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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, which will kick off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season on September 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

University of La Verne Unveils Lyceum Arts, Lectures Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The University of La Verne is launching a new performing and visual arts series this fall with a rich and eclectic lineup of concerts, exhibitions and captivating special guests. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre's F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Daniella Topol, Artistic Director, opens its week-long mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Saturday, September 10, at 7:00pm with Draw The Circle, written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. And it's free. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Opens with Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera opens its 78th season with the Giuseppe Verdi favorite La traviata, at the Benedum Center October 8th -16th. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

Maureen Dowd, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Isabel Wilkerson, Trevor Noah and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/16: SPEED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Chicago Humanities Festival is moving full speed ahead towards the 27th annual Fallfest, releasing its full line-up of events. Fallfest/16: Speed will feature more than 100 events by prominent artists, authors, historians, scientists, and cultural commentators including Dan Savage, Maureen Dowd, Trevor Noah, and Jonathan Lethem. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS through October 23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce an extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Sunday, Oct. 23, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera To Premiere LA TRAVIATA, 10/8-10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera opens its 78th season with the Giuseppe Verdi favorite La traviata, at the Benedum Center October 8th-16th. La traviata - the fallen woman - is a compelling tale of love, intrigue, money, and power in 19th century France. It tells the heart-wrenching story of courtesan Violetta Valery, played by Pittsburgh favorite Danielle Pastin. (more...)

BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Is 'Golden' in Anniversary Show at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Sep 23, 2016

If this is what the end of the GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND looks like, here's hoping for an extension. Before capping off a yearlong celebration of Bond's 25th anniversary of being a performer with a VIVification benefit, v's---Bond's preferred pronoun---GOLDEN AGE was a fever dream, full of charming anecdotes about shared psychoanalysts, spirit guides and Blythe Danner. On the second evening of the show's four-night run earlier this month, Bond's control over the melodic rasp of v's voice was impeccable. More importantly, v displayed an unmatched talent for controlling the space v's in, owning the entire stage with little more than a gentle sway and the tap of a heel, making Bond's all-out performance look effortless. (more...)

Get Set to Soar IN THE HEIGHTS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Big Apple has never felt more like a small town than in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "In the Heights." The Pennington Players proudly present this Tony Award-winning show at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Oct. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct 14. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Anthony Lee Medina and More in IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Vickie Bailey Directs CFTA's SUITE SURRENDER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 23, 2016

One thing in theater seems certain: Give an accomplished and veteran director the reins to a show and you can be guaranteed they will approach the work decisively and imaginatively - no matter how weak or how strong a particular play's script may be… (more...)

HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE PARTY: THE SHOW Opens This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hollywood Premiere Party The Show brings the dazzle of Hollywood to the masses with an all-new, immersive theater experience. This unique show is the ultimate Hollywood-style event, mixing humor, “celebrity” antics, interactive theater, dinner, live music and red carpet treatment all in one memorable night. The party opens at Manor on Vine on Friday, Oct. 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and runs every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 5.  (more...)

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among Recipients of 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

31-year-old playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is among the 23 artists and scientists named as this year's recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, the $625,000 grant better known as the 'Genius Grant.' (more...)

Chicago Cabaret Professionals 'SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS' Gala to Honor Joan Curto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Nonstop musical entertainment by many of Chicago's finest cabaret performers will make 'Sentimental Journeys...Musical Tours of the Heart' an unforgettable evening. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its thirteenth annual PRELUDE Festival.  Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2016 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance.  The festival gives audiences and artists a survey of the current moment in New York via in-process performances, conversations, and workshops. (more...)

The Segal Center Invites You to A Day with Romeo Castellucci
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Italian theatre director Romeo Castellucci is one of the world's leading contemporary theatre artists. Born in Cesena in 1960, Castellucci graduated in scenic design and painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Together with Claudia Castellucci, Chiara Guidi, and Paolo Guidi, he founded the theatre company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in 1981. He is internationally recognized—his works having been staged in over fifty countries—for his theatre based on a synthesis of the arts. In 2013 Castellucci received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from La Biennale Teatro di Venezia. In 2014 he was assigned an Honorary Degree for the disciplines of Music and Theatre from the University of Bologna, and the European magazine Opernwelt named him Best Opera Director of the year. (more...)

