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Legendary Composer Alan Menken Shares Wisdom with His Alma Mater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Award-winning composer, songwriter, and NYU Steinhardt alumnus Alan Menken (BA '72, HON '00) joined students, faculty, and friends of NYU Steinhardt on Monday, March 6 for a Master Session at New York City's Steinway Hall. (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY to Open Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Raven Theatre Company, which will turn 35 years old in March of 2018, announced today that its upcoming 2017-18 season will give Chicago audiences their first looks at plays by three of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.  Ben Vereen's performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. In this special evening, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa,  you will take a whirlwind trip through Vereen's career and favorite songs - including numbers from Pippin (for which he won the Tony Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar, interspersed with loving and sometimes hilarious anecdotes about some of the Broadway greats he has worked with.  The night winds its way through various autobiographically-inspired segments.  Media sponsor for this special event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 21, 2017

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After returning to his Alma Mater for an afternoon to teach a choreography masterclass, I was lucky enough to sit down with the performer and hear about his experience being on tour with such a big Broadway hit. (more...)

Jim Brickman to Bring PURE PIANO: THE GREATEST HITS to New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Jim Brickman has transformed the genre of solo piano music with his original pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. Brickman celebrates the hits that have spanned his twenty-year career with his 2017 tour Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits. Brickman is bringing the show to New Orleans at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement Announces Bill Hancock as Keynote Speaker at PACnet '17 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

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Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone Brings 'DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY' to the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

On Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, The John W. Engeman Theater hosted two-time Tony and Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone for two sold-out performances benefiting the Northport High School Performing Arts Department. Scroll down for photos of the legendary performer in action! (more...)

Leopold and His Fiction Album Out Today + New Video
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction have released their new album Darling Destroyer today via ILA. To celebrate the release, Leopold and His Fiction have premiered their video for “Saturday” (more...)

Queen of Southern Gothic Dale Dickey to be Honored at Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Knoxville native and University of Tennessee alumna, Dale Dickey, will be awarded the CBT Artistic Achievement Award at the Clarence Brown Theatre's annual Gala to be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville, TN. (more...)

Leaving a Legacy: Paula Stover Retires from Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Paula Stover, an arts pioneer instrumental in the revitalization of Oklahoma City's Plaza District, will retire from Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma as its managing director this month after more than 40 years with the arts organization. During Stover's tenure, she helped grow Lyric into one of the nation's premier regional theatres. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces New Artistic Director, Bridget L. Moore
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Board of Directors of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is pleased to announce it has selected international choreographer and Dallas native Bridget L. Moore as its new artistic director. Ms. Moore will start her new position with the 40-year old dance institution on February 1, 2017. (more...)

Excerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Oslo playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher prior to the play's Broadway premiere. Excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast. (more...)

Under Armour Partners With Running Back Leonard Fournette
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

BALTIMORE, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UAA), a global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment and the official apparel supplier for the NFL Combine, has signed running back and NFL draft prospect Leonard Fournette to a multi-year partnership. Fournette is considered to be one of the top talents in this year's NFL Draft class. (more...)

Luke Frazier and The American Pops Return with THIRD THURSDAYS Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, January 19 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Riff to Return to UCPAC This Month for A NIGHT OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Valentine's Day may be the original day of love, but this year, the love will continue three days later at the Union County Performing Arts Center. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Joanna Harmon and Eva Schulte to Lead Impulse Training Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Heighten the sense to your own impulses through playful movement. Learn to honor your instincts--for performance, for improvisatory practice, and for daily life. Open to individuals of all experience levels. We believe the diversity with a group supports exponential growth of each of the participants. (more...)

Cheri Nelson Herring Announces ROCK-SOLID BLESSINGS FROM MY GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

With Jonathan Livingston Seagull as a guide many years ago, Cheri Nelson Herring began her own journey of personal growth, embracing lessons of the heart presented through the eyes of children, world-renowned self-help and spiritual teachers and nature. She believes her life has been presented to her according to a divine plan, and the time has come for her to share some insights from her 70 years of personal growth. (more...)

Engin Inel Holmstrom Shares HOUSE OF DAUGHTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Engin Inel Holmstrom first read Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' as a sophomore in college when she was learning English, and every year since then, she picks up the novel to read it once more. (more...)

RedCloud's Brett Clifton Joins Advisory Board for UW Foster School's Consulting and Business Development Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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Austin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with a new take on the classic tale  Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001). (more...)

