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When Mama Darleena Andrews-- a 67-year-old, black, transgender woman -- takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago's LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago's Center on Halsted, Philip Dawkins' CHARM asks - how do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?

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BWW Review: CABARET FRINGE 2017: HOT CLUB DE ADELAIDE - LES GITANS BLANCS at Mitcham Cultural Village Hall
by Barry Lenny - Jun 26, 2017

Les Gitan Blancs are masters of their art. (more...)

BWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Jun 26, 2017

Combining ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'S.O.S' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take a Chance on Me' and 'The Winner Takes It All,' with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship Catherine Johnson has crafted a plot to expertly string together these more than 20 songs (written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Andersson) in a show that is in the top ten longest running Broadway shows list. This production serves up both the bouncy electronic music that is familiar, with mother-vs. -daughter story about contrasting views of what constitutes a family. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Incredibly Fun SEUSSICAL
by Chris Gibson - Jun 26, 2017

There's just something magical about the world of Dr. Seuss and its hold on children. It's the language he uses to tell his fanciful tales. It's re-invented and rhymed in a manner that clearly appeals to children and adults. SEUSSICAL is a catchy and clever musical that adapts various elements from some of his most famous works, and it comes in many shapes and sizes. STAGES St. Louis is presenting a wonderful production of one of the shorter versions in their Theatre for Young Audiences series this season, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! It seems like I'm always saying that at this time of the year, but the professionalism you see each season is amazing, and it continues to develop, especially at the Westport Playhouse, where the intimate confines allow close and plentiful contact with audience members. This particular aspect really makes a difference when you're taking your child to the theatre for the first time. They actually become completely immersed in the experience, and adults will as well. (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (more...)

BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

Direct from NYC, Empire Stage presents the South Florida premiere of Thank You For Being a Friend - A Golden Girls Musical Parody, written and directed by Nick Brennan. This new musical is a parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls. (more...)

Celebrate July 4th at Open Air Theatre with STARS 'N STRIPES Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

A Fourth of July tradition returns to the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre stage with 'Stars 'n Stripes' a salute to America. Set for three performances, 'Stars 'n Stripes' will be performed on Friday, June 30, Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Feature: BALTIMORE AND THE ARTS at Baltimore Center Stage Addresses What Makes Baltimore the Place to be for Art
by Kristen Price - Jun 25, 2017

B-more creative. That's the message the attendees of the Baltimore Arts Summit held this week at CenterStage had for the citizens of Baltimore. BALTIMORE & THE ARTS: A CREATIVE SUMMIT was conducted this past Thursday in conjunction with PNC Bank and Center Stage, as a way to discuss the many merits of the art scene in Charm City. Attendees included Stephanie Carter of ABS Capital, Chris Ford, the Director of Baltimore School of the Arts, Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of Center Stage, and was facilitated by Cara Ober, managing founder of BmoreArt (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, and his 2004 film adaptation Finding Neverland. (more...)

KINGS & QUEENS OF COMEDY Brings South Africa's Best to Sandton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests. The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain¬Ö Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 21 July for a show of hysterical proportions. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 24, 2017

Jane Austen's enduring novel of romance, class, and society comes to stage in the popular Jon Jory (Actors' Theatre of Louisville) adaptation. The play is a delightful take on the novel, complete with all of the wit, love, and Charm of the original. Performances are June 22 thru July 16, 2017. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.org (more...)

The Dustbowl Revival with Jim Lauderdale Come to NYC, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Over the past few years, the Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece "would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter" (Los Angeles Times) and their "upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear" (L.A. Weekly).  (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

Buckcherry to Play White Eagle Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum rock band Buckcherry plays historic White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on July 6th. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater J's Impactful BROKEN GLASS
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 22, 2017

How do we identify ourselves? What role does fear play in shaping our lives? Do we ever confuse what we see in the news with what is actually happening in our daily comings and goings? In an era when news, be it real or fake, is omnipresent, Theater J's timely, well-acted production of Broken Glass explores the most complex of issues... identify. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Autism Is Metaphor In THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ~ A Work Of Astonishing Magnitude
by Herbert Paine - Jun 21, 2017

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a landmark piece of theatre, melding acting and technology with a result that is astonishing and riveting ~ a spectacle that is spectacular, requiring the directorial brilliance of Marianne Elliott, and featuring the tour de force performance of Adam Langdon in the National Theatre's tour production at ASU Gammage in Tempe, AZ. (more...)


