Cooking Channel to Premiere New Season of MAN FIRE FOOD, 7/5
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Whether it is cooking over an open fire, grilling over charcoal, barbecuing low and slow, or smoking in The Pit, Chef Roger Mooking is sharing more of his fascination with flames on the new season of MAN FIRE FOOD, premiering Tuesday, July 5th at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT on Cooking Channel. (more...)

Photo Flash: FLOYD COLLINS at 1st Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The 1st Stage production of be Floyd Collins by Tina Landau, Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel, Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau features Hasani Allen, Frank Britton, Evan Casey, Maggie Donnelly, Ben Lurye, Edward C. Nagel, Jennifer Lyons Pagnard, Scott Sedar, Russell Silber, Joshua Simon, Harrison Smith, John Sygar, and Carl Williams. Nick Olcott directs the production. (more...)

Central City Opera to Kick Off Summer Festival with BALLAD OF BABY DOE, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Denver, Colo. (June 29, 2016)—Central City Opera opens its 2016 summer festival with Douglas Moore'sThe Ballad of Baby Doe, running in repertory from July 9 through August 6, in the historic 550-seat opera house in Central City. (more...)

Bootless Stageworks to Present MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Brains, glorious brains, and blood, lots of blood. This July, the highly-creative and quirky Wilmington based theater company, Bootless Stageworks, brings back their troupe of singing and dancing zombies for another round of campy bloody summer musical brain-eating fun. (more...)

PBS Series NOVA & Expedition Team Reveal Major Find at Holocaust Site
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The award-winning science series NOVA is part of an international expedition team announcing today the discovery of a 100-foot-long underground tunnel made by Jewish prisoners who attempted an audacious escape from the Nazi extermination pits at Ponar (more...)

Monroe Student Wins 2016 Jimmy Awards in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Amina Faye, named Best Actress at the fifth annual Blumey Awards presented by Wells Fargo in May, took home the top female honor and a $10,000 college scholarship last night at the 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The comedic duo Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock return to the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival with their new comedy A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli. Written by Alton and Warnock who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed 2008 FringeNYC production of Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever which went on to a commercial run in 2010. In addition, they've performed together at the Chicago, DC, Provincetown, MA, and Toronto Sketch Comedy & Theatre Festivals, HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, as well as numerous shows at The People's Improv Theater (The Pit) and Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
by Sam Jury - Jun 23, 2016

New Zealand Opera's new production of Mozart's final opera The Magic Flute is an absolute delight. The Magic Flute (or Die Zauberflote) tells the story of Prince Tamino's quest for his Princess Pamina through a fairytale dream-world where she is held captive by the wizard Sarastro. Aided by his impulsive companion Papageno and the magic flute given to him by The Queen of the Night, he sets off to rescue her and face the challenges set for him by Sarastro and the mysterious brotherhood. (more...)

BWW Review: CLO's CHICAGO Good, Grand
by Dylan Shaffer - Jun 20, 2016

Divas and divos laced in black are strutting across a Pittsburgh stage and bringing the scandalous stories of Chicago's Cook County jail to life...sometimes death. Chicago, the 1975 American musical set during the roaring 20's, is on stage at the Benedum through Sunday, June 26 and is being presented by the CLO for the first time. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/18/2016
by - Jun 18, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/18/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: The Golden Age of Broadway at The Boston Pops
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 17, 2016

The Boston Pops has been winning the affection of audiences in Boston and beyond for 131 seasons with programs like The Golden Age of Broadway and featured performers Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Laura Osnes, and Justin Hopkins. Keith Lockhart was on the podium and Lidiya Yankovskaya was Guest Chorus Conductor with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. (more...)

The Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase Miller
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre continues its 16th Anniversary Season and 75th show with  JUDY! A Musical Tribute, which opened yesterday. JUDY! A Musical Tribute is a two-act revue that includes performances of famous Garland tunes. Compiled and created by stage veterans Linda Sue Simmons Runyeon and Joe Grizzel, this cabaret revue is a musical collection of songs, video and documentary, taking the audience "down memory lane" about the life of America's sweet heart, Judy Garland. (more...)

THE FOUR GATES is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

According to a study in The Journal of Positive Psychology, happiness and the pursuit of meaning are two of the most widely held goals by which people measure success and find motivation. For many, achieving material success still leaves them yearning for meaning in life. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced Long Beach Opera's (LBO) 2017 season. “LBO's  38th season will offer four operas new to Southern California,” said Mitisek. “We'll bring stories that play against the tide of conventions and that are also quintessentially American.  And, we'll work alongside a broad range of collaborators to tell these stories.  As always, to paraphrase Robert Frost, we take the road less travelled, and that makes all the difference. (more...)

