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

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Critical Point Theatre to Present Premiere of Psychodrama JERK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

On August 24th, a new psychodrama from the mind of Andrew Terrance Kaberline (A LIST OF IRRATIONAL FEARS FOR FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD) will make its world premiere at The Hive NYC. The play will open August 24th and run through September 2nd. JERK: Or, The Stimulation of Self is directed by Dylan James Amick and produced by Julia Katz and Critical Point Theatre. (more...)

The 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival and Kids Fringe Schedule and Performers Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival and Kids Fringe, August 30 - September 10, announce the slate of performances and venues and all tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. The eighth annual Chicago Fringe Festival takes place in five venues in Jefferson Park. Entrance to the Chicago Fringe Festival, called Chicago's "Best Performing Arts Festival" by the Chicago Reader, is a one-time button purchase of $5, after that all individual performances are $10. Kids Fringe features free workshops along with ticketed shows that are appropriate for all ages. (more...)

BENJAMIN BOOKER Comes to Fox Theater 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

By February of 2016, I realized I was a songwriter with no songs, unable to piece together any words that wouldn't soon be plastered on the side of a paper airplane. I woke up one morning and called my manager, Aram Goldberg. (more...)

Mayweather v Mcgregor Set To Make Sporting History at Crown Perth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Lights and glamour of the Las Vegas strip are synonymous with big-time boxing…and it doesn't get much bigger than Mayweather v McGregor.  (more...)

BroadwayWorld Readers Respond to THE GREAT COMET Casting Controversy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The New York Times has reported that following public outcry, Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin has withdrawn from his scheduled run in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. (more...)

London 5 Studios Welcomes Harry Connick Jr And Joshua Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Who is this incredible drummer? Joshua Grant is just 9 years old and has already wowed audiences throughout the world. (more...)

FSLC Announces Woody Allen's WONDER WHEEL as Closing Night of NYFF55
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Woody Allen's WONDER WHEEL as the Closing Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival (September 28 - October 15), making its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 14. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres Announces Ambitious 2017 Season, Creation of Factory Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

This week Tobacco Factory Theatres launches its most ambitious ever season of productions for Aug - Dec 2017, including five in-house productions throughout the autumn and at Christmas. In addition, the theatre announces a new chapter in its history: the creation of the Factory Company which will perform two electrifying plays between February and May 2018. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 Innovative Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. (more...)

Blair Brown, Tedra Millan and More to Lead Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD at the Atlantic; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: To See Teshigawara/KARAS' Sleeping Water, Perchance to Dream
by Rose Marija - Jul 24, 2017

North American premiere of Saburo Teshigawara's Sleeping Water was brought to New York City by the Lincoln Center Festival, performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall July 13-15, 2017. I was fortunate to attend the opening night performance. Teshigawara, whose background includes the study of plastic arts and classic ballet, did the choreography, set design, lighting design, and costume design for this work. This is understandable as lighting, sets, and costumes were all integral parts of the performance. understated flowing black costumes contributed to the flow, as did the music and the lighting, varieties of spot light formations. One particularly interesting lighting choice was floor level spotlights, lit from the sides of the stage in lines of light across the stage. As the dancers moved through them, there was a strobe effect. The backdrop was black. There were, at certain moments, objects that descended, catching The Lights, but never hitting the floor. 1985, Teshigawara formed KARAS. Evidently, Sleeping Water is entirely his creation. (more...)

'CHITA & TUNE' to Launch Kean Stage's 2017-18 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Kean Stage, a presenter of world-class performances, continues to bring an impressive line-up of award-winning artists, engaging family events, dynamic dance companies and multicultural music and shows to Kean University as part of its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Joins American Theatre Wing's Board of Trustees; New Appointments!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

BWW Review: AN OCTOROON is Anything But Black and White at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Evann Normandin - Jul 23, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's stunning remount of AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Nataki Garrett reunites the principal cast and production teams from Woolly's sold out 2016 run. Boy, did I move to DC just in time. The Washington Post declares Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company "a national champion of the new-and frequently provocative-American play" and after laughing, crying, and thinking through Woolly's AN OCTOROON I would be hard pressed to find better descriptors. In the heart of the nation's capital, a stone's throw from The White House, AN OCTOROON is a living, breathing, vital dialogue about racial tension in America. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Enjoy an indoor Shakespeare festival with air conditioning!  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Teens Prove Talent Is Ageless As They Bring DOG SEES GOD To Hollywood
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions Present DOG SEES GOOD at The Blank Theater in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jonah Platt, the production is fresh off its run from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their Encore performance takes place this upcoming weekend at The Blank Theater. (more...)

