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TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series to Kick Off with CATHARSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Catharsis, the first show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. (more...)

Nicole Georges Brings Pets, Punks, & Queerness on Tour With Her Book FETCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Award winning artist, Nicole Georges, will be bringing tales of her beloved but tenacious dog Beija and their life in the Portland punk scene, with her on tour this coming July in support of her new graphic novel Fetch. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Raises Over $190,000 to 'Burn the Mortgage'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company's Board of Directors honored retiring Artistic Director Rachel Lampert with an appropriately theatrical ceremony in which the building's mortgage was 'burned.' In attendance were community members and representatives of organizations who donated to the over $190,000 Burn the Mortgage campaign. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 7, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, June 7, 2017! Kathie Lee and Hoda are in town today to show their Today show audience what's happening in Nashville, which prompts the musical question: What's sights are on your list of places to go when newbies turn to you for advice? Let us know and we'll feature you in an upcoming story! (more...)

Miles Gatrell's UNCANNY Next Up for Woven Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2017

Kicking off Season #2 for Woven Theatre is the original Uncanny by Miles Gatrell, running June 29-July 9 at the Belmont Little Theater beneath Hail Hall: Imagine if Wes Anderson directed the Buffy Cast in an X-Men movie. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Shakespeare by the Sea 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) is thrilled to open its 20th Anniversary Season this summer with one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Sparks fly during this spirited summer treat of a show -- start your summer with Shakespeare, the battle of the sexes begins June 15! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 7
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS & DOLLS and More Set for Musical Theatre West's 65th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Musical Theatre West celebrates its 65th Anniversary season with an outstanding line-up of classic and contemporary Broadway masterpieces. (more...)

Photo Flash: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Hosts Usher Appreciation Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Over 500 volunteer ushers were honored at the annual Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Usher Appreciation Party on May 10. The ushers were applauded for their dedication and generosity in volunteering their time; without them the City-owned theater would not be able to operate. All the City Commissioners were in attendance and the then-outgoing Commissioners Atwell and Chapman were acknowledged for their strong support of the Hall over the years. (more...)

BWW Review: FRONT PORCH SOCIETY Serves Sweeping Nostalgic Greatness at the Ensemble Theatre
by Kelvin Douglas - Jun 5, 2017

If you value a time when neighbors actually engaged in conversation: whether frivolous or meaningful, if you can sympathize with the brokenhearted, if you can identify with a time in history that many people will never forget (Americas' first elected African American President, Barack Obama), then FRONT PORCH SOCIETY is for you. (more...)

D'Lo to Headline Dixon Place's HOT Festival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Dixon Place presents the 26th Annual HOT! Festival, the NYC annual celebration of LGBTQ culture. Headlining the festival is D'Lo's solo work TO T, OR NOT TO T, which begins performances on Friday, July 7th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Bethel Woods Adds to Fall Event Gallery Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to grow and diversify programming held in its most intimate venue - the indoor Event Gallery. This fall the Event Gallery will welcome Woodstock alumni Graham Nash on Sunday, September 24; Texican rockers Los Lonely Boys on Sunday, November 5; and world-renowned violinist Eileen Ivers on Friday, December 15 with "A Joyful Christmas." (more...)

MY SISTER EILEEN to Play MainStage Irving-Las Colinas This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will present Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov's 1940s comedy MY SISTEREileen. Directed by Dave Schmidt, the production runs July 21 through August 5, 2017, at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 29, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular SEUSSICAL Takes Audiences on Flights of Fancy at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre!
by Shari Barrett - Jun 27, 2017

Have you been waiting for the perfect musical extravaganza to which you can take your entire family, from the youngest to oldest member? Now is your chance by experiencing SEUSSICAL the musical at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica. It is such a fabulous production from its perfect cast, direction, lighting, set, and more incredible costumes than you can count, I guarantee you will walk out thinking just 'How Lucky You Are' to have seen it. (more...)

Nancy Anderson Joins Cast of NYMF's FOURTH MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Fresh off the triumphant run of Sunset Boulevard, NANCY ANDERSON will play the role of world-famous spiritual teacher Mama Sid in New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions' East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second musical of its 37th season, Moonlight Stage Productions plans to make a splash with Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 19 through August 5. (more...)

Cast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the musical production, Nice Work If You Can Get It, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Joe DiPietro., inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. (more...)

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo to Perform at 17th New York Guitar Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The celebrated Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will perform at the 17th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes on Tuesday, June 27. The Duo will be joined by Rene Izquierdo and Duo Cantabile in a concert and conversation honoring Cuban guitarist and Maestro Elias Barreiro. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July!  (more...)

Robbi Kumalo Pays Homage To Nina Simone at Cafe Wha?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Robbi Kumalo's backed up superstars like Dave Matthews - @ Carnegie Hall, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Edie Brickell, John Hiatt, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart, Jewel, Arif Mardin, Luisa, Ashford & Simpson, Deepak Chopra, Eileen Ivers, Edie Brickell, Chieli Minucci, Gino Sitson, Jimmy Owens, & Bakithi Kumalo, Mary J. Blige, & Harry Belafonte among others - on some of the biggest stages in the world. (more...)

People's Light Ends the Season with Madcap Comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Laugh until your ribs ache with Ken Ludwig's madcap comedy Moon Over Buffalo at People's Light. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Shakespeare By The Sea to Open MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) is proud to announce the opening of MACBETH, one of Shakespeare's most dramatic and thrilling plays, during its 20th Anniversary Season this summer. Helmed by Ovation Award-winner, Stephanie A. Coltrin, audiences will be drawn in by this potent political story of a legendary king beginning June 22 in San Pedro. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Mark d'At-Pace
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 18, 2017

Broadwayworld Dance recently conducted an interview with Australian ballet dancer Mark d'At Pace, find out about his life and career. (more...)

