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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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Based on the film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr.

'Contemporary Monologues For A New Theater' to be Released This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

What is the theater's continued appeal? How does it stay relevant? The answer is simple: human experiences, when depicted by living, breathing actors an arm's length away, expose aspects of our being that would otherwise pass unnoted. As in-home streaming services and blockbuster movies reach the eyes of millions and rack up record sums, small playhouses continue to punch above their weight, inspiring, astonishing, and entertaining audiences around the world with a continued barrage of compelling new perspectives and material. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Carol Lawrence, Penny Fuller & More Join 54 Sings Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Ballroom, the 1978 Broadway musical that was based on the acclaimed television movie The Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an all-star cast at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Touring Production Gives New Life to LES MISERABLES at DCPA
by Jon Bee - Jul 30, 2018

In the history of musical theater certain shows have had their place in time while others seem to transcend lifetimes. Parents bring their children to the same musical that their parents brought them to at their age and suddenly a new family tradition has started. The nice thing about traditions is that they grow and evolve, just like the latest show to come to DCPA: The new touring production of Les Miserables.  (more...)

BWW Interview: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Choreographer David Rossetti Takes Classic Hits to a New Level
by Sally Henry - Jul 28, 2018

Fresh off the national tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN, multitalented performer David Rossetti has returned to Atlanta from New York to shake things up at Stage Door Players. (more...)

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT at CenterStage Theatre- JCC Of Greater Rochester
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Jul 27, 2018


BWW Review: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Jul 27, 2018

Leona Helmsley shuffled back to this mortal coil for one night only---three, actually---and, as portrayed by Tovah Feldshuh, she's lost none of her bite in those intervening years. From the start, Feldshuh's Leona narrowed her eyes into a hard stare that would put Paddington to shame, never letting up for a moment. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Durocher Recalls How AVENUE Q Helped Him Find His Purpose Back in 2004
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

AVENUE Q became an overnight sensation on Broadway in July 2003 following a sold-out engagement and was extended four times after being presented Off-Broadway by Vineyard Theatre and The New Group. Since it roared into the spotlight - with its singular cast of people and puppets including Princeton, Kate Monster, Rod, Nicky, Trekkie, Christmas Eve, Gary Coleman and Lucy T. Slut - opening on Broadway on July 31, 2003, AVENUE Q has given over 6,000 performances, running seven years on Broadway before transferring to New World Stages in 2009, where it continues to play to large and happy houses. (more...)

by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 25, 2018

Dancers for Good, a glitzy gala benefitting The Actors Fund brought top dance talents from Martha Graham, Paul Taylor Dance Companies and more to East Hampton in a flawless, echanting evening of dance honoring two legends and true 'dancers for good': Bebe Neuwith & Chita Rivera. (more...)

Jayendra Bisnik Treats Readers to 'Quiz-A-Day'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018


Powerful Team Assembled For Playwrights For A Cause 2018 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

PLANET CONNECTIONS' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE: This year, this event, designed to address a powerful social and topical issue facing our society today through engaging stage works, will explore the distinctions between gender and sexuality. The event will benefit THE ALI FORNEY CENTER. (more...)

Tops Gallery Presents SCREEN DOOR, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

A screen door allows circulation-of air, light, conversation. It is a porous boundary, used to mark the transition between inside and out, the personal and public. In the South and beyond, the screen door, like the porch, is a social mediator. It exposes the home to the neighborhood, while still maintaining a veil of privacy. In summer's heavy heat, it is of the utmost importance. The four painters in this exhibition have set up a screen, a scrim, a partition in their paintings that allows them to operate within the exterior, coaxing out the mercurial habits of painting behind a seemingly sound surface. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Audiences and Actors alike are being Seduced by The Stratford Festival's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 20, 2018

Stratford Ontario has caught ROCKY HORROR fever with the hit production at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre, and BWW had the chance to chat with the performers, the director, and audience members from all walks of life to find out just what magic is at work here! (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES by Broadway Across Canada Left Me With a Heart Full of Love
by Vicki Trask - Jul 19, 2018

There is a reason that Les Miserables is the longest running musical of all time. It is hopeful and beautiful in its dark setting and the sense of rebellion and companionship the audiences leave with, have made it a classic part of the theatre community in its 33 years. (more...)

by Wesley Doucette - Jul 19, 2018

To enter or exit The Avignon Theatre Festival's stunning Cloître des Carmes one must cross in full view of bleacher seating on the space's Marley floor, which extends uninterrupted from the upstage gothic corridor. Despite such a conspicuous route, or perhaps because of it, many attending Raimund Hoghe's 36, Avenue Georges Mandel took a speedy or defiant mid-performance exit. The performance I attended this past Tuesday ended in a sturdy division between aggressive boos and a smattering of impassioned standing ovations. I am not sure if either extreme reaction was truly merited. I am even more uncertain as to why this piece, first performed in the Festival in 2007, was picked for a rare Avignon Theatre Festival revival. (more...)

