Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/31/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Karen Lynn Gorney to Lead Holocaust Drama FROM SILENCE at Theater for the New City this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Karen Lynn Gorney, star of the 1977 movie 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'All My Children,' headlines From Silence, a brand new drama by Anne Marilyn Lucas premiering at Theater for the New City this November. Cast includes Audrey Heffernan Meyer, Krystal Rowley, Lori Funk, Nora Falk, Shannon Harrington, Tori Murray and Jessica Gollin. Additional cast TBA. The production will be directed by Peter Zachari. (more...)

Houston Symphony Releases Schedule of Events for September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

HOUSTON (July 25, 2016) – September 2016 marks the beginning of the Houston Symphony's 103rd season and the diverse orchestral programming Houstonians have come to love. From classic rock to Judy Garland, Seth MacFarlane and Mahler, the season's first month of concerts will span several decades and genres of music. (more...)

Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (more...)

Stash Crew and Umlilo present RAINBOW RIOTS at the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Music meets performance art in Stash Crew and Umlilo's hour long RAINBOW RIOTS, which will be presented at the Alexander Bar for two nights in collaboration with POPart Productions. (more...)

English Songbird Julia Fordham to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

After a sold-out engagement in 2015, English songbird, Julia Fordham, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Live & Untouched, on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Joined by her pianist, Fordham will perform songs from her forthcoming release, 'Live & Untouched' - a wonderful cross-section of songs recorded at recent shows. (more...)

Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra Returns to Ocean State Theatre August 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

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Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Interview with Jeff Dimitriou
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin - Aug 3, 2016

Full disclosure, cast members were possibly reviewing choreography from our dance call before walking into our very first Footloose rehearsal. Our fabulous co-choreographer, Jeff Dimitriou, set the bar high prior to day one and we wanted to be ready. More importantly, there was so much recall from that audition day because it was an exuberant experience! And, the moves were accessible because they were married to impulse. The choreography Jeff gifts to us is full, extended and comes from the heart. Dancing it out on stage is totally visceral, but only when we honour the steps as intended. It is so interesting how the energy of a scene shifts drastically by simply 'being bigger'. There is no grand explanation, but the energy percolates when we give in to the story told through movement. Over lunch, Jeff and I took a corner of our rehearsal space and talked life, art and Footloose. If you did not know before, Jeff's artistry stems far beyond choreography - he is a painter as well. We began by talking about this side of his work.  (more...)

New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Samuels On Sisterhood, Sexual Liberation and VANITIES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 27, 2016

Lauren Samuels became a household name thanks to BBC reality show Over The Rainbow, and has since had starring roles in Bend It Like Beckham, Grease and We Will Rock You in the West End and The Last Five Years at Tabard Theatre. Now, she's joining Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly in the European debut of American show Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios, directed and choreographed by Racky Plews. It follows the travails of three friends as they go from from cheerleading and sororities to jobs, families and hard-won wisdom. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Kicks Off The Wallis' 2016-17 Season OPENING NIGHT Set for 8/29
by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

All-Star Ensemble Cast Includes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award-Nominee Carmen Cusack, Pia Toscano, Lindsey Gort and Grammy Award-Nominee B. Slade (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

Adrienne Truscott, Fendika and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances now through September 4. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)

John Lloyd Young & Carmen Cusack Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The stellar ensemble cast-drawing talent from the worlds of stage, screen and music-includes Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young (Broadway's Jersey Boys), Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack (Broadway's Bright Star), & many more. (more...)

JUSTICE DISORDERED Gets Reading as Part of Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Justice Disordered, a co-production between The Rainbow Theatre Project and The Law Theater Project, will be presented as part of the Kennedy Center's annual Page-to-Stage Festival. Along with two other works by playwright Dr. Samantha McDermitt, Justice Disordered will be performed on Monday, September 5 at 6pm in the Israeli Lounge. (more...)

