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URBANSWIM Hosts Annual 'Liberty to Freedom Swim' to Remember 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Known as the Liberty to Freedom Swim, this 2.2 mile | 3.5 kilometer open water swim is now in it's 3rd year. Staged annually in early September by URBANSWIM, this event is dedicated to celebrating the freedom of the American people, and to remembering those that died and served on 9/11. (more...)

Tickets for SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tour Launch on Sale This Sunday in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the national tour of the hilarious new musical Something Rotten!, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Chyler Leigh Returns for SUPERGIRL on The CW
by - Sep 6, 2016

Below, get a sneak peek at Chyler Leigh in back to back episodes of SUPERGIRL, airing every Monday at 8/7c on The CW. (more...)

OPERA ON THE MALL Rescheduled to Sunday, October 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Due to rainy Saturday forecasts, Opera Philadelphia's FREE HD broadcast of Puccini's Turandot has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 2.  All tickets issued for the original broadcast date of Saturday, October 1, will be honored on the new date, and guests can continue to register for free tickets at (more...)

BWW Preview: Pangdemonium Singapore to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of RENT
by Yuliani Supandji - Sep 29, 2016

This October, Pangdemonium is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of revolutionary rock musical, RENT. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this unforgettable and timeless story of a group of friends, who despite poverty and illness, learn to fall in love and find their voices, will anchor Pangdemonium's 2016 Season of Love. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release an all-Debussy album featuring three works that illustrate the French composer's mastery of orchestration including Images pour orchestre, Jeux, and La plus que lente, on the Orchestra's Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label on Friday, October 28, 2016. The recording will be available for pre-order on and on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This recording is presented by SFS Media in premium audio hybrid SACD as well as studio master-quality download. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes Alive at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - Sep 22, 2016

The Saenger Theatre kicked off its 2016 Broadway in New Orleans season with the classic musical "THE SOUND OF MUSIC," this week, and after the opening performance, Canal Street was just as alive as Maria's beloved hills as patrons sang songs from the musical on their way home. (more...)

The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy Opens 2016-17 Season With ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The 46th season of The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy will launch Sept. 22-Oct. 9, 2016, with the Michigan premiere of Kenneth Jones' fact-inspired drama Alabama Story, a play with unique ties to The Motor City.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre Presents THE MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile's humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny "Kid" Paret. When Benny challenges Emile's sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Man in the Ring is a story of violence, love, and life under the public eye-and one man's fight to get the world back in his corner. (more...)

UNDER THE SHADOW Selected As UK Foreign-Language Academy Award Entry
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Babak Anvari's psychological thriller UNDER The Shadow has been selected as the United Kingdom's Foreign Language Academy Award entry for 2016. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and which has had an extensive festival run, will be released by Vertigo Releasing in the U.K. on September 23rd and by XYZ Films and Vertical in the U.S. on October 7th. Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films are releasing the film theatrically in North America and globally on digital platforms.  (more...)

Wilbury Group Announces World Premiere of Erik Ehn's 10,000 THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces the world premiere of ?10,000 Things, a new work by acclaimed playwright Erik Ehn, October 20-30 2016. (more...)

Noor Theatre Announces 7th Season of Highlight Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

At the heels of their Obie Award win, Noor Theatre is gearing up for another innovative and riveting season. As the barrage of issues affecting Middle Eastern communities across the globe grows, this unique company continues to create a dialogue between their artists and audiences, and shed light on these varied and complex perspectives.  (more...)

BWW Review: Hard Hitting ROYALE at ACT Examines Consequences of Being First
by Jay Irwin - Sep 16, 2016

Let me start, Dear Readers, by saying I have never had an appreciation for boxing. I've just never understood why it's important to find out who can beat up someone else the best or, alternatively, who can take a beating the best. Having said that, the current production of Marco Ramirez's stirring play "The Royale" at ACT is not about boxing. Sure the backdrop of the story is boxing but moreover it's about the choice to take personal groundbreaking victories even in The Shadow of danger to your friends and family. And that is a much more interesting fight than who can punch who the hardest. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? (more...)