BWW Review: CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE at Palais De Monaco - A Royal Treat Under The Stars
by Marieke van den Wall Bake - Jul 17, 2018

It is not every day one is able to enjoy a concert in the magnificent palace of Monaco. Nevertheless, for a few days in summer, the palace opens its doors for the Palace Concerts, featuring the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo with guest conductors and soloists from all over the world, making an evening in the open courtyard of the royal residence even more enchanting. (more...)

BWW Review: GOD'S FAVORITE Highlights Faith & the Human Condition at A.D. PLAYERS
by Audrey Morabito - Jul 16, 2018

Neil Simon's GOD'S FAVORITE does what I believe good theatre is intended to do: take a multifaceted, complex topic and present it in a humanized, relatable, and entertaining manner. This can take many forms, and GOD'S FAVORITE pinpoints perhaps one of my favorite forms of theatrical communication: framing a meaningful, hard-to-wrap-your-mind-around concept within the familiar language of comedy. (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2018

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite took to the stage to a tumultuous roar. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Papillion-LaVista Community Theatre is Big Fun
by Christine Swerczek - Jul 15, 2018

There is more to HAIRSPRAY than big fun. (more...)

BWW Review: AUDRA McDONALD with the Minnesota Orchestra
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 14, 2018

Audra McDonald is a busy, working mother of four who also happens to have six Tonys among her many awards and still finds time to support social causes that mean a lot to her, as well as bringing her activism into her set list in ways both overt and subtle. She played a one-night concert with the Minnesota Orchestra on July 13, 2018. But if you missed it, read on for how you can experience it, too. (more...)

Five Things You Should Know About FROZEN's Patti Murin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Frozen has taken Broadway by storm this season and it's partly thanks to Patti Murin's spunky yet honest portrayal of one of Disney's newest heroines. Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chatted with Murin about being chosen to originate this role for the stage, her history with Disney shows, and of course, other highlights from the course of her Broadway career! Here are five takeaways from the conversation that you should know! (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Opens the Tour at the Landestheater Linz
by martin ganeider - Jul 14, 2018

More than 60 million people in over 440 cities have seen the show. You can think whatever you want but Mamma Mia! the mother of juke box musicals is a musical phenomenon. It swept the world and brought some of the all time favorite songs from ABBA into the musical theatre world. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents 38 MINUTES- A BALLISTIC MISSILE TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

At 8:07 AM on January 13, 2018, residents of Hawaii were informed that they were under the threat of an inbound ballistic missile.  Shortly after that day Kumu Kahua Theatre broadcasted a call for submissions from playwrights inspired by that Saturday morning.  (more...)

Ralph Howard, Veteran Radio Newscaster And Husband Of Julie Halston, Dies At 77
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Ralph Howard, the celebrated news anchor whose voice and measured tones were fixtures on New York City radio for over 30 years on stations 1010 WINS, WCBS, WMCA and with Howard Stern on SIRIUS XM, died on Tuesday, August 7 in Manhattan, according to his wife, the Broadway actress Julie Halston. Mr. Howard was 77 years old. The cause of death was lung disease. In 2008, he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but received a life saving lung transplant that allowed him to resume his work and daily life. (more...)

BWW Review: Bay Street Theater's Production Of EVITA
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 8, 2018

The Bay Street Theater of Sag Harbor closes out their dazzling 27th Mainstage Season with a thrilling production of the Tony winning musical Evita under the clever direction of Will Pomerantz who also serves as Bay Street's Associate Artistic Director. Now running through September 2nd, this production boasts an absolutely brilliant cast as the adorable Long Island venue executes an innovative incarnation of the iconic Tim RiceAndrew Lloyd Webber tuner. Now I know it may seem productions of this show are a dime-a-dozen… but this particular production should really not be missed. (more...)

Plays, Directors And Cast Of Staged Readings Announced For ARTEMISIA FALL FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Six directors and 30 actors from the Chicago theatre community will collaborate to create staged readings of six new feminist plays in the Artemisia Fall Festival 2018, to be performed September 24-26 and October 1-3 at The Edge Theater at 5451 N. Broadway. Artemisia Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot and Literary Manager Sharai Bohannon have curated the festival from submissions solicited from writers, agents and literary managers across the US with whom the company has had working professional relationships. One play from the six to be performed will be chosen for further development by Artemisia Artistic Director Proudfoot, who will work closely with the playwright over the next two years to develop their feminist story for a full production in Chicago. (more...)

