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Review Roundup: LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

The Old Globe is expanding San Diego's celebration of the holidays with a world premiere American musical about family, faith, and the magic of Christmas. The Globe is delighted to announce the complete cast and creative team for Looking for Christmas, the new Clint Black Christmas musical, inspired by the country music legend's 1995 chart-topping holiday album. With music and lyrics by Clint Black, book by James D. Sasser with Black, based on an idea by Sasser and Black, music supervision and music direction by Matt Hinkley, and directed by Kent Nicholson, Looking for Christmas is currently running through December 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $39.00 and are on sale to the general public now. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS al Teatro Nuovo di Milano
by Sara Altea Balestra - Dec 7, 2018

KINKY BOOTS va in scena per la prima volta in Italia, dal 30 Novembre al Teatro Nuovo di Milano, dopo lo straordinario successo avuto a Broadway, dove ha ricevuto sei Tony Awards nel 2013, e nel West End dal 2015. (more...)

Kaisa Hammarlund Will Lead the UK Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Final casting is announced for VIOLET, a multi award-winning musical with Music by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winner for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for Fun Home, and Tony-nominated for Caroline, or Change and Shrek the Musical), and Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley (The Little Princess). (more...)

ACTS Presents Area Premiere Of MAMMA MIA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS) is proud to be among the first theatre companies in the region to produce MAMMA MIA!, the long-running Broadway musical featuring the hit songs of ABBA. Performances are January 11 at 7:30 pm, January 12 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and January 13 at 2:00 pm at Cary Hall (1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA). (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Warms Hearts and Reminds that Giving > Receiving
by Tanya Seale - Dec 7, 2018

Based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's touring production of the musical A Christmas Carol opened for this weekend only on December 6 at The Fox. It is the moving tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, whose devotion to his money interferes with his ability to make meaningful human connections. (more...)

SISTER ACT 3 in the Works at Disney+
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Disney's new streaming service Disney+, is developing 'Sister Act 3,' according to Variety. "Insecure" co-executive producer Regina Hicks and "Star" showrunner Karin Gist will write the script for the film. (more...)

ImproGuise Presents: The Very Merry Improv Show At The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

The Very Merry Improv Show ImproGuise, Cape Town's best and longest running improv troupe plans to end their year with an absolutely jolly, totally made up, seasonal improv show, The Very Merry Improv Show. With their unique brand of improv, ImproGuise will be asking the audience for more than just a few suggestions and these will be used to spark off some crazy scenes. Anything can happen, and probably will! Be prepared for an hour of the cleverest and most rewarding made up entertainment. Performing that night are Megan Furniss, Brett Anderson, Ryan Jales, Leon Clingman, and Pete Faure with James Harvey making up the music. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Dec 6, 2018

Carol Burnett has a way with people. She befriends you immediately, puts you at ease and opens up her heart to a candid conversation. What you see is what you get and fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with this cherished living legend during her upcoming tour, An Evening of Laughter and Reflection, Where the Audience Asks the Questions. This show has Miss Burnett doing what she does best - connecting with her audience. Besides taking questions, she will be showing clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. 'I love the spontaneity of these evenings,' said Carol. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHITE ALBUM, Joan Didion's Essays Onstage at BAM, Ponders the Predicaments of Generations Past and Present
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 6, 2018

This quote is the opening sentence from the author of the book and the words that inspired, created and catapulted The White Album -- a theatrical representation in full of Didion's autobiographical, literary essays of the same name published in 1979 but focused on the tumultuous period of time between 1966 (though it was officially started in 1968) and 1971, which had an engagement as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival November 28 - December 1, through collaborators between Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera, Mia Barron (who portrayed Didion herself), and multiple commissioners and supporters including Center Theatre Group, arts centers at CalArts, UCLA, Ohio State University and the UCross Foundation, amongst others. (more...)

