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The Segal Center Presents REMEMBERING DARIO FO with Robert Brustein
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Join The Segal Center on Monday, April 24 for a day celebrating the legacy of Dario Fo with Robert Brustein, the legendary founder of the Yale Repertory Theatre, and the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (more...)

Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Many More Shows Announced as Part of Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Thursday, 20th April Pleasance Theatre Trust announces 132 more shows on sale with an array of exciting newcomers and Festival favourites highlighting the pages of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Critically Acclaimed Hit CATHY Returns for Edinburgh Festival Fringe Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following its hugely successful UK tour, acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time with its critically acclaimed production Cathy, featuring the original cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for STAND UP STAND UP at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Stand Up Stand Up, a brand new play by the Olivier Award-winning Jim Cartwright, visits the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, next month as part of a UK tour, following its premiere at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington.  Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel.  Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  (more...)

Jakub Hr?ša To Make New York Philharmonic Debut, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Czech conductor Jakub Hr?ša will make his New York Philharmonic debut leading an all-Czech program featuring Dvo?ák's Violin Concerto, with Augustin Hadelich as soloist; three of Dvo?ák's Slavonic Dances (Op. 46, No. 1; Op. 72, No. 2; and Op. 72, No. 7); and Janá?ek's Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra, Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Florentine Opera Presents Rossini's FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Florentine Opera draws its 83rd Season to a spectacular close with Rossini's sparkling tale of opera's most famous barber, Figaro.   (more...)

Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Victor Goines to Perform with the NYYS Jazz Band at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines joins director Andy Clausen and the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band for its season finale on Sunday, May 7th at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 3:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'These Boots Were Made for Stalking' on Next PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Below, check out a promo for the next episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS titled 'These Boots Were Made for Stalking.'  Don't miss new episodes of the series on Tuesdays at 8/7c on Freeform! (more...)

Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company to Perform at Purchase College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company present the critically acclaimed new dance work, Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist on May 13, 2017, 8 PM, at Purchase College, Purchase, NY.   (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Freeform Releases First Trailer for MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Freeform has released the first trailer from the upcoming series MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER. The 10-episode season is set to premiere early 2018. (more...)

One Night Only! Barrel of Monkeys presents KIDS WRITE IT: 20 YEARS OF INTERGENERATIONAL STORYTELLING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates its 20th anniversary of arts education in Chicago Public Schools with a special one-night-only event: KIDS WRITE IT: 20 YEARS OF INTERGENERATIONAL STORYTELLING, featuring student-written stories from each of its 20 years, performed by the company's talented team of actor-educators and directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach. KIDS WRITE IT will be held on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 pm at The Athenaeum Theatre Main Stage, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday April 21, 2017 at www.athenaeumtheatre.org, by calling(773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office.  (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Announces INHERIT THE WIND at the Kalita Humphreys Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for Inherit the Wind beginning on May 16 and running through June 18 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. The Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

The Hub Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Hub Theatre announced their 2017-18 season today. Featuring two World Premieres that resonate mightily in our current climate; and the return of their Inaugural production. Season 10 continues Hub's record of staging intricate, honest and magical plays. (more...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

5StarWines - the Book Featuring Wine Without Walls Puts the Spotlight on Italian Native Grapes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Italian native grapes once again shined bright at this year's 5StarWines, the evolution of Vinitaly's annual international wine selection, held March 31st to April 2nd in Verona. In the run-up to the world's largest wine event, over 2,200 wines from around the world were present, and were judged on a 100-point scale, and those that received a score of 90 points or more will be published in the new 5 Star Wines - the Book. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY, Opening Friday at Cal State Fullerton
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Cal State Fullerton's production of Andrew Lippa's Wild Party, with music, lyrics and book by Andrew Lippa and based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March, is directed by guest artist Jeremy Lewis, choreographed by William F. Lett and with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon. The musical runs April 21-May 7, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

American Blues Theater to Host 2017 RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, hosts 2017 Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (more...)

Mannes School of Music Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary With Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Mannes School of Music's centennial culminates in Mannes' Centennial Celebration, a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history and the next 100 years ahead. This concert features live performances by past and present esteemed alumni, faculty, and students including Michel Camilo, Simone Dinnerstein, Frederica von Stade, Ricky Ian Gordon, the Orion Quartet and the Mannes Orchestra under the baton of music director David Hayes, and many more.  (more...)

THINGS TO RUIN: The Songs of Joe Iconis will Bring Musical Theater Songs to "Chicago's Original Punk Bar"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, who earned a Jeff Recommendation for their first eligible production, the remounted and extendedHigh Fidelity: The Musical; will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH Celebrates Indian Dance, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

In celebration of the history and scope of Indian dance in America, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to this storied art form, including its early connections to Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Jack Cole, and the fascinating early Indian dancers in America Balasaraswati, Ragini Devi, Indrani, and many more. Live music will be included in this colorful tribute, curated by Rajika Puri, doyenne of Indian Dance in NYC. (more...)

AMERICAN EPIC Premieres May 16 on PBS in the US and May 21 on BBC in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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Bed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Forged in the kiln of the civil rights movement and birthed in the midst of urban decay, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), founded in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Black community in the United States. With a deepened and renewed commitment to supporting revolutionary art makers and protecting sustainable art spaces, Restoration launches the dynamic 21st century creative complex: RestorationArt.   (more...)

