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Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, 2CELLOS, Martina McBride, Joss Stone, Boyz II Men and More Perform at Ford's Theatre's 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Tommy Tune, 2CELLOS, Martina McBride, Joss Stone, Boyz II Men and More Perform at Ford's Theatre's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder, United States Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, United States Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, actor George Newbern, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Denver Center Announces 2015 Bobby G Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 28Denver Center Announces 2015 Bobby G Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway announces the 2015 nominees for The Bobby G Awards - the Colorado regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS at Kitchen Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS at Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

What do you get when you combine a lesbian couple with trust issues, a straight couple with accumulation issues, a single guy with commitment issues, and an aquarium shark with glass issues? It could only be Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock, a comedy with a bite. Kitchen Theatre Company is trying to stop laughing long enough to say that the production is opening for previews tonight, April 29, with the press opening on May 2 and performances through May 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company to Present SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS, Begin. 4/29Kitchen Theatre Company to Present SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS, Begin. 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

What do you get when you combine a lesbian couple with trust issues, a straight couple with accumulation issues, a single guy with commitment issues, and an aquarium shark with glass issues? It could only be Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock, a comedy with a bite. Kitchen Theatre Company is trying to stop laughing long enough to say that the production is opening for previews on April 29, with the press opening on May 2 and performances through May 17. (more...)

Readings, Opera Excerpts and More Set for 'NOW HE BELONGS TO THE AGES' at Ford's Theatre Next WeekReadings, Opera Excerpts and More Set for 'NOW HE BELONGS TO THE AGES' at Ford's Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Ford's Theatre Society hosts Now He Belongs to the Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration, a moving tribute to President Abraham Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of his assassination -- April 14, 2015, at 9 p.m. The evening includes readings of Lincoln's words and stories, Civil War-era music, excerpts from Lincoln's favorite operas, and features appearances by operatic soprano Alyson Cambridge, legendary singer songwriter Judy Collins, actor David Selby, political satirist Mark Russell, civil rights leader Julian Bond, historians Harold Holzer and James Swanson columnist Eugene Robinson, the Federal City Brass Band, and others. (more...)

'Ford's 150' to Hold Around-the-Clock LINCOLN TRIBUTE in D.C. This Month'Ford's 150' to Hold Around-the-Clock LINCOLN TRIBUTE in D.C. This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Ford's Theatre commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and death on April 14 and 15 with around-the-clock programming at the Ford's Theatre campus. President Barack Obama will proclaim a Day of Remembrance for President Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death -- April 15, 2015. (more...)

ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

What ever happened to Abigail Williams? Combining a provocative parable of sin and redemption with a good, old-fashioned ghost story, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, Fox's Glee) explores what might have come next for the real-life Puritan villainess at the center of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. ICT artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs the West Coast premiere of Abigail/1702, opening May 1 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for April 29 and 30. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WARFord's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season continues with the musical Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, directed by Jeff Calhoun, March 13 through May 20, 2015, at the historic Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). A new adaptation of the Broadway musical The Civil War, Freedom's Song features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War. The production is part of Ford's 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, a series of events marking the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's BODY OF WATERPhoto Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's BODY OF WATER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Coming next to Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company is A Body Of Water, a mystery about family and memory by Lee Blessing. A Body Of Water opens for previews tonight, February 18 and runs at Kitchen Theatre Company through March 8 before transferring to the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Enrollment for BPA Theatre School's Spring Season Begins 2/12Enrollment for BPA Theatre School's Spring Season Begins 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

BPA Theatre School begins taking enrollments for the Spring Session (mid-April - late May) on February 12. The Spring Session includes offerings in five primary programs: Developing Actors, Building Character, Teen Intensive, Performance Series, and Specialty Classes. BPA is also delighted open enrollment for the "SEUSSICAL JR. Production Camp" (July 6 - August 1) and the "Intermediate Intensive + SEUSSICAL JR. Production Camp" (June 29 - August 1). Led by experienced teaching artists, BPA Theatre School provides year-round classes and camps for all ages and experience levels. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company to Present A BODY OF WATER, 2/18-3/8Kitchen Theatre Company to Present A BODY OF WATER, 2/18-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Coming next to Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company is A Body Of Water, a mystery about family and memory by Lee Blessing. A middle-aged man (Moss) and woman (Avis) find themselves in a beautiful summer home with a view of water on all sides. (more...)

Pantochino Productions Announces Upcoming Theatre CampsPantochino Productions Announces Upcoming Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

?Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a professional, non profit theatre company specializing in family theatre, has announced its upcoming schedule of theatre camps for young actors. In addition to its April School Vacation Week Camp, the company will also present five weeks of Summer Theatre Camp in conjunction with the Milford Arts Council at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters NationwideDramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund awards $170,000 to theaters across the country. As a part of its mission to support writers, the Dramatists Guild Fund provides grants to non-profit theaters and theatrical institutions across the country that develop and/or produce contemporary American plays and musicals. (more...)

University of Texas at Austin Showcases New Plays in UTNT, Now thru 12/7University of Texas at Austin Showcases New Plays in UTNT, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance at Austin presents UTNT (UT New Theatre), today, December 3, through the 7th at the Lab Theatre. (more...)

Registration for BPA Theatre School's Winter Session Now OpenRegistration for BPA Theatre School's Winter Session Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

BPA Theatre School is now registering for the Winter Session (mid-January - late March) plus Mid-Winter (February 16 - 20) and Spring Break (March 30 - April 3) Camps. Led by experienced teaching artists, BPA Theatre School provides year-round classes and camps for all ages and experience levels. The Winter Session includes offerings in four primary programs: Developing Actors, Building Character, Teen Intensive, and Performance Series. (more...)

University of Texas at Austin to Showcase New Plays in UTNT, 12/3-7University of Texas at Austin to Showcase New Plays in UTNT, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance at Austin presents UTNT (UT New Theatre), December 3-7 at the Lab Theatre. Now in its eighth iteration, this annual showcase brings to stage dynamic works by third-year Master of Fine Arts Playwriting candidates Patrick Shaw, Eva Suter, Diana Lynn Small and Brian Kettler. Curated by Steven Dietz and Cara Phipps, these new stories explore a prodigal daughter's return, mysteries at a school, a fight for humanity, and a stranger's arrival prompting unexpected discoveries. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New MusicalsPhoto Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, presented by the National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT), kicked off with THE 46TH MINUTE, a concert hosted by Lindsay Mendez and featuring performances by Heidi Blickenstaff, Doreen Montalvo, Mamie Parris, Bryce Ryness, and more. Musical presentations started October 23 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and included Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton. The Festival concluded on October 24, 2014. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Lonny Price, Chris Cattelli, Marc Bruni and More to Helm NAMT's 2014 Festival Productions Next MonthLonny Price, Chris Cattelli, Marc Bruni and More to Helm NAMT's 2014 Festival Productions Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today the all-star lineup of directors and musical directors participating in the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals today, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) is proud to announce final casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place today, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Online Festival registration ends Friday, October 17. (more...)

Alley Theatre Receives Houston Mod Preservation AwardAlley Theatre Receives Houston Mod Preservation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

On October 16, 2014 the Alley Theatre was honored with the Houston Mod Preservation Award. The award, presented by Houston Mod, recognizes Alley Theatre for furthering the knowledge, appreciation and preservation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas. Houston Mod's president Steve Curry states that the Houston Mod Preservation Award 'is specifically intended to celebrate Alley Theatre's stewardship of this unique modern Houston landmark, especially appropriate now that the renovation is underway.' (more...)

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