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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.


Review Roundup: Folger's Restoration-Era MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 201819 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bedlam Comes to DC and the Folger with MACBETH
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 7, 2018

The Folger Macbeth has been adapted and amended by Sir William Davenant and is being done in a Restoration style. So what does that mean? (more...)

Vancouver TheatreSports Presents SPOOKTOBER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Whether it's with a group of 'ghoulfriends' getting together for a night out or a date with your boo, Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) dares you to laugh this October with its 'spirited' line-up of Halloween-themed shows taking place Tuesday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 31 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For 2018's World Renowned From Page To Stage At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

With rehearsals starting today, the full cast has been announced for Aria Entertainment's prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage (FPTS), which returns with gusto for a 6th successful year from September 2018 at London's Southwark Playhouse. Jane Deitch has cast the 37-strong company, who will each star in one of the seven brand new musicals featured in the 2018 festival. (more...)

Christiane Noll Brings 'Am I Losing My Mind' to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll will bring her new solo show, Am I Losing My Mind, to Feinstein's at the Nikko onMonday, December 10 at 7 p.m. In this special one-night-only engagement, Noll will perform songs from Broadway shows that feature some of the greatest female characters of all-time, including Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Dear Evan Hansen, Jekyll & Hyde, Grey Gardens, Follies, Next to Normal, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at EUGENIUS! at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, 'EUGENIUS!' tells the story of Eugene, a teenage boy whose nightly dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains may just be the ticket to him creating his very own comic book movie in Hollywood. Joined by his best friends 'Janey' and 'Feris', our comic writing genius must discover the true meaning of growing up, finding the superhero within, saving the world from both earthbound villains and possibly those from distant galaxies, and along the way, falling in love. (more...)

Freeform Scares Up Maximum Thrills With Newly Expanded '31 Nights Of Halloween' Programming Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Why celebrate the spookiest time of the year for only 13 nights when you can celebrate for 31!? Freeform has expanded their annual Halloween programming event to “31 Nights of Halloween” bringing more thrills and chills to the entire month. From Oct. 1, the network will be invaded by everyone's favorite witches, a murderous barber, out of control dinosaurs and everything else that goes bump in the night. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Film Clip of GHOST LIGHT Starring Roger Bart, Carol Kane and Cary Elwes
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

From writer/director John Stimpson, discover the mystery of Ghost Light, which makes its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30pm PST at Arclight Culver City. (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: See the Character Images Debut for CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Netflix has released the character images for CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. Along with the photos, character names and descriptions can be found below! (more...)

BWW Review: Folger's Ambitious Restoration MACBETH
by Roger Catlin - Sep 13, 2018

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ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO To Have Industry Reading; NaTasha Yvette Williams, & More Lead Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Big Dipper Productions will present an industry reading of ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO on Friday, October 12 at Pearl Studios. (more...)

Auditions Announced for WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Cirkus
by Annette Stolt - Sep 12, 2018

For the first time in Sweden, The Witches of Eastwick. Do you want to join? Then it is time for you to send in your application. It will be played on Cirkus in Stockholm from September 2019. Peter Joback is involved in the production with his company Sinclair Entertainment. So far there is no information if he will play the lead or if he is one fo the producers. Peter Joback originated the role as Michael Spofford when the show opended in London the 18th of July 2000. (more...)

All Female MACBETH Will Bewitch The Sundeck Of The Everly
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Nothing is what it seems. When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing. As the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, Macbeth unleashes a brutal cycle of bloodshed. (more...)

Photos: Remembering Carole Shelley
by Walter McBride - Sep 11, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. Take a moment to remember the legendary star with a look back at some of her recent appearances. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Tickets to WICKED Plus a Backstage Tour with 'Elphaba,' Jackie Burns in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

You & a guest will take a backstage tour with Jackie Burns after seeing her as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway in New York City! (more...)

The Legendary Multi Million Selling Spandau Ballet Return With New Singer Ross William Howard
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Spandau Ballet have made a rapturous return to the stage introducing their new singer Ross William Wild at a very special club show at London's Subterania to prove that as the song goes they no longer 'find it hard to write the next line'. (more...)

Christian Charisiou and More to Lead Australian Premiere Of CRY-BABY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Producer LPD in association with Hayes Theatre Co today announced several of the cast members of their cast for the upcoming Australian Premiere of the rockabilly musical, Cry-Baby. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 20 July, Cry-Baby is based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters film of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp. (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare on the Kennebec Presents Ambitious, Uncut Production of 'The Scottish Play'
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 3, 2018

John Willey's Bath, Maine -based Shakespeare on the Kennebec is presenting an ambitious, completely uncut production of the Bard's "Scottish play"- aka Macbeth at the Chocolate Church. The twenty-six person ensemble rendered the full text of Shakespeare's play - with many often cut scenes now heard - while at the same time Director John Willey takes a fresh conceptual look on the work. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Returns To The Crown & Anchor In Provincetown July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Lucie Arnaz back to Provincetown for one performance only, Monday, July 23 at 8:30 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor.  Ms. Arnaz will be performing her brand new cabaret show, "I GOT THE JOB!:  Songs from My Musical Past."  Celebrating a life on stage, Arnaz returns to her theater roots looking back at some of the roles she has had on stages throughout the world. (more...)

