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Comic Gilbert Gottfried Comes to CRT Downtown This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown is pleased to present one of the most sought-after comics in the country, Gilbert Gottfried, Friday, May 12 at 7:30 PM for one night only.  (more...)

NORTHBOUND Goes from Stage to Free Screen Showing May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

Following a successful run at Theater for the New City, Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, is back this time on the screen. (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Spinning Tree Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 30, 2017

Troubling premise (more...)

Bay City Players Sets Cast for Summer Run of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the musical production HAIR, by Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Acclaimed TV Vet Brings John Wilkes Booth to Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

 While revered writer and producer Lloyd J. Schwartz built his reputation and career in television on hit shows like The Brady Bunch, Alice, The A-Team, Baywatch and more, it has always been theatre where he's felt the most free to explore. (more...)

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Servant Stage Company to Present THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Servant Stage Company will present The Civil War, on May 28, 2017, at Lititz Springs Park and on June 4 and 11 at The Winter Visual Arts Center on the campus of Millersville University. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the 'Age of Aquarius' dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Perfect American,' a Chicago premiere opera by American composer Philip Glass. Based on American novelist Peter Stephan Jungk's 2001 novel, 'Der Konig von Amerika,' Glass' opera imagines the last three months of Walt Disney's life. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Chicago (more...)

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Skylark Vocal Ensemble & the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Present CLEAR VOICES IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Skylark Vocal Ensemble and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) present Clear Voices in the Dark, an immersive concert interspersing songs from the American Civil War with Francis Poulenc's challenging and rarely performed Figure Humaine, at Florence Gould Hall (55 E. 59th St.). Formed in 2011 by Artistic Director Matthew Guard, Skylark is a premiere a cappella vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists based in Atlanta and Boston. Skylark's music has been described as "sublimely beautiful" (Opera Obsession), and the group's lustrous voices have been praised for their ability to "sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force" ("Music for Writers," Thought Catalog). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Philip Glass's Opera, THE PERFECT AMERICAN, About Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Long Beach Opera is currently presenting the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2017, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Begins Previews Tonight for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN Opera Tells the Story of Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Long Beach Opera presents the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2-18, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Sets Records with 2016-17, Featuring COME FROM AWAY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced that it set revenue and attendance records with its 2016-2017 theatrical season, which included the musicals Come From Away and Ragtime, productions of A Christmas Carol and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the one-act play One Destiny. More than 153,000 patrons attended performances, and ticket sales brought in more than $6 million, making 2016-2017 the highest attended and highest grossing theatrical season in Ford's Theatre history. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY MARY LINCOLN at Pallas Theatre Collective
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 6, 2017

New musicals are always a risky proposition for any theatre company, but Pallas Theatre Collective is rising to the challenge in a big way with its current production Crazy Mary Lincoln. The show is a product of the company's Table Read series, which puts the writers through a two year process of readings to work on their show before it gets to full production. In this case, the process paid off in spades. (more...)

Richard Skipper to Celebrate Father's Day at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Russ Woolley presents Richard Skipper Celebrates ... A Special Father's Day Brunch Show celebrating the birthdays of Jeanette MacDonald and Sammy Cahn, and remembering Peter Allen on the anniversary of his passing. Sunday, June 18th at 1 pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre below The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42 Street. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Honors President Abraham Lincoln at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society honored the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bi-partisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and education programs. (more...)

BWW Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - Jun 22, 2017

Rich in allegorical themes and teeming with tragic irony, Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer winner TOPDOG/UNDERDOG opened at The 5 & Dime Theatre Monday night. Celebrating the removal of the theatre's arch nemesis, a support pole that previously ran straight through the front of the stage, the house was packed (sold out, in fact), brimming with anticipation for this necessary show. TOPDOG/UNDERDOG tells the story of two brothers who have been dealt desolate hands in the game of life, and how each processes his fate. (more...)

New Book Release from Fireship Press - The Irish Milliner: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

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Actors Community Theatre will Present 30th Anniversary Production of YOUNG ABE LINCOLN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Actors Community Theatre of Jasper, Indiana has announced the 30th anniversary production of Young Abe Lincoln on the Lincoln Amphitheatre stage in Lincoln City for six performances only beginning July 6 at 7pm. (more...)

Larry Marshall Performs A Lincoln Portrait with Downtown Music Productions 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Downtown Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mimi Stern-Wolfe, presents, on the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, a performance of Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait, with Broadway's Larry Marshall as narrator; Creation du Monde by Darius Milhaud, and Flower of the Mountain by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Stephen Albert, inspired by the writings of James Joyce, with Alissa Grimaldi, soprano.    Sunday February 12, 3:30 PM at St. Mark's in the Bowery, 131 West 10th Street (Second Avenue). (more...)

Don McLean's Handwritten Lyrics to his Iconic Song American Pie and Michael Jackson's Glove to be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

A unique offering of musician Don McLean's handwritten lyrics to his best-selling song American Pie will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on January 26, 2017. (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...)

Theater For The New City's NORTHBOUND Tells Story Of Slaves Seeking Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

As part of a far-reaching celebration of African-American history month, Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, Feb. 9 to 26. (more...)

