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Legendary Composer Danny Elfman to receive Max Steiner Award in Vienna
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

 Vienna is without a doubt the music capital of the world. More famous composers have lived here than in any other city - in Vienna, music is literally in the air. It's no surprise that therefore it's the Austrian born composer Max Steiner ("Gone with the Wind", "Casablanca"), who is one of the fathers of film music as we know it today. (more...)

HCCT's Youth Summer Theatre Program to Produce Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

This summer, instead of its traditional "camp", the Hill Country Community Theatre's Youth Summer Theatre Program will produce the musical, "Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr." (more...)

Morris-Jumel Mansion Presents New Production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

This spring, the Morris-Jumel Mansion in upper Manhattan will present an original production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' Oscar Wilde's farcical play set in Victorian England, in its newly reinterpreted Octagon Drawing Room, recently restored Sunken Garden, front porch, and portico. (more...)

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, 4/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

In the company's 2016-2017 Season finale, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) will present the North American premiere of Derek Deane's dramatic “Romeo and Juliet” with the PBT Orchestra in five performances April 21-23, at the Benedum Center. (more...)

BWW Feature: Top Artists to Lead Free, Outdoor Dance Classes in the Arts District for Dallas Arts Month
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 29, 2017

BWW Feature: TOP ARTISTS LEAD FREE OUTDOOR DANCE CLASSES IN ARTS DISTRICT FOR ARTS MONTH (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Ray Jivoff Named Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Executive Director Jack R. Lemmon today announced that Ray Jivoff has been named Skylight Music Theatre's new artistic director. (more...)

Outcry Youth Theatre Stages RADIUM GIRLS for Women's History Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Do not let Women's History Month come to a close without purchasing your tickets to Outcry Youth Theatre's RADIUM GIRLS. (more...)

L.J. London Shares 'Journey to Splendourland'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

L.J. London, has completed her new book 'Journey to Splendourland': a fantastical tale filled with wizards, giants, wishes, and all the marvels of the imagination. Splendourland is the ultimate realm of fantasy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory's EURYDICE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice" to complete its Studio Works Series for the 2016-2017 season. Helene Kvale will direct. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre from March 23rd through April 2, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Camps Offer Training for Ages 5 to 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Camps are filling up fast. Register your aspiring thespian today for either the Rising Star Camp for children ages 5 to 8, Center Stage Camp for children ages 8 to 10, or the Junior Players Camp for ages 9 to 16. These programs offer theatrical training in a supportive and nurturing environment, and no prior training or skill level is required to participate. (more...)

NYMF Adds Shows, Readings, Concerts and More to 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today further selections for 2017 NYMF. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 79th Season of Shows! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes Five Premiers that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse!   (more...)

Skydance Media Teams with Ilion Animation Studios on Animated Feature Films & TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Skydance, a diversified media company that creates event-level entertainment for global audiences, today announced that it has launched an animation division and formed a multi-year partnership with Ilion Animation Studios (more...)

Lewis Carroll's Timeless Classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND: LIVE ON STAGE! This April At Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to welcome Rapidfire International's production of 'Alice in Wonderland: Live on Stage!' on Saturday, April 8, with two performance times at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This family friendly production will feature a meet and greet with the cast following the performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 13, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, through Columbia Pictures, together with MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), held a special advance screening of its live-action retelling of the animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991) at IMAX Megamall Theatre in Mandaluyong Monday night. (more...)

The Draycott Hotel in London Celebrates Literary Travel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

According to UNESCO, 'A book is a link between the past and the future. It is a bridge between generations and across cultures. It is a force for creating and sharing wisdom and knowledge.' April 23, World Book Day, is a day to celebrate the positive impact storytelling. A great amount of authors and books can be tied back in some connection to the city of London. London has always been a center for literary heritage and writer inspiration. While there are interesting literary tours and momentous landmarks all over London, there is one unique location that bibliophiles and curious minds can experience the presence of many literary leaders, The Draycott Hotel. (more...)

Schimmel Center Presents New York Theatre Ballet's UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE And THE ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Schimmel Center presents New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) Uptown/Downtown/Dance at Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce Street, NYC, on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017 at 7:30pm and The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies! on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Desire To Be the Absolute Best We Can: MSMT Launches Its 2017 Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 6, 2017

'At the end of last summer I told myself that we were not going to try to top the 2016 season. I was going to think of 2017 as a completely separate and unique adventure, but the end result is that we are already topping our previous metrics in terms of ticket sales.' The speaker, Curt Dale Clark, Maine State Music Theatre's energetic and charismatic Artistic Director, is reflecting on the sold out 2016 season which garnered the company lavish critical and audience acclaim and made an MSMT ticket one of the hottest items in the region. (more...)

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Promotes Diana Yohe to Soloist
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr has promoted company dancer Diana Yohe, of Willoughby, Ohio, to the rank of soloist for the 2017-2018 ballet season, which opens Oct. 27-29, with “Dracula” at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Immersion Theatre Company Announces New Tour of WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Following their current Spring tour of Alice in Wonderland which is delighting audiences all over the country, Immersion Theatre Company continue to expand their reputation as producers of top quality family theatre as they announce a brand-new, open-air, 42-venue touring production of the family classic, Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Timberlake Wertenbaker's WINTER HILL at the Octagon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Octagon Theatre Bolton has announced full casting for their forthcoming world premiere production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play Winter Hill. (more...)

Get Ready to Guffaw! Meet the Full Company of PRESENT LAUGHTER, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 5, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight, April 5th, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Present Laughter will play through Sunday, July 2nd. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Based on two of the greatest works in children's literature, this fast-paced and witty show is set in Wonderland's courtroom, where Alice is on trial.  The Queen of Hearts is the judge, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Caterpillar are witnesses, and the jury is a deck of cards! (more...)

