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Photo Flash: In Rehearsals with TAKING STEPS at Stephen Joseph TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals with TAKING STEPS at Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

A play widely regarded as Alan Ayckbourn's funniest, and his one true farce, Taking Steps, joins the programme at the Stephen Joseph Theatre next month. Take a look at rehearsal photos below! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 1, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 1, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 1, 2017

Good Morning, Theaterati! It's May Day: May 1, 2017, and we're asking the musical question…What if you have five members from two casts of Million Dollar Quartet together backstage after a performance of the show, might it more accurately be known as $1.25 Million Dollar Quartet? (more...)

RealWheels Theatre presents COMEDY ON WHEELS  Celebrating Canada's Birthday with Belly Laughs!RealWheels Theatre presents COMEDY ON WHEELS Celebrating Canada's Birthday with Belly Laughs!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Need a laugh? Award-winning theatre company Realwheels presents Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada's Birthday with Belly Laughs! Building from the ground-breaking success of last season's SexyVoices, this creative and lively disability-inspired comedy variety show combines original stand-up performances, comical scenes, live music, projections, and fun surprises as Realwheels' community cast tackles some of our sacred cows.    (more...)

BWW Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 75th Birthday with Look Back at Top Billboard HitsBWW Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 75th Birthday with Look Back at Top Billboard Hits
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Today, BWW celebrates the 75th birthday of living legend Barbra Streisand with a look back at her top Billboard 100 hits. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre Presents SHREK: THE MUSICALDundalk Community Theatre Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Dundalk Community Theatre concludes it 2017 season with the family musical comedy "SHREK" from April 28th - May 7th with a special family friendly 2pm matinee show added onSaturday May 6th. Individual tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for senior adults and $17 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under. (more...)

Performers and Talent for Thirst Gala Announced, 4/18Performers and Talent for Thirst Gala Announced, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

 Grammy award-winning band OK Go and pop sensation Andy Grammer, with wife Aijia Grammer, will perform at the 8th Annual Thirst Gala on April 18 at The Beverly Hilton to help end the global water crisis, Thirst Project announced today. Attendees will include Laura Marano, Alexis Ren, Debby Ryan, Andrea Russett, Cameron Boyce, Evan Fong, Jay Versace, Trevor Moran, Jack Griffo, Drake Bell, Serayah, Chelsea Briggs, Tahj Mowry, Zane Hijazi, Mikey Murphy,Shane Harper, Jillian Rose Reed, Griffin Arnlund, Jordan Maron, Ronni Hawk, Monique Coleman, Allie Michelle, Jonah Green,Hunter March, Charisma Carpenter, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Michael Welch, Taryn Southern, Lola Plaku, Jen Lilley, Savannah Outen,Drew Seeley, Amy Paffrath, Mike Manning, Ricky Hayberg, Jessika Van, Wesam Keesh, Kristyn Burtt, Julia Price, Josh Sussman,Joe Nation, DaJuan Johnson, Catherine Hardwicke, Craig Thompson, and Heath Huizar. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Building A Show: ACTing Out at Gloucester County SURE Conference and my Playwriting DebutBWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Building A Show: ACTing Out at Gloucester County SURE Conference and my Playwriting Debut
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Apr 11, 2017

On July 15th, 2016, I began writing the first piece of the first theatre project that would be performed outside my head. It wasn't until August 23rd that I decided to chronicle the building of what would become State Your Case. (more...)

ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in ConcertALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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PlayPenn Announces 2017 Conference of New PlaysPlayPenn Announces 2017 Conference of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Taft State Hospital for 'insane negroes,' an Iranian-American professor who is falsely identified as a terrorist, the pressures of climate change and economic survival in a small Australian coastal town, a complex look at race and love in war-time, a family business suffering from a neighborhood's crack epidemic, and a couple navigating a blizzard, a dead son, and a half-decorated Christmas tree will all be explored this summer atPlayPenn's annual new play conference. (more...)

Chita Rivera Returns to Cafe Carlyle Next MonthChita Rivera Returns to Cafe Carlyle Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back Broadway legend Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Cafe Carlyle debut received raves reviews. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and trio. (more...)

The Old Vic Presents the Premiere of COVER MY TRACKSThe Old Vic Presents the Premiere of COVER MY TRACKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cover My Tracks, a new production with live music, starring Charlie Fink and Jade Anouka will be performed at The Old Vic from Monday 5 to Saturday 17 June at 10pm, as part of Lates at The Old Vic. (more...)

Inspired by Chekhov, World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA Hits Home in Trump's AmericaInspired by Chekhov, World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

LIT to Bring Acclaimed Portuguese Playwright to Houston with THE REAL MOTHER OF MARILYN MONROELIT to Bring Acclaimed Portuguese Playwright to Houston with THE REAL MOTHER OF MARILYN MONROE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Luciole International Theatre Company presents the American premiere of The Real Mother of Marilyn Monroe by award-winning Portuguese playwright Armando Nascimento Rosa. (more...)

The Chita Rivera Awards to Honor the Best in Dance and ChoreographyThe Chita Rivera Awards to Honor the Best in Dance and Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) announced that it has established the The Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography (formerly The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards) to honor the best of theatrical dance and choreography, both on Broadway and off, as well as film and television. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in ConcertAmerican Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.  (more...)

COMEDY ON WHEELS Celebrates Canada's Birthday with Belly Laughs!COMEDY ON WHEELS Celebrates Canada's Birthday with Belly Laughs!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Award-winning theatre company Realwheels presents Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada's Birthday with Belly Laughs! This community-based performance has absolutely zero intention to inspire, but every intention to make you giggle. Comedy on Wheels takes place May 18-20, for three performances only, at Performance Works on Granville Island (1218 Cartwright Street). (more...)

Recent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into ChicagoRecent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York-based Recent Cutbacks announces the return of its acclaimed theatrical comedy Hold On To Your Butts, a live, shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park performed by just two actors and a foley artist, to Chicago for a limited engagement at Donny's Skybox Theater at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave, 4th Floor) April 20 through 23, 2017. (more...)

MAS Nashville announces 10th full-length cabaret show 4/17MAS Nashville announces 10th full-length cabaret show 4/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Erin Parker, Laura Matula, Cori Anne Laemelle, Melodie Madden Adams and Megan Murphy Chambers - collectively known as MAS Nashville - return to the stage for their tenth cabaret performance appropriately entitled MAS X, playing the Belcourt Theatre on Monday, April 17. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Experimental Performers Take the Stage in Annex's Research & Development Wing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Annex Theatre experiments with a slew of collaborators, curated by Artistic Director Catherine Blake Smith & company member James Weidman, in a truly 'Annex' style. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor AwardChita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Victory Dance Project, under the Artistic Direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 - 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The season will open with a Celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company's "Woman of Valor Award." The program, entitled From This Movement On will also include a world premiere choreographed by Jordan, as well pieces from the company's repertory. (more...)

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