Brimmer Street Theatre Partners with My Friend's Place; Raises Funds for AND THEN THEY FELL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced a unique partnership with My Friend's Place, a non-profit homeless youth resource center in Hollywood. (more...)

Tony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2016

The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage. Leading off in September is the world premiere of Beth Steel's compelling new thriller LABYRINTH, directed by Anna Ledwich. (more...)

Opening Night of Totem Pole Playhouse's SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS to Benefit CPAA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced that the opening night performance of the first play in the theatre's four-show subscription series, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, will serve as a fundraiser for the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance. CPAA is a charitable organization composed of individuals and animal rescue organizations and shelters working together to end the killing of cats and dogs as the means of controlling animal population. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's 2016 CARNAVAL Gala Raises More Than $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ballet Hispánico raised more than $1 million in support of the company's artistic and educational work in New York City and around the country at their 2016 Galaon Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

Art Gallery of South Australia Launches $100,000 Prize for Young Contemporary Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

A new national $100,000 acquisitive visual arts prize for artists under the age of 40 has been announced by the Premier of South Australia, The Hon Jay Weatherill MP. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia and supported in perpetuity by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Art Prize aims to support and encourage contemporary Australian artists to make their best work, in what are arguably their best years. (more...)

Rogue Wave Releases Zend Server 9 for PHP 7
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Gloria & Emilio Estefan Honored at The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis' Destination Fashion 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, celebrated its 30th anniversary in high-style tonight, treating more than 2000 of its friends and supporters to a star-studded extravaganza highlighted by a concert headlined by 'Mr. Worldwide,' the global music icon Pitbull, and the Italian luxury brand Brunello Cucinelli showcasing the company's Spring 2016 Collection thanks to Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016 Gala A LOVE AFFAIR Raises Nearly $785K
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's exclusive annual gala A LOVE AFFAIR raised nearly $785,000 for the not-for-profit Theatre. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance to Add Encore Performance of THE FALLING, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, and Erica Daniels, President of Second City Theatricals, are delighted to announce the return by popular demand of Hubbard Street + The Second City's acclaimed collaboration The Art of Falling, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago. Single tickets are now on sale for this special encore engagement, opening June 9 and now extended through June 19, 2016. (more...)

Hubbard Street and The Second City Extend THE ART OF FALLING at Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, and Erica Daniels, President of Second City Theatricals, are delighted to announce the return by popular demand of Hubbard Street + The Second City's acclaimed collaboration THE ART OF FALLING, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

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Pacific Symphony to Officially Open Musco Center for the Arts, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

On behalf of the artists, board and staff of Pacific Symphony, it is my great pleasure to welcome Chapman University's Musco Center for the Arts as a new star in the constellation of Orange County's performing arts organizations and facilities. Named for its principal Benefactors, Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco, this stunning new facility is expected to take its place among the nation's top university-based performing arts centers – a place where students and faculty will have the opportunity to achieve the highest standard of arts-related education. This will be achieved through hands-on experience of academic productions and through interaction with renowned arts organizations and touring artists whose work will be integrated into the curriculum and made available to the community. (more...)

Masquers Playhouse Suspends Operations to Make Major Repairs
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

On Tuesday, March 8, facilities supervisors at historic Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond, CA, discovered major damage to the theater's primary interior support structure. An immediate investigation determined that the theater should not be reopened to the general public until its structural integrity is restored. By all current indications, this process will take months on end. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare & Navy Pier to Construct New Theater Space on Lakefront
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Executive Director Criss Henderson and Board Chair Sheli Z. Rosenberg were joined by Navy Pier, Inc. CEO Marilynn Gardner and Board Chair William J. Brodsky as well as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today to announce the creation of an innovative performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Construction on the theater begins this spring; Chicago Shakespeare plans to stage its first production in The Yard in the 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Hosts 7th Annual Career Transition For Dancers Heart & Soul Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 18, 2016

Tommy Tune hosted the The 7th Annual Career Transition For Dancers' Heart & Soul Gala at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rita Hayworth Palm Beach Luncheon Benefits The Alzheimer's Association
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research, was the beneficiary of the Rita Hayworth Luncheon, held on March 4 at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Art Center to Honor Leonard Lance and Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter at 'UNDER THE STARS' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

On Saturday, April 2, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold its annual spring benefit "A Night Under the Stars" at the Art Center in Summit, featuring a seated VIP dinner with Live Auction followed by an After Party with cocktails, dessert and Silent Auction.  (more...)

Aurora Extends West Coast Premiere of THE HOW AND THE WHY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will again extend the West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment, Showtime's The Affair) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY, the third fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play. The company will add an additional two weeks of performances to the previously extended run dates. Originally extended through May 8, THE HOW AND THE WHY now plays through May 22nd (added performances: Tuesday, May 10, 7pm; Wednesday, May 11, 8pm; Thursday, May 12, 8pm; Friday, May 13, 8pm; Saturday, May 14, 8pm; Sunday, May 15, 2pm; Tuesday, May 17, 7pm; Wednesday, May 18, 8pm; Thursday, May 19, 8pm; Friday, May 20, 8pm; Saturday, May 21, 8pm; Sunday, May 22, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($35-45) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BTG to Stage Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire presents Tennessee Williams' classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof featuring Michael Raymond-James as Brick. Michael Raymond-James starred in NBC's recent series, Game of Silence and is best known for his featured roles in True Blood and Once Upon a Time. His films include Black Snake Moan with Justin Timberlake and Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs from June 22 through July 16, at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Spotlight Ball Raises More Than $800,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of the world's premier contemporary dance organizations, together with Event Chair and Chair of Hubbard Street's Board of Directors, Sara Albrecht, and Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CEO/Co-Owner of The Second City Andrew Alexander, held its Season 38 Spotlight Ball on Thursday, June 9 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, located at 221 North Columbus Drive in Chicago. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Theatreworks USA Presents Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati Announces Free Admission
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) announced today that it would waive admission fees to enter the galleries, thanks to the generosity of The Johnson Foundation and The 50, CAC's new young patrons circle comprising a group of diverse professionals who are committed to and advocate for contemporary arts and culture and have effected positive change in their own right in the city. Free admission will take effect February 13, 2016. (more...)

