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A Night at the Cabaret is this Saturday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Longwood Players' Winter Cabaret Fundraiser is this Saturday! A Night at the Cabaret is our chance to come together as a community and celebrate the theater with an evening of great music. Tickets are going fast, so make sure to reserve your seats today before they're gone! (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Constellation Theatre Company will present Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer from February 9 - March 12 at SOURCE 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

World-Premiere Pop Opera CREATIVES Set for Chicago Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop (CTW), in association with Susan Jack and Helen R. Jack, present "Creatives," a darkly comic pop-opera beginning February 19 at the Edge Theatre (5451 N. Broadway) under the direction of CTW's Artistic Director Tom Mullen. (more...)

Cast Update for One Night Only VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Circle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for David Ives' VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Circle Theatre is proud to announce the full cast/creative team for David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, February 18 - March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. Previews areSaturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Press are invited to attend Monday, Feb. 20 or Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Industry Nights are Mondays: February 27, March 6 and March 13 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available at CircleTheatreChicago.org. (more...)

The Brick Theater, Inc. Presents LUNCHTIME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Brick is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Lunchtime, by Greg Kotis, the Tony-Award-winning co-author of Urinetown: The Musical and co-founder of Theater of the Apes, our March 2017 resident artists. (more...)

The Brick Theater, Inc. Presents ZAMBONI GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Brick is thrilled to announce the return of Ayun Halliday, the creative force behind 2015's Fawnbook and co-founder of Theater of the Apes, our March 2017 resident artists. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

Pantochino's 2017 Summer Theatre Camp to Include Teen Theatre URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Pantochino Productions Inc., in association with the Milford Arts Council has begun registration for it's 2017 Summer Theatre Camp season at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford.  This year's program features four one-week sessions for ages eight to thirteen and a summer edition of Pantochino's Teen Theatre program. (more...)

Jan Maxwell Signs on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Comedy Benefit This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for 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. (more...)

MOTOWN Tour Stars to Launch LIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM Concert Series at W Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

42 Seven Productions and W Hollywood partner to launch an exciting new weekly concert series for W Hollywood titled 'Live In The Living Room.' (more...)

World Premiere Comedy THE CRUISE by Jonathan Ceniceroz Kicks Off 2017 Season at The LATC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Latino Theater Company kicks off its 2017 season exploring themes of identity and its relationship to history with a new socio-political comedy set on board a luxury ocean liner. The world premiere of The Cruise by Jonathan Ceniceroz opens March 16 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Low-priced previews begin March 10. (more...)

Bygone Theatre presents HIS GIRL FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The iconic 1940 film by Charles Lederer, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, is hitting the Toronto stage in a new adaptation by Craig Dix. This classic screwball comedy tells the tale of Walter Burns (Sean Jacklin), a hard-boiled newspaper editor who learns that his ex-wife, 'newspaper man' Hildy Johnson (Cass Van Wyck), is going to give-up reporting to marry a bland insurance salesman (Steve Hobbs) from Albany. Determined to sabotage these plans and keep Hildy with the paper - and himself - Burns convinces her to cover one last story. Things quickly spiral out of control and Burns and Hildy find themselves tangled up in the case, and each other's lives. A hilarious look at identity, and the struggle to balance life and love. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

Enrollment Open for Spring Session Acting Classes at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Time to get yourself and/or your kids signed up for a fun, exciting learning experience.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 3, 2017

 IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward made his Broadway debut in his mid-30s in ON THE TOWN and now has a featured role in the a cappella musical, where he is the foundation of the chord. Growing up 'in the sticks' he never dreamed he'd be creating music on Broadway, but with some faith, a good foundation, and the trust that life will come full circle, he is on the rise. It's his appreciation of magical moments that makes him so congenial, but it's his knowledge that they must be shared that makes him so special.  (more...)

Austin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with a new take on the classic tale  Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001). (more...)

Darren Criss, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More Among 48th Annual LADCC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2016 (Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2016). (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

The Gallery Players presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fifth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Sweet Bird of Youth, which tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, who returns to his home town as the companion of a once-was movie star.  (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

BAGHDADDY to Return Off-Broadway This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will return to NYC beginning April 6, opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and have an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). (more...)

THE B SIDE - W Hollywood Partners with 42 Seven Productions to Reimagine SUNDAY SOUL REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Sunday, February 26th, Sunday Soul Revue evolves into THE B SIDE. W Hollywood, in association with 42 Seven Productions, is reimagining their long- running live music series, and on Oscar Sunday, what is more fitting than the songs of cinema? (more...)

The St. Bart's Players to Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The St. Bart's Players is incredibly excited to celebrate its 90th season in 2017! Before the group's spring play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Players will kick the season off with a special Gala on February 25th! (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival Deadline Extended
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

January 10, 2017 - Founder and Executive Artistic Director Benjamin Davis is thrilled to announce that submissions are open and rolling in for the Second Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (AMTF), to be held in August in Atlanta. Performances will be open to the artistic community, the public, and the press. Submissions are being accepted now for work to be presented at the festival (details below). The deadline to submit is February 14, 2017. Selections will be announced April 1, 2017. Tickets to the Festival will go on sale in spring 2017. (more...)

Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood, CITY OF ANGELS.   (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Upcoming CAMELOT IN CONCERT with Symphony Onstage!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

The Broadway Experience to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Broadway Experience musical theatre intensive will celebrate its 10th Anniversary season in summer 2017 in New York City. (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with JOAN OF ARC's Adam Perry
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 16, 2017

 In this episode: Adam Perry of the Public's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire grew up in the rural mountains of conservative Tennessee, where he learned how to hide his true self. Since then, he's reinvented himself from an awkward teen in husky jeans into one of Broadways most sought after male ensemble members. This southern gentleman talks about the realities of social media, how he never thought he'd be 'cool' enough to be on Broadway and how his biggest dream was to be a performer at Dollywood (which is actually where he was when he found out he would make his Broadway debut). (more...)

NYMF Hit THE SCREAMS OF KITTY GENOVESE Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the Jonathan Larson Award-winning music-drama The Screams of Kitty Genovese, last seen at New York's prestigious Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - The 14 Best Theatre Love Songs
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day, Drama Kids! I can't wait to spend the whole day with my true love, the Fiddler revival soundtrack. (more...)

Martin Kildare, Amy Gillette and Paul Kehler to Lead The Barn Stage Company's CAMELOT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Cast Announced for KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Segal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Kim's Convenience, the most celebrated and widely seen new Canadian play in recent history that launched the hit CBC sitcom of the same name, makes its way to Quebec for the very first time with an exclusive two week run at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Ins Choi's personal, funny, and touching story has been resonating with audiences from coast to coast with its honest portrayal of the Kim family and their life running a neighbourhood convenience store. This special presentation will be on the Segal stage from March 8 to 19 only. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 12
by Audition Roundup - Feb 12, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 12, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," is proud to announce that YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, the subversive geniuses behind the award-winning Broadway musical Urinetown, will be part of New Line's 27th season, running in June 2018.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Theater Of The Apes Presents LUNCHTIME At The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Lunchtime is a cautionary tale of revenge and office romance in the time of the Deli Wars. Someone's dirtying up the salad bars of New York. It'll take a dirty cop to find out who. Love. Cavemen. No bad words. (more...)

The Barn Players Celebrate Volunteers at 2016 Barney Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

A packed house enjoyed Kansas City's Barn Players community theater annual Barney Awards celebration Saturday evening, January 28th, 2017 at their current Mission, KS location. (more...)

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