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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Wreak Havoc in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Boston debut at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, an Ambassador Theatre Group Venue, November 7 - 18, 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement will go on sale Sunday, September 9, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Orpheum
by Chris Miritello - Sep 5, 2018

As Memphis theatergoers pile into the Orpheum to kick off a record-breaking 2018-2019 season for ticket sales at the much beloved venue, they are confronted with a familiar, albeit masked face. Indeed, while Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera continues its remarkable 30-year run as Broadway's most enduring production, its sequel, Love Never Dies, has opened in the bluff city. Like all other sequels, Love Never Dies faces the initial challenge of justifying its mere existence. That challenge is further amplified when the first installment is, like The Phantom of the Opera, so woven into the fabric of our cultural iconography. Grumbling devotees of the original Phantom will no doubt ask why the story necessitates a sequel at all, let alone one in which the Phantom is transplanted from the Paris Opera House to (gasp) the underbelly of New York's Coney Island. To those skeptics in the audience (of which this reviewer was one), rest assured that Troika Entertainment's magically beautiful production of Love Never Dies, with direction by Simon Phillips, answers that question rather quickly. Why does The Phantom of the Opera require a sequel? Well, why not? That is particularly the case when the sequel is such an eye catching showcase for its talented cast of performers. (more...)

Celebrating 19 Years Of Citadel's Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The Citadel Theatre's much beloved production of the Tom Wood adaptation of A Christmas Carol will have its Final Curtain this December, after a remarkable run of 19 consecutive seasons. (more...)

Bills' Scott Norwood Heads Back To Buffalo To Appear In ONCE IN MY LIFETIME: A Buffalo Football Fantasy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Scott Norwood, the kicker who embedded 'wide right' into the national lexicon, returns to Buffalo, New York this Saturday to appear in a play about--what else?--the Bills winning the Super Bowl. (more...)

Park City Institute Announces 2018-19 Main Stage Season At The George S. And Dolores Doré Eccles Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Park City Institute announced its 21st season of Main Stage shows at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. The 2018-19 Season continues the Institute's mission to entertain, educate and illuminate, with a lineup of world-renowned dance companies, musicians, authors, thinkers, adventurers and leaders-both legendary and emerging. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Watford Palace Theatre's All-Female Production Of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, today announces full casting for Watford Palace Theatre's all-female production of Much Ado About Nothing. Larmour directs Joanna Brookes (Dogberry/ Antonio), Elly Condron (Don Pedro), Rebekah Hinds (Borachio/ Margaret), Emma Lane (Conrade/ Ursula/ Friar), Juliet Leighton-Jones (Musician), Nyla Levy (Hero/ Sexton), Pepter Lunkuse (Claudio), Anna O'Grady (Benedick), Emily Tucker (Beatrice), Tripti Tripuraneni (Don John/ Verges) and Julia Watson (Leonato). (more...)

Review Roundup: The National Tour Of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong launched its First National Tour on Wednesday September 19th in Pittsburgh. Take peek at photos from the opening performance and party and some production shots below. From Pittsburgh the tour continues on to Hartford, CT, Greenville, NC, and Nashville, TN. Check out the show's website for the full tour route.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG National Tour Cast In Action
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Play That Goes Wron's national tour. Take a look at the cast who's getting it Wrong in cities all across North America. The tour currently is in Hartford, CT, and travels on to Greenville, SC, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, and more. Check the show's website for the full tour route. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens In Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong launched its First National Tour on Wednesday September 19th in Pittsburgh. Take peek at photos from the opening performance and party and some production shots below. From Pittsburgh the tour continues on to Hartford, CT, Greenville, NC, and Nashville, TN. Check out the show's website for the full tour route.  (more...)

MYSTIC INDIA: Bollywood Comes To Poway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Every now and then a show emerges that delivers such a spellbindingly sensory experience that audiences remain riveted long after the Final Curtain. Mystic India: The World Tour, is such a show, especially for those intrigued with Indian culture. (more...)

Brief 9/18: Watch the New Trailer For MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Watch the new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tour Cast Explores Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Cornley University Drama Society is hitting the road with the Olivier & Tony Award-winning production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play on Broadway. The cast begins performances today in Pittsburgh, and took to the city to explore! Check out some photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Final Curtain Call of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Including a Speech by Director Tina Landau
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical concluded its Broadway engagement at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at West 47th Street) last night, September 16, 2018. Laura Heywood captured a video of the Final Curtain call, including a heartfelt speech by director Tina Landau. Check it out below! (more...)

