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Review: 13 THE MUSICAL Soundtrack Represents Melodic Musical Theatre Teenage Angst Review: 13 THE MUSICAL Soundtrack Represents Melodic Musical Theatre Teenage Angst
by Bobby Patrick on August 13, 2022

Teenage angst and musical theater make for a very specific buying demographic.
Photos: First Look At DONT DO THIS TO US At The Tank Photos: First Look At DONT DO THIS TO US At The Tank
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

The Tank (Meghan Finn, Artistic Director; Johnny G. Lloyd, Director of Artistic Development) has announced the World Premiere of Don’t Do This To Us!, written by and co-produced with Stephanie Swirsky (but you’re okay) and directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon (The Karpovsky Variation)
Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Muny's JOSEPH Starring Jessica Vosk, Jason Gotay, Mykal Kilgore & More Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Muny's JOSEPH Starring Jessica Vosk, Jason Gotay, Mykal Kilgore & More
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

Buy tickets now for The Muny's JOSEPH August 12th though 18th.
Hilary Dennis Brings HAMLET To LA MAMA Shares Hilary Dennis Brings HAMLET To LA MAMA Shares
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

Free admission to a bare bones Shakespeare show.
Photos: First Look At The Colonial's DRACULA Photos: First Look At The Colonial's DRACULA
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

Professor Van Helsing investigates the mysterious illness of a young woman, Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitorium.
Tickets Available For Brooklyn Botanic Garden's The New York Premiere Of KING LEAR, In Partnership With We Players Tickets Available For Brooklyn Botanic Garden's The New York Premiere Of KING LEAR, In Partnership With We Players
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

The six performances in the Children’s Garden Pavilion represent the show’s New York premiere and a special opportunity for New Yorkers to experience an site integrated theater experience in one of the city’s most beloved green spaces.
Review: A CHORUS LINE IS A DREAM COME TRUE at The Woodlawn Theatre Review: A CHORUS LINE IS A DREAM COME TRUE at The Woodlawn Theatre
by Bryan Stanton on August 13, 2022

This cast was spellbinding showcasing all of their talents and leaving the audience wanting more.
Review: NO SPEAKING LEFT IN ME at ISHIDA DANCE At The MATCH Review: NO SPEAKING LEFT IN ME at ISHIDA DANCE At The MATCH
by Brett Cullum on August 13, 2022

Unfortunately ISHIDA DANCE’s NO SPEAKING LEFT IN ME is only at the MATCH complex this weekend for Friday and Saturday night. It is a pity the company couldn’t run these works longer, because word of mouth should be strong after this amazing showcase of modern contemporary dance. It is something that Houston needs, an outlet for more modern iterations of the art of movement in our cultural landscape.
West Coast Premiere Of AFTERGLOW Extends Again At The Hudson Theatre In Los Angeles West Coast Premiere Of AFTERGLOW Extends Again At The Hudson Theatre In Los Angeles
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

AFTERGLOW extends again and shares the story of three men and their definitions of love.
A LIGHT IN DARK PLACES Returns To The Stage This September A LIGHT IN DARK PLACES Returns To The Stage This September
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

Tickets available for ALIDP's return this summer.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Will Play Los Altos Stage Company THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Will Play Los Altos Stage Company
by Team BWW on August 13, 2022

Los Altos Stage Company will welcome audiences back to a full season of LIVE THEATRE. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, is directed by LASC Executive Artistic Director Gary Landis.
Ryan Umbarila Headlines Spotlight KIDZ CABARET Ryan Umbarila Headlines Spotlight KIDZ CABARET
by Team BWW on August 13, 2022

Ryan Umbarila will headline this month's Spotlight KIDZ CABARET which will be held Saturday, August 13 at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Umbarila, a long time participant in Spotlight Kidz events, had a lead role of 'Charlie' in the National Tour of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and also portrayed 'Flick' in the National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY.
STARSONG By Andrew Strano And Erika Ji Now Available To Stream STARSONG By Andrew Strano And Erika Ji Now Available To Stream
by Team BWW on August 13, 2022

