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STAGE TUBE: Watch Euan Morton Sing HEDWIG's 'Wicked Little Town' on Tour!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

Just last month, Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton took over the role of Hedwig in the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival. For a complete list of tour cities, click here. (more...)

A Battle Between Fear and Compassion in THE CHRISTIANS Bay Area Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) kicks off the new year with the off-Broadway hit The Christians by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

National Tour of HAMILTON Comes to Minneapolis in 2018-2019 Season at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Minneapolis at the historic Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Park Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a loyal, committed adaptation of CS Lewis's once celebrated novel that fails to ignite fully as drama, but works well as polemic. (more...)

Holidays at The Granada Theatre Continue with Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The spirit of the holiday season continues at The Granada Theatre on Thursday, December 29, 2016 with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, produced by Chip Davis. This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE LION KING's Powerful GYPSY OF THE YEAR Performance
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

At Gypsy of the Year 2016, cast members from The Lion King performed a moving spoken-word piece giving voice to those marginalized by the current political climate performed by cast members Lamar Baylor, Kimberly Marable, Matthew Morgan, Brenda O'Brien and L. Steven Taylor.  (more...)

Violinist Miri Ben-Ari Honors Nelson Mandela with Latest Single 'Freedom'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Grammy Award winning violinist and producer, Miri Ben-Ari delivers a musical masterpiece in her latest single 'Freedom,' honoring South Africa's first black president and renowned freedom crusader, Nelson Mandela on the third anniversary of his death. (more...)

Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett to Reunite for 'Songs and Stories' Tour at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

On Friday, March 24, the always witty Vince Gill and the reliably wry Lyle Lovett will reunite for a one-night-only performance at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas as part of their "Songs and Stories" national tour, kicking off in March 2017 after the duo teamed up for a series of concerts in 2015 and 2016 that left fans begging for more. (more...)

Factory to Present Toronto Premiere of EMPIRE OF THE SON This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Factory will present the Toronto premiere of EMPIRE OF THE SON, the exhilaratingly original multimedia one-man show by actor, comedian, writer and former CBC radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Director for MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater today announced that Tyne Rafaeli will direct Cal Shakes' final production of its 2017 season, the previously-announced Measure for Measure. This first-ever co-production between Cal Shakes and Santa Cruz Shakespeare will play at the Bruns Amphitheater from September 20 through October 15. (more...)

McCarter Helps Mercer Street Friends 'Send Hunger Packing' This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Street Friends Food Bank, in conjunction with McCarter's annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, running December 9 - 31 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL began an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night was Saturday, December 3, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre's Renita James Stars in One-Woman Show 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

While watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary sees her fiance kiss another woman on national TV! Over the next year, Mary is set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she stumbles back into the dating scene. Renita James stars in this delicious one-woman show - get a first look at her onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the 10th Anniversary of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Anthony P. Rodriguez is back for the tenth year with his mesmerizing solo performance of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Not unlike what Charles Dickens himself did in the 1800's, Mr. Rodriguez focuses on the classic art of storytelling, using his voice and mannerisms to bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time. Scroll down for a peek at Rodriguez in action! (more...)

Daniel Valdez and Rose Portillo to Return for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper; More Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Jeanine Mason, Rose Portillo, Daniel Valdez and Jeremy Ray Valdez will join the previously announced Demian Bichir in the cast of Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, which begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLACK NATIVITY at Crossroads Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Langston Hughes' soaring music- and poetry-infused retelling of the birth of Jesus comes to the Crossroads Theatre Company for the holiday season in a new production of the late writer's classic work, Black Nativity. The show runs tonight, Dec. 9, through Dec. 18. Opening night is Saturday, Dec. 10. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chromolume Theatre to Stage ZANNA, DON'T! This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has announced the first production in its 2017 Season of Musicals, the off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't! Opening on Friday, January 13 at 8pm, the show will play a strictly limited engagement through February 5. Zanna, Don't! has book, music, and lyrics by Tim Acito with additional lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris. The Chromolume production will feature musical direction by Daniel Yokomizo, choreography by Michael Marchak, and is directed by Lauren J. Peters.  (more...)

Bereishit, Kidd Pivot, Scottish Ballet & More Among Northrop's 2016-17 Dance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The 2016//17 Northrop Dance Season resumes in January with two special partnerships with Walker Art Center. (more...)

ARE YOU SERIOUS? - A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE INQUIRES Extends at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Cornelia Street Cafe has extended playwright Tulis McCall's critically lauded solo performance, Are You Serious? - A Woman of a Certain Age Inquires through February 2017. (more...)

