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Nashville's Circle Players Reveals Cinema-Inspired 68th Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 7, 2017

Bring It On The Musical launches Circle Players' cinema-inspired 68th Season - a lineup that includes four musicals and one play - and the company is offering season ticket packages for theater-goers eager to witness the oldest community theater in Middle Tennessee's latest slate of productions, all related to  major motion pictures. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, André De Shields & More Will Star in John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The production will run at Bay Street Theater from August 8 - September 3. The production will star Hannah Cabell (The Father, Men on Boats, Major Barbara) as Rosalind, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist) as Jacques, and Andre De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz) as Touchstone. (more...)

Dream Cast Set for DREAMGIRLS in Concert at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, DREAMGIRLS, for two concert performances only Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Felicia Finley Shakes It Up At Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp With A Special Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Yesterday Kids & Teens at Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp ended their weeklong program with a special treat, a class and Q&A with Felicia Finleyfrom Broadway's Mamma Mia, Aida, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Wedding Singer and more. Finley just closed a production of All Shook Up at The Muny where she starred as Miss Sandra. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast to Reunite for Concert, Album Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The original cast members of the Off-Broadway hit, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will reunite for a one-night-only special event concert and album signing on Monday, August 28 at 7pm at The Green Room 42, hosted by composer and lyricist Rob Rokicki. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (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...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Movement Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Weekend of AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing emerging artists of color, opened their production of And She Would Stand Like This by Harrison David Rivers, directed by David Mendizabal, choreographed by Kia LaBeija on July 23rd. The show continues its run until August 6, 2017 at the new A.R.T./NY Theatres in the Mezzanine Theatre, located at 502 West 53rd Street and 10th Avenue. (more...)

Billy Porter to Bring Evening of Songs and Stories to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the cabaret series Music Mondays continues on Monday, August 14 at 8 pm with Billy Porter (Tony Award winner for Kinky Boots). (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Offer 'Pay What You Can' Performance of Starry AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced a 'Pay What You Can' performance for AS YOU LIKE IT, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 pm. (more...)

COCA Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

COCA is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 COCA Presents season, which will run from October 20 - July 28, 2018. (more...)

Tony Winner Duncan Sheik Talks New Score for Upcoming Musical SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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Has Queen Latifah Set Her Sights on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

It has been reported that big screen and rap superstar, Queen Latifah, is looking make her Broadway debut. (more...)

The Movement Will Host Youth-Focused Panel AND I WOULD STAND LIKE THIS
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing emerging artists of color, presents AND I WOULD STAND LIKE THIS…, a youth centered performance and post show panel led by sexual health educator Erika Hart targeting sexual health, family dynamics, and sexual identity. The panel will take place after the July 28th matinee performance of The Movement's current production And She Would Stand Like This by Harrison David Rivers, directed by David Mendizabal, and choreographed by Kia LaBeija at the A.R.T../New York Theatres in the Mezzanine Theatre.  Current partners for this event include The Door, A Center of Alternatives, and Safe Horizon's Streetwork Project.   (more...)

New Tampa Players Produces THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The seven time Tony winning musical, The Wiz, presents the story of The Wizard of Oz with a soulful twist. It tells the story of family, friendship, and the power of home. (more...)

Breaking: Can You Handle the Truth? Alec Baldwin Will Star in NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN Live
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Alec Baldwin has been cast as Col. Nathan Jessep in NBC's upcoming live A FEW GOOD MEN, from esteemed playwright and Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin, who will executive produce and adapt his own play for the broadcast. (more...)

200 More Elephants to Appear at the Daryl Roth Theatre as IN & OF ITSELF Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, the critically-acclaimed IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - has announced that 200 more gold bricks will vanish, 200 more elephants will appear on stage, 200 more people will be kicked out of the show, and 30,000 more identities will be revealed, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. With a second extension to the hit show's New York Premiere engagement, IN & OF ITSELF will now play through December 30, 2017 - effectively quadrupling its original ten-week run. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Eleanor Reissa and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

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. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Run and Tell That! NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Garners 7 EMMY Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2017

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was the recipient of seven Emmy nominations. Below, check out colorful images from the live broadcast featuring Emmy-nominated set designs, costumes, make-up, hairstyles and more, along with video which illustrates why HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was worthy of yesterday's high honors! (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

GONZALO ALCAIN AND THE SILVERS BAND ofrecen su próximo concierto en la Sala Clamores
by Josť GermŠn MartŪnez Paneque - Jul 13, 2017

El proximo jueves 20 de julio a las 21.30 tendra lugar en la sala Clamores Jazz (C/Alburquerque, 14. Metro Bilbao, Quevedo) el proximo concierto del grupo GONZALO ALCAIN & THE SILVERS BAND. (more...)

