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BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at the Stratford Festival is an Exhilarating Experience
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2017

The Stratford Festival's production of GUYS AND DOLLS opened on Tuesday night at the Festival Theatre and it is sure to be a hit. The performances, the glorious music, the set and lighting design, and the choreography all hit the right note and allow for a fantastic production to be enjoyed by all. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford Festival Opens its 65th Season with a Splendid Production of TWELFTH NIGHT
by Lauren Gienow - May 30, 2017

The 65th season of the Stratford Festival officially opened on Monday night with a production of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT. Director, Martha Henry has assembled a fabulous group of players and they do not disappoint. Just the thought of Geraint Wyn Davies, Tom Rooney, and Brent Carver sharing comedic scenes together had me rushing to the Festival Theatre to see this play. All three are as fantastic as one could hope for, but everyone else is equally as enchanting in their roles as well. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations - See All The Nominees!
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

BWW Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM! at ArtSpace presented by Acting Against Cancer
by Taylor Clemons - May 30, 2017

To my delight, the little known gem Tick, Tick… BOOM has made it's way back to Louisville in a wonderful production directed by Jordan Price. (more...)

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Those You've Known', SPRING AWAKENING
by Rona Kelly - May 29, 2017

It's an odd thing to say that one of my favourite musical songs is one which makes me cry. Even odder, in fact, that it's one which I couldn't bear to listen to for almost a year... (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling, Timely SIDE EFFECTS at Taffety Punk
by Roger Catlin - May 27, 2017

As Capitol Hill seems to talking nonstop about the state of American health care at a time when it all might change, a couple of one-man plays at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop was breaking down the issues in terms that are immediate, emotional and human. (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Gilbert Baker at Castro Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag (known affectionately as "The Gay Betsy Ross"), which became the international symbol for the LGBT community, died on March 31, 2017 in NYC. (more...)

Review Roundup: Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 26, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominee The Kentucky Cycle), opened in its New York premiere on May 21st at New World Stages for a limited engagement through July 9, 2017. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MIKADO, Richmond Theatre
by Gary Naylor - May 25, 2017

The Mikado is as much as ever in this all male version that showcases the great songs with some fine voices. (more...)

Edo Nyland Explores Origin of World's Main Languages
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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Smashburger Introduces Turkey Burger To National Menu
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Smashburger's latest menu innovation is also its newest way to burger. For the first time in the company's history, Smashburger will include turkey burgers alongside its existing menu line of iconic burger options. Now, Smashburger guests can craft their own unique turkey burger with Smashburger's full selection of premium specialty toppings, fresh produce and any one of its irresistible sides and hand-spun shakes. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME to Ring the Bells at Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and Disney animated feature, The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame starring Robert Newman playing June 13-25. (more...)

BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 9, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook closes out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET.   Experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical is performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

Scoop: RIVERDALE on THE CW - Friday, June 30, 2017
by - Jun 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 30, 2017! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Zachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. (more...)

BWW Review: The World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 7, 2017

In their ongoing effort to support new works, the Bay Street Theatre kicks off their 26th main stage season with the World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's latest musical The Man In The Ceiling. Running through June 25th, this endearing production, directed by Tony winner Jeffrey Seller, boasts a stellar cast and creative team. And judging by the very enthusiastic, packed house opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly. (more...)

