First Look: Idina Menzel Set for New Episodes of PBS Kids' ARTHUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

The new ARTHUR episode features special guest star Idina Menzel (Broadway's WICKED, IF/THEN) as a caring therapist named Dr. Paula. (more...)

BWW Interviews - Alan Alda Talks New PBS Series BRAINS ON TRIAL
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 4, 2013

The multi-talented actor spoke exclusively to BWW about the unique new PBS series, his love of science and the possibilty of a M*A*S*H reunion. (more...)

Lake Dillon Theatre Co.'s THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT Continues Through 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

THE LAKE DILLON THEATRE COMPANY presents THE OWL AND THE PUSSCAT, a romantic comedy by Bill Manhoff. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents: HANSEL & GRETEL, A Reimagined Classic for All Ages, 10/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University proudly presents HANSEL & GRETEL, by Moses Goldberg and directed by Ann Wakefield, as the first production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. This production opens Saturday, October 12, and runs through Saturday, November 16, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 2 PM. A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on October 27. There will be no Saturday performance on October 26. Friday performances are on November 1 and 15(10 AM). (more...)

SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER Opens Tonight at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Seascape with Sharks and Dancer by Don Nigro will open at 13th Street Repertory (50 West 13th Street) tonight, September 2nd, and continue to play on September 3rd, 10th and 11th. Directed by Paul Purvine, the cast features Leila McCann and Zachery Gamble. (more...)

Father Christmas / Lyric Hammersmith / 22 November 2013 - 04 January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

This winter, Barry McCarthy (King Lear, Almeida; Notes on a Scandal; Fox Searchlight) reprises his role as Father Christmas in the Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles sell-out smash hit. This first ever stage adaptation of the festive classic by eminent children's author Raymond Briggs returns to the Lyric studio for an extended run. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents: HANSEL & GRETEL, A Reimagined Classic for All Ages, 10/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University proudly presents HANSEL & GRETEL, by Moses Goldberg and directed by Ann Wakefield, as the first production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. This production opens Today, October 12, and runs through Today, November 16, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, and Todays at 2 PM. A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on October 27. There will be no Today performance on October 26. Friday performances are on November 1 and 15(10 AM). (more...)

EGOT Winner Rita Moreno Opens Up About Her Most 'Humiliating' Audition
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Even EGOT winners don't have a perfect track record in the audition room. (more...)

FATHER CHRISTMAS Opens Tonight at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

This winter, Barry McCarthy (King Lear, Almeida; Notes on a Scandal; Fox Searchlight) reprises his role as Father Christmas in the Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles sell-out smash hit. This first ever stage adaptation of the festive classic by eminent children's author Raymond Briggs returns to the Lyric studio for an extended run. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents: HANSEL & GRETEL, A Reimagined Classic for All Ages, 10/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University proudly presents HANSEL & GRETEL, by Moses Goldberg and directed by Ann Wakefield, as the first production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. This production opens Today, October 12, and runs through Today, November 16, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, and Todays at 2 PM. A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on October 27. There will be no Today performance on October 26. Friday performances are on November 1 and 15(10 AM). (more...)

VIDEO: Remembering Composer Michael Leonard's THE YEARLING With Three Barbra Streisand Recordings
by Michael Dale - Nov 12, 2015

While THE YEARLING was short-lived on Broadway, Barbra Streisand turned in classic performances of three of the score's songs. (more...)

Alan Alda to Guest Star on NBC's THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Access Hollywood reports that Alan Alda will guest-star on an upcoming episode of NBC's hit freshman drama THE BLACKLIST. (more...)

getTV Goes Back In Time With 'The Year Was' Block Celebrating 1939, 1948, 1954, 1963 And 1970, Respectively, Every Tuesday In June At 7 P.M. ET
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

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The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce 2015 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors - formerly called The California High School Musical Honors - announced today the 2015 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, June 1, 2015 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Wallis to Honor Mike Nichols with Tribute Panel & Film Screenings, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The iconic work of director Mike Nichols (1931-2014), adored by audiences and critics alike for such films as The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Angels in America, will be celebrated on Sat, March 12 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with a one-day tribute that highlights two of his award-winning classic films and a panel featuring friends and colleagues of the late filmmaker. One of few individuals to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy Award, Nichols achieved landmark status on Broadway and in Hollywood from the 1950s through 2014, the year he passed away. Screenwriter Buck Henry (Catch-22, The Graduate) and producer Lawrence Turman (The Graduate) will be joined by Vanity Fair editor Sam Kashner to reminisce, share stories and discuss the impact the legendary stage and screen director had on their lives and work (additional panelists to be announced). The panel, moderated by Pete Hammond, takes place on the stage of Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis between screenings. Admission to the panel discussion is free and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

THE GRUFFALO Returning to Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

This July everyone's favourite furry monster roars back into the West End in celebration of his 15th anniversary on stage! Tall Stories' smash hit production of The Gruffalo, which first opened on the 12 May 2001, 18 months after the book was first published, returns to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue by popular demand from 6 July until 4 September 2016, forming a huge part of this summer's West End calendar. (more...)

