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Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

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J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

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Wendie Malick Leads LA Play Reading of New Circumcision Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

The new Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin play, Knife to the Heart, a comedy about circumcision, will hold a private reading on October 16, 2016, at Los Angeles's Lex Theatre. The cast for the reading will include Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Todd Sherry (Parks & Recreation), Katie Walder (How I Met Your Mother), and Josh Zuckerman (Desperate Housewives). Michael Matthews will direct. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

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Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company Presents HAIL MARY This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The laughs are divine as The Human Race Theatre Company presents Hail Mary!, its third production by comedic playwright Tom Dudzick. Plucky novice Mary is causing trouble again, teaching her own unorthodox views on God to the third graders at Saint Aloysius Catholic Elementary School, where she's hardly a favorite with her conservative Mother Superior. Mary's aspirations of becoming a nun are in further jeopardy when her childhood sweetheart reappears and declares his love. Will she give up a life of Sisterhood for the man of her dreams? Or will she choose another path and listen to an eccentric priest who proclaims her to be the world's next savior in this delightful comedy that puts the 'fun' in fundamentalism. The preview performance of Hail Mary! is Thursday, November 3. Opening night is Friday, November 4. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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BWW Review: MACBETH at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
by Gracie McBride - Oct 15, 2016

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BWW Review: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, A Moving Labor Tragedy
by Michael Dale - Nov 7, 2016

The doorway to the neighborhood bar designed with great detail by John Lee Beatty for director Kate Whoriskey's tense and finely-acted mounting of Lynn Nottage's hard-hitting new drama, Sweat, is decorated with a neon light advertising Yuengling Beer, the Pennsylvania brew that dates back to 1829. (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its upcoming revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell, playing March 5 - April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"Murder for Two," the Off-Broadway and regional theater musical mystery sensation, takes on a decidedly holiday glow when it is transformed into "Murder for Two: Holiday Edition" in a world-premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse, December 9 - 31.  (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

Harris Center Presents A World-Class Performance Of Handel's Messiah
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra are widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of Handel's Messiah, with their New York performances topping critics' picks every year. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)

BWW Review: Lynn Nottage's Incisive Labor/Racism Drama, SWEAT, Transfers To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 27, 2017

After her breakout Off-Broadway production of INTIMATE APPAREL and a Pulitzer Prize for her brutal depiction of rape as a weapon of war in RUINED, Lynn Nottage has been well established as one of America's most important 21st Century playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

PowPAC presents OVER THE TAVERN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

 Set in Buffalo, New York, the playwright's home town, Over The Tavern carries us back to the Eisenhower years of the 1950s and introduces us to the Pazinskis - Mom, Dad and their four children, Eddie, Annie, Georgie and, the hero of our tale, 12-year-old Rudy, a precocious kid who's starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. Rudy believes God put us on earth to "have fun," and he's trying to figure out why his family isn't having any. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he'd rather shop around for a more 'fun' religion, all hell breaks loose (more...)

BWW Recap: Jackson and April Take on Montana in this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 17, 2017

Last night's GREY'S ANATOMY, entitled “Who Is He (and What is he to You)” and directed by Kevin McKidd, was billed as 'Japril the sequel' – a Jackson and April centric episode that finds them jetting off to Montana to perform a throat transplant. Jackson does the Voice-Over that typically goes to Meredith and the only other regular character that we see is Katherine Avery. GREY'S fans might slightly miss the regular shenanigans over at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital, but regardless of how invested they are in the Jackson-April pairing, they will certainly still appreciate this episode. We finally get to meet Jackson's father…and so does Jackson! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SUPERHAL Combines Shakespeare And ComicCon In An Effort To Connect With A Younger Audience
by Jade Kops - Mar 10, 2017

Two seemingly disparate worlds collide as a Shakespeare combines with ComicCon in an endeavor to engage a younger audience. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's 'Nibroc Trilogy'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast membersClarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). (more...)

BWW Interview: 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI's Penny Fuller & The Many Wonderful Things About Her
by Gil Kaan - Jan 9, 2017

Actress/LA theatre inaugurator, Penny Fuller has embarked on a new leg of her career as a cabaret artiste. Ms. Fuller will be bringing her solo musical play 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI to the Broad Stage beginning January 11. I had the most delightful opportunity to chat with the vibrant, vivacious Ms. Fuller. She possesses a memory of an elephant, effortlessly listing off names of cast compatriots and retelling intriguing incidents of her theatre highlights. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Photo Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast members Clarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). The ongoing love story of May and Raleigh concludes with the Kentucky couple now living comfortably in Florida in the 1950s. But their settled life is once again rocked by the arrival of family and turbulent events that threaten their sunny existence. Their love and devotion are put to the test when they must make unconventional decisions in a rapidly changing world. GULF VIEW DRIVE opens in Ventura on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are January 25-27. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through February 12, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Kevin Geer
by Walter McBride - Jan 27, 2017

Geer made his Broadway debut in the 1988 revival of A Street Car Named Desire. Additional Broadway credits included: The Rose Tattoo, Side Man, and Twelve Angry Men. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Kevin Geer Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that stage and screen actor Kevin Geer passed away yesterday, January 25, after suffering a heart attack. (more...)

