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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Open Birmingham Rep's Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

A brand new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest launches Birmingham Repertory Theatre's exciting 2016 Autumn season. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT Tonight at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - Sep 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Seun Kuti Releases New EP 'Struggle Sounds' ft. Single 'Gimme My Vote Back'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Soundson Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single 'Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)' where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Sets 2016 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

World-renowned choreographer and MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company embark on a national tour with their critically acclaimed new dance/theater piece Analogy/Dora: Tramontane. (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...)

Seun Kuti Releases New EP 'Struggle Sounds' Out Now ft. Single 'Gimme My Vote Back'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Sounds on Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single 'Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)' where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. (more...)

FELA's J.L. Williams Returns to Riverdance's 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Riverdance- the Anniversary Tour returns to the USA from January to June 2017. J.L. Williams rejoins the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour and will be featured for the first time as the 'Baritone Soloist' who sings 'Freedom/Heal Their Hearts' as well as reprising his role as one of two African American tap dancers in the showstopping number 'Trading Taps'. (more...)

Magical Misfits Apparate Off-Broadway in PUFFS Potter Parody, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - begins tonight Off-Broadway. PUFFS takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to Perform 'PLAY AND PLAY' at SUNY Binghamton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The award-winning choreographer, MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient, Bill T. Jones brings his company, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to SUNY Binghamton to present his mesmerizing Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music on September 24, 7:30PM at the Anderson Center at SUNY Binghamton. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Ethiopian Singer Mahmoud Ahmed on Saturday, October 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

On Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents African music icon Mahmoud Ahmed in his first solo performance in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Celebrated for his richly textured vocal power, Ahmed performs traditional Amharic music from his homeland in Ethiopia, masterfully blending African pop and jazz styles for an ear-opening, one-of-kind musical experience. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody Enrolls Full Class for Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - has announced the complete cast for its upcoming Off-Broadway run. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Robert Ahrens & Chris Aniello Open Live Wire Theatrical Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Robert Ahrens and Chris Aniello have announced the formation of a new theatrical general management office called LIVE WIRE THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT. With joint experience managing Broadway shows, Ahrens and Aniello will focus on economic budgeting, with the goal of a long and successful commercial run. (more...)

Leon Addison Brown, Sahr Ngaujah and Noah Robbins to Star in Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard. (more...)

Bill T. Jones and Company to Perform in Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Recognized as one of the most innovative forces in the modern dance work, the award-winning choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones presents the world premiere of his latest talking solo Making & Doing at the Singapore International Festival of the Arts. (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...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Signature Theatre production of "Master Harold" ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended by one week. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Play Badgers Its Way to An Off-Broadway Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, the new Off-Broadway hit that recently opened to rave reviews, had added shows to their weekly schedule due to popular demand at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). Starting on November 27, there will be a Sunday matinee performance at 3:00 PM. (more...)

November at NJPAC - Jazz in the Key of Ellison, Renée Fleming, Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, The Brubeck Songbook with The Brubeck Brothers Band, James Brown Cel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Find out what's happening this month at NJPAC! (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...)

Tony Winner Bill T. Jones to Speak at New Jersey City University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

New Jersey City University (NJCU) presents an evening with Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones as he reflects on his illustrious life in the arts. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company U.S. Premiere of A LETTER TO MY NEPHEW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

A Letter to My Nephew, MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts choreographer Bill T. Jones's latest work, makes its U.S. premiere at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Boston. Performances are Friday, November 11, 8 PM; Saturday, November 12, 8 PM; Sunday, November 13, 2 PM at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA. Tickets are $30 for ICA members and students, $40 for nonmembers. For tickets call 617.478.3103 or visit icaboston.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Signature Theatre presents "Master Harold" ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard. "Master Harold" ... and the boys runs now through November 27, 2016 with a Monday, November 7 opening night on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Ethiopian Singer Mahmoud Ahmed on Today, October 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

On Today, October 22 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents African music icon Mahmoud Ahmed in his first solo performance in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Celebrated for his richly textured vocal power, Ahmed performs traditional Amharic music from his homeland in Ethiopia, masterfully blending African pop and jazz styles for an ear-opening, one-of-kind musical experience. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody, Opening Tonight, Brings Magical Misfits Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - opens tonight, October 20, Off-Broadway. PUFFS takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

Sean Kuti and Egypt 80 to Play the Fox Theatre This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Seun Kuti is the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. At the age of nine, Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band, until his father's untimely death in 1997. Seun, then only 14 years old, assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Signature Theatre presents 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Presents FELA! THE CONCERT: AFRO BEAT PARTY 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Full of energy and constant motion, Fela! The Concert radiates joy. Don't miss this celebration of Afrobeat founding father and charismatic fighter of human rights Fela Kuti, featuring a 10-piece Afrobeat band with members of Antibalas, and original cast members from the Tony-winning Broadway Show! (more...)

