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Chicago's Ireon Roach Tops 2016 National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionChicago's Ireon Roach Tops 2016 National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Chicago Public School student Ireon Roach was awarded first place in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition, which was held May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: James Discusses John Kasich on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: James Discusses John Kasich on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

James Corden catches up on the latest political headlines, including Bernie Sanders' 'Ghetto' and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's endorsement of Gov. John Kasich on LATE LATE. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Premiere of John Leguizamo's New Show 'LATIN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES'Berkeley Rep to Premiere of John Leguizamo's New Show 'LATIN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Berkeley Rep announced today it will present the world premiere of John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies. Written and performed by Leguizamo and directed by Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, this limited engagement will run Friday, July 1-Sunday, August 14 in the newly renovated Peet's Theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 6 to the general public at berkeleyrep.org or by calling 510-647-2949. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 6, 2016BWW's On This Day - March 6, 2016
by - Mar 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theater Company's IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Review: Street Theater Company's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 5, 2016

Nashville audiences this weekend are treated to a unique opportunity insofar as In The Heights is concerned: two stunning and startling, yet somehow altogether different, productions of Miranda's first masterpiece (you young people who are caught up in the specter of Hamilton have this earlier work to thank for your newfound enthusiasm for musical theater) to be inspired by - two shows that are almost alarmingly good and amazingly performed. Daron Bruce and Lisa Forbis' cadre of young performers at Nashville's Hume Fogg Academic High School will deliver their rendition of In The Heights for only one more performance (tonight, on Nashville's Broadway, is the last of three shows), while Street Theatre Company's founding artistic director Cathy Street bids farewell to her adopted hometown of ten years with her beautifully directed staging at Bailey Middle School, which opened last night for the first of three weekends of performances. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events, Discussions for HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNEDHuntington Announces Special Events, Discussions for HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations.  (more...)

SPOOF: Hamptons Parents Object to Kids Playing Poor People in High School LES MISERABLESSPOOF: Hamptons Parents Object to Kids Playing Poor People in High School LES MISERABLES
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

Dan's Paper of the Hamptons offers an unusual complaint from parents regarding the school musical. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on ThirteenStephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

VIDEO: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg To Preside Over Mock Trial As Part of Venice's The Shylock ProjectVIDEO: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg To Preside Over Mock Trial As Part of Venice's The Shylock Project
by Michael Dale - Mar 29, 2016

The United States Supreme Court Justice will preside over arguments by an international cast of lawyers. (more...)

BWW Review: Theo Ubique's Must-See RENTBWW Review: Theo Ubique's Must-See RENT
by Misha Davenport - Mar 18, 2016

Theo Ubique scores with director Scott Winstein's timeless and topical production of Jonathan Larson's RENT. (more...)

New Comedy A WEEKEND WITH THE FAMILY to Hit Theaters Nationwide, 4/1New Comedy A WEEKEND WITH THE FAMILY to Hit Theaters Nationwide, 4/1
by Movies News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

This Spring brings the arrival of a hilarious comedy A WEEKEND WITH THE FAMILY to the big screen featuring a dynamic duo that are definitely no strangers to the spotlight. (more...)

C. Russell and R. Sargenti Debut AL'S ADVENTURES IN WASTELAND Interactive Musical For KidsC. Russell and R. Sargenti Debut AL'S ADVENTURES IN WASTELAND Interactive Musical For Kids
by Louisa Brady - Mar 13, 2016

Al's Adventures in Wasteland non e? solo la fiducia che il Vecchi-Tonelli ripone in un suo ex-studente di composizione, credendo in un lavoro bello, significativo e dalla tematica quantomai attuale. (more...)

2016 NYMF Reveals Initial Lineup2016 NYMF Reveals Initial Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

 The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, announced today the initial lineup for NYMF 2016. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project musical selections, as well as invited production selections, developmental reading selections, and concerts. Now in its thirteenth year, the 2016 Festival will take place in July at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City.  (more...)

Anjelah Johnson to Kick Off Bon Qui Qui's GOLD PLATED DREAMS Tour This SpringAnjelah Johnson to Kick Off Bon Qui Qui's GOLD PLATED DREAMS Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Internet sensation Bon Qui Qui will bring her all new Gold Plated Dreams Tour to several lucky cities across the US in April 2016. This high-energy concert will feature Group 1 Crew before Bon Qui Qui rocks the stage performing hits from her smash debut album Gold Plated Dreams. Please note that this is not a stand up comedy show -- it's a hip hop party experience! (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre to Launch Ninth Season at New Home, The MetRogue Machine Theatre to Launch Ninth Season at New Home, The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (BEST PRODUCTION Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) will be opening their ninth season in their new home at The Met, located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave, one block east of Western Ave. on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Oxford Ave. (more...)

