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BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: THAT'S F#@%$D UP GORELESQUE at Balcony Bar At The Ambassadors Hotel
by Barry Lenny - Feb 27, 2017

Some remarkably different, exciting, challenging, thought-provoking and boundary-breaking works. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Glamorous and Ebullient kykNET Fiëstas!
by David Fick - Feb 27, 2017

The kykNET Fiestas were presented at an ebullient ceremony at the Artscape Theatre Center on Thursday night. Broadcast live on kykNET, the evening was a suitably extravagant affair that honoured the best in Afrikaans theatre, classical music and visual arts. David Fick counts down his top ten highlights of the event. (more...)

FLOOD Announces Lineup for FLOODfest at SXSW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

FLOOD (FLOODmagazine.com) announces the lineup for FLOODfest Austin during the 2017 SXSW conference. (more...)

Oscar-Winning Documentary OJ: MADE IN AMERICA to Air on ESPN2 Over Five Nights
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

ESPN Films' OJ: MADE IN AMERICA, which was honored with an Academy Award Sunday night for Best Documentary Feature, will air on ESPN2 over the next five nights. (more...)

The Spooky Men's Chorale Prepare To Lay The Country To Waste on 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Spooky Men's Chorale, the de facto archdeacons of low frequency vocal mayhem, have performed at Festivals and concerts all over Australia and internationally, including six critically acclaimed tours of the UK. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season - Inaugural Festival O17, Three World Premieres, Two Philadelphia Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Opera Philadelphia's 2017-2018 Season opens with a twelve-day Festival that transforms the city into a stage for the future of opera, as six venues come alive with the talents of dozens of spectacular artists in more than 25 performances. Hailed as "a bold move aimed at making Philadelphia a compelling stop on the opera-lover circuit" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and "a significant expansion of Opera Philadelphia's seasonal offerings" (Opera News), the inaugural Festival, O17, takes place from September 14-25, and promises opera lovers and newcomers a fresh way to experience the art form.   (more...)

BUZZCUT Festival Returns to Glasgow this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

???????//BUZZCUT// Festival returns to Govan (Glasgow) for its sixth, five-day, community focused Festival of live art and experimental performance from 5th - 9th April 2017. Over five days //BUZZCUT// will base itself in the Pearce Institute, a 100 year old community centre in the centre of Govan, transforming it into the heart of the Festival with delicious food by local superstars Cafe 13, our own BUZZCUT Bar and a wild, friendly, vibing environment where all are welcome. (more...)

Kneehigh To Stage New Version Of Gunter Grass' THE TIN DRUM In Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Kneehigh's Artistic Director and Founder Mike Shepherd announces an exceptional season of revivals and world premieres for 2017.  In keeping with the company's indefatigable spirit, the season will be a heady and eclectic mix of vibrant and subversive visions, asking vital questions about who we are and how we live today.   (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season and Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Opera Philadelphia's 2017-2018 Season opens with a twelve-day Festival that transforms the city into a stage for the future of opera, as six venues come alive with the talents of dozens of spectacular artists in more than 25 performances. The inaugural Festival, O17, takes place from September 14-25, and promises opera lovers and newcomers a fresh way to experience the art form. (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, OTHELLO, and More Announced for the Upcoming Season at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Wilton's Music Hall is thrilled to announce their spectacular April - July 2017 season, as Europe's oldest surviving music hall boasts an impressive programme packed with top independent theatre productions, classic musicals, the finest in modern music hall, cabaret and an array of live music.   (more...)

Rifco Launch Associates Scheme And Announce New Patrons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Today Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar launches this year's Rifco Associates Scheme, a scheme set up to support career progression for British Asian and South Asian artists and creatives. (more...)

BWW Feature: ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP at Zumanity Theatre At New York-New York Hotel & Casino
by Debbie Hall - Feb 27, 2017

"One Night for One Drop" as imagined by Cirque du Soleil is a completely original, one night only production befitting One Drop, the foundation of Cirque du Soleil creator, Guy Laliberte. Featuring artists from each of the seven resident Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions, it is a spectacular production involving over 400 Cirque du Soleil artists, designers and technicians as well as special guests. The exclusive performance will be held in the Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino on March 3. (more...)

Odwa Bongo Salutes Simphiwe Dana & Mthwakazi at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Odwa Bongo is paying tribute to two of the most influential musicians in South Africa, Simphiwe Dana and Mthwakazi. These respected musicians inspired Odwa's artistry through the soul-feeding music they produce. With this tribute Odwa will also introduce his own compositions inspired by Mthwakazi and Simphiwe Dana. (more...)

