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Biltmore Theatre (New York, NY)
261-5 West 47th St.

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Review Roundup: National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA, starring Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane & More
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2017

The National Theatre's 2017 revival of Tony Kushner's landmark work Angels in America just opened in London, starring Stuart Angell, Mark Arnold, Arun Blair-Mangat, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Kate Harper, John Hastings, Claire Lambert, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Mateo Oxley, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Paksie Vernon, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins. (more...)

BWW Review: WOYZECK, Old Vic
by Jenny Gilbert - May 25, 2017

The very survival into the 21st century of an unfinished play written by a 23-year-old in 1836 is an extraordinary thing, made more extraordinary by the grimness of its subject. Even to call Georg Buchner's text a play - 'the world's first working-class tragedy' - is a bit of a stretch. (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - May 24, 2017

Robert Hastie's debut at Sheffield Theatres features some electrifying scenes as it sets Julius Caesar in the present-day. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)

BWW Review: Binge-Watching DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - May 2, 2017

As blasphemous as it sounds, Arthur Miller's classic American tragedy is almost as good as peak television. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - May 17, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens triumphantly in Louisville. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Clarksville Little Theatre
by Taylor Clemons - May 13, 2017

Music, mayhem, and a gay wedding! (more...)

F'D (ANOTHER EFFING WEB SERIES) Premieres Pilot Episode 5/12
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

F'D (ANOTHER EFFING WEB SERIES), a new comedy, will release its pilot episode Friday, May 12th, at 5:30p EST. (more...)

Lyric Stage presents the World Premiere of Larry Gatlin's QUANAH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Quanah, the Parker Family Saga, is a new musical written by Grammy Award-winning country music legend Larry Gatlin. It is the story of Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief, his mother Cynthia Ann Parker and the Parker Family settling in Texas and the survival and ascendancy of the great Comanche people.  It is, in part, a tragic, sad, heartbreaking story-a story of war, bloodshed, death and heartbreak-but it is, more importantly, a story celebrating the strength and power of the human spirit. Gatlin's wife Janis-who says he is never wrong-believes that it is the best music he has ever written. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, Southwark Playhouse
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 7, 2017

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Alexander Parker and Amy Ewbank's production of The Diary of a Teenage Girl is the latest show in The Little at Southwark Playhouse. This dark, irreverent comedy stands alone in a theatre scene that is largely preoccupied with politics, and as such is a breath of fresh air (despite it taking a sinister turn). (more...)

BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN is Unapologetic and Unafraid at Austin Playhouse
by Scott Shipman - Mar 6, 2017

With the current production of this show at Austin Playhouse the company requires, or even demands, that the audience leave the theater with a multitude of thoughts whirling in their mind. I left the theater in two minds about what I have seen. There were elements and moments that viscerally affected me and gave me a multitude of things to think about, and there were also moments that just as noticeably didn't land for me, and that gave me a multitude of things to think about too. (more...)

World Premiere of QUANAH, Starring Larry Gatlin, Set for Irving Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

QUANAH is a new musical written by and starring Grammy Award-winning country music legend Larry Gatlin. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera's BEFORE NIGHT FALLS Continues Thru 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The early reviews for Florida Grand Opera's production of Jorge Martín's powerful opera Before Night Falls have appeared, and critics agree that the work represents a bold and adventurous step forward for the company that is the oldest continuously operating performing arts organization in the state of Florida. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 24- The 1994 Revival of CAROUSEL Waltzes Onto Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2017

On this day in 1994, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Carousel opened at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. (more...)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Mar 2, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From starry Stoppard and Marber revivals to toe-tapping musicals and Elena Ferrante on stage, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED Casts a Spell at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 17, 2017

The latest musical playing at Syracuse's historical Landmark Theatre is none other than the three time Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. The successful Broadway blockbuster with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman has everything - an amazing cast, spectacular sets, gorgeous costumes, and, of course, those famous Witches of Oz. (more...)

Announcing the 77th Opera Season in Miami & Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 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 THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and more! (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a Tennessee Williams revival and Bob Dylan-scored drama to royal politics and Adrian Mole, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jun 28, 2017

One you transport back to the late 50s and 60s this one is a lot of fun. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Stephen Sondheim [sort of] comes to Symphony Hall in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Justin J. Sacramone - Jun 27, 2017

One of the latest in this series of revues is SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, a brainchild of frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, which premiered on Broadway in 2010. Reorchestrated to fit the Boston Pops, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM played a two-night engagement at Symphony Hall on June 15 and June 16 under the direction of Sarna Lapine and conducted by Keith Lockhart. (more...)

