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WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Met Room Crowns NEXT TOP DRAG QUEEN WinnerMet Room Crowns NEXT TOP DRAG QUEEN Winner
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The 6-foot glam goddess Strawberry Fields won by a razor-thin margin Monday night as six drag queens duked it out in "New York's Next Top Drag Queen Contest" at the Metropolitan Room.  In the final round of the talent contest that forbids lip syncing and rates singing ability, originality, as well as looks, Fields' fluid singing, poise and intelligence carried the day. Her competition in the 6-week juried affair was stiff to say the least. (more...)

La Mesa and San Diego Cosmetic Dentist Unveils Responsive New Website La Mesa and San Diego Cosmetic Dentist Unveils Responsive New Website
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

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Vance Joy's 'Riptide' Wins Grand Prize in 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)Vance Joy's 'Riptide' Wins Grand Prize in 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected international songwriting competition in the world, has today announced its 2014 winners. (more...)

The Human Race to Present CROWNS, 6/11-28The Human Race to Present CROWNS, 6/11-28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Human Race completes its 28th season of producing professional theatre for the Miami Valley with actress/playwright Regina Taylor's hit Crowns. Based on Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry's book by same name, the play begins as troubled Brooklyn teenager Yolanda is sent to live with her church-going grandmother down South after the death of her brother. There she finds healing in the personal stories of the ladies of the congregation and the hats that adorn their heads. Through time and space, their intimate histories create a soulful, joyous triumph of song, dance, culture and glorious 'hattitude' in this powerhouse gospel musical like no other. The Human Race Theatre Company's production runs June 11 - 28, 2015 at The Loft Theatre. It is co-directed by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Artistic Director Debbie Blunden-Diggs, who also serves as choreographer, and Human Race Theatre Founding Resident Artist Scott Stoney. Resident Artist Scot Woolley is the musical director. (more...)

Rhymes With Opera to Premiere MANIFESTO ON THE LEDGERhymes With Opera to Premiere MANIFESTO ON THE LEDGE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Rhymes With Opera (RWO) announces its 2015 world premiere performances of Anna Meadors' one-act opera Manifesto on the Ledge in New York on May 29-31 at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. Program also to include music of Frederic Rzewski and Matthew Triplett. Soloists include founding members of RWO and the Rhymes With Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding & More Join Broadway-Bound KING CHARLES IIIOliver Chris, Richard Goulding & More Join Broadway-Bound KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman announced today additional casting for the critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best Play, King Charles III, soon to open on Broadway this fall. Exclusive pre-sale for Audience Rewards members also begins today for the highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, which will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45thStreet, NYC). (more...)

Rhymes With Opera Premieres MANIFESTO ON THE LEDGERhymes With Opera Premieres MANIFESTO ON THE LEDGE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Rhymes With Opera (RWO) announces its 2015 world premiere performances of Anna Meadors' one-act opera Manifesto on the Ledge in New York on May 29-31 at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. Program also to include music of Frederic Rzewski and Matthew Triplett. Soloists include founding members of RWO and the Rhymes With Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Robert Powell Cast as Title Role in Almeida Theatre's KING CHARLES IIIRobert Powell Cast as Title Role in Almeida Theatre's KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles in the Almeida Theatre's Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III, which will embark on a UK tour this autumn following sell-out runs at both the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. (more...)

Robert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This AutumnRobert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles in the Almeida Theatre's Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III, which will embark on a UK tour this autumn following sell-out runs at both the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

IKEA Stores* Host Swedish Midsummer Feasts to Celebrate the Start of SummerIKEA Stores* Host Swedish Midsummer Feasts to Celebrate the Start of Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

IKEA is hosting its annual Midsummer Smörgåsbord event in the restaurants of IKEA U.S. stores* on Friday, June 12. 'Midsommar' (midsummer) marks the longest day of the year, and is celebrated in many parts of the world. In Sweden, Midsummer festivities to ring in the summer solstice include food, music, dancing and more, and are much-anticipated after a winter of short days and long nights. To join in on the fun of this holiday, IKEA is inviting customers to an all-you-can-eat Midsummer Smörgåsbord event featuring traditional Swedish fare. Tickets are available for $16.99 per person/$4.99 for kids 12 and under, or at a discounted rate for IKEA FAMILY** members ($12.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 and under). (more...)

Van Nuys Dental Office, Hamlin Dental Group, is Now Offering a Promotion for New PatientsVan Nuys Dental Office, Hamlin Dental Group, is Now Offering a Promotion for New Patients
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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DTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing DirectorDTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Dallas Theater Center Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Woodward as managing director of the 56-year-old organization. Woodward's experience includes Syracuse Stage and 17 years at McCarter Theatre Center. The appointment follows the departure of Heather M. Kitchen, who announced her retirement in September 2014. Woodward will formally assume his post in mid-July. (more...)

Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean Among Winners of 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean Among Winners of 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The '2015 Billboard Music Awards', hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen, were broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last night, SUNDAY, MAY 17, on ABC. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

A2SO Crowns Steve Gerber as Winner of the Search for Next Celebrity ConductorA2SO Crowns Steve Gerber as Winner of the Search for Next Celebrity Conductor
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announces Steve Gerber as the winner of the 2014-2015 Pursuit of the Podium: The Search for Ann Arbor's Next Celebrity Conductor. The fundraiser spanned the entirety of the A2SO's 2014-2015 season, and raised almost $20,000 for our education and outreach programs. (more...)

Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow Set for 5/17Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow Set for 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Dining on traditional African-American cuisine and enjoying music, dancing, and dramatic vignettes are highlights for visitors to Discover Pinkster! at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Heads from NYC to Shanghai, Set for Santa Fe Residency & More This SummerAlan Gilbert Heads from NYC to Shanghai, Set for Santa Fe Residency & More This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Alan Gilbert -- recently recognized with a Foreign Policy Association Medal for his extraordinary commitment to cultural diplomacy -- completes his sixth season at the helm of the New York Philharmonic with this week's U.S. premiere of director Côme de Bellescize's staging of Joan of Arc at the Stake, which stars Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard (June 10–13). Next, he and the orchestra toast the summer with a trio of free concerts under the stars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Philharmonic's historic Concerts in the Parks (June 17–24), using the same program as the centerpiece of their upcoming residencies at Colorado's Bravo! Vail (July 24–31), Santa Barbara's Music Academy of the West (Aug 1–8), and in Shanghai, China (July 4–10). Gilbert also makes his Mostly Mozart debut, leading the American stage premiere of George Benjamin's Written on Skin (Aug 11–15), and Crowns an artistic residency at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival with an account of Messiaen's epic and otherworldly Des canyons aux étoiles (Aug 23). (more...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for THE BOOK OF MORMON: Broadway San Jose Now thru July 12Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for THE BOOK OF MORMON: Broadway San Jose Now thru July 12
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jun 30, 2015

THE BOOK OF MORMON is coming to Broadway San Jose, Now Thru July 12. (more...)

Taste of Toronto Sets Interactive Programming Schedule, 7/2-5Taste of Toronto Sets Interactive Programming Schedule, 7/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's CROWNS, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's CROWNS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Human Race completes its 28th season of producing professional theatre for the Miami Valley with actress/playwright Regina Taylor's hit Crowns. The Human Race Theatre Company's production runs tonight, June 11, through June 28, 2015 at The Loft Theatre. It is co-directed by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Artistic Director Debbie Blunden-Diggs, who also serves as choreographer, and Human Race Theatre Founding Resident Artist Scott Stoney. Resident Artist Scot Woolley is the musical director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre KingstonTrevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its most ambitious project to date - this autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battlefield for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping adaptation of four of Shakespeare's history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn. The productions will play in rep from 16 September until 31 October, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October. (more...)

Tickets to KING CHARLES III on Broadway Now on SaleTickets to KING CHARLES III on Broadway Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman announced today that tickets are now on sale to the general public for the critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, soon to open on Broadway this fall.  The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC).   (more...)

Up on the Marquee: KING CHARLES IIIUp on the Marquee: KING CHARLES III
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2015

The critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, is soon to open on Broadway this fall. The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Tickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on SaleTickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the Memphis production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical, which will play the Orpheum Theatre for 3 performances, August 1-2, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse has extended by popular demand A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which will now play through August 23, 2015. The Pasadena Star News said of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, "Fearsome energy…a musical treat" and Beacon Media said "Truly amazing…a DO-NOT-MISS play!" The production stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, alternates the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, starring Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award® nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

KING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This FallKING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, King Charles III embarks on a UK tour this autumn. Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INTO THE WOODS comes to Forest Park, MACK & MABEL take over Chichester, LOVE LETTERS heads out on tour and more! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Unleashed by the Creative Mind of Michael Keith Allen at the Art of Acting StudioBWW Review: MACBETH Unleashed by the Creative Mind of Michael Keith Allen at the Art of Acting Studio
by Shari Barrett - Jul 2, 2015

The brilliantly creative mind of Michael Keith Allen has worked wonders with a new re-telling of Shakespeare's MACBETH at the Art of Acting Studio by setting the tragedy in a postmodern Scotland where street thugs battle for leadership as well as territory, while cutting the run time to 90 minutes and allowing the actors to speak without heavy accents, making it easy to understand the dialogue and follow the plot and character development. It is definitely the best rendition of the classic I have ever seen. (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on BroadwayBeneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

MEMPHIS Set for MPAC, 5/8-9MEMPHIS Set for MPAC, 5/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Tony winning musical Memphis the Musical comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. Tickets are $39-69. This event is sponsored by Crum & Forster. (more...)

