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Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward


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Photo Flash: MOBY DICK! THE MUSICAL Comes to the New Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Not seen in the UK since 1992, Moby Dick! The Musical is now back. Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Moby Dick! The Musical has a book by Robert Longden and music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye. (more...)

October to Usher in New Stars for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez will join the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

National Chorale Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premiere professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, announces its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center.  The National Chorale's 49th season begins with A Gershwin Celebration, followed by Beethoven's Symphony #9, then the annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In, and concludes with Mozart's Requiem.   (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, Invigorated By Recent Tour to China, Returns to Segerstrom Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

It may feel a little daunting to try to top its last triumphant season, but Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO), led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, is up to the task! Energized by a year of artistic achievement and recently returned from its highly successful summer performance tour of China, Southern California's finest young orchestra musicians inaugurate their 2016-17 season with an array of charismatic works. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre Presents the World Premiere of IT'S TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

IT'S TIME originates from Paul Linke's true story Time Flies When You're Alive,an HBO Showcase (Ace Award nominee). This remarkable journey, directed by Edward Edwards, celebrates the paths we choose in life and the resilience of a young family, once broken, living in Los Angeles. Award winning writer/performer Paul Linke's new chapter gives audiences a look at how a once lost young man found his way to a success future, by taking a chance and grabbing at the opportunities and strength that he saw around him. (more...)

Principal Trumpeter Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Today, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' Tonight at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

A bunch of Broadway's best come together to sing some soulful new music tonight, October 4th, at The Cutting Room. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at 7:30pm. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

4th October -Tonight - Tony Winners Ruthie Ann Miles, Adriane Lenox and More Sing BABY MAKIN' HITS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Tonight Tony Winners Ruthie Ann Miles, Adriane Lenox, and more sing Baby Makin' Hits. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Adriane Lenox, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at The Cutting Room tonight at 7:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Tempe (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

A PORTRAIT OF RAY to Debut at Newark Symphony Hall & Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A Portrait of Ray (Charles) is making its Newark debut on November 13th at Newark Symphony Hall and will be showing for a second nigh November 14th at Symphony Space in New York City for a one-night only performance. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings 'Summertime' to Sydney with PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

In a magnificent finale to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2016 season, Chief Conductor David Robertson will reveal his latest Opera in the Concert Hall presentation - arguably the greatest American opera of all time: The Gershwins®' Porgy and Bess ® by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin.  (more...)

BWW Review: Op Carolina's BARBER OF SEVILLE – Melodious and Mirthful
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 26, 2016

Poor Beaumarchais. A crucial friend of the American Revolution, French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais's great Figaro comedies have been both favored and scorned by history. Just two years after The Marriage of Figaro premiered in Paris, Mozart's 1786 adaptation eclipsed the theater version, remaining one of opera's supreme masterworks to this day. And the Rossini version of the first Figaro play, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, has a been an operagoer's favorite ever since its Rome premiere in 1816. (more...)

Goldberg, Mahajan & William-Olsson Set for PREformances with Allison Charney Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Over the last eight seasons audiences of “PREformances with Allison Charney” relish the opportunity to experience the unexpected. (more...)


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TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host 'COME TO THE CABARET' Panel This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the October panel Alternate Venues for Developing New Work: Come to the Cabaret, today, October 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Continue 40th Season with AN EVENING OF GERSHWIN at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

New Philharmonic the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with 'An Evening of Gershwin' at the MAC Today, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Theatreworks to Present LOVE IS HERE TO STAY: A GERSHWIN CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Following the popular I Get a Kick Out of Cole, Love Is Here to Stay: A Gershwin Cabaret is a celebration of the works of George and Ira Gershwin, crafted by our own Musical Director, Steve Hilderbrand along with Gary Gallner.  The Gershwin brothers, of course, wrote a myriad of gorgeous music, including S'Wonderful, Shall We Dance, I Got Rhythm, and the wonderful score of, Porgy and Bess. Experience the music, songs and stories you never knew from some of the most acclaimed composers in American music. (more...)

TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host 'COME TO THE CABARET' Panel This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the October panel Alternate Venues for Developing New Work: Come to the Cabaret, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

The Philly POPS to Open 38th Season with ELVIS: THE KING'S SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Philly POPS will open its 38th season with ELVIS: The King's Songbook October 21-23 in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

New Stars Join PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour Tonight in Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group welcome Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez to the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Congratulations! Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Welcome Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald turned to Twitter today to announce that she and husband, Tony nominee Will Swenson have welcomed Sally James McDonald-Swenson, born last night at 11:16pm. (more...)


