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The Gallery Players Presents Clark Gesner's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Gallery Players announces its "family-friendly" production of Clark Gesner's, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and added music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa, this revised version of the 1967 classic musical brings Gallery's 50th Anniversary Season into the new year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2017
by - Jan 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/7/2017
by - Jan 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/7/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2017
by - Jan 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Nominee Stephen Bogardus Joins Feinstein's/54 Below's Christopher Guest Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below has added Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies, which celebrates Christopher Guest's  thirty plus years in filmmaking, on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL Adds Show at New York Theatre Festival's Winterfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Due to popular demand, Tony Scialli's world premiere musical The Dragon Slayer will get and additional performance on Saturday, January 21 at 3:30pm as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival. (more...)

Broadway Classic WEST SIDE STORY Set for Extended Run at The Wick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Wick Theatre will present the timeless and groundbreaking 1957 Broadway smash, West Side Story. This season's most requested production has already been extended and will run January 12 - February 26, 2017. The gala opening night is set for Saturday, January 14. (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

A Class Act NY's December 2016 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, December 17-18, 2016,  A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, proudly presented Urinetown and Annie Jr. at the beautiful Off Broadway Five Angels Theater. Talented young actors, ages 7-20, started rehearsing in October, and they pulled off outstanding performances! (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Anthony Lee Medina, Shanae'a Moore and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Houston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

PARAMOUR Stars Will Be High-Flying Headliners at BROADWAY AT W This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

This Sunday, January 22nd, Broadway at W kicks off the 2017 Season with the high-flying return of Broadway's Cirque du Soleil Paramour. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

2nd Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival Seeks Submissions, Kicks Off in August
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Founder and Executive Artistic Director Benjamin Davis has announced that submissions are open and rolling in for the Second Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (AMTF), to be held in August in Atlanta. (more...)

FLOYD COLLINS, EQUUS and More on Tap for Blank Canvas Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre is dedicated to inspiring a new love for those new to theatre in the Cleveland community, while providing another quality venue for those who already love the arts. (more...)

Pushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup¬Öand other stories" at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway NJ. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Boho Theatre Opens 2017 Season with Timely Satire URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BoHo Theatre begins its 2017 season with Urinetown, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' satirical musical about corporate control, political greed, and the call of nature. In 2002, Urinetown received Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score. The production is directed by BoHo Artistic Associate Stephen Schellhardt. Previously at BoHo, Schellhardt assistant directed last season's FUGITIVE SONGS and choreographed the critically-acclaimed DOGFIGHT (Jeff Award nomination). (more...)

Glory Crampton Joins From Guffman To Spinal Tap at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below has added Glory Crampton to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies, which celebrates Christopher Guest's thirty plus years in filmmaking, on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fourth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Marry Me A Little.  This charming and touching musical revue was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas & Norman Rene, and features songs by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Awards Winners Announced - Prairie Repertory Theatre's HAIRSPRAY Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Sioux Falls winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

BWW Invite: Learn the Secrets of Live TV Musicals at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Panel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marrying the most thrilling aspects of stage and screen, the recent resurgence of networks broadcasting live musicals has invigorated prime time "appointment viewing" or "event television."   (more...)

Quartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2016

Austin Jeffrey Smith, Taylor Tracey, Jenna Pryor and Julia Nettles will share the stage as co-hosts of 2017 Midwinter's First Night, set for Sunday, January 8, 2017, at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. (more...)

Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Orlando as part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series. (more...)

BWW Feature: Our Favorite Moments of 2016
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 31, 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster ride. Fortunately for DFW audiences, the local theatre community and many of the touring productions delivered nothing short of a stellar year, setting quite a high bar for upcoming performances. As we say goodbye to another December, we'd like to look back on a handful of memories that stood out among the long list of Playbills we've gathered. And like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these live theatre moments will be remembered as a few of our favorite things. We present this list in no particular order, and without awards or titles bestowed upon those listed. To everyone who contributed to the DFW theatre community in 2016, we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. (more...)


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Tony Scialli Presents DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Tony Scialli's musical The Dragon Slayer, directed by Andrea Andresakis with musical direction by Kenneth McQueen III, will get its world premiere as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.  The show will get three initial performances between January 9 - 14, 2017 at the Hudson Guild Theatre (459 West 26 Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchase by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717927  (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, John Bishop's riotous comedy whodunit, opening January 14th, 2017. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

Personal Memoir Celebrates Love Beyond Boundaries
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

Alessandro Ferdico marks his debut in the publishing scene with a candid and compelling memoir, 'A New York Way to Go' (published by Trafford Publishing). A celebration of unconditional love beyond any boundary, this poignant retelling also bares to readers layers of painful truth as two lovers face the ultimate twist of events. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

MATILDA Announces 2017 North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, announced today the 2017 North American tour dates after a twice-extended six-month sit-down production in Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre, which concludes its highly successful run on January 7, 2017. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company to Re-Open URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL on 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the extension and re-opening of Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, the extended run will begin on Friday, January 6 at 8pm and continue through February 25 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Tames Hounds in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Virginia Rep
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

Broadway dog trainer Bill Berloni isn't just a Tony Honoree - he's also a true animal lover. In the video below, learn more about his history training Broadway's most famous dogs, and how he brought Moose and Reba to the Virginia Repertory Theatre stage in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Veronica J Kuehn
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 19, 2016

In this episode: Asolo Rep's Miss Adelaide, Veronica J Kuehn, has currently given up her gypsy robe for a mink stole in 'Guys and Dolls'. She sacrificed walking on graduation to make her Broadway debut and continued a career in bikinis, on roller skates, and with puppets. In this episode she shares things she wished she'd known before hitting NYC, breaking away from the ensemble, and how being focused and fearless paved the way for a young chorine to become a leading lady. (more...)

Matt Dempsey, Llandyll Gove, and More Join the Cast of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Belgrade Coventry Theatre today announces the cast for Kirsten Childs' award-winning off-Broadway musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. (more...)

Gallery Players Offers Free Tickets to Military & Veterans for A FEW GOOD MEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Gallery Players, Brooklyn's premier Off-Off Broadway Theater has announced a new ticket donation program for the USO.  For the duration of A Few Good Men, Gallery Players is donating tickets to both active duty and retired military personnel for all remaining shows.  This program gives soldiers and their families visiting New York a chance to see the Aaron Sorkin Classic.  It tells the story the gripping story of of subpar Guantanamo Bay marine PFC William Santiago who mysteriously died after his platoon mates Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and PFC Landon Downy give him a "code red."   (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases 'Irvlng Berlin Revisted' Featuring Jeremy Greenbaum, Charlie Franklin, Giuseppe Bausilio, & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rare--and in many cases, never-before-recorded--Irving Berlin love songs are the focus of Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin Revisited,' being released today.  (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. (more...)

Tricky Relationships to Take the Stage in WHAT WE WANTED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

What We Wanted, a new play written by David Harms, will have its premiere at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), directed by Drew Foster. What We Wanted is set for a limited engagement from January 3 to January 15, 2017, with opening night set for Thursday, January 5, 2017. (more...)

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