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New Rochelle Opera Presents THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow, from June 22-25, 2017 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.  (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

???????Boys and girls will love Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Junie B. Jones The Musical. The Junie B. Jones book series is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the world's funniest first-grader is front and center at Walnut Street Theatre. Kids, parents and grandparents can read the books together and see their favorite characters live on stage in an hour-long musical filled with lots of laughter. Due to popular demand, the Walnut has just announced the production has been extended! Junie B. Jones will now run June 2nd through June 18th. (more...)

Gadfly Theatre Productions presents A Talking Penguin, A Polyamorous Wolf, and a Whole Lot of Queer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Gadfly Theatre Productions, your local queer & feminist theatre company is ecstatic to bring you their FOURTH annual One-Act Geek Festival. The Final Frontier Festival has presented more queer robots, feminist gods, and outspoken horror movie monsters in the past three years than previously were thought to even exist. This year, don't be fooled by the Fairy Tale theme: these are not the stories you fell asleep listening to as a kid. We've got polyamorous wolves, lesbian led fantastical countries, and a talking penguin named Algernon--and that's just to get you warmed up. We've got six fantastic shows, six of our strongest directors to date, and as much whimsy as we can get crammed into the Fox Egg Gallery. For complete show list, please see attached list. (more...)

BLAMED: AN ESTABLISHED FICTION Wins 2017 Hollywood Fringe Scholarship Award
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Hollywood Fringe Festival has announced Blamed: An Established Fiction as one of the winners of the 2017 Fringe Scholarships. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Adds Two New Opportunities to Experience Trisha Brown Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival has added two more opportunities for audiences to experience Trisha Brown Dance Company. Originally a five-performance run, August 16-19 in the Ted Shawn Theatre, the Pillow has added a Thursday matinee to the company's schedule. Members of Trisha Brown Dance Company will also perform the site-specific work Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, August 13, a co-presentation of Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Clark. An icon of American dance with extensive Jacob's Pillow connections spanning more than 30 years, choreographer Trisha Brown died March 18, 2017. In a New York Times obituary, chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay wrote “Few dance inventors have so combined the cerebral and sensuous sides of dance as Ms. Brown did, and few have been as influential. Her choreography…helped shape generations of modern dance creators into the 21st century.” (more...)

20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgement to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART is Guilty of Pulling at Your Heartstrings.
by David Edward Perry - May 5, 2017

After you visit the McGrath sisters your family issues wont seem so bad. (more...)

Jerome Robbins Foundation to Develop Dance-Driven Musical Theater in CT and NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Jerome Robbins Foundation introduces the The Springboard Project:  Fostering Collaboration in Dance-Driven Musical Theater. (more...)

Sing For Hope Pianos, Designed by Broadway Casts of BEAUTIFUL, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More, Will Be Back on the Streets of NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sing for Hope is bringing its renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. From June 5-25, as a celebration of the work Sing for Hope does in communities year-round, 60 Sing for Hope Pianos will be placed in parks and public spaces in high traffic locations across all five boroughs in New York for anyone and everyone to play. (more...)

Mark Gatiss to Appear in One-Night West End Gala Presentation of OUTINGS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Switchboard patron Mark Gatiss will appear alongside 20 other performers in a one-night West End gala presentation of the true-life coming-out drama OUTINGS, as part of the Pride in London Festival. All proceeds will go to the LGBT+ helpline charity. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley D. Kelley and More in BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Kirsten Childs, directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance. (more...)

Freeform United 'Fankind' on Monday Nights with SHADOWHUNTERS & STITCHERS
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

This summer, Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, unites fankind with a Monday night programming block of back-to-back episodes of fan-favorite shows, SHADOWHUNTERS and STITCHERS. (more...)

Serge Devant and Damiano Release 'Thinking Of You' feat. Camille Safiya
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following monumental releases on both Rebellion and Crosstown Rebels, Serge Devant is back onboard the label to deliver one of his best to date. (more...)

