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Based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz

"Baby" tells the story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the 30-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.

BWW Interview: Playwright Chris Cragin-Day and FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 16, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival from September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. had the pleasure of interviewing Chris about her career and the upcoming show. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Artist Jason 'Malletman' Taylor Releases New EP 'It's A Groove'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Music Artist Jason “Malletman” Taylor, the virtuoso of Vibrafunk, is releasing his newest EP “It's A Groove” at a pre-release party Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Manhattan, New York City's hottest spot - The Cutting Room. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Cancer Surgeon Pens Heartfelt Song in Unique Nashville Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In what might be one of the most unique collaborations in a very long time to hit the music industry, “YOUR Baby” is the write of a surgeon that specializes in cancer, a recording artist that spends her time traveling the globe bringing footwear to those that live without, and a producer that has a long and respectable career performing with the biggest names in Country Music.  “YOUR Baby” is an emotionally inspiring record that any parent or child can relate to and is likely to draw “tears of joy” and “tears of pain”.  “YOUR Baby” is now available on iTunes, Spotify and all other major online music retailers. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Patrick Dempsey, Virginia Madsen & More to Star in THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films have started production in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on a 10-part television series event for premium cable network EPIX, an MGM company, based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker, THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR, which has sold more than two million books worldwide and was translated into more than 25 languages. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month. (more...)

An Evening with Deepak Chopra Now On Sale in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the return engagement of Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned physician, alternative medical sage and public speaker to Dallas. In 2013, Deepak Chopra (more...)

North Coast Brings Hip-Hop Improv Musical to The Connelly Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera, created by the critically-acclaimed improv group, North Coast, will play at the Connelly Theater in the East Village starting on September 20. The fully improvised hip-hop musical is directed by Jody Shelton (Baby Wants Candy) and will run for five performances through Saturday, September 23. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Family Take Over Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After many summers of blowing the roof off of Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, proudly presents Joe Iconis and Family TAKE OVER! on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Five Tips on How to Use Your Pool Liner as The Perfect Underwater Selfie Backdrop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017


Melissa Peterman, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Teresa Ganzel and Sarah Gilman to Lead HEARTBREAK HELP at LA's Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Director Stan Zimmerman has found his quartet of actors for the first major revival of Justin Tanner's acclaimed comedy play, Heartbreak Help. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SOMEONE DIES AT THE END, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 15, 2017

American theatre company Squeaky Wheelz Productions have brought a new play to Edinburgh set after a nuclear apocalypse has wiped out the United States.  The topic is certainly relevant considering current political rhetoric, though the play does not dwell on events leading up to the cataclysm, focusing instead on a small group of survivors.  Three cautious young people sharing carefully rationed food in an underground shelter are joined first by a young couple with a Baby on the way, then by a pair of siblings.  Characters' stories develop and conflict occurs within this 45 minute drama by Freddie Fulton and Matthew Consalvo. (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes The Temptations and The Four Tops this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and The Four Tops. If you love Motown, then you can't afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legends of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations ("My Girl") and The Four Tops ("Baby, I Need Your Loving"). (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ahead of the NT's dazzling new production of Follies, multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks to Jeremy Sams about his legendary musical on Tuesday 22 August, 6pm at Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, September 4, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, September 4, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Monday, September 4, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Monday, September 4, 2017! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 15, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Captured Tracks' Lina Tullgren Shares 'Fitchburg State' w. BrooklynVegan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, Tullgren shares hauntingly moody album cut “Fitchburg State” via BrooklynVegan. (more...)

Samuel French to Publish Six Winning Titles from 2017 OOB Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2017 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Make Queensland Debut at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

One of Broadway's leading musical theatre and cabaret performers, Liz Callaway, will make her Queensland debut at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with her intimate cabaret show An Evening with Liz Callaway in QPAC's newly refurbished Cremorne Theatre for two shows only on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017. (more...)

XO Group to Host 2017 Analyst Breakfast on September 27, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017


BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Harry Styles Among Winners of TEEN CHOICE 2017; Full List
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The following were honored today at TEEN CHOICE 2017, which aired live on FOX from the University of Southern California's Galen Center in Los Angeles. This year, teens logged on to Twitter and and cast more than 63 million votes in support of their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. (more...)

BREEDERS Comedy to Launch New Light Theater Project's NYC Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Light Theater Project will present the New York premiere of BREEDERS by Dan Giles, directed by Jaki Bradley. BREEDERS begins performances Thursday, September 21 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 14. Press opening is Wednesday, September 27 at 8 PM. (more...)

