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BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Omaha Community Playhouse Has Beauty Abounding
by Christine Swerczek - May 26, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the OCP has beauty abounding. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 9, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 9, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: REIGN Series Finale on THE CW - Friday, June 16, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN Series Finale, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 16, 2017! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)

Axwell Ingrosso Release Debut EP 'More Than You Know'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, Axwell / Ingrosso have released their highly-anticipated 'More Than You Know' EP. The debut EP from the Swedish duo includes four tracks, including and lead single 'More Than You Know' and 'Renegade' (more...)

RAGTIME THE MUSICAL in Concert to Launch 2017 Season at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre in Titusville, N.J. re-opens for its 2017 summer season launching the first of six scheduled productions in an abbreviated season that will continue through August. Opening Friday, June 2 and continuing through Sunday, June 11, 'Ragtime the Musical' will be performed in concert. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS to Headline Autumn Season 2017 at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced its full line-up for the autumn 2017 season, including the must-see Coventry musical Godiva Rocks making its world premiere on the Main Stage in October, from the creative team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play One Night in November. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Leads Toronto Theatre Critics Awards
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2017

Best Musical Tony Award contender COME FROM AWAY won big at the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including Best New Musical, Best Production of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical. Mirvish Productions produced the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre last December before it moved down to New York. (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

Confederation Centre Young Company Ensembles Announced for THE DREAM CATCHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Take hip hop, spoken word, and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience a new musical, full of original Canadian music, dance, and story. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company, that will take you on a one hour quest to find hope for the future and dare you to believe that no dream is too small. (more...)

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik to Star in LELA & CO. at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steep Theatre's U.S. Premiere of Cordelia Lynn's Lela & Co., directed by Robin Witt, will feature Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik. Gonzalez-Cadel will make her Steep Theatre debut, and this will be Chmelik's third Steep production, after Simon Stephens' Motortown and Howard Korder's The Hollow Lands. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Contract Extension for Music Director Thierry Fischer Through 2021-22 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham and Board Chair Dave Petersen today announced an extension of Thierry Fischer's contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season, for an additional three years. Mr. Fischer was named Music Director in September 2009, and his first full season in this role was the Utah Symphony's 2011-12 season. (more...)

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 2017 Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) - one of this country's premiere summer training programs for young musicians - announces its 2017 programs and events today. (more...)

Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her Dawn'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

SEE HOW THEY RUN Opens at Vagabond Players 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Vagabond Players finishes its 101st season with the rollicking British farce, See How They Run, written by Phillip King and directed by Tyrone Chapman, opening on May 26th and running through June 25th. Start your summer fun with this hilarious production, full of misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and madcap farce. (more...)

Stories Of New York - Seniors to Present 'STORIES AT 966' Featuring Tales by Brooklyn Seniors
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stories Of New York - Seniors presents a SU CASA Project: STORIES AT 966, TRUE STORIES TOLD BY BROOKLYN SENIORS at Grace Agard Harewood Neighborhood Senior Center (966 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238). Shows are free and open to the public. (more...)

SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer of Acclaimed Drama Series QUEEN SUGAR
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted today the season two trailer for its acclaimed original drama series QUEEN SUGAR from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. (more...)

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at MNM PRODUCTIONS
by John Lariviere - May 22, 2017

MNM Productions presents Monty Python's Spamalot at the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts. Featuring music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and book and lyrics by Eric Idle, Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped-off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The title of the musical comes from a line in the movie which goes: 'we eat ham, and jam, and Spam a lot.' Like the film, written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways (more...)

Possum Point Players Seek Directors for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Possum Point Players Seek Directors for California Suite, Hello Dolly, Lend Me A Tenor, Our Town and Elf, The Musical, their 2018 Main Stage Season. (more...)

Danny Trejo Hosts El Rey Network Original Series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR, 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

El Rey Network's new original series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR will debut on June 8 at 8:00pm. Hosted by machete himself, Danny Trejo (Machete, Sons of Anarchy), the eight-part series spotlights the nobility of craftsmanship and working with your hands. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service Raises $9K at Preview of Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest new theatre companies, today announced that Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service raised more than $9,000 at the May 18 preview performance of its current production, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, which is running through June 4 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. (more...)

American Blues Theater Sets 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.  (more...)

The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub At The Public Present 2017 Kimmel Center Theater Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public partners, once again, with Philadelphia's renowned Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the guidance of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the intensive program serves as an incubator for artists and collaborators to create and develop innovative new musical theater projects and music. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 5-18 with free public workshops with audience feedback and Q&A on June 16 and 17. (more...)

GONE BABY GONE Among New Films Coming to Tribeca Shortlist in June
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

Below, check out which films are coming and going in June 2017 on Tribeca Shortlist. The films are currently available for streaming. To watch, start your free 7-day trial at TRIBECASHORTLIST.COM ($4.99/MONTH AFTER). (more...)

