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BWW Review: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Kander and Ebb Style for Reprise 2.0
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 7, 2018

Somewhere between its opening of SWEET CHARITY in late June and the end of July, Reprise 2.0 postponed its second scheduled production of its inaugural season, VICTOR/VICTORIA. In its place, the company has mounted a revival of Kander & Ebb's musical revue, THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, and, while it isn't a rarely revived book musical, which has always been Reprise's focus in the past, it does contain a score derived from some of the best songs in the classic Kander & Ebb catalogue (think CHICAGO and CABARET). (more...)

Delighted Tobehere And Gigi Monroe Star In DIVARIETY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

The Triad Theater presents Delighted Tobehere and Gigi Monroe in DIVARIETY on October 2, 2018, at 9:30PM. (more...)

Tony Kushner To Be Honored By Workmen's Circle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Workmen's Circle will present activist and widely acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with the Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's 2018 Winter Benefit on December 10, 2018 in Manhattan. (more...)

NewFest 2018 Announces Full Lineup For Their 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Following the announcement of their Opening Night Film, Yen Tan's award-winning AIDS drama 1985, NewFest today announced the full lineup of their 30th annual celebration of the year's best LGBT films from around the world. The program of more than 140 narrative features, documentaries, episodic series and shorts runs from October 24-30 at the SVA Theatre, Cinépolis Chelsea, and The LGBT Community Center in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO BRINGS MAGIC to Straz Center
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 19, 2018

CHICAGO BRINGS MAGIC to Straz Center (more...)

Rorschach Theatre Announces World Premiere of SING TO ME NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

In SING TO ME NOW, playwright Iris Dauterman weaves sardonic humor, poetry, and a deeply contemporary voice to create a comedy about fighting for beauty while the world is falling apart. (more...)

World Premiere of MY STATION IN LIFE Opens This Week At Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 39th season of professional theater with the world premiere of Ken Riaf's My Station in Life from October 12 through October 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. From the rubble of his studio dungeon, Simon Geller, the last standing single-handed radio operator in the country, broadcasts commercial free classical music from Gloucester - the town that loves and endures his peculiar presence. (more...)

Almeida Theatre Announces The West End Transfer Of THE TWILIGHT ZONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, The Twilight Zone. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Oskar Eustis, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Wright, More To Serve On Benefit Committee
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The Workmen's Circle today announced the Benefit and Host Committees for the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-honoring activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, on December 10, 2018, in Manhattan. (more...)

Four-Time Tony Award Nominee Tovah Feldshuh To Star In DANCING WITH GIANTS, Written By Her Brother David Feldshuh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Congregation Rodeph Shalom presents four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh starring in a one-night only play reading of DANCING WITH GIANTS on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. The play was written and will be directed by Tovah's brother, David Feldshuh, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for MISS EVERS' BOYS. The performance is one of the centerpiece events of the synagogue's year-long 90th Anniversary celebration of its sanctuary and is supported by First Trust Bank. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Kensington Arts Theatre
by Kelle Long - Oct 28, 2018

Craig Pettinati's staging of Sweeney Todd at the Kensington Arts Theatre is bursting with bright, young talent that promises theater traditions will be faithfully kept by a new generation. Most of the cast members are likely a decade or two younger than the 1979 Broadway debut of Stephen Sondheim's bloodiest musical, but they have a command of the material that is refreshing. The community theater favorite is staged in an intimate, and sometimes interactive, setting that offers an exciting new experience for fans and newcomers alike. The reward, however, is viewing a production featuring a number of fresh performers who feel primed to command any equity stage they choose. (more...)

Sellout Crowds Flock To Gainesville's Next Tornado
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Another tornado heads to Gainesville as GTA sells out "The Wizard of Oz" before its Nov. 6 opening (more...)

BWW Review: A Slick RADIANT VERMIN Infiltrates With Radiant Performances
by Gil Kaan - Oct 22, 2018

Door Number 3's world premiere of Philip Ridley's RADIANT VERMIN receives a strong mounting with Tim True expertly directing his very talented cast in a quick-paced tale of greed and its consequences. Britt Harris and Kapil Talwalkar bring their all in virtuoso performances as Jill and Ollie, breaking the fourth wall to describe, in great detail, the happenings between first learning of the dream home offer to the present with their newborn Benji celebrating his first birthday. (more...)

