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Author Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin TheatreAuthor Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a fun and informative conversation before the 8 p.m. performance of Diamond Dogs, this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Special guest Alastair Reynolds, UK-based novelist and author of Diamond Dogs, will be joined by adaptor Steve Pickering of the Chicago collective Shanghai Low and Artistic Director of The House Nathan Allen. Hear from Reynolds about his inspirations for creating his 'Revelation Space Universe' where Diamond Dogs is set, and from our Chicago-based artists about shaping this world premiere adaptation. Plus, the Company will surely get Reynolds to talk about his background as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency - an opportunity not to be missed.  Admission for this one-night-only conversation is free. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance, and all remaining performances of Diamond Dogs, can be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com. (more...)

CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World PremiereCRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Ibex, Inc,  announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia,  will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org)  on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org)  on March 13th.  A national tour and possible return to New York City are planned. An earlier version of the show was performed as part of the La Mama Theatre Puppet Series. (more...)

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents PETE THE CATThe Center for Puppetry Arts presents PETE THE CAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On April 4, Pete the Cat makes its stage debut at the Center for Puppetry Arts!Based on The New York Times best-selling book series by Georgia authors James and Kimberly Dean, this original production has been in the making for more than two years. Inspired by Pete the Cat's many adventures, the production invites audiences to join a meeting of the "Pete the Cat Club" - a place where everyone loves to read Pete the Cat.  (more...)

Immersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC RunImmersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Ibex, Inc, announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia, will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org) on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org) on March 13th. (more...)

HERE Presents CULTUREMART 2017 Next MonthHERE Presents CULTUREMART 2017 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The OBIE-winning HERE proudly presents CULTUREMART 2017, taking place March 15 - 25.  In this annual festival, CULTUREMART, process becomes the focus, offering a first look at live performance in various stages of development from the boundary-breaking artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) as they journey to mainstage production. (more...)

Dame Julie Andrews Stops By Colbert for a Delightful Chat About Career and MoreDame Julie Andrews Stops By Colbert for a Delightful Chat About Career and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The incomparable Dame Julie Andrews stepped out on stage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she charmed the late night host with talk of her audition for My Fair Lady, becoming a dame, and a little trick for looking great in photographs.  (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company StudioPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! - Uncensored, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 6pm and 9pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Submersive Productions' Immersive H.T. Darling's INCREDIBLE MUSEUMTickets on Sale for Submersive Productions' Immersive H.T. Darling's INCREDIBLE MUSEUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for H.T. Darling's Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere, Submersive Productions' latest immersive theater experience. Performances are March 30 to April 30 at the historic Peale Center in downtown Baltimore. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Look - THE WOODSMAN Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording Tugs the Heart StringsSTAGE TUBE: Inside Look - THE WOODSMAN Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording Tugs the Heart Strings
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2017

The original music from off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN - The Tragic Story of The Tin Man is available in a solo recording, composed and performed by violinist Edward W. Hardy. The album is produced by Jim McElwaine, and recorded and mixed by Jonathan Jetter at Right Angle Recording, New York, NY. Click below to listen to Hardy play a beautiful selection from the album in the recording studio!  (more...)

THE DRAGON KING will Reign at Center for Puppetry ArtsTHE DRAGON KING will Reign at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A vibrant underwater tale based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King comes to the Center for Puppetry Arts, March 14 - April 2. It hasn't rained in ages, the village is in trouble and the only one with the power to bring back water to the land is The Dragon King. In hopes of finding the Dragon King, a determined grandmother voyages to the bottom of the sea to make a plea for a rainy day. Will she be successful? Families are invited to find out during this lively puppet adventure! (more...)

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks New Netflix Series: 'I've Long Wanted to Do a Show Like This'VIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks New Netflix Series: 'I've Long Wanted to Do a Show Like This'
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Julie Andrews stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss her new pre-school show JULIE'S GREENROOM, premiering on Netflix on March 17th. (more...)

Spectacular Version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Debut at Skylight Music TheatreSpectacular Version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Debut at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre presents an inventive new version of Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry's heartwarming, 18th-century light opera, Beauty and the Beast (Zemire et Azor). (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center & Jazz Foundation of America co-Present Stanley JordanBaryshnikov Arts Center & Jazz Foundation of America co-Present Stanley Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and Jazz Foundation of America will co-present Stanley Jordan on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8pm at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater. Among the most gifted guitarists of his generation, Jordan is master of the two-handed tapping technique, using the neck of the guitar like a keyboard rather than strumming or picking. Applying this astonishing technique, or "touch style" in another setting, Jordan also performs on both guitar and piano at the same time, playing chords and melodies with his hands on separate instruments and uniquely melding the two sounds into one. More than a technical phenomenon, Jordan conveys an astounding depth of musical expression through a multi-faceted solo repertoire, ranging from bold reinventions of classical masterpieces to improvisational contemporary works. At BAC, Jordan will be joined for several songs by his daughter, New York City-based singer/songwriter Julia Jordan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Idina Menzel, Alec Baldwin, Tituss Burgess & More Join Julie Andrews in JULIE'S GREENROOM on Netflix!STAGE TUBE: Watch Idina Menzel, Alec Baldwin, Tituss Burgess & More Join Julie Andrews in JULIE'S GREENROOM on Netflix!
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2017

Award-winning actress Julie Andrews will star in Julie's Greenroom, a new preschool show from The Jim Henson Company that features an all-new puppet cast of kids learning about the performing arts. The series will be available exclusively to Netflix members globally in early 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist will come to life at the Center for Puppetry Arts for one week only, from February 28 - March 5. The show is performed by Simpich Marionettes out of Colorado Springs, Colo., and features David Simpich's ornate, hand-carved marionettes. In this one-man show, Simpich does double duty puppeteering his marionettes while performing as Dickens. As the narrator, he tells the tale of literature's famous orphan who escapes an orphanage only to find himself caught up in London's underground crime scene.  (more...)

Disney Princess and Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga Brings a Magical Night of Music to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/2Disney Princess and Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga Brings a Magical Night of Music to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Disney princess Lea Salonga has thrilled audiences worldwide as Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan and Mulan II) in the Disney animated classics, and has toured in the title role of the enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale Cinderella. On stage, she has starred on Broadway in Les Miserables and created the role of Kim in Miss Saigon.  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents the Tony Award winner in a magical concert of hits that you know and love on Sunday, April 2 at 8 p.m.  Praised around the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival.  This spectacular evening is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa with media sponsor CPBN - Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This AprilBroadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2015, Tony and Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present CARDBOARD EXPLOSION!The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present CARDBOARD EXPLOSION!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

As part of its Spring Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Cardboard Explosion! by Puppet Showplace Theater Resident Artist Brad Shur.  (more...)

Celebrate Elmo's Birthday at the Center for Puppetry Arts 2/4Celebrate Elmo's Birthday at the Center for Puppetry Arts 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Center for Puppetry Arts is hosting a birthday bash for one of Sesame Street's most iconic muppets! On Saturday, February 4, fans are invited to celebrate Elmo's birthday with an Elmo-themed inflatable, party favors and more. (more...)

Sony Animation Announces Details & Release Date for Lin-Manuel Miranda's VIVOSony Animation Announces Details & Release Date for Lin-Manuel Miranda's VIVO
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning (Emmy, Tony, Grammy, Olivier, Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient) creative force behind the groundbreaking Broadway musical HAMILTON, writes new songs for this musical animated feature. (more...)

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