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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Performing Arts Center Announce The Return Of Harry Potter Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter franchise. On Saturday, October 28, at 2 pm, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams' unforgettable score from HarryPotter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the film plays in high-definition on a giant screen. (more...)

NBC Wins Six of Seven Nights in Adults 18-49, Takes the Week in Every Key Ratings Measure
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

NBC has dominated the primetime ratings week of Feb. 27-March 5, winning the week in every key measure and taking six of seven nights in the key demographic of adults 18-49, according to ¬ďlive plus same day¬Ē viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Linda Speir Leads DADDY'S DYIN' Cast at The Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 6, 2017

Veteran Nashville actress Linda Speir will make her Larry Keeton Theatre debut as the matriarch in Del Shores' Daddy's Dyin'¬ÖWho's Got the Will, the next production on the stage of the Donelson theater, running April 20-May 6. (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS, OXY & THE MORONS and More Set for Autumn 2017 at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September. (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

Tom Gleadow and Brandon Whitehead to Star in INHERIT THE WIND at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's Tony Award-winning play, Inherit the Wind, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 29 - April 16. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild to Close 30th Season with 'BACK TO METHUSELAH'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild will celebrate the end of its 30th Anniversary Season with Back To Methuselah: As Far As Thought Can Reach, the final episode in its multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's visionary cycle of plays about humanity's destiny. (more...)

Asia Society Texas Center To Hold Panel On Race And Representation In Houston Grand Opera, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Asia Society Texas Center will host Representation and 21 st Century Responsibilities in the Performing Arts, a free panel discussion and public forum in collaboration with Houston Grand Opera (HGO) on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More Set for The Wick Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Wick Theatre recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. (more...)

April Showers Will Bring Improv Power To Light Up Bangor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present an All-Star Improv Cabaret, one night only, Sunday, April 2, at 7:00 pm, at the historic Bangor Opera House. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017/18 Lineup for T2 SEASON 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced TheatreSquared Season 12, a year-long lineup of world and regional premieres and acclaimed new plays. Season packages are on sale today, with six-play packages starting at $89, by phone at (479) 571-2785 or online at theatre2.org/subscribe. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley,directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The Nether features Ensemble Members Guy Van Swearingen and Doug Vickers with Maya Hlava, Ashley Neal and Steve Schine. The production runs January 26 - March 12, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.  (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...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

KIMBERLY AKIMBO Opens Season 2017 at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present David Lindsay-Abaire's hilarious and heartrending play, KIMBERLY AKIMBO,Feb. 10-Mar. 19 on its Main Stage at the Center, 125. So. 7th St. on the corner of Main St. and 7th in historic downtown Santa Paula.  Tickets are $24.00 for adults, Seniors/Students $22.00, Children $18.00. Reservations may be made online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling our Box Office at 805.525.4645. (more...)

Penfold and Austin Scottish Rite Give Austin Twist to Homer's Epic War Story, AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Penfold Theatre Co. and Austin Scottish Rite Theater present An Iliad at Austin Scottish Rite Theater February 16-26. (more...)

SIX CORNERS, BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER, BUDDY and More on Tap for American Blues Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2017 - 2018 Season, 'The Beat Goes On.' (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere Of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, 3/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of Some Light Emerges, a chamber opera created by the acclaimed team of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Ballroom at Bayou Place. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announces its 2017 lineup after completing an immensely successful 2016 season that was repeatedly featured in "Top Ten Productions of 2016" listings, such as The Star-Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, and NJ Arts. The 2017 season promises to be a thrilling one, featuring beloved classics, as well as an epic new work. The Theatre is especially proud to be the first theatre in the Northeast to present Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall, the new play based on the Academy Award-winning film by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard with music by Paddy Cunneen. The new stage adaptation is one of five plays to appear on STNJ's Main Stage in 2017 and will be accompanied with works by Moliere, Shakespeare and Joe Orton.  (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Grand Rapids Pops Announces 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Grand Rapids Pops will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert with three performances Jan. 27-28 in DeVos Performance Hall as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature the Grand Rapids Symphony performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (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...)

