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Rise is a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students, but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story.

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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and More Announced for San Jose Stage Company 2021-2022 Season Photo AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and More Announced for San Jose Stage Company 2021-2022 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - July 15, 2021

San Jose Stage Company has announced the titles for its upcoming 39th Season: RESILIENCE. ...
Wake Up With BWW 7/21: Jordan Fisher Joins HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERI Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/21: Jordan Fisher Joins HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES!, LUCA TikTok Musical, and More!
by Stephi Wild - July 21, 2021

Today's top stories: Jordan Fisher joins the cast of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES, Joshua Turchin pens songs for a Luca TikTok musical, and more!...
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Suspends Performances Through 20 July Due to COVID-19 Case Photo THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Suspends Performances Through 20 July Due to COVID-19 Case
by Stephi Wild - July 12, 2021

Ticket buyers will be contacted by their point of purchase via email, and will be offered the option to exchange their tickets or receive a refund or credit voucher. Learn more here!...
Patina Miller Will Receive 'Inspiration Award' at North Fork TV Festival Photo Patina Miller Will Receive 'Inspiration Award' at North Fork TV Festival
by TV News Desk - July 23, 2021

Currently, Patina Miller stars as ‘Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas’ in POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN, the latest spinoff for Starz....
Cast Announced for the Colorado Reading of New Musical 57 BUS Photo Cast Announced for the Colorado Reading of New Musical 57 BUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 14, 2021

The new musical 57 BUS by RYAN M. LUEVANO has been selected for a mainstage reading as part of the Colorado New Musical Festival. The performance will occur on July 26th 2021 at McIlvoy Park in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado. The performance will also be streamed on the festival's Twitch channel....
KATASTRO New Studio Album 'Sucker' Out Now Photo KATASTRO New Studio Album 'Sucker' Out Now
by TV News Desk - July 16, 2021

Katastro, who performed their first live show in over a year this past Sunday at Phoenix Suns Arena for the NBA Finals Game 3: Road Game Rally halftime show, will officially celebrate the release of Sucker with a string of West Coast headlining tour dates. ...
BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Will Make August 14 Premiere on PBS Photo BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Will Make August 14 Premiere on PBS
by TV News Desk - July 21, 2021

McKay profiles the rise of the Director/Choreographer on Broadway with Gower Champion, Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse and more....
Road To Reopening: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Prepares For A Fall Return To Live Per Photo Road To Reopening: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Prepares For A Fall Return To Live Performance & Newly Constructed Building
by Alan Henry - July 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Executive Director E. Brooke Flanagan....
GREASE Prequel RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Greenlit at Paramount+ Photo GREASE Prequel RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Greenlit at Paramount+
by Alexa Criscitiello - July 16, 2021

A prequel to the classic movie musical Grease titled, 'Rise of the Pink' ladies has been given the greenlight at Paramount+!...
NextStop Theatre Company Announces Fall 2021 Season Photo NextStop Theatre Company Announces Fall 2021 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - July 15, 2021

Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann announces the full reopening of NextStop Theatre Company with the first shows of their eighth season of professional theatre in Northern Virginia. The Fall 2021 Season at NextStop will bring the excitement of live, full-scale performances back to Herndon....
VIDEO: JERSEY BOYS London Cast Performs 'My Eyes Adored You' in Rehearsal Photo VIDEO: JERSEY BOYS London Cast Performs 'My Eyes Adored You' in Rehearsal
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 21, 2021

Jersey Boys opens at London's Trafalgar Theatre on 10 August, with previews from 28 July. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!...
FIIRE Releases Whimsical Debut Single 'Lotus Wings' Photo FIIRE Releases Whimsical Debut Single 'Lotus Wings'
by TV News Desk - July 14, 2021

The ultra-moody and atmospheric track was co-written and produced by Ely Rise (Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Childish Gambino) and displays FIIRE’s unique, whimsical flair....
BWW Interview: Debra Ann Byrd of BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at Shakespe Photo BWW Interview: Debra Ann Byrd of BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at Shakespeare & Company
by Marc Savitt - July 12, 2021

“BECOMOING OTHELLO taught me how to get over things that I am.  I’m a mixed-race girl, and I am on the fairer side of blackness.  I had so many issues with colorism and racism and all the isms that I needed to tell this story.  If audience members are listening, no matter where they come from; what ...
CSC Announces Return to In-Person Performances With ASSASSINS & More; John Doyle to S Photo CSC Announces Return to In-Person Performances With ASSASSINS & More; John Doyle to Step Down in 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 19, 2021

