Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Lisa Fischer Set To Perform at Portland Ovations
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Portland Ovations announced their 2016-17 season at Portland's Masonic Temple on Wednesday night to a crowd of just over 150 Members and guests at its Annual Preview Party. Attendees enjoyed food and cocktails before being treated to a special glimpse of the new season, composed of over 30 performances at five different venues, and opening with Tony and Emmy Award-winning chanteuse Kristin Chenoweth on September 29th at Merrill Auditorium. (more...)

Breaking News: Full Starry Cast Set for THE FRONT PAGE; Holland Taylor and Robert Morse Join
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

So many stars! Producer Scott Rudin has announced the staggering complete cast list for the upcoming production of The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business. (more...)

Gene Hameroff Pens WHEN IT'S TIME TO MAKE THE MOVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'It's a nifty little handbook for seniors and those who care for them,' said Tucson's ABC TV Channel 9. Gene Hameroff's story touches a nerve, as millions of older Americans ponder whether to 'stay put' or 'make the move.' People send copies to friends and relatives to help them decide. (more...)

Holland Taylor, Robert Morse and Dylan Baker Join THE FRONT PAGE Broadway Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin has announced the staggering complete cast list for the upcoming production of The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business. (more...)

The 43rd Annual JEFF AWARDS Winners Announced - THE HAIRY APE, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, RENT and More Among Top!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

"The Hairy Ape"- Eugene O'Neill's expressionist play presented in a stark, brutal and imaginative setting; "Byhalia, Mississippi"- a new work of southern love and forgiveness, and "Rent"- the musical update of "La Boheme" performed in a small storefront theatre, took home the most honors on Monday, June 6, at Park West during the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 28th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Following the debut of its Chicago International Duo Piano Competition June 8-11, the Music Institute of Chicago presents its 28th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 8-17. In addition to offering students coaching, lectures, master classes, and recitals, the Festival includes five public events at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, in Evanston, featuring guest duo Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon, Festival Founders/Directors Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, and Music Institute piano faculty, all performing duo piano repertoire. (more...)

Supplemental ISM Report On Business' Brexit Report
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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Music Institute of Chicago to Honor Memory of Gilda Barston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago is sad to report that longtime and much-loved cello faculty member Gilda Barston died June 25 after a long illness. She was 71 years old and lived in Evanston, Illinois. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, PROOF and More Set for The Studio Theatre in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Studio Theatre - Tierra del Sol announces its 2016-17 season: SEASON ONE - A Model Home: Peer Beyond the Facade. (more...)

CAC Studios Creates Immersive, Episodic, Musical Experience THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Creating Arts Studios is proud to present The Clifton's Canteen - A Tribute to the 1940s USO Shows, this show is the first in a series and is an all new style of immersive theatrical cabaret where the audience and cast become one to tell the story in different stages at the venue. This exclusive event runs only two days only July 2nd and July 3rd, 2016 from 8PM - 10PM at Clifton's Cafeteria, 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014. (more...)

New Drink From Turkey Hill Pays Tribute To Farming Roots
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Ask a wise farmer about thirst-quenching beverages, and you're likely to hear a story passed down through the generations about a concoction known as switchel. And now, as Turkey Hill Dairy kicks off a year-long celebration of its 85 th anniversary, it pays tribute to that beverage and its own farming roots with a new line of drinks called Haymakers. (more...)

CABARET: Searing and Sexy Tale for our Times Now Thru July 17
by Linda Hodges - Jun 25, 2016

San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre plays host to the provocative and still darkly daring, Cabaret now through July 17. Set in 1931 Berlin, on the cusp of all that was to come with the rise of the Nazis, the Kander and Ebb musical revolves around the Kit Kat Club and its cast of characters who are determined to ignore the outside world. 'We have no troubles here! Here, life is beautiful,' shouts the garishly made-up emcee. He and the club's performers do their best to convince us that indeed, 'life is a cabaret' and, for a moment in time, it seems to be true. Yet they set aside the warning signs at their own peril. Coming directly from Broadway and originally directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, SHNSF's Cabaret is a spectacular sleight of hand, giving us sinfully sexy performances even as the real depravity lies in wait like spider outside the doors of the Kit Kat Club. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Welcome New VP for Institutional Advancement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago announces that Alexis F. Cooke will join the institution as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, effective July 6, 2016. Cooke will serve as a member of the organization's senior management team and be responsible for a broad range of fundraising and donor relations initiatives. (more...)

Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. Launches New Website
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

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Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile Serves Punch to Support Barnstormers Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Can't get HAMILTON tickets? Take a road trip up to the quaint New England town of Tamworth, and catch some American theater history at the Barnstormers Theater - washed down with some Barnstormers Punch, of course. Just five hours from New York City and a bit over two hours from Boston, it's an easy weekend jaunt that feels worlds away from the city (more...)

USGA Announces Sites For 2025 And 2026 U.S. Open Championships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

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GE Sets Guinness World Records Title For Most Efficient Power Plant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

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Raven Theatre Extends 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow), which on Monday, June 6 was honored for 'Outstanding Ensemble' at the annual Jeff Awards (Non-Equity Branch), has extended its previously announced remount by one week, with a new closing date of August 27, 2016. The entire Jeff award-winning all-African-American cast of the production will return for the run from July 21 through August 27, 2016. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/24/2016 - 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

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Roxey Ballet Presents FRANKENSTEIN this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

What is a monster? Can one exist in any realm? Does our fear alone define it? Could the future hold the possibility of bionically enhanced clones of the human species? How can we know if this scientific territory is safe to explore? Doctor Victor Frankenstein might help us consider. This futuristic adaptation of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN asks you to imagine a world that defies exact location and time. (more...)

BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical performance that made the most of the score by the composer who will always be known for CAVALLERIA RUSTIANA, that signpost of verismo opera. She's a find, and I hope to hear her again. (more...)

EVIL DEAD - The Musical this September at Warner Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Back by popular demand! The Warner Stage Company is excited to once again present EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre September 24-October 2! (more...)

The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory Presents NUTMEG SUMMER DANCE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory will present The Nutmeg Summer Dance Festival Weekend in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre July 29 & 30, 2016. An eclectic performance of classical and contemporary dance repertoire performed by the talented students, graduates and guests of The Nutmeg 47th International Summer Training program. (more...)

The Orion Ensemble to Open 2016-17 with COLLAGE OF COLORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

To open its 24th season, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents 'Collage of Colors,' welcoming guest violist Stephen Boe. (more...)

SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL to Begin This Weekend at Warner Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Warner Stage Company will present the family favorite SEUSSICAL: The Musical on the Warner's Main Stage July 30-August 7, 2016. (more...)

Hedy Weiss to Lead Talkback After Raven's DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

This Sunday, July 24, help Raven Theatre welcome Chicago Sun-Times Theater and Dance Critic Hedy Weiss! After the 3 pm matinee performance of Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys, Hedy will interview the cast and director and take questions from the audience. (more...)

Orion Ensemble to Open 24th Season with Wintle Commission, Mozart, Zemlinsky
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

To open its 24th season, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents 'Collage of Colors,' welcoming guest violist Stephen Boe. (more...)

The Hudson Village Theatre to Present PRIVATE LIVES This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Hudson Village Theatre continues its Games We Play theme with Noel Coward's hilarious romp, Private Lives, playing August 10 to 28. (more...)

BWW Interview: Teresa Sanderson and LL West on Utah Rep's CABARET
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 20, 2016

Utah Repertory Theater Company will present the award-winning musical CABARET from August 26 to September 11, 2016 at the Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theater. Master of Ceremonies Teresa Sanderson and director LL West took time out of their busy schedules to answer questions from BroadwayWorld about this new production. (more...)

Meet the Cast of East Lynne Theater Company's DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's "Dracula" at the after-show party at Pier House Restaurant on July 27, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 5 at an after-show Q&A.  (more...)

