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Adapted from the Viennese operetta Bei Kerzenleicht by Robert Katscher and Karl Farkas

Ocean State Theatre Company Expands 2016-17 Family Fun Fest with 'POLKADOTS' & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Looking for something to do with your kids? Why not introduce them to the magic of live theatre at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick! Ocean State Theatre Company's Family Fun Fest features a variety of performances being held on select Saturday mornings, which this year has been expanded and will be offered from September through June. (more...)

BWW Interview: STYX at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Sep 6, 2016

Styx comes to NJPAC on Sept. 22. (more...)

Don Barnhart Finds a New Home - DOWN AND DIRTY AT THE D, Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

From the top comedy clubs, cruise lines and colleges to the front lines in Afghanistan comedian Don Barnhart seems to have done it all and now he's bringing his hysterically funny stand up comedy show to Las Vegas nightly at Jokesters Comedy Club inside The D Casino Hotel on Fremont St. (more...)

Linda Vu to Perform at Jokesters Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Just back from her third trip entertaining the troops overseas, Asian American comedian Linda Vu will join the nightly lineup of comedians at Don Barnhart's "Down & Dirty" Comedy Show at Jokesters Comedy Club inside the D Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Nigel Harman On Reviving Berkoff's LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by Marianka Swain - Sep 29, 2016

As an actor, Nigel Harman's numerous credits include EastEnders, Guys and Dolls, Downton Abbey and Shrek The Musical, the latter of which he also directed. He's now helming the revival of a Steven Berkoff double bill: Lunch, about an abortive one-night stand, and The Bow of Ulysses, revisiting the couple after 20 years of marriage. The plays star Shaun Dooley and Emily Bruni, and begin at Trafalgar Studios on 6 October. (more...)

BWW Interview: Damian Buhagiar On Returning To IN THE HEIGHTS
by Marianka Swain - Sep 27, 2016

Damian Buhagiar's credits include the UK tour of Jersey Boys and Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith. He's now returned to the West End production of In the Heights in the role of Sonny, which he originated at Southwark Playhouse in 2014, in time for the show's first birthday at King's Cross this Friday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Andy Moss Talks GHOST THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 23, 2016

Actor Andy Moss is best known for his roles on TV dramas like Hollyoaks, Doctors and Cutting It, but he's currently taking on a very different challenge: the UK tour of Ghost the Musical, performing alongside Sarah Harding. (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
by Erica Miner - Sep 22, 2016

Tenor Peter Marsh, who makes his Seattle Opera debut as the villainous Hexe in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel next month, shares his insights on the subject (more...)

BWW Interview: Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 20, 2016

Playing the oldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, is Paige Silvester. The role was made famous by the recently deceased Charmain Carr (may she rest in peace) in the 1965 film by the same name. Silvester hails from Sacramento, California; earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan; is no stranger to the stage; and writes a really fun blog. She grew up dancing, singing, and acting, and has performed The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, and was most recently seen in the ensemble of the Broadway 1st National Tour of EVITA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Kick Off Bemelmans Residency at The Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 19, 2016

Get a shine on your shoes and a melody in your heart! While you're at it, 'Give a tug to your tie, put a crease in your pants,' and head to The Carlyle on Sunday nights as Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso begin their fall residency at the legendary Bemelmans. (more...)

BWW Interview: Colman Domingo on His Intervening BARBECUE, Hollywood & Controversies
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2016

Playwright Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE deservedly earned a rousing reception (and standing ovation) from The Geffen Playhouse's enthusiastic opening night audience September 14.  BroadwayWorld and I had a chance to chat with O'Hara's frequent collaborator, actor/playwright/director Colman Domingo a few days after his directorial success. (more...)

Audrey II to Invade Shadowbox Live in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

? It's green, it's mean, and it's a people eating machine!  The Audrey II invades the stage at Shadowbox Live in two weeks at the opening of Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Party Animal, Inc. Launches NFL Mad Lids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Just in time for NFL season, Party Animal, Inc., the company behind TeenyMates 1-inch collectible sports figures, is introducing a new line of mini-collectibles this month called Mad Lids. Mad Lids are collectible mini sports caps sold in blind packs that feature the official colors and logo of a professional sports team, just like a regular sized cap. Each blind pack comes with two NFL team caps and two buildable and connectable display stands. The small but highly-detailed molded plastic caps also feature tiny New Era logos to add to their authenticity. NFL Mad Lids are available now at Target stores and other retailers nationwide, with more league caps coming soon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Betty Buckley at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Sep 15, 2016

Betty Buckley comes to NJPAC on Sept. 17. (more...)

