Dallas Summer Musicals Partners with Broadway Across America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), the historic nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas, and Broadway Across America (BAA), the foremost presenter of first-class touring Broadway productions throughout North America, today announced that both organizations will come together to book and secure future Broadway seasons for North Texas, beginning in 2017-2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER Is More Tech Demo Than Engaging Storytelling
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2016

The underappreciated art of sound design takes center stage in Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER, a dramatization of Petru Popescu's book "Amazon Beaming" that comes off more as a demonstration of technological capabilities than engaging storytelling. (more...)

Main Street Theatrical Works Recreates SHERLOCK HOLMES Radio Classic, Live On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The finest radio drama of the 1930's was The Mercury Theatre On The Air, founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Their brief run, just shy of two years, presented many classical pieces of literature, created many memorable moments, and shook an entire country with it's terrifying portrayal of "War of the Worlds." This October, Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating another one of their literary classic radio plays with a live stage production of The Immortal Sherlock Holmes, October 21st, 22nd & 23rd at the Native Sons Hall, in Sutter Creek. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Presents 6th Annual Live Radio Show Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The finest radio drama of the 1930's was The Mercury Theatre On The Air, founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Their brief run, just shy of two years, presented many classical pieces of literature, created many memorable moments, and shook an entire country with it's terrifying portrayal of "War of the Worlds." This October, Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating another one of their literary classic radio plays with a live stage production of The Immortal Sherlock Holmes, October 21st, 22nd & 23rd at the Native Sons Hall, in Sutter Creek. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti's Don Pasquale in six performances from September 28-October 15, 2016. After a 32-year absence from the Company's repertory, the sparkling comedy of cruel games and young love returns in Laurent Pelly's fanciful staging, which is a co-production with Santa Fe Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Is 'Golden' in Anniversary Show at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Sep 23, 2016

If this is what the end of The Golden Age OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND looks like, here's hoping for an extension. Before capping off a yearlong celebration of Bond's 25th anniversary of being a performer with a VIVification benefit, v's---Bond's preferred pronoun---GOLDEN AGE was a fever dream, full of charming anecdotes about shared psychoanalysts, spirit guides and Blythe Danner. On the second evening of the show's four-night run earlier this month, Bond's control over the melodic rasp of v's voice was impeccable. More importantly, v displayed an unmatched talent for controlling the space v's in, owning the entire stage with little more than a gentle sway and the tap of a heel, making Bond's all-out performance look effortless. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The much anticipated World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical hits the stage tonight for its first preview performance, ahead of the official opening night on 6 October. This exciting all-Australian production will play exclusively in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre for ten weeks only. (more...)

UMe to Reissue Beck's Entire DGC/Geffen/Interscope Catalog on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Since introducing himself to the world in 1994 with his genre-defying, multi-platinum debut, Mellow Gold, Beck has blazed a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Actor Richard Thomas will host Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala "The Night They Invented Champagne: Celebrating Lerner & Loewe" on Monday evening, September 19.  Performing the music of the legendary Broadway composing team will be artists Britney Coleman, Kristen Hahn, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Mark Lukas, Howard McGillin, Ciara Renee, Mary Testa, Richard Troxell, Max von Essen, Nicholas Ward, and members of the New York Theatre Ballet.  Gala Director is Chase Brock, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.  (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Stars to Join THE ILLUSIONISTS on Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

'America's Got Talent' triumphant runner-up, The Clairvoyants, will star in THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY. Fans will be able to see Thommy Ten and Amelie van Tass on Broadway this holiday season. Performances begin November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017. (more...)

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Launches Season with BlakTinX Performance Series, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance begins its fall season with the BlakTinX Performance Series from September 30 to December 7, 2016.  This annual multidisciplinary festival inaugurated in 2002 celebrates art and performance by Black, Latinx and artists of color. BAAD! is located in a neo gothic style building at 2474 Westchester Avenue. For tickets and information call 718-918-2110 or visit www.BAADBronx.org. (more...)

Jason Kravits Brings His Improvised Cabaret OFF THE TOP Back to the Duplex This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Who makes up an entire cabaret show on the spot? Actor-writer-musical improviser Jason Kravits does. Perhaps you've seen him die in a hail of bullets recently on Major Crimes, or play inept lawyer Gary Dubbin again this season on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or on Curb Your Enthusiasm or Madam Secretary. (more...)

