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Trinity Square Repertory Theatre (Providence, RI, )
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A young songwriter Ben Shapiro is trying to make it as a Broadway composer, where his grandfather couldn't. Ben's father wants him to follow in his footsteps as a lawyer. Instead, Ben follows his heart and stages a reading of his grandfather's unfinished musical about a struggling composer at a swanky Miami resort in 1948.


The Sarasota Improv Festival is Back!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

It's that time of year again when laughter takes over the entire Florida Studio Theatre campus. 23 of the top improv groups from all over come to Sarasota to take risks, get raw, and get real on stage in a variety of improv formats. The 9th Annual Improv Festival will be held on July 13, 14, and 15. Passes are now on sale; 3 day passes are $75, 2 day passes are $65, Friday or Saturday passes are $49, and Thursday passes are $20. All festival passes are now on sale and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 941-366-9000, or by going online at floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

Art House's JC Fridays is Back This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Summer is quickly approaching, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 55 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, June 2, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Launches New Public Film Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 7, 2017

The rain was pouring down outside and the aroma of fresh hot popcorn wafted through the Morrell Meeting Room as a sizeable crowd gathered on this gloomy Friday evening at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick to enjoy a new public film series, created by MSMT, hosted by Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, and facilitated by Olivia Wenner, Group Sales and Outreach Manager. The project, part of MSMT's community outreach program, is entitled Film Fridays and offers free screenings in HD and surround sound of three movie musicals which will be produced in their stage versions this summer at MSMT. The movies are then followed by a talkback with Curt Dale Clark, moderated by Broadway World Maine Editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold and - to add a little levity and spice - by a special trivia contest with prize of two complimentary tickets to MSMT's stage show for the winner. (more...)

BWW Interview: Olivia Lepore, EMERGING TALENT MONTREAL, STUDENT EDITION at John Abbott Casgrain Studio Theater
by Maggie Owen - May 5, 2017

BWW Montreal Emerging Talent, Student Edition interviews the talented up-and-coming actress Olivia Lepore on her artistic journey, graduating from Theater School and next steps in her career. (more...)

HGTV Premieres Season 2 of Hit Reno Series VINTAGE FLIP, 5/25
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

Real estate agent and contractor Jessie Rodriguez and his design-savvy wife Tina turn their love of Southern California vintage homes into profitable transformations in the second season of HGTV's VINTAGE FLIP. (more...)

MFF Cabaret Returns to SubCulture This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Join your favorite Mark Fisher Fitness staff members this Saturday, June 3 at SubCulture (45 Bleecker Street) for 'Mark Fisher Fitness Unplugged,' an evening of song, dance, and sexy shenanigans benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Doors open at 8 PM and the show starts at 8:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now here. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Makes a Surprise Appearance at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Colin Quinn presented a stand-up comedy show for Bay Street's Comedy Club series on on May 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Venus in Fur by David Ives, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30pm.  This production will be directed by Blake R. York and stars Jacob Tice and Cassie Jo Fastabend. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Public Apology
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2017

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo took to BroadwayWorld.com's Facebook page to respond to Glenn Close's public apology for missing a performance on Mother's Day due to illness.  (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Kare - May 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer on June 26th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company to Host 1st Annual Ocean State Improv Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

You walk into a dark, mysterious room with no idea what might happen¬Ö and an entire night of entertainment effortlessly unfolds before you. A typical evening for a theatergoer, but a far less common experience for the actors themselves. (more...)

First Annual OCEAN STATE IMPROV FESTIVAL at the Contemporary Theater Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

You walk into a dark, mysterious room with no idea what might happen¬Ö and an entire night of entertainment effortlessly unfolds before you. A typical evening for a theatergoer, but a far less common experience for the actors themselves. (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - May 10, 2017

What could be better than SOMETHING ROTTEN! coming to the Orpheum in Omaha, Nebraska next week? SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Adam Pascal as Shakespeare! Now that's something to get excited about! (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Bronson Pinchot at Dad's Garage Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 1, 2017

I'm at Dad's Garage Theatre for the latest installment of Scandal, the weekly improvised soap opera that tells the story of the proprietors, employees, and guests of a 5-star hotel called The Four Sleazins and Danglerzzzz, a seedy strip club that shares the building space. A man in front of me raises his beer high above his head during the show, offering accolades to the weekend's special guest, Bronson Pinchot, best known for his work as Balki Bartokomous on the long-running sitcom Perfect Strangers. Pinchot plays a character named Klemm, an uber-famous director who's come to The Four Sleazins to deliver important news: his lover, Ashley Andover, is also his (gasp) daughter. Pinchot, as one might expect, looks at home on the stage as he reclines in a not-for-reclining chair and suggestively strokes a bottle he's shoved into his pocket, begging a fellow cast member to "touch it." Oh, and he does all of this while pretending to be blind, a character trait of his cross-eyed Klemm. After the show, I'm hurried into a backstage area. I enter from the left. Pinchot enters from the right. He moves fast, shoving a sandwich into his mouth with one hand and holding a drink in the other. It is impossible for us to shake hands, so he suggests that we bump elbows instead, and I comply. He drops into a chair and beckons me to pull up another. There is an openness about his body language and a warmth in his familiar eyes that sets me at ease. I feel like I'm sitting down with an old friend. And, in a way, I am. Because even though he doesn't know me, I know him. He's our cousin from Mypos. The one who's always involved in some misunderstanding. The one with the crazy accent. The one whose pictures I pulled out of Rolling Stone magazine to decorate the back of my bedroom door. And he's hardly changed at all. (more...)

