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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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PARADE Extends Through July 9 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince. (more...)

Emmy Winner Sharon Gless to Lead at Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival Parade
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Emmy Award-winning actor Sharon Gless will lead the festivities of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival as its Parade Grand Marshal courtesy of The Parade kicks off on Wilton Drive at 4:00pm on Saturday, June 17th. (more...)

BWW Review: Patsy Cline Is Alive and Well and Dazzling at Maine State Music Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 9, 2017

About half way through the musical, Always, Patsy Cline, Louise says of the legendary singer, 'She blew the roof off that old honky tonk!' And much the same could be said for the electric atmosphere at the Brunswick's Pickard Theater, where MSMT opened its 59th season with a dazzling production of the musical that includes twenty-seven songs made famous by the singer, who remains to this day - fifty-four years after her untimely death - a towering presence in the world of country and pop music. With true betes de scene, Christine Mild as Patsy and Charis Leos as Louise, accompanied by a virtuoso band, performing an unforgettable songbook, this production delivers not only powerhouse vocal-dramatic values, but also offers the audience a vibrant and poignant journey to another time and place that magically come alive through in the charismatic story of its protagonists. The Ted Swindley musical which focuses on the last six years of Patsy Cline's life and on her friendship with a Texas divorcee and fan, Louise Seger, is so much more than a catalog of songs strung together by a chronological narrative. Indeed, the book is touching well-constructed - funny, sad, warm and human by turns - and the songs are integrated into the story with a seamlessness that lets the play move from reality to memory. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Which Movie Musicals Influenced HOLIDAY INN Choreographer Denis Jones? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

While only on Broadway for a limited run, HOLIDAY INN swept audiences off their feet with its dazzling choreography and delightful musical numbers. The man behind magic is Denis Jones, who earned himself a Tony Nomination for Best Choreography for creating spectacular dance numbers set to the music of the legendary Irving Berlin. Below, watch as he delightfully confesses how he 'literally danced down the street' after learning he was nominated and what movie musicals influenced his work! (more...)

BWW Review: Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING or The One About The Sexist Male Fantasies
by Michael Dale - Jun 9, 2017

In the opening scene of MCC's American premiere production of THE END OF LONGING, playwright/star Matthew Perry, playing the drunk, caustic and cocky Rolling Stone photographer Jack, looks deeply into the eyes of Stephanie, his latest attempt at a cocktail lounge pickup. (more...)

Sugar Hill Children's Museum Of Art & Storytelling Presents Its Summer Exhibition PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling is proud to announce its summer exhibition Parade: Derek Fordjour, an immersive multi-media installation on view July 27, 2017. (more...)

Scottish Festival and Highland Games to Return to Benefit CHICAGO SCOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS, is back for the 31st year to provide entertainment and Scottish culture with a modern twist with their annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

LPTW to Host 'Women Stage The World' March Through Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

On June 13th at 6:00pm, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization promoting visibility and increased opportunities for women in the field, will lead their 5th Annual Equality March through Times Square to advocate for equal representation and pay for women in theatre, Women Stage The World. (more...)

Jamie Brickhouse to Present 'DANGEROUS WHEN WET' Pride Weekend Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth StorySLAM champion; voices on Beavis and Butthead) faces his three most defining relationships-booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean-in this darkly comic tour de force. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, June 7, 2017! Kathie Lee and Hoda are in town today to show their Today show audience what's happening in Nashville, which prompts the musical question: What's sights are on your list of places to go when newbies turn to you for advice? Let us know and we'll feature you in an upcoming story! (more...)

Theatrical Rocker Kat Robichaud to Perform at San Francisco's Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Theatrical rocker Kat Robichaud has been confirmed to perform a special 30 minute set, a condensed version of her successful show Misfit Cabaret, as part of this year's San Francisco Pride Weekend on Saturday, June 24th. (more...)

