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Irish Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)

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Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

BORN TO DANCE and ENCORE Stage Shows Set Sail on Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Two new Broadway-style stage shows offered to Princess Cruises guests are receiving rave reviews - 'Born to Dance,' the latest show to debut in the cruise line's Stephen Schwartz partnership and 'Encore,' based on the highly popular opera performance 'Bravo.' (more...)

Newest Princess Cruises Stage Shows Receive Rave Reviews Amongst Guests
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

'Ashling' Set for Publication in April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Irish author Mary Mack connects seemingly random threads from Ireland's early history, global mythology, dragons, elves, giants, gods and angels, geology, quantum physics, Greek literature, and biblical accounts of Earth's beginnings, and has woven them into a fascinating tale for all ages. The feature-length script which 'Ashling' is based upon, won Best Fantasy Screenplay at the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay contest, out of nearly 1,000 entries worldwide. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage Announce Next Stop for Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage are pleased to announce the world premiere stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will head to its next destination as part of Hartford Stage's 2017-2018 season. Helmed by two-time Tony Award nominee Emily Mann and adapted by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will run at Hartford Stage in spring, 2018.  (more...)

Ancient & Epic Tales Named Finalist in INDIES Book of the Year Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

August House is pleased to announce that Foreword Reviews has selected Ancient and Epic Tales as a finalist for their Annual INDIES Book of the Year Awards for Children's Books. This prestigious award honors the top books published each year by independent presses other than the powerful Big Five publishing houses. The winners of the INDIES Book of the Year Awards will be announced on June 24th at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Chicago. (more...)

Guerilla Opera To Play Greatest Hits In Honor Of 10th Anniversary, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138! Join your host Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming “Play: the Game—or—Game: the Play” and Boston Lyric Opera's recent “The Rakes Progress,” at 6:00pm  for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar, and mezmerizing performances from Guerilla Opera's “relentlesly inventive” ensemble. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Canadian-written new musical COME FROM AWAY, a sold-out smash hit in Toronto and newly opened to great reviews and sold-out houses on Broadway, is set to take Winnipeg by storm, filling in the much-anticipated Royal MTC Mainstage Slot Three for the 2017/18 season. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Greatest Hits, Experimental Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138! Join your host Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming "Play: the Game-or-Game: the Play" and Boston Lyric Opera's recent "The Rakes Progress," at 6:00pm  for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar, and mezmerizing performances from Guerilla Opera's "relentlesly inventive" ensemble. General admission for this event is $20.00 and can be purchased online at cluboberon.com, by phone at 617-547-8300 and at-the-door 1 hour before curtain at the OBERON. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Dave Malloy, Rick Burkhardt and Alec Duffy's Annual SCHUBERTIAD Coming to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Join the creators of the OBIE-winning play Three Pianos for their now-annual boozy Schubertiad with special guests, in a benefit to support JACK's artistic and community efforts, at JACK on April 3, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington Avenue) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4.30 PM. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the COME FROM AWAY cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, March 19, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 19, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Hopeful MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Leaves the Station at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Costume Designer William Ivey Long
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. Below, go behind the scenes with acclaimed costume designer William Ivey Long! (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, March 19, 2017
by - Mar 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 19, 2017! (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's THE GOLDEN COCKEREL
by Wesley Doucette - Jun 8, 2017

1914 is not a year that should conjure much nostalgia for those who survived it. Among smaller aggravations, the year marked the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and resulted in a half decade war, the likes of which the world had not seen. The year also marked the premiere of Fokine's 'The Golden Cockerel' by The Ballets Russes. Fokine, their first choreographer, was no stranger to '(Description) (Bird)' pieces whether it be 'The Dying Swan,' 'The Firebird,' or 'The Gold Cockerel.' 'The Golden Cockerel' was in his established career and it, unlike the previous year's infamous 'Rite of Spring,' was a jewel box escape from the hostile international climate. The warmth of this piece served a Parisian audience in search of the early 1910's glow, which was probably a distant memory by then. Today, scrupulously mounted by ABT under the direction of Ratmansky and with designs by Richard Hudson (off of the Natalia Goncharova originals,) 'The Golden Cockerel' is a charming aesthetic study even as it has waned as a satisfying evening of dance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Dave Malloy!
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2017

