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Individual Tickets Now On Sale for 2018 Season at Open Stage of Harrisburg
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg, the capital's oldest professional regional theatre, is in its 32nd season of thought-provoking theatre. Individual tickets are on sale now. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens Next Month at Open Stage of Harrisburg
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg's 32nd season of thought-provoking theatre opens with FUN HOME. (more...)

WICKED Offering In-Person, $25 Lottery Seats This Fall at the Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

A day-of-performance in-person lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Aronoff Center with performances from September 13 - October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Final PlayLabs by Jocelyn Bioh & Lily Houghton at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh's Happiness and Joe, the third of the 2017 PlayLabs readings to be held on October 2nd at 7pm as well MCC Youth Company Alum Lily Houghton's Dear, the final of the 2017 PlayLabs readings to be held on Monday October 16th at 7pm, both at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Actress/Comic Nicky Sunshine Brings Solo Show to Broadway Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her solo comedic performance 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' to the Broadway Comedy Club (318 W. 53rd Street) for shows on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th @ 4:00pm. Produced by Top Knotch Entertainment, admission to the show - is $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door with a one-drink minimum per person. For reservations, go to: https://nickysunshinecomedy.wordpress.com/ (more...)

Rachel York and Julia Murney to Star in Industry Reading of 'NORA BLAKE' Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Rachel York (Victor/Victoria, City of Angels) and Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon) will star as battling twins Nora and Laura Blake in an industry presentation of the Femme Noir thriller, The Betrayal of Nora Blake, a murder-mystery musical by John Meyer (Heartbreaker). (more...)

Amber Rose to Attend Charity Performance of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Grab 'Em By the Productions presents the Eve Ensler classic "The Vagina Monologues," for a one-night only performance at9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Mother, Feminist, Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur Amber Rose will join the audience as a special guest. The event will take place at the Museum of Broken Relationships, 6751 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. (more...)

Nicky Sunshine to Bring Solo Show CONFESSIONS to Broadway Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her solo comedic performance 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' to the Broadway Comedy Club (318 W. 53rd Street) for shows onSaturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th @ 4:00pm. (more...)

Jennie McNulty and Lisa Koch Bring WILD HORMONES to The RRazz Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

This fall, the talent performing at New Hope's RRazz Room at The Clarion is a diverse mix of world class artists. From legendary mentalist The Amazing Kreskin,to the comedy of Judy Gold, Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling, Jessica Kirson & Jennie McNulty, 2-Time TONY Award Nominated & American Idol Finalist Constantine Maroulis, TV's Carson Kressley along with Dance Music Artist Kristine W, Philadelphia Resident & Salsoul Records Multi Platinum Recording Aritst Denise Montana (Merry Christmas All), show business royalty Marty Allen (Celebrating His 96th Birthday), there is something for all tastes at the intimate and comfortable Rrazz Room located withing the newly renovated Clarion Hotel & Suites in New Hope. There is nothing quite like the connection between the performers and their audience in a cabaret setting. It is an opportunity to see your favorite artists up close and personal. (more...)

WICKED Announces $25 Lottery Seats for Grand Rapids Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is premiering in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall October 18-November 5. (more...)

Anna Shaffer, Pauline McLynn, and More Join Age-Blind Production of DAISY PULLS IT OFF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

A ripping revival of Denise Deegan's Olivier Award-winning, festive heart-warmer Daisy Pulls It Off is set to wrap up Park Theatre's 2017 season. This affectionate parody of 1920s boarding schoolgirl novels, directed by Paulette Randall MBE, will feature a truly diverse ensemble cast. (more...)

Cast Complete for West End Transfer of John McCrea-Led EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, October 3: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Opens Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2017

Today we remember Eve Ensler and the groundbreaking off-Broadway opening of her feminist phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues. (more...)

