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Blues Star Morganfield to Perform in Leimert Park, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Big Bill Morganfield, son of legendary blues songwriter and guitarist  Muddy Waters and an award-winning bluesman himself, will be the star performer at The West Coast Muddy Waters Blues Festival on June 17 in a stage built on Vision Parking Lot in Leimert Park. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The new PARK90 season opens with the world premiere of a highly topical drama involving a scientific controversy, The View From Nowhere, presented by the same creative team behind the critically acclaimed Warehouse of Dreams at Lion and Unicorn Theatre. (more...)

Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler's name floating high atop the marquee (and the 'sold out' sign). But what about the supporting ladies that fill the stage alongside the whirlwind Dolly Levi? (more...)

Photo Flash: ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING Opens Next Month at Chanticleers
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

It's December 20, 1970 in the office of Elvis Presley's personal manager, "The Colonel" Tom Parker.  A shrewd businessman and former carnival purveyor, the Colonel is usually well in charge of every situation involving Elvis - but not today.   (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

New London Barn Announces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For 85 years, the New London Barn Playhouse has been a vital part of the Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley communities, enriching the summer months with an annual season of top-quality, professionally-produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays. After their record-breaking 2016 season was honored with the New England Theater Conference's prestigious Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Professional Theater, now the Barn is gearing up to cross another milestone with their 85th consecutive summer season in 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Acting Without Borders Jr. Brings Down the House with THE LITTLE PRINCE!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The classic story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was brought to life with original music by Maria Ceferatti, AWB Jr.'s Director and AWB Sr.'s Music Director. Original choreography by KC Boyle. (more...)

Theater Unspeakable to Bring THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION to Arden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Camden Rocks Festival Announce Stage Times & Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Camden Rocks Festival have revealed full line-up details for the June 3rd all-day event, and announced a special Kraken Sounds Stage to be held in the Camden Market Amphitheatre, featuring acoustic performances and open to all, free of charge. (more...)

SOAP to Bring THE MESSY SHOW to Williamsburg This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

NYC sketch group SOAP will host three different performances of "The Messy Show" this summer at a secret DIY outdoor venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)

The King's Head Theatre Announces Festival 47
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

20 brand new shows from some of the UK's most exciting emerging production companies are set to hit the stage at The King's Head Theatre this July. Festival 47 is a two-week, curated season featuring drama, comedy, musical theatre and storytelling. Featuring world premieres alongside transfers from the UK's biggest arts festivals, Festival 47 will build upon the success of 2015 and 2016's festivals of new work at the North London venue. (more...)

Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Lady Behind the Looks of WAR PAINT, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Costume designer Catherine Zuber has picked up her twelve Tony nomination (six-time winner) for her inspired work on War Paint. Below, watch as she explains the challenges of giving both leading ladies a distinct and separate identity.  (more...)

WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

Opera Della Luna Make Their First Trip To Storyhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic opera company Opera della Luna are making their first visit to Chester's exciting new Storyhouse venue with a new production, presented by the city's very own Jeff Clarke at the helm. (more...)

CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Be Performed at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) announced today the production of Carrie the Musical, directed by three-time Ovation Award-winning director Nick DeGruccio, with choreography by four-time Ovation Award winner Lee Martino. The musical is set to open Friday, June 2, 2017 at UCLA TFT's Little Theater, featuring acting students from the UCLA TFT Department of Theater's Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program, and caps off a highly successful 2016-17 Theater Season at UCLA TFT. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)

'Deana Sings Dino' Starring Deana Martin Celebrating Dean Martin's 100th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Deana Martin fans will love this special show honoring her father, The King of Cool Dean Martin on the anniversary of his 100th birthday. (more...)

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for New Musical SWEETEE, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sweetee, new American musical, begins a strictly limited engagement at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) tonight, May 23, for a run through June 18, with opening night on June 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Announced for 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Broadway Global has announced the nominees for the 2017 Producer of the Year. The 2016 winners, Cathy Rigby McCoy & Tom McCoy, the first woman and first couple ever chosen as Producers of the Year (we couldn't honor one, without the other). Cathy & Tom, chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, are the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Billy Ray Cyrus Guests in Nickelodeon's All-New Blaze and the Monster Machines WILD WHEELS Specials
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Internationally renowned multi-platinum recording artist and acclaimed actor, Billy Ray Cyrus, lends his voice as a guest star in Nickelodeon's 'Blaze and the Monster Machines' all-new “Wild Wheels” animal-themed episode. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Rebekah Carrow to Lead Pirandellian Drama MARY V at TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

In 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play, an all-female cast battles for control of a production of 'Henry V,' led by their king, an actress named Mary. (more...)

Back Alley Productions to Bring COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY to the Players' Ring Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 2 to June 18 Back Alley Productions presents Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffrey Hatcher at the Players' Ring Theatre located at 105 Marcy St. in Portsmouth. (more...)

