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Arts Centre Melbourne Presents Robyn Archer's DANCING ON THE VOLCANO
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Having dazzled Australia and the world with her virtuosity and interpretation of the classic European cabaret repertoire, Robyn Archer AO has an unparalleled artistic career. For three performances only this July, Robyn Archer returns to Arts Centre Melbourne, in the Fairfax Studio, with Dancing on the Volcano, a biting satirical journey through Berlin cabaret of the 20s and 30s . (more...)

54 Below Hosts WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW?
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a concert of songs from the hilarious, new musical comedy What Do Critics Know? In a strange turn of fate, three of the most powerful theater critics are forced to write a Broadway musical that must receive rave reviews. (more...)

Title Track from Betty Buckley's New Album Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY will release her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 8. Buckley will celebrate the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive four-concert engagement from June 5 to 9. (more...)

Tony Danza, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Paulo Szot, and More Feature This June at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

5-Star Theatricals Appoints Patrick Cassidy New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) Board of Directors announced today that Patrick Cassidy will assume the responsibilities of Artistic Director for the critically acclaimed, award-winning organization effective immediately. Will North has resigned his position as managing director to pursue other creative opportunities. Comments 5-Star Theatricals Board Chair Bart Leininger, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are so excited to welcome Patrick Cassidy in his new role as Artistic Director after serving on our Executive Advisory Board for many years. Patrick brings a wealth of Broadway talent and experience to Thousand Oaks' own resident theater company. We would also like to thank Will for his many contributions to 5-Star Theatricals and we all wish him nothing but the best in his future creative endeavors." (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Visits THE TALK to Discuss INSTINCT, Stunts, & More
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2018

Alan Cumming sits down with the hosts to discuss the new drama 'Instinct' as his experiences so far on The Talk! (more...)

BWW Live Will Chat with Broadway Legend Betty Buckley This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

On Friday, June 1, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with Broadway legend Betty Buckley! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskBettyBWW. (more...)

Rejoice! Club Cumming Wins Ruling to Resume Live Entertainment
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 30, 2018

Entertainer Alan Cumming shared on Instagram this week that after a hearing with the State Liquor Authority, his NYC venue Club Cumming will be resuming live entertainment. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Starring Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today announce full casting for James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. Joining the previously announced Stefanie Powers (Helene Hanff) and Clive Francis (Frank Doel) are Fiona Bruce (Mrs Todd), Loren O'Dair (Megan/Maxine), William Oxborrow (Mr Martin), Samantha Sutherland (Cecily Farr) and Ben Tolley (Bill Humphries/Alvin). The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing at Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June. (more...)

Brenda Strong Stars in LYSISTRATA UNBOUND in Odyssey Theatre/Not Man Apart Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble collaborates with Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble to present the world premiere of Lysistrata Unbound, a new and unexpected dramatic version of the classic Greek story written by acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado. NMA artistic director emeritus John Farmanesh-Bocca (Tempest Redux, Ajax in Iraq) directs June 9 through Aug. 4 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 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...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Barrie Rutter's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Barrie Rutter's The Two Noble Kinsmen, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, opening in The Globe today 25 May. This will mark Barrie's first production since stepping down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Comes to San Jose Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 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...)

The Stage's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Begins Previews May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW - May 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Connecticut (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY To Play Brea And Hollywood, CA
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 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), and joined by pals Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules) and Courtney Reed (original star of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), you are cordially invited to a Royal Ball filled with stories, sparkle and a bit of sass. Your every dream will come true as three knockout voices sing the petticoats off of every princess song in the book! (more...)

Patti Cohenour Stars in Goodspeed's YOU ARE HERE, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

A Chicago housewife turns one small step into a giant, life-changing leap in Bartram & Hill's new musical You Are Here. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with this intimate tour-de-force new musical featuring Tony Award nominee Patti Cohenour as Diana, Broadway performers Andrea Frierson as Voice 1 and Stacia Fernandez as Voice 2, and Spamilton: An American Parody starDan Rosales as Voice 3. (more...)

BIRDLAND Adds Three Performances, Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

With the original run and four-week extension completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding three more performances of Simon Stephens' Birdland on June 10, 14, and 15. With the ensemble's next production (Penelope Skinner's Linda directed by Robin Witt) right around the corner, June 15 will be the last chance to catch this runaway hit at Steep. (more...)

Liz Callaway, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks INSTINCT, SHOW DOGS, & More on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018

Alan Cumming sits down with the women of the View to talk his friendship with Whoopi Goldberg, Instinct, and more! Check out the clip below!  (more...)

TRAVESTIES' Tom Hollander Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Tom Hollander has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for TRAVESTIES. (more...)

BWW Review: Brechtian Affection - EVITA at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
by Clement Lee - May 15, 2018

Hal Prince really loves Brecht. This is my first initial reaction after seeing EVITA, the revival of Mr Prince's original West End and Broadway production of the musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, now running in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Acamedy of Performing Arts for its international tour with a brand new cast (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

The Acting Company Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27. (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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Chatting with Broadway Legend Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Today, June 1, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with Broadway legend Betty Buckley! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskBettyBWW. (more...)

New Production Of THE ELEPHANT MAN Starring Jamie Beddard Reclaims The Play For Our Time
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Disabled actor Jamie Beddard is to play Joseph Merrick in a bold, new production of Bernard Pomerance's moving play, highlighting views of disability and difference, in past times and in the present day. (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...)

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...)

Announcing Steppenwolf For Young Adults 18/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

???????Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces its exciting 2018/19 season: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, the Tony Award-winning play adapted by Simon Stephens based on the book by Mark Haddon, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry; and the world premiere of Radical by acclaimed playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach, inspired by the book White American Youth by Christian Picciolini, directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2018/19 Season explores the question, "When You Feel Lost, How Do You Find Your Way?" (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2018 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Artistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for New Jersey (more...)

Photo Flash: Ferociously Funny BAD JEWS Next Up at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Savage, vicious and ferociously funny. Dana Resnick directs Bad Jews,a fierce yet hilarious take on family, faith and legacy by Joshua Harmon, runningApril 21 through June 17 at theOdyssey Theatre. (more...)

Ridgefield to Screen MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy, Macbeth, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre of London to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.  In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. (more...)

Salazar, Rooney, Attaway & More Join SPAMALOT At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

The 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, will be at Feinstein's/54 Below Sunday, May 6th, 2018, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

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