There's No Such Thing as Too Many Tacos at On The Border' this National Taco Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Proving that you can never really have too much of A Good Thing, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has announced it is giving guests an endless supply of its fan-favorite, crave-worthy tacos for just $8.99 in honor of National Taco Day. On Thursday, October 4 th, guests will be able to mix and match as many Seasoned Ground Beef or Chicken Tinga tacos as they want in crunchy or soft taco form all day long, with the added satisfying taste of Mexican Rice, Refried Beans, and bottomless made-fresh-daily chips and salsa. (more...)

BWW Interview: She's Doin' This Thing (x3)! Jennifer Simard Tells All About Her New Roles in MEAN GIRLS
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 27, 2018

It's A Good Thing that Jennifer Simard looks great in pink... Following a triumphant run as the hilarious Ernestina in Hello, Dolly!, the Tony nominee has just taken over not one, but three roles in Mean Girls on Broadway- Mrs. Heron, Ms. Norbury and Mrs. George. (more...)

Banana Boast Productions U.S. Premiere Of THE KEY GAME By Patricia Cumper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Banana Boat Productions and New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) are pleased to present The Key Game by noted London-based Jamaican playwright Patricia Cumper. The production runs October 17 - 28, 2018 at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37th Street with performances Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: RADIO GOLF at KC Melting Pot Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 22, 2018

'Radio Golf' is the tenth and final work of African-American Playwright August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' of plays. This simple, yet representative production by KC Melting Pot Theatre is performed at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Slow & Steady Records Announces The Release of Danny Lubin-Laden's Self-Titled Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Slow & Steady Records announces the re-release of Berkeley-based trombonist Danny Lubin-Laden's self-titled solo album. The album encapsulates the experiences from Lubin-Laden's eight years of living in Brooklyn, and captures the full range of his musical influences, from the United House of Prayer “shout bands” in Harlem, to tracks from the Smithsonian Anthology of American Folk music, to stories and lessons from his teacher, Art Baron, who played in Duke Ellington's Orchestra. “It's the first musical statement that brings together my many stylistic interests,” says Lubin-Laden. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Announced at The Hilberry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

William Shakespeare's As You Like It treads the boards at the Hilberry Theatre beginning Friday, Oct.26 and running through Nov. 11. Directed by Lavinia Hart and set in present day Appalachia, this hilariously subversive comedy allows audiences to view this classic story through a creative lens that transports you to the hills of Tennessee. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Royal Exchange's THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

The full company for the Royal Exchange Theatre's brand-new production of THE PRODUCERS, directed by Raz Shaw, has been announced today. Joining Julius D'Silva and Stuart Neal who play the wonderfully bizarre double act Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, are MATILDA's Ms Trunchbull Charles Brunton (Roger De Bris), Hammed Animashaun, (Carmen Ghia), Dale Meeks (Franz Liebkind), Emily-Mae (Ulla) and an ensemble of 11 multi-talented actors. This wickedly funny, outrageous love letter to the Broadway musical builds upon the Exchange's growing reputation for reinventing celebrated musicals for its unique in-the-round theatre. Raz is joined by Choreographer Alistair David and Musical Supervisor Caroline Humphris. Featuring show-stopping songs such as Springtime for Hitler and When You Got It Flaunt It the production runs from 30 November 2018 - 26 January 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE RIVALS at Bristol Riverside Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 28, 2018

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals, a comedy of manners, did not receive a warm welcome in it's first performance at Covent Garden Theatre in 1775. After a rewrite, however, it captured the audience's hearts and funny bones, and has been delighting audiences ever since. A new musical version of The Rivals, with book and lyrics by Richard Kellogg and music by Stephen Weiner, will hit the stage at the Bristol Riverside Theatre October 30th under the direction of Eric Tucker. The Rivals is the story of a wealthy young woman, Lydia Languish, who will lose a portion of her wealth if she does not marry someone of whom her guardian, Mrs. Malaprop, approves. Between mistaken identities, scheming servants, and unintentionally misused words, The Rivals is sure to have audiences laughing. The all-star cast includes Harriet Harris, who has portrayed Bebe Glazer in Frazier, Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Felicia Tilman in Desperate Housewives, among many other roles. BroadwayWorld recently had the opportunity to speak with Harris about her experience with The Rivals. (more...)

