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BWW Previews: BLEACHER BUMS at Playhouse 101
by Cary Ginell - Apr 28, 2017

Tonight, we are excited in welcoming Playhouse 101, a new multi-use theater which makes its debut in Agoura Hills. Located in an office building complex at 28720 Canwood St., Playhouse 101 is managed by Jeff Wallach, artistic director for Curtain Call Youth Theatre. Jeff has ambitious plans for his new venue, including renting it out for rehearsals and concerts in addition to conventional theatrical plays and musicals. We visited the theater yesterday, where Jeff proudly showed us around. Its first production, the popular baseball comedy Bleacher Bums, bats leadoff in the Playhouse 101 season. (more...)

Touring Shows Announced at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In addition to the four shows in the main stage season at Chenango River Theatre, three eclectically different solo touring shows have been added to the schedule.  Each will play one night only as part of the One Night Stand Series.  (more...)

Four Limited Edition Posters from Oscar-Winning Film LA LA LAND Now Available
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

To celebrate the recent Blu-ray release of the hit film LA LA LAND, four limited print posters have been released from Hero Complex. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Released to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Acclaimed artist Garland Jeffreys' new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is out now via Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. (more...)

BWW Review: Maly Drama Theatre's Unforgettable, Explosive THREE SISTERS at the Kennedy Center
by Andrew White - Apr 28, 2017

What makes the Maly production of Three Sisters so compelling is Lev Dudin's ability to show how Chekhov's small-town characters, mired in the mores and beliefs of 1890's provincial Russia, anticipate our own thwarted dreams. Surprises abound, as we discover the inner fire that burns in people we thought we knew as humble, down-Home folk. And they become shockingly familiar and contemporary in the process. (more...)

PACIFIC OVERTURES, Featuring George Takei, Extends at Classic Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Classic Stage Company has announced that its new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, which opens Thursday, May 4 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) will extend its limited engagement through Sunday, June 18 due to popular demand. (more...)

2017 Spoleto Festival Announces Lineup - Dee Dee Bridgewater, WAITING FOR GODOT, EUGENE ONEGIN and More; Beg. 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Festival General Director Nigel Redden has announced the program for the 41st annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 26 through June 11, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. "On the heels of a hugely exciting 40th season, this year's Festival promises to build on that momentum, with even more dance and theater performances than in previous years," says Redden. "Charleston's rich history in the arts comes alive during each Festival, and we will explore that history and add to it again in 2017." (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's THE SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE SUMMER KING from Pittsburgh Opera! Check out the photos below! Pittsburgh Opera is proud and privileged to present the world premiere of Daniel Sonenberg's opera, The Summer King, the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. This very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera's distinguished 78 year history hits close to Home as Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh's North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Featuring AlFRed Walker in the title role, Denyce Graves, Sean Pannikar, Kenneth Kellogg, Norman Shankle, Jacqueline Echols and many more, led by Maestro AnTony Walker and directed by Sam Helfrich. Sonenberg collaborated on the libretto with Daniel Nester and Mark Campbell provided additional lyrics. The Summer King runs Saturday, April 29th (8pm), Tuesday, May 2nd (7pm), Friday, May 5th (7:30pm) and Sunday, May 7th (3pm) at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week' Live Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Broadway casts of AMELIE, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GROUNDHOG DAY, ANASTASIA and NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 performed on NBC's TODAY as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway' week. (more...)

Vicky Shick's LET IT LINGER Comes to LUMBERYARD in the City Festival at The Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is pleased to present Let It Linger, a new work from the renowned choreographer Vicky Shick, June 8-10 as part of the second annual LUMBERYARD in the City festival at The Kitchen. Let it Linger is a movement piece in several segments, each one with a slightly different combination of inhabitants. In the work, moments of discomfort-perhaps even the unpleasant-are interspersed with attempts at intimacy and with robust and luscious physicality. (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15-17 go on sale Monday, May 1. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Initial Casting Revealed for Milwaukee Rep's 2017-18 Season, Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, OUR TOWN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2017/18 Season is filled with timeless classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals spanning 13 productions in four theaters. While casting is heavily underway for all shows, here is a first glimpse into what audiences can look forward to next season.  Complete casting and creative teams to be announced soon. (more...)

