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BWW Flashback: The Factory is Closed- SWEAT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 25, 2017

Sweat closes today, June 25th. Before we say farewell, take a final look at the show's journey on Broadway.  (more...)

Netflix Cancels GIRLBOSS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Variety reports that the Netflix series Girlboss has been canceled after just one season. The news was confirmed by the series inspiration Sophia Amoruso via Instagram story. (more...)

UFO Sighting Spurs Tell-All Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

On Saturday December 14, 2013 at approximately 11:10 PM, NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten and his wife, Kim, were returning home from dinner and a movie. As they drove through their neighborhood, they noticed something bizarre moving toward them in the night sky – pale amber lights like nothing they had ever seen. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Sneak Peek at Midtown International Theatre Fest's THE BET
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, and his 2004 film adaptation Finding Neverland. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand - YES Opens Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Tim Realbuto's critically acclaimed two person drama YES opens tomorrow evening at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Repertory Theatre. The two-person drama is back by popular demand after a sold-out Manhattan Rep. run last December. The encore performances will take place tomorrow, Monday, June 26th as well as on Tuesday, June 27th at the midtown venue. Both performances begin at 6:30 PM. (more...)

It's Romance and Puppets in BENDY SIGN TAVERN at Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Veteran comedic theatre company Sex T-Rex returns to at The Toronto Fringe Festival for the fifth year in a row to premiere their first-ever puppet show, Bendy Sign Tavern, from July 5th to the 15th, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Love is Love is Love! The Cast of HAMILTON Celebrates Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The cast of Hamilton shared a #Ham4Pride video via Facebook celebrating pride weekend with the words of mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Love is love is love.' Check out the video below! (more...)

Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up! (more...)

Heather Rankin Releases New Music Video for 'Titanically'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Heather Rankin has released a stunning new video for her song “Titanically,” the third single from her JUNO Award nominated album A Fine Line.  (more...)

BWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2017

The recent Signature Theatre revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' VENUS, based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, depicted a 19th Century African woman who was subjected to exploitation because of white people's fascination with her prominent posterior.  But the mood is considerably lighter over at Playwrights Horizons these days, where the title character of Kirsten Childs' joyfully old-fashioned, but sneakily subversive new musical, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, is a 19th Century African-American woman who celebrates the attention her queenly derriere receives and uses it as a source of empowerment. (more...)

Book on Ruined Footballer Was Top Seller at, Says the Portuguese Publisher Fronteira do Caos
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017


BWW Interview: Stephen Mark Lukas: Chemistry?...Yeah, Chemistry!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 24, 2017

'There's this line in the show that I think is key to understanding Sky and Sarah's romance. 'Chemistry?' she asks, and he says, 'Yeah, chemistry.' The message is that when that connection between two people happens, it doesn't really matter what you've predicted for yourself. What's real is the chemistry, not the intellectual idea. Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown each have qualities the other is lacking, and together they fill in the gaps.' The speaker is the charismatic young actor, Stephen Mark Lukas, who will be making his Maine State Music Theatre debut in his first ever performances as the suave gambler Sky Masterson in Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls, which runs at the Pickard Theater from June 28-July 15. (more...)

Screening of CHASING ASYLUM Back by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Highlighting the truth about offshore detention centres, the Amnesty International Fremantle Group is holding a screening on July 5 at Replants Fremantle. (more...)

by Andria Tieman - Jun 23, 2017

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, was published in 1892.  The first-person narrative takes the reader inside the mind of an unnamed suffering from postpartum depression, who has been prescribed “The Rest Cure”, which calls for her to be confined to a room, alone, to let her mind rest and heal itself.  The cure turns out to be worse than the disease, and the seemingly innocuous yellow wallpaper in the room where she lives starts to play tricks on her already fragile mind, eventually leading her into total madness.  The short story is all within the woman's mind, but in order to dramatize it, OUT LOUD Theatre has put The Woman center stage in a kind of freak show/mental hospital setting where the audience observes different aspects of her struggle for sanity.  Meticulous stage design and costumes managed to convey volumes of information and set the tone perfectly, and the wordless performances are powerful and haunting. (more...)

