BWW Review: Ray Charles Protégés Faithfully Honor the Icon's Songbook at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - May 26, 2016

Last Saturday night at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a celebration on what would have been Ray Charles' 85th Birthday. The program was led by Musical Director and trumpeter Kenny Rampton (who once toured with the Ray Charles band), and included 10 longtime members of the icon's orchestra, along with the most recent “Rayettes” (backup singers Renee Georges, Katrina Harper, and Angela Workman). “Ray Charles Robinson, the genius of soul, his music was beyond genre,” Rampton told the audience. “Anything Mr. C. did from country to blues to the National Anthem was all Ray Charles . . .' (more...)

FADE TO BLACK PLAY FESTIVAL Returns For Fourth Season at Queensbury Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

 Building on the success of previous years, the 'Fade to Black' Play Festival returns with a line-up of ten new short plays. The event will be held at Queensbury Theatre on June 16-18, 2016. (more...)

Returning Original Starz Series POWER and SURVIVOR'S REMORSE Move to Sundays This July
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Today, STARZ announced the highly anticipated Season Three returns of the hit drama “Power” and the critically-acclaimed “Survivor's Remorse.” (more...)

CollaborateMD Excites Users with Report Snap & Share Feature
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

BWW Interview: We Are All Irish!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 24, 2016

'We are all Irish. Everyone loves the free, spirited, easy come-easy go air of the Irish, and this show makes everyone want to be Irish all the time - not just on St. Patrick's Day.' There is a twinkle in his eye, as Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, utters those words. Immediately his sentiments are seconded by the show's director/choreographer, Marc Robin, and Portland Stage's Artistic Director, Anita Stewart, all three of whom will be joining forces to create Frank McCourt's play with music, The Irish and How They Got That Way, from August 16- September 4, 2016, at Portland Stage. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Thursday, May 26, 2016
by - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Thursday, May 26, 2016! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Announces 2016 New Summer Shorts
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 9th annual 'New Summer Shorts' festival of 10-minute plays! Join us for this audience favorite, which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members. Take a break from the heat this summer and plunge into the Studio's cool pool of talented theatre artists. (more...)

Sport For Jove Theatre to Present Michael Gow's AWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Sport For Jove is proud to be staging one of Australia's defining works of art on the big stages of the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta and York Theatre in the Seymour Centre. Michael Gow's Away is an extraordinary and moving story of family, community, awakening and forgiveness. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Ghostlight Records releases the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical Jasper in Deadland online and in stores today, Friday, May 20. The show - with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver and book by Oliver and Hunter Foster - was hailed as "a playful, silly-smart, new musical" by The New York Times, which called the score "buoyant and wide-ranging, with rich harmonies." The recording is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and John Clancy. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/jasper-in-deadland. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! to Wrap Inaugural Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 7/9-31
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, closes out its inaugural season with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy, La Cage aux Folles. This thrilling and warmhearted farce centers around Georges and his lover Albin, who stars as Zaza at their St. Tropez drag nightclub 'La Cage aux Folles.' Problems arise when Georges' twenty-five year old son, Jean-Michel - a result from a brief encounter years back - announces that he is engaged to Anne Dindon, the daughter of a well-known homophobic politician, Edouard Dindon. Anne's parents want to come and meet Jean-Michel's mother and father. Little do they know that Albin, a man, has essentially been Jean-Michel's mother figure his whole life. This scenario propels audiences into side-splitting laughter, as well as teary-eyed moments of tenderness. La Cage Aux Folles is widely regarded as Jerry Herman's best score and features such classic songs as 'The Best of Times is Now,' 'Song In the Sand,' 'La Cage Aux Folles,' and 'I Am What I Am.' (more...)

Tommy Murphy Named Sydney Theatre Company's New Patrick White Fellow
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Tommy Murphy has been announced as Sydney Theatre Company's new Patrick White Fellow at a special event at The Wharf on Friday 20 May. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Best Leading Actress in a Musical Tony Nominees!
by Ken Fallin - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in A Musical Tony nominees: Jessie Mueller (Waitress), Laura Benanti (She Loves Me), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star). (more...)

