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THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR with Michael Urie Pushes Opening at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Red Bull Theater has announced that their acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, now at The Duke on 42nd Street, will transfer to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning July 6th, one day later than originally announced. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th. (more...)

Mirabella Homeowners Receive Official LEED Platinum Certification
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

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VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'Amazing Grace' in the Streets of San Francisco; Tickets for Curran Run on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Curran and Stanford Live at Stanford University, in association with Magic Theatre and Pomegranate Arts, announced today tickets for Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00am PT. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY's Rodney Hicks New Play NC-17.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 29, 2017

Casting has been announced for NC-17, a new play written by Come From Away's Rodney Hicks. Meet the cast in a brand new video below! (more...)

Shea's 710 Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Shea's 710 Theatre is proud to announce the 2017 -18 Frey Electric Construction Co. Season. (more...)

HENRY IV, PART TWO Opens in Thomas Theatre 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

OSF's journey through Shakespeare's history tetralogy marches on with the second part of Henry IV joining the repertory, with previews beginning July 4. Once again, the Festival's intimate Thomas Theatre will play host to the political intrigue of early 15th-century England. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Casting Announced for COME FROM AWAY's Rodney Hicks New Play NC-17.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Casting has been announced for NC-17, a new play written by Come From Away's Rodney Hicks. (more...)

2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marin County will celebrate the 2017 Marin County Fair Let The Funshine In! from June 30 to July 4, 2017.  The Marin County Fair: Let the Funshine In celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love emphasizing Marin's dedication to the things we value most in our community, Family, Art, Agriculture and the Environment. In 1967, the Summer of Love kicked-off with a two-day concert on Mt. Tamalpais called the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. Nearly 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, turning the Bay Area into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon known as the Summer of Love. During this transformative time, music, fashion, art and new ideas flourished and there was a feeling that everything was possible.   (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Factory is Closed- SWEAT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 25, 2017

Sweat closes today, June 25th. Before we say farewell, take a final look at the show's journey on Broadway.  (more...)

Hip Hop Icons Honored at 2017 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards returned toThe Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 22, 2017 for its 30th annual ceremony. The invitation-only event celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2016 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts. (more...)

The Old Globe Presents Swing Out at the Globe Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Globe wants to make theatre matter to more people! The Old Globe's Arts Engagement department invites friends, flappers, jitterbugs, and all of San Diego to our latest free AXIS event, Swing Out at the Globe, on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Globe's Copley Plaza, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park, preceding the 2:00 p.m. matinee of Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Obie and Drama Desk Award winner LILA NEUGEBAUER will direct the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, in June of 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. (more...)

Felicia P Fields to be Featured as Voice of Audrey II in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

MUSIC ON STAGE, now in its 60th Season of providing Quality Musical Theatre in the Northwest Suburbs, is thrilled to announce that Broadway Star & Tony Award Nominee FELICIA P. FIELDS will be featured as the voice of Audrey II in our production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS this October. We are so fortunate and honored to have a performer of Miss Fields caliber involved in our production. (more...)

BWW Review: Cast of CAP's SISTER ACT was "Fabulous, Baby," the Technology Definitely Was Not
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 3, 2017

Originally founded in 1995, the Cultural Arts Playhouse, or CAP, has housed over 500 productions, established a highly successful acting school for Long Island Youth and formed a Youth Theater program. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

They're So Fetch! Meet MEAN GIRLS' Plastics and Friends/Enemies!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

In celebration of today's announcement, we're rounding up past performances from the new cast so that you can meet the Plastics and friends/enemies! (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Rachelle Ferrell, Rickie Lee Jones and More Coming Up This August at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of August. Featured performances include three shows with Rachelle Ferrell on August 4-5, Roomful of Blues' on their 50th anniversary tour on August 17, Grammy award-winner Rickie Lee Jones on August 20, Welsh alt-rock group The Alarm on August 28 and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

BWW Review: THURGOOD at Olney Theatre Center - Supreme Court Justice Comes Alive
by Charles Shubow - Jul 25, 2017

Actor Brian Anthony Wilson gives a brilliant portrayal in a one man show under the direction of Walter Dallas. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Comes Bearing Gifts of Joyful Noise
by Robert Encila - Jul 2, 2017

Sister Act was a Hollywood blockbuster in the early 1990s, pegged as a family comedy that cashed in on the sheer star power of Whoopi Goldberg. A quarter of a century later, Whoopi remains at the helm--this time as a producer of the Broadway incarnation. While her illustrious charm sells almost everything she's in, Sister Act the motion picture doesn't begin to compare to the polished genius of this stage adaptation. (more...)

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to Bring Rock & Blues to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band brings its signature blend of rock and blues to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Premiere Date & Voice Cast Announced for Disney XD's New Animated Series MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The highly anticipated new animated series MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN will debut with a one-hour premiere on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 (7:00-8:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 a.m. EDT) (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

A.J. Croce with Robbie Fulks Comes to NYC to Celebrate Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Some artists are afforded the chance to tell their personal stories as they see fit, at a particular moment when they know the time has come. But for many, there is no choice -the story emerges hardwired to the music and they become forever identified with it no matter how their story may evolve or change. A.J. Croce has been inextricably linked to a version of his own story by virtue of his name. He's experienced a lifetime of comparisons to a father he lost at age two, whose music bares little resemblance to his own output yet still serves as a reference point despite the years that have passed and the many iconic mentors who have stepped in to offer their counsel, creativity, and endorsement throughout his long career. (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Surging Films & Theatrics to Partner with Prop Thtr for THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're coming to a neighborhood near you! With the success of their past productions (American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Spelling Bee, Hairspray, 39 Steps, Big Fish, and more), emerging performing group Surging Films & Theatrics is excited to once again partner with Chicago's Prop Thtr for the hilarious and darkly sweet family musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, ?Based on Characters by Charles Addams). (more...)

