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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Opera Philadelphia's World Premiere of SKY ON SWINGS launches O18 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

O18, the second edition of Opera Philadelphia's annual season-opening festival, launches on September 20 – on the eve of World Alzheimer's Day – with the world premiere of Sky on Swings. (more...)

Interview with Actress Idina Menzel
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 9, 2018

Education Dramaturge Ted Sod sits down with actress Idina Menzel to discuss her character in 'Skintight' and what inspires her as an artist. (more...)

Book Shows How to Move on with Life with Happiness and Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

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Janet Fullerlove, Jodie Jacobs, Melanie Marshall, and Kelly Sweeney Join the Cast of UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Casting for the European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy has been announced. The powerful all-female cast is made up of: Janet Fullerlove (Fortune's Fool, The Beggar's Opera) as Joy; Jodie Jacobs (Myth, Rock of Ages) as Rachel; Melanie Marshall (Guys and Dolls, Jane Eyre) as Lou; and Kelly Sweeney (Ronald William White Acting Through Song Prize Winner 2018) as Tamara. (more...)

Barry Edelstein's THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Returns to the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined The Old Globe for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. This special free program celebrates TCG's newly released revised edition of Edelstein's book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard. (more...)

BWW Review: FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON AND THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Andrea Stephenson - Jul 8, 2018

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Social: Go Behind The Scenes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with Susan Egan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

BroadwayWorld is exclusively taking you behind the scenes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on our Instagram with Broadway's original Belle -  Susan Egan, who is reprising her iconic performance once again (for one last time!) (more...)

Photo Flash: Susan Egan Returns to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Susan Egan reprising her Broadway performance of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals in California! Check out the video below! (more...)

Goodspeed's OLIVER! Extends Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

???????Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and Happiness before it's too late? Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world "Where Is Love?," "Food! Glorious Food!" and "As Long As He Needs Me." (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Susan Egan In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Susan Egan reprising her Broadway performance of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Five Star Theatrical in California! Check out the video below! (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with Susan Egan Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld is exclusively taking you behind the scenes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on our Instagram with Broadway's original Belle -  Susan Egan, who is reprising her iconic performance once again (for one last time!) (more...)

KidsAlive! Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

KidsAlive! presents the Tony Award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof July 20 - 22 in the newly renovated Auditorium at the Douglass located in the Page Woodson Building at 600 North High Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (more...)

BWW Teacher's Perspective: Drama Mama
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Jul 19, 2018

'Mom, can you help me?' This is a question I hear regularly. Moms are always our go- to, problem solvers but I am not her mom. I am her teacher, her Theatre teacher to be exact. (more...)

BWW Previews: Harry Potter Producer Lionel Wigram acquires Alexandra Bracken's THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING for Warner Bros
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 19, 2018

Alexandra Bracken is on fire. The first book in her #1 New York Times Best Selling series The Darkest Minds is hitting theaters August 3rd, she has a new book, THE DARKEST LEGACY, out July 31st, and Deadline just announced that Lionel Wigram (Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter) will be bringing her middle-grade series The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding to the big screen.  (more...)

As Millions of Students Graduate, Parents are Asking What's Next?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

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WEST SIDE STORY To Play Arts Centre Melbourne And Sydney Opera House In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY will play limited seasons at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House in 2019. (more...)

Comedian Williams Andrews Makes His Joyful Return To Comedy At The Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Have you ever had a day where you speak to no-one, until you are not even sure how to talk? Well it's like that for Willy, but instead of a day, it's been nine years. (more...)

WAITRESS Tickets Go On Sale Friday for Run at Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Salt Lake City is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play the Eccles Theater for a limited one-week engagement, September 25-30, 2018. (more...)

Nikita Johal to Lead BROKEN WINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

With just over a week until opening night, there has been a major cast change to the eagerly awaited West End premiere of 'Broken Wings'. (more...)

