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Prominent Soprano Roberta Peters Dies at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86.  Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998. (more...)

Brooklyn Center Presents National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica with 3 New York Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

MAMA AFRICA THE MUSICAL Coming to Artscape
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

By popular demand, Miriam Makeba Mama Africa The Musical will be staged at Artscape Theatre from 02 - 12 February 2017. (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

Bush Theatre Re-Opens in March with a Week-Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bush Theatre will reopen after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre's history, with a bold new season kicked off by the European Premiere of Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd (from 7 April). A brand new Studio space opens with the premiere of Barney Norris play While We're Here directed by Alice Hamilton (from 26 April). (more...)

Jan McArt's New Play Readings Series Presents THE LONG REUNION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Florida playwright Jack Gilhooley's new play 'THE LONG REUNION' tells the story of Daisy, Billy and Jimmy, who attend their high school reunions over the course of 65 years, sharing magic moments, laughter, grievances and more than a little animosity.     (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

ImprovBoston Presents Doubled Over: A Duo Comedy Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Batman and Robin. Laverne and Shirley. Ernie and Bert. ImprovBoston celebrates signature duos at its second annual Doubled Over: A Duo Comedy Fest, a showcase of Boston's funniest comedy pairs performing improv, sketch, and more. (more...)

The Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS, A West Coast Premiere written by Jen Silverman and directed by Lindsay Allbaugh. Collective Rage is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. (more...)

TWILIGHT NOTES is Set to Enchant Your Evenings in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Premiering in 2017, Twilight Notes is set to enchant audiences with a collection of intimate musical discoveries in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) across six individual concerts, taking place from Wednesday 29 March to Monday 30 October 2017. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Announces Exciting 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????Little Fish Theatre has announced the ten productions which will comprise the company's 2017 Season.   (more...)

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW Opens at The Armory Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

His Eye is on the Sparrow, Larry Parr's stirring one-woman musical that celebrates the life of groundbreaking artist Ethel Waters, opens at The Armory on February 10, with previews beginning February 4 and performances running through March 19. (more...)

Tomike Ogugua and Gina Femia Slated to Perform at THE UNAUGURATION at Bernie Wohl Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????Tomike Ogugua, featured on the hit STARZ Network series POWER, will be performing I AM by writer/actor/director/producer Levy Lee Simon at The Unauguration, an evening of American voices, on Monday, Jan 30, at 7pm. (more...)

Hubbard Street's Season 39 Spring Series Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Spring Series March 16-19, 2017 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

2016 Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee Nath Valvo in NOT IN THIS HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Bored parents, scary sex, weird chest hair, swallowing prawn crackers, hating friends who are buying houses, lying to his boyfriend and pretending to like cool music. Being Nath Valvo is exhausting. (more...)

Smuin Brings Vibrant DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Smuin, having completed a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet that was hailed by critics as "sheer joy" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "delectable" (The Mercury News), returns in March with Dance Series 01.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale for ARMEL OPERA FESTIVAL Presents Young Virtuosos From Hungary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, January 20th for Young Virtuosos From Hungary - TAMÁS KÖKENY, DOUBLE BASS AND FRIENDS. It is being presented by the Armel Opera Festival. (more...)

The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents THE LOVE SONG OF TONYA HARDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

It's been twenty years since the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, and Tonya Harding needs some cash. At a bar to emcee an Olympic viewing party, Tonya traces her journey from trailer park to international punch line. Told with a darkly comic voice, this solo show explores one of sport's most notorious figures and her quest for redemption. (more...)

Judges for June 2017 Kozlova International Ballet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The 7th Annual Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition, rewarding excellence in both classical and modern dance, will take place June 5-10 at Symphony Space, 95th Street & Broadway, New York City.  (more...)

Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression. (more...)

Sony Classical to Release Simone Dinnerstein's MOZART IN HAVANA, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Sony Classical will release acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein's new album, Mozart in Havana, on April 21. The new album, recorded in Cuba, may be her most ambitious to date and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. For it, Dinnerstein has collaborated with the virtuosic Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23. In June, the Orchestra will also make their American debut in a series of concerts, the first time an orchestra of this size has traveled to the U.S. from Cuba since the revolution. (more...)

Erja Lyytinen Releases 10th Studio Albumm 'Stolen Hearts'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

To coincide with the premiere of the official music video for her new single, 24 Angels, Erja Lyytinen is pleased to announce the release of her 10th studio album Stolen Hearts (more...)

BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard Announces One to One Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Prominent DJ, producer, BBC Radio 1 radio host and label owner Danny Howard has announced a run of UK tour dates where he'll be championing some of his favourite artists in the scene. (more...)

Juan Carlos Polo CD Release Concert at SMOKE NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Peruvian drummer Juan Carlos Polo celebrates the release of his debut album Insomnio, on OneTrickDog* Records, with a special three set evening at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on February 1, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

UK's Uncle Frank Release Double-A Side Love Lion / Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Though it's hard to predict what twists and turns this New Year will take, one thing that's certain is that it will be filled with the funky, hard-rockin', and soulful sounds of the UK's Uncle Frank! (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For LIMEHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for playwright Steve Waters' searing new drama Limehouse. The play imagines what happened when the 'Gang of Four' met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

RENT comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this February
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 20, 2017

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, present the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT (more...)

