Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27Theater 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 ParkSmith 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 fragileBWW 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 SeasonEVITA, 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...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This SummerCabrillo 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 HAIRSPRAYPhoto 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, 5/14Regina 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 STARPhoto 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...)

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally TodayBRIGHT 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 SlateNew 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!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 MayRegina 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 WICKEDBWW 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 BEASTVIDEO: 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 RoomBWW 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, 6/1-5Opera 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 LANATelemundo 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 MoviesHallmark 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 ReleasedELI'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 TelemundoProduction 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 InterruptedBWW 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 MonthTHE 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 TheatersPhoto 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 HEARTEDGwendolyn 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 TODAYVIDEO: 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...)

Cast Announced for NY Gilbert & Sullivan's PRINCESS IDA at NYU Skirball CenterCast Announced for NY Gilbert & Sullivan's PRINCESS IDA at NYU Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) have announced principal casting for the satirical comedy Princess Ida on May 21 & 22 at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place).  (more...)

BWW Interview: Spotlight on Bianca Horn in SISTER ACTBWW Interview: Spotlight on Bianca Horn in SISTER ACT
by Angie Stanton - Apr 21, 2016

Bianca Horn is no stranger to the Fireside Theatre. In fact, her role as Deloris Van Cartier in SISTER ACT makes this her fourteenth production. While theatre may have been her first love, she met her True Love while performing at the Fireside. (more...)

Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo-Wop Concert to Feature The Drifters & More at NJPACRichard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo-Wop Concert to Feature The Drifters & More at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. (more...)

AMC Releases Key Art for Upcoming Series FEED THE BEASTAMC Releases Key Art for Upcoming Series FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Today, AMC released the official key art for the network's upcoming original scripted series FEED THE BEAST in anticipation of the series premiere on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Perform 'Whoa Mama' on 'Today'VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Perform 'Whoa Mama' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell introduced the cast of their new musical BRIGHT STAR, who gave a live performance of a number from the show, 'Whoa Mama,' led by Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE Star George Takei to Present at East West Players' 50th AnniversaryALLEGIANCE Star George Takei to Present at East West Players' 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates its milestone 50th Anniversary with the Annual Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Universal Hilton. Proceeds benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Talk Show's Inspiration on 'Today'VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Talk Show's Inspiration on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Comedy icon Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell have recorded two albums together and won a Grammy for their American roots music. Now they team up on the new Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, April 24, 2016Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, April 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, April 24, 2016! (more...)

The Edge Theater's CASA VALENTINA Begins Performances This WeekThe Edge Theater's CASA VALENTINA Begins Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Edge Theater presents the regional premiere of 'Casa Valentina' April 22 through May 22 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. No show on Sunday, May 8. Tickets are $24-$30 and available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.   (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This SundayRed Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Sunday (April 24th) marks the opening of Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSteve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre  announces its 52nd season: a mix of new plays, a world premiere musical, a contemporary comedy, and a classic. (more...)

MASK OF A LEGEND is ReleasedMASK OF A LEGEND is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

'Mask of a Legend' enters the literary land after 20 years. What happens when a bullied and ridiculed teenage girl gets the wish of beauty, but can't see the beauty for herself? Award-winning author Stephen Andrew Salamon answers this question and more in 'Mask of a Legend' (268 pp., tpb, $10.99, Digital $0.99 sale), a story of suspense and imagination, and an updated 'ugly duckling.' Stephen holds many poetry awards and ties in his poetry to many of his stories. Stephen, author of the best-selling 'Sugar Valley (Hollywood's Darkest Secret)' book, says, 'This is a story that not only everyone should read, but the youth especially, for it tells of a tale that so many of them are going through.' 'The Mask of a Legend' covers a range of topics, from karma, bullying, True Love and acceptance. Stephen Andrew Salamon works as a writer in the heart of downtown Chicago. He studied Creative Writing at Columbia College where he received his BA. He is currently marketing several novels and working on another. ISBN-10: 1517440505 To place orders for the book, contact: CreateSpace 4900 LaCross Road North Charleston, SC 29406 USA URL: https://www.createspace.com/5751545 Stephen Andrew Salamon 545 West Division St. Suite 611 Chicago, IL. 60610 (more...)

