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A man, a woman, a marriageÖwhich lasted five years. The story, told in the exuberant and heart-rending songs of Jason Robert Brown, tells the story of the five years of a marriage, from intense love to a final, painful separation. However, thereís an intriguing twist: the man lives the five years from beginning to end, but the woman lives the five years backward, from end to beginning. Their ďtimesĒ correspond only once, signaled by a remarkable duet.

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Soho Theatre, Hightide and Talawa Theatre to Present GIRLS This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Soho Theatre, HighTide and Talawa Theatre Company present Theresa Ikoko's award-winning new play Girls, the funny and fiercely passionate new play by award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko will premiere at HighTide Festival 2016 in September before its London premiere at Soho Theatre on 27 September. The production will also run at Birmingham Rep Theatre in between those dates. (more...)

First Ever Stage Production of J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Originally published as a novel in 1927, Benighted was the first real introduction to the world of a then unknown J.B. Priestley. Now the world premiere of its stage production, adapted by Duncan Gates, will be staged at the Old Red Lion this Christmas. Following the success of the 2015 world premiere of Arthur Miller's No Villain, the Old Red Lion are now renowned for their exciting programming decisions. (more...)

Second Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Second Star Theater will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years,"  starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: Opening Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 p.m.with shows running Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m and a matinee Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Potter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tilted Windmill Theatricals will present PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the sold-out sensation running in New York since December 2015 - as it transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

GOLDILOCKS Sets Premiere Performances in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

GOLDILOCKS, a new musical by Erin J. Reifler, will receive its New York premiere in the 2016 Thespis Theater Festival at the Hudson Guild Theater. The story takes an unconventional twist on the children's tale, where Goldilocks is a new drag performer. Performances will begin August 2nd at 6:15pm at the Hudson Guild Theater on 441 West 26th Street. Jenn Maley directs the production.  (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For September
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The show will include the two songwriters doing arrangements of each other's work. (more...)

Exclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Now IS the time to seize the day! BroadwayWorld has learned that Disney will film NEWSIES this August, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Returning for the filming will be original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay. The production, currently on tour plays the Pantages from Aug. 30, 2016 - Sept. 4, 2016. There is no word yet if the production is headed towards the big or small screen, or who else might be joining or re-joining the cast for the filming. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz: Girls, Girls, Girls- Live at 54 Below Recording Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Broadway Records today announced that Norbert Leo Butz: Girls, Girls, Girls ¬Ė Live at 54 BELOW will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 9, 2016. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

BWW Preview: Piano Pals Reunite at CCTC in THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Kristen Morale - Aug 9, 2016

Only one dorm at the University of Hartford has a piano in basement. As freshmen at the Hartt School of Drama, Sarah Killough and Kevin Quill would cross paths to play it; fast-forward 10 years and they are sharing the same piano once again in a brand-new version of the hit musical The Last Five Years at Cape Cod Theatre Company. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WE tv's New Series JIM & CHRISSY: VOW OR NEVER
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Rapper Jim Jones and his longtime fiancée Chrissy Lampkin are back on reality television in the new series JIM & CHRISSY: VOW OR NEVER premiering Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

Write for BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Do you want to write for BroadwayWorld, the #1 theatre site on the net with over 5 million monthly viewers? Excellent. We want you! Did you know that we also have several BWW spinoff sites such as Opera, Classical, Books, Art, Dance, Fitness and more? Below are some of the regions and sites where we are looking for extra help, along with answers to some questions you might have. (more...)

BWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2016

Soon, the leaves will start to turn and many local theatres will be lifting their curtains to welcome a new season. Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the fall season. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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CORRECTING and REPLACING MRP Appoints James Regan as CMO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Haven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. (more...)

Oh Dragon Theatre Company to Stage SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Oh Dragon Theatre Company's production of Songs For A New World, the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), will open next Friday, September 2nd at Trinity Street Theatre in Austin. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

HELD: A MUSICAL FANTASY Sets Venue at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) a production of The Present Company presents HELD: A Musical Fantasy, a poignant story of childhood friends growing apart in a world where reality is fluid and time can stand still, with book and lyrics by Kelly Maxwell and music by Meghan Rose. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Theatrefy Your Summer
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Aug 2, 2016

Summer is for friends, family, fun times, and fearing reading assignments. In the months of schoolless weekdays, some of us thespians do summer theatre camps, in and out of town. Some take master classes, or perform in mainstage theatre shows, or rehearse for show choirs or Thespian troupes. If you're an older theatre kid like me, there's also college-searching to be done. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Celebrate CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Album at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will bring his extraordinary Burt Bacharach arrangements to Joe's Pub at the Public for a solo concert and album launch on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, October 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Kyo-Shin-An Arts to Present KANRECKI SURPRISE at Tenri Cultural Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

'KANREKI SURPRISE', a concert celebrating the 60th Birthday of KSA's Artistic Director, Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer, will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:30 PM at the Tenri Cultural Institute. (more...)

A Taste of Rio, Closer to Home at Independent Collection Hotels
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Whether you are a sports fanatic, a global citizen or just like a good story - the Olympics provide great entertainment and a reason to celebrate. This August, to commemorate the 2016 Rio Olympics, select Independent Collection hotels (IC) are bringing a small taste of Brazil a lot closer to home by offering drink specials on Olympic-themed cocktails and airing the games in their bars. (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album Out Next Month; Preview 'Steal with Style'!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically-acclaimed musical revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM from Roundabout Theatre Company on Friday, September 9, 2016. (more...)

