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WOMEN AND WAR Month-Long Festival to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

BWW Review: Playhouse's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Comes 'Home'
by Joseph Baker - May 9, 2016

When Director and Co-Choreographer Jordan Nichols first saw and enjoyed MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, he knew that he just had to stage a production in the city itself; as polished and entertaining as it was, it needed just a little something . . . 'an infusion of Memphis grit.' In Playhouse on the Square's powerful, pulsating production of the musical, he has achieved just that. Memphians are very proud and protective of their musical heritage, and though originators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan have not attempted to portray real persons and events, their knowledge of the early 'rock and roll' era and its personalities has resulted in a satisfying approximation. Having few musical gifts outside a kazoo, I could nonetheless play 'Six Degrees of Elvis Presley' with some confidence: My third cousin was Bill Black, bassist for Elvis Presley in those early days; and my first cousin's brother-in-law was cult rockabilly musician Charlie Feathers ('Tongue-tied Jill'). I remember enjoying disc jockey Dewey Phillips (on whom MEMPHIS protagonist 'Huey Calhoun' is based) and his outsized personality, and anyone with any knowledge of Sun Studios and the early careers of Jerry Lee Lewis (who shocked an older generation with his marriage to a younger cousin), Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley know that these artists came from humble ('cracker,' in the play) beginnings. These icons always acknowledged their debt to black gospel and blues musicians. All of that, together with racism and interracial relationships, surfaces in MEMPHIS. (more...)

EBT & MAC to Stage THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, is excited to present the third show of its 22nd season, the funny and touching, The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Michael R. Mele. (more...)

a_dog Records Debut Solo Live Album from Chicago's Empty Bottle
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Chicago underground electronic veteran Austin 'a_dog' Keultjes, has just finished a live album recorded April 25, 2016 at Chicago's Empty Bottle, titled 'SOCIETY IS A JUNGLE AND I AM....' This album is Keultjes' first solo project since his 2014 LP, 'Divine Ecstasy', as one half of production duo Supreme Cuts. (more...)

3D Systems Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW Returning to Minneapolis This Fall; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Considered the "gold standard" of Pink Floyd tribute bands, THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW returns to Minneapolis with a brand new show at the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. After 26 years of performing, Australian Pink Floyd continues to deliver the "best of the best" of Pink Floyd to audiences worldwide. (more...)

THEN SILENCE Announces Cast for Off-Broadway Run at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

GRINCH Open Call Auditions in Nashville 5/11
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

OPEN CALLS in NASHVILLE, TN: Sit Down Production at the Grand Ole Opry House of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical; Seeking Adults, Male and Female, Ages 18 and up (more...)

WOMEN OF LETTERS, Reverend Billy, Barb Jungr & More Coming up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, May 4-15. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

DELIRIOUS Dances to Present TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

DELIRIOUS Dances presents To Begin The World Over Again, onThursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8pm at Gibney Dance's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street). Tickets are $15 in advance at https://gibneydance.org/performance/pop/delirious-dances/ and $20 at the door. (more...)

BEYOND CARING Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Beyond Caring comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 - 11 June. Devised and directed by REP Associate Director, Alexander Zeldin this striking play will be performed with the audience seated on the stage in main auditorium at The REP giving a unique opportunity to see the theatre's largest space from a different and much more intimate angle. (more...)

Happy Ending For Obie-Winner Juliana Francis Kelly's Tale Of Stolen Handlebars
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The playwright/actor's unfortunate incident is an all-to-common occurrence among those who choose to pedal their way about the city. (more...)

Rachel Tucker Returns To West End WICKED! New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. (more...)

Andrew Bovell's New Play THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE to Premiere in Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In a landmark development, State Theatre Company enters its first ever international co-production with London-based theatre company Frantic Assembly. THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE is a brand new commissioned work by leading Australian writer Andrew Bovell that will have its world premiere in Adelaide, before seasons in Canberra and the UK. (more...)

12 Ladies to Salute Author James Gavin at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, will be honored at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. (more...)

Shakespeare 400 Chicago to Present Tim Crouch's I, MALVOLIO
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes one of Britain's most innovative and respected theater makers, Tim Crouch, in his inventive one-man show I, Malvolio as part of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival line-up. Following the international success of Crouch's I, Caliban, I, Peaseblossom and I, Banquo-a collection of plays shedding light on some of Shakespeare's more shadowy characters-I, Malvolio plucks the pompous steward out of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and unravels a hilarious and thought-provoking story of cruelty, self-hatred and revenge. Conceived, written and performed by Crouch and designed by Olivier Award-winner Graeme Gilmour, I, Malvolio is performed in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for five performances only, June 2-5, 2016. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Soprano Rita Lynch Is Back in the Big Apple with RTE lyric fm Radio Documentary
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Soprano Rita Lynch (1914 - 2009) is back in the Big Apple. Sixty-seven years ago in 1949 Rita Lynch sang in New York, Chicago and Boston. Now, the RTE lyric fm radio documentary 'Digitising Rita' has made the finals of the New York Festivals Annual Radio Awards, the winners of which will be announced on the 20th of June. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide To Visiting NYC Like A New Yorker
by Kyle Christopher West - May 19, 2016

Although we haven't met, I already know we'd get along swimmingly. You see, you're on BroadwayWorld.com and you're browsing a travel article, so I can already tell we have so much in common. And while I'm currently writing to you from Dallas, Texas, it feels like only yesterday I was juggling jobs to cover the rising rent on my New York City apartment. Although I'll forever miss the energy of a busy life in the city, a visit or two a year is all I need to feel at home again in the Big Apple. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Teasers and Trailers for CBS' Fall 2016 Pickups - STAR TREK, TRAINING DAY & More!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays. Check out trailers below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sharon Osbourne Shares 'I'm The Strongest I've Ever Been'
by - May 18, 2016

On yesterday's THE TALK host Sharon Osbourne & guest host Jane Lynch discussed The Times in their lives when they were stronger than they thought. Watch the clips below! (more...)

