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Anna of the North Premieres 'Someone' + Features on Tyler, The Creator Track
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Anna of the North today reveal 'Someone', the second single to be taken from their highly anticipated debut album Lovers. The swaggering opening, head rush of synths, make way for Anna's tender vocals, before the chorus explodes into a blockbuster-scale road trip. (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Announces 2017 – 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

See the full 2017-2018 lineup coming up over at Swift Creek Mill Theatre! (more...)

Sneak Peek - ABC Airs Exclusive Interview with Princess Diana's Brother This August
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

On the eve of Princess Diana's birthday, ABC and Time Inc.'s PEOPLE announce the list of exceptional voices to be featured in THE STORY OF DIANA. The two-night, four-hour primetime television event documenting the extraordinary life of Princess Diana marks the 20th anniversary of the icon's tragic passing at age 36. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents TENDERLY- The Amazing Personal Story of Rosemary Clooney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Next on the Weston Playhouse's intimate OtherStages is the Vermont Premiere of the new musical TENDERLY, starring Weston favorites Susan Haefner and Samuel Lloyd, Jr., seen in last summer's smash hit, Mamma Mia!. (more...)

Brass Tacks Ensemble presents Limited Engagement of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is excited to present the second Shakespeare production of their 2017 season, a limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, running August 3 - 5 at the Kerrytown Concert House. (more...)

World's Top Verbal Seduction Coach to Speak at 21 Convention 10th Anniversary Event in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

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Joe's Pub Announces Line-Up of Powerhouse Divas this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to present a collection of powerful divas playing at the top of their game in the months of July and August. (more...)

Jodie Comer Nabs Lead Role in BBC America's Original Scripted Series KILLING EVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

BBC AMERICA announced today that BAFTA-nominated actress Jodie Comer (The White Princess, Thirteen, Lady Chatterley's Lover) has been cast opposite Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy, Sideways) in the network's highly anticipated original series KILLING EVE. (more...)

Breaking Glass Signs Dark Fairy Tale Drama INHERITANCE Starring Mark Webber
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired World Rights to writer/directors Laura E. Davis's and Jessica Kaye's INHERITANCE starring Philadelphia-native Mark Webber (Green Room, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). (more...)

Lineup Announced for First Annual Speak Up, Rise Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Speak Up, Rise Up has announced their festival line-up which features 18 diverse solo and storytelling shows over the course of the week. Under the Artistic Direction of Asher Novek, the festival runs August 14 - 20 at the historic Connelly Theater on the Lower East Side. (more...)

STYX Celebrates 40th Anniversary of 'The Grand Illusion' with New Vinyl Bundle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Happy 40th anniversary of STYX's THE GRAND ILLUSION! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Revlon Girl
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 7, 2017

BWW speaks to the Neil Docking, the writer of The Revlon Girl ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Provincetown Dramatic Arts 2016 Hit Production of Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE Returns to the Wharf House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

???????Eugene O'Neill's celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning drama and hit of the 2016 season, is returning to the Wharf House at the Provincetown Marina for 2017. The Provincetown Dramatic Arts production of Anna Christie was selected as one of the Best Plays of 2016 and Sarah MacDonnell was honored as one of the best female performances in her role of Anna (by the Cape Cod Times). The play opens on July 13 and runs Thursday - Sunday until July 30. Margaret Van Sant, Artistic Director of the Provincetown Dramatic Arts, directs. (more...)

Clague Playhouse Hiring for Paid Design and Backstage Positions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Clague Playhouse is presently looking to fill the following PAID positions to round out its exciting upcoming 90th season! (more...)

BroadwayRadio Premieres New Show 'Tell Me More' with Actress, Author Alexandra Silber
by BroadwayRadio - Jul 5, 2017

Nearly a year after their first conversation, acclaimed actress Alexandra Silber and BroadwayWorld and BroadwayRadio's Matt Tamanini talk about her new book 'After Anatevka,' which follows the journey of Tevye's second oldest daughter Hodel as she travels far from the home she loves in search of her imprisoned fiance, Perchik. (more...)

