BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents a Bold New THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Barbara Johnson - May 26, 2016

What a time for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. It's a brave choice given its divisive, misogynistic text, but Shakespeare Theatre Company pulls it off under the bold direction of Ed Sylvanus Iskander. With an all-male cast, and featuring the contemporary pop music of Tony winner Duncan Sheik, this is Shakespeare with a decidedly modern sensibility. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil Attempts An Original Book Musical With PARAMOUR
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

While the artists of Cirque du Soleil splendidly do what they're famous for, the writers of this lavish musical seriously underachieve. (more...)

Pink Talking Fish Set for Fox Theatre, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

PINK TALKING FISH's PRE-PHISH DICKS PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS is set for Fox Theatre on August 31st, 2016. Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm. Tickets on sale May 27th - $15 Advanced, $17 Day of Show. (more...)

'70's Indie Film HESTER STREET to Be Adapted into Broadway Play with Music
by Movies News Desk - May 26, 2016

In a new interview with Indiewire, veteran film producer Ira Deutchman reveals that he plans to adapt Joan Silver's 1975 indie hit HESTER STREET to the Broadway stage, with help from producer Michael Rabinowitz. (more...)

National Geographic Channel to Premiere New Series NO MAN LEFT BEHIND, 6/28
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Premiering in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 28, at 9/8c, NO MAN LEFT BEHIND is produced by Raw TV and will premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in 171 countries in 45 languages. (more...)

Ali Ewoldt, Jordan Donica and Rachel Eskenazi-Gold Announced for Broadway PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome three actors to principal roles beginning Monday, June 13. (more...)

MATILDA Now Coming to PPAC in May 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has announced new performance dates for TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The award-winning production, which was previously announced as being at PPAC January 3 - 8, 2017, will now perform at the Theatre Wednesday, May 17 - Sunday, May 21, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's 42nd STREET Taps Your Troubles Away
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2016

If there is a Broadway musical that more gleefully and accurately encapsulates the magic and mayhem of creating a brand spanking new blockbuster at the height of the Great Depression than 42nd Street, I want to see it post-haste! (more...)

Chris Hoch, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINT at the Goodman; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces the full company for War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. As previously announced, John Dossett portrays Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing manager, and Douglas Sills portrays Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. Completing the cast of the world premiere production are Mary Ernster, Leslie Donna Flesner,David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Claire King, Steffanie Leigh, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Stephanie Jae Park and Angel Reda. (more...)

FIRE ON BABYLON Workshop Set for 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Paul Barnes, co-founder and former producing and artistic director of Minnesota's Great River Shakespeare Festival, directs a workshop production of Michael Raver's play, Fire on Babylon at The Wild Project as part of the 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival. The play features Jeffrey Hayenga (Roundabout's The Importance of Being Earnest) and playwright Raver (How We Built the Bomb) Set and Prop Design by Marc Wheeler, Costumes by Edward Ray Kiely and Lighting Design by Mike Billings. (more...)

Everett Quinton to Direct Industry Reading of Craig Donnelly's ADAM & BRIAN
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Everett Quinton will direct a reading of a new play, Adam & Brian, on June 1st at St. John's on Christopher St at 7:30pm. (more...)

Grace McLean, The Bengsons, Daisy Foote, & Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Headline 2016 Events at SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm on the border of Putnam and Westchester Counties, announces its 2016 season of public events featuring performances by SPACE's resident artists. (more...)

NBC News' ON ASSIGNMENT to Feature Princess Diana's Childhood Home, 5/29
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Princess Diana's family will allow public visitors to spend the weekend with them at the Althorp estate where she grew up and stay in the room where she slept, the family exclusively told NBC News's Cynthia McFadden for a story airing during ON ASSIGNMENT Sunday night at 7 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. CT. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

BWW Interview: Wendy Worthington is Madame Morrible in WICKED
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 26, 2016

The wildly popular show about the witches from Oz is returning to New Orleans for the third time in recent years to share the magic!  WICKED, a musical adaptation of the book by Gregory Maguire, tells The Story of two young girls who meet at Shiz University, and go on an adventure that will lead them to become Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  If you grew up with THE WIZARD OF OZ, you're going to love WICKED.  Think of it as a behind the scenes look at everything that took place before Dorothy and her little dog too were dropped into the Emerald City. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - Why You Should Have a Voice Teacher
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - May 26, 2016

One of the most important skills in musical theatre is singing. The need for the ability to sing in musical theatre is why most of my friends participate in choir, besides generally enjoying it. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - May 26, 2016

Walking into the Music Hall at Fair Park Tuesday night, I was extremely eager to enjoy Ahrens and Flaherty's lavish, Tony Award-winning score in the tour of RAGTIME. Together with Terrence McNally's dynamic script, RAGTIME is celebrated as perhaps one of the greatest book musicals of the past two decades. Unfortunately, in spite of all of its inherent strengths, technical troubles plagued the tour's opening night performance. I left the theatre completely disappointed. (more...)

