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Northeast's Premier Halloween Event 'Scared in New Jersey' Debuts This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

This October, the legend of the Jersey Devil comes to life with the debut of SCARED IN JERSEY, the Northeast's premier Halloween event, taking place every Thursday through Sunday throughout the month, plus Halloween night, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ (dates listed below). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lara Foot's TSHEPANG - THE THIRD TESTAMENT at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Writer-director Lara Foot's TSHEPANG: THE THIRD TESTAMENT, a play that rocked South African and shocked the world, forms part of the South African showcase at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland. The impressive total of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions is presented by the Baxter Theatre Centre. (more...)

MAD WOMEN IN MY ATTIC! Makes U.S. Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mad Women in my Attic! The haunting, comedic cabaret show, Mad Women in my Attic! comes to the United Solo Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 4:0 pm. The production played to critical acclaim at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: International Premiere of THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The international premiere of Lara Foot's THE INCONVENIENCE OF Wings, which has played three successful seasons in its country of origin, South Africa, takes place as part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Fantasia Comes to 59E59 Theaters as SMALL WORLD Imagines a Meeting Between Walt Disney and Stravinsky
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York City premiere of SMALL WORLD, written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato. Produced by Penguin Rep, SMALL WORLD begins performances on Wednesday, September 13 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 7.  Press opening is Sunday, September 17 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

BWW Review: DRACULA at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Aug 8, 2017

STRONG ACTING IN DRACULA DESPITE TEDIOUS SCRIPT The story of Bram Stoker's DRACULA has been told long enough since the novel's release in 1897 that most everyone is familiar with the famous Prince of Darkness. Numerous films have been made, as early as the silent version NOSFERATU, and a stage version with Frank Langella was lauded nearly 30 years ago on Broadway. The Shaw Festival is presenting a stage version by Poet Laureate of Glasgow, Liz Lochhead. First given in 1985 in Scotland, this overly long stage adaptation is too bogged down in literary detail, and judicious trimming of the Victorian epic seemed necessary to make it palatable for modern day audiences. (more...)

HK Phil's Music for Kids Concert Presents 'The Magic Toyshop'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dancing dolls in a magic toy store! The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's (HK Phil) Assistant Conductor Vivian Ip conjures up fantasy and fun with her baton, while The Puppet and Its Double Theater from Taiwan tells the story of the Bold Umbrellaphant. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming Season
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2017

Even though we are in the slow summer season for theatre news, show and casting announcements have been slowly trickling in so that the 2017-2018 Broadway season is beginning to come into sharper focus. The slate is filled with high-profile offerings like FROZEN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, exciting revivals including M. BUTTERFLY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and MY FAIR LADY, intriguing new works like THE BAND'S VISIT and JUNK, and curious newcomers, i.e. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. (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...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Previews: WILD PARTY at Area Stage Company
by Trevor Durham - Aug 4, 2017

The scatting, the clown noses, and the gruesome content all bounce through the asymmetrical loft as Rodaz plays with his Wild Party just one final time before he unleashes the orgy upon the world. (more...)

Visionary Works from Internationally Acclaimed Directors Headline TIFF's Platform Program
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled its lineup of 12 films for this year's Platform programme, following on the success of last year's Platform (more...)

Reboot Theatre Company Announces Launch of 'Reboot U'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Reboot Theatre Company celebrates a watershed year after mounting two successful productions, the Seattle premiere of the musical Fly By Night and the nation's first genderqueer production of Private Lives by Noel Coward. Reboot also qualified for non-profit status and secured a $500 grant through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. (more...)

