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BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: LOLA AND JO: FOCUS ON, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 23, 2017

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for their second year, Lola and Jo want to try out some of their new sketches. Having recruited market research company FocusOn, Latitude Festival seems the perfect focus group. Experimenting with the form of sketch comedy, the focus group and audience response was not overwhelmingly positive. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: 17th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS Winners To Be Updated Live ***Please Refresh Page from 7pm 24th July 2017***
by Jade Kops - Jul 23, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards will be announced at a ceremony on starting at 7pm EST Monday 24th July at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. ***Please Refresh Your Browser. The BWW Sydney Senior Editor will be updating on the night*** The Ceremony will also be broadcast live on Foxtel Arts and webcast free via (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

After SOLD OUT shows, Melbourne's hottest line-up of emerging comedians is back with a very special line-up of comedians from TV and radio! (more...)

ALL ABOUT BETTE: An Interlude with Bette Davis Comes to Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Bette is back! The Dallas/Fort Worth tour of Camilla Carr's award-winning play, starring Morgana Shaw and directed by Ryan Matthieu Smith, continues. "Bette" will run two nights only, at 8 p.m. August 11-12, at Stage West in Fort Worth. Following the Stage West presentation, "All About Bette" moves to the Stone Cottage at WaterTower Theatre in Addison. The performances will be August 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets to all performances are $30 each, available at (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Life and Times of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Kerry Breen - Jul 23, 2017

The show, which has amassed a cult following and a dedicated set of fans, was a popular production, produced world-wide and throughout the country at various times since its 1998 off-Broadway premiere. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces Concert Presentation of Frank Wildhorn's New Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

A concert presentation of music from Frank Wildhorn's new musical, The Song of Bernadette, will be part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's 23rd season of professional theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31, at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

Random Acts Announces Casting for SLACK by Caitlin Turnage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Random Acts is pleased to announce casting for the one-night event reading of SLACK by Caitlin Turnage. Directed by Random Acts Artistic Director Bryan Renaud, the reading will feature artistic associates Tommy Rivera-Vega, currently appearing in LA HAVANA MADRID from Teatro Vista and Goodman Theatre; Ben F. Locke, now leading Metropolis Arts Centers' production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; and Shannon Webber, who appeared as Carol in Random Acts' smash-hit LADIES NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NATURE OF FORGETTING, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 23, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the London International Mime Festival earlier this year, Theatre Re played to yet another full crowd in the Theatre Tent at Latitude Festival. Telling a story of love and loss through memory and movement, The Nature of Forgetting is a visually stunning production you won't soon forget. (more...)

BWW Review: TESSA COATES: PRIMATES, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 23, 2017

What do you do with a BA in Anthropology? Become a stand-up comedian. Armed with the knowledge of how to analyse the history of the human race, Tessa Coates examines the phenomenon that is modern day man, woman and Billy Elliots in Primates. (more...)

BWW Review: TIMBERLINA, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 23, 2017

At a Festival with more Waitrose Bag for Lifes and recycling bins than toilets, Timberlina proves to be a fitting end to Latitude. Tackling the "impending environmental catastrophe", Timberlina is an alt-drag act come eco-warrior come role model. (more...)

Performance Art Arena Presents Dance Arena Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

The 17th Dance Arena Festival, under the artistic direction of Sahar Azimi, cooperates with one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in Jerusalem- the Hansen House. The Festival will include dance, video art, music and new media art. (more...)

Talent From New York and Kansas City Collaborate on Three New Productions for Kansas City Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Kansas City audiences are in for a rare experience during Fringe Festival this month as Home Grown Theatre Co. debuts emerging talent and fresh ideas from New York and Kansas City in three shows. (more...)

BWW Review: GOODBEAR, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 22, 2017

Check in for an eclectic evening of entertainment with Goodbear. Playing the Cabaret Tent at Latitude Festival, we met a whole host of characters in this hotel based sketch show. It's like American Horror Story: Hotel meets Fawlty Towers: scarily funny. (more...)

BWW Review: Surviving The CRESTFALL
by Brendan Daly - Jul 22, 2017

In a dystopian landscape charged with searing verbal aggression, sustained horror, and gratuitous violence, Crestfall unfolds on the day when the lives of Olive, Alison, and Tilly fatefully intersect.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

No Greater Love Music Festival Welcomes Country Superstar Reba McEntire
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Reba has achieved a rare pinnacle with 35 No. 1 singles and more than 56 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 15 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, 9 People's Choice Awards, 7 CMA Awards and 2 Grammy Awards, in addition to an ACM Career Achievement Honor and 50th Anniversary Milestone Award for the Most Awarded ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as the first-ever American Country Countdown NASH Icon Award and a National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress. The Grand Ole Opry member has also received the Andrea Bocelli Foundation Humanitarian Award and Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award. During her 2011 All The Women I Am Tour, Pollstar and Billboard's Boxscore named Reba the #1 female Country touring artist with a combined total of over 9 million tickets sold in her career. (more...)

