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London's Nick Cassenbaum Takes Bathtime on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In East London's last remaining bath house, writer and performer Nick Cassenbaum finds what he's looking for, now he's touring around the country to tell you all about it. (more...)

2017 Spoleto Festival Announces Lineup - Dee Dee Bridgewater, WAITING FOR GODOT, EUGENE ONEGIN and More; Beg. 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Festival General Director Nigel Redden has announced the program for the 41st annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 26 through June 11, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. "On the heels of a hugely exciting 40th season, this year's Festival promises to build on that momentum, with even more dance and theater performances than in previous years," says Redden. "Charleston's rich history in the arts comes alive during each Festival, and we will explore that history and add to it again in 2017." (more...)

Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart's “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM and May 21 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $21-$92, are available for purchase through or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Set To Release American Epic Documentary Series Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release AMERICAN EPIC: The Collection, a 5-CD/100 song deluxe box set, and AMERICAN EPIC: The Soundtrack, a single disc anthology of 15 songs featured in the AMERICAN EPIC three-part historical documentary (1LP or 1CD), on Friday, May 12. (more...)

Blind or Visually Impaired Music Students To Perform In Concert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Music students from Lighthouse Guild's Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School will perform in concert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, April 28. The concert will take place from 7 to 8:30pm in the Museum's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.  (more...)

The Canadian Magazine Awards Announce Inaugural Magazine Grands Prix Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017


Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Difficult, but welcome discussions about race and representation continue to spread through the theatre landscape. Yesterday, a group of Middle Eastern and Muslim theater artists from Noor Theatre and elsewhere released a letter expressing concern about Playwrights Horizons' current production of Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE. Playwrights Horizons has responded today with a call for public discussion and further collaboration. (more...)

Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

AMI This Week to visit five regions as part of ATW on the Road cross country trip
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017


Blind Lemon Pledge Scores Two Wins for 'Best Song' at Indie Channel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Powerfully transcending his roots as a critically acclaimed veteran bluesman, Blind Lemon Pledge's bold, freewheeling exploration of Americana and folk music is rapidly earning him accolades in genres fresh to his creative palette. (more...)

El Dorado Festival Announces Day Splits; Day Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

El Dorado Festival, from the founders of Cirque Du Soul, is one of the need-to-know new additions to the festival calendar, set in the beautiful 5,000 acre Eastnor Castle. As the festival is fast approaching, El Dorado have released their full day line up splits and released day tickets. (more...)

Miles Anderson to Play Patriarch in HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast for George Bernard Shaw's comic and caustic masterwork Heartbreak House, directed by Tresnjak. The show plays May 11 to June 11. (more...)

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones and More Coming Up at Daryl's House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Daryl's House Club has announced its upcoming performances in Pawling. Details below! (more...)

JUDITH BARRY at Mary Boone Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On 6 May 2017, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Chelsea location imagination, dead imagine, an installation with sound and video projection by JUDITH BARRY. The exhibition is curated by Piper Marshall. (more...)

Where Are They Now? JASON GLICK
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2017

Among such people is Jason Glick, a charming and talented man who came to town back in the 1990s, made a name for himself on a variety of local stages - Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Circle Players readily come to mind - and then decided to leave town, enroll in law school and who now, in the circuitous way that creative people wend their way through life, he's happily married, the dad to two boys and pursuing his art in Portland, Oregon. (more...)

Trivia, Talks, Tastings and More Among Events for ARCHDUKE at CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host multiple community events inspired by 'Archduke' including two Community Conversations on May 13 and 24; three post-show Stage Talks on May 2, 21 and 23; post-show Audience Talks after every evening performance beginning May 11; a special 'Taper and Tonic' gin tasting event on May 3; and two 'Archduke'-themed trivia nights on April 26 and May 1. (more...)

Charles Ludlam's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE Gets Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit last summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company with the first Off-Broadway revival of THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE by Charles Ludlam. (more...)