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Followup to Premiere at 2017 Sundance Film Festival; Al Gore Set for Panel
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The followup to watershed environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth will make its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festivalas a Day One screening, part of The New Climate, a program dedicated to conversations and films about environmental change and conservation. (more...)

Renowned L.A. Theater Space to Change Management
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Longtime Theatre producer and property owner Bill Sterritt is turning over management of Studio/Stage (520 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004) to the newly formed StageCrafts LLC, effective January 1, 2017. (more...)

Michael Mizerany to Return to Diversionary Theatre with IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

He's back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the second installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM after its riotously successful debut last January. (more...)

Tim Allen, Jay Leno Change Dates at 'Aces of Comedy' Series at The Mirage; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The ACES OF COMEDY series at The Mirage has announced updated show dates. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 12. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Hale Centre Theatre Hosts Topping Out, Naming Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family Theatre, hosted a topping out celebration to thank more than 200 construction workers, engineers, architects and other partners for their extraordinary work on the new Sandy City Theatre. At the event, The Hale announced that the 130,000 square-foot building will be called the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

North Shore Music Theatre's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL plays through December 23, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A.C.T. Nabs Five 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Honor for CHESTER BAILEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s world premiere production of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey this past spring was the recipient three 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards, including Outstanding World Premiere Play, Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Lighting Design (Robert Hand). (more...)

Teri Bibb and More Set for Family Friendly Holiday Concerts at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company makes the holidays merry and musical with special concerts at the Theatre for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Timely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son. (more...)

TINKERBELL AND THE DREAM FAIRIES to Return to Royal Botanic Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The acclaimed new production from Australia's renowned outdoor Theatre producers, Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne fresh from a sell out tour to London's Kew Gardens. (more...)

Rusty Anderson & Friends to Bring Melodies to Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Best known as the lead guitarist for Sir Paul McCartney, Rusty Anderson brings his melodically rich sound to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 14. (more...)

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad to Play the Fox Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's sixth studio album MAKE IT BETTER was released September 16, 2016 on Rootfire Cooperative. They will be performing with Na'an Stop at the Fox Theatre on February 15th, 2017. (more...)

WAITING FOR GRACE World Premiere Extends at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The world premiere of Waiting for Grace has been extended through December 18 at Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

HANSEL & GRETEL BLUEGRASS, Narrated by Bradley Whitford, Extends at 24th Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The world premiere of Bryan Davidson's Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass, directed by Debbie Devine, has been extended through March 26, 2017 at the 24th Street Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere THE WHOLEHEARTED Proves to be a Tour-de-Force Solo Show for Suli Holum
by Shari Barrett - Dec 10, 2016

Set in a boxing gym where female boxing phenom Dee Crosby (Suli Holum) is preparing for a whole new fight, THE WHOLEHEARTED looks past the neatly-packaged Cinderella stories of sports coverage into the real world of a woman grappling with lost love and her abusive husband, Charlie, who is being released from prison on the date we meet her. This tale of revenge and redemption addresses the violence of love, the sexuality of sports, and the high cost of fame through the use of live projections, filmed interviews broadcast on an overhead screen resembling a scoreboard. and a thumping rockabilly score to explore the line between personal fantasy and hard reality - and what it takes to be a champion. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

Theatre Nova Adds Leadership Positions to Management Team for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional playwrights' theater, now finishing up its second year of operations, is proud to announce additions to its leadership team. Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch, will be joined by Diane Hill and David Wolber who will both serve as Producing Artistic Directors. These experienced administrators will join the existing Theatre Nova team of Daniel C. Walker, Becky Fox, and Emilio Rodriguez in their quest to establish the group as a major Theatre destination. The new, expanded team is excited to help lead the organization forward and is preparing for a number of new and exciting developments including announcing a "Supra-Season," establishing a season subscription program, continuing to improve the facility, and announcing special partnerships in the community. Theatre Nova is making a name for hot-off-the-press new works, with plays such as the new musical "Irrational" by David Wells and R. MacKenzie Lewis, and local playwright Kim Carney's poignant new work, "Katherine," along with "Mr. Joy" by Daniel Beaty, all recent critical and box office hits. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert Marks Many Firsts
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 10, 2016

Manila, Philippines--Besides being the maiden offering of Jhett Tolentino Productions Inc. (JTPI), 'A Very Broadway Christmas in Manila,' Broadway lead actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas-themed solo concert, also opens the new venue The Globe Auditorium at Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in BGC tomorrow, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Waive SCHOOL OF ROCK Fees for Schools Producing the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

