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BWW Reviews: CABARET Boasts Outstanding Performances in an Intimate Setting at the San Pedro Theatre Club
by Shari Barrett - May 30, 2014

The San Pedro Theatre Club presents CABARET, a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The production is directed by Drew Fitzsimmons and Victoria Miller, who also choreographed, with music directed by Leslie Sharp. The intimate 78-seat theater allows the actors to interact with the audience on several occasions, making it really feel as if we are inside the small German cabaret rather than watching a show about it. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces NY Asian Film Festival Details
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema in association with Japan Society announce the full lineup today for the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival (more...)

Congress Street Portland Ovations Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Wednesday night at the Masonic Temple on Congress Street Portland Ovations unveiled their 84th season to Ovations Members and guests at their Annual Members-Only Preview Party. (more...)

3 VOICES THEATRE Presents MEIN UNCLE, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

3 VOICES THEATRE has announced the world premiere of MEIN UNCLE, written and directed by Aliza Shane (NY IT Award for Outstanding Short Script, The Three Sillies). MEIN UNCLE, an absurdist fairytale about the seeds of inhumanity, will play tonight, May 29 continue through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at The Robert Moss Theater (440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/29- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2014

Today in 1951, the first Broadway revival of Oklahoma! opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 100 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...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Open Exhibit on Animation Director Chuck Jones, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Animation director and artist Charles Martin 'Chuck' Jones (1912-2002) brought to life some of the most iconic cartoon characters in animation history. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck and a host of other characters, including Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, and Pepé Le Pew. He brought an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition that explores Jones's creative genius, influences, and legacy, will open at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City on July 19, 2014 and will be on view through January 19, 2015. (more...)

Documentary STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED Acquired by APD's Cinema Conservancy
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Artist Public Domain's Cinema Conservancy, a New York-based non-profit production and distribution company is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Stations of the Elevated (more...)

BWW Interviews: CABARET to Offer a History Lesson as Well as a Musical
by Paul Batterson - May 28, 2014

The 18-member cast of Weathervane Playhouse's CABARET signed up to be in a musical but got a history course in pre-World War II Germany to go along with it. (more...)

San Francisco Art Institute Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts for Mobile Engagement Project
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. SFAI is recommended for a $60,000 grant to support the Mobile Engagement Project, a mobile phone application that will engage users in an immersive experience of the historic SFAI campus and enhance their participation in the public programs offered by the institute. Each year, more than 30,000 people visit SFAI's historic Russian Hill campus to attend free public exhibitions and lectures, enroll in public education courses, and admire its famous 1931 Diego Rivera fresco, architecture and 360-degree views of the San Francisco Bay. The grant provides SFAI the funds to move forward with the creation of the app, virtually transforming its campus into a living exhibit and guide, contributing to student, faculty and prospective student experience. SFAI will commission artists to create the application's features and interpretive tools, and will begin accepting bids from Bay Area technology firms to develop and build the app for iPhone/iPad and Android platforms. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Kick Off 2014 Duo Piano Festival, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 26th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 11-20. (more...)

Russian American Foundation Presents AN EXTRAORDINARY CONCERT Puppet Show at 92nd Street Y, 6/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The Russian American Foundation is pulling out all the strings when it proudly presents the renowned Russian puppet theater, The S.V. Obraztsov Puppet Theater of Moscow, to American audiences for the first time. The show, which is suitable for families with children 13 and over, will present its renowned puppet production of "An Extraordinary Concert", on Saturday, June 21 at 8:30pm and Sunday June 22 at 8:00pm at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, NYC. This special engagement will be presented in English for an American audience. (more...)

The American Dream--Redefined, but Still Viable for Many
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

ATLANTA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Many consumers in America continue to believe in the 'American Dream' despite the lingering economic conditions, but find that their standard of living has been significantly impacted since the Great Recession. The survey, commissioned by Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), found that 42 percent still believe the American Dream is alive and well but 53 percent believe that they now live in a 'new normal' with different expectations about their future. (more...)

Theatre of the Black Butterfly's POOL (NO WATER) Now Playing Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

INTRODUCING Montreal's newest English-language professional theatre collective and it's site-specific production of POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill. Theatre of The Black Butterfly is the brainchild of Gordon McCall, former artistic director of Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company. "Our Theatre of The Black Butterfly motto is 'Defying Convention'. We want to make provocative theatre that challenges theatrical preconceptions, that is site-specific and that celebrates Montreal,' says McCall. (more...)

