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The Alliance Theatre and Aurora Theatre Lead Suzi Bass Awards Nominations; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2016-2017 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 18, to patrons and industry artists. (more...)

Ensemble Opens 38th Consecutive Season 'We The People' with Lisa Kron's WELL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

'This play is not about my mother and me,' begins the character of Lisa. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood despite her inability to heal herself. (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2017 Award Winners
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to Catch 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed five star London Fringe Premiere production of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village is entering it's final two weeks running until Sunday 1st October 2017. (more...)

Broadway Hit HAND TO GOD Continues at Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education in the heart of Teaneck, NJ just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. Robert Askin's Hand To God has opened BBPAC's second full 2017-18 season of professional theater, which is scheduled to include six 'mainstage' productions, two ongoing immersive late-night rock musicals, two ongoing shows for kids, and the development of at least three original works for the stage. (more...)

Encore Theatre Productions presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Encore Theatre Productions brings the contemporary musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be performed at Elgin Academy in the Kimball Street Theatre, 350 Park Street, Elgin, IL. Performances are: September 21, 23 at 7:30pm; September 24 at 3 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please go to our website at, or at the door. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Moses and the Cast of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Diluckshan Jeyaratnam as 'Moses' below! (more...)

BWW Review: GREY GARDENS at The Barn Players in Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Sep 18, 2017

'Grey Gardens,' the 2007 character piece that originally featured a bravura turn and a Best Actress in a Musical Tony for Christine Ebersole, is the current, ambitious, fall offering from the Barn Players Community Theater in Mission through October 1. 'Grey Gardens' tells the story of a Mother and Daughter who struggle through a steep descent from American Aristocracy to poverty and health department threats of eviction from their Long Island mansion. It is a story we may never have heard except for that the Mother in our story was also Aunt to the late Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. (more...)

Teatro Marikeno Restages ANG PAGLILITIS NI MANG SERAPIO, 9/24-10/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 18, 2017

Formed on September 1, 2001, Teatro Marike o is a community-based theater and dance company. The group aims to encourage the artistic and practical development of its members through various workshops, seminars, and theatrical productions--enhancing their talents and skills both on and off stage. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Superb SOUTH PACIFIC
by Chris Gibson - Sep 18, 2017

STAGES St. Louis ends their season with an wonderfully mounted production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC. It's a classic musical absolutely filled to the brim with memorable songs, many of which have become standards. In fact, you'll likely find yourself humming any number of them as you head home after the show. Then there are the social issues that this Pulitzer prize winning drama tackles, which were groundbreaking for their time, yet still retain their impact today. Sadly, issues concerning race and acceptance have only intensified in our current volatile and divisive environment. Sparked by an excellent cast, this is an incredibly touching testament to the power this work still wields. (more...)

Olivier Winner Maria Friedman to Sing Sondheim & Bernstein at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Justin Moore's 'Kinda Don't Care' Hits Country Radio; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Rooted in his rural upbringing, Justin Moore's 'Kinda Don't Care' proves he is nothing but 100% genuine. His new single emulates the mentality loyal fans have come to expect from him, as his Southern drawl impacts Country radio today. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, with music & lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields, directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, with musical direction by Shane Parus, running now through November 26, 2017 and December 28, 2017 - January 28, 2018. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Natalie Weiss to Star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL in White Plains
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced that YouTube sensation and American Idol semi-finalist Natalie Weiss will star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL, onstage October 13-29. (more...)

Andy Brady and More Join NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry have just announced the full casting for the World Premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. (more...)

New Book's Stories Span the Generations and Cross the World
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017


IMPACT Rep's Jamal Joseph Receives AEA's 2017 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jamal Joseph, Executive Artistic director/co-founder of IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE has been named the 2017 recipient of the PAUL ROBESON CITATION AWARD by Actors' Equity Foundation and Actors' Equity Association. Joseph will receive his reward at the Association's Eastern Regional Board Meeting on September 25, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 17
by Audition Roundup - Sep 17, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 17, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at BroadHollow Theatre Company
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Sep 17, 2017

The kids in Sweet Apple, Ohio are hooting and hollering over the arrival of Conrad Birdie and so is the audience over at the Broadhollow Theatre Company in Elmont. Bye Bye Birdie, the Broadway smash musical from 1960, is back and better than ever! Albert, Rosie, Hugo and Kim are also here to bring us back to a much simpler time when kids were kids and music sounded like music. (more...)

