THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON Original Cast Album Hits Spotify, iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Stages Repertory Theatre has announced the release of the Original Cast Album of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, featuring the original Houston cast. (more...)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Complete Lineup for Free Daily Talk Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the lineup for the fifth edition of free talk series NYFF Live during the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16). HBO® is the presenting sponsor of NYFF Live, which features actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions from October 1 – 14 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Nigel Harman On Reviving Berkoff's LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by Marianka Swain - Sep 29, 2016

As an actor, Nigel Harman's numerous credits include EastEnders, Guys and Dolls, Downton Abbey and Shrek The Musical, the latter of which he also directed. He's now helming the revival of a Steven Berkoff double bill: Lunch, about an abortive one-night stand, and The Bow of Ulysses, revisiting the couple after 20 years of marriage. The plays star Shaun Dooley and Emily Bruni, and begin at Trafalgar Studios on 6 October. (more...)

DADS Comes to Riverside Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Dance Makers Collective have called in some unlikely experts for their next show, their dads! From 2nd to 5th November, FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present the new highly-anticipated work from Dance Makers Collective entitled Dads. (more...)

Rufus Sewell Returns to the London Stage in Yasmina Reza's ART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that Rufus Sewell is returning to the London stage. The 48-year-old will join actor Paul Ritter and comic writer Tim Key in the production celebrating the the 20th-anniversary of Yasmina Reza's prize-winning play Art. (more...)

MEMORIAL to Open Boston Playwrights' Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2016-17 season with Memorial by Livian Yeh. Running from October 13-23, this new drama is directed by Kelly Galvin. (more...)

The Mysterious and Beguiling Musical, GOBLIN MARKET, Opens October 21st
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Aux Dog Performing Arts Space, the only live theater venue in Nob Hill, is pleased to announce its next production-GOBLIN MARKET, a dramatic musical fantasy based on the classic poem by the great Victorian poet, Christina Rossetti. The poem has been the subject of countless interpretations and is endlessly fascinating for audiences, in fact, the poem had a revival of interest in the late 20th century which continues to the present. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Philip Miller On PAPER MUSIC
by Guest Blogger: Philip Miller - Sep 27, 2016

The long collaboration between the South African composer Philip Miller and artist William Kentridge is celebrated in a new song-and-film cycle at the Print Room next month, featuring Kentridge's charcoal and ink drawings and animated films, and live musical performances. Miller explains the project's genesis. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: Meet the Stage Manager(s)
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Sep 26, 2016

Welcome back! Now, the first article was called “a first look”, the second was “meet the director”, and I suppose you can guess what the third will be…Stage Managers! This show is graced with four. One stage manager, two assistant stage managers, and an actor. In the name of metatheatricality, Thornton Wilder constructed a stage manager character that acts as the narrator. I was lucky enough to get the chance to discuss the show and their roles, with Kate Herr (the stage manager) and Zach Fontanez (who plays the stage manager).  (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in The Rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scenic Designer Vincent Mountain Sets Alley's MIDSUMMER on a New Stage
by Katricia Lang - Oct 7, 2016

Get ready to see the forests (and its trees), Athens (and its court), fairies, four young and crazy confused lovers, and a traveling theatre troupe full of loveable hacks in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Alley Theatre. (more...)

Love, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The digital revolution has changed the way that people work, create, and even the way they find love. Laura Eason's smart two-person comedy Sex With Strangers explores the internet's impact on writers Ethan and Olivia, and its effect on them both professionally and personally. (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Gillen On Playing Mozart In AMADEUS
by Marianka Swain - Oct 6, 2016

Actor Adam Gillen's credits include A Taste of Honey at the Royal Exchange Theatre, The School for Scandal at the Barbican and the RSC's Wendy and Peter, as well as TV hits Fresh Meat and Benidorm. He's currently starring as Mozart, opposite Lucian Msamati as rival composer Salieri, in the National Theatre revival of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, which begins previews later this month. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna O'Byrne
by Tim Carney - Oct 4, 2016

Broadway World's Tim Carney sat down with Anna O'Byrne currently playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

New Album 'Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs' to Be Released Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Setting down roots in Pittsburgh two years ago has borne fruit for alto saxophonist Richie Cole in the form of his beautiful new album, 'Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs.' The CD, his first all-ballads album, will be released on his Richie Cole Presents imprint on October 21. (more...)

Hubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Fall Series November 17- 20, 2016 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Highlighting the engagement, Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's 15th original work for the company, a world premiere piece by 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and inaugural Harris Theater Choreographer in Residence Brian Brooks as well as the revival of two ensemble works by Ji?i Kylian. (more...)

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Present BERNHARD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The UC Santa Barbara Department of Theater and Dance and LAUNCH PAD present a workshop of a brand new play, Bernhard, by Lynn Rosen. A provocative new piece inspired by the current refugee crisis and political trends across the globe, as well as the compelling life of Austrian author Thomas Bernhard, opens on November 4 and runs through November 13 at the UCSB Performing Arts Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Breaux Chats Taking on a New Kind of Role in ULTIMATE BEAUTY BIBLE
by Nora Dominick - Oct 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with Alex Breaux ahead of Ultimate Beauty Bible's first preview on October 25th. He chats about working with McGraw, originating the role of Kit and much more! (more...)