Patient Identification Platform Secures Series A Financing Round
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

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Tacoma Art Museum Receives BENAROYA COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

 Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) announced today that Becky Benaroya has bequeathed the collection that she and her late husband Jack Benaroya carefully assembled during their 70 years of marriage. The collection of 225 works includes Northwestern and international studio art glass along with important paintings and sculptures by renowned regional artists. The gift, announced on Mrs. Benaroya's 93rd birthday, includes a contribution for the construction of a new 7,390 square-foot gallery addition in which to present the collection, an endowment fund for its care, and funds for a dedicated curator. The contribution to support the gift totals nearly $14 million. TAM's expanding collection further establishes the Pacific Northwest as the nation's art glass epicenter. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Frayn's Laff-Riot NOISES OFF Is Wild, Frenetic Fun
by Michael Dale - Jan 14, 2016

It's hard to imagine that the playwright known for COPENHAGEN, DEMOCRACY and Benefactors first whipped up this frothy fun. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2016 Season Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (IFAI) today announced highlights of its much-anticipated 2016 season, June 10-25, featuring the U.S. premiere of 'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour,' a critically and audience-acclaimed production from theNational Theatre of Scotland. (more...)

Art UK: Launch of Ambitious Online Platform to Show The Nation's Art
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

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Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.  (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS with Kate Baldwin, 'LITTLE SHOP' & More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, have announced the 2016 Summer Theatre Season and an assortment of lively presented acts at The Garage and The Colonial Theatre. An announcement with casting will be made within the next several weeks. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HOW AND THE WHY, 3/18-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play, featuring Nancy Carlin (The Monster-Builder, Hysteria, Benefactors) and Martha Brigham (San Francisco Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse). The third fully staged production to be performed at the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage, THE HOW AND THE WHY plays March 18 through May 8 at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley. For tickets ($35-45) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

PENNY PENNIWORTH Benefit Performance Set for TADA! Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Critically acclaimed PENNY PENNIWORTH: A Story of Great Good Fortune is upping the ante this Leap Year with a special performance benefiting the Drama Desk-Nominated, Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present West Coast Debut of THE HOW AND THE WHY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Below, meet the cast and creative team of 'Edwin, The Story of Edwin Booth,' a world premiere dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson.  (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Will Be Honored at Friends of Hudson River Park Gala 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Gala Co-Chairs Mia Jung & Scott M. Lawin, Sukey & Michael E. Novogratz Megan Walsh Shaoul & Ben Shaoul, and Diana L. Taylor have announced the Friends of Hudson River Park Gala 2016, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Opera in the Heights Meets Fundraising Goal, Moves Forward with 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announces that the company has met its ambitious fundraising goal of $85,000, allowing the 2016-17 season to go forward as planned. Another $65,000 of fundraising is targeted to facilitate planning and executing the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Brimmer Street Theatre Company Presents AND THEN THEY FELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced its upcoming production of And Then They Fell, a new play by Tira Palmquist, directed by BSTC company member Amy K. Harmon at the Atwater Village Theatre. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9 at 8pm. Opening is set for Saturday, September 10 at 8pm and the strictly limited engagement will run through October 2 only. (more...)

MTC Honours Benefactors with Lifetime Patrons Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company honoured three of its Benefactors with MTC Lifetime Patron Awards last night at a special preview event for MTC's 2017 Season. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Opens 25th Season with DEAR MASTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company proudly opens its 25th anniversary season with a revival of the play that started it all, DEAR MASTER. Joy Carlin (The How and The Why, Talley's Folly, Jack Goes Boating) helms this elegant portraitfeaturing Bay Area favorite Michael Ray Wisely (The Letters, The Arsonists) and Aurora's first leading lady Kimberly King (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance), wife of Aurora co-founder Ken Grantham, who played Flaubert in the original production. DEAR MASTER plays September 2 through October 2 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-56) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

New York Next for Glenn Close, Back in SUNSET BOULEVARD?
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, with Glenn Close reprising her role as 'Norma Desmond', opened to all-around favorable reviews this week at the London Coliseum. With all of the hype surrounding the English National Opera's stripped-down production, lyricist Don Black told the New York Post: 'But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else. I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.' (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Host 'Carnaval' 2016 Gala in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Ballet Hispánico proudly honors Richard E. Feldman with the Civic Inspiration Award and Linda Celeste Sims with the Nuestra Inspiración Award at its annual Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Keith David, Sharon Lawrence and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference 'TOWN AND COUNTRY' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference launches its 19th season with its annual Benefit Gala themed "TOWN AND COUNTRY: THEÂTRE FANTASTIQUE.' This very special benefit, which includes a performance component and annual dinner, take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Ojai. (more...)

New National Theatre of Scotland Production Headlines International Festival of Arts & Ideas This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas June 10-25, in New Haven, CT, will once again showcase thrilling theatrical performances from around the globe along with electrifying dance and musical productions. This year's theater line-up features one world premiere and three U.S. premieres. (more...)

Dallas Opera's Women Conductors Institute Deadline Coming Up Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday, April 22, 2016 for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.  (more...)

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