The Actors' Hub Presents CLINCHFIELD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Actors' Hub has a mammoth task ahead with its latest production - portraying the bizarre but true story of an elephant that was hanged in the early 20th century. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea DeLaria Signs with The Kurland Agency
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Lea DeLaria, popularly known as 'Big Boo' on Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, has signed with The Kurland Agency - home to Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis - for exclusive worldwide live performance and appearance representation. (more...)

Brooklyn Welcomes 35TH ANNUAL MERMAID PARADE 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Coney Island USA's 35th Annual Mermaid Parade will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Parade starts at the corner of West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, and proceeds east on Surf Avenue to West 10th Street, where it turns south to the Boardwalk, and then north back to Steeplechase Plaza, where it concludes. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for the next two weeks, June 7-18, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Beach Boys Come to Aronoff Center 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold.  But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.  To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.  But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt. Don't miss The Beach Boys at the Aronoff Center for the Arts on October 28.  (more...)

Meet ELTC's Will Rogers at After-Show Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet Tom Byrn, the actor portraying the title role in East Lynne Theater Company's 'Will Rogers' U.S.A.' at the after-show party at The Washington Inn, another chance is to be had on Friday, June 23 at an after-show Q&A.  It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask the actor and the director such questions as how characters are created, what goes into selecting a season of plays, and where they have previously worked.    (more...)

Betsy Struxness to Guest Star in Daniel Koek's WEST END STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Daniel Koek's West End Story will feature special guest Betsy Struxness. (more...)

My Little Pony-Themed ANTELOPE PLAY, WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD and More Set for Theater Wit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

'Are we still who we thought we were?' 'How much do we still value the culture we embraced a year ago?' These are the questions that guided Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler as he assembled the company's 2017-18 'smart art' season of contemporary, comedic plays. (more...)

Seattle Men's Chorus Boldly Belts out Bette, Babs, & Beyoncé for Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) proudly takes the McCaw Hall stage for Bette, Babs &Beyonce, belting out many of the songs made famous by this beloved trio of divas: Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Beyonce Knowles. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at BRIDGES Of MADISON COUNTY in Seoul!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in Seoul! Check out their music video of 'One Second And A Million Miles' below! (more...)

Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young for three performances only-Thursday, August 10 (8 p.m.), Friday, August 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 12 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Phillipa Soo to Headline Jason Robert Brown's POST-TONY EXTRAVAGANZA at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Jason Robert Brown is hosting his 3rd Annual POST-TONY EXTRAVAGANZA with Amelie's Phillipa Soo on Monday, June 12 at 8 p.m. at SubCulture. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Area Stage's SPRING AWAKENING Touches with Raw Originality
by Trevor Durham - Jun 5, 2017

The well-oiled machine Manuel has created in his Spring Awakening is a small miracle in the intimate space, showcasing the truly remarkable cast. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Jun 3, 2017

The Lion King is a grand celebration of the magic of theatre and, yes, the circle of life. (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Rose Colella to Perform at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Fresh off her New York City debut at the legendary Feinstein's/54 Below, jazz vocalist Rose Colella has released her much-anticipated album, 'Cocktail' to sold-out audiences and global acclaim. Recently featured in The New York Times,The Chicago Tribune & The Chicago Sun-Times, Rose has also received mention in All About Jazz, JAZZIZ, NPR's A Blog Supreme & LA Jazz Scene, describing her as "elegantly tipsy," "pure seduction," "cooly coquettish" & "beautiful and inviting.'  (more...)

BWW Review: PARADE at Writers Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 3, 2017

Parade is now in a blistering and beautifully minimalist production from director Gary Griffin. Though it is based off the real-life 1913 trial of Jewish pencil factory worker Leo Frank and was written by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry in 1998, this musical feels entirely of this moment. Set in Atlanta, Georgia, the musical follows Leo as he is imprisoned and put on trial after being falsely accused of the murder of Mary Phagan, a pre-teen girl found dead in the basement of the pencil factory. Georgia governor Hugh Dorsey wants to rapidly resolve the case and pins the blame on Leo-and coerces factory janitor Jim Conley to serve as an eye witness. The residents of Atlanta buy into Dorsey's false narrative, as they're distrustful of Frank and also want to see Mary's death avenged.   (more...)

