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BWW Review: Ensemble's 2017 COLOMBI NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL Features OCCUPATION DAD at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Mar 23, 2017

Ensemble Theatre's 'Playwrights' was established in the early 1990's by Don Bianchi, one of the founders of Dobama, and Park Goist, a professor of American Studies at Case Western Reserve. It was started with the hope of creating an opportunity for local playwrights to have their works staged. (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...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Vail Dance 2017 Festival To Kick Off It's 29th Year 7/29-8/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

 On July 29, the Vail Dance Festival kicks off its 29th year (July 29- August 12) with a season of new collaborations, artist debuts, and world premieres. (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...)

Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 23, 2017

Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18 (more...)

Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for Neil Sedaka Musical BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The eagerly awaited UK premiere of Breaking Up is Hard to Do, a new musical featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka opens at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, from March 29th. (more...)

David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Headed Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Playwright David Rabe has approved a new Off-Broadway production of IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM beginning performances April 21st at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out Extended Trailer for THE ORIGINALS Season 4
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

THE ORIGINALS is new Fridays at 8/7c on The CW, and available next day on The CW App: http://on.cwtv.com/CXGyt. (more...)

RHYTHM IN MOTION to Return with Cutting Edge Tap Dance at The Duke on 42nd
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

RHYTHM IN MOTION, the American Tap Dance Foundation's yearly performance showcase, returns to New York City March 29 through April 2 with new, groundbreaking tap dance choreography in two different programs at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

NYGASP's HMS PINAFORE to Dock at Mayo Performing Arts Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

HMS Pinafore, Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful comedic tale about overblown nationalism, personal ambition and forbidden love, comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Wants One Direction's Liam Payne For West End JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 22, 2017

According to The Sun, Andrew Lloyd Webber is eyeing One Direction's Liam Payne to star in the West End return of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (more...)

Playwrights Announced for Theatre East's 5X5 Drama Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Theatre East is pleased to announce the five playwrights selected for the 2016-2017 5x5 Drama Series. (more...)

HARM'S WAY Opens This Week at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

convergence-continuum opens its 2017 season with the Ohio premiere of Harm's Way by Mac Wellman, directed by Clyde Simon. Harm's Way, the darkly humorous fable of an angry man on a rampage through a fantastical wilderness, chronicles the exploits of very angry Santouche as he tries to make sense of his understanding of law and order in a nation of other angry people. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell, to Play The Marlowe This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, in May. (more...)

Photo Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA took place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.  (more...)

Cher, Anjelica Huston & More Set for New Original Movies on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lifetime's mission to lead entertainment through female-centric storytelling continues with the greenlight of three new high-profile movies: Flint, starring Cher; Watcher in the Woods, starring Anjelica Huston; and I Am Elizabeth Smart featuring Elizabeth Smart as executive producer and on-screen narrator. (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of SWALLOW by Stef Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 Inis Nua Theatre Company ends the 2016-2017 mainstage season with the American premiere of Swallow by Stef Smith. From Scotland, Swallow follows three lives intricately connected and the quiet, traumatic struggles of being human. Swallow was a 2015 Fringe First Winner and received the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award. The Scotsman called the play, "An elegant and glowing piece of twenty-first century magic realism." Swallow opens at the Proscenium Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) on April 28th, with preview performances on April 26th and 27th. (more...)

History to Explore Defining Moments in U.S. History in New Anthology Series THE COMMANDERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

HISTORY(R) is developing a new annual scripted television event, THE COMMANDERS, dramatizing pivotal moments in U.S. history that defined the men who served as the most powerful person in the nation, the President of the United States, (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

CRT Downtown presents the Jackpot Comedy THE QUEEN OF BINGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Next on Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown's busy spring schedule is the jackpot comedy "The Queen of Bingo", by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy.  Evening performances at 7:30 PM will play on Friday and Saturday, March 31st  & April 1st, and April 7th & 8th. Matinees are available on April 2nd and 9th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or in person at the CRT Downtown Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. CRT Downtown is located at 24 Port Watson Street in the city of Cortland. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces This Month's Family Programming and Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lincoln Center has announced it's lineup of programming and family events for the month of April. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Wildclaw Theatre presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK previews Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, press opening, Thursday, March 23rd with public opening Friday, March 24th. The classic bone-chilling play will be performed at The Den Theatre 1333 N Milwaukee Chicago. Thursday-Sundays until April 23rd. Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a line-up of brand new stories this summer at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ directed by Joseph Schupbach, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 19 - July 17 and August 7 - 28, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Throughout the summer, Barrel of Monkeys will premiere new stories from the 2016-17 school year written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140.  (more...)

