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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.

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Based on the book The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam


The Devil Is in the Details... Nicolas Dromard, Natalie Hall, Mike Squillante and More to Lead LUCIFER Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TopRat Productions presents an invite-only, industry presentation of the modern new musical LUCIFER with music and lyrics by Mike Squillante & Britt Mahrer, book by Jesse Murphy, Jess Carson & Mike Squillante, and directed by T. Oliver Reid. (more...)

BWW Review: SYLVIA at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - May 5, 2017

What would it be like if dogs could speak? That's one question that is answered in A. R. Gurney's 1995 play Sylvia, which deals with much more than just a man and his dog.  Sylvia is currently playing through Sunday, May 7 at the Rubicon Theatre Company Ventura.  (more...)

Ensemble's 2017/ 2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

ENSEMBLE THEATRE announces its 38th consecutive Season!  (more...)

NYC Teen Playwrights Premiere Plays at Leap Onstage Event
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Students from 10 NYC public schools, whose plays will be published by renowned publisher Samuel French, will showcase their original works and perform them at The Pearl Theatre as part of the acclaimed LEAP OnStage program. LEAP OnStage, created by Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP), immerses 500 public school students, mostly in communities underserved by the arts, in a comprehensive theater program. (more...)

Grand Park + The Music Center's to Host 4th of July Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

For the fifth year, Grand Park and The Music Center will present downtown's largest July 4th party with Grand Park + The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Angelenos will enjoy entertainment that highlights the sounds of America featuring Jazz, Funk, Blues and Classical artists with DJ sets inspired by these musical genres.  The day's festivities include a kids' play area; live music performances; L.A.'s best food trucks; a mobile vendor and activity area; and a fireworks show, which will be shot from the roof of The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, set to Pop and Classic hits along with patriotic music, and visible throughout Downtown L.A. and the surrounding neighborhoods.  L.A.'s favorite July 4th block party will cover more than five city blocks from Spring Street to Grand Avenue and from Temple Street to 2ndStreet. (more...)

BWW Feature: MUSIC FOR THE MIND at HARRIET HIMMEL THEATRE
by John Lariviere - May 3, 2017

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation's popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return this month with Faith's Place Center for Education in concert on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at City Place in West Palm Beach. (more...)

NYC Teen Playwrights Premiere Plays at Leap Onstage Event
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Students from 10 NYC public schools, whose plays will be published by renowned publisher Samuel French, will showcase their original works and perform them at The Pearl Theatre as part of the acclaimed LEAP OnStage program.  (more...)

International Cast to Take on CLOSER at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A stellar international cast from Italy, Switzerland/France, South Africa/Australia, and the US is set to bring to life Patrick Marber's cold, calculated play about 'the distance between men and women and the restless neediness of love'. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 25, 2017! So, here's the thing: We're up far earlier every morning than we'd actually choose to be, given the choice, and today we were lost in slumber, having a really terrific and very intriguing dream - I was in Louisville with my best pal Patrick Wilson. (more...)

Optimist Theatre Announces Cast of Free Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Optimist Theatre, presenter of Milwaukee's Shakespeare in the Park (SitP), has announced details of this July's production of "Much Ado About Nothing." The three-weekend run will feature Kelley Faulkner* and Todd Denning* as Beatrice and Benedick, Michael Stebbins* as Don Pedro, Jonathan Wainwright* as Don John and Jim Pickering* as Dogberry. (more...)

WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut. (more...)

INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, Inner City. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For RACNG DEMON At Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions is delighted to announce full casting for David Hare's Racing Demon, directed by Jonathan Church, which today began rehearsals ahead of its run at Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 21 June to Saturday 8 July. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for RACING DEMON at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced full casting for David Hare's Racing Demon, directed by Jonathan Church, which today began rehearsals ahead of its run at Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 21 June to Saturday 8 July. (more...)

DreamBIG Children's Festival Starts Today
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Around 1700 excited South Australian school children from 23 schools will parade across the Adelaide Riverbank Footbridge today to kick start the 2017 DreamBIG Children's Festival, which runs until 27 May with a huge selection of performances, workshops, exhibitions, activities and much more for kids of all ages. (more...)

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces its 14th season of programming for young audiences, exploring the theme of "Literacy" as the company applies its mission of telling heroic stories to the Settlement objective of disrupting generational poverty. ASC's "Literacy" season features the stage adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee; a commissioned work by Lucas Baisch, based on the Guatemalan myths of Popol Vuh and created in collaboration with community partners; and an original piece devised by ASC's Trailblazers youth mentorship program.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger. Group tickets are $10 for ten or more guests. Student matinee tickets are $7 for CPS and $8 for non-CPS groups. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities. Check out trailers for the new shows below! (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

NHdocs - New Haven Documentary Film Festival Announces Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

NHdocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival presents an impressive array of 21 documentary features and over 40 shorts over an eleven-day period, from June 1 to 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal for Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at LCT
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez will be featured in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Pipeline, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which begins performances Thursday, June 15 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, July 10. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNINA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry continues through June 11 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArts
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will present "Little Boy Lost: One Child's Story of Life Behind Bars," a collaborative work that amplifies the voices of incarcerated youth through the story of 20-year-old Miami native Damien Duncan. The performance is part of YoungArts' celebrated Outside the Box series, which engages the community with free, multidisciplinary performances that take place outside of the iconic Jewel Box on the YoungArts Plaza. (more...)