Plunify Introduces Software to Minimize, Eliminate Performance Errors in FPGA Designs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

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BroadwayWorld Seeks Classical Music Contributors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Scoop: RIVERDALE on THE CW - Friday, July 14, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 14, 2017! (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 22, 2017

Following a successful 2015 run, that great white whale MOBY DICK has returned to Lookingglass in a highly physical, inventive, and visually compelling production that's fully in keeping with the company's aesthetic. David Catlin's adaptation of Herman Meville's sprawling novel surrounds audiences in the universe of those whalers on board the Pequod in search of that elusive creature. With Courtney O'Neill's artful and hand-crafted set design, the stage and audience reside in a whale 'skeleton,' which cleverly also becomes the structure of the ship. As Is common with Lookingglass productions, MOBY DICK also makes use of some talented, athletic performers who take on stunning acrobatic feats (choreography by The Actors Gymnasium's Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi). But like any voyage, Catlin's script has a number of slower, narration-heavy moments that lack much action. MOBY DICK vacillates between moments of captivating artistry combined with heightened physicality and lengthy stretches of pure narration. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Megan Flechaus COMING HOME Tour, Performs at Boulder Coffee Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Megan Flechaus has been called 'Austin's Rising Star' by Indie Pulse Music magazine (complete interview here). Professor Johnny P's Blogspot cited Megan's 'strong, expressive voice which is a delight to hear' in a stellar review of her aforementioned 2014 album, New.  Megan is a jazz, blues, and folk-influenced singer-songwriter who began writing and playing music when she was fifteen years old. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

Kris Putnam-Walkerly Named Number 7 of 'Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers' List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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BWW Review: Brilliant ReImagined OKLAHOMA! at 3-D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Jun 20, 2017

When Oklahoma! was first produced on Broadway in 1943 it became the first smash hit for  the newly formed collaborating team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and was also the first real book musical, preceded only by Showboat. It was a breakthrough musical, which when given a first-class production, is still, some 74 years later, without question, one of the greatest American musicals ever written. 'The Farmer and the Cowman' truly represents the philosophy of what America is all about, a unity and pride that is unmistakable. Oklahoma! is currently onstage in Redondo Beach, directed byT.J. Dawson, artistic director of 3-D Theatricals. He has beautifully succeeded in reimagining Oklahoma! for the 21st century. In the 40s it was not appropriate to portray racism onstage the way it clearly existed. Modern audiences, however, demand that musicals go a giant step further and explore life in all its complexities. I can thruthfully state that this Oklahoma! is quite unlike any production you have ever seen....and that means you should put it at the top of your must-see list. Our country has always been referred to as a melting pot culture. The expression rings in this produciton of Oklahoma! There's Ali Hakim (Drew Boudreau), the traveling pedlar, who sets his eyes on Ado Annie (Kelley Dorney). He is Persian. And in this production Jud Fry is African American (played by Rufus Bonds, Jr.). His hidden affections for Laurey (Julia Aks) are not only difficult for her to accept because of his low class, rough and cruel behavior, but being black in 1906 made you ... intolerable. Casting Fry as black adds a whole other dimension to the story. Fry seems beleaguered by previous war inju (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/1 - FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 2, 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 FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)

Brelby's Allegiance to THE PLEDGE Yields Magical Results
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jun 19, 2017

Megan O'Connor's The Pledge is a startlingly clever new play that opened last Friday at Historic Downtown Glendale's Brelby Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review: So Good It's Addictive...ACT 1's REEFER MADNESS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 19, 2017

'Over-the-top' and 'larger-than-life' are but two of the descriptive phrases that may be used in reference to both director Jason Lewis and his latest theatrical project Reefer Madness the Musical - and, in both instances, they are equally justified. In all honesty, who else better than he to helm a production of the thoroughly madcap and deliciously campy musical now onstage at Darkhorse Theater through this weekend as the final show of ACT 1's 2016-17 season? (more...)

CD Review: BLONDEL Original London Cast Album
by Nicky Sweetland - Jun 18, 2017

It's been over 10 years since the comedy musical Blondel was last seen on stage in London and with a new production about to open at the Union Theatre, Stage Door Records has released the Original London Cast album as a timely reminder of the wonderfully wacky show. (more...)

