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by Charlie Wilks - Sep 7, 2019
In an explosive blend of live music, spoken word and theatre, Jackie Kay's 1986 provocation is breathed a new life under Lynette Linton's hand. It is the director's first show since taking the AD job at the Bush Theatre, and is one that highly entertains, whilst also shines a light on queer women of colour across generations.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
On 19 October, Disney's THE LION KING celebrates 20 years in the West End, cementing its place in theatrical history as one of the most successful and beloved stage musicals of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
We took a trip to the Pridelands yesterday as The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is excited to announce the lineup of FREE events for the 2019/20 season. FREE, monthly offerings include Grow Up Great, La NOCHE, and Sittin' In: Live Sessions, while annual favorites such as Songs You Left Behind, CraftNOW Create, and Outside the Wire return, alongside holiday favorites like Tuba Christmas, Silent Night Sing-in, Three Kings Day, and New Year's Day. Designed to reflect the broad and diverse interests of Philadelphia audiences, programming ranges from jazz to Latin music, Broadway showtunes to organ demonstrations, community chat-backs to seasonal happenings.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Grand Rapids are thrilled to announce that tickets for the long-awaited premiere engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Thursday, September 5. The Lion King will leap onto DeVos Hall's stage on Wednesday, November 20 for a two-week engagement through Sunday, December 1.
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 3, 2019
Get ready to head to the Pridelands because The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Wednesday, September 4th, to celebrate National Wildlife Day! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic that goes into creating the circle of life on the stage of the Minksoff Theatre!
by Fiona Scott - Sep 3, 2019
A tale of love, loss and laughter, Falsettos is currently running at The Other Palace. Cast members Oliver Savile, Gemma Knight Jones and Laura Pitt-Pulford spoke to BroadwayWorld about being part of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that tickets for the long-awaited Orlando engagement of Disney's Aladdin go on sale to the public today, Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center on Wednesday, January 22 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, February 9, 2020. The opening night is Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Charles Askenaizer, Artistic Director of Invictus Theatre, today announced his cast for the company's production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, which Askenaizer will direct
by TV Scoop - Sep 11, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Series Premiere of SUNNYSIDE, airing on NBC on Wednesday, September 11, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Lezfest, A Presentation And Celebration Of Queer Female And Non-binary Performance Artists, Expands To Two Nights - Tuesday October 22 and Wednesday October 23 Lineup of 13 artists to include song, dance, stand-up, storytelling, and spoken word.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that tickets for the long-awaited premiere engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Friday, September 13. The Lion King will leap onto North Charleston Performing Arts Center's stage on Wednesday, December 4 for a two-week engagement through Sunday, December 15.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Stranger Things star and former Young Simba Caleb McLaughlin stopped by The Lion King on Friday night to visit his former castmate and current Mufasa L. Steven Taylor and current Simba Bradley Gibson.
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Casting for the latest Agatha Christie drama, The Pale Horse has been announced by BBC One, Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Growing Up, the second family album from Josh Lovelace, pulls back the curtain and digs deep into beautiful and complicated elements of childhood and family life. Warm hearted songwriting and rich Americana result in a perfect musical companion for today's families.
by Chantal Kunst - Jul 26, 2019
Fun home is a musical based on the autobiography graphic novel of Alison Bechdel. This show is part of the cultural program of Pride Amsterdam 2019.un Home tells the story of Alison, who struggles with her complicated relationship with her (late) father. In flashbacks, the adult Alison remembers all kinds of encounters with not only her father and mother, she also looks back on her own journey through adolescence. Allison is coming out gay, and discovers why she didn't get the understanding reaction she was hoping for, from her father in particular.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 26, 2019
New Tampa Players and director Derek Baxter are putting a fresh, new spin on the classic love story of mermaid and man. Utilizing his circus background and passion for Cirque du Soleil, The Little Mermaid debuting at on July 26 will incorporate aerial and parkour choreography to capture life on land and sea.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Presented by Michael Cassel Group and KHAM INC in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, the world's number one musical, THE LION KING, will have its Taipei gala opening in the company of Taiwan's top media and celebrities at the Taipei Arena on 24 July for a limited 2 week season until 4 August.
by Kathleen Peterson - Jul 24, 2019
In an astounding feat of theatre, Melissa Maxwell tells a tale of the NYC school system through the eyes of 16 characters.
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2019
The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving Business Insider a look backstage at the productions' intricate puppets and set design. Head to the Pridelands with the full video!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
RuPaul Drag Race's Charlie Hides will host a local drag queen, king and talent competition at the Assembly Hall Theatre on Friday 16th August at 7.30pm as part of the Tunbridge Wells PRIDE festivities. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto announce that acclaimed TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld," "Dancing with the Stars," Broadway's Chicago) is set to star as "Captain Hook" and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) will star as "Tinker Bell" in Lythgoe Family Panto's upcoming PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Michael Goodman, founder and owner of GPR | Goodman Public Relations, has been named to the board of directors for Slow Burn Theatre Company, a professional troupe that provides South Florida's diverse population with opportunities to experience quality, challenging and contemporary works of musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Kiln Theatre, today announces the centrepiece of A Friendly Society - their National Lottery-supported project aimed to open up the theatre, its heritage and the local history of Brent to both its existing audiences and the wider community - the community play The Seven Ages of Patience by Chinonyerem Odimba.
by Chelsey Robichaud - Jul 18, 2019
Touring production featuring two Nova Scotians brings Tony Winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch to Halifax
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Bated Breath Theatre Company announces a second extension of their acclaimed immersive, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Performances will now continue through September 4 at Madame X in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village, where performances began on May 8.
