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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 9, 2019
Last week's column was tangentially about the crimes of screenwriter/director Richard Curtis. He was a corollary to the central problem, a footnote in a sea of bad representation. This week, I'm going in. I'm not mincing words. Richard Curtis, your time has come.
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 27, 2019
Broadway's Betsy Wolfe has been captivating audiences for years with performances in hits like Waitress, Falsettos, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood and is returning to Feinstein's/54 Below this October for an encore of All Bets Are Off. Sold out this past spring, this high-energy, humorous, and delightful solo show will take audiences on a journey of exploring show business! Wolfe will share songs and stories about the lessons learned, magic moments, and the importance of personal growth.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Dames At Sea playing now through November 2, 2019. This long-running Off Broadway production that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters is a campy show based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30s. The New York Times called it “A Winner! A gem of a musical!” and NBC New York says “It's delightful, and doesn't take itself seriously for a minute…”
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 14, 2019
Since creating and starring in In the Heights and Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has become one of the most influential creators on Broadway. His work has earned him great acclaim and he's collected too many awards to count, including a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy Award, three Grammy Awards, three Tony Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Dames At Sea playing September 19 through November 2, 2019. This long-running Off Broadway production that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters is a campy show based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30s. The New York Times called it a?oeA Winner! A gem of a musical!a?? and NBC New York says a?oeIt's delightful, and doesn't take itself seriously for a minutea??a??
Great Performances on PBS Announces 'Broadway's Best' Lineup Featuring 42ND STREET, THE KING AND I, KINKY BOOTS
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Great Performances returns with its third annual a?oeBroadway's Besta?? lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions, premiering Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS(check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app. This fall's lineup spotlights musicals, comedy and drama: a?oe42nd Street,a?? the Broadway fable of a star-struck chorus girl dreaming of her big break; a?oeRodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I,a?? Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical classic starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe; a?oeKinky Boots,a?? the Broadway blockbuster featuring music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein; a?oeReda?? the Tony Award-winning drama starring Alfred Molina as painter Mark Rothko; and Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon's modern interpretation of a?oeMuch Ado About Nothing,a?? the first Public Theater production recorded live at Free Shakespeare in the Park by Great Performances in over four decades.
by TV Scoop - Oct 7, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 23, 2019!
by Emma Kershaw - Oct 16, 2019
Hope Mill Theatre is known for its excellent musical theatre revivals, and the current production of MAME is no exception. In 1969, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's production graced the West End, starring Ginger Rogers; 50 years on, MAME has become one of the lesser-known musicals.
BWW Review: Lush Orchestration and Raunchy Humour Makes for Smooth Sailing in SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS
by Louis Train - Oct 14, 2019
Imagine On the Town with a bunch of dick jokes and you'll sort of get a picture of SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS, a new Canadian musical by Eli Pasic. The show is equal measures charming and raunchy, with a good deal of humour and an excellent - actually, surprisingly, really good - score. Inspired by musical comedies of the 30s and 40s, SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS follows the adventures of a group of sailors (seamen!) and burlesque dancers as they look for love in the big city.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Freeform announced today that it has begun production on a Valentine's Day romantic-comedy film, “The Thing About Harry,” filmed in Chicago and set to premiere in February. The network's first Valentine's Day feature, from director Peter Paige (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters”), will tell the story of high school enemies, uber-jock Harry and out-and-proud Sam, who are forced to share a car ride to their Missouri hometown for a friend's engagement party on Valentine's Day. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out. Stuck spending the night together in a roadside motel, Harry and Sam begin to develop a deep friendship—with neither admitting a potential romance may be brewing—leaving them wondering if one road trip could change the rest of their lives.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Giving performers the opportunity to present the material that they feel best represents themselves, West End Misfits return at The Other Palace for a night of ground-breaking musical theatre and holiday cheer as we celebrate the diversity and imagination of West End performers who just don't seem to fit into the casting they want to be.
by Onur Alec Kadioglu - May 4, 2019
Check our delightful interview below with the leading lady, Floating Woman portrayed by Lauren Herley and the artistic director Jennifer Luceyer!
by Aaron Kaburick - May 22, 2019
To get you started, here is a list of baritone audition songs: My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada, I Don't Remember You, Good Thing Going, Shall We Dance, When I First Saw You, Tonight at Eight and She Loves Me, I'll Be Here, Shine on Your Shoes, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Tickets to Broadway Palm's 27th Season go on sale June 1st. The 2019-2020 Season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions and five concerts. Tickets can be purchased online at BroadwayPalm.com, over the phone by calling (239) 278-4422 or in person at the theatre's box office.
by Linnae Medeiros - May 10, 2019
It's time to journey on because Nicole Vanessa Ortiz from the Serenbe Playhouse's production of Ragtime is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, May 10th! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at this reimagined production of the classic Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical. You're not gonna want to miss the rhythm and rhyme of this Ragtime Instagram takeover!
