Top 5 Performing Arts Universities in New Zealand!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 10 performing arts schools in New Zealand. The Theatre scene is growing substantially and it all begins in the schools! Check out the list below! (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

The Doo Wop Project, Dance Fest and More Coming Up This Season at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's 2016-17 season is fast approaching and in addition to its theatrical productions CSC will be hosting a season bursting with music, dance and special events for all ages and tastes. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/29/2016
by - Aug 29, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 8/29/2016. (more...)

GHOST CARD Comes to Socrates Sculpture Park This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Culture shock. Loss of a parent. Gambling addiction. A psychedelic gnome. These and other stories will come to life this September in Hassan Christopher and Megan Weaver's tribute to the mundane and epic moments that occur at tables, in a site-responsive dance theater collage of crowdsourced true stories presented free to the public at Socrates Sculpture Park. (more...)

Mikayla Petrilla to Lead GYPSY for Phoenix Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Mikayla Petrilla will be playing a principal role in Phoenix Productions' upcoming September revival of GYPSY. This show will take place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a two-weekend run beginning September 16th. (more...)

Single Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON Go on Sale Today in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold out and record breaking runs in 2013 and 2014, returns for a third engagement in Dallas for two weeks beginning Tuesday, December 20 through Sunday, December 31, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. Single tickets go on sale today, August 29 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog's DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production in its 2016 - 2017 season, the world premiere of Jerre Dye's Distance. Irene Radford (Janice O'Neill) has family. Caretakers too. But as her struggle with Alzheimers puts those she depends upon beyond her memory's reach, new bonds form between those she's leaving behind. (more...)

BLUE OYSTER CULT Special to Air This Friday on AUDIENCE Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special, 'BLUE OYSTER CULT,' airing Friday, September 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). (more...)

Hit Comedy HAND TO GOD to Open City Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Kicking the 2016-17 season off with a bang, City Theatre presents Hand to God by Robert Askins, September 24 - October 16, 2016 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Nick Radu's IMAGINARY to Play 2016 New York New Works Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Nick Radu's Imaginary has been selected as part of the New York New Works Theatre Festival on September 7th at 7 PM at the Elektra Theater (Times Square Arts Center). Under the direction of Malini Singh McDonald, the company will present an excerpt of the play. (more...)

Bid To Meet WAITRESS' Sara Bareilles, Support OnePulse Foundation
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

Te newest online auction from Charitybuzz offers a chance to meet the five-time Grammy nominee. (more...)

Original Stars Set for GRAEME OF THRONES in Chicago This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced casting for the Chicago engagement of GRAEME OF THRONES. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HEISENBERG
by Walter McBride - Aug 29, 2016

The Manhattan Theatre Club critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Heisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, will start previews Tuesday, September 20 and open Thursday, October 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Star in TV Land Pilot AMERICAN WOMAN Based on Real Housewife Kyle Richards
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Cheyenne Jackson and Jennifer Bartels have signed on to star in TV Land's upcoming pilot AMERICAN WOMAN. (more...)

Diwali Fest to Take Over Vancouver This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Diwali Celebration Society is pleased to produce and present Diwali Fest from Tuesday, October 11 to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland. (more...)

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen to Bring Hall of Fame Repertoire to CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen bring their Hall of Fame repertoire to life at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Concord, New Hampshire on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Crystal Bowersox, Capitol Steps, TAJ EXPRESS & More Set for Poway Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Poway OnStage has announced its exciting 2016/2017 Professional Performance Series. (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Criss Urges His Fellow San Franciscans To See Him in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

Darren Criss, who came into the starring role in Hedwig AND THE ANGRY INCH as a replacement during its Broadway run, is very excited to be opening the musical's national tour in two very familiar environments. (more...)

BWW Review: Keala Settle Lets Her Astonishing Singing Speak For Itself in Solo Debut with Frank Wildhorn at Birdland
by Casey Mink - Aug 29, 2016

Keala Settle has made a name for herself in the Broadway landscape due diligently portraying supporting roles, be it the bigoted Shirley in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Norma in 2013's Hands on a Hardbody (a show-stopping performance for which she earned a Tony nomination), or the affectionate but no-nonsense best friend in Waitress, her current gig. However, in her solo concert debut at Birdland on August 22, singing the music of Frank Wildhorn, who also accompanied her performance, Settle valiantly demonstrated she is no mere sidekick. (more...)

