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BWW Review: Compelling, Timely SIDE EFFECTS at Taffety Punk
by Roger Catlin - May 27, 2017

As Capitol Hill seems to talking nonstop about the state of American health care at a time when it all might change, a couple of one-man plays at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop was breaking down the issues in terms that are immediate, emotional and human. (more...)

BWW Review: MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN) at Convergence-Continuum
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2017

"Massacre (Sing to Your Children)" is an abstract play whose meaning will depend on an individual's views of the world, and their willingness to search for the author's intent and purpose. This is a script and production for playgoers who like to probe for ideas with no need for clarity of ideas or outcomes. (more...)

CAMELBEACH Opens Memorial Day Weekend with FREE Admission for Military & Card Carrying Dependents
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark officially opens on Saturday, May 27th. They will be honoring U.S. soldiers, military members and their families with a full-day free admission during Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 27th to Monday, May 29th. (more...)

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Awards Largest Scholarship Pool in its History
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Board of Directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) honored five leaders in Education at their annual Education Leadership Awards, which took place on May 25th at the Time Warner Center in New York City.   The NPRDP also awarded 100 scholarships to college-bound students of Puerto Rican descent. The total scholarship pool awarded was $200,000, the largest in the Parade's history, which fulfills a goal the Board set back in 2014, as a result of their commitment to support academic achievement. Scholarship recipients represented 17 states and Puerto Rico. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

SCERA Shell's HAIRSPRAY is First Musical of Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The first emotion audiences will see in the award-winning musical "Hairspray" at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre is unabashed joy. Lovable plus size teen Tracy Turnblad begins the show with an enthusiastic love song to Baltimore as she dances and sings while wearing the signature mile-high bouffant hairdo sported by teen girls everywhere in 1962 America. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's New Multi-Disciplinary Chamber Music Festival to Open Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke's will debut Facets of Schubert, the first iteration of the Ensemble's new chamber music festival at the Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, from June 7 - 25. (more...)

Scoop: CBS THIS MORNING 5/27 - 6/2 on CBS
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on CBS THIS MORNING 5/27 - 6/2, airing on CBS (more...)

Bonnie Brooks Announces Departure from Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bonnie Brooks, Presenting Series Director and Lead Curator for the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Columbia College Chicago Dance Department Associate Professor, has announced her departure, effective May 31, 2017. (more...)

Stones to Be Added to Barter Theatre Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

???????Barter Theatre will be honoring community leaders Howard McElroy and Ben Jennings with two stones placed in the Barter Theatre Walk of Fame for their achievements and impact with both Barter Theatre and the community on Friday, May 26. (more...)

Actress Debi Mazar to Emcee Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Finale Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) will host its landmark 150th Anniversary Finale Gala on Monday, June 5th honoring visionaries that have made significant contributions to uplift Brooklyn residents with actress, chef and activist Debi Mazar as the emcee.  The theme is For the Love of Community and will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Brooklyn's stunning newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, located at 60 Furman Street. (more...)

Upcoming Events at the Auditorium Theatre Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Upcoming events have been announced for Auditorium Theatre. See the full lineup below! (more...)

Popstar Rachel Platten to Receive Inaugural Gracies Impact Award
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

International popstar Rachel Platten will be honored with the first-ever Gracies Impact Award, which is presented to an artist who has made a positive impact on society through their music, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced today. (more...)

Grammy Museum Selects Students for Grammy Camp in Nashville & LA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. (more...)

Organist Paul Jacobs Receives Honorary Degree from Washington and Jefferson College
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Grammy-Award winning organist Paul Jacobs has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the venerable Washington and Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pennsylvania.  The ceremony took place on campus on Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017. (more...)

