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BWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New TheatreBWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 5, 2016

It is a wonderful time of year to be reminded of the romanticism inherent in the Australian outback; a topic more frequently explored of late for links to our history, our current social climate and our connection as a nation. Summer Rain is the work of two Australian theatrical legends, Nick Enright and Terence Clark. Summer Rain is no Boy from Oz, but this production is undeniably charming, a quintessential musical, and a wonderful ode to Australia's natural treasures. Debuting as director, Trent Kidd has shown great skill with stagecraft and character development, alongside his clear choreography talents which truly thrive in Summer Rain. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 SeasonThe Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce that TDO will present the United States Premiere of composer Michel van der Aa's critically acclaimed contemporary masterpiece, SUNKEN GARDEN, "a fantastical tale to set the ears and eyes popping" (New York Times headline) during the Texas company's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra To Tour Israel and EuropeThe Toronto Symphony Orchestra To Tour Israel and Europe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is pleased to announce a major tour of Israel and Europe under the leadership of its Music Director, Peter Oundjian, that will run from May 7 to 22, 2017. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After a limited engagement in 2015, Canadian Stage will present an extended Toronto run of Who Killed Spalding Gray?, the latest solo piece written and performed by acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor (The Best Brothers) and produced by reWork Productions. Directed by Daniel Brooks with dramaturgy by Iris Turcott, Who Killed Spalding Gray? will be on stage at the Berkeley St. Theatre from November 30 to December 11. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo and More Take Part in Lena Dunham's 'Sensual Pantsuit Anthem' for HillaryVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo and More Take Part in Lena Dunham's 'Sensual Pantsuit Anthem' for Hillary
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2016

Lena Dunham just unveiled a new Funny or Die video in support of Hillary Clinton featuring a familiar Broadway face. Click below to watch Dunham rap a 'Sensual Pantsuit Anthem' for her candidate of choice, with appearances by THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo and more! (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Appoints Kip Williams as New Artistic DirectorSydney Theatre Company Appoints Kip Williams as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company today announced that it has appointed Kip Williams as Artistic Director commencing 3 November 2016 . (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for TRAVESTIES at Apollo TheatreTickets On Sale Now for TRAVESTIES at Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory's current revival of Tom Stoppard's Travesties will transfer to the West End's Apollo Theatre, beginning performances on 3 February 2017. (more...)

Chrysalis 2016 Festival to Return for Second Year in EdinburghChrysalis 2016 Festival to Return for Second Year in Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Chrysalis returns for its second year this November to showcase new works by youth theatres from around the UK and Europe on topics of importance and concern to young people today. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie HallOrpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra reunites with Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, following a highly successful collaborative New York and European tour in 2015. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

One of the evening's highlights was an epic duet featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle, who joined forces to perform the iconic anthem 'Tomorrow' from ANNIE (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Renee Elise Goldsberry Sing Revised 'Ten Duel Commandments' at Hillary FundraiserVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Renee Elise Goldsberry Sing Revised 'Ten Duel Commandments' at Hillary Fundraiser
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

One of the event's highlights was Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and his HAMILTON co-star Renee Elise Goldsberry, performing a revised election-themed version of the hip hop musical's number,  'Ten Duel Commandments.' (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, NPH, Cynthia Erivo & More at Broadway for Hillary Fundraiser!VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, NPH, Cynthia Erivo & More at Broadway for Hillary Fundraiser!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Last night, the biggest names from Broadway and Hollywood took the stage for a Hillary Clinton fundraiser called STRONGER TOGETHER. Below, check out video highlights from the event and click here  to see the full set list from the night! (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at WPPACBWW Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at WPPAC
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 18, 2016

In 1989, I was a student at Bennington College, probably one of the most progressive and outwardly misunderstood student bodies in America. There were no 'Heathers' (popular girls) in the mix, but if there were, they enrolled against their parent's wishes. (more...)

Costumed Rockers Sky-Pony to Present Halloween Show at Rockwood Music HallCostumed Rockers Sky-Pony to Present Halloween Show at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Sunday October 30, NYC's favorite costumed rockers Sky-Pony will present a Halloween extravaganza at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. (more...)

Final Additional Performance Announced for The St. Petersburg Ballet in AdelaideFinal Additional Performance Announced for The St. Petersburg Ballet in Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following continued strong Adelaide ticket sales the Australian producers of the St Petersburg Ballet have added a final extra performance to the Adelaide season of Swan Lake. The final additional performance will be held on Wednesday December 7 at 7.30pmand will be on sale from Tuesday 11 October. (more...)

Sky Pony, Indie-Popstars Perform a Halloween Concert, 10/30Sky Pony, Indie-Popstars Perform a Halloween Concert, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

On Sunday October 30, Brooklyn band Sky-Ponywill present a Halloween extravaganza at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Expect costumes, surprises, and a healthy dose of their lush and theatrical indie-pop. Led by Tony nominee Lauren Worsham(Gentleman's Guide to Love and Mirder) and her husband, Obie winning songwriter Kyle Jarrow,Sky-Pony has been called 'a beautiful mash-up of music, choreography, costumes, projections and drama' by The Village Voice and 'tight, fierce, hilarious and out of their minds' by The Wall Street Journal. They've built a cult following for their high-energy live shows. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins and More to Be Honored at 2016 Samuel French Awards; Laura Benanti to Perform!Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins and More to Be Honored at 2016 Samuel French Awards; Laura Benanti to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company will honor some of the theatre community's most respected artists, activists and rising stars on Monday, October 24, when they bestow the Samuel French Awards in a private reception. (more...)

Valisia LeKae and Calysta Bevier Honored as 2016 Look Good Feel Better DreamGirls TonightValisia LeKae and Calysta Bevier Honored as 2016 Look Good Feel Better DreamGirls Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the American Cancer Society recently announced that two inspiring cancer survivors and nationally renowned singers would join voices at the 32nd Annual DreamBall tonight, September 28, in New York City. (more...)

Sky-Pony to Hit the Stage at St. Louis's Murmuration FestivalSky-Pony to Hit the Stage at St. Louis's Murmuration Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On Today, September 24, Brooklyn band Sky-Pony will hit the stage at St. Louis's Murmuration Festival. (more...)

BWW Preview: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Preview: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Sep 16, 2016

A look into French-Acadian history starts off Theatre Baton Rouge's 2016-2017 season during their staging of the local, classic musical, "EVANGELINE." (more...)

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