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Vanderbilt Theatre (New York, NY)
148 West 48th St.

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Based upon the play Irene O'Dare by James Montgomery


Playhouse on the Square Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he's in desperate need of inspiration - enter Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Set against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, Will's love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. Based on the beloved 1998 film of the same name, Shakespeare in Love is ultimate treat for both film and Shakespeare fans alike. (more...)

BWW Previews: SHOWS FOR DAYS at Black River Playhouse
by Michael T. Mooney - Sep 9, 2017

The Chester Theatre Group is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of SHOWS FOR DAYS by Douglas Carter Beane. The troupe is kicking off their jubilee year with this celebration of the joys (and sorrows) of community theatre. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Kicks Off Three-Concert Residency at Carnegie Hall on 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke's continues its annual residency at Carnegie Hall this season with a wide variety of concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage celebrating historic milestones, collaborating with notable guest soloists, presenting major masterworks of the classical orchestral repertoire, and premiering new works commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The Orchestra kicks off its residency on Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m. with OSL's first Conductor Laureate Pablo Heras-Casado, who concludes his six-year tenure as Principal Conductor. For this special event, the orchestra performs Mozart's "Great" Mass, featuring sopranos Camilla Tilling and Susanna Phillips, tenor Thomas Cooley, bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, led by Joe Miller. The program also includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21. (more...)

BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Opens Pre-Bidding for Walk-On Roles, Signed Memorabilia & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The ultimate Broadway treasure hunt is only three weeks away, and you can get a jump start now on finding unique theatrical collectables and extraordinary experiences. Pre-bidding opens today on dozens of auction items available at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. (more...)

Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin to Extend Runs in HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that Tony Award® winner Gavin Creel and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin have extended their runs in the most successful and beloved Broadway production of the year: Hello, Dolly! (more...)

WILD HORSES to Continue Rolling World Premiere at Rochester's CenterStage at the JCC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Wild Horses by Allison Gregory at Associate Member CenterStage at the JCC (Rochester, NY September 9-23, 2017). (more...)

Underscore Theatre Co. Announces 2017-18 Season and Full Line-Up for 4th CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2017-18 Season, kicking off this fall with CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). (more...)

Executive Director Erika Mallin to Step Down After 10 Years at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Signature Theatre Board Chairman Edward Norton and incoming Board President Nina Matis announced today that Executive Director Erika Mallin will step down from the company after 10 years to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

Hilary Knight Exhibition Gets Extended Through October at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Best known as the illustrator of the American classic Eloise, Hilary Knight cites the performing arts as the single greatest influence on his life and career. Now for the first time, Knight's life-long love of the theatrical is the subject of a comprehensive exhibition, which has been extended through October 14, 2017 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Hilary Knight's Stage-Struck World includes original artwork for posters, illustrations for Vanity Fair magazine (where Knight is a contributing editor), Knight's most recent work - three-dimensional portraits in stage-like settings - and costume and set designs for performances and revues that reveal that for Knight, all the world is indeed a stage. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go On Sale in Baltimore, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 10:00AM. (more...)

Award-Winning Web Series SORRY ARI Covers HAMILTON-Mania in LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The new 'Sorry, Ari' episode, premiering Tuesday, September 5th tackles the HAMILTON craze that has taken over Los Angeles. (more...)

Danny Gardner and Ashley Spencer to Lead CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Danny Gardner (Broadway's Dames at Sea) and Ashley Spencer (Broadway's Grease) are set to star in The Gershwins ' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You at Signature Theatre. (more...)

2017 IT Awards Announce Four Honorary Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

On Monday, September 25, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, will present four honorary awards along side the 26 awards for outstanding achievement in theatre. (more...)

What Works Clearinghouse Finds Positive Effects for Beginning Readers in Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention System
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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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...)

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents 'Havana Time Machine,' 10/6
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The versatile roots-rock music singer embarks on a musical and historical odyssey through the present-day Cuban capital in Havana Time Machine, a US/Cuba collaborative musical showcase premiering as a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES, Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Festival 2017 Success With Record-Breaking 111,000 Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance celebrates the impact of its visionary 85th Anniversary Festival and the achievement of important milestones marked by Director Pamela Tatge's first programmed season. The 2017 Festival season boasted over 500 free and ticketed performances, events, classes, Pillow Pop-Up performances, and new initiatives, culminating in over 111,000 festival experiences, the highest number ever accounted for. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's CHARM!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 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 opens tonight, September 18, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Current Affairs Leads Conversation at the Third-Annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The first and second day of the third-annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder at the Main Boulder Public Library, September 15 and 16, featured 29 sessions that covered topics ranging from Slumdog Millionaire and Spotlight to climate change, sexuality, Russia and North Korea. (more...)

Reel Sisters Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Tribute Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present the Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award to legendary actress Vinie Burrows ( Walk Together Children ) and the Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award to Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) and Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow). (more...)

'Lakewood Forward' Launches to Activate Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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Jim Carrey to Star in New Showtime Series KIDDING, Directed by Michel Gondry
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Today, SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey (The Truman Show) in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), who will direct the project. (more...)

Review Roundup: Do Critics Think AMERICAN ASSASSIN is Killer?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien), a CIA Black Ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. (more...)

New Joshua Harmon Play Headlines Lincoln Center Theater's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced its first two productions of 2018. (more...)

