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LELA & CO Extends Into September at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

With most of the original run sold out, Steep Theatre's production of Lela & Co. has been extended through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

EX HABITUS, Satirical Take on Millennial Podcasting, Comes to Corkscrew Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of Ex Habitus by Lilla Goettler and Katie Hathaway, directed by Goettler. Running August 23-September 3, Ex Habitus is a wild satire set in the world of millennial podcasting. Performed by Emma Hathaway, Alexander Katz, Derek Christopher Murphy, Renee Rises, and Jill Shackner*, Ex Habitus continues the inaugural season of Corkscrew Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that provides early-career artists with a high level of production support. (more...)

Christine Pedi to Star in Seat of Our Pants Theatre Company's GOD OF CARNAGE This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

SOOP Theatre Company brings the Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, to southern Westchester this fall. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Readers Respond to KINKY BOOTS Stage Door Incidents with Brendon Urie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Kinky Boots stage door has naturally been attracting large numbers of Panic!  fans throughout Urie's time in the show and Urie has been signing after all performances, but he will no longer stage door following an incident which occurred over the weekend. (more...)

The Court Theatre Offers Feast of Maori and Pasifika Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Maori and Pasifika voices are ready to fill The Court Theatre. From 4-12 August, the theatre will welcome writers and performers from Otautahi for a Maori and Pasifika Festival. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Debut of the Month Flashback - Where Are They Now?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2017

Today, BWW looks back on some of those fresh-faced, up-and-comers and finds out, 'Where are they now?' (Not surprisingly, they've done quite well for themselves!) (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Corporate Struggles, Prejudice, and Privilege And Ultimately Friendship Come Together In RICE
by Jade Kops - Jul 30, 2017

Exploring entitlement, prejudice and connection, RICE gives a voice to a sector of Australian society too often omitted from our stages. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions Announces Cast of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage the earliest printed version of  Love's Labour's Lost, William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, from August 12th - 27th at 353 W. 48th St. in New York City. (more...)

5 Skills I Learned In Theatre School That Have Nothing To Do With Acting
by Guest Blogger: Kate Carmanico - Jul 29, 2017

The graduating class of Summer 2017 at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts has launched into its final week of rehearsals for The Drowsy Chaperone. With every sound check, lighting cue and quick change, the vision of the show is coming closer to fruition and I can't help but feel immensely proud of how far we have come as a term since our journey here began two years ago. As we bid farewell to our school and brace ourselves to face the 'real world', I find solace in the bonds we have created, the stories we have shared (with each other and with audiences) and the life skills we have learned that will stay with us, regardless of the path we choose to follow. (And yes, we also learned about acting.) (more...)

BWW Previews: ON THE VERGE FESTIVAL at CAW: Community Arts Workshop
by Maggie Yates - Jul 28, 2017

Rooted in a fearless, purposeful approach bridging the gap between player and viewer, the festival incorporates work from up-and-coming visual artists, musicians, and theatre makers who have focused their message on community engagement. (more...)

Three Bone Theatre Tackles Challenging Topics in the Charlotte Premiere of THE SUBMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Danny has written a complex new drama about an African-American family trying to get out of the Projects, and it has just been selected for the nation's preeminent play festival. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Dark Nights of the Soul
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Leadership is always a tough position to take. All eyes on you and your every move. Being a religious leader raises those stakes, especially if you're a Muslim one prodded in front of cameras after 9/11. Haroon Moghul was 20-something and leading New York University's Islamic Center when his religion became a lightning rod for social and political ire. (more...)

Weapons of Anew to Release 'The Collision of Love and Hate' and Embark on North American Tour With Tesla
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Weapons of Anew, the dynamic new band that features Freddy Ordine, Ray West, Stefan “Reno” Cutrupi, Chris Manfre, and new guitarist Kris Norris will release their debut recording, “The Collision of Love and Hate” on September 15, 2017 on OK!Good Records. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre presents SYLVESTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

LifelineTheatre presents Sylvester, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (five-time Jeff Award winner) and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner), based on the novel Sylvester: or the Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer (licensed by arrangement with Heron Enterprises Ltd.). Sylvester, Duke of Salford, was born with wealth and good looks, but a life of Privilege has rendered him unfeeling towards others. Phoebe Marlow was graced with a sparkling wit and independent spirit, but languishes under the thumb of her domineering stepmother. When this mismatched couple is thrust together by their meddling families, both rebel and their tidy little worlds spin into chaos. Midnight flights, desperate sea voyages, and scathing society hijinks ensue as these unlikely lovers labor to avoid their fate. Grab the reins and charge headlong into a topsy-turvy tale of madcap romance in this world premiere comedy based on the 1957 novel by Georgette Heyer. The production runs approximately two hours with one intermission. The novel will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Appoints Justin John Moniz as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) has named Justin John Moniz, current Associate Executive Director, award-winning singer, actor, and stage director, the festival's new Executive Director, effective August 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Remarkable Richards Lands Skilful Comedy in STATE FRACTURE at the Baxter - But Is It Satire?
by David Fick - Aug 6, 2017

South Africa, says the note in the programme of STATE FRACTURE, is 'a country that keeps on giving as far as satirical material is concerned.' What a pity, then, that the humour in STATE FRACTURE never transcends the comic to become satire. (more...)