Ron Howard Teases Musical Versions of PARENTHOOD & Current Trump Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Speaking on stage at Cannes Lions today, award-winning director Ron Howard chatted about his upcoming stage projects and teased that there was one subject he'd love to see dramatized on the Broadway stage. (more...)

Soar the Skies and Ride the Earth with OVER & UNDER at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Annex Theatre's 30th season heralds the return of established artists with Over & Under, two interweaving one-act plays written by Juliet Waller Pruzan & Bret Fetzer, directed by Rachel Katz Carey. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following a sell-out run in 2013, Birmingham Hippodrome has just announced the return of The National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from 3-8 July 2017. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Announces Final Line-Up for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Belgrade Theatre has announced the final shows to complete its Autumn 2017 Season plus two legendary musicals visiting the venue in 2018. This completes the full line-up for the autumn season, which includes previously announced music, drama and of course, the legendary Belgrade pantomime. (more...)

Former Mickey Mouse Club Star Jennifer McGill to Release Faith-Based Debut Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Two decades after her wildly successful Disney Channel series "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club" came to an end, Jennifer McGill is stepping back into the spotlight with her upcoming debut full-length solo album, "Unbreakable" - to be released in August. (more...)

Best Selling Author JOHN GREEN Announces First New Book in 5.5 years - Out This October!!!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 23, 2017

Yesterday, @johngreen, the author of several runaway YA hits such as #TheFaultInOurStars, announced that he will be publishing a brand-new book this fall. It's his first published book since #TFIOS in 2012! (more...)

Johnny Depp's Anti-Trump Sentiments Rock Conservatives
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Johnny Depp is under fire from conservatives this this week for comments he made joking that he endorsed the assassination of Donald Trump (more...)

Ron Howard Talks HAN SOLO Spinoff at Cannes Lions
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Ron Howard took to the stage at Cannes Lions on Friday to be interviewed by the founder and CEO of British ad company WPP, Martin Sorrell. During the presentation, the Hollywood legend discussed his upcoming project directing the new Disney spinoff of the Star Wars character, Han Solo. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Awarded Grant from The Shubert Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, Door County's premier professional theater, has been awarded a $15,000 grant for general operating support from The Shubert Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States.   For information on Peninsula Players 2017 season visit or call 920-868-3287. (more...)

BWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2017

So who is John Davidson? He is an actor, comedian, author, musician, TV host, singer, and entertainer. And Baltimore/Washington audiences should be in for a treat watching this consummate performer live on the boards of the historic Hippodrome Theatre as he stars in the acclaimed musical FINDING NEVERLAND from June 27 to July 2, 2017. (more...)

The Dustbowl Revival with Jim Lauderdale Come to NYC, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Over the past few years, the Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece "would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter" (Los Angeles Times) and their "upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear" (L.A. Weekly).  (more...)

Reid Lee Releases New Album Today 'Broken Arrows'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Reid Lee is an out-and-proud Californian who is showcasing his powerful new video of the single 'Save the Best,' which tackles the issue of domestic violence in the LGBTQ+ community. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, June 24, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, June 24, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 23, 2017

Can a disco diva save a convent choir from the pits? Put on your dancing shoes and boogie like you've never boogied in church at The Belmont's SISTER ACT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Gilmour Talks MISS SAIGON Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2017

Ashley Gilmour's previous work includes Link Larkin in Hairspray and the ensemble of the original revival cast of Miss Saigon. Now, he's graduated to playing Chris in the UK and Ireland tour of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical, which begins at Curve Leicester on 1 July. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with Double Feature Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The PIT (Stephen Stout, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their hit film parodies Hold On To Your Butts and Fly, You Fools! for three Double Feature Fridays, starting June 23, 2017. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

TV One Premieres New Season of Award-Winning Series UNSUNG, 7/9
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

TV One's longest-running and award-winning series, UNSUNG, will launch its eleventh season on a brand new night with a dynamic new line-up of the music and stories of perseverance, determination and success told through first-hand accounts of the artists who experienced it. (more...)

by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2017

Carol Piersol and 5th Wall Theatre are proud to announce their production of “The Toxic Avenger” (book and lyrics written by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics written by David Bryan), a raucous rock musical based on the 1984 cult classic film of the same name. Keith Fitzgerald helms as director with a cast of talented Richmond performers: Alexander Sapp, Debra Wagoner, Rachel Rose Gilmour, William Anderson, and Chris Hester, with music direction by Starlet Knight and choreography by Emily Dandridge. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

BWW Review: TARZAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Realistic World of Wonder
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 23, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of TARZAN is a realistic, emotive depiction of a well-known story. (more...)

BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN VOICES OF ANGELS Tour Inspires at Crouse Hinds Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 23, 2017

The Celtic Woman returned to Central New York this week for a one-night-only engagement of the group's current concert tour, Voices of Angels. They were welcomed with open arms once again to Syracuse, a city full of Irish pride, as they passionately performed music and dance of the Emerald Isle at the Crouse Hinds Theatre. The beautiful and inspiring concert showcased the best from the talented singers and musicians. (more...)

San Diego Weekend Theatre Roundup
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 23, 2017

So much theatre this weekend - what are you going to see? Moxie Theatre, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, and more!! (more...)

Theatre Conservatory Students present INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

South Coast Repertory's Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods on the Julianne Argyros stage, directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with musical direction by Erin McNally. Performances by SCR's Theatre Conservatory students run Aug. 12-20; tickets are on sale now at  (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts
by Gil Kaan - Jun 23, 2017

The national tour of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES lands in Southern California beginning July 7 at STAPLES Center. Enhancing the tale of the Super Heroes' recovery of the Wand of Watoomb from the clutches of Loki and his crew of fellow villains will be massive video projections, advanced special effects, and stunts from aerialists, acrobats and motorcycle riders. We had the chance to catch director James Hadley during a break from his New Orleans rehearsal. (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 Takes Playgoers Back To The Future
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2017

Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, the first human baby conceived by artificial insemination was born and the Tigers won the World Series, but for much of the world, the public perception of the year 1984 was forever shaped in 1949, with the publishing of George Orwell's dystopian novel, titled 'Nineteen Eighty-Four.' (more...)

EVITA Returns to the West End for Strictly Limited Season in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Story of an ordinary woman's meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest, Evita is set to captivate West End audiences again as it makes a much anticipated return to London, playing 12 weeks at the Phoenix Theatre from 28 July - 14 October 2017, with a press Gala performance on Wednesday 2nd August at 7pm. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

NY's Got Talent and Elektra Theatre Present FRAKING TRIP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Fraking Trip is a brand new performance written, directed and choreographed by Lucile  Frak Graciano, the 2017 winner of NY's Got Talent. (more...)

Jim Gaffigan, Kevin James, Lisa Lampanelli and More Set for Week of Comedy in Jamestown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled 'Comedy and the Human Condition,' July 31 - August 6. (more...)

Cornerstone Theater Announces Concert Reading of MAGIC FRUIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to present Magic Fruit, written by Michael John Garces as the Hunger Bridge Show. Magic Fruit will unite previous communities of Cornerstone's Hunger Cycle for a ninth and final production. Over six years, Cornerstone presented nine world premiere plays that explored the relationship to the most elemental of needs - hunger. (more...)

HAMLET Gets Diverse, Dynamic Staging by Freehold's Engaged Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The genius of Shakespeare's plays is their ability to resonate in every age. The timelessness of HAMLET combined with Freehold's Engaged Theatre productions' intentionally dynamic and diverse staging means that any human can see a reflection of some part of themselves in The Story, the characters, the music or movement. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July!  (more...)

Teatro Linea de Sombra's AMARILLO to Play Chicago Shakespeare as Part of DESTINOS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces a World's Stage production in its soon-to-be-completed new venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare: Teatro Linea de Sombra's evocative Amarillo, October 17-29, 2017. Devised by one of Mexico's most celebrated and forward-thinking ensembles and directed by Jorge A. Vargas, Amarillo will be the largest international theatrical event of the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival - Destinos (d?-stee-noce). (more...)

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