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Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

TEST DRIVE is Under Way at Route 66 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 3rd annual TEST DRIVE has begun! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Connie Johnson Announces 'Sugar Daddy'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Connie Johnson, a devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Sugar Daddy': a gripping and potent story that delves into a life unheard of; a life built on societal and family corruption. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Playwriting Foundation Announces Aleshea Harris as Winner of Relentless Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The American Playwriting Foundation (Executive Director David Bar Katz), established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. (more...)

Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM at Roundabout Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces the stars of the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Contest: Prince Royce Asks One Lucky Fan to Become 'Roadie for a Day' for Upcoming Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, Latin superstar Prince Royce unveiled a contest via his official mobile app powered by escapex that will give one lucky fan the opportunity to join his epic summer tour as Roadie for a Day. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

What began as a 1970s rock opera concept album became a global stage phenomenon that captured seven Tony Award nominations and countless awards overseas in its 40-plus years. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2017/18 Season. (more...)

University of South Carolina Theatre Stages ANIMAL FARM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present George Orwell's timeless parable of political corruption, Animal Farm, April 14-22 at Drayton Hall Theatre.   (more...)

The Shelters Confirm Festival Appearances at Lollapalooza, BottleRock Napa Valley & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Coming off an impressive SXSW, Los Angeles based rock band The Shelters-who were ranked as one of Bandsintown's 'Breakout Artists' at SXSW-have confirmed festival appearances at Chicago's Lollapalooza, Louisville's Forecastle, BottleRock Napa Valley, and more. See below for complete tour details including the first dates to be announced on The Shelters' first-ever European tour. (more...)

THE KING AND I to Dance Into Chicago This Summer; Tickets on Sale This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Chicago premiere of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will go on sale Friday, March 31, 2017. (more...)

Parisian Multi-Instrumentalist FKJ Releases 'Why Are There Boundaries?' Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

After the release of his debut album, which earned comparisons to Frank Ocean and TA-KU, Parisian multi-instrumentalist FKJ is now debuting the video for lead single ¬ďWhy Are There Boundaries?¬Ē. (more...)

BWW Feature: OCU to Host Inaugural Conference of 'Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training'
by Ronn Burton - Mar 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld sat down with Lance Marsh, Head of Performance at TheatreOCU and Conference Chair for the new Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training, to discuss their inaugural conference and the exciting future of the organization. (more...)

Pianist Lilya Zilberstein To Perform Grieg Piano Concerto With Santa Barbara Symphony, 4/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Internationally renowned pianist Lilya Zilberstein will perform Edvard Grieg's dramatic and fiercely compelling Piano Concerto in A Minor with the Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Christian Arming, at the Granada Theatre on April 15 and 16. (more...)

Ancient & Epic Tales Named Finalist in INDIES Book of the Year Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

August House is pleased to announce that Foreword Reviews has selected Ancient and Epic Tales as a finalist for their Annual INDIES Book of the Year Awards for Children's Books. This prestigious award honors the top books published each year by independent presses other than the powerful Big Five publishing houses. The winners of the INDIES Book of the Year Awards will be announced on June 24th at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Chicago. (more...)

Opera Memphis presents American stories at Midtown Opera Festival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2017

For the fifth year running, Opera Memphis will be in midtown for ten days of opera, concerts, parties, and more, including the reading of a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the US Army. Midtown Opera Festival takes place March 31-April 9 at Playhouse on the Square.   (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents Stefan Jackiw Performing Prokofiev Second Violin Concerto, 4/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents a trio of works including Dvo?√°k's Eighth Symphony,¬†April 27¬Ė30¬†in Englewood and Newark. Violinist Stefan Jackiw, who earned critical acclaim for his 2015 NJSO debut, performs Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto. (more...)

Guerilla Opera To Play Greatest Hits In Honor Of 10th Anniversary, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits on¬†Tuesday, April 18, 2017¬†at its 10th¬†Anniversary Celebration in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138!¬†Join your host Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming ¬ďPlay: the Game¬óor¬óGame: the Play¬Ē and Boston Lyric Opera's recent ¬ďThe Rakes Progress,¬Ē at¬†6:00pm¬†¬†for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar, and mezmerizing performances from Guerilla Opera's ¬ďrelentlesly inventive¬Ē ensemble. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Announces Cast for CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Cabaret, one of the great Broadway musicals of all time, begins previews at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster on May 4 and opens on May 7 for a run that continues through June 4. (more...)

Al Pacino & Robert De Niro Star In HEAT Arriving on Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD 5/9
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Oscar¬ģ winners Al Pacino* and Robert De Niro** both drive one of the most powerful and complex crime dramas of all time - four-time Oscar nominee Michael Mann's*** 1995 classic HEAT, arriving in an all-new Director's Definitive Edition May 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/26/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/26/2017. (more...)

86th Annual Waa-Mu Show 'BEYOND BELIEF' Will Celebrate Everyday Heroes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

"Beyond Belief: a superhero story" will invite audiences to look for the extraordinary within themselves, when the 86th annual Waa-Mu Show opens April 28 at Northwestern University. (more...)

SPAMILTON Will Slay Broadway Blockbuster in Open-Ended Run in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, the producers of 'Spamilton,' the critically acclaimed parody of 'Hamilton,' will extend its Chicago production for an open-ended run at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). (more...)

