Cynthia Nixon, Tim Matheson to Play First Couple in TV's KILLING REAGAN
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today that veteran actor Tim Matheson (“The West Wing,” “Burn Notice,” “Animal House”) will star as the actor turned California governor turned president in the network's forthcoming two-hour scripted movie Killing Reagan (more...)

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Coming to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following his phenomenal decade-long success with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK, Bill Kenwright returns with an all-new instalment of classic mystery in Rehearsal For Murder from Mon 9 - Sat 14 May. (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

BEATLES BACK2BACK Back On Stage in Adelaide
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

The Beatles have been a part of the soundtrack of the last four generations.  Whether you're 60 or 20, odds are that there is at least one Beatles' song on your iPod and that it's from Abbey Roador Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  (more...)

The Edge Theater Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?The Edge Theater in Lakewood is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Sherrill as Associate Artistic Director. Mr. Sherrill was cofounder of Denver's critically acclaimed Paragon Theatre and served as its Artistic Director until 2012. (more...)

BEATLES BACK2BACK Tour to Return to Australia This August
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

The Beatles have been a part of the soundtrack of the last four generations.  Whether you're 60 or 20, odds are that there is at least one Beatles' song on your iPod and that it's from Abbey Road or Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. They are quite simply the two most iconic albums of rock's golden age. First presented in 2011 to full houses and unprecedented acclaim a national tour of BEATLES BACK2BACK featuring these 2 albums performed back to back and track by track live on stage will return this August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close Receives Inaugural Marvin Hamlisch Award at Sharon Playhouse Season Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, awarded three-time Tony Award winning Glenn Close with the inaugural Marvin Hamlisch Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre at the Season Benefit Gala Saturday, May 21 on the Sharon Playhouse stage. Check out photos below! (more...)

Applied DNA Sciences to Present at Upcoming Mauldin Economics Strategic Investment Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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BWW Review: LET IT BE Honors the Music
by Steve Feeney - May 23, 2016

LET IT BE celebrates the Beatles music with glimpses of the era from whence it came. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - AMERICAN PSYCHO's Drew Moerlein
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2016

Today, Moerlein speaks exclusively with BWW about making his debut and explains why Broadway will never be the same now that the American Psycho is in town!   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DISGRACED at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a Pulitzer Prize winner, Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee and Sacramento premiere. DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will be directed by Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson. DISGRACED will run from May 4 through June 5, 2016 with a Press Opening on Saturday, May 7 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016 New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording studio, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

BWW Preview: IFC Films' THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY, Now Playing in Houston
by Katricia Lang - May 14, 2016

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY, starring internationally adored and acclaimed actor Dev Patel (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, 2008) and Tony and Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, is now playing in Houston. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Performances began May 11 and continue through May 29 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nigel Lindsay to Replace Richard Kind in GUYS AND DOLLS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Nigel Lindsay will take over for Richard Kind as 'Nathan Detroit' in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Phoenix Theatre, beginning May 24, the Daily Mail reports this evening. (more...)

Joseph Lorenzo Wise to Release New Album SONGBOOK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

SONGBOOK is an album featuring ten live performances by Joseph Lorenzo Wise. It also features a bonus track 'Papaparazzi,' the new hit single featuring the Beethoven Fifth. The inspirational songs range from spirituals, to pop hits, to Sibelius. The CD also features one original song -- 'Dreams' -- written in New York City in the '80s by Joseph Lorenzo Wise. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Main Street Theater's '1946' World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of 1946 by Houston playwright Thomas Hagemann. Main Street produced the world premiere of Mr. Hagemann's Breakfast at Eight in 2010 as well as the staged reading of 1946 in 2014. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

THE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The company opens the season with a revival of Dorothy Bryant's DEAR MASTER, directed by acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin and featuring Kimberly King and Michael Ray Wisely. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

LEGENDS OF ROCK to Premiere at Raue Center, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome LAVA Rock as they take their show to the next level with the premiere of "Legends of Rock" at 8 p.m. on April 9, 2016. The special theatre-only show features Kerry Devine impersonating Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, David Lee Roth and Brian Johnson in full costume! (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, April 17, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, April 17, 2016! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CASA VALENTINA at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the West Coast Premiere of CASA VALENTINA by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots. The production opened on March 20 and will play through April 10, 2016, at The Pasadena Playhouse. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Good Friday with Glenn Close
by Marianka Swain - Mar 25, 2016

The great Glenn Close reprises the iconic role of Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD in a semi-staged English National Opera production at London Coliseum from next week. Lonny Price directs the strictly limited run of 43 performances, which begins on April 1 and closes May 7. The cast also includes Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Fred Johanson, Anna Woodside, Emily Bull, Julian Forsyth, Mark Goldthorp, Fenton Gray, Haydn Oakley and James Paterson. (more...)

