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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre presents ICONS GalaPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre presents ICONS Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre annouces that its 2017 ICONS Gala celebrating the career of Broadway legend Hal Prince held Sunday, April 30 in the Atlantic Ballroom at the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Drive, broke its records for number of attendees and funds raised, making it the most succesful gala in the organization's 22-year history. The Gala, with honorary chair Paul Lisnek, included special guest Lonny Price and performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the career of Hal Prince, the presentation of the 2017 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to Rachel Rockwell and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auctions benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. (more...)

BWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room CrazinessBWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room Craziness
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2017

After working in the Warner Brothers Manhattan office mailroom, Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's celebrated television series 'Your Show of Shows,' a live 90-minute variety show starring comedy legends Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca that ran from 1950 to 1954. The writing staff had a staggering talent pool that included; Mel Tolkin (All in the Family), Carl Reiner (Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk), Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Space Balls), Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly!), Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), Lucille Kallen (worked on Broadway), Danny Simon (The Carol Burnett Show, Diff'rent Strokes) and his brother Neil Simon (The Odd Couple, Murder by Death). As a way of sharing his own experience working as the 'new kid' learning the ropes from the other, more experienced writers, Neil Simon wrote the outrageous comedy LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, now brilliantly staged at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro through May 20. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NORTH POOL at EnsembleBWW Review: THE NORTH POOL at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - May 2, 2017

While the production is well-conceived and holds attention, "The North Pool" is somewhat unsatisfying as a thoughtful piece of play crafting. The script leaves us wanting more, a clearer message to carry from the theatre. (more...)

BWW Previews: SENHOR DAS MOSCAS (Lord Of The Flies), Golding's Dark Fable, Receives Musical Version at Teatro do SESIBWW Previews: SENHOR DAS MOSCAS (Lord Of The Flies), Golding's Dark Fable, Receives Musical Version at Teatro do SESI
by Claudio Erlichman - May 1, 2017

Senhor das Moscas (Lord of the Flies), a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding opens at Teatro do SESI for free season from May 4 to December 3. With direction by Ze Henrique de Paula, musical direction by Fernanda Maia, cast of 13 actors, and  translation by Herbert Bianchi and Ze Henrique de Paula; the story's premise focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their attempt to govern themselves, with disastrous results. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield & More in ANGELS IN AMERICAPhoto Flash: First Look at Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield & More in ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

The cast of the National Theatre's 2017 revival of Tony Kushner's landmark work Angels in America includes Stuart Angell, Mark Arnold, Arun Blair-Mangat, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Kate Harper, John Hastings, Claire Lambert, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Mateo Oxley, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Paksie Vernon, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broken Nose Theatre's Hit AT THE TABLE Returns 6/29Photo Flash: Broken Nose Theatre's Hit AT THE TABLE Returns 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Following its critically acclaimed, completely sold-out run at the Berger Park Coach House this winter, Broken Nose Theatre's hit production of Michael Perlman's AT THE TABLE directed by Spenser Davis will receive a five-week remount this summer featuring the full original cast. The Jeff Award-nominated Best Play will return June 29 - July 28, 2017 at The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at brokennosetheatre.com. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a "pay-what-you-can" basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's Fiery New Take on CHICAGOPhoto Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's Fiery New Take on CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre opens its electrifying new production of Chicago, featuring a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. This fiery new take on Chicago is directed by Drury Lane Theatre's Artistic Director William Osetek with choreography by Jane Lanier, the Tony-nominated student of Bob Fosse, and music direction by Roberta Duchak. Chicago runs now through June 18, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Stocking, Patrick Page and More in Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephen Stocking, Patrick Page and More in Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Performances have begun for Center Theatre Group's production of "Archduke." Written by Rajiv Joseph, the world premiere of "Archduke" began previews April 25 and will continue through June 4, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Opening night is set for May 7. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the cast includes, in alphabetical order, Josiah Bania, Joanne McGee, Ramiz Monsef, Patrick Page, Stephen Stocking and Todd Weeks. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Elisabeth Moss & More in New HANDMAID'S TALE Character PostersPhoto Flash: Elisabeth Moss & More in New HANDMAID'S TALE Character Posters
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Today, Hulu has shared character art for all 9 series regulars of the new drama series THE HANDMAID'S TALE. The first three episodes of the first season launched yesterday on Hulu. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rare Revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOMPhoto Flash: First Look at Rare Revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Currently in previews, David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM is set to open Off-Broadway tomorrow evening (Thursday) at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Playwright David Rabe attended rehearsals over the past few weeks, making tweaks to his script in the process for this 2017 incarnation of the rarely produced play. The cast features Pete Mattaliano, who also appeared in the play's world premiere at Villanova University in 1972. Joseph Papp subsequently presented IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM on Broadway in 1973 starring Robert Loggia, Charles Durning and Madeline Kahn, and the following year at The Public with Christopher Lloyd and Ellen Greene. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the  World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLEPhoto Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph B. Forbes Honor at Purchase CollegePhoto Flash: First Look at Joseph B. Forbes Honor at Purchase College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, presented the Sixth Annual Broadway technical 'Backstage Legends and Masters Award' to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Flash: First Look at Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at  WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL! at Regent TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL! at Regent Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Playhouse Productions' producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 - June 25. (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the DreamBWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for GROUNDHOG DAYPhoto Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for GROUNDHOG DAY
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2017

Groundhog Day opened last week at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Joseph Medeiros below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE OpensPhoto Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe! (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for OpeningPhoto Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERPhoto Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Casa Manana Heads Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAIDPhoto Flash: Casa Manana Heads Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre and Regions present Disney's The Little Mermaid, as part of the 2016-2017 Children's Theatre season. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)