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Stage and Screen Star Aaron Tveit to Play The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Broadway, TV, and film actor and singer Aaron Tveit will play The VETS in Providence on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Bella Thorne Co-Executive Produced DRINK, SLAY, LOVE Begins Production
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Vancouver-based Sepia Films, Los Angeles-based Just Singer Entertainment and Bella Thorne have announced the start of production on DRINK SLAY LOVE, a television movie based on the popular young adult novel of the same name written by Sarah Beth Durst. (more...)

Birds on A Wire Dance Theatre Returns to Philadelphia Fringe with IN THE CLEARING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint Theater
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Specialists in introducing contemporary audiences to worthy, but neglected plays, The Mint Theater Company's new production will probably be a first introduction for many of its audience members to the work of N.C. Hunter. (more...)

Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creative Team for QUEENS FOR A YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Queens for a Year, written by T.D. Mitchell and featuring local actress Vanessa R Butler. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, New Wimbledon Theatre, 23 August 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 24, 2016

It is rare that you might see a Jewish florist, a sadistic dentist and a giant singing, flesh-eating plant on the same stage, but in Little Shop of Horrors, this is all part of the show. (more...)

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Reveals Cast Members for 42nd Season
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

As BWW recently reported, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast members Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky will not be returning for the 42nd season of the show. (more...)

Disney XD to Premiere MILO MURPHY'S LAW Starring Al Yankovic, 10/3
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as 'Weird Al') voices the title role in MILO MURPHY'S LAW, a new animated adventure comedy series debuting MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Wayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel confirmed today that there will be invited presentations of selections from the musical this September, in anticipation of a Broadway production to be announced. (more...)

The Playmakers to Present REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the hilarious spoof Reefer Madness: The Musical, opening October 7 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. (more...)

Morris-Jumel Mansion Presents New Theatrical Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Morris-Jumel Mansion will offer audiences the opportunity to experience Lewis Carroll's acclaimed children's story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) like they never have before. Unlike many sesquicentennial celebrations of Carroll's beloved fantasy, the Mansion's adaptation will incorporate its celebrated association with the American Revolution represented in the characters of the play such as the Mad Hatter (George Washington), Cheshire Cat (Marquis de Lafayette), and White Rabbit (Benedict Arnold). (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Announces Power Plays Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16. (more...)

The New Up Reveal Cinematic Groove of 'Future is Now'; New LP 'Tiny Mirrors' Out 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Every so often, a band comes along with a collection of music that transcends the present moment with sharp, poignant songwriting and vibrant soundscapes. For San Francisco's The New Up, it's their upcoming release Tiny Mirrors. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Photo Flash: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes To Lichfield Garrick
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

Don't miss X-Factor's Rhydian in the charming, kooky and hilarious 1950s musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, at the Lichfield Garrick this September. (more...)

MY WHITE WIFE, OR SO I MARRIED A BLACK MAN Premieres at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Younger Child Productions in association with Emerging Artists Theatre is proud to present the World Premiere of My White Wife, or So I Married a Black Man as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). (more...)

The Liminal Playhouse to Open 2016-17 with THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to announce the opening of their 2016-2017 season with Jennifer Haley's "The Nether." (more...)

Emerson Signs Agreement to Acquire Valves & Controls Business from Pentair
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2016 Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity closed out its season on August 14 with its annual award ceremony, held at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. (more...)

7th Annual United Solo Festival to Feature Over 120 Shows in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Solo performers from around the world will perform their shows on New York's 42nd Street this fall, presented by United Solo. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, August 23, 2016! (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Netflix Expands Hospitality Offering Through Expanded Enseo Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Actors Co-Op Presents First Show of 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Cast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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LA THEATRE TOWN HALL on MONDAY 8/22 at 7:30pm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

A town hall event will be held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) for members of the greater Los Angeles theatre community next Monday, August 22, from 7:30?9:30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to examine the real-life consequences on LA's cultural ecosystem when Actors' Equity Association's new plan (which will eliminate the 99-Seat Plan) is put into place on December 14, 2016. (more...)

