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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Leslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo and More to Headline Women's Association of NJPAC Spotlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Tony Award winners Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) and Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Kenny Lattimore will bring their powerful voices and dynamic stage presence to NJPAC's 21st Annual Spotlight Gala of the Women's Association of NJPAC on Saturday, October 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Pittsinger, Talia Thiesfield, Brian Michael Hoffman and More in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

MAN OF LA MANCHA opened September 7th at the Ivoryton Playhouse to tears and laughter and thunderous applause, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

Leone Film Group Joins Amblin's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA as Production Partner
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Leone Film Group S.P.A. (LFG) is coming on board as a production partner on Amblin Entertainment's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA. (more...)

Immersion Theatre Announce New Family Tour of ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Following a sell-out open air tour of The Wizard of Oz this summer, Immersion Theatre Company today announced a brand new touring production of the family classic, Alice in Wonderland. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Michael 'Jesus of Unicorpia' Littig - The Power of Ritual
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Sep 6, 2016

I've been thinking a lot about the power of ritual this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: William Shakespeare's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Entertains at Austin's Historic Scottish Rite Theatre
by Amy Bradley - Sep 6, 2016

Now playing in Austin's oldest playhouse, The Scottish Rite Theater, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR delights theatre goers with its gender-bending cast and lively performance. Austin's Scottish Rite Theater is a most appropriate venue for such a play to be presented, giving the audience a passage through time within the Masonic grand hall adorned with decorative antiques around the house. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, written by none other than William Shakespeare, commands any space with a high level of detail, and Scottish Rite Theater fits the bill.  Given the historic nature of the theater itself, first opening in 1871 as a German Opera house, the play THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR was interestingly first published 269 years prior. The historic location introduces the audience immediately into another age and lends to the other worldly tone of the play's presentation. The experience within this show begins before The Lights are up on the stage - a group of 'merry' players entertain the excited audience as they file in to find their seats. A bar, The Garter Inn, has an innkeeper polishing glassware as would any restauranteur on a Sunday afternoon. The mood is set well by The Weird Sisters Women's Theater Collective and when the curtain rises, the audience can disconnect and journey back into 15th century England. (more...)

BWW Review: GLORIA is a Sensation, Though No Place to Call Home at Griffin Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Sep 6, 2016

The strength of good theatre is its ability to traverse through a range of emotions, bringing along an audience who can explore different facets of their spectrum of feeling and understanding. The best theatre, can take you so deep into one emotion you fear as an audience member you might not come out, and this is the incredible talent of the team behind Griffin Theatre Company's latest premiere, Gloria. Australian work that makes no attempt to relocate itself, justify its idiosyncrasies, or hold back on keeping the audience in the thrill of it, Gloria is theatre with no fear and no fulcrum. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Actors Theater Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Sep 3, 2016

Suspense and hilarity ensues with Actors Theater of Louisville's 2016-17 season opener! (more...)

3 Doors Down Joins Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Many Others for Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

American Rock Band 3 Doors Down have been added as the final artist to join Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

Rising Houston Star Actor Kedrick Brown to Guest Star in NWA Film Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Houston Actor and former University of Houston Graduate student Kedrick Brown will Guest-star as legendary Alonzo Williams of The World Class Wrecking Cru in the new Liftime Original NWA film, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele premiering Saturday, October 15 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Feature: Jeremy Seghers Brings to Life a DRACULA You've Never Seen
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 28, 2016

What does an antique store and vampires have in common? Both will give you the creeps. Walking into Carmine Boutique you would probably look over your shoulder several times as you peruse the shop's collection of skulls and taxidermied items. Carmine Boutique is described as an 'antique, oddities, taxidermy shop with an Edwardian fetish club.' That strange feeling is exactly what Jeremy Seghers felt and immediately sparked the inspiration for producing his immersive staging of DRACULA. (more...)

Frederick Knott's WAIT UNTIL DARK Opens October 14th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A sinister con man and his cohorts have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the apartment of Sam Hendrix (Ryan Clifford) and his blind wife, Susy (Holly Beaman). Not knowing that sewn inside are several grams of heroin, Sam had been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the border. (more...)

BWW Review: Catch The 'Jersey Boys' While You Can
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2016

To call JERSEY BOYS a 'jukebox musical' is downright myopic, as underneath the musical's cotton-candy pop hits lies a piercing story of ambition, love, drugs, sex, greed, failures, triumphs, and yes, family values. However, it would take more than a fanatic mind to look beyond those monster hits to see the real heart of the show--one that tells of realities past that still ring true in today's cutthroat music industry. (more...)

