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Celebrate MEAN GIRLS Day at Drybar, Gregory's and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Mean Girls is set to commemorate "Mean Girls Day" - because this year October 3rd falls on a Pink Wednesday - with a special performance on Wednesday, October 3rd. Now, the production has announced local New York City businesses that will be partnering with Mean Girls to celebrate the day (more...)

CBS Announces The 20 New Castaways Competing On New Season Of SURVIVOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 37th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for the opening production of its 2018-2019 season, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (nominated for seven Tony Awards).  (more...)

BWW Interview: She's Doin' This Thing (x3)! Jennifer Simard Tells All About Her New Roles in MEAN GIRLS
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 27, 2018

It's a good thing that Jennifer Simard looks great in pink... Following a triumphant run as the hilarious Ernestina in Hello, Dolly!, the Tony nominee has just taken over not one, but three roles in Mean Girls on Broadway- Mrs. Heron, Ms. Norbury and Mrs. George. (more...)

VIDEO: Gina Rodriguez Tells THE TALK She Might Elope
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2018

Although “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez was without her engagement ring today, admitting, “I totally forgot [it],” she tells “The Talk” hosts she is jumping into wedding planning. 'As of this Sunday, I feel like we are going to elope, it is so much drama. There was a point where I was like everyone arrange it and I'll just show up... I just want to say 'I do'... and then I started hearing about how everything you do is offensive.' Host Sara Gilbert responds, 'It's your day, you just do what you want.” (more...)

Elijah Grae Releases New Video TOUCH & GEAUX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Rising artist Elijah Grae released his intense, action packed video for current single “Touch & Geaux,” today (9/25), following the exclusive premiere with GroundSounds.The track is from his upcoming debut solo EP ELIJAH GRAE featuring already released songs 'Castles” and “Rivals.” (more...)

VIDEO: Kaley Cuoco Tells THE TALK She Wants Penny's Last Name Revealed on THE BIG BANG THEORY
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2018

Kaley Cuoco spills details about the final season of “The Big Bang Theory” and shares set secrets she'd like revealed, 'I'd like to learn Penny's last name, it's never fair... I'd like the elevator to get fixed.” Cuoco adds, “We did an episode recently that I'm excited for it to air, it's about Penny and Leonard tackling the future of wanting children or not, it was interesting her take and her wanting to work, and it wasn't kind of in the cards for her and it's an interesting conversation to have so I'm glad we got to make that episode.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Judging & Hosting's Such a FAB-ulous DRAG for Ross Mathews
by Gil Kaan - Sep 21, 2018

Ross Mathews, a most busy multi-tasker (judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, host of 2018 Miss America Pageant; to name just a few) will be inaugurating his weekly DRAGTASTIC BUBBLE BRUNCH this Saturday, September 22, 2018 (his birthday!) at Rockwell Table & Stage. It's been a very busy week for Ross, first being awarded from GLAAD, their Davidson/Valentino Award; and then attending the Emmys as part of the Emmy-winning (four this year) RuPaul's Drag Race. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2018
by - Sep 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Danny DeVito Surprises Fan Who Took His Cardboard Cutout to Prom on THE TALK
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

“It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Danny DeVito gives one of his biggest fans, Allison Closs, a big surprise on “The Talk” Thursday! The Pennsylvania high school student, who took a cardboard cutout of DeVito to prom, appears on the show Thursday. She thinks her segment is about her prom story that made national news, but gets a big surprise when DeVito enters the stage to meet her in person. “I think this was my first prom and thank you very much for inviting me,” DeVito tells Closs. Sharon Osbourne asks her, “What is it like to meet the real Danny DeVito?” Closs replies, “Amazing, fantastic! I never expected…as a little joke, taking a little cardboard cut out to prom, that it would lead to this!” (more...)

Marianne Elliott Talks Gender-Swapped COMPANY, Her Debates With Sondheim, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 16, 2018

The upcoming production of Company in the West End features non-traditional casting in terms of gender. The protagonist, usually Bobby, a man afraid of marriage, is now Bobbie, a woman. The production's director, Marianne Elliott, chatted with The Guardian about the decisions made in the show, working with Sondheim, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Olivia Munn Discusses PREDATOR Controversy on THE TALK
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2018

