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The New, Improved Musical, 'Be A Lion' Returns For Its Fourth Season!
by Vickie Evans - May 24, 2017

The Musical, 'Be A Lion', written by award-winning playwright, Rory D. Sheriff, a spin-off similar to 'The Wiz', returns to Duke Energy Theater, Better Than Ever! What happens after The Wizard and Dorothy leaves Oz? The Emerald City is in a state of lawlessness and in dire need of a new leader. The Lion steps up to the plate and develops a campaign to become the next leader of Oz. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 11, 2017 #TheatreThursday
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, May 11, 2017 (aka #TheatreThursday, y'all!) and we're just dying to ask the musical question: What shows will you be seeing this weekend? We hope you'll live life dramatically and make it to at least one production - but multiples are even better! (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents 23rd Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 23rd Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by talkbacks in which each audience member becomes an important part of the collaborative process. These new works explore questions of solidarity and community, spirituality and culture, environment and economic success, and the often contentious relationships that emerge.  (more...)

HELLO GOD is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Vickie Fisher's new book, Hello God Can You Hear Me? ($23.99, hardcover, 9781498497459; $11.99, paperback, 9781498497442; $5.99; eBook, 9781498497466) like the others in the series, is written to bring hope and encouragement into the reader's life. Fisher's goal is to awaken the reader to the awareness that yes, God is there, and all they have to do is look at the beauty of nature to see and hear Him. Nature has a way of mirroring our life. When life seems unbearable there is something in nature that will lift your spirits. As you turn the pages of this book, the reader will feel the closeness of God. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD (The Musical)
by Vickie Evans - Mar 8, 2017

The Bodyguard (The Musical) opens in Charlotte, NC with a BLAST! The set, costumes, music and of course, the sensational Deborah Cox leaves a lasting imprint on opening night, at the Belk Theater. Show runs from March 7-12 (more...)

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE at Theatre Three
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 8, 2017

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE at Theatre Three (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatrical Convention Clashes with a Young Bohemian in Theatre Three's PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

T.J. Hemphill's Powerful Stage Play PERILOUS TIMES Comes to Brooklyn King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Jammins Events proudly presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre.  Grammy award-winning Gospel recording artist, Fred Hammond alongside multi-award winning Gospel legend, Vickie Winans join forces with recording artist Tim Bowman Jr., Actors Clifton Powell, Christian Keys and VH1 Love & Hip NY cast member and The Wire actress Snoop, just to name a few to headline the Easter weekend festivities. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY's Bailey, Sanford, Ragland and Ray-Jones
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

We managed to corner Vickie and three of her actors - Drew Sanford, Tabby Ragland and Mandy Ray-Jones - and convince them to answer our famous Friday 5 (+1) questions, giving us some insight into why they do what they do (and how they do it), as well as to offer up some suggestions about why you should make certain you don't miss their show… (more...)

The RRazz Room New Hope Returns to Original Address
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

In 2017, the talent performing at Bucks County's RRazz Room New Hope at The Clarion Hotel & Suites is a diverse mix of world class artists and area favorites. The RRazz Room proudly opens it season with the up and coming, rising star of Television's Glee, ALEX NEWELL. (more...)

PERILOUS TIMES to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jammins Events presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre. (more...)

Jones/Hope/Wooten's SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY Opens Friday 3/24 at Arts Center of Cannon County
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

The hilarity of the Futrelle clan and their own special brand of Southern Hospitality opens Friday night, March 24, running through April 8 at The Arts Center of Cannon County. (more...)

Theatre Three Presents Regional Premiere of PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

RE/MAX Northern Illinois Names Brokers and Teams That Led Region in...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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Gospel Icon Marvin Sapp Launches New Single, Video for 'Close'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Acclaimed Gospel icon Marvin Sapp provides a reason to celebrate, as the multiple GRAMMY® nominated, 22-time Stellar Award-winning superstar releases much-anticipated new music, with the new single “Close”. (more...)

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Opens Next Weekend at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

A country-rock and blues musical about agoraphobia, '80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan, and disco. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Be A Lion' Bedazzled The Stage!
by Vickie Evans - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Play, 'Be A Lion' Bedazzled The Duke Energy Theater's stage with its colorful costumes and riveting music. (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager DEBORAH RHODUS ARVIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

What's a stage manager? What do they do? What's their job? Seriously. Perhaps no job in the theater is as hard to define as that of a production stage manager and it's that blend of mystery, fear and total dependence that makes actors, directors, crew members, producers - you name it! - hold a really great stage manager in total awe and to revile someone who is (how do you say it, without offending anyone?) less than stellar in their position? (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for SISTAS ON FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The personal becomes the political when four passionately-opinionated African American women speak their minds on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Black Lives Matter, missing women and girls, racial stratification on Long Island, sexual exploitation, black-on-black crime, and male/female relationships in a soul-stirring mix of song, dance, spoken word poetry, and prose. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

RCA Inspiration & Provident Music Group Relaunch Iconic Label, Verity Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

RCA Inspiration and Provident Music Group celebrate the relaunch of Verity Records, reviving the iconic label that has been a modern standard-bearer in Gospel for almost two decades! (more...)

