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The book follows the experiences of a young boy and his grandmother who live in a world plagued by evil, child-hating witches.


Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

With the world premiere double-bill of Nick Dear's Hogarth's Progress currently playing at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of its 10th anniversary season, the company today announces its Spring 2019 season. This will be the first season presented in the venue's newly reconfigured auditorium, with developments taking place in January 2019 following a capital fundraising programme. (more...)

MACBETH Opens TN Shakespeare Company's Elizabethan Rep Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Tennessee Shakespeare Company opens the doors of its new home prior to full facility renovation with a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth inspired by the Elizabethan playhouses and current events that helped create it in 1606. (more...)

Wicked Will Celebrate 12th Birthday On The West End Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, will celebrate its landmark 12th birthday tomorrow (27 September 2018) at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where the "hugely popular show" (The Times) continues an open-ended run. (more...)

Sally Struthers And Bonnie Milligan Star In Staged Readings Of New Musical OH MY GOD...BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

As part of its Developmental Reading Series, The York Theatre Company presents two-time Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers and Head Over Heels Star Bonnie Milligan in Staged Readings of New Musical Oh My God...Broadway!! (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein to Benefit The Actors Fund with Reunion Concert of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today a 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song. The concert will be held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.) and will star the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. (more...)

Casting Announced For The San Francisco Playhouse Production Of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at The Majestic Theatre of San Antonio is Wicked Good
by Ashley Corbaley - Oct 4, 2018

It doesn't take magic to discover why WICKED is still melting the hearts of millions all over the world 15 years after its first performance on Broadway. Based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, with music by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Winnie Holzman, this masterpiece is wicked good. From the dazzling special effects to the bewitching songs, WICKED has rightfully earned its place as the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history. In WICKED it is The Witches of Oz who take center stage to tell their story of how all came to be long before young Dorothy ever ventured Over the Rainbow. The National Tour of WICKED flies into the Majestic Theatre of San Antonio promising a magical performance that will leave you spellbound. (more...)

Martin P. Robinson's ALL HALLOW'S EVE Announces Showcase Presentation For Fall 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Martin P. Robinson Productions and Little Shadow Productions announced today that Robinson's original theatrical event, All Hallows Eve will mount a showcase presentation, with original musical compositions by Paul Rudolph (Emmy Award-winning composer, 'Sesame Street' and 'GLANK'), at the Connelly Theater in October 2019. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Cooper & Vosk & Ridge, Oh My! Getting Candid with the Witches of WICKED
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 26, 2018

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs Monday Oct. 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

Casting & National Tour Announced For The Curve & Rose Theatre Kingston Production Of Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston are proud to announce their purrfect cast and tour for their brand new co-production of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. (more...)

HAIR/HAIRSPRAY/AMERIACN IDOL Star Joins THE WITCHES RUMBLE October 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Singing diva beltress Diana DeGarmo (American Idol; Hairspray and Hair on Broadway) joins the cast of The Witches RUMBLE. (more...)

Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 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...)

The New Collectives Presents ZODIAC MATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2018

Zodiac Math, written and performed by Elizabeth May is equal parts 90's pop music video, slumber party seance, and honest confession. Zodiac Math is an evening of intimate storytelling, scored by anachronistic alt-pop. Driven by family folklore of a childhood death curse, Elizabeth May explores questions of sexual identity and twin magic. She's endlessly searching for the missing half of a broken heart necklace, and laying herself bare in a dark comedic ritual that transforms the audience into her imaginary friends. Zodiac Math was developed as part of The New Collectives' Daily Development Workshop at IRT Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - Oct 20, 2018

BWW Review: Wicked at Popejoy Hall (more...)

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents Macbeth for two weeks only. Tickets are $15 General Admission. Performances are October 26-November 4, 2018. The show is directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins. (more...)

Shakespeare Center Of LA Presents THE TRAGEDIE OF MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

With Halloween lurking and the darkness of night falling earlier, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) transforms its 20,000 square foot building into a cursed and haunted castle of multiple performance spaces for an immersive, ninety-minute production of William Shakespeare's The Tragedie of Macbeth. Directed by Kenn Sabberton, formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show plays Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons October 20 through November 3. Tickets start at $39 and are available now. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH
by Rona Kelly - Oct 19, 2018

Sandy Grierson returns to the London stage in othellomacbeth, taking on the roles of Cassio and Macbeth in one show. No stranger to doubling, Grierson previously played the roles of Faustus and Mephistopheles in the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Doctor Faustus in 2016, the parts decided with the lighting of matches. Taking us through his thoughts on and experience with Shakespeare, Grierson shares Jude Christian's vision of the two plays and just why they chose (and to an extent needed) to 'f*** with them a bit'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tennessee Shakespeare Company Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Tennessee Shakespeare Company opens the doors of its new home prior to full facility renovation with a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth inspired by the Elizabethan playhouses and current events that helped create it in 1606. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/12 - DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, HAIR, and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 12, 2018

