Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On 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...)

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 Interview: MAC Award Winner Janice Hall Talks Dietrich and the Thrills of Cabaret Performance Prior to Her Upcoming GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival
by Ashley Steves - Sep 9, 2016

No matter the song, style, or setting, Janice Hall, the multi-talented opera singer, cabaret chanteuse, and character actress, is her own master. She broke into the cabaret scene in 2010 in a big way with the 2011 Bistro Award Winner for Best Tribute Show and 2012 MAC Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist. The show that earned her those awards? 'GRAND ILLUSIONS: THE MUSIC OF MARLENE DIETRICH,' which Hall debuted in 2010 and will revive for one night on September 13 at 7:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. Before Hall takes the stage this upcoming Tuesday night, we sat down for a discussion on career invention, reinvention, and versatility--- both Dietrich's and her own. (more...)

San Francisco Presents Donzetti's DON PASQUALE, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti'sDon 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. Maestro Giuseppe Finzi conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and a cast including bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro in the title role, soprano Heidi Stober as Norina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee in his Company debut as Ernesto and baritones Lucas Meachem and Edward Nelson as Dr. Malatesta. (more...)

FERRIS AND MILNES Comedy Duo Announce their 'Complete Works of Andrew Lloyd Webber'!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Ferris & Milnes: Last Night of the Proms will burst into the St. James Studio with an explosion of colour, comedy, music and flag waving on Sunday 25 September 2016 at 7.00pm. The musical comedy double act will have everyone singing along with traditional Proms favourites such as Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, and Jerusalem.  (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Darren Criss, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup of performances from September 7 - 18, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Barbara Cook Postpones Discussion and Book-Signing at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As previously announced, the Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will host actress and singer Barbara Cook for a discussion and signing of her new memoir, Then and Now this fall. Previously scheduled for  Thursday, October 13th at 5:00pm, Miss Cook will sit down with playwright Steven Carl McCasland for an in intimate conversation about her life, career and revealing autobiography. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced shortly. (more...)

Cinema Meets Stage in the Georgia Premiere of THE FLICK at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

 Silent films, movie musicals, The Golden Age of Hollywood- great films have brought audiences together for nearly a century of adventure and inspiration.  As the science of filmmaking has changed, so too has the art of storytelling and how directors connect to their audiences.  GTA's Georgia premier of The Flick, performing Sept. 15-18, examines how technology and storytelling affect three employees in a rundown movie house. (more...)

BWW Blog: Caroline Meredith - The Beginning of an (Almost!) All-Female Production of Guys and Dolls
by Guest Blogger: Caroline Meredith - Sep 6, 2016

Hello Broadway World readers! I'm Caroline Meredith, a new student blogger here at BWW. I am a student at the Orange County School of the Arts, in Orange County, California (yep, as in Laguna Beach and The OC). The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is a public arts high school that offers conservatory programs in fields like Musical Theatre, Instrumental Music, Creative Writing, and many, many more! (more...)

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller Will Reprise SIN TWISTERS at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Multiple award winning Broadway actresses, Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to bring back their critically acclaimed cabaret SIN TWISTERS, TOO! to the Metropolitan Room, Sept 25th. (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...)

DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL Hits the Stage Tonight
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...)

Society for the Performing Arts to Present First Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

As part of the 50th anniversary season and tradition of 'bringing the world's best to Houston,' Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present its first autism-friendly performance at the Cullen Theater inside the Wortham Center. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production Will Be THE BITTER GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the latest presentation in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series: The Bitter Game, a reprise of the acclaimed 2015 WoW Festival theatre piece, created, written and performed by UC San Diego M.F.A. graduate Keith A. Wallace, co-created and directed by UC San Diego Theatre & Dance faculty member Deborah Stein. (more...)

Richard Thomas to Host Westport Country Playhouse's Lerner & Loewe Gala; Robert Sean Leonard to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 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. (more...)

Huntington Sets Special Events for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Sunday in the Park with George, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Emmy-Nominated TRANSPARENT Director Silas Howard Returns
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Director Silas Howard burst into the spotlight with his directorship on the previous season of Amazon's Transparent, and he'll be returning to the director's chair once again for the upcoming season (more...)

Champagne Jerry, Michael Shannon, Justin Vivian Bond and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for August 31 - September 11, 2016. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

New Musical THE FOLK SINGER to Premiere at Theater for the New City This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, which opens on Sunday October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/27/2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/27/2016. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her home and beloved sister to work in Harvard's male-driven observatory and map the night sky. She forms a new sisterhood with her fellow star "computers," Annie and Williamina, and begins to fall in love with her supervisor, Peter Shaw. As Henrietta makes a revolutionary discovery about where the Earth is in time and space, she must fight to be heard in a world where women's ideas are dismissed until men take credit for them. A celestial romance and a true story of determination, Silent Sky invites you to revel in the magic of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, feminism and science. (more...)

TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

After an incredible year on the film festival circuit and a theatrical run across fifty cities in the United States, the acclaimed documentary TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL is available to rent or own on Blu-Ray and DVD from FilmRise. (more...)

Barbara Cook to Chat & Sign THEN AND NOW Memoir at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will welcome legendary actress and singer Barbara Cook for a discussion and signing of her new memoir, Then and Now, on Thursday, October 13th at 5:00pm. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard and More to Gather in Celebration of Mx Justin Vivian Bond
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Iconic performer, writer, artist and activist Mx Justin Vivian Bond will close out an epic yearlong retrospective of v's 25 year career at Joe's Pub at The Public with a new show called The Golden Age of Justin Vivian Bond, September 7-10 at 9:00PM, and a tribute concert, Trans/Art/Family: The VIVification of NYC, on September 11 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin For DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Rehearsals are now underway for the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Announces Power Plays Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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CIRCUS 1903 Coming to A City Near You!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Russell Grant Will Host THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Star of stage, television and Strictly Come Dancing, the incomparable Russell Grant, has been announced as host of The Golden Age OF DANCE, a new show comprised of dance, glamour and fabulous music, at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane (13 November, book here) and Wales's Millennium Centre (15 November, book here). (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST TYCOON's European Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ruby In The Dust presents the European Premiere of The Last Tycoon, the last novel written by F Scott Fitzgerald, who died before he completed his masterly study of Hollywood in its heyday. (more...)

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce 2016 Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $580,000, allow 15 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. Two more rounds of recipients will be announced later this year. (more...)

Fat Possum's Kadhja Bonet Announces Debut LP Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The newly signed, genre defying Kadhja Bonet has announced the release of her debut The Visitor. On the album, Kadhja – pronounced “kod-ya” – invites us into a world not wholly our own, where past and future meet in a parallel, yet far lovelier, present. (more...)

VIDEO: THE ILLUSIONISTS' Jinger Leigh Counts Down 100 Days Until Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Their new show is titled THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY, designed to transport audiences back to The Golden Age of magic. (more...)

Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

Hawaii's Top-Selling Female Vocalist of All Time to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Amy Hanaiali'i, Hawaii's top-selling female vocalist of all time, will bring aloha to Feinstein's at the Nikko this holiday season for two performances only - Wednesday, December 14 (7 p.m.) and Thursday, December 15 (8 p.m.). (more...)

THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY Sets Performance at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Performance is Monday, August 29, 2016, 7pm at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Disney's ALADDIN Brings The Animated Movie Favourite To Life With Wondrous Colour, Comedy And Classic Broadway Musical Style.
by Jade Kops - Aug 13, 2016

Sydney has been mesmerised by the stunning stage adaptation of Disney's ALADDIN which opened to multiple standing ovations. (more...)

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