Alexander Upstairs Presents An Evening with BRYNN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

An intimate and unplugged evening with the alternative/folk act that's got everyone talking. Stripped down especially for Alexander Bar's intimate theatre, this show will see Brynn's vocalist and guitarist, Jules Terea (NZ) and the music of BRYNN in it's most raw and organic form. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of New Musical MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville) (more...)

Soundgarden Announce North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

One of the most influential bands in rock music, Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum band Soundgarden, today announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3rd in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre. (more...)

Rags-to-Riches-to-Rags-to-Riches Story GOOD FORTUNE Wins Best of Fest at SIFF; Full List of Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Good Fortune, the rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of one of the world's most celebrated entrepreneurs, John Paul DeJoria - founder of Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Products and Patron tequila - won the Best of Fest Award at the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival. (more...)

The Spooky Men's Chorale to Spread Vocal Mayhem Across Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The Spooky Men's Chorale, the de facto archdeacons of low frequency vocal mayhem, have performed at Festivals and concerts all over Australia and internationally, including six critically acclaimed tours of the UK. 2017 will see these fifteen magnificent, craggy specimens of latter day masculinity undertake their most ambitious Australian tour to date. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

Adelaide Festival Announces Discounted Student Tickets to Exclusive Extra Presentation of Sold Out SAUL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

In exciting news for young arts lovers, the Adelaide Festival has announced a new round of discounted tickets especially for students to an exclusive presentation of Barrie Kosky's sold out masterpiece opera, Saul, on Wednesday March 1.  (more...)

Broadway Starlet Julie Benko wins 24th Annual American Traditions Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Last night, the American Traditions Competition (ATC) ended an exciting week in celebration of American music and showcasing tomorrow's vocal stars with a full house at the Historic Savannah Theatre on Bull Street.  (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, MOONLIGHT Among 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, handed out honors to Moonlight, The Witch, Other People, Manchester by the Sea, Elle and Hell or High Water at this afternoon's 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards. (more...)

MEA TAU to be Presented as Part of Auckland Fringe Fest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Mea Tau. Weapon. Craftsmanship, masculinity, forging, skill. Both life-granting and life-taking, bringing connection to our place in this earth. What will your hands bring to these weapons? Elijah Kennar (How We Tessellate) works with Trisha Brown's 'Locus Score' and explores our fine lines between subjectivity and objectivity. (more...)

G'DAY HABIBI Showcases What It's Like Growing Up as a Lebanese-Australian
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Body hair, cultural clashes and veganism - just a few of the issues confronting 24-yearold Danielle Faour. G'Day Habibi is a musical exploration of life's contradictions when you're a half-Lebo, half-Aussie girl. (more...)

Mariachi Madness Selected for 33rd Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

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BWW Review: NOWHERE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 26, 2017

In the fading memory of his Arches roots, Andy Arnold and his troupe will take guests on an absurd journey down corridors and up stairwells and into backstage passages to meet strange characters reciting even stranger stories. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Kenneth Lonergan Wins Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Kenneth Lonergan has won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Screenplay for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Following Sold Out Tour Mark Salvestro Premieres BURIED AT SEA at Adelaide Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Take a trip through time, nostalgia and romance, exploring the nuances of the imagination. (more...)

The Cheese Girls Serve Up an Evening of Burlesque, Cabaret, Drag and Sideshow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The Cheese Girls, born in the award-winning all female circus Chest of Wonders, will bring you to your knees with their unique and sexy style of comedy burlesque. However, these talented babes learned to dance before they could talk, and so will be taking their first step into the world of MCing. Every night The Cheese Girls will serve you a different delicious platter of some of Melbourne's hottest new and established burlesque, boylesque, cabaret, drag and sideshow performers. (more...)

Weeping Spoon Returns to MICF with THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

From the bizarre mind of Festival-favourite Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, Zack Adams, 3x Canadian  Just For Laughs Award Nominee and producer of the Award-winning Fringe hits This Is Not A Love Song and Vicious Circles) comes a brand new comedy about how even the smallest people can do big things.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Tomorrow for INDECENT at the Cort Theatre Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The Cort Theatre box office will open Monday, February 27 at noon for INDECENT, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), it was announced today by producersDaryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen. INDECENT begins previews Tuesday, April 4 and opens Tuesday, April 18 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: DARK SISTERS at Oklahoma City University Introduces Contemporary, Progressive Opera to the Heartland
by Ronn Burton - Feb 25, 2017

Oklahoma City University's Bass School of Music presented the 2011 opera DARK SISTERS by Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam. Telling the story of "sister wives" in a modern-day polygamist sect, the subject matter certainly breaks new ground in an art form that many would (mistakenly) view as outdated. By presenting this kind of work in Oklahoma City, OCU proves their commitment to prepare students for work in today's artistic landscape, ensuring their readiness for the future beyond graduation. (more...)