AILEY SPIRIT GALA Benefit to Support Scholarships and Arts in Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 15th. This one-night-only benefit performance and party honors Ailey Board Vice Chairman Stephen Meringoff for his longtime support of Ailey, and his instrumental role in strengthening and sustaining AileyCamp. Critically-acclaimed actor Andre Holland, who most recently appeared in the eight-time Oscar-nominated film Moonlight, has just been announced as Honorary Chair. Holland will be seen in the upcoming Ava DuVernay film A Wrinkle in Time and Hulu's Castle Rock, produced by J.J. Abrams. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale's Charles Bruffy to Step Down in October
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

After 18 seasons, Charles Bruffy plans to step down from his position as Artistic Director of the Phoenix Chorale at the end of October 2017. The concerts in October will celebrate Bruffy and his accomplishments with the Phoenix Chorale, featuring a 'Bruffy's Best' theme.  (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Names Billy Russo Managing Director to Complete Executive Management Team
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Arizona Theatre Company Board of Trustees has named Billy Russo as full-time Managing Director to complete the executive management team following the announcement that David Ivers will assume responsibilities as Artistic Director beginning July 1. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival's SUMMER STARS CELEBRATION to Honor Playwright Theresa Rebeck
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season on June 25 at 6:30 pm with a Summer Stars Celebration: an enchanted evening of entertainment and partying under the stars, with the stars. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Announces Post-Show Panellists for Women-Only Night of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Friday 26 May, Bristol Old Vic is taking the radical step of hosting a performance of its politically charged production, Medea, to an exclusively female audience. Directly after the show, there will be a panel discussion hosted by Bristol Women's Voice about the issues raised in the production; of what it is to be a woman and a mother today, resisting the loss of identity, and the struggles some women undertake to find retribution in a system that is often unfair. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017 Arkansas New Play Festival Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today unveiled the lineup of brand new plays to be featured at the ninth annual Arkansas New Play Festival, the state's flagship showcase for new American stage plays with performances at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville and at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. (more...)

New Slate of Officers Announced for Sarasota Opera's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Sarasota Opera announced a new slate of officers and the appointment of a new board member at their annual meeting on May 1, 2017. (more...)

CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Be Performed at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) announced today the production of Carrie the Musical, directed by three-time Ovation Award-winning director Nick DeGruccio, with choreography by four-time Ovation Award winner Lee Martino. The musical is set to open Friday, June 2, 2017 at UCLA TFT's Little Theater, featuring acting students from the UCLA TFT Department of Theater's Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program, and caps off a highly successful 2016-17 Theater Season at UCLA TFT. (more...)

New Slate of Officers Announced for Sarasota Opera's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Sarasota Opera announced a new slate of officers and the appointment of a new board member at their annual meeting on May 1, 2017. (more...)

Women's Resource Center Awards $22,000 in 22 Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Women's Resource Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women during all life stages and circumstances, awarded 22 scholarships of $1,000 each at a ceremony in Sarasota on May 21. Beverley Dennis and Betty Schoenbaum, longtime supporters of the WRC Scholarship Fund, were in attendance to witness the recipients receive their scholarships. This year's class represented women who are pursuing degrees in various fields of study-from nursing to graphic design. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Coverage of 2017 FRENCH OPEN Beginning 5/28
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2017 FRENCH OPEN, beginning this Sunday, May 28, live at Noon ET on NBC with the first round from the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. (more...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

Acclaimed Theatre Producer James Bierman Appointed New Chair of Little Angel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Little Angel Theatre announce the appointment of new Chair James Bierman.  He takes over the role from Sophie Clissold-Lesser. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Perform Bach & More in Free Central Park Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is featured in a free outdoor concert at Central Park's historic Naumburg Bandshell on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., presented by Naumburg Orchestral Concerts and hosted by WQXR's Annie Bergen. (more...)

The Wallis Names Michael Nemeroff New Board Chairman
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. (more...)

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Chicago Children's Theatre (, the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Contract Extension for Music Director Thierry Fischer Through 2021-22 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham and Board Chair Dave Petersen today announced an extension of Thierry Fischer's contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season, for an additional three years. Mr. Fischer was named Music Director in September 2009, and his first full season in this role was the Utah Symphony's 2011-12 season. (more...)