CABARET CARES Kicks Off Season 12 at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Award Winning Cabaret Series will kick off it's official 12th season on September 24th Joseph's Actual Bday!. The series which has raised over $186,000 for Help Is On The Way Today, a non for profit organization that helps and assists children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Funny, Tragic and Provocative FIXED Premieres at the Echo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with a funny, tragic and provocative new play by Los Angeles' own Boni B. Alvarez. Dually inspired by Calder n's Spanish Golden Age Drama The Physician Of His Own Honor and the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning, which detailed New York's then-underground drag queen ball culture, Alvarez ups the stakes by setting his story in the heart of L.A.'s Historic Filipinotown. Echo company member Rodney Todirects the world premiere of Fixed, now throughOct. 22 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/16/2017
by - Sep 16, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/16/2017. (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation to Commemorate Its 25th Year and Honor Founder Sir Elton John During Annual New York Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemorates the Foundation's 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Sharon Stone, and others will pay tribute to Elton John's achievements as a philanthropist and humanitarian. The legendary Aretha Franklin will be the special musical guest, along with performances by violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway's The Lion King, featuring Heather Headley. Neil Patrick Harris will host the event. (more...)

BWW Review: Mirthful Murder and Mayhem Take Center Stage in Granite's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by Veronica Bruscini - Sep 16, 2017

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of comedic storytelling, and Westerly's Granite Theatre stages a real gem of a production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Hosts West Coast Premiere of INCOGNITO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) is pleased to announce the cast for the West Coast premiere of NICK PAYNE'S profoundly moving play INCOGNITO, directed by Ovation nominee and Indy Award-winner KATHARINE FARMER. This dazzling new drama explores what it means to be human and how memory and imagination shape our identities. Four actors play 21 characters in interwoven stories (some based on true events) about our desire to know ourselves and our yearning to be known and understood by others. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley & More Celebrate Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

It was a swell family affair at Two River Theater last night as a searing and powerful production of Lorraine Hansberry's American classic A Raisin in the Sun, helmed by Carl Cofield and starring Brandon J. Dirden as Walter Lee Younger, his wife Crystal A. Dickinson as Ruth Younger, his father Willie Dirden as Bobo, Brenda Pressley as Lena Younger, Jasmine Batchelor as Beneatha Younger, Nat DeWolf as Karl Lindner, Charlie Hudson III as Joseph Asagai, Owen Tabaka as Travis Younger, York Walker as George Murchison, with Andrew Binger and David Joel Rivera as the Moving Men, celebrated opening night. (more...)

Irish Actor Joseph Jones Stars in MY LIFE AMONG THE SERIAL KILLERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Irish actor Joseph Jones stars in NYC based multi-medium arts co., The Viewpoints Collective's Production of MY LIFE AMONG THE SERIAL KILLERS. 21 performers will portray 180+ characters in an Immersive Theatre Adaptation of the world's leading forensic psychiatrist Dr. Helen Morrison's autobiography, personal anecdotes, and beyond. (more...)

Casting Announced for Rohina Malik's THE MECCA TALES at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Voyage Theater Company and Crossroads Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Rohina Malik's THE MECCA TALES, directed by Kareem Fahmy (3/Fifths at 3LD; This Time with Rising Circle Theater Collective), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), October 20-November 4. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Behind the Curtain with SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, join STAGES for a timeless tale in the South Pacific and take a peak backstage with these exclusive photos to see how the cast enjoys their time behind the scenes of Bali Ha'i! (more...)

Dennis Watkins Returns to The Magic Parlour at The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, for an open run. (more...)

Martin Moran's THE TRICKY PART Returns To The Barrow Group For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, will present a one-night only special benefit performance of the Obie Award-winning solo play The Tricky Part, written and performed by Martin Moran and directed by Seth Barrish on Monday evening, October 16, 2017 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

BWW Review: Charming Meta Journey with KING OF THE YEES at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 15, 2017

It's a world we may not know much about, that of old school Chinatown, with their family associations and insider customs. Hell, Lauren Yee grew up in this world and even she seems to be cut off from it and her Father Larry Yee runs the Yee Family Association. But that's the point of her play King of the Yees currently playing at ACT. Bur before you think this is another one of those dreadful family therapy on stage shows (and you know how I loathe those, Dear Readers) the show, with its quick witty dialog goes to a delightful meta and eventually metaphysical place making it an absolute joy. (more...)

