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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/28; WAITRESS at A.R.T., Signature's THE FIX, RING OF FIRE in Chicago and More!

(8/28 at 8:13 AM) - This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Chicago, Ireland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include WAITRESS at A.R.T., RING OF FIRE in Chicago, and THE FIX in Washington, DC, just to name a few. (read...)


Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26

(8/27 at 5:44 PM) - Subscriptions for Asolo Rep's thrilling 57th season are on sale now.  (read...)


Becca McCoy's THE PEARL IN THE HOGWALLER Returning to American Stage, 10/23-24

(8/26 at 1:43 PM) - Actor Becca McCoy's entertaining and heart-warming tour-de-force cabaret will be presented again by popular demand at American Stage. (read...)


freeFall to Stage THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES This Fall

(8/25 at 9:49 PM) - Full casting has now been announced for freeFall Theatre's production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES, which begins previews on October 2, 2015 and will run through November 1, 2015 opening freeFall's new season. (read...)


John Cleese & Eric Idle Add Second Sarasota Show This Fall

(8/24 at 5:07 PM) - Due to popular demand, The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall announces Britain's living legends of comedy, John Cleese and Eric Idle, have added a second show and final show must-see new show, John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, appearing at 7:30 on Thursday, October 1st at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. (read...)


Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Van Wezel on Sale 8/31

(8/24 at 1:24 PM) - The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall announced today that single tickets will go on sale August 31, 2015 at 10AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Wezel box office (777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236), by visiting vanwezel.org, or by calling 941.953.3368 or toll-free 1.800.826.9303. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 941.955.7676 x 2225.  (read...)


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/21; AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland and More!

(8/21 at 8:21 AM) - This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Hampshire, Cleveland, Melbourne and more.  Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Melbourne, just to name a few. (read...)


Renee Fleming to Perform Alongside Sarasota Orchestra at Van Wezel in January

(8/20 at 2:16 PM) - Sarasota is about to witness an incredible collaboration which brings together three partners dedicated to providing top-rated performances and arts education to the sun-coast area. The groundbreaking collaboration, which includes the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Van Wezel Foundation is proud to present four-time Grammy Award-winner, Renee Fleming in performance with the Sarasota Orchestra on January 27, 2016, at 8pm. Tickets go on sale September 12. (read...)


BWW TV: Get to Know the Cast of Florida's HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

(8/20 at 8:36 AM) - The Gen Y Productions' Florida premiere of the hit film adaptation HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL enters its final weekend at The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, FL. Crowds and critics have raved about the production (click here to read my review), and many have come in costume and carrying croquet mallets and Corn Nuts at every performance. As they prepared for their Opening Night, I sat down with the show's stars Nicola Visco (Veronica), Thomas Sanders (J.D.), Lindsey Wells (Heather Chandler), Caroline Drage (Heather Duke), and Jillian Gizzi (Heather McNamara) and chatted about the show, their roles, and what they were like in high school. Check out the video below. (read...)


Florida Principal Pulls CURIOUS INCIDENT as HS Reading Assignment

(8/19 at 3:07 PM) - Parents complain of language and religious skepticism. (read...)


BWW Review: Gen Y's Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is 'So Very' and So Much More

(8/17 at 3:09 PM) - There is something killer going on in Orlando's theatre scene, and I mean that in the best possible way. Since debuting with a production of CABARET in January, Gen Y Productions has staged thrilling Florida premieres of two of New York's most buzzed-about new works, a risky proposition for a theatre company looking to build an audience. In June, it was a mesmerizing production of Pulitzer Prize-winner THE FLICK (read BWW's review), and now it is the devilishly entertaining HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL. The show runs through August 23rd at The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and after attending last week's Opening Night, I think it is safe to say that Gen Y is quickly becoming my favorite theatre company in Central Florida.   (read...)


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/14; GREY GARDENS, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and More!

(8/14 at 7:57 AM) - This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Long Island, St. Louis and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in Boston, Bay Street's GREY GARDENS starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, and The Muny's OKLAHOMA!, just to name a few. (read...)


