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San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the thirteen recipients of the 2017 Adler Fellowship. Nine singers, three pianist/apprentice coaches and one director will take part in the program-a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Molly Pope to Celebrate Jerry Herman in New Show at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

In her last New York City solo concert of 2016, neo-retro cabarettist MOLLY POPE celebrates her birthday with a brand new show, comprised entirely of the music of Jerry Herman on Wednesday, November 2 at 9:30 PM at The Duplex. (more...)

Dean College to Stage INTO THE WOODS This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Into The Woods, beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2016 through Sunday, November 20, 2016. (more...)

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at (more...)

Sneak Peek of Ann Hould-Ward's New Costume Designs for Reimagined INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Tony®-Award-Winning Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward is returning to Houston for the first time in over 20 years to revisit her original designs for Into The Woods for the new, reimagined production of the iconic Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine show. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's ROCKY HORROR Opens on Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016


BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and AVENUE Q's Elizabeth Ann Berg
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - Oct 25, 2016

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring Avenue Q star Elizabeth Ann Berg! (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

Phantom Limb Company to Bring Eco-Fable to BAM with MEMORY RINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Inspired by the world's oldest living tree, Phantom Limb Company weaves an enchanting eco-fable through marionette-puppetry, dance, and original music with Memory Rings at BAM, Nov 17-20. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of 'Over the River and Through The Woods', a hilarious and warm-hearted family fiasco by Joe DiPietro the Tony Award winning author of 'Memphis', 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', and many more. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Honor Corky Lee, Cobi Narita and More at 40th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will celebrate the start of its 40th Milestone Season with a Benefit Dinner on Thursday, November 10th at the Golden Unicorn (18 E. Broadway at Catherine Street) in Chinatown. (more...)

BWW's 11 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Netflix's STRANGER THINGS
by Guest Blogger: Lauren Koleszar - Oct 25, 2016

With the setting being a small Indiana town in 1983 and the cause of Will's disappearance being linked to sightings of an alien-like monster, critics are calling this one the perfect combination of Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King, and rightfully so. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gillian Bevan On Playing The Title Role in CYMBELINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 24, 2016

Gillian Bevan has done everything from Holby City and Teachers on TV to RSC productions and extensive musical theatre, including Into The Woods, Billy Elliot and Grand Hotel. She's currently starring in the RSC's Cymbeline - the first woman to play the title role for the company. The production comes to the Barbican next week. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A NEW BRAIN at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Theatre Horizon will kick off their 12th season with a production of William Finn and James Lapine's heartfelt and hilarious autobiographical musical, A New Brain. This energetic musical runs now through November 6th at Theatre Horizon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chloe Dirksen to Lead Bay Street Theater's THE SCARLET LETTER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the eighth year of the Literature Live! program. This year's Literature Live! presents THE SCARLET LETTER adapted for the stage by Scott Eck and Joe Minutillo from the American classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (more...)

BWW Review: 10,000 THINGS Doesn't Add Up to Much at Wilbury Group
by Robert Barossi - Oct 24, 2016

There is certainly something worthwhile about theater that pushes boundaries, tries new things, experiments and offers unique way to tell a story. The art form, in general, benefit from that kind of work. It benefits from work that expands the minds of an audience and tells them a story in a way that challenges them. On the other hand, Wilbury Group's second show of the year, 10,000 Things by Erik Ehn, proves how this kind of theater can instead leave an audience bored, confused or both.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Derek Klena, Adam Jacobs and More Suit up For BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY!
by Nora Dominick - Oct 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has rounded up our favorite videos from the evening! Check it all out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Independent Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce performances of Shakespeare's reverie of love, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will begin previews on Saturday, October 15, will open on Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, November 20 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Kaitlyn Baker to Perform at Kentucky Opry This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

When Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Baker performs at the Kentucky Opry on Friday, October 28, the concert will be especially meaningful to one person in the audience. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret to Present GIRLS LIKE US: Barbra, Bette, and Bernadette
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Ultimate Divas of Stage, Screen and Popular music, Barbra, Bette and Bernadette have made their mark from the Baths to Broadway and beyond! With their fifth collaboration, Girls Like Us (Cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland), bring you the music and lives of Streisand, Midler and Peters with humor, history and song. (more...)

