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BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES is Nothin' But a Good Time at Omaha Community Playhouse!
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 6, 2017

There's a party at the Bourbon Room and you're invited. Get out that 1980's gear you've got stuffed in the back of your closet and head over to ROCK OF AGES. This show is the most fun I've had in a long while! I've seen it on Broadway and more recently in Las Vegas, but the Omaha Community Playhouse production is not only on par, it exceeds them both in heart and personality. I liked it more. (more...)

THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE: A MAGIC SCHOOL BUS MUSICAL PARODY Drives Into The Pit!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Cruise on over to the People's Improv Theater and see the brand new musical, The Edge of the Universe: a Magic School Bus Musical Parody! (more...)

THE BOX SHOW to Return to New York at The PIT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

THE BOX SHOW, written and performed by Dominique Salerno and directed by Sash Bischoff, returns to New York this spring at The People's Improv Theater! (more...)

Gilbert and Sullivan Announce Casting for PATIENCE at Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

After a sell-out engagement with their new production of The Mikado,  New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its new and exciting 2016-17 Season with the audience favorite Patience playing for a strictly limited engagement (April 29 & 30) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). (more...)

MY BAR MITZVAH BRUNCH to Play The PIT This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The People's Improv Theater has announced that it will open My Bar Mitzvah Brunch, directed by Andrew Warner and written by & starring Seth Finkelstein, on April 7, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - 'ALIENS' Have Landed and Will Play The PIT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Joe Kelly mixes contemporary tunes with musical theater in an uproarious book with all the campy humor of 'Evil Dead' and 'They Live' to provide a wild night in the theater in his raucous new musical ALIENS COMING. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Lucie Pohl's APOHLCALPYSE NOW! Set for UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present a limited engagement of Lucie Pohl's Apohlcalypse Now! on Monday, March 20 at 8pm, Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm, Monday, March 27 at 8pm, and Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm at UNDER St. Marks. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces 2017 New Voices Project Writing Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

New Musicals Inc. has announced that nine writing teams (with a total of 17 writers and composers) have been selected to participate in the 2017 New Voices Project, a musical theatre development program hosted by New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles (with support from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment), now in its fifth year. (more...)

Hit Potter Comedy PUFFS Adds Saturday Matinees Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will add a regular weekly Saturday Matinee 3:00 PM performance beginning this weekend - Saturday, March 4 - due to popular demand. The Off-Broadway hit was recently extended through June 25, 2017 at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Moya Productions and Old Red Lion Theatre Announce World Premiere of Mark Weinman's DYL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Moya Productions and the Old Red Lion Theatre, have announced the world premiere production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion, Clive Judd, directs and the production will open on the 9 May and run until 3 June. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST TATERTOT to Rise Again Easter Weekend at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater (The Pit) and City Hall Comedy are proud to bring you the return of the mashed hit musical sensation, a bite-sized production of everyone's favorite rock opera about the very first Easter weekend featuring a huge, delicious, starch-studded cast of fresh potatoes, a kitchen choir, and one very lonely, piano-playing short order cook. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

NYC's Hip Hop Improv Comedy Team North Coast to Perform at ImprovBoston
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Named one of the 'Top Ten Best Comedy Shows' by Time Out New York, New York City's premier hip hop improv comedy team North Coast seamlessly melds comedic timing with high-energy, freestyle rapping. They'll bring their 'comedy show meets concert' to ImprovBoston on April 2nd. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York-based Recent Cutbacks announces the return of its acclaimed theatrical comedy Hold On To Your Butts, a live, shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park performed by just two actors and a foley artist, to Chicago for a limited engagement at Donny's Skybox Theater at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave, 4th Floor) April 20 through 23, 2017. (more...)

Socially Anxious Improvised Solo Comedy SHOW UP Lets Audience Steer Plot
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

 In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified cliches of the genre on their cliched heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is daring and unique each time. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks Brings Hit Parody KEVIN!!!!! to Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Recent Cutbacks (Hold On To Your Butts; Fly, You Fools!) returns with its latest parody, KEVIN!!!!!, as part of Theatreworks' Collaborate! residency at City College of Technology in Brooklyn March 23 through April 1, 2017. (more...)

