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BWW Review: UNEXPECTED JOY, Southwark Playhouse
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 8, 2018

Take a feuding mother and daughter, a rebellious teenager granddaughter and throw in an outspoken lesbian feminist and you have the recipe for an unexpected treat at the Southwark Playhouse. Unexpected Joy is a new musical, written by Janet Hood and  Bill Russell, making its UK debut and follows a turbulent week in the life of one family. Hippy baby-boomer Joy is planning a memorial concert for her late singing and life partner Jump, who she never married. After inviting daughter Rachel and granddaughter Tamara, Joy must pluck up the courage to tell them that she is finally Getting Married the day after the concert. To a woman. (more...)

The Human Rights Campaign Will Honor Anne Hathaway at the 22nd Annual HRC National Dinner
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

HRC announced that the organization will honor Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway with the HRC National Equality Award at the 22nd annual HRC National Dinner next Saturday, September 15, 2018. As previously announced, the 47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden will speak, as well as former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder; trailblazing Virginia Delegate Danica Roem; and Nevada Secretary of State candidate Nelson Araujo. Earlier in the day, Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, will address HRC members. (more...)

THE FRONT PAGE Joins Stratford's 2019 Lineup In New Adaptation By Michael Healey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Stratford Festival is amending its 2019 playbill to include the 20th-century classic The Front Page, one of the great satires about the world of journalism, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Comes to Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Full of hilarity and poignancy, The Two Kids That Blow Sh*t Up is set to hit the stage at Aurora Theatre from September 7-30. Written by Asian-American playwright Carla Ching of Fear the Walking Dead fame, the show follows the journey of two best friends falling in and out of love. Adult audiences will journey along on the thrilling, wild ride of Max and Diana's relationship, filled with highs, lows and the hopeless influence of their parents. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with 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. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Beatrix Theater Utrecht - Put on your lycra glitter outfit and channel your inner Dancing Queen!
by Chantal Kunst - Sep 24, 2018

MAMMA MIA! is a musical phenomenon. Since the premiere of the original show in 1999, 60 million people worldwide have seen 50 different productions performed in 16 languages. In The Netherlands alone, this is the 3rd production of this show over the past 15 years. Returning to their home theatre, MAMMA MIA! has once again landed at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights From THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP at Aurora Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2018

Full of hilarity and poignancy, The Two Kids That Blow Sh*t Up hits the stage at Aurora Theatre through September 30. Written by Asian-American playwright Carla Ching of Fear the Walking Dead fame, the show follows the journey of two best friends falling in and out of love. Adult audiences will journey along on the thrilling, wild ride of Max and Diana's relationship, filled with highs, lows and the hopeless influence of their parents. (more...)

Ben Pirani's 'How Do I Talk to My Brother?' is Out Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Soul music is many things to Ben Pirani: It's positive and it's hopeful. It's a soundtrack for struggle, which is where soul music came from in the first place. That the struggle has been happening largely in the black community is not lost on Pirani, who is white — it's something he thinks about a lot. “I feel really strongly that soul music is precious and must be treated with care and respect,” he says. “Anything less is colonizing the funk.” That brings us to another crucial point: real soul can't be faked — it's an expression of self that is so much more than mimicry of the sounds that have come before. “It's called soul music,” Pirani says. “You're supposed to sing from your heart and your soul and not your record collection.” (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of COMPANY Sings With the Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company opens at the Gielgud Theatre 26 September 2018. Get a first look at the cast singing with the orchestra in the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Theatre Three
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Sep 19, 2018

Leave it to Theatre Three in Port Jefferson to turn a snoozer on Broadway into a hit musical comedy on Long Island. Their latest production is 'The Addams Family' and it is funny, fabulous and pure nostalgia! Gomez, Morticia, and all of your favorite creepy crawlies are scaring up Port Jeff and getting their spook on for Wednesday Addams' nuptials. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Alan Talks Star-Studded Birdland Concert and More
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Scott Alan is one of the industries most prolific composers. He took a moment to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming concert dates, his song cycle in London, and the things that have influenced his music. (more...)

THE UNSILENT PICTURE Starring Bill Irwin Premieres October 5 At Philipsburg Manor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Historic Hudson Valley announces the expansion of its Halloween-themed events, the largest in the tri-state area, with The Unsilent Picture, an immersive theater experience coming to Philipsburg Manor in October 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Talk COMPANY
by Rona Kelly - Sep 19, 2018

West End shows will find themselves in good company later this month. Company returns to the London stage in a reworked version by Marianne Elliott, set in the modern day and featuring gender swaps of characters. Jonathan Bailey take on the roles of Paul and Jamie respectively. Sharing their experiences of Sondheim, the two talk rehearsals, what could drive them crazy, and throw down the gauntlet to Hamilton! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 18- Celebrating Playwright, Actor, and Activist, Anna Deavere Smith!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 18, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of playwright, activist, actor, and educator, Anna Deavere Smith. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Check out time lapse video of their set going up and the cast of the show singing the title song for the first time below! (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Jarrott Productions Marvelous Season Opener
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 14, 2018

Theatre at its best holds up a mirror to society, showing us our triumphs and failures in equal measure. But once in a great while there comes a production that holds up that mirror and sees into our very soul. SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Joshua Harmon and performed by a stellar cast at Trinity Street Theatre is just such a show. (more...)

