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National Theatre ( Washington, DC)
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Based on the play What Every Woman Knows by J.M. Barrie

A turn-of-the-century Scottish spinster named Maggie Wylie whose family makes a deal with a young man to pay for his education if he agrees to marry Maggie.



18th Annual Helpmann Awards Final Performers, Hosts, and Presenters Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

???????Brisbane band Sheppard, music writer Glenn A Baker AM, singer Christine Anu and comedian Anne Edmonds have all been added to the line-up for Helpmann Awards Act II on Monday 16 July at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. (more...)

ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival Returns For Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

The ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival offers a season of live, professional musical theatre productions that run from August to October each year. Our Festival is modeled after the 'summer stock' tradition of staging shows: we use a resident company of actors and artists to create a series of musicals, with an all-new production presented every few weeks across our three-month season. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at The Simpsons Episode 'Treehouse of Horror XXIX'
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2018

An all new first look clip from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons was screened at San Diego Comic Con. The episode is titled 'Treehouse of Horror XXIX' and the clip is called 'The Spores Attack.' Watch it below! (more...)

Powerful Team Assembled For Playwrights For A Cause 2018 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

PLANET CONNECTIONS' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE: This year, this event, designed to address a powerful social and topical issue facing our society today through engaging stage works, will explore the distinctions between gender and sexuality. The event will benefit THE ALI FORNEY CENTER. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Hong Kong on 4 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Hong Kong to conduct placement and scholarship auditions on 4 August. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Buenos Aires on 11 August and 6 October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Argentina to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Buenos Aires on 11 August and 6 October. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Kuala Lumpur on 26 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Malaysia to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Kuala Lumpur on 26 August. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Jakarta on 28 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Indonesia to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Jakarta on 28 August. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Manila on 2 September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in the Philippines to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Manila on 2 September. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Seoul on 15 September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in South Korea to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Seoul on 15 September. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Sao Paulo on 15 Sept. Rio de Janeiro on 19 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Brazil to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Sao Paulo on 15 Sept. Rio de Janeiro on 19 Sept. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Tokyo on 22 September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Japan to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Tokyo on 22 September. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Lima on 22 September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Peru to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Lima on 22 September. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Bogota on 26 September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Colombia to conduct placement and scholarship auditions in Bogota on 26 September. AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. (more...)

BWW Review: BRIGADOON at CLO Is a Highland Fling
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 20, 2018

A sentimental, old-fashioned musical can be corny and slow in the wrong hands, but this production is as fresh as the heather on the hill. (more...)

NYMF Concert Series Includes Ariana DeBose, Lesli Margherita, Lauren Pritchard and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announces the performer and composer lineup for two of their concert events: Intersecting Chords and How The Light Gets In. (more...)

The Cast of ON THE TOWN Will Perform At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Green Room 42, Broadway's newest urban entertainment cabaret club, presents A Night on the Town: A Benefit Cabaret on July 22nd at 9:30pm. Join the cast of Waxler Productions' On the Town as they belt out classic and contemporary Broadway tunes. Performers from the casts of Broadway hits like Disaster!, Book of Mormon, and Wicked join the ensemble in a night to benefit the inaugural production. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview Peninsula Players' MISS HOLMES
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre opened the riveting murder mystery 'Miss Holmes,' by Christopher M. Walsh, based on the characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Wednesday, July 4. In this deadly and thrilling story, Walsh's Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are intelligent and independent women in 19th Century England. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WICKED's New Cast Members - David Witts, Chris Jarman, and Rosa O'Reilly
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Wicked has released the first pictures of new principal cast members David Witts as Fiyero and Chris Jarman as Doctor Dillamond (who join the London production from Monday 23 July 2018), together with current cast members Alice Fearn as Elphaba, Sophie Evans as Glinda and Rosa O'Reilly, who takes over the role of Nessarose. (more...)

BWW Previews: NEW THEATRE COMPANY PJMA DEBUTS WITH THOUGHT-PROVOKING MUSICAL BARE: A POP OPERA Hosted at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2018

New theatre company, PJMA Theater Productions debuts its inaugural season with the provocative musical Bare: A Pop Opera on September 7 through 22, hosted at Carrollwood Players Theatre. The theater company plans to finish the season in 2019 with Carrie The Musical and Fun Home. Ryan Roberge, theater founder and director said, "PJMA is proud to represent a diverse group of people with innovative works. We are a semi-professional theater company that is creating theatre performances that not only entertain but inspire and challenge our audience." (more...)