Composer Scott Wollschleger to Release Debut Portrait Album SOFT ABERRATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017, composer Scott Wollschleger releases his debut portrait album, Soft Aberration, on New Focus Recordings. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Young Actress Who Gained Acclaim in 'The Fault in Our Stars' Takes on Role in New Independent Film
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Known for her compelling role in the teen drama “The Fault in Our Stars,” with Shailene Woodley and last fall's Ewan McGregor film “American Pastoral,” actress Emily Peachey returns to the Big Screen in the film drama “Strange Weather,” starring Holly Hunter. The film is now playing in select cities. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Lay It On Down' Debuts at #1; Out Now on Concord Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lay It On Down, five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's ninth album, debuts at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan's Top Blues chart, #1 on both the Current Rock Albumschart and Internet Albums chart, #5 on the Top Current Albums chart and #34 on the Top 200. The record is out to critical acclaim on Concord Records. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

CRY BABY Returns to The PIT this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Actress/comedian (and real life mom) Jamie Aderski is back at The PIT for another run of her one-woman comedy show 'Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood.' (more...)

Freeform Presents All-Day DIRTY DANCING Marathon, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fan-favorite film DIRTY DANCING with an all-day marathon on MONDAY, AUGUST 21, starting at 7:00 a.m. EDT. The film can also been viewed on the Freeform app and through the entire month of August. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 14th, 2017: Broadway Stars Celebrate Diversity and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway stars celebrate diversity, Broadway casts will perform at tonight's Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Summer Concert and more! (more...)

Hall of Fame Vocal Group THE DRIFTERS Come to SCERA Shell 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

With 60 vocalists who have drifted in and out of one of America's earliest rhythm and soul groups, the focus on The Drifters has rarely been about individual singers. The emphasis is on the definitive doo-wop sounds that originated more than 60 years ago and helped the group land a spot among the first group of legends ever initiated into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fellow inductees that year included The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Supremes. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Brings Storybook Characters, Toe-Tapping Music, and All of The Drama to Escondido
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Classic fairy tales weave together like delicate rainbow threads (in hues of red, gold, white, and more...) to build an intricate, complex and epic musical that still somehow bears all of the hallmarks of reality.  (more...)

Patina Miller and Husband David Mars Welcome a Baby Girl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway vet Patina Miller and her husband, David Mars, have just welcomed their first child. Joining the family is a daughter named Emerson Harper Mars born August 9 in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 13, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Portrait of BANDSTAND's Corey Cott
by Walter McBride - Aug 12, 2017

Strike up the band, Corey Cott is on the wall at Sardi's! Check out the unveiling of the Bandstand star's new portrait, a moment shared with Bandstand costars and Cott's lovely wife and newly arrived Baby! (more...)

by Gregor Dickson - Aug 12, 2017

The typically implausible G&S style plot involves two companies going to extreme lengths to secure good reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe with rival productions. Many of the usual Gilbertian elements are included: an abandoned Baby, a sense of duty, love across ranks and an implausible, contrived finale. All-new lyrics, set to Sullivan's music, are accompanied by the usual quota of silly dances. (more...)

N'Kenge Makes Debut with Philadelphia Orchestra in SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) makes her debut with the Sophisticated Ladies concert at the Sarasota Performing Arts Center with Tony Nominee Montego Glover and Capathia Jenkins. These three Leading ladies will take the stage by storm with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Steve Reineke.  Its a one night only event Saturday August 16, 2017 at 8:00PM following a pre-performance talk at 7:00PM with conductor Steve Reineke. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall, (more...)

Southern California Remembers the Carpenters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

???????Starring Singer Michelle Berting Brett Celebrates Music of the Top-Selling Band of the 1970's We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, the definitive celebration of the seminal brother and sister duo the Carpenters in words and music, is set to return to Southern California for a one-night-only performance at The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA on Saturday night, September 16 at 8:00PM. Led by singer Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, seven-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates the Carpenters' original sound, presenting an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most successful recording acts of all time.   (more...)

Brooke Shields to Guest Star in Season 19 of LAW AND ORDER: SVU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

BROOKE SHIELDS is set to guest star on “Law & Order: SVU” in a recurring role that will shake up Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) world this season.  (more...)

Telemundo to Present Princess Diana Documentary DIANA, 7 DIAS, 9/3
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

DIANA, 7 DIAS (Diana, 7 Days), a remarkable two-hour documentary that captures the tumultuous week following the 1997 death of Princess Diana and how her tragedy had such an extraordinary effect on the United Kingdom and the world, will air on Telemundo on Sunday, September 3 at 7pm/6c. (more...)

Erin Durant Premieres Video for 'Old Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Brooklyn-via-New Orleans songwriter Erin Durant has premiered a video for the song “Old Soul” today via BrooklynVegan – share via YouTube – to celebrate two Brooklyn performances (more...)

Belle Game Share New Single 'Low' + LP Out 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

In anticipation of their sophomore album Fear/Nothing out September 8th on Arts & Crafts, Vancouver's Belle Game return with new single “Low”. (more...)

Halloween Is Coming To Can Can This Fall with Three New Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

See the great Halloween lineup coming up at Can Can this fall! (more...)

BWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in August
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 11, 2017

If you were captivated by the film Hidden Figures and its story of the women known as 'human computers' who saved John Glenn's NASA space mission, get ready for Lauren Gunderson's play SILENT SKY, opening this month at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

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