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264 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

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BWW Review: In THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a Linguist Can't Find the Right Words for Love, at Portland Playhouse
by Krista Garver - May 26, 2017

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, the last show in Portland Playhouse's season, explores all of the ways language (spoken, written, nonverbal, even the language of food) both serves and fails us when it comes to human relationships. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Find Beauty in the World in Track from WAR PAINT Cast Recording
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital formats tomorrow, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. Click here to pre-order today! (more...)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album with Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana & Brian Stokes Mitchell Snags #1 on Billboard Classical Crossover Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square today announced that their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart, marking the 12th time that an album from 'America's Choir' has earned the top honor. The album also took the no. 2 spot on the Classical Overall chart. (more...)

Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Stopping SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD leading lady Glenn Close continues to make headlines and waves across social media this week, following her apology for being too ill to perform on Mother's Day via an open letter the entire Broadway community has dubbed 'classy.' (more...)

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Join RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles. The celebration takes place Friday, April 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 14 (2 & 8 p.m.), 2018 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose). (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces A New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Come hear the music play! Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce the launching of its first-ever cabaret series, which will take place in the Perlberg Studio Theatre. The premiere event, which runs from June 9 - June 11, features local favorite Laura Hodos performing her acclaimed show, Julie and Mary and Ethel and Babs!, a program of songs associated with musical theatre legends Julie Andrews, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, and Barbra Streisand. Selections include numbers from such shows as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, and Funny Girl. Hodos will be accompanied by Paul Reekie at the piano. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - 5/29 - 6/1 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - 5/29 - 6/1, airing on ABC (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

BWW has learned that Tony Award-nominee and star of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt will perform on ABC's THE VIEW on Thursday, June 1st. On Friday, June 2nd, the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will perform. (more...)

BWW Previews: For One Night Only Kiara Sasso Brings a New Presentation of Her Solo Show, SILHUETAS, at Theatro NET SP
by Claudio Erlichman - May 25, 2017

Kiara Sasso, considered by many to be one of the biggest names in Brazilian musical theater of her generation, is back in Sao Paulo with her 'Silhuetas' for a new presentation, with news in the script and setlist, scheduled for May 31, at Theatro NET SP. The artist takes to the stage several successes of the musical theater and movies revisiting more than 20 years of career. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 85th Anniversary Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Miami City Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow for the first time since 1998, to open the Festival's 85th Anniversary Season June 21-25, in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who later directed The George Balanchine Foundation, the company performs a program with a trio of works by master ballet choreographers, (more...)

Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING Extends Ahead of Opening at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. (more...)

VIDEO: Natalie Weiss and Brad Greer Duet on 'You Matter To Me' from WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Below, watch Natalie Weiss and Brad Greer duet on 'You Matter To Me' from WAITRESS! (more...)

Come OUT This June with Theatre Raleigh's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Join Theatre Raleigh and the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe on June 8th as they celebrate OUT Night with a special ticket for a one of a kind experience for a good cause! Tickets are selling quickly for Smokey Joe's Cafe which runs May 31st through June 11th at the Kennedy Theatre. (more...)

Visit 7 of NYC's Top Cultural Institutions Free at 39th Annual Museum Mile Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Now celebrating its 39th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. (more...)

Norm Macdonald, Katherine Ryan, Maz Jobrani and More to Bring Laughts to Carolines on Broadway This June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of June. (more...)

Magnatone Amplifiers to Sponsor Twangfest Americana Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Magnatone today announced the company has signed on as a sponsor of Twangfest, an annual Americana music festival held in St. Louis. Twangfest 2017 will feature 12 acts over four nights, running from June 7 to June 10 at Off Broadway in St. Louis City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

From tonight, May 25, through June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. Scroll down for a look at the dancers in action! (more...)

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Set for Playhouse @ Westport Plaza This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Authors Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, the creators of the best-selling book Growing Up Lutheran, and a host of other humorous writings, have joined forces with Twin Cities based production company Troupe America, Inc. and its Executive Producer Curt Wollan to turn their material into a new musical comedy. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017


VIDEO: Get A First Look At MARY POPPINS At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's MARY POPPINS! Check out the video below! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics byGeorge Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Video Game Scholar, Patrick Hickey Jr., to Speak at Borough Con This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Author/Professor Patrick Hickey, Jr. will discuss the industry and his anthology, 'For The Love of Games: Cult and Classic Game Developers Discuss Projects That Influenced And Entertained Millions,' at Borough Con, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Queens, NY. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

Photo Flash: Penny Fuller and Anita Gillette Bring SIN TWISTERS, TOO to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Monday, May 22 at 7pm, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented legendary Broadway and television stars Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller on the historic stage in Sin Twisters, Too. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Tony Winner Bill Irwin to Take the Stage in Reading of Jodi Rothe's AGORA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Directors Company has announced the reading of Agora a new play by Jodi Rothe, featuring Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin. The reading is being directed by Michael Pressman. (more...)

Famed Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer to Lead INDECENT Talkback Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Famed sex therapist and media personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be the special guest at a post-performance talkback on Tuesday, May 30 at Indecent, the Tony Award nominated Best Play, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Opens Up About His Winning Whizzer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, Andrew Rannells returned to Broadway in Falsettos, giving perhaps his most poignant performance to date as Whizzer. Below, watch as the Tony nominee joins BroadwayWorld and Sag-Aftra Foundation for a Career Conversation about how he found the character, why he adores his Falsettos family, and so much more! (more...)

