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BWW TV: Climb Aboard with Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe & the Cast of Encores! BIG RIVER
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - A Journey Into the Hundred Acre Wood
by Guest Blogger: Emma Suttell - Jan 31, 2017

Hello everyone, I am back, this time talking about more than just my experience with Honk! The Musical. While playing the role of Dot in Honk! I am also playing the role of a stage manager in training for another show, Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS. I have quickly adjusted to being a caretaker for forty-three amazing 5-10 year olds, all of whom I have gotten to know quite well in the past few weeks of rehearsal.  (more...)

Jobsite Theater Seeking Costumers and Technical Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Jobsite Theater, resident theater company at the Straz Center and winner of six 2015 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Awards and eight 2015 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards, is currently looking for both Costume Designers and Technical Directors. (more...)

The Assembly to Remount '60s Activist Story HOME/SICK at JACK in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Assembly will present a remount of their hit play, New York Times Critics' Pick HOME/SICK, about the radical student activist movement of the '60s, devised and written collectively, directed by Jess Chayes, and featuring the original 2011 cast and design team. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of West End's BAT OUT OF HELL!
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2017

Below go inside The Rehearsal room for clips from 'All Revved Up With No Place to Go,' 'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad,' 'What Part of My Body Hurts the Most,' and 'Bat Out of Hell.' (more...)

Kip Gamblin Announced to Lead THE BODYGUARD Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that Kip Gamblin will be playing the title role of The Bodyguard, Frank Farmer, in the Australian tour of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Kip is most known to Australian audiences for his roles in a wide range of television dramas including Home and Away, All Saints, Tricky Business, Dance Academy and most recently Neighbours. Kip later gained international acclaim for his performances in the BBC London's drama series Casualty where he spent two years working as a series regular. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Rehearsal Room with the Company of THE PRICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Arthur Miller's The Price will begin preview performances on Thursday, February 16, and open officially on Thursday, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE HONEY TRAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with The Honey Trap by Leo McGann. Running from February 16-26, this new drama is directed by Adam Kassim. (more...)

BWW Interview: Frances Ruffelle Talks THE WILD PARTY at Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace
by Marianka Swain - Jan 25, 2017

Frances Ruffelle is perhaps best known for originating the role of Eponine in Les Miserables. She's since done numerous other stage roles, produced several albums and represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, and will soon star as Queenie in The Wild Party, the opening musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber's revamped The Other Palace; the show begins previews on 13 February. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dalton Allison - An Interview with Sophie Verhalen
by Guest Blogger: Dalton Allison - Jan 25, 2017

As Assistant Director of The Fantastic Mr. Fox, I have gotten to know several of the young performers that are participating in the production. I sat down with Sophie Verhalen, who plays Mr. Fox. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - For Matthew: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at GCIT
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jan 25, 2017

The power of theatre is not only to entertain, but to heal, honor, and harbor the most pressing themes. (more...)

WAM Theatre Seeking Submissions for FRESH TAKES Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WAM Theatre has put out a call for actor and stage manager submissions for Fresh Takes, a series of three play readings that will take place on select Sundays between March and June. Curated by WAM Theatre's Artistic Associate Molly Clancy, Fresh Takes will give a stage to ground-breaking works - which have been successfully presented elsewhere but are new to our Berkshire audiences - that tell women's stories. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE UNDERSTUDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Leonard Sillevis (Cowboy Mouth, Kings Head; King John, The Union Theatre), Emma Taylor (NewsRevue, Canal Cafe; The Birds, Leicester Square Theatre; The Nanny, Soho Theatre) and Samuel John (A Long Day's Journey into Night, Bermuda Arts Festival; Dead Funny and Our Walk Through the World, The Old Red Lion) have been cast in Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy, which will make its UK Premiere at the Canal Cafe Theatre this February. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 23, 2017

When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started my day on the highest of notes: Marisha's bubbly and down to earth personality drew me in the first moment I saw her perform in the hit musical 'Something Rotten!' (more...)

First Person with NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger: My Second Chance at Crutchie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!, playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event reunites original cast members Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Below, Keenan-Bolger joins BroadwayWorld as a guest author to explain why this second chance at Crutchie was so important to him... (more...)

New York Philharmonic Open Rehearsal For 2/9 CANCELLED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Open Rehearsal scheduled to take place Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 9:45 a.m. is cancelled due to a predicted winter storm that has caused a change in The Rehearsal schedule. (more...)

BWW Interview: CAST of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Feb 9, 2017

BWW Interviews Cast of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Fulton Theatre now through February 19, 2017, under the direction of Marc Robin. (more...)

