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Fuse Media Unveils New and Returning Programming for 2017-18 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Heading into a series of ad agency upfront meetings in New York this week, Fuse Media has made several new additions to its multiplatform portfolio of content covering the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling THE FLICK Unreels as a Must See Production at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Mar 6, 2017

Annie Baker, who deservedly won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick, was perceived by the awarding committee as one of 'the most impressive dramatists of her generation.' They went on to say she, 'writes with tenderness and keen insight.' (more...)

Old School Square to Present 13 Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Old School Square is presenting 13 outstanding shows and concerts in April. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Celebrate Immigration and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents a number of unique shows this spring and summer as part of its 2017 season - the company's 102nd consecutive season. (more...)

VISITING MR. GREEN, ROSE and SIGHT UNSEEN Set for Jewish Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Jewish Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017/18 season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Saatchi Gallery Presents Ben Turnbell: NO GUTS NO GLORY, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On 11 April the Saatchi Gallery will open No Guts No Glory, an exhibition of new works by the artist Ben Turnbull, in the Prints & Originals Gallery. (more...)

Billy Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter's new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, will be released April 14, 2017 and will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Friday, March 3), it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway. (more...)

100 Year Old Conductor, Maestro Anton Coppola to Lead Opera Tampa in Concert, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

 March 21, 2017 marks the 100th birthday of Maestro Anton Coppola, the conductor and composer whose career has spanned from singing in the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus for the American premiere of Puccini's Turandot at age 9 to - 91 years later - conducting his own an alternate ending for Puccini's unfinished masterpiece, one of two new works to be premiered on March 25th at Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young. This concert will be presented by Opera Tampa, the company for which Coppola was the founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Shakespeare, Disney, Kushner, Larson and More Slated for NKU's 2017-18 Theatre & Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance is excited to announce its 2017-18 academic season. (more...)

New Rep and Boston Theatre Center presents SINNERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance present Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater's Sinners by Joshua Sobol, March 23-April 2, 2017 in the TheatreLab@855, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. Tickets are $20-$35 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. (more...)

It's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Ask any Jewish man, woman or child to describe a favorite memory and the response will likely to be a story about family, friends and food.  The sights, sounds, and smells all have special meaning, but it is memories of the tastes that bring the most smiles.  Food and Jewish life have been inseparable throughout history. The Old Testament says the Israelites celebrated their newfound freedom from the Pharaoh with a communal meal of roast lamb and herbs. Even since then, Jewish people and food have been linked symbolically and socially. "Ess my kind" is a universal anthem.   (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Cast Set for Cherry Lane's THE SIBLINGS PLAY as Part of MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre and Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors, have announced casting for the first production of the award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season - Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY - being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from February 22 - March 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: One Down Nine to Go: KING HEDLEY II Kicks off Television Actress' Pledge to Stage All 10 August Wilson Century Cycle Plays in LA.
by George Brietigam - Jan 30, 2017

A little bit of King Hedley's ambition might have rubbed off on television actress turned theatrical producer Sophina Brown. Better known as Nikki Betancourt from CBS's hit NUMB3RS, Brown has delved into the Los Angeles 99-seat theatre scene with the goal of producing all ten of August Wilson's plays in the Century Cycle. First up -- KING HEDLEY II, which opened last Thursday at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Bebop Pens MY PERSONAL STOP MESSAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Author BeBop carries a desire to spread the word on his success of taking the challenge of recovery from addiction. BeBop's 'My Personal Stop Message' (published by Trafford Publishing), published in 2014, centers on the experiences taken through in the quitting process and the very beginning of the author's new life. (more...)


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Orto-Da Theatre Group Presents Sculpture Drama STONES Plus THE MANSERVANTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

The show 'Stones' is inspired by 'The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument' by Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987). It is performed, without talking, by six actors who sculpture the monument with their bodies and bring life to it in order to face humanity in its eye in its current time. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory's Quirky Play THE ROOMMATE Shakes Things Up
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 20, 2017

Quirky and surprisingly unexpected, playwright Jen Silverman explores a delightfully fresh and edgy new take on the formulaic 'opposite personalities that live together' paradigm in the new dark comedy THE ROOMMATE, now continuing its West Coast premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory through January 22 in Costa Mesa. Consistently winsome and, at times, touchingly relatable, the play unveils two very complex, rather dysfunctional individuals you still ultimately want to root for and watch blossom into better people as we watch them long to transform their lives. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Narrate 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Is reading more books on that long list of 2017 New Years' resolutions?  Lin-Manuel Miranda announced today via Twitter (seen below) that he and Karen Olivo have narrated a new audiobook available now on iBooks and Audible, 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.'  (more...)

Maria Friedman to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with LENNY & STEVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Tmu-na Theatre Presents THE GOLEM LIVE A New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A contemporary version of the classic Jewish play by H. Leivick, which translates the Jewish legend about the golem from Prague to a stage laboratory that examines the tension between today's Israeli theatre and the classic Hebrew theatre, such as the Habima Theatre at its starting days. (more...)

Maxamoo Checks in for a January 2017 Theatre Festival Final Report
by Maxamoo - Jan 18, 2017

We spent two weeks seeing a ton of theater. This is our final report from the 2017 January NYC theater festivals. (more...)