BWW Review: The Guthrie Theater's Production of the 60-Year-Old Play TROUBLE IN MIND Starts an Important Conversation that's Still Relevant Today
by Jill Schafer - May 26, 2016

Friends, something exciting is going on at the Guthrie Theater. In the wake of (not unjustified) criticism about their lack of diversity onstage and backstage, they are currently presenting a 60-year-old play written by Alice Childress, one of the most important female African-American playwrights of the 20th Century, and directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, the first African-American woman to ever direct on a Guthrie mainstage. And I'm happy to report that TROUBLE IN MIND succeeds on so many levels. First of all, it's hilarious, engaging, and entertaining, and offers a behind the scenes look at the theater world we love so well. But more importantly, it talks about racism, sexism, classism, ageism in a smart and nuanced way that has as much resonance in today's world as it did in the 1950s NYC theater world depicted in the play. I was fortunate enough to attend on a night when there was a post-show discussion with the cast, which just made the experience that much richer. The best and most important work of theater is to start conversations about the world we live in, give voice to everyone's stories, and in doing so help us to better understand our fellow human beings. Trouble in Mind, and the conversations it will hopefully spark amongst its audience, is a fantastic example of that. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the haunting contemporary drama The Brothers Size, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre stage June 10, 2016 as the eighth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. (more...)

Flow Celebrates Manchester United Victory With the Caribbean
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Olivier Winner Matt Henry to Keep Kicking in London's KINKY BOOTS; Amy Lennox to Depart This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

According to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Olivier winner has extended his contract with the production as Lola into 2017. In other 'KINKY' casting news, Elena Skye will succeed Olivier nominee Amy Lennox as Lauren, beginning 15 August. (more...)

Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

World Premiere of THIRTEEN'S SPRING Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Moving Art Collective, a movement-based theatre ensemble will premiere Thirteen's Spring, written by Amanda Jane Shank and directed by Fernando Belo, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 4th, 2016 at The Actor's Company in Los Angeles. (more...)

Francis Ford Coppola to Publish His GODFATHER Notebook
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Regan Arts has announced this week that Francis Ford Coppola is reproducing his GODFATHER notebook for public consumption. (more...)

MTAP Incubator Sets Two New Musicals to Premiere at Charles Gray Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator will be relaunched this summer with  two free public readings. The Incubator, aimed at helping creative teams move their work forward by thrusting it in front of an audience, will kick-off Monday, June 27, 2016 with Dear Boy, book and lyrics by Jeanne Drennan and music by David Berlin, followed by Me, Myself and Others by Eva Rainforth on Monday, August 29, 2016. Both will be presented at CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Wood Fiber Clay Launches New Online Homewares Store
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Klahr Thorsen's SCREW YOUR COURAGE! (OR THE BLOODY CROWN!) to Play Greenside@Infirmary Street
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

In the 450th year of William Shakespeare's birth, Brooklyn based classical actress Klahr Thorsen shares her journey from child actress to the stage of the Globe Theatre as she awakens the Lady Macbeth within. Klahr Thorsen's solo show Screw Your Courage! (or The Bloody Crown!) is inspired by two defining events in her own life: A lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth and her own mother's mental illness. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 17th Annual MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, running July 16 - August 7, 2016 at The WORKSHOP'S MAIN STAGE & JEWEL BOX, 312 W 36TH STREET. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Starring Robert Petkoff, Jen Cody & More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Young Frankenstein directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

BMOS Celebrates 130 Years with a Production of CALAMITY JANE at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Yeehah! Birmingham's oldest Musical Theatre Company BMOS is celebrating its 130th anniversary -  with a return to the stage at the New Alexandra Theatre. Birmingham Midland and Operatic Society, which launched in 1886, will bring a brand new production of Calamity Jane to the venue from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 June 2016.  (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND Set for Dixon Place, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

No Man's Land, created by The Anthropologists, is a devised theatre piece, being presented for one night only at Dixon Place on June 17, 2016. (more...)

THE GODFATHER LIVE Set for Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Godfather Live in concert brings Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece film to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on October 1, 2016 with two performances at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nino Rota's iconic score accompanied by the film's traditional Italian folk music and jazz comes to life on stage, performed live by a symphony orchestra while the film is simultaneously shown in high definition on the big screen. For music lovers, film goers, and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience, The Godfather Live is an offer you can't refuse. (more...)

