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THE SHUCK Continues At Cape May Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Continuing at Cape May Stage is the World Premiere of The Shuck by Shawn Fisher. This world premiere by a Cape May native provides a gritty look inside the life of Constance, an oyster boat captain who is forced to face the truth about her family and the secrets that broke them apart so many years ago. (more...)

Chicago International Latino Theater Fest, Brings Blood, Passion, Transgender Issues To Chicago's Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Four wildly diverse live theater productions from Mexico, Argentina and Los Angeles - never before seen in Chicago - will all debut during week three of DESTINOS - the 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, presented by CLATA, the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance:  (more...)

Photo Flash: DEAR RUTH Opens At Hale Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Opening at Hale Centre Theatre on September 18, 2018 and playing through Nov. 13, 2018 is the Broadway comedy Dear Ruth. Produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, with direction by Cambrian James, Dear Ruth is a charming, romantic, highly entertaining Broadway comedy written by Academy Award winner Norman Krasna (a prolific writer with numerous Hollywood and Broadway hits, he is probably best known for his screenplay "White Christmas"). Dear Ruth was a huge Broadway success with 680 performances. It was later made into a very successful film of the same name starring William Holden, Joan Caulfield, and Edward Arnold. (more...)

Alan Alda to be Honored with SAG Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, polymath and advocate for science communication Alan Alda has been named the 55th recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Alda will be presented the performers union's top accolade at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at 8 p.m. (ET)/ 5 p.m. (PT). (more...)

Jim Carrey, America Ferrera, Rachel Bloom, Join the Vulture Festival LA Lineup
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

 Vulture today announced additions to the lineup for its second annual Vulture Festival Los Angeles Presented by AT&T, a weekend of high-profile events bringing the entertainment site to life, and an expansion of the pop-culture extravaganza that has taken place in New York City for the last five years. Vulture Festival Los Angeles's lineup includes actors in conversation, exclusive screenings, cast reunions, live podcasts, a comedy show, table reads, a private museum tour, and more, taking place November 17–18, primarily at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, with select events at other venues. Additional events will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Author and Philanthropist Marnie Schneider Expands Football Freddie...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL Comes To First Stage This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

A fun, new musical adaptation of an audience favorite comes to First Stage this holiday season. Created by the talented husband/wife team of Jahnna Beecham (Playwright/Lyricist) and Malcolm Hillgartner (Composer/Lyricist) and based on the play by Barbara Robinson, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL is filled with catchy,'60s-inspired original music and a delightful story that both young and old will enjoy. The horrible Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. The entire town panics when these rowdy six siblings are cast in the church's annual Christmas pageant. It's up to good-hearted Mrs. Bradley to help the Herdmans - and the rest of the town - discover the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late. Silent night? Not a chance, but sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. Sponsored by Associated Bank and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren. (more...)

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME Makes a Lovely Holiday Gift
by Don Grigware - Nov 5, 2018

She Loves Mebook by Joe Masteroffmusic by Jerry Bocklyrics by Sheldon Harnickbased on a play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlodirected & choreographed by Cate CaplinActors Co-opDavid Schall Theatrethrough December 16 Classic plays and musicals usually hold up well if the book and music are strong and relevant. She Loves Me has its corny moments and is dated, but is so bent on love and the romantic side of life, we buy into its premise and come away entertained. Currently onstage at Actors Co-op through December 16, She Loves Me receives flawless direction from Cate Caplin and may boast a deliciously inviting ensemble of players. (more...)

IF WE'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE MOON? and THE NAUGHTY FOX Come to The Marlowe Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

...If We've Never Been To The Moon? will run at The Marlowe Studio from Friday 7 to Sunday 23 December. The play, produced by The Marlowe and written by their Literary Associate James Baldwin, is about Noel, a man on a quest: to find a man who filmed him falling more than 25 years ago, sent it to You've Been Framed, and didn't share the £250 with him like he promised. But, this festive season, Noel has decided he wants his cash. But how do you find someone when all you know about them is that they owned a video camera 25 years ago? (more...)