Big Band Monday Brings the Swing-Era Back to the Flatiron District
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

WICKED'S Emma Hatton Set to Perform Solo Cabaret Show SONGBIRD Live at Zedel This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Aug 24, 2016

Known and loved by thousands for her portrayal of the iconic character Elphaba in the West End hit Wicked, Emma Hatton brings her timeless vocals to Live at Zedel based at Crazy Coqs on 28 October, with a celebration of Eva Cassidy, whose stirring and emotional interpretation of iconic songs coupled with her untimely death at the young age of 33 touched the world. (more...)

Louise Distras to Release New Single 'Aileen' 9/30; Tour Dates Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras will release her brand new single “Aileen” on the 30th of September 2016. The song will be Distras' first new music since the release of her critically acclaimed 2013 debut album “Dreams from the Factory Floor”. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Aug 22, 2016

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents The Wizard of Oz, initially an adaptation of the 1900 book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum. This Royal Shakespeare adaption is perhaps the most well-known due to how closely it mirrors the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Symphony Honors Roy E. Disney, Supervisor Don Knabe, Shirley Jones, And Paul Williams At The First Annual GOLDEN CLEF AWARDS GALA
by Lily Lim - Aug 22, 2016

The La Mirada Symphony presented the first annual Golden Clef Awards Gala Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The event honored individuals and organizations that have made Williams, Roy Disney, and Supervisor Don Knabe. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the event below! (more...)

Old Mill Theatre Presents Season of Short Plays: MOBY DICK, WIDOW'S PEAK, and UNDER THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

WHAT happens when you take a classic 685-page novel about a large aquatic mammal and try to encapsulate it in a 25-minute play? The answer lies in Moby Dick, adapted by Michael Green from the original Herman Melville tale, and directed by Sarah Christiner as part of the Old Mill Theatre's short play season this September. (more...)

West End Stars to Support Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts' '13'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

West End Stars Kieran Brown, Lauren Samuels and Siobhan Dillon, patrons of the Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts, are gearing up to support the part-­time performing arts school as they stage Jason Robert Brown's teen rock musical, '13' at Redditch Palace Theatre in September. (more...)

Books-A-Million hosts Annual Book Drive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Calling all book worms! Spread your love for literature with students this school year by participating in Books-A-Million's Annual Book Drive, now through Saturday, August 27! Customers are encouraged to choose a favorite children's book to be donated to schools and libraries across the United States where resources for literature are limited. Happening at all of Books-A-Million's 250+ locations, each store has partnered with a local school in its community to provide students with new books for the upcoming school year. (more...)

BWW Review: Josh Groban Raised It Up At Mohegan Sun
by Carissa Chesanek - Aug 2, 2016

The pop singer with incredible voice and sentimental tunes showcases his Broadway side with a concert full of musicals (more...)

Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and Lorna Luft to Perform a Salute to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a special salute to the one-and-only Judy Garland for four performances only - September 28 - October 1, 2016. Celebrated singer and actress Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, will join Feinstein's onstage nightly throughout the engagement. Together, Feinstein and Luft will take audiences on a nostalgic musical journey performing songs from throughout Garland's illustrious career. (more...)

2016 TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS Shortlist is Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

THE TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS SHORTLIST 2016 is announced! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/17/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Tributes Jimi Hendrix and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 17, 2016

Today's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK star Brandon Niederauer celebrates Jimi Hendrix and more! (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The producers of COME FROM AWAY announced today that they will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 'come from aways' whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena, The Steele Community Centre (155 Airport Boulevard, Gander, NL), on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3pm (NDT) and 8pm (NDT). The benefit concerts, presented in association with the Town of Gander, NL, will star the cast of the Broadway and Toronto productions of COME FROM AWAY. Tickets are now on sale for the two benefit concert performances of COME FROM AWAY in Gander, NL and are $20. For reservations and more information please visit www.gandercanada.tix.com, or contact the Steele Community Centre box office at 709-651-5931 or in person between the hours of 10am (NDT) and 5:30pm (NDT), Monday throughFriday. (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. is certainly keeping busy after his Tony-winning run on Broadway in HAMILTON. Variety writes that the actor is in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's new big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. to Headline LIVE! from the Rainbow Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

On Friday, September 30th, Tony and Grammy Award winning performer Leslie Odom, Jr. will kick off LIVE! from The Rainbow Room, a series of intimate, live performances inside one of New York's most glamourous and iconic settings. Set 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center with panoramic views in every direction, Odom, Jr. will host a one-night only performance for 250 guests. (more...)