WPPAC to Welcome Comedian Robert Klein, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce that Robert Klein will present an evening of comedy to benefit the White Plains theatre on Saturday, March 12. (more...)

Alan Alda to Star in Film Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' THE LONGEST RIDE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Alan Alda has signed on to star in the big screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks bestselling novel THE LONGEST RIDE. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Tops Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

A panel of nationally recognized judges, including Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winner, Rita Moreno; choreographer and Broadway dancer Michael Balderrama; director Michael Donovan; and producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara, announced the 2015 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors - formerly called The California High School Musical Honors - at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Children's Musical Theater San Jose and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, this yearly regional awards competition recognizes outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre in the greater California region. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon will join the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater Sets Annual Children's Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?Each year Princeton Summer Theater produces affordable family entertainment through our annual Children's Show. We create these productions to engage every member of the audience, from the youngest children to the adults accompanying them. (more...)

New Jersey SUMMER STAGES for Great Theatre and Music
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 20, 2016

The Garden State offers great theatre and music in the metro area. Check out some of our suggestions and visit each venue's web site for more information. (more...)

The Triad/Stage72 to Present Ron Stroman's SIKOFITALL GUDTYME TOUR, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

On Friday, July 12th at 9:00pm Actor/Singer/Writer Ron Stroman will perform Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour (a spanking) at The Triad/Stage72, 158 West 72nd Street. Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour (pronounced: "Sick of it all goodtime tour") (a spanking) is fifth in Stroman's one-man show series, which includes: The Serpent's Sermon; The Bastard Love Child of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben; Welcome to My Momentum and The Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour, part one. (more...)

FST to Celebrate Songs of Sammy Cahn This Summer with COME FLY WITH ME!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The legendary lyrical talent of Sammy Cahn takes center stage in FST's first Summer Cabaret production, "Come Fly With Me!" The Sammy Cahn Songbook. With lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Jule Styne & Jimmy Van Heusen, this dynamic cast of four will perform from June 14 through July 17 in the John C. Court Cabaret. Subscriptions are available for $39 and may be purchased online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by phone at 941-366-9000. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) will welcome Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon for the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, tonight, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

5pound Theatre Presents Two Encore Performances of 2SHORT RUSSIANS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

5pound theatre presents two encore performances of 2SHORT RUSSIANS... today June 13 and the 14th. (more...)

5pound Theatre Announces Two Encore Performances of 2SHORT RUSSIANS, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

5pound theatre are excited to announce two encore performances of 2SHORT RUSSIANS... June 13 and 14. 2SHORT RUSSIANS is the presentation of two short Russian plays: Anton Chekhov's classic THE BEAR, and VODKA, FUCKING AND TELEVISION by a master of the Russian New Wave, Maksym Kurochkin. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Honored as 'Star Of The Decade' at 1970 Tony Awards
by Michael Dale - Jun 1, 2016

This year Barbra Streisand will appear on the Tony Award telecast for the first time since winning a special honor. (more...)

Theater Simple to Present THE ADVENTURES OF OWL & PUSSYCAT, Beg. 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

theater simple presents The Adventures of OWL & PUSSYCAT, a ricochet off Edward Lear ~ their FIFTH theatrical park adventure created for parks and gardens in King County. theater simple returns with wit, puns a rolling pea-green boat and a ukelele ~ The Adventures of Owl and Pussycat illuminate the adventures of love, as well as a love of adventure for Owl & his amour, Pussycat. Fur, feathers, and puns will fly. (Pigs will not.) Hijinks ensue! - Guaranteed. (more...)

Theater Simple Opens THE ADVENTURES OF OWL & PUSSYCAT Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

theater simple presents The Adventures of OWL & PUSSYCAT, a ricochet off Edward Lear ~ their FIFTH theatrical park adventure created for parks and gardens in King County. theater simple returns with wit, puns a rolling pea-green boat and a ukelele ~ The Adventures of Owl and Pussycat illuminate the adventures of love, as well as a love of adventure for Owl & his amour, Pussycat. Fur, feathers, and puns will fly. (Pigs will not.) Hijinks ensue! - Guaranteed. (more...)

The Old Laundry Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, announces its exciting and diverse Autumn season including GRIFF RHYS JONES' first solo comedy tour with his brand new show Jones And Smith. ALAN AYCKBOURN directs the first major revival of his classic comedy Henceforward. And, as part of Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary year, The Old Laundry Theatre presents a new adaptation of Eric Pringle's insightful play Meeting Bea. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PURGATORIO - A Story of Feeling and Reflection
by Brett Considine - Jul 25, 2014

Purgatorio is a dark story depicting some of the contradictions of love. Presented by 5Pound theatre and Attic Erratic, this show will shock and confront and in the process deliver an emotional theatre experience like few others. (more...)

