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by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2018
Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2018
The Hungarian State Opera (HSO), one of the world's busiest opera companies, comes to the United States this fall for the first time ever, presenting four operas by Hungarian composers, including two U.S. premieres, at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, October 30 to November 3. This week of opera is followed by another week of performances presented by the Hungarian National Ballet, November 6 to 11, as well as an opera and ballet gala on November 4 and the Carnegie Hall debut of the HSO Orchestra on November 5. These U.S. performances build upon the HSO's rich history of touring, which stretches back 100 years and includes performances in numerous European capitals including Amsterdam, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, and Vienna, and in countries including Canada, China, Egypt, Japan (ten times), Mexico, Taiwan, and Peru. Ongoing renovations to the Hungarian State Opera House have presented an opportunity for increased touring this season, including the chance to introduce American audiences to the company and its repertoire, much of it rarely seen or heard.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2018
Classic Stage Company announces the full cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless work, which kicks off CSC's 2018-2019 season on October 30, with rehearsals beginning this week.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2018
Preview performances begin tonight, Tuesday, September 25, for The Waverly Gallery on Broadway! Get to know the cast below!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2018
Catskill's beloved Flo Hayle returns to the director's chair for a two-weekend run of Alfred Uhry's heart-warming 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Driving Miss Daisy", parking itself at Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, Thursdays through Sundays from October 11-21, 2018.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 17, 2018
"Jambo, human beings!" Welcome to Tinga Tinga Tales - The Musical, where Lion, Monkey, Elephant and their larger-than-life animal friends leap onto the stage from the popular international cartoon series. Brimming with African folklore, storytelling, and live music, Tinga Tinga Tales - The Musical is directed by Emmy Award-nominated producer and writer Claudia Lloyd, Kenyan celebrity pop singer/songwriter Eric Wainaina (Mo Faya, New York Theatre Festival), who also plays the role of Monkey, and producer Sheba Hirst.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018
American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018.
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2018
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director), announced today that their new co-production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Cummings, will extend its run through Friday, May 25 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE features Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan), Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson (Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez(Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer), Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller).
by Julie Musbach - May 24, 2018
Transport Group has announced initial casting for Promises, Promises-its second musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series. The concert stars John Cariani, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jessica Fontanta and Santino Fontana. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2018
American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018.
by Macon Prickett - May 10, 2018
Today, Netflix officially reveals the guest star roster for the new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The list includes Busy Philipps, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Moynihan, and Aidy Bryant, and the return of favorites from past seasons including Jon Hamm, Amy Sedaris, Mike Carlsen, Zosia Mamet and Derek Klena. Netflix is also releasing new photos and teases storylines for the guest roles.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018
Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 24, 2018
Particularly in light of the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin is garnering new attention and appreciation for his astute analyses of race, class, and sexuality in U.S. culture. Our reading group will take up his groundbreaking semi-autobiographical first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). Attendees are invited to read this seminal text that brought mid-20th Century African-American literature out of the shadow of Richard Wright while deftly exploring the post-Civil War Great Migration, its southern roots, its religious inflections, and its generational tensions. The suggested edition is the most recent paperback (ISBN 978-0345806543). Traditional New Orleans fare of coffee and beignets at Muriel's Jackson Square with lively discussion to follow led by Festival favorite and Southern literary scholar Gary Richards. Seating is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 23, 2018
Join Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford for this Master Class where he presents thirteen items that make up good writing, all of which he deems important and valuable. He will go through each one, explicating what he means and why they are so vital, citing books and references and sources, all both serious and yet with much amusement. Not only will you get great advice, but you'll be able to ask your questions too!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2018
Three hundred and fifty singers, dancers and musicians from the Hungarian State Opera will take over the David H. Koch Theater for two weeks when the Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet make their U.S. debuts, October 30-November 11, in programs featuring a series of U.S. premieres and new productions. The announcement of the engagement was made by Szilveszter Ókovács, General Director of the Hungarian State Opera today (March 14) at the Hungarian Consulate in New York City.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 1, 2018
Lobby Hero begins previews tonight at Second Stage's Hayes Theater. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2018
New Diorama Theatre and Underbelly are proud to announce the winners of the Untapped Edinburgh competition to bring three theatre companies to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 7, 2018
BWW Reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top picks from the Theatre section of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 21, 2018
The New Victory Theater, dedicated to bringing high quality international productions to New York kids and families, announces its 2018-2019 season. From September 28, 2018, through June 9, 2019, the New Victory 2018-2019 Season will include nine U.S. Premieres among its 16 productions of theater, circus, dance, puppetry and music from nine different countries around the world.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018
Following Odyssey Opera's 2017-18 season dedicated to works inspired by Joan of Arc, Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the company's 2018-19 season: a two-part journey with the first memorializing the 200th anniversary of French composer Charles Gounod's birth (as well as the 125th death anniversary), and the second inspired by one of the most enigmatic figures in ancient history, Helen of Troy. Celebrating its sixth season as one of the nation's most innovative opera companies, Odyssey Opera will present one U.S. premiere, four Boston premieres, three fully-staged productions, and two concert operas. (Please scroll down for complete details.)
