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Nothing Special Announces THE SUBJECT Staged Reading in Protest of the Brock Turner Sentencing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Nothing Special is participating in a very special international movement protesting the Brock Turner verdict and other lenient rape sentences. Conceived by playwright Carolyn Kras, The Subject Project is coordinating staged readings of Kras' play The Subject, concerning the sexual assault of Princess Sophia, daughter of King George III, and The Royal Family's attempts to silence her from speaking out about her abuse. The aim of The Subject Project is to peacefully protest lenient rape sentences like that of Brock Turner's, raise awareness and dialogue about sexual assault, and take action to reduce violence. (more...)

THE RIDE Becomes Bewitching Masquerade for Halloween Season, Starting Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Approaching its 11,000th performance, the immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from tonight, September 30 through Sunday, November 6. (more...)

The Ride Presents IN MASQUERADE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Approaching its 11,000 performance, the spectacular, immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, November 6. (more...)

E! to Premiere Season 3 of Scandalous Scripted Drama THE ROYALS, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions roll out the red carpet once again as television's most fabulous and immoral royal family continue to reign supreme in E!'s delightfully addictive soap, THE ROYALS. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Ana Gasteyer, Christine Ebersole and More Headed to The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has announced Cafe Carlyle's fall 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and actress/singer Ana Gasteyer; as well as the return of audience favorites Christine Ebersole, Judy Collins (with special guest Ari Hest), John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey, and Steve Tyrell. (more...)

BBW Review: Long Live KING CHARLES III
by Maria Rita Meli - Sep 26, 2016

Is England prepared for Prince Charles' ascension to the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth II? King Charles III, making its regional premiere in the Arizona Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season, explores his possible future reign. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents Shakespeare's Most Notorious King
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available through the month of October when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with Drew University, presents a "double-bill" experience for students and adults. From October 6th - 30th, a single copy of the original First Folio, one of the world's most valuable, rare and influential books will be on public display at Drew University's Mead Hall. The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. launched an historic tour of the book in early 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season with Provocative Hit KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies?  Is Prince Charles ready to ascend to the throne?  Is England ready for him?  This bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play makes its regional premiere when Arizona Theatre Company opens its 50th anniversary season with Mike Bartlett's award-winning exploration of the people underneath the crowns, King Charles III, Oct. 6-23 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The 2016-17 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Actress/singer Ana Gasteyer makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, October 25-November 5. (more...)

THE RIDE to Become Bewitching Masquerade for Halloween Season in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Approaching its 11,000th performance, the immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, November 6. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Melbourne Arts Center Presents GODSPELL REIMAGINED; Colleen Hewitt to Guest Star
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne is delighted to announce that the star of the original Australian production, Colleen Hewett, will be the special guest star of the Melbourne season of Godspell Reimagined.  (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, THE BLUEST EYE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More Headed to Guthrie Theater in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Artistic Director Joseph Haj just announced his inaugural mainstage season with The Guthrie Theater. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season with Provocative Hit KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies?  Is Prince Charles ready to ascend to the throne?  Is England ready for him?  This bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play makes its regional premiere when Arizona Theatre Company opens its 50th anniversary season with Mike Bartlett's award-winning exploration of the people underneath the crowns, King Charles III, Oct. 6-23 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The 2016-17 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ronald Peet in LION IN WINTER at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 31, 2016

The Lion in Winter will be performed in Two River Theater's Rechnitz Theater from November 12th to December 4th. Written by James Goldman and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, the play is set during Christmas in 1183. We interviewed Ronald Peet who plays Phillip in this great American classic. (more...)

Brand New Season at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a brand new season, including the touring production of sell-out West End musical FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ana Gasteyer Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 26, 2016

Actress/singer Ana Gasteyer made her Cafe Carlyle debut last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Her engagement runs through November 5th. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett and More Set for 'BROADWAY'S BABIES' Benefit for Children of India
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Join some of Broadway and TV's finest on Monday, November 21st at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room for the second performance of a new concert series created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, produced by Kate Pfaffl (War Horse) and Ben Houghton (American Ballet Theater), with special guest host Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Ana Gasteyer Performs 'A Trumpy Kind of Christmas' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, funny lady and Broadway alum Ana Gasteyer performed a musical number from Donald Trump's 'old-timey' Christmas special!  Below, watch her perform 'A Trumpy Kind of Christmas.' (more...)

Ana Gasteyer Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Actress/singer Ana Gasteyer makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, tonight, October 25, through November 5. (more...)

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale' Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, 'Desperate Housewives'), Barry Pearl ('Grease'), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), 'American Idol' finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Mesa (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Beacham as Princess Margaret in A PRINCESS UNDONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Inspired by actual events, A Princess Undone, by Richard Stirling, which has its world premiere at Cambridge Arts Theatre, Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 October, sheds light on one of The Royal Family's most controversial, enigmatic members.  (more...)

Theater J Presents THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

One of the most talked about new plays in American theater makes its DC premiere this Fall. Theater J will present Lucas Hnath's critically acclaimed The Christians, November 16 - December 11. (more...)