National New Play Network Announces 2018-19 Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

???????National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces its 2018-19 grant recipients, including the 2018 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, six Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

Keen Company Announces 19th Season Including ORDINARY DAYS and SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for the upcoming season: 'I am thrilled to announce Keen Company's 19th season, two uplifting stories about the big impact of small actions. This fall Keen will produce our fourth intimate musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days. I've been a fan of Adam's work for years and am so excited to work with him to bring this beloved musical to life in a brand new production with new orchestrations. Ordinary Days beautifully depicts the search for connection and how one person's actions can influence complete strangers. In the spring we will present the New York premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person. Chisa is a rare writer who speaks to our complicated times today with a full heart and a singular voice. I am thrilled to welcome her into the Keen family,' said Silverstein. (more...)

Chesterwood To Present Staged Reading Of Harold Holzer's THE LINCOLN FAMILY ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Chesterwood will present a staged reading of "The Lincoln Family Album", written and moderated by noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. in Daniel Chester French's Studio. The presentation is the third program Holzer has written and narrated for Chesterwood and follows the success of previous sold-out performances of Holzer's "Lincoln Speaks." (more...)

Pianist Stephen Hough Returns to Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

This summer at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, pianist Stephen Hough joins Louis Langree and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra for performances of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, in an all-Mozart program at David Geffen Hall on Friday, August 10, 2018, and Saturday, August 11, 2018, both at 7:30 p.m. The program also includes the composer's Requiem, K. 626, and Meistermusik. (more...)

BWW Review: Gloucester Stage Presents N.E. Premiere of CYRANO
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 17, 2018

Timeless tale re-imagined with contemporary spin by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers. Jeremiah Kissel makes GSC debut in title role opposite Andrea Goldman, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Walsh. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Shakespeare By The Bow
by Vicki Trask - Jul 17, 2018

Shakespeare by the Bow has been a staple of Calgary summer theatre for the past seven years and yet, regrettably, this was my first year walking through Prince's Island Park to attend Theatre Calgary's seminal programing. (more...)

Adam Shapiro and Scandal's Katie Lowes Join the Company of WAITRESS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

We're getting some fresh faces in the diner! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Katie Lowes ('Scandal') and actor/director Adam Shapiro (Steve Jobs) will join the company of Waitress tonight, July 17 in the roles of Dawn and Ogie, respectively. This real-life married couple will both make their Broadway debuts in the show, and will get to fall in love with each other again eight times a week on stage. Waitress currently stars Katharine McPhee as Jenna, and Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO at Átrium Theatre, Budapest
by Gabor Szilagyi - Jul 17, 2018

If you are a musical theatre aficionado and know all the notes of Kander's and Ebb's masterpiece by heart or if you want to hear better voices than Ute Lemper's or Ruthie Henshall's on the stage - then this is definitely not your kind of Chicago. But if you want to be entertained by media criticism, the extensive use of slang dictionary or scaled down, larger than life characters who can actually be your neighbors in suburban Chicago or even in Budapest - then go for it! (more...)

Casting Announced For Shattered Globe's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for Chris Hannan's new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in this rich interpretation of one of the world's great literary treasures. (more...)

BWW Previews: ENJOY A GOOD CLEAN TIME AS HONKY TONK LAUNDRY SPINS INTO The Show Palace Dinner Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2018

Imagine working in musical theatre, doing what you love with a good friend. Add in some classic and contemporary country music and you have the story behind the story of the musical Honky Tonk Laundry opening July 21 at The Show Palace Dinner Theatre. Millicent Hunnicut and Bridgette Karl star respectively as Lana Mae Hopkins, owner of the Wishy Washy Washateria and employee, Katie Lane Murphy. Both Millicent and Bridgette performed together at Show Palace in The Great American Trailer Park under the talented direction of Matthew Belopavlovich. Just like the characters they play, the actresses bonded and when an opportunity arose to perform the two-women show with Matthew as the director, the two jumped at the chance. (more...)

