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Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
1114 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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Syfy Announces NIGHTFLYERS Pilot Based on George R.R. Martin's Novella
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

SYFY today announced a pilot pick up for NIGHTFLYERS based on author George R.R. Martin's ("Game of Thrones") novella and the 1987 film of the same name. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's GETTING MARRIED Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 27, 2017

Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 12th Season with its 123rd concert presentation with Shaw's curious 1908 comedy Getting Married at Symphony Space'sLeonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Winning Play$ Panel Talks Black Women, Feminism, and Empowerment
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Winning Play$: Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment was held Monday, June 26th 2017 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. (more...)

Chicana Punk Icon, Author & Feminist Activist, Alice Bag Launches Kickstarter for 2nd Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Chicana punk icon, author, and feminist activist Alice Bag launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording of a follow-up album to her successful 2016 debut, Alice Bag (Don Giovanni Records). (more...)

Media Theatre Welcomes New Resident Music Director Ben Kapilow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Media Theatre heads into its 2017-18 season with Ben Kapilow as its new Resident Music Director. The theatre's Artistic Director Jesse Cline made the announcement recently when discussing the upcoming Broadway Series which includes the titles "Carousel", Disney's "Beauty and The Beast", "Next To Normal", "IF/ THEN", and "Newsies". All are musicals, as the theatre is not preparing a classic play for the first time in three years. (more...)

Square One Theatre 2017 Subscriber Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Stratford's Square One Theatre Company concluded its twenty-seventh anniversary season recently with the annual presentation of its 2017 Subscriber Awards. The recipients were selected by the theatre's nearly 1,000 subscribers who voted for performers in various acting categories from the company's three-play 2016-17 season. This was the second year for the theatre's new space onstage at Stratford Academy. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, July 16, 2017
by - Jun 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 16, 2017! (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Rocks Into Australia For 10th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Everyone's favourite Aussie musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is off on a national tour, starting in Melbourne this January with stops in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. (more...)

The Australian Ballet Will Take Your Breath Away with SYMPHONY IN C
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Australian Ballet's Symphony in C brings together great works from the past century to showcase the vigour of modern ballet. Coming to Melbourne following a rapturously received season in Sydney, Symphony in C pairs a tutu spectacular by pioneering choreographer George Balanchine with a selection of perfectly contained shorter works, including two Melbourne debut works by dancers of The Australian Ballet. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

Mozart's Early Masterpiece 'Idomeneo' Conducted by James Levine Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra, and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.              (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Cedar Rapids Brings Life to Vinegar Tom
by Shy White - Jun 26, 2017

TCR Presents Vinegar Tom in an insanely entertaining manner, audience was kept on the edge of their seats! (more...)

Teatro Vista's LA HAVANA MADRID Extends at Goodman Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

On the heels of critically-acclaimed sold-out runs at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Miracle Center in Logan Square, Teatro Vista's La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado extends its run  at Goodman Theatre this summer, July 21 - August 20. (more...)

BWW Review: WONDERLAND Rocks at Imagination Stage
by Hannah Wing - Jun 26, 2017

Imagination Stage's production, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer) takes elements of Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and adds a bit of his poem, 'The Jabberwocky' to create a musical filled with catchy rock and roll tunes. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of New York City Makes Mostly Mozart Debut, 7/25 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marking the first time a children's chorus has opened the Mostly Mozart Festival in its 51-year history, the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) and its Founder and Artistic Director Francisco J. Nuñez, make their Mostly Mozart debuts in 'The Singing Heart' at David Geffen Hall on Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00 pm and Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

THE MAN ON THE STREET Opens the 2017 Baltimore Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The 36th Season of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival summer original play productions begin this week. This year the participating theaters will be offering everything from full productions, to book-in-hand productions and developmental staged readings. (more...)

ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER Will Get U.S. Premiere this Fall at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Bob Ost & Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, with generous support by Granite Hills Press and The Confucius Institute of San Diego University, are thrilled to announce that Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, will make its U.S. Premiere this fall. The production will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 performances, beginning Thursday, September 14 at TADA! Theater (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), with opening night scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. Performances will take place according to the following schedule: Thursdays & Friday at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Puppeteer Bonnie Duncan's SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS to Invade The Yard
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

UNDERPANTS STOLEN! SQUIRREL ON THE LOOSE! The Yard's Quality Time! Family Series presents puppeteer Bonnie Duncan who gets lost in her laundry basket as children go wild in SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS, playing Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at The Yard, 1 The Yard, Middle Road, Chilmark, MA 02535. (more...)

BWW Review: Malthouse presents REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by Victoria Beal - Jun 26, 2017

Malthouse Theatre's production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is an explosion of language and imagery that challenges society's gender labels and examines what it is to be a woman. It unapologetically rips away the female archetype and screams for its audience to rally behind its title. (more...)

