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

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The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department Presents EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. evening show on Saturday, January 28, at the Malibu campus' Lindhurst Theatre. (more...)

Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for First-Ever New York Reading of Elie Weisel's NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust joins with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to honor the memory of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, 2016, by presenting a community reading of his landmark memoir NIGHT, which tells of his experience in German concentration camps with his father during the Holocaust. (more...)

13th Floor and Twisted Oak to Present Double Bill of Physical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

13th Floor and Twisted Oak are proud to announce a double bill of physical theater at ODC Theater next year. Each company will present an original 40-minute play drawing on a shared vocabulary of storytelling and character-based movement. 13th Floor presents Lightning Strikes Anonymous, about five quirky individuals with a unique electrical addiction. Twisted Oak presents the world premiere of Fortune's Fool: A Monster's Odyssey, a mythological allegory about the confrontation between Harmony and Strife. This double bill runs February 24 - March 4, 2017, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 26. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online atodc.dance/tickets. (more...)

Vanessa Williams Signs on for Broadway Series at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar, will make her Broadway Up Close concert series debut at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 PM, co-starring SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Broadway Stars Power Spring 2017 Special Events at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

This spring, Goodman Theatre hosts two Tony Award winning special guests for its annual spring fundraisers, which support the theater's Education and Engagement programs.  (more...)

BWW Review: Gifted Cate Blanchett Adds Life To THE PRESENT
by Michael Dale - Jan 9, 2017

Those introspective, philosophical, womanizing man-children who inhabit the oeuvre of Anton Chekhov tend to be annoying bores, so even though the unpublished manuscript discovered after the playwright's death has been posthumously named after, its leading man, Platonov, it's no surprise that it's the leading lady who gets all the juicy material. (more...)

Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews and More Slated for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Penthouse Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Lincoln Center's American Songbook returns to the The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in March with a mini-festival of six intimate concerts which will strike an innovative, new note for the series. (more...)

Hillary Clinton Receives Standing Ovation at Final Performance of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Julie Musbach - Jan 8, 2017

Keeping a low profile since the election, sightings of Hillary Clinton have been rare, and according to the New York Times her latest appearance was highly recognized. Joined by her husband and daughter, Clinton attended the final performance of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE where she received a standing ovation from the sold-out house. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

Juilliard Opera to Present AGRIPPINA Featuring Juilliard Singers and Juilliard415
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Juilliard Opera season continues with a concert version and a fully staged production of G.F. Handel's Agrippina, presented by Juilliard as part of Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic festival. (more...)

Rachael Wooding Joins Glasgow Cast of WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Rachael Wooding will guest star as Alice in the 2017 UK tour of Wonderland during its run at the King's in Glasgow as part of the production's first ever UK tour.   (more...)

IFC's PORTLANDIA to Return for Eighth and Final Season in 2018
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

IFC announced today that its flagship Emmy(R)-nominated and Peabody Award-winning sketch series PORTLANDIA will return in 2018 for its eighth and final season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM TOOL BOOTH at Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Much like Lewis Carroll's Alice'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, Norton Juster's THE PHANTOM TOLL BOOTH is a fantasy adventure. All three are perceived as tales for children, but, in reality, though they are intended to teach youngsters, the messages are often so complex that they go over the heads of their intended audience. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Interview with Director Sheryl Kaller and Playwright Karen Siff Exkorn of DO THIS! Starring Carmen Cusack
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2017

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack stars in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which is now running through the 28th. Check out the video interview below of Director Sheryl Kaller and Playwright Karen Siff Exkorn! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin in London for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Rehearsals begin in London today for the highly anticipated new West End musical An American in Paris. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present COME INTO MY PARLOR at DC Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Join us as we start the year with our annual New Years tradition of salacious books, kinky authors and naked women. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Israeli Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR With the Opera Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera Chorus and More
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2017

The Israeli Opera will present 'Lucia di Lammermoor' by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, conducted by Daniele Callegari, directed by Emilio Sagi and performed by international and Israeli soloists, The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and The Israeli Opera Chorus conducted by Ethan Schmeisser who will also alternate as the opera's conductor.  Check out a behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

Zimmerli Presents INNOVATION AND ABSTRACTION: WOMEN ARTISTS AND ATELIER 17, 1/17-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17, on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum from January 17 to May 31, 2017, examines the formal innovations and burgeoning feminist consciousness of eight artists who worked in the studio's New York location: Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson, and Anne Ryan. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum To Spotlight Two Exhibits At ART AFTER HOURS, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the public to attend exclusive programming at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on February 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. (more...)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Live On Stage At Historic El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Rapid Fire International and the El Portal Children's Theatre proudly present Lewis Carroll's Alice IN WONDERLAND for 6 madcap performances the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA.  This special six-performance engagement will be presented February 10, 11 & 12, 2017. (more...)

Actress Laura Niemi Gets Emotional on NBC Hit Series THIS IS US
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Actress LAURA NIEMI proved emotionally revealing as 'Marilyn Pearson' with the return of NBC's highly-celebrated hit drama, THIS IS US. (more...)

SWEAT, INDECENT and VIETGONE Among Finalists for 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Columbia University Libraries, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2017 award: (more...)

