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Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Downtown Boys Announce 'Cost of Living' LP Out This August on Sub Pop
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Downtown Boys use their ferocious energy and powerhouse live shows to unite crowds in the struggle to smash racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts. (more...)

Wales Millennium Centre's MAN TO MAN Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre's poignant and powerful production of Manfred Karge's Man to Man opens in Cardiff at the Bute Theatre on September 8 - 9. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Bring La Vie Boheme to Memphis
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN for a limited engagement June 16-18, 2017. (more...)

European Literature Night to Land at Bohemian National Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

European Literature Night (ELN) comes to Bohemian National Hall in New York City on June 2 from 7-10pm, with actors performing a curated selection of passages from fifteen exceptional literary works of fiction and poetry from across the European continent. The selected books will be available in a book fair along with other international titles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Richard Strauss and others of that ilk. But he's also an advocate of the music of the 21st century and works by Shankar, Stucky, Danielpour, Adamsand other newer masters. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Two Students Selected to Represent Center Stage Awards in New York City
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards recipients of Best Actress and Best Actor. Liz Valentin of Green Bay West High School and Felix Torrez of Green Bay Southwest High School will represent the program at the Jimmy Awards in New York City this June at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. (more...)

Die „LA LA LAND in Concert"-Welttournee macht Station in Österreich und Deutschland
by Marcel Konrath - May 19, 2017

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The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

Dale Soules Set for International Filmmaker Project's Screening of AWOL
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, DALE SOULES will participate in a Q & A panel for the International Filmmaker Project's screening of AWOL at the Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Richie Hawtin Close Heads To Detroit For Movement
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

RICHIE HAWTIN CLOSE - Spontaneity & Synchronicity explores the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technologies that enable the freedom of improvisation. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Bob Rizzo - May 19, 2017

Tony-nominee Denis Jones talks HOLIDAY INN, his journey as a choreographer, and MARY POPPINS at Papermill Playhouse (more...)

ALCHEMY OF PUNK: A Live Punk Opera from Berlin
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's offsite presentation of Alchemy of Punk-a live punk opera and a work-in-progress from Berlin by Aneta Panek-just for one evening at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theatre is set to burst as this season's main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC produced plays; The Learned Ladies, Newsies, Art and Hitler's Tasters.  Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival also welcomes three incredibly unique guest productions; Song and Dance Men, Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show and My Name is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die, Eventually as the festival returns for its third installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: Encores! Will Bring Back ME AND MY GIRL, GRAND HOTEL and More in 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Arlene Shuler, President & CEO, today announced programming for New York City Center's 2017-18 season. The season will open with the annual Fall for Dance Festival, featuring 20 companies in five unique programs. (more...)

CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for BAT OUT OF HELL in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producers David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith announced today that tickets for the North American Premiere of Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL will go on sale Wednesday May 24, 2017.  (more...)

Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

OTX Opens Inaugural Season with SPIRIT OF THE TRAIL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The newly formed Orchard Theatre of Texas (OTX) is proud to present the World Premiere of Spirit of the Trail, a musical celebration of the heart and soul of the legendary Chisholm Trail, whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated this year in cities throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Spirit of the Trail will open on Thursday June 1 at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum. Beginning June 8, the show will start a 5-week run at the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, where it will play Thursdays through Sundays through July 9. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING Returning to U.S. Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced the return to US cinemas of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING, the acclaimed feature film about the making of their album Skeleton Tree directed by Andrew Dominik. (more...)

Spielplan Juli 2017 Theater/Komodie am Kurfurstendamm
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen, in der Anlage schicken wir Ihnen unseren Spielplan fur Juli. (more...)

Soundstreams in partnership with 21C Music Festival presentTHE MUSIC OF UNSUK CHIN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Soundstreams, in partnership with The Royal Conservatory of Music 21C Music Festival, is thrilled to present The Music of Unsuk Chin on May 28th at Koerner Hall. The concert will feature opera, musical parody, jazz, and a virtuoso chamber orchestra under the baton of award-winning conductor Guillaume Bourgogne. (more...)

Robert Icke to Join Duncan Macmillan in 1984 Discussion at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Drama Book Shop has announced that acclaimed playwright and director Robert Icke will join his 1984 collaborator Duncan Macmillan for the previously announced discussion and signing on Thursday, May 25th. (more...)

