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Photo Flash: Meet the Side-Splitting Cast of the Next VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Billy Mitchell's 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out the cast below! (more...)

Parody Musicals, Solo Shows and More Slate for the PIT's Winter/Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater is happy to announce some of the programming for our winter and spring seasons the slate includes a diverse range of comedy and theater, from 'historical hip-hoperas' to epic parody musicals to solo shows from stand ups and internationally acclaimed performance artists and even plays in addition to their regular line up of improv and sketch shows. (more...)

Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Open in the West End Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein  - the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - will open in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow,Friday 10 February. (more...)

BWW Review: Glenn Close Is Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2017

With all due respect to the world class singers and dancers who trod Broadway's boards every season, watching Glenn Close completely enthrall and mesmerize an audience with her two dramatic solos in the new concert revival of Sunset Boulevard is a reminder that musical theatre is at its most thrilling when musical moments are enhanced by incisive acting. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates Historic Achievement at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

 Moments before the curtain went up on the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close, the stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber's productions came together to celebrate the legendary composer's historic achievement of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway with a commemorative photo.  (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Danny Gavigan
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 9, 2017

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Marks Four Musicals on Broadway with SUNSET BOULEVARD Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will celebrate four hit musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway when Sunset Boulevard opens at the Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue) tonight, February 9, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: Glenn Close Returns to SUNSET BOULEVARD- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995.  (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Gets the Inside Scoop on Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. (more...)

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Mel Brooks with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 12th. (more...)

BWW Review: 1st Stage's TREVOR Focuses on Absurdity
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2017

Living in Connecticut eight years ago when a chimp being kept as a pet ripped the face off a neighbor, I found it tough to see anything but stark horror in the attack. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Glenn Close Extends Ticket Sales Through June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The intensely buzzed about upcoming Broadway run of SUNSET BOULEVARD starring  Glenn Close was originally planned as a limited run through May 28th; however, ticket sales are now open through June. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Stars of SUNSET BOULEVARD Are Ready for Their Close Up in All-New Production Shots
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See all the brand new photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 1st Stage presents DC Region Premiere of TREVOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

How would you feel if the person closest to you, someone with whom you interact daily, whom you care for and who cares for you, didn't understand a word you were saying and vice versa? This communication challenge is the point on which balances the story of 200-pound chimpanzee, Trevor and his owner, Sandra. As a one-time commercial and television star alongside the likes of Morgan Fairchild, Trevor is desperate to prove his relevance in a world that has moved on now that he is no longer the adorable baby monkey of his youth. His owner Sandra swears he is still harmless and childlike, protecting herself from the realities of Trevor's dangers and the deep wounds of her own losses. Based on a true story, Trevor is a tale about how relationships, flaws, and excuses can tip-toe a delicate line between side-splitting humor and dangerous misunderstandings. Trevor and Sandra's relationship spins comically and dangerously out of control in this theatrical story by "Orange is the New Black" writer, Nick Jones. The Chicago Sun-Times hailed Trevor as a "hugely entertaining tragicomedy." (more...)

Jan Maxwell Signs on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Comedy Benefit This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Marquette Theatre to Stage Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Thornton Wilder's play The Skin of Our Teeth will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Paper Chairs Presents World Premiere HOT BELLY
by Frank Benge - Feb 6, 2017

HOT BELLY, a new play by Diana Lynn Small, is receiving a rolling world-premiere between paper chairs, happening first here in Austin, and then by the NYC/Chicago based company, The Syndicate. While Small has been a frequent paper chairs collaborator, this is the company's first time to produce one of her plays. It is also the first play ever produced in The Austin Public, a media and film studio on Austin's East side. The venue works as a perfect setting for this play which exists between live television and a daydream. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Presents CITY OF ANGELS 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Blue Hill Troupe, now in its 93rd season, brings "City of Angels" back to the stage. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, "City of Angels" chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to write a screenplay of one of his detective novels. Each scene he writes comes to life on stage, starring his hardboiled detective alter-ego, Stone. As Stone's life in the film plot gets more complicated, so does Stine's personal and professional life, until the point when the two plots intersect.  The amazing double score and story do what all good movies should, eventually winding up to two happy endings. (more...)

First-Row Orchestra Seats on Sale for Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the entire first row of orchestra seating for all announced performances of Hello, Dolly! has just gone on sale to the general public.  (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SUNSET BOULEVARD Returns!
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close and company are in previews for the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.) (more...)

