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Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young ArtistsFlorida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. (more...)

American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune writes that PJ Paparelli, artistic director of Chicago's American Theater Company for seven years, died today, May 21, 2015 following a car accident while on vacation in Scotland earlier this week. He was 40. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: RICHARD KLINEBWW Interviews: RICHARD KLINE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 21, 2015

Actor Richard Kline, best known for his role in the classic sitcom, Three's Company, will return to performing in Connecticut at the Westport Country Playhouse's upcoming production of And A Nightingale Sang. Kline has never performed at the Playhouse, but he has ties to Connecticut. (more...)

Lurie Cancer Center Hosts 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors' Walk & 5K, 5/31Lurie Cancer Center Hosts 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors' Walk & 5K, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

CHICAGO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ On Sunday, May 31, more than 4,000 people will gather in Chicago's Grant Park for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K. The event brings cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and health professionals who support them to celebrate survivorship as well as advances in cancer research and care. Participants will have the option of joining a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K run, both of which feature a scenic route along the lakefront. (more...)

American Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZAmerican Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will workshop and present a staged reading of the new musical "The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz" written by the Fred Ebb Award, Jonathan Larson Grant and Lorenz Hart Award-winning team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.  (more...)

MARRIAGE IN MODERN LIFE Helps Couples To A Better RelationshipMARRIAGE IN MODERN LIFE Helps Couples To A Better Relationship
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

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THE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary SeasonTHE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

2015 marks Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s first decade of providing a creative home for performing artists to develop and showcase work in New York City, where artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov's vision for a performing arts center has become a thriving reality. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant RecipientsNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces nine awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its seventh year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $46,000 to ten organizations across the country. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Dawn Landes & Daniel Goldstein to Unveil New Musical ROW at Joe's Pub Next MonthDawn Landes & Daniel Goldstein to Unveil New Musical ROW at Joe's Pub Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

As part of New York Voices, the artist commissioning program of Joe's Pub at The Public, singer-songwriter Dawn Landes (music and lyrics) and director Daniel Goldstein (book) bring forth a new musical called ROW - the heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting story of Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. On June 21 and 22, Landes, with Xanthe Elbrick (Tori), Stephen Bogardus (Mac) and more, will perform a concert version of ROW at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette, NYC). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 14, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Big Fish' bring us a taste of the heartland, 'Beaches' hopes to follow 'Amazing Grace' on the journey from here to New York, and Gorilla Tango and MCL Chicago open new improv-based musicals. Plus the return of 'WOZ,' Stephen Sondheim honored by the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, and Tommy Tune to be feted by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project! Plus Waa-Mu honors Bernie. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SummerStage 2015, Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts' line-up of summer entertainment, includes stage productions, dance performances and broadcast screenings of international theatre. (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

CHAPATTI, H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE BICYCLE MEN and More Set for 2015 Three Oaks Theater FestivalCHAPATTI, H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE BICYCLE MEN and More Set for 2015 Three Oaks Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Co-founders John Stoops and Tim Evans proudly announce the third season of the Three Oaks Theater Festival, an annual summer event that brings limited-engagement runs of highly- acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This season will be performed at the Acorn Theater with a staged reading to take place at the Vickers Theatre. (more...)

Maya Rudolph Named Guest Speaker for LSCRF's Fall Benefit LuncheonMaya Rudolph Named Guest Speaker for LSCRF's Fall Benefit Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

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Stage Left Theatre's 34th Season to Feature THE FIRESTORM, MUTT & MoreStage Left Theatre's 34th Season to Feature THE FIRESTORM, MUTT & More
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 34th season, which will feature three regional premieres. (more...)

Wirtz Center to Present 'IN THE NEXT ROOM,' 5/15-24Wirtz Center to Present 'IN THE NEXT ROOM,' 5/15-24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

'In The Next Room, or the Vibrator Play' -- Sarah Ruhl's charming and hilarious stage work -- is a smart commentary on the intersection of love and medicine. It takes place at a time when doctors utilized vibrator therapies on their female patients in the name of medical treatment. (more...)

Marblehead School of Ballet to Host Summer 2015 Dance Intensive, Jacob's Pillow ExcursionMarblehead School of Ballet to Host Summer 2015 Dance Intensive, Jacob's Pillow Excursion
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) launches its renowned Summer Dance Intensive and annual excursion to Jacob's Pillow in July. MSB is accepting applications now for its Summer Intensive Dance 2015 programs for dancers ages 11 and over from July 20 to August 8 and children ages 8 to 12 from July 6 to 10. The Summer Intensive Dance 2015 programs will be held at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Sets 'REVOLUTION OF THE EYE' Summer ProgramsThe Jewish Museum Sets 'REVOLUTION OF THE EYE' Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

In conjunction with the Jewish Museum's exhibition, Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, on view from May 1 through September 20, 2015, the Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Cooper Union are co-presenting a series of programs from May to July. (more...)

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