Lyric Hammersmith Announces its FANTASTIC MR FOX Will Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, which will mark Roald Dahl's 100th birthday on 13 September, producing partners Nuffield and Curve in association with Lyric Hammersmith, today announced a major UK tour of Roald Dahl's FANTASTIC MR FOX, in a brand new musical adaptation for the stage. Following its world premiere at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this Christmas (22 Nov - 8 Jan. National Press Night: Wed 30 November, 7pm), FANTASTIC MR FOX will transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith for a 4-week run (25 Jan - 19 Feb) and will then tour to a further 16 venues nationwide, including Curve (3 - 9 April). This brand new family show is a playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's much-loved book; a brilliantly witty tale of the clever Mr Fox outfoxing three greedy farmers, brought to life on stage with live music and songs. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (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...)

The McKittrick's Supercinema Parties to Channel CLUE, Tim Burton & MOULIN ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

New York's most dynamic dance party, Supercinema, announces its next wave of film-inspired costume parties hosted by The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More. (more...)

BWW Review: WIG OUT! at the REP Showcases as Much Humor as it Does Heart in Stunning Depiction of Drag Queen Community
by Mike Mekus - Sep 13, 2016

The REP at the Pittsburgh Playhouse began its 2016-2017 season with a bang, producing a bold and unapologetically poignant piece of theatre featuring an incredibly diverse cast with an important social message. (more...)

Breaking News: Baz Luhrmann's MOULIN ROUGE Headed to the Stage as a Musical with John Logan & Alex Timbers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

This just in! Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, has announced that Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film Moulin Rouge! will come to the theatrical stage as a new musical with a book by John Logan, directed by Alex Timbers. (more...)

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - TNT Hath Bestowed a Greenlight on New Shakespeare-Inspired Drama WILL
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of WILL, a brand new drama that tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare, played by newcomer Laurie Davidson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mainstage Irving Las Colinas' THE GREAT GATSBY, Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas continues its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Simon Levy's all-new adaptation based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY. The production will open on May 13 and run through the 28 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video to Add Hit Series THE NIGHT MANAGER
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Night Manager, the critically acclaimed drama interpreted from John le Carré's spy novel, will come to Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK and Japan later this year (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel's Next Supercinema to Celebrate THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

New York's most dynamic new dance party, Supercinema, returns this month with The Emerald City Ball in honor of The Wizard of Oz on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More.  Supercinema, a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience told through a cinematic lens, invites guests to a music-and-live-performance-filled dance party inspired by the world of that month's film or film series, as with recent installments that immersed partygoers in worlds of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet in February, James Bond 007 in March, Alice in Wonderland in April, and most recently The Great Gatsby in May.  Each Supercinema party requires guests arrive in costumes inspired by the film, which for The Wizard of Oz means dressing as Dorothy Gale, Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, Wicked Witch of the West, Cowardly Lion, Glinda (Good Witch), Flying Monkey, Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, The Wizard, Emerald City Citizen (All Green), Rainbow Attire, Lollipop Guild, or Lullaby League.  The evening features scenic installations, pop-up theatrical performances, costumes galore and an all-night open bar with your ticket.  Ticket packages are on-sale now.  For info and tickets, visit SupercinemaNYC.com. (more...)

CK Theatre's Main Stage Presents ALL SHOOK UP This Summer
by Louisa Brady - Jun 4, 2016