Artist Ambassadors For Make Music Day 2017 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

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BWW Review: Can You Solve the Mystery of HOLMES, SHERLOCK, AND THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE?
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 8, 2017

Unbound Productions producers Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack have already proven they can create smart theatre based on classical literature. Their wildly popular Wicked Lit horror series at Mountain View Mausoleum has developed a loyal legion of fans who keep coming back year after year. Now they've taken their outdoor immersive theatre experience and expanded into the mystery genre, mounting their first major production under the moniker Mystery Lit with HOLMES, SHERLOCK AND THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE. Written by Josephson, directed by Millet, and designed by Rack, it combines three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries into one epic whodunit. (more...)

'DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST', ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and More Set for Contemporary Theater Company's Summer 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Shows under the stars, laughter spilling from the theater, and kids enjoying a snacktivity break - it's all in store for this summer at the Contemporary Theater Company! (more...)

He's a Little Sinatra. She's A Little Bit Sondheim: An Intimate Journey Through a Musical Theater Romance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founders and Artistic Directors Jay Montgomery and Tamara Jenkins are joining creative forces and sharing their personal story in the last production of the 2017 Season, which is focusing on what it means to be a theater artist. 'We are excited to be back in the performing saddle and having a blast working together. The show will be lots of fun with some sweet moments. And everyone will certainly relate to the universal themes in relationship dramas,' says Jenkins. 'We are also thrilled to be joined by Musical Director Andrew Smithson who was with us for our 2011 Harbor Lights' productions of Marry Me a Little, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and is himself a consummate artist and musician. We needed someone versed in multiple styles as the show covers many musical genres.' (more...)

BlackBerry AtHoc Signs New Customers and Partners in Australia and New Zealand as Demand for Crisis Communications Software Grows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

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BWW Review: SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - Jun 5, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that manages to surprise even the most unlikely of theatre-goers. Shows that seem geared towards a certain audience sometimes prove themselves able to entertain a vast array of tastes, more than they may have expected. This is the case of SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster Mill Playhouse, a play aimed to tickle the funny bones of an older crowd that still succeeds in getting a laugh from all ages. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Returns To Las Vegas For Jokesters Summer Comedy Jam
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Jokesters Comedy Club welcomes the return of standup comedian Don Barnhart to kick off their nightly Summer Comedy Jam Series inside The D Hotel Casino on Fremont Street. (more...)

Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances running June 28 - July 9, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Unearth The History Behind Your Fascinating Finds At Special Archaeology Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Amateur archaeologists are being invited to share their fascinating finds at two special free events being held at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. (more...)

BWW Interview: Candice Guardino and ITALIAN BRED at NJ Venues
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 27, 2017

Candice Guardino will visit New Jersey this summer performing at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park followed by Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre in August. (more...)

BWW Cabaret's PUTTING IT TOGETHER: GUTLESS & GRATEFUL - Introduction
by Cabaret Creators - Jun 26, 2017

This post is part of PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a new monthly series of narratives from artists putting together cabaret shows in New York. Each edition will be written by the show's creator and consist of two to four parts about the show's conception, creative process, and execution. (more...)

Jokesters Named Best Comedy Club In Las Vegas By Casino Player Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Jokesters Comedy Club inside the D Casino Hotel presents standup comedy the way it was meant to be: Live and uncensored each and every night at 10:30PM. Jokesters is the only full time Comedy Club in downtown Las Vegas and Casino Player Magazine named Jokesters the 'Best Comedy Club ' of Las Vegas for 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Go Under The Sea with Prince Eric Kunze
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 23, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid is coming to Wolf Trap from June 29 - July 2. The smash musical, based on the 1989 Disney film, will only be here for 5 performances. I had the opportunity to talk to Broadway Veteran, Eric Kunze, who plays Prince Eric. (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 Takes Playgoers Back To The Future
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2017

Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, the first human baby conceived by artificial insemination was born and the Tigers won the World Series, but for much of the world, the public perception of the year 1984 was forever shaped in 1949, with the publishing of George Orwell's dystopian novel, titled 'Nineteen Eighty-Four.' (more...)

