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Photo Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA took place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.  (more...)

Disney Pixar's CARS 3 Fuels Up for Nationwide Tour
by Movies News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Disney¬ēPixar's CARS 3 is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. (more...)

Neil Diamond World Tour Kicks Off This April; 3 CD Anniversary Collection Out 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On March 31. 2017 UME and CMG will release Neil Diamond 50-50th Anniversary Collection, a 3 CD set that marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's first hit ¬ďSolitary Man.¬Ē (more...)

Cher, Anjelica Huston & More Set for New Original Movies on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lifetime's mission to lead entertainment through female-centric storytelling continues with the greenlight of three new high-profile movies: Flint, starring Cher; Watcher in the Woods, starring Anjelica Huston; and I Am Elizabeth Smart featuring Elizabeth Smart as executive producer and on-screen narrator. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bill Kenwright presents the highly anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which opens at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.  (more...)

ESPN Covers Every Game of the NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

ESPN's 2017 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship coverage begins March 24 with 12 games in 53 hours as the tournament's 16-team field is reduced to the four teams that will advance to Chicago for the Frozen Four. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Has A Plethora of Family-Friendly Acts Up Its Sleeve
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 22, 2017

Come one, come all to CIRCUS 1903-THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS that has landed in Chicago with plenty of razzle dazzle circus acts and exhilarating feats to make this show a treat for the whole family. Directed by Neil Dorward, and featuring two magnificently rendered elephant puppets from Significant Object, the artistic company that was also behind WAR HORSE, CIRCUS 1903 is a feast for the eyes and recalls the delights of a classic traveling circus. (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Andy Cohen, and LaChanze Lead April CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the April CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!, featuring Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, Oskar Eustis, Lisa Lampanelli, LaChanze, Andy Cohen and more. The fourth edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will take place on Tuesday, April 18 at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Jean-Michel Jarre Presents Live at the Dead Sea Masada, Israel This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The prolific and celebrated electronic music pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE--a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, 2017 Grammy nominee (more...)

Naughty Professor Announce New Orleans JazzFest Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Acclaimed New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor recently announced the first leg of their winter and spring tour in support of their upcoming new album,¬†Identity. Today, Naughty Professor reveal the addition of a mainstage performance (The Acura Stage) at New Orleans JazzFest on¬†Friday, May 5, followed by a late night show at d.b.a. Naughty Professor welcomes¬†Identity¬†collaborators and special guests to join them at d.b.a. ¬Ė including Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), members of The Soul Rebels, Cliff Hines, Sasha Masakowsi, Cole DeGenova, Dexter Gilmore, Jason Butler, Mykia Jovan¬†and more TBA - for a hometown throwdown not to be missed. (more...)

ESPN Radio New York 98.7FM's Justin Craig Assumes New Role at ESPN Radio
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

ESPN Radio New York 98.7FM program director Justin Craig has been named Senior Director, Programming and Operations for the national ESPN Radio network. (more...)

weAREproductions Presents SMOKEY THE BANDIT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Who can haul 400 cases of illegal beer from Texarcana, Texas, back to Atlanta, Georgia, in 28 hours or less, for $80,000, while being chased by the cops, and harboring a hitchhiking bride? THE BANDIT! That's who! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Orchid Classics to Release RAVEL Featuring Pianist Stewart Goodyear
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On May 5, 2017, Orchid Classics will release Ravel [ORC100061], featuring the critically-acclaimed Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear performing works by the beloved French master. In his first recording for the British label, the recording includes:  Sonatine,Gaspard de la nuit, Miroirs, Pavane pour une infante defunte, and Jeux d'eau. (more...)

Joel Zwick Directs Disney's Christy Carlson Romano in New Comedy THE FURNITURE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Ventura County audiences will get the first look at a new comedy for grown ups by Disney Channel show runner¬†Marc Warren¬†(Even Stevens, Full House).¬†Joel Zwick¬†(My Big Fat Greek Wedding) directs four performances of¬†The Furniture,¬†a dark comedy about the ways we hurt the ones we love,¬†April 21¬†¬Ė¬†April 23¬†at the¬†Hillcrest Center for the Arts¬†in¬†Thousand Oaks. (more...)