Branchwater and Switch Factory to Perform 6/28 at the Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Branchwater returns to the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre for a concert on Saturday, June 28 at 6:30 pm, with guests Switch Factory. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Reprise Role in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in the West End, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Brandon Victor Dixon will reprise his role as 'Haywood Patterson' in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS when the musical arrives in the West End beginning October 4, 2014 at the Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Music Institute Announces 2014-15 Nichols Concert Hall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Celebrating 85 years, the Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2014-15 season of its popular Faculty and Guest Artist Series. All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in the heart of downtown Evanston. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Honor A. R. Gurney and Arthur Levitt at A PERFECT PARTY Gala, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Playwright A. R. ("Pete") Gurney, who has had 14 of his plays staged at Westport Country Playhouse, will be celebrated at the Playhouse's annual fundraiser, "A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney," on the evening of Monday, September 22. Westport's Arthur Levitt, a valued trustee and longtime supporter of the Playhouse, will also be honored with the Playhouse Leadership Award. (more...)

Broadway Composer Mary Rodgers Guettel Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan this morning after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. She was 83 years old. (more...)

getTV to Celebrate Independence Day with HELLCATS OF THE NAVY & CRASH LANDING
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Let freedom ring withgetTV this 4 th of July, as the network presents an Independence Day double feature devoted to actress, former First Lady, and humanitarian Nancy Reagan. (more...)

Universal's CLASSIC MONSTERS Complete 30-Film Collection Coming to DVD 9/2
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time. (more...)

New Version of Tobias Picker's Opera AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Receives World Premiere at the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the premiere of a new version of An American Tragedy, which was originally commissioned by and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005, by composer Tobias Picker and librettist Gene Scheer on Sunday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m., with subsequent performances through Sunday, August 24. One hour prior to the opening performance and other matinee performances, Mr. Picker will preview his work in a free discussion at the Preview Pavilion next to the performance venue. The production is directed by Peter Kazaras and conducted by George Manahan, and the cast features Glimmerglass's 2014 Young Artists. Tickets range from $10-$144 and can be purchased by calling the box office at(607) 547-2255 or online at glimmerglass.org. (more...)

aisle411 Provides Indoor Mapping for Marsh Supermarkets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Shoppers can use the new Marsh App, built for Marsh by Taqtile Mobility, to find where products are located inside the 81 Marsh, O'Malia's or Mainstreet Market Stores in Indiana and Ohio. Marsh licensed aisle411's innovative product locator technology and store maps inside the Marsh App to show where products are located in the store, map a shopping list and provide more opportunities to take advantage of weekly offers. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Presents Special Workshop of the All-New Musical Review THE PASSING SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present a special workshop production of the all-new musical revue The Passing Show for five performances only June 26-29 at MTC Creative Center. (more...)

'The Evolving Universe' Is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

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Mint Theater to Stage Revival of George Kelly's THE FATAL WEAKNESS, 8/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Mint Theater's next production will be The Fatal Weakness by George Kelly. Jesse Marchese directs a cast that features Cliff Bemis, Cynthia Darlow, Kristin Griffith, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Patricia Kilgarriff, and Victoria Mack. The Fatal Weakness will have scenic design Vicki R. Davis, costume design by Andrea Varga, lighting design by Christian DeAngelis, original music & sound design by Jane Shaw, and properties design by Joshua Yocom. Performances will begin Tuesday August 19th and continue through October 12th. Opening Night is set for Monday September 15th (7pm) at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street, just west of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Attic Theater to Present Preston Sturges' STRICTLY DISHONORABLE at The Flea, 7/22-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Attic Theater Company presents Preston Sturges' classic screwball comedy STRICTLY DISHONORABLE at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca). Directed by Laura Braza, STRICTLY DISHONORABLE will be performed Tuesday, July 22nd through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The Press Opening is Saturday, July 26th at 7pm. Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at www.theattictheaterco.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: THE BOSWELL PROJECT Raises the Profile of an Often Overlooked Trio of Singers
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2014

Kylie Ferreira, Louise Messenger, and Valeska Laity have done a superb job of bringing the sounds of the Boswell Sisters to life again. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization's 2014 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated annual audience of 60,000. (more...)

Unsung Concert Series to Continue at 54 Below with UNSUNG BOB MERRILL, 8/5, and UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its 2014 Unsung concert series at 54 Below with Unsung Bob Merrill and Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2, following its recent sold-out, critically acclaimed Unsung Carolyn Leigh concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The two all-new evenings are created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, At Home Abroad). (more...)

