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Lyceum Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
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As Is is a play by William M. Hoffman.The Circle Repertory Company and The Glines co-production, directed by Marshall W. Mason, opened on March 10, 1985 at the Circle Theatre, where it ran for 49 performances. The Broadway production, produced by John Glines, Lawrence Lane, Lucille Lortel, and the Shubert Organization, opened on May 1 at the Lyceum Theatre, where it ran for 285 performances following six previews. The cast included Jonathan Hadary, Jonathan Hogan, Lou Liberatore, Ken Kliban, and Claris Erickson.



Indian Classical Masters Coming to NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

World Music Institute presents two sides of new Indian classical music in October- one a trailblazing musical collective, the other the scion of a great musical dynasty. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's Café Ludwig Kicks Off 2017-18 Season With BEETHOVEN & SCHUBERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Cafe Ludwig, Pacific Symphony's perennially popular chamber music series, launches its 2017-18 season by asking the question: was Schubert Beethoven's biggest fan? The incomparable pianist and host Orli Shaham-whose playing the London Guardian has called "perfection"-enters her 10th season of performing and curating the series with a tantalizing program that explores the relationship between the two musical giants, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. (more...)

Review Roundup: HEARTBREAK HOTEL at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

This is the world premiere of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, prequel to Million Dollar Quartet, playing at Olgunquit Playhouse. The show runs until September 30, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

BWW Review: BRITNEY SPEARS - THE CABARET, The Other Palace
by Gary Naylor - Sep 7, 2017

Britney Spears The Cabaret entertains and provokes with the story of the pop princess's life told through Christie Whelan Browne's comic cuts and wonderful singing. (more...)

WCN Named a 2017 Hot Vendor in Talent Management by Aragon Research
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

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BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris' PART OF THE PLAN Set to Debut at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2017

Though it may not have started out that way - and it was never a part of their plan - Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris, the two women who are responsible for bringing the new musical Part of the Plan to life onstage, may be proof positive that women, indeed, are getting the job done. (more...)

BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL Captivates at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 5, 2017

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse once again has brought a top-notch group of actors to Broadway in the Finger Lakes and is now thrilling audiences with Ghost the Musical. (more...)

AI News Engine Lands on Opera Mini for iPhone
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

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Replacing Legacy Payment Processors for Retailers: Crypto Improvement Fund, With Its Unique Model, Announces ICO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

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BWW Review: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Rocks Mad Horse Theatre's Opening
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Sep 24, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre in South Portland opened its 2017-2018 with another edgy, brilliant production that speaks to the company's reputation for crafting the unusual and provocative with consummate skill. That they had already programmed the 2009 Off-Broadway hit, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson before the tragic and untimely death on September 9th of its composer-lyricist Michael Friedman, only added impact to a production that is angry, powerful, funny, and hugely contemporaneous. (more...)

HubSpot Names ParTea Winner of #SummerStartup Competition, $100,000 Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Scoop: RIVERDALE - Season Premiere on THE CW - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
by - Sep 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE - Season Premiere, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, October 11, 2017! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors Based In Germany
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area. (more...)

Australian Recording Artist Bertie Anderson Drops Latest Video 'Last Call'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Australian recording artist Bertie Anderson recently released his latest music video for the single 'L A S T C A L L'. The video is directed by Roger Dat and can currently be viewed in its entirety at Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. (more...)

BWW Review: The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Get Intimate With THE SORCERER
by Michael Dale - Sep 21, 2017

For over forty years, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players have been Gotham's go-to company for high-quality G&S productions produced with full choruses and orchestras in the traditional D'Oyly Carte style. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Raises Hopeful, Exquisite New Production of ONCE
by Michael Quintos - Sep 21, 2017

Though the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of writer/director John Carney's well-liked indie film ONCE is a musical that this reviewer has liked quite a bit from past productions, it took seeing South Coast Repertory's brand new regional production---now on stage in Costa Mesa through September 30---for this reviewer to not only like it, but to truly adore it. From casting to staging and everything in between, SCR's enjoyable new mounting, under the astute direction of Kent Nicholson, is somehow much more emotional, thoughtful, and remarkably riveting than past touring productions. And though, yes, it is essentially the same source material, SCR's exquisite new iteration of this small, but genuinely endearing musical is by far the gold standard of how this show should look and feel in any and all future productions. (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Gary Naylor's Nominations - Pt. 1
by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2017

Picking out the best of UK theatre over the past 12 months is a curious task - akin to judging avocado pears against conference pears, we're comparing like with like only in the broadest sense. So, with that necessary caveat, here are some of my nominations for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENS
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 20, 2017

Good cast, good technical work, some funny jokes, but there's something missing. (more...)

