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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt bring the bold, adventurous theatrical techniques they pioneered in THE FANTASTICKS a step further with CELEBRATION, an allegorical winter's tale.

On a magical New Year's Eve, a young Orphan stumbles into the home of the richest man in the world, whose bizarre entourage includes a beautiful fallen Angel. With the Orphan's help, the jaded Mr. Rich regains his humanity, only to find himself locked in ritualistic battle with the youth for the Angel's love.

The show's small cast is perfect for an intimate community theatre space. Audiences are encouraged to participate in this very original piece of theatre. 


Juilliard Opera to Present AGRIPPINA Featuring Juilliard Singers and Juilliard415
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Juilliard Opera season continues with a concert version and a fully staged production of G.F. Handel's Agrippina, presented by Juilliard as part of Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic festival. (more...)

BWW Review: RSVP 'Yes' to Game-Changing MADAME DRAGON'S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH at Café Nordo
by Amelia Reynolds - Jan 16, 2017

It's easy to feel skeptical when young Sara Porkalob steps onto Cafe Nordo's stage and claims to be celebrating her sixtieth birthday. But with her effortless 'still-got-it' physicality and chutzpa, Porkalob became a believably spry sixty-years-young Madame Dragon. In her latest iteration of her one-woman show 'The Dragon Lady'--Porkalob's tribute to her gangster grandma--'Madame Dragon's 60th Birthday' is an expansive and immersive tribute that tells Maria Porkalob's (aka Madame Dragon) stories of sex, murder and motherhood through spoken word, music, and food. This is not just dinner theatre. This is a party. (more...)

The First Flight Kicks Off Limited-Time Run with Breathtaking Aerial Performance at The Park 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On the eve of its highly anticipated premiere at T-Mobile Arena, Cirque du Soleil artists from TORUK - The First Flight will make a special appearance at this week's "Party at The Park." The event will feature a dazzling display of talent and beauty as one of the artists performs a breathtaking aerial act, giving guests a sneak preview of the performance in a visually stunning outdoor soiree. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend with Michael Bolton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Get ready for a wonderfully romantic and memorable evening when Pacific Symphony Pops welcomes the iconic, multi-Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter-Michael Bolton-for a special Valentine's Day weekend Celebration! (more...)

Celebration Arts Presents THE MEETING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Fascinating and dramatically compelling, this play depicts the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their approaches to the same social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs.  (more...)


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Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Withdraws from Inaugural Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The B STREET BAND, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that was scheduled to perform at the upcoming Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala, will no longer appear at the event. (more...)

Now You See Them, Now You Don't! THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Bring Death Defying Stunts And Breathtaking Wonder To The McCallum!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the McCallum Theatre for four performances Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will play the McCallum Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.  (more...)

New Casting Announced for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Action To The Word's award-winning all-male production of Anthony Burgess' A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, will return to London following its acclaimed premiere in Edinburgh in 2011 and an international tour. A Clockwork Orange opens at Park Theatre on 14 February and plays until 18 March, with a press night on Thursday 16 February. (more...)

John Lydon To Release MR. ROTTEN'S SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

In Celebration of 40 years of songwriting across both the SEX PISTOLS and PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) eras, JOHN LYDON is delighted to announce the personal and truly exclusive publication of MR ROTTEN'S SONGBOOK. (more...)

Australian Music Legends Announced to Lead AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The wait is over! An explosive group of talented artists has been announced to star in the Australian premiere season of Green Day's American Idiot, in the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 23 February 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tricia Rose, Men's Community Gospel Chorus of Norwalk and More Celebrate MLK at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The 11th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Professor Tricia Rose of Brown University, was held on Sunday, January 15, at Westport Country Playhouse. Her topic was 'WWMD - 'What Would Martin Do in the Era of Post-Race Racism?' Free-of-charge and open to the public, the Celebration was presented in partnership with TEAM Westport, Westport Country Playhouse, and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

French Violinist Jean Luc Ponty to Tour the U.S. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their 'Atlantic Years' tour to the US beginning late May 2017.  (more...)

Heron Agency Releases Guide to Valentine's Day in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Valentine's Day isn't everyone cup of tea. Whether you are planning to spend a romantic evening with the love of your life or plan on ripping up old pictures of your ex-boyfriend and finishing a bottle of wine, we can all agree that February would be nothing without this Hallmark holiday. Get out your plush teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, and bouquet of roses, because the Heron Agency has rounded up the top Must-Do Valentine's activities in Chicago that will leave you swooning (or rolling your eyes).  (more...)

Tampa Celebrates PRIDE 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

TAMPA PRIDE 2017 is less than 10 weeks away. So now is the time to get Involved with your business, company, organization, social group or just Yourself! www.TampaPride.org   (more...)