Lambert Jackson Announce Debut Production THERE'S NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Lambert Jackson presents its debut show There's Nothin' Like a Dame - 100 Years of Women in Musical Theatre a one-night celebration of women in musical theatre. Louise Dearman, Ria Jones, Alexia Khadime and Rachel Tucker come together to perform songs from some of the most famous female roles over the past century. (more...)

Robert Zemeckis to Adapt and Direct Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES for the Big Screen
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly, Robert Zemeckis is in final talks to adapt and direct Warner Bros'. take on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book The Witches. (more...)

There's No Place Like Home! WICKED Flies Back To Manchester This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular touring production will fly home to where it began in September 2013, the Palace Theatre in Manchester, for one final time. The five-week Christmas engagement, from Tuesday 4 December 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019, will mark the end of the multi record-breaking, critically acclaimed tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Sunday Night With Bill Crews
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

Broadway and West End stars Tony Sheldon is currently starring in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia. The actor stopped by to chat with Rev. Bill Crews for his radio show Sunday Night with Bill Crews. Sheldon talked about the show, its significance, and his own career thus far. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Chateau Neuf, Oslo
by Christian Ranke - Jun 12, 2018

Theatre Neuf is a nonprofit theatrical organization. It uses both professional and non-professional performers and musicians. Two of its members had the idea to produce a big musical with the aid of this organization, and they chose INTO THE WOODS, a musical regarded by many as one of the most complicated scores in the musical theatre canon. (more...)

Watford Palace Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, today announces the Autumn Season with the centrepiece being the theatre's first produced Shakespeare in 10 years - Much Ado About Nothing with an all-female cast. Directed by Larmour, the production opens on 9 October with previews from 4 October and running until 27 October. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Takes The Stage July 10-15 At Broadway At Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

The 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Disney's Newsies, which The New York Times called "a musical worth singing about!" With a cast that includes Broadway veterans and veterans of the Broadway and national touring productions of Newsies-and featuring the original Tony Award-winning Broadway choreography-the show is sure to be an audience favorite. Performances of Disney's Newsies are Tuesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 15 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Laura Baldwin, Rob Houchen, and More Join The Cast of EUGENIUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

A galaxy of West End stars are joining the cast for the eagerly awaited return - by popular demand - of out-of-this-world British musical Eugenius! for a 6-week season at The Other Palace from Saturday 1 September 2018. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Hal Linden, Ed Dixon & Mark Jacoby Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's GRUMPY OLD MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage from August 8 to September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz. (more...)

Rosemary Ashe, Jamie Birkett and Ms Johnnie Fiori To Headline The Royal Surrey Choir Summer Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

For one-night-only, on SATURDAY 28TH July 2018 at 7pm, Emcee Jake Hellier and the Royal Surrey Choir return to the stage for their 2018 Summer Charity Concert 'PROUD MARY: A Celebration of Women in Song' performing at the historic Holy Trinity Church (Guildford, GU1 3RR) to raise funds for The Fountain Centre, Surrey's leading charitable organisation providing advice, on-going support, community and complimentary therapies to the individuals and families of those whose lives have been affected by cancer. (more...)

VIDEO: See How Elphaba Gets Green for the National Tour of WICKED at the Mirvish Center!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018

WICKED is heading to Toronto's Mirvish Center! Check out how the tour's current Elphaba, Mary Kate Morrissey gets green for the big show! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 18, 2018
by - Jul 18, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brief 7/17: Watch The HELLO, DOLLY! Cast Perform at Broadway Barks, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 17, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch the cast of Hello, Dolly! perform at Broadway Barks, and more! (more...)

Sandi Toksvig Adapts Treasure Island For Haymarket Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first production from Leicester's newly re-opened Haymarket Theatre will be the world premiere of Treasure Island, penned by national treasure and established author Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake Off, QI). (more...)

