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Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Hong Kong Dance Company Presents ELECTRIC GIRL this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hong Kong Dance Company presents Da' Mixtape of Canton-Popera, Electric Girl (re-run), featuring The Autistic Genius on 13-15 October, 2017 (Fri-Sat 7:45pm; Sun 3pm) at Auditorium of Tsuen Wan Town Hall to bring alive Electric Girl -a Cantonese musical with new perspective and artistic elements that pays tribute to the golden age of Cantopop. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Chris Cragin-Day and FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 16, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival from September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chris about her career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Anna of the North Share New Track 'Money'; Debut Album Out 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Anna of the North today unveil new single 'Money', another infectious alt-pop gem from the ever-more endearing Norwegian-Kiwi duo who stand on the precipice of blowing up. (more...)

Carrie Robbins Brings MY SWOLLEN FEET to NY Summerfest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Backstage comedy MY SWOLLEN FEET by designer/playwright Carrie Robbins is The Story Robbins didn't have the courage or insight to tell until now. (more...)

World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Repertorio Español - one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the ONLY company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in true repertory in NYC - will mark its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 season with a roster of plays that demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to presenting works that represent the diversity of its own 50-year canon, and the diversity of playwriting voices among contemporary and oft-forgotten writers of Spanish drama and literature worldwide. (more...)

Three Houston Area Museums Team for Screening of OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Health Museum and ADSI/Renee Logans will present the Exclusive Houston Screenings of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice on Thursday, September 7 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. (more...)

Craft Theatre to Bring A NAZI COMPARISON to Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Confirmation bias: also called confirmatory bias or myside bias, the tendency to search for, interpret, favour, and recall information in a way that confirms one's pre-existing beliefs or hypotheses. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area for August 16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come across the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. Want your audition information to be included? Send your information to jeffrey@bwayworld.com. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Is 'Puttin' On the Ritz' with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is currently playing at North Shore Music Theatre through August 27, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Morgan Freeman Heads to Paley Center New York This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Paley Center for Media in New York announced today that it has selected The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman as the latest addition to its fall 2017 PaleyLive season. The evening will feature a premiere screening of the series, a panel conversation, and audience Q&A with the cast and creative team. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 2016 THE MUSICAL, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 16, 2017

Few years in recent memory have included such a host of dramatic events, so it is perhaps no surprise that the turbulent time that was 2016 has been chosen as the subject of this new musical from Evolution Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS at American Players Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Aug 16, 2017

Humans yearn for what we do not have. It is the trademark of our species. We seem to never be satisfied, always longing for more, better, bigger. Though this play is set a century ago in Russia, it could not be more relevant to our current culture. (more...)

Julian McMahon Joins Cast of Original Hulu Series MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Get ready to run! Actor Julian McMahon from 'Dirk Gently,' is joining the cast of the highly-anticipated Hulu Original Series MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS as Jonah. (more...)

Bill Oberst Jr. to Bring RAY BRADBURY'S PILLAR OF FIRE to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Did Ray Bradbury see Donald Trump coming? Did Ray Bradbury see Donald Trump coming?  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of FOREVER PLAID at Marietta Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Marietta Theatre Company will launch the new theater's inaugural season with Forever Plaid, a story of four friends with a passion for music, from August 18 - September 2 at Lyric Studio on the Square. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

BWW Feature: 17TH ANNUAL VILLAGE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS at Village Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Aug 16, 2017

Well, Dear Readers, it's my favorite weekend of the year again. The weekend when Village Theatre gathers together all the best musical theater talent and presents readings of five up and coming new musicals. Yes, it's the 17th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals or as I like to call it, Musical Theater Nerd Paradise. They presented us with some really outstanding works and while I can't review them, I can still tell you about the shows themselves. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. TREVOR the musical runs August 9 - September 17, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics Announces Full 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is announcing the first scheduled production of its 2018 season. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at The Smith Center
by Jessica Vanek - Aug 16, 2017

I've always been a fan of satire and cheesy comedy, but the Broadway smash 'Something Rotten' by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick took this art form to a whole new level. The show is currently on tour, and made a stop in Las Vegas's beautiful Smith Center. I was lucky enough to get tickets and experience this musical masterpiece. (more...)

Rockdale Musical Society to Debut DREAMGIRLS in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Sydney is about to enjoy the thrilling behind-the-scenes musical that takes audiences on a journey from Pop to Rock & Roll to Rhythm & Blues to Disco… and beyond! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eli Tokash and More in TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The world premiere of TREVOR the musical opens tonight at Writers Theatre. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tiffany Alford, Teala Dunn, Jessie Paege and More Announced for AT&T Hello Lab's 'Guilty Party'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When the victim of high school bullying appears to start taking revenge on the clique that casts her out, a group of teens must face the sins of their past before their secrets tear them apart. In AT&T* Hello Lab's “Guilty Party”, the audience plays the role of detective to discover who is exposing everyone's secrets. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
by Vince Vicentuan - Aug 16, 2017

Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical," "West Side Story," the international tour, opened in Manila to a crowd of old and new fans, and the result is both exhilarating and, to some degree, bifurcating. (more...)