Mara Davi and Toccarra Cash Join Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Fall semester has begun at Cornley University as Broadway's longest running comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, welcomes Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi to the Drama Society beginning tonight Tuesday, September 11th. Cash and Davi will join the cast as Annie and Sandra respectively. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' HAIR Captures a Moment in Time With Absolute Confidence
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 8, 2018

Hair is a great big hit on the symbolic and mostly imaginary bong that is theater in Music City - or anywhere else artists come together to share the largesse of their own indomitable spirits. The resulting production will leave you inspired, maybe even more readily equipped with the realities of life in the 21st century, which proves that no matter how much times have changed, they remain stultifyingly the same. While our prejudices and biases may have been altered by the social upheaval of the 1960s and the decades that followed, introspection reveals that we only have refocused our baser instincts on issues of equal significance. (more...)

Everything's Going Right for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Evan Alexander Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 5, 2018

"Two hours of uncompromising joy" is how Evan Alexander Smith describes the critically acclaimed The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End and Broadway comedy hit which just recently embarked on its first national tour of the USA, bringing its unique amalgam of theatrical artistry, uproarious humor and full-out laughter to audiences all over the country. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at The Majestic Theatre of San Antonio is Wicked Good
by Ashley Corbaley - Oct 4, 2018

It doesn't take magic to discover why WICKED is still melting the hearts of millions all over the world 15 years after its first performance on Broadway. Based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, with music by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Winnie Holzman, this masterpiece is wicked good. From the dazzling special effects to the bewitching songs, WICKED has rightfully earned its place as the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history. In WICKED it is the witches of Oz who take center stage to tell their story of how all came to be long before young Dorothy ever ventured Over the Rainbow. The National Tour of WICKED flies into the Majestic Theatre of San Antonio promising a magical performance that will leave you spellbound. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Stars of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

San Diego's favorite holiday tradition, back for its 21st incredible year, is a wonderful, whimsical production that will once again jump right off the pages of the classic Dr. Seuss book and onto the Old Globe's stage. Back for its 20th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs "This Time of Year," "Santa for a Day," and "Fah Who Doraze," the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. (more...)

BWW TV: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right with the Kid Critics!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2018

We are continuing the series with Tai (12), Isabella (14), and Charles (11), who recently headed to the Lyceum Theatre to check out The Play That Goes Wrong. Curious about what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Balanchine and Robbins at New York City Ballet
by Barnett Serchuk - Oct 15, 2018

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BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Stunning and Provocative A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2018

Nora's back - and she's pissed! Some 15 years after Henrik Ibsen's proto-feminist Nora Helmer came to the momentous decision to leave her controlling husband at the end of A Doll's House - and some 140 years after she first stepped in front of the footlights at Copenhagen's Royal Theatre in 1879 - she finally returns to her Norwegian home to confront her estranged husband and to reveal just what she's been up to since she left her utterly conventional life behind in search of something more. (more...)

Michael Buble Releases New Single 'Love You Anymore'
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Michael Bublé is officially back with the release of his new single “Love You Anymore” out today via Reprise Records. Written by Charlie Puth, the pop tune is the first single from Bublé's highly anticipated upcoming album ?<3 (pronounced love) out November 16th. Another outstanding song from the new album, “When I Fall In Love,” is currently available.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Delivers the Comedy Goods for Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 10, 2018

Everything that could conceivably trip up seasoned performers - who've been reciting monologues in front of their bathroom mirrors since they were toddlers, bring down a set considered to be a landmark in design for the stage (or in the history of architecture since the Greeks built their first temple and the Romans engineered their first aqueduct), and/or send scores of trembling thespians to the emergency room after but one performance - actually befall the cast and crew of The Play That Goes Wrong. (more...)

Review Roundup: Paper Mill Playhouse Presents THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. (more...)

SERVING BRULEE Comes to the 2018 New York International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

'Serving Brulee', a dark comedy by Sone Anandpara opens at the 2018 New York International Fringe Festival October 12th with performances thru October 24th. Chelsea B. Lockie directs Sone Anandpara and Ivy Hong in this humorous post #MeToo reckoning of societal standards. (more...)

Review Roudup: MISS SAIGON's National Tour Launches in Rhode Island
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The North American tour of Miss Saigon launched this week at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI. Check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Nov 8, 2018

SCHOOL OF ROCK had its first success as a movie starring Jack Black and everyone routed for the underdog, Dewey Finn, as he fumbled his way through life. Fast forward to 2015 and SCHOOL OF ROCK becomes a rock musical on Broadway with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. It's still based on the life of underdog, Dewey Finn as he fumbles his way through life. (more...)