VIDEO: Highlights from NEWSIES at Broadway At Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2018

The 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Disney's Newsies, which The New York Times called 'a musical worth singing about!' With a cast that includes Broadway veterans and veterans of the Broadway and national touring productions of Newsies-and featuring the original Tony Award-winning Broadway choreography-the show is sure to be an audience favorite. Performances of Disney's Newsies are Tuesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 15 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Freeform Begins Production on 'Motherland' (Working Title) Pilot from Gary Sanchez Productions and Freeform Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Freeform announced today that principal photography began yesterday on the 'Motherland' (working title) pilot, a one-hour drama from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. The pilot, created by Eliot Laurence ('Claws'), has started in Vancouver, Canada. Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, 'Motherland' (working title) follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment at Fort Salem. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NEWSIES at Broadway At Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

The 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Disney's Newsies, which The New York Times called 'a musical worth singing about!' With a cast that includes Broadway veterans and veterans of the Broadway and national touring productions of Newsies-and featuring the original Tony Award-winning Broadway choreography-the show is sure to be an audience favorite. Performances of Disney's Newsies are Tuesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 15 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Takes The Stage Today-15 At Broadway At Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

The 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Disney's Newsies, which The New York Times called "a musical worth singing about!" With a cast that includes Broadway veterans and veterans of the Broadway and national touring productions of Newsies-and featuring the original Tony Award-winning Broadway choreography-the show is sure to be an audience favorite. Performances of Disney's Newsies are Today, July 10 through Sunday, July 15 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

It's Popular! West End's WICKED Will Play Its 5000th Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

WICKED, the "gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel" (Time Out) that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, will tonight (Thursday 9 August 2018) play its landmark 5000th performance at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Marc Kudisch Sings the National Anthem at Citi Field
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Broadway favorite Marc Kudisch hit the field recently to perform the National Anthem, watch the video below! (more...)

Two Magical New Walking Tours Come This Fall to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

There's magic in the air in NYC this fall, from exhibits like the NY Historical Society's Harry Potter: A History of Magic, to the Speakeasy Dollhouse production of The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini, to the ongoing interest in magic, tarot, and #witchesofinstagram. (more...)

BWW Feature: WICKED National Tour at Detroit Opera House Raises Over $25,000 for Open Hands Food Pantry and BC/EFA
by Julie Yolles - Aug 27, 2018

Suffice it to say that the company members of the Broadway National Tour of WICKED are popular with St. John's Episcopal Church supporters-very. While here in Michigan for their month-long stop at the Detroit Opera House-their last performance is Sept. 2- the WICKED team left the Land of Oz for one evening to perform a sold-out benefit concert in front of 450 supporters. It was Witches' Night Off and oh, what a night. (more...)

WICKED Will Perform At Manchester Pride
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

WICKED, the award-winning Broadway and West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, will cast a spell over Manchester this Bank Holiday weekend with a special performance as part of Manchester Pride celebrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Rob Houchen and More in Rehearsal For EUGENIUS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

A galaxy of West End stars are joining the cast for the eagerly awaited return - by popular demand - of out-of-this-world British musical Eugenius! for a 6-week season at The Other Palace from Saturday 1 September 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Providence Hospital Amphitheater
by Alan Portner - Aug 2, 2018

'The Wizard Of Oz' as produced by Kansas City's 'Theater League' in the cavernous outdoor concert venue now called Providence Hospital Amphitheater (more...)

VIDEO: Tuesday Blues? Watch My Little Ponies Defy Gravity
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

As the summer months wane and vacations come to an end, take a break from the humdrum for a musical theatre laugh. These two My Little Ponies are belting it out Broadway style with the classic Wicked anthem 'Defying Gravity'. (more...)

Post Show Talkbacks Announced For MY LIFE ON A DIET With Renee Taylor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

My Life On A Diet, Renee Taylor's critically acclaimed autobiographical solo comedy, announce that the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress will hold three scheduled post-show talkbacks. The talkbacks will happen immediately following the performances on Friday, August 24th at 7 pm, Saturday, August 25th at 7 pm, and Friday, August 31st at 7 pm. Written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, and originally directed by Mr. Bologna, MY LIFE ON A DIET is scheduled to run through Sunday, September 2, 2018 Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46 Street, between Ninth & Tenth Aves). (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Casting for STEEL and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Chris Bush's Steel, and his major new revival of William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Will Perform Patti Issues And Bad With Money This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Ben Rimalower will celebrate the recent release of his plays PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY by Roven Records on Audible.com with a special performance BAD WITH MONEY at The Green Room 42 on Saturday, August 18 and a double bill of PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY at Penguin Rep on Sunday, August 19. In Patti Issues, Rimalower explores the ways his lifelong obsession (and eventual working friendship) with Patti LuPone helped him navigate a tumultuous relationship with his volatile father. Since premiering in 2012, Patti Issues has garnered a tremendous amount of great press and word-of-mouth from attendees such as Tony Kushner, Alan Cumming, Laurie Metcalf and Ms. LuPone herself, who said, "The show's fantastic. It's really wonderful. I was moved." Patti Issues is directed by Aaron Mark (Empanada Loca with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Squeamish With Alison Fraser). (more...)

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