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Nicole Moudaber Heads To North America for Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Dance music powerhouse Nicole Moudaber continues her global ascension with a loaded tour schedule including a summer North American tour featuring key festival and club appearances, anticipated stage takeovers, and revered open-to-close sets. (more...)

Media Theatre Presents ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'Always, Patsy Cline' is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern. Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Opera Della Luna Make Their First Trip To Storyhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic opera company Opera della Luna are making their first visit to Chester's exciting new Storyhouse venue with a new production, presented by the city's very own Jeff Clarke at the helm. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Casting for 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce casting for its upcoming summer performance season, under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. The Company's 40th Anniversary Season includes a roster of audience favorite artists, critics' top pick actors and a multitude of newcomers joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles. (more...)

Award-Winning High School Duo Debut Cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Jasmine Forsberg and Tony Moreno command the cabaret stage as they perform a new cabaret Rising Stars: Broadway Bound which will showcase the two graduating High School seniors performing a host of Broadway tunes and standards. (more...)

Czech Artists to Offer Diverse Programme of Culture at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Beyond
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Since 2008, the Czech Centre have been committed to bringing the best of Czech live performance to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; in 2017, they will be creating further partnerships and deeper relationships with Scottish art organisations through a whole season of exhibitions and live art. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE London Residency Extended to December
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A feature of London's comedy theatre scene since 2012, this fabulous show in London's Covent Garden is now booking six lunch and dinner performances ever week until mid-December 2017; tickets beyond that date will be on sale shortly. Also new: price packages that include signed souvenirs and cast photo opportunities. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Acclaimed Theatre Producer James Bierman Appointed New Chair of Little Angel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Little Angel Theatre announce the appointment of new Chair James Bierman.  He takes over the role from Sophie Clissold-Lesser. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

West Side Theatre Co. Encores Successful FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A BROADWAY BENEFIT CONCERT
by Tyler Hinton - May 24, 2017

Due to popular demand, the non-profit West Side Theatre Company will present an encore performance of its initial production--FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A BROADWAY BENEFIT CONCERT--on June 9. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Ensemble Connect Performs Outside Carnegie Hall This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

  Musicians from Ensemble Connect will perform as part of Yellow Barn's pop up concert outside Carnegie Hall on Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets on Friday, May 26 from 12:45-2:30 p.m. The concert is part of a 10-day tour of sidewalk, plaza, and neighborhood performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, presented by Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music based in Vermont. The performance will take place on the Yellow Barn Music Haul, the first traveling stage of its kind built to unfold from a U-Haul truck, and features current fellows and alumni of Ensemble Connect alongside Yellow Barn musicians. Click this link for more information on tour dates, participating musicians, and repertoire. (more...)

Bang on a Can to Celebrate Summer at Lincoln Center Festival, MASS MoCA and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Bang on a Can celebrates summer 2017, and continues its 30th anniversary landmark season, by showcasing the breadth of its adventurous curatorial vision with concerts June-September at three visual art institutions -The Noguchi Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York City, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA - plus a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Lincoln Center Festival. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 24, 2017! How do we know this, you might ask? Well, we spent last evening at TPAC'S Andrew Jackson Hall, soaking up every possible bit of Carole King: The Beautiful Musical - wait, it's the other way around - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and despite the earworm known as 'One Fine Day,' we are still floating on the inspiration and memories of opening night. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

Chris Harcum's MARTIN DENTON, MARTIN DENTON to Premiere at The Kraine Theater 7/6-7/23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Elephant Run District will present the World Premiere of Chris Harcum's Martin Denton, Martin Denton, directed by Aimee Todoroff, July 6-23 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets ($25/$20 students & seniors) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

DIY Network Orders New Real Estate Series BUYERS BOOTCAMP WITH SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fan favorite Scott McGillivray will return to DIY Network in a new home renovation and real estate series, BUYERS BOOTCAMP WITH SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY. (more...)

Sara Bareilles Shines The Spotlight On Broadway As Ambassador of First Ever Charitybuzz Broadway Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Charitybuzz is pleased to announce the first ever curated Broadway Auction, part of the successful Charitybuzz Curates program, featuring bidding opportunities to meet Broadway's biggest names, exclusive backstage access at the Great White Way's hottest shows, VIP seats to standing-room-only engagements, and more-all to benefit charity. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' Continues with Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft on PBS, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

The culinary journey of AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' - four documentaries on legendary chefs - continues with a profile on Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons. (more...)

Iration Releases New Single 'Fly With Me' / Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Reggae Songs
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

As they prepare to spend the summer on tour with Slightly Stoopid, reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION released a brand new single 'Fly With Me' this past Friday (May 19) as a special treat for their fans. (more...)

