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Encores! Off-Center Season to Feature ASSASSINS, REALLY ROSIE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

City Center has just announced that this year's Encores! Off-Center season will include staged concert revivals of Assassins, The Bubbly Black Girls Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and Really Roise.  (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis Pays Tribute to August Wilson in Moving Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Last night, Viola Davis picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for FENCES. Watch her moving acceptance speech below! (more...)

VIDEO: Final Trailer for KONG: SKULL ISLAND + VR Experience Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Below, check out the final trailer for KONG: SKULL ISLAND, hitting theaters on Friday, March 10th. Before that, enter the world of Skull Island and experience a face-to-face encounter with the King. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME on ABC - Sunday, March 19, 2017
by - Feb 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN CRIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 19, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Damrau and Camarena Radiate Star Power in the Met's PURITANI
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 27, 2017

The last time soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena appeared together at the Met, they reinvented the deadly Mary Zimmerman production of Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA and made it into something wonderful. This time around, while the duo tried their hardest, they still couldn't quite bring the company's elderly production of IL PURITANI (also by Bellini) back to life, although they came pretty close, using all the considerable star-power they could muster. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Offends and Entertains Masterfully
by Dylan Shaffer - Feb 27, 2017

With shirts clean and pressed, and haircuts precise, the cast of The Book of Mormon tapped back into my heart as they did when the tour stopped in Pittsburgh four years ago. Since then, much has changed, both with the cast and with the societal conscience, but one thing remains the same: the show is hysterical and offensive in every way. (more...)

Design Team Set for Chicago Premiere of THE SCULLERY MAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company announces design team for the Chicago premiere of The Scullery Maid written by playwright Joseph Zettelmaier. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 27- March 5 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 27, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 27- March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble Hits a Hole-in-One with RADIO GOLF
by Roy Berko - Feb 27, 2017

August Wilson is considered not only one of the greatest of African American playwrights, but of all theatrical writers. His themes of self-identity, racism, loyalty, religion, deception, love, gentrification and historical verification form the centerpiece of his well-received 'Century Cycle' about black life in Pittsburgh. (more...)

Pittsburgh's transformation from industrial to sustainable propels surge in green innovation and collaboration across sectors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017


THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays comprising the 2017/2018 subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater and one very special event. Included are works by William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, and Peter Shaffer, as well as two hot new Broadway plays in a season exemplifying the company's range as a producing organization. (more...)

Landmark on Main Street to Present Mavis Staples in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Landmark on Main Street is honored to present Mavis Staples in concert at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Tickets go on sale to Friends of Landmark Tuesday, February 28 and to the general public on Friday, March 3. (more...)

Oscar-Nominated Film FENCES Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack 3/14
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Academy Award® winner* Denzel Washington directs and stars in the powerful and moving drama FENCES, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 14, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Advertising Guru Valerie Graves Writes Powerful Memoir on Her Rise from Teen Mom to Advertising Legend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Ad agency guru Valerie Graves knows how “pressure makes diamonds.”  In her  memoir “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman that I Pretended to Be,” she  shows the reader every step of her journey from  her  teen mother experience  in the projects of Pontiac, Michigan during the Motown-era  to becoming a glass ceiling smashing executive in the  ad agency suites of Madison Avenue. (more...)

23rd Annual 'Skate with the Greats' Event Raises More Than $800,000 for Ronald McDonald House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, February 24, New York Rangers' Hall of Fame Hockey legends took the ice for the 23 rd annual 'Skate with the Greats' event at Rockefeller Center. The highly attended, celebrity-studded event was held in support of the Ronald McDonald House of New York, which provides a refuge for families and children who are battling pediatric cancer. Employees from the Ronald McDonald House, families the House supports and star-struck NHL fans had the opportunity to skate alongside celebrated NHL players and alumni, in support of the House's mission. (more...)

Kneehigh To Stage New Version Of Gunter Grass' THE TIN DRUM In Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Kneehigh's Artistic Director and Founder Mike Shepherd announces an exceptional season of revivals and world premieres for 2017.  In keeping with the company's indefatigable spirit, the season will be a heady and eclectic mix of vibrant and subversive visions, asKing vital questions about who we are and how we live today.   (more...)