The Marlowe Canterbury Presents World Premieres Of James Baldwin's THE NAUGHTY FOX And ...IF WE'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE MOON?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The Marlowe Canterbury premieres two new plays for children this Christmas. The Naughty Fox and If We've Never Been to the Moon? by The Marlowe's Literary Associate James Baldwin run in repertory from Friday 7 to Sunday 23 December, using the same actors and the same set. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Actors Co-op Theatre Company Adds Shows 12/8 & 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Due to sold out houses, Actors Co-op Theatre Company has added two additional performances,  Saturday-December 8 at 2:30 pm and Saturday-December 15 at 2:30 pm. The Tony Award-Winning Musical She Loves Me, with book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, based on the 1937 play Perfumerie by Miklos Laszlo directed and choreographed by Cate Caplin, Musical Direction by Anthony Lucca, produced by Crystal Jackson, tells the beloved story of two feuding shop clerks who are unaware that they are the recipients of each other's Love Letters.  (more...)

TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE Sequel is in the Works
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Paramount's Awesomeness Films is in discussions with Netflix for a sequel to the romantic comedy “To All the Boys I've Loved Before.” (more...)

O.G. Productions Announces LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

OGP co-production with JB3 Entertainment of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney will take place at  8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 20, and 10 p.m. Friday Dec. 21 at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. Admission is $15 Tickets are available online at www.madlab.net. (more...)

The Marlowe Canterbury Premieres Two New Plays For Children This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2018

The Marlowe Canterbury premieres two new plays for children this Christmas. The Naughty Fox and If We've Never Been to the Moon? by The Marlowe's Literary Associate James Baldwin run in repertory from Friday 7 to Sunday 23 December, using the same actors and the same set. (more...)

Will Roland Joins Benefit Reading Of LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney at Feinstein's/ 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Will Roland (Broadway's 'Be More Chill') will head a cast of four in an innovative reading of 'Love Letters' by A.R. Gurney on December 9 at Feinstein's/54 Below.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tyne Daly, Tim Daly & More Celebrate Opening Night of Primary Satges' DOWNSTAIRS
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 19, 2018

Primary Stages presents Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Bernhardt/Hamlet, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). Performances began at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014) on November 7, 2018, opened last night, November 18, and runs through December 22, 2018. The cast includes Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy, "Cagney and Lacey") as "Irene," Emmy Award nominee Tim Daly ("Wings," "Madam Secretary") as "Teddy," and John Procaccino (Our Lady of 121st Street, Our Mother's Brief Affair) as "Gerry." (more...)

Will Roland Heads Cast Of Benefit Reading Of LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Will Roland (Broadway's 'Dear Evan Hansen') will head a cast of four in an innovative reading of 'Love Letters' by A.R. Gurney on December 9 at Feinstein's/54 Below.  The reading is organized by Getting Together for Good, a charitable giving circle, to benefit the Ric Swezey Memorial Library, a program of The Family Equality Council, which supports and protects LGBTQ families through education, advocacy, and legal initiatives.  (more...)

BEFORE THIS NEW YEAR Gets Industry Reading November 19th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

'Before This New Year,' a coming-of-age identity and right-of-first-passage love story by playwright Liana Sonenclar, will play a reading for industry on Monday, November 19th at 7 PM, at the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center at 210 West 50th Street, and will feature a notable cast. The play is helmed by director Kimberly Loren Eaton, who has been working on the development of the piece with Sonenclar the past several months through her creative development and production company Theatrum Mundi Productions. (more...)

Actors Co-op's SHE LOVES ME Opens Friday, 11/2  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company presents the three-time Tony Award-Winning Musical She Loves Me, with book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, based on the 1937 play Perfumerie by Miklos Laszlo directed and choreographed by Cate Caplin, Musical Direction by Anthony Lucca, produced by Crystal Jackson, tells the beloved story of two feuding shop clerks who are unaware that they are the recipients of each other's Love Letters. (more...)

Synetic Theater Presents CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Synetic Theater will present a new movement-based adaptation of Cyrano February 6 through March 10, 2018, directed by Vato Tsikurishvili and based on the play by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

Edie Falco & Stephen Wallem To Appear On The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Stage In LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Just in time for Valentine's Day - the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is delighted to announce an exciting 90th Season special event! (more...)

Barbara Eden & Hal Linden Lead LOVE LETTERS at Ridgefield
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

TV icons Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie") & Hal Linden ("Barney Miller") star in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm. Don't miss this funny and emotional portrait of the powerful connection of love! (more...)

