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Handel and Haydn Society to Open Bicentennial Season on 10/10 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H), led by Artistic Director Harry Christophers, opens the 2014-2015 Bicentennial Season on October 10 and 12 with the joyous program, Baroque Fireworks! H+H turns 200. The celebration continues with performances of historically significant works that H+H introduced to American audiences in the 19th century (Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and Haydn's Creation). The Bicentennial Season culminates in the spring and summer with an interactive exhibit at the Boston Public Library exploring H+H's history, a world premiere work by prominent American composer Gabriela Lena Frank, and a free outdoor performance of Beethoven's epic Ninth Symphony ('Ode to Joy'). (more...)

Bach Choir of Bethlehem Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, one of America's most beloved and revered musical institutions, has announced plans for 2014-2015 which will culminate in the 108th Bach Choir Festival in May 2015. Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld, now in his 32rd year at the helm of the Bach Choir, will again lead the Choir, Festival Orchestra, and illustrious soloists in numerous engaging programs throughout the season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/26/14 - SWEENEY TODD, DISGRACED, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS as part of Live From Lincoln Center, ANNIE kicks off its national tour today, DISGRACED begins previews tomorrow, and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Sunday! (more...)

The Skivvies Join Calderwood Pavilion 10th Anniversary Celebration Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Skivvies, the 'hot musical duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mashups, and, of course, highly toned displays of skin' (The New York Times), will entertain the Huntington Theatre Company's invited guests on Monday, September 29 at the rededication of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. They replace the previously announced Lea DeLaria who had to withdraw unexpectedly due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Huntington to Celebrate Calderwood Pavilion's 10th Anniversary, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

On September 29, 2014, the Huntington Theatre Company will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a private rededication ceremony and celebration. The Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA is the Huntington's home for new play development and provides a much-needed resource for the local theatre community by offering a world-class facility and services at rates subsidized by the Huntington to dozens of Boston's small and mid-sized theatre companies. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

The Man Behind the Curtain for NNE Rep's ARMS AND THE MAN, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2014

For its tenth season, the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNE Rep) presents George Bernard Shaw's romantic comedy Arms and the Man on the Sawyer Center stage at Colby-Sawyer College. In this delicious romantic confection, Shaw's barbed wit targets themes of love, honor, and illusions, and serves up laughs aplenty at the foibles of human nature. NNE Rep's production of Arms and the Man will run for seven performances from June 5th through June 14th. (more...)

Retro Productions Opens AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Throughout the 2013-2014 season Retro Productions has been workshopping Christie Perfetti Williams full length play, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE. Born out of the Retro Productions 20th Century Salon in the fall of 2012, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE will have its World Premiere in May 2014 and is being directed by DeLisa White. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Holds Season 36 Spotlight Ball Honoring Mikhail Baryshnikov
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of the world's premier dance organizations, together with event chair Richard L. Rodesand Meg Siegler Callahan, chair of Hubbard Street's board of directors, hosted the Season 36 Spotlight Ball on Monday, May 19 at theFairmont Chicago Millennium Park. (more...)

San Diego Opera to be Audited by Attorney General
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

KPBS reports that the San Diego Opera is now being audited by the California attorney general following the announcement that it will be saved. (more...)

Carnegie in Concert Presents BIRDIE TO BRICE: 50 YEARS OF CARMON DELEONE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Tonight, May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm, the 2013-14 Carnegie in Concert season continues with the celebration of Carmon DeLeone's half century of musical influence and achievement. (more...)

Dr. William M. Griswold Named the 10th Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold's confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of the institution, which recently completed a historic and comprehensive $350 million expansion project on time and under budget. As it approaches its 2016 centennial anniversary, the Cleveland Museum of Art is renown for the quality and breadth of its collection and its historic role as a leading American museum. (more...)

Paul Rudd, Cynthia Nixon and Francesca Faridany Set to Lead DEAR ALBERT at World Science Festival on 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Actors Paul Rudd, Cynthia Nixon and Francesca Faridany will open the 7th Annual World Science Festival (www.worldsciencefestival.com) with a performance of Alan Alda's reading for the stage, Dear Albert. (more...)

Glenn Close to Return to Broadway Opposite Lithgow, Duncan, Balaban, Higgins & Plimpton in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previewsMonday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Opening night is Thursday, November 20. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Through 5/24/2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, a year in advance, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. The company will add a sixth show to the existing performance weeks and will extend the original run dates an additional two weeks. Aurora Theatre Company pays homage to Lanford Wilson with "The Talley Trilogy." Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) directs the first entry in this series of three interrelated plays. (more...)