R2i Releases Annual Web Analytics Comparison Report
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacar as' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Blake Robison directs this hilarious new play about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Native Gardens is a co-production with Guthrie Theater and runs now through October 22, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. The show just celebrated its opening and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: Strawberry Theatre Workshop's WHY WE HAVE A BODY a Head-Scratcher
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 19, 2017

Everyone has memories that feel rife with significance, but said significance does not necessarily make sense to others. And if the best depiction of said memory is beyond traditional language, then playwrights like Claire Chafee use poetic language to communicate said significance. In Chafee's Why We Have a Body , four women tell their stories in a series of vignettes and monologues using poetic language, and yet any significance Chafee is trying to communicate gets lost in translation. (more...)

We Buy Houses Express Celebrates Seven Years in Business
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Fells Point Corner Theatre Seeking Submissions For 10 Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Fells Point Corner Theatre is seeking original 10-minute plays by Baltimore area playwrights for our critically acclaimed play festival 10x10x10. The 10x10x10 play festival has turned into a staple of local theatre in Baltimore, selling out nearly every performance for the last two year. (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont's School LES MISERABLES is Les Fabuleux
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 18, 2017

Multiple schools from central Pennsylvania contributed cast to the Belmont's LES MISERABLES. They're clearly the cream of the area crop, with great singing and acting chops to match the set. (more...)

Doug Wieselman's Trio S Releases 2nd Record 'Somewhere Glimmer'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Somewhere Glimmer is the second album by Trio S - the acclaimed group helmed by clarinetist Doug Wieselman, featuring Jane Scarpantoni on cello and Kenny Wollesen on drums and percussion. (more...)

BWW Review: A LIE OF THE MIND at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Sep 18, 2017

A Lie Of The Mind by Sam Shepard and directed by Cinnamon Shultz now showing at the KCAT City Theater at Union Station in Kansas City. A richly character driven story provides audiences with a roller coaster emotional ride in a poignant story of love, abuse, and forgiveness. KCAT's ensemble gives a touching performance with memorable characters now through the 1st of Oct., 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: MY LOVE - MY LUMBERJACK at B3 - A Weekend of Perovich Part I
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Sep 18, 2017

Shrewdly directed by the great Ilana Lydia, B3's searing production of My Love, My Lumberjack opened last Friday and runs for only two more performances, next weekend. The piece is presented on B3's modest, storefront stage, however the production feels remarkably eerie and magical - and, GLORY BE, the voices aren't amplified! (more...)

BWW Review: BETWEEN THE LINES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 16, 2017

World Premiere show keeps audience engaged and appreciate - may have a great future in New York (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS to Open in Atlantic City for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

My Big Gay Italian Christmas is officially set to open this holiday season on December 2nd 8pm and December 3rd, 7pm 2017, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and will play in The Showroom. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of Broadway-Bound FROZEN in Denver? Updating LIVE!
by Review Roundups - Sep 15, 2017

Disney's Frozen's pre-Broadway engagement had is opening night in Denver tonight, and is now playing through October 1, 2017 at the Buell Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ARSONISTS is Incendiary at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Evann Normandin - Sep 14, 2017

Do you ever feel like we're all just sitting around watching the world burn? If you would like to do that in the presence of like-minded theatre goers, then head down to Woolly Mammoth and experience the sensation that is THE ARSONISTS. Written by Max Frisch in 1958 and commonly interpreted as a metaphor for the rise of Communism and Nazism, this new translation by Alistair Beaton directed by Michael John Garc s feels frighteningly contemporary. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out a First Look at RIVERDALE Season Two, Premiering 10/11
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The second season of RIVERDALE kicks off October 11th on The CW. Check out two season promos below! (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 13, 2017

Opening their 41st season in tremendous style, the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center offers a superb production of the Tony winning musical Dreamgirls. Running through October 1st at the Oakdale venue, this incarnation boasts a stupendous cast who are absolute naturals in their respective roles. Excellently directed by CM Artistic Director Patrick Grossman (who also serves as Choreographer and Set Designer), the show is certainly a must see for the fall season. (more...)

