Theatre + Broadway News
BWW Previews: A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center|
by Peter Danish (Classical - New York City)
(3/6/2015) - New York City Opera was one of the great artistic treasures of New York. It was famously dubbed 'The People's Opera' by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943 and throughout its nearly 70 year history, the NYCO helped launch the careers of many of the world's greatest opera stars including Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Plcido Domingo, Maralin Niska, Carol Vaness, Jos Carreras, Shirley Verrett, Tatiana Troyanos, Jerry Hadley, Catherine Malfitano, Samuel Ramey. Sills later famously served as the company's director and chief ambassador for the art form from 1979-1989. It also sought to produce an innovative choice of repertory, and provide a home for American singers and composers.
BWW Reviews: THE BODYGUARD, King's Theatre, Glasgow, March 5 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue (Scotland)
(3/6/2015) - Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge - what they don't expect is to fall in love.
BWW Reviews: GAME, Almeida Theatre, March 3 2015
by Laura Jones (UK / West End)
(3/6/2015) - Game is the latest production from Mike Bartlett, currently running at the Almeida Theatre. This immersive production splits the audience in to four different zones marked A-D, offering people the chance to gain different and unique experiences. Upon entering your designated zone, audience members are handed wireless headphones which they need to wear throughout the production.
BWW Reviews: A Poignant Story Of Devotion And The Desire For THE RED DRESS Is Told Beautifully Through Dance
by Jade Kops (Australia - Sydney)
(3/6/2015) - China Ningbo Performance & Arts Group's THE RED DRESS is a graceful expression of a love story through dance, drawing on the traditions of Southern Chinese culture.
BWW Reviews: FISH IN THE DARK a Blatantly Commercial Broadway Star Vehicle, not that there's anything wrong with that.
by Michael Dale
(3/6/2015) - Larry David mimics his TV style in his very funny playwriting debut.
Lawrence Wilford Set for Handel and Haydn Society's Mendelssohn ELIJAH This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Boston)
(3/6/2015) - The Handel and Haydn Society regrets to announce that scheduled tenor Andrew Kennedy will not perform in this weekend's performances of Mendelssohn Elijah because of illness. Replacing Kennedy is tenor Lawrence Wilford who will be making his H+H debut.
PTC Presents Staged Reading of SLOW FOOD by Wendy MacLeod This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)
(3/6/2015) - Pioneer Theatre Company presents Slow Food, the second installment of PTC's new play reading series, called Play-By-Play. Slow Food by Wendy MacLeod runs this weekend, March 6 and 7, 2015. Director Julie Kramer (True Art, Play-By-Play 2014) returns to directs the production.
Minneapolis Skyway Opens for Golf Today
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(3/6/2015) - MINNEAPOLIS, MN(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Snow is flying outside, but thousands of Minnesotans will be putting through the Minneapolis skyways this weekend, March 6-8, for the 2015 Skyway Open presented by U.S. Bank. This is the ninth year for the miniature golf fundraising event, with unique golf holes created by local designers, builders and architects, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC).
San Antonio Symphony to 'Spring' Into Action with Abba, John Williams, Handel's MESSIAH and More
by BWW News Desk (Classical - San Antonio)
(3/6/2015) - Following the acclaimed Strauss Festival that wrapped up its winter season, the San AntonioSymphony is closing out its year with a stellar series of musical performances ranging from the always popular Pops series featuring ARRIVAL from Sweden performing The Music of ABBA, a musical tribute the John Williams to an exploration of Baroque, with Handel's Messiah.
Photo Flash: ActorsNET's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(3/6/2015) - Warmth and merriment abound inside The Heritage Center Theatre in Morrisville, Pennsylvania from tonight, March 6 - 22 as ActorsNET stages the magical mayhem of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!
WICKED's Alli Mauzey Performs Tonight at Garner Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk (Raleigh)
(3/6/2015) - Alli Mauzey, a Californian who achieved stardom on Broadway as Glinda in 'Wicked,' feels like she is coming home for Today's performance in Garner's Broadway Voices concert series.