New Collection of Short Stories by Diane Thomas-Plunk Stars Unlikely Hero
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017


Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Live Nation Celebrates Beginning Of Summer Concert Season With 'National Concert Day' & Special Offer For Fans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater, to rocking out at an arena, or taking a road trip to a music festival, there is something special about summer concerts, and Live Nation is celebrating the start of the season with National Concert Day (more...)

Blind Pilot Announce Co-Headline Tour with Gregory Alan Isakov + Summer Festival Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Portland sextet Blind Pilot are excited to announce new co-headlining August tour dates with songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov. This run of shows will traverse the Pacific Northwest and include Midwest performances in Chicago, Des Moines and more. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRAILLE LEGACY, Charing Cross Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 25, 2017

The Braille Legacy tells the story of Louis Braille's fight for his system that allowed Blind people to read by touch - music good, but book and lyrics lack excitement. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Rounds Out Woolly Mammoth's 37th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the final production of its 37th Season, Hir, by playwright Taylor Mac, directed by Shana Cooper. Hir will run May 22-June 18, 2017. (more...)

by Roy Berko - Apr 24, 2017

During the late 1920s and into the 1940s, the United States went through the great depression. Unemployment in the U. S. rose to 25%. These were drab times and, as is the case, since the arts represent the era from which they come, the theatre of that time period represented two extremes: heavy drama reflecting the negative mood of the nation and escapism to make people feel better by hiding from their angst-filled reality. (more...)

Book Tickets Now For THE TOXIC AVENGER - No Booking Fee!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, cult rock musical THE TOXIC AVENGER is transferring to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season this autumn. Book now from £19.50 (more...)

Photo Flash: Thrilling True Story THE BRAILLE LEGACY Takes the Stage
by Roy Tan - Apr 22, 2017

Acclaimed director Thom Southerland (Ragtime, Titanic, Grey Gardens) directs the world premiere of The Braille Legacy, starring West End star Jerome Pradon. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists Present THE INFINITE WRENCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Neo-Futurists present The Infinite Wrench, their all-new production in an open run at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. (more...)

Twelfth Night Productions Presents FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

When Blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron's inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? (more...)

BWW Review: FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Opens the Block Party Series at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Apr 21, 2017

'Failure: A Love Story' chronicles the lives, loves and deaths of the three Fail sisters (June Carryl, Margaret Katch, and Nicole Shalhoub) and the one man with the double moniker Mortimer Mortimer (Kurt Quinn) who fell in love with each of them but not at the same time. Set against the backdrop of 1920s Chicago, this touching, whimsical tale explores the impermanence of life and the permanence of love, especially among devoted family members. The 'failure' in the title refers to poor Mortimer's inability to ever marry any of the three sisters after falling in love with them, as the untimely deaths of the three sisters happen before any marriages can take place. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Offer New Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre has announced its first sensory-friendly performance as part of the 40th anniversary of A Christmas Carol-Chicago's "crown jewel of the holiday season" (Daily Herald), directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. (more...)

No Peeking's IN LAK'ECH Discusses Latin American Experience at Grassroots Community Space
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Grassroots Community Space presents the premier of In Lak'Ech, a No Peeking Theatre production that discusses the diverse and multicultural perspectives of the Latin American Experience and its various definitions. (more...)

The Adam Morley Sponsor a Playwright Bursary to Announce Shortlist in September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Freelance director, producer and playwright Adam Morley will soon be announcing the shortlist of the inaugural Adam Morley Sponsor a Playwright Bursary, which will gift the winning writer with £1000 to further develop the script to production in 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Jewish Arts Collaborative Brings Broadway to Natick with Seth Rudetsky & Judy Kuhn
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway came to Natick last night as the Jewish Arts Collaborative presented SETH RUDETSKY & JUDY KUHN: A BROADWAY CABARET AND CONVERSATION at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). As promised by JCA Artistic Director Joey Baron in his introduction, the evening was fun (with a capital "F") as these two veterans of the Great White Way regaled the sold-out house with backstage stories, Rudetsky's masterful musicianship, and Kuhn's gorgeous vocalizing from her considerable musical theatre canon. (more...)

