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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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The Tony Award-winning musical drama Parade features the true story of Leo Frankís trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta. Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade. Alfred Uhryís award-winning book and Jason Robert Brownís rousing, colorful and haunting score illuminate a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension. Isolated from the world, Leo develops a new and deeper love for his wife, who tirelessly crusades for his freedom. Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair) directs this compelling and provocative tale of justice miscarried, revealing a country at odds with its declarations of equality. Tony-Award nominee Euan Morton stars as Leo Frank. Parade is a co-production with Theater J and is presented in association with the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

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Rainbow Theatre Project to Present Paul Rudnick's JEFFREY, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Rainbow Theatre Project's 2015/16 Generation Q Staged Reading Series closes with a presentation the award-winning Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick. The reading takes place Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Source in the District. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's Rescheduled Performance at Media Theatre Set for 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Tony winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown has rescheduled his concert appearance at The Media Theatre for Wednesday evening May 18 at 7pm. All tickets for his previously scheduled April 9 show will be honored.  (more...)

Opera News: Deborah Voigt to Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Internationally revered operatic soprano Deborah Voigthas been appointed to the full-time voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Beginning in the fall of 2016, Voigt, known the world over for her "majestic voice" (WSJ), will bring to SFCM the benefit of singing experience that spans an extraordinary spectrum, from her renowned performances in the operas of Wagner, Strauss, and more, to her celebrated recital appearances and acclaimed presentations of Broadway standards and popular songs. Through private lessons and masterclasses with Voigt, select SFCM voice students will have the unique opportunity to gain insight and training from one of the world's most versatile singers and music's most endearing personalities. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history (more...)

BWW Review: EPAC Delivers a Classic HELLO, DOLLY!
by Marakay Rogers - May 5, 2016

You know it. You love it. You want to sing along to it. Hello, boys, Dolly's back. (more...)

Fiddlehead Sets 'PRISCILLA' & CARNIVAL for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today that the Boston-based professional theater company will stage two full-scale musical productions at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre for their 23rd Anniversary season, in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center and Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President and CEO. (more...)

Full Line-Up Announced for 4th Annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

 Pivot Arts is pleased to announce the full line-up for the 4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring dozens of innovative performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from June 2 - June 12, 2016. Tickets, ranging from free to $25, are currently available at www.pivotarts.org/festival. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Coming to Kennedy Center, 6/28-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Kennedy Center has announced the full casting for the Washington area premiere of The Bridges of Madison County starring Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet) as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, South Pacific) as Robert. (more...)

Batabano Cayman Islands Festival Astonishes With Thousands of Spectacular Costumes, Food, Drink and Music
by Anton Anderssen - May 4, 2016

The Batabano Cayman Islands Festival is a spectacle of color, dance, music, food, drink and celebration. Held annually in May, Miss Cayman Islands shares her passion about this theatrical event. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/4/16- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Participate in 2016 INVICTUS GAMES Opening Ceremony
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

ESPN's coverage of the Invictus Games 2016, the only international adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members, will begin Sunday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET with live coverage of the Games' star-studded Opening Ceremony (more...)

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in Theaters, on iTunes, in Chicago
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

In celebration of FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF's 30th anniversary, numerous events will give fans the chance to relive all the humor, antics and magic of being young and carefree. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Cast Set for Time Out Youth NC in Light of HB2
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Cast members from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, now playing through Sunday, May 8 at Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, will be volunteering their time to mentor young members of the LGBT community tomorrow, May 5, 2016 at Time Out Youth NC. (more...)

Jason Donovan to Star in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at The Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical returns to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 23 - Saturday 28 May, starring Jason Donovan.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL to Play LOST Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

KSW Productions and The LOST Theatre will present NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL from May 30th - June 18th 2016 at LOST Theatre. Press Night: June 1st 2016, 7.30pm. (more...)

