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New Line Theatre Announces Season Tickets for the First Time!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced that for the first time in its history, New Line is selling season tickets, for its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

BWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 28, 2017

In times of great distress, fear can make people do terrible things. It can push wives to turn on husbands, mothers to turn on children, and neighbors to turn on neighbors. This idea surrounds Mississippi Goddamn, a new play by Jonathan Norton that received its first official staging at Pyramid Theatre Company last night. Norton's new play is a force to be reckoned with, as he looks into the fear and actions of one family living next to Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers while investigating what acts of Betrayal lie under one household. Although Mississippi Goddamn could benefit from slightly tightening technical and delivery aspects, Norton's story and sincere performances from the entire cast drive the idea of fear and Betrayal home to create a wonderfully tense and exciting performance. (more...)

BWW Review: The Ordway's Fan-Freakin-Tastic JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Closes this Weekend - Don't Miss It!
by Jill Schafer - Jul 28, 2017

The Ordway's recent string of excellent locally produced Broadway sized musicals continues with the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and it's fan-freakin-tastic. Unlike the Ordway's last original, WEST SIDE STORY, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is not one of my favorites; I've only seen it once before and never really listened to it. So I went into the show with mostly fresh eyes. I still think the piece is a bit weird, but there's something kinda fabulous about it. And the number one reason to see the show at the Ordway is this mostly local cast that is absolutely spectacular. The show is completely sung through, most of it at full volume, and everyone in the lead and featured roles just knocks it out of the park. And every member of the 30+ person ensemble (including several sweet-singing children) completely gives it their all. Notably, this cast is racially diverse (including an African American Jesus), a beautiful example of color-conscious casting by the Ordway. (more...)

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY to Make L.A. Debut at Venice's Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Other Side of The Story is a first for playwright, writer and producer Jonathan Sherman who is premiering the play at Venice's Electric Lodge for a limited run this October for first-time audiences. (more...)

Three Bone Theatre Tackles Challenging Topics in the Charlotte Premiere of THE SUBMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Danny has written a complex new drama about an African-American family trying to get out of the Projects, and it has just been selected for the nation's preeminent play festival. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Premieres New Season of DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL , 9/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Featuring complete coverage of crimes that shook the communities where they took place, this season of DEADLINE: CRIME includes 10 all-new episodes, kicking off on Sunday, September 3 at 10/9c. (more...)

Showtime Picks Up New Drama Pilot Executive Produced by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Today, SHOWTIME announced a new one-hour drama pilot, CITY ON A HILL, to be executive produced by Academy Award® winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), and directed and executive produced by Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant, Warrior). (more...)

Marguerite Willbanks, Matt Edmonds & Joe Kinosian, Norman Moses and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's Fall Lineup; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the 2017/18 Season Fall shows including Souvenir, The Who & The What, Murder For Two, and Holmes and Watson. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Julianne Moore, Matt Damon Star in SUBURBICON
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

There goes the neighborhood. Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac star in SUBURBICON, directed by George Clooney. The new film hits theaters on October 27th. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Palm Beach Opera recently announced its 2018 main stage opera season that will present three audience favorites at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Season subscriptions are now available for purchase. (more...)

Fathom Five Productions presents a Staging of AVALON at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

???????Fathom Five Productions is presenting a staging of a new orginal play entitled Avalon at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe beginning August 5th and starring Sean Cronin as King Arthur and Michele Martin as actress Natalie Wood. The play imagines that Wood, who drowned near Catalina Island in 1981, finds herself on the doorstep of Arthur who stories tell us was taken to the island after a battle to recover from his wounds and await a return to the throne. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

Five Warriors Fight To Take Back A Subjugated Nation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017


The Australian Ballet Regional Tour Brings GISELLE to New South Wales
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

???????The Australian Ballet Regional Tour brings the landmark production Giselle to New South Wales (more...)

Casting Set for Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces the casting and creative teams for its 2017/2018 Albert and Owen Theatre season openers. (more...)

Photo Flash: A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY Concludes Inaugural Opera in the City Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The opera explores the erotic triangle of a woman, her husband and her lover. In this psychological thriller, their explosive encounter soon becomes a cat-and-mouse game. When the tension erupts into violence, there can only be one winner. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

'Walk the Line' to Barter Theatre for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the electrifying true story, rocks Barter Theatre's Gilliam Stage on Aug. 18. (more...)

WGN America Shares First Look at Thrilling 2018 'Prime Crime' Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On the heels of the network's recent pickup of the Anna Paquin-led drama series 'Bellevue,' WGN America announced today that it has secured the U.S. rights to three additional thrilling crime series (more...)

Circle Players Kicks off 2017-18 Season With BRING IT ON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2017

Circle Players kicks off its 2017-2018 season in high-flying style with the Nashville premiere of Bring It On The Musical, promising to take audiences to a colorful place filled with the complexities of high school friendship, jealousy, Betrayal and forgiveness. (more...)

Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Opens at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival continues with INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO.'s riotous rock & roll production of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director, David Melville, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Saturday, July 29 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, August 5 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, September 3 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Single Tickets Now On Sale for 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that single tickets for its 2017-18 season will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 6. Prices for tickets to individual shows vary by performance day and seating section and are subject to change based on availability. (more...)

Brown Box to Tour HAMLET Throughout Greater Boston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Brown Box Theatre Project returns for a seventh year of Free Outdoor Shakespeare with their largest and most ambitious production yet. The troupe's much-anticipated presentation of Hamlet will enjoy a three-week tour to seven outdoor venues throughout Greater Boston August 11-27. (more...)