Submissions Open For 2019 Corkscrew Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual Corkscrew Theater Festival, which will take place July 10 - August 4, 2019, at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). This summer theater festival is a curated presentation of new work that provides early-career artists with a high level of production support and features four world premieres and four readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Corkscrew seeks projects that demonstrate real collaboration, especially if they are being created through innovative or nontraditional partnerships or models. (more...)

BWW Review: Lipscomb University Theatre's GODSPELL Filled With Heart and Soul
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 3, 2018

Patriq James' graceful portrayal of Jesus Christ in Lipscomb University Theatre's production of Godspell - now onstage in Collins Alumni Auditorium on the school's Nashville campus - shines like a beacon in the very center of the show, providing the very heart of every story told by director Scott Baker's 17-person cast. But if James provides the show's heart, it is perhaps the members of Baker's ensemble, which includes a deft blending of experienced student actors with an assortment of newcomers to their company, who provide its soul. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on New Episode of DATELINE on NBC - Friday, November 30, 2018
by TV Scoop - Nov 28, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on New Episode of DATELINE, airing on NBC on Friday, November 30, 2018! (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes To The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center December 18, 2018-January 6, 2019. (more...)

Butler High School Presents Fall Drama
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Butler High School drama club will present a stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's book 'A Murder is Announced'. (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's Startling Revival of SIDE SHOW
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 18, 2018

Macy Medford and Arden Guice may only be college students, but their performances as Violet and Daisy Hilton, the heroines of Side Show - the iconic musical by Bill Russell, Henry Krieger and Bill Condon that debuted on Broadway some 20 years ago - in Belmont University Musical Theatre's production that runs for just one weekend, are nothing less than a professional triumph for each young woman. Thoroughly committed and startlingly focused, Medford and Guice perform an oftentimes tricky, always challenging, task in order that the two young women effectively become their characters, ensuring the musical packs an emotional wallop delivered straight to the collective heart of its audience, while showcasing the evolution of a musical theatre program at the Nashville university, which over the years has gained a national reputation as the training ground of the next generations of Broadway stars yet to be. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Sunday For THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre, February 12 - 24, 2019. Tickets start at $44 and go on sale Sunday, November 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Minnesota Opera's Pulitzer Prize SILENT NIGHT Profoundly Speaks to Peace on Earth
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 13, 2018

On opening night for the Minnesota Opera (MNOP), the audience in attendance became curiously quieter and quieter, silent, when the curtain rose at the Ordway Center on the company's contemporary award winning opera 'Silent Night.' Commissioned by MNOP in 2011, the music by Kevin Putts combined with a libretto by Mark Campbell transported the opera house to Christmas, 1914, the beginning of World War I, Based on Christian Carlson's screenplay for the film 'Joyeux Noel,' the opera travels to a small, bloodied war zone in a tiny Belgium village along the French boarder, which centers the attention while profoundly affecting those in the audience. (more...)

Broadway's Tony Award-Winning Hit Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Prepares to Wreak Havoc in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Mischer Neurosciences at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that individual tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong go on sale to the public on Friday, November 2 at 10 am. The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Houston debut at the Hobby Center, March 26-31, 2019. (more...)

Michael Urie Designs Special TORCH SONG Bow Tie for Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Charity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, husband Justin Mikita, and their non-profit advocacy organization, Tie The Knot, are happy to announce their newest limited edition bowtie launching on November 1. The latest addition will honor the triumphant return to Broadway of Harvey Fierstein's iconic Tony-winning play Torch Song. The design will also add the show's star Michael Urie to Tie The Knot's extensive list of guest designers. The Torch Song bow tie will be available exclusively at the Hayes Theater store and online at The Tie Bar, with $20 of every $25 purchase will be donated directly back to Tie The Knot. (more...)

Bay City Players Presents A CAROL OF THE BIRDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Bay City Players will present A Carol Of The Birds A Musical Play by Leeds Bird and Kevin Cole., November 29 - December 2 & December 6 - 9, 2018 at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.   Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  A Carol Of The Birds is directed by Leeds Bird and Kevin Cole. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 'Dolly' Bette Midler Mourns The Passing Of The Great Carol Channing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of the legendary Carol Channing. Channing died at 12:31am on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, at home in Rancho Mirage, CA of natural causes. (more...)

