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THESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonTHESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces the West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing to open the 2015/2016 Geffen Playhouse season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay. THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014. (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Not Returning to Produce Next Year's OSCARSCraig Zadan & Neil Meron Not Returning to Produce Next Year's OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are officially ending their involvement with the Academy Awards. (more...)

Pomerado Elementary Students Host Master Class with The RomerosPomerado Elementary Students Host Master Class with The Romeros
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

With hopes of inspiring the next generation of performers to follow their dreams and pursue their talents, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation provides Master Classes for local students as part of their Arts in Education Initiative. On Thursday, April 2nd, the kindergarteners through fifth graders at Pomerado Elementary will host special visitors for a personal Master Class with The Romeros, who celebrate 55 years as the 'Royal Family of the Guitar.' (more...)

BWW Reviews:  ILove99 THE MUSICAL! Offers A Cabaret To Save Los Angeles Intimate TheatreBWW Reviews: ILove99 THE MUSICAL! Offers A Cabaret To Save Los Angeles Intimate Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Mar 25, 2015

Due to the enormous success of their first show, Sixth Avenue presented an encore of its National Tour 'ILove99 The Musical!' cabaret event to save Los Angeles intimate theatre on Tuesday, March 24 at the Dragonfly on Hollywood's Theater Row. Produced by Adam Silver and directed by Alan Smithee (wink wink) featuring returning and additional performers, the event proved to be a real meeting of the minds for both union and non-union audience members. And what a show it was, giving both AEA union members as well as non-members a chance to enjoy great entertainment while rallying everyone to go out and encourage all union member to vote NO on the proposed union changes that could wipe out intimate theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

New Children's Book, NICKERBACHER, THE FUNNIEST DRAGON is ReleasedNew Children's Book, NICKERBACHER, THE FUNNIEST DRAGON is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

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IF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for Broadway Philadelphia's 2015-16 SeasonIF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for Broadway Philadelphia's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization today announced the 2015-2016 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a spectacular lineup of Tony Award winning Broadway hits. The upcoming season features productions with a combined 46 Tony nominations, and will introduce six brand-new national touring shows making their Philadelphia premieres. Subscribers receive priority access to all shows. Season ticket packages are on sale now. (more...)

Tim Robbins Urges Actor's Equity Members On 99-Seat Theatre Plan Referendum: 'Make Art! Sing Loud! Vote No!'Tim Robbins Urges Actor's Equity Members On 99-Seat Theatre Plan Referendum: 'Make Art! Sing Loud! Vote No!'
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 19, 2015

Tim Robbins is leading an important theatrical cause! (more...)

Monica Bill Barnes & Company to Bring HAPPY HOUR to Velocity, 4/16Monica Bill Barnes & Company to Bring HAPPY HOUR to Velocity, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

For one night only -- the hilarious and affecting Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass (NYC) trade their signature sequins and feather headdresses for a pair of everyday men's suits in Happy Hour, the world's first-ever cocktail party dance show. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

COCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 SeasonCOCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Christopher Mannelli, announces the lineup for its 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Beck Center to Present LEND ME A TENOR, 3/27-4/26Beck Center to Present LEND ME A TENOR, 3/27-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Beck Center for the Arts will present the classic farce, Lend Me a Tenor, March 27 through April 26, 2015 on the Mackey Main Stage. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. There are no performances on April 4 and 5; an 8 p.m. performance has been added on Thursday, April 23. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: TENOR to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by March 26. (more...)

MARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre CenterMARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Inaugural Season in the company's new theatre center, to include a season kick-off at Books on Vernon with Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, directed by Kimberly Senior, followed by the Grand Opening of the state-of-the-art facility, designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam will be the inaugural production in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. A new collaboration with Chicago's The Second City entitled Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf-A Parody, by Tim Sniffen, with additional material by Tim Ryder, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Stuart Carden, will open the Gillian Theatre. Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, directed by William Brown with musical direction by Tom Vendafreddo, will follow Arcadia in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'Meet the Coaches,' 3/28Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'Meet the Coaches,' 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Meet the Coaches (And Audition Info Session) on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2pm at John DeSotelle Studio, 300 West 43rd Street (at 8th Ave.), 3rd floor - Studio 301. (more...)

Artist Judith Weinshall Liberman Publishes 13th Picture BookArtist Judith Weinshall Liberman Publishes 13th Picture Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

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TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble Sings 'Children United' at Wembley Arena TodayTADA! Resident Youth Ensemble Sings 'Children United' at Wembley Arena Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Voice in a Million, a company that puts on concerts in great places just so kids can say 'I sang there,' in association with First News newspaper (which has a readership of two million 7-15 year olds in the UK), will launch 'Children United,' with a concert at Wembley Arena. Featuring 7000 children, 'Children United,' written by the son of First News' editor, will premiere the song and release a single and a video single on iTunes, to aid various children's charities. (more...)

TCG Announces Inaugural Blue Star Theatres Grant RecipientsTCG Announces Inaugural Blue Star Theatres Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country's largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce the inaugural round of the Blue Star Theatres Grant Program. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include KINKY BOOTS, CHICAGO & MoreFox Cities Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include KINKY BOOTS, CHICAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has unveiled the 2015-16 Season featuring a lineup of seven Broadway shows on the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series and 15 performing arts titles on the Boldt Arts Alive! Series. (more...)

NYU's KNOWLEDGE CARNIVAL Set for 3/12NYU's KNOWLEDGE CARNIVAL Set for 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Independent Curators International (ICI), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and Franklin Furnace will present Knowledge Carnival, a series of student performances developed in Professor Karen Finley's class titled Creative Response: Performance Matters, held at the Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Martha Wilson, founding director of Franklin Furnace, invited the burgeoning artists to present their work at Pratt Manhattan Gallery after visiting the class in fall 2014. Curated by Leonie Ettinger, the programming is inspired by Wilson's body of work and the myriad experimental performances embedded in Franklin Furnace's history. (more...)

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