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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a?? the american vicarious proudly presents the World Premiere of (A)loft Modulation by NYC-based playwright Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965,  (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. Previews begin tonight, Thursday September 26th, with Opening Night set for Thursday, October 3rd. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through Sunday, October 27th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
26 year old Toronto actor Hannah Engelhardt sits in a sweltering rehearsal studio just off of Pape and Danforth. Like many others, she has been acting since being dragged to her first class as a child. Today she is waiting for her cast to rehearse, as they gear up to perform at the John Candy Box Theatre in just a few short weeks. For all three members of The M Word, this will be their official introduction to the Toronto theatre scene.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Oct 8, 2019
Direct from London, On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 6, 2019
DC Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) visionary Michael J. Bobbitt left us to start a new artistic chapter in his life a few months ago. The season opener at Adventure Theatre shows that even though he isn't here physically his vision for the company will be felt all season. Bobbitt made his picks for the company's 19/20 season before his departure.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a?? the american vicarious proudly presents the World Premiere of (A)loft Modulation by NYC-based playwright Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965,  (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. Opening Night is tonight, Thursday October 3rd. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through Sunday, October 27th.
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 19, 2018
Audiences familiar with Signature Theatre know that it is not uncommon for Matthew Gardiner to wear dual hats as both a musical's director and choreographer. However, having dual actors tackle the lead role brings its own set of unique challenges.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 18, 2019
Zawe Ashton's incredible 2019 brings to the plate the second piece she's written in her career. It took a long, winding road that spanned 11 years and more than a few attempts, but for all the women who thought they were Mad finally made it. Now, it's receiving his world premiere in London before opening almost simultaneously Off-Broadway too. Jo McInnes directs the play, which oozes with metaphors and allegoric meaning; the small, daily aggressions that black women have to endure are put together to form a universal experience infused with just the right amount of magic.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 13, 2018
Here is the scenario. Imagine going to a community theatre in Arlington, VA to see a show that requires a good size choir and a fourteen-piece orchestra. I imagine some of you might think that the company was crazy. I'm here to tell you that, in the case of The Arlington Players' 68th season opener The Hunchback of Notre Dame, you would be totally wrong. Never assume anything until you witness it. The production indeed features a twenty-member choir and it utilizes Michael Starobin's full orchestration but besides that, the production overall is as good as I've seen from some professional theatre companies. Yes, you read that right folks.
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
NBC has picked up 'New Amsterdam' for a full season, according to Variety.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Kevin Haskins, drummer and founding member of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Tones on Tail and his latest trio Poptone, has announced his involvement in an exciting new MTV-inspired television show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Foxes Television will be launching its first episodes in 2019. This exciting new MTV-inspired television show will be co-produced by Kevin Haskins, best known as drummer and founding member of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Tones on Tail and his latest trio Poptone.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
James Greene, a character actor with an illustrious stage career, but perhaps best known for his four-year stint on TV's 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd' with writer and director Jay Tarses, died on November 9, 2018, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91.
by Nicholas Adler - May 23, 2020
'Let's go on with the show'! And what a show it's been thanks to the host with the most, Mr. Jim Caruso!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Join the producers of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL (Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman) for an exclusive live stream conversation on INSTAGRAM LIVE (@MightyRealSylvester) with Co-Producer & TV/Film Star Sheryl Lee Ralph.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 8, 2021
BroadwayWorld is celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day by asking the question, 'what does being a woman in theatre mean to you?'
by Paul Smith - Mar 8, 2019
'Ev'rythin's up to date in' New York City with a new production of Oklahoma! beginning previews on Broadway later this month. Daniel Fish's production played at St. Ann's Warehouse late last year and Rosie O'Donnell was one of the audience members that contributed to it's praise. 
by Student Blogger: Becca Jones - Mar 20, 2019
Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be back for another week of writing for Broadway World! This week I'm talking about the ways social media has impacted modern theatre and the experiences surrounding it. Social media has made shows more accessible, more popular with younger audiences, and in some cases, social media has even brought shows from little regional theatres all the way to Broadway itself.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
A star-studded cast led by Becky Ann Baker (HBO's "Girls."), 5-Time Tony nominee Dana Ivy (off-Broadway's original "Driving Miss Daisy"), 4-Time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason ("The Goodbye Girl") and Tony winner John Rubinstein ("Children of a Lesser God") will perform in a benefit reading of "The Torch-Bearers" for Bucks County Playhouse. Performances will be held in New York at the Westside Theatre on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and then two days later at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm. The reading is the first of three benefit readings that will mark the Playhouse's 80th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Emmy, Olivier, and three-time Tony-Award winning producer Jim Kierstead (Kierstead Productions, Inc.,) and Broadway United have announced the launch of a new company, Broadway Virtual, a subsidiary specializing in streamed and recorded content and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that singer and actress Elly Stone has died at age 93.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Big Shot The Musical will play five nights Off-Broadway and one night at Feinstein's54 Below this August.