Hollywood Premiere Party Debuts All New Theater Experience This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hollywood Premiere Party The Show brings the dazzle of Hollywood to the masses with an all-new, immersive theater experience. This unique show is the ultimate Hollywood-style event, mixing humor, 'celebrity' antics, interactive theater, dinner, live music and red carpet treatment all in one memorable night. The party opens at Manor on Vine on Friday, Oct. 7from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and runs every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 5. (more...)

FX Networks Set Basic Cable Record with 18 EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

FX Networks has received a basic cable record 18 Emmy(R) Awards, led by 9 Emmy Awards for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Assistant Directors for 2016-17 Directors Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the 2016/17 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors include Kaiser Ahmed (Hand To God), Arianna Soloway (Roz and Ray), Ameenah Kaplan (A Wonder In My Soul), Charlotte Drover (Queen), and Alyssa Vera Ramos (Native Gardens). (more...)

Hasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its night performances, September 21 - October 2, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Jenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett Set to Reprise Roles in Fountain Revival of BAKERSFIELD MIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, the Fountain's smash hit comedy that went on to see productions around the world including London's West End, will return to the Fountain for a limited 4-week engagement beginning Nov. 19. Sachs will again direct, with Jenny O'Hara (Transparent, The Mindy Project) and Nick Ullett (As the WorldTurns) reprising the roles they created. (more...)

Bay Area Theaters Collaborate on EVERY 28 HOURS a Series of One-Minute Plays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.),Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and FaultLine Theater announced today a series of events celebrating Every 28 Hours, a series of one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement from 90 contributing artists. A.C.T. and Berkeley Repertory Theatre will present two one-day festivals, including excerpts from Every 28 Hours and performances by local artists, on October 18 and 19, 2016. Faultline Theater-in collaboration with A.C.T., Campo Santo, Crowded Fire Theater, and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre-will produce a full production of Every 28 Hours October 21-November 12, 2016. All performances are free and open to the public. Each event will be followed by discussions led by local activists and artists. (more...)

West End's WICKED Opens New Block of Tickets, Welcomes New Stars Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the opening of its 22nd new booking period, on Monday 5 September 2016 at 10am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 4 November 2017. (more...)

Rosie's House CEO Chosen for Final National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Becky Ballard, Chief Executive Officer at Rosie's House, A Music Academy for Children, has been selected as the only Arizona representative for the fourth and final class of National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Starts its Season with a Top-Notch Production of the Enigmatic Play, THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 19, 2016

Desert Theatreworks (DTW), Palm Desert's 501(c)(3) community theatre, is presenting Will Eno's esoteric play, THE REALISTIC JONESES. This top-notch production is a must-see for theatergoers interested in well-acted, absorbing, unsettling plays. However, the meaning of the play is difficult to discern. (more...)

BWW Review: There is Joy in Porchlight's Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 19, 2016

If you aspire to see 'Hamilton' while it's in Chicago but have yet to score tickets, you can get a tease of what Lin-Manuel Miranda has to offer this town by checking out Porchlight Theatre's production of IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Canada's Most Distinguished Veteran Dance Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's celebrated series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, celebrates the company's 20th season with its 39th edition featuring five renowned dance artists. Governor General award winner Margie Gillis (Montreal), dance theatre maverick Robert Desrosiers with cellist/singer Anne Bourne, acclaimed dancer/co-founder of COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) BaKari I. Lindsay, choreographer/director Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), and Claudia Moore in a work byApolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly), take to the stage Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 for three shows only at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Stomp Into Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock will continue its 61st Season with its Halloween production of 'Young Frankenstein: The Musical' by Mel Brooks. Show dates are October 14th-16th, 21st-23rd and 28th-30th, to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is The Hottest Ticket In Town
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 16, 2016

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is An Exuberant Must-See At Theatre Under The Stars (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Lee Medina and More in Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ted Louis Levy to SWING THE VOTE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This September 23rd, Tony nominated, Emmy, Helen Hays and Outer Critics Award-Winning tap dancer and choreographer Ted Louis Levy ('Black and Blue,' 'Jelly's Last Jam,' 'Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk') will present 'Swing the Vote,' a 90-minute tap dance production at the Roulette Theater in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn at 8:00pm. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Photo Flash: Bringing HONOUR to a Journey of Life and Love at Old Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

WHEN is love real and does it really last? That's the core theme of Honour, the latest offering from the Old Mill Theatre. Written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dale James, Honour follows a couple's exhausting and confronting - yet also tender and poignant - journey through life and love. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre had the opening night of it's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS last night. Check out all the red carpet coverage below! (more...)