Chad Michael Murray to Star in Upcoming Hallmark Holiday Film THE WISE MEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly, Chad Michael Murray has signed on to star in Hallmark Channel movie The Wise Men with Jessy Schram, EW has learned exclusively. In the film, Maggie (Schram) must ensure that three adult sons of her boss arrive home for Christmas. But when a blizzard hits, Maggie persuades the eldest son and her co-worker, Danny (Murray), to assist her in navigating this cross-country journey while trying to shut down the blossoming romance that is coming with this snowstorm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Game is Afoot at Peninsula Players With MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens the riveting murder mystery "Miss Holmes," by Christopher M. Walsh, based on the characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Wednesday, July 4.  In this deadly and thrilling story, Walsh's Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are intelligent and independent women in 19th Century England. (more...)

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Wilde and Wonderful at The Grandel
by Tanya Seale - Jul 17, 2018

Insight Theatre is an equity theatre in its 11th season, and Artistic Director Maggie Ryan says she has wanted to produce The Importance of Being Earnest for years. 'I delight in the language of this play,' she says of the classic farce. It's a 'trivial comedy for serious people,' which showcases playwright Oscar Wilde's intellectual genius. This is quite simply a brilliant play for smart audiences that stands the test of time. It overflows with hilarious double entendre and euphemisms aplenty, and if you've never indulged yourself in seeing it, make plans now to do so, as we can all delight in this spectacular performance, directed by Ed Reggi. (more...)

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Drury Lane Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Jul 17, 2018

As the curtain rises on Drury Lane Theatre's production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, we view a striking image: the interior of a derelict Mississippi mansion, complete with crumbling masonry, mossy growths on the ceiling, and a none-too-sturdy grand staircase. Amid these ruins, each member of the dysfunctional Pollitt family battles other forms of decay: failing health, eroding relationships, toxic jealousy, and thwarted ambitions. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Presents Large-Scale Outdoor Production Of Bizet's CARMEN At The Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

On September 1, 2018 at 8pm, Pacific Opera Project (POP) returns to the newly renovated Ford Theatres for a thrilling fully-staged outdoor production of Bizet's Carmen. Following the tremendous success of Abduction from the Seraglio at the Ford in 2016, POP will put on a one-night-only production for its largest audience yet: 1200 seats. Directed and designed by Artistic Director Josh Shaw, Carmen will be conducted by Music Director Michael Powers, choreographed by Amy Lawrence, and costumed by Maggie Green. (more...)

Full List Of Winners Announced For 2018 Helpmann Awards, Led By MURIEL'S WEDDING and BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The 2018 Helpmann Awards Act II tonight was a star-studded ceremony in front of a full house at the Capitol Theatre Sydney on the set of Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. Hosts for this stellar evening were music writer Glenn A Baker AM, acclaimed choreographer Rafael Bonachela, celebrated musical theatre star and TV host David Campbell, multiple Helpmann Award winning mezzo soprano Jacqueline Dark, comedian Anne Edmonds and Olivier and Tony Award Nominee Tony Sheldon. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now Announces 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now is pleased to announce programming for the seventh annual festival of fresh opera-theatre & music-theatre running January 5-13, 2019, featuring eight presentations that "shift the whole paradigm of what opera is and can be" (New York Observer). (more...)

Photo Flash: Miners Alley Presents Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world famous tenor, Tito Morelli, "Il Stupendo," is to perform his greatest roll, Otello. However, at the final dress rehearsal of Otello, Merelli is nowhere to be found. The manager, Henry Saunders, and his assistant Max are in a panic. It appears Merelli's wife has left him a 'Dear John' letter and the distraught singer, accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers, is thought to be dead.  What follows is a laugh-out-loud chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres and musical mayhem! (more...)

Photo Flash: Little Radical Theatrics Presents RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

In an effort to truly live up to its name, Little Radical Theatrics will be bringing to Westchester a wildly theatrical, moving, and innovative retelling of one of musical theater's most celebrated contemporary classics, RAGTIME. Set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, a trifecta of inspiring tales are woven together -- of an upper-class wife who unexpectedly becomes a single mother, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring, young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future, as the original melting pot is on the verge of boiling over. Together they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. This beautiful production is appropriate for all ages! Featuring an incredible cast of ages 11-70+ from all over the tri-state area! (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre openied its sultry summer drama, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, Drury Lane's Smokey Joe's Cafe), On Thursday, July 12, 2018. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs through August 26, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

AVENUE Q's Anniversary Celebration Begins Tonight with Jordan Gelber & Ann Harada
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

AVENUE Q is celebrating its 15th anniversary with two weeks of special unique performances at New World Stages as members of the musical's legendary original Broadway company and other AVENUE Q alumni return to perform beginning tonight with Jordan Gelber (Brian, 2003-09) & Ann Harada (Christmas Eve, 2003-09) and additional alumni continuing through Sunday, July 29, 2018. (more...)