Cast Complete for Bush Theatre's THIS PLACE WE KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Full casting for the Bush Theatre's programme of six new, commissioned plays This Place We Know has been announced today. Residents of the local community are also now invited to submit photography celebrating W12, to be in with a chance of having their work displayed as part of WeAreW12, a free photography exhibition curated by photographer Eileen Perrier. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy 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 conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

BWW Review: BURIED CHILD Reinvented at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Sep 14, 2016

They have cast the show without regard to race, perceived sexual orientation or physical types, and in the process expanded the vision of what could be a narrow exercise into a universal one. Never has the play felt so broad and borderless, and the staging reveals interesting struggles inside both American culture and methods of acting. (more...)

Peter Schuler Releases IN PURSUIT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'In Pursuit of God': a well-designed and insightful guide to becoming closer to God written with love for the Lord on every page. 'In Pursuit of God' is the creation of published author, Peter Schuler, a dedicated writer and author. (more...)

Freeform Returns to New York Comic Con with Hit Series SHADOWHUNTERS & More
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Freeform announced today that they will be bringing cast and executive producers from the hit series “Shadowhunters” and new original drama “Beyond” to New York Comic Con on October 7-8. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome 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) for 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...)

Mercy Street Theatre Company Kicks Off 16/17 Season With THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR: WITH WILD ABANDON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Mercy Street Theatre kicks off its third season on October 10 with The Mercy Street Affair: With Wild Abandon, a classy cocktail party and festival of new short plays that will take place at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. at 7:00 pm.  Cost of entry is a suggested donation of $15.  To RSVP, please visit (more...)

ART21 to Paint Portrait of 16 Innovative Artists in 8th Season on PBS
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The new season of ART21's flagship program will debut with four one-hour episodes on two consecutive Fridays, September 16th and September 23rd, from 9PM to 11PM ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Theater Vet David Rasche Returns for Season 2 of TV Land's IMPASTOR
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

David Rasche will return to his role of Alden Schmidt, the president of Ladner Trinity Lutheran Church, in TV Land's IMPASTOR. (more...)

Freeform's Hit Original Series SHADOWHUNTERS Returns for Second Season 1/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

During their New York Comic Con panel, Freeform announced that their hit original series SHADOWHUNTERS will return for a second season premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST). (more...)

Photo Flash: Freeform's SHADOWHUNTERS Returns to New York Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Freeform's hit series 'Shadowhunters' returned to New York Comic Con today, Saturday, October 8th. The panel included an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming second season and a Q&A session with executive producers McG ('Charlie's Angels,' 'Chuck,'), Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer ('Smallville'), and cast members.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Joe Gulla's GARBO Reading at The Dramatists Guild
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for a private staged reading of Joe Gulla's 'GARBO'. Directed by Brian Rardin, the staged reading will be performed on October 21. This reading will be part of the Friday Night Footlights Series held in the Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild. (more...)

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA Completes Roundhouse & Olney's Theatrical Triumph
by Andrew White - Oct 5, 2016

Roundhouse and Olney Theatre's joint production, while long by contemporary theatre-going standards, is as rewarding and heart-warming an evening of theatre as you will ever see.  Director Ryan Rilette guides his all-star cast with a sure hand, and the results are unforgettable. (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

McDaniel College Presents Iconic Rock Musical HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

McDaniel College presents the iconic rock musical 'Hair' performed by McDaniel theatre arts students. Performances are Wednesday, Nov. 16-Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: The show contains mature language, sexual content, simulated drug use and brief nudity.) (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of UofSC Theatre's COSI at Longstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Louis Nowra's hit Australian comedy, Cosi, November 11-19 at Longstreet Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

THE HEROIN DIARIES at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Craig is a heroin dealer. At 34 he's been a using drug addict for 20 years and finally his lifestyle is catching up to him. He is planning to check out quietly, the way he always knew he would, by overdose. But when young Leila arrives at his flat searching for her own oblivion, he is given one last chance to question the life he's lead thus far, and perhaps to choose a different ending. (more...)

