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¬"WOW¬" The Acclaimed International Water Spectacular To Make a Splash at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas - Performances Begin September 26, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Prepare to be transported into a world of water, wonder and fantasy as 'WOW,' the internationally-acclaimed production, will make its North American debut with a splash at the Rio Showroom at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas September 26, 2017. (more...)

East Haddam Stage Company to Tour Sherlock Holmes Mystery Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Announcing East Haddam Stage Company's tour of Sherlock Holmes And The Adventure Of The Speckled Band (more...)

Auditions Announced for Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT at Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production of Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT (Or Holmes for the Holidays) on Monday, September 25th and Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00pm by appointment.  (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

2017/18 Professional Training Institute Ensemble Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble, an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.¬†¬† The 2017/18 PTI ensemble includes Elliott Brotherhood, Juliana Garcia-Malacara-Flynn, Lindsay Gleason, Durran Goodwin Jr., Kamani Graham, Meguire Hennes, Nathan Kabara, Maricella Kessenich, Logan Mu√Īoz, Bradley Nowacek, Reese Parish, Dominic Schiro, Payton Elizabeth Stovall, Kenyon Terrell, Saleaqua Winston, and Mainyia Xiong.¬† These sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

PHOTO: On Set with Will Smith & Cast of Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN; Production Now Underway
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Casting for ALADDIN, the live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London. Below, check out a selfie of ALADDIN cast members Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari (more...)

Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath to Lead Keen Company's LONELY PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that Steven Dietz's landmark play Lonely Planet would star Arnie Burton (The Government Inspector) and Matt McGrath (The Legend of Georgia McBride).  The design team will include Anshuman Bhatia (scenic), Jennifer Paar (costumes), Paul Hudson (lighting) and Bart Fasbender (sound).  (more...)

National Theatre of MatMadia to Present SHE MOON: A SHOW ABOUT BUTTS at The Muse Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The National Theatre of MatMadia is proud to present SHE MOON: A Show About Butts at The Muse Brooklyn. SHE MOON, an ensemble creation, is directed by Maddy Campbell. (more...)

Cast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) playful stage adaptation of arguably the most popular of Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice. (more...)

Dragon Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

2018 is The Season of Everything at Dragon Theatre. See the full schedule below. (more...)

Rose Theater Announces the Cast of MADAGASCAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Rose Theater is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, playing October 6-22, 2017. The show is being directed by long-time Rose artist educator Kevin Ehrhart. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces the Cast of THE LEARNED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Centenary Stage Company announces cast for upcoming production of Freyda Thomas' hilarious contemporary re-imagining of Moliere's penultimate play The Learned Ladies. Presented in the Lackland Performing Arts Center the production will run from October 6 through October 22 in the over 500 seat state of the art Sitnik Theatre. (more...)

by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is the central character in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play receiving its regional premiere in a spectacular production by the Pioneer Theatre Company. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg proficiently stages the compelling show and guides the expert nine cast members playing 35 different roles. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

A Broadway Favorite, Country Greats & More Headline the Reif Performing Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

On the heels of a multi-million dollar renovation, the Reif Performing Arts Center today announced one of its most entertaining season lineups to date. (more...)

BWW Review: An Adventure Through Time and Technology in THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, at CoHo Theatre
by Krista Garver - Sep 16, 2017

Madeleine George's Pulitzer Prize-nominated THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE takes the audience on a journey through time (and several Watsons, from Alexander Graham Bell's assistant to Sherlock Holmes's sidekick to IBM's Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer) that explores the nature of our relationship with technology and, fundamentally, with other people. (more...)

Clive Merrison and Issy Van Randwyck Star in Judith Burnley's ANYTHING THAT FLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Casting has been announced for the second production of Jermyn Street Theatre's autumn ESCAPE Season. (more...)

Wish Granted! Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Announces Release Date
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London for Disney's ALADDIN, the live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, and Entertainment Weekly has revealed the film's release date: May 24, 2019. (more...)

SMALL TALK Reading at North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The New Works Reading Series returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre with Small Talk, by Deborah Serra on September 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

WOW Water Spectacular to Make a Splash at Rio Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Prepare to be transported into a world of water, wonder and fantasy as "WOW," the internationally-acclaimed production, will make its North American debut with a splash at the Rio Showroom at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas September 26, 2017. (more...)

Paola Lazaro's THERE'S ALWAYS THE HUDSON Rounds Out Reading Series at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival incubates new works for the American stage through its New Play Reading series, which continues with Paola Lazaro, playwright of Tell Hector I Miss Him and Atlantic Theater Company's 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence. A public reading of Lazaro's newest work, entitled There's Always the Hudson, will take place on Tuesday, August 15 at 7 pm. (more...)

