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Moya Productions and Old Red Lion Theatre Announce World Premiere of Mark Weinman's DYL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Moya Productions and the Old Red Lion Theatre, have announced the world premiere production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion, Clive Judd, directs and the production will open on the 9 May and run until 3 June. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Dara O Briain, Katherine Ryan, and Simon Amstell as 2017 Comedy Headliners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Now in its 12th edition, Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals with the largest comedy line up in the UK, offering festival goers an unrivalled opportunity to see the world's most globally acclaimed comedians, alongside emerging talent and innovative newcomers. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Free Events In April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

In conjunction with the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Harry Somers' Louis Riel, FREE events are taking place in Toronto throughout the month of April, allowing the general public to discover this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Let Pittsburgh Opera take you to ancient China with Pittsburgh Opera's lavish production of Puccini's Turandot. Prince Calaf falls in love with the icy Princess Turandot. To marry her, he must solve three riddles; a single wrong answer results in death. (more...)

LODATO, Joseph Duveen & Jaclyn Walker's 'Breathe Again' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Incisive. Intuitive. Irresistible. The new golden boy of pop music and EDM (electronic dance music) is New York City's very own LODATO. (more...)

WWFM The Classical Network to Air New Jersey Symphony Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In a new partnership, WWFM The Classical Network will air New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concert broadcasts on Friday, March 31; Thursday, April 27; and Friday, June 2. Each broadcast airs at 8 pm on 89.1 FM and streams simultaneously online at www.wwfm.org. The programs will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Strauss and more in performances led by Music Director Xian Zhang, recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Webcasts will become available for on-demand listening on the NJSO and WWFM websites. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Passionate RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Jackie Welch, Tamiko Robinson Steele and Lauren Frances Jones together onstage are like the royalty of Nashville theater: three formidable actresses who bring a wealth of experience to any role they play as individuals. Yet, collectively, the three women are more than mere forces of nature, they are nature itself, their remarkable talents combining to create a theatrical experience that will long be remembered, venerated and discussed among those people fortunate enough to see them in Nashville Repertory Theatre's stunning production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 27th, 2017 - John Leguizamo, Kenny Leon and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Both CHURCH & STATE and John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS open Off-Broadway tonight, and SDC Foundation's Mr. Abbott Award ceremony honors Kenny Leon! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Transport Group's PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 27, 2017

Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba have begun performances at The Gym at Judson. Both shows were written by William Inge and will be performed in repertory through April 16. Check out photos from their opening night below! (more...)

root9B Holdings Closes Secured Note Financing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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Photo Flash: Windmills and Poetry Fill Capitol City Opera's Man of La Mancha
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) will endeavor to "dream the impossible dream" with Man of La Mancha, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Cervantes' epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are available online at CCITYOPERA.org. (more...)

Award-winning Director Kate Gaul Takes On Patrick White's Dark Classic THE HAM FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Following on from the recent critical acclaim of her direction of The Trouble with Harry at The Seymour Centre, the unstoppable, multi-award winning Kate Gaul is next turning her hand to direct Patrick White's gothic comedy, The Ham Funeral - one of the most challenging and legendary plays in Australia's theatrical history!  (more...)

MusicalFare presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This Tony® Award Winning musical is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash,Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.  Showcasing hit songs including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Hound Dog, and many more!  (more...)

BWW Review: Taylor and Bologna's LOVE ALLWAYS Enjoys L.A. Premiere at Gray Studios
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2017

Comprised of 10 short plays in 2 acts about the follies and foibles of love and lovers, LOVE ALLWAYS addresses the subjects of love and romance which have long provided great source material for comedy, created from the pens of two proven masters of American comedy. With busy careers in film, television and Broadway, Taylor and Bologna have defied the Hollywood odds with a marriage that's lasted 51 years (so far). And no doubt, many of the relationship stories shared must be of a very personal nature to them, or perhaps some of their closest friends! (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Review: HARM'S WAY Examines the Underbelly of Humanity at Convergence Continuum
by Roy Berko - Mar 27, 2017

Cleveland is in the midst of 'The Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival,' presented by Playwrights Local, in partnership with Cleveland State University Department of English, the NEOMFA Creative Writing Program, and the Michael Schwartz Library, with performances by Playwrights Local, Theater Ninjas, convergence-continuum, CSU Department of Theatre & Dance, Baldwin Wallace University Department of Theatre and Dance, and The Manhattan Project-Cleveland Lab. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Mar 27, 2017

This pared down adaptation of one of Shakespeare's shortest tragedies moves swiftly from an original opening scene to a disappointing final one. As a contemplation of ambition and ruthlessness and the drive to political power, it is ever timely. (more...)