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, and The Day Before Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Drew Cohen, President of Music Theatre International (MTI), announced today that MTI will represent the secondary stage performance rights to five musicals by the legendary writing team of Lerner & Loewe, including their masterpiece My Fair Lady, the beloved classics Camelot, Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon, and their newly-restored early work, The Day Before Spring.   MTI, from June 1, will begin representing My Fair Lady in the US, the UK, and all English-language territories, and will represent the four other titles on a worldwide basis. (Some restrictions may apply). (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions Want to 'Make the World' Better w/ New Video
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Lee Fields & The Expressions recently released Special Night on Big Crown Records and are proud to release the inspiring new video for milataristic funk anthem 'Make The World'. The video premiered at Paste this week along with a few thoughts from Lee on how the inspiration for the song and clip came to him in a dream. (more...)

Dr. Rocco Monto Inks His Publishing Deal for His Book 'The Fountain' With Rodale Books Through His Agent Alan Morell Creative Management Partners
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Playwright Duncan Macmillan to Talk Broadway-Bound 1984 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Duncan Macmillan for a discussion and signing on Thursday, May 25th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of FASCINATIN' RHYTHM
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The world premiere production of new musical review Fascinatin' Rhythm is now running at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre. The show tells the exciting story of the Great American Songbook. (more...)

Irish Musician Fionn Regan to Play the Bowery Ballroom This June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Critically acclaimed Irish musician Fionn Regan's new album The Meetings of the Waters is out now via his own label TSUNENI AI(translates to 'Always Love' in Japanese). Of the album, NPR Musicproclaims, 'Fionn Regan returns, his feathery acoustic sweetness intact,' while BrooklynVegan calls it, 'gentle, delicate.' Fans can buy the record now on iTunes and Amazon. In support of the release, Regan has confirmed a headlining show at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, June 8. (more...)

The Wooden Floor Debuts New Works at 34th Annual Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Young dancers will take the stage at Irvine Barclay Theatre for four unique performances June 1-3, in The Wooden Floor's 34th Annual Concert, Connected spaces. (more...)

Blue Man Group World Tour to Stop in Israel, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Blue Man Group is bringing audiences around the globe together for an unforgettable, euphoric celebration of life in full color with year two of the World Tour which began in Singapore in 2016. After performing in New Zealand, China, South Africa, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, fourteen new cities have been added for 2017.  (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jason Tramm and the Morris Choral Society welcome acclaimed pianist Michael Fennelly who will perform Beethoven's exquisite 'Choral Fantasy, Op. 80' this Saturday May 20th at the Dorothy Young Concert Hall at Drew University. Mr. Fennelly will perform the famed concerto which Beethoven himself premiered in 1808 in in lieu of Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, who is indisposed. (more...)

ImprovBoston Presents New England's First-Ever High School Improv Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On May 21st, ImprovBoston proudly hosts Boston-area high school improv teams for the first-ever High School Improv Fest. Over the course of the day, students will have honed their craft with professional instructors, networked with other schools, and had a chance to perform a show in a professional comedy theater. (more...)

Alex Riad's THE FLOOR IS LAVA to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Farm Theater will premiere Alex Raid's The Floor is Lava, directed by Jessica O'Hara Baker (Directing Fellow at The Farm Theater), at the 9th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

TBS Closes Extensive Four-Year Deal with Conan O'Brien's Team Coco
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TBS has closed a new four-year all-inclusive deal with Conan O'Brien's Team Coco that will capitalize on his linear and multiplatform success and extend the CONAN brand into additional content experiences across all screens, including digital and branded content, podcasting, mobile gaming, pay TV and live tours. (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

Thomas Dennis, Bob Fox, and More Announced for UK Tour of WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The National Theatre's today (17 May 2017 ) announced the 34 strong cast for its acclaimed production of War Horse which begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre to Present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre will present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre on Friday June 2 (7:30pm); Saturday June 3 (7:30pm), and Sunday June 4 (3pm). (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival's John Dufffy Institute for New Opera to Present World Premiere of KEPT: A GHOST STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

James A. Rocco to Depart the Ordway at the End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that James A. Rocco has decided to step down from his role as Vice President of Programming and Producing Artistic Director to pursue his freelance career. After more than a decade of remarkable service to the Ordway, Mr. Rocco's departure date is planned for December 22, 2017. (more...)

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions to Present THE JAZZ SINGER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions present THE JAZZ SINGER, a new musical adaption of Samson Raphaelson's classic story of a son's struggle between his passion for a Broadway career, and his father's plans to have him follow in his footsteps as a cantor. The production will run May 23 - June 18, 2017 at Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Ray Romano, Chris O'Dowd Star in EPIX Original Series GET SHORTY
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

Premium cable network EPIX® has set the premiere date for its original series GET SHORTY. The 10-episode dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, will debut on EPIX Sunday, August 13 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT. (more...)

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