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Van Quattro to Lead Amphibian Stage's SMART PRETTY FUNNY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions has announced the final cast member for its fourth main stage play of the 2016 season, Smart Pretty Funny by Kathleen Culebro. Starring Gretchen Corbett, Van Quattro, Vanessa DeSilvio, Ivan Jasso, and Anastasia Muñoz, the play will run Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, November 13 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

Alyce Flynn Pens WINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Alyce Flynn, a writer and mother of two, has completed her new book 'Wink': a gripping and clever tale of a woman named Bella, who refuses to allow heartbreak to prevent her from finding love. (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Announces its 2017 COMING OF AGE Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Coming of Age is a relative thing; everyone does it and The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres has chosen 21 as the symbol of this signal of life's journey. It will be the 21st year of repertory theatre (more than one show a day on the same stage with the same actors) so the theatre has chosen to design the season around musicals and shows that are "Coming of Age" stories of love and discovery. (more...)

by E.H. Reiter - Sep 28, 2016

MANIFEST DESTINITIS is playing at the San Diego repertory Theatre through October 9th (more...)

by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the stage in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Costume Design by Christian Siriano and Presented byJames L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 2, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer & Artist Kay Johnson-Gentile
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 26, 2016

BWW Interviews: Writer & Artist Kay Johnson-Gentile (more...)

Hamlet Isn't Dead to Mount THE MERCHANT OF VENICE as Musical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director David Andrew Laws. (more...)

Talkbacks Announced For The Dirty Blondes Staged Reading of Mae West's SEX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present special talkback events, following their staged reading of Mae West's infamous stage play, SEX, directed by Courtney Laine Self. The readings will take place at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) September 29-October 2 with performances Thursday through Sunday at 7pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at . (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN Musical Stage Show!
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit FROZEN is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as the new stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, boards the Disney Wonder this November. (more...)

Pete RG Releases Full-Length Debut TENDER SOULS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

With a rich baritone voice at the center of his distinct sound, Pete RG has reached his full potential on his full-length debut, Tender Souls, available everywhere today. (more...)

New Play LUNCH AT AUDREY's Gets NYC Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

An industry reading of the new play Lunch at Audrey's, will take place on September 29th at 3pm at the Linney Theatre at Signature Theatre Company (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Horror Film TRUE LOVE WAYS Launches on Amazon, iTunes and Other Services 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Synergetic Distribution releases True Love WAYS October 1st via streaming and digital download platforms. The movie is a fresh take on horror with some classic style. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open 2016-17 Season with ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2016-2017 season with the return of Polish National Ballet Director Krzysztof Pastor's popular Romeo & Juliet, which mesmerized audiences at its Chicago premiere in spring 2014. Romeo & Juliet is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, October 13-23, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

The Hollywood Reporter Ranks Aaron Kirman Amongst Los Angeles' Leading 25 Agents In The Real Estate Game
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016


BWW Review: GOAT's JEKYLL & HYDE Is Sexy, but Safe High-Quality Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2016

Throughout all of human history, there has been something sexy and intoxicating about the fine line between good and evil; the dangerous desire to understand it, to conquer it, to control it. The Greater Orlando Actors' Theatre production of the musical JEKYLL & HYDE, running through Sunday, September 25th at the home of Central Florida Community Arts, ably captures the alluring sexuality of this temptation, but is never able to realize the innate danger that accompanies it. (more...)

ION Television Will 'Brighten Your Holiday Season' With Five New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The holidays are a special time in many American households, with the gathering of families, the giving of gifts and considerable time spent at home. (more...)

Made in Colchester Announces their Casting for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Mercury Theatre Colchester has announced the casting line-up for their Made in Colchester production of Shakespeare's comic battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This saucy new production of the romantic comedy will be set in a modern-day garrison town and plays from Friday 30 September until Saturday 15 October.   (more...)

