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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Returns to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in South Africa for Encore Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Famed local South African producer Pieter Toerien, whose Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa, will host an encore season of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, calls this theatre piece 'the funniest play (he has) ever seen!' Directed by Alan Committie, the South African production returns for a four week season from 22 September. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Keep Supporting New Work' Rachel Chavkin Gives Final GREAT COMET Curtain Call Speech
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2017

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 played its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, September 3rd at the Imperial Theatre. The company has kissed their last gypsy lovers and Andrey is finally here, the only thing left is to say goodbye. Director Rachel Chavkin took the stage at the Final Curtain call and gave a heartfelt speech of thanks and farewell, watch below. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND Says Goodbye to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

BANDSTAND danced its way off of Broadway today after a highly successful run at the Jacobs theatre. The show ran 24 previews and 166 regular performances. Bandstand began performances on March 31, 2017, and officially opened April 26. Tony Award winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler took the stage to give the Final Curtain call speech. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Heads To Storyhouse in January 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Hilarious slapstick comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is on its way to Storyhouse as part of a new UK tour. (more...)

Portland Based NW Dance Project Makes Its Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Known for its "cutting-edge contemporary work" (Jason Vondersmith, The Portland Tribune), NW Dance Project makes its Jacob's Pillow debut, June 28-July 2 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Based in Portland, Oregon and led by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet principal dancer Sarah Slipper, the company is composed of a cast of classically-trained, versatile contemporary dancers. The program includes works by a range of accomplished choreographers and rising talents: Post-Traumatic-Monster by Felix Landerer, choreographer in residence for Scapino Ballet in the Netherlands; At Some Hour You Return by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Ji?i Pokorný; Le Fil Rouge by 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest winner and NW Dance Project resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem; and MemoryHouse by Artistic Director Sarah Slipper. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY AND CRABBE at The Living Room Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 27, 2017

'The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe' sparkles as a completely home- grown, home- performed, home-produced and expanded reboot to the 2015 Fringe Festival hit now enjoying its world premiere at The Living Room Theatre in the Kansas City Crossroads District through June 18. 'Lefty and Crabbe' has matured and ripened on the vine and is now most definitely ready for prime time. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 5/22 to 5/28
by BWW Staff - May 22, 2017

Published every Monday morning, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its Final Curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews). (more...)

Full Free and Ticketed Events Schedule Announced for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017, the first programmed exclusively by new Director Pamela Tatge, is full of exciting programming featuring world premieres, commissions, site-specific work, international artists, live music, and Pillow-exclusive engagements, all to celebrate a momentous 85th Anniversary Season. Running June 21-August 27, Festival 2017 includes more than 200 free events, performances, exhibits, and talks, as well as many new offerings and initiatives launched under Tatge's leadership. In keeping with the Jacob's Pillow mission to engage and educate the community through the depth and breadth of dance, the genres and styles presented as part of the 85th Anniversary Season are far-reaching and inclusive, encompassing modern, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, improvisation, flex, tap dance, step, Brazilian social dance, dance theater, traditional Native American, Bharatanatyam, musical theater dance, classical Cambodian, Latin ballroom, capoeira, and traditional Korean movement styles. (more...)

Pilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Celebrating the power of Jacob's Pillow's natural setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the Pillow's iconic outdoor Inside/Out performance space, set against the Berkshire hills. The program featuring the world premiere and On the Nature of Things will kick off the Festival's 2017 free Inside/Out performance series with an extended three-day run, June 21-23. (more...)

BWW Review: Knight's Performance Elevates Verge Theater Company's THE WHALE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Shawn Knight's stunning and transformative performance as the 600-pound protagonist in Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale - now onstage in a new production from Verge Theater Company to launch its third season - elevates the script beyond its stage-bound limitations, guaranteeing two hours of reflection and thought while the story is told onstage and engendering far more time given over to the consideration of the script's themes once the show's Final Curtain has fallen. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

“A prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design” (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob's Pillow for the ensemble's first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang's Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang's Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Richmond Triangle Players, a Feel-Good Wedding With a Twist
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 4, 2017

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU isn't smart and doesn't have a lot of artistic merit, but it's thoroughly entertaining and offers the kind of trivial comedy audiences need right now. The production runs through July 1 at the Robert B. Moss Theatre. (more...)

