Interactive Appisode of DOC MCSTUFFINS: PET VET Now Available on Amazon Freetime Unlimited
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Disney Junior's 'Doc McStuffins: Stuffy and Squibbles' interactive appisode is live now as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon's all-you-can-eat content subscription service for kids available on Fire tablets, including Fire Kids Edition. In the appisode, kids can help Doc diagnose and cure Stuffy's pet Squibbles when he runs low on energy. (more...)

BWW Review: New York Pops Gala Concert Salutes Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Carnegie Hall was filled with musical theatre stars to celebrate the creators of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint
by Tyler Hinton - May 9, 2016

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Compan's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - Costuming The Hairiest Pirate Who Ever Lived
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - May 6, 2016

This week over at the Theatre Institute at Sage, we staged Backbeard's big visit to the tailor shop, where two ostentatious tailors are given the fashion challenge of their lives -- Backbeard, who has been restricted by The Pirate Council to wearing only clothing without color, needs new clothes after his pants rip during his birthday fight. The tailors give him just that, and they send the colorfully-clad pirate on his way with a little pink pig to replace his missing parrot. Challenge accepted and conquered. (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Listings 5/31/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players, directed by Bradley Moore, and Circle Players' Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Jason Lewis. (more...)

Disney Channel Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Disney Channel has announced June 2016 Programming Highlight *All programming subject to change* **Episodes premiere on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel Unless Otherwise Stated (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/24/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - BACKBEARD, Becoming
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - May 23, 2016

We are about to enter our final week of rehearsal for Backbeard: A New Musical at the Theatre Institute at Sage! This Friday, we will begin technical rehearsals for the show, and we open for school groups next Wednesday, June 1st. It will be an exciting last week as the final details are hammered out and we finally see the results of our efforts come to fruition.  (more...)

Claude-Michel Schönberg Named Visiting Professor at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Claude-Michel Schonberg has been named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.  He will succeed Simon Russell Beale in October 2016. (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects & partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works award to TADA! Youth Theater, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The Art Works category supports the creation of work & presentation of both new & existing work, lifelong learning in the arts & public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, Primary Stages' EXIT STRATEGY & More Win 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 6th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/17/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - BACKBEARD: Artistic Synthesis
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - May 13, 2016

Exciting things are happening with Backbeard here at the Theatre Institute at Sage! This past week, as we've finished staging the piece and other creative elements have started surfacing in rehearsal, has been an exciting reminder of how many different mediums of art are synthesized in the creation and construction of theatrical work. Musical theatre itself is an amalgamation of several different art forms, and all of these forms must be cohesively unified in the construction of a musical theatre piece. Backbeard, which was birthed from a brilliantly illustrated book series by Matthew McElligott, has been a constant reminder of how many different types of artists with their respective mediums of art must be engaged with the piece in order to ensure its faithfulness to McElligott's illustrations while still catering to the tried-and-true guidelines of theatrical work. (more...)

The Hole in the Wall Theater to Present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present Gilbert & Sullivan's classical masterpiece, The Pirates of Penzance, as its' fifth show of the 2015-2016 season.  Performances run Fridays & Saturdays May 20th  through June 11th  at 8:00pm with two Sunday matinees on May 22nd and June 5th  at 2:00pm.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Daniel Gorham of RAGTIME - THE MUSICAL at Wolf Trap
by Emma Kouguell - Jun 6, 2016

From Thursday, June 9 to Saturday, June 11, Washington DC Metro Area audiences will get to experience the magic of Ragtime - The Musical at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia. Making this production even more special to the DC Metro Area, one of the cast members, Daniel Gorham, is a native to Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Gorham comes from a background in opera and vocal performance and has been making the transition to musical theater. Ragtime - The Musical is Gorham's first national tour, and he is part of the show's ensemble and has also covered the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. I recently spoke with Daniel about his shift to musical theater, the Ragtime experience, and his future career plans. (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Shoots for the Stars & the Moon!
by Leanne Marsland - Jun 6, 2016

A great buzz amongst the audience as the Loft Theatre at Melbourne's wonderful Chapel Off Chapel fills for opening night of "a very rare beast" in Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, Songs For A New World. Blue Saint Productions has brought a wonderful piece to the stage filled to the brim and overflowing with talent! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Stiller, Lois Smith, Alex Timbers and More Attend 2016 OBA Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals, presented the 6th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards on June 21st at Sardi's, honoring outstanding achievement in Off Broadway theatre for the 2015 - 2016 season. Honorees were on hand to receive their awards and Anne Jackson & Eli Wallach, Anne Meara, and Elizabeth Swados were posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Julie James & More Set for RETREAT TO BROADWAY & FRIENDS Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A "Retreat to Broadway & Friends" concert featuring five Broadway and two Off-Broadway performers is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. For ticket information, visit https://54below.com/events/retreat-broadway-friends/.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's The PirateS OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

BWW Review: A Delightful Dive into THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Jun 20, 2016

Ethan Slater offers a star-making turn as everyone's favorite Sponge. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

TDF to Receive 5th Annual Friend of Off-Broadway Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals, will bestow its 5th annual Friend of Off Broadway Award to Julian Christenberry, Director of Ticket Programs for the Theatre Development Fund. (more...)

Michelle Dawson, Sean Hayden & More to Star in MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Center Stage Jackson's 2016-17 Season to Include 'FIDDLER,' SHREK & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Center Stage Jackson has announced its 2016-2017 season. (more...)

