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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform At The Association Of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Crosscurrent, A Quest for Freedom, and Red Firecracker - Legend of the First Chinese New Year at The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference APAP|NYC 2017 in New York Cityon From January 7 - 8 2017 at The New York City Center Studios 130 W. 56th Street, NYC, Studios 4 and 5. (more...)

PlayCo Presents Human Rights Roundtable with VILLA Playwright/Director Guillermo Calderon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Play Company (PlayCo) will present a conversation on human rights and how lessons from the past inform contemporary movements for social justice. (more...)

Exclusive: In Rehearsals With Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - A Refugee Musical As Timely As Ever
by Alan Henry - Jan 31, 2017

Above the Elgin Theatre in Toronto on the 4th floor, magical things are happening. A company with 70 Tony Award nominations and 12 wins between them are gearing up to premiere a new musical, Sousatzka, based on the 1988 Shirley MacLaine film Madame Sousatzka. At the helm of the project, notorious theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky - who is making his comeback to 'artistic producing' following his convictions for fraud and forgery during his time as the head of Livent. Livent, of course, was once a division of Cineplex Odeon which produced the Sousatzka film before being bought out by Drabinsky and his then business partner Myron Gottlieb. (more...)

BEST OF ENEMIES Makes Regional Premiere in Jackson, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain makes its regional premiere on the main stage of New Stage Theatre, February 28-March 4 and March 7-11, 2017 at 7:30pm, March 5 and 12 at 2pm. (more...)

McKenzie Fine Art Presents LAURA SHARP WILSON, 1/8-2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

In her fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, Laura Sharp Wilson continues her engagement with densely-composed paintings using acrylic and graphite on mulberry paper mounted on wood.  (more...)

Richard Cook Pens 'Is There a Mountain of Difference between Us or 'Common Ground'?'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Richard Cook, a bio-research scientist, wrote the book, 'Is There a Mountain of Difference between Us or 'Common Ground'?': to address the dysfunctional level of polarization in society. (more...)

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY to Perform at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. Year of the Rooster features the exciting sights of dancing lions and dragons, the lilting sound of Chinese pipa and erhu, and vibrant gold and red costumes and props. (more...)

American Bard Theater Explores Gender Roles, Race, and Death in VISIONARY VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. Aimee Todoroff and Tonya Pinkins direct. The evening of one-act works include Trifles by Susan Glaspell (1916), Exit: An Illusion by Marita Bonner (1929), and The People by Susan Glaspell (1918). Performances will be staged at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 from February 15-March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Go Inside Rehearsals for Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto; Live at Noon!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

SOUSATZKA may be Broadway-bound, but first it stops in Toronto for a strictly limited engagement through April 9, 2017. The cast is in rehearsal today and BroadwayWorld will be giving you an exciting inside look! Tune in for our Facebook Live broadcast here! (more...)

Cast Announced for A PROFOUNDLY AFFECTIONATE, PASSIONATE DEVOTION TO SOMEONE (-NOUN)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Royal Court Theatre announces that Gary Beadle, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Lashana Lynch, Shvorne Marks and Meera Syal have been cast in new play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) written and directed by debbie tucker green. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from Tuesday 28 February 2017 to Saturday 1 April 2017 with Press Night on Monday 6 March 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Watch Montego Glover Sing from SOUSATZKA in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

SOUSATZKA may be Broadway-bound, but first it stops in Toronto for a strictly limited engagement through April 9, 2017. The cast is in rehearsal today and BroadwayWorld will be giving you an exciting inside look! Belo, check out an exclusive sneak peek of Montego Glover singing 'Song of the Child.' (more...)

BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!
by Maggie Yates - Jan 27, 2017

Last year, Santa Barbara theatrical artists presented projects ranging from kitschy, hilarious renderings of cult-classics to sweeping epics that inspired the community to #SeeMoreTheatre. Your click-votes have been processed! Santa Barbara audiences loved Heathers: The Musical, Out of the Box's irreverent teen-angst murder musical, and Death of Kings, Irwin Appel's comprehensive showcase of Shakespeare's history canon that utilized all the performance and production talent UCSB has to offer. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Returns To The Menier Chocolate Factory To Direct LOVE IN IDLENESS and LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom to open shortly in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn returns to direct major works from the two of the greatest British playwrights of the twentieth century. (more...)

Successful GOES-R Launch Means IOC of Solers Developed ESPDS for NOAA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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BWW Review: Fertile Ground Opening Weekend: ATLANTIS, FREE BOX, THE BABY PROJECT, LEFT HOOK, and WINGS OF FIRE
by Krista Garver - Jan 23, 2017

Fertile Ground 2017 is in full swing! If you haven't checked it out yet, there's still a full week of new works being premiered around the city. Here's my take on what I've seen so far. (more...)