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Multiple Award Winner Sne Dladla in Solo Stand-up Show ICHAMELEON at the Baxter Studio this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Award-winning actor, comic and musician Sne Dladla possesses an irresistible Charm and raw talent and will soon star in ICHAMELEON, presented by Nik Rabinowitz and directed by Loukmaan Adams. The show runs at the Baxter's Golden Arrow Studio until 8 July. (more...)

BWW Review: The Jungle Theater's Production of the Off-Broadway Musical FLY BY NIGHT is an Infectious Retro-Folk-Pop-Rock Delight
by Jill Schafer - Jun 21, 2017

A new original folk-rock musical? It's like FLY BY NIGHT was created and brought to the Jungle just for me. The rare bird that is the new original musical is my favorite thing in the world, and folk-rock/folk/Americana is my favorite genre of music. I was primed and ready to love this show, and love it I did. Charming and funny yet poignant, with a fantastic score played by greats from the local music scene, and a cast that couldn't be better - what's not to love? (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for The Movement Theatre Company's AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing emerging artists of color, begins rehearsals for the premiere of And She Would Stand Like This by Harrison David Rivers, directed by David Mendizabal, choreographed by Kia LaBeija. The show runs from July 20 - August 6, 2017 at the new A.R.T./NY Theatres in the Mezzanine Theatre, located at 502 West 53rd Street and 10th Avenue. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 21, 2017

Is this a rave? You bet your favorite things it is! Refreshing, revived, and ridiculously entertaining, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now playing at the Kennedy Center through July 16 is a dream come true. Director Jack O'Brien has breathed new life into this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with vibrancy, an impeccable cast, and eye-popping designs set to delight audiences of any age. (more...)

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Floats Into Flat Rock Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Designing Women, The Golden Girls, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisterhood¬Ö Make way for The Dixie Swim Club - a hilarious and touching comedy about five Southern women who prove that friendships can last forever.The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season will continue with this Charming Southern comedy, The Dixie Swim Club, which will run from July 7th through July 22nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

Servant Stage Company presents HONK! JR!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Servant Stage Company, in partnership with Lancaster Bible College, will present a youth theatre production of HONK! JR. on Saturday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Chapel, Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster. (more...)

Review Roundup: ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION World Premiere in Seattle
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2017

This summer, two of the quirkiest and most endearing best friends in pop culture will make their musical theater debut at The 5th Avenue Theatre in the World Premiere production of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, running June 8-July 2, 2017. Based on the 1997 cult hit film, Romy and Michele will star Cortney Wolfson, who previously starred in Kinky Boots on Broadway, as Romy and Stephanie Renee Wall, who starred as Elsa in Disney's Frozen Live, as Michele alongside a sensational cast of locally and nationally acclaimed actors. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the duo in costume below! (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Delivers Killer Performances at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 20, 2017

Central New York (CNY) Playhouse's production of Chicago is a dream come true for Director Dustin M. Czarny, the ambitious Syracuse area community theatre's Artistic Director. The show is one of the hardest productions to receive the rights to perform in North America and the devoted director's request has been rejected eight times. His dedication and determination to acquire the rights to the "dream of a show" has paid off. What we see onstage at the "Theatre in the Mall" is entertaining and memorable to say the least. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts' IN THE HEIGHTS Sing 'Breathe'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

In the Heights made a splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced Charm and vibrant music. (more...)

BWW Review: CONFESIONES at Teatro Tercera Llamda
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

In most of her work, Josefina Lopez explores the hearts and minds of Hispanic women with vivid and bracing language that feels authentic; an honesty filtered through poetry. In her 1997 play Confesiones..., she draws compelling portraits of eight female characters who together might be said to chart a kind of multi-dimensional, fictional biography of what it means to be Chicana in modern American society. (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN on Bravo 6/19 - 6/29
by TV Scoop - Jun 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN on Bravo 6/19 - 6/29 (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD, HIR, AN OCTOROON and More Set for Stage West's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Stage West has announced the lineup for its 39th season! (more...)

getTV Spices Up Daytime Lineup, Adds A Dash Of Southern Charm And Humor With The Groundbreaking Sitcom 'DESIGNING WOMEN' For Its 30th Anniversary Beginning Monday, June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

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BWW Review: So Good It's Addictive...ACT 1's REEFER MADNESS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 19, 2017

'Over-the-top' and 'larger-than-life' are but two of the descriptive phrases that may be used in reference to both director Jason Lewis and his latest theatrical project Reefer Madness the Musical - and, in both instances, they are equally justified. In all honesty, who else better than he to helm a production of the thoroughly madcap and deliciously campy musical now onstage at Darkhorse Theater through this weekend as the final show of ACT 1's 2016-17 season? (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - The Carriage House Players to Present Shakespeare's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players) are proud to present William Shakespeare's Macbeth! (more...)

