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BWW Interview: Composer Kevin Puts, the Pulitzer Prize and Atlanta Opera's SILENT NIGHT
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 31, 2016

"Art isn't easy," Stephen Sondheim wrote famously in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Some artists, however, make it look simpler than others--like composer Kevin Puts, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for SILENT NIGHT, with Mark Campbell's libretto, for his first try at the notoriously difficult art form. (The Southeast premiere is opening at Atlanta Opera on November 5.) Easy? Well, looks can be deceiving. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gene Gillette Says CURIOUS INCIDENT is Unlike 'Anything You've Ever Seen Before'
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 31, 2016

Tomorrow night, for the first time a straight play will open at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando series. However, this play is unlike nearly anything else you've ever seen before. Based on the 2003 book by Mark Haddon, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME dives deep into the mind of Christopher Boone, a special boy intent on getting to the bottom of a neighborhood mystery. With creative choreography, lights, and technology, the play takes on a life of its own. The show won five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Play, and last week, I spoke with Gene Gillette, who plays Christopher's father Ed while the tour was in Greenville, SC, to help explain why this play is so special in a theatrical world so focused on musicals.  (more...)

Theater On The Edge to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Local actors Allan Whitehead, Marco DiGeorge and Zack Roundy will star in David Mamet's gripping 1975 play American Buffalo. Directed by Pam Harbaugh, American Buffalo will play at the newly formed Theater On The Edge for a limited run, November 3-20, 2016. (more...)

THE TEMPEST, Orange Tree Theatre, 27 October 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 28, 2016

Kelly Hunter, a Royal Shakespeare Company actress, began working with autistic children in 2002. Through this work and a desire to bring Shakepeare to children who do not have access to it, she developed the Hunter Heartbeat Method. Through this technique, autistic children are introduced to Shakespeare through the use of games and the rhythm of the iambic pentameter. (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...)

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 - Debut of the Month - LES LIAISONS DANGERUSES' Elena Kampouris
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 9, 2016

Today, 19-year-old Elena Kampouris speaks exclusively to BWW and explains why her Broadway debut has also marked her 'theatrical awakening'! (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Ready for the U.S. Premiere of LUZIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Cirque du Soleil is back in the San Francisco Bay Area! The massive white-and-gold Big Top was raised yesterday at AT&T Park in preparation for the U.S. premiere of its latest soul-touching production, LUZIA. 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...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 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...)

On Her Shoulders In Association with The New School for Drama Presents HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of two Dualogues highlighting the struggle to define and enlighten the 'New Woman' directed by Melody Brooks, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm. After the Dualogues, we invite our guests to remain for some provocative Dialogue with wine and snacks! Running time for the entire event is approximately 75 minutes. Admission is by Donation. The performance is at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37 Street (@ 10th Avenue). R.S.V.P. to (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than Naughty
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 30, 2016

With a 75 minute runtime, the show never becomes cloyingly sweet or as indigestible as a fruit cake, as happens with too many holiday specials. The musical has all the makings of a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, with just a touch of tongue-and-cheek humor to give it a little zing. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey', adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from December 1st through December 10th, 2016. For tickets and information please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley & More Dish on Fame, Fans, and Life as a Child Actor (Part 1)
by Matt Smith - Nov 3, 2016

In this comprehensive, two-part (!!!) BWW feature, our eclectic panel of child actors - including Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (with additional commentary from Savvy Crawford) - sound off on their most memorable career experiences, fan encounters, maintaining balance between work and school commitments and the ever-important topic of putting children in the spotlight. (more...)

TheatreSquared Unveils Designs for Future Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Earlier tonight, together with 350 community members assembled for the annual Gala for Education, TheatreSquared Executive Director Martin Miller and Artistic Director Robert Ford unveiled the finished designs for the company's future permanent home. London-based theatre planners Charcoalblue joined the presentation along with New York-based Marvel Architects to present the vision for the 50,000 square-foot theatre building.  (more...)

