Pitt Research Yields Insight into the Mystery of Smell
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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Cacophony Daniels to Go UNDER THE 'C' with Howard Ashman at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On May 8, 2015, renown #QueenOfScrelt Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will premiere 'Under the C,' a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2016/17 Season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Beto O'Byrne, Ming Peiffer, and Francis Weiss Rabkin and the directors are Danny Sharron, Stevie Walker-Webb, and Mo Zhou. (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

My Real Games Announces New Title Drop for May
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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JaNeen Dancy Pens THE ANATOMY OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Examining the physical structure and function of the human heart in order to reveal invisible truths of the spiritual heart, 'The Anatomy of The Heart: The Physical Phenomenon of Spiritual Transformation' (published by WestBow Press) provides an illustration of God's design and desire for humanity to have a heart for him. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. (more...)

FX to Air WAYWARD PINES Season One Marathon in Advance of Season 2 Premiere on FOX
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

In advance of the “WAYWARD PINES” Season Two premiere, catch up with a Season One 10-hour marathon on Satruday, May 21, 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM ET/PT on FX Network. (more...)

Cacophony Daniels to Bring Tribute to Howard Ashman to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On June 10, 2016, reknowned #QueenOfScrelt Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all. Directed by Jonathan Hadley, with music direction by Kyle Branzel, 'Under the 'C' honors the recent 25th anniversary of Howard Ashman's death from AIDS-related complications. (more...)

NBC Cancels Debra Messing's MYSTERIES OF LAURA
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Debra Messing took to Twitter over the weekend to reveal that NBC has cancelled her drama series The Mysteries OF LAURA after two seasons on the air. (more...)

BWW Review: I AND YOU Tugs at Hearts at Stages Repertory
by Alexander Garza - May 16, 2016

Anthony unexpectedly appears in his classmate's room to seek her help in completing a project, the night before it is due. Through an emotionally tumultuous journey, they delve into The Mysteries of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass", unaware that something deeper has brought them together. I AND YOU won the 2014 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award and was a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist. The play, directed by Seth Gordon and starring Melissa Molano and Mateo Mpindzi-Mott, is making its regional premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre and will close May 22. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

BWW Review: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Speaks to our Hearts and our Arts at Eternity Playhouse
by Brodie Paparella - May 16, 2016

If there is anything an audience can relate to in contemporary theatre, it is the concept of struggling to forge ahead with one's own individual passions whilst navigating the traditions of the past and the expectations of those who, having grown up in more desperate times, had only such traditions to survive by. Where parents fought to give their children a better life, but don't know how to handle it when they start to take such opportunities. My Name is Asher Lev turns up the dial hard on this theme by setting such conflict in the home of an observant Torah Jewish family, wherein the titular character is awakened with a prodigal gift for art. In his father's mind, this gift is from the devil. So Asher's narrative plays out as the ultimate declaration of independence from family, from community, but not perhaps from faith. (more...)

The Flea Extends Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Flea Thetaer announces a 2nd extension of WOLF IN THE RIVER, an impressionistic glimpse into the poetry of broken people. Written and directed by Adam Rapp and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, performances will now run through June 6. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder The Mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. (more...)

Scoop: STITCHERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Get all the scoop on STITCHERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, May 24, 2016! (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Erika Rolfsrud & More to Join Robert Cuccioli in MAGICAL THINKING Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

ERIKA ROLFSRUD Joins ROBERT CUCCIOLI & B'way Veterans Mimi Turque & Kristie Dale Sanders in MAGICAL THINKING, by Carrie Robbins for 29th Street Playwrights Collective's NEW WORKS SERIES (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Open Mainstage Season with SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, 4/28-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company brings Michael John LaChiusa's mysterious See What I Wanna See to life this Spring as its Mainstage Production. This intriguing musical is set to run April 28-May 15 at the Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street. The official opening night is Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $11-$40 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone at 267-987-9865. (more...)

