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Too Good To Be True: Ten Years Worth Of Frankie Vallis Talk Starring On Broadway In JERSEY BOYS
by Michael Dale - Nov 8, 2015

Find out what it's like to play a pop music legend on Broadway from the boys who did it. (more...)

Red Turnip Theater Stages THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Now Thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, a comedy by Kenneth Lonergan, features rich but problematic young adults--consumed by the society's latest fads-- 'slacking' in Manhattan's Upper West Side in the early '80s. Produced by Red Turnip Theater, the play is directed by Topper Fabregas and stars Jef Flores as Dennis, Nicco Manalo as Warren, and Cindy Lopez as Jessica. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alice Ripley of ALL SONDHEIM at The Bijou Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Nov 5, 2015

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley brings a brand new show directly from New York City's famed 54 Below to our very own Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT on Saturday, November 7th. In Alice Ripley: All Sondheim, the multi-talented star of Broadway's Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Side Show, and The Rocky Horror Show explores the provocative lyrics and enduring melodies of songs written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Ricki Lake, Wesley Stromberg, Sammy Wilkinson, Megan Nicole and Melvin Gregg Team up with PEPFAR to Launch #TreatmentForAll on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

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Groundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre, running January 28 - February 20, 2016. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER'S TALE will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

The Robot Cameraman Grows Up: SOLOSHOT3 Launches Major New Camera Category
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

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TWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From SHE LOVES ME's Laura Benanti
by Michael Dale - Nov 17, 2015

Quirky humor from the star of Roundabout's upcoming revival of Bock and Harnick's classic, SHE LOVES ME. (more...)

Powerful New Vinsic Alien Power Bank Keeps Gadgets Going
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

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Powerful New Vinsic Alien Power Bank Keeps Gadgets Going
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

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Dr. John Fleming, Mark Traphagen Join #BankSocial Conference Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

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NBC to Give Behind-the-Scenes Look at AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR with New Digital Series
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

NBC Digital Entertainment, in partnership with AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR producer A. Smith & Co., is pulling back the curtain and giving fans an immersive behind-the-scenes experience with two digital series, “Crashing the Course” and “24/B4.” (more...)

BWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, Interviews
by Matt Tamanini - May 30, 2016

In the new, epic book 'Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre,' photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab take audiences behind the scenes of 60 of London's best shows in 2015, and uniquely and elegantly capture the electricity that makes live theatre so special. (more...)

Producer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Jonah Hirsch, the producer from the acclaimed VR film 'First,' and filmmaker Danny Abrahms will build on the success of Hirsch's VR Wright Brothers film and are in production on a new virtual reality film entitled 'Anne,' announced Hirsch this week. (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

President Obama Awards ASRS President Elect Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Performance Now to Present FOREVER PLAID at Lakewood Cultural Center, 6/10-26
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Performance Now presents 'Forever Plaid' June 10 - 26 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 - $35 and are available or online at www.performancenow.org or by calling 303-987-7845. (more...)

Polar Design and Expedient Partner to help STEM Center USA with the Shark Tank Effect
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

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Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Just One Man on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Mar 28, 2016

I don't usually gasp. Then need to hit pause, so I can pour a wine and raise my glass at the TV screen. You'd think the episode title might have given it away, hey? “Unmanned”. Whatever. It's been a long time coming ... (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLICK at Signature Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Mar 20, 2016

Theatre and film nuts alike will be both entertained and affected by Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THE FLICK, a work which shows high emotions and drama can happen even in the most mundane of places. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAUNCH PRIZE World Premiere at Bridge Rep
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2016

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston presents the world premiere of local playwright MJ Halberstadt's THE LAUNCH PRIZE under the direction of Tiffany Nichole Greene. A quartet of visual arts graduate students anxiously awaits the announcement of the prize winner and their friendship is challenged by the competition. Over the course of eighty minutes, the foursome unleashes a virtual herd of elephants in the room as issues of race, gender, entitlement, and duplicity bubble up from deep wells of resentment. (more...)

BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels On Doing The Plays That Scare You
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2016

Not satisfied with the way he played the role Off-Broadway in 2007, the actor searches deeper into disturbing emotions. (more...)