STARSONG, which debuted Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre as a part of the 2021 Global Forms Theatre Festival is now available to stream.
Theatre West Announces 2022-2023 Season Theatre West Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Team BWW on August 13, 2022

Theatre West, Hollywood's professional theatre company celebrating its 60th Anniversary year, announces its 2022-2023 season. The new season includes a wide variety of theatrical entertainments, with selections for every age group.
THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE Will Play The McCadden Place Theatre THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE Will Play The McCadden Place Theatre
by Team BWW on August 13, 2022

This beautiful piece, directed by award-winning director, actor, and playwright Ann Noble and written by Julia Cho, will run Saturdays & Mondays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm, August 20 through September 19. Performances will be at the McCadden Place Theatre in Hollywood.
Video: Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry Talk INTO THE WOODS On New York Live Video: Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry Talk INTO THE WOODS On New York Live
by Grace Cutler on August 13, 2022

Watch a new interview of Joshua Henry and Gavin Creel discussing INTO THE WOODS.
Review: ANNIE JR. at The Premiere Playhouse Review: ANNIE JR. at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles on August 13, 2022

ANNIE JR. at The Premiere Playhouse is a production in conjunction with The Penguin Project, an initiative that started in Peoria, Illinois as a way to empower children with special needs through theatre. The artists involved with Annie Jr. in Friday evening's production were partnered with a mentor performer and the results of their efforts were glorious.
PIONEER WOMAN® Presents All-New Snack Mixes for Fall PIONEER WOMAN® Presents All-New Snack Mixes for Fall
by Marina Kennedy on August 13, 2022

Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman®, is putting her signature touch on her very first line of snack mixes that are perfect for this season and beyond!
American Songbook Association To Honor Eric Michael Gillett With First Darrell Henline Award American Songbook Association To Honor Eric Michael Gillett With First Darrell Henline Award
by Stephen Mosher on August 13, 2022

The founder and publisher of Cabaret Scenes Magazine is the namesake of a new award bestowed upon Eric Michael Gillett by the American Songbook Association in glittery event October Second.
Review: CHICAGO at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Review: CHICAGO at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg on August 13, 2022

Dutch Apple celebrates the jazz age in their newest production of Chicago. Although the playbill references a cast of 22, the orchestra is the true star of this show. The ten-piece ensemble is bold and brassy. They are placed prominently and permanently onstage with good reason. They serve as the engine that propels the story.
Review: Latoya McCormick and Topher Warren Rock the House in Eight O'Clock Theatre's Production of Jonathan Larson's RENT Review: Latoya McCormick and Topher Warren Rock the House in Eight O'Clock Theatre's Production of Jonathan Larson's RENT
by Peter Nason on August 13, 2022

The musical is all over the place, but key performances make this one show to go out of your way to see.
Review: FUN HOME at Copley Theatre Review: FUN HOME at Copley Theatre
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel on August 13, 2022

The third production at the Copley Theatre in Aurora is the 3 time Tony winning musical (2015 Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score) Fun Home. It was adapted from the 2006 memoir of Alison Bechdel. It is the story of Alison's journey discovering her own sexuality and her relationship with her closeted gay father Bruce as she tries to discover the truth about his mysterious life.
Review: KAI SAMRA: NATIVE, Pleasance Dome Review: KAI SAMRA: NATIVE, Pleasance Dome
by Bryony Rae Taylor on August 13, 2022

What did our critic think of KAI SAMRA: NATIVE at Pleasance Dome?
REVIEW: Kip Williams Adapts and Directs Robert Louis Stevenson's Gothic Thriller STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE With Mixed Results REVIEW: Kip Williams Adapts and Directs Robert Louis Stevenson's Gothic Thriller STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE With Mixed Results
by Jade Kops on August 13, 2022

Following on from the success of merging live performance and live video capture, Kip Williams has given STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR Hyde the same treatment with the addition of a second performer.  Gathering the same creative team that delivered the award-winning PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY, Williams and Sydney Theatre Company test whether the same formula can be used twice. 
Review: HELEN BAUER: MADAM GOOD TIT, Pleasance Courtyard Review: HELEN BAUER: MADAM GOOD TIT, Pleasance Courtyard
by Bryony Rae Taylor on August 13, 2022

