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BWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad StageBWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Feb 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica recently presented the one and only spectacular Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique, one-night solo concert event - CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION, and I can honestly tell you the girl's still got it and knows exactly how to use it to bring Broadway magic to the stage! The incomparable Tony Award winner recreated signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink, The Visit, and from her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story which brought her the stardom she so richly deserves. (more...)

Tony Winning Playwright David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre EnsembleTony Winning Playwright David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario have announced Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe has joined the ensemble. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre to Present TRUST by Steven DietzFells Point Corner Theatre to Present TRUST by Steven Dietz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Fells Point Corner Theatre will present Trust by Steven Dietz. (more...)

Star-Studded Cast, Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESSStar-Studded Cast, Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Nick Gandiello's touching and timely drama The Blameless, which was developed in a reading in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival last year.Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match, Bethany) returns to the Globe to direct. (more...)

FLOR DE NIT. EL CABARET se despide esta semana de BarcelonaFLOR DE NIT. EL CABARET se despide esta semana de Barcelona
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 23, 2017

Este domingo 29 de enero la nueva version de FLOR DE NIT, de la compañia Gataro, bajara el telon por ultima vez en el Almeria Teatre de Barcelona (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First NightEVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMASVIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty returned The St. James Studio over the holidays to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars stars. (more...)

Applications Open for 2017 Season at SPACE on Ryder FarmApplications Open for 2017 Season at SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm - a nonprofit residency program for artists and activists housed on a 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York - announces open applications for all programs for its seventh season, which will run June through October, 2017. (more...)

Full Line-Up Confirmed for 'An Anderson and Petty Christmas'Full Line-Up Confirmed for 'An Anderson and Petty Christmas'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In addition to the stars below, 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' has recently added Katie Brayben, Lynne Wilmot, and Declan Egan to the line-up of this one-night-only concert on December 19.  (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Music Hall At Fair ParkBWW Review: BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Aaron Zilbermann - Dec 14, 2016

Perhaps it's because I'm a Jew, bringing my two Jew daughters (age six) to a Christmas musical, or perhaps it's the fact that a strong majority of the Christmas songs presented in Broadway Christmas Wonderland were, in fact, written by Jews, however when sitting down to enjoy this show, it quickly becomes obvious that a person doesn't have to be a Christian or celebrate Christmas to enjoy this musical at the Music Hall at Fair Park. The cast is filled with unbelievably skilled dancers and singers, and the stage presence of all six of the leads is delightful and carried with strength. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dear Friends Celebrate Laura Benanti's Baby Shower at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Dear Friends Celebrate Laura Benanti's Baby Shower at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This weekend, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steve Baruch and the partners at Feinstein's/54 Below generously threw Broadway favorite, Laura Benanti, a baby shower!  (more...)

Photo Flash: There's NO KNOWING at the Stephen Joseph Theatre this ChristmasPhoto Flash: There's NO KNOWING at the Stephen Joseph Theatre this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Family secrets are uncovered after a 40th wedding anniversary party in the latest play by world-renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London ShowsDREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a big musical revival to starry panto and Matthew Bourne's latest, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre503 and Sleeping Trees Present SCROOGE AND THE SEVEN DWARVESPhoto Flash: Theatre503 and Sleeping Trees Present SCROOGE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

After the sell-out successes of Cinderella and the Beanstalk, award-winning Sleeping Trees return to Theatre503 with the world premiere of Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves - a glorious cocktail of everyone's favourite pantomimes, directed by highly acclaimed Simon Evans (The Dazzle, Bug, Silence of the Sea). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Alan Ayckbourn's NO KNOWING at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Alan Ayckbourn's NO KNOWING at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Family secrets are uncovered after a 40th wedding anniversary party in the latest play by world-renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Funkadesi Celebrates 20 Years on 12/3Funkadesi Celebrates 20 Years on 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Funkadesi, Chicago's 10-time award-winning intercultural band, will perform at Old Town School of Folk Music's Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall (4544 N Lincoln Ave) on Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., highlighting their dynamic blend of Indo-Afro-Caribbean music while celebrating 20 years of music-making. Tickets are $9-$50 and are available at https://www.oldtownschool.org or by calling 773-728-6000. The 5:00 p.m. show will be family-friendly. (more...)

Cast Revealed for Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Return Atlanta EngagementCast Revealed for Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Return Atlanta Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the triumphant return Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre February 22 - March 5 as a Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season special. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE OpensOrlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE Opens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

This season's PlayFest lineup will be dedicated to new works that have a direct correlation to themes relating to the Pulse shooting that took place in Orlando on June 12, 2016. The groundbreaking new works will include Israel Horovitz's The Day Before Yesterday, Karen Zacarias'Native Gardens, Allison Gregory's Motherland, Lee Blessing's Minneapolis/St. Paul, and John Biguenet's Ever After.   (more...)

There's No Knowing at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre with a New Play by Alan AyckbournThere's No Knowing at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre with a New Play by Alan Ayckbourn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Family secrets are uncovered after a 40th wedding anniversary party in the latest play by world-renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara Makes Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall TonightTony Winner Kelli O'Hara Makes Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall tonight, October 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

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