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Peak Performances Devotes 2017-18 Season to Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. The season as a whole, and the nine premieres that comprise it, make a timely contribution to national and international conversations about women's agency. All performances will take place in the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of ABC's DIRTY DANCING Having the Time of Their Lives
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

DIRTY DANCING, the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event on ABC. The network will premiere the film on Wednesday, May 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Check out photos of the cast having the time of their lives below! (more...)

The Bay Area Premiere of THE ROOMMATE Opens 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continue their fourteenth season of transformation with The Roommate, a bold new play by one of the most dynamic and highly acclaimed emerging playwrights on the scene today, Jen Silverman. (more...)

Stars Come Out in Force to Celebrate Clapperboard's 11th Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Personalities from stage and screen attended Tuesday night's prestigious Clapperboard Awards Ceremony which celebrates the achievements of young creative talent from across Merseyside. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Studio Drama School 2017 Rep Season Opens with 3 Intriguing Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Week 2 of the Actors Studio Drama School Rep Season opens with Trifles, Lady of Fadima and Wide Awake Hearts. Scroll down for a first look at the actors onstage! (more...)

Sarah Hyland Shares First Look as 'Lisa Houseman' for ABC's DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

DIRTY DANCING, the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event on ABC. The network will premiere the film on Wednesday, May 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Sarah Hyland just took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of herself as 'Lisa Houseman' - check it out below! (more...)

Montclair State University's PEAK PERFORMANCES 2017-18 Season Dedicated Only To Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Tim Minchin to Create 'Magical Picture Book' Based on Hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL Tune
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 5, 2017

Scholastic announced a global deal today for a new magical picture book inspired by Tim Minchin's hit song 'When I Grow Up' from the acclaimed award-winning show MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The book will be illustrated by internationally published award-winning author and illustrator Steve Antony (more...)

'LADY DAY', BABETTE'S FEAST, ALL NIGHT STRUT! and More Set for Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Portland Stage has announced its 2017-18 Mainstage Season! (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make Bass Hall Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL June 13-18 at Bass Performance Hall, as part of the 2016-2017 Broadway at the Bass season. (more...)

Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. (more...)

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Presents 'Magnetic Fields' Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, which will be on view at Kemper Museum June 8 through September 17, 2017, and will then travel to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Magnetic Fields is the first U.S. presentation dedicated exclusively to the formal and historical dialogue of abstraction by women artists of color. The exhibition has also garnered major support and merit through the reception of prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The exhibition is organized by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, and co-curated by Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum, and Melissa Messina, independent curator and curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

Rock Musical BAGHDADDY to Open Next Week at St. Luke's
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! The well reviewed, NY Times Critic's  Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet  and A.D. Penedo has returned to NYC and will open on Monday, May 1, 2017, for an initial run thrugh June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street).  (more...)

Beth Kirkpatrick Joins 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Beth Kirkpatrick has joined Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood. (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW TV: BAGHDADDY's Ethan Slater Sings in the Kitchen with Brandon Espinoza & Claire Neuman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2017

Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo returned to NYC beginning April 6 for an opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). Ensemble member Ethan Slater, who will star in The SpongeBob Musical on Broadway, took a moment to sing in the kitchen with co-stars Brandon Espinoza and Claire Neuman. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: ABIGAIL'S PARTY, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 25, 2017

Mike Leigh wrote his most famous play, Abigail's Party, 40 years ago, as a reaction to the boom in consumerism after the war and as a general commentary at the absurdism of class aspiration. Set in a suburban 70s house, Beverly and her staid estate agent husband Laurence are hosting that most potentially awkward of scenarios; a drinks party with the neighbours. Nurse Angela and brooding Tony join socially self conscious Sue, whose daughter Abigail is having her own party down the road. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Utah Symphony embarks upon a 1,200-mile tour of Utah from August 29 to September 2, 2017, connecting with rural communities through free outdoor performances and educational activities that pay homage to the state's landscape and the country's Native American heritage. Supported by Signature Sponsor the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, this “Great American Road Trip” tour comprises three full orchestra concerts and two chamber performances at state parks and national monuments. Maestro Fischer conducts symphonic works that complement the natural beauty of Utah, as well as music by Native American composer Brent Michael Davids, who performs in his own work as a wood flute soloist. The tour's educational outreach includes in-school assemblies and pre-concert interactive presentations revolving around the role of wind in music making and the region's natural sciences, while post-concert “star parties,” hosted by local astronomy groups and park rangers, allow visitors to experience and learn about Utah's night sky. Utah Symphony's “Great American Road Trip” tour builds on the successes of the orchestra's 2014 Mighty 5® Tour and its collaboration with KUED on the 2015 Emmy Award-winning documentary National Park Symphony. (more...)


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Abigail Shapiro Signs on for 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Abigail Shapiro has signed on for Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood! (more...)

VIDEO: Meet Baby and Johnny in Just-Released Promo for ABC's DIRTY DANCING
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.  (more...)

HYSTERIA by Terry Johnson Comes to Greenwich Theatre this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

London Class Theatre, the touring company behind recent acclaimed productions of Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Beckett's Waiting For Godot, is back at Greenwich Theatre from April 27-29 with the comic version of Sigmund Freud's meeting for tea with Salvador Dali in Hampstead in 1938. (more...)

Philadelphia Performers Celebrate Broadway in Manayunk
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Some of Philadelphia's biggest musical theater stars are teaming up for a one-night only salute to the Great White Way. The Summer Club Salutes Broadway will feature a 17-piece live big band performing hits from Jersey Boys, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, and more at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center (7 Lock Street, Philadelphia) at 8PM on May 1. (more...)

