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BWW's On This Day - September 8, 2018
by - Sep 8, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Birdland Presents Nellie McKay, Coltrane Revisited And More Week Of September 17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Coltrane Revisited, Nellie Mckay, Tom Tallitsch Quartet, and more! (more...)

National Theatre Live Launches At The Bickford Theatre, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Morris Museum will launch its new partnership with National Theatre Live on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00PM in the Bickford Theatre. This new opportunity to experience theatre at the Bickford, provides the best seat in the house for live performances and encore screenings transmitted by satellite from stages in the UK.  Attendees will experience some of the foremost talents in these world-class productions. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts To Stage Diverse and Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts will stage a gender-bent production of 1776 this holiday season! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts November 30th through December 23rd. (more...)

Threshold Stage Brings Brecht's Revolutionary Masterpiece THE THREEPENNY OPERA Vividly To Life At The Star Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Threshold Stage Company swings for the fences boldly presenting a very rare opportunity to see Bertolt Brecht's seminal masterpiece 'The Threepenny Opera' directed and choreographed by Spotlight Award winner Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors. (more...)

Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes to Star in Sneak Peek of DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Theater J Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Theater J's 2018 Annual Benefit is an elegant and lively evening of theater, socializing, and delectable food and drink at Arena Stage. The centerpiece of the event is a "sneak peek" reading of Ken Ludwig's brand new play Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Mr. Ludwig, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright, directs the reading, which stars Tony Award nominees Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes. This celebration, which supports the nation's most distinctive and progressive Jewish theater, will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform On Night Only at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces a one-night-only evening with Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana onFriday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the intimate Kennedy Center Jazz Club. (more...)

Broadway Records Announces SESSION GIRLS (ORIGINAL CONCERT CAST RECORDING) – LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that SESSION GIRLS (ORIGINAL CONCERT CAST RECORDING) - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 28, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 56th season with its fourth Main Stage production, Buried Child. This will mark the first time the Theatre has presented a play by Sam Shepard, who passed away last year. Paul Mullins returns to direct. Veteran company member Sherman Howard leads a cast that features returning company members Anthony Marble and Carol Halstead, as well as Roger Clark, Paul Cooper, Michael Dale, and Andrea Morales, all of whom are making their STNJ debut. Performances begin September 19. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 20, 2018
by - Sep 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Paul Rodriguez In STEAMBATH - Revival Of Cult-Classic, Off-Broadway Hit At Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

What if God turned out to be a Puerto Rican steam bath attendant, assisted by a butler named Gottlieb? Renowned stand up comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez stars in a revival of Steambath, the 1970 off Broadway hit comedy by Bruce Jay Friedman that also became a PBS television special. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble artistic director Ron Sossi directs for an Oct. 20 opening at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, where performances will continue through Dec. 16. (more...)

New Line Theatre Artistic Director Scott Miller Publishes Fifth Collection Of Musical Theatre Exploration, 'Literally Anything Goes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2018

New Line Theatre's artistic director Scott Miller has published another collection of essays, LITERALLY ANYTHING GOES: 14 ODDBALL MUSICALS AND WHAT MAKES THEM TICK. Miller's fifth book of deep-dive musical theatre exploration is a surprising and entertaining journey into more than a dozen quirky but fascinating musicals, some famous, some less so. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE GIVER By Eric Coble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre is proud to present the play, THE GIVER by Eric Coble, based on the Newbery Award book by Lois Lowry and directed by Darryl B. Hovis.  Performances for THE GIVER are:  Friday September 28 at 7:00pm, Saturday, September 29 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm and on Sunday, September 30that 1:00pm and 6:00pm at the Moulton Theatre in Laguna Beach, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA.   (more...)

