McLean Community Players to Present FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The McLean Community Players' production of Footloose, the high-energy rock musical based on the movie of the same name, opens Friday, July 8, 2016, and runs weekends through July 24 at McLean's Alden Theatre. Footloose was adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The music is by Tom Snow with additional music by Kenny Loggins, Sammy Hagar, and Jim Steinman and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Footloose opened on Broadway in 1998 and ran for more than 700 performances. The score features such pop-rock hits as 'Footloose' and 'Let's Hear It for the Boy.' It was nominated for four Tony Awards. Director/Choreographer Shaun Moe leads an award-winning cast and crew for MCP's production of this explosive musical. (more...)

The Moving Art Collective to Bring Two Shows to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Moving Art Collective, a movement-based theatre ensemble will showcase two shows, Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and Thirteen's Spring, both directed by Fernando Belo at the Hollywood Fringe Festival beginning June 3rd 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, The Garrick Theatre, 25 May 2-16
by Liz Cearns - May 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford direct Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the penultimate show of the Branagh Company's year long residency at the Garrick Theatre. This well-known cast includes Richard Madden, Lily James, Derek Jacobi and Meera Syal. (more...)

Say It With Pepsi!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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OSF Receives $25,000 Shakespeare in American Communities Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of 40 nonprofit, professional theatre companies chosen to participate in the 2016-17 Shakespeare in American Communities program. OSF will receive a $25,000 grant award from Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, in support of efforts to expose underserved students and teachers to the works of William Shakespeare. (more...)

World Premiere of THIRTEEN'S SPRING Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Moving Art Collective, a movement-based theatre ensemble will premiere Thirteen's Spring, written by Amanda Jane Shank and directed by Fernando Belo, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 4th, 2016 at The Actor's Company in Los Angeles. (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Receives Arts Midwest Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

? Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of IDOMENEO at Garsington Opera
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Idomeneo at Garsington Opera 2016 is a new production from director Tim Albery and conductor Tobias Ringborg. Tim gave an insight into his plans for the staging and what the opera means to him.  Performances are June 19 - July 11.  Check out the video below! (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summer is on its way, and the Contemporary Theater Company is gearing up for a great season in Downtown Wakefield! (more...)

'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2016

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present "The Met: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons in select U.S. cinemas nationwide. (more...)

Listen to a New Track from LAILA: THE MUSICAL, Coming to Queens Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Laila: The Musical, presented by Rifco, will be at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch from May 17-21 as part of its UK tour.  Preview a song from the show below! (more...)

The Mountain Play Announces WEST SIDE STORY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Mountain Play -  Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of West Side Story, which will be ready to rumble in the San Francisco Bay Area this May. (more...)

STNJ Education Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's acclaimed touring company for young audiences enters its 20th season in 2016. Since 1997, Shakespeare LIVE! has presented more than 1,700 performances to more than 600,000 students at more than 850 schools and performing arts centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, traveling as far south as North Carolina and as far north as Maine. (more...)

Vibrating Universe Release Debut Album 'Birth of Truth'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Vibrating Universe is proud to announce the release of their debut album Birth of Truth, an ambitious (18) song double album that spotlight's the arrival of composers/vocalists David & Brian Pardine in grand fashion.  Birth Of Truth features music production & guitars performed by and co-written with Derrick Klybish.  The first singles from the album are 'Young Love' & 'Realm Of Skin', which will be available for download at www.VibratingUniverse.com on March 29th, in advance of the official album release due out later this Spring on iTunes & Amazon.  (more...)

'X Factor' Finalist, Lola Saunders Joins SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME UK Tour - Further Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie.  (more...)

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME with THE X FACTOR Finalist Lola Saunders Set for King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Final casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces New Season
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce its exciting autumn 2016 season. This season the theatre has cut its £2 transaction booking fee. Instead, customers who want their tickets posted will be asked to pay a small charge to cover postage costs.  (more...)

