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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. 


Centaur Theatre Sets 20th Annual Wildside Theatre Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

For its 20th anniversary, Centaur Theatre's Wildside Festival, running from January 5 to 15, 2017, presents one of its most eclectic line-ups for the 'hottest two weeks in winter'! Seven stimulating shows packed with humanity, humour and music, explore themes of female, cultural, and sexual identity, family relationships, journalistic responsibility, the search for authenticity and marginalization.   (more...)

One-Woman Extra-Live Show From The Producer Of Backstage In Biscuitland At VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Jolie Booth (producer of Winner of the 2014 Total Theatre Emerging Artist Award, Touretteshero's hit show Backstage in Biscuitland) takes to the stage in her first one-woman show, HIP, to be performed at VAULT Festival 2017. HIP transports the audience, in this extra-live performance, to a cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles. (more...)

Ailey's Five Week Holiday Season Continues
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's five-week engagement at New York City Center continues this week with the world premiere of MacArthur "Genius" Kyle Abraham's Untitled America on Wednesday, December 7th. (more...)

ATMA Classique Presents FRANCOIS DOMPIERRE CONCERTANGO GROSSO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

ATMA Classique proudly presents the world premiere recording of the vibrant, latin-infused Concertango grosso performed by pianist Louise Bessette and the Appassionata Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Myssyk.  (more...)

Young People's Chorus Of NYC Celebrates Holidays With December Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City brightens the holiday season with multiple concerts across New York City. This Sunday, December 11 all YPC choral divisions, with singers ranging from 7 to 18 years of age, will perform in two winter concert performances at the 92nd Street Y at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. YPC's annual winter concert is one of New York City's most joyful events of the season, with YPC's choristers singing holiday favorites and songs of the season from all over the world. (more...)

World Renown Pianist Lang Lang To Perform With Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes acclaimed pianist Lang Lang for a Gala performance and Celebration on Sunday, March 5 at 5pm with Music Director Larry Rachleff conducting. (more...)

Betty Cunningham Gallery Presents JAKE BERTHOT Exhibit, 12/7-1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Celebrating the Phillips Collection exhibition Jake Berthot: From the Collection and Promised Gifts, Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to mount our own show of Jake Berthot's work, open from December 7th to January 7th. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Winter Repertory & Festival Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced its full lineup of repertory programs and festivals for the 2017 winter season, featuring a spotlight on Moonlight director Barry Jenkins (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Stages continues its holiday tradition with the world premiere of PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they skip down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the way home. This is the ninth British pantomime that Stages has produced, and the eighth to receive its world premiere at Stages during the holiday season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ESPN Events 2016 Bowl Matchups Announced
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The 2016 matchups for the 13 owned and operated ESPN Events bowl games has been set, kicking off the bowl season on Saturday, Dec. 17 (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd Anderson
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 7, 2016

In this episode: Todd Anderson began is career with Twyla Tharp, made his Broadway debut with Hugh Jackman, and then went on to cover 36 tracks in 4 different companies as Wicked's universal swing. He grew up in Texas in the 80s when being 'different' wasn't always easy. With the mantra of 'I just never thought I couldn't,' he pounded the pavement, dancing with the skill of finding his quiet place to survive the concrete jungle. (more...)

You'll 'Dye' Laughing! SHEAR MADNESS to Open Beef & Boards' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre opens its 44th Season on Dec. 29 with the Indiana debut of Shear Madness, the first of four new shows on its stage in 2017. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Marc Almond to Bring Tour to Parr Hall Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Warrington's Parr Hall has been selected as one of just five venues to host an eagerly-anticipated tour by Marc Almond. (more...)

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra Members Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

A major new initiative by The Royal Conservatory of Music, which celebrates the cultural diversity and pluralism of our great country as it turns 150, is the formation of the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Nominated For Grammy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony's live concert recording of works by Bay Area composer Mason Bates was nominated for a 2017 Grammy® Award today in the category of Best Orchestral Performance.  (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents SQUEEZE MY CANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Due to popular demand, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to announce the return of Cathy Schenkelberg's hit one-woman show SQUEEZE MY CANS, directed by Shirley Anderson, playing February 16 - March 12, 2017 at 2016 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Schenkelberg's evocative and humorous account of life as a Scientologist returns for a full run following a limited engagement last summer during the Greenhouse's popular Solo Celebration! Series, now being produced by the Greenhouse Theater Center.  (more...)

