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The Cape Dance Company presents two new works by acclaimed choreographers Bradley Shelver and Adele Blank.

McCartney Guitarist Brian Ray Debuts Track at Guitar World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Wicked Cool is proud to announce the release of a two-track digital-only single from Brian Ray today. (more...)

BWW Review: Courage Fights For Kindness In First Stage World Premiere ROBIN HOOD
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 24, 2017

Enjoy an adventurous trip with First Stage and their singing Troubadour through the 14th century Sherwood Forest. In a collaboration with playwrights Joe Foust and John Maclay, Jeff Frank directs the world premiere Robin Hood--- complete with thrilling stage combat from the legendary anti-hero. This courageous Robin Hood 'asked for donations' from the English Elite at the point of his sword, collected and then contributed to the poor surrounding him in England. Among Robin's following where those, merry men and women who wanted to participate in as Maclay says, 'a rebellion against greed and corruption' in an attempt to right the wrongs in their world. Frank, Foust and Maclay turn the stage into Robin Hood's playground through Jody Sekas' stage design and Melissa Torchia's costume design, which allows an extremely fluid and fast paced production. Geoffrey, a young performer Jeff Burns from the Sherwood Forest cast, sings and strums Musical Director Jeff Schaetzke's original ballads playing the roving troubadour. His idiosyncratic lyrics make the audience laugh, as does the often contemporary, tongue in cheek humor throughout the play-often hilarious. While actor Dominique Worsley embodies a fierce, yet sympathetic Robin, Maclay's Sheriff of Nottingham and Foust's incomparable Archbishop of York stir their own brand of extraordinary humor and strength trying to capture 'the Hood.' (more...)

Registration is Now Open for Seven Spooky Weeks At Penobscot Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Registration is now open for Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy Summer 2017, seven weeks of full-day programming for students aged 4-20. The program is structured in two multi-week sessions culminating in fully produced and technically supported shows performed on the company's historic stage at the Bangor Opera House. (more...)

Tracy Morgan Comes to Netflix With All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special STAYING ALIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Tracy Morgan is making his much-anticipated return to stand-up with STAYING ALIVE, an all-new comedy special exclusively for Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The stand-up special, shot before a packed house at New Jersey's landmark Count Basie Theatre, will launch globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (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...)

MetLiveArts Presents March Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

MetLiveArts presents the following programs for the month of March, including Modern Voices, Kannapolis, and more. (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Present Disney's THE LION KING, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc., in residence at CCBC Essex, opens its spring season with Disney's The Lion King, Jr. (more...)

ONE FUNNY MOTHER: Hilarious Off Broadway Solo Comedy at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Comedian/writer, former Miss New Jersey and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard stars in "One Funny Mother" from March 2 through March 12, 2017 at Bucks County Playhouse as part of their Visiting Artists Series. Her hilarious solo comedy show focuses on the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. "One Funny Mother" is an Off Broadway hit currently touring the United States that was recently named "Best One Woman Show" at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. (more...)

BWW Feature: PNC'S BROADWAY IN LOUISVILLE 2017-18 Season Announcement at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Feb 24, 2017

Louisville's new line up of Broadway's finest has been announced! (more...)

Performers Coming Together to Rise Up
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Voices of local actors and musicians will come together to celebrate their talents at Diversity Rising: A Concert. Produced by an up and coming film director, Rantea Thompson, the concert will raise the voices of underrepresented theater actors and actresses in New York City with performances by Matt & The Mustang, C. Michael, Meredith McKay, Lauren, Permanent Wave, Grace Bennet, and Doris Ellen Estallo. We hope you will find interest in attending the concert. (more...)

Archivo Carol Rama Presents Venice Solo Exhibition, May 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Beginning May 8, 2017, the Archivio Carol Rama is proud to present the first Venice exhibition in a decade to celebrate the late artist Carol Rama (b. 1918, Turin, Italy-d. 2015, Turin, Italy). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Association with Women in Media Newark Presents an Innovative Art Exhibit "Women in the World: A Visual Perspective" Curated by renowned New Jersey artists Gladys Barker Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler. (more...)

Gasp! will Return to the Tampa Museum of Art for a Fourth Year on March 31st
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Creative Loafing's fourth annual Gasp!, presented by Tampa International Airport, is a performing arts event like no other -  a kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret and more at the Tampa Museum of Art on Friday, March 31st, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's KURIOS in Dallas
by Christina Hoth - Feb 23, 2017

A case of Kuriosity struck Dallas/Ft. Worth this past weekend as Cirque Du Soleil rolled out the big top tents for their newest series, KURIOS, at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.  As a premier performing arts troupe, Cirque never ceases to delight crowds with their authentically unique shows. (more...)

Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In L. B. Johnson's new book, Small Town Roads ($14.99, paperback, 9781498490719, $7.99, eBook, 9781498490726) two women, one a young police officer from a major urban area, and another, an elderly retired teacher living in a tiny rural farm town, become unexpected neighbors and unlikely friends. When an act of violence draws them together, that friendship becomes a testament to God's faith, a healing balm for grief, and hope for a future that is not always clear. In the tradition of Kent Harauf's bestselling Plainsong, L.B. Johnson has written a lyrical, meditative story that acknowledges the dangers and comforts of our world. Small Town Roads is a loving story about an old, slow place where the terrible loneliness of grief eases because ordinary people decide to be community. With this, her first fiction novel after two #1 best best-selling Memoirs, she reveals a writer that can be enjoyed today as well as looked for tomorrow. (more...)

Ensemble 212 Presents CULTURAL CONVERGENCES: Inspired by the Land of the Morning Calm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

New York-based orchestral collective Ensemble 212 presents Cultural Convergences: Inspired by the Land of the Morning Calm, an evening of all-new music influenced by the dance, poetry, and spirituality of Korea. (more...)

BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Feb 23, 2017

What has consumed 400,000 bottles of water, 50,000 rolls of self-grip tape by company physiotherapists, created 60 marriages netting 88 babies born (and more on the way)? (more...)

The Empress of R&B, Natasha C. Coward, to Play The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

She is known as The Empress of Real R&B. With a vocal range that cause listeners to jump to their feet in awe Natasha C. Coward's amazing voice has been compared to the likes of Patti Labelle, Yolanda Adams, Aretha Franklin and the late Whitney Houston. From the moment you listen to her, you're captivated by a voice that stimulates the mind, body and soul. Natasha C. Coward is awakening musical souls throughout the music industry with her style and Grace. (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...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'God's Abundant Grace on an Unexpected Journey': a story written from the perspective of the patient's wife of 57 years, bearing witness as their faith at times wavered and fears abounded. 'God's Abundant Grace on an Unexpected Journey' is the creation of published author Jacque Smith-McKnight, a retired Executive Director of a Christian counseling center, former women's ministry director, mother and grandmother. (more...)

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE Rocks Out at Standing Room Only Productions
by Brett Cullum - Feb 23, 2017

This story is universal, but the intricate score and stellar cast are unique and astounding. (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Playwright Theatre's THE HONEY TRAP a Brilliant Debut
by Andrew White - Feb 23, 2017

Last weekend I visited one of my friends in the great theatre town of Boston; while there I got to see an exciting new play that by rights should be produced here in the Washington area, and soon. A new playwright, Leo McGann, born and raised in Belfast, has written 'The Honey Trap' and it is a work as mature and necessary as any I have seen--and over the years I've seen quite a lot. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Sustained by Love thru the Wars': a gripping and potent memoir of a childhood in Soeul, Korea during World War II and the Korean War. 'Sustained by Love thru the Wars' is the creation of published author Hi-Dong Chai, an electrical engineer with a long list of professional accolades who never forgot his life's journey as the last son of a Christian minister jailed for his faith and service to God. (more...)

Explore Son Jarocho's Past and Present at Greenwich House Music School
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New York City son jarocho pioneers Radio Jarocho present a new project exploring the origins of son jarocho, the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico. In this journey through the genre's baroque, West African, and indigenous Mexican roots, Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino will trace son jarocho from its rural ancestry to the global phenomenon that it is today at Greenwich House Music School. (more...)

Portland Revels Introduces TRADITION DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE ARGENTINE TANGO Portland Revels presents an afternoon and evening of classes, dance and music-making as part of our new Tradition Days program.  Come and learn the history of tango music, and learn to tango!  (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Feb 22, 2017

When Aurora makes her first appearance in SLEEPING BEAUTY, the audience usually sits up-there's a murmur, an anticipation. THE STAR is here, and she's in charge for the next two hours. And THE STAR had better be ready. The audience is watching her every move, not to mention her every mishap. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 2/21
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Beloved 'Saturday Night Live' personality - and the longest serving 'anchor' on the show's wildly popular 'Weekend Update' - Seth Meyers takes over as host of NBC's 'Late Night,' home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and the best in musical talent. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Peek at the Costumes for PlayMakers' TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at the Paul Green Theatre, from March 1 through 19, 2017. The Slim Aarons flavor of the production design can be seen in newly released promotional photos below. (more...)

