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Further Cast Confirmed for THE WEDDING SINGER 2017 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer, the hilarious musical based on the hit film, will tour the UK in 2017 opening on Friday 10 February at Leicester Curve. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Maxie Solters Partners with Adam & Eve to Release CLIMAX! The Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Content creator, producer, and actor Maxie Solters has partnered with Adam & Eve, the nation's largest marketer of adult products, to release CLIMAX! The Series. (more...)

LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Coming to Birdland Jazz Club This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Megan Minutillo's LOVE SONGS for V-Day concert is back! (more...)

'V' MONOLOGUES Return to the Roxy Regional Theatre for the 15th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry ... Eve Ensler's wildly popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the fifteenth year with the Roxy Regional Theatre's presentation of The Vagina Monologues, January 13 - January 28. (more...)

WICKED Returns to the Historic Orpheum Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Minneapolis' most popular musical, will return as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season April 12-May 14 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

Cast Set for Cherry Lane's THE SIBLINGS PLAY as Part of MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre and Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors, have announced casting for the first production of the award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season - Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY - being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from February 22 - March 4, 2017. (more...)

V-Day Mt. Airy Presents THE VAGINA MONOLGUES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

V-Day Mt. Airy presents Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on Monday, February 13 at 7pm at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. (more...)

GROWING UP FAT & ALBANIAN Set for Tribeca Film Center Screening Room, 1/13
by Movies News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

A story that's messy, complicated, violent. A movie about FAMILY. Rocky from Da Bronx Productions presents GROWING UP FAT & ALBANIAN, a new film by Elza Zagreda directed by award winning filmmaker Dhimitri Ismailaj (Cannes International Film Festival) and Elza Zagreda. (more...)

Tesseract Theatre Presents VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance in ASL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Tesseract Theatre Company starts 2017 off with a V-Day benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues presented in American Sign Language.  Directed by Lisa Gale-Betzler and Michelle Henley, performances run February 3 - 12, 2017 at the .Zack Theatre (3224 Locust Ave. St. Louis 63103). (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival begins this week, running January 5-15! (more...)


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American Bard Theater Explores Gender Roles, Race, and Death in VISIONARY VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. Aimee Todoroff and Tonya Pinkins direct. The evening of one-act works include Trifles by Susan Glaspell (1916), Exit: An Illusion by Marita Bonner (1929), and The People by Susan Glaspell (1918). Performances will be staged at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 from February 15-March 5, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for A PROFOUNDLY AFFECTIONATE, PASSIONATE DEVOTION TO SOMEONE (-NOUN)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Royal Court Theatre announces that Gary Beadle, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Lashana Lynch, Shvorne Marks and Meera Syal have been cast in new play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) written and directed by debbie tucker green. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from Tuesday 28 February 2017 to Saturday 1 April 2017 with Press Night on Monday 6 March 2017. (more...)

V-Day Raleigh to Present THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

V-Day Raleigh 2017 presents a benefit reading of 'The Vagina Monologues'! Join us as we LISTEN! ACT! and RISE! to demand revolutionary change for women and girl survivors of violence. (more...)

Benefit Performance Of Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Featuring Ann Harada & Nancy Opel!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Vagina Monologues is the award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women, will be presented at The Player's Theatre, February 7th at 7pm and will be part of the V-Day global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. (more...)

Tony and Oscar Winner Mercedes Ruehl to Lead Scene Study at HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

This winter, Tony- and Oscar Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl returns to the faculty at HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, to teach an advanced scene study class for professional performers. (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

Molly Model Joins Loni Ackerman, Caroline Bowman and More for Birdland's V-DAY VOLUME 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Molly Model joins LOVE SONGS for V-Day Volume 4! Molly is so ecstatic to be performing alongside Loni Ackerman and the incredible cast of Love Songs. 20 year old Molly just got back from the Narnia festival in Italy where she choreographed and premiered 'The Lullaby of Broadway' a new musical review. She is currently taking classes at the Barrow Group and is a proud faculty member at Shuffles Tap and Musical Theater School. She is so grateful to be a part of such a star studded concert in celebration of such a LOVEly holiday! (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Play THE LARAMIE PROJECT Examines Hate Crime in The CWP Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Imagine being tortured, left out to die in the freezing cold, tied to a fence post, and your only crime is your sexual orientation. In February, The CWP Black Box Theatre at Carrollwood Players presents a staged reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT on February 19 and 26, 2017. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Coming to McDaniel College This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

McDaniel College students perform Eve Ensler's celebrated play, 'The Vagina Monologues,' on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. This is the 14th year that the play has been performed at McDaniel. (more...)

Natalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Casey will join the previously announced Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson in heart-warming comedy Stepping Out when it opens in London this Spring. (more...)

United, Strong Women Perform THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES in CWP Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

?Fifteen actresses, spanning the ages of Millennials to Seniors, are answering the question, 'if your vagina could talk, what would it say?' with its staged reading of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Carrollwood Players on February 3-5, 2017. (more...)

Sheena Metal Introduces I AM RAISING THE VIBRATION OF THE NATION (AND THE WORLD)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Sheena Metal, an entertainment icon who has anchored numerous radio shows for over 20 years in Los Angeles and was named one of Talkers Magazine's Frontier Fifty (an exclusive selection of outstanding talk media webcasters) has founded I Am Raising the Vibration of the Nation (and the World), a new peace movement in response to the division and distress across the country since last November's presidential election. Along with a new radio program and blog, Metal will be inaugurating Facebook Live video posts and YouTube segments. There will also be a monthly event at the Filmmakers Gallery in Long Beach, CA. The radio program made its debut on Monday, January 9 and will air every Monday night from 7-9pm PT. The website is now live and the blog will follow later this month. (more...)

