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BWW REVIEW: Kindness Grapples with Cruelty in SpeakEasy's Powerful DOGFIGHT
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

The coming of age of America during the tumultuous 1960s is brought vividly to life in DOGFIGHT, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's exquisite little musical now being presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company of Boston. Set in San Francisco on the eve of President Kennedy's assassination, DOGFIGHT pits the innocence of youth against the harsh realities of war as three young Marines dubbed 'the three bees' (for Birdlace, Boland and Bernstein) celebrate their last night at home with their buddies before shipping out to Vietnam. (more...)

UnionPay Card Brings New Vitality to Canada Tourism
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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TomTom Prepares Drivers for the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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York Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The York Symphony Orchestra announces its 2016-17 season, A Musical Journey Through Time, a series of eleven performances, which will include: a Classical series featuring six performances, inspired by some of the best known compositions of all time; three Pops performances, featuring the music of John Williams, the Titanic, and holiday selections audiences will know and love; along with two family-focused presentations, including the popular educational concert featuring Classical Kids from Chicago and a performance featuring National Public Radio's, From The Top, Christopher O'Riley. Music Director and Conductor, Lawrence Golan, returns to the stage after a successful 2015-16 season to lead the orchestra on this time-inspired journey. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) has announced 16 new events and performances for 2016-2017, featuring world-class performances in music, dance, comedy, speakers and family entertainment.  Tickets will be available to members of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts beginning Monday, May 23, 2016 and on sale to the general public on Friday, June 3, 2016 at noon. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by phone at 707.546.3600 or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa (open daily, 12 - 6 p.m.). (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Open Summer Season with THE FABULOUS LIPITONES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Summer Mainstage season kicks off at FST with the serenades of a not so traditional Barbershop quartet. Written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain, The Fabulous Lipitones, delivers the story of a broken barbershop quartet seeking their Fourth member. The perfect harmony they desire is quickly thrown off key when they see "Bob," for the first time. The Fabulous Lipitones opens in the Gompertz Theatre on June 3.  This culture clash comedy plays through June 19.  Subscriptions for all three Summer Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

National Endowment for the Arts to Award More Than $82 Million for Arts Projects Nationwide, Including Big Apple Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to support Big Apple Circus' renowned community outreach programs: Clown Care®, Circus of the Senses, Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism, and Vaudeville Visits. This is the circus' third year of funding for the programs, helping to bring the arts to under-served populations for yet another season. (more...)

BUMBLESCRATCH Gala Charity Performance Set for Adelphi Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

On Sunday 4 September 2016 at 7.30pm there will be a very special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: BATTLEBOTS - Preview Special on ABC - Sunday, June 12, 2016
by - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on BATTLEBOTS - Preview Special, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 12, 2016! (more...)

BEYOND CARING Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Beyond Caring comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 - 11 June. Devised and directed by REP Associate Director, Alexander Zeldin this striking play will be performed with the audience seated on the stage in main auditorium at The REP giving a unique opportunity to see the theatre's largest space from a different and much more intimate angle. (more...)

Vivaldi Metal Project Announces Release Date for 'The Four Seasons' Album
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Vivaldi Metal Project has announced the release date for 'The Four Seasons' album.  It is set for release on July 22 by Pride & Joy Music. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/23/2016
by - May 23, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/23/2016. (more...)

Unbound Productions to Present HISTORY LIT at the Pasadena Museum of History
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Unbound Productions Executive Director  Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced their newest immersive theatre event -  HISTORY LIT: A Festival Of Timeless Stories (July 9-31, 2016) at the Pasadena Museum of History. Unlike it's award-winning cousin Wicked Lit, HISTORY LIT will present stage adaptations of timeless literature that reflect history in creative ways (and not Gothic tales of classical horror).  (more...)

MJ12 Featuring Bass Legend Percy Jones to Release Debut Album, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MJ12, featuring Brand X bass legend Percy Jones, will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut album on Gonzo Multimedia UK on June 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - his musical treatment of the history of presidential assassinations in America - remains one of the most compelling and intriguing works to be found in the musical theater canon, focusing on a veritable rogue's gallery of historic figures whose infamy lives on decades after their horrific actions first gained them the notoriety they so often pursued in their disparate, yet somehow weirdly connected, lives. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

Stage Rights Announces Winner of First Ready to Publish Award
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?Stage Rights has announced that Laura King is the recipient of the first ever Ready to Publish Award, which will be given annually in partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Laura was selected from five finalists who pitched their scripts at this year's SETC Annual Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina. (more...)

92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride 2016, 92Y presents a one-night-only performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the award-winning play written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Spring Awakening's Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. The play has scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

NetEase Showcases New PC and Mobile Games at Second Annual Game Enthusiasts' Day
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in Four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Effective immediately, San Francisco Ballet announces six promotions, five new Company members, and five apprentices for the 2017 Season. Soloist Carlo Di Lanno has been promoted to principal dancer and Francisco Mungamba, Julia Rowe, Wei Wang, and WanTing Zhao have been promoted to soloist. In addition, former SF Ballet Apprentice Blake Kessler has been appointed a member of the corps de ballet. New members of the Company's corps de ballet include Ludmila Bizalion, Elizabeth Mateer, and Natasha Sheehan; Angelo Greco joins as a soloist and Aaron Robison as a principal dancer. Alexandre Cagnat, Shene Lazarus, Davide Occhipinti, Nathaniel Remez, and Isabella Walsh of the SF Ballet School Trainee Program have been promoted to the rank of apprentice. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Open at Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?One of the most iconic characters in children's literature will make his West End debut this Christmas, when The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show opens for a limited 5-week season at the Ambassadors Theatre from Friday 2 December 2016. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Gregory Haney Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The talented triple-threat is the latest subject in HAMILTON's series of vintage portraits by photographer Josh Lehrer. (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - BACKBEARD, Becoming
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - May 23, 2016

