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BWW Review: JAMES THIEREE - COMPAGNIE DU HANNETON, THE TOAD KNEW at Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Broad - May 5, 2017

James Thierree's latest offering is an another polarising work from theatrical experimentalists Compagnie du Hanneton. Having previously presented work in London in 2007 and 2014, Thierree and co. are making their much anticipated return to Sadler's Wells to captivate and shock a fresh audience; it will certainly divide opinion. (more...)

Tron Theatre presents Tron 100 Festival
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 29, 2017

The Tron 100 Festival is entering its second year with a week of new short plays written, performed and directed by members of the Tron Theatre's professional development initiative, the Tron 100 Club. (more...)

Diversionary Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Diversionary Theatre in University Heights, San Diego, is thrilled to announce a brand new member of the staff, Jenny Case. The new leadership position of Managing Director has been created for Case, and will include working closely with Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow on producing a the season of Mainstage productions, Cabarets, new play development and cultivating and managing patron relationships.  (more...)

Tron Theatre Announces Tron 100 Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Tron 100 Festival is entering its second year with a week of new short plays written, performed and directed by members of the Tron Theatre's professional development initiative, the Tron 100 Club. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Buran Theatre's T.B. SHEETS at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Tank presents the world premiere of T.B. SHEETS written by Adam R. Burnett and directed by lisa nevada & Adam R. Burnett. Produced by Buran Theatre as part of The Tank's Flint & Tinder series, T.B. SHEETS is running for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 27 at the The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lower East Side Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup & Full Schedule of Events
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Lower East Side Film Festival directors are proud to announce the festival's seventh annual opening and closing night films along with the complete festival schedule. (more...)

BWW Review: EXIT THE BODY at Town Players Of Newtown
by Sean Fallon - May 14, 2017

A New England cottage allegedly contains hidden stolen diamonds and definitely contains mysteriously appearing and disappearing presumably dead bodies. Who will discover the diamonds and make sense of this madness? Which characters may not be who they claim to be? (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Two-Part Biography Special I AM ELIZABETH SMART to Air on A&E and Lifetime
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

Production is currently underway on the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie, I AM ELIZABETH SMART, the authorized film about the harrowing kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and More Round Out NYMF's Lineup; 2017 Events & More Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today its final selections for 2017 NYMF. A series of developmental readings, invited productions, concerts and Beta Events will join the previously announced programming. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 IN AN INSTANT on ABC - Saturday, July 15, 2017
by - Jun 30, 2017

Get all the scoop on 20/20 IN AN INSTANT, airing on ABC on Saturday, July 15, 2017! (more...)

Rare Pieces, Reinvigorated Classics, New Works and More Set for Arcola Theatre's 2017 Grimeborn Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

See opera differently at Grimeborn. 'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) is back for its 11th year with 14 exciting productions at the Arcola Theatre. (more...)

La Monnaie to Open 2017-18 Season with PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

]Not only our favourite puppet cannot wait to come to life; we too are truly impatient for the new opera season 2017-18 to begin. September 5th will be a milestone in the recent history of La Monnaie. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with Double Feature Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The PIT (Stephen Stout, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their hit film parodies Hold On To Your Butts and Fly, You Fools! for three Double Feature Fridays, starting June 23, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, July 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 15, 2017! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the dates and selected projects and collaborators for its third Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. (more...)

Winners Announced for 7th Annual LES FILM FESTIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

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SWEENEY TODD Opens 7/14 at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising Accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director. (more...)

BWW Review: Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello Make For A Meatier SWEENEY TODD
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2017

The new Off-Broadway production of SWEENEY TODD just got a whole lot meatier.  No, the chef hasn't been adding more filling to the tasty meat pies audience members can enjoy before the performance.  The new reason for checking into the Barrow Street Theater is a chance to see two top shelf singer/actors, Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello, transform a production that opened in March as an amusing Grand Guignol melodrama into a deeply moving and gorgeously sung evening of thrilling musical theatre. (more...)

Sqrrl Raises $12.3 Million in Series C Funding as Cyber Threat Hunting Surges
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

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Corey Fogelmanis Cast as Lead in Fullscreen Thriller, 'PRANKME'
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Corey Fogelmanis ('Girl Meets World') has been cast in the lead role of Fullscreen's thriller “PrankMe.” The scripted series, currently in production in London, created by Jesse Cleverly and Paul Neafcy (“Jack & Dean of All Trades”), follows young social media success story 'Jasper Perkins' on his downward spiral; transforming from online prankster to crowd-sourced killer. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2017
by - Jul 30, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 29, 2017
by - Jul 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/29/2017
by - Jul 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/29/2017. (more...)

