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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes to Gateway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Feed the need for musical comedy as The Gateway presents its production of Little Shop of Horrors, the hit musical from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, creative geniuses behind Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. A clever satire, bursting with dynamic dance numbers and Motown and doo-wop songs, like "Suddenly Seymour," "Skid Row" (Downtown), "Dentist," and of course, the title song, Little Shop of Horrors is one of the most popular shows in the world. Charming and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, this show never fails to entertain! Previews on Wed, Aug 23 and Thurs, Aug 24 start at $39. All other tickets start at $59. Contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at https://TheGateway.org. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

John Lee Hooker to be Celebrated with Career-Spanning Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the release of King Of The Boogie, a career-spanning retrospective, honoring blues icon John Lee Hooker. (more...)

Andrea Arvanigian Earns Her Equity Membership Through the Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Barn Theatre has just announced that returning AppRentice, Andrea Arvanigian, is the Barn's newest Actors' Equity Association member! She is the second AppRentice this season to earn Equity Membership. (more...)

Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre opens the 2017-18 season with Hot Mikado, a swinging version of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado, running Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

INTAR and InViolet Theater to Premiere NEIGHBORS: A FAIR TRADE AGREEMENT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

INTAR and InViolet Theater will present the World Premiere of NEIGHBORS: A Fair Trade Agreement, a new play by Bernardo Cubria, directed by Lou Moreno. Neighbors will star Andrew Blair and Gerardo Rodriguez. (more...)

Tune Up! RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets 2017-18 Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The producers of the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. (more...)

Boney James to Release 'Honestly'; Celebrates New Singles and U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Genre-blurring artist Boney James is once again creating a multi-format success story at radio. “Tick Tock” the first instrumental single from James' upcoming album debuts high on the Mediabase Smooth AC Charts in its first week. (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...)

Natalie Portman & Michael Bloomberg to Receive Honors at EMA Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

cademy Award and Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman will be honored by the Environmental Media Association (EMA) with the EMA Ongoing Commitment Award at the 27th Annual EMA Awards Benefit on Sept. 23 (more...)

BWW Review: Levi Kreis Brings BROADWAY AT THE KEYS to LA
by Don Grigware - Aug 21, 2017

A small town Tennessee Southern Baptist sissy Levi Kreis has taken LA, New York and the world by storm within this millenium. When he performs not only gays flock to see him. He has many, many straight fans as well. Why? Because this phenomenon is one enormous talent who, as my mom used to say, can make a piano TALK. He won a Tony for playing Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet and has developed a fast-paced, heart-pounding style like no other singer of this generation. He is mesmerizing to watch and a dynamite pleasure to listen to.  On Saturday August 19 Kreis (pronounced like Christ without the t by his own admission) performed his solo show at LGBT in Hollywood . He is on tour to promote his latest CD Broadway at the Keys. To say the show was a hit with the audience is an understatement, as most lined up in the lobby following the 80-minute set to purchase the CD and to meet the charismatic singing/songwriting star for a selfie and a signature. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: over 70 members of the Broadway community will rally tonight for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out!' (more...)

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Sings Stellar Sondheim/Britney Spears Mashup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

As part of Mary-Mitchell Campbell's concert last night at Feinstein's/54 Below, Jonathon Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening) performed an amazing mashup of Britney Spears and Stephen Sondheim songs, arranged by Campbell herself. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Shupe of BILLY ELLIOT at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2017

Versatile actor Will Shupe moonlights as a set designer. Some of his secrets are revealed in this fascinating interview. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/19/2017
by - Aug 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/19/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Weighs In On Confederate Statue Removal Controversy
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. spoke TMZ this week about the curRent controversy regarding the removal of Confederate statues and monuments which are still displayed throughout the country. The former HAMILTON star shared his belief that no statue should be 'off the table (more...)

Photo Flash: TheaterLab presents LAST DITCH PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

LAST DITCH PLAYLIST, a new play by Brad Baron, who is also featured in the production along with Ross McCorkell, Amy Stringer and Dontonio Demarco will be presented on August 17, 18 and 19 (Thursday - Saturday) at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Theaterlab, located at 357 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/975828.  (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Theatre Blogger West End Wilma has just announced that the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd) will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London's Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre).  (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...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat Cosmetics, Headshots and More with Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who co-star in Broadway's War Paint, sat down for an interview with fellow Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth this afternoon via Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can check out everything the trio had to say - from Elizabeth Arden's products and inspiring vocalists to first headshots - in the video below! (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE KING AND I to Arrive at Smith Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

