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Four Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights In Memory Of Tony Award Winner Carole Shelley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss Tony Award® winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces WE WILL NOT BE SILENT By David Meyers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents the New England Premiere of We Will Not Be Silent, the docudrama by playwright David Meyers. Directed by New Rep Artistic Director Jim Petosa, the production runs October 13 through November 4, 2018 in the main stage theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. (more...)

Aidan Turner, Amara Okereke, and Katy Rudd Among Winners Of Stage Debut Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018

The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment, are thrilled to announce the 2018 winners, following the ceremony which took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue on Sunday 23 September, which was also streamed live on The Stage's Facebook Page. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces Leadership Change
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

New Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, announces that Artistic Director Jim Petosa will step down from his leadership position (held since 2012) at the end of the 2018-2019 Season. He will next direct We Will Not Be Silent, opening in October, which will be the last production he directs during his tenure as artistic director. (more...)

Jane Kaczmarek And Kate Burton Star In Staged Reading Of KINDERTRANSPORT By Diane Samuels
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Acclaimed actresses Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle") and Kate Burton ("Gray's Anatomy") star in a staged reading of the riveting drama Kindertransport  by Diane Samuels presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with producers Patty Glaser, Paula Holt, Perla Karney and Karen Winnick on Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. Directed by Deborah Lavine, the "moving, thought-provoking play," (Variety)inspired by one of the lesser known but most moving stories of the Holocaust explores the life of a child saved during the Kindertransport, the British humanitarian effort that rescued nearly 10,000 Jewish children prior to World War II. The performance celebrates the 80thAnniversary of the Kindertransport and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. (more...)

Marquee Theater Journalists Association Announces Award Nominees For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The San Francisco North Bay's Marquee Theater Journalists Association has released the list of nominees for its 3rd Annual MTJA Awards. The Association recognized the exemplary work of Sonoma County theater artists with nominations in seventeen categories that were culled from the sixty-six productions attended by MTJA members. Recipients will be announced at the 2018 MTJA Awards - A Celebration of Sonoma County Theater which will be held October 22nd at the Juncture Taproom and Lounge in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Hulu Shares Which Titles are Coming and Going This October
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Hulu shares all of the titles coming and going for the month of October. See the full list below! (more...)

Daniel Damiano's AMERICAN TRANQUILITY Comes to The East Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2018

After it's recently acclaimed performance in the 16th Annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival, a revival of award-winning Playwright/Actor Daniel Damiano's acclaimed and ultra-timely multi-character solo play for a 3 week/3 performance engagement comes to the new East Village Playhouse, produced by fandango 4 Art House. (more...)

Photos: Remembering Carole Shelley
by Walter McBride - Sep 11, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. Take a moment to remember the legendary star with a look back at some of her recent appearances. (more...)

Carole Shelley Passes Away at 79
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Carole Shelley, best known for originating the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked, has passed away at age 79. (more...)

Pulitzer Winner ANNA IN THE TROPICS Comes to Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Gallery Players continues its 52nd season with ANNA IN THE TROPICS by Nilo Cruz. (more...)

Austin Pendleton's WARS OF THE ROSES Returns 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Theater for the New City has announced that due to popular demand they will be presenting Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton's adaptation of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III for three nights only December 3rd, 4th and 5th. (more...)

2018 Marquee Theater Journalists Association Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

San Francisco North Bay theater artists gathered Monday night at the Juncture Taproom and Lounge in Santa Rosa for the Third Annual Marquee Theater Journalists Association Awards. Seventeen awards were given to local theatre artists and productions whose nominations were culled from the sixty-six Sonoma County productions attended by members from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opens In Philly With Cast Activities And Festive Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

It could be a new 'Tradition'..... For the first time in over 30 years, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof is coming to Philadelphia! The national touring production will open on Tuesday, October 23 at the Academy of Music.  (more...)