What did our critic think of HELEN BAUER: MADAM GOOD TIT at Pleasance Courtyard?
Edinburgh 2022: Myra Dubois Guest Blog Edinburgh 2022: Myra Dubois Guest Blog
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 13, 2022

With her unique brand of kindness and a wit sharper than a scalpel, Myra Dubois offers to heal the wounds of the world weary. Here she discusses how she’s made therapy into a artform for other to watch and why she’s uniquely qualified to offer advice.
Edinburgh 2022: Review: RAY BRADSHAW: BALD GINGER, Waverley Bar Edinburgh 2022: Review: RAY BRADSHAW: BALD GINGER, Waverley Bar
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 13, 2022

Fresh from doing tour support for John Bishop on his 2022 arena tour, multi-international award-winning stand-up comedian Ray Bradshaw is bringing a new show to the Edinburgh Fringe. His previous shows have won Best Show and Outstanding Contribution to Comedy at the Scottish Comedy Awards and Ray was also the first comedian ever to win a Scottish Culture Award.
Interview: Junny on His New Full-Length Album, Musical Collaborations, and Upcoming Tour Stop in Vancouver! Interview: Junny on His New Full-Length Album, Musical Collaborations, and Upcoming Tour Stop in Vancouver!
by Alyson Eng on August 13, 2022

Korean-Canadian R&B singer-songwriter, Junny, will return to this hometown of Vancouver on September 8th as part of his North American concert tour. The “Blanc” tour will make 11 stops in both the US and Canada and will showcase Junny’s new full-length album, “blanc,” that dropped on August 12th!
Review: ON YOUR FEET! at NCTHEATRE at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Review: ON YOUR FEET! at NCTHEATRE at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
by Paul Bolton on August 13, 2022

Current production at North Carolina Theater features the music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan. 'On Your Feet!' tells the story of two talented people who created an international sensation with their music. Featuring Estefan's hit songs, 'Anything for you', 'Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,' 'Conga,' 'Get on Your Feet,' 'Don't Want to Lose You,' '1-2-3,' and 'Coming Out of the Dark,' the show spans both their early years in Miami up to her devastating bus accident in 1990 that left her with a broken back. The award-winning musical had its debut in 2015 and has seen audiences on their feet ever since.
Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at His Majesty's Theatre Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at His Majesty's Theatre
by David Bravos on August 13, 2022

Tennessee Williams' classic play THE GLASS MENAGERIE transformed the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre with some modern touches that enhance how this story is told. Black Swan Theatre Company’s creative talents (and talented creatives) come to the fore to deliver a memorable and thought-provoking performance.
Review: PREVIEWS OF DEPARTING ATTRACTIONS - A Theatrical Breath Of Fresh Air At Austin Playhouse Review: PREVIEWS OF DEPARTING ATTRACTIONS - A Theatrical Breath Of Fresh Air At Austin Playhouse
by Lynn Beaver on August 13, 2022

Lowell Bartholomee’s new work, PREVIEWS OF DEPARTING ATTRACTIONS is a theatrical breath of fresh air during our stifling August heat.
Interview: Funny Lady Allison Dunbar's Planting The Flag for SISTER GROUNDLING: MY COMEDY, MY CHOICE Interview: Funny Lady Allison Dunbar's Planting The Flag for SISTER GROUNDLING: MY COMEDY, MY CHOICE
by Gil Kaan on August 13, 2022

When funny ladies Allison Dunbar and Emily Pendergrast decided to produce a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood September 16th, they simply picked up their phones and called their Sister Groundlings to participate. The roster for September 16th includes current main company members, as well as Groundlings alumni. Deanna Oliver directs Lauren Burns, Patty Guggenheim, Rachel Harris, Phyllis Katz, Lyric Lewis, Karen Maruyama, Laraine Newman, Cheri Oteri, Jessica Pohly, Ariane Price, Lisa Schurga, Annie Sertich, Cathy Shambley, Mindy Sterling, Christen Sussin and Michaela Watkins. I had the chance to catch the very busy Allison to respond to a few questions between her recent nuptials and the fundraiser.
MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA and Celebrity Supporters Issue Call to #RespectYourElders MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA and Celebrity Supporters Issue Call to #RespectYourElders
by Marina Kennedy on August 13, 2022

