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Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

BWW Review: THE FOREIGNER at Rollins College is Witty, Brilliant and Timely
by Libby Champion - Sep 30, 2016

Have you ever gone through life feeling like a fly on the wall? Ever heard something you wish you hadn't and ended up saving the day because of it? In Rollins College's The Foreigner, Englishman Charlie does just that. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - Post-Audible Separation
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Sep 27, 2016

This time last year, I met my friend Anthony Narciso. He was contracted to be the sound designer for Playhouse Creatures, a show that I was running sound for.  We didn't know it at the time, but we were to become thick as thieves and become the best sound team there has ever been (okay, maybe we're a little biased). We share sound effects, projects, and ideas - a good mark of two sound designer best friends. We created a shared dropbox folder - and titled it Anthony and Cheyenne Sing Sound Shanty's. Probably the most important folder we have inside our sound shanty's is our sound dictionary. We've just been taking ordinary words and using them to define events and happenings that we find in the world of sound. For example, the first definition we came up with was for 'Smashed,' which is defined as 'the poor mixing of a track, only possible when patching a fisher price keyboard into a cassette tape recorder and mixed with low quality YouTube,' and this definition spawned from a show choir performance in which I received a terribly recorded track to play. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Continues 2016/17 Season with OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by R. Michael Gros, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre (more...)

Annie Russell Launches 84th Season with Comedy Classic THE FOREIGNER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College kicks off their 84th season with a modern-day farce that has quickly become a staple of the American stage. In The Foreigner, an Englishman arrives at a bed and breakfast in rural Georgia. Reeling from marital strife and suffering from crippling social anxiety, Charlie leads the residents of the inn to believe he doesn't speak English. The result? Not the peace and quiet he was hoping for. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Moment with Student Director Grace Zottig of Rollins College's THE FOREIGNER
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 19, 2016

As the school year begins again we get a fresh crop of productions from our local colleges. To kick off this season Rollins College presents The Foreigner. Grace Zottig is a senior and is gaining some hands on experience at directing alongside Thomas Ouellette. Grace took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some of my questions. It is refreshing to hear from someone just at the start of her career. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - The Foreigner, and the Beauty of Sound Design
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Sep 19, 2016

For most shows by closing, I'm sitting at the soundboard, tired of hearing the dialogue: I'm memorizing the beats in the actors voices, tracing out lines on my palms, you name it. Running a show for two weeks will end up with me either hanging on the edge of my seat out of love and adoration, or out of dying, death, and despair. The Foreigner by Larry Shue, however, is my favorite show. I never get tired of watching it, of running it, of listening to the dialogue while I'm sitting by the board. When done well, the show is hilarious, sweet, tear-jerking at times (maybe I'm emotional), and just plain enjoyable. I am typically fonder of straight plays for sound design (although I do love mixing a live orchestra with actors) because of the incredible liberties I can take. Of course, most straight plays are realistic, so there's not a ton of magical orb sounds or dragon's roars, but I do have a recording of Sowing In The Morning played on the Harmonica for The Foreigner, as well as car horns, 40 minutes of rain, and an explosion. And maybe it's me, but I love these effects.  (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Cenango River Theatre Presents TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Presented for the first time in the Southern Tier, Chenango River Theatre's final show of their 10th season features the regional premiere of Taking Sides, a provocative 1995 Holocaust drama written by Ronald Harwood (Academy-Award winning writer ofThe Pianist and The Dresser).  Set in the ruins of post-war Berlin and loosely based onworld famous German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler's own diaries, this provocative drama explores Furtwangler's possible complicity in Nazi war crimes. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

The Wizard Wins! WICKED's Peter Scolari Wins EMMY for Guest Actor in a Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Currently starring on Broadway as 'The Wizard' in WICKED, Peter Scolari tonight won his first ever Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series Guest Actor, for playing Lena Dunham's dad on HBO's hit series GIRLS. And he wasn't even in contention on Emmy nomination day. (more...)

BWW Review: Director Michael Rothhaar Transforms THE FOREIGNER Into The Laughfest It Was Meant To Be
by Shari Barrett - May 8, 2016

When I heard the Morgan-Wixson Theatre was presenting The Foreigner by Larry Shue, I was hesitant to review the show, wondering why anyone would want to produce a show I had found offensive and not at all funny the first time I saw it elsewhere. But I am happy to report director Michael Rothhaar has mined every moment of humor in Shue's play, keeping me and the audience in stitches throughout thanks to his obvious knowledge on how to present it, as well as his excellent casting of all roles. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Shirley MacLaine to Co-Star in Dramedy TV Series BETTYVILLE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will headline a new dramedy TV series for Paramount Television titled BETTYVILLE. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NETHER at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd presents THE NETHER, a play written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Gregory Boyd and James Black. THE NETHER runs now through May 29 in the Neuhaus Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present BORN YESTERDAY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, a delicious screwball classic, beginning performances June 3. Featuring Alley Company Members and directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play is the grand finale of the inaugural season in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

THE FOREIGNER Opens 6/3 at Town Players
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Foreigner, a farce by Larry Shue, opens at Town Players' Little Theatre on Friday, June 3. (more...)