Brelby's Artists Escape to Fantastical Adventures in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

'Creating the magic has been the best part of the process,' said Shelby Maticic, who premieres as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, January 20th. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

Daniel Taddeo Announces I BELIEVE...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Daniel Taddeo, a prior education teacher/counselor for thirty-three years, father, grandfather, devoted writer and published author, has completed his new book 'I Believe...': a passionately crafted work that portrays the limitless possibilities and willpower of one's soul and inner-happiness. (more...)

Darkly Comic Corporate Thriller IDEATION Comes to City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Part dark comedy and part psychological thriller, Ideation takes us behind the closed doors of our corporate world, where motivations get murky and ethics are ambiguous. When a group of consultants come together to work on a mysterious project, they start to question the endeavor's true goals-and each other. Amidst office jargon and whiteboard scribbling that strike a familiar chord in Silicon Valley, Ideation mixes gripping suspense with sharp humor. (more...)

Theater For The New City's NORTHBOUND Tells Story Of Slaves Seeking Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

As part of a far-reaching celebration of African-American history month, Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, Feb. 9 to 26. (more...)

Author's New Lincoln Book Receives 2016 Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Historian and author, Noah Andre Trudeau has recently been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Award of Achievement from the Lincoln Group of New York for his new book, Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 - April 8, 1865. The award committee's vote was unanimous, according to the Lincoln Group's president Steven R. Koppelman. 'The Award is presented annually to the individual or organization that has done the most to encourage the study and appreciation of Abraham Lincoln,' explained Koppelman. 'In making this award, The Lincoln Group of New York recognizes Lincoln's Greatest Journey as a superb work of research, expertly written, which details an aspect of the Lincoln presidency that has been little studied and a much needed in-depth work.' He went on to state that prior award winners include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Eric Foner, Harold Holzer, and screenwriter Tony Kushner. 'It is a wonderful and humbling honor to receive this prestigious Award of Achievement for Lincoln's Greatest Journey,' said Trudeau. 'It is a special feeling to read the list of past winners along with the memorable books they wrote and to realize my effort is now counted among them. My thanks to the members of the Lincoln Group of New York for making this selection.' 'This is a special study, with keen insights and deep research, so having Noah Andre Trudeau win such a prestigious award is very gratifying,' explained Managing Director Theodore P. Savas. 'Noah been working studying this phase of Lincoln's unique life for a long while and in many ways, and I am especially pleased his work has been recognized in this manner.' About the Book: The most extensively researched and detailed story of these decisive sixteen days at City Point, Lincoln's Greatest Journey provides a narrative laden with many heretofore unpublished accounts. A fresh, more complete picture of Lincoln emerges. This is Lincoln at a time of great personal and national change - the story of how he made peace with the past and became firmly future-focused, all set against a dramatically new narrative of what really happened during those last weeks of his life. It infuses the well-worn Lincoln narrative with fresh sources to fundamentally change an often-told story in ways large and small. About the Author: Noah Andre Trudeau is a history graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. His first book, Bloody Roads South, won the Civil War Round Table of New York's prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award, and enjoyed a cameo appearance in the hit web television series House of Cards. His fourth book, Like Men of War, a combat history of black troops in the Civil War, was honored with the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation's Jerry Coffey Memorial Book Prize. His other books include a best-selling history of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' and a compact biography of Robert E. Lee. About Savas Beatie LLC: Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company. Read more about Lincoln's Greatest Journey, and all of their books at http://tinyurl.com/zslfghw. Contact: Renee Morehouse, Savas Beatie LLC Email: renee@savasbeatie.com Phone: 916-941-6896, Fax: 916-941-6895 (more...)

Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Stephen Rayne; the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical The Wiz directed by Kent Gash; and A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.          (more...)

Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES Begins Tonight in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Announced for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days. (more...)

MetLiveArts Presents February Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This February at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MetLiveArts includes The Lincoln Family Album, the male vocal quintet, Profeti della Quinta, Gerald Clayton Quartet and Quartet in Residence, PUBLIQuartet, returns to The Met with a program exploring, What is "American music"? with Jessie Montgomery's Banner.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Cincinnati (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Cincinnati (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Full Cast and Production Team for IDEATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Jackalope's 9th season continues with the Midwest premiere of Ideation, written byAaron Loeb, directed by Gus Menary*, with the full cast and production team announced below. (more...)

Showbiz Players Present THE CIVIL WAR at Carnegie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Showbiz Players opens Frank Wildhorn's musical "THE CIVIL WAR" on April 28th at the Carnegie Theatre, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. 41011. (more...)

Artists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Following the Women's Marches around the country, Occupy and other recent protests, we ask ourselves: what next? House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, and politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where Lincoln gave his famous address against the expansion of slavery. (more...)

Private Papers of Robert E. Lee Go Online Via ProQuest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

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Casting Announced For Servant Stage Company's Production of THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Servant Stage Company is pleased to announce casting for their upcoming production of The Civil War, the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn, Jr. The production will be led by Servant Stage Company Artistic Director Wally Calderon, and features a cast of over 30 performers. (more...)

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