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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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BWW Review: THE ANIMALS AND CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by Jo Fisher - Oct 30, 2018

The Animals and Children Took To The Streets twists together retro imagery and animation with cabaret and mime for some elegantly sinister storytelling. (more...)

BWW Blog: Some Kind of Wonderful
by Student Blogger: Lea Passione - Oct 30, 2018

Hey Broadwayworld. Its Lea writing this blog while listening to "Let it Go" and "Monster" from Frozen simultaneously while not trying to scream like a crazy person because I love it so much but have yet to see it. (more...)

TFANA Presents Peter Brook And Marie-Hélène Estienne's THE PRISONER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents the New York Premiere of C.I.C.T. - Theatre du Bouffes du Nord's The Prisoner, continuing Peter Brook's 40-year-long collaboration with playwright/director Marie-Helene Estienne.   (more...)

Charles Dickens' Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL At ANW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its well-loved production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol this year, onstage for the seventh holiday season. This time-honored tale of forgiveness plays 17 performances only, Saturday, December 1 through Sunday, December 23, 2018. After the show, audience members are invited to enjoy a cup of cider and take photos with the cast. (more...)

BWW Review: The Judson Theatre Company's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE Celebrates Sisterhood and Unity
by Lauren Van Hemert - Oct 27, 2018

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron explores the complex relationships women have with their shoes, purses, bras, weight, Madonna, their sisters, and their mothers. Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, the play opened off-Broadway at the Westside Theater in 2009 after a limited run of staged readings to benefit Dress for Success. It closed The Judson Theatre Company's seventh season last week. The parade of well-known actresses who've performed in LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE reads like a who's who and includes Jane Lynch, Carol Kane, Brooke Shields, Rosie O'Donnell, Tyne Daly, Samantha Bee, Parker Posey, and Kristin Wiig. The Judson Theatre's cast too featured some well-known names, including two-time Emmy Award-winner Sally Struthers, who previously starred in the show at The Geffen Playhouse, Kim Coles, who is best known for her role on 'Living Single,' and stage veteran Joyce Reehling. Rounding out the cast were newcomers Ashley Brooke and Olivia Rose Barresi. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Rory O'Malley
by Broadwaysted - Oct 26, 2018

Happy Days are here again...and we mean Happy Days: A New Musical because we're thrilled to be sharing a laugh with Broadway and podcast star Rory O'Malley! We're pouring out LaCroix Sparkling Water and playing the episode-long game 'Turn it Off' while Rory spills about being consoled by a child during Billy Elliot, Josh Gad's snacks during the Tonys for The Book of Mormon, and trekking with his mother to an NYC 'Law & Order' location. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents PARADISE BLUE Beginngin November 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Awoye Timpo, from November 21 through December 16, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Great Performances Abound in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Frank Benge - Oct 25, 2018

The characters in The Addams Family were created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. The characters traditionally include Gomez and Morticia Addams, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, close family members Uncle Fester and Grandmama, their butler Lurch, the disembodied hand Thing, and Gomez's Cousin Itt. The characters are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family: odd, wealthy, macabre and unaware that other people find them, at the very least, bizarre. They originally appeared as single-panel cartoons, about half of which were originally published in The New Yorker between their debut in 1938 and Charles Addams' death in 1988. They've been adapted to multiple forms of media: television, both live action and animated, and a series of films. The most recent adaptation is the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY with a book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Actors Touring Company Presents LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Back by popular demand, Mark Lockyer's critically acclaimed Living with The Lights On - produced by ATC - will tour the UK again in early 2019. This follows three previous UK and European sell-out tours and two sell-out runs at the Young Vic London. (more...)

The El Capitan Theatre Presents a Special Engagement of THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, November 2 to 18, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology. Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office.  (more...)

Amazon Orders Adaptation of the U.K. Series PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Amazon has ordered a pilot for the adaptation of the U.K. series, 'People Just Do Nothing,' according to Variety.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Oct 24, 2018

Robert Icke's updating of The Wild Duck gains in contemporary relevance, but loses a little of its heart en route. (more...)

Review Roundup: Variety Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Variety Theatre presents The Little Mermaid, October 18 through October 21 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center and they have a special guest to take on the role of King Triton, Terrence Mann! (more...)