Chris Harcum's MARTIN DENTON, MARTIN DENTON to Premiere at The Kraine Theater 7/6-7/23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Elephant Run District will present the World Premiere of Chris Harcum's Martin Denton, Martin Denton, directed by Aimee Todoroff, July 6-23 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets ($25/$20 students & seniors) may be purchased in advance at The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

Inside Broadway to Honor Kate Burton and Ramin Karimloo with 2017 Broadway Beacon Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Celebrating its landmark 35th anniversary season, on Monday, June 12 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony and Emmy Award nominated actress Kate Burton (currently starring in the Tony Award nominated revival of Present Laughter) and Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo (currently starring in the Tony Award Nominated musical Anastasia), as well as Tino Gagliardi, president of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians, the largest union of professional musicians in the world. (more...)

BWW Review: Oliver Sacks Adaptation THE MAN WHO at Spooky Action
by Roger Catlin - May 23, 2017

Half the fun of going to see plays at Spooky Action Theatre is seeing how they've transformed the basement of the Universalist National Memorial Church for each production. Sometimes they completely obscure its identity; other times they embrace very nook. (more...)

The Crossing presents World Premiere of Michael Gordon's Major New Choral Memoir ANONYMOUS MAN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Anonymous Man is Michael Gordon's first concert-length solo choral work. It was commissioned by The Crossing and written for the choir's 24 voices. Gordon merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power in his music, embodying, in the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, 'the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz and the intransigence of classical modernism.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Lynn Nottage Poses with Fellow 2017 Pulitzer Prize Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Columbia University hosted the 101st Pulitzer Prize ceremony yesterday, May 22nd, at Low Library. The 2017 winners included Jo Becker (The New York Times), incoming Pulitzer Board Chair Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post), President Lee C. Bollinger, Hilton Als (The New Yorker, Columbia professor) and Lynn Nottage (drama, Columbia professor). Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center Hosts American Ballet Theatre's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Guests arrived at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center for American Ballet Theatre's Spring Gala on a rainy Monday evening. (more...)

2017 JMK Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are delighted to announce today that the winner of the 20th anniversary James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Josh Roche. Chosen after the now-legendary JMK selection process from another record-breaking number of applicants, Josh will be directing My Name is Rachel Corrie, the celebrated piece of verbatim theatre created from the writings of Corrie herself and co-edited by the late Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner. His production will be staged in the autumn at the Young Vic, with performance dates announced soon. The runner up this year was Nathan Crossan-Smith with a proposal for a production of Debbie Tucker-Green's random and will receive a £2,000 award. (more...)

BWW Review: ULYSSES ON BOTTLES at Moasic Theater Company
by Hannah Menchhoff - May 23, 2017

A powerful piece of theater that brings you into the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more...)

New Big Band to Premiere 7/4 on the Parkway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

Eric Small Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eric Small, a noted yoga practitioner and advocate for its use in treating multiple sclerosis and other disorders, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. His three-year term began in April. (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Dazzle Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its second annual Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Welcomes Frank Mack as New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Utah Shakespeare Festival announced today the hiring of Frank Mack, a veteran of theatre companies across the United States, as its new executive producer, replacing the recently retired R. Scott Phillips. Mack will join the Utah Shakespeare Festival on September 1. (more...)

THE CARNIVAL & SCIENCE SPECTACULAR to Bring Old Fashioned Family Fun to Staten Island Children's Museum
by BroadwayWorld JR - May 23, 2017

The Staten Island Children's Museum is hosting its annual fundraiser: The Carnival & Science Spectacular, an old fashioned day of family fun on the Meadow. (more...)

6th Annual HSMTA Winners Announced at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - May 23, 2017

6th Annual HSMTA Winners Announced at Dallas Summer Musicals (more...)

Wilson Center to Honor Claire and Glenn Hackmann at The Big Event
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

A shared commitment to the power of the arts will be celebrated on Sat., June 3, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center), as Greater Milwaukee philanthropic leaders Claire and Glen Hackmann are honored with the 13th annual EDDY Award. The presentation will take place at The Big Event, which serves as the major channel through which the Wilson Center raises funds for its arts education programs that impact the lives of more than 9,000 students from Southeast Wisconsin each year. (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Parasites of Apollo presents World Premiere of of HIT 'EM DOWN LOW!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Food, sex, and violence. Nothing says Chicago like the themes of Hit 'em Down Low!, the world premiere hip hopera being staged by Chicago's newest underground guerilla theatre company, Parasites of Apollo, on location, in a Home Depot parking lot. (more...)

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