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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For PARADE at WaterTower TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal For PARADE at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 21, 2017

This Saturday, WaterTower Theatre will produce a one-night-only benefit concert production of PARADE, a musical the theatre produced 10 years ago in their 2006-2007 Season. Inspired by the true events surrounding the 1913 murder trial of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia who is wrongly convicted of the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan, PARADE is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.  Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning PARADE explores the endurance of love and hope.  (more...)

BWW Review: Keegan Theatre Presents Masterful PARADE, A Must See ProductionBWW Review: Keegan Theatre Presents Masterful PARADE, A Must See Production
by Jeffrey Walker - Mar 18, 2017

Co-directed with precision by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea, Keegan's PARADE keeps the staging simple and imaginative, cutting away clutter and using only the barest of props and scenic elements to help the story unfold. No one who has seen previous Keegan musicals, such as HAIR, CABARET, or AMERICAN IDIOT could be surprised by the quality of this rendering of PARADE; I fully expect this production to be recognized multiple times when the next round of Helen Hayes Awards comes around. (more...)

Broadway's THE PRICE, Featuring Quartet of Big Names, Opens Tomorrow at RTCBroadway's THE PRICE, Featuring Quartet of Big Names, Opens Tomorrow at RTC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A.R.T.'s THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Marks Life on the EdgeBWW REVIEW: A.R.T.'s THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Marks Life on the Edge
by Jan Nargi - Mar 2, 2017

The Costa Verde Hotel on the cliffs high above Acapulco might as well be the end of the world for the tourists and American ex-patriots who converge there in Tennessee Williams' haunting and haunted THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA currently receiving a star-studded revival at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, Mass. (more...)

BWW Review: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN at Long WharfBWW Review: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN at Long Wharf
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 28, 2017

A taste of Italian life via Brooklyn. (more...)

Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, & Jessica Hecht in THE PRICE Begins Previews TomorrowMark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, & Jessica Hecht in THE PRICE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala NightPhoto Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Coming directly from a multi record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, Stephen Schwartz' WICKED plays in Manila for the second time as part of a major international tour. Gala night was held last Wednesday, February 8, 2017. (more...)

WNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPIONWNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016-2017 season with the company premieres of two modern American masterworks of opera: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Dead Man Walking, February 25-March 11, 2017 in the Opera House, and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's Champion, March 4- 18, 2017 in the Opera House. Both operas explore the theme of social justice which is often associated with John F. Kennedy and are presented as part of JFKC, the Kennedy Center's season-long celebration of President Kennedy's centennial. Using many of the same designers and scenic elements, the directors of each opera have worked collaboratively to create two distinct worlds in each new production to showcase the issues of Justice, Courage, and Freedom at the heart of these two compelling stories. An additional special event will continue the exploration of these themes: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will headline Justice at the Opera on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Opera House. (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit ConcertSeth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Will Write Next Chapter on the Road in 2017-18Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Will Write Next Chapter on the Road in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Audiences will get to know the next chapter of BRIGHT STAR's story on the road this season. Producer Joey Parnes announced today that the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will launch a national tour in 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator ReadingsStephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Take Tradition on the Road in 2018Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Take Tradition on the Road in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof will end its run on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00PM. This revival will have played a total of 463 performances when it gives its final bow. Just confirmed, a National Tour is planned beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast - a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats - for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays January 12 to February 12. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Company!Photo Coverage: Backstage at BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Company!
by Walter McBride - Dec 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld was backstage at the one night only BRIGHT STAR - The Concert last night. Check out the photos below! (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator ReadingsTHE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. (more...)

Breaking: BRIGHT STAR Will Launch A National Tour in Salt Lake City in 2018Breaking: BRIGHT STAR Will Launch A National Tour in Salt Lake City in 2018
by Alan Henry - Dec 12, 2016

Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC) has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that at the Bright Star concert tonight, music supervisor Peter Asher confirmed that the production will tour in 2018, beginning in Salt Lake City. No further details on dates or casting have yet been announced. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Hold A Special Talkback with Tevye and His Daughters 12/15FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Hold A Special Talkback with Tevye and His Daughters 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Next Thursday, December 15th, bring your dad or daughter to come see Fiddler on the Roof, and stay afterwards for a special post-show talkback with Tevye (Danny Burstein) and his daughters (Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell, Jenny Rose Baker and Nerghiz Sarki).  All ages are welcome! Come enjoy a special night full of tradition, love, and, of course, family, with the stars ofFiddler on the Roof before they take their final bow on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m, (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!
by Cara Joy David - Nov 25, 2016

A show is a product of design-from the lights that you see to the sound that surrounds you to the hair on top of the actors' heads. Hair and wig designers help define characters, though their work largely goes unnoticed. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF TonightJudy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

SAIC Awarded $383 Million Contract by Naval Sea Systems CommandSAIC Awarded $383 Million Contract by Naval Sea Systems Command
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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