Michael Arden to Helm Reading of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's REPUBLIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Michael Arden (Tony-nominated for Spring Awakening and the upcoming Once on This Island) will direct a private reading of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk's newest musical, REPUBLIC on Friday, July 28th at 1pm. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Sound of Extras
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Teresa Hennessy about bringing The Sound of Extras to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

ABC to Present 2-Night Documentary Event on Life of Princess Diana
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

ABC and People announce a four-hour primetime television event on the extraordinary life of Princess Diana. The documentary event, which will air on ABC over two nights in August 2017, marking the 20th anniversary of her tragic passing at age 36, will capture the most comprehensive interviews ever conducted on The Woman known as the People's Princess (more...)

Regional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Airswimming is a part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2017 Main Stage Series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Charles of FINDING NEVERLAND at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 23, 2017

It is not often that one gets a peek inside the creation of an iconic piece of art, and even rarer to see that story come to life on stage in a full-fledged Broadway musical. But for fans of the classic tale of Peter Pan, the new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which is the opening production in The Bushnell's 2017 - 2018 Broadway series, does just that. Based on the Academy Award-winning film by David Magee and the play THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN by Allen Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the story of author J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family that inspired him to write one of the most beloved stories of all time. When FINDING NEVERLAND makes its way to Hartford August 1 - 6, the cast will include Sarah Charles who plays in the ensemble and also understudies the roles of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Mary Barrie. I had the pleasure of catching up with Sarah and discussing the life of an understudy and her perspective on bringing this beautiful story to life on stage. (more...)

Redfox3 Theatre Company Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

A 90 minute thrill ride to the most dangerous place on earth: Parenthood. From Yarra Valley's own redfox3, who brought you the acclaimed The Woman In Black, comes the hilarious Tony and Olivier award winning play GOD OF CARNAGE. (more...)

BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2017

Despite its provocative title and abundant profanity (or maybe even because of it), Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat is actually filled with a lot of humanity and heart, enough that you'll find it difficult to shake off the story and its characters long after the final scene has played out. And thanks to director Kurt Jarvis' production for Destiny Theatre Experience's tenth anniversary, the Nashville debut will likely be talked about and recounted for months to come - which seems the perfect testament to the impact of Shawn Whitsell's company on Music City's vibrant arts and theater company. (more...)

Cast Announced for the UK Premiere of TENDERLY the ROSEMARY CLOONEY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Casting is announced today for The UK Premiere of Tenderly - The Rosemary Clooney Musical that is being produced at the New Wimbledon Studio from 1st to 23rd September 2017 with press night on 4th September, at 7.45pm. (more...)

Upcoming Events Announced at Irvine Barclay Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

See the brand-new schedule of upcoming events at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Details below: (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: WILD HORSES at CATF
by Johnna Leary - Jul 19, 2017

Wild Horses is a charming, energetic coming of age story of teenage rebellion and romance in the 1970's expertly performed in a solo show by Kate Udall. Written by Allison Gregory and in the National New Play Network premiere, a single unnamed woman recounts a single summer from her teenage years when she and her friends experiment with sex, drinking and finding freedom, among typical teenage highs and heartbreaks within their families and social circles. The central theme tying the summer of memories together is the horses kept in terrible conditions on a nearby ranch and The Woman and her friends' attempts to set the horses free. (more...)

Anna of the North Share Video for Latest Single 'Someone'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Anna of the North today share a self-directed visual for 'Someone', shot on location in Miami, Florida. (more...)

Smithsonian Chnnel to Honor Late Princess Diana with Two New Specials
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

An enigmatic member of the British royal family, Princess Diana captured the hearts of millions worldwide in both her life and her death, and remains just as iconic today. On the 20th anniversary of her passing, Smithsonian Channel will honor the “People's Princess” with an exclusive royal event commemorating The Woman at the center of immense public fascination. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Gambling on a Summer Read
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

All in. Maybe the gambling theme initially drew me to Swimming with Bridgeport Girls by Anthony Tambakis (recently published by Simon & Schuster), which Jonathan Tropper called 'a sad, smart, funny-as-hell novel with a broken heart that beats powerfully between the lines of every page....' But I stayed because it's irresistible, the perfect bookend (exacta?) to pair with another recent favorite, Jonathan Lethem's A Gambler's Anatomy.   (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SOME GIRL(S) at Bare Bones Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Bare Bones Theater Company is pleased to announce the cast of SOME GIRL(S) is now in rehearsal at their space in Northport, NY. The play is by Tony nominee Neil LaBute as is directed by Eric Clavell.  (more...)

