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Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Review: The Engeman's 1776
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 28, 2016

In seeing the Tony winning Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical 1776, we get an interesting account of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. It is actually uncanny - and kind of funny - how this story still resonates today; petty arguing amongst congress and how divided 'leaders' can be are emphasized in this production. Obviously we've come far since then but, at the same time, it seems not far at all. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jamie LaVerdiere, David Studwell and More in 1776 at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents 1776 now through Sunday, November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening night of 1776 at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776. Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

Dallas Opera To Simulcast MOBY DICK In Dallas And Wichita Falls
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce the fourteenth in a series of free public simulcasts, this time involving a game-changing Dallas Opera production: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's critically acclaimed twenty-first century masterpiece: MOBY-DICK, starring world-renowned helden tenorJay Hunter Morris as Captain Ahab. (more...)

Jamie Laverdiere, David Studwell and More Star in 1776, Starting Tonight at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents 1776. Performances begin tonight, September 22, at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

Improbable Appoints Ben Monks as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Improbable has today announced the appointment of Ben Monks as Executive Director. Monks joins Improbable from his current position as producer for Supporting Wall, having co-founded the company in 2008. Monks will work closely with Artistic Directors Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, as Rachael Williams leaves the company after three years in the position. Joining Improbable in September 2016, Ben Monks will be integral to marking the company's upcoming 21st anniversary year and new programme of work, soon to be announced. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center Premieres EVENSONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) kicks off its 16th season with  the world premiere of Evensong written by Christina Quintana and directed by David Mendizabal. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Central City Opera Features CARMEN, COSI FAN TUTTE and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 to August 6, 2017, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte in repertory, along with Benjamin Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo in shorter runs. Celebrating the company's 85th season, the festival's productions offer a diverse and broad gamut of styles and time periods. (more...)

Boston Ballet Launches 53rd Season With the North American Premiere of LE CORSAIRE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Boston Ballet's 53rd season begins with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška's adventure and romance-filled Le Corsaire, with music by Adolphe Adam, Leo Delibes, Cesare Pugni, Riccardo Drigo, and Prinz von Oldenburg, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. The narrative follows a beautiful maiden, a wealthy aristocrat determined to add her to his harem, and a dashing pirate even more resolved to save her. Based on Marius Petipa's 19th-century classic, Liška's version of Le Corsaire was created for the Bavarian State Ballet in 2007. Liška enlisted the assistance of dance historian Doug Fullington to decipher the choreography from its original Stepanov dance notation, which is housed in Harvard University Library's Theatre Collection. Le Corsaire will run from October 27 to November 6, 2016 at the Boston Opera House. (more...)

Boston Ballet Presents North American Premiere of Ivan Liška's LE CORSAIRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Boston Ballet's 53rd season begins with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška's adventure and romance-filled Le Corsaire, with music by Adolphe Adam, Leo Delibes, Cesare Pugni, Riccardo Drigo, and Prinz von Oldenburg, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. (more...)

Spend Election Eve with ESTP and One of the Great American Comic Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

No Time for Comedy is unlike anything you have ever seen, I feel sure. It is funny and clever - much of the dialogue is of Jane Austen caliber - but it joyfully refuses to go any of the places you think it probably might. It is political, and pointed, but never preachy, except to call attention to the motives of those who would preach. It is at once a parody of a witty Broadway comedy of the nineteen-twenties, -thirties, and -forties, and the apotheosis of it; and a part of it also contains a convincing and fairly furious repudiation of itself. For this 1939 play seems well aware that its very style is about to be subsumed by world conflict… (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents BEERS & BARITONES: A BAR NIGHT WITH THE BARD at Mad Mouse Brewery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) blends beer, Shakespeare's sonnets and opera at "Beers & Baritones: A Bar Night with the Bard," at Mad Mouse Brewery (724 W Maxwell St.) on October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The third annual performance of "Beers & Baritones" will feature Chicago Opera Theater's bass-baritone Zacharias Niedzwiecki and bass Samuel Weiser, along with select performances by Chicago College of Performing Arts students Richard Hatcher and Liz Lengyel. Tickets ($35 to the general public; $30 for subscribers and Opera Underground members) can be purchased online here and includes three beers and appetizers. Mad Mouse Brewery is located inside Moxee's Brewpub, which features barbeque and Cajun cuisine. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Growing Stage is Ideal Family Entertainment
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 2016

Peter and the Starcatcher is based on the bestselling children's book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. This Tony Award-winning show by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, is now showing at the Growing Stage Theater in Netcong through 10/23. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, October 16, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 16, 2016! (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Make West End Debut at the Criterion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is delighted to announce the West End debut of new family musical - Mr Popper's Penguins, which will open at the Criterion Theatre for a magical Christmas season from the 15 December to 31 December. Mr & Mrs Popper and their remarkable family of performing penguin puppets come to London direct from a UK tour and US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, October 16, 2016
by - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 16, 2016! (more...)

DINNER WITH THE TWITS Runs for Just Three More Weekends
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Dinner at the Twits, the gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience from the award-winning team behind the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit Alice's Adventures Underground, in association with gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr, must end its run at the Vaults on Sunday 30 October. (more...)

