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by Carla Delgado - Oct 30, 2019
With PETA's Acting in HIV campaign, they are steadfast in their goal of tackling sensitive topics through theater and the arts. They use theater as their medium to forward their advocacies and help the public to be educated, especially with shows like Under My Skin.
by Michael Dale - Oct 29, 2019
It's a bit of a longshot, perhaps, but given the organization's tendency to honor less-than-traditional terpsichorean achievements, don't be too shocked if Raul Esparza is named as one of this season's Chita Rivera Award nominees as Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Casting is announced today for a workshop reading of new British musical Papadopoulos!, which will take place at The Other Palace on Tuesday 26 November.
by Vicki Trask - Oct 29, 2019
In addition to choreographing this musical staple, his company, Brown Cow Collections, is putting Sweet Charity where it belongs: in an intimate club. An audience of 40 will be invited to every performance to sit in the Habitat Living Sound club to experience the show up close.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham today announce a brand new production and UK tour of Ronald Harwood's highly acclaimed drama The Dresser starring the much loved UK entertainer Julian Clary as Norman and Olivier Award winner Matthew Kelly as 'Sir'. Directed by Terry Johnson, The Dresser will run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre from 10 to 19 September 2020 followed by Theatre Royal Bath from 21 to 26 September where it will have its opening night for press on 23 September 2020. The production will continue to tour until Spring 2021 with further dates and venues to be announced in due course. Tickets for Cheltenham and Bath go on sale tomorrow.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019
Today's top stories: casting announced for My Fair Lady on tour, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
New York Classical Theatre will launch its 21st season with its Diversifying the Classics staged reading, presented by the New York City Council's Cultural Immigrant Initiative and Arts Brookfield.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Redhouse continues its stellar 2019 season with the Tony Award-Winning play, God of Carnage co-starring two Broadway veterans Jeremy Kushnier and Jennifer Cody who both will make their Redhouse MainStage debuts. The show, will be directed by Redhouse Artistic Director, Tony Nominated actor and Director Hunter Foster, who is coming off his directorial debut at Redhouse of the smash hit RENT. a?oeThis show portrays a very realistic and sometimes uncomfortable view of parenting and manages to do it in a very fast-paced and comedic waya??. The show opens at Redhouse November 7th with performances running through November 17th. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019
On this day, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to Raul Esparza, who can currently be seen cooking up some kitchen comedy in the new play, Seared, at MCC Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
From the heartwarming story of the mean old Grinch to an evening of impressive moves by your TV favorites from So You Think You Can Dance, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is your holiday season headquarters for live entertainment with programming fit for the entire family. Tickets for the following engagements are on sale now at TheSmithCenter.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
As part of the Feast Festival, the Ukulele Dream Girl will premiere and tour her most personal cabaret show this November: Love at a Distance. In a world where most interactions are mediated or feel distant this show reminds audiences, in Adelaide and Victor Harbor, that all love and all love stories are valuable.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Direct from its world premiere, The Joyce Theater Foundation presents the New York premiere of The Sun Still Burns Here.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 15, 2019
New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) continues their successful season with Lily written by Christopher Daftsios and directed by Sarah Norris.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2019
Joseph Marcell - best known as laconic British butler 'Geoffrey' in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - and Christopher Fairbank - best known for his role as 'Moxey' in the iconic British series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - will star as 'Byron' and 'Ames' in the long-awaited UK premiere of Sam Shepard's play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Alexander Lass, playing from Thursday 17 October - Sunday 24 November at the Vaults Theatre in London's Waterloo, with a press night on Wednesday 23 October.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 9, 2019
The London Based singer and comic does a four night sit down at Pangea with some of the most blisteringly hilarious laid back stand up around.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Redhouse continues its stellar 2019 season with the Tony Award-Winning play, God of Carnage co-starring two Broadway veterans Jeremy Kushnier and Jennifer Cody who both will make their Redhouse MainStage debuts. The show, will be directed by Redhouse Artistic Director, Tony Nominated actor and Director Hunter Foster, who is coming off his directorial debut at Redhouse of the smash hit RENT. 'This show portrays a very realistic and sometimes uncomfortable view of parenting and manages to do it in a very fast-paced and comedic way'. The show opened at Redhouse November 7th with performances running through November 17th.
by Emily Yorgey - Nov 7, 2019
The Laboratory Theater of Florida's production of SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN, based loosely on the book of the same name by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is a hilarious and surprising show. 
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Nov 4, 2019
Clearly, the story of a king who would, legally speaking, seem like the safest person in the land, but who nonetheless is slain, as is his lover, because their relationship is considered taboo, seems facially like a perfect vehicle to provide that treatment. But it simply isn't, or at least not without more work. There are too many complications unique to a royal situation, as this play cannot help showing.
