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BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 30, 2017

The Bee Gees won 5 Grammys, including Album of the Year in the late '70's with the album SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. The brothers three, along with Donna Summer, ushered in the disco era, and 'Stayin' Alive' became its anthem. (more...)

BWW Review: MAIDEN VOYAGE at West of Lenin is All Greek to Me
by Amelia Reynolds - May 30, 2017

A well-intentioned show is sometimes just that, and unfortunately, Parlay company's first full-length production 'Maiden Voyage' falls under that category. This modern adaptation of Homer's 'The Odyssey' (Or is it a reworking? Or is it a hypothesized retelling of 'herstory'?) has two primary differences from the original: Penelope does not wait 19 years for Odysseus' return faithfully, and Penelope writes 'The Odyssey' instead of Homer. But when an idea does not get fully flushed out, what results is a convoluted plot line that ultimately does not say anything coherent or new. (more...)

Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents a talk back with star of FUN HOME and President of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Kate Shindle, following the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   (more...)

BWW Review: SPILL ZONE by Scott Westerfeld & Alex Puvilland
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 16, 2017

Scott Westerfeld is the New York Times Best Selling Author of several YA novels, including the popular Uglies series. All of his books are wildly different from one another, yet all have a slant of sci-fi and the unexplainable in them. His new release, SPILL ZONE, is unique in many ways. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Enters Final Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, on Sunday, May 14. (more...)

Badalamente, Kean and Lyons to Receive NAB Technology Awards at 2017 NAB Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Jeff-Recommended BY THE BOG OF CATS Extends to 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company's production of By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr, will extend its run by an additional three weeks to meet the overwhelming demand for seats. The Chicago Tribune's Kerry Reid said of it 'Mossman and his cast dig into the textures of Carr's script with gusto and sensitivity. Collins gives a bravura performance.' The Artistic Home's production, which opened to the press on February 13,  is directed by Jeff Award winner and ensemble member John Mossman. (more...)

ESPN Leads Industry with 50 Sports Emmy Nominations
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

ESPN, Inc. once again led the industry in Sports Emmy Award nominations, earning 50 for 2016, announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Rebel and Misfits Brings SEX WITH STRANGERS to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Rebel and Misfits Productions is thrilled to announce 'Sex with Strangers,' its first project in a new series called 'An Intimate Theatre Project.' The provocative and timely play comes from Laura Eason (House of Cards) and will be directed by New York City's Michelle Bossy. The event runs March 30 through April 15 at a private home in the Central West End (4632 McPherson Avenue). Starting nightly at 8pm, each performance will seat a small, intimate audience of approximately 50 people. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Hecht Explains the Calculations of THE PRICE
by Naomi Serviss - Mar 20, 2017

Arthur Miller's timeless drama focuses on an estranged family settling up an estate, but so much more lies just below the surface. (more...)

A Star-Studded Homecoming! Suzanne Somers DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS Lights Up The McCallum Stage
by David Green - Mar 2, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Suzanne Somers on Saturday, March 11, at 8:00pm. Suzanne has played Las Vegas for 36 years and recently completed a two month residency at the Westgate Resort & Spa, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, where she spent three years in the 80s. People who have never seen her on stage in Las Vegas have no idea that she sings, she dances and she's really funny. But, all you really have to know is that she was chosen to be "Las Vegas Female Entertainer of the Year," which means that every member of the audience comes away from Suzanne's show with a big smile on their faces. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Relive the Past Performances of the Cast of THE PRICE
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 18, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. In anticipation of opening night, get to know more about the cast! (more...)

Family and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to meet the company and watch interviews with the quartet in rehearsal! (more...)

Broadway's THE PRICE, Featuring Quartet of Big Names, Opens Tomorrow at RTC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

A Star-Studded Homecoming! Suzanne Somers DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS Lights Up The McCallum Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Suzanne Somers today, March 11, at 8:00pm. Suzanne has played Las Vegas for 36 years and recently completed a two month residency at the Westgate Resort & Spa, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, where she spent three years in the 80s. People who have never seen her on stage in Las Vegas have no idea that she sings, she dances and she's really funny. But, all you really have to know is that she was chosen to be "Las Vegas Female Entertainer of the Year," which means that every member of the audience comes away from Suzanne's show with a big smile on their faces. (more...)