Norman Ivory Launches THE RABBIT ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Author Norman Ivory says his book, 'The Rabbit on the Roof: Man's Spiritual Life - A Discovery Adventure' (published by Balboa Press AU), shows that The Mysteries of life are ordinary, transparent, accessible and understandable, and the book examines mankind's relationship to spirit and God, where mankind came from, where mankind is now and where mankind's destiny will lead. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 3, 2016
by - Apr 3, 2016

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

National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

National Geographic Channel announced today that it will go straight to series with the first scripted series in the history of the network, the global anthology GENIUS from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

WAM Theatre Sets Cast for PHOTOGRAPH 51 Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the second in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, directed by Kelly Galvin. The reading will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

National Geographic Orders First Scripted Series GENIUS; Ron Howard to Direct
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

National Geographic Channel announced today that it will go straight to series with the first scripted series in the history of the network, the global anthology GENIUS from FOX 21 Television Studios ('Homeland,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'), Imagine Television ('24,' 'Empire'), OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow. The straight-to-series order will mark the first scripted series for the network, and Academy Award winner Ron Howard will direct the first episode. Each season of the anthology will dramatize the fascinating stories of the world's most brilliant innovators. The announcement was made by National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe and EVP of Scripted Development and Production Carolyn Bernstein, along with President of FOX 21 Television Studios Bert Salke. (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at The Yard and National Theatre, Beyond Caring tours this June and July to a series of unusual and original performance spaces. Devised and directed by Alexander Zeldin, the production plays in a found space within Birmingham REP, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, HOME Manchester and a single performance at Theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg. James Doherty joins the cast with Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Kristin Hutchinson and Victoria Moseley all reprising their roles. In addition to the performances, in every city the company will be taking workshops and debate off-site into spaces belonging to communities affected by issues in the play. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016. (more...)

Freeform Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Freeform announces its May 2016 Programming Highlights. *All programming subject to change* (more...)

Dave Eastman Releases Second Novel, SILVER SOLDIERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Join a group of retired Special Forces veterans as they take on a sinister government conspiracy to ensure that Great Britain remains free. Confronted by brainwashed policemen, a psychotic detective and an evil mastermind named Margaret Thatcher (no relation,) these Silver Soldiers must do everything in their power to save the country they love. Aspiring independent author Dave Eastman has released his second novel, Silver Soldiers, a science fiction thriller set in a dystopian near future Great Britain. Following the success of his debut novel in 2015, Realmborn, which was well received both on the Amazon marketplace and on Goodreads.com, Silver Soldiers aspires to be an enjoyable read for all. Reviewers have so far said, 'Silver Soldiers is a cracking read and extremely good fun...action, humour, suspense, anguish, and an incredibly enjoyable ensemble of characters' and 'A thrilling and fast paced novel that I did not want to put down!' Silver Soldiers tells the story of Campbell Ellis, a retired Special Forces veteran, who finds himself thrust into the battles against a mind-control conspiracy being led by the head of the National Police Service. Campbell's grandson has unwittingly joined the fight and Campbell must recruit his former comrades to help keep the young man alive. Now available on Amazon Silver Soldiers is described by its author as 'nothing that will change your life or make you a better person or reveal The Mysteries of the universe to you, but it will keep you very entertained for a few hours.' Eastman, a resident of the Isle of Wight, features the island in this novel, as well as the city that is his first love, London. A former conference and events manager, he now devotes his time to writing (his third novel, a science fiction action film in book format, is due out soon), raising his two sons and playing his guitar for anyone who will listen. The author is available for interviews, comments for just to chat on: dave@daveeastmanauthor.com Get in touch with the author: Web: www.daveeastmanauthor.com Email: dave@daveeastmanauthor.com Twitter: @deastmanauthor (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, presents the line up for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. Running May 17-20 at 7pm, The Realm will present staged readings of new work by 2015-16 Writing Fellows Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. INK'D exemplifies The Realm's ever-expanding commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

