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ATG Selected to Operate Emerson Colonial Theatre in a Partnership with Emerson College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Emerson Colonial Theatre Is The Latest Addition To Atg's Portfolio Of 47 Theatrical Venues Worldwide. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present The Best Of Gershwin And Bernstein, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) explore iconic Broadway classics and early cinema hits by Gershwin, Bernstein, Kerns, Rogers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and more at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago.) An accomplished, inventive cp2 quintet performs selections from the beloved American hits such as "Porgy and Bess" and "West Side Story." (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley Will Go 'Non-Stop' in HAMILTON National Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has just announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Broadway's Michael Luwoye and Tony Award Nominee Rory O'Malley will lead the National Tour of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively. (more...)

Broadway's Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley to Lead National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony Award® nominee JOSHUA HENRY, Broadway's MICHAEL LUWYOYE and Tony Award® Nominee RORY O'MALLEY will lead the National Tour of HAMILTONas Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively.  (more...)

Motown's N'Kenge, Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Naples Philharmonic in BROADWAY DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Broadway's Darling N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the stage in a Broadway Diva's collaboration with Naples Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for six concerts. Performances at the Francis Pew Hayes Hall in Artis-Naples will be Tuesday January 10-13th at 8:00PM and January 14th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108. (more...)

International House to Host Leontyne Price 90th Birthday Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

In the early 1950s, when she was a student at the Juilliard School, beloved soprano Leontyne Price, who turns 90 on February 10, lived and worked at International House, the Riverside Drive residential community founded by the Rockefeller and Dodge families in1924 dedicated to preparing the next generation of globally-minded leaders. (more...)

National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sending Message of Unity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

Experience the Music of Change and Rebellion with the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 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. As some artists protested against war and tyranny, others broke the molds of established forms. The Chamber Players perform an uplifting, entertaining ode to this rebellious era. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus To Speak at Boston College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Boston College Theatre Department will host Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, who will give a lecture at the University's Robsham Theater Arts Center on Thursday, February 9 at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public, free of charge. (more...)

Larry Marshall Performs A Lincoln Portrait with Downtown Music Productions 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Downtown Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mimi Stern-Wolfe, presents, on the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, a performance of Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait, with Broadway's Larry Marshall as narrator; Creation du Monde by Darius Milhaud, and Flower of the Mountain by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Stephen Albert, inspired by the writings of James Joyce, with Alissa Grimaldi, soprano.    Sunday February 12, 3:30 PM at St. Mark's in the Bowery, 131 West 10th Street (Second Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: BAD JEWS is the Best of the Worst Kind of Family Get-Together
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 30, 2017

For better or for worse, there is no one who can make you more insane than family. This universal truth is proven once again in 'Bad Jews' at now playing at the Cygnet Theatre through February 12th. (more...)

'Step Out' for Two More Weeks with Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Universal Stage Productions, will conclude its limited engagement of the new hit Broadway show HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora and Corbin Bleu on Sunday, January 15. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at National Opera Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Noted conductor Jason C. Tramm will lead a concert version of Puccini's Madama Butterfly Wednesday January 4th, 7:30 PM at the National Opera Center in New York City. (more...)

JACK Presents Brooklyn Gypsies ONE CATCHES LIGHT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Brooklyn Gypsies presents the second-annual One Catches Light Festival, celebrating new solo work of five writers associated with the company, with stand-up comic Olander 'Big O' Wilson presiding over the evenings. Icarus in the L.E.S. is a kaleidoscopic performance-poem by Nic Adams, with the wax-winged hero chasing his destiny and scouting out the divide between artistic achievement and personal happiness. I Have No Room for the Broken, written by Angela Abreu, is a play about a cascade towards romantic ruin. (more...)

National Endowment for the Arts Awards American Repertory Theater $50,000 for TRANS SCRIPTS: PART I, THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to announce that it has received an NEA Art Works grant of $50,000 for its production of Trans Scripts, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. The production begins performances on January 19 and runs through February 5, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Record-breaking 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London's West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she completely sold out her shows last year. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour, March 23-April 7, 2017. The two-week tour - Alan Gilbert's ninth and final international tour as Music Director, the seventh with him to Europe - will feature fourteen concerts in seven countries. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker, Ryan Silverman, Betsy Wolfe and More Slated for PROJECT BROADWAY at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY, a celebration of all that's new and exciting on the Great White Way, returns for its second installment, March 27 - April 2. This year's theme is 'The Art of Collaboration,' spotlighting the alchemy that turns music, book, choreography, and staging into theatrical magic. (more...)

