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PUFFS Potter Play Badgers Its Way to An Off-Broadway Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, the new Off-Broadway hit that recently opened to rave reviews, had added shows to their weekly schedule due to popular demand at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). Starting on November 27, there will be a Sunday matinee performance at 3:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: 24th Street Theatre's HANSEL AND GRETEL BLUEGRASS Is Artful Storytelling
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 31, 2016

24th Street Theatre takes on the Brothers Grimm in its latest world premiere Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass by Bryan Davidson, but forget the fairy tale you think you know. This is no sanitized version of the story. The original, written in 1812, was a cautionary tale, bleak in its portrayal of a time when it was commonplace for impoverished families to abandon their children for lack of food and resources. The thought was that they would somehow find a way to survive and maybe even be better off on their own. It's a heartbreaking decision for any parent to make and, unfortunately, one that families in dire circumstances around the world still face today. (more...)

The Creative Team of Washington and Eisenstadt to Present NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

This Halloween weekend the creative team of Aaron Washington and Keith Eisenstadt will be providing audiences with a different style of haunting. On the evening of Today October 29th and afternoon of Sunday October 30th, Washington and Eisenstadt will present 'Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe'. The show will be a collaboration between directors; Aaron Washington, Keith Eisenstadt, and Lauren Rodriguez. To support literature and the arts in local classrooms, producers will be donating a portion of each ticket sold through DonorsChoose.org. Performances will be held in The Studio @ The Carrollwood Cultural Center. (more...)

Highly Suspect Debut New Single 'Little One' from Sophomore Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Two time Grammy-nominated, festival-storming trio Highly Suspect, are returning with second album The Boy Who Died Wolf on November 18th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Huertas Answers Some Silly Questions About LIZARD BOY
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 28, 2016

LIZARD BOY is a comic book inspired musical that is taking San Diego by storm. So in honor of this musical, here are a few fun questions with Justin about theatre, comic books, and what inspired this show. (more...)

FAKE CHURCH Comedy Show Set for Le Poisson Rouge This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

A rotating cast of comedians create a fake religious service of a fake religion on the spot based on YOUR suggestions in FAKE CHURCH, returning to Le Poisson Rouge this month. (more...)

State Theatre Opens $20 Orchestra Seats for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The State Theatre announces that 30 seats in The Pit orchestra section will be available for $20 for their performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical on Tuesday, November 1.  (more...)

Adam Wade, Polly Esther and More Highlight SOLOCOM 2016 at Peoples Improv Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Peoples Improv Theater announces the return of SOLOCOM 2016 following last year's record-breaking weekend, which debuted over 126 world premieres. (more...)

BWW Review: Op Carolina's BARBER OF SEVILLE – Melodious and Mirthful
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 26, 2016

Poor Beaumarchais. A crucial friend of the American Revolution, French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais's great Figaro comedies have been both favored and scorned by history. Just two years after The Marriage of Figaro premiered in Paris, Mozart's 1786 adaptation eclipsed the theater version, remaining one of opera's supreme masterworks to this day. And the Rossini version of the first Figaro play, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, has a been an operagoer's favorite ever since its Rome premiere in 1816. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Pit has announced the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their new parody, KEVIN!!!!!. (more...)

The Peoples Improv Theater Announces 2016 Participants for World Premiere Solo Comedy Festival SOLOCOM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Peoples Improv Theater and award-winning solo show artist and producer Peter Michael Marino proudly announce the return of SOLOCOM following last year's record-breaking weekend. This year's 4-day festival features 125 world premiere solo comedies and 6 encore performances by artists from across the country, Canada and England - from traditional solo show artists to sketch, storytelling, stand-up, musicians, dance, drag, puppetry, magic, multi-media, improv, cabaret, and clowning. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody, Opening Tonight, Brings Magical Misfits Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - opens tonight, October 20, Off-Broadway. PUFFS takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

Third Generation Race Car Driver Lays His Father to Rest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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Thousands Enjoy Filthy Fun Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

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DSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring Comedians
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater heats up the late Fall and early winter with a line-up of touring comics that is sure to appeal to every comedy fan. Friday, November 4, the comedy spot welcomes back North Carolina native Jane Borden for an evening of stand-up comedy.  (more...)