Review: DROPPIN' JOHNS at B3 Theatre
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jul 17, 2017

Droppin' Johns is as shamelessly subversive, as courageously adventurous and as boldly resolute a piece of Feminist Fringe Theatre as any you'll find, anywhere. (more...)

I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER Returns for Season 3 on CMT This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Kellie and Kyle are back with a third season of their hit CMT television seriesI LOVE KELLIE PICKLER, which premieres on Thursday, August 3 at 11 p.m., ET/PT. (more...)

Excerpt from FROST SERIES OMNIBUS by Liz DeJesus
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 17, 2017

Like fairy tales? You're going to love this new omnibus that rounds up three novels about the descendant of Snow White! Check out the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus today! (more...)

Best of Bollywood Celebrated with Star-Studded IIFA AWARDS; Winner's List!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The celebrated IIFA Awards took over the city of New York with a dazzling awards show bringing together the biggest names of Bollywood in celebration of Indian Cinema. Giving Indian cinema a global platform, the Awards was held at the iconic MetLife Stadium at New York, USA. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Review Roundup: GUYS AND DOLLS Rocks the Boat at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Guys and Dolls tops Entertainment Weekly's list of the Greatest Musicals of All Time, and for good reason: it's everything we love in musical theatre. Now fast-rising director/choreographer Josh Rhodes returns to the Globe to direct our first-ever production of this Broadway masterpiece. Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to keep his 'oldest established permanent floating crap game' going. He's also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved. (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Meroney Box Office Opens for Ray Cooney Farce
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In this farcical comedy, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. His brothers are anxious to help make a good impression on The Woman from the agency who has arrived to check on the home and lifestyle of the prospective parents. (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Actress and Author Alexandra Silber
by Broadwaysted - Jul 11, 2017

This week we're so excited to carry on the Broadwaysted 'Tradition' with actress and author Alexandra Silber! We're pouring out vodka and wine while Al spills about her experiences with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, her epic introduction to her idol Angela Lansbury, and her new role as novelist with her new book 'After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof.'  (more...)

Will Merrick to Lead Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's BOOM at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 - 2010 and until now, has never before been professionally staged in the UK. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 11, 2017
by - Jul 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Opera Philadelphia presents Premiere of THE WAKE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This September, Opera Philadelphia launches O17, the inaugural edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival. A twelve-day immersion that promises to "blanket the city with opera" (Washington Post), the festival kicks off new partnerships with two key local cultural institutions. Each will host one of the festival's seven operatic happenings, both of them new operas developed - like 2016's award-winning sensation Breaking the Waves - under the auspices of the company's celebrated Composer in Residence program.  (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Kicks Off Its 2017–18 Season with THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, kicks off its 2017-18 season with the Peninsula premiere of the epic new musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (August 24-September 10, 2017). Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins as the bells of Notre Dame resound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. (more...)

BWW Review: Incandescent Youth and WILD HORSES, a Heady Combination at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 10, 2017

The group portrait of the youngsters (The Woman's younger self, her partners in crime Zabby and Skinny Lynny, the callow young men who pursue them or whom they pursue, and The Woman's big sister, aka The Favorite) in all their confusion, pain, and, most important, their exuberance and their desire to meet life head-on, even if they do not really know what that meeting will demand or entail, is the point. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA to Feature Bay Area Actors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

North Bay Stage Company brings the classic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha to the stage at Luther Burbank Center's Carston Cabaret stage July 21 - Aug 6, 2017. A public reception, with an opportunity to meet the cast and crew, will be held on opening night. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents World Premiere of CONTINUITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2016 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Continuity by new playwright Gerry Moynihan runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 30 July 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Creators Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary Talk The ADRIAN MOLE Musical
by Marianka Swain - Jul 10, 2017

Playwright Jake Brunger and composer Pippa Cleary have been creating musicals together since they met at Bristol University in 2008. Their work includes Jet Set Go!, The Great British Soap Opera and an adaptation of Sue Townsend's beloved The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾. The latter begins a London run at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week. (more...)

Symmetry Theatre Stages THE OTHER PLACE at Live Oak in Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Imagine this. You're a brilliant scientist, a biophysicist studying the causes of dementia. And one day, mid-Power Point, you can't recall what you're supposed to say when the next slide comes up. Eventually you learn that the disease you're studying is now the disease you have. (more...)

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