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Tony Awards Close-Up: Daniel Sullivan Explains How He Brought THE LITTLE FOXES Back with Not One But Two Leading Ladies!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017

As the director of MTC's six-time Tony nominated revival of The Little Foxes, Daniel Sullivan has had the pleasure of bringing the classic to life twice over- with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon in rotating roles. What was their strategy in The Rehearsal room? Figuring it out as they went! (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Sandra Day O'Connor High School Summer Intensive
by Emma Suttell - May 26, 2017

As the school year comes to a close, the window opens for summer intensives. This year, located in Phoenix, Sandra Day O'Connor High School is holding their annual "Theatre Rocks" Summer Camp. For incoming 7th through 12th graders, the school is putting on a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in a short rehearsal process of only five weeks. (more...)

WCT Announces Open Registration For A.C.T. Productions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A.C.T. Productions gives students the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of participating in a Mainstage show at WCT. Each student participating in this program is guaranteed a role in the production. However, they will still get the invaluable experience of going through an audition process to determine which role they will have. They will also attend theater classes designed to develop and strengthen their core stage skills as they approach the audition date. We want every student to feel confident and excited about their audition opportunity. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Ladies of MARVIN'S ROOM
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

THAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winning Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler Talks ABC's DIRTY DANCING & Finding an Honest Connection to the Music
by Courtney Savoia - May 22, 2017

Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and director, Andy Blankenbuehler, has worked on some of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, including Hamilton and In the Heights, and has used movement to connect to the complex and beautiful truth of the human condition. His current project, choreographing the long-anticipated ABC revival of one of the most classic movies of all-time, Dirty Dancing, has allowed Blankenbuehler to keep flexing his artistic muscles, and enter into a world of increased depth and discovery with its cherished characters. Since the original first debuted, Blankenbuehler was moved by its powerful themes of strength, liberation, love, and allowing the art of dance to serve as a powerful voice. (more...)

Guest Blog: James Seager On The Return Of ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND
by Guest Blog: James Seager - May 22, 2017

Personally, I don't think there's any point bringing back a show unless you can improve it, which is why we've revisited Alice's Adventures Underground for 2017. (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager CECILIA LIGHTHALL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

Today, we introduce you to PSM Cecilia Lighthall, one of Tennessee's finest: My first SM assignment in college was Selkie. I had been an ASM before that. But, that was my first one as lead. My first professional show was Cabaret at Chaffin's Barn in 2004. My most recent show was Posterity with Nashville Repertory Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Deborah Dada Feels Free When She Sings
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the fourth and final video, Deborah Dada discusses how she feels so free when she's singing. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Bob Rizzo - May 19, 2017

Tony-nominee Denis Jones talks HOLIDAY INN, his journey as a choreographer, and MARY POPPINS at Papermill Playhouse (more...)

Scottish stars line up for the 30th Anniversary Tour of Tony Roper's THE STEAMIE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Opening in Kirkcaldy on Wednesday 6th September, 2017, the show will celebrate 30 years entertaining audience across Scotland with a tour which takes in His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Dundee Rep, Ayr Gaiety, Eden Court Inverness, the Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling, Kings Theatre Glasgow and the Kings Theatre Edinburgh. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Nathan Louis-Fernand Feels Unstoppable with Dance
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the third video, Nathan Louis-Fernand discusses how dance is the driving force in his life and makes him feel unstoppable. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY in the Rehearsal Studio
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

The cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story presented musical excerpts of the production, and the producers of the historic Bucks County Playhouse and Philadelphia's thriving Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts shared insight into their unique collaboration on the musical, which will come to both venues this spring and summer. BroadwayWorld has footage from The Rehearsal in NYC below! (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Owen Chaponda Uses His Voice to Inspire
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the second video, Owen Chaponda discusses how he uses his singing to communicating his story and his background. (more...)

UNEXPECTED Cast Are Destined for Greatness
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jonathan Gradilla said he is excited to be playing Connor in Unexpected by John Perovich. Gradilla's past credits with Brelby include Ted inPeter and the Starcatcher, the Nutcracker in Quest for Claus: the Musical, as well as serving as assistant stage manager for The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Rutendo Mushonga Dances Above and Beyond
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the first video, dancer Rutendo Mushonga talks 'The Lioness Chant' and that even though it is a very intense scene for dancers, she strives to not give up. (more...)