Fat Possum's Kadhja Bonet Releases New Track + Album Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The genre-defying, multi-talented Kadhja Bonet has premiered new track “Nobody Other” on The FADER. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Comes to Life This Holiday Season at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This holiday season, audiences will journey "Under the Sea" for a spectacular new production and Northwest Premiere of the Broadway musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid. Headstrong Ariel is no longer content to live on the ocean floor under the rule of her father, King Triton. (more...)

Rufus Bonds, Jr. Replaces Norm Lewis in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. (more...)

European Debut of F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Transfer to the Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Direct from a limited run in the West End, F. Scott Fitzgerald's final novel is adapted for the Tabard stage depicting the heady days of the 1930's glamorous Hollywood scene. (more...)

Michael Gepner Appointed VP of Marketing at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Theatrical marketing executive Michael Gepner joins the administrative leadership at The 5th Avenue Theatre as the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Guest Services, drawing to a close a national search. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Documentarian Rick McKay
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 9, 2016

BROADWAY: The Golden Age (2004) is the greatest documentary ever made about the pleasures and pitfalls of working in the arts. Directed by Rick McKay, Broadway: The Golden Age received countless awards from over 17 different film festivals. In this in depth interview, Rick tells Rob & Kevin the inspiration behind the documentary, how Bea Arthur's mail triggered an incredible roster of subjects to interview, and reveals what incredible goodies are in store for the next two movies in the series! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/8-10/9/2016
by - Oct 9, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Sunday, October 9, 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Calling all blondes, saboteurs, spies and everyone else that enjoys a good "whodunit!" The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents a three-part collaborative thriller from the "master of suspense," Vintage Hitchcock, A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Full of chilling drama that will leave you wanting to see more of Hitchcock, this production will be be one of the last of the 2016 season running from October 20th through November 6th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown Hendersonville. (more...)

Dos Santos' Anti-Beat Orquestra New EP Fonografic Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Dos Santos' sophomore release—Fonografic—is a gritty and electrifying ride. Out October 1st on Electric Cowbell Records, this new EP pushes the Chicago-based band's signature formula of guitar-heavy, percussion-driven sounds further into the fierce sonic terrain of traditional Latin rhythms and hard-hitting funk and soul. (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

THE FOLK SINGER Opens at at Theater for the New City, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, opens on Sunday, October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and students.) Box office: 212.254.1109, SmartTix: 212.868.4444 or purchase online at www.smarttix.com. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Sorting Room-an exciting new intimate space for live performance-is launching in December at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through January 14, 2017. Transforming the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 150-seat custom-built space, The Sorting Room will offer Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to see some of the best and upcoming talent in cabaret, comedy, live contemporary music, dance performance and more, delivering a unique, personal experience. (more...)

Circus 1903 Invites You to Name the Baby Elephant Created by the Puppeteers of WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The award-winning puppeteers of War Horse have been hard at work in London creating the stars of CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus: the largest-ever performing African elephant and her calf. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical takes place tonight, Thursday 6 October, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in front of a star-studded capacity audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST TYCOON Opens at the Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

'The Last Tycoon' opened last night at the Tabard Theatre, direct from its run at the Arts Theatre in London's West End. Adapted for the Tabard stage it depicts the heady days of the 1930's glamorous Hollywood scene. Written by Simon Levy, with the approval of the F Scott Fitzgerald Estate, and directed by Linnie Reedman. (more...)

Daisy Eagan-Led THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company have announced a phenomenal cast of international renown for their co-production of the haunting musical, The Secret Garden. (more...)

Broadway-Aimed THE BOOK OF MERMAN Sets Cast for Industry Reading, Including Carolee Carmello and Mox Von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Steven L. Rowe Releases 'Sea Road to Neverland'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Captain James Hook, that famous villain and nemesis of Peter Pan, has a past that has only been hinted at before, including the secrets of his birth, his extensive education and his standing in English society before the fall that set him on the road to infamy. Steven L. Rowe would like to give a proper background about this villain and it prompted him in writing 'Sea Road to Neverland,' (published by Archway Publishing) a novel that presents the story of the life of Hook, showing a classic figure of literature from a fresh perspective. (more...)

Bolshoi Ballet's THE GOLDEN AGE and More Set for Live in HD Series at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series brings the beauty of the Bolshoi Ballet to the big screen - direct from Moscow! (more...)