Villanova Theatre to Map Language of Love and Loss in Brian Friel's TRANSLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Villanova Theatre presents Irish treasure Brian Friel's most celebrated play, TRANSLATIONS, directed by Valerie Joyce and on stage April 12- 24, 2016. (more...)

Rattlestick Extends IRONBOUND New York Premiere, Starring Tony Nominee Marin Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater have announced a two-week extension to the limited engagement of IRONBOUND at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). Previously set to end on Sunday, April 10, the production - which opened on Wednesday, March 16 to widespread critical acclaim - will now play its final performance on Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NAP, The Crucible, Sheffield, Mar 15 2016
by Ruth Deller - Mar 19, 2016

Finally - a play about snooker at The Crucible! Richard Bean's new comedy is a fun night out celebrating the theatre and the game. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS' Spring Slate Set: Graham, Davis & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with acclaimed British actor/singer Richard Shelton, followed by Grammy Award-winner and Zoolander 2 star Nathan Lee Graham, Grammy Award-winner and Motown legend Thelma Houston, Tony Award-nominated actress/singer Liz Callaway, and the inimitable song stylist Frenchie Davis.  (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 3/30-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya is a comedy about two dysfunctional siblings and the wild weekend that unfolds when their famous sister returns with her hunky new boy toy. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike appears from March 30 - May 1, 2016 (Opening Night is April 1) in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Broadway's Peter Gallagher Joins Cast of NBC's CRUEL INTENTIONS Reboot
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Peter Gallagher, who recently starred in Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, has joined the cast of NBC's adaptation of the 1990's film CRUEL INTENTIONS. (more...)

Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Tim Montana and the Shrednecks to Open for ZZ Top in Youngstown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Butte, MT trio--Tim Montana (lead vocals, guitar), Bryce Paul (bass) and Brian Wolff (drums)--is getting ready to head out on a U.S. and Canada tour with fellow bearded rockers, ZZ Top starting March 22 in Youngstown, OH at the Stambaugh Auditorium Concert Hall. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Extends Lucas Hnath's RED SPEEDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced an extension for RED SPEEDO, the third production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2015/16 Season. RED SPEEDO began previews on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 and officially opened on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003), and will now run through Sunday, April 3, 2016. Tickets for RED SPEEDO are on sale at www.nytw.org. (more...)

THE DOZEN DIVAS, Feat. Cher, Streisand & More, Coming to Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 4/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Streisand is coming to Cortland!  Not only that, she's bringing her friends Cher, Dolly, Liza, Adele and more when The Dozen Divas arrive at Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16.  Even more amazing, all these divas come wrapped up in one person: international performer and "America's Got Talent" finalist Dorothy Bishop. This multi-talented singer and impersonator will perform her live - not lip-synced - production at the new CRT Downtown theatre at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland.  Doors will open at 7:00 and the performance begins at 7:30. (more...)

SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre Sets 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre turns 32 years old this year and will celebrate with a 2016 summer season under the stars packed with concerts, musicals and outdoor movies.  Most performances will begin at 8 p.m. (more...)

New York Next for Glenn Close, Back in SUNSET BOULEVARD?
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, with Glenn Close reprising her role as 'Norma Desmond', opened to all-around favorable reviews this week at the London Coliseum. With all of the hype surrounding the English National Opera's stripped-down production, lyricist Don Black told the New York Post: 'But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else. I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.' (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Winner DISGRACED Comes to Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a Pulitzer Prize winner, Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee and Sacramento premiere. (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

STNJ to Open 54th Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A Song At Twilight.  (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

ABC Announces 2016 Summer Schedule
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

ABC's summer premiere dates are chronologically listed as follows (all times are EDT/PDT) Following are upcoming summer series descriptions in chronological order (all times EDT/PDT) (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Zachary Levi, Laura Osnes, Cynthia Nixon & More Set for Roundabout's Second Annual Casino Night Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Roundabout Theatre Company will host their second annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's many programs, including the Education programs and the Musical Theatre Fund. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 17, 2016
by - Apr 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

GAME OF SILENCE Star Michael Raymond-James to Lead BTG's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group announces casting for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with TV and Film actor, Michael Raymond-James as Brick. Neil Genzlinger (New York Times) suggests that Raymond-James is 'scary good," in NBC's new series Game of Silence, adding that he 'injects a sense of ominous unpredictability into this well-made revenge thriller." In addition, Michael Raymond-James has appeared in hit shows such as, True Blood and Once Upon a Time, as well as the feature films, Black Snake Moan with Justin Timberlake, and Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakespeare's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya is a comedy about two dysfunctional siblings and the wild weekend that unfolds when their famous sister returns with her hunky new boy toy. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE appears from now through May 1, 2016 (Opening Night is tonight, April 1) in the Goldman Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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