Panic! Productions to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Panic! Productions launches its new season with Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' September 9 through 24, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway's CHICAGO in the role of Roxie Hart. 'I love Broadway,' shared the singer. 'It completely changed my life.' Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

The Story Continues! LOVE NEVER DIES Finds Cast for National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which makes its North American premiere on Wednesday, October 25 in Detroit, MI, following technical rehearsals and performances in Utica, NY (September 22-24, Stanley Theatre) and a special preview engagement in Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 3-8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Aug 16, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that strikes a chord in the most difficult audience to please: actors. As people of show business, we as actors find ourselves in a difficult position when going to see a show that is not ours; we are critical, we are hopeful, we are looking to be impressed. Often times, we are pleasantly amused and surprised by other works of theatre, but rarely do we find a show that speaks to us as clearly as A CHORUS LINE. The mere title of the show aims itself directly at actors themselves, and has prided itself on representing the trials and tribulations of show business for several decades. Central PA's most recent incarnation, presented by Susquehanna Stage Company, invokes just the same feelings that inspire each and every actor to push just a little bit harder to reach their goals. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE PATCHWORK ODYSSEY, Assembly Roxy
by Amy Hanson - Aug 16, 2017

The Odyssey is one of the most iconic stories of all time, telling the tale of Odysseus' long and epic journey home from the Trojan War.  This engaging take on it from Dutch company Patchwork Theatre offers the chance to see the Greek tale in several new ways. (more...)

Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Make Star-Studded London Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After three years of benefit performances in New York, Los Angeles and regional theaters, audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks is bringing its money-raising shenanigans to London in support of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD) on September 3rd. (more...)

Shaun Frank Releases Melodic-Driven Video for "Upsidedown"
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Multi-talented artist Shaun Frank showcases his prowess as a musician, producer and vocalist in his newest video for this breakup anthem “Upsidedown.”  (more...)

Belgrade Theatre to Mark 70 Years of Partition Between India and Pakistan with PINK SARI REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

To mark 70 years of partition between India and Pakistan, the Belgrade Theatre is delighted to be bringing a new adaptation of Pink Sari Revolution to the stage this October. (more...)

BWW TV: Eerie New Trailer for THE WOMAN IN BLACK at Playhouse on the Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

In this thrilling adaptation of Susan Hill's horror novella, set on a lonely English moor, near an isolated causeway, a traumatized man recruits an actor to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to share a creepy new trailer for the show, coming to Playhouse on the Park this Halloween season! (more...)

ONE WAY TRIP TO MARS: A Rock Opera Makes its World Premiere at Waterville Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

One Way Trip to Mars - A Rock Opera makes its world theatrical premiere at the Waterville Opera House August 24 through 27. One Way Trip to Mars is a Broadway bound spectacular, musical and cinematic production that takes audiences on a virtual journey into space and the surface of Mars. The Story is told entirely through songs written by Maine musicians Peter Alexander and Johannah Harkness and is directed by Dennis St. Pierre. International recording sensation Fantine will star as "Casssandra," the lead female role and is joined on stage by a cast of professional New York actors, and supported by an 11-piece rock orchestra. For a complete list of performers, visit www.onewaytriptomars.org. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Opens 99th Season with RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre opens their 99th Season with Neil Simon's hysterical comedy, RUMORS, directed by Erin Chanfrau. (more...)

The Kitchen Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In today's landscape, where contemporary artists and arts institutions are collaborating in new ways and generating new contexts for the continuing evolution of multi-disciplinary art, The Kitchen, as a nimble, smaller-scale organization, plays an especially vital role: it provides emerging and established artists a hot-house environment for the presentation and discussion of their work, supporting and seeking to foster a vibrant, living dialogue among artists from every field and area of culture. (more...)

North Coast Brings Hip-Hop Improv Musical to The Connelly Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera, created by the critically-acclaimed improv group, North Coast, will play at the Connelly Theater in the East Village starting on September 20. The fully improvised hip-hop musical is directed by Jody Shelton (Baby Wants Candy) and will run for five performances through Saturday, September 23. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Announces Launch Date and Debuts Trailer for Original Documentary Short RESURFACE
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Netflix announced today its original documentary short RESURFACE. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Mention and will launch globally on Netflix on September 1, 2017. (more...)

Brundibár Returns to Monmouth County in Count Basie Theatre's New Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

???????Brundibar returns to Monmouth County in Count Basie Theatre's new production led by Eli Villanueva and Jason Tramm August 19 & 20 (more...)

Inaugural INGENIO Play Fest Milagro Begins 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Milagro is excited to announce the inaugural INGENIO Play Fest. INGENIO is a new play and playwright development program for Latina/o playwrights. Four plays were selected after a national request for submissions and will be presented in a concert readings over three days, September 8-10, 2017, following a week of rehearsals. During the rehearsal process, playwrights will work with guest artist Daniel Jaquez, directors, and dramaturgs in the continued development of the scripts, preparing them for a full production. Each reading will be followed by a moderated feedback session, led by guest artist Daniel Jaquez and other guests. INGENIO Play Fest is supported by the National New Play Network's Collaboration Fund. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Newnan Theatre Company, in conjunction with Crain Oil Company, will open NTC's historic 40th season with To Kill A Mockingbird. The script is adapted from Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book by playwright Christopher Sergel, who worked with Ms. Lee to bring this version to the stage. (more...)

STUN, New Play About Drag and LGBT Culture, Gets NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The premiere reading of STUN, a new play about drag and LGBT culture, will take place at the Dramatists Guild of America this Friday, August 18. (more...)

Garrison Keillor, Straight No Chaser, Shaping Sound and More Set for The Kentucky Center's 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 34th arts season. Fall performances will feature author and radio personality Garrison Keillor, all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser, Emmy winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound as well as many others. (more...)

'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT' to Bring Supreme Stage Magic to The Rep This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis kicks off its 51st season with The Curious Incident of the Night-Time, the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Featuring a script by Simon Stephens, based on the book by Mark Haddon and directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the production runs September 6 to October 1. (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close August 20. It has been extended through December 16, 2017 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

Review Roundup: EVITA at San Diego Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for the first production of its 2017/18 season, 'EVITA.' (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars to Hold Local Auditions for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding dance auditions for the upcoming holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which TUTS is bringing to Houston with Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP). (more...)

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