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Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit With a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD for three performances only, December 16, 17 & 18, 2016.  The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its creation at the theater where it was born, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at brownpapertickets.com.   (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Denver Regional Awards Update - Caleb Baze, Colleen Johnson in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its exciting spring/summer 2017 season. (more...)

Technical Reports on IT Services Equities -- Atlassian, Unisys, Wipro, and Syntel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Candlebox, Stephen Lynch, Josh Ritter & More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces an intimate acoustic duo performance by '90s Seattle rock & roll band Candlebox, comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor Stephen Lynch, contemporary folk artist Josh Ritter andmore. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 1, at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Danielle Hope to Join Star-Studded Cast of DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

With less than one month to go until the opening of Birmingham's favourite pantomime, Qdos Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce that West End actress and singer DANIELLE HOPE will join JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER and MATT SLACK in this year's magical, festive production of Dick Whittington from Mon 19 Dec 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017.  (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Critic's Choice: Best of Maine 2016
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Nov 29, 2016

Having had the privilege to serve as Broadway World's Maine Editor for more than three years now, I can say With pride that the state, though remote as it may seem from the epicenter of the theatre world, Broadway, is blessed to be home to so many thriving theatre companies who produce exciting, vibrant seasons. As I compiled my list for 2016 With many familiar names, I was also struck by the extraordinary consistency of excellence these companies maintain. Here are my personal choices of the best in Maine, grouped by theatre and show. (more...)

Royal Family Productions Presents a Reading of Keenan Scott II's THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

 Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director) will present a stage reading of Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early,  directed by Chris Henry  as part of its developmental series.  The reading will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 2pm at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are FREE and available to the Public. Limited seating, please RSVP to marybrennanrfp@gmail.com. (more...)

European Arts Company Presents BEAU BRUMMELL – AN ELEGANT MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This brilliant black comedy by Emmy award-winning Ron Hutchinson (Rat in the Skull, Moonlight and Magnolias) casts light on the patron saint of dandies - Beau Brummell (1778 - 1840). Sean Brosnan (Dr. Who, The Forsyte Saga) and Richard Latham (Casualty, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em) bring this exciting revival to life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Surprises Jim Caruso's Cast Party Audience
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 29, 2016

Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane Wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003 was very special Monday night as stage, screen and TV star Michele Lee surprised and wowed the audience which included Michael Feinstein. (more...)

Combined Artform presents The 15th year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays With Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

MAGIC AT CONEY in Brooklyn this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Magical Promotions, together With Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns With a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 11/29 - 12/6 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Nov 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 11/29 - 12/6, airing on NBC (more...)

Cybec Electric 2017 Celebrates the Work of Finest Asian-Australian Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

2017 will see Melbourne Theatre Company's playwriting initiative, Cybec Electric, partner With Asia TOPA, the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, to celebrate our finest Asian-Australian playwrights from Thursday 23 February - Saturday 25 February at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler.  (more...)

Photographer Susan Johann Book Signing Event at Signature Bookstore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The work of award-winning photographer Susan Johann has been featured in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States. (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association With Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan "knee whack" ice skating scandal. With book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, direction and choreography by Jon Martinez and musical direction by Aaron Benham, TONYA AND NANCY will play November 26 - December 30, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterWit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Australian Ballet's 2017 Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Goes on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole With The Australian Ballet's 2017 season of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©. Earmarked as the ballet blockbuster of the year, tickets will be in high demand when they go on sale to the public on Thursday 8 December 2016. Telstra customers have pre-sale access to tickets from 10am today.  (more...)

MOANA, ZOOTOPIA Among Nominees for 44th Annual Annie Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. (more...)

CPT at Playhouse Square Presents David Sedaris' Acclaimed Holiday Comedy THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, returns With a holiday favorite, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, produced by the Cleveland Theatre and presented at the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square this holiday season. Tickets are $30 can be purchased online at www.playhousesquare.org or by phone by calling the PlayhouseSquare Box Office at (216) 241-6000 or (866) 546-1353. (more...)

