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Betty Buckley to Sing STORY SONGS at Norwalk's Wall Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will debut at the Wall Street Theater (71 Wall Street; Norwalk, CT 06850) with her acclaimed concert Story Songs on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nellie McKay
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 27, 2017

Today's subject Nellie McKay is probably best known as a singer and songwriter, but what you may not know is that she has a theatre connection. She has lived her theatre life onstage at Roundabout Theatre Company in The Threepenny Opera as Polly Peachum. That performance won her a Theatre World Award. Tomorrow evening, October 28, she will be appearing at one of the DC area's newest arts performance venues, Amp powered by Strathmore. (more...)

Tonic Theatre Announces Fifth Tonic Celebrates Event, Featuring Rosalie Craig and Danielle Tarento
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Tonic Theatre has just announced their fifth Tonic Celebrates event, featuring Olivier nominated actress Rosalie Craig and award-winning producer Danielle Tarento in conversation at The Other Palace on Friday 24 November. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Miami (more...)

Villanova Theatre Goes Under The Sheets With INTIMATE APPAREL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Villanova Theatre is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, directed by Valerie Joyce and on stage November 7-19, 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Birmingham (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Boise (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Lyric Hammersmith's Christmas Panto JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith announces the full casting for its Christmas panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, co-directed by Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and Jude Christian, an Artistic Associate of the Lyric. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE THREEPENNY OPERA at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The Threepenny Opera, with music by Kurt Weill and book by Bertolt Brecht, runs tomorrow, October 18, through November 12, 2017, as part of Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 season - its 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adrienne Warren to Star as the Glam Queen in TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Today, 17 October 2017, Adrienne Warren was announced by Tina Turner as the actor who will portray her in the world premiere of the new musical TINA. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, TINA will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. Produced by Stage Entertainment, TINA is currently booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

Betty Buckley Returns to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from tonight, October 12, through October 15. (more...)

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Backs New Song from Graeae's REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has been a proud standard-bearer for protest and disability rights for many years. In conjunction with the final tour of their smash hit musical Reasons to be Cheerful, set in 1979 Thatcher's Britain, Blockheads Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey and cast member John Kelly have written a protest song for 2017, 'If It Can't Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong'. (more...)

Le Gateau Chocolat Returns to Soho Theatre with ICONS this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

After a smash-hit run over Christmas last year, Le Gateau Chocolat is back with an encore of his incredible Icons. (more...)

National Theatre's Annual Review 2016–17 Reports Best-Attended Programme in 12 Years
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The National Theatre has released its Annual Review for 2016-17. (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Host OOTB's 2018 Season Announcement Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Producing Founding Artistic Director Liz Flemming, Associate Artistic Director, Ethan Paulini and Out of the Box Theatrics will reveal their 2018 season on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm. Broadway performer Brian Charles Rooney will perform and serve as host. (more...)

Box Theatrics to Reveal New Season This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Producing Founding Artistic Director Liz Flemming, Associate Artistic Director, Ethan Paulini and Out of the Box Theatrics will reveal their 2018 season on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm. (more...)

Mark Aldrich, Lauren Molina, Aaron Ramey and More Set for BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Charlottesville Opera's Executive Director, Kevin O'Halloran, and Interim Artistic Director, Steven Jarvi, have announced the special one-night-only benefit performance of Broadway in Charlottesville on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Paramount Theater at 7:30 PM. Proceeds from the event will benefit Charlottesville Opera. (more...)

Maurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Man of La Mancha, December 1-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Monday, December 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

The 2017 Suzi Bass Awards Winners Announced- Full List!
by Sarah Fitts - Nov 6, 2017

The winners of the 13th Annual Suzi Bass Awards have been decided! (more...)

Previously Unknown Kurt Weill Song Discovered in Berlin Archive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

In a remarkable find, a previously unknown composition by Kurt Weill was recently discovered in a Berlin archive. The three-page manuscript in the composer's hand bears the peculiar title 'Lied vom wei en K se' ('Song of the White Cheese,' lyric by G nther Weisenborn). (more...)

Edward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Betty Buckley Sings STORY SONGS Tonight in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley debuts at the Wall Street Theater (71 Wall Street; Norwalk, CT 06850) with her acclaimed concert Story Songs tonight, November 4, at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Casting Announced for Haven Theatre's FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Haven Theatre has announced casting for Bertolt Brecht's unsettling and unflinching drama FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel. (more...)

Meet the Full Company of THE PARISIAN WOMAN, Getting Political on Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Nov 30, 2017

The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway tonight, November 30, at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus check out interviews with the cast below! (more...)

San Jose Stage Company Continues Season 35 with FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

San Jose Stage Company continues their Season 35 honoring an American Theatre icon who shaped the very core of their organization with their presentation of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. (more...)

Cast Announced for West End Transfer of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Casting is today announced for the West End transfer for Bob Dylan's and Conor McPherson's Girl From the North Country, following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic. (more...)

