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The Award-Winning Morningside Players Present A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

The Morningside Players present A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Brian Friel's adaptation of the beloved Turgenev comedy. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2017
by - May 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, The Life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (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...)

Previews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production. (more...)

Joshua Harmon's Hit Play BAD JEWS Returns to the LA Area for One-Week Run
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The critically acclaimed Joshua Harmon play Bad Jews will be making a brief return to the Los Angeles area June 19th-25th at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. The production, starring Jeanette Deutsch, Ryan Phillips, Andrew Fromer and Bailey Humiston, is directed by Anna Steers and is the debut production of the newly formed AFDF Productions. (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...)

Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

The Players Welcomes New Board Members and Box Office Manager
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Players Centre for Performing Arts is proud to announce the appointment of two new board members to The Players Board of Trustees and the addition of a new Box Office Manager. (more...)

The Neo-Fututurists Announce Next Month's Line-up
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

 The Neo-Futurists are proud to announce, in addition to a new HVAC system at The Neo-Futurarium, a special pre-season showing of Ensemble Member Kirsten Riiber's Neo-Lab production Tangles and Plaques, Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Australian Duo L'Tric Remix Latest Single 'The Way You Are'; Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Australian duo L'Tric enlist Grammy-nominated American DJ and producer Todd Terry to remix their latest single 'The Way You Are'. Out now via Neon/Island/PM:AM, Todd Terry's rework is the second of four upcoming official remixes, joining the recently released Pirupa edit. (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Gilbert Baker at Castro Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag (known affectionately as "The Gay Betsy Ross"), which became the international symbol for the LGBT community, died on March 31, 2017 in NYC. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Juliet Fischer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 26, 2017

n this episode: Juliet Fischer was on track to be a Prima-Ballerina until the puberty fairy came a smacked her with a wand. After years of touring, being a Rockette, and toe tapping in PBS' 'Crazy for You' she finally made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, June 14, 2017! (more...)

HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Play Planet Connections This June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2017 presents the return of 'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr,' the award-winning, critically-acclaimed solo show written and performed by Heather Massie. (more...)

Actress Debi Mazar to Emcee Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Finale Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) will host its landmark 150th Anniversary Finale Gala on Monday, June 5th honoring visionaries that have made significant contributions to uplift Brooklyn residents with actress, chef and activist Debi Mazar as the emcee.  The theme is For the Love of Community and will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Brooklyn's stunning newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, located at 60 Furman Street. (more...)

The Marlowe Receives Grant from Heritage Lottery Fund for CREED OF SPIES
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Marlowe, Canterbury, has received £33,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its next youth production. (more...)

U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share The Life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced GRAMMY Award winning artist, U2's The Edge to be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  The award will be presented to The Edge on Friday, June 9th, 2017, the same day Les Paul would have turned 102 years old. In 2016, the Les Paul Spirit Award was presented to Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. (more...)

Soundplate Launches New Platform 'MusicFibre' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

MusicFibre.com is a newly established and non-profit directory of companies and services that accord musicians and entrepreneurs the chance to not only cultivate and shape their understanding of the music industry (more...)

Tony Winner Bill Irwin to Take the Stage in Reading of Jodi Rothe's AGORA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Directors Company has announced the reading of Agora a new play by Jodi Rothe, featuring Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin. The reading is being directed by Michael Pressman. (more...)

theSpaceUK Announces its Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

theSpaceUK is proud to announce the line-up for its 2017's Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. This year will feature over 350 shows across 17 performance spaces - more than 100 more shows than any other Edinburgh Fringe producer - literally offering something to suit everyone, from new writing to classical music, hard-hitting productions about contemporary issues to dance training for the learning-disabled, and everything in between. theSpaceUK occupies an unparalleled position with its two central hubs on the Royal Mile and Nicholson Street/Hill Square. The former is enlarged this year with the return of theSpace on North Bridge (Carlton Hilton Hotel) after a two-year absence, presenting two very smart new spaces. (more...)

Joel Grey to Appear Before Screening of GEORGE M! at Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Legendary stage and screen star Joel Grey will be interviewed at 12 noon on Sunday, May 28 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 West 52nd Street, NYC), preceding a screening of the 1970 NBC Telecast of George M! from 12:15 to 1:45 PM. The interview and screening are free and open to the public. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Stream Live on BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

BroadwayHD will live stream 'Ernest Shackleton Loves Me,' starring Wade McCollum and Valerie Vigoda on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. EDT with a pre-show feature beginning at 7:45 p.m. EDT. The show will be available on BroadwayHD.com for an on-demand encore until June 24. (more...)

WICKED Announces New London Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda),Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq) and Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) will head the new London cast from Monday 24 July 2017, joining current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).  (more...)

Chip Gaines' New Book 'Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I've Learned from Doing Stupid Stuff' Coming October 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

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Wishbone Theatre Collective to Present FAIR at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Wishbone Theatre Collective is proud to present the World Premiere of FAIR, a new historical, comedy and tragedy play about the California murderess Laura D. Fair this June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival at Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

Disney Dedicates Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney's Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jordan Cole, Tyler Patrick Hennessy, Ben Krieger, Colin Wheeler of - The Life of Touring Child Actors!
by Kaylin Miller - May 24, 2017

Based on the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, FINDING NEVERLAND is the Broadway musical that tells the captivating story of how Peter became Pan. The North American Tour is currently flying across the country with six young boys on a rotating schedule covering the four Llewelyn Davies brothers, George, Peter, Jack, and Michael. Four of the boys took time out of their busy schedules to sit down and answer some questions about life as a child on the road! (more...)

