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BWW Review: The Houston Ballet's season opener MAYERLING Brings Drama to Life at The HOBBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by Gary Laird - Sep 24, 2017

The Houston Ballet's season opener MAYERLING Brings Drama to Life at The HOBBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (more...)

Preston Smith Appointed as a Senior Advisor to Strategy 2 Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

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Spotlight On Productions Presents JOYFUL NOISE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Three award winning singers interpret songs of love and belonging that reach into the rich history of Broadway and pop gems from yesterday and today. 2017's prestigious Tomatoes Got Talent winner Cabaret singer Teresa Fischer joins recent NY theatre award winners Jenny Greeman and Mary Sheridan for this unique and riveting evening of entertainment. (more...)

Novato Theater Company to Stage Broadway Classic CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Novato Theater Company continues its 2017-208 season with Chicago, Broadway's longest-running American musical, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and their crimes. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. Chicago includes memorable songs like 'All that Jazz,' 'When You're Good to Mama,' and 'All I Care About is Love.' (more...)

BWW Flashback: Look Back at Ten of our Favorite Screen-to-Stage Adaptations
by Rachel Crawford - Sep 24, 2017

Over the years, Hollywood has rolled out many amazing movies, some of the best ideas coming from the Broadway stage. Sometimes though, Broadway gets inspiration from the big screen. Some adaptations are well known, like SCHOOL OF ROCK, GHOST, BRING IT ON and WAITRESS, and some might be as widely familiar, like AMELIE, THOROGHLY MODERN MILLIE and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Celebrities at the 2017 BC/EFA Flea Market Autograph Table!
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld was there to capture the excitement of the day from the booths to the stars. Below, check out photos! (more...)

BWW Review: Sarah Ruhl Pits Growing Up Against Growing Old In FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by Michael Dale - Sep 24, 2017

It wasn't long after Mary Martin took her first Broadway flight as Peter Pan that Ann, the central character of Sarah Ruhl's sometimes-whimsical/sometimes-philosophical new drama took her own crack at the role as a 10-year-old. (more...)

BWW Review: BENNY AND JOON, A Breath of Fresh Air for your Musical Senses
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 24, 2017

The Old Globe has opened a window and let in a beautiful breath of fresh air in its latest world premiere musical, BENNY AND JOON, by bookwriter Kirsten Guenther, composer Nolan Gasser, and lyricist Mindi Dickstein. Based on the 1993 MGM film starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn, it focuses on three characters, each insulated by their unique circumstances, and how they ultimately overcome their limitations to live the life they've always wanted. Love, family, compassion, and understanding are the foundation of the piece and, as they grow, so do we. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Welcomes Celebrity Guests Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Lucie Arnaz
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

The cast of the York Theatre Company production of the knee slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, welcomed celebrity guests Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Lucie Arnaz onstage following a recent performance. (more...)

Wallets at the Ready- Today is the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

This is the moment, theatre lovers! Today's the day that you can turn your love of Broadway into a philanthropic endeavor, because today is the Broadway Flea Market &Grand Auction! (more...)

The Kitchen Presents Greg Fox: The Gradual Progressions, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

The Kitchen presents Greg Fox: The Gradual Progression, a performance by the Liturgy/Guardian Alien/Ex Eye/Zs percussionist celebrating his rhapsodic second solo album. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 23, 2017
by - Sep 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE Cast Album Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

A new cast album of Chip Deffaa's long-running Off-Broadway show, 'One Night with Fanny Brice,' starring Mary Cantoni Johnson, is out now. It is available for sale from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Google Music, etc.The album is being officially launched September 24th at the venerable 13th Street Repertory Theater, which will be celebrating 'Mary Cantoni Johnson Day.' The new CD will be available in the theater lobby, 6:30 pm September 24th, at a specially discounted 'album-release' price. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger is Engaged!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Broadway favorite Andrew Keenan-Bolger announced some big news via Instagram today: he's engaged! Best wishes to Andrew and his fianc Scott Bixby! (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD is 'Dying' to Greet Fans at Broadway Flea and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week SWEENEY TODD is gearing up for the Broadway Flea Market. Visit their booth to take your chances on Mrs. Lovett's pies! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

3CR and KYD Present ACLU Benefit CENSORED!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

ThirdCoastReview.com (3CR) and Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Live Lit present CENSORED! We Read Banned Books: An ACLU Benefit to raise money for ACLU Illinois and to conclude the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom's Banned Books Week, an annual celebration to support the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/23/2017
by - Sep 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/23/2017. (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Alistair Wilkinson's Nominations
by Alistair Wilkinson - Sep 23, 2017

BWW reviewer Alistair Wilkinson puts forward his nominations for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! (more...)

