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48th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
157 W. 48th St.

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Digital Scientists Opens New Office in Greenville, SC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - Mar 24, 2017

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a RAazor-Sharp Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs (more...)

BWW Review: A PROPER PLACE at Village Shipwrecks Itself
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2017

There's the old adage in any kind of entertainment that if you have a strong finish, the audience can forgive some pitfalls that may have come before. Unfortunately the new work currently playing at Village Theatre has many of those pitfalls (and some good moments too) but they're followed by one of the most egregiously bad, anti-climactic and lackluster endings I think I've ever seen. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Contract Extension of Music Director Orozco-Estrada, Thru 2021-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada announced today the extension of Orozco-Estrada's contract as music director for another three seasons beyond his current five-year contract that began with the 2014-15 season. In the middle of his third season as music director, Orozco-Estrada will now continue to lead one of America's most dynamic and forward-thinking orchestras through the 2021-22 season. (more...)

SF DanceWorks Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Now in its second season,SFDanceworks, a repertory dance company founded by San Francisco Ballet soloist James Sofranko, has announced details for this year's program, June 22-24, co-presented by ODC Theater. The U.S. premiere of British choreographer Christopher Bruce's Shadows and a newly commissioned work by Izzie Award-winning dance maker James Graham highlight a season that also includes works by Alejandro Cerrudo, José Limón, Danielle Roweand Penny Saunders. (more...)

SourceMedia Introduces Open Enrollment Readiness Benchmark
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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International Airline Association Calls for Immediate Solutions to Electronics Ban
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group, MoCADA, TFANA Launch Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) have announced that applications are now open for the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship, a newpilot program whose aim is to build long-term equity and diversity in the field of arts management. (more...)

Socially Anxious Improvised Solo Comedy SHOW UP Lets Audience Steer Plot
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

 In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified cliches of the genre on their cliched heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is daring and unique each time. (more...)

Dinu Lipatti presents 100th Anniversary Concert 4/27 at Benaroya Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) pays homage to one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century: Romanian born Dinu Lipatti.  On April 27, 2017 at 7pm Benaroya Hall's acoustically rich Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall hosts this very special 100th anniversary musical celebration. Lipatti fulfilled a startling variety of roles - pianist, composer, teacher and critic -before his untimely death from cancer at age 33. Posthumously elected to the Romanian Academy, Lipatti brought outstanding contributions to classical music interpretation and composition. His pianism demonstrated an ideal synthesis of a composer's analytical insight and expressive inwardness. Internationally acclaimed violinist and pianist Alexandru Tomescu (violin) and Angela Draghicescu (piano) pay tribute to Dinu Lipatti in an exquisite chamber concert featuring works by Beethoven, Bach, Bartok and Gershwin as well as the Seattle premiere of Dinu Lipatti's rarely performed Sonatina for Violin and Piano. (more...)

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical EVITA at the Firehouse Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning musical EVITA with Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice. (more...)

E!'s New Docu-Series SECOND WIVES CLUB to Premiere 5/4
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

E! takes viewers inside the lives of these enviable “trophy wives” when SECOND WIVES CLUB premieres Thursday, May 4th at 9 pm ET/PT (more...)

Cast Announced for Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at the National
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, a new play by Inua Ellams, begins previews at the National Theatre from 30 May, with press night 7 June, in repertoire until 8 July 2017, in a co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by Bijan Sheibani. (more...)

Julia Sherman Announces Debut Cookbook, SALAD FOR PRESIDENT: A COOKBOOK INSPIRED BY ARTISTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Artist, cook, creative director, and author Julia Sherman is proud to announce the upcoming release of her debut cookbook, Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists. (more...)

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

What is the importance of classical music in today's world? This is a concern of Kent Nagano's, in his 12th year at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. And that question is at the source of the programming offered by the OSM for its 2017-2018 season, with the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal well under way. Each week, Maison symphonique will resound to the sound of the Orchestra, with over 100 concerts being presented there. (more...)

David Byrne, Ronald K. Brown, Theater of War and More Set for BRIC OPEN FESTIVAL Next Month in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

BRIC, Brooklyn's leading provider of free cultural programs, has announced the inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival, which will activate spaces throughout BRIC Arts | Media House, BRIC's 40,000 sf. home in Downtown Brooklyn, the weekend of April 27 - 30. (more...)

