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Portland Ovations Opens 86th Season with Performance by Emmy and Tony Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Portland Ovations presents Emmy and Tony Award-winner, Kristin Chenoweth on Saturday, October 1st at Merrill Auditorium at 8pm to kick-off its 86th season. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 40th Anniversary Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan. This season includes eight world premieres by a diverse set of composers performed by ACO at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space, and continues the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Founded in 1977, ACO remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. To date, ACO has performed music by 800 American composers, including 350 world premieres and newly commissioned works. ACO takes its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers, now in its 26th year in New York, and through its program EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country in partnership with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. (more...)

Celebrity Real Estate: Al Capone's Miami Beach Mansion Sold
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016


BWW Interview: The Ensemblist Podcast Returns for a Second Season
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 4, 2016

Known as 'the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out,' The Ensemblist podcast has become the champion of the unsung performance heroes and inner workings of the theatre world. Co-created and co-hosted by Nikka Graff Lanzarote (Chicago, Women on the Verge) and Mo Brady (SMASH, The Addams Family), the podcast has covered everything from the Gypsy Robe ceremony, to the audition process, to what it's like to be a Broadway babysitter during its first three years on the air. Now, following a successful first season covering the 'Ensemblist Essentials,' this past spring, The Ensemblist is entering into its second season (check out the first episode below!) and I sat down to talk with Nikka and Mo about how the podcast has grown, what it looks like to balance careers in the arts with being podcast masters, which Broadway ensemble they'd like to join, and more-check out the full interview below! (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

New Psychological Horror Based on Bram Stoker's Dracula Haunts Theatre N16 this Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This Halloween, Riot Act will be presenting artistic director Whit Hertford's new take on Dracula. This nü-gothic play, Lunatic, examines the roots of psychotherapy through the secluded sessions between alienist Dr John Seward and his patient R.M. Renfield of Bram Stoker's classic novel. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Opening October 19, 2016, the exhibition Max Beckmann in New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will put a spotlight on the artist's special connection with New York City. It will feature 14 paintings that Beckmann created while living in New York from 1949 to 1950, as well as 25 works, dating from 1920 to 1948, from New York collections. The exhibition assembles several groups of iconic works, including self-portraits; mythical, expressionist interiors; robust, colorful portraits of women and performers; landscapes; and triptychs.  (more...)

The Met To Release Over 70 Works By Paul Klee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

An installation of works from The Berggruen Klee Collection-the largest collection of works by Paul Klee in the United States-is on view at The Met Breuer through December 31, 2016. Humor and Fantasy-The Berggruen Paul Klee Collection features some 70 works from this collection, which spans the artist's entire career-from his student days in Bern in the 1890s to his death in 1940 at the age of 60. (more...)

The Royal Academy of Dance Presents the Genée International Ballet Competition; Finals on Dec. 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance's (RAD) prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition returns to Australia in 2016 with the final to be held at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016. As the annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, the competition attracts the world's finest young dancers aged between 15 to 19 years old and culminates in a final to be judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)

Louis Armstrong Legacy Saluted in Concert This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Continuing its annual presentation of jazz concerts in the fall, the Music Institute of Chicago salutes the legacy of Louis Armstrong November 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (more...)

Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Students Present THE SECRET GARDEN This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Young Actor Series are proud to present The Secret Garden in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, November 19 and 20, 2016. In this bright adaptation of the timeless children's book, audiences will revel in watching troubled young Mary Lennox as she learns the true meaning of friendship and a life well-lived; and that tending to a garden is much like tending to a loved one: we all thrive when we help each other flourish. (more...)

The WTCAE's 2016-17 Young Actors' Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Warner has announced the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education's 2016-17 Young Actor Series season. This year's series includes The Secret Garden, Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon and The Sound of Music. The season opens with The Secret Garden in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre November 19. (more...)

BWW Interview: Colman Domingo on His Intervening BARBECUE, Hollywood & Controversies
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2016

Playwright Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE deservedly earned a rousing reception (and standing ovation) from The Geffen Playhouse's enthusiastic opening night audience September 14.  BroadwayWorld and I had a chance to chat with O'Hara's frequent collaborator, actor/playwright/director Colman Domingo a few days after his directorial success. (more...)

The National Museum of American Jewish History Set to Present BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016


BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Danspace Project's Platform 2016: LOST & FOUND to Feature Over 80 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Since their inception in 2009, the Platform series, Danspace Project's signature curatorial initiative, has 'given dance presentation a makeover.' (The New York Times). Conceived by Danspace Project Executive Director and Chief Curator Judy Hussie-Taylor as exhibitions that unfold over time, Platforms are multi-week series of performances and events, organized by guest curators, that act as deep inquiries into artistic practice and concerns. Ten Platforms have been held to date, each accompanied by a print catalogue. (more...)