Joshua Beaumont Presents UNDERMINED at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Based on true stories and actual events from the 1984 miners' strike, this one-man show comes to London for one week only following an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Animal Inc.'s Downward Dog is First-Ever Network Show to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Downward Dog, a webisode-turned-network show created by Pittsburgh-based production and visual effects house Animal, Inc., will make its debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Act II Playhouse Announces Spring Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Act II Playhouse is proud to announce its Spring Spotlight Series, with a variety of great comedy and music events. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to The Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) March 7-12, 2017.  (more...)

New BRIC Series, BRIC House Sessions, Kicks Off with Roy Ayers 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Every Thursday this winter and spring, BRIC's new concert series BRIC House Sessions will explore a wide array of genres - like a playlist come to life - with musicians who are pushing music forward in extraordinary and inventive ways. Spanning two stages, BRIC House Sessions will start with a set by local musicians and DJs on the Stoop overlooking the Gallery, followed by a session with a featured artist inside the state-of-the-art BRIC House Ballroom - one of the best new spaces for live music in Brooklyn. The series kicks off on February 16 with a performance headlined by "godfather of neo-soul" Roy Ayers and featuring an opening set by Shareef Keyes. (more...)

Award-Winning Actress April Woodall Premieres John Denver Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Award-winning singer and actress April Woodall (Souvenir, Reading Under the Influence, Gray Matters) is realizing a dream this March in Philadelphia. Woodall will star in the world premiere of Hearing John Denver's Voice, a cabaret exploring her multifaceted relationship with the music of John Denver, at L'Etage (624 S. 6th Street). The unique show will run March 20 and March 21, 2017 at 7:30PM each evening. (more...)

Sanctuary presents Sergio Castillo's RADICAL at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

'American Fascism has become the law of the land. In an age of the corporate police state, dissidents are suffering the ruthless power of an uncompromising government and an unforgiving empire. Now, in an abandoned warehouse somewhere in New York City, two left-wing activists debate on what is to be done: reform or revolt.' (more...)

Nashville Rep to Produce Regional Premiere of POSTERITY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Nashville Rep will produce Posterity to run from February 11 - 25, with discounted previews on February 9 and 10. Posterity, by Pulitzer and Tony Award-wining playwright Doug Wright, had its world premiere at Atlantic Theater Company in New York. Nashville Rep's production will be only the second production of this play - and a regional premiere. (more...)

Jean Luc Ponty Band to Play Boulder Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their 'Atlantic Years' tour to the US beginning late May 2017, including a stop at the Boulder Theater on June 14, 2017. (more...)

HCC's Arts Collective Presents A VALENTINE AFFAIR on 2/10 - 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Howard Community College's (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) continues its 22nd season with "A Valentine Affair" on February 10 and 11, 2017. AC lights a match to this Valentine's Season with two distinctively different back-to-back shows, "Love is…?" and "Love Synchs!" presented by AC's popular improv troupe, "What Improv Group?!?!" (W.I.G), Humanities Department, and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). Both shows feature W.I.G.'s ground-breaking, edgy take on improvisation, complete with audience participation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Judson Memorial Church Magic Time Presents Reading of PULP VERITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pulp Verite, after being awarded a 2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission (from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute) and being named a 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, was read at Judson Memorial Church as part of the 2017 Magic Time reading series.  (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...)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Vienna Festival Ballet and More Set for New Theatre Royal in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has announced the launch of its new Spring 2017 season; an eclectic mix of world-class drama and dance, combined with family favourites and charming community performances.  (more...)

JFL NorthWest Adds Second Show for Trevor Noah at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

JFL NorthWest, taking place February 16 to 25 and presented in association with SiriusXM, has added a second performance for comedian Trevor Noah at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, February 23. (more...)

Immersive, Bilingual Show IONESCO/DINNER AT THE SMITHS Set for Latvian House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

This March, Mr and Mrs Smith invite you to an immersive, bilingual (French/English) theatrical experience, based on the works and words of celebrated absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD at Atlanta's Fox Theatre On Sale 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at Atlanta's Fox Theatre from March 28 - April 2 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Irish Band Lunasa Celebrates 20 Years At Carnegie Hall, Featuring Singer Karan Casey
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Irish super group Lunasa gives a festive performance at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The concert features singer Karan Casey, one of the most innovative and provocative voices in Irish folk music today. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2017 Bauer-Boucher Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has named B.V. Marshall as the winner of the 2017 Bauer-Boucher Award. Named for longtime Premiere Stages supporters W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher, the Bauer-Boucher Award honors the work of gifted Kean student and alumni playwrights. The award is presented in conjunction with the one-day developmental Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Reading, which affords the selected playwright the opportunity to hear his or her work read aloud by professional actors at Kean. This year's reading, taking place on January 23 at 3:20pm in the Miron Student Center Little Theatre on the Kean campus, will feature Mr. Marshall's Incident at Willow Creek. In this compelling and timely new work, Verite, an African American college professor, questions her neutral stance on guns after a troubling incident results in the killing of an innocent black man. (more...)

Center Stage and the Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill Present THE GROUND ON WHICH WE STAND: An Exploration of Black Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage are pleased to present The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. This one-time performance will feature music, dance, art, film and projection technology highlighting breakthrough moments in history. (more...)

New Rep Presents Arlekin Players NATASHA'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Arlekin Players: Natasha's Dream, February 14, 20, 21 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $19-$35 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student and senior discounts are available. (more...)

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