Out Now: Andrew Rayel featuring Angelika Vee, "Never Let Me Go" (Armind)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Exceptional. Remarkable. Universal. Andrew Rayel is the rare creative talent whose innate musical intuition can neither be duplicated nor faked. That his art - music made with computers - is firmly grounded in the latest technology is a testament to its timelessness considering the foundation of his compositions lies in classical music. Andrew Rayel featuring Angelika Vee's 'Never Let Me Go' (Armind) is out now. (more...)

BWW Review: SIMON ARMITAGE, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 22, 2017

So far, coverage of Latitude Festival has included theatre, music and comedy. At this point, a change of pace was needed. In the Speakeasy, poet Simon Armitage made for some easy (but also hard for others) listening. Reading from The Unaccompanied, this poetry collection explores 'a world on the brink'. (more...)

IMMIGRANT DIARIES: Sajeela Kershi and Guests Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis; these are hot topics dividing Britain and the rest of Europe too. How many are there? Why are they coming here? What do they want? And who exactly are these 'bloody foreigners' anyway? (more...)

New Play by Daniel Robert Sullivan and NYC Teens Debuts at Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Skyline High School in Oakland, CA will present the Edinburgh Fringe Festival premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN as part of the American High School Theatre Festival, which runs in conjunction with the Fringe. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Announces OLGA: A FAREWELL CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company announces a special limited engagement,OLGA: a farewell concert, a devised piece created by Beth Wilmurt (The Letters, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale,Jack Goes Boating, Bosoms and Neglect, and Salome.) and Her Band, commissioned by Aurora as part of the company'sOriginate + Generate (O+G) new works initiative to promote the creation of forward-looking theater. (more...)

Monsterpiece Theater Collective Presents DIRTY JULY at New York Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Dirty July, a new play by Kate Thomas, will be produced by Monsterpiece Theater Collective as part of New York Theater Festival's SUMMERFEST at The Hudson Guild Theater at 459 W. 26th Street on August 1st at 6:15PM, August 5th at 8:30PM, and August 6th at 1:00PM. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Heather Ayers Replaces Lead in DAVID AND GOLIATH Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

On Friday, July 28th, there will be a first-look reading of 'David and Goliath' by Ricky Dunlop at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The reading will star Heather Ayers* (currently in 'Groundhog Day') replacing previously announced Nancy Anderson. (more...)

Breast Cancer Comedy NICE T!TS Pairs Up with Avon 39 for Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Writer and performer Amy Marcs pairs up with Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer for a special benefit performance of her critically acclaimed one-woman comedy, "Nice T!ts" at The PIT (123 E 24 Street, NYC) on Thursday, August 10 at 8:00p.m. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. The performance will be followed by an exclusive after show talk-back, featuring a representative from Avon, esteemed breast cancer plastic surgeon Doctor Nolan Karp, and Breast Oncology surgeon Doctor Karen Hiotis (both of NYU Langone Cancer Center). The panel will be hosted by Sandy Ames (aka Jamie Lee) from 106.7 Lite FM Radio. (more...)

Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz to Star in REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Lauren Taslitz (book/lyrics) and Danny Ursetti (music) are pleased to announce that their new project REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING (formerly titled Things We Think, But Don't Dare Say) will make its debut with a special two-night run as the final installment of this year's "Artists on the Horizon" emerging musical theater artists series at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, starring Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz. (more...)

MISFIT, Based on Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Appears at Hamilton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Misfit is based entirely on an actual letter written by screen siren Marilyn Monroe after her forced confinement to a psychiatric clinic in 1961. The private and revealing thoughts of a true Hollywood legend are revealed as she recounts her harrowing experience. A copy of this letter recently sold at auction for an undisclosed amount. (more...)

Artistic Director Emeritus Honoured with Creation of Christopher Newton Interns Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll revealed today that Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Newton's contributions to the Shaw Festival and Canadian theatre at large would be recognized through the newly created Christopher Newton Interns program. The program was announced following Mr. Newton's appearance as part of the Deeper Dialogue series. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess Kick Off the District of Comedy Festival with the National Symphony
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2017

The concert delivered some great performances and is a wonderful example of how unique the Kennedy Center is within our national arts landscape. Where else, except for maybe Lincoln Center, could you hear some of Broadway's best sing with a top-notch orchestra and get a dose of comedy too? (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Captured Tracks' Lina Tullgren Shares 'Asktell' via Fader
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Lina Tullgren's highly anticipated debut album Won is set for release September 22 on Captured Tracks. (more...)

Terri White, Santino Fontana, Kristy Cates and More Featured on New MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa is releasing a second cast album of his show 'Mad About the Boy' today. The new album - which follows on the heels of the cast album of his recently released 13th Street Theater production - mixes performances by stars of Deffaa's original Festival production, plus some very special surprise guests. (more...)

Michael McDonald's 'Find it in Your Heart' Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

“Find it in Your Heart,” the new single from five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, is premiering via NPR Music's “Songs We Love” which raves, “Within seconds of the opening 'oohs' and warm, groovy vibes of McDonald's new song, (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

The 23rd Annual Summer Festival of Sacred Music presents Mendelssohn's Die Deutsche Liturgie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 6, at 11 am with a service offering the choral music of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) and recognizing the profound influence his works had on choral music for over a century after his death. (more...)