Janelle McDermoth, David Andino, Brynn Williams & More to Sing Music of Britt Bonney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

On Sunday, June 18th, songwriter Britt Bonney will present an evening of her music at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, performed by several Broadway veterans. Audiences will hear a special preview of Britt's newest show Montgomery, featuring Janelle McDermoth as civil rights leader Jo Ann Robinson and Brynn Williams as 15-year-old Claudette Colvin. The concert, entitled "Make a Move: The Music of Britt Bonney," will also include songs written in collaboration with Nadav Wiesel, Anna Marquardt, and David Ballard. (more...)

BWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2017

Martin McDonough's modern classic tragicomedy about life in the Arans is staged remarkably by EPAC. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 14, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Interview: Dustin Harris Smith of MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour
by Justin Cole Adams - Jun 13, 2017

Atlanta native Dustin Harris Smith fulfills dreams of performing at the Fox Theatre during the MAMMA MIA! farewell tour. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Eileen J. Morris, announces the theatre's 2017-2018 Season that will include three regional premieres, and a variety of comedies, drama, and musical productions. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Announces Its 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Eileen J. Morris, announces the theatre's 2017-2018 Season that will include three regional premieres, and a variety of comedies, drama, and musical productions. (more...)

20th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival Wraps, Announces Winners
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The 20th annual Brooklyn Film Festival wrapped on Sunday with a ceremony at Windmill Studios, handing out a total of $50,000 in products and film services. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

As part of its opening week celebrations for the 2017 season, the Utah Shakespeare Festival on July 7 announced its 2018 season. The fifty-seventh season, which will run from June 28 to October 20, will include eight plays in three theatres. (more...)

DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago 2017 Takes Place 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, presents a Ken Ludwig masterpiece, Moon Over Buffalo. This outrageous comedy will run June 30 & July 1, July 6-8, July 12-14 and July 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance July 22 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-2018 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories. (more...)

MetroStage Announces Fall/Winter 2017 Lineup and Summer Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has just announced the 2017 fall/winter season at MetroStage, which actually begins with a limited engagement weekend reprisal of Anne & Emmett in July. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 5, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Photo Flash: In The Wings Productions' ANYTHING GOES Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, sets sail with Cole Porter's musical comedy Anything Goes, with performances from July 21 - 30 at the historic Snug Harbor Music Hall. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation Presents HELP IS ON THE WAY 23 – Puttin' On The Glitz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents HELP IS ON THE WAY 23 - Puttin' On The Glitz. (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Kelli O'Hara, Raul Esparza, Tectonic's UNCOMMON SENSE and More Set for Sheen Center's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Tahe Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) announces the fall and winter programming of their 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy 2017 Summer Season of Events in Full Swing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are proud to present the full lineup of events and activities for the 2017 summer season. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of free cultural, educational, and recreational events, as well as expanded opportunities to volunteer and support this world-class waterfront park. (more...)

Broadway's Rachel York & Tom Wopat Star in 42ND STREET at Reagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Tom Wopat will turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017!   (more...)

In The Wings Productions to Set Sail with ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, sets sail with Cole Porter's musical comedy Anything Goes, with performances from July 21 - 30 at the historic Snug Harbor Music Hall. (more...)

Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director, Selected Join TCG Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce that Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director to its prestigious board of directors. Raymond joins five other new members from around the country including Will Davis, artistic director, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Jamie Herlich, director of development, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA; Benita Hofstetter Koman, executive director, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, Reedville, VA; Johamy Morales, education director, Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO; and Randy Reyes, artistic director, Mu Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN. (more...)

Brooklyn's Ryan Repertory Tours SINGING FOR THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Brooklyn based Ryan Repertory Company, now in its 45th season, and Family Music Centers are proud to present Singing For The Boys. In a "performance that never was but should have been" Al Jolson, Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin come together in 1943 at the Palace Theatre in New York City for a one-night benefit performance to support the overseas war effort and to entertain the troops. Through their signature hit songs and popular songs of the period the audience is taken on a personal journey that reveals what made these three performers truly legendary and what made them so very human, both onstage and backstage. A must see theatrical and musical experience!!!   (more...)

TCG Welcomes New Appointees from OH, IL, WA, TN, CO & MN to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes six new members to its board of directors: Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH; Will Davis, artistic director, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Jamie Herlich, director of development, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA; Benita Hofstetter Koman, executive director, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, Knoxville, TN; Johamy Morales, education director, Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO; and Randy Reyes, artistic director, Mu Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN. (more...)

Magician Mat Franco Unveils Namesake Theater Marquee at The LINQ Hotel & Casino
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Yesterday (July 10, 2017), magician Mat Franco  had the honor of unveiling his new namesake marquee, Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, which was renamed by the center-Strip resort in celebration of his continued career success. Kicking off the milestone afternoon, the property's regional president, Eileen Moore welcomed the crowd of invited guests and fans before inviting Mat to help her in unveiling the venue's new signage. "Today's a special day for us here at The LINQ, because we're able to rename The LINQ Theater in Mat's honor and really put a world-class stamp on our property," shared Moore. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS 2017 at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Jul 1, 2017

Eight well written, acted, and directed short comedies are all performed at the Ridgefield Barn Theater, providing the audience with plenty of laughs and entertainment, all throughout the evening. (more...)

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