Legendary Patti LuPone to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Patti LuPone, the legendary two-time Tony Award winner for Gypsy, and as the original Evita, will perform her new show Don't Monkey With Broadway for two Labor Day weekend shows, first on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 PM for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard, and next for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater. (more...)

Cast Announced for Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling novel and Stephen Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film comes the Australasian premiere of this breathtaking Tony Award winning stage musical at Chapel off Chapel, Thursday 13 October until Sunday 6 November 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit & More at GREASE: LIVE Q&A Panel in NYC
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Last night, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda moderated a Q&A with the cast and creative team of FOX's GREASE LIVE, including Thomas Kail (director), William Ivey Long (costumes), and Aaron Tveit (Danny Zuko) (more...)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Comes to the Marlowe This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Inspired by the classic film and based on the novella by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption comes to Canterbury next month (September). (more...)

It's Still the Word- The 10-Time Emmy Nominated Team of GREASE: LIVE Reveals Behind the Scenes Secrets!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

FOX's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE made TV history this year by collecting a total of 10 Emmy nominations- the most nominations ever received for a live musical. With the Emmys approaching next month, Lin-Manuel Miranda just hosted a special panel to celebrate the show, featuring Thomas Kail (director), Alex Rudzinski (director), William Ivey Long (costumes), Bernie Telsey (casting), and Aaron Tveit (Danny Zuko). (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

New York Madness Play Development Series to Kick Off Next Month at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present a new monthly play development series, New York Madness on the last Sunday of every month, beginning Sunday, September 25 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Primary Stages Announces 2016 ESPA Drills Play Selections
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Primary Stages announced today the selections for the 7th Annual ESPA Drills, a developmental play program that provides staged readings to four playwrights selected by blind submission, for scripts developed at Primary Stages ESPA. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win a Table for Two at SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS with Nikki M. James, Max Von Essen, and Laura Michelle Kelly.
by BWW Contests - Aug 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to go to SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz Club Monday night! (August 15th, 2016). The winners will be comped a table for the event. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. (more...)

Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Magic Lounge Headliners and More Set for Uptown Underground This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, presents a full fall of Retrotainment including The Kiss Kiss Cabaret's annual Halloween-themed 'Peek-A-Boo' and Chicago Magic Lounge presents a variety of celebrity magicians. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Moderate Live Webcast of GREASE: LIVE Panel, 8/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Don't miss a special "GREASE: LIVE" panel with director Thomas Kail and the behind-the-scenes team via webcast, this Monday, August 15th at  7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis and Ben Onwukwe will star in the 2016 UK Tour of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 27 September - Saturday 1 October 2016. (more...)

Oracle Appoints New Managing, Associate Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Oracle Productions is delighted to announce that Company Member Lauren Yarbrough has been named their Managing Director, and Artistic Producer Tony Santiago has been promoted to the role of Associate Artistic Director.  (more...)

N'Kenge to Join Montego Glover in SOPHISTICATED LADIES at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) makes her debut with the Sophisticated Ladies concert at the Sarasota Performing Arts Center with Tony Nominee Montego Glover and Capathia Jenkins. (more...)

Sebastian Arcelus & More Upped to Series Regular on CBS Dramas
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Sebastian Arcelus has been upped to a series regular. He plays Jay Whitman, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord's (Tea Leoni) foreign policy advisor and an essential member of her State Department team. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

CBS Offers 'Refresher Course' on Season Finales Prior to Fall Debuts
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Need a refresher on what happened in last season's finales? The following has all the information you need, plus a glimpse of what the future holds this coming season on CBS. (more...)

BalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 6th Year Anniversary and 17th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MIXTUS,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on August 13 & 14, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Gavin Creel Heads to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Two-time Tony Award Nominee and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will make his anticipated Provincetown return with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on August 26 & 27 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

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