Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, this Tony Award-nominated musical includes hits like 'Dancing Queen,' 'Take a Chance on Me,' 'The Winner Takes It All,' and many, many more! (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Presents: THE MAIDS by Jean Genet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company opens its 2016-2017 season with THE MAIDS by Jean Genet. Loosely based on the infamous Papin sisters who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933, THE MAIDS tells the story of two servants who act out elaborate role-plays while their mistress is away, all centered around killing her. (more...)

Kobi Electric Appoints Lighting Industry Veterans Peragine and Heath to Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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BWW Interview: Kate Kataja of Wilbury Theatre Group Talks Third Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Robert Barossi - Jul 22, 2016

Promising to be bigger than ever, and not just because of added performance venues, the Providence Fringe Festival returns for its third year on July 26. I spoke with Kate Kataja of The Wilbury Theatre Group, which has produced the festival in each of its first three years, about her role and what audience's can expect at this year's Fringe. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Open 94th Season With ANDREA CHENIER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season opens Friday, September 9 with a gala performance of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier in a new production by Sir David McVicar. (more...)

Amanda Horvath and Courtney Mack to Star in Underscore Theatre's TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan 'knee whack' ice skating scandal. (more...)

Louisville Repertory Company to Present SMOKE & MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Smoke & Mirrors by WILL OSBORNE & ANTHONY HERRERA directed by GEORGE ROBERT BAILEY presented by Louisville Repertory Company will run August 5-14, 2016 at The Bard's Town Theatre, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAIL MARY 2: THE HAUNTING Comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O'Neill, Hail Mary 2: The Haunting comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August, presented in conjunction with Maverick Theatre Productions. (more...)

THE LAST DONNELLY STANDING at the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The final show of Blyth Festival's 42nd season - The Last Donnelly Standing - begins August 4 and plays until September 2 in Blyth's Memorial Hall. Conceived and created by Paul Thompson, Gil Garratt, and Beth Kates, directed by Thompson and starring Garratt, The Last Donnelly Standing is the ultimate fiery epilogue to the bloody Biddulph Feud. Reserve your seats by calling the Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

BWW Review: Intimate EQUUS Provides Startling Take on Pain and Passion
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 21, 2016

EQUUS, presented and directed by Jeremy Seghers, now playing through July 24th at Orlando event site The Acre, is not a show that will appeal to everyone, as it treads not so lightly on a number of rather taboo issues. That being said, if your sensibilities are not easily rattled, the story of a startlingly damaged boy, performed in a unique theatrical venue, is a dramatic experience not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alison Murphy and Mark Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'
by Kathy Strain - Jul 21, 2016

As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Lang and Alison Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit down and chat with them about their roles and about the show LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY.' (more...)

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance presents HELEN by Euripides
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance, thanks to the Argropoulos Endowment in Hellenic studies, brings forward a touch of the ancient past by presenting Helen by Euripides on July 29th and 30th in the Studio Theater. (more...)

St. Bart's 2016 Summer Festival to Continue with Music by Gabriel Faure
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The 22nd annual Summer Festival continues on Sunday, August 7, at 11 am with a service of sacred music for sopranos and altos by Gabriel Fauré including his Messe Basse. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Set for Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago will welcome the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) July 11-23, 2017. (more...)

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival today announced the full lineup for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. (more...)

New Line Cinema's THE CONJURING 2 Scares Up Over $300 Million Worldwide
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

New Line Cinema's supernatural horror thriller THE CONJURING 2 has grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office as it continues to thrill and chill movie audiences around the world. (more...)

Mercer County College to Host PLAYFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

As part of its yearlong 50 th anniversary celebration, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will host "Playfest 2017" next spring, the first New Jersey community college new play festival. The competition is open to all student playwrights and actors from the state's 19 community colleges. Community college alumni are also invited to participate. (more...)