Uzo Aduba to Lead SECRET LIFE OF BEES Musical Workshop; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Uzo Aduba will lead the cast of a musical workshop production of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (more...)

Grammy Winner Thomas Young Joins Jeff Perry in STANDUP SHAKESPEARE 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces a change in the casting of the LookOut Series Concert Reading of Standup Shakespeare. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, will still feature the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry and Broadway legend Alice Ripley. Joining them will be Grammy and Clio Award-winning Opera singer Thomas Young, who was in the original Off-Broadway production directed by Mike Nichols and is featured on the Standup Shakespeare cabaret review album recorded in 1995. (more...)


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Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Take an incredible journey across the ocean in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of the classically quirky children's book Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, Jr.! (more...)

The Williams Project presents BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Williams Project, in partnership with Emerald City Bible Fellowship and Franklin High School, presents James Baldwin's classic American play Blues for Mister Charlie. Baldwin's rarely produced masterpiece explores race and violence in the United States with honesty, music, dark humor, and compassion. Blues for Mister Charlie will run September 6 - 10, 2017 at Emerald City Bible Fellowship and September 13 - 17, 2017 at Franklin High School. Opening night is September 7, 2017. Each performance of Blues for Mister Charlie will be followed by a facilitated discussion, featuring leadership from the community hosting the performance and Williams Project artists. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and available for reservation now through the online box office at thewilliamsproject.org/tickets.  (more...)

Humane Society of NY's BEST IN SHOWS to Honor James L. Nederlander at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, will honor James L. Nederlander, President of the Nederlander Organization, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Concert, CD Signing Adds Show, Will Feature Cut Songs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

By popular demand, the one-night-only special event concert and album signing, featuring original cast members of the Off-Broadway hit, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, has announced a second show on Monday, August 28 at 9:30PM at The Green Room 42, hosted by composer and lyricist Rob Rokicki. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Announces SONATA 1962
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, its first new musical reading in years- SONATA 1962 by this year's Chuck Rowland Award recipient Patricia Loughrey, music by Thomas Hodges, directed by Brittney S. Wheeler and performing one night only onTuesday, August 15 at 7:30pm at Celebration Theatre @ The Lex in Hollywood. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces New Events for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces over 20 newly booked events to accompany the already-announced 2017-18 season. Highlights include internationally-acclaimed stars of rock, comedy, dance, and even politics as well as Tony Award-nominated Broadway titles. Tickets for these shows are on sale now to Kimmel Center members and will be available to the general public on September 9. Membership starts at $75 and guarantees access to the best seats.  The below shows are in addition to the previously announced lineup including over 40 shows. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look - Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman & More Lend Voices to New Nickelodeon Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2017

In the new animated series, Sunny, voiced by Broadway's Lilla Crawford (ANNIE), is a confident and creative natural leader who runs her own hair salon in the town of Friendly Falls. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Renews Partnership With TodayTix To Continue Free First Preview Ticket Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced it will continue the popular Free First Preview initiative, through which free tickets are given away to the first preview performance of all Ford's Theatre productions, in partnership with TodayTix. The TodayTix mobile lottery will launch one week before the first preview of each mainstage production in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Marcus Paul James to Bring PAPER HEARTS Tour to W Hotel This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

On Monday, August 21st, at 8pm Broadway's Marcus Paul James (RENT, In The Heights, The Wiz Live) will light up the Living Room Bar at the spectacular W New York - Times Square on his Paper Hearts Tour. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Renee Elise Goldsberry Adam Jacobs & More to Lend Voices for Nickelodeon's SUNNY DAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

BWW has confirmed that Tony Award winners Sutton Foster (ANYTHING GOES, VIOLET, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) and Renee Elise Goldsberry (HAMILTON) will lend their voice talents to Nickelodeon's new animated pre-school series SUNNY DAY. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Houston Symphony will kick off the 2017-18 BBVA Compass POPS Series with Ella at 100, a celebration of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald during her 100th birthday year. Led by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke in the first concert of his inaugural season, the program will feature Fitzgerald favorites including 'Dream a Little Dream of Me,' 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' and 'Summertime.' (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close August 20. It has been extended through December 16, 2017 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Featured on Michael Mott's ABANDONED HEART Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Michael Mott's ABANDONED HEART will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 15, 2017. (more...)

Michael Mott's 'Abandoned Heart' Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Broadway Records announced today that Michael Mott's Abandoned Heart will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 15, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and at www.MichaelMott.net and www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

Atlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 1, 2017

Atlantic for Kids' 2017-2018 Season will open Saturday, September 16 with the family musical Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine featuring music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons, lyrics and concept by Douglas Lyons, book by Melvin Tunstall III and direction by Tamilla Woodard. (more...)

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