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons' Iraq Refugee Benefit Concert Moves to Mercury Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

This spring, Jerry Joseph, critically acclaimed songwriter and international touring artist, is traveling to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to perform, provide music education and bring guitars to refugees living in camps near the city of Sulaymaniyah. (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The thirteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will focus its lens on today's fractious relationship between gender and power. Taking place in New York City, May 1-7, 2017, the weeklong Festival will use literature and the arts to address how gender both enables and impairs full participation in politics and society. (more...)

VIDEO: R.Evolucion Latina Highlights Latinx Performers in FACES OF BROADWAY Series - Episode 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

R.Evolucion Latina has just released the first episode of its new video series 'Faces of Broadway,' featuring current and past performers, choreographers, and musicians from the New York stage. RL's series highlights the stories, backgrounds and heritage of latino performers - artists that are revolutionizing the industry with the passion and commitment to stand together for change. Click below to check it out! (more...)

UPDATE: Andy Karl Will Go On for Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY Despite Torn ACL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

Stephen McKinley Henderson to Give Juilliard's 2017 Commencement Address
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates upon six luminaries during its 112th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). (more...)

Review Roundup: There Will Be Sun! GROUNDHOG DAY- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

Hollywood Meets Medicine, Science, Art, Technology, and Policy in LA LA Land
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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BWW Review: VINDICATION at Michiana PlayMakers
by Katherine Waddell - Apr 17, 2017

On April 14th, the Michiana PlayMakers had the world premiere of Vindication, a play based on Frances Sherwood's novel of the same name. This original adaptation is written by Crystal Ryan, the artistic director of the Michiana PlayMakers, and follows the turbulent life of Mary Wollstonecraft, an infamous feminist from the 18th century. (more...)

INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced the final two of nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season: Indecent, a new play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), conceived by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and the Guthrie's first production of the iconic American musical West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj. (more...)

Alamo Baroque Music Festival Scheduled for 2018 In San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is proud to announce it will hold the Alamo Baroque Festival, as one of San Antonio's official Tricentennial celebrations, January 8-13, 2018. The Alamo Baroque Festival presents historically informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries by internationally recognized artists. (more...)

American Poet Jimmy D Robinson Teams with Moto Blanco and Carol Jiani for 'I Got This Feeling'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Dropping one of Mind Juice Records' most electrifying dance singles yet, Jimmy D Robinson is proving that he has his magic touch firmly planted on the pulse of EDM. Trailblazing poet, songwriter, and producer Jimmy D Robinson proudly unleashes 'I Got This Feeling,' a poem from his book of poetry ROCK THE WORLD, featuring international songstress Carol Jiani. (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman and More to Lead THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents 'The Haydn Effect'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Feel the presence of the masters as Pacific Symphony's final concert of the 2016-17 Café Ludwig series explores why the world owes a huge debt of gratitude to “Papa Haydn”—who was so instrumental in the development of chamber music he became known as the father of the string quartet. For most of his career, Haydn was not only considered the most celebrated composer in Europe, but he also guided and mentored two star pupils: Mozart and Beethoven. For “The Haydn Effect,” Café Ludwig serves up delicious music by these three composers including Haydn's Clarinet Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493 and Beethoven's Archduke Trio, B-flat Major, Op. 97. Joining acclaimed pianist and host Orli Shaham for a look at this unique triangle are Symphony musicians Joseph Morris, clarinet; Paul Manaster, violin; Meredith Crawford, viola; and Timothy Landauer, cello. (more...)

Scoop: YOU THE JURY on FOX - Friday, April 21, 2017
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Get all the scoop on YOU THE JURY , airing on FOX on Friday, April 21, 2017! (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Mobile Unit's TWELFTH NIGHT to Run for Free This Spring at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's TWELFTH NIGHT on Monday, April 24. Directed by Saheem Ali, the sit-down run of Twelfth Night follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. (more...)

BWW Review: Talented Cast Sails into SOUTH PACIFIC at Jewel Box Theatre
by Robert Barossi - Apr 16, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein shows are known for being of a certain type. They are rarely what might be called small or minimalist and it would be tricky for any theater to do minimalist versions of most of them. These are shows that often have the word “big” attached to them and for a smaller sized theater with somewhat  limited resources to attempt one of these big shows is an ambitious effort. Jewel Box Theatre is currently trying to do just that with a fully staged production of one of these shows, South Pacific, and the attempt ends up with highly mixed results. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Bizarre And Bold, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGDAD ZOO Contemplates The Meaning Of Life In A Society Riddled With Conflict And Contradictions.
by Jade Kops - Apr 16, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's acclaimed play BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGDAD ZOO is presented by Mad March Hare Theatre with compact creativity at the Old Fitz Theatre as part of Red Line Theatre's season of Unspoken stories. (more...)

BWW TV: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars of Lincoln Center's OSLO on Opening Night
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 15, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater's smash hit production of J.T. Rogers' new play Oslo, directed by Bartlett Sher, re-opens this week at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street), after a sold-out run last summer off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Richard Ridge was on hand at opening night to speak with the stars of the show about the play, their move to the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, and what it's like to work with Barlett Sher. See all of Richard's interviews with the cast below! (more...)

Director Tony Kelly and Lead Actor Joseph Valdez Chat THE MEMORY STICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

San Jose Stage Company, in collaboration with Dublin City Arts Office, present the World Premiere of acclaimed Irish playwright Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick as the fourth production of its culturally diverse 34th season. (more...)

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