Brauhaus Schmitz to Transform 23rd Street Armory Into Region's Largest New Oktoberfest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Brauhaus Schmitz will transform the 16,000 square-foot 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd St.) into the likeness of a Munich festival tent for the first annual 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest on Friday, October 7-9, 2016. Decked out with Bavarian blue and white ceilings, authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany plus a lofted stage area for musical acts like the Grammy-nominated Alex Meixner Band, Brauhaus will throw the trip-state region's largest Oktoberfest celebration. (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Lead Star of the Day's BIG FISH: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

When it comes to onstage or onscreen romance, chemistry is key. In the Star of the Day Productions upcoming production of Big Fish: The Musical, opening at McCoole's Arts & Events Place on September 23, audiences can see True Love at work as Doug Theye-Ace, who plays Edward Bloom, stars opposite of his real life fiancee Nina Elias.  (more...)

Red Carpet Events Announced for 2016 Golden Door International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This year's Golden Door International Film Festival, running September 22-25, rolls out the stars for exclusive red carpet events over the four-day event. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Comes to Life This Holiday Season at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This holiday season, audiences will journey "Under the Sea" for a spectacular new production and Northwest Premiere of the Broadway musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid. Headstrong Ariel is no longer content to live on the ocean floor under the rule of her father, King Triton. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents THE FANTASTICK'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Pittsburgh Public Theater begins its 42nd season with a new production of The Fantasticks, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, the legendary musical runs Sept. 29 - Oct. 30, 2016at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit (more...)

Adam Shankman to Helm Disney's ENCHANTED Sequel; Amy Adams to Return
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 6, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter reports exclusively that HAIRSPRAY and ROCK OF AGES helmer Adam Shankman will take on directing duties for DISENCHANTED, a planned sequel to Disney's 2007 hit film ENCHANTED. (more...)

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Thursday, October 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIFE IN PIECES, airing on CBS on Thursday, October 27, 2016! (more...)

Judith Light to Talk Life and Career with Leigh Silverman at NYPL for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

As previously announced, the League of Professional Theatre Women will present Judith Light for its next Oral History interview. Just confirmed, Light will sit down with two-time Obie-winning director Leigh Silverman to discuss her extensive body of work on and off-stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kerrie Anne Greenland and Laura Bunting Sing 'I Will Never Leave You' from SIDE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2016

Side Show is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co and audiences and critics have been unanimous in their praise for leading ladies Kerrie Anne Greenland (Helpmann Award winner for Les Miserables) and Laura Bunting (Elphaba in Wicked, Maureen in Rent) who portray real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. (more...)

The Cultch, In Partnership with Diwali Fest, Presents THE ELEPHANT WRESTLER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Cultch and Diwali Fest have partnered to present the Canadian premiere of the award-winning The Elephant Wrestler from Tuesday, November 1st to Saturday, November 5 at The Historic Theatre. (more...)

The State Ballet Theater of Russia Presents SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

For one performance only, The State Ballet Theater of Russia comes to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center for the Arts. On January 6, 2017 at 8 p.m., come experience Swan Lake! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Elsa Soars in Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN MUSICAL SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Last week, BWW brought you a behind-the-scenes look at DISNEY CRUISE LINE's new theatrical stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR. Today, we've got photos from the spectacular new production, boarding the Disney Wonder this November. (more...)

Planes, Trains & Magic Carpets Set for Freeform's Funday Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Hop on a plane, a dragon, a spaceship, a magic carpet or even a flying elephant and land yourself in front of Freeform's Funday weekend, featuring the network premieres of “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Shrek Forever After,” (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The PIT has announced the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their new parody, KEVIN!!!!!. (more...)

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Thursday, November 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIFE IN PIECES, airing on CBS on Thursday, November 3, 2016! (more...)

Extra, Extra! Top 30 Critics from Across the Country to Attend THE FRONT PAGE's Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Read all about it! The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, will have its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Along with the slew of expected boldfaced names from the worlds of theater, film, television, and media, the opening night audience will also include the top thirty theater critics from around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2nd Story Theatre Present FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

A waitress and a short-order cook are in the middle of their first "date" having met a few weeks ago on the job.  And although both have experienced their share of life's disappointments - neither being in the bloom of youth - this lovable pair of lost souls tentatively open themselves to the possibility of True Love, at last.  (more...)

