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Neil Patrick Harris' IN & OF ITSELF, Written & Performed By Derek DelGaudio, To Extend 11 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - will double the length of its limited engagement with an eleven-week extension, at Union Square's Daryl Roth Theatre. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

PANGAEA to Open Planet Connections Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Pangaea, a play by Erik Champney, will open the Staged Reading Series on June 14 at this summer's Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

SECRET HONOR to Trump the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Nixon 'Trumps' Hollywood in this remarkable one-man tragicomedy. Asylum's (Inter)national House, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, June 17th, 19th and 24th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE OLD MAN AND THE MOON Brings Tall Tales to The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - May 26, 2017

The PigPen Theatre Co. bring THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON to the Old Globe thorugh June 18th. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

New York City Ballet Presents its Here and Now Festival
by Rose Marija - May 19, 2017

New York City Ballet continues to include new choreographies in its repertoire, billed this season as the Here and Now Festival. On May 12, 2017 NYCB performed four newer works created in 1994, 1998, 2006, and a world premiere. (more...)

Illusion Theater's THURGOOD Moves to St. Paul
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The powerful one-man play, Thurgood, makes a return visit to the Twin Cities from June 8-18 at the LAB Theater, 350 St. Peter St. in downtown St. Paul.   (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

STEREOPTIK's DARK CIRCUS to Bring Puppet Theater to HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

HERE presents Dark Circus, by renowned French company STEREOPTIK, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program. This innovative puppet theater work, for all ages, plays six performances May 30 - June 4 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Exeter Northcott Theatre
by Nicky Sweetland - May 16, 2017

From humble beginnings in a pub in Islington, when a group of LAMDA graduates first conceived Mischief Theatre, the company has gone from strength to strength and following an award winning run in the West End, their first commercially successful comedy offering, The Play That Goes Wrong has recently received a critically acclaimed Broadway Transfer. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 14, 2017

Whenever one thinks about the RMS Titanic, often the first images that come to mind is the massive vessel - the largest ship of its time that was "unsinkable", which met an unthinkable fate on its maiden voyage across the sea. But what is truly remarkable about the fateful voyage are the stories of those on board, from the third class immigrants in the depths of the ship, yearning for a better life in America all the way up to first class, which represented a true "who's who" of American millionaires and businessmen. These stories, the stories of the human beings who boarded the Titanic never to return (or return the same), are on full display at the Broad Brook Opera House in the Opera House Players' current production of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's TITANIC THE MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
by Pippa Stacey - May 10, 2017

Based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel, Curious Incident follows fifteen year old Christopher as he strives to solve the murder case of a neighbour's beloved pet dog whilst facing the real-world challenges of living with autism. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through The Illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jun 5, 2017

Disney's Little Mermaid at Starlight offers a great show and value added video assist (more...)

BWW Review: Sassy, Sweet, Colorful, MSMT Launches Larger-Than-Life GUYS AND DOLLS
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 30, 2017

Part of the perennial appeal of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls lies in the larger-than-life aura of its Damon Runyonesque roots - its fantasy land of gangsters and dolls, Broadway in the Prohibition era, and memorable characters who sing, dance, and deliver wise-cracks. Maine State Music Theatre's new production, the fifth in the company's history, brings this classic to life with a vivid freshness that embraces both the grand framework of the story and the intimacy of its essential heart. Sweet, sassy, and colorful, soaring and ambitious, MSMT's second show of the 2017 season is breathtakingly daring in the way it utilizes all the company's resources to their fullest, all the while that it demonstrates to a new generation why Guys and Dolls both invented and broke the mold for American musical theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Mark Lukas: Chemistry?...Yeah, Chemistry!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 24, 2017

'There's this line in the show that I think is key to understanding Sky and Sarah's romance. 'Chemistry?' she asks, and he says, 'Yeah, chemistry.' The message is that when that connection between two people happens, it doesn't really matter what you've predicted for yourself. What's real is the chemistry, not the intellectual idea. Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown each have qualities the other is lacking, and together they fill in the gaps.' The speaker is the charismatic young actor, Stephen Mark Lukas, who will be making his Maine State Music Theatre debut in his first ever performances as the suave gambler Sky Masterson in Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls, which runs at the Pickard Theater from June 28-July 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through The Illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

Barbara Chavous and FOLEY to Be Inducted Into the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Visual artist Barbara Chavous and musician Foley will take their place on the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame in an induction ceremony on Saturday, July 29, at 7 pm. Through the generous support of State Auto Insurance Companies, the event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: VOTE! THE MUSICAL - Mixed, The Final Count
by Gil Kaan - Jun 10, 2017

Above the Curve Theatre mounts a sturdy workshop production of VOTE! THE MUSICAL with loads of potential. Anthony Marquez (nicely underplaying laid-back skater/skier dude Mike) and Angela Cole (fetchingly limning a flirty Muffin) run away with the show's best scenes. Their seduction duet 'D Gates' registers Hot! and their reprise of 'Everyone Has a dream' arouses in the most ambitious sense. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Jul 6, 2017

As a not-so-typical boy meets girl love story, SHREK, THE MUSICAL is a great adaptation of the original Dreamworks animated movie. With a cast of characters including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Donkey and Lord Farquaad, this show is bound to entertain a variety of audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: California Shakespeare presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through The Illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

BWW Review: Electrifying Joy Ride, GREASE Rocks MSMT Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 21, 2017

Rock'n roll, teen rebellion, a collection of quirky, lovable characters, and a musical score seared into the American cultural fabric - all these come together in a breathless and breathtaking joy ride that pulsates with electrifying energy in Maine State Music Theatre's third main stage show, Grease. The Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey musical, which reminisces nostalgically about the joyful, naughty, unforgettable days of senior year in mythical Rydell High in 1959, has seen numerous permutations since its original production as an edgy, raunchy musical play called Vaseline in 1971, to its Broadway debut in 1972 and through various film versions including the iconic 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Here in its Broadway version, amplified with a number of the favorite songs from the movie, MSMT has created a high-flying confection that is a valentine to a simpler era with just the right sparks of sass and sweetness that combine for an irresistibly engaging evening that is sure to prove the summer theatre scene's mega hit. (more...)