Becca McCoy Brings THE PEARL IN THE HOGWALLER to Lobby Cabaret This Weekend

(8/14 at 12:30 AM) - Becca McCoy went from being a working actor in Chicago to a stay at home mom in Palatka, Florida, and lived to tell the tale, as a cabaret. The award-winning national performer, a native of St. Petersburg, crafted a taut hour-long solo-show giving the universal story of 'blooming where you're planted' a fresh and engaging treatment in THE PEARL IN THE HOGWALLER, whose title comes from Palatka's wildly popular and best-known attraction: a mudbog.  (read...)


Summer Shorts Set for This Weekend at City Theatre

(8/14 at 12:30 AM) - St. Petersburg City Theatre presents SUMMER SHORTS, its 2nd annual salute to playwrights and the creative art of one-act play composition. Production Dates are this weekend, August 14 - 16, 2015. (read...)


CATS Kicks Off The Manatee Players' 2015-16 Season Tonight

(8/13 at 12:30 AM) - The Manatee Players will once again bring a full season of theatrical magic to the Manatee Performing Arts Center! (read...)


Asolo Rep to Participate in Sarasota County's 2015 Giving Challenge

(8/12 at 3:14 PM) - Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced its participation in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's 2015 Giving Challenge from Tuesday, September 1 at noon through Wednesday, September 2 at noon. The Giving Challenge is a community-wide initiative that strives to spotlight Sarasota's nonprofit organizations and demonstrate the importance and impact of any gift, no matter its size.  (read...)


A Wop Bam Boom! Warm Up Your Vocal Cords for Fathom Events' GREASE Two-Day Sing-Along!

(8/11 at 12:19 PM) - To get you ready for the special event, BroadwayWorld invites you to brush up on your favorite Grease tunes below! (read...)


FST Welcomes Two Senior Staff Members

(8/10 at 4:44 PM) - Florida Studio Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of two senior staff positions. Jim Sorensen takes on the role of Associate Managing Director and Caroline Kaiser joins the staff as the Director of Children's Theatre. This exciting staff expansion is in direct response to the tremendous growth seen at FST in the last few years. Now reaching over 200,000 people a year, FST warmly welcomes both of these theatre professionals aboard the staff. (read...)


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour Returning to Van Wezel, 10/14

(8/10 at 1:00 PM) - Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Sarasota! Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on October 14, 2015 at 7:30. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, August 14 at 10am at VanWezel.org at the Box Office or by calling 941-953-3368. Tickets start at $35. (read...)


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 9

(8/9 at 9:00 PM) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 9, 2015. (read...)


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/7; WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus, a 'Must-See' HAIRSPRAY in Cleveland and More!

(8/7 at 8:40 AM) - This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Cleveland, Denver, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus, a 'must-see' HAIRSPRAY in Cleveland, and BONNIE AND CLYDE in Denver, just to name a few. (read...)


Miami-Based Reporter Rosh Lowe Reminisces About His Broadway Past

(8/4 at 1:27 PM) - Roshi Handwerger had quite the theatrical resume back in the day, having starred in the Broadway productions of Mame and Oliver! in the 80s, as well as the original off-Broadway production of The Knife. The young actor is a adult now, and according to a recent feature in the Miami Herald, he is now a reporter for Channel 7 News.  Roshi, who is now known as Rosh Lowe, went unrecognized to Mame composer Jerry Herman- a Miami Beach resident. He told MH: 'For three years I have watched newscaster Rosh Lowe, never knowing he was my young Patrick grown up. Mame would be so proud!' (read...)


Van Wezel Receives AT&T Aspire Grant

(8/4 at 11:00 AM) - The Van Wezel Foundation was recently awarded a grant from AT&T Aspire, in support of the Van Wezel's Schooltime Performances - IMPROVing Communications Project. The project will be launched during the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. This exciting and innovative new program, tied to the Van Wezel Schooltime Performance of The Improvised Shakespeare Company will: (read...)


FST Extends OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER Through August 16

(8/3 at 7:43 PM) - Held over by popular demand, Old Enough to Know Better runs through August 16 in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Assembled from over 100 hours of interviews, this inaugural Stage III Lab production explores the art of aging and what it really means to grow old. (read...)


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 2

(8/2 at 9:00 PM) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 2, 2015. (read...)


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