BWW Interview: Barbara Andres in I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Barbara Andres about her career and upcoming performance in 'I Remember Mama' at Two River Theater. Directed by Jack Cummings III, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from Saturday, June 4th to Sunday, June 26th. (more...)

High Bandwidth, High Performance 3U CompactPCI Serial Board First in New Series from MEN Micro
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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SUDDENLY SPLIT & SWIPING OVER to Play Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

All Terrain Theater premieres an original stage play, Suddenly Split & Swiping Over by Tracy Held Potter, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival June 9 -26. This hilarious and heartfelt multi-character, one-woman show is directed by Katherine Vondy and stars Susan-Kate Heaney (Masters of Sex, Funny or Die) with understudy performances by Angela Jaymes. (more...)

Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy Join Philadelphia Theatre Company Board
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the election of playwright Terrence McNally and Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy to its Board of Directors. In their roles as newly-created Artists Board Members, McNally and Kirdahy will add a national artistic perspective to the Board's fiscal decision-making. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 6/15-7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Tumble down the rabbit hole with STAGES St. Louis this summer for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, Disney's Alice in Wonderland, June 15th - July 3rd, at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. This whimsical journey to a land beyond imagination is a fantastic adventure the whole family can enjoy! (more...)

Apple Union Square Highlights New Design Elements, Community Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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International Dance Piece PEARL to Launch North American Tour in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a successful run at Broadway's Lincoln Center in August 2015, Pearl, the Canadian-American-Chinese dance theatre spectacular, inspired by the life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck, begins its North American tour in Montreal. From June 14 to 18, there will be 5 nightly performances at 8pm in the Sandra and Leo Kolber Centre of the Imperial Theatre, located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles at 1432 Bleury. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Security Experts at AMAG, Cisco, EMC, GTX, G4S, ImageWare, NetWatcher, Route1 and FBI Veteran Steve Cocco Discuss Threats and Solutions on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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BET to Premiere Original Documentary STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Directed and produced by Laurens Grant (Black Panthers - Vanguard of the Revolution) and executive produced by actor/activist Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) the BET original documentary STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT,' will have its broadcast premiere on Thursday, May 26 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Karen Mason, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Coming to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce that Karen Mason, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch will be participating in OSTC's new CABaretFEST being held from June 24 - 26. (more...)

TV One to Premiere LOVE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: THE MIKI HOWARD STORY in June
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

TV ONE announced today Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story will premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m. ET (encore presentation at 9 p.m. ET). Starring Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq, Survivor's Remorse) in the title role and featuring a special cameo appearance from Grammy Award-nominated R&B songstress Miki Howard herself, this is the network's first-ever bio-pic inspired by TV One's signature series Unsung. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, in New York City. (more...)

Rooftop Films & House of Vans to Present NY Premieres of DANNY BROWN: LIVE AT THE MAJESTIC & LOS PUNKS: WE ARE ALL WE HAVE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

House of Vans, the cultural hub of the iconic Vans brand, in partnership with Rooftop Films, are excited to bring two memorable evenings of music and cinema to the House of Vans Brooklyn. Celebrating Rooftop Film's 20th Annual Summer Series and the on-going House of Vans global expansion, both entities will bring creativity to life under one roof with the world premiere of Andrew Cohn's documentary Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic and the New York debut of director Angela Boatwright's Los Punks: We Are All We Have. (more...)

OWN Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced its June 2016 programming highlights. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Vertical Player Repertory Disinters Pacini's MALVINA DI SCOZIA
by Richard Sasanow - May 16, 2016

As part of the New York Opera Fest, Brooklyn's scrappy Vertical Player Repertory ventured into Manhattan's Christ and St. Stephen's Church near Lincoln Center, bringing with it a true rarity: Giovanni Pacini's bel canto-ish MALVINA DI SCOZIA, which dates from 1851. And while it was good to hear a work that competed in its day with the operas of Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti (not to mention the up-and-coming Verdi), “rarity” isn't necessarily synonymous with “ready for prime time,” even in Vertical's spirited production. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Thursday, May 19, 2016
by - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Thursday, May 19, 2016! (more...)