Rare Pieces, Reinvigorated Classics, New Works and More Set for Arcola Theatre's 2017 Grimeborn Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

See opera differently at Grimeborn. 'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) is back for its 11th year with 14 exciting productions at the Arcola Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 27th, 2017 - NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN officially opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

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VIDEO: Glenn Close and Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD Take Final Broadway Bows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close took her final bow today as 'Norma Desmond' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard. Check out the video of the Final Curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Glenn Close Takes Final Curtain Call as SUNSET BOULEVARD Closes on Broadway
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 25, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close took her final bow today as 'Norma Desmond' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the revival's end. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes to Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The West End, Broadway and worldwide hit The Play That Goes Wrong comes to Canterbury next month (July). (more...)

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Begins Season with Hilarious TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Robert Barossi - Jun 19, 2017

The works of William Shakespeare can be some of the most challenging plays for any company to produce. One of the potential hurdles is whether or not to change or alter the play to make it 'more accessible' to modern audiences. Some will argue that no such changes need to ever happen because the plays are as accessible and relatable today as they have always been. Others say modern audiences need help to grasp the play's language and its meaning. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is taking on these challenges in their rollicking and entertaining production of Taming of the Shrew, now playing on the stage at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Extends Sold Out Run at RTP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Richmond Triangle Players joyfully announces it is extending the smash, sell-out run of the wackiest wedding musical ever onstage, It Shoulda Been You. This delightful farce, with a cast comprised of some of Richmond's finest musical-comedy performers, is adding four performances and will now close on July 8, 2017.  The production is sponsored by Hayes & Fisk Photography and Mosaic Catering. (more...)

Photo Flash: GUYS AND DOLLS Rocks the Boat at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Guys and Dolls tops Entertainment Weekly's list of the Greatest Musicals of All Time, and for good reason: it's everything we love in musical theatre. Now fast-rising director/choreographer Josh Rhodes returns to the Globe to direct our first-ever production of this Broadway masterpiece. Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to keep his "oldest established permanent floating crap game" going. He's also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 Celebrates Opening Night at Paris Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Last night, the sensational cast and crew of Las Vegas' newest stage production, CIRCUS 1903 celebrated their opening night performance at Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas. Featuring the world's most talented performers and breathtaking puppeteering, the new resident production transported the filled room of invited guests and theatergoers back to the golden age of circus with thrilling acts and all of the nostalgia that made the era one to never forget. (more...)

BWW Review: A Glittering, Historic Joint Production of Balanchine's JEWELS by the Paris Opera Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Bolshoi
by Sondra Forsyth - Jul 24, 2017

From July 20th to 23rd 2017 as part of the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC, three of the world's greatest ballet companies danced together for the first time ever in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the premiere of George Balanchine's plotless evening –length masterpiece, Jewels, as well as the 50th anniversary of the festival itself. (more...)

BWW Review: Thunder Rumbles in Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 2, 2017

The Market Theatre production of Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM is currently in the middle of its Cape Town season at the Baxter Theatre. Having opened just two days after the Naledi Theatre Awards presented the play and its production with three awards, SUDDENLY THE STORM arrived in Cape Town a pedigree compounded by the fact that this is the prolific Slabolepszy's first new play since 2009. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Bug's Funny and Wry New Musical IF I WERE YOU
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2017

Once again, Cori Laemmel and Laura Matula - along with their team of creative collaborators and their always surprising and courageous troupe of young actors at The Theater Bug - have achieved much with their latest original musical. If I Were You, which focuses on four young protagonists gives the youthful Theater Bug company of actors an opportunity to explore the depths of their own emotions amid the turmoil of their formative years and, in so doing, they give every audience member a chance to examine their own emotions and preconceived notions of the people around them. (more...)

AteNine and Ballet Hispanico Come to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents AteNine in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 26-30. AteNine, formerly Ate9dANCEcOMPANY, is led by Artistic Director and choreographer Danielle Agami, named “choreography's It girl” by the LA Times. A former dancer and rehearsal director of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, Agami draws from her background in Gaga movement practice to create bold, innovative work. The program will include two works: Exhibit b and excerpts from vickie. AteNine dancers move with an intense clarity praised as “odd, fleeting, and gorgeous, it left you wanting much, much more” (Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight). (more...)

SUMMER ON THE ROCK at Flat Rock Playhouse - Week 7
by Guest Blogger: Resa Mishina - Jul 10, 2017

Closing of Annie and Opening of The Little Mermaid! (more...)

