Tricks Broadway


Alvin Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2019 is set for November 1 a?" 3 and 8 a?" 9, 2019 and features seven readings of new plays in development. At the two-weekend festival, patrons will experience ground-breaking new works while participating in the creative process. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($10) may be purchased online at, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Passes ($56) and PlayFest VIP Passes ($100) are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Budding actors, comedians and make-up artists can refine their skills through a series of professional masterclasses coming up at Brighton Dome.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 27, 2019
Rebekah Murrell made her professional acting debut in Natasha Gordon's award-winning Nine Night, which opened at the National Theatre before transferring to Trafalgar Studios. Earlier this year, she followed that up with her directing debut: J'Ouvert at Theatre503. She can now be seen performing in Glass at the Royal Court, one of four new plays written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald. BroadwayWorld spoke with Rebekah about the rehearsal process, Churchill's work, and what changes she would like to see in the theatre industry.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 27, 2019
Will Rogers wore many hats. He was a radio personality, newspaper columnist, movie star, public speaker, and presidential candidate. All of these roles and more are brought to life in his bio-musical, The Will Rogers Follies playing now at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Box of Tricks have released production images for the premiere of Daniel Kanaber's new play Under Three Moons which premieres tonight at The Lowry Salford until Saturday 28 September and then tours till Saturday 2 November.
by Faeron Wheeler - Sep 26, 2019
Charles Tertiens is heading back to the stage in Cape Town with his new show: PREMIUM LIVE SHOWCASE OF COMEDY MAGIC. It's set to be a laugh a minute at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, but he does promise that no watches will be harmed.
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Breaking Glass Pictures is thrilled to announce the US release of director and producer Peter Jay Brown's (Entertainment Tonight, Real People, Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist) latest no-holds-barred environmental feature documentary, Eco-Terrorist: The Battle for Our Planet on October 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
BroadwayHD kicks off the month of October with a binge-worthy lineup of performances! Leading the charge is the eerie classic Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony Award winners Angela Lansbury and George Hearn as Mrs. Lovett and the vengeful Sweeney Todd. On October 17th, Jekyll and Hyde, starring David Hasselhoff in his Broadway debut, will make its way to the platform. As part of BroadwayHD's partnership with Stratford Festival, subscribers will have access to the critically-acclaimed Stratford Stage's 2017 production of Macbeth on October 24th, starring Ian Lake and Krystin Pellerin. Finally, on October 31st, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth McGovern star in a dramatic tale of love and loss in The Changeling.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Playwrights Horizons continues its 2019/20 season with Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton). He now returns to Playwrights with his most arrestingly intimate work to date. In the burgeoning friendship between two womena?"one who's recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the deada?"Hnath crafts an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, and one mind's power to influence others.
by Craig Richardson - Sep 25, 2019
What do Noah Webster and Aaron Peckham have in common? Some of you had to really think hard, but for the rest of us little known muggles we would instantly recognize the pair as linguists who are well versed on opposite spectrums of the English dictionary. Webster's Dictionary, written by Noah Webster in 1806, is filled with wonderful, diverse words and definitions of American vocabulary but Peckham in 1999 came up with what was eventually to be known as the urban dictionary, an online resource for American slang words which have infiltrated our own pop culture. In addition, another 90's vocabularic author known under the pseudonym J.K. Rowling is best known for her series based on that cute, loveable and lucky guy, Harry Potter. For Mosley Street Melodrama's current olio, Wichita writers Ryan Schafer and Molly Tully wrote a show most likely using these resources to come up with a fresh, new Halloween show for the theatrical company called Harry Squatter and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.
by Monica Moore - Sep 25, 2019
Nestled amongst a full gala audience, surrounded by pint-sized workmen and even a yellow digger crafted from boxes we eagerly awaited the opening of the show. How would they create diggers on the stage? Whales? Pools for hippopotami to bathe in? So many questions whirling in our heads after reading the beloved children's books written by New Zealanders Betty and Alan Gilderdale.
by Jo Fisher - Sep 25, 2019
There are possibly no four words more chilling to the avid theatre-goer than The Woman in Black. Having taken the West End by storm, Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story is now haunting theatres around the UK on its tour, after celebrating its thirtieth birthday this year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Darts Wives, the creation of comedy duo (and sisters) Lauretta and Sharon Gavin (Gavin & Gavin) gets a work-in-progress performance following a period of development supported by PW Productions.