Tune In Tonight for Live Conversation with SAG Nominee Audra McDonald!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Please join BroadwayWorld and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for a special live streamed career retrospective Q&A with Audra McDonald, SAG Award Nominee for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.  (more...)

Jorge Luiz Altamirano to Bring AN AMERICAN FOLKSONG IN LONDON to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Jorge Luiz Altamirano is bringing his Gershwin revue, 'An American Folksong in London,' to The Metropolitan Room on February 17, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Award-Winning Actress April Woodall Premieres John Denver Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Award-winning singer and actress April Woodall (Souvenir, Reading Under the Influence, Gray Matters) is realizing a dream this March in Philadelphia. Woodall will star in the world premiere of Hearing John Denver's Voice, a cabaret exploring her multifaceted relationship with the music of John Denver, at L'Etage (624 S. 6th Street). The unique show will run March 20 and March 21, 2017 at 7:30PM each evening. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

New Adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Heads to Everyman Theatre's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Everyman Theatre brings Charles Dickens' classic novel to the stage in a dynamic adaptation by Gale Childs Daly. Hailed as "tight and suspenseful" by the Chicago Tribune, Daly's adaptation of Great Expectations masterfully condenses Dickens 500-page novel into a high-spirited play where only six actors portray more than 35 characters. The show is currently in rehearsal and runs from February 1 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Will Continue Development at 5th Avenue Before Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Featuring Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan with The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong at the helm, the show will undergo continued revisions in Seattle as it makes its way to a Broadway revival. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony announces today that award-winning Broadway superstars Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell will join the orchestra's 2016-17 Pops season, replacing previously scheduled Jason Alexander, who was forced to cancel due to an unforeseeable conflict. (more...)

BWW Interview: Joshua Henry Talks Leaving Chicago's HAMILTON, Upcoming Solo Album & More
by Kevin Pollack - Jan 10, 2017

For Joshua Henry, 2017 seems to be his year, as he says in this EXCLUSIVE interview following his 2 solo shows at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. He was joined by some friends from Chicago's cast of Hamilton including Ari Afsar (Eliza), Chris De'Sean Lee (Lafayette/Jefferson) and Samantha Marie Ware (Peggy/Maria Reynolds) singing backup for him. There were also other cast members in the audience including Tony winner Karen Olivo (Angelica), Jose Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton) and some other members of the ensemble cheering their friend on. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre Present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's Michael Sag Joins WP Theater as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, has announced that Michael Sag has joined the company as Managing Director. (more...)

TRU to Host 'Raising Money for Theater' Panel Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In WORKS BY JOHN ADAMS, 3/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program celebrating John Adams's 70th birthday year, featuring John Adams's Harmonielehre and Absolute Jest - with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet as solo ensemble in its debut - on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents World Premiere Of Lera Auerbach's NYx: FRACTURED DREAMS And More In February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere-New York Philharmonic Commission of Lera Auerbach's NYx: Fractured Dreams (Violin Concerto No. 4). (more...)

Renowned Atlanta Opera Chorus Master Walter Huff Departing After 28 Years
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Maestro Walter Huff has announced that, after decades of service to The Atlanta Opera, he will be leaving his position as Chorus Master to focus on his duties at Indiana University. Mo. Huff will start his tenure process in Indiana this coming April. His last day with the Atlanta Opera will be January 1. (more...)

Audra McDonald Slates 2017 Tour Stops Across the U.S., Featuring Husband Will Swenson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Six-time Tony winner and recent star of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Audra McDonald has just announced her first six tour dates of 2017, with two stops featuring her husband - fellow stage vet Will Swenson. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/23; TITANIC in DC, AMELIE in LA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 23, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include TITANIC at Signature Theatre, AMELIE in Los Angeles, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL in St. Louis, just to name a few. (more...)

TRU to Host 'RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER' Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)

Tony Nominee & HAMILTON Star Joshua Henry to Perform at Schubas Lincoln Hall, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Joshua Henry, who currently stars in the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Aaron Burr, will be performing at Schubas Lincoln Hall on Monday, January 9th at 7:30 pm (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Ring in 2017 with Tunes from MY FAIR LADY, SOUND OF MUSIC and More on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

This New Year's Eve, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER rings in 2017 with the New York Philharmonic as international opera star Joyce DiDonato and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot join Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert for an Enchanted Evening. Humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca hosts the broadcast from David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct the Oltenia Philharmonic & Academic Choir in 'Friendship Season' in Romania
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will guest conduct 'Concert extraordinary de Craciun' with the Oltenia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir with featured soloist, Romanian- American soprano Veronica Iovan, December 21st through 23rd in Craiova, Romania. (more...)

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