I.D. Required! Bar Louie's New Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger Packs A Punch Exclusively For Guests 21 And Older
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

From liquor-laced cupcakes to boozy popsicles, Americans' desire to go beyond drinking their alcohol has launched a new category of products in The Last Five Years. This summer, eclectic urban bar and gathering place, Bar Louie, builds on the trend and dives deeper into the classic flavor combination of barbeque and bourbon with its new Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger. Packing an authentic bourbon punch that requires guests to show I.D.s upon ordering, the new burger is available at more than 110 Bar Louie locations across the U.S. And, Bar Louie fans can visit their local restaurant on Tuesdays when the bar celebrates their ritual "Burger Night" to enjoy deep discounts on the new offering. (more...)

Town Full of Artists Will Relate to Nashville Rep's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

This tale of two artists passionately in love while also tearing each other apart isn't literally set in Nashville. But in a town full of artists, Nashvillians will relate to a story about the intensity of a couple's romantic love colliding with the destiny of unequal professional success. (more...)

RED EYE OF LOVE Cast Album Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brad Oscar & Josh Grisetti Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the new musical comedy RED EYE OF LOVE on Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

Australian World Orchestra Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) has announced its five-year anniversary celebrations in 2016, performing two stellar concerts co-presented by the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September. (more...)

Australian World Orchestra Celebrates Five Year Anniversary At Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) is thrilled to announce its five-year anniversary celebrations in 2016, performing two stellar concerts co-presented by the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September. The concerts will be led by two of Australia's pre-eminent conductors - AWO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Alexander Briger AO, and conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and violinist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanley Dodds - and feature the premiere of the AWO's first commissioned concerto, by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/9/2016 - 8/16/2016
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SSR Kicks Off Season 18 With SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Though still quite young, composer Jason Robert Brown is behind a string of big musicals, including Parade, The Last Five Years and 13. This is your chance to see his first major work, Songs for a New World, which mixes pop, gospel, jazz and classical styles to capture the lives of its characters over the years -- from Columbus' first voyage in 1492 to the present day. Through exquisitely-crafted songs, the musical revue reflects the many changing visions of the American dream. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Radio Personality Joy Taylor Joins Line Up for New Fox Sports 1 Show
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Well-known former South Florida sports-radio personality Joy Taylor fills out the starting rotation as moderator for Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on FS1's new in-development opinion and debate show premiering (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Brings Love to New Heights at CCTC
by Kristen Morale - Aug 14, 2016

The Last Five Years, starring Kevin Quill as Jamie (who also directs) and Broadway's Sarah Killough as Cathy, opened this past weekend at the Cape Cod Theatre Company (home of the Harwich Junior Theatre). With book, music and lyrics all written by Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade), The Last Five Years was the winner of the 2002 Drama Desk Award and was also recently made into the film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The musical chronicles the five-year relationship between Cathy, an aspiring actress and Jamie, a promising author, from meeting to breakup and from breakup to meeting in New York City. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Announces Casting for Inaugural Season, Featuring NEXT TO NORMAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Studio Theatre, a new black box theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Whitney Morse, presents its inaugural season: A Model Home: Peer Beyond The Facade. (more...)

Casting Announced for Nashville Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

With former Tennessee Titan Eddie George, Jenny Littleton of The Doyle and Debbie Show, founding Rep actor Jackie Welch, a collection of audience favorites, and some intriguing new faces added to the mix, Nashville Repertory's five-show season for 2016-17 tackles the many dimensions of love: commitment, dilemma, risk, joy, and disappointment. (more...)

Mama Bares Debut First Concert at East West Players, August 25 through September 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, opens its 51st Anniversary Season Radiant with the world premiere of The Mama Bares in Concert: Once Upon a Play Date, developed by and featuring Broadway performers Joan Almedilla, Ai Goeku Cheung, Deedee Magno Hall, and Jennifer Paz, directed by Giovanni Ortega with musical direction by Marc Macalintal. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/12/2016 - Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2016

This weekend's big news: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden stars in Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, starting tonight in Boston, and Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN debuts on Netflix! (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Gloucester Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 12, 2016

There's good news and bad news in the Gloucester Stage production of Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. The inspiring song cycle from 1995 shows the composer's promise that has been fulfilled, as evidenced by his three Tony Awards, and there is much to enjoy in both the music and lyrics (when you can hear them). The five-member cast features quality vocalists, but they often lose focus while they are busily moving around the stage in Director Robert Walsh's zeal to substitute action for the nonexistent connective libretto. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, today announced its full 2016-17 season of plays, outreach programs, and Education initiatives in the Memphis area and beyond. (more...)

Panic! Productions Stages Landmark Musical PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

 Panic! Productions begins its 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award-winning musical,  "Parade," September 9 through 24, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry ("Driving Miss Daisy") and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown ("Songs For A New World," "The Last Five Years," "Bridges Of Madison County"), "Parade" is a moving examination of one of the darkest corners of America's history. David Daniels directs, with music direction by Ben Ginsberg, vocal direction by Marilyn Anderson, and choreography by Brance Souza. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Goes on Sale This Week at Cobb Energy Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Fox Theatre in partnership with the Cobb Energy Centre announced today that individual tickets for the return engagement of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Gloucester Stage's SONGS FOR NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Review: Set & Costumes the Stars of NTP's Production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Peter Nason - Aug 1, 2016

A well-done production that is a feast for the eyes. (more...)

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