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Boroughs of the Dead Adds 'LOST SOULS' Roosevelt Island Tours in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Due to popular demand, Boroughs of the Dead has added two more Island of Lost Souls: A History of Madness and Medicine on Roosevelt Island tours in September 2017. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reboot In the Works at Warner Bros; Josh Gad & Rebel Wilson to Star?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2017

Today, a new report suggests that Warner Bros is hoping PITCH PERFECT's REBEL Wilson and BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad will sign on to star in the lead roles of Audrey and Seymour. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Premieres New Season of DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL , 9/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Featuring complete coverage of crimes that shook the communities where they took place, this season of DEADLINE: CRIME includes 10 all-new episodes, kicking off on Sunday, September 3 at 10/9c. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Upcoming Theater Auditions in the Nashville Area 7/27/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Linney Reveals She Saw a Ghost at Broadway's Belasco Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Laura Linney about performing at Broadway's Belasco Theater, notorious for Rumors of being haunted, and learns she went in a skeptic and came out a believer. (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD III - Last Act Theatre's All Female Version Inspiring
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 26, 2017

Shakespeare's RICHARD III, is one of his best in terms of sheer drama, but Last Act Theatre takes it a step further by filling the traditionally male dominated world with an all female cast; the result is dazzling and inspiring. (more...)

New iGR report identifies major trends of the U.S. wireless and mobile industry during the second quarter of 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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BWW Exclusive: The Life and Times of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Kerry Breen - Jul 23, 2017

The show, which has amassed a cult following and a dedicated set of fans, was a popular production, produced world-wide and throughout the country at various times since its 1998 off-Broadway premiere. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SKELETON CREW Presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University is an Insightful Must-See Play
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 19, 2017

The New Jersey Premiere of Playwright Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award winning play, 'Skeleton Crew' is now being presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University through Sunday, July 30th. Directed by the theater's Producing Artistic Director, John J. Wooten, this insightful show is a must-see production for metro area audiences. (more...)

COMBOY VERSUS SAMURAI Opens at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

]The Long Beach Playhouse is pleased to present Cowboy versus Samurai in its Studio Theatre. It's the story of an Asian American High School English teacher, his two friends, one who is also Asian American and one a 'cowboy' and a beautiful Asian American colleague with a preference for dating white guys. Will the English teacher use his literary talent to help the cowboy or to help himself? (more...)

Despite Reports, Hugh Jackman Will Not Play 'Scar' in LION KING Remake
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Prior to the D23 LION KING panel held on Saturday morning in Anaheim, CA, Rumors began to swirl that Tony Award winner and action star Hugh Jackman had signed on to lend his voice to the villainous 'Scar' in Jon Favreau's upcoming remake. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Daisy Eagan and More to Share SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Small Town Confessions, a new play by Phil Geoffrey Bond, will be seen as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this August for three performances only. (more...)

Disney's Overhauled 'Great Movie Ride' to Follow History of Disney Movie Musicals?
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

During a morning preview show for the 2017 D23 Expo, it was revealed that permits appear to have been filed for changes to Disney World's The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios. Rumors have been circulating that the attraction was to undergo a 'significant overhaul'. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Here She Goes Again! Christine Baranski to Reprise Role in MAMMA MIA Movie Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Broadway alum Christine Baranski has signed on to reprise her role of 'Tanya' in Universal's recently announced MAMMA MIA! sequel, subtitled 'Here We Go Again!' (more...)

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 'Survival' Attraction Comes to Las Vegas This Summer
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Fremont Street Experience will soon be home to a new attraction, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Survival, scheduled to open summer 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Events for THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL Announced at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The 15th Anniversary festival of LGBT arts features two weeks of theater, dance, musicals, cabaret, art, and more!  (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

LESS THAN JAKE Comes to Fox Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

'But they never went anywhere,' you protest. Well reader, in that sense you are correct. But this fall they're not only serving up their first full-length in five years, but-after more than two decades together-also embracing a total bads to basics approach. (more...)

COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI to Bring Comedic Face-Off to Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

What if the classic romantic comedy, Cyrano DeBergerac, was set in modern day Wyoming? What if the large-nosed protagonist was now an Asian American High School English teacher and his love interest was the beautiful new Asian American teacher with a preference for dating white guys? Will the eloquent English teacher put his feelings aside to help his cowboy friend win her heart? Or is there hope for the samurai that lies within the teacher? (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017
by - Aug 8, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon Talks New Film & Possible Run for NY Governor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Broadway alum Cynthia Nixon now stars in the new film THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK. The Tony winner stopped by this morning's TODAY to explain that the film is a coming-of-age story, a mystery and a cautionary tale about gentrification. (more...)

