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Rubicon Theatre Company Presents The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's 'Nibroc Trilogy'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast membersClarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close won London's Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond in 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. The award was presented last night, Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony hosted by Sir Elton John and Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - 2016 Reflection: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (TSOOT 2)
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Jan 9, 2017

'We've learned. We're learning. And the steps of our journey are marked for us here.' (The Skin of Our Teeth, Act III) (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HELLO, DOLLY!, Starring Bette Midler!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2017

Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents The Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Can an artist ever be truly "apolitical" if their work serves the ends of powerful political forces? (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, January 27, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, January 27, 2017! (more...)

Katherine Rundell's LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI to Make U.S. Debt at 4th Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is thrilled to announce the US premiere of the critically-acclaimed LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI, written by Katherine Rundell, based on Hector Hugh Munro (Saki), and directed by Jessica Lazar. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

This is the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film 'The Apartment'. (more...)

Bette Midler and the Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY Strut Down the Street for Women's Rights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Bette Midler, ensemble member of the highly anticipated Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY, joined women across the nation in marching in support of women's rights today (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play is currently in previews before a January 25th opening and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017


THE FULL MONTY, WILLY WONKA and More Set for The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway pizazz, hometown nostalgia, pure imagination, and parenting at its funniest - audiences can expect all this and more during The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Season. (more...)

People's Light Presents THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

People's Light invites you to delight in "one of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written" (The Wall Street Journal). Crafted with satirical wit and whimsy by beloved American author Thornton Wilder, and directed by Abigail Adams, The Matchmaker pits wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder against the vivacious and sly matchmaker Dolly Levi in a search for the perfect wife. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Men We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. From actors, to directors, to international pop stars, join us as BroadwayWorld remembers all the great men we lost in 2016. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Hosts Annual Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

This is the tenth year in a row that Elizabeth and Stuart Hodes are hosting a fundraiser in Manhattan for the non-profit East Lynne Theater Company. The date is Sunday, January 29 at 3:00p.m. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel and More to Ad-Lib in VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 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...)

Bozeman Actors Theatre to Stage MARJORIE PRIME at the Verge Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Bozeman Actors Theatre, in cooperation with Verge Theater, will present Montana's first fully staged production of "Marjorie Prime" in February and March at Verge Theater. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017


BWW Review: PROMISES, PROMISES, Southwark Playhouse
by Debbie Gilpin - Jan 18, 2017

Opening Southwark Playhouse's 2017 season, following a seasonal run of Kiki's Delivery Service in The Large, is a revival of Neil Simon's musical Promises, Promises. Based on the Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond film The Apartment, it incorporates the music of Bacharach and David, including hits such as 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again'. (more...)

NCTC Presents World Premiere of Jewelle Gomez's LEAVING THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

New Conservatory Theatre Center continues its 35th Anniversary celebration in March, proudly presenting the world premiere of Jewelle Gomez's Leaving the Blues, an NCTC commissioned play with music imagining the life of legendary Blues singer-songwriter Alberta Hunter (1895-1984). In the new play by the celebrated Gilda Stories' author, Hunter is backstage preparing for a professional comeback, knowing just how many doors to the past it may open. Spanning 60 years, Leaving the Blues imagines a journey through the public life Hunter led as an African-American musician, the private life she hid as a lesbian, and the ghosts that won't let her forget. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Photos from PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by Roy Tan - Jan 17, 2017

Burt Bacharach's incredible music and Hal David's brilliant lyrics come together with a book by legendary playwright Neil Simon in Promises, Promises - the hit Broadway musical based on the Billy Wilder film - The Apartment. (more...)

BLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This February, Goodman Theatre has joined citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its "Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond" series of events. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD, Starring Ria Jones, Will Bring Drama Across the UK This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Norma Desmond will bring drama to towns across the UK, according to the Leicster Mercury, which reports the Curve announced the news of a SUNSET BOULEVARD tour at its 2017 season launch this evening. (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Guests to Celebrate Demi Lovato at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. In his all new show Tim Realbuto: Made of Glass, Realbuto and friends will sing the tunes of pop superstar Demi Lovato. But don't expect to hear your favorite typical arrangements. Realbuto, longtime musical director Julianne B. Merrill, and 'Ghostlight' collaborator Matthew Martin will arrange many of Ms. Lovato's greatest hits to sound more jazzy and Broadway in style (although many of Lovato's classics will remain the same). (more...)

