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Photo Flash: First Look at David Pittsinger, Talia Thiesfield, Brian Michael Hoffman and More in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

MAN OF LA MANCHA opened September 7th at the Ivoryton Playhouse to tears and laughter and thunderous applause, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

Sneak Peek - MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP REALITY STARS Returns to WE tv, 10/7
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

WE tv's hit series, 'MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP REALITY STARS,' is back Friday, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT. Watch a sneak peek below! (more...)

International Cabaret Artist Craig Pomranz Releases Children's Book on Bullying, MADE BY RAFFI; Plus Song Download!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

 International cabaret artist, Craig Pomranz, has just released a book on diversity and bullying called MADE BY RAFFI, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain. (more...)

Alton Brown to Host CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: TOURNAMENT OF TERROR, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Trick or treating takes on a new meaning this fall with the five-episode primetime event CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: TOURNAMENT OF TERROR, beginning Today, September 28th (more...)

Iggy Pop Life Class Opens November 4, 2016 at the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

In Iggy Pop Life Class, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller uses the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with Iggy Pop as model and subject. The resulting drawings, created by twenty-two participating artists, will be shown at the Brooklyn Museum from November 4, 2016, to March 26, 2017. Along with works depicting the male body selected from the Museum's historical collections, the exhibition examines shifting cultural representations of masculinity across history.   (more...)

Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

Sarah Jones Stars in SELL/BUY/DATE, Starting Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night). (more...)

New Museum and NEON to Present IDEASCITYATHENS Conference, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New York, NY...Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum and Cofounder of IdeasCity, is pleased to announce the program and featured participants of IdeasCity Athens, which will be held in partnership with NEON, a nonprofit contemporary art organization based in Athens, Greece. (more...)

Ana Mendiet Exhibition ENERGY CHARGE on View at ASU Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Galerie Lelong is pleased to announce the opening of Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta at the Arizona State University Art Museum. (more...)

Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival Premieres TEMPLANZA, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival proudly presents the local debut of Mercedes Amaya Company,September 16 & 17, 2016, 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Helmed by the niece of legendary Gypsy flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, this ensemble of artists from Mexico and Spain will dazzle in Templanza, a sensuous journey through the history of flamenco and its Gitano origins. Each evening will also feature a special opening performance: On September 16, Saskatoon's celebrated ¡ARTE! Flamenco will share the evocative De Cal, Canto y Arena; On September 17, Vancouver's own Flamenco Rosario will start the night with their playful Flamenqueando. Tickets will go on sale August 13. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Announces The Byer Legacy Celebration, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet announces The Byer Legacy Celebration on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30pm at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, NYC, to celebrate the 70th birthday of NYTB Founder & Artistic Director, Diana Byer during the company's Fall 2016 Danspace Project season. (more...)

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS - Today, September 14, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on CRIMINAL MINDS, airing on CBS today, September 14, 2016! (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will present a new installment of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, NYC, 10003) on October 6 and 8, 2016 at 8pm, as part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS series*.  The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.   (more...)

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS - Today, September 10, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on CRIMINAL MINDS, airing on CBS today, September 10, 2016! (more...)

Brooklyn Gypsies Collective and The Performing Garage Present !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Writer and actor Modesto 'Flako' Jimenez performs his autobiographical and uncompromising collection of poetry, Oye Para mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen For My Dear Brooklyn.) Hiding out in his abuelita's bathroom, Flako, a young Dominican man, escapes into the memories of losing his culture and self to the gentrified blocks of Bushwick. Oye For My Dear Brooklyn is performed in both English and Spanish through a series of poems, video projections, and music. Lyrical and savage, Flako's poetry is populated with immigrants, drug dealers, condoritos, tiguerasos, mothers and sons, all asking the same question, "What's my moral worth?" (more...)

BWW Interview: Ophelia Lovibond On THE LIBERTINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Actress Ophelia Lovibond has done a range of screen roles, from beleaguered Izzy in W1A to Elementary, Guardians of the Galaxy and new Sky 1 series Hooten & The Lady. Now, she's making her West End debut, playing 17th-century actress Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine opposite Dominic Cooper as the infamous Earl of Rochester. (more...)