7th Annual World Science Festival Announces 2014 Program
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The World Science Festival today unveiled its 2014 program lineup, which will present many of the world's leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers bringing science to life in imaginative ways throughout New York City. (more...)

Frost & Sullivan: North American Light Rail Transit Market in North America Becoming More Competitive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Light rail transit is gaining popularity across North America as it is an effective, sustainable urban mode of transport that has a long product life cycle, reduces congestion in cities, especially during peak hours, lowers carbon dioxide emissions, and increases development along transit lines. The ease with which light rail transit systems can be integrated into any city due to their operating flexibility also provides momentum to the market. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Orlando (more...)

Gregg Edelman and Penny Fuller to Join Kate Baldwin in Berkshire's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced additional casting for A Little Night Music. Four-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Gregg Edelman will play the role of Fredrik Egerman and Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller will play the role of Madame Armfeldt for BTG's 2014 summer musical. Ethan Heard, who directed BTG's 2013 hit murder mystery The Cat and the Canary, will direct Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical which also features Tony Award and Drama Desk nominee Kate Baldwin, internationally-acclaimed vocalist and actress Maureen O'Flynn, and Broadway and television actor Graham Rowat. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Raises Over $650,000 at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's eleventh annual gala, The Good Fortune Ball, raised over $625,000 for the not-for-profit Theatre. Nearly four hundred guests attended the benefit and live auction, held in the Grand Ballroom at the PGA National Resort Grand Ballroom in Palm Beach Gardens. Inspired by the Theatre's production of the Tony Awardģ-winning musical The King and I (March 18 - April 6), the spectacular affair transported guests back to a wonderland of 19th century Siam, complete with a gilded gold dance floor, cherry blossoms, glittering tables bathed in candlelight, magnificent floral centerpieces, Siamese lanterns strung from the ceiling, splendid blush pink and purple lighting and more (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group, Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, and BTG Board President Ruth Blodgett are proud to announce Wende Carver, Linda Cooper, Reggie Cooper, and Casey Meade Rothstein-Fitzpatrick as new members of the BTG Board of Trustees. (more...)

Full Text of Tony Winners' Acceptance Speeches: Updated with All Acceptance Speeches
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 68th Annual Tony Awards, we are providing the full text of all of the Tony Award acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the bizarre, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches on our continuously updated list. (more...)

Photo Flash: David Hyde Pierce and More Attend Alzheimer's Association's 2014 FORGET-ME-NOT Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Members of New York City's philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer's communities joined forces on June 2nd at the annual "Forget-Me-Not" Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer's hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter. The Chapter raised $1.2 million at this year's event, which took place at The Pierre and was emceed by David Hyde Pierce, Tony Award winning actor and tireless advocate in the Alzheimer's community. The gala was chaired by Jeff Gitlin, Principal, Leader of PwC Health. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Exhibition to Open 6/26 at the Fountain Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Fountain Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists with mental illness, announces the upcoming exhibition 'From Darkness to Light'. This show spotlights photographs by Broken Light Collective, the foremost online photography gallery for people affected by mental illness. The exhibition will be on view from June 26 through August 13, 2014, with an Opening Reception on June 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. From Darkness to Light is presented through the Fountain Gallery Visiting Artists Program and is curated by Danielle Hark. (more...)

David Adkins, Corinna May, Barbara Sims & Walton Wilson to Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's BENEFACTORS, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn's Benefactors, a summer stages critic's pick by The New York Times at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 12 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 2, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Special Performances and Sponsorships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce a Preview Performance Sponsorship with Lindt Chocolate Shops, Lee Premium Outlets, a special Veterans' Discount for A Hatful of Rain and two new ticket programs: BTG Community Partnerships and BTGy. (more...)

Flushing House to Host 'Jazz Up In The Sky' on 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Live Jazz will be heard throughout the evening on Friday, September 12, 2014, as a group of legendary musicians bring their love and concern for the elderly to new heights on the rooftop of Flushing House in Queens! (more...)

Carol Burnett to Serve as Creative Director of Music Academy's Cabaret Gala, 8/7; Marilyn Horne to Headline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. The beloved performer is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists headlining this year's Cabaret, which will take place on Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Sister Cities Essex Haiti Wins 2014 Sister Cities International Innovation: Youth & Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

It has been announced by Sister Cities International based in Washington D.C., that affiliate member Sister Cities Essex Haiti has been awarded the 2014 Sister Cities International Innovation: Youth & Education (Population less than 100,000) Award. This award is in recognition of the outstanding exchange work done by Sister Cities Essex Haiti in advancing the goals and mission of the sister cities movement. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Present THE MAY QUEEN, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to present The May Queen a world premiere comedy by Molly Smith Metzler from July 18-27, directed by Vivienne Benesch, on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat to Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce Tony Award and Drama Desk nominated actress Kate Baldwin, and husband, Broadway and television actor Graham Rowat in the roles of Countess Charlotte Malcolm and Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm for BTG's 2014 summer musical, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. (more...)