Apollo's Fire to Perform SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, 2/4Apollo's Fire to Perform SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Back by popular demand - Apollo's Fire reprises its latest creative crossover program by Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, in collaboration with guest co-director Nell Snaidas.  “Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews” premiered in five sold-out concerts in February 2014.  The program will be performed during February 4-7 at several venues, including an important debut at the new Maltz Performing Arts Center of Case Western Reserve University. The performances will coincide with a highly anticipated release of the program on CD, for British record label AVIE. (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Emma Hunton & More to Lead World Premiere of New Play THE DODGERS in Los AngelesCorbin Bleu, Emma Hunton & More to Lead World Premiere of New Play THE DODGERS in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Ashley Kate Adams of AKA Studio Productions and Jim Kierstead will present the World Premiere of a new American play, THE DODGERS, written by Diana Amsterdam and directed by Dave Solomon, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Saatchi Gallery Launches All-Women Exhibition, CHAMPAGNE LIFE, Jan. 13Saatchi Gallery Launches All-Women Exhibition, CHAMPAGNE LIFE, Jan. 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

To mark its 30th anniversary, the Saatchi Gallery will open Champagne Life, the Gallery's first all-women exhibition on 13th January 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Legendary Ben Vereen, Back at 54 BelowBWW Interview: The Legendary Ben Vereen, Back at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 27, 2016

Vereen talks about his arts advocacy, the Oscars controversy, 'Hamilton' and more. (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of The Little Lion on Saturday, January 30thSwift Creek Mill Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of The Little Lion on Saturday, January 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

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Swift Creek Mill Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of THE LITTLE LIONSwift Creek Mill Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of THE LITTLE LION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Little Lion, a powerful drama highlighting the struggle of a Jewish family in a Lithuanian Ghetto during World War II, opens at Swift Creek Mill Theatre on Saturday, January 30th for a five-week limited engagement. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer James J. AlonzoBWW Interview: Writer James J. Alonzo
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jan 25, 2016

James J. Alonzo is a Viet Nam Combat Veteran, Deputy Sheriff, Private Investigator, Bail Enforcement Agent, retired Buddhist Priest, Thomasine Priest, married since 1966. 100% Disabled Veteran due to Agent orange onset illnesses. He is also a writer with numerous on line articles and seeking a publisher for a upcoming book. (more...)

VIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On RacismVIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On Racism
by Michael Dale - Jan 18, 2016

Five moments when Broadway songwriters risked shocking and angering patrons with discomforting truths. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at All-Women Exhibition, CHAMPAGNE LIFE, at Saatchi GalleryPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at All-Women Exhibition, CHAMPAGNE LIFE, at Saatchi Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

To mark its 30th anniversary, the Saatchi Gallery opens Champagne Life, the Gallery's first all-women exhibition today 13th January 2016.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Blue Saint Productions Set to Produce SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD This JuneBlue Saint Productions Set to Produce SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD This June
by Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016

Blue Saint Productions are thrilled to announce their next show following the award-winning production of VIOLET.Songs for a New World is a stunning musical to be presented at Chapel off Chapel in June 2016. (more...)

Ivy Crest Company Presents Two One Acts by Edward Allan Baker at Davenport Theatre This MarchIvy Crest Company Presents Two One Acts by Edward Allan Baker at Davenport Theatre This March
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Starting March 16th at Davenport Theatre The Ivy Crest Theatre Co. will present two powerful one act plays by Edward Allan Baker centering around working class families in crisis. Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty, and Truth directed by Erica Silberman features David Newer*, Lacy Marie Meyer (Inside Amy Shumer) and Kelly Kozakevich. North of Providence directed by David Newer features Lauren Duffy and James McCloskey. *(Member of Actors Equity) (more...)

BWW Review: DREAM CATCHER - An Intense, Spirited War of WordsBWW Review: DREAM CATCHER - An Intense, Spirited War of Words
by Gil Kaan - Feb 2, 2016

The world premiere of playwright Stephen Sach's DREAM CATCHER receives a strong mounting at the Fountain Theatre powered by the intensity of its two strong performers Brian Tichnell and Elizabeth Frances. Cameron Watson ably directs this one continuous eighty-minute confrontation  between Roy and his girlfriend Opal. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert TonightLaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Taylor Swift, 'Uptown Funk', Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor Top 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; All the Winners!Taylor Swift, 'Uptown Funk', Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor Top 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; All the Winners!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 15, 2016

This year, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk', Taylor Swift's 1989, Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' and Meghan Trainor topped the 2016 honorees. Scroll down for all the winners! (more...)

Oh Dragon Theatre Co. Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD AuditionsOh Dragon Theatre Co. Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

Oh Dragon Theatre Company announces auditions for Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. (more...)

SKIP TO MY LOU to Play Theater For The New City February 17SKIP TO MY LOU to Play Theater For The New City February 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Steve Romagnoli's 'SKIP TO MY LOU,' Written by Steve Romagnoli and directed by S. C. Lucier. (more...)

AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC to Premiere Third Season on NJTV, 1/6AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC to Premiere Third Season on NJTV, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the 3rd Season of the award-winning American Songbook at NJPAC series will be broadcast on NJTV beginning January 6, 2016 (check local listings). (more...)

LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve. (more...)

