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Photo|Video: Meet the Complete Cast of AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere
by Erickson Dela Cruz - May 29, 2016

Telecom giant Globe and theater company 9 Works Theatrical co-produce the smash rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day on a limited engagement from Friday, June 24, until Sunday, July 10, at Globe's Iconic Store at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig. Robbie Guevara ('La Cage Aux Folles') directs. (more...)

Roller Skating PUNKPLAY Gets UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Gregory S. Moss's PUNKPLAY is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It's a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not fitting in – all on roller skates. The play receives its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse this autumn (September 7 to October 1), directed by Tom Hughes. (more...)

ART/WNY Announces Casts of AMERICAN IDIOT, THE UNDERPANTS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

A great week of general auditions and callbacks for the 2016-17 season with 60+ talented individuals attending the two-night and three days of callbacks seeking to fill roles for all four ART/WNY productions. Maura Nolan, director for Halley Fieffer's HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, Jeffrey Coyle, director for Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS, Matthew LaChiusa, director for A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE and alongside Billy Horn, musical director for AMERICAN IDIOT, had the difficult decision to chose from all those who attended. Once the dust settled, two of the four shows have been fully cast with the other two in the process of finalizing cast lists. (more...)

Tenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tenri Cultural Institute  presents Border Crossings, a cultural exchange featuring works by American composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and Ukrainian composer Volodymyr Runchak on Friday, March 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Set for NC-17 Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Rodney Hicks will direct an industry reading of his new play, NC-17, today, March 7. A reading was presented at Portland Center Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre, this past year, under the working title PWP. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Krystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Explain NC-17
by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rodney Hicks will direct an industry reading of his new play, NC-17, on Monday, March 7. A reading was presented at Portland Center Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre, this past year, under the working title PWP. (more...)

Clocktower Players to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT at Irvington Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Green Day's explosive, Tony-winning musical AMERICAN IDIOT blasts into Irvington March 4th- March 13th. The electric-rock opera of youthful disillusion in a post 9/11 world is based on the band's powerhouse multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning album of the same name and includes tracks from "21st Century Breakdown".  (more...)

HAY FEVER to Play Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Heather Mitchell, Helen Thomson, Genevieve Lemon, Josh McConville, Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Harriet Dyer are amongst the cast wielding the wit and illuminating the heart of Noel Coward in his classic comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever, directed by Imara Savage. Performances are at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 11 April 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center's Resident Playwright/Artistic Director Emily Mann and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields have announced Debbie Bisno as the theatre's new Resident Producer. Ms. Bisno, a Broadway producer with two decades in the commercial and non-profit theatrical arenas, assumes her new leadership role immediately. Ms. Bisno will be based in Princeton as an important member of the artistic team at McCarter, and she will maintain and expand McCarter's relationships in NY, regionally, and abroad. Her existing company, Bisno Productions, will continue operations in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Rocks Like 2004
by Roger Catlin - Mar 20, 2016

It seems like a howling musical about disaffected citizens rising up could be perfectly adapted for our confounding political times. (more...)

Third Annual Dreamer Dinner Set for This Sunday at Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

On Sunday, March 20, the third annual "Dreamer Dinner" will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center to benefit "I Have a Dream" Foundation Los Angeles' (IHADLA) ongoing efforts to provide educational support for local at-risk youth. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

A rock 'n' roll queen returns for her crown in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY, a world premiere comedy written and performed by Jennifer Childs, running April 21 - May 15, 2016 from 1812 Productions. This play with music tells the story of fictional '80s rock icon Sierra Mist and the spirit of rebellion embodied in her music. Sierra has gone from top of the charts to middle aged obscurity, leaving behind a legion of fans for whom her songs were the anthems of their adolescence. (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Tri-oomphs in Tempe
by Herbert Paine - Jun 28, 2016

Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's founding artistic director, has further propelled his arc of artistic excellence with a stunning staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, and, in turn, reveals the work's continued relevance. The production is a triumph in every sense of the word. May can lay claim to a trifecta of oomphs! (more...)