Thank You For Coming Out to Team Up with FUN HOME for Improv Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In anticipation of Pride Week, Thank You For Coming Out (TYFCO) is teaming up with Fun Home to hold an improv workshop benefiting the organizations I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. Each of the four groups amplify the LGBTQ voice in a different way and aim to promote an understanding among communities. This workshop will encourage empathy, inclusivity and acceptance within the LGBTQ community by using and teaching the ideals of improv - listening, trust, respect, affirmation and connection with each other through the principle of Yes, And. TYFCO and Fun Home's main goal is that both I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. can take what they learned back to their organizations and continue to inspire others. (more...)

Summer Stages: Top Summer Picks in Delaware
by Rosanne DellAversano - Jun 10, 2016

As the summer months heat up, here are my top picks for summer theatre in Delaware: (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The comedic duo Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock return to the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival with their new comedy A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli. Written by Alton and Warnock who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed 2008 FringeNYC production of Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever which went on to a commercial run in 2010. In addition, they've performed together at the Chicago, DC, Provincetown, MA, and Toronto Sketch Comedy & Theatre Festivals, HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, as well as numerous shows at The People's Improv Theater (The Pit) and Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) in New York City. (more...)

5th Annual Broadway Alzheimer's iPod Drive Returns This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Dave Roth, Broadway musician and Alzheimer's advocate, is announcing the launch of the 5th Annual Broadway Alzheimer's iPod Drive beginning August 1st and running through August 19th. (more...)

Potter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tilted Windmill Theatricals will present PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the sold-out sensation running in New York since December 2015 - as it transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 27, 2016

After a successful run of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, director John Saunders is bringing Stephen Sondheim's beloved classic Into The Woods to the Mac-Haydn stage starting July 28. The musical is composed of many classic fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, and takes a look at the events that occur after "happily ever after." (more...)

BWW Review: Gilbert and Sullivan's PRINCESS IDA - Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Jul 27, 2016

'Gilbert and Sullivan?', you might say. 'Who are they? What are their last names? Are they some kind of alternative rock band, or perhaps a rap duo?' (more...)

The Peoples Improv Theater Presents New Live Radio Comedy FROM COLD LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Peoples Improv Theater (The Pit) is proud to announce the latest project from the team that brought you the long-running sold out hit Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic and the epic video game and anime comedy Kapow-i GoGo: From Cold Lake by Colin Waitt, a monthly episodic comedy performed as a live radio play complete with folk band set in the fictional town of Cold Lake, MN. (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour Of Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Is A Dream Come True
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 25, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA I just experienced at the Kennedy Center renewed my faith in the show: it is a delight for all the senses, possesses dazzling stagecraft, and is performed by a cast that mines the romance, danger, and intrigue from the story and score. I declare this production a dream come true. Chris Mann, formerly a contestant on THE VOICE headlines the show in the title role, performing with mystery and power. His Christine on the night I attended, Kaitlyn Davis, was stunning, as well. (more...)

'Unauthorized': Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The word 'unauthorized' has been used to promote numerous musical spoofs, but does the word protect the creators from claims of copyright infringement? (more...)

BWW Review: The Con is On with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Musical Theatre West
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 20, 2016

The con is on! With plenty of wit, charm, and double entendres galore, Musical Theatre West's new regional production of the 2004 Broadway musical comedy 'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' is one enjoyably silly romp. The show which features a book by Jeffrey Lane and music and lyrics by David Yazbeck continues its final weekend at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through July 24. Based on the 1998 film comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, the stage adaptation eventually garnered 11 Tony nominations during its run. For MTW's fun new local revival, the title roles---a couple of con men who've taken to swindling the riches off of easily-seduced women in the French Riviera---are embodied by stage vets Davis Gaines (now a multiple fixture at MTW) and the incredibly funny Benjamin Schrader (The Book of Mormon). (more...)

Maxamoo Podcast: Comedy in NYC: The Cast, Muslim Funny Fest, Aspergers Are Us, Laughter in the Park, and The Bitch Seat
by Maxamoo - Jul 20, 2016

Lindsay, Liz, and our comedy specialist Elise check-in on the state of comedy performance in New York City. We saw improv (regular and immersive!), sketch, and standup. We also highlight a few recent comedy specials and comedy podcasts we're excited to share with you. (more...)

BWW Review: The Ritz Theater THE ADDAMS FAMILY Rises From the Ashes Just for Fun
by Pati Buehler - Jul 19, 2016

The Ritz Theater resurrects the ghouls dead and alive in a delightfully funny production. (more...)