by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Oct 25, 2018


BWW Review: Theater J's ACTUALLY is, Actually, Very Thought-Provoking
by Sam Abney - Oct 25, 2018

Theater J's new production of Actually, which opened on Monday night, provides new voices to the issue of campus safety and sexual assault. Anna Ziegler's script undoubtedly has important things to say-and Actually is a crucial piece which dives into the intricacies of campus safety. It's tough material that suffers from some uneven pacing but one which, nevertheless, encourages continued engagement and thought. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: A Paperless Broadway- Technology in the Rehearsal Room
by Cara Joy David - Oct 19, 2018

Theater folks are not necessarily the first to embrace change or technology. So it's not surprising when you walk into a rehearsal room and see creatives sitting with giant binders of paper. But certain companies are trying to change that. (more...)

BWW Review: TOOTSIE, Broadway's Next Great Musical Comedy
by Misha Davenport - Oct 1, 2018


BWW Interview: Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney Talk HADESTOWN
by Rona Kelly - Nov 7, 2018

We sat down to talk to the lovers themselves Orpheus and Eurydice: Reeve Carney who returns to the production, and Eva Noblezada who joins it anew. With the National Olivier being the largest venue the show has played to date, the two share how the revolves are helping to tell the story, how else the show has changed, and Broadway audiences vs. West End ones. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, Garrick Theatre
by Charlie Wilks - Nov 30, 2018

Something wicked has arrived in the West End. It comes in the form of the National Youth Theatre REP Company's production of Macbeth, which has been abridged beautifully by Moira Buffini. Shakespeare's epic tale has been condensed down to 100 minutes, and is jam-packed with lots of things that entertain and thrill. (more...)

Guest Blog: Director Kirsty Housley On PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES
by Guest Blog: Kirsty Housley - Nov 20, 2018

So perhaps the fear and screaming is A Good Thing. The first step to feeling afraid and learning to cope with that. And I hope that once the screaming subsides, that these stories will be enjoyed, and that our audience finds in them a message of empowerment.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Life with Wiggy- Time Management
by Student Blogger: Joshua Wiggins - Nov 20, 2018

Majoring in theatre at your university is a balancing act. It's similar to being a juggler while walking on a tightrope; you're trying to keep so much in the air without dropping anything, meanwhile you're trying to not fall on the ground. You, a singular person, are asked to be an academic, full time artist, being yourself whatever what entails (social life, gym rat, video game fanatic, etc….), and you might be working or interning somewhere (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Campbell of SILENT NIGHT at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Nov 18, 2018

Mark Campbell is a DC native, and librettist of 28 operas, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera 'Silent Night,' which is currently playing at the Kennedy Center. Campbell has also written a number of musicals, and is currently working on multiple projects. (more...)

Guest Blog: Tom Wright On Queer Theatre and UNDETECTABLE
by Guest Blog: Tom Wright - Mar 4, 2019

My name is Tom Wright and I am a gay playwright. I feel incredibly fortunate and proud to have broken through this year with two debut plays in back-to-back productions: My Dad's Gap Year at the Park Theatre and Undetectable, about to open at the King's Head Theatre. (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: FALSETTOS
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 1, 2019

Okay, this week, I only have to throw out two CDs, but it hurts! I'll never forget May 31, 1992--the 46th Annual Tony Awards. I had just turned 16 and was eagerly tuning in to absorb the Broadway of it all. I didn't really know much about any of the shows, other than that friends and family in New York had flipped for Guys And Dolls and that my parents had loved an earlier incarnation of Jelly's Last Jam when it played the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Glenn Close was hosting and Patti LuPone was presenting and I was not moving from my seat on the couch until I had a ranked list of the shows I wanted to see when I got to New York to visit my grandparents for Thanksgiving. (more...)