BWW Review: PALS Shows Superior Effort
by Marietta Lunceford - Jun 8, 2016

PALS, an original work written by nine students from Spain Park High School and drama teacher Eric Reid St. John, is based on letters from and some of the events of World War I. When the British joined the war, Lord Kitchener, the Secretary of War decided to make brigades out of groups of young men from the same communities, same churches, schools and factories. These PALS brigades would train and fight together. The town of Leeds, England was one of those communities who sent most of their young men into battle together and it is from their stories that SPHS created this piece of art. (more...)

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Set for New Orleans Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

This summer the Festival will present Shakespeare's beloved comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which gives us some of the Bard's most memorable and hilarious moments. Proteus has a devoted best friend and a girlfriend who adores him, but all that changes when he meets Sylvia. Cross-dressing, music, outlaws, broken hearts, and a scene-stealing dog make this one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. (more...)

YA Romance SIGNS OF LIFE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

'Signs of Life toes the line between romance [and a] thriller, and readers expecting superficial elements may find its story line disturbing, thought-provoking, and even cage-rattling, at points. But, romance is like that.' - Midwest Book Review (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Shia LaBeouf Stars in Road Drama AMERICAN HONEY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Below, check out the official trailer for AMERICAN HONEY, starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough and McCaul Lombardi. (more...)

THE COUNTRY HUSBAND to Premiere at the UNFringed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

John Cheever's The Country Husband, a short story so sublime that it supposedly caused Ernest Hemingway to wake his wife Mary in the middle of the night so that he could read it out loud to her, is making its stage debut in Eddie Aronoff's adaptation at the Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival in Long Island City this August. (more...)

Judy Blume Set for Writers on a New England Stage, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The best-loved American author Judy Blume comes to town with her latest bestselling novel for adults, just out in paperback. Ms. Blume has touched generations of readers with such memorable novels as Summer Sisters; Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; and Wifey. In IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT, she takes us back to 1950s Elizabeth, New Jersey, where real-life tragedy strikes as a series of airplanes fall from the sky, leaving the community reeling. (more...)

Oddsocks Productions to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?This June, the Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to welcome Oddsocks Productions with their brand new touring production of Much Ado About Nothing; a high octane version of Shakespeare's witty battle of the sexes featuring well-known pop hits from across the decades.  (more...)

MADI WOLF's 'Lucky' Out Today on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Even before its official digital release, MADI WOLF's new single 'Lucky' has garnered incredible support from several sources. (more...)

R.D. Goullette & A. De Guerre Pen GATE KEEPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

R.D. Goullette & A. De Guerre, both devoted writers and authors, have completed their new book 'Gatekeepers': a gripping and potent work that delves into the ideas of worship, passion and fate. With artwork by Geo Brawn IV and guidance from publication coordinator Eris Poland and special consultants Anne De Guerre and Steve Lund, 'GateKeepers' is a Young Love story packed with knife fights, gun fights, sword fights, fist fights, as well as strong female leads, religious undertones, and questions of morality and judgment. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

Island Stage Left Continues Performances of ROMEO AND JULIET This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Island Stage Left's 'Romeo and Juliet' returns to its Wold Road home, next weekend, August 5th through 21st, following a short tour and a successful run at Roche Harbor. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Orsini, Connolly, Campion & Armand in Costume for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of Young Love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run August 14 - September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 14 - 19. Opening night is Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company below! (more...)

See Blue's Anthony Costa in SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME Next Week In Cardiff
by Edward Baker - Jul 21, 2016

Join Antony Costa and Lola Saunders on a trip through the music and magic of the early sixties with SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME. Following the story of two teenage girls going on holiday without their parents for the very first time, this spectacular show will transport you back to music's golden era.  (more...)

Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.) (more...)

Figuratively Speaking: 'Love: From Cave To Keyboard, Imagined By Pepsi'' Explores History Of Non-Verbal Communication In New Interactive Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City Launches Explorations, New Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the Explorations Series, a new initiative of Lyric Opera of Kansas City. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET
by Keith Waits - Jul 11, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare: A Daring Romeo and Juliet (more...)

