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The Lyric Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary with One-Night-Only Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

The Lyric Theatre, one of Montreal's longest-standing, award-wining community theatre companies, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a one-night-only concert, tonight, October 17th at Concordia's Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. The celebration combines the current 40+ members of The Lyric Theatre Singers with more than 80 performers from The Lyric Theatre Alumni Chorus, who were former stage production cast members or Lyric Singers, creating the biggest Lyric Chorus ever! (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Lineup for Fall Theatre Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists participating in its two Fall artist development programs: the Alumni Writers Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY, which ran October 4-11, as well as the two-week Theatre Lab for musical theatre, ensemble-generated projects and solo work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place November 8-22. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the initiatives are among the 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

Camille Brown & Dancers Explore Black Womanhood in Chicago Debut This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Camille A. Brown & Dancers performing their newest work, Black Girl: Linguistic Play, this week, November 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. (note new performance time) at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Works By Joe Iconis, Georgia Stitt, Nick Blaemire & More Will Be Featured in Feinstein's/54 Below's NEW MUSICALS Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below has just announced that it will launch New Musicals at 54- a series presented by Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell's final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays tonight, November 3, through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The first preview is tonight, November 20 at 8PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 14 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Unveils 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's newly appointed Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2016 mainstage season lineup of three contemporary plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of producing boundary - pushing, thought-provoking theater. At a season-announcement party on Saturday, November 14th Morita addressed Crowded Fire donors, patrons, and artists saying "At Crowded Fire, we are unafraid of tackling big issues. We commit ourselves to true experimentation of form and content to question, disrupt, or complicate comfortable notions of cultural hierarchy." (more...)

See the First Preview of MARJORIE PRIME for $5 at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, November 11, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). (more...)

LaChanze to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture on 5/15
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

A concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Next Sunday, May 15th, Tony winner LaChanze will become Brown's latest guest in the series! (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce the 2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs; The Songs of Carner & Gregor; Barrett Foa: Grin and Barrett; and 54 Sings How to Succeed. (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES as Part of New Musicals at 54
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The NEW MUSICALS AT 54 series will present FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES by Kirsten Childs at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, THE BLUEST EYE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More Headed to Guthrie Theater in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Artistic Director Joseph Haj just announced his inaugural mainstage season with The Guthrie Theater. (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & More Set for 14th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

MAD COW THEATRE announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 14th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. Among the headliners for the 2016 Cabfest will be Broadway star Andrea McArdle, a leading lady ever since she played the very first Annie in the beloved Broadway show of the same name. (more...)

Camille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Regularly garnering acclaim for her 'vividness and versatility' (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times), Brown holds a New York Dance and Performance ('Bessie') Award, two Princess Grace Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and her work has toured nationally and internationally. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was established in 2007 and, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pillow has broadened the scope of this honor with a commitment to the artist's growth and future work. In addition to the unrestricted cash prize, this Award also includes a committed engagement for the 2017 Festival and a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and John Heginbotham of Dance Heginbotham, among others. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 9 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

Entrepreneur Releases 22 New Books in 6 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Have you ever heard of an entrepreneur/ author/ publisher that has released 22 new books in only six weeks? Well, that's exactly what Dante Lee, founder of Urban Ebooks ( http://www.UrbanEbooks.com ), has done! (more...)

Rihanna to Receive Rock Star Award at the 2016 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards on BET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

BET Networks and Beverly Bond, Founder, CEO and Creator of Black GirlS ROCK! are delighted to announce eight-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist, Rihanna, to receive the Rock Star Award at this year's Black GirlS ROCK! Awards on BET. The chart topping singer, executive producer, fashion designer, actress, astute business entrepreneur and philanthropist will help illuminate the triumphs of brilliant Black women in an extraordinary night celebrating Black Girl Magic. Black GirlS ROCK! acknowledges the achievements of Black women who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy and community service. Black GirlS ROCK! 2016 will tape on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and the broadcast will premiere on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT. (more...)