Pride Weekend, Tori Scott, Shaina Taub and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for this week, June 21 - July 2. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg Talks Chipotle, Her Childhood on Broadway and Panic! at the Disco Heartthrob Brendon Urie
by Matthew Blank - Jun 15, 2017

A chat with KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg, who made her Broadway debut as a child opposite Bernadette Peters in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

JOAN CRAWFORD'S HOUSE PARTY Returns to the Footlight for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

She's Back! Doug Ba'aser revives his untouchable Joan Crawford impersonation in this "Favorite Fringe Show" award winner. (more...)

THE CHAMBER OF HORRORS Returns to St. George's Hall this Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Liverpool's spookiest Halloween experience is back. And it promises to be bigger, darker and scarier than ever. (more...)

BWW Blog: Casting Results of HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS
by Emma Suttell - Jun 11, 2017

The How to Succeed cast has been announced for this year's summer intensive at Sandra Day O'Connor High School and the students have several things to say. Everyone in the cast has successfully made it through an intense week of auditions, callbacks, and vocal rehearsals, and several of them are already proud of the immense progress everyone in the cast has made. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- James Meehan
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to James Meehan about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show As If I Hadn't Slept. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Hyprov
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to Asad Mecci about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Hyprov. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Stiff and Kitsch
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to Stiff and Kitsch about the two shows they're bringing to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Off The Top!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 3, 2017

BWW speaks to Jason Kravits about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Off The Top (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Presents SLAMMING DOORS: An Improvised Farce
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

All the hilarious mayhem you expect in a fast-paced farce, but it's all made up on the spot! The Contemporary Theater Company is bringing back their popular show Slamming Doors: An Improvised Farce for a second year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacob Haren Comes Home to San Diego with the BOOK OF MORMON Tour
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 20, 2017

Jacob Haren talks about falling in love with performing in San Diego, and being able to come back to town with the BOOK OR MORMON national tour! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Conor Drum
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Conor Drum about bringing his show All My Friends Are Dead to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Perfectly Imperfect Women
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks Danya Miller about bringing Perfectly Imperfect Women to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'I Feel Most Myself When I Am Acting': A Conversation with GREASE's Chelsea Williams
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 18, 2017

"I think other people first recognized that I was geared to being a performer. I didn't necessarily recognize that myself, but when I performed in my first musical in high school, I suddenly said to myself 'Nothing else makes me feel like this. I felt these amazing vibrations between me and the audience and me and the rest of the people on stage; I felt connected to the world - more like my true self myself that I had ever felt before, and that's how I knew." Chelsea Williams is talking about discovering her vocation as an actress and the creative journey which has taken her to the nation's leading theatres. This July and August the Windham, Maine, native returns to her home state to play Sandy in Maine State Music Theatre's production of Grease, which begins its run at the Pickard Theater on July 19. Williams made her MSMT debut last summer as Sophie in MSMT's blockbuster hit, Mamma Mia!, reprising the role that constituted her big career breakthrough. Like Mamma Mia!, Grease is blessed with an unforgettable score and a story that is both endearing and totally joyous, and the new MSMT production in which Williams stars promises to be the mega hit of the company's summer season. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

The Yayhoos Head Out On First Tour In Almost A Decade This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Americana supergroup, the Yayhoos will be heading out on tour for the first time in almost a decade. Eric Ambel (Del-Lords, Steve Earle, Joan Jett & The Blackheards), Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites, Homemade Sin), and Terry Anderson (The Woods, Olympic A$$ Kicking Team) will be joined on bass by Robert Kearns for this return to the road (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Kyle Robert Carter, Nic Cory and More to Walk Down the NYMF Aisle in I AM, I WILL, I DO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Romance comes to The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) as they announce I Am, I Will, I Do, a show that redefines relationship norms. The production, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, features book, music, and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. I Am, I Will, I Do will be directed by Christopher Scott with music direction by Matthew Croft. (more...)

BWW Review: BARBECUE: A Dysfunctional Family Roast
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 26, 2017

BARBECUE is a play about which one cannot say too much without ruining its considerable effect. Here's the minimalist FYI, things you need to know but that won't give anything away. It is written by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams, and features an ensemble cast of ten actors who all give great performances and disappear into their richly drawn characters. Taking place on a raised pavilion in a pastoral park, the lovely setting belies the serious nature of the subjects (substance abuse, family dysfunction, race) that BARBECUE serves up on a platter. And one more thing - it's a comedy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2017

Carrie Hope Fletcher has starred in numerous musicals, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and has also published two books. She's currently playing Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rice Elice's musical The Addams Family, which has just begun its nationwide tour. (more...)

SF Live Arts' Women in Music Series Continues with Claudia Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A favorite of Garrison Keillor on the Prairie Home Companion show, Claudia Schmidt has been moving and delighting audiences of all sizes and locations (from small venues to festival stages in front of 20,000 people) for over 40 years. (more...)

Sundial Brands Honors Tina Knowles Lawson With The Inaugural Community Commerce Impact Award, Presented By SheaMoisture
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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