Sale of Edward Albee's Estate Will Benefit His Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The New York Times is reporting that Albee's museum-worthy collection of fine art, which includes works by Arp, Kandinsky, and more, will be sold at auction. The money will then be donated to The Edward Albee Foundation, an institution that provides residency to emerging artists in Montauk. The collection is valued at over $9 million. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces the 2017-18 Jazz Series at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season, celebrating a truly American musical genre with world-class artists that represent both classics from the past and today's more innovative and ever-changing sounds. (more...)

Second Part of New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The second part of The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2017 will take place July 14 through 16, with multiple events each day, at National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th Street in Brooklyn. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Scoop: RIVERDALE on THE CW - Friday, July 14, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 14, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - TBS Hit Comedy PEOPLE OF EARTH Returns 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

TBS's hit comedy PEOPLE OF EARTH will return for its second season on Monday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Check out the teaser trailer below! (more...)

Open Road Integrated Media Newsletters Reach One Million Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Jermyn Street Theatre Set to Become Producing House as Tom Littler's First Season is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

In a major shift of artistic policy, Tom Littler today announces the relaunch of Jermyn Street Theatre as a producing theatre as he reveals his first season as artistic director. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Little Radical Theatrics' THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics is officially one month away from opening night of Little Radical Theatrics Summer 2017 production of the TONY Award-winning Broadway Musical 'The Secret Garden!' Based on the beloved classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett! (more...)

Cast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the musical production, Nice Work If You Can Get It, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Joe DiPietro., inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. (more...)

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts 'Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet' Commemorating the Fairy Tale Written by Hans Christian Andersen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and Copenhagen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,' returns to Paris, Basel, several German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 - September 10. (more...)

Arrows of Love Debut New Track Via Noisey, Album 'Product' Out 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Called one of present-day London's most vital underground bands, Mercury Music Prize contenders Arrows of Love premieres their track “Signal (Redux)” on Noisey, from their highly anticipated second album, PRODUCT, out a month later on July 21st. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announced Cast and Creative Team of PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Hero Theatre NYC Fornes Festival Directors Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Hero Theatre announced today that Lileana Blain-Cruz, Alice Reagan, Laurie Woolery, David Mendizabal and Lou Moreno have joined the roster of directors for their program Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes, which will transfer to NYC this fall after a successful run in Los Angeles. (more...)

Cast Announced for Antic Disposition's Thrilling Production of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

This summer, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present a thrilling new production of Shakespeare's Richard III, which will be staged in six of England's most historic cathedrals and London's ancient Temple Church this summer. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival , one of New York's premier summer performance series, kicks off its 51st season on July 25. Among the highlights in the first two weeks are a special opening concert led by Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director, featuring traditional and indigenous songs from Mozart's time; a choral presentation by Les Arts Florissants; and guest conductors Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda; festival debuts by more than 10 artists, including Kit Armstrong, Janai Brugger, Jennifer Johnson Cano, S? Percussion, Beatrice Rana, Ksenija Sidorova, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City; and the New York premiere of David Lang's concerto for percussion, man made. A complete listing of events from July 25 through August 6 follows. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala Honors Philanthropist Adrienne Arsht
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Carnegie Hall honored philanthropist Adrienne Arsht by giving her the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence. The event was held at The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom. (more...)

SALA Awards Finalists Announced Ahead Of The Festival's Milestone 20th Year Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

It may be the middle of winter, but Adelaide's arts scene is hotting up as the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival prepares to celebrate its 20th year with a bumper program of exhibitions, arts and cultural events across the state throughout August. (more...)

The Court Youth Company Take on THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

A talented ensemble of young actors in The Court Youth Company are taking on Arthur Miller's powerful drama The Crucible. (more...)

Krystal' Offers Cool Deals on Cool Treats
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Krystal' Adds Sweet & Cold Treats to Hot & Steamy Classics
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Krystal, the brand known for its steamy, hot-off-the-grill burgers, has reinvented its menu and added a new line-up of ice cold treats. The Krystal Company has developed its new Sweet & Cold menu items to complement the brand's Hot & Steamy Krystals as the perfect kickoff for warmer weather. Famous for indulging its guests for more than 80 years, Krystal believed it was time to re-vamp the menu with a new platform that would delight guests in a completely new way. (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND to Open in China November 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Alice's Adventures Underground, an Immersive Theatre experience which is popular in the U.K., will start its first show in Shanghai as part of its Chinese version tour at the end of this year. (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

Young Dancemakers Company Comes to the NYC Boroughs This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Young Dancemakers Company is a unique summer ensemble of ethnically diverse New York City teens, creating and performing their original choreography in free concerts at prominent theaters city-wide, July 26 through August 5th.  YDC will present its 22nd season of topical, bold, and witty dances, created under the experienced eyes of founder and Bessie-award winner Alice Teirstein and music director William Catanzaro.  All performances end with the lively 'Dance With Us,' in which audience members with dancing feet are invited onto the stage to improvise with the dancers, accompanied by percussionist Catanzaro. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

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