Bob Mackie's Creations for Cher, Carol Burnett and More to Be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Julien's Auctions will celebrate the timeless glamour and inimitable style and genius of legendary fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie in Property From Collection Of Bob Mackie. (more...)

BWW Review: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Trollies The Muny Into Its Next 100
by Tanya Seale - Aug 6, 2018

Meet Me In St. Louis is the picture-perfect nostalgic closer for The Muny's centennial season, a romantic musical based on the 1944 film that follows the Smith family through 1903 and into the new year as they await the opening of the 1904 World's Fair. The plot is a bit old fashioned by modern standards, but focuses on family, friendship, and love, and pays an affectionate tribute to a bygone era in St. Louis history. (more...)

by Marianka Swain - Aug 3, 2018

Classic Spring's year-long season ends with Wilde gone wild: a free love riot that yanks the homosexual subtext into text, with everyone from masters and servants to, er, the long-lost brothers sharing snogs and cigarettes. The famous passive aggressive tea party turns into a food fight, and even Lady Bracknell is at the sherry. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams & More Join BALLROOM At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Lee Roy Reams (Tony nominee for 42nd Street), Jane Summerhays (Tony nominee for Me and My Girl), Diane J. Findlay (Fish in the Dark), Neva Small (Fiddler on the Roof), and Don Johanson (Jelly's Last Jam) have joined the 40th Anniversary concert of BALLROOM, the 1978 Tony nominated musical, at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: SARASOTA BALLET, Program A, at the Joyce
by Barnett Serchuk - Aug 20, 2018

Before the curtain even went up on the Sarasota Ballet on August 16, 2018, at the Joyce Theater, I was wondering if all the disruptions in the auditorium were a harbinger of things to come. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by Carolan Trbovich - Aug 20, 2018

Newsies is Disney's fictional account of the actual Newsboys Strike of 1899 where paper New York hawkers, as they were called, banned together and formed their own so-called 'union' to strike in protest of their distribution centers whose publishers raised the cost of the newspapers they bought and sold in Manhattan in order to earn a living. The 1992 Disney film starring Christian Bale was not a commercial success although the film carried a large home base audience, making it a cult classic. The 2012 Broadway musical version, book by Harvey Fierstein and starring Jeremy Jordan met with more acclaim. Any ensemble attempting to produce this high energy, fast-paced, testosterone-packed production better have their act together in more ways than one. Manatee Performing Arts Center came prepared and delivered. (more...)

BWW Feature: CABARET at Majestic Repertory Theatre
by Debbie Hall - Aug 20, 2018

The turbulence of today's world can be compared to the message of the musical 'Cabaret.' The award-winning play captures the turmoil of the times from the past transporting the audience to the present. The Majestic Repertory Theatre presents the intense production through Aug. 26. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET Will Have You Dancing In Your Seat
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 2, 2018

ON YOUR FEET playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 5th is not only a vibrantly entertaining show with fantastic dancing, but it has one hell of a built in soundtrack with the hits from Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

Bazzi Releases New Track BEAUTIFUL Featuring Camila Cabello
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

One of the biggest breakout artists of the past year, Bazzi, has teamed up with multi-platinum global chart topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello, just off of her two back to back #1 singles “Havana” and “Never Be the Same” for a new version of his hit single “Beautiful.”  This brings the two back together after Bazzi joined Camila on her sold out North American Never Be The Same Tour. The track, co-written by Bazzi and Camila, is available today at all DSPs and streaming services. Listen HERE (more...)

Vance Joy Brings 'Ukuleles For Kids' To Children's Hospitals Across The U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Today, multi-platinum, Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy announces a new initiative called “Vance Joy - Ukuleles for Kids” in partnership with Kala and MyMusicRx. Exclusively announced via Billboard, the newly founded program will provide the opportunity for children's hospitals across the United States to opt into donation throughout the month of August. In September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, ukuleles and how-to video lessons will be delivered to hospitals that have opted in to the program. More details can be found at (more...)

by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2018

He's been Annie Lennox, Madonna and Cole Porter to great acclaim. Now Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of pop princess, Kylie Minogue. Put your hand on your heart and step back in time, Kylie wouldn't change a thing! (more...)

BWW Album Review: Linda Eder's IF YOU SEE ME
by Amanda Prahl - Aug 18, 2018

Linda Eder's career has had the kind of variety many performers would envy: everything from Broadway to solo albums to concert halls. If You See Me, her latest release, is her seventeenth solo album, which itself is an Applause-worthy feat. The album itself is mostly a greatest-hits journey through theatre history, from Gershwin to Sondheim and plenty of others in between. Although some of the tracks don't quite hit the mark, others are genuinely wonderful. (more...)