The Drama League Announces Its 2019 Directors-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) has announced the theater directors chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2019 Drama League Artist Residency Program. Public work-in-progress presentations of each residency will be held periodically throughout the year at The Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas, in Tribeca. Schedules for the presentations, which are open to the public, will be available throughout 2019 at or by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

The Idea Fund Announces Round 11 Grantees For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is thrilled to announce the Round Eleven (2019) grant, recipients: JooYoung Choi; Virginia Diaz (and collaborators: Adan Medrano, Lucia Aljas); Laura Drey; Harrison Guy; Regina Leslie; Jessica Ninci & Dan Schmahl; Zuqiang Peng; Reyes Ramirez; Henry G. Sanchez; Carrie Schneider; S.M.Art Girls (Hannah Gourlay and fellow all girl/femme-identified, transgender-inclusive artists); and Megan Smith. (more...)

Steve Harvey Returns to Host Fox's New Year's Telecast
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Emmy(R) Award-winning personality, producer and talk show host Steve Harvey returns this holiday season to host FOX'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH STEVE Harvey: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE, once again alongside Emmy(R) Award-winning journalist and TV personality Maria Menounos. The second annual live broadcast special, airing from the heart of New York City's famed Times Square, airs Monday, Dec. 31 (8:00-10:00 PM and 11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET LIVE CT/MT/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. (more...)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Will Reunite With Australian Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Grammy-Award winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will reunite with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) for the first time in 20 years to perform an ethereal and otherworldly national tour featuring the music of JS Bach and Estonian composer Arvo Part. (more...)

Applications Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future is accepting applications for this year's Judith Barlow Prize now through December 31st. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. Annually, the first place student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor. The second place student winner receives a $1,000 award.  (more...)

Writers' Guild Awards 2019 Announces Shortlist
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has announced the shortlist for its annual awards, to be presented by writer and actor Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It, Getting On, Puppy Love) on Monday 14 January 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London, in a special ceremony to mark the union's 60th anniversary. (more...)

World Premiere of SPECIAL Comes to Theatre of NOTE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Special is the World Premiere comedy that commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the worst variety show in television history with a behind-the-scenes imagined look of how The Star Wars Holiday Special came to be. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces December Panel - What It Means To Be A Producer (and Why I Do It)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December Panel: What It Means to Be a Producer (and Why I Do It) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Polaris North, 245 W. 29th St. 4th floor, NYC, 10001. This panel is free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). (more...)

TORCH SONG Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; Michael Urie to Lead National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

The acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its run at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) prior to embarking on a national tour launching fall 2019 at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. The national tour will star Michael Urie, reprising his lauded Broadway performance as Arnold Beckoff. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

From December 20 to 23, La MaMa Experimental Theater in association the GOH Productions will present the fourth annual production of East Village Dance Project's The Shell-Shocked Nut, an alternative Nutcracker set in the East Village, featuring an intergenerational cast of dancers and musicians.  The piece is recommended for family audiences. (more...)

Sofia Bolt Premieres GET OUT OF MY HEAD Video On Gorilla Vs. Bear
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Sofia Bolt is the musical alias of Parisian Amélie Rousseaux, whose songs have been described by Rolling Stone France as 'recalling the energy and surprise of musicians like PJ Harvey and Cat Power.' In 2017, Rousseaux relocated to Los Angeles, where she began working with a wide cast of collaborators including legendary songwriter Van Dyke Parks, Grammy-nominated producer Itai Shapira, Emily Elhaj (bassist of Angel Olsen's band), and La Luz drummer Marian Li Pino, recording the songs that would make up her American debut album Waves. Today she shares the first of those songs, 'Get Out Of My Head,' with a video that premiered on Gorilla Vs. Bear, who called the track a 'blistering, sardonic kiss-off to an ex-lover.' (more...)

