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Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephanie Styles Sings 'Use Your Imagination' from ROMAN HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

What a dream! In this first look at Broadway-bound ROMAN HOLIDAY, Stephanie Styles, who plays Princess Ann, beautifully sings Cole Porter's 'Use Your Imagination' for SHN members. Check out the video below! (more...)

Boyd Gaines, Jan Maxwell, Stark Sands and More to Relive Community Theater Roots in STARRY, STARRY NIGHT in the Catskills
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Some of the Great White Way's most esteemed community theater alumni will go back to their earliest roots upstate over Memorial Day weekend when Starry, Starry Night is staged on Saturday, May 27th. The one-night-only event is a benefit for STS Playhouse, a community theater located in the heart of the Catskills. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - May 8, 2017

When the King of Siam (Jose Llana) sends for a governess to mentor his royal children, you would expect her arrival to be in grand fashion. And it was. At the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, when the curtain parts, the striking opening scene for The King and I unveils a boat anchoring dockside amidst a colorful sunset in Bangkok. As Anna Leonowens (Laura Michelle Kelly), a Welsh widow and her handsome son Louis (Graham Montgomery), prepare to disembark, Louis expresses some trepidation about the new life they are about to start in an unfamiliar land. His mother answers him with, I Whisle a Happy Tune, setting the tone for this delightful musical and gifting the audience with the angelic vocal talents of Miss Kelly. (more...)

VIDEO: First Teaser for MARVEL'S INHUMANS Has Arrived
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

The first teaser for MARVEL'S INHUMANS is here! Recently, MAX Corp. Marvel Television, a unit of Marvel Entertainment, and Disney|ABC Television Group announced an innovative agreement to exclusively premiere the new ABC series in IMAX commercial theaters, marking the first time a live-action television series has debuted in this manner. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

West End and New York Star Lorna Dallas Returns to the World of Cabaret with HOME AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

After a two-decade absence, internationally acclaimed West End and New York singing star Lorna Dallas returns to the world of cabaret with her new show, "Home Again," at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street London W1, on Tuesday 27 and Tuesday 4 July. (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Lady Behind the Looks of WAR PAINT, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Costume designer Catherine Zuber has picked up her twelve Tony nomination (six-time winner) for her inspired work on War Paint. Below, watch as she explains the challenges of giving both leading ladies a distinct and separate identity.  (more...)

Randy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater has announced casting for the theater's summer musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Leading the cast will be Randy Harrison (Guthrie: The Glass Menagerie) who will play French pointillist painter George Seurat, a role originated by Mandy Patinkin in the 1984 Broadway production, and Erin Mackey (Guthrie: South Pacific) who will play Seurat's lover and model, Dot, a role originated by Bernadette Peters. (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

CBS to Present PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE | HER DEATH | THE TRUTH, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Princess Diana captured the world's imagination so much so, many thought they really knew her. The reality is that they just knew a part of the Diana story. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

Barn Theatre Announces 2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 71st season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2017 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, is premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Broadway favorite Drew Gehling (Waitress) will take on the iconic roles portrayed by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the classic film, and Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) and TV and stage star Sara Chase ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will round out the principal casting. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Announces 2017 East to Edinburgh Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

59E59 Theaters announces the 2017 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival. EAST TO EDINBURGH begins on Tuesday, July 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, is premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Broadway favorite Drew Gehling (Waitress) will take on the iconic roles portrayed by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the classic film, and Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) and TV and stage star Sara Chase ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will round out the principal casting. (more...)

July Entertainment Announced at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Talented musicians sizzle on the performance stage at Dino's Backstage and the Celebrity Room in July. July's entertainment lineup begins with two performances by Michelle Lordi on July 7 and 8, followed by the talented cabaret singer and jazz vocalist Paula Johns on July 14. Then, on July 15, pianist/singer Jared Feinman will perform showing off his strong baritone voice. (more...)

VIDEO: Create Your Destiny! Trailer Arrives for MARVEL'S INHUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Create your destiny. The first official trailer has arrived for MARVEL'S INHUMANS. Meet Marvel's #Inhumans early in IMAX theatres Sept 1, and experience the full series starting Sept 29 on ABC. (more...)

VIDEO: Teaser Revealed for MARVEL'S INHUMANS Ahead of Official Trailer
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The wait is almost over. This Thursday, the first official trailer will be released for the highly anticipated live-action television series MARVEL'S INHUMANS. Today, a teaser trailer was shared on the movie's official Twitter page. (more...)

