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JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Cleveland

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
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by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Cleveland

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
The Roberto Ocasio Foundation Announces Latin Jazz Camp The Roberto Ocasio Foundation Announces Latin Jazz Camp
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Cleveland

Applications for The Roberto Ocasio Foundation (TROF) are being accepted until May 15 for the Camp, June 25-30, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The Camp has been in existence for 13 years under the leadership of Artistic Director/Artist-In-Residence, Bobby Sanabria--seven-time Grammy nominee and world-renowned jazz and Latin jazz drummer/percussionist, composer, music educator, bandleader, and producer.   (more...)
BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Cleveland Play House BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko on April 24, 2017 in Cleveland

If you go to the theater for enjoyment, Cleveland Play House's "Freaky Friday" is your thing. If you go to the theater to see marvelous talent, in a well-directed, well-conceived show, "Freaky Friday" is your thing. If you don't go to theater but have always wondered what a Broadway show is like, "Freaky Friday" is your thing. Yes, if you don't go see "Freaky Friday" you are going to miss out on a special event! (more...)
BWW Review: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Karma BWW Review: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Karma
by Roy Berko on April 24, 2017 in Cleveland

During the late 1920s and into the 1940s, the United States went through the great depression. Unemployment in the U. S. rose to 25%. These were drab times and, as is the case, since the arts represent the era from which they come, the theatre of that time period represented two extremes: heavy drama reflecting the negative mood of the nation and escapism to make people feel better by hiding from their angst-filled reality. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Cleveland (more...)
Clague Playhouse Goes Hilariously Back to the Dark Ages with INCORRUPTIBLE Clague Playhouse Goes Hilariously Back to the Dark Ages with INCORRUPTIBLE
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Cleveland

Clague Playhouse presents its 5th and final production of the 89th season, INCORRUPTIBLE by Michael Hollinger. Running May 12 through June 4, 2017, INCORRUPTIBLE is a dark comedy about the dark ages that'll have audiences asking for mercy while rolling in the aisles with laughter. (more...)
FOREVER PLAID Brings 50s Harmonies and Hits to the Hanna Theatre FOREVER PLAID Brings 50s Harmonies and Hits to the Hanna Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Cleveland

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, concludes its 2017-18 season with the pitch-perfect jukebox musical smash, Forever Plaid. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Cleveland

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Cleveland

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 2017 in Cleveland

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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Cleveland Play House Launches New CPH Theatre Academy Cleveland Play House Launches New CPH Theatre Academy
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland Play House today announced the new CPH Theatre Academy, an ambitious lineup of educational classes being offered to the public, including an updated variation of the renowned youth theatre troupe, the Curtain Pullers. (more...)
New World Performance Lab Presents GOOSETOWN New World Performance Lab Presents GOOSETOWN
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Cleveland

Goosetown tells the story of a man drawn from the hills of West Virginia in 1913 by the promises of a booming Akron. He lands in a violent but exhilarating swirl of people and ambitions where the lines of race, class, and ideology are blurred as fortunes are easily gained and lost. (more...)
Cleveland Public Theatre Presents Annual Contemporary Dance Series DANCEWORKS 2017 Cleveland Public Theatre Presents Annual Contemporary Dance Series DANCEWORKS 2017
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to present DanceWorks 2017, an annual showcase of contemporary dance. DanceWorks 2017 features eight companies from the Northeast Ohio region and beyond, including local favorites Travesty Dance Group, Antaeus Dance, Verb Ballets (with BodyEDT of Taiwan), Inlet Dance Theatre, Elu Dance Company, Across the Board, MorrisonDance and Alpha. (more...)
WordStage Literary Concerts Presents The Literary Legacy of the Beat Generation WordStage Literary Concerts Presents The Literary Legacy of the Beat Generation
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Cleveland

Like the French Impressionist artists of Paris, the Beat writers were a small group of close friends first, and a movement later. The term "Beat Generation" gradually came to represent an entire period in time, but the entire original Beat Generation in literature was small enough to have fit into a couple of cars. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Cleveland (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FREAKY FRIDAY, Coming to Cleveland Play House Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FREAKY FRIDAY, Coming to Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Cleveland

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). Blickenstaff and Hunton will reprise their roles as Katherine Blake (mother) and Ellie Blake (daughter) from La Jolla Playhouse's production, which launched a three-theatre co-production that will move to Cleveland Play House and conclude with a run at Houston's Alley Theatre. Get a sneak peek at them in action at La Jolla Playhouse before they hit Cleveland! (more...)
Shaker Theatre Arts to Present NEVERMORE: THE TALES OF EDGAR ALLAN POE Shaker Theatre Arts to Present NEVERMORE: THE TALES OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in Cleveland

Shaker Theatre Arts presents 'Nevermore: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, a spring Ensemble Show' on April 21-22 at 7 pm, in the Large Auditorium at 15911 Aldersyde Drive, Shaker Heights, OH 44120.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 2017 in Cleveland

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 A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Dave Mason is 'Alone Together Again' at Playhouse Square Dave Mason is 'Alone Together Again' at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in Cleveland

???????Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason of Traffic revisits his classic 1970 masterpiece Alone Together on his new 'Alone Together Again' US tour. As one of America's most beloved classic rock albums, Alone Together - Mason's debut solo album - is represented on eight timeless tracks that are as satisfying and inspiring now as they were when they were released 46 years ago. (more...)
BWW Review:  Disturbing, Funny BETWEEN RIVER AND CRAZY at the Cleveland Play House BWW Review: Disturbing, Funny BETWEEN RIVER AND CRAZY at the Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko on April 12, 2017 in Cleveland

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Steinberg Distinguished Playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose script 'Between Riverside and Crazy,' is now on stage at Cleveland Play House, is noted for writing plays that feature racial discord and the definition of family, while examining 'self-interest, self-delusion, self-recriminating, greed and amorality.' (more...)
4th Annual Station Hope Celebration Features 250 Artists Performing Social Justice-Inspired Works 4th Annual Station Hope Celebration Features 250 Artists Performing Social Justice-Inspired Works
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce CPT's fourth annual Station Hope event on Saturday, April 29th, from 6:30 - 10:30pm on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church, 2600 Church Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)
Joe Bonamassa to Take the Stage at Playhouse Square This Fall Joe Bonamassa to Take the Stage at Playhouse Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2017 in Cleveland

Joe Bonamassa, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon comes to Playhouse Square in support of his latest studio album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Tickets for the Playhouse Square presentation on November 25 are $179, $149, $125, $99 and $89. (more...)
Baldwin Wallace University and Playhouse Square Resurrect Lizzie Borden Musical for 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Baldwin Wallace University and Playhouse Square Resurrect Lizzie Borden Musical for 10-Year Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2017 in Cleveland

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their collaboration, Playhouse Square and Baldwin Wallace University will once again join to present the return of the crowd favorite, American rock musical, LIZZIE to Playhouse Square's Ohio Theatre. Performances will be held Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30. Tickets are just $25 and are available by calling 216-241-6000 or visiting playhousesquare.org. (more...)
Ensemble Concludes 16 | 17 Season with THE NORTH POOL. Ensemble Concludes 16 | 17 Season with THE NORTH POOL.
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2017 in Cleveland

Khadim has no idea why he's been called into the office of Dr. Danielson, the Vice Principal at Sheffield High. At first, Danielson is cagey, using a minor violation to keep the boy at school for detention. But as tension mounts, Danielson alternately plays good cop and bad, and winds up catching Khadim in a series of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed. (more...)