The Incubator Theatre Raps Fringe Musical THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The City is a fringe musical which won many rave reviews and praises. In 2014 the show won the Golden Porcupine Award in four categories (Playwright of the year, Director of the year, Best music and Best group work) and on that same year participated in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

LPNSImprov to present The MaD JaCKRaTS MAKIN' A MOVIE: The MaD Paddy's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Going on over three years of their witty, rowdy and hilarious monthly improv show, LPNSImprov takes the stage with MAKIN' A MOVIE: The MaD JaCKRaTS in The MaD PaDDy's Day Celebration Show! on Sunday March 19th at 7:30pm at Theater 68 (5112 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 91601). LPNSImprov is created and directed by Lauren Patrice Nadler and produced by Christina Orloff. Tickets are $12 online and $16 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more info please visit LPNSImprov.com or Facebook. To watch past shows visit their YouTube Channel here. (more...)

A PLASTIC OCEAN Wins Sedona International Film Festival Director's Choice for Best Doc
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Festival, which features more than 160 films selected from more than 1,200 entries, will end Sunday, Feb. 26. The Festival's overall winners will be announced at the Awards Brunch Sunday morning. (more...)

Lost Frequencies Releases New Single & Joins the Chainsmokers on #MemoriesTour2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Lost Frequencies is unstoppable. While dropping brand-new single 'All Or Nothing' (feat. Axel Ehnstrom) on Armada Music today, the Belgian hit machine announced that he will join The Chainsmokers on their #MemoriesTour 2017. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

ONE FUNNY MOTHER: Hilarious Off Broadway Solo Comedy at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Comedian/writer, former Miss New Jersey and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard stars in "One Funny Mother" from March 2 through March 12, 2017 at Bucks County Playhouse as part of their Visiting Artists Series. Her hilarious solo comedy show focuses on the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. "One Funny Mother" is an Off Broadway hit currently touring the United States that was recently named "Best One Woman Show" at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. (more...)

Jim Parsons and Claire Danes to Lead Film Adaptation of A KID LIKE JAKE Play
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Daniel Pearle's stage play A KID LIKE JAKE is headed to the big screen. (more...)

LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE Opens at the Armory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Lauren Weedman, who took the city by storm with The People's Republic of Portland, is back once again for the world premiere of her first music-based production,Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The Armory's Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan will direct the production. Tim Sonnefeld will provide music direction and join Weedman on stage to play guitar, along with Ji Tanzer on drums. The production will mark Weedman's debut on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore begins preview performances on March 16; the opening night/press night is March 24; and regular performances run through April 30. (more...)

Red Tape & Walkabout Theater Present MOTHER OF SMOKE this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Red Tape Theatre and Walkabout Theater Company are pleased to present the world premiere of MOTHER OF SMOKE, a co-created production inspired by the collision of Chuck Mee's Trojan Women: A Love Story and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, playing March 23 - April 15, 2017 at The Broadway at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Directed by Walkabout's Artistic Director Thom Pasculli+, MOTHER OF SMOKE features original writing by Emma Stanton+, Morgan McNaught, Lucas Baisch and Ruth Margraff* with original music and text by Lucia Thomas. Tickets are currently available at www.redtapetheatre.org. The press opening is Thursday, March 23 at 8 pm.  (more...)

KANNAPOLIS: A MOVING PORTRAIT Coming to the University of Saint Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Historians and folk music lovers will rejoice when they come together to enjoy composer and violinist Jenny Scheinman's presentation of Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, a live musical performance with Robbie Gjersoe and Robbie Fulks, set to the footage of H. Lee Waters at 7:30 p.m., March 7 at the Autorino Center for the Arts, University of Saint Joseph.   (more...)

NYTW Launches 2050 Fellowship for Aspiring Theatre Administrators
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the launch of the new 2050 Administrative Fellowship Program for aspiring theatre administrators. (more...)

Cast Set for Reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's SALVAGE at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's "Salvage" on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor.  (more...)

The Team to Bring ROOSEVELVIS (RE-MX'D) to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

A special highlight of Mx'd Messages, New York Live Arts' 2017 Live Ideas Festival, is the performance by theater ensemble The TEAM of RoosevElvis (Re-MX'D), a concert-style re-imagining of The Team's acclaimed production specially created for Live Ideas 2017. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost now through March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Set in the Roaring Twenties, Love's Labour's Lost will play in repertory with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (now through March 26, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jon Wayne & The Pain Drop YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE Album, Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Twin-Cities, Minnesota based national touring 'DubTronic' band Jon Wayne and The Pain (JWP) announce their February 24th release, distributed through Zojak Worldwide, of their fourth highly evolved album, Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe. To commemorate the release, they also dropped their newest music video. (more...)

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