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Craig Jessup Brings THIS FUNNY WORLD to Society Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????In 1926, Lorenz Hart wrote: 'This funny world makes fun of the things that you strive for. This funny world can laugh at the dreams you're alive for." (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 26th, 2017 - MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Paper Mill Playhouse's star-studded MARY POPPINS opens on Sunday! (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

Mastodon to Perform 'Show Yourself' Live on CONAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Mastodon will perform 'Show Yourself' live on CONAN tonight. Tune in to TBS stations at 11:00 p.m. PT/ET, 10:00 p.m. CT. (more...)

Opening Weekend for DRIVING MISS DAISY at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, is pleased to announce the opening night performance of the first play in the theatre's four-show subscription series, Alfred Uhry's, Driving Miss Daisy. The popular film version went on to win nine Academy Awards including Best Picture. The production will have three low-cost previews this Friday, May 26, at 8pm and Saturday, May 27, at 2pm and 8pm with all general admission seats only $20.00, followed by the Opening on Sunday, May 27, at 2pm. Patrons attending the Sunday matinee Opening are also invited to attend a wine and dessert reception with the cast following the performance as part of admission. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Rebecca Russo - May 25, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Raja Feather Kelly's Newest Warhol-Inspired Work Headed to LUMBERYARD Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts will present the feath3r theory in: Another Fucking Warhol Production, or Who's Afraid of Andy Warhol?, a new work from Raja Feather Kelly and his company the feath3r theory, June 22-24 at The Kitchen as part of the second annual LUMBERYARD in the City festival. (more...)

Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond to Headline BROADWAY DREAMS SING DREW FORNAROLA at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway Dreams and writer Drew Fornarola (STRAIGHT, Claudio Quest) will team up to present an evening of songs from Fornarola's musicals at the beautiful new Green Room 42 on 42nd Street. The event will be held on June 12th at 8pm and will help kick off the Broadway Dreams New York City Musical Theatre Intensive. Tickets are $20. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. The free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 19 and running through August 21.  (more...)

John Dufffy Institute for New Opera presents World Premiere of KEPT
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Legendary Pianist Byron Janis Releases First Album of Three Volume Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Piano legend Byron Janis releases Byron Janis Live on Tour, an album of never before released live recordings of performances by the internationally celebrated pianist. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Announces Lineup for 21st Annual SUNSET CONCERTS Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Skirball Cultural Center proudly presents the twenty-first season of its annual free summertime concert series, Sunset Concerts. Coinciding with the Skirball's latest exhibition, Paul Simon: Words & Music (on view through September 3), the new season draws inspiration from Paul Simon's pioneering efforts to bring world music to pop audiences while building bridges across cultures. (more...)

Young French star Busta K Signs Stay Here to Scorpio Music
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Young Parisian producer Busta K has made a name for himself with his huge bootlegs of Galantis and Disclosure (over 200,000 plays combined) as well as official reworkings for Bob Sinclar and Phil Fuldner. He now lands on Scorpio Music with the feel-good anthem Stay Here, ready to dominate dancefloors all summer long. (more...)

Rec Room Arts presents Modern Adaptation of Iconic Ballet, THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Rec Room Arts (Artistic Director, Matt Hune; Executive Director, Stephanie Wittels Wachs) announces the cast and creative team for THE RITE OF SPRING. The production previews Wednesday, June 14th, opens on Thursday, June 15th, and runs through Saturday, July 8, 2017 in the 600 sq. ft. Back Room at Rec Room. (more...)

Grammy Award Winner and Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell Honored at Kaufman Music Center's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kaufman Music Center's 2017 Gala took place on Monday, May 22, at Guastavino's. The event, which raised nearly $800,000 in support of Kaufman's music education programs, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Kaufman's public school for musically gifted children, Special Music School (more...)

Jay Baruchel and Jeremy Garelick To Helm JFL/Thruline TELEVISION STAGED READINGS at Just For Laughs ComedyPRO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Actor/writer/director Jay Baruchel (Goon, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Man Seeking Woman) and writer/director Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer, The Break-Up) return to Just For Laughs ComedyPRO for a third year of JFL/Thruline Television Staged Readings. The duo will each helm an all-star cast of actors and comedians in a staged read through of one American and one Canadian script. The event takes place Thursday, July 27th at the Hyatt Regency Montreal during Just For Laughs ComedyPRO, the leading industry event of the comedy business.  (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Present 3rd Annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

This Memorial Day, American Heroes Channel (AHC) in partnership with The Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Got Your Six, honors our nation's heroes with the third annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE event. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Coverage of 2017 FRENCH OPEN Beginning 5/28
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2017 FRENCH OPEN, beginning this Sunday, May 28, live at Noon ET on NBC with the first round from the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. (more...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world. (more...)

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss! (more...)

