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Little Lyric Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

The Lyric Hammersmith is pleased to present the 2019 Spring season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 0-11 years. This season includes new shows from some of the Lyric's favourite family theatre companies, as well as from fabulous companies working with the Lyric for the very first time, who will all be sure to delight and amaze young audiences with magical adventures and stories. (more...)

Kid Rock, Nickelback and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Headline Roxodus Music Fest
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Thousands of rock music fans are anticipated to gather this summer in Edenvale, Ontario (90 minutes north of Toronto), for the first annual Roxodus Music Fest – an epic three-day concert series running July 11-13, 2019. Committed to providing a unique, next-level festival experience and delivering a stellar roster of acclaimed artists – the festival is promising to be a must-attend event for the summer. Celebrating the best of music, food and the arts, crowds of the inaugural fest will rock out together to multi-platinum, award-winning legends including, Kid Rock, Nickelback, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, and Cheap Trick, with even more notables and emerging artists to be announced in the new year. (more...)

RunHideFight Releases Crunchy Callout 'He's a Jerk' via PureGrainAudio, NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Rounding out the year on a high note, Philadelphia's RunHideFight is releasing their debut 7” record and playing a couple of release shows to boot. Today, PureGrainAudiopremieres the A-Side “He's A Jerk,” a classic crunchy garage-rock track leaving no room for interpretation - kicking things off with a Joan Jett-meets-wildcat-in-a-dark-alley shriek cultivated through equal parts “joyful love of punk rock” and “frustration at the chaotic state of the world.” (more...)

BWW Review: SWAN LAKE, Bristol Hippodrome
by Leah Tozer - Nov 30, 2018

From folk tales to fairy tales to festive (nut)crackers, Tchaikovsky's trio of 19th-century compositions, originally choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov for the Imperial Russian company, are the crowning glory of the classical canon. (more...)

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at The Santa Fe Playhouse
by Zoe Burke - Nov 30, 2018

Oscar Wilde's 1895 satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, is arguably his most popular, and almost definitely his most widely performed, work. Director Barbara Hatch's director's note references the daunting nature of taking on the challenge of producing such a beloved and well known work; it is my opinion that, with few minor issues, Ms. Hatch and her cast more than did the piece justice. (more...)

BWW Review: Dreaming of a White Christmas in Atlanta? Look No Further than Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Fox Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - Nov 30, 2018

Just in time for Christmas, the touring production is playing The Fox Theatre and bringing nostalgia and cheer to Atlanta audiences. (more...)

Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Lands in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Come From Away on tour has landed in Los Angeles! The touring production of Come From Away stars Kevin Carolan (Disney's Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnye, Adam Halpin, Aaron Michael Ray. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS Announces Second Group of All-Star Acts
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

NBC has announced the second group of superstar acts who will compete on the all-new winter edition of TV's #1 alternative series, "America's Got Talent: The Champions," premiering Monday, Jan. 7 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.   (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, December 19, 2018
by TV Scoop - Nov 29, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast ofPENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, December 19, 2018! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, December 21, 2018
by TV Scoop - Nov 29, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Friday, December 21, 2018! (more...)

TRICK OR TREAT, Starring Gordon Clapp, Makes NYC Premiere At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of Trick OR TREAT, written by Jack Neary and directed by Carol Dunne. Produced by Northern Stage, Trick OR TREAT begins performances on Saturday, January 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 24. Press Opening is Sunday, January 20 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Shin Lim To Be Inducted Into Ride Of Fame In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

The Ride of Fame, a continuing worldwide series of mobile monuments dedicated to public figures highlighting New York City, as well as their respective cities, business and personal endeavors now in its eighth year, will honor America's Got Talent 2018 Winner and current Broadway star of The Illusionists, Shin Lim with his very own seat on a double-decker bus as an imminent dedicatee into the Ride of Fame where Shin may just perform his greatest card Trick yet. (more...)

