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Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2017
by - May 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Canines Hit the Stage in THE POUND: A MUSICAL FOR THE DOGS at Sound Bites 4.0
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs - a funny and heartwarming musical about a collection of colorful canines and their quest to find a home - will be showcased as part of Theatre Now New York's Sound Bites 4.0 musical theatre Festival: http://www.tnny.org/ - an excerpt from The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs will be presented at the Signature Theatre on 42nd Street (Irene Diamond Stage) on May 29, 2017. (more...)

Comic Solo Show CHEMO BARBIE Set for Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

In 2016, Heather Keller's world was rocked by a breast cancer diagnosis. Overnight, she went from being a healthy, vegan runner to a cancer patient and since then her life has been and continues to be an inspiring journey of growth filled with love, friendships, disappointments, betrayals and yes, even some humor. (more...)

Fiona Kelly and Sabine Ducrot Announce Recital at Cit Cork School of Music
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Irish flautist Fiona Kelly, hailed by the New York Times as a player with “impressive technique and elegant musicianship”, is principal flute of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. In this recital, Fiona will be accompanied by pianist Sabine Ducrot for a programme featuring famous works by Debussy and Franck, plus a selection of delightful pieces for flute by three lesser known French composers. (more...)

THE SOUL GATHERER Preps for Opening at Stone Cottage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

On a stormy night a young woman suffering from catatonia begins to emerge from her years of silence with a series of painful screams. That same night her estranged brother is scheduled to arrive. The live-in nurse and maid become overwhelmed with trying to keep the young girl calm and call her Psychiatrist for help. There is a blackout. When the lights emerge a young man is found nearly nude on the floor face down in a bed of feathers in a catatonic state. Is it a mass delusion, a physical embodiment of the girl's mental illness, a visitation of an angel, or is this visitor an imposter? Be prepared to be startled, provoked and intrigued by this most unique play. (more...)

Niagara Jazz Fest's Twilight Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe Duo
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

DPLU Music, the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and Mahtay Cafe and Lounge present the TWILIGHT JAZZ CONCERT SERIES - ROOTS, SOUL & STANDARDS featuring acclaimed jazz vocal and guitar duo BRENDA LEWIS and MARGARET STOWE. (more...)

THE DONALD TRUMP CHRONICLES Plays Planet Connections this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

THE DONALD TRUMP CHRONICLES, AMONG OTHER THINGS PRESENTED BY RANDY CORDERO, part of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2017 (more...)

Three Desi Moreno-Penson Plays at Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

The Plays of Desi Moreno-Penson come to Planet Connections thanks to Step 1 Theatre Project (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY AND CRABBE at The Living Room Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 27, 2017

'The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe' sparkles as a completely home- grown, home- performed, home-produced and expanded reboot to the 2015 Fringe Festival hit now enjoying its world premiere at The Living Room Theatre in the Kansas City Crossroads District through June 18. 'Lefty and Crabbe' has matured and ripened on the vine and is now most definitely ready for prime time. (more...)

Pikes Peak Opera League Announces Buckaroo BBQ Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Pikes Peak Opera League announces a special fundraising event for the whole family, 'Buckaroo BBQ' helps support Opera Theatre of the Rockies' sixteenth summer Vocal Arts Festival and Young Artists Intensive Training Program. The League is most excited to be hosting this family-fun event again this year to kick off the renowned Festival. The BBQ is sure to please people of all ages. The 'Buckaroo BBQ' event is set for Friday evening, July 14, 2017 starting at 5 pm at Gold Hill Mesa, 142 So. Raven Mine Drive off Lower Gold Camp Road (more...)

LA Premiere of One Woman Show About Love with Willy Shakespeare Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Award-winning actress and playwright, Terra Taylor Knudson, premiere's her one-woman show 'Willy's Lil Virgin Queen', at Hollywood Fringe Festival June 4th, 10th, 17th, 21st and 24th at Asylum@ Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. This seventy-five minute piece is a mad-cap, comic romp as Willy Shakespeare teaches a 20th century 'lil virgin' how to skip the prince and be the queen she was always meant to be. (more...)

