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The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Arts in the Armed Forces to Host JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN Benefit This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) will present its first annual Spring performance in Brooklyn to celebrate and welcome the men and women serving at Fort Hamilton and their families, as well as veterans in the New York metro area. (more...)

Skating Polly Announce US Tour with X! 'New Trick' EP Out 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Skating Polly is excited to announce that they will be joining X on tour in early May following the April 28th release of their New Trick EP that features Nina Gordon and Louise Post from Veruca Salt. The EP was produced by Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins) and is the follow-up to 2016's The Big Fit LP. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Kendrick Lamar Will Bear Witness With The DAMN. Tour !
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Seven-time Grammy-winning hip-hop Renaissance man, Kendrick Lamar, is set to embark on The DAMN. Tour this summer, announced today. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on Brooklyn NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on Tuesday, April 25, 2017! (more...)

PINTO GARDEN in the West Village Debuts New Spring Menu
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 23, 2017

There has never been a better time for both vegetable-focused and Thai restaurants in New York City. And now Pinto Garden in the West Village is debuting their delicious new spring menu offerings. (more...)

Kustera Projects Presents HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Exhibit, 4/29-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

'Home is Where the Heart is' is an exhibition about place and displacement. The exhibition at Kustera Projects will take place within the context of a large dollhouse that was recovered from a home severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media Today
by Social Watch - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts today! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

Photo Flash: StageWest Presents Touching Tale THE ALIENS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

"Looking at the sun helps you sneeze." Just a typical piece of life-advice from KJ, one of a pair of disaffected yet engaging slackers we meet in Annie Baker's gentle, touching, and funny Obie Award winner The Aliens, beginning a 5-week run on Thursday, May 4 at Stage West. (more...)

Playwrights on Park Reading Series Presents Joe Godfrey's HERE'S JOHNNY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! The Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created for this very purpose, and our next evening in this exciting series is Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30pm with Joe Godfrey's Here's Johnny! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media 4/22
by Social Watch - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts this Saturday, April 22nd! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind the scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Nasty Women Unite Fest to Kick Off This Sunday in Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Nasty Women Unite Fest, a multi-day arts festival focused on intersectional feminism, begins its run with an opening night party at William Hallet in Astoria. (more...)

Julia Murney, Cole Escola, Molly Pope and More to Honor Patti LuPone at THE MEETING* This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, April 23 with a celebration of Broadway legend Patti LuPone at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills. (more...)

Colin Quinn Comes to Bay Street Theater Memorial Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Colin Quinn will be presenting a stand-up comedy show for Bay Street's Comedy Club series on Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 27 at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $55 to $75 and are available online at or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

The Dirty Blondes to Stage Ashley Jacobson's HOW TO BE SAFE at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present the World Premiere of Ashley J. Jacobson's How to Be Safe, directed by Cezar Williams, June 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Meklit to Release New Album 'When The People Move, The Music Moves Too' 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ethiopian-American artist Meklit will release her new album When the People Move, the Music Moves Too on June 23rd with Six Degrees Records. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns for a Special Encore at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Angeline Mirenda based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from May 5 through May 13; regular performances will begin May 13 and continue through May 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Treehouse Shakers Presents OLIVE & PEARL for Ages 2-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Olive & Pearl, for ages 2-5 and their families, tells the story of a young girl, Olive, who is raised by her Granny, Pearl. Centered on thematic elements of home, and what a home means, young audiences are invited into a cozy and gentle world, rich with sensory experiences. The story follows Olive throughout her day, as she is affectionately taken care of by her grandmother. Granny Pearl builds fires, warms tea, makes meals, has a comforting lap to tell stories on and safe arms to rock Olive to sleep. (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...)

Roger Waters Album 'Is This The Life We Really Want?' Set For Global Release This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Roger Waters, the creative power and song writing force behind Pink Floyd, announces his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Second Street Players' NUNSENSE: A-MEN!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Second Street Players present Nunsense: A-Men! By Dan Goggin May 5th, 6th, 7th 12th, 13th, 14th. Fridayand Saturday curtain is at 8pm and Sunday curtain is 3pm. All performances will be held at The Riverfront Theater. 2 South Walnut Street, Milford De, 19963. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in their habits! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Screening, Showtune Sing-a-longs and More Set for United Palace This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

United Palace, the stunning architectural gem that recalls the movie palaces of a bygone era, is hosting a series of blockbuster special events for adults and children of all ages on the weekend of May 6 and 7. (more...)

