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Rochester, NY 14604

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York Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. (more...)

The Marsh Berkeley to Present Lorri Holt's COLETTE UNCENSORED Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

The Marsh Berkeley has announced Colette Uncensored, the first solo show by acclaimed actress Lorri Holt, will return to the East Bay for the fall with a revised script. (more...)

Tennessee Women's Theater Project Opens 11th Season With LINES IN THE DUST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 26, 2017

Tennessee Women's Theater Project launches its eleventh season at Nashville's Z. Alexander Looby Theater with the regional premiere of a play that addresses a timely dilemma: Nikkole Salter's Lines in the Dust, which probes the timely topics of integration, racial privilege and school zoning manipulation. Lines in the Dust runs October 6-22. (more...)

Storm Theatre to Stage Jonathan Leaf's New Play on Modern Feminism THE FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Storm Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Peter Dobbins, will present THE FIGHT, a timely and relevant new play about the battles of modern feminism, written by Jonathan Leaf and directed by Mr. Dobbins, October 26th through November 18th at Grand Hall (440 Grand Street). (more...)

Mira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Opera America & Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Aviva Players will present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Touring Company Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2017

School of Rock The Musical launches its First National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre on September 30, 2017. With a team that includes Laurence Connor (Director), Rob Colletti (Dewy), Lexie Dorsett Sharp (Rosalie), Theodora Silverman (Katie), Phoenix Schuman (Zack), John Michael Pitera (Billy) and Ava Briglia (Summer), the company of the tour met the press this week in preparation to rock out on the road. See photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at MNM Productions
by John Lariviere - Oct 8, 2017

MNM Productions presents La Cage aux Folles, featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein through October 22, 2017. (more...)

New Critics Boot Camp Launches This Weekend, in Conjunction with New Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Goodman Theatre welcomes 11 participants for Criticism in a Changing America a two-part program designed to augment early-career journalists' understanding of how plays live in the wider context of contemporary issues. Beginning this weekend, conversations center around the development of a new play, with participants engaging with the artists of Goodman's 14th annual New Stages Festival (concludes October 8). (more...)

Breaking News: Casting Announced for MY FAIR LADY at Lincoln Center - Ambrose, Hadden-Paton, Butz & Rigg to Star
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced that Lauren Ambrose will be Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton will be Henry Higgins, Norbert Leo Butz will be Alfred P. Doolittle, and Diana Rigg will be Mrs. Higgins in its upcoming production ofLerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Wardruna's Einar Selvik Announces Solo EP & U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Wardruna, which boasts a cult following of fans from all walks of life, will release a new solo EP. Einar Selvik, a truly innovative and tireless musician and Norse history expert, will release Snake Pit Poetry (more...)

Colette Alexander, Abigail Bengson, and More Join New York Theatre Workshop's HUNDRED DAYS; Full Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has just announced the full cast and creative team for HUNDRED DAYS, with a book by The Bengsons (Iphigenia in Aulis) and Sarah Gancher (The Place We Built), music and lyrics by The Bengsons, direction by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, and movement direction by Obie Award winner Sonya Tayeh (you'll still call me by name). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 14, 2017
by - Oct 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Opens with Halloween Treat CAPTAIN LOUIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore opens its eighth 2017-18 Children's Theater Series with the Stephen Schwartz musical Captain Louie Oct. 7 and 14 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 8 and 15 at 11 a.m.. Lacey Kurz directs an energetic, talented cast that includes Colette Scorzetti (Drexel Hill), Madalyn DeFelice (West Chester), Sarah DiCristo (Havertown), Josh DiCristo (Havertown), Jason Boyer (Lansdowne) and Kurz (Havertown). Buy tickets online at (more...)

Cast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2017
by - May 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ellen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents SPLENDOUR, Opening 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo) returns to Aurora to helm this drama, featuring Lorri Holt (The Aspern Papers), Denmo Ibrahim (Betrayed), Mia Tagano, and Sam Jackson. SPLENDOUR plays June 23 through July 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their summer lineup, which will feature a three week run of the acclaimed solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath. The show will run July 6 - July 22 in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted St); the press performance is Friday, July 7 at 8pm. (more...)

Compton Hospice Charity Concert to be Held at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre officially announce that Jeremy Hobbs for Compton Hospice will produce and direct ETHOS - THE BEST OF TIMES, a night of theatre as a fitting tribute to Compton Hospice on its 35th anniversary on Saturday 15 July. (more...)

John Grimes, The Revival Hour and More Coming Up This June at The Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in June 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the First Read-Through of (NOT) WATER, Coming to 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER, co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol, as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center (80 Greenwich Street), running June 6-30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first read-through of the script below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

Soundtrack to Original HBO Film THE WIZARD OF LIES Available Digitally 5/19
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Lakeshore Records will release THE WIZARD OF LIES - Original HBO Films Soundtrack digitally on May 19, 2017. The album features the original score by composers Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine (NINE LIVES, THE FAMILY, THE PAST). (more...)