LPTW To Honor Lois Smith With Oral History Project 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of the 2018-19 season with Tony-nominated actress Lois Smith on Monday, October 22 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm.  (more...)

Performer John Fleck Reinvents Gothic Horror Genre At Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Blacktop Highway: a gothic horror screenplay'd on one man's body - Renowned performer John Fleck reinvents the gothic horror genre in this horrifyingly hysterical tale of taxidermy, transformation and caged creatures. Fleck continues to break new ground playing all the parts (both human and animal) in this brilliantly staged screenplay. Weaving video with theatrical movement and his remarkable vocal gymnastics, Fleck leads the audience into a darkly hilarious world of one particularly unusual family that oddly reflects an American landscape no longer able to distinguish what is "real" from a "simulation" of reality. (more...)

Compagnie Kafig-CCN Returns To Northrop With Pixel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

With eye-popping 3-D virtual stage projections and hip-hop-influenced choreography, Compagnie Kafig-CCN returns to Northrop on Sat, Nov 3, at 7:30 pm with Pixel, a showcase of digital art, dance and dynamic music. Compagnie Kafig dazzled Northrop audiences in 2015 with Correria Agwa, with dancers expertly navigating a grid of water-filled plastic cups. The company's innovative Pixel combines the choreography of Mourad Merzouki, the cutting-edge digital projections of Adrien M and Claire B, and the Middle Eastern-influenced cinematic musical score of Armand Amar. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE - THE MUSICAL - Channel Your Inner Lecter, Starling And All Things Lambish, Outlandish & Untamed At The Let Live Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 18, 2018

OMG!! Raunchy, Irreverent, full of belly-laughs, snorts, insane giggling and possibly peeing your pants, this Musical stars Jesse Merlin and Amanda Conlon as Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling in SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, a satirized tribute, fully choreographed and revisited, to the iconic movie 'The Silence of the Lambs.' with Music & Lyrics by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, Book by Hunter Bell, originally done Off-Broadway, this newest version compares to The Book of Mormon, in references, 'inside' jokes, campy impersonations and an array of talented performers milking it for all it's worth. A terrific ensemble puts their all into every moment, which is indelibly seared into your memory because of a movie everyone has seen and continues watching to this day. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Broadway In Louisville
by Keith Waits - Oct 15, 2018

After the disappointment of canceling Waitress following the June 13 fire at the Kentucky Center, Broadway in Louisville kicks off the current season in spectacular style. The 2014 Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin flew into Louisville this week for an extended run. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Gala to Honor Tony Kushner, Rick Miramontez, and Martha R. Ingram
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces that its 2019 Gala will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; Broadway press agent, and President of DKC/O&M, Rick Miramontez; and arts philanthropist, and Chairman Emerita of Ingram Industries, Inc., Martha R. Ingram. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Herskovits Discusses PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE GIRL
by Julie Musbach - Nov 6, 2018

David Herskovits is the Founding Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater currently remounting Pay No Attention to the Girl. Herskovits took a moment to speak with BroadwayWorld about his powerful project. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 27, 2018
by - Nov 27, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Line-Up Announced For THE LQQK FETE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

What Will The Neighbors Say? announces further details about the latest benefit performance evening, a co-production with artist Jose Rivera Jr. (more...)

Workmen's Circle Benefit Will Honor Tony Kushner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

On December 10, The Workmen's Circle will present activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with its Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-at The Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street. (more...)

TimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company announces its inaugural "FIRST DRAFT: A TimeLine Playwrights Collective Festival,' the culmination of the company's latest two-year new-play incubator program offering residency to Chicago-based emerging and established writers. FIRST DRAFT will take place December 1 - 3, 2018, at TimeLine's home at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, with free public readings of new plays by current Playwrights Collective members Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Maureen Gallagher, and Calamity West.  (more...)

BWW Review: VANITY FAIR at the Performing Arts Theater, UCSB
by Anna Jensen - Nov 16, 2018

Santa Barbara theater-goers have had the opportunity to see two plays by Kate Hamill produced this fall. Westmont recently produced Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. Now UCSB gifts us with Vanity Fair, based on William Makepeace Thackeray's 1848 novel. Having seen how 'with-it' Pride and Prejudice's sensibilities were, I anticipated Vanity Fair's modern twists on its classic text. The depth of Vanity Fair was an unexpected delight. (more...)