NYTW's 2016-17 Season Will Include Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo-Led OTHELLO & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) has just announced its complete 2016/17 Season. The season will kick-off in Fall 2016 with NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM by NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis(Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea), directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (The Convert). It is followed by the previously announced production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO, directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) and featuring David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company's The Histories, Selma) in the title role and Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Spectre) as 'Iago', in Winter 2016. Spring 2017 will bring THE OBJECT LESSON, by Geoff Sobelle (all wear bowlers), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect David Neumann (Restless Eye), with scenic installation by Steven Dufala. The season will conclude with NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory, directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (The Mysteries). Performance schedules, casting and full creative teams will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Final Four Episodes of Award-Winning Web Series HE'S WITH ME to Air 4/25
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Monday Morning Productions in association with Actorman Entertainment is announcing more guest stars to be featured in the release of the final four episodes of HE'S WITH ME on Monday, April 25th. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Due to the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will celebrate Opening Night and Press Night on Tuesday, May 24. Previews begin on May 17 and performances continue through June 26 at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW).  (more...)

Maulik Pancholy & Peter Gadiot to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Next at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), stage and screen actors Maulik Pancholy (Weeds, 30 Rock) and Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) will be seen playing Katherina and Petruchio respectively in Ed Sylvanus Iskandar's bold new interpretation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Iskandar, known for his striking and immersive directorial style, completes STC's 2015-2016 season with this production, playing in Sidney Harman Hall from May 17 to June 26, 2016. (more...)

The Legion Invades World of Warcraft August 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

An epic new version of Shakespeare's King Lear plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 19 to 28 May, commemorating 400 years since the playwright's death. A co-production between Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and in association with The REP, King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe itself. (more...)

SIR CENTURY AND THE STARLING DARLING to Play UNDER St. Marks, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present one night only engagement of SIR CENTURY AND THE STARLING DARLING written by Eisley Constantine AKA Sir Century and directed by Took Edalow. The show will be presented on Monday, May 23 at 6pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A). Tickets ($12) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.  (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz; The Legend of New York By Salzman & Cunningham Featuring Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes; Donna McKechnie: A Visit with Kander & Ebb; 54 Celebrates The Colonial Theatre; and The Girls in White: Songs from the Show. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

New Stand-up Comedy Show Sees Rob van Vuuren's Take On LIFE at the Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

LIFE, directed by Tara Notcutt, is the new stand-up comedy show from multi-award winning comedian Rob van Vuuren that will run at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from the 3 to 28 May 2016. (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...)

Wharton Center Announces 2016-2017 Season Including Sutton Foster, WICKED and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

 Wharton Center announces its 2016-2017 presentations - a season that Executive Director Mike Brand calls, "...an amazing lineup of firsts, favorites and homecomings." The season features eight incredible Broadway smash hits in the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center series, including the return of the most requested production in Wharton Center's history - the ever-"Popular" WICKED, flying into East Lansing for the fourth time. Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, Wicked is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times). (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Lead THE GIRLS IN WHITE Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Girls in White: Songs from the Show on Friday, April 22, 2016. Set in post-depression era Texas, The Girls in White is inspired by a true story about a group of incarcerated women who form a band and become an overnight sesantion through a prison-based radio program. In their newfound fame, they dream of being pardoned and set free. A story of hope and redemption, The Girls in White is 'Chicago' meets 'Orange is the New Black' with a country twang. (more...)

'Under A Blue Moon': A True And Humorous Story Of One Woman's Spiritual Journey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

SHARON, Vt., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ An unexpected invitation to a hidden world concealing ancient wisdom prompted Isabella Oehry to set out on a year-long journey. She discovered truths, which at first sight appeared unbelievable. Her former understanding of people, plants, animals, earththe entire universesuddenly no longer applied. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU Comes to Stages Repertory Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Seth Gordon, Associate Artistic Director of Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and director of past Stages productions The Whipping Man, The Spiritualist and The Unexpected Man, returns to Stages Repertory Theatre to direct the Regional Premiere of Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU, running May 4 - 22, 2016. (more...)

Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance Join Forces to Foster a New Era of Sustainable Commercialization in Low Earth Orbit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

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