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RAIN Celebrates Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary with Concert Salute RAIN Celebrates Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary with Concert Salute
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Cleveland

June 1 will mark the 50th anniversary release of The Beatles' iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and for the first time ever, (more...)
Paula Poundstone to Return for Intimate Playhouse Square Show This Fall Paula Poundstone to Return for Intimate Playhouse Square Show This Fall
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland

Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics, PAULA POUNDSTONE's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! (heard locally on WCPN and WKSU), where she holds the record for game losses. 'The others cheat,' she says magnanimously, 'you wouldn't think NPR would put up with that.' (more...)
Announcing the 2017 Dazzle Awards Recipients Announcing the 2017 Dazzle Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its second annual Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)
Cleveland Public Theatre presents RED ASH MOSAIC Cleveland Public Theatre presents RED ASH MOSAIC
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the world premiere of Red Ash Mosaic, created by Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland Core Ensemble and directed by Raymond Bobgan. Red Ash Mosaic is onstage May 25th through June 17th, 2017, in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)
ADF Partners with DANCECleveland to Launch Dance Festival in Cleveland, ADF in CLE ADF Partners with DANCECleveland to Launch Dance Festival in Cleveland, ADF in CLE
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will partner with northeast Ohio's premiere dance presenter, DANCECleveland, to premiere their summer dance festival in Cleveland. The eight-day festival will include performances by three world-class dance companies, a four-day educational workshop series for advanced level dancers taught by ADF faculty, and free community events, as well as dance related special activities throughout the Playhouse Square district. (more...)
BWW Review: A Cleveland Reviewer Goes to Broadway at Tony Time, 2017 BWW Review: A Cleveland Reviewer Goes to Broadway at Tony Time, 2017
by Roy Berko on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland talent on stage and producers help enlighten Broadway season! (more...)
Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Season Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that renowned choral director Robert Porco will step down from his position as the Orchestra's Director of Choruses with the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.  At that time, he will be the longest-serving Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in the ensemble's history, he began his tenure with the 1998-99 season. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Cleveland (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 LIVE TOUR On Sale Now! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 LIVE TOUR On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Cleveland

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed "Mystery Science Theater 3000" TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of "MST3K" to Cleveland on the "Watch Out for Snakes!" Tour. (more...)
The Cleveland Orchestra Announces AT THE MOVIES Series for 2017-18 Season The Cleveland Orchestra Announces AT THE MOVIES Series for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra announces a three-concert At the Movies series for the 2017-18 season.  Following the popularity of film screenings with live music during the past six seasons, the Orchestra continues the tradition with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, North by Northwest Live, and DISNEY IN CONCERT: Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas.  All three movies will be projected on a giant screen above the Severance Hall stage, with music performed live.  At the Movies series subscriptions are available now for purchase through the Severance Hall Ticket Office, online at clevelandorchestra.com, or by calling Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 1-800-686-1141. (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 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Ensemble Theatre Issue Statement on Coventry Building. Ensemble Theatre Issue Statement on Coventry Building.
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Cleveland

Ensemble Theatre's Board of Directors, Executive Artistic Director and staff have released this public statement in response to the recent news regarding the possibility of the Coventry Building going up for sale. (more...)
John Williams to Conduct Cleveland Orchestra in Program of His Movie Music John Williams to Conduct Cleveland Orchestra in Program of His Movie Music
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that composer John Williams will conduct the Orchestra in a program including music from his celebrated film scores at Severance Hall on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  (more...)
MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE Tickets On Sale Tomorrow! MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Cleveland

Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country starting this summer with the debut of Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes. The iconic Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The newest production from Feld Entertainment, the world's leading producer of live touring family entertainment, will come to Quicken Loans Arena from October 13th to 15th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, May 16th. (more...)
PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Cleveland

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Cleveland

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of 'MST3K' to a city near you on the 'Watch Out for Snakes!' Tour. (more...)
BWW Review: THINGS AS THEY ARE examines poet Wallace Stevens in world premiere at Playwrights Local BWW Review: THINGS AS THEY ARE examines poet Wallace Stevens in world premiere at Playwrights Local
by Roy Berko on May 15, 2017 in Cleveland

As a play in process, "Things As They Are" needs to be reexamined with an eye for sharpening and tightening the dialogue and ascertaining whether all the visual and audio stimuli are necessary to tell the tale. For those who like to see new works, to discuss and add in-put into the development process, Playwrights Local and this play offer that opportunity. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Cleveland (more...)
REALLY REALLY to Make Regional Premiere at Beck Center This June REALLY REALLY to Make Regional Premiere at Beck Center This June
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Cleveland

Beck Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of Really Really June 2 through July 2, 2017 in the Studio Theater. (more...)
Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8 Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Cleveland

On June 7 & 8, Mundy, one of Ireland's most exciting live performers, returns to Irish Arts Center to share two evenings of his upbeat and celebratory folk/pop/rock style. While Irish Arts Center has a history of showcasing cutting edge musicians that redefine what it is to be an Irish artist - including esteemed Irish rockers Joe and Steve Wall of The Stunning, Irish / Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter Loah and theatrical songstress Camille O'Sullivan - Mundy's poetic lyrics, honest folk sensibility, and skilled guitar work truly set him apart. (more...)
The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2017 STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2017 STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Cleveland

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced program details for the 28th annual, free community concert in downtown Cleveland, which will take place on Friday, June 30 at 9:00 p.m. This year's Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank will be held on the spacious Mall B, located at 300 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, between the Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Public Auditorium. (more...)
Kris Kristofferson Comes to Playhouse Square Kris Kristofferson Comes to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Cleveland

Show business wannabes are warned to "keep your day job"… just in case. But in the case of KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, the Rhodes Scholar/Golden Gloves boxer gave up a Captain's rank as a helicopter pilot in the Army's elite Airborne Rangers and a turn-down of an assignment to teach at West Point...all to pursue a music career. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 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 LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
Bobby Sanabria Announces the Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp Bobby Sanabria Announces the Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Cleveland

Under the direction of Artist-in-Residence, Bobby Sanabria, 7-time Grammy nominee and world-renowned jazz drummer/percussionist, composer, music educator, bandleader and producer announces THE ROBERTO OCASIO LATIN JAZZ CAMP - June 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)
Canton Museum of Art to Host NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Free Family Festival Canton Museum of Art to Host NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Free Family Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2017 in Cleveland

Canton Museum of Art (CMA) presents “Night at the Museum: A Free Family Festival” on Saturday, May 20 from 7PM-10PM. This free non-ticketed event is open to the public with entertainment for all ages. (more...)