Previews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production. (more...)

Stephen Costello Headlines Met's Free Summer Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Following a string of engagements in Russia and Armenia, Stephen Costello – star of back-to-back productions at the Metropolitan Opera earlier this year – returns New York to headline the company's free annual summer recital series in the city's parks. At Central Park SummerStage (June 12) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (June 14), the Tucker Award-winning tenor joins fellow Met stars soprano Susanna Phillips and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong for a program of favorite arias and duets, accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders. As Opera News noted in a recent “Spotlight” double-page spread, “the all-American tenor” is now “at the top of his game.” (more...)

Northwest FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Features Festál Turns 20 as its 2017 Cultural Focus
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????Seattle Center and Northwest Folklife deepen their longstanding partnership this year as Northwest Folklife Festival celebrates Festal Turns 20, as its Cultural Focus for 2017. The focus recognizes the outstanding series of 24 ethnic cultural Festivals produced at Seattle Center on weekends throughout the year.  (more...)

WILLY'S LIL VIRGIN QUEEN to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Award-winning actress and playwright, Terra Taylor Knudson, premiere's her one-woman show "Willy's Lil Virgin Queen", at Hollywood Fringe Festival June 4th, 10th, 17th, 21st and 24th at Asylum@ Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. This seventy-five minute piece is a mad-cap, comic romp as Willy Shakespeare teaches a 20th century "lil virgin" how to skip the prince and be the queen she was always meant to be. (more...)

Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Guitar players of all ages have until May 31, 2017, to apply for a chance to win their share of $32,000 in prize money as part of the fifth annual international Wilson Center Guitar Festival taking place August 17-19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center) in Brookfield, Wisconsin. (more...)

ADOLESCENCE 2.0 Entertains with Stand-Up Comedy About Being a Middle-Aged Teenager
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Former Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Producer/Director reveals all in her stand-up show about a midlife crisis turned upside down, stumbling through topics like weight loss, shaving, masturbation and internet dating. Spoiler alert: the show is ultimately about personal transformation and finding love. (more...)

Diversionary Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Diversionary Theatre in University Heights, San Diego, is thrilled to announce a brand new member of the staff, Jenny Case. The new leadership position of Managing Director has been created for Case, and will include working closely with Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow on producing a the season of Mainstage productions, Cabarets, new play development and cultivating and managing patron relationships.  (more...)

BAD JEWS Comes to Capital Stage 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Capital Stage presents Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon a  NY Times Critics Pick (2013). Amy Resnick, last seen at Capital Stage in August: Osage County, and Blackberry Winter will direct this Sacramento Premiere. Bad Jews will be the sixth and final production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from June 21-July 23, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Slightly Fat Features to Bring VARIETYSOUP to Underbelly Festival Southbank
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Mick Perrin Worldwide presents Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup, 11 June 2017, 3.00pm as part of the Underbelly Festival Southbank. (more...)

Sam Amidon's New Solo Album 'The Following Mountain' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, is out today on Nonesuch Records. (more...)

Peter Shaffer Expert to Speak at LETTICE AND LOVAGE Sunday Symposium at WCP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Alan Pally, an authority on Tony and Academy Award-winning British playwright Peter Shaffer ("Amadeus," "Equus"), will be guest speaker at the Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Shaffer's comedy "Lettice and Lovage."  (more...)

Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom and More Coming Up This June at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 5-June 11, featuring Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom, Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Comments on Proposed Elimination of NEA
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival has released the following statement on President Trump's proposed elimination of federal arts and humanities funding. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre have announced Jamil Jude will be joining True Colors Theatre Company in the position of Associate Artistic Director starting in September 2017. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures to Host 2017 Tennessee Williams Festival This June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

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Ethan Gruska's 'Rather Be' Music Video Premieres at KCRW
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

A new video of Ethan Gruska performing his song “Rather Be” is premiering today at KCRW's music blog. Of the song and video, KCRW praises, “His warm and inviting voice resonates throughout this live, acoustic version of his song.” (more...)