Freeform Announces Valentine's Day Weekend Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Baby, it's cold outside. What better way to spend Valentine's Day weekend than snuggled up with your honey watching Freeform's marathon of romantic movies (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory's Quirky Play THE ROOMMATE Shakes Things Up
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 20, 2017

Quirky and surprisingly unexpected, playwright Jen Silverman explores a delightfully fresh and edgy new take on the formulaic 'opposite personalities that live together' paradigm in the new dark comedy THE ROOMMATE, now continuing its West Coast premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory through January 22 in Costa Mesa. Consistently winsome and, at times, touchingly relatable, the play unveils two very complex, rather dysfunctional individuals you still ultimately want to root for and watch blossom into better people as we watch them long to transform their lives. (more...)

'THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE' Land Art Film to Debut at MoMA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film from director Sam Wainwright Douglas will have its World premiere at The Museum of Modern Art's 16th annual Doc Fortnight film festival. (more...)

Flutist Elsa Nilsson Announnces New CD 'Salt Wind' & 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson's new album 'Salt Wind' is a deeply personal expression with influences from every aspect of her colorful life. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

Tap Sensation Rhythmic Circus Comes to Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Oshman Family JCC brings rapid-fire tap dancing accompanied by a swingin' seven-piece band to Palo Alto, when it presents the world renowned Rhythmic Circus in its international sensation show Feet Don't Fail Me Now! (more...)

Oratorio About Japanese American Incarceration Camps By Van Nuys High School Students To Be Premiered In February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

When a group of 85 choral students at Van Nuys High School began learning about World War II Japanese American incarceration camps in September as part of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Voices Within Oratorio Project, the topic was a historical look back. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, 1/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. (more...)

York College Theatre to Turn on the Lights with 'MR. BURNS' This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The York College of Pennsylvania Theatre Division presents the first show of their Spring 2017 semester, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn with a score by Michael Friedman. (more...)

PlayPenn Announces Spring 2017 Theater and Playwriting Courses
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's artist-driven organization dedicated to improving the way in which new plays are developed, has announced their Spring 2017 education offerings. (more...)

Theatre, Robotics, Dance and More Among DreamWrights' Spring Classes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is packing in a month full of fun this March. (more...)

Square One Theatre Presents Delightful Irish Romance CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

One would think that cat people and dog people are two very distinct and irreconcilable types who tend to reciprocally look down on each other. But in the hands of Irish playwright Christian O'Reilly he has created characters that are complex yet tremendously appealing. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Open This March at Arden Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Arden Theatre Company continues its 29th season with William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM from March 2 through April 9, 2017 on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

City Theatre Announces New Program: City Connects
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

City Theatre is proud to announce a new community partnership initiative called City Connects. The program builds on the organization's long-standing commitment to encouraging discussion and engagement beyond the work seen on stage and celebrates City Theatre's core standing as an institution dedicated to inclusion and building a positive and enlightened world through theater. To advance this goal, City Theatre identifies local and national nonprofit partners who have specialized expertise in addressing the topics and issues inherent in City productions.  (more...)

A Weekend of Curiosity and Wonder for Families at Symphony Space 3/4 -5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This NYC based and internationally touring American-Brazilian collective performs a "dangerously funky" (Village Voice) and "groundbreaking" (CMJ) mixture of Brazilian maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line rhythms, funk and swamp-rock blues. They're the first American group to record in Brazil with the legendary Mestre Walter & Maracatu Nacão Estrela Brilhante, and the first Brazilian band to perform with Willie Nelson who called Nation Beat "just a fantastic group." (more...)

SOUSATZKA Producer Garth Drabinsky Seeks to Bypass OSC Penalties in Fraud Case
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Garth Drabinsky, who has admitted to and served time in Canada for his part in a fraud at the now-defunct Livent production company, has just begun hearings with the Ontario Securities Commission. (more...)

Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers. (more...)

VIDEO: Final Season of Tyler Perry's LOVE THY NEIGHBOR Premieres on OWN 3/4
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The final season of Tyler Perry's popular comedy series LOVE THY NEIGHBOR will premiere its fourth season on Saturday, March 4 with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Donald Rupe on Directing A FEW GOOD MEN
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 21, 2017

The play, A FEW GOOD MEN, preceded the film, but bubbled up in popular culture with the line, "You can't handle the truth." BroadwayWorld Orlando chatted with Director Donald Rupe to get some perspective about bringing this play to life. (more...)