Cast Announced for Hulu's Highly Anticipated Project MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The wait is over. Marvel has found their RUNAWAYS. Marvel Television announced today the first group of young actors has been set for MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS the highly anticipated project with popular streaming service, Hulu (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Where Is Alex???
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 3, 2017

Thursday's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY entitled “Jukebox Hero” explores how those who we may see as heroes all have their flaws if we look close enough. More on that later though…the real question is WHERE IS ALEX???!!! (more...)

VIDEO: Paul Thomas Ryan Performs McCasland's THE FALLING MAN from THE BONE ORCHARD MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues. (more...)

Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company and Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company - performing in a cabaret benefit, CSU's AHA! Festival, and a summer season at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Silent Screen Star Hits the Road in SUNSET BOULEVARD; UK Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian will present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Starring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and directed by Nikolai Foster, SUNSET BOULEVARD will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September), before touring the UK and Ireland. See the tour schedule below, with more dates to be announced soon. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
by - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 7, 2017! (more...)

Steppenwolf Adds One Week of Performances to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed Chicago premiere production of Straight White Men written and directed by Young Jean Lee. Hailed as "fascinating and hugely arresting" (Chicago Tribune, 3 ½ out of 4 stars) and "intriguing and entertaining" (Time Out Chicago), the production continues for seven additional performances, through March 26, 2017. Tickets ($20 - $89) to the additional performances of Straight White Men are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

1st Stage's Critically Acclaimed TREVOR Extended Until 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theater, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of Trevor by Nick Jones, directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy until March 5.   (more...)

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in Society
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Feb 15, 2017

As you walk into the theatre for Steppenwolf's production of Jean Lee's Straight White Men, you are offered ear plugs. Why? There is extremely loud music playing and it contains lyrics that could certainly be considered offensive to some. Starting off this way has likely, as we are told by two gender fluid actors, made 'some of you' uncomfortable. The idea is that we all live in varying levels of comfort in our society based on our race, sexual identity, or social status. (more...)

Milagro presents the Northwest Premier of LYDIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Milagro presents the 2008 Henry Award winner for Outstanding New Play, Lydia. Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical and magical story. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Greenman's wildly creative biographical play, LENI. Jon Tracy (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Breakfast With Mugabe) directs this multi-media play, called "a thought-provoking tour through the world of Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl" by Seattle Weekly. Featuring Stacy Ross (Gidion's Knot, Wilder Times) and Martha Brigham (The How and The Why).  (more...)

Kathleen Turner and More to Fill in the Blanks for the ACLU at VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks returns with an all-star benefit starring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee Kathleen Turner (War of the Roses, Serial Mom), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Buyer & Cellar), Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Gotham), and more to be announced soon. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of  FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman are pleased to announce the 2017/18 Season with 13 productions in four venues spanning September 2017 - May 2018.  With the start of the 2017/18 Season both Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman will renew their contracts with Milwaukee Rep for an additional four and six years respectively.  Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure at Milwaukee Rep in 2010 by introducing a musical into the Quadracci Powerhouse season, creating the New Play Development program, and adapting and directing the world premiere production of A Christmas Carol this past December.   With this contract renewal through 2021 he will continue his commitment to presenting world class works on all three stages.    Managing Director Chad Bauman came to The Rep in 2013 and will continue through 2023 per his contract renewal.  In his time here he has implemented a fruitful strategic business model that supports the theater's artistic vision with a focus on quality, inclusion, citizenship, innovation, and stability. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HIGHWAYMEN at History Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Feb 13, 2017

Hats off to the artists seeking a theatrical way to tell the story of how one thriving African-American community was demolished in order to build part of the Eisenhower era highway system. The city here is Saint Paul, MN, but similar history can be found in plenty of places: Charlotte, NC; Baltimore, MD; Pittsburgh, PA, among them. That's the matter at the heart of a new play, THE HIGHWAYMEN, at the History Theater, directed by Jamil Jude. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

Verge Theatre Announces March Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

See all the great events happening at Verge Theatre in March. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/11/2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norma's Back! Inside SUNSET BOULEVARD's Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See the stars take their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close stars in the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Florida Premiere of THE LOVE NOTE at Rise Above Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Rise Above Performing Arts will present The Florida Premiere of The Love Note this February at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center in Sarasota Florida. The musical that features book, music and lyrics by Gail Phaneuf made its Off Broadway debut in November 2014 at The Actors Temple Theatre. (more...)

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