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Pastor Julius R. Malone Releases'Going Through the Storms of Life'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WI - Having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and surviving the odds, Pastor Julius R. Malone unveils his personal journey in his revised book entitled, 'Going Through the Storms of Life,' where he provides readers with the spiritual tools needed to battle and overcome the difficulties of life. The book is available at Living By the Word bookstore. It is also available in the Amazon Kindle ebook store. (more...)

POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES to Return to the PIT with Jason Veasey
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Political Subversities returns for a limited run at the People's Improv Theater eviscerating politics and pop culture with a new night of musical-sketch comedy: Political Subversities: Vote Or Whatever! starting October 14th. (more...)

SHOW UP for Genre-Twisting Solo Show Based on Audience's Lives
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Solo performing artist Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) presents his newest creation, Show Up.  (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Oct 10, 2016

They called it the 'War To End All Wars.' Between 1914 and 1918, over 17 million souls gave up their lives on the altar of the first-ever modern war. Musical Theater History (MTH) at Crown Center presents a new and fascinating look back called 'Songs of the Great War.' (more...)

Edgar Allen Poe-Inspired Work and More Set for Pit Stop Players' FALL FANTASIES Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Pit Stop Players, a celebrated instrumental chamber ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, launch their seventh season with a concert of fantasy-themed music at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Matt Cox, the Writer Behind the Magical PUFFS
by Marissa Sblendorio - Oct 10, 2016

Matt Cox is a playwright, actor, improviser, who's behind the popular shows KAPOW-I GOGO and PUFFS OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC & MAGIC. With PUFFS recently making it's debut at the Elektra Theatre after a lager than life run at the People's Improv Theatre, this Harry Potter parody puts audiences in the perspective of the most ragged on house: the Hufflepuffs.  (more...)

Lucie Pohl's APOHLCALYPSE NOW! to Play UNDER St. Marks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present a limited engagement of Lucie Pohl's newest solo show, APOHLCALYPSE NOW! The show will play Monday, October 10 at 7pm, Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm, and Thursday, October 13 at 10:30pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A). Tickets ($18) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.  (more...)

Comedian Mindy Raf Premieres New Solo Comedy Show KEEPING MY KIDNEYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Mindy Raf's, Keeping My Kidneys will have its World Premiere at The Pit Loft. The limited run will play November 2nd - 11th and is directed by Tara Elliott. Technical direction by Anna Grace Carter. (more...)

BWW Review: Wagner's Music Shines in DAS RHEINGOLD
by Teresa Budasi - Oct 10, 2016

Richard Wagner's 'Ring' cycle is an intriguing opportunity to immerse oneself in an epic experience -- something akin to reading the 'Harry Potter' or 'Lord of the Rings' series, savoring each singular story, then eagerly anticipating the next installment. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Opens Up Black Lives Matter Conversation with PULL TOGETHER Salon Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

In an effort to move the theater industry toward greater inclusion both on and off stage, Musical Theatre Factory will be presenting PULL TOGETHER, a community salon that will open up the Black Lives Matter conversation. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Present FIVE POINTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company continues its 12th season with its second Next Step Concert Series performance. This time the series features a brand-new musical by three up and coming writers. Five Points, comes to the Next Step Concert Series, November 18-20. Five Points features Music written by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons, and a Book by Harrison David Rivers.  The concert will be at The Arden's Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. 62 N. Second Street.  Tickets cost $19-34 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone 267-987-9865. (more...)

Partly Cloudy People's THE SEEDLING PROJECT to Tackle Unplanned Pregnancy at The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Partly Cloudy People presents The Seedling Project, written by six playwrights, directed by Jennifer Tuttle. Originally conceived by Eva Gil. (more...)

Pull Together, Michael R. Jackson at Joe's Pub, and more this November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Check out what's happening this month at Joe's Pub! (more...)

THE WOODSMAN's Eliza Simpson to Bring MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT to Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The Pit and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. (more...)

Comedian Will Attempt to Tell Jokes After 24 Hours Without Sleeping in INSOMNIACT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Comedian Shawn Wickens will stay awake for a full 24 hours prior to his stand-up show: Insomniact. The debut of this publicity stunt/performance art piece is Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 6pm at The Pit Loft, 154 West 29th St, 2nd floor New York, NY 10001. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MOTHER LINE STORY Project at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The Pit and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. Created and performed by members of The Mother Line Story Project, this evening of unique stories celebrating women is based on an original concept by Eliza Simpson (co-star of Off-Broadway's The Woodsman). Kel Haney is set to direct. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/26/2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: For PNB Musicians, 'The Nutcracker' Never Grows Old
by Erica Miner - Nov 25, 2016

This season is the second in which Pacific Northwest Ballet will present the Balanchine production of 'The Nutcracker' (more...)