JCTC presents BLACKOUT: Experiencing Race Through Immersive Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

JCTC (Jersey City Theater Center) presents the premiere of BLACKOUT, a No Peeking Theatre production that takes a multifaceted look at the African-American experience through a unique, and immersive theatre experience.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae
by Gianluca Russo - Feb 7, 2017

With the announcement that Fox's So You Think You Can Dance will be returning this summer, this time reverting back to contestants ages 18-30, we decided to look back on this past season's incredibly talented kids. From hip hop to jazz to contemporary, season 13 of SYTYCD certainly did not disappoint, showing us that age means nothing when it comes to talent. One of our favorite contestants, second runner-up Tate McRae, proved week after week that a 13 year old can be as marvelous a dancer as an adult, sometimes even better. McRae was kind enough to speak with us about her time on SYTYCD and her plans for the future. (more...)

Wolverhampton Theatres Combine to Work with Young Actors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

???????In September 2016, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and the Arena Theatre combined creative forces to launch a Youth Theatre, which rehearses weekly in the Arena's main auditorium. (more...)

Alley Repertory Theater presents BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

On February 24th, Alley Repertory Theater will open BUYER & CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins, a comedy about the idiosyncrasies of the real Barbra Streisand, starring Jodi Eichelberger. Directed by Alley Rep Artistic Director Buffie Main, BUYER & CELLAR will run for three weekends at Visual Arts Collective with doors opening at 7:00 pm and the show beginning at 8:00 pm. Starting at 7:30 pm on show nights, Let Harris Neustaedter will sing a set of Streisand classics with live accompaniment. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

2017/18 BAX Artist in Residence and Space Grant Applications Open
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Artist in Residence BAX asks artists to submit a Letter of Intent to be selected to submit a full proposal for the Artist in Residence program.The Letter of Intent can only be submitted online no later than Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 5:00pm. All applicants will be notified by Friday March 10, 2017. (more...)

WNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016-2017 season with the company premieres of two modern American masterworks of opera: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Dead Man Walking, February 25-March 11, 2017 in the Opera House, and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's Champion, March 4- 18, 2017 in the Opera House. Both operas explore the theme of social justice which is often associated with John F. Kennedy and are presented as part of JFKC, the Kennedy Center's season-long celebration of President Kennedy's centennial. Using many of the same designers and scenic elements, the directors of each opera have worked collaboratively to create two distinct worlds in each new production to showcase the issues of Justice, Courage, and Freedom at the heart of these two compelling stories. An additional special event will continue the exploration of these themes: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will headline Justice at the Opera on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Opera House. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jennifer Rudin - Meet FREEWAY Director Terry Milner
by Guest Blogger: Jennifer Rudin - Feb 7, 2017

Meet FREEWAY Director Terry Milner (more...)

MasterVoices Invites Audience To Take Part In Performance Of St. John Passion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Jon Hendricks' MILES AHEAD Gets New York Premiere 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Jon Hendricks' Miles Ahead - almost 50 years in the making - is finally to receive its global premiere in New York on Friday 17 February 2017, at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: NOISES OFF at The Segal Centre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Feb 6, 2017

Noises Off is a show that has kept audiences rolling in the aisles for more than 30 years. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Moment with Rollins Student Director Kathleen Capdesuñer on CONSTELLATIONS
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 6, 2017

Last year BroadwayWorld Orlando interviewed Rollins student Kathleen Capdesuñer when she directed DETROIT. This year Kathleen directed CONSTELLATIONS as her final piece before graduation. I had a chance to catch up with Kathleen to talk about the show. (more...)

iTheatrics Releases First-Ever Book on Building Musical Theater Programs for Young People
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

When iTheatrics, the world's leading authority on musical theater for young people, says, 'We wrote the book on music theater education,' they mean it. (more...)

BWW Review: WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE) at Circle Theater
by Robin Bangert - Feb 20, 2017

It was a packed house last night at Fort Worth's charming Circle Theater for the preview of Director Aaron Posner's "Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love)". Classic 60's love songs gently set the tone and era as a cheerful audience settled into their seats. The play is based on three short stories by famed author Kurt Vonnegut. Our subject for the evening, apropos for Valentine's weekend is, of course, love. The universal language and the universal puzzle. Over the course of three separate stories, seven actors playing 14 roles collectively delve into the many incarnations of love. (more...)

