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HIGH FIDELITY to Rock Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

You know Rob Gordon. We all know Rob Gordon. He's the kind of guy who can drip with self-loathing yet somehow still feel righteously superior to everyone around him. (more...)

Syracuse University Drama Announces 17/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Great music, classics, comedy, a carnivorous space alien and a high-flying partnership with New York's 2 Ring Circus highlight the Syracuse University Department of Drama's 2017/2018 season. From Gershwin to Chekhov, from Paula Vogel to Isabel Allende, the season offers a rich and wide-ranging celebration of theatrical experiences. (more...)

Five Andy Karl Fun Facts: Fantastic Co-Stars, Long-Running Shows, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld is celebrating GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway with 5 Fun Facts about Andy Karl! Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again. The musical made its world premiere try-out at The Old Vic in London in summer 2016 and opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway on 17 April 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY Cast Celebrates Tony Nominations
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 3, 2017

It's a happy day in Punxsutawney! Yesterday, the cast and groundhog of Groundhog Day celebrated their 7 Tony Award nominations outside of the August Wilson Theatre with cake. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Line-Up Announced for 19th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Intrepid theatergoers know the place to get their fix of summertime art is the Bath House Cultural Center and the annual Festival of Independent Theatres, presented each summer against the beautiful shores of White Rock Lake. (more...)

Video Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY - A Look Back From Screen to Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld is taking a look back on GROUNDHOG DAY - from screen to stage! Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again. But when he gets to know associate TV producer Rita (Barrett Doss), he discovers that a day of second, third and fourth chances just might bring him the promise of a lifetime. It's a classic Boy Meets Girl... Boy Meets Girl... Boy Meets Girl story. (more...)

FAITHFUL RUSLAN - THE STORY OF A GUARD DOG and More Set for 10th Anniversary Season at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Autumn 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Belgrade Theatre's B2 Auditorium with a landmark production of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog co-produced with the Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre and directed by the internationally renowned Helena Kaut-Howson. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Time-Bending Drama CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional Broadway and West End sensation explores the infinite possibilities of "Boy Meets Girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Announces Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry and Sony Masterworks Broadway are pleased to announce the release of the original cast recording of new musical The Wind in the Willows with book by Julian Fellowes, music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe. (more...)

Eastleigh Unwrapped Festival Confirms 17th June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Returning for a fifth year in 2017, The Point is proud to once again present the Eastleigh Unwrapped Festival on Saturday 17th June.  (more...)

BWW Review: Beautifully profound, HEMELRUIM is a Soul-stirring Journey through the Heavens and Humanity
by David Fick - May 1, 2017

HEMELRUIM is a deeply personal and moving piece of theatre. The Afrikaans translation of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, created through the theatrical mastery of Nico Scheepers, is performed by Tinarie van Wyk Loots and Paul du Toit. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - GROUNDHOG DAY's Vishal Vaidya
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2017

Today, Vishal Vaidya speaks with BWW about making his Broadway debut alongside a cast and crew who 'exhibit the same spirit as the people of Punxsutawney.' (more...)


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A DATE WITH MS FORTUNE Looks for Love at The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

"WTF? Why not try an internet date?" thinks recently divorced Steve. With a little creativity on his profile and nothing to lose but his dignity, Steve ventures to the Butterfly Club on his first internet date. Ms Fortune awaits. A clever, comical, poignant cabaret, all original songs, written and performed by Gerard Ingham and Suzanne Hobson. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017/18 Lineup for T2 SEASON 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced TheatreSquared Season 12, a year-long lineup of world and regional premieres and acclaimed new plays. Season packages are on sale today, with six-play packages starting at $89, by phone at (479) 571-2785 or online at theatre2.org/subscribe. (more...)

BWW Review: Margaritaville Is The Mixed Drink Of Shows
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 6, 2017

If you are looking for a break from reality, La Jolla Playhouse invites you to ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, playing through July 9th. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Rikki Beadle-Blair's SUMMER IN LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East today announces casting for the world premiere of Summer in London, a new romcom about four young homeless men living in Stratford during a summer heatwave, with an all-transgender cast. (more...)

BWW Review: 'FINDING NEVERLAND' is a Magical Journey at Hippodrome Theatre
by Daniel Collins - Jun 28, 2017

If you've seen the Johnny Depp 2004 film, 'Finding Neverland,' you're aware of the story of playwright J. M. Barrie and how his relationship with widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four boys, George, Jack, Peter and Michael, inspired him to write the classic play, 'Peter Pan.' If you haven't, you can find the whole movie online, or just Google it like everything else these days. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 22, 2017

My Broadway review of “An American In Paris, A New Musical,” stated that it was “a visual, dance-driven Broadway story-telling creation that is gorgeous, enchanting, seamless and sophisticated.” Though I won't go raise the banner as high for the touring production, I will say that it is a very, very pleasing and “'S Wonderful” evening of theater. (more...)

TheaterWorks Announces its 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero announced today that TheaterWorks 2017-2018 Season will include The Wolves by Sarah De Lappe, Constellations by Nick Payne, The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, and Hand to God by Robert Askins.  (more...)