by Review Roundups - Sep 24, 2019
See reviews for the Broadway production of The Height of the Storm, starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Cirque du Soleil is excited to add two weeks of performances of VOLTA's upcoming Los Angeles engagement. The show will be presented under its signature Big Top at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 January 18 to March 8, 2020. Immediately following, VOLTA travels to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa March 18--April 19, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
House of Vans announces its latest destination arriving in Philadelphia, PA October 10-13, 2019. Vans will transform the industrial warehouse at 404 N. 2nd Street, 19123, into a cultural hub to celebrate art, music, action sports and street culture bringing Vans' “Off The Wall” ethos to life. With an array of curated programming free to the community, this unique pop-up experience will be the first in Philly, following other successful House of Vans pop-ups around the world including, Paris, Berlin, Toronto, Hong Kong, Mexico City and Detroit along with permanent House of Vans locations in Chicago and London.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
2019 a?oeAmerica's Got Talenta?? semi-finalists Dom Chambers and Eric Chien will join the cast of The Illusionists a?' Magic Of The Holidays for the show's record fifth holiday season, playing from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd Street).
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2019
From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerized millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. Now, he is taking Broadway by storm as his show Derren Brown: Secret opened to rave reviews this week. Derren recently stopped by the Richard Rodgers Theatre recently to have some fun with Nicholas Christopher (George Washington) and the cast of Hamilton. They couldn't believe their eyes and you won't either: click HERE to watch! After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, Derren Brown: Secret has returned to Broadway with a spellbinding experience that dares us a?" in the most jaw-dropping way a?" to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide our lives. Written by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown, and Andrew O'Connor, and directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman, Derren Brown: Secret began previews on Friday, September 6 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened on Sunday, September 15. Derren Brown: Secret will play a strictly limited engagement through Saturday, January 4, 2020 only.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Justin Audibert directs Anansi the Spider, a lively and playful show for the younger members of the audience about the ultimate mischief-maker, Anansi. This production marks Audibert's first show in his opening season as Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Casting is today announced for Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories which is set to play a strictly limited engagement at The Ambassadors Theatre from Thursday 3rd October 2019 until Saturday 4th January 2020. Simon Lipkin, performing as Professor Goodman, Garry Cooper playing Tony Matthews, Preston Nyman, appearing as Simon Rifkind and Richard Sutton, playing Mike Priddle, all reprise their celebrated Lyric Hammersmith Theatre roles in Ghost Stories most terrifying West End transfer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, based on the children's book by Bernard Waber, with adaptation by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link. While the Primm family is busily moving into their new home on East 88th Street, they are shocked to discover a crocodile in their bathtub! His name is Lyle, he performs tricks, and, oh, he only eats Turkish caviar. The Primm's are quick to welcome Lyle into the family, but not everyone is so thrilled about a crocodile living on the block. Discover the meaning of family in this musical based off the beloved classic by Bernard Waber. This production is recommended for children ages five and up and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The Broad Stage announces POP, free, hour-long gatherings, highlighting local artists, bands, community groups and flavors, following select matinee performances. Part performance, part party, all play. Whether you stay after the show or come for the afternoon, pop over to The Broad Stage for some homespun creative fun on the plaza. The first POP event will be at 4pm on Saturday, October 26, following a performance of Gravity & Other Myths: Backbone.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Nickelodeon is preparing tricks and treats with its hidden camera prank show The Substitute, this time with John Cena going undercover at the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills in Monrovia, CA. The debut episode airs on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Finale of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Monday, September 30, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
As part of its 2019 Fall Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut is pleased to present The Three Little Pigs by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre on Oct. 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. In celebration of Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Storrs from 3-5 p.m., show attendees are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes and participate in a post-performance Halloween parade in the theater.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Celebrated husband-and-wife mystery writers Rosemary and Larry Mild unveil a new short story collection, Copper and Goldie:  13 Tails of Mystery and Suspense in Hawai'i this September. These rollicking stories about an ex-cop-turned-cabbie and his golden retriever partner have been published in a trade paper edition (ISBN 978-0-9905472-5-9, $14.95, 183 pages) and are now available wherever fine books are sold.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Join us on All Souls' Eve, the one night of the year when the dead can walk among the living. Nineteenth century theatre impresario William Niblo intends to give the permanent residents of Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery a show like they've never seen before. You'll meet outlandish figures from history such as Boss Tweed, the notoriously crooked Tammany Hall politician, Rose Howe, a socialite famed for giving her dog a lavish funeral, and Lola Montez, a performer who toured the world with her scandalous spider dance. Green-wood residents Leonard Bernstein and Fred Ebb team up for a duet! But can Niblo carry off his grand spectacle when the truth comes back to haunt him? This romp through history is directed by Andi Lee Carter (he/him/they/them) and features the talents of Shakira Seale (they/them), Elisabeth Zimmerman (she/her), Lisa (she/her/they/them), Darius-Anthony Robinson (he/him) and Gavin Knittle (he/him). Music direction is by Michael G. Meketa (he/him).
