Open Air Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season, Including SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Titusville, New Jersey's Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre has confirmed its 2016 summer season. Set to open on Friday, May 20, 2016, the popular outdoor venue that has entertained generations of families over the past five decades will open with the hit of its 2015 summer season, Monty Python's Spamalot. Scheduled for three weekends, the musical comedy will be performed on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. (more...)

George Cukor Classics Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Lead REEL 13 May Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Director George Cukor's romantic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Holiday, both based on hit Broadway plays by Philip Barry,open the May lineup on Reel 13 (more...)

BWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Ali Harper is Doris Day
by Guest Blogger: Dearna Doglione - May 5, 2016

The last two Sundays, Christchurch's Court Theatre has been filled with the shared stories and boisterous laughter of two solid staples of New Zealand theatre. It is easy to see why a viewing of Ali Harper's one-woman show 'The Doris Day Special' is such a charming mix of tears and laughter with these two talented and powerful women at the helm. (more...)

FRAME London Dance Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The full programme has today been announced for the inaugural FRAME London Dance Film Festival. The vast programme of films and events is to take place from 9 to 12 June 2016 in Kingston-upon-Thames, London. Presented by the UK's pioneering dance company BalletBoyz in association with dancescreen, the festival is set to offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the best creative talent in dance and film to the general public, as well engaging broadcasters, video artists and choreographers. Over the three days, there are over 122 films screening with 11 World Premieres, 8 International, 4 European and 28 UK Premieres amongst the new work. These will be presented alongside classic films for all ages led by a celebration of Gene Kelly, dance performances and outdoor and family activities at various venues across the town. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
by Tim Carney - May 23, 2016

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic piece of musical theatre. It spans generations and has brought life and laughter to families for over 50 years. It's a story of human triumph over evil, of love, sacrifice, raising children and of belief. It has all the ingredients for a story to tap into our souls and remind us that in the face of real adversity there is always light, there is always a way to overcome the challenge. (more...)

Tickets to Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2016-17 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Birmingham Royal Ballet announces the 2016/2017 Birmingham Hippodrome season, the 27th season at its home theatre in the Midlands. The season will celebrate the Company's varied repertory, from the spectacular new The Tempest in the autumn through to the return of The Nutcracker for Christmas and Coppelia in the summer of 2017. Over the course of the season, the Company will perform four full-length classic ballets and a programme of shorter works to include the return of Michael Corder's Le Baiser de la fee, John Cranko's Pineapple Poll and a brand new ballet from Company member Ruth Brill called Arcadia. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From BLACKBIRD to THE NEWSROOM - Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Shares Advice for Actors!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet. (more...)

12 Ladies to Salute Author James Gavin at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, will be honored at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Mandy Patinkin, Sutton Foster and More
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 2, 2016

Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about Mandy Patinkin, Sutton Foster and the 2016 season of the Boston Pops (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Celebrates James Gavin at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, was honored at The Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

21C Music Festival Sets Upcoming Livestreams
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, today announced that all 21C Music Festival concerts that take place in Koerner Hall will be livestreamed for free at https://www.rcmusic.ca/livestream, in order to share these unique and special evenings with an audience throughout the world. (more...)

BWW Review: The Many Charms of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2016

Lovers of the era of Busby Berkeley movie musicals are getting a double whammy of Golden Age goodness this month with a pair of musicals playing only two blocks from each other in Hollywood. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU is already running at the mid-sized Ricardo Montalban Theatre on Vine and, very shortly, 42ND STREET will open at the much larger Hollywood Pantages. Both are inescapably linked by their subject matter.   (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Celebrates Opening at Montalban Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Corky Hale presents I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, which opened May 13 at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood. This new musical features lyrics by Al Dubin, music mostly by Harry Warren, book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. The production is directed and choreographed by Kay Cole. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

WOMEN IN THE WORLD OF SONDHEIM with Katie Welsh & Emily Whitaker Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents singer Katie Welsh and pianist Emily Whitaker in Women in the World of Sondheim on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jonathan Groff Teams Up with Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Tie the Knot; View the Collection!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, husband Justin Mikita, and their non-profit advocacy organization, Tie The Knot, are happy to announce their latest collection of limited edition bow ties launching on May 17th. The latest collection will include the addition of Tony award nominee this season for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff to Tie The Knot's extensive list of guest designers. The collection will be available exclusively at The Tie Bar and $20 of every $25 purchase will be donated directly back to Tie The Knot. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Cast Album To Be Released on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

The premiere recording of ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' which was developed at the 13th Street Theater in New York City, will be released June 3rd.  Jed Peterson, who's starred Off-Broadway in such shows as 'Hard Times' and 'Nevsky Prospect,' and has been featured on television's  'Madame Secretary,' stars as Mr. Berlin.  Richard Danley is musical director.  Choreography and tap-dancing are by Rayna Hirt.  Hawkins Gardow is special guest artist. Music preparation is by Donald Brown.   Peter Charney and Matthew Nardozzi are assistants to the producers.  The CD, being distributed exclusively in the United States via CDBaby, will be available on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes, Footlight Records, Google Music, etc. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NextStop's CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

City of Angels, with book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by David Zippel, plays through June 5, 2016 at NextStop Theatre Company, in Herndon, Virginia. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Broadway Meets Baseball When Willie Mays Visits WHAT'S MY LINE
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

Can you guess which Broadway star was a big fan of the New York Giants' great center fielder? (more...)