New CIM Class Sets High Bar with Most Diverse in School History
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

When 130 of the most talented classical music students in the world arrive at the Cleveland Institute of Music on August 28, 2017 - competition laureates and performance veterans from esteemed ensembles as the La Scala Opera, the Interlochen Arts Academy and the New World Symphony among them - a profound milestone will also be surpassed: students of color will represent an historic 10 percent of the incoming class. (more...)

Eryc Taylor Dance Outreach to Perform at Harlem School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) will present an original work created by ETD Outreach for dancers living in Lantern Community Services' supportive housing, to premiere during the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Uptown Arts Stroll on Friday, June 2 with two performances at 4pm and 6pm, Harlem School of the Arts (645 St Nicholas Avenue New York, New York 10032). (more...)

Site-Specific OPERATION BLACK ANTLER Looks at Surveillance at HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In the murky world of undercover surveillance, what will you do when the power is in your hands? Operation Black Antler, which continues HOME's reputation for presenting site-specific work at sites throughout the city centre, runs between Wed 7 - Sat 17 June 2017. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, Other Home-Grown Family Fun Set for Summer in Wayne County
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Are you looking for a great place to vacation with your family this summer? Does a stress-free trip where you don't have to wait in long lines or spend a fortune sound good to you? Then you might want to check out the fun family adventures Wayne County, Ohio has to offer. (more...)

HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Play Planet Connections This June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2017 presents the return of 'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr,' the award-winning, critically-acclaimed solo show written and performed by Heather Massie. (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE BROADWAY Set for Pride Month at PFP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The fourth installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series - entitled 'Broadway at the Broadway' will be performed on Thursday, June 8 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. and Academy for New Musical Theatre Team for July Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

New Musicals Inc. and the Academy for New Musical Theatre are joining forces to present an extraordinary conference for musical theatre writers, entirely online, over a two-week period from July 10-27, 2017. (more...)

Say Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Los Angeles ensemble theatre company Say Yes! Collective presents its latest production, The Tempest, a reimagining of Shakespeare's celebrated supernatural drama co-produced with the internationally acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre Announces Ice Factory Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

Comedy, Crafts, Exhibitions and More Coming Up in Warrington This July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Warrington will be busy this July - scroll down for details on events happening this summer in the area! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kerry Ipema of SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon - May 26, 2017

Kerry Ipema makes her Orlando Fringe premiere with SEX ED, a coming of age story told with the help of Disney parodies. This week, I sat down with Kerry to talk about the show, ask advice, and more. (more...)

Emma Dears and Craig Price to Headline A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS for Save Our St. Bride's
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

One of Liverpool's most historic churches will take centre stage when the West End comes to the Georgian Quarter for a night of musical theatre magic. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's New Multi-Disciplinary Chamber Music Festival to Open Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke's will debut Facets of Schubert, the first iteration of the Ensemble's new chamber music Festival at the Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, from June 7 - 25. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)

DEAR MASTER to Bring Passionate Letters to the Stage at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

An intellectual, artistic friendship between novelists marks the Los Angeles premiere and fifth production of Little Fish Theatre's 2017 season. (more...)

Peter Serkin, Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell Headline 2017 Opening Concert at Music Mountain
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, launches its 88th Season on Sunday, June 11th with the Opening Concert & Reception featuring the incomparable pianist Peter Serkin along with Stefan Jackiw, Violin, and Jay Campbell, Cello. (more...)

'DOG SEES GOD' Opens Tonight at Vagabond Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Opening tonight, Friday, May 26, Vagabond Theatre Company presents DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V Royal, directed by Michael R Mele.  Don't miss this darkly comedic and heartwarming snapshot of teen angst taken through the parodical, unauthorized lens of one of the most beloved comic strips in history. (more...)

Lloyd Lovindeer to Headline 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Award-winning musical icon Lloyd Lovindeer headlines the list of performers slated to appear at the 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival to be held on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 12 noon. (more...)

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