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Handel and Haydn Society to Open Bicentennial Season on 10/10 & 12Handel 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 SeasonBach 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!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 LineupThe 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...)

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

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela 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, 9/29Huntington 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...)

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre. (more...)

LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015, Featuring Over 150 Musical Acts, Kicks Off in JanuaryLIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015, Featuring Over 150 Musical Acts, Kicks Off in January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

With a goal of raising a record half million dollars in its ongoing battle against Parkinson's disease, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015, presented by the Asbury Park Press, the 15th anniversary edition of the anchor event for the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation, will bring over 150 music acts to 30 venues over 10 days in three New Jersey cities and New York City in January, following holiday season tours of Europe and Canada. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Junkets Launches Thundafund Campaign for AFRICAN FOLKTALES ONSTAGEJunkets Launches Thundafund Campaign for AFRICAN FOLKTALES ONSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Junkets is committed to publishing two volumes of AFRICAN FOLKTALES ONSTAGE!: PLAYS FOR PRE-TEENS. Having received a grant of R10 000 from the Distell Foundation, the company - which has developed a reputation as the leading independent publisher of new South African plays - is looking for help to produce the two high-quality, low-cost books, and print enough books to distribute free copies to under-resourced schools. To this end, Junkets has launched a Thundafund crowd-funding campaign that will last until 15 November. (more...)

Photo and Video Flash: Huntington's 10th Anniversary Calderwood Pavilion CelebrationPhoto and Video Flash: Huntington's 10th Anniversary Calderwood Pavilion Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Two hundred and fifty guests including former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Huntington Theatre Company Chairman Carol G. Deane, President Mitchell J. Roberts, Managing Director Michael Maso, and Artistic Director Peter DuBois, as well as Boston Center for the Arts Chairman Philip W. Lovejoy and Executive Director Veronique Le Melle on Monday, September 29 for a ribbon-cutting, rededication, and celebration in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Bank of America was the presenting sponsor of the event. Scroll down for photos and video! (more...)

Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Continuing the company's tradition for dedicating seasons to playwrights whose work has influenced a generation, this year Sheffield will stage the complete works of the playwright Sarah Kane, with productions of Blasted, directed by Richard Wilson, and Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, directed by Charlotte Gwinner. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-BroadwayThe Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Inlanta Mortgage Donates to the Wounded Warrior ProjectInlanta Mortgage Donates to the Wounded Warrior Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. is pleased to announce a $6,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. The donation was a combination of personal employee donations and matching funds from Inlanta Mortgage. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society Opens Bicentennial Season This WeekendHandel and Haydn Society Opens Bicentennial Season This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 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...)

The Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-BroadwayThe Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin tonight, November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends ISAAC'S EYE Through 12/21Writers Theatre Extends ISAAC'S EYE Through 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce an extension of the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show, which began performances on September 2, will now play through December 21, 2014, at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ryan Trecartin Appears at Frost Art MuseumPhoto Flash: Ryan Trecartin Appears at Frost Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Helen Venero Artist Lecture Series presented Ryan Trecartin in Miami on November 19 to a packed auditorium at Florida International University's Frost Art Museum, followed by a reception with the artist. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance opens tonight, November 20, on Broadway. The production stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will run through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Colonial Theatre, 12/14-22A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Colonial Theatre, 12/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the reprise of its annual community production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Eric Hill and co-directed by Eric Hill and Travis G. Daly and presented for the fourth time at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. This year's production includes 30 talented young Berkshire county actors many of whom are returning to the Colonial Theatre and some who are performing for the first time. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Today, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Suzanne Vega to Headline LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015; Tickets on Sale TomorrowSuzanne Vega to Headline LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

With a goal of raising a record half million dollars for its 15th anniversary edition, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015, presented by the Asbury Park Press, reaches to New York City in its ongoing battle against Parkinson's disease with LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST NYC 2015, starring ?Suzanne Vega with Dramarama's John Easdale, John Eddie and His Dirty Ol' Band, Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan, and more to be announced, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., NYC. (more...)

LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST Expands to North Jersey, Jan 9-10LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST Expands to North Jersey, Jan 9-10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

With a goal of raising a record half million dollars for its 15th anniversary edition, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015, presented by the Asbury Park Press, is expanding its New Jersey presence well beyond its Asbury Park core with additional events in South and North Jersey that expand the length of the festival to 12 days and bring the entire state together in the ongoing battle against Parkinson's disease. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Holds Season 36 Spotlight Ball Honoring Mikhail BaryshnikovHubbard 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 GeneralSan 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...)

Full Text of Tony Winners' Acceptance Speeches: Updated with All Acceptance SpeechesFull 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 GalaPhoto 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 Opens Today at the Fountain GalleryFROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Exhibition Opens Today at the Fountain Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 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 today, June 26 through August 13, 2014, with an Opening Reception tonight, 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...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season, Beg. TodayTHE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 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...)

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Exhibition to Open 6/26 at the Fountain GalleryFROM 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, 7/9-26David 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 RegionSummer 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 SponsorshipsBerkshire 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...)

David Adkins, Corinna May, Barbara Sims & Walton Wilson Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's BENEFACTORS, Now thru 7/26David Adkins, Corinna May, Barbara Sims & Walton Wilson Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's BENEFACTORS, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 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 tonight, July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm. (more...)

Flushing House to Host 'Jazz Up In The Sky' on 9/12Flushing 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 HeadlineCarol 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 AwardSister 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, 7/18-27Chautauqua 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...)

Video: TeenNick to Premiere Live Action Mystery Series OPEN HEART, 1/20Video: TeenNick to Premiere Live Action Mystery Series OPEN HEART, 1/20
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

TeenNick combines suspense with relatable teen drama in the brand-new live-action mystery series, OPEN HEART, debuting Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET). (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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...)

Second Wave of Acts Set for LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015, Including LaBamba's Big BandSecond Wave of Acts Set for LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015, Including LaBamba's Big Band
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Jersey Shore legend RICHIE 'LaBAMBA' ROSENBERG, a late night TV fixture for the past 20 years anchoring the horn section in Conan O'Brien's band, will return to his roots to lead a very special version of his big band as host of the anchor event of LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015 for its 15th anniversary edition in the battle against Parkinson's disease. (more...)

Sierra Rep Receives Elaine Symons Baker AwardSierra Rep Receives Elaine Symons Baker Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Sierra Repertory Theatre staff got a surprise from the Sonora Area Foundation today, when the theater was presented with a $10,000 gift as the recipient of this year's Elaine Symons Baker Community Impact Award. The gift is named for a Tuolumne County woman who, with her brother Irving Symons, was one of the foundation's first major Benefactors. It is presented each year to an area nonprofit. (more...)

BWW Features: Coachella Valley Theaters Engage in End-of-Year FundraisingBWW Features: Coachella Valley Theaters Engage in End-of-Year Fundraising
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 16, 2014

December 31st is the end of the tax year for most taxpayers as well as the date on which many nonprofits close their books. Local 501(c)(3) nonprofit theaters are engaging in December fundraising to improve their bottom lines. (more...)

Music Academy of the West to Host Cabaret Gala Tonight, Headlined by Marilyn HorneMusic Academy of the West to Host Cabaret Gala Tonight, Headlined by Marilyn Horne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala tonight, 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 takes place tonight, Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7Writers 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 ReorganizationPhiladelphia 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...)

Sister Cities Essex Haiti Wins 2014 Sister Cities International Innovation: Youth & Education AwardSister Cities Essex Haiti Wins 2014 Sister Cities International Innovation: Youth & Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 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...)

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