The Catastrophic Theatre to Stage Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Catastrophic Theatre kicks off its most ambitious season yet, with a new play by Houston favorite, Wallace Shawn (THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, MARIE AND BRUCE, OUR LATE NIGHT). (more...)

GREASE, Starring Tom Parker and Danielle Hope, Comes to the Marlowe This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Wanted's Tom Parker makes his theatre debut as Danny Zuko in Grease, at The Marlowe Theatre next month (October). (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot, with Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Daniel Oreskes, Sadie Scott, Daniel Sovich, and as previously announced, Chlo Sevigny. (more...)

Q-Tip to Open Newly Renovated Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will officially re-open the Terrace Theater on Friday, October 6, kicking off a month-long suite of performances that highlight the theater's unique position as the Center's most intimate and versatile space. The re-opening follows a 16-month renovation intended to update the theater and facilities, and enhance the overall guest experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: NightBlue Performing Arts presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

NightBlue Performing Arts's production of Woody Allen's stage musical based on his Academy Award-winning film a hilarious and high stepping homage to both the gangster films and movie musicals of the 1930's - opened to press on Monday, September 11. The production will run through Sunday, October 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Duncan Macmillan's PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK Headline 2017-18 Season at St. Ann's Warehouse; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse launches into its ambitious international 2017-18 Season, the third in its waterfront theater in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with highlights that exemplify the institution's role as a home for major new works from singular international companies and American avant-garde masters. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Bring Beach-Party PIRATES OF PENZANCE to NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Swimming pools, twinkly lights, a well-stocked Tiki Bar and beach balls welcome the audience to a raucous and utterly zany beach party in The Hypocrites theater company of Chicago's adaptation of Pirates of Penzance, running November 29 December 10 at NYU Skirball. (more...)

Artios Academies of Greenville presents WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Artios Academies of Greenville is thrilled to present Wait Until Dark! A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall FĂȘte 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will host its annual benefit to support the Center's programs on Monday, October 2, 2017, in BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater and Howard Gilman Performance Space. The festive, intimate evening will raise funds for BAC through ticket purchases and a silent auction of visual art works. Proceeds will support BAC's artist-centered programs and help to maintain affordable ticket prices. (more...)

NBCSN Announces 2017-18 Atlantic 10 Basketball Schedule
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

NBCSN will present more than 30 Atlantic 10 basketball games during the 2017-18 season, including 21 regular-season Atlantic 10 men's basketball matchups, three regular-season Atlantic 10 women's basketball games, and exclusive coverage of the second round and quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship. (more...)

The Factory Theater Sets 25th Anniversary Season, Welcomes New Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Factory Theater has announced its 25th anniversary season of world premieres and its third season at its Rogers Parkhome: Mike Ooi's Captain Steve's Caring Kingdom, October 27 December 9, Carrie J. Sullivan's The Next Big Thing, March 9 April 21, 2018 and Jill Oliver's Lametown and the Adventures of Spirit Force Five, June 29 August 11, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre's JEKYLL AND HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Following the success of four previous West End REP Seasons, the NYT Rep Company will return to the Ambassadors Theatre for a fifth year in September with a radical new imagining of Jekyll and Hyde by Evan Placey who wrote their 2015 hit Consensual, based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

by Kyle Christopher West - Sep 14, 2017

Amazing is an adjective easily associated with Casa Manana's Broadway-caliber performances, especially considering their recent successes with WEST SIDE STORY, ROCK OF AGES, and notably their kick-ass apprentice production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. But despite a top-notch production team and an infinitely skilled cast, Joseph AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT doesn't quite live up to its title. (more...)

James A. Rocco and Alberto Justiniano Collaborate on IN THE HEIGHTS at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

James A. Rocco, Broadway veteran and Producing Artistic Director of The Ordway, and Alberto Justiniano, Founding Member and Artistic Director of Teatro del Pueblo, conclude a creative collaboration with Friday, September 15th opening of Lin Manuel-Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS at The Ordway. IN THE HEIGHTS opened on Broadway in 2008 and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Choreography, Orchestration, and Score. Lin Manuel-Miranda wrote the music and lyrics and Quiara Alegria Hudes wrote the book. The show explores the cultural integrity of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood as American-born children of immigrants struggle to balance the importance of tradition with the inevitability of change. (more...)

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