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Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL, )
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL,

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A spoof of the contests that pit children against children to determine who has the best command of their voluminous vocabulary. Among the competitors are the incumbent, Wentworth Miller III, and Grammarcy Park, who placed first in the Math Bee. Presiding over the test are four-time champion Rhona Janet and vice principal Douglas Panch.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30
by Audition Roundup - Jul 30, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 30, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Stars in BUTTERFLIES Reading at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2017

Barrington Stage Company favorite and Tony Award-Winner Donna McKechnie with a group of established Broadway actors were the cast in BSC's Musical Theatre Lab reading of the original musical BUTTERFLIES. (more...)

Patricia Richardson to Return to Bucks County Playhouse in OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Four-time Emmy nominee Patricia Richardson will star in the Broadway hit play, "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) - returning to where she appeared in a record-breaking, star-studded production of "Steel Magnolias" last summer. (more...)

Filling Their Shoes: Betsy Wolfe Explains the Art of the Broadway Replacement
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 27, 2017

Betsy Wolfe was last seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Falsettos playing Cordelia. Wolfe told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge how she made the role her of Jenna own and why it's so important to do so. (more...)

Blank Canvas Theatre Announces Cast of EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre has announced the cast of EQUUS. (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Jim Stanek and Janet Metz to Lead WILLY WONKA and 'JOSEPH' at NewArts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

NewArts, a not-for-profit theatrical production organization based in Newtown, CT that was recently featured in the award-winning documentary film, Midsummer in Newtown, continues its mission of fostering healing and strength through the performing arts and character development as it produces Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for its Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 Innovative Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Casting for 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company to Stage SEUSSICAL JR. This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will present a one -hour, family-friendly adaptation of the Broadway musical 'Seussical Jr.' tailored especially for young audiences. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

Dana Smith-Croll, George E. Salazar and Marilyn Sokol to Star in RAGING SKILLET at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

TheaterWorks announced final casting today for RAGING SKILLET by Jacques Lamarre the 5th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season. (more...)

Social: Backstage at WAITRESS with Caitlin Houlahan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Caitlin Houlahan, currently starring as WAITRESS's charmingly neurotic New Dawn Rising, took us behind the scenes with her yesterday on Instagram, see all her great posts below! And be sure to catch her Instagram story before it disappears! (more...)

Social: WAITRESS's Caitlin Houlahan Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Caitlin Houlahan, currently starring as WAITRESS's charmingly neurotic New Dawn Rising, takes us behind the scenes with her today on Instagram! (more...)

Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz to Star in REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Lauren Taslitz (book/lyrics) and Danny Ursetti (music) are pleased to announce that their new project REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING (formerly titled Things We Think, But Don't Dare Say) will make its debut with a special two-night run as the final installment of this year's "Artists on the Horizon" emerging musical theater artists series at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, starring Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Feature Open Caption Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) has been selected for a two-year partnership with Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) National Open Captioning Initiative (NOCI) to sponsor open captioned performances during the upcoming 2017-2018 Season. (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...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out Aaron Tveit in Rehearsal for Barrington Stage's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Aaron Tveit (Broadway's Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), who returns to BSC after previously playing 'Matt' in the 2007 production of Calvin Berger, will star as 'Bobby' in Company, along with Ellen Harvey (Broadway's Present Laughter) as 'Joanne,'Lawrence Street (Broadway's Urinetown) as 'Harry,' Jeanette Bayardelle (Broadway's The Color Purple) as 'Sarah,' Kate Loprest(Broadway's First Date) as 'Susan,' Paul A. Schaefer(Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera) as 'Peter,' Jane Pfitsch (Broadway'sCabaret) as 'Jenny,' James Ludwig (Broadway's Spamalot) as 'David,' Lauren Marcus (Little Shop of Horrors, Sharon Playhouse) as 'Amy,' Joseph Spieldenner (Broadway's Les Miserables) as 'Paul,' Peter Reardon (BSC's All My Sons) as 'Larry,' Nora Schell(Spamilton, Triad Theater) as 'Marta,' and Rebecca Kuznick (BSC's Fiddler on the Roof) as 'Kathy.' Featuring a book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with choreography by Jeffrey Page, music supervision by Darren Cohen, music direction by Alex Shields, and direction by JuliAnne Boyd, Company will begin previews on August 10 and is set to open August 13 for a run through September 2. (more...)

