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Ford Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication CeremonyFord Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre reopened today with a civic dedication ceremony, marking the completion of a multi-year construction project that has restored, upgraded and enhanced this iconic and historic venue on Cahuenga Boulevard East in the Hollywood Hills. Dancers and musicians from the troupe Viver Brasil, among the artists to be featured in the 2017 Ford summer season, led a celebratory procession to the venue's completely new stage, where LA County 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl cut a red ribbon to inaugurate an era of broadened programming, national artistic partnerships, and improved technical facilities and audience amenities. The latter includes the new Ford Terrace Cafe on the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace, "The Zev," which was dedicated today in honor of retired LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the Ford's revitalization during his 20 years as 3rd District Supervisor. (more...)

BWW Review: More Empathy for a Barbaric Monarch in the Touring KING AND IBWW Review: More Empathy for a Barbaric Monarch in the Touring KING AND I
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 13, 2017

Leaning toward spectacle and theatricality, Bartlett Sher's production of THE KING AND I took me by surprise with its emotional power. (more...)

Reggae-Dancehall, Soca, and EDM Converge to Create a New Music FestivalReggae-Dancehall, Soca, and EDM Converge to Create a New Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Electric Karnival's Inaugural Festival Kicks Off In Miami July 3rd - May 21, 2017 - Electric Karnival (EK) takes the stage as Miami's newest music festival on July 3 set amongst the lush tropical environment of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The one-day festival is a culture clash uniting Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, and EDM while orchestrating strong elements on Caribbean Carnival and J'ouvert. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Zahra BarriEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Zahra Barri
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 30, 2017

BWW speaks to Zahra Barri about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Talk Like An Egyptian. (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

YITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre SeasonYITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Ford's 2017 season lineup celebrates diverse cultures through theatre and performing arts. Highlights include Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, presented with the Skirball Cultural Center, in association with The Lincoln Center Festival; and The Hubble Cantata - in association with the LA Opera - an hour-long, space-inspired cantata featuring music by composer Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek and a cutting-edge virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, by Eliza McNitt. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Extends Sold Out Run at RTPIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Extends Sold Out Run at RTP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Richmond Triangle Players joyfully announces it is extending the smash, sell-out run of the wackiest wedding musical ever onstage, It Shoulda Been You. This delightful farce, with a cast comprised of some of Richmond's finest musical-comedy performers, is adding four performances and will now close on July 8, 2017.  The production is sponsored by Hayes & Fisk Photography and Mosaic Catering. (more...)

BODY AND BLOOD to Open Festival 47 at King's Head TheatreBODY AND BLOOD to Open Festival 47 at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

A witty new play about an unheard-of subject – arranged marriages in Ireland – has been chosen to open The King's Head's festival of new writing, Festival 47, this July. (more...)

First Hand Theatrical presents Staged Reading Of New DramaFirst Hand Theatrical presents Staged Reading Of New Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The tumultuous sweep of Pre-Bolshevik and Soviet history is captured in a new, original play which chronicles the true-life stories of Soviet Jewish emigre Bena Shklyanoy's family. From pogroms, through the Bolshevik Revolution, through both World Wars, through Khrushchev's "Thaw" and finally up to the Save Soviet Jewry movement of the 1970s, this new play is drawn from a family and social history researched and written by Ms. Shklyanoy, who emigrated from the Soviet Union to Chicago with her husband and two daughters in 1976. (more...)

DJ Phantasy & Macky Gee Release Let it Shine ft. YoungmanDJ Phantasy & Macky Gee Release Let it Shine ft. Youngman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Following a monumental 2016, from competing at the Red Bull Culture Clash to playing some of the UK's biggest festivals, drum & bass and MC group SaSaSaS have been pushing their way to the forefront of the UK bass scene since their inception. (more...)

Deaf West's OUR TOWN with Jane Kaczmarek, The Hypocrites' PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Coming to Pasadena Playhouse in 2017-18Deaf West's OUR TOWN with Jane Kaczmarek, The Hypocrites' PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Coming to Pasadena Playhouse in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces its 2017/18 season, the first under new Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman, which includes bold, new takes on beloved classics, an exciting new Olivier award-winning political thriller, and an irreverent look at one of America's most hot-button issues. (more...)

Review Roundup: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Actors' PlayhouseReview Roundup: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event. (more...)

Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Center Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Broadway's Hilarious Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at the Miracle TheatreBroadway's Hilarious Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Actors' Playhouse is proud to present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatreMusical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More! (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary CelebrationJennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, today announced two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and newly announced coach on NBC's 'The Voice' Jennifer Hudson will join Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Makes Mid-Atlantic Debut at Richmond Triangle PlayersIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Makes Mid-Atlantic Debut at Richmond Triangle Players
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Richmond Triangle Players concludes its 24th Season with the wackiest wedding musical ever onstage, It Shoulda Been You. This delightful farce, with a cast comprised of some of Richmond's finest musical-comedy performers, opens Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, May 31.  The production, sponsored by Hayes & Fisk Photography and Mosaic Catering, runs through July 1. (more...)

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