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Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's A NEW BRAINPhoto Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with the Cape Cod premiere of A New Brain, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by William Finn and James Lapine, now through October 15th at the Cape Rep Indoor Theater, North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Official: Track List Announced for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording; Download Tomorrow!Official: Track List Announced for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording; Download Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

It's official! The cast recording of the recent, highly acclaimed, sold-out Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway debut and Tony-wining actress Annaleigh Ashford, is set for digital download and streaming release September 22 via the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group, with the CD version to be released in November. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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Photo Flash: Jessica Molaskey Celebrates PORTRAITS OF JONI Album at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Jessica Molaskey Celebrates PORTRAITS OF JONI Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Birdland welcomed singer/actress Jessica Molaskey in a concert celebrating her new recording, Portraits of Joni, on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS, A FEW GOOD MEN, FUN HOME and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2018 SeasonINTO THE WOODS, A FEW GOOD MEN, FUN HOME and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids' go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, has announced their 2018 Season...and it has something for everyone! (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal Announces SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording Will Be Released End of SeptemberJake Gyllenhaal Announces SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording Will Be Released End of September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal spoke with CBS Sunday morning about his career including his celebrated run in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. The actor revealed that the cast recording will be released at the end of this month. (more...)

BWW Review: Village's INTO THE WOODS Has Moments in the Woods but No ConnectionsBWW Review: Village's INTO THE WOODS Has Moments in the Woods but No Connections
by Jay Irwin - Sep 16, 2017

I'll admit, Dear Readers, that when I saw the cast list for Village Theatre's current production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic Into the Woods I was quite excited. It was (and is) quite a list of powerhouse talent and not the usual suspects for a Village show. But Sondheim's show, as much as it's done by every professional house, community theater, or school is by no means a bulletproof show and something egregious must have happened (or didn't happen) between then and now as the production I saw last night, while technically good with well sung songs lacked any kind of emotional resonance, heart, stakes, or even connection between the characters. And for a show like this, pretty singing is not enough. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALMOST, MAINE Are Most-Produced High School Shows for 2016-17THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALMOST, MAINE Are Most-Produced High School Shows for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From the 50-yard line to front-row center, high schools are a central aspect of community life. While the identity with sports may not be surprising, the realization about school theatre may be. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHERJohn Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Caf Carlyle with an all-new show, The Little Things You Do Together, November 7-18. (more...)

John Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This WinterJohn Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Award Winning Equity Theatre Coyote Stageworks Announces DIRTY BLONDE and THE COCKTAIL HOUR For Their 2017-18 SeasonAward Winning Equity Theatre Coyote Stageworks Announces DIRTY BLONDE and THE COCKTAIL HOUR For Their 2017-18 Season
by David Green - Sep 11, 2017

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, announced that its ninth season will include productions of two highly entertaining stage plays, presented at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater, as well as the return of much-anticipated free Play Dates staged reading series. The Coyote StageWorks season will open with a performance of Dirty Blonde for nine performances, running February 2 11, 2018. This will be followed by the production The Cocktail Hour, running March 23 - April 1 for nine performances. The Play Dates series will run on selected Sundays from November through June at the Camelot Theater, part of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Challenge of Finding A Balance Between Art, Innovation, Love and Life Plays Out In SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEBWW REVIEW: The Challenge of Finding A Balance Between Art, Innovation, Love and Life Plays Out In SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Jade Kops - Sep 11, 2017

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is presented with heart and humour by @littletriangeco for @sydneyfringe (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Merrick Theatre & Center For The ArtsBWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - Sep 8, 2017

The Merrick Theatre and Center For the Performing Arts is casting a spell over its patrons with a magical production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical 'Into the Woods' running until October 1. (more...)

Jessica Molaskey to Sing PORTRAITS OF JONI at BirdlandJessica Molaskey to Sing PORTRAITS OF JONI at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Jessica Molaskey, the acclaimed actress and singer, will present the concert Portraits of Joni - to celebrate the new album from Ghostlight Deluxe - at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, September 18 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: A NEW BRAIN at Nutley Little TheatreBWW Review: A NEW BRAIN at Nutley Little Theatre
by Gina Zenyuch - Sep 8, 2017

'A New Brain' opens at Nutley Little Theatre this Friday September 8th at 8 PM with a benefit for the Nutley Family Services Bureau.  (more...)

HELLO DOLLY!'s Donna Murphy Sets Final Performance Date; Peters to Perform 8 Shows a WeekHELLO DOLLY!'s Donna Murphy Sets Final Performance Date; Peters to Perform 8 Shows a Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

BWW has learned that Tony Award-winning actress Donna Murphy will play her final performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in HELLO DOLLY! (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public TheaterRichard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

The Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This WinterThe Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. (more...)

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