Joel Grey to Appear Before Screening of GEORGE M! at Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Legendary stage and screen star Joel Grey will be interviewed at 12 noon on Sunday, May 28 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 West 52nd Street, NYC), preceding a screening of the 1970 NBC Telecast of George M! from 12:15 to 1:45 PM. The interview and screening are free and open to the public. (more...)

Edward Albee, Roger Moore, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Wilder and More Among 2017 Tony Awards 'In Memoriam' Tributes
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Tony Awards has released the list of names to be featured in this year's 'In Memoriam' segment, honoring friends and colleagues in the Broadway community who have left us during the past year (May 2016-May 2017). (more...)

The Kentucky Center and NS2 to Present AN EVENING WITH DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Kentucky Center and NS2 present AN EVENING WITH DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

HAMILTON Cast Members to Join Coast Guard in Honoring Founder Alexander Hamilton
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

As part of Fleet Week New York, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton will honor Coast Guard founder, Alexander Hamilton, and the namesake of their vessel, with a wreath laying ceremony at his grave, on the grounds of Trinity Church, Friday. (more...)

Raja Feather Kelly's Newest Warhol-Inspired Work Headed to LUMBERYARD Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts will present the feath3r theory in: Another Fucking Warhol Production, or Who's Afraid of Andy Warhol?, a new work from Raja Feather Kelly and his company the feath3r theory, June 22-24 at The Kitchen as part of the second annual LUMBERYARD in the City festival. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. The free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 19 and running through August 21.  (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Names Billy Russo Managing Director to Complete Executive Management Team
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Arizona Theatre Company Board of Trustees has named Billy Russo as full-time Managing Director to complete the executive management team following the announcement that David Ivers will assume responsibilities as Artistic Director beginning July 1. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Lady Behind the Looks of WAR PAINT, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Costume designer Catherine Zuber has picked up her twelve Tony nomination (six-time winner) for her inspired work on War Paint. Below, watch as she explains the challenges of giving both leading ladies a distinct and separate identity.  (more...)

KATINA AND BECKY HAVE IT ALL Delivers Two Solo Shows for One Price
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Monday June 5th at 8pm on The PIT's Striker Stage, beloved NYC comedians Katina Corrao (Broad City, The Pete Holmes Show) and Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Fort Tilden) present their solo shows in an evening titled Katina andBecky Have It All. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement Awards the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement will be presenting three students graduating this June as recipients of the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship.  This year's scholars, Emma Peleg, 17, Hale Sheffield, 17, and Jennifer Loo, 17, will each receive $25,000 over four years towards their college expenses.  Entering college in fall 2017, the scholars have been accepted to schools such as Yale University, Princeton University, Duke University, SUNY Stony Brook, Binghamton University, The New School, New York University, CUNY Hunter, CUNY Baruch, Oberlin College, and Northeastern University. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Kerry Butler, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Seattle Show
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A special one-night-only edition of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will be presented this summer at The 5th Avenue Theatre on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM. A star-studded concert of songs, comedy and commentary, the Seattle edition of Concert for America will feature world class performers including Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown), Broadway star Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid) and Tony nominee and longtime 5th Avenue Theatre favorite Kerry Butler, who originated the role of Penny Pingleton in Hairspray at The 5th and on Broadway. Seattle's critically acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater, Naomi Morgan, who starred as Mimi in Rent at The 5th and Caety Sagoian (Jasper in Deadland at The 5th) will also perform. Concert for America will benefit national organizations working to protect human rights. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Jason Lewis Directs REEFER MADNESS To Close Out ACT 1's Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Jason Lewis directs the regional premiere of Reefer Madness the Musical to close out ACT 1's 2016-17 season, opening June 9. A musical satire based on the 1936 cult film classic, Reefer Madness the Musical opened in Los Angeles in 1998. The book and lyrics were written by Kevin Murphy with music by Dan Studney. (more...)

BWW Previews: CLOWNTOWN at Judy Bayley Theatre At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - May 25, 2017

In a world where clowns are born, "Clowntown" is an original musical combining murder, romance, laughs and big shoes. The musical created by Le Reve Musical Director Michael Brennan and Composer's Showcase Co-founder John Masse will debut at the Judy Bayley Theatre May 27-28. (more...)

All-Female Mariachi Flor de Toloache and More Coming Up in Latinx Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Joe's Pub will host an exciting and diverse array of upcoming Latinx events! Highlights include all-women mariachi group Mariachi Flor de Toloache on June 16 and 17; singer/songwriter Dorian Wood performing songs from his new album XALÁ on June 24; Argentine folk band Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies with special guest Maria Volonte on July 19; Cuban son and bolero outfit El Septeto Santiaguero on July 28; That's Not Tango celebrating Astor Piazzolla on the 25th anniversary of his death on August 5 and 6; and, Brazilian pop musician Aline Muniz on August 10. Complete show information follows! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Casting and Full Program for 2017 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.   (more...)

Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Extends Downpour Again at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for a second week. (more...)

Jersey Tap Fest Announces 8th Annual Festival on National Tap Dance Day!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Jersey Tap Fest, NJ's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza, celebrates its eighth year, August 10-13, in East Hanover and Bloomfield, NJ. (more...)

Backstage Tours Being Held at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

??????? It is a perfect time to take an exclusive backstage tour of the National Historic Register theatre at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The historic theatre is one of Maine's cultural jewels and a cornerstone of America's theatrical heritage. It has produced the finest Broadway shows for 85 years, showcasing over 300 Broadway, television and film stars on its stage. Come walk in the footsteps of theatre legends guided by a group of enthusiastic docents who are eager to share the fascinating stories of the Ogunquit Playhouse. (more...)

WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut. (more...)

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