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Broadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for the 2017.18 Pops Season. The season includes six subscription concerts: Under the Streetlamp with the cast of Chicago's Jersey Boys; Holiday Pops with Andreas Delfs; a semi-staged production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady; Great Balls of Fire! with pianist Tony DeSare; Patriotic Pops with Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins; and Great American Songbook with Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Ashley Brown. (more...)

WGN American to Present Special Episode of UNDERGROUND Featuring Harriet Tubman
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

WGN America announced today that the sixth installment of its gripping, hit series, UNDERGROUND, slated to air at a special time on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, will in its entirety feature a solo performance by Aisha Hinds (more...)

Women Supporting Women At The Inaugural Tonic Awards
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 30, 2017

The May Fair Hotel welcomed a vast array of women ready to celebrate their fellow sisters' achievements in the British theatre world on Wednesday 26 March. (more...)

Enjoy Family Fun at Arts Centre Melbourne this Winter and Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

???????An exciting winter and spring program featuring fun adaptations of popular books Horrible Harriet and The Gruffalo, Irish dance theatre, circus, comedy for kids and breathtaking puppetry will make Arts Centre Melbourne the place for families when the weather gets cold this winter and spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners of the Inaugural Tonic Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The winners were announced at the ceremony last night for the inaugural Tonic Awards, at the May Fair Theatre hosted by Jenni Murray DBE. The Awards were initiated to celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Lead Benefit Reading of THE CHALK GARDEN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Angela Lansbury will appear in The Chalk Garden, after all! (more...)

Tony Kushner's HOMEBODY to Play Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underground Railway Theater will present Tony Kushner's Homebody from April 20 - May 7, 2017. Homebody is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Saturday, April 22 at 8PM. (more...)

Donmar's All-Female Shakespeare Trilogy and More Win Inaugural Tonic Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The winners were announced at the ceremony tonight for the inaugural Tonic Awards, at the May Fair Theatre hosted by Jenni Murray DBE. The Awards were initiated to celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center to Present Two New Works by Enda Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center (IAC) join forces to introduce New York audiences to two new works by the Tony Award-winning Irish playwright-director Enda Walsh. (more...)

BWW Review: DANIEL TIGERS NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! A Terrific Time at Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 27, 2017

This past weekend, for two performances only, the touring production of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! entertained many families at Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse, New York. The production was just pure fun and a wonderful way to introduce young children to live theater. The music, the lights, the sets, and the costumes brought the familiar character of Daniel Tiger and all of his neighborhood friends to life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lily Tomlin Visits Broadway's ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

ANASTASIA is among the latest to hit Broadway, starting previews just this week on March 23; however, the show is already drawing in familiar faces. On Friday night, the company was visited by GRACE AND FRANKIE star Lily Tomlin who got the star treatment with a trip backstage to visit with the cast and composers Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company to Close Season with 'UNCLE TOM'S CABIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2016-2017 season with Uncle Tom's Cabin, or The Most Popular American Play You've Never Seen. (more...)

American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych Three Way, a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Each aptly named act (The Companion, Safe Word, and Masquerade) introduces the audience to a collision of contemporary characters who meet at the intersection of power and desire, revealing true longings of the human heart. The complexity of each character and situation is accentuated by the beguiling and melodic score composed by Robert Paterson, and a witty libretto by David Cote. Three Way is directed by John Hoomes (CEO & Artistic Director, Nashville Opera) conducted by Dean Williamson, and features Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, Danielle Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Jordan Rutter, and Matthew Treviño alongside a chamber ensemble of 12 (American Modern Ensemble). Three Way runs June 15 - June 18 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space). (more...)

ANASTASIA Announces New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 7, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets through January 7, 2018 and digital lottery for all available performances. (more...)

Rosie Kay Dance Company Returns to Home with MK ULTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Rosie Kay, one of the UK's leading choreographers, renowned for her athletic movement, rigorous research and intelligent theatricality, presents her company's new show MK ULTRA, which calls in at HOME on Wednesday 3/Thursday 4 May. (more...)


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Doug Varone and Dancers to Bring FOLDED and More to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

BAM presents Doug Varone and Dancers, celebrating 30th anniversary season with two NY premieres and one major revival, March 29-April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St).  (more...)

Invulnerable Nothings Brings Howard Brenton's BLOODY POETRY and The (un)Staged Reading Series to The Sekrit Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

After a sold out residency at The Brooklyn Art Library in August 2016, INVULNERABLE NOTHINGS presents Howard Brenton's BLOODY POETRY in rep with (un)Staged Readings from Lord Byron's CAIN, Percy Bysshe Shelley's PROMETHEUS UNBOUND, and Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN at The Sekrit Theater from April 21-April 30, 2017. (more...)

MUSIC FOR THE MIND Series to Present Violinist Gareth Johnson and Pianist Dr. Robin Arrigo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation's popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return next month with From Baroque to Bruno Mars performed by acclaimed violinist Gareth Johnson. Dr. Robin Arrigo will accompany him on the piano for an unforgettable night of music performed by two charismatic and energetic musicians. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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 Milwaukee premiere at the Marcus Center for on week only on June 20-25. (more...)

