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Eagle Theatre to Stage OUR TOWN, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Eagle Theatre will pay homage to the Greater Delaware Valley with a groundbreaking production of Thornton Wilder's Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Pulitzer Prize Winning play, OUR TOWN. (more...)

New Musical from ROCKY HORROR Team, THE STRIPPER, and More Among St. James Lineup, This Fall; Tickets on Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Tickets for all shows will go on sale to St. James Theatre members and friends on Monday 09 May at 10am and on general sale on Tuesday 10 May at 10am. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 5/13/2016 - 5/13/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 5/13/2016 - 5/13/2016! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/7/2016
by - May 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/7/2016. (more...)

Cast of LITTLE WARS Set for Reading, Signing at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomes an acclaimed cast, comprised of actors from the original New York production and from the play's Bermuda premier, for a reading of Steven Carl McCasland's play Little Wars. The 12:30pm reading will take place in the shop's downstairs Arthur Seelen Theatre. It will be followed by a signing with the playwright. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol Channing
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

The new HELLO, DOLLY! star posts a photo of her introduction to the role's creator. (more...)

Vorschau: SUGAR und deutsche Erstaufführung von SHYLOCK! am Theater Pforzheim
by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2017 des Theater Pforzheim fugt sich in ein großes Jubilaum der Stadt ein - 2017 wird  feiert Pforzheim den 250. Geburtstag der Schmuck- und Uhrenindustrie. Dementsprechend stehen Sinn und Unsinn des Goldrauschs, das Funkeln und die Widerspruchen des Strebens nach Macht und Reichtum auch im Zentrum des Programms. In der Sparte Oper stehen zwei Musicalpremieren auf dem Program, SUGAR basierend auf dem Billy Wilder Film, und die deutsche Erstauffuhrung von SHYLOCK! inspiriert von Der Kaufmann Von Venedig. Aus der letzten Saison wiederaufgenommen werden WEST SIDE STORY und das TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS. (more...)

Avant Bard Theatre Premieres a Devilish Comedy This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

Avant Bard presents a riotous new comedy inspired by real events. When a commedia dell'arte theater troupe in 17th-century France is bedeviled by a royal decree forbidding them from speaking onstage, the rambunctious actors stage an ingenious revolt. Taking a flying leap off historical fact, The Good Devil (in Spite of Himself) is a hilarious spoof on art and censorship. (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, June 17, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, June 17, 2016! (more...)

DWTS' Season Finale Delivers 6-Month Time-Slot High for ABC
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Opposite competition from the 2-hour finale of NBC's “The Voice,” ABC ran a strong second on the final Tuesday of the season in Total Viewers (8.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/5). In viewers and young adults, The Net marked its top Tuesday since November – since 11/24/15. (more...)

Vorschau: SUNSET BOULEVARD ab Herbst mit Pia Douwes in Dortmund
by Iris Moebius - May 24, 2016

Spannend wie ein Krimi erzahlt Billy Wilder in seinem 1950 gedrehten Klassiker Sunset Boulevard (Boulevard der Dammerung) die Geschichte einer großen Tragodin, deren Karriere durch den technischen Fortschritt schlagartig endete. Rund 40 Jahre spater macht Andrew Lloyd Webber aus diesem Stoff ein Musical, das mittlerweile selbst ein Klassiker geworden ist. Der Oper Dortmund ist es gelungen, die international gefeierte Pia Douwes fur diese Rolle zu gewinnen. Regie fuhrt Gil Mehmert, der nach Jesus Christ Superstar abermals einen Webber-Welterfolg in Dortmund in Szene setzt. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

Adele, Justin Bieber Among Winners of 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and TV host and international music sensation Ciara, was a must-watch night of show-stopping musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's hottest artists. (more...)

LA's Award-winning Best Badass Burlesque Returns with THE WRONG SHOW at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

LA's award-winning "Best Badass Burlesque" show returns with the show you Hate to Love, and Love to Hate - The Wrong Show:  Trigger Happy A Night of Politically Incorrect Burlesque  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

 Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present The Skin of Our Teeth, a timeless comedy by Thornton Wilder that has amazed audiences for generations with its unique theatrical style, huge, and not always human, cast and an epic story that spans centuries. The Skin of Our Teeth is a play in three acts, Artists Rep's production will include 3 to 10 Community Guest Stars in walk-on roles for every performance and will employ multimedia projections, live video feed and a cornucopia of masks. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

Legacy Entertainment Options Matthew Wilder's MORNING HAS BROKEN
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Legacy Entertainment Partners, LLC has announced its collaboration with Matthew Wilder to bring Morning Has Broken to international film audiences - based on true events, this is the story of a young runaway girl who moves in with a seemingly harmless, elderly, Academy Award-winning songwriter. It all seems perfectly normal...until his dark side unleashes a chain reaction of ghastly events. A very darkly comic treatment of an unfortunately very true Hollywood crime saga. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Host Annual Gala, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) will host its Annual Gala on Saturday, June 4 at its theater tent on the grounds of Boscobel House & Gardens in Garrison, New York. (more...)