Dog Days Theatre Continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY on 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright's stage adaptation of James M. Cain's titillating crime novel that inspired the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated film noir of the same name. Dog Days Theatre is a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, featuring two plays mounted in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, using professional actors, directors and designers from the community and around the country along with the talents of the Conservatory's graduate students. Directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory Director Greg Leaming and Jesse Jou,  DOUBLE INDEMNITY previews August 8 and 9, opens August 10 and runs through August 27.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 8th, 2017: COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Begins Previews and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: New musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE begins previews at Theater at St. Clement's! (more...)

Photo Flash: Knock on the Door of APARTMENT 301
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Antony Raymond's new play, Apartment 301, opened at the Access Theater in Tribeca last week. The World Premiere is being produced by the award-winning Elsinore County Theatre Company and is directed by Raymond. The company's previous plays have been recognized by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards and have received critical acclaim. Raymond's past productions include Pretty Babies, yeah, i met this girl…, JULIO!, and The Title Should Be Spoken Out Loud Around Three-Quarters In (Dream Up Festival 2016), among others. (more...)

New Gallery Installation 'Life In The Adirondacks' At Adirondack Experience Provides An Interactive Exploration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) is celebrating its 60th season with the opening of a new interactive gallery installation exploring the spirit, history, culture, and people of the Adirondack region. (more...)

A.J. Croce w/ Robbie Fulks in NYC; New Dan Penn-Produced CD Out 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Some artists are afforded the chance to tell their personal stories as they see fit, at a particular moment when they know the time has come. But for many, there is no choice —the story emerges hardwired to the music and they become forever identified with it no matter how their story may evolve or change. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in Star VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

TRH Productions have released the exclusive first image of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes prior the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur which will run for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (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...)

Chris Pierce to Release Ultimate 60's Album 'You've Got To Feel It!' 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Consummate Soul Man Chris Pierce is set to release the ultimate 60's/Muscle Shoals vintage album “You've Got To Feel It!” September 15 on Calabama Recordings. (more...)

Carrie Coon and More Complete Cast for Amy Herzog's MARY JANE at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for the first show of the 2017/18 NYTW season, MARY JANE, written by NYTW Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville) and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Sundown, Yellow Moon; A Life). (more...)

IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

It's Christmas in August. Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) world premiere of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's opera It's a Wonderful Life is now available for audio streaming, high resolution download, and CD pre-orders on the PENTATONE website. The CD will be released worldwide on September 1. It's a Wonderful Life is the newest addition to PENTATONE's American Opera Series.  (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...)

Discovery Premieres Shocking One-Hour Special MAN-EATING PYTHON, 8/25
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Hosted by Rob Nelson (Science Channel's Secrets of the Underground) Discovery's all-new special MAN-EATING PYTHON reveals the science behind these remarkable python attacks and how we as humans could be contributing to the rise in them. The one-hour special premieres on Friday, August 25 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. (more...)

Doo-Wop, Citizen Cope, Kristin Chenoweth, Boyz II Men and More on Sale at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop & Rock N' Roll, presented by LAR Enterprises on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.; Citizen Cope: An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance on Nov. 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.; Freestyle Holiday Jam on Nov. 24, 2017 at 8 p.m.; Los Mejor de Los '90s on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m.; The Maccabeats on Dec. 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth on Dec. 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.; The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.; Boyz II Men on Feb. 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Teen Choice Awards Nominee FIYM's Song 'Compass' to be Featured in New Film REACH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Hollywood Records artists (FIYM) Forever In Your Mind's single, 'Compass,' from their hit 2016 self-titled debut EP 'FIYM,' will be featured in the high school dramedy REACH (more...)

Del Sol Quartet Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Whole Sol Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Del Sol Quartet (Benjamin Kreith and Rick Shinozaki, violins; Charlton Lee, viola; Kathryn Bates, cello) celebrates its 25th anniversary with the Whole Sol Festival, November 16-18, 2017, at the Atrium Theater in the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building. (more...)

Review: Torrance Theatre Company's SISTER ACT is a Sparkling Musical Tribute to the Universal Power of Friendship
by Shari Barrett - Aug 10, 2017

Each summer, the Torrance Theatre Company opens its season with a musical production at the James Armstrong Theatre. This year, it's SISTER ACT, the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg as disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Featuring original music by Tony (and eight-time Oscar) winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Torrance Theatre Company production is directed by Jim Hormel with musical direction by Bradley Hampton, and choreography by Christopher Albrecht, and features an outstanding live orchestra who knows how to rock the house! The production features a cast of 30 actors from all over Southern California, starring Ashley Elizabeth Crowe as Deloris who transforms herself into Sister Mary Clarence. Crowe will grab your attention every moment she is on stage with her booming voice and over-the-top energy. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer.  (more...)

Rodney Hicks Writes Heartfelt Message About Reason for COME FROM AWAY Exit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Actor Rodney Hicks, who starred in the original company of Come From Away, has departed the show due to a recent diagnosis. The condition, Spasmodic Dysphonia, effects his voice, and Hicks opens up about his departure in the emotional Facebook post below: (more...)

Jake Clemons Announces U.S. Tour Dates in Support of New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons today announced a new set of tour dates that will begin in the Midwest in August and continue throughout the East Coast in September 2017. (more...)

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