Carahsoft Ranked #125 on Forbes 2017 List of America's Largest Private Companies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Steampunk Troupe to Present PHANTASMAGORIA VIII: THE CHAINS OF FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Direct from its successful sold-out performances in Orlando, Atlanta, Baltimore, Ocala, Deland and Eustis with its third touring show, Phantasmagoria is presenting their next main stage installment of this long running series PHANTASMAGORIA VIII 'The Chains of Fire' to celebrate the 2017 Halloween Season and its eighth year in Central Florida! (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...)

BWW Review: THAT BLOODY WOMAN at Touring New Zealand
by Monica Moore - Sep 22, 2017

'That Bloody Woman' touches the spirit of humanity and packages it in a powerful mix of sexy-punk juxtaposed with the historically authentic, smokey haze, flashy lighting and emotionally charged totally awesome music that will literally rock you. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Headlines 2017 International Human Rights Art Festival at Culture Project; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The International Human Rights Art Festival joins with activist theatre Culture Project to inaugurate its new space in New York's Lower East Side, with an evening of dance, music, comedy, storytelling, and theatre. The evening is headlined by award-winning actress and advocate Kathleen Turner, and will raise social concerns and offer positive solutions with humor, insight, and artistic talent. (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...)

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...)

Jonathan Cain Of Journey to Release First Christmas Album 'Unsung Noel'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist in Journey, co-writer of the No. 1 catalog rock song in iTunes' history, Don't Stop Believin', as well as writer of Faithfully and co-writer of Who's Crying Now, Open Arms and many more international hit songs, releases his first Christmas album, Unsung Noel, Oct. 13 (more...)

Review Roundup: Did YOUNG SHELDON Make a Big Bang with the Critics?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Eight-year-old Iain recently starred in HBO's BIG LITTLE LIES and has appeared on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT and the Steve Harvey-hosted kids competition show LITTLE BIG SHOTS. Of course theater fans know him best for his adorable reviews of Broadway shows. Parsons most recently appeared on Broadway in 2015's AN ACT OF GOD. His other Broadway credits include HARVEY and THE NORMAL HEART. What did the critics think of the new spin-off? Take a look at what some of them have to say below! And make sure to check out the trailer for the new comedy which premieres this Monday, September 25 at 8:30 on CBS below. (more...)

Rusty Schwimmer to Star in Return of HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Agency Theater Collective announces the Chicago holiday classic Hellcab, starring Rusty Schwimmer, written by Will Kern and directed by The Agency's Managing Director Sommer Austin playing at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., November 11 December 17. (more...)

BWW Review: BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 22, 2017

The 1990's are back in a big way, in fashion, in remakes, and now on stage with a new musical version of the indie hit movie BENNY AND JOON, now playing at the Old Globe through October 22nd. This show has things younger generations may have only heard of, like VHS tapes, pagers, and (gasp) a corded land line! What it also has are some beautiful performances by Hannah Ellis and Bryce Pinkham. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SOUVENIR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's tribute to a woman of song, SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Written by Stephen Temperley and directed by Debi Marcucci, the production continues through October 15th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cold Cave Release New Song & Music Video for 'Glory'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Cold Cave have returned with their first new music since last Fall's The Idea of Love picture disc 7 (Heartworm). Titled Glory, it is a bit of a departure from those songs; it's a glossy track featuring sparkly synths and woeful vocals in Cold Cave's signature chilly croon. (more...)

Final Performances Announced for Underbelly Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Underbelly Festival has been illuminating London's South Bank with its incredible programme of comedy, cabaret, circus, family shows, food and drink for five months but the time has nearly come to bid adieu for another year as the cavalcade prepares to disperse for winter. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL - Season Premiere on THE CW - Thursday, October 12, 2017
by - Sep 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL - Season Premiere, airing on THE CW on Thursday, October 12, 2017! (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

Alley Repertory Theater Opens BULL IN A CHINA SHOP this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

On October 13th, Alley Repertory Theater will open Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner, a vibrant comedy about two fierce women who blazed a new trail for women's education at the height of the suffrage movement. (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...)

Pianist Deanna Witkowski Presents Trio Arrangements of 14 Hymns on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Grace, serenity, and rhapsody are on abundant display throughout the 14 songs pianist Deanna Witkowski performs with her trio on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns,' set for release November 3 on Tilapia Records. (more...)