A WHISPER THROUGH THE SPINES Offers Tucson Audiences and Park Visitors Immersive Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Borderlands Theater and Saguaro National Park present "A Whisper through the Spines," an immersive theater experience blending story, dance, music and song in honor of our many relationships with saguaro cactus. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - Mark Ballas on Being JERSEY BOYS' Final Frankie Valli
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 17, 2016

Today, the quadruple threat (that's right, he's a musician too!) speaks with BWW about what it means to make his Broadway debut in a show that has held a special place in his heart since the time he was a little boy! (more...)

ULTRA Worldwide Completes Record Breaking World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016


Ultra Worldwide Completes Record-Breaking World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

ULTRA Worldwide celebrated the conclusion of its most prolific year to date on Saturday, October 15, as it wrapped up an incredible eight-stop tour of South America in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. (more...)

Off-Broadway Smash Hit HADESTOWN Releases Songs for Download
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Producers Mara Isaacs and Dale Franzen, and Brian Joosten from Warner Music Group, announced that an EP of four exclusive tracks recorded live during the acclaimed Off-Broadway run of the new musicalHadestown, led by the song "Why We Build the Wall," have been released for digital download and streaming by Warner Music Group today, Friday, October 14th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Take a magical musical journey under the sea at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre when the Pyramid Players proudly present The Little Mermaid this fall. This collaboration by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark, is a sweet stage adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Reuben Sparks Pens ONE COWRIE SHELL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

iUniverse author Reuben Sparks has finalized an option agreement on his book One Cowrie Shell with Orlando Jones' Legion of Creatives. Sparks pitched to producers at the Las Vegas Book to Screen PitchFest in June 2016, where Legion of Creatives was in attendance. (more...)

Logo Greenlights Second Season of FINDING PRINCE CHARMING
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Logo today announced it has greenlit a second season for FINDING PRINCE CHARMING, a new hit reality dating competition series that premiered in September. (more...)

Award-Winning Andrew & Polly Return to Andrew's Home Turf with 3 Family Shows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Andrew & Polly are back! After a long season of touring across the country, the fun and quirky LA-based kids' duo is excited to return to Andrew Barkan's home turf to present three interactive, acoustic sing-along concerts for families. (more...)

DECADES REWIND and SWAN LAKE Join State Theatre's 90th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Two outside promoter shows have been announced as additions to the State Theatre lineup, currently celebrating its 90th Season of Wow. Scheduling conflicts have also forced the postponement or cancellation of three shows as well. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kyle Robinson of SHAPING SOUND Talks Heading Back on Tour With a Brand New Cast
by Gianluca Russo - Oct 12, 2016

Acclaimed dance company Shaping Sound has become a household name among dance professionals since its first national tour back in 2013. Under the artistic director of Emmy Award winner Travis Wall, alongside founders and choreographers Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, the group has come a long way since its beginnings on Oxygen's "All The Right Moves" in 2012. Following a successful tour this past winter, the group is back on the road with a reincarnation of their hit show. Robinson, who toured with "West Side Story" before joining the company, spoke to us about bringing in a new cast for the production and gearing up to perform a truly spectacular masterpiece. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Sharon Sharth's Award-Winning Comedy WAITING FOR GRACE Offers Controversial Look at Love and Marriage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

What if True Love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Grace opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR. is Energetic
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 11, 2016

The Hale Academy for the Performing Arts at Hale Center Theater Orem is currently presenting LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR. in a youth production that is sure to bring a smile to your face. (more...)

BWW Review: XERXES, Hackney Empire, 8 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a brilliantly realised updating of Handel's Xerxes set in the Battle of Britain and featuring an astonishing countertenor voice. (more...)

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