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Individual Tickets Now On Sale for 2018 Season at Open Stage of Harrisburg
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg, the capital's oldest professional regional theatre, is in its 32nd season of thought-provoking theatre. Individual tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop, and Jennifer Saunders Join Cast Of LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Classic Spring is delighted to announce that Samantha Spiro and Kevin Bishop will star in its forthcoming production of Lady Windermere's Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre. (more...)

Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy to Return to Axis Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Axis Theatre served as the incubator and theatrical home for East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (2009), In the Park (2014), and Attorney Street (2016), the three poignantly peculiar solo plays that make up New York's monologizing cult sensation Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents the World Premiere of THE LEGEND OF PINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Theatre Rhinoceros presents the world premiere of The Legend of Pink by Kheven LaGrone. (more...)

Bob Mundy to Release New Album 'Love To Me'; NYC Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Kitoliscious Music will release 'Love to Me', the new album by Bob Mundy, on October 2nd. In celebration of the album's release, Munday will be appearing at New York City's Laura Beechman Theatre, 409 W 42nd St (at 9th Ave), featuring musical direction by Dan Kaufman. (more...)

David Carl's TRUMP LEAR Extends at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Due to popular demand FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Project Y Theatre Company has extended the World Premiere of Trump Lear, written and performed by David Carl, directed by Michole Biancosino and co-created by Carl and Biancosino, for additional performances October 7-28. (more...)

Broadway's Chester Gregory Joins the Cast of Kansas City Repertory's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Fresh off an 8-month run starring as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Gary, Indiana native Chester Gregory has been added to the cast of the Kansas City Repertory production of August Wilson's FENCES. (more...)

Patrick Page Brings One-Man Show ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE to the Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Patrick Page in the title role in Macbeth and as Ben Jonson in Nothing Like the Sun, both performed at the Festival in 1989. Visit Cedar City in the Fall for Patrick Page's One-Man Show, All the Devils Are Here. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2017

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway, (more...)

Happy Birthday! Billy Porter Re-Releases First Album to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Today is Billy Porter's birthday and also the 20th Anniversary of his first album, BILLY PORTER: UNTITLED (on A&M Records). To celebrate both, he's re-releasing the album today, in a special 20th Anniversary Edition available for free on SoundCloud. (more...)

Chinese Arts Space Present PROJECT NEW SUN Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Project New Sun is a double bill exploring Chinese culture in modern day British society, bringing together the contemporary and the traditional, through dance, music, and comedy. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 4th Annual Detroit Fringe Forward Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The 4th Annual Detroit Fringe Forward Festival, #DFFF2017, is here! The fest brings together performing artists from across the Midwest for a four-day exploratory, immersive, and experimental entourage of performing, visual and fringe theatre, open to all. (more...)

One-Man Show at Theatre Row Explores Alarming Effects of Excessive Technology Use
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On October 5, 2017 at 9PM, actor Pat McAndrew, originally from Philadelphia, will be performing a One-Man Show at Theatre Row in New York City, detailing the excessive use of technology in today's age and its heartbreaking impact on human relationships. The show, titled REEL, will be performed as part of the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival. REEL, and this specific performance, will be featured in an upcoming documentary, Electronic Crack, produced by CineFocus and Media Productions. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse presents AN EVENING WITHEDGAR ALLEN POE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present a SPECIAL EVENT for our 79th SEASON: The One Man Show AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE featuring Tim Hoban. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Patrick Page to Return to Utah Shakespeare Festival with ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

After 28 years away, Patrick Page is returning to the Utah Shakespeare Festival to perform his One-Man Show All the Devils Are Here, an exploration of the evil depicted in Shakespeare's plays. (more...)

John Lithgow Wins Emmy Award for THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

John Lithgow has just been announced as the winner of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Netflix's 'The Crown'. The actor portrayed iconic politician Winston Churchill. (more...)

Cathy Dresden Brings Solo Show to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Cathy Dresden, Manhattan's big hearted songbird (as played by Joe Hartman) will take the stage at Don't Tell Mama, October 16th at 7PM in her performance Cathy Dresden: An Old Fashioned Girl , a musical trip back to the 1950s. The concert is directed by Daniel Adams, and features Michael Hicks on piano, accordion, and additional vocals. (more...)