2017 First Quarter Broadcast Television Film News: Announcing Creative Management Partners Agent Alan Morell Client Options Works Sold
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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Download HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, Starring Oprah Winfrey, This Month
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

See Oprah Winfrey in 'one of the best performances of her career' (Variety), when The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available for Digital Download May 29th. (more...)

New Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New York City Opera's 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its Ópera en Español series. City Opera will also offer two New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera. (more...)

CBS Remembers Fallen Military & Their Families With Special Memorial Day PSA Campaign
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

CBS Corporation will remember fallen military and their families with a special Memorial Day CBS Cares public service announcement airing throughout the holiday weekendbeginning Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29. (more...)

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik to Star in LELA & CO. at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steep Theatre's U.S. Premiere of Cordelia Lynn's Lela & Co., directed by Robin Witt, will feature Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik. Gonzalez-Cadel will make her Steep Theatre debut, and this will be Chmelik's third Steep production, after Simon Stephens' Motortown and Howard Korder's The Hollow Lands. (more...)

A&E to Present Documentaries BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and WHO KILLED TUPAC? This June
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary BIGGIE: The Life OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched 'Biography' banner (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

MAN TO MAN Comes To Wilton's Music Hall In September
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

This acclaimed one woman play tells The Life story of a woman called Ella Gericke, who lived with her husband Max until one day he died. Then the Nazis arrived… (more...)

Cirque du Soleil to Debut CRYSTAL this December
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to venture into uncharted territory with its brand new creation, Cirque du Soleil Crystal, exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, is thrilling audiences from the first minute to the last. It is everything a musical should be with a fascinating story, inventive staging, an excellent score, and a top-notch cast. This show is having its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway) through Sunday May 26th. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' Continues with Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft on PBS, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

The culinary journey of AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' - four documentaries on legendary chefs - continues with a profile on Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons. (more...)

Wales Millennium Centre's MAN TO MAN Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre's poignant and powerful production of Manfred Karge's Man to Man opens in Cardiff at the Bute Theatre on September 8 - 9. (more...)

Saddle Up LA to Kick Off this Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

This Friday, May 26th from 8-11pm, Life Group LA (www.thelifegroupla.org/) will hold their 2017 Saddle Up LA (www.saddleupla.com)  kick-off party at the best country western club in Los Angeles, Oil Can Harry (located; 11502 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604). (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Musica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir under the artistic direction of Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez-celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout the 2017-18 season, continuing its commitment to performing beloved as well as rarely heard works from various periods of musical history and from diverse cultures worldwide together with the Aeolus Quartet, quartet in residence. Highlights of the season include Orff's Carmina Burana, a concert featuring pianist and composer Seymour Bernstein, an appearance by Musica Viva NY's founder Walter Klauss, a performance commemorating The Life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Alice Parker; and the world premiere of a work by Elena Ruehr, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. All performances take place at All Souls Church (80th Street and Lexington Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie Baartman
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2017

Traditionally, the human beings with uncommon attributes who are featured as carnival side-show attractions can hold a certain degree of power in their profession. It is their indisputable reality that adds an illusion of legitimacy to the flim-flam and shenanigans that fill out the rest of the show. Those who may appear to audiences as the most pitiable and exploited might very well be the ones taking in the biggest cuts of the profits. (more...)

VBWFF Announces Film Selections, Burt Reynolds Legend Award
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Second Annual Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival (VBWFF) has announced the official selections for the 2017 event, held June 8-11 at various screening locations in Vero Beach, FL. (more...)

European Literature Night to Land at Bohemian National Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

European Literature Night (ELN) comes to Bohemian National Hall in New York City on June 2 from 7-10pm, with actors performing a curated selection of passages from fifteen exceptional literary works of fiction and poetry from across the European continent. The selected books will be available in a book fair along with other international titles. (more...)

John Minnock's Innovative Show EVERY DAY BLUES Set for Year-Long Residency at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Innovative vocalist John Minnock, known for modern twists on jazz cabaret classics, is proud to bring his 'Every Day Blues' series to The Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd St., on four separate dates between May and December of 2017: May 27th, 2017; August 12th, 2017; October 14th, 2017; and December 9th, 2017. (more...)

PENNY & SPARROW Come to Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

There are things that we ought to be afraid of.  Things that, rightfully, send cold sweat nightmares.  For kids it can be anything from the darkness under a bed, or strangers, or crossing a busy street.  For adults it might change face a bit and become things like sickness, job security, or heartbreak.  And sometimes, when you point the flashlight right at the thing you're terrified of, you declaw it.  You take its mask off and it returns to being an empty, boring closet with nothing inside to harm you.  Or maybe the light shows an unexpected beauty in the place of what you thought was horrific. Other times, though, you aim the beam straight into the pitch black and the thing that you prayed wasn't real, the one with all the teeth, is right there smiling at you. (more...)

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