Meet the Cast of East Lynne Theater Company's DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's "Dracula" at the after-show party at Pier House Restaurant on July 27, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 5 at an after-show Q&A.  (more...)

Ultratech Announces Preliminary Results of Voting at Annual Meeting of Stockholders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents Peter Pan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Clap your hands if you can believe it, the Tony Award-winning musical production 'Peter Pan' soars back to Moonlight Amphitheatre from July 20, 2016 to Aug. 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. The classic, family favorite production hit the Broadway stage in 1954 and has since been adapted for the movie screen several times for more than 60 years. The original Broadway production and revivals received nine Tony Award nominations with the most recent in 1999 for Best Revival of a Musical. The Moonlight production features the sets and costumes of the famous Cathy Rigby production, including spectacular flying effects. Tickets are $10 to $55 and general admission lawn is $8 to $20 and includes lawn chair provided at entry. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724- 2110 or visit moonlightstage.com.  (more...)

Paper Mill Sets On-Sale Date for New Season, Featuring THE BODYGUARD Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will begin selling tickets to the general public for its 2016-2017 season on Monday, August 8. (more...)

Gloria Ferrer Is Offering $5000 For The Best Appetizer Recipe In The Country
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, producer of California's most awarded sparkling wines, is once again searching for the most glorious appetizer recipe in the country to pair with its Sonoma Brut. Budding home cooks age 21 and over are encouraged to channel their inner-foodie and submit their signature appetizer recipe for the 2 nd annual nationwide contest. All appetizers will be judged on originality, perceived taste appeal and perceived ability to pair with the Sonoma Brut, a wine that's been produced by the winery since it was founded 30 years ago. (more...)

VIDEO: Something Fresh at SOMETHING ROTTEN! New Cast Members Take Their First Bows
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The hit musical comedy welcomes four new cast members who took their first bows Monday night. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle and Will Chase's Changing Of The Bard
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

Christian Borle hands the rock star collar to the new Shakespeare in town, Will Chase. (more...)

BWW Review: HARBOR Attempts to Examine 'What's a Family' at convergence continuum
by Roy Berko - Jul 18, 2016

What happens when a happily married gay couple's home is invaded by one of the duo's pot-headed, manipulating sister, with her teen daughter in-tow? According to Chad Beguelin, the author of the play Harbor, which is now on stage at convergence-continuum, the answer is angst, frustration, revelations and a surprising, if less than expected, conclusion. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/18/2016
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/18/2016. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

In 1962, French New Wave auteur François Truffaut spent a week in Hollywood with his idol, Alfred Hitchcock, discussing The Director's rich and extensive body of work, including “Psycho” and “Vertigo.” (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens Wednesday at Hackmatack Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Lisa Joyce of Dedham, Mass, as Princess Winnifred, and Drew Masse of Lewiston as Prince Dauntless keep the theater in stitches in Once Upon A Mattress playing Wednesdays to Saturdays at Hackmatack Playhouse through Aug. 13. For tickets or information, call 207-698-1807Call: 207-698-1807 or go to www.hackmatack.org. (more...)

Third Rail Repertory Theatre Presents ANNAPURNA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Third Rail Repertory Theatre Presents ANNAPURNAAug 5 - 27, 2016. Location: Third Rail @ Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 Tickets Available: By phone at 503-235-1101 or online at thirdrailrep.org. (more...)

Marcus Nance, Hunter Foster and Nina Et Cetera Featured on this Week's STATE OF THE ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Actor MARCUS NANCE from Shaw Festival, Actor/Director HUNTER FOSTER and Singer/Songwriter NINA ET CETERA Are Special Guests on This Week (Friday, July 22) on the LIVE Broadcast of State of the ARTS on WPKN-FM (89.5) (more...)

Catch SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase in Premiere Performance of 'Will Power'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

There's a new Shakespeare in town, as Will Chase took over the role of Something Rotten!'s rock star bard tonight. Check out a clip of Will rocking out to 'Will Power' below: (more...)

