The Windham Theatre Guild to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER to Close 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Windham Theatre Guild will present The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson as the final Main Stage production of the 2015-2016 Season, opening on Friday, June 3rd at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick presents the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy Anything Goes through May 22. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

Arts-Louisville/Broadway World Presents 2015 Louisville Theatre Awards
by Keith Waits - Mar 8, 2016

At heart, theatre is simply one group of people in a room trying to connect to another group of people in that same room. All around Louisville and the surrounding areas, this sacred exchange is taking place; in venues large and small, with extravagant production values or with the barest minimum of sets and costumes, executed by trained professionals or by amateurs driven by passion to devote long hours to it for little or no pay - it is ALL theatre. It is ALL theatre worth celebrating. - Arts-Louisville Managing Editor Keith Waits in his opening remarks. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
by Walter McBride - Mar 31, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Patty Duke, who received a supporting actress Oscar for the role of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, died at age 69. (more...)

MADE IN AMERICA & More Among MGM's Latest Limited Edition Releases
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Bring home the latest wave of classics from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Cinema Archives vault and MGM's Limited Edition Collection and rediscover classic film titles spanning 60 years from the 1930s to the 1990s. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/30/2016 - BURIED CHILD Streams and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 30, 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: The cast of Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 3, 2016
by - Mar 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER & Sitcom Star Patty Duke Dies at Age 69
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Patty Duke, who received a supporting actress Oscar for the role of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, died today at age 69. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Releases Statement on Passing of Former SAG President Patty Duke
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of former Screen Actors Guild President Anna Patty Duke Pearce, better known as Patty Duke. Duke was elected president in 1985, becoming the second female president of the union. Duke was an Oscar and Emmy-winning actor, labor activist, and pioneering advocate for mental health issues. She was 69. (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Opens 3/30 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick is proud to present William Gibson's unforgettable, inspiring, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Miracle Worker from March 30 - April 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director Kate Whoriskey of HER REQUIEM and SWEAT
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 2, 2016

A frequent collaborator with playwright Lynn Nottage, Whoriskey has directed a slew of premieres and revivals around the country. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS to Open The Round Barn Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's today, March 15, 2016. (more...)

Encinitas Teen Lucia Vecchio to Star in Lamb's Players Theatre's THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Lucia Vecchio, local Encinitas teen, active San Diego actress and Lamb's Associate Artist will be performing the role of Helen Keller in Lamb's production of The Miracle Worker, March 4 - April 10th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Playwright Peter Shaffer
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, British playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer, best known for such works as AMADEUS and EQUUS, has passed away at the age of 90. The news was shared by his U.K. agent Rupert Lord who reported that the writer passed away this morning in Ireland following a short illness. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its fourth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to open their summer season on July 6 with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Damn Yankees. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare's intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6 and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Entertainment Firm RWS & Associates to Acquire Binder Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Emmy Award-winning NYC based entertainment firm RWS & Associates (Ryan Stana, CEO and Bruston Manuel, COO) has announced the acquisition of Binder Casting, the 12-time Artios Award winning Broadway casting office led by industry veteran Jay Binder, along with his associates Mark Brandon and Jack Bowdan. (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...)

FTC Opens Enrollment for Camp Freddyburg
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is pleased to announce open enrollment for their summer youth program, Camp Freddyburg 2016. The camp runs July 5-31, with a two-day orientation session on June 28 and 29. The camp schedule and application can be found on FTC's Facebook page and website, www.fredericksburgtheater.org. Enrollment is limited and scholarships are available if needed. Along with Ms. Goff several other theater, music and dance instructors will teach classes. The deadline for early registration is June 27th. (more...)

Chance Theater's SPEAK UP Summer Education Program Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The official resident theater company of Anaheim, Chance Theater is proud to announce the commencement of its 11th summer of their groundbreaking and transformative Speak Up: Take a 'Chance' education program for students grades 7-12. Over the course of this year's Speak Up, our young artists will build their storytelling skills and gain a larger sense of community as they voice experiences and create their own original play under the guidance of Chance Theater Artists. Led by Education Director Karen O'Hanlon and Producing Associate for our TYA series Darryl Hovis, Speak Up will begin on June 20 and culminate in four public performances on July 23 and 24 at 11:00 am and 6:00pm. (more...)

Olivier Winner Brian Cox to Helm World Premiere of SINNERS at GAAR This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), under the Artistic Direction of Sabra Jones, has announced that celebrated British actor and Emmy Award winner Brian Cox will direct the premiere of Joshua Sobel's Sinners, and that Tony nominees Marla Schaffel and Kathryn Meisle will star in Annie Get Your Gun. (more...)

BWW TV: HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins Tony for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Paul Tazewell received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for Hamilton. Tazewell's other Broadway credits include Doctor Zhivago, Side Show, A Streetcar Named Desire, Magic/Bird, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, The Miracle Worker, The Color Purple, In the Heights, On The Town, Caroline, or Change, Guys and Dolls, Drowning Crow, A Raisin in the Sun, Elaine Strich at Liberty, Def Poetry Jam, and Noise/Funk. Check out what he had to say on the honor below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Paul Tazewell has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for HAMILTON.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Ohio Community Theatre Association's Central Region Festival
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 10, 2016

The Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) held its Central Region Festival on Saturday June 4th at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. This is a juried festival where the community theaters perform a portion from one of their shows from the past season. Excerpts were by MTV Arts' The Miracle Worker, Out of the Box Productions' Drinking Habits, Little Theatre Off Broadway's Escanaba in Da Moonlight, Licking County Players' The Taffetas, Alcove Dinner Theatre's Saving Up For Saturday Night, Chillicothe Civic Theatre's Steel Magnolias, and Star Players' The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee. (more...)