EBA Music Cancels Inauguration Parties in Cities Across U.S. Due to Low Public Interest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

EBA Music, INC has cancelled Inauguration Day parties that were slated for major cities like Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and more scheduled in Celebration of the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump's public presidential Inauguration Ceremony and Inauguration Ball. (more...)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Celebrates the Legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with LIVING THE DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Two outstanding community leaders in the City of Newark were honored in Living the Dream, a reception on at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in observance of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. This year's distinguished recipients honored were community advocate Gloria Hopkins Buck, LCSW (Steward of the Dream Award) and civil rights attorney Ryan P. Haygood (Visionary of the Future Award). The awards are given to individuals whose lifework reflects the ideals and principles of Dr. King's great legacy. (more...)

MLK Community Service Awards to be Presented at Cleveland Orchestra Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

On January 15 at 7:00 p.m., The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, performed its 37th annual concert in Celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The sold out concert featured the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus prepared by William Henry Caldwell, and Sphinx Competition winner Thomas Mesa as cello soloist. The concert is being broadcast live on radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). (more...)

Boston Ballet Presents North American Premiere Of William Forsythe's ARTIFACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Boston Ballet proudly begins its five-year partnership with world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe with the North American company premiere of his full-length ballet Artifact. Forsythe revolutionized ballet; he "fundamentally changed the way we look at, and think about, classical dance" (Roslyn Sulcas, Dance Magazine).  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Blended Stories Of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI Presents Two Jilted And Spiteful Lovers With Varying Degrees Of Emotional Engagement.
by Jade Kops - Jan 14, 2017

Rodula Gaitanou directs the revival of Damiano Michieletto's pairing of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI for Opera Australia with varying results. (more...)

MusiCares Announces Omaze Benefit Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions has partnered with fundraising platform Omaze to announce a new campaign benefitting MusiCares. (more...)

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist NE-YO to Perform at 2017 Honda Battle of the Bands
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter NE-YO will rock the stage at the Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on January 28, 2017 in Atlanta (more...)

After-School Classes in Acting Unveiled as part of Asheville's Professional Children's Theatre's 5th Milestone Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre has unveiled new educational initiatives, and will offer 2 After-School Theatre Classes led by Instructor Katie Jones. 6 Thursday Evenings from Feb 9- March 16, 2017. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Performance at Trump Inauguration
by Alan Henry - Jan 14, 2017

Less than a day after The New York Times reported that Jennifer Holliday would be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th, the star has now canceled her performance after an outcry from the theatre and LGBT communities.  (more...)

Miguel Luciano Schwinn Bicycle Sculptures Showcased in RIDE OR DIE at BRIC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

BRIC will present Ride or Die, featuring newly commissioned work by Miguel Luciano. Luciano is a Puerto Rican artist based in Brooklyn who works in multiple media to examine issues of cultural identity, politics and popular culture. (more...)

UPDATE: DREAMGIRLS, COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Holliday Not Confirmed for Trump Inauguration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

UPDATE: Despite an official announcement from the President-elect's team, Jennifer Holliday's publicist says the DREAMGIRLS and COLOR PURPLE Broadway star has not agreed to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial this month. (more...)

BET Networks Bids Farewell to Obamas with Special Tributes Throughout the Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

On November 4, 2008, the nation elected its first African-American president; an historic first celebrated around the world. During his two terms in office, on the world stage, Barack Obama worked to fulfill the promise so many of his supporters saw in him. (more...)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER Exhibition to Open Next Month at Robert Mann Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birds of a Feather will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery from February 9 - March 18, 2017.  (more...)

CONFIRMED: Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump Inauguration 'For the People'
by Alan Henry - Jan 13, 2017

Confirmed: The New York Times reports that Jennifer Holliday will be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dancers to Take the Stage at NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) is honored to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater annual Mother's Day weekend performances starting on May 12- 14, 2017. (more...)

Enda Walsh's ROOMS, New Music Series and More Slated for Spring 2017 at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Even before breaking ground on their new home, IAC will welcome audiences into the existing Cybert Tire site for Rooms, a site-specific theatrical installation by the great Irish playwright Enda Walsh (May 3-28). IAC will present Rooms alongside St. Ann's Warehouse premiere of Walsh's new play, Arlington (May 3-28), making for a season of Walsh works in New York, supported by Culture Ireland. (more...)

Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools to Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

On Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m., the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools will join theatre and arts organizations across the nation to participate in The Ghostlight Project - an informal sharing of light and Celebration of the arts. The public is invited to participate in this free event, which will be held in front of the Liberty Theatre on Main Street in Hailey. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre to Celebrate Black History Month with TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In Celebration of Black History Month, an electrifying first-hand account of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery takes the stage at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre on February 10, 11, and 12. (more...)

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with Dances, Culinary Specialties and More at MGM Resorts International
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

MGM Resorts International is celebrating Lunar New Year 2017, the Year of the Rooster, with a line-up of festive entertainment, vibrant displays and authentic cuisine. (more...)

Esprit Orchestra to Present ACCELERANDO at Koerner Hall This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

To ring in the New Year, Esprit Orchestra will perform several new works, including three world premieres in concert at Koerner Hall on February 12, 2017. (more...)

SGT. PEPPER'S 50th ANNIVERSARY Coming to Philly Pops Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' groundbreaking record "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - which Rolling Stone calls the most important rock & roll album ever made - the Philly POPS will perform the album that transformed rock forever on February 3, 4, and 5 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Arizona Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

President and General Director Joe Specter and Arizona Opera announce the 2017/18 Season.  The new season includes four main stage productions, including Puccini's beloved Tosca; the company premiere of Bernstein's Candide, in Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth; Rossini's effervescent comedy, The Barber of Seville; and Arizona Opera's return to Wagner, with a stunning new projection-based production of Das Rheingold, featuring the Arizona Opera Orchestra on stage.   (more...)

Wales Welcomes 2017 as Year of Legends
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Rising Star Winners Compete for All-Star Title and $5,000 Prize at the 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Howard County Arts Council will celebrate 36 years of fostering the arts at the 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia. In honor of Columbia's 50th anniversary, Padraic Kennedy, the first and longest serving president of the Columbia Association (1972-1998), will act as Honorary Chair. Richard W. Story, Senior Vice President, Community Relations and Government Affairs, and Business Development Liaison for Howard Bank, will serve as Event Emcee. (more...)

'MARGARITAVILLE', THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS and More on Tap for Broadway in New Orleans' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017 - 2018 season was announced today. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season will play at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans beginning fall 2017. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Too Heavy for your Pocket, the 13th competition winner, will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 4 - 26, 2017.  Opening night is Thursday, February 9, 2017.  (more...)

Marcus Center to Host MLK Celebration This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is free admission and open to the public this Sunday, January 15 at 1:00 pm. (more...)

James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)

Everything's Coming Up Roses at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre invites you to its most magnificent fundraising event of the year: the Theatre's annual gala, Everything's Coming Up Roses! (more...)

South Street Seaport Museum Announces New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In Celebration of the unparalleled restoration currently underway in the South Street Seaport Museum's flagship, the museum announces its second post-Hurricane Sandy exhibition, The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo beginning on January 29, 2017, open Wednesday - Sunday 11am-5pm, at the Museum's mezzanine gallery level, accessible from the main entrance of the Museum on 12 Fulton Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Felix Scott (The Angry Brigade, Paines Plough; The Archers, BBC Radio 4; Inception) and Ayesha Antoine (Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre; Holby City; Doctor Who) have been cast in the highly acclaimed, Fringe First Award winning Dirty Great Love Story which will be making its anticipated West End debut at the Arts Theatre in 2017. (more...)

Tap Sensation Rhythmic Circus Comes to Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Oshman Family JCC brings rapid-fire tap dancing accompanied by a swingin' seven-piece band to Palo Alto, when it presents the world renowned Rhythmic Circus in its international sensation show Feet Don't Fail Me Now! (more...)

GTA's 2/2 Stage Tour to Show Stage "Magic" and "Much Ado" Happening to Delight Audiences with Shakespearean Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Beginning on Valentine's Day, northeast theatre-goers will listen in on secret and hilarious conversations at a costume ball, a grand courtyard, a jail and a wedding Celebration that appear and disappear in the intimate space of UNG-Gainesville's Ed Cabell Theatre.  And at 6pm, Feb. 2, GTA will offer a free peek behind the scenes to see the layers of design, direction and performance that make one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies seem like a simple, delightful romp. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED to Play at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

After the phenomenal success of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Syracuse Stage switches gears and turns on a powerful and explosive drama as the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced opens on Jan. 27 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are Jan. 25 and 26. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare to Announce Debut Season at the The Otto M. Budig Theater on Feb. 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

 Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) continues to reach important milestones as it prepares for its move into The Otto M. Budig Theater. This next Celebration in a series of Milestone Events will be an event to reveal the titles of the shows that will be produced in 2017-2018 for the debut season at The Otto M. Budig Theater. All contributors to the Making History Unexpected Capital Campaign and Press are invited, and the event is open to the public.  (more...)

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