Disney California Adventure Park Brings Guardians of the Galaxy to a Rocking New Attraction, Opening Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016


Guest Blog: Director Rupert Hands On Musical THE SECRET GARDEN
by Guest Blogger: Rupert Hands - Jul 23, 2016

Rupert Hands is directing 300 youngsters, making their West End debut, in a special family Spring Version of Broadway musical 'The Secret Garden' at the Ambassadors Theatre - previewing from this week (more...)

BWW TV: Find Out Which Motown Hits Get the Cast Dancing in the Street!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2016

The show features over sixty hits from the Motown catalogue, leaving just one important question- which one is the best? Watch below as the cast decides! (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, The Story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, this Tony Award-nominated musical includes hits like 'Dancing Queen,' 'Take a Chance on Me,' 'The Winner Takes It All,' and many, many more! (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Presents: THE MAIDS by Jean Genet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company opens its 2016-2017 season with THE MAIDS by Jean Genet. Loosely based on the infamous Papin sisters who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933, THE MAIDS tells The Story of two servants who act out elaborate role-plays while their mistress is away, all centered around killing her. (more...)

THE WANDERER at The Madison Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Charles Messina's The Wanderer, About The Life of Dion, is Coming to The Madison Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 21 July 2016
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 23, 2016

Has it really been two decades since that definitive Lyceum production of Jesus Christ Superstar? Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's collaboration is in residence at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer, and it is a production the like of which I have never seen before.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago Native Anthony Norman Discusses Life on NEWSIES National Tour
by - Jul 23, 2016


Photo Flash: Jane Seymour, Loretta Divine, Joey Fatone and More on the CABARET Red Carpet at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Direct from Broadway, CABARET reunites director Sam Mendes, co-director / choreographer Rob Marshall and many of the same creative team members behind the Tony-Winning 1998 revival production. The New York Times calls it, 'Divinely, dangerously decadent,' while Time Out New York hails it 'A Broadway jewel in all its glittering glory!' (more...)

Eric Kunze Set to Reunite with LES MIS Co-Star Lea Salonga in Manila's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

According to the Inquirer, Eric Kunze is set to reunite with with Lea Salonga in Manila production of FUN HOME this November.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - AMC Reveals Trailer for Season 7 of THE WALKING DEAD; Series Returns 10/23
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

AMC announced today from Comic-Con International that THE WALKING DEAD season seven will premiere Sunday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

VIDEO: Mario Lopez Talks Recent Interview with 'Saved By the Bell' Co-Star Dustin Diamond
by - Jul 22, 2016

On CBS's THE TALK, guest Mario Lopez talked about his recent interview with former "Saved By The Bell" co-star Dustin Diamond, with a surprising twist. (more...)

BWW Review: NIQABI NINJA an Essential Commentary on Sexual Harassment at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 22, 2016

Theatre can bring people to the threshold of revelation; theatre can also engender revolution. NIQABI NINJA achieves the former, but its limited theatricality presents it from going further. Its essential commentary outlined, NIQABI NINJA needs now to amplify, unapologetically, what it has to say. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance. (more...)

Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Honor Molloy's CRACKSKULL ROW to Premiere at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea will present the World Premiere of CRACKSKULL ROW by award-winning dramatist Honor Molloy. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD, Dominion Theatre, 21 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Gunshots! Flames! Shirtless dancing hunks! And that's just the first five minutes. This eye-wateringly bombastic musical has all subtlety, production values and narrative logic of a Donald Trump rally. Thoughtful, incisive drama? Er, no. Winningly OTT kitsch with killer song delivery? Hell yes. Come for the copious dry ice and cheese-tastic effects - stay for the 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' encore singalong. (more...)

The Royal Court Theatre's Youth Board Takes Over The Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 22, 2016

Following Open Court in 2013, when the writers had the keys, this time the Royal Court has handed the keys of the building to the theatre's Youth Board and 10 young writers aged 15 - 24. Over the next three weeks they are in charge and they will be tackling the issues that matter to them through theatre, music, installations, talks and workshops. (more...)