BWW Review: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Ankeny Community Theatre
by Nolan Boggess - Aug 6, 2017

What do you get when two undercover cops, a clueless mayor, his wife, a security guard, an accountant and the Scottish mob collide in two conjoining motel rooms set somewhere in the middle of America? The answer has to be a poorly thought out joke or the play Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith, which is the final show of Ankeny Community Theatre's 35th season. Luckily, the cast of Unnecessary Farce does great wonders with this complicated joke and provides a wild and farcical time while squeezing out every ounce of humor in this lackluster and predictable script. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE presented by The Charles Seller Foundation
by Gina Zenyuch - Aug 5, 2017

For its 67th year, The Charles Seller Foundation Talent Time Players presented 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' on Thursday night August 3, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAM
by Review Roundups - Aug 3, 2017

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

The White Theatre at The J Announces 2017-2018 Season;
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Excitement is in the air as The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City announces its 2017-2018 season of arts and cultural offerings at the White Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's A PARALLELOGRAM
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2017

Second Stage Theater presents The New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A Parallelogram, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. A Parallelogram opened yesterday, August 2nd, at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rdStreet), and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Company of A PARALLELOGRAM Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2017

Second Stage Theater presents The New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A Parallelogram, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. A Parallelogram opened yesterday, August 2nd, at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rdStreet), and BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the after party below! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Opens at Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the final musical in Limelight Theatre's 25th season, on the Matuza Main Stage July 20-August 20. (more...)

Florida Rep Opens Their 20th Season with Romantic Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of its 20th anniversary season with 'Outside Mullingar,' a delightful romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Winning author of 'Doubt' and 'Moonstruck.' (more...)

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (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...)

Helen Hayes Award-Winning Factory 449 presents LELA & CO.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Playwright Cordelia Lynn's is well aware of the intense, yet important journey examined in LELA & CO. "I knew that the play could be horrifying and shocking and upsetting - and all those things you can get out of visual violence, without actually showing it," says Lynn. "I want the audience to leave and think there are things happening that I don't see -- maybe because I don't want to see". (more...)

Aaron Tveit-Led COMPANY Extends at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced a one-week extension of Company. (more...)

Noah Haidle's New Play BIRTHDAY CANDLES Gets Workshop at Chautauqua Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, will continue its support of new play development with the 2017 New Play Workshop of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, directed by Vivienne Benesch. (more...)

Photo Flash: Garth Kravits, Farah Alvin, Meredith Inglesby, Jenny Lee Stern and More in BROADWAY BY THE TEAR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

BROADWAY BY THE TEAR, a dynamic evening of torch songs, produced, written, and hosted by NY's critically acclaimed impresario, Scott Siegel at Feinstein's/54 Below on July 29th, featured Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Meredith Inglesby (Beauty and the Beast), Farah Alvin, (Nine, Saturday Night Fever, It Shoulda Been You), Mia Gerachis, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Philippa Lynas (Australian singing star), Pepe Nufrio (54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits!), Jenny Lee Stern (Forbidden Broadway, Rocky: The Musical, Spamilton), Morissa Trunzo (Occasion for Sin), Remy Zaken and Rashad Naylor, with Ryan Shirar on the keys. (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...)

Joe Iconis and Family Take Over Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After many summers of blowing the roof off of Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, proudly presents Joe Iconis and Family TAKE OVER! on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Open Garden Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to present the classic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, showing September 8 - October 1, 2017. This musical kicks off the Garden's 10th Anniversary 2017- 2018 Season. Jesus Christ Superstar is presented by Bob and Dianna Duffy. The show is also sponsored by Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware. The 2017 - 2018 theatre series is sponsored by Evoyent, a Deloitte Network Company. (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...)

TUTS Welcomes Dan Knechtges as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of Tony-nominated director and choreographer, Dan Knechtges, as TUTS new Artistic Director. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

Charlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd today announce the cast for the world premiere of The Night Pirates, adapted from the best-selling children's book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. (more...)

Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse has announced a star studded cast for its production of Little Women the Musical, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Little Women the Musical is directed by past LCP Board Member Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Record Breaking Sales, Improvements
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

As patrons lined up for the evening performance of 'Guys and Dolls' on Friday, August 4, most were already aware that the show, which closes on August 12, was a hit. Strong critical reviews and happy audiences have fueled tremendous interest in the revival - creating a demand for tickets that is unprecedented at the Playhouse. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, Starring Jason Graae, to Knock the Ball Out of the Park at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with Damn Yankees, one of the most enduring Broadway musicals, featuring a score by legendary composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a cast that includes a number of veterans of New York City's Broadway stages. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Celia Keenan-Bolger and Anita Gillette in A PARALLELOGRAM at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Second Stage Theater presents the New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A Parallelogram, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. A PARALLELOGRAM opens tomorrow, August 2nd, at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rdStreet), and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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