BWW Interview: Norby David Gets in The Groove in AMERICAN IDIOT
by Jude Cartalaba - Jun 26, 2016

Norby David, the former bassist and vocalist of alternative rock band Rivermaya, has joined the cast of the Manila premiere of the rock opera AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day, which played to full houses and received standing ovations on its opening weekend (June 24-26) at the Globe Iconic Store's amphitheater on Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Telecom giant Globe and theater company 9 Works Theatrical co-produce the smash rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day on a limited engagement from Friday, June 24, until Sunday, July 10, at the Globe Iconic Store at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig. (more...)

City Lights to Stage Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This summer, City Lights' intimate theater will be bursting with the powerful music and perpetually youthful rage of Green Day's American Idiot. Based on the hit album, this punk-rock musical promises to be even more electric than usual-up close in a 100-seat theater. (more...)

THE CANYON KID is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Be it ever so hostile, there's no place like home. Such is the hard lesson learned by a singing cowboy's homecoming in Scott Cherney's new western comedy romance novel, Song of the Canyon Kid. A straight-shooting, guitar strumming buckaroo known as The Canyon Kid returns to Dirt Clod, Missouri only to find his hometown in ruins due to the machinations of a corrupt 'hanging' judge. To make matters worse, he discovers that his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his sworn enemy, a ruthless desperado who is not only the town sheriff, but also dead set on framing The Canyon Kid for murder. 'It's a total cartoon,' Cherney explains. 'I mean the main character is a singing cowboy. When is the last book you hummed? And, in full disclosure, it's also a novelization.' The author adapted his story from his comic melodramatic play entitled Song of the Lone Prairie or Poem on the Range which debuted in 1987 at the late, great Pollardville Palace Showboat Theater in Stockton, California, a production he also directed. 'Pollardville was a magical place,' Cherney recalls. 'We had a melodrama/vaudeville theater as well as our very own western ghost town on the property where we'd get paid to play cowboy on the weekends. Our duties included robbing the train, engaging in fisticuffs and shooting it out with fellow gunslingers at High Noon. This was the birthplace of The Canyon Kid.' Cherney realizes the stigma of a novelization, but he felt creatively stagnated and needed a writing exercise to get himself in gear. Digging through his old writings, he came across his script for Lone Prairie, a melodrama he considers his best and the culmination of everything he learned at Pollardville. Adapting it into novel form came fairly easy, fleshing out the characters and story while transposing the stage direction into prose. Soon, it began took on a life of its own. 'I loved revisiting my old characters and giving them back stories like Nastassia Kinky and her brother, Two Gun Boris, the fastest gun this side of the Ukraine. I also made The Kid's horse, Thunder, more of a supporting character. And the love story is something I never I thought I was capable of pulling off, but I feel like I did. Overall I had a blast with this, the most fun I've had with a project since I wrote the original back in the '80's. It certainly helped to rekindle my love for writing.' Concurrent with the release of Song of the Canyon Kid has been renewed interest in the original source material, the melodrama which has been performed across the United States for the third year in a row. This summer, The Canyon Kid and Co. will riding into two separate productions in Texas. On Memorial Day Weekend, The Brazos Theatre Group in Waco will be the final performances of Song of the Lone Prairie under that title. The same show with the revised title of Song of the Canyon Kid opens this July in Houston's Theatre subUrbia. 'The Canyon Kid has been very good to me. I hope I've returned the favor,' author/playwright Scott Cherney declares about his creation. 'By digging back into my roots, I've found that sometimes you have to take step back in order to move forward.' Song of the Canyon Kid is available in book paperback and e-book. More information can be found at: Website: http://www.scottcherney.com (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/17/16- John Gallagher, Jr.
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Gallagher, Jr.! Gallagher originated the role of Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening on Broadway after performing the role Off-Broadway and in workshops at Lincoln Center. Gallagher won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance. In 2010, Gallagher starred in American Idiot, a musical based on the Green Day album of the same name, playing Johnny aka 'Jesus of subUrbia'. He most recently starred in the Broadway production of The Royal Court Theatre's Jerusalem. (more...)