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce the new details of the first commission by inaugural Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks; Terrain, for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will see its world premiere as part of Hubbard Street's Season 39 Fall Series, November 17-20, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Kristin Chenoweth Gets Ready to Write Her Love Letter to Broadway- Sneak Peek!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 25, 2016

Kristin just previewed her show and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day and we're taking you inside The Rehearsal below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/25/2016 - VIETGONE, LAZARUS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 25, 2016

Today's big news: VIETGONE opens this evening at Manhattan Theatre Club, and David Bowie & Enda Walsh's LAZARUS starts tonight in London! (more...)

BWW Interview: Gillian Bevan On Playing The Title Role in CYMBELINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 24, 2016

Gillian Bevan has done everything from Holby City and Teachers on TV to RSC productions and extensive musical theatre, including Into the Woods, Billy Elliot and Grand Hotel. She's currently starring in the RSC's Cymbeline - the first woman to play the title role for the company. The production comes to the Barbican next week. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Rehearsal Room with the Cast of A BRONX TALE on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL begins previews Thursday, November 3 and open Thursday, December 1 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Donna Lynne Champlin Previews Paula's Turn in Season 2 of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 21, 2016

A year and a half ago, it was in no way certain that the quirky musical comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND was going to make it to television. After hitting a developmental snag as a 30-minute pilot for Showtime, creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna repackaged the series as a 44-minute show for Showtime's sister network, The CW. (more...)

DanceWorks Presents Yvonne Ng's Tiger Princess Dance Projects, IN SEARCH OF THE HOLY CHOP SUEY And ZHONG XIN, 11/24-11/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, proudly presents Toronto's tiger princess dance projects(tpdp) with an evening of two world premieres, each exploring identity in different ways. Choreographed by acclaimed tpdp artistic director Yvonne Ng, her solo In Search of the Holy Chop Suey and her work for a trio, Zhong Xin, run as a compelling double bill Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of the NextSteps series. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Melville Theatre's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

A QUEST for fish, chips and mushy peas in the 1960s leads to a hilarious and politically incorrect caper at Melville Theatre this November and December. (more...)

DanceWorks to Present Yvonne Ng's tiger princess dance projects
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, presents Toronto's tiger princess dance projects (tpdp) with an evening of two world premieres, each exploring identity in different ways. (more...)

BWW Feature: AntiGravity Orlando & Red Fish Theatre Team Up for Surprising & Sexy ROCKY HORROR
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

With a week and a half until Halloween, all theatre lovers know that can only mean that its officially ROCKY HORROR season! So, bust out your leather, fishnets, and platform boots and practice all of your favorite one-liners, because no matter where you live, there is likely a theatre company putting on a production close by. Despite the dozens, or even hundreds, of productions of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW hitting the stage this fall, it is probably safe to say that none approach the level of creativity and danger of the one playing in Orlando through Monday, October 24th. Produced by AntiGravity Orlando in conjunction with Red Fish Theatre, the production merges the sexy, campy aesthetic that ROCKY HORROR devotees have come to love with the elegant and equally sexy aerial arts. (more...)

Broadway's Marc Oka is Featured in Hollywood's Frankenstein - A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Obsession, Desire and Ambition explored through the eyes of a madman. Frankenstein - A New Musical with music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen, is based on the Gothic Horror Classic by Mary Shelley, and brought to life with panache and flair. This musical follows the ill-fated life of an ambitious Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. (more...)

BWW Interview: UMPO's Kate Pazakis Laboriously Producing Live Productions - The Latest Ones Simultaneously
by Gil Kaan - Oct 2, 2016

For years now, Kate Pazakis' UMPO has been steadily optimizing her passion of film, turning them into loving spoofs that even those unfamiliar with the movie sent-up can still enjoy. With her talented partners, they take cult film favorites and match them up with pop tune soundtracks for mash-ups of wit, fun, incredible singing and much laughter. UMPO's latest creation THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF HOCUS POCUS opened September 29, 2016 at the Rockwell Table & Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: A NOISE WITHIN's Geoff Elliott & Julia Rodriguez-Elliott Reminisce on 25 Years of Their Theatrical Creation
by Gil Kaan - Oct 2, 2016

In 1991, against all naysayers, Geoff Elliott & Julia Rodriguez-Elliott started a resident theatre company in Los Angeles to perform - the classics. The married couple, together with fellow American Conservatory Theatre alumni Art Manke, inaugurated A Noise Within. Today the Elliotts run ANW as co-producing artistic directors. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonah Hauer-King on Kenneth Branagh and THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Oct 19, 2016

Aged just 21, Jonah Hauer-King has appeared in Punk Rock at Lyric Belfast and is currently making his West End debut in the Kenneth Branagh-starring revival of The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre - all while juggling his university studies. The production plays until 12 November, and will be broadcast in cinemas on 27 October. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Candle Chronicles - GCIT International Thespian Society Troupe 5480 Inductions
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Oct 19, 2016


Broadway Stars to Inaugurate New Arts Center in Restored Vermont Gristmill with Norman Rockwell Musical
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 19, 2016

Four acclaimed Broadway actors will spend the last week of October in Arlington, Vt., rehearsing Perfect Picture (a musical about the life of Norman Rockwell) just a few miles from the artist's former home - in preparation for a staged concert at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium on October 31. (more...)

