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THE MAIDS, DRY LAND & More Set for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE MAIDS, DRY LAND & More Set for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

 Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company today announced that its 2016-2017 season will feature a world premiere, as well as the regional premiere of a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist.   (more...)

Review Roundup: St. Ann's Warehouse's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, with Gillian Anderson & Ben FosterReview Roundup: St. Ann's Warehouse's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, with Gillian Anderson & Ben Foster
by Review Roundups - May 1, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Jack Black Visits Cast Members Backstage at SCHOOL OF ROCKJack Black Visits Cast Members Backstage at SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

SCHOOL OF ROCK cast members Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess took to Instagram today to celebrate their latest backstage visitor: the original Dewey Finn, Jack Black himself! Check out their posts below! (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERETarget Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

Soho Rep Once More Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.Soho Rep Once More Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

In response to popular and critical acclaim, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, announces a second and final extension of the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 22. (more...)

See 'Show of the Season' SHE LOVES ME for Just $50See 'Show of the Season' SHE LOVES ME for Just $50
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 28, 2016

In celebration of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary, She Loves Me returns to Broadway for the first time since it triumphantly launched Roundabout's musical theatre initiative over 20 years ago. Based on the same story that inspired the hit movie You've Got Mail, this romantic musical comedy stars Tony® winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, 'Nashville'), Zachary Levi (First Date, 'Heroes Reborn'), Tony winner and Emmy® nominee Jane Krakowski (Nine, '30 Rock'), Tony nominee Gavin Creel (Hair), Byron Jennings (You Can't Take It With You), and Tony winner Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It). (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

BWW TV: Stevie Nicks Makes Her Broadway Debut at SCHOOL OF ROCK!BWW TV: Stevie Nicks Makes Her Broadway Debut at SCHOOL OF ROCK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2016

Stevie Nicks, the Queen of Rock N' Roll, made her Broadway debut last night following the performance SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's PubTHE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

BWW TV: Stevie Nicks Makes Her Broadway Debut at SCHOOL OF ROCK!BWW TV: Stevie Nicks Makes Her Broadway Debut at SCHOOL OF ROCK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2016

Stevie Nicks, the Queen of Rock N' Roll, made her Broadway debut last night following the performance SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stevie Nicks Joins Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK for Surprise PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: Stevie Nicks Joins Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK for Surprise Performance
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

Last night, the audience was in for a treat as Stevie Nicks joined the SCHOOL OF ROCK band for a surprise curtain call performance of Rhiannon.  Check out the video below! (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

Mike Iveson Sci-Fi World Premiere to Play The Kitchen in MayMike Iveson Sci-Fi World Premiere to Play The Kitchen in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present The Tear Drinkers, the second musical work from beloved performer and Bessie-Award-winning composer Mike Iveson. The Tear Drinkers is a suite of sci-fi songs for six performers and piano; it follows four humans who have been abducted by the United States government and brought to an underground holding tank in New Mexico, so that the government can determine which of them is actually an alien from another planet masquerading as an earthling. Downtown performer Mike Iveson leads a team of exceptional artists, including pioneering video artist Charles Atlas, in a look at the private heartaches and private bathroom rituals of humans and aliens alike. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at Central Square TheatreBWW Review: Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at Central Square Theatre
by Justin J Sacramone - Apr 10, 2016

Presidential candidates are not the only ones taking to the debate stage these days. In Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, characters stand and challenge each other, far more diplomatically than our friends running for higher office, on a long list of mathematical, scientific, and philosophical theories. Characters with strong conviction passionately defending those convictions can make for the type of thought-provoking theatre that stays with you long after curtain call.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Echo Theater Company's DRY LANDPhoto Flash: First Look at Echo Theater Company's DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. The Echo Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of Dry Land, the riveting play by newcomer Ruby Rae Spiegel that has critics and audiences across the U.S. abuzz. Alana Dietze (A Small Fire) directs Connor Kelly-Eiding, Teagan Rose, Daniel Hagen, Ben Horwitz and Jenny Soofor an April 9 opening at the Echo's home base, Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Announced! - Alan Cumming, Marin Alsop, Barry Humphries, John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE and More; Aug. 29Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Announced! - Alan Cumming, Marin Alsop, Barry Humphries, John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE and More; Aug. 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Today Festival Director Fergus Linehan unveiled the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival programme. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 5 to Monday 29 August, welcoming 2,442 artists from 36 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Anne Washburn's ANTLIA PNEUMATICA Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Anne Washburn's ANTLIA PNEUMATICA Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 4, 2016

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of ANTLIA PNEUMATICA, a new play by Anne Washburn, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll, officially opens tonight, April 4, at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 24. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

GREY GARDENS, CONSTELLATIONS, GROUNDED & More Set for Company of Fools' 2016-17 SeasonGREY GARDENS, CONSTELLATIONS, GROUNDED & More Set for Company of Fools' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Company of Fools announces its 21st season featuring five main stage productions, two play readings and a newly commissioned performance piece on contemplation that will be a part of one of The Center's BIG IDEA projects. The five main stage productions in the Company's 2016-2017 lineup include Grey Gardens, Art, Grounded, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and Constellations. (more...)

Get Ready To Rock During A SCHOOL OF ROCK Twitter Takeover with Mamie Parris Today!Get Ready To Rock During A SCHOOL OF ROCK Twitter Takeover with Mamie Parris Today!
by Alan Henry - Apr 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that SCHOOL OF ROCK's Mamie Parris is taking over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld today (April 2nd) to give our readers a behind the scenes look at a two show day on Broadway! Live from inside The Winter Garden Theatre, Parris will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the show! (more...)

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