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BWW Feature: John Perovich's UNEXPECTED
by Jeanmarie Simpson - May 31, 2017

The relationships in unexpected take surprising turns - thus, the title. The story follows a Hero's Journey trajectory, but remains unpredictable, which allows for some marvelous exchanges. There is genuine pathos in the play, however Perovich's skillful construct doesn't allow the fable to be bogged down in sentimentality. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of 4000 DAYS Continues Through June 4 at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre concludes its 2016/2017 Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series season with the emotionally powerful 4000 Days in the Tell Studio Theatre. The Peter Quilter drama runs through June 4. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES Runs 6/6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 31, 2017
by - May 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

McQueen & Company to Stage Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

McQueen & Company, founded by Diana Cameron McQueen, is producing the fan-favorite Sam Shepard play, Fool for Love, this June 8th-25th. (more...)

McQueen & Company Presents Sam Shepard Fan Favorite FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

McQueen & Company, founded by Diana Cameron McQueen, is producing the fan-favorite Sam Shepard play, Fool for Love, this June 8th-25th. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre's Ghostlight Reading Series to Continue with THE SUBJECT and CARLO AT THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with readings of THE SUBJECT by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll on Monday, June 5th at 7pm and CARLO AT THE WEDDING by Bryna Turner and directed by Jenna Worsham on Monday, June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2017
by - May 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2017
by - May 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2017
by - May 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 26, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Venus in Fur by David Ives, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30pm.  This production will be directed by Blake R. York and stars Jacob Tice and Cassie Jo Fastabend. (more...)

2017 First Quarter Broadcast Television Film News: Announcing Creative Management Partners Agent Alan Morell Client Options Works Sold
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New York City Opera's 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its Ópera en Español series. City Opera will also offer two New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera. (more...)

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD Continues with Kevin Mambo In US Senate Hearing On Russian Interference In The 2016 Election
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Emmy Award Winning Actor Kevin Mambo (Venus, Color Purple, FELA! title role) has been cast to read the role of intelligence expert Clint Watts in the continuing AMERICAN SCOREBOARD series' reading of the US Senate Intelligence Hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 Election.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie Baartman
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2017

Traditionally, the human beings with uncommon attributes who are featured as carnival side-show attractions can hold a certain degree of power in their profession. It is their indisputable reality that adds an illusion of legitimacy to the flim-flam and shenanigans that fill out the rest of the show. Those who may appear to audiences as the most pitiable and exploited might very well be the ones taking in the biggest cuts of the profits. (more...)

Casting Announced for ALLIGATORS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Andrew Keatley's Alligators, a Hampstead Downstairs Original. Directed by Simon Evans, this burning new thriller asks how well we actually know those closest to us and explores how shameful secrets, that we thought long buried, can come back to bite us. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Marisa Matthews to Play Title Role in EVITA at San Diego REP; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for the first production of its 2017/18 season, 'EVITA.' (more...)

Wedding Night Sex Too Important to Leave to Chance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

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THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), opens tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 7, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Previews for the limited engagement began Tuesday, May 16. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Host WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Reading of SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1 at 5 pm, the Williamstown Theatre Festival will host a WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Play Reading of Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond at the Clark Art Institute.  The reading will be directed by WAM's Artistic Director, Kristen van Ginhoven. Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

Theater On The Edge Presents SUPERIOR DONUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Local actor Sean Philippe will be making his stage debut alongside the theater's resident ensemble cast members Allan Whitehead, Marco DiGeorge and Zack Roundy in Tracy Letts' 2008 comedy-drama Superior Donuts. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 4, 2017
by - Jun 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Melbourne Opera Presents Richard Wagner's Romantic Drama LOHENGRIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Following the great critical and public success of Tannhauser last year, Melbourne Opera is returning to the Regent Theatre to stage a new production of Richard Wagner's magnificent romantic opera Lohengrin, not performed in Melbourne for 15 years. (more...)


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Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

A Chicago Theatre Marathon Comes to Strawdog
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Chicago Theatre Marathon is a weekend-long, new work marathon event celebrating the diversity of Chicagoland theatre artists. The Marathon, subtitled "I Am Indomitable," will acknowledge the variety of identity characteristics and categories that make individuals unique, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression, socio-economic status, age, physical, mental and learning abilities, religious beliefs and political views. (more...)

Casting Announced for Tarell Alvin McCraney's WIG OUT! at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The National Theatre will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales by staging its first Queer Theatre event series from 6 - 10 July 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: MY COUSIN RACHEL at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Jun 20, 2017

My Cousin Rachel is a nice costume melodrama and will be enjoyed by many. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

ESPN Kicks off Celebration of 45th Anniversary of Title IX This Week
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ESPN will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX this week with cross-platform content across television, digital and radio, including a 24-hour marathon of live and classic women's sports programming airing across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Classic on Friday, June 23 – the date Title IX was enacted in 1972. (more...)

Segal Centre Worldwide Sensation LE PRENOM Gets Montreal Adaptation at the Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????The Segal Centre is proud to present the hit comedy What's in a Name? by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere adapted from the French by Michael Mackenzie. This wild comedy about a scandalous baby name is presented as part of the official program of Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations, July 9 through July 30. (more...)

Drake, Niall Horan Among Winners of iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards; Full List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

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MEN ARE FROM MARS Premieres at San Angelo Pac
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and 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 show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. (more...)

New Double Album LOST WEST END VINTAGE 1948-1962 Celebrates London's Forgotten Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

???????Following the critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End' (2015) and 'Lost West End 2' (2016), albums highlighted in both The Sunday Times and The Guardian, Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the 2CD set 'Lost West End Vintage' released on July 28th 2017. (more...)

Theatre Royal Announces Principal Casting for DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After some competitive auditioning, Theatre Royal, Glasgow is delighted to confirm the principal cast for this year's Stage Experience production of Disney's High School Musical. (more...)

Opera North Announces Key Cast and Creative Team for LA BELLE HELÈNE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

???????Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for La belle Helene, one of its three 2017 mainstage productions. Augusta Caso will sing the lead role of Helene, Peter Lake will play Paris and Eric Lindsey will sing Calchas. (more...)

The Velvet Underground And Nico Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Landmark Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Half a century after the 1967 release of their landmark debut album The Velvet Underground and Nico, the Velvet Underground's intrepid musical vision and audacious lyrical approach have yet to be equaled. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd and Hijinx Theatre Company Present World Premiere Production of BOHO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Theatr Clwyd and Hijinx Theatre Company today announces the co-production of the world premiere production of BoHo. Opening at Theatr Clwyd on Thursday 22 June, this production will transfer to Galeri in Caernarfon, where it will open the Hijinx Unity Festival at the end of June. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

The Comedy Blender with Host Amadeo Fusca to Launch New Monthly Variety Show in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

On Thursday July 13th, a new monthly variety show hits the New York circuit. The Comedy Blender is 75 minutes of nonstop laughs, giving some of the brightest names in the business a chance to bring you a night of their best sketches, stand up and comedic performances! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2017
by - Jun 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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