Synetic Theater Presents CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Synetic Theater will present a new movement-based adaptation of Cyrano February 6 through March 10, 2019, directed by Vato Tsikurishvili and based on the play by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS Celebrates 30th Anniversary In Northwest Indiana At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Broadway debut of 'Love Letters', a Play by A.R. Gurney, Theatre at the Center (TATC) will showcase one exclusive performance on Sunday afternoon, February 3, at 2:30 p.m. This production, under the guidance of artistic advisor Linda Fortunato, will star Phil Potempa, a noted newspaper columnist for the Post Tribune and Crista Zivanovic, features editor of The Times of Northwest Indiana. The performance proceeds will benefit Theatre at the Center in Munster. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 28- Happy Birthday, Alan Alda!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 28, 2019

Alan Alda is best known for playing Hawkeye Pierce and writing many of the episodes on the classic TV series M*A*S*H, the final episode of which was seen by more than 105 million people, still a record audience. (more...)

BWW Previews: ONE-NIGHT ONLY THEATRE EVENT SHAKESPEARE ON THE STAIRS at Oxford Exchange
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 26, 2019

One night only, on February 7 at 6:30 PM, Oxford Exchange will close to the public and reopen to ticketed patrons for a live theatre showcase. The atrium, sweeping staircase and balcony will become the set for local professional actors dressed in costumes that evoke the scholarly spirit of the design of Oxford Exchange to celebrate Shakespeare's most famous love sonnets and monologues in 'Shakespeare on the Stairs.' (more...)

LOVE LETTERS Brings the Romance to Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

There's a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year and it happens on stage at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Join M&M Stage Productions as they present "Love Letters," A.R. Gurney's 1988 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, for one weekend only. Dates and show times are Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Heartwarming interview with a legendary duo: Seela Sella and Esko Roine, starring in Love Letters at Tampere's theatre
by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 23, 2019

Love Letters will have its premiere on 29.1. at the Tampere's theatre. I had the honor to meet the charismatic acting duo Seela Sella and Esko Roine! How was the theatre school of 1950-60s different from the theatre academy of nowadays, can anyone become a fairly good actor like Grotowski claims and have their lives gone the way they've planned out? (more...)

Cape Fear Regional Theatre Presents ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour. (more...)

Gurney's LOVE LETTERS Comes to JCAT-Pro In North Miami Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

J's Cultural Arts Theatre/JCAT Pro will present A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, the third production of the inaugural season of the new Alan & Diane Lieberman Theater & the JCAT's 12th season, at the Feldenkreis/Hanono Cultural Center at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus in North Miami Beach, Florida. Running from February 6-17, 2019, Love Letters is directed by JCAT's Artistic Director, Michael Andron. Lighting Design is by Zachary Pitchman, with Costume Design by Carole Barou-Mootoo. The production is presented through the MARJCC's Cultural Arts Department. (more...)

MYSTIC PIZZA Musical in the Works with Music by Melissa Etheridge, Book by Gordon Greenberg & Sas Goldberg
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an all new musical stage adaptation of the 1988 motion picture MYSTIC PIZZA is now in development. (more...)

Award Winning Molly Taylor Brings A New Play To The Adelaide Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2019

Extinguished Things is a new play from award-winning playwright Molly Taylor, who returns to Adelaide after her hit season of Love Letters to the Public Transport System (WINNER Adelaide Critics' Circle Award Week 2) at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe. (more...)

THE ARACOMA STORY, INC Announces Their FULL 2019 SEASON!
by Richard Allen - Jan 2, 2019

New year, new shows! The excitement of the New Year continues with many local theatres announcing their 2019 show line ups. (more...)

Synetic Theater Presents CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Synetic Theater will present a new movement-based adaptation of Cyrano February 6 through March 10, 2018, directed by Vato Tsikurishvili and based on the play by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

BWW Review: Experience Shakespeare on a Whole New Level with Shakespeare on the Stairs at Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida.
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 7, 2019

Set to a backdrop of great men and women throughout history, the audience is immersed in a brief moment of history while seated looking at a grand staircase as the focal point for the room. As a usual theatre endeavor guest were checked in at the door, and some made their way to the concession area. Offered amidst the array of beer, wine and coffee was what seemed to be a delightful offering of chicken salad or house made chips. Opting for the Pinot Noir I made my way forth to the room adjacent which housed the grand staircase in which tonight's performance would be taking place. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Best Theatre for Valentine's Day in Albuquerque
by Beth Leitman - Feb 6, 2019

If you're looking for something to do on or around Valentine's Day in and around Albuquerque , look no further! These shows will not disappoint. From Los Lunas to Albuquerque, there are several productions that would be a wonderful way to spend an evening or two. (more...)