(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS at The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Jude Treder-Wolff, the host and creator of (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, brings her Long Island based storytelling show to The Pit Loft on Saturday, November 26 at 9:00 pm. The line-up includes Lori Baird (Moth Winner), Mel Dockery (The Moth), Shaun Eli (Comic), and Lou Perez (We The Internet). (more...)

Bruce Kirkpatrick Launches LUMBERJACK JESUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

SANTA BARBARA, CA - Author Bruce Kirkpatrick of Santa Barbara recently released a Christian memoir titled Lumberjack Jesus: How to Develop Faith Despite Pitfalls, Roadblocks, Stupidity and Prejudice. Published by Written Dreams Publishing of Green Bay, WI, the series of essays capture the author's Christian faith in stories about his life. Jesus comes alive to Kirkpatrick in stories about the Vietnam War, cowboy movies, wrestling matches, and chemistry sets. (more...)

Off-Broadway Potter Comedy PUFFS Teams with The Ali Forney Center for Scarf Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, Off Broadway's hit Potter comedy, will partner with The Ali Forney Center for a special Scarf Drive to spread the warmth this season to help New York's homeless LBGT youth. (more...)

DOWN TO HELP Benefit Show & Call to Action Coming to Ensemble Studio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This Tuesday a group of artists will gather to share song, music, rap, tap, and even a make-up tutorial, all around a common cause. With protests happening throughout the city, and a generation of millennials wondering what they can offer up, DOWN TO HELP gives people a chance to help contribute funds to the Trevor Project, the Ali Forney Center, and Planned Parenthood, all while getting to witness some incredible talent. (more...)

LOOKING BACK, IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN RIDGEFIELD HIGH'S BEST PRODUCTION OF OUR TOWN to Premiere at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This winter at The Peoples Improv Theater (The Pit), get ready for the world premiere of Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town, by Augie Praley, running December 4th to January 15th. (more...)

Starz to Present PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS Thanksgiving Weekend Marathons
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

STARZ serves up hearty reunions of fan favorite original series with a #ThrowbackThanksgiving marathon event of the cult classics PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS on Thanksgiving Weekend (more...)

Sarah Nedwek Stars in World Premiere of The Immaculate Deception
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Actress Sarah Nedwek joins The Peoples Improv Theater SOLOCOM for the second year in a row with the world premiere of The Immaculate Deception on November 20 at The Pit Loft. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Majestic Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 14, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

Good Theater to Present 13th Edition of BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The thirteenth edition of the Broadway at Good Theater concerts will be presented November 30 - December 4 for six performances.  This year will be a tribute to Broadway of the 1970s.    (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PUFFS Potter Play Extends Off-Broadway; Watch the New Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through March 26, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)


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CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Open Up Black Lives Matter Conversation with PULL TOGETHER Salon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

In an effort to move the theater industry toward greater inclusion both on and off stage, Musical Theatre Factory will be presenting PULL TOGETHER, a community salon that will open up the Black Lives Matter conversation. (more...)

Edward Fuller Releases 'Caldera: Notes From the Pit - Venting a Sarcastic Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Edward Fuller, an artist, father, adventurer, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Caldera: Notes From The Pit - Venting a Sarcastic Soul': a gripping and potent work that illuminates the author's inner-most emotions and depicts his dark sensational creativity. (more...)

Geoff Grimwood Presents 'Fake Church Holiday Spectacular' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

A rotating cast of comedians create a fake religious service of a fake religion on the spot based on YOUR suggestions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Funnyman Gianmarco Soresi on His New Sketch Comedy Series, 'Matza Pizza,' Creative Freedom, and Why Our World Needs A Laugh Every Now and Then
by Courtney Savoia - Dec 1, 2016

NYC-based actor, stand-up comedian, and writer, Gianmarco Soresi, is leaving audiences in stitches once again with a new comedy sketch series, 'Matza Pizza' - his own creation with actor/producer Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand. With new videos each Monday, this highly entertaining series explores experiences and customs relative to Soresi's Jewish Italian heritage while asking the bigger questions related to the meaning of life and one's own existence. (more...)

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