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Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee to Walk Down the Street in Broadway's PRETTY WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Producer Paula Wagner announces a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall's PRETTY WOMAN, which will arrive on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018. (more...)

Sanaa Lathan Joins Showtime Drama Series THE AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Today, SHOWTIME announced that Sanaa Lathan (American Assassin, Shots Fired) will recur on the network's Golden Globe -winning drama series THE AFFAIR. (more...)

Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold #1 In The U.S., Ten More Countries & Counting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Foo Fighters' ninth studio album Concrete and Gold has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, with sales of nearly 130,000 copies in the first week since its September 15 release on Roswell Records/RCA Records. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The cast of Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures' production of Muriel's Wedding The Musical will begin rehearsals today, Monday 25 September, in Sydney. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - SUPERGIRL Returns to The CW for Season Three
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Melissa Benoist returns as SUPERGIRL for a third season of the hit series premiering Monday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW. Check out a just-released trailer below! (more...)


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Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Cast Announced for ROMANCE/ROMANCE at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Bob Bayne, Anna Lively and Lively Entertainment will present a concert version of the 1987 musical Romance/Romance. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
by - Sep 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, October 10, 2017! (more...)

Broadway's Judy Kuhn, Mo Rocca and More to Get 'IN YOUR FACE' in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Whether you're in Honolulu, Bushwick or Beijing, New York is in your face. And, that's what In Your Face - New York's live performance show and podcast is all about. This fall, In Your Face - New York reveals once again why this town is the capital of the world. Taking place at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W. 67th Street, New York), the two shows - one slated for October 22nd at 5PM; the next on December 6th at 7:30PM- will feature songs and sketches performed by some of the city's most talented actors, writers, singers and musicians. (more...)

Cast Complete for MCC Theater's 'PlayLabs' Reading of EL HURACAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for Charise Castro Smith's El Hurac n, the second of the 2017 PlayLabs readings, which will be held tonight, Monday, September 25th at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

2017 Australian Dance Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Australian Dance Awards were announced tonight, Sunday 24 September, at the Arts Centre Melbourne. The awards were hosted by cabaret star Yana Alana and dance sensation Benjamin Hancock. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ars Nova's KPOP Celebrates Opening Night
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 23, 2017

KPOP is here and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean Pop music factory where stars are made... or broken. KPOP is presented by Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK AND ROLL MAN Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

A bevy of New York talent and Broadway producers mingled with guests in New Hope, PA, during the cast party held at Hotel du Village following the opening night performance of 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story', a Caiola Production, making its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse through October 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On KPOP at Ars Nova
by Review Roundups - Sep 22, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Playwrights' Arena At Atwater Village Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of BILLY BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Playwrights' Arena, the only theater created and dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, is presenting the World Premiere of BILLY BOY by Nick Salamone as part of its 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf for Young Adults: THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Kicking off the 2017-2018 Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) season is Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Jonathan Berry. Steppenwolf Education presents this American classic as part of the SYA season which asks, When does a lie become the truth? Public performances for The Crucible are Saturday, October 7 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, October 8 at 3pm; Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 14 at 3pm and 7:30pm; and Saturday, October 21 at 3pm and 7:30pm in the Downstairs Theatre. The press performance is Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Weekday performances are reserved for school groups only. Tickets to public performances ($20; $15 with student I.D.) are currently on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends Transgender-Themed CHARM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm - inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Victoria Hamilton and More for ALBION at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

It's England really, isn't it? A climate without cloud and rain isn't honest. In the ruins of a garden in rural England, in a house which was once a home, one woman searches for seeds of hope. Albion is a new play by Mike Bartlett, directed by Rupert Goold, their first collaboration following their international award-winning production King Charles III. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Factory 449's LELA & CO., Featuring Felicia Curry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

On Saturday September 16, 2017, Factory 449, a Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre company in residence at Anacostia Arts Center, opened the East Coast premiere of 'Lela & Co.' by Cordelia Lynn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production, which runs through October 1st, below! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, October 9, 2017
by - Sep 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, October 9, 2017! (more...)

Photos and Video: The RSA Hosts Leading British Playwrights for NATIONS ON THE WORLD STAGES Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Yesterday a major symposium was held at The RSA at which leading British playwrights discussed how theatre should respond to and reflect the changing international role of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Europe over the next decade. Scroll down for photos and footage from the event! (more...)

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK, written and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, featuring Stephen Caffrey & JD Cullum, opening October 20th running through November 19th at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038. (more...)

Improvised Stage Version of TWIN PEAKS to Be Presented on London Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

London's Nursery Theatre will bring audiences back to the eerie and claustrophobic world of TWIN PEAKS. The new production, titled 'The Owls Are Not What They Seem' will revisit the strangest town in Washington State, along with new inhabitants you didn't know to be afraid of. (more...)

