San Diego High School Selected to Present the Regional World Premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego, CA will present the regional premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN. Written by Daniel Robert Sullivan and a team of New York City teenagers, Prospect High: Brooklyn was developed in partnership with Education at Roundabout and the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. The play will have its world premiere in 23 high school productions across the country, September 2015 - May 2016. The high school will present the play at 2:30 PM on May 19th, and at 7:00 PM on May 19th, 20th, and 21st at the Ole Kittleson Little Theatre, located at 2425 Dusk Dr., San Diego, CA 92139. Tickets are $8.00-10.00 and may be purchased on the school's website. Call 619-470-0555 for more information. (more...)

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Set for UCLA This June
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce the 2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for SOUL, the Life of Marvin Gaye
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

This summer, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Hackney Empire will co-produce the world premiere of Soul, a new play by Roy Williams about the family life of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Directed by James Dacre and designed by Jon Bausor, Soul takes to Northampton's Royal stage from Friday 20 May to Saturday 11 June, before its run at Hackney Empire from Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 3 July.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Rehearsal photos below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Russell On DR FAUSTUS And Kit Harington!
by Carrie Dunn - May 5, 2016

We talk to Jenna Russell about playing Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus, her collaboration with director Jamie Lloyd - and what Kit Harington is really like! (more...)

BWW Blog: Daniella Ignacio - Life (Without Performing) Can Be Beautiful: How to Survive When You're Not In A Show
by Guest Blogger: Daniella Ignacio - May 4, 2016

Hello hello hello, fellow theatre fans! My name is Daniella, I'm 17 and I'm new here today. The small town in New Jersey that I come from seems so far away. Actually it doesn't, as I am writing this from my school library and unfortunately do not live in New York City yet. But I digress. Through this blog, I plan to document the life of what it's like as a teenager obsessed with musical theatre. Due to my passion for this art form, there aren't many times in the year when I'm not working on a production in some capacity. However, every year since I have begun participating in local theatre, I have not performed much during the spring beyond my school's spring musical, which usually has performances in March. In the beginning, I found it unfathomable to not be involved with productions during this time, but as the years go by, I continually discover that it can be helpful to take time off from performing. Here are some of my tips for dealing with not being in a show: (more...)

RDT Announces New Collaboration with Utah Youth Orchestra & Ensembles
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Utah Youth Philharmonic and Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Repertory Dance Theatre, will be performing the U.S. premiere of "HandsFree", Anna Meredith's first body percussion piece. This will be the first time that Utah Youth members, under Barbara Scowcroft, Music Director and Conductor, have performed a piece without instruments. They will also be joined by Utah Youth Junior Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dan Rich, for Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra to Travel to China This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

It's an opportunity not even all professional musicians encounter -- a chance to take their music on the road (or in this case-in the air for 13+ hours), but that's exactly the reward waiting for Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra at the end of their 2015-16 season! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Michael Williams
by Caroline Sposto - May 3, 2016

Next week the Memphis Orpheum will teem with gun-toting lugs in pinstripes and leggy Jazz Age chorines as BULLETS OVER BROADWAY takes the stage. This roaring twenties crime comedy, based on Woody Allen's 1994 film by the same title was transformed for the stage with Susan Stroman's guidance. In Allen's film, the lead character, David Shayne, was played by John Cusack. In this stage version, a young actor named Michael Williams inhabits the role. (more...)

Parisian Pop Princess COCOVAN Shares Video for 'Chic' via NOISEY
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

French glam pop artist Cocovan is revealing her self-directed video for her danceable, feel-good single “Chic (Someone to Love)” via Noisey. (more...)

Theatre UCF's Production of ALMOST, MAINE Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Theatre UCF opens John Cariani's play Almost, Maine on Thursday, June 2. The play is a series of vignettes about love in a northern town and runs through June 11 in UCF's Black Box theater. Almost, Maine tells nine stories of love in a small town in Maine. The residents of the town find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways. It is, says director Mark Brotherton, "an honest and insightful play that represents what all aspects of love really encompass."  (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - BACKBEARD, Becoming
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - May 23, 2016

We are about to enter our final week of rehearsal for Backbeard: A New Musical at the Theatre Institute at Sage! This Friday, we will begin technical rehearsals for the show, and we open for school groups next Wednesday, June 1st. It will be an exciting last week as the final details are hammered out and we finally see the results of our efforts come to fruition.  (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Christopher Gattelli
by Misha Davenport - May 23, 2016

Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli chats about bringing the undersea world of Bikini Bottom to life. (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...)

Second Generation Theatre to Stage DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Second Generation Theatre kicks off its 4th season this month with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang, the hilarious Broadway sensation runs from Friday, January 22 through Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Lancaster Opera House. (more...)

BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2016

It's a role that she's been waiting her whole life to perform. Now Shoshana Bean is getting her chance. (more...)

BWW Review: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE Is A Sure Fire Success
by Barry Lenny - May 21, 2016

Andrew Bovell has provided another of his powerful and captivating scripts. (more...)

