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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...)

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 ( ), 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...)

THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN SEARCH FOR GOD Begins Previews Tomorrow at Court House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Governor General Award-nominated playwright Lisa Codrington's stage adaptation of Bernard Shaw's The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God begins previews Friday, June 10 at the Court House Theatre. Commissioned by the Shaw Festival, this world premiere is an outrageous comic tale of a young girl's quest to find God. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Moments of Happiness: What's Your Proudest Moment in Theater?
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jun 6, 2016

We all have our proudest moments. They may not always be the day you got the 'starring role', but maybe it is. Everyone has that one instant in their life that makes them smile. This week, we're going to talk about your proudest moment in theater. Whether you pursued theater your entire life, only did it in high school, or maybe still getting your feet wet; your experience in theater has an everlasting impact on your life whether you realize it or not. I love asking questions and I love getting to know people, so I went out and found out people's proudest moments in theater.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Two Kittens and a Kid
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 29, 2016

BWW speaks to Christopher Wilson about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Two Kittens and a Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva). (more...)

Victory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a Black Girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. The 2016 Festival runs August 5-7, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Names 2016-17 Boston Project Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Playwrights Obehi Janice of Medford and Rick Park of Boston's South End have been selected from forty applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's returning new works initiative "The Boston Project." (more...)

OZY Media And Fusion Media Group Launch The Inaugural OZY FUSION Fest On Saturday, July 23 At Rumsey Playfield In NYC's Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016


Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for the new musicals in development at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference later this month. Among the actors premiering new work are Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon, Kevin Mambo, Matt Von Roderick, Christina Sajous, and Remy Zaken. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

The pregnant Broadway stars says she will definitely be showing the animated program to her little one. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

BWW Dance Review: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play
by Jennifer Fried - Jul 25, 2016

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! offered New Yorkers a free evening of empowering music and dance at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 21st 2016.  The program began with Brandee Younger's glistening jazzy harp music following the traditions of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.  Younger's mellow jazzy music scintillated throughout the park as she played original compositions and covers of Coltrane and Ashby.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Clevelander's Invade Canada for the Shaw Festival 2016
by Roy Berko - Jul 25, 2016

Walking down Queen Street, the main shopping boulevard in beautiful Niagara-on-the Lake, during the third week of July, was like being in downtown Cleveland. Cav championship t-shirts and Indian's garb were worn by many of the strollers. Our Toronto friends shared that in almost every play they attended, their neighbors on one or both sides of their seats were from the Cleveland area. (more...)

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of “eat or be eaten”, began its limited run July 17 – with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department has selected and announced the productions for the 2016-2017 season.  The season was selected with aims to make an immediate and meaningful connection to contemporary audiences through the work of budding and veteran artists, according to Olivia Sather of the Season Selection Committee. "By including a variety of theatrical productions we allow something for everyone in a community that reaches beyond the students on campus into the culturally diverse city of Long Beach," said Sather.  Audiences this season can expect a variety of classic plays, contemporary comedies, and compelling dramas, including two rarely produced musicals and an original movement piece. (more...)

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

Black Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

THE DANCE OF DEATH, August Strindberg's groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Studio Theatre. (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...)

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 Group Sales available for groups of 10 or more by emailing: (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...)

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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