Theme Park Style Seating Sails You to the Neverland You Never Knew
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Eagle Theatre is set to open a grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan, PETER & THE STARCATCHER on May 12th, 2017. Newly installed theme park style stage seating will afford select audiences the opportunity to sail through the Neverland they never knew, as a dozen performers portray more than 100 outlandish characters using the limitless possibilities of imagination. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Announces Fourth Extension Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended for a fourth time. (more...)

Lyric Stage Celebrates 25 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The season opens September 29, 2017 with Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at Meyerson Symphony Center. Up next, from November 17-19, 2017 is the regional premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The season continues at The Majestic January 19-21, 2018 with the regional premiere of the new musical, Daddy Long Legs and concludes with Frank Loesser's classic Guys and Dolls at The Majestic June 8-10, 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Extended Through 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Extended through May 14: The Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates its new Home in Glendale with a fully partner-cast production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, April 29, 2017
by - Apr 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, April 29, 2017! (more...)

R&B Artist Cornell 'CC' Carter to Release Original Remix 'Vindicated Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

CORNELL “CC” CARTER will release his new album VINDICATED SOUL in stores and online worldwide on May 19, 2017. CC has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years, and this new seven-song album is a tribute to the classic Soul and R&B music he grew up with. (more...)

Local High Schools to be Recognized at First Center Stage Awards Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards. (more...)

Tennessee Women's Theater Project's 11th Annual Women's Work Festival Launches 5/5
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

Tennessee Women's Theater Project returns to Nashville's Z. Alexander Looby Theater starting Friday, May 5, with the Eleventh Annual Women's Work Festival of performing and visual arts created by women. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Alice Ripley, and More to Help Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrate Five Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In the five years since its opening in June of 2012, Feinstein's/54 Below has presented over four thousand shows with countless artists in a wide array of programming and musical styles. Now an indispensable part of the theatrical community, the club has become a Home for many of Broadway's favorite performers as well as a popular gathering spot for their fans.  It will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary with a special one-night only concert on June 5, 2017 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Set To Release American Epic Documentary Series Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release AMERICAN EPIC: The Collection, a 5-CD/100 song deluxe box set, and AMERICAN EPIC: The Soundtrack, a single disc anthology of 15 songs featured in the AMERICAN EPIC three-part historical documentary (1LP or 1CD), on Friday, May 12. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets May 2017 Lineup for American Songbook, Great Performers Series & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has just announced its programs and events for this May. Scroll down for details! (more...)

John Douglas Thompson-Led HAMLET, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Round Out A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final four productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season. The 2017-18 season marks the 25th anniversary of Perloff's arrival at A.C.T.; the longtime artistic director recently announced she would depart following the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Disney/ABC Support National Foster Care Month with Awareness Initatives
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Disney | ABC Television Group, in partnership with FosterMore, is working to bring awareness around and support the work of foster families, social workers, community organizations and others that are working to improve the lives of young people in foster care across the country during National Foster Care Month this May. (more...)

Kiefer Sutherland Debuts Music Video for 'Shirley Jean' on Rolling Stone
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Just in time for his Not Enough Whiskey Tour 2017, Kiefer Sutherland is excited to release his new music video for 'Shirley Jean,' which made it's debut on Rolling Stone. (more...)

Showtime Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Hit Series RAY DONOVAN and EPISODES
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

SHOWTIME has announced the summer premiere dates for two of its hit series: Season five of RAY DONOVAN will debutSunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and EPISODES will return for its fifth and final season Sunday, August 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Actor's Express stages Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) May 13-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Passive Optical Components Market Expected to Reach $45,622 Million, Globally, by 2022- Allied Market Research
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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2017 Drama Desk Awards Update Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Award winning playwright Jonathan Tolins (Buyer and Cellar, The Twilight of the Golds, The Last Sunday in June) will write the 2017 Drama Desk Awards show, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards and Charles Wright, the President of the Drama Desk. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 5/1 - 5/12 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 5/1 - 5/12, airing on NBC (more...)