***Winners To Be Updated 15 July and 16 July*** 2018 Helpmann Awards Nominees ***Winners To Be Updated, Please refresh your Browser after 6pm 15 July ***
by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018

***Winners To Be Updated 15 July and 16 July*** 2018 Helpmann Awards Nominees ***Winners To Be Updated, Please refresh your Browser after 6pm 15 July *** ACT1 updated (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of CABARET at Market Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Jul 15, 2018

'You cannot walk away from this show without learning something about yourself and your world.' (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Stage Concert of FUNNY GIRL Breaks The Mold Of Traditional Musical Theatre In Many Brilliant Ways
by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018

Director Mitchell Butel has gathered a wonderful group of women, and one man, to deliver a captivating expression of the life of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL THE MUSICAL, presented in concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (more...)

Bonnie Langford Will Join the Cast of 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Bonnie Langford, the much-loved star of stage and screen, is to join the cast of 42nd STREET, the spectacular homage to the world of musical theatre, as the production extends its residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane for a final time, through to Saturday 5 January 2019. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY Movie to Begin Production this Summer with Original Cast
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

According to Deadline, Focus Features has set production with Carnival Films to begin production on the Downton Abbey this summer. The original principal cast, including Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and more, are set to reprise their upstairs/downstairs roles with Focus and Universal Pictures International distributing. (more...)

Shakespeare In The Parking Lot's HAMLET Comes to Clemente Parking Lot 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

The Drilling Company, Hamilton Clancy Artistic Director, will present 'Hamlet,' directed by Karla Hendrick and starring Jane Bradley, for its 2018 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production. Free performances, originally scheduled for July 12 to 28, will now be presented July 19 to 28 in the Parking Lot of The Clemente, 114 Norfolk Street (E. side of Norfolk St. between Delancey and Rivington). The first week's performances had to be foregone due to an unfortunate miscommunication. Fortunately, the executive leadership of The Clemente stepped in and resolved the impasse with The Drilling Company and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot was able to live on. (more...)

Arts Alive! Quebec Stops in Knowlton and Quebec City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Spreading creativity throughout the province this summer, Arts Alive! Quebec's (AAQ) next stop is early August in both Knowlton (August 3-5) and Quebec City (August 3-4). A number of award-winning as well as up and coming musical artists are participating in both regions' weekend festivals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its sultry summer drama, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, Drury Lane's Smokey Joe's Cafe). Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs July 5 - August 26, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

July's AT THIS PERFORMANCE... To Include Understudies from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SUMMER, CAROUSEL And More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, July 16th  at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Opens At The Carnegie August 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Carnegie is kicking off its 2018-19 Theatre season with flashy costumes, Motown music, and plenty of drama. The Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS will open Saturday, August 11 and run weekends through August 26, 2018. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Weathervane Continues A Summer of Dance with 42nd STREET
by Paul Batterson - Jul 11, 2018

When Kevin Connell started to put together the Weathervane Playhouse's slate of shows for the summer, the managing artistic director for the Newark theatre wanted to put an emphasis on dance for the Playhouse's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

A Work of Heart Productions Presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

A Work of Heart Productions (WHP) will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph) at The Bickford Theatre of Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ on July 27, 28, and 29, 2018. (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse Announces 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

After barking with laughter at Sylvia, the New London Barn Playhouse invites you to the Great White Way in its heyday with the timeless classic 42nd Street, running July 18 - August 5, 7:30PM with Wednesday matinee performances at 2:00PM and Sunday matinee performances at 5:00PM. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre to Host MISS HOLMES Pre-Show Seminar With Dr. Christopher Chan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Christopher M. Walsh's "Miss Holmes," will host Agatha Christie scholar Dr. Christopher Chan Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. who will speak about the Holmesian characters. Tickets to performances are available; admission to the pre-show seminar is free. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Announces Its Michigan Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents their semi-annual Michigan Playwrights Festival, now in its third year. Five new plays by Michigan playwrights will be given readings July 25-29, 2018. (more...)

The Lark Theater Presents CINEMA SANTA FE, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

The Lark Theater is pleased to present their first ever CINEMA SANTE FE, a one-day film festival celebrating Southwestern films, art and culture. Captivating documentaries highlight the lives and work of iconic artists of the Southwest. (more...)

Casting Announced For SUMMER SHORTS 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2018, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Artistic Director) at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). SUMMER SHORTS 2018 begins on July 20 and runs through September 1. Two series featuring three one-act plays in each will play in rotating repertory Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there are no matinee performances on Saturday, July 21, Sunday, July 22, or Saturday, July 28. (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...)

Scoop: Coming Up on ELEMENTARY on CBS - Monday, July 16, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jul 10, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Monday, July 16, 2018! (more...)

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