Paper Mill to Offer Free Summer Children's Book Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a new, free Summer Children's Book Reading Series in the lobby of the Millburn theater on select Saturdays at noon in July and August.  Each week the theater will present a different book (full schedule below).  (more...)

THE WOODSMAN Receives Haunting Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The original music from off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN - The Tragic Story of The Tin Man is available now in a solo recording, composed and performed by violinist Edward W. Hardy. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Azul Dance Theatre, performing on Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm,  Michael "Big Mike" Lynch (American Idol), performing Friday, January 6 at 8pm, Tiempo Libre performing Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and more! We also continue to present a diverse slate of Family programming, free film retrospectives, and a variety of dance,  comedy, and special events., and more!  All 20164-2015 7 events are listed below with more information. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Linda Ann Watt - Jul 8, 2016

THE WIZARD OF OZ is a must see! (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will conclude with Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2016 Short New Play Festival will be Monday July 25th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre. This year's plays will be Motley Fool by Kate Abbruzzese, Swan Song by Emily Taplin Boyd, Malaprop by Lisa D'amour, The Ghoul Of Amherst by Amy Freed, Warp And Weft by Anchuli Felicia King, Her Father's Daughter by Dakin Matthews, The Eighth Circle by Bridgette Dutta Portman, and The Opulent Complex by Lynn Rosen. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning Team to Stage 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning team is thrilled to announce the casting for its second Stage Experience production - The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS in Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

 Pantochino Teen Theatre will offer Milford an amusingly different way to think about everyone's favorite fairy tale characters through their production of Into the Woods JR., it was announced today by Freddie Gershon, CEO of Music Theatre International (MTI).  The show featuring  (more...)

Photo Flash: BE PREPARED at the Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Be Prepared is Bonar's first full-length play, and has been developed at the RSC's studio theatre The Other Place. By turns poignant and gut-wrenchingly funny, Be Prepared is based on Bonar's own experiences and includes verbatim extracts of his grandfather's memoir. The production is directed by Rob Watt, with lighting design is by Elliot Griggs and sound design by Alex Crispin.  (more...)

MTC Announces Casting for DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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BWW Interview: We're Not in Kansas Anymore: A Chat with STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Star and Creator Todrick Hall
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 28, 2016

Following his stint as a semi-finalist on American Idol, Todrick has not only become a YouTube sensation, but he's redefined the genre. He's currently touring the country with a concert version of his new visual album, Straight Outta Oz, which will be at DC's Howard Theatre on Monday, August 1st. (more...)

Acclaimed Revival of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Announces National Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Dates have been announced for a national tour of Fiasco Thater's acclaimed off- Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

VIDEO: James McAvoy Stars in New M. Night Shyamalan Thriller SPLIT
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an all-new original thriller SPLIT. James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson, and Brad William Henke star in the film hitting theaters January 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 27, 2016

After a successful run of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, director John Saunders is bringing Stephen Sondheim's beloved classic Into The Woods to the Mac-Haydn stage starting July 28. The musical is composed of many classic fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, and takes a look at the events that occur after "happily ever after." (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre Heads to a Far-Off Kingdom with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre heads to a world of the timeless Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales colliding with wondrous splendor in Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods.' (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse 2016 Dionysos Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2016 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 24. The theatre honored 15 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced eight acting award winners. The evening was bookended by musical performances from the Performance Academy cast of 'Disney's Camp Rock,' with public performances Aug. 5-6, and the cast of 'Rock of Ages,' on stage now through Aug. 7. (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Announces 2016-17 Youth Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin J. O'Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) announces its 2016-2017 Youth Theater Season, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. (more...)

HIDDEN SYDNEY - THE GLITTERING MILE this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Hidden Sydney - an immersive, exhilarating and witty cabaret experience is set over four floors of 'The Nevada', the former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced some of the cast for Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes featuring two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. (more...)

Scoop: THE NIGHT OF - August Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - Jul 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT OF - August Episodes on HBO (more...)

Jesse Corbin and Kelly Strandemo Join LION, WITCH & WARDROBE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre has announced new cast members for its long running production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, which plays Saturdays at 11 AM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

Two Weeks to Go Until Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

With only two weeks to go until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 kicks off, here's a little reminder of the fantastic acts that are heading up to Edinburgh this August:  (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company to Present BIG FISH this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The critically acclaimed, award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company presents the North Bay premiere of the Broadway musical 'Big Fish,' based on the celebrated best selling novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film, directed by Tim Burton. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Aug. 12 to Aug. 28, 2016. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Announces 2016 Dionysos Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse for the 2015-16 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 24. The Dionysos Awards celebrates the contributions of more than 1,700 individuals, giving 77,000 hours annually as actors and backstage and front-of-house volunteers.     The evening will begin with a social event at 5:30 PM. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ and BRING IT ON to Play The Redhouse Arts Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents two familiar and popular summer shows in an alternating schedule: Bring it On the Musical and The Wizard of Oz. Both productions feature a cast of professional actors along with child actors from the Redhouse Theatrical Institute. Performances run alternating days July 28th through August 13th.  (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- The Skivvies: Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

As the final production for the 2015 - 2016 season, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is proud to present one of the most beloved musical tales from film, 'The Wizard of Oz' performed live by adults and children on the Main Stage now through July 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS, Menier Chocolate Factory, 12 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 13, 2016

Anyone who ever played 'shop' as a child, trading real or imaginary objects over a table, will experience a thrill of recognition at Fiasco Theater's stripped-back take on Sondheim and James Lapine's ode to and deconstruction of storytelling. That's what we get for the swiftly evoked bakery, and there's a dressmaker's dummy standing in for a tree, a feather duster and Christmas tree ornament for a golden egg-laying hen, a ladder for a mighty tower, a wooden crate for a throne, shadow play during the action sequences, and flapping pieces of paper as the ever-helpful birds. (more...)

