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Photo Flash: First Look at Flat Rock Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETPhoto Flash: First Look at Flat Rock Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse is kicking off its 2016 mainstage season with the international hit musical Million Dollar Quartet - the story of four pioneers of rock 'n' roll and how they came together for one night in what is undoubtedly the most electrifying jam session in all of music history. (more...)

A Capella Group Straight No Chaser Returning to Playhouse Square, 12/11A Capella Group Straight No Chaser Returning to Playhouse Square, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced early details of the "I'll Have Another…World Tour." The North American leg - which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the a cappella group's formation in 1996 and first show at Indiana University - begins October 14 at Reno, NV's Grand Theatre and then continues into 2017. The group is set to perform at Playhouse Square at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the State Theatre December 11. Tickets go on sale May 6 at 11 a.m. at PlayhouseSquare.org or by calling the Playhouse Square Ticket Office at (216) 241-6000. Prices start at $29.50. (more...)

Anti-War Piece by Mark Anderson, FURIOUS FOLLY, Set for UK-Wide TourAnti-War Piece by Mark Anderson, FURIOUS FOLLY, Set for UK-Wide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

FURIOUS FOLLY, created by Mark Anderson, takes place as night falls in a no-man's land on the battle front. Audiences of up to 2,000 people per night find themselves immersed within an open-air collage of sound, light, pyrotechnics and performance. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, FURIOUS FOLLY is one of 27 new commissions exploring how the Great War has impacted on the society we live in now. (more...)

Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that full casting is set for Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. The announcement was made today by producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Josh Fiedler, and Stephen Kocis. (more...)

Playhouse on Park! to Offer WIT Tuesday Matinee, 5/3Playhouse on Park! to Offer WIT Tuesday Matinee, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

An exclusive Tuesday matinee of Wit with specially priced seating has been planned for Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm. Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning play examines what makes life worth living through the exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences-mortality. Audience members will be moved to rethink the vital importance of human relationships and kindness. 'Wit' is, above all, about how people express, repress and analyze their emotions, especially when dealing with the unwanted, unexpected or overwhelming emotions,' says Chris Arnott of The Hartford Courant. He continues to describe the Playhouse's production as: 'Witty, tasteful and tearfully real.' (more...)

Sheldon Epps Named TUTS' New Artistic AdvsiorSheldon Epps Named TUTS' New Artistic Advsior
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars announced today that Sheldon Epps will lead the organization through its current transition. Epps will assume the role of Artistic Advisor supporting all aspects of the company. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Launches New Happy Hour SeriesWestport Country Playhouse Launches New Happy Hour Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present Playhouse Happy Hour on the third Thursday during the run of each play in the 2016 Season. Local bands will perform at each Happy Hour during the new "Rock the Playhouse" series. Westport band "Anda One" will kick off the series on Thursday, May 19, with more bands to be announced soon. (more...)

Headlong Welcomes Alan Stacey as Executive DirectorHeadlong Welcomes Alan Stacey as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

?Headlong has announced the appointment of Alan Stacey as the company's new Executive Director.  Alan will take up the position in July succeeding Henny Finch, who is leaving the company after 10 extraordinary years to join Hofesh Shechter Company as Executive Producer (more...)

Vocalosity to Re-Launch North American Tour at Bucks County Playhouse This FallVocalosity to Re-Launch North American Tour at Bucks County Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse welcomes 'Vocalosity' September 23 - October 2, an all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) that takes a cappella to a whole new level! This appearance at Bucks County Playhouse marks the re-launching of the show's North American tour. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKSIvoryton Playhouse to Present SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

?The Ivoryton Playhouse is leaving the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and heading to the Gulf Coast beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an unusually difficult dance instructor with an acerbic personality, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons -one per week for six weeks- in her gulf-front condo. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host 'Art Is Everywhere' EventsWestport Country Playhouse to Host 'Art Is Everywhere' Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

"Where do you see art in your world" is a question that Westport Country Playhouse is asking as the theater presents a series of "Art Is Everywhere" events and exhibits around the 2016 Season opening productions of "Art" and "Red," two Tony Award-winning plays performed in repertory (alternating daily), May 3 - 29. (more...)

Playhouse Square Presents Cleveland Play House's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 5/21-8/21Playhouse Square Presents Cleveland Play House's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 5/21-8/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Playhouse Square and Cleveland Play House (CPH) are joining forces for the first time in history to bring Cleveland audiences a truly unforgettable production full of sass, style and sisterhood.  STEEL MAGNOLIAS will run May 21 - August 21 in the Allen Theatre as part of Playhouse Square's KeyBank Broadway Series.  (more...)

BWW Review:  MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP is a True Gem at GSPBWW Review: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP is a True Gem at GSP
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 21, 2016

'My Name is Asher Lev' is a gem of a show now being performed at George Street Playhouse through May 1st. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Recieves Laguna Beach FOA Foundation GrantLaguna Playhouse Recieves Laguna Beach FOA Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse was recently awarded a 2016 Laguna Beach FOA (Festival of Arts) Foundation Grant of $5,000 to support its year-round, award-winning Youth Education Programs: Youth Theatre, Conservatory and Workshops, according to the Playhouse's Artistic Director Ann Wareham. (more...)

Legendary Actor Gregory Peck to Be Celebrated on His 100thLegendary Actor Gregory Peck to Be Celebrated on His 100th
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

This month marks the 100th birthday of Hollywood legend Gregory Peck, and to celebrate his centenary, gala events and film retrospectives are being held from Washington to Beverly Hills. (more...)

Resident Acting Company to Return to Everyman TheatreResident Acting Company to Return to Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A resident acting company will return to Liverpool's Everyman theatre from January 2017 as the Everyman & Playhouse create a new producing model. (more...)

Michael Jackson Tribute Show HISTORY to Tour AustraliaMichael Jackson Tribute Show HISTORY to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Celebrating the music, the magic and all the history - the world's most loved Michael Jackson tribute show, HIStory, is returning to Australia this year with a revamped production and new star, Dantanio. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 48th Annual Student Theater Festival to be Held in MayBucks County Playhouse's 48th Annual Student Theater Festival to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A Panel of four Broadway veterans and experts will adjudicate the best middle and high school student performances from the region as part of the at Bucks County Playhouse's 48th annual "Best of Fest," Student Theatre Festival on May 15 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Expressions Dance Company to Present WHEN TIME STOPS at QPACExpressions Dance Company to Present WHEN TIME STOPS at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Award-winning choreographer Natalie Weir and Queensland's premier contemporary dance company, Expressions Dance Company (EDC), return to the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with their highly acclaimed work, When Time Stops from 20 to 28 May 2016. (more...)

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to MelbournePENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Five years after the runaway success of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again with PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE a brilliant one woman musical theatre piece returning to Melbourne on Thursday January 21, 2016 for a limited season at the Playhouse, Arts Centre. (more...)

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