by Neil Shurley - Oct 5, 2019
By the end, I shed actual tears of joy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
This October Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards are in the heart of London's West End direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Over the course of three nights at the Duchess Theatre - 14th, 21st and 28th October a?"Best Comedy Show winner, Jordan Brookes will be joined by Best Comedy Show nominees Darren Harriott, The Delightful Sausage, Goodbear, Ivo Graham, Jessica Fostekew, Michael Odewale, Helen Bauer and others to showcase the comedy stars of 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced an additional performance in the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series a?" Champions of Magic.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO) presents Death and the Artist: A Latino folktale about how death brings meaning to life. The show takes place at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts from Friday October 18th through November 3rd 2019 (over Halloween and Día de los Muertos), with a press and VIP preview on October 17th. Attendees are invited to don their best costume for our special Halloween night show on October 31st or come dressed in your best Calaca at any performance for a chance to win a special prize.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Following more than three decades at the helm of Double Dare's slime-soaked shenanigans, Charlie Blum Entertainment / CB Entertainment and Red Tail Productions LLC, in partnership with Nickelodeon are happy - and a bit sad - to announce that the show's legendary host, Marc Summers, will be saying goodbye to Double Dare and its live tour at the end of this year, marking the conclusion of thousands of pies, numerous chocolate-covered chickens and of course, tons of slime!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Steven Dietz's Dracula stars Keith Contreras-McDonald (Dracula) and Sarah Kimberley Becker (Mina). Commissioned for A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), Steven Dietz's Dracula makes its regional premiere at ZACH this October before it premieres at ACT this fall. In Dracula, Dietz gives us a new look at this love story through Mina's perspective, looking at Bram Stoker's work with a female-focused 21st Century lens. Dracula plays The Topfer at ZACH, September 25–November 3, 2019, under the direction of playwright Steven Dietz.
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2019
Chris Colfer stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon' to pitch some ideas for musicals to Jimmy and talk about his most recent supernatural experience and the time a woman asked him to sign her baby. Watch the clip below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Fresh Fruit Festival - now in its 18th year - celebrating the spirit of pride and survival, of history and progress, of a freedom and creativity which allows for respect and equality for all people - presents its annual Awards event. Awards are presented for Outstanding performance and technical work during the past season of the Fresh Fruit Festival. Community Awards are also presented to people and organizations who enrich the LGBT community through education, advocacy, and service.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Food Network and Cooking Channel deck the halls for the holidays with 70% more hours of premiere holiday programming than last year including two new series, eight specials, several returning fan-favorites and seasonal stunts, as well as recipe inspiration on the new Food Network Kitchen app. The seasonal lineup kicks off with the return of Holiday Baking Championship with host Jesse Palmer and tough love judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale premiering on Monday, November 4th at 9pm ET/PT, followed by a special episode of Holiday Baking Championship: Sweet Revenge at 10pm ET/PT where runners up from past seasons get a second chance to prove their holiday baking abilities. Then, at 11pm ET/PT it's the icing on top, with a new season of Christmas Cookie Challenge with host Eddie Jackson and lead judge Ree Drummond. The holiday action continues on Wednesday, November 27th at 10pm ET/PT as Tyler Florence hosts The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle as food trucks hit the snowy roads of New England in the series' first-ever holiday-themed season. Next, Casey Webb heads to the North Pole on the new series Santa's Baking Blizzard, where ice sculptors and cake masters are challenged to defy the laws of ice and cake and bring the holidays alive, premiering on Thursday, November 28th at 9pm ET/PT. When the weather outside is frightful, the competition heats up on the return of Holiday Wars with host Jonathan Bennett on Sunday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT as cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays, followed by a new season of Holiday Gingerbread Showdown with host Paige Davis at 10pm ET/PT as gingerbread artists create edible gingerbread masterpieces. Kids Baking Championship: North Pole Edition premieres