Tracee Ellis Ross Returns as Host of BET's BLACK GIRLS ROCK 2016
by TV - On the Road - Mar 11, 2016

BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, founder and Creator of “Black GirlS ROCK!”, are excited to announce the return of Tracee Ellis Ross as the host of “Black GirlS ROCK!” 2016 (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Jackalope's 8th season continues with the world premieres of Rolling, written by Calamity West, directed by Nate Silver, and Prowess, written by Ike Holter, directed by Marti Lyons, with the full casts and production teams announced below. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Announces Winner of New Musical Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces Kirsten Childs' Bella: An American Tall Tale as the winner of its tenth annual New Musical Award. The only honor of its kind in the country, the Weston New Musical Award supports the production of a high-quality demo of a new work by writers and composers of notable promise, chosen from a group of national nominations. (more...)

BWW Review: APAP Presenters Embody MLK Legacy Through Dance
by Olga El - Jan 25, 2016

The interaction between Brown and her equally hardworking partner Catherine Foster portrayed a multidimensional mix of African-American culture and urban girlhood not often accessible to those without a similar background. There was a sense of sisterhood and innocence not often seen in mainstream portrayals of African American youth. However, the piece did not limit itself to depicting the idyllic. (more...)

BWW Feature: Soon Clevelanders Will be Going to the Shaw Festival in Canada
by Roy Berko - Jan 22, 2016

The Canadian winds are whipping across Lake Erie! Yes, the snow is on the ground, the weather is miserable, but soon the cold winds will subside and many Clevelanders will start their trek to the land of the maple leaf and cross one of the many bridges in their treks north to Canada for wonderful theater. (more...)

Fire This Time Festival Panel Discussion to Feature All Women Directors at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Now in it's seventh season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival is pleased to announce the panelists for their So You Want to Direct? Panel Discussion on Monday, January 18 at 7pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Admission to the event is FREE.  (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Time Inc.'s ESSENCE Kicks off GRAMMY Weekend With 7th Annual Black Women in Music Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Time Inc.'s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE, the preeminent brand for African-American women, kicks off GRAMMY weekend with its highly anticipated 7th annual Black Women in Music event to be held on February 11 in Los Angeles. (more...)

Campbelltown Arts Centre Commissions Indigenous Theatre Work ONE BILLION BEATS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Campbelltown Arts Centre has commissioned a significant new contemporary Indigenous theatre work, One Billion Beats examining the historical representation of Aboriginal people in Australian cinema, presented over four nights on 26 and 27 February and 4 and 5 March 2016. (more...)

POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Poetic Theater Productions announces the line up for their 5th annual festival of new poetic theater. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW begins on Thursday, March 17 and runs through Friday, April 8.  Ticket prices range from $15 - $20; the Bedlam event is free. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW takes place at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.poetictheater.com. Group Sales available for groups of 10 or more by emailing: tickets@poetictheater.com (more...)

Adam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, just announced the six productions of its 2016/2017 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Jerry Zaks/Robert De Niro Co-Direct Paper Mill's Promising A BRONX TALE Musical
by Michael Dale - Feb 16, 2016

A catchy Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score and a terrific turn by Nick Cordero highlight this world premiere adaptation of Chazz Palminteri's solo play. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

A struggle between a family's enduring legacy and its chance for a brighter future takes center stage in The Piano Lesson: one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in August Wilson's landmark ten-play American Century Cycle.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/16/2015 - 'DOOPLES', NYMF and 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Dooples appear off-Broadway, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' hits a milestone and more! (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Opening Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The production opens tonight, December 14, at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Atlantic Theater, Barrington Stage & More Among NAMT's 2016-17 New Musicals Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced eleven awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its eighth year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $43,000 to twelve organizations across the country. (more...)

The Second City e.t.c.'s A RED LINE RUNS THROUGH IT to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Second City has announced the opening of The Second City e.t.c.'s 40th Revue, A Red Line Runs Through It. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at The Second City e.t.c. Theatre (2nd Floor of Piper's Alley, 230 W North Ave). A Grand Opening is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Michael R. Jackson About A STRANGE LOOP
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 13, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

5th Annual Anguilla Lit Fest is Presented, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA - Anguilla is set to host the fifth annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification at the Paradise Cove Resort from May 19-22, 2016. This year's distinguished panel of authors includes: (more...)

FSLC Announces Lineup for 23rd New York African Film Festival This May
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. announce the lineup for the 23rd New York African Film Festival, May 4-10. (more...)

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