Explore the Phenomenon of the Legendary Mae West in Claudia Shear's DIRTY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Experience the first of Buck Creek Players' Collection of Favorites as we open our 43rd season of quality theater with the comedy DIRTY BLONDE by Claudia Shear, with original music by Bob Stillman. Our 198th production will open on Friday, September 30th, and continue for two weekends through October 9th, as we count down to our 200th production. Curtain times are at8PM on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30PMmatinees on Sunday. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue. Admission is $18 for adults, and $16 for students and senior citizens (62 and older). Reservations are recommended, and may be reserved securely online with no added fees at www.buckcreekplayers.com.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce an extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Sunday, Oct. 23, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Isabel Leonard & Jared Bybee Launch George London Foundation 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Last April, the George London Foundation for Singers concluded the 20th year of its celebrated George London Foundation Recital Series with a gala featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars.  The foundation has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971, and the annual series presents pairs of outstanding opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London Award, the prize of the foundation's annual vocal competition. (more...)

Health 2.0 Unveils Final Agenda for the 10th Annual Fall Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

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2016 Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners - Part 1; No EGOT for Alan Menken; Wins for Hank Azaria, James Corden & More - Full List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Television Academy tonight presented the first of its two 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonies for programs and individual achievements at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan Opens New Tara Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 1, 2016

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, officially opens Tara Theatre, a new state of the art home in South London for the acclaimed Tara Arts, the oldest diverse multicultural theatre company in the UK, today, Thursday 1 September 2016. (more...)

Emily Estefan to Receive 1st Annual 'Discovery of the Year Award' at La Musa Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The LATIN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME/ LA MUSA AWARDS and WORLDARTS announced that emerging singer-songwriter Emily Estefan will receive the WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award during the 4th annual LA MUSA AWARDS ceremony. (more...)

Broadway and National Tour Stars Return to IN THE HEIGHTS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to introduce you to the dynamic cast of In The Heights. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra Featuring Gianandrea Noseda and Yuja Wang to Perform at NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Dmitri Shostakovich. His defiant music was silenced by Soviet authority. His response could have cost him his life. But it proved to be his greatest triumph. London Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich's rebellious Fifth Symphony. (more...)

ORANGE JULIUS, F*CK~NG GOOD PLAYS Fest and More Set for Rattlestick's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announces mainstage picks for the upcoming season and a weeklong September mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces New Year-Round Dance Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

On Saturday, August 27, Jacob's Pillow Dance announced plans to build a new dance studio on the historic Jacob's Pillow campus. The announcement was made by Director Pamela Tatge at the Pillow's 2016 Festival Finale, with the official ground-breaking ceremony to take place at the Pillow on Friday, October 14 at 5pm. (more...)

Roberto Iarussi Will Perform at The Sergio Franchi Music Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Roberto Iarussi is a classically trained singer whose extraordinary vocal talent, and musical sensibilities enable him to perform across a wide variety of musical genres. Though recognized as an Opera Singer, the second generation Italo American found his inspiration from great singers of many different musical styles, most notably Barbra Streisand, to whom Iarussi dedicates his recently completed milestone recording, entitled 'I BELIEVE' which was recorded with London Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

GUESS and Republic Records Team to Launch GUESS Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns and trendsetting denim has teamed up with the nation's #1 record label and industry market share leader Republic Records to co-create GUESS Music. (more...)

OTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced performance and ticket on-sale dates for OTHELLO, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). OTHELLO will begin previews on Tuesday, November 22and open on Monday, December 12 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

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