“Predator” star Olivia Munn visits “The Talk” Thursday and praises Paige Carnes, the former Jane Doe who spoke out today about being victimized by actor Steven Wilder Striegel when she was 14 years old. “I'm blown away, honestly, so eloquent, so brave. The title 'Jane Doe' is there to protect victims, especially minors...when she said my name is Paige Carnes, former Jane Doe, that just, I mean, that just broke me because I just thought what she has been through to get to this place, and I'm so proud of her and she should be so proud of herself.” Munn adds, “That won't just cause ripples it will be waves that will last for so long with other victims and survivors who want to speak out.' (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne And The Australian Music Vault Presents Melbourne Music Bus Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Back by popular demand, the previously sold out Melbourne Music Bus Tour returns this October for 12 guided tours until March 2019. Having had a successful first edition, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault invite punters to jump on board to explore Melbourne's rich musical history. (more...)

New Daptone Single from SHA LA DAS ft Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones Band Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

New Daptone Single from SHA LA DAS ft Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones Band Members (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY, An Off The Shelf Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the poignant, For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Micheal O'Hara. This production will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Providence Ballet Theatre Will Ring in the Holidays with TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Providence Ballet Theatre is proud to present Twas the Night Before Christmas, our holiday ballet performance for school students (December 13 &14) and the public (December 14th)evening. Based on the classic tale, this ballet will enchant all ages. The ballet is choreographed and directed by Rhode Island native Eva Marie Pacheco. Performed at Roberts Hall at Rhode Island College, tickets for the public performance can be purchased from the Rhode Island College Box Office. School students from across Rhode Island attend the December 13th and 14th matinee performances for a discounted rate through Providence Ballet Theatre. (more...)

by Roger Catlin - Sep 11, 2018

The GALA Hispanic Theatre is opening its 43rd season with a new adaptation of Laura Esquivel's popular 1989 novel 'Like Water for Chocolate' that had previously been made into a hit Mexican film of the same name in 1992. (more...)

VIDEO: HEISENBERG Comes to Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the DC premiere of Heisenberg by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's The Flick, The Scottsboro Boys). The production will star Michael Russotto (Rep Stage's The Whale, Signature's Art) as Alex and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Gulf, Midwestern Gothic) as Georgie. Heisenberg will run September 18 - November 11, 2018 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. (more...)

Cape Town's Magical Teens Win Gold, Trophies And Magic Club Sets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

An atmosphere of euphoria and cries of jubilation were felt and heard by all as Khayelitsha's terrific township duo Anele Dyasi and Dion Wabanie were crowned the 2018 Western Cape Junior Close- Up and Stage Magician champions, respectively, at Bergvliet High School on Saturday 8 September 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nathan Lee Graham Talks ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: A SONDHEIM SALON at The Green Room 42
by David Clarke - Oct 8, 2018

Nathan Lee Graham returns to the cabaret setting with his newest show ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL at The Green Room 42. This world premiere concert will feature many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer's most beloved compositions, including 'Loving You,' 'Bounce,' and 'Being Alive.' We sat down and chatted with Graham to get the inside scoop on the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon Presents THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for the opening production of its 2018-2019 season, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (nominated for seven Tony Awards). THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS features a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. 42nd Street Moon's production runs from October 3 - 21, 2018 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). The press opening will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Middle Tennessee State University's REGAN HOLMBERG
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 3, 2018

Following a summer spent as an intern with Studio Tenn (and appearing in the company's production of Frankenstein), Regan Holmberg finds herself in the midst of her junior year at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and already is hard at work on her first show of the semester. In fact, she predicts fall semester 2018 is going to be as jam-packed as her summer was as Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine opens in MTSU's Dorethe Tucker Theatre tonight. (more...)

Plan Out The Fetchest Day of All for MEAN GIRLS Day!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

It's finally here! Celebrate the ultimate 'Mean Girls Day' tomorrow - Wednesday, October 3rd - in style with Mean Girls, the award-winning hit new Broadway musical comedy now playing at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). In addition to a special free fan performance that evening for those who won the advance digital lottery, Mean Girls fans in NYC, across the country, and even across the pond can celebrate with a wide variety of partners offering special customer discounts and purchase incentives. (more...)

