Photo Coverage: THE WOODSMAN Company Celebrates 100 Performances Off Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following two sold-out NYC engagements, The Woodsman, will conclude its critically-lauded Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (following the 7:30pm performance) at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). The production began performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and just celebrated it's 100th performance over the weekend. Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/2
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 2-9. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park's FAIRY TALE COURTROOM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Dana Proulx comedy, 'Fairy Tale Courtroom', from May 6-May 9, 2016. (more...)

Exclusive: Get A First Look at Stratford's Reimagined A CHORUS LINE
by Alan Henry - May 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present an exclusive first look at the first ever professional production of A Chorus Line to have approved new choreography at The Stratford Festival in Canada. The production is directed and choreographed by Donna Feore. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2016
by - May 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: MARK OF THE WITCH Has Italian Flair But Thin Plot, Acting
by Marakay Rogers - May 27, 2016

What starts as an homage to Dario Argento ends weakly, with style victorious over substance. Unlike its inspiration, it doesn't all hang together. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Two giants of British Literature CS Lewis (David Payne) and JRR Tolkien (David Robinson) make their debut at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in two outstanding productions. An Evening with CS Lewis and Of Wardrobes & Rings (& Other Things) a play about CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien's last ever encounter. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters Sets Summer Offerings for Kids
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Now entering it's fifth season, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts continues its  commitment to providing a wide range of opportunities to showcase and develop the talents of budding local thespians with a series of  delightful productions during the summer months.  (more...)

Triangle Rising Stars Awards Finalists Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company and ABC 11, Durham Performing Arts Center is thrilled to present the culmination of this year's Triangle Rising Stars program announced from a record number of applicants. The Triangle Rising Stars Live Showcase and Awards show will take place at DPAC on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. starring the student finalists from Triangle-area high school musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a non-profit education initiative created in 2010 to celebrate high school theater students who participate and excel with wide -ranging talents in their musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a regional qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

HUNCHBACK Star Ciara Renee's New Musical ANYTHING BUT LOVE Heads to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the first ever public presentation of ANYTHING BUT LOVE on Sunday, June 26th, at 9:30pm. The musical has music and lyrics by Arielle O'Keefe, and book by Arianna Taxman and Ciara Renee. (more...)

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2016-2017 Season last night. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ and More Set for Studio East This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Studio East has three shows to finish their season that bring new productions and talent to the stage. (more...)

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present HANSEL AND GRETEL at The Player's Ring
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Don't miss out on a musical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, based on the Grimm Fairy Tale. This original musical is written by Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director, Miles Burns to be performed at The Player's Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH for only seven performances - May 28th, May 29th, June 4th, June 5th, June 11th at 3PM and also June 2nd and June 9th at 8PM. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for General admission, member and other discounts apply. A portion of the proceeds from the performance will go towards The Seacoast Repertory Theatre's commitment of producing creative, thoughtful, and high quality year-round programming. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets Autumn, Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announces its new season of work for Autumn and Winter 2016, including three world premieres alongside a dynamic programme of new stagings of classic plays and brilliant stories. It also announces a new initiative, Furnace, which furthers The REP's commitment to making world class theatre with and for people across Birmingham. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Adam & Arielle Jacobs Surprise Parents with Big ALADDIN News!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

It's a happy day for the Jacobs family! Brother and sister Adam and Arielle Jacobs just surprised their parents with the news that Arielle will be playing Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin opening in Sydney this August. Adam, who stars as the title character on Broadway, helped out with an adorable video to reveal the news to their parents, and you can check it out below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

First Hebrew Production of INTO THE WOODS to Feature Male Witch, Female Narrator
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that the first Hebrew production of Stephan Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS will have a male actor playing the role of The Witch, while a female actress will be playing the Narrator. Both roles are traditionally portrayed by actors of the opposite genders. (more...)