The National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Will Return To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The National Theatre announces today that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, and directed by Marianne Elliott (War Horse, Angels in America, Company) will return to the West End in November 2018 for a limited season. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on 29 November, with an opening night on 11 December. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2018
by - Sep 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sarah Siddons Society Names Betty Buckley Star of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Betty Buckley, star of stage, screen and television will accept the "Actor of the Year" Award at this year's Sarah Siddons gala fundraiser. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sharon Small Talks STILL ALICE On UK Tour
by Gary Naylor - Sep 13, 2018

Sharon Small talks about her role as Alice in Still Alice and its impact on the dementia community and wider audiences. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DON CARLOS, The Centrepiece Of Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full cast for a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) and Rose Theatre Kingston. Gadi Roll directs Tom Burke (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Alexandra Dowling (Eboli), Darrell D'Silva (Philip), Kelly Gough (Elizabeth), Jason Morell (Domingo), Vinta Morgan (Alba), Samuel Valentine (Don Carlos), Stephen Ventura (Lerma) Flip Webster (Duchess), with Alexander Allin, Dan Ball, Guy Dennys and Euan Shanahan completing the company's ensemble. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents SO DEEP IS THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents So Deep is the Night: An Evening of Song with Ute Gfrerer, a cabaret-style concert for one night only, Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:30pm. Gfrerer will be accompanied by Asher Denburg (piano) and Caitlin Thomas (cello). The special event takes place on the mainstage at the Mosesian Center for the Arts located at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, MA. Tickets, on sale now, are $30-40 and may be purchased by calling 617-923-8487 or by visiting www.newrep.org.  (more...)

Elphabios: Your Guide to the Twenty Green Girls of WICKED Past!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs tonight, October 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 27, 2018
by - Oct 27, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Paulette Randall's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the full cast of Paulette Randall's Doctor Faustus, opening in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Saturday 1 December. (more...)

UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Mother Courage and Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht and directed by Dylan Key. (more...)

Schimmel Center Presents Ana Gasteyer In 'Holiday Tipple' Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Singer, actress and comedienne Ana Gasteyer is featured in Holiday Tipple, a follow-up to her popular cabaret show I'm Hip! on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Schimmel Center at Pace University (3 Spruce Street). (more...)

Nancy Anderson and More Lead Cast of Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer For Signature Theater's BILLY ELLIOT in DC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the trailer for Signature Theater's Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical will run from October 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Storm Large Returns to Houston Symphony with SINFUL Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Sensational vocalist Storm Large and guest conductor Bramwell Tovey return to the Houston Symphony for a "sinful" program of Weill, Richard Strauss and Scriabin titled The Seven Deadly Sins, 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Jones Hall. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2018
by - Oct 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Atlanta Opera Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Atlanta Opera opens the 2018-19 mainstage season with a production of Leonard Bernstein's classic Broadway musical, West Side Story. Francesca Zambello, General & Artistic Director of The Glimmerglass Festival and Artistic Director of Washington National Opera, who created this new production with Houston Grand Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, will direct. (more...)

Internationally Renowned Cabaret Star Le Gateau Chocolat Brings Two Shows To Wales Millennium Centre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Following appearances at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe that saw him play to packed houses and win a coveted award, internationally celebrated star of theatre and cabaret Le Gateau Chocolat is set to make a dazzling appearance in Cardiff this Christmas. (more...)

Rachel Tucker and More Cast in COME FROM AWAY's European Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Casting has been announced for COME FROM AWAY the Tony Award-winning musical which will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere at the Abbey Theatre from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019 before transferring to London's West End next year for performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January 2019. (more...)

Karen Mason, E. Faye Butler, and More to Perform at Sarah Siddons Gala Honoring Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Betty Buckley, star of stage, screen and television will accept the "Actor of the Year" Award at this year's Sarah Siddons gala fundraiser. Ms.Buckley, who has been called 'The Voice of Broadway,' is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. 2018 also finds her leading the first national tour ofHello, Dolly!, as Dolly Levi, which will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited four-week engagement October 23 through November 17, 2018. She is also currently co-starring in AMC's hit series "Preacher". Among her many illustrious credits, Betty Buckley is a Tony Award winner, Olivier Award nominee and American Theater Hall of Fame inductee. (more...)

COCK (THE COCKFIGHT PLAY) at Dramatic Repertory Company
by Elaine Bard - Nov 8, 2018

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere COCK (the cockfight play) by Mike Bartlett, directed by Keith Powell Beyland & Tess Van Horn, playing November 9 - 18, 2018. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Susan Egan on the Magical and Miraculous Powers of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2018

What might you expect if you find yourself caught up in the spectacle of the Broadway Princess Party's festivities at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theatre on Friday, November 16? A theatrical concert like none other, predicts Laura Osnes, one of the three aforementioned princesses of the Great White Way who will bring their magical blend of entertainment, theatrical revelry, onstage magic - and pure, unadulterated pleasure (and boatloads of fun, we suspect) - to Music City for a one-night stand that promises to leave audiences feeling 'transported, enchanted, empowered and inspired.' (more...)