One-Woman Show THE COMPLETE AND AUTHORITATIVE TOUR OF HOLY STUFF Set for Touchstone Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Touchstone Theatre presents a new one-woman show by Ensemble Member Emma Ackerman, entitled The Complete and Authoritative Tour of Holy Stuff. The show is an abstract exploration of the varied things we consider holy in our lives and runs March 2-12, 2017 in Touchstone's home theatre on the South Side of Bethlehem. (more...)

Russell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of eight of the Company's dancers. Soloist Russell Janzen has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer, and corps de ballet members Sara Adams, Harrison Ball, Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Unity Phelan, Troy Schumacher, and Indiana Woodward have been promoted to Soloist. (more...)

Flutist Elsa Nilsson Announces New Album and International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson's new album 'Salt Wind' is a deeply personal expression with influences from every aspect of her colorful life. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden and raised by a California hippie, Nilsson had her feet planted in two very different cultures, leading her to seek commonalities wherever she can find them. She believes the true beauty of music is its ability to create Common Ground, and she weaves all kinds of folk music (including jazz) to find a deeper understanding between people and cultures. This cross-cultural philosophy is evident in her compositional style, subtly drawing from personal and universal elements to create a sound that is distinctly her own yet approachable from many angles.  (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Art, History and Humanity Align in THE GUARD at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Art, history, and humanity align in City Theatre's upcoming production of The Guard by Jessica Dickey. Directed by Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, the play will run March 11-April 2 on the Main Stage, continuing the 2016-17 season of new plays. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Erich Bergen, Telly Leung and More to Perform in Event Benefitting Oscar Hammerstein Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. (more...)

Hammerstein Museum & Theatre Education Center to Hold Star-Studded NYC Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. The event comes on the heels of an agreement allowing Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA, where world-renowned lyricist and humanitarian Oscar Hammerstein lived and worked, to be used for museum activities. It was at Highland Farm that the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership was formed and where Hammerstein penned lyrics to musicals such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Newly Formed L Train Down Release BLAH BLAH LAND Parody Just in Time for Valentine's Day
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2017

Here's to fools who dream. Just in time for Valentine's Day, 'Blah Blah Land' captures the magic of this year's most polarizing film through a humorous lens. Join Emma, an overweight yet relatable aspiring L.A. actress, and Ryan, an entitled white savior of jazz, as they strive to preserve their love while minute obstacles become insurmountable. Featuring instant classics like "Traffic is Bad" and "Blah Blah Blah Blah," this musical parody will take you on a journey through the city of stars. Check out the video below! (more...)

Open Dance Project Embraces the Activism of Woody Guthrie in 'BOUT A STRANGER at MATCH Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Beyond the obvious parallels of migration and worker's rights, issues that are still relevant today, Woody Guthrie continues to inspire artists because of his "no apologies" style of activism. Artists looking to expand the dialogue around difficult political issues embrace his words as a way to find Common Ground. Just look at Lady Gaga singing "This Land Is Your Land" at Super Bowl LI. It is from this place-a desire to activate the public in social political discourse-that Annie Arnoult, the founding Artistic Director of Open Dance Project, has crafted "'Bout a Stranger." (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present Five L.A. Premieres in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (Best Production Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) is back for a new season in Los Angeles beginning March 4, 2017. (more...)

Mayor's Office of Media and BuzzFeed Launch ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK Community Reading Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Today, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced “One Book, One New York,” an exciting citywide initiative that will bring book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same time. With quintessential New York flair, the program will feature five celebrity advocates – Bebe Neuwirth (Madame Secretary), William H. Macy (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (The Get Down), Larry Wilmore (Comedian), and Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) – each urging New Yorkers to vote for their choice. This evening, BuzzFeed and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment will host a book party for the launch of One Book, One New York in celebration of the five finalists and New York City's hometown book publishing industry. A city-wide public awareness campaign on subways, buses and LinkNYC also launches today advising New Yorkers of the program's launch and encouraging them to vote on the final selection. Videos produced in partnership with BuzzFeed featuring testimonials by the One Book celebrity advocates will be posted online and disseminated widely during the voting process. (more...)

OFJCC Palo Alto Announces Arts & Dialogues Spring 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center of Palo Alto announces an exciting line up for the Spring Season of its 2016-2017 Arts & Dialogues series. An array of luminaries, innovators, and world-renowned performers will make appearances at the OFJCC's Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto from January through May 2017.  (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Perform at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will once again partner with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for its fourth annualLunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

McDaniel College Announces Spring 2017 Theatre Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the spring of 2017.  (more...)

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