HYPE Foundation Brings Innovation in Sports to the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

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Paul Rosenberg Named CEO Of Def Jam Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Universal MusicGroup (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that Paul Rosenberg, one of the industry's most prominent managers and record label executives who is renowned for developing and supporting the careers of artists (more...)

Harlem Rapper King Cachi Drops Latest Project 'SWAG (Suffering With Amazing Gifts)'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Harlem-born recording artist King Cachi recently released his latest mixtape project, 'SWAG (Suffering With Amazing Gifts)'. The new mixtape features production from Taylor Mayde, LaChaleur, Turnt Up Term, Deon, KashBeats, and more. (more...)

JULIET & ROMEO Set for 2017 Shakespeare in the Theater Festival at Brick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

JULIET & ROMEO, will receive its New York premiere in the 2017 Shakespeare in the Theater Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

BWW Previews: LIZZIE at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Aug 2, 2017

Of course, City-Theatre would be THE group to premiere LIZZIE, a sizzling rock opera based on the 19th century legend surrounding notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women. 1 rock band. 40 whacks. Year after year this band of theatrical malcontents/troubadours continue to entertain and engage audiences with their vanguard productions, bizarre creative staging and in your face audience interaction. (more...)

BWW Review: ON THE VERGE SEASON 3 at CAW: Community Arts Workshop
by Maggie Yates - Aug 17, 2017

A community's point of view is expressed through the local art scene, and Santa Barbara's On The Verge Festival promotes underrepresented points of view by producing theatre by female playwrights, LGBTQIA playwrights, and playwrights of color. In its third year, On The Verge's company of young artists delivers an enthusiastic community atmosphere and theatre that's accessible in cost and pertinent in subject matter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Broadway, Jazz Greats Featured in Gilson Lavis Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Unique portraits of many Broadway and jazz musical legends will be featured at highly respected British drummer and artist Gilson Lavis' first ever New York City art exhibit 'Gilson Lavis: In Tune With The Portraits' at the Salomon Arts Gallery at 83 Leonard Street in Tribeca from September 15th through October 5th, 2017. His paintings have become very much sought after in British music and art world inner circles. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection below! (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...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

It's Christmas in August. Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) world premiere of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's opera It's a Wonderful Life is now available for audio streaming, high resolution download, and CD pre-orders on the PENTATONE website. The CD will be released worldwide on September 1. It's a Wonderful Life is the newest addition to PENTATONE's American Opera Series.  (more...)

Showtime Announces New Sports Docu-Series A SEASON WITH NAVY FOOTBALL
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

 SHOWTIME Sports will chronicle the 2017 Naval Academy football team with weekly installments of the all-access documentary series A SEASON WITH NAVY FOOTBALL.  The third edition of the groundbreaking franchise, A SEASON WITH, immerses viewers behind the scenes and into the lives of the football players and coaches at the storied Service Academy with weekly 30-minute episodes throughout the 2017 season. (more...)

Forty Year Friendship Shines In Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

School-friends Greg Yates and Tim Jones have enjoyed a friendship that has spanned the last 40 years. Having acted in hundreds of shows together they have now embarked on a new project; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's production of BRASSED OFF as Jim and Harry. (more...)

James Martin's 'An Ignominious Beginning' revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

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BroadwayCon 2018 Industry Day Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that tickets for BroadwayCon Industry Day are now on sale. (more...)

LELA & CO Extends Again at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

This summer's runaway hit is Steep Theatre's Lela & Co. This powerful U.S. premiere will run through September 16. Steep is adding eight new chances to hear Lela's passionately told story of resilience and hope in the face of overwhelming adversity, featuring Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik, whose performances have been described as 'stunning,' 'fantastic,' and 'extraordinary empathetic.' (more...)

Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE Comes to Rorschach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Rorschach Theatre announces the cast and designers for its revival of NEVERWHERE (2013), Robert Kauzlaric's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's modern cult classic about a man who stumbles upon adventure in a dangerous and magical world that exists below the streets of London. The ensemble cast will include returning cast members Sarah Taurchini as Door and Daniel Corey as Richard Mayhew. The design team will include cutting-edge set and projections design collective Pixelumen Lab. (more...)

nFusz to Debut World's First Interactive Online Talent Competition Show
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

nFusz, Inc., the Hollywood-based digital technology company, has today announced the first commercial application of its notifiLIVE and notifiTV interactive broadcast and streaming video technology (more...)

