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Arena Stage Co-founder and Regional Theater Champion Zelda Fichandler Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Arena Stage is deeply saddened to announce that visionary leader and pioneer of the regional theater movement Zelda Fichandler has died today, July 29, 2016, at the age of 91. (more...)

David Heron Takes on Shakespeare in the Park - Jamaican Style!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Audiences attending the New York Classical Theatre's current production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale in Manhattan's Battery Park are experiencing a rare treat- the words of the Bard being spoken in lilting Jamaican 'patois'- or dialect- by award winning actor David Heron, who appears as King Polixenes of Bohemia in the show. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o Stars in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Below, get a first look at the brand new spot for QUEEN OF KATWE. Directed by Mira Nair, the film starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Just last night, Broadway's best came out for a special screening of Florence Foster Jenkins. Hosted by Colman Domingo, Cynthia Erivo, Patina Miller, Matthew Morrison, and Max von Essen, the evening celebrated Paramount's new film, which hits theatres on August 12. (more...)

Breaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Moves Up Final Bow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After last month's announcement that the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris would close on January 1, 2017 at Broadway's Palace Theatre, the musical's producers have just confirmed an earlier closing date. (more...)

Lynn University Sets 2016–17 Jan McArt's New Play Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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

BWW Reviews: Doug Varone and Dancers Further the Art
by Steve Feeney - Jul 25, 2016

Doug Varone and Company impress at Bates Dance Fest with new and classic work. (more...)

BWW Review: HISTORY LIT Presents Three Immersive Plays at Perfectly Matched Locations Around the Pasadena Museum of History
by Shari Barrett - Jul 19, 2016

When you check in for HISTORY LIST, you will receive a color-coded program which indicates the group with whom and in what order you will walk around the site to witness the plays. The entire audience returns to a central meeting point in front of the historical Fenyes Mansion, led by time period costume-matched Tour Guides who go on to appear as characters within the play at the location where they have led you. Try to stay as close to these guides as you walk with them as their comical banter is not to be missed. I truly enjoy asking them questions as we walked, knowing their improvised answers will perfectly match the characters they are playing. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The season begins with King Lear by William Shakespeare. The production will coincide with the Folger Shakespeare Library's national tour of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, which will bring a rare first folio to UConn's campus where it will be displayed September 1-25, 2016 in the William Benton Museum of Art. King Lear will be directed by Dale AJ Rose and play onstage in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre October 6-16, 2016. (more...)

Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2016 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2016 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Rory Macdonald will lead the orchestra and 2016 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Aria Umezawa will stage the program, featuring works by Bizet, Bernstein, Donizetti, Offenbach, Mozart, J. Strauss, Puccini, Berlioz, Britten, Humperdinck, Flotow, Glück, and Rossini. The performance is a culmination of the 12-week Merola Opera training program, and all 23 of the 2016 Merola singers will perform, under the coaching and direction of their fellow artists. A special artists' reception follows the Grand Finale (tickets sold separately). (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

World Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEARED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) begins its fourteenth season with the tasty World Premiere Seared by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. Searedis a special commission by San Francisco Playhouse. Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016. (more...)

Skip Hop Plays Starring Role in New Heathrow Airport Advertisement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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WGN America's UNDERGROUND Celebrated at 2016 Joint Convention in Washington DC
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

WGN America's critically acclaimed, hit series UNDERGROUND was highlighted last Friday, August 5 at the joint convention for the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1. (more...)

Cast Changes Announced For West End's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

As the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA heads towards its 30th birthday at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, Ben Forster continues to star as 'The Phantom' alongside Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

BWW Review: Unsettling, Haunting SANS MERCI at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Aug 8, 2016

When the lights went off to signal the ending of none too fragile's production of Johnna Adams' unsettling, haunting, thought-provoking Sans Merci, my immediate reaction was, 'Oh, please fellow audience members, don't clap!' (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation To Present Fifth & Final PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE at The Harriet Himmel Theater on August 16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation today announced that the brand new City Tap in CityPlace would be hosting a pre-concert cocktail party prior to the fifth and final annual PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE (PTS), which will be held at The Harriet Himmel Theater on Tuesday, August 16. (more...)