710 Main Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

  The 710 Main Theatre presents the 2016 - 17 Frey Electric Construction Co. Season with a diverse mix of programming including collaborations with two  local theatre companies as well as a brand new partnership with the Shaw Festival to present a production at the 710 Main Theatre.  (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Tickets to Pseudonym Productions' WHEN SHADOWS FALL at MegaCon Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Get an early taste of the unique interactive experienceat MegaCon Booth #600! Tickets are now on sale for the groundbreaking first-person experience WHEN SHADOWS FALL from Pseudonym Productions. When this interactive experience officially opens in Orlando, Florida on July 7, 2016, players will become immersed in the thrilling dystopian world of Penumbra, a hidden society on the brink of self-destruction. How it ends is up to you, as The Story is constantly changing with every visit - beginning with the moment you enter! (more...)

A VOICE LOUDER THAN ROCK Scores NMFF Nomination
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Though the film is not entirely complete, 'A Voice Louder Than Rock' is based on the truly inspirational story of U.K.-born guitar pro Caleb Quaye (who the legendary Eric Clapton once called 'The Best Guitar Player in the World') and has already made its way to the film festival circuit. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - May 25, 2016

It is truly a pleasure seeing Shrek, The Musical. Based on the sure-to-be-classic DreamWorks Animation motion picture, the superb incarnation at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson boasts a truly remarkable cast. Running through June 25th, Jeffrey Sanzel wonderfully directs the large, talented company that is led by Danny Stalter - in his Theatre Three debut - as our favorite green ogre. (more...)

AUDIO: Paula Vogel & Rebecca Taichman Talk INDECENT on Vineyard Theatre's THEATRE UNCORKED Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Vineyard Theatre announces that INDECENT - a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman and directed by Rebecca Taichman - willextend its run at the Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.) through June 19.  The play opened on Tuesday, May 17 to uniformly positive/rave reviews. (more...)

BWW Review: Back to School with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING and STONE SOUP at Playhouse Jr.
by Greg Kerestan - May 25, 2016

The acclaimed university's children's theatre double feature explores the wide variety of possibilities for family entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER at Mosaic Theater Company
by Pamela Roberts - May 25, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC completes its whirlwind inaugural year with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER, a play that is relevant, engaging and sweetly funny. (more...)

ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Tony-nominated playwright addresses the emerging female artists who will follow her. (more...)

The Kaleidoscope's TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL, winner of the 2010 New York Fringe Festival, is a raunchy ride through the Triassic period! Utilizing the basic plot of the iconic dinosaur film, Jurassic Park, TRIASSIC PARQ reveals "the true story," as told from the perspective of the dinosaurs. The Kaleidoscope is thrilled to announce the return of this sidesplitting musical comedy to their stage May 27 through June 12, 2016. (more...)

The Sol Project Launches in Partnership with Rattlestick, The Public & More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Sol Project is a New York-based theater initiative, founded by Artistic Director Jacob G. Padron with a collective of actors, directors and producers, to help raise the visibility of Latina/o playwrights in the American Theater. (more...)

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival to be Held in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

MY BIG FAT BLONDE MUSICAL to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Theresa Stroll, an overweight actress, moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting dreams, but found it difficult to avoid the negativity both around her and coming from within her. As she worked toward her goals, she got hit not just with the reality of having to work to pay back her student loans, leaving her little time and energy to put towards actually making her dreams come true, but also with the roadblocks and closed doors she felt were caused by her weight...She'd had enough! (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present THE BIKINIS, 7/13-31
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre presents, in association with Miracle or 2 Productions, The Bikinis, a celebration of great songs from the 1960s through today. (more...)

MANHATTAN LOCKDOWN by Paul Batista is Now Available in Hardcover and Digital Formats
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Story: A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: IF/THEN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - May 25, 2016

If/Then is an original musical that tells The Story of Elizabeth Vaughan, a 40-year-old woman who moves back to New York City seeking a fresh start to her life. The musical depicts two different paths of where Elizabeth's life could take her. (more...)

Parr Hall Announces ALADDIN Panto for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The classic tale of Arabian nights, a genie in a lamp and a beautiful princess will be entertaining families in Warrington in the new year. Culture Warrington recently announced their collaboration once again with Tony Peers Ltd to bring another pantomime. January 2017 will see Parr Hall raise its curtains on the classic tale of Aladdin, which is sure to delight children and adults alike. The pantomime tells The Story of a street urchin who vies for the love of the beautiful Princess Jasmine by using a genie's magic power. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

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