Two-Time Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Star in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at Yale RepTwo-Time Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Star in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest will return to Yale Rep in Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. Jarlath Conroy will join Wiest in the production, which runs April 29-May 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre. Opening Night is set for Thursday, May 5. (more...)

Faith Evans, Naughty By Nature, Cissy Houston and More Set for Newark Celebration 350Faith Evans, Naughty By Nature, Cissy Houston and More Set for Newark Celebration 350
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Newark Celebration 350 (NC 350) is proud to present Newark's local hometown heroes and International recording artists Faith Evans, Naughty by Nature, Cissy Houston and India who are set to headline the Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Years of Newark's arts, culture and community as one of America's great historical cities. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Harrowing TWISTED MELODIES at The Black RepBWW Review: Harrowing TWISTED MELODIES at The Black Rep
by Chris Gibson - Apr 29, 2016

Donny Hathaway is the very definition of 'tortured genius', a singer/songwriter with velvety pipes, and melodies that were both memorable and timeless. Just listen to the gritty truths he expresses on his breakthrough tune, 'The Ghetto (pt. 1)', or his collaborations with Roberta Flack, particularly 'The Closer I Get to You' or 'Where is the Love?', and try and not fall right into the mood that each song creates. The tragedy of the whole thing is that Hathaway suffered from schizophrenia, often hearing voices in his head that ultimately led to his terribly untimely demise.This is by no means your typical revue or jukebox musical, but an internal exploration of the demons that haunted Hathaway, and from which he ultimately could not escape. (more...)

Chunky Move Reveals 2016 Next Move RecipientsChunky Move Reveals 2016 Next Move Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

For the first time since its inception, Chunky Move invited Australian dance makers to submit proposals for the ninth edition of Next Move, an initiative unique in scale in Australia that commissions new work, supporting and nurturing the next generation of leading dance makers. Chunky Move is delighted to announce the 2016 Next Move recipients: choreographer Melanie Lane, and choreographer Jo Lloyd in collaboration with performance maker Nicola Gunn. The recipients will premiere two new works this September 8-17 at Chunky Move Studios in Melbourne, in a double bill inspired by unique collaborations and a shared fascination for the histories embedded in each other's bodies. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

New Play THE MESSIAH COMPLEX to Explore Legacy of The Black Panthers at BRICNew Play THE MESSIAH COMPLEX to Explore Legacy of The Black Panthers at BRIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BRIC is pleased to present the world premiere of The Messiah Complex, a new play written by Nia Witherspoon and visionary director Charlotte Brathwaite with choreography by Ni'Ja Whitson and dramaturgy by Cherrie Moraga. (more...)

Pennington Players to One-Night-Only Performance of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 5/21Pennington Players to One-Night-Only Performance of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Pennington Players are pleased to announce a one-night only special event performance of Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, Songs for a New World, on Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 at 8:00PM.   (more...)

BWW Preview: Launch Pad and Idris Goodwin Bring the FUNK to UCSBBWW Preview: Launch Pad and Idris Goodwin Bring the FUNK to UCSB
by Maggie Yates - Apr 22, 2016

In 'We Want the Funk: A Rustbelt Lullaby on the One,' charismatic Chuck resolves to trust in the notion that economic depression and cultural oppression can be overcome by creating music. Chuck can't play an instrument, but he devotes his energy to forming a funk band to connect his community to their grander calling. That calling might be a literal ticket out of the slums if their band hits it big across the nation; but Chuck, who Goodwin describes as a 'Ghetto spiritual leader,' is more interested in the transcendent aspect of music. (more...)

MUSIQA to Present Mark Flood: Gratest Hits at CAMH This MayMUSIQA to Present Mark Flood: Gratest Hits at CAMH This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Musiqa, two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents a free LOFT concert, Mark Flood: Gratest Hits at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic DirectorAmerican Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andy Donald as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. Andy will take on producing and presenting duties within the artistic department, as well as taking the lead in the commissioning and development of new work. Andy will begin his role as Associate Artistic Director on July 5, 2016. (more...)

Alex Sensation MiamiBash 2016 Coming to AmericanAirlines Arena This SaturdayAlex Sensation MiamiBash 2016 Coming to AmericanAirlines Arena This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The LaMusica app from Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (SBSA) along with the leading radio station in South Florida, EL ZOL 106.7FM 9FM together with Felix Cabrera Presenta; are all set to present the Alex Sensation MIAMIBASH 2016, the most important musical performance of 2016 on Saturday (more...)

Sneak Peek - Stephen Schwartz on THIRTEEN's American Songbook at NJPAC, 4/17Sneak Peek - Stephen Schwartz on THIRTEEN's American Songbook at NJPAC, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Stephen Schwartz and Friends will air on THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Sunday, 4/17 at 1pm on THIRTEEN; and 3:30pm on WLIW21. (more...)

Bloody Knives Release Third Single 'Static' from Upcoming AlbumBloody Knives Release Third Single 'Static' from Upcoming Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Suffocating surrounded by a filthy poisonous haze. Drowning at the bottom of an icy lake with a brick tied to your ankle. Held hostage with a gun to your head. (more...)

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