Harper Starling Releases 'Disco River Dream' Music Video
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Harper Starling's addictive new release, “Disco Mirror Dream,” co-produced by Steve Daly (One Direction, Sia) is audio candy, nostalgic bliss, wonderland pop for a new era of dance-pop junkies. The video, co-directed by John Engstrom (David LaChappelle, Britney Spears), is chock-full of visual nods to 80s artists like Cyndi Lauper & Madonna, showcasing Harper in a magnetic tour-de-force performance that will have you up and dancing and rolling on the floor laughing. “Disco Mirror Dream,” is nostalgia worship at its best, capturing an era long gone (though not forgotten) and fashioning it into a fabulous and glittery new package, filled with shiny, disco fueled joy, humor, and yes, love. (more...)

Artists Rep Announces NEW. NOW. NECESSARY 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

For its 35th anniversary as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company, Artists Repertory Theatre will offer seven gripping, contemporary plays for their mainstage series.  Among these plays are Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winners, the second  Table|Room|Stage commission, The Thanksgiving Play, by Larissa FastHorse, and a limited run of the World Premiere of the epic theatrical event Magellanica, by Portland playwright E.M. Lewis. Artists Rep's FRONTIER SERIES returns for a second season with internationally acclaimed artists from New York, Seattle and Iran. (more...)

BWW Review: DESSERT, Southwark Playhouse
by Alistair Wilkinson - Jul 19, 2017

Glorious furniture decorates the stage, with 15th-century Venetian paintings hanging from the walls. A butler pours expensive wine and the four dinner guests congratulate him on cooking delicious food. Dessert is on its way, as is a night the five of them will never forget. Oliver Cotton's new play is a blend of unexpected twists and dark humour, directed by the seasoned Trevor Nunn, but drama is ultimately sacrificed for didactic discussion of capitalism. (more...)

BWW Review: Revolutionary HAIR Still Wows at GLOW Lyric Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Jul 18, 2017

Director Jenna Tamisiea and music director Christian Elser put a talented cast through a physical and emotional journey that still feels revolutionary. They'll wow you with their stamina, their marvelous musicianship (including a crack live band), and their raw emotional power. (more...)

BWW Review: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Cotuit Center For The Arts
by Heather Roberts - Jul 17, 2017

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical about the "art of making art" and two artists' journeys of filling in a blank canvas. It tells the story of George, a fictionalized version of the real George Seurat, and the creation of his famous painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," and his great-grandson, who is also named George, and his struggle to create something meaningful and new. With a book by James Lapine and music by Stephen Sondheim, it is a musical experience one will not forget. The original Broadway Production opened in1984 at the Booth Theater, and went on to win two Tony Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1985. It's appropriate, then, to produce this show in a space that is surrounded by art. (more...)

BWW Review: The Bay Area Premiere of Laura Eason's Meaningful, Timely SEX WITH STRANGERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 17, 2017

With fine acting by Carey Urban and Ben Williamson, it captures life in the 2010's like few other plays. (more...)

NYC Theater Company Plunges Audiences Into Darkness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Hit The Lights! Theater Co. (HTL!) is pleased to present the award winning production of DUNGEON as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. DUNGEON tells the story of a young man falling into the unknown to rescue something he holds dear. It is told through movement, sound, flashlights, and without the use of dialogue or stage lighting. Inspired by kabuki, video games, horror movies, and pixar shorts, dungeon builds a world where the darkness speaks louder than the light. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Bug's Funny and Wry New Musical IF I WERE YOU
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2017

Once again, Cori Laemmel and Laura Matula - along with their team of creative collaborators and their always surprising and courageous troupe of young actors at The Theater Bug - have achieved much with their latest original musical. If I Were You, which focuses on four young protagonists gives the youthful Theater Bug company of actors an opportunity to explore the depths of their own emotions amid the turmoil of their formative years and, in so doing, they give every audience member a chance to examine their own emotions and preconceived notions of the people around them. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017


BWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 13, 2017

Kevin McCollum produced some of Broadway's biggest shows, including MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing now in Minneapolis. Read along with my engaging conversation with him and learn some tidbits about an upcoming project and what drives his storytelling. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Alex Newell Slay Song from ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported today, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell ('Glee'), Merle Dandridge ('Greenleaf'), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Cats) will join the cast of the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 8, 2017

Last Monday night, the Addison Theatre Center was abuzz, eagerly anticipating the directorial debut of WaterTower Theatre's new Artistic director, Joanie Schultz and the play HIT THE WALL that she carried with her from her previous Chicago home, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. When the house opened, actors milled about the stage, an enthusiastic indie band jamming away behind them, casually greeting ticket buyers as they took their seats. And, although we weren't yet sure if we were there to witness humor or horror, we entered ready for a riot. (more...)

¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat Announce New Album & Tour, 'Juntos' Out 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Juntos means together in Spanish, and the vibrant energy of Chicago based ESSO Afrojam Funkbeats' unique sound is sure to do exactly that - bring people together. Named the “Best New Band” in 2016 by the revered Chicago Reader's annual poll, this musical movement's momentum has only just begun. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Robin Hood!' at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 3, 2017

ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe proves that the Legend of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest is as alive and ever. It's hard to keep a good legend down, and like other heroes Robin Hood is always ready for his return to pop culture. Not that he really ever truly left, having been portrayed in movies and on stage for the last 80 years, and in stories for longer than that. The new work by Ken Ludwig commissioned by the Old Globe 'Robin Hood' proves that it was time for yet another fun frolic through the forest with Robin and his band of Merry Men! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory Of Sam Shepard
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard, who, as BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, passed away on Thursday, July 27th at age 73. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory yesterday, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Fox Theatre Welcomes Julien Baker this December
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Julien Baker's solo debut, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. (more...)

Bon Iver All-Inclusive Concert Vacation in Mexico Announced Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents announce the all-inclusive tropical concert vacation Days Have No Numbers, featuring Bon Iver in Mexico. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 2nd, 2017: REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 2, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: REALLY ROSIE begins at Encores! Off-Center and more! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Marc Martel. Get ready to rock with the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet when The Ultimate Queen Celebration comes NJPAC with a concert that incorporates nearly two dozen of that classic rock band's greatest hits: 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' 'Somebody to Love,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' and many more. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Edward Hughes and His New Company SING OUT LOUISE! THEATRICALS
by Jay Irwin - Aug 18, 2017

Hello, Dear Readers. I recently got the chance to sit down with Seattle Theater staple David Edward Hughes to pick his brain on his career, his views on the state of local theater and, most importantly, his new theater company Sing Out Louise! Theatricals which will be announcing their inaugural season at their gala event on August 26th. An evening guaranteed to be filled to the brim with songs old, new and strange. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASC's WILD PARTY An Undeniable Taboo
by Trevor Durham - Aug 12, 2017

Rodaz' Wild Party is cruel, immersive, and leaves the taste of taboo with each jazz number. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 11, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JERSEY BOYS announces Off-Broadway return, Janet Metz reprises Role in JOSEPH, and more! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly Hill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Maya Riley and Holly Hill take on roles in the lushly-scored musical, performing for hometown audiences who have wondered what they have been up to in college, showing off their talents in director Tim Larson's cast, offering a glimpse into their creative processes and their personal and professional growth in the theater. (more...)

New Autumn/Winter Season at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

There's something for everyone at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre this autumn and winter with shows ranging from festive family entertainment to political drama, and including music and dance. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

In June of 2017 Midnight North is slated to release their third studio album: Under The Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under The Lights features their 11 best new tunes. Expect flares of country on tracks like "The Highway Song" and "Greene County", tinges of soul on the likes of "Back To California", but mostly good solid rock and roll. With strong melodies and stronger harmonies, for this band it comes down to one thing: the song. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory of the Late Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in her memory on yesterday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Alexander Upstairs Presents SELWYN AND GABRIEL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Selwyn & Gabriel is a new comedy-drama by Richard Kaplan, writer of The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner. In the dead of night, Selwyn Aaron Bernstein wakes to find the intruder Gabriel in his home. Something terrible has happened. (more...)

BWW Review: The "Hart" of Theater Beats for Peregrine's CHICAGO
by Kristen Morale - Aug 10, 2017

When the unconquerable Billy Flynn and the ensemble sing of that "old razzle dazzle," they sing of corruption and deceit - of wicked things turned into truth when presented in just the right light. Under the pretense of being decent in a world of easy exploitation and unremorseful women, Billy's smile is a falsity he doesn't care to hide - his performance as showy as The Lights which illuminate the stage. Transforming the lives of the potentially dead murderesses of Chicago into a form of entertainment for the masses is manipulation at its core - it is just one of the reasons Kander and Ebb's Chicago has remained one of our favorite musicals for so long. Now, we can all be grateful for Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's current production of the longest running American musical in Broadway history, happening right in the heart of Provincetown. (more...)

New Lewis and Clark Musical Gets Encore Performance at the NY Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The story of Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific Ocean is one that we've all heard a million times, so why bother telling the same old story again? A new musical called Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis and Clark has been doing just that at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival's Summerfest. (more...)

Stars of Broadway's JITNEY Set for Performance, Q&A at Queens Library
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Four cast members from August Wilson's Jitney (the 2017 Tony Winner for Best Revival of a Play) will perform select readings from the show, followed by a Q&A with the audience, at Queens Library on Monday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

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