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Feature Dances by Feld, Careless and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE, called 'a New York City treasure' by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce for six performances, June 8-11.   The remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kids, numbering 60, ages 11-17, will delight audiences young and old with Feld classics Meshugana Dance and The Jig is Up, along with two Feld works created especially for Kids Dance: Upside Dance and the new Pointing, a premiere for four young ladies en pointe.  (more...)

Show-stopping Sugary Goodness At WEST END BAKE OFF 2017
by Cindy Marcolina - May 22, 2017

On a (thankfully) sunny Saturday afternoon, the thespians who usually inhabit London theatres turned bakers for the day. Benefitting Acting For Others, an umbrella name that represents 15 charities devoted to helping people in the theatre business, the West End Bake Off was a bounty of show-stopping sugary goodness. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's JUNIE B. JONES Just Extended
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Boys and girls will love Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Junie B. Jones The Musical. The Junie B. Jones book series is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the world's funniest first-grader is front and center at Walnut Street Theatre. Kids, parents and grandparents can read the books together and see their favorite characters live on stage in an hour-long musical filled with lots of laughter. Due to popular demand, the Walnut has just announced the production has been extended! Junie B. Jones will now run June 2nd through June 18th. (more...)

InterContinental David Tel Aviv Selects Mitel for Enhanced Communications and Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Photo Flash: Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas and More Celebrate JERSEY BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opened last night, May 18, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces Casting for the Chicago Premiere of LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available. The press opening is Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

BWW Review: Chita Rivera, Complete With Frills and Feathers, Entertains In Café Carlyle Run
by Ashley Steves - May 17, 2017

“Shouldn't I be somewhere at 8:00?” That is a fair reaction for the Chita Rivera to have to once seeing boards and bus ads for CHIGAGO, BYE BYE BIRDIE, and WEST SIDE STORY a few years back while they were all simultaneously running, a story she regaled the audience with in the intro to her WEST SIDE medley at the Café Carlyle last week. When your name has become synonymous with iconic shows, maybe as iconic as the shows themselves, you have somewhere to be at 8:00… and people will be there to see. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow's signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and plenty of dancing and live music. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities. Check out trailers for the new shows below! (more...)

Motto Communications Chooses Mitel to Expand Reach of UCaaS Solutions Across the Netherlands
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

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DATING WHILE BLACK Dramedy Comes to Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

She Gon' Learn - the Award Winning 'Dating While Black' solo play that was a surprise hit on the theatre festival circuit - makes its New Jersey debut at Merseles Studios, presented by Jersey City Theatre Center (JCTC) as part of its Disruption series. (more...)

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArts
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will present "Little Boy Lost: One Child's Story of Life Behind Bars," a collaborative work that amplifies the voices of incarcerated youth through the story of 20-year-old Miami native Damien Duncan. The performance is part of YoungArts' celebrated Outside the Box series, which engages the community with free, multidisciplinary performances that take place outside of the iconic Jewel Box on the YoungArts Plaza. (more...)

First Look - New ABC Series DECEPTION and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, Starring Jenna Fischer
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

ABC has shared first look teasers for its new series DECEPTION, starring Jack Cutmore-scott as a superstar magician whose career is ruined by scandal, and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, starring 'Office' alum Jenna Fischer. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Revival of CRIMES OF THE HEART Directed by Luke Yankee Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 12th, 2017 - BUILDING THE WALL Begins and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The stars of A BRONX TALE appear for a performance and CD signing today at Barnes & Noble, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Edges of Light to Mix Contemporary and Traditional Music at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Irish Arts Center is pleased to present Edges of Light, a new collaboration between Irish dance legend Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist, and uilleann piper David Power, for three performances, June 1-3 at 8pm. Inspired by the sights and sounds of an Irish dawn, the concert mixes traditional and contemporary music with percussive dance, offering a stirring a celebration of melody and rhythm.  (more...)

Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On June 7 & 8, Mundy, one of Ireland's most exciting live performers, returns to Irish Arts Center to share two evenings of his upbeat and celebratory folk/pop/rock style. While Irish Arts Center has a history of showcasing cutting edge musicians that redefine what it is to be an Irish artist - including esteemed Irish rockers Joe and Steve Wall of The Stunning, Irish / Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter Loah and theatrical songstress Camille O'Sullivan - Mundy's poetic lyrics, honest folk sensibility, and skilled guitar work truly set him apart. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revival Finds Its Home at Circle in the Square Theatre; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced today that the first ever Broadway revival of Once on This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, June 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), current home of The Great Comet, recipient of 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. (more...)

