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Vanderbilt Theatre (New York, NY)
148 West 48th St.

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Based upon the play Irene O'Dare by James Montgomery

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch 'Musicals in Concert' Series with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

This summer, Feinstein's at the Nikko will present concert productions of two classic Jerry Herman musicals -- Hello, Dolly! and Mame -- as part of their new "Musicals in Concert" series. (more...)

2016 Ice Factory Festival to Present Seven New Works at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 23rd annual OBIE Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2016 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2016 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running from June 29 - August 13, 2016. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Returns 7/15-17; Performers Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Fire Island Dance Festival, the most talked-about cultural and charitable event of the summer on Fire Island, will once again present three eclectic performances July 15-17, 2016 that include Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey Cuba's first performance outside of Cuba, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Gallim Dance, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Madboots Dance and choreography by Al Blackstone and Adbul Latif. (more...)

Ryan Repertory Company, Onyx Theatre & Film School Dropout Productions to Present 'DECADES APART'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Ryan Repertory Company (Founded 1972), Onyx Theatre and Film School Dropout Productions present an entertaining and adventurous multimedia performance, Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by artist, performer and writer Rick Pulos and directed by Barbara Parisi. (more...)

BWW Review: EPAC Delivers a Classic HELLO, DOLLY!
by Marakay Rogers - May 5, 2016

You know it. You love it. You want to sing along to it. Hello, boys, Dolly's back. (more...)

Dancers Responding to AIDS Benefit FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE Set for Pershing Square Signature Center, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE, a dance narrative by Al Blackstone, will take place on June 6th and June 13th at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets now on sale and can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212-279-4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily). (more...)

Hero Theatre to Close 2016-17 Season with THE CONDUCT OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Hero Theatre announced today that the company will end its 2016-2017 season with a full production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will star Nick Tarabay (Castle, Spartacus and Syfy's The Expanse), and will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela. (more...)

FRAME London Dance Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The full programme has today been announced for the inaugural FRAME London Dance Film Festival. The vast programme of films and events is to take place from 9 to 12 June 2016 in Kingston-upon-Thames, London. Presented by the UK's pioneering dance company BalletBoyz in association with dancescreen, the festival is set to offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the best creative talent in dance and film to the general public, as well engaging broadcasters, video artists and choreographers. Over the three days, there are over 122 films screening with 11 World Premieres, 8 International, 4 European and 28 UK Premieres amongst the new work. These will be presented alongside classic films for all ages led by a celebration of Gene Kelly, dance performances and outdoor and family activities at various venues across the town. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Allows Live Tweeting During Dress Rehearsal of CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The San Francisco Opera held its final dress rehearsal for Carmen on Wednesday afternoon, which is set to open this weekend.  During the rehearsal, they allowed live tweeting with the hashtag #CarmenSF. (more...)

Brett Donahue to Portray JFK in THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT on Reelz
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

REELZ today announced that after an international talent search Brett Donahue has been cast to play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT. (more...)

YouTube Red Comedies BAD INTERNET & SING IT! Out Now
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Get ready to laugh at a behind the scenes look at a popular music competition show and a satire about the technology that dominates our daily lives as two, new must-see scripted comedy series BAD INTERNET and SING IT! premiere today on YouTube Red (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present SISTER ACT, 6/17-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?The final musical in the Playhouse on the Square 2015 - 2016 season is Sister Act! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in a convent! The New York Times cries "when the wimples start quivering, the pinched mouths break into sunbeam smiles, and the nuns start rocking to raise the gothic rafters, all's right in the kingdom of musical comedy." Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the haunting contemporary drama The Brothers Size, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre stage June 10, 2016 as the eighth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. (more...)

Oscar & Tony Winner Ann Roth to Receive First Pinnacle of the Arts Award at 'Linny Awards'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The ArtsQuest Foundation has announced Oscar and Tony Award winning costume designer Ann Roth as its inaugural Pinnacle of the Arts Award recipient. The award will be presented to Roth during the inaugural Linny Awards presented by Cornerstone Advisors Nov. 10, 6 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNATURE PLAYS: THE SANDBOX, DROWNING, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO, Looking Back At An Absurdist Trio
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

Signature Theatre presents a program of one-acts by Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and Adrienne Kennedy. (more...)