MiG Ayesa, Tanya Manalang Headline 'Curtains Up!' Concert
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 12, 2016

MiG Ayesa and Tanya Manalang will headline 'Curtains Up!' a concert produced by Resorts World Manila (RWM) and Ultimate Shows Inc., at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City tomorrow, July 14, at 8 p.m. The artists will be accompanied by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Rodel Colmenar. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

BWW Review: Sweet BIG FISH at Taproot Lacks Power
by Jay Irwin - Jul 11, 2016

Back in 2013 Andrew Lippa sent his latest work off to Broadway. "Big Fish", based on the movie of the same name, was sure to be a big hit. But for some reason this sweet little tuner failed to catch fire and closed in just under 4 months. Sadly with such a tepid reception no tour of the show was ever planned so the only way anyone would see this lovely show would be a regional production. Fortunately we currently have one of those for "Big Fish" at Taproot Theatre. Unfortunately, while there's plenty of talent in the show, one of the leads wasn't quite up to the task vocally and for a big, ballad laden musical that can be deadly. (more...)

Teen Performing Arts Academy to Present INTO THE WOODS JR.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

On Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 the Millbrook Playhouse Teen Performing Arts Academy will offer an amusingly different way to think about everyone's favorite fairy tale characters through their production of Into the Woods JR (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, Autism Friendly Shows and More Set for Paper Mill's 2016-17 Children's Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce its 2016-2017 children's show programming. Paper Mill's Children's Shows are charming, delightful and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stage Adaptation of THE BROONS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Full casting is announced today for THE BROONS, a new stage play bringing Scotland's most famous fictional family to theatres across the country in a World Premiere adaptation by Rob Drummond. The Broons will open at Perth Concert Hall before dates in Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There will be a press night at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 7.30pm. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDOBE to Open Family Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the first event in the 2016-2017 Family Series Season: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, on Saturday, October 22 at 1:30PM. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is part ofBMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.   (more...)

THE GLITTERING MILE at Kings Cross from 16 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Hidden Sydney - an immersive, exhilarating and witty cabaret experience is set over four floors of "The Nevada", the former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world. This exciting new theatrical event will play from 16 September. (more...)

Barrie Kosky's SAUL Announced as Centrepiece of 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

?The Adelaide Festival announces the return of the brilliant and provocative Barrie Kosky in March 2017 with his newest masterpiece, George Frideric Handel's Saul. Produced by the great Glyndebourne Opera Festival, it will form the centrepiece of the 2017 Adelaide Festival. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway theaters -- will present The Woodsman, captured live on-stage in partnership with streaming service BroadwayHD, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Woody Allen's CRISIS IN SIX SCENES Among New Titles Coming to Amazon in September
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

September brings a number of highly-anticipated Amazon Original Series and Movie available for Prime members to stream or download on Prime Video at no additional cost to their membership. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Offer '20at20' Deals This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20, will return from September 5th to September 25, 2016. 20at20 makes $20 tickets available to participating Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain time. (more...)

C.S. Lewis's THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS to Make European Debut at Park Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Screwtape Letters, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, will play the Christmas season at Park Theatre from 8 December 2016 - 7 January 2017, with a press night on 9 December. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

Director Chris Morrissey to be Featured Spotlight Filmmaker at RIP Horror Film Festival in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The annual RIP HORROR FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its fourth successful year in Los Angeles with a special Filmmaker Spotlight featuring L.A. independent film director Chris Morrissey. Two of Morrissey's feature films will screen, alongside several new films and shorts during the four day film festival. The festival will be held at the Vintage LOS FELIZ 3 CINEMAS and run November 10th through November 13th, 2016. In addition to film screenings, the festival will also feature Q&A panel discussions, celebrity guest appearances, filmmaker parties and a signature red carpet award ceremony.   (more...)

HIDDEN SYDNEY, An Immersive Cabaret Experience, Sets Performances at The Nevada
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 14, 2016
by - Aug 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo & Video: Meryl Streep Talks FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS & More in 'TimesTalks'
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2016

Moderated by the New York Times' (NYT) chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, who plays the titular role of the tone-deaf operatic soprano Florence Foster Jenkins in the movie of the same name, recently talked about the connection between acting and music; her desire to work on an original theater piece on the Broadway stage, among other things, in 'TimesTalks.' (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE Is Still As Relevant As Ever
by Barry Lenny - Aug 12, 2016

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-3 are the basis for Arthur Miller's iconic play, The Crucible. (more...)

Legendary Everett Quinton Directs Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL For TW Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Festival) Curator David Kaplan said today that he was 'always proud when ongoing relationships with artists who have been part of our Festival evolve into exciting new productions for us. We're thrilled that three actors are returning this year with a project they've suggested for our theme Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill in performance from Sept. 22 - 25.' (more...)

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