Harry Melling and Jasmine Hyde Star in JAM at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

"They said I was violent. You're the 'victim' - what do you think?" (more...)

Lyric Academy to Head Down the Rabbit Hole with ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy has announced plans for three spring productions, including a beloved story about a young girl traveling down a magical rabbit hole and a colorful rock concert featuring a classic album from the late 1970s. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Pushcart Players Perform ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning theater for young audiences will perform "Alice in Wonderland" at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn NJ on Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 am. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More! (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns for a Special Encore at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Angeline Mirenda based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from May 5 through May 13; regular performances will begin May 13 and continue through May 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives' Documentary Composer Paul Henning Releases Debut Album 'Breaking Through'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Composer and film musician Paul Henning announces the release of his debut album BREAKING THROUGH, featuring piano solos performed by the Paul and recorded live with a 48-piece studio orchestra. (more...)

Summer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

NYC and Austin Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THEATRE SYNESTHESIA is pleased to announce the Austin premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. (more...)

Outcry to Present SEUSSICAL at Lewisville MCL Grand Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

This month Outcry Youth Theatre ventures to the Cross Timbers area for the first time to stage their latest musical, SEUSSICAL. Denton County theater goers are in for a treat as they experience this edgy youth theatre company's take on this widely-loved musical at the Lewisville MCL Grand Theater Black Box May 4 - May 7. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS presented by The Performer's Warehouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Join the cast of Performer's Warehouse Productions of 'In The Heights' as they take the stage April 28-30 at the Milton Center Theatre. (more...)

TBT Ends Season with Trip Down RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will close its 2016-2017 season with a production of Alice in Wonderland. TBT will perform at Bass Performance Hall, May 19-21, with accompaniment by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and at Winspear Opera House, June 2-4, with accompaniment by the Dallas Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre Tickets on Sale 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets for Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season will go on sale at midnight on April 26, 2017. Season subscribers are at an all-time high - breaking the record for the theatre's 59-year history - limiting availability of single tickets. Buying early is recommended. (more...)

Schimmel Center Presents New York Theatre Ballet's THE ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Schimmel Center presents New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) Uptown/Downtown/Dance at Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce Street, NYC, on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017 at 7:30pm and The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies! on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/14 - Yo-Yo Ma and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/14 - Yo-Yo Ma and More! (more...)

Schimmel Center presents NYTB's UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Uptown/Downtown/Dance program will include an as-yet-untitled World Premiere from Martin Lawrance and the World Premiere of Painted Within by Zhong-Jing Fang, as well as a restaging of former NYTB resident choreographer Edward Henkel's ReVision, created in 1986, with music by Edvard Grieg, Holberg Suite op. 40 (1884). A 2013 NYTB commission, Short Memory by Pam Tanowitz, is set to live music by Lou Harrison and Henry Cowell and helps set up Ms. Tanowitz's brilliant use of stage space. The evenings include two more pieces by Ms. Tanowtiz: Light Moving, set to music by David Lang, and Double Andante, a 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven's Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. Tickets are $29 and are available at SchimmelCenter.org. (more...)

OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH Makes NYC Premiere as the Inaugural Production for Rebel Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rebel Playhouse is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of the musical OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics byDax Dupuy, and based on the book by Douglas Wood. Directed and choreographed by Sarah Sutliffwith musical direction by Dax Dupuy, (more...)

Rebel Playhouse to Stage Immersive OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rebel Playhouse will present the NYC premiere of the musical OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics by Dax Dupuy, and based on the book by Douglas Wood. (more...)

VIDEO: You're Gonna Love Her- Watch Olivier Winner Amber Riley Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

On Sunday night she took home an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and she isn'y going anywhere. Below, watch as DREAMGIRLS leading lady Amber Riley steals the show as she performs Effie's iconic number- 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' (more...)

Invigorated 'BURLESQUE ALICE IN WONDERLAND' to Return to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Verlaine and McCann present their original re-imagination of Lewis Carroll's classic tale of nonsense and fantasy, Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland. (more...)

Washington Ballet Announces the Retirement of Morgann Rose
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director Julie Kent and Morgann Rose have announced today that Ms. Rose will retire from The Washington Ballet (TWB) at the end of the 2016.2017 season. (more...)

Inaugural Touring Season Announced for Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The inaugural touring season has been announced for Storyhouse - the brand new £37m theatre, cinema and library in Chester. (more...)

Photo Flash: Verlaine & McCann's BURLESQUE ALICE IN WONDERLAND Returns to The Triple Door
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The producers of the wildly successful, award-winning holiday burlesque extravaganza Land Of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, and the wine-soaked party-through-time Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, have both gone mad... mad as March Hares, that is. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Roll the Dice in GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, wraps up their 6th Season - A Season of Classic Broadway Shows - with the American classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Send in the Season with The McKittrick's 'MAYFAIR' Masked Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, continues its next wave of dance parties, The McKittrick Masquerade, with a masked soiree, Mayfair: A Surreal Dance Party, on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

Based on two of the greatest works in children's literature, this fast-paced and witty show is set in Wonderland's courtroom, where Alice is on trial. The Queen of Hearts is the judge, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Caterpillar are witnesses, and the jury is a deck of cards! Poor Alice must try to prove her innocence by re-living the events of the adventures we've all come to love. Her crime? Growing and changing. Both helping and hindering her are Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who spend most of their time trying to decide who is the attorney for the defense and who for the prosecution. To win the case and save her head, Alice must embrace the truth about who she is and be willing to wake up from the dream of Wonderland. (more...)

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