PowPAC presents OVER THE TAVERN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

 Set in Buffalo, New York, the playwright's home town, Over the Tavern carries us back to the Eisenhower years of the 1950s and introduces us to the Pazinskis - Mom, Dad and their four children, Eddie, Annie, Georgie and, the hero of our tale, 12-year-old Rudy, a precocious kid who's starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. Rudy believes God put us on earth to "have fun," and he's trying to figure out why his family isn't having any. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he'd rather shop around for a more 'fun' religion, all hell breaks loose (more...)

BWW Interview: Evelyn Christina Tonn In CHICAGO Coming to the Van Wezel
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 21, 2017

Sarasotan, Evelyn Christina Tonn Comes to the Van Wezel in Chicago the Musical (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Announces the Great Trans* Play Contest^
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Chicago-based performing arts company Pride Films and Plays announces its inaugural The Great Trans* Play Contest. The international competition is open exclusively to playwrights who are transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, non-binary, or of other gender nonconforming identities, all referred to here as 'trans*.' The mission of this new competition is to specifically encourage new stories touching the trans* community and its members which are told with authentic trans* voices and thereby provide valuable opportunities for trans theatre artists in the disciplines of performance, direction, and management. In the process, Pride Films and Plays will foster trans* identified authors and help amplify their work within the queer and general theatre communities. (more...)

Planet Connections' 2017 Playwrights for a Cause Honors the NYCLU in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, the annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit, hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, addresses powerful social and topical issues in our society through the works of prominent playwrights. This year, the event will be Sunday, July 23, and will benefit the New York Civil Liberties Union with 'The Protest Plays,' stories of standing up to injustice written by celebrated authors, CATHERINE FILLOUX, LYLE KESSLER, JOSE RIVERA, and REGINA TAYLOR. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Victory Dance Project, under the Artistic Direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 - 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The season will open with a Celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company's "Woman of Valor Award." The program, entitled From This Movement On will also include a world premiere choreographed by Jordan, as well pieces from the company's repertory. (more...)

The Revival Announces April Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in April 2017. Inspired by the legacy of the Compass Players, The Revival brings improvisational comedy back to the same corner where it was invented in 1955! (more...)

Cyrus Plays Elvis Presley in the 2016-2017 Hot Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Chestnut's idea to connect between Elvis and Jazz is based on the Blues, Country and Gospel influences that are evident in Elvis's music. Presley's greatest hits receive exceptional interpretations by Chestnut who is known by his Jazz, Gospel and Bop styled improvisation skills ¬Ė ones which he acquired throughout the years in which he played in church as a child. He believes that Jazz is a religious musical genre. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Boise State Music Department & Morrison Center Bring Dominic Armstrong to Boise
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, April 9th, at 7:30 pm, the Boise State University Choirs and Orchestras will present an all-Mozart celebration, featuring Mozart's stunning Requiem. Also featured on this concert will be two Mozart arias performed by the celebrated tenor Dominic Armstrong. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Tony Award Winner and International Opera Singer will Star in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director, and Casey Wm. Gallagher, Managing Director) announced today that Tony Award-winning actor and world-renowned opera singer Paulo Szot will star in Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer. Mr. Szot will play the role of Juan Peron opposite Broadway star Dee Roscioli who, as previously announced, will play the title role of Eva Peron. (more...)

Ernestine Jackson and Allison Brewster Franzetti Round Out 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the starry 70, Girls, 70 concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.  (more...)

BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Live at Zédel
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 21, 2017

Counting credits including We Will Rock You, Wicked, and The Last Ship, Rachel Tucker shows off her vocal range brilliantly, but she is ultimately underwhelming at her limited intimate solo shows at Zedel, giving the impression that a lot more could have been done production-wise. (more...)

VIDEO: Improv Comedy Bangalore Invited to Chicago Improv Festival
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2017

ICB (Improv Comedy Bangalore) has been invited as the only team to represent India at the 20th Chicago Improv festival! (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

G Herbo Releases Merch Capsule In Celebration of 'Welcome To Fazoland 1.5'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Friday (March 17), G Herbo released a commemorative merchandise capsule in conjunction with the release of his Welcome To Fazoland 1.5 EP (more...)