BWW Review: Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello Make For A Meatier SWEENEY TODD
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2017

The new Off-Broadway production of SWEENEY TODD just got a whole lot meatier.  No, the chef hasn't been adding more filling to the tasty meat pies audience members can enjoy before the performance.  The new reason for checking into the Barrow Street Theater is a chance to see two top shelf singer/actors, Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello, transform a production that opened in March as an amusing Grand Guignol melodrama into a deeply moving and gorgeously sung evening of thrilling musical theatre. (more...)

Scoop: RIVERDALE on THE CW - Friday, July 7, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 7, 2017! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 15, 2017

Closing out their wonderful 47th Season, Theatre Three offers a first-rate showing of the musical Saturday Night Fever. Based on the iconic 1977 movie and a story by Nik Cohn, this entertaining production, featuring songs by the Bee Gees, runs through June 24th at the charming Port Jefferson venue. This officially opened a few weeks ago and judging by the enthusiastic and still-packed house, you will certainly need to get your tickets quickly. (more...)

Bacon Supplier Goes All Natural, Holds Line on Price
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

"People want to serve their family natural products, but the jump in price is usually a real pinch on the budget. Plain and simple, I didn't want to accept that." And at Godshall's Quality Meats, President Mark Godshall was in a position to change it. Godshall's, which started as a local butcher shop in 1945, has grown to an international provisioner with its values intact. Its branded and private label products are on tables coast to coast and feature real meat, real wood smoked turkey bacon. (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Creative Cauldron Soars Down Yellow Brick Road for Magical WIZARD OF OZ in Falls Church
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

The beloved children's classic and vintage film musical THE WIZARD OF OZ has been enthralling audiences for decades. Creative Cauldron is doing its part to keep the magic of L. Frank Baum's story and the tuneful adaptation we all know and love alive with a magical production that puts a spell over the audience and transports them with imagination and heartfelt performances. (more...)

' VEON Announces Expected Satisfaction Of Financing Condition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

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BWW Review: "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" less than it should be at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Jun 13, 2017

Comedian Steve Martin has written a thought-provoking, clever script which gets a less than stellar production at Cleveland's Blank Canvas. It's not bad, just not what it could be. (more...)

VEON Announces Early Tender Results
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)

BWW Review: MODERN DANCE THEATER ISTANBUL MINI-FEST Liberates at Fulya Sanat
by Matt Hanson - Jun 12, 2017

A rare event at Fulya Sanat, home of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet's Modern Dance Theater Istanbul (MDTist), is the Mini-Fest, last produced for the stage in 2014, it returned 23-24 May last week with two technique classes, three workshops, a special show and six performances of new choreography.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE RETURN at Mosaic Theater's Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Return is a U.S. premiere, co-written by Palestinian-American playwright and performer Hanna Eady (who performed in Motti Lerner's The Admission, both in DC and Israel), and Seattle-based playwright Edward Mast. (more...)

BWW Review: ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE, Royal Court
by Marianka Swain - Jun 12, 2017

'My mother says you're tragedy personified,' reports a precocious child to Carol, who recently attempted suicide. It's typical of Alice Birch's harrowing new play, which wrings blistering humour as well as despair from its accomplished portrait of women in pain and their disconnect from those around them. (more...)

BWW Review: Hollywood Fringe Cheers HELLO AGAIN! THE SONGS OF ALLAN SHERMAN
by Don Grigware - Jun 12, 2017

Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman/conceived, written & produced by Linden Waddell/musical direction and accompaniment by Marjorie Poe/directed and choreographed by Janet Miller/Asylum @ Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre/remaining performances in June: Sunday 6/18 at 4 pm; Thursday 6/22 at 7 pm; and Saturday 6/24 at 11:30 am Sherman (below) (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Rocks, Really Rocks, at Cain Park
by Roy Berko - Jun 11, 2017

If you are a fanatic for rock and roll, especially from the genre's golden age, you will absolutely love "Rock of Ages." "Oh Sherrie," "The Search is Over," as you'll think it's "Just like Paradise" and believe that you are in "Heaven," having "Nothin' But a Good Time," which is pretty darn good! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

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