Ridge Roundup: Five Things We Learned from Richard's Chat with the Team of COME FROM AWAY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 11, 2017

Come From Away has been 2017's little musical that could. Soon after opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, the show earned seven Tony nominations (picking up one for director Christopher Ashley), coming as quite a shock to the creative team that has been nurturing the project since the beginning. (more...)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Host COME FROM AWAY Forum in Honor of 9/11; Watch the Livestream at 6:30 EST!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau is hosting a Come From Away forum today in St. John's, Newfoundland, with Gander Mayor Claude Elliott, Tony-nominated creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff and Broadway company member playing Bonnie, Petrina Bromley, in honor of 9/11. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Celebrates 20th Anniversary with All-Day Community Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Greenway Arts Alliance (GAA), under the direction of Co-Founders Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, kick-off their 20th Anniversary celebration with a musical tribute brunch honoring Greenway community partners and Market Mash, a pop-up festival for Melrose Trading Post shoppers and visitors. The events will be held at Melrose Trading Post, on the campus of Fairfax High School on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild to Choreograph, Star in FRANKENSTEIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that Robert Fairchild will choreograph and star in the next production of their 2017-18 season, the Off-Broadway premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.This will be Mr. Fairchild's Off-Broadway debut as well as his debut as a choreographer. (more...)

A.R.T. & Harvard Art Museums to Host Events Series Alongside WARHOLCAPOTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and Harvard Art Museums have partnered in conjunction with the A.R.T.'s production of WARHOLCAPOTE to present a series of events highlighting the contemporary legacies of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, including a unique encounter with Warhol screen-prints and a speaker series featuring journalists, multimedia artists, curators, and collectors. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Performs 'The Kiss that Went Wrong' at COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG cast caught yesterday's matinee of COME FROM AWAY - scroll down for a photo of 'The Kiss That Went Wrong' as they smooched the cod! (more...)

GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Airs on PBS' 'Great Performances' 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

In collaboration with the Recording Academy, 'Great Performances' presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends', the second annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy's 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients. (more...)

Senior Women to Shine in DOES THIS SHOW MAKE MY BUTT LOOK FAT? at The Sauk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

A cast of 12 senior women bring the hilarious 'Does This Show Make My Butt Look Fat?' to life for four performances September 7-10 at The Sauk in Jonesville. (more...)

VAN GOGH'S EAR, Starring Carter Hudson, Starts Final Shows at ERC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

A friendly reminder that The Ensemble for the Romantic Century's acclaimed production of Van Gogh's Ear runs through September 10th only at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: PETER AND THE WOLF and Other Stories this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

On Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.,Orchestra of St. Luke's returns to Carnegie Hall as three fantastic family-friendly stories are brought to life through music. Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf is performed alongside two new compositions: Caroline Shaw's adaptation of The Mountain That Loved a Bird byAlice McLerran, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and Robert Xavier Rodriguez's take on a favorite children's book, The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth, with the author in attendance for the performance. Edwin Outwater conducts, and renowned actor John Lithgow narrates this special Family Concert in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents 'Havana Time Machine' on PBS, 10/6
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Born Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo, Jr. to Cuban parents in Miami, the versatile roots-rock music singer embarks on a musical and historical odyssey through the present-day Cuban capital in Havana Time Machine, a US/Cuba collaborative musical showcase premiering as a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES, Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

ChipMOS to Attend Credit Suisse 18th Annual Asian Technology Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

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SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

'The Bucket Plan: Protecting and Growing Your Assets for a Worry-Free Retirement' Now Available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

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Austin Pendleton to Direct Playhouse Creatures Production of THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company is honored and excited to announce its upcoming production of Tennessee Williams' 'The Two-Character Play.' The limited run will take place at The Duo Multicultural Arts Center, June 29-July 16. (more...)

Moss Hart Comedy LIGHT UP THE SKY to Open Citadel Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Citadel Theatre's will open its 2017-18 season with a revival of Moss Hart's 1948 comedy set behind the scenes of a Broadway-bound play during its Boston tryout. (more...)

VIDEO: Broderick, Lane & More in Bonus Clips from THE LION KING Signature Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Below, check out some great bonus material just released in anticipation of Disney's THE LION KING Signature Edition coming out on Blu-ray next Tuesday, August 29th! (more...)

VIDEO: 'You'll Be a Newfoundlander! COME FROM AWAY Cast Performs 'Screech In' on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY performed the number 'Screech In' on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlie Hudson III in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater 9/9 to 10/8
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 23, 2017

Two River Theater launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Charlie Hudson III who plays Asagai in the production. The show will be on the Red Bank stage from 9/9 to 10/8. (more...)

Five Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Five theatre directors are slated for the fifth Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat, which convenes in Arles, France, August 25 through September 7. The Retreat is one of 24 residencies and Labs the Institute hosts annually across the world, and is an integral part of the Theatre Program's ongoing engagement with global theatremakers.  (more...)

VIDEO: Real-Life COME FROM AWAY Female Pilot Visits NBC's TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Pioneering airline pilot Beverley Bass was captain of one of the 39 planes redirected to a small Canadian town in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, a story dramatized in the Broadway hit COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Comes to Bristol Hippodrome this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Crazy For You is coming to The Bristol Hippodrome this October starring Tom Chambers and Caroline Flack! (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY to Perform on Next Week's GMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

BWW has learned that the cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY will perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA on Wednesday, August 23rd on ABC. We will bring you video of the appearance as soon as it becomes available! (more...)

2017 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the 2017 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition. Tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz, who appeared as Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme this summer, was named "2017 Emerging Star of the Year" based on a popular vote conducted online at sfopera.com from July 5-August 15, 2017. Now in its second year, the competition featured rising stars appearing in San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

PLAYIN' AROUND SOUTH ORANGE Kicks Off 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Playin' Around South Orange, supported in part by Valley National Bank, kicks off for the fifth year on Sat., August 26 at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to five separate South Orange locations. The SOPAC-presented project runs from Aug. 26 - Oct.1.  Other community supporters of the effort include the Village of South Orange, South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall University. (more...)

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