BWW Interview: Betsy Aidem and MAMA'S BOY at George Street Playhouse 10/18 to 11/6
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2016

Broadwayworld.com 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...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Holiday A Holiday Classic For Its 2016 Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey rings in the holiday season with a timeless production of A Child's Christmas in Wales, based on the classic story by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell. The festive show is being revived for the first time since it last appeared on the STNJ stage in 2003, featuring Greg Jackson in the role of Dylan Thomas. Performances begin November 30 and run through January 1 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets to this musical celebration can be purchased by calling the Box Office 973-408-5600 or online at ShakespeareNJ.org.   (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Royal Family Productions Presents a Reading of Keenan Scott II's THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

 Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director) will present a stage reading of Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early,  directed by Chris Henry  as part of its developmental series.  The reading will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 2pm at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are FREE and available to the Public. Limited seating, please RSVP to marybrennanrfp@gmail.com. (more...)

E!'s Scripted Drama THE ROYALS Returns for New Scandalous Season 12/4
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, and Jake Maskall return this Sunday, December 4 at 10pm ET/PT for the most scandalous season of THE ROYALS yet. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III Fails to Live Up to the Hype
by Jay Irwin - Nov 23, 2016

There's always a danger in any kind of entertainment that the show will be hyped up so much that when you finally see it, it cannot possibly live up to the image in your mind. I largely think such is the issue with my lack of zeal over “King Charles III”, currently playing at the Seattle Rep. I had heard so much about this one on how funny and original it was but instead what I got was a play that while interesting, felt long winded and only offered me a few scant chuckles. (more...)

Tom Murray's MAD DAY OUT WITH THE BEATLES by Paul Skellett & Simon Weitzman is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ When it comes to gifting there is nothing more timeless than a book that expresses interest and showcases an affectionate attention to a person's passions. For all the Beatles fans and collectors out there, look no more, Tom Murray's Mad Day Out With The Beatles is the visual book, created by Paul Skellett and Simon Weitzman, that dives into the details, backstage, culture of the 60's and anecdotes, that made the last publicity photoshoot done by the group before it split up, so glorious: Tom Murray's Mad Day Out With The Beatles. (more...)

New ABC Series MARVEL'S THE INHUMANS to Premiere Exclusively in IMAX Theaters
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX), Marvel Television, a unit of Marvel Entertainment, and Disney|ABC Television Group today announced an innovative agreement to exclusively premiere the new ABC series MARVEL'S THE INHUMANS in IMAX commercial theatres,. (more...)

EXIT Theatre Announces The 2nd Annual FOG CITY MAGIC FEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

In February of 2016, EXIT Theatre - the original epicenter of indie theatre in San Francisco - presented a brand new experiment: the Fog City Magic Fest, a week of shows from some of the Bay Area's most acclaimed magicians, produced by EXIT Theatre and curated by co-founders, national magicians, and Bay Area treasures Jay Alexander and Christian Cagigal. The Fog City experiment was a smashing success, with attendance topping that of any other first-year festival produced by the EXIT. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Learns the Truth About Survivors
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 1, 2016

The theme of this week's episode was undeniably the challenges of being a survivor as J'onn learned sad truths about his new Martian friend and Mon-El tried to deal with his new life on Earth. Alex and Maggie teamed up again to bust an underground alien fight club run by a woman named Roulette. My favorite part of the episode? A small guest appearance by Laura Benanti as the hologram of Kara's mom. (more...)

Bell Shakespeare Announces First Production For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artistic Director, Peter Evans, has announced the first production for 2017 for Bell Shakespeare. (more...)

Maria Aitken to Direct Francesca Faridany and James Waterston in DESIGN FOR LIVING at The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Acting Company will launch its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Noel Coward's wonderfully wicked British comedy Design for Living on Monday, December 12th at 7 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at the Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY. (more...)

BWW Interview- Charlie Frye (aka 'The Eccentric') Talks Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2016

Today, THE ILLUSIONISTS' Charlie Frye speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why he takes his art seriously, but never takes himself seriously! (more...)

Laura L. Thompson Releases IN THE BUTTERFLY KINGDOM THERE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'In The Butterfly Kingdom There Is Love': a lighthearted children's story centered on adoption and the loss of a loved one. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Royal Family to Present Live 'Concept' Concert of Musical Revue SERVING TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Located in the heart of Times Square, Royal Family Productions is presenting a one-night-only, "live concept album" concert performance of Serving Time, a new musical revue capturing the frantic, eclectic and eccentric world of restaurant life conceived by Michele Foor, who also wrote the lyrics, along with composers David Gaines, William TN Hall, Timothy Huang, Ryan Langer and Frank Spitznagel. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Nothing Special Announces FIGHT NIGHT: VALKYRIES Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nothing Special is super jazzed to announce the fantastic line-up for the latest installment of Chicago's favorite stage combat extravaganza, FIGHT NIGHT! (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Ana Gasteyer, Christine Ebersole and More Headed to The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has announced Cafe Carlyle's fall 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and actress/singer Ana Gasteyer; as well as the return of audience favorites Christine Ebersole, Judy Collins (with special guest Ari Hest), John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey, and Steve Tyrell. (more...)

BWW TV: Fly High with Highlights of the Many Peters of Transport Group's PETER PAN Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2016

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).  (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

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