PATIENCE & SARAH to Return to New York in Concert at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH returns to New York as a staged concert performance for two nights only - Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th at 7PM at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Sets 25th Anniversary Season: OUR TOWN, LUCKY STIFF & More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

ACTORS CO-OP has announced its 25TH SILVER ANNIVERSARY SEASON of shows! (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

Lauren Stanford to Bring MORE THAN YOU KNOW to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

MORE THAN YOU KNOW is a dramatic recreation of Helen Morgan's final night in residency at New York City's Simplon Club in 1932. Written and performed by Lauren Stanford, the play contains songs the chanteuse made famous, including Jerome Kern's 'Bill' and 'Why Was I Born. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Sets 21st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows to celebrate its twenty-first season of Broadway in Concert musicals.  The MTG 2016-2017 season includes: PROMISES, PROMISES; THE SPITFIRE GRILL; HALLELUJAH, BABY! and STATE FAIR. (more...)

Ethiopian Funk-Rock Group Debo Band to Release ERE GOBEZ Album This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

This Friday, May 20, 11-piece Ethiopian funk-rock group, Debo Band, releases their sophomore album, Ere Gobez. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Theater to Present ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Ziegfeld Theater will present the Utah theater premiere of Rock of Ages, Broadway's hilarious and sexy homage to the Wilder side of the 80s, complete with live rock band and a "We're Not Gonna Take It" attitude. (more...)

Musicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 32nd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 10 with a visit from irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's classic 'Hello, Dolly!' playing through June 25. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars today through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, June 16 and 23. (more...)

1st Stage Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

'Our 9th Season is guided by 1st Stage's promise to provide breadth and depth of storytelling for our community,' stated 1st Stage Artistic Director Alex Levy. 'This unique line-up of plays, some of the greatest in the American theater, utilizes humor, humanity, warmth, and drama to tell perceptive and, at times, heart-wrenching stories about American life. Our mission is to create a deep connection between our art and our audience, and this incredibly diverse season of stories will do just that.' (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN is a Poetic Look at Life, Love and Death
by Jason Carlos - Jun 8, 2016

The Shaw Festival tackles Thornton Wilder's masterpiece OUR TOWN, directed by Molly Smith. The quiet tale is presented in three acts, following the story of a small town at the turn of the century. A number of years pass between each act, allowing for audiences to delve deeper in the lives - hopeful and tragic of its townspeople. Starring Charlie Gallant, Kate Besworth and Benedict Campbell, this moving production also features Patrick Galligan, Catherine McGregor, Patrick McManus and Jenny L. Wright. (more...)

BWW Review: Hope and Humor Spring Eternal in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Jun 8, 2016

If you've been wondering whether you should see THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep, the answer is yes. Here's why. (more...)

Yacht Rock 2016 Set for MPAC, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

It's the 'Greatest Show on Surf'! Enjoy your favorite '70s light rock hits as performed by the Yacht Rock Revue,T featuring special guests Ambrosia ('How Much I Feel'), Player ('Baby Come Back'), Robbie Dupree ('Steal Away') and Matthew Wilder ('Break My Stride').  Yacht Rock 2016 sails into Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-$69. (more...)

This Year Penguin Young Readers and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate Celebrate 100 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the author of beloved stories such as Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The BFG. Two of Roald Dahl's most popular novels, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, were written while Roald Dahl lived in the U.S. and were inspired by American culture-finding success here first before going on to become global bestsellers. (more...)

Paula Vogel Coming to Playwrights' Center, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Celebrated playwright and teacher Paula Vogel will spend two days at the Playwrights' Center in June as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Vogel's visit will conclude with a public conversation on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Reservations for this free event are encouraged: pwcenter.org/vogel, info@pwcenter.org or (612) 332-7481. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater's Performs OUR TOWN at the Hole in the Wall Theater
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

The weekend of June 24 through 26, the Teen Company of New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT) will perform Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN at the Hole in the Wall Theater in downtown New Britain. (more...)

