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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...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater's leader, Ted Pappas, to Depart After the 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

For the past 17 years Pittsburgh Public Theater has been led by impresario and consummate showman Ted Pappas. His aesthetic has defined the company, his business acumen has kept the organization remarkably debt-free, his exacting standards have established The Public as one of the finest regional theaters in America, and his tireless presence at numerous performances have made him the face of Pittsburgh Public Theater. Mr. Pappas this week announced that in 18 months he will leave the company, at the conclusion of the 2017/2018 season. During his final season he will direct productions of Peter Shaffer's Equus, Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and William Shakespeare's Hamlet. (more...)

Casting Complete for Groundbreaking Series MARVEL'S INHUMANS on ABC
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, and Ellen Woglom will round out the cast of MARVEL'S INHUMANS television series for ABC. This completes the casting for key roles in this groundbreaking series. (more...)

Acclimatise to Autumn with KWAMANZI and PUNCH AND JUDY at the Rosebank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

With the final days of summer rapidly flying by, the Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town has two productions lined up for March and April to help audiences in the Mother City acclimatise to autumn, KWAMANZI and THE PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW. (more...)

Mr. Bloom and His Veggies Come to Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Following a hugely successful appearance in Wolverhampton Grand's 2016/17 pantomime Aladdin, Ben Faulks will return to the theatre on 20 & 21 March as his popular TV character Mr Bloom. (more...)

Ken Leung Lands Key Role of 'Karnak' in MARVEL'S INHUMANS on ABC
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Prominent actor Ken Leung ('Night Shift,' 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' 'Lost') has landed the key role of Karnak in the MARVEL'S INHUMANS television series for ABC. (more...)

Married Actors Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Bring LOOK AT IT MY WAY to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome Broadway veterans and married couple Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector in their brand-new show, 'Look at It My Way,' this April. (more...)

The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, one of the world's greatest composers, conductors and arrangers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. From 'Moon River' to 'The Days of Wine and Roses' to the 'Peter Gunn Theme,' the music of Henry Mancini has helped define American film and television soundtracks for nearly five decades, and earned the legendary composer four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy Awards and numerous other honors, including a U.S. Postage Stamp. The evening not only honors Henry Mancini, but also celebrates Ginny Mancini and the Mancini family with a special performance by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami-their first Los Angeles appearance since their move to Florida-with all proceeds benefiting the artistic, educational and outreach programs of The Wallis. (more...)

Stephanie Styles, Drew Gehling, Jarrod Spector and More to Set Out on Whirlwind Tour in Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner, in conjunction with San Francisco's SHN (Greg Holland, Chief Executive Officer) announced principal casting today for the pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, the new musical premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. (more...)

Serinda Swan to Star as Medusa in MARVEL'S INHUMANS on ABC
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Serinda Swan ('Ballers,' 'Graceland') will star as Medusa in the MARVEL'S INHUMANS television series, the never-before-told epic adventure of The Royal Family. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Anson Mount Joins Cast of MARVEL'S INHUMANS on ABC
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

'Hell on Wheels' star Anson Mount has landed the lead role of Black Bolt in the MARVEL'S INHUMANS television series. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Cbeebies Favourite Mr Bloom's Nursery Live Comes to the Wyvern
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Mr Bloom, as seen on CBeebies, is about to embark on his first ever live UK theatre tour in February 2017 (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Building upon the artistic acclaim of the of 2016-17 Season and reaffirming the commitment to bring "more theatre to more people", Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced today a dynamic 2017-18 Season; celebrating the prismatic and perennial impact of musical theatre. (more...)

Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Sing About Marriage on Valentine's Day at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special night of music! Newly- married Broadway vets Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett are often asked, 'What's it like to be married to a fellow artist?' Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer that question. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Broadway Duo Sings Ode to Music's Best Marriages at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special night of music! (more...)

Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

New Fantasy Novel THE PRINCE, THE PLAGUE AND THE PERFIDY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

PLAINVIEW, Texas - In author Andrew Hannon's debut novel, 'The Prince, the Plague, and the Perfidy' (published by iUniverse), young Prince Percival is sent on a quest to retrieve a healing fruit for his dying father. While searching for the mystical remedy, he discovers untapped supernatural powers. Facing betrayal from his brothers and an ancient enemy, he must overcome myriad trials to not only help his father, but confront his family's greatest nemesis. (more...)

