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BWW Feature: Top Artists to Lead Free, Outdoor Dance Classes in the Arts District for Dallas Arts Month
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 29, 2017

BWW Feature: TOP ARTISTS LEAD FREE OUTDOOR DANCE CLASSES IN ARTS DISTRICT FOR ARTS MONTH (more...)

BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe Broadway BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO Broadway, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

GREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group have announced the all new national tour of GREATER TUNA. GREATER TUNA will play The Grand 1894 Opera House for a limited three-performance engagement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt and More to Appear on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

This week's THEATER TALK welcomes three of the cast members of the new, thoroughly original Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt (Evan Hansen), Rachel Bay Jones (Heidi Hansen, Evan's single mother), and Jennifer Laura Thompson (Cynthia Murphy, another key character). (more...)

Singer-Songwriter and Stage Vet Morgan James to Release RECKLESS ABANDON Album; Announces Spring Tour Dates!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

New York soul singer-songwriter Morgan James announces the release of her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon (via her own Hedonist Records) on April 7th with an extensive tour, featuring appearances in NYC, Hollywood, Washington, D.C., Chicago and more (see tour dates and album track listing below). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's Genius
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 29, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.This Week: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zonya Love - From Bessie to Celie to Effie
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 29, 2017

The much-beloved musical DREAMGIRLS, which delves into the backstage drama of fictional girl group The Dreams, is coming to the Hobby, with Zonya Love tackling the role of Effie White, this April. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Tim Daly, Joe DiPietro, Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil and More Slated for George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced an initial roster of Broadway, film and television stars expected to appear at its Annual Gala Benefit on Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5 p.m., at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. (more...)

BWW CD Review: A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Entertaining, But Not Unforgettable
by David Clarke - Mar 29, 2017

Ghostlight Records' recent release of A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) perfectly captures the spirit of the Broadway show. The record sounds reminiscent of JERSEY BOYS with music and lyrics that pulsate with a heart that reminds listeners of HAIRSPRAY. The up-tempo tracks, enthusiastic performances, and pop and funk sounds of the 60s flood the album. This ensures audiences will be tapping their toes to the infectious beats, even if the songs don't stick to their ribs after the CD ends. (more...)

Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Sets General Rush, Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The producers of 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'), have announced a general rush policy and a digital lottery beginning Wednesday, April 5th. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Welcomes Grads from Webster University!
by Ben Cameron - Mar 29, 2017

St. Louis is a city renowned for lots of things. The blues, BBQ, one iconic cling-clanging trolly and one particular theatre training powerhouse, Webster University. Webster boasts alum like Norbert Leo Butz, Hunter Bell, and Jerry Mitchell to name a jut a few. We recently welcomed the graduating class for the Gateway city to take the stage at Broadway Sessions. Check 'em out here! (more...)

VIDEO: Sizzling Highlights from MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Midwestern Gothic. Directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Jelly's Last Jam, West Side Story), this new musical thriller features music, lyrics and orchestrations by Josh Schmidt (Off-Broadway's Adding Machine) and book and lyrics by Royce Vavrek (Dog Days, 27). Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & More Sing at the BANDSTAND Sitzprobe!
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2017

The cast of Bandstand is getting ready to start performances on March 31. To get fans excited, they just released a clip from their sitzprobe. Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, and the rest of the cast and crew in the video below! (more...)

PROOF to Play The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Next month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will conclude its inaugural season with Proof, the award-winning drama by David Auburn. (more...)

It's (Almost) Showtime! BEETLEJUICE Musical Will Get Staged Reading This Spring; Is Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Say his name three times and he might just arrive on Broadway! (more...)

Kim Sutton's LIVE TO TELL Adds Performance at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Kim Sutton's powerful show, "Live to Tell," has been extended for one performance on April 9th at the Beechman theatre. Showtime is 6pm. (more...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 29, 2017

When IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU opened on Broadway in April of 2015, it didn't quite get the reception the producers intended, closing just shy of three months later and receiving zero Tony Awards nominations. But, the producers at Uptown Players saw a hidden gem, and took a chance on this sweet, funny wedding-themed musical – and now local audiences have a chance to take part in the nuptial entertainment. (more...)

Dance/Variety Show RHYTHMIC CIRCUS to Arrive at Mayo Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The high-energy dance/variety show Rhythmic Circus: "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!" comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

New Musicals to Tackle Eating Disorders and AIDS at NYTB's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, April 24, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Pretty to the Bone and Ryan White. (more...)

Ricky Graham & Company to Bring Latest Comedy Creation, HELLO DAWLIN' to Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

THEY'RE BAAACK WITH A NEW COMEDIC MASTERPIECE!!! Rivertown Theaters Presents a new original comedy from Ricky Graham & Company. (more...)

Beloved Radio Host and Humorist Garrison Keillor Headed to Raue Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Raue Center will welcome beloved radio host and acclaimed humorist Garrison Keillor to the stage at 8 p.m. on September 24, 2017. (more...)