Glenn Close to Discuss Her Return to Broadway in SUNSET BOULEVARD on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

BWW has learned that on Thursday, January 26th, actress Glenn Close will stop by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway in the revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The first in Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017 Get Talking Series that highlights important voices in contemporary theatre - Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love) by Aaron Posner and adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut, makes its regional premiere in Houston on January 25 and runs through February 12. Directed by long-time Stages and Houston actor and director Sally Edmundson (Driving Miss Daisy, Auntie Mame, Amy's View), Who Am I This Time takes a good-natured look at love and the conundrums that accompany it through the interconnected stories of three couples, all set against the backdrop of North Crawford Mask & Wig Club - 'the finest community theatre in central Connecticut.' The play's New England everyman narrator and the poignant, often comic look at daily life and relationships are gently reminiscent of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Ryan Reynolds as 2017 Man of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces producer and Golden Globe nominated actor, RYAN REYNOLDS as the recipient of its 2017 Man of the Year Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Unveils Art for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 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. Scroll down for a peek at the official artwork for the show! (more...)

'Weird Al' Yankovic Partners with Legacy for Brand-New Career-Spanning Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

'Weird Al' Yankovic, rock music's legendary satirist, is partnering with Legacy Recordings and PledgeMusic for the release of Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of 'Weird Al' Yankovic, a career-spanning box set. (more...)

1st Stage Presents the Regional Premiere of TREVOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 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...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

London's Festival of Improv Returns with the 2017 London Jam and the 10th Annual 50-Hour Improvathon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

This January at Wilton's even the performers don't know what they are going to be performing! (more...)

Tim Realbuto Will Bring New Concert 'Made Of Glass' To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. (more...)

PIRANDELLO 150 Celebration to Honor Great Sicilian Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"Pirandello 150," a one-week festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello, will run at Film Forum from Friday, January 13 through Thursday, January 19. The series is part of 2017's city-wide "Pirandello 150" celebration. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY!, Starring Bette Midler, Adds Two Shows on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the upcoming revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has managed to squeeze two additional performances into its playing schedule to help accommodate the incredible demand for tickets. (more...)

Hanna Burke's Madeline Kahn Tribute Extends at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Join Hanna Burke and friends once more for our tribute to the great talent that was Madeline Kahn, a brilliant actress, singer and comedienne who left us much too soon. (more...)

David Cromer to Return to OUR TOWN for the Hypocrites Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The Hypocrites welcomes David Cromer back to Chicago for a dynamic reading of Our Town. Many of the original 2008 cast returns for this extremely special benefit event. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

BWW Review: 16 for 2016 - The Best Shows and Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 27, 2016

We surely needed theatre as a tonic for the horrors that defined 2016; here are the best of the best shows in the Bay Area. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Leads January's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Dec 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a visionary Tennessee Williams revival to Wayne McGregor and a Dahl musical adaptation, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, December 23, 2016
by - Dec 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, December 23, 2016! (more...)

ABC's 20/20 to Profile Lives of Legends & Notorious Figures Who Passed Away in 2016
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

During 2016 the world lost many legends, entertainers, newsmakers and political figures who changed lives, industries and the course of history. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Announces Actor Warrior Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City, is proud to announce its first 2017 offering. (more...)

The 2017 Gloucester Stage Season is Here!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Gloucester Stage Season!  (more...)

World Premiere, Return of Lindsay Crouse and More Set for Gloucester Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, recently announced the six-play lineup for Gloucester Stage's 38th Season of professional theater in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (more...)

Darkly Comic Corporate Thriller IDEATION Comes to City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Part dark comedy and part psychological thriller, Ideation takes us behind the closed doors of our corporate world, where motivations get murky and ethics are ambiguous. When a group of consultants come together to work on a mysterious project, they start to question the endeavor's true goals-and each other. Amidst office jargon and whiteboard scribbling that strike a familiar chord in Silicon Valley, Ideation mixes gripping suspense with sharp humor. (more...)

Bette Midler Talks HELLO DOLLY! Broadway Revival: 'It's A Tall Order!'
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016


Gwen Hall Pens 'Las Vegas/Online Dating (Swipe left)'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Hall's electrifying tale follows Harper, an attractive but overworked chef, who's struggling to find time for love. Looking at her odds, Harper decides to place her bets on online dating. (more...)

The Jewish Museum And FLSC Announce New York Jewish Film Festival Events, 1/11-24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. (more...)

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