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OTSL reads Steinbeck's righteous sentence with a commanding voice.
by Steve Callahan - May 31, 2017

What a show! Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened The Grapes of Wrath, a work by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie. I have never in my life been more emotionally moved by an opera than by this glorious production. (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents Arts and Activism Festival THIS IS NOT NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

This Is Not Normal is an arts festival at The Brick. Replete with plays, puppetry and performance works, as well as weekly cabarets and calls to action, the festival aims to remind us of the reality we live in and the reality we are moving towards. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 30, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - and we hope you've sufficiently recovered from Memorial Day Weekend so that you're able to face the rest of the week with the necessary intent to achieve all that's possible in a world where white pants and white shoes are acceptable (it's summer, after all…well, unofficially, from a social standpoint)! All of this prompts us to ask the musical question: What did you do this holiday weekend? Social media was fairly abuzz with all manner of outings and adventures perpetrated by the theaterati, including both Amy Prough Stumpfl and Nancy Allen attending a performance of Hamilton in Chicago, where Belmont University Musical Theatre alumni Candace Quarrels and Chris Lee are starring! (more...)

by Roger Martin - May 28, 2017

If you've never seen a drag show, or if you have, or even better, if you've starred in one, you'll love THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at GableStage. (more...)

Tickets for Tower Theatre's Fall Events On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tower Theatre has revealed initial details for a long-awaited fall concert and event schedule, which includes nationally touring acts as well as the iconic venue's first non-concert public event in the auditorium's fully-renovated space. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/29 - 6/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/29 - 6/4, airing on ABC (more...)

New Ohio Theatre Announces Ice Factory Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

KANSAS, Los Lobos, Ana Gasteyer, TAO: DRUM HEART and More Set for Poway OnStage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Poway OnStage 2017/18 season opens with the arena rock of KANSAS. It continues with GRAMMY winning artists: Los Lobos, Aaron Neville, BJ Thomas and Roger McGuinn. Saturday Night Live alumna and Broadway leading lady Ana Gasteyer brings her cabaret show. Local music takes center stage with Six String Society's Sounds of the Big Easy and roots rockers Berkley Hart. Cameron Carpenter brings his international touring organ and a wide repertoire of classical and modern pieces. Love Letters From Vietnam is a unique live theatrical musical performance of Alex Woodward's songs written for the daughter of Vietnam vet Sgt. John K. Fuller. TAO: Drum Heart closes the season with their world tour of large-scale Japanese taiko drumming, dance and martial arts. (more...)

Rocky Mountain Rep Announces MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Dust off those go-go boots!  Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre opens it's 50th Anniversary Season with Mamma Mia! on June 9th.  A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you will never forget.  Join us on a Greek Island paradise re-visiting the story-telling music of ABBA as they weave a tale of love, laughter and friendship.  We hope you'll dance, jive, and have the time of your life in Grand Lake this summer!! (more...)

BWW Review: Not Even Pixie Dust Could Get FINDING NEVERLAND off the Ground
by Libby Champion - Jun 8, 2017

Seeing the origin story of one of your favorite childhood stories should be exhilarating, exciting, and uplifting, right? Unfortunately, the touring production of FINDING NEVERLAND playing at the Dr. Phillips Center this week is none of those things. (more...)

OtterBox Defender Series for iPad Pro Coming Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017


Complexions Contemporary Ballet Star Dust to Re-Visit a Tribute to David Bowie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Star Dust Returning to Music Hall after their 2016 World Premiere last June, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Founders Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, along with their New York City based company of dancers, have awakened audiences to a new and exciting genre that combines the best of athleticism, lyricism, and technical training and experience. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Set in a fantasy, steampunk world, Ruby In The Dust bring their adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Gothic novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, to the Spiegeltent on London's South Bank as part of the summer's Underbelly Festival. (more...)

Theater Works to Stage SEUSSICAL Summer Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Bring the whole family for Theater Works' summer extravaganza, Seussical, featuring musical director James May (Les Miserables on Broadway and YouthWorks' 2016 production), on stage July 14-30! (more...)

BWW Interview: Guy Davis Forges Path Through Music, Theater & Beyond
by Tory Gates - Jun 5, 2017

'I think entertaining is what I do, that is what my spirit is called to do, and the blues is kind of like my salvation. It was a form of music that I felt like it was in me. It is in me to communicate.' (more...)

Second Street Players Announces 50's Style Sock Hop Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Dust of those Leather Jackets, Iron your Poodle Skirts and get ready to Rock N Roll through the night. (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents Summer Community Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Utah Symphony today announced the lineup for its 2017 summer community concert series in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas. (more...)

Classic Rock Band Kansas To Play Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Iconic classic rock band, KANSAS brings it's Leftoverture Tour to Dayton's historic Victoria Theatre, Wednesday, Nov. 1.  (more...)

Mother's Ruin Presents a Wild Gin-Fuelled Speakeasy in A CABARET ABOUT GIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Warm the depths of winter at Hot Gin Punch, a wild, gin-fuelled speakeasy presented by Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin and Four Pillars Gin at Giant Dwarf for one night only. Join the creators of Mother's Ruin for a party, a show, cocktails, mayhem and more. (more...)

PURUS air is Featured at Exhibits of Computex 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017


Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/23 - 7/7 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/23 - 7/7, airing on ABC (more...)

Boston Court Announces 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Boston Court, Pasadena's Intimate Home for the Performing Arts, today announced the full details of its 13th annual New Play Reading Festival. Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE is a Swimming Success
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 21, 2017

If ever someone were to look up “classical ballet” in the dictionary, an image captured from Swan Lake would certainly accompany its definition, thanks to its timeless grace and poise. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, American Ballet Theatre more than lived up to Swan Lake's storied reputation, as the company danced with both precision and pixie Dust to create lyrical beauty that echoed Tchaikovsky's magical score. (more...)

