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The Washington Ballet Adds THEME AND VARIATIONS To 40th Anniversary Celebration, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The Washington Ballet (TWB) has added the Finale of George Balanchine's 1947 masterpiece Theme and Variations to its 40th Anniversary Celebration. The work is set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and will provide a grand conclusion to a festive evening of performance and video excerpts that celebrate the 40 year history of The Washington Ballet dance company. The special one-night only production features works by Choo San Goh, Septime Webre as well as other favorites from TWB repertoire on September 30, 2016, 8PM at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Narrated by Julie Kent, the production includes an emotional and inspirational look back at the people and creative works that have come to define TWB throughout its 40 year history.  (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rufus Bonds, Jr. Sings 'Dulcinea' from MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

Van Quattro to Lead Amphibian Stage's SMART PRETTY FUNNY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions has announced the final cast member for its fourth main stage play of the 2016 season, Smart Pretty Funny by Kathleen Culebro. Starring Gretchen Corbett, Van Quattro, Vanessa DeSilvio, Ivan Jasso, and Anastasia Muñoz, the play will run Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, November 13 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

ARMY OF ONE Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure) and Russell Brand (Get Him To The Greek), embark on one hell of a holy mission in the hilarious comedy ARMY OF ONE, the mostly true story of one man's quest to single- handedly capture Osama Bin Laden. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey's newest play, 'The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding' as the third production of the theatre's 41st season. Written and directed by Salovey, the play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play 'The Dybbuk' by S. Ansky. (more...)

Show One Productions presents LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Five years to the exact day of their last appearance in Toronto, the internationally acclaimed all-male comic ballet company, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO will return to Toronto with their breathtaking blend of technical prowess, athletic artistry and perfect parody. (more...)

'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

 Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural "Broadway in Concert" series for the 2016-17 season.  Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017).   Series and single tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Single tickets start at $40, or purchase the series for packages of $100, $150, or a VIP package of $275, which includes a post-concert reception with the artists. (more...)

Rufus Bonds, Jr.-Led MAN OF LA MANCHA Begins Tonight at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)


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Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Bids Carlos Acosta a Classical Farewell at the Royal Albert Hall
by Roy Tan - Oct 4, 2016

After an unparalleled career as one of the world's leading classical ballet dancers, superstar Carlos Acostaprepares to retire his ballet shoes with a spectacular farewell performance at the Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

ON THE VERGE (OR THE GEOGRAPHY OF YEARNING) Comes to Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Eric Overmyer was born in Boulder, Colorado. He spent most of his youth in Seattle and eventually earned a B. A. in Theatre in 1973 at Reed College in Portland. Aside from On the Verge, his plays include The Heliotrope Bouquet, In a Pig's Valise, Don Quixote de la Jolla, Native Speech, Mi Vida Loca, In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe, and Aliki (an adaptation of Ibsen's play Peer Gynt). Mr Overmyer writes extensively for television, including for St. Elsewhere, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire and Law & Order, and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. He received an Edgar Award for the television feature Rear Window. Overmyer was also a co-creator of the HBO series Treme, about musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans. More recently he's written for and executive producedBoardwalk Empire, executive produced The Affair, and written and produced Amazon's new series Bosch, based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly.  (more...)

Central City Opera Features CARMEN, COSI FAN TUTTE and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 to August 6, 2017, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte in repertory, along with Benjamin Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo in shorter runs. Celebrating the company's 85th season, the festival's productions offer a diverse and broad gamut of styles and time periods. (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

GK Arts Center Presents Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

GK Arts Center is proud to host Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's perennial holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This is the fourth year this production of The Nutcracker will be performed over the course of a special two-week engagement, running December 8-18 at the GK Arts Center (29 Jay Street, formerly St. Ann's Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn, N.Y.).  The 18-member company is under the artistic direction of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 15-July 8, will feature the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream and the Company Premiere of Ratmansky's Souvenir d'un lieu cher, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.   (more...)