Help House Of Suarez Voguers Dress To Impress
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Vogue Ball is known for its brilliant and inspired costumes. And now designers from across the UK are being given the chance to see their own creations on the Vogue catwalk. (more...)

Tony Kushner 'Exploring the Story' with New WEST SIDE STORY Script
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In a recent interview with Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner chats about one of his current projects- WEST SIDE STORY. Kushner is rewriting the book for the classic movie for director Steven Spielberg. Don't expect any changes to the score, however. "I am not touching in any way the greatest score of a musical ever written,' says Kushner. 'I love the [1961] film. Who doesn't? I am not changing the story, the setting, the period. It is still the Upper West Side in the late 1950s, but I'm exploring the story.' (more...)

Tony Kushner on His New Trump Play- 'The Nightmare is in High Gear'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner opens up about his new play about the Trump presidency. 'The nightmare is in high gear,' says Kushner. 'It certainly feels like folly that I or anyone else has a definitive understanding or comprehensive understanding of what going on. I have my guesses like everyone else has, but it will take some time and a lot will depend on how it is resolved.' (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2017

A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre. A Chorus Line is not often seen in community theatre because it requires multiple triple-threats - singers, dancers and actors in one talented package. Fortunately, director James Grenelle and assistant director Rocco Morabito found a stage full of them. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

200 More Elephants to Appear at the Daryl Roth Theatre as IN & OF ITSELF Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, the critically-acclaimed IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - has announced that 200 more gold bricks will vanish, 200 more elephants will appear on stage, 200 more people will be kicked out of the show, and 30,000 more identities will be revealed, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. With a second extension to the hit show's New York Premiere engagement, IN & OF ITSELF will now play through December 30, 2017 - effectively quadrupling its original ten-week run. (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Take Audiences on Classic Adventure at HVT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Hudson Village Theatre's (HVT's) third production of the summer, playing August 9 to 27, is Around the World in 80 Days, based on Jules Verne's acclaimed 1873 classic adventure. (more...)

Northrop Announces 2017-18 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

 Northrop announces its 2017//2018 dance season featuring nine great dance companies, with three ballet presentations, four performances with live music, and vibrant contemporary dance. In addition to two story ballets, there are new Family and seasonal series packages and a family dance special. (more...)

BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR a Little Off Key at Rhode Island Stage Ensemble
by Larry O'Brien - Apr 9, 2017

Some good things, some not quite so good things going on in Woonsocket. (more...)

Carole Feuerman Presents Solo Exhibition at 57th Venice Biennale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Carole A. Feuerman, American hyperrealist sculptor, will be presented by the Global Arts Foundation, Bel Air Fine Arts, and Venissa at three exclusive exhibitions in Italy during the week of the Venice Biennale from May 9 – 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Kevin Kline Leads A Terrific Cast In Noel Coward's Classic Comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Michael Dale - Apr 6, 2017

Noel Coward was 39 years old when he played the lead role of Garry Essendine, a famous actor fearing for the future of his career as he enters middle age, in the premiere production of his rollickingly good comedy, PRESENT LAUGHTER. In order for that scenario to be believable today, you'd have to cast a woman in the role. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's CITIZEN; AN AMERICAN LYRIC
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

Citizen: An American Lyric joins Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the inaugural Block Party program. (more...)

Block Party Continues with Opening of CITIZEN This Sunday at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group's Block Party continues with the opening of The Fountain Theatre production of "Citizen: An American Lyric" this Sunday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Based on a book of poetry by Claudia Rankine, adapted for the stage by Fountain Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, "Citizen: An American Lyric" will begin previews April 28 and continue for 11 performances only through May 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Christian Borle Grabs The Spotlight as Willy Wonka in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2017

With two supporting actor Tony Awards under his belt, the versatile and immensely talented Christian Borle finally spent an opening night as a Broadway leading man earlier this season, playing neurotic New Yorker Marvin in a limited run revival of William Finn's FALSETTOES. Now, with the New York premiere of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY underway, Borle is placed into a position many stars have had to deal with at one time or another; carrying a sagging show upon his shoulders to create The Illusion that everything is just swell. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Building Bridges Art Foundation Presents A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On public view from April 22nd to May 17th, Building Bridges Art Foundation (BBAX) presents A History of Violence, a solo exhibition of artwork by award winning visual artist and photographer Melanie Pullen.   (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Apr 15, 2017

Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT entertains while providing unique twists and positive lessons from the classic children's story CINDERELLA. The entire family will enjoy this musical with audience participation for children and music from the 1980s for their parents. (more...)

USA Network Enters Upfront Season as No. 1 Cable Entertainment Network in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Anchored by new hits, weekly live events and stronger-than-ever returning series, USA Network heads into this year's Upfront season on top, as the #1 ad-supported cable entertainment network in 1Q17 among key demos P18-49, P18-34 and P2+ - and with several shows earning series highs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Neil Patrick Harris and IN & OF ITSELF Company Celebrate Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Apr 13, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors, Star Wars). The 10-week limited engagement celebrates its Opening Night tonight, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN & OF ITSELF, Presented by Neil Patrick Harris- Opens Tonight at Union Square's Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors, Star Wars). The 10-week limited engagement celebrates its Opening Night tonight,Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square.  (more...)

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