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Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Hamilton Parody SPAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Spamilton, a sneak peek into Forbidden Broadway creator, Gerard Alessandrini's ongoing obsession with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, much like its source material, has taken off-Broadway by storm. The musical, which promises an evening that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, celebrates its official opening night tonight. (more...)

Sam Jane Brown Pens FORGOTTEN WORD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'Forgotten Word,' the popular but controversial Christian thriller by Sam Jane Brown, offers unique insights into resolving the question of whether or not a looming 'One World' government is actually prophesized in the Bible. The topic has created significant dispute amongst Christian thinkers. But, the question remains: Does the Bible foretell the rise of a 'World Government' based on a single World Religion? (more...)

Meat Loaf to Release New Album 'Braver Than We Are' In Collaboration With Jim Steinman Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed film, TV and stage actor Meat Loaf, is readying the release of his highly anticipated new album, 'Braver Than We Are' for 429 Records. (more...)

TALKING WITH and More Set for October at Verge Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Verge Theater has announced its lineup for October. Scroll down for details! (more...)

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a First Look at Frantic Assembly's Stunning THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Production photography is now available for the UK premiere of Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production betweenFrantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. The play is currently in previews at Lyric Hammersmith and opening night will be Friday 16th September, ahead of its tour to Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, Salford and Chichester.  (more...)

All-Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Turn Heads at Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Casting women in male roles is nothing new...cross-gender casting goes back to the earliest days of known drama. Even so, when Curtain Call's executive director and artistic head decided to produce David Mamet's testosterone-driven classic, Glengarry Glenn Ross with all females, he knew heads would turn and Tongues would wag. This distaff version of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner will play in Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, from October 20 through November 6. (more...)

UPDATED: Ars Nova to File Suit Over GREAT COMET Billing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A potential legal battle that has been brewing for weeks over at the Broadway engagement of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 has come to a head this evening, as the team of Ars Nova, the non-for-profit theatre company responsible for developing the piece, has announced plans to file suit against the show's producer, Howard Kagan, for a breach of contract regarding a dispute over billing. (more...)

Ben Delay takes on Andrey EXX's THE MAN WITH THE RED FACE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Andrey EXX is a name that became hot on the Tongues of everyone since he exploded onto the Dance music scene, thanks to his talents behind the decks and in the studio. The industry veteran has released records on some of the scene's biggest imprints including Milk & Sugar Records, Tiger Records, Grate Stuff Recordings and Erase Recordings, as well as remixing A-List stars such as Lissat & Voltaxx, gaining the support of tastemakers like D. Ramirez, David Penn and Shiba San along the way - it's no wonder he has played in over 100 cities worldwide, including Pacha Moscow. (more...)

All-Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Turn Heads at Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting women in male roles is nothing new...cross-gender casting goes back to the earliest days of known drama. Even so, when Curtain Call's executive director and artistic head decided to produce David Mamet's testosterone-driven classic, Glengarry Glenn Ross with all females, he knew heads would turn and Tongues would wag. This distaff version of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner will play in Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, from October 20 through November 6. (more...)

Jodie Prenger to Star in First Major Revival Tour of SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will embark on a UK tour in 2017. Opening on Thursday 2 March in Bromley, Shirley Valentine will star much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

Robin Rothstein to Hold Industry Reading of New Play Featuring SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S Sas Goldberg
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Robin Rothstein (MAD LIBS LIVE!) teams again with original cast members, including Sas Goldberg (SIGNIFICANT OTHER) for an industry readers of her new comedy, DEREK JETER MAKES THE PLAY on Monday, October 24th in New York City. Julie Kramer directs.  (more...)

TALKING WITH and More Set for October at Verge Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Verge Theater has announced its lineup for October. Scroll down for details! (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Rezza-Mastrella's PITECUS Begins Tonight at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

LaMaMa will present the US premiere of Pitecus by Rezza-Mastrella (Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza), resident artists of Italy's renowned experimental theatre Teatro Vascello for a limited engagement from tonight, October 13, through October 16, 2016. (more...)