Photo Flash: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds into The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever could have ever dreamed of. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Takes on Windmills Tonight in La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

21st Annual Performing Arts Event Shines a Spotlight on Performers from the Global Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Singers, dancers, actors, models, and instrumentalists will compete at the 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) July 1 - 9, 2017 in Long Beach, California. This international meet is often cited as the official "Talent Olympics"for performers and is the only event of its kind! (more...)

Magical Musical Tale To Unfold This Summer At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Audiences can expect a magical theatrical experience when the revival of an award-winning musical has its Manchester premiere at the city's newest theatre. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Coming to The Epstein Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Excitement is building as it is now only two weeks until the smash-hit Broadway musical The Last Five Years opens at The Epstein Theatre from Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 June. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

Help Break the Guinness World Record at BARK IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

CALLING ALL DOGS!! Help make Winnipeg OFFICIALLY AMAZING by joining us at the Goldeyes BARK IN THE PARK game at Shaw Park on Saturday June 17 at 6:00pm as we attempt to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most Dogs Attending a Sporting Event!  (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Starring Nicholas Edwards, Extends at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Following weeks of high demand, Signature Theatre is happy to announce that Jesus Christ Superstar will play for an added ninth week - an addition of seven performances between July 5 and July 9. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Shake the Blues Away' Inside the Studio with HOLIDAY INN; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn in digital formats today, Friday, June 2. The CD version will be available online and in stores on Friday, July 21. The album will feature a 16-page full color booklet with a synopsis and liner notes from Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company. Go inside the recording studio for the album in the video below! (more...)

Mayor Turner to Host Juneteenth Parade & Emancipation Park Rededication Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mayor Sylvester Turner will host the 6th Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

GAY-LARIOUS Gay Pride Stand Up Show and More Coming Up This Month in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Pride Month is underway and will be featuring a slew of experiences, including' Gay Secrets of the Met; F(l)ag Football - The Documentary; Amazing Gay Pride Scavenger Hunt' Gay Professionals Speed Dating; Macy's Pride and Joy Party; Gay-Larious LGBT Stand Up Comedy; and Sat June 24 - Gay History Walking Tour. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lucha VaVOOM Presents Special 15th Anniversary 'Quinceanera' Show This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

For 15 years, LUCHA VaVOOM has been delivering arguably the most electrifying shows on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. On August 3 at the Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)

Liverpool Set To Dance To The Sound Of Brazilica's Beat
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Brazilica today reveals the first names in a magnificent musical line-up which will have Liverpool carnival goers Samba-ing on the city street this summer. (more...)

Dragonette to Dominate NYC Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Famed Electro Fashion Forward Act Dragonette will dominate over NYC PRIDE this year as the band will be playing the top events whilst their new single will be starting to fire up at the charts. (more...)

Famed Electro Pop Act Dragonette Dominates NYC Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Famed Electro Fashion Forward Act Dragonette will dominate over NYC PRIDE this year as the band will be playing the top events whilst their new single will be starting to fire up at the charts. (more...)

World Premiere of AFTERGLOW Begins Tonight at the Loft at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Beginning performances tonight, June 12 and opening Friday, June 23 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), it will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017.  (more...)

Cast Change Announced for A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Musical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre celebrates Canada's 150th with the world premiere of Everybody's Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music. A tribute to the nation's strong history of women in music, this must-see concert runs Thursday June 15 to Saturday June 17 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/10/2017
by - Jun 10, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/10/2017. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Announces Final Show Selection for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated addition to its 2017-2018 Season, which already includes an impressive line up of leading contemporary theatre titles. In addition to the five titles previously announced, ETC will present the regional premiere of Larry Parr's His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary Ethel Waters, who overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. Playing April 24-May 19, 2018, this musical biography will feature celebrated local actress and Ensemble Theatre veteran Torie Wiggins in the leading role, singing some of Waters's most famous songs, including 'Stormy Weather,' 'Black and Blue," and 'This Joint is Jumpin'.' Sharing the stage in telling Ms. Waters's remarkable story is pianist Scot Woolley. (more...)

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