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Holland America Line Reveals 15 Guest Competitors for 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Champions Cruise Departing Jan. 10, 2016Holland America Line Reveals 15 Guest Competitors for 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Champions Cruise Departing Jan. 10, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Winners representing each ship selected to compete for coveted Mirrorball Trophy (more...)

Doug Bryant Releases THE ENGEMONT BOYS: THE CIRCUSDoug Bryant Releases THE ENGEMONT BOYS: THE CIRCUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Author Doug Bryant was inspired by his granddaughter to create an interesting story about friends and their club. His second novel, 'The Edgemont Boys: The Circus' (published by Xlibris), is a fascinating journey into the past. (more...)

Travel Industry Leader, Ronald Fenska, Joins Fathom, the Pioneer in Social Impact Travel, as Vice President of SalesTravel Industry Leader, Ronald Fenska, Joins Fathom, the Pioneer in Social Impact Travel, as Vice President of Sales
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10 th and newest brand, has appointed Ron Fenska as the company's vice president of sales. In this role, Fenska will be responsible for leading the brand's overall sales strategies and initiatives, including managing and oversight of group travel, travel professionals, and emerging segments. He will also help to identify new markets and develop and implement offers and incentives. He will report directly to Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead for Carnival Corporation. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present CARNIVAL, 1/22-2/28Stage Door Theatre to Present CARNIVAL, 1/22-2/28
by Carol Kassie - Jan 5, 2016

 Acclaimed for its 'magic', 'simplicity', and 'compassion', Carnival blends music, comedy, and pathos into what has been referred to as 'America's Magical Musical'.  Carnival will open at Margate's Stage Door Theatre on January 22nd and run through February 28th.  (more...)

NYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Sets Casts, Programs for FebruaryNYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Sets Casts, Programs for February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

New York Festival of Song's contemporary song series NYFOS Next -- dubbed 'invaluable' by The New Yorker and The New York Times -- enters its sixth season and continues its new format: a three-concert February mini-festival in the intimate state-of-the-art recital hall at OPERA America's National Opera Center. The Thursday concerts take place February 4, 11, and 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/4/2016 - JRB & Shoshana, BROADWAY IS A DRAG & More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/4/2016 - JRB & Shoshana, BROADWAY IS A DRAG & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 4, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean take the stage in L.A., and BROADWAY IS A DRAG raises funds for BC/EFA at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

PHOTO: Anne Hathaway Beats Paparazzi to the Punch by Sharing First Baby Bump PicPHOTO: Anne Hathaway Beats Paparazzi to the Punch by Sharing First Baby Bump Pic
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Yesterday, the actress turned to Instagram to beat the paparazzi to the punch by posting her own photo of her growing baby bump (more...)

CREDITORS Set for Extended Run at PTECREDITORS Set for Extended Run at PTE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be remounting its 2014 production of August Strindberg's searing domestic drama Creditors in the celebrated translation by Scottish playwright David Grieg (Donmar Warehouse 2008; BAM 2010) for 10 performances (Jan 26 - Feb 10) playing in rotating repertory with Glyn Maxwell's The Gambler at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).  (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 ProgramSpoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announces the program for the 40th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 27 through June 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

Aesops Fable Musical Coming in Spring from Asheville Creative ArtsAesops Fable Musical Coming in Spring from Asheville Creative Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

Co-Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce the first main stage production of Asheville Creative Arts' fourth season, DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS UNTIL THEY CRY WOLF, a musical romp through Aesop's fables. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Broadway Vets Behind American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Broadway Vets Behind American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) has announced casting and musical numbers for their return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue). Performances begin Monday, December 21st and run through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Meet the company below! (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Releases Two Discs Just in Time for Holiday SeasonBuffalo Philharmonic Releases Two Discs Just in Time for Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Philharmonic's newest discs highlight two of the orchestra's most important endeavors: its outreach to children, and its commitment to advancing young classical guitarists. (more...)

Lowe Art Museum to Welcome Magnum Photographers for Lecture SeriesLowe Art Museum to Welcome Magnum Photographers for Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Lowe Art Museum will host A Conversation with Magnum Photographers: Carolyn Drake, Thomas Hoepker, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, and Alec Soth as part of The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. This lecture, which will take the form of a panel discussion with the five photographers, will take place at 7:00 pm in the University of Miami Shalala Student Center Ballroom. A book signing will follow, courtesy of Books & Books. Admission is $15 and tickets can be purchased online: http://rsvp.lowemuseum.org (more...)