Meals on Wheels America – the national leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation across the U.S. – has joined forces with many of its celebrity supporters to launch the #RespectYourElders campaign, garnering support for America's aging population and raising awareness for the importance of honoring seniors nationwide.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Becca Andrews Takes Over Our Instagram! JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Becca Andrews Takes Over Our Instagram!
by HaleyJane Rose on August 13, 2022

The Muny is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Tune into our Instagram Story as Becca Andrews takes you behind the scenes of today's performance.
European Opera and Bornean Intertwine in INE AYA' European Opera and Bornean Intertwine in INE AYA'
by Rakaputra Paputungan on August 13, 2022

INE AYA' - SUARA SAMAR RIMBA ('the Forest's Faint Sound') is a new opera by Balaan Tumaan Ensemble & World Opera Lab. The opera's story is centered around the deforestation of Borneo.
Edinburgh 2022: Review: JOSIE LONG: RE-ENCHANTMENT, Monkey Barrel Edinburgh 2022: Review: JOSIE LONG: RE-ENCHANTMENT, Monkey Barrel
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 13, 2022

‘After defeat, re-enchantment is necessary’, said Lola Olufemi. This thought inspires Josie Long’s brand-new hour of stand-up infused with humanity, compassion and probably some brief political rants. The triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, underdog Fringe hero and delirious new mother (the first person to have two babies) returns with a show about the changes wrought by time, passion, moving to Scotland, and loving the world under – let’s face it – difficult circumstances.
Celia Berk Will Release New Album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING September 1st Celia Berk Will Release New Album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING September 1st
by Stephen Mosher on August 13, 2022

Fresh on the heels of smash-hit cabaret show Celia Berk will release a new album on the Grammercy Nightengale Music label.
VIDEO: NY Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Celebrates 50 Years VIDEO: NY Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Celebrates 50 Years
by BroadwayWorld TV on August 13, 2022

The past half-century of the documented history of theatre is on display at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' newest exhibition, Focus Center Stage: 50 Years of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. Watch as Richard Ridge gets a special tour of the exhibition from Patrick and learns more about TOFT's incredible history.
VIDEO: Catch Up on the Full Season of Ms. Guidance! VIDEO: Catch Up on the Full Season of Ms. Guidance!
by Ms. Guidance on August 13, 2022

All summer long, BroadwayWorld has been bringing you new episodes of the new web series, Ms. Guidance, directed by Van Hansis and Melodie Sisk and written by James Ryan Caldwell. The season may be over but that doesn't mean that there isn't still time to catch up on what you missed. Check out all six episodes!
VIDEO: Debra Messing & Eli Golden Reveal Their Favorite Moments Filming 13: THE MUSICAL VIDEO: Debra Messing & Eli Golden Reveal Their Favorite Moments Filming 13: THE MUSICAL
by Backstage With Richard Ridge on August 13, 2022

Debra Messing and Eli Golden sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to discuss the movie musical. During the interview, the pair disucssed their favorite moments filming the new movie, why Golden was originally 'intimidated' to film with Messing, and why 13: the Musical is the 'perfect movie' right now. Watch the new video interview now!
5 Books Every Sound Design Student Should Read 5 Books Every Sound Design Student Should Read
by Carian Lynée Parker on August 13, 2022

Contrary to what many people believe, a sound designer does not simply find music for a show. They contribute in big ways making sure everyone's mics are operating properly down to the small tasks like picking out all the sound effects for the show. While having a background in music is key, having the proper education is a priority. Here at the top five books every sound design student should read at least once!
Play BroadwayWorld's Daily Word Game - 8/13/2022 Play BroadwayWorld's Daily Word Game - 8/13/2022
by Team BWW on August 13, 2022

Today's BroadwayWorld Daily Word Game is now live - can you guess today's word or phrase? The solution can be any theatre related word or phrase - a show title, performer, recognizable lyrical phrase, and more.