John Lennon-Themed Drama THE LENNON REPORT Gets October Release Date
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Emerging Pictures has set an October 7th release date for THE LENNON REPORT, a new film which examines the aftermath of the 1980 murder of legendary Beatle John Lennon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD at Cape Rep's Outdoor Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Summer starts at Cape Rep's Outdoor Theater with Arnold Lobel's popular children's book characters brought to life in the funny and fun musical, A Year with Frog & Toad. On Tuesdays & Wednesdays now through August 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Video: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII Officially Wraps Production
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII director Rian Johnson turned to Facebook to announce that production has officially wrapped on the highly-anticipated film. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rory Feek's 'This Life I Live: One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever', Set for Release, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ THIS LIFE I LIVE: ONE MAN'S EXTRAORDINARY, ORDINARY LIFE AND THE WOMAN WHO CHANGED IT FOREVER (ISBN# 9780718090197, hardcover, thislifeilivebook.com) the first book from songwriter, performer, filmmaker and blogger Rory Feek will be released on February 14, 2017, through the W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. (more...)

William Morrow/HarperCollins Announce Multi-Million Dollar Deal the the Rights to Two Novels From Author Don Winslow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced it has acquired world rights in several languages to two books by New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow. (more...)

SMIRNOFF Vodka Celebrates 75 Years Since Co-Creating the Moscow Mule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cocktail trends come and go, but no vodka cocktail is more iconic than the Moscow Mule. Today, cocktail menus across America feature the Moscow Mule and creative variations of the recipebut there's only one original. As the co-creators of the original Moscow Mule in 1941, SMIRNOFF vodka and Cock'n Bull Ginger Beer are celebrating seventy-five years of America's first vodka cocktail. (more...)

Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Youth Edition to Jam at The Media Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Media Theatre has the region's premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony nominated 'School of Rock' musical each weekend in August. The high energy musical is a huge come back for Sir Webber with its young cast and fun score. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

'The Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Its Spiritual Practice' (published by Balboa Press AU) is a spirituality book that offers a broader, modern-day and philosophical interpretation of yoga in order to enhance one's practice and understanding. Author Tony Nguyen says it is a guide and moral support for a yogi preparing for the spiritual journey and to release the burden of a mundane life. (more...)

Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

More than 10 years ago The Ridgefield Playhouse decided to end the season (which runs from September through August) with a "thank you" to the community - and Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo was born. It has now become a much loved, community event bringing in more than 500 attendees each year. This year's event will take place on Saturday, August 13, the "green living expo" runs from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. with Shakespeare's "So Please You", produced and performed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare, being performed under the tent at 2 p.m. Without the generous support of business partners such as Casey Energy and People's United Bank, plus many other sponsors who have been supporting this event over the years, such as the Carlson and O'Connell Families, Patricia Minskoff Breede and many others, it would not be possible to have families experience this amazing event for free. Tickets for Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo are free but must be reserved by calling the box office at 203-438-5795, with a limit of 6 tickets per family on a first come first served basis. Tickets will be held at the box office until 1 p.m. the day of the show. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. (more...)

April Leonie Lindevald Releases THE LAST WIZARD OF ENERI CLARE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

April Leonie Lindevald's'THE LAST WIZARD OF ENERI CLARE' (published by Balboa Press) is a fantasy novel about finding a new way to fight for what is precious, an adventure filled with second chances, surprise twists, and, above all, the power of hope, fellowship, and love, to move mountains. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AYN RAND IN LOVE at MCL Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MCL Chicago Artistic Director Alex Garday presents the world premiere comedic musical AYN RAND IN LOVE as part of the summer series. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN at Seacoast Rep this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The musical, which opens August 5, is an adaptation of the classic autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Alcott grew up amid economic struggle and intellectual ferment to become a successful writer and early feminist. Her story of the fictional March family depicts the passionate ambition of the youthful Jo March and the emotional journey she takes with her three sisters. (more...)

