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Charles Busch and Penny Fuller Lend Their Voices For the Upcoming Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing). (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directed LUFT GANGSTER Returns
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

NYLON FUSION THEATRE COMPANY and CLOVERLEAF COLLECTIVE are pleased to present the return of Lowell Byers' LUFT GANGSTER, directed by Tony Award winning director Austin Pendleton (Broadway's The Little Foxes, The Runner Stumbles, Shelter, Spoils of War). LUFT GANGSTER will play a limited engagement at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012) as part of their 'War Is Hell' Theatre Series (recently featured in New York Magazine's 'Things To Do in NY'). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and continue through Sunday, April 16. Opening Night is Saturday, April 1 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP Ensemble
by Greer Firestone - Mar 7, 2017

In this supercharged political environment, we are buffeted with tweeted grotesqueries daily. We ask ourselves where is the humanity in this? (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/28/2017 - 3/7/2017
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Tony Nominee Patricia Clarkson Joins Cast of HBO Drama Series SHARP OBJECTS
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Broadway alum Patricia Clarkson will star opposite Amy Adams in HBO's upcoming eight-episode drama SHARP OBJECTS. Written by Marti Nixon, the series is based on the book by Gillian Flynn. (more...)

Theatre of Note presents the World Premieres of RED HELEN & SUPPER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Theatre of NOTE announces two world premieres plays running in repertory-RED HELEN,written by Jennifer Barclay and directed by Bill Voorhees & SUPPER, written by Phinneas Kiyomura and directed by Alina Phelan. RED HELEN will preview Friday, March 24 at 8pm, and will open on Thursday, March 30 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 20, 2017. . SUPPER will preview Saturday, April 1 at 8pm, and will open on Thursday, April 6 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 20, 2017 - both at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/3; THE ELEPHANT MAN in Nashville, La Jolla's FREAKY FRIDAY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA in Boston, LITTLE WOMEN in Seattle, FREAKY FRIDAY in San Diego and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman.  CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Bee Advocacy Takes the Stage in BUZZ, SON OF A BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

BUZZ is a timely musical with two hearts-One, the coming together of eight diverse characters who eventually form a Company, and in so doing, a Connection, via a strange catalyst...Bees. Saving bees--one song at a time--and spreading love & laughter--that's what makes this musical sparkle (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed This Week
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Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

The Apothetae and The Lark Launch Playwriting Fellowship for Disabled Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Apothetae, a theater company committed to challenging perceived perceptions of the "Disabled Experience," and The Lark, a play development lab devoted to equity, community, and the power of an individual artistic voice, are thrilled to announce the launch and opening of submissions for the pilot round of The Apothetae at Lark Fellowship, made possible with leadership support from the Time Warner Foundation, and additional support from Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering John Hurt
by Walter McBride - Jan 31, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, veteran British screen actor, Sir John Hurt, has passed away at aged 77. His diverse career included turns on screen on film, television, as well as voice acting. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)


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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

Veteran British Actor, John Hurt, Passes Away at 77
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Veteran British screen actor, Sir John Hurt, has passed away at aged 77. His diverse career included turns on screen on film, television, and as a voice actor. He is best known for roles in a number of blockbuster films including Alien, the Harry Potter series, and as the title character in the film, The Elephant Man. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BELLLS at Roselle Center For The Arts - Provocative Drama of Conscience
by Greer Firestone - Jan 27, 2017

UD REP Ensemble continues its excellent work (more...)

The Peoples Improv Theater presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps, Feb 15-March 30, 2017, at the PIT Loft. This solo character show, written and performed by Eli James, is a decade-by-decade journey through the parade of unsung deplorables who inhabit the history of rock 'n' roll. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - starting Saturday, January 28 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26, with official press opening set for February 9. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM to Play OBERON This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents A Ride on the Irish Cream, written and created by Erin Markey and directed by Jordan Fein. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 28 and run through Saturday, March 4 at OBERON, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge. (more...)

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Mel Brooks with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 12th. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Announces Lineup for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Following a record-breaking 2016-17 season,Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, announced last night the eight ambitious productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-2018 season. Highlights include the Peninsula premiere of the unforgettable musical, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Larry Shue's award-winning comedy, THE FOREIGNER; the hit thriller, THE WOMAN IN BLACK; everyone's favorite musical,ANNIE; the Tony Award-winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; the award-winning drama, The Elephant Man; the national premiere of WHEN THAT I WAS…; and the raucous musical, THE FULL MONTY.  All performances will be held at Hillbarn Theatre, (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City). Subscriptions ($210 - $336) are on sale now at hillbarntheatre.org or by calling 650.349.6411. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/6/2017
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/6/2017. (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26, with official press opening set for February 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Stirring and Staggering THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 28, 2017

Startling, stunning and evocative performances by an ensemble of Nashville actors performing at the top of their game in an altogether effective and moving production of a contemporary classic: that's what audiences are likely recalling now - hours, days, weeks - after experiencing the latest artistic achievement from Studio Tenn. Following up the opening of their 2016-17 season -  a critically lauded revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, which launched the annual Broadway series at Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Studio Tenn presents another Broadway-worthy reiteration in the form of Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: Resilience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Featuring nine productions, New Rep's 2017-2018 season includes Ideation, a dark satirical comedy and Boston-area premiere; Oleanna, David Mamet's groundbreaking drama, featuring Johnny Lee Davenport; Man of La Mancha, a revival of the Tony award-winning musical, featuring Maurice Emmanuel Parent; Unveiled, a one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik and co-produced with Stoneham Theatre; Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, and engaging political drama by Athol Fugard; Lonely Planet, an evocative social drama by Steven Dietz; Ripe Frenzy, a site-specific drama and Boston-area premiere; The Bakelite Masterpiece, a riveting historical drama and Boston-area premiere; and Two Jews Walk into a War…, a hilarious existential comedy featuring Jeremiah Kissel. (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

New Musical 'BUZZ, SON OF A BEE' Flies Into The Sargent Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

A special limited-engagement run of BUZZ...Son of a Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life is set to open March 24th at The Sargent Theatre. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN at Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to continue its 61st Season with our Spring Drama 'The Elephant Man' by Bernard Pomerance.   Show dates are March 2nd-5th and 9th-12th to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Studio Tenn's THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

Studio Tenn brings Victorian romanticism to Middle Tennesseans with the Broadway classic 'The Elephant Man,' playing at the Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin February 16 - 26, 2017.  A performance you don't want to miss, 'The Elephant Man' follows the amazing transformation and struggles Joseph Merrick faced throughout his life as a human oddity and sideshow attraction. (more...)

The Barn Players Celebrate Volunteers at 2016 Barney Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

A packed house enjoyed Kansas City's Barn Players community theater annual Barney Awards celebration Saturday evening, January 28th, 2017 at their current Mission, KS location. (more...)

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