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2019
From the creator of Peaky Blinders and the producers of Taboo comes the chilling new drama A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
From the extravagances of 1950s Paris, to the devastation of New York in the 80s and 90s, composer and diarist Ned Rorem captured the essence of what it meant to be gay, an artist and in love. For the first time, his words and his music are brought together in this stunning production.Presented as part of Midsumma Festival at the beloved Melbourne gallery and performance space fortyfivedownstairs, Belinda Hanne Reid: Love, Rorem is an intimate, compelling production, centred around the music and writings of American composer Ned Rorem. A living legend, Rorem is considered in classical music circles internationally as being one of the twentieth-century's greatest composers. Time Magazine labelled him 'the world's best composer of art songs', and his music has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy. In addition to his music, his work as a writer and diarist also gained him great notoriety. Rorem's frank and unashamed descriptions of his life as a gay man (at time when such issues were considered extraordinarily taboo) were considered scandalous throughout Europe and the US. Through his at times charming, at times naive and at times exhibitionist honesty, he became as The New Yorker described in 2003 'a pioneer for modern gay culture'.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
When German star, comedian Max Ehrlich, and his best friend, composer Willy Rosen were caught in Holland in 1942 and sent to the Westerbork Transit Camp, the commandant recognized Max and made him an offer he couldn't refuse: Every Monday night before the train leaves for Auschwitz the next morning, Max and Willy will do a cabaret. IF they are funny, they do it next week. If not - they are on the train. What followed was 18 months of the funniest cabaret in all of Europe!
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Nov 15, 2019
After the rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL, JAKARTA YOUTH FOR PERFORMING ARTS (JYPA) set their eyes on the high school horror CARRIE: THE MUSICAL. CARRIE will run on 17 and 18 January, 2020 at GEDUNG KESENIAN JAKARTA theater. The production is licensed through Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.
by Andrew Child - Nov 14, 2019
When I first saw Boston Lyric Opera's promotional images for Fellow Travelers, a new opera by Greg Pierce and Gregory Spears, in a production that premiered at Minnesota Opera, I was incredibly wary. Photos of conventionally attractive white men in their boxers clinging to each other in a fit of passion next to images of an un-subtle cross forebodingly hung on a stage used to advertise an opera (the art form relied upon to convey narratives of lovers separated by tuberculosis, conquests by Valkyries, and murders outside of bullfights) feels like an equation for overbearing reminders of overwrought queer storytelling tropes. My assumptions were proven resoundingly incorrect by what may well be the classiest gay porn to mask itself as high art since the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was completed in 1541. Based on Thomas Mallon's 2007 novel of the same name, Fellow Travelers tells the story of an ill-timed affair between government employees Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller during the 1953 Lavender Scare, in which Eisenhower's Executive Order 10450 required the firing of over 5,000 queer, ostensibly queer, or queer-adjacent government workers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) proudly presents The Santa Closet, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband). The Santa Closet is an updated version of Mr. Solomon's acclaimed solo play Santa Claus is Coming Out, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2009. On the 10th anniversary of that production, this new version reflects the advances and nuances in our understanding of LGBTQ lives and remains as timely 10 years later as when it first broke ground. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
In 2017, Buzzfeed author and illustrator Adam Ellis captured the image of a ghost child in his New York City apartment and wrote his first of many spine-tingling tweets: 'My apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he's trying to kill me.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Casting has been announced for The Wallis and For The Record's production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29).
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 1, 2019
New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) continues their year-round theatre season with 'Lily,' a world premiere play written by Christopher Daftsios and directed by Sarah Norris. Daftsios addresses taboo issues in his first full-length play, and he also skillfully plays the show's main character.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Japanese electronic-pop and R&B songstress MIREI is back with her second offering of the year 'Let Me Be,' a dreamy, groove heavy, '90s-esque tune produced and co-written with Zak Leeker (a classically trained musician who's earned support from industry heavyweights like Diplo) and mixed by DJ Shiftee (a two-time DMC World Champion). 'Let Me Be' turns intensely soulful as she muses on power imbalances between genders, while the single at its core is about being true to yourself and holding onto your independence. In their exclusive premiere yesterday, The 405 admired MIREI's sleek ability to pay homage to her influences while cementing her own vocal style unique to her Japanese and New York City upbringing. They said: 'bringing the urban energy inherent in her beyond bustling home base[s], the young singer mines nostalgia from the last few decades, equal parts Destiny's Child and Ciara.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Dixon Place has announced their 2020 season, featuring nine commissioned original productions and four puppetry productions, including Concrete Temple Theatre, Sara Juli, Eszter Balint & Stew, Shayna Strype, Rachel Klein, Nora Burns, Marga Gomez, Maria Camia, Andy Manjuck, Dorothy James and Arif Silverman.
by Lily Lim - Dec 9, 2019
The Wallis and For The Record present LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29).
