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Metropolitan Playhouse Presents Annual EAST SIDE STORIESMetropolitan Playhouse Presents Annual EAST SIDE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

OBIE Award-winning theater company Metropolitan Playhouse will present its annual EAST SIDE STORIES, a three-week celebration of the life and lore of the East Village featuring four new plays and six new solo performances. (more...)

Jean Harlow is a Hit with the Stars at The Hollywood MuseumJean Harlow is a Hit with the Stars at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

???????The Hollywood Museum is pleased to present "Jean Harlow: Hollywood's First Blond Bombshell." The exhibit opened to  to the public this month in celebration of the iconic platinum blond, Jean Harlow. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the '40s to Town Hall for 'Broadway by the Year'Karen Ziemba, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the '40s to Town Hall for 'Broadway by the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst and Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Broadway Vet Bebe Neuwirth to Perform in Support of Arena Stage This SpringBroadway Vet Bebe Neuwirth to Perform in Support of Arena Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host An Evening with Bebe Neuwirth on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents South Africa: Then & Now, a dynamic spring repertory that takes audience members back to the depths of Apartheid, before moving forward to the ongoing search for truth and reconciliation in a wounded country. The repertory launches with Athol Fugard's seminal masterpiece, BLOOD KNOT (March 29-April 30, 2017)-an intimate parable about a brotherhood devastated by the constraints of Apartheid-under the direction of Studio Theatre Founding Artistic Director Joy Zinoman, making her Mosaic Theater Company debut. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre to Present Free Reading of Eric Burns' RISE AND FALLWestport Community Theatre to Present Free Reading of Eric Burns' RISE AND FALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

FREE to the public! Westport Community Theatre is presenting an original workshop production of a new play, Rise and Fall, by noted media personality and former Westport resident, Eric Burns. Rise and Fall takes place on March 10th at 8 pm; the one-night staged reading is part of the theatre's ETC staged reading series. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.  Ben Vereen's performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. In this special evening, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa,  you will take a whirlwind trip through Vereen's career and favorite songs - including numbers from Pippin (for which he won the Tony Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar, interspersed with loving and sometimes hilarious anecdotes about some of the Broadway greats he has worked with.  The night winds its way through various autobiographically-inspired segments.  Media sponsor for this special event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

The Hollywood Museum to Honor the Original Blonde Bombshell: Jean HarlowThe Hollywood Museum to Honor the Original Blonde Bombshell: Jean Harlow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is pleased to present "Jean Harlow: Hollywood's First Blond Bombshell," opening to the public on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, in celebration of Harlow's birthday. Born Harlean Carpenter, the Kansas City, MO native would have been 106. Producer and entrepreneur, Howard Hughes, is credited with discovering many of Hollywood's golden age leading ladies, but Harlow was his first. From vintage vixens to modern movie mavens (Monroe, Mansfield, Modonna and even Lady Gaga), have all paid homage to the great Jean Harlow, who died mysteriously at the age of 26. Max Factor, who created the "Platinum" blonde look, first unveiled it on Harlow and recreated for Marilyn Monroe - both in the Max Factor Studio's, now The Hollywood Museum. (more...)

Cast Complete for Barrow Group's New Adaptation of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLECast Complete for Barrow Group's New Adaptation of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Barrow Group has announced complete casting for the second show in their 2016/17 season, Henrik Ibsen's ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, in a new adaptation by Seth Barrish and K. Lorrel Manning. (more...)

'The Underground Railroad,' 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' Receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence'The Underground Railroad,' 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' Receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association selects 'The Underground Railroad,' by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' by Matthew Desmond, published by Crown, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The selections were announced this evening during the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception that are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia from Jan. 20 24. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallCarolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 27 at 8pm, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera HouseBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Time Travel Adventure THE HISTORY MYSTERY to Play TADA! This WinterTime Travel Adventure THE HISTORY MYSTERY to Play TADA! This Winter
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 11, 2017

Opening on Inauguration Day and closing on President's Day, TADA!'s winter original musical is starting a very important conversation with family audiences. Originally written in 1995, The History Mystery book was rewritten after the 2016 election. The History Mystery touches on women's rights, civil rights, and freedoms this country was founded on. (more...)

New Theatre Arts Classes Offered at Gettysburg Community TheatreNew Theatre Arts Classes Offered at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will offer a variety of theatre arts classes for children and adults this winter and spring beginning the week of January 9th. (more...)

Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago ShakespeareFrancis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman chronicling three generations of the Hollander family in a sweeping story that spans history from occupied Poland to present-day America. Directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, The Book of Joseph debuts in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, January 29-March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CAROLS at 1812 Productions is a Nostalgic Look at Christmas PastBWW Review: THE CAROLS at 1812 Productions is a Nostalgic Look at Christmas Past
by Kelli Curtin - Dec 14, 2016

THE CAROLS, the latest show onstage at 1812 Productions, is a delightful show that takes audiences back to the year 1944 in a small New Jersey town. Artistic Director, Jennifer Childs, wrote and directed this original play that is a heartfelt reminder of the importance of family and kindness. This production is an emotional and heartwarming story, and the writing and performances are full of warmth and sentiment. THE CAROLS at 1812 Productions is witty and truly a delightful production. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Bebe Neuwirth Headlines Benefit at Arena StageONE NIGHT ONLY! Bebe Neuwirth Headlines Benefit at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce that two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will headline the theater's 2017 exclusive benefit on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor and Playwright Mike RandallBWW Interview: Actor and Playwright Mike Randall
by Mark C. Lloyd - Nov 21, 2016

BWW Interview: Actor and Playwright Mike Randall (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna PlayhouseM*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

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