BWW Blog: Marina Maldonado - See Ya Later, Birdie
by Guest Blogger: Marina Maldonado - May 20, 2016

This past Friday, we reached the end of our journey with Bye Bye Birdie! I know we will all miss being a part of this wonderful show, but we were so happy to share it with great audiences all three nights! Running a show is truly so different than The Rehearsal process, because there is no room to restart and everyone is giving a 100% to their character that we normally don't see in rehearsals.  (more...)

The NOLA Project to Launch 5th High School Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the heels of the announcement of their 11th season of plays, The NOLA Project is pleased to announce applications are open for its annual High School Intensive.  (more...)

People's Light to Present World Premiere of THE HARASSMENT OF IRIS MALLOY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

People's Light presents the world premiere of a suspenseful and sexy political drama by Producing Director Zak Berkman. The Harassment of Iris Malloy features award-winning stage, film and television actor Scott Bryce, and runs from June 15-July 10, 2016 in the Steinbright Stage. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers' RAISE YOUR VOICE Broadway Revue Set for Concordia University, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. This original musical theatre revue features 46 performers and five musicians serving up a joyful, eclectic collection of Broadway's most memorable moments. (more...)

Taylor Stanley Promoted to Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

New York City Ballet announced today that Taylor Stanley has been promoted to principal dancer, effective immediately. (more...)

The Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with 'RAISE YOUR VOICE!' Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, DON QUIXOTE. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)

BWW Interview: A New Kind of Art- Constantine Maroulis Is Ready to Make His Mark in Non-Musical Debut
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2016

You probably know him as the vulnerable musician with big dreams in ROCK OF AGES or perhaps the the most charismatic contestant of AMERICAN IDOL's fourth season. But Constantine Maroulis is much more than just a big voice, and this spring he's out to prove it. (more...)

BWW Blog: Rebecca Donaldson - High School Theater Addict is ALL SHOOK UP
by Guest Blogger: Rebecca Donaldson - May 13, 2016

As a regular participant in theater throughout my community, I rarely get a break. Often, I audition for a role before the show I am currently cast in finishes running. In March, I somehow managed to pull off being in two shows at the same time; further exemplifying my self-titled and extremely suiting phrase 'High School Theater Addict'. I would not doubt for even a fraction of a second that I can be found stating, 'I can't...I have rehearsal,' more often than anything else. And while my weekend and afterschool schedule differs from most people my age, it affords me the benefit of having the most diverse medley of friends, along with the ability to learn skills that are absolutely priceless to me, as I am absolutely in love with performing. (more...)

BWW Feature: An Inside Look at Dr. Phillips Center's School of the Arts' Master Class
by Kimberly Moy - May 12, 2016

While you may think actors flock here to become princesses or superheroes, Orlando is also quickly becoming a training ground for up and coming talented students. The Dr. Phillips Center has been the two year reigning pinnacle of the Orlando theater arts scene. To complement this world-class facility, the School of the Arts sits behind the Dr. Phillips Center and hosts a variety of performing arts classes for all ages. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

BWW Interview: Apollo Civic Theatre Will Play BINGO: THE WINNING MUSICAL
by Johnna Leary - May 12, 2016

Get ready to call out 'Bingo!' (literally) as Bingo: The Winning Musical debuts at the Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg, WV this weekend! (more...)

Jude Law Stars in Ivo van Hove's OBSESSION at the Barbican in 2017
by Marianka Swain - May 10, 2016

Jude Law returns to the stage in April 2017 to star in the world premiere of OBSESSION, a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. It's part of Ivo van Hove's Toneelgroep Amsterdam Barbican residency, which also includes the return of their ROMAN TRAGEDIES and a double bill based on Ingmar Bergman films. All four plays will be directed by van Hove. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancer Phillip Attmore Takes the Stage in Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG
by Bob Rizzo - May 10, 2016

The sparkling new Broadway musical Shuffle Along boasts an all-star cast and one heck of a tap-happy, super talented ensemble. Dancer Phillip Attmore is among those skillful hoofers who tear up the floor nightly at The Music Box Theatre. This guy has charisma to spare and literally bursts out of the chorus performing a rapid-fire succession of rhythm turns that are reminiscent of the dynamic tapping from the old classic movie musicals. (more...)

Nashville Rep Hosts Auditions for 2016-17 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre will hold Open Call Auditions on May 18 and 19 at the Nashville Public Television building at 161 Rains Avenue. Auditions are by appointment only. Casting will be done for the five shows in Nashville Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles & More for National Theatre's SUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Rehearsal images have been released for Alexi Kaye Campbell's new play, SUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIA, directed by Simon Godwin, which premieres at the Dorfman Theatre from 25 May, with press night 1 June. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Harmony Wheeler - Apr 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Michael Berresse, who directs of American Conservatory Theatre's upcoming production of 'The Last Five Years.' Read the full interview to learn about Michael's work with the show's composer, his methods for rehearsals, and what audiences can expect from his fully staged production. (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - Backbeard's Birthday Fight
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - Apr 27, 2016

According to page 136, paragraph four, subsection C of the Pirate Handbook, on a pirate's "older-than-ninth birthday," his trusty crew must grant him a fight! That is exactly what happened this week at the Theatre Institute at Sage in our staging of Backbeard's own birthday fight, an exciting 10-pirate quarrel with the hairiest pirate who ever lived at the center of it all.  (more...)