by Tanya Seale - Jul 7, 2019
St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBute New Theater Festival pulls together two sets of one-acts and a staged reading of high school finalists this month in order 'to bring a fresh vision of theatre to St. Louis.' Blind, open submissions were taken from playwrights near and far, with six new, previously-unproduced professional plays and four plays by high school students making the cut. Accompanying the professional play sets is Great Negro Works of Art, a Midwestern premier by Neil LaBute directed by John Pierson, performed each night of the festival. It allows its audience to peer in on...
by Tanya Seale - Jul 26, 2019
WOW is the word right now, as Grease, with direction and musical staging by Michael Hamilton, plays at Stages St. Louis! In this automatic, systematic, hyyyydromatic show, it's 1950s USA, and a new school year is beginning at Rydel High. A feisty Miss Lynch (Kendra Lynn Lucas) greets us as her students with the morning announcements (and theatre etiquette, too a?" thank you Miss Lynch), using a training clicker to keep us in check lest we get too rowdy. She knows her students, after all. Moving into the musical, we encounter Sandy Dumbrowski (Summerisa Bell Stevens) and Danny Zuko (Sam Harvey), who met at the beach over summer break and had a sweet little romance. Both will be attending Rydel for their senior year, unbeknownst to one other, so that makes for a scrumptiously awkward...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019
Here is your chance to celebrate the '80s when you join the 10th anniversary company of Rock of Ages for one rockin' performance.
by Peter Nason - Jul 1, 2019
This is one fast and furiously entertaining show!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Vanguard Theater Company will present Spring Awakening, by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, for four performances only on January 17-19 at the American Theater for Actors, 314 W 54th Street, NY, NY.
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 5, 2019
Let's get ready to rock, New Orleans! Opening at the Saenger Theatre TONIGHT is, according to cast member John-Michael Breen, the "best face-melting jukebox musical you'll ever see" that also has a lot of heart. If you're crazy about the 80s, or even if you're not, this show is one to see.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021
Mint Theater Company will kick off its Silver Lining Streaming Series today with the on-demand streaming of the HD recording of Days To Come by Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, Toys in the Attic, The Children's Hour), directed by J.R. Sullivan, beginning January 4th and continuing through February 21st. 
by The Marriage Matinee - Jan 31, 2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a musical about rebellion, the mantra of "sticking it to The Man", of children finding their voice in a controlled and advantaged setting and finding their courage to rise up.
by Stan Jenson - Jan 19, 2020
The finest moments of the evening for me were Arthur's speeches, notably his telling of the story of removing Excalibur from the stone and his soliloquy at the end of Act I when he tries to find how to deal with the two greatest loves of his life betraying him, as a man and as the king. Grant's handling of those speeches were a master class!
