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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...)

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...)

NATIVE GARDENS to Tour to 4 Community Partner Venues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The Globe is happy to announce that the Globe for All Tour will continue to bring shows to the community in 2018, with support provided by Theatre Forward's Advancing Strong Theatre grant program. Following the Globe engagement of Karen Zacarias's hilarious comedy directed by Edward Torres, Native Gardens will travel June 28 through July 1 to four of our community partner venues for free performances in South Bay, Lemon Grove, Otay Mesa, and Oceanside. Developed in the 2017 Powers New Voices Festival, it runs through June 24 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and then hits the road! (more...)

Betty Buckley's New Album HOPE Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY has announced the release of her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - today, Friday, June 8. The recording is now available from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats. Buckley is celebrating the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive concert engagement that runs through Saturday, June 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks San Jose Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season 'Truth & Illusion' East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage! Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; 'Tear Me Down', 'The Origin of Love', 'Sugar Daddy', & 'Wig in a Box'. Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries! (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory Of Music Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the details of its 2018-19 season, the 101st year of the institution's existence. After celebrating the Conservatory's centennial last season, SFCM looks to the future in its curricular model combining performance, history, and the humanities in thematically linked programming. This season's theme, 'Sound and Image,' brings the fine arts together with classes, concerts, and other events that examine the relationship between music, visual art, and the moving image. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the full casting for its first show of the 2018/19 season, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This Tony Award-winning play is adapted by Simon Stephens, based on the book by Mark Haddon and directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Betty Buckley as Gran'ma in PREACHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

AMC's outrageous drama 'Preacher' returns for 10 episodes on Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Broadway legend Betty Buckley joins the sinister cast as Gran'ma. Watch a clip of her in action below! (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

Jobsite's 20th Kicks Off With HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Jobsite Theater kicks off their 20th Anniversary Season with the groundbreaking, Obie and Tony Award-winning cult-hit rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, playing Aug. 17 - Sep. 9 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Las Vegas (more...)

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT LIVE ON STAGE Announces Full Cast For 10th Anniversary West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

We're Going on a Bear Hunt announces full cast for the smash-hit production which returns to the West End at Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 4 July, ten years after its first UK tour. Benjamin Hills (Dog/Musician), Rebecca Newman (Girl) and Thos Wainwright (Dad) return to the cast and they will be joined by Joey Hickman (Boy). (more...)

Rattlestick's NEW SONGS NOW to Feature Georgia Stitt, Lucas Steele, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for performers and post-show facilitators for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series taking place July 22 through July 26 at 7:00pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with Chris Hannan's new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in a rich interpretation of one of the world's great literary treasures. (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

Veronica Kuehn, Cody Davis, & Brian Charles Rooney Set For Reading Of BIRDIE & TIM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

A Staged Reading of Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Unpredictable Times) newest play Birdie & Tim will be presented on Sunday, September 16th in New York City with a short talk-back scheduled right after. (more...)


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Photo Flash: ALTAR BOYZ Opens at the Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Altar Boyz, the award-winning Off-Broadway musical. Starring, Coby Getzug, Austin Colby, David Barnes, Anthony Fortino, and Ben Chavez; and directed by Jason Sparks. Destined to rock the masses of all denominations, Altar Boyz runs July 24-August 4, 2018. (more...)

FROM: NEW YORK, FOR: HIM A Rom-Com Cabaret Brought To You By Trump Comes to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Melissa David was working as a professional actress in New York City when she met a rugged Australian in London. After an international romance, they married in Central Park. Then, Donald Trump took office and everything changed. Melissa's husband was in Africa for work when the immigration system crashed and she couldn't get him back into the USA. (more...)

Five Preview Performances Of DAVE Canceled at Arena Stage; Douglas Sills Sidelined Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first five preview performances of the world-premiere musical Dave have been cancelled due to actor illness; preview performances will now begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Heads to Minneapolis and Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), the evening also stars the multitalented Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), Courtney Reed (the original 'Jasmine' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), and special guest Adam Jacobs (the original 'Aladdin' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) as the show's Prince for the Night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jobsite Theater Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Jobsite Theater kicks off their 20th Anniversary Season with the groundbreaking, Obie and Tony Award-winning cult-hit rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, playing Aug. 17 - Sep. 9 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, South Pacific, the award winning Broadway musical. Starring Becky Gulsvig, Mike McGowan, Tim Rogan, Shea Renne, Michael Thomas Holmes, and Yvonne Strumecki; and directed by Michael Rader. One of Rogers and Hammerstein's most beloved scores, South Pacific runs August 7-18, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Chaffin's Barn Re-opens With Habit-Forming SISTER ACT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 6, 2018

Nashville's iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre is back and better than ever! After some six months - and 50 or more years since its debut - the newly renovated and gorgeously appointed Chaffin's Barn has reopened with a rousing production of Sister Act, the habit-forming musical that played to sold-out audiences last summer. (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...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Leslie Wolfe
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 3, 2018

Today's subject, John Leslie Wolfe, has been living his theater life to the fullest for many years now. His credits include Broadway, national tours, television, and film. Local theatergoers might remember him from his performances at Signature Theatre in Titanic, The Threepenny Opera, and West Side Story or in 1776 or Ragtime at Ford's Theatre. Currently, John is back at Signature Theatre in rehearsal for the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Passion directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. Performances begin on August 14th in Signature's MAX Theatre space. The production runs through September 23rd. (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...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: 90 Plays, 80 Films, and Lots of Stories- Catch Up with Stage and Screen Great- F. Murray Abraham
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 26, 2018

From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five decades, 90 plays and 80 films. Below, the 2018 Emmy nominee chats about some of his favorite roles, how he got into acting in the first place, and so much more.  (more...)

Michael Mott and Friends Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back musical theatre composer/ lyricist, Michael Mott in Michael Mott & Friends on Friday, September 7 at 9:30 pm. Mott was last seen at Feinstein's/ 54 Below with a two night sold out concert run of his original musical, In The Light. (more...)

Birdland Announces September 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Open in Melbourne This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Sydney based indie ensemble make their Melbourne debut with a bold new devised adaptation of Brecht's The Threepenny Opera.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Jobsite Theater Presents HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Jobsite Theater kicks off their 20th Anniversary Season with the groundbreaking, Obie and Tony Award-winning cult-hit rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, playing Aug. 17 - Sep. 9 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

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