Scoop: SHOTS FIRED on FOX - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHOTS FIRED , airing on FOX on Wednesday, March 29, 2017! (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum Have Movie Musical in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

In an exclusive tip, Variety has learned that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to direct and star in a movie musical. Channing Tatum is slated to co-star.  (more...)

Sidra Bell Dance New York returns to Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Sidra Bell Dance New York returns to Baruch Performing Arts Center with an exclusive preview of the live music collaboration MÖNSTER OUTSIDE and a new production of the 2015 work Unidentifiable; Bodies from April 27-29, 2017 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Cole Porter Meets Jimmy Durante as Encores! Reconstructs THE NEW YORKERS
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2017

The authors who wrote the books for even the most successful Broadway musical comedies of the 1920s and 30s often get a bum rap for the flimsiness of their plots and the nonsensical nature of their gags. (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Hangs Up Her Apron and Bids Farewell to WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Jessie Mueller took her final bow today as Jenna in the cast of Broadway's WAITRESS. The musical's Facebook filmed live as cast and creatives bid farewell to the songstress and wished her happy trails. Watch the video below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Little by Little's DE NOVO Showcases Young Talent and Raises Money
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 25, 2017

Little by Little, a nonprofit organization comprised of young performers from Broadway, TV and Dance teamed up with Miss Southeast Georgia Alyssa Beasley who hosted De Novo on March 24th at the New York Creative Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m., in a benefit concert for Kevin TOKYO Inouye, a well-known dance choreographer who lost his home in a fire earlier this year. The show featured performers of all ages sharing their talents. BroadwayWorld was there for the fun, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Arts Preps (End of the) World Premiere of APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of DE NOVO Celebrates the Show
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 25, 2017

Little by Little, a nonprofit organization comprised of young performers from Broadway, TV and Dance communities is thrilled to have Miss Southeast Georgia Alyssa Beasley host De Novo on March 24th at the New York Creative Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m., in a benefit concert for Kevin TOKYO Inouye, a well-known dance choreographer who lost his home in a fire earlier this year. The red carpet was rolled out last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More! (more...)

Metzler Violin Shop To Present Exhibition And Sale By 90 Violin & Bow Makers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Founded in 1979, the esteemed Metzler Violin Shop will host a three-day exhibition of exquisite contemporary instruments and bows crafted by leading luthiers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, starting Friday morning, April 7th, 2017 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Peninsula Players to Host Reading of Murder Mystery MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Christopher M. Walsh's 'Miss Holmes' on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Idaho Theater for Youth and the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation Present Free Performance of STUART LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Joseph Robinette's play adapted from E.B. White's classic novel, tells the story of Stuart, a mouse, born to the Little family and his adventures in New York City and beyond! With Snowbell the cat, Margalo the bird, the boat race in Central Park, Dr. Carey the dentist, Stuart's car and his journey north to find his friend. Five actors will perform more than 20 roles in this charming and inventive production of this beloved tale. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Photo Flash: BY THE WATER Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of By the Water, written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Cody Estle.  By the Water runs March 16 - April 23, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  (more...)

'Data Assimilation for the Geosciences: From Theory to Application' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced the publication of Data Assimilation for the Geosciences: From Theory to Application by Steven J. Fletcher. The book brings together in one place all mathematical, statistical and probability background knowledge necessary to formulate data assimilation systems. It also demonstrates how data assimilation systems are implemented in larger scale fluid dynamical problems related to the atmosphere, oceans, the land surface and other geophysical situations. Elsevier also announced the publication of five additional geoscience books. (more...)

