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BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Park Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 9, 2017

After an absence of almost a decade, tick, tick…BOOM! bursts back onto the London stage at the Park Theatre. There's plenty of energy, a natural spark among the three leads, but little emotional impact in this revival. It ticks, ticks along, but lacks the boom. (more...)

SHIRLEY AND ME, Jan Wallace Brings 'Shirley Valentine' Back to Sarasota in New Autobiographical Play
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

SaraSolo Productions, Inc. announces the first SaraSolo Encore from the 2017 SaraSolo Festival, actress/artist/writer Jan Wallace brings her sell-out hit, SHIRLEY AND ME, back to Sarasota for one Encore show only, on Friday June 9 at 8:00pm, at The Starlite Room, at 1001 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236. (more...)

40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 – 23
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Our Productions to present New Work by Bruce R. Coleman
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Our Productions Theatre Co. Producting Artistic Director, Stephanie Riggs announces the exciting presentation of a new script, Haunted, by award winning Dallas Playwright Bruce R. Coleman, coming to the MCL Grand in October 2017. (more...)

Exclamation Point! SOMETHING ROTTEN! Goes on Sale This Friday in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the completely original new musical Something Rotten! will go on sale to the general public Friday, May 12. (more...)

Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Shadowbox Live Announces June Events
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Looking to the month ahead Shadowbox Live is in final preparation for The Best of Shadowbox Live 2017.  Opening Thursday, June 8 a 7:30pm, and running Fridays at 7:30 and Saturdays a 7:30 and 10:30 through August 26th, this show features the best sketch comedy and rock 'n' roll from our past year.  Content is taken from Spring 2016's Scandalous, Fall 2016's The Shadow Zone, and Winter 2017's Body Heat.   Filling the time slot of 10:30 Fridays, Shadowbox Live will perform a one-hour version of the show called The Best of Shadowbox Live 2017 NIGHTCAP.  (more...)

Skybox Security: Organizations Must Change Approach to Vulnerability Management to Stay Ahead of Real-World Threats
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Shadowbox Live Puts Its Best Foot Forward this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Shadowbox Live is ready to revisit audience favorites from the past season with The Best of Shadowbox Live 2017 opening June 8th at the Brewery District theater, 503 South Front Street. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bootleg Theater presents I CARRY YOUR HEART
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's 'Hope On Stage' playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). (more...)

BWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - May 2, 2017

The world of theatre encompasses every issue under the sun; from war to small town drama, from orphans to puppets, theatre has seen it all. Using this logic, it makes sense that many plays and musicals often deal with the challenging topic of illness and death. Musicals such as NEXT TO NORMAL and HEATHERS take very different approaches to the subject of our own mortality, and there are a myriad of plays that attempt to tackle the issue. Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg has chosen one such play, a drama entitled The Shadow BOX, and through this show continues to prove that they deserve a bigger spotlight than the small, tucked away world of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania can provide for them. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - May 2, 2017

The world of theatre encompasses every issue under the sun; from war to small town drama, from orphans to puppets, theatre has seen it all. Using this logic, it makes sense that many plays and musicals often deal with the challenging topic of illness and death. Musicals such as NEXT TO NORMAL and HEATHERS take very different approaches to the subject of our own mortality, and there are a myriad of plays that attempt to tackle the issue. Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg has chosen one such play, a drama entitled The Shadow BOX, and through this show continues to prove that they deserve a bigger spotlight than the small, tucked away world of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania can provide for them. (more...)

Something HAUNTED Is Coming to Our Productions This October
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Our Productions Theatre Co. Producting Artistic Director, Stephanie Riggs announces the exciting presentation of a new script, Haunted, by award-winning Dallas Playwright Bruce R. Coleman, coming to the MCL Grand in October 2017. (more...)

The CW Announces 2017-18 Primetime Schedule Featuring New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, "Dig Down." (more...)

BWW Review: Gripping and Beautiful HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Synetic Theater
by Pamela Roberts - May 17, 2017

Synetic Theater's 'beautifully disturbing' HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is gripping storytelling at its best. The wordless production conveys the epic tale with movement, spectacle, connection, and artistry. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on Tour
by Kathy Strain - May 16, 2017

When Nick and Nigel Bottom decided they wanted to write a new hit play, they knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. With William Shakespeare as their competition, they knew they had to be new and innovative. The hilarious show SOMETHING ROTTEN is an original musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It follows their adventures in writing the first musical and the cast of characters that add to the humor of the show. Scott Cote plays Brother Jeremiah and can be called the 'villain' of the show. BWW caught up with Scott as he prepares to come to Austin, Texas with the cast to share this fun show. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces the World Premiere of ROTUNDA PROJECT: Daniil Simkin Falls the Shadow
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces the World Premiere of Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls The Shadow with choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo on September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

SnoopWall Consumer Advisory: Stopping WannaCry - the Global RansomWorm Malware Epidemic
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

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Bootleg Theater Announces Final Schedule for HOPE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEART will preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run through Saturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.   (more...)

SHIRLEY AND ME Returns for Encore Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

SaraSolo Productions, Inc. announces the first SaraSolo Encore from the 2017 SaraSolo Festival. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces World Premiere of ROTUNDA PROJECT: DANLIL SIMKIN - 9/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by  Dmitrij Simkin, Falls The Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda.  (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...)

