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BWW Review: THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE Is Homage To The Thirties
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 9, 2016

It's lush, it's beautiful, it's darkly, evilly funny, and it's the best vampire film out right now. Vienna in the 1930s has never looked better or been deadlier. (more...)

Hamlet Set for Apollinaire in the Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

In The Shadow of the threat of war, a new leader has used his charm and treachery to win the crown and the Queen. Prince Hamlet returns home to an unrecognizable political landscape, and is compelled by an apparition to avenge his father's death. Paralyzed by the task ahead, he rages against the impossibility of his predicament. Meanwhile the new King is much less ambivalent in plotting Hamlet's death, and Denmark is thrown into turmoil with devastating consequences. (more...)

Scoop: BRAINDEAD on CBS - Monday, June 20, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on BRAINDEAD, airing on CBS on Monday, June 20, 2016! (more...)

The People Versus the Ministry of No: Enterprises Must Embrace Shadow IT or Lose Their Competitive Edge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

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Court Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MAN IN THE RING, 9/15-10/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Man in the Ring runs September 15 - October 16, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate 500th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, will celebrate its 500th performance tomorrow, Friday, July 1 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

DM Playhouse's Final Act Ensemble Summer Showcase Set for 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse's Final Act Ensemble presents their annual summer showcase, an evening of radio shows, 7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 19. Tickets are $10 for all ages and available online at www.dmplayhouse.com and at the Playhouse ticket office, 515-277-6261. (more...)

Lucinda Riley's Book Series THE SEVEN SISTERS Heads to Television
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Raffaella de Laurentiis announced today that she has optioned international bestselling author Lucinda Riley's THE SEVEN SISTERS book series to be adapted for television. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s New Shakespeare Will Chase in HIGH FIDELITY
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

He can play the suave leading man when called upon, but Will Chase is one of Broadway's leading rock star performers. (more...)

Where There's a Will Chase There's a Way- SOMETHING ROTTEN! Finds Next Shakespeare!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Broadway's ten-time Tony Award-nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome 'Nashville' star and Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rent, High Fidelity,The Full Monty) as 'Shakespeare' on Monday, July 18. (more...)

ON THE TRAIL WITH MIKE SCHNEIDER Premieres on NJTV 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Just as the Appalachian Trail reaches its 95th Anniversary, NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announces a new series that celebrates the great outdoors, ON THE TRAIL WITH MIKE SCHNEIDER . (more...)

IN THE SHADOW OF A DREAM Set for MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

John A. Adam's drama, IN The Shadow OF A DREAM, is a cathartic dark night of the soul as two unlikely individuals go on a road trip. (more...)

The Old Globe Extends World Premiere of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe today announced further news about its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. (more...)

BWW Review: TIDE POOLS Reflects Well On Theatre Artists Studio's New Summer Shorts
by Herbert Paine - Jun 17, 2016

Michael Fleck's TIDE POOLS ~ a creative, contemplative, and lovely 'paean' to Steinbeck ~ is one of eight engaging short plays on themes comical and whimsical and all relevant in Theatre Artists Studio's ninth annual festival of innovations, New Summer Shorts. (more...)

Tyler Hoechlin Cast as 'Superman' in The CW's SUPERGIRL
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!'s Tyler Hoechlin has been cast as Superman in SUPERGIRL. The series, formerly on CBS, heads to The CW, airing Mondays (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) beginning this fall. (more...)

THE HUNT FOR MAAN SINGH is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

HOUSTON, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The issue of undocumented Mexicans sneaking across the U.S. border makes good fodder for politicians on the campaign trail. But the reality is that people from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are regularly smuggled into the U.S. by organized crime rings using sophisticated methods to deliver their 'clients' to cities like New York, Chicago, L.A. and Miami. The book is being published today by Arte Publico Press. (more...)

MTAP Incubator Reading of DEAR BOY Set for Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

On Monday, June 27, 2016, MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh launches Hot Metal Musicals Incubator with Dear Boy, book and lyrics by Jeanne Drennan and music by David Berlin, to be presented as a reading at 7:00pm at the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Hardback Edition of G.W. Mullins's DANIEL IS WAITING A GHOST STORY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Author G.W. Mullins explains that in 'Daniel Is Waiting A Ghost Story,' Jen McDonald never believed in ghosts. That was until she met Daniel. After years of fighting, Jen's mother and father leave abandoning her and their family. At the age of 15, Jen has few options and a great fear of ending up in a foster home. After a gang breaks into her home and takes it over, she is forced to take refuge in a mausoleum, in the local cemetery. It's there where she makes contact with the spirit of a boy named Daniel, who died 60 years before. ?A mystery unfolds about his death, one that has to be solved before he can be at peace. The two set out to discover how Daniel died and if he was murdered. Along the way, they learn of the light and how it comes for the dead. Knowing that finding an answer to his mystery will cause him to be taken by the light, Daniel realizes he has to help Jen find a safe life before he goes. ?In the time they spend together, a bond forms and they fall in love. But can love between a ghost and a human stand a chance? It's a race against the clock to find out what happened to Daniel before he is forced to enter the light and Jen's secret hiding place is discovered. Can they learn the truth in time? Or will Daniel be able to fight against The Shadow people of the light to save himself? ?As 'Daniel Is Waiting A Ghost Story' is released globally, Mullins is busy writing the next book in this trilogy. 'The series is uncapped,' Mullins says. 'And although these novels are technically a series, each book can stand on its own.' Mullins allows pages of this book to be placed on Amazon.com for reading before you buy. Visit G.W. Mullins website or more information http://gwmullins.wix.com/officialsite (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOBSTER is a Quirky, Surreal Satire
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 12, 2016