BWW Review: LIZZIE at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Sep 13, 2017

Aisle Say would never be so trite as to suggest the goth-rock musical LIZZIE, now playing 'live' at City-Theatre is a 'killer' or 'cutting edge' or 'slays the audience'. Of course not. I am much too circumspect and erudite to cave to formulaic nonsense. (more...)

Celebrity Trainer Ilyse Baker Announces 'Dancinerate Pregnancy Edition'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Ilyse Baker www.IlyseBaker.com is a celebrity fitness trainer, choreographer, creator of Dancinerate, AFAA certified, has a BA in Dance Performance and education, is a certified pre/post-natal coach and a new mom! Her personality is contagious and charismatic As Is her enthusiasm for fitness and dance. While pregnant with her first child, Ilyse expanded her Dancinerate program to include safe and sassy dance exercises appropriate for all stages of pregnancy. Now available are 3 new streaming workouts in the Dancinerate: Pregnancy Edition. View online at: https://go.platformpurple.com/?e ilysebakerdigital Titles include: Mommy Moves It: Cardio Dance Workout; Belly Bump Bounce: Hip Hop Dance Workout; and, Baby Mama Motion: Sassy Jazz Workout available at $24.99 for the bundle of 3 or $9.99 each. (more...)

BWW Review: Nando López's DON JUAN TENORIO Makes Its World Premiere at GALA Hispanic Theatre
by Vanessa Michaud - Sep 11, 2017

Directed by Jose Carrasquillo with scenic design by Giorgas Tsappas and lighting design by Christopher Annas-Less, Nando Lopez's adaptation of DON JUAN TENORIO adds further depth to Jose Zorilla's famous play by highlighting themes of forgiveness and love through added complexity in the characters. (more...)


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BWW Review: GYPSY at Theater Works
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Sep 11, 2017

Amanda Glenn's turn as Louise is lovely and heartbreaking. Glenn has a beautiful voice and exquisite is her painstaking, delicate interpretation of the awkward, plain Jane who becomes the iconic burlesque queen. (more...)

Kennywood Earns Honors for Rides, Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

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BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors in Boston and Surrounding Areas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Physical Theater Virtuoso James Thierree to Bring LA GRENOUILLE AVAIT RAISON to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of physical theater virtuoso James Thierree's La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) for three nights only, Oct 12-14, at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

QV Melbourne's Light / Play Is Live With A Full Program Of Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Following Friday's launch with a new public pop up artwork from Danish artist Tine Bech, QV Melbourne's Light / Play is in full swing with a playful program of activities and events including silent disco walking tours, a Red Spice QV pop up bar, quirky workshops on the art of play and more. (more...)

BWW Review: Mosaic Brings THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by Roger Catlin - Aug 29, 2017

The Mosaic Theater Company ignites its third season with a sure hit, a proven crowd-pleaser about the Empress of Blues. (more...)

Kid Rock's Made in Detroit Restaurant Set To Bring Flavor and Fun To Little Caesars Arena
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant is a reflection of one of Detroit's most loyal and successful native sons. (more...)

RWM Places Its Bet on Family-Friendly Musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Robert Encila - Aug 28, 2017

If timing is everything, wisdom is the impulse to tighten the cue or the restraint to yield the appropriate pause. It's one of the hallmarks of a seasoned thespian. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, C Chambers St
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 25, 2017

The four person song cycle presents a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. It's a sweet, often comical tale of dating, romance and marriage. (more...)

Site-Specific 'BECKETT IN THE CITY' to Explore Artist's Work, Life and Themes at IAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the organization dedicated to projecting a dynamic vision of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, will present New Yorkers with an equally dynamic vision of the work, life, and themes of Samuel Beckett. (more...)

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