Paul Pinto's New Opera THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE to Make World Premiere at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

As a centerpiece of its 25th anniversary season, HERE (Kristin Marting, Artistic Director and Kim Whitener, Producing Director) will present the world premiere commission of Thomas Paine in Violence by 2016-17 HERE resident artist Paul Pinto (thingNY, Varispeed, Robert Ashley) and directed by Obie-winner Rick Burkhardt (Here Be Sirens, Three Pianos, Nonsense Company). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 3, 2017
by - Oct 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Monique Wilson as Helen Bechdel, ¬"To not give up who she was¬"
by Yuliani Supandji - Oct 3, 2017

During her busy preparation for Pangdemonium's Fun Home, Monique Wilson (playing Helen Bechdel) manages to talk with us about her acting career, Helen Bechdel and her current / future projects. (more...)

HERE's $100K HARP Residency Program Seeks Applicants
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

HERE has announced that applications for the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) are currently open. (more...)

Rebecca Taichman, Anne Kauffman & More Selected as Roundabout Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its 2017-18 Artists in Residence. 'I started the Artists in Residence program about 25 years ago to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career,' says Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. 'Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.' (more...)

The Rose Announces Cast for VAN GOGH & ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

The Rose Theater is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production, Van Gogh & Me, a world premiere play written by Rose Artistic Director Matthew Gutschick. The show will runNovember 3-12, 2017 on The Rose mainstage. The show is being directed by guest director John Hardy. (more...)

BWW Previews: WICKED at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - Oct 20, 2017

With a thrilling score that includes the hits Defying Gravity, Popular and For Good, WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as the defining musical of the decade, and by Time Magazine as a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage. Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com. (more...)

Eve Ensler's THE FRUIT TRILOGY and More Slated for Abingdon's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company announces the initial lineup for its 25th Anniversary Season. With a list of celebrated and promising new artists, Abingdon Theatre Company's 2017 - 2018 season features premiere productions on the main stage, a one-night-only gala event honoring and featuring legendary artists, and ongoing initiatives fostering the work of emerging theater-makers. (more...)

Playhouse On Park Comedy Night Series Presents Special Thanksgiving Eve Show
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Take a break from your Thanksgiving preparations and come to Playhouse on Park for an extra-special Comedy Night on Wednesday, November 22 at 8pm (and don't forget to bring a bottle of wine!). Tickets are now on sale for the show, presented by Series Sponsor Shop Rite, featuring co-headliners Jess Miller and Scott Higgins. (more...)

InnerMission Productions to Present FALLING A San Diego Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

InnerMission Productions has announced the final production of its 2017-18 season, Falling. This San Diego premiere was written by Deanna Jent and will be directed by Samantha Ginn. Falling begins on Friday, November 11, 2017 and plays through Saturday, November 25, 2017 with a press opening on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. In the Black Box space at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

Hayley Tamaddon to Lead THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE 2018 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Following a hugely successful tour in Spring 2017, award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK again in 2018 opening at Richmond Theatre on Tuesday 27 March with actress Hayley Tamaddon taking on the title role of Millie Dilmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City. (more...)

Lilly Englert and More to Star in Tonight's Sold-Out PlayLab Reading of DEAR at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the fourth and final 2017 PlayLab reading of MCC Youth Company Alum Lily Houghton's Dear is sold out. (more...)

CLIMAX! The Series Now Streaming on REVRY
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Content creator, producer, and actor Maxie Solters has partnered with REVRY, the world's first LGBTQ+ streaming service, to release CLIMAX! The Series. The comedic webisodes follow sex therapist, Sarah Dickmann (played by Solters), as she opens her own practice and attracts a gaggle of crazy clients. Through her pulsating methods, mostly involving vibrators, Sarah restores and enhances her clientele's sexual energy in this bare all, provocative, hilarious, and seductive new web series. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, has announced the cast for WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

OFF THE RAILS Re-Scheduled to July 27 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

In an ironic twist, 'Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway', has gone 'off the rails'. Due to a signal malfunction (aka unforeseen circumstances), this tongue-in-cheek cabaret about the trails and tribulations of the MTA has been re-scheduled to Thursday, July 27 at 9.30pm, from it's previous Friday, June 30 date. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf are proud to announce that tickets are now available for Lisa's new play, STUFFED. (more...)