Opera Star Marisol Montalvo to Debut MAD SCENE at Provincetown Art House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that internationally acclaimed opera star Marisol Montalvo will perform the world premiere of her new show Mad Scene, directed by Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman, on August 27 for one performance only.  (more...)

BWW First Person: What A Difference A Transfer Can Make; Looking at the Differences in Shows Between London and New York
by Kerry Breen - Aug 13, 2017

Ever wonder how your favorite show looks on the other side of the Atlantic? Sometimes a show is exactly the same - and sometimes, the changes can make it nearly unrecognizable. It's no secret that productions cross the Atlantic all the time - whether they be iconic blockbusters like PHANTOM OF THE OPERA or more recent popular productions such as BEAUTIFUL and KINKY BOOTS. Sometimes, those shows end up almost exactly the same in their new home, with only the most minute changes; others appear to be entirely new pieces. The casts may change; staging may vary. Sometimes certain turns of phrase are edited or altered to make more sense, geographically or in terms of local slang. (more...)

Magnus Ahlqvist appointed new President and CEO of Securitas AB, as of March 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Much-loved Historian Celebrates 40 Years Of Working At Warrington Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

One of Warrington's biggest ambassadors is celebrating 40 years of working at the town's museum. (more...)

BWW Interview: Trevor Michael Schmidt Seizes the Day in NEWSIES at MTWichita
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 11, 2017

Recent graduate of Florida State University's Musical Theatre program, Trevor Michael Schmidt is currently seizing the day in Music Theatre Wichita's production of 'Newsies' as 'Crutchie' the sickly boy with a big heart. Schmidt has been a company member in MTWichita's whole summer season and is wrapping up his stay in Kansas by telling the Newsboy strike of 1899. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

Legendary Ladies of Motown Come to the Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Two unmistakable voices that helped define an entire generation of music in America, Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Martha Reeves of The Vandellas, come together for an evening of Motown favorites at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Saturday, October 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Welcome Afendi Yusuf as Principal Clarinet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Most have announced that Afendi Yusuf will join the Orchestra as principal clarinet beginning with the start of the coming Severance Hall season in September 2017. (more...)

Guitarist Ross 'The Boss' Friedman Named First-Ever Global Metal Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Wacken Open Air, one of the world's largest Heavy Metal music festivals, and the Hall of Heavy Metal History, have joined forces to Induct Legendary Manowar co-founder-guitarist/Dictators guitarist Ross 'The Boss' Friedman, as the first ever 'Global Metal Ambassador.' (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

World Premiere Comedy GREY NOMAD Captures Australian Retiree Lifestyle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Two couples, a wet T-shirt competition - and one vast country. As a growing number of Australian retirees choose to continuously circumnavigate the world's largest island in their caravans and RVs, a new comedy captures their unique spirit and sense of camaraderie. L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Grey Nomad by Australian playwright Dan Lee in a visiting production at the Skylight Theatre. Directed by Iain Sinclair, Grey Nomad opens on Monday, Sept. 11. (more...)

RADA President Kenneth Branagh to Direct Tom Hiddleston in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Kenneth Branagh's Olivier Award-winning theatre company will join forces with RADA for a co-production of Hamlet, to support the transformation of RADA's Chenies Street site in London, further developing the Academy as a world-leader in dramatic arts training. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marianne Cordillo of CUPA CABANA
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 1, 2017

Broadwayworld.com Food and Wine interviewed Marianne Cordillo, the owner of Cupa Cabana. Her company provides the highest quality coffee service for special events. (more...)

THIEVERY CORPORATION On Tour This Fall; Racquel Jones To Make U.S. Debut!
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Following a thorough transatlantic tour playing festivals and headlining shows throughout Europe, THIEVERY CORPORATION will be returning to the U.S. to play a packed round of dates around the country (tour dates below). The band is very happy to announce the U.S. debut of vocalist RACQUEL JONES who co-wrote and sings on 'Letter To The Editor,' the first single and video from the latest album, The Temple of I & I.  The Jamaica-based artist will join Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO on Saturday, August 5th. (more...)

Holocaust Historian Shares Untold Survivors' Stories
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

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Festival Ballet Theatre Announces Rare and Rousing Performances at GALA OF THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Festival Ballet Theatre Announces Rare and Rousing Performances From World-Renowned Ballet Dancers at the 10th Anniversary GALA OF THE STARS (more...)

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