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Setting $782,081 for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 30, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

2016 HOT DOCS PODCAST FESTIVAL Announces Full Programming for November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hot Docs has announced full programming schedule for the HOT DOCS PODCAST FESTIVAL, November 18-20, 2016 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Flea Market 2016 Merchandise Tables
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com was on hand for our favorite day and captured the many booths featuring Broadway shows, stars and industry organizations. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Begins 28th Season in 'New' Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) is launching its 28th season at the West End Studio Theatre (WEST) on 959 Islington Street-its "new" home. While NHTP has been a resident company at WEST since 1984, only as of this July 1 has it become the sole tenant of the space. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Bayer and Luke Bryan Get Ready to Kick Up the Dust on Farm Tour 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the second straight year, Bayer is joining country music superstar Luke Bryan for the second straight year to bring his annual farm tour to eight cities across the U.S. Bryan, the son of a peanut farmer from Georgia, launched the tour in 2009 as a way to highlight and celebrate the contribution America's farmers make in putting food on tables in the United States and throughout the world. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Sioux Empire Community Theatre
by Ruth Sturm - Sep 21, 2016

SECT's Rock of Ages is one of those rare, true ensemble musicals driven by a strong cast who seemed to work as one. (more...)

freeFall Opens New Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

freeFall Theatre Company will open their 2016/2017 season with Stephen Sondheim'sAssassins. Directed by Chris Crawford, the show will star Susan Haldeman (Sara Jane Moore), Robert Teasdale (Leon Czolgosz), Thomas Mothershed (Samuel Byck), Britt Michael Gordon (John Wilkes Booth), Marissa Toogood (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), John Mark Jernigan (John Hinckley), Lucas Wells (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pasqualino Beltempo (Giuseppe Zangara), and Alan Mohney Jr. (Charles Guiteau). (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Everyman Theatre - Another Whodunit by Playwright Frederick Knott
by Charles Shubow - Sep 21, 2016

Megan Anderson once again excels starring in this mystery. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - New Musical: Come From Away
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 21, 2016

This production is a perfect example of why I am enamored with Theatre and Art, and why I am proud to be part of this community. The show not only shared a historical event but gifted us with sharing the power of empathy. The love and selflessness the citizens of Gander and Newfoundland had for all of the foreign travelers is astonishing. The locals 'took in' and fed 6,579 stranded passengers, which was half the size of the town's population. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater to Continue 40th Season with Jackie Taylor's 'I AM WHO I AM'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor continue the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest Hits) with I Am Who I Am (The Story of Teddy Pendergrass), written by Jackie Taylor and directed by Daryl D. Brooks. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Sep 19, 2016

With a minimalist set depicting an abandoned stage - brick wall, ladder, random set pieces, and a piano - Music Theatre of Connecticut begins its 30th season with the iconic musical, Gypsy. Written in 1959, Gypsy harnesses the dream-team creative talents of music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, plus the original production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. All of these legends combined certainly raises the bar for expectation, and therefore, this show can be a difficult one for any theatre to produce. All in all, MTC did a good job of presenting this whirlwind piece. You should go! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Has an Endearing Musical Score and a Wonderful Cast at Lakeland Civic
by Roy Berko - Sep 19, 2016

As The Lights come up on The Last Five Years, a musical by Jason Robert Brown, we find Catherine Hiatt (Neely Gevaart) sitting alone. She sings 'Still Hurting' in which she reveals the end of her five year marriage to Jamie. (more...)

Underbelly Announces Edinburgh's Programme for Christmas 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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BWW Review: LETTERS TO LINDY Fascinates in Tell-All on Australia at Seymour Centre
by Brodie Paparella - Sep 19, 2016

You could be guaranteed, no matter where you went or who you were with that at the time her disappearance went public, the circumstances around the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain was the topic of every conversation in Australia. Opinions polarised around the involvement of her mother, Lindy Chamberlain whom some believed to be the fame-hungry, cold-hearted murderer, others the victim of a tragic freak accident involving a dingo and the phrase that became famous the world over. Either way, scrutiny upon Lindy, who was given a life sentence before being released four years later upon the discovery of further evidence. Whilst living between nationwide roles of villain and victim, Lindy received upwards of 20,000 letters. Many years later, with Lindy remarried and living in America, Australian playwright Alana Valentine was granted the ability to write a play based on this mass of correspondence and Lindy's experience. Letters to Lindy is a remarkable, surprising and touching reflection not so much on Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton herself, but on the impassioned public who one way or another found her so easy to relate to. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Hope Davis On Thrillers, Escaping To London and David Hare's THE RED BARN
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Acclaimed American actress Hope Davis has starred in numerous independent films and TV dramas, from About Schmidt and American Splendour to In Treatment, The Special Relationship and Wayward Pines. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage, and next month she returns to the stage in David Hare's new play The Red Barn at the National Theatre, directed by Robert Icke. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at the Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 19, 2016

Musicals have an amazing way of transporting an audience to exciting, sometimes magical places. You might find yourself in the middle of a romantic kingdom, on the rooftops of turn-of-the-century London, or in the catacombs of a French opera house. But when The Lights come up on the latest show at the Broad Brook Opera House, audiences find they have been transported to a place that is, well, a little less magical - the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Starke, Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: BARBECUE Will Keep You Laughing as the Tale of Two Families Evolves
by Shari Barrett - Sep 18, 2016

Playwright Robert O'Hara provides the mood-setting intro for the West Coast premiere of his comedy BARBECUE now playing at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood through October 16. And while his very off-color language is shocking at first, I guarantee it will start you laughing and prepare you for the very realistic language used throughout the play. (more...)

