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BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!
by Gil Kaan - Feb 17, 2017

UMPO's continues its winning recipe for a raucous evening of laughs and musicality with its latest production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ. Take one part cult film favorite. Separate out the funny situations accenting them with witty, new lines. Add hit pop songs, repurposed to advance the original film plotline. And top it all off with a very talented, triple-threat cast. And what you have is a very tasty WOW! (more...)

Extra Performance Added to JERSEY BOYS in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, there will be an extra performance of the West End smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS in its final week at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 23 March at 3.00pm. This week - week commencing 13 February 2017 - JERSEY BOYS has broken the house record for ticket sales in the history of the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

2017 PEN World Voices Festival Announces Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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...)

Ai Weiwei Brings Landsmark Exhibition to Meijer Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Landmark Exhibition Brings Ai Weiwei's Vision to Meijer Gardens (more...)

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal Celebrates Youth Group RTDA's Award-Winning GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Members of St Helens Theatre Royal's youth group are celebrating in style after winning two awards and receiving nine nominations for its smash-hit production of Grease. (more...)

HAIR To Open In London For Immersive 50th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????HAIR transfers to London in Autumn 2017 celebrating its 50th anniversary year! The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre's production of the iconic tribal rock musical directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, transfers to London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2017 (press night Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 7.30pm.) (more...)

Gregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG's 2017 Summer Theatre Season. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) present "Sounds of Change," a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2017-18 season, which includes a Saint-Saens symphony cycle recorded live for the Hyperion label, marking the first recording of the composer's complete symphonies by an American orchestra. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

Southgate Community Players Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Southgate Community Players has just announced their very talented cast of 'A Chorus Line.' (more...)

New Season of Discovery's NAKED AND AFRAID to Premiere 3/5
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

From Peter Dinklage and Leslie Jones to James Franco and Seth Rogen, everyone wants to get NAKED. Or at least get in on the NAKED AND AFRAID action. (more...)

USITT 2017 Brings Technical Theatre Production Industry to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

USITT's 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo is coming to St. Louis March 8-11, and with it, over 5,500 members of the technical production industry, lights, cameras, and tons of action to the America's Center. (more...)

Timothy Ware to Star as Lola in KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Kinky Boots national tour welcomes Broadway alum Timothy Ware to the road as he takes over the iconic role of Lola. No stranger to Lola's famous thigh-high red boots, Ware was the Lola Standby on Broadway where he performed the role 186 times. He's previously been seen across the country in the national tours of Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ware joins the tour cast in Spokane, WA, on Tuesday February 28, 2017. (more...)

Simon Critchley's PHILOSOPHY FOR KIDS to Return to TILT Kids Festival
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Brooklyn Public Library have announced that Simon Critchley, celebrated scholar, author and moderator of The New York Times philosophy column 'The Stone,' will host a new edition of his Philosophy for Kids program on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, as part of the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Star in New Comedy THE HOUSE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star in the new comedy THE HOUSE, hitting theaters on  June 30, 2017. Check out the trailer below. (more...)

Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray & Emily Saliers Announce Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Legendary artists and longtime friends Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will share the stage in a special group performance as Four Voices in June. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Sacramento Premiere GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Guards at the Taj is the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Play, and the 2016 Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play. Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist, Jonathan Williams, returns to direct this critically acclaimed two person play for its Sacramento Premiere. Guards at the Taj will feature two actors new to the Sacramento theatre scene, (more...)

Broadway Knights presents BROADWAY ARTS: A Benefit Concert for the Anaheim Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Broadway Knights is pleased to present Broadway Arts: A Concert to Benefit the Anaheim Arts Council on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful M3 Live Event Center Theatre in Anaheim. (more...)

Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

???????Olathe Civic Theatre Association is pleased to announce the five finalists whose work will be showcased during the theatre's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition March 10 and 11. Audiences will see short teasers of scripts submitted by local playwrights earlier this season and will vote for the script that will receive a full workshop at OCTA this summer. The winner will be announced following the second night of the competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed's 2017 Season, Featuring RAGS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the six superb musicals during Goodspeed's upcoming 2017 season. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season, so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday, offering great deals on these six highly anticipated musicals. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Hits the Big Screen- In Theatres Today!
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,' plays in U.S. movie theaters for three days only today, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the role he created as 'Jack Kelly.' Joining Jordan are original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as 'Katherine,' Ben Fankhauser as 'Davey' and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as 'Crutchie,' and NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer,' Aisha de Haas as 'Medda Larkin,' and Ethan Steiner as 'Les.' (more...)

