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A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Due to unprecedented ticket demand and widespread critical acclaim, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the second and final extension of A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 16, 2017. Receiving the highest rating by the San Francisco Chronicle, A Night with Janis Joplin is a "transcendent" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "intoxicating" (SFist.com) musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences-icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith-who inspired one of rock and roll's greatest legends. Hailed as "a psychedelic flashback to the glory days of Haight-Ashbury" (Bay Area News Group), A Night with Janis Joplin features such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby," "Summertime," and more! Tickets for all performances are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Outstanding and Visually Stunning THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Chris Gibson - Jun 26, 2017

It's interesting to imagine just what fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen would think of the musical version of THE LITTLE MERMAID (book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater) that's now gracing the stage of The MUNY. Though he might quibble with the liberties the book takes with his story, I think he would be absolutely blown away by the performances and stagecraft that are on display. It's a terrific and captivating production that doesn't skimp on the eye candy. Though the Disney film has been around since 1989, it's still a hugely popular movie for members of the younger set, and the equally successful musical has been beguiling audiences for almost 10 years as well. It's timeless charms are a perfect match for the MUNY's vast expanses, which are filled with imaginative imagery that families will find exquisitely appealing. (more...)

WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE Extends at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through August 20. (more...)

New York Neo-Futurists to Offer 'Fundamentals' Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists will share a little of their well earned wisdom this summer when they offer the workshop, Level One: Function and Fundamentals. The workshop that has served as a stepping stone to fifteen would-be Neo-Futurists is a twelve hour workshop that stretches over three Saturdays beginning July 22nd and wrapping up August 5th, all taking place at Playwrights Rehearsal Studios. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! The two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright and inventive comic genius is back at the Globe following the smash success of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which broke box office records in 2015. Director Jessica Stone also returns to the Globe, where she helmed the hit productions of Arms and the Man and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Packed with thrills, romance, laughs, and great characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Robin Hood! tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be. So get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two-you won't want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun! It will play July 22 - August 27, 2017, with opening night on July 30, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $39 and are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: Another Openin' Weekend at Transcendence Theatre, Wine Country Paradise, Sonoma Valley Inn and More!
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 26, 2017

With more than 900 wineries combined, Napa Valley and Sonoma County are truly a wine lover's paradise.  But more than wine, these regions offer the best of Northern California, including miles of Pacific coastline, towering redwoods, breathtaking views, luxury resorts and spas, world class restaurants, and over 50 state and regional parks, making it the perfect destination for any of your travel needs. (more...)

BWW Review: 1070 at Herberger Theater Center
by Lee Cooley - Jun 24, 2017

New Carpa Theater's #1070theplay shows the impact S.B. 1070 had on one Mexican family and the damage done to @ArizonaTourism. (more...)

The Wick Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

The Wick Theatre (www.thewick.org) recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. The Boca Raton theatre's fifth season opens with the modern classic The Drowsy Chaperone and then moves into three productions audiences have embraced as both film and stage productions including A Wonderful Life, based on the beloved Frank Capra film; Singin' in the Rain, the quintessential MGM movie musical and the classic, Brigadoon. (more...)

Second Part of New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The second part of The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2017 will take place July 14 through 16, with multiple events each day, at National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th Street in Brooklyn. (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Uptown Players to Stage LA CAGE AUX FOLLES This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the hit musical La Cage Aux Folles, running July 14 - 30, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Review Roundup: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, (Broadway's Supper Club) 254 West 54th Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.), NYC.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Gilbert And Sullivan Austin
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 22, 2017

Since 1976 the Gilbert and Sullivan Austin has dedicated itself to providing the city with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan not so much by reinvention but by recreating how a production might have been staged originally. There is a respect due this sort of commitment, and the audience in attendance this last Saturday when I viewed the production, showed theirs in a true sense of a special occasion. I can recall the respect I was expected to display, and the authentic excitement I felt anytime I attended a play or musical back in the day. Back in the Ice Age, when I simultaneously became a teenager and discovered theatre, it was considered an event just shy of your cousin's wedding to attend the theatre. People got dressed up, showed up on time and applauded civilly after each musical number back then. Why, no one stood for an ovation even unless the production was spot on literally flawless. (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Presents Another Stellar Openin'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 22, 2017

