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BWW Review: Jason Sudeikis Stars in CSC's Crisp and Engaging Stage Premiere of DEAD POETS SOCIETYBWW Review: Jason Sudeikis Stars in CSC's Crisp and Engaging Stage Premiere of DEAD POETS SOCIETY
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2016

While the work of director John Doyle has been a frequent presence at Classic Stage Company for the past few years, his tenure as the company's artistic director gets off to an impressive start this season with a crisp and engaging world premiere production of Tom Schulman's DEAD POETS SOCIETY. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICESalon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is poised between two Empires - The Sceptered Isle and La Serenissima. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian ghetto, The Floor of Heaven interweaves moments from Shakespeare's complex and revolutionary text with the play's original music and songs from the English-Venetian soundscape that Shakespeare's characters would have played and heard. (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 TheatersLIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Stunning Tour-de-Force Production of SEULS Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 SeasonThe Stunning Tour-de-Force Production of SEULS Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Newly appointed Artistic Director of France's La Colline - national theatre, Wajdi Mouawad comes to Philadelphia with his internally acclaimed performance. (more...)

BWW Review: AKEELAH AND THE BEE at Wheelock Family TheatreBWW Review: AKEELAH AND THE BEE at Wheelock Family Theatre
by Rishka Mehra - Nov 8, 2016

In the opening of its 36th season, The Wheelock Family Theatre showcases a production that pushes viewers to test the bounds of their own potentials and work hard to pursue their passions. WFT's Akeelah and the Bee not only presents messages of resilience, tenacity, and perseverance in the face of adversity, but it also highlights the importance of garnering support through communal relationships and fostering a sense of self by understanding the obstacles of the surrounding world. A powerful story punctuated by humor, WFT's production of Akeelah and the Bee triumphs in its ability to include the audience in a narrative where the courage of a child instills hope in others. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents New Production of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/10Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents New Production of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved, enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil.   (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Grand Opera's FAUST Pulls Out All the StopsBWW Review: Houston Grand Opera's FAUST Pulls Out All the Stops
by Gary Laird - Nov 2, 2016

HGO's production of Gounod's FAUST puts the 'grand' in grand opera. The current production has all the bells and whistles - a timeless story, a top-notch cast, the costumes, sets and lighting of an all-out extravaganza. In short, it has everything the word 'opera' conjures up. And it's at the Wortham, all for you. (more...)

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Hot Butterbeer to MenuWizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Hot Butterbeer to Menu
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Delightful, delicious and hot. Three wonderful words that describe hot Butterbeer, the newest addition that will be offered seasonally at Three Broomsticks at 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' at Universal Studios Hollywood. (more...)

Perth International Arts Festival Launches 2017 ProgramPerth International Arts Festival Launches 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin has unveiled a world-class program of art without borders, inviting us to travel to extraordinary places with the most brilliant artists as our guides. (more...)

Beastie Boys Show LICENSED TO ILL Will Run at Southwark PlayhouseBeastie Boys Show LICENSED TO ILL Will Run at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

This November will see hit show Licensed To Ill return to London, thirty years since the Beastie Boys first made headlines with their album of the same name. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Transfer to the West End This NovemberIT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Transfer to the West End This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year, the world premiere production of It Is Easy To Be Dead opens at Studio 2, Trafalgar Studios, for a strictly limited four week limited season from 9 November to 3 December. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh and More Among November Lineup at The Jewish MuseumTovah Feldshuh and More Among November Lineup at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Jewish Museum continues its fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events in November with Wish You Were Here: Golda Meir portrayed by award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann; and noted architect and critic Kenneth Frampton discussing the Maison de Verre (The Glass House), Pierre Chareau's signature building in Paris.  (more...)

Helen Welch Dazzles Audiences and Listeners Alike with her Newest Album 'Spellbound'Helen Welch Dazzles Audiences and Listeners Alike with her Newest Album 'Spellbound'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Critically-acclaimed vocalist Helen Welch is known for her live stage performances which explore a diverse range of musical compositions, starting with the 1930s up through present-day. (more...)

BWW Review: ELIXIR OF LOVE at Houston Grand OperaBWW Review: ELIXIR OF LOVE at Houston Grand Opera
by Gary Laird - Oct 26, 2016

BWW Review: Houston Grand Opera opens the season with an eye-popping ELIXIR OF LOVE (more...)

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre to Present PARIAH, THE STRONGER, and ABU CASEM'S SLIPPERS in Alternating RepAugust Strindberg Repertory Theatre to Present PARIAH, THE STRONGER, and ABU CASEM'S SLIPPERS in Alternating Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, under the leadership of Robert Greer, is committed to production of his plays in new translations and interpretations that illuminate the plays of Sweden's national playwright, whose work remains as relevant today as when they were written.  The company continues its explorations November 12 to December 3 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, presenting a double-bill of two-character plays -- 'Pariah' and 'The Stronger' -- in alternating rep with with Strindberg's Arabian Nights play, 'Abu Casem's Slippers.' (more...)

THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning London Production of GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, 11/11THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning London Production of GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, 11/11
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Jonathan Kent's award-winning production of the classic musical GYPSY - a record-breaking sellout during its acclaimed London run - comes toTHIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS on the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In a new production, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the much-anticipated Midwest premiere of Les Troyens by French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Les Troyens opens Sunday, November 13, with only five performances throughDecember 3 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets are available at lyricopera.org/Troyens or at 312-827-5600. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans is flying to new heights with Dangerous Birds (If Agitated), opening November 4th uptown at Phillips Bar. The vast outdoor patio of the neighborhood institution will be the staging area for three outrageous short comedies by Tennessee Williams tied together as an ornithology lesson by Burlesque staple Bunny Love. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy show-themed cocktails while they watch the capers unfurl in this patio-turned-"atrium" where anything can happen-and will! (more...)

Richard Lederer Returns to North Coast Repertory in ZOOTOPIA: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONRichard Lederer Returns to North Coast Repertory in ZOOTOPIA: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Richard Lederer's Zootopia: A Centennial Celebration!  2016 marks the centennial of our San Diego Zoo, voted the best zoo in the world. In celebration of this milestone, Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will offer a brief history of our zoo and a caravan of animals that run and swim and jump and fly and crawl through our beastly English language. (more...)

John Singer Sargent Programs to Feature Tessa Murdoch, Kathleen Gilje & More at The Jewish MuseumJohn Singer Sargent Programs to Feature Tessa Murdoch, Kathleen Gilje & More at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

In conjunction with its new exhibition, John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by scholar Tessa Murdoch, great-granddaughter of Adele Meyer, subject of Sargent's bravura painting, on January 26; and a conversation with exhibition co-curator Norman Kleeblatt and artist Kathleen Gilje on October 27.  (more...)

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