ACT Announces Shows for December 2015-March 2016ACT Announces Shows for December 2015-March 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre announces the winter shows that will close out its 50th year and carry over into the debut season of Artistic Director John Langs. In December, ACT presents the 40th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol and the merry Ham for the Holidays: Who's Afraid of Virginia Ham? by Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt. Also in December, ACT celebrates the achievements of all the playwrights in the 2015 Young Playwrights Program and presents As You Like It, directed by ACT's Kenan Directing Fellow Wiley Basho Gorn. (more...)

Debaucherous CLUB SWIZZLE Comes to Adelaide Festival Centre from Dec 29Debaucherous CLUB SWIZZLE Comes to Adelaide Festival Centre from Dec 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

From the creators of the international award-winning hit La Soiree Adelaide Festival Centre presents the Adelaide premiere of their brand new show CLUB SWIZZLE at Adelaide Festival Centre from 29 December 2015. (more...)

Carol Lipnik Continues Residency at Pangea Through January 2016Carol Lipnik Continues Residency at Pangea Through January 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

CAROL LIPNIK -- the spellbinding, darkly-humorous singer and songwriter who blends folk music and art song with the classic nightclub tradition -- continues her acclaimed weekly residency after rave reviews. In addition, she recently earned two BroadwayWorld.com Award nominations for "Best Female Vocalist" and "Alt Cabaret Show." Performances are at Pangea (178 Second Avenue in New York) on Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM through January 31, 2016. The concert engagement is produced by TWEED TheaterWorks (Lypsinka), DAX MGMT (Weimar New York, Joey Arias) and Pangea. (more...)

Newly Relaunched Video Network LESSTHAN3 Names Top 15 Music Videos of 2015Newly Relaunched Video Network LESSTHAN3 Names Top 15 Music Videos of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Following their recent relaunch as an always-on music video network with state-of-the-art editorial integration, which was covered by Billboard, LESSTHAN3 has named their picks for the Top 15 Music Videos Of 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Talks Final Season on GMAVIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Talks Final Season on GMA
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

The cast of the hit series DOWNTON ABBEY appeared live in Times Square today with a sneak peek of what's to come in the final season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2015
by - Dec 7, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 5, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 5, 2015
by - Dec 5, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

English National Opera on Screen Coming to WHATEnglish National Opera on Screen Coming to WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

In response to a request for more opera, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater has added five broadcasts from English National Opera (ENO Screen) to its winter/spring calendar. ENO Screen's live cinema broadcasts are as distinctive as ENO's live work in the theatre, creating a unique cinematic experience for audiences across the globe. Multiple HD cameras provide unusual angles and close-up views of the action on stage and in the orchestra pit, giving a true cinematic experience for viewers. The five opera broadcasts at WHAT are: (more...)

Pilobolus, TAO, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts This MarchPilobolus, TAO, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts This March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Highlights for March 2016 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts include: Pilobolus, TAO, 46th Scottsdale Arts Festival, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, and Ana Gasteyer. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Mexico Reveals Full Artist Lineup3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Mexico Reveals Full Artist Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Insomniac, the company behind North America's largest dance music festival, has announced the names of more than 50 artists that will create the soundtrack to the third annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Mexico (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY to Celebrate Final Season on PBS with Float in 127th Rose ParadeDOWNTON ABBEY to Celebrate Final Season on PBS with Float in 127th Rose Parade
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Fans of the beloved critically acclaimed drama “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS will get a special treat on New Year's Day when a new float celebrating the show debuts in the 127th Rose Parade on January 1, 2016. (more...)

Princess Cruises Reunites THE LOVE BOAT Cast for 50th AnniversaryPrincess Cruises Reunites THE LOVE BOAT Cast for 50th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

It all began on this day 50 years ago with a cruise to Mexico on a single cruise ship, Princess Patricia. Today, Princess Cruises celebrated its 50th anniversary aboard Pacific Princess in the Port of Los Angeles with a special appearance by the original LOVE BOAT cast before setting sail on a throwback cruise, recreating the very first itinerary to the iconic Mexican Riviera. (more...)

