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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...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Lead Holocaust Remembrance Reading of ANDA'S LOVE at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Old Globe will participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. (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...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that three final performances have been added to the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by Tony Taccone, this fiercely funny, satirical one-man show was inspired by Leguizamo's observation that Latinos are essentially invisible in the standard American history curriculum. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

BWW Review: John Leguizamo Brushes Up On LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
by Michael Dale - Mar 29, 2017

It's no secret to theatregoer's that the frenetically paced, multi-character solo plays by Obie-winner John Leguizamo have provided far more insight into Latin-American history and culture than can be found in most American school textbooks. (more...)

San Diego REP Announces 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) hosts the 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival from May 21 through July 9, 2017. (more...)

CABARET IN CAPTIVITY to Feature Songs from the Terezin Ghetto at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Comprised of songs and texts written and performed in the Terezin Ghetto, in English, Czech, and German, Cabaret in Captivity will have a performance on Monday, April 24th, at 7pm, in honor of Yom HaShoah. (more...)

Children of Holocaust Survivors to Introduce THE DACHAU ALBUM at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, a true 'ARTifact' will be presented in New York City for the first time by the Arnold Unger Foundation for Remembrance, Inc. in association with the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture and Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS). (more...)

The Old Globe to present Reading of ANDA'S LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Old Globe is proud to participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. The Globe will present a reading ofAnda's Love by Joshua Sobol, directed by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, featuring Globe favorites Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony) and Natacha Roi (The Winter's Tale), with Talley Beth Gale (M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program) reading stage directions. (more...)

Las Vegas West Fest featuring Hip Hop Legends Ice Cube, E-40 and Too $hort Comes to Orleans Arena 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Several legends of West Coast hip hop will bring their chart-topping hits to the Orleans Arena at the Las Vegas West Fest, presented by AAA Promotions and Q 100.5, on Friday, April 7. (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...)

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...)

Peak Performances Devotes 2017-18 Season to Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. The season as a whole, and the nine premieres that comprise it, make a timely contribution to national and international conversations about women's agency. All performances will take place in the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair. (more...)

Lillias White, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The fourth season of the award-winning music series, AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, hosted for the first time by multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, will make its New York Metro-area premiere on Sunday, April 9th on at 12:30 p.m. THIRTEEN (more...)

Jah Sun Announces New Album 'Between The Lines', Out 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

On the eve of his fifth release, the Humboldt, CA native continues to sing about peace harmony and understanding. As such, Between the Lines is the perfect antidote for these tumultuous times. (more...)

Montclair State University's PEAK PERFORMANCES 2017-18 Season Dedicated Only To Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below! (more...)

Actors from Around the Globe to Bring Drama, Laughs and Rain to Berkeley Rep in MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full and final 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...)

Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, has announced that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

'Get Down' With Matroda's Contagious Bass House Jam Now Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Croatia's Matroda wastes no time getting down his latest bass house single “Get Down.” Through haunted vocals and distorted basslines, Matroda creates a contagious late night warehouse jam. (more...)

At The Drive In's Third Single 'Hostage Stamps' Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

At The Drive In has unleashed “Hostage Stamps,” the third single from the highly anticipated new album in • ter a • li • a, out May 5th on Rise Records. (more...)

Reema Major Releases New Single 'AK47' Off Her Forthcoming Album LegenDiary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Starting from the bottom, there's only one way to go: up. Like a triumphant phoenix rising from the ashes, Toronto based hip hop artist Reema Major has utilized her humble beginnings as a Sudanese refugee to propel her along an impressive journey (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway Censorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2017

Passion, as it applies to the need to create and communicate through artistic endeavors, is a word that can be overused. Certainly countless numbers derive immense pleasure from their participation in the arts, and may even feel an uncontrollable need for it. But to continue on despite the risk of losing your freedom, or even being killed for it... that is a display of passion. (more...)

Tina Chancey, John Mark Rozendaal, Webb Wiggins Perform In the Salon of Mademoiselle Lévi
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Who was the mysterious Mlle. Levi, whose pardessus playing took Paris by storm in 1745? Thought to come from somewhere in the provinces, she burst upon the Concerts Spirituels, a complete unknown; performed there an unprecedented five times in three years among such luminaries as Guignon and Leclair; and then disappeared from view, only to reappear in the Mercure Galant in 1783, advertising for pupils. There is reason to believe she was a Jewess who may have married an officer stationed in the colonies. When she returned to Paris three decades later, quite possibly widowed and penniless, did she try to rekindle the embers of her earlier success by launching her own salon, where she could perform for, and mingle with potential aristocratic students? This concert features music by Mlle. Levi's friends and contemporaries, composers as Leclair, Marais, Forqueray, Rebel and Couperin, performed by Tina Chancey on five and six-stringed pardessus de viole, John Mark Rozendaal on bass and treble viols, and Webb Wiggins on harpsichord. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

24th New York African Film Festival Kicks Off at Film Society of Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

???????The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. have joined forces once again, to present the 24th New York African Film Festival, May 3-9. (more...)

Huntington to Honor Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter at 2017 SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 39,000 annually. (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

Tribeca & AT&T Announce 'AT&T Presents: Untold Stories' Inclusive Film Program
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

AT&T* and Tribeca are teaming up to launch a new film initiative, AT&T Presents: Untold Stories. An Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration with Tribeca. (more...)

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