ROCK OF AGES 10th Anniversary Tour Strikes A Chord In New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing into the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans Jan. 5-6, 2019! Rock-n-roll your way into the new year with songs from hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and more. This tenth anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Ft. Myers/Naples Awards; CABARET Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW South Africa Awards; THE COLOR PURPLE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Talent for All-New Slate of Half-Hour Specials
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Comedy Central today announced talent and taping information for 12 new half-hour specials, 10 for Season 3 of its Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents... half-hour series and two under the Amy Schumer Presents banner. (more...)

TORCH SONG TEA Welcomes Leading LGBT Food Experts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

"Torch Song Tea," the monthly cocktails and conversation series for the Broadway community, will welcome leading LGBT chefs and food writers to discuss food and family, on Sunday, December 9 from 6:30 - 8 PM at The Lambs Club (132 West 44th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: ON SHOULDERS NOW at Just Off Broadway Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Dec 2, 2018

Exciting and current, Harvey Williams' play 'On Shoulders Now' takes a fresh look at the power of friendship and compassion during the season that inspires it. (more...)

Photo Flash: William Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Comes to The Lounge Theatre In Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

From the team that brought you last year's chilling and poignant production of RICHARD THE SECOND comes a hilarious and heartwarming new venture: William Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. LA classical theatre ensemble Chase What Flies welcomes you to the court of Navarre, where love is forbidden (and all but inevitable). Come join some of Shakespeare's most lovable oddballs as they navigate big feelings, big plans, and the uncertainty of life. (more...)

Broadway Opens Its Doors To Theatre Teachers At The 2019 Broadway Teachers Workshop!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

Now in its 18thyear, the Broadway Teachers Workshop has connected thousands of theatre teachers from around the world with Broadway's most prominent artists. Past guest speakers include Lin Manuel Miranda Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Bobby Lopez, Chita Rivera, Michael Mayer, Jerry Mitchell, Michael Grief, Jason Robert Brown, Alex Timbers, Kathleen Marshall, Roger Rees, Harvey Fierstein, Charles Strouse, Marsha Norman, Chris Gattelli, Jeanine Tesori, Stephen Flaherty, Walter Bobby, Matthew Warchus, Ken Billington, William Ivey Long, Susan Stroman, and many more. (more...)

Win 2 Orchestra Seats to KINKY BOOTS, Plus a Backstage Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Get Ready to 'Say Yeah' when you and your lucky guest enjoy two 2 orchestra seats to the Broadway's Tony-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots and a special private backstage tour with long-running Kinky Boots cast member Natalie Joy Johnson, who plays 'Pat' in the show! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Norm Lewis, Santino Fontana & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: Norm Lewis, Santino Fontana, 11 O'Clock Numbers and a new musical premiere! (more...)

Renowned Deaf Musicians Perform With The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

Classical music meets hip hop, pop and world-class percussion when Eminem publisher, 8 Mile Style Music, presents The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience, starring three renowned deaf artists performing an unprecedented concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. (more...)

Bid Now to Win a Walk-On Role in KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Bid to win a walk-in role in Kinky Boots on Broadway in New York City before the shoe factory closes in April! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Storylines on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 22, 2018
by TV Scoop - Dec 14, 2018

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Storylines on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 22, 2018! (more...)

Emily Atack Brings 'Talk Thirty To Me' on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

EMILY ATACK (The Inbetweeners, Dad's Army, I'm a Celebrity) will hit the road in Spring 2019 with her debut comedy show Talk Thirty To Me, a live memoir of anecdotes, impressions and tales of a comedy actor in her twenties. Emily will unravel today's anxiety-inducing world of scrolling through social media, swiping right and left, slimming apps, and the never-ending search for 'the one'. Her debut tour promises to be a truly hilarious, tongue-in-cheek look at 'having it all' and turning 30 in the millennial age. (more...)