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

SFIAF 2017 has announced its performance listings. The full Festival lineup with project descriptions is as follows (projects listed chronologically by discipline: dance, music, theatre/ performance art). An online calendar is available here. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Announces THE ROAD TO MECCA to Celebrate Athol Fugard's 85th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

This Sunday, 11 June 2017, Athol Fugard celebrates his 85th birthday and the Fugard Theatre will mark this occasion with an all South African, star-studded production of his acclaimed play THE ROAD TO MECCA. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. 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...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents World Premiere of ROTUNDA PROJECT: Daniil Simkin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by Dmitrij Simkin, Falls The Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda.  (more...)

Sarah Hyland to Guest Star on Freeform Original Series SHADOWHUNTERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

In a world full of SHADOWHUNTERS, Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, Seelies and Warlocks, The Shadow World welcomes one more into the fold, as actress Sarah Hyland joins the cast for a special guest appearance during the summer season. (more...)

Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2017

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

GrowNYC Farmers Market, Greenmarket At Oculus Plaza, Returns To World Trade Center Site On June 20th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Westfield and GrowNYC today announced the return of the Greenmarket to the World Trade Center area. This new market, to be known as the Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza, opens today, June 20 th. The original market, established in The Shadow of the Twin Towers in 1984, was forced to close when two planes hit the towers on September 11, 2001. This is a significant and emotional homecoming, especially for many of the returning farmers that were present on the day of the attacks and are, finally, coming back to this location. (more...)

OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb - New Plays from America's Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego. This year, the festival will run for two weekends; July 14-16 & July 21-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE O.P.E.N. 2017
by Shannen Tan - Jun 15, 2017

While much hype and limelight surrounds the premier national festival of SIFA, the programming of The O.P.E.N. hides in The Shadow of its bigger counterpart. In spite of this, The O.P.E.N. has continually offered a slew of engaging programmes each year. Check out this year's top 3 editorial picks! (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Presents Tuneful SOME ENCHANTED EVENING of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

A starry night, with a huge moon looking down, is the perfect setting for an evening of songs that have become part of musical theatre history. This is the look and the sound of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, now running through July 16, 2017, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, just south of DC off of I-95. (more...)

Summer Reads! Children Read to Earn Ticket to PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, is thrilled to announce a youth reading partnership with the Door County Library in conjunction with its production of the hilarious and swashbuckling play, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. (more...)

The National Theatre of Parramatta Presents THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Art reflects life as Western Sydney bursts to life on stage in the world premiere production of The Incredible Here and Now from Riverside's National Theatre of Parramatta. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Arrive at The Smith Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 8 - 13, 2017. (more...)

Barrow Street Productions Presents PIKE ST.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following the notable success of No Child..., which ran for a year at Barrow Street Theatre in New York and debuted at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010, Nilaja Sun returns to The Fringe with her new one-woman show, PIKE ST. fresh from a strong critical response in the U.S. (more...)

Joe Gulla's GARBO Wins Audience Award at 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) has conferred playwright Joe Gulla's 'GARBO' with their 2017 Audience Award. (more...)

ORIGAMI, Rocio Molina's FALLEN FROM HEAVEN and More Slated for Dance Umbrella 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Dance Umbrella has announced the programme for its 2017 festival. London's flagship festival of international dance will take place from 11 - 28 October 2017. Tickets are on sale today! (more...)

Photo Flash: Week One Winner of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

There is no place like New York!  With a city this rich in culture, scandal and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless.  The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival and Be Bold! Productions encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC - themed festival each June.  Celebrating its 7th year, "Only in New York" opens Thursday, June 8 and runs for three weeks.  Each week four/five original short plays or musicals, by a variety of playwrights (including one high school student) will be presented with a "Best of the Week" production will being selected by audience vote. (more...)


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Idris Elba Returns for New Installment of BBC America's LUTHER
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Multi-award-winning LUTHER will return to BBC AMERICA with a new four-part limited-series written and created by Neil Cross, and starring Idris Elba, who has received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe(R), SAG and Critics' Choice Award for his performance as DCI John Luther. Filming will commence early next year. (more...)

Rock Opera DAWN OF PARADISE Due Out 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

PARADISE – consisting of the Portland-by-way-of-Chicago husband/wife team of guitarist/vocalist Steven Denekas and vocalist/keyboardist Tamar Berk – have fashioned a loving homage to the classic rock opera in their third album, Dawn of Paradise, a double-vinyl LP which gleefully references the likes of The Who's Tommy, Pink Floyd's The Wall, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Yes' Tales of Topographic Oceans and even such recent efforts as Green Day's American Idiot.  (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces the World Premiere of Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls the Shadow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces the World Premiere of Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls The Shadow with choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo (more...)

Girl Friday Productions Stages IDIOT'S DELIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A romantic commentary on idealism, greed and the realities of war, Robert E. Sherwood's IDIOT'S DELIGHT, produced by Girl Friday Productions and directed by Craig Johnson, opens June 30, 2017 on the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre. Girl Friday Productions brings its signature large ensemble cast to this dramatic comedy with musical accents, set in a world on the brink. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Adds Extra Shows To 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Shoreditch Town Hall today announces an additional programme of shows to its 2017 season.  (more...)

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