Award-Winning Indie Love Story HONEYGLUE to Hit Select Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Actor ZACH VILLA is earning high-praise for his transformative starring role as a gender-bending rebel in James Bird's (Eat Spirit Eat) award-winning indie film HONEYGLUE, hitting select theaters this month including Los Angeles on June 10 th. (more...)

SARAFINA! Set for Mann's 2016 Young People's Concert Series, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present the musical Sarafina! to kick off the Mann's 2016 Young People's Concert Series on June 14. This special performance, presented by the Mann, Howard University's Department of Theater Arts and NEWorks Productions, is a musical inspired by the 1976 Soweto Student Uprising, when more than 10,000 South African youth boldly defended their right to an education that affirmed their cultural identity and heritage. Now, 40 years later, the inspiring story of these brave South African students comes to life on the Mann's main stage in this production by Howard University. Sarafina! is Directed by Eric Ruffin with choreography by Jakari Sherman, the book, music and lyrics are by Mbongeni Ngema and arranged by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

Majestic Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

After an exhilarating year of celebrating the Majestic Theater' 90th Anniversary, how could anyone top the excitement and fun that was had by all at the Majestic? Well, Jeffrey W. Gabel, Founding Executive Director of the Majestic Theater can and did with his new line-up for the 2016-2017 season! Celebrate this fabulous line-up as "Mr. Majestic" announces that tickets go on sale at 12 noon on June 10 (members-still time to join) and June 17 (general public). (more...)

U.S. Premiere of THE GOOD EARTH to Open at The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

MOTHERLODE THEATRE, RCT Theatres, in association with Wales Millennium Centre, and Arts Council Wales, presents the US premiere of THE GOOD EARTH at The Flea Theater.  (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from THE BFG
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The BFG soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available at physical and digital retailers, plus streaming services on July 1, 2016. 'The BFG' opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, FUN HOME & More to Offer Specially Priced Tickets in Celebration of July 4th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

A group of hit Broadway shows are providing a special $40 discount on tickets for July 4th weekend, as part of a new initiative – Star-Spangled Broadway. This special discount is available for Chicago, The Crucible, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, She Loves Me, and Something Rotten!. A full description of these shows and a schedule of performances with the special $40 tickets can be found below.  For more information: visit StarSpangledBroadway.com. (more...)

Judith A. Dempsey Releases JOSHUA'S JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Author Judith A. Dempsey observes how people today settle differences - by means of violence. Assassinations, terrorist attacks, school shootings and even the entertainment and gaming industry encourage the use of violence to put an end on conflicts. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of Taylor Mac's A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse, having just concluded an immensely successful inaugural season in its "stunning" (New York Magazine), "gorgeous" (The New Yorker) new theater on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront, kicks off its 2016-17 season with a highly anticipated event five years in the making: the World Premiere of Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. The "staggering magnum opus" (The New York Times) performance art concert is Mac's subjective history of the United States, told through songs that were popular throughout the country, and in its disparate communities, from 1776 to the present day. From September 15 through October 8, Mac, a 24-piece orchestra and a vast group of special guests will perform this massive spectacle in two ways: as a series of concerts covering three decades each, and in a one-time-only, non-stop, 24-hour marathon performance. (more...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Backway on The Watermill's WATERSHIP DOWN
by Jenny Ell - Jun 17, 2016

Richard Adams' best-selling novel Watership Down is opening shortly at the picturesque Watermill Theatre; not far away from the location that inspired the well-loved story. Towards the end of the rehearsal period, BWW:UK speaks to James Backway who is playing Hazel in this stage adaptation. He was mostly recently seen in War Horse in the West End where he played Albert until the production closed. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Sets 2016-17 North American Tour Route: Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Susan Brown and James McArdle Join the National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Marianka Swain - Jun 14, 2016

The National Theatre confirms today that Susan Brown, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett will join Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Russell Tovey in the cast of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. (more...)

AS LONG AS I HAVE MUSIC Album Of Songs By Songwriters Eyles And Gould Now Out
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

BWW reports on the release of the album of new musical theatre song-writing by Rob Eyles And Robert Gould with vocals by a stellar West End cast. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Palace Theatre Sign Assures No Live Owls in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Michael Dale - Jun 10, 2016

After a preview incident, the live birds have been replaced with realistic props. (more...)

Live Owls Removed from Production of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

During Tuesday's performance, an owl which makes a brief flight during a scene, escaped into the theater rather than returning to its handler. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Immersion Theatre to Launch Open-Air UK Tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

A stellar cast of actors has been announced for Immersion Theatre's brand new Open-Air adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Reimagined Cello Featured in New Short Film with BBC Proms and 59 Productions
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2016

Multi award-winning artists 59 Productions, the team behind the video design of the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, have joined forces with the BBC Proms and internationally acclaimed cellist, Sol Gabetta, to create a brand new film, 'Cello', to celebrate the 2016 BBC Proms season. The film, and a 'making of' video, will be featured on the BBC Proms website and BBC iPlayer as well as shared widely on social media platforms. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Amy Shindler's BURNING BRIDGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Sally Knyvette and Theatre503 today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Burning Bridges, a new play by Amy Shindler.  Knyvette directsAnne Adams (Kate), Rae Brogan (Sarah) and Simon Bubb (Dan). The production opens at Theatre 503 on 16 September, with previews from 13 September, and runs until 8 October. (more...)