Casting Confirmed For PROOF At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Casting has been confirmed for Proof at the Hope Mill Theatre, by the Pulitzer Drama Prize winning playwright David Auburn. Having produced ten musicals with Aria Entertainment during the venue's opening three years, Proof will be Hope Mill Theatre's first self-produced play. Proof is Auburn's passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Starring Angela Costello, Lucy Jane Dixon (Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road), Sam Holland and David Keller, the production also mark's the directorial debut of Hope Mill Theatre's co-Artistic Director, Joseph Houston. (more...)

Daniel Damiano's AMERICAN TRANQUILITY Extends At The East Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2018

As a result of its critically and audience acclaimed limited engagement in October, we are proud to announce that Daniel Damiano's ultra-timely multi-character solo play, American Tranquility, will be extending its run beginning Nov 2nd through November 17th at the East Village Playhouse, produced by fandango 4 Art House. (more...)

DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - the acclaimed new new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will begin performances tonightat the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement. (more...)

Tony-Winning Designer Clint Ramos to Lead Fordham's Design and Production Major
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Decorated designer Clint Ramos, currently represented on Broadway by Once On This Island, has just joined the staff at Fordham University heading up their Design and Production track.  (more...)

The Cast of GAME ON is Ready to Compete at Pittsburgh CLO!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of GAME ON , November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019 at the CLO Cabaret. GAME ON is the second musical to be given a world premiere from Pittsburgh CLO's inaugural SPARK festival, which showcased musicals designed to cultivate the next generation of small-cast shows that will thrive in small venues around the country. GAME ON is written by Pittsburgh CLO alums Marcus Stevens and David Dabbon. Tickets for this hilarious game show extravaganza are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, and start at $31.25. (more...)

L.I.P. Service To Present Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

For the first time, L.I.P. Service is diving, headfirst, into the world of musical theatre. In our continuing efforts to grow and bring challenging theatre to audiences, we present to you the Penny Dreadful fantasia of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (A MUSICAL THRILLER; directed by Shawn Gann). (more...)

Michael McKeever's DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway on October 18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28.  Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Herbert Paine - Nov 6, 2018

Following his inspired direction of The Elephant Man, Zao Theatre's artistic director, Mickey Bryce, returns to themes that address the essence of humanity and expose societal hypocrisy in an equally moving and uplifting production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. The production runs through November 17th at Centerstage Church in Apache Junction, AZ. (more...)

Powerhouse Creative Team Drives Arizona Theatre Company Production Of THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

When Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) brings the iconic The Music Man to Tucson and Phoenix, a powerhouse behind-the-scenes creative team will dramatically shape the on-stage experience for both patrons and performers. (more...)

Alessandro Nivola to Star in SOPRANOS Prequel
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Sources tell Variety that Alessandro Nivola is in talks to star as Dickey Moltisanti in "The Many Saints of Newark," the 'Sopranos' prequel film, according to Variety. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Argyle Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Nov 19, 2018

Ring them bells! Director Evan Pappas' lavish production of 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame' is the newest spectacle at The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village and crowds are flocking to the timeless tale based on the Victor Hugo novel. A youthful troop of multitalented professionals tell the familiar story of the sensitive monster banished from society who charms its way into those with accepting and loving hearts. No not Elphaba from Wicked nor Shrek or The Elephant Man, but Quasimodo, the underdog locked in the cathedral who spends his life dreaming of a better one. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Comes to Temple Of Music & Art
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) brings the iconic musical The Music Man to Tucson's Temple of Music & Art from Dec. 1-30 and the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix from Jan. 5-27, 2019. (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY Comes to Sydney Mardi Gras!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The international one-man sensation CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY comes to Australia to perform as part of the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival and at Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne! (more...)

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY Announced At Chapel Off Chapel Melbourne!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The international one-man sensation CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY comes to Australia to perform as part of the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival and at Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne! (more...)