DTE Energy installs first panel at the largest solar parks in Michigan
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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SIGNATURE PLAYS Gets One-Week Extension at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for Signature Plays, which revisits the work of three Legacy playwrights with Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of plays, all produced during their author's original Playwright-in-Residence season and presented together for the first time, celebrates Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century. (more...)

PBS to Present Puccini's TURANDOT Starring Nina Stemme on 'Great Performances at the Met,' 6/12
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Puccini's final opera, Turandot, which is one of the most spectacular productions in the Met repertory, comes to THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Sunday, June 12 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of SIGNATURE PLAYS
by Jennifer Broski - May 23, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Signature Plays: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro, featuring Frank Wood, Alison Fraser and more.  Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards, Honoring Michael Yeargan, Susan Tsu & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU were among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Go inside the event below! (more...)

SEVEN DECEMBERS Makes Debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Nothing Important Productions takes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival with its original play, Seven Decembers. First presented to sold-out audiences as a workshop at LACC's Theatre Academy, Seven Decembers makes its official debut this June. (more...)

DECADES APART: REFLECTIONS OF THREE GAY MEN Begins at the Onyx Theatre on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Ryan Repertory Company (Founded 1972) and Film School Dropout Productions present an entertaining and adventurous multimedia performance, Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by artist, performer and writer Rick Pulos and directed by Barbara Parisi. Visit www. decadesapart.org for more information. Decades Apart has been performed all over the United States including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco to acclaim as well as to surprising reactions. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for CU-Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

From an all-female production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" to a weekend Hip-Hop showcase to the classic "Rocky Horror Show" musical, the 2016-17 season at the University of Colorado's Department of Theatre & Dance promises fun, thought-provoking entertainment for audiences of all ages and tastes. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Frank Wood, Alison Fraser & More in SIGNATURE PLAYS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Signature Theatre has unveiled a first look at Signature Plays: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro, featuring Frank Wood, Alison Fraser and more. Check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEOS: Broadway Bound Musical COME FROM AWAY Releases Teaser For Ford's Theatre Engagement
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

The musical is based on a true story of a small Newfoundland town that came to the aid of thousands stranded on 9/11. (more...)

Blue Horse Repertory's LEADING LADIES Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?The Blue Horse Repertory Company present an evening of comedic readings of one-act plays and monologues for women called "Leading Ladies" at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. The show is directed by Flo Hayle and features Elizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Flo Hayle. Gayle Hudson, Nancy Rothman, and Doris Seipel performing works by Christopher Durang, Jane Martin, and Charles George. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's Summer 2016 Season Opens with U.S. Premiere of Bizet's CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera's Summer 2016 Season at the War Memorial Opera House opens May 27 with Georges Bizet's Carmen. Opera's ultimate femme fatale returns in a bold staging by the daring Catalan opera and theater director Calixto Bieito in his U.S. opera debut. Mezzo-sopranos Irene Roberts and Ginger Costa-Jackson star in the passionate title role. In a casting change announced today, tenor Brian Jagde, originally scheduled to star as Don Jose in six of Carmen's eleven performances running through July 3, will now sing the role for all performances except May 28, which will be sung by Adam Diegel. Jagde and Diegel replace tenor Maxim Aksenov, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. San Francisco Opera also returns to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, for a free live simulcast of Carmen on July 2. (more...)

Kristen Hager & More Join Cast of Reelz Original Miniseries THE KENNEDYS - AFTER CAMELOT
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

As principal photography begins today REELZ announces additions to the cast and crew of Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries The Kennedys-After Camelot. (more...)

KC Symphony Concertmaster Noah Geller Presents Leads Concert with Shir Ami Ensemble on 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Preserving music from our Jewish heritage during the 20th century is the heart and soul of Shir Ami Ensemble, a group led by Kansas City Symphony Concertmaster Noah Geller. The group, which is comprised of professional musicians, will share that passion during a Kansas City concert on May 2,  "Jewish Soul:  A Musical Journey from the Shtetl to the Stage". (more...)

2nd ANNUAL MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL Announces Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, set in the majestic setting of Mammoth Lakes, California, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival's second edition. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE COUNTRY HOUSE at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

In THE COUNTRY HOUSE, what The New York Times calls 'a valentine to the artists of the stage,' a group of famous and would-be-famous creative artists have come to their summer home during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The weekend takes an unexpected turn, and everyone is forced to come to terms with the roles they play in each other's lives. Scroll down for a first look at The Circuit Playhouse's production below! (more...)