French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) today announced programming for the inaugural Tilt Kids Festival. The new cultural festival for families will feature multidisciplinary international work paired with commissions from New York artists, including five premieres. Tilt Kids Festival runs from March 4 through April 3. Tickets will go on sale December 23 at www.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS 1903 Brings Back The Wonder Of The Golden Age Of MagicBWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS 1903 Brings Back The Wonder Of The Golden Age Of Magic
by Jade Kops - Dec 24, 2015

Capturing the grandeur of the early 20th Century with old world showmanship, THE ILLUSIONISTS 1903 transports the audience back to the days of Vaudeville and live stage magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce TheaterPhoto Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) from Monday, December 21st  through Sunday, January 3rd. Check out photos below! (more...)

AND THE BALL AND ALL to Return to Rivertown Theaters This WinterAND THE BALL AND ALL to Return to Rivertown Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Back by popular demand and Carnival spirit inspiration, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will bring back the popular, locally written AND THE BALL AND ALL for one weekend in January on the Main Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers MusicalBWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers Musical
by Tim Carney - Dec 23, 2015

A new Australian musical had its world premiere last night and Georgy Girl - The Seekers musical is a show that will do Australians and theatre in this country proud. Based on the life of the Seekers, the first Australian band to achieve overseas success, the jukebox musical weaves timeless classics into a clever book to tell a truly remarkable story. While there may be some fine-tuning to be done on the script it's a minor quibble in an overwhelmingly positive success story. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Worsham Talks Sky Pony, Dog Days and Makes an Exciting Announcement!BWW Interview: Lauren Worsham Talks Sky Pony, Dog Days and Makes an Exciting Announcement!
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 23, 2015

Tony nominee Lauren Worsham spoke with BroadwayWorld about her new Sky Pony album and upcoming role in Dog Days. Worsham also makes a special announcement about what is in store for her next year! (more...)

What Should the Next Live TV Musical Be? BWW Readers Vote A CHORUS LINE, WICKED, and More!What Should the Next Live TV Musical Be? BWW Readers Vote A CHORUS LINE, WICKED, and More!
by Sally Henry - Dec 22, 2015

NBC's broadcasts of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (2013), PETER PAN (2014), and THE WIZ (2015) showed us that everyone and their GBF has a strong opinion about every aspect of these broadcasts. In light of this heated debate, we decided to get everyone's opinions out there by asking the BroadwayWorld readers to share which shows they think should be broadcast live next. (more...)

2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Awards with Honoree Bill Irwin to be Held in January2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Awards with Honoree Bill Irwin to be Held in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

To honor and spotlight the distinguished achievements in the American circus arts, Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus at the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016 at 8pm. Part ceremony, part performance, the Celebration of American Circus will honor four artists and/or organizations that have been prominent in the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts across the nation, and will feature Emcee Thom Wall, with performances from a variety of breath-taking acts.  Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.circusnow.org/CELEBRATE2016. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Celebrates Opening Night!Exclusive Photo Coverage: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 22, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), playing through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Directed by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's program includes theatre dances from 'Broadway and Beyond' with live music provided by musical director Eugene Gwozdz. This return to The Joyce follows last year's sold out performances and promises once again, to rekindle old memories for theater dance enthusiasts and spark the imagination of audiences not yet familiar with these masterpieces. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

NYC Ballet and Broadway Star Georgina Pazcoguin Among Lineup for ADM21 Showcase, Starting Tonight at the Joyce TheaterNYC Ballet and Broadway Star Georgina Pazcoguin Among Lineup for ADM21 Showcase, Starting Tonight at the Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

New York City Ballet's Georgina Pazcoguin joins American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at a special guest artist during their return to the Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue), tonight, December 21, 2015 - January 3. 2016. (more...)

DVJ KING ARTHUR Releases New Album REACTORDVJ KING ARTHUR Releases New Album REACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

From his home base of Puerto Rico, self manufactured EDM robot DVJ KING ARTHUR is progressively taking the universe by storm. Starting with a dream of becoming an astronaut, he became a mechanical engineer and ultimately used his expertise to create his signature robotic DJ suits and spaceship booths. (more...)

BWW Review: SANTA'S MAGICAL KINGDOMBWW Review: SANTA'S MAGICAL KINGDOM
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 18, 2015

Although any promise of Saint Nicholas, superb circus and carnival fun should be an easy sell to all families looking for a high-volume way to get their Christmas cheer happening this festive season, the promise of new Star Wars and end-of-year school reports can cause many a parent trepidation in the face of a large-scale Christmas event. (more...)