MUSCOM Return To Grand Theatre With Mel Brooks Musical THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company (MUSCOM) return to Wolverhampton this year with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical THE PRODUCERS from Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 March. (more...)

Tracy Byrd Takes the TBYRD25 Tour to the Harris Center
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

He's limited his touring schedule in recent years to raise a family, but Tracy Byrd is back on the road, celebrating 25 years since his first #1 single “Holdin' Heaven.” The Harris Center welcomes Tracy and his own special brand of classic country music to Folsom. He's known as a nice guy — “people should know he's one of the good ones” (Tulsa World) — and his long list of hits speak for themselves: “Watermelon Crawl,” “The Keeper of the Stars” (winner of the Country Music Association Song of the Year), “Big Love,” and all the rest. (more...)

Apollo Nights Summer Series 2019 Announces First Artists Burt Bacharach & Joss Stone, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

The Apollo Nights Summer Series is a new concert experience for the capital. Over one week in July 2019 at London's Eventim Apollo, legendary artists will take to the stage, as the Apollo's newly restored Art Deco interior is celebrated as the stalls area is transformed into an intimate dining experience for a truly spectacular evening, marrying the delights of the best in music and food. The first artists announced are Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone together in concert on 16th and 17th July, George Benson on 18th and 19th July and Marc Almond on 20th July. (more...)

BWW Review: Natalie Cortez Dazzles in Riverside's Thrilling EVITA, Despite Lack of Political Focus
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 26, 2019

My mind kept turning these quotes over after I saw Riverside Theatre's spectacular production of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Time Rice's EVITA, running through Sunday, Jan. 27 in Vero Beach. With its supremely talented cast, phenomenal production values, and shining star, there is no doubt that the musical is engaging. So, in that respect - at least by Albee's definition - the production is political. However, I couldn't help but feel as though the inherent politics had been boiled out of this EVITA. That certainly didn't hamper my enjoyment or appreciation for the production, but it did leave me thinking that perhaps the very point of the show had been missed. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shikhandi Fame actor MAHNAZ DAMANIA on why LGBTQ representation is important
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jan 23, 2019

Some recent stories on screen and off have successfully cast transgender actors, I hope that we continue this search -- Mahnaz Damania (more...)

Heartwarming interview with a legendary duo: Seela Sella and Esko Roine, starring in Love Letters at Tampere's theatre
by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 23, 2019

Love Letters will have its premiere on 29.1. at the Tampere's theatre. I had the honor to meet the charismatic acting duo Seela Sella and Esko Roine! How was the theatre school of 1950-60s different from the theatre academy of nowadays, can anyone become a fairly good actor like Grotowski claims and have their lives gone the way they've planned out? (more...)

BWW TV: They've Got a Good Thing Going! Go Inside Rehearsals for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2019

Previews are under way for Roundabout Theatre Company and Fiasco Theater's production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG featuring a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Noah Brody. Merrily We Roll Along opens officially on February 19, 2019 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through April 7, 2019. For more information, please visit Roundabout Theatre Company's website at (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Paradise Square: An American Musical at Berkeley Rep opened this week. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Lane of INSPECTING CAROL at The Village Players Of Birmingham Says You're Going to Laugh!
by Katie Laban - Jan 15, 2019

The Village Players of Birmingham are kicking off the new year with an uproarious and zany comedy, Inspecting Carol, opening this weekend, January 18th and running through February 3rd in Birmingham. Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish, and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. When an impossibly bad actor is mistakenly identified as the inspector, the troupe does everything to accommodate his craziest wishes. Mistaken identities lead to side-splitting comedy as opening night draws and it seems only a Christmas miracle will save this production! Ashely Lane is making her directorial debut at The Village Players of Birmingham after directing at the Emerald City Theatre and Farmington High School. Lane was very passionate and excited to discuss with BroadwayWorld Detroit her love of the arts and why Inspecting Carol is such a fun and special show everyone should see. Check out her interview below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Mirvish is Outrageously Fun
by Taylor Long - Jan 12, 2019

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG has to be the loudest I've ever heard a Toronto audience laugh. The hilarious farce has captured the essence of what most theatre professionals spend their lives fearing. It takes the unpredictable nature of live theatre and exaggerates the hell out of it. (more...)

