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Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Jon Suarez of HO-HO-KUS INN AND TAVERN
by Marina Kennedy - May 30, 2017

Jon Suarez, Co-Executive Chef of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Two - Blocking and a Haircut) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - May 28, 2017

Episode Two: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal and shows off his new ambition - cosmetology!  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part One - First Rehearsal) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - May 24, 2017

Episode One: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you into the first rehearsal, featuring cast interviews and a video-conversation with the playwright, Tom Dudzick! (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Welcomes Frank Mack as New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Utah Shakespeare Festival announced today the hiring of Frank Mack, a veteran of theatre companies across the United States, as its new executive producer, replacing the recently retired R. Scott Phillips. Mack will join the Utah Shakespeare Festival on September 1. (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over The Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over The Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to "be our guest" for a Falstaffian romp through merry old Windsor; a heroic, Homeric journey home to Ithaka; and a revelatory musical journey of self-discovery when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 16-18. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Dawn Monique Williams; The Odyssey, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman; and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Eric Tucker. Previews begin June 6, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 13-15. (more...)

Court Atkins Group Named Architect of Record for Darren Clarke's...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

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BWW Review: Lynn Nottage's Incisive Labor/Racism Drama, SWEAT, Transfers To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 27, 2017

After her breakout Off-Broadway production of INTIMATE APPAREL and a Pulitzer Prize for her brutal depiction of rape as a weapon of war in RUINED, Lynn Nottage has been well established as one of America's most important 21st Century playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

PowPAC presents OVER THE TAVERN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

 Set in Buffalo, New York, the playwright's home town, Over The Tavern carries us back to the Eisenhower years of the 1950s and introduces us to the Pazinskis - Mom, Dad and their four children, Eddie, Annie, Georgie and, the hero of our tale, 12-year-old Rudy, a precocious kid who's starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. Rudy believes God put us on earth to "have fun," and he's trying to figure out why his family isn't having any. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he'd rather shop around for a more 'fun' religion, all hell breaks loose (more...)

BWW Recap: Jackson and April Take on Montana in this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 17, 2017

Last night's GREY'S ANATOMY, entitled “Who Is He (and What is he to You)” and directed by Kevin McKidd, was billed as 'Japril the sequel' – a Jackson and April centric episode that finds them jetting off to Montana to perform a throat transplant. Jackson does the Voice-Over that typically goes to Meredith and the only other regular character that we see is Katherine Avery. GREY'S fans might slightly miss the regular shenanigans over at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital, but regardless of how invested they are in the Jackson-April pairing, they will certainly still appreciate this episode. We finally get to meet Jackson's father…and so does Jackson! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SUPERHAL Combines Shakespeare And ComicCon In An Effort To Connect With A Younger Audience
by Jade Kops - Mar 10, 2017

Two seemingly disparate worlds collide as a Shakespeare combines with ComicCon in an endeavor to engage a younger audience. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Four - Publicity Photos) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 7, 2017

Episode Four: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal! 'I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.' As the show gets closer and closer to Opening Night, it's time for publicity photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Completes Trilogy with KING O' THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over The Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over The Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Vermont Premiere of MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 5 opening of the Vermont Premiere of Tom Duzick's heartwarming Off-Broadway comedy Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Kenneth Kimmins. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday evenings 7/5 – 7/8, Tuesday – Saturday 7/11 – 7/15 (8pm curtain), and Saturday matinees 7/8 and 7/15 (2pm curtain). (more...)

ELVIS EVERYWHERE Premiere and More Set for Week 4 of American Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The American Dance Festival (ADF) has announced its lineup for Week 4! (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Six - Opening Night) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 21, 2017

Episode Six: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes! IT'S THE DAY OF THE SHOW, Y'ALL!!! The playwright, Tom Dudzick, flew in to see the completion of his trilogy and to hold a talk-back afterwards. TAKE A LOOK AT OPENING NIGHT!!! (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Three - Fight Choreography) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 2, 2017

Episode Three: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal! ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?! Fight Choreographer, Lydia Mackay, teaches the cast how to execute some great stage combat! (more...)

Master Mixologist: Caitlyn Ritz of HO-HO-KUS INN AND TAVERN
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 19, 2017

Caitlyn Ritz of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern in Bergen County New Jersey is our 'Master Mixologist.' (more...)

