Write Out Loud to Present 100 Years of Roald Dahl!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

WRITE OUT LOUD - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience, is excited to collaborate with San Diego organizations Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl - on Sunday, September 18th in Balboa Park from 10am - 5pm. (more...)

BWW Review: When Fantasy Goes Too Far...Public Citizen Theatre's THE MAIDS
by Krista Garver - Aug 9, 2016

Portland has a new theatre company! Public Citizen Theatre is the mostly crowdfunded passion project of Amanda Mehl and Aaron Filyaw. For their first production they've chosen Jean Genet's 1947 play THE MAIDS, a sadomasochistic look at domestic servitude, based on the true story of the Papin sisters and translated by Martin Crimp. (more...)

Los Angeles Revival of Arthur Kopit's ROAD TO NIRVANA Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater is proud to announce its next production, Road to Nirvana, by Arthur Kopit.  Kopit's hilarious and irreverent comedy asks how far people will go in pursuit of fame and fortune. The play runs fromSeptember 15 to October 15, 2016.  Managing Artistic Director Don K. Williams will direct. Williams recently directed the Harold Clurman Lab Theater's Ovation-nominated productions of Lebensraum and Long Way Go Down. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MATCHMAKER Is A Laughter-Filled Night Out
by Barry Lenny - Aug 8, 2016

Horace Vandergelder gets more than he bargained for when Dolly Levi finds him a wife. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 7/31/2016 - 8/7/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

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MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/31/2016 - CHICAGO at SummerStage and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 31, 2016

Today's big news: CHICAGO celebrates 20 years on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage! (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Aug 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Mel Brooks Remembers Good Friend Gene Wilder on TONIGHT SHOW
by - Aug 31, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, legendary comedian Mel Brooks talked about working with his good friend Gene Wilder over the years, including the origin of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/30/2016 - MY FAIR LADY in Sydney and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 30, 2016

Today's big news: Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre hosts an open house for students, and MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews, starts tonight in Sydney! (more...)

Playwright David Henry Hwang Writes on the Passing of Gene Wilder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Playwright David Henry Hwang, who worked with Wilder briefly in the early stages of his play M. Butterfly, just wrote a tribute to the stage and screen legend. Wilder was cast as Rene Gallimard- a role that was later played by John Lithgow after Wilder withdrew from the production. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Salutes Gene Wilder, Recreates Classic YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Scene
by Michael Dale - Aug 30, 2016

The gang at Off-Broadway's AVENUE Q saw fit to honor Wilder with humor, recreating a classic moment from YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Delivers Emotional Tribute to the Late Gene Wilder
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden fondly recalled his experiences with the late Gene Wilder, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83 (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016
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Drew Barrymore & More to Be Honored at 2016 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, more than 1,200 people will attend the Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Extends Through End of August at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

City Lights Theater Company is extending the run of its hit rock musical Green Day's American Idiot. While the show was originally set to close Aug. 21, the company has added five performances: at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 24-27; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. (more...)

MOVIES! Network to Air THE PRODUCERS in Special Tribute to Gene Wilder – Wednesday, 8 PM ET
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

MOVIES! Network is remembering actor Gene Wilder with a special presentation of "The Producers" this Wednesday night at 8 PM ET. (more...)

Temple Theaters Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Temple Theaters 2016-2017 season of performances at Temple University - dramas by acclaimed American playwrights, two Broadway hit musicals and a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristoffer Diaz and more. (more...)

AUDIO: Gene Wilder's Nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Shares Touching Remembrances
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

Gene Wilder, who originated the role of Billy Bibbit in the original 1963 Broadway production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and went on to star film classics like THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, died today from complications of Alzheimer's disease.  He was 83. (more...)

Gene Wilder, Star of 'WILLY WONKA', Mel Brooks Films and More, Dies at 83
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Gene Wilder, star of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - which will soon grace Broadway in a new musical adaptation - and Mel Brooks films such as THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, died today, August 29, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 83. (more...)

LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI Wins 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award; Heads to NYTW Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

This morning, at the Scotsman Award Ceremony in the Spiegeltent in St Andrews Square, award-winning children's author Katherine Rundell's debut play Life According to Saki won the coveted Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. (more...)