Director Robyn Cohen To Helm THE ELEPHANT MAN at El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Co-Producers Tom Vitorino and Alice L. Walker (Thursday Night Theater Club), have signed acclaimed director/actor, Robyn Cohen for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at The El Portal Theatre MainStage.  Both Vitorino and Walker are thrilled to have Robyn Cohen at the helm directing their cast of twelve. This will be her second time to direct with Thursday Night Theater Club. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN to Open At Historic El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

After several years and multiple attempts to obtain the rights, tenacity and perseverance prevailed.  Co-Producers Tom Vitorino and Alice L. Walker (www.ThursdayNightTheaterClub.com), are pleased to announce they are bringing one of the most important plays of the second half of the twentieth century, The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance, back to Los Angeles at The Historic El Portal Theatre. Opening March 21 - 23 and April 3 - 14, 2019 (more...)

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY Comes To Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The international one-man sensation CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY comes to Australia to perform as part of the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival and at Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2018
by - Dec 7, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Constantine Germanacos and Penny Fuller Will Join the Company of ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Anastasia will welcome new cast members to the Broadhurst Theatre this winter. Beginning Tuesday, December 18, original company member Constantine Germanacos will rejoin the hit Broadway musical as "Gleb." Emmy Award Winner Penny Fuller will assume the role of the "Dowager Empress" the week of January 7. (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's World Premiere THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. As Ed confronts his tragic past and tenuous future, he unexpectedly finds love beneath the starry Alaskan sky, and support from an unlikely ally. Introducing an auspicious new voice in American theatre, The Hour of Great Mercy by Miranda Rose Hall, is a tender, insightful and compassionate story about our collective relationship to illness, family, and redemption. (more...)

Activist Theater Company, Thursday Night Theater Club, Announces Second Production
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Activist theater company, Thursday Night Theater Club (@TNTheaterClub) continues its inaugural season with Eric Ulloa's '26 PEBBLES' on December 13, at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The Borderline Bar Victims Fund by Ventura County Community Foundation will receive a percentage of each ticket sold during the 10 week run. (more...)

Two Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Dallas Awards; Round 2 Launches Today!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced For DANIEL'S HUSBAND At Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement. (more...)

Wagnerian Comedy MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Will Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA (more...)

BWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Herbert Paine - Aug 27, 2018

Zao Theatre's production of The Elephant Man, directed by Mickey Bryce, is a powerhouse of acting and stagecraft, moving and provocative in content, and featuring compelling performances by Kellen Garner as John Merrick and Tyler Boettcher as Frederick Treves. The show runs through September 8th. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company's Arizona Artist Initiative Launches With NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

When David Ivers was named Artistic Director at Arizona Theatre Company, he made a commitment to spotlight Arizona artists: those who live here, were born here, return to or move here or who write about Arizona or our surrounding region.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Acceptance And Prejudice Play Out In THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Jade Kops - Aug 24, 2018

The true story of Victorian England's medical mystery plays out in Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man under Debbie Smith's direction. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.  (more...)

Participants Announced And Tickets On Sale For 2018 NEW YORK NEW WORKS THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 New York New Works Theatre Festival at www.nynwtheatrefestival.com. The festival runs September 4 - September 22, 2018. The festival is playing at Theatre Row, a program for Building the Arts NY, Inc.  (more...)

BBC One Announces THE ELEPHANT MAN, Starring STRANGER THINGS' Charlie Heaton
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

BBC One announces The Elephant Man, a two-part drama starring Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Joseph Merrick - better known as The Elephant Man. (more...)

World Premiere Of SPIN OFF Will Be Presented at The Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Creative Women New York will present the world premiere of 'Spin Off' by Bernard Pomerance, author of 'The Elephant Man,' in a production directed by Ron Canada from September 21 to October 13 at The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Avenue. (more...)

Aidan Turner, Bryan Cranston And More Make Shortlist For The 2018 Stage Debut Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Alistair Smith, Editor, The Stage said: 'After the huge success of The Stage Debut Awards' first outing in 2017, we're delighted to reveal another superb shortlist of emerging stars that ranges from first-time playwrights in pub theatres to regional directors and those making their debuts on the biggest West End stages. This list underlines the quite astonishing array of diverse talent breaking through in theatres of all scales and types across the UK.' (more...)

The Backlot Project Hosts An Evening with Mel Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Bellco Theatre. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/13; PRETTY WOMAN and THE BOYS IN THE BAND Break Records
by BWW Special - Aug 13, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/12/2018. (more...)

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