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2019
One of the quirky charms of the musicals that packed Broadway houses during early decades of the 20th Century, was the practice of allowing a stray remark that has nothing to do with anything that's going on to serve as the cue for a novelty song that has nothing to do with anything that's going on.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2019
Carmen Cusack is headed back to the small screen in NBC's upcoming musical dramedy, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist!
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 22, 2019
You don't need a passport to take in the drama of the English royal family, you just need to go to the La Jolla Playhouse to see DIANA, extended through April 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre takes audiences to that famous avenue as it presents the ultimate show-biz musical: 42nd Street starting April 4. A celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre, 42nd Street also won the Tony Award for Best Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Playwrights Horizons has extended the world premiere of If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, written by Tori Sampson
by Review Roundups - Mar 11, 2019
Playwrights Horizons is currently staging Tori Sampson's If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka. Let's find out what the critics had to say.
by Emily McClanathan - Jun 9, 2019
'I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.' So Jane Austen famously prefaced the vivacious Emma Woodhouse, whom she describes as 'handsome, clever, and rich' in the opening words of her 1815 novel. Indeed, Emma, the meddlesome, would-be matchmaker is arguably the most controversial among Austen's canon of beloved protagonists. Yet, love or hate the leading lady, EMMA features many of Austen's most amusing supporting characters, and here is where Lifeline Theatre's production of this romantic comedy thrives.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019
Olathe Civic Theatre Association closes its 2018-2019 season with the fast-paced farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR. Georges Feydeau's comic masterpiece, adapted by David Ives, is directed by David Martin. FLEA runs at Olathe Civic Theatre Association through June 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theatre hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 19 through July 13.
by Chris Arneson - Jun 22, 2019
Fresh out of starring in their spring musical, two Colorado teens are about to make their Broadway debuts this Monday.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Musical theatre star Kerry Ellis will join Steinway pianist and singer Dominic Ferris as his very special guest performer in Dominic Ferris: Me and My Piano at LIVE AT ZEDEL on Monday 1 July at 7.00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Olathe Civic Theatre Association closes their 2019 season with the fast-paced farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR. Georges Feydeau's farce, adapted by David Ives, is directed by David Martin. FLEA runs at Olathe Civic Theatre Association May 31-June 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
BWW Review: PASSION at Custom Made Theatre Co. Presents a Chamber Version of the Sondheim & Lapine Classic
by Jim Munson - Jul 8, 2019
Watching Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's "Passion" recently at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre reminded me what a difficult show it is to pull off. Although it contains several of the most rapturous songs Sondheim has ever composed, there is an underlying earnestness that can be unsettling to a post-modern audience inured to a world that is constantly commenting on itself. When the leading lady sings the plainspoken lyrics "Loving you is not a choice, it's who I am" she means it with all her heart and soul. Unusually for a Sondheim score, she doesn't follow that up with a complicated rhyme or self-lacerating zinger. Nope, this show is thrillingly about nothing more nor less than the nature of true love.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jul 31, 2019
The play is described as a comedy and drama so it would be worth finding out how a story of sensitive relationships between a couple is handled with humor.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
The Summer Festival, August 8-18, 2019, is the culmination of 5 weeks of preparation by Young Company students and their professional Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers, Stage Managers, and Design Teams. Performed by actors in grades 4-12, The Young Company Summer Festival includes 6 fully staged productions: family friendly Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, hilarious murder mystery Curtains, and the toe tapping classic Singin' in the Rain. High School Students continue the fun with the madcap musical farce Lucky Stiff, as well as musical satire How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and finally the action-packed adventures of She Kills Monsters.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The Boch Center and Elite Entertainment announced that the most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to Boston to help you find love. The Bachelor Live on Stage official tour will be at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:30PM. The Bachelor, heading into its 24th season on ABC, airs in 31 countries around the world. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 26 at 10:00AM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to San Jose to help you find love.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to Morristown to help you find love. The Bachelor Live on Stage official tour will be at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8 pm. The tour is the latest extension of the hit 'Bachelor' franchise, which already includes 'The Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' spin-offs, all produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. 'The Bachelor' television series, heading into its 24th season on ABC, airs in 31 countries around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Hosted by a?oeThe Bachelora?? fan favorite Ben Higgins, The Bachelor Live on Stage fits an entire season of a?oeBachelora?? drama into one evening, giving members of the audience the opportunity to find love in their own community, complete with a rose ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to the Lowcountry to help you find love. The Bachelor Live on Stage official tour will be at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on April 30, 2019. The tour is the latest extension of the hit a?oeBachelora?? franchise, which already includes a?oeThe Bachelorettea?? and a?oeBachelor in Paradisea?? spin-offs, all produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. a?oeThe Bachelora?? television series, heading into its 24th season on ABC, airs in 31 countries around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to St. Louis to help you find love. The Bachelor Live on Stage official tour will be at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. The tour is the latest extension of the hit a?oeBachelora?? franchise, which already includes a?oeThe Bachelorettea?? and a?oeBachelor in Paradisea?? spin-offs, all produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. a?oeThe Bachelora?? television series, heading into its 24th season on ABC, airs in 31 countries around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to your hometown. The Bachelor Live On Stage Official Tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party. Previous Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites will serve as your hosts, as one eligible hometown Bachelor is introduced to local ladies from the audience for a chance at love.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to Cleveland to help you find love. The Bachelor Live on Stage official tour will be at Playhouse Square's KeyBank State Theatre Friday, April 3 at 8 pm. The tour is the latest extension of the hit a?oeBachelora?? franchise, which already includes a?oeThe Bachelorettea?? and a?oeBachelor in Paradisea?? spin-offs, all produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. a?oeThe Bachelora?? television series, heading into its 24th season on ABC, airs in 31 countries around the world.
