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MAD LIBS LIVE! Heads Into the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Two-time Grammy Award Winning Producer, Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Broadway's Kevin Duda are partnering to produce the Off Broadway Cast Album of Mad Libs Live!  (more...)

Asolo Rep presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2017-18 season with Kristoffer Diaz's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the 2011 Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play. Directed by Jen Wineman, who previously helmed the educational touring productions of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY previews April 4, 5 and 6, opens April 7 and runs through April 30. The play will be performed in the Cook Theatre, which will be transformed into a full-scale wrestling arena complete with two ringside seating sections to bring audiences even closer to the action.  (more...)

SOLD OUT Secret River Caps Off a Bumper First Week for the 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

After playing to sold-out audiences around the country and unanimous critical acclaim, multi-award winning play The Secret River has continued its extraordinary success at the 2017 Adelaide Festival, selling out its season with nine performances to go. (more...)

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller Lend Their Voices For the Upcoming Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing). (more...)

Red Bull Theater Continues Their 2016-'17 Season with New York Premiere of David Ives's THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday March 20th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): David Ives's THE METROMANIACS, adapted from Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, directed by Craig Baldwin. Christian Conn, Carson Elrod, Peter Kybart, Adam LeFevre, Amelia Pedlow, Tony Roach, and Dina Thomas will be featured.  Tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Emma Donoghue's ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin have announced casting for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. (more...)

Debbie Ruzicka Will Star in Chicago's Premiere of THE RADIANT, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Set one hundred years ago in Paris, The Radiant centers on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie. Widowed at thirty-nine, with two young children to raise and support, she becomes involved in a scandalous affair with her young married assistant, an affair which rocks Paris and nearly costs her her career - and her life. But, she survives this and the great bias against women scientists throughout Europe then and goes on to discover and isolate radium, earn two Nobel Prizes, and revolutionize the world of science forever, ushering in "The Atomic Age" and the first cure for cancer. (more...)

Stephen Casey and Cast Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, winning multiple awards, she now brings the story to the stage featuring songs by Scottish songwriter Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. (more...)

Casting and Production Crew Announced for THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Casting has been announced for The Liar, David Ives's "translaptation" of Pierre Corneille's 1643 farce of the same name, according to Ed Rutherford, the Promethean Theatre Ensemble artistic associate who is directing the production. The title character, Dorante, a charming young man who cannot tell the truth, will be played by Josh Hambrock. Dorante's love interest Clarice (who he believes to be named Lucrece, the name of her friend who will be played by Katherine Schwartz) will be played by ensemble member Meghann Tabor. (more...)

Oliver Driver to Direct Michael Hurst and Morgana O'Reilly in the Award-Winning AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Auckland Theatre Company's third show in the brand-new ASB Waterfront Theatre is Sir Peter Shaffer's awarding winning, psychological-thriller, Amadeus, presented by ASB.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatrical Convention Clashes with a Young Bohemian in Theatre Three's PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

FEC to Sell Silka West Kowloon Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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Signature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended one week after selling out its initial run in less than 72 hours. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE Makes Triumphant Return To The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Produced by Emery Entertainment, MEN ARE FROM MARS-WOMEN ARE FROM Venus LIVE! will make a triumphant return to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza April 19 - May 7. The Off-Broadway hit is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $50. (more...)

Photo Flash: BY THE WATER Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of By the Water, written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Cody Estle.  By the Water runs March 16 - April 23, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Coming to Centaur Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Centaur Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Clybourne Park, written by American playwright, Bruce Norris, from April 4 to 30, 2017. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The American Songbook opens up on Caramoor's Music Room stage for its annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. (more...)

Circle Theatre's 36th Season Continues with RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The second play in Circle Theatre's 2017 season is Rasheeda Speaking. (more...)

WE tv to Premiere New Spin-off Drama MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: FAMILY EDITION, 4/28
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The most extreme relationship therapy boot camp is now trading couples for kin in MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: FAMILY EDITION. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 23rd, 2017 - MISS SAIGON, OSLO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MISS SAIGON officially returns to Broadway tonight! (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two productions as part ofManhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

In Barbecue, the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister.  They are the kind of family that comes to an intervention armed with a Taser, even though their own downward spirals rival hers. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Festival Closes with Biggest Box Office Takings in History
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

The debut Adelaide Festival from Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy concludes today with a bang, setting a new record with the biggest box office takings in the event's 57-year history. (more...)

X Japan Takes Over London for Release of 'We Are X'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

X JAPAN is no stranger to excitement, inciting a spectacular energy with every performance--and their arrival at London's Wembley Arena was no exception. (more...)

Theater On The Edge Extends TAPE Through March 26th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The new and upcoming Theater On The Edge is extending its run of Stephen Belber's Tape through Sunday, March 26th. (more...)

So Ji Sub Stops in Singapore on Fan Meeting Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

So Ji Sub last came to Singapore in 2014 and since then, he has starred in other titles like, Oh my Venus, Good day, The Warship, released a mini album "SO GANZI", a coffee book - Jisub, Haruharu and won the KBS Best Male Actor Award. (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

A GAME FOR KNOWLEDGE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

In 'A Game for Knowledge' (published by AuthorHouse UK), a group works on a secret project to minimize the risk of fatality when terraforming Venus while Earth increasingly becomes inhospitable. (more...)

FITBOX Launches FITBOX FITNATICS Pop-up Activations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

FITBOX, a monthly activewear membership service, is pleased to announce FITBOX FITNATICS, its series of curated pop-up activations that place the digital perks of being a FITBOX subscriber into the real world. In partnership with SHAPE activewear and W Hotels, FITBOX will present its first event on March 18th at the W Hotel Downtown in New York City. Hosted by renowned fitness artist, Nicole Winhoffer, founder of the NW Method and the go-to trainer for celebrities such as Madonna, Stella McCartney, Ellen Pompeo and more. Additional pop-up activations will take place in Los Angeles, the Hamptons in Long Island, New York and Miami during the Spring, Summer and Fall 2017. (more...)

Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Nicholas De Jongh's New Play PRICKED OUT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

???????Full cast is announced today for the upcoming premiere of Nicholas De Jongh's new play Pricked Out. Matthew Gould directs Sebastian Carrington-Howell (Seb), Chris Clynes (Will), Sean Delaney (Barnfield), Daniel Donskoy (Harry), Felicity Jolly (Viola), Peter Land (Mal), Paul Lavers (Sir Vane) and Rebecca Tanwen (Olive) in the production without decor which runs at the Kings Head Theatre from 25-29 March. (more...)

Review Roundup: Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of The Rake's Progress, opened on March 12 for a four-performance run at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.  It brings to life the traditional story of a young man seduced by monetary and carnal pleasures at the hand of a devilish valet. The work hasn't been presented in a fully staged professional production since BLO produced it in 1987. A professional concert version and several conservatories have been staged, but productions in Boston are infrequent. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of RICH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre's Mainstage season concludes with the romantic and clever Rich Girl by Victoria Stewart. Based off of Henry James' classic novel Washington Square, this REGIONAL PREMIERE runs from April 5 to May 26 in the Gompertz Theatre. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, AN OCTOROON Encore and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, which features six provocative plays that will lean into the current moment, speak truth to power, and galvanize conversations about the social and political questions gripping our country. (more...)

Okwui Okpokwasili's POOR PEOPLE'S TV ROOM to Play New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bessie Award winner and New York Live Arts' Stryker/Ranjelovic Resident Commissioned Artist Okwui Okpokwasili presents the culmination of her two-year residency at New York Live Arts with the New York premiere of Poor People's TV Room. (more...)

Sondra Luger Releases ENTER VENUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Sondra Luger has noticed that romantic, upbeat, happy literary reads for adults are rare. The result? Enter Venus (published by AuthorHouse), a fairy tale for adults. Not only does Enter Venus explore human nature and end happily, but it will also appeal to a wide audience, as it touches on themes of mythology, romance, fantasy, philosophy, religion and art. (more...)

X Japan Release Unleash Two New Songs In Advance of 'WE ARE X' Documentary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

As X JAPAN prepare to release the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed documentary film WE ARE X--the group have unleashed two songs in advance; 'La Venus' on Rolling Stone (here) and 'Without You' (here) on YAHOO. (more...)

Photo Flash: Virginia Stage Company presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Venus in Fur is now running at Virginia Stage Company with the official opening night on Friday, March 3. The play runs Tuesday-Sunday through March 19 with tickets in the orchestra as low as $20. Discounts available for military, students, and groups. (more...)

HAMILTON, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Announced for Denver Center for the Performing Arts' 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the 2017/18 Broadway season, welcoming HAMILTON to The Buell Theatre February 27 through April 1, 2018. Joining HAMILTON for the full 2017/18 Broadway subscription season package is: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FIRST DATE, WAITRESS, Rodgers & Hammerstein'sTHE KING AND I, Disney's ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK and ON YOUR FEET!. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Finds Cast at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

World Premiere: Modern Love and Marriage with a Twist in THE SIEGEL by Michael Mitnick
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

South Coast Repertory will produce the world premiere of The Siegel by Michael Mitnick (March 24-April 23, Segerstrom Stage). The cast is led by Ben Feldman and Mamie Gummer and features Amy Aquino, Matthew Arkin, Devon Sorvari andDominique Worsley. The Siegel, directed by Casey Stangl, is part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival, the theatre's annual new-play showcase. Tickets are available at www.scr.org. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' Video for '14 Steps To Harlem' Premieres on Billboard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Garland Jeffreys' video for his single “14 Steps To Harlem” premieres on Billboard, who proclaim, “...between doo-wop style choruses, the video streams appropriate black & white period photos, including plenty of street scenes and venues such as the Apollo Theatre and the Rhythm Club. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances of the limited engagement began Tuesday February 7. (more...)

BUZZCUT Festival Returns to Glasgow this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

???????//BUZZCUT// Festival returns to Govan (Glasgow) for its sixth, five-day, community focused festival of live art and experimental performance from 5th - 9th April 2017. Over five days //BUZZCUT// will base itself in the Pearce Institute, a 100 year old community centre in the centre of Govan, transforming it into the heart of the festival with delicious food by local superstars Cafe 13, our own BUZZCUT Bar and a wild, friendly, vibing environment where all are welcome. (more...)

John Amabile Releases CHANGING THE WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Space has been the final frontier in the realm of science fiction, but continues to hold potential for real-life possibilities. Author John Amabile presents a comprehensive plan on how to colonize outer space with existing resources and technology in one human lifetime in the book 'Changing the Worlds.' (more...)

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents the 17th Annual THE BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

BAAD! - The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance forges forward with the 17th annual BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL, celebrating the empowerment of women through art, culture and performance.   The festival includes evenings of dance, comedy, poetry, music and performance, and this year's title adds the word “nasty” which was used recently to devalue a women's power and brazenness. The festival takes place at BAAD!, 2474 Westchester Avenue in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx. Ticket prices vary from free to $20.  Participants can take advantage of the Five for $5 special (you and four “girlfriends” make a group of five and pay only $5 each with a prior reservation.)  BAAD! offers discounts to BAADGE cardholders, BCA cardholders and NALAC members, and free admission to residents of 10474 and 10461 zip codes. Ticket offers cannot be combined. Visit www.BAADBronx.org for more details. (more...)

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