February Dance Eventa Announced At 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit (more...)

Review Roundup: Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Metamorphoses is now on stage. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.  (more...)

BWW Feature: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at De Nederlandse Reisopera: Sondheim's masterpiece back on stage
by Chantal Kunst - Feb 3, 2019

2018/19 season is Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. No opera, but, as the composer himself phrases it, a 'musical comedy of manners'. Opera or musical - the work of composer Stephen Sondheim defies all laws of genres, director Zack Winokur says. In his vision, A little night music is therefore much more than the light comedy for which the work has often been mistaken. 'This is all about desire.' (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Renewed BalletNext Emerges at New York Live Arts
by Rose Marija - Feb 27, 2019

Michele Wiles, Director/Dancer/Choreographer, has opened her newest incarnation of BalletNext at New York Live Arts. Having attended Wednesday, February 20th , I couldn't resist returning onFriday, February 22nd, to see Maria Kowroski perform. This years' company includes eight dancers chosen from the dancers at the University of Utah, School of Dance (U of U), where Wiles has been teaching and choreographing periodically since the spring of 2018. Also on the program was Amar Ramasar, partnering Wiles or Kowrowski (on Thursday and Friday) in a pas de deux from acclaimed choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti's Bachground . (more...)

BWW Review: Filling Pockets…At Any Cost. A Review of Street Corner Arts' JUNK
by Madelyn Geyer - Feb 21, 2019

'This is a story of kings.' The opening line of playwright Ayad Akhtar's JUNK gives the audience an epic summary of what they're about to experience. Kings not determined by the biggest crown or most expansive army, but by the fullest pockets. Robert Merkin, played by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, is one such king, though unconventional in that the lead character of Akhtar's longest work sees debt as an asset. Robert sits proudly on the cover Time Magazine, and he's ready to capitalize on his role as 'America's Alchemist'. Performer Garcia revels in all the teeth sucking, furtive gesticulating, and slick talking of a classic 1980's Wall Street yuppie. (more...)

BWW Recap: A Compelling Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY...And There Are Also Bagpipes!
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 18, 2019

If you're a fan of fun cameos, you'll be a fan of this week's Grey's Anatomy! We get 'Baby' from 'Dirty Dancing' AND we get a Hobbit! More than that though, we also get a really compelling episode that explores complicated family matters, gun violence, and having to operate on someone you hate. (more...)

BWW Review: Oozy, Saccharine Sweet National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Just Might Be One Concoction Worth Trying
by Lauren Van Hemert - Feb 13, 2019

Sometimes a show completely defies expectations. And in the case of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, that's A Good Thing. I settled into my seat at the Durham Performing Arts Center Tuesday night and drew forth my pen, my weapon choice, completely prepared to obliterate this production. Then the music started. Cue the ensemble. "Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew…" Suddenly there I was, smiling, strangely finding comfort in the familiar, when I heard a sound that would completely disarm me. A nine-year-old kid behind me named Blake laughed, an infectious sort of laugh that served as a bit of a wake-up call that this show wasn't calculated for me. This show, this moment, and this performance belonged to him and every other dewy-eyed kid in the audience. (more...)