BWW Recap: Violent Delights Have Violent Ends in WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 2, 2016

“Every hero has a choice.” That's not exactly the tagline of HBO's new drama Westworld, but it should be. Westworld explores mankind at it's core and what our choices say about us. It explores the depths and depravity of humanity, our culture, and our pleasures. What do our choices and our desires say? What is entertainment and why is it so often riddled with sex, violence, and most frequently sexual violence? While we constantly hide behind the separation between fiction and reality, the perverted, exploitative, and gratuitous demand for inclusion of what we generally condemn as morally wrong in our society to be present and pronounced in our media is undoubtable and HBO as a network is frequently one of our biggest culprits. But, perhaps that is why Westworld works so brilliantly. (more...)

The Brits Are Back! Bravo to Premiere Season 3 of LADIES OF LONDON, 11/29
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Bravo Media crosses the pond for a new season of LADIES OF LONDON premiering Tuesday, November 29 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Hunter Foster to Helm THE LOST BOY Reading with Matt Doyle, Jen Cody, James Lecesne and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Broadway's Matt Doyle (Book Of Mormon, War Horse), Jennifer Cody (Shrek, Urinetown), Elizabeth Morton (Death Of A Salesman), James Lecesne (The Best Man) and Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) will appear in a industry reading of Ron Palillo's play, The Lost Boy, at Martian Entertainment, 165 West 46st St, Suite 1214. (more...)

Old Fitz Theatre to Present THE SHADOW BOX 15/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Dino Dimitriadis, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer at the Old Fitz Theatre from November 15. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Remodels THE MODEL APARTMENT at the Geffen
by Gil Kaan - Oct 18, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winner and much lauded playwright Donald Margulies' currently back in Los Angeles for his revival of his 1988 Obie Award-winning THE MODEL APARTMENT. His foray into writing for film The End of the Tour made him a festival darling with nominations for Film Independent Spirit and UCLA Scripter Awards. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Returns!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The MITF Awards Return! John Chatterton's 17th Summer Fest yielded an amazing crop of productions. Award Ceremony will be directly after the current festival: MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL: AUTUMN ARTS 2016 October 26 - November 20 at the Jewel Box @ The WorkShop 312 W 36th Street, NYC (more...)

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Pastor Julius R. Malone Releases'Going Through the Storms of Life'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WI - Having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and surviving the odds, Pastor Julius R. Malone unveils his personal journey in his revised book entitled, 'Going Through the Storms of Life,' where he provides readers with the spiritual tools needed to battle and overcome the difficulties of life. The book is available at Living By the Word bookstore. It is also available in the Amazon Kindle ebook store. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project to Stage THE AMISH PROJECT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project, in association with The Athenaeum Theatre, is pleased to present the Jessica Dickey's gripping drama THE AMISH PROJECT, directed by David Connelly, featuring ensemble member Sarah Gise* in a powerful solo performance.  (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

The Point Announces Christmas Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

This festive period The Point, Eastleigh has a fantastic programme of seasonal shows just perfect for the whole family. With two in-house productions and one very special show taking place in the Creation Space The Point will be abuzz with Christmas cheer this November and December. (more...)

SUPERGIRL Premiere Delivers a Super-Powered Ratings Knockout for The CW
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The network premiere of SUPERGIRL was super-powered for The CW, giving the network its most-watched (3.024M) show in its Monday 8:00-9:00pm time period in almost eight years (more...)

BWW Review: THE FINKELSTEINS ARE COMING FOR DINNER – and There is Sweet Love and Comic Domesticity on the Menu
by David Fick - Oct 10, 2016

Richard Kaplan's debut as a produced playwright with THE FINKELSTEINS ARE COMING FOR DINNER offers an evening of solid entertainment. For its pivotal love scene alone, it is worth going to see what is being cooked up for the Finkelsteins' visit. (more...)

BWW Review: XERXES, Hackney Empire, 8 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a brilliantly realised updating of Handel's Xerxes set in the Battle of Britain and featuring an astonishing countertenor voice. (more...)

Jana Robbins I'M STILL HERE! One Night Only at Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jana Robbins "I'M STILL HERE!" on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Announces Free Tickets to Broadcast of TURANDOT, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of Turandot will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 7.  You can score your free tickets to Opera on the Mall beginning at 10 Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subscription for two to the spring 2017 Opera at the Academy series, featuring productions of Rossini's Tancredi and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 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. (more...)

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