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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Getting Married, Shaw's satire scrutinizing the institution of marriage and various other "social norms", begins previews May 10 at the Shaw Festival's Royal George Theatre. Director Tanja Jacobs transfers Shaw's timeless and witty comedy to the 1950s - a decade of simmering societal change and where the age-old question "is getting marriage really worth the trouble?" resonates with new relevance.
by Brian Hilbrand - May 8, 2019
Freaky Friday is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, that was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres.   Freaky Friday is currently playing until May 18th at Circle Theatre in Grand Rapids. It features a book by Bridget Carpenter, the co-executive producer and writer of the beloved television hits, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.  Circle Theatre's cast of performers, combined with an awesome orchestra will have you humming the songs for days after, since they are that catchy.  You will also be laughing at the many comical moments in the show!
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019
As temperatures around the country begin to rise and people yearn for the longer days ahead, viewers will enjoy an entire month of summer-inspired movies when Hallmark Channel premieres four all-new original movies in May. The programming event kicks off with 'Paris, Wine & Romance' (working title) (Saturday, May 4, 9 p.m. ET/PT) followed by 'A Feeling of Home' (Saturday, May 11, 9 p.m. ET/PT), and 'Sailing into Love' (Saturday, May 18, 9 p.m. ET/PT), 'From Friend to Fiancé' (Saturday, May 25, 9 p.m. ET/PT) and 'Love in the Sun' (Monday, May 27, 9 p.m. ET/PT).'
by Lauren Van Hemert - May 8, 2019
n the realm of jukebox bio-musicals, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is probably better than most. And a lot of that has to do with King's rich repertoire of music, not to mention the fact that her story runs parallel to the story of the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Their collective mark on pop music is undeniable. King began her songwriting career at the age of 16 in the hallowed halls of an office building located at 1650 Broadway, a music warehouse of sorts located just blocks away from the infamous Brill Building. In 2013, Weil told The New Yorker that the rents were cheaper at 1650 Broadway than in the Brill Building and newer publishers, like Aldon Music, had their offices there. Weil describes the Aldon Music office as having four cubicles wherein she and her writing/life partner Mann, along with King and her writing partner and husband at the time Jerry Goffin, all worked. The foursome became friends and even vacationed together. But in 1968, King moved from New York to Los Angeles, divorced Goffin, and began her solo career. Her solo album Tapestry sold over 25-million copies worldwide, won four Grammy Awards, and has been hailed as one of top albums of all time. Shortly after Tapestry was released in 1971, King played Carnegie Hall, which is where the musical BEAUTIFUL begins and ends.
by Steve Murray - May 5, 2019
BWW Review: SIGNIFICANT OTHER at SF Playhouse is Joshua Harmon's Unorthodox Romantic Comedy About Finding the Fairytale Mr. Right
by Natalia Jarczynska - May 22, 2019
Moliere said that the duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. And this is exactly what happens in Teatr Polski during play I Cannot Get Married. It's a funny time worth to spend in a theatre and maybe get some lesson from it. You will experience some celebrities facing cameras, trying say something valuable (not easy thing to do if there is nothing to say).
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - May 20, 2019
Stephen Sondheim's Company, playing now through June 1st at Avon Players in Rochester Hills, is a thought-provoking exploration of love and life in 1970's New York City. Bobby has a full social calendar but avoids romantic commitments. On the night of his thirty-fifth birthday, he reassesses his life by reviewing his relationships with his married friends and girlfriends. While all his friends are happy with their spouses, marriage has never been Bobby's speed. Through a series of vignettes showcasing his friend's day to day lives as couples, Bobby is taken on a journey of self-discovery. Smart and funny, Company takes the audience on a journey of one man's lonely life while he figures out the true meaning behind 'Being Alive'.