THE UNSILENT PICTURE At Philipsburg Manor Kicks Off Oct. 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Historic Hudson Valley announces the expansion of its Halloween-themed events, the largest in the tri-state area, with The Unsilent Picture, an immersive theater experience coming to Philipsburg Manor in October 2018. (more...)

New Feathers Productions Announces New Works Series and New Staff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

NEW FEATHERS PRODUCTIONS producers, Mandee K. Hammerstein, Greg T. Nanni and new addition to the producing team, John Augustine, proudly announce the selected shorts, cast and director for their upcoming series re-launch November 1 at the James A. Michener Art Museum.  First unveiled in 2017, New Feathers' ongoing mission is to professionally produce reading series, dedicated to offering a voice and welcoming forum while showcasing new, literary works by established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

Married Couple Will Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

If the leading couple in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's current production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers seems to have chemistry, it's not simply from their acting talents. Tony Lawson and Krista Severeid are actually married, and have returned to the stage where life as they now know it began. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics Heads to the Highlands with BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Little Radical Theatrics is delighted to bring to Westchester a fresh interpretation of this Golden Age classic to close its tenth anniversary season.  (more...)

NKU Theatre + Dance Season Dives in with BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts Program of Theatre and Dance will launch its 2018-2019 season with the extraordinary musical BIG FISH, which runs Sept. 27 to Oct. 7 in NKU's Corbett Theatre. (more...)

BWW Feature: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at the RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS: A Splendid Start To Their 26th Season!
by Brent Deekens - Sep 1, 2018

Plays through the 1st of September, 2018 (more...)

Sisters Team Up for 'Wedding Planning for the Busy Feminist'...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

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BWW Review: ICONOGRAPHIC at Sarasota Ballet
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 28, 2018

Sarasota Ballet Presents Iconographic (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/19: Inside A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: go inside A Very Wicked Halloween, and more! (more...)

WE tv Presents the New Season of LOVE AFTER LOCKUP
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Love grows when and where you least expect it... even in prison. WE tv's explosive docuseries is back for a second season, exploring new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them. 'LOVE AFTER LOCKUP' Season 2 premieres Friday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of COMPANY West End Is Not Getting Married Today
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2018

Check out the West End cast of Company trying their hand at one of Sondheim's most notoriously trying tunes, Not Getting Married! Check out Patti LuPone, Rosalie Craig and more getting tongue tied on the comedic tour de force below!  (more...)

BWW Review: COMPANY, Gielgud Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Oct 17, 2018

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Marianne Elliott, ushering in a new age of adaptation with her. Almost 50 years since it opened on Broadway, Company returns to the West End. Reworked, though respectful of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's original material, this hopefully opens the door for more reimaginings with love filling the London stage. (more...)

BWW Review: The Final Night of the 29th New York Cabaret Convention Brings the Bubbly and Sparkle to Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Eugene Ebner - Oct 15, 2018

The final evening of performances for the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 29th New York Cabaret Convention, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, was a showcase for many cabaret legends, bringing back glamour, sparkle, and class to the proceedings. (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at VIRGINIA MUSICAL THEATRE: The Best Of Times Really Is Now In This Absolutely Fabulous Romp
by Brent Deekens - Oct 13, 2018

Plays at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts through October 14th, 2018. (more...)

Olivier Award Winner Lorna Want Will Star In New Musical GIRL IN A CRISIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

SimG Productions is proud to present GIRL IN A CRISIS - a new one-woman musical by Andrew Fisher, directed by Simon Greiff, that tells a painfully funny story about growing up … or not. This brand new musical will premiere at the acclaimed Crazy Coqs, as part of the Live At Zedel Season, for two performances only on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November at 7pm, and will star Olivier Award winner Lorna Want. (more...)

Tribeca and Chanel Support Women Filmmakers Through 4th Annual THROUGH HER LENS: THE TRIBECA CHANEL WOMEN'S FILMMAKER PROGRAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Tribeca and CHANEL continue to provide extraordinary opportunities to propel women filmmakers forward with the fourth annual THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program. The mentorship program was created to provide a balance of industry support, artistic development, and funding for new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films. (more...)

CALENDAR GIRLS, ROCKY HORROR SHOW, and More Announced For New Season at Wolverhampton Grand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Wolverhampton Grand has announced a new season. (more...)

CHINA LOVE to Make Its U.S. Premiere
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

CHINA LOVE to premiere in the U.S. on November 9, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. ET as part of DOC NYC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SNS offers the timely, yet timeless, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Paul Batterson - Nov 5, 2018

In its latest offering, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the Short North Stage presents a musical that is a fine cocktail of flamboyance and subtlety and leaves its audience with a powerful, timely message without overtly stating it. (more...)