TAKE A SEAT at The Butterfly Club this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Take A Seat invites audiences into the underbelly of The Butterfly Club, where they will sit amongst the dead, waiting for an off-stage arbiter to decide their fate. The one-act play features seven characters from all walks of life, including a Muslim refugee, an ignorant American soldier swamped with self-hatred, a lonely grandmother, a dancer with depression, and a father and son trying to forgive each other before it's too late. They are as individual in perspective as they are united by their experience of death. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders Rocks In Musical Workshop of CHIX 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Sheri Sanders is not only a trailblazing educator when employing pop/rock music in Musical Theatre, but she has also been surviving death-defying acts as the 'Company Cover' in the workshop of a new Broadway-bound musical 'Chix 6'. While Sanders is about to launch exciting things in January for her online training program 'Rock The Audition', she's been embodying a plethora of comic book superheroes by day. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: FJK DANCE Presents 'Mundo'
by Wesley Doucette - Nov 21, 2016

Wesley Doucette on FJK DANCE's 'Mundo' (more...)

LIFE WITH FATHER Opens this December at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

On Friday, December 2, The Sherman Playhouse will debut Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's classic family portrait Life with Father.  (more...)

by BWW Contests - Nov 2, 2016


Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces 2017 SUMMER Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, is announcing their 46th annual season for the summer of 2017. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

FAITHLESS Set for December at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with Faithless by Andrew Joseph Clarke. Running from December 8-18, this new drama is directed by Stephen Pick. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kimberly Kiley of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 16, 2016

Everyone knows that the director is the person responsible for the look and content of a musical or play, but once the cast has been selected, sets and props are delivered, and all the technical elements are in place, who puts it all together? The week prior to a show's opening is called 'Tech Week,' a four or five-day period during which all the elements of a production are assembled on stage for the first time. Tech Week marks the transition period between The Rehearsal stage and the performance stage of a production. Once the show is underway, it is the job of the stage manager to supervise, coordinate, and maintain all of the sundry elements that make up a production, from lighting, sound, and sets to costume changes, blocking, and all the performers' backstage activity. As we found out, it takes a particular kind of person to become a stage manager. He or she has to be detail oriented, disciplined, unflappable, and resourceful. Kimberly Kiley, who is currently serving as stage manager for the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of Ragtime, has all of these attributes and more. We visited her before a performance last weekend and were introduced to the new staging area at the theater where Kiley is stationed during a show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Jeremy Irvine Talks BURIED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Nov 16, 2016

Actor Jeremy Irvine got his big break as the lead in Steven Spielberg's film version of War Horse. His other screen credits include Great Expectations, The Railway Man and Stonewall, but he's now back on stage alongside Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Charlotte Hope in Sam Shepard's Buried Child, currently in previews at Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Adrienne Houghton's Honeymoon Suite Surprise on Today's THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15, The Real introduces Mr. and Mrs. Israel Houghton in their first sit down interview together as a married couple. (more...)

BWW Interview: Group Rep's Doug Engalla
by Don Grigware - Nov 15, 2016

Playwright Phil Olson that same year. Since then, Doug co-produced Olson's A Nice Family Gathering in 2000, and has been involved in most of the Don't Hug Me World Premiere productions, including directing three of its five world premieres, A Don't Hug Me County Fair; Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant; and Don't Hug Me, We're Married. This year, he directed the Group Rep's second revival of A Nice Family Gathering, with an African-American cast. During the day, Doug works for Walt Disney Animation Studios as a custodian of the Studio's animation art legacy, and as an observer of Disney (more...)

Announcing a Holiday Cabaret on the Hertz Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce its holiday production on the Hertz Stage, Courtenay's Cabaret: Home for the Holidays.  Based on her popular one-woman cabaret show, Courtenay Collins, with director Susan V. Booth, has created a new holiday cabaret that will include music, stories, surprises, cookies, crafts, and Courtenay's signature charm and good humor.  Courtenay's Cabaret: Home for the Holidays will run on the Hertz Stage from December 2 - 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Nov 14, 2016

If the word Fragile (pronounced Frah-GEE-lay) or the phrase "You'll shoot your eye out, kid" bring a smile to your face, then you are likely one of the many people who love A CHRISTMAS STORY, the classic 1983 movie that has become required viewing for many families each Christmas season. And, while you may know the story by heart, you have likely never seen it told the way you will if you check out A CHRISTMAS STORY the musical on stage at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT for just two performances on November 18th and 19th. Told with the flair only a musical can bring, A CHRISTMAS STORY puts an unfamiliar twist on the familiar classic. I caught up with Susannah Jones who plays the role of Ralphie's mother, and discussed her experience with the show, life on tour, and even her childhood equivalent to Ralphie's Red Ryder BB Gun. (more...)