Central Queens Academy Raises Nearly $355,000, Honors Hudson Yang, Jeff Yang, and Arnold & Porter Counsel Bruce D. Saber at 1st Spring Gala
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Central Queens Academy Charter School (CQA) - a public, tuition-free, college-preparatory school serving underserved students in one of New York City's most diverse neighborhoods - raised nearly $355,000 and honored Fresh Off the Boat star Hudson Yang, cultural critic and Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Yang, and distinguished real estate attorney Bruce D. Saber at its first-ever Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill Presents TWELVE ANGRY JURORS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill proudly presents TWELVE ANGRY JURORS adapted by Sherman L. Sergel based on the Emmy award-winning television movie Twelve Angry Men, the 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose for the CBS Studio One anthology television series. Twelve Angry Men was also a major motion picture, nominated for several Academy Awards and subsequently enjoyed great success on Broadway.  (more...)

BWW Review: Columbus Children's Theatre Breathes a Fresh New Life Into CATS
by Christina Mancuso - May 14, 2016

When a small Ohio theatre company continues to produce stars such as Josh Radnor, Steven Boyer, AJ Shively, Jessica Grove and more, it's no coincidence that they are something truly special. Not surprisingly, then, Columbus Children's Theatre has once again raised the bar in their spring musical, CATS, with their innovative vision and talent, which is second to none. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

BWW Fitness News: Atlanta Companies Launch Fit Company Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

On April 30, 2016 participants from companies located in the Atlanta area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member's current fitness level and earn points towards their company's overall score. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Cast of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Ken Fallin - May 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of  Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, Jessica Lange, and John Gallagher Jr.? in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

The Collective to Open 2016-17 with THE HAMLET PROJECT - ROUND VII
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Collective, a new Chicago Theatre Company, opens its 2016-17 season with its seventh installment of THE HAMLET PROJECT, directed by Riley McIlveen and Assistant Directed by Omer Abbas Salem. The Collective is dedicated to gender-, color-, and age-blind casting. (more...)

Audra McDonald Honored Today at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will celebrate six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

This Pride Season, Marriott Rewards Invites You To Share An Artistic Expression Of Love In Support Of Transgender Lives
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, Marriott Rewards is launching a creative movement to amplify support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community through a powerfully vibrant art installation that encourages everyone to see themselves and to be themselves. #LoveTravels' newest chapter will lend support directly to transgender lives and leaders through the dedication of the art installation. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre to Host P!NK: SUNG BY HER! Concert at Underground Lounge, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

? Firebrand Theatre is pleased to present P!NK: SUNG BY HER!, a tribute to celebrated music artist P!nk featuring some of Chicago's best female talent on Monday, May 30 at 7:30 pm (Memorial Day) at Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport in Chicago. P!NK: SUNG BY HER is conceived by Firebrand Co-Artistic Directors Danni Smith and Harmony France, directed by Danni Smith with music direction by Christopher Logan. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Receives $5.75 Million Total in Major Gifts
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

?Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the receipt of three major gifts to be put toward the Phase 2 capital campaign.  Judson and Joyce Green have pledged an additional $4 million to their initial $1 million gift, reaching $5 million in total giving to the arts center, while Jonathan and Krista Ledden have added $400,000 to their original $100,000 gift, totaling $500,000. Linda Downs and Angela Majors have together pledged $250,000. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5/21-6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America's most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (more...)

Rockwood Music Hall to Host Prince Tribute PURPLE REIGN This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Rockwood Music Hall is hosting an all-star tribute this Thursday, May 12th at 10:30PM. All proceeds will go to Urban Ventures: a faith-based nonprofit using the power of community to build a city without urban poverty supporting Minneapolis. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

BWW Review: Sport For Jove's Production Of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Continues To Question Society's Views On Women
by Jade Kops - May 11, 2016

Sport for Jove's interpretation of William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW highlights that society hasn't come that far since the 16th Century. (more...)

BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a Catch at Rainbow
by Marakay Rogers - May 11, 2016

The show that gave birth to bumbling detectives in ternchcoats is alive, well, and on stage at Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse. Catch it if you can. (more...)

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