Faith Prince and Seth Rudetsky Come to NOCCA Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Faith Prince--Tony Award-winner for her performance in Guys and Dolls--makes her debut on Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series next Friday, September 22 at 8PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and More to Join Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in A FINE BROMANCE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in 'A Fine Bromance' on October 7th, 2017 at 11:30PM for an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets! (more...)

One Night Only Performance Announced at Flat Rock Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

In May of 2016, audiences at Flat Rock Playhouse were enamored by the boundless ball of energy that played the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the season's smash hit, Million Dollar Quartet. Described locally and nationally as the one standout star , the man that steals the show again and again with his antics and musical outrageousness... or spark of genius , and the acrobat, pianist of incomparable skill and singing actor who lights up the house to steal the show, Nat Zegree has become a household name for Flat Rock Playhouse fans over the last year and a half. Back again, this time in a more classical light, to take on the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the upcoming play, Amadeus, Nat continues to astound Playhouse patrons with his musical prowess and contagious spirit; so much so, that additional plans have been made for an extra One Nat Only performance at the end of this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Moore Treats THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER Audience to Free Hot Dogs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The audience at The Terms of My Surrender was in for an unexpected treat Friday when Michael Moore took them all out for dinner after his hit Broadway show. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017-2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force One-Man Show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. (more...)

John Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017 2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force One-Man Show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. This thoroughly entertaining new play is directed by Tony Speciale and will run September 30 October 29, 2017 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run September 30 October 4, with opening night on Thursday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are now on sale. (more...)

GROWING UP GONZALES Extends Through October at The Actors Temple Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

There is a little play Off-Broadway defying the NYC theater district odds. Growing Up Gonzales, the story of two brothers in search of life, goes into its 13th week at The Actors Temple Theater. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Colton Ryan, Will Roland, and More Take the Stage Tonight in LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI on Monday, September 11th at 9:30pm with a cast featuring 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), and Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), among others. (more...)

Jim Carrey Spoofs WEST SIDE STORY & More During TERMS OF MY SURRENDER Appearance
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Thursday night, comedian Jim Carrey made a guest appearance in Michael Moore's one-man Broadway show THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER. (more...)

JCTC Presents Award-Winning, Darkly Comic Monologue About Overcoming Abuse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

What happens when you discover your father is a sexual predator? For the first theatrical show in its new Fear Series, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, a daring, uplifting and often comedic solo show by acclaimed monologist Bob Brader. (more...)

AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter releases 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' (Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway) available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. Download/Stream 'Carefully Taught - The Remixes' HERE, or click below to listen! (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Kanye West, Henry VIII and The Simpsons all provide inspiration for the autumn season at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury. (more...)

Billy Porter Is Making No Apologies for Getting Political on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Billy Porter is not Lola. That is is message that the politically opinionated Tony winner is trying to spread in his hometown. Porter, who just performed a concert at Pittsburgh's Hartwood Acres, has just written a piece explaining some of his 'offensive' comments onstage. Porter writes: (more...)

Will Michael Moore Bring Broadway Show On the Road or to Film?
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

This week, Michael Moore responded to a fan's question on Twitter as to whether or not he will take his new Broadway show, TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, on the road or if he had any plans to film it. (more...)

Sleight of Hand Virtuoso - CARNEY MAGIC at North Coats Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Comedian, actor, and sleight of hand virtuoso, John Carney takes the stage in his One-Man Show that is charming, hilarious and astounding! Honored by Hollywood's Magic Castle, and the Academy of Magical Arts' prestigious Performing Masters Fellowship, John Carney's engaging wit and dazzling talent have landed him appearances on Jerry Seinfeld's HBO Special, the Late Show with David Letterman and more! (more...)

The Kentucky Center to Present Graham Shelby in THE MAN ON TV
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Kentucky Center presents 'Graham Shelby - The Man on TV' on Thursday, October 26, 2017 and Friday, October 27, 2017. (more...)

Combined Artform/WTFN Bring Back THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Combined Artform/WTFN are proud to bring back “THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI” (written & performed by Andrew Perez).  After an Encore Award-winning run at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, for which it was named “Best of the Fringe” by TVolution, “KINSKI” opens September 29for a 6-week run, now presented within a ceremonial Kinski sacrarium at The Blank's Second Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. (more...)

Theatre Y Announces New Space, Partnership with Red Tape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Theatre Y announces a new artistic home at 4546 N. Western Ave. and a new artistic partnership with Red Tape Theatre. The new 3,300-square feet space offers a flexible black box performance area with an audience capacity of up to 75 seats, a spacious lobby, and rehearsal space for the two companies to utilize. (more...)