HighTide Announces Steven Atkinson's Final Season As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Steven Atkinson, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of HighTide, has today announced his final season for the company, which includes a full season of new writing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, and the return of HighTide Festivals in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith McLeish Talks Panto SLEEPIN' CUTIE at Macrobert Arts Centre
by Fraser MacDonald - Nov 27, 2018

Keith McLeish takes on larger-than-life panto dame Fairy B in Sleepin' Cutie at Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, playing until 31 December. (more...)

BIG BANG THEORY's Simon Helberg to Star in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

The Pasadena Playhouse announces that Simon Helberg will play George Bailey in its holiday production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted from the film by Joe Landry, and directed by Cameron Watson, for 15 performances only December 12 to 23 (Press Opening: December 13, 8 p.m.).  Additional casting is still to be announced. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; TBTS's MAMMA MIA Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

THE RAILWAY TO TIBET Comes to National Centre For The Performing Arts
by Karen Stahl - Nov 24, 2018

The National Centre for the Performing Arts Dance Drama Commission presents THE RAILWAY TO TIBET, running from Dec. 14 to Dec. 22.  (more...)

BWW Interview: 'A Vital Role in the Theatre Community' - Why Stage Door Keepers are a Keeper
by Rona Kelly - Nov 24, 2018

Chatting to the teams at the Prince Edward Theatre (Aladdin) and the Theatre Royal Haymarket (Heathers the Musical), both explained how being 'a people person' is so key to the role. In addition to being the eyes and ears of the theatre, in a way they're the heart of it too, a sentiment echoed by others in the buildings... (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Clips From Asolo Rep's THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2018

Asolo Rep kicks off its 60th season with a highly imaginative production of Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning exuberant masterpiece THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun(Newsies), this tap dancing-infused production stars legendary Broadway song and dance man Noah Racey as Harold Hill. Calhoun and Racey previously collaborated on the smash hit world premiere of Noah Racey's Pulse at Asolo Rep in 2013. The perfect family holiday outing, THE MUSIC MAN begins previews on November 13, opens November 17 and runs through December 29 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: A HERO OF OUR TIME, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Nov 22, 2018

This action packed adaptation brings Lermontov's 1840 novel into the 21st century with wit and no little elan. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces 2019 Season! Door County's Theatrical Treasure Celebrates 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce its 84th season performing June 18 through October 20, 2019. Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premieres, classic dramas, comedies and musicals. (more...)

National Institute Of Circus Arts Presents Third Year Graduation Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

We are looking for someone… someone important maybe, or maybe not? We don't know who it will be, we may not even know what we are searching for… (more...)

BWW Review: THE DOLLS: DRAGGED UP, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Nov 20, 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to pack away the night time TENA Lady's, THEY'RE BACK! The tan has barely faded from Agnes and Sadie's thick skin and they're in trouble again, lip synching for their mother-tucking lives! (more...)

THE DARK PARTY Returns to Australia at Ballaarat Mechanics Institute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

After wowing audiences across the globe The Dark Party are set to do their first show on Australian soil in three years at an exclusive show at Ballaarat Mechanics Institute on Dec 15th. Don't miss this rare chance to see it for the first time or bring some friends and relive the magic.." (more...)

Hall & Oates Band Member Eliot Lewis Releases Debut Album
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Eliot Lewis is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as being a key member of the the Daryl Hall & John Oates band. Eliot is also one of the original featured musicians on MTV's “Live From Daryl's House.” His contributions stand out on some of the best moments from the show including performances with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many others. Earlier in his career Eliot spent several years as a key member of the The Average White Band. Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band.  (more...)

Mint Theater Announces Upcoming Lineup; MEET MISS BAKER and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Mint announced "Meet Miss Baker," Mint's latest effort in its ongoing commitment to create new life for neglected women playwrights. From Pulitzer-Prize winning plays by Zona Gale and Susan Glaspell, to forgotten works by Rachel Crothers, Cicely Hamilton, Githa Sowerby, Hazel Ellis, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Lillian Hellman, Rose Franken and Dawn Powell, Mint has long been a champion of neglected plays by women. Up next is English playwright Elizabeth Baker, who will receive three productions, each getting their American premiere, over the next two years. (more...)

