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SIMPLY SIMONE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE to Continue Theatrical Outfit's 40th SeasonSIMPLY SIMONE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE to Continue Theatrical Outfit's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Atlanta audiences are invited into the spellbinding life and legend of 20th century diva and icon, Nina Simone with Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone, directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris whose Fly at Theatrical Outfit mesmerized patrons a few seasons back. This revealing musical memoir plays March 23-April 15, 2017 continuing Theatrical Outfit's 40th Anniversary Season of Hope! (more...)

BUCKET LIST, AS THE CROW FLIES, and More Part of Rural Touring this SpringBUCKET LIST, AS THE CROW FLIES, and More Part of Rural Touring this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

A range of shows and artists from new musicals to Edinburgh Fringe hits set to tour the country's rural venues this Spring. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement. (more...)

Liam Forde, Kristoffer Lowe and Natalie Douglas to Headline Cabaret Series at Lynn This SpringLiam Forde, Kristoffer Lowe and Natalie Douglas to Headline Cabaret Series at Lynn This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that tickets are still available for this season's remaining concerts under the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK TourRoy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

BWW Review: SUNSET BABY at TheaterWorksBWW Review: SUNSET BABY at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 6, 2017

How do you build a world and a home at the same time? What gets lost in the struggle? How can a generation be so brilliant and so self-destructive at the same time? These are the questions that playwright Dominique Morisseau notes are what spark and guide her play SUNSET BABY, currently in its Connecticut premiere at TheaterWorks in Hartford. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Returns This MonthNINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Returns This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

After a sold out premiere last year, Christina Ham's play is back --now with added music!  Nina Simone: Four Women transports you to a bombed Birmingham church where Ms. Simone is writing 'Mississippi Goddam' when she meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. (more...)

James Seabright Presents WAITING FOR GOD Based On The Hit BBC TV SeriesJames Seabright Presents WAITING FOR GOD Based On The Hit BBC TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

New Shows for 2017 at the Young Vic, With Return of Billie Piper in YERMANew Shows for 2017 at the Young Vic, With Return of Billie Piper in YERMA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

We want every show we stage to evoke the world on our streets. As life becomes ever more complex and surprising, we look for the best angles from which to watch and intervene.  (more...)

BWW Review: Tracie Thoms Takes the Soulful Route in Feinstein's/54 Below DebutBWW Review: Tracie Thoms Takes the Soulful Route in Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by Casey Mink - Jan 20, 2017

For her two-show debut engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, the first of which took place on January 11, Tracie Thoms's set list was surprisingly short. In fact, on paper, it looked as though the concert might not even fill an entire hour. It speaks, then, to her performative nature as an equal parts entertainer-singer, that the show actually lasted for a full 90 minutes. (more...)

The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This SpringIN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full 2016-2017 season began September 24, 2016 and runs through May 20, 2017. (more...)

WHEN LIVES MATTER - THE PLAY Comes to the Lounge TheatreWHEN LIVES MATTER - THE PLAY Comes to the Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

An original play set in two realities that explores politics, race and police brutality. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Paul Anka at NJPAC on Friday December 16thBWW Interview: Paul Anka at NJPAC on Friday December 16th
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 14, 2016

Paul Anka, one of America's favorite performers, will be onstage at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, December 16th at 8:00 in the Center's Prudential Hall. (more...)

Lynn University Launches 'The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center' Series in JanuaryLynn University Launches 'The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center' Series in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that it will be launching in January the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American PopsLaura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

BWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's PubBWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Nov 30, 2016

Early on in Tori Scott's SEEING DOUBLE, the woman of the hour deadpanned, 'I've been in a rut since birth.' If that's the case, we should all be so lucky. But on the subject of things that could be going better, throughout Scott's performance at Joe's Pub on November 13, the unofficial theme of the night was, 'Could this year get any worse?' With the election still looming large, Scott took the stage, explaining she'd been looking forward to the show because she was in need of some attention, before adding, 'Then Tuesday happened and I needed group therapy.' (more...)

CONCHA BUIKA in Concert at Eventim Hammersmith Apollo This DecemberCONCHA BUIKA in Concert at Eventim Hammersmith Apollo This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The incomparable flamenco and jazz superstar, CONCHA BUIKA, will perform her biggest UK concert to date on December 13th when she brings her fiery show to the Eventim Apollo in London. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Meshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem StageMeshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Harlem Stage will present the world premiere of Meshell Ndegeocello's Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin, a new theatrical music and art work commissioned by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks program, December 7-11. (more...)

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