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 DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, HAIR, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Preview Lost Ensemble's TRAINWRECK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Check out the preview video for LOFT ENSEMBLE's premiere of TRAINWRECK, written and directed by Loft's Managing Director, Bree Pavey. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLOMACBETH, Lyric Hammersmith
by Rona Kelly - Oct 11, 2018

'But men are men...' Gender is taking centre stage in the current climate, telling her story not history. From new writes like SIX and The Old Vic's Sylvia, to the reframing of classics from a female perspective, the Liverpool Everyman's female led Othello and the Globe's Imogen prove the relevance of these texts to modern audiences. Elayce Ismail and Jude Christian's othellomacbeth is a hybrid of these: retelling two of Shakespeare's greatest plays, with the emphasis on the women and new additions. While bold it may be, the result is a mixed bag of 'confused events, new hatch'd to [this] woeful time'. (more...)

WICKED Ticket Lottery Announced for at Popejoy Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Popejoy Hall with performances from October 17 through 28. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at UNM box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Teatro Circulo's MACBETH Examines Politics of Power
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

We live in an age where our leaders convince people that made-up things are really true. That's what witches do.  So The Witches are the preoccupation of First Maria Ensemble's upcoming production of 'Macbeth,' directed by Celeste Moratti, to be presented December 6 to 21 at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street.  The company made an auspicious debut in 2016 with 'Hamlet,' which Theater Pizazz (JK Clarke) called one of the season's best small-company productions of Shakespeare plays and Front Row Center (Holli Harms) added, 'Here is hoping that Celeste Moratti continues on this trajectory of directorial discoveries.'  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

Julia Frith, Liam Jeavons, Jack Whittle, and Jean-Luke Worrell Join the Cast of THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Mischief Theatre today announces new cast members and 2019 extension for the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Due to continued high demand, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery announces an extension of their run until 3 November 2019, as they approach their third year on the West End. (more...)

Griff Rhys Jones To Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Following sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for three performances of their critically and popularly acclaimed concert production of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Bree Pavey's TRAINWRECK Now Running Through 12/16 at Loft Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces the EXTENSION of their world premiere of TRAINWRECK, written and directed by Loft's Managing Director, Bree Pavey. Originally scheduled to close on November 18th, (more...)

Renee Taylor Wins 2018 United Solo Special Award For MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Last night, Renee Taylor won the annual The United Solo Special Award, which recognizes artists who have made significant recent contributions to solo theatre during the year, for her critically acclaimed autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET. Along with Ms. Taylor, this year's nominees included Derek DelGaudio (In & Of Itself), Alison S. M. Kobayashi (Say Something Bunny!), John Lithgow (Stories By Heart), Chita Rivera (An Evening with Chita Rivera) and Bruce Springsteen (Springsteen on Broadway). (more...)

West End WICKED Releases Tickets Through 30 November 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the release of a further 500,000 new tickets. The "spellbinding smash hit" (Time Out) is now booking to Saturday 30 November 2019 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Tickets start from just £22.00*. A limited number of seats are also released daily for that day's performance(s) at 10:00am, in person at the Box Office only, priced at £29.50. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, Shakespeare's Globe
by Dzifa Benson - Nov 17, 2018

You wait so long for a Macbeth then like the buses, four major productions come along at once. The Barbican is staging the Royal Shakespeare Company's offering while the roundly panned National Theatre's effort is out on tour and the National Youth Theatre's version is playing in the West End. (more...)

Griff Rhys Jones, Lucie Jones, And More Will Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's Concert Version Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

London Musical Theatre Orchestra are proud to announce the full cast of the 2018 production of their spectacular concert version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent from the original story by Charles Dickens. (more...)

BWW Interview: Media's Witches - ELISA MATTHEWS AND JENNIE EISENHOWER
by Pati Buehler - Nov 15, 2018

Media Theater in Media PA is taking on the classic masterpiece; The Wizard of OZ with a stellar cast which includes two of a handful of elite, highly talented, respected ladies of the stage in the Delaware Valley. (more...)