Retro Productions to Open AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Throughout the 2013-2014 season Retro Productions has been workshopping Christie Perfetti Williams full length play, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE. Born out of the Retro Productions 20th Century Salon in the fall of 2012, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE will have its World Premiere in May 2014 and is being directed by DeLisa White. (more...)

Grammy Award-Winner NE-YO to Headline Inaugural FAME AND PHILANTHROPY Oscar Night Event, 3/2
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Fame and Philanthropy Oscar Night Event announced today that Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum artist and founder of the Compound Foundation, NE-YO, will be performing live at the historic event. Additionally, Cash Money Records DJ duo, Stafford Brothers, will be spinning throughout the evening. Previously announced special guests include James Cameron and Charlize Theron. The inaugural event will be held at a private location in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, March 2nd. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Orlando (more...)

Gallery Henoch Now Represents Artist Daniel E. Greene
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Gallery Henoch is pleased to welcome artist DANIEL E. GREENE, NA , PSA, AWS Daniel E. Greene (born in 1934) is considered one of America's leading painters who works in the media of pastel and oil paint. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Gets $2.5M Grant, Plus Plan for Reorganization
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Just over a year ago, Philadelphia Theatre Company's South Broad Street home was foreclosed on by the bank. Now according to Newsworks, one of the theatre's major Benefactors, Suzanne Roberts, has just given a $2.5 million grant under the condition of company reorganization, which will be headed by the Kennedy Center's Michael Kaiser. Roberts's spokesperson Kevin Feeley told Newsworks: 'Just by the fact that he's joined us, he's implied - he's not implied, he's told us - he thinks there's something here to work with. We think there's a good chance for the theater going forward.' (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust to Support Three New MTC Commissions from Australian Playwrights in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Two of Australia's remarkable Benefactors of the performing arts and champions of new work, Joan and Peter Clemenger AM, are bringing to 21 the number of Melbourne Theatre Company play commissions they have supported over the past eight years. (more...)

Marlborough-based Sepaton Supports U.S. Armed Forces by Donating Books Through Operation Paperback
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

As part of Operation Paperback, Sepaton is conducting a book drive amongst its employees as a show of appreciation. Books in good condition that may include bestsellers, biographies, works of fiction or science fiction, for example, are the books troops want. Parting with them will allow troops to sit and enjoy some time to escape. (more...)

Stress and Addiction in Nursing Profession is Revealed in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Nurses, just like any other professionals, are also confronted by quite a number of issues in their line of work. And how exactly can they effectively deal with it? Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Herbert R. Warner answers that exact question. Through his first published book, Dr. Warner seamlessly addressed the issues of 'Stress, Burnout, and Addiction in the Nursing Profession.' (more...)

Houston Symphony Presents 2014 Spec's Charitable Foundation Salute to Educator's Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tonight, April 24, the Houston Symphony will perform their annual Spec's Charitable Foundation Salute to Educator's Concert at Jones Hall. The concert celebrates local educators - music and classroom teachers alike - while spotlighting young musicians. Led by Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz, the orchestra will open the evening's festivities with Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, featuring 18-year-old Charles Seo, Houston native and Gold Medal winner of the 2013 Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition. Following intermission, the orchestra will be joined by the Houston Youth Symphony in a special side-by-side performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor. (more...)

Houston Symphony Presents the Annual Spec's Charitable Foundation Salute to Educator's Concert, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, the Houston Symphony will perform their annual Spec's Charitable Foundation Salute to Educator's Concert at Jones Hall. The concert celebrates local educators - music and classroom teachers alike - while spotlighting young musicians. Led by Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz, the orchestra will open the evening's festivities with Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, featuring 18-year-old Charles Seo, Houston native and Gold Medal winner of the 2013 Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition. Following intermission, the orchestra will be joined by the Houston Youth Symphony in a special side-by-side performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Carnegie in Concert Presents BIRDIE TO BRICE: 50 YEARS OF CARMON DELEONE, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm, the 2013-14 Carnegie in Concert season continues with the celebration of Carmon DeLeone's half century of musical influence and achievement. (more...)

Manhattan School of Music Names Five Winners in the Annual Ades Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Last evening (Thursday, April 10), Manhattan School of Music announced the winners of the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition, held for a fifth year in the Ades Performance Space at the School. (more...)

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