HILARY KNIGHT'S STAGE STRUCK WORLD Continues at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" continues at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet. 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

Blackfriars Rep and Storm Theatre to Stage World Premiere of DEATH COMES FOR THE WAR POETS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Death Comes for the War Poets, a dramatic verse tapestry by Joseph Pearce. The production, which will be performed June 9-24, 2017 at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture's Black Box Theater, is directed by Peter Dobbins. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

City Unveils its 2017/18 Prime-Time Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Proven, powerful, and pedigreed. Today Rogers Media unveils City's 2017/18 programming schedule, building on last season's proven hits with bold new additions backed by some of the most creative minds in television today. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

"At the Table", Michael Perlman's drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a weekend in the country, took home the most honors on Monday, June 5, during the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

Overture Announced 2017-18 Galleries I, II, and III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Overture Center announced today that their Gallery Selection Committee has chosen 12 exhibitions for the 2017/18 season of Overture Galleries I, II and III, which radiate off the Rotunda Lobby. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! and THE WIZ Lead 2017 Chicago Theatre Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Today, The Hawk Chicago announced nominations for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Awards, a contest in which all winners are chosen entirely by audience vote. The first round, which invited write-in submissions, ended June 23rd. The official nominees were decided by almost 1,600 voters. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Within the context of today's racial and political climate, THE MISEDUCATION OF 55TH STREET uses humor, poetry and music to examine where we've been…and where we're going. From parent/teacher relationships in CPS classrooms, to backyard barbecues on Chicago's South Side, THE MISEDUCATION OF 55TH STREET explores the complexities of our "true selves" and our collective search for meaning. (more...)

Broadway's DEMAS & RICE Celebrate Jones & Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Join Broadway Stars and long-time friends, Carole Demas (GREASE original 'Sandy') and Sarah Rice (SWEENEY TODD original 'Johanna') in their musical celebration of Broadway's Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (THE FANTASTICKS, I DO, I DO, CELEBRATION, 110 IN THE SHADE, Colette and more). (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

RLJ Entertainment Acquires "THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM"
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) has acquired U.S. rights to the thriller THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM. (more...)

STORYTIME Returns to the Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Group Rep presents the fourth StoryTime on Sunday, June 11 at 7:00 pm, an evening of joy, sadness and a touch of comedy featuring fresh live personal stories as entertainment.  (more...)

Boho Theatre Presents One-Night Only Cabaret THE ODYSSEY YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce a one-night only cabaret benefit on Tuesday, July 25, at Stage 773. This night of songs and stories will explore the idea of "The Odyssey Years," that period in life between leaving home or school and settling down into a permanent life, a time when young people are experimenting and searching for the person who they will eventually become. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Ellen McDougall's Inaugural Production As Artistic Director THE UNKNOWN ISLAND at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ellen McDougall today announced the full cast for The Unknown Island, her inaugural production of Artistic Director of Gate Theatre.  She directs Jon Foster, Hannah Ringham, Thalissa Teixera and Zubin Varla in the adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's short story which opens on 18 September, with previews from 11 September, running until 7 October.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: BACK TO THE 80S at Theatre In The Park
by Sara Brown - Jul 20, 2017

It's big hair, even bigger music numbers, and a little Star Wars as Theatre in the Park takes audiences BACK TO THE 80S. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Names Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative University & Training Scholarship Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today the recipients of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative 4-Year University Scholarships and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Training Scholarships. (more...)

The 24 Hour Plays and The New School for Drama Present THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The 24 Hour Plays has announced their annual production of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, at The New School for Drama on Monday, August 14th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Statue Stories Chicago Extends Through December 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Sing London are pleased to announce the extension of Statue Stories Chicago through December 2018. The free, city-wide initiative, which was funded by the foundation and produced by UK-based Sing London, premiered in August 2015. (more...)

The Group Rep's STORYTIME Lineup Set for September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Group Rep presents StoryTime, a story salon produced by Patricia Willson, featuring fresh live personal stories as entertainment - - an evening of joy, sadness, a touch of comedy, a bit of music and tap. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays' LezPlay Winning Script to Receive Staged Reading at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce Kellee Terrell's GEMMA as the winner of its 2017 LezPlay Contest. Out of three dozen entries, three scripts advanced to the finals. LezPlay Literary Coordinator Allison Fradkin says, "These two screenplays and one stage play elevate and celebrate dyke drama (and comedy), showcasing Sapphic-centric narratives that spoke loud and queer to our judges. " (more...)

SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS Opens this Week at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the comedy, SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS, August 23 through October 1, 2017. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit (more...)

Stage & Screen Vet Alan Arkin Joins Disney's Live-Action DUMBO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stage and screen veteran Alan Arkin has signed on for the live-action reimagining of Disney's 1941 animated classic 'Dumbo.' (more...)

BWW Previews: LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at Winterport Open Stage
by Elaine Bard - Aug 15, 2017

Done entirely in monologue format, Love, Loss, and what I wore, deals with female relationships, while using their ever changing wardrobes as a metaphor for life and poignant memories. 28 stories weave together to create a tour de force play that captures female identity in a thought provoking way. (more...)

ETC's 13-THE MUSICAL Packs A Youth-Filled Entertainment Punch! 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

13 - THE MUSICAL put a smile on my face from the time the youthful band took the stage until the ensemble energetically pumped out the encore number! (more...)

Out of Box presents CUT Opening 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Out of Box Theatre presents Crystal Skillman's smart comic drama Cut this May at the Artisan Resource Center in Marietta. Opening May 11 and running through May 20, Cut takes a peek behind the scenes of reality television to focus on a creative team who've been given a hard deadline and a show to cut. (more...)

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