BWW Review: SPAMALOT Rolls in the Laughter at Palace Theatre
by Jared Reynolds - Oct 23, 2018

Not every show is going to have an introspective look on political climate like Ibsen, or open up difficult topics such as the AIDS epidemic like Kushner, but not every show has to: Some shows are just there to make you laugh and sing and have a merry time doing it! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Variety Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2018

Variety Theatre will present The Little Mermaid, October 18 through October 21 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center and they have a special guest to take on the role of King Triton, Terrence Mann! (more...)

VIDEO: Terrence Mann Talks Joining The Company of Variety Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2018

Variety Theatre will present The Little Mermaid, October 18 through October 21 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center and they have a special guest to take on the role of King Triton, Terrence Mann! (more...)

BWW Review: INVASION FROM MARS at Hatbox Theater
by Jared Reynolds - Oct 22, 2018

Exploring the live broadcasting of a radio adaptation of H.G Wells' War of the Worlds and the phenomenon of isolated cases of panic caused by the distressing nature of the story, Invasion from Mars forces the company to handle the largest theatrical question of all stage adapted radio plays: How do you keep an audience entertained in a show that focuses on words and not actions? (more...)

BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETH
by Rona Kelly - Oct 22, 2018

Edward Bennett returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company for his third season, appearing in Polly Findlay's Macbeth. As the production comes to London, Bennett gives us an insight into Findlay's rehearsal room, discusses how Macduff is similar to previous roles he's played here, and also shares his own superstitions surrounding the Scottish Play and theatre... (more...)

BWW Review: A PARADOX OF INSANITY: HAT TRICK THEATRE'S MINDGAME at Ruth Eckerd Hall
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 19, 2018

When describing Hat Trick's brilliantly twisted production of Mindgame, the only thought that came to me as The Lights faded to black was "what the" and I word I cannot write in print. The manipulation was so intense, yet you don't realize the emotional roller coaster you were on until the last scene. (more...)

David Walliams's THE MIDNIGHT GANG To Be Live Streamed From Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Chichester Festival Theatre's (CFT) new stage adaptation of THE MIDNIGHT GANG, David Walliams's best-selling book about a gang of children who each night escape from their hospital beds to make their dreams come true, will be live streamed on Thursday 25 October to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Chestnut Tree House children's hospice near Arundel, and the children's wards at Chichester's St Richard's Hospital and Worthing Hospital. (more...)

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Succeeds on its Stunning Talent
by Taylor Long - Oct 18, 2018

The soul of Motown is alive in Toronto. On its final stop before Broadway, AIN'T TOO PROUD busts open the Motown catalogue at Mirvish's Princess of Wales Theatre. With explosive vocals that reach every extreme of the human voice, high-energy choreography, and a playlist of 31 Motown favourites - AIN'T TOO PROUD works hard to be a hit. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Shoshana Bean To Headline the Apollo with Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

On Monday, December 17, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner Cynthia Erivo and Billboard #1 recording artist Shoshana Bean star in a one-night-only Holiday Concert Event, Night Divine, at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater. (more...)

LCT3 to Present New Play MARYS SEACOLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

This winter, Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will produce the world premiere of MARYS SEACOLE, a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Hollywood's Legendary El Capitan Theatre Presents Special Engagement Of Disney's RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET,November 20 to December 16, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology, and in Disney Digital 3D on Sundays at 10:00AM and Wednesdays at 7:00PM. Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office.  (more...)

BWW Review: "Willokommen" to a compelling "Cabaret" at BWU
by Roy Berko - Nov 9, 2018

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BWW Review: RED in Cinemas Showcases Geniuses at Work
by David Clarke - Nov 7, 2018

Almost a decade after John Logan's searing, two-person drama RED first held audiences transfixed, Trafalgar Releasing is bringing it to cinemas across the US and UK tonight. This past summer's limited revival at London's Wyndham's Theatre saw Michael Grandage (director) and Alfred Molina (Rothko) reprise their celebrated work while welcoming Alfred Enoch as Ken. This sold out run was filmed and is now being screened. (more...)