BLACK SAILS: The Complete Third Season Out on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Legendary pirates face off in the thrilling STARZ Original series “BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” arriving on Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on November 8, 2016. (more...)

Greg Hildreth, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Max Crumm, & More Will Perform THE LAST SONG OF EDDIE SCOURGE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), featuring Greg Hildreth (The Robber Bridegroom, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers: The Musical, Found), Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease), and more on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Casting And Further Tour Dates Announced For The World Premiere Of David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Today, Les Petits Theatre Company have announced the full cast and ten further tour dates for the world premiere of the stage adaptation of David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon. The cast includes Dominic Allen, Alice Bounce, Caroline Bowman, Owen Jenkins and Rosie Nicholls. (more...)

'Vann Gellis - The Birth of a Pirate' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

What happens when a young man ignores a direct command from God to abandon his father? (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Roll Into A.R.T. This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Following previous season's sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, The Light Princess, and The Pirate Princess, the A.R.T. Institute presents James and the Giant Peach, adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl, directed by A.R.T. Institute alumnus Dmitry Troyanovsky, featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2017.  (more...)

School of Theatre at Florida State University Presents HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Arrrrrgh! Climb aboard and join Jeremy Jacob as he sets sail with those scurvy pirates Braid Beard, Sharktooth, and Pirate Pierre. (more...)

Americana/Roots Rockers Chamomile & Whiskey in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

In just a handful of years, Chamomile and Whiskey have gone from being one of the hottest bands in central Virginia to making serious waves up and down the east coast to touring nationally. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER & THE STARCATCHER at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Nov 10, 2016

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Les Petits Theatre's CAPTAIN FINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS 2 to Set Sail on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 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...)

Brelby's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Glendale by Storm 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

About his (and Ridley Pearson's) prequel to Peter Pan, writer/humorist Dave Barry said, 'When you write for adults, unless you happen to write some kind of transcendent classic, it's pretty much forgotten within a few months. But kids read a book, and tell their friends, and tell their brothers and their sisters, and they read it again. There's a lot longer shelf life.' (more...)

Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy about Shakespeare and his Chamberlain's Men returns to its rightful home-the stage. Imagine a young playwright on the make struggling to write his new tragic love story, "Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter." The title just doesn't have the right ring-and young Will Shakespeare knows it. He's got writer's block and must do something quickly. (more...)

BWW Interview: SOUND OF MUSIC's Charlotte Maltby
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 19, 2017

Charlotte Maltby recently took over the leading role of Maria Von Trapp in the national tour of Rogers and Hammerstein's SOUND OF MUSIC. Under the direction of triple Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production opens Tuesday, January 24th, at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. I had the opportunity to speak with Charlotte by phone yesterday. (more...)

HADESTOWN's Damon Daunno Will Star in Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's BEARDO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced that Damon Daunno (Hadestown, Broadway's Brief Encounter) joins the cast of Beardo as the title character. (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Star in Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's BEARDO Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced Beardo, with book and lyrics by Jason Craig (Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage), music by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), and directed by Ellie Heyman (The Traveling Imaginary). Beardo will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church (155 Milton Street, Brooklyn - G Train, Greenpoint Stop). (more...)

The New York Pops Announces New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

he New York Pops' Chairman James A. Read is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Boublil and Elizabeth Ritzcovan to the Board of Directors. (more...)

Best of Utah Theater in 2016: Salt Lake City BWW Reviewer's Favorite Shows
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 30, 2016

Tyler Hinton's Picks: 1. NEWSIES at the Capitol Theatre, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com 2. AN INSPECTOR CALLS at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 3. A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Utah Repertory Theater Company, www.utahrep.org 4. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 5. The Pirate QUEEN at Hale Centre Theatre, www.halecentretheatre.org Honorable Mentions: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles Theater, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com JANE EYRE at Hale Center Theater Orem, www.haletheater.org (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident Artists Win International Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced that two Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident Artists have won international awards. (more...)


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Theatre De La Salle Drops Anchor in April with 65th Anniversary Revival of its First-Ever Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Our ship has set sail and we'll be dropping anchor in April 2017 when Theatre De La Salle proudly presents Gilbert and Sullivan's The PirateS OF PENZANCE - the original swashbuckling blockbuster...with a twist! (more...)

LONG JOHN SILVER Commandeers Nashville Children's Theatre Stage in 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) takes audiences on a swashbuckling, sea-fairing treasure hunt with Treasure Island, Scot Copeland's dramatization of Robert Louis Stevenson's epic coming-of-age tale, opening January 19 and running through February 5. (more...)

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Adventure JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Extends at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, has announced that due to popular demand for its production of James and the Giant Peach, it has added two performances, on Saturday, January 7 at 10AM and Sunday, January 8 at 10AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Kicking off The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season, The Pirates of Penzance will run from January 20th through March 11th, with performances every Friday and Saturday evening, and matinees on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: David Walliams Visits the Set of THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Images of David Walliams visiting the set of The First Hippo on the Moon and production images for the play have been released today. (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Open Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Earlier this year, producers for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing dinner theatre, announced the lineup of shows for its 2017 Season. Kicking off 2017's blockbuster year, will be the hilarious pirate farce, The Pirates of Penzance, opening in January. (more...)

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