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Cafe Carlyle Presents RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED: Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Ricky Nelson Remembered: Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson will celebrate one of America's first teen idols, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson for one night only, February 3 (late show). Ricky Nelson emerged from The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet to establish himself as one of the most important rock artists and influential musicians of the last 50 years. (more...)

The Regional Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS Kicks Off Dragon Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

When Jack, a New York banker, suddenly shows up at his parents' Cincinnati home in the middle of the night with a sack full of ice cream and no wife, his sister Lorna wants to know what's going on. Where's his socialite wife? Is he home for good? And why is he giving away so much money? Theresa Rebeck's (Bad Dates, Dragon 2011) dark comedy examines the conflict between Main Street and Wall Street, flyover state values versus coastal state values, and the humor within a family in turmoil.  (more...)

Ben Aldridge Stars In World Premiere Of New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

'When I looked up, I saw him. Burnt orange, bright against the summer woods. He stood grandly on all fours, the King.' (more...)

The Jewish Museum Presents FOCUS ON JOHN SINGER SARGENT PAINTING And TAKE ME (I'M YOURS)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events begins in January with a lecture by curator Tessa Murdoch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a discussion featuring contemporary artists Uri Aran and Ian Cheng.  Other highlights include an adult studio art workshop and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions. (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...)

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar today announced a rich array of programming for the Festival's 2017 season, including a world premiere commission by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Aaron Jay Kernis. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty returned The St. James Studio over the holidays to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars stars. (more...)

The Drama Book Shop Enters its 100th Anniversary Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The historic Drama Book Shop, located just steps from the heart of Times Square, has been an important part of the theatrical community for 99 years. Now, with the arrival of 2017, the historic book shop begins its 100th Anniversary Year. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for one week, February 14 - 19, 2017. Produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song. (more...)

BizEquity CTO Semyon Fishman Wins SmartCEO's 2017 Executive Management CTO Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) will embark on a thrilling musical journey with Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, February 19, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Kronos Quartet Returns for New Works, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., San Francisco's celebrated Kronos Quartet returns to Zankel Hall for a program of new works, six of which were commissioned as part of Carnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project, including the world premiere of Rhiannon Giddens's At the Purchaser's Option with Variations.  Additional commissioned works include Garth Knox'sSatellites; Kala Ramnath's Amrit (arr. Reena Esmail); Nicole Lizée's Another Living Soul; Tanya Tagaq's Sivunittinni (arr. Jacob Garchik); and Fodé Lassana Diabaté's Sunjata's Time(arr. Jacob Garchik) on which Diabaté will join the quartet on the balafon. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE at En Route Productions
by Joni Lorraine - Jan 16, 2017

So DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE. Let me begin by heaping praise on female playwright Sarah Ruhl for bringing us a quirky and lovable female lead, and a story dominated by female characters. Second, thank goodness for En Route productions and their two female artistic directors, one of whom also directed the show, the other whom also designed the set. Third, credit is due to this theatre company for incorporating their work into the visual arts landscape to give us a double dose of worthy culture in a city where having a sandwich at Micklethwaite Meats is possibly as close as some hipsters will get to art or theatre. (more...)

GOING WEST: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Premiere Headed to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

B Street Theatre will present the World Premiere of Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad as the third production in the 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Wharton Center ends Jan 15
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 15, 2017

I felt the earth move under my feet when the audience of over 1000 people jumped to their feet to give the cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL a standing ovation, accompanied by thunderous applause. The Wharton Center showing was absolutely fabulous! Sunday night is the final performance of this amazing show. (more...)

Three New American Opera Projects to Premiere in Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Three new operas developed by American Opera Projects to premiere:  two on race relations in America and one on the future of sex. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Video: Meet Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham's Characters on MERCY STREET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2017

MERCY STREET, the much-acclaimed Civil War-era drama set in the occupied city of Alexandria, Virginia, will return to PBS stations for a second season on January 22 2017, at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). In addition to returning theatre stars Josh Radnor, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, Gary Cole, and more, the new season will welcome two faces familiar to Broadway fans, Tony-winner Patina Miller and Tony-nominee Bryce Pinkham. (more...)

BAFTA Winner Ciara Baxendale Stars in New One Woman Play at VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

'It's all fun and games 'til the balloon says hello.' (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation Presents Music for the Mind Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

???????The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Company will perform a special upcoming public benefit concert at the Harriet Himmel Theater for Cultural and Performing Arts at CityPlace. (more...)

New Encore Lounge Comedy Season Announced At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre today announce a brand new programme of comedy in the upcoming spring season. (more...)

Dame Harriet Walter to Chat, Sign New Book at The Drama Book Shop This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome back Dame Harriet Walter for a discussion about her new book, Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women, on Monday, February 6th at 5:00PM. (more...)

BWW Book Review: BRUTUS AND OTHER HEROINES by Harriet Walter
by Marianka Swain - Dec 8, 2016

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan's Cymbeline and Michelle Terry's Henry V to Glenda Jackson's Lear and Phyllida Lloyd's landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. (more...)

Maria Aitken to Direct Francesca Faridany and James Waterston in DESIGN FOR LIVING at The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Acting Company will launch its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Noel Coward's wonderfully wicked British comedy Design for Living on Monday, December 12th at 7 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at the Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, It Shoulda Been You will play January 13 - 29, 2017 on The Henegar Center main stage. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces 'The Mind/Body Connection' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announces its 2017 Season, 'The Mind/Body Connection.' The season includes three new plays linked under this mind/body connection and told from distinctly female perspectives. These bold works explore how we separate our primal, instinctive physical beings from our intellectual and emotional selves. The season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation to Present KRETZER KIDS IN CONCERT at CityPlace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation (KPMF) presents 'Kretzer Kids' in Concert! This concert is part of the ongoing Music for the Mind monthly concert series to benefit music education. (more...)