Southbank Centre Announces Winter Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest returns for the holiday season with a packed programme of festive fun and entertainment for all the family from performances including a new version of hit show BIANCO by UK's leading circus company NoFit State Circus, the Tony award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet and cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat's first ever work for children (and the young at heart) Duckie, to festive concerts, social dances, creative workshops, choirs and a weekend of events inspired by the theme of giving and charity. The 21 acre site is transformed into a winter landscape with a Nordic feel, designed by Hemingway Design, with a sky-high Norwegian tree, Nordic 'Gonks'- mythological Scandinavian creatures, hundreds of Christmas trees, walks of twinkling lights and the return of the bustling Winter Market.  Alternative treats are also on offer across the season including BUMP Rollerdisco and the return of the spectacular Vintage New Year's Eve Party. With the full programme on sale from today, Southbank Centre's Winter Festival programme is guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit this Christmas. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has just announced its next season line-up: a new Pre-Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Tony Award-winning RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S THE KING AND I, the completely original new musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

The White Theatre at Jewish Community Center Presents November Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

A tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard will take the stage of The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J) for a three-week November run. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/15-10/16/2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Sunday, October 16, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Opens Their Season with THE MUSICAL WORLD OF LERNER AND LOEWE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, launched its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of their landmark production of My Fair Lady, The New York Pops will highlight the songwriting team's iconic collaborations from The Golden Age of Broadway, including selections from Camelot, Brigadoon, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon. Guest artists Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes of Broadway fame alongside operatic baritone Nathan Gunn will bring these legendary show tunes to life with the full 78-piece New York Pops. The orchestra and soloists will be joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes & Nathan Gunn Rehearse to Kick Off The New York Pops Season with Lerner & Loewe
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 14, 2016

Tonight, October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Novelist Reveals 9 Secrets to Sell Books
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Hiring consultants and setting up a focus group are key to selling books, says Lee Welling, a graduate of Babson College, rated # 1 business school by Newsweek magazine, and author of the new cold war thriller The Actor? http://www.theactor.biz/ (more...)

Mozart's DON GIOVANNI and Bolshoi Ballet THE GOLDEN AGE to Be Presented in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series bring world class performances of The Met Opera and Bolshoi Ballet in HD to the big screen!  With ticket prices that are comparable to a movie ticket - it makes the fine arts accessible for everyone.  For children under 18 years old, all tickets to The Met Opera and Bolshoi Ballet are free - a fantastic way to get kids involved with the arts!  On Sunday, October 22 don't miss a live screening at 12:55pm of The Met Opera Mozart's Don Giovanni.  This opera is remarkably timely given its setting in feudal Europe prior to the French Revolution, where crime committed by the rich and powerful go unpunished.  . (more...)

The McKittrick to Fete Classic Movie Monsters at INFERNO Party This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, celebrates Halloween again with its annual Inferno party, this year reimagined as an ode to 'Classic Movie Monsters' as part of the venue's monthly film-inspired dance party series, Supercinema. (more...)

Counter-Productions Theatre to Present THE FINAL VOYAGE OF X MINUS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Counter-Productions Theatre Company invites you to join them for The Final Voyage of X Minus One, a final voyage into time and space. They will present this program of live science fiction theatre at AS220's Blackbox at 95 Empire Street in Providence. These space faring adventures will run November 11th to November 20th. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth Co-present RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The "most famous reindeer of all" from the longest-running and highest rated holiday television special will be live on stage with the critically acclaimed RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL at Bass Performance Hall November 22 and 23, for four performances presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. This fun family classic will then head to Dallas, where it will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park November 25-27, for five performances presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

The Players Present THE GOLDEN AGE 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Players is pleased to present the first ballet of our ARTS ON SCREEN Season this Sunday at 12pm: ?A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colorful, and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi has everything to it: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently. (more...)

The Revivalists to Play the Fox Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Revivalists will play the Fox Theatre on December 7th, 2016. (more...)

Author/Storyteller Michele Carlo to Present THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD at City Lore Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

On Friday, October 28th, at 7pm, author/performer Michele Carlo will perform her ongoing solo show, 'THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD' with a panel on gentrification following the performance, at City Lore Gallery, 56 East 1st Street in the East Village. (more...)

Upcoming Theater Book Releases for October 2016
by - Oct 1, 2016

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for October 2016. (more...)

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