Midsommer Flight Sets Fifth Season of Free, Outdoor ShakespeareMidsommer Flight Sets Fifth Season of Free, Outdoor Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Midsommer Flight announces its fifth season presenting free Shakespeare productions, returning to Chicago parks this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It and remounting its hugely successful indoor winter production of Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in December. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

Spanaway Lake High School to Stage HAIRSPRAYSpanaway Lake High School to Stage HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

?Spanaway Lake High School rocks you into the 60's with the hilarious musical, HAIRSPRAY! (more...)

The Rose Announces Cast of THE LITTLE MERMAIDThe Rose Announces Cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Rose Theater is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, which opens June 3 and runs through June 26 (recently extended due to popular demand). The public can meet the cast at a special fundraising event, the 'Under the Sea Tea,' on May 21. (more...)

VYT to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Herberger This JuneVYT to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Herberger This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will be presented by Valley Youth Theatre, June 10 - 26, 2016 at Center Stage at the Herberger Theater Center. (more...)

Adam Green's ALADDIN, Starring Macaulay Culkin, in Theaters This MayAdam Green's ALADDIN, Starring Macaulay Culkin, in Theaters This May
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Renowned musician and filmmaker Adam Green today released Adam Green's Aladdin, an eccentric and humorously subversive take on the Classic Arabian Nights tale. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Birmingham Rep, April 12 2016BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Birmingham Rep, April 12 2016
by Emma Cann - Apr 13, 2016

Devised at breakneck speed in just ten days by a company renowned for anarchic, divisive work, Filter's Twelfth Night was always destined to be a curious beast. Indeed, from the second the audience steps into the Birmingham Rep, it is clear this is going to be no ordinary Shakespeare. We appear to have arrived at the early stages of a rock gig; the stage is littered with cables, amps, and instruments, the stage manager's desk lies in plain sight of the audience, and the cast test microphones, check lines and chat casually to their spectators. (more...)

PEAR SLICES Returns for 2016 Edition in MayPEAR SLICES Returns for 2016 Edition in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Pear Theatre continues its 2015/2016 season with PEAR SLICES 2016, the 13th installment of its celebration of short plays by local playwrights. (more...)

Casa Mañana Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Children's Theatre SeasonCasa Mañana Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Casa Mañana's Children's Theatre Season is packed with playful fun that children of all ages will enjoy, including A Year With Frog And Toad, September 30 - October 16, 2016; a brand new holiday story Santa Claus - A New Musical, November 25 - December 23, 2016; bringing back the whimsical new version of a classic story Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, February 3-19, 2017; an exciting, new musical Red Riding Hood, March 17 - April 2, 2017; and Disney's The Little Mermaid, April 21 - May 14, 2017, a classic family favorite. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drew Fornarola Continues (mostly)musicals Series at LA's Bar FedoraPhoto Flash: Drew Fornarola Continues (mostly)musicals Series at LA's Bar Fedora
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

On Monday, April 4, 2016, acclaimed musical theater writer Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE: THE MUSICAL, STRAIGHT, CLAUDIO QUEST) presented his first full-length concert of his work in Los Angeles at Bar Fedora at Au Lac. Check out photos from rehearsals and the show below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 12, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS moved to Broadway following its world premiere in December, 2014 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. It is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas, the creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound) with a musical score adapted and supervised by Rob Fisher. Bartlett Sher is creative consultant. Based on the Academy Award winning film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time. (more...)

Homer Sargent and Michael Oakley Share REAL LOVEHomer Sargent and Michael Oakley Share REAL LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Homer Sargent and Michael Oakley, passionate writers, have completed their new book 'Real Love: Deep in the Heart of Texas, A True Love Story': a gripping and incredible story that shares how the raw emotions of love are exposed as two young people journeyed through triumphs and tragedies. (more...)

A. De Guerre Releases FINDING AIMEEA. De Guerre Releases FINDING AIMEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

A. De Guerre, has completed his new book 'Finding Aimée': a gripping and potent True Love story that transcends the veil of death. Aimée's haunting is no scary ghost story or Halloween inspired poltergeist for amusement. The path to finding who Aimée truly was and why she is still here is laid in scientific method. (more...)

BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID, St James Theatre Studio, April 8 2016BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID, St James Theatre Studio, April 8 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the kind of show that will never will never appear in the nominations for prestigious awards, but was an ideal way to spend a Friday night up West. (more...)

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