Pleiades Theatre, Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present Tomson Highway's THE (POST) MISTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From October 12 - November 6, Pleiades Theatre, in co-production with Theatre francais de Toronto, presents the Toronto premiere of The (Post) Mistress (in English, from October 25 to November 6) and Zesty Gopher s'est fait ecraser par un frigo (in French, from October 12 to 23), the latest musical by Canada's acclaimed First Nations' playwright, Tomson Highway.   (more...)

The Pretty Reckless Score 4th Consecutive #1 Rock Hit with New Single
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Pretty Reckless smashes it! 'Take Me Down,' the first single from the upcoming album Who You Selling For, has reached #1 on the rock chart, after just 7 short weeks. (more...)

Kristin Hersh to Release WYATT AT THE COYOTE PALACE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The immensely talented Kristin Hersh has announced that her forthcoming solo effort 'Wyatt at the Coyote Palace,' a double CD/ book combination, will be released by Omnibus Press in the UK and Australia on October 28, 2016 and in the USA on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Emily Watson to Take On Role of Elsa Einstein in Nat Geo Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Emily Watson ('Theory of Everything,' 'The Book Thief') is set to join National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS, from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

Got Kids? Love Theatre? Join the BroadwayWorld Team as a Writer for BWW JR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Got kids? Love Theatre? is on the hunt for a new contributor to our BWW JR section. We're seeking an industry enthusiast, with excellent writing skills, to review kid-centric shows Off and Off-Off Broadway, as well as other family entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at June Ballinger in REMEMBRANCE DAY at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

13th Street has - once again - become synonymous with cutting-edge powerful pieces focusing on the human experience. The latest is a great work of drama about one of the unsung heroes of history. Remembrance Day, written and performed by June Ballinger, premiering at 13th Street, opens on another remembrance day, September 11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Ballinger onstage below! (more...)

Giordano Bruno Comes to Dublin in Roger Doyle's Electronic Opera HERESY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Heresy is the world premiere and first opera by renowned Irish composer, Roger Doyle. Mr. Doyle, considered 'The Godfather of Irish Electronic Music,' speaks of his vast body of compositions as 'a celebration of the multiplicity of musical languages and evolving technologies.' (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

MOTOWN Stars to Sing Iconic Tunes at BPA This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

What icons come to mind when you hear Motown? Marvin Gaye? Diana Ross? The Temptations? Stevie Wonder? Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5? The list goes on! Two stars of Broadway's Motown the Musical come together for a concert honoring the record label that transformed America, Motown Records, and its founder, Berry Gordy. Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye) takes audience members on a historical musical journey, accompanied by Martina Sykes (Mary Wells) for a celebration that is sure to bring patrons to their feet before the night is done. Featuring hits from the legendary Motown catalogue, One Night in MOTOWN is fun for all generations (more...)

Singing Waiters Organize Against Alleged Unfair Treatment at Ellen's Stardust Diner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld received a statement today from employees of Ellen's Stardust Diner, 'home of the world famous singing waitstaff,' who have joined forces with the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) to establish Stardust Family United in order to dispute alleged unhealthy working conditions, disrespectful treatment from owners and management, and fight for higher wages for its non-tipped employees. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Week for bergenPAC's Kidz Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: KIDZ CABARET SERIES located in the Drapkin Cabaret and Lounge at Bergen Performing Arts Center... (more...)

Ghost Tours to Haunt the Fabulous Fox Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is excited to announce the return of the extremely popular Ghost Tours this October. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Kids Show Off at BROADWAY SESSIONS!
by Ben Cameron - Aug 29, 2016

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming about someday making it on big Broadway. There was lots of community Theatre and talent shows and dancing for grandma and daydream after daydream. For a lot of us it was just that- a dream. But for these kids, it's just another day at the office. Big talent comes in little packages on The Great White Way. Here's a look back at some of the incredible Broadway kids from Matilda, Finding Neverland, On Your Feet, Once, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Elf, South Pacific and of course the face shredders from School of Rock! (more...)