Portland Center Stage at The Armory Presents the VISIT ASTORIA TRAVEL ITINERARY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Armory is using a story produced for the stage as a lens for audiences to explore a key part of U.S. history, guided by a "Visit Astoria" travel itinerary. Consisting of three days of outlined destinations and attractions, the itinerary both educates travelers on the history surrounding Astoria, the first U.S. settlement on the West Coast, and aids in bolstering the tourism industry in Oregon. Inspired by the world premiere production of Astoria: Part One, playing at The Armory January 14 through February 12, 2017, the travel itinerary gives theater-goers and tourists alike the chance to explore the region featured in the production and gain a deeper connection with the story on stage. The "Visit Astoria" itinerary is one of two travel itineraries - made possible in part by a grant from Travel Oregon-that were released this season as part of Portland Center Stage at The Armory'sNorthwest Stories series. (more...)

Local Organ Donor Reat Griffin Underwood to be Featured on Donate Life Rose Parade Float
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Now in its 14th year, the Donate Life Rose Parade float is the centerpiece of a national effort of more than 50 organizations that have teamed up to reach a broad audience with the simple, life-giving message that organ, eye, and tissue donation saves and heals lives. (more...)

Santa Barbara Symphony to Welcome Cirque de la Symphonie for New Year's Eve Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Bob Bernhardt, will usher in the year 2017 with a rousing New Year's Eve pops concert at the historic Granada Theatre. (more...)

Brett Neveu's HER AMERICA to Make World Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its Solo Celebration! Series with the world premiere of Brett Neveu's haunting drama HER AMERICA (formerly titled MISS AMERICA), starring veteran Chicago and Broadway actress Kate Buddeke and directed by Linda Gillum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eifman Ballet Presents the UK Premiere of 'Up & Down'
by Roy Tan - Dec 7, 2016

Eifman Ballet returns to the London Coliseum this December with the UK premiere of Artistic Director Boris Eifman's awe-inspiring ballet Up & Down featuring the invigorating music of George Gershwin, Franz Schubert and Alban Berg. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits shared one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year and the grand total is in! (more...)

Belgrade Theatre's Spring 2017 Lineup Full of Music, Drama and Fun
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre has revealed its new season of shows coming to Coventry in spring 2017. (more...)

Winter and Spring Events at Berkshire Theatre Group Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce an exciting variety of musical acts set to perform at The Colonial Theatre this winter and spring. (more...)

Caprices Festival in Switzerland Announces First Acts for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

For its 14th edition, multi-stage underground gathering Caprices Festival is sure to capitalize on last year's success, and will again become the destination for clubbers looking for an exceptional experience across an almost continuous Celebration lasting four days. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - All New TBS & TNT Holiday Special SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol
by - Dec 7, 2016

This holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition. (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Announces Solo Exhibition for Kader Attia, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition for Kader Attia. This will be the New York debut of Attia's multimedia video installation, Reason's Oxymorons (2015), which premiered at the 13th Biennale de Lyon in 2015. Reason's Oxymorons is a video library comprised of 18 interviews presented within a modular cubicle environment. The interviews feature European and African ethnographers, psychiatric and philosophical practitioners, and theorists discussing topics grouped under titles including "Genocide," "Totem and Fetish," "Reason and Politics," and "Trance." On Friday, January 13, there will be a media preview at 11 AM, and the gallery will host a public opening reception for the artist that evening from 6-8 PM. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Expand Free Offerings in New Spaces & Places
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sydney Festival prides itself on the accessibility of its events. Inclusive programming, affordable ticketing options and a broad range of free events have ensured that Sydney Festival is open to all. For over forty years, Sydney Festival's audacious programming has appealed to both new and loyal attendees and provided audiences with the opportunity to see the very best local and international performing arts. (more...)

Trans Actor B'Ellana Duquesne to Star in CHARM at Mosaic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces key casting update for the regional premiere of Philip Dawkins' groundbreaking, Joseph Jefferson Award-winning CHARM (January 5-29, 2017). After conversations with lead artists and important feedback from members of the local and national transgender community, the principal role of 'Mama Darleena Andrews,' the inimitable transgender African American woman at the helm of an etiquette class for transgender and gender nonconforming youth, will be played by B'Ellana Duquesne (The T Party). KenYatta Rogers, originally slated for the role, will understudy Duquesne, and will support the production as Associate Director alongside director Natsu Onoda Power. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Return to NYC for American Dance Platform
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) returns to New York City for a sixth consecutive year. During its 40th anniversary season, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is among eight dance companies invited to take part in the American Dance Platform at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea. DBDT takes center stage January 6-7, 2017. (more...)

The Poetry Project Announces 43rd Annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Poetry Project announces the lineup for the 43rd Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading, on Sunday, January 1, 2017, from 3pm to 2am, at St. Mark's Church. In Celebration of the Poetry Project's 50th anniversary, the 2017 marathon will ring in the New Year with a stellar roster of 150 poets, musicians, dancers, and other artists from throughout the Project's storied history, as well as many first-timers. The marathon is the Poetry Project's largest fund-raiser and community-building (and sustaining) event of the year. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door ($20 students/seniors). (more...)

BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces 'The Mind/Body Connection' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announces its 2017 Season, 'The Mind/Body Connection.' The season includes three new plays linked under this mind/body connection and told from distinctly female perspectives. These bold works explore how we separate our primal, instinctive physical beings from our intellectual and emotional selves. The season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

PSYCHEDELIC SHINE with Dennis McKenna Set for This Winter at Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Medicinal Mindfulness will present Psychedelic Shine with Dennis McKenna - A Celebration of Psychedelic Successes - all day February 12th, 2017 at the Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder, Colorado. (more...)

BACT Wins Six Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Outstanding World Premiere Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

An original production of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site-The Musical by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has won six awards at the 2016 Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards Celebration, including Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and Outstanding World Premiere Musical.  (more...)

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits shared one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year and the grand total is in! (more...)

NBC Welcomes Viewers to the Sixties with Retro Advertising for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

For the fourth installment of NBC's fan-favorite live holiday musical, the network announced today that it will introduce unique ad models to bring viewers an enhanced viewing experience. OREO Cookies®, Reddi-wip and Toyota will join "Hairspray Live!," airing December 7, 2016, with  original content inspired by the style of sixties-era ads - including a special spot featuring Hairspray Live! star Derek Hough in character as Corny Collins. The network will also implement NBCU PiP technology during two commercial breaks to allow viewers the ability to simultaneously view commercial breaks alongside behind-the-scenes content. (more...)

JITNEY Helmer Ruben Santiago-Hudson Will Be Honored in Harlem This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

First Corinthian Baptist Church Dream Center in association with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, HARLEM WEEK, Harlem Arts Alliance New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions on Wednesday, December 7 at 7PM at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion, 136th Street and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue) presents An Evening with Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Celebrating the Broadway directorial debut of August Wilson's Jitney, opening January 19, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TBS & TNT Get Into the Holiday Spirit with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

This holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition. The one-hour special – featuring such celebrity carolers as Conan O'Brien, Rashida Jones, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Jane Lynch, Ludacris, Kenny G, Tony Sirico, Vincent Curatola, Joseph Gannascoli, A$AP Ferg, Three Loco, Samantha Ronson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Fred Willard, T-Pain and many surprise appearances – is set to premiere on TBS on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). And the night before Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), TBS & TNT will join forces for a simulcast of SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol. It will be followed by TBS & TNT's simulcast of the annual 24 Hours of A CHRISTMAS STORY marathon, celebrating its 20th year as one of television's most enduring holiday traditions. (more...)

1812 Productions Adds ALLS I KNOW IS THIS to 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

1812 Productions has added to its 20th anniversary season the limited engagement special event, Alls I Know Is This. (more...)

State Theatre Announces 90 YEARS OF WOW Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Follett Family & Follett LLC presents the State Theatre 90 Years of WOW Gala on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the historic StateTheatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA. Andy Daub, former State Theatre Board President and founder of the Friends of the State Theatre, which worked to save the theatre from demise in the 1980's, and his wife Carolyn will be Honorary Chairs of the event. (more...)

Iconic Australian Chefs to Serve Up Floating Riverbank Palais Long Lunch Series at 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Get ready to take an exciting culinary journey into the heart of Adelaide cuisine as six of Australia's most celebrated chefs present a special series of weekend lunches in the city's most unique new dining room - the Adelaide Festival's floating Riverbank Palais.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Rockettes Celebrate 'CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR' with Magnolia Red Velvet Cupcake
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Today, Tuesday, December 6, at the Radio City Rockettes stopped by Magnolia Bakery in Rockefeller Center to unveil a limited edition Rockette Red Velvet cupcake. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Sunday, December 25, 2016
by - Dec 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Sunday, December 25, 2016! (more...)

Donald M. Ephraim PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL to Showcase 30 Movies from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The upcoming 27th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will present movies from around the world, opening with ON THE MAP, the true story of Israel's 1977 basketball team, the first to ever bring the coveted European Cup to Israel. Film director Dani Menkin and basketball legend Tal Brody will attend and participate in a post-film discussion at the January 19 screening at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion. (more...)

Charles Busch to Perform, Chat New Album with Richard Skipper at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Charles Busch joins Richard Skipper's old-fashioned variety/talk show on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm. He will be sitting down with Richard to discuss his first CD, Charles Busch's 'Live at Feinstein's/54 Below' with Tom Judson on piano, just released December 1, 2016. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Present Martin Scorsese Retrospective
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

During the next five months, Museum of the Moving Image will present a comprehensive retrospective devoted to the films of Martin Scorsese, in conjunction with a major exhibition about the director's work, life, and passion for cinema. (more...)

The 2016 TBA Awards Celebration: Full Award Recipients & Celebration Photos
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Theatre Bay Area announced the 2016 TBA Awards recipients at The 2016 TBA Awards Celebration on Monday, December 5 at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater. (more...)

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