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VIDEO: On This Day, March 28: Happy Birthday, Reba McEntire!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2017

Today we celebrate the birthday of country superstar Reba McIntire who made her Broadway debut playing the title role in the smash revival of, 'Annie Get Your Gun!' (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Exudes Rhythm and Sparkle at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Mar 27, 2017

Parisian charm is precious, incomparable. Even though the action of An American in Paris takes place in 1945 after World War II had taken its toll, it is still lively, colorful and full of breathtaking romantic excitement. Fans of the 1951 film with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron will not be disappointed because the choreography of the live musical by director Christopher Wheeldon is magnetic as are the leading players Garen Scribner as Jerry Mulligan and Sara Esty as Lise Dassin, both ballet dancers. If you love great dancing, that is reason enough to see An American in Paris currently at the Hollywood Pantages through April 9. (more...)

WWFM The Classical Network to Air New Jersey Symphony Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In a new partnership, WWFM The Classical Network will air New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concert broadcasts on Friday, March 31; Thursday, April 27; and Friday, June 2. Each broadcast airs at 8 pm on 89.1 FM and streams simultaneously online at www.wwfm.org. The programs will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Strauss and more in performances led by Music Director Xian Zhang, recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Webcasts will become available for on-demand listening on the NJSO and WWFM websites. (more...)

Off-Broadway's NewYorkRep and The Telling Company Join Forces
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have joined forces, now to be known as the 'new' NewYorkRep. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Markus Potter and Executive Director Gayle Damiano Waxenberg, NewYorkRep produces new plays and musicals that inspire and compel social change by telling stories that expose the travesty and beauty of our humanity. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2017 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  (more...)

Don Mardak's 'Armageddon and the 4th Timeline' Wins Gold Medal in the Readers Favorite Book Awards Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

NEW Berlin, WI - We live in uncertain times. With the chaotic and rapidly deteriorating conditions in the Middle East, the underlying threat of nuclear proliferation and the potential spread of weapons of mass destruction exist throughout the world. Add to that a collective consciousness that doesn't always agree on religion and the nature of existence, and you have the potential for conflict ending in disaster. (more...)

LEAR'S FOOL to Play Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Lear's Fool is a solo, written for a single fool, based on the tragedy written by William Shakespeare. One of the last of the royal fools, Earless the Fearless, is fool to the elderly King Lear. He regales the audience with the tale of how the King decides to give up his power and divide his realm amongst his three oh so loving daughters; Cordelia, Regan and Goneril. Surely it all end's well? Alas not! Thus we follow a descent into tragedy, betrayal and murder, all told from the perspective of the brave Earless the Fearless. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ONCE and More Set for the Paramount in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora's Paramount Theatre, home to more than 33,000 subscribers for its Broadway Musical Series, continues its growth as one of the nation's preeminent regional theater powerhouses with today's announcement of four must-see, blockbuster musicals slated for its 2017-18 season: Million Dollar Quartet, Elf: The Musical, Cabaret and Once. (more...)

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker Becomes Artistic Director of Canada's Honens International Piano Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Canada's Honens International Piano Competition is pleased to announce the appointment of pianist Jon Kimura Parker as Artistic Director. Mr. Parker assumes his new role in January 2018. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Fox Theater for One Week Only!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will return to Atlanta's Fox Theatre as a part of its final farewell tour. The Atlanta engagement will run from June 13-18 as a Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season special. (more...)

[TITEL DER SHOW] Deutschland-Premiere im Admiralspalast Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 27, 2017

[TITEL DER SHOW] Deutschland-Premiere im Admiralspalast Berlin (more...)

BY THE BOOK to Open O.W.I.'s Second Saturday Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), a resident company at the Boston Center for the Arts, begins its second Spring/Summer season of play readings at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. (more...)

Pidgin Culture Concert Series Presents Debut of Intercultural FOUR OCEANS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

 Pidgin Culture presents the debut of Four Oceans, a trio exploring ritualistic forms of interplay in an improvised context on Thursday, March 30th at 7pm at National Sawdust. A new group, it combines the talents of Old Time Relijun frontman Arrington De Dionyso, Rupert Huber of the famous Viennese trip-hop duo Tosca, and globetrotting drummer/composer Lukas Ligeti. De Dionyso, who is also a painter, performs on bass clarinet and various Indonesian traditional instruments; Huber, on piano and electronics, and Ligeti, on drums. Together, they explore new sonic spaces, evoking distant or nonexistent traditions, references to forgotten or freely invented cultures, and sounds that transport the listener to fantastic worlds the rest of us will never see. It is a music of sparse determination and internal revolution. (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Mar 24, 2017

