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BWW Interview: Playwright/Actress Halley Feiffer on Her Long Titles, Collaborations, & Growing Up Funny
by Gil Kaan - Sep 8, 2017

Halley Feiffer's no stranger to the stage with her latest A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT SLOAN-KETTERING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY already in previews this first week of September at The Geffen Playhouse. A FUNNY THING..., however, will mark Halley's first time performing in her own work, after her self-described, humbling acting role in the theatre legends-studded THE FRONT PAGE earlier this year on Broadway. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Will Be Found at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that the first national touring production of this year's Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will launch in October 2018 at Denver's Center for the Performing Arts. The tour will go on to play more than 50 cities over a two-year period, including Buffalo, NY (Shea's Performing Arts Center), Charlotte, NC (Blumenthal Performing Arts), Chicago, IL (Broadway In Chicago), Los Angeles, CA (Center Theatre Group), and many more as part of the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner and More in 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse presents the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. The show is currently in previews at the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, with an opening night set for Wednesday, September 13. The production closes Sunday, October 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ANNIE Opens at Gallery Players Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

MTG Goes to the Movies with Season Opener SUGAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 22nd Anniversary season with SUGAR, the stage musical version of the classic Hollywood film "Some Like It Hot."  This is the first of four musicals chosen in a season celebrating musical stage adaptions of films.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Anybody Have a Map? DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour to Stop in Denver, Chicago, L.A. and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that the first national touring production of this year's Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will launch in October 2018 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

TheatreWorks Fall Gala Takes Place at Menlo Park 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is seeking potential travelers to embark on the exhilarating journey of its nearly 50 years of innovative theatre with its fall gala TheatreWorks Around the World. Established in Palo Alto in 1970, TheatreWorks has grown over the past 47 years into one of the largest theatre companies in the Bay Area, and one of the nation's leading presenters of new works. In celebration of TheatreWorks' mark on the map, this thrilling expedition will include delectable food, wine, an original show, and an exceptional benefit auction to support TheatreWorks' ongoing mission of theatre excellence. TheatreWorks Around the World will take place Saturday, November 4 at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.  Proceeds from the one-night-only experience will benefit TheatreWorks' continued mission to bring the arts to Bay Area audiences. For tickets ($385 for individuals, $4,300 to $15,000 for tables and sponsorship) or more information visit https://www.theatreworks.org/special-events/tw-around-the-world/ or call 650-463-7112. (more...)

Peter Bogyo Releases Book BROADWAY GENERAL MANAGER; Slates Two September Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Top Broadway general manager Peter Bogyo will celebrate the publication of his book, BROADWAY GENERAL MANAGER, with two free public events in September. (more...)

TRANSPARENT's Richard Masur to Star in Mile Square Theatre's THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2017 season with a world premiere from NJ playwright Erin Mallon, which stars film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur. (more...)

Nicolas Baumgartner se une a Nancy Anderson como colaborador en el concierto de Joan Vázquez SOMETHING'S COMING
by Jos Germn Martnez Paneque - Sep 5, 2017

Tras su exitoso debut en Nueva York el pasado mes de julio, Joan Vazquez volvera a la Gran Manzana con su espectaculo unipersonal 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim Tribute' -en el que celebra la musica del genio teatral Stephen Sondheim- actuando en el renombrado Metropolitan Room de Manhattan el 6 de septiembre de 2017 a las 21.30h. (more...)

Patrick Page to Return to Utah Shakespeare Festival with ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

After 28 years away, Patrick Page is returning to the Utah Shakespeare Festival to perform his one-man show All the Devils Are Here, an exploration of the evil depicted in Shakespeare's plays. (more...)

Brian Butterick to Direct NYC Reading of Jackie Curtis's GLAMOUR, GLORY AND GOLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

As part of Love Among the Ruins, Some Serious Business and Howl! Happening present Jackie Curtis' legendary Glamour, Glory and Gold, directed by the incomparable Brian Butterick. (more...)

New Season of DOC MARTIN RETURNS Makes U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV, 9/21
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

In partnership with DRG, Acorn TV, North America's most popular streaming service focused on British and international television, is thrilled to announce the return of one of the most popular series in Britain and Acorn's best-selling series with Doc Martin, Series 8 beginning its Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Thursday, September 21, 2017 (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. (more...)