Learn a Few Things About Gran, in GRAN'S BAG - a Fun, Heart-Warming Family Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016


BWW Blog: Monica Furman - Senior Year, Week 2: The Importance of Performer Professionalism
by Guest Blogger: Monica Furman - Sep 14, 2016

This semester, I am enrolled in two theatre classes--Shakespeare II and Business of Acting. For the latter, we have a workshop-style class every Friday where we discuss our preparations for our BFA Showcase and post-grad plans, as well as meet with industry experts. This week, we met with a Los Angeles casting director who spoke about the importance of being professional, which is what sparked this blog post. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler - The Final Weekend
by Guest Blogger: Meggie Cansler - Sep 12, 2016

It's the final weekend of Broadway Under the Stars for 2016! Let's check in with Transcendence Artist Meggie Cansler... (more...)

They Ain't Never Had a Friend Like James: Corden Makes Cameo Appearance in Aladdin!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

You Never Know what might happen with live theatre, and that was certainly the case for the lucky audience members who got to witness Tony Winner, Tony Awards Host, and everyone's favorite Carpool Karaoke driver, James Corden, in a cameo role at the Friday night performance of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway. Corden apparently assisted the Genie in the musical's show-stopping number, 'Friend Like Me.' No word yet as to what Corden and the rest of our friends from Agrabah are cooking up, but I'm sure we'll find out soon enough on The Late Late Show. In the meantime, check out some of the tweets from fans who were abuzz with excitement at intermission and after the performance's curtain below! (more...)

BWW Review: Get Ready to Play Your Part in DELUSION: His Crimson Queen, an Interactive Horror Experience
by Shari Barrett - Oct 7, 2016

DELUSION is the premiere first-person horror experience where audiences are an essential part of the storyline. In order for the Sullivan children to make good on their quest, they must interact with their environment by unearthing clues, engaging with the strange and surreal characters of the villa - all the while doing our best to survive and not stumble on precariously dark staircases while dealing with many surprise characters who pop out of the most unexpected places. But the experience is more than just vampires popping out. YOU are part of the action and can wield incredible personal power to hold off danger, especially when the entire audience of 12 works together. You really will feel you are part of the unfolding story. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Cortale, with Seth Rudetsky, Presents Judy Kuhn in 'Broadway In New Orleans' Concert at NOCCA
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 6, 2016

Lucky for all of us here in New Orleans, Mark Cortale is again bringing his Broadway in New Orleans series to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) beginning tonight at 7:30pm.  The first concert of the 2016-2017 series features an actor/singer who you may know from any number of Broadway shows such as LES MISERABLES, SHE LOVES ME, and most recently FUN HOME.  Or, if you grew up in the 90s like me, you may know her as the barefoot running, Native American, Disney princess Pocahontas.  Is "Colors of the Wind" anyone else's go-to road trip jam? (more...)

Teresa Giudice Joins Dr. Oz To Discuss How She Transformed Her Mental and Physical Health Behind Bars
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Tomorrow, Real Housewife Teresa Giudice reveals intimate details from her time behind bars she's never shared before. Guidice tells Dr. Oz about her new passion for yoga, her current relationship with her husband, and turning the tables to forgiveness in life after prison. (more...)

Review Roundup: TICK, TICK...BOOM Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 21, 2016

George Salazar, Nick Blaemire and Ciara Renee star in Keen Company's production of Tick, Tick...BOOM!, a thrilling work by the late, great Jonathan Larson. The production opened last night, October 20, Off-Broadway. (more...)

Eden Espinosa, Norm Lewis and Kelli O'Hara to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown's wildly successful and acclaimed concert series is returning to SubCulture in 2016, and just announced for this fall and winter are Broadway superstars Eden Espinosa, Norm Lewis and Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

BWW Interview: Isa Briones of EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Oct 20, 2016