'SHERI SANDERS IS LEGIT!' Set for Subculture This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Perfectly timed with the launch of her Rock The Audition online training platform, musical theatre revolutionary Sheri Sanders is celebrating! 'Sheri Sanders is LEGIT! An Evening Of Legit Musical Theatre' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride
by Trevor Durham - Mar 19, 2017

Fitzwater has finally gotten his chance to deliver Big River, a production dazzling in its music and performances, showcasing a wild range of talents that give this American musical the most American feel a show could hope for. (more...)

Married British-American Sketch Comedy Duo We Are Thomasse Set for The Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

We Are Thomasse, the married British-American sketch comedy duo, announces their upcoming performance at The Second City Hollywood on Tuesday, March 21st at 9pm PST. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LITTLE MERMAID with a Big Heart at Literally Alive Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

In 1837 Hans Christian Anderson wrote his most beloved tale "The Little Mermaid".  180 years later she is still swimming her way into the hearts of young and old.  On February 26th, Literally Alive Theatre opened their Off-Broadway musical adaptation of this classic tale with books and lyrics by Brenda Bell and music by Michael Sgouros at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street (between Bleeker and West 3rd) in Manhattan.  Their adaptation is true to the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, unlike the Disney version, which has a different ending.  "We tell the story in its original form" says Artistic Director Brenda Bell, "We believe that the true ending shows children that every wish has a price and that love comes with many sacrifices." (more...)

Mary-Anne Wright to Present JUST A TOUCH OF JAZZ at the Love Bar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

What better way to spend your Sunday night than at the Love Bar listening to some beautiful music. (more...)

Osisko Intersects 10.9 g/t Au Over 3.9 Metres at Garrison
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS Announces New Dates for Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New dates have been announced for the hit Long Island based storytelling show, (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS. Dates includes performances on March 25th, May 20th and June 17th at The Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson. (more...)

Review Roundup: Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of The Rake's Progress, opened on March 12 for a four-performance run at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.  It brings to life the traditional story of a young man seduced by monetary and carnal pleasures at the hand of a devilish valet. The work hasn't been presented in a fully staged professional production since BLO produced it in 1987. A professional concert version and several conservatories have been staged, but productions in Boston are infrequent. (more...)

Potter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through July 30, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Music Saves The Day at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre's 43rd Season gets a jolt of energy with their first all-youth mainstage production, School of Rock - The Musical (Youth Production), based on the hit Paramount movie written by Mike White.  The stage version with book by Julian Fellowes, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready to rock the boards in Breckenridge.  Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck and wannabe rock star decides to earn a few bucks as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.  What could be hard about that?  Ignoring the rules and pleas of the school's administration, Dewey throws academia aside and creates his own curriculum, complete with guitar riffs, keyboard solos, and jam sessions.  Little does he know, but his rebellious antics and creation of a kids' rock band has inspired and empowered this group of over-scheduled prep students with the power of rock. (more...)

Cincinnati Opera Announces ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL—THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, today announced that Cincinnati Opera will present the United States premiere of Another Brick in the Wall-The Opera, based on Roger Waters's legendary album The Wall, in celebration of the company's return to Cincinnati Music Hall for its 2018 Summer Festival. The production, scheduled for July 2018, will close Cincinnati Opera's 98th season, its first to be held at Music Hall following the building's $135 million revitalization. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents Götterdämmerung, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Houston Grand Opera presents Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods), the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians including Simon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde, starting April 22. (more...)

Early Bird Ticket Now On Sale for San Francisco International Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

San Francisco International Arts Festival is pleased to announce that a limited number of Early Bird Tickets starting at the incredible price of $12.50 will go on-sale for the 2017 Festival at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture at 8:00am on Wednesday March 1 until 11:59pm on March 31.  (more...)

Sketch Comedy Team Uncle Function Host Comedy Show At The Pit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Sketch comedy team Uncle Function will introduce a series of new and beloved sketches perfect for a date night or a night out alone and laughing to yourself for their upcoming comedy show Uncle Function Falls in Love, A Sketch Comedy Show at The Peoples Improv Theater on Saturday, March 4th, 9:30pm at 123 East 24th st, Manhattan. (more...)

Married British-American Sketch Comedy Duo We Are Thomasse Return to Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????We Are Thomasse, the married British-American sketch comedy duo, announces their upcoming performance at The Second City Hollywood on Friday, February 17th at 9:30pm PST. The couple will be performing 25 sketches in just 45 minutes and tickets are only $10 each. (more...)