Discovery Channel Announces All-New Competition Series BUSH LEAGUE
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Across the country, the bushcraft movement is growing. It is built on primitive wisdom, ingenuity, hard-won wilderness skills and a desire for self-reliance. But who are the best at their craft? Discovery Channel announced today that it has ordered BUSH LEAGUE (w/t), an all-new competition series where a group of wild artisans will set out to prove who is the ultimate master. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Dance, Dorrance Dance and More Slated for The Joyce Theater's 2017-18 Fall & Winter Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2017-2018 fall/winter season. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Discovers Anything is Possible with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are thrilled to present the fantastical, family musical extravaganza, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, featuring a multi-talented cast of 21 kids, teens and professional actors. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

BWW Review: 4000 Days Loses Track of Time at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 2, 2017

Peter Quilter's drama of memory loss and relationship loss is almost too amusing and insufficiently dramatic. Good thing the acting is spectacular. (more...)

Amy Surratt's FIRST AND LAST (SHOW) to Play La MaMa This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Experimental theatre artist Amy Rox Surratt, and a supporting ensemble, create fictionally famous reality TV child star 'Amy Surratt.' At home, things have been heading South for a while. Now, 'Amy' investigates her genuine Appalachian roots and struggles to come back to something she never really had - taking the audience to hell in a hand basket with her. The result is a surreal Appalachian love letter to historical and personal traumas. (more...)

Omar Souleyman's New Album 'To Syria, With Love' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The follow-up to 2015's Bahdeni Nami, To Syria, With Love marks Souleyman's third full-length studio record. It is a departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, with focus on more elaborate keyboard and techno elements. (more...)

The Polish Ambassador to Take Over Boulder Theater for New Year's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jumpsuit Records presents The Polish Ambassador over New Year's Eve at the Boulder Theater. (more...)

Zima Is Back - You In Or What?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Put on your choker, bust out your portable CD player and Dust off the pager because Zima's back. For a limited time only, people can pick up a six-pack of the nostalgic beverage just in time for Fourth of July weekend. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Grant Maloy Smith Brings 'Dust Bowl' to Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Nashville recording artist Grant Maloy Smith will celebrate the release of his new album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 22. Joining him onstage will be Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, Richard Ribb on bass, and Rick Couto on drums. (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sony Music proudly announces the release of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! Closes Second Season with SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, closes out its second season with the heart-warming Broadway hit musical, Seussical The Musical. This imaginative and magical tale centers around the beloved characters from the world of Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of Dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many 'thinks.' (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Celebrates the Music of the 60s Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Audiences from across Coventry and Warwickshire are invited to experience a night of live music this July, as the Belgrade Theatre presents a line-up of fantastic tribute artists. Featuring the sounds of Simon and Garfunkel, Frankie Valli, Bob Marley, Elton John and ABBA, this July sees a celebration of music from the 60s to the present day. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Casio LampFree' Projectors Take Center Stage At InfoComm 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017


One Month to Go Until The Smurfs Take the Stage in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

"La-la-la-la-la-la, sing a happy song.  La-la-la-la-la-la, Smurf the whole day long!"  A song that generations of fans have come to love and with a little sprinkle of magic Dust, South African audiences will soon be transported into the magical world of colourful mushroom houses and little blue people when THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE - SMURFS SAVE SPRING takes to the stage in a month from the 13th to the 30th July 2017 at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. (more...)

Camo & Krooked Release Video for 'Like I Do' ft. James Hersey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following the release of their most unifying, high profile vocal track 'LIKE I DO' with fellow Vienna artist and runaway songwriter sensation James Hersey, Camo (Reini) & Krooked (Markus) have delivered its stunning visual accompaniment. (more...)

Out of the Dust Announces Summer Tour, Deluxe Edition of Self-Titled Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following the successful March release of their self-titled national debut album (Discovery House Music), husband-and-wife duo Out of the Dust are preparing for a busy summer with an upcoming 30+ city tour and a digital exclusive Deluxe Edition of Out of the Dust available on June 9th, featuring 5 additional acoustic tracks. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Recap of the CBS Broadcast
by David Clarke - Jun 12, 2017

Did you miss the Tonys Broadcast? Never fear, BroadwayWorld's got you covered. BroadwayWorld writer David Clarke took copious notes during the show, and his highlights are presented below. (more...)

The Tesseract Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Tesseract Theatre Company is pleased to announce its second season in the .ZACK Arts Incubator, located in Grand Center at 3224 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. (more...)

The Political Is Personal This Tony Season: THE GREAT COMET and SWEAT
by Marianka Swain - Jun 10, 2017

In this febrile climate, do we want societal critique from our theatre or pure escapism? As I experienced when I recently swapped BroadwayWorld UK Editor duties for a New York trip, both theatrical regions are currently just as charged by provocative, resonant commentary as by jazz hands ­– as this year's Tony Award nominations reflect. (more...)

JAW: A Playwrights Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory has selected the four playwrights who develop new plays in Portland during the 19th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival. (more...)

Grant Maloy Smith's New Album 'Dust Bowl - American Stories' Celebrates the Nation's Resilience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Drought, poverty and dirt defined America's southern plains in the 1930s. Folks who depended on the land for survival were devastated by monstrous clouds of Dust that swept across the region between 1932 and 1940, killing crops and livestock. (more...)

Requardt & Rosenberg's DEADCLUB and More Set for Fuel Theatre's Autumn 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Fuel and The Place have partnered up to present a brand-new show from Requardt & Rosenberg, the theatremakers behind outdoor dance extravaganzas The Roof, Electric Hotel and Motor Show. (more...)

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