BWW Review: Gremlin Theatre Opens Their New St. Paul Performance Space with DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER - Escapist Entertainment Perfect for a Warm Summer Night
by Jill Schafer - Jul 21, 2017

Good news friends, Gremlin Theatre is back with a new performance space in St. Paul! Four years after losing their space on University and Raymond, which also hosted other theater companies and the Minnesota Fringe Festival, they've opened a brand new space just a few blocks away on Vandalia. They are continuing to make improvements to the space that includes a spacious lobby and an intimate thrust stage, conveniently located near the Green Line, just off highways 94 and 280, and right next door to Lake Monster Brewery, whose libations can be brought into the theater. And there's also free parking! What more could you ask for from a theater space? Just one more thing, and that's great theater. The inaugural production at the new Gremlin fulfills that last requirement - the hilarious and tight comedy DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER. It's a really funny and fast-moving show with a fantastic cast, and a great way to christen this exciting new St. Paul theater space! (more...)

BuskerFest Performer Lineup Announced! Back at the Beach Labour Day Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

An eclectic lineup of street performers from around the globe will converge on Woodbine Park in The Beach this Labour Day Weekend for the 18th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy. Acrobats, break dancers, comedians, clowns, jugglers, daredevils, fire manipulators, hula hoopers, musicians, magicians, high-skill circus performers, a 44-time Guinness World Record Holder and more are among the over 100 world-class performers in this year's line-up. The Festival, a signature fundraising event for Epilepsy Toronto and the largest epilepsy event in the universe, will take place over the Labour Day weekend, Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4. (more...)

Antonio Fini Announces Dance Festival in Calabria, Italy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ANTONIO FINI ANNOUNCES DANCE FestivalS in CALABRIA, ITALY, July 18-30 and NEW YORK CITY, August 21-31 and GALA PERFORMANCE, August 31 at Ailey Citigroup Theater with appearances by companies from Italy and the U.S. and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Terese Capucilli (more...)

Iranian Festival Features West Coast Expressions of an Opulent and Influential Culture
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Seattle Center Festal: Iranian Festival, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, in Seattle Center Armory, is dedicated to cultural awareness and education. This year, the Festival focuses on the people and cultural innovations of Iran. Underscoring a history of 'unity in diversity,' Festival performances, lectures, poetry, dance workshops, face painting and cuisine provide a glimpse into this artistically opulent and expressive culture.  (more...)

Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival Comes to Out Front Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, now in its second year, is becoming the premiere musical theatre Festival in the Southeast. Local artists, professional producers, members of the media, and theatre patrons will assemble for three thrilling nights of original musical theatre performances. The Festival received submissions from around the world, and three diverse musical productions have been selected to be showcased. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Enjoy an indoor Shakespeare Festival with air conditioning!  (more...)

Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlines Veterans Tribute in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????On June 27, 2017, the Sixth Annual Bipartisan Tribute to Veterans and Those Who Serve in Congress honored military veterans, including House and Senate members serving in the U.S. Congress, at a summer kick-off reception in the shadow of the nation's Capital. The program featured a powerful line-up of speakers and inspiring songs by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Riley Thomas' CONVICTED in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Dark Prophet Productions in association with Broadway Bound Theatre Festival are pleased to share some exclusive rehearsal photos of the world premiere of CONVICTED, written and directed by Riley Thomas. CONVICTED will play Fri, Aug 4th at 12:30pm, Fri, Aug 11th at 7:30pm, and Mon, Aug 14th at 4:00pm, at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003). Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and are available at or by calling 646-395-4310. (more...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Add Third and Final Hollywood Bowl Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following the rapid sell out of both their Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have confirmed a third night at the historic venue on Monday, September 25. Tickets for Monday, September 25 will go on sale Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PST. (more...)

Announcing an Exciting Tap Dance Intensive Workshop at Utah Tap Fest!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

SLC Tap, Debby Robertson and Wendi Isaacson have collaborated to produce the fifth annual Tap Fest, a tap-dance intensive workshop, stimulating the art of tap and pushing the form to greater heights.  Here's an exciting opportunity for tap students and teachers to learn from professional guest artists, improve technical skills and add flair to their artistry, all while making valuable local connections and expanding Utah's tap community. (more...)

Riverside Dance Festival to Return for Sixth Year This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Now its sixth year, the Riverside Dance Festival is an intensive, two-week dance program that culminates with a performance on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2pm. (more...)

BWW Review: "Best of Broadway' brings out the best of the Cleveland Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017

A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

As a part of its mission to develop new plays and playwrights, Capital Stage presents its ninth annual new works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS REVOLUTION. This year Capital Stage's reading committee reviewed over 350 script submissions from playwrights across the world. This week's Festival features the four finalists. From July 25 - 28 these plays will be presented at staged readings by local professional actors and directors at the Capital Stage studios in the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts. Capital Stage invites you to be a part of the development of the world's newest plays! (more...)

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