Opera Theatre of the Rockies Presents THE MIKADO, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce their entry into the ¬ďtopsy turvy¬Ē world of Gilbert & Sullivan with performances of¬†The Mikado. Performances will be at the¬†Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall¬†at Colorado College on¬†May 13 at 7:30 PM and¬†May 14 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are¬†$25 to $40 for adults, and¬†student tickets are $10. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 21, 2017

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After returning to his alma mater for an afternoon to teach a choreography masterclass, I was lucky enough to sit down with the performer and hear about his experience being on tour with such a big Broadway hit. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Will Waft Into The Marriott Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Set against the lavish backdrop of a 1930s Hungarian perfume shop, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy gem, SHE LOVES ME, continues The Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running April 26 through June 18, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Balance and Composure Announce New Slow Heart 7' for Record Store Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

As an exclusive for Record Store Day, Balance and Composure are excited to release Slow Heart, their new two-track 7¬Ē featuring a pair of songs from the original Light We Made sessions (more...)

Cellist Nicole Johnson Performs at Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Cellist Nicole Johnson performs a recital of Impressionistic, contemporary and traditional works on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 8:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. Included on the program are Claude Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano, traditional Bulgarian dance tunes, and works by contemporary composers Hilary Tann (Lullaby), Paul Wianko (American Haiku for Viola and Cello), Carter Brey (Tanga para Ilaria) and Chinary Ung (Khse Buon). (more...)

Harry Bicket Conducts Handel's 'Ariodante' at Carnegie Hall, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicketconducts Handel's Ariodante at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert. In this concert presentation of Handel's brilliantly melodic work, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs the title role joined by sopranos Christiane Karg (Ginevra) and Joélle Harvey (Dalinda), contralto Sonia Prina (Polinesso), tenors David Portillo(Lurcanio) and Tyson Miller (Odoardo), with bass-baritone Matthew Brook (King of Scotland). (more...)

'BUFFY' Musical ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING to Return to Mary's Attic for 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on network television, the Scoobies are coming out of hibernation to perform Once More, With Feeling....well....once more, with feeling at Mary's Attic! Sing along with us as the Scoobies sing and dance their way to overcome the musical demon Sweet and his henchmen. (more...)

About Face Theatre Announces Casting For BRIGHT HALF LIFE, 5/26-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the final production of its 2016-17 Season, the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield's contemporary love story BRIGHT HALF LIFE, directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm. (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Bring FOLDED and More to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

BAM presents Doug Varone and Dancers, celebrating 30th anniversary season with two NY premieres and one major revival, March 29-April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St).  (more...)

Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company to Perform One-Night-Only Show at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

92Y announces a special one-night-only performance by Chicago's critically acclaimed improv troupe, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, on Friday, April 7. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Legendary Nik Wallenda To Headline Big Apple Circus Comeback Season At Lincoln Center and On Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Big Top Works, the new producers of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, are pleased to announce that ten-time world record holding high wire artist, aerialist and bona fide daredevil Nik Wallenda will headline BIG APPLE CIRCUS's triumphant return to New York City, and national tour, for its 40th anniversary season. (more...)

The Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is bringing to its stage a series of staged readings exploring the AIDS crisis, as seen by Broadway playwrights at the time. Talkbacks with each creative team will follow each performance. (more...)

Rachelle Ferrell, Mac McAnally, Garland Jeffreys and More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces back-to-back shows with Rachelle Ferrell, 6-time CMA Musician of The Year award-winner Mac McAnally returns to City Winery, NY Blues Hall of Famer Garland Jeffreys and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 23 at noon at citywinery.com/Chicago. (more...)

NBC Sports NHL Coverage Highlighted by 'Star Sunday' Doubleheader
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The NHL on NBC continues its ¬ďPush for the Playoffs¬Ē this week with a ¬ďStar Sunday¬Ē doubleheader, highlighted by the NHL Game of the Week on Sunday at noon ET on NBC, as Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild host Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings. (more...)

Opera Theatre Announces a Topsy Turvy Season of Gilbert & Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce their entry into the "topsy turvy" world of Gilbert & Sullivan with performances of The Mikado. Performances will be at the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall at Colorado College onMay 13 at 7:30 PM and May 14 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 to $40 for adults, and student tickets are $10. (more...)

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