BWW Review: New England Premiere of ABIGAIL/1702 Fits the Season
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 22, 2016

ABIGAIL/1702 is playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's exploration of the aftermath of the 1692 Salem witch trials. Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Director Tlaloc Rivas push all the right buttons to give the audience a scary ride. The outstanding design elements create an atmosphere that is spooky on many levels, and Rachel Napoleon is convincing as the troubled young accuser trying to escape her past. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30pm CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 107 East 69th Street, (bet Park & Lexington Ave).  The autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Joshua Ellis, with direction by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York.  (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

Daisy Head and Casey Deidrick Join Lifetime's A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Deadline has reported that Lifetime's Shakespearean thriller, A Midsummer's Nightmare, has cast its Elena Holland.  (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Announces 2016-17 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight is proud to announce the 2016-17 cabaret season, featuring four unique cabarets performed by members of the Young Conservatory's High School Musical and Cabaret Ensembles. Performances include Celebrating Sondheim (November 4-7, 2016), a celebration of one of America's most prolific and successful composers for the stage; Singer's Choice (February 17-20, 2017), an eclectic program that has the young performers choosing material that speaks to them; Keep the Home Fires Burning (March 31-April 3, 2017), consisting of memorable songs from both World Wars; and Comedy Tonight (May 12-15), a celebration of humorous songs from throughout the years. The High School Musical ensemble will perform at Friday and Monday performances while the Cabaret Ensemble will perform at Saturday and Sunday performances. Single tickets for Young Conservatory cabarets are $20 and are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at Purchase a ticket package of all four cabarets and save 20%! (more...)

BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in Night Two of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention (10/19)
by Ashley Steves - Oct 21, 2016

Hold your hats and hallelujah. After an electrifying opening night, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention continued Wednesday night in a packed Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci, the cabaret community gathered to salute the music of Stephen Sondheim, the EGOT-winning composer/lyricist whose oeuvre has been simultaneously catapulting and tripping up artists for decades. Despite 30 performances on the evening, you'd be hard-pressed to find a weak spot in Wednesday night's lineup, hosting what is arguably the best rotation of the four nights, featuring cabaret giants, up-and-comers, expert arrangers (plus the talents of Jered Egan on bass and Dan Gross on drums), and Sondheim role originators. (more...)

FEARnyc, NY's Biggest Horror Film Festival, Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

FEARnyc, New York City's biggest horror film festival, will be presented this Halloween season at Cinema Village. (more...)

OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 20, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that, beginning Tuesday, June 13, two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances of the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler.  (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Firebrand Theatre to Host NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES: Halloween Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

???????Start your Halloween off right and join the coven! Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre presents the return of its hauntingly popular witch-themed cabaret NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES on Monday, October 31 at 7 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full 22-member cast for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage), running November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Presents 2016-17 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight is proud to announce the 2016-17 cabaret season, featuring four unique cabarets performed by members of the Young Conservatory's High School Musical and Cabaret Ensembles.  (more...)

THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning London Production of GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, 11/11
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Jonathan Kent's award-winning production of the classic musical GYPSY - a record-breaking sellout during its acclaimed London run - comes toTHIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS on the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Oliver Tompsett, Sally Ann Triplett, Jodie Jacobs, Alice Fearn and Sandra Marvin to Take Cover in London Premiere of DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, will premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Colin Firth in Talks to JoinCast of MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Variety has reported that Academy Award-winner Colin Firth is currently in talks to join Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Music Theatre International and Subplot Studio Partner to Develop Customizable Show Posters!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) and renowned creative agency Subplot Studio have partnered to revolutionize the way theatrical organizations market their musicals to patrons with the premiere of a new marketing resource. (more...)

Charlottetown Festival 2017 Will Be a Celebration of Rock, Laughter & Canada's 150th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced a dazzling lineup for next summer's Charlottetown Festival, presented by CIBC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Firehouse Theater Company Presents THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Firehouse Theater Company presents 'The Crucible' October 8 through November 5 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 Adult; $23 for Students/Seniors and are available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Holiday Musical Comes to San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Nominated for a total of six Tony Awards in 2016 and winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, She Loves Me, based on the same romantic story as the popular film You've Got Mail, follows Amalia and George, two perfume shop clerks who don't quite see eye to eye. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can't seem to find common ground. After they each respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they start to fall for their anonymous pen pals-but will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

ALWAYS....PATSY CLINE, Opens At Dundalk Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Dundalk Community Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 season with a musical tribute Always….Patsy Cline from October 28th - November 6th.  The season is then followed by "I Hate Hamlet" and "Shrek:  The Musical". DCT has something for everyone this year and the festivities are just around the corner. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  Subscriptions are still available for a limited time. (more...)

Katie Welsh to Bring FROM SONGBOOK TO SONDHEIM to Don't Tell Mama This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Singer Katie Welsh, accompanied by pianist Emily Whitaker, brings From Songbook to Sondheim to Don't Tell Mama on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Tom Ford, Marc Platt & Kenneth Lonergan to Be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that acclaimed new director and established fashion designer Tom Ford will receive this year's 'Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award' for 'Nocturnal Animals,' Academy Award-nominated producer Marc Platt will receive the 'Hollywood Producer Award' (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Derek Klena and More Hold Court at THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

After six sold-out 'Broadway Princess Parties,' the time has come for Broadway's favorite leading men to stand in the spotlight in The Broadway Prince Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. Hosted by Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, Anastasia's Derek Klena and produced by The Broadway Princess Party's Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala, the very first BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY was an unforgettable manly evening of heroism, bravura, and macho magic. The all-star cast sang the most beloved 'prince' songs of stage and screen.  (more...)

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