John O'Hurley to Bring A MAN WITH STANDARDS to Cafe Carlyle This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Award-winning actor/singer John O'Hurley makes his Cafe Carlyle debut, March 28 - April 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Plane Has Landed! First Look at Jenn Colella and More in COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The new Broadway musical Come From Away is currently in previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Soho Theatre's Upcoming Season Offers Hope for Young Hearts and Old Souls
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

As the world tries to adjust to its new order and the new reality of post-fake-truth-news politics, Soho Theatre's spring and summer programme offers some hope for young hearts and old souls. The seasons include the premiere of the 2015 Verity Bargate Award winning Roller Diner - a savage-sweet rock'n'roll tragicomedy by first time playwright Stephen Jackson, and Touch - the fourth exciting new collaboration between Soho Theatre and DryWrite.  (more...)

Soundgarden Announce North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

One of the most influential bands in rock music, Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum band Soundgarden, today announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3rd in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre. (more...)

Malcolm John Baker Launches REVENGE IS MINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Malcolm John Baker recognizes how easy it is for terrorists to enter the U.S. 'Revenge Is Mine' (published by Xlibris UK) illustrates the current affairs of the U.S. and the issues pertaining to the entry into the country, inspired by Baker's personal cruise travel experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicKing night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

Something Wicked This Way Comes to Park Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Andy Boss Stage with a new adaptation of Macbeth, adapted and directed by Jef Hall-Flavin. Following the recent success of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet, the timeless tragedy of palace intrigue and power grabs continues Park Square's new tradition of reinventing Shakespeare's canon for modern audiences. (more...)

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs OSCARS 'In Memoriam' Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

WAITRESS composer and soon-to-be star Sara Bareilles performed 'Both Sides Now' for the 'In Memoriam' segment of tonight's THE ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

FENCES' Viola Davis Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Viola Davis has won the Academy Award for Best supporting Actress for FENCES. The actress reprised her Tony Award winning performance as Rose in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's drama. (more...)

Ashley Monique Menard & Jessica Stark Aim for Next Best Thing to Adele with HELLO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Did you miss Adele's sold-out Madison Square Garden shows? Rock-pop quintet The Evergreen Experience aims to give you the next best. The group is known for their tight harmonies and musical mashups. Their tribute show will hit upon every emotion you could want from Adele's music -- whether you're aching ('Someone Like You'), angry ('Rolling in the Deep') or feeling sassy ('Rumor Has It'). (more...)

by Marakay Rogers - Feb 25, 2017

Some great voices and colorful costumes spark up the Webber-Rice classic (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS - Season Premiere on THE CW - Friday, March 17, 2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS - Season Premiere, airing on THE CW on Friday, March 17, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, March 17, 2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN , airing on THE CW on Friday, March 17, 2017! (more...)

Grammy Nominated Band Ambrosia to Play Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Los Angeles-born musicians have been nominated for five Grammy awards, have had five Hit Singles, Heavy FM Airplay and the admiration of the musical community. Featuring songs 'The Biggest Part of Me,' 'How Much I Feel,' 'Holdin' On To Yesterday,' among many more! With sold out concerts around the world, you won't want to miss this show at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman! (more...)

WeSoHapa Talks Being American and Multi-Racial in AMERICAN OTHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

For one night only, some of the most dynamic and diverse faces in American theatre will join WeSoHapa for an evening of song and spoken word questioning the nature of what it means to be American and Multi-racial. (more...)

Broadway San Jose Announces 2017–18 Season, including the RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today the six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-18 season -- Broadway's under the sea spectacular DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID (September 26-October 1, 2017), the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE King MUSICAL (November 13-19, 2017), Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (January 23-28, 2018), Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE King AND I (February 20-25, 2018), Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, LOVE NEVER DIES (March 13-18, 2018), and the breathtaKing smash-hit musical FINDING NEVERLAND (April 17-22, 2018). The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS (June 5-10, 2018) returns to San Jose by popular demand as a special season add-on.  (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Announce New Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce their 2017-2018 15th anniversary season of 'Truth & Clarity.'  The season of award winning plays and Atlanta premieres, opens in September 2017 with the Regional Premiere of the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me featuring music by Tupac Shakur, written by Todd Kriedler, and directed by Kenny Leon. In February 2018, True Colors will produce the Tony Award winning drama King Hedley II by August Wilson directed by Jamil Jude. The season will close in July with the Southeastern premiere of the critically acclaimed play Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by Kenny Leon.  (more...)