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2018
American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2018
Transport Group has announced that additional casting for Promises, Promises-its second musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series-will include Stanley Bahorek (Amazing Grace, Queen of the Mist), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Marc Kudisch (Finding Neverland, Hand to God), Sean Mclaughlin (Hello Dolly), Bruce Sabath (Cagney), Tally Sessions (War Paint), and Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018
David Cromer has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018
David Cromer has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 27, 2018
San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced casting for the final show of its 2017-18 Sandbox Series-the world premiere of Washed Up on the Potomac, written by Lynn Rosen. Jose Zayas will direct.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2018
New Diorama Theatre today announce a new season featuring its most ambitious shows ever from some of its most talented associate companies, and a programming model which could rewrite the rules of relationships between artists and theatres.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2018
Transport Group has announced its 2018-2019 mainstage season of two productions: Renascence, a world premiere musical about a radical and reckless poet and The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, a play about the trial that sparked a national wave of Vietnam War resistance. Renascence will run October 5 - November 17, 2018 and The Trial of the Catonsville Nine will run January 16 - February 23, 2019. Both productions will be presented at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York City. Transport Group season memberships are now on sale on their website: transportgroup.org. Casting and additional staffing announcements and single ticket sales will be available at a later date.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2018
Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. Recently honored with a 2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her role as matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this intimate piece directed by Steve Scott. ROSE will play January 12 March 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. Season Flex passes are also available. The press opening isMonday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, announces the extension of All My Sons by Arthur Miller, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Kate Collins, John Judd and Timothy Edward Kane. All My Sons now runs through February 18, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets to extension performances of All My Sons go on sale Friday, February 2, 2018 and available by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472 orwww.CourtTheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
The Huntington Theatre Company presents the irresistible comedy, Bad Dates, featuring Haneefah Wood (Cassandra in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington and Blanche in Fox TV's Grease Live! ), written by Theresa Rebeck (creator of NBC's Smash and the Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winning play Mauritius, produced at the Huntington in 2006), and directed by Jessica Stone (director of Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington). Performances run from January 26 through February 25, 2018 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 19, 2018
700 Wives, an updated, comedic version of King Solomon's story, with book and music by prolific playwright/composer Ginger Reiter, (The Jackie Mason Musical, Mel Schwartz Sleeps with Mae West) will be at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale, a charming BlackboxTheatre near the Galleria Mall this season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE.
by Macon Prickett - Feb 7, 2018
As Evil Does, a feature film written and directed by Yolanda Buggs, creatively tells the story of two young 'Saints Witnesses' Christian evangelists on a friendly pursuit of conversation about religion and God, who unknowingly ring the doorbell of a staunch atheist. They are invited in for what they believe will be a friendly discussion and perhaps some soul healing. When the conversation about the existence of God takes a dark, sinister turn for the worse, all hell breaks loose, resulting in supernatural forces, mayhem and heinous torture. The film stars veteran actor Bill Cobbs and rising star Dorian Missick, along with Holgie Forrester, Karl Sanders, Alycia Cooper, and Carsyn A. Rutland. As Evil Does marks Bill Cobbs' executive producing debut. The film is also produced by Andretta Hamilton, Dorian Missick and Wayne Overstreet. As Evil Does will be featured at the Pan African Film Festival, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6pm and again on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1:20pm. The location is Cinemark Baldwin Hills Cinema 15 - 3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. After screening As Evil Does, publicist, Tonya Carmouche states, 'Audiences will leave the theater mesmerized while discussing the brilliant twist and turns that unfolds as the writer takes us on a journey through this realistic thriller.' There will be a Q&A session with the cast after the Saturday screening. 'No filmmaker is an island. Without the support of generous investors and donors, a talented cast and crew, completing an independent film would not be possible,' states Yolanda Buggs, film writer and director. The film is being screened through the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression. Yolanda Buggs is an award-winning writer, director, and producer from Decatur, Georgia. Ms. Buggs attended graduate school at the prestigious American Film Institute where she received her M.F.A. in Screenwriting. She received her B.A. in Film and Video from Georgia State University. Upon graduating from AFI, Ms. Buggs began her entertainment work as a WGA Writer-Trainee on the sitcom 'The Parkers'. While working on the show, Yolanda was given the opportunity to pitch a fresh concept for the show's new main titles. After impressing executive producers with her ideas, Ms. Buggs was entrusted to direct the new 30-second show opening for season 4 of the series. Following her time at 'The Parkers,' Yolanda worked as an in-house producer for Steve Harvey's production company, Nu-Opp, Inc. After Nu-Opp, Yolanda worked on numerous reality television shows. Yolanda's most recent work, 'Beauty & The Baller,' an independent sitcom she helped produce alongside the show's creator was successfully licensed to Viacom. Season one of the show recently finished airing on BET Her.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2018