Ensemble Connect Embarks on Second Year of Two-Year Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Ensemble Connect, comprised of some of the finest young professional classical musicians in the United States, continues its two-year fellowship program this season with concerts at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School, as well as residencies and performances at The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Skidmore College; and in schools and community venues throughout New York City. Highlights of the Ensemble's 2017-2018 season include the premiere performances of bright and fair, a new work by Gabriel Kahane, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project, featuring Mr. Kahane as guest vocalist in Weill Recital Hall on February 19. This fall, Ensemble Connect travels to The Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York to collaborate with composer Andy Akiho on a new work, also commissioned by Carnegie Hall, to premiere in 2018. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Unveils 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company tonight unveils its 2018 Season, Kip Williams' first as Artistic Director. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Attendees for October's Berkshire Leadership Summit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Organizers of the pilot Berkshire Leadership Summit, an event for women aspiring to, or already in, leadership positions in the non-profit theatre, and hosted by WAM Theatre, are excited to announce that the attendees of this event have been selected. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

Works by Chen, Payne & Silverman Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2017 Contemporary American Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre's Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will take place October 20-22 on Stage II. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Lippa Hosts DGF's 2016-17 Fellows Showcase at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Earlier this week, the 2016-2017 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons at 7:00 PM. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), Laurence O' Keefe (Heathers), and Diana Son (Stop Kiss). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored as 'Actors of the Year' by Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago honored its 2017 recipients of the prestigious Actor of the Year Award in a lavish event this week at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Kate Baldwin, this year's HELLO DOLLY! Tony nominee for Best Supporting Actress, and Kate Shindle, 1998 Miss America, and current star of the national tour of FUN HOME, received their award at a Gala Awards event on Monday, September 18th, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Both Baldwin and Shindle are alumnae of the Northwestern University Theatre Program. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th Season Will Open On Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season will open on schedule despite a brief interruption for Hurricane Irma. (more...)

Photo Flash: FUN HOME Kicks Off Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season opens with the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and based on the celebrated graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home will begin preview performances on September 16, open September 22, and run through October 22 on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct a cast lead by Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages. Robert Mammana (previously at The Armory as Skye Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Father in Ragtime) and Faith Sandberg will play Alison's parents, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On the heels of its groundbreaking Public Works Seattle production of The Odyssey, Seattle Repertory Theatre prepares for the opening of its west coast premiere production of Pride and Prejudice, a playful adaptation of the Jane Austen classic by inventive playwright, Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility). Pride and Prejudice will run on the Bagley Wright Theatre stage September 29 through October 29, 2017 (opening night October 4) and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Presentations at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Last night, the 2016-2017 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons at 7:00 PM. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), Laurence O' Keefe (Heathers), Diana Son (Stop Kiss). (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Peisha McPhee and Sergiu Tuhutiu Join Forces in CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Peisha McPhee & Sergiu Tuhutiu in Chopin Meets Broadway on October 7th, 2017. For one night only, world-renowned vocalist and American Idol Vocal Coach Peisha McPhee, and award-winning European concert pianist Sergiu Tuhutiu, have collaborated to create their new show Chopin Meets Broadway, brilliantly bringing to life a medley of classical music and Broadway standards. Peisha and Sergiu beautifully demonstrate what happens when two disparate worlds collide an intoxicating musical mash up, not to be missed! (more...)

Bucket Club's Loch Ness Monster Play FOSSILS Opens Today at New Diorama Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bucket Club's new play about a female scientist and the Loch Ness Monster with live electronic sound design and music arrives in London at the New Diorama Theatre from Tuesday 19 September to Saturday 30 September as part of a national tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC's CHARM Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 19, 2017

MCC Theater launches its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm- inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. Charm is a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins and will be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis. Charm opened last night, September 18, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night below! (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Photo Flash: OMG You Guys! First Look at the New UK Tour of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is going on tour! EastEnders' Rita Simon, Lucie Jones, who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Never Give Up On You', and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale star in a major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical. The show is currently playing its opening week at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, with a gala press night on Thursday. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Robert Mackintosh in association with The Other Palace are delighted to announce casting for the 'Work in Progress' production of Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE. (more...)

New Episodes of STARTALK WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON Premiere on National Geographic Channel 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

STARTALK WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON is back with more star power than ever! The three-time Emmy-nominated talk show returns on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11/10c with 20 all-new episodes featuring mind-blowing conversations, scientific commentary and cosmic queries - all with a comedic punch. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Northern Stage to Charter New $1.25 Million Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Pussycat Foundation and Northern Stage announce an unprecedented new program to support women artistic directors in professional theaters across the United States. The BOLD Theater Women's Leadership Circle, funded by the Pussycat Foundation and led by Carol Dunne, Producing Artistic Director of Northern Stage, will provide $1.25 million in support for Northern Stage and four other theaters run by women artistic directors during the 2018-2019 season. Each theater will receive a $250,000 grant. The BOLD Circle's mission is to create a network of women artistic directors in professional theaters across the United States and empower them to address the issues preventing women from advancing in theater leadership. The BOLD Circle will offer major support of artistic initiatives focused on women artists and will create a formal mentorship program to train and prepare future women artistic directors to lead, to create, to innovate, and to deepen the impact of theater on American culture. (more...)

CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) to Play The Kraine Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

'If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?' A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to 'Draw You In.' (more...)

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