BWW Interview: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Tony Nominee Mark Strong Can't Wait To Get Back To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jun 4, 2016

He won an Olivier Award for his performance in the Arthur Miller classic and now he's up for a Tony. (more...)

BWW Previews: C-R Kids Pushing The Limits On Youth Theatre With SPRING AWAKENING
by Gianluca Russo - Jun 3, 2016

Looking back, I owe so much to the theatrical opportunities presented to me in high school. Not only was my school's theatre program educational and entertaining, but it opened up a new door in my life and sparked my love for what now has started to become my career. Among these experiences was performing in a production of the beloved classic West Side Story with C-R Productions. Though only my first production with the group, I cherished every moment of working alongside these incredibly talented performers who made each rehearsal an amazing experience. (more...)

ANNIE, ELF & More Set for 2016-17 Fox Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Olympia Entertainment has announced an array of theatrical and musical experiences to headline the 2016-2017 Fox Theatre Series; featuring some of musical theater's most enduring titles, as well as an incredible holiday show lineup and award-winning productions making their Fox Theatre debut. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at Little Radical Theatrics
by Kathryn Kitt - Jun 2, 2016

I had the pleasure of seeing'Rent' a few weeks ago, presented by the Little Radical Theatrics in Yonkers, NY.  This particular production commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Broadway production of Rent and truly demonstrated that the subject matter is as relevant today as it was in 1996. (more...)

FOOD HISTORY Explores Relationship Between people and Food
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Food History, a visually beautiful book that explains how the relationship between food and human beings has evolved throughout history, is currently live on Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse to Present FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, presents the return of one of the most successful musicals in playhouse's 66-year history, Forever Plaid, running from June 17 through July 3. This all-new production is directed and choreographed by Christine O'Grady, who choreographed Totem Pole's critically-acclaimed production, Shenandoah, last season and audience favorite, Godspell, the previous summer. Ms. O'Grady has cast four current students from the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM), Louis Griffin, Derek Kastner, Stavros Koumbaros, and Gabe Wrobel as the 'Four Plaids' - a four-part close harmony singing group in the tradition of the Four Freshman, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, and the Hi-Lo's. The show features over 20 hit songs from the 1950s including such classics as: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Heart and Soul," "Moments to Remember," "Perfidia," and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." The show, which is being produced by Theatre A Go-Go, Inc., is sponsored by Edward Jones and Richards Orthopaedic Center. Franklin County Visitors Bureau serves as the sponsor for the 2016 season. (more...)

Greg Hicks Returns to the Arcola Theatre in Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

An acclaimed new production of Leo Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA, adapted by Nancy Harris and starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks, will transfer to Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 July. Press night is Monday 11 July at 7.30pm. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/8; OLIVER! in Cape Cod, DANGEROUS DREAMS TOUR in DC and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include OLIVER! at Cape Cod, DANGEROUS DREAMS TOUR in DC, and highlights of LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2016, just to name a few. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Play Belrose Theater in San Rafael
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, a comedy by Kenneth Lonergan, opens 2016 for Marin Onstage in San Rafael.  The play runs from January 15 to January 30 at the Belrose Theater with performances on Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and matinees on Saturday January 23 and 30 at 2pm.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.marinonstage.org or at the door.  Ticket prices are $20 for General, $18 for Seniors, $15 for Students.  The play contains adult language and situations and is not recommended for children under 17. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Marin Onstage's 2016 Season in San Rafael
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, a comedy by Kenneth Lonergan, opens 2016 for Marin Onstage in San Rafael. The play runs from January 15 to January 30 at the Belrose Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Blends Realism, Romanticism at Dr. Phillips Center
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 6, 2016

There is something both familiar and jarring about the brand new North American tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, running at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, January 10th. While the beloved musical about a nun turned governess still has all of the iconic songs by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics), including 'My Favorite Things,' 'Do-Re-Mi (complete with solfege hand signs),' and the title song, this production focuses more intently on the real-world danger that the Trapp family faced leading up to the outbreak of World War II. (more...)

Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE to Play Coal Mine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER'S TALE will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

Loft Ensemble Presents AEROPLANE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

After a successful weekend of previews, Loft Ensemble is excited to open our newest world premiere this Saturday. The Aeroplane is a world premiere drama written and directed by Mitch Rosander that deals head on with the issues of addiction, recovery, and self-identity. (more...)

Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

This fall, Lincoln Center Theater will join forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos back to Broadway, it was announced today. Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29 and open on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Lapine will return to helm the production. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Wrestle with Love and Hate in a Modern-Day World
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 24, 2016

In director Damaso Rodriguez's version of ROMEO AND JULIET, a group of actors gathers to put on the play in a graffiti-covered alley. A pair of dumpsters, two wooden pallets, and a movable iron ladder makes up the bulk of the set pieces. Everything is covered in spray paint and decay. (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 15, 2016

If as Oscar Wilde wrote, 'Beauty is a form of genius, indeed a higher form of genius, and needs no explanation,' the Milwaukee Ballet and Michael PInk affirm this statement with a resounding performance of their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on Wilde's late 19th century novella, Pink and his 'dream team,'--Lighting Designer David Grill, Composer Philip Fenney and Costume/Scenic Designer Todd Edward Ivins--sparked magical genius in the first full length ballet staged in the Historic Pabst Theater. Ivins spoke the essence of The Moment When he stated, 'A historic occasion in a historic theater.' (more...)

OK Go Premieres New Video 'Upside Down & Inside Out', Shot in Zero Gravity
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

OK Go is celebrating its 10th year of making pioneering music videos by unveiling its most ambitious clip yet. 'Upside Down & Inside Out' - which premiered today on 'Good Morning America' (more...)

BWW Interview: Daniel Patrick Smith of ELF! THE MUSICAL at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 3, 2015

On Monday, I caught up with Daniel Patrick Smith, who plays Buddy in the national tour of ELF. Daniel had just arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for a one-week stop on the show's brief holiday tour. A proud 8-year New York City veteran performer (and graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School), Daniel spoke about stepping into Will Ferrell's iconic shoes, being away from home over the holidays, and his joy of improvising every night onstage. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre to Present TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Capping off the final main­stage show of Fells Point Corner Theatre's sizzling 2015­2016 Season (#FIREintheHOUSE) is a moving and deeply compelling drama by Donald Margulies. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and Director
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

Barrtlett Sher and Adam Guettel made their Broadway debuts with this complex romantic musical. (more...)

Patricia Gucci Pens Memoir, IN THE NAME OF GUCCI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir, by Patricia Gucci (Crown Archetype: May 10) is the first book written by a direct descendant of Guccio Gucci—Patricia's grandfather and the company's founder.  It chronicles her life as the secret love child of Aldo Gucci and Bruna—the woman he fell in love with when she was just eighteen.  Woven throughout the book is the relationship between Aldo and Patricia Gucci, the first woman in the family to be elected to the Gucci board of directors and his sole universal heir. (more...)

Explosions in the Sky Announce Additional 'Wilderness World' Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Fresh off the release of the band's sixth album, The Wilderness, Explosions in the Sky confirm additional dates for their juggernaut headlining tour through Europe and North America. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Met's New ELEKTRA Has the Cast and Conductor--But Where's the Catharsis?
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2016

The Met's new production of Richard Strauss's ELEKTRA is something to behold, with Vincent Huguet recreating the original by the late Patrice Chereau from France's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Starring the glorious Nina Stemme in the title role--and backed by the stellar performances of Waltraud Meier as Klytamnestra, Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis and Eric Owens as Orest--this is a cast that would be hard to better. Add to it conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's insightful, propulsive performance with the great Met orchestra. And, yet, there was…something missing: catharsis--no burst of rapture and the urge to jump up and applaud. (more...)

Happenstance Theater's BrouHaHa Set for Baltimore Theatre Project May 5-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

BrouHaHa: A state of social agitation when a minor incident gets out of control. Typically, it is marked by controversy and fuss that can seem, afterwards, irrational. (more...)

BWW Review: Fever Dream: STREETCAR at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 18, 2016

We in the audience are continually torn between cheering the gumption and the desire behind Blanche's lies and being appalled at the human cost the lies inflict, not least on the teller of them. (more...)

Explosions in the Sky Unveil Special Visual Collaboration Project 'Scenes From the Wilderness'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

On what is proving to be a whirlwind release day, Explosions in the Sky ardently unveil a surprise aural and visual art collaboration, Scenes from the Wilderness. (more...)

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