Welsh National Opera Announce Spring Season Of Intoxicating Love Stories
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Two classic Puccini operas and a hidden opera gem make up Welsh National Opera's Love's Poisoned Chalice season, taking audiences on a journey of love, passion, heartbreak and tragedy through some of opera's greatest tear jerking music. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at Arsht Center - It's a Love Fest for Carole King
by Roger Martin - Feb 17, 2017

the homage to singer songwriter Carole King, and there were whistles, woo hoos and woots (more...)

POP PUNK HIGH Brings the PIT Loft Back to 2006
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Pop Punk High, a new musical reveling in all of your middle-school angst, opens at The Pit Loft on March 3rd. Featuring an all-pop punk score (written by and starring a former local pop punk celebrity), Pop Punk High tells the story of a high school where everyone is pop punk, it's always 2006, and there's never been anything cooler than shredding, pizza, and flipping off your lame-ass parents. (more...)

Hit Storytelling Show (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS Returns to Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, the hit Long Island based storytelling show, which recently played to a sold-out crowd at The Pit LOFT in Manhattan, announces their next performance dates for Long Island. Long Island dates include performances on February 25th and March 8th. In honor of Black History Month, the February 25th show will feature stories dealing with experiences related to race and racism.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE SNEETCHES: THE MUSICAL at Children's Theatre Company
by Karen Bovard - Feb 13, 2017

This world premiere of a new musical based on a short story by Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, has just opened in Minneapolis. It's the latest collaboration between Seuss Enterprises and the Children's Theatre, and it's clearly a parable for our time-despite the fact that it's been in the works for a full four years. (more...)

THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT Opens This Week at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. (more...)

Billy Kelly's FAMILY COMEDY SHOW Adds Spring Performances at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Billy Kelly's Family Comedy Show has added spring dates at Manhattan's People's Improv Theater on Saturday, April 22nd, and Saturday, May 6th. These will be the 4th & 5th shows in his monthly residency there. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the Dark Times will there also be Singing? The San Francisco International Arts Festival takes Bertolt Brecht's rhetorical question as its theme for 2017 (and beyond) and forms the bedrock of a commitment to develop an artistic platform that addresses the dangerous domestic and foreign policy political abyss currently confronting the United States of America. (more...)

Review Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. For ticket reservations, call the Seattle Repertory Theatre Box Office at 206.443.2222 or toll-free at 877.900.9285, or go online at seattlerep.org. (more...)

Second City LA Invites We Are Thomasse To Perform Monthly Throughout Spring and Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

We Are Thomasse, the married British-American sketch comedy duo, announces that The Second City Hollywood has invited them to perform on a monthly basis this spring and summer. (more...)

Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Many More Shows Announced as Part of Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Thursday, 20th April Pleasance Theatre Trust announces 132 more shows on sale with an array of exciting newcomers and Festival favourites highlighting the pages of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2017

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)

Kevin R Free and Jeff Hiller Reveal The Worst Of Themselves in New Comedy Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MYCARL PRODUCTIONS, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS and FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade, is pleased to present the once monthly comedy performance of No, I'M the Worst!!!, created and hosted by Kevin R. Free. (more...)

Ella's Centennial Birthday, STRITCH, TROUBLE & MORE TROUBLE and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 24-April 30, featuring Jane Monheit - An Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Birthday Celebration, Scott Morgan Quintet, Nuci Nebierdze Quintet with Special Guest Aran Luthra, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

UNM's Department of Theatre and Dance Presents THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

No one is safe from the salacious slander of Lady Sneerwell and her scurrilous pack of shameless ne'er-do-wells! A rich guardian secretly tests the character of his nephews (who vie for the love of the same woman) to determine which is the worthier heir. (more...)

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of DYL at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Today, Moya Productions and Old Red Lion announce the full cast for the world premiere production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. (more...)

Audience to Steer Plot in Socially Anxious Improvised Solo Comedy SHOW UP at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified cliches of the genre on their cliched heads. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Family And Tradition Are Challenged In The Modern Day Farce IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Jade Kops - Apr 1, 2017

Chatswood Musical Society brings Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi's Broadway hit IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Independent Theatre for its Australian Premiere. A fun filled farcical musical first produced in in New Jersey in 2011 with a subsequent Broadway run in 2015 is distinctly "New York" in its characters but is very universal and current in its themes. (more...)

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