VIDEO: Andy Karl & GROUNDHOG DAY Cast Perform on TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Karl and the cast of GROUNDHOG DAY performed on tonight's TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Five Andy Karl Fun Facts: Past Roles, Fun Friends, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld is celebrating GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway with 5 Fun Facts about Andy Karl! Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again. The musical made its world premiere try-out at The Old Vic in London in summer 2016 and opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway on 17 April 2017. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Ushers In Pull-Tight Players' 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 8, 2017

One of the world's best-known and longest-runnng musicals - The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt - ushers in the 2017-18 season at Franklin's Pull-Tight Theatre in a new production helmed by director Pat Street, running August 11-26. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Jul 6, 2017

As a not-so-typical Boy Meets Girl love story, SHREK, THE MUSICAL is a great adaptation of the original Dreamworks animated movie. With a cast of characters including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Donkey and Lord Farquaad, this show is bound to entertain a variety of audiences. (more...)

XANADU, UP AND AWAY and More Slated for 2017-18 CLO Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the 2017-2018 CLO Cabaret Series featuring the Pittsburgh premieres of a newly imagined version of cult film-turned Tony Award-nominated hit, XANADU; the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, a brand-new show discovered through Pittsburgh CLO's New Musicals Weekend this past April; titillating and funny farce PERFECT WEDDING; and Off-Broadway comedy, MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! (more...)

Kevin McDonald Returns to UP Improv to Teach How to Create a Sketch Show on 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall  as he returned to Unexpected Productions for a two-day sketch comedy workshop that will culminate in a show on the second night. (more...)

ZIPPERZ Recording, Featuring Manoel Felciano and Robin Coomer, Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the World Premiere Recording of ZIPPERZ in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, August 4. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Launches Campaign to Name Coventry's Number One Song
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has launched a campaign to name Coventry's number one song in the countdown to Godiva Rocks, a new musical featuring songs by Coventry artists, premiering on the Main Stage in October. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Richard Carpenter Is Close To You
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Matthew Floyd Jones about bringing Richard Carpenter Is Close To You to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Presents the Premiere of SUMMER IN LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East today announces casting for the world premiere of Summer in London, a new romcom about four young homeless men living in Stratford during a summer heatwave, with an all-transgender cast. (more...)

A Drama with Infinite Possibilities: TheatreWorks presents CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of "Boy Meets Girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of "what ifs." (more...)

Single Tickets Now Available for American Conservatory Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that single tickets for A.C.T.'s 2017-18 subscription season are now available. Filled with vital, brave, and imaginative storytelling that unites vigorous, highly theatrical works with a stunning gathering of contemporary artists, A.C.T.'s 2017-18 season features William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson in the title role, joined by stage and screen star Carl Lumbly; Bess Wohl's critically acclaimed comedy Small Mouth Sounds; Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party; Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone; Simon Stephens's new hit play Heisenberg; and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic, music-infused take on the Odyssey set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Closing out the 2017-18 season will be the world-premiere musical A Walk on the Moon, based on the 1999 movie of the same name. Single tickets for all shows start at $15 and are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CONSTELLATIONS Starring Robert Gilbert and Carie Kawa at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. (more...)

KIDS IN THE HALL Founders Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald to Receive Ernie Kovacs Award
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Dallas VideoFest  (http://videofest.org) announced today that it will honor both Kids in the Hall co-founders Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald with the coveted Ernie Kovacs Award on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 14 (more...)

Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald to Receive Ernie Kovacs Award at Dallas VideoFest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Dallas VideoFest announced today that it will honor both Kids in the Hall co-founders Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald with the coveted Ernie Kovacs Award on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: MEMPHIS Makes Rock and Roll History in Kick-Off to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The curtain goes up on a new season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre with "Memphis." Presented by PinnWorth Productions, this hit Broadway musical offers up a dramatized account of the roots of rock and roll and radio's role in embracing the new sounds that transformed the country. Dates and show times are: Fridays, Sept. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept. 8. (more...)

Netflix Reveals First Look at Exciting New Anime Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Yesterday in Tokyo, Netflix announced a slate of exciting new anime programming and some new video in support of upcoming anime programming, including the following (more...)

BWW Review: Springhouse Theatre's Winsome Staging of THE FANTASTICKS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 19, 2017

Sometimes even the loveliest and most appealing of musical theater scores can be forgotten, virtually erased from your memory. Unless, of course, you have your digital music system programmed to play a cavalcade of memorable showtunes, but even then, you're likely hear songs from the same ten shows on a continuous loop. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks, 8/23-9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of "Boy Meets Girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of "what ifs." (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE FANTASTICKS' Leach, Beckett and Hargis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Stars Jacqueline Leach, Lucas Beckett and Jeremy Hargis took time from their packed schedules to tell us more about themselves, as well as to offer some reasons why audiences should come see their show. Read all about it in the latest Friday 5 (+1) and make your reservations quickly - the show is bound to sell out! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Tampa (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson-Led HAMLET, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Round Out A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final four productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season. The 2017-18 season marks the 25th anniversary of Perloff's arrival at A.C.T.; the longtime artistic director recently announced she would depart following the 2017-18 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Andy Karl & the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY Perform on 'Today'; Watch It Again & Again!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Andy Karl and the cast of the new Broadway musical GROUNDHOG DAY stopped by NBC's today as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week.' Below, watch the cast perform the high-energy number 'Philanthropy' from the hit musical! (more...)

Primary Stages to Present Reading of Connor Sampson's PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced a reading of PARADING THE NOOSE, a new play by Connor Sampson, the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

From Screen to Stage - An In-Depth Look at Broadway's Latest Adaptations
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 1, 2017

Whether they will earn rave reviews from critics and audiences alike remains to be seen, but today BWW takes an in-depth look at this season's screen-to-stage offerings. (more...)

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