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Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

GOLDILOCKS Sets Premiere Performances in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

GOLDILOCKS, a new musical by Erin J. Reifler, will receive its New York premiere in the 2016 Thespis Theater Festival at the Hudson Guild Theater. The story takes an unconventional twist on the children's tale, where Goldilocks is a new drag performer. Performances will begin August 2nd at 6:15pm at the Hudson Guild Theater on 441 West 26th Street. Jenn Maley directs the production.  (more...)

Broadway's Sydney James Harcourt, Matt Morrison and Melissa Errico to Sing National Anthem for NY Empire World TeamTennis Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The New York Empire presented by Citi today unveiled a diverse star-studded lineup of National Anthem singers for its inaugural Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO season at the venerable Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, the home of the US Open for over 60 years. The Empire season will open on Sunday, July 31, against the five-time defending champion Washington Kastles, with six total home dates on the schedule. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere Production of MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of 'Manifest Destinitis,' an Early California adaptation of Moliere's 'The Imaginary Invalid' from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Oak Park Festival Theatre - CANCELED SHOW Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Mother Nature is not being kind at the moment...Tonight's production of THE TAMING OFTHE SHREW, has been officially canceled due to weather. (more...)

Cast of ON YOUR FEET! to Perform at 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

A group of iconic sports legends and special honorees will be celebrated by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, at its 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner on Monday, September 12 at The Waldorf Astoria. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

CoHo & Profile Present BOOK OF GRACE + CoHo Lab this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog. Her other plays include Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, &3), In the Blood, Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Fucking A, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play. In 2007 her 365 Days/365 Plays was produced in more than seven hundred theaters worldwide. Ms. Parks is a MacArthur Fellow and Master Writer Chair at The Public Theater. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway and Melissa Errico will be giving a televised performance Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

FSLC Announces Ava DuVernay's The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for FringeNYC Premiere of STILL NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

After a well-received appearance at the 2016 Venus/Adonis Theatre Festival, STILL NOT, a new play by Harrison Bryan, will make its Fringe debut as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). STILL NOT opens August 15 and plays at The WOW Cafe Theatre. The 75-minute skewed-romantic comedy is directed by National Youth Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Rory Lance. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal and onstage! (more...)

BWW Review: PROUD, Finborough Theatre, 18 July 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 19, 2016

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre in its search for exciting new works from Canada, Proud is the European premiere of a satirical political play written by multi-award winning, Canadian playwright Michael Healey. It is the third in a trilogy of his plays centred around exploring Canadian values. (more...)


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New Musical SUPER! to Save the Day at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

SUPER!, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Aaron Michael Krueger will return to New York at the New York Fringe Festival this coming summer. (more...)

Music Icon Darlene Love to Star in Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

It's a summer of Love x 2 when Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's pop music spectacular, welcomes the legendary Darlene Love (Broadway's Hairspray, Carrie, Leader of the Pack) to the company. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego Rep's MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of "Manifest Destinitis," an Early California adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

NBC Primetime RIO OLYMPICS Ratings Off to Dominant Start
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Viewership and ratings for NBC's exclusive coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics is off to the second-most dominant primetime start of any Olympics on record. (more...)

Broadway's HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Opens Pre-Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tickets for the Manhattan Theatre Club critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Heisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members today. (more...)

THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? Coming to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

YoMiss Productions is proud to present 'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?' as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present ALPHA 66
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'Alpha 66', A New Drama About the Struggles of a Family in 1960s Communist Cuba. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

UPDATE: Stephen Sondheim Discusses New Musical Based on Bunuel, Premiering in 2017
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

His collaboration with bookwriter David Ives is based on two films by 1930s Spanish surrealist Luis Buñuel. (more...)

Update: Al Pacino-Led GOD LOOKED AWAY to Get L.A. Run Prior to Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

The Broadway production of GOD LOOKED AWAY will most-likely be preceded by a run in Los Angeles. (more...)

Kim Rubinstein to Direct A TASTE OF HONEY at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Kim Rubinstein, director of last season's award-winning revival of Anna Christie, returns to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble at the helm of one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. A Taste of Honey is set to open on Sept. 24 starring Eric Hunicutt, Gerard Joseph, Kestrel Leah, Leland Montgomery and Sarah Underwood Saviano. (more...)