VIDEO: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL At Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical runs now thru January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical runs now thru January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's THE TENTH MAN In Yiddish Sells Out
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), the longest consecutively producing theatre in the United States and the world's oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company, announced the stellar cast for the free, world premiere staged reading of Paddy Chayefsky's 1959 Tony Award-nominated play The Tenth Man, newly translated into Yiddish by Eleanor Reissa and Harvey Varga, on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Pl. NY, NY 10280. All tickets were gone in a few hours. (more...)

Ed Harsh Named Director Of Strategic Initiatives By The Kurt Weill Foundation For Music
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music announced today that Ed Harsh has been appointed Director of Strategic Initiatives, effective immediately. Harsh recently concluded an eleven year tenure as President and CEO of New Music USA, including four years as President of Meet the Composer prior to the creation of New Music USA in 2011. He began his professional career in 1992 with an eight-year tenure as the inaugural Managing Editor of the Kurt Weill Edition. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announced First Three Productions of 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Hampstead Theatre has announced the first three productions of 2019. (more...)

New Musicals HOW THE WESTONS WON And TILL SOON, ANNE Headline New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 with pre-premieres of 2 new musicals: How the Westons Won and Till Soon, Anne. (more...)

Grant Richards of Signature Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Takes Over Instagram Today!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 10, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Signature Theatre's Billy Elliot with Grant Richards as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram today, November 10th! Follow along as Richards shows you his two show day while performing as Adult Billy! Be sure to tune in today! (more...)

Victoria Clark to Be Honored at NYMF 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Victoria Clark, NYMF Board Member Jill Jaysen and Tony Award-winning producers Frankel, Viertel, Baruch, Routh Group at its 2018 Gala on Sunday, November 11 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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SESSION GIRLS (ORIGINAL CONCERT CAST RECORDING) Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Session Girls (Original Concert Cast Recording) - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 28, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 56th season with its fourth Main Stage production, Buried Child. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Perform At Inland Pacific Ballet's SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Actor Patrick Cassidy, best known for his roles in musical theatre and television, headlines Some Enchanted Evening ~ A Night of Broadway Song & Dance to benefit Inland Pacific Ballet, the professional ballet company based in the Inland Empire. This 2nd annual intimate cabaret evening features song and dance by Inland Pacific Ballet dancers and Academy students, cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, dessert, silent/live auction, and is hosted by IPB Associate Director Jonathan Sharp (The Red Shoes, Carousel, The Rocky Horror Show Live, The Dance of the Vampires, Fiddler on the Roof). Some Enchanted Evening takes place on Saturday, September 22 at 6 p.m., at Inland Pacific Ballet located at 9061 Central Avenue, Montclair, 91763. (more...)

National Theatre Live Premieres at the WYO for the 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The WYO proudly presents National Theatre Live (NTL) for its inaugural WYO season.  NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.  National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 and has now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world - now including the WYO Theater!  Six spectacular performances broadcast from London Theatres to the WYO Stage. (more...)

Romanian-French Playwright Matei Visniec's OLD CLOWN WANTED Makes West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Inspired by a 1970 Federico Fellini film, three aging clowns compete for a job in an absurdly comic look at man's fear of uselessness in society. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of Old Clown Wanted by Romanian-French playwright Matei Visniec in a new translation from the French by Jeremy Lawrence. Romanian-born Florinel Fatulescu directs for a Sept. 22 opening, with performances continuing through Nov. 4 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK To Kick Off Season At Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) kicks off its 2018-2019 Season with the spine tingling tale of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black.  Hill's gothic ghost story, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, will star Bradley Armacost as Arthur Kipps and Adam Wesley Brown as the Actor in the show that Daily Mail called, "A nerve-shredding experience."  Director Robin Herford will recreate his original staging from the London West End.  The American premiere of the West End Production is produced by PW Productions and Pemberley Productions.  Previews begin on September 15th, with press opening on September 21st at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square.  (more...)

Broadway Alumni Present Cabaret To Mark CCM Musical Theatre's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary Musical Theatre program with a Birthday Cabaret at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Featuring the program's first graduate Pamela Myers, our newest stars of tomorrow and star performers from Broadway and beyond, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence. (more...)

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