It's summer 1955. In the middle of a square state ... ln the middle of a square decade ... ln a square little town ... Natalie pumps gas at her father's filling station and dreams of riding off on her motorbike to find the man who will change her life. Who is not Dennis, her best friend and secret admirer. Unable to tell Natalie his true feelings, Dennis heads to Sylvia's Honky-Tonk, where the townsfolk, black and white, gather to lament the grayness of their lives. Suddenly, the sound of a motorcycle cuts through the air, as Chad, a mysterious (Elvis like) stranger, appears on the horizon. When Chad stops in town to get his bike fixed, Natalie is immediately smitten. Sizing up the dreariness of the town, Chad electrifies and transforms a broken-down jukebox with a wave of his bare hands, infecting everyone with the rebellious spirit of rock and roll music. Horrified by the wild celebration, prim and proper Mayor Matilda Hyde arrives on the scene to restore order. Everybody in town is in the grip of something powerful and new. All Shook Up is a musical comedy built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley. Among the 24 songs featured in the score are classics like 'Heartbreak Hotel,' 'Love Me Tender,' 'Don't Be Cruel,' 'Can't Help Falling in Love,' and of course the title tune.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A CLASS ACT, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first rehearsal below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Part-one of the series will premiere globally Friday, August 12, 2016 at 12:01am PT. Today, the streaming service shared a first look at the highly anticipated series on Twitter. Check it out below: (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel's SUPERCINEMA to Benefit Orlando Shooting Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel's recently announced The Wizard of Oz-themed Supercinema-which is set to take place during NYC Pride Weekend-will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community and its allies in response to the national tragedy that occurred in Orlando, Florida this week. This Supercinema, called The Emerald City Ball, will be held as previously announced on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More. For more information, visit www.supercinemanyc.com. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

MTAP Incubator Reading of DEAR BOY Set for Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

On Monday, June 27, 2016, MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh launches Hot Metal Musicals Incubator with Dear Boy, book and lyrics by Jeanne Drennan and music by David Berlin, to be presented as a reading at 7:00pm at the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Teaser Trailer for PETE'S DRAGON; Full Trailer Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The first trailer for Disney's PETE'S DRAGON debuts today! Until then, check out the just-released teaser trailer and poster art. (more...)

VIDEO: Official Trailer for Disney's PETE'S DRAGON Has Arrived
by Movies News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The first trailer for Disney's PETE'S DRAGON has arrived! The film opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Read More Plays!
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Jul 6, 2016

Plays can be the most riveting, inspiring, heartbreaking, and exciting pieces of literature to read. Plays are consuming and often remind me of great classics because of their elegance and sheer effortlessness. Just like The Great Gatsby effortlessly leaves you questioning the morals of the wealthy class, plays can leave you with questions, answers, emotions, and nothing. As it's summer and most of us are traveling, working on our crafts (you'd better be, I blogged about it earlier), and relaxing, I propose a great piece of advice: read more plays! (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Photo Flash: A CLASS ACT Celebrates Opening Night at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A CLASS ACT, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A CLASS ACT, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release PETE'S DRAGON Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 8/12
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Walt Disney Records is set to release PETE'S DRAGON original motion picture soundtrack on August 12, 2016. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 4th Annual Open House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 28th Season with an Open House on Saturday, August 13, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Robert Redford & More In 3 New Clips from PETE'S DRAGON
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Below, check-out three brand new clips from PETE'S DRAGON, a reimagining of Disney's cherished family film which stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford (more...)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Play the West End This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

F Scott's final novel, THE LAST TYCOON, unfinished at the time of his death, is coming to London's West End this summer, to the Arts Theatre (Upstairs at the Arts) for a four week run this summer for its European premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryce Dallas Howard & More Attend Disney's PETE'S DRAGON Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The stars and filmmakers arrive at the world premiere of PETE'S DRAGON at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on August 8, 2016.  (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/12/2016 - 8/12/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/12/2016 - 8/12/2016! (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's SCOTT & ZELDA to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will host a concert celebration of Scott & Zelda: An American Musical on November 10, 2016. (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...)

Coming-of-Age Comic Drama GIRL ASLEEP Hits Theaters This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

South Australian coming-of-age comic drama GIRL ASLEEP by Windmill Theatre Co Director Rosemary Myers continues to achieve remarkable success with award wins, sell-out screenings and critical acclaim around the world (more...)

