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by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Country music entertainer, TV host and Army veteran Craig Morgan returned to Korea for a special Thanksgiving week visit to our troops serving overseas. Craig, joined by CMT's Cody Alan and members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad, brought a taste of home to our military men and women during the visit to Camp Humphreys, South Korea. The visit will be highlighted in a special episode of CMT's “Hot 20 Countdown,” airing at 9am ET/8am CT on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 and again on Saturday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The Emojiland kingdom is now complete! Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster) will take on the role of the Man In Business Suit Levitating emoji, along with Jacob Dickey (Aladdin Broadway as Aladdin) as Smiling Face with Sunglasses, (aka a?oeSunnya??), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland & The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Tours) as Guardsman, Heather Makalani (Aladdin) as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour) as Woman Dancing and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line First Revival Tour) as Man Dancing.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
When a diplomat's wife discovers a dead body in their drawing room shortly before her husband arrives home with a V.I.P., she tries to dispose of the corpse so the visit will be uneventful. Confusion and hilarity ensue! The play will be produced by ActorsNET and performed on the Heritage Center Theatre stage in Morrisville, PA.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
In the town of Slurry, New York, post-war recession has bitten. Claire Zachanassian, improbably beautiful and impenetrably terrifying, returns to her hometown as the world's richest woman. The locals hope her arrival signals a change in their fortunes, but they soon realise that prosperity will only come at a terrible price.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
ELIZABETH I closes the 6th Annual QSOLO FESTIVAL this weekend, with TAMARA MENEGHINI.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its 50th Anniversary season, presented a special York Legacy Concert of the 1969 Broadway musical Celebration, written by the revered songwriting team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones for two performances only on January 27th at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
How Does Theatre Mirror Society? will be explored along with drawing on the panelists' experiences and perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Topics of the 17th annual Theatre Forward Broadway Roundtable will include an open-ended dialogue about opportunity, access, education and social justice. Panelists all share a passion for the power of storytelling and how it reflects and influences our world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Donna McKechnie for three performances, Thursday, March 19 to Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 PM.
by Marianka Swain - Jan 27, 2020
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a new Tony Kushner adaptation to an epic musical and Shakespeare sitcom, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
ActorsNET continues its 24th season January 31 a?' February 16 with Spider's Web a?'London West End's second longest-running Agatha Christie murder mystery.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2020
The Williamstown Theatre Festival has been the starting place for a number of plays and musicals that end up securing a spot on the Great White Way! Recently, there have been multiple Broadway hits that began at the Festival. In honor of the most recent, Grand Horizons, we're taking a look back on some other biggest WTF transfers from the past few years!
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 23, 2020
Something is definitely wrong in Theresa Rebeck's claustrophobic dramedy- but who, or what, is it?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Harry Townsend's Last Stand, which recently extended its limited run through April 5th due to enormous response from critics and audience alike welcomed some stars for a backstage visit! Check out photos below!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2020
Today's top stories: Grand Horizons officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Penobscot Theatre Company, the northeastern most professional regional theatre company in the country, is thrilled to present Don't Dress for Dinner. This hysterically funny follow up to 2012's smash-hit Boeing, Boeing will take the stage from January 30-February 16 at the Historic Bangor Opera House.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Jane Austen's House in Chawton, Hampshire, has announced that Laura Wade, Olivier Award-winning playwright and screenwriter and her partner, actor and theatre director Samuel West will be its joint Ambassadors for 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), has extended its limited run through April 5th due to enormous response from critics and audience alike, it was announced today by producerDennis Grimaldi (A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters, Angels in America, Other People's Money). This is the final extension and the play must close on that date.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its 50th Anniversary season, has announced the cast for the York Legacy Concerts of the 1969 Broadway musical Celebration, written by the revered songwriting team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino will welcome the Broadway production of Anastasia as it makes its Rochester Premier at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre January 21-26, 2020. Tickets are on sale now and available at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre Box office or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
a?oeThe Adult in the Room,a?? a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring acclaimed Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy. Directed by Heather Arnson and Conor Bagley, the play is produced by Tony/Emmy/Olivier Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead (a?oeKinky Boots,a?? a?oePippin,a?? a?oeHadestowna??) Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Karn (a?oeMatt Shepard is a Friend of Minea??) and Broadway producer William Fernandez (a?oeThe Inheritance,a?? a?oeThe Great Cometa??). Previews begin Jan. 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino are pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Rochester engagement from January 21 to January 26, 2020 at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below presents Jennifer Diamond in a?oeLet Me Be Mea?? on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
BroadwayWorld got an inside look at the new Off-Broadway musical Emojiand this weekend as George Abud took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at the new Off-Broadway musical Emojiand! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
BroadwayWorld is sad to report that producer Rich Affannato died on January 11, 2019. According to his husband, Hamilton's Gregory Treco - 'The world lost a great light on Saturday the 11th at 7:21pm. My brave, talented, creative, giving husband of 16 years, left this earth surrounded by his closest friends and family. The pain is unbearable and I am just trying to pick up the pieces at this time.'
by West End Video - Jan 11, 2020
Mark Robert Petty, primarily one half of the transatlantic writing team of Anderson & Petty, brought an evening of his musical collaborations to the Union Theatre on Sunday, 10 November. 'Bobby (Under The Eyes Of Don Ameche)' was written by Dana P. Rowe (Music) and Mark Robert Petty (Lyrics) and is from a new musical by Rowe & Petty entitled 'Always - A Brooklyn Love Story' which is currently in development with a book by Nathan Cann.