"Every day is a new beginning," wrote Artistic Director Amy Miller, who opened the production with passionate, inspiring words as Transcendence Theatre presented 'Another Openin' Another Show' at Jack London State Historic Park.  The incredibly talented and diverse cast comprised of Broadway and Hollywood stars gathered together on one stage to share their magical journey through gorgeous song and dance under the breathtaking canopy of moonlit skies. (more...)

ABC to Spotlight Creatives and Stars of Hit Shows at D23 Expo 2017
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Be among the first to learn the secrets of what's ahead on ABC's hit series “Once Upon a Time”; “Modern Family”'s Nolan Gould hosts an ABC Summer Fun & Games panel featuring some of your favorite ABC Comedy kids playing a live, real-time game of “Celebrity Family Feud' (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Offers a New Production of John Cranko's EUGENE ONEGIN, Courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 22, 2017

John Cranko's Eugene Onegin is often referred to as a “story ballet for grown-ups” since it is devoid of the fantasy birds and other magical creatures that populate so much of the classical ballet canon. The dancers portray real people with real emotions as Cranko brings to life Alexander Pushkin's iconic verse novel. Cranko's version of the tale has new plot twists that some critics have found dismaying while others have applauded them. I fall into the latter category. (more...)

David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Turn Their 2017-2018 Season InsideOut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

PACS Music Director David Bernard devotes the entire 2017/18 season to his popular and highly-innovative concert format (more...)

Deer Valley Music Festival Presents Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Concertmaster Madeline Adkins will lead the Utah Symphony and perform as soloist as part of the Deer Valley Music Festival's Chamber Concert series at St. Mary's Church in Park City. This program features three early symphonies with some of the most iconic symphonic literature ever written, including selections from "Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite III" by Respighi, "Symphony No. 29" by Mozart, and "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi. Tickets are $46 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18) and can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=18586 (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Tony Award winning and coming of age musical comedy, Avenue Q, will celebrate NYC PRIDE WEEKEND by donating $25 for every ticket purchased to Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.  (more...)

Faith Soloway Previews Songs from 'TRANSPARENT' Musical at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Faith Soloway, a writer and producer of the hit Amazon series TRANSPARENT, appeared at Joe's Pub on June 19th to present her cabaret show, 'Should 'Transparent' Become a Musical?' During the performance, Ms. Soloway, sister of the show's creator Jill Soloway, previewed songs that you would hear on the big stage, if and when the award winning series becomes a musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Skinner Performs POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Previews: ROCKLAND BERGEN MUSIC FESTIVAL at German Masonic Park
by Peter Danish - Jun 21, 2017

This weekend the biggest music festival of the year in Rockland & Bergen County will be held at the German Masonic Park in Blauvelt! (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner, and Emma Degerstedt and More in Highlights from The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Degerstedt, Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner and More Making a Splash in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Martin Casella's THE REPORT to Be Directed by Alan Cox at London's ND2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A special invitational presentation of the haunting drama THE REPORT is set for today (Tuesday) at 2 pm at the recently opened ND2 theatre complex in Central London. Based on the bestselling novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT is adapted by Martin Casella, whose THE IRISH CURSE had a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Nick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On the Town, The 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical Revival opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 28 and runs through July 15. (more...)

Piano Trio Inspires Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) opens its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music with a program showcasing the excitement of  piano trios across three centuries.   Brahms in the Café offers one performance featuring celebrated works performed by Mile-End Trio on Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.  (more...)

Permoveo Productions presents the World Premiere of THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. The production is co-composed and directed by Keaton Wooden, co-composed by Joe Stevens, written by Jay Paul Deratany and is music directed by Jon Schneidman. (more...)

DTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to Dallas Theater Center (DTC) to support the upcoming world-premiere production of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & Cast Take Bows in Acting Company's THE CHALK GARDEN
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 20, 2017

Just last night, the Acting Company held a one-night-only benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. Completing the cast were Tedra Millan (Present Laughter, The Wolves) as Laurel, Patricia Conolly (The Front Page), Michele Tauber (Mint Theatre's The Charity That Began at Home), Holly Villaire (Scapino), Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as Miss Madrigal, Simon Jones (Blithe Spirit, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as the Judge, David Lansbury (War Horse) as Maitland and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest) as Olivia. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus, directed by Shakespeare Specialist Rob Clare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Starring Dani Shay, to Premiere at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Joe's Pub Announces Upcoming Folk & Country Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to support exciting upcoming performances including some of Folk and Country's most enticing artists! Highlights include Kentucky singer/songwriter Joan Shelley on June 21-22; an all-acoustic show from Okkervil River with opener Jesse Hale Moore on June 27; Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams together on July 12-13; Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame inductee Jeffrey Steele on July 14; experimental fiddle from Gaelynn Lea, last year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, with opener and Kerrville New Folk winner Ben de la Cour on July 15; the album release of Tacoma Narrows' The Currents We Are In, also on July 15, Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan on July 23; Jean Rohe performing songs from her work-in-progress, 'The Odysseus Agreement,' on July 29; and, singer/pianist Olivia Chaney, who is currently collaborating with The Decemberists on the British Folk project Offa Rex, on August 3. Scroll down for more details, pricing and more! (more...)

Bryan Batt, Daisy Eagan, Richard Kind, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for MICHAEL LAVINE & FRIENDS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tony winners and nominees will take part in The Actors Fund benefit 'Michael Lavine & Friends' on Thursday, July 13, at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Chimera Productions to Present Sarah Ruhl's DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New Jersey-based theater company Chimera Productions will present its 12th production, Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, in Princeton, New Jersey on July 20, 21 and 22, 2017, in conjunction with The Arts Council of Princeton. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

FST continues the Summer Mainstage season with the AWARD WINNING SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL PREMIERE of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne. This inspiring and uplifting one-man production runs from July 5 through August 6 in the Keating Theatre. (more...)

Prepare Ye for the Smash Hit Musical GODSPELL on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Now is your chance to experience the dazzling power of the musical Godspell on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage for two performances only: Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Village Playwrights Announce Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Village Playwright meet from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC. Everyone is welcome. (more...)

Roger Schmelzer Wraps NYC Debut, Directed by Marilyn Maye, at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Roger Schmelzer completes his New York cabaret debut with "HeartSongs" on Tuesday night, June 20 at the Metropolitan Room. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Will Move to New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Red Bull Theater has announced that their acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, now at The Duke on 42nd Street, will transfer to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning July 5th.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th. (more...)

Casting Announced for ABT's Final Two Weeks at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Review: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre
by Clarissa Moon - Jun 17, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre continues its twentieth season with ANIMAL CRACKERS, a musical adapted from the Marx Brothers' film of the same name. The plot centers around a party honoring Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding, which is attended by larger-than-life guests, originally played by the Marx Brothers. Mad Cow is known for producing lesser-known shows. ANIMAL CRACKERS  was originally produced on Broadway in 1928, before the Golden Age of musicals. It has a vaudeville feel--broad comedy, from puns to prop comedy to outrageous physical humor. (more...)

Photo Flash: Max von Essen, Zach Rand, and More Raise Money at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

On, Monday, June 5th, 2017, many popular and talented Broadway performers shined a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 3rd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, NYC. (more...)

Park City Institute Opens the 2017 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series with X AMBASSADORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The holiday celebration begins, when Park City Institute presents X Ambassadors on July 3, 2017. "We are kicking off the 2017 St Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series at Deer Valley Resort with a big show from X Ambassadors," says Teri Orr, Park City Institute Executive Director. "This band's energy is just right for a holiday weekend show." (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces COME FROM AWAY Composers & More for 2017 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2017 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli has announced a stellar line-up which includes staged readings of two musicals, three plays, and other special events. (more...)

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