The Frick Collection Announces Plans to Enhance and Renovate Museum and Library
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Frick Collection today unveiled a plan to enhance and renovate its museum and library to further fulfill founder Henry Clay Frick's long-standing vision to offer public access to its works of art and educational programs. The proposal derives from the Frick's history of architecturally cohesive expansions and alterations. It includes the construction of a new addition in keeping with the scale and design of the original house and the library wing, and the renovation and expansion of interior spaces (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents VIRGINIA WOOLF: ART, LIFE AND VISION, 7/10-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

A major exhibition exploring the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf, one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century, opens at the National Portrait Gallery tomorrow, Thursday 10 July 2014. Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, on display until 26 October, will feature painted portraits, photographs, drawings and rare archival material. (more...)

Warner Theatre Jazz Series Continues with Arti Dixson Group on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Warner Theatre Jazz Series will continue Friday, July 18th with the Arti Dixson Group performing in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 8 pm. Arti is a seasoned performance artist whose list of achievements spans a rich and diverse spectrum of both venue and genre. It was studying with Jack DeJohnette that inspired Arti to pursue a musical career. (more...)

Warner Stage Company to Present PETER PAN, 7/26-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Warner Stage Company's Main Stage Musical Season continues Saturday, July 26th at 7:30 pm with the opening night of Peter Pan. (more...)

Bruce Vilanch Set to Lead Developmental Reading of I HAD A BALL on 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Ford Announces $1 Million Donation to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Ford Motor Company is building on a century-long commitment to supporting the African American community with a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

Attic Theater Presents Preston Sturges' STRICTLY DISHONORABLE at The Flea, Now Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Attic Theater Company presents Preston Sturges' classic screwball comedy STRICTLY DISHONORABLE at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca). Directed by Laura Braza, STRICTLY DISHONORABLE will be performed Tuesday, July 22nd through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The Press Opening is Saturday, July 26th at 7pm. Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at www.theattictheaterco.com. (more...)

Tickets to David Williamson's RUPERT at Sydney's Theatre Royal On Sale 25 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Thursday 29 August 2013 the Melbourne Theatre Company presented the World Premiere of Rupert, David Williamson's take on the greatest media mogul of all time, which enjoyed a sell-out season and critical acclaim. The production then had its USA premiere at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, where it received standing ovations. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Final Season of HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

No one goes quietly. BOARDWALK EMPIRE returns for the fifth and final season Sunday, September 7 at 9PM, only on HBO. Get a first look at the upcoming season below! (more...)

Laguna Art Museum Presents REX BRANDT: IN PRAISE OF SUNSHINE Exhibit, Thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Laguna Art Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the paintings of California landscape artist Rex Brandt (1914–2000), curated by Curator of Historical Art Janet Blake. (more...)

Weimar Republic: The Cabaret
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 2, 2014

The end of World War I in 1918 brought radical change to a defeated, disillusioned Germany. The entire population had experienced hunger, death, and violence. In October of that year, as the Americans brought renewed vigor to the fighting on the Western front, a largely communist revolt against the Kaiser and the war spread across Germany. Top military leaders showed no confidence in the monarchy. In early November, the Kaiser abdicated, and a leading socialist party declared a republic, thus bringing the Weimar Republic to power. The November 11 armistice was signed soon after. The war with the world had ended, but Germany's internal war was just beginning. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Will Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

The Footlight Players to Open 83rd Season with DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, 8/1-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Footlight Players, South Carolina's longest-producing theatre company, will open its 83rd Season with the smash-hit, Don't Dress for Dinner, written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon. Jo Ellen Aspinwall directs a stellar cast through a delicious web of marital treachery. On stage August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 at 8:00PM and August 10 & 17 at 3:00PM. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company's CABARET Opens July 25th at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

It's time to return to the Kit Kat Klub in the new 1998 version of the Tony Award musical, CABARET. First time to be performed in the North Bay, the show includes two very different portrayals of the Emcee as director John DeGaetano's production of the musical officially opens July 25th at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. (more...)

HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE to Return for Final Season 9/7
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Emmy(R)-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE will return for its eight-episode, fifth and final season Sept. 7, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Cabaret: Read, Watch, Listen
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 11, 2014

Immerse yourself in the world of Cabaret with our recommended reading, watching and listening lists! WHAT TO READ (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF, CURIOUS GEORGE and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's 2014-15 Family Festivies Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2014-15 Family Festivities Series beginning in the fall, featuring productions based on children's classic stories, including 'Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse,' 'The Lightning Thief,' 'Dog Loves Books,' and 'Curious George.' Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

BOARDWALK EMPIRE to Enter Final Season on HBO, 9/7
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Emmy-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE will return for its eight-episode, fifth and final season Sept. 7, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

NY Philharmonic to Give First Performance of Toscanini's 1951 Arrangement of STAR SPANGLED BANNER, 7/4 - 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will give the first performances of a new edition of Arturo Toscanini's 1951 arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during several summer concerts taking place throughout July. (more...)

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