Magic, Science, Pirates and More Set for Cape Playhouse's Summer 2017 Kids Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Cape Playhouse has big plans for little theatre goers this summer, as FunDay FriDays! Playhouse for Kids takes the stage.  From pirate tales to dogs performing hilarious tricks, puppets, magicians and jugglers, the schedule has something for all kids. (more...)

William Peace Theatre to Close 2016-17 with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

William Peace Theatre closes its 2016 - 17 season with the family-friendly Broadway and West End blockbuster, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This musical production runs one week only, April 20 - 23 in Kenan Auditorium in the Browne-McPherson building on campus at 15 E. Peace St., Raleigh. (more...)

Saint Etienne to Play Seattle This Fall; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following show going on sale this week: Saint Etienne, performing October 2, 2017 at 8:00PM at The Neptune. (more...)

California Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The California Symphony today announced its 2017-18 season, its thirty-first, and its fifth with Music Director Donato Cabrera. The season includes a world premiere and a West Coast premiere, first performances of Mozart's Requiem and Sibelius's Third Symphony, the first performances in more than 20 years of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and Mahler's Symphony No. 4, the first performance of a work of Mahler's since the Orchestra's 1997-98 season. The Orchestra also welcomes guest soloists Haochen Zhang in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2; soprano Maria Valdes in Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and in Mahler's Symphony No. 4; and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Alexi Kenney. The Orchestra gives the world premiere of new Young American Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch's newest work, a California Symphony commission; and performs two works by Bay Area-based composer Nathaniel Stookey: the West Coast premiere of YTTE (Yield to Total Elation), and The Composer is Dead, the popular orchestral whodunit by Stookey and author Lemony Snicket, with Broadway star Manoel Felciano as narrator. Other highlights include performances with the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus and conductor Ragnar Bohlin of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Arvo Pärt's Te Deum, as part of the Mozart Requiem concert, and a performance of Smetana's Vltava (Die Moldau). (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN-THE MUSICAL Holds Riveted Audiences to their Seats at Lyric Arts
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 29, 2017

At the intimate theater in downtown Anoka, Minnesota, Lyric Arts presents an absolutely 'pee-popping' version of the 2001 Broadway hit Urinetown; The Musical. When the musical was first proposed, producers initially rejected the comic/tragic satire (A 'sad' musical as the character Little Sally names the production), yet numerous Urinetown performances captured Drama Desk and Tony Awards through 2001 and 2002. The multi-layered musical featured at Lyric Arts presents an equally multi-talented cast who can act, dance and sing, triple threats in theater, with thrilling results. Director Matt McNabb amps up the productions to a hyper realistic state, perfect for todays political scenarios into an entertaining and enlightening theatrical evening. (more...)

Stars Set for TONIGHT SHOW's 4-Night Stand at Universal Orlando Resort This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

An array of superstar celebrities will join TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON in Orlando for four highly anticipated broadcasts on April 3-6 to celebrate the grand opening of “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Universal Orlando Resort's thrilling new attraction. (more...)

7th Annual Marvelous Party Promises Some Enchanted Evening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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Gilberto Santa Rosa, Monica Puig & More Announced for PUERTO RICAN PARADE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) announced that the upcoming Parade scheduled for June 11th, 2017 on Fifth Avenue, will mark 60 years of celebrating Puerto Rican history, tradition, and achievement.  (more...)

Palo Alto Players presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Grab your coconuts and gallop down to Palo Alto Players! From the collaborators behind the hit film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, comes the Tony Award winning Best Musical Monty Python's Spamalot. Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on their quest to find the Holy Grail, April 28 - May 14 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Monty Python's Spamalot is directed and choreographed by Andrew Ceglio, with additional tap choreography by Stephanie Bayer and music direction by Katie Coleman. Tickets are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

BIG FISH to Open at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents esteemed screenwriter John August's poignant musical BIG FISH from April 15 through May 21, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: THE IMBIBLE Creator to Launch BROADWAY BARTENDER Series with Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK; Watch the Trailer!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Broadway Bartender is a brand new weekly video webcast hosted by Anthony Caporale, the creator and star of The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking, currently in an open-ended run at New World Stages. The series will launch tomorrow night, March 30, at 10PM EST on BeTerrific.com, featuring guests from Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK. Watch a promo for the show below! (more...)

Amanda Carr with Les Femmes de Chanson Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Amanda Carr with Les Femmes de Chanson'. From A Night in Tunisia to A Night to Remember, this all female, all-star trio delivers an inspired take on the American Songbook. International jazz recording artist Amanda Carr, along with pianist/vocalist Yvonne Monnett and bassist Genevieve Rose have departed from the traditional jazz trio to produce a labor of love that underscores an intimate musical connection, both with each other and the familiar melodies. (more...)

NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS Brings Laughs Hale Centre Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

When No Time for Sergeants takes the stage it brings loads of laughs and nostalgia to Hale Centre Theatre. Regarded as the funniest comedy ever written about the U.S. Armed Forces, No Time for Sergeants is a comedy for and about the military men and women who served our nation in World War Two. The story revolves around Will Stockdale, a young naive country boy who is drafted into the to the U.S. Air Force. Taken by his fellow draftees as a bumpkin and a hillbilly, Will is quick to make friends as well as enemies with his gullible charm. (more...)