BWW Interview: MEFISTOFELE is a Devil of a Hat-Trick for the Met's Rising Star Christian Van Horn
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 19, 2018

I caught up with rising star bass-baritone Christian Van Horn the other day, to find out what the devil was going on with his starring role in the Met's first performance of Arrigo Boito's MEFISTOFELE in almost 20 years. Were you nervous as hell (pun intended) on the first night, I asked Van Horn, winner of this year's prestigious Richard Tucker Award, in your role as the Devil? (more...)

BWW Review: BITE SIZE: AN EVENING OF MINIATURE THEATRE at The Trick 'R Treaters
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to introduce you to a new performing group out of York, PA. The Trick 'R Treaters specialize in shows that fall into the genres of fantasy, sci fi, horror, and gothic. Their inaugural performance was Friday, November 16th at the Wyndham Garden, York. I had a chance to talk with Jessica Crowe, who is the founder, one of the directors for the evening, and the owner of Alba Rosa Cat Parlour, which sponsors the Trick 'R Treaters. Continue reading to learn more about this brand-new group promoting the arts in York County and to get a sneak peek into their world. (more...)

Infotainment and the Sounds of Network News
by Julie Musbach - Dec 8, 2018

Network is one of the most critically lauded films in cinema history. Now it's heading to the Broadway. Network is a scathing commentary on the world of news, the desperate clawing for ratings, and the rise of 'infotainment'. Find out what role music plays in bringing you your nightly news. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ron Bohmer of BOOK OF MORMON at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Christine Swerczek - Dec 8, 2018

Ron Bohmer, who plays Elder Price's father in the national tour of BOOK OF MORMON, talks about this controversial musical which he calls a 'Love Letter to Musical Theatre.' As Bohmer said, 'It really is, in my lifetime, the biggest love letter to this art form. And I love this art form! To be part of something that gives audiences that feeling every night is a deep honor.' (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents Young, Hot & Dickensian - Contemporary Remixes Of Charles Dickens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, a nonprofit theatre company now in its 15th season, announces a unique-and unpredictable--evening of readings of new commissioned short plays about Charles Dickens on Saturday, December 15 at Downtown Arts, 70 E 4th Street, NYC. The world-premiere plays will be read impromptu by a group of assembled actors whose roles will be determined, regardless of age or gender, by drawing names out of a hat. Actors will be given their script and 5 minutes of prep time. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Announces Casting For ALL CHILDISH THINGS And THE FIRESTORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) has announced the casting for the remainder of its 2018-2019 indoor season.  (more...)

ODETTE! To Make Adelaide Debut In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

On a quest for the passionate romance that can only come from an immaculately coiffed superstar of daytime TV, Odette! dreams of shacking up with heart-throb Ridge Forrester from The Bold and The Beautiful. (more...)

Author, Maceo Smedley, Promises to Make Children Smarter with His First Children's Book, 'Why Are You So Smart'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

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BWW Review: JOLLY, JAZZY AND JOVIAL, ELF USHERS IN THE JOY OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON at The Rose Theatre
by Natalie McGovern - Dec 5, 2018

You will want to join in the fun with every catchy number full of sparkly, jolly, twinkly charm and pizzazz. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces Cast Of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the director and full cast for the Philadelphia premiere of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's sweeping musical version of the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County. The production is the second of the inaugural season under Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. For Bridges, Price has tapped Mark Martino to direct a cast rich with local theatre stars and Barrymore Award-winners, alongside actors with notable national and Broadway credits. The cast is led by Philadelphia actress Sarah Gliko and PA Native and Broadway actor Gregg Goodbrod.  Recent Barrymore Award winner Amanda Morton (Passing Strange, Wilma Theater) will serve as the Music Director. The Bridges of Madison County runs February 8-March 3, 2019 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale now and available at the box office, online at philatheatreco.org or by phone at 215-985-0420. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephanie J. Block Dazzles With Power In Gutsy, Glitzy and Glam THE CHER SHOW
by Michael Dale - Dec 3, 2018

