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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...)

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...)

B Street Stages WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

We're Gonna Be Okay received its world premiere in the 2017 Humana Festival and was met with rave reviews for its unique way of telling a story many Americans are familiar with, The Cuban Missile Crisis. It later was produced at the American Theatre Company in Chicago and was listed as one of Time Out: Chicago's "24 Shows To See In January." The story follows two average American families during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (more...)

Nancy Anderson To Take On The Role Of Marilla Cuthbert In New Folk Rock Musical Version Of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced that Nancy Anderson will take take on the iconic role of Marilla Cuthbert in a developmental production ofAnne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical which features a book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and music by Matt Vinson. The show runs July 5 through July 25 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park and is presented by special arrangement with Justin Nichols. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

Len Blavatnik Takes Over The Theatre Royal Haymarket in Record-Breaking Deal
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 21, 2018

Forbes has reported that Sir Leonard Blavatnik's entertainment firm Access Entertainment has bought the Theatre Royal Haymarket earlier today. This marks the biggest deal for a British theater, which was formerly held by the sale of the Victoria Palace to Cameron Mackintosh in 2014. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directs And Adapts A New Stage Version Of Shakespeare's Greatest Villain In WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. The production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com. (more...)

New Titles Coming to Amazon Prime this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Several new titles are headed to Amazon Prime this August! See below for a complete list! (more...)

Weston's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens August 8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Closing out the Weston 2018 Main Stage season is the Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet, a rock and roll sensation brought to life, running August 9-September 2. (more...)

Stephen Dorff To Headline Embattled From Writer David McKenna
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Blitz Films and Straight Up Films announce that Stephen Dorff (“True Detective,” BLADE) has been signed to star in director Nick Sarkisov's English-language debut EMBATTLED. Written by David McKenna (AMERICAN HISTORY X, GET CARTER, BLOW), the film also includes McKenna's son, Colin, who was born with Williams Syndrome and inspired a supporting role for the film. Sarkisov is set to produce for Blitz Films, alongside Kate Cohen for Straight Up Films, and Scott LaStaiti, with Blitz co-founder Sergey Sarkisov and Dorff serving as executive producers. Eryl Cochran from Blitz Films will oversee production. The film is scheduled to shoot in Alabama this September. (more...)

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces Off-Off-Broadway Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

On Monday, July 23, 2018, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2018 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. Celebrating fourteen years and thousands of nominees at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street. (more...)

United Solo Hosts Master Class With Broadway Press Agent Joshua Ellis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class taught by Joshua Ellis, renowned theater publicist and press agent, as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program, on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. This class will introduce participants to practical tools and skills required to publicize and market themselves and their shows. It's about shaping expectations for potential audiences, whether they are critics, reporters or theatergoers. (more...)

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by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018

***Winners To Be Updated 15 July and 16 July*** 2018 Helpmann Awards Nominees ***Winners To Be Updated, Please refresh your Browser after 6pm 15 July *** ACT1 updated (more...)

The KBO Theatre Company Presents BIRTHDAY BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The KBO Theatre Company announces the premiere of an exciting new musical Birthday Boy based on a true story by Brett Roelofs and Jack Donahue (featuring an original score by Roelofs) and directed and produced by Angie Kristic [Best Director Audelco Award Nominee, August Darnell's Cherchez La Femme: A Musical Excuse/Off-Bway]. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WARS OF THE ROSES at the 124 Bank Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. Produced by Ruth Stage, the production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com. (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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