Save on Tickets to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 10, 2017

Winner of the Olivier Award for BEST NEW COMEDY, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and more madcap mania than a Monty Python marathon! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's bedlam beyond Broadway's wildest nightmare and 'BY FAR THE FUNNIEST SHOW OF THE SEASON!' (Forbes). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Performs 'The Kiss that Went Wrong' at COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG cast caught yesterday's matinee of COME FROM AWAY - scroll down for a photo of 'The Kiss That Went Wrong' as they smooched the cod! (more...)

Site-Inspired Pieces from the UK, NY, LA, Tijuana and More Set for WOW Festival at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces complete programming for its acclaimed biennial Without Walls (WOW) Festival taking place October 19 - 22. (more...)

Alena Bernardi's 'Legendary' Journey ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 24, 2017

Currently starring as diva Lily Garland in the Proof Doubt Closer Theater production of On The Twentieth Century at Los Angeles' Pan-Andreas Theatre (5119 Melrose Avenue) through Sunday, Bernardi says her decision to mount her own rendition of the Cy Coleman-Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical should come as no surprise to people who know her - to be certain, those folks probably expected no less from her. (more...)

Meryl Jones Williams to Lead ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES at Teatro Circulo; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Ricochet Collective will present the World Premiere of Harrison David Rivers' ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES, co-conceived and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), October 7-28. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 24th, 2017: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Opens and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: PRINCE OF BROADWAY opens tonight and more! (more...)

BAT OUT OF HELL Will Livestream Final West End Curtain Call Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Prior to a Toronto engagement at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, Bat Out of Hell THE MUSICAL concludes its run in London's West End. Tonight, August 22, the show will livestream its Final Curtain call at the London Coliseum- make sure you watch to the very end! Click here to watch live at 5:15 EST. (more...)

BAT OUT OF HELL Will Return To London in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Bat Out of Hell announced during their Final Curtain call live stream tonight the production returns to London in 2018! (more...)

Trisha Brown Dance Company & Compañía Irene Rodríguez Come to Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) performs at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 16-20, representing the work of one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. Since Brown's passing this past March, witnessing TBDC in an evening-length program is an increasingly rare experience. Echoing Brown's choreographic innovation, timeless aesthetic, and 1960s postmodern approach to dance making, TBDC will perform a version of Opal Loop (1980) prepared especially for Jacob's Pillow, featuring former dancers of the company and an original cast member. Acknowledging Brown's more recent choreography, TBDC will also perform Groove and Countermove (2000) and L'Amour au théâtre (2009). As the company ventures into a new era, viewing Brown's work in a proscenium venue “feel[s] increasingly essential” (The New Yorker). (more...)

Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. Leaves Goose Island for City Warehouse-Style Building
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The curtain has risen on a fresh new fabrication venue for Chicago's premier theatre, entertainment, television, and event scene and set experts. (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre's Sumptuously Sung THE SECRET GARDEN Captivates
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 13, 2017

Katharine Boettcher's glorious soprano is finally given the showcase it so richly deserves in the beautifully sung production of Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden, the oftentimes stirring and altogether bewitching story of a young orphaned girl forced to live with her mysterious uncle in his 'house upon the hill' overlooking the moors in Yorkshire in the early years of the 20th Century. (more...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

Ricochet Collective to Premiere Harrison David Rivers' ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Ricochet Collective will present the World Premiere of Harrison David Rivers' ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES, co-conceived and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), October 7-28. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH to Close This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Monica Piper's acclaimed off-Broadway comedy NOT THAT JEWISH, will play its final performance this Sunday, April 30. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Transfer to Cape Town's Theatre On The Bay After Successful Joburg Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The South African production of the hit comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG will open at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town this May, following a sold-out season in Johannesburg. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH to Mark 200th Performance Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Monica Piper's acclaimed off-Broadway comedy NOT THAT JEWISH, will play its final performance on Sunday, April 30. NOT THAT JEWISH began performances at New World Stages October 6, 2016, prior to an official opening on October 23, 2016. When NOT THAT JEWISH takes its Final Curtain call at New World Stages, the production will have played a total of 210 performances (including 17 previews).  (more...)

BWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater League
by Alan Portner - Apr 17, 2017

Just plain fun - and a Lullaby from Broadway (more...)

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