THE FOREIGNER, URINETOWN, CONSTELLATIONS Set for Annie Russell Theatre's 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 84th season! (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Connecticut Cabaret Theatre's THE FOREIGNER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre presents The Foreigner, a comedy by Larry Shue, directed by Kris McMurray, running July 8th through August 6th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

FTC Opens Enrollment for Camp Freddyburg
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is pleased to announce open enrollment for their summer youth program, Camp Freddyburg 2016. The camp runs July 5-31, with a two-day orientation session on June 28 and 29. The camp schedule and application can be found on FTC's Facebook page and website, www.fredericksburgtheater.org. Enrollment is limited and scholarships are available if needed. Along with Ms. Goff several other theater, music and dance instructors will teach classes. The deadline for early registration is June 27th. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Seven Stars, Peak Time to Begin Production on TITANIC CODE in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Seven Stars Entertainment, a Sun Seven Stars Media Group subsidiary, and Peak Time Entertainment, the new co-venture between producers Bruno Wu and Arthur Sarkissian, announce their project, Titanic Code, scheduled to begin filming in early 2017 as a Chinese-American production. (more...)

BWW Interview: CARRON CLARK CLEM Is Inspirational
by Marietta Lunceford - Jul 6, 2016

After interviewing Carron Clem, I wasn't sure if I was more inspired or exhausted. Having lived an extraordinary life, Carron now does more in a day than most of us do in a week. Committed to her family and to the theatre, Carron is passionate about everything she does. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

Bleeding Heart Theatre Presents A DOG AT FEAST by Michelle Deines
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

From the company that brought you last year's fringe hit The Fighting Season comes a workshop production of Michelle Deines' new play A Dog at A Feast. Three theatre professionals: a jaded critic, a depressed artistic director, and a star actor collide in this snappy dark comedy that examines the relationship between art and criticism. Directed by Bleeding Heart Theatre's award winning Artistic Director Evan Frayne, Assistant Directed bySusie Coodin starring Alison Kelly, Barbara Tomasic, and Lisa Goebel. Playing Sep 9 - 8pm, Sep 10 - 5:45pm, Sep 11 - 3pm, Sep 12 - 10:45pm, Sep 14 - 8pm, Sep 15 - 6pm, Sep 16 - 10:45pm, Sep 17 - 1pm at Carousel Theatre, 1411 Cartwright Street. For tickets ($14) visit vancouverfringe.com (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Concludes 10th Anniversary Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Sound Theatre Company concludes its tenth anniversary season with the Seattle Premiere of the award-winning madcap British farce ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Richard Bean's re-imagining of the classic commedia farce, The Servant of Two Masters. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 81st season now through July 24 when it presents Agatha Christie's intriguing whodunit, 'The Hollow.' A weekend in the English countryside goes deathly awry with an explosive murder in this spell-binding mystery. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Young and the Restless: One Actress's Tale of Summer Unemployment
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - Jul 1, 2016

"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. And then there was nothing else. Just 120 degrees of scorching hellfire, and a job in retail. And woman saw that it was not good."--The Book of Genesis, retold (trying her hardest not to encourage blasphemy) by a restless college student (more...)

SARTA Announces 2016 Elly Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

More than 410 Elly nominees for the 2015-16 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 7, 2016 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called.  This year's theme is Some Enchanted Ellys.  (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Extends WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of 'What the Butler Saw,' an extra performance has been added on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

'What the Butler Saw,' a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 10. Director is John Tillinger, who helmed a recent, critically acclaimed production of the show in Los Angeles, as well as earlier productions in London and New York. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Baseball Comedy GOING… GOING… GONE! by TV Writer & Sportscaster Ken Levine Gets World Premiere at Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Andrew Barnicle directs the world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! for an Oct. 1 opening at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

"What the Butler Saw," a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, August 23 - September 10.  (more...)

ART, MURDER FOR TWO and More Coming to Cape Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the 2017 summer line-up for the historic Playhouse's 91st season.  (more...)

The Cape Playhouse Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonah Weston in Action Talks Productions' THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm. Visit www.jonahweston.com for more information. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Stage Jennifer Haley's Sci-Fi Thriller THE NETHER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for THE NETHER, a play written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Gregory Boyd and James Black. THE NETHER runs May 6 – May 29 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

Shel Silverstein's THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM Comes to the Stage in Portland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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