2Scoops and Broadway's Allison Guinn to Play Joe's Pub, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again. Although they are not on speaking terms, and embroiled in a vicious legal battle, they will perform as planned because the court has ruled that they are LEGALLY OBLIG8TED. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International Affair
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Aug 7, 2017

For a community dependent on tourists, Broadway does not like outsiders. So it is no surprise that when in 2013 Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), a large theater owner and producing conglomerate in the UK, paid approximately $60 million for a long-term lease on one of Broadway's largest, but most troubled, venues, the industry took notice. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING Premieres at Linq Hotel & Casino
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Celebrities and fans swarmed at the star-studded premiere of “SHARKNADO 5: Global Swarming” at the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino Sunday, August 6. Syfy's highly-anticipated fifth installment of the “Sharknado” franchise took the world by storm (more...)

Hanover Little Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hanover Little Theatre will take on family and politics during the 2017-18 season, exposing the true stories of mothers and grandmothers before moving onto marital mixups and political scandal. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Daisy Eagan and More Star in New Comedy, SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Small Town Confessions, a new play by Phil Geoffrey Bond, will be seen as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this August for three performances only at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street: Thurs. Aug. 10 at 12:30PM; Sat. Aug.12 at 3:30PM; and Mon. Aug. 14 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $25 and available at www.BroadwayBoundBestival.com/book-online.   (more...)

Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Rumor Buster: Interlakes GYPSY Has In Fact Purchased Rights; The Show Will Go On!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

After receiving a series of emails this morning about a rogue regional production of Gypsy, BroadwayWorld decided to investigate... (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area (8/4/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor to Voice Scar in Disney's Live-Action THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

According to reports, the 12 YEARS A SLAVE star is now in final talks with the studio to take on the character originally voiced by Jeremy Irons in the original animated version. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 3rd, 2017: CURVY WINDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Opens Tonight and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 3, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

SEASON OPENING GALA Announced at Tacoma Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre welcomes the community to join us at our special Gala and Silent Auction celebrating our 99th Season.  This special fund raising event will be filled with fine wine, fine hors d'oeuvres, and fine entertainment.    (more...)

Brittain Ashford Confirms GREAT COMET Return; Who Will Play Pierre?
by Alan Henry - Aug 2, 2017

Brittain Ashford took to social media to confirm she will be returning to GREAT COMET following Ingrid Michaelson's departure from the production. Rumors have been circulating about the fate of the show following the controversy of replacing Okieriete Onaodowan with Mandy Patinkin - who withdrew from the production following the outcry. (more...)

Tell-All Book Reveals What Really Happened To Louis XVII
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette died by guillotine during the French Revolution in 1793. The fate of their son, Louis XVII, however, has been shrouded in mystery for more than 200 years. (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...)

BRILLIANT TRACES to Start This September at Roy Arias Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

FSC Productions presents 'Brilliant Traces' by Cindy Lou Johnson beginning at Roy Arias Stage II September 13th with performances through October 1st. David Newer directs. The cast features Faust Checho* and Lisa Fernandez*. *(Member of Actors Equity). (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Opens 99th Season with RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre opens their 99th Season with Neil Simon's hysterical comedy, Rumors, directed by Erin Chanfrau. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Fremont Street Experience Unveils Multi-Sensory Zombie Attraction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Fremont Street Experience introduces its newest spine-tingling attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, "Fear the Walking Dead Survival," today, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Inspired by AMC's hit TV series, "Fear the Walking Dead," every element of the highly anticipated, zombie-themed walk-through attraction transports guests into a zombie apocalyptic world through a thrilling combination of motion rides, mazes, interactive videogames and non-stop fun. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

BWW Previews: 13 THE MUSICAL at Popovsky Performing Arts Studio
by Annalise Prentiss - Aug 10, 2017

Ah, the struggles of becoming a teenager. We all know or remember the time when we were becoming a teenager, or in Evan Goldman's case, 'becoming a man'. In 13 the Musical, with original music by Jason Robert Brown, the audience gets to experience multiple accounts of turning 13 but most importantly, the new kid, Evan Goldman, and his struggle to plan the perfect Bar Mitzvah. (more...)

Tell-All Book Reveals What Really Happened To Louis XVII
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette died by guillotine during the French Revolution in 1793. The fate of their son, Louis XVII, however, has been shrouded in mystery for more than 200 years. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Daisy Eagan, Sally Mayes, and More In New Comedy SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Small Town Confessions, a new play by Phil Geoffrey Bond, will be seen as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this month for three performances only. (more...)

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