Tori Amos Contributes Original Song 'Flicker' to Netflix's Upcoming Documentary AUDRIE & DAISY
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Eight-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tori Amos has written and recorded "Flicker" for the Netflix original documentary Audrie & Daisy, which will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles and on Netflix September 23. (more...)

Kari Matchett Shines in MAUDIE, Debuting at Toronto International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Canadian actress Kari Matchett makes her debut at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with a starring role in Maudie. Based on the true story of Maud Lewis, a Nova Scotian woman who overcame physical challenges to become a beloved and successful folk artist, the heartwarming biopic film will celebrate its Canadian premiere at TIFF on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Elgin Theatre. (more...)

REBECCA SPIGELMAN: 16 GOING ON 70 Set for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Rising musical Theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman will be making her solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on October 6th, 2016, in her new cabaret REBECCA SPIGELMAN: 16 GOING ON 70. (more...)

Kenia to Kick Off Brazilian Jazz Concerts Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Kenia, the Brazilian vocalist who received worldwide acclaim for her recording debut on trumpeter Claudio Roditi's Red on Red makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in Kenia Sings Brazilian Jazz! (more...)

Oakland Symphony Season To Open With Hadleigh Adams, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Oakland Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan open the 2016-2017 season with the return of charismatic baritone Hadleigh Adams singing Mahler's Ruckert Lieder and the debut of the Delphi Trio performing Paul Juon's  Episodes Concertantes Friday, October 14, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The program opens with Clark Suprynowicz's Red States, Blue States (2008) in recognition of the elections this November, and concludes with Elgar's In the South.  (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tiffany Engen Talks Shoes and the Magic of KINKY BOOTS
by Kailey Hansen - Aug 29, 2016

For one week only, the mega-hit musical Kinky Boots returns to its hometown. Known for sweeping the 2013 Tony Awards (where it won Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography), this popular Broadway smash originally took flight in Chicago back in 2012. The pre-Broadway run premiered at the Bank of America Theatre, and four years later the show is returning to the Windy City for a newly-minted national tour. Broadway star and Kinky Boots cast member, Tiffany Engen, gives an inside look at what makes this show so dazzling: (more...)

FREED SPIRITS to Bring Oakland Cemetery to Horizon's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

A ghostly caper arises from the debris of the Oakland tornado in this world premiere - onstage at Horizon! (more...)

Fancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

he Human Race kicks off its 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller. Created by the Tony Award winning team by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book) and based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this masterpiece of suspense invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Open Dog Days Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is pleased to present the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre for summer 2017, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer. (more...)

Steve Reich Celebrates 80th Birthday with His Works in New York, London and Paris
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steve Reich's 80th is celebrated with over 400 performances in more than 20 countries during the 2016-2017 season. With the birthday itself falling on October 3, this fall brings major series focuses in New York, London and Paris as well as first performances of his latest works. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Rep to Offer Free Intro Workshop This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will offer two levels of Fall Scene Study classes for adults and teens beginning October 19, with a free introductory workshop on October 5. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Announces 2017 Woman Of The Year Vanessa Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announces today that renowned singer, actress, author and fashion designer,  Vanessa Williams, will serve as Woman of the Year for the 33rd Annual Black & White Ball, with The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) as the Presenting Sponsor. As a Tony Award, Grammy Award and three-time Emmy Award nominated performer, Williams' dedication to the performing arts through her varied and esteemed career, as well as her unwavering philanthropy to numerous charitable causes, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter, as part of the 45-year-old ballet company's largest annual fundraiser and one of the city's most highly-anticipated social events.  (more...)

LION KING and KING AND I Kid Stars Cast in CURBSIDE WALTZ Short Film
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Black Coffee Productions has announced casting for Curbside Waltz. 13-year-old Tre' Jones will star as Toby and 9-year-old Olivia Chun will star as Melinda in the short film. (more...)

Top 5 Performing Arts Universities in Perth, Australia
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre in Australia has always been important, and it all begins in the schools! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 10 performing arts schools in Perth. Check out the list below! (more...)

Bar of the Week: City Lobster and Steak in Midtown
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 29, 2016

City Lobster and Steak has a great 'all day' Happy Hour 7 days a week. Served in the bar area, food specials are from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm with drink specials from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. (more...)

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