10 on Tuesday...with Matt Crowle
by Misha Davenport - Apr 26, 2016

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Stan's Cafe to Premiere Newest Show at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, the internationally acclaimed Stan's Cafe premiere their latest show at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 14 - 21 May (press night Tue 17 May, 8pm), followed by a tour of the North East from 24 May - 11 June. Featuring their playfully inventive style, Made Up reveals the surprising and moving relationship between a young actress and her make-up artist. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Celebrate June Weddings with Four New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hallmark Channel says 'I do' to new original movies every Saturday night this June celebrating wedding bells and romance with its annual June Weddings programming event (more...)

BWW Interview: Being That Sixth Person-Talking with Director Timothy Douglas about DISGRACED at Arena Stage
by Ellen Burns - Apr 26, 2016

Lest you might think careers are well-planned, organized endeavors, take a lesson from director Timothy Douglas, who is gracing Washington in a return visit to Arena Stage (last season's King Hedley II was his Arena Stage debut) with his work with Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, a play about being Muslim or, perhaps more importantly, being perceived as Muslim, in America in current times. 'I tripped into directing,' says Timothy, 'I went to LA as an actor, but found I didn't have the skin for it, so I stepped back and thought I'd be a career teacher, but through some dumb luck, I directed a show, and some people liked what they saw, and I ended up with the Center Theatre Group in LA, as a director. When I finally stopped resisting the path, it started to work.' 'It seems every good thing,' he laughingly reflects, 'has happened as I was being dragged through the back door kicking and screaming.' So, it seems, tripping doesn't always mean falling. (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - The Music of BACKBEARD
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - Apr 25, 2016

We've just finished our first week of music rehearsals for Backbeard at the Theatre Institute at Sage! Because Backbeard has been workshopped with our department a couple of times now, most of the cast is already very familiar with the music, so the trajectory of our music rehearsals was naturally a bit different than it would have been if we were rehearsing a licensed show. The familiarity that the cast has with the material already allows for the polishing of the music earlier in The Rehearsal process than is standard, and this musical stability will assist with the fluidity of rehearsal once staging begins.  (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Apr 22, 2016

Still gushing over Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton winning a Pulitzer Prize? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet College Student, Amanda Bohlmann - Small Town Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - Apr 21, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to my first BroadwayWorld blog! My name is Amanda & I am currently an ensemble member in my college's production of Sweeney Todd. I'm here to tell you a little bit about my experience being part of an incredible cast in a production in a tiny little town called Sparkill, NY. (more...)

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Set for June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

?Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Getting to Know the New Stars of THE KING AND I- Daniel Dae Kim and Marin Mazzie!
by Walter McBride - Apr 21, 2016

As previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim will soon join the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. In anticipation, BroadwayWorld caught up with the pair in The Rehearsal room just yesterday. Check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Road to Opening Week 5: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Apr 20, 2016

In 1965, my sisters and I auditioned for summer stock productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy and Finian's Rainbow being done at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. In true Baby June fashion, I belted out .. (more...)

BWW Interview: Modern Comedy at Old Opera House Proves Beauty is More Than SKIN DEEP
by Johnna Leary - Apr 20, 2016

Opening this Friday at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV, Skin Deep proves romance is based on more than just appearances and beauty is really much more than skin deep. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Brings Joyful Noise to Musical Theatre West, Ends 4/24
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 20, 2016

Though that comedy device of rewritten song lyrics is (unfortunately) not utilized for the film's musical stage adaptation, still, much of the spirit and basic plot architecture of the original movie remains in SISTER ACT - THE MUSICAL, which features all-original songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, as well as a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (with additional material contributed later by playwright Douglas Carter Beane). Currently, Musical Theatre West's admirable regional production of this Tony-nominated Broadway musical comedy is finishing out its final weekend of performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach through April 24. Goofy and full of cutesy charm MTW's regional production definitely brings in the (joyful) noise and the funk to Long Beach. So what makes the show enjoyable? Well... for lack of a better phrase... it's all about the nuns. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: John Owen-Jones Reflects on Working with Boublil and Schonberg Before the New York Pops Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In anticipation of the big event, BroadwayWorld is checking in with some of the performers. Today, check out what John Owen-Jones had to say... (more...)

BWW TV: Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim on Their Upcoming Journey to Siam in Broadway's THE KING AND I!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2016

As previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim will soon join the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. In anticipation, BroadwayWorld caught up with the pair in The Rehearsal room earlier today - below, check out what they had to say about their upcoming journey to Siam! (more...)

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