by The Marriage Matinee - May 2, 2019
Based on songs by ABBA, Mamma Mia! is established in a Greek island where a young lady named Sophie Sheridan is about to get married. Getting married without her birth father giving her away is deeply troubling her, so she sets to remedy that. However, she really has zero clue who he is, so she invites three men who were amorously involved with her mother some 20 years ago to the wedding. When they arrive on the island, Sophie's mother, Donna Sheridan, is brought back memories of love and heartbreak.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Tartan, kilts and braw melodies from the beloved romantic classic Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon brings a wee bit of Scottish delight to The Shaw's Festival Theatre beginning May 5. The season's main stage musical, directed by Glynis Leyshon, with a revised book by Brian Hill; brilliantly brings the windswept wonder and ethereal charm of this enduring tale of love to life. A feast of song and dance, the Shaw Festival production also includes music direction by Paul Sportelli and choreography by Linda Garneau, with fight direction by John Stead.
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - May 12, 2019
It Shoulda Been You, running now through May 26th at the Players Guild of Dearborn, is a hilarious musical that will leave the audience smiling from ear to ear. The synopsis of It Shoulda Been You involves a wedding between a Jewish bride and a Catholic groom. With the bride's mother being a controlling force of nature, things start to go haywire. This "perfect day" goes even more astray when the brides' ex-boyfriend crashes the party and tries to win the bride back on her special day. It's up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.
by Rich Mehrenberg - May 11, 2019
Susquehanna Stage is a theatrical gift embedded within the Mareitta Center for the Arts' pretty wrapping paper
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Island City Stage, now the largest producer of non-musical plays in Broward County with over 500 subscribers, gears up for it's 8th season of theatrical works that focus on the LGBT+ community but have a heart and soul that speak universally to all theater fans. Island City Stage has become known as a theater where both straight theater lovers and members of the LGBT+ community feel equally comfortable sharing stories of love and heartbreak and tragedy and comedy.
by Kori Lotito - May 1, 2019
To help get you started here are a few ideas for altos of songs and shows which should be familiar to your casting director but that they won't have heard twenty times already that day - be it your local community musical theatre, high school, college, or that big Broadway audition.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2019
Serial monogamist Joanne is getting married - AGAIN. AND she wants her sisters to wear their bridesmaid dresses from her previous weddings. AND Aunt Sara's been getting free samples from the bar. What could possibly go wrong?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Marianne Elliot's acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY will get a physical cast recording release today!
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
The 21st Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as 'Ebertfest,” announced today the final slate of films for the 2019 event.  
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
MGM Television and Mark Burnett, Worldwide Television Group Chairman, partner with entrepreneur, television personality, author, philanthropist, Bethenny Frankel for a multi-year deal for unscripted development expanding upon Frankel's previous television and business experiences. Frankel represented herself in the deal along with attorneys Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C?
by Joseph Harrison - Jun 9, 2019
What happens if you take the upbeat and danceable pop music of a Swedish supergroup, place it in a beautiful sun-drenched setting, add in a dash of comedy, some athletic dancing, and a pinch of bright colors, and wrap it all in a simple, but entertaining, story? You get MAMMA MIA!, the hit musical featuring the music of ABBA,  which is the first musical offering in the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) at the University of Connecticut. The CT Rep, once again under the artistic direction of Terrence Mann (who also serves as the director of this production), is offering MAMMA MIA! as one of only two shows this summer season (down from the typical three) in order to give more people the opportunity to see each production.
by Erica Handel - Jun 6, 2019
Ace Young is Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, which is now being performed at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center's Vogel Auditorium this June to the delight of its audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Fantasy Theatre Factory invites you to join South Florida Theatre League for Student Stages of the Sun: Plays by Student Playwrights at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. The play reading is part of SFTL's Summer Theatre Fest 2019 and brings to life short plays written by college and high school students from South Florida. It is the only reading in Summer Theatre Fest specifically dedicated to developing young voices in our community!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
On this day, we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Tony Award-winner, Annaleigh Ashford!