Bootless Stageworks Remounts MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Brains, glorious brains, and blood, lots of blood. The highly-creative and quirky Wilmington based theater company, Bootless Stageworks, brings back their troupe of singing and dancing zombies for another round of campy bloody summer musical brain-eating fun. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Sprint Cup Racing from New Hampshire This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

NBC Sports Group commences its third weekend of 2016 NASCAR racing coverage with over 19 hours of trackside action from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Following two nail-biting weekends of racing, NBCSN's on-site coverage from New England kicks off Saturday with XFINITY Series racing at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Sprint Cup racing Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Pit is proud to announce a a four-week run of Meet The CEOs: A Start- Up Musical, a brand new sketch comedy musical about the fast-paced world of start-ups, debuting July 18, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the Kennedy Center - A Glorious Musical
by Charles Shubow - Jul 1, 2016

Jason Robert Brown proves once again to be one of Broadway's brightest and best composers. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Impossible Dream' Realized in Marriott's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Teresa Budasi - Jul 1, 2016

From the haunting opening notes to the robust finale, there's not a wrong note in Marriott Theatre's latest musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant & More Discuss FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 9, 2016

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS hits theaters this Friday, August 12, 2016. Earlier today, BWW participated in a press conference for the highly anticipated film featuring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and director Stephen Frears. (more...)

New Children's Book Series is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016


The Creative Team of Washington and Eisenstadt to Present NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 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 Saturday 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 Performances will be held in The Studio @ The Carrollwood Cultural Center. (more...)

The Pit Announces Full Theatrical Run of ROOM 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Academy Awards has a race problem. It's big. But the four black actors in Room 4 aren't particularly concerned with that, because they have a much bigger problem at hand. They've just realized they're stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the same 'Drug Dealer #2' role over and over. What once felt like a messed- up metaphor has become a literal existential nightmare. Get them out of there. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Presents TITANIC THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

What a remarkable age this is! The five-time Tony Award-winning "Titanic The Musical" sets sail for the Moonlight Amphitheatre from Aug. 17, 2016 to Sept. 3, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: See The Effectiveness of Music Therapy and Support Broadway Alzheimer's iPod Drive
by Michael Dale - Aug 4, 2016

Watch a remarkable transformation in an Alzheimer's-stricken gentleman after listening to music from his youth. (more...)

BWW Interview: Morlot Part 2: Opera vs. Symphony, Losing Sleep Over Programming, and the Next Generation
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2016

Opera is something that you control much less as a conductor (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 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...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016


MTC and Sisters Grimm Present World Premiere of LILITH: THE JUNGLE GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

MTC joins forces with Sisters Grimm for a world premiere production that will visually defy expectations and transform the Lawler as you've never seen it before when Lilith: The Jungle Girl opens on Saturday 3 September at Southbank Theatre.  (more...)

FAKE CHURCH Comedy Show Coming to Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Comedy show FAKE CHURCH is headed to Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, August 25th. (more...)

Memphis International Raceway and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau Unveil Memphis-Themed Nitro Funny Car
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016


BWW Interview: 'Sweeney Todd' Original Sarah Rice On Her Upcoming Shows At Pangea, Working With Sondheim, and the Zen-Like Theremin
by Ashley Steves - Aug 12, 2016

Name an opera or operetta and it is likely listed in soprano Sarah Rice's repertoire. Over her long and illustrious career, she has starred and performed in a myriad of productions all across the map, from Broadway to Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. Strauss, Salieri, Sondheim--- it's there. Now, in her first solo show since 2013, Rice will debut her new show Music of the Night (borrowing, of course, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, in which Rice played Christine in the National Tour) at Pangea Restaurant Pangea Restaurant (2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th streets) on August 17, 18, and September 20, all at 7 pm. Alongside pianist Matthew Martin Ward (Eric Sedgwick for the September show) and special guest David Vernon, she will sing and play a set aimed to explain 'the things that go through your head at 4:00 AM,' covering classical, Celtic, television and movie themes, and musical theatre. (more...)

BEERPROV Set for September at the Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

?A rotating cast of comedians create hilarious, unscripted sketches based on audience suggestions in BeerProv.  (more...)

Molly McGaughey's THE 'MINOR' TRAUMATIC YEAR to Return to People's Improv Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Molly McGaughey is a comedian and filmmaker based out of Manhattan. In her one-woman show, The 'Minor' Traumatic Year, McGaughey turns her experiences of suffering a minor traumatic brain injury into a hilarious comedy about losing cognitive function, bed rest, a stream of bad luck, angst, and a search for resilience, healing and growth. (more...)

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