BWW Interview: Derrick Davis of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Bass Performance Hall
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - Oct 18, 2016

If you ask a musical theatre lover to name one of their favorite shows, there's a high likelihood they will mention Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, a staple on Broadway, around the world and on tour. I was honored and thrilled to chat with actor Derrick Davis, who is in rehearsal for the national tour and will step into the role of the Phantom in Fort Worth, TX at the Bass Performance Hall, beginning October 20th. We discussed his historic ascent into the role {as only the third African-American to star as the Phantom and the first to star in the national tour}, his dream roles, tricks of the trade and, of course, his favorite flavor of cake - check out our conversation below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with the Stage Management Team of ANGELS IN AMERICA at Round House Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 17, 2016

Today's subjects are living their theatre lives overseeing the nightly operations for one of the most ambitious productions the area has ever seen. It's so big that it took two theatres to co-produce it. I'm speaking of Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center's production of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's two-part, nearly-seven-hour Tony Award-winning magnum opus. Millennium Approaches (Part 1) and Perestroika (Part 2) run in repertory through October 30th and are performed at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD. (more...)

Solo Play GROUNDED to Tackle Emotional Trauma of Drone Piloting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Grounded, by George Brant, is the story of a female Air Force pilot who is grounded after becoming pregnant with her first child.  When she returns to duty, she is reassigned from fighter jets to drones and must learn to navigate the intersection of wartime and home life. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. (more...)

Rita Moreno Joins California Symphony For PETER & THE WOLF, 12/20-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera ring in the holiday season with two special concerts starring beloved actress Rita Moreno, who narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf in performances with the Orchestra December 20 at 7:30 pm and December 21 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alistair Brammer Talks MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Broadcast
by Marianka Swain - Oct 14, 2016

Actor Alistair Brammer played the lead role of Chris in the acclaimed West End revival of Miss Saigon. During his run, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala performance recently broadcast in the US, and appearing in UK cinemas for one night only on 16 October. (more...)

BWW Interview - ROCKY HORROR's Laverne Cox on Her Personal Mantra 'Don't Dream It, Do It'!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 12, 2016

Today, Cox speaks exclusively to BWW about stepping into the role of this sexually ambiguous, wildly flirtatious, alien mad-scientist! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Shannon Ford
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 12, 2016


Newnan Theatre Company Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Anyone who grew up around Atlanta, and more directly, around Ted Turner's Superstation 17, knows who The Addams Family is. Newnan Theatre Company will be welcoming Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, and the whole creepy, kooky family to their Mainstage for the Halloween season. The Addams Family: A New Musical opens Thursday, October 20th. (more...)

Don't Throw Away Your Shot: HAMILTON to Hold Open Call in London!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

According to The Stage, the producers of Hamilton will be holding an open call in London to cast the roles for the musical's upcoming West End production. Singers who rap and dancers of all ethnicities in their 20s-30s are encouraged to attend, although at this time the producers are not auditioning actors to play the role of King George III.  (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Artscape Sandbox Presents New Devised Theatre and Dance Production SUITCASES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Suitcases is a new theatrical work, inspired by the 400+ patient suitcases unearthed upon the closing of the Willard Asylum in 1995. Originally workshopped at Canadian Stage in May, 2015, with director Rosanna Saracino, choreographer Linda Garneau, and a cast of 15 performers, the work was presented to a private audience of industry professionals. (more...)

BWW Interview: Betsy Aidem and MAMA'S BOY at George Street Playhouse 10/18 to 11/6
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2016 interviewed Betsy Aidem who will play Marguerite Oswald in George Street Playhouse's production of 'Mama's Boy.' The play is directed by the Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, David Saint and will be on the New Brunswick stage from 10/18 to 11/6. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - LINE! : A Guide to Getting Off Book
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Oct 10, 2016

Getting off book… not everyone's favorite part, but a necessary one in The Rehearsal process. Once the book is out of your hand, you can move freer and explore the character more. You can really dive into specific choices when you aren't preoccupied by the book taking up space in your hands. How does one get off book, you might ask? Well here are some tips and tricks based on what I've learned in my experiences, with input from some of the cast from Our Town. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Choreographer Larry Fuller Talks Career and Being Celebrated by Dancers Over 40
by Bob Rizzo - Oct 10, 2016

Choreographer Larry Fuller is responsible for the staging of some of Broadway's most iconic musicals. Whether it was his Tony Award nominated dances in Evita, or his staging for the murderous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, his stylized movement always held your attention. Larry has staged both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards and has worked numerous times with legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: The Exploitation Of The Famous Conjoined Twins Plays Out In The Heartbreaking SIDE SHOW
by Jade Kops - Oct 1, 2016

SIDE SHOW, the musical about the sisters that were quite literally joined at the hip makes it's Australian Premiere at Hayes Theatre (more...)

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