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...)

Kristy Cox Set to Release New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Multi-award winning artist and Australian native, Kristy Cox proves that powerful and meaningful music is truly a part of her with every note of every song. (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...)

Mark H. Dold, James Lloyd Reynolds and Jeff Talbott to Lead Reading of New Play RIPTIDE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Paul Barnes, co-founder and former producing and artistic director of Minnesota's Great River Shakespeare Festival, directs an encore free reading of Michael Raver's new play, RIPTIDE, at Pearl Studios (519, eighth avenue, 12th Floor) on April 18th at 3:30 & 6 pm. (more...)

Turner Jackson Releases RED PLASTIC CUP Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Turner Jackson has been making a lot of noise about the release of his new Indie-Pop/Funk/Hip-Hop album, RED PLASTIC CUP, and today fans will see why. The Denver-based dynamic performer and vocalist has finally released the album that has been getting so much attention. Red Plastic Cup is out now, and available streaming on SoundCloud and for purchase on Bandcamp. (more...)

Glenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Today, March 14, 2016, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2016-17 seasons to more than 350 patrons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PEACH SEASON Tells Of Love And Growing Up
by Barry Lenny - Mar 14, 2016

It is about a mother's love and having to let go of the woman/child she has cared for and protected. (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...)

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...)

The Old Globe Announces Over 50 Events to Celebrate Tour of Shakespeare's First Folio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

Country Music Singer Sonny James Dies at 87
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Variety.com reports that Sonny James, who ruled the country music charts for almost 20 years, died from natural causes Monday night in Nashville. He was 87. (more...)

Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's ROMEO AND JULIET, Helmed by Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago continues its 61st season with ROMEO AND JULIET in a new-to-Chicago production created by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher, tonight, February 22, through Saturday, March 19 (nine performances). This is the eighth and final mainstage opera production of the widely acclaimed 2015/16 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: 13 at Spinning Tree Theatre
by Sara Brown - Feb 15, 2016

For the third show of their 2015-2016 season, Spinning Tree Theatre's '13' is sure to delight. (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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