SLEUTH Opens Possum Point Players' 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019

Just as winter weather sets in, Possum Point Players adds to the chill with a production of the Tony Award winning mystery, "Sleuth." A classic tale of suspense, "Sleuth" is performed, Jan. 25, 26 and 27, and Feb. 1, 2 and 3. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $19 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at www.possumpointplayers.org or the ticketline, 856-4560 (more...)

Tickets For THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in Tulsa Go On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Celebrity Attractions is thrilled to announce Broadway's funniest and longest-running play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG will make its Tulsa debut at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited eight performance engagement February 26 - March 3 during its first national Broadway tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Holiday Tradition of A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to a Fitting Close
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018

When the Final Curtain falls on A Christmas Story at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre on December 22, the cast and crew of Nashville Repertory Theatre's production will pack up all the leg lamps and all the tinsel, Gary Hoff's gorgeous set will go into mothballs, the costumes will be stored away with the rest of the company's vast collection and a ten-year-old Nashville holiday tradition will come to an end. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is the Second Longest Running Show at the Lyceum Theatre
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 22, 2018

A lot has been going right for The Play That Goes Wrong! After announcing that the play will end its Broadway run in January, it was recently confirmed that it will transfer off-Broadway. Now, tipped off to us by Corey Brunish and confirmed on ibdb.com, we have just learned that it is the second longest-running show at the Lyceum Theatre! (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Finds a New Home to Wreak Havoc Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong will find new ill-fated life following the end of its Broadway run. The show will close at the Lyceum Theatre on January 6th, then move to New World Stages Off-Broadway on February 11th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOLVES is a howling success at the Unicorn at the Unicorn Theatre IN KANSAS CITY
by Steve Wilson - Dec 2, 2018

The call of the wild is an indoor soccer team made up of eleventh grade girls in THE WOLVES, now showing at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City. Directed by Heidi Van, THE WOLVES is a glimpse into the minds and lives of a diverse group of girls from varied ethnic and social backgrounds. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents The 2017 Broadway Hit: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly continues its 60th season with Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2.  The 2017 Broadway premiere was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Play, and garnered a Best Actress Tony Award for Laurie Metcalf. Helmed by longtime Asolo Rep favorite Peter Amster, this hilariously imagined sequel to the Ibsen classic previews January 16 and 17, opens January 18 and runs through March 31 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Casting Announced For Theatre 29's A BAD YEAR FOR TOMATOES
by David Green - Dec 14, 2018

Theatre 29 has completed casting for the first show of the 2019 "Best Of" season, the hilarious comedy, 'Bad Year for Tomatoes', first produced there in 2009. The season will feature favorite shows from the past 19 years as Theatre 29 launches its 20th year. "A Bad Year for Tomatoes" marks the main stage directing Debut for veteran actress and singer Char Childs, a familiar talent to Theatre 29 audiences having been involved in 21 shows there since 2002. (more...)

Michael Crawford, Betty Buckley, and Many More Stage and Screen Stars Remember Neil Simon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2018

As BroadwayWorld has sadly reported, legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91. He passed away last night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City due to complications from pneumonia. Stars of stage and screen have taken to social media to pay their respects and remember the legendary playwright. Read a sampling of the posts below. (more...)

BWW Review: NAPOLI MILIONARIA! At the Stratford Festival is a Beautiful and Heartbreaking Exploration of Humanity
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 24, 2018

It is rare these days that I take my seat in a theatre to watch a play that I know almost nothing about. I was almost embarrassed to admit that fact about Eduardo De Filippo's NAPOLI MILIONARIA! Which is currently being performed in repertory at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. Granted, the original was in Italian and this production, directed by the Festival's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, is the world premiere of the new translation by John Murrell (from a literal translation by Donato Santeramo). It was still not until I was reading the program liner notes that I knew more about this production than the brief synopsis offered on the Stratford Festival website. To my delight, I think this only enriched my experience as an audience member. The universality in a story that was written about a very specific time and place is nothing short of beautiful, and the performances have left me thinking about the play long after the Final Curtain. (more...)

BWW Review: Stellar Performances Highlight Street Theatre Company's THE BURNT PART BOYS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 24, 2018

Stellar performances from a superb ensemble cast have come to exemplify productions from Nashville's Street Theatre Company and, make no mistake about it, the company's latest musical - The Burnt Part Boys, with book by Mariana Elder, music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen - delivers that and more through a haunting story of loss and redemption. (more...)

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