BWW Review: Intricate and Compelling THE DIANA TAPES
by Andria Tieman - Jun 27, 2017

Diana, Princess of Wales remains a fascinating figure, despite the two decades that have gone by since her death. The relatively new play, THE DIANA TAPES, by James Clements takes an interesting approach to the princess, her motivations and involvement with the tabloid writer Andrew Morton, when he wrote Diana: In Her Owns Words in 1992.  Diana was typically portrayed as a beautifully fragile woman with a pure heart who was cuckolded and had a tremendous amount of difficulty in her life, but this play presents her as a canny manipulator using the press to control her own narrative, rather than allowing The Royal Family's media machine dictate what others think of her.  It's a complicated portrait of a public figure who everyone likely has an opinion about, but also an interesting look into the potential problems created for her friends and her biographer when she decides she wants to tell her own story. (more...)

ABC Announces Premiere Date for New Series MARVEL'S INHUMANS
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The highly anticipated new Marvel television series MARVEL'S INHUMANS will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC. The network series premiere, including the first two episodes of “Marvel's Inhumans,” will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Bradley King Made GREAT COMET Shine
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2017

Lighting designer Bradley King picked up his first Tony nomination for his daring design of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Watch below as he explains how he made the show shine! (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira to Star in AVENGERS Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

ECLIPSED playwright Danai Gurira will star in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. No details have been revealed as to the role she will play in the project. (more...)

VIDEO: ROMAN HOLIDAY's Drew Gehling and Stephanie Styles Answer Your Questions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, is premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Broadway favorite Drew Gehling (Waitress) take on the iconic roles portrayed by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the classic film, and Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) and TV and stage star Sara Chase ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') round out the principal cast. (more...)

HAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

HAMLET is the summer production in Midsommer Flight's sixth season bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks. It opens Saturday, July 8 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. (more...)


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NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Bradley King Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Bradley King has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Bradley King!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Bradley King has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. His collaborations with Rachel Chavkin include Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway), Hadestown (NYTW), Preludes (LCT3), The Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep), and the upcoming The Royal Family (The Guthrie). (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

FUN HOME to Arrive at 5th Avenue Theatre This July; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Seattle engagement of the first National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The tour will premiere in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre July 11-30, 2017. (more...)


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Windham Theatre Guild 2017-18 Season Subscriptions Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The WTG is proud to present its 2017-2018 Main Stage Season of six shows. You can save money by purchasing a subscription or flex pass now. You can get all six shows or you can purchase a flex pass and see any four of the six shows.  (more...)

London 5 Studios Welcomes Harry Connick Jr And Joshua Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Who is this incredible drummer? Joshua Grant is just 9 years old and has already wowed audiences throughout the world. (more...)

ABC to Present 2-Night Documentary Event on Life of Princess Diana
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

ABC and People announce a four-hour primetime television event on the extraordinary life of Princess Diana. The documentary event, which will air on ABC over two nights in August 2017, marking the 20th anniversary of her tragic passing at age 36, will capture the most comprehensive interviews ever conducted on the woman known as the People's Princess (more...)

New Documentary DIANA - HER STORY Premieres on PBS This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PBS today announced DIANA - HER STORY, a new documentary featuring rare video of Diana, Princess of Wales, speaking openly and candidly about her life and troubled marriage, along with new revealing interviews with some of her closest confidants. (more...)

Watch New MARVEL'S INHUMANS Trailer Revealed at Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A new MARVEL'S INHUMANS trailer was revealed today at SDCC. The highly anticipated new Marvel television series will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC. T (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's Touring HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Midsommer Flight's summer 2017 production - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - is performed in an abridged 100-minute version that captures the murderous intrigues of The Royal Family - complete enough for those familiar with the play and accessible for newcomers to it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Try Something New on a Monday Night This August in Downtown Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Since 2016 Dragon Productions Theatre Company has hosted the Monday Night Play Space. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector to Perform at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the cabaret series Music Mondays continues on Monday, July 17 at 8 pm with Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS JR. at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - Apr 28, 2017

Most everyone knows the story of "The Princess and the Pea", but few know what actually happened. For instance, did you know that Princess Winnifred, from the Ragnarok Marsh Lilies, actually swam the moat to reach the castle? You'll learn about this and much more from Susquehanna Stage Company's next show, Once Upon a Mattress Jr.! (more...)

UNDER THE BOHDI TREE A Musical Adaptation on the Life of Prince Siddhartha Opens at Royal Family Performing Arts Space 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Under the Bodhi Tree, a musical adaptation on the life of Siddhartha, his search for enlightenment and his transition into the Buddha, will open for a limited run engagement on May 2 - 14 at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 W 46th Street, NYC). (more...)

May Entertainment Announced at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

April showers bring May flowers, but Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room brings outstanding entertainment to the stage all month long in May! First, Michael Richard Kelly honors pays tribute to an icon with "Songs of Judy Garland" on May 5 and 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21. (more...)

MTC's Role-Swapping THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Extends on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a two-week extension for Manhattan Theatre Club's universally acclaimed new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

VIDEO: Cobie Smulders Talks 'High Brow' British Accent in Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Cobie Smulders stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY to talk about making her Broadway debut and speaking a fake British accent in Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

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