Sneak Peek - MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP REALITY STARS Returns to WE tv, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

WE tv's hit series, 'MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP REALITY STARS,' is back Today, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT. Watch a sneak peek below! (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet's 2016-17 Season Announces Repertory Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Announces 2016-17 Season New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2016-17 season, which will include repertory performances throughout the year. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will present a new installment of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, NYC, 10003) on October 6 and 8, 2016 at 8pm, as part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS series*.  The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.   (more...)

The Performing Garage Presents Brooklyn Gypsies' Production of !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Writer and actor Modesto 'Flako' Jimenez performs his autobiographical and uncompromising collection of poetry, Oye Para mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen For My Dear Brooklyn.) Hiding out in his abuelita's bathroom, Flako, a young Dominican man, escapes into the memories of losing his culture and self to the gentrified blocks of Bushwick. (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, November 15, 2016
by - Oct 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, November 15, 2016! (more...)

Cuban Female Artists Showcased in Lowe's Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Lowe Art Museum unveils a collection of works by foremost Cuban female artists on November 3, 2016. Titled Unconscious Thoughts Animate the World: Selections from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, the exhibition comprises thirty works that span the last five decades of Cuban history and communicate the island-nation's cultural heritage, as well as notions of collective and individual identity. An Opening Reception will be held on November 3 from 7 to 9 pm, with talks by two of the artists from the exhibition, Sandra Ramos and Clara Morera. Tickets to the Opening ($12.50, free for Lowe members) can be purchased online at rsvp.lowemuseum.org. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

ABC Rings in the Holidays with Series & Specials All Season Long
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

ABC will ring in the holidays with series and specials all season long, celebrating warmth, fun and family. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, ABC will be the place to go 'Home for the Holidays.' (more...)

The Friends of the BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Kicks Off Music Season and the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra celebrated the beginning of the music season and commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution at the Hungarian Consulate on October 19th. (more...)

BWW Review: DRACULA is an Exceptionally Haunting Success at the Hilberry Theatre!
by Katie Laban - Oct 25, 2016

Eerily set in the streets of Victorian London, the fantastic cast of the Hilberry Theatre's Dracula company keeps the audience on edge through their exceptional story telling of Bram Stoker's well-known tale in this newly revised adaptation that is unlike any other. It is a version faithful to the original Gothic thriller filled with terror, intrigue, romance, and the struggle between Good and Evil, which leaves no doubt in the mind of the audience that they have witnessed an exceptional piece of Michigan theatre. (more...)

Sex Sells! Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night), will extend by one week at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: The Rep's MAN OF LA MANCHA Soars to Inspirational Heights
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 2, 2016

Everyone eventually wishes for an impossible dream to be fulfilled-In a musical where that song, 'The Impossible Dream,' continues to inspire an audience, Milwaukee Repertory stellar Man of La Mancha opened the final weeks of September and proved why the musical won five 1966 Tony Awards. The first production in the Quadracci Powerhouse season, the iconic musical written by Dale Wasserman combined with brilliant music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion transforms Cervantes groundbreaking novel into a two hour, no intermission musical set in the dungeons of the 16th century Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes and his servant Sancho Panza must prove their worth to their prison mates. To do so, the pair performs the poet's 'Man of La Mancha' in the Spanish dungeon, where all the prisoners participate as actors, which eventually awakens the impossible dream inside those attending in the audience (more...)

Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE World Premiere Opens Tonight at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night), opens tonight, October 18, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Guitarist Jason Vieaux Performs 'Solo Bach' with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform J.S. Bach's Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 5pm in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway), presented by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. (more...)