BWW Previews: LIVES OF OTHERS at Oddbird Theatre
by Zofeen Maqsood - May 16, 2017

As part of Airbnb's 'Trips', guests who book through Airbnb also get to attend an exclusive workshop (more...)

MOMENTUM '17: City Theatre presents Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

City Theatre is excited to announce the plays and events included in Momentum '17: New Plays at Different Stages, the South Side theater company's annual festival of new play development. The annual festival will run from May 31 - June 4, 2017 and will include three public presentations of plays - plus one musical - at different stages in the development process, a closed reading of new work by a Young Playwrights Festival Alumnus, a Happy Hour/Artists Meet & Greet with Urbanist Pittsburgh, and an interactive opportunity to participate in conversation with local playwright Tami Dixon for an upcoming project. The readings and events are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged to guarantee seating and can be made at CityTheatreCompany.org or by calling the box office at 412-431-CITY (2489). (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and Sparkle
by David Edward Perry - May 15, 2017

All you have to do is dream and baby they'll be there. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre Atlanta
by Amy Zipperer - May 12, 2017

The North American tour of Finding Neverland, the Broadway musical that tells the inspirational story of the creation of Peter Pan, is making its home at Atlanta's Fox atre from May 16 - 21, and it's bringing with it an extraordinary cast, including Christine Dwyer in the role of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Dwyers was gracious enough to share a little bit about her experience with the tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sergio Trujillo and More in Rehearsal for ARRABAL at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, has just unveiled a first look at The Rehearsal process of Arrabal. Check it out below! (more...)

Monkhead Theatre Presents DEAD SOULS at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Featuring live video feedback and sound sculpture, Monkhead Theatre presents a non-traditional adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's 19th century masterpiece. Be prepared to explore the world beyond the stage, as we set our characters loose on 21st century London… (more...)

Director Danielle Howard Returns to Hackmatack for Season's First Show SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

When Danielle Howard of Dover heard that Hackmatack Playhouse was producing "She Loves Me" this summer, she immediately called to see if the Berwick summer theater needed a director for this 1963 musical that is one of her favorites. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

                Music, dance and special events fill the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 full season line up of events.  In addition to CSC's theatrical events the 2017 - 18 season will see the return of audience favorite series, such as, the January Thaw Music Festival and the annual Dance Fest all while hosting an array of exciting guest artists. (more...)

Brelby Serves Up Real Magic in THE PLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Magic comes in many forms. Some say it's the kind of illusion we see on stages where rabbits are pulled out of hats and people and things disappear in puffs of smoke. Some say it's what happens when stars line up and people are brought together to form lasting bonds. At Brelby Theatre Company, it's both. And more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 6, 2017

Completing the Circle:  360Rep Co, Raises Awareness for Gays Against Guns with The Pulse Project Premiere By Amy Oestreicher (more...)

BWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGON
by Matthew Blank - Jun 6, 2017

Stage veteran Orville Mendoza, currently starring in Classic Stage's revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES, opens up on a number of provocative and essential topics. (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis Kendrick of Mill Mountain Theatre's THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Christopher Castanho - Jun 6, 2017

The Jungle Book, a short play based on the classic stories by Rudyard Kipling, is Roanoke's very own Mill Mountain Theatre's summer outreach production, taking live theatre to unconventional settings, including parks and libraries. This production feature's MMT's 2017 Summer Apprentice Company. I was lucky enough to sit down with the director and adaptor of the well-known tale to hear about the process creating this new play and learn more about how Mill Mountain Theatre is spreading the gift of theatre across Roanoke, for free. (more...)

LOVER LOVER to Debut at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lover Lover is a story on an old theme with a new spin. It is a story about unrequited love, but it is also a story about identity, sexuality, polyamory, and about the limitations and possibilities of love. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maegan Azar of INTIMATE APPAREL at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - Jun 6, 2017

'The play's text is so rich with details, and you really have to mine it, investigate it like a detective, to find everything out about your character that you can.' (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

New Century Theatre Company Takes on New Directions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

After 10 years of producing award-winning productions and helping to change the face of mid-level professional theatre in Seattle, New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) is excited to share several new developments in its future. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Carolee Carmello
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 25, 2017