DC's In Series Announces 36th Season of 'Opera & More'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Now in its 36th year, The In Series announces a diverse season of 'Opera & more'. The 2017-2018 season includes a new English adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute to be performed in DC's Scottish Rite Temple, a sizzling double-bill of Cuban zarzuela, and Viktor Ullmann's haunting Emperor of Atlantis. Popular and concert offerings include a Jacques Brel cabaret in French and English, a revue featuring the music of Jerome Kern, the family musical Duke Ellington's Neighborhood and Operetta Holiday, a staged-concert evening of light opera favorites. (more...)

SecondStory Rep Announces Season 19 Mainstage and Theater for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

SecondStory Rep Announces Season 19 Mainstage and Theater for Young Audiences Series (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces THE WHARTON COMEDIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents A Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies. Based on short stories originally penned by the Berkshires' legendary Edith Wharton, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life have been adapted by Shakespeare & Company Founding Member and Training Director Dennis Krausnick. The Wharton Comedies will run at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre as part of their 2017 season August 17 through September 10. (more...)

BWW Previews: LIZZIE at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Aug 2, 2017

Of course, City-Theatre would be THE group to premiere LIZZIE, a sizzling rock opera based on the 19th century legend surrounding notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women. 1 rock band. 40 whacks. Year after year this band of theatrical malcontents/troubadours continue to entertain and engage audiences with their vanguard productions, bizarre creative staging and in your face audience interaction. (more...)

Stripped Scripts to Premiere Kieron Barry's TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE at Theater 511
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stripped Scripts (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry's Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Announces Australian Premiere of Brett Dean's Opera HAMLET for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

After dazzling audiences and critics alike at its recent world premiere produced by the renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the UK, Neil Armfield's production of Australian composer Brett Dean's masterpiece Hamlet. (more...)

Macha Theatre Works Announces Name Change and 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Macha Monkey Productions is excited to announce its name change to Macha Theatre Works, as well as the unveiling of its exciting 2017-2018 season of new works. (more...)

Everyman Theatre, Maryland Film Festival Team for Stage-Inspired Screening Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Everyman Theatre and the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) have announced 'Everyman at the Parkway,' a season-long partnership and six-part screening series that will bring influential films to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway in conjunction with Everyman Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Repertorio Español - one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the ONLY company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in true repertory in NYC - will mark its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 season with a roster of plays that demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to presenting works that represent the diversity of its own 50-year canon, and the diversity of playwriting voices among contemporary and oft-forgotten writers of Spanish drama and literature worldwide. (more...)

Filmmaker Delves into Secrecy Surrounding Uncle's Death In MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Through home movies, audio recordings, family photos, letters and interviews, Cecilia Aldarondo's MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART reconstructs her uncle Miguel's New York life, one he lived far from his family, especially his religious mother. (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit (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...)

BWW Review: LADY LEAR at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Aug 15, 2017

Lady in the StormThis week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare's 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of the oldest ballet companies in the country - a fine pairing. (more...)

Stratford's KING JOHN to Screen at River Street Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the acclaimed Stratford Festival production of William Shakespeare's KING JOHN on Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21. (more...)

SOUVENIR Starts This September at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater begins the 2017/18 Season with Souvenir, a charming musical comedy beginning performances September 8 - November 5 in the Stackner Cabaret.  (more...)

BWW Review: Gravity Players Highlight Humanity in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by Audrey Morabito - Aug 14, 2017

On Friday night The Gravity Players opened a courtroom comedy and exploration of faith, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, to a lively audience. Set in the Court of Purgatory, a place of redemption and a 'waiting list' between Heaven and Hell, the audience was to witness trials regarding sinners' placement in Purgatory, as many desired to appeal their judgment to move on to Heaven. Judge Littlefield, played by Paul Menzel, demands Bailiff (Philip Hays) to call the cases, 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Thorseen the Implacable', 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Benedict Arnold', and finally 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot'. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Something's Coming: Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Brings Down the House
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2017

Strong and energetic - some even show-stopping - performances from a youthful, fresh-faced cast, choreography that will have you dancing in the aisles and sprightly direction that moves the plot along at an astonishing pace…if you aren't already a fan of Bring It On the Musical, then Circle Players' production will make you one in short order. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): BRING IT ON's Miracle Ham and Emily Urbanski
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Now, Lewis and his team - which includes choreographers Ashley Danielle and Tosha Pendergrast - give the show their own unique spin, opening tonight at Nashville's Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, featuring a fresh-faced young cast bringing the show to life. Two of those cast members - Emily Urbanski and Miracle Ham - responded to our queries, telling us how they found their way to theatrical careers and suggesting why you should be certain to see their show in this edition of Friday 5 (+1)... (more...)

John Boyega and Amber Riley Among Newcomers on Shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Stage today announced the shortlist for its inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. (more...)

JANE EYRE Returns to the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre returns to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September - 21 October 2017 following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a major UK tour. (more...)

Rachel Christopher to Step in for Extended INTIMATE APPAREL at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Shakespeare & Company adds two more performances to its Intimate Apparel run. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by long-time Company member Daniela Varon, the performances have been selling out. (more...)

Review Roundup: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Starring Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, and More at Shakespeare in the Park
by Review Roundups - Aug 1, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

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