Lillias White & Billy Stritch to Close Bay Area Cabaret Season at the Venetian Room, 5/31Lillias White & Billy Stritch to Close Bay Area Cabaret Season at the Venetian Room, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, will conclude its season by welcoming Tony winner Lillias White with music director/performer Billy Stritch. (more...)

The PIT to Offer KAPOW-I GOGO Marathon, 5/24The PIT to Offer KAPOW-I GOGO Marathon, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Kapow-i GoGo is a theatrical experience built for an audience used to binge-watching Netflix. Continuing its buzzy run at The PIT, Kapow-I GoGo will do a hyper-marathon of all three parts - 9 episodes - almost 4 hours of content - on Sunday May 24th at 1pm. Intermissions will be plentiful, don't worry. The PIT's Love Bar is just outside the door to the theater, fully stocked and with Kapow-I Specialty drinks all afternoon. (Try the Kapow-i SuperPunch! or sample some free sugary breakfast cereal!). (more...)

Philadelphia's South Street Spring Festival Returns 5/2Philadelphia's South Street Spring Festival Returns 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

South Street Spring Festival is ready to rock with the Philadelphia's best sounds, tastes, sips, shopping and sights on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. This giant free, all-ages outdoor block party will close down South Street (between Front and 8th) and run along Headhouse Plaza (between South and Lombard). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets New Programme for Autumn, Winter 2015-16Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets New Programme for Autumn, Winter 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announces its new season of work for Autumn and Winter 2015/16. The announcement comes on the back of a hugely successful year for the theatre, with a 43% increase in audiences during 2014/15 - giving the highest attendance at the theatre for over 20 years. (more...)

KING CHARLES III Coming to The Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyKING CHARLES III Coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Tickets for the critically-acclaimed production go on sale to Marlowe Friends tomorrow (Thursday) and the public on Thursday 7 May. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Amazing Grace, a new musical, will play Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (261 West 41st Street) with performances beginning Thursday, June 25 for a Thursday, July 16 opening night.Following the new musical's acclaimed, sold-out world premiere in Chicago, Amazing Grace just announced the full 31-member company returns for the Broadway engagement.Tom Hewitt as “Captain Newton” joins previously announced stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek,Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. (more...)

Tickets to Taste of Toronto 2015 Now on SaleTickets to Taste of Toronto 2015 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Taste of Toronto, IMG's premiere Taste Festival in North America, descending on Fort York National Historic Site from July 2 - 5. American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. today, through an exclusive presale under the Front Of The Line program. The general public may purchase tickets starting April 20 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Perfect365 Launches Fashion FeaturePerfect365 Launches Fashion Feature
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

ArcSoft, a global leader of image-intelligent technologies, announced the new Style it! feature in its free digital makeover app Perfect365. The most popular app of its kind with more than 60 million users, rumored to include the queen of selfies, Kim Kardashian, Perfect365 now recommends the perfect clothing, shoes and accessories to complement each of its free Hotstyle one-tap makeovers. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Gardell's MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Crowns First Millionaire!VIDEO: Billy Gardell's MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Crowns First Millionaire!
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Billy Gardell's “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB' is already celebrating its very first million dollar winner, only two weeks after premiere! (more...)

Official: Tim Pigott-Smith Will Lead KING CHARLES III on Broadway; Opens This November!Official: Tim Pigott-Smith Will Lead KING CHARLES III on Broadway; Opens This November!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman announced today that, following its critically acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, the newly crowned Olivier Award winning Best Play, King Charles III, will open on Broadway this fall starring Tim Pigott-Smith reprising his much-raved-about role as King Charles III. Directed by Rupert Goold, Mike Bartlett's play about Britain's future king will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning KING CHARLES III to Make Broadway Transfer This Fall?Olivier Award-Winning KING CHARLES III to Make Broadway Transfer This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

Mike Bartlett's critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III directed by Rupert Goold, is currently playing in the West End at the Wyndham's Theatre, and according to the New York Times, the show might soon travel across the pond. (more...)

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