New Comedy Series BACK TO LIFE Lands On Showtime, From Producers Of FLEABAGNew Comedy Series BACK TO LIFE Lands On Showtime, From Producers Of FLEABAG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

SHOWTIME has ordered the critically acclaimed six episode comedy series BACK TO LIFE, from Fleabag producers Harry and Jack Williams andDaisy Haggard (EPISODES). Haggard plays Miri Matteson, who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large. Created by Haggard and written by Haggard and Laura Solon, the series will premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday October 6 at 8:30 p.m. ETPT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

Orlando REP Announces 2019 - 2020 SeasonOrlando REP Announces 2019 - 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP), in partnership with UCF, is proud to announce the 2019 - 2020 Season. Orlando REP is Florida's only professional theatre for families and young audiences. The 2019 - 2020 Season shines the light on the family unit and celebrates that wondrous connection, with all the complications and beauty that come along with it. (more...)

Nashville Children's Theatre Reveals 2019-20 Season OfferingsNashville Children's Theatre Reveals 2019-20 Season Offerings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 6, 2019

Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) this week revealed its 2019-20 season replete with rock and roll, history, holiday magic, current events, interactivity, musicals, classics and more. NCT, the nation's oldest professional theatre for young audiences and the largest theatre in Tennessee will perform seven shows during its 2019-20 season, including both world and regional premieres. (more...)

Podcast: 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Welcomes Shaina Taub, Kleban Prize Winners Sarah Hammond, Charlie SohnePodcast: 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Welcomes Shaina Taub, Kleban Prize Winners Sarah Hammond, Charlie Sohne
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Feb 18, 2019

Every year at this time, I get very excited because I get the chance to meet some of the most promising lyricist and librettist in musical theater at the Kleban Prize Reception. Sometimes, I get a chance to talk to them before the big day. I recently got the chance to talk to 2 of the 3 winners of the coveted prize in studio, Sarah Hammond and Charlie Sohne, and I got a chance to talk to the 3rd winner, Shaina Taub, at the event along with some of the other notable guests. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne Honored With 2019 Kleban Prize For Musical TheatrePhoto Coverage: Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne Honored With 2019 Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 5, 2019

The annual KLEBAN PRIZE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE presentation took place Monday, February 4 at ASCAP, 250 W. 57th Street. Broadway's legendary musical theater creators and up-and-comers alike, came out to honor this year's three prize winners, perform some of their material, and present the prizes at a reception hosted by ASCAP and BMI. (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw Join the Cast of FLEABAGKristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw Join the Cast of FLEABAG
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE are set to guest star in series two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's multi award-winning series Fleabag. The highly anticipated second series, which is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, will premiere on BBC Three this spring. (more...)

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas And Fiona Shaw CBE Join Cast Of FLEABAGDame Kristin Scott Thomas And Fiona Shaw CBE Join Cast Of FLEABAG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE are set to guest star in Series Two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's multi award-winning series Fleabag. The highly anticipated second series, which is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, will premiere on BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video this spring. (more...)

Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne Receive Kleban Prize For Musical TheatreSarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne Receive Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 29th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The judges declared a tie in the most promising musical theatre lyricist category between Sarah Hammond and Shaina Taub. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Charlie Sohne. The 2019 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 4, 2018, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

BBC Three's BACK TO LIFE Cast ConfirmedBBC Three's BACK TO LIFE Cast Confirmed
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The cast for Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon's forthcoming BBC Three series Back To Life has been confirmed with filming underway. (more...)

TheaterWorksUSA'a PETE THE CAT Musical Returns To NYCTheaterWorksUSA'a PETE THE CAT Musical Returns To NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

TheaterWorksUSA will bring their musical adaptation of the celebrated bookseries Pete the Cat back to New York City to BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007) on Saturday, November 24 & Sunday, November 25 at 11am. Tickets are $30 (General Admission) and can be purchased by visiting Tribecapac.org or by calling (212) 220-1460. (more...)