TADA! to Present ADVENTURES FROM EZRA JACK KEATS: SKATES and MAGGIE & THE PIRATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the birth of trailblazing author, Brooklynite & pioneer in American children's literature, EZRA JACK KEATS (1916-1983), the Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will present ADVENTURES FROM EZRA JACK KEATS: SKATES and MAGGIE & The Pirate, original Off-Broadway musicals, performed by the talented kids from TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble, for kids of all ages. With book & lyrics by WINNIE HOLZMAN & music by DAVID EVANS, SKATES and MAGGIE & The Pirate opens on July 9th & runs through August 4th at TADA!  15 West 28th Street.   (more...)

AFTER HOURS AT ROSIE'S PUB Opens This Month at Brelby Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is unveiling the world premiere of After Hours at Rosie's Pub, a script created by the seven women of the Brelby ensemble. The 2016 Brelby Women's Writer's Circle, comprised of Shelby Maticic, Megan O'Connor, Carolyn McBurney, Jessie Tully, Mia Passarella, Melody Chrispen and April Rideout, spent several months designing a unique world and creating the original storyline that includes numerous songs and dance numbers. This show is the final performance at Brelby's current studio, before they transition to their new home in Catlin Court. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/6/16- Claude-Michel Schonberg
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Claude-Michel Schonberg! Schonberg is best known for his collaborations with the lyricist Alain Boublil. Thier stage musical version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, which opened at the Palais de Sports in Paris in 1980, opened to acclaim in London in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987. In 1989, their success continued with the musical Miss Saigon, which starred Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce. Schonberg's next project with Boublil was The Pirate Queen, a musical about the 16th century Irish pirate, chieftain and adventuress Grace O'Malley, which opened on Broadway on April 5 2007. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company's Annual Workshop Readings Set for 7/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 12 and conclude in public readings of three new plays on July 23 and 24, 2016. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

BWW Blog: Michael Hartung - A Rollicking Band of Pirates We
by Guest Blogger: Michael Hartung - Jul 5, 2016

Welcome, to the inside scoop, the backstage pass, the exclusive source, the tell-all...well you know...everything and anything awesome about PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage Company! We arrrrre in our second week of rehearsals here in Pittsfield, MA, and as your resident Pirate/Policeman (trust me, it gets confusing for me too), it is my DUTY to keep you filled in on all of the trouble we're getting into. Did I say trouble? I mean super serious hard work. (more...)

The Brelby Theatre Company to Present THE OZ CHRONICLES This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is excited to produce the third installment of their 2016 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Parody Posters for freeFall's PIRATES OF PENZANCE (in Space!)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

freeFall once again brings Gilbert and Sullivan to Tampa Bay audiences with a hilarious new adaptation of The PirateS OF PENZANCE opening August 6 and running through September 4. Penzance: the final frontier. These are the voyages of The Pirate ship Tarantula. BroadwayWorld has a look at two parody posters for the show below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE MONKEY AND THE PIRATE at Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

August 10-28 'THE MONKEY AND The Pirate': A monkey, a pirate and a valuable banana treasure all add up to plenty of hilarious fun in this rollicking and rambunctious original show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 21, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's The PirateS OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Swenson, Kyle Dean Massey and More in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's The PirateS OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

freeFall Theatre Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (in space)!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

 freeFall once again brings Gilbert and Sullivan to Tampa Bay audiences with a hilarious new adaptation of The PirateS OF PENZANCE openingAugust 6 and running through September 4. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Today, Les Enfants Terrible's sister company Les Petits Theatre Company have announced that the stage adaptation of David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon will begin a major UK Tour in December 2016. Visiting 30 venues across the UK, the production will receive its world premiere at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne from 13 December 2016 until 7 January 2017. Suitable for children aged three and up, casting for The First Hippo on the Moon will be announced in due course. (more...)

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

M. Scott McLean in association with John Davisi is proud to present FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

CAPTAIN FINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS 2: THE MAGIC CUTLASS To Embark on UK Tour
by Nora Dominick - Aug 23, 2016

Following a highly successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass sets sail on a UK tour. (more...)

The PIRATES OF PENZANCE Sails Into Corona Featuring ROBERT HOYT & LANCE GALGON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

OBCTheater presents the classic Musical Comedy The Pirates of Penzance for one weekend only, August 25 - 28th, 2016. (more...)

Rarael Amaya & More to Host PREMIOS TU MUNDO on TELEMUNDO
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TELEMUNDO has gathered six of the most popular TV personalities in Spanish language television to share hosting duties at the 2016 edition of PREMIOS TU MUNDO (Your World Awards) to be broadcast live on Thursday, August 25th (more...)

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS' Hugh Grant to Receive Zurich Film Fest Icon Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Serving as the Festival's most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Grant on the evening of September 27 at the Corso Cinema. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - Aug 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe. (more...)

Mikhailovsky Ballet Returns to Segerstrom Center with the American Premiere of LE CORSAIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Ballet superstar Ivan Vasiliev returns to perform one of his most acclaimed roles in the American premiere production of Le Corsaire. (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - Backbeard's Birthday Fight
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - Apr 27, 2016

According to page 136, paragraph four, subsection C of The Pirate Handbook, on a pirate's "older-than-ninth birthday," his trusty crew must grant him a fight! That is exactly what happened this week at the Theatre Institute at Sage in our staging of Backbeard's own birthday fight, an exciting 10-pirate quarrel with the hairiest pirate who ever lived at the center of it all.  (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...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Score 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 6th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

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