The Theatre

3 Tips That Got Samantha Barks to Broadway as the New Pretty Woman

The star of the new movie musical adaptation shares advice from acting coaches Connie de Veer and Jan Elfline.<p>Samantha Barks first turned heads …

Universal Pictures

Lee Evans to step out of retirement for homage to Harold Pinter

The comedian Lee Evans has announced he is stepping out of retirement to be part of a London stage season celebrating Harold Pinter.<p>Evans was one of the most successful standup UK comedians of his generation before announcing in 2014, aged 50, that he was quitting live performance.<p>He was also an …

Performing Arts

BWW Live Will Chat with HEAD OVER HEELS Star Bonnie Milligan on Friday!

On Friday, August 17, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with Head Over Heels beltress, Bonnie Milligan! …

Off Broadway

Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Artistic director Baru Madiljin (left) and choreographer Ljuzem Madiljin of Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre tell <b>Nick Awde</b> about bringing their …

Festivals

This Soulful Tribute to the Music of Lin-Manuel Miranda Fills Us with Theater-Nerd Pride

On the heels of his popular video #HAM4BEY, Broadway YouTuber Michael Korte is back with a powerful new compilation, titled "Evolution of Lin-Manuel …

Puerto Rico

Bye to ‘Christmas Schooner’ and hello Gary Coleman: ‘Avenue Q’ is a hit at Mercury Theater

Fifteen years after opening on Broadway, and four years after it first played at the Mercury Theater on the Southport Corridor, “Avenue Q” is a long-running hit all over again in Chicago. “Warning, puppet sex” once again appears on the Mercury’s marquee.<p>Not only has L. Walter Stearns’ production …

Entertainment

PREVIEW: Wirral's Louis Emerick in The Full Monty at Storyhouse

WIRRAL actor Louis Emerick makes his debut at the Storyhouse in Chester next month in the stage tour of The Full Monty.<p>The former <i>Brookside</i> and <i>Last Of</i> …

Wirral

'I threw my soul all over the floor': egg and sperm donors stage their stories

‘Who is the family?” asks aerial artist and theatre-maker Sarah Bebe Holmes. With her company Paper Doll Militia, she is using her own experience to pose that question to audiences at the Edinburgh fringe.<p>Ten years ago, Holmes became an egg donor for her best friend Carol. A decade on, her …

Performing Arts

Fossil fuel giant Shell to sponsor exhibition at Manchester Science Festival

Fossil fuel giant Shell to sponsor exhibition at Manchester Science FestivalChannelNews Louise Gill 15th August 2018Teaser Media

Fossil Fuels

How Very! HEATHERS Will Feature New Song in West End Run

Heathers the Musical is bigger and better than ever before! A brand new song has been written into the show ahead of it's West End debut at the …

New Singles

See Who’s Joining Glenn Close in the Public Theater’s Mother of the Maid

Performances will begin September 25 at the Off-Broadway venue.<p>The cast is now complete for the fall New York premiere of Jane Anderson’s <i>Mother of</i> …

Off Broadway

The Merry Wives of Windsor review – Essex is not the only way

No one would go to the stake to defend Shakespeare’s exuberant comedy against innovative directors. All the same, I am puzzled by some of the choices made by Fiona Laird in her RSC debut. She endows the wives with estuary accents and relocates the action from middle-class Windsor to modern Essex. …

Performing Arts

Musicals: 'Neemah's Treasure'

Casting "Neemah's Treasure," a faith-based musical. Director states: "It's kinda difficult being a girl in this social media age. The 'Neemah's …

Social Media

"Meet the Midwest:" Dances with Dr. Hui Wilcox

In this issue of <b>Meet the Midwest!</b>, we spoke with Dr. Hui Wilcox from St Catherine University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, about her work in dance, …

Dance

‘Side by Side by Sondheim’ doesn’t go far at the Odyssey

Apparently the songs of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim are not failsafe.<p>He’s the genius behind some of the last century’s and some of this one’s …