Keith Urban Leads Nominations for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year®, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. (more...)

Playwriting Program Fosters New Voices in the D.C. Theatre Scene
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Catholic University M.F.A. playwriting candidates Garret Lee Milton and Rebecca Dzida will have the chance this week to watch fully-mounted productions of their original thesis works in the University's Hartke Theatre. (more...)

Once And For All, NEWSIES is Back! Recap Before You Hit the Movie Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,' playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the role he created as 'Jack Kelly.' Joining Jordan are original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as 'Katherine,' Ben Fankhauser as 'Davey' and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as 'Crutchie,' and NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer,' Aisha de Haas as 'Medda Larkin,' and Ethan Steiner as 'Les.' (more...)

Albuquerque Little Theatre Announces 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Albuquerque Little Theatre has announced the details for its 88th season! See the  full lineup below: (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

Azuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 "pay what you decide" season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. (more...)

IBM Brings Machine Learning to the Private Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

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Nominees Announced for 52nd Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards today announced its nominees. These annual awards are amongst the most coveted in the South African performing arts fraternity. For over 50 years, the Fleur du Cap wine brand has proudly associated itself with the Theatre Awards as they showcase the flair that is synonymous with the wine. (more...)

Impro Theatre to Present World Premiere Workshop of PLAY UNSCRIPTED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The award-winning Impro Theatre continues its 11th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere workshop production of Play UnScripted at the intimate Impro Studio in the heart of Los Feliz Village. These completely improvised performances will take place on Saturday nights at 7:30pm from March 11 to April 29, 2017. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN, Ali Taylor's GOTH WEEKEND and More Set for Summer 2017 at Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

A summer season of plays celebrating the often extraordinary stories of people leading ordinary lives has been announced at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. (more...)

UCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Taming of the Shrew(d), an adaptation of Shakespeare's original text by Kristen Tregar and Kyle Donnelly, directed by Kyle Donnelly. (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

BWW Review: BroadHollow's SHE LOVES ME
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 15, 2017

BroadHollow's latest offering, the multi Tony winning musical She Loves Me, boasts a superb ensemble cast that wonderfully delivers this sugary-sweet production with panache. Well, mostly sugary-sweet… there are some tense moments peppered throughout. Running through February 26th at their BayWay Theatre in East Islip (then continuing to their Elmont location), this incarnation is excellently directed by Bobby Kabat. (more...)

Composer Robert Sirota Continues Bridging the Gap Series at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 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...)

Atlanta Opera Presents DON PASQUALE, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

For the first time in its history, the Atlanta Opera presents Don Pasquale, Donizetti's comic masterpiece. Taking a new slant on the original, this production is transposed to the golden era of Hollywood in the 1950's. (more...)

The Old Globe Holds Annual Meeting, Elects New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Old Globe's Annual Meeting was held on Monday, February 13, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

Bid on Tickets to Meet Wayne Brady and See HAMILTON in Chicago With Charitybuzz!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 15, 2017

Are you over the moon about Wayne Brady's return to the stage as Aaron Burr but can't get your hands on Hamilton tickets? With Charitybuzz, your dream is now a little closer than it seemed! The online donation-based auction platform has launched an auction to meet five-time Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady and score a pair of premium orchestra tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) On Wednesday: SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

The 2017 season continues at Nashville's historic and iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre with Ron Osborne's Seeing Stars in Dixie, an affectionate comedy set in a small Southern town in 1956, where the film Raintree County - starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, no less - is being shot! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents ZORBA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

It's 1924, on the Greek island of Crete, and you're about to go on a wild, whirlwind tour of the lusty passions of the human heart. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Star Grant Almirall Joins Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grant Almirall, star of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, joins the superb cast of the Fugard Theatre's smash hit musical, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Joburg Theatre until 5 March 2017. (more...)

David Roche Foundation Museum Opens Significant Exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The David Roche Foundation is opening a significant exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers from the Roche collection. Monarchs and aristocrats of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche - and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection.  (more...)

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