Matthew Morrison Joins Broadway at Town Hall Concert Series in Provincetown on August 7th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Matthew Morrison has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee." He will make his anticipated concert debut in the critically acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall series, at Provincetown's Town Hall on Sunday, August 7 at 6:30 PM, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents MOTHER (AND ME)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

'Mother (and me)' comes to the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) for a limited engagement, running Aug 4 - 14 as part of the Greenhouse's 'Solo Celebration!' series. Written and performed by Broadway veteran and comedian Melinda Buckley and presented as originally directed by Kimberly Senior. 'Mother (and me)' tells the auto-biographical tale of a larger-than-life Hungarian 'Mama Rose' and her 'Broadway baby' as they experience a shifting dynamic in their relationship. This hilariously honest solo show won the 'Best of Fest' award at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, and was originally developed and produced by Barabara Whitman Productions. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/22/2016 - 7/22/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/22/2016 - 7/22/2016! (more...)

NY Public Library's Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Cohen-Stratyner on Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, the Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions for the Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee. (more...)

Luciole International Theatre to Translate Photography to the Stage in PANGEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Luciole International Theatre continues their inaugural season with passion, risk and awe. Houston has been named one of the most diverse cities in the United States. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and More Set for American Repertory Ballet's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 performance season. (more...)

BWW Review: TAP TREASURES SHOWCASE Pays Tribute to the History of Tap
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 15, 2016

According to Artistic Director/Producer Tony Waag, Tap Treasures Showcase "reinvestigates and revisits eight historic locations in Manhattan that contributed to the evolution of tap dance." The hour-long show was performed at The Duke on 42nd Street on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA True and Authentic
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 15, 2016

A 1950's house, complete with a rotary phone and tube radio, a milkman and rude jock, a sexist husband and loving wife, is the setting for Come Back, Little Sheba, the superb first play written by William Inge and produced by The Summer Company. Centering around Lola and Doc Delaney, a married couple of a couple decades, Come Back, Little Sheba delves into what it means to grow old and how to maintain a grasp on young beauty. (more...)

BWW Blog: Nanjibah Khan - Trying New Things
by Guest Blogger: Nanjibah Khan - Jul 15, 2016

Summertime. For theatre kids that aren't attending something like theatre camp, this season is complete agony. Even when you're on vacation, it's weird… Not getting the daily dose of rehearsal that your body feels like it needs after years of it. Yet, I feel like summertime is a perfect opportunity to try out new things in the theatre itself. It can help you understand what other parts of theatre you're interested in, because even if it doesn't seem like it, it's not all about the singing and the acting and the dancing! There are people behind all of that, and without their abilities, there wouldn't be a show at all.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TexARTS' MY WAY, A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

TexARTS opens its 2016-17 Professional Series with a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Starring Leslie Hollingsworth (TexARTS' I'll Be Seeing You), Matt Harris Andersen, Michael Marchese (TexARTS' A Cool Yule) and Megan Richards Wright (Zach Theatre A Christmas Carol), My Way runs tonight, July 15, through July 24 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

City of Fairfax Theatre Company to Present THE MUSIC MAN This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The City of Fairfax Theatre Company's production of The Music Man by Meredith Willson runs at Sydney Lanier Middle School, July 22 - July 30, 2016. (more...)

Futuremark Adds New DirectX 12 Test to 3DMark Benchmark
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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BWW Review: Poignant and Powerful TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Spotlighters Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jul 13, 2016

The Jonathan Larson musical should not be missed. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) celebrate the 80th birthday of Steve Reich with a diverse week of concerts highlighting the seminal composer's works September 7-11, 2016 at Davies Symphony Hall. (more...)

HAMLET, Starring Oscar Isaac, Leaves Theater for a New Audience; Eyes the Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Sam Gold's HAMLET, with STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS star Oscar Isaac in the title role, will no longer grace the stage at Theater for a New Audience next summer. (more...)

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