Piedmont Players Theatre Announces ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Youth Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) announces Youth Cast for Anne of Green Gables. From the novel by L.M Montgomery, Adapted by Peter DeLaurier. November 6-18, 2017 (more...)

PlayGround Comes to Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

PlayGround's 24th season begins October 16, 2017 and runs through June 17, 2018 in Berkeley and San Francisco. The Season opens October 16, 2017 - March 19, 2018 in Berkeley with its acclaimed Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In the spring, PlayGround's season continues with the PlayGround Festival of New Works from May 10-June 17, 2018 at San Francisco's Potrero Stage, the company's newly-renovated home. A highlight of this year's PlayGround Festival are premieres of two PlayGround commissioned full-length plays: SCAPEGOAT by William Bivins and BRIGHT SHINING SEA by Julianne Jigour, both originally developed at the 2016 Festival. (more...)

The Provincetown Theater to present FRANKENSTEIN, OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Provincetown Theater is known for its contemporary and often experimental takes on theater classics. Artistic Director Tristan DiVincenzo and Stage Director James P. Byrne, inspired by Mary Shelley's classic novel, have collaborated on a world premiere adaptation that will draw heavily upon scholarly research and their own backgrounds in dance and movement for stage. (more...)

Evil Witches Squelch Children at the Lewis Family Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

City Staff have reported an unusual sight around the halls of the Lewis Family Playhouse. Normal-seeming women have been seen squelching unsuspecting children, who then seem to disappear forever. In some instances, instead of being squelched, children have been rumored to be transformed into other creatures, including mice! Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Houston Ballet's MAYERLING at The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Due to Hurricane Harvey, Houston Ballet is unable to perform the opening two productions at the company's home venue. However, Houston Ballet is pleased to report that select performances of fall programming have been rescheduled at THE HOBBY CENTER - SAROFIM HALL. For a limited time from September 22-24 at The Hobby Center, Houston Ballet presents Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling, and will be the first North-American company to perform this compelling production. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Theater Works Announces Halloween Season Lineup at Peoria Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Did you know the iconic line It's alive! was never in Shelley's novel? It was added to the 1931 film version with Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein. (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego to Preview THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Organizers of the third annual GI Film Festival San Diego (Oct. 18-22) announce a special preview screening of Thank You for Your Service on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Carlsbad 12 (2501 El Camino Real). (more...)

DVR Alert: Kristin Chenoweth to Visit Next Week's LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

BWW has learned that Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will stop by LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN on Monday, September 25th. The Tony Award winner will discuss the new animated film MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE in which she lends her voice. (more...)

Greg Fox Returns to The Kitchen to Celebrate the Release of His Transformative Second Solo LP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Kitchen presents Greg Fox: The Gradual Progression, a performance by the Liturgy/Guardian Alien/Ex Eye/Zs percussionist celebrating his rhapsodic second solo album. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories, a festive line-up of stories written by kids and inspired by the holidays, winter, elves, gift-giving and much more! THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories will play Mondays at 8 pm plus a special weekend of added holiday performances from December 4 December 23, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA features stories conceived and written by Chicago elementary school students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. (more...)

WATCH: Tash Debuts Official Video for 'Days Ain't Done'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Hot off the success of her track 'Lil' Love Song,' Tash is serenading her way back into our hearts with her new track 'Days Ain't Done.' The Australian born singer/songwriter was actually discovered on Instagram by the multi-platinum producer and songwriter Mark J. Feist. (more...)

One Man Kills His Demons By Saving Lives, The Other Embraces His By Taking Them- THE OATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The lives of two men, once brothers-in-arms who survived years of brutal torture as POWs, took vastly different paths after they returned home. One, now a SFPD homicide inspector, wants nothing more than to keep his demons from those years buried forever. The other has welcomed back his demons and takes revenge by killing selected war protestors who went to North Vietnam during the war. His rationale? They were 'domestic enemies and the oath he took demanded they be held accountable. The lives of these two former POWs are about to intersect again, and the consequences will be explosive. (more...)

SITI Company Expands Actor-Training Program with Evening Classes and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

This autumn, SITI Company, the internationally acclaimed theater ensemble led by Co-Artistic Directors Anne Bogart, Leon Ingulsrud and Ellen Lauren, is expanding its actor-training program by offering evening classes and an expanded master class series. (more...)

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