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Long Beach Playhouse to Host Annual Political Players Radio Show in JuneLong Beach Playhouse to Host Annual Political Players Radio Show in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city's oldest arts organizations. (more...)

Christina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR SeriesChristina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple) and Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), will join previously announced Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy ClubJulie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Diverse Lineup for 2016-17 SeasonSeattle Theatre Group Announces Diverse Lineup for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

CONNECTION stands at the heart of everything Seattle Theatre Group does, and STG's 2016-2017 season features performances by renowned partners from across the globe, country, and region. With life-changing access to artists, mentors, and experiences on and off the stage, STG's upcoming season aims to continue to connect all members of the community through its performances and educational events. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch on Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 sides, $65 Center, $75 with VIP Reception and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.  (more...)

Patti LuPone, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2016-17 SeasonPatti LuPone, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has unveiled its 2016-17 season of music, dance, theater, comedy and more. The Center's star-studded lineup spans virtually every genre of the performing arts and highlights talent from around the globe, including Australia, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Additional events will be announced later in the summer. (more...)

McCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 SeasonMcCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 Season
by David Green - Apr 4, 2016

The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup of world-class entertainment scheduled for the 2016-2017 season that includes Broadway hits Mamma Mia, The Sound Of Music and Chicago, concerts with Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth, family-friendly musicals and entertainment, holiday surprises, comedy legends and solid gold memories, all part of a very full and exciting roster.  Subscriptions go on sale on Tuesday, April 5th at 8am for the Broadway Blockbuster Series, Broadway and Beyond Series, Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum Series, Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Series, as well as a Create-Your-Own Series which allows patrons to mix, match, and program one performance or a full season of entertainment tailored to their own individual tastes.  (more...)

Kennedy Center Sets American Acoustic with Chris Thile Programming, 6/22-25Kennedy Center Sets American Acoustic with Chris Thile Programming, 6/22-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Kennedy Center announced today the schedule and artist lineup for American Acoustic with Chris Thile, a four-day festival curated by virtuoso mandolinist, singer, and composer Chris Thile. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS with Lisa Howard, Jill Paice & More!Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS with Lisa Howard, Jill Paice & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) and more just appeared in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, March 28, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. BroadwayWorld brings you photos backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jill Paice, Josh Grisetti & More Sing the Musicals of the 1950s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS!Photo Coverage: Jill Paice, Josh Grisetti & More Sing the Musicals of the 1950s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) & John Cariani (Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) just appeared in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, March 28, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This JuneHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when The Town Hall presents HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein). Directed by Trevor Hay, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN plays one night only, Monday, June 6 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Karen Akers, Jill Paice, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 3/28Karen Akers, Jill Paice, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) & John Cariani (Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) are set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 28 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces First Summer Lineup - RAGTIME, Yo-Yo Ma, Cyndi Lauper, National Symphony Orchestra and More!Wolf Trap Announces First Summer Lineup - RAGTIME, Yo-Yo Ma, Cyndi Lauper, National Symphony Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the first 63 performances of Summer 2016 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19; Wolf Trap members (donors of $75 and up) have access to presales and are purchasing tickets now. A complete calendar of performances may be found atwolftrap.org/summer and a press release dedicated to the Fine Arts season is here. Ticketing information and links to print-ready photography are below.  (more...)

Smithsonian Kicks Off Super Today with AERIAL AMERICA Marathon, TodaySmithsonian Kicks Off Super Today with AERIAL AMERICA Marathon, Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

AERIAL AMERICA, the epic, long-running series that offers the ultimate bird?s-eye view of our nation, will feature a 14-hour marathon of the 14 participating primary states on Super today, March 1, from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm ET/PT. (more...)

Legendary 'Bob & Ray' Comedian Bob Elliot Dies at Age 92Legendary 'Bob & Ray' Comedian Bob Elliot Dies at Age 92
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Brackett 'Bob' Elliott, formerly one-half of the famed comedy duo of Bob and Ray, passed away yesterday at the age of 92 at his home in Cundy's Harbor, ME (more...)

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi to Play Lackland Center, 2/6Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi to Play Lackland Center, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The sounds of the blues fills Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Center on Saturday February 6 at 8pm with legendary blues musician Guy Davis and special guest harmonica player Fabrizio Poggi. 'Davis' folksy and humble stage presence, combined with his humorous monologues, made one feel that this was not a concert, but rather, an impromptu performance on a front porch down in some southern swamp. Indeed, at times Davis had the audience singing, clapping and stomping their feet.' (Daily Herald Tribune, Grand Prairie, Alberta) (more...)

Pianist Rich Dworsky to Join Garrison Keillor for Evening of Storytelling & Music at NJPAC, 1/31Pianist Rich Dworsky to Join Garrison Keillor for Evening of Storytelling & Music at NJPAC, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) an evening with Pianist Rich Dworsky and Garrison Keillor. Rich Dworsky will be joining Garrison Keillor as Musical Guest and Accompanist for an evening of storytelling and music on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7pm. Don't miss the award-winning theatrical storyteller and host of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion as he shares his homespun humor with NJPAC audience. You can still get tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Irish Rep's Reading Series Continues With CHARLOTTE'S LETTERS, Starring Margo Seibert & MoreIrish Rep's Reading Series Continues With CHARLOTTE'S LETTERS, Starring Margo Seibert & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish-American experience, and produces works of other cultures interpreted through the lens of an Irish sensibility,' continues the 10th season of the Irish Rep Reading Series.  A staged reading of Jennifer O'Grady's play Charlotte's Letters will be held on Friday, January 29 at 3pm EST at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street (the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during current renovations).  The Irish Rep's literary manager, Kara Manning, will direct the reading. Tickets are free, and the event is open to the public.  An RSVP to 212-727-2737 is suggested. (more...)

Guy Davis with Fabrizio Poggi to Bring the Blues to Centenary StageGuy Davis with Fabrizio Poggi to Bring the Blues to Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The sounds of the blues fills Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Center on Saturday February 6 at 8pm with legendary blues musician Guy Davis and special guest harmonica player Fabrizio Poggi.  (more...)

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Coming to Fabulous Fox, 6/18A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Coming to Fabulous Fox, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

he Fabulous Fox Theatre proudly presents host/producer Garrison Keillor & friends live at the Fox Theatre for the popular weekly radio broadcast, A Prairie Home Companion.  This performance will be the last time Garrison Keillor will host A Prairie Home Companion in St. Louis. (more...)

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