Salon Sanctuary Concerts Presents FROM GHETTO TO CAPELLA, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts is honored to partner with Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima Festival, the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo in presenting the third annual New York performance of From Ghetto to Cappella, conceived to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venetian Ghetto. This will take place at The Chapel of Emanu-el, Thursday, February 16. (more...)

Nan Alexander Doyal Releases 'Dig Where You Are'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

New book 'Dig Where You Are: How One Person's Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community and Create Meaningful Change in the World' (Casper Press) by Nan Alexander Doyal gives voice to seven remarkable people making a difference in the world today, and invites readers to ponder how they can too. (more...)

Billy Porter of KINKY BOOTS Fame Marries Partner Adam Smith
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2017

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Billy Porter announced his marriage to longtime partner Adam Smith. 'We're looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,' Porter was quoted. 'I'm really thrilled to figure out what that means - together, with my soul mate!' (more...)

Casting Announced For Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Bursary Winning New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"I want to be rich. I was always fighting against it, like it was a dirty secret or something. And now I've got it, I can have whatever I want. I don't have to worry about anything. I don't have to care about anything. I don't even have to pretend I care." (more...)

THROUGH THE DARKNESS to Offer Powerful Holocaust Testimonials at The Workshop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

'Through the Darkness' by Alan C. Breindel recounts the unimaginable journeys and true stories of four courageous men and women who left everything behind, including their loved ones, so that they might stay one step ahead of the Holocaust.  (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage Month-Long Festival of New Works by Joshua Sobol
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New Repertory Theatre in collaboration with Boston Center for American Performance, Boston University, Israeli Stage, and Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater will present several of playwright Joshua Sobol's works during the month of March and April, as well as a conversation with Mr. Sobol interviewed by WBUR's ARTery Editor Ed Siegel on Sunday, March 26, 7:30pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog. (more...)

Joshua Sobol Brings Ideas of Social Change to Boston with Two-Week Residency at Israeli Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

In its fourth year, In Residence at Israeli Stage brings internationally renowned playwright Joshua Sobol, Olivier Award Nominee, to Boston for a two-week residency. (more...)

Two Shows Developed at Berkeley Rep Bow in New York This Spring: AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL and LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This spring, two shows that were developed at Berkeley Rep last season will debut on the New York stage. Amelie, A New Musical, which had its world premiere in September 2015, is set to open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 3, 2017. John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons, which had its world premiere in July 2016, will open at the renowned Public Theatre on March 27, 2017. (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

The Umbilical Brothers Announce New Performance Schedule for SPEEDMOUSE at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Umbilical Brothers announce a change in their performance schedule for the New York City run of their hit show, Speedmouse (re-squeaked), at Theatre 80.  Monday and Tuesday performances will move to matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Produced by WestBeth Entertainment, tickets are $35.00 plus fees and are onsale now.  (more...)

Uplifting Tribute to the Bronx GROWING UP GONZALES to Hit Medicine Show Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

From Executive Producers Maria Torres, John O'Connor, Michael and Sandra Lang, Maria Barreto and Linda Garcia comes GROWING UP GONZALES, a vibrant and uplifting Bronx tale. Previews begin on Friday, March 17th at Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The production's official opening will be on Thursday, March 30th at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Review: LOW LEVEL PANIC, Orange Tree Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 21, 2017

It is 30 years since Clare McIntyre's Low Level Panic premiered at the Royal Court. Focusing on a snap shot in the lives of three flatmates; Mary has found a pornographic magazine in the bin and wants to talk about it. Jo is in the bath, wondering how her life would be if she were that bit taller and slimmer, while Celia just wants to light a candle and get away from them both. (more...)

Eat Dust Returns to Piston Recordings with his infectious 'Come Together' EP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston Recordings with a tasty three-tracker entitled 'Come Together EP'. (more...)

Roy Perkins Releases 'There Isn't Any Grass on This Side of the Fence'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Roy Perkins, a husband, father, and grandfather, has completed his new book 'There Isn't Any Grass on This Side of the Fence': a gripping and potent narrative that sheds light on the inconvenient truths of domestic wealth disparity. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! - Uncensored, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 6pm and 9pm. (more...)

Author Orazio Pens 'I Never Knew We Were Poor'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Orazio, a retired curriculum coordinator, teacher, and coach of twenty-seven years, has completed his new book 'I Never Knew We Were Poor': a journey of streaming consciousness backward and forward between the man he is today, and the path that lead him to writing his book. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Previews for the New York premiere of Latin History for Morons will begin on Friday, February 24 at The Public Theater. (more...)

Music of Remembrance to Present New Multimedia Work at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents a newly commissioned multi-media work by American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian to be performed at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St.,SF, on May 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents February Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in February with a lecture by guest curator Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, and a concert by the low string quartet Bonjour.  (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Play Live Oak Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

A refreshing new take on a timeless classic. Enjoy the mirth as Jack and Algernon avoid the petty obligations of late Victorian society whilst pursuing the hands of Gwendolen and Cecily. Young love must win out despite the objections of the imperious Lady Bracknell. (more...)

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The performance schedule has been changed for 'Light Up The Night,' a theatrical concert of rediscovered and restored Yiddish theater songs by Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky, and Secunda, to be presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) January 1 in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan.  Originally two shows were planned, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  The 2:00 PM performance continues as scheduled but the 6:00 PM performance has been canceled. (more...)

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