Dancer Geeta Chandran Presents Arangetram of Disciple RHEA MAHAJAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Arangetram is an important occasion in the career of any Bharatanatyam dancer. After several years -- decades even -- of arduous training, when the Guru is confident that the disciple can sustain a solo performance, the Arangetram is announced. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist to Teach Masterclass in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

In The Wings Promotions will bring Tony Award nominee, original DEAR EVAN HANSEN and NEWSIES star, Mike Faist to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on September 18, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Levi Kreis Brings BROADWAY AT THE KEYS to LA
by Don Grigware - Aug 21, 2017

A small town Tennessee Southern Baptist sissy Levi Kreis has taken LA, New York and the world by storm within this millenium. When he performs not only gays flock to see him. He has many, many straight fans as well. Why? Because this phenomenon is one enormous talent who, as my mom used to say, can make a piano TALK. He won a Tony for playing Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet and has developed a fast-paced, heart-pounding style like no other singer of this generation. He is mesmerizing to watch and a dynamite pleasure to listen to.  On Saturday August 19 Kreis (pronounced like Christ without the t by his own admission) performed his solo show at LGBT in Hollywood . He is on tour to promote his latest CD Broadway at the Keys. To say the show was a hit with the audience is an understatement, as most lined up in the lobby following the 80-minute set to purchase the CD and to meet the charismatic singing/songwriting star for a selfie and a signature. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlit Wings-Winning Scripts Go from Page to Stage in DC-Area Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

"Free Art Friday" is back with three new shows at Moonlit Wings Productions (MWP) playing across the National Capital Area, see photos below! These scripts are winners of Moonlit Wings annual international playwriting contest with free admission for the public on certain Friday's this summer. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: over 70 members of the Broadway community will rally tonight for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out!' (more...)

BWW Review: Front Porch Theatrical's BIG FISH Makes a Major Splash
by Dylan Shaffer - Aug 21, 2017

The Allegheny River is not well known for its bountiful aquatic yielding, but travel just a little bit further north to the New Hazlett Theatre in Pittsburgh's North Side for a once-in-a-lifetime catch. Front Porch Theatrical's imagining of Big Fish synthesizes the best of Pittsburgh theatre into a musical that abounds with whimsical fantasies and heart-wrenching moments. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe: Sam Goodburn
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 21, 2017

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Sam Goodburn blogs for BWW about a typical day at the Fringe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Shupe of BILLY ELLIOT at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2017

Versatile actor Will Shupe moonlights as a set designer. Some of his secrets are revealed in this fascinating interview. (more...)

Phora's New Album 'Yours Truly Forever' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Today, critically acclaimed underground Orange County rap sensation PHORA unleashes his sixth full-length album and first for Warner Bros. Records Yours Truly Forever. Purchase or stream the album HERE. (more...)

VICELAND Announces Fall Line-Up with New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

VICELAND, the Emmy nominated youth lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE Media and A+E Networks, is rolling out a diverse and compelling line-up of new shows and returning favorites to run throughout the fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'Appropriate,' the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, is being staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Commissions Mural for Chicago's Year of Public Art
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, commissioned by Cirque du Soleil and inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA, currently playing a limited engagement in Chicago through Sept. 3. (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...)

Judy Paster Announces New Gaither Produced EP 'Rubies, Rocks & Stones'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Judy Paster, a three time GMA (Gospel Music Association) nominee and winner of the 2015 Jazz/Blues Song of the Year announced today she will be releasing a new Americana EP “Rubies, Rocks & Stones” p (more...)

Stanley Love Performance Group Returns to The Kitchen for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of Stanley Love Performance Group's Brings SWings, Sings Chimes Rings Wings, Flings Zingahlings-Spirit Party Things, with which the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. (more...)

Roy Assaf Dance to Make New York Debut at Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Israeli company Roy Assaf Dance makes its New York debut at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) with a double bill featuring Assaf's award-winning works Six Years Later and The Hill. Performances are Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13, at 7:30pm, at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) in Manhattan. (more...)

Freeform Gets Its Wings With First Original Christmas Movie ANGRY ANGEL
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced today that it has started production on their first original Christmas movie, “Angry Angel,” in Toronto. (more...)

