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Palm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Mainstage Season and Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Palm Beach Opera is thrilled to announce the 2018 mainstage opera season, which will include performances of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca January 26-28, Leonard Bernstein's Candide February 23-25, and Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart March 23-25. All mainstage opera performances will take place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Saint Motel Launch North American Tour w/ Panic! At The Disco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Los Angeles indie pop quartet Saint Motel are wasting no time getting back on the road in support of the new LP saintmotelevision (out now on Elektra). (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces First 2017 Fresh Takes Play Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

WAM Theatre is delighted to announce that their 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series will begin with The Flora and Fauna by Alyson Mead, winner of the Arizona-based Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre New Work Contest.  The play chronicles the celebrations and challenges of a female friendship that spans almost 30 years. Additionally, this opening reading of the Fresh Takes Series will be a partnership with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, with a portion of the box office proceeds from the reading going to the Festival. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tomorrow evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

All Them Witches Announce UK Headline Tour; New Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Following appearances confirmed at the Secret Garden Party and Truck Festivals, All Them Witches will return to the UK in September and October for their biggest UK headline tour yet, including a show at London's Koko. (more...)

Spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity Announces Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity today announced its lineup of immersive arts experiences for the 2017 event. The free festival will be presented by and at Mesa Arts Center over two days, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, noon-10 p.m., and offers interactive and collaborative arts experiences for people of all ages. spark! will celebrate the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing Arizona artists and performers and inviting visitors to explore and enjoy live music, performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations, a variety of foods, a beer and wine Garden and more. (more...)

The Washington Ballet Announces Participation In JFK CENTENNIAL WEEK, 5/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce participation in The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JFK Centennial Week. (more...)

BWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre Melbourne
by Brodie Paparella - Feb 24, 2017

If you've been in the habit of blinking lately, you might have missed the fact that Arts Centre Melbourne has transformed to house the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, so you might want to cut that out and head to a box office hashire hashire! What transpired on my visit was one of the most tantalising entertaining bewildering evenings this reviewer has thus far ever experienced. (more...)

Brown Books Publishing Group Launches Signature Books Division
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Since pioneering a New Era in Publishing in 1994, Milli Brown and Brown Books Publishing Group have focused on one central concept-building successful relationships with authors and developing high quality, award-winning books for those who wish to retain the rights to their intellectual property. (more...)

Leah Jade Announces Two Book Deals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today, Leah Jade, an empowered survivor of chronic childhood abuse and devastating family related illegal drug fuelled dysfunction and tragedy upon tragedy, has confirmed that a moment of vulnerability on Facebook has had a dramatic effect. She chose to unveil a deep litany of personal hurt in her life that has managed to touch the hearts of thousands of people organically and instantaneously attracted the attention of several publications including the people behind two new books. The post was entitled, 'What Losing My Whole Immediate Family Because of Drugs Taught Me About Life.' This has helped to steer her on a path of helping more people to share their own truth and inspirational stories of overcoming very serious adversity and major life challenges that not everyone can survive the aftermath of let alone thrive after. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rupert Simonian Chats Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2017

British stage and screen star Rupert Simonian (Peter Pan, The Constant Gardener, To Kill a Mockingbird, Punk Rock) is making his off-Broadway stage debut in the New York premiere of Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO. Hear what he had to say about his role and more in the video below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: February 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 23, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, announced today the winners of the 31st annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Each year a writer and an illustrator are recognized early in their careers for their outstanding work. The 2017 award ceremony will be held on April 6th during the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The winners receive a gold medallion as well as an honorarium of $1,000. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lucy Simon Reveals Details for New SECRET GARDEN Song
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 23, 2017

At tonight's exciting opening of the brand-new revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Lapine's, 'Sunday in the Park with George', BroadwayWorld correspondent, Richard Ridge, got the inside scoop on another exciting revival that may also be poised for a run on Broadway. (more...)

Billy Joel to Perform Record Breaking 43rd Show at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the unprecedented 43rd consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel on July 5, 2017. The July show is part of his residency at The World's Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show per month at The Garden as part of the Spectrum Concert Series. The July show will be Joel's 89th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Celebrating innovation and diversity in American ballet, the Kennedy Center presents the return of its weeklong Ballet Across America series, April 17 and April 19-23, for seven performances in the Opera House. Last seen in 2013, and illustrating the most exciting, creative dance happening across America today, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and principal dancer Misty Copeland. (more...)

Konami Launches Nevada's First Primary Skill-based Game to Market
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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South Coast Repertory Junior Players Present GOSSAMER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Gossamer, adapted by Lois Lowry from her fantasy novel about the power of dreams, will be presented by South Coast Repertory's Junior Players in the Nicholas Studio, April 1-9. The show is directed by Mercy Vasquez. Tickets are available at scr.org. (more...)

Israel Nash Announces Second Annual Day Party
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On Friday, March 17th, 2017, Israel Nash once again swings open the gates to his Hill Country ranch to host the return of Plum Creek Sound Presents: Live From the Hills With Love. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline THE MAIN EVENT Fundraiser in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On March 26, 2017, THE MAIN Event: A Celebration for the Arts, presented by TowneBank, will bring a private weekend celebration of arts and culture to downtown Norfolk. (more...)