on Sunday, December 8th at 8pm ET/PT as Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge four beloved kid bakers from previous seasons to create the most spectacular treats for Santa. Alton Brown is having a 'latke' fun on Good Eats with back-to-back episodes exploring latkes and libations on Sunday, December 15th at 8pm and 8:30pm ET/PT. Molly Yeh continues the Hanukkah celebration on Ultimate Hanukkah Challenge as four chefs are tested to put their creative spin on some of the holiday's classic dishes premiering Saturday, December 21st at 9pm ET/PT.Then, Duff Goldman rings in the New Year with the most spectacular cakes that transform from one decade to another new special Cake-Off: New Year's Eve, premiering Sunday, December 29th at 9pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) announces the cast and creative team for Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since his a?oemesmerizing dramaa?? (The New York Times) The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton). He now returns to Playwrights with his most arrestingly intimate work to date. In the burgeoning friendship between two womena?"one who's recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the deada?"Hnath crafts an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, and one mind's power to influence others. The Thin Place makes its New York premiere at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St), running November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2019
For audience members who saw Once On This Island during its recent Tony Award-winning revival on Broadway, actress Tamyra Gray has some pointers in regard to the show's national tour, which launches tonight at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center: a?oeThere's a new set-up,a?? she explains. a?oeSince we are no longer in the round, our set has been restructured and it's really, really cool: It's like you've walked into this village and you're watching events unfold.a??
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2019
Today's top stories: The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Get ready for a magical show filled with fun for the whole family! Children and adults alike will be mystified, dazzled and bamboozled by tricks, illusions and more as a?oeNothin' Up My Sleevea?? celebrates 17 years of family magic fun at Raue Center For The Arts at 7 p.m. on November 2, 2019. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019
Mentalist Derren Brown, who currently stars on Broadway in Derren Brown: Secret, stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday to demonstrate some mind-blowing tricks with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
This November, Plethos Productions is producing the Broadway musical that won a Pulitzer Prize for drama, along with 3 Tony Awards a?" Next to Normal.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
One of the best-loved comedians in the world, Jimmy Carr will perform his new show 'Terribly Funny' at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, located in the heart of North West London's new cultural neighbourhood, on Saturday 11 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Merle Haggard's memory lives on, thanks to his sons, Ben and Noel, whose national tour brings them to Arizona this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Kennedy Center brings the fun outdoors this Halloween with Hall-O-Screen Party: A Nightmare Before Christmas, a free night filled with tricks and treats for the D.C. community. Patrons are welcome to come in costume to celebrate the haunted holiday at the REACH.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
To open its 24th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) will begin with the literary-inspired production SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE, by Charles Marowitz. A threat hangs over the world's most famous detective as he faces an opponent he never expected. This thrilling adventure mixes suspense, humor, and breath-stopping surprises. Directed by Janice L. Blixt, SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE previews October 2-4, opens October 5 and runs through November 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
To open its 24th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) will begin with the literary-inspired production SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE, by Charles Marowitz. A threat hangs over the world's most famous detective as he faces an opponent he never expected. This thrilling adventure mixes suspense, humor, and breath-stopping surprises. Directed by Janice L. Blixt, SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE previews October 2-4, opens October 5 and runs through November 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Dead Letter Perfect today announces the world première of Stray Dogs. Robin Herford directs Olivia Olsen (Anna Akhmatova), Ben Porter (Isaiah Berlin) and Ian Redford (Joseph Stalin). The production opens at Park Theatre on Friday 15 November, with previews from 13 November, and runs until 7 December.