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrated the work of Tony nominee Dave Malloy on Tuesday, June 6. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GREAT COMET's Dave Malloy
by Walter McBride - Jun 6, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Score, Book and Orchestrations and nominee for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812- Dave Malloy, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Announces Featured Artist Sharon Denmark
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Swift Creek Mill Theatre is pleased to present Sharon Denmark as our Featured Artist during the production of The Musical of Musicals: The Musical running July 13th through August 13th 2017.  All are welcome to enjoy Sharon's work in The Mill Room during dinner/lunch or during intermission of each performance.     (more...)

Festival of Young Theatre Makers Celebrates 50 Years of Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This July, the Belgrade Theatre will present All Our Tomorrows, a festival of young theatre makers, to celebrate 50 years since its youth theatre programme was established. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Mastermind of GREAT COMET, the Great Dave Malloy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2017

Dave Malloy is the most Tony nominated creative of the season, earning nods for Best Score, Orchestrations and Book for his masterpiece- Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Below, watch as the mastermind of Broadway's most innovative new musical explains the highs and lows of the show's journey! (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Announces Plans For Autumn 2017 And Beyond
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Artistic Director, Purni Morell has announced another ambitious season of work for children from 6 months upwards through to teenagers and adults, that continues to mark out the Unicorn as the UK's leading producer of high quality, innovative and ground-breaking theatre for young audiences that rivals the best of adult theatre out there.  (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 UK Tour of THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its return to the UK from 27 September 2017. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Legendary Career of Hal Prince Hits the Great White Way Tomorrow in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Cast Album Release with CD Signing at Barnes and Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 7, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY celebrated the release of the original Broadway cast recording of Come From Away with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the Come From Away cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Breaking News: The Prince Finds His Court- Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck, Janet Dacal, Brandon Uranowitz & More Will Star in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration, produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment, that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for An Evening with Neil Gaiman in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for An Evening with Neil Gaiman will go on sale Monday, (more...)


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SUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Ally to Welcome MIZ WASHINGTON Playwright James Ijames
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Ally is thrilled to welcome Miz Washington playwright and 2017 Whiting Award Winner, James Ijames to the show on Sunday, April 30th. James will participate in a post-show talkback with the cast after the 3PM Matinee. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal-Led SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Will Get Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The producers of the hit Broadway revival of New York City Center's production Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, announced today that the show will live on past its critically acclaimed, sold-out limited engagement, with a cast album to be released this summer by Warner Music Group. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Concert in OBERON, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits and looks forward on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration concert in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA! Join host Allegra Libonati and familiar members of Guerilla Opera's “relentlessly inventive” ensemble at 6:00pm for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar. General admission for this event is $20.00 and can be purchased online at cluboberon.com, by phone at 617-547-8300 and at-the-door 1 hour before curtain at the OBERON. (more...)

Jenn Colella and Real Life COME FROM AWAY Pilot Beverley Bass Chat Bond Between Performer and Character Inspiration
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2017

COME FROM AWAY is a story that touches on many lives, but a select few in particular. For the most part, the characters represent a collection of individuals, but one character in particular is based on a remarkable woman. Jenn Colella portrays Beverley Bass, a female pilot and an all-around pioneer. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 17th, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY Starts the Clock and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Despite Andy Karl's weekend injury, GROUNDHOG DAY officially starts the clock on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Broadway By Design: Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James Bring COME FROM AWAY from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James , who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's big story about a small town, COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

Steve Copling Launches New YA Fantasy Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Brown Books Publishing Group is proud to announce the publication of Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling. A crime novelist and veteran in law enforcement, this is Copling's first foray into young adult fantasy and serves as the foundation for a seven-book series. (more...)

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