Classic Stage Company today announced that Tony Award-winning Artistic Director John Doyle will depart the organization next summer and revealed the programming for his final year. The forthcoming productions will offer a vivid, wide-ranging representation of the multitudes classic theater can conta...
THE NAKED TRUTH: AN AMERICAN STORY IN WHITE, RED AND BLUE Exhibit Previews In Memphis Photo THE NAKED TRUTH: AN AMERICAN STORY IN WHITE, RED AND BLUE Exhibit Previews In Memphis
by Alexa Criscitiello - July 14, 2021

Ahead of the university exhibition opening late August, the artist will hold an upcoming preview exhibition, an artist-led talk and private tour on Saturday July 24 at Urevbu Contemporary....
BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Blossom Center Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Blossom Center
by Roy Berko - July 22, 2021

As I was walking into the pavilion at Blossom Music Center, the woman in front of me kept stopping to take pictures on her I-phone. She stopped, turned around smiled and said, 'Sorry, I'm from New Orleans. My husband and I are on a trip to see various outdoor music venues. This is the most beautiful...
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Shares New Single & Video 'Crescent Man vs Demolition Dan' Photo Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Shares New Single & Video 'Crescent Man vs Demolition Dan'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 14, 2021

Since forming in 2017, the Cardiff-based four-piece have become one of the most talked-about new bands in the UK. Driven by an exciting, dynamic energy presented at a host of magnetic, hype-building live shows, the band’s debut EP The Non-Stop then followed in summer 2020....
VIDEO: JERSEY BOYS in Rehearsal; Returning to London Next Month! Photo VIDEO: JERSEY BOYS in Rehearsal; Returning to London Next Month!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 16, 2021

The cast is led by Ben Joyce as Frankie Valli, Adam Bailey as Bob Gaudio, Benjamin Yates as Tommy De Vito and Karl James Wilson as Nick Massi. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!...
Sharon Isbin to Perform Live at Aspen Music Festival in August Photo Sharon Isbin to Perform Live at Aspen Music Festival in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 20, 2021

Multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin, recently recognized as the 2020 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America will appear in recital on August 5 at 7:00pm at the Aspen Music Festival’s Benedict Music Tent. ...
BWW Exclusive: See a Sneak Peek of Olivia Rose Keegan, Joshua Bassett & Larry Saperst Photo BWW Exclusive: See a Sneak Peek of Olivia Rose Keegan, Joshua Bassett & Larry Saperstein in Tomorrow's Episode of HSMTMTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 15, 2021

After rehearsals fall flat, the cast breaks into separate sleepovers to brainstorm Broadway-worthy ideas to outdo North High. But as the countdown to opening night looms, secrets rise between Nini and Gina, Seb and Carlos suffer their first fight, and Ricky receives an unexpected FaceTime call....
GREASE Prequel RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Greenlit at Paramount+ Photo GREASE Prequel RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Greenlit at Paramount+
by Alexa Criscitiello - July 16, 2021

A prequel to the classic movie musical Grease titled, 'Rise of the Pink' ladies has been given the greenlight at Paramount+!...
Weekend Of Live Music Announced For Hale Barns Carnival Photo Weekend Of Live Music Announced For Hale Barns Carnival
by Stephi Wild - July 15, 2021

A very special Proms with Russell Watson officially opens the carnival tomorrow evening, with the concert raising money for The Seashell Trust – a Cheshire charity which helps young people with complex needs and communication challenges....
Normani Returns With 'Wild Side,' Featuring Cardi B Photo Normani Returns With 'Wild Side,' Featuring Cardi B
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 16, 2021

This latest visual showcases Normani's signature, sleek dance moves, her versatility with fashion and how she continues to be at the top of her game....
Cast Announced For ALL THAT as Part of King's Head Theatre's Summer Queer Season Photo Cast Announced For ALL THAT as Part of King's Head Theatre's Summer Queer Season
by Stephi Wild - July 09, 2021

Shaun Kitchener's whip-smart domestic drama of love, sex and monogamy is the headline show in King's Head Theatre's wildly popular Queer Season....
Inevitable Foundation Launches Pipeline Program Photo Inevitable Foundation Launches Pipeline Program
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 21, 2021

Disabled screenwriters who have gone through programs from Inevitable Foundation’s Pipeline Partners are encouraged to reach out to their contact at their respective organization who will then refer them to the Screenwriting Fellowship with a priority application. ...