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PORNO DIDO to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

What happens to a dream deferred? How far would you go to bring your artistic vision to life? Sex, violence and a mysterious backer derail one transman's desperate attempt to remake Dido of Carthage. An absurd look into compromise when art and commerce collide. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PORNO DIDO, Premiering at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

What happens to a dream deferred? How far would you go to bring your artistic vision to life? Sex, violence and a mysterious backer derail one transman's desperate attempt to remake Dido of Carthage. An absurd look into compromise when art and commerce collide. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

Are London Critics Spoiled? Is The National Theatre Taking Revenge?
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

More discussion on the issue of limiting critics to one comp ticket instead of two. (more...)

Roller Skating PUNKPLAY Gets UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Gregory S. Moss's PUNKPLAY is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It's a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not fitting in – all on roller skates. The play receives its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse this autumn (September 7 to October 1), directed by Tom Hughes. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

London's National Theatre Will Limit Critics To Just One Press Comp
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

The long-time tradition of offering two press comps to reviewers will be discontinued in August. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Coming to King's Theatre, Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The National Theatre has confirmed dates and venues for the 2017 tour of its multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.   (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Lucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt announced today that Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Every Little Step star and multiple Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington DC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ana Gasteyer Headlines Arena Stage Benefit!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Arena Stage hosted An Evening with Ana Gasteyer, an exclusive celebration that included the inaugural presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award, last week on May 9, 2016 at the Mead Center for American Theater. BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at the benefit below! (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present staged readings of three new musicals: A Tale of Two Cities, with book, music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman, Platinum, with lyrics and music by Will Holt and Gary William Friedman, and book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and The Fitzgeralds of Saint Paul, with book, music and lyrics by Christie Baugher, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley to Host Workshop in Denver This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Tony Award winner, Theater Hall of Fame member and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley returns to Denver June 1-5 to teach her fifth annual Song Interpretation & Monologue workshop, a master class for actors and singers of all levels: high school students preparing for college auditions, current college students, professional actors and singers, educators and other professionals aspiring to refine their communication skills in word or song. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For RICHARD II at House of Commons and Arcola Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for RICHARD II at the House of Commons and Arcola Theatre. Jack Gamble and Quentin Beroud's production relocates the action to 21st-century Westminster, where it opens on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. This is the first ever performance of a Shakespeare play in the Palace of Westminster, with only 100 tickets available for the one-off performance on St George's Day (April 23). (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Synchronicity Theatre presents THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, a new folk-rock musical, by Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica De Maria. This special event runs for one weekend only, June 17-19 at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta. Performances are at 8pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday. (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Cyndi Lauper and Meryl Streep!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 22, 2016

Today's big news: It's Cyndi Lauper AND Meryl Streep's birthday! (more...)

Patrick Marber Directs Tom Hollander in TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr. The production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko in October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Following two previous sold-out engagements, Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only of her brand-new show, Story Songs - Friday, October 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 22 (7 p.m.).  (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival's 22nd Summer Season to Continue with THE UNCIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season continues with its CABARET SERIES featuring the return of THE UNCIVIL WAR in a special concert performance. This special event will feature an updated script and score, with changes made based on reactions of ATF audiences from last summer's performance, complete with multiple new songs and scenes. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) on the mainstage at 7:30pm. Tickets are $26-$32 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

Update: THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT Extended Through 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

After the sold-out and award-winning success of The Day Shall Declare It in 2015, Wilderness returns to the Los Angeles Arts District to remount its immersive, site-specific theatre experience, opening Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and running through Sunday, June 19, 2016. [UPDATE: The show has been extended thru July 31st by popular demand!] The internationally acclaimed physical theatre piece weaves together dynamic movement with a collage of American labor literature from Tennessee Williams and Studs Terkel, exploring the concept of work in America: what it does for us - and what it does to us.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Feinstein's 54 Below to Celebrate the Music from '1776' This Independence Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the 4th of July 4th with '54 Sings 1776,' a celebration of the music from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Independence Day musical by Sherman Edwards (more...)

San Jose Stage Company Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

San Jose Stage Company Artistic Director Randall King today announced the company's 34th season. Audiences will be transported around the world to Africa, Ireland, the Middle East and back to America in an emotionally-charged, outrageously funny and enlightening exploration of race, identity, politics and cultural understanding.  (more...)

Chance Theater's SPEAK UP Summer Education Program Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The official resident theater company of Anaheim, Chance Theater is proud to announce the commencement of its 11th summer of their groundbreaking and transformative Speak Up: Take a 'Chance' education program for students grades 7-12. Over the course of this year's Speak Up, our young artists will build their storytelling skills and gain a larger sense of community as they voice experiences and create their own original play under the guidance of Chance Theater Artists. Led by Education Director Karen O'Hanlon and Producing Associate for our TYA series Darryl Hovis, Speak Up will begin on June 20 and culminate in four public performances on July 23 and 24 at 11:00 am and 6:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: THE WEILL FILE Delves Into The Genius Of Kurt Weill
by Barry Lenny - Jun 15, 2016

A glorious exploration of the life and music of Kurt Weill. (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Cyndi Lauper's History-Making KINKY BOOTS Win, 2013
by Michael Dale - Jun 10, 2016

Cynd iLauper is the first woman to win the Tony for Best Score without a male partner. (more...)

O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain, April 30-May 22, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Broadway Rock Star Brooke Moriber to Return to NYC at Mercury Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

And with a commanding stage presence and vocal prowess that comes from years of experience it seems she has no intentions of pumping the breaks anytime soon, as you can see her perform Wednesday, April 20th at Mercury Lounge. (more...)

Immersive THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT Returns to LA in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

After the sold-out and award-winning success of The Day Shall Declare It in 2015, Wilderness returns to the Los Angeles Arts District to remount its immersive, site-specific theatre experience, opening Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and running through Sunday, June 19, 2016. The internationally acclaimed physical theatre piece weaves together dynamic movement with a collage of American labor literature from Tennessee Williams and Studs Terkel, exploring the concept of work in America: what it does for us - and what it does to us. Developed and co-directed by Annie Saunders and Sophie Bortolussi (Punchdrunk's Sleep No More), The Day Shall Declare It will run for a limited time, to audiences of only thirty people per show. The intimate performances will run six nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday, with doors opening at 8:00pm and performances beginning at 8:30pm. The 2016 version sees the addition of  "The Paradise," an exclusive pop-up bar with live music curated by Vagrant Bartenders. Wilderness, an experimental performance company that brings temporary theatrical experiences to vacant buildings awaiting redevelopment, presents this work in partnership with Ad Age Standout 2015 production company HeLo, and in association with Los Angeles Performance Practice and Imperial Art Studios. For more information, please visit http://thisisthewilderness.com. (more...)

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