HIP TO HIP Announces Free Shakespeare in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is proud to announce its 2017 season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will tour in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1: The Prince and the Rebel and Measure for Measure from July 25th to August 20th. The family friendly tour will travel to 12 parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City, Jersey City, and Southampton.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Preps for KING O' THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over The Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over The Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Five - Tech and Dress Rehearsals) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 14, 2017

Episode Five: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal! With opening in a couple of days, the cast goes into tech and dress rehearsals - TAKE A LOOK! (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Stage Allan Knee's SYNCOPATION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Syncopation, a romantic comedy by Allan Knee, beginning Friday, August 11 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

BWW Review: HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN in Bergen County NJ for a Dining Experience to Treasure
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 30, 2017

Elegant and welcoming. Those are just a few of the many reasons why we suggest you visit Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, a North Jersey gem. An extraordinary dining experience is yours to treasure at this historic venue. (more...)

Theatre Producer Libby Adler Mages Dies at Age 93
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Libby Adler Mages died at age 93 making a huge contribution to the Chicago and Broadway theater communities over her lifetime.  Her credits are as long as the years of her life.  She was a long-time member of the Chicago Joseph Jefferson Committee and was the lead producer in Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? with its record-breaking, over four-year Chicago run and move to Broadway.    (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

RASHEEDA SPEAKING, RIPCORD, APPLICATION PENDING and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Circle Theatre, a professional regional theatre located in Fort Worth's Sundance Square, is proud to announce its upcoming 2017 season, which features four regional premieres and a North Texas premiere. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Tonight at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

LeVar Burton and More Join Lineup for 2017 NOW HEAR THIS Podcast Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Newly announced shows include 'LeVar Burton Reads,' from the star of 'Reading Rainbow' and 'Stark Trek;' comedy podcast 'Hello From The Magic Tavern;' 'Vox's The Weeds,' an in-depth look at current events; and 'Nancy,' conversations about today's LGBTQ issues; as well as a block of wrestling podcasts, including 'Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast,' 'The Art of Wrestling' and 'Conversation with the Big Guy.' (more...)


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Photo Flash: Penguin Rep Theatre Presents SYNCOPATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Syncopation, a romantic comedy by Allan Knee, beginning Friday, August 11 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

BWW Preview: Penguin Rep Presents SYNCOPATION
by Kellie Williams - Aug 2, 2017

'Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Syncopation, a romantic comedy by Allan Knee, beginning Friday, August 11 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is in their final week of performances. Five remaining shows are scheduled for Manhattan, Queens, and Southampton. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will end their 2017 tour with a performance of Henry IV on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Southampton.  (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Toby's Enchants Young And Old
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 8, 2017

If you love Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, there's not a single reason you wouldn't like the show at Toby's Dinner Theatre. It's a fun production. There's a lot to love about it. Dinner is tasty. Everyone at Toby's is unfailingly polite, cheerful, helpful and speedy, including each member of the actor/wait staff. The productions are done with attention to detail and the actors are well cast. That combination of elements is rare in ANY public forum these days, so all credit to the management for creating this wonderful environment. If you enjoy dinner theatre, you will be pleased. (more...)

EASTER Dining in New Jersey
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 5, 2017

Celebrate your Easter in style at one of these fabulous New Jersey dining destinations. Garden State restaurants are offering brunch and dinner options that are sure to please. (more...)

Patriot's Day Kicks-Off With a Bang at the Concord Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The American Revolution was a defining moment in world history and the Concord Museum will commemorate Patriots' Day Saturday, April 15 and Monday, April 17, 2017 with demonstrations, living history with Concord Minutemen, a walking tour, colonial crafts, and gallery talks.  (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Hawaii (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Hawaii (more...)

Double Edge Theatre to present the Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Double Edge Theatre will present the Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair this spring in the town of Ashfield, MA. For two days in June, the Spectacle will take over the town with large- and small-scale performances, art exhibitions, historical and cultural presentations, concerts, participatory and presentational dance, culminating in a large parade/procession down Main Street, leading to a spectacular finale at the Ashfield Lake. Citizen artists will be dancing, singing, flying, speaking, painting, and acting throughout the Center of Ashfield, from The Tavern through the Commons.  A celebration of Ashfield's unique history of acceptance, freedom and creativity, performed in the heart of the town by the people of the community. Performances and events are being created both by the Double Edge Ensemble and by local artists and arts organizations, farmers, historians, youth, schools, churches, and restaurants. It is a town-wide collaboration. The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 1pm-9pm both days, with parade starting at 7. Spectators will be free to wander from venue to venue, with a map and schedule provided upon entry. (more...)

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