Review: Halley Feiffer Creates A FUNNY THING for Two Opposites Overseeing Their Mothers at a Cancer Treatment Center
by Shari Barrett - Sep 14, 2017

For those of us who have lived through the passing of a loved one from cancer, it may seem an impossibility to create humor out of that heartbreaking situation. But the West Coast Premiere of Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, she shares the entertaining tale of two adult children, sitting bedside with their mothers, with enough funny one-liners to generate laughs galore. (more...)

TV Series That Inspired DOWNTON ABBEY to Hit the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Composer Stephen Endelman has acquired the rights to the iconic 1970s ITV drama Upstairs Downstairs. The show, the precursor to DOWNTON ABBEY that aired for more than ten years, is being revived as a stage musical. (more...)


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VIDEO: Lyrics for Life Releases 'You Will Be Found' Music Video Featuring Broadway Kids for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Lyrics for Life has released a recording and music video to Pasek & Paul's You Will Be Found in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. The video features 140 performers from Broadway, National Tours, TV, Film, singer/songwriters and award-winning dancers, all under the age of 25. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Brings Back Sizzling Romantic Comedy SASSY MAMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre brings back sizzling romantic comedy Sassy Mamas, by Houston playwright Celeste Bedford Walker and directed by Eileen J. Morris, Opening Night and Media Reception, Wednesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins to Star in New West End Production of Bryony Lavery's FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A) will star in Frozen, Bryony Lavery's Award-Winning play. (more...)

The Invisible Dog Announces September Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Lots of new things in September: new notebooks for the new school year, new fall looks, new fall recipes and of course, the start of a new season at The Invisible Dog, the 9th!  (more...)

Emma Williams and Lukus Alexander Join DICK WHITTINGTON at the Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Emma Williams and Lukus Alexander complete the principle casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas playing the role of Alice Fitzwarren and Eileen the Cat respectively.  (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
by - Sep 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 19, 2017! (more...)

New Line Theatre Announces Season Tickets for the First Time!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced that for the first time in its history, New Line is selling season tickets, for its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

9 TO 5 Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Pushed to their boiling points, coworkers Violet, Judy, and Doralee concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, and bigoted boss. In a hilarious turn of events, they live out their wildest fantasies - giving their boss the boot! While their boss remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought provoking, and even a little romantic. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND to Close This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Off-Broadway musical 'Amerike - The Golden Land' wraps up its seven-week run on Sunday, August 20. (more...)

Review Roundup: Reagle Music Theatre's 42nd STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Rich Allegretto turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017! 42nd Street closes out the company's 49th summer season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.comby calling 781-891-5600, or at the theatre box office. (more...)

Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner to Lead 'A FUNNY THING...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. (more...)

SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING Premieres at Linq Hotel & Casino
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Celebrities and fans swarmed at the star-studded premiere of “SHARKNADO 5: Global Swarming” at the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino Sunday, August 6. Syfy's highly-anticipated fifth installment of the “Sharknado” franchise took the world by storm (more...)

BWW Review: Reagle Music Theatre's 42nd STREET: The Show Must Go On!
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 7, 2017

In a bizarre and unfortunate case of life imitating art, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston found itself without its leading man only hours before the curtain going up on their season-ending production of 42nd STREET. Producing Artistic Director Robert J. Eagle announced that the understudy would step into the role and the show opened as scheduled. Rich Allegretto, headliner Rachel York, and the stellar company pulled it together to remind everyone what theater is all about. (more...)

Breaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just officially learned that Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrating the Unsung Musicals of Hal Prince
by Daniella Parcell - Aug 5, 2017

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SWEENEY TODD, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, COMPANY, CABARET, FOLLIES. Each was directed and/or produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince. Each contributed to his record-high pile of Tony awards, and has been produced and acclaimed across the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Presented by Center Theatre Group, The National Theatre production of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on August 3. (more...)