Round Barn Theatre to Present ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Elvis Presley's hits roar to life on The Round Barn Theatre Stage in the American Jukebox Musical All Shook Up. It is sure to have audiences dancin' in the aisles and jumpin' out of their blue suede shoes. (more...)

WCT to Continue PIX Flix with THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

We are bringing the Silver Screen back to the PIX! Once a month, for only $5 a ticket, come see a movie in this historic building! All movies will begin at 6:30 pm. We have popcorn, cookies, pretzels, beef sticks, beer, wine, soda, water, and a variety of hot drinks at our concession stand! (more...)

IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN and More Set for Queens Theatre's 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Queens Theatre's new season, which will begin in October 2016 and continue through May 2017, will feature Dance, Theatre and Family programming along with many special events. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

The Media Theatre Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Broadway Series at The Media Theatre is stronger than ever as it leads audiences through its 22nd season from September 2016 to June of 2017. (more...)

Round Barn Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?The beautiful music of immortal songsmiths, George and Ira Gershwin will remind audiences of simpler times at The Round Barn Theatre stage with the Tin-Pan Alley inspired Musical Crazy for You. This riotously entertaining production is sure to have audiences singing along to over two dozen Gershwin Brothers classics, such as "Embraceable You", "I Got Rhythm", and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and enchanting theatre-goers with a classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, and sentiment.  (more...)

BWW Review: Off-Broadway's Hit HAM Brings Mega-Talented SAM HARRIS to LGBT Hollywood for Three Weeks
by Don Grigware - Jan 29, 2016

In his early days circa 1984, when he won 13 consecutive weeks on TV's Star Search, Sam Harris was flatly denied work on TV and in film because he was labeled 'too theatrical'. This quality - and I say quality - is what makes a performer exceptional; it sets him apart from the crowd, separating the men from the boys, so to speak. But casting people and agents frankly did not know what to do with him; his enormous talent defied categorization. He can sing, he can dance, he can act the bejesus out of a piece, injecting so much raw energy and passion into it that its substance literally leaps off the stage, directly into our hearts. Well, times did change. He has worked on television and on Broadway to great acclaim, and now he is back onstage once more with his autobiographical show HAM: A Musical Memoir for a limited run at the Renberg Theatre of LGBT, Hollywood through February 7 only. (more...)

Pennington Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?The Pennington Players are bringing the classic play, The Diary of Anne Frank, to the stage of Kelsey Theatre.  Performances are March 11, 12, 18, 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm and March 13 & 20, 2016, at 2:00 pm.   Kelsey Theatre is located on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on March 11.  There will be a special talk back session with the cast and crew held after the 8 pm performance on Friday, March 18.   (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Opening Soon at CSU Fullerton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Cal State Fullerton is opening the Tony Award-winning The Miracle Worker by William Gibson on February 19 (running through March 13) in the Hallberg Theatre on the CSUF campus. Directed by Dr. Joseph Arnold, the docudrama touches on the volatile relationship between the blind, deaf and mute Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 28
by Audition Roundup - Feb 28, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 28, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chance Theater's 'THE STINKY CHEESE MAN'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is delighted to present the irreverent and uproariously silly The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales as the first production of its 2016 Theater for Young Audiences season. Performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 6 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Based on the award-winning book of the same title by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith, the show has been adapted by John Glore and is directed by Darryl B. Hovis. (more...)

DM Playhouse, IRIS, DSU Partnering for SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL Accessible Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse, Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped (IRIS), and Deaf Services Unlimited (DSU) present a fully-accessible performance of 'Sarah, Plain and Tall.' IRIS will provide live audio description, broadcast to the entire audience, and DSU will provide ASL interpretation. This special event is 4:00 PM, Saturday, Mar. 12, in the Kate Goldman Children's Theatre at the Playhouse. Tickets start at $15 and may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'Sarah, Plain and Tall' is sponsored by John Deere. (more...)

Mare Winningham & More Lead HER REQUIEM, Premiering at LCT3 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Patten and Mare Winningham are featured in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of HER REQUIEM, by Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey. HER REQUIEM opens tonight, February 22, and runs for six weeks only through Sunday, March 20 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

The Pennington Players to Bring THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Today it's history, but first it was a young girl's life. The Pennington Players presents the gripping historic play 'The Diary of Anne Frank' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre in March. (more...)

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Open Chance Theater's TYA Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is delighted to present the irreverent and uproariously silly The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales as the first production of its 2016 Theater for Young Audiences season. Performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 6 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Based on the award-winning book of the same title by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith, the show has been adapted by John Glore and is directed by Darryl B. Hovis. (more...)

Actors Co-Op to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 3/2-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) announces the third show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with Tennessee Williams masterpiece SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Thom Babbes.  SUMMER AND SMOKE will preview on Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 4 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 17 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...)

Adam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, just announced the six productions of its 2016/2017 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More on Tap for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller make up the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)

BWW Review: Ocean State Theatre Stages Inspiring, Uplifting MIRACLE WORKER
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 2, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company's staging of The Miracle Worker, under the direction of Amiee Turner, brings this compelling story to life with dignity and warmth. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Opens 4/27 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick is proud to present the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy, Anything Goes from April 27 - May 22. (more...)

South Carolina Children's Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

South Carolina Children's Theatre is proud to present The Miracle Worker. (more...)

Disney Channel to Honor Patty Duke with LIV AND MADDIE Encores
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

According to Multichannel.com, Disney Channel will honor the late Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke with encores of a LIV AND MADDIE episode in which she appeared. (more...)

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