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Kitchen Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season Concludes with Encore Production of CLEAN ALTERNATIVES Kitchen Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season Concludes with Encore Production of CLEAN ALTERNATIVES
by BWW News Desk on May 28, 2017 in Central New York

Kitchen Theatre Company concludes its 2016-17 season with an encore production of Brian Dykstra's Clean Alternatives, a play about corporate bullying, environmental politics, and standing up for one's beliefs-with a little slam poetry and Zen Buddhism thrown into the mix. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Central New York

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
Mac Haydn Theatre to Stage JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT This Spring Mac Haydn Theatre to Stage JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT This Spring
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Central New York

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) opens their 49th season of musical theatre in-the-round with the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat like you have never seen it before! This will be the eighth-time Joseph...Dreamcoat has been seen on the MHT stage and the first since 2009. (more...)
Syracuse Stage to Celebrate Johnny Cash Syracuse Stage to Celebrate Johnny Cash
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Central New York

From the songbook of The Man in Black himself, comes the musical adaptation "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash". Performed by a multi-talented cast of 10, the show features 38 Cash classics including "I Walk the Line", "A Boy Named Sue" and "Folsom Prison Blues". This lively musical about love and faith, struggle and success, and rowdiness and redemption, opens at Syracuse Stage on June 9 in the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are June 7 and 8. (more...)
Jeanne MacDonald Up Next in Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Cabaret Series Jeanne MacDonald Up Next in Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Central New York

With a voice as pure as a Catskill creek, NYC nightlife luminary Jeanne MacDonald mesmerizes audiences and critics alike with her subtle, intelligent way with a lyric and an authentic style all her own. Come to Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre at 8:00pm on Saturday evening June 3rd and find out what all the shouting's about! (more...)
Photo Flash:  THE ADDAMS FAMILY Returns to New York Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Returns to New York
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Central New York

This month, THE ADDAMS FAMILY returned to New York for a sold out run at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. THE ADDAMS FAMILY Young@Part Edition is an all new one hour student version of the hit Broadway musical.  This production was produced by the Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2017 Junior Main Stage. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)
Aaron Galligan-Stierle to Star in PARADE at Finger Lakes Muscial Theatre Festival; Cast Announced! Aaron Galligan-Stierle to Star in PARADE at Finger Lakes Muscial Theatre Festival; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Central New York

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) will produce Jason Robert Brown's Tony Award winning musical drama, Parade this summer. The show runs July 5 through July 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. (more...)
Music Mountain Opens 88th Summer of Chamber & Twilight Music Music Mountain Opens 88th Summer of Chamber & Twilight Music
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Central New York

Chamber & Jazz music enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the start of Music Mountain's 88th Season! Music Mountain President, Nicholas Gordon announced America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival will kick off on June 11th with a summer featuring Beethoven and favorite Piano Quintets! The Summer Season will also welcome the award-winning clarinetist Oskar Espina-Ruiz as the new Artistic Director for the organization. Concerts are scheduled through September 17th. (see full chamber & twilight music schedules below) (more...)
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, ON GOLDEN POND and More Set for Redhouse Arts Center's 2017-18 Season THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, ON GOLDEN POND and More Set for Redhouse Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Central New York

The Redhouse Arts Center has announced its 2017-18 Main Stage Season filled with charm, wit, laughter, a dash of hysterical family dynamics and plenty of pure theatrical excitement. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Central New York

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley on May 17, 2017 in Central New York

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and focuses on the Motown greats like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more. The cast under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright has the energy, confidence, and amazing vocals to fully embody these legendary musicians. (more...)
Bridge Street Theatre presents PERFORMATHON: A Special Weekend Fundraiser, 5/27- 28. Bridge Street Theatre presents PERFORMATHON: A Special Weekend Fundraiser, 5/27- 28.
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Central New York

Do you (or anyone you know) have a talent you want to share with the world? This Memorial Day weekend, Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre will give you a chance to strut your stuff, whatever it may be, when they present a Performathon Fundraiser in their beautiful new Mainstage auditorium. Want to haul out that old accordion or maybe see your child perform her magic act on the stage of a professional theatre? Or perhaps you'll hear your neighbor play ukulele, sponsor your plumber to come and tap dance, or enjoy your friend from work reciting his Shakespeare sonnet or performing that song from Les Mis. Now's your chance!  The organization's first-ever Performathon is the culminating event of the theatre's push to raise $35,000 for its Capital Campaign. All proceeds go toward the Campaign and all donations are tax deductible. (more...)
ONE NATION, INDETERMINABLE Premieres 6/10 at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre ONE NATION, INDETERMINABLE Premieres 6/10 at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Central New York

The Poets' Theatre and The Suffolk University Theatre Department will present a day of new play readings on Saturday, June 10th at Suffolk's Modern Theatre. Playwrights include American Repertory Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Robert Brustein; National Book Award author James Carroll; Suffolk Professor of Theatre Wesley Savick; and Suffolk alumni Theo Goodell and Nick Wilson. Savick is Artistic Director of the program. (more...)
Cortland Rep Box Office Opens for Summer Sales on Monday 5/22 Cortland Rep Box Office Opens for Summer Sales on Monday 5/22
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Central New York