Circlesnake Productions and Greenline Theatre Present SPECIAL CONSTABLES at the Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

After a string of award-winning hits and a successful remount of its' psychological cop thriller, Slip, at the Tarragon Workspace, Circlesnake Productions is excited to partner with Greenline Theatre to bring a fan favourite out of their archives. Special Constables brings summer blockbuster action to life on the Factory Mainstage at the 2017 Toronto Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: Attention Must Be Paid - LiveArts Presents Stirring DEATH OF A SALESMAN in Charlottesville
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 2, 2017

Attention must be paid once again to Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN. One of Charlottesville's premier theatres is presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama with a strong cast of leading players and impeccably directed by William Rough. An all-volunteer organization, LiveArts has a strong reputation in Central Virginia and this production is proof enough that community theatre can move an audience and illuminate a famous play with pathos and fine acting. (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 30, 2017

Although Urbandale Community Theatre's dedication to producing classic shows may be safer than putting on contemporary pieces, a classic must be done in a fresh way in order to convince the audience that the show must be seen. This production remains fresh enough to receive that seal of approval and entertains in spite of certain scenes that slow down the action. I will say that I wish Urbandale Community Theatre would sometimes be riskier in its selection of show, but Guys & Dolls convinces me enough that classics are here to stay. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Opposites Attract And Figure Out The Rest Later in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
by Justin J. Sacramone - Jul 3, 2017

Mark Medoff's Tony-winning play CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD centers around a state school for the deaf in the 1970's and follows several interwoven faculty/student storylines. While the excitement builds once we learn where Medoff has placed his characters at the top, it's a quick deflation to see he's decided not to dive deeper into any of the interesting dynamics. Instead, his play is more about a relationship with poor communication skills than a focus on the deaf community's struggle to assimilate into the hearing community. (more...)

Review Roundup: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Starring Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell- Updated!
by Review Roundups - Jul 26, 2017

The adult cast for the Young Vic's West End production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre comprises Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell(Brick), Colm Meaney (Big Daddy), Lisa Palfrey (Big Mama), Hayley Squires(Mae), Brian Gleeson(Gooper), Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon(Reverend). Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

BWW Review: Original Musical J. EYRE Packs a Power Punch
by Melissa Hall - Jul 24, 2017

There's something unique happening in Fountain Square right now. In Grove Haus, an old church being used as a performance space, EclecticPond is presenting an original piece, written, composed, and directed by Indiana's own Paige Scott. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theater
by Samuel Weber - Jul 24, 2017

Firehouse Theater once again takes a bite of a huge show with Pippin - and though at time it felt like more than the space was prepared to chew, some great comedic timing and a strong supporting cast make the evening a fun one. (more...)

BWW Review: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Charms at 2nd Story
by Andria Tieman - Jul 17, 2017

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is a literary and movie classic that always charms, and 2nd Story Theatre's production captures the setting and characters perfectly.  If you haven't been to 2nd Story lately, it's worth a visit just to see all of the changes.  The sets for this production, by Max Ponticelli, take the previous stadium seating configuration into a theatre in the round with brownstone facades, cobbled stones and a lovely balcony perfect for singing Moon River.  Every aspect of this production is so well thought out that you immediately feel like you've slipped into 1940's New York City the second you sit down.  There are a couple aspects of this production that dull the magic slightly, but overall, this is charming summer theatre that will also tugs at heartstrings. (more...)

BWW Review: Animal Crackers at Cygnet Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 14, 2017

ANIMAL CRACKERS is playing at the Cygnet Theater through August 13th. For tickets and show times go to www.cygnettheatre.com (more...)

BWW Review: SEE HOW THEY RUN at St. Vincent Continues a Beloved Summer Tradition
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 13, 2017

If you've ever wondered what a farce by Agatha Christie would be like, St. Vincent's annual summer farce will satisfy your curiosity- not to mention showcase all the local favorites in their triumphant returns. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS
by Vince Vicentuan - Jul 12, 2017

The Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein award-winning musical 'Kinky Boots' has finally strutted into Manila, and if the spontaneous standing ovations and full houses since opening night are any indication, Lola, the indomitable drag queen at the center of the show, could be right--'I came for one thing only--adulation!' (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS at Broadway Palm
by Fran Thomas - Jul 1, 2017

If the stress of living in today's world is getting to you, take yourself to Broadway Palm, spit spot, where you can spend a couple hours surrounded by the magic of Mary Poppins. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Bass Concert Hall
by Joni Lorraine - Jan 30, 2017

Mamma Mia is not Les Miserables, but it's loads of fun, and who cares, because: Abba! (more...)