Guest Blog: Garrett Millerick on SUNFLOWER at Soho Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 12, 2019

Garrett Millerick blogs for BroadwayWorldUK about bringing his 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Sunflower to London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

by Rosanna Liuski - Feb 10, 2019

Lauri Maijala is currently directing Chekhov's classic at the Helsinki City Theatre, The Cherry Orchard (Kirsikkatarha), which is premiering 26 of February. Lauri is undoubtedly a very keen and intelligent in terms of theatre and life itself. The world needs more individual thinkers who are ready to tell the truth they see-- whether in theatre or outside of it. (more...)

BWW Interview: Post-SNL, OLDER & WIDER Julia Sweeney's Comedy Rules
by Gil Kaan - Feb 1, 2019

Funny lady Julia Sweeney brings her latest one-woman show JULIA SWEENEY: OLDER & WIDER to the Geffen's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater stage for a limited comedy engagement February 5 through February 10, 2019. I had the pleasure of delving into the comedic genius of this Saturday Night Live/The Groundlings alumnus, getting some very insightful responses. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: JP Morgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon Speaks with CNBC's Becky Quick Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

CNBC Transcript: JP Morgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon Speaks with CNBC's Becky Quick Today (more...)

BWW Review: ANASTASIA at The Hippodrome
by Tina Collins - Dec 6, 2018

ANASTASIA at the Hippodrome is full of charm and exuberance. Part modern fairytale, part musical history, the show takes full advantage of the glory that was Imperial Russia and the glitter of 1920s Paris. (more...)

by Michael T. Mooney - Dec 4, 2018

KILLALOT is the very model of a modern medieval mystery. In her her sixth outing, Ivy Meadows continues to try to balance sleuthing and stardom. (more...)

Check Out Quotables From Last Week's TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

Check Out Quotables From Last Week's TONIGHT SHOW (more...)

BWW Interview: Forbes Masson Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Rona Kelly - Dec 21, 2018

Music sits very much at the heart of director Rebecca Fracknell's vision of Summer and Smoke, the stage surrounded by pianos. Giving us an insight into how that world is created on stage, actor Forbes Masson also shares how that music continues offstage with a certain cast tradition. (more...)

CNBC Exclusive Transcript: DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach Speaks with CNBC's Scott Wapner Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach and CNBC's Scott Wapner on CNBC's 'Fast Money Halftime Report' (M-F 12PM – 1PM) today, Monday, December 17th. The following is video from the interview on here.  (more...)

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Offers Up Dose of High Drama at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 15, 2018

Based on the 2017 Broadway revival (a West End transfer) this new tour offers a solid mix of splash and raw, complex human emotion. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 13, 2018

The cheeky PG-rated fun of British Panto, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Productions, returns for more holiday silliness at Orange County's Laguna Playhouse, this time with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which continues through December 30, 2018 in Laguna Beach under the direction of Sheldon Epps. Fun, light-hearted, and a much-needed far-from-serious break from reality, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE is wonderful family treat the whole family can enjoy for the holiday season. (more...)

by Lynn Beaver - Dec 13, 2018

The Georgetown Palace Playhouse brings us silly Christmas fun from across the pond with FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY'S PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr, based on the work by Charles Dickens. In the United Kingdom, Christmas 'panto' is an annual holiday tradition. Panto is of course short for pantomime and includes send ups of fairy tales (or other well known stories) with over the top characters and lots of audience participation. The Georgetown Palace production, directed by Jonathan Young contains all of these elements and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robyn Spangler Talks CHRISTMAS IS at Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Dec 11, 2018

Consummate singer Robyn Spangler has been resurrecting her singing career for the last ten years with great success. She appears in cabaret from coast to coast and has just released her newest CD Christmas Is. She took time from a busy schedule to talk about the album and her concert appearance at Rockwell Table and Stage on Sunday December 16. (more...)

by Charlie Wilks - Dec 1, 2018

Lucy Pearman is a comedienne that's unfamiliar to me, but after watching their stellar show Fruit Loop the other evening, they are now cemented in my brain as someone very special. The reason I like her so much is because her show feels totally unique to anything that I've seen before. (more...)

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