BWW Review: Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Brings the Four Seasons to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson
by Juliana Asbill - Nov 15, 2018

Winter seems to be creeping into Mississippi at the moment, but on November 10th, Jersey Boys brought all Four Seasons to the stage at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Concludes 20th Anniversary Season With SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Rubicon Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season culminates with a two-piano version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's soaring epic South Pacific, helmed by award-winning director KATHARINE FARMER and featuring a cast of 28 led by Tony honoree BEN DAVIS (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) and MADISON CLAIRE PARKS (Luisa in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway).  (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Actorsingers Turns Real Life into a Fantasy!
by Jared Reynolds - Nov 13, 2018

There's nothing more magical than the colorful, fantastic world of your dreams, and the Actorsingers' production of Pippin brought the world of your dreams on the stage! Hirson and Schwartz's Pippin is a fantastical dive into the world of imagination and potential trap of dreaming. When faced with the ambition of wanting an extraordinary life that completely fulfills his soul, Pippin finds himself feeling nothing but discontentment. (more...)

BWW Review: CREATURE: A FRANKENSTEIN PUPPET ADAPTATION at Suspend
by Keith Waits - Nov 12, 2018

This review includes a longer than usual list of credits in the header, and that may point to a deficiency in the posting of other reviews, but the exception made here is to indicate the particularly balanced collaboration among the team members. (more...)

The Stolen Exclusively Premiere ROOFTOP feat. Jake Miller via Billboard
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The boys of the pop-rock outfit, The Stolen, are exclusively premiering their collaboration with Jake Miller, 'Rooftop' via Billboard today! Give it a spin here: https://bit.ly/2PuOMWb, and pre-save the song on Spotify here: https://ffm.to/findthestolen. (more...)

José Rivera Jr. And WWTNS? Partner For THE LQQK FETE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

What Will The Neighbors Say? is excited to announce our latest benefit performance evening, a co-production with artist Jose? Rivera Jr. A frequent collaborator of WWTNS?, Rivera Jr. is an innovative and talented musician, dancer, and performance artist of Puerto Rican-American descent who centers his work on a queer future for all. The benefit, LQQK FE?TE: A New Performance Series of New Music Dance, Video, and Interdisciplinary Art, will raise necessary funds for his upcoming visual EP, 'LQQK, The Way I Look.' (more...)

RLTP Begins the New Year with Magic and Mystery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its second production of its 2018/19 season in its new home at 456 Main Street!  The 2018/19 season will continue with Tony Kushner's The Illusion starring Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Patrick Cameron, Cassie Cameron, Rolando Gomez, David Marciniak, Sara Kow-Falcone and Ray Boucher. The production team includes Lynne Koscielniak (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Emily Powrie (props), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (fight choreography). (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pear Theatre Presents the World Premiere of SPENDING THE END OF THE WORLD ON OKCUPID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Pear Theatre embraces the season of sweethearts with the world premiere of 'Spending the End of the World on OkCupid' by Bay Area playwright Jeffrey Lo, directed by Michael Champlin. With an extinction event occurring in twelve hours, some people spend time with their friends, most spend time with their family ... others spend the end of the world on OkCupid. 'Spending the End of the World on OkCupid' previews on January 24, with press and Opening Night on Friday, January 25 (followed by a champagne gala). The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through February 17. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Rubicon Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season culminates with a two-piano version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's soaring epic South Pacific, helmed by award-winning director KATHARINE FARMER and featuring a cast of 28 led by Tony honoree BEN DAVIS (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) and MADISON CLAIRE PARKS (Luisa in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway). (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Shahrazed Theatre/Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Dec 7, 2018

Shahrazad Theatre Company was formed late in 2016 with 'the purpose of performing shows that were important and valuable contributions to today's Cleveland theatre scene.' (more...)