It is a known fact that any cold heart can be warmed by a seven foot mute monster in tap shoes singing Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz". If you happen to be a fan of Mel Brooks' film Young Frankenstein, you already know this. But, if you happen to be like me and have never seen the iconic film, you need to go see The Des Moines Playhouse's production of Young Frankenstein immediately. (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

Hamptons International Film Festival Announces April Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will continue their 25 Years: 25 Films series with a screening of Judy Berlin on Sunday, April 9 at 6:00pm, featuring a special appearance by lead actress Edie Falco. Ticket prices are $10 and are available online at www.baystreet.org and hamptonsfilmfest.org, or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for the Innovative and Critically Acclaimed Complicite Production of THE ENCOUNTER at The Curran Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Curran theater announced that tickets are on sale to the general public beginning today, Wednesday, March 22nd, at 12:00pmPST (Noon) for highly anticipated San Francisco engagement of the Complicite production of The Encounter, Simon McBurney's riveting one-man play where audience members must wear headphones to take part in the journey. Tickets can be purchased at SFCURRAN.com/shows/the-encounter, by calling 415-358-1220, or in person at the Curran Box Office (445 Geary Street). Performances begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017, for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, May 7, 2017. For more information on The Encounter, visit SFCURRAN.com (more...)

Irish Musicians To Perform At St Martin-in-the-Fields London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Prominent Irish musicians are featured in an upcoming performance at the church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square in London next week, on Thursday 30 March. (more...)

Celebrate St George's Day with St George's Hall and L'Orchestra Dell'Arte
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Celebrate St George's Day in style in the beautiful surroundings of St George's Hall as they welcome back their sensational orchestra in residence L'Orchestra dell'Arte who return on Sunday 23rd April. (more...)

CBS Announces Mario Lopez as Host of Live-Action Game Show CANDY CRUSH
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

CBS today announced Mario Lopez as host of the new live action game show CANDY CRUSH, based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise. (more...)

McKay, Samonsky, Reinders, and More Sing Out SONGS OF PROTEST at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Broadway and popular music stars come together for a special performance of protest songs and political satire, Songs of Protest, on Wednesday, March 29th at 9:30 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the National Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

The New Pornographers Premiere New Song 'Whiteout Conditions'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers are premiering the title track off their forthcoming full-length record Whiteout Conditions today. (more...)

Das Alphabet der ANNA DEPENBUSCH live in Dresden und auf großer Deutschland Tour
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 24, 2017

Das Alphabet der ANNA DEPENBUSCH live in Dresden und auf grosser Deutschland Tour (more...)

Melissa Schott Joins All-Star Lineup for Adrienne Arsht Center Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Triple threat Melissa Schott joins a star-studded group of presenters and performers including Gloria Estefan, Chita Rivera, Vanessa Williams, Denyce Graves, Storm Large, Rita Moreno and more at the Adrienne Arsht Center this spring. (more...)

'Veterans' Reflections' Launches New Marketing Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

At the conclusion of the 2007 Veterans' Day ceremony, several veterans stated that it was the first time anyone had taken the time to thank them for their service. Their appreciation for William R. Graser's thoughtfulness gave him the inspiration to record their accounts and write 'Veterans' Reflections: History Preserved' (published by iUniverse). (more...)

Fionn Regan's New Song 'Cormorant Bird' Premieres on NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Critically acclaimed Irish musician Fionn Regan's new song “Cormorant Bird” premieres on NPR Music, who proclaim, “'Cormorant Bird,' does a nice job picking up on the feathery acoustic sweetness and poetic ambition of the singer's early work, while adding a bit of orchestral sweep to his approachable, plainspoken sound.” (more...)

Melissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The American Songbook opens up on Caramoor's Music Room stage for its annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. (more...)

Orchestra Baobab's New Album Streaming on NPR First Listen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

West Africa's iconic dance-band, Orchestra Baobab's highly anticipated album, Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng is now streaming exclusively on NPR's “First Listen.” (more...)