BWW Review: A Devilishly Good Van Horn Steals MEFISTOFELE at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 12, 2018

The Met is offering Robert Carsen's 1999 production of Arrigo Boito's MEFISTOFELE to show us what bass-baritone Christian Van Horn--winner of this year's Richard Tucker Award--could do in his first starring role at the house and the answer was: plenty. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Highlights The Might of Women and Folly of Man
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Nov 1, 2018

All in all, MACBETH presented by Something For Nothing Theatre is an enjoyable evening of accessible theatre. Although the play falters in act two, the show itself is mostly well done. The talent of the women in this production is the undeniable force driving the show. While by no means are their characters innocent, one wonders if Macbeth would have fared better if he had listened to them a little closer. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces Shakespearean Classic MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Trinity Rep will continue its 2018-19 Season with the electrifying tale of Macbeth a Shakespearean thriller that bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than a blockbuster film. Directed by Curt Columbus, who was most recently at the helm of last spring's Ragtime, this contemporary telling of the famously-cursed play will include a live DJ and elements of magic. (more...)

The Blackhouse Foundation and Facebook Partner to Bring the SEEN Program to Sundance for the Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Blackhouse Foundation proudly announces Facebook will serve as a Premier Sponsor of its presence and programming at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival January 25-28 in Park City, UT. This continues a longstanding relationship between the organization and the leading social network.  (more...)

Full Casting Confirmed For ANNIE at The King's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced full casting for their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE which runs opening at the King's Theatre in Glasgow this spring as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: See New Photos of Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn in WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, is already the thirteenth longest running show in West End history and currently booking for all performances until 30 November 2019 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Get a first look at Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn, the show's current Glinda and Elphaba, below! (more...)

Boston Pops, Conductor Keith Lockhart Bring the Film Music Of John Williams On Tour
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart will showcase the extraordinary range of “America's Orchestra” on tours to Florida (February 9-14) and Texas (March 20-24) this winter with “Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams.” Based on the Pops' 2017 recording of the same name, the program focuses on music from the beloved film scores of composer and Boston Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams. Audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy excerpts from such classic films scores as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars series, as well as less familiar music by Mr. Williams, including themes from such classic scores as The Witches of Eastwick, The Towering Inferno,andHeidi. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For ANNIE At Storyhouse Starring Anita Dobson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK tour of their smash hit production of the musical Annie, which is heading to Storyhouse in the spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The Witches And Wizards Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Official character portraits of the Australian cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been released ahead of the first preview performance at Melbourne's Princess Theatre tonight. See the family photos below! (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Star in THE WITCHES
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Anne Hathaway is set to star in Robert Zemeckis and Warner Bros.' “The Witches” adaptation, according to Variety.  (more...)

Carolyn Maitland, Richard Meek, and More Join UK Tour of ANNIE; Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK tour of their smash hit production of the musical "ANNIE" opening at the Manchester Opera House on Saturday 2 February 2019. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Announces New Cast For 2019 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Olivier Award nominated children's theatre favourite, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, today announces a brand new cast for its 2019 UK Tour: Jocelyn Zackon plays 'Sophie'; Lizzie Dewar plays 'Mummy'; David Scotland plays 'Daddy'/'Milkman'/'Postman'/'Tiger'; with Hannah Miller (Understudy / Wardrobe) and Glen Newham (Understudy / ASM). (more...)

Anne Hathaway Offered Role in SESAME STREET Movie Musical
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Anne Hathaway has been offered a starring role in the movie musical "Sesame Street' at Warner Bros, according to Variety. (more...)

Words of Wisdom: A Year's Worth of Advice from Your Favorite Broadway Stars
by Julie Musbach - Dec 31, 2018

At the end of every 'backstage' interview, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge asks his guest, 'What is the best bit of advice that you've been given, either personally or professionally, that you still live by?' (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes BEAUTIFUL Costume Designer Alejo Vietti, Tonny Winner Jessie Mueller
by in 1: the podcast - Dec 21, 2018

It's a Christmas miracle and a brand new episode this week as we sit down with Costume Designer Alejo Vietti AND a very special guest, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller! Jessie is probably most known for having originated the role of Carole King in the Broadway production of "Beautiful", and all her fabulous clothes came from the mind of this week's guest. (more...)

Pianist Gabriela Martinez To Perform With Pacific Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez makes a welcome return to Costa Mesa to perform Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Pacific Symphony in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, January 10-12. Guest conductor David Danzmayr leads the orchestra in the program that contrasts Russian music of the 19th and 20th centuries by Mussorgsky and Prokofiev, respectively, with Chopin's glorious Piano Concerto No. 1. (more...)

Netflix Renews CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

On the heels of “A Midwinter's Tale” episode, The Witches, warlocks, mortals and familiars of Greendale received an early Winter Solstice gift as Netflix has ordered 16 more episodes of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which will air in two parts (parts 3 & 4).   (more...)

Stephen Daldry Directs Modern Reimagining of AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Stephen Daldry ('The Crown,' Billy Elliot, The Inheritance) directs his National Theatre of Great Britain's landmark production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation and winner of an unprecedented number of awards, including three Olivier's, four Tony's and seven Drama Desk Awards, with an exclusive West Coast engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, February 10, 2019. (more...)

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