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Neil Patrick Harris' IN & OF ITSELF, Written & Performed By Derek DelGaudio, To Extend 11 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - will double the length of its limited engagement with an eleven-week extension, at Union Square's Daryl Roth Theatre. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Grand Illusionist David Goldrake To Unveil All-New 'Imaginarium' Show At Tropicana Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Award-winning grand illusionist David Goldrake has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas, set to debut summer 2017. The magician, known as 'The International Man of Mystery' will soon defy the laws of time and physics in front of spectators' very eyes with David Goldrake 'Imaginarium' inside Tropicana Theater. (more...)

Dailey & Vincent to Play The Grandel Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents Dailey & Vincent at The Grandel Theatre Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale through MetroTix.com, 314-534-1111 or the Fox Theatre box office. (more...)

DAILEY & VINCENT Comes to The Grandel Theatre 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Direct from Australia, The Naked Magicians is the world's naughtiest magic show, featuring hot and hilarious magicians Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler who combine magic, muscles, and riotous laughs into a performance that takes magic to a whole new level. This boisterous, R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, proving that good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Shakespeare In The Squares' Production of ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces full casting for its 2017 production of Romeo and Juliet which tours to London's squares and parks from 21 June to 13 July, with a press night at Norland Square on 27 June.  (more...)

Magician David Blaine Comes to the CCA 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

It'll be magical when the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) hosts illusionist, magician, and stunt artist DAVID BLAINE on Sunday, June 11 at 8pm as part of his first-ever North American tour.  The performance also features opener Asi Wind. (more...)

THE NAKED MAGICIANS to Strip Away Top Hats and Capes at The Grandel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents The Naked Magicians at The Grandel Theatre Monday, June 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Illusionist Adam Trent Comes to Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

After a stint on Broadway in The Illusionists, the world's #1 magic show that shattered box office records during its 2014/2015 run, Adam Trent is now one of the most in-demand illusionists working today.  The Folsom Lake Community Concert Association, FLCCA, is bringing him to the Harris Center for two shows on Sunday, May 28, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm.  One of the original Broadway stars of The Illusionists, Trent has emerged to present a headline illusion show with a scale and mass appeal not seen since the touring days of David Copperfield.  According to The New York Times, "Seeing is Disbelieving". (more...)

Cast Announced for Grand Theatre's Production of BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Jeffrey Holland will lead the cast of its first in-house production in almost 40 years. Jeffrey will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (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...)

BWW Interview: ABSINTHE's Ross Mollison and The Gazillionaire Talk Wild & Dirty About the Los Angeles Premiere
by Don Grigware - Mar 7, 2017

Las Vegas Weekly, in naming ABSINTHE the #1 greatest show in Las Vegas history ever, said, "A performance of ABSINTHE is almost criminally fun. It is the domain of the Gazillionaire, the gold-toothed, foul-mouthed, lecherous dirtbag who runs the show. For the entirety of ABSINTHE's 90 wildly entertaining minutes, you feel like you've discovered something new, or stumbled onto a secret meeting of acrobats, dancers and reprobates. And the first thing you want to do after is tell everyone you know." (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Wayne is Magical when Naked
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 31, 2017

THE NAKED MAGCICIANS prove 'Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants.' One night only at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on April 1st. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with TO BEGIN WITH's Gerald Charles Dickens
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 31, 2017

Charles Dickens' great-great grandson plays him in this semi-fictionalized tale about the real-life children's book he wrote for his own children about the life of Jesus Christ. Jeffrey Hatcher renowned Minneapolis playwright, wrote and directed this remount of the original 2015 production. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.  Ben Vereen's performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. In this special evening, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa,  you will take a whirlwind trip through Vereen's career and favorite songs - including numbers from Pippin (for which he won the Tony Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar, interspersed with loving and sometimes hilarious anecdotes about some of the Broadway greats he has worked with.  The night winds its way through various autobiographically-inspired segments.  Media sponsor for this special event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE Makes Triumphant Return To The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Produced by Emery Entertainment, MEN ARE FROM MARS-WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! will make a triumphant return to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza April 19 - May 7. The Off-Broadway hit is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $50. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

Magic Ventures to Present NIGHT TIDE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

MAGIC VENTURES LLC, in association with the New York Musical Festival, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of new musical, NIGHT TIDE, with music by Nathania Wibowo, book & lyrics by Taylor Tash, music direction by Andy Peterson, and directed/choreographed by Luis Villabon. (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS to Hit the Triad This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Amadeo Fusca stars in MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, which will play the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street) in NYC for two very special performances, July 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale production in house. Jeffrey Holland will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for Emery Entertainment's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Emery Entertainment is pleased to announce two new subscription packages available for the 2017-2018 season at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Fan favorites, Off-Broadway comedies, and a brand new Artists Lounge Live Series will enhance the exciting theatrical season at one of St. Louis' most intimate venues. (more...)

Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS' Adam Trent Coming to Boch Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Boch Center announced today that Broadway/TV star Adam Trent will bring his signature brand of magic and illusion to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from March 7-11, 2018 in a 90-minute stage spectacle. (more...)

BWW Review: The Tarpon Arts One Act Plays Festival at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2017

You'll find some hits, some misses, but all with something to offer. (more...)