VIDEO: SundanceTV Shares Trailer for Final Season of RECTIFY, Premiering 10/26
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

SundanceTV announced today that the fourth and final season of its original drama series RECTIFY will premiere on Wednesday, October 26 at 10/9c. (more...)

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...)

Nashid Ali Releases First Novel JUNE BETHUNE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Six years ago, Nashid Ali, former columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, read The Great Gatsby in one day and became determined to write an American masterpiece. June Bethune is an epic story of a family that rises to power by slaughtering a Sioux tribe and stealing the tribe's oil rich land. During the coup, a Sioux sorceress curses the Winniper family's bloodline. Over generations, as the family's oil empire expands across the world, the Winnipers take drastic measures to rid themselves of their curse and their shame. And while the family struggles to stay together, they sacrifice the innocent to protect the family's legacy. Within these mortal worries and violent tragedies, the Winniper family wars amongst itself, challenging the meaning of family until they realize... Nashid Ali has appeared on NBC's Today Show to discuss his writing and he is available for further comment to a limited number of reviewers and journalists. The June Bethune experience is unique for several reasons. Each chapter has a custom illustration drawn by Heather Workman. The website, junebethune.com, has chapter-by-chapter analysis and character analysis recorded by Nashid Ali. The author discusses important elements of each chapter, key moments and exchanges, and potential perspectives/readings of the text. After completing each chapter, readers should listen to the chapter analysis without worry of spoilers. Each chapter analysis only refers to the events of the specific chapter. The character analysis offers an even more in-depth discussion of each character's development throughout the entire story. Readers can spark conversation and inspire each others imagination, with a vision that cannot be taught and must be personally experienced. JuneBethune.com also has a chapter-by-chapter listening soundtrack. With over 50 hours of music, readers can listen and read at their leisure and enjoy music that matches each chapter's time period. The printed copy is available exclusively on Amazon.com. Kindle available, too. Signed print copies available through e-mail. Follow @junebethune for the chance to receive a free, signed copy every day in the month of June. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox to Play Mesa Arts Center in November
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) have announced a 45-date North American headlining tour which includes a one-night-only performance at Mesa Arts Center on Sunday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. Fans can pre-order tickets Wednesday, April 20 via PMJ's official site, postmodernjukebox.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at Mesa Arts Center's Box Office, at mesaartscenter.com and by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

GIRL ASLEEP Attracts Awards and International Sales
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Six months since its world premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival Windmill Theatre's debut feature GIRL ASLEEP is storming the cinema world with screenings at seven prestigious festivals and international sales including in the USA, UK and France. (more...)

Auction Announced for Palazzo Di Mare, 'The Great Gatsby Estate', in Vero Beach, Florida
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MainStage Irving-Las Colinas' THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas continues its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Simon Levy's all-new adaptation based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY. The production will open on May 13 and run through the 28 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Coming to Fox Theatre, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

?Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox have announced a 45-date North American headlining tour set to kick off September 29th at The VETS in Providence, RI. The concert event will hit the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. Promoted by AEG Live, the much-anticipated run also includes the vintage pop sensation's first-ever performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (more...)

Postmodern Jukebox Will Kick Off 45-City National Tour in Providence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox have announced a 45-date North American headlining tour set to kick off at The VETS in Providence, RI. Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox 2016 Tour is promoted by AEG Live. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Set for Dr. Phillips Center, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with AEG Live, announces tickets on sale Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. for Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. (more...)

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. (more...)

Production Begins on Fourth and Final Season of SundanceTV's RECTIFY
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

SundanceTV announced today that production has commenced on the fourth and final season of its original drama series RECTIFY today (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ruby in the Dust's GATSBY at The Union Theatre
by Roy Tan - Apr 11, 2016

Ruby in the Dust presented their first show at the Union Theatre in March 2006. To mark their tenth anniversary, they are returning with their iconic production of GATSBY, specially tailored to suit the seductive environs of the Union Theatre's intimate space. Press night is tomorrow 12th April, and the show runs through 30th April 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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