Workshop Reading of New Musical GO GENTLY FORWARD by Rob Cardazone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Playwright, Rob Cardazone Presents Go Gently Forward, a developmental reading for the book of a new musical, written by Rob Cardazone; directed by Guy Stroman. With George Abud, Jennifer Blood, Kendall Lloyd, John Pasha, Brittany N. Williams, Patrick McCarthy, Chuck Bradley, Katherine Wessling and Sam Kahler. The reading will take place on February 6th @ 8:00 pm. RSVP for location at http://bit.ly/2jHIKks (more...)

Old Sturbridge Village Announces Winter Theatrical Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

 Members of the programming staff at Old Sturbridge Village announce an exciting new theatrical experience that the Village will present this winter. In February, Old Sturbridge Village introduces an innovative, new way to experience New England's premier living history museum: Midwinter Mischief. (more...)

New Winter Theatrical Performance at Old Sturbridge Village
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Members of the programming staff at Old Sturbridge Village announce an exciting new theatrical experience that the Village will present this winter. In February, Old Sturbridge Village introduces an innovative, new way to experience New England's premier living history museum: Midwinter Mischief. (more...)

Geva Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a funny and poignant stage adaptation of the beloved Academy Award©-winning film.  Adapted by Todd Kreidler and based on the screenplay by William Rose, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is directed by Skip Greer and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from February 14 to March 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

RASHEEDA SPEAKING, RIPCORD, APPLICATION PENDING and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Circle Theatre, a professional regional theatre located in Fort Worth's Sundance Square, is proud to announce its upcoming 2017 season, which features four regional premieres and a North Texas premiere. (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Chef Marc Cela Takes the Helm at the Tavern at Wick Theatre and Costume Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Marilynn Wick has announced that one of South Florida's most beloved chefs has taken the helm at The Tavern at The Wick restaurant, which is located inside the acclaimed Wick Theatre and Costume Museum in Boca Raton. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Kokandy Productions to Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Kokandy Productions will launch its fifth anniversary season with a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell.  (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: O'Neill's A TOUCH OF THE POET Reveals Volcanic Forces Stewing in an Irish Tavern in 1828
by Shari Barrett - Dec 5, 2016

Eugene O'Neill is the only American playwright ever to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature and he is a four-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1920 and 1943, he completed 20 long plays, with several of them double and triple length. And unfortunately, the current Pacific Resident production comes in at over 3 hours, a trying time for a play with such dramatic verbiage that it is necessary to pay full attention throughout since O'Neill's brilliant writing is both incredibly introspective yet often very repetitive. So be sure not to eat a huge meal before attending so the urge to fall asleep does not overtake you. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. 'I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too,' says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO's Brett Ryback to Receive ASCAP's 2016 Cole Porter Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Musical theatre composer/lyricist Brett Ryback will be the 2016 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Toby's Enchants Young And Old
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 8, 2017

If you love Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, there's not a single reason you wouldn't like the show at Toby's Dinner Theatre. It's a fun production. There's a lot to love about it. Dinner is tasty. Everyone at Toby's is unfailingly polite, cheerful, helpful and speedy, including each member of the actor/wait staff. The productions are done with attention to detail and the actors are well cast. That combination of elements is rare in ANY public forum these days, so all credit to the management for creating this wonderful environment. If you enjoy dinner theatre, you will be pleased. (more...)

EASTER Dining in New Jersey
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 5, 2017

Celebrate your Easter in style at one of these fabulous New Jersey dining destinations. Garden State restaurants are offering brunch and dinner options that are sure to please. (more...)

Patriot's Day Kicks-Off With a Bang at the Concord Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The American Revolution was a defining moment in world history and the Concord Museum will commemorate Patriots' Day Saturday, April 15 and Monday, April 17, 2017 with demonstrations, living history with Concord Minutemen, a walking tour, colonial crafts, and gallery talks.  (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Double Edge Theatre to present the Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Double Edge Theatre will present the Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair this spring in the town of Ashfield, MA. For two days in June, the Spectacle will take over the town with large- and small-scale performances, art exhibitions, historical and cultural presentations, concerts, participatory and presentational dance, culminating in a large parade/procession down Main Street, leading to a spectacular finale at the Ashfield Lake. Citizen artists will be dancing, singing, flying, speaking, painting, and acting throughout the Center of Ashfield, from The Tavern through the Commons.  A celebration of Ashfield's unique history of acceptance, freedom and creativity, performed in the heart of the town by the people of the community. Performances and events are being created both by the Double Edge Ensemble and by local artists and arts organizations, farmers, historians, youth, schools, churches, and restaurants. It is a town-wide collaboration. The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 1pm-9pm both days, with parade starting at 7. Spectators will be free to wander from venue to venue, with a map and schedule provided upon entry. (more...)

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