BWW Review: Christian Murder Mystery, 'Bad Manners At The Dinner Table'
by Vickie Evans - Jul 31, 2017

'Bad Manners At The Dinner Table' is a Christian Murder Mystery, written by Aalani Necole that is based on the principle of the Seven Deadly Sins. Performed in Charlotte, NC at the Little Rock Cultural Center. (more...)

BWW Review: QC Summerfest Kick-Off With A Bang
by Vickie Evans - Jul 30, 2017

QC Summerfest 2017, headlined by Flutist Althea Rene and Saxophonist Boney James, kicked-off with a bang at the Belk Theater, in Charlotte, NC. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Nashville Theater Auditions (7/20/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

AteNine and Ballet Hispanico Come to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents AteNine in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 26-30. AteNine, formerly Ate9dANCEcOMPANY, is led by Artistic Director and choreographer Danielle Agami, named “choreography's It girl” by the LA Times. A former dancer and rehearsal director of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, Agami draws from her background in Gaga movement practice to create bold, innovative work. The program will include two works: Exhibit b and excerpts from Vickie. AteNine dancers move with an intense clarity praised as “odd, fleeting, and gorgeous, it left you wanting much, much more” (Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight). (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!
by Maggie Yates - Jan 27, 2017

Last year, Santa Barbara theatrical artists presented projects ranging from kitschy, hilarious renderings of cult-classics to sweeping epics that inspired the community to #SeeMoreTheatre. Your click-votes have been processed! Santa Barbara audiences loved Heathers: The Musical, Out of the Box's irreverent teen-angst murder musical, and Death of Kings, Irwin Appel's comprehensive showcase of Shakespeare's history canon that utilized all the performance and production talent UCSB has to offer. (more...)

BWW Review: Boys to Baghdad - Rory Sheriff
by Vickie Evans - Jan 18, 2017

Award-Winning Stage Play Boys To Baghdad, written by Rory D. Sheriff Gives A Glimpse Into Military Life From Basic Training To Desert Storm. (more...)

Theatre Three Presents Regional Premiere of PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

Conjo Players Theatre Releases Exciting News About ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Conjo Players Theatre has released exciting news about ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Winners Announced - Abby Mueller, Cody Jamison Strand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Charlotte winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Awards Winners Announced - UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Santa Barbara winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her---don't go there!--repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) (more...)

Marin Theatre Company to Host GALA 50! to Benefit New Play and Educational Programs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Marin Theatre Company has announced its 50th Anniversary Season benefit Gala 50! On With the Show! on Saturday, March 18, 2017. (more...)

BrightEdge Announces That Brands Generated Over $65B In Organic Revenue Via Its Platform in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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Photo Flash: Theatre Three presents PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Improvised Jane Austen to Make Merry for Michaelmas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Chicago Reader-recommended and a PerformInk Critic's Pick, Improvised Jane Austen performs on four Sundays this fall at the Blackout Cabaret in Piper's Alley. Starting off the holiday theater season early, the long-running all-female comedy team makes merry for Michaelmas, conjuring a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century novelist. Headstrong heroines, cads and suitors, meddling mothers and merry misadventures culminate in a properly absurd British conclusion. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre's 'Party of the Year' to Return in PANDEMONIUM 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, presents Pandemonium 2017 - CPT's annual benefit and theatrical spectacular - on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 7:00pm through midnight. The Pandemonium 2017 theme is "Unleash." (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present Evening of THREE NEW PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with a production of Three New Plays, plays from our playwrights' lab, all deeply intimate, revelatory stories of American women. (more...)

Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson Will Announce 2017 Tony Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The honor of unsealing the list of 2017 nominees will go to two a pair of nominees from 2016: Christopher Jackson, who created the role of George Washington in Hamilton; and past Tony-winner Jane Krakowski. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! And welcome to April 27 - aka #TheatreThursday - during which we ask the musical question: With 13 shows in the 2016-17 Broadway Season, which shows will be forgotten come Tony Award-nomination day (which is next week, if memory serves) and sink under the weight of all the swell competition? Think about it, people! What are your favorites for Tony glory this year? We'll be sure to send you an invitation to our Tony Party! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We hope you are feeling hale and hearty this morning as we pose the musical question: Do you have tickets to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (running at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday)? If not, make every effort to get downtown to see the show. It's truly remarkable and you will be moved more than you could possibly imagine. So there! Get to it! (more...)

MasterVoices' 2017 Spring Benefit Raises More Than $275,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) raised more than $275,000 atits annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club on Thursday, March 30.  (more...)

MasterVoices' 2017 Spring Benefit Raised More Than $275,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) raised more than $275,000 at its annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club on Thursday, March 30. To view photos of the event, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44778923@N06/sets/72157679237533394/ (more...)

ESPN2 to Air WNBA Draft 2017 Presented by State Farm Live, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Several of the top women's college basketball prospects will gather at Samsung 837 in New York, for the 2017 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm today, April 13. (more...)

ESPN2 to Air WNBA Draft 2017 Presented by State Farm Live, Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Several of the top women's college basketball prospects will gather at Samsung 837 in New York, for the 2017 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on today, April 13. (more...)

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