Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

NOVEMBER to Bring Presidential Satire to Hampton Theatre Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

"November," David Mamet's hilarious and scathingly satirical take on American presidential politics, will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening on October 20, 2016 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 6. (more...)

NOTHING LIKE A DAME Actors Fund Benefit Will Honor Marin Mazzie; Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico, Tonya Pinkins and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Host committee members Betty Buckley, Misty Copeland, Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, and Janice Reals Ellig present the 20th Anniversary of Nothing Like a Dame on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 W. 47th Street). (more...)

Collaboraction's THE MARS ASSIGNMENT Tackles Depression This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Today, a young girl presents a school project about astronomy. An ad executive is preparing to pitch a new client. A stand-up comedian prepares for a tour. Everyone is feeling it. But no one wants to talk about it. The touchy subject is depression. (more...)

Theater Wit Extends Coffee Shop Play NAPERVILLE Into November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, announced today a three-week extension of its current hit Chicago premiere, Naperville. (more...)

Family Friendly Classic THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets All-New Lyric Opera Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an all-new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute just in time for the holidays, December 10, 2016 - January 27, 2017. (more...)

PBS and American Experience Announce 'Rachel Carson' - Voiced by Mary-Louise Parker
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE announced today that Rachel Carson, a new two-hour documentary on the influential writer and scientist, will premiere April 2017 on PBS stations. Inspired by recent scholarship, the film illuminates the public and private life of the woman whose writings revolutionized how we understand our relationship with the natural world. (more...)

The Nitty Gritty Behind HAMILTON's Landmark Profit-Sharing Deal: Read the Cast's Full Letter to Jeffrey Seller!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

If you were wondering how this landmark decision came about (because, let's face it, it's almost unprecedented), Bloomberg has now shared in detail how the deal came to fruition. The piece includes the letter sent Aug. 31, 2015 from 22 members of the cast to lead producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United States
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2016

The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley. The performance is guided by the Proprietor (brilliantly portrayed by Will Shure) who takes you through a most unusual musical history lesson in the form of a carnival game called "Shoot the Prez - Win a Prize" during which the sounds of each era accompany riveting portrayals of history's most impassioned and deranged. Thought-provoking and darkly delightful, ASSASSINS won five Tony Awards in its first revival on Broadway and remains one of the most controversial Broadway musicals ever written. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Ira Lee Collings to Celebrate 80th Birthday at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Monday, October 10th and 17th at 7 PM to continue celebrating his 80th birthday with his show Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all). (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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VIDEO: Nathan Lane & John Goodman Talk Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Nathan Lane and John Goodman stopped by NBC's TODAY this morning to chat about their revival of the comedy The Front Page, now playing on Broadway. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/28/2016 - ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, A STAR IS BORN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

Today's big news: ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light opens Off-Broadway, Molly Pope brings A STAR IS BORN to Feinstein's/54 Below, a starry production of THE PRODUCERS starts tonight at Paper Mill, and THE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman stop by TODAY! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

Austin Companies Participate in the Fit Company Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On September 10, 2016 over 500 participants from companies located in the Austin area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member's current fitness level and earn points towards their company's overall score. (more...)

September Williams's CHASING MERCURY to Preview at LitCrawl San Francisco 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ September Williams, American physician-writer, bioethicist and filmmaker reads from Chasing Mercury at LitCrawl SF 2016. This General Fiction connects Eco-Romance to human rights and environmental justice. Inspired by events leading to the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury, the book honors First Nation and journalists' leadership in ecological protection. Chasing Mercury is the first in a series of three novels. Williams' reading is part of an hour session, National Writers Union Takes On Social Justice, also featuring writers Lizette Wanzer, Henry Millstein and Sarah Kornfeld. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, Lit Crawl-SF attracts 10,000 people. (more...)