Theatre Works USA's PETE THE CAT Returns To The MACTheatre Works USA's PETE THE CAT Returns To The MAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Following three sold-out shows in the 2017-18 season, Theatreworks USA's "Pete the Cat" is back. Based on the popular books by James Dean and Eric Litwin, this family-friendly musical comes to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. This hour-long play is recommended for ages 3 and up. (more...)

National Alliance For Musical Theatre To Celebrate Its 30th Annual Festival Of New MusicalsNational Alliance For Musical Theatre To Celebrate Its 30th Annual Festival Of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is celebrating its 30th Annual Festival of New Musicals this year, and in recognition of that milestone, NAMT will host a month-long new musicals celebration this September. During New Musicals Month, NAMT will celebrate and honor the groundbreaking work their members do year-round to develop new work. (more...)

TheaterWorksUSA Returns to New York with Shows for Young AudiencesTheaterWorksUSA Returns to New York with Shows for Young Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

For over 50 years TheaterWorksUSA has presented family-friendly adaptations of celebrated books on stages across the country. This fall, TheaterWorksUSA will be offering its trademark brand of quality entertainment in New York as they partner with BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007) to present four shows based on beloved children's books Charlotte's Web, Pete the Cat, Dragons Love Tacos & The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System. (more...)

SHERLOCK's Andrew Scott Joins Season Two of BBC Three's FLEABAGSHERLOCK's Andrew Scott Joins Season Two of BBC Three's FLEABAG
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Filming for series two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag, the multi award-winning hit series produced by Two Brothers Pictures, has begun. (more...)

Fleabag Series Two Cast Announced As Filming CommencesFleabag Series Two Cast Announced As Filming Commences
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Filming for series two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag, the multi award-winning hit series produced by Two Brothers Pictures, has begun. Returning to the principal cast are Olivia Colman (Godmother), Sian Clifford (Claire), Bill Paterson (Dad), Brett Gelman (Martin), Jenny Rainsford (Boo) and Hugh Skinner (Harry). Andrew Scott joins the cast for series two. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jon Tuttle of BOY ABOUT TEN at Trustus TheatreBWW Interview: Jon Tuttle of BOY ABOUT TEN at Trustus Theatre
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Aug 22, 2018

Director Patrick Michael Kelly sits down with Playwright Jon Tuttle to talk about Jon's new play BOY ABOUT TEN! (more...)

PETE THE CAT Opens In Sunnyvale TodayPETE THE CAT Opens In Sunnyvale Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) brings a rollicking musical version of "Pete the Cat," to Sunnyvale for two weekends, starting Today, August 11. (more...)

PETE THE CAT Opens In Sunnyvale August 11PETE THE CAT Opens In Sunnyvale August 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) brings a rollicking musical version of "Pete the Cat," to Sunnyvale for two weekends, starting Saturday, August 11. (more...)

PETE THE CAT Rocks Out In Berkeley, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Starting June 16PETE THE CAT Rocks Out In Berkeley, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Starting June 16
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) opens its 15th Anniversary Season on Saturday, June 16, with "Pete the Cat," a lively musical romp inspired by the popular Pete the Cat books by James and Kimberly Dean. (more...)

BWW Review: Village's STRING Plucks Some Good Notes but Feels IncompleteBWW Review: Village's STRING Plucks Some Good Notes but Feels Incomplete
by Jay Irwin - Mar 16, 2018

I'm fortunate enough to have been to a few of the Village Originals Festival of New Musicals where they present concert stagings of new shows in workshop. I've seen shows that I've felt needed to polish a bit but then get that bigger, mainstage production and I've seen shows that I've felt should have been placed carefully back in the writer's desk drawer and forgotten. 'String' was definitely in the former camp, a fun little tuner with a bunch of potential that has now made it to the Village mainstage. Unfortunately, the rework of this show feels like it went in the wrong direction as the story now only has one focus leaving all others out in the cold. (more...)

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