Rosie Kay Dance Company's New Work 'MK ULTRA' Teams Up with Lady Gaga Designer Gary Card and Tours in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Rosie Kay Dance Company, headed by artistic director and choreographer Rosie Kay and winner of Best Independent Company at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards in 2015, will tour its new work MK ULTRA from 17 March to 18 May 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Theatre's HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Dec 3, 2016

4 and 5 star reviews continue to float across the media as critics and audiences alike praise The Hope Theatre's 25th anniversary in-house production of Bryony Lavery's hilarious Mill's and Boon pastiche 'Her Aching Heart' since curtains rose on the 29th November. (more...)

PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY to Welcome Lisa Chavez for Debut on 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Mezzo soprano Lisa Chavez make will make her debut appearance with the popular New York classical concert series 'PREformances with Allison Charney' on December 5 at theGoldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Ms. Chavez, who just finished performances with the New York City Opera, will join PREformances featured guest artists violinist Laura Goldberg, composer and pianist Moshe Knoll and virtuoso pianist Julia Zilberquit - as a surprise addition to the concert roster - replacing mezzo soprano, Sara Murphy who is indisposed. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL Takes Wharton Center's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony® & Grammy Award®-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its East Lansing premiere as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

WESTERN a Play with Music Opens at the NSTF Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Opening January 5, as a part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival, the newly minted Harvey Dunn Campfire is pleased to present a twisted look at a beloved genre, WESTERN, a play with music. Jointly created between acclaimed theatre practitioners Playwright Matthew Gorman, Composer Gordon Bolan and Director Geoffrey Pounsett, and featuring a cast of award-winning talent, WESTERN, a play with music delivers all that we love from the wild west. (more...)

BWW Review: Andrew Rannells, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, and More Reject Donald Trump's Plea for Antiseptic Theater in A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE Benefit
by Casey Mink - Dec 24, 2016

Early on the morning of November 19, Donald Trump took to Twitter (as he has a tendency to do) to make the assertion that "The Theater must always be a safe and special place." On December 19, one month to the day after Trump's Broadway-fueled Twitter deluge, Liz Meriwether and Shira Milikowsky put on A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE, an evening of works written and performed by some of the theater's best and most promising talents. The event, held within the atmospheric walls of the McKittrick Hotel and which benefited The Trevor Project and Kids in Need of Defense was, as you could guess, anything but what Trump would deem "safe and special." (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel, Monster to the Steppenwolf stage. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST to Storm Into St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse teams up once again with London's Donmar Warehouse to introduce American audiences to director Phyllida Lloyd's immensely celebrated new all-female staging of The Tempest, January 13 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: HER ACHING HEART, The Hope Theatre, 1 December 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 2, 2016

Hosted in the ambiguously small The Hope Theatre, decked in ruby velvet and rather decadent furniture for the occasion, this 25th Anniversary production of Bryony Lavery and directed by Matthew Parker, Her Aching Heart is funny, energetic, and deliciously overdramatic. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to Launch New Works Series with FRIDA Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the launch of a new works program to incubate and develop new musicals for the stage. The program is helmed by Matt Schicker and will kick off on Monday, December 5 at 3:30PM at Pearl Studios in New York, NY, with an invite-only Actors' Equity Association stage reading of Frida, a musical with book and lyrics by Michael Aman and music by Dana P. Rowe. (more...)

THURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Thurgood, January 7-February 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Full Line-Up Confirmed for 'An Anderson and Petty Christmas'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In addition to the stars below, 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' has recently added Katie Brayben, Lynne Wilmot, and Declan Egan to the line-up of this one-night-only concert on December 19.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Drama UNDERGROUND
by - Dec 14, 2016

WGN America's critically acclaimed, hit original drama UNDERGROUND, which struck a chord with viewers and ignited a social media movement, will premiere its second season on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried Star in New Dramedy THE LAST WORD
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried star in the new dramedy THE LAST WORD, hitting theaters on March 3rd. (more...)

Isaac Mizrahi, Suzanne Vega and More Slated for Cafe Carlyle's Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has announced the Cafe Carlyle's winter 2017 season, which features the venue debuts of TV star, comedian and writer Jill Kargman; fashion icon, author and pop culture fixture Isaac Mizrahi; and seminal singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega; as well as the return of audience favorites John Lloyd Young and Joan Osborne. (more...)

Carolyn Popadin and the Long Island Rep Present THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Carolyn Popadin  and the Long Island Rep present Lowell Swortzell's play about Clement Moore, who wrote the famous poem now synonymous with Christmas. Watch the  poem come to life on stage in this holiday gem for the whole family. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co. of Woodstock, Illinois. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Charm Wharton Center This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony- & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its East Lansing premiere as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

Lynn University to Stage Readings of Three New Plays by Jan McArt in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, will present three of Jan McArt's New Play Readings in 2017. Under the leadership and guidance of McArt, this program develops new plays by highly acclaimed playwrights through staged readings. (more...)

Last Chance to See THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood at the Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Audiences have only six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed West End production of Sir Ronald Harwood's The Dresser which brings together a multi award-winning cast and creative team in a five-star revival. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre 2017 Summer Intensive Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive National Audition Tour will kick off January 7, 2017 in New York City and will visit a total of 27 cities through February 12, 2017. Intermediate and advanced students, ages 9 to 24, are invited to audition for ABT's New York, Collegiate and satellite Summer Intensives, and Young Dancer Summer Workshop. (more...)

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