The Original Classic Comics Return after 75 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

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Van Quattro to Lead Amphibian Stage's SMART PRETTY FUNNY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions has announced the final cast member for its fourth main stage play of the 2016 season, Smart Pretty Funny by Kathleen Culebro. Starring Gretchen Corbett, Van Quattro, Vanessa DeSilvio, Ivan Jasso, and Anastasia Muñoz, the play will run Today, October 20 through Sunday, November 13 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

Boston International Antiquarian Book Sale Celebrates 40th Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair celebrates its 40th Anniversary at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston's Back Bay, October 28-30, 2016. For the anniversary, organizers are offering free admission on Saturday and Sunday to encourage a broader audience to attend this rare literary event that happens in only two other U.S. cities annually. Attendees will experience a vast selection of rare and collectible books, modern first editions, fine and decorative prints, photographs, manuscripts and pop culture ephemera that has been delighting loyal audiences for years. (more...)

BWW Review: The Rep's MAN OF LA MANCHA Soars to Inspirational Heights
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 2, 2016

Everyone eventually wishes for an impossible dream to be fulfilled-In a musical where that song, 'The Impossible Dream,' continues to inspire an audience, Milwaukee Repertory stellar Man of La Mancha opened the final weeks of September and proved why the musical won five 1966 Tony Awards. The first production in the Quadracci Powerhouse season, the iconic musical written by Dale Wasserman combined with brilliant music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion transforms Cervantes groundbreaking novel into a two hour, no intermission musical set in the dungeons of the 16th century Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes and his servant Sancho Panza must prove their worth to their prison mates. To do so, the pair performs the poet's 'Man of La Mancha' in the Spanish dungeon, where all the prisoners participate as actors, which eventually awakens the impossible dream inside those attending in the audience (more...)

BWW Review: The Dream is Impossible with 5th Ave's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Jay Irwin - Oct 19, 2016

Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion's "Man of La Mancha" is a bona fide classic. It's a sweeping epic filled with power, pathos, romance, and tragedy … when it's done right. The show is by no means bulletproof. I've seen incredible productions and I've seen mediocre productions. And after the current production at the 5th Avenue Theatre now I can say I've seen an atrocious production. Not only does it do no honor to the beauty of the original but it also does no honor to basic tenets of good musical theater. And for a musical theater nerd such as myself, that makes for an offensive evening. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nova Payton and Don Darryl Rivera Perform 'I Like Him' From MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nova Payton, Don Darryl Rivera and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's MAN OF LA MANCHA - Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nova Payton and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Welcomes Back the New Jersey Ballet to the Sitnik Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet for 2016 - 17 to the Sitnik stage for two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance.  On Saturday, November 5 at 8pm The New Jersey Ballet presents Don Quixote.  Then on Sunday, November 6 at 2pm The New Jersey Ballet returns with Pinocchio.  Both performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center. (more...)

Anais Chalendard and Patrick Yocum to Appear in Shreveport Metropolitan's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

ANAIS CHALENDARD, principal dancer of the Boston Ballet, and PATRICK YOCUM, soloist of the Boston Ballet, will be appearing as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 9 (Evening), Saturday, December 10 (Matinee), and Sunday, December 11 (Matinee), 2016 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet has added a third performance for the company's annual engagement of The Nutcracker for this season. (more...)

Final Additional Performance Announced for The St. Petersburg Ballet in Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following continued strong Adelaide ticket sales the Australian producers of the St Petersburg Ballet have added a final extra performance to the Adelaide season of Swan Lake. The final additional performance will be held on Wednesday December 7 at 7.30pmand will be on sale from Tuesday 11 October. (more...)