Mat Ricardo Seeks Tricks to Learn for Edinburgh Fringe 2018 Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Mat Ricardo has run out of tricks - and needs your challenges for next years Edinburgh Festival Fringe - in August 2018. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. (more...)

Jon-Sel Gourkan Presents KEEP CALM, I'M ONLY DIABETIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

If you think Type 1 diabetes is a disability, think again. This satirical One-Man Show follows the real-life story of one diabetics journey and the obstacles he has overcome to make his dreams come true. Keep calm I'm only Diabetic is written and performed by Jon-Sel Gourkan. (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 26, 2017

Now on stage at the Encore Theatre is the musical '9 to 5.' I'd love to invite you to enjoy seeing this show, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it's completely sold out. The only possible way to get tickets is if there are cancellations. This is a smash hit for Encore Theatre, and of course, everything they do is performed to perfection. You are best off buying a season ticket so you can always see their shows. (more...)

THE MAGIC PARLOUR Star Dennis Watkins to Appear on Penn and Teller this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago proudly announces the appearance of third-generation magician Dennis Watkins on the nationally televised broadcast of Penn & Teller: Fool Us!, airing on The CW Network. Watkins' episode is scheduled to air Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. (CST). The Chicago-based magician travels regularly, entertaining clients across the country, and performs The House's long-running hit, The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, in an open run of five shows weekly. (more...)

Bob Garfield's RUGGEDLY JEWISH Makes World Premiere at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 2017-2018 festival-style theatre season with the world premiere of Ruggedly Jewish: An Evening With Bob Garfield. Garfield's crazy-quilt, hilarious odyssey is a search for self: the American self, the suddenly-emerging threatened self, and his own baffled self - a secular Jew. The Lower Merion native, and the co-host of public radio's On The Media, returns to his roots by launching his One-Man Show right here. The show is three performances only, on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:00pm, and Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. All performances are held at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad Street). Tickets are on sale for $25 to $50 by visiting www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org or by calling 215-985-0420. (more...)

Migguel Anggelo Responds to Attacks Against LGBTQ Community with One-Man Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

In response to Trump's presidency, there has been a surge of art that serves to resist his agenda. On October 26th, 27th and 29th, singer, songwriter, performer and activist Migguel Anggelo is adding his voice to the resistance as part of The Fearless Series: presented by The Clemente Cultural Center. Prompted by the Trump administration's bigoted ideology, the series was born as a direct response to Orlando and the continuing attacks against the LGBTQ community. As hate crimes continue to plague our country, and marginalized groups struggle to find sanctuary, The Clemente has invited six LGBTQ artists/art organizations to create works connected by the theme of understanding and unity.  (more...)

BWW Review: WIZARD OF HIP (OR WHEN IN DOUBT SLAM DUNK) at MetroStage
by Hannah Menchhoff - Aug 23, 2017

With such a tight knit community of theater goers in the audience, it's hard to be in a bad mood the moment you walk into MetroStage. Just entering the lobby and waiting for the house to open, there is already a chatter of excitement. You are bound to see the theater's Producing Artistic Director, Carolyn Griffin, bouncing around, greeting what seems to be every person by name, grinning and exclaiming how much you will love this show. (more...)

Aasif Mandvi Joins BRIGADOON at New York City Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Aasif Mandvi will join the star-studded cast of the New York City Center Gala production of Brigadoon this fall. (more...)

Back in the Habit! LATE NITE CATECHISM to Return Off-Broadway for 21st Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Tim Flaherty's ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. and Producer Robert Dragotta have announced the 21st Anniversary and the return to the Actors Temple Theatre of LATE NITE CATECHISM, the long-running hit one-woman show written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, with Denise Fennell starring as 'Sister.' Marc Silvia directs. (more...)

MISFITS: THE WORST SONG CHOICES BY NYC'S BEST Set for the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Combining musical theatre, comedy, and other tongue-in-cheek 'art forms,' Cabarets by J&J and the Laurie Beechman Theatre will present MISFITS! Following on the success of other one-night hit cabarets like 'Shipwrecked,' and 'A Swing... and a Miss!', this tongue-in-cheek show takes a hard look at the glorious art of miscast performers through hilarious stories and song. (more...)

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