If you have the opportunity to see Cabrillo Music Theatre's splendid production of Evita this weekend, you will no doubt be drawn to the electrifying performances by its stars, Cassandra Murphy, as Eva Peron, and Marc Ginsburg, as Che (profiled in our October 4 story - ). But there is another, younger, performer who we predict will be a big star, whether it is on the stage, in films, or on television. Her name is Isa Briones. Isa, who is just 17, is a high school senior who comes out of the ensemble to play the part of Argentinean dictator Juan Peron's unnamed mistress, who gets shooed out of the president's palace by Eva and sings the lament, 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.' It is one of the most quietly exquisite moments in the entire musical. Prior to playing in Evita, Isa was astonishing in Pico Playhouse's production of Next to Normal, in which she played the part of confused teen Natalie Goodman. We had a chance to visit with Isa, and found out that not only is she no novice in the world of performing, she has a perceptive and mature perspective on performing and working within a character in a musical. VCOS: Isa, when I looked at your website and checked out your credits, I was stunned by all the things you've done and that you are still only seventeen. It helps when your parents are in show business, too, doesn't it? (more...)

Broadway's Marc Oka is Featured in Hollywood's Frankenstein - A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Obsession, Desire and Ambition explored through the eyes of a madman. Frankenstein - A New Musical with music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen, is based on the Gothic Horror Classic by Mary Shelley, and brought to life with panache and flair. This musical follows the ill-fated life of an ambitious Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. (more...)

BWW Opinion: THE BLACKLIST - Where is Season Four Heading?
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 18, 2016

Broken relationships, broken bodies, and a hint of Stephen King - what direction will Season Four ultimately take? (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company to Present THE AIRBORNE JUGGLERS 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

World class performers Joe Murray and Susan Kirby have traveled the globe entertaining audiences for over 20 years. Highlights of their professional career include performances in Japan, Europe, The Bahamas, Aruba, and The Cayman Islands. Here at home they have entertained in 43 of the 50 states at a wide variety of events. Joe and Susan have been privileged to share the stage with numerous entertainers including Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, John Mellencamp, Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy and Billy Gardell, to name a few.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole Surprises Caruso & Stritch at Bemelmans Bar
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2016

Christine Ebersole who is currently appearing at Cafe Carlyle dropped in to say "hello" to her friends Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch during their Sunday night residency in Bemelmans .  Of course it wasn't just a "hello".  The lucky folks at The Carlyle got to hear some great singing by Christine, with Billy Stritch at the piano adding some vocal harmonies.  You Never Know who's going to come in and say "hello" to the sophisticated duo, and now that Billy is also Tony Bennett's pianist/conductor. (more...)

Ricky Gervais to Host Original Primetime Game-Show FIVE TO SURVIVE for ABC
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

ABC has given a series order to FIVE TO SURVIVE . The one-hour game show will feature priceless interactions between funnyman Ricky Gervais and kids who will assist grown-up contestants with answering questions for a chance to win a large cash prize. (more...)

BWW Recap: Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Simard Guest on YOUNGER as Liza Saves a Bookstore
by Matt Smith - Oct 12, 2016

Liza's got it all in for herself in this week's installment (and yes, I know I say that every week, but with this show and her predicament, would you really expect anything less?) After settling everything by 'roasting marshmallows' with Josh, Liza gives him a break this week (once again, to contemplate their relationship) but also to head back to New Jersey once again. And no, she's not pickin' up any truffle butter this time 'round; she's going to cash in on a brilliant idea to save a bookstore… with less than favorable results. (Okay, yes, I know I say that every week, too, but seriously.. come on! Have you seen the show?!) Meanwhile, Kelsey heads back into the dating scene, Lauren ends up in a dating dilemma… and somewhere in there, Diana passes out. It's all ahead (or behind), so if you're intrigued…. read on, read on!! (more...)

BWW Review: SKULLDUGGERY: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet, a Rowdy Good Time
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 11, 2016

I love a good prequel, especially when a contemporary playwright decides to take on the back story of a hallowed play by the likes of William Shakespeare. I mean, come on. Daring to tread on that playing field takes some guts because you know before you begin that audiences are going to have high expectations of your work. They also know where you need to end your story in order for Shakespeare's to begin so getting there must be highly inventive and worthy of its foregone conclusion. (more...)

NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC Premieres Tomorrow on Seeso
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Emmy and WGA Award winning and Grammy-nominated comedian Wyatt Cenac brings his NYC stand-up comedy staple to Seeso today with “NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC,” a freewheeling mix of stand up, music and other surprises, where anything can happen and anything is welcome. (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

Dr. Esther Sternberg's Book, 'Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being,' Inspired Just-Completed Installation of Art in All of Vermont's Hospital Rooms
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016


BDIC Releases End of Quarter Shareholder Letter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016


BWW Blog: Casey McGuire - Memorize!
by Guest Blogger: Casey McGuire - Jul 5, 2016

Memorization is what makes theatre; we memorize lines and cue and put everything together to tell a story, but in many cases, it is why a person doesn't do theatre. The big "M" word scares them away. Memorization can be tricky but you shouldn't be afraid of it because everything always seems to work out (at least in all my experiences they have). Here are some tips to help you memorize your lines faster. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Samantha Baines
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2016

BWW speaks to Samantha Baines ahead of her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show '1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox'. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Pippa Evans
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 29, 2016

BWW speaks to Pippa Evans about her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Same Same But Different. (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - THE LION KING's Newest 'Nala' Adrienne Walker
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 27, 2016

Today, Adrienne Walker speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning show and explains why her casting 'just kind of swept me off my feet!' (more...)

LA Podcast Festival 2016 Set for Sofitel Los Angeles This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Los Angeles Podcast Festival 2016 (aka LA Podfest 2016), featuring live recording sessions of dozens of popular podcasts, panel discussions, parties, a podcast lab, and stand-up comedy, will take over Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, 2016. (more...)

FRIGID New York at Horse Trade Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade announces their 2016-17 season which will include a World Premiere by playwright J.Stephen Brantley, two World Premieres from their newest resident theatre company, The Dirty Blondes, the inaugural production of Hot Tramp Productions, the annual Pumpkin Pie Show, and new editions of the Gotham Storytelling Festival, the HP Lovecraft Festival, Burlesque Blitz, STEMFest, PolitiKos, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, and the 11th Annual FRIGID Festival.  (more...)

Sylvan Productions to Present Comedy Festival, THE BESTIVAL, This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Be prepared for a weekend of funny as folks that have appeared on popular comedic outlets like Conan, Comedy Central, VICE and SF Sketchfest gather to produce a festival for all humorists alike to enjoy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Declan Bennett on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Marianka Swain - Jul 14, 2016

Actor and musician Declan Bennett has successfully maintained dual, often intersecting careers as a singer-songwriter and musical theatre performer. He's had chart hits both with band Point Break and as a solo artist, and has tackled several iconic roles, including Roger in a US tour and Broadway run of Rent, Guy in the UK premiere of Once, and now Jesus in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar. This new production at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre celebrates 45 years since the show first opened, and the intimate, gig-like experience - with performers playing instruments - promises to be very different to the recent arena tour. (more...)

Meet the Sommelier: Nancy O'Connell WINECRASHER Wine Director and Co-founder
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 13, 2016

We interviewed Nancy O'Connell, the Wine Director and Co-founder of Winecrasher. (more...)

2016 Burbank Comedy Festival Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Top national headliners and 250 emerging comedians will converge for the 3rd Annual Burbank Comedy Festival with a record number of shows, afterparties, and general hilarity from Sunday, August 14 to Saturday, August 20, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Samuels On Sisterhood, Sexual Liberation and VANITIES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 27, 2016

Lauren Samuels became a household name thanks to BBC reality show Over the Rainbow, and has since had starring roles in Bend It Like Beckham, Grease and We Will Rock You in the West End and The Last Five Years at Tabard Theatre. Now, she's joining Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly in the European debut of American show Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios, directed and choreographed by Racky Plews. It follows the travails of three friends as they go from from cheerleading and sororities to jobs, families and hard-won wisdom. (more...)

BDIC Q2 Revenues Up 146% Company Posts 4 Straight Quarters of Increasing Sales Growth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016


sweetFrog To Host Alex's Lemonade Stands
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

sweetFrog has announced that it will join the national movement to fight childhood cancer by hosting Alex's Lemonade Stands in shops nationwide from August 20-31. sweetFrog locations will serve strawberry lemonade sorbet in their own unique version of a lemonade stand and collect donations to fund research projects searching for better treatments and cures for all childhood cancers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Jacobson Waxes Poetic on Theatre, Church & Playwriting
by Gil Kaan - Aug 15, 2016

Prolific playwright Tom Jacobson will have the world premiere of his latest theatrical work CAPTAIN OF THE BIBLE QUIZ TEAM opening August 27, 2016  (weekends only) through October 3, 2016.  This immersive piece (with the audience as the congregation) will be presented at venues to include the Lutheran Church of the Master, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Hollywood Lutheran Church.   (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

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