BWW Review: Forgiveness Shines in BATHING IN MOONLIGHT at McCarter Theatre
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Sep 17, 2016

Memory, love, and beauty play powerful roles in this story of a priest who falls in love with the beautiful pianist Marcela (Hannia Guillen) but not out of love with his vocation and calling for the church. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for freeFall Theatre Company's Season Opener, ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The cast of freeFall Theatre Company's upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical Asssassins has just been announced. Directed by Chris Crawford, the show will star Susan Haldeman (Sara Jane Moore), Robert Teasdale (Leon Czolgosz), Thomas Mothershed (Samuel Byck), Britt Michael Gordon (John Wilkes Booth), Marissa Toogood (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), John Mark Jernigan (John Hinckley), Lucas Wells (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pasqualino Beltempo (Giuseppe Zangara), and Alan Mohney Jr. (Charles Guiteau). (more...)

We Introdce FEARnyc, New York's Newest and Biggest Horror Film Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable On Risks, Sexism and Having Opinions
by Marianka Swain - Sep 13, 2016

The latest instalment in our series showcasing Britain's best lighting designers focuses on the four-time Olivier and two-time Tony Award winner Paule Constable. She's worked on numerous landmark theatrical productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse and Waves at the National Theatre and the RSC's Wolf Hall, as well as with leading opera and dance companies. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - One Of My Favorite Sounds
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 13, 2016

The resonance of an orchestra warming up before a performance is a very comforting sound for me: reminiscent of the nights at the theatre with my Meme. But there is something very special regarding the cadence of my first Broadway orchestra in preparation, that sound I will never forget. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT - Hilarity at the Market
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 13, 2016

Present Company's current production of Shakespeare at the Market, TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare is beautiful, hilarious ode to the Bard. (more...)

2017 Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Next Stage Theatre Festival returns this January with a lineup of ten theatre companies that showcase the very best indie theatre in the country. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

BWW Review: Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Sep 12, 2016

Dracula has risen from the dead and is more frightening as ever... in the best possible way! (more...)

BWW Review: Disorienting Play, Tour-de-Force Performance: THE OTHER PLACE at The REP
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 12, 2016

It is a tour-de-force for the actress who portrays Juliana. Juliana is called on to deliver a huge range of emotions, sharp at some times, pathetic at others. She must be violent, querulous, authoritative, analytical, disoriented, witty, nicotine-deprived, paranoid, serene ... etc., etc., etc. She must even wolf down what looks like a complete Chinese carryout dinner. Julia-Ann Elliott seems to have this mercurial role firmly in hand. (more...)

GATSBY Returns to London for Christmas - for Six Weeks at the Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The studio theatre space at the Leicester Square Theatre will become 'Gatsby's Speakeasy' this Christmas for Ruby In The Dust's, six week run of 'GATSBY'. It opens on 29th November and continues into next year with its final performance on January 15th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TOTALITARIANS is Razor Sharp Side-Splittingly Funny Satire
by Frank Benge - Sep 12, 2016

THE TOTALITARIANS is a new play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb that had its world premiere in 2014. It is a satirical comedy that takes a behind the scenes look at modern politics and how a speech writer can make or break someone running for public office. Although the play is about a woman running for Attorney General in Nebraska, the play shines a bright light on the current political campaign here in America examining just how easy it is to sway the populace with unsubstantiated facts and catchy slogans. It also happens to be one of the sharpest satires since the days of Jules Feiffer. (more...)

BWW Review: Renaissance City Theatre Brews Strong BLACK COFFEE at the Granite
by Veronica Bruscini - Sep 10, 2016

Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's most celebrated sleuth, is on the case at Westerly's historic Granite Theatre. The Belgian detective steps into the footlights in the rarely performed BLACK COFFEE, Christie's first stage play. Renaissance City Theatre does the script full justice, delivering a well-acted, well-paced, and well-staged mystery sure to keep audiences guessing 'whodunit' until the very end. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

Top 3 Trends Impacting the Global LED Lighting Ballast Market 2016-2020: Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

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THE FUTURE OF CLEAN ENERGY is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

While it's clear that the world needs to change the way its resources are consumed and distributed, for many, the path to a sustainable future may not be so clear. (more...)

Theatre Guild Presents Final Production for 2016 Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Connie is a psychology student. Tristan is a charming drifter. Both have signed up to a clinical trial for a new anti-depressant super-drug. Sealed off from the outside world, the attraction between Connie and Tristan turns into deeper feelings as their doses get stronger. They've been warned of side effects - can they trust their feelings or is this just a chemical romance? (more...)

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