African-American Shakespeare Company Tackles an Authentic American Classic in August Wilson's JITNEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The African American Shakespeare Company will present August Wilson's Jitney for the first time ever. Directed by AASC Artistic Director L Peter Callender, it reflects his long-simmering and personal vision of the play. As to why a company dedicated to Shakespeare would perform a play by a two-time Pulitzer winning contemporary playwright, African-American Shakespeare Company Artistic Director L. Peter Callender-who directed an award-winning version in 2016 at The American Stage Theater in Florida says-'I think of August Wilson as the Shakespeare of our time. I love Wilson's honesty, the 'anthropological aspect' of listening to real people and capturing the rhythms of their speech.' (more...)

The Old Globe to present Reading of ANDA'S LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Old Globe is proud to participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. The Globe will present a reading ofAnda's Love by Joshua Sobol, directed by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, featuring Globe favorites Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony) and Natacha Roi (The Winter's Tale), with Talley Beth Gale (M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program) reading stage directions. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with the acclaimed jazz/pop vocalist and songwriter GABRIELLE STRAVELLI. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara Headlines Virginia Arts Fundraiser in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

This weekend, Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN played host to Hampton Roads' supporters of the arts with THE MAIN Event: A Weekend Celebration for the Arts presented by TowneBank.  Starting with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and followed with a full schedule of visual and performing art experiences throughout the weekend, including Saturday Headliner Kelli O'Hara, The Main Event closed out the weekend with an oversized check presentation to the Business Consortium for Arts Support in the amount of $581,000. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sandra Bernhard Presents MAC'S Lifetime Achievement Award To Michele Lee
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 29, 2017

She really Succeeded in (show) Business and last night in addition to her other accolades, Michele Lee was presented with the Manhattan Association Of Cabaret & Clubs Lifetime Achievement Award. The Broadway Actress and film star, sing, dancer, producer, TV, and cabaret performer was introduced by her good friend Sarah Bernhard, who also noted that Michele is an activist for many social causes. Nobody still does or does it like Michele Lee (to paraphrase Cy Coleman) and she recently was seen on Broadway in WICKED. This summer Michele will be in the New York area when she brings her show 'Nobody Does It Like Me' to Barrington Stage Company on July 31st with her musical director and composer Ron Abel. (more...)

BWW Review: AN ACT OF THE IMAGINATION at The Hampton Theatre Company
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 29, 2017

Canadian playwright Bernard Slade is perhaps best known for his 1975 Broadway debut play Same Time, Next Year in addition to his TV credits. Out of his usual comedic realm, Mr. Slade proves versatile with this gripping British who-dun-it play, An Act of the Imagination, currently being presented by the Hampton Theatre Company through April 9th at the Quogue Community Hall. (more...)

Iridium NYC Welcomes Back France's Acoustic Guitar Master Pierre Bensusan For 2 Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On Saturday April 8, France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan continues his 40 date tour of the USA and Canada with 2 concerts on the same night at the famed Iridium Jazz Club in NYC! Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album 'Encore' (2014), 'Rose d'Or' of the Montreux Festival for his first album, 'Pres de Paris' (Switzerland, 1976), 'Best World Music Guitar Player ' by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Will Bring TOGETHER to New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Following the phenomenal success of their double platinum selling #1 UK album Together (released in the US by Decca Records), and a major sold out UK tour, musical legends Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have announced their first-and-only U.S. performance on May 23 at New York City Center. Tickets will be available at noon on April 5, 2017at www.livenation.com and www.nycitycenter.org. (more...)

Rob Drabkin Releases Music Video for 'Someday'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Lyrical genius, Rob Drabkin, has just released his latest music video 'Someday'. The Colorado native has an impressive list of musical achievements but his new song “Someday” is serving as an opportunity to his career from scratch.T (more...)

Stage Right's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Play the Palace This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Stage Right Professional Theatre Company will bring the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice classic Jesus Christ Superstar to the Palace Theatre Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15. (more...)

Broadway's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Sets Front-Row Rush Policy; Starts Previews Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced a special front-row rush ticket policy for the Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, which begins preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2017, ahead of its Opening Night on Thursday, April 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe, with Tonye Patano and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Old Globe presents Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in character below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Roz Ryan
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 29, 2017

Today's subject has been living her theatre life onstage and on screen for 40 years now. You might know Roz Ryan from the hit television show Amen, but for the past eighteen years she has been playing the keeper of the keys Matron “Mamma” Morton in the hit musical Chicago either on Broadway or on tour. She is the longest running actress ever to play the role since joining the show in 1999. You can see Roz in action here in DC when Chicago heats up the Kennedy Center from April 4th to the 16th. (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Stage JOHN AND JEN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Following the tremendous success of Lucky Stiff, Street Theatre Company presents, John and Jen, a show overflowing with intellect, wit, and gorgeous melodies. (more...)

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