PICK OF THE VINE opens January 10 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Harvested from over 800 short plays submitted from around the world, Little Fish Theatre uncorks its 17th season of Pick of the Vine on January 10. The audience and critic favorite is a perfectly blended bouquet of nine short plays where audiences will experience Magic Moments, featuring a mix of new and familiar LFT artists. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Tanuja Jagernauth As 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces Tanuja Jagernauth as the 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow for 2019. Victory Gardens Next Generation Fellowships provide comprehensive mentorship, requisite training, and experience for these future leaders of color, preparing them to helm arts institutions or departments on the national and local level. The 2019 Macelle McVay Management Fellowship is made possible by support from the Weiss Grosshandler Charitable Fund. (more...)

A COMEDY OF TENORS Continues Walnut Street Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

OZARK Star Julia Garner In Talks For Upcoming Harvey Weinstein Assistant Film
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

According to The Hollywood Reporter, OZARK star Julia Garner is in talks to star in the currently untitled film told from the perspective of Harvey Weinstein's Assistant. Kitty Green is penning the script. Read more about the news from The Hollywood Reporter here! (more...)

Cast Announced for ANOMALY at the Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The cast has been announced for Liv Warden's debut play at the Old Red Lion which explores a different perspective of the Time's Up movement. The provocative and timely Anomaly will star Natasha Cowley (Othello, Shakespeare's Globe; Connections 2018, National Theatre; The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, The Tower of London) and making their professional theatre debuts Alice Handoll and Katherine Samuelson. Post-Weinstein, Anomaly is a story that is ready to be told. (more...)

Jodie Whittaker, Hugh Grant Among BAFTA's 2018 New Members - See Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

BAFTA has revealed the intake of new members for 2018. (more...)

Bob Mackie and Reginald Van Lee Will Be Honored At TDF's 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Legendary costume designer BOB MACKIE, who just received unanimous rave reviews for his costume design for Broadway's newest hit, THE CHER SHOW, and entrepreneur/philanthropist, REGINALD ("REGGIE") VAN LEE will be honored at TDF's 2019 Gala on Monday, March 11 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). (more...)

VIDEO: Football Star Tiki Barber Will Join the Cast of KINKY BOOTS!
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2018

Former football player Tiki Barber went on GOOD MORNING AMERICA this morning to announce that he has joined the cast of KINKY BOOTS for a six-week run starting at the end of February! (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For KLEPTOCRACY At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Atlanta Music Theatre Festival Returns For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Founder and Executive Artistic Director Benjamin Taylor Davis announces today that submissions for the Fourth Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (AMTF), to be held in the summer in Atlanta, are officially open. The deadline to submit new works is February 1, 2019. Selections will be announced in April 2019, at the annual selections announcement event (details forthcoming). (more...)

MASTER OF THE CROSSROADS By Obie Winner Paul Calderon Premieres January 16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble will present the World Premiere of MASTER OF THE CROSSROADS written and directed by Obie Award winner and SAG Award nominee Paul Calderon (The Bad Lieutenant, Boardwalk Empire). Previews begin January 16th at The Bridge Theater. Opening is slated for Wednesday, January 23rd. (more...)

Reading Of A New Musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL Comes to The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The new musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL will have industry presentation on Friday, December 14 at 2PM at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center. BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL is directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell, revivial) with book by Richard John Lewis (Hotel Accommodations), music and lyrics by Scott Wilkinson and casting by Michael Cassara. (more...)

Amanda Palmer Announces New Album, Shares First Song
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Amanda Palmer has announced the eagerly-awaited release of her first solo album in more than six years. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Ft. Myers/Naples Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Tickets to KINKY BOOTS Plus Admission to a New York City On Location Tours Tour and a $200 Gift Card to The Wayfarer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Bid now to enjoy two tickets to Kinky Boots on Broadway! (more...)

READY TO LOVE Reunion Special to Air December 29 on OWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's hit dating series 'Ready to Love' keeps Atlanta ablaze with a sizzling reunion special to premiere on Saturday, December 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Host Thomas 'Nephew Tommy' Miles returns with cast members to reflect on a tumultuous season in which the sexy singles navigated a challenging Atlanta dating scene to find real relationship and find out if they are truly ready to love. (more...)

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