Win 5 Pairs of Tickets to AMERICAN IDIOT (Plus Shirts) Via Digital Lottery!
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 13, 2016

Producers Globe and 9 Works Theatrical, together with BroadwayWorld.com Philippines, are giving away 10 shirts and five (5) pairs of tickets to the Manila production of the smash Broadway and West End rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day on Sunday, July 3, 8 p.m. at the Globe Iconic Store at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig City via a digital lottery. ENTER TO WIN HERE. (more...)

New family show EGG Premieres at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company and Terrapin Puppet Theatre join forces for EGG, a brand new family production that follows a tale of hope and eco-adventures. Starring comedy favourite Genevieve Morris, Egg opens on Thursday 30 June at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler before heading across the Bass Strait for a season in Tasmania.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Annie Siddons
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 7, 2016

BWW speaks to Annie Siddons about her 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show How (Not) To Live In subUrbia. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robbie Guevara Reveals Success Formula Behind AMERICAN IDIOT
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 6, 2016

Two original Filipino musicals 'Sa Wakas,' which features the songs of the alternative rock band Sugarfree, and 'Rak of Aegis,' which highlights the songs popularized by the rock band 'Aegis,' have succeeded and won the hearts of many nonregular theatergoers, especially the Pinoy rock music fans. 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live's rock opera AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day follows the same winning formula. Since the show opened two weeks ago--staying true to the producers' intended goal--it has been attracting audiences, including nonregular theatergoers, to its open-air venue at the Globe Iconic Store in Bonifacio Global City. (more...)

ABIGAIL'S PARTY, EXPECTING ISABEL and More Set for The Barrow Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Barrow Group has announced its 2016/2017 season, which will include MainStage productions, readings, and events. (more...)

10th Anniversary Programme Announced For GRIMEBORN Festival
by Edward Baker - Jul 19, 2016

Grimeborn is back for its 10th anniversary year. Sixteen innovative new versions of classic operas, unknown, rarely-seen and long-forgotten works, brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Since 2007, Grimeborn has introduced new audiences to opera and given emerging artists the platform to showcase and develop their talent. It has consistently challenged the perception that opera is inaccessible and elitist. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE presents West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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BWW Review: Come TOMORROW MORNING, Kokandy Modestly Approaches Love and Marriage
by Patrick O'Brien - Jul 14, 2016

A daring company takes it easy this summer, which may just be OK. (more...)

Gilded Balloon Presents NATH VALVO: HAPPY IDIOT At Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by Edward Baker - Jul 11, 2016

With sold out shows across Australia and at Soho Theatre, five star reviews and countless laughs - the Happy Idiot is set to make his Edinburgh Fringe debut! (more...)

Gilded Balloon to Bring HAPPY IDIOT to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

With sold out shows across Australia and at Soho Theatre, five star reviews and countless laughs - the Happy Idiot is set to make his Edinburgh Fringe debut! (more...)

Sen. Cory Booker & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom. (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Makes World Premiere Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's famed novel, 2666, which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews, officially opens tonight, February 16, 2016. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Set for NC-17 Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rodney Hicks will direct an industry reading of his new play, NC-17, on Monday, March 7. A reading was presented at Portland Center Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre, this past year, under the working title PWP. (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Extends Before World Premiere at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's famed novel, 2666-which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews and officially opens tomorrow, February 16-has been extended. Four additional performances include March 17, 18 and 19 at 6:30pm and March 20 at 1pm. The 15-member all-Chicago ensemble cast remains unchanged during the added performances. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the TEAM's RoosevElvis, created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristein Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The production runs May 6-29 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Opens at The Roxy 4/29
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 6, 2016

