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Photo Flash: Ocean State Theatre presents INHERIT THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's Tony Award-winning play, Inherit the Wind, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 29 - April 16. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Speakeasy Wows Audiences at Performing Arts San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Are you ready to take a fun, trip back to the Roaring Twenties and spend an evening in a gin joint during the prohibition era? If so, Speakeasy is the play for you. From start to finish, I was riveted. Most of the play is set during one eventful night in a bookstore by day and an afterhours gin joint run by the powerful, loving, and wild lady named Texas. There is singing, dancing, drinking, and mobsters. (more...)

Tower of Power, Sandra Bernhard, Capitol Steps & More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces horn-based soul band Tower of Power, the return of actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard for two performances, New Orleans-based The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on their 40th anniversary tour and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 30 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

INSP Films Shores up Casting for Romantic Drama CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

INSP Films is finalizing casting of its newest film, CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST, a romantic drama currently being filmed in St. Simons, Brunswick and Darien, Georgia. The announcement was made by Gary Wheeler, Vice President of Original Movies at INSP Films. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

Met Box Office to Open Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 15-July 8, will feature the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream and the Company Premiere of Ratmansky's Souvenir d'un lieu cher. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 26 at 12 Noon. (more...)

BWW Feature: Capital City Theatre Kicks off 2017 Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Angie Stanton - Mar 24, 2017

Capital City Theatre opens it's 2017 season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, the story of famed jazz vocalist, Billie Holiday, considered one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, announces the lineup for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. (more...)

Casting Announced for Irish Rep's World Premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy). (more...)

Citizen Cope to Bring Intimate, Acoustic Show to Mayo Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Citizen Cope comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm for a unique acoustic performance - an even more intimate side of one of today's most genuine songwriters. (more...)

Michael Urie, Mary Testa, Michael McGrath and More Set for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open Off-Broadway this Spring at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Rachelle Ferrell, Mac McAnally, Garland Jeffreys and More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces back-to-back shows with Rachelle Ferrell, 6-time CMA Musician of The Year award-winner Mac McAnally returns to City Winery, NY Blues Hall of Famer Garland Jeffreys and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 23 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Tom Gleadow and Brandon Whitehead to Star in INHERIT THE WIND at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's Tony Award-winning play, Inherit the Wind, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 29 - April 16. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Brings Together an All-Canadian Cast for LOUIS REIL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company has brought together an all-Canadian cast, led by renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun in the title role, for its highly anticipated revival of Harry Somers' Louis Riel. This new production of Louis Riel is co-produced with the National Arts Centre in anticipation of Canada's sesquicentennial and runs for seven performances by the COC on April 20, 23, 26, 29, May 2, 5, 13, 2017 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Taut and Intense NEVER THE SINNER
by Chris Gibson - Mar 18, 2017

Like a lot of writer John Logan's works NEVER THE SINNER explores the darker side of humanity. It was his first play, but you wouldn't know it by the intensity it spawns as its tale unfolds. The New Jewish Theatre is presenting a taut production of this piece which focuses our attention on Leopold and Loeb, the teenage purveyors of the 'crime of the century' in the early 1920's. It's a well crafted and dramatic show that only breaks the palpable tension that's been building in the air for an intermission about half way through it. What makes this story particularly timely, in my estimation, is that these two 'kids' became enamored with Nietzche's idea of there being 'supermen' who are above the law due to their supposed superiority. That's a drastic simplification of the concept as a whole, but the point is that we can still see this type of thinking in the current world we live in. This is a show that's definitely worthy of your time and attention. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Ben Rosenblum to Play The Kitano in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Pianist Ben Rosenblum will present unique solo piano programs each Tuesday in April at The Kitano, (66 Park Ave, no cover, $15 min food/drink charge), including: selected standards and originals (April 4), selections from unusual inspirations/sources (April 11); special guests (April 18); and selections from his debut album (April 25).  Ben's music has earned numerous awards, including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award and several Downbeat Student Music Awards (best original composition and best original arrangement), and has been described as "mature beyond his years." (John Neudorf) (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

This Spring, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. continues the celebration of its 50th Anniversary season, in which it is remounting classic plays of the company's past. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

BoDeans, Dave Barnes, Cathy Richardson Band and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces an intimate show with Milwaukee-bred rock band BoDeans ('Closer to Free'), renowned Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dave Barnes, the return of the Cathy Richardson Band with Maisie Bull and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Edward Gero On the Current State of the Arts, Judge Scalia, Nixon & Shakespeare Cohort Keach
by Gil Kaan - Apr 7, 2017

John Strand's THE ORIGINALIST had its world premiere in 2015 at The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. with the titular role of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia played by the critically acclaimed Edward Gero. Edward reprises his role at The Pasadena Playhouse's starting April 11. I made the most out of the opportunity to put Edward on the stand to cross-examine him on what it means to portray one of the most polarizing judges in U.S. history. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Returns To Host Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner & CEO) have just announced that the 62nd Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Playwrights Realm Seeks Submissions for Writing Fellowship, Scratchpad Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner, and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, have announced that they are currently accepting submissions for the 2017/18 Writing Fellowship. Applications are due on May 21st. (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the results of the annual Next Generation Jazz Festival. A full list of top groups, scholarship and award winners can be found on the Festival's Web site at montereyjazzfestival.org. (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre to Close 16-17 Season with Gender-Bent Comedy HIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Stray Cat Theatre presents Hir by Taylor Mac, directed by Ron May.  (more...)

Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY, Jocelyn Bioh's 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Highlight MCC Theater's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

MCC Theater has announced its five-show 31st Season. The new season - which adds a fifth production to MCC's usual four-show season - boasts an exciting mix of World and New York Premieres from artists both familiar and new to MCC audiences - each fulfilling MCC's longtime commitment to bold, risk-taking works from the most vital voices working in theater today. (more...)

'LADY DAY', BABETTE'S FEAST, ALL NIGHT STRUT! and More Set for Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Portland Stage has announced its 2017-18 Mainstage Season! (more...)

SWAN LAKE, The Midtown Men, WEST SIDE STORY and More Coming Up This Spring at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Scroll down for the latest list of events running April - June at Mayo Performing Arts Center. An additional event will be added in June, with details to be announce shortly! (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful and Unexpectedly Timely INHERIT THE WIND
by Andria Tieman - Apr 4, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company Artistic Director Amiee Turner introduced Friday night's production of INHERIT THE WIND by saying that she was somewhat surprised and saddened that a play about what's appropriate to teach in public schools, written in 1955 but based on events of the 1920's, is still so timely today.  Indeed, this script may be a Baby Boomer, but this production isn't showing its age at all, and is scarily relevant.  One of the biggest tells of an older play is often the length, and this script may have been edited down a bit, but the pacing is absolutely perfect.  Director Fred Sullivan Jr. fills the moments of brief set changes with appropriate moments of song, which may seem like an odd choice for a play of this nature, but it works perfectly.  Some of the songs are in the original script, but a few seem to have been added for this show. The songs also give the actors a chance to trot out their vocal chops including men singing in four part harmony, and violin and ukulele performances. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that tickets will go on sale today for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Norman Connors & More Coming Up This Spring at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces jazz artist Norman Connors & The Starship Orchestra, folk artist Chris Smither, the return of Chicago-based cellist Ian Maksin and more. (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

BWW Review: Capital City Theatre's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at The Overture Jazz's Up Madison
by Scott Rawson - Apr 3, 2017

From the moment, you are seated in the intimate Wisconsin Studio at the Overture Center you are transported to Emerson's Bar and Grill. The year,1959. The month, March. Billie Holiday will only live another 4 months, at which time she will die at the young age of 44 from cirrhosis of the liver. (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...)

Porters' PERICLES Sets Sail Next Week at The Whitmore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. (more...)

BWW Interview: & JULIET by Playwright Robert Caisley at NJ Rep 5/4 to 6/4
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 20, 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...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation Announce 2017 Kenny Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation announced the nominees for the 24th annual Kenny Awards in 13 award categories. The event was open to 200 participants and aired live on Facebook. (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...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Reacts to TONY AWARDS Hosting Gig on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, newly named Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey spoke to Jimmy Fallon about emceeing his very first televised awards show. (more...)

Breaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey will host  the 71st Annual Tony® Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Spacey's first time hosting the Tonys. He won a Tony Award in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in 'Lost in Yonkers.' The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.   (more...)

Agape Theatre Announces Cast for BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

BONHOEFFER'S COST stars Agape newcomers Cory Grabenstein as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Keoni Ramo as prison guard Klaus Klopstock, Frank Benge as the evil Judge Advocate Rott, Rachel Bremer as Bonhoeffer's fiancee Maria, and TJ Condit as Bonhoeffer's brother-in-law Hans Dohnanyi.  Agape Theatre alum Zach Bond rounds out the cast as Bonhoeffer's brother Klaus. (more...)

They're Off to Arendelle! Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Clarence Brown Theatre Gala Honoring Dale Dickey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets to the Clarence Brown Theatre 2017 Gala are on sale now. Tickets are $200 per person and can be reserved online at http://alumni.utk.edu/cbtgala. The event, which will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Avenue, will honor Knoxville native and UT Alumna Dale Dickey with the CBT Artistic Achievement Award. (more...)

Short But Brief: CCRI Players Present Student-Directed 10-Minute Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

The Community College of Rhode Island conclude their 2016-2017 season with Some Ten Words Long, a program of six student-directed ten-minute plays. Performances will be presented at the Liston Campus, 1 Hilton St. in Providence, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 P.M., and on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, at 2 P.M. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

Delbert McClinton, Jesse Colin Young and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy® Award-winner Delbert McClinton, Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, a three-part concert series with Michelle Shocked at all four City Winery locations (New York City, Chicago, Atlanta and Nashville) and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 13 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

The Porters Of Hellgate Present Shakespeare & Wilkins' PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. (more...)

BWW Review: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Sings Truth To Power ~ Director Jeff Whiting And Cast Deliver A Tour De Force
by Herbert Paine - Apr 10, 2017

Phoenix Theatre's production of Kander & Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS, directed by Jeff Whiting, is a tour de force, featuring performances that leave you unsettled, breathless, and inspired. (more...)

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