La Mama Presents US Premiere of PITECUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

LaMaMa is proud to present the US premiere of Pitecus by RezzaMastrella (Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza), resident artists of Italy's renowned experimental theatre Teatro Vascello for a limited engagement from October 13 - October 16, 2016. La MaMa has had a long-standing relationship with Teatro Vascello since the 1970's, and this production is the first time the company has been back since 2000. (more...)

Supertramp's Richard Palmer-James Releases Debut Solo Album TAKEAWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Supertramp founding member & King Crimson songwriter Richard Palmer-James has released his debut solo album 'Takeaway'! An English songwriter & guitarist, Richard is best known for having written lyrics to several songs by the progressive rock group King Crimson in the early 1970s. (more...)

Verge Theater Presents IMPROV MONDAY NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Recover from your weekend with Improv Comedy! Join us as we offer up a Monday Night sacrifice of the most daring, death defying type of live theater there is: Improv! We call it Improv on the Verge! Improv Monday Nights feature The Bozeman Improverts  who will beguile you with their laser-like wits, sharp Tongues, and obnoxiously large heads.  (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange to Present AIR OPEN STUDIOS SHOWINGS I
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Artists in Residence (AIR) Open Studio Series begins a shared journey into the creative process of each artist. Audiences will have an opportunity to engage with AIR artists as they open the doors to their rehearsal practice and artistic process. (more...)

Verge Theater Announces December Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Verge Theatre has announced its programming for December 2016. See a full season schedule below: (more...)

THE FUNERAL to Play South African Sendinggestig Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

THE FUNERAL, a theatre piece written and performed by Mpapa Simo Majola, will play the South African Sendinggestig Museum in Cape Town. Directed by Phala O. Phala, the hour-long production features choreography by Billy Langa. (more...)

World Premiere of BETH IN JULY by 'Master of Macabre' R.J. Tsarov
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Beth in July is written by R.J. Tsarov, produced by the Prop Thtr and directed by Shannon Evans. What happens when two peculiar people meet via online dating? With a history of increasing violence that started with an exploding firecracker when she was just four, Beth is a walking disaster. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Revives Suzan-Lori Parks Free-Form Dramatic Riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2016

The symbolic nature of Suzan-Lori Parks' 1990 free-form dramatic riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD AKA THE NEGRO BOOK OF THE DEAD is made apparent to viewers as soon as they open their programs and see the characters have names like 'Black Woman With Fried Drumstick,' 'Before Columbus' and 'Lots of Grease and Lots of Pork.' (more...)

What's Happening this Month at Tokyo International Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for our February show, Andrew Bovell's Speaking in Tongues. We're currently wrapping up our casting process and excited to begin rehearsals! Please join us February 23-26 at Nakano Pocket Theatre. If you're interested in joining the crew for this production, please see the Volunteer Orientation Party notice below! (more...)

Pear Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Pear Theatre completes its 2015/2016 season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, a searing, dark comedy of an American family, where secrets and lies spill out over dysfunctional dinners and drug-laced arguments, and nothing is sacred-or safe. Called 'Hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat' by The New York Times, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in 2008. (more...)

Meat Loaf to Release New Album 'Braver Than We Are' In Collaboration With Jim Steinman 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed film, TV and stage actor Meat Loaf, is readying the release of his highly anticipated new album, 'Braver Than We Are' for 429 Records. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present JASPER JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Opening Friday 5 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, award-winning novel Jasper Jones is brought to life in a rich and poignant new production directed by Sam Strong. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/19/2016 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Imogen Stubbs & Natalie Casey to Star in Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play's UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour. (more...)

