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Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre To Present THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN at the Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre (PBDT), Natasha Middleton, Artistic Director, will present "THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN," an evening of ballet and instrumental music written by iconic Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. (more...)

GRAMMY-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released his own take on Buffalo Springfield's anti-war anthem “For What It's Worth.” (more...)

Artists Announced for Rita Wilson's 'Liner Notes' Series at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rita Wilson is bringing her vocal and songwriting talents to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse this September for the third time. This limited engagement Spotlight Entertainment Series performance features Wilson and guest songwriters performing and telling the stories behind their songs in a cabaret setting. Guests songwriters include Jeff Barry, Kristian Bush, Desmond Child and Billy Steinberg, among others. (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...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT World Premiere at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night. Commissioned by the Alley, Describe the Night premieres September 15 and runs through October 15 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The first trailer for Sam Pollard's documentary SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME has been shared today. The film will be presented as part of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS series. Get a first look below! (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, August 18, 2017
by TV Scoop - Aug 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on Friday, August 18, 2017! (more...)

Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Photo Flash: Alex Newell, Christopher J. Hanke, Ryann Redmond and More Take the Stage with Broadway Dreams Students in Philly
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Broadway Dreams just stopped at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center as part of its 2017 Summer Intensive Tour, #ComeTogether, offering the international non-profit's unique brand of performing arts training. BroadwayWorld has photos from the culminating performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Launches 2017 - 2018 Season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway's CHICAGO in the role of Roxie Hart. 'I love Broadway,' shared the singer. 'It completely changed my life.' Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

NY Public Library's Annemarie van Roessel on Rare Portraits from the Golden Age of Circus
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on: Rare Portraits from the Golden Age of Circus. (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...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Play Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale will present writer and performer Ben Rimalower's celebrated autobiographical comedy Patti Issues for one show only on Monday, August 28 at 9:30 PM at The Art House in Provincetown, MA.  (more...)

Gitty Up, Partners! OWNZONES Network Launches BEST WESTERNS EVER On Amazon & Roku
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Western genre rides again thanks to a new SVOD channel being launched by OWNZONES Media Network. (more...)

Fans Take to Social Media to Thank Ben Platt for His Performance as Evan Hansen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

According to the New York Times reporter Michael Paulson, Ben Platt will say goodbye to Evan this Fall. The Tony winner will depart Dear Evan Hansen on November 19. A replacement for Platt has not yet been announced. (more...)

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present New Musical LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? 'Letters,' written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children's books long estranged from her parents. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP Snaps at DreamWrights
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 15, 2017

The Christie classic is back on stage. Some clever casting ideas and a great set create the mood for murder. (more...)

VIDEO: STRANGER THINGS THE MUSICAL Parody Brings the Upside Down to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Creator Bret Shuford (Paramour, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), in partnership with Kevin Zak and Halleloo Productions, just launched Stranger Things the Musical - a video parody that takes a look inside rehearsals for a fictional production of Stranger Things. Check it out below! (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...)

Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Make Star-Studded London Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After three years of benefit performances in New York, Los Angeles and regional theaters, audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks is bringing its money-raising shenanigans to London in support of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD) on September 3rd. (more...)

Forty Year Friendship Shines In Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

School-friends Greg Yates and Tim Jones have enjoyed a friendship that has spanned the last 40 years. Having acted in hundreds of shows together they have now embarked on a new project; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's production of BRASSED OFF as Jim and Harry. (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...)

BWW Interview: The 'New' Mr. Las Vegas, Frankie Moreno Talks 'New Las Vegas' & Songwriting Career
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 15, 2017

If you go to Las Vegas, there is one act you definitely need to catch and his name is Frankie Moreno.  As a child prodigy on the piano and a gifted multi-instrumentalist, Frankie was first introduced to American audiences at the age of ten with his debut on CBS's “Star Search”. Since then, named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year” three times, Frankie has been wowing audiences from coast to coast performing his own brand of piano-pounding Rock n' Roll. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Eichner & Metallica Rock Out to Classic LITTLE MERMAID Tune in New CARPOOL KARAOKE
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Below, check out clips from the next two episodes of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, featuring Alicia Keys & John Legend and Billy Eichner & Metallica. Both episodes premiere tonight, August 15 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT on Apple Music.  (more...)

Billy Burnette Releases 'Crazy Like Me' Memoir + Prepares New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

For the very first time, the award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musical journey man shares each step of his fascinating five-decade career via the memoir, Crazy Like Me: From Memphis and the Rock 'N Roll Trio To Fleetwood Mac. (more...)

MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada Signs on for SHOW/SWAP at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Eva Noblezada, Carol Angeli, Emily Bautista, Steel Burkhardt, Billy Bustamante, Graham Scott Flemming, Gaby Gamache, Dan Horn, Lina Lee, Dorcas Leung, Paul Miller, Robert ?P?endilla, Ariel Reid, Liana St. Ana, Kimmy Truong, Travis Ward-Osborne and Paige Williams have been added to the cast of the special evening SHOW/SWAP. (more...)

THE MENOPAUSAL MERMAID to Premiere at Boston's Club Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In Michael Gaucher's new drag parody, THE MENOPAUSAL MERMAID, Ariel (of The Little Mermaid fame) is back on stage spilling all the Tea about Eric - the man she THOUGHT she loved and Ursula - the sea hag who ruined her life.  Ariel is older, wiser, and she doesn't have a single F#*k to give!   (more...)

Ticketmaster Selected as Exclusive Ticketing Partner for Utah Jazz, Vivint Smart Home Arena
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Utah Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena announced today an agreement with Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, to become the new ticketing provider for Vivint Smart Home Arena (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Eichner & Riley Keough Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, after learning how Riley Keough can make a facial mask out of foods in your fridge, James asked Billy Eichner about how he likes to get pampered, and Billy recalled a massage with high stakes.   (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...)

Theatre Under The Stars to Hold Local Auditions for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding dance auditions for the upcoming holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which TUTS is bringing to Houston with Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP). (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

BWW Previews: SHORTS GONE WILD 5 at City Theatre And Island City Stage
by John Lariviere - Aug 15, 2017

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present Shorts Gone Wild 5 from August 17 - September 10, 2017 at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors. This all-new production marks the fifth season of South Florida's hottest LGBT-themed short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities. (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...)

Warrington-Born Musician Peter Price Sets Home Town Gig for December
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Internationally renowned Warrington-born musician Peter Price has announced a home town performance this December. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Platt Will Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ben Platt will say goodbye to Evan this fall. The Tony winner will depart Dear Evan Hansen on November 19, 2017. A replacement for Platt has not yet been announced. (more...)

City Theatre and Island City Stage's Production of SHORTS GONE WILD 5 Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present Shorts Gone Wild 5from August 17 - September 10, 2017 at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors. This all-new production marks the fifth season of South Florida's hottest LGBT-themed short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities. (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse presents ON GOLDEN POND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The New London Barn Playhouse's historic 85th season has generated fabulous reviews and broken box office records. As our final production for the season, On Golden Pond features a cast of seasoned television and Broadway veterans as well as rising stars from our Junior Intern program. This beautiful and bittersweet play is the perfect bookend to this exciting season. (more...)

City Theatre and Island City Stage to Present SHORTS GONE WILD 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present Shorts Gone Wild 5 from August 17 - September 10, 2017 at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors. This all-new production marks the fifth season of South Florida's hottest LGBT-themed short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities. (more...)

'Goats' and 'Goldilocks' Come to Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

'THE THREE Billy GOATS GRUFF': There's a lot of audience participation and musical fun in this story of three very determined goats and one very mean, very hungry troll! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Beverly Bombshells, Colleen Ballinger and More Take the Stage at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On Monday, August 7, Birdland was, as always, the place for an enormous variety of musical talent and much excitement. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Judy Collins, Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, Nelli McKay and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to announce the headlining runs of shows for its 2017 Fall Season, running September 6 to November 30! (more...)

BWW Interview: Daniel Zaitchik - Kleban award winning creator of DARLING GRENADINE at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Aug 14, 2017

With an array of musical influences including musical storytellers like Billy Joel and Tom Waits, French classical composers and gospel music, Daniel Zaitchik's sound was bound to be unique. This recent Ed Kleban award winner brings his new musical DARLING GRENADINE to the Goodspeed's Terris Theatre beginning August 18. The musical, which centers on a jingle composer, Harry, his girlfriend, Louise and their life in Manhattan tells its story with a contemporary but classic MGM musical feel. I had the chance to sit down with Daniel and talk about his inspiration for the show, the creative path it has taken (including a recent workshop at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center), and his own creative process. (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...)

National YoungArts Foundation Expands Opportunities for Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Carolina Garcia Jayaram, President and CEO of the National YoungArts Foundation, today announces a dynamic series of new programs and initiatives that build on the organization's commitment to championing emerging artists. (more...)

91st Season at the State Theatre Kicks Off with The Oak Ridge Boys on 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

???????Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits, a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet will kick off the State Theatre's 91st season on Friday, September 8. (more...)

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