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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and more! (more...)

Kent County Council to Match Jasmin Vardimon Company's Grant for New Creative Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Grants totalling more than £11 million for arts projects across the county have been welcomed by Kent County Council. The money comes from Arts Council England through its National Portfolio, which covers the next four years. (more...)

BWW Review: Jivin' AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is All Singing and Dancing at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jul 8, 2017

"Ain't Misbehavin'" is a musical-review which will be of interest to those who like 1920 and 30's Harlem Renaissance swing music. Be aware that the show, though nicely performed, has over 30 songs and no story line. (more...)

Guest Blog: Passport to China - Day 3
by Guest Blogger: Passport to Broadway - Jul 6, 2017

Last year, the American International School of Guangzhou converted an on-campus warehouse into a gorgeous 497-seat theatre. It still smells of fresh wood and polish. Yesterday we moved from the dance studio into the theatre for the remainder of our rehearsals. (more...)

Dezart Performs Announces An Exciting And Provocative Tenth Anniversary Season
by David Green - Jul 6, 2017

Dezart Performs celebrates its tenth anniversary season with aFor its provocative line-up of theatrical productions designed to entertain, engage and stimulate audiences. In announcing the 2017/2018 line-up of productions, Artistic Director Michael Shaw commented, 'It's an incredibly exciting time for Dezart Performs as we announce our new season and look ahead in celebration of our 10th Anniversary. Coming off of an amazingly successful past season, we have challenged ourselves to continue providing bold, provocative, quality productions never-before seen in the Coachella Valley." (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Opening Number from the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2017

The winners of the ninth annual JIMMY® AWARDS were determined and announced just last week, June 26, 2017, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This life-changing event was hosted by 2017 Tony Award® winner Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

VIDEO: Hillary & Bill Clinton Greeted with Rousing Applause at OSLO Performance
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton took in a performance of the Tony winning play OSLO on Sunday, July 2nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Premieres at The Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

More than 25,000 turned out for the Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops on June 24th in Wilcox Park. The main attraction for the event was the premiere of Chorus Alum John Tafone's upcoming new musical the Count of Monte Cristo. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017


Photo Flash: Molly Pope is SECOND TO NUN at Zeiders American Dream Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Zeiders American Dream Theater presents the world premiere new musical, Second To Nun, running June 29 through August 5, 2017. Opening night was Saturday, July 1, coinciding with Canada's 150th Anniversary. Performances continue Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GODFATHER IN CONCERT at Tilles Center At LIU Post: A production "you can't refuse"
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 5, 2017


Major Attaway, Glory Crampton, and More to Lead A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Alexandra Socha Bares Her Soul in Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Matthew Blank - Jul 3, 2017

June 28 at Feinstein's/54 Below was one of contrasts, honesty, and raw emotion. When Alexandra Socha took to the stage in FINDING HOME, her venue debut, at 9:30 at night, the house was already noticeably buzzing with a remarkable energy from her friends and fans. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 Celebrates Opening Night at Paris Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Last night, the sensational cast and crew of Las Vegas' newest stage production, CIRCUS 1903 celebrated their opening night performance at Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas. Featuring the world's most talented performers and breathtaking puppeteering, the new resident production transported the filled room of invited guests and theatergoers back to the golden age of circus with thrilling acts and all of the nostalgia that made the era one to never forget. (more...)

Gather the Ladies for GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL at bergenPAC This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

bergenPAC presentes Girls Night: The Musical on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 26, 2017

Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, otherwise known as Za Za and the star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges' son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. (more...)

BWW Review: Samantha Barks Brings Broadway, Bieber, and Breakups to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York Solo Debut
by Matthew Blank - Jul 26, 2017

This past weekend, as the Isle of Man's Samantha Barks made her much-anticipated United States solo debut, I saw a performer whose presence and voice created a thrill. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Britney in 'John'
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2017

BWW speaks to Britney about bringing John to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: HUCK FINN - GUEST OF THE WINDING WIND at Just Off Broadway Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jul 25, 2017

Props and Costumes are the high points. The playwright should reread Huck Finn (more...)

BWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz
by Jessica Vanek - Jul 24, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas (more...)

BWW Review: Rivertown Leads Audiences Under the Sea in A Magical Rendition of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 24, 2017

If you need a break from this summer's wet 'n wild weather, swim on over to Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts for some inside fun as you enjoy their last show of the 2016-2016 season: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

BWW Review: A Glittering, Historic Joint Production of Balanchine's JEWELS by the Paris Opera Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Bolshoi
by Sondra Forsyth - Jul 24, 2017

From July 20th to 23rd 2017 as part of the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC, three of the world's greatest ballet companies danced together for the first time ever in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the premiere of George Balanchine's plotless evening –length masterpiece, Jewels, as well as the 50th anniversary of the festival itself. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theater
by Samuel Weber - Jul 24, 2017

Firehouse Theater once again takes a bite of a huge show with Pippin - and though at time it felt like more than the space was prepared to chew, some great comedic timing and a strong supporting cast make the evening a fun one. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Crosby Theatre, Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jul 23, 2017

On July 21, 2017, Santa Fe Opera presented Ron Daniels' production of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto work, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Beginning with a storm and several huge rainbows, the open sides of Santa Fe Opera's Crosby Theatre allowed the audience to watch the sun set as the orchestra played the opera's overture. Based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR, the opera tells the story of a young woman who loses her reason when forced to marry a man she does not love. (more...)

Women's March Born SAJEELA KERSHI: FIGHTS LIKE A GIRL! Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women's March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that means elbowing Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. (more...)

GOOD & KISSED Set for Encore at MITF This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

GOOD & KISSED by Miranda Jonte has been extended after its initial two-show run earlier this month. (more...)

