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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...)

Nothing Important's SEVEN DECEMBERS Gets Encore at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Nothing Important Productions returns to The Lounge Theatre with Seven Decembers, winner of the Hollywood Fringe Encore! Producer's Award. Seven Decembers made its official debut to sold-out audiences in June, and has been invited back to the stage on August 19th and 20th. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Shows Off His Elizabethan Resume
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Though Will Chase is currently making 'em swoon as the rock star bard, his mug is put to good use in a clever Elizabethan resume. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Rob McClure Sings a Sweet, Jazzy Arrangement of Rodgers & Hart's 'Manhattan' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Earlier the summer, the SOMETHING ROTTEN! star made his New York solo concert debut. (more...)

ESPN The Magazine's 2016 College Football Preview Issue Out This Friday
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

ESPN The Magazine's 2016 College Football Preview Issue will be on newstands this Friday, August 12th. The issue features four covers: Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson (more...)

SARTA Announces 2016 Elly Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

More than 410 Elly nominees for the 2015-16 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 7, 2016 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called.  This year's theme is Some Enchanted Ellys.  (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit and Q&A With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Josh Grisetti
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

The new SOMETHING ROTTEN! star talks about making the role his own, his "Game of Thrones" fandom and seeing the first West End preview of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. (more...)

Desiree Marie Leedo Launches New Marketing Campaign for INVISIBLE GODDESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

'Invisible Goddess: Step Out from The Shadow of Your Divorce and Shine!' (published by Balboa Press) is a book about moving from powerless to powerhouse after divorce or separation. It presents a step-by-step guide for women that takes them through the 'how to' of healing, transforming, empowering and loving themselves after the betrayal or rejection of a major breakup. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lewis Griffiths On Playing Johnny In DIRTY DANCING
by Marianka Swain - Aug 3, 2016

Lewis Griffiths' numerous credits include tours of Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde and Ghost - The Musical and Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the West End. He's now taking on the iconic role of Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing, which begins a UK tour from this month. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

After making his initial Broadway appearances in ASPECTS OF LOVE and JEKYLL & HYDE, Brad Oscar's breakthrough Tony-nominated performance as demanding playwright Franz Liebkind in THE PRODUCERS helped make him one of musical theatre's most sought-after funnymen. (more...)

Patrick Williams Pens GETTING NAKED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Author Dr. Patrick Williams' new book, 'Getting Naked: On Being Emotionally Transparent at the Right time, the Right Place, and with the Right Person' (published by Balboa Press), is a guide to help readers unlock their fullest potential and live as the most authentic versions of themselves. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

B IS FOR BOGART and More Among MoMA Film Exhibitions for September 2016
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art has announced its film exhibitions for September 2016. Scroll down for details! (more...)

ANAIS NIN GOES TO HELL to Return to the 14th Street Y This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Works and Goode Productions in association with The Theater at the 14th Street Y, present the return of Anais Nin Goes to Hell by David Stallings (Outstanding Original Full-Length Script, Dark Water - NY IT Awards), directed by Antonio Minino (Outstanding Director nominee,Scene/Unseen - PCTF Awards), as part of The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y. (more...)

J Chen Project's THE SHADOW AND THE LIKE Coming to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

China's Ministry of Culture, Asian Cultural Council, Jerome Foundation, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council have all recently awarded grants to NYC choreographer Jessica Chen with regard to the J CHEN PROJECT's 2016-17 season and debut of The Shadow and The Like. (more...)

BWW Interview: PARALLEL LIVES' Jenny Sullivan on Family, Directing & Contributing Happiness
by Gil Kaan - Aug 18, 2016

Director Jenny Sullivan has made her birthright name her own; acting and directing since her early twenties. The daughter of actor Barry Sullivan, Jenny's latest project finds her directing Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy's comic piece PARALLEL LIVES at the Falcon Theater. (more...)


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Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

MOMIX's OPUS CACTUS Opens the MAC's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

 McAninch Arts Center (MAC) opens its 30th Anniversary Season Performance Series with MOMIX's full-length multimedia spectacular "Opus Cactus," Saturday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.This mesmerizing production explores the wonders of the desert through dynamic acrobatic images of cacti, slithering lizards, fire dancers and more. New York Times hails Opus Cactus as "exploding with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humor and beauty." (more...)

Cast Announced for August Wilson Rep at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, Cygnet Theatre will present the San Diego artistic debut of Washington D.C. Director Jennifer L. Nelson. Nelson, who will direct the upcoming Season XIV productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars and King Hedley II was in San Diego recently to audition and cast the actors - each playing two roles. (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater. (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Toronto Film Festival Adds Galas & Special Presentations to Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® adds 2 Galas and 14 Special Presentations to its highly anticipated Galas and Special Presentations lineups. (more...)

VIDEO: 'The Shadow' & 'Blind Date' Teasers for AMERICAN HORROR STORY S6!
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

FX has shared all-new promos for the upcoming sixth season of the dramatic horror anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Check out the sneak peeks titled 'The Shadow' and 'Blind Date' below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

BWW Review: SHADOWLAND Lights Up Melbourne This Winter
by Victoria Beal - Aug 12, 2016

Lights up on a scattered stage and one lonely girl walking slowly towards centre stage. Such an unassuming entrance for what became a spectacular evening of impressive feats of the human body and ingenious light illusions. A glorious combination of theatre and visual art. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre's Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will kick off the 2016-17 season. (more...)

BWW TV: Will Power Takes Over Bryant Park with the Help of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 11, 2016

This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of Something Rotten!, including: Catherine Brunell, Will Chase, Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer,Rob McClure, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Max Clayton, Eric Giancola, David Hibbard, Jenny Hill,Leah Hofmann, Aaron Kaburick, Tari Kelly, Beth Johnson Nicely, Brian Olgilvie, Aleks Pevec,Eric Sciotto, and Marisha Wallace. Watch highlights below, as they perform 'God, I Hate Shakespeare,' 'Right Hand Man,' 'I Love the Way,' and 'Will Power.' (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Tyler Hoechlin as 'Superman' in Upcoming Season of SUPERGIRL
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The CW has revealed a first look at Tyler Hoechlin as 'Superman' in the upcoming season of “SUPERGIRL”. (more...)

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