WICKED Will Fly Back to the Windy City Next Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Chicago's most popular musical, will return to Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America Joins PEN America's 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' Protest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Dramatists Guild of America will be a partner on WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether, PEN America's literary protest on the iconic steps of the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan at 2 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (more...)

Lizzie Klemperer Signs on for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Lizzie Klemperer (The Secret Garden, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Bright Star) joins LOVE SONGS for V-Day at Birdland Jazz NYC on February 13th. (more...)

WICKED to Turn Orlando Into the Emerald City; $25 Ticket Lottery Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to Orlando with performances from January 11 - 29, 2017 in the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center. (more...)

HERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

HERE proudly presents Chiflon, El Silencio del Carbon, by renowned Chilean company Silencio Blanco, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program.  This production plays three performances only, February 24 - 26, 2017 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).  This presentation at HERE arrives as part of a U.S. tour, with dates and venues as follows: MCA, Chicago, IL (January 15-24); FUNDarte, Miami, FL (January 25-29); University of Maryland/The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD (January 30-February 5); Raritan Valley Community College/The Theatre, Branchburg, NJ (February 6-12); Bucknell University/Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA (February 13-19); HERE, New York, NY (February 24-26); UCLA/Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles, CA (February 27-March 5); Boom Arts, Portland, OR (March 6-9). (more...)

Tesseract Theatre Company Replaces THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES with TO THE NEW GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Tesseract Theatre Company is saddened to announce that it will have to cancel it's V-Day benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues due to unforeseen circumstances. But the theatre is excited to replace the performace with a production of Samantha Macher's "To the New Girl." (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for WICKED's Spring Run at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 & 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino. Press Night will be Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

InnerMission to Present VAGINA MONOLOGUES and MENDING MONOLOGUES for V-Day 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

InnerMission will present two productions for V-Day, 2017, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, and The MENding Monologues, Conceived by Derek Dujardin, will be performed in repertory at Finest City Improv (4250 Louisiana Street San Diego) February 24th and 25th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Below, go inside rehearsals with some cast members and the creative team of LOVE SONGS for V-Day Volume 4 - Alicia Krakauer, Jessica Mortellaro, Megan Minutillo, Ariana Sepulveda, Stephanie Turci, and Meg Zervoulis! (more...)

Mayor Megan Barry To Join ABE For 2017 VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2017

Nashville mayor Megan Barry will join Actors Bridge Ensemble (ABE) for its V-Day Nashville 2017 benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning The Vagina Monologues on Friday, February 17, at City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Tickets on Sale March 2 for WICKED at Shea's This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)

ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

WICKED Returns to Boston This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Boston's most popular musical will return to the Boston Opera House. WICKED will play a limited seven week engagement June 7 - July 23, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW Preview: IT GETS BETTER Uses Theatre, Music, Dance to Open Dialogue About LGBTQ Youth at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 21, 2017

On March 24, 2017, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents it gets better in Ferguson Hall at 7:30 p.m. it gets better is a timely and moving musical theatre experience by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts. (more...)

HERE Presents CULTUREMART 2017 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The OBIE-winning HERE proudly presents CULTUREMART 2017, taking place March 15 - 25.  In this annual festival, CULTUREMART, process becomes the focus, offering a first look at live performance in various stages of development from the boundary-breaking artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) as they journey to mainstage production. (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...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Concert Series Presents LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present 'Love Songs for V-Day,' as a benefit VDAY, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. This one night only evening featured an all-female cast and creative team singing songs about love from across the musical theatre spectrum. (more...)

Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy Set for A DALLAS RETROSPECTIVE at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for A DALLAS Retrospective: JR Ewing Bourbon presents Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Previews: Loretta Swit Takes On SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Coyote Stageworks At The Annenberg
by David Green - Dec 9, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley- based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company continues it 2016-2017 theatrical season with a production of 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,' a popular two-character comedy/drama that will feature Loretta Swit and David Engel. The production will run from February 3 through 12, 2017 with eight performances at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum.The fully staged play will star Loretta Swit (best known for her role of Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan on the beloved television show 'M*A*S*H') and actor and Coyote StageWorks Founding Board and Company Member David Engel. (more...)

Further Casting Confirmed for THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Further casting has been confirmed for the sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer, the hilarious musical based on the hit film, ahead of its arrival at the King's Theatre in Glasgow on April 18 for five nights. (more...)

Meet the Bird Girls of Little Radical Theatrics' SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As we get closer to opening night, meet some of the incredible cast that is working so hard to bring the Seussiverse to the Grinton Will Library January 13th-15th.! Meet Moriel Behar, Sofia Newman and Adriana Nocco who play The Bird Girls! (more...)

McDaniel College Announces Spring 2017 Theatre Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the spring of 2017.  (more...)

ABE Presents the Nashville Premiere of Wickedly Funny HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Actors Bridge Ensemble's 21st season continues with the Nashville premiere of smash hit Broadway comedy, HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins, directed by Mitch Massaro, December 9-18 at the Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel, 4610 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, 37209. The entrance to the Chapel is on 47th Avenue. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Andrew Rannells, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and More Join New Work Inspired by Trump Tweet
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Playwright Liz Meriwether and director Shira Milikowsky host a benefit on Monday, December 19th at 7:30pm at The McKittrick Hotel's The Heath (542 West 27th Street, NYC). The evening will include performances of new work, inspired by Trump's tweet, 'The theater must always be a safe and special place.'  (more...)

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