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Chicago Children's Theatre (chicagochildrenstheatre.org), the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

ICE CREAM to Temper Steamy Nights at Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Nothing says summer like hot weather and ice cream, so who can't get behind steamy nights and an ice cream theme! Seattle's own Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret invites you to its latest effervescent, dance-crazed spectacle, ICE CREAM, the historic venue's kick-off to the summer season. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and ANASTASIA Headed to THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Cast members and writers of two new Broadway shows are featured on THEATER TALK this week - Chris Cooper, Laurie Metcalf and playwright Lucas Hnath, all Tony Award-nominated for A Doll's House, Part 2 at the Golden Theatre; and Christy Altomare, Ramin Karimloo and librettist Terrence McNally representing Anastasia, now at the Broadhurst Theatre. Co-hosts of THEATER TALK are Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Shrewd Productions
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads, and try to beat back theextremist insanity in revolutionary Paris. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the Shrewd Productions cast in costume below! (more...)

BANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The producers of Bandstand have launched 'Band Together-The Broadway Veteran Project,' a sponsorship program allowing United States military veterans access to sponsored tickets to the brand new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Announced for 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Broadway Global has announced the nominees for the 2017 Producer of the Year. The 2016 winners, Cathy Rigby McCoy & Tom McCoy, the first woman and first couple ever chosen as Producers of the Year (we couldn't honor one, without the other). Cathy & Tom, chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, are the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Camp Sherman to Mark WWI Centennial in Chillicothe This July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Moving forward one-hundred years to 2017, Chillicothe will be welcoming guests into the community for the commemoration of Camp Sherman. Camp Sherman Days is a nine-day event that will offer visitors the opportunity to explore the impact of the Camp beginning July 1st through July 9th. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' Continues with Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft on PBS, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

The culinary journey of AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' - four documentaries on legendary chefs - continues with a profile on Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons. (more...)

Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Breaking: LOVE NEVER DIES Announces 2017-18 Touring Engagements
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Love Never Dies will make its North American premiere in Detroit, MI at the Fisher Theater from October 17-29, with official opening night October 25, following a special preview engagement in Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome Theater from October 3-8. Complete North American touring schedule for the 2017-18 season is below. Casting will be revealed at a later date. (more...)

Downtown Boys Announce 'Cost of Living' LP Out This August on Sub Pop
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Downtown Boys use their ferocious energy and powerhouse live shows to unite crowds in the struggle to smash racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts. (more...)

BOEING BOEING to Close this Weekend at Lee Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boeing Boeing, written by Marc Camoletti and translated into English by Beverley Cross, is a classic French farce that boasts the Guinness World Records most performed French play. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that renowned choral director Robert Porco will step down from his position as the Orchestra's Director of Choruses with the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.  At that time, he will be the longest-serving Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in the ensemble's history, he began his tenure with the 1998-99 season. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival Kicks Off Season with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, NYC DJ Johnny Dynell, and Vocal Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) in the picturesque mountains of Colorado kicks off its 21st season with the first performances of the summer. CBMF's season, entitled “Identity Unmasked,” will explore identity and its revelation or masking. The Crested Butte Opera Studio vocalists showcase their artistry in a recital on June 23; Famed NYC DJ and club impresario Johnny Dynell  leads a night of masked dancing on June 24; Members of the Crested Butte Opera Studio will present Cabaret Bleu, an evening of music from the American Songbook on June 27; Mark O'Connor – perhaps the greatest fiddler of all time – offers two concerts with his family on June 28 and 29; and the Swallow Hill Bluegrass Kids Camp offers five days of immersive music instruction. (more...)

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Announce U.S. Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Melbourne's King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are excited to announce a second run of US tour dates in 2017, confirming fall headlining shows set to extend throughout September and October (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Return to Joe's Pub for 'CLOSE TO YOU' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Friday, September 29 at 9:30 PM and Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael Kushner
by Something New - May 23, 2017

In Episode 508 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Kushner, a performer, photographer, writer, makeup artist, and Founding Member of Musical Theatre Factory (mtf.nyc). (more...)

Comic Ellyn Daniels' Brings Solo Show to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stand-up comic, writer, actor and model Ellyn Daniels makes her debut at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival this June with her new show 'Emotional Terrorism'. This one woman stand-up show takes the audience on an intoxicating journey from Orlando to Togo, ballet to bulimia, the runways of Paris to blacking out in Hollywood mansions and sitting on the precipice of suicide, to finding salvation through stand-up comedy. Daniels puts a hilarious spin on her unapologetic, soul-bearing tale of one girl's journey from humiliation to liberation. 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival participant, 'Emotional Terrorism', presented by Aloysius Productions and directed by Desmond Devenish (actor/director/producer/writer and founder of Gunnison Galaxy, a creative collective), with six performances at The Actors Company (Let Live Theater) in West Hollywood from June 4 - 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Paris-Based Pop Duo 99 Trees Announce Debut EP
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

99 Trees' debut is a collection of infectious tracks about love, friendship, bitter-sweet ballads and stories of painful breakups. An honest snapshot of life as Blixen knows it. (more...)

BWW Recap: Patti Murin Reacts to the Historic BACHELORETTE Season Premiere
by Patti Murin - May 22, 2017

Bonjour, America! I currently just spent a gorgeous spring day in Paris sequestered my hotel room. Why, you ask? Because I had to watch the first episode of the new season of THE BACHELORETTE. If you're reading this, you probably would have done the same. (more...)

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