Erin Markey, Shaina Taub, Ike Ufomadu and More Join Joe's Pub Working Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public announces the new class of Joe's Pub Working Group (JPWG), formerly known as "Pub Club," the venue's artist development program dedicated to enhancing the career sustainability and growth of performing artists. (more...)

Black Box Theatre Presents OUT OF STERNO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Dotty's life in Sterno with her husband Hamel is absolutely perfect! It's a fairy tale, it really is. True, in their seven years of marriage Hamel has forbidden her to leave their tiny apartment or speak to anyone, but Dotty is so very happy to spend her days watching video re-enactments of the day they first met. When a phone call from a mysterious woman threatens to tear their world asunder, Dotty must venture out into the vast city of Sterno, and try to discover what it is to be a "real" woman. (more...)

WAIT UNTIL DARK Opens At Magnolia Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Wait Until Dark is a play by Frederick Knott, first performed on Broadway in 1966 and often revived since then. A film version was released in 1967 starring Audrey Hepburn. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

The Chelsea Symphony to Continue 11th Season with Vasks English Horn Concerto and SONG OF ZIPPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On January 28, 2017, at 7:30PM, The Chelsea Symphony will present the continuation of its 11th season, 'Flight Paths,' with a concert featuring the New York premiere of P?teris Vasks' English Horn Concerto and the world premiere of Tim Kiah's Song of Zippy, paired with J. Strauss's Overture to Die Fledermaus, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, and Sibelius's Finlandia. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo & Alison Luff Star on SONG OF SOLOMON Original Concept Recording, Arriving 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway Records has announced that Song of Solomon (Original Concept Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 27, 2017. (more...)

Off-Broadway's NUNSENSE to Bring Fun and Frolic to Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Palos Verdes Performing Arts continues its 34th season with Dan Goggin's musical comedy sensation, 'Nunsense.' The production will run for 8 performances, January 20-29 at the Norris Theatre. (more...)

Michael Emerson and January LaVoy Star in WAKEY, WAKEY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno. Eno is a Residency Five playwright at Signature. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra to Perform Works by Jean Phillip Rameau
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:00PM at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. at 87th St, American Classical Orchestra will present an evening of the music by Jean Phillip Rameau. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's New Marquee to Shine as Part of 'Ghostlight Project'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Goodman Theatre leadership announces that the theater will illuminate its brand new marquee for the first time during a public ceremony on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Confirmed! Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Track for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar®-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ musician John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet "Beauty and the Beast" as the title track for Disney's upcoming soundtrack (more...)

Oratorio About Japanese American Incarceration Camps By Van Nuys High School Students To Be Premiered In February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

When a group of 85 choral students at Van Nuys High School began learning about World War II Japanese American incarceration camps in September as part of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Voices Within Oratorio Project, the topic was a historical look back. (more...)

Two-Part Special Celebrating New York City Ballet in Paris Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

During the summer of 2016, New York City Ballet made a triumphant return to Paris for a three-week season at the historic Thtre du Chtelet. (more...)

2016 BWW UK/West End Awards Winners Announced - GROUNDHOG DAY, Ian McKellen and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 West End winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, 1/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. (more...)

Pianist Byron Janis Joins Hoff Barthelson Music Master Class Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 2016-2017 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues with pianist Byron Janis on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.  An internationally renowned pianist, Mr. Janis will coach HBMS piano students in the second of eight master classes to be given during the 2016-2017 season. The public is invited to observe the Master Class free of charge. (more...)

'WOMEN ARTISTS AND ATELIER 17' Exhibition Travels to the Zimmerli
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

New Brunswick, NJ - Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17, on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum from January 17 to May 31, 2017, examines the formal innovations and burgeoning feminist consciousness of eight artists who worked in the studio's New York location: Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson, and Anne Ryan. (more...)

Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian to Perform at Pepperdine University Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts continues its 2016-2017 Recital Series with a performance by the winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, in Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

HBO to Premiere BIG LITTLE LIES, Starring Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman, 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

El Greco Productions Presents FUTURE SEX, INC.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

What does the future hold for sex? The mysterious conglomerate Monocorp fabricates an epidemic condemning intimacy to profit from its "safe" new pseudo-sex product called the Love Light. (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Celebrates Emma Stone's Golden Globe Win
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is proud to celebrate the tremendous win of one of its very special alum, Emma Stone who won a Golden Globe, on Sunday night, for Best Actress for her role as Mia in the blockbuster movie La La Land. (more...)

Broadway's Alice Ripley to Headline ALICE AT ALICE's for Out Of The Box Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Out Of The Box Theatrics presents Tony-Winner Alice Ripley in Alice AT Alice'S, which celebrates hits spanning Ripley's Broadway career, on Monday, February 6th (6:00pm) at Alice's Tea Cup III (220 East 81st Street). (more...)

The Everyman Set To Present And Coproduce The World Premiere Of AUTUMN ROYAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

May (Siobhan McSweeney) and Timothy (Shane Casey) are looking after the father - the father has long since taken to the bed. Their own lives are curtailed, closed down, and they're not getting any younger. Should they stay or should they go? (more...)

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