Lifetime Orders New Seasons of UnREAL and MARY KILLS PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Lifetime ups its premium scripted content with new season greenlights of the critically-acclaimed drama series UnREAL for a fourth season and freshman drama Mary Kills People for a season two, it was announced today by Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime. (more...)

A&E to Present 2-Part Nonfiction Biography Special ELIZABETH SMART: AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Marking the 15th anniversary of Elizabeth Smart's harrowing childhood abduction, A&E and Lifetime will premiere a cross-network event that allows Smart to tell her story in her own words. A&E's Biography special ELIZABETH SMART: AUTOBIOGRAPHY premieres in two 90-minute installments on Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13 at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Anoka's Lyric Arts Presents 'it's De-lovely' Anything Goes
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 25, 2017

Anoka's Lyric Arts Main Street Stage returns this summer with the comedic and uplifting Cole Porter, Guy Bolton, PG Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse musical Anything Goes. First produced in 1934, in the beginning of the Great Depression, Porter's memorable musical questions the country's status quo and then, the course of true love. Eighty two years later, the musical resonates with Porter's evocative lyrics from the title song: Good authors, too/Who once knew better words/ writing prose/ now use four letter words/ Anything goes/ truding in nude parties studios / Anything goes/ Why nobody will oppose/ Anything goes. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company of D.C. Announces Expansion of Staff and Unveils Special Event Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC, the 2017 Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre for Outstanding Emerging Company, proudly announces an expansion of its senior artistic leadership team with the addition of Victoria Murray Baatin as Associate Artistic Director.  The Mosaic Board has also recently elected Bill Tompkins as its Chair. Outgoing Board Chair Deborah Carliner, who has served Mosaic since its Inaugural Season, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING OF THE YEES Playwright Lauren Yee Shares Her Father's Story in an Innovative World Premiere Staging
by Shari Barrett - Jul 18, 2017

In her new latest play KING OF THE YEES, now enjoying its World Premiere at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Yee shares the tale of how her father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Fung Toy (Yee Family Association), a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush when workers from China were brought to San Francisco to assist in the building of the much-needed railroads crossing America. And while the story may be totally fictionalized, it seemed very real to me, especially since Yee wrote herself as well as her father into the play, having them introduced in an innovative, comical, and interactive way during the preamble to the production. For those of you lucky enough to be seated in the front row, be prepared to interact with the overly friendly and well-intentioned Larry Yee, portrayed with energy and glee by Francis Jue. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's ANNIE
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 14, 2017

Pickerington Community Theatre presents ANNIE. Annie will be performed at the Heritage Theatre (100 North East Street, Pickerington, OH 43147). Performances run July 14 thru July 23rd.  Shows are 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights and 2:00 PM on Sundays. Tickets to Annie may be reserved by calling our box office at 614-508-0036 or you can purchase tickets online at pctshows.com. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for two of their concert events: Women of Note, and How The Light Gets In; and a new panel discussion with Honest Accomplice Theatre, titled Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage. (more...)

Casting Announced For JUST TO GET MARRIED at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The first London production in over a hundred years of Just To Get Married, a romantic comedy by renowned suffragette Cicely Hamilton opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

The Food Plays Present UPROOT at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Food Plays present UPROOT by Julia Levine, at HERE (145 6th Avenue) on Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23 at 8:30pm. (more...)

Honest Accomplice Theatre's 'ReconFIGUREd' to Explore How Bodies Enable, Constrain and Define Us
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Honest Accomplice Theatre presents ReconFIGUREd, co-created and directed by Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan, presented at University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street, New York NY) August 9, 10, 11, 12 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: So-Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Renee Fleming in Met's ROSENKAVALIER
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2017

For a new production that was supposed to mark a farewell for soprano Renee Fleming to a role (the Marschallin) if not to staged opera performance in general, Robert Carsen's version of Richard Strauss's DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Met seemed more of a farce and less a tale of regret about passing time than usual. And the “star” role seemed more of an aside than the center of it all. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Hawaii (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 REP LAB EMERGES for Company's Ongoing Success
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

In the seventh presentation of the popular Rep Lab, the short-play festival features the company's Emerging Professional Residents (EPR) in acting, directing and technical theater to showcase their talent. This year, nine one act play along with a devised play written by the Emerging Professionals appeared in the Stiemke Studio for an intriguing evening of theater. Eight actors, seven directors, and four designers comprise the EPR team. In an interesting mix of plays, many examine the angst in relationships: communal, personal and professional within a wide time frame that also embodies considerable emotional range (more...)

Bedly Funded to Bring Technology-Enabled Housing Network to the Masses
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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