Theatre Nova to Stage POPCORN FALLS by James Hindman This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre NOVA, an Ann Arbor nonprofit company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, presents the brand new 'Popcorn Falls' by James Hindman. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's 2017¬Ė18 Season Features Long-Awaited Return of Strauss's Elektra and Bellini's Norma
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the popular family musical comedy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST's 2nd season in its new space, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST's high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera presents DAS BARBECU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Das Barbecu, a fast-paced and raucous retelling of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 23at Jackson Street BBQ, and April 30 at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. Five actors play over 30 roles in this comic take on opera's most spectacular saga, complete with mismatched lovers, a double shotgun wedding, and family feuds, all wrapped up in a Texas-sized heap of Wild West fun. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Ticket prices include a BBQ feast and drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

CELEBRATING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER to Benefit Live Music Initiative at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, a benefit concert to support OSTC's Live Music Initiative, for one performance only on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Welcomes 2017-18 Playwrights Collective
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company has announced the playwrights who will be in residence during 2017 and 2018 with its Playwrights Collective, the company's new-play incubator. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Season 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2017-2018 Season. Featuring a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, two Shakespearean epics, a madcap riff on a literary classic, critically acclaimed new works, an adaptation of a cinematic treasure, and stories ripped from the pages of today's most popular children's books, the nationally renowned Theater's 29th Season offers something for every audience in Central Florida and beyond. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two added performances of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. Additional performances are scheduled for March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

MOVIES THAT REAWAKEN WONDER Series Comes to United Palace
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

United Palace, the former Loew's 175th Street Theatre which opened in 1930, kicks off a year-long classic movie series celebrating the building's past as a "Wonder Theatre" and its state-of-the-art cinematic return with a DCP projector donated by Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, and new audio equipment. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces FILMS IN CONCERT As Part Of 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Building upon the audience excitement for film screenings  coupled with live orchestra playing the soundtrack, the Utah Symphony proudly announced the creation of a Films in Concert series on its 2017-18 season featuring four orchestra presentations paired with motion pictures on the big screen at Abravanel Hall. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces Lead Performers in Giuseppe Verdi's RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Palm Beach Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto for one weekend only, March 10-12, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Music Director Christoph Eschenbach Returns to Houston Symphony for Concert, 3/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Former Houston Symphony Music Director Christoph Eschenbach returns to Houston to conduct a spiritually-uplifting program of works by Austrian composer Anton Bruckner at8 p.m. March 3-4, and 2:30 p.m. March 5. (more...)

Joy Xiaomin Su Pens TRUTH VS ILLUSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Joy Xiaomin Su's new self-help book, 'Truth vs Illusion: What is life about?' (published by Balboa Press), offers an explanation of the human mind and thought, and methods of achieving liberation and enlightenment. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents Regional Premiere of WHEN WE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) travels back to the 1970s with When We Were Young and Unafraid, an intriguing drama by Sarah Treem, one of the writers behind Netflix's House of Cards and co-creator of Showtime's award-winning drama The Affair. In this moving piece, a new arrival's influence forces the residents of an underground women's shelter to confront their own secrets. This powerful drama explores the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities. Playing February 21-March 12, 2017. Directed by Drew Fracher. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Deer Valley Music Festival 2017 Lineup, Includes Leslie Odom Jr. And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its lineup for the 2017 Deer Valley¬ģ¬†Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the five-week, 16-concert music festival, which begins on¬†July 1, 2017¬†and runs through August 5, 2017. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

BWW Feature: 2016 Louisville BroadwayWorld Awards at Vault 1031
by Keith Waits - Feb 10, 2017

For the 3rd year, Arts-Louisville.com and Vault 1031 presented the Arts-Louisville.com/Broadway World Theatre Awards honoring excellence in local theatre. In a ceremony attended by over 100 people, competitive awards in 4 divisions were given out to local theatre companies and individual theatre artists after a public vote administered through the Broadway World website. The period of qualification for these categories was November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio On 3 Announces Its 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre has announced the 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season. This 80-seat theatre gives audiences an intimate setting to experience amazing music, mysteries and stories that make audience's hearts sing! The Independence Studio on 3 showcases Philadelphia's remarkable theatrical talent and is the city's premier space for theatre that's up-close and personal. (more...)

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