BWW Review: MY PARIS in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

Alfred Uhry, Charles Aznavour, Kathleen Marshall and brilliant cast CAN CAN and then some. (more...)

Photo Flash: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Celebrates James Gavin at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, was honored at The Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc & More Set for CBS 2016-17 Primetime Lineup!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. (more...)

Pop-Up Opera to Launch Summer Season 2016 with IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

After performing their first ever tragedy this Spring, Pop-Up Opera return to comedy for their Summer Season 2016.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

BWW Review: MOTHER HOOD OUT LOUD at Square One Theater Company
by Corre Minkoff - May 16, 2016

Mother Hood Out Loud is a tale of short scenes and monologues that are broken up into five chapters.  Each scene talks about the horror and joyfulness that comes with Motherhood in a different stage of life (more...)

Circus Oz Returns to Mainstage in Adelaide in TWENTYSIXTEEN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

After a run of hot shows for the Australia now festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Circus Oz will returns to the main stage in Adelaide for the first time in ten years with a raucous new show entitled TWENTYSIXTEEN.  (more...)

BWW Review: CLOUDSTREET Is A Major Australian Success Story
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2016

State Opera has pulled out all the stops for this opera, which has been five years in the making. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig Will Receive Honorary Doctorate from SUNY Oneonta
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Hal Luftig will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY Oneonta, tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, when Luftig will also address the graduating Class of 2016 at Commencement. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 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. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Clyde Alves & More Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 45th Season, which includes Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and the regional premieres of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Mamma Mia!"   (more...)

ESC & YHF to Present I HEAR AMERICA SINGING: THE IMMIGRANT'S JOURNEY Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Responding to the heightened mood of this election year, SUNY's Empire State College (ESC) Metropolitan Center and The Yip Harburg Foundation (YHF) aim to inspire existing and prospective students with the power of songs of conscience as part of their educational/entertainment partnership.  (more...)

GOOD NIGHT DARLING EMILY is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Educator and children's author Latesha Weekes was inspired by The Times when her daughter had difficulty sleeping. She would avoid going to sleep at night and offer several reasons as to why she could not do so. Weekes would stay with her, providing comfort until she finally slept. These are the tender times between parent and child depicted in Weekes' aptly titled storybook, 'Good Night Darling Emily' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

Bid To Meet A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE's Gillian Anderson, Support Childreach International
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

The Emmy-winning 'X-Files' star returns to the New York stage in an acclaimed Young Vic production. (more...)

Gonzo Multimedia Releases 'The Best of RAZ' Ft. Joey Molland & More
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following the November 2015 release of the critically acclaimed CD “Madison Park” ?by The RAZ Band, Gonzo Multimedia has ?just ?released “The Best of RAZ”. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

BWW Review: The Roxy Regional Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT is Electrifyingly Immersive
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

As exhilaratingly in-your-face as only the very best of contemporary theater can deliver, Green Day's American Idiot - now onstage in a startlingly emphatic and exuberant production at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre - exemplifies just how far the company itself has come since its beginnings as a community theater. Now, serving as a training ground for some of the very best of musical theater stars-to-come, The Roxy has more than come into its own, continuing to push the envelope, to challenge audiences to expand their artistic purview and to create theater that is as compelling as any you'll find on a stage anywhere in the good ol' US of A. (more...)

HGS Addresses High Demand for Customer Service via Text Messaging with New DigiTEXT Offering
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Tribune Media Company Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Latitude Festival Announces Dance and Theatre Lineup - Sadler's Wells, National Youth Dance Company and More; July 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Latitude Festival today announces additional music, dance and theatre names for this year's event which takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

BWW Review: Explosive DISGRACED Makes Strong DC Regional Premiere at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 29, 2016

Akhtar's script is so beautifully complex yet simple, and asks some hard questions. The performances and physical production elements are first-rate. This is one of the strongest productions I've seen all season, and perhaps in recent years in the Washington, DC area. (more...)

Executives from Wanda Films and Legendary Pictures to take Keynote Stage at CES Asia 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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BLAME IT ON YASHRAJ by Bharat Dabholkar Comes to Mumbai, May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BLAME IT ON YASHRAJ is a take on the big Indian wedding tamasha spiked with romance. It has been an out and out entertainer for a long time now. Some have laughed till tears rolled down their cheeks while others have ended up in splits by the end of the show. (more...)

ITC Infotech Helps Prepare the Next Generation of Fashion Professionals in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Dances Onto the TPAC Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2016

Make no mistake about it: the current production of Mamma Mia!, the musical theater hit now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall is just as entertaining, just as over-the-top in all its ABBAesque glory that audiences cannot help but be awestruck by the sheer theatricality of the piece, enthralled by the cavalcade of songs that provide the show's score and delighted by the efforts of the company's talented and eager-to-please and generally eye-poppingly gorgeous ensemble. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

THE KILLING OF CHARLES BRAVO to Play Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

In May 2016, for an extremely limited run, Twenty Seven Live Ltd and Theatre N16 will play host to an exclusive, site specific, promenade performance, based on a real life murder case that took place right in the heart of Balham. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nine Theatricals Launches HAMLET at Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A record turnout crowded the Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery last night for the launched party of Nine Theatricals' production of Hamlet, which goes into rehearsal shortly for a July opening at the 13th Repertory Theater. (more...)

Norwegian Ibsen Award Winner's THEN SILENCE to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

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