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2019
The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving us a look backstage at the productions' intricate giraffe puppet from the show's iconic opening number, Circle of Life. Head to the Pridelands with this video!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Writer David Seidler brings the remarkable true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film back to the stage in a new production of the play, directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. Following the play's North American premiere in Chicago, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country.
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The North Fork TV Festival announced Kelsey Grammer as recipient of this year's Canopy Award. A formal ceremony will be held on Friday, October 4 at the Greenport Theatre in Greenport, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The North Fork TV Festival announced Kelsey Grammer as recipient of this year's Canopy Award. A formal ceremony will be held on Friday, October 4 at the Greenport Theatre in Greenport, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Director Adam Brazier has announced a casting change for the forthcoming production of Mamma Mia! at The Charlottetown Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2019
Musical Theatre of Anthem announces 7 National Youth Arts (NYA) Award Winners and Nominees for Additional 37 NYA Nominations! National Youth Arts honors outstanding work by youth in the arts.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip from Michael Luwoye's guest starring role on Disney Junior's 'The Lion Guard.' He voices the role of Askari, the original leader of the Lion Guard, who appears as a 'lion spirit' in the sky to offer Kion advice.
by Vicki Trask - Aug 30, 2019
The Louder We Get (opening on January 28th 2020 at Theatre Calgary's Max Bell Theatre) tells the true story of Marc Hall and the court case that allowed him to take his boyfriend to prom. Premiering for the first time under its new title (previously Prom Queen), the show will be directed by Lonny Price, choreographed by Sean Cheesman, and feature a cast of 40% local artists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The 1993 AIDS-themed musical ALL THAT HE WAS that opened on August 12, earning rave reviews and a Jeff recommendation, will extend its run by one week and will now close on Sunday, September 15.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 28, 2019
Claybourne Elder, Eric Rosen, Bryce Pinkham join forces with other BROADWAY DADDIES to give a benefit concert at 54 Below, delighting audiences of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Ronnie Larsen's THE PENIS TALK SHOW is not what you'd think it isa?? or is it? What would you think it would be?
by Courtney Symes - Aug 22, 2019
In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's love letter to the New York neighborhood in which he grew up, is finally at Broadway at Music Circus after a summer of anticipation. The first draft was written in 1999, when he was a sophomore at Wesleyan University. After being accepted by the student theatre company, it was seen by four people who decided it was worth a further look-one of them being Thomas Kail, who went on to direct both In the Heights and Hamilton. After opening on Broadway in 2008, In the Heights took home four Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations and solidified Miranda's place on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Bated Breath Theatre Company announces a third extension of their acclaimed immersive, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Performances will now continue through October 30 at Madame X in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village, where it began on May 8.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced it will produce a new musical during its 2019-2020 season. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
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by Adam Robinson - Aug 18, 2019
Not fully stand up, not fully a play. Nor a sketch show or pure physical comedy. Splintered is a little bit of everything. A collection of calypso cabaret, all mixed up, reminiscent of the Caribbean itself. It explores and shares the voices of LGBTQI+ women in Trinidad and Tobago.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Pride Films and Plays has announced that $5 of each ticket sold for each Friday 8pm performance of ALL THAT HE WAS, the Jeff-recommended musical that opened on Monday August 12, will go toward one of four Chicago-area charities that provides services and advocacy for those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 14, 2019
The Secret Garden - the Tony Award-winning musical by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, based upon the timeless children's novel by Knoxville's own Frances Hodgson Burnett - premieres at the Center for the Arts on Friday, August 23, continuing through Sunday, September 8, in a sumptuous production directed by longtime theater journalist Jeffrey Ellis.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
From some of Australia's most innovative and daring young theatre-makers comes the Sydney premiere of The Irresistible as part of the Sydney Opera House's UnWrapped series this September.
by Roy Berko - Aug 12, 2019
There is an old adage in the theater that an audience should not leave a musical theater production whistling sets and costumes. In other words, it should be the music and story-line that are most important.
by Steve Wilson - Aug 11, 2019
From the first bar of the opening song the audience quickly realizes this is not just another musical, it is an experience. The spectacular production of IN THE HEIGHTS opened Saturday, August 10 at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center under the direction of Nedra Dixon. This is the first production Dixon has directed for MTH and what a debut she made.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Pride Films and Plays will stage the first Chicago production in more than a decade of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, the team that wrote RAGTIME and ANASTASIA. A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is based on a 1994 film starring Albert Finney as a Dublin bus conductor and features a gorgeous Irish-influenced score. Donterrio Johnson, the Jeff award-winning actor who directed PFP's BUYER AND CELLAR earlier this year and is currently appearing in THE SPITFIRE GRILL with American Blues Theater, will direct. Music direction is by Robert Ollis, who most recently music directed SOUTHERN COMFORT for Pride Films and Plays and was a 2019 Jeff nominee for his music direction of HAYMARKET: A NEW FOLK MUSICAL. Ollis was Music Director for the 2008 production of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which earned five Jeff Award nominations for Bailiwick Repertory.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
A bold new adaptation of three of Shakespeare's most blood soaked plays. Exploring mental illness, toxic masculinity and the events that led to Richard III becoming literature's most infamous villain. Take an in depth look at the little known aspects of the War of The Roses Saga, the original Game of Thrones!