CASTINGS: SUGAR EL MUSICAL busca bailarines y bailarinas
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 26, 2016

El proximo miercoles 31 de agosto se realizaran audiciones abiertas para SUGAR EL MUSICAL, que regresa a Barcelona en una nueva temporada (more...)

LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI Wins 2016 Best of Edinburgh Award at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is proud to announce the winner of this year's The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the highest honor at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  The winner of The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award was announced at the closing ceremonies of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday, August 26th. (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, September 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, September 16, 2016! (more...)

MY NAME IS GIDEON to Make American Debut at Walkerspace This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after traveling across three continents, Gideon Irving makes his American stage debut with his new solo show, My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going To Die, Eventually, which opens Thursday, October 6th at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler On Gender Relations, Planting Trees and The Challenge of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

The last time Bette Midler graced a Broadway stage, she was the sole cast member of John Logan's I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. (more...)

Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre Present TWO HEAVENLY ONE-ACT COMEDIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Gallery Exhibition Celebrates Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has commissioned New York-based photographer Ashley Garrett to create a photographic portrait of each cast member for its upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Theatrefy Your Summer
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Aug 2, 2016

Summer is for friends, family, fun times, and fearing reading assignments. In the months of schoolless weekdays, some of us thespians do summer theatre camps, in and out of town. Some take master classes, or perform in mainstage theatre shows, or rehearse for show choirs or Thespian troupes. If you're an older theatre kid like me, there's also college-searching to be done. (more...)

Photographer Ashley Garrett to Present OUR TOWN Photo Exhibit, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

(Cold Spring, NY – August 2, 2016) Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has commissioned New York-based photographer Ashley Garrett to create a photographic portrait of each cast member for its upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The photographs will also be exhibited as a collection titled “This Is the Way We Were,” and will be on exhibition at Cold Spring's Gallery 66 from August 5 - August 28, 2016. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Brad Fryman Joins Cast of Twelfth Night at Old Stone House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

LanDan Consulting has announced that Brad Fryman (Artistic Director - Oberon Theatre) will take on the role of Toby Belch in South Brooklyn Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' directed by Paul Molnar and Dee Byrd-Molnar. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's Mother Kathleen Ruhl to Star in Chicago Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager. Directed by Jessica Thebus, the production will feature Kathleen Ruhl, surrounded by the Shattered Globe Ensemble. FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will play April 6 - May 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

Vintage Theatre to Present ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA This Fall in Aurora
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka' September 16 through October 30, at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (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...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

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...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

Amazon Music to Release Soundtrack for New Original Kids Series THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

On September 2, Amazon Music will release the soundtrack to the first season of the new Amazon Original Kids Series, THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW. (more...)

Single Tickets to Wharton Center's 2016-17 Season on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Individual tickets for many of Wharton Center's 2016-2017 season shows go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Dance, Music, Comedy, Shakespeare and More Slated for The Alden in McLean's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Alden in McLean's riveting 2016-2017 Professional Artist Series brings many of the sold-out, audience favorites' of past seasons back for an encore. The result is an amazing and diverse offering of some of the best performers in the dance, theatre and music worlds, all conveniently accessible to residents of the DMV. (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces September and October 2016 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Center for Jewish History has announced its September and October 2016 Programs. Highlights include programs focused on "Blood Libel;"  the 500th anniversary of the Venice ghetto;  a Berlin Films series; and a look at Rembrandt and the Jews. (more...)

Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opens in San Jose, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Opera San Jose opens its 2016-17 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Original Preschool Series THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW on Prime Video, 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, The Stinky & Dirty Show, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, September 2 on Prime Video in the US and UK, and in Germany, Austria and Japan later this year. (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...)

Women In Film Presents An All Star Line Up to Discuss Ageism In The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On Friday night, a panel of 8 industry leaders including Ashton Applewhite, B. Harlan Boll, Jobeth Williams, Lesley Ann Warren, Kathy Griffin, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Lynn Whitfield with moderator Sharon Lawrence, were brought together before an audience at the London Hotel by producers David C. Barry and Robyn Rosenfeld with the support of Women in Film for a panel on Gender Diversity and Ageism in Hollywood (more...)

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