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Terrence McNally's play about Maria Callas takes audiences to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.



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The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History presents STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History  of Women
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to present a limited run engagement of STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre written and performed by Paula Ewin*, Ginger Grace*, Mari Lyn Henry, Judy Rosenblatt*, and Sandhi Santini. Additional text is by Melody Brooks. The production runs May 19-22, 2017 at New Perspectives Studio, 458 W 37th Street (more...)

BWW Review: Diva Maria Callas Commands the Stage Once Again in MASTER CLASS at MetroStage
by Jeffrey Walker - May 9, 2017

Master Class is McNally's fictionalized and highly entertaining play where "La Divina" once again brings her passions to the stage, this time as a teacher of young opera students. For the production now lighting up MetroStage, Illona Dulaski embodies Callas in a tour de force performance. (more...)

MetroStage Presents MASTER CLASS Through 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Soaring music, dramatic arias, emotional outbursts, and fascinating insight into the world of the arts, the artist and the psyche of the renowned Diva, Maria Callas. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey presents Audra McDonald this Saturday, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

State Theatre New Jersey presents six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald for the State Theatre's 2017 Benefit Gala on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 6pm. Audra's intimate concert performance with a trio will feature hits from Broadway and the great American songbook. Performance only tickets range from $35-$75. Gala tickets are $700. (more...)

Philly Playwright Wins Yale Prize and Programs Summer of Writing Classes
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's artist-driven organization dedicated to improving the way in which new plays are developed, has announced their Summer 2017 education offerings, including several opportunities to 'binge learn' during curated packages created especially for ambitious students. (more...)

Kahn & Corsaro Reprise Cabaret Show
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Should we call it "Linda and Maria Explain it All?" They certainly do in their performance of "What the Hell is Cabaret?!", to be performed four times in the coming weeks at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER Musical at San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.   (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER the Musical Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

=San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.    (more...)

Amy Herzog's 4000 MILES to Open Shakespeare & Company's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Shakespeare & Company opens their 40th Anniversary Season with 4000 Miles written by Amy Herzog, and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. This Pulitzer Prize finalist and Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play explores growing up, growing old and the moments in between. The acclaimed comic drama runs at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre from May 25 to July 16, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: MASTER CLASS WITH RORY O'MALLEY at Young Actors' Theatre Camp
by Courtney Symes - May 2, 2017

Last weekend, in the intimate San Francisco Playhouse, about 100 students had the privilege of attending a Master Class put on by the Young Actors' Theatre Camp (YATC). The featured artist was Rory O'Malley, who is currently in San Francisco playing King George III in the national tour of Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Review: GABRIEL: Better Angels Take Flight at Stoneham Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - May 2, 2017

Stoneham Theatre seriously ups its game with Moira Buffini's 1997 play GABRIEL, a World War II tale of survival and intrigue, where the fate of a family may rest upon the identity of a mysterious stranger. Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes directs a cast that includes some of Boston theater's most stellar actors, as well as a nine-year old member of 'the young company' making her Mainstage debut in a pivotal role. Scenic designer Matthew Lazure's evocative set takes us to the island of Guernsey, to a rustic farmhouse lacking the creature comforts formerly enjoyed by the family before the Nazi occupation. (more...)

Career Partners International Appoints New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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2017 Ben Vereen Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway/San Diego is excited to announce the 10 Best Actress and 10 Best Actor nominees for the 2017 Ben Vereen Awards, of which two will be selected on May 28th to compete at The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The JimmyTM Awards) in New York this June. The San Diego Ben Vereen Awards is sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union and this, its fourth year, will also highlight the winners of the Wellness Through the Arts Essay Contest with an original musical theatre production piece. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Tune Up Philly to Put on Free Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The talented young musicians of Tune Up Philly (TUP), The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO)'s community engagement program ensemble, will perform at Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Saturday May 27, 2017 presenting its 7th Annual Festival Concert at 1 p.m. This event is free and will be held at TPAC located at 1837 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. (more...)

Ben Folds Named Artistic Advisor for National Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) today announced the appointment of multi-faceted composer/musician Ben Folds as its first-ever Artistic Advisor, a post he will retain through the 2019-2020 season. (more...)

The Kenneth Brian Band To Release 'With Lions' at Malibu Guitar Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Kenneth Brian Band's timeless song-craft, peppered with Kenneth's gritty vocals and guitar prowess have helped earn them a loyal fanbase and the respect of fellow musicians. (more...)

Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra to Present Inaugural Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

It will be an exciting afternoon for the gifted young musicians of Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO), the beginning to intermediate-level full symphonic orchestra, who will present their Inaugural Festival Concert on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 4 p.m. (more...)

Typhanie Monique's Soulful Album 'Call It Magic' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Call It Magic is the fourth album from Chicago vocalist and educator Typhanie Monique. It is a long-awaited project that finds her channeling the passions, frustrations and complexities of love into a work of shimmering beauty. It is her most ambitious recording to date. (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and More Round Out NYMF's Lineup; 2017 Events & More Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today its final selections for 2017 NYMF. A series of developmental readings, invited productions, concerts and Beta Events will join the previously announced programming. (more...)

Glenn Pearson and Russell Silber at this Month's showTunes & Cocktails!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Spend an evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill, sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at theatreWashington's monthly showTunes & Cocktails. (more...)

Full Free and Ticketed Events Schedule Announced for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017, the first programmed exclusively by new Director Pamela Tatge, is full of exciting programming featuring world premieres, commissions, site-specific work, international artists, live music, and Pillow-exclusive engagements, all to celebrate a momentous 85th Anniversary Season. Running June 21-August 27, Festival 2017 includes more than 200 free events, performances, exhibits, and talks, as well as many new offerings and initiatives launched under Tatge's leadership. In keeping with the Jacob's Pillow mission to engage and educate the community through the depth and breadth of dance, the genres and styles presented as part of the 85th Anniversary Season are far-reaching and inclusive, encompassing modern, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, improvisation, flex, tap dance, step, Brazilian social dance, dance theater, traditional Native American, Bharatanatyam, musical theater dance, classical Cambodian, Latin ballroom, capoeira, and traditional Korean movement styles. (more...)

Tommy Tune Among Honorees of The Voice Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

The Voice Foundation's 46th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice will be held May 31 - June 4, 2017 at the Westin Philadelphia. The Voice Foundation's symposium brings together top vocal health professionals for a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity to share the latest advances in scientific and medical voice research. (more...)

BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Enchanting Fun for the Whole Family
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 29, 2017

From puppetry and stage magic to big dance numbers and notable performances, Virginia Repertory Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast has something for everyone. Billed as children's theatre, the company puts forth a noble effort to mount a show with many accouterments of a mainstage production. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Contemporary Festival To Feature Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's 28th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music, held Monday, May 15, 2017, through Sunday, May 21, 2017 will include two world premieres commissioned by the School. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass to Perform at 14th Annual Festival Concert, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The talented members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass ensemble will hold their 14th Annual Festival Concert on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The all-brass ensemble consists of promising high school and college-aged instrumentalists.  The performance will take place at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust Street in Philadelphia, PA and will feature the music of Bizet, Gershwin, and Wagner. (more...)

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess Sings 'Think of Me' 3 Ways in Tokyo
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2017

Three-time Phantom of the Opera star Sierra Boggess sang her heart out in three different languages last night in Tokyo.  (more...)

PYAO Presents 22nd Annual Festival Concert, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) members, ages 12 to 18, will present its 22nd Annual Festival Concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Conducted by Maestra Rosalind Erwin, the musical program will include Lee Hoiby's Overture to a Farce; Claude Debussy's Nuages et Fêtes from Noctunes; and George Gershwin's An American in Paris. The concert will feature the Young Artists Solo Competition winner -- cellist, Danny Bishop, who will perform Camille Saint-Saëns Concerto for Violoncello in A minor. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks LADY DAY on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Audra McDonald is gearing up to the take the West End by storm in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - in the video below she talks about the production. (more...)

The Largest Scottish Festival in the Midwest Benefits Illinois' Oldest Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS, is back for the 31st year to provide entertainment and Scottish culture with a modern twist with their annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Coming to Toronto This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an intimate evening of music and Broadway memories with Stephen Schwartz, the Tony, Oscar, and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the classic musicals Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, the Walt Disney films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Pocahontas, and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

Two Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students Selected for NYO2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Two Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization musicians have been selected for the three-week summer program known as NYO2, an extension of Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of the USA. (more...)

2017 Soulo Theatre Festival Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Celebrating its 5th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows, workshops and panels, Toronto's Soulo Theatre Festival runs May 25-28 with all events except the Opening Night taking place at the RED Sandcastle Theatre in Leslieville. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Lead 'Song Interpretation & Monologue' Summer Intensive in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tony Award winner, Theater Hall of Fame member and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley heads to Colorado June 5-9th to lead her sixth annual Denver Song Interpretation & Monologue Workshop, a Master Class for actors and singers of all levels. (more...)