UNDER THE JELLO MOLD to Return Whitefire Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Five-time nominee and winner of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Solo Performance, Pick of the Fringe, and Encore! Producer's Awards Under The Jello Mold, written and performed by Jennie Fahn, will return for an extended run beginning September 9 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Directed by Tom Cavanaugh, Under The Jello Mold will play on Saturdays at 8pm with two added performances on Sunday, November 12 at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

Single Carrot Theatre to Launch Season 11 with Young Jean Lee's LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Single Carrot Theatre's 11th season begins with an outrageously original take on a familiar story: Lear by Young Jean Lee. (more...)

IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

It's Christmas in August. Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) world premiere of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's opera It's a Wonderful Life is now available for audio streaming, high resolution download, and CD pre-orders on the PENTATONE website. The CD will be released worldwide on September 1. It's a Wonderful Life is the newest addition to PENTATONE's American Opera Series.  (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

7-Eleven' Bring Your Own Cup Day is Back with a Punch(bowl)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Dust off your sand buckets, punchbowls, beach cups or other unique containers. The highly anticipated Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day is back at participating 7-Eleven stores Aug. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. 7 p.m. each day. (more...)

The Kitchen Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In today's landscape, where contemporary artists and arts institutions are collaborating in new ways and generating new contexts for the continuing evolution of multi-disciplinary art, The Kitchen, as a nimble, smaller-scale organization, plays an especially vital role: it provides emerging and established artists a hot-house environment for the presentation and discussion of their work, supporting and seeking to foster a vibrant, living dialogue among artists from every field and area of culture. (more...)

New FlightWave Drone Delivers Stronger, Faster Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

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Shuga Pie Supreme to Queer Shakespeare with IT'S CYMBELINE... at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Hot after the announcement of Shuga Pie Supreme's queer-inclusive Cymbeline, a series of cast departures left the future of the project in question. Miraculously, at the eleventh hour, the remaining cast and creative team decided to devise a new rendition of the play.   (more...)

Miranda Lambert's Award-Winning Song 'Vice' Reaches Platinum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert's critically acclaimed and award winning song “Vice” is now certified PLATINUM by the RIAA. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Monday, August 28, 2017- Friday, September 1, 2017
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC on Monday, August 28, 2017! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Scotsman Fringe First Winner THE FALL at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

THE FALL, one of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August, was awarded the Fringe First at this year's Scotsman Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

The Baxter Theatre Centre's smash hit production of MIES JULIE, which took Edinburgh by storm in 2012, returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival this month following its unprecedented international success. Written and directed by Yael Farber, the production joins an impressive line-up of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions from the  Baxter. (more...)

Photo Coverage: UK Premiere of TOBACCO at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

The United Kingdom premiere of Sylvaine Strike's TOBACCO forms part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 30th Annual DAEDALUS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the public to its 30th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2017 Daedalus Project, themed "On a Wing and a Prayer: Witnessing 30 Years," includes a full day of fund-raising activities on Monday, Aug. 21, culminating in the Daedalus Play Reading of Cabaret and the Daedalus Variety Show, which are both likely to sell out. (more...)

CASA 2017 Announce Full Programme Including New Shows & Celebratory Parties!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

'Casa', meaning home in Spanish and Portuguese is exactly what CASA is: a home for Latin American theatre and culture in the UK where artists, audiences and participants of all backgrounds are welcome. To celebrate their tenth anniversary this year, CASA will build a new home at Southwark Playhouse in the heart of London's biggest Latin American community. (more...)

Del Sol Quartet Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Whole Sol Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Del Sol Quartet (Benjamin Kreith and Rick Shinozaki, violins; Charlton Lee, viola; Kathryn Bates, cello) celebrates its 25th anniversary with the Whole Sol Festival, November 16-18, 2017, at the Atrium Theater in the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building. (more...)

PA Ballet Welcomes Corps de Ballet Member, Four Apprentices
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella has announced the roster for the 2017/2018 Season with the additions of Corps de Ballet member Zecheng Liang, and new Apprentices Federico D'Ortenzi, Erin O'Dea, Taro Kurachi, and Cassidy McAndrew (previous member of Pennsylvania Ballet II). (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Baxter Theatre's KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

One of three plays by writer-director Lara Foot, KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS, forms part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

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