Judy Kaye to Showcase Cole Porter at NJPAC This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye sings all the great Cole Porter numbers ('Love For Sale,' 'Let's Do It,' 'Begin the Beguine') in a 125th anniversary salute hosted by Porter biographer Robert Kimball.  (more...)

Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that single tickets for the world premiere of the new musical Monsoon Wedding will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14. Monsoon Wedding will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre next spring. Previews begin Friday, May 5, 2017 and the show runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Press night for Monsoon Weddingwill be Friday, May 19, 2017. (more...)

Over 200 Broadway Community Members Come Together To Urge America To Vote
by Alan Henry - Nov 7, 2016

Over the weekend Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, mobilized the Broadway community to help remind Americans to vote. Reaching out to members of the Broadway community, including numerous national tours, Roth compiled a music video using over 200 images that were sent in. (more...)

Forces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Forces of Nature combines elements of modern dance, West African movement, ballet, hip-hop, and even martial arts. Visually inventive and creatively brilliant, these multi-ethnic dancers and drummers perform one-of-a-kind programs that are 'sizzling ... nothing short of sensational,' says The Washington Post. (more...)

Make Music Winter is Back in NYC this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Make Music New York is proud to announce the sixth annual Make Music Winter, taking place on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, the shortest day of the year. From the The Bronx to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, thirteen participatory parades will bring New Yorkers together to sing, play, and dance their way through streets, parks, and other public spaces throughout the city. Amateurs and professionals, smartphone users and fiddlers - all are invited to take part. (more...)

Off-Broadway Potter Comedy PUFFS Teams with The Ali Forney Center for Scarf Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, Off Broadway's hit Potter comedy, will partner with The Ali Forney Center for a special Scarf Drive to spread the warmth this season to help New York's homeless LBGT youth. (more...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended for a second time. (more...)

The Holiday Season at NJPAC - Cinderella, Handel's Messiah, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Broadway Sings the Muppet Christmas Carol and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Check out the holiday season lineup at NJPAC! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PUFFS Potter Play Extends Off-Broadway; Watch the New Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through March 26, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Draco and the Malfoys Band, New Plays and More Set for 'WizardNights' at PUFFS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will take place January 13 through February 5. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

West End Leading Lady Joins GHOST THE MUSICAL UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Carolyn Maitland will join Bill Kenwright's production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope, GHOST - THE MUSICAL, in the part of Molly alongside Andy Moss as Sam. (more...)

Broadway's J.L. Williams to Open with RIVERDANCE Tonight in Fort Myers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Riverdance- the Anniversary Tour returns to the USA from January to June 2017. J.L. Williams rejoins the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour and will be featured for the first time as the "Baritone Soloist" who sings "Freedom/Heal Their Hearts" as well as reprising his role as one of two African American tap dancers with Tyler Knowlin in the showstopping number "Trading Taps". Williams made his Riverdance debut back in the fall of 2015 in Canada. He also played the northwest of America and a limited engagement in Dublin this past summer. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to Bring ANALOGY/DORA: TRAMONTANE to Greensboro
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company present the critically acclaimed new dance/theater piece Analogy/Dora: Tramontane. The performance will take place on Friday, February 3, 8pm, at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina Greensboro's UNCG Auditorium. (more...)

Personal Memoir Celebrates Love Beyond Boundaries
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

Alessandro Ferdico marks his debut in the publishing scene with a candid and compelling memoir, 'A New York Way to Go' (published by Trafford Publishing). A celebration of unconditional love beyond any boundary, this poignant retelling also bares to readers layers of painful truth as two lovers face the ultimate twist of events. (more...)

Broadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lyric Opera announced today that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller and gospel and R&B sensation Michelle Williams will join the line-up of performers slated for the Chicago Voices Gala Concert, a special, one-night-only concert on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

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