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Asmara Gabrielle, Maggie McCarthy, Wendy Morgan and More to Star in HEROINE & KANYE THE FIRST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

HighTide have today announced casting for Heroine and Kanye The First, their world premiere commissions for 2017. (more...)

Stephen Joseph Theatre Celebrates 60 Years with Alan Ayckbourn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Stephen Joseph Theatre this year celebrates 60 years of association with one of the greats of world theatre, Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

EWTN's Best Ever Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Photo Flash: Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Hits Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the regional premiere of Disney's Newsies. The lively season finale has an extended run, with performances August 11-20 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. Newsies is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, the final of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions. (more...)

Mesa Encore Theater Offers Free Reading of NO EXIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. (more...)

Centennial High School Drama Department Presents A PLAY by Pantsuit Improv
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Back in Toronto from just having performed at the Detroit Improv Festival, Pantsuit Improv (Honourable Mention, 2016 Summer Blockbuster Week competition) make their triumphant return to Bad Dog Theatre's Blockbuster Week with a brand-new original premise. (more...)

Jack Gleadow Named Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

This afternoon (13 August) at the Edinburgh Fringe's plush Symposium Hall, lively Mancunian Comedian, JACK GLEADOW, was named 2017 winner of the prestigious Amused Moose National New Comic award based on the votes of our eminent comedy industry panel. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

The Cuckoo's Theater Project to Present DISTRACTED by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

What's wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can't sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can't get him into-or out of-pajamas. His teacher thinks it's Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, 'He's just a boy!' And Mama's on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Everyone is distracted, even the actors-they're breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we've tuned out what really matters? (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASC's WILD PARTY An Undeniable Taboo
by Trevor Durham - Aug 12, 2017

Rodaz' Wild Party is cruel, immersive, and leaves the taste of taboo with each jazz number. (more...)

Summer Festival of Sacred Music Continues with Haydn Missa Sancti Joanne de Deo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

The 23rd annual Summer Festival continues on Sunday, August 27, at 11 am with a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Missa Sancti Joanne de Deo.  (more...)

A Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies Come to Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents A Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies. Based on short stories originally penned by the Berkshires' legendary Edith Wharton, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life have been adapted by Shakespeare & Company Founding Member and Training Director Dennis Krausnick. The Wharton Comedies will run at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre as part of their 2017 season August 17 through September 10. (more...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces THE WHO & THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

ArtsWest will open the 2017-18 Season with THE WHO & THE WHAT, Ayad Akhtar's witty and whip-smart play about a young Muslim woman confronting her family and her faith, at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery on September 7. Performances will run Thursday through Sunday until October 1.   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 11, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JERSEY BOYS announces Off-Broadway return, Janet Metz reprises Role in Joseph, and more! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE FANTASTICKS' Leach, Beckett and Hargis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Stars Jacqueline Leach, Lucas Beckett and Jeremy Hargis took time from their packed schedules to tell us more about themselves, as well as to offer some reasons why audiences should come see their show. Read all about it in the latest Friday 5 (+1) and make your reservations quickly - the show is bound to sell out! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)

BWW Interview: Trevor Michael Schmidt Seizes the Day in NEWSIES at MTWichita
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 11, 2017

Recent graduate of Florida State University's Musical Theatre program, Trevor Michael Schmidt is currently seizing the day in Music Theatre Wichita's production of 'Newsies' as 'Crutchie' the sickly boy with a big heart. Schmidt has been a company member in MTWichita's whole summer season and is wrapping up his stay in Kansas by telling the Newsboy strike of 1899. (more...)

BWW Review: THE REAL AND IMAGINED HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN at Malthouse Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Aug 11, 2017

A man featured in literature since the 20s and on stage and film since the 70s, Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as The Elephant Man, has had his story told in a myriad of ways - but none quite like this. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present 2017 Play Festival Winner FOSTER MOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

Mind the Art to Welcome Return of WHISKEY PANTS: THE MAYOR OF WILLIAMSBURG at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Critically acclaimed company, Mind the Art Entertainment, celebrates their 10th season with a new production of their award-winning musical WHISKEY PANTS: THE MAYOR OF WILLIAMSBURG, set to open September 28th at HERE. (more...)

Cinder Block Comedy Festival to Return with Janeane Garofalo and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Cinder Block Comedy Festival, presented by the Meatball Shop, returns for another year of shows throughout Williamsburg and Bushwick, Brooklyn and remains committed to showcasing a diverse lineup of talent. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Grabs Headlines at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 11, 2017

In a season that continues to top itself, one show after the other, Maine State Music Theatre's fourth and final main stage production of Disney's Newsies is an epic accomplishment for the company and one that firmly establishes it as one of the finest regional theatres in the country. As one of only three companies to get the regional rights to this mega Broadway hit, MSMT has mounted a thrilling, large scale production that is an electrifying, heart wrenching, and profoundly uplifting theatrical experience that will leave you in what Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has called a state of “ecstatic exhaustion.” (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY Closes with Spirited and Charming NEWSIES!
by Chris Gibson - Aug 11, 2017

The original film version of NEWSIES wasn't exactly a blockbuster when it was released in 1992, but it developed a substantial cult following, especially as kids and adults alike discovered its many charms on cable and DVD. Actually, the fact that it wasn't a huge hit initially is why it seems like such a great, and logical, choice to rework for Broadway, where its transformation resulted in Tony Awards for best score (music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman) and choreography back in 2012. Perhaps this is proof that the material might have been better served as a stage production from the start. As The MUNY's current, and final, presentation of the season it packs an entertaining wallop that brings the season to a close on a delightfully high note. Audiences certainly will find plenty to enjoy, and I cannot recommend this show highly enough! (more...)