Playhouse Square Presents the Dazzle Award Nominees; Winners to Be Announced, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly introduces the Dazzle Awards, affiliated with theNational High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards") presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

Playhouse Square Reveals Inaugural Dazzle Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square introduces the Dazzle Awards, affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

MADE IN LDN to Return to The Cockpit This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Sunday May 8th marks the return of Interval Productions' MADE IN LDN season, which launched at The Cockpit last month. On the second Sunday of every month, Interval Productions' Creative Director Tori Allen-Martin will present an evening of brand new British Musical Theatre writing supported using public funding by Arts Council England. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host Fundraiser, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

A beautiful home on the bay with a fantastic view, a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and the opportunity to bid on a variety of artwork.  It's all part of a fundraising event hosted by Chuck and Sandy Sieber on Sunday, May 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  for the nonprofit East Lynne Theater Company. (more...)

Experience the Magic of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Wharton Center This May
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Romance is destined to bloom on stage at Wharton Center when THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY graces the Cobb Great Hall. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND's Laura Michelle Kelly Previews Her Feinstein's/54 Below Show!
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2016

On May 2, 16 and 30, Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome Broadway leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof) in a personal, revealing evening of song and stories. You'll hear some of her most favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre classics like "Don't Rain on My Parade", to current pop hits by artists such as Sara Bareilles. There will even be tunes from her favorite shows written by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy… who wrote her current Broadway venture, Finding Neverland. Laura Michelle Kelly invites you to experience her heart and a taste of what makes her feel at home. Be ready for some fun surprises and a big hearted welcome! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, FOLLIES & More Set for Warner Stage Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 Warner Stage Company season. The Main Stage season opens in November with Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST and follows with The Who's TOMMY, FOLLIES, and MARY POPPINS. The Nancy Marine Studio season opens in September with EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL and follows with the FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, CALENDAR GIRLS and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Season Subscriptions are now available. Subscribers get the best seats in the house at the best prices! Tickets go on sale to the General Public in July. Call the Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents 'But Beautiful'; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Harmony Wheeler - Apr 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Michael Berresse, who directs of American Conservatory Theatre's upcoming production of 'The Last Five Years.' Read the full interview to learn about Michael's work with the show's composer, his methods for rehearsals, and what audiences can expect from his fully staged production. (more...)

Chicago Scots to Host 30th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games, 6/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS, celebrates three decades of providing entertainment and Scottish culture with a modern twist this June, with their annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Taking place Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18 at Hamilton Lakes, 1 Pierce Place, Itasca, IL, the beloved summer celebration, the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest, will feature an extravaganza of activities and attractions from the Caber Toss to the Highland Dancers to the Dogs of Scotland. (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations This Morning!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony¬ģ, and Emmy¬ģ Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner¬†Vanessa Williams¬†(Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful,¬†'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony¬ģ, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner¬†Matthew Morrison¬†(Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza,¬†'Glee') will announce the nominations for the¬†61st¬†Annual Drama Desk Awards¬†on¬†Thursday, April 28th, 2016¬†at¬†10:00 AM¬†at¬†Feinstein's/54 Below¬†(254 W. 54th¬†Street), it was announced today by¬†Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and¬†Gretchen Shugart, CEO of¬†TheaterMania.com. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Camp Broadway Kids to Perform at New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Camp Broadway Kids, a musical theatre ensemble comprised of 60 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, will be featured at The New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 2, 2016. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces full cast for the London run of Monster Raving Loony. Samuel James reprises his role as Screaming Lord Sutch, alongside original cast members including Joseph Alessi, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, and composer/musician Tom Attwood and they are joined by Vivienne Acheampong who completes the cast for the London run. Set & Costume Design is by Bob Bailey with lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gregory Clarke.  Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution). (more...)