Elm Shakespeare Company Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Elm Shakespeare Company brings magic to Edgerton Park for it's 21st summer season with Shakespeare's most beloved comedy, presenting 16 free outdoor performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream directed by Tina Packer of Shakespeare & Company, Lennox, MA. (more...)

2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Unveils Discovery Program Featuring 35 Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today its Discovery programme showcasing 35 outstanding and absorbing feature films, including 16 World Premieres, by first and second time feature directors from Canada and across the globe, sponsored by Dropbox. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kieran Campion, Pascale Armand and More in LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of Young Love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run now through September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is Saturday, August 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Singer-Songwriter KELSEY NORENE Releases Debut EP 'Find Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Emerging Portland-based Singer-Songwriter KELSEY NORENE releases her debut EP titled 'Find Me' on August 16. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Takes On A New And Dramatic Look
by Barry Lenny - Aug 15, 2016

This production has it all. (more...)

Photo Flash: Closing Week for Island Stage Left's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Island Stage Left's 'Romeo and Juliet' plays its Wold Road home through next weekend, August 19th through 21st, closing out a three-week run that follows a short tour. As Stage Left continues the professional quality for which it is known, it is celebrating its eighteenth birthday with some of Shakespeare's most breathtaking and unforgettable characters. Just three days left to see the magic of Shakespeare in this beautiful, timeless story of Young Love, hot blood and destiny - one of his best-known and most-loved masterpieces. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2016

Shakespeare & Company presented The Two Gentlemen of Verona last night and Broadwayworld was at the opening.  Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Croy, this early romantic comedy takes a gleeful look at the fickle nature of Young Love, playing in-the-round at the Tina Packer Playhouse throughSeptember 4, 2016. (more...)

Sneak Peek - New Season of TLC's 90 DAY FIANCE, Premiering 9/11
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

TLC's hit docu-series, 90 DAY FIANCE returns with more incredible twists and dramatic turns than ever before. (more...)

Jenna Langbaum's THE NIGHT OF BLUE AND SALT to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Jenna Langbaum is producing, directing and performing her play THE NIGHT OF BLUE AND SALT as part of this year's New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On the heels of announcing the Theater's expansion with an innovative performance venue known as The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare and in the midst of a full calendar of programs around the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson share the line-up for the Theater's 2016-17 Season. The twenty productions range from works inspired by Shakespeare and world premieres to standout performances by artists from around the globe. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and Director
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

Barrtlett Sher and Adam Guettel made their Broadway debuts with this complex romantic musical. (more...)

Martin's 'PICASSO,' Morisseau's SKELETON CREW & More Set for The Old Globe's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Announced OCTOBER SKY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Old Globe today shared its 2016-2017 Season, including world and West Coast premieres, second looks, comic favorites, plays with music, classics-and, of course, Shakespeare and the Mean Old Grinch return again too! (more...)

BWW Review: Wilbury Group Slays with MURDER BALLAD
by Andria Tieman - Apr 19, 2016

At its core, MURDER BALLAD is a simple and timeless story of a love triangle (or quadrangle) gone wrong.  What makes this show so fresh and compelling, is the fantastic addition of catchy, funny, heartfelt songs and the excellent direction of Wendy Overly and set design of Josh Christofferson.  Wilbury Theatre Group is quickly developing a reputation for staging exciting and fresh musicals, and Murder Ballad is no exception. (more...)

BWW Review: MACHU PICCHU Reinforces The Imperative Of Carpe Dium
by Barry Lenny - Apr 18, 2016

The ending is very powerful and affecting, and sends the audience out with emotions stirred. (more...)

BWW Review: WOLVES ARE PEOPLE TOO, Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Emma Cann - Apr 12, 2016

Wolves Are People Too is an exciting new collaboration between the jazz group Hansu-Tori, Birmingham Royal Ballet choreographer Kit Holder and artist-illustrator Trou. Based on the 2012 cult anime film Wolf Children, the production follows two part human, part wolf children as they mature into society. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, FORST OF ARDEN & More Set for Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Having just completed successful and critically acclaimed runs of Pericles and A Midsummer Night's Dream, Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the program for Folger Theatre's upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary season. (more...)

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