Giuseppe Verdi Returns to His American Home at Sarasota Opera with His First Great Success, NABUCCO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

The last time Sarasota Opera performed Nabucco, the work that solidified Verdi's reputation as an opera composer, was in 1995. The production was part of the company's historic 28-year Verdi Cycle, a feat that made Sarasota Opera the only company in the world to have performed all of Verdi's music. John Fleming of the Tampa Bay Times called the Cycle "One of the most significant achievements in the opera world." (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeorgi Smith and THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 2, 2018

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong opens its Main Stage season with 'The Wizard of Oz.' had the pleasure of interviewing Jeorgi Smith who plays Dorothy about her career and the upcoming show at The Growing Stage. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre's 'Off The Shelf' Presents HURLYBURLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the dark side of Hollywood with, Hurlyburly by David Rabe and directed by Scott C. Brown. This production will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Will A RuPaul Ru-sical Sissy That Walk To the Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

According to RuPaul's right hand woman, Michelle Visage - who will soon be making her West End debut in the musical Everyone's Talking About Jamie- a musical based on the life of the legendary drag queen could make its way to the stage! (more...)

BWW Review: American Premiere of OPPENHEIMER Initiates Rogue Machine Move to Venice
by Shari Barrett - Oct 17, 2018

Those who lived through the World War II years will certainly recognize the name of ambitious and charismatic J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Berkeley-trained scientist who found himself called upon to spearhead the largest scientific undertaking in all of human history: the Manhattan Project and the creation of the Atomic bomb which the United States government believed would bring about a swift end to World War II. And although it did that, what was the cost on those involved with the project or subjected to its first tests without proper protection from the released radiation, as well as those in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the bombs were exploded over those cities. Was it even wise to develop the ability to split atoms given how the world has changed since then or the threat of total annihilation which hangs over us daily? (more...)

The Waterville Opera House Brings The Love To Waterville With HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is excited to present the much-beloved classic American musical comedy for all ages Hello, Dolly! - running Friday, November 9th through Sunday the 18th in downtown Waterville. A broadway hit based on the play 'The Matchmaker' by Thornton Wilder, audiences will delight in seeing this high-energy musical with all the feathers, the patent leathers, the beads, the buckles, and bows come to life on the historic Waterville Opera House stage! (more...)

High School Drama: Nashville School of the Arts' LUCY TURNER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 14, 2018

Lucy Turner has been a fixture in Nashville theater since she was a toddler, it seems, and now - in an example of how times flies by - the senior at Nashville School of the Arts is in the throes of choosing a college, filing applications and scheduling auditions. She burst upon the local theater scene at ten years old, playing Rhoda Penmark in director Cathy Street's critically acclaimed production of Maxwell Anderson's The Bad Seed at Street Theatre Company. (more...)

Stars And Royalty Align To Keep The Music Playing With Education Through Music-Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

On September 29, Broadway and TV stars aligned to create heartfelt music at a private soiree benefiting Education Through Music-Los Angeles' music education programs in disadvantaged Los Angeles County schools. (more...)

Sha La Das Share New Video ft. Animation by RUFFMERCY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Daptone imprint Dunham Records just released the video for “Those Years Are Over” from the Sha La Das' recently released debut album  Love In The Wind. At the heart of the group and album are the Schaldas: father Bill and sons Will aka SWIVS (keyboards for Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires),Paul (guitar & vocals for Paul and The Tall Trees, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires) and Carmine. The video is comprised of original 8mm film-footage of the family including Bill's wife Linda (who is also featured on the album cover) and their wedding. It was also edited & produced by William Schalda, Jr. (SWIVS) with artwork and animation by RUFFMERCY, known for his work with Thom Yorke, Run the Jewels, DJ Shadow and more. Watch “Those Years Are Over” here: (more...)

Debut of the Month: Becca Kotte Is Getting Ready for GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2018

Today Becca Kotte speaks to BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut in a show which she hopes will inspire people to do the things that they have brushed aside because life got in the way. (more...)

'Lost West End Vintage 2,' an Album of London's Forgotten Musicals 1943-1962, is Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Following last year's critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release') Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost West End Vintage 2', released and available in stores from today. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Tuacahn Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

When you combine the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash into one recording session, You Never Know what you're going to get, but you know its going to be spectacular. (more...)

The Capitol Steps Perform Every Friday And Saturday In Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The Capitol Steps, the political musical satire group that has been putting the "mock" in democracy since 1981, perform every Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM, at the Amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018


The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents A Little Night Music, running September 20th through October 14th, 2018. A Little Night Music is directed and choreographed by Matthew Brennan and music directed by Dr. Joseph D. Daniel. (more...)

Duo Improv Comedy Showcase Celebrates 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Unexpected Productions weekly improv show, the Duo Comedy Showcase, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a reunion show on August 22, 2018. This special performance features past performers and the winners of the 2018 Duo tournament.  (more...)

