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English Touring Opera Brings PATIENCE and TOSCA to Marlowe TheatreEnglish Touring Opera Brings PATIENCE and TOSCA to Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

English Touring Opera bring their first Gilbert and Sullivan production to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May), along with a Puccini favourite. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Synetic TheaterCast Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Synetic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Desire, betrayal, loyalty, and faith. All of these ingredients, when combined with a wordless adaptation, make for a deliciously-dramatic story. (more...)

BILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next MonthBILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. (more...)

The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

 The Industry presents the third installment of FIRST TAKE, a biennial workshop of new American operas - the only showcase of its kind on the West Coast. Today, February 25 (8 - 10 pm) brings the debut of SECOND TAKE, presenting an entire performance of a new opera first heard on the previous FIRST TAKE program. (more...)

The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 The Industry presents the third installment of FIRST TAKE, a biennial workshop of new American operas - the only showcase of its kind on the West Coast. Saturday, February 25 (8 - 10 pm) brings the debut of SECOND TAKE, presenting an entire performance of a new opera first heard on the previous FIRST TAKE program. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals with CHIGGER FOOT BOYS at Tara ArtsPhoto Flash: In Rehearsals with CHIGGER FOOT BOYS at Tara Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Patricia Cumper, renowned playwright and former Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre, draws inspiration from personal and historical stories in her latest play, set in a rum bar by the docks in Kingston, Jamaica 1914. (more...)

English Touring Opera Announces 2017 Spring SeasonEnglish Touring Opera Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

English Touring Opera's Spring 2017 season features the company's first ever Gilbert & Sullivan production, a Puccini favourite marking the opera debut of stage director Blanche McIntyre, and two new operas for young people:Silver Electra and Different. (more...)

NAACP Awards Announces Full List of Winners Following Live BroadcastNAACP Awards Announces Full List of Winners Following Live Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The winners of the "48th NAACP Image Awards" were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer as special correspondents. (more...)

BILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next MonthBILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. (more...)

The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

 The Industry presents the third installment of FIRST TAKE, a biennial workshop of new American operas - the only showcase of its kind on the West Coast. Saturday, February 25 (8 - 10 pm) brings the debut of SECOND TAKE, presenting an entire performance of a new opera first heard on the previous FIRST TAKE program. (more...)

BILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next MonthBILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. (more...)

American Theater Company & National Public Housing Museum Team for THE PROJECT(S), Educational ProgramsAmerican Theater Company & National Public Housing Museum Team for THE PROJECT(S), Educational Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) and the National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) have announced a new partnership to co-create and pilot an educational curriculum in Chicago Public Schools based on ATC's critically acclaimed The Project(s) - a documentary play on Chicago's public housing conceived, co-written and directed by ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger. (more...)

Securus Technologies Commits To Five (5) Year Funding For Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP)Securus Technologies Commits To Five (5) Year Funding For Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Breaking News: Michael Xavier, Siobhan DIllon & Fred Johanson Will Reunite with Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD on BroadwayBreaking News: Michael Xavier, Siobhan DIllon & Fred Johanson Will Reunite with Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close won London's Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016. The award was presented last night, Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony hosted by Sir Elton John and Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer and Small Press Publisher Mistral Khan-BecerraBWW Interview: Writer and Small Press Publisher Mistral Khan-Becerra
by Mark C. Lloyd - Nov 14, 2016

BWW Interviews: Writer and Small Press Publisher Mistral Khan-Becerra (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood & Vine's classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts, is proud to present PROXIMA, the new show by globally recognized, Japanese-based visual/dance ensemble enra. Experts in martial arts, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, contemporary dance, juggling and circus arts, enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. As part of a North American tour, The Montalban brings enra's new PROXIMA show to LA for three nights: Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm and on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5:00pm. Tickets cost $49.00. The Montalban is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For tickets, call 323-461-6999 or visit http://www.themontalban.com/buy-tickets. To learn more about enra and their new production, please visit http://enra.jp. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Stages First Exhibition Of Howard Hodgkins And Claude CahunNational Portrait Gallery Stages First Exhibition Of Howard Hodgkins And Claude Cahun
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The National Portrait Gallery is to stage the first exhibition to pair the works of contemporary artist Gillian Wearing with the innovative early-twentieth century photographer Claude Cahun as part of a spring season that also includes the first exhibition devoted to the portraits of the British painter Howard Hodgkin, it was announced today, Thursday 29 September 2016. (more...)

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch PartyThe Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception today, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch PartyThe Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

8th Annual Bert Smith St. Pete Chillounge Night Presents CIRQUE DU CHILL Tonight 2/208th Annual Bert Smith St. Pete Chillounge Night Presents CIRQUE DU CHILL Tonight 2/20
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Experience again the circus as you never did before: Chillounge Night presents Cirque du Chill - an epic and dynamic circus arts presentation. (more...)

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