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Photo Flash: First Look at Jordan Tyson, Jelani Aladdin and More in New Musical SWEETEE Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Jordan Tyson, Jelani Aladdin and More in New Musical SWEETEE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Sweetee, a new American musical, a strictly limited engagement at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) opens tomorrow, June 1 and runs until June 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for New Musical SWEETEE, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for New Musical SWEETEE, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sweetee, new American musical, begins a strictly limited engagement at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) tonight, May 23, for a run through June 18, with opening night on June 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

To Be Continued...  Examining the History of the Broadway SequelTo Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-BroadwayNew Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SWEETEE (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com) a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by Gail Kriegel (Home Front, Seven) and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony††nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Birch (Broadway: Grease, Candide, Parade) will play at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) for a limited engagement from May 21st - June 18th. (more...)

New World Symphony Presents 6th Annual New Work Program, 4/29New World Symphony Presents 6th Annual New Work Program, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will perform its sixth annual New Work programódedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, intersecting music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art formsóon Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. (more...)

Primary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History ProjectPrimary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the launch of OFF CENTER: THE OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. (more...)

The New World Symphony Announces New Work Program Line UpThe New World Symphony Announces New Work Program Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will perform its sixth annual New Work program-dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, intersecting music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art forms-on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. The program will include a new Michael Tilson Thomas-led and -conceived stage production of Niccolo Castiglioni's Inverno In-Ver, the premiere performance of an orchestral version of Oscar Bettison's Lights in Ashes led by NWS Conducting Fellow Dean Whiteside, and the world premiere of a New World Symphony commission from John Supko, composed for viola and electronics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's DebutPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2017

The Off-Broadway Oral History Project was created to fill a gap in theater history by establishing a video archive featuring the innovative artists who transformed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the years after World War II. (more...)

Cast of New York City Opera's CANDIDE Set to Reunite for V-Day ConcertCast of New York City Opera's CANDIDE Set to Reunite for V-Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Following the successful, sold-out run of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 2017 Concert Series with Oh, Happy Us, a romantic evening of song that reunites Candide stars Jay Armstrong Johnson (Candide), Meghan Picerno (Cunegonde), and Jessica Tyler Wright (Paquette). Legendary choreographer of stage and film, Patricia Birch directs this concert of selections from classic and contemporary musical theater that explores continuity in love and life. This one-night-only performance will take place on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. (more...)

Review Roundup: Harold Prince's CANDIDE at NYC Opera- Updated!Review Roundup: Harold Prince's CANDIDE at NYC Opera- Updated!
by Review Roundups - Jan 11, 2017

Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera, opening January 6th and running through January 14th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jay Armstrong Johnson Goes Back to Bernstein with CANDIDEBWW Interview: Jay Armstrong Johnson Goes Back to Bernstein with CANDIDE
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jan 6, 2017

Star of both stage and screen, Jay Armstrong Johnson has had a busy year, between his 54 Below shows, his album, and his roles on QUANTICO and 'My Gay Roommate.' He's finally making his return to the stage after dancing his way into our hearts in ON THE TOWN, by starring as†the titular role in New York City Opera's production of Leonard Berstein's CANDIDE. (more...)

Starry, Harold Prince-Helmed CANDIDE Begins Tonight at New York City OperaStarry, Harold Prince-Helmed CANDIDE Begins Tonight at New York City Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

This month, the legendary Broadway visionary Harold Prince returns to New York City Opera to direct a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. (more...)

BWW Preview: Choreographer Pat Birch is Candid on New CANDIDE at City Opera, Opening January 6 at the Rose TheatreBWW Preview: Choreographer Pat Birch is Candid on New CANDIDE at City Opera, Opening January 6 at the Rose Theatre
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 4, 2017

Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE has had more lives than that proverbial cat--the latest being New York City Opera's new take on it, opening on January 6 for a ten-performance run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre. It is, once again, helmed by director Hal Prince and choreographer Pat Birch, who were responsible--with librettist Hugh Wheeler and conductor John Mauceri--for the resuscitation and renovation of the once-considered unproducible work, more than 40 years ago. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2017
by - Jan 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/31/2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/31/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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