You might not know this man but you sure will know this woman, the effervescent Carolee Carmello.  Carolee swings by to discuss FALSETTOS, PARADE, LESTAT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SCANDALOUS, TUCK EVERLASTING, and so much more! Carolee pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how a business major went on to become a three time Tony nominee, what song did she hear in someone else's dressing room that gave her a panic attack , and why she is not a fan of The Rehearsal process! (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Mark Lukas: Chemistry?...Yeah, Chemistry!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 24, 2017

'There's this line in the show that I think is key to understanding Sky and Sarah's romance. 'Chemistry?' she asks, and he says, 'Yeah, chemistry.' The message is that when that connection between two people happens, it doesn't really matter what you've predicted for yourself. What's real is the chemistry, not the intellectual idea. Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown each have qualities the other is lacking, and together they fill in the gaps.' The speaker is the charismatic young actor, Stephen Mark Lukas, who will be making his Maine State Music Theatre debut in his first ever performances as the suave gambler Sky Masterson in Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls, which runs at the Pickard Theater from June 28-July 15. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts
by Gil Kaan - Jun 23, 2017

The national tour of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES lands in Southern California beginning July 7 at STAPLES Center. Enhancing the tale of the Super Heroes' recovery of the Wand of Watoomb from the clutches of Loki and his crew of fellow villains will be massive video projections, advanced special effects, and stunts from aerialists, acrobats and motorcycle riders. We had the chance to catch director James Hadley during a break from his New Orleans rehearsal. (more...)

BWW Previews: NEW VOICE PLAY FESTIVAL at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Jun 23, 2017

You can have the chance to be a theater critic this weekend as the Old Opera House presents the New Voice Play Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - Jun 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tinashe Kajese of ECLIPSED at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Jun 16, 2017

The regional premiere of Eclipsed, Danai Gurira's play that opened at the Public Theater in 2015 to significant critical praise before transferring to Broadway in 2016, is currently running at Synchronicity Theatre through June 25. The play, which garnered six Tony Award nominations, tells the story of five Liberian women and their struggles to survive during the Second Liberian Civil War. I caught up with Tinashe Kajese, a notable Atlanta actor and the director of Synchronicity's production of Eclipsed, to talk to her about her experience with the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Things Get Freaky at the Alley In FREAKY FRIDAY
by Gary Laird - Jun 15, 2017

FREAKY FRIDAY, a new musical from Disney, is based on the 1976 original movie and 2003 remake of the same name. It's a simple premise. Career mother and teenage daughter don't get along. (Stop me if you've heard this one.) (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Autumn Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse announces today two new plays for the 2017 autumn period.  Internationally-acclaimed theatre artist, Yael Farber, makes her Donmar debut directing David Harrower's haunting Knives in Hens with full casting that includes Christian Cook, Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan.  This will be the play's first major London revival since its premiere in 1995, when it instantly established Harrower as one of the UK's leading playwrights.  (more...)

Guest Blog: Writer Mike Akers On Adapting LA STRADA
by Guest Blog: Mike Akers - Jun 13, 2017

La Strada is one of Federico Fellini's most memorable films. It won the inaugural Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and a host of other awards at prestigious festivals all over the world in the Fifties. The story of Gelsomina, a poverty-stricken young woman sold by her mother to Zampano, a brutish itinerant street performer, certainly struck a chord with audiences at the time, and the role of Gelsomina made an international star of Fellini's wife Giulietta Masina. (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching up with Marco DiGeorge about SUPERIOR DONUTS
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 11, 2017

Written by Tracy Letts in 2008, the play jumped to Broadway in 2009 and is now a sitcom on CBS. The original play is also now appearing at Theater On The Edge. I had a chance to catch up with Artistic Director, Marco DiGeorge about the show. (more...)

BWW Blog: Casting Results of HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS
by Emma Suttell - Jun 11, 2017

The How to Succeed cast has been announced for this year's summer intensive at Sandra Day O'Connor High School and the students have several things to say. Everyone in the cast has successfully made it through an intense week of auditions, callbacks, and vocal rehearsals, and several of them are already proud of the immense progress everyone in the cast has made. (more...)

BWW Interview: LiveArts in Charlottesville Explores DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Pulitzer Prize Winning American Drama
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 1, 2017

Charlottesville-based LiveArts, one of central Virginia's premiere volunteer theatre companies, is taking on DEATH OF A SALESMAN, placing it in their intimate Gibson Theatre space to once again throw a spotlight on Willy's tattered American dream, running through June 4, 2017. (more...)

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