Top Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's New Play JUNK Will Bring Financial Civil War to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

This fall Lincoln Center Theater, in association with The Araca Group, will produce Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes. The production will begin previews Thursday, September 14 and open on Thursday, October 12 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Del Shores's A VERY SORDID WEDDING Film Sequel to Premiere in Palm Springs
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Award-winning writer/director Del Shores ('Blues For Willadean,' 'Southern Baptist Sissies,' 'Queer A Folk') releases his latest film, A Very Sordid Wedding, the outrageously funny sequel to his play, movie and TV series Sordid Lives. (more...)

Casting Announced for Las Vegas' Sexiest New Smash: MAGIC MIKE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The search is over! Following a nationwide man-hunt, casting for the highly-anticipated production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is now finalized. Inspired by the ever-popular Magic Mike film franchise and conceived by the film's star Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS will feature 13 of the hottest and most talented males from around the country. Preview performances for the sizzling production will begin on Thursday, March 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inside of the mythic Club Domina. The show will celebrate its official opening night on Friday, April 21. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Iwan Rheon Cast in Lead Role for New ABC Series MARVEL'S INHUMANS
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Prominent actor Iwan Rheon ('Game of Thrones') has been cast in the lead role of Maximus in the MARVEL'S INHUMANS television series. (more...)

A Valentine for the Desert! Lorna Luft SIngs THE JUDY GARLAND SONGBOOK at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Feb 2, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment.  A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood.  At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.'  At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre's KING CHARLES III a Necessary Play For Our Times
by Andrew White - Feb 15, 2017

Times like these call for plays that directly address our anxieties; and Mike Bartlett's King Charles III is about as timely and necessary a play as we're likely to see. For all its indulgent verbal sprawl the Shakespeare Theatre Company has served Washington theatre audiences superbly, with a stellar cast and a politically taut drama written in the finely-tuned pentameter that once made, well, Shakespeare himself so famous. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre announces the complete cast of its upcoming production of Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron's (Fun Home) funny and brilliant play Well, set to star beloved Seattle talents Barbara Dirickson and Sarah Rudinoff. Well is dark comedy at its finest and is being directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham. (more...)

ABC to Present Two-Night Princess Diana Docu-Series On Anniversary of Her Death
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

ABC and People announce a four-hour primetime television event on the extraordinary life of Princess Diana. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYAL FAMILY at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Feb 10, 2017

Of the three shows currently running at the Guthrie, The Royal Family is definitely the lightweight, longer on comedy and razzle-dazzle production values than on importance. (The other two shows are KING LEAR and PROMISE LAND, a barebones physical theater take on the Hansel and Gretel tale retold as an immigrant story.) Loosely based on the Barrymore acting clan, The Royal Family follows three generations of a prominent and wealthy family of performers, with particular attention to the female line. (more...)

MetLiveArts Presents February Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This February at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MetLiveArts includes The Lincoln Family Album, the male vocal quintet, Profeti della Quinta, Gerald Clayton Quartet and Quartet in Residence, PUBLIQuartet, returns to The Met with a program exploring, What is "American music"? with Jessie Montgomery's Banner.  (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...)

New Song Cycle LOS BUFONES to Play National Hispanic Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The world premiere of Los Bufones, an innovative new song cycle for theatre, will run from January 19-22 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the NHCC's Siembra: Latino Theatre Season. (more...)

HAND TO GOD and More to Kick Off B Street Theatre's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

B Street Theatre has announced the first three productions in their 26th Mainstage Season. This season will feature James Goldman's contemporary classic The Lion in Winter; Steven Dietz's unique romance Bloomsday; and the Tony-nominated play Hand to God by Robert Askins. (more...)

Vogue Magazine Highlights a Royal Visit to Belize and Chaa Creek
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

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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...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces January Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

See the full January events calendar for the Irvine Barclay Theatre below! (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce 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. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

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