Roxy Regional Theater, in a multimedia partnership with CDE Lightband, will combine the music from a multi-platinum album turned into one of the most notable Broadway musicals of recent vintage, brought to life via the creativity of artists from Austin Peay State University and a dozen high-energy performers from around the USA for an eagerly anticipated production of Green Day's American Idiot, opening April 29 in Clarksville. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Play Roxy Regional Theatre, 4/29-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Combine a multi-platinum album and a multimedia partnership with CDE Lightband with a multi-talented group of artists from Austin Peay State University and a dozen high-energy performers from around the nation - and brace yourself for a two-time Tony and Grammy Award-winning blockbuster. (more...)

10th Anniversary Season Set for Chenango River Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

The greater Binghamton area's longest running Equity theatre will celebrate its 10th anniversary season by premiering four plays never seen before in this region.  Included are two new plays just beginning to be produced around the country.  Both are from authors whose previous work has been seen exclusively on CRT's stage in the Southern Tier.  (more...)

BWW Review: MAD MEN Meets DALLAS in THE OLD FRIENDS at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 29, 2016

Suburban Texas in the Swinging Sixties. It isn't all fun and games -- sometimes it's positively chaos. Get your cocktail duds on and prepare for anything, (more...)

Level 11 Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of THE IRISH CURSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Level 11 Theatre is back for their second production with the Chicago Premiere of THE IRISH CURSE by Martin Casella (Winner of 2005 New York International Fringe Festival overall excellence award for Outstanding Playwriting), directed by Associate Artistic Director Justin Baldwin (subUrbia). (more...)

Mark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2016

Details have been announced today for Park Theatre's Autumn-Winter 2016 Season. Mark Gatiss, who recently won an Olivier Award for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre, will join forces with husband Ian Hallard for a revival of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Golden Globe winner Anne Archer stars in the London premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, and there's new work from Jonathan Maitland and Peter Quilter, as well as a major JB Priestley revival. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces New Season - Anne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard to Star in THE BOYS IN THE BAND and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Park Theatre Artistic DirectorJez Bond today announces its new season of work, all in association with a host of exciting and diverse producers, including four world premieres, three UK premieres, two European premieres and a London premiere. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at the Callbacks for AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Apr 25, 2016

New and familiar faces, former reality TV contestants, and several rock band members were called back by telecom giant Globe and theater company 9 Works Theatrical, co-producers of the Manila premiere of the hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day. (more...)

Boston-Area Playwrights to Workshop New Pieces This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Artists from subUrbia, a new community-based theatre initiative and proud member of the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters, announces three local playwrights as the winners of its Perspectives Playwriting Competition. Their one-act plays will be workshopped June 15 and 16, culminating in an evening of staged readings on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the East Bridgewater Public Library. The event will be free and open to the public. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/20/16- AMERICAN IDIOT
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2016

Today in 2010, American Idiot opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 422 performances. American Idiot is a one-act, through-sung stage musical. The show is an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's concept album of the same name. The story, expanded from that of the concept album, centers on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee stifling subUrbia and their parents' restrictions. American Idiot won two 2010 Tony Awards: Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Christine Jones, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams. It also received a nomination for Best Musical. On February 13, 2011, it won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

GIRL ASLEEP Attracts Awards and International Sales
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Six months since its world premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival Windmill Theatre's debut feature GIRL ASLEEP is storming the cinema world with screenings at seven prestigious festivals and international sales including in the USA, UK and France. (more...)

Globe, 9 Works Theatrical Hold Online Auditions for AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere; View Some Entries
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 17, 2016

Be part of the Broadway and West End hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day; upload your audition video to YouTube now until Wednesday, April 20, 10 p.m. (more...)

International Horror Film Festival to Present 'BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SNUFF'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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