New Children's Theatre Launch BEYOND IMAGINATION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Imagine Project, a brand new children's theatre company focusing on gender equity, diversity, and inclusion, will launch its new company with Beyond Imagination, a gala event on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Colony Theatre Company in Burbank, CA. Imagine Project will be the only union theatre company in Los Angeles dedicated solely to children's programming. The event is free and open to the public but RSVP registration is required at imagineprojectca.com/eventbrite. The evening will feature complimentary food, wine, live entertainment, and an auction. Dress code is "cocktail swanky." Actor Jeffrey Landman, best known as Billy Hill in the Halloween film franchise, will serve as MC for the gala. John Achorn, Karl Ramsey, and Juliette Storace, of the Commedia dell'Arte Studio Zanni, will also perform. The launch event will serve as a fundraiser for the new theatre company. Proceeds will be used to fund production costs for The Tale of Turandot by Armina LaManna, Imagine Project's inaugural production slated for early 2017. (more...)

Award Winning Musical AYN RAND IN LOVE Debuts at MCL Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MCL Chicago Artistic Director Alex Garday is proud to present a world premiere comedic musical Ayn Rand in Love as part of the summer series. Ayn Rand in Love tells The Story of a young Ayn Rand falling in what one would call love (she would not) with the charismatic Frank O'Connor. Taking some truth from her early days working with MGM Studios, the musical has all the glitz and glamour of an MGM classic of the late 1920s. When Ayn Rand sees something of value to her, she knows how to get it ­ and a job at MGM, Frank O'Connor, and another lover are no exception. The production runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Photo Flash: Coronado Playhouse Presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Coronado Playhouse, celebrating their 70th year, continues their 20th Annual Free Classics tradition with the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - FOX Shares All-New Promo of THE EXORCIST at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Below, watch the all-new promo for THE EXORCIST. The drama premieres Friday, Sept. 23, @ 9/8c on FOX! (more...)

LAM -ANG - THE JOURNEY OF A HERO at The Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Two NY International Fringe Festival 2015 alumni - The Ally Artists Group, which produced 'Behind the Wall - An Autism Performance Piece' and Jeremy Rafal who performed an autobiography of his life through his one-man show, 'The Boy From Bantay' has  joined creative forces to present an epic play, 'Lam-ang - the Journey of a Hero' for The Midtown International Theatre Festival Directed by an Award winning Director, Nelson Eusebio, Co-directed by Nathaniel Caridad.  Performances are  Mon 8/01, 7:45pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm at The Workshop Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, New York City. (more...)

Eyefluence's Jim Marggraff to Speak on Entertainment's Latest Disruption at Future of StoryTelling Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016


Multi Olivier Award-Winning Hit Musical SUNNY AFTERNOON Confirms Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

It may be a dull morning here in Glasgow but we're holding out for a spell of brighter weather as the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical Sunny Afternoon confirms its cast. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 11 until Saturday 15 October 2016.                                                                                       (more...)

Groundbreaking Musical IN THE HEIGHTS Comes to PCPA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Exhilarating dance, to a hip and joyful score, propels the new musical In the Heights, Broadway's Tony winner for Best Musical, which plays in the Marian Theatre August 11 - 20 then under the stars in Solvang August 26 - September 11. (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It's now in previews, with a press night on Tuesday 16 August. (more...)

BWW Review: CUTTIN' IT, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 20 July 2016
by Ruth Deller - Jul 22, 2016

The award-winning new play from Charlene James is a vibrant and engaging piece that shines a light on the horrors of FGM as experienced through the eyes of two teenagers. (more...)

Amy Oestreicher Brings Hit One-Woman Musical, GUTLESS AND GRATEFUL to New York this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

GUTLESS & GRATEFUL: Gutless & Grateful is the one-woman musical autobiography of Amy Oestreicher, who takes her audience on a comedic journey of hope, resilience and gratitude after a blood clot caused her stomach to literally explode at 18 years old.  (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown The Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

TIMON OF ATHENS Opens July 31 at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open William Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, directed by Amanda Dehnert, on July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are offered July 28 and 29. This will be only the fourth time that OSF has presented Timon of Athens in its 81-year history, the last time being in 1997. This also marks OSF's fourth completion of Shakespeare's canon since 1935. (more...)

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