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE Opens 6/8-11 at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Eliot Feld remains committed to creating a repertory of dances created especially for young dancers.  For the June 8-11 season of Kids Dance, Feld will premiere one new ballet.  There will also be one new dance by Laura Careless, and a second new work by a trio of young choreographers who are graduates of or seniors at Juilliard: Conner Bormann, Riley O'Flynn, Stephanie Terasaki.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Stufish's SOHO Brings Circus Thrill Ride to The Peacock
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The world premiere of SOHO - a thrill ride of circus, street and theatre performance, re-creating the exciting, edgy and voyeuristic world of London's Soho - created by rock'n'roll global power house Stufish, runs at West End's The Peacock now through Saturday 20 May 2017. Press night is tonight 10 May and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series 2017-18 Season Celebrates Fiddlesticks' 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Fiddlesticks, the orchestra's feline ambassador to children, have a big milestone to celebrate in the 2017-2018 season - the 25th anniversary of the Fiddlesticks Concert Series! (more...)

Full Free and Ticketed Events Schedule Announced for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017, the first programmed exclusively by new Director Pamela Tatge, is full of exciting programming featuring world premieres, commissions, site-specific work, international artists, live music, and Pillow-exclusive engagements, all to celebrate a momentous 85th Anniversary Season. Running June 21-August 27, Festival 2017 includes more than 200 free events, performances, exhibits, and talks, as well as many new offerings and initiatives launched under Tatge's leadership. In keeping with the Jacob's Pillow mission to engage and educate the community through the depth and breadth of dance, the genres and styles presented as part of the 85th Anniversary Season are far-reaching and inclusive, encompassing modern, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, improvisation, flex, tap dance, step, Brazilian social dance, dance theater, traditional Native American, Bharatanatyam, musical theater dance, classical Cambodian, Latin ballroom, capoeira, and traditional Korean movement styles. (more...)

Mitel to Present at the Jefferies Technology Group 2017 Global Technology Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Mitel to Present at the Jefferies Technology Group 2017 Global Technology Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Young Playwrights for Change Announce Staged Reading at Oregon Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Adrienne Warren and More Take Part in Rosie's Theater Kids' PASSING IT ON Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Broadway stars Jessie Mueller (Tony Award, BEAUTIFUL), Chesney Snow (IN TRANSIT), Adrienne Warren (SHUFFLE ALONG), Christopher Jackson (HAMILTON), and BD Wong (M BUTTERFLY) joined 60 students from ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS - the musical theater and education organization for NYC public school students -- on stage at the school's annual spring benefit evening, entitled 'Passing It On' at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68 St. between Park and Lexington Avenues) on Sunday evening, April 23. The students also performed in pieces choreographed and directed by Chase Brock (SPIDERMAN) Camille A. Brown and Wong. Scroll down for photos from the star-studded event! (more...)

PYAO Presents 22nd Annual Festival Concert, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) members, ages 12 to 18, will present its 22nd Annual Festival Concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Conducted by Maestra Rosalind Erwin, the musical program will include Lee Hoiby's Overture to a Farce; Claude Debussy's Nuages et Fêtes from Noctunes; and George Gershwin's An American in Paris. The concert will feature the Young Artists Solo Competition winner -- cellist, Danny Bishop, who will perform Camille Saint-Saëns Concerto for Violoncello in A minor. (more...)

BWW TV: Hail Hosanna! Watch Highlights from Paramount Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2017

What began as a 1970s rock opera concept album became a global stage phenomenon that captured seven Tony Award nominations and countless awards overseas in its 40-plus years. Jesus Christ Superstar, the beloved rock opera that explores the story and internal struggles of the last seven days of the greatest idol in history - Jesus - is the 2016-17 Broadway Series finale, now through May 28, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (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...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLA
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

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