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David Blaine to Take His Magic On The Road in First-Ever North American Tour David Blaine to Take His Magic On The Road in First-Ever North American Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in New Orleans

Having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences unlike any performer in history, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on his first-ever North American tour, announced today.  (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in New Orleans

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for New Orleans (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in New Orleans

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
NOCCA to Host 'FULL STEAM AHEAD' Pop-Up Museum This Month NOCCA to Host 'FULL STEAM AHEAD' Pop-Up Museum This Month
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in New Orleans

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts' full-day academic program, the Academic Studio, presents Full STEAM Ahead: The NOCCA Sciences Pop-Up Museum, a morning of hands-on, interactive activities and experiments in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math for 5th - 6th grade students and their teachers that will fill Solomon Family Hall and the math/science labs in the Chevron Forum at NOCCA. The inaugural Pop-Up Museum is designed to help youth explore the fun, beauty and creativity in math and science! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in New Orleans

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 SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
FUN HOME, ECLIPSED and More Set for Southern Rep Theatre's 31st Season FUN HOME, ECLIPSED and More Set for Southern Rep Theatre's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in New Orleans

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season, featuring FUN HOME by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel; MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon; AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams; ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan; and ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira. (more...)
Jim Brickman to Bring PURE PIANO: THE GREATEST HITS to New Orleans Jim Brickman to Bring PURE PIANO: THE GREATEST HITS to New Orleans
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in New Orleans

Jim Brickman has transformed the genre of solo piano music with his original pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. Brickman celebrates the hits that have spanned his twenty-year career with his 2017 tour Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits. Brickman is bringing the show to New Orleans at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm. (more...)
MOVE IT, AND IT'S YOURS! and GUMBO Headline 2017 Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival MOVE IT, AND IT'S YOURS! and GUMBO Headline 2017 Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in New Orleans

Producers Vatican Lokey* and Edward R. Cox* have announced The Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival, April 7th and 8th at the new Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts in Old Gretna, LA. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in New Orleans

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for New Orleans (more...)
BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett on March 17, 2017 in New Orleans

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in New Orleans

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 RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans Brings Original Musical GARDEN to Life for One Week Only! BWW Interview: Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans Brings Original Musical GARDEN to Life for One Week Only!
by Heidi Scheuermann on March 16, 2017 in New Orleans

Opening tonight for a 4 day only run in the Schulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana is a new, original musical produced by Dumb Ox Ministries, and written by Joey Martineck with music by Greg&Lizzy. Joey Martineck is currently studying to be a Catholic priest at Notre Dame Seminary, and was inspired to write a musical modern re-telling of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve when he was listening to the album "To the Dust" that Greg&Lizzy had created about the wonders of human love. Greg&Lizzy are a husband and wife writing and recording artist duo who consider their music a ministry, and wish to share the human experience with others. (more...)
The Contemporary Arts Center Announces  KID KOALA'S NUFONIA MUST FALL Tour Stops at the CAC 4/14-15 The Contemporary Arts Center Announces KID KOALA'S NUFONIA MUST FALL Tour Stops at the CAC 4/14-15
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in New Orleans

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce Nufonia Must Fall by Kid Koala will be presented at the CAC for a two-performance run on April 14-15, 2017at 7:30pm as part of the company's spring tour. These exciting performances will take place in the CAC's newly-renovated industrial warehouse space and will be an experience to be enjoyed by all ages. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in New Orleans

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for New Orleans (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger
by Tara Bennett on March 13, 2017 in New Orleans

Pondering a good way to spend time with the baby boomer in your life? Look no further than the current touring production of "BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL," which chronicles the earlier years of King's songwriting career. (more...)
BWW Preview: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Preview: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett on March 10, 2017 in New Orleans

If you are looking for a lighthearted evening of theatre that manages to keep you laughing the entire night, then Theatre Baton Rouge's production of "THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" certainly fits the bill. (more...)
Alfred Hitchcock Spoof THE 39 STEPS to Begin Next Month at Rivertown Theaters Alfred Hitchcock Spoof THE 39 STEPS to Begin Next Month at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk on March 10, 2017 in New Orleans

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts continues its spectacular 2016-2017 season with the chaotic comedy The 39 Steps, running Today, March 10 through March 26 on the MainStage. (more...)
Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents TARZAN THE MUSICAL Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents TARZAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on March 09, 2017 in New Orleans

If you loved Mary Poppins's flight over the audience last spring at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, you do not want to miss Tarzan the Musical playing from March 17-26! Tarzan the Musical features flying gorillas, leopards, Tarzan, Jane, and many more!  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 10, 2017 in New Orleans

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 THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Liam Tobin and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Open at the Saenger Theatre BWW Interview: Liam Tobin and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Open at the Saenger Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann on March 07, 2017 in New Orleans

Tonight at the Saenger Theatre we will be treated to a week long stay of recent Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Lots of us know Carole King's music, but how many of us know how she became the musical legend that she is today? This show takes us through her young life as a budding artist, and all of the trials and tribulations she faces as she finds her way in the music world. This is not one to miss, folks! (more...)
Worldwide Tour Dates For LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES Announced Worldwide Tour Dates For LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES Announced
by BWW News Desk on March 07, 2017 in New Orleans

MGP Live today announces 2017 tour dates for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses in North America and Europe. Upcoming shows will feature a new piece from the newly released Breath of the Wild, an all new movement fromSkyward Sword, an updated overture, and the return of a classic piece that might just make some wishes come true! (more...)
BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to New Orleans Next Spring BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to New Orleans Next Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 07, 2017 in New Orleans

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, depicting the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its New Orleans debut at The Saenger Theatre from March 7-12, 2017. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/05/2017 Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW on March 05, 2017 in New Orleans

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/05/2017 for New Orleans (more...)
Curating Prospect New Orleans: Trevor Schoonmaker Conversation with Rick Lowe Curating Prospect New Orleans: Trevor Schoonmaker Conversation with Rick Lowe
by BWW News Desk on March 03, 2017 in New Orleans

Get the inside scoop on one of America's most forward-thinking contemporary art triennials, Prospect New Orleans. Hear from Prospect.4 Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, in conversation with Rick Lowe, Founder of Project Row Houses, Houston.  (more...)
SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Coming to Rivertown Theaters This Spring SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Coming to Rivertown Theaters This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 03, 2017 in New Orleans

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Co-Producers/Artistic Directors Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi continue their commitment to providing opportunities and productions to showcase and develop the talents of budding local thespians with a delightful production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. running March 31 - April 9 in the Lagniappe Theater. (more...)