Photo Flash: American Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN Comes Alive at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's mainstage season continues with the American classic A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. The production, running March 24 - April 15, 2017, is directed by Christopher V. Edwards and features Geoffrey Warren Barnes II, Burgess Byrd, and Torie Wiggins in the leading roles. The production is generously sponsored by Johnson Investment Council and Thompson Hine LLP. (more...)

LADY DAY, TRUE WEST and More Set for Rep Stage's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces its 25th anniversary season lineup of three contemporary classics-'The Heidi Chronicles,' 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill,' and 'True West'-and a world premiere play about Baltimore's eccentric Cone sisters in Susan McCully's 'All She Must Possess.' (more...)

BWW TV: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Four Broadway Casts Unite for a Special Birthday Message!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber has a lot to celebrate, with four shows currently running on Broadway- The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Cats and Sunset Boulevard. Today also happens to be the legendary composer's birthday, and cast members from every one of his shows gathered to sing him a special birthday message! (more...)

Photo Flash: 14th Street Y's 2017 PURIM Gala Raises Over $200,000
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The 14th Street Y raised more than $200,000 at its 2017 PURIM Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC. More than 200 attendees joined for cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Spins Timeless Story on A.D. Players' Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest professional theater companies, is proud to present Charlotte's Web as its first children's theater performance at the new Jeannette and L.M. George Theater (George Theater). Charlotte's Web runs March 15 through April 1 with matinee performances only, catering to Houston-area families and school groups. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Jerry Joseph Announces Iraq Refugee Benefit Concert At Brooklyn Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

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

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park Moves Downtown to the Marcus Center's Peck Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

 In a bold move to discover what they "may be," Shakespeare in the Park, Milwaukee's free outdoor summer theater, is moving to the Peck Pavilion at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

JAYME STONE'S LOMAX PROJECT Comes to Hartford
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

As part of THE AMERICAN ROOTS FESTIVAL, the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph presents two concerts of Jayme Stone's Lomax Project and one free community workshop. All activities will be located on the University's main campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. The concerts will be performed on March 31 and April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with Mama's Marmalade from Amherst, MA to play an opening set. On March 30, 2017 at 6 p.m., Jayme Stone will also be leading a free TED-style talk about how he worked his way through the immense Lomax archive to create this live touring performance. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

MOVE IT, AND IT'S YOURS! and GUMBO Headline 2017 Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Producers Vatican Lokey* and Edward R. Cox* have announced The Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival, April 7th and 8th at the new Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts in Old Gretna, LA. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

Emmy-Winning BIOGRAPHY Franchise Returns to A+E Networks This Spring
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The iconic, genre-defining series which won countless industry awards, BIOGRAPHY is returning to A+E Networks after five years as a re-imagined global, linear and digital non-fiction franchise. (more...)

Dave Malloy, Rick Burkhardt and Alec Duffy's Annual SCHUBERTIAD Coming to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Join the creators of the OBIE-winning play Three Pianos for their now-annual boozy Schubertiad with special guests, in a benefit to support JACK's artistic and community efforts, at JACK on April 3, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. PACKARD: Nevertheless, She Persisted
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 21, 2017

Before Senator Elizabeth Warren, another Elizabeth spoke out, despite being warned and threatened with commitment to an insane asylum. Bridge Repertory Theater, in a co-production with Playhouse Creatures, presents Emily Mann's MRS. PACKARD, a drama inspired by true events, chronicling one woman's fight for the right to freely express her opinion, even if it differed from that of her husband. Under the direction of Emily Ranii, a cast of eighteen actors, lead by Olivia D'Ambrosio, Joseph Rodriguez, and Steven Barkhimer, stages a vivid and compelling interpretation of Mann's play. (more...)

LCT's OSLO, Starring Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays, Launches Online Ticket Lottery This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced an online ticket lottery for its production of the critically acclaimed J.T. Rogers' play OSLO, beginning with the play's first preview this Thursday, March 23 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street).  The production, directed by Bartlett Sher, opens on Thursday, April 13. (more...)

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