MTC Extends VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that both of Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed fall productions playing at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): Vietgone at Stage I and Sell/Buy/Date at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II are extending due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Spend A Night Out with TWELFTH NIGHT in the Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Well-loved purveyor of enthralling outdoor theatre, the Australian Shakespeare Company (ASC) returns this summer with a new production of one of Shakespeare's greatest comic masterpieces, Twelfth Night. (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Theatre Coup d'Etat to Present THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, The Crucible tells the story of a community consumed by fear, hatred, and a lust for power. John Proctor, a well-respected farmer, ends an ill-fated affair with his servant, Abigail. Spurned by the rejection of her first love, Abigail rebels by meeting with other young women to dance and explore the occult in the woods. They are caught, and through their effort to avoid juvenile punishment, the young women are used as a pawns by the fear-mongering patriarchs of the village to steal property from other surrounding landowners like Proctor. Weaponizing biblical teachings, utilizing fear-based rhetoric, and abusing their own political power, the religious leaders drive the community into a panicked frenzy that ultimately condemns 19 innocent men and women to their death. (more...)

A NEW BRAIN Opens at the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Nora Q. Thomas directs a William Finn and James Lapine's musical "A New Brain" running Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 11, 2016. (more...)

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen des Theater Basel im Dezember 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Wir mochten Sie uber die Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen des Theater Basel im Dezember 2016 informieren. (more...)

Copious Love Productions Premieres THE UNTITLED PLAY ABOUT ART SCHOOL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

When Amy Antonia fails to show up for her thesis presentation and it is blamed on her depression/anxiety, she is threatened with expulsion from Whetmore's College of Performing Arts. Meanwhile, in Ancient Greece, a carnivorous beast has escaped Echo's watchful eye and is hungry for blood. As Echo and Amy's friends continue to betray them and bystanders are devoured, they must decide whether to give up on theatre while they still can, or burn everything to the ground and start over. The Untitled Play About Art School is a very harsh comedy following an unbreakable friendship that tries to find a way to heal when all hope seems lost. (more...)

THE WORK OF THE DEAD Wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

TORONTO, ON - The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced tonight at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. Now in its ninth year, the Cundill Prize is one of the world's most lucrative international awards for a nonfiction book. The Work of the Dead took home the top prize of US$75,000. (more...)

Sneak Peek: Robert Irvine & More Set for THE PRICE IS RIGHT's Chef's Food Week!
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Get ready for your Thanksgiving feast with THE PRICE IS RIGHT. The show will be hosting a special Chef's Food Week in the days leading up to Thanksgiving featuring celebrity chefs Antonia Lofaso, Duff Goldman, and Robert Irvine. (more...)

Zooga Yoga, First Kids Yoga Franchise, Expands with South Bay Location
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Los Angeles-based Zooga Yoga, the first kids yoga franchise in the U.S., has pioneered a new generation of affordable pay-per-class programs, membership programs and school and community based enrichment programs where kids and kids at heart learn to lead healthier and happier lives through yoga and announced today, their expansion to South Bay and the grand opening of their new Culver City-based flagship location. Zooga Yoga Culver City will open at its new location on Monday, November 28 and Zooga Yoga South Bay, their first franchise location, will roll out their mats for the first time in December, 2016. (more...)

Protein Dance's MAY CONTAIN FOOD Embarks on Final Leg of UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a UK tour that started at the Lowry before a three week run at The Place in the Spring and has spanned the country, May Contain Food is embarking on the final leg of its tour with a date in Stockton on the 24th November, and two London dates: artsdepot on the 26th, and then finishes at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 6th as part of Spitalfields Music Festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 14, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. The production will now run through December 18, 2016 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

PIPES OF CHRISTMAS Festive Annual Concerts to Return This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Pipes of Christmas annual concerts return for an eighteenth season with performances in New York on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, and in Summit, New Jersey on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church. (more...)

We tv to Premiere New Season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP REALITY STARS, 1/6
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

WE tv's hit series, 'MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP REALITY STARS,' is back Friday, January 6 at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

Alton Brown to Host CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: TOURNAMENT OF TERROR, Beg. 9/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Trick or treating takes on a new meaning this fall with the five-episode primetime event CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: TOURNAMENT OF TERROR, beginning Wednesday, September 28th (more...)

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