THE RECEPTION World Premiere Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

HERE presents the world premiere of The Reception, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season. The Reception will have 10 performances, tonight, June 14, through June 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

BWW Review: ¬"Picasso at the Lapin Agile¬" less than it should be at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Jun 13, 2017

Comedian Steve Martin has written a thought-provoking, clever script which gets a less than stellar production at Cleveland's Blank Canvas. It's not bad, just not what it could be. (more...)

Comedian Judy Gold to Join Illusionist Elliot Zimet for MAGICALLY HYSTERICAL at The Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Award-winning comedian Judy Gold Master and illusionist Elliot Zimet and will be delivering a never-before-seen type of performance on Saturday, July 8 at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY. (more...)

Grand Lady of the West Village, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Turns 40
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Forty years ago, three struggling artists (writer/director Robin Hirsch, actor Charles McKenna, visual artist Raphaela Pivetta), opened a one room storefront cafe on Cornelia Street in the heart of the West Village. With a toaster oven and an espresso machine, Cornelia Street Cafe became a magnet for artists of all genres, who soon found a home, and a willing and appreciative audience. That was on July 4, 1977. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley to Play Live at The Art House in Ptown with Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, MA, will feature Broadway star Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on Sunday, July 16 at 7:00 PM. She will be joined by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

The Cornelia Street Cafe Turns 40!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Forty years ago, three struggling artists (writer/director Robin Hirsch, actor Charles McKenna, visual artist Raphaela Pivetta), opened a one room storefront cafe on Cornelia Street in the heart of the West Village.  With a toaster oven and an espresso machine, Cornelia Street Cafe became a magnet for artists of all genres, who soon found a home, and a willing and appreciative audience. That was on July 4, 1977. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pear Theatre presents IN THE NEXT ROOM OR, THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Pear Theatre opens its 16th season with Sarah Ruhl's funny and insightful "In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play." Set at the dawn of the age of electricity, this comedy explores how women's issues are addressed in a patriarchal society that rarely gives them credence or consideration. "In the Next Room" is directed by Caroline Clark, and previews on September 7. Press and Opening Night is Friday, September 8, followed by a champagne gala. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, through October 1. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($10-$35) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling(650) 254-1148. (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway hits The Duplex July 27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway arrives July 27 at The Duplex 'Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway' couldn't come at a better time! With the MTA at crisis point, this tongue-in-cheek cabaret about the trails and tribulations of New York's ailing subway system hits The Duplex next Thursday, July 27 at 9.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

STAIRWAY TO STARDOM to Launch HERE's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

HERE begins its 2017-2018 producing season with Stairway to Stardom, a world premiere Resident Artist production by Amanda Szeglowski / cakeface, commencing the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Stairway to Stardom, developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), will have 10 performances from September 12 - 23 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street), launching this milestone season. (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Basil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - the singularly inspired creation by the designer, director and performer, master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz - will return to New York City on the occasion of the ground-breaking work's 20th anniversary starting March 29, 2018 prior to opening night on April 3 at HERE (145 Sixth Ave.), it is announced by HERE's Artistic and Producing Directors Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener, and Barbara Busackino, HERE's Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tandem Otter Productions, Mr. Twist's production company. HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE's return to HERE, its original home, on the occasion of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

National Tour of WICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center with performances from August 30 through September 10. (more...)

BRIC TV's SOLE KINGS Premieres 10/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce that Sole Kings, its new scripted series written and directed by Michael Pinckney (The 25th Hour, Precious, Inside Man) and Executive Produced by Aziz Isham, Kuye Youngblood and Kecia Elan Cole, will premiere Monday, October 2 on BRIC TV, the New York Emmy- and Ippies Award-winning Brooklyn-focused cable TV and digital network. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Samantha Bond will play Alice in Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Fox Cities P.A.C. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and the Fox Cities' most popular musical, will return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. August 30 - September 10. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for WICKED's Winter Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and WICKED have announced that individual tickets for the return of WICKED will go on sale on Friday, August 18, 2017. WICKED will fly back to the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement December 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018. (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

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