Babies React to Their Mother's Voice When it is Emitted Through the Vagina from the 16th week of Pregnancy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

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Managing Tech Teams: New Study Identifies Four Culture Challenges Unique to Tech that Strongly Affect Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

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CPT Announces New Fall Season - GROWN UP, MERRYVILLE and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

CPT heralds the arrival of a new season with a jam-packed line up designed to satiate all your innovative theatrical desires. With theatre/gig mash ups, MP rap battles, valiant attempts to smash the patriarchy, solve the housing crisis & sort out Europe, plus kids taking over the stage to lay down how it really is, this Autumn you won't want to be anywhere else. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - Curious Theatre Presents: 10 Plays Written By The Future In One Week 
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jul 5, 2016

10 playwrights. 10 plays. 5 days, give or take. 3 hour production in front of an audience of more than 100. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: THE LAST GALAH Was A Great Way To Finish
by Barry Lenny - Jul 3, 2016

Everybody took to the stage for the rousing finale, including the stage crew. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

STALE MAGNOLIAS: THE MUSICAL to Play Oasis This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Imagine a sequel to 'Steel Magnolias,' a lost season of 'Designing Women,' and a second helping of 'Fried Green Tomatoes' all rolled into one! Steel Magnolias is every 80's 'Southern lady's comedy' and now it's set to music! Book and lyrics by Sean Owens, music by Don Seaver. Directed by Cora Values. (more...)

Hiss Golden Messenger Announce HEART LIKE A LEVEE World Tour
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 19, 2016

Following last week's announcementof new album Heart Like a Levee (out everywhere October 7 on Merge Records), Hiss Golden Messenger share details of their world tour, beginning October 14 in Asheville, NC. It will see Hiss Golden Messenger creative force M.C. Taylor and his band travel throughout North America before playing shows in the UK and Europe in December. (more...)

Cast Complete for Andrew Bovell's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

After a hugely successful and critically acclaimed world premiere season in Adelaide, Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True will have its UK premiere in September this year, for which the full cast has been announced. (more...)

STALE MAGNOLIAS: THE MUSICAL to Play Oasis This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Imagine a sequel to 'Steel Magnolias,' a lost season of 'Designing Women,' and a second helping of 'Fried Green Tomatoes' all rolled into one! Steel Magnolias is every 80's 'Southern lady's comedy' and now it's set to music! Book and lyrics by Sean Owens, music by Don Seaver. Directed by Cora Values. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Ali MacGraw, Carmen Cusack, A.J. Holmes and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Chef Mike Ward to Host New Food Show DEVOUR on SiriusXM Canada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

SiriusXM Canada announces satellite radio's hottest new food show, Devour with Chef Mike Ward on SiriusXM, channel 167 Canada Talks. (more...)

Cynny Survey: Only 11% of Millennials Believe People are Authentic on Social Media
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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Verge Theater Announces September Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Verge Theater is opening its 2016-2017 Season in September with one of the finest and funniest plays of Sarah Ruhl's provocative and quirky collection. The Clean House can be somewhat defined by its setting:  ' A metaphysical Connecticut. Or, a house that is not far from the city and not far from the sea.' And so we move forward into a hilarious and not quite so absurd class study where money be damned because life is really about whether or not you can tell (or at least laugh at) a good joke. (more...)

PA Fringe Arts Festival to Present I FUCKING DARE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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Sam Mendes In Talks to Direct Live-Action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH for Disney
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Sam Mendes is in “very early” discussions with Walt Disney Studios to helm a live-action version of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Frantic Assembly's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia is in rehearsal and BroadwayWorld has your first look. (more...)

MY OCEAN to Premiere at Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 9-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The My Ocean Collective is proud to present the world premiere of My Ocean by Sasha Singer-Wilson at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival from September 9-17.  (more...)

Verge Theater to Open 2016-17 Season with THE CLEAN HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Verge Theater is opening its 2016-2017 Season in September with one of the finest and funniest plays of Sarah Ruhl's provocative and quirky collection. (more...)

THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY Sets Performance at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Performance is Monday, August 29, 2016, 7pm at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Festival Presents Staged Reading of Henry Ong's THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

"The Blade of Jealousy," a play adapted by playwright Henry Ong from Tirso De Molina's "Jealous of Herself," will receive a staged reading at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.  Melchor falls in love with a mysterious veiled lady in a cathedral, simply from a glimpse of her hand. When he meets Magadelena, he is less enamored, not realizing that Magadelena and the veiled lady are one and the same person. A madcap comedy of disguise and deception ensues. (more...)

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