Guest Conductor Richard Egarr Makes His Utah Symphony Debut on an All-Bach Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On March 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Richard Egarr takes to the podium, leading the Utah Symphony in an evening of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Also featured on the program are Utah Symphony Principal Flutist Mercedes Smith and Concertmaster Madeline Adkins. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Mar 22, 2017

As I've stated before, theater should speak to people. This production of Cabaret spoke volumes to me and feels particularly poignant in today's political climate.   (more...)

Creative Time Announces New Public Artwork by Sophie Calle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Creative Time is pleased to announce the commission of 'Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery”, a 25 year long new public artwork by the internationally renowned French conceptual artist Sophie Calle co-presented with Green-Wood Cemetery. The project will debut with a two daylong inaugural event on April 29th and 30th, 2017. The Artist will be present on April 29th and 30th from 12 – 5 PM. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare, Paul Owen and More Win 2017 Awards in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Individual artists and arts organizations inspiring Greater Louisville and the nation through their art will be honored as part of the second annual Awards in the Arts, presented by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Joy Mangano. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Small-Town Drama to Hit Stagecrafters in THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The characters are as believable as they are over-the-top in Stagecrafters' latest offering The Red Velvet Cake War by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, showing March 24-April 9, at the Baldwin Theatre in downtown Royal Oak. (more...)

Saint Jean Carbon Provides Update on Anode Material Order
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Abingdon Theatre Company's CHESS MATCH NO. 5
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 20, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. Created by Siti Company, CHESS MATCH NO. 5 began previews March 9, and opened officially last night, March 19, in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Ponder, Kiefer Lead Upcoming MY FATHER'S WAR Performances
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

My Father's War: A Story of Conflict, Survival, and Grace. adapted and performed by 2014 First Night Honorees Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer from the WWII memoir Ponder Anew, written by Lt. Herschel Ponder, will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 and Sunday, March 26, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3100 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

Majestic Athletic Launches 'My Team My Colors' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

TAMPA, Fla., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ With a focus on the ever-growing choice of MLB jerseys through design and color, Majestic's new 'My Team My Colors' campaign emphasizes the deep-rooted connection between player, fan and city. Majestic's 30 player ambassadors include a representative from each MLB Club and features high-profile names such as Noah Syndergaard, Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Cabrera, Francisco Lindor, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Nolan Arenado, Joc Pederson and many others. (more...)

Tony Nominee Martha Plimpton Will Be Feted at PFLAG's 2017 Straight for Equality Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

PFLAG National - the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) - today announced it will honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton with the Straight for Equality in Entertainment award at the Ninth Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis New York in Times Square. (more...)

CDI Corp. To Explore Strategic Alternatives To Maximize Stockholder Value, Engages Financial Adviser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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Improbable Comedy Offers All-Clean Line Up at Highwood Theatre 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Improbable Comedy presents a clean, premium stand-up comedy show at the Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring. The line-up includes headliner Bengt Washburn and features Randolph Terrance and emcee Michele Sometimes-Gray. The March 30 show will be the first all-clean show that the Silver Spring-based production company will be offering. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA Honors Tyne Daly
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, honored Tony and Emmy-winning actress and GTG/Project Shaw alum Tyne Daly at its annual Golden Shamrock Gala, March 17 at 6;30pm, at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street), and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the action. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL Musical Crossover Scoop and More from Paleyfest
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 19, 2017

Saturday afternoon at the Dolby Theatre, the four CW Network Super Hero television programs were all celebrated at Paleyfest. On hand, were some executive producers and members of the casts of ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPER GIRL, and DC LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Moderating the panel was comic book super fan, Kevin Smith. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Endearing and Entirely Captivating, Beloved Children's Book DIARY OF A WOMAT Comes To Life On Stage
by Jade Kops - Mar 19, 2017

Jackie French and Bruce Whatley's international best selling children's book DIARY OF A WOMBAT makes its way to Australian stages in a wonderful new production from Monkey Baa Theatre Company. (more...)