West Side Story

Why the off-Broadway musical Be More Chill is a viral teen sensation

The universal teen angst of Joe Iconis’s Be More Chill, in one song.<p><i>Be More Chill</i> is an underground sensation of an off-Broadway musical. It is wildly adored by its teen fan base, but until this summer, it existed only in a brief month-long run in New Jersey theater in 2015, plus the accompanying …

New Jersey

Obituary: John Goodwin – 'skilled editor and writer who transformed the theatre programme' | Obituaries

John Goodwin’s leadership of the publicity departments of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in their often controversial early years …

Performing Arts

Gina Gershon to Play Melania Trump in Off-Broadway Musical

Former “Showgirls” star to play first lady in “The 1st Annual Trump Family Special”<p>Gina Gershon will take on the role of Melania Trump in the …

Donald Trump

LLJA sets a botanical labyrinth of 1000 plants at a square in central prague

<b>the aim of ‘victoria pragensis’ designed by architecture studio lipinski lasovsky johansson architects (LLJA) is to emphasize the precious yet</b> …

Performing Arts

West Side Story, BBC Proms, London — brilliant Bernstein | Financial Times

A lot of restraint has been shown this year. Although the celebrations to mark Leonard Bernstein’s centenary started even before the year had begun, …

West Side Story

New musicals take the stage in Winter Park

Want proof that the 2017 Florida Festival of New Musicals was a success? One of the shows introduced to Central Florida last August — “Gigolo” — is …

Florida

Nixon defends sending helicopter complaints to City Hall

Buzz off!<p>Cynthia Nixon on Tuesday defended forwarding complaints about helicopters buzzing performances of Shakespeare in Central Park to City Hall, …

City Halls

Two Mormon Missionaries to Ring the Doorbell of a Broadway Legend in The Book of Merman

<i>The Book of Merman</i>, a new musical comedy centered around one of Broadway's most iconic stars, will make its off-Broadway debut this fall. …

Off Broadway

What Girls Are Made Of review – I was a teenage indie star

Cora Bissett was a teenager when her Glenrothes-based band Darlingheart secured one of the biggest record deals in Scottish music history and shot to fame. Her bandmates were still tangled in exams. Potentially life-changing gigs clashed with school concerts, and free drinks on flights made them …

Performing Arts

IDG Contributor Network: Online manipulation is the the latest data protection debate

As privacy controversies continue to absorb public attention both here and in Europe, we are hearing more and more about manipulative “dark patterns” …

Data Protection

Amy Schumer celebrates six months of marriage to Mass. chef husband on Instagram

Amy Schumer celebrated six months of marriage to her Massachusetts chef husband, Chris Fischer, with an Instagram post Monday of herself, Fischer, …

Tony Awards

Brexit gags, catsuits and coke-snorting cops: A Beggar's Opera for our times

Lads in tracksuits hurl themselves across the stage, all hoods and fists and aggro. There’s no music, but screeching sirens and dense thuds of bodies hitting the floor and each other. Then the overture kicks in with a brute shock of sweet-voiced lutes and harpsichords. The contrast works like a …

Performing Arts

Film academy adding ‘popular film’ category to Oscars

02:35<p>See ‘Donnadorable’ interview Chris Pratt, Kim Kardashian and others at the MTV Movie & TV Awards<p>03:38<p>On the Tony Awards red carpet with Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, more<p>03:36<p>Meet the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students who rocked the Tonys<p>03:04<p>Robert De Niro delivers tirade against Trump at …

Tony Awards

Jerry Seinfeld Sets Limited Engagement At Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Jerry Seinfeld is headed to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles to perform his signature brand of stand-up — but if you’re interested in …

Jerry Seinfeld

Austin theater review: ‘Wit’ at Scottish Rite Theater | Austin Arts: Seeing Things

The 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Wit” was the first and only play written by Margaret Edson, who has otherwise spent her career working as an …

Austin