Nancy Anderson colaborará con Joan Vázquez en SOMETHING'S COMING
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 31, 2017

El proximo 6 de septiembre el actor volvera a Nueva York con su concierto tributo a Sondheim, ahora en el Metropolitan Room. (more...)

David Ball Adaptation of TARTUFFE Opens At Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Josh Tyson is playing the title role in Moliere's great comedy Tartuffe in an adaptation by David Ball.  (more...)

HOW TO MAKE LIVING SUSTAINABLE to Continue Creative Time and NPYL's 'In Situ' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Creative Time and The New York Public Library have announced that the final 2017 In Situ will feature artist and activist Mel Chin, internationally renowned attorney and environmental and climate justice leader Elizabeth Yeampierre of the Brooklyn-based organization UPROSE, and President/CEO of GrowNYC Marcel Van Ooyen. (more...)

Corrib Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature Three Contemporary Irish Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

For its fifth year of offering Portland plays by contemporary Irish playwrights, Corrib Theatre brings these three gripping, politically relevant works: Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick, Lifeboat by Nicola McCartney and Quietly by Owen McCafferty. (more...)

Nancy Anderson to Join Joan Vazquez in His NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After his succesful New York debut on July 2017 at 54 Below, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez will come back to New York City with 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' at the renowned Metropolitan Room in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 6th at 9.30pm. (more...)

Bergen County Players To Present SPAMALOT As 85th Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Get ready to roll in the aisles as Bergen County Players (BCP) ushers in the 2017-2018 season with a side-splitting production of SPAMALOT, adapted from the classic 1975 cult film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (more...)

BWW Review: WIZARD OF HIP (OR WHEN IN DOUBT SLAM DUNK) at MetroStage
by Hannah Menchhoff - Aug 23, 2017

With such a tight knit community of theater goers in the audience, it's hard to be in a bad mood the moment you walk into MetroStage. Just entering the lobby and waiting for the house to open, there is already a chatter of excitement. You are bound to see the theater's Producing Artistic Director, Carolyn Griffin, bouncing around, greeting what seems to be every person by name, grinning and exclaiming how much you will love this show. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents World Premiere of Erin Mallon's THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

???????Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2017 season with a world premiere from NJ playwright Erin Mallon, which stars film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur. The Net Will Appear is a heartwarming comedy of an unlikely friendship between the feisty 9-year-old Rory and her septuagenarian neighbor Bernard. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for SoCal Co-Production of BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) and California Ballet Company (CBC) announced today the complete cast and creative team for their upcoming co-production of Billy Elliot. This Tony Award-Winning musical includes music by Elton John, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Billy Elliot features direction by Neil Dale, who makes his San Diego directorial debut, music direction by Don LeMaster, and choreography by California Ballet Company Associate Artistic Director, Jared Nelson. Performances run from September 22 - October 8, 2017, at the Spreckels Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

ABC's THE MIDDLE to End Its Run Next Year
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The upcoming ninth season of ABC's critically acclaimed fan-favorite series THE MIDDLE will be its final one. It was announced by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. (more...)

Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multidisciplinary events around a shared theme. A month-by-month listing of featured events follows. (more...)

The Kitchen Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In today's landscape, where contemporary artists and arts institutions are collaborating in new ways and generating new contexts for the continuing evolution of multi-disciplinary art, The Kitchen, as a nimble, smaller-scale organization, plays an especially vital role: it provides emerging and established artists a hot-house environment for the presentation and discussion of their work, supporting and seeking to foster a vibrant, living dialogue among artists from every field and area of culture. (more...)

Hit Immigration Musical AMERIKE: THE GOLDEN LAND Wraps Off-Broadway Run, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the associate producer of Broadway's "Indecent," will conclude the extended run its lavishly praised Off Broadway musical "Amerike- The Golden Land," on Sunday, August 20. (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

Broadway's Ava Briglia, Kelly Briggs and More to Appear in Media Theatre's THE TOGETHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Media Theatre's Roger Ricker has his annual fundraising concert on Thursday August 17. 'The Together Show' will feature Ricker singing songs focused on the theme of friendship and working together to do 'positive' things, a youth ensemble, The State Street Miracles, and special guests including Broadway performers. (more...)

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