White Bear Theatre Announces Cast for TUESDAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following £1.3m redevelopment, Kennington's White Bear Theatre reopens with Tuesday, Michael Bhim's painfully funny new play about disaffected multi cultural modern Londoners. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/1/2016
by - Oct 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/1/2016. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform Handel's Messiah with the Montclair State University Singers and a quartet of vocal soloists December 16 and 18 in Princeton and Newark, respectively. George Manahan, the NJSO's interim Music Director from 1983–85, returns to conduct Handel's masterwork—a Christmastime tradition in concert halls across the world. Soprano Patricia Schuman, mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, tenor Ryan MacPherson and bass-baritone David Pittsinger join the Orchestra and choir. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Hong Kong Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of Cervantes with a 'Don Quixote' Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Hong Kong City Hall Theater will host East of La Mancha: Songs inspired by 'Don Quixote' on 9(th) November 2016, a gala concert to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. (more...)

EPIX Original Dark Comedy Series GET SHORTY, Starring Ray Romano, to Start Production
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Premium cable network EPIX announced today that production will begin on the original series GET SHORTY, produced by MGM Television, on November 8, 2016 with shooting to take place in Los Angeles, CA (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Announces NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's next project is her annual 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' December 3, 7 PM, at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th Street, NYC.  Joining the students at Kozlova's Dance Conservatory, located in midtown Manhattan, are Kozlova students Nikita Boris and Justin Valentine.  The exceptional teen dancers, participating in Kozlova's Competition last June, were awarded scholarships to the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, selected by Academy director Nikolai Tsiskaridze.  Justin will return to St. Petersburg after the performances to continue his one-year scholarship.  Nikita, now 16 years old, completed her scholarship and entered the October Vaganova Prix, where she received a special award for artistry and was further honored with an invitation to perform a solo from Giselle on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. (more...)

Ilya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Golden Gate High School Auditorium in Naples, Florida. (more...)

EPIX Orders Second Seasons of Hit Original Series BERLIN STATION and GRAVES
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Premium TV network EPIX announced today the renewal of its first two original scripted series with a second season, 10-episode order for one-hour drama series BERLIN STATION and half-hour dramedy GRAVES. (more...)

Shakespeare Dallas Announces 2017 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

"Thou hast seen nothing yet," as Shakespeare Dallas embarks on a legendary season in 2017 with two iconic Shakespeare performances, and a work adapted from Cervantes. (more...)

Curve Announces New Production Of WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Curve is proud to announce an all new Made at Curve production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, directed by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and staged during the commemorations to mark 50 years since the iconic Leicester playwright's death. (more...)

Six Playmakers Selected for 2017 Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Six D.C.-area playmakers have been selected to participate in the third installment of Playwrights' Arena, a year-long program that invites a small group of local theater makers to investigate their artistic process and develop their dramaturgical practice. The program is co-facilitated by Arena Stage Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko and Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, and participants convene once per month at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford(Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO to Return to Vancouver This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Show One Productions presents the return of world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on January 20 & 21, 2017 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Returning by popular demand following Vancouver's 2015 sold out smash hit, the sensational evening will see the all-male, cross-dressing troupe apply breathtaking technical prowess and rampant sauciness to a new batch of ridiculously re-interpreted classical ballets, including Swan Lake, La Esmeralda, and Don Quixote. (more...)

Experience a NEW Shakespeare Play at Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Czech Republic premiere of a 'new' Shakespeare play that holds the mirror up to nature with its themes of date rape, victim shaming, betrayal of friendship, forced marriages and madness. (more...)

The Joyce Presents The Joffrey Ballet in Long-Awaited NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), will present the long-awaited NYC return of one of the world's most renowned ballet companies, The Joffrey Ballet, performing the New York premiere of its critically acclaimed production of Krzysztof Pastor's majestic Romeo & Juliet at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater from March 29 - April 2. (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Ballet of China Brings THE PEONY PAVILION to Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - Dec 1, 2016

National Ballet of China's The Peony Pavilion is playing Sadler's Wells as part of the Out of Asia 2 season through 3 December 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the dancers onstage below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Regional Awards Update - Brandon Wear, Kayla Blanchard Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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