MOVE LIVE ON TOUR 2015 with Julianne & Derek Hough at Dr. Phillips Center on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk (Orlando)
(3/6/2015) - The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces tickets on sale Today, March 6 for Move Live On Tour starring Julianne Hough & Derek Hough in the Walt Disney Theater on Tuesday, June 30. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office or by visiting the Box Office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Today or 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are also available by calling 844.513.2014 or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.
TIGER BY THE TAIL Runs Now thru 4/19 at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(3/6/2015) - The Group Rep presents the west coast premiere of Frawley Becker's searing drama 'Tiger by the Tail' directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Frawley Becker. The play runs today, March 6th through April 19th, Todays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre located at the edge of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, CA.
Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk (Appleton, WI)
(3/6/2015) - Tickets will go on sale today, March 6 at 10 a.m. for the Fox Cities return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center May 5-10.
Stages Theatre Company Presents TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk (Maine)
(3/6/2015) - Stages Theatre Company opens TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES tonight. A brand new musical, produced in collaboration with Escalate Dance, continuing the performance partnership that has brought you Owl Moon and The Mitten in the past two seasons. Twelve sisters, all princesses, share a bedroom in which they are locked each night. Each morning, their shoes are found to have been worn through, as if the young ladies had danced all night long. A contest is begun, to discover what is going on. Whoever discovers the secret of the twelve dancing princesses will be the winner and accorded power and riches by the king.
A FEW GOOD MEN Begins Tonight at Players' Ring
by BWW News Desk (New Hampshire)
(3/6/2015) - Veterans in Performing Arts (VIPA) take the stage at the Players' Ring with A Few Good Men from tonight March 6th to the 22nd. Showtimes are Todays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays 3/8 & 3/15 at 7 pm and Sunday 3/22 at 3 pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission and $12 for Students, Seniors and Veterans. Membership discounts apply. The Players' Ring is located at 105 Marcy Street (near Prescott Park) in Portsmouth, NH. Ticket reservations are suggested and can be made on line at www.playersring.org or by calling (603) 436 8123.
Moises Kaufman Directs CARMEN: A NEW AFRO-CUBAN MUSICAL Workshop Today in NYC
by BWW News Desk
(3/6/2015) - Tectonic Theater Project to present dance/music excerpts of Carmen: A new Afro-Cuban musical in development today, March 6, 2015 in NYC. Directed by Moises Kaufman, Music Adaptation by Arturo O'Farrill (2015 Grammy Winner), Choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
Darren Criss, Caissie Levy, Andy Mientus, Carly Hughes, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for Reading of New 17 AGAIN Musical Today
by BWW News Desk
(3/6/2015) - Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is holding a private developmental reading of 17 Again, a new musical with a book by Marco Pennette, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, and direction by Adam Shankman, today, March 6, 2015.
WaterTower Theatre Hosts Young Professionals Launch Event Today
by BWW News Desk (Dallas)
(3/6/2015) - Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Young Professionals for WaterTower Theatre (YP4WTT) launch event today, March 6, 2015.
WPPAC's Nak'd Stage Play Reading Series Features Tennessee William's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Rockland / Westchester)
(3/6/2015) - The White Plains Performing Arts Center play reading series of classic, TONY honored Best Plays continues with Tennessee William's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF tonight, March 6 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 each. The Nakd Stage Play Reading Series features actors with scripts in hand, no sets, costumes or props. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE WORDS.