We are about to enter our final week of rehearsal for Backbeard: A New Musical at the Theatre Institute at Sage! This Friday, we will begin technical rehearsals for the show, and we open for school groups next Wednesday, June 1st. It will be an exciting last week as the final details are hammered out and we finally see the results of our efforts come to fruition.  (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Wraps up its 50th Anniversary Season with FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre wraps up its golden anniversary season with "Forever Plaid" May 25 through June 19, 2016, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. "Forever Plaid" was written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross with music continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt. It was originally produced by Gene Wolsk. (more...)

The SpongeBob Musical: Christopher Gattelli
by Misha Davenport - May 23, 2016

Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli chats about bringing the undersea world of Bikini Bottom to life. (more...)

Georgia Power Social Media Center opens in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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BWW Review: LET IT BE Honors the Music
by Steve Feeney - May 23, 2016

LET IT BE celebrates the Beatles music with glimpses of the era from whence it came. (more...)

Zane Lowe Premieres Speedy Ortiz' 'Emma O,' EP Out 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Speedy Ortiz premiered “Emma O”, the second track from their recently announced Foiled Again EP, with Zane Lowe's World First Exclusive on Apple Music today. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Five plays, encompassing a wide range of styles and subjects - most of them mid-Atlantic premieres - comprise Richmond Triangle Players' 2016-17 Mainstage Season, its twenty-Fourth year as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. (more...)

LGBT Seniors to Perform 2016 New Stages Showcase at Renberg Theatre, 6/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

New Stages is an arts program for LGBT seniors, but it isn't your typical arts and crafts fare. Teaching artists Mark Salyer and Kay Cole have worked for the last Four years to help LGBT elders tell their own stories and find their own voices. This year's showcase performance, Working OUT, will be presented at the Renberg Theatre at the LA LGBT Center's VIllage at Ed Gould Plaza, June 4 and 5th at 6:00 PM. Admission is free. (more...)

Dashnight Productions to Premiere CHOPS, 7/7-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. (more...)

GROWING SIMPLE Shares Healthy, Natural Recipes
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Jim and Mary Competti grew up playing outdoors, tending their families' gardens and helping make dinner from scratch with ingredients they'd picked just hours before. But as adults, with Four kids heavily involved in extracurricular activities and their own busy professional careers, those slower, simpler family moments seemed harder to come by. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Telemundo & NBC Universo Announce Robust Lineup of New Programming for 2016-17
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

In conjunction with NBCUniversal's Upfront presentation, being held tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO announced a robust lineup of new programming for the 2016-2017 season (more...)

Tickets to Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2016-17 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Birmingham Royal Ballet announces the 2016/2017 Birmingham Hippodrome season, the 27th season at its home theatre in the Midlands. The season will celebrate the Company's varied repertory, from the spectacular new The Tempest in the autumn through to the return of The Nutcracker for Christmas and Coppelia in the summer of 2017. Over the course of the season, the Company will perform Four full-length classic ballets and a programme of shorter works to include the return of Michael Corder's Le Baiser de la fee, John Cranko's Pineapple Poll and a brand new ballet from Company member Ruth Brill called Arcadia. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Marin Mazzie Perform 'Getting to Know You' in THE KING AND I
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2016

Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim recently joined the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

ESPN Announces Sponsors for X GAMES AUSTIN 2016
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Today ESPN is announcing the sponsors for X Games Austin, taking place June 2-5 at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, with live coverage on ESPN and ABC. (more...)

EUDORA WELTY - MISSISSIPPI STORIES to Open at Theatre Row This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summoners Ensemble Theatre, the team behind A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House featuring John Kevin Jones, is pleased to announce that Eudora Welty - Mississippi Stories, adapted from the works of Eudora Welty by Voices of the South and Gloria Baxter, will debut in New York this summer at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Tickets to 2016 Princeton Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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David Cassidy Set for Pair of Shows at NJPAC, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with 1970s heartthrob David Cassidy. Come on, get happy! The Partridge Family's David Cassidy performs hits from the '70s TV show ("I Think I Love You," "I Woke Up in Love This Morning"), along with favorites from his solo career ("Cherish"). (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 5 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBCSN presents a crucial Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, as Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis Blues host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks with their best-of-7 series tied at two games apiece. (more...)

Louis C.K. Adds Third Madison Square Garden Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that due to overwhelming demand award-winning comedian Louis C.K. will add a third show to his Madison Square Garden run on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Previously announced shows will be Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:00PM and Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:00PM. Tickets are on sale now and will be available through Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

JACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This summer, JACK presents the premiere of Toshiki Okada's Quiet, Comfort, commissioned by Hoi Polloi and directed by Alec Duffy, a duo of singer/performer Helga Davis and choreographer/dancer Ji?i Bartovanec (of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company), the premiere of the play The Animals, by Amina Henry, a new piece by choreographer Biba Bell, the second annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival, curated by Valerie Kuehne, plus several concerts throughout the season. (more...)

Julesworks Follies #45 Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Julesworks Follies # 45 Lost Director's Cuts and Julesworks 5th Year Launch will be on Monday June 6th at 7pm at Le Jean Cocteau.  Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance, Literature and much much more from Julesworks Santa Fe's Monthly (Mostly) Variety Show.  (more...)

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