PUPPY BOWL, the cutest competition in sports history, returns to Animal Planet on Feb. 4 for an epic matchup between adoptable puppy players from #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff who go paw to paw and nose to nose to win the CHEWY.COM 'Lombarky' PUPPY BOWL XIV trophy.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2018
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the award-winning drama, "The Whipping Man" by Matthew Lopez, a tale of loyalty, deceit, and deliverance, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2018
The American Sephardi Federation's NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco Andre Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2018
Troupe today announces full casting for the UK premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. Sheila Reid (Rose Saunders) and Bo Poraj (Dr David Williams) complete the company with the previously announced Elizabeth Berrington (Ileen Van Meter) and Tanya Moodie (Jaclyn Spaulding). Directed by Jonathan O'Boyle the production opens at Trafalgar Studios 2 on 20 April, with previews from 18 April, and runs until 12 May.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: At Home at the Zoo opens off-Broadway tonight at Signature Theatre, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2018
From March 2-31, 2018, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston premiere of the charming and life-affirming solo show EVERY BRILLIANT THING.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2018
The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) will host an award-winning lineup of spoken word artists at its Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Poetry Symposium on August 17 - 18. Both events are free and open to the public and are designed to stimulate youth participation in modern community dialogue and grassroots activism centered on the social justice legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2018
One of the nation's most adventurous opera companies, Odyssey Opera, begins its sixth season with the U.S. premiere of La reine de Saba by French composer Charles Gounod (1818-1893). This powerful love story of the famed Queen of Sheba will be presented as a concert performance in French with English subtitles marking the Boston debut of singers Kara Shay Thomson (Queen of Sheba) and Dominick Chenes (Adoniram), and the return of Kevin Thompson (King Solomon). This kick-starts the company's 2018-19 season: a two-part journey with the first in Fall 2018 memorializing the 200th anniversary of Gounod's birth (as well as the 125th death anniversary), and the second in Winter/Spring 2019 inspired by one of the most enigmatic figures in ancient history, Helen of Troy.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2018
Underbelly made its biggest year of investment in its programme with over £500,000 of assistance to shows in 2018 and is delighted with its best year of awards, critical reception and ticket sales to date.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 2, 2018
The lovely people at Oberon books have kindly given us a stack of playtexts for shows at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) will host an award-winning lineup of spoken word artists at its Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Poetry Symposium on August 17 - 18. Both events are free and open to the public and are designed to stimulate youth participation in modern community dialogue and grassroots activism centered on the social justice legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 13, 2018
The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2018
American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lily-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 20, 2018
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in  previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20.  Opening night is Thursday, May 3.  The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan),  Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller).
by Macon Prickett - Apr 19, 2018
According to Variety, Tyne Daly has joined the cast of the “Murphy Brown” revival at CBS.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2018
As the build up to this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe gathers pace, today Underbelly added an eye-watering 96 dazzling shows to what will be the most ambitious programme in the company's 19 year Fringe history. Celebrating the freshest new talent and the biggest acts from the world of theatre, comedy, dance, circus and cabaret, the 2018 programme will see hundreds of the most exciting performers tread the boards across 21 Underbelly venues including McEwan Hall, Cowgate, Circus Hub and of course, the iconic Udderbelly.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 13, 2018
The Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet, which will make their U.S. debuts October 30-November 11, announces that tickets are on sale beginning April 16, casting for its four operas and three ballets, and gala performance program.