BWW Review: Teens Prove Talent Is Ageless As They Bring DOG SEES GOD To Hollywood
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions Present DOG SEES GOOD at The Blank Theater in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jonah Platt, the production is fresh off its run from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their Encore performance takes place this upcoming weekend at The Blank Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: HBO Hosts Star-Studded Houston Premiere Event at White Oak Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

On Wednesday, July 19th, the City of Houston became the epicenter of the entertainment world as it played host to an exclusive screening premiere event for HBO's hit shows Ballers and Insecure at White Oak Music Hall, one of Houston's most buzzed about new venues. Talent from each show, London Brown (Reggie) and Jazmyn Simon (Julie Greane) from Ballers, and Amanda Seales (Tiffany) and Natasha Rothwell (Kelli) from Insecure, attended the premiere and conducted interviews with local media outlets in advance of the screenings of the first episodes of each show's new season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Steps First! BANDSTAND Continues Music Lessons, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Bandstand continues the music lessons and it looks like they're going...well. Meanwhile companies from near and far celebrate Canada's birthday! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW Interview: DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 19, 2017

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage. (more...)

First Strouse & Adams Musical A POUND IN YOUR POCKET to Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series. (more...)

New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Coming to Theater at St. Clement's This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street).  The official opening will be on August 17th at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Review: gina Breedlove Welcomes You Home In Her Intimate, Vibrant Performance at Joe's Pub
by Jamara Wakefield - Jul 17, 2017

As singer-songwriter gina Breedlove took the stage at Joe's Pub, an audience member exclaimed, 'Welcome home, gina.' This roused a warm Applause and a chorus of audiences members verbally welcoming the Brooklyn native home to the venue. (more...)

Mission Accomplished! OSLO Takes its Final Broadway Bow Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 16, 2017

Today, July 16, Oslo concludes its Broadway run after an extension on its limited engagement at the Lincoln Center Theatre. Take a look at the show's journey on Broadway below! (more...)

Kids of Mount Tabor Arts Summer Camp to Present SEUSSICAL JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

For kids to believe in themselves, we need to believe in them first.  Local kids at the Mount Tabor Arts summer camp are pouring their hearts into preparing 'Seussical Jr.,' a colorful and fun melting pot of the best of Dr. Seuss and the first youth performance of the newly launched Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative. (more...)

BWW Review: Idina Menzel in Concert at Jacobs Pavilion
by Roy Berko - Jul 16, 2017

Menzel's openness to the audience, her kid-inclusiveness, courtesy to her joint performers and fine singing voice, made for a fine evening of entertainment. Applause, Applause! (more...)

BWW Review: In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than Ever
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2017

A folk-singing black man with an optimistic view of America looks back at our nation's history of angry white people finding no better way to cope with their grievances than by firing a gun at the president. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch High Schoolers Sing Out in This Year's Jimmy Awards Medleys!
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2017

The winners of the ninth annual JIMMY® AWARDS were just determined and announced at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This life-changing event was hosted by 2017 Tony Award® winner Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Sandra Hale
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to Sandra Hale about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Self Helpless. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Brooklyn's Ryan Repertory Tours SINGING FOR THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Brooklyn based Ryan Repertory Company, now in its 45th season, and Family Music Centers are proud to present Singing For The Boys. In a "performance that never was but should have been" Al Jolson, Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin come together in 1943 at the Palace Theatre in New York City for a one-night benefit performance to support the overseas war effort and to entertain the troops. Through their signature hit songs and popular songs of the period the audience is taken on a personal journey that reveals what made these three performers truly legendary and what made them so very human, both onstage and backstage. A must see theatrical and musical experience!!!   (more...)

Encore presents HAIRSPRAY at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Hairspray, produced by Encore Cast Performing Arts, onstage at the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts July 22-23. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch High Schoolers Tribute James M. Nederlander at the Jimmy Awards!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2017

Below, check out a special tribute to James M. Nederlander featuring Sam Bennett, Briley Blade, Trey Caperton, Jack D'Angelo, Seamus Foley, Eric Garden, Ian Hayes, Levi Hopkins, Nathan Keffer, Lane Mogen, Joey Myers, Ramone Nelson, Patrick Shannon, Nathan Sink, Jacob Swanson, Cameron Vargas, William Webster, Stephanie Ainsworth, Grace Auer, Laurel Bollard, Elon Tobias, Shelby Ennis, Kayla Fallick, Briana Fleming, Sophia Rose Franklin, Hatty King, Jessica Lewis, Jaynie Parmenter, Morgan Roberts, Adriel Salinas, Marisa Spahn, Jilian Strattman, Adeline Tourondel, Liz Valentin. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASON
by Greer Firestone - Jul 11, 2017

In late May The Grand/Playhouse Management staged a Preview Party announcing the season in the 3 venues which includes the 300 seat baby grand. Included in the event were announcements regarding The Grand's resident companies: DE Symphony, First State Ballet and OperaDE. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND at Folksbiene
by Amy Oestreicher - Jul 10, 2017

103 seasons and going strong - and not just because of nostalgia. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has reimagined 'Amerike - The Golden Land', the 1984 musical by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, appropriately running near Ellis Island. Weaving incredible stories with fantastic songs, multimedia and choreography, the show creates a dynamic portrayal of the Jewish people who immigrated to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, much like my own grandparents. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE AND OTHER LURES by Dr. Dour & Peach At Capital Fringe Festival
by Jenny Minich - Jul 10, 2017

Love and Other Lures is a truly original, DC-based (there's good monster-watching here) comedic enterprise with the capacity to just keep giving to anyone who craves an alternate reality in which love with a monster is possible, if deadly. (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

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