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office will open for all summer ticket sales for their 46th annual season starting on Monday, May 22nd.  The Box Office is located at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland, and is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays from noon - 6:00 PM.  Once performances begin at the Little York Pavilion, the Box Office at that location is open from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM and 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on performance days only. (more...)
Westchester Summer Music Camp Offers Unique Programs and Flexible Options at Mike Risko Music School Westchester Summer Music Camp Offers Unique Programs and Flexible Options at Mike Risko Music School
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Central New York

Mike Risko Music School will offer multiple unique musical camp opportunities for children this summer: (more...)
Artists in Partnership and the Long Beach Public Library present Annual Cabaret Festival Artists in Partnership and the Long Beach Public Library present Annual Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Central New York

Artists in Partnership (A.I.P.) and the Long Beach Public Library proudly present the 15th Annual Long Beach, L.I. Cabaret Festival from Wednesday, May 17 through May 21 (Sunday), 2017.  All performances are free and open to the public, held in the library's second-floor performance space, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, a few blocks from the Long Island Railroad stop, making it accessible for out-of-towners traveling by rail. This year's theme is "Cabaret… at Any Age" and that is underscored by the inclusion of three impressive and serious-minded singers aged 9, almost 13, and recently turned 16; two acclaimed vocalists in their early 20s; five over the age of 60 (two of them actually over 80!); and one ageless local favorite returnee.  The   eclectic roster features singers and musicians of different stripes who have won acclaim and awards.   (more...)
Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Central New York

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)
Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018 Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Central New York

Will Crutchfield, longtime director of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, announced today the formation of a new organization, Teatro Nuovo, that will continue and expand that program's work as it departs from Caramoor next year.  (more...)
This Summer Marks the Final Season of BEL CANTO AT CARAMOOR This Summer Marks the Final Season of BEL CANTO AT CARAMOOR
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Central New York

Opera at Caramoor (photo: Gabe Palacio) This summer marks not only the 20th anniversary, but also the final season of 'Bel Canto at Caramoor,' the program founded by Director of Opera Will Crutchfield to champion neglected bel canto operas and re-interpret familiar ones. To honor the program's legacy, Caramoor launches the summer season with a gala selection of bel canto's greatest hits in 'A Night of Italian Opera' (June 17) and presents a semi-staged account of Bellini's first bel canto masterpiece, Il pirata (July 8). Mounted in the superb acoustics of the outdoor Venetian Theater on Caramoor's idyllic Westchester estate, both events feature the resident Orchestra of St. Luke's and showcase the exceptional artistry of 2017 Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade - 'the most talked-about soprano of her generation' (Opera News) - who first catapulted to national attention in the title role of Bellini's Norma at Caramoor seven years ago. For full details of this summer's operatic offerings at Caramoor, click here. (more...)
CRY HAVOC!, THE PRICE and More Set for Franklin Stage Company's 2017 Season CRY HAVOC!, THE PRICE and More Set for Franklin Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Central New York

Franklin Stage Company has announced its 21st Season in the historic Chapel Hall. Audiences are in for a summer of exciting, professional, admission-free theater! (more...)
Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation presents the 24th Annual KENNY AWARDS! Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation presents the 24th Annual KENNY AWARDS!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Central New York

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation are proud to present the 24th Annual Kenny Awards Ceremony, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our local high school youth. (more...)
WICKED Ticket Lottery Announces at Shea's WICKED Ticket Lottery Announces at Shea's
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Central New York

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Shea's Buffalo Theatre with performances from May 17 - June 4.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Shea's box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.  (more...)
19 Writers of 9 New Musicals for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announced 19 Writers of 9 New Musicals for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Central New York

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers and 9 new musicals selected for development at this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.  (more...)
Bethel Woods Concert Announces Return of Bradstan Cabaret Series and PLAY: The Classics Bethel Woods Concert Announces Return of Bradstan Cabaret Series and PLAY: The Classics
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Central New York

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to grow and diversify programming held in its most intimate venue - the indoor Event Gallery. This summer, the beloved Bradstan Cabaret Series returns with three unique performances featuring Ann Hampton Callaway on July 8, Mark Nadler on August 20, and Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald on September 16. Then this fall, PLAY: The Classics returns with the Manhattan Chamber Players on September 14, Borislav Strulev and Friends on September 28, and ZOFO on October 19. Tickets for both series go on-sale Friday, May 12 at 10:00 AM at BethelWoodsCenter.org. (more...)
Autistic Actor to Lead THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Syracuse Stage Autistic Actor to Lead THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Central New York

The Indiana Repertory Theater (IRT) and Syracuse Stage will welcome Seattle-based actor Mickey Rowe as Christopher John Francis Boone in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Simon Stephens. (more...)