Merely Theatre Presents TWELFTH NIGHT and ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

For 2017, Merely Theatre embark on second national tour of genderblind work with two of Shakespeare's best loved shows performed in rep: Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's White-and-Gold Big Top Goes Up for LUZIA in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Cirque du Soleil is back in San Jose with its latest soul-touching production LUZIA, which started setting-up today with the raising of its massive white-and-gold Big Top at Taylor Street Bridge. A team of more than 60 men and women worked for several hours to pound pegs, unfurl the canvas, and push more than 100 supporting poles to make the intimate tent take its shape. (more...)

BLACKLISTERS' Luke Gomez Advises, 'Buy a Shovel and Grab Onto Something Sturdy'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

When asked what inspired his new work, Blacklisters, Lucas Gomez said, 'Sometimes I like giving out obviously wrong answers because I get this question a lot with the types of plays I write but this one is absolutely genuine.' (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE BODYGUARD in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that the Melbourne season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at the Regent Theatre from 24 August. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)

Portland Shakespeare Project to Present Staged Reading of Modern Verse A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project presents a staged reading of Jeff Whitty's modern verse translation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Play on! project. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Casting for MAD LIBS LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) opens its 2017 season entitled Mad About You with the interactive word game-turned-musical Mad Libs Live. (more...)

Guest Blog: Deaf Actress and BSL Signer Jennifer Wilson Talks THISBE
by Guest Blog: Jennifer Wilson - Feb 16, 2017

Jennifer Wilson talks translating Shakespeare into BSL for Thisbe (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer and Lyricist Robert J Sherman Talks BUMBLESCRATCH
by Marianka Swain - Feb 16, 2017

Composer and lyricist Robert J Sherman's work includes musicals Love Birds and Bumblescratch. The latter, set during the Great Plague and Great Fire of London and told from a perspective of a plague rat, received a gala concert presentation last year at the Adelphi Theatre starring Darren Day, Jessica Martin and Michael Xavier. The cast recording is now available on CD from SimG Records. (more...)

BWW Interview: Laura Osnes On CRAZY FOR YOU's 25th Anniversary Concert: 'It's Exhilarating'
by Leigh Scheps - Feb 16, 2017

'It's possible.' Especially for Broadway's original Cinderella, Laura Osnes, who is busier than ever these days rehearing for multiple shows and benefit concerts. On Sunday, February 19, the Tony Award nominated actress will play Polly Baker in Manhattan Concert Productions' one-night only 25th anniversary performance of Crazy for You at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Jennifer Damiano, Jason Tam and More Will Take Part in Reading of New Rock & Roll Musical RADIO 930
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

RADIO 930, a new musical, will be have an industry presentation (by invitation only) on Thursday, February 23 at 11AM and 3PM at The Rehearsal Studio, Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center (480) W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Beatles-Inspired IMAGINE to Play Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Beatles are one of the most beloved rock bands in history. There's now a show that brings their songs and stories to life - although not by presenting their music. (more...)

Live Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About Surveillance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, is pleased to present WE'RE WATCHING, the first major survey of performances by contemporary American artists exploring surveillance and its impact on our identities. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE UNDERSTUDY Opens at the Canal Cafe Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Leonard Sillevis (Cowboy Mouth, Kings Head; King John, The Union Theatre), Emma Taylor (NewsRevue, Canal Cafe; The Birds, Leicester Square Theatre; The Nanny, Soho Theatre) and Samuel John (A Long Day's Journey into Night, Bermuda Arts Festival; Dead Funny and Our Walk Through the World, The Old Red Lion) have been cast in Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy, which will make its UK Premiere at the Canal Cafe Theatre this February. (more...)

BWW Interview: Conleth Hill On WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Marianka Swain - Feb 13, 2017

Conleth Hill is beloved by millions of Game of Thrones watchers as spymaster Varys, but he's also a respected theatre actor, with work ranging from The Cherry Orchard and Stones in His Pockets to the 2013 revival of Quartermaine's Terms. He's about to embark on Edward Albee's masterpiece Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring opposite Imelda Staunton; the production begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 22 February. (more...)

California Symphony To Perform An All-French Program At Leshner Center of The Arts, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in a program of French and French-inspired music on Sunday, March 19 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. (more...)

BWW Feature: Theatre Tallahassee's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Journals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Melissa Findley chronicles the first week of rehearsals for TT's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. (more...)

Hal Holbrook's Grandson to Star in ROMEO AND JULIET at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Actor Will Holbrook says he knew what he wanted to do with his life from a very early age. As a boy of 5, he used to put on shows for his parents, and developed a love for performing that continues to drive him today at age 19. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our morning brief for 2017! Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

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