Laura Leanne Cook Shares DAFFODILS & GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

'Daffodils and Grace': a story of love and loss, survival and trust through the healing power of God's love. 'Daffodils and Grace' is the creation of published author Laura Leanne Cook, a court clerk, amateur photographer, outdoorswoman and mother who has a soft spot for older Country music, the performing arts and travel. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Feb 22, 2017

We're in Dublin and it's 1986. Jimmy and his musician friends are fed up of art school synth music and want to bring soul music back to the people. The Commitments is adapted from Roddy Doyle's novel of the same name (that in turn was made into a cult hit film). However, for a show that proclaims on countless occasions that soul is 'the music of the people' and eulogises about it's importance- it is evening strangely devoid of that very thing. (more...)

Gail Turner Stevenson Says 'Dreams Really Do Come True' in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

'Dreams Really Do Come True': a true story of one woman's journey from abandonment and deep sorrow in her early childhood to ultimate joy by the Grace of her relationship with God. 'Dreams Really Do Come True' is the creation of published author Gail Turner Stevenson, a member of First Christian Church in Carthage, Texas, wife and mother of two grown children. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to present DANCE FEST: XY DANCE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company honors the art of contemporary dance with the XY Dance Project on Saturday, March 18 at 8pm in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

LA LA LAND, GAME OF THRONES Among Costume Designers Guild Award Winners; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The winners of the Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton. (more...)

Saxophonist, Singer, and Composer Grace Kelly Comes to Jazz Café 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. And Jazz Café is proud to host this young phenom, for two shows at 8:00PM and 10:00 PM, on Friday, March 10th. (more...)

Cal State Fullerton's Spring 2017 Season Opens with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Cal State Fullerton's Spring 2017 Season opens with William Shakespeare's classic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Professor Mark Ramont and running February 24-March 12, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. (more...)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Announces Workshops Led By Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting announces its 2017 live online workshop programme, and for the first time offers three international workshops from Australia, India and New York. These free workshops, led by celebrated writers including Suzan-Lori Parks, are freely available online and offer budding playwrights, and potential prize winners, the chance to develop their craft with the advice of these leading professionals. (more...)

BWW Review: Suspenseful New Drama THE HONEY TRAP at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 21, 2017

Belfast native playwright Leo McGann and Director Adam Kassim have crafted a ready-for-prime-time taut, suspenseful drama about memories and guilt decades after the Troubles in Ireland. The cast is anchored by Boston theater pros Barlow Adamson and Maureen Keiller, along with an eager quartet of Boston University acting students. THE HONEY TRAP has universal appeal as it follows the journey of a troubled man. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Return to Chicago for the First Time in 10 Years with the Boston Pops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters makes her Auditorium Theatre debut, and her first Chicago appearance in over 10 years, on March 31 when she joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a special, one-night-only performance.  (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

ALADDIN to Launch Magic Carpet Ride in Melbourne This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

It will be a whole new world for the Sydney hit Aladdin as the multi-award winning Broadway musical takes flight for Melbourne next month. One of the biggest shows to Grace the Australian stages in years Aladdin must take its last magic carpet ride on March 26 at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents THE FARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Textile Co. is presenting The Fare, a new play about how a dispute between a Pakistani cabbie and a banker sets off events that change both of their lives. The show, which  runs at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., in Manhattan, March 16 to 26 Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m., is an Actors' Equity approved showcase. (more...)

5th Wall and Modlin Center to Present THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW will play February 23 -24, 2017, co-produced by 5th Wall Theatre and the Modlin Center for the Arts. (more...)

Ophelia's Jump Theatre presents A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Ophelia's Jump Productions announces the second production of their fifth season with A Behanding in Spokane, a 2010 black comedy written by the award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. Due to a scheduling conflict with their recent location, this production will be performed in an industrial space located at 2114 Porterfield Way in Upland, located next door to LAST NAME BREWING. (more...)

New Jersey Cabaret Festival Announces Debuts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

NiCori Studios and Productions presents the first New Jersey Cabaret Festival at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9, both at 7pm.  Both nights will feature over 20 multi-award winning, musical talents who were either born, reside or have strong ties to New Jersey. (more...)

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