Special Free Screening of Carlisle Floyd and Hal Prince's: WILLIE STARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 WEST 52ND ST., NYC) will screen the complete 1981 PBS Great Performances telecast of WILLIE STARK starring Timothy Nolen on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 3:30 pm. (more...)

Latin Jazz Sunday and More Coming Up at Blue Note Napa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Blue Note Napa has announced its lineup for tonight, February 24, through March 5, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Yellowjackets, Tommy Igoe Band and More Set for Blue Note Napa This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Blue Note Napa has announced its March 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Present Disney's THE LION KING, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc., in residence at CCBC Essex, opens its spring season with Disney's The Lion King, Jr. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces JFK Centennial Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced a weeklong celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, the late President John F. Kennedy-whose 100th birthday would have been May 29, 2017. The Center kicked off its Centennial celebration last May, and by the end of 2017, will have presented a suite of more than 50 distinct programs inspired by five ideals often ascribed to President Kennedy: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude. Special performances fromMay 23-29, 2017 span theater programs, dance, music, and the return of the Center's popular Open House, which all memorialize the life and legacy of America's 35th President. Highlights include performances by DJ Spooky, Yo-Yo Ma with the National Symphony Orchestra, the world premieres of Kennedy Center commissions by composer Mason Bates and Company E, and special Open House performances by Bandaloop, Flexn, and others. Additional programs through 2017 will be announced at a future date. (more...)

ONE FUNNY MOTHER: Hilarious Off Broadway Solo Comedy at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Comedian/writer, former Miss New Jersey and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard stars in "One Funny Mother" from March 2 through March 12, 2017 at Bucks County Playhouse as part of their Visiting Artists Series. Her hilarious solo comedy show focuses on the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. "One Funny Mother" is an Off Broadway hit currently touring the United States that was recently named "Best One Woman Show" at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. (more...)

Resonance Works Presents a Celebration of Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RESONANCE WORKS presents Side by Side by Sondheim on Saturday March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday March 5 at 3:00 p.m. in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom congregation in Shadyside. The evening is a celebration of the wit and genius of musical theater's most influential artist of the last half-century - Stephen Sondheim. This Tony-nominated revue features music from his early work including selections from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures, plus his collaborations with musical legends Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017


Photo Flash: DeSoto Family Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

DeSoto Family Theatre presents Disney's smash-hit musical, The Little Mermaid. This production runs through March 5 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi - just a 20 minute drive from Memphis, Tennessee! (more...)

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Will Become an 'EGOT Performer' on Sunday's OSCARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

When WAITRESS composer and soon-to-be star Sara Bareilles sings during the "In Memoriam" segment on the Academy Awards this Sunday night, she will have the distinction of becoming an "EGOT performer" - someone who has performed on the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards ceremonies. (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the third show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season. Natalie Douglas performs the songs of Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more in 'The Nat Pack' on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (more...)

DIVERSITY RISING: A CONCERT to Bring Local Performers Together at The Paper Box
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Voices of local actors and musicians will come together to celebrate their talents at Diversity Rising: A Concert. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Wessel Proves 'Any Dream Will Do' in 'JOSEPH' at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

With a crash of drums and a flash of light, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat takes the stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in February. The Bible-based Broadway sensation was nominated for seven Tony Awards and is live on stage through March 26 at Beef & Boards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The TEAM to Bring ROOSEVELVIS (RE-MX'D) to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

A special highlight of Mx'd Messages, New York Live Arts' 2017 Live Ideas festival, is the performance by theater ensemble The TEAM of RoosevElvis (Re-MX'D), a concert-style re-imagining of The Team's acclaimed production specially created for Live Ideas 2017. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost now through March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Set in the Roaring Twenties, Love's Labour's Lost will play in repertory with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (now through March 26, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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