Jackbenny to Make Chicago Debut 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

???????Twin brothers Jack and Benny Lipson, professionally known as the critically acclaimed jackbenny, will make their Chicago debut at Stage 773 on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30pm. The duo will present Happiness is Trending, a two-act show featuring wittily provocative original songs, uniquely arranged covers, and friendly guest performers … all seasoned with the brothers' signature sibling shtick. (more...)

Single Tickets Available Today for Cincinnati Playhouse 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is now selling single tickets for all of the 12 season's productions, including the highly anticipated world premiere of CINCINNATI KING, a musical about Cincinnati's historic King Records, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit from the creator of Hamilton, IN THE HEIGHTS. The season will open with a thrilling production of Stephen King's MISERY on Sept. 1. (more...)

ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT! Heads to Feinsteins at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to present ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT!, starring Emmy Award-winning legendary voice actorRob Paulsen, who supplied many of the voices from the hilarious '90s animated series, including Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratch'n'Sniff, and Pinky from "Pinky and the Brain," and three-time Emmy Award-winning composer/writer Randy Rogel, who wrote many of the comedy songs used in the iconic, hit Warner Bros. animated series "Animaniacs." (more...)

Actor, Director and Composer Roger Perry Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Celebrated Actor, Producer, Director and Composer, Roger Perry, passed away yesterday of Prostate Cancer at home with his loving wife, Joyce, holding his hand. (more...)

CHAPTER TWO Continues At Cape May Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Continuing at Cape May Stage is Chapter Two by Neil Simon. This charming romantic comedy opened on June 27th and runs through August 3rd. Set in Manhattan in the 1970s, Chapter Two tells the story of successful writer George Schneider, who is mourning the recent death of his beloved wife when he meets a bright, vivacious actress. George is eager to rush into another marriage following a whirlwind courtship, but the memories of his wife threaten to ruin his second chance for Happiness. This witty romance deals with more than love and grief, but what it means to have a fresh start and a new lease on life. (more...)

BWW Review: EL VIOLINISTA EN EL TEJADO / FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Teatro Astral
by Julieta Sverdlick - Jul 13, 2018

BWW Review: EL VIOLINISTA EN EL TEJADO / FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at @teatroastral @weprensa (more...)

12 Peers Theater Presents The Pittsburgh Premiere Of STUPID FUCKING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

12 Peers Theater continues their 2018 Main Stage Season with Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner. The Pittsburgh Premiere is directed by Vince Ventura and features Chris Cattell, Sarah Chelli, Sara Ashley Fisher, Matt Henderson, Stefan Lingenfelter, David Maslow, and Maura Underwood. Stupid Fucking Bird remixes the classic Chekhov play The Seagull while examining the fairness of life, love, our culture, and our institutions. Stupid Fucking Bird - Sort of Adapted From The Seagull by Anton Chekhov runs July 26 - August 12, 2018, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre in The Cathedral of Learning. (more...)

Paula Poundstone Returns To Provincetown August 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Producer Rick Murray welcomes comedian Paula Poundstone back to Provincetown for one performance only, Saturday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. at Town Hall Auditorium.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Bryan Fenkart Talks WAITRESS On Tour
by Angie Stanton - Jul 12, 2018

WAITRESS hits Madison. Bryan Fenkart plays the charmingly quirky Dr. Pomatter. He recently chatted with me about the hit show, how a bet started his theatre journey, and the challenges of the Sara Bareilles score. (more...)

Anthony Scundi Stars As Guido In StageArt's NINE The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

StageArt has announced that Melbourne actor Anthony Scundi will be playing the lead role of Guido Contini in their upcoming production of the Broadway smash hit NINE The Musical. . (more...)

ALKESAH Comes To Esplanade Theatres On The Bay Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay presents ALKESAH, running from July 12 to July 15, as part of the Pesta Raya Malay Festival of Arts.  (more...)