Boston Court to Present Aleshea Harris' WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court to present Aleshea Harris' What to Send Up When It Goes Down as a community event on two nights, August 21 at 6pm and August 22 at 7:30pm in the Marjorie Branson Performance Space at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents REGULAR SINGING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents the Boston-area premiere of Regular Singing by Richard Nelson, September 3-25, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

IFA 2016: en route to the next top brand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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'Harriet Tubman' to Be Featured in Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Not only will Harriet Tubman grace the face of the new $20 bill, but she will also have a starring role in WGN America's hit series UNDERGROUND, from Sony Pictures Television, which begins production on season two in Savannah, Georgia (more...)

Faculty for 2016-17 School Year at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Faculty for the 2016-17 school year at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and ABT JKO School Artistic Director Cynthia Harvey.  Joining the faculty this year as Principal Guest Instructor is former ABT Principal Dancer Ethan Stiefel.  Also returning to train the next generation of dancers is former ABT and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Robert La Fosse.  Both Stiefel and La Fosse will teach students in the ABT JKO Pre-Professional Division. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Speak at Opening of FIRST FOLIO! Exhibition at UConn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The widespread news coverage earlier this year of the discovery in Scotland of a previously unknown first edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare is bringing greater interest to the national traveling exhibition "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" that will be on display at the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn from Sept. 1 to 25. (more...)

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Acquire Rights to Hilde Lysiak's Forthcoming Four Book Series HILDE CRACKS THE CASE
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 9 year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak's forthcoming book series “Hilde Cracks the Case” (Scholastic, Fall 2017). Inspired by true news stories that Hilde Lysiak has broken throughout her aspiring career as a journalist, the mystery series stars Hilde along with her older sister Izzy, her sidekick/newspaper photographer, as the two girls stop at nothing to uncover the truth. The deal also includes Lysiak's life story rights. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE DONMAR SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY
by Marianka Swain - Aug 24, 2016

The Donmar will break out beyond its Covent Garden home, opening a new, in-the-round, 420-seat temporary theatre at King's Cross in association with Theatre Tracks, immediately adjacent to King's Cross station and directly accessible from King's Boulevard. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago to Present REPRISE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

An old man returns a violin to Northwestern Settlement. Ms. Harriet Vittum lent it to him 80 years earlier with the promise that he bring it back when he was done. With original music and lyrics inspired by Chicago's cultural traditions, Reprise follows an immigrant story as we discover what he did with the instrument all those years, how he knew he was finished, and what it meant to keep his promise. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More to Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala Honoring Horton Foote
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2016 Gala will celebrate the Horton Foote Centennial on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at 583 Park Avenue, will be chaired by Charles Davis, Hallie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Schoenfeld Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Aug 22, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to give you a sneak peek of the new book, with a look at: The Schoenfeld Theatre... (more...)

Allah-Las Unveil 'Could Be You' Video; CALICO REVIEW Album Out 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

“Could Be You,” the new video from Allah-Las' forthcoming album, Calico Review, premieres today via Interview Magazine, who says, “Allah-Las is a bona fide Los Angeles rock band...creating down-to-earth tracks that sound as though they emerged from a sultry garage in Southern California.” (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Extends Booking to July 2017
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Today, the producers of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL release for sale a further 200,000 tickets taking booking at the Aldwych Theatre to 22 July 2017. The performance schedule is Monday at 7.30pm, Tuesday at 2.30pm, Wednesday at 7.30pm, Thursday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces Autumn Season of Work by Classic Writers
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

Comprising works by two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a giant of European Theatre and one of the great English novelists, the season kicks off with Winnie The Pooh creator, A A Milne's 1921 theatrical work The Dover Road, which runs from September 6 to October 1 and is directed by Nichola McAuliffe. The Dover Road, which was first performed in 1921, is a light- hearted comedy set in a mysterious house just off the Dover Road, inhabited by the enigmatic Mr Latimer. Two runaway couples find themselves enjoying the hospitality of a complete stranger, who seems to have an underlying purpose of his own... (more...)