Timeline Theatre Announces Cast, Composer & More of PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the final production of its 20th Anniversary 2016-17 season-the Midwest premiere of PARADISE BLUE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson and featuring original music composed by Orbert Davis, the co-founder, conductor and Artistic Director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, May 4 - July 23, 2017 (previews April 26 - May 3) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature to Explore Ecosystem of Yosemite, Kevin Kline Narrates
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Sierra Nevada, a mountain range running about 400 miles along the eastern side of California and stretches into Nevada, is home to three national parks: Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite. (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

Composer Robert Sirota Continues 'Bridging the Gap' Series at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Composer Robert Sirota is curating a new season-long series at National Sawdust (80 N 6th St). Titled Bridging the Gap, the series features concerts of chamber, choral, and solo works which Sirota has crafted to explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. The concerts, all held on Sundays, include performances of works by both younger composers and the teachers who have influenced their development. Each concert is preceded by a discussion with composer mentors, mentees, and performers, led by a distinguished thought leader. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces Public Reading of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Players Theatre will present a play reading ofChristopher M. Walsh's "Miss Holmes" on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. "Miss Holmes" is a thrilling new murder mystery inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the final offering of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series produced by Players for the Door County community. General seating is available; no admission fee. (more...)

Taylor Mac to Receive 2017 Booth Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Join us for an evening celebrating the groundbreaking work of Taylor Mac, American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter. Mac's 24-hour, 246-song marathon performance, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, was hailed by Wesley Morris in the New York Times as "one of the greatest experiences of my life" and was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA
by Ken Fallin - Mar 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Heather Mac Rae & Joseph Kolinski in Transport Group's COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA, which is playing in rotation with PICNIC. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Casa Mañana Heads Under the Sea to Wrap Up the 2016-17 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Based on the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its unforgettable songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." When the mermaid, Princess Ariel, longs for a life out of the water, she bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her fins for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs to help of her colorful friends Founder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. This show is suitable for all audiences. (more...)

MadJackRats present THE EGG-CEPTIONAL EASTER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Going on over three years of their witty, rowdy and hilarious monthly improv show, LPNSImprov takes the stage with MAKIN' A MOVIE: The MaD JaCKRaTS in The (insert show title here) on Sunday (insert date here) at 7:30pm at Theater 68 (5112 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 91601). LPNSImprov is created and directed by Lauren Patrice Nadler and produced by Christina Orloff. Tickets are $12 online and $16 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more info please visit LPNSImprov.com or https://www.facebook.com/LPNSI/ (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

The New York Choral Society Presents ST. LUKS PASSION, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) under the direction of its Music Director David Hayes will give the New York Premiere of celebrated Scottish composer James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion. NYCHORAL will be joined by organist Jason Roberts as well as the remarkable Brooklyn Youth Chorus under Artistic Director Dianne Berkun Menaker. James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion, written in 2013, is the second of four planned works, each based on one of the Gospels which aim to approach the differing passion accounts from contrasting stylistic per-spectives. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, April 8, 2017, 8 pm  at the landmark St. Bartholomew's Church, at 51st Street and Park Avenue. The program follows: (more...)

VIDEO: Hulu Shares Full-Length Trailer for THE HANDMAID'S TALE
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The full-length trailer for Hulu's THE HANDMAID'S TALE is now available. The series premieres with three episodes on April 26th only on Hulu. (more...)

Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and centered on Schumann's iconic song cycle, with longtime recital partner Malcolm Martineau. She also joins a cast of the world's greatest opera luminaries to celebrate the Metropolitan Opera House's 50 Years at Lincoln Center in an Anniversary Gala; performs selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in Carnegie Hall; and sings Berlioz's La mort de Cléopâtre, a staple of her signature French repertoire, with the San Antonio Symphony. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Friday, April 7, 2017
by - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Friday, April 7, 2017! (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca TV 2017 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the lineup for the second annual television festival, Tribeca TV, featuring a mix of world premieres of some of the most talked-about new series/ (more...)

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)

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