CATS Opens At Shiki Theatre Company in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

The Shiki Theatre Company opened Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic hit CATS on Aug. 11, and it will run through June 2019.  (more...)

BWW Feature: The Future of Theatre Is in the Capable Hands of the Students of the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio at the Old Globe Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 16, 2018

The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio 2018 is r four weeks in Balboa Park a group of 21 students ranging from 9th - 12th grade choose to dedicate some of their precious summer to an intensive program designed to challenge them, develop their skills, and to interpret and create original content based on the works of William Shakespeare. (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Aug 15, 2018

Martha Masters and Vladimir Gorbach each appeared solo, and ended the concert as a duo. (more...)

BWW Review: BACKBONE, Southbank Centre
by Dzifa Benson - Aug 15, 2018

As the lights fade up on stage in the Royal Festival Hall, nine figures lying supine and inert are revealed, along with a rack of clothes, rocks, silver pails of what appear to be soil and, most curiously, a suit of armour. Suddenly, everything comes to life, including the suit of armour. (more...)

John O'Keefe's ALL NIGHT LONG Gets Southern CA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The thin line between waking and dreaming, the conscious and subconscious, is exposed in an outrageously funny, surreal sit-com about 18 hours in the life of an all-American nuclear family.Jan Munroe directs theSouthern California premiere ofAll Night Long by John O'Keefe, opening Sept. 14 in anOpen Fist Theatre Companyproduction at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Brings Fresh Perspectives and Hot Talent to Harlem
by Cindy Sibilsky - Aug 13, 2018

The 3rd annual Hip Hop Film Festival was held, fittingly, at the historic National Black Theatre founded by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer who moved to Harlem in 1968 and saw that the once vibrant neighborhood was suffering from a sense of hopelessness after the losses of African American leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X and desperately needed a community space and cultural arts institution that would 'be reflective of the power, grace and excellence of a people' (according to her daughter and current CEO Sade Lythcott). (more...)

Theater For The New City's 2018 Dream Up Festival Presents APES AT PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2018

A seasoned assassin is hired to wipe out an obscure fringe playwright. Yet as she moves closer to the kill, she uncovers an inexplicable link between herself and the target. Part detective story, part meta-noir, this Kafkaesque comedy takes us on a topsy-turvy quest that explores everything from black holes to criminal clowns. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Aug 12, 2018

Great theater requires a willing suspension of disbelief.  'The Producers' by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan requires a willing embrace of 1940's Catskill schlock and shtick.  That said, MTH's 'The Producers' is so much inspired silliness, so well performed, and so meticulously put together, it is tough to stop giggling and smirking and groaning at the awful, hysterical, politically in-correct, funny, one-liners.   The Saturday night, Crown Center audience for 'The Producers' thoroughly embarrassed itself and was delighted to do so. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New York's Palace Theatre- The Valhalla of Vaudeville
by Trav S. D. - Aug 10, 2018

Built in 1913 as the flagship for the big time vaudeville circuit run by E.F. Albee and Martin Beck, manager of the Western Vaudeville Managers Association, the Palace was the perfect showplace for the biggest of big time vaudeville during the last two decades of its existence. (more...)

BWW Review: MSMT Brings Glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age to the Pickard Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 10, 2018

As its main stage finale in this Diamond Jubilee season, Maine State Music Theatre chose to present the stage version of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain. With its book by Betty Comden/Adolph Green, and songs by Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed), based on the famed MGM musical, this iconic classic receives a production that recreates the glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age on a dazzlingly grand scale. MSMT's staging, directed/choreographed by Marc Robin, sparkles with the effervescence of fine champagne, bubbles with energy and originality, exudes sunshine and joy, and offers its audiences an exhilarating, entirely magical entertainment experience. (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Aug 10, 2018

It was with great anticipation that I attended this concert. (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Aug 1, 2018

Anyone who has been on stage understands the magic that happens when a group of people learn lines, music, choreography and blocking, put on make-up, wigs and costumes, use props, react to sound effects and bow to thunderous Applause… together. The cast becomes a family and that experience becomes an addiction, a theatre fix that is only satisfied by performing in another show. New Tampa Players wants to share this passion with young people who have interest in theatre but may never have been afforded the chance to be on stage. (more...)

Casting Announced For Playwrights For A Cause Benefit For The Ali Forney Center: MY SEXUALITY IS _______
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

This year, Planet Connections' signature event, designed to address a powerful social and topical issue facing our society today through engaging stage works, will explore the distinctions between gender and sexuality. The event will benefit THE ALI FORNEY CENTER, whose mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the dangers of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. (more...)

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