DISNEY IN CONCERT - Magic Moments mit Cassandra Steen, Anton Zetterholm, Lars Redlich und Willemijn Verkaik
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 23, 2017

DISNEY IN CONCERT - Magic Moments mit Cassandra Steen, Anton Zetterholm, Lars Redlich und Willemijn Verkaik (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents Contemporary Art By Walter Benjamin's Magnum Opus
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The writings of Walter Benjamin, the influential German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic, are the basis for a contemporary art exhibition at the Jewish Museum on view through August 6, 2017. The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin examines themes in the author's magnum opus The Arcades Project via contemporary artworks in media ranging from photography and video to sculpture and painting, with annotations by the American poet Kenneth Goldsmith.   (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's to Honor Pablo Heras-Casado and David Bury 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) will honor its Principal Conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado, and the Chairman of The Bay & Paul Foundations, David Bury, at its annual Gift of Music Gala on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel. The event will feature a special performance by 2016 Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard with Pablo Heras-Casado and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and will be hosted by mezzo-soprano and OSL board member Susan Graham. (more...)

Vancouver's Ora Cogan to Play at Cafe Racer In Support of Forthcoming LP 'Crickets'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Ora Cogan's versatile, haunted voice opens up a mystical reality; hallowed, forlorn and full of promise. She combines the intricate guitar picking of Americana with grunge and psychedelic dreamscapes, drawing comparisons to 70's folk legend Karen Dalton. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 23rd, 2017 - MISS SAIGON, OSLO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MISS SAIGON officially returns to Broadway tonight! (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SISTER ACT and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 65th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 7, 2017.  (more...)

Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 23, 2017

Die DEUTSCHE OPER Berlin gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18 (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Traveling Comedy Trio Return Home for Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Fresh from a rollicking tour across the globe, these 'damn fine belles of the sassy bizarre' (Australian Arts Review) are bringing their 'infectious silliness, impish cheek and harmonious musicality' (The Scotsman) to the Butterfly Club for their Melbourne debut at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. (more...)

Spoon Adds Dozen of Dates to North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Following the release of their ninth studio album Hot Thoughts (Matador Records), Spoon has added dozens of tour dates to the North American leg of their tour. Tickets for all dates except Savannah are on sale Friday at 10am local time. (more...)

California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in the world premiere of the newly-commissioned cello concerto, Tangle Eye, by its current Young American Composer-in-Residence, Dan Visconti, with soloist Inbal Segev on Sunday, May 7 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. The Israeli-American cellist, now based in New York, is a champion of contemporary music, and performs as a soloist with a Bay Area orchestra for the first time in the Orchestra's May 7 season finale. This is Visconti's final work as a Young American Composer-in-Residence with the Orchestra; his residency ends this year. The California Symphony also performs Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 for the first time in its 30-year history, and the program opens with Beethoven's Coriolan Overture. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 22, 2017

Matt Blank shares his experiences with suicide, depression and tragedy, and sits down with the stars of the March 26 performance of 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The evening features the best of stage and screen… and a few teen stars of our generation you just might want to see while supporting a vitally important cause. (more...)

LOVE CHILD Actress Records Theme Song to New Australian Film MY PET DINOSAUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????Little Monster Productions today announced the upcoming release of the title track to the upcoming family film, My Pet Dinosaur.  (more...)

The Wilma Theater Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Wilma Theater is pleased to announce its upcoming 2017/18 Season. The season will begin with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, directed by Csaba Horvath and featuring the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre presents LIFE COULD BE A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Sh-Boom as the boys of the Crooning Crabcakes prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. (more...)

The York Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creative Team For MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Mar 22, 2017

As I've stated before, theater should speak to people. This production of Cabaret spoke volumes to me and feels particularly poignant in today's political climate.   (more...)

Paramount Television and Telefe to Develop Multi-Lingual Drama CAZADORES
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Paramount Television and Telefe, a recent acquisition of Viacom, announced today that they will team up to develop the one-hour, multi-lingual drama CAZADORES, created by journalist-turned-TV writer Jason George (“Narcos”). (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Met Star Tenor Atalla Ayan presents Lieder Recital
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, April 23rd, acclaimed Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan will present a one-night-only recital. Praised for his starring performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mr. Ayan and collaborative pianist Marilio Caputo will present an intimate evening of song. Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Tosti and many more will be performed. (more...)

Tenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Monday April 3rd, at 12:30 PM, the New York classical music series "PREformances with Allison Charney" will present Metropolitan Opera stars' tenor Todd Wilander and countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum in a scintillating concert of arias and duets from masterworks by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  The program will also feature contemporary classical compositions for voice, cello and piano by Michael Ching and Moshe Knoll, performed by musicians of the ARK Trio, soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida. Also featured will be PREformances collaborative pianist Craig Ketter. The concert takes place at the JCC Manhattan, home to the intimate 150 seat Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas. (more...)

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