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Glimmerglass Festival Presents World Premiere of STOMPING GROUNDS, May 8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

As part of its 2017 season, The Glimmerglass Festival will present the world-premiere hip-hop opera Stomping Grounds, a show written entirely in verse blending hip-hop, spoken word and opera. In May, the production will travel to 11 regional community venues throughout New York State and three in New York City, in performance workshops and discussions hosted by librettist, director and choreographer Paige Hernandez, an acclaimed performer, director, and playwright known for her effective fusion of theater, hip-hop, dance and education.  (more...)

BWW Interview: & JULIET by Playwright Robert Caisley at NJ Rep 5/4 to 6/4
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 26, 2017

The new play, '& Juliet,' written by Robert Caisley and directed by Marc Geller will have its premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company from May 4th to June 6th. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Caisley about his career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents its annual 10-minute play festival, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball . (more...)

Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Greg Hicks is returning to Shakespeare after many years to play the one major character left - RICHARD III. Arcola's thrilling new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, begins previews on 11 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to Super Heroes Comes to the Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Cherry Pitz and Handsome Brad are kidnapped by factions of Hydra, who have taken over Hotsy Totsy and re-cast the show with super villains! Who will save them from this onslaught of evil, featuring the most treacherous characters from both the Marvel and DC universes? Wonder Woman and her boyfriend Steve Trevor (dreamy) promise they will save the day! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We hope you are feeling hale and hearty this morning as we pose the musical question: Do you have tickets to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (running at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday)? If not, make every effort to get downtown to see the show. It's truly remarkable and you will be moved more than you could possibly imagine. So there! Get to it! (more...)

Joe Gulla's THE VOICE Warms Up Binghamton, NY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Joe Gulla's 'The Voice' will play Darkhorse Dramatists' '200 Miles Off-Broadway' Festival on Friday, May 12th and May 13th at the Cider Mill Playhouse in Binghamton, New York. (more...)

Keegan presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Keegan Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, opening on May 6, 2017, in Washington, DC.  The production is directed by Keegan Producing Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea and runs through May 28, 2017. (more...)

Celebrated Arts Orgs to Collaborate on FOUR PLAYS - 100 YEARS: A Celebration of Women's Suffrage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of New York State signing of woman's suffrage into law, three years before the US passed the 19th Amendment, Hangar Theatre, Kitchen Theatre Company, Civic Ensemble and Cherry Arts are collaborating on a two-night theater event: Four Plays - 100 Years. Performances will be at Kitchen Theatre Company on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16 and 17 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Arts Classes for Adults Announced for The NOCCA Institute's Summer Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking lesson from acclaimed Chef Frank Brigtsen? How about a music appreciation class from pianist Michael Pellera? Or study writing with author Lara Naughton? This June and July, you can do all that and more at The NOCCA Institute's Summer Studio. Summer Studio is two months of classes and workshops for adults, and they're taught by NOCCA's outstanding faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. (more...)

Paris Cat Presents New Soul Show BLACK IS VINYL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

From Australia's Soul Capital comes two of Melbourne's outstanding vocalists, Fulton Street's Shannen Wick and jazz, soul, rhythm and blues vocalist, Vanessa Fernandez, performing together for one night only in Black is Vinly; bringing a mix of old, new and original soul on Thursday 15 June 2017 at Paris Cat. (more...)

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: DANCE BERRY DANCE Out on DVD & More This May
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: DANCE BERRY DANCE includes a Digital HD copy so you can take Strawberry and her friends anywhere you go on your smartphone or tablet. Specially marked packages containing a 'berry' exciting set of Dance Berry stickers will be available for a limited time! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Celebrates Sinfully Funny Launch
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical sensation, Nunsense, premiered the sinfully funny pilot episode of 'Nunsense: The TV Series' online, today, April 25, 2017. The new series, which features stars of stage and screen, is now available at www.nunsensetv.com. The pilot was shot at a former monastery in Union City, New Jersey. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the premiere below! (more...)

The 'Nicest Kids in Town' Will Bring HAIRSPRAY to Greenville Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is excited to present Hairspray The Musical! (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WINK at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Theater for the New City presents the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly, running through May 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PUNTS by Sarah Page to Play Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man's sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it. Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts - produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms. (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

Primary Stages to Fete Jeanine Tesori, Einhorn School of Performing Arts at 2017 Spring Fling
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2017 Spring Fling will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The event, which will be held at The Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street), will honor Jeanine Tesori with the Einhorn Mentorship Award. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah Armitage
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 24, 2017

In this episode: Keenah Armitage began her career as a modern dancer, performed on Broadway and at Radio City, and now is a thriving success coach. With the goal of eradicating the term 'starving artist,' Keenah inspires and encourages musical theatre performers to clearly focus on their career intentions, overcoming fear, taking one's power back, and to truly accept: what's mine is mine. With a philosophy that there is plenty for everyone and abundance is a reality, Keenah begins her coaching with first discovering how to detach from the outcome. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Downton Abbey star Allen Leech will make his U.S. stage debut opposite Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Big Love) in the Los Angeles Premiere of Constellations, Nick Payne's 2015 Broadway sensation. The Geffen's production is directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Guards at the Taj) and marks Goodwin's Los Angeles stage debut. (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Todrick Hall Return to Broadway Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Tony nominated Austin Pendleton returns to the faculty of Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) this summer after directing the revival of Horton Foote's 1955 play The Traveling Lady at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Acclaimed vocalist and BTP alumni Todrick Hall, also returns as a visiting artist to the summer institute. (more...)

Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE To Premiere at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Star of Mercury Fur, G.B.F., and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono stars along with the underground personalities of Downtown New York in the world premiere of his musical-cabaret epic, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE at The Green Room 42 , Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th 8:00pm. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

ALA.NI Releases 'Suddenly' from Debut Album 'You & I'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

On June 9, the British-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI will release her debut album You & I through Missing Piece Records. Today, ALA.NI released 'Suddenly,' the third song to be released from the forthcoming album, which is now avilable for pre order. (more...)

FOREVER PLAID Brings 50s Harmonies and Hits to the Hanna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, concludes its 2017-18 season with the pitch-perfect jukebox musical smash, Forever Plaid. (more...)

BWW Preview: Prova Pizzabar at Grand Central Terminal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Chef Donatella Arpaia's Neapolitan background was the driving force and inspiration behind Prova Pizzabar, her new upscale quick service Italian pizza bar which opened October 2016 at Grand Central Terminal on the Lower Level Dining Concourse. (more...)

One-Woman Show I'M MINDFUL...OF MY ANXIETY to Premiere at Medicine Show Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A new original one-woman show entitled I'm Mindful...of My Anxiety will premier at the Medicine Show Theatre in New York the first week of May, running May 1 through May 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

A big GOOD MORNING shout-out to today's eye-poppingly gorgeous cover models - the beautiful and talented Tosha Pendergrast and her equally dreamy husband Benjamin Pendergrast, who start off their morning by catching up on the latest theatrical dish while listening to the score of Legally Blonde, Tosha's next choreographic assignment for Pull-Tight Players before she heads off to teach dance, among other things, at Christ Presbyterian Academy. (more...)

Primary Stages to Present Reading of Connor Sampson's PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced a reading of PARADING THE NOOSE, a new play by Connor Sampson, the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Starring Imelda Staunton to be Screened at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's landmark play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance); Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, Stones In His Pockets, The Producers); Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre and Me And Orson Wells). (more...)

OCTA Opens Comedy-Drama, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association is gearing up for the theater's fifth and final mainstage show of the season. Christopher Durang depicts middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Adding to the ensemble are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and Nina, a lovely young aspiring actress. (more...)

New Play by YouTubers Tin Can Brothers THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS Coming This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the newest live show from YouTube comedy group the Tin Can Brothers, THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS. The one-act play follows the adventures of a group of former kid detectives. After 20 years of growing up and apart, they must return to the scene of their greatest unsolved case: the murder of their trusty dog Cluebert. A send-up to classics like Scooby Doo, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew, THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS puts its own dark, twisted spin on these beloved characters. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, opening 11 May 2017. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Sean Allan Krill, Kelli Barrett, Jessica Phillips and More Tapped for Zack Zadek's DEATHLESS at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In a not-too-distant future where no one dies, a family navigates life's big questions during an annual road trip in Zack Zadek's new musical Deathless. (more...)

Bar of the Week: THE CAPITAL GRILLE New Bar Menu
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 19, 2017

The Capital Grille is giving you every reason to venture out for some cocktail time with its brand new bar menu available at every one of the restaurant's locations. (more...)

Peter Anton's 'Sugatarium' Opens, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Sugatarium explores the uncontrollable and insanely addictive hold sugar has on us.  In these troubled and unsettled times – where nothing seems to make sense – artist Peter Anton heightens the delirium by transforming UNIX Gallery into a Sugatarium. He describes the transformed space as “an asylum that is locked up and long forgotten. Visitors must sneak into the Sugatarium through an open window. Institutional beds await the new 'patients' where they can rest and view the artwork while confronting their own dependence on sweets.” At the exhibition opening, for their own safety, visitors will only be allowed to speak with Mr. Anton through a glass partition via a phone intercom system. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JANE EYRE at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents a critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic story Jane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse, beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles. The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

F*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay), Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky). (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) will announce the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award later this morning, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

Civic Ensemble to Present Woman-Centered Performance SHE PERSISTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Civic Ensemble, in collaboration with The Lehman Alternative Community School, presents She Persists, a devised performance using personal narratives from women-identified members of the Ithaca community. (more...)

BWW Review: PATACON PISAO on the LES for Delicious Authentic Venezuelan Food
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 18, 2017

We stopped by Patacon Pisao on the Lower East Side for a quick dinner and it was a real treat. They serve authentic Venezuelan cuisine that includes delicious, creative versions of sandwiches, sides, desserts, and beverages all at a terrific price point. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! Carl Holder's CHARLESES at The Brick for The Tank's Save & Print Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

866059After directing The Tank's critically acclaimed production of The Offending Gesture, director Meghan Finn returns to helm the world premiere of CHARLESES by Carl Holder. Part of The Tank's Save & Print series, CHARLESES runs through Saturday, April 29. The performance schedule isMonday, Wednesday - Sunday at 8 PM. Please note, the performances on Saturday, April 29 are at2 PM & 6 PM.  Performances are at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue, at Lorimer). Tickets are $25 for general admission. ($15 for students with a valid ID.) To purchase tickets, visit www.thetanknyc.org. (more...)

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