KIT KAT CLUB to Present Musical Journey Through the '30s at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Leading in to Season 34, the Roxy Regional Theatre is presenting a musical journey through the decade, cabaret style, with the new musical revue KIT KAT CLUB, August 26 - September 10. (more...)

Berlin Duo Pan-Pot Release 'Win Some' EP on MOOD Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The German two-man-machine that is Pan-Pot take a breather from their imprint, Second State Audio and apply their slick dancefloor science to Nicole Moudaber's label MOOD Records with their two track 'Win Some' EP out now on Beatport. (more...)

Schlosspark Theater: DORIS DAY - DAY BY DAY, Urauffuhrung mit Angelika Milster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Am 11. September 2016 feiert das Musicaldrama „Doris Day - Day by Day" von Rainer Lewandowski Urauffuhrung, in der Titelrolle der deutsche Musicalstar Angelika Milster - mit Live-Begleitung, einem kleinen, musicalerprobten Ensemble unter der Regie von Holger Hauer, viel Gesang (Musikalische Leitung: Ferdinand von Seebach) und schwungvollen Choreographien (Christopher Tolle). (more...)

Kit Kat Club Presents a Musical Journey Through the '30s at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Leading in to Season 34, the Roxy Regional Theatre is presenting a musical journey through the decade, cabaret style, with the new musical revue KIT KAT CLUB, August 26 - September 10. (more...)

THE HONKY TONK ANGELS and More to Continue Stages Repertory Theatre's Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Following on the heels of its summer successes Shear Madness and The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, Stages Repertory Theatre continues its 39th Season with a mix of soul-searching drama and lighthearted holiday fare. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Delivers on Dark Humor
by Katherine Waddell - Aug 15, 2016

If you're looking for a hilarious comedy that makes you feel borderline guilty for laughing, look no further than The Cripple of Inishmaan, which opened this weekend at the South Bend Civic Theatre. (more...)

Johanna Allen sings THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Stormy Weather, The Man That Got Away, Blues in the Night, Get Happy, One for My Baby, Paper Moon and Somewhere Over The Rainbow… enjoy hit after hit by Harold Arlen in Johanna Allen's The Songs That Got Away at Glen Street Theatre. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016. (more...)

NiCori Studios and Productions Announces Continuation of MUSIC AT THE MANSION 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, 'Music at the Mansion', on Sunday, August 28, at 3pm at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center in Bloomfield, NJ.  Performers include Lauren Stanford, Sean Harkness and Marieann Meringolo.  The Young Musician Moment will be Alex DiFilippo. (more...)

FOUNDERS to Play at Rockwood Music Hall 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

On Sunday, September 18th, 2016, New York based band Founders will perform at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St.) at 10 pm on Stage 3. This concert will feature Founders new program, Under The Rainbow, which showcases some of the greatest hits of all time from the U.K. and U.S., spanning over 4 centuries. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

Joe's Pub & CastAndLoose Live! present CastAndLoose Live: #RepresentationMatters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

CastAndLoose Live! returns to present CastAndLoose Live: #RepresentationMatters on Monday, August 29th. (more...)

VIDEO: Makeup Artists Brian Strumwasser, Thelma Pollard Show How They're Changing The Faces of Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

The newest video in the American Theatre Wing's 'Working In Theatre' series offers a fascinating look at the work of two Broadway makeup artists. (more...)

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