Theater of Others Updates 400-Year-Old Comedy THE ROARING GIRL 6/16- 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Theater of Others continues its fearless foray into the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's 1611 comedy, The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse.  Moll is a dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, a carouser, cross-dresser, pickpocket, and street brawler in the lower depths of 17th century London.  Gaby Schneider directs a cast of fourteen at the Theater of Others' home, the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse runs Thursdays through Sundays, June 16-July 2.  As with all Theater of Others productions, admission is Pay-What-You-Will. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous Registration Open - Camp Begins 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR), Perseverance Theatre's five-week youth acting program, provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. STAR is open to students aged 10-18. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 9, 2017
by - May 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 9, 2017! (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Featured in Special Engagements at 21C Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Canadian Opera Company Music Director Johannes Debus and the internationally acclaimed COC Orchestra step out of the orchestra pit of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to launch the 'Canadian edition' of the 21C Music Festival, performing the opening concert on May 24, 2017 at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music at Koerner Hall. This is the first of two engagements with COC artists at the 21C Music Festival. (more...)

NNPN Announces Rolling World Premieres by Karen Hartman and Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 70th and 71st Rolling World Premieres: Br'er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Project Dawn by Karen Hartman. The two plays will receive a total of 6 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a discrete 12-month period.   (more...)

Alison Arngrim Set for LEGENDARY DRAG QUEEN BINGO to Support Life Group LA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This Thursday, May 18th, actress/author, Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie, Life Interrupted) will be the Legendary Drag Queen Bingo's celebrity ball caller at the 7pm game located at Hamburger Mary's West Hollywood (8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood,CA 90069). (more...)

John Williams' Iconic 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' Score to Be Reissued on 180-Gram Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Concord Music Group is pleased to announce the vinyl release of John Williams' classic Oscar-nominated score for the legendary Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. (more...)

The Wooden Floor Debuts New Works at 34th Annual Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Young dancers will take the stage at Irvine Barclay Theatre for four unique performances June 1-3, in The Wooden Floor's 34th Annual Concert, Connected spaces. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 2, 2017
by - May 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 2, 2017! (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 50-piece period instrument American Classical Orchestra opens its 33rd season with Berwald's Symphony Singulaire, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 ('Italian'), and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor, featuring as soloist 12-year-old piano prodigy Adrian Romoff. (more...)

Maestro Fischer Leads Utah Symphony and Guest Violinist Simone Porter in THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On May 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM, Maestro Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Simone Porter in the final Masterworks performance of the 2016-17 season featuring Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." Also on the concert repertoire are works by Tchaikovsky and Varese. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director and Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director Emeritus) rounds up its 2016-2017 Season with three summer programs including HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a critically acclaimed play about the unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, from May 30 - June 25, 2017; SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! The Gospel of Rock. (more...)

White Bear Theatre presents CHUMMY by John Foster
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Chummy explores the mind of a serial killer in the moments before his first murder. Desperate to control himself, the mysterious psychopath 'Chummy' pleads with private investigator Jackie Straker to stop him killing in a gripping new stage play by BAFTA winner John Foster (Letters from a Killer, BBC's Omnibus). A 21st century theatre-noir, Chummy is a thrilling story of addiction, obsession and the lack of support that drives people to act on their most secret desires. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Oliver Richman Records Newly Discovered Gem 'Will I Still Be Me'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Multi-talented 16-year-old singer/actor, Oliver Richman (www.oliverrichman.com), is the first to record and release his grandfather's poignant song entitled, “Will I Still Be Me.” (more...)

Photo Flash: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR Opening Night Party
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour opened in the West End last night at the Duke of York's Theatre. (more...)

JUST IN: Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host of 90th ACADEMY AWARDS on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the OSCARS telecast, and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR, Duke of York's Theatre
by Jenny Gilbert - May 16, 2017

From The Sound of Music to Gareth Malone's The Choir, the redemptive power of choral singing has provided a wealth of feel-good stories. The discipline, the communal spirit, the beauty of the music bring out the best in everyone. Just not the 17-year-old pupils of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, a fictional convent school in the Scottish coastal town of Oban. For them, the prospect of a trip to Edinburgh to compete in a choral competition is merely a chance to be off the leash for an afternoon and 'get mental'. (more...)

Rachel O' Riordan and Gary Owen Reunite for Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Sherman Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O'Riordan is to direct a radical reimagining of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard by the celebrated playwright Gary Owen. Following their recent collaboration Killology which premiered at Sherman Theatre in spring 2017 and will run at the Royal Court Theatre from 25 May - 24 June, and the award-winning Iphigenia in Splott in 2015, The Cherry Orchard marks the first time they have worked together on an adaptation of a classic. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

Newport Classical Music Festival's 49th Season Features 56 Performances by 80 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

When it comes to covering a lot of ground, Newport's oldest and largest festival gets it done. The Newport Music Festival, now in its 49th season, will host 56 concerts in just over two weeks between July 7 and 23. From dusk to Dawn, the festival, in partnership with the Preservation Society of Newport County, takes over the grand halls and lawns of many of the city's celebrated Gilded Age mansions - from The Breakers to The Elms, and Chateau-sur-Mer to Rosecliff, a backdrop as magical as the music itself. (more...)

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