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019
After recently playing Hedwig on the First Broadway National Tour of Hedwig of the Angry Inch, Mason Alexander Park sings Stephen Trask's a?oeWicked Little Towna?? to promote their upcoming solo show a?oeMore Than A Woman Or A Man.a?? The GreenRoom 42 presents Mason's upcoming concert on December 12th at 9:30pm after its Los Angeles premier at the Rockwell Table and Stage. Featuring songs from shows that pushed the boundaries of gender play, expression, and performance like The Rocky Horror Show, La Cage Aux Folles, Hedwig, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and Boy George's Taboo, this show will deeply explore the importance that music and art has on developing identity from a young age through adulthood. From non-binary German punk rock stars, to sweet transvestites from outer space, this will be an evening of self-exploration through some of the greatest gender bending characters in the Broadway canon. Featuring incredible special guests such as Eden Espinosa(Wicked, Brooklyn), Mimi Imfurst (RuPaul's Drag Race), and more to be announced. Directed by Hunter Bird and featuring members from the Hedwig National Tour band, this is a night not to be missed!
by Lily Lim - Dec 8, 2019
The Wallis and For The Record present LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Arrival) production of A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years this week, opening on Thursday at Trafalgar Studios. The remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19 will play a limited 12-week run in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with a press night on Monday 9 December.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
ROUND HOLE SQUARE PEG 4 is a juried photography exhibition and competition conceived to discover a new LGBTQ visual culture for the 21st century.  A special focus is on transgender awareness, people of color and underrepresented minorities in this biennial exhibition.
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019
Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate recently teamed up for a cover of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Matt Lucas will step in to play the role of Thénardier in the new production of LES MISERABLES at the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre in the West End where performances began on Wednesday.
by Gil Kaan - Dec 2, 2019
The Groundlings' latest Friday/Saturday show GROUNDLINGS SKIS HAUS (opening December 6, 2019) will be helmed by Groundlings alumnae Karen Maruyama, who joined The Groundlings sometime in the 20th century. The ageless Karen had performed in innumerable sketches before earning her alumnae status. Aside from directing countless Groundlings shows (and its spin-off THE BLACK VERSION), Karen teaches all levels of The Groundlings Theatre & School, and at workshops in various Los Angeles venues. Karen most graciously managed to squeeze in some time to answer some of my grounded questions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) proudly presents THE SANTA CLOSET, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband) and Emily Joy Weiner (The Assignment). THE SANTA CLOSET is an updated version of Mr. Solomon's acclaimed solo play Santa Claus is Coming Out, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2009. On the 10th anniversary of that production, this new version reflects the advances and nuances in our of understanding of LGBTQ lives and remains as timely 10 years later as when it first broke ground.
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Tulum Season 2020 will unfold early next year at Riviera Maya with 5 parties, inviting over 20 international and national artists, taking place from December 29 to January 8th.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Bill Kenwright's 'Dazzling' (Sunday Telegraph) production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues into Spring 2020 from 4 February 2020 at Theatre Royal Brighton. This iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country throughout 2019, performing to sell out houses and receiving standing ovations.
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2019
Houses on the Moon Theater Company presents THE SANTA CLOSET, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband) and Emily Joy Weiner (The Assignment), now playing a limited holiday engagement through Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Teatro Círculo Theater (64 East 4th Street in the East Village, NYC).
by Lily Lim - Dec 10, 2019
Casting has been announced for The Wallis and For The Record's production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29). Returning from the 2018 production are Rex Smith (RIAA Gold® recording artist), Carrie Manolakos (Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Doug Kreeger (Broadway's Les Misérables), Tomasina Abate (For The Record's Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Tarantino), Carson Higgins (international tour of Green Day's American Idiot) and the multi-dimensional Emily Lopez. New this year to the lineup of outstanding performers are Rogelio Douglas Jr. (In the Heights and The Little Mermaid on Broadway), Declan Bennett (Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Taboo in the West End, American Idiot and Rent on Broadway), Jon Robert Hall (Fox's Grease: Live, “Glee”), Chris Mann (NBC's “The Voice,” The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Tour), James Byous (Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Netflix's 'Westside'), Ruby Lewis (Cirque du Soleil's Paramour, Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole), singer/songwriter/actress Aubrie Sellers (one of Rolling Stone's best country albums of the year), Gabriela Francesca Carrillo (American Mariachi, Netflix's Homecoming), Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale: The Musical, It's a Wonderful Life, Mary Poppins and The Music Man on Broadway), young singer/actress Nayah Damasen, John Battagliese and accomplished violinist Molly Rogers. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Last night' was the opening night of A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios, followed by a party at Jack Solomons. Celebrities including Dame Vivienne Westwood, Alison Steadman, Neil Morrisey, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bruno Tonioli and John Partridge joined actor Jodie Prenger (who plays Helen) and the cast to celebrate the opening of Shelagh Delaney's era-defining play, which returns to the West End after 60 years.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues into Spring 2020 from 4 February 2020 at Theatre Royal, Brighton. This iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country throughout 2019, performing to sell-out houses and receiving standing ovations.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Artistic Director Lisa Spirling today announces an entire year of programming for 2020 at the home of new writers, including the news that all four remaining finalists of the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award will be staged at the venue by November 2020. This follows on from the success of Award winner Out of Sorts by Danusia Samal premiering in October 2019. In February, the search for the best debut and emerging writers in the world will begin again as the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award opens for submissions.