Baseball Comedy GOING… GOING… GONE! by TV Sportscaster Ken Levine Gets World Premiere at Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Andrew Barnicle directs the world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! for an Oct. 1 opening at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

N.J. Premiere of RED VELVET at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or going online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

BWW Review: VENUS IN FUR; Raw and Edgy at The Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre Auckland
by Monica Moore - Aug 22, 2016

Sexual politics, jealousy, conformity, idealism and expectation are stripped bare to the basics of raw desire, satisfaction and emotional need. (more...)

Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Named 20th Anniversary Festival Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Urbanworld Film Festival announced today that critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and one of Hollywood's most sought after actors, David Oyelowo, will serve as the ambassadors for Urbanworld Film Festival's 20 th anniversary. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 21, 2016
by - Aug 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE SOLID GOLD ROCK N ROLL SHOW Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

As if time stood still; four of the original dreamboats are back! Over 50 years since the original British rock n rollers hit the airwaves, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry and Mark Wynter return for headline billing for THE SOLID GOLD ROCK N ROLL SHOW at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Thursday 24 November.  (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...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

MTC's Stargate Theatre to Stage CRASH. BURN. RISE. at City Center, on Facebook Live
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original piece, Crash. Burn. Rise., this Saturday, August 20 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm at MTC - Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Robert O'Hara to Helm His Off-Broadway Hit BOOTYCANDY in Chicago This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, offering Chicago's most sophisticated theatergoing experience, has announced its third and edgiest season yet, featuring the Chicago premiere of Robert O'Hara's wild coming-of-age story Bootycandy to be directed here by the playwright, himself, starting performances January 25; the Chicago premiere of Fernanda Coppel's gripping feminist tale King Liz, directed by local favorite Joanie Schultz, starting May 24; and Gina Gionfriddo's dark comedy Becky Shaw, directed by Jeff Award-winning director Scott Weinstein, beginning September 20. (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

Al Pacino-Led GOD LOOKED AWAY Headed to Broadway Following 'Secret' LA Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Producers are currently looking for a New York theater and hoping to reach the Great White Way before the end of the year in order to qualify for Tony Award consideration. Robert Allan Ackerman will helm the production with THE COLOR PURPLE's Eric Falkenstein serving as lead producer. (more...)

Toronto Film Festival Announces Films, Videos & Installation Works for 16th Wavelengths Program
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Jamba Juice Introduces a 'Power Up' Solution with New Protein Smoothies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Jamba Juice Company(NASDAQ; JMBA), a leading lifestyle brand with a passion for making healthful living fun, today announced the launch of a new line of Protein Smoothies, allowing guests to get their regular serving of protein in a convenient and great-tasting way. Jamba Protein Smoothies are packed full of protein and made of delicious ingredients, including real fruit, and are fortified with calcium, riboflavin and phosphorus. (more...)

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

St. Louis based, Emery Entertainment, in collaboration with Jack Lane, (Executive Producer of STAGES St. Louis) is excited to announce the re-opening of the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza with an all-new season of stage productions. The season will kick off with the longest running solo play in Broadway's history, Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman starring Las Vegas entertainer of the year Kevin Burke, running four weeks beginning September 30. (more...)

Cast Change for Glimmerglass Festival SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Molly Jane Hill will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett in The Glimmerglass Festival's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd beginning August 15, replacing Luretta Bybee who has withdrawn from the role. The new production runs throughAugust 27 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ZUCCOTTI PARK for The New York International Fringe Festival
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 10, 2016

Zuccotti Park, a musical about the human side of economics is in rehearsals for The New York International Fringe Festival that is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, August 12th - 28th, 2016. (more...)

Upcoming Theater Book Releases for August 2016
by - Aug 1, 2016

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for August 2016. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Virginia Stage Company's Season 38
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Single Tickets to Virginia Stage Company's Season 38 productions are now officially on sale. The upcoming season, which runs from September 2016 to April 2017, includes world premieres, new adaptations, family traditions, and magical collaborations. (more...)

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