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Casting Announced for KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Kiki is back! Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out festive run at Southwark Playhouse, Kiki's Delivery Service returns to The Large for a limited summer season. (more...)

BWW Review: Lots of Energy and Heart in New Tampa Players' Production of THE WIZ
by Peter Nason - Jul 30, 2017

Tron Montgomery as Scarecrow, Thomas Williams as Tin Man and Michael Jo'Mae as Lion help turn this into a stunningly entertaining show. (more...)

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein Presents NOTORIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Blurring the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture. Examining the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie), Notorious examines pop culture's take on the female monster. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Springfield's Toni Huegel Wins Vocalist 2017 Contest at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

???????After three weeks of singing Broadway classics, contemporary show tunes, and pop favorites, 'The Vocalist 2017' contestants were narrowed down to the Top Five and a winner was announced: Toni Huegel, 15, of Springfield. She won $1500, and plenty of enthusiastic applause throughout the competition for her smooth vocals. Her final song was 'Someone Else's Story' from the musical 'Chess'. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

BWW Review: Rivertown Leads Audiences Under the Sea in A Magical Rendition of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 24, 2017

If you need a break from this summer's wet 'n wild weather, swim on over to Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts for some inside fun as you enjoy their last show of the 2016-2016 season: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Meet the Creators of NYMF Musicals at BROADWAY Tonight! Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In collaboration with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), BROADWAY Tonight! will host seven shows from this year's festival over two evenings at Treehaus MiMa near Times Square. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company extends its footprint during its sixth season of performances and educational programming, appearing in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Vermont, as well as in its home state of New Jersey.  Artistic Director Randy James noted, "We are pleased to have had such a positive and wide-reaching response from our presenting partners across the county to our vision of exploring the artistry of the male dancer. With more than 23 works in our repertory including 14 commissioned works, we bring a wealth of ways to investigate and illuminate the male role in dance today and to display the tremendous versatility of our company members while inviting interesting conversations about gender roles."  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - James Franco, Seth Rogan Star in THE DISASTER ARTIST
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Based on Greg Sestero's best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), THE DISASTER ARTIST, stars James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen. (more...)

Corkscrew Theater Festival to Continue with Unconventional Werewolf Story ALL OF MY BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of All of My Blood by Robert Zander Norman, directed by Taylor Haven Holt. Running August 11-20, All of My Blood is a comic, contemporary take on a werewolf story, focusing on the challenges a woman faces in communicating with her boyfriend and his friends after deciding she has been 'turned.' (more...)

More Than 100 E-Book Deals From 99¢ - $4.99!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

Broadway's Rachel York & Tom Wopat Star in 42ND STREET at Reagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Tom Wopat will turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017!   (more...)

Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Patrice Naiambana Announced as 'Davies' in Revival of THE CARETAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton today announced Patrice Naiambana will take on the iconic role of 'Davies' in Pinter's blistering classic The Caretaker, celebrated as one of 20th century theatre's most significant plays. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

Village Theatre Announces The 17th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Village Theatre is excited to announce the lineup for The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which will take place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017 and continues the theatre's dedication to the development of new work. This year, the Festival's five readings will include Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones and animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. (more...)

Review Roundup: HELLO (Again), DOLLY! with Donna Murphy
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2017

Fresh off of the show's four Tony wins, Hello, Dolly! just welcomed two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, stepping into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

MAD WOMEN IN MY ATTIC! Makes U.S. Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mad Women in my Attic! The haunting, comedic cabaret show, Mad Women in my Attic! comes to the United Solo Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 4:0 pm. The production played to critical acclaim at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Iris Theatre Concludes 10th Summer Season with HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Production photos have been released for Iris Theatre's annual family show, 'Hansel & Gretel and The Witch Baba Yaga', which completes their10-year anniversary summer season of open-air promenade shows in the heart of Covent Garden. (more...)

BWW Review: HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGA, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
by Gary Naylor - Aug 9, 2017

Director, Amy Draper, packs plenty into realising writer Daniel Winder's ambitious take on the Grimm fairytale, but the show needs to be edited back to two hours maximum running time to succeed fully. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Lauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the sixth show of our 2017 season… in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word will preview from September 8 through September 15; regular performances will begin September 16 and continue through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Kristeen Young Debuts Dynamic 'You Always Win' Video via BlackBook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The dynamic, genre-defying Kristeen Young returns with a new video for single “You Always Win”, featuring Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) on guitar, today via BlackBook. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kate Rockwell & More Join THE CREATIONS OF KATIE THOMPSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Thompson in New Writers at 54: The Creations of Katie Thompson on Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 PM. Katie Thompson (Giant, Big Fish) brings her talented Broadway friends to Feinstein's/54 Below to debut original songs from this songwriter's many projects in the making. The concert will also feature selections from her new musical one act "Sleeping in the Ground" which recently had its first developmental lab directed by Andy Sandberg, and choreographed by Shea Sullivan. www.katiethompson.com (more...)