Parade Technologies Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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Theaterworks to Bring THE LIGHTNING THIEF to bergenPAC, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Lightning Thief - Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1PM and 4PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

21st Greenwich+Docklands International Festival Sets Full Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

In 2016, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London's largest and most ambitious festival of outdoor arts, presents a 21st birthday programme, including 6 World Premieres, 5 UK Premieres and 12 London Premieres. Presented as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals, the programme will include:¬ē 3 large scale productions: The House, a spectacular fusion of dance, film and pyrotechnics to mark the 400th anniversary of The Queen's House; Silence, a new outdoor theatre production created by the renowned Polish company Teatr Biuro Podro?y; and The Clash of Drums by Les Commandos Percus & Deabru Beltzak, an explosive fusion of percussion and fireworks (more...)

Performance Bicycle and Durham Parks Announce Solite Park Pump Track Expansion Project and Bull City Bike Fest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ On Saturday, May 7, Performance Bicycle, the #1 choice for people who love to ride, and Durham Parks and Recreation will be hosting the free Bull City Bike Fest At Solite Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendees will enjoy music, free bicycle safety checks from Performance Bicycle, as well as free face painting and a bicycle decoration station for children. Children of all ages are encouraged to join the kid's bike Parade beginning at 10 a.m. Additional event schedule details can be found at Performancebike.com/bullcitybikefest. (more...)

New Adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND Begins Previews Today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Peter Hinton's highly anticipated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved tale Alice in Wonderland begins previews today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre. (more...)

Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John Team on Limited Edition Clothing Line for Macy's
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Macy's has partnered with Grammy¬ģ and Golden Globe¬ģ-winning icon Lady Gaga, as well as Grammy, Tony¬ģ and Academy Award¬ģ-winning legend Sir Elton John to create Love Bravery, a high-spirited, limited-edition line of clothing and accessories (more...)

BWW Interview: Marilyn Cutts On FUNNY GIRL!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 27, 2016

Marilyn Cutts talks to us about transferring with Funny Girl to the Savoy, working with Sheridan Smith, and why there should be a musical version of Coriolanus... (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

THE STORY PIRATES Set for SOPAC, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?The sketch comedy musical stories of Story Pirates will be showcased on the SOPAC stage May 14 at 12 p.m. Called "crazy entertaining" by Jon Stewart, Story Pirates will keep you doubled over laughing, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write from their own imaginations. Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by kids in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The live performance is based entirely on stories written from the unfiltered imaginations of young people. (more...)

Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira & Savannah Guthrie to Host RIO OLYMPICS Opening Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Savannah Guthrie will host NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, on Friday, August 5, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (more...)

New York Funny Songs Fest to Conclude Five-Year Run in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

For the past 4 years, the New York Funny Songs Fest has given a steay beat to the laughter and even inspired off-shoot festivals such as LA based comedy festival, Tenacious D's Festival Supreme and Chicago's Laughing Stock, but after the 5th and final year set to happen this May 19-21, 2016, the festival will say goodbye, at least in it's current form. (more...)

Check Into Cash Named Sponsor of Bradley County's Relay For Life, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

CLEVELAND, Tenn., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Saturday, April 30, Bradley County's Relay For Life event will kick off at 9 a.m. in downtown Cleveland. As a gold Relay For Life sponsor, Check Into Cash will contribute a booth with a prize wheel, a team for the walk, and a visit from Bob Cash during Saturday's festivities. (more...)

Garth Fagan, KS 360 and B-Girl Rokafella to Be 2016 Dance Parade Grand Marshals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Dance Parade New York is pleased to announce that contemporary dance choreographer Garth Fagan, KS 360 aka 'Kwikstep' street dance veteran and global DJ, and B-Girl Rokafella, pioneer female hip-hop and break dancer, are headlining as Grand Marshals at the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival. (more...)

WCSU Theatre Arts' PARADE Wins Top Honors at KCACTF in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Danbury, Conn. - Western Connecticut State University's fall theatre arts production, "Parade," was nominated for 14 national awards and won five, including "Outstanding Production of a Musical," Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical," "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical," "Best Director of a Musical" and "Outstanding Choreography" at the American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. (more...)

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