New Musicals COWBOY BOB and GUMBO Get 2017 Summer Labs at Yale Institute for Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab: COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ONCE and More Set for the Paramount in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora's Paramount Theatre, home to more than 33,000 subscribers for its Broadway Musical Series, continues its growth as one of the nation's preeminent regional theater powerhouses with today's announcement of four must-see, blockbuster musicals slated for its 2017-18 season: Million Dollar Quartet, Elf: The Musical, Cabaret and Once. (more...)

Hosts Announced for the 'ACM Red Carpet Live' Official Pre-Show for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions today announced the hosts of "ACM Red Carpet Live," the official red carpet pre-show for the Hosts Announced for the 'ACM Red Carpet Live' Official Pre-Show for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Offering Half-Price Tickets for National Husband Appreciation Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In honor of National Husband Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 15, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony and Tina, will be offering buy one, get one half-off tickets for the April 14 and April 15 performances. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE NIGHT SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the third and final production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season, May 12  - June 24, directed by Elly Green, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Previews are May 12 - 13, 18 - 19 at 8 p.m., May 14 and 21 at 4 p.m. The press opening is Monday, May 22 at 8 p.m. with a Board Night Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. with an open bar and appetizers. All performances have ground level access and are wheelchair accessible, with a special Access Project performance Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m. with a touch tour at 2:45 p.m.* An industry performance is on Monday, June 5 at 8 p.m for $18. Preview tickets are $15 with regular run tickets $30, they may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available.  (more...)

NBC Sports' PUSH FOR THE PLAYOFFS to Include 5 NHL Games This Week
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The NHL on NBC continues its ¬ďPush for the Playoffs¬Ē this week with five games highlighted by a ¬ďStar Sunday¬Ē doubleheader, which features the NHL Game of the Week at noon ET on NBC, as Jonathan Toews and the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks host Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup. (more...)

City Lit Theater to Stage World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd. (more...)

The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

Tift Merritt Premieres 'Icarus' Video on CMT + On Tour Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Stitch of the World, Merritt's sixth studio album, was written on a friend's farm in Marfa, Texas, at Merritt's California cabin and in New York City in the wake of several major changes in her life. (more...)

GOLDISOCKS AND HER THREE BEARS Tell Fabulous Tales of Drag Queens, Bears, and Shade, Oh My!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Has this administration got you down? Tired of folks telling you which bathroom to use? LGBTQ friends rejoice - this show lets you exercise your rights as patriots to resist, stand up, and be counted (while looking fabulous doing it)! (more...)

FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical REMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Remission, a new musical about vulnerability and hope, announces presentations open to industry professionals on March 31st. The presentations will be directed by Portia Krieger, with books/music/lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. (more...)

New Philharmonic Honored as 2017 Professional Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

New Philharmonic, under the direction of music director and conductor Kirk Muspratt, has been named recipient of the Illinois Council of Orchestras' 2017 ICO Award for Professional Orchestra of the Year. This award is in recognition of New Philharmonic's excellence in the field of music performance was adjudicated by a panel of judges drawn from the Illinois Council of Orchestras Board of Directors and independent professional conductors and musicians.  The award will be presented to Muspratt and New Philharmonic during the orchestra'sSaturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. "Encore" concert at the McAninch Arts Center, where the orchestra is in residence. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, directed by School of Drama Professor and CIVIC REP Artistic Director L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th - May 7th at the historic Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the University of Washington campus.  (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, April 14, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, April 14, 2017! (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

Comedy, Drama and All That Jazz: The Court Announces The Meridian Energy 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Court Theatre has announced its new season for 2017-2018. (more...)

Placido Domingo on Relatability of FIGARO (90210), Starting Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed run in 2016, ¬°Figaro! (90210) returns to the New York stage April 7th through April 23rd for 15 performances only. (more...)

The Sauk to Present John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer-Winning Play DOUBT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Sauk, Hillsdale County's community theatre, will present the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning drama, 'Doubt, A Parable' for four performances this weekend only, March 30-April 2. (more...)

mau5trap Presents 'we are friends Vol. 6' Compilation, Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

mau5trap releases their biggest annual compilation to date--we are friends Vol. 6 (WAF006)--which offers fans 21 tracks from the label's artists, including three new tracks from the label head himself, deadmau5. (more...)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce Spring US Tour; Deluxe Re-Issue Out 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Mexico City's guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela is excited to announce their first nationwide US tour in two years, including two nights at San Francisco's Fillmore and sets at NYC's Terminal 5, DC's 9:30 Club, Minneapolis's First Avenue and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lisa Kron's WELL at 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

"This play is not about my mother and me," begins the character, Lisa. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. The 1st Stage production of Well by Lisa Kron features Laura Artesi, Audrey Bertaux, Edward Christian, Marquis D. Gibson, Lolita Marie, and Elizabeth Pierotti. Michael Bloom directs the production at 1st Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Anchors from Around the Country to Guest Co-Host CBS's THE TALK
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Throughout the week, news anchors from five CBS Stations around the country will serve as guest co-hosts of THE TALK. (more...)

Xiu Xiu Covers Mozart + More via New 7' From Cosmic Dreamer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Venice Beach label Cosmic Dreamer Music has curated a collaboration between experimental musician Xiu Xiu and visual artist Heidi Hahn to produce a limited edition 7¬Ē with intricate packaging, available April 7 (more...)

Andrea Fulton's ROOF-TOP JOY to Play Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Theater for the New City presents Andrea J. Fulton's one-act comedic drama Roof-Top Joy, directed by Ward Nixon for a three-weekend run, April 13-30. (more...)

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