by Michael Rabice - Jun 25, 2019
To say that George Bernard Shaw's social commentaries were erudite would be an understatement. His keen eye and astute observations always allow the reader or viewer to take pause and contemplate life in a different light. The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the Lake is producing one of his lesser works, GETTING MARRIED. Originally written for the stage in 1908, many of it's concepts remain unchanged regarding the institution of marriage and it's sanctity, but Shaw ingeniously takes us for a roller coaster of a ride in telling this story.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Just shy of a century after her sold out Broadway run was branded an 'obscene, indecent, immoral and impure drama' by a New York grand jury, Mae West's Sex gets a rousing production at the Shaw Festival. Directed by Peter Hinton-Davis, this powerful melodrama begins in Montreal's red light district of the 1920s, then shifts locations to Trinidad and New York City. Overflowing with trademark Mae West one-liners, and with its frank sexuality heightened by Hinton-Davis's gender-bent casting, Sex begins previews at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre on June 21st.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
After taking London's West End by storm, comedy thriller The Ladykillers makes its North American premiere under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll. The Shaw Festival's production of Graham Linehan's stage adaptation - based on one of the best-loved British films of all time - begins previews tomorrow at the Festival Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
During tonight's dinner celebrating The Shaw's production of The Ladykillers, Executive Director Tim Jennings announced the Festival has received a funding boost from the Ontario Government's Celebrate Ontario program.
by Stan Jenson - Jul 6, 2019
It's a shame that our lack of summer population will limit the houses at Palm Canyon Theatre's current production of Spring Awakening because it is one of the most inventive and exciting musicals to be presented this season. The story of adolescents in late 19th century Germany discovering and dealing with their blossoming sexuality is combined with folk music and some very angry rock to deliver a still-relevant story.
by Emily Yorgey - Jul 5, 2019
MAMMA MIA! at The Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre, directed and choreographed by Dawn Lebrecht Fornara, brings all the joy of MAMMA MIA! to life in a fantastic and fun production.
by Paula Kiger - Jul 31, 2019
Have you ever 'trash talked' a fellow theater-goer as you passed each other in the aisle? Probably not, right?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
EstrellaTV, a leading Spanish-language broadcasting network in the U.S., announced today that it's in production for Season 2 of '100 Latinos Dijeron' and has incorporated comedian Mau Nieto as new host.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 30, 2019
A conversation with Whitney White & Jonathan Caren on cultural appropriation, The Edinburgh Fringe and what's exciting in the theatrE right now.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Chris Abraham directs a new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand's romantic tale of unrequited and selfless love. Translated from French to English, Associate Artistic Director Kate Hennig's version is presented in prose, yet it thrillingly preserves the poetic beauty of Rostand's original verse. Cyrano de Bergerac begins previews Saturday, July 27 at the Royal George Theatre.
by Chloe Lang - Jul 22, 2019
It's a time of change for the women of The Bachelor Girls-and that means swing dancing, ditching their corsets, and learning to be an independent woman in 1920s London. The Bachelor Girls was a part of the fourth annual She NYC Arts Festival, which strives to provide women writers, composers, and directors with resources to jump-start their careers in the theater industry. At the beginning of the show, we are introduced to Cecily, Gertie, and Molly, three best friends about to set off on their own. In the typical 'I am' song fashion, the three girls confide in the audience their hopes and dreams-getting married, becoming a typist, and dancing, respectfully. However, as the show progresses, the women face trials that school did not prepare them for, but fear not: they had 'The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Everything,' which guides them through the rest of the story. The characters followed typical tropes, and the story was predictable, yet charming. The girls' lives are told through catchy songs, excellent choreography, and endearing relationships.
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 842 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2019 class is 50% women, 29% people of color, and represents 59 countries. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
An extreme exploration of the power of words, Howard Barker's Victory is not for the squeamish. A tale of survival set against the violent aftermath of the English civil war, Victory uses language as a weapon, challenging a modern audience's expectations of what theatre should be. Directed by Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Victory features an all-star ensemble cast led by Martha Burns, Sara Topham, Patrick Galligan, Gray Powell, Tom Rooney and Tom McCamus. The Shaw Festival's production begins previews on Sunday, July 14 at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2019. 