This Saturday, CASH IS KING at the Warner's Studio Theatre
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 18, 2016

The Warner Theatre will welcome back Cash Is King, the music of Johnny Cash, June Carter and The Tennessee Three, to the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Speakers Announced for SCOTTSBORO BOYS Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Cook County State's Attorney candidate Kim Foxx, Executive Director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council Lanetta Haynes Turner, Chicago Sun-Times theatre critic Hedy Weiss, Juvenile Justice Initiative Executive Director Elizabeth Clarke and Mothers Against Wrongful Convictions CEO Veronica Williams will lead a series of post-show discussions following performances of the award-winning Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys in its encore engagement at Raven Theatre this summer. In announcing the lineup today, Raven Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian said 'we are so honored to welcome these guests who can share with our audiences their expert perspectives on contemporary justice issues, along with Hedy Weiss, who was a champion of the play and its importance when we first produced it last fall. While this play concerns a landmark civil rights case from the 1930s, recent events are leading us all to ask how we can complete the journey to a more just society. Ms. Foxx, Ms. Turner, Ms. Clarke and Ms. Williams, who are all on the front lines of this issue, are certain to provide insights on where we stand and where we have yet to go in order to achieve full justice for all.' (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Hilarious Production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Chris Gibson - Jul 17, 2016

I grew up looking forward to the weekend, because that's when channel 30 would broadcast 'Chiller Theater', providing a burgeoning horror fan like myself with the chance to view all the creepy classics that sprang from the loins of Universal Studios during the 1930's and 40's. I was a preteen when YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN played at the Westport cinema for a year! Yeah, movies used to actually do that. So, it was a genuine treat to see one of my favorite monsters lovingly parodied by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. And, it was with much anticipation that I looked forward to seeing the musical version of this beloved comedy from my childhood on the grand stage of The Muny. I think it's an extremely entertaining show, filled with a plethora of familiar gags, as well as some outstanding performances. This well cast and delightfully staged production is full of gorgeously spooky scenery and fun musical numbers, and I highly recommend that everyone catch this particular presentation, because it's far and away more humorous and spirited than the touring show that came through several years ago. (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

Soluna Studio Will Present CABARET this July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical CABARET as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running July 15th-31st.  Audiences will 'come to the Cabaret' and be guests of the Kit Kat Club during this immersive, interactive production. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. All tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Group rates are also available. For more information about the show and tickets, please visit SoLuna Studio's website at www.solunastudiony.com. (more...)

Utah Rep to Stage CABARET, 8/26-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Utah Repertory Theater Company presents the award-winning musical 'Cabaret' August 26 - September 11, 2016 at the Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theater. Tickets are available online at www.utahrep.org. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Present DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The quiet English countryside changed with the arrival of its newest neighbor, Count Dracula. Even Lucy Seward, the daughter of the psychiatrist in charge of the local sanitorium, is behaving strangely. Her mysterious oddities are noticed by Jonathan Harker, the man who loves her, and her father who sends for Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing believes Lucy might be a victim of a ghost that sucks blood at night from its victims. (more...)

Orchard Supply Hardware to Host the Scott Brothers for Book Signing, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) today announced that Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV's popular show Property Brothers, will make exclusive in-store appearances at OSH in both San Jose and Pasadena on Sunday, July 17 to unveil their new line with the retailer. The well-known home repair and design trendsetters will be signing copies of their new book Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House during their visits to the stores. (more...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

DEAD SHOT MARY to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The extraordinary true story of one of the first female detectives in the New York City Police Department comes to life in the NYC premiere of DEAD SHOT MARY, written by Robert K. Benson and directed by Stephen Kaliski. Produced by R&R Productions, DEAD SHOT MARY begins performances on Friday, September 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 15. (more...)

Roxey Ballet to Present FRANKENSTEIN This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Roxey Ballet's Community Engagement Presentation of FRANKENSTEIN will run October 22-30, 2016.  (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...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Bids Fond Farewell to Fyvush Finkel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has just sent out the following letter in remembrance of Fyvush Finkel, who passed away over the weekend. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Announces Casting for Inaugural Season, Featuring NEXT TO NORMAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Studio Theatre, a new black box theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Whitney Morse, presents its inaugural season: A Model Home: Peer Beyond The Facade. (more...)

SYFY to Adapt & Executive Produce Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD with Amblin Television
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Syfy today announced they have signed Grant Morrison (“Batman,” “The Invisibles”) and Brian Taylor (“Crank,” “Gamer”) to adapt Aldous Huxley's novel “Brave New World” for Syfy with Amblin Television.  Morrison and Taylor will also serve as executive producers, along with Amblin Television Co-Presidents Darryl Frank (“The Americans,” “All The Way”) and Justin Falvey (“The Americans,” “All The Way”). (more...)

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