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art to Open David A. Leffel Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University presents David A. Leffel: The Mastery of Light-A Retrospective from May 14 - August 7, 2016.  There will be a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. (more...)

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance to Present OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Oklahoma! is the Broadway hit that ushered in The Golden Age of musical theatre. The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to present this dance extravaganza as celebrated choreographer Meg Paul works alongside director Blair Anderson to blend elegant dance into this classic musical. (more...)

MWA Announces the 2016 Edgar Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 70th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.  (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2016 Edgar Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Comes to 5th Avenue This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, will play The 5th Avenue Theatre as a part of its First National Tour, which launched in September, 2015. (more...)

Oakland University's Music Program to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, the music program at Oakland University will open its 2016 opera production, "Die Fledermaus," by Johann Strauss II. There will be additional performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5; 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. (more...)

Hip-Hop Artist 2Ru3 (true) Releases Soulful Debut EP 'Alpha (The Beginning)'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Making a name for himself in today's hip hop scene, 2Ru3 is an artist that seeks to be genuine with his art and create a legacy of timeless music with a message as others have done before him. (more...)

STC to Present ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

John Howard, Robyn Nevin, Chris Ryan, Eryn Jean Norvill and Josh McConville are amongst the cast for Sydney Theatre Company's All My Sons by Arthur Miller. STC Resident Director Kip Williams is at the helm following the success of The Golden Age in January and Miss Julie, currently at Melbourne Theatre Company. Performances of All My Sons are at Roslyn Packer Theatre from 4 June 2016. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Present CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST as Part of 'STOMPING GROUNDS'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre presents Chicago Rhythm Fest, the culminating performance of Chicago Human Rhythm Project's two-month, citywide festival STOMPING GROUNDS, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Close 20th Anniversary Season with THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 20th Anniversary Season with the classic Broadway musical THE PAJAMA GAME.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: DORIAN GRAY, Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham, April 22 2016
by Jenny Ell - Apr 25, 2016

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Faith Conservatory to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The 'Gershwin Musical Comedy Extravaganza' CRAZY FOR YOU opens at Faith Conservatory. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces Children's Theatre-In-The-Woods 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2016 season lineup for Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. (more...)

Cloris Leachman &Z's AM More Join Cast of STARERICAN GODS as Production Begins
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) began production this week on the 10-episode first season of AMERICAN GODS, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Shooting has commenced in Toronto, Canada and will continue in additional locations across America. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Headline THE 5TH AVENUE FOLLIES Gala in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to welcome back to its stage after a 12-year absence Grammy-nominated Broadway, television and pop music star Cheyenne Jackson, who will headline the annual Night at The 5th Gala, 'The 5th Avenue Follies' on Friday, May 20, 2016. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More on Tap for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller make up the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)

Corky Hale to Present I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU at Montalban Theatre, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Corky Hale presents I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood. This new musical, features lyrics by Al Dubin, music mostly by Harry Warren, book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. The production is directed and choreographed by Kay Cole. (more...)

Mayo Performing Arts Center to Host Emerging Artists & New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Audiences can enjoy new works, rising young talent and more in two intimate artistic showcases as part the latest installments of Mayo Performing Arts Center's Emerging Artists and New Works series. Events will be held on May 16 and June 19, respectively. General admission tickets are $25. Student ticket prices are available for $20. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Sets May Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra begins the month of May with a performance featuring Schumann's Piano Concerto played by Javier Perianes, and led by guest conductor Lothar Zagrosek on May 5 and 7. The performances will also include Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture and Brahms' Symphony No. 1 (more...)

Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts to Present CRAZY FOR YOU This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The 'Gershwin Musical Comedy Extravaganza' CRAZY FOR YOU opens at Faith Conservatory. (more...)

Matt Iseman Joins Erica Olson as Genii Awards Co-Host
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Matt Iseman (American Ninja Warrior)will join Erica Olsen, CBS2/KCAL9, as a co-host for the 57th Annual Genii Awards to be held, Thursday, May 5th (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT to be Performed in Savill Garden
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Run away with the circus this summer and weave your way through an array of hidden gardens and spectacular lawns at The Savill Garden in this immersive production of Shakespeare's much loved 'As You Like it' from 22 June to 24 July 2016. (more...)

BWW Opera News: North Carolina Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD, HERCULES VS. VAMPIRES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On Tuesday evening, April 12 North Carolina Opera revealed its upcoming new season at CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum). Over 300 fans and friends of the organization excitedly gathered for the unveiling of the new season's productions and casting as presented by NCO Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers, along with live performances of excerpts from the operas. (more...)

Bonstelle Theatre Season to Close with Dance-Filled Finale OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

OKLAHOMA! is the Broadway hit that ushered in The Golden Age of musical theatre. (more...)

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