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Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play FestivalWorks by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and MoreRattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! this September, presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., music by Diana Oh, co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, with music direction by Ryan McCurdy. The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE will be presented in repertory. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre presents MINNIE'S BOYSStage Door Theatre presents MINNIE'S BOYS
by Carol Kassie - Jun 26, 2017

Julius, Adolph, Herbie, Leo, and Milton - names that are not at all familiar in the American comedic lexicon.  However, almost any mention of Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo, Chico, and Gummo will immediately elicit nods of recognition, and in most cases happy smiles.   Broward Stage Door Theatre will present the musical Minnie's Boys - the tale of how the sons of Minnie Marx became The Marx Brothers - one of the most beloved and respected comedy acts in history.  Minnie's Boys will open on June 30th and run through August 6th in Stage Door's Theatre 2. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and MoreThe Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere One-Hour Timely Special BLACK AND BLUE, 6/25Investigation Discovery to Premiere One-Hour Timely Special BLACK AND BLUE, 6/25
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Produced exclusively for ID by NBC News' Peacock Productions, and featuring investigative reporting from Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris, BLACK AND BLUE premieres this Saturday, June 24 at 8/7c. The special will be available on Investigation Discovery's TV Everywhere app, ID GO, beginning Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters to Go Under The Sea with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAIDRivertown Theaters to Go Under The Sea with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

As part of its Summer Theater Festival for Families, Rivertown Theaters will close out its 2016-2017 season with a lavish production of one of Disney's timeless Broadway musicals that continues to be a favorite with multi-generations July 13 - 23. (more...)

Riverdale Repertory Company presents DISASTER!Riverdale Repertory Company presents DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the disco era take center stage in a side-splitting homage to classic 1970s disaster films. Riverdale Repertory Company proudly presents the first post-Broadway New York City production of DISASTER! for four performances only: (more...)

A&E Announces Premiere Dates for BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and WHO KILLED TUPAC?A&E Announces Premiere Dates for BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and WHO KILLED TUPAC?
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched 'Biography' banner. (more...)

America's Longest Running Chamber Music Festival presents 88th Exhilarating Season!America's Longest Running Chamber Music Festival presents 88th Exhilarating Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

America's Longest Running Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues its 88th Season with Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet, Michael Brown, Piano, and Nicholas Canellakis, Cello performing Beethoven, Debussy, and Brahms on Sunday, June 18th (3pm). The weekend begins with the first Twilight Series concert of the summer featuring The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players on Saturday, June 17th (6:30pm)! Concerts are scheduled thru September 17th! (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at the Stratford Festival is an Exhilarating ExperienceBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at the Stratford Festival is an Exhilarating Experience
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2017

The Stratford Festival's production of GUYS AND DOLLS opened on Tuesday night at the Festival Theatre and it is sure to be a hit. The performances, the glorious music, the set and lighting design, and the choreography all hit the right note and allow for a fantastic production to be enjoyed by all. (more...)

Peter Serkin, Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell Headline 2017 Opening Concert at Music MountainPeter Serkin, Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell Headline 2017 Opening Concert at Music Mountain
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, launches its 88th Season on Sunday, June 11th with the Opening Concert & Reception featuring the incomparable pianist Peter Serkin along with Stefan Jackiw, Violin, and Jay Campbell, Cello. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. Click below to hear what the company had to say on opening night! (more...)

A&E to Present Documentaries BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and WHO KILLED TUPAC? This JuneA&E to Present Documentaries BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and WHO KILLED TUPAC? This June
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched 'Biography' banner (more...)

Richard X. Heyman Releasing 12th AlbumRichard X. Heyman Releasing 12th Album
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

2017 finds Richard X. Heyman releasing his twelfth album Incognito - 14 brand-new songs incorporating the many talents of the veteran singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer, including forays into blues, funk and folk alongside his signature melodic pop gems. (more...)

Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists RepTwo New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

Music Mountain Opens 88th Summer of Chamber & Twilight MusicMusic Mountain Opens 88th Summer of Chamber & Twilight Music
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Chamber & Jazz music enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the start of Music Mountain's 88th Season! Music Mountain President, Nicholas Gordon announced America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival will kick off on June 11th with a summer featuring Beethoven and favorite Piano Quintets! The Summer Season will also welcome the award-winning clarinetist Oskar Espina-Ruiz as the new Artistic Director for the organization. Concerts are scheduled through September 17th. (see full chamber & twilight music schedules below) (more...)

Photo Flash: LOVE IN IDLENESS Celebrates Opening Night at the Apollo TheatrePhoto Flash: LOVE IN IDLENESS Celebrates Opening Night at the Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At Stratford's GUYS AND DOLLSExclusive Video: Get A First Look At Stratford's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at The Stratford Festival's production of GUYS AND DOLLS directed by Donna Feore. Check out the extended 'Crapshooters' dance sequence below, featuring a 19 piece orchestra playing the 1992 Broadway revival orchestrations for the first time ever since that production. (more...)

Rooftop Films Announces 2017 Summer Series SlateRooftop Films Announces 2017 Summer Series Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

???????Rooftop Films is excited to announce programming for the 2017 Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV. This year's series will take place May 19th to August 19th featuring more than 45 outdoor screenings in more than 10 spectacular venues, with live music, special enhancements and the best new, independent films from around the world. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

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