Ad Infinitum Announce New Season - EXTRAORDINARY WALL OF SILENCE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Ad Infinitum have announced the highlight of their next season as Extraordinary Wall of Silence (working title), a new show which delves into a relatively unknown history of oppression of the Deaf community in order to draw attention to and celebrate an under-threat culture. From Oralists who wanted to make deaf people speak and 'hear', to the Eugenics movement which aimed to eradicate deafness through sterilisation and extermination, to more recent threats from ignorance in mainstream society and the closing of Deaf Clubs, the new show will present the challenges the Deaf community have faced. Made with three Deaf and two hearing actors, the show will facilitate a long overdue encounter between the two worlds, shining a light onto a culture that isn't widely recognised in the mainstream media. (more...)

Town Stages Announces A 90-Minute Wedding Contest!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Town Stages announces a 90-Minute Wedding Contest! Win an all-inclusive wedding including the Ceremony, Photographer, Cake, Decor, and Honeymoon Night. Monday, January 28, 2019 from 12:00-1:30pm (more...)

Holiday Hootenanny Radio Hour Present THE CRICKET ON THE MANTLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Holiday Hootenanny Radio Hour is pleased to announce Nick Thornton's heart warming new radio play CRICKET ON THE MANTLE, with music directed and arranged by Mike Mazzocca, as its inaugural presentation. All proceeds from this pay what you will production will go to benefit the Chicago chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER). (more...)

EZI Drops New Single, FAMILY TREE, New EP in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

EZI has dropped the captivating new single, 'Family Tree' via 5 Town Records. The track is from her forthcoming EP and she notes,  the 'you' in the song isn't a particular person. It's about my experiences, my own relationships, observations. This song isn't me saying that conventional traditions like marriage are bad rather that the ideologies and emotions associated with them aren't so black and white.' EZI continues 'I was raised very conservative by immigrant parents. I was taught to think that my adulthood would be me going to college, Getting Married, settling down and having a family in my twenties. I realize now though that the a lot of these expectations put on me as a young women were projections of a past generation's experiences. Being 23 my life couldn't be more different.' (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! I think I fell in love again!
by Joceline Loo - Nov 13, 2018

The wildly popular jukebox musical, MAMMA MIA! is back in Singapore. Bring with it are the iconic 70's ABBA hits that got us grooving in our seats, the fun flamboyant costumes complete with platform boots and wide-legged pants, and a good mix of slapstick and sexual innuendos much to our delight. (more...)

Casting Announced For FAMILIAR At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for Familiar by Tony Award nominee Danai Gurira (Broadway's Eclipsed, Black Panther, "The Walking Dead"). This funny, warmhearted look at tradition, marriage, and what it means to be an American family will be directed by Edward Torres (the Globe's Water by the Spoonful and Native Gardens, Cancion at Repertorio Español) and will run January 26 - March 3, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run January 26-30. Opening night is Thursday, January 31. Tickets start at $30.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Louis Train - Dec 5, 2018

In Trevor Nunn's extraordinary new production of Fiddler on the Roof, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a dimension of intimacy and immediacy recasts a familar show, dragging it, sometimes tearfully, always beautifully, closer to the audience than it has ever been. (more...)

The Ringwald Theatre Presents SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Opening January 4th at The Ringwald Theatre, contemporary comedy Significant Other by Joshua Harmon takes on the stereotypes of the "gay best friend" and takes aim at the lives of late-twentysomethings in the early 21st century. (more...)

BWW Review: Melbourne Shakespeare Company's ROMEO & JULIET at St Kilda Botanical Gardens
by Victoria Beal - Dec 10, 2018

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The Return of ATHENA by Gracie Gardner at JACK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

ATHENA is back by popular demand for a limited time only! Catch The Hearth's production of Gracie Gardner's 'fierce and lovely comedy' (The New York Times) -- a Critic's Pick in its debut at JACK this past winter. (more...)

Feature Film Line-up Announced For The 15th Annual BendFilm Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Meet the Cast of Theatrical Tale BERNHARDT/HAMLET- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 31, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company's premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet begins previews today. Get to know the cast as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Complex Love Story Hits the Aurora Theatre Stage With THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Full of hilarity and poignancy, The Two Kids That Blow Sh*t Up is set to hit the stage at Aurora Theatre from September 7-30. Written by Asian-American playwright Carla Ching of Fear the Walking Dead fame, the show follows the journey of two best friends falling in and out of love. Adult audiences will journey along on the thrilling, wild ride of Max and Diana's relationship, filled with highs, lows and the hopeless influence of their parents. (more...)

Garagiste Wine Festival Turns '21': Showcases Over 60 Artisan...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Garagiste Wine Festival marks its 21st festival, and 8th anniversary, at its home base in Paso Robles, November 9th through the 11th, with three days of events, including a Grand Tasting that showcases over 60 micro production winemakers, 20% of whom are pouring at the festival for the first time. Tickets are on sale now at http://californiagaragistes.com/buy-tickets/. (more...)

TALK CINEMA Opens in September at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' acclaimed film series, Talk Cinema, which gives audiences sneak previews of new independent and foreign films from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and other internationally ranked film festivals, returns to the Virginia G. Piper Theater on Sept. 25. (more...)

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