Heritage High School's LES MISERABLES Tops 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

ArtsBridge Foundation, producer of the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, announces the 2017 Shuler Awards winners. (more...)

Scoop: LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 4/21 - 4/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 4/21 - 4/28, airing on NBC (more...)

Idle Discourse Presents THE CHAINSAW MANICURE at the Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Quirky comedy The Chainsaw Manicure by Thomas Kett will play at the Tabard Theatre for a limited 3 week run in its first London revival. (more...)

Annie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Do This, a new play by Karen Siff Exkorn (bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook) and starring Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park, The Layover, 'Law and Order') will be performed at an invitation only developmental reading on Thursday, April 27th at 3pm at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street). (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

Circus Meets Street in SOHO, Coming to The Peacock This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of SOHO - a thrill ride of circus, street and theatre performance, re-creating the exciting, edgy and voyeuristic world of London's Soho - created by rock'n'roll global power house Stufish, opens at West End's THE PEACOCK from Saturday 6 - Saturday 20 May 2017. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The LIVINGroom's May Performances at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the second installment of its 2017 solo performance season at Stage 773. Performers Anu Bhatt, David Gordezky, Maddy Low, Nick McDowell & Tatsue Sera, and Jerome Riley take the Cabaret Theater stage in Stage 773 on Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21 in The LIVINGroom's Lobster Show, directed by LIVINGroom ensemble member Abigail Phelps. The evening's emcee is Kasey Foster. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for New Adaptation of DIRTY DANCING, ft. All-Star Cast
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING (more...)

A Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Bluegrass Superstars Béla Fleck and Chris Thile Together for One Night Only at the Southern 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Premiere banjo player Bela Fleck joins musical forces with mandolinist, composer, and vocalist Chris Thile in this one-night-only Columbus performance. Celebrated for their refreshing approaches to bluegrass, jazz, pop, and classical music, these multi-Grammy Award®-winning musicians use their technical mastery to enter uncharted musical territory, taking bluegrass to astounding new heights. (more...)

CBS's FACE THE NATION is America's No. 1 Public Affairs Program on 4/16
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

CBS News' FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program with 3.35 million viewers on Sunday, April 16, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 80.6% of the CBS affiliates. (more...)

Camp Broadway Kids to Return to New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Camp Broadway Kids, a musical theatre ensemble comprised of 60 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, will be featured at The New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER—A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Comes to Broward Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL are on sale now. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

City Theatre Publishes First-Ever Young Playwrights Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

City Theatre has announced the publication of the first ever EQT Young Playwrights Festival Anthology, featuring six one acts by vibrant young voices. (more...)

Deb Filler to Bring I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (in English) to New York City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The internationally-renowned comic performer, musician and writer Deb Filler returns to New York with her new one-woman show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), heading to Metropolitan Room for its US premiere for one night only - from THURSDAY May 4! (more...)

Ken Davenport's Your Broadway Genius Celebrates 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Your Broadway Genius, the boutique group sales ticketing agency owned and operated by Broadway Producer Ken Davenport, celebrates 10 years in business today, April 13th, 2017. (more...)

Stars of WICKED, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More to Lead PETER, DARLING Musical Readings in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Prior to its world premiere at Casa Mañana Theatre next February, Peter, Darling: The New Peter Pan Musical will have two industry presentations in Manhattan next month. (more...)

Grippo Stage Company presents Revival of THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Grippo Stage Company is pleased to present a revival of the touching and humorous play THE GOD OF ISAAC, playwright James Sherman's semi-autobiographical account of a young American Jew searching for his Jewish identity in the wake of the threatened neo-Nazi march in the Chicago suburb of Skokie in 1977. The new production is helmed by Dennis Za?ek, who directed the play's world premiere at Victory Gardens Theater in 1985, the beginning of a decades-long collaboration between Sherman and Za?ek. THE GOD OF ISAAC will play July 8 – August 27, 2017 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. (more...)

Original 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theater and music lovers alike are eagerly awaiting Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles (ALZGLA) 5th annual An Unforgettable Evening on May 7. The event will feature an intimate performance by Broadway Legend, Jennifer Holliday. Best known as the original Dreamgirl, Holliday is also known for show-stopping performances in Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God, Chicago, Grease, and The Color Purple. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017-2018 Season celebrates the theatre's 40^th Anniversary with a mix of world and regional premieres, fan favorites and stories that reflect Houston's vibrant, diverse community. The season features 3 world and 4 regional premieres, collaborations with New York's One Year Lease Theater Company and Houston's Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Stages' inaugural Latina/o Theatre Festival, the 10^th anniversary of Stages' hallmark Panto holiday program for children and families, and a return to Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Lydia Jarka Wins First Place Award at Canton Museum of Art's High School Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Canton Museum of Art, supported by Cleveland State University, University of Mount Union, Malone University, Kent State University Stark, Walsh University, Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, and Columbus College of Art & Design presents the 26th Annual Stark County High School Art Exhibit, on view through April 16, 2017. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

BWW Opera News: Du Yun's ANGEL'S BONE Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 11, 2017

ANGEL'S BONE, by Du Yun with a libretto by Royce Vavrek was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The opera--a bold work that that integrates vocal and instrumental elements and a wide range of styles into a harrowing allegory for human trafficking in the modern world--debuted on January 6, 2016 at the Prototype Festival, 3LD Arts and Technology Center in New York. (more...)

Byron Singleton Joins NYCity Slickers for Broadway Bluegrass at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present an evening of Broadway Bluegrass with The NYCity Slickers. They will be joined by special guest Byron Singleton. (more...)

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