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Photo Coverage: Paul Byrom Kicks off SUMMER FROM DUBLIN Tour at Rory Dolan'sPhoto Coverage: Paul Byrom Kicks off SUMMER FROM DUBLIN Tour at Rory Dolan's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017

Last night at Rory Dolan's in Yonkers, NY Tenor Paul Byrom performed and Broadwayworld.com was there to capture the event. One of Ireland's premier tenors, Paul Byrom, will perform at Rory Dolan's on Sunday, May 21 as part of his 12-city "Summer from Dublin" tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHTBWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT
by Chris Gibson - May 20, 2017

It's uncanny the way that Upstream Theater is able to produce plays that consistently tackle issues that, while often international in scope, often resonate with situations we face in our own country and, in particular, the current political climate we find ourselves in. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is a very intriguing and powerful work by Nicholas Wright (adapted from a book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela) that focuses our attention on post-apartheid South Africa, and which delves into the institutionalized racism that gripped that area of the world for many, many years. It's a subject that it is abhorrent in nature, but one which we seem to see America headed toward with the rise of white nationalist actions and policies. The seeds seem to have been sown with the cultural backlash from certain quarters following the election of Barack Obama, our first African American president, and which are starting to become more dangerously vocal and violent since he left office and was replaced by our current president, who surrounds himself with people whose agendas and ideologies are in direct conflict with the progress that has occurred since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. This work, though it deals mainly with conciliatory efforts, is one that needs to be seen as a reminder that, if we are to continue to progress as an open society, we need to remain vigilant as citizens to ensure we do not take steps backwards in this regard. There's a lot to contemplate here, and this production is decidedly must-see theatre. (more...)

Low Cut Connie's 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)' Out Today via Contender RecordsLow Cut Connie's 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)' Out Today via Contender Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Today, Low Cut Connie release their fourth studio album Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (more...)

Lambda Archives presents Lillian Faderman on Harvey MilkLambda Archives presents Lillian Faderman on Harvey Milk
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

 Lambda Archives next installment of their Out at the Archives series will feature Lillian Faderman presenting “The Lives and Death of Harvey Milk” on May 23rd. There will be an opportunity for attendees to meet Professor Faderman at a VIP reception beginning at 6:30, prior to the 7:30 presentation at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. (more...)

Theatre-Hikes' 2017 Season Takes a Midsummer Hike Around the WorldTheatre-Hikes' 2017 Season Takes a Midsummer Hike Around the World
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre-Hikes is excited to present our series of four plays for this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Helps Raise $624,604 at State Theatre New Jersey Benefit GalaPhoto Flash: Audra McDonald Helps Raise $624,604 at State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 13, 2017 the State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala, featuring six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, raised $624,604 for the not-for-profit performing arts center. Proceeds from the Benefit Gala support State Theatre New Jersey's acclaimed artistic and educational programs. Scroll down for photos from the gala! (more...)

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes to Exhibit at Museum of African American Art This JulyVisual Artist Bernard Hoyes to Exhibit at Museum of African American Art This July
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has accomplished yet another career defining feat. The master craftsman was recently commissioned by a private collector to recreate the divinely celebrated winged stallion Pegasus, one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. (more...)

Low Cut Connie Share New Song 'Dirty Water' from New Album 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)'Low Cut Connie Share New Song 'Dirty Water' from New Album 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Next Friday, May 19, Low Cut Connie will return with Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (more...)

Previously Unreleased Prince Track 'Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden' Now AvailablePreviously Unreleased Prince Track 'Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announce the instant grat download of the previously unreleased track 'Our Destiny|Roadhouse Garden' from the upcoming release of Purple Rain Deluxe and Purple Rain Deluxe - Expanded Edition. (more...)

Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

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...)

Chita Rivera Set for Evening of Songs and Conversation at Kimmel CenterChita Rivera Set for Evening of Songs and Conversation at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the roles of Anita in 'West Side Story', 'Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 27th!Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 27th!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the nominees for the 27th Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arts Alliance Illinois, under the leadership of Executive Director Claire Rice and Board Chair Brooke Flanagan, Director of Institutional Advancement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, welcome artistic, business, creative, and philanthropic leaders from across Illinois to the organization's Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street in Chicago. Guest check-in and a reception begin at 11:15am, with the seated luncheon following promptly at noon. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Pay Tribute to John WilliamsPacific Symphony to Pay Tribute to John Williams
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

It took just two notes-found in the theme to Steven Spielberg's movie "Jaws," (dun-DUN...dun-DUN)-to make a major, permanent impression on the minds of moviegoers for generations to come. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Adds Two New Opportunities to Experience Trisha Brown Dance CompanyJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Adds Two New Opportunities to Experience Trisha Brown Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival has added two more opportunities for audiences to experience Trisha Brown Dance Company. Originally a five-performance run, August 16-19 in the Ted Shawn Theatre, the Pillow has added a Thursday matinee to the company's schedule. Members of Trisha Brown Dance Company will also perform the site-specific work Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, August 13, a co-presentation of Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Clark. An icon of American dance with extensive Jacob's Pillow connections spanning more than 30 years, choreographer Trisha Brown died March 18, 2017. In a New York Times obituary, chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay wrote “Few dance inventors have so combined the cerebral and sensuous sides of dance as Ms. Brown did, and few have been as influential. Her choreography…helped shape generations of modern dance creators into the 21st century.” (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This WinterMark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYAQuintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its 7th season of progressive classic theatre with Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in the Philadelphia premiere of a new version by Annie Baker.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Chattin' with Chita- The Broadway Legend Gets Ready for Her Cafe Carlyle Return!BWW TV Exclusive: Chattin' with Chita- The Broadway Legend Gets Ready for Her Cafe Carlyle Return!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back Broadway legend Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Cafe Carlyle debut received raves reviews. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and trio. Below, watch as she chats with Richard Ridge about the upcoming appearance! (more...)

Pulitzer-Prize Winner, Historian David Garrow to Discuss New Biography of President Obama at the National Press Club, May 11Pulitzer-Prize Winner, Historian David Garrow to Discuss New Biography of President Obama at the National Press Club, May 11
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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National Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebrates 60 Years of Cultural Legacy with Legendary HonoreesNational Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebrates 60 Years of Cultural Legacy with Legendary Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

In a press conference held today at the One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center (the Freedom Tower), Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, Chairperson of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP), alongside members of the Parade's Board of Directors, announced plans for the 2017 Parade, its 60th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, June 11. (more...)

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