3rd Annual New Jersey Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Today is the official kickoff to the 3rd Annual New Jersey Fringe Festival, known to many as "Jersey Fringe." By sunset the entire Downtown of Hammonton will transform into a 3-day street fair and theatrical marathon, filled with live music, interactive pop-up art, food vendors and a craft beer and wine garden. (more...)

Local East End Female Vocalists Join Mandy Gonzalez As Back-up Choir At Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless! was sold out to an appreciative audience on Monday, August 27 at 8 pm as the final performance in Bay Street's Music Mondays summer series. Gonzalez was joined by a local back-up choir known as the Fearless Female Choir. (more...)

BWW Interview: Irish Actor, Shane O'Regan, on PRIVATE PEACEFUL and Contemplating the Purpose of War
by Courtney Savoia - Aug 27, 2018

War! What is it good for? Private Peaceful, adapted and directed by Simon Reade, will make its New York debut at The TBG Mainstage Theatre this August and leave it up to audiences to answer this age-old question. Irish actor, Shane O' Regan, plays 40 characters over the course of this 90-minute play, centered on young solider, Tommo Peaceful, and the bond he has with older brother, Charlie. With war and destruction plaguing his family's small English town, Tommo reflects on the meaning of life and what's most important. Through it all, he works to see the humanity in others, reminding us all of our innate purpose - to love. (more...)

Auditions Announced for PETER PAN at Luckenbooth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

The Luckenbooth Theatre Collective's newly launched Academy is proud to present auditions for its inaugural production Peter Pan! In this adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about the boy who never grew up, three children receive a visit from Peter Pan who takes them to Neverland. (more...)

BWW Blog: Back to School - Five Thoughts for Freshman Theatre Majors
by Student Blogger: Megan McCarthy - Aug 24, 2018

The summer of 2017 saw me at the end of my successful high school career. I grew up as a military child, having lived everywhere stretching from Germany to Kansas, and from where I was stationed in the hot, sticky climate of North Carolina, I had no idea how confusing and difficult my first month or so would be in college. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theater Mitu's, Scott Spahr On Bridging the Gap Between Human Loss and Connection in New Show, REMNANT
by Courtney Savoia - Aug 24, 2018

Celebrating the world premiere of Remnant in their new space, MITU580, the company of Theater Mitu has made navigating the journey of loss a communal one. Founding member, Scott Spahr (Broadway's Chicago, On the Town, Jerome Robbins' Broadway) has made theater a vehicle for connection among his company and the larger community. While life is sprinkled with hard times and seasons of grief, there's one important truth we cannot ignore: We are never truly alone. (more...)

Michael Russotto and Rachel Zampelli Will Lead HEISENBERG at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the DC premiere of Heisenberg by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's The Flick, The Scottsboro Boys). The production will star Michael Russotto (Rep Stage's The Whale, Signature's Art) as Alex and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Gulf, Midwestern Gothic) as Georgie. Heisenberg will run September 18 - November 11, 2018 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. (more...)

Roger Ricker to Perform Benefit Concert ROCKET MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

The Media Theatre's Roger Ricker has his annual fundraising concert on Saturday September 15. 'Rocket Man' will feature Ricker singing classic hits of the '70's as well as special guests and a youth ensemble, who will sing a medley of songs from Broadway's 'The Lion King'. (more...)

David Brighton's SPACE ODDITY 2018: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience Comes to El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Back by popular demand, El Portal Theatre proudly presents David Brighton's SPACE ODDITY 2018: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience on the Debbie Reynolds Mainstage at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA.  This special one-performance only engagement will be presented Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

Brooklyn Comes Alive Releases Details For The Jam Room Presented By Jam Cruise
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

On Saturday, September 29th, 2018, the one-of-a-kind music festival known as Brooklyn Comes Alive is taking over three beloved Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood venues - Rough Trade, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bowl. Aside from the powerhouse lineup encompassing members of Lettuce, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, The Meters, Turkuaz, Snarky Puppy and more, this year welcomes the addition of Jam Cruise's staple Jam Room, for its first-ever edition on land. (more...)

Edinburgh 2018: BWW Review: CHEMO BARBIE, Gilded Balloon Teviot
by Fiona Scott - Aug 11, 2018

It is not uncommon for cancer stories to be told by former patients in order to educate others to empathise with those going through treatment. Heather Keller brings her personal story to the Edinburgh Fringe in a solo theatre piece, Chemo Barbie. (more...)

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