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Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (more...)

BWW Previews: FORUM commences season at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Aug 22, 2017

The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is America's Oldest Theatre. It is also the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark. With more than 55,000 season ticket holders, the Walnut is also the most subscribed theatre company in the world! (more...)

BWW Review: LOST WEST END VINTAGE, Stage Door Records
by Nicky Sweetland - Aug 22, 2017

There's such a rich history of musical theatre in London. World renowned, the West End has become a place of pilgrimage for the stagey community. But if you would like to understand better the heritage of the theatrical community and find out the origins of some of the biggest and most famous shows in the world, the new Lost West End Vintage album is a good starting point. (more...)

ImprovBoston Goes Back to the '80s with Hit Comedy Show OREGON FAIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

ImprovBoston brings those who grew up in the 80s back to a simpler time when they trekked westward on their Apple II GSs - hunting, crossing rivers, and avoiding the dreaded dysentery outbreak. Based on the popular 80s video game Oregon Trail, ImprovBoston's hit comedy show Oregon Fail: You Have Died of Comedy combines thrilling adventure and whimsy in a completely improvised show set within the world of the game. (more...)

DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS Coming to Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The music of American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington will be celebrated at Music Theater Works, October 6-15, 2017, at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Metropolitan Room Crowns New MetroStar Emily Ellet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

It's reigning Em! Last night, Monday August 21, the actress and singer Emily Ellet was mobbed by her many friends and admirers in the audience when it was announced that she had eeked out a photo-finish win in one of the most competitive MetroStar contests in years. Her outstanding mini-set, in which she delivered a dazzingly original interpretation of the '80s disco anthem 'It's Raining Men,' put her ahead of the other four MetroStar finalists, each of whom delivered nearly flawless performances. Scroll down for photos from the final! (more...)

Scoop: LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 8/22 - 9/1 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Aug 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 8/22 - 9/1, airing on CBS (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

ImprovBoston Hosts 9th Annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

ImprovBoston unites more than 90 celebrated improv, sketch, and standup comedy acts from around the world for the 9th annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival (BCAF). From September 6-10, acclaimed acts from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Germany, and more showcase diverse comedy talents for Boston audiences. (more...)

The Point Reveals Autumn Dance Programme
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

With a reputation for showcasing the very best artists and companies working in the discipline from around the country and beyond, today The Point announces its autumn programme of dance. (more...)

Helen Hayes Award-Winning Factory 449 presents LELA & CO.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Playwright Cordelia Lynn's is well aware of the intense, yet important journey examined in LELA & CO. "I knew that the play could be horrifying and shocking and upsetting - and all those things you can get out of visual violence, without actually showing it," says Lynn. "I want the audience to leave and think there are things happening that I don't see -- maybe because I don't want to see". (more...)

Viola Davis & More Set for New Docu-Series BLACK LOVE, Premiering on OWN
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Docu-series BLACK LOVE highlights love stories from the Black community and seeks to answer the question, “What does it take to make a marriage work?” “Black Love” pulls back the curtain on how love begins while showing the reality of what life-long love looks like, and offers proof that while it can happen for everyone, it isn't a cakewalk. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

VIDEO: John Oliver Warns Republicans in No Hurry to Oust Trump
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT on HBO, John Oliver shared his belief that Republicans in Congress are in no rush to remove President Trump from office, despite the events of last week. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale This Week for SCHOOL OF ROCK in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL have announced that individual tickets for SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, August 25, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 6, 2017! (more...)

A FUNNY THING...FORUM Opens the Walnut's 209th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Review: Laugh Your Way Through a Musical Screwball Ride ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Shari Barrett - Aug 20, 2017

The glamorous passenger train Twentieth Century Limited, which ran between New York and Chicago between 1902 and 1967, is the main setting for the musical screwball comedy ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY now playing through August 27 at the Pan-Andreas Theatre, 5119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Based partly on the 1930s film and play of the same name, the musical, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman, is part operetta, part farce, and part screwball comedy telling the story of the behind-the-scenes relationship between Lily, a temperamental actress and Oscar, a bankrupt theatre producer. The duo, played with great skill and comedic timing by Alena Bernardi and Wade Kelley, recount the tale of their adventure traveling from Chicago to New York in the 1930s as Oscar tries to cajole the glamorous Hollywood star into playing the lead in his new, but not-yet-written drama, and perhaps to rekindle their romance. (more...)

BWW Preview: Artist Playground's HAPPINESS IS A PEARL Gears Up For a Rerun, 8/25-9/17
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 20, 2017

At a press preview, Artist Playground Co-Founders Roeder Camañag and Paul Jake Paule have unveiled their cast that will be featured in their restaging of Rody Vera's 'Happiness is a Pearl,' one of their recent hits. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with London Fringe Premiere of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

The eagerly awaited London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical opens on Wednesday 29th August 2017 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate village and runs until Sunday 1st October 2017. This hilarious musical comedy is based on the hit film of the same name and has music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick based on the screenplay by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins. (more...)

Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Video: Getting to Know ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's New Ti Moune, Hailey Kilgore
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2017

This week, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore has been cast as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island following an extensive international search by the show's casting team.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announced today that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning West End and Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale next week ahead of performances at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT at The Nationaltheatret, Hovedscenen In Oslo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

AS YOU LIKE IT is currently running at the Nationaltheatret, Hovedscenen in Oslo through October 3. (more...)

Early Riser Pays Homage to VH1's Pop Up Video with 'Find Me For the Waltz' on TIDAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Today, Brooklyn-based punk/folk/pop quartet Early Riser have teamed up with TIDAL to exclusively premiere the music video for their second single, “Find Me for the Waltz,” off their debut album, Currents (Anchorless Records and A-F Records 2017) (more...)

Scoop: LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 8/18 - 8/25 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 8/18 - 8/25, airing on CBS (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 6, 2017! (more...)

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is marking its 10th anniversary season featuring the concert version of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson; multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby; powerhouse Broadway singer and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez; star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz and much more. Tickets are now on sale at the box office or online at pac.adelphi.edu. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles Announces Full Casting For THE TERRIBLE INFANTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Today, award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles have announced the full cast for the anniversary production of The Terrible Infants. Staged at Wilton's Music Hall in East London and featuring new creative material, The Terrible Infants will run from 27 September to 28 October, with a press night on Tuesday 3 October. (more...)

'It's The Ship' Reveals Phase 1 Line Up with Headliners Yellow Claw and Krewella
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

After months of speculation and excitement, Asia's Largest Festival at Sea, It's The Ship, today (17th August) reveal their first phase line up. (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for YOUNG MARX at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Nancy Carroll (Jenny von Westphalen), Laura Elphinstone (Nym), Eben Figueiredo (Schramm), Nicholas Burns (Willich), Tony Jayawardena (Gert 'Doc' Schmidt), Miltos Yerolemou (Barthelemy), Duncan Wisbey (Fleece/Darwin), Scott Karim (Grabiner/ Singe), Alana Ramsey (Mrs Mullett), Sophie Russell (Librarian), Fode Simbo (Peter), William Troughton (Constable Crimp) and Joseph Wilkins (Sergeant Savage) join the previously announced Rory Kinnear (Marx) and Oliver Chris (Engels) in the world premiere of Young Marx, a new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, directed by Nicholas Hytner.  (more...)

Styx Broadcasts World's First Live Rock Concert Broadcast to Hearing Aid Wearers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of hearing aid wearers soon will be able to participate in rock-and-roll history when legendary rock band Styx broadcasts the final show of its U.S. summer tour directly to their hearing aids. (more...)

Casting Director Joy Dewing Joins Disney Talent Casting & Booking in Anaheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting director Joy Dewing will close her New York office after five successful years in order to accept a position with the Disney Talent Casting and Booking team in Anaheim, CA. Joy Dewing Casting will cease operations tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area for August 16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come across the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. Want your audition information to be included? Send your information to jeffrey@bwayworld.com. (more...)

Winner of The Stepladder Award Announced By Les Enfants Terribles In Collaboration With House And Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Today, Les Enfants Terribles in collaboration with house and in association with Wilton's Music Hall announced ThisEgg as the winners of the first Stepladder Award. (more...)

KT Sullivan, James Gavin, Klea Blackhurst and More on Tap for 28th Annual Cabaret Convention
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

With its unique combination of the best of past and present popular song, the annual Cabaret Convention stands as a pivotal, highly-anticipated highlight of New York City's autumn music season. (more...)

National Theatre Welcomes RAMBERT to River Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

On Friday 18 August Rambert, Britain's national dance company, return to the stage at the National Theatre following the hugely successful take over at last year's River Stage Festival. Join Rambert for an eclectic range of free performances from the world of contemporary dance. (more...)

5 Finalists Picked For Finale Of 10th Annual Metrostar Talent Challenge Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Last night five finalists were selected to compete in next Monday's highly anticipated finale of the 2017 "MetroStar Talent Challenge" at the Metropolitan Room.  (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
by Vince Vicentuan - Aug 16, 2017

Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical," "West Side Story," the international tour, opened in Manila to a crowd of old and new fans, and the result is both exhilarating and, to some degree, bifurcating. (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Palo Alto Players presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Palo Alto Players opens its 2017-18 season with the South Bay regional premiere of Million Dollar Quartet, the high voltage Broadway musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night of musical magic.  Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Jeffrey Bracco, musically directed by Katie Coleman, and features a cast of local Bay Area actors and musicians playing instruments live on stage as their iconic characters.  Million Dollar Quartet runs September 15 - October 1 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For information or tickets, visit paplayers.org or call 650.329.0891. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG Home to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical home to Johannesburg. The run will come hot off the Cape Town season, which is currently playing to rave reviews, rapturous responses and sold-out houses at the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Make Star-Studded London Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After three years of benefit performances in New York, Los Angeles and regional theaters, audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks is bringing its money-raising shenanigans to London in support of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD) on September 3rd. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Lineup for 2017 Comedy Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the comedian lineup for its second annual Phib Comedy Series, featuring Baron Vaughn, star of Grace and Frankie and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, as well as Emily Heller, series regular on TBS' Ground Floor. (more...)

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