Migguel Anggelo, Molly Pope, and More Coming to Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Check out what's happening at Joe's Pub this week! (more...)

Cee Lo Green to Headline Limited Las Vegas Engagement at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winner CeeLo Green will return to Las Vegas to perform a four-night, limited engagement at Caesars Palace. The singer, songwriter, producer, actor and television personality will take to the stage for an intimate show from July 21 - 29.  (more...)

Paris-Based Pop Duo 99 Trees Announce Debut EP
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

99 Trees' debut is a collection of infectious tracks about love, friendship, bitter-sweet ballads and stories of painful breakups. An honest snapshot of life as Blixen knows it. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MOTHER GOOSE'S GARDEN at Emerald City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Below, get a first look at MOTHER GOOSE'S Garden by Emerald City Theatre Director of Educational Programming Kate Leslie, now playing at Emerald City's Little Theatre (2933 N Southport Ave, Chicago) in Lakeview, directed by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone. (more...)

Show-stopping Sugary Goodness At WEST END BAKE OFF 2017
by Cindy Marcolina - May 22, 2017

On a (thankfully) sunny Saturday afternoon, the thespians who usually inhabit London theatres turned bakers for the day. Benefitting Acting For Others, an umbrella name that represents 15 charities devoted to helping people in the theatre business, the West End Bake Off was a bounty of show-stopping sugary goodness. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Opening at Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artisan Children's Theater proudly presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. at its 148 seat Second Stage facility.  The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.  The show runs Saturday, June 3, 2017 through Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm. No performance July 4. Reserved seating tickets are $7.00 for children 12 and under and $11.00 for adults.  The box office number is 817-284-1200.  More information can be found on the website at ArtisanCT.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain Call
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

The British Theatre Academy presents a charity gala performance of The Color Purple to raise money for young performers who cannot afford to train in performing arts. Recent performances have included The Secret Garden at The Ambassadors Theatre and Godspell at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden. This concert features a line-up of West End performers alongside a choir of children from the BTA. (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/5 & 6/6
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/5 & 6/6 (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Executive Pastry Chef Johana Langi of THE LAMBS CLUB
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed the Executive Pastry Chef, Johana Langi of The Lambs Club in New York City for our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

KC Healthy Kids Selected as National Farm to School Network Kansas Partner
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

KC Healthy Kids has been named as the 2017-2019 National Farm to School Network Kansas Core Partner, providing opportunities to expand efforts to connect children to local food, school Gardens and food and agriculture education in Kansas. (more...)

The Yard Presents Two Community Events: DTY at Mytoi Gardens and DanceHall
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. (more...)

42ND STREET Wins Third Annual West End Bake Off Benefiting Acting for Others
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

42ND Street were today announced as the winners of the third annual West End Bake Off in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges choreographer Arlene Phillips and Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee, were revealed at the event held today at St Pauls Actors Church in Covent Garden. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell Writing Musical Television Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

HEDWIG scribe and star John Cameron Mitchell revealed that he is currently working on a musical television series titled HOMUNCULUS. (more...)

BWW Review: Denver Center's SECRET GARDEN is darkly enchanting
by Chris Arneson - May 19, 2017

For a children's story, The Secret Garden evokes the kind of emotions that could make grown men sob. At least, that's what me and my fiance did for a majority of Denver Center Theatre Company's current production.   (more...)

Circus Showcase 2017 CIRCOSIS: LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, the phenomenal imagination, athleticism and humour of Australia's next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Circosis: Left Brain, Right Brain, a two-part production of elite-level circus. Set in a world where obsession is the norm, the graduate showcase performances range from the poignant and evocative, to the flamboyant and outright absurd. (more...)

Linkin Park's 'One More Light' Out Today, Listening Party & Band Q&A Set for Social Platforms
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Linkin Park's seventh studio album, One More Light, is available everywhere via Warner Bros Records. In support of the dynamic 10-track release, the band will be kicking off the North American leg of their One More Light World Tour (produced by Live Nation) July 27 in Boston. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 19th, 2017 - Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The 2017 Drama League Awards will be held today, and THE WHIRLIGIG, featuring Zosia Mamet, Waterwell's dual-language HAMLET, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL all open Off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Green Patch Community Garden in Mound Hope Wins $20,000 Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Green Patch on Walton—one  of NYC Parks' GreenThumb community Gardens—has been selected as a winner of the national Meet Me at the Park campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN. Community members voted for the winning project throughout Earth Month in April. (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

KCRW Sets 8th Season of Free, Outdoor Summer Nights Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

KCRW presents the 8th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, featuring free, all-ages, outdoor shows throughout the summer to communities in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. (more...)

Bryant Park presents A Month of Contemporary Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Fresh and original, innovative artists showcase exhilarating works, modern dance curated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher and ballet curated by Donna Salgado. (more...)

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