Lovehistory's TRIAL BY JURY to Return with New Case Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

After the massive success of its initial launch earlier in the year, Lovehistory return with Trial By Jury with a brand new court-case next week. (more...)

Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis to Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival capstones its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Revival of American Buffalo by David Mamet. American Buffalo, under the direction of John Gould Rubin (Artistic Director of The Private Theater), runs for a limited engagement of 11 performances between August 24 - September 2, 2017. All performances take place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Hans Zimmer 'Live In Prague' on Multiple Formats 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

One of the most successful film music composers working today, Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer (The Lion King) will be presented on multiple formats when Live In Prague is released on November 3 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at the Ahmanson Makes for Exhilarating Theatre
by Don Grigware - Aug 7, 2017

What a deliciously exciting and provocative evening in the theatre! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's novel, comes to vivid life as a play within a play with a fascinating array of visual effects, a dynamite ensemble and a remarkable performance by Adam Langdon under the skilled direction of Marianne Elliott. It graces the Ahmanson stage through September 10 only. (more...)

David Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, and Marianne Benedict Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced its new adult cast with David Shannon playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Gina Beck as Miss Honey and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its sixth year in the West End and is booking until 27 May 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE ILLUSIONISTS, Coming to Broward Center Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, will play the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale June 19 - 24 as part of its North American tour in 2018. Get a sneak peek at some of the illusionists below! (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Meet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

It's nearly here! An initiative and production years in the making comes to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Bagley Wright Theatre stage in just two short weeks in the form of a musical adaptation of The Odyssey, featuring an over-100-person cast. (more...)

Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrated the announcement of Chicago's 2017 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members. The Joseph Jefferson Awards are Chicago theaters' equivalent to Broadway's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards.  (more...)

BWW Previews: THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY at the Boward Centre for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 25, 2017

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. (more...)

Servant Stage Company's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Hold on to your seats for the original amazing race, Around the World in 80 Days, presented by Servant Stage Company September 7-17, 2017 at The Uptown Theatre at Lancaster Alliance Church. (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere Comedy RESOLVING HEDDA at Victory Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Maria Gobetti, co-artistic director of the Victory Theatre Center, is pleased to announce casting has been completed for the next production scheduled in The Big Victory - the world premiere of Jon Klein's comedy RESOLVING HEDDA. (more...)

The World's Greatest Detective Comes to Orlando Shakes in THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The game is afoot this Halloween during Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, running from October 11 - November 19, 2017 in the Goldman Theater. (more...)

THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW, STAGE KISS, HENRY V and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival reveal the complete playbill for the 2018 season. Having introduced Festival patrons to Two-Way Theatre in 2017, the Shaw Festival will continue to invite the audience into the creative process, giving them a real voice in the theatre experience. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival's Women Artists Writing Group to Host 2nd Annual Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival is committed to cultivating female voices onstage through its Women Artists Writing (WAW) Group, helmed by actors Heidi Armbruster and Mary Bacon.  (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...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Bring Breathtaking Magic to Fox Cities PAC Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY will take the stage for three performances in April. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017


Virginia Stage Season 39 is Off to Record Start
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Tickets for Virginia Stage Company's Season 39 have been on sale for just a few days and have broken multiple sales records, seeing more than a threefold increase on opening day over last season. This combined with season membership sales, that have already exceeded all of last season, shows promise for what was anticipated to be Virginia Stage's most blockbuster season in years. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017


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...)

Two New Installments of Award-Winning BLOOD ON THE STAGE Series Coming this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Amnon Kabatchnik's celebrated Blood on the Stage series will grow by two volumes this Fall with the release of two new installments:  Blood on the Stage: 1600-1800 and Blood on the Stage: 1800-1900. Published by Rowman & Littlefield, Blood on the Stage: 1600-1800 and Blood on the Stage: 1800-1900 will be available nationwide in late August 2017 and late September 2017 respectively. (more...)

Works by Steven Dietz and A.R. Gurney to Headline Keen Company's 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Keen Company will present two plays celebrating A SEASON OF CONNECTION.  (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

BWW Review: Montevallo Main Street Players Release the Comedy Hounds in BASKERVILLE
by David Edward Perry - Aug 11, 2017

'Baskerville' blends campy comedy into a fast paced Sherlock Holmes mystery. (more...)

Electric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer Concert
by Charles Shubow - Aug 11, 2017

Huge crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD appreciates film composer Hans Zimmer. (more...)

EVIL DEAD Comes to Grandel Theatre 10/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents the St. Louis debut of the wildly popular cult classic Evil Dead - The Musical at The Grandel Theatre for a limited two-week engagement October 10-22. Tickets go on sale August 11, and are available at, by calling 314-534-1111 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $90 for VIP Splatter Zone, $75 and $60 for orchestra, and $50 for balcony. (more...)

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