FRINGE ENCORE SERIES Begins Tonight At The SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse (15 Van Dam Street) is proud to announce this year's selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series, featuring the "Best of the Fests" from around the globe. This year's selections come from Fringe Festivals at Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood, Limerick, Orlando, Toronto and New York (to be announced soon) and will take place between November 6 - December 16, 2018. Tickets are $39/$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.fringeencores.org. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center To Present Benefit Concert Of LUNA PARK: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

This December, Astoria Performing Arts Center will bring the magic of Coney Island to Queens. For two performances only, Luna Park: A New Musical will bring audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn when The Lights of the world's most iconic amusement park went on for the very first time. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Delivers a Very Stylish MURDER ON THE NILE
by Stan Jenson - Nov 5, 2018

Indio's Desert Theatreworks continues their strong 2018/19 season with a stylish production of Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE NILE. Smartly dressed characters with distinct, larger-than-life personalities, come together in the early 1940's onboard an Egyptian riverboat. One of them gets shot through the head, and the remainder of the show deals with the characters figuring out whodunnit. (more...)

BWW Review: A JEWISH JOKE at Bunbury Theater
by Keith Waits - Nov 2, 2018

Walking to my car after seeing Bunbury Theatre's current show at The Henry Clay, I had to return a phone call to my sister. (more...)

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at StageOne Family Theatre
by Keith Waits - Nov 2, 2018

I'm not sure how many have read Mary Shelley's classic novel, so familiar is the creature from countless generations of the story that have moved further and further from the source. It seems likely that there might be a good number of people who have never read or seen any of these, and only know the Frankenstein 'monster' as a cartoonish icon. But it is in the theatre that we tend to find iterations that hew closer to the original tale. (more...)

BWW Blog: THEATRE HORROR STORY: A Perspective Story for Spooky Season
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Nov 2, 2018

In honor of the Halloween season, I asked the following questions on my Facebook and Instagram: "What are some of your THEATRE HORROR STORIES???" (more...)

BWW Review: CUCKOO, Soho Theatre
by Charlie Wilks - Nov 19, 2018

Iona wants to be happy. After years of ridicule and childhood trauma she desperately seeks refuge in a more vibrant place than where she's at right now. She wants out. Her destination of choice: London - a place that's apparently the home to her estranged father. She's convinced that he'll put her up, and her and best mate Pingu will become celebrity radio DJ's overnight. (more...)

BWW Review: Gettysburg Community Theatre Penguin Project's THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 18, 2018

It's an unique experience to be a reviewer. We're tasked with having an understanding of theatre and performance and to be able to express what we experience at a variety of different shows to an audience of readers who may have seen the show or may be deciding whether or not to see the show. As a reviewer for many community theatres in the area, I see my role as many-faceted. On one hand, I'm a reviewer, and a review, to be a true review, necessarily includes some level of critique. I feel a responsibility to my readers to give them an idea of what they might expect if they see the show. On the other hand, as a supporter of the arts and a frequent director and performer myself, my personal goal is to promote the arts, to promote the theatres in our area, to lift up the many volunteers who do such amazing work. So, I try to frame my writing from these various points of view. (more...)

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE at Seoul Arts Center CJ Towol Theater
by Jimin Lee - Nov 17, 2018

"Nora! Nora! Empty. She is gone. The most wonderful thing of all?" With the last words of Helmer, the roof set began to descend, rapidly decreasing the space of the stage. After The Lights were turned off and I was completely left in the darkness, thousands of thoughts began to come upon me. 'Wow…What have I just watched?' With that question in my mind, I watched as the actors reappeared on stage to take their bow. The incredible mind-blowing show, A DOLL'S HOUSE plays at Seoul Arts Center CJ Towol Theater until November 25th. (more...)

Photo Flash: OLIVER! Comes To Philadelphia For The Holidays At Quintessence!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Quintessence Theatre Group is proud to present Lionel Bart's beloved musical Oliver!  Adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, this tale about finding hope and a chosen family in the bleakest of situations will provide an adventurous escape and moving holiday parable for many Philadelphians starting November 14, 2018.  OPENING NIGHT is Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, and performances run through December 23, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: {ADJECTIVE}[NOUN] celebrates local talent at Company Onstage
by Brett Cullum - Nov 15, 2018

The common themes seem to be 4am, animals and their instincts, an obsession with INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, and lots of introspective angst about miscommunication. (more...)