Jackie Sibblies Drury's REALLY Up Next in WAM Theater's 'Fresh Takes' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 7 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. Alice Reagan - director of Shakespeare & Company's acclaimed 2016 production of Or, - will direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: Casa Manana Heads Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre and Regions present Disney's The Little Mermaid, as part of the 2016-2017 Children's Theatre season. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Fathom Events and Movies Series bring the brand-new Director's Cut of Saturday Night Fever to the big screen on Sunday, May 7 at 7pm. Saturday Night Fever became a cultural touchstone like few movies before or since, and soon fans can catch the fever again when the influential classic returns to the big screen in celebration of its 40th anniversary! (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Miller Theatre and Opera Omaha Join Forces to Present PROVING UP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Launching Miller Theatre's new Chamber Opera Commissioning Initiative  Miller Theatre at Columbia University and Nebraska's Opera Omaha announced today their plans for the New York premiere of Proving Up, a new opera from the Brooklyn-based creative team of composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, two of the most important new talents in American music. (more...)

BTG Announces 'The Berkshire Club Kid' Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

IS183, Art School of the Berkshires; Only In My Dreams Events; Berkshire Theatre Group; Norman Rockwell Museum; and Stonover Farm are proud to announce a unique collaboration and celebration of creativity this summer. (more...)

Composer/Violist Jessica Meyer Presents Two Premieres in NYC, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Continuing a flurry of activity, composer/violist Jessica Meyer looks ahead to two premieres in NYC. On April 30, the well-regarded new music collective counter)induction premieres Sagrada Familia at the Brooklyn Public Library. And, in her largest-scale work to date, NOVUS NY premieres Through which we flow at Trinity Church Wall Street on May 18. (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (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...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

GREAT COMET's Oak Onaodowan to Celebrate THE MUPPETS at 54 Below with Taran Killam, Richard Kind & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

It's time to play the music... again! After two sold-out shows last summer, 54 Celebrates The Muppets is back on Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

Bonnie Raitt Ends Fall DIG IN DEEP Tour at the Santa Fe Opera in September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Fresh off a visit Down Under that brought the 'Dig In Deep' Tour to New Zealand and Australia, including a stop at the famed Byron Bay Bluesfest, 10-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt has announced a late summer run of shows in the U.S. (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Presents Wangechi Mutu Exhibition, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce the gallery's first exhibition with Wangechi Mutu in Hong Kong. The Kenya-born artist, based in New York and Nairobi, will debut a new body of work comprised of sculptures and paintings representing the artist's use of materials from familiar surroundings that have informed her continued engagement with the natural world. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist at the Pedder Building on Thursday, May 18, from 6-8 PM. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service's 2017 Gala; Steve Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Monk and More to Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 22nd, 2017 Stephen Colbert will host a star-studded gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Obie-Award winning theater ensemble, Elevator Repair Service. (more...)

Whistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Director Thomas Ostermeier's critically lauded Schaubuhne production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced. The acclaimed version by Florian Borchmeyer & Thomas Ostermeier will have a new English adaptation by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In an unprecedented effort to bring arts-based public health projects to communities around the U.S. and globally, Theater of War Productions is partnering with government, community, and educational organizations to stage over 65 events in 2017, in more than 20 cities worldwide. (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Sing Chavela Vargas in 'THINK OF ME' at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Trudeau will unveil the piece May 15 at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), accompanied by her arranger, David Lahm on piano and by Ben Lapidus on guitar and percussion. (more...)

Dawin Debuts Dance Video for High-Energy Track 'Shenanigans'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Brooklyn's very own Dawin just dropped the dance video for track 'Shenanigans' and we dare you to stay in your seat and not bust a move. The track is off Dawin's first full length album Errors which hit stores worldwide on March 31st. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum and Bard Announce American Decorative Arts Curatorial Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Brooklyn Museum and Bard Graduate Center announced today a collaborative, multiphase project aimed at rethinking the presentation and study of American decorative arts. Starting in fall 2017, Bard Graduate Center faculty and students and Brooklyn Museum curators will come together as a think tank to examine the organization, display, and interpretation of the Brooklyn Museum's extensive collection of American decorative arts. This will launch a series of courses on American decorative arts at the Brooklyn Museum, led by Kevin Stayton, Curator Emeritus, along with Barry Harwood, Curator of Decorative Arts, among others. The course, open to all students enrolled in Bard Graduate Center's M.A. and Ph.D. programs in decorative arts, design history, or material culture, will serially study parts of the Museum's collection. As its outcome the course will lead to the redesign of the gallery display of the decorative arts collection.  (more...)

WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole Set for This Week's 'Theater Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

This week THEATER TALK welcomes Broadway grande dames Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, currently starring in WAR PAINT, the new Broadway musical in which they portray legendary Twentieth Century cosmetic pioneers Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden. (more...)

The Revolution Launches Prince Tribute Tour Starting in Paisley Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Revolution has gathered together to celebrate and pay tribute to their PRINCE. The band will set off on their first coast-to-coast foray in decades in response to the overwhelming reaction of February's surprise announcement of their reunion. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Apr 19, 2017

The latest musical to grace the stage at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre is the U.S. tour of the jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Featuring a book by Douglas McGrath it showcases the early life and career of singer and songwriter Carole King. The music and lyrics featured in the production are by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, along with other top hits written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. (more...)

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