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Opens Tonight at Firehouse Arts Center
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(3/6/2015) - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, tonight, March 6 - 15. Todays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $6-$18, available at www.firehousearts.org, 925-931-4848, or at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, CA. If not sold out, tickets are also available 2 hours prior to the performance at the box office
Pole Fitness Highlighted at The Arnold Sports Festival Today
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(3/6/2015) - The growing sport of Pole fitness will again be spotlighted at The Arnold as the 2015 Pole Championship Series (PCS) returns to The Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio on March 6th 2015. The Arnold Sports Festival will host the World's Top Pole Fitness athletes as they compete for the title of 2015 PCS Champion. See the list of the 12 2015 PCS finalists at: http://www.polechampionshipseries.com/#!2015-pcs-athletes/c1qzz
KT Sullivan, DeeDee Bridgewater & More Honor Ervin Drake at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(3/6/2015) - For more than 70 years, composer and lyricist Ervin Drake had a remarkably varied career but we will remember him for his music.With hits like 'Tico Tico', The Rickety Rickshaw Man', 'It Was A Very Good Year', 'Good Morning Heartache' and 'I Believe', Ervin Drake had man 'very good' years. Join us Today, March 6, 2015 at 7pm with an all- star cast including KT Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst, Tom Moore, Carole J. Bufford, Carol Woods, Jeff Harnar, Eric Yves Garcia, Tony Award winner DeeDee Bridgewater and many more. Featuring Jon Weber on piano and Ray Kilday on bass.
Juneau-Perseverance Theatre Presents THE ODD COUPLE, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk (Anchorage)
(3/6/2015) - Juneau-Perseverance Theatre (PT) brings the classic buddy tale to Juneau with the Tony Award- Winning play The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. The Odd Couple runs on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage tonight, March 6, 2015 - March 29, 2015.
THE BOY FROM OZ Opens Tonight at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk (Memphis)
(3/6/2015) - The Boy from Oz opens tonight, March 6 and runs through March 29, 2015, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis.
Genesis Offers Staged Reading of ZELDA AT THE OASIS Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(3/6/2015) - Genesis will begin its long planned Staged Reading Series tonight, March 6, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Pride Rehearsal Space, 1411 W. Wilson, Chicago (This is 1/2 block east of Clark at Wilson).
Imagination Stage Presents INTO THE WOODS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)
(3/6/2015) - Imagination Stage's teen performance ensemble will perform Into the Woods, the hit musical, this weekend, March 6-8, 2015 on The Lerner Family Theatre stage. Into the Woods, a magical story which intertwines our favorite fairytale characters, features an original story by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Planet Ant's GOOD MEN AND TRUE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(3/6/2015) - What happens when characters from Shakespeare's Merchant Of Venice, As You Like It and Twelfth Night come together during a violent tempest at sea? The answer will be found in the original Shakespearean play Good Men And True by Marty Shea and Ian Bonner making its debut at Planet Ant tonight, March 6. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at www.planetant.com. A complete performance schedule follows this release.
Square One Theatre's GOOD PEOPLE Runs Now thru 3/21
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(3/6/2015) - Square One Theatre Company, in Stratford, Connecticut, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, opening tonight, March 6 and continuing Todays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 21 (2015).
