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Photo Coverage: Tony Bennett Cheers Antonia Bennett Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 24, 2017

'You were good Antonia' were the first words Tony Bennett said to his daughter after her Cafe Carlyle debut last night.. and father surely knows best in this case.  (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TEMPEST Closes Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Run at Race Street
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Tempest, the last of William Shakespeare's great romances, will close out Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's run at their theater on Race Street. The production, running April 28 - May 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: Antonia Bennett Brings a Lifetime of Performing to Café Carlyle in Venue Debut
by Karis Rogerson - May 18, 2017

Antonia Bennett, daughter of Tony Bennett and accomplished vocalist in her own right, is a lifelong performer. Since she "could walk and talk," according to her bio, Bennett has been performing with artists of legendary status: Rosemary Clooney, Regis Philbin, and, of course, her father. For the last 10 years, she has served as Tony's opening act in live shows and, in addition, has performed duets with him, including on his holiday album, A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS. On May 23, Bennett will make her Cafe Carlyle debut in New York with a set comprised of selections from the American Songbook, a perfect fit for her inherited charm and too-cool demeanor, paired with her uniquely coy voice. (more...)

Photo Flash: PUNTS at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man's sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it. Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts - produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms. (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. 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...)

ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities. Check out trailers for the new shows below! (more...)

Full Company Announced for THE CONDUCT OF LIFE by Maria Irene Fornés
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hero Theatre announced the full company for its upcoming production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban-American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela. (more...)

Watch Promos for New ABC Shows Coming in 2017-18 Season!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

Yesterday, ABC announced several series orders for its upcoming 2017-18 television season. Later in the day, the network shared teaser video at the newest entries. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sarah Page's PUNTS at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts - produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms. (more...)

Digicel Announces Pricing and Commitments for US$1,255 Million of Term Loans With Demand for Facilities More Than Twice Oversubscribed
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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Handel and Haydn Society Gives First New York City Performance in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

In addition to its New York appearance this spring and its regular concert series in Boston, Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society also return this summer to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires, for the first time since 1991. Christophers leads Purcell's The Fairy Queen with 21 players, 18 choristers, two soloists, and a narrator, on Wednesday, August 9 at 8 p.m. at Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood campus. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond Slates Live Ideas Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

A special highlight of the 2016-2017 New York Live Arts season is its annual interdisciplinary humanities festival Live Ideas. For the 2017 edition, Mx'd Messages, trans-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond curates a series examining the idea of a world without binaries. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Irish Rep Extends Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, which will now run through May 21. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES began performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on March 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful and Talented Musical Revue Will Make You ROAR
by Ilana Lifshitz - Mar 31, 2017

ROAR, standing for "Rock On American Resurrection," roared to life Thursday at its opening night at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood. In contrast to the intimate, quaint setting of a lobby no larger than my living room and a house whose maximum capacity has to be close to 100, ROAR made me (and probably the rest of the audience) feel like I was at a protest concert during the '60s (Act I) and '80s (Act II). (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-17 Season Concludes with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its 59th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's delightful comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance  April 22, 26, 28, 29, and 30 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. High res production and artists' photos can be downloaded here . (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: MindGamers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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Review Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

L.A. Opera presented TALES OF HOFFMANN, now playing through April 15th. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE and More to Close Theatre and Dance at Wayne's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne concludes its 2016-2017 Season with three productions that showcase the scope of the program's dramatic capabilities. (more...)

Photo Flash: Windmills and Poetry Fill Capitol City Opera's Man of La Mancha
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) will endeavor to "dream the impossible dream" with Man of La Mancha, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Cervantes' epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are available online at CCITYOPERA.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Atlanta (more...)

DIE BRUECKEN AM FLUSS - Das Broadway-Musical The Bridges of Madison County mit Christian Alexander Mueller, Maike Switzer und Roberta Valentini
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 24, 2017

Die Brucken am Fluss - Das Broadway-Musical The Bridges of Madison County - Heartmade Productions bringt gemeinsam mit der Stadthalle Chemnitz das Broadway-Musical auf die Chemnitzer Buhne (more...)

ROMEO + JULIET to Join Watermill's TWELFTH NIGHT on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following an incredibly successful 2016 run at The Watermill Theatre, Paul Hart's Romeo + Juliet will be performed in repertoire alongside a brand new production of Twelfth Night.  This exciting national tour celebrates the theatre's 50th anniversary.  (more...)

Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Acclaimed singer Antonia Bennett makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, May 23 - June 3. (more...)

Berry College Theatre Company Presents THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On April 4-9, the Berry College Theatre Company (BCTC) will perform William Shakespeare's The Tempest in Blackstone Hall on Berry College's campus. (more...)

Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé to Join Plácido Domingo and Sondra Radvanovsky at L.A. Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that soprano Diana Damrau and bass-baritone Nicolas Teste will join him and Sondra Radvanovsky for a one-night-only concert on April 1, 2017, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Bring His Legendary Charm to Fabulous Fox Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Fox Concerts presents TONY BENNETT, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

Crown City Theatre to Stage ROAR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Crown City Theatre Company presents, ROAR, Rock on American Resurrection, directed by Antonia Bogdanovich and beginning performances March 24th for an opening on March 30th. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Will Be Honored at Cielo Gala 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actor Javier Muñoz, star of Broadway's hit show Hamilton and HIV/AIDS activist, will be recognized with the 2017 Ilka Award, at the Latino Commission on AIDS' Annual Cielo gala to be celebrated Friday, April 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (more...)

Kate Aldrich, So Young Park and Liv Redpath join Diana Damrau in the Cast of THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

LA Opera has announced new casting details for the company's production of The Tales of Hoffmann, which stars tenor Vittorio Grigolo and opens on March 25. (more...)

Roy Mitchell's CARE Revived with an Ethnically Diverse Cast at the Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Angus Mackay Foundation is proud to present the revival of Care by Roy Mitchell (co-creator of New Tricks), originally presented at the Royal Court Upstairs, which has been revived with an ethnically diverse cast.  (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra And Conductor Vladimir Spivakov To Come To Carnegie Hall, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, who recently sold out a concert at the Barbican Center in London, return to Carnegie Hall onWednesday, June 7 at 8 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. (more...)

TRU to Host Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C. (more...)

Tony Bennett Headlines his 30th Ravinia Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

On August 3rd TONY BENNETT, the master interpreter of The Great American Songbook, will celebrate his 91st Birthday! On SATURDAY evening, AUGUST 4th, at 8:30 PM, the beloved music icon will once again headline under the RAVINIA stars for his 30th spectacular season. He first performed at the renowned suburban Chicago venue (America's oldest outdoor music festival) in the summer of 1984! (more...)

Brandon Carlisle to Release His Latest Novel 'A Woman of Quiet Strength' on Amazon Kindle at the End of April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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PUNTS by Sarah Page to Play Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man's sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it. Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts - produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Hawaii (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Atlanta (more...)

TRU to Host 'Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing' Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C. (more...)

Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett to Make Smith Center Debut in 'George Bugatti's Piano Bar'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Hawaii (more...)

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA Dares to Dream at The Georgetown Palace Theatre
by Scott Shipman - Apr 16, 2017

The show, for those unfamiliar, is inspired by the seventeenth century literary masterpiece Don Quixote and its author Miguel de Cervantes. It is not a faithful retelling of that work, but rather presented as a play within a play as we see Cervantes himself and his fellow prisoners performing his story as they await trial by the Spanish Inquisition. (more...)

MasterVoices' 2017 Spring Benefit Raises More Than $275,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) raised more than $275,000 atits annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club on Thursday, March 30.  (more...)

MasterVoices' 2017 Spring Benefit Raised More Than $275,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) raised more than $275,000 at its annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club on Thursday, March 30. To view photos of the event, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44778923@N06/sets/72157679237533394/ (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C. For full details of curriculum and faculty, visit http://truonline.org/events/weekend-intensive-2017/. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Bids Farewell to Race Street Theater with Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Tempest, the last of William Shakespeare's great romances, will close out Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's run at their theater on Race Street. The production, running April 28 - May 20, 2017, will be co-directed by Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips and Associate Artistic Director Sara Clark, and Director of Creative Education and Outreach Jeremy Dubin.  The production will feature founding company member Nicholas Rose as Prospero. The production is generously sponsored by Barnes Dennig, LPK, PNC, Towne Properties, and Murphy Landen Jones PLLC. The season is sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, ArtsWave, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

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