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BWW Review: EPAC Delivers a Classic HELLO, DOLLY!
by Marakay Rogers - May 5, 2016

You know it. You love it. You want to sing along to it. Hello, boys, Dolly's back. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol Channing
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

The new HELLO, DOLLY! star posts a photo of her introduction to the role's creator. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - Otterbein University's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Enchants Audience
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - May 3, 2016

For those of you not familiar with the musical Fiddler on the Roof, it is a show about a Jewish family that lives in a small village called Anatevka in 1905. Tevye, the father of the household, struggles to maintain the family's traditions while three of his five daughters wish to marry for love. During this time, the tension between the Jews living in Anatevka and the Russian Tsar continues to rise. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Shines Its Way Into Your Heart at the Norris Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 3, 2016

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most beloved stage musicals of all time which so magically weaves music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable historical experience. The Tony Award-winning musical has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its treasured tale of family and tradition, especially to those of us who can trace our origins back to the small Jewish Shtetels in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th Century. (more...)

Faction of Fools to Present THE MISER, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents Moliere's THE MISER whipped up with the physical flare of Commedia dell'Arte. (more...)

Folksbiene's 2nd Annual KULTURFEST Launches in June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents KulturfestNYC, the international festival of Jewish performing arts, that attracted 50K+ attendees in one week in its June 2015 inaugural year, and this year returns for three months, from June 6 to August 29.  With over three-dozen separate events in venues across the city, the summer-long festival welcomes artists and groups from France, Romania, Japan, Israel, Russia and the U.S. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

 Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present The Skin of Our Teeth, a timeless comedy by Thornton Wilder that has amazed audiences for generations with its unique theatrical style, huge, and not always human, cast and an epic story that spans centuries. The Skin of Our Teeth is a play in three acts, Artists Rep's production will include 3 to 10 Community Guest Stars in walk-on roles for every performance and will employ multimedia projections, live video feed and a cornucopia of masks. (more...)

People's Light to Present World Premiere of THE HARASSMENT OF IRIS MALLOY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

People's Light presents the world premiere of a suspenseful and sexy political drama by Producing Director Zak Berkman. The Harassment of Iris Malloy features award-winning stage, film and television actor Scott Bryce, and runs from June 15-July 10, 2016 in the Steinbright Stage. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kristine Nielsen and More in THE MATCHMAKER at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Henry Wishcamper's contemporary take on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker -- the inspiration for the musical Hello, Dolly! -- revealing social truths through mistaken identity, outrageous misbehavior and spontaneous romance, appears in Goodman Theatre's 856-seat Albert Theatre, now through April 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

People's Light Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

People's Light is pleased to announce an ALL-AMERICAN SEASON with a collection of world premieres, musical events, timeless classics, and outrageous comedies by leading American artists that each illuminate different aspects of our national identity. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

Damian Woetzel's DEMO Series to Continue at Kennedy Center, 4/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Damian Woetzel continues his DEMO series uniting artists around a common theme, April 22-23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series features Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck, along with fellow jooker Ron "Prime Tyme" Myles, and musicians Sandeep Das (tabla), Johnny Gandelsman (violin), Cristina Pato (gaita), Wu Tong (sheng), David Teie (cello), and singer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist Kate Davis. This adventurous cast of musicians and dancers will explore, through their performances, the worlds they came from, collaboratively reinventing their own instruments and art forms around the theme of Place. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/10/2016 - BLACKBIRD with Jeff Daniels & Michelle Williams!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BLACKBIRD opens on Broadway and more! (more...)

Musicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 32nd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 10 with a visit from irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's classic 'Hello, Dolly!' playing through June 25. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars today through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, June 16 and 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE MATCHMAKER at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, The Matchmaker. The production will open on July 22 and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

'The Nanny' Star & Broadway Veteran Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies at 87
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ann Morgan Guilbert, perhaps best known for her role as 'Grandma Yetta Rosenberg' on ABC's THE NANNY, died of cancer on Tuesday, June 14th in Los Angeles, California at the age of 87. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is 20th Annual Shakespeare Under The Stars Production
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be "ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight." Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14,2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be 'ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight.' Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

VIDEO: Matchmaker and Posh Mom Square Up for Love Battle in MOM VS MATCHMAKER
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Below, check out a clip from the latest episode of MOM VS MATCHMAKER. In the episode of 'Mom vs. Matchmaker,' posh mom, Catherine lays out her plans of sabotaging Carmelia's task of finding her son, Sebastian his perfect match. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Independent Theatre Presents THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Having started the year with a hugely successful production of that most famous of plays - Hamlet, Independent Theatre is now turning its sights on one of the American theatre's best-loved comedies - Thornton Wilder's 1954 Edinburgh Festival hit - The Matchmaker. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MATCHMAKER Opens Tonight with MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, The Matchmaker. The production will open tonight, July 22, and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, which opened Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 14, 2016. Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Hayley Rice and produced by David Rice, author ofThe Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

Bette Midler Led HELLO, DOLLY! Update - Auditions Set, Find Out What's Cast and What They're Seeking
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town and today we've got the scoop on auditions to star alongside the legend via an Equity Casting Notice, available here.  (more...)

