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MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. Following its TONY® Award-winning NYC run, the production began its US National Tour in 2009. It has since enjoyed successful runs at theatres around the world, however MTC's production will be one of the first professional productions in the Bay Area since the Broadway tour in 2009. (more...)

Denise Simone to Step Down at Company of Fools
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

After 25 years helping to lead Company of Fools, founding member and Core Company Artist Denise Simone will step down from her full-time staff position on October 31, 2016. Simone is leaving to refocus her professional life away from day-to-day management in favor of more artistically focused projects. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/6/2016 - New Star at THE LAYOVER, MISSED CONNECTIONS Returns & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 6, 2016

Today's big news: Maria Dizzia joins Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER this evening, and BEARS IN SPACE, A TASTE OF HONEY and MISSED CONNECTIONS all begin tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Annual Gala Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert today, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Kick Off New Season with MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert today, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein Will Adapt FAMILY TIES for the Stage; Gets Dayton Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Leading theater production company The Araca Group today announced plans to bring the classic television series Family Ties to the stage, to be adapted by playwright and recent Kleban Award winner Daniel Goldstein. (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2016 - 2017 Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program and covers a wide range of topics featuring over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award®- winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. More to be announced! (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Rolling Premiere Heads to Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Today October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

Company of Fools Salutes Departing Key Company Member
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

It's with mixed emotions that on Monday, October 31, The Center and Company of Fools witnessed Denise Simone's last official starring role as Core Company Artist of Company of Fools (but it will certainly not be her last time on the Liberty stage). After 25 years helping to lead Company of Fools, founding member Denise Simone has stepped down from her full-time staff position. Simone is leaving to refocus her professional life away from day-to-day management in favor of more artistically focused projects. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closing production of Karen Zacarias' a new play Into the Beautiful North, has extended and must close November 20 (originally scheduled to close Nov. 13). Central Works' first partnership with the National New Play Network was met with a tremendous response from the press and audiences alike. Described at its premiere as possessing the "alchemy of inspired satire, turned into a laugh-filled theatrical experience" and "never allowing the humor to blind us to the plight of its characters...".  Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael Russotto
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 22, 2016

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CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Acclaimed Crooner Tony DeSare to Honor Piano Men from Debussy to Billy Joel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Jazz singer, pianist and composer Tony DeSare returns to Jones Hall Nov. 11-13 to perform I Love a Piano, a program honoring ultimate piano men led by Principal POPS Conductor Mike Krajewski. (more...)

Golda Tatz in Concert – Fourth 2016 5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series presents Golda Tatz in concert today, May 7 @ 5:00 PM, as the fourth program of their 2016 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy Join Philadelphia Theatre Company Board
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the election of playwright Terrence McNally and Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy to its Board of Directors. In their roles as newly-created Artists Board Members, McNally and Kirdahy will add a national artistic perspective to the Board's fiscal decision-making. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of ANNE BOLEYN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with Howard Brenton's, Anne Boleyn. The play was originally commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and World Premiered in 2010. It later toured across the UK and Scotland with the Globe before receiving its US Premiere at the GAMM Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 2013, and MTC is thrilled to have its West Coast Premiere opening on its mainstage April 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's DANCING LESSONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary season continues with the romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. Dancing Lessons began previews on March 20th and runs until April 3rd. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Artistic Director Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company Artistic Director Rachel Lampert has informed the Board of Directors that the 2016-2017 / 26th Season will be her final season at the theater. 'Next season will be my twentieth as Artistic Director, and I feel that is a milestone and an appropriate time to start new endeavors - my third act. I wanted to be sure the Board of Directors had ample time to find the next Artistic Director, so I have let them know of my plans,' says Lampert. Lampert's tenure has been marked by Kitchen Theatre Company's evolution from a struggling upstart to an established cultural center for Ithaca, Tompkins County and Central New York. She has championed the work of artists of color, women and LGBTQ writers, directors and actors. As a producer, she is recognized for her savvy ability to choose seasons that keep subscribers returning while provocatively pushing the envelope and always maintaining the core mission that 'important conversations happen in the Kitchen.' (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016
by BWW - Mar 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016. (more...)

Midori Joins Pacific Symphony for Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Mesmerizing virtuoso, former child prodigy and so famous she goes by one name—Midori—joins Pacific Symphony to perform Erich Korngold's achingly beautiful Violin Concerto, which the composer reimagined from four of his acclaimed film scores. The exquisite program is led by Grammy and Juno award-winning music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, of whom Musical America has called: “One of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world.” Tovey also leads the orchestra in grand and thrilling music inspired by the galaxy—Gustav Holst's dramatic interpretation of the cosmos, “The Planets,” enhanced by the voices of the women of Pacific Chorale (John Alexander, artistic director); plus, Debussy's luminous piano piece, “Clair de Lune,” orchestrated by the legendary Leopold Stokowski.  (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company to Present New Comedy DANCING LESSONS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

Next up on Kitchen Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season is a warm, new comedy: DANCING LESSONS by Mark St. Germain Ithaca, NY: Kitchen Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary season continues with the romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. Dancing Lessons opens for previews on March 20th and runs until April 3rd.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/28/2016 - WAR PAINT, Barbara Cook and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 28, 2016

Today's big news: WAR PAINT, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, begins tonight at the Goodman, THE ROSE TATTOO with Marisa Tomei starts in Williamstown and more! (more...)