The San Francisco Early Music Society to Welcome Back Quicksilver in JanuaryThe San Francisco Early Music Society to Welcome Back Quicksilver in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The San Francisco Early Music Society has announced the return engagement of Quicksilver, 'revered like rock stars within the early music scene' (The New York Times). Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, the ensemble will perform a program titled The (very) First Viennese School, featuring music from the courts of Holy Roman Emperors Matthias to Leopold I: works by Valentini, Bertali, Buonamente, Pandolfi, Kerll, Legrenzi, Fux, Muffat and Schmelzer. Quicksilver performs at 8:00 pm Friday, January 29at First Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto; at 7:30 pm Saturday, January 30 at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley; and at 4:00 pm Sunday, January 31 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in San Francisco. Individual tickets from $34 to $40 as well as three-concert subscription packages are available for purchase online at SFEMS.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Studio with American Dance Machine for The 21st Century!Photo Coverage: In the Studio with American Dance Machine for The 21st Century!
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), staring Monday, December 21 through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Directed by Tony Award® winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's program will include theatre dances from 'Broadway and Beyond' with live music provided by musical directorEugene Gwozdz. This return to The Joyce follows last year's sold out performances and promises once again, to rekindle old memories for theater dance enthusiasts and spark the imagination of audiences not yet familiar with these masterpieces. Check out a special preview of the show below! (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve ConcertNathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Scoop: FROSTY RETURNS on CBS - Friday, December 18, 2015Scoop: FROSTY RETURNS on CBS - Friday, December 18, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 15, 2015

Get all the scoop on FROSTY RETURNS, airing on CBS on Friday, December 18, 2015! (more...)

Mobify Introduces Safari Desktop Push Notifications Mobify Introduces Safari Desktop Push Notifications
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

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The Public to Present Musical Adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT This SummerThe Public to Present Musical Adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off its summer program with a musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, created by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub. (more...)

Shinedown Announce Upcoming 2016 Tour DatesShinedown Announce Upcoming 2016 Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Atlantic recording artist Shinedown has announced plans for an upcoming US tour, the multi-platinum certified rock band's first major trek of 2016. (more...)

HISTORY'S PLANET H Launches New Game 'Porta-Pilots' Free on Multiple PlatformsHISTORY'S PLANET H Launches New Game 'Porta-Pilots' Free on Multiple Platforms
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

HISTORY's® Planet H, the brand extension created for kids ages 7-11 to explore historical topics and eras through play, is launching a brand-new game today – Porta-Pilots: Plunging Through Time (more...)

Scoop: FROSTY RETURNS on CBS - Friday, December 18, 2015Scoop: FROSTY RETURNS on CBS - Friday, December 18, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on FROSTY RETURNS, airing on CBS on Friday, December 18, 2015! (more...)

New York City Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin to Join ADM21 for Shows at Joyce TheaterNew York City Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin to Join ADM21 for Shows at Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

New York City Ballet's Georgina Pazcoguin will join American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at a special guest artist during their return to the Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue), December 21, 2015 - January 3. 2016. Known for her wide range of dramatic and dynamic roles as a soloist at NYCB, including Anita in Jerome Robbins' West Side Story Suite, Pazcoguin will perform in all of the evening shows, in which she will be featured in the Chita Rivera role in Jack Cole's 'Beale Street Blues,' Victoria's solo from Cats, and Jerome Robbins' 'Mr. Monotony.' (more...)

Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12/16Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Oakland, CA, December 10, 2015—Music Director Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony continue their annual exploration of world orchestral music traditions this season with Notes from Vietnam, Friday, February 12, 2016, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre. Featured will be Emmy Award-winning composer performer Vân-Ánh Võ, who will give the world premiere of her Lullaby for a Country, performing on the ?àn tranh (Vietnamese zither), ?àn B?u (monochord), and vocals. In addition, TV and Broadway star and filmmaker Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Modern Family) will narrate Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Completing the program will be Dvo?ák's Carnival Overture. The Symphony's Notes from . . . series has become a popular mainstay of the Bay Area music scene and annually explores symphonic music both new and traditional from cultures that may be less well known to audiences. Past Notes from . . . programs have focused on music from Mexico, Persia, the Philippines, China and the Middle East, among others. Free lobby entertainment, no-host drinks and pre-concert talk begin at 7 pm. And the concert is sponsored in part by California Waste Solutions. Tickets are priced $20-$75 and may be purchased at www.OaklandSymphony.org. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production will run February 27-May 8, 2016. (more...)

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