Bette Midler Will Make Bank Doing HELLO, DOLLY! Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town. As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, and according to Page Six, she'll make bank doing it. (more...)

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Delights at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Jan 25, 2016

There are a few shows that one can say the title of, and even a random person off the street who knows nothing about theatre would say 'I have heard of that.' Hello, Dolly! is one of those shows. (more...)

It Takes a Woman! Bette Midler on Why She Said 'Yes' to HELLO, DOLLY!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has heard from Carol Channing, our amazing readers, and more since Bette Midler was announced for the role of 'Dolly Gallagher Levi' in the Broadway return of one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history, HELLO, DOLLY! And now the diva herself has chimed in on coming back to the Great White Way in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

Brandywine Ballet's 2016 Summer Intensive to be Held in July 2016; Faculty Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN, KEITH LEE, and TERRY EDLEFSEN will be members of the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive in West Chester, Pennsylvania in July 2016. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Women in Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details for the second annual WOMEN IN THEATRE series. The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is co-chaired by Karol Omlor and Andrea Redmon. This is the second lecture in the series (the first was held last year and featured female directors), and it will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Main Space at WaterTower Theatre. The lecture will be moderated by the Dallas Observer's Arts and Culture Editor Lauren Smart, and features Pam Dougherty, Jenny Ledel, Denise Lee, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Wendy Welch. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the enduring Broadway classic, HELLO, DOLLY!, which performs on the Stark Stage from March 8 to 27, 2016. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maltby & Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

 Two dozen wise and witty "songs of experience" with charming melodies and smartly crafted lyrics.International City Theatre opens its 2016 season with a recently updated version of Closer Than Ever, the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best off-Broadway Musical that also netted Drama Desk nominations for lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire. Directed and choreographed by Todd Nielsen, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, and starring ICT favorites Kevin Bailey (Abigail/1702),Valerie Perri (The Sweepers), Adam von Almen (The Heir Apparent) and newcomer Katheryne Penny, Closer Than Ever opens February 12at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Welcomes New Faces to Core Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company announces that Chicago artists Behzad Dabu and Ron OJ Parson have been named Company Members at the theater, effective immediately. (more...)

BLOC Productions Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Rehearsals are once again well underway for Bristol's own multi award-winning production company, BLOC Productions, as they get ready to perform the inspiring musical Fiddler on the Roof at The Bristol Hippodrome this October. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MATCHMAKER Is A Laughter-Filled Night Out
by Barry Lenny - Aug 8, 2016

Horace Vandergelder gets more than he bargained for when Dolly Levi finds him a wife. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Wonderfully Special Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Chris Gibson - Aug 4, 2016

Set during a period of great turmoil just prior to the Russian revolution (1905), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a joyous celebration of life in times of uncertainty. Most versions I've seen have been scaled down considerably, focusing on the more intimate scenes. That's certainly not the case here. The MUNY's spectacular production gives us the full breadth and scope of Joseph Stein, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock's thoughtful and heart warming take on themes of family and tradition. Anchored by a particularly strong cast and top notch staging this, is quite simply, perfection! (more...)

East Village Bea Arthur Residence For Homeless LGBT Set To Open in 2017
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

In her hit television series 'Maude' Bea Arthur played a tough-as-nails liberal with a soft spot for helping those less fortunate, a portrayal that wasn't far off from what she really was. (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler On Gender Relations, Planting Trees and The Challenge of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

The last time Bette Midler graced a Broadway stage, she was the sole cast member of John Logan's I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents First Show of 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Provides Perfect Curtain Call for Stefano
by Paul Batterson - Apr 9, 2016

It has been 18 years between John Stefano's performances as John Adams in 1776 and his return on April 7 as Tevye in Otterbein University's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, who is retiring after 24 years at Otterbein, never lost a beat. (more...)

Two-Time Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Star in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest will return to Yale Rep in Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. Jarlath Conroy will join Wiest in the production, which runs April 29-May 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre. Opening Night is set for Thursday, May 5. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS on CBS - Wednesday, May 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, airing on CBS on Wednesday, May 4, 2016! (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth and final show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with DANCING AT LUGHNASA, by Brian Friel, choreography by Julie Hall and directed by Heather Chesley. (more...)

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