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 10, 2020
Get ready because George Abud is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at the new Off-Broadway musical Emojiand this Saturday, January 11th! Be sure to tune in throughout the day for a behind-the-scenes look at a two-show day with Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon, Ann Harada, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
With Seth's Big Fat Broadway Vacations, you can cruise the seven seas with Broadway favorites Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley and LaChanze, who will join in on the fun to Bermuda and Newport (July 12 - 19, 2020). The Caribbean is calling on this Bermuda and Newport voyage, round trip from New York aboard the incredible Celebrity Summit. Seth and company have some incredible events and exclusive Broadway shows in store!
by Audrey Morabito - Feb 4, 2020
The year is 1967, the place is San Francisco, and the conflict? A young and optimistic mixed-race couple has just announced their upcoming plans of marriage to unsuspecting parents. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner extracts the nuances and subtleties of prejudice and plops them center stage, both literally and figuratively, in the living room of the liberal, upper-class Drayton family.
by BWW Special - Feb 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Be More Chill in London, Hamilton in LA and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Melbourne Theatre Company today paid tribute to Zoe Caldwell who passed away on Monday 17 February 2020.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Feb 19, 2020
Kevin Mathurin is currently appearing in The Visit, Tony Kushner's adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play of the same name at the National Theatre. Mathurin plays Bill, one of the inhabitants of Slurry tempted by Claire Zachanassian's offer of a billion dollars in exchange for the murder of one man...
by Marianka Swain - Feb 14, 2020
Three years after the National's enthralling revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, the playwright returns with his new adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's tragicomic 1956 parable a?' which has also been turned into an Ingrid Bergman-starring film and a Kander and Ebb musical.
by Review Roundups - Feb 14, 2020
The Visit plays on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre. Based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt adapted by Tony Kushner, original English version by Maurice Valency. Read the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Frankenstein, a haunting exploration of a 200-year-old horror tale and Legacy Land, a dark-comedy dive into the legacy of sexual abuse make their world premieres during Kansas City Repertory Theatre's annual OriginKC: New Works Festival, March 6-April 5 at Copaken Stage. OriginKC: New Works Festival engages audiences with the process of creating theater and gives emerging and established playwrights the resources to develop scripts for future seasons at KCRep and beyond.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 11, 2020
Last night, Williamstown Theatre Festival held its annual gala! Among those in attendance were Laura Benanti, Joshua Boone, Dawn Landes, Kyle MacLachlan, Ashley Park and more.
by Kristen Morale - Feb 10, 2020
Created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, written by Doug Smiotek and presented by Rockefeller Productions, Paddington Gets into a Jam began its twelve-week run at the DR2 Theatre on December 13th. For over sixty years, Michael's Bond's loveable bear has been delighting audience both in print and on screen; this NY Times Critic's Pick now marks Paddington's stage debut. And what an impression this show has already made!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The Visit plays on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre until 13 May.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019
Come to Sutter Street Theatre, 710 Folsom Blvd. in Historic Folsom on Saturday, December 14 at 4:00pm for a Holiday Special by Folsom Olde Tyme Radio actors. We will be performing original scripts from the Golden Age of Radio.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek and Executive Director Dominick Balletta), in association with Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport, today announced that New York debut of the new musical Harmony by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman will be postponed until 2021 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage a?" A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC. The show was previously scheduled to start performances on February 11, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented the fifteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Angela Sclafani & Benjamin Velez. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by Kate Baldwin on Monday, December 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents William Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, a co-production with Shakespeare Theatre Company in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Simon Godwin (Measure for Measure) returns to TFANA with a reimagining of his vibrant staging of Timon of Athens, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2018 - the first time the play had been staged with a female lead.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
In the town of Slurry, New York, post-war recession has bitten. Claire Zachanassian, improbably beautiful and impenetrably terrifying, returns to her hometown as the world's richest woman. The locals hope her arrival signals a change in their fortunes, but they soon realise that prosperity will only come at a terrible price.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Rockefeller Productions has announced its cast for their highly anticipated family show, Paddington Gets in a Jam which includes Jake Bazel (TV: a?oeSesame Street,a?? NYC & International Tour The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show), Jessica Bulzacchelli (Regional: James and the Giant Peach), John Cody (TV: a?oeSesame Street,a?? Monkey and Dino's Funky Puppet Show!), A.J. Ditty (Puffs; or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic) and Kirsty Moon (NYC: That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody NYC/International Tour: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Young patients at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children enjoyed some special festive cheer this week, thanks to a visit from the cast of The Bristol Hippodrome's 2019 pantomime Dick Whittington and Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
'The Adult in the Room,' a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
On Monday 16th December, two West Ham United's top women's players paid a visit to excited families at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, with the Club supporting the initiative for the third year running. Fresh from a 7-0 victory over Crystal Palace, goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse and defender Brooke Hendrix came along in support of the venue's Full Hearts Full Tummies campaign. The initiative raises money to make Christmas a magical one for families in difficult circumstances in Newham and Tower Hamlets who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a seasonal treat.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Beach Haven's Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Steve Steiner, is ending its highly successful 70th anniversary season with the original musical Tis the Season. With book by Surflight favorite Andrew Foote, concept by Gail Anderson, Musical Arrangements by Steve Steiner and Direction and Choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan this toe tapping tuneful musical of joy, belief and traditions is wowing audiences through December 15th. With fantastic dancing, terrific music, a story of love, laughter, finding the joy and believing, you will leave the theatre uplifted and ready for the Holiday Season.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
La MaMa, in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and NODA・MAP, presents the U.S. Premiere of One Green Bottle from February 29 through March 8, 2020 at The Ellen Stewart Theatre, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 66 E. 4th Street, NYC. Performances: Mon and Wed-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 5pm. Tickets are $35 ($30 for students and seniors) plus a $1 facility fee, and are available online at www.lamama.org, by phone at 212-352-3101.