by Christian Ranke - Jan 16, 2019
Bikuben at Det Norske Teatret has proven to be the ideal arena for smaller cultural events of that would otherwise struggle to find a home in the commercially driven theatre scene. This new season started off last Friday with a sold-out small Sondheim-concert at the foyer stage of the theatre, in the spirit of 'Side By Side By Sondheim'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
A star-studded cast led by Becky Ann Baker (HBO's 'Girls.'), 5-Time Tony nominee Dana Ivey (off-Broadway's original 'Driving Miss Daisy'), 4-Time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason ('The Goodbye Girl') and Tony winner John Rubinstein ('Children of a Lesser God') will star in a benefit reading of 'The Torch-Bearers' for Bucks County Playhouse. Performances will be held in New York at the Westside Theatre on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and then two days later at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm.  The reading is the first of three benefit readings that will mark the Playhouse's 80th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The Private Theatre, in association with TEA Creative, is pleased to present the world premiere theatre event Rocco, Chelsea, Adriana, Sean, Claudia, Gianna, Alex, created by Vieve Radha Price and John Gould Rubin.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
Prepare yourself for a saucy explosion of high camp and razor-sharp wit, when Reuben Kaye Returns to Darlinghurst Theatre Company for the first time since his sell-out cabaret performances in June last year. Obscenely intelligent and rib-crackingly funny, Reuben is joined by his four-piece band in an extravaganza bursting with political satire and merciless one-liners that fly at you at break-neck speed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Full casting has been announced for NY Classical Theatre's staged reading of Carlyle Brown's drama The African Company Presents Richard III, which will be performed on two nights in March in Harlem and midtown.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 18, 2020
Cleverly and wittingly written, not only the book, but the intricate, explanatory and humorous lyrics to the ten musical numbers written for the show with wonderful vocal arrangements to match; Law and Order; The Musical, delivers the clues, the facts, the suspects, the crime and plenty of hilarity during this mock-up and laugh-a-minute parody spoofing the epic long-running TV drama.  The spiffy and caricatured choreography was an added bonus to the already lively, full of energy cast of characters we meet.  Being a long-time fan of the series, it was fun to mix and match the characters to the different actors you've seen playing those roles.   The woman behind all this creativity is Ilyse Mimoun, who plays one of the leads, and has written, directed and is executive producer of this brand new endeavor.  Kudos to the entire cast for mastering the extensive dialogue, lyrics, musical staging, choreography, and some really great harmony!
by Michael Dale - Feb 13, 2019
The only part of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME that doesn't bounce off an audience response comes at the very beginning when four voices announce a 'mic check' and standard phrases like 'mic one check' and 'this is microphone two' get extended into a frenetic off-the-cuff mixture of words, rhythms and beats.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
Livestream concert experience industry leader TourGigs has announced multiple major upcoming shows in 2021 including two Valentine's Day concerts with Josh Groban and Air Supply, in addition to a partnership with iconic Austin-based blues venue Antone's to produce various livestream shows this year.
by Gil Kaan - Dec 5, 2020
Rubicon Theatre presents the World Premiere of ESTELLA SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH A TWIST, a modern day take on Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Stellar cast of twenty-four includes: Betsy Wolfe as Estella Scrooge, Clifton Duncan as Phillip 'Pip' Nickleby, Lauren Patten as Dawkins, Patrick Page as Mr. Merdle, Carolee Carmello as Marla Havisham, Danny Burstein as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020
Mint Theater Company Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced the line-up for Mint’s popular Streaming Series for 2021, featuring HD recordings of past productions: Days To Come by Lillian Hellman, directed by J.R. Sullivan (will begin airing January 4th and continue through February 21st); plus much more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
A new piano bar and open mic show has launched in Old Pasadena and music lovers and singers are welcome to join the fun, meet new people, have a drink, a bite to eat, sing a few songs and have a few laughs.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
A new piano bar and open mic show has launched in Old Pasadena and music lovers and singers are welcome to join the fun, meet new people, have a drink, a bite to eat, sing a few songs and have a few laughs.
by Jay Irwin - Aug 24, 2019
Eighty percent of having a successful show is casting. If you have the right cast, even the dullest show can shine. However, that means the opposite is also true. You can have a good play, such as Eisa Davis' a?oeBulrushera??, currently being offered from Intiman Theatre, but if the cast isn't there, then neither is the decent storytelling. In the case of Intiman's show, the cast is mostly there, but one glaring weak link sapped the energy and emotion from a piece that should be filled with energy and emotion.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??the american vicarious proudly presents the World Premiere of (A)loft Modulation by NYC-based playwright Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965,  (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. Previews begin Thursday September 26th with Opening Night set for Thursday, October 3rd. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through Sunday, October 27th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Richard Skipper Celebrates Barbara Minkus Tonight, Tuesday evening August 18, 7 PM ET/4PM PT, streaming LIVE.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
Melbourne audiences will soon have the chance to see another of War Horse author Michael Morpurgo's stories on stage, with the World War One award winning drama PRIVATE PEACEFUL announced to play a brief season at Chapel off Chapel this September.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Last night's (8pm) episode of STARS IN THE HOUSE, benefiting The Actors Fund, was a MELROSE PLACE reunion. Marcia Cross, Daphne Zuniga, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Grant Show, Thomas Calabro, Andrew Shue, Doug Savant, Laura, Leighton, Josie Bissett, and Heather Locklear reunited and went for a walk down memory lane.