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS Nightclub MGM Grand to Welcome Travis Scott for Live Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will welcome platinum-recording artist Travis Scott as he hits the renowned nightspot for a special live performance Saturday, Aug. 5. Shortly after he takes the Las Vegas stage on The DAMN. Tour at T-Mobile Arena, the Houston native will make his way to the nightlife mecca and put on an encore show for his fans.  (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! to Land at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The hilarious Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! will get two special NYC performances on July 28 at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) at 7pm & 9:30PM. (more...)

200 More Elephants to Appear at the Daryl Roth Theatre as IN & OF ITSELF Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, the critically-acclaimed IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - has announced that 200 more gold bricks will vanish, 200 more elephants will appear on stage, 200 more people will be kicked out of the show, and 30,000 more identities will be revealed, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. With a second extension to the hit show's New York Premiere engagement, IN & OF ITSELF will now play through December 30, 2017 - effectively quadrupling its original ten-week run. (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

26 Audible Productions Named as Finalists for 2017 Audie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Audible.com today announced that its two production arms, Audible Studios and the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), received a combined 26 nominations for the 2017 Audie Awards, which honor outstanding audiobooks and other spoken-word performances. Audible has finalists in sixteen categories. Winners will be announced by the Audio Publishers Association at the Audies Gala on June 1, 2017, in New York. (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS Tickets On Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! , is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. (more...)

Witness The Impossible as THE ILLUSIONISTS Returns to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, returns to play in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 28 - March 5, 2017, for a one week limited engagement presented by Dallas Summer Musicals; as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

Charles Socarides to Lead LOBBY HERO Reading at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy/drama, "Lobby Hero" by Kenneth Lonergan, 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay for "Manchester by the Sea," on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Konami Launches Nevada's First Primary Skill-based Game to Market
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Margaret McNellis and Ann Winters Launch New Sci-Fi Short Fiction Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Co-authors Margaret McNellis and Ann Winters published the first of a science fiction series recently. At just over 8,800 words, this first part of the series is available on Amazon.com for $0.99. Charity Greene makes an unexpected discovery, which prompts her investigation into secret files maintained by a genetics company that contracts with the government. Her curiosity has its consequences, especially after a high-ranking officerher fathercautions her against her explorationsbut she doesn't heed his advice. Margaret McNellis holds a master's in English and Creative Writing. Her short fiction has been published in Fictitious Magazine, See Spot Run, The Penman Review, The Copperfield Review, and Dual Coast Magazine. She also received honorable mention in the 2015 WOWWomen on Writing Winter Flash Fiction contest. Ann Winters and McNellis have been writing partners since 2010, though this is their first published, co-authored work. Winters has been creating stories since childhood. McNellis and Winters plan to release subsequent parts of the Hybrid story every two weeks until the story's completion. During release, the story will be available in ebook format; however, McNellis and Winters plan to release a hardcopy version of all the parts combined into one published volume once the short story installments are available. (more...)

Skill-based Frogger Competition Leaps Into MGM Grand's Premier Social Lounge LEVEL UP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

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CIRCUS 1903 Kicks Off U.S. Tour in Los Angeles Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment have announced that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting tonight, February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY to Bring Magic to the Fabulous Fox This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis March 31 - April 2 as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY Comes to Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis February 10-12, 2017 as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

DISENCHANTED, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS and More Set for Playhouse @ Westport Plaza's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Emery Entertainment, Inc. has announced the 2017-2018 lineup being presented at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Fan favorites, Off-Broadway comedies, and a brand new Artists Lounge Live Series make up the exciting theatrical season at one of St. Louis' most intimate venues. (more...)

Adam Trent Brings Next Generation of Magic to Atlanta's Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Broadway and TV star Adam Trent is bringing his signature brand of magic and illusion in the 90-minute stage spectacle THE ILLUSIONISTS PRESENTS ADAM TRENT at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.  (more...)

EVIL DEAD Comes to Grandel Theatre 10/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents the St. Louis debut of the wildly popular cult classic Evil Dead - The Musical at The Grandel Theatre for a limited two-week engagement October 10-22. Tickets go on sale August 11, and are available at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $90 for VIP Splatter Zone, $75 and $60 for orchestra, and $50 for balcony. (more...)

Listen: Geffen Playhouse Launches 'Unscripted' Podcast with Rainn Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Marquee artists bring the award-winning, Los Angeles-based Geffen Playhouse stage to audiences worldwide in a new podcast, Geffen Playhouse Unscripted, which debuts today on PodcastOne, the nation's largest advertiser-supported podcast network. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Timberlake Wertenbaker's WINTER HILL at the Octagon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Octagon Theatre Bolton has announced full casting for their forthcoming world premiere production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play Winter Hill. (more...)

Derek DelGaudio Wins 2017 AMA Award; IN & OF ITSELF Starts Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Sunday night, the esteemed Academy of Magical Arts honored Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) at the 49th Annual AMA Awards Show with the highest honor presented - Magician of the Year Award - at Los Angeles's Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The tables are turning in 2017 and Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival invites you to join the revolution and discover the sumptuous offerings in its 2017 program. Discover new venues and old friends and expect to feel upturned, challenged and delighted by incredible performers that could change your world view. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Celebrate Career at Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2017
by - Apr 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN & OF ITSELF, Presented by Neil Patrick Harris- Opens Tonight at Union Square's Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors, Star Wars). The 10-week limited engagement celebrates its Opening Night tonight,Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square.  (more...)

Jean Kerr's LUNCH HOUR Gets Script-in-Hand Reading at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy "Lunch Hour" by Jean Kerr, on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

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