Synetic Theater Presents Wordless Adaptation of CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Synetic Theater will present a new movement-based adaptation of Cyrano February 6 through March 10, 2019, directed by Vato Tsikurishvili and based on the play by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS Coming to Island Stage Vermont Theater 2/10!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Love Letters is playing at Island Stage Vermont Theater on February 10th, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Elina Garanca, Wigmore Hall
by Sophia Lambton - Feb 19, 2019

If there are golden voices, the instrument of Elina Garanca isn't among them. Dusky like a claret, the mezzo-soprano's pervasive, pure timbre emerges with the strength of a tree bark; equally, the luscious lilt of gently pouring molten bronze. (more...)

KB Whirly Releases 'Now That We're Home: Lullabies & Love Songs' Out February 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

This winter, singer-songwriter KB Whirly releases his fourth studio album Now That We're Home, a tender collection of lullaby songs that celebrates a parents love for their children. The album explores the emotions that come from the intimacy of family life. From holding your newborn and feeling the heart swell of joy to the challenge of communicating complex ideas to young minds, Now That We're Home is full of feelings and experiences that all families will connect with. KB Whirly shares his relatable observations while providing kids and parents a calm and peaceful musical space to unwind. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 Season - PETER PAN, MUCH ADO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/13: BE MORE CHILL Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 13, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! First, we'd like to wish a happy first preview to the cast and crew of Be More Chill! The show begins performances tonight at the Lyceum Theatre! (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer and Actor Joseph Sirola Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony Award-winning producer Joseph Sirola. (more...)

BWW Review: BWW-CLE Professional Theater Tributes--2018
by Roy Berko - Dec 28, 2018

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It the purpose of BROADWAY WORLD.COM-PROFESSIONAL CLEVELAND THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-CLE Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer deserve special recognition. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the fourth show in its 98th season, four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned ('The Waltons') and Lance E. Nichols (HBO's 'Treme') staring in the Pulitzer Prize award-winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Michael Bloom.  Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, 'We are thrilled to bring in 2019 with this powerful and still vitally important play.' Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, 'Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols will ignite the stage with their critically acclaimed powerful portrayals of these iconic characters. Led by our brilliant director Michael Bloom, this is a not-to-be-missed production to start the new year.'  DRIVING MISS DAISY will begin previews on Wednesday, January 9; will open on Sunday, January 13 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach. (more...)

The Wallis Studio Ensemble Presents S.O.S.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The Wallis Studio Ensemble presents S.O.S.,  an original multi-media physical theatre work about love and resilience in times of crisis, directed by Madeleine Dahm, from Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Circle X Theatre (Please note: S.O.S.is not  being performed at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, but at the Circle X Theatre in Atwater Village). The production uses little known Love Letters by great writers and activists such as Vita Sackville West, Frederick Douglas, Maya Angelou, Tchaikovsky, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Rainer Maria Rilke and others, along with original text, movement, film and photography. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces 2019 Winter/Spring Visiting Artists Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

This winter and spring Bucks County Playhouse offers a full slate of entertainment representing a wide variety of musical, comedy and special event performances as part of the Visiting Artists Series at the Playhouse. (more...)

Almeida Young Company Show CACOPHONY Transfers To The Yard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Almeida Theatre today announces the transfer of its Young Company Show, Cacophony, after a successful, sold-out run at the Almeida in July. (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER Opens At Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 66th season of live theatre with Dial M for Murder, a bone-chilling thriller by Frederick Knott about a marriage gone wrong. When tennis player Tony Wendice discovers his rich wife's affair, he decides to have her taken out - for good. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's classic film adaptation, this psychological thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat. (more...)

BWW TV: Renee Katz Dives into Yeston's DECEMBER SONGS and More With WINTER AWAKENINGS at Don't Tell Mama
by Eugene Ebner - Dec 12, 2018

Renee Katz's captivating WINTER AWAKENINGS, a celebration of Maury Yeston's song cycle DECEMBER SONGS (and more) is a touching and authentic addition to this holiday season. BWW chatted with Katz after her show to discuss the material and more! (more...)

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