BWW Review: Theo Ubique's Must-See FLY BY NIGHT
by Misha Davenport - Sep 28, 2016

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The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

David Mamet to Helm Film Adaptation of SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Playwright David Mamet will helm his scripted adaptation of his 1988 stage play SPEED-THE-PLOW. Production is scheduled to begin in February 2017. (more...)

Tedeschi Trucks Band Heads to New York's Beacon Theatre 9/30 - 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This fall Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue their Beacon Theatre tradition of multiple-night residencies for the sixth consecutive year with the greatest number of shows to date. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Victory Gardens' Training Center to Offer 2016 Classes on Dance, Auditions, Writing & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the return of The Training Center, with courses beginning in fall 2016. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Honors David Hartley-Margolin With Howard Keel Award
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

SAG-AFTRA announced today that David Hartley-Margolin will be the 2016 recipient of the Howard Keel Award for his significant contributions to the union. (more...)

DVR Alert - Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Goodman to Visit NBC's TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Tuesday, October 4th, John Goodman, currently starring opposite Nathan Lane in Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE, will appear on the show to discuss the new comedy. HAMILTON creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is also scheduled to guest on the show. (more...)

Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony For HAYDN'S THE CREATION, 9/29; 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Acclaimed international vocalists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose will join the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Haydn's grandiose oratorio, The Creation, led by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada Sept. 29 and Oct. 1-2. (more...)

Institute For Contemporary Art At Virginia Commonwealth University To Appoint Stephanie Smith As Chief Curator
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) today announced the appointment of Stephanie Smith as its Chief Curator. The new, non-collecting contemporary art institution will open in Richmond in fall 2017. The Chief Curator is a new position in which Smith will manage the expanding curatorial team and work closely with ICA Director Lisa Freiman and the Curator of Education, Johanna Plummer, to realize and demonstrate the ICA's artistic vision. Smith is currently the Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and will assume her position at the ICA this November. (more...)

Andrew Bird to Tour with The Lumineers; Performs with Fiona Apple
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Following his performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall on December 12, Andrew Bird returns to the road this winter for a run of dates with The Lumineers. See below for a complete list of dates. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: The Holiday Special Returns, a line-up of student-written stories inspired by the holidays, winter, elves, gift-giving and more, playing December 4 - 26, 2016 (Sunday at 2 pm & Mondays at 8 pm) at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The press performance is Monday, December 5 at 8 pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

Johnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 28 - October 9, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

BWW Review: All's Well With THE BARDY BUNCH
by Misha Davenport - Sep 27, 2016

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2nd Annual PARAGON Sci-Fi Play Festival to Feature 40 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The 2nd annual Paragon-A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Theatre Short Play Festival stages 40 short plays showcasing 38 playwrights, 37 directors and 110 actors in just two days. (more...)

VIDEO: BAD SANTA 2 Shares New Presidential Election Digital Spot
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

In the spirit of the Election Season, our friends at BAD SANTA 2 have created a Presidential Election Digital Spot - check it out below! BAD SANTA 2 hits theaters November 23, 2016. (more...)

Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)

Red Tape Theatre to Present Midwest Premiere of A HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Red Tape Theatre will produce the Midwest premiere of A HEDDA GABLER, adapted and with translations by Chicago-based playwright Nigel O'Hearn and directed by Artistic Director Max Truax. (more...)

Kristin Hersh Releases 'Soma Gone Slapstick' Single, Announces US, UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and author Kristin Hersh has announced the first single 'Soma Gone Slapstick' from her forthcoming solo effort “Wyatt at the Coyote Palace”. The new single is premiering in The Quietus. This double CD/ book combination will be released by Omnibus Press in the UK, Australia and New Zealand on October 28, 2016 and in the USA and Canada on November 11, 2016.  (more...)

LaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, October 10 at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in a Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with ten Broadway Performers, representing each year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steep Theatre Presents BOBBY CLEARLY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Nobody from the town of Milton, Nebraska ever gave much thought to Bobbie before the tragedy in the cornfield. Two years later, it's hard for them to think of much else. In the darkly comic Bobbie Clearly, a community opens up about life in the aftermath and making sense of senseless violence. (more...)

Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson and Dr. Erik Christian Peterson Announced as Co-Artistic Directors of Crested Butte Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of violinist Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson and violist Dr. Erik Christian Peterson as co-Artistic Directors of the Festival, effective October 3, 2016. The husband-wife team will work in partnership with the CBMF Executive Director Crista Ryan to broaden concert programming, enhance the audience experience, and increase educational outreach. Their vast artistic experience, connections to the regional Denver area, and commitment to arts education makes the pair a natural fit for the Crested Butte Music Festival as it heads into its 21st season in 2017. (more...)

Brent Assink to Step Down as Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony After 18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Brent Assink, Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1999 and a shaper of Bay Area cultural life for almost two decades, today announced his plans to conclude his tenure with the Symphony in 2017. When he leaves, he will have served at the organization's helm for 18 years, during which he encouraged and led innovative artistic and media projects, worked to strengthen organizational stability, and captured global recognition for the Orchestra. (more...)

Chicago Jazz Orchestra Starring Allan Harris Comes to the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

 The acclaimed Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) starring Allan Harris bring an the music of Nat King Cole and other pop/jazz favorites to the McAninch Arts Center Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. A free MAC chat will take place at 7 p.m. (more...)

Wesport Country Playhouse's CAMELOT 'Sunday Symposium' Will Center on Arthurian Legend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Wesleyan University professor of European medieval history and literature Jeff Rider will be guest speaker at the Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, October 9, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Lerner & Loewe's 'Camelot.' (more...)

A Night Of Song And Story! SEE JANE SING At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Sep 27, 2016

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to the McCallum Theatre on Saturday, October 29, at 8:00pm for her Palm Desert solo concert debut in "See Jane Sing." Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on "Glee" and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jane will bring her comic skills and musical prowess to the theatre stage. Audiences should prepare for a side-splitting evening of musical comedy, with more than a dash of wit as Jane explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of the American standard and show tune. (more...)

Iconic Choreographer Twyla Tharp Brings 50th Anniversary Tour to Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The word "legend" is almost too modest a word in describing Twyla Tharp. Over her storied career, Twyla Tharp has created over 160 dances across genres, choreographed for film (from Miloš Forman to James Brooks) and Broadway (with music ranging from Billy Joel to Bob Dylan). She's received a Tony Award, 19 honorary doctorates, a MacArthur Fellowship, among other honors (see below). (more...)

The Four Phantoms to Perform at HOLIDAY MOVIE SKATING SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Internationally renowned musical phenomenon, The Four Phantoms, join the cast of theHoliday Movie Skating Spectacular: Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey performing at Stockton Arena onWednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.  The Four Phantoms features artists from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera who performed globally in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Germany and Las Vegas.  The Four Phantoms are comprised of an extraordinary quartet of performers including Brent Barrett, Franc D'Ambrosio, Marcus Lovett and Ciaran Sheehan who will perform holiday numbers with the 'Queen of Popera,' Romina Arena, who is the show's starring guest artist.  (more...)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Present The Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are pleased to present The Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Ordway Concert Hall. Tickets for the special performance start at $22 and can be purchased online at ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Broadway's Mercedes Herrero and Charlotte d'Amboise Set for #VTA2016 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Virginia Theatre Association will again host a Who's Who of Virginia's theatre community, including Broadway's Mercedes Herrero (University of Virginia and Yale Drama, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Laramie Project); Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin, Chicago, A Chorus LIne) Theatre/Tech Visionary Natasha Tsakos, Google Live Event Strategist Jason Fahlstrom, and many others, when Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) returns to Norfolk for its #VTA2016: Creative Acts Annual Conference, October 26-30, 2016, at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

JETTISON, an End of the World Drama, Premieres at Gorilla Tango Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Jettison, an End of the World Drama, Premieres at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647),October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, and 14th at 8pm. Tickets are $10; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit www.gorillatango.com. (more...)

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