Cam Releases New Track ROAD TO HAPPINESS Via RCA Records
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Critically acclaimed, multi-award nominated country singer-songwriter Cam releases her new track, 'Road To Happiness' today (click HERE to listen) via RCA Records. Cam co-wrote 'Road To Happiness' with frequent collaborator and multiple GRAMMY nominee Tyler Johnson and award winning writer Hillary Lindsey, while Johnson produced the track. (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Heads to Minneapolis and Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), the evening also stars the multitalented Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), Courtney Reed (the original 'Jasmine' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), and special guest Adam Jacobs (the original 'Aladdin' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) as the show's Prince for the Night. (more...)

Possum Juniors Present BUS STOP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The Possum Point Players' affiliate group, Possum Juniors (PJ), are back this summer with William Inge's Bus Stop. Directed by PJ member Braeden Swain, performances will be held July 20 and 21 at 7:00 PM and July 22 at 2:00 at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Highway in Georgetown, Delaware. (more...)

GREEN ACRES Musical Officially Takes Aim for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Producers Pam Laudenslager and Colleen Lober have just announced the launch of Center Stage Capital, Inc., a new entertainment company that will present a portfolio of productions including the world premiere of Green Acres the Musical; Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood; Empyrea and In the Room. (more...)

Adam Shapiro and Scandal's Katie Lowes Will Join the Cast of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

We're getting some fresh faces in the diner! Katie Lowes ('Scandal') and actor/director Adam Shapiro (Steve Jobs) will join the company of Waitress on July 17 in the roles of Dawn and Ogie, respectively. This real-life married couple will both make their Broadway debuts in the show, and will get to fall in love with each other again eight times a week on stage. Waitress currently stars Katharine McPhee as Jenna, and Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter. (more...)

Tennessee Girl's Wish from Kids Wish Network is Brimming with High Notes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Kassandra has been through many challenges in her life, including an unpredictable autoimmune condition and losing her dad to cancer. Playing the piano is very healing for her, and she especially enjoys performing in her church's choir. Kids Wish Network, a children's charity that grants wishes for kids with life threatening illnesses, created a wish that was perfectly in tune with her dreams... she'd be spending time with her favorite musicians The Piano Guys. (more...)

Dialogue Starters Announced for Upcoming Arena Civil Dialogues
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will continue to host Arena Civil Dialogues to engage the D.C.-area community. Scholar, professor and peacebuilder Amitai Etzioni will moderate a series of discussions focusing on topics and questions in today's headlines, the next topic will focus on the increased presence of robots and technology use. The next Arena Civil Dialogue will be held in the Molly Smith Study at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater from 5:30-7 p.m. on August 12, 2018.  (more...)

Premier St. Louis/St. Charles Wedding Expert to be Featured on TLC's FOUR WEDDINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Sheri Jo Steffens, wedding expert and owner of Heart Events, a leader in wedding, event, and banquet planning in the St. Charles and St. Louis areas, will be featured on TLC's hit show, Four Weddings, on July 21 at 7:00 p.m. CST. The four couples, all of whom used Heart Events for their weddings, were chosen because of their connection to Heart Events founder, Sheri Jo Steffens. (more...)

Tickets For Cincinnati Playhouse Season On Sale July 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will begin selling single tickets for the 2018-2019 season on Monday, July 16. Single tickets will be available for all of 12 the season's productions, including the highly anticipated world premiere of CINCINNATI KING, a musical about Cincinnati's historic King Records, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit from the creator of Hamilton, IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

Catch Up On Your Favorite Critically Acclaimed TV Series from Fox Television and FX on DVD this Fall
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

his Fall, some of the most beloved and awarded shows on television are coming to DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Catch up on the latest season of your favorite highly regarded series including This Is Us Season 2 and Modern Family Season 9 on September 11th, American Horror Story: Cult on September 18th, and The Americans: The Complete Final Season on October 23rd.  (more...)

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