BWW Review: THE OTHER JOSH COHEN at Westside Theater/Downstairs
by Kathryn Kitt - Nov 15, 2018

Not too often does an evening in the theatre take me back to the days of NYMF (New York Music Festival), when my brother Tom Kitt and his college friend/lyricist Brian Yorkey workshopped a little show with a small band called Feeling Electric into a fully-realized musical with tremendous heart. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Row B, Center Orchestra Tickets to SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY on November 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

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BWW Review: THE DAFFODIL GIRLS Vie Viciously for Survival – and a Pony
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 14, 2018

THE DAFFODIL GIRLS, Jeff Swearingen's makeover of 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' transformed David Mamet's real estate shark tank into a Girl Scout Cookie drive. Now in a further mutation, Three Bone Theatre successfully produces this children's theatre hit with an all-adult cast. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theresa Walker, Timothe Bittle, And Alicia McGinty of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 14, 2018

The classic novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a holiday favorite. Whether in book form, as a film, or on the stage, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit never fails to tug at the heart-strings and remind us about the things that are really important. Scrooge is helped along his journey from heartless miser to a kind and generous man by the ghosts of Christmas present, past, and future. A Christmas Carol opens at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre on November 15th, and we had a chance to hear about the production from Theresa Walker, Timothe Bittle, and Alicia McGinty, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, respectively. (more...)

Visit the Brightest Village in Connecticut with Ninth Annual Ivoryton Illuminations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Looking for a different way to celebrate Christmas? Then head down to Ivoryton for the Ninth Annual Ivoryton Illuminations on Saturday, December 1st from 5pm to 8pm. The entire village of Ivoryton will be participating in this Holiday Extravaganza with carol singing, Santa's Grotto, a Holiday Bazaar, culminating with the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the states' largest living Christmas Tree at 6:00pm.  Ivoryton will be lighting up the holiday with over 400,000 lights throughout the village! (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Perseverance Theatre
by Mary McCormick - Nov 14, 2018

Perseverance Theatre kicked off its 2018/2019 season with the Pulitzer-winning Thornton Wilder classic Our Townlast Friday night. (more...)

Soho Playhouse Announces Slate for the 2018 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse (15 Van Dam Street) is proud to announce this year's selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series, featuring the "Best of the Fests" from around the globe. This year's selections come from Fringe Festivals at Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood, Limerick, Orlando, Toronto and New York (to be announced soon) and will take place between November 6 - December 16, 2018. Tickets are $39/$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.fringeencores.org. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The 77th Annual Dolphin Show's Production Of HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Full casting has been announced for The 77th Annual Dolphin Show's production of 'Hello, Dolly!' (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes HEAD OVER HEELS' Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Broadwaysted - Nov 11, 2018

This week's episode of Broadwaysted definitely rules because we're sitting down with Broadway star and the King in Head Over Heels Jeremy Kushnier! (more...)

Playhouse On Park Presents CURIOUS GEORGE AND THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Sensory-Friendly Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2018

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BWW Review: BORDERLINE at Ottawa's National Arts Centre - Company Wang Ramirez Experiment with Dance Fusion and Gravity in a Soaring Production
by Courtney Castelino - Nov 10, 2018

As we wait for the show to begin, a large metal cube, open on three sides, hangs suspended over the stage, gently turning. As The Lights dim, the cube is moved to a corner of the stage closest to the audience. Two figures appear on stage and move as if they are running towards the cube, first slowly, then with increasing desperation. Each time they approach the cube, they are jerked back as if by an unseen force (which, in reality, comes from a rigging system attached to each dancer with a harness). In today's political climate, given the title of the production, as well as the fact that Company Wang Ramirez are from Europe, the imagery evokes the sense of escaping from some dark force to a sanctuary but being thwarted at every turn. Ultimately, a man clad in black appears and breaks one dancer free, while the other is banished into the darkness. (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Greenville Little Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Nov 1, 2018

When The Lights go out, you'll be on the edge of your seat. (more...)

SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS Cast Recording Featuring Danny Burstein, Elizabeth Stanley and More Due 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

PS CLASSICS will release a new studio cast recording of Cole Porter's 1943 smash hit musical, Something for the Boys. Seventy-five years after it took Broadway by storm, the full score to one of Porter's most forgotten musicals is finally preserved on disc, complete with its original orchestrations for 26 musicians - plus a marching band. (more...)

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