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on CRIMINAL MINDS, airing on CBS on Wednesday, July 12, 2017! (more...)

Godfrey Johnson and Nicholas McDiarmid to Play Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

'Godfrey Johnson and Nicholas McDiarmid in Cabaret,' compiled and performed by Godfrey Johnson and Nicholas McDiarmid, is headed to the Alexander Upstairs Theatre 26th-28th June 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 19, 2017

McCAMUS IS BRILLIANT AS KING GEORGE III Mental illness in the 18h Century, aka madness, was as in some respects as poorly understood and accepted then as it is today. Being a monarch would imply that the best care would be at your disposal, but when the malady is unknown, even King George III of England suffered with the illness and often moreso with the treatment. Alan Bennett's 1991 play THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III is being given a lavishly detailed production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. George may be best known as the monarch who lost control of the American colonies in 1776, but he was dealt a worse fate, suffering from Acute Intermittent Porphyria. This disease, which was uncharted at the time, caused periods of confusion, psychosis with unintelligible speech, horrible abdominal pain and itchiness. His production of a blue colored urine was the first medical sign that something was amiss with the King. (more...)

BWW Review: LONDON CALLING, A MUSICAL Doesn't Connect
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 18, 2017

London Calling, The Clash's third album, is considered by many to be one of the band's greatest achievements. It is also the title of a musical that has been knocking around for the last decade, now being presented at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Using songs by The Clash, it is the story of four bandmates who share a dream of making it big. According to the program it is not based on The Clash's rise to fame but on the writers' own experiences of, 'A youth spent playing in bands, living in squats and pursuing dreams¬Ö' (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo 6/18 - 6/21
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo 6/18 - 6/21 (more...)

BWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2017

Martin McDonough's modern classic tragicomedy about life in the Arans is staged remarkably by EPAC. (more...)

Thumbnail Theater to Present THE LAST ROMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, Phoenix Theatre and The Snohomish Theater Project present The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

Bravo Greenlights Four-Part Special XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN' IT (wt)
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Bravo Media is giving the greenlight to a four-part special XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN' IT (wt), chronicling the much-anticipated reunion of one of the most successful, chart topping, female R&B groups of all time. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the director/choreographer and lead performers for this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.   (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Presents Tuneful SOME ENCHANTED EVENING of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

A starry night, with a huge moon looking down, is the perfect setting for an evening of songs that have become part of musical theatre history. This is the look and the sound of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, now running through July 16, 2017, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, just south of DC off of I-95. (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Dandelion Theatre to present THE TICKET BOOTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dandelion Theatre presents a tremendous Chicago collaboration, The Ticket Booth, for one weekend only, June 22 through 25, at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park. Following on from the success of last year's The Hot Dog Stand, The Ticket Booth premieres 9 new plays by Chicago area playwrights, directed by 9 Chicago directors, and featuring 24 Chicago actors - with all of the action taking place in front of various ticket booths around Chicago. (more...)

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Releasing New Live Album of House Party Blues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Songs From The Road is a new CD/DVD set from Andy Frasco & The U.N. on Ruf Records that captures all the full-throttle mayhem of the group's live show. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS - ZACH Wows With Modern Classic
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 14, 2017

ZACH Theatre,Austin's premier regional theatre wows with their current production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony winning first musical with book by Quiana Agra Hudes. (more...)

BWW Review: EAST OF THE SUN at CirqueLouis
by Keith Waits - Jun 14, 2017

As the traditional circus format has faded more from view, the 'cirque' idea has adopted a higher profile. Cirque de Soleil is an international juggernaut, a cross between dance and human acrobatics presented with a layer of glitzy showmanship, that occupies rare territory in the world of theatre. But more and more smaller, local companies have sprung up around the U.S. CirqueLouis brings this idea to Louisville, a fresh approach to narrative storytelling on a larger scale than most companies. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 14, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis Coming to Los Angeles LGBT Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced a special one-night-only concert by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter/actor Levi Kreis in his show Broadway at the Keys.  (more...)

BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - Jun 14, 2017

The 70's and 80's inspired jukebox musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, tells the story of three drag queens who travel across the Australian desert on a journey to reach Alice Springs on the titular bus. (more...)

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