From the moment the houselights dim and the music cranks up on The Cher Show, Broadway's newest bio-musical, the message is clear. Surrender to the fabulousness ahead and brace yourself for a show just as gutsy, glitzy and glam as the icon it ravishingly celebrates. (more...)

Todd Rundgren Comes to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Current Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren will be embarking on the world's first hybrid concert/book tour this spring, highlighting both his hits as well as "deep tracks" spanning his 50-year career. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Rhode Island Awards; MAMMA MIA! Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Modern Circus Lives FOREVER Through Lone Star Circus NYE Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

In a fun and daring tribute to the birth of the modern circus, Dallas' own Lone Star Circus® brings its unique brand of spectacle back for the holidays in the all-new show, FOREVER! Jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and four-legged performers from around the world come together to create a parade of not-to-be-forgotten moments for the entire family. Dallas Children's Theater is pleased to present this Dallas treasure and tradition on its stage again during the festive season! The entire community is invited to be a part of the circus for this limited run at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, from December 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA: A FAIRYTALE, The Jack Studio Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 15, 2018

Sometimes the smallest of spaces can tell the biggest of stories and that's the case with this perfectly judged adaptation of the much-loved fairytale. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Netflix Adaptation of THE HELICOPTER HEIST
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

On September 23, 2009, the world was captivated as four men in a helicopter broke through the roof of a highly secure cash depot in Sweden and flew off with millions in stolen cash. Based on his extensive interviews with the robbers – who up until now have refused to speak publicly – Jonas Bonnier's THE HELICOPTER HEIST (May 28, 2019; Other Press Paperback Original; ISBN: 978-159051-950-9; translated by Alice Menzies) is a delightful, ripped-from-reality novelization of one of the biggest heists in Swedish history. (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage - Get On Board For A 'De-Lovely' Voyage of Music and Dance
by Charles Shubow - Dec 14, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith's gift to Baltimore/Washington theater patrons this season is just plain delightful. (more...)

Ministry's Al Jourgensen Fires Loaded Version Of '20th Century Boy' With Beauty in Chaos
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

While Ministry is mid-way through their current North American tour, frontman Al Jourgensen, together with LA-based Beauty in Chaos, have unveiled their new video for '20th Century Boy'. This is one of 14 brilliant tracks found on the debut album 'Finding Beauty in Chaos'. (more...)

Announcing the Official Book Release of 'A Woman's Fear'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

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Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

iDreamMachine & Paladin Announce Nationwide Theatrical Release of BILLBOARD
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Filmmaker Zeke Zelker (“InSearchOf,” “Loggerheads”), under his iDreamMachine production banner has joined forces with Mark Urman's Paladin to bring his latest film, “Billboard,” to cinemas nationwide in over 25 markets beginning on April 5th, 2019. Zelker wrote, directed and produced “Billboard,” which stars: John Robinson (“Elephant,” “Lords of Dogtown,”), Heather Matarazzo (“Welcome to the Dollhouse,” “The Princess Diaries”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” “Grey's Anatomy”), Leo FitzpaTrick (“Kids,” “Bully”), Darlene Cates (“What's Eating Gilbert Grapes,” “Picket Fences”), and Oakes Fegley (“Pete's Dragon,” “This is Where I Leave You”).  The film will expand to additional multiple major markets nationwide. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Rhode Island Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Puddles Pity Party Comes to the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Puddles Pity Party performs live at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Mary's St.) in San Antonio, TX on March 19, 2019 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 14 at 10AM. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Tuesday, December 25, 2018
by TV Scoop - Dec 10, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, December 25, 2018! (more...)

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