The Semitic Root presents THE STRANGEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling cafe, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab killed in Albert Camus' classic novel, The Stranger. Experience French Algiers on the brink of revolution, and witness three Arab brothers vie for the love of the same woman. Their bitter rivalry ends only when one is gunned down by a French stranger.Written by Betty Shamieh ( The Black Eyed, Roar, Fit for a Queen) and directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone, Luce).  (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

BWW Interview: Delia Cabe, author of STORIED BARS OF NEW YORK
by Neil Shurley - Jun 5, 2017

For as long as there have been bars in New York City, writers have congregated in their local watering holes to fight writer's block, find inspiration, and mostly, to drink. In this visual and historical celebration of New York's spirited literary past, Delia Cabe offers a fascinating field guide to all the best writerly taverns and bookish watering holes in New York City. (more...)

Flint's Revitalized Capitol Theatre Opens this November
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

This fall, the historic Capitol Theatre will once again open its doors to the Flint community, as a state-of-the-art performance venue presenting a diverse mix of programming including music, comedy, film, contemporary and modern dance, spoken word, and theater. (more...)

Amazon to Premiere New Half-Hour Series COMRADE DETECTIVE on Amazon Prime Video 8/4
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Amazon Studios today announced COMRADE DETECTIVE, a new half-hour live action series that will premiere August 4 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for KILL LOCAL World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Kill Local, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting graduate Mat Smart, directed by Jackson Gay (Kingdom City), running August 1 - 27 (press opening: Sunday, August 6) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Set to Become Producing House as Tom Littler's First Season is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

In a major shift of artistic policy, Tom Littler today announces the relaunch of Jermyn Street Theatre as a producing theatre as he reveals his first season as artistic director. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18
by Audition Roundup - Jun 18, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 18, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11
by Audition Roundup - Jun 11, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 11, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

FUN HOME to Arrive at 5th Avenue Theatre This July; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Seattle engagement of the first National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The tour will premiere in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre July 11-30, 2017. (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...)

VIDEO: First Look - Channing Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Featured in Amazon's COMRADE DETECTIVE
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Nick Offerman lend their voices to the Amazon original comedy COMRADE DETECTIVE. The series premieres Friday, August 4 on Amazon. Check out the just-released trailer below! (more...)

Talent from Cuba, Mexico and More Slated for Steppenwolf's Fall 2017 LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series, now in its second year, announces a thrilling variety of artists for their fall lineup with talent hailing from as far as Cuba and Mexico to our own Chicago community. Since launching in June 2016, the LookOut Series has hosted more than 600 artists in 162 performances of 73 unique engagements, entertaining over 8,300 patrons in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Rediscovers Arthur Miller's INCIDENT AT VICHY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

'Jews are not a race, you know. They can look like anybody." (more...)

HSA Theatre Alliance Presents THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. Award-winning director and Harlem School of the Arts Artistic Director Alfred Preisser directs the play, which is scheduled to run Today through Sunday for four weeks, beginning February 24 - March 19 at the HSA Theatre, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC 10030. (more...)

HSA Theatre Presents Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. (more...)

'CLANDESTINO' Returns With Exclusive Access To The Sinaloa Cartel And The El Salvador Maras
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Accept Her Invitation: Lyric Continues Season with I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Lyric Theatre invites you into the fascinating world of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf as its season continues with the Tony Award-winning play, I AM MY OWN WIFE. Lyric favorite Matthew Alvin Brown portrays more than 30 characters in a tour-de-force performance, which runs March 29 through April 9 at Lyric at the Plaza, 1725 NW 16th St. (more...)

Hal Holbrook's Grandson to Star in ROMEO AND JULIET at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Actor Will Holbrook says he knew what he wanted to do with his life from a very early age. As a boy of 5, he used to put on shows for his parents, and developed a love for performing that continues to drive him today at age 19. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, & Jessica Hecht in THE PRICE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Peter Krause to Lead New FOX Drama 9-1-1 from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Peter Krause (“The Catch,” “Six Feet Under”) has been cast in a lead role in FOX's provocative new drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the “American Horror Story” franchise, “Nip/Tuck”). The series will premiere in 2018. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel in FUN HOME
by Kathy Strain - Aug 3, 2017

Kate Shindle seemed to be one of the busiest entertainers in the theater industry. When she's not busy with her responsibilities as president of Actor's Equity, she is also busy touring with the First National Tour of FUN HOUSE. As she prepares to come to San Antonio, Texas and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, BWW caught up with her to see how she balances it all. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre Announces Cast for OCCIDENTAL EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Trap Door Theatre is proud to announce the cast for upcoming fall project Occidental Express by Matei Visniec and directed by guest director form Hungary, Istvan Szabo K. to open 24th season! (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre, announces the cast and creative team of the classic drama A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller. A View from the Bridge is the passionate and explosive story of the Carbone family and their Sicilian cousins as they discover that the American dream comes at a price. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Jeff Nelson Named Chair Of The American-Lithuanian Business Council
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 18, 2017

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

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