CAP21 Graduating Class, Curtis Stigers and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 8-May 14, featuring Curtis Stigers, The Graduating Class of CAP21, Mari Koga, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Christina Bianco, Emily Skinner, Josh Young and More to Bring the 2000s to BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Emily Skinner (Side Show, Billy Elliot) and Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Drama Desk Award nominees Christina Bianco and Farah Alvin, Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Maxine Linehan, Jeremy Benton and the Broadway by the Year Chorus are set to appear at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 22 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of 1997-2007,' which will highlight the music of Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, Elton John & Tim Rice, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Wildhorn and more. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic; Alicia Keys, Jordan Fisher to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will return to Liberty State Park on Saturday, June 3, with a spectacular star-studded celebration in honor of the iconic event's 10th anniversary. (more...)

WE ARE X: Selected as iTunes 'Editor's Choice' & Amazon's 'Indie Of The Week'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

WE ARE X, the transcendent and captivating rock 'n' roll documentary about one of the most successful bands in history, X JAPAN, is out now on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. (more...)

Brooklyn Mitsubishi helps shoppers find their next vehicle through its website
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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Photo Flash: THE ENCOUNTER Opens at The Curran in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Performances began on Tuesday, April 25, at the Curran for a strictly limited two-week run of THE ENCOUNTER starring Simon McBurney. This run marks the final U.S. engagement of the production through Sunday, May 7. Check out production photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: ANCESTRY Teams with ANASTASIA Cast, Finds Russian DNA Connections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The new Broadway musical Anastasia has teamed with the global leader in family history and consumer genomics: ANCESTRY. Every night, the title character in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, goes on a journey to discover her past and connect to the family and history she once had. For the launch of the collaboration, Anastasia & ANCESTRY completed AncestryDNA and family research history on the musical's authors, leading actors and producers. Watch the video below for a sneak peek at the results! (more...)

Comedian Steve Trevino to Perform at UCPAC This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On Saturday May 6 at 8 PM, there won't be a dry eye in the audience at the historic Union County Performing Arts Center, and it's not what you think. (more...)

MARK TOLAND, MIND READER to Appear at Orlando Fringe This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Orlando Fringe presents Mark Toland's one-man show 'Mark Toland, Mind Reader' onstage during their 25th annual festival in Orlando's Loch Haven Park & Ivanhoe Village. The festival runs from May 18th - 30th, 2017. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

BWW Preview: Must-See Shows in Atlanta in May
by Amy Zipperer - Apr 28, 2017

In case you haven't heard, I-85 has gone all zombie apocalypse. But if you're willing to fight the undead, Atlanta's offering up some promising shows this May. (more...)

Realtors' Support Pam Patenaude Nomination for HUD Deputy Secretary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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SHOPKINS LIVE! to Arrive at Playhouse Square This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Shopkins Live! the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to the State Theatre on Friday, December 15. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright/Lyricist Laurie Flanigan-Hegge Discusses SWEET LAND THE MUSICAL, Based on the Minnesota-Made Movie, Opening at History Theatre this Weekend
by Jill Schafer - Apr 28, 2017

A (mostly) local team has been in the process of adapting the 2005 Minnesota-made movie SWEET LAND into a musical for years, and their hard work is finally coming to fruition when SWEET LAND, THE MUSICAL opens at the History Theatre this weekend. I've seen several readings of the work in progress, and I've been so pleased how the creators have held true to the beautiful heart of the movie while adding music that feels organic to the story and only serves to enhance the storytelling. One of the creators, Twin Cities theater artist Laurie Flanigan-Hegge, answered a few of my questions about SWEET LAND, THE MUSICAL, the development process of a new work, and the importance of supporting women playwrights and composers. (more...)

Futuri Media Named Tech Company of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - Friday, April 28, 2017- Friday, May 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC on Friday, April 28, 2017! (more...)

The Orchestra Now Comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

ToN will conclude its New York City 2016-17 series on May 21 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with music director Leon Botstein conducting Ives' Three Places in New England and leading the discussion and audience Q&A on the relationship between Ives' music and the artwork of Marsden Hartley. (more...)

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