BWW Review: OLIVER! at QUINTESSENCE THEATRE GROUP Will Have You Saying 'Please Sir, I Want Some More'
by Amber Kusching - Dec 6, 2018

After a hard day's labor in a parish workhouse for children, a nine-year-old orphan named Oliver asks for a second serving of gruel. The workhouse master, annoyed by Oliver's impertinence, sells him into an apprenticeship with a drunken undertaker and his abusive wife. Fearing for his life, the boy escapes to London, where he falls in with the Artful Dodger and a band of juvenile pickpockets led by the criminal Fagin. Oliver discovers heroes and villains in all manner of strange places as he learns how to survive and thrive on the streets of the city. Including such favorite songs as "Food, Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself," and "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," Lionel Bart's adaptation of Charles Dickens' social satire of 19th-century London remains a cherished musical for all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Misses a Lot of Opportunities But Still Highly Entertaining
by Frank Benge - Dec 6, 2018

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (or, as it is sometimes called, the much shorter, 'Drood') is a 1985 musical based on Charles Dickens unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Written entirely by Rupert Holmes, it was the first Broadway musical with multiple endings determined by the audience. Holmes received Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score. The production won five Tony Awards out of eleven nominations, including Best Musical. The musical is derived from both Dickens' final unfinished novel and British pantomime and music hall traditions that reached the height of their popularity in the years following Dickens' death. Produced originally by Austin Playhouse in 2005, it was nominated for six B. Iden Payne awards including the winner of Best Director for Musical Theatre (Don Toner). Jill Blackwood, Rick Roemer, and Jacqui Cross reprise their roles from that 2005 production. (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for San Diego REP's production of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

San Diego Repertory Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the fourth production in their 43rd season, Julia Cho's Aubergine. Directed by San Diego REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey, Aubergine is an unforgettable story of love, family and the healing power of food. Performances run January 24 - February 17, 2019, in the Lyceum Space Theatre. Tickets start at $25 and are currently on sale to the general public. Previews are January 24 - 29, 2019. Press opening is Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: TRUE WEST, Vaudeville Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 4, 2018

When Sam Shepard's play True West made its New York debut back in 1980 it was something of a flop - since then, however, it has been recognised as an insightful piece of theatre, with the likes of John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C Reilly taking on the roles of Lee and Austin at one point or another in their careers. It's taken until now for the play to have its UK premiere; Matthew Dunster's production at the Vaudeville Theatre is as much a way to celebrate Shepard's career (who died last year) as it is to make a point about our ongoing need to label people as certain things. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER, Royal Albert Hall
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 29, 2018

London is already blessed with two outstanding productions of the Christmas ballet The Nutcracker. Birmingham Royal Ballet now also presents Peter Wright's beautiful version in the challenging space of the Royal Albert Hall for the second year. And what a treat it is. (more...)

BWW Review: Mentalist Scott Silven's WONDERS AT DUSK Combines Illusion With A Bit Of Group Therapy
by Michael Dale - Dec 23, 2018

"Raise your hand if you consider yourself to be a trustworthy person." Those of a cynical nature might consider that a hapless request to aim at a New York audience, but sincerity is the key to mentalist Scott Silven's WONDERS AT DUSK, playing at the atmospherically dim Club Car at The McKittrick Hotel. Or at least The Illusion of sincerity. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Kennedy Center
by Kelle Long - Dec 22, 2018

I cannot fathom willingly undertaking the escalating catastrophes of The Play that Goes Wrong night after night. The potential for disaster is, of course, the masochistic thrill of live theater. Anything can happen but how often do you actually see anything go wrong in a play? Yet, we are all tethered by this morbid curiosity for the possibility that things could at any moment fall apart. (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...)

BWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Returns to Ruffle Feathers at The Joyce Theater This Holiday Season
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 17, 2018

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BWW Review: THE PANTIES, THE PARTNER AND THE PROFIT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Roger Catlin - Dec 13, 2018

For his fifth and final work with Shakespeare Theatre Company director Michael Khan, the playwright David Ives has not returned to rhyming couplet adaptations of French classics, as he did in 'The Liar,' 'The Heir Apparent,' 'The Metromaniacs' and 'the School for Lies.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Workmen's Circle Honors Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Screenwriter Tony Kushner
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The Workmen's Circle presented activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with its Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-on Monday, December 10, 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Arizona Regional Theatre
by Emily Noxon - Dec 10, 2018

Songs for a New World presents the joy and the heartache of the human condition. (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by Herbert Paine - Aug 30, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre's season-opening production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, directed by the inimitable Cambrian James ~ is two and a half hours of spirited story-telling, featuring a bravura performance by Austin Delp as the heroic Sir Percy Blakeney. Show runs through October 6th. (more...)

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