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir to Receive 2016 Edwin Booth Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is the winner of the 2016 Edwin Booth Award. The Award ceremony will take place Monday, May 9, 2016 beginning at 6:30pm in The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street. Admission is FREE but seating is limited. Reservations: awalls@gradcenter.cuny.edu (more...)

BWW Revew: BLACK PEARL SINGS! at MetroStage
by Roger Catlin - Apr 26, 2016

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Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK AT THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. David L. Carson* directs a cast of 6, including Jeffrey Swan Jones*,Antonio Minino, Alyssa Simon*, Kenneth Talberth*, Stephen Thornton, and Elanna White. Fourteen performances will be staged from June 2-19, 2016 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) in New York City's East Village. (more...)

BWW TV: BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless Sings The Star-Spangled Banner at Mets Game
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2016

Broadway's Hannah Elless, from the hit musical BRIGHT STAR, performed the National Anthem at last night's METS Game against the Cincinnati Reds. Click below to watch her sing The Star-Spangled Banner, plus follow this link for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless Sings the National Anthem at Mets Game
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Broadway's Hannah Elless, from the hit musical BRIGHT STAR, performed the National Anthem at last night's METS Game against the Cincinnati Reds. Scroll down for photos of her singing! (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

O'Connell & Company Welcomes Irene O'Garden and Judith Ivey to WOMEN ON FIRE on 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

O'Connell & Company's current production of WOMEN ON FIRE by Irene O'Garden, will welcome 2 very special guests at the April 29th performance. The shows author Irene O'Garden and the original star of the piece, Tony award winning actress Judith Ivey.  Irene O'Garden's critically acclaimed play, WOMEN ON FIRE starring Judith Ivey, was twice extended and played to sold-out houses Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. It was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show, and two of its monologues are published in Best Women's Stage Monologues. (more...)

BWW Review: LES FETES VENITIENNES
by Wesley Doucette - Apr 22, 2016

A review of Robert Carsen's direction of 'Les Fetes Venitiennes,' as performed by Les Arts Florissants and L'Opera Comique at BAM. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Christie's Arts Florissants Brings Venice to BAM with LES FETES VENETIENNES
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 21, 2016

Andre Campra's 1710 opera-ballet, LES FETES VENETIENNES, with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants made its New York debut at BAM last week in an utterly charming production by Robert Carsen. Unfortunately, watching this lighter-than-air piece seemed like making a complete meal out of amuses-bouches, those delectable tidbits from the chef before the meal starts at a four-star restaurant. Very tasty, but not very substantial for a three-hour tour. (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky Coming to CLO Cabaret This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO will host an exclusive evening with Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Fun Home) and co-creator/star of DISASTER! Seth Rudetsky at the CLO Cabaret on May 23. This exciting fundraiser will support Pittsburgh CLO's continuing commitment to the fostering of new musicals for Pittsburgh and beyond. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary season this week, with four performances, featuring set designed by artiist Sanya Kantarovsky, running April 20 - 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season features two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebrates James Houghton with Edward Norton & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala celebration -- set for tonight, April 18, 2016 -- will celebrate Signature's 25th Anniversary and honor Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 "GABRIEL BERRY" - Saturday, APRIL 23, 2016 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Will Mount NYC Premiere of Kander & Pierce Musical KID VICTORY, New Plays During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

A new musical by John Kander and Gregory Pierce, KID VICTORY, along with the new plays THIS DAY FORWARD by Nicky Silver and CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? by Gina Gionfriddo, will be produced by the Vineyard Theatre during the 2016-2017 season, it has been announced by the company's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Robert Cuccioli-Led 'MAGICAL THINKING' Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Tony-nominated actor Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde; Rothschild & Sons; Javert in Les Mis; upcoming Paint Your Wagon) will lead the cast of MAGICAL THINKING: My Favorite Indigents & Severe Clear by playwright/designer Carrie Robbins, and directed by Paul Dobie (Associate/Assistant Director for B'way's Once, Cabaret, Wicked, Martin Short… Fame Becomes Me, Glengarry Glen Ross). (more...)

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