2017 JMK Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are delighted to announce today that the winner of the 20th anniversary James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Josh Roche. Chosen after the now-legendary JMK selection process from another record-breaking number of applicants, Josh will be directing My Name is Rachel Corrie, the celebrated piece of verbatim theatre created from the writings of Corrie herself and co-edited by the late Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner. His production will be staged in the autumn at the Young Vic, with performance dates announced soon. The runner up this year was Nathan Crossan-Smith with a proposal for a production of Debbie Tucker-Green's random and will receive a £2,000 award. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Will Rock Around the Clock with HAPPY DAYS - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Everyone's favorite TV family will be singing and dancing their way across the stage this summer when Happy Days - The Musical opens at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside King Avenue Players' MISCAST CABARET
by Jerri Shafer - May 23, 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, King Avenue Players' presented their first MisCast Cabaret.  Hosted by Sunny 95's Trisha Moore, the audience was treated with actors singing actresses' showstoppers, young women filling old men's roles and seniors playing ingenues. For more information on how you can donate to King Avenue Players or become involved, visit King Avenue Players on facebook, http://kingaveplayers.weebly.com/ or write to kingavenueplayers@gmail.com (more...)

Belvoir Warms Up Winter With A Fiery Comedy THE ROVER
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Lost in a maze of masquerade and revelry, a ratbaggy gang of exiled cavaliers plunge into the steamy depths of Spanish occupied Naples at carnival-time. They fall into the usual traps of thwarted love and mistaken identity while causing merry havoc across the town. (more...)

Capitol City Opera to Present 25th Annual ON THE LIGHT SIDE Indoor Picnic Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Capitol City Opera (CCOC), a company dedicated to supporting and promoting local talent and producing opera accessible to everyone, will be holding the 25th Annual On the Light Side, a musical 'indoor picnic fundraiser,' on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Highpoint Episcopal Community Churchin Sandy Springs. (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017

It is a classic East meets West tale and one that many count as their favorite musical, but when The King AND I, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Bushnell in Hartford, audiences will have the chance to experience this story in a whole new way. This production, based on the critically acclaimed version produced at New York's Lincoln Center, will take the Bushnell stage in Hartford May 30 - June 4. Playing Prince Chulalongkorn, the eldest son and heir to the throne, will be Anthony Chan. I had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony and learning about his experience with this beautiful classic. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

Doug DeVita's PHILLIE TRILOGY Finds All-Star Company for Fresh Fruit Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

An all-star cast chosen for Doug DeVita's Phillie Trilogy, premiering at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. The festival running July 10 - 23, is celebrating 15 years this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Katy Sullivan, Victor Williams and More in MTC's COST OF LIVING
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), is currently in previews ahead of a Wednesday, June 7 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE STEAMIE Returns to the King's Theatre, Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The classic story will run from Monday 23 October until Saturday 4 November starring Libby McArthur as Dolly, Mary McCusker as Mrs Culfeathers, Steven McNicoll as Andy, Carmen Pieraccini as Margrit and Fiona Wood as Doreen. The run will have 16 performances in total. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Corey Hawkins Recalls Nightmarish Juilliard Audition on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION star Corey Hawkins discussed his nightmarish audition for Juilliard Drama when he forgot all his lines.  (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

FAUST 3: THE TURD COMING, OR THE FART OF THE DEAL to Satirize Trump Fiasco Onstage This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

'Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal' by Paul David Young, a political satire of the Trump fiasco performed by an ensemble of four clowns, will have its world premiere June 11 to 26 in The Meeting Room of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, presented by Skylight Productions.  Augustus Heagerty directs. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Swings Around the World with New Series AMAZING MONKEYS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

AMAZING MONKEYS premieres on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Rock Band KISS Added to ICONS: THE INFLUENCE OF ELVIS PRESLEY Exhibit at Graceland
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The year-long 40th anniversary commemoration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley continues in Memphis with additional artifacts being added to the recently opened ICONS: The Influence of Elvis Presley exhibit located at the new Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex at Graceland. (more...)

'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Pear Theatre's 15th season concludes with WHAT YOU WILL, a 'Shakespearean travesty' by Max Gutmann. Kidnapping, cross-dressing, and adultery combine in this madcap comedy, written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare into a completely new plot. (more...)

2017 Billboard Music Awards & ELLE Present Women in Music at YouTube Space LA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

In advance of the highly anticipated awards ceremony showcasing this year's hottest and biggest music stars, the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” partnered with ELLE and YouTube Space LA to celebrate the talented women currently rocking the charts with their music and style. (more...)

Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jason Tramm and the Morris Choral Society welcome acclaimed pianist Michael Fennelly who will perform Beethoven's exquisite 'Choral Fantasy, Op. 80' this Saturday May 20th at the Dorothy Young Concert Hall at Drew University. Mr. Fennelly will perform the famed concerto which Beethoven himself premiered in 1808 in in lieu of Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, who is indisposed. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jennifer Ehle
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Oslo- Jennifer Ehle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

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