Charlie Worsham's New Album 'Beginning of Things' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Charlie Worsham's anticipated new album, Beginning Of Things, is out today on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville (purchase here). (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

Bootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project ( I CARRY YOUR HEARTwill preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run throughSaturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Primary Stages to Present Reading of Connor Sampson's PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced a reading of PARADING THE NOOSE, a new play by Connor Sampson, the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL to Transfer to Arts Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, when it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, acclaimed rock musical 'The Toxic Avenger The Musical' is to transfer to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from Thursday 28 September. (more...)

First Listen to 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young Blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of Blind people around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen to the song 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Bringing the Issues Front and Center with MJM DANCE in MONOPOLY: THE LANDLORD'S GAME
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 20, 2017

MJM Dance, under the artistic direction of Megan J. Minturn, presented their first evening-length piece entitled Monopoly: The Landlord's Game April 13-14, 2017 at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Here, Ms. Minturn in collaboration with her dancers- Leah Antonellis, Michelle Applebaum, Kelli Chapman, Cantata Chen Fan, Anna Johannes, Mara Katz, Chie Kurokawa, and Beverly Lopez, came together to tell the little known history of the game of Monopoly while exposing the injustices of our society and economic system. (more...)

UNESCO Recognizes and Collaborates With The Blind Judo Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Currently over 15% of the world's population have a disability and are not afforded in many cases equal opportunities to participate in sports and physical education according to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, April 29, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, April 29, 2017! (more...)

Meet the 2017 sofi Award Winners: 154 Specialty Food Products Receive Top Honors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

NEW YORK, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ From high atop New York City, the Specialty Food Association today announced the winners of the prestigious 2017 sofi (specialty outstanding food innovation) Awards. (more...)

Veteran Bluesman Blind Lemon Pledge Explores Americana on 'Backwoods Glance'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Blind Lemon Pledge (aka James Byfield) is taking a 'Backwoods Glance' with a new album that explores the Americana, Folk, and Country influences that are also an important part of his musical heritage. (more...)

Grammy Winner Delbert McClinton to Play Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Multi-Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton is 'One of the Fortunate Few,' who has managed to live his dreams for more than six decades. The stars have aligned for Delbert. Those stars may have leaned toward the blues, but Delbert has managed to keep them on the bright side. He will appear at the Boulder Theater on September 13, 2017. (more...)

'Seb's Clubs to Take Over the Country to Celebrate LA LA LAND DVD Release
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In celebration of the award-winning LA LA LAND releasing on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, on April 25th five cities will transform into the club featured in the film, “Seb's.” The bars will be fully changed over to replicate the “Seb's” experience with live music, themed drinks and film inspired décor. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 19th, 2017 - Drama League Noms, THE LITTLE FOXES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: This year's Drama League Award nominees are being announced today, while THE LITTLE FOXES officially bows at MTC! (more...)

Voting for a President Every Four Years; It's a Start but It's Not Enough
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017


Magic Hat Readies the Release of Big Hundo, a Big Ol' IPA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The brewers at Magic Hat have had especially large smiles on their faces recently. They've spent the last couple weeks giddily adding piles of hops to Big Hundo, an Imperial IPA, one of Magic Hat's Humdinger Collection of beers. The name, Big Hundo, comes from the dumbfounding amount of hops used to brew the beer, resulting in 100 IBUs. (more...)

Lighthouse Guild's Blind or Visually Impaired Students to Bring Music and Art Together at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The worlds of art, music, and poetry will come together as students, who are Blind or visually impaired, from Lighthouse Guild's Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School perform in concert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, April 28, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. (more...)

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