The premise of THE LOBSTER is mesmerizing: In a society where relationships are valued over all else, the unpartnered have forty-five days to find a new mate or they will be transformed into an animal of their choice. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

The CW to Present Entire First Season of SUPERGIRL on Monday Nights Beg. 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The CW Network announced today it will broadcast the entire first season of SUPERGIRL on Monday nights starting August 1, with two episodes each week until the new season of SUPERGIRL premieres on October 10 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Power! First Look at Will Chase, Rob McClure and More in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, recently welcomed four new cast members to Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Joining Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who boarded the cast last month, are Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new company in action below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - East Meets West-4 Directors Talk About Directing Kids and Teens
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - Jul 27, 2016

Directing Kids and Teens sounds like a very difficult job, but for these 4 directors, the task is very easy. Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff  (Los Angeles), Joel & Christine Seger (Massachusetts), and Kelley Manson (Massachusetts) have had their fair share of young adult productions to be proud of.  No matter what coast they are from, they all can agree that kids and teens are "sponges" that can soak up information and that they do not have any bad habits they need to break on stage. They also talk about their beginnings in directing kids and teens, memorable moments thus far in their directing, and more. Read my Q&A below to see what they said.  (more...)

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2016

During the recent Ghostbusters furore, enraged opponents claimed the movie would ruin their childhood. As someone who grew up with the Harry Potter book series - preparing for GCSEs while the characters stressed over O.W.L.s - I can happily declare that this affectionate, spellbinding work only enhances that treasured experience. It's both nostalgic and thrillingly new, a smartly crafted love letter to J.K. Rowling's invention and to theatre itself. (more...)

West Coast Premiere THE BEAUTY, THE BANSHEE & ME: Award-Winning Autobiographical Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

What would you do if your original birth certificate was sealed by the courts, unobtainable, and your heart's desire was to know where you came from? Playwright/Performer Cathy Lind Hayes, adopted at three months old by celebrated entertainer Peter Lind Hayes and his beautiful actress/singer wife Mary Healy, embarks on a decades-long journey to learn the truth about where she came from and why she was given up. Cathy debuted The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, winning the award for Best Autobiographical Show. In this deeply passionate, humorous, and poignant solo play, her search takes many turns as she tries to make sense of how she is the daughter of two very different women. Michael Allen Angel directs the West Coast Premiere of The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the Whitefire Theatre beginning September 15. (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/23/2016
by - Jul 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/23/2016. (more...)

RENT The Musical Comes to The Old Rep, Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

After performing at this year's Pride Birmingham, Michael Neri presents RENT The Musical at The Old Rep from Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 July. 2016 is a particularly exciting time for the rock musical, as RENT celebrates its 20th anniversary. This brand new production has been created entirely in Birmingham and hosts an impressive cast of local professional actors, including Sutton Coldfield's Timothy Gough as Roger. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Set for Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago will welcome the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) July 11-23, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, August 1, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, August 1, 2016! (more...)

John Le Carre's Best-Seller THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD Coming to Television
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Paramount Television and The Ink Factory today announced their plans to develop John le Carré's literary masterpiece THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD into a television event inspired by the iconic spy novel. (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Join us this weekend, July 22-24 for HAIR The Musical at Porch Light Theatre in Glen Rock, NJ. (more...)

VIDEO: Something Fresh at SOMETHING ROTTEN! New Cast Members Take Their First Bows
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The hit musical comedy welcomes four new cast members who took their first bows Monday night. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle and Will Chase's Changing Of The Bard
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

Christian Borle hands the rock star collar to the new Shakespeare in town, Will Chase. (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Join us this weekend, July 22-24 for HAIR The Musical at Porch Light Theatre in Glen Rock, NJ. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Catch SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase in Premiere Performance of 'Will Power'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

There's a new Shakespeare in town, as Will Chase took over the role of Something Rotten!'s rock star bard tonight. Check out a clip of Will rocking out to 'Will Power' below: (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2016
by - Jul 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/16/2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/16/2016. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, August 1, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, August 1, 2016! (more...)

FiveThirtyEight Launches Ambitious Multi-Part Examination of Gun Deaths in America
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Today FiveThirtyEight launched its most ambitious project to date: a multi-part exploration of gun deaths and gun violence in America. (more...)

Dante Crossroad Pens BLOOD KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Dante Crossroad, a first time author, has completed his new book 'Blood Knight': takes us into a quiet, out-of-the-way town on the futuristic frontier where vile creatures arise to terrify and destroy, making way for their demonic master to set his plans in motion. (more...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 11, 2016
by - Jul 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

INSTAGRAM CHECK: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Will Chase Rocks Out Elizabethan Style
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2016

The Broadway favorite clowns around a bit while prepping to play the narcissistic bard. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

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