BWW Review: SEND ME NO FLOWERS Lulls Audiences in Leander, TX
by Amy Bradley - Jan 27, 2017

Now playing at Way Off Broadway Community Players Theatre, SEND ME NO FLOWERS is the third show in this community theatre's platinum season. Twenty years ago, with the spark of a Library fundraiser in mind, a cast of community players came together in Leander Texas to perform for the betterment of their community. Now celebrating their 20th season, their longevity is an artistic feat their passionate contributors take pride in. SEND ME NO FLOWERS, mostly known for its cinematic success starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson, was first performed on stage in 1960. Writers Norman Barasch and Carroll Moore received modest reviews along with this shows initial 40 performances. Their hilarious story of the Kimball's did not see major success until the cinematic rendition by Julius J Epstein, brought this American comedy to the big screen. George Kimball (locally played by Bill Craig) is the picture of health to anyone you ask, except him. Living day to day as a functioning hypochondriac, George lives happily with his wife Judy Kimball (played by Tracy Cathey) in their quant 1950's neighborhood in Westchester New York. In a scene of happenstance, George overhears his physician speaking about a fatally ill patient, and in this misunderstanding, believes the sick party to be himself. The story of the Kimball's navigating this hilarious premiss continues over three acts, with the choices and stakes trading between Mr. and Mrs. Kimball scene to scene.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MAME at Lyric Stage
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 26, 2017

Photo Flash: MAME at Lyric Stage (more...)

BWW Review: TREVOR Monkeys Around at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Feb 28, 2017

TREVOR is what the Catastrophic Theatre does best - funny and provocative work that has much to say about the human condition. It's fascinating it takes a celebrity-obsessed chimpanzee to deliver the most human and touching of performances thanks to the combination of Kyle Sturdivant's acting prowess and a whipsmart script from Nick Jones. (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Presents Inspired Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Chris Gibson - Feb 16, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St Louis is presenting Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and it's a stunning production that is sure to be a smash hit. The addition of a representative group of African Americans referenced in the program as 'The Community' improves the experience immeasurably. The play itself has only a couple of characters of color, and in previous productions I've seen this presented a problem for me, given that the story is about injustice. This seemed to me to be a sort of injustice in and of itself. The basic story was there, of course, but something was missing that would further enhance a clearer understanding of the atmosphere and period. Now I can't imagine a staging that shouldn't follow this lead. This is a powerful and timely show that qualifies impressively as must-see entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - Feb 15, 2017

This new musical from Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae fizzes with energy and warmth - a must-see! (more...)

BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 10, 2017

Anyone arriving at a performance of the Met's new RUSALKA, in Mary Zimmerman's production, thinking that there's going to be an evening of Disney-type fun from this distant cousin of THE LITTLE MERMAID, will be in for a big disappointment. But for those seeking beautiful music (including one of opera's great arias), a game cast and good singing, RUSALKA, with soprano Kristine Opolais in the title role, offers a musically satisfying evening. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 18, 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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Acting Against Cancer
by Keith Waits - Aug 15, 2017

I am not the biggest fan of Adam Sandler, or at least the movies he manufactures for himself and his buddies, but I have always liked The Wedding Singer, one of his first, most endearing films. The story of Robbie Hart (Remy Sisk), a cheesy but sincere front man for a wedding band in the late 1980's, is a logical selection for adaptation into a stage musical, and provides ample opportunity for satire of social trends in fashion. (more...)

BWW Review: Thought- Provoking HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Apr 9, 2017

Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of How I Learned to Drive is currently playing at Syracuse Stage in co-production with the Cleveland Play House. Astutely directed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, this edgy, intermission-less 90-minute production is captivating, deeply thought-provoking, and controversial, and showcases the tremendous talents of the cast. (more...)

BWW Review: St. Louis Actors' Studio's Superb and Intense AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by Chris Gibson - Apr 27, 2017

Several years ago the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's touring production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY touched down at the Fox Theatre and I was blown away by it. I think it spoiled me with its massive set and terrific ensemble. So, when regional theatre companies began staging playwright Tracy Letts' work, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. But recently I saw the St. Louis Actors' Studio's presentation. Again, I thought this was a work that couldn't be scaled down to fit into the confines of a black box theatre. But, I was wrong. They've done an exceptional job with this production. The acting is superb, and somehow they've managed to parlay the intimacy into something that makes the play seem even more powerful. I think this is must-see theatre, and I urge you to check out this amazing production. (more...)

BWW Review: DEARLY DEPARTED at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 25, 2017

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Stages Another Hit With Dearly Departed (more...)

Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! Brings Bette Midler Back to Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 20, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the production opens tonight, April 20. (more...)

BWW Review: University of Maryland Explores the Underworld in THE ORPHEUS ADVENTURE
by Keith Tittermary - Apr 10, 2017

The Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland's School of Music is a two-year program for graduate students in Opera Performance. Their ambitious The Orpheus Adventure is a gorgeous endeavor between the School of Music, along with the Theater and Dance Departments. (more...)

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