Washington D.C. Festival Celebrating Dutch Composer Louis Andriessen Set for April 6-13, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Today, five Washington, D.C. area organizations, including The Atlas Performing Arts Center, Great Noise Ensemble, National Gallery of Art, Strathmore, and Shenandoah Conservatory, announce Andriessen 75, a week-long festival from April 6-13, 2014, celebrating the music of the beloved Dutch composer Louis Andriessen on the occasion of his 75th birthday. (more...)

Comedian Robert Klein to Headline The Colonial Theatre, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Tony and Grammy Award-nominated comedian, Robert Klein, with special guest Scott Blakeman, at The Colonial Theatre on Saturday, August 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Amy Ryan to Join Tom Hanks & Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller; Billy Magnussen & Alan Alda in Talks
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

According to Deadline, Amy Ryan has signed on to join Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, hitting theaters on Oct. 6, 2015. In addition, the report notes that Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen, and Eve Hewson are nearing deals to board the film (more...)

Rita Moreno to be Honored with 2013 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Groundbreaking actor, singer, dancer, author and educator Rita Moreno has been named the 50th recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute - the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

Robert Klein to Bring Evening of Comedy & Music to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Legendary actor, comedian and singer Robert Klein will present an evening of comedy and music at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Wednesday, October 19 (7 p.m.) and Thursday, October 20 (8 p.m.). (more...)

The Triad/Stage72 Presents Ron Stroman's SIKOFITALL GUDTYME TOUR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Tonight, July 12th at 9:00pm Actor/Singer/Writer Ron Stroman will perform Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour (a spanking) at The Triad/Stage72, 158 West 72nd Street. Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour (pronounced: 'Sick of it all goodtime tour') (a spanking) is fifth in Stroman's one-man show series, which includes: The Serpent's Sermon; The Bastard Love Child of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben; Welcome to My Momentum and The Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour, part one. (more...)

Mergatroyd Productions in Association with Midtown International Theater Festival Presents the World Premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man in a play about wanting somebody wrong who just might be right. JULIA & BUDDY - A romantic comedy at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Jewel Box Theater at the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York NY (more...)

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT Begins 1/26 at Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Joseph Spinelli and Leila Mc Cann star in Bill Manhoff's vintage Broadway comedy The Owl and the Pussycat beginning at Producers Club (358 W. 44th Street) on January 26th. Tyler Onassis directs. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 28, 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: SOJOURNERS and 'RED PAVILIONS' open off-Broadway! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 28, 2015

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: WICKED welcomes a new 'Elphaba' on tour, THE HARD PROBLEM opens in London, Billy Porter performs at Lincoln Center and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Interracial Relationships Get a Sharply Satirical Treatment in Lydia Diamond's SMART PEOPLE
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2016

Kenny Leon's slick production of Diamond's clever riff on racial communication features a terrific cast. (more...)

Mockingbird Theatre to Present THE JUDAS KISS, 3/15-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Judas Kiss is David Hare's poignant and moving portrait of Oscar Wilde's one-sided love for Lord Alfred Douglas - a love which proved to be his salvation and destroyer alike. Season: March 15 - March 22, 2014 - 8 PERFORMANCES ONLY. BOOK NOW (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 19, 2014

For Day 7 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video finds,' we present Carol Burnett and Alan Alda. They both boast Broadway pedigrees. (more...)

First Look: Idina Menzel Set for New Episodes of PBS Kids' ARTHUR
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The new ARTHUR episode features special guest star Idina Menzel (Broadway's WICKED, IF/THEN) as a caring therapist named Dr. Paula. (more...)

Photo Flash: Funny Girls! Lady Gaga Poses with Barbra Streisand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Lady Gaga seems to be preparing her best Barbra Streisand look- and learning from the master. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbra Streisand Chills With House Guests Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld reported that Lady Gaga had posted a photo of herself posing in Fanny Brice fashion with Barbra Streisand. Now, we've procured a part two to the story. Babs herself posted a photo to Facebook this afternoon, featuring a group of A-listers including Gaga, plus GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY producer Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and James Brolin. (more...)

SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER Opens 9/2 at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Seascape with Sharks and Dancer by Don Nigro will open at 13th Street Repertory (50 West 13th Street) on September 2nd and continue to play on September 3rd, 10th and 11th. Directed by Paul Purvine, the cast features Leila McCann and Zachery Gamble. (more...)

Comedian Robert Klein Headlines The Colonial Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Tony and Grammy Award-nominated comedian, Robert Klein, with special guest Scott Blakeman, at The Colonial Theatre tonight, August 1 at 8pm. (more...)

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