Hasbro & The Araca Group To Bring MONOPOLY THE MUSICAL to Broadway Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Araca will be adapting the world's favorite family gaming brand, MONOPOLY, for Broadway. Monopoly: The Musical, Hasbro's first-ever Broadway production, is currently finalizing its creative team and will announce further details shortly.  (more...)

Greg Hicks Returns to the Arcola Theatre in Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

An acclaimed new production of Leo Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA, adapted by Nancy Harris and starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks, will transfer to Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 July. Press night is Monday 11 July at 7.30pm. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company and Israeli Stage to Present OH GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) and Israeli Stage are proud to partner in presenting the Regional Premiere of Oh God by Anat Gov at the historic Town Hall,15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 14 through July 24, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Vintage Theatre Presents FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE IN CLAIRE DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lune' July 29- September 4, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; Monday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 - $30 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. Group discounts for 6+ are available. * For mature audiences. Contains nudity and sexual situations. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maureen Keiller and Will Lyman in OH GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) and Israeli Stage are proud to partner in presenting the Regional Premiere of Oh God by Anat Gov at the historic Town Hall,15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 14 through July 24, 2016.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Vintage Theatre presents FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN CLAIRE DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lune' July 29- September 4 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; Monday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company and Israeli Stage to Present OH GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) and Israeli Stage are proud to partner in presenting the Regional Premiere of Oh God by Anat Gov at the historic Town Hall,15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 14 through July 24, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See Highlights from Artists Rep's MOTHERS AND SONS in New Trailer
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Mothers and Sons, an important play by one of American theatre's most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Terrence McNally. As the fifth production in its 2015/16 season, Artists Rep brings the regional premiere of this play to Portland following its 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway debut. Click below to watch a new trailer with highlights from the show! (more...)

Rick Wakeman to Release New Studio Album 'Piano Portraits' This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Revered keyboardist, songwriter and broadcaster Rick Wakeman will release his new solo album, Piano Portraits, on CD and digitally on January 13, with 2LP vinyl to follow on February 3 (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Soundtrack Out This Month via Amazon Prime Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

On August 12 Amazon will release the soundtrack to seasons 1 and 2 of Mozart in the Jungle, the 2016 Golden Globe award winner for best series and best actor, starring Gael García Bernal. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Kick Off New Season with MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Annual Gala Concert, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

Bergen County Players Opens 84th Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret primarily takes place amid the nightlife of the seedy Kit Kat Klub. Life there revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the mysterious Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, which serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in Germany as the Nazis rise to power. Director Alan Demovsky encourages the audience to ask questions: "Why have so many versions of this story been told for almost 100 years? Is it truly a cautionary tale? Can this happen again? Is it perpetually happening?" (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Soundtrack Out This Month via Amazon Prime Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

On August 12 Amazon will release the soundtrack to seasons 1 and 2 of Mozart in the Jungle, the 2016 Golden Globe award winner for best series and best actor, starring Gael Garcia Bernal. (more...)

Victor Tichart Invites Audiences to BUILD YOUR OWN CONCERT at Chisholm Recital Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The next presentation in Victor Tichart's concert series is titled BUILD YOUR OWN CONCERT. For this concert, the audience will have the opportunity to choose their own items for the programme. (more...)

Midori Joins Pacific Symphony for Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mesmerizing virtuoso, former child prodigy and so famous she goes by one name—Midori—joins Pacific Symphony to perform Erich Korngold's achingly beautiful Violin Concerto, which the composer reimagined from four of his acclaimed film scores. The exquisite program is led by Grammy and Juno award-winning music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, of whom Musical America has called: “One of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world.” Tovey also leads the orchestra in grand and thrilling music inspired by the galaxy—Gustav Holst's dramatic interpretation of the cosmos, “The Planets,” enhanced by the voices of the women of Pacific Chorale (John Alexander, artistic director); plus, Debussy's luminous piano piece, “Clair de Lune,” orchestrated by the legendary Leopold Stokowski.  (more...)

MTC to Conclude 2015-16 Season with THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Marin Theatre Company closes its 49th Season with Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand. The play had its world premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March 2012, and was nominated for the Steinberg/ACTA Best New Play Award that same year. The play was produced at ACT Theatre in Seattle in September 2014, and opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop on December 7, 2014. In association with ACT Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland presented the play in March 2015. It received both the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award and the John Gassner Award. Berkeley Rep produced Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced this past fall, to great acclaim. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Extends ANNE BOLEYN Through May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with Howard Brenton's ANNE BOLEYN. (more...)

Golda Tatz in Concert – Fourth 2016 5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series presents Golda Tatz in concert on Saturday, May 7 @ 5:00 PM, as the fourth program of their 2016 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

NY Phil Announces Spring Film Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present three film music programs in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, May 19, 2016, with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance; Disney Fantasia Live in Concert, May 20-21, 2016, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary, in which scenes from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen; and the Spring Gala, A John Williams Celebration, May 24, 2016, with the Orchestra performing music from the Oscar-winning film composer's iconic scores, led by David Newman, along with clips from select films. (more...)

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