Launch Season Announced for Broadway Theatre Letchworth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Olivier award-winning producer Sue Scott Davison, Creative Programmer of the Broadway Theatre - a new mid-scale theatre in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, only half an hour from London - today announces the venue's inaugural season which will run from February to May 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre503 and Sleeping Trees Present SCROOGE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

After the sell-out successes of Cinderella and the Beanstalk, award-winning Sleeping Trees return to Theatre503 With the world premiere of Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves - a glorious cocktail of everyone's favourite pantomimes, directed by highly acclaimed Simon Evans (The Dazzle, Bug, Silence of the Sea). (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 11/28 - 12/5 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Nov 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 11/28 - 12/5, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: CHELSEA on Netflix 11/30 - 12/2
by TV Scoop - Nov 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHELSEA on Netflix 11/30 - 12/2 (more...)

December 2016 Programming Highlights at Seeso
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

SEESO DECEMBER 2016 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre presents David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, announces the return of a holiday favorite, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, produced by the Cleveland Theatre and presented at the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square this holiday season from December 1st through December 18th. CPT's production of The Santaland Diaries is directed by CPT's Cathleen O'Malley and stars Ray Caspio as "Crumpet the Elf." (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 11/24
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Below, check out monologue highlights from the November 24th broadcast of LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS on NBC. (more...)

Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will celebrate Sayre's debut comed album "The Gay Agenda" With a  special night at UNCABARET at Au Lac (710 West First Street, LA 90012) on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 12/2- 12/9 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 12/2- 12/9, airing on NBC (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards Update - John Arthur Greene, Judy McLane Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Cirque Mechanics to Bring Steampunk-Inspired PEDAL PUNK to Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Step right up and marvel at the daredevil antics and mechanical wonders of Pedal Punk, Cirque Mechanics' steampunk-inspired show at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13. (more...)

Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Scoop: CHELSEA on Netflix 12/7 - 12/9
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHELSEA on Netflix 12/7 - 12/9 (more...)

WEISENTHAL Riveting One-Act Theatrical Performance Presented at the Grand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents writer and actor Tom Dugan in the one-act, off-Broadway theatrical performance, Wiesenthal, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

George Bailey Lassos Juneau This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Perseverance Theatre actor-in-residence James Sullivan loves It's a Wonderful Life so much he will do it all for you-every character and all your favorite scenes. It's one of those films that becomes a part of you. You watched it every year as a kid; lines bubble up when you least expect it-"Susu's petals," "no man is a failure who has friends," "Atta boy, Clarence!" Revel With your friends and neighbors in this generations-old story that magically remains part of our collective imagination.??????? (more...)

Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 12-18, featuring Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's Guide to Christmas, Frank DiLella's "ShowBiz After Hours" With Nikki M. James, Matt Doyle, Michael Longoria & Alysha Umphress, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Opens At Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Stageworks Theatre presents its fourth production of the season, THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon, running January 27 through February 19. (more...)

BWW Review: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Bridge House Theatre, 30 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a magical Christmas show that sets up the festive season even for an old Bah Humbug! man like him. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends RIDE THE CYCLONE Due To Popular Demand – Now Through December 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/ 8 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/ 8, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - Nostalgically Witty
by Lynn Beaver - Dec 1, 2016

Neil Simon's autobiographical comedy about his days as a writer in 1950's television, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, currently playing at City Theatre is an excellent way to spend an evening With charm and nostalgic Wit. (more...)

MTC's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBLERLEY Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Marin Theatre Company decks the halls-and stage-this holiday season With Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,by Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, and  MTC's former Director of New Play Development Margot Melcon. This light-hearted continuance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice picks up two years after the end of Austen's tale, With the focus this time on middle sister Mary Bennet, now a talented and confident young woman who comes into her own With curiosity and Wit while visiting the Darcy household at Pemberley for the winter holiday.  (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/7 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/7, airing on NBC (more...)

MTV2 to Bring Back MTV's Classic HOTTEST MC'S Franchise, Starting 12/16
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MTV2 is bringing back MTV's classic 'Hottest MCs' franchise With 'MTV2 Presents: Hottest MCs in the Game 2016,' airing on Friday, December 16 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

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