BWW Feature: PARADE Marches In to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts with Lessons to Teach
by Michael Lipp - Nov 14, 2016

Under normal circumstances, it wouldn't be a bad problem to have. During rehearsals for the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts' production of the Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry musical PARADE, director and Theatre Department Co-Chair David Loudermilk realized his student cast would need some hard lessons on embodying the intense negative feelings of prejudice. 'I think it's an interesting balance,' Loudermilk comments. 'With this generation being so open and accepting and understanding of things - especially here at DA - it's hard for the kids to go to the 'other side' of it. They're struggling with getting angry. They just don't know how.' (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

Craig Hollingsworth Looks Back On 5 Years In The Belgrade Theatre Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Actor Craig Hollingsworth has spent his last five Christmases entertaining families in the Belgrade Theatre pantomime. (more...)

Connecticut Rep's AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY Announces Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey,' adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. (more...)

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Joins Forces with Renowned Sydney Designer and Swarovski to Raise Money for Music Education
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has collaborated with award-winning designer Jonathan Howard from Hatmaker and Swarovski to create a special Christmas gift to raise money for music education this holiday season. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Sarah Henley On New Musical MUTED
by Guest Blog: Sarah Henley - Nov 10, 2016

Muted all began with Tim Prottey-Jones coming to Tori Allen-Martin with an album of great songs and some rough ideas about an elective mute boy. Tori then asked me to write the book for it, as she'd seen a few of my plays and thought I'd be a good fit. This was a gift for me: in another part of my life I work as a coach, often with people with mental health problems or learning difficulties, and I'm particularly interested in how personal trauma affects the mind - especially in young people. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Craig Wallace
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 10, 2016


STRAIGHT WHITE MEN in the Spotlight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Three brothers and their father gather for Christmas to drink eggnog, play video games, and wrestle. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: Meet the Family Edition Part 2
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Nov 1, 2016

As stated last week, the concept of family is a very large aspect of this production. Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting the Gibbs family. This week we get an inside look at the perspective of theatre and the production from the Webb family. (more...)

Bunker Theatre's Inaugural Season Closes with the World Premiere of ABIGAIL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The world premiere of Abigail by Papatango award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle will close The Bunker's highly-acclaimed inaugural season. Abigail will be directed by The Bunker's Artistic Director, Joshua McTaggart. (more...)

BWW Review: THEBES LAND, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an innovative and thought-provoking play from South America that has plenty to say about fathers, and about theatre too. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Return to NYC for American Dance Platform
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) returns to New York City for a sixth consecutive year. During its 40th anniversary season, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is among eight dance companies invited to take part in the American Dance Platform at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea. DBDT takes center stage January 6-7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sebastian Trevino - Swing Life
by Guest Blogger: Sebastian Trevino - Dec 5, 2016

Mexican musical theatre, unlike the US', hasn't been around all that long. It's not just another theatre genre for you guys; it has actually helped shape and influence your pop culture! I mean, you guys blasted Age of Aquarius on your 1969 Ford Mustang radios when it was peaking five consecutive weeks on the US billboard charts even if you weren't a musical junkie. Fred Astaire was one of your biggest movie stars and heartthrobs. A leading man tap dancer on all the biggest tabloid magazines? That would've been unthinkable in machista Mexico. Fortunately though, American pop culture is so powerful, that it permeates the rest of the World's. So yeah, we've had a glimpse of all that musical theatre flare in our lives in someway or another, but since it's still a pretty undeveloped industry (compared to yours) in the southern neighboring country, it's not surprising my mom's reaction to me getting the male swing part in Rent Mx 2016 went something like this: 'Oh my god Sebastian, that's amazing! I'm so proud.' (Long pause) 'Swing. That's an interesting name for a character'… FML.  (more...)

by Johnna Leary - Dec 1, 2016

Just in time for Christmas, the Old Opera House presents the timeless classic A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, with some unique updates and an unexpected character in this version taking on the role of the narrator. (more...)

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