Joshua Lance Dixon Brings his New Act PACK OF ONE to The Gardenia; Portion of Proceeds Donated to Jamie deRoy Cabaret Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In PACK OF ONE, Joshua Lance Dixon pays tribute to the infamous Rat Pack. From the Hollywood beginnings to the swingin' lounges of Atlantic City and Las Vegas, The Rat Pack dominated show business for over 3 decades. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces Auditions For 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The nationally acclaimed Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization is holding auditions for the 2017-2018 concert season that will recruit student musicians for five of its program ensembles. They will be held on various dates between May 11 and June 16, 2017. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces PRYSM Festival Concert, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM-YA (PRYSM Young Artists) ensembles will showcase their talents at the 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. It will be held in Centennial Hall at the Haverford School, located at 750 Lancaster Avenue in Haverford, PA. (more...)

BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 23, 2017

Today, John Tartaglia speaks with BWW about the important new Netflix series JULIE'S GREENROOM, which teaches kids, 'the arts don't discriminate.' (more...)

CCNY Jazz Festival Returns with Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Free Master Classes & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and the City College of New York Jazz Program present the 2017 CUNY Jazz Festival featuring Hammond Organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith. (more...)

YoungArts Celebrates Second Annual New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), along with honorary co-chairs Debbie Allen, Agnes Gund and Sir Salman Rushdie, and gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, and Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds, welcomed more than 270 of New York's top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the second annual YoungArts New York Gala. (more...)

As Arkansas Death Penalty Is Under National Scrutiny, True Crime Network Investigation Discovery Offers Encore Presentation Of 'Killing Richard Glossip' - Another Case
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Billy Porter to Bring BROADWAY AND SOUL, Lead Master Class at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter will be teaching a Master Class to students from Kean University's Theatre Conservatory on Thursday, April 27. It is his way of paying it forward to the next generation of stage performers. (more...)

Vanessa Racci to Redefine Italian American Classics at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin ('Return to Me'), Al Martino ('Al di la'), Louis Prima ('Buona Sera'), and Connie Francis ('O sole mio'). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 21st, 2017 - 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' Opens Its Gates on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially brings sweet songs to Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Yamaha Artist Edisher Savitski to Conduct 'Remote' Piano Master Class with UA Students
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Edisher Savitski, assistant professor of piano in the School of Music at the University of Alabama, will present a masterclass on April 26, 2017 using Remote Lesson technology developed by Yamaha (more...)

Nestor Torres Performs at The Lyric Stage in Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Latin jazz flute maestro, Nestor Torres took to The Lyric stage, Friday, March 31st, along with 20 student musicians to deliver a 3-hour knockout performance that brought the audience to its feet in thunderous applause. The concert event was the culmination of a intensive Master Class, presented by The Lyric Theatre and The Arts Council of Martin County, in which the Grammy-winner worked tirelessly with the instrumentalists over a period of 4 days. For nearly all of the musicians, this was their first exposure to Latin music, posing a myriad of challenges, most particularly in relation to rhythms. Mr. Torres presented the students with a daunting selection of music that they have never seen or heard before.  Astoundingly, in less than a week's time, these students rose to the challenge and accompanied Mr. Torres for the duration of his show 'Havana & Buenos Aires', with the help of only a handful of professional musicians. (more...)

Pittsburgh Ballet Presents Screening of MR. GAGA, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The JFilm Festival, a program of Film Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre present a screening of award-winning Israeli documentary “Mr. Gaga” on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Manor Theatre, 1729 Murray Ave. “Mr. Gaga” took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary at both the SXSW Film Festival and the Aspen Film Festival. This will be the film's Pittsburgh premiere. (more...)

Audra McDonald Graces Cover of Variety's 'Power of Women' Issue
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald graces the cover of Variety's 'Power of Women' issue. The Broadway alum is being recognized by the magazine for her work with Covenant House, an organization that helps homeless teens in 30 cities across six countries. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley to Coach Hoff-Barthelson Music School Students
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tony award-winning actress and vocalist Alice Ripley coaches Hoff-Barthelson Music School voice students in the School's final Master Class of the 2016-17 season on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 2 pm at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Adds CABARET LATE NIGHT Event to Nutmeg Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) Artistic Director Terrence Mann and Executive Producer Matthew J. Pugliese announce "Terry's Cabaret Late Nite." A special event added to the Nutmeg Summer Series schedule of programming, which will be held on Saturday June 24, 2017 following the performance of "Noises Off". (more...)

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