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 1, 2019
Berowne gloomily foresees: 'Necessity will make us all forsworn Three thousand times within this three year's space.' And by 'necessity' we can be sure he means not simply the logistical necessity of dealing with women but what we might call Jurassic Park Necessity: Life finds a way. As Shakespeare himself wrote in a similar context: 'The world must be peopled.' And for peopling, you need relations between the sexes.
by Beth Leitman - Apr 7, 2019
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Elite Dance And Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater publicly announced their 2019-20 Season on Feb. 16th at Broadway in the Hills. There are a total of 15 knockout titles, including 10 musicals and 5 plays for its Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theaters. For tickets, and Season Tickets, please call the Box Office at 480-837-9661 x3 or email play@fhtaz.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The Shaw Festival returns to the wondrous world of Narnia for a second time with a new adaptation of C.S. Lewis's The Horse and His Boy. Directed by Christine Brubaker and adapted by Governor General's Award-nominee and playwright Anna Chatterton, this world premiere opens the Shaw Festival's 2019 season on April 6 at the Festival Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Since classical times, artists have always had to reconcile the demands of their patrons with their own artistic integrity.  In the 21st century, the patrons' demands can come from both the left and right. 'Zen A.M.,' a new comedy by Natalie Menna, illustrates the conundrum, nesting it in present-day issues of class identification, compassion, cultural identity and creative resistance.  Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of the piece May 31 to June 16, directed by Andrew Block.
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Seattle, WA and British Columbia-based musician Mike Edel is pleased to present the official music video for “Houdini,” the soaring single lifted from the seasoned songwriter's latest studio album, THRESHOLDS. Using the central theme from THRESHOLDS to produce a narrative about overcoming personal fear in the shadow of loss, the video for “Houdini” follows the newly transformed life of Bert (played by J.B. Abajian), a character that allows viewers to identify their own fears through him showing his own. “I experience fear more now than I ever thought I would have,” says Edel. “'Houdini' is about leaning on those around you and about finding courage in the face of every day's adversity.” 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Troupe today announces full cast for the The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson which transfers to Wilton's Music Hall, following its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. Kirsty Patrick Ward directs Owen Brenman (Professor Charlie Sharp), Celeste Dodwell (Violet Hunter), Jane How (Aunt George), Tom Lorcan (Paul Stokes), Emma McDonald (Anna Lamb) and Wilf Scolding (Gabriel Lamb) alongside returning cast, Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell), Alice Kerrigan (Emily), Jessica Regan (Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell) and Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes). The production opens at Wilton's Music Hall on 7 June, with previews from 5 June, and runs until 29 June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Avon Players closes its 2018-2019 season with the groundbreaking musical examination of modern love from master composer Stephen Sondheim, Company running May 17-June 1.
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Roger Ebert's Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as 'Ebertfest,” announced today that the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival will take place April 15-18, 2020 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL with related talks and panel discussions to be held at the Hyatt Place in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
by Brooke Yunis - Apr 16, 2019
Owen Hunt loves to gaslight the women he dates, let's discuss. **SPOILER ALERT if you aren't caught up to season 15**
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
The Grand Theatre is pleased to bring, in co-production with the Charlottetown Festival, MAMMA MIA! to the Spriet Stage to close our 2018/19 season. A widely popular musical, this production brings audiences together to celebrate love, life, and music through the sounds of ABBA. MAMMA MIA! takes the Spriet Stage from April 26 to May 18. The Title Sponsor is 3M Canada.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre announces its 2019/2020 Season.
by Peter Nason - Apr 14, 2019
Peppered with infectious Abba songs, it's like bubblegum for the soul.
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Last night, the Battle Rounds concluded on Season 16 of The Voice! Find out which artists won their Battles, or were Stolen by another coach below!