Full Company Announced for THE CONDUCT OF LIFE by Maria Irene Fornés
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hero Theatre announced the full company for its upcoming production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban-American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela. (more...)

IAMA Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

TM4 INC. and CUMMINS INC. announce a joint effort to develop a plug-in hybrid powertrain
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

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NYC Dance Week 2017 Opens 6/15 ­
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Now in its sixth year, NYC Dance Week is an annual festival that provides FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes throughout all five boroughs of New York. This year, NYC Dance Week will occur on June 15th through June 24th, and will feature a wide and diverse offering of classes for participants to enjoy.  (more...)

Jennifer Dobbs Hill Named New Executive Director At ArtsBridge Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

ArtsBridge has named Jennifer Dobbs Hill to the position of Executive Director. Dobbs Hill joins ArtsBridge Foundation at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre as Development Director, Pam Hubby, retires. (more...)

SOUND IS DIVINE Comes to The Rubin Museum 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

On June 23, The Rubin Museum will present a night of music that gives new voice to ancient songs and scores the anthems for future empires. For tonight's series of duet performances, internationally acclaimed Indian-born percussionist Ravish Momin has gathered an impressive array of artists who all share the common goal of creating resonance in keeping with the Buddhist philosophy of finding spirituality through sound.   (more...)

New Documentary Film "parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles" Exposes Hidden Drug Epidemic within Urban LGBTQ Community
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

New documentary, parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles, will premiere on May 7, 2017. The film project focuses on methamphetamine addiction within the LGBTQ community of color, and explores a drug epidemic that is affecting the lives of Black and Latino gay millennials at an alarming rate. Directed by Micheal Rice, parTy boi was designed to spark debate and educate LGBTQ youth around the world about crystal meth and drug addiction. The premiere screening and cocktail Q&A event takes place on May 7th at 7:30pm - ImageNation Cinema, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. New York, NY 10027. Tickets will be available at the box office window prior to the viewing. Admission: $20. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez are featured in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Pipeline, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which is currently in previews at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street) for an opening on Monday, July 10. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THIS MUCH IS TRUE: World Premiere of Louis Nowra's Final Chapter of Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the world premiere of This Much Is True, written by one of Australia's leading playwrights Louis Nowra, for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from July 12. (more...)

Court Theatre presents Free Reading of BUFFALO HAIR at NEIU's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Stephen J. Albert. Executive Director, Court Theatre continues the Spotlight Reading Series, with a free, public reading of Buffalo Hair by Carlyle Brown and directed by Ron OJ Parson, at NEUI's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E Oakwood Boulevard, on Monday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

NYC Teen Playwrights Premiere Plays At LeAp Onstage Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Students from 10 NYC public schools, whose plays will be published by renowned publisher Samuel French, will showcase their original works and perform them at The Pearl Theatre as part of the acclaimed LEAP OnStage program.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Arkansas - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Arkansas (more...)

Karen Pittman to Lead Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez will be featured in its upcoming production of PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which begins performances Thursday, June 15 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Opening night is Monday, July 10. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio to Honor Late Student at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today a benefit in honor of late student Sean Harrington-Gaffney, to be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

Concord & Rhino Announce Campaign Celebrating Stax Records' 60th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment, Warner Music Group's catalog division, are proud to announce a joint campaign celebrating the 60th anniversary of iconic soul label, Stax Records. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago's Young Playwright for Change Finalist Honored with National Prize & Readings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces Midwest regional finalist Fletcher Fraher's The Principle as the national winner of the 4th Annual Young Playwrights for Change competition, presented by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE). (more...)

Reema Major Releases New Single 'AK47' Off Her Forthcoming Album LegenDiary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Starting from the bottom, there's only one way to go: up. Like a triumphant phoenix rising from the ashes, Toronto based hip hop artist Reema Major has utilized her humble beginnings as a Sudanese refugee to propel her along an impressive journey (more...)

Sundial Brands Honors Tina Knowles Lawson With The Inaugural Community Commerce Impact Award, Presented By SheaMoisture
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

SevenDays Announces Youth Winners of Act of Kindness Writing Competitions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Area high school students are playing a prominent role with 2017 SevenDays® Make a Ripple, Change the World that begins Tuesday, April 18 and continues through Monday, April 24. (more...)

Chess in the Schools to Host 30th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Chess in the Schools, the nonprofit educational organization empowering New York City's inner-city students through chess,will host its 30th Anniversary Benefit Celebration Monday, May 8 at Guastavino's (409 E 59th Street, NYC). (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago's Trailblazers to Present Youth-Led TURN THE PAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces the premiere of Turn the Page, an original piece devised by the ASC Trailblazers, a free mentoring program placing young people (ages 9-16) with mentors who are professional theatre artists. (more...)

Author Patricia McKissack Dies at Age 72
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Author Patricia McKissack, who produced children's books about black history with her husband, passed away on April 7th at the age of 72.  According to her son, Fredrick L. McKissack Jr., the cause was cardiorespiratory arrest. (more...)

Sculptor Soraya Nazaria Receives Shamsi Hekmat Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of education as the most important catalyst for societal change, today announced that its co-founder and acclaimed sculptor, Soraya Nazarian, received the Shamsi Hekmat Achievement Award, 2017 from the Iranian Jewish Women's Organization of Southern California. Nazarian was honored for her philanthropy during a gala luncheon held on March 30, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. (more...)

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