Arnold Table Tennis Challenge Comes to the Arnold Sports Festival Today
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(3/6/2015) - This weekend, March 6-8, leading elite players and recreational enthusiasts alike will compete in the 2015 Arnold Table Tennis Challenge presented by Butterfly at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. This 4-star USATT sanctioned tournament is the only one held in conjunction with a major sports festival, allowing participants and spectators to not only enjoy table tennis, but also experience the atmosphere and excitement only possible at a large scale event. With 50 different sports and an expected quarter million attendees, participation in Arnold Table Tennis Challenge at the Arnold Sports Festival will be an experience unlike any other. All entrants into the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge will receive wrist bands allowing them to explore and spectate any of the other events in the festival. The table tennis event will be held in the Ohio Expo Center, in the same area as the Arnold Kids Festival, which provides a fun and exciting opportunity for all table tennis players (but especially juniors and families) to explore different sports, meet other athletes and learn about fitness, competition and sportsmanship throughout the weekend. In the Bricker Building located only a few blocks away from the table tennis competition venue, over 200 vendors will show off their fitness equipment focused on attracting youth to sports and competition. This will allow attendees to hold an epee sword (fencing) or learn about archery in a unique hands-on environment. The table tennis facility has been upgraded from previous years to include fully barriered courts, Olympic level lighting, 50 Butterfly tables and Gerflor (red flooring) on feature tables. Live streaming will be provided by Butterfly throughout the weekend. In addition to elite level competition, the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge encourages recreational players to experience competition level table tennis for the first time by participating in the recreational junior/senior events, family doubles and the Ohio State Closed championships (Ohio residents only). Arnold Schwarzenegger will also pay a visit to the table tennis arena during the weekend to show his support for the sport. With a total of $12,000 in prize money and unique trophies for the top finishers in the 35 events, the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge will be an exciting and unparalleled experience for elite and recreational players alike. Entries for the 2015 Butterfly Arnold Table Tennis Challenge are accepted until February 23rd. To enter and be part of this magnificent event, please visit www.arnoldtabletennischallenge.com or contact Ed Hogshead at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continual coverage of the 2015 Butterfly Arnold Table Tennis Challenge and stories about the athletes will be available at ButterflyOnline.com, or via Butterfly North America's Twitter (https://twitter.com/butterflyonline) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/butterflytabletennis) pages. Butterfly is the world leader in table tennis / ping pong equipment and gear. Butterfly will supply professional, ITTF approved Butterfly table tennis tables, net sets, barriers and Butterfly ITTF approved, 3-star balls. The professional tables used at this tournament and on the 2015 Butterfly North America Tour are for sale, reserve one today by visiting www.ButterflyOnline.com/Tours.
The Heights Players Stage THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(3/6/2015) - 'We came through the depression by the skin of our teeth -- that's true -- one more tight squeeze like that and where will we be?' The Heights Players is proud to present the 1942 Pulitzer Prize winner, The Skin of Our Teeth, by Thorton Wilder.
Skylar Astin, Erich Bergen, Sebastian Stan and More Set for Applause New York's 20th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk
(3/6/2015) - After two decades of bringing musical theater, acting and dance to the NYC landscape, Applause New York, the city's foremost children's performing arts program, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary tonight, March 6th with a star studded alumni gala and live performances.
RAIN Set for The Playhouse on Rodney Square This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Delaware)
(3/6/2015) - Experience an all new show when the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its debut at The Playhouse on Rodney Square (previously named the DuPont Theatre) from this weekend, March 6- Sunday, March 8.
Cherry Creek Theatre Company Presents ALL MY SONS, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk (Denver)
(3/6/2015) - During the war, Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. George Deever returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Stravinsky's FIREBIRD This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Pennsylvania)
(3/6/2015) - PITTSBURGH - It's going to get hot in Heinz Hall during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stravinsky's Firebird this weekend, March 6-8.
Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy Presents HOLES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Maine)
(3/6/2015) - Performances will be at 7:00 pm this weekend, March 6, 7 and 8 at the William S. Cohen School, 304 Garland Street in Bangor.
Houston Symphony Performs STAR WARS AND MORE Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Houston)
(3/6/2015) - Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz leads the Houston Symphony in Star Wars and More, a family concert that will take audiences through the intergalactic music of the Star Wars film series, composed by five-time Academy-Award winner John Williams.
DM Playhouse Presents FIN M'COUL Today
by BWW News Desk (Des Moines)
(3/6/2015) - The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'Fin M'Coul,' today, Mar. 6.
Andre Watts Performs Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto with Utah Symphony This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Salt Lake City)
(3/6/2015) - Under the baton of guest conductor Hugh Wolff and with guest pianist Andre Watts, the Utah Symphony will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. Commonly called 'Emperor,' this composition is bookended with two works by the great American composer Aaron Copland, 'Fanfare for the Common Man' and Symphony No. 3 this weekend, March 6 and 7 at 8 p. m. in Abravanel Hall.