VIDEO: Do They Got Us? No! Watch 'The World Will Know' from NEWSIES at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Watch the company of NEWSIES at The Muny get serious in 'The World Will Know' below! (more...)

El Capitan Theatre to Feature Disney's A GOOFY MOVIE, 8/25-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (347-6396) and at The El Capitan Theatre box office, for the 1995 original Disney "A GOOFY MOVIE," featured at The El Capitan Theatre  August 25 to September 4, 2017. (more...)

Griffin Theatre To Create and Produce The Henry Ford¹s INNOVATION NATION LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce it will create and produce a live stage version of the two-time Emmy Award-winning television show, The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation. Adapted by Griffin Artistic Director William Massolia, The Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION LIVE! will enjoy its world premiere during Griffin's 2018/2019 season, followed by a national tour. The creative team and cast will be announced at a later date.  (more...)

Photo Flash: NEWSIES Lyricist Jack Feldman Stops by The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

NEWSIES lyricist Jack Feldman visited The Muny's production of the hit musical on Wednesday and took a moment to snap a photo with the cast - check it out below! (more...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood presents HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.  HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

YBCA Debuts New Performing Arts Festival TRANSFORM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) invites the community to be inspired and provoked by Transform, its new signature performance festival-a two-week celebration of the power of ideas. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy to Stage SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy will stage Ray Bradbury's creepy classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, August 17-19 at 7 pm and August 20 at 3:00 pm. All four performances will be at Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School, 885 Broadway, Bangor. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The 2017-18 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's ninth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. The season includes a diverse range of programming for adults and families alike. (more...)

POWER Cranks Up the Heat in its Fourth Season on STARZ
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

In episode 408 “It's Done,” Ghost sees that the location for his new business is in a gang-infested area and has to re-team with Tommy to clean it up. As Tommy threatens war with the Jimenez, his organization starts to destabilize. Feeling the clock ticking, Mike makes a last ditch effort to pin Greg's murder on someone else as Angela tries to rally a team to take him down. Tommy learns the truth about his family. And, unhappy at home, Tariq looks to some old friends for excitement, on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 9PM ET/PT on STARZ. (more...)

Review Roundup: NEWSIES Makes Headlines at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Based on Disney's 1992 cult classic film, Newsies tells the rousing tale of the great Newsboy Strike of 1899. Jack Kelly, a charismatic and resilient newspaper boy, leads a bunch of New York City rag-tag orphans in a clash against the mighty publishing titan, Joseph Pulitzer. With a score by Alan Menken, and hits that include 'Santa Fe,' 'Seize the Day,' and 'King of New York,' this Muny premiere promises to make headlines. (more...)


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The Autorino Center for the Arts Announces 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph is On The Move this year as it celebrates its 15th anniversary-and there's a lot to celebrate. (more...)

New Museum to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Diverse Fall Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

This fall, the New Museum will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a dynamic series of exhibitions, programs, and publications. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Playhouse Square 56th Season to Include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2017-18 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the soaring musical epic in its Midwest premiere, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Watch What Happens... Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of last night's performance of NEWSIES at The Muny - check out photos below! (more...)

Hale Theatre Opens New Season with a Spectacular Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert opens its 2017-2018 season on August 25th with the spectacular Broadway musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The endearing Bible story tells the epic saga of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob in the Book of Genesis. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams and given a coat of many colors. Unfortunately, he is the object of severe envy to his brothers who plot to kill him, but end up selling him into slavery instead. (more...)

TribalScale Announces TakeOver Conference, Canada's Largest Digital Innovation Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

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Review Roundup: Serenbe Playhouse's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Met Museum Exhibition to Explore Uses of Landscape in the Chinese Visual Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

About a thousand years ago, the legendary Chinese landscape painter Guo Xi posed the question, 'In what does a gentleman's love of landscape consist?' This question is at the heart of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China, opening August 26.  (more...)

Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts to Present World Premiere of RED HILLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts are presenting the World Premiere of Red Hills by Sean Christopher Lewis in Pittsburgh's Strip District from August 18th - September 10th. (more...)

UNITED FLIGHT 232 to Return to The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232. (more...)

Casting Search Announced for Role of 'Ralphie' in FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Telsey & Company Casting has announced a search for a young actor to play the lead role of 'Ralphie'. The casting description reads: RALPHIE - Male, 9 - 12, Caucasian, Possibly a bit pudgy; a regular kid ... Actor must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. (more...)

VIDEO: Jay Armstrong Johnson Belts 'Santa Fe' in NEWSIES at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Based on Disney's 1992 cult classic film, Newsies tells the rousing tale of the great Newsboy Strike of 1899. Jack Kelly, a charismatic and resilient newspaper boy, leads a bunch of New York City rag-tag orphans in a clash against the mighty publishing titan, Joseph Pulitzer. With a score by Alan Menken, and hits that include 'Santa Fe,' 'Seize the Day,' and 'King of New York,' this Muny premiere promises to make headlines. Watch Jay Armstrong Johnson (as Jack Kelly) perform a passionate rendition of 'Santa Fe' below! (more...)

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