Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Theater Schmeater is pleased to present Heidi Schreck's enigmatic play Creature, opening on Friday May 27th, and running on Thursday Fridays and Saturdays until June 25th. A Seattle native, Ms. Schreck has found success on the East Coast as a playwright, and this early play is the first of her work to be produced in NYC. (more...)

Smith Street Stage to Present Free Production of THE TEMPEST in Carroll Park
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, will return to Carroll Park to present its annual outdoor production of a play by William Shakespeare. This summer's production will be THE TEMPEST, playing from June 8 through 26. Admission is free. (more...)

BWW Review: Superb THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEEANE at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - May 3, 2016

The Irish are a unique brand of people. Living in a land of rocks, hills, harsh weather, poverty and isolation, they have developed attitudes toward life that lend themselves to dark thoughts and bleak tales. (more...)

EVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 24th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2016.  (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Music from NYTW's HADESTOWN, Starring Patrick Page & More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Today, Billboard has shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip and a first listen to music from the production. Check it out HERE! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GALAVANT Cast Thanks Fans Pushing for Show's Salvation in New Music Video
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported late last week, ABC has cancelled Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's medieval musical comedy GALAVANT after two seasons. However, the network's decision hasn't deterred the show's most devoted fans, who have launched the #MoreGalavant online campaign. In appreciation of their movement, GALAVANT's cast has partnered up for a new music video. Check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Friday, May 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Friday, May 27, 2016! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SIGNIFICANT OTHER at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Actor's Express closes its 2015-2016 season with the romantic comedy SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Joshua Harmon, running May 21 - June 19. The Express run of SIGNIFICANT OTHER is currently the only sanctioned production in the country aside from the play's acclaimed world premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City last summer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: David Schwimmer Takes Reservations in New AMC Promo for FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

AMC today released a new promo for FEED THE BEAST, featuring David Schwimmer's character Tommy taking reservations for the series premiere on Sunday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More in Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). HADESTOWN is currently in previews for an opening next Monday, May 23, 2016, and will play through Sunday, June 12, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway's Jacob Ming-Trent to Appear on New AMC Series FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that stage veteran Jacob Ming-Trent, whose credits on the Great White Way include HANDS ON A HARDBODY and SHREK, will appear on AMC's new series FEED THE BEAST, starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Spanaway Lake High School's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Spanaway Lake High School rocks you into the 60's with the hilarious musical, HAIRSPRAY. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regina Opera to Present MANON LESCAUT in Brooklyn, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Event:          Regina Opera presents “Manon Lescaut” with Orchestra                                                  Date & Time:   Sat.  May 14 and 21;   Sun. May 15 and 22, 2016 - 3 PM Place:          Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn,  5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn (between 59th and 60th Streets) (more...)

Photo Flash: Randy Jones & Victor Garber Visit Broadway's BRIGHT STAR
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star is now open at the Cort Theatre. Randy Jones and Victor Garber attended yesterday's performance - check out photos from their visit below! (more...)

Theatre in the Round to Stage Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents Sense and Sensibility in weekend performances during June. (more...)

Brenda Kesterson Shares the DARK SIDE OF ME
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Brenda Kesterson, a first time author, has completed her new book 'Dark Side of Me': a gripping and potent compilation of short stories that are certain to chill the reader to the bone. (more...)

HAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Takes Part in FROZEN Lab; Lopezes to Pen New Songs for Broadway
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

Disney just held its developmental lab for the Broadway-bound FROZEN, and new details on what promises to be the Great White Way's next blockbuster have emerged from the ice. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for True Love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

NJPAC to Host Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. The Doo Wop stellar line up includes Charlie Thomas' DRIFTERS 'Save the Last Dance for Me' 'Under the Boardwalk', THE DUPREES 'You Belong To Me' 'Have You Heard', LOU CHRISTIE 'Lightnin' Strikes' 'Two Faces Have', SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, The original lead of THE SHIRELLES 'Soldier Boy' 'Mama Said', Jay Siegel's TOKENS'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' 'Portrait of My Love', Tommy Mara and THE CRESTS '16 Candles' 'The Angels Listened In' and special Guest LADD VANCE son of KENNY VANCE. This will be an afternoon of classic Doo Wop and 1950s rock 'n' roll at it's very best on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 3PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Rising Ballet Stars to Shine in Beloved COPPELIA at Artscape
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Rising young stars of the Cape Town City Ballet are set to take centre stage in the classic and comic ballet, COPPELIA, at Artscape in Cape Town. Based on the well-known tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this sparkling production of the beloved ballet has a short run at the end of May. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steve Martin Surprises Audience During Entr'acte at BRIGHT STAR
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2016

Last night's BRIGHT STAR audience was pleasantly surprised at the start of Act 2 when Steve Martin joined the band onstage for the Entr'acte. Martin, who wrote the show's book and composed the music with Edie Brickell, played the banjo. Check out footage from the surprise performance below! (more...)

Veteran Community Theatre Troupe to Present ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Now in its 80th year, the Village Light Opera Group has had an esteemed history of providing performance opportunities to members of the New York City community. Since its founding in 1935, the mission of the Village Light Opera Group has been to enrich the community through high-quality amateur theatrical productions and by offering hands-on theatrical experience. To commemorate eight decades of theatre, Village Light Opera is pleased to present the seminal production of Cole Porter's classic musical, Anything Goes for a strictly limited engagement this May. (more...)