by Alan Portner - Jul 15, 2019
Leawood Stage Company, the mainly city supported suburban, community theater program under the Leawood (KS) Park and Recreation District operates in several city controlled locations including the outdoor Ironwoods Amphitheatre. The current production, Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate," opened this past weekend and will be performed through July 20 at 8:00 p.m. nightly. Leawood City has provided everything needed to put on a great show. Tickets are free.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2019
Today's top stories: a film adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is in the works, Six will sail the seas on Norwegian Cruise Line, A Christmas Carol is returning to Broadway, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 6, 2019
Just two weeks ago, a new leading lady took over at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Following in the footsteps of Shoshana Bean, who took her final bow as Waitress' pie-making mom-to-be on July 21, is Alison Luff.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 12, 2019
Directed by Gregg Edelman, this production features Carla Duren (Colleen Haran), Carson Elrod (Glen Geer), Penny Fuller (Lucinda Royal Scott), Samantha Hill (Summer Oliver), Dee Hoty (Joan Stern), and Count Stoval (Hal Polick). As they present the one-act plays, we can clearly see that, as their resumes suggest, these are skilled and talented performers. Unfortunately, with the exception of the character of Lucinda, the material does not provide the cast much opportunity to share that with us. The characters in and of themselves, are thinly developed. We don't have a chance to know them at more than a surface level nor to care.
by Bryony Rae Taylor - Aug 12, 2019
Darlingheart's Cora Bissett is an ex-indie rocker whose star rose, but fell, 25 years ago. Firmly in the sky again, she revives What Girls Are Made Of for another spell at the Fringe
by Fiona Scott - Aug 11, 2019
Shonagh Murray and Lydia Davidson formed Fearless Players after graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018. They premiered Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
by Fiona Scott - Apr 7, 2019
On previous visits to Brighton, Sean McCall of the Showstoppers company recalls their creation of an improvised musical set on the Palace Pier, amongst other places. Tonight, the audience gives the 6-strong cast the task of producing Cheap As Chips - the Musical set in the cheap seats of the balcony of the Theatre Royal that they are sitting in.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Bizet's Carmen is often labeled as a sexy opera. The leading lady is a woman who sings unabashedly of her appetite for l'amour, cigarette smoke billowing from her lips. And the music some of the most iconic in the art form can't help but get under one's skin; it's that tuneful and seductive. This May, Seattleites will be able to experience this titillating opera for themselves through a new production of Carmen under the baton of Maestro Giacomo Sagripanti, who returns following The Barber of Seville ('17). Renowned British director Paul Curran and production designer Gary McCann will treat audiences to lavish sets and a multitude of stylish factory girls, townsfolk, smugglers, soldiers, and toreadors.
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Actress Fay McKenzie Waldman passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of April 16th at the age of 101. She was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "Pops" McKenzie were already veteran performers and apparently wanted their daughter to get an early start in films. She nearly stole the show from Oliver Hardy as "the baby" in the Alice Howell short "Distilled Love" (filmed in 1918 but released two years later). By the time she was six, Fay was considered an old hand, having played diverse parts in her father's stock company. Among her early films was the 1924 Photoplay Medal Winner, "The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln."
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 27th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions (TBA) and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
At one point in time, a Seattle Opera ticket offered a relatively predictable experience: an enchanted night out, a grand presentation, and often a familiar telling of a popular work. But in the past few years, Seattle Opera has been inviting audiences to explore this art form from a different perspective. Prior to its May performances of Carmen, the company will hold a free panel discussion that will flip opera's depiction of the exotic "Other" on its head. On April 26, the company presents "Decolonizing Allure: Women Artists of Color in Conversation."