BWW CT Top Theater Picks for April 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Apr 5, 2017

BWW CT Top Theater Picks for April 2017 (more...)

Sara Poyzer, Kate Graham, and Jacqueline Braun Join MAMMA MIA!; New Booking Period Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Fresh from playing Donna Sheridan in the first ever UK Tour of global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, Sara Poyzer is delighted to be playing the role at London's Novello Theatre from Monday 12 June 2017, along with fellow Dynamos, Kate Graham as Tanya and Jacqueline Braun as Rosie. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of AMELIE Journeys All the Way to the Opening Night After Party!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 4, 2017

Just last night the cast of Amelie, a new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, journeyed halfway (x2) to Rockefeller Center to celebrate opening night on Broadway. Broadway World takes you inside the festivities below! (more...)

Meany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington announces its 2017-2018 Season, presenting 25 international artists and ensembles representing 14 countries and cultures, including Mali, Cuba, Macedonia, Iran, Armenia, Israel, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Hungary, Spain and the USA. (more...)

Lydia R. Diamond's THE GIFT HORSE to Play New Repertory Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents The Gift Horse, April 22-May 14, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage "Shrek The Musical"  to close out the 2016-2017 season. Margarett Perry will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre from April 20th through April 30th, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Breaking News: Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde & Reed Birney Will Lead 1984 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin announced today that Tony® Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony® Award winner Reed Birney will lead the cast of the Broadway Premiere of the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.  The trio, who will portray the novel's classic characters Winston Smith, Julia and O'Brien, respectively, will be joined by Wayne Duvall (Parsons), Carl Hendrick Louis (Martin), Nick Mills (Syme), Michael Potts (Charrington), and Cara Seymour (Mrs. Parsons).  (more...)

Paul McCartney Adds New Run of NJ and NY Dates for 'One On One' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paul McCartney has added a new run of New Jersey and New York dates to his One On One tour. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Gardner & Wife Theatre to Present STUCK This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Gardner & Wife Theatre's STUCK will run 8 - 29 May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. (more...)

Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins Join Billy Stritch in HAVEN'T WE MET? at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Broadway performers Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins will return in tandem with pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch in "Haven't We Met?" (more...)

BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater At The Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - Apr 24, 2017

What does it mean to be happy, anyway? Can one maintain happiness in the most stressful, unpleasant circumstances? Is happiness a big picture idea; something we need to see through to the end to truly recognize? These are huge questions with even more massive answers but Clever Little Lies manages to unpack those answers with love and humor and yes, sometimes a ton of discomfort and strife. (more...)

ANASTASIA to Audio Livestream 'In a Crowd of Thousands' During Tonight's Opening Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, opens tonight on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. (more...)

Matt Okine to Write & Star in New Stan Original Series THE OTHER GUY from eOne
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Australia's leading local streaming service Stan announced today that production has begun on its latest Stan Original Series, THE OTHER GUY, starring and written by popular Aussie comedian and broadcast personality Matt Okine. (more...)

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph, and Hadley Fraser to Star in Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein - the classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - which opens in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Now Open at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage "Shrek The Musical" to close out the 2016-2017 season. Margarett Perry will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre from April 20th through April 30th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

John Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! After 4 packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Portland Stage mounts the annual Little Festival of the Unexpected with new play workshops from May 10 through May 13, 2017. Little Festival is a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays. Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Rebecca Gilman's Ibsen Reinvention DOLLHOUSE Set for The Acting Company's Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Acting Company will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with Rebecca Gilman's Dollhouse, a contemporary Ibsen reinvention of A Doll's House set in modern-day Chicago, on Monday, April 24th at 7 PM at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd St. between 10th and 11th Aves., New York, NY.  (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

TNT Orders Pilot for New Thriller DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (wt)
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Turner's TNT has ordered a pilot for DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (working title), a challenging and morally complex thriller about three damaged people trying to start over. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

NYC Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season - 100th Anniversary of Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck World Premiere and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New York City Ballet will open its 2017-18 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 19, and will continue with 21 weeks of performances, through Sunday, June 3, featuring 61 ballets by 15 different choreographers. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY Announces 2017 Season At Joyce Theater, 5/31-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Pascal Rioult's renowned dance company, RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance company with a European sensibility, announces its 2017 season at The Joyce Theater, May 31 – June 4. This year, Rioult unveils two groundbreaking dances: the world premiere of Fire in the Sky and a re-staging of the classic Te Deum. (more...)

Rioult Dance NY Announces 2017 at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Pascal Rioult's renowned dance company, RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance company with a European sensibility, announces its 2017 season at The Joyce Theater, May 31 – June 4. This year, Rioult unveils two groundbreaking dances: the world premiere of Fire in the Sky and a re-staging of the classic Te Deum. (more...)

Marc-Andre Hamelin Releases New Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN has just released a recording of Medtner's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 on Hyperion with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.  (more...)

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