BWW Review: AN OCTOROON Brings Hilarity and Hard Truths to Woolly Mammoth
by Ellen Burns - Jun 6, 2016

"Out of every eight drops of my blood, seven are red, but one is black." In those words, spoken with despairing apology in An Octoroon by Zoe, the titular octoroon, the illegitimate daughter of a plantation owner, are revealed the most profound and internalized depths of racism. Like a root vegetable, where the substance of the plant is buried under the ground, it truly visible only when you yank it out to examine what has grown underneath. In this case, what's above ground is a brilliant adaptation by playwright, 2016 Pulitzer finalist (for Gloria), and DC-native Branden Jacobs-Jenkins of an 1859 play by Anglo-Irish Dion Boucicault; a play that caused controversy and sold-out houses in somewhat equal measure when it played at the Winter Garden Theatre in the looming shadow of the Civil War. (more...)

Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES Returns to London in 2017
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

PROMISES, PROMISES, the hit Broadway musical based on the multi Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon, is to get its first London production since its 1969 West End premiere. (more...)

Kelrik Productions to Present WILLY WONKA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

From the Producers of PETER PAN, SHREK and DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Kelrik Productions returns to the Spanos Theatre with a sticky-sweet confection of 'Pure Imagination' in Roald Dahl's timeless story, WILLY WONKA! (more...)

City Lights to Stage Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This summer, City Lights' intimate theater will be bursting with the powerful music and perpetually youthful rage of Green Day's American Idiot. Based on the hit album, this punk-rock musical promises to be even more electric than usual-up close in a 100-seat theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOOD DEVIL (IN SPITE OF HIMSELF) at WSC Avant Bard
by Roger Catlin - Jun 23, 2016

It turns out that there's a reason that WSC Avant Bard's production of The Good Devil (In Spite of Himself starts 15 minutes late. The actors who are running frantically back and forth for last minute details and consultation are actually already in character. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE MATCHMAKER at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. The production will open on July 22 and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

BWW Interview: The Kilroys Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler: Striving For Gender Parity
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

Winkler saw interest in her work increase dramatically when a play was placed on The Kilroys' The List (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Donald Trump to Answer Questions from Faith Leaders in United in Purpose & My Faith Votes Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

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Running Wild This Summer: Dunkin' Donuts Serves New Wildberry Smoothie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

This summer, the menu at Dunkin' Donuts just got both a little cooler and a little Wilder. Guests seeking a delicious new choice to keep on running throughout the season can now enjoy Dunkin' Donuts' newest Fruit Smoothie flavor, Wildberry. The Wildberry Smoothie is freshly-prepared with creamy low-fat yogurt, blended with real strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. Wildberry Smoothies are available all day for a limited time at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants, joining the brand's other Fruit Smoothie flavors, Strawberry Banana and Tropical Mango. (more...)

MR. TOOLE to Play Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Mr. Toole, a new play written by award-winning playwright Vivian Neuwirth will have its World Premiere at The Midtown International Theatre Festival on July 21st. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, this play is a deeply personal reflection on the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning, 'A Confederacy of Dunces.' The play was inspired by Vivian's time as a student of Mr. Toole's at St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, AIDA & More Set for Moonlight's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Steven Glaudini, producing artistic director of Moonlight Stage Productions, announces the 2017 season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater to Continue Platform Series with OSLO's J.T. Rogers & Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, begins its 19th season on Wednesday, July 6 at 6pm with J.T. ROGERS and BARTLETT SHER, the writer and director of LCT's production of the new play OSLO, currently in previews and opening on Monday, July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  (more...)

WILLY WONKA to Run 7/1-10 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

A world famous yet mysterious candy man is about to invite five lucky children into his magical chocolate factory, where delicious adventures await. The Yardley Players present 'Willy Wonka,' a musical based on the famed Roald Dahl book, at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, July 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on July 1. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyone Wins THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR
by Marietta Lunceford - Jun 13, 2016

When people in the community try their hand at theatre, including people with no experience and do so with fun and love while raising money for a good cause, I think we are all winners. And to quote THE RED VELVET CAKE WARS , 'you can agree with me, or you can be wrong!' Kudos to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany for helping us to put the world outside away for a couple of hours and  making us all laugh. This fun show will be performed again this coming weekend, Friday & Saturday: June 17 & 18, at 7:30 PM and Sunday: June 19, at 2:30PM. (more...)

American Dance Institute to Perform at The Kitchen This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

American Dance Institute (ADI), continuing to find new ways to support contemporary dance artists, will present performances in New York City for the first time this summer, offering five premieres over the course of five weeks at The Kitchen, June 2 - July 2. The third of ADI's New York premieres at The Kitchen will be celebrated choreographer Jane Comfort's You Are Here, June 16-18. (more...)

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