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Kenneth T. Novice Named Dallas Summer Musicals PresidentKenneth T. Novice Named Dallas Summer Musicals President
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) announces the appointment of Kenneth T. Novice as its President. Novice will begin his position on May 1, 2017 with an immediate plan of action to continue the work that David Hyslop, DSM's Interim Managing Director, started last year of instilling stability and sustainability for the organization. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Alfred Molina to Lead Ten Chimneys' 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship ProgramAlfred Molina to Lead Ten Chimneys' 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced accomplished, London-born actor Alfred Molina will lead the prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces a one-night-only Earth Day event surrounding its World Premiere production of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz.   (more...)

BWW TV: Something's Coming! Watch Highlights from WEST SIDE STORY at the OrdwayBWW TV: Something's Coming! Watch Highlights from WEST SIDE STORY at the Ordway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2017

West Side StoryThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is presenting West Side Story now through April 16. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonight, Tonight! First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at the OrdwayPhoto Flash: Tonight, Tonight! First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is presenting West Side Story now through April 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public TheaterGENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a one-week extension for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias. The show officially opened on Wednesday, April 5, and was previously extended through Sunday, May 14. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 21. (more...)

BWW Interview: Edward Gero On the Current State of the Arts, Judge Scalia, Nixon & Shakespeare Cohort KeachBWW Interview: Edward Gero On the Current State of the Arts, Judge Scalia, Nixon & Shakespeare Cohort Keach
by Gil Kaan - Apr 7, 2017

John Strand's THE ORIGINALIST had its world premiere in 2015 at The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. with the titular role of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia played by the critically acclaimed Edward Gero. Edward reprises his role at The Pasadena Playhouse's starting April 11. I made the most out of the opportunity to put Edward on the stand to cross-examine him on what it means to portray one of the most polarizing judges in U.S. history. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Host Chicago Premiere of NATIVE GARDENSVictory Gardens to Host Chicago Premiere of NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias and directed by Marti Lyons. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved ClassicThe New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY PhilharmonicAlan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

BWW Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Taut and Intense NEVER THE SINNERBWW Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Taut and Intense NEVER THE SINNER
by Chris Gibson - Mar 18, 2017

Like a lot of writer John Logan's works NEVER THE SINNER explores the darker side of humanity. It was his first play, but you wouldn't know it by the intensity it spawns as its tale unfolds. The New Jewish Theatre is presenting a taut production of this piece which focuses our attention on Leopold and Loeb, the teenage purveyors of the 'crime of the century' in the early 1920's. It's a well crafted and dramatic show that only breaks the palpable tension that's been building in the air for an intermission about half way through it. What makes this story particularly timely, in my estimation, is that these two 'kids' became enamored with Nietzche's idea of there being 'supermen' who are above the law due to their supposed superiority. That's a drastic simplification of the concept as a whole, but the point is that we can still see this type of thinking in the current world we live in. This is a show that's definitely worthy of your time and attention. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri ShekarVictory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

FUN HOME, MIES JULIE and More Lead Victory Gardens 2017-18 SeasonFUN HOME, MIES JULIE and More Lead Victory Gardens 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2017-2018 Season. Victory Gardens' 43rd Season will include the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; the Chicago premieres of Fade, a co-production with Teatro Vista, by Tanya Saracho, and Mies Julie, a contemporary reworking of August Strindberg's classic Miss Julie by Yael Farber, as well as the world premieres of Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu and Doing It by Boo Killebrew. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Hit the Stage at the Ordway This SpringWEST SIDE STORY to Hit the Stage at the Ordway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present West Side Story, April 4-16. (more...)

A WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory GardensA WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere, hit production of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Chay Yew, with music direction by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul will now run through March 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I'LL EAT YOU LAST at MTC MainStage!Photo Flash: First Look at I'LL EAT YOU LAST at MTC MainStage!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Jodi Stevens (Broadway's 'Urban Cowboy' and 'Jekyll and Hyde') stars as Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers in the hit comedy, 'I'll Eat You Last,' now playing at MTC MainStage in Norwalk, CT.  (more...)

Madhuri Shekar's QUEEN to Make World Premiere at Victory Gardens TheaterMadhuri Shekar's QUEEN to Make World Premiere at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. Queen runs April 14 - May 14, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Ron Fassler and Joanna Gleason are UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Drama Book ShopRon Fassler and Joanna Gleason are UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actor-writer Ron Fassler for the launching of his new book Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway, February 27th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public and will be followed by a signing. He will be joined by Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods) for a discussion. Copies of the book, published by Griffith Moon Publishing, will be available for purchase ($29.95).  (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester to Present A Reading of NEVER THE SINNERLittle Theatre of Manchester to Present A Reading of NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Little Theatre of Manchester's popular script-in-hand play-reading series, begins on March 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. with a reading of John Logan's dramatization of the 1920's Leopold and Loeb crime and trial, NEVER THE SINNER. (more...)

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