Lypsinka to Return to Provincetown This Weekend at the Crown & Anchor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at Town Hall in Provincetown, MA when Lypsinka returns to Provincetown for the first time in 19 years with the acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set for one performance only, Saturday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

HOW THE DEVIL BECAME PRESIDENT Announces Re-Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Author Eugene Shapiro re-releases his satirical work of fiction that offers the story line of 'How far-fetched would it be that a crass, New York hotel developer, (who's really the devil and never held a single public office), ends up running for president against a polished woman who's a Yale Law School graduate turned- Governor?' (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's Mother Kathleen Ruhl to Star in Chicago Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager. Directed by Jessica Thebus, the production will feature Kathleen Ruhl, surrounded by the Shattered Globe Ensemble. FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will play April 6 - May 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis Praises American Hero Harriet Tubman on LATE SHOW
by - Aug 2, 2016

The star of "Suicide Squad" Viola Davis stopped by THE LATE SHOW and explained to Stephen that she used to stand up to bullies by making them face her tough older sister Anita. (more...)

Oshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Oshman Family JCC will present the West Coast premiere of an acclaimed new production of The Dybbuk, featuring an all-star cast, 8pm Saturday, September 24, and 5pm Sunday, September 25 at the OFJCC's Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. The Dybbuk is a multimedia chamber opera composed by Ofer Ben-Amots, inspired by S. Ansky's timeless Yiddish play, and directed by Thomas Lindblade. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents 1776 with All-Female Cast September-October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Next month, Mad Cow Theatre will open its 20th season with 1776, the Tony Award-winning musical which celebrates the creation of America's Declaration of Independence. Mad Cow's unique production, which features an exclusively female cast, will run from September 23 through October 23 in Mad Cow's Harriet Theater, located on the second floor of 54 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando. Regular tickets range from $38-$45, available at 407-297-8788 or madcowtheatre.com. (more...)

America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will get a first look at six wildly different new works that range from imagining moments in the lives of famous people such as Sigmund Freud and Mabel Dodge Luhan or events taking place in a spaceship, an asylum, and a uterus. The composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. is certainly keeping busy after his Tony-winning run on Broadway in HAMILTON. Variety writes that the actor is in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's new big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

'WOMEN AT THE FRONTLINE' Exhibition to Make U.S. Premiere in Bayside
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Buffalo, N.Y. - The 'Women at the Frontline of Mass Violence and Genocide' photography exhibit will have its U.S. premiere at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives at Queensborough Community College, in partnership with the French organization Yahad-In Unum. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. (more...)

Thom Sandberg Launches 'Lylian; Lost Land of the Lytles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Award winning advertising guru and creator of famed elf, mr. little guy, Thom Sandberg announces the release of his debut book, 'Lylian; Lost Land of the Lytles.' This captivating first novel by Sandberg creates an entirely new world of enchantment, danger, and a race of lost creatures, 10-inches tall. Readers age 8 - 12 will have the adventure of a lifetime as they join the main character Lucia Boyd and her father Leo as they discover the island nation of Lylian. (more...)

Lynn University Announces 2016–2017 Jan McArt's New Play Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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Crossroads Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Crossroads Theatre Company will pay homage to the power, glory and struggles of women both famous and not in its upcoming 2016-17 season announced by Producing Artistic Director Marshall Jones III. (more...)

Allah-Las Unveil 'Could Be You' Music Video; New Album Out This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

“Could Be You,” the new video from Allah-Las' forthcoming album, Calico Review, premieres today via Interview Magazine, who says, “Allah-Las is a bona fide Los Angeles rock band...creating down-to-earth tracks that sound as though they emerged from a sultry garage in Southern California.” (more...)

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