Author Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a fun and informative conversation before the 8 p.m. performance of Diamond Dogs, this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Special guest Alastair Reynolds, UK-based novelist and author of Diamond Dogs, will be joined by adaptor Steve Pickering of the Chicago collective Shanghai Low and Artistic Director of The House Nathan Allen. Hear from Reynolds about his inspirations for creating his 'Revelation Space Universe' where Diamond Dogs is set, and from our Chicago-based artists about shaping this world premiere adaptation. Plus, the Company will surely get Reynolds to talk about his background as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency - an opportunity not to be missed.  Admission for this one-night-only conversation is free. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance, and all remaining performances of Diamond Dogs, can be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Cal State Long Beach's Theatre Arts Department Gets Geeky with SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by George Brietigam - Feb 20, 2017

Cal State Long Beach's spring season is off to a strong start, and their upcoming shows have a tough act to follow. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 20th, 2017 - All-Female 1776, 'ARTURO UI' and More on President's Day!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Carolee Carmello leads an all-female 1776 at 54 Below, and Christian Borle stars in a reading of 'ARTURO UI' at Woodshed. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare Belts 'Journey to the Past' at Her Alma Mater
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia comes to Broadway. ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Watch ANASTASIA star Christy Altomare belt 'Journey to the Past,' accompanied by the symphony at her Alma Mater, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, below! (more...)

Honor Your Instincts at Live Action Set's IMPULSE TRAINING Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

There's still time to register for this joyful and innovative workshop series!  (more...)

Engeman Theater Donates $35,000 to NPT Board of Education
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, Kevin J. O'Neill, owner of the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, presented a check for $35,000 to Mr. Robert Banzer, Superintendent of the Northport-East Northort School District, and the Board of Education. The $35,000 check included an $8,000 donation from the educational foundation, FRIENNDS of Northport. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart and More Featured in New York Film Academy's Upcoming Projects
by Movies News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La La Land isn't the only vehicle opening the door for a new era of movie musicals. NYFA's original productions feature Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Hamilton, Aladdin), Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin, A Chorus Line), Jen Perry (Kinky Boots) and others. (more...)

Warren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Chris Stapleton, Darious Rucker & Brett Eldredge Set for Inaugural CMT HOMETOWN HEROES, 3/31
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

CMT and Ram Trucks today announced a brand-new, one-hour special CMT HOMETOWN HEROES featuring some of country's most proficient storytellers Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker and Brett Eldredge as they make surprise returns to their hometowns to give back and perform for their very own hometown heroes. (more...)

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Music Education Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????The Columbus Symphony today announced the winners of the 2017 Music Educator Awards, honoring individuals who make a difference in the community through a dedication to music education and promotion of a greater understanding of and appreciation for the art form. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Returns 2/23!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off their spring season of independent theatre in Greenwich Village with THE MADNESS OF GOTHAM. (more...)

Digital Agency IMM Promotes Gina Lee to Chief Operating Officer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

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Eclectic Full Contact Theatre to Launch Reading Series with THE CANDIDATE, SQUIRREL PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre announced selections for their new work reading series, 'First Contact', set to run February 19th and 26th at 6PM. The series will include free staged readings of new works by Chicago playwrights Jenny Seidelman and Mia McCullough. (more...)

NOCCA Alum Sullivan Fortner Returns for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

On Friday, January 20 at 8:00pm, acclaimed pianist and proud NOCCA alum Sullivan Fortner returns to his Alma Mater for a one-night-only concert with the Sullivan Fortner Trio. (more...)

"We Are… ON BROADWAY!" A Concert Celebrating Penn State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

After a sold-out performance last year, alumni from the Penn State School of Theatre return to State College for 'We Are... ON BROADWAY!', a one-night-only concert. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

MCC Theater Seeking Transgender Artists for 2017-18 Season Opener CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

MCC Theater is conducting a casting search for transgender and gender non-conforming performers, as it prepares for the newly announced first show of its 2017-18 Season: the NYC premiere of Charm, a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins to be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis, a transgender artist. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

CHARM, Story About LGBTQ Youth, to Continue COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA Series at Mosaic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's 'Clamorous Encounters' series about coming-of-age in America continues with Philip Dawkins' groundbreaking comedy-drama CHARM (January 5-29, 2017), under the direction of one of DC's most innovative directors, Natsu Onoda Power (The T Party, Wind Me Up Maria: A Go-Go Musical). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio - Ruby Lewis Records 'Somewhere in My Memory' to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

PARAMOUR leading lady Ruby Lewis has just released a music video for her new holiday single 'Somewhere in My Memory.' The 'making of,' behind-the-scenes look features Lewis in Ted Spencer Studio in New York City with producer David Wise. Check it out below! (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents their initial production in 2017, Diamond Dogs, adapted from Alastair Reynolds' science fiction adventure by Althos Low and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 13 - March 5.  (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Clive Davis & Recording Academy to Honor BET Networks Chair Debra L. Leewith
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif (more...)

Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Get ready to kick off your Monday nights with the sounds of some of the region's most popular musical theater stars, accompanied by a 17-piece big band orchestra. Philly's favorite musical theater star Jeff Coon is bringing his Summer Club to Manayunk's Venice Island Performing Arts Center for a series of swinging shows throughout 2017. (more...)

Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes and Jarran Muse to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy have announced the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway at NOCCA Welcomes Gavin Creel
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 12, 2016

I'm so thrilled to say that on Thursday evening one of my biggest inspirations, Gavin Creel, along with Seth Rudetsky will be presenting a concert at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. I'm even more thrilled to say that I had the unique opportunity to hold him hostage on the phone for nearly half an hour to talk about his life, career, and some burning questions that I just had to have answered. (more...)

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