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Jacob's Pillow Announces Largest Creative Development Residency Program to Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Strengthening its role as a center for artist research and development, Jacob's Pillow Dance announces an active, year-round season with its expanded 2016-2017 Creative Development Residency program. This season brings new additions to the program including two technical residencies, cross-genre collaborations, and invited audiences of college students, as well as a diverse roster of 10 artist residencies, the Pillow's largest residency season yet. (more...)

National Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Theatre Group (NTG) announced today that Angela Rowles will join the company as the theater's new managing director beginning October 31, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Union Theatre's MOBY DICK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not seen in the UK since 1992, Moby Dick! The Musical is now back.  Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Moby Dick! The Musical has a book by Robert Longden and music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

Legendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER IT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

For almost seven decades, Carmen de Lavallade has led an unparalleled career in dance, theater, film and television that began in her hometown of Los Angeles.  Now, Ms. de Lavallade returns to celebrate her 85th birthday onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with As I Remember It, an intimate portrait of the legendary artist told through dance, film, music and her own personal writings. This one-night-only performance will take place on Friday, October 28 at 8pm. (more...)

National Chorale Presents A GERSHWIN CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, begins its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with A Gershwin Celebration onFriday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Philly POPS to Open 38th Season with ELVIS: THE KING'S SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Philly POPS will open its 38th season with ELVIS: The King's Songbook October 21-23 in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

National Chorale Presents A GERSHWIN CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, begins its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with A Gershwin Celebration onFriday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents New Musical ALICE WONDER 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'ALICE WONDER' in concert on October 21st. This new musical comedy tells the story of Alice Wonder, a stressed out and overworked widow who's life takes an unexpected turn when she falls down a manhole into a magical, outrageous and uproarious, soul-filled wonderland. There are a lot of changes from the Wonderland we all know and love. The Cheshire Cat becomes Cat Daddy and the Queen of Hearts is an evil Drag Queen searching for soul. Alice is redrawn from a curious and imaginative girl who has to make her way through a series of bizarre obstacles, to a woman who has to do the same thing just to be reminded that life is a Wonderland, and singing your blues can sometimes be the very thing that sets you free. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Continue 40th Season with AN EVENING OF GERSHWIN at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New Philharmonic the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with 'An Evening of Gershwin' at the MAC Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Theater Works to Present LOVE IS HERE TO STAY: A GERSHWIN CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

From the creative team that brought us I GET A KICK OUT OF COLE, Theater Works presents the premiere of LOVE IS HERE TO STAY: A GERSHWIN CABARET, a celebration of the works of George and Ira Gershwin opening Friday, November 4, 2016.  (more...)

Opera New Hampshire to Present Puccini's Tosca, Conducted by Jason C. Tramm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ever since Tosca, Puccini's "shabby little shocker," premiered at Rome's Teatro Costanizi on January 14, 1900 critics have decided the work, yet begged the question - what gives Tosca its universal appeal? (more...)

Christ Church North Adelaide Presents Shirley Gale 15/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

A great treat for lovers of pipe organ music will be the recital given by renowned organist and teacher, Shirley Gale, at Christ Church, North Adelaide at 5pm on Saturday 15 October when Shirley will play a selection of some of her favourite works. (more...)

Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San Francisco Symphony's opening night gala. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Theater Works to Present LOVE IS HERE TO STAY: A GERSHWIN CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

From the creative team that brought us I GET A KICK OUT OF COLE, Theater Works presents the premiere of LOVE IS HERE TO STAY: A GERSHWIN CABARET, a celebration of the works of George and Ira Gershwin opening Today, November 4, 2016.  (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Hunter Foster to Helm NYC Readings of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Jayne Ackley Lynch Productions today announced staged readings for the new American musical Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

SCANDAL's Joe Morton and MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, now being co-hosted by film/TV/theater star Joe Morton, Emmy Award winner for Scandal, fondly remembered for TV's Eureka and the acclaimed off-Broadway's Turn Me Loose. He joins Tony nominated Valisia LeKae (Motown the Musical) and previously announced performers, including Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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