Listen to a New Track from LAILA: THE MUSICAL, Coming to Queens Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Laila: The Musical, presented by Rifco, will be at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch from May 17-21 as part of its UK tour.  Preview a song from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from INTO THE WOODS JR., Opening Tomorrow at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts continues their commitment to showcase and develop the talents of budding local thespians with the very special production of INTO THE WOODS JR., running April 1-10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Among Nominees for 17th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment industry's best and most fun-filled celebration devoted to the year's most outstanding achievements in motion picture and television marketing, announced today the nominees in the 17th annual competitio (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Comedy Central to Debut 3-Part Mini-Series TIME TRAVELING BONG
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Go on the trip of a lifetime with the premiere of the three-part mini-series TIME TRAVELING BONG. The limited series from the minds of “Broad City's” Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello will debut on 4/20 (more...)

by Michael Rabice - Apr 6, 2016

Escaping to Oz may be the fate for Dorothy, but her glorious adventure had patrons at Shea's Buffalo Theatre delighted to follow her down that infamous  yellow brick road. The lavish new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ opened last night and had the audience enraptured with the familiar story. The classic MGM musical has been lovingly adapted to the stage by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Jeremy Sams, with some new songs by Weber and Tim Rice, who previously collaborated on Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Legendary director Patrice Chéreau's final work, an acclaimed staging of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra, comes to the Met April 14 with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading a cast headed by Nina Stemme in her first Met performances of the bloodthirsty princess. (more...)

BWW TV: Rosie O'Donnell Goes Behind-the-Scenes with THE WOODSMAN Creator James Ortiz
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

The critically acclaimed new play THE WOODSMAN is a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, currently playing at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). Rosie O'Donnell, who is obsessed with the show, offered to sit down with the show's star, creator, designer and director James Hortiz to learn about the magical world he has created. Watch the interview below! (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

?Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of The Invisible Hand - a political thriller from Ayad Akhtar who won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Disgraced which ran at the Bush Theatre in 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/30/16- INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2016

Today in 2002, the first Broadway revival of Into the Woods opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, most likely taken from the original story of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Conclude Off-Broadway Run in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Following two sold-out NYC engagements, The Woodsman, will conclude its critically-lauded Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (following the 7:30pm performance) at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). The production began performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and officially opened on Monday, February 8, 2016. (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at The Yard and National Theatre, Beyond Caring tours this June and July to a series of unusual and original performance spaces. Devised and directed by Alexander Zeldin, the production plays in a found space within Birmingham REP, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, HOME Manchester and a single performance at Theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg. James Doherty joins the cast with Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Kristin Hutchinson and Victoria Moseley all reprising their roles. In addition to the performances, in every city the company will be taking workshops and debate off-site into spaces belonging to communities affected by issues in the play. (more...)

Castle Craig Players to Stage THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The merry old land of Oz comes to downtown Meriden May 13-22 as the Castle Craig Players presents THE WIZARD OF OZ. Join Dorothy as she's swept away from farmland Kansas and enters a world of color. Dance and sing along the yellow brick road with her companions, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion. And click your heels together as you rediscover the real story of OZ in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family! (more...)

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Adds New Lineup for Kids Ages 9-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon today announced that FreeTime Unlimited-the all-you-can eat subscription designed from the ground up for kids and their parents-is getting even better. Amazon is adding thousands of new videos, educational apps, games, and books to FreeTime Unlimited-without raising the price. FreeTime Unlimited starts at just $2.99 per month for Prime members and $4.99 per month for customers who are not yet Prime members. FreeTime Unlimited previously offered titles primarily for kids ages 3-8 but has now added thousands of videos, educational apps, games, and books for kids ages 9-12, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Monument Valley, iCarly, Star Trek, and much more-ensuring FreeTime Unlimited content grows as your kids grow. (more...)

Photo Flash: TUCK EVERLASTING, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More Take Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features backstage reading with Max von Essen, a little glimpse at Carolee Carmello's intermission exercise routine, the touring cast of ONCE finally mastering their instruments, and more! (more...)

IFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

IFC revealed at their upfront press event in New York, eight smart new comedies from their robust development slate for 2017 series consideration. (more...)

Syracuse University's Department of Drama to Wrap Season with A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama concludes its 2015-2016 season with David Ives' new version of French playwright Georges Feydeau's bedroom farce A Flea in Her Ear. Directed by Stephen Cross, this production runs May 6-14 at the Storch Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. The opening night performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre to Present RAPUNZEL, 5/26-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A magical, musical "hairy" tale adventure will hit the Roanoke Children's Theatre stage this summer. The area's only professional theatre for young audiences will present the fun and exciting RAPUNZEL from May 26-June 12, 2016 in the Dumas Center (108 First Street NW). (more...)

MARK OF THE WITCH Coming to Digital & VOD Platforms; Watch Trailer
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Opening 6/6/16 on digital and VOD platforms, the delightfully deranged MARK OF The Witch has been touted as 'one of the most beautiful films about witchcraft ever' (more...)

BWW Review: THE WEE FREE MEN Is A Story Of Magic Bought To Life
by Barry Lenny - Apr 19, 2016

This production will enchant and take you on a very special trip. (more...)

Michelle Bonnard and Tom Walker Lead THE QUIET HOUSE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 19, 2016

The Quiet House, Gareth Farr's blistering and honest new play about a couple's journey to start a family, will play at Park Theatre from June 7 to July 9, with a press night on June 8, following its world premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre next month. It was inspired by Gareth's own experience, and is his second play following his 2014 Bruntwood Prize-winning debut, Britannia Waves The Rules. (more...)

NKU Theatre and Dance to Stage INTO THE WOODS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance presents INTO THE WOODS April 21 - May 1, 2016. Performances will take place in the Corbett Theatre in the Fine Arts Center. (more...)

Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces that The War Has Not Yet Started, Mikhail Durnenkov's funny, eye-opening and surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, opens in The Drum next month.  (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Sunday (April 24th) marks the opening of Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Talks KIMMY SCHMIDT; Promotes New 'Peeno Noir' Wine
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Actor Tituss Burgess plays the hilarious and fierce Tituss Andromedon on Netflix's UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. The actor stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the close rapport between himself and 'Kimmy' star Ellie Kemper (more...)

Opera House Players, Inc. to Present INTO THE WOODS, 5/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Opera House Players, Inc. will present the musical INTO THE WOODS from May 6 through May 22 (Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm) at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 860-292-6068 or online at Adults: $21, Over 60/Under 12: $17, Student Rush (with ID): $15 (limited quantity may be available 10 minutes prior to curtain). (more...)

BE PREPARED to Premiere at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016


Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

Cincinnati Music Theatre to Stage BIG FISH, 5/6-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) proudly presents Fred Tacon and Pamela Kay Day in the regional premiere of a new Broadway musical, BIG FISH, May 6-14, 2016 at the Aronoff Center's intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater. (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - TIME TRAVELING BONG Debuts on Comedy Central 4/20
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Go on the trip of a lifetime with the premiere of the three-part mini-series TIME TRAVELING BONG. The limited series from the minds of “Broad City's” Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello will debut on 4/20 (more...)

Melody Grove & More to Star in THE ILIAD at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh is delighted to announce full casting for its epic production of the classical Greek poem, The Iliad, directed by its Artistic Director, Mark Thomson. Olivier Award nominee Melody Grove, currently nominated for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' for her critically acclaimed performance alongside Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King in London's West End last winter, will perform in this lavish and visceral production that explores the basic human emotions of love, jealousy and revenge against the backdrop of the Trojan War. This will be Thomson's final production, as Artistic Director, after 13 years at Scotland's largest producing theatre. The Iliad will run from 20 April to 14 May. (more...)

BWW Interview: Natasha Drena Leads Cast of Reinvented INTO THE WOODS at the Aurora Theatre
by Kiley Gipson - Apr 1, 2016


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