In his latest motion of support for promoting arts education in schools, Andrew Lloyd Webber said in an interview with The Times that he plans to allow schools to produce his latest hit musical, School of Rock, for free. Moreover, Lloyd Webber will provide the groups with scripts, scores, and other necessary materials for the musical. 'It's a no-brainer. School of Rock is about kids making music. Let's get on with it. You have to get music back into everybody's DNA again,' Lloyd Webber said, with regard to his opinion that schools should be able to perform musicals before they finish their commercial runs on Broadway, the West End, and elsewhere.  (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at New Rep: In the Heights
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 10, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is not just a revival; it has the hallmarks of a revival meeting. It inspires the audience with its themes of tradition, community, and family, and, under the direction of Austin Pendleton, is a shofar call to stir the hearts and minds of all who would recall the Holocaust motto, "Never again." (more...)

The Public Theatre Releases New Trailer for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

'There's a great reason why this story is told during the holidays and will never go away', says author and Artistic Director Christopher Schario. (more...)

Grand Theatre Celebrates 122nd Birthday with ALADDIN Panto Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Today, Saturday 10th December, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre celebrated its 122nd birthday with the cast of ALADDIN, including Joe McElderry, Lisa Riley and CBeebies' Mr Bloom - Ben Faulks. (more...)

West Boca Theatre to Present World Premiere of Dan Clancy's MIDDLETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

The West Boca Theatre production of Middletown will be appearing through December 18th, 2016, at Levis JCC Sandler Center located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428. Show times are Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00pm and Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. For tickets and information please call 561-588-2512 or visit levisjcc.org/culture/music_theater. (more...)

Radiotheatre's GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST returns to NYC!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Come in, come in! Escape the blustery winds of winter...and enter into the spectral shadows of St.John's Sanctuary which has sat quietly for 190 years in the heart of historical Greenwich Village. But, now...lit by flickering candlelight, bathed in ghostly mist, the players at the award-winning, critically-acclaimed RadioTheatre hope to warm your cockles or maybe even chill the marrow in your bones as they continue a timeworn family tradition...the annual telling of yuletide hauntings rooted in the chronicles of downtown Manhattan! (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alan H. Green and More Broadway Vets Join Benefit Concert for New Christmas Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

???????Christmas Letters-a new musical comedy about the ups and downs of surviving the holiday season-announces casting for a Dec. 16 benefit concert supporting Stomping Ground Theatre Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: LONELY PLANET Celebrates Opening at the Gene Frankel Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Greasepaint Productions' revival of the Steven Dietz AIDS drama, Lonely Planet opened Thursday, December 8th at the Gene Frankel Theatre in downtown Manhattan, New York. The production is directed by Nick Brennan and stars Daniel Clayton Smith and Chad Ryan. For tickets and information please visit the official website. (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Bridge's Astonishing HAND TO GOD Caps A Remarkable 2016 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2016

Hand to God is a ballsy, brassy and in-your-face consideration of life in a Southern church and its impact on the lives of its congregants, exposing the hypocrisy of small-town convention and social mores that continue to evolve at a glacial pace. You'll be singing hosannas in the show's aftermath, reveling in the knowledge that you've seen some very talented people doing what God - or any other higher power or reverential deity - must have intended from the very beginning, as in '…in the beginning…' Who knew a church's puppet ministry could be so intriguingly facile yet uproariously entertaining? (more...)

Dallas Theater Center's Project Discovery Receives Theatre Forward Staging Success Contribution Supported by AT&T
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) is pleased to announce involvement in the Theatre Forward Staging Success Initiative supported by AT&T. DTC's nationally recognized educational program, Project Discovery, will be one of four programs across the country to be measured and evaluated as part of this initiative to study the impact of Theatre education on school engagement and participation. The Staging Success study, benefiting almost entirely Title 1 students, spans a two-year time period, tracking participation, school engagement and students' beliefs and attitudes over time with exposure to 21st century skills. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bridge Street Theatre's HOLIDAY MEMORIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Holiday Memories plays at Bridge Street Theatre through Dec 18. Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" playing Thursdays through Sundays now through December 18. (more...)

BWW Review: MacTheatre Shines in MOON OVER BUFFALO
by Michelle Hache - Dec 10, 2016

Performers love nothing more than to poke fun of themselves. In the McCallum Fine Arts Academy's production of MOON OVER BUFFALO, director Joshua Denning has assembled this small cast of exceptionally talented teenagers to do just that. But make no mistake; the young artists at McCallum are not typical teenagers, but well-trained raw talent that audiences will most certainly hear from in the future. (more...)

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