The Firehall Arts Centre Welcomes the World Premiere of CIRCLE GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Stages WORST WEDDING EVER this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Hit comedy Worst Wedding Ever sold out its premiere run in Salisbury in 2014, enjoying great audience and critical response. It comes to The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch this Spring in a new co-producing partnership between Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch.  (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

Cutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

National New Play Network to Premiere 4 Plays at 15 Theaters This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces four Rolling World Premieres: Halftime with Don by Ken Weitzman, Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood, The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan. The four plays will receive a total of 15 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a discrete 12-month period. (more...)

America's Got Talent Season 11 Star Sky Katz Releases Single 'Beautiful Girl'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

With that same drive and can't-stop-won't-stop attitude, she's released her third single of 2017- “Beautiful Girl” featuring another rising star from Long Island, 11 year-old singer/songwriter Alex Boyarski! (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

Iris Theatre's 10th Anniversary Summer Season Will Feature New Immersive Productions of MACBETH and HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this summer, Iris Theatre will present a double bill of Shakespeare and the Brothers Grimm, told in their signature immersive style in St Paul's, the Actors' Church, in the heart of Covent Garden. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO to Take Last Off-Broadway Bow This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement this Saturday evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Yearns For a Post-Apocalyptic Return To Normalcy
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2017

When tragedy strikes a community, after the initial shock and the effort to neutralize the situation, there's always a strong desire to return to normalcy. (more...)

Chris Brown & Special Guest 50 Cent Bring 'The Party' on 33-City North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling, singer-songwriter, Chris Brown, along with his special guest, award-winning, multi-platinum, record-breaking artist 50 Cent, bring the Party to cities across North America (more...)

Louis C.K. Filming Two New Stand-Up Specials Exclusively for Netflix
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and editor, Louis C.K. will debut two new stand-up comedy specials exclusively on Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The first of the specials, titled 2017, was filmed in Washington DC, and will premiere April 4, everywhere Netflix is available. (more...)

Community Invited to a Free Screening of Higher Education Documentary STARVING THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) invites the community to a freescreening of the higher education documentary (2016) film Starving the Beast on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Princeton Garden Theatre. The thought-provoking film about the systematic defunding of public higher education throughout the country will be followed by a discussion with NJASCU CEO Michael Klein. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

Podcast: 'Broadway Backstory' Explores NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to Broadway
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 21, 2017

The episode tracks NEXT TO NORMAL's journey to Broadway. Through interviews with the show's stars, composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Director Michael Greif, and Producers David Stone and Carole Rothman, the episode follows the show from it's first incarnation as a college project to a 10-minute musical at the famed BMI Workshop and then through it's development process off-Broadway and out of town before landing on Broadway were it became a long-running Pulitzer Prize winning hit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rhea Perlman Cheers the Cast of JONAH AND OTTO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Rhea Perlman, four-time Emmy winner for her role as Carla Tortelli on NBC-TV's long-running comedy smash 'Cheers,' caught a recent performance of the Off-Broadway hit Jonah and Otto and she visited with the company after the show. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Broadway Star Carrie Manolakos to Headline Orlando Fringe's FAB FRINGE Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Orlando Fringe announced today that Broadway star, recording artist, and internet sensation, Carrie Manolakos, would be headlining their annual 'Fab Fringe' event on March 20th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - Feb 21, 2017

The 2012 National Theatre adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel embarks on its second UK tour, and is compelling, thought-provoking and exceptionally well-performed. (more...)


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Photo Coverage: The Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Prepare to Enter the World of Wonka
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

See brand-new shots of Willy Wonka and his band of lucky golden ticket holders from the latest cast photo call for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. See Christian Borle and all the fresh young faces of the cast below! (more...)

Elective Affinities: A Library at 205 Hudson Gallery Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

For the 2017 spring season, the Hunter College Art Galleries have transformed 205 Hudson Gallery into a library and reading room comprised of works centering on the notion of family and community in a very broad, inclusive sense, whether that pertains to one's biological or chosen family, artistic or literary lineage, intellectual community, virtual network, or neighborhood. This library is intended to function as a gathering space to host readings, screenings, performances, meetings, and workshops.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor & More Will Lead New York City Premiere of TALES OF THE CITY to Benefit The O'Neill and Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces the New York City premiere of the musical, TALES OF THE CITY on Broadway March 27, 2017 at the Music Box Theatre. The iconic ensemble story of love, identity, and San Francisco will be presented in a one night only benefit concert. (more...)

J. Cole To Hit The Road For The '4 Your Eyez Only' Tour This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour. The '4 Your Eyez Only' Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Stephen Rayne; the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical The Wiz directed by Kent Gash; and A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.          (more...)

TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO to Hit The Garden Theatre This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street) has announced a concert performance featuring Grammy Award-winning conductor Matt Catingub and vocalist Michelle Amato as they are joined by top symphonic musicians in a Tribute to the Music of Chicago. The concert event will be Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

Choreographer Bianca Falco Aims to Raise Awareness of Italian Environmental Disaster
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

'Terra dei Fuochi / Land of Fires' is an environmental performance project blending modern dance, music and documentary theater to tell the story of Campania Felix, an area in Italy north of Naples that suffered devastating loss of life due to a scandal-ridden toxic waste disaster.  The piece is a three-person dance with multimedia drawn largely from life stories of mothers in the region whose children 'have become angels too quickly.' Accompanying the performance will be a booth providing information about Campania Felix and how it can be compared to others around the world. The aim is to provide further education in the increasing land and water contamination issues facing our global community. This world premiere is choreographed and directed and by Bianca Falco (Napoli, Campania - NYC) and composed by Alberto Falco (Napoli, Campania).  La MaMa will present the work's world premiere March 23 to April 2 in its First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street. (more...)

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