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VELVET Star Tom Oliver Premieres New One-Man Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Rising theatre star Tom Oliver, recently announced as Marcia Hines' co-star for the 2017 Australian and New Zealand tour of hit circus-cabaret Velvet, will debut his anticipated one-man show More Than A Boy this month at Brisbane Powerhouse as a highlight of the annual Wonderland Festival. (more...)

Cooking Channel to Premiere New Series PATTI LABELLE'S PLACE, 12/3
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

PATTI LABELLE'S PLACE premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, December 3rd at 11am ET/8am PT on Cooking Channel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Photos for Porchlight Music Theatre's END OF THE RAINBOW at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

It's December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback....again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiance and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get 'beyond The Rainbow' with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play with music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American history.  (more...)

Pot of Gold! FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Extends at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension of FINIAN'S RAINBOW, which will now run through December 31. Directed and adapted by Charlotte Moore (Da), FINIAN'S RAINBOW began previews on October 26, 2016, and officially opened November 6, 2016 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. (more...)

New Cooperative to Tour to Regional Theaters Nationwide; Will Launch with Tectonic Theater Project Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Trish Santini, Peter Flynn and Frank Butler announced today the formation of their new company Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC), a not-for-profit organization that will produce and present productions that can tour regional theaters nationwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at END OF THE RAINBOW, Opening Tonight at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of End of The Rainbow, tonight, November 4, through December 4, featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as 'Judy Garland,' direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as 'Anthony,' at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its upcoming revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell, playing March 5 - April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Angela Ingersoll Stars in THE 12 DAMES OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Award-winning Chicago dynamo Angela Ingersoll rings in the holiday season with her fun and festive one-woman-show The 12 Dames of Christmas at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.  Backed by a stellar band, Ingersoll takes audiences on a hilarious and heartwarming journey through the holiday songbook as she applies her impressively versatile voice to holiday classics by twelve legendary songstresses.  The 12 Dames of Christmas will be performed at the ECC Arts Center's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin on Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards Update -Alexis Sims, Xavier Orozco Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Danielle Hope to Join Star-Studded Cast of DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

With less than one month to go until the opening of Birmingham's favourite pantomime, Qdos Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce that West End actress and singer DANIELLE HOPE will join JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER and MATT SLACK in this year's magical, festive production of Dick Whittington from Mon 19 Dec 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017.  (more...)

Award-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. (more...)

Rainbow Theatre Project Presents THE DOMA DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Rainbow Theatre Project's next reading, The DOMA Diaries, which was a resounding success at this past summer's Fringe Festival, examines The Defense of Marriage Act and the effects it has on the lives of three LGBTQ couples. The DOMA Diaries will be performed on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12 at 7:30pm at Source Theatre. (more...)

Paisley Park Sets Date for Historic Celebration of Prince
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced dates for a four-day special event, CELEBRATION 2017, which will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Prince, as the world marks the first anniversary of his passing. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Walnut Street Theatre
by Pati Buehler - Nov 22, 2016

The Merry Old Land of Oz lands in Philly in time for the Holiday Season. (more...)

Danny Howard Curates 'Fire Beats Vol 2' - Nothing Else Matters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard presents the second of his curated Fire Beats EPs on his new label, Nothing Else Matters. The EP features 4 tracks selected by Danny, from a selection of up and coming and more established artists. (more...)

Writers in Performance Annual Showcase at TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is "Home." Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students.  On Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30PM, the troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting.  We are proud to have members of the BMCC student community in the production (denoted below). Join us to experience this dynamic exchange between the written word and the art of performance!  Tickets are FREE, with a suggested donation of $10, and can be purchased in person at Ticketing Services in the lobby of 199 Chambers St. or by calling 212.220.1460.   (more...)

PICTURE INCOMPLETE Sketched Out on Stage at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

Cheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack will star in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which will run from January 7th through the 28th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

TV: Jenn Colella, Kendra Kassebaum, and Joel Hatch Tell Us About COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Nov 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld was on location in Toronto at the newly restored Royal Alexandra Theatre talking with the cast of Come From Away! Check out the video below! (more...)

DreamWrights' The Wizard of Oz Promises that There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This holiday season, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is staging the Royal Shakespeare Company's version of The Wizard of Oz.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cumpsty, Dee Hoty and More in THE LION IN WINTER at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Two River Theater presents James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. The press opening is Friday, November 18 at 8pm. Performances will continue through Sunday, December 4 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. BroadwayWorld has a look at the starry company in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: NW Children's Theater & School Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

There's no place like Oz! This holiday season, travel over The Rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and wizards. Join four unlikely friends as they set out to discover wisdom, compassion, courage, and the way home. (more...)

Danielle Hope, Dianne Pilkington, Kieran Brown and More Set for GIGGIN4GOOD: CHRISTMAS GOES…POP! Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

On Sunday 11th December, Giggin4Good returns with 'Christmas goes...POP!', an evening of festive songs and Christmas number ones, all performed by an array of West End talent - headlined by Danielle Hope, Dianne Pilkington and Kieran Brown. (more...)

Zach Heckendorf + Joe Hertler And The Rainbow Seekers at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

By age 18, Denver native ZACH HECKENDORF signed his first record deal, released his first album, played Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre and shared stages with Rodrigo y Gabriela, John Butler Trio, Brett Dennen, The Lumineers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Guster, and One Republic. That was then. (more...)

PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD to Play Stages Repertory Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Stages continues its holiday tradition with the world premiere of PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD. This is the ninth British pantomime that Stages has produced, and the eighth to receive its world premiere at Stages during the holiday season. (more...)