Mel Brooks Musical Comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Opens 34th Season at the Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Palos Verdes Performing Arts is mounting a new staging of Mel Brook's Broadway hit musical comedy 'Young Frankenstein,' which was adapted from the comic genius' classic 1974 movie. The production will run September 23 to October 9 the 450-seat Norris Theatre on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Freeman Achieves Industry-First ISO 20121 Sustainability Certification
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016


BWW Preview: Take a Bite of DRACULA FOR DUMMYS at the Provincetown Theater
by Kristen Morale - Oct 8, 2016

Vampires have become such an essential part of American culture, even if they are only fictional beings; from one of the first allusion to them in Polidori's The Vampyre to more modern takes on this age-old creature, it is amazing how vampires have become the talk of the town - the town being in movies, the written word and now, in this premiere on Cape Cod. DiVincenzo understands their importance, making reference to the Lugosi's famous film legacy. 'I feel like it's a timeless story. Dracula is an icon. I think it's an indelible mark that 1931 film made in our culture. What we're giving [audiences] now is a much younger approach to the Dracula story.' (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, continues its 86th season with one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank. A timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations, The Diary of Anne Frank plays November 4-20, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and is directed by Dennis Lickteig, with Roneet Aliza Rahamim of Palo Alto in the title role. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

For their 2016-2017 season, American Classics takes a novel approach, drawing all three programs on great literature.  They open with Shakespeare in Song, in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death, with songs from The Boys From Syracuse (Rodgers & Hart, based on The Comedy of Errors), Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter, based on The Taming of the Shrew), West Side Story (Bernstein and Sondheim, based on Romeo and Juliet), The Lion King (Tim Rice and Sir Elton John, based on Hamlet), and some unusual songs from drawn from Shakespeare.  Caroline Musica, Cynthia Mork, Eric Bronner make up the quartet of singers, with Bradford Conner presiding at the keyboard.   (more...)

Ana Isabel Ordonez's THE AYE to Celebrate the 85th Birthday of Monseigneur Desmond Tutu in Cape Town
by Don Grigware - Oct 6, 2016

THE AYE, a stage show adapted from Ana Isabel Ordonez's internationally acclaim ed book, THE EXTRAORDINARY LOVE STORY OF AYE AYE AND FEDOR, will be performed to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nobel Peace Laureate Monsigneur Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a part of the Sixth Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Conference in Cape Town on 7 October. (more...)

A CELEBRATION OF FRANK AND DEAN to Return to the Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Warner Theatre will welcome back Jack Lynn and Steve Kazlauskas for 'A Celebration of Frank and Dean' in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

WHOSE LINE's Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Headed to Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage in Torrington on October 14 at 8:00 pm to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. (more...)

Revolutionary Design Lands Edison Awards Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016


Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening performance at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Belasco Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 20, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

Extra, Extra! Top 30 Critics from Across the Country to Attend THE FRONT PAGE's Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Read all about it! The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, will have its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Along with the slew of expected boldfaced names from the worlds of theater, film, television, and media, the opening night audience will also include the top thirty theater critics from around the country. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Westchester Playhouse opens 11/11
by Shari Barrett - Oct 16, 2016

Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Alison Mattiza, assisted by Musical Director Catherine Rahm and Assistant Director Valerie Ruel, produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2016
by - Oct 15, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler.  (more...)

Bryce Dessner Featured in NSO DECLASSIFIED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The National Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Jacomo Bairos, launches its second season of DECLASSIFIED at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Friday, November 18, with composer/performer Bryce Dessner, the multifaceted guitarist of the indie rock band The National. This season builds on the momentum of last year's inaugural season of DECLASSIFIED concerts, with integrated activities and aesthetics in the Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, pre- and post- concert. All tickets are $39. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Chorale Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg, announces its 30th anniversary season, collaborating with Music Institute ensembles and faculty on three concerts at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (more...)

Music Institute and Dance Chicago to DUKE IT OUT! with Nutcracker Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago collaborates with Dance Chicago to present a family concert, 'Duke It Out!,' Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Proudly Presents New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

This fall, the Warner Theatre will welcome back Magician Peter James for a special HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Warner Theatre to Host Screening of The Met's DON GIOVANNI 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Warner Theatre's 2016-17 Met Opera: Live in HD Season continues with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, October 22 at 12:55 pm. A complimentary pre-opera lecture will be offered to all ticketholders in the Nancy Marine Studio Lobby for 45 minutes of pre-opera information and entertainment, 2 hours before broadcast. Full and Half Season Subscriptions are available. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROUNDABOUT, Park Theatre, 25 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Aug 26, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a revival that invites comparisons between the Britain of the 1930s and 2010s, but runs out of narrative energy and character credibility (more...)

Music Institute Presents Sergei Babayan, Louis Armstrong Legacy Concert, and More in 16-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2016-17 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series, showcasing noteworthy keyboard artists, illustrious alumni, and the legacy of Louis Armstrong. All but one of the concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. In March, the Music Institute presents one special performance at its partner venue, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street in downtown Chicago. (more...)

NY Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Cataloger Charles Morrow on Political Satires
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Charles Morrow, Cataloger for  Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Political Satires in The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/24/16- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

Today in 1980, the second Broadway revival of Oklahoma! closed at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 293 performances. Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. (more...)

Bergen County Players Opens 84th Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret primarily takes place amid the nightlife of the seedy Kit Kat Klub. Life there revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the mysterious Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, which serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in Germany as the Nazis rise to power. Director Alan Demovsky encourages the audience to ask questions: "Why have so many versions of this story been told for almost 100 years? Is it truly a cautionary tale? Can this happen again? Is it perpetually happening?" (more...)

Famed Portraits of Benjamin Franklin by Duplessis on View This Fall at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Several works depicting the brilliant writer, inventor, politician, patriot, and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who has been the subject of hundreds of portraits, will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a focused exhibition opening on August 22. (more...)

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