Marlowe Theatre to Celebrate 5th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

THE MARLOWE Theatre, Canterbury, has announced details of its fifth anniversary celebrations in October, and everyone is invited to join in. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irish Repertory Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of QUIETLY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 29, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater, presents the US premiere of theAbbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay, previews began July 20, at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) with opening night  last night, July 28, 2016. QUIETLY plays a limited engagement through September 11, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY, Opening Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater, presents the US premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay, previews began July 20, at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) with opening night set for tonight, July 28, 2016. QUIETLY plays a limited engagement through September 11, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Acclaimed Revival of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Announces National Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Dates have been announced for a national tour of Fiasco Thater's acclaimed off- Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Top 10 London Family Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Struggling to fill the school holidays, and no luck getting Cursed Child tickets? Fear not - there are plenty of fantastic London theatre options for family audiences. (more...)

The MAC to Present National Theatre Live's ONE MAN, WHO GUVNORS Encore & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

New for its 2016-2017 Season: McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. at College of DuPage presents encore broadcasts of National Theatre Live's International Series, part of the U.K.'s National Theatre's groundbreaking project a selection of world class, award-winning British theater productions to local venues around the world. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

BWW Review: Intimate EQUUS Provides Startling Take on Pain and Passion
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 21, 2016

EQUUS, presented and directed by Jeremy Seghers, now playing through July 24th at Orlando event site The Acre, is not a show that will appeal to everyone, as it treads not so lightly on a number of rather taboo issues. That being said, if your sensibilities are not easily rattled, the story of a startlingly damaged boy, performed in a unique theatrical venue, is a dramatic experience not to be missed. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

BWW Review: K ARTS BALLET Sets A New Standard for Excellence
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 13, 2016

The maxim 'Go big or go home' holds. That's one thing that can be said for Korea National University of Art's 'K Arts; Rising Stars of Korea Gala': they dance big; Bolshoi big. The leg extensions were never below 9 o'clock and more often than not floated past 12 o'clock; the pirouettes were never fewer than two and frequently zoomed from three to six; the grand jetes soared with clean splits every single time; and the manner always roared 'I LOVE TO DANCE AND I LOVE YOU TOO'! (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Continue Season with HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Continuing Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season of professional theatre is HOME. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) July 28th - August 5th at 7:30pm with a special matinee performance on August 3rd at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $30-$42 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

Free Tickets and Contribute Your Photos to Edinburgh Festival's DEEP TIME
by Marianka Swain - Jul 12, 2016

The Edinburgh International Festival has released thousands of free tickets for the launch event of the city's summer festival season, the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time. Tickets are available from www.eif.co.uk allowing Edinburgh residents, visitors and tourists to book and experience the largest free, ticketed event of its kind in the UK, on Sunday 7 August at 10.30pm. A second limited release will be available on Monday 1 August, with a further very limited release on Saturday 6 August - the day before the event. (more...)

Matt Lapinskas Joins Cast Of BEN HUR At Reading Rep
by Edward Baker - Jul 11, 2016

Reading Rep has today announced the cast for its upcoming production of Ben Hur which runs at The Hexagon in Reading from 1-3 September 2016. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere of Elinor Cook's PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Casting is today announced for HighTide, Vicky Graham Productions and Theatr Clwyd world premiere production of Elinor Cook's new play Pilgrims for which she won the 2013 George Devine Award.  Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the production which premieres at the tenth annual HighTide Festival of new plays from 8 - 18 September before moving to the Yard Theatre in London from 20 September - 15 October and then Theatr Clwyd from 18 - 29 October. (more...)

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater Sets A London Theatre Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA proudly presents a 3 day, HD theatre festival direct from London. National Theatre Live broadcasts will feature Tony Award winner & host of "The Late Late Show" James Corden, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren. Individual show tickets may be purchased or save  28% by purchasing a festival pass to all 6 shows! (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT', Broadway's Longest-Running Play in More Than 10 Years, Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A friendly reminder! There is just one more week to see the Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time before it closes on Broadway Sunday, September 4 at the Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Stacey Snider to Assume Leadership of Twentieth Century Fox Film This September
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA, FOX) announced today that it will complete its previously announced leadership succession at Twentieth Century Fox Film on September 1, 2016 when Stacey Snider assumes the role of Chairman and CEO. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 Coming to A City Near You!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe Lead RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, are to head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME. (more...)

Jordan Roth Instagrams 'First Day of School' Photo for FALSETTOS Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The revival of FALSETTOS began rehearsals yesterday afternoon. President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth, captured a candid moment depicting the smiling faces of some of the revival's most notable names, including Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block and Tracie Thoms, smiling and ready to tell a million stories. (more...)

Photo Flash- First Look: THE GOOD EARTH at The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MOTHERLODE THEATRE, RCT Theatres, in association with Wales Millennium Centre, and Arts Council Wales, presents the US premiere of THE GOOD EARTH at The Flea Theater. This acclaimed Welsh folk play with music is directed by “one of the most powerful and influential women in Welsh theatre” (Wales Online), Rachael Boulton (director of Blackout at the Royal National Theatre in London) . The limited New York engagement, prior to its World Tour, is currently playing at the upstairs space at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, New York, NY 10013. Performances continue through Saturday, September 3rd, 2016. Opening Night is Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.theflea.org. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY Extends at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater, announced an extension for the US premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Goes on Sale This Week at Cobb Energy Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Fox Theatre in partnership with the Cobb Energy Centre announced today that individual tickets for the return engagement of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for John Harvey's DARKNESS DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Initial casting has been announced for the Nottingham Playhouse and New Perspectives production of John Harvey's own adaptation of his acclaimed novel Darkness Darkness which receives its premiere this autumn. (more...)

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