Marti Webb to Join LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Award-winning star MARTI WEBB, will join the previously announced JOHN PARTRIDGE and ADRIAN ZMED. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for JEST END 2106 at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with an exciting stage adaptation of the all-time classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Rodney Glen Roberts, THE WIZARD OF OZ began previews on November 8th, opens on November 16th and runs through January 8th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Northwest Children's Theater Travels Over the Rainbow with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

There's no place like Oz! This holiday season, travel over The Rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and wizards. Join four unlikely friends as  they set out to discover wisdom, compassion, courage, and the way home. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Featuring Marti Webb, to Hit The King's Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Marti Webb is to join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award-winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, when it arrives at the King's in Glasgow from, 25-29 July 2017 (more...)

The Consumer Technology Association Inducts 17 Visionaries into the 2016 CT Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

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Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Presents L.A. Debut of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Skirball Cultural Center presents the L.A. debut of the 'live documentary' The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller on Today, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. In a one-night-only engagement, taking place in an intimate 300-seat venue, the screening will feature Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrating the film in person while the acclaimed indie rock band Yo La Tengo performs their original score. Described by author and Harper's Magazine contributing editor Rebecca Solnit as 'a movie being born as you see it and hear it, as alive as music,' the documentary traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), who experimented for fifty years to find out what a single person can do on behalf of humanity. (more...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Stages continues its holiday tradition with the world premiere of PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they skip down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the way home. This is the ninth British pantomime that Stages has produced, and the eighth to receive its world premiere at Stages during the holiday season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sony/ATV SIgns Alan Walker to Worldwide Deal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Norwegian DJ, songwriter, recording artist and producer Alan Walker to a worldwide deal. (more...)

Tom Parker and the Cast of GREASE to Perform at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

GREASE is the word! The hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 27 November - Saturday 2 December 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD gets silly at Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Dec 6, 2016

This year STAGES reinvents OZ for a sardonic look at what 2016 means for America, all the while offering a fun frothy musical on the surface. It's an odd mix of jabs at the federal government combined with a jingoistic love of all things Texas. It works though, and gosh darn it if it isn't fun! (more...)

Jon Steinhagen's BLIZZARD '67 to Open 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER January 12 - February 18, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Thursday, January 19 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

'The Best Native American Stories For Children' is Released in Paperback
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Contained within 186 pages in 6x9 paperback format, Mullins brings history to life along with original art by award winning artist C.L. Hause. Most Native American tribes did not write down or record their history, so we have to find out about their past in other ways. They used games, myths, dance, and impersonation to teach the children of their history and ways of life. Their storytelling was filled with family, heritage and stories of the earth. It is through storytelling, that the rich history of the Native American tribes is alive and well today. It has been shared and preserved and still pays tribute to fallen heroes of the past. It is through these glimpses into the past, and these stories much like the ones that are contained in this book, that you can see what a proud heritage they possess and how in tune with the Earth Native Americans really are. Included in this collection are: The Woman and Her Bear, The First Moccisons, At The Rainbow's End, The Gift of Corn, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, How the Deer got His Horns, The Orphan Boy Captured by the Bad Thunderbirds, Dream Walk, The Origin of Fire and the Canoe, How the Milky Way Came To Be, Turtle Goes to War, How the Bear Lost His Tail, The Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine, The Story of the Drum, Ghost of the White Deer, The Boy and the Turtles, The Story of the Buffalo-painted Lodges, The Story of the First Pine Trees, Contents of the Medicine Bag, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, How the Redbird got his Color, The Story of the Camp of the Ghosts, The Story of the Little Burnt Face Girl, Dance of the Dead, The Bear Man, How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun, Tipi Etiquette, and many more. For further information, on the writing visit G.W. Mullins' web site at http://gwmullins.wixsite.com/officialsite/best-native-american-stories-childr. For information on the art of C.L. Hause visit his web site at http://clarencehause.wix.com/homepage G.W. Mullins is a Native American of Cherokee decent. He has been a published author for several years releasing several titles that are based in Native American history and folklore. He recently released book one in his From The Dead Of Night Series, the best-selling novel Daniel Is Waiting, which is available on Amazon.com, Kobo, Google Book Store, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble and other book sellers worldwide. C.L. Hause is an award winning artist who possesses a Bachelor Of Arts Degree specializing in Studio Art. He was the winner of the 2013 Johnny Hart Memorial Award as well of several others. He has always been inspired by nature, primitive and Native American design. He is currently finishing his MFA Degree in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: FROZEN Receives a Special Visit, KING AND I Gets Merry, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the King and I tour dusting off their holiday spirit, a special Pixar visit for the cast of Frozen at Disneyland, and more! (more...)

Grease is the Word at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Grease is the word! The hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, stopping off in Glasgow on Tuesday 9 May for 11 nights. Tom Parker (The Wanted) will be making his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko, Danielle Hope (Over The Rainbow winner) will be playing Sandy, and Louisa Lytton (Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders) is taking on the role of Rizzo.  (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep
by Courtney Savoia - Dec 1, 2016

In these uncertain and often turbulent times, it's so important to have a glimmer of hope to see the journey through. Irish Rep, which showcases Irish & Irish-America productions Off-Broadway, is rediscovering those themes that have plagued our country for decades with their latest production of 'Finian's Rainbow.' First premiering on Broadway in 1947, this iconic show explore the notions of greed, prejudice, and conflict in our country while trying to keep an optimistic attitude about human nature, belonging, and the meaning of life. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Extends Again at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, Irish Repertory Theatre announced today a second extension of FINIAN'S RAINBOW, which will now run through January 29, 2017. (more...)

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