This fall, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes two Broadway favorites to Las Vegas with the arrival of a magical underwater adventure in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, THE KING AND I. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan Visits Alum Michael Lee Brown at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Michael Lee Brown joined the Dear Evan Hansen company in October 2016 as understudy for all three young male roles. He has now played Jared, Connor and Evan to acclaim! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Improvised Jane Austen to Make Merry for Michaelmas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Chicago Reader-recommended and a PerformInk Critic's Pick, Improvised Jane Austen performs on four Sundays this fall at the Blackout Cabaret in Piper's Alley. Starting off the holiday theater season early, the long-running all-female comedy team makes merry for Michaelmas, conjuring a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century novelist. Headstrong heroines, cads and suitors, meddling mothers and merry misadventures culminate in a properly absurd British conclusion. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (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...)

Cortney Wolfson and More Set for YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cortney Wolfson, Dan DeLuca, and more in YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY as part of the New Writers at 54 summer series on August 28th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at The Smith Center
by Jessica Vanek - Aug 16, 2017

I've always been a fan of satire and cheesy comedy, but the Broadway smash 'Something Rotten' by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick took this art form to a whole new level. The show is curRently on tour, and made a stop in Las Vegas's beautiful Smith Center. I was lucky enough to get tickets and experience this musical masterpiece. (more...)

Rockdale Musical Society to Debut DREAMGIRLS in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Sydney is about to enjoy the thrilling behind-the-scenes musical that takes audiences on a journey from Pop to Rock & Roll to Rhythm & Blues to Disco… and beyond! (more...)

Michael Halling and Leah Berry to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. (more...)

Royal Family Productions and We So Hapa Join Forces for SONGS OF OTHERNESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is partnering with We So Hapa, a non-profit group founded to showcase multi-ethnic talent, for this diversity-centric, one-night-only cabaret event entitled Songs of Otherness on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (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...)

Photo Flash: CRT presents the Regional Premiere of NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

For the fifth production in their 46th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre will present the regional premiere of the hysterical comedy Nana's Naughty Knickers written by Katherine DiSavino. Performances will run from August 16 - 26 with evening show times at 7:30. Matinees are available on August 18, 20, 22 and 23 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org, using the online service ETix. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT. (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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Enters 'The Final Countdown' in Rehearsal at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein. Rock of Ages runs August 24 - October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, September 7, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Public Works Seattle: Groundbreaking Program Announced At Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced details for Public Works Seattle, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theatre initiative aimed at creating theatre of the people, by the people, and for the people of the region. Adapted from the nationally recognized model built by New York City's prestigious the Public Theater, the program seeks to engage audiences in new ways by making them creators and not just spectators. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017
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REVERENCIA AWARDS Announces the Nominees of Its 3rd Edition
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 15, 2017

'My Fair Lady' leads the list with 11 nominations, followed by 'Suassuna - O Auto do Reino do Sol', with ten. The Reverencia Award is the only theatrical prize in Brazil, aimed at musical theater, that includes simultaneously spectacles of the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The ceremony will be on September 27, in Rio de Janeiro. (more...)

Fader Approved 3 Million + Spotify Stream Artist New Single
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Indie alt pop outfit Dutch Party have just released the new single, 'Blade Runner'. Dutch Party has received critical and commercial acclaim with features in Billboard, Pigeons and Planes and Fader among others. 'Blade Runner' is the first song off of the upcoming EP Combat Pop and combines infectious guitar riffs, with heartfelt and poignant lyricism. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

American Homes 4 Rent Announces Public Offering of Common Shares
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

RENT 20TH Anniversary Tour To Bring A Season Of Love To Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent is set to play at the Century II Concert Hall in Wichita, Kansas October 30 through November 1. (more...)

BWW Feature: SUMMER ART MARKET at The Parliament Arts Organization in Downtown York, PA
by Christy Brooks - Aug 14, 2017

For the second year, the SUMMER ART MARKET, in coordination with THE PARLIAMENT ARTS ORGANIZATION located in Downtown York, Pennsylvania, has produced an opportunity for visual, fine and performing artists, to exhibit their talents for the area and surrounding communities. Kate Harmon, Director of Events and Marketing for The Parliament, states 'The Parliament Arts Organization is a nonprofit with a simple mission - Empowering artists. Transforming York. We do it several ways - through our art gallery with rotating shows, workshops to help creatives develop skills needed to make their business a success, and through hosting small and large events for the community. This year, the Summer Art Market was a way for us to really focus on giving local artists a platform to sell. By raising additional sponsorship dollars, we were able to waive the fee for local artists (and even Rent them tents for free), so that nothing was in their way when it came to selling their wares.' (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 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 first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

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