Nellie McKay Performs December 2 in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay will perform on Saturday, December 2 at 8 PM in the Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk in another partnership by Virginia Arts Festival & North Shore Point House Concerts. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Continues Season 35 with FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

San Jose Stage Company continues their Season 35 honoring an American Theatre icon who shaped the very core of their organization with their presentation of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. This cowboy romance dissects the poignant causes and effects of love lost through the retrospective eyes of two past lovers. (more...)

Cabaret Series Returns To Skylight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff today announced the return of cabaret performances to Skylight Music Theatre's Bar & Bistro. He also announced Allie Babich the winner of this year's Lee Dougherty Ross Debut Artist Award, which is given each season to recognize an up and coming actor who made his or her debut at Skylight Music Theatre. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit Headline New York Philharmonic's 2017 Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's 2017 holiday season presents classical and seasonal hallmarks, four Broadway stars singing Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein's musical theater highlights, and the beloved annual traditions of Holiday Brass and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Phyllida Lloyd Joins Rosalie Craig and Danielle Tarento on the Panel of the Fifth TONIC CELEBRATES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Tonic Theatre has just announced that Tony award-nominated director Phyllida Lloyd will complete the line-up for the latest Tonic Celebrates, which will take place at The Other Palace on Friday 24 November. (more...)

DON CARLOS is the Centerpiece of Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Paul Jepson today announces a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos with Tom Burke leading the company as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa. Gadi Roll's production is presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston. The production is the centrepiece of the Exeter Northcott's 50th anniversary celebrations. The production opens in Exeter on 16 October, with previews from 11 October and runs until 20 October 2018 ahead of performances in Southampton and Kingston. The production reunites Burke and Roll following their previous collaboration on Don Juan Comes Back From the War at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. (more...)

Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht and More to Star in Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS at LCT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Dana Ivey, and Sally Murphy will be featured in its upcoming production of ADMISSIONS, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. (more...)

Natalie Weiss & Sally Wilfert Release ONE VOICE EP, Available Today!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Natalie Weiss & Sally Wilfert first met in 2015 when asked to perform together for The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's Fall Gala. Immediately in rehearsal, they realized how seamlessly their voices intertwined into one, ultimately forging a special bond, almost like a sisterhood. This magical experience inspired and carried into what would become the One Voice EP, which drops today on iTunes. (more...)

Josiah Bania and Marcel Spears Sign on for IRONBOUND at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Josiah Bania (CBS's The Good Wife) and Marcel Spears (ABC's The Mayor) will join Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Broadway's reasons to be pretty, Amazon's Sneaky Pete) in the West Coast Premiere of Martyna Majok's Ironbound, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (Actually). (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney and Bart Shatto Join The Cast Of SESSION GIRLS At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

New casting information has been announced about upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below new musical concert, SESSION GIRLS! Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera Broadway) portrays music mogul Terence Rand, and Bart Shatto (War Paint Broadway) takes on the role of cellist Rouald Finckel. (more...)

WICKED Day-of-Show Drawing to Return to Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a WICKED day-of-show drawing for a limited number of seats will take place inside Block 37. (more...)

Jim Dale and Robert Cuccioli to Headline Ziegfeld Society's HERE'S LOVE TO THE MUSIC MAN Meredith Willson Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Tony Award winner Jim Dale and Tony nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Cuccioli headline in HERE'S LOVE TO THE MUSIC MAN: A Celebration of Songwriter Meredith Willson, the opening event of The Ziegfeld Society's ninth Season, honoring the 60th Anniversary of THE MUSIC MAN which received the 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical, and its legendary creator, Meredith Willson. (more...)

Dive Down to Bikini Bottom and Meet the Full Company of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 4, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opens tonight, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a peek at them in rehearsal in the video below! (more...)

Star-Studded 'BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY' New Year's Eve Concert to Air on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

This New Year's Eve, Live From Lincoln Center rings in 2018 with a celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his centennial year. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Through December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Due to popular demand, New Repertory Theatre has extended its run of Man of La Mancha through December 31, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. (more...)

Betty Buckley is Moving Back to New York
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Page Six has just shared that stage legend Betty Buckley is leaving her Texas home in favor of a return to New York City. The actress currently lives on a 35-acre ranch with a slew of dogs, cats, horses, and one parrot. (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan to Headline HOLIDAYS, HEARTS, AND HOME Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Producer/director Victor Wisehart has announced that two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner and star of Every Little Step Natascia Diaz along with stars of Arena Stage's The Pajama Game Britney Coleman (Babe) and Tim Rogan (Sid) will headline 'Holidays, Hearts, And Home,' a one-night-only benefit concert to raise money to provide relief efforts to Puerto Rico. (more...)

Ramps On The Moon Announces Casting for OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

In 2018, Nottingham Playhouse will become the lead producing partner for the acclaimed Ramps on The Moon co-production of Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Following their critically praised staging of Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector and the award winning recent production of The Who's Tommy, this is the third co-production with Ramps on The Moon, a consortium of seven theatre companies dedicated to putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work. (more...)

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