Franklin Stage Company Presents Award-Winning MAGDALEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present actress and playwright Erin Layton in her searing solo show Magdalen, August 10 - 13, at Chapel Hall in Franklin, NY. The piece, written by Ms. Layton and developed and directed by Julie Kline, is a fictional exploration of the women and children who passed through the real-life Magdalene Laundries as slave laborers in twentieth century Ireland, and of the complicity of church and government officials in hiding their tragic stories. (more...)

Unlock Your Child's Imagination With Fall Acting Classes At Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park invites children ages 3-14 for an immersive experience of inspired learning with a variety of acting classes. Registration is now open for fall classes, which begin in early September. (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

With one week left until The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. Taking place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017, The Festival of New Musicals provides an essential platform for writers to incorporate a key component of live theatre - the audience. Each new musical will be rehearsed during the week, then present to the audience in staged reading format, performed in full using scripts. (more...)

Magic and Adventure Abound in New Musical at Book-It
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will bring magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will adapt and direct the musical stage adaptation of the award-winning fantasy novel and local actor Justin Huertas will write music and lyrics. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 3, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Familiar Fun For The Whole Family
by Frank Benge - Aug 3, 2017

Who doesn't know THE WIZARD OF OZ? And even if by some strange coincidence the multiple books of L. Frank Baum have managed to escape you, the classic MGM film (on which this production is based) has been a television staple and family viewing tradition for decades. (more...)

The Players Joins the Witch Hunt with THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

From August 31 through Sept 10, you don't want to miss the pre-season opener, Arthur Miller's famous work, The Crucible. Produced in partnership with Two Chairs Theatre Co., this is the first installment in a trilogy to present three works of Miller's. In the past, Two Chairs, has presented three masterpieces by Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire). Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Feature: 17TH ANNUAL VILLAGE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS at Village Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Aug 16, 2017

Well, Dear Readers, it's my favorite weekend of the year again. The weekend when Village Theatre gathers together all the best musical theater talent and presents readings of five up and coming new musicals. Yes, it's the 17th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals or as I like to call it, Musical Theater Nerd Paradise. They presented us with some really outstanding works and while I can't review them, I can still tell you about the shows themselves. (more...)

Paines Plough To Tour Luke Norris' Award Winning Play GROWTH In Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Luke Norris' award winning production of Growth will embark upon a second UK tour this Autumn. The production originally debuted at Paines Plough's ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016 and won a prestigious Fringe First award before touring the UK. (more...)

Pop-Up Opera Returns this Autumn with Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Pop-Up Opera return this autumn with Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. In true Pop-Up fashion, the company give one of the most popular operatic fairy tales a magical twist ensuring this wintry delight will both enchant and thrill. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 14, 2017
by - Aug 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Brings Storybook Characters, Toe-Tapping Music, and All of The Drama to Escondido
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Classic fairy tales weave together like delicate rainbow threads (in hues of red, gold, white, and more...) to build an intricate, complex and epic musical that still somehow bears all of the hallmarks of reality.  (more...)

Mastodon Announce European Headline Tour - November 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon announce a run of European headline dates, kicking off in Berlin, Germany on November 10. (more...)

Truth Collides with Fiction in the Toronto Premiere of MOCKINGBIRD CLOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Local indie group, INpulse Theatre, is mounting the Toronto premiere of 'Mockingbird Close', by award-winning Canadian playwright, Trevor Schmidt.  Grimm fairy tale meets the Suburban Dream. (more...)

Charlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd today announce the cast for the world premiere of The Night Pirates, adapted from the best-selling children's book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The 2017-18 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's ninth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. The season includes a diverse range of programming for adults and families alike. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Production of THE CARETAKER at Bristol Old Vic this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have announced the full cast for The Caretaker which will begin rehearsals today. (more...)

JANE EYRE Returns to the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre returns to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September - 21 October 2017 following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a major UK tour. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG FISH is Larger Than Life at The Keegan Theatre
by Evann Normandin - Aug 10, 2017

BIG FISH fills every inch of the intimate Keegan Theatre and leaves more than a little magic in its wake. Based on the 1998 David Wallace novel and the 2003 Tim Burton film, BIG FISH revolves around traveling salesman Edward Bloom and the big stories he tells to his realist son Will. When Will finds out he's going to be father and must, at the same time, confront his father's mortality, he sets out to separate fact from fiction and find the man inside the behemoth. (more...)

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