ABC Cancels GALAVANT; Alan Menken Confirms Stage Version in the Works!
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

It's a good news, bad news situation this evening for medieval musical comedy GALAVANT, which has been cancelled after two seasons. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - David Schwimmer Stars in AMC's News Series FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

AMC today released an extended trailer from the network's upcoming original series FEED THE BEAST, now premiering on Sunday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

CBS Renews LIFE IN PIECES for Second Season
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

  CBS announced today that it has renewed freshman comedy LIFE IN PIECES for the 2016-2017 season. LIFE IN PIECES is this season's #1 new comedy in viewers (10.53m), adults 18-49 (2.7) and adults 25-54 (3.7). (more...)

HBO to Debut Comedy Special QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT, 6/2
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

A young stand-up comic battling cancer, who recently told his story on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” stars in his first HBO special when QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT debuts THURSDAY, JUNE 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY Gives a Fairytale Ending to BalletMet's Season
by Amanda Etchison - May 11, 2016

Saturated with the vibrant colors of gold-adorned chandeliers, majestic red velvet curtains and shiny Baroque accents framing the Ohio Theatre stage, BalletMet's "Sleeping Beauty" appeared to be a scene come to life from an ornately illustrated storybook. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell in digital formats today, Friday, April 29. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

Martin's 'PICASSO,' Morisseau's SKELETON CREW & More Set for The Old Globe's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Announced OCTOBER SKY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Old Globe today shared its 2016-2017 Season, including world and West Coast premieres, second looks, comic favorites, plays with music, classics-and, of course, Shakespeare and the Mean Old Grinch return again too! (more...)

Regina Opera to Present MANON LESCAUT This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Regina Opera Company will present MANON LESCAUT with orchestra, Sat. May 14 and 21; Sun. May 15 and 22, 2016 at 3 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn (between 59th and 60th Streets). (more...)

BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Sterling Masters of Broadway's WICKED
by Bob Rizzo - Apr 28, 2016

Sterling Masters hails from Charlotte, NC and is currently appearing in Wicked on Broadway. Long before she made her Broadway debut in the show she grew up dancing in her mom's dance studio. She competed in dance competitions and still holds the record for being the first and only dancer to hold all four titles for Carolina Dance Masters. After a brief stint at Florida State, Sterling was cast in the national tour of Fosse and never looked back. She went on to perform (and dance captain) national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Wicked, to name a few. (more...)

VIDEO: AMC Releases Main Titles for FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

AMC has released FEED THE BEAST's main titles, composed by Pat Irwin and executive producer Clyde Phillips, with vocals by singer Sasha Dobson. Check them out below! (more...)

BWW Review: 2015 BWW Award Nominee RAQUEL CION'S Riveting, Intensely Personal Tribute to 'Visionary' David Bowie Rocks The Slipper Room
by Victoria Ordin - Apr 28, 2016

'In his world, I find myself,' Raquel Cion pronounces with almost oracular force in her one-woman show, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie (performed on April 21 at The Slipper Room on the Lower East Side). The Connecticut-raised performer and director received a 2015 Broadway World nomination for 'Best Musical Comedy or Alt Cabaret Show' for her brave and intensely personal exploration of the musical legend through whose work she plots the arc of her life over a 35-year period. (more...)

Opera Columbus to Present LA TRAVIATA, 6/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will make his Opera Columbus debut directing the Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus Chorus in Verdi's immensely popular work, La Traviata (The Fallen Woman). Directed by Mary Birnbaum, Associate Director of the Juilliard School's Artist Diploma in Opera Studies Program, this contemporary production will utilize enhanced lighting techniques to set the scene in modern-day Paris where Violetta Valery (soprano Andrea Shokery) boldly lives the convention-free lifestyle of an in-demand, affluent courtesan until she unexpectedly experiences what can ultimately dismantle it all-True Love. (more...)

Telemundo Kicks Off Produciton of New Original Series SILVANA SIN LANA
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

TELEMUNDO confirmed the production kick off of its new original production “Silvana Sin Lana,” starring Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodriguez and the Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Celebrate June Weddings with Four New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hallmark Channel says 'I do' to new original movies every Saturday night this June celebrating wedding bells and romance with its annual June Weddings programming event (more...)

ELI'S CHILDREN is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Author Gerard G. Nahum's new novel, 'Eli's Children: Bright College Years' (published by Archway Publishing), is a coming-of-age story that delves into the lives of a group of college students who are thrown together in the rarefied environment of the Ivy League to come to grips with life, each other and their own core values - all before the Internet changed the world. (more...)

Production Underway for SIN SENOS SI HAY PARAISO on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

TELEMUNDO announced the production kick off of SIN SENOS SI HAY PARAISO, the sequel of “Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso,” starring Catherine Siachoque and Fabián Ríos alongside Carolina Gaitán (more...)

BWW Review: ELECTRICITY - Power Source Interrupted
by Gil Kaan - Apr 24, 2016

The world premiere of playwright Terry Ray's ELECTRICITY's perfect for those rarefied romantics out there who still believe True Love can be found, whatever the obstacles. With a three-decade time span, audiences must check their need for plausibility at the theatre front door in order to accept two actors aging thirty years within the ninety-minute performance. (more...)

THE JAMES PLAYS Coming to The Marlowe Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

A THRILLING theatrical experience comes to The Marlowe Theatre next month (May). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'HOW TO SUCCEED' at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Co-artistic director Gary Rucker will direct seven-time Tony Awards winner "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on the Main Stage at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts opening Friday, May 6. (more...)

Gwendolyn Jones-Campbell Pens BROKEN HEARTED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Gwendolyn Jones-Campbell, a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, poet, traveler, Christian, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book, 'Broken Hearted': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, deceit, love and lies with several unexpected moments. (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively Performs Original Song 'Your Passion' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

A.J. Shively, currently starring in the new Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, honored Craig and Karen Munk with his performance of “Your Passion.' (more...)

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