DEFINE-FLAIR Round Table Discussion Press Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

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BWW Review: APRIL, MAY & JUNE Examines if Sisters Can Unite After a Family Secret is Revealed
by Shari Barrett - Mar 18, 2017

Theatre 40 is a well-known for presenting superb and very professional World Premiere productions in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. Their winning streak continues with APRIL, MAY & JUNE written by Gary Goldstein and directed by Terri Hanauer which continues through April 16, 2017. In it, we meet April, May and June, fortyish sisters all born a year apart. They're Jewish by birth but temperamentally so different, which becomes all the more apparent as they gather in their family home to pack up what is left of their mother's belongings to give to Good Will and discover a hidden family secret among her belongings. (more...)

Jurkowitz Fellows Program Returns to the Granada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) is pleased to announce the return of the Jurkowitz Fellows in the Performing Arts Program for the second year, at The Granada Theatre on March 20 and 21 , 2017. (more...)

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns to Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

??????? "1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV." That's how the titular list in Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, returning to the Contemporary Theater Company from April 7-15 begins. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Working Theater's BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK to Explore Gentrification in Brooklyn, Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Working Theater, under the direction of Artistic Producing Director MarkPlesent, has announced that it will present BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK - a new play that explores the varying and complex reactions to gentrification in the suddenly trendy Bushwick section of Brooklyn, as the second fully staged production in the company's FIVE BOROUGHS / ONE CITY project, which is deepening its relationships with communities of working people in their very own neighborhoods. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Present Special Event RADICAL VOICES: THEN & NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Her Shoulders will present a special event on Monday, April 3, 2017 celebrating its theatrical heritage as agents of change. (more...)

VIDEO: Thomas Sadoski Reveals Secret Marriage to Amanda Seyfried on JAMES CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest  Thomas Sadoski revealed that he and his fiancee, Amanda Seyfried eloped on Sunday! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Pinckney Players' CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the Pinckney Players spring production, Calendar Girls, generously sponsored by Sound Financial in Brighton and Econo Print of Pinckney. Audiences will not only have the opportunity to see a poignant and uplifting comedy, but $5.00 from every ticket purchased will go to support the St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center. Together we can make a difference as we continue to fight this dreadful disease! (more...)

BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S OVO at HEB Center In Cedar Park is Family Friendly Thrills and Laughs
by Frank Benge - Mar 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil's OVO, currently playing at the HEB Center in Cedar Park is an immersive family friendly evening of acrobatic thrills wrapped up is a sweet and funny clown bug love story. The show is a look at an insect ecosystem teeming with life. The acrobats are dressed as insects and the acts, which are tied together by the clowns storylines of looking for the egg and the lady bug's suitors, results in a non-stop story of insects working, playing, fighting and looking for love. Among the exciting visuals in this fast paced dazzler of an entertainment are foot jugglers who, as ants, juggle gigantic kiwi fruit and ears of corn; trampoline artists dressed crickets leaping off and on a high wall; a silk artist who uses the silks to show a butterfly transforming from cocoon state and trapeze artists in a stunning aerial act. Along the way is also a beautiful and graceful dragonfly hand balancing act and a hilarious moment with a caterpillar. (more...)

EvoNexus Tech Incubator Collaborates with Qualcomm Ventures, ViaSat and InterDigital On Seed Capital for SoCal Startups
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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Anne Bogart and More Set for CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Talkbacks at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Tony Speciale, offers talkbacks following performances of SITI Company's world premiere CHESS MATCH NO. 5 on March 21 and 22 at 7:00PM with co-stars Will Bond (Bob) and Ellen Lauren (Room); and on March 30 at 7:00PM and March 31 at 8:00PM with director Anne Bogart at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2017 Women Playwrights Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The popular Women Playwright Series is back at Centenary Stage, with new plays from writers from all over the country.  (more...)

MATA FESTIVAL Returns to The Kitchen, 4/25 - 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Now in its nineteenth year, MATA Festival is back at The Kitchen on April 25 - 29 with an overflowing bounty of the newest music. Representing 31 early-career composers from seventeen countries, it offers a singular opportunity for New Yorkers to grasp the complete spectrum of new music emerging today - from gritty European modernism to experiments in theater, sound, and acoustics. This year's concerts include seven world premieres (including three MATA commissions), fifteen US premieres, and six NY premieres.  (more...)

Dance for PD Celebrates 15th Anniversary for People With Parkinson's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Dance for PD®, celebrating its 15th anniversary next year, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and care partners in six locations around New York City and through our network of affiliates in more than 100 communities in 16 countries around the world. Dance for PD classes allow people with Parkinson's to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence. (more...)

TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. (more...)

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