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BWW Review: Chance Theater Amuses with New Video Game-Inspired Musical CLAUDIO QUEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 20, 2017

Video games get the musical comedy treatment in CLAUDIO QUEST, a clever new musical now having its West Coast Premiere performances at Orange County's Chance Theater through February 26 in Anaheim. Those familiar with the 8-bit characters of games like Super Mario Bros. will be amused by the adventures of a pair of heroic brothers whose mission is to save the kidnapped princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing platypus terrorizing the kingdom. When the game suddenly changes players, the heroes are thrown for a loop and must figure out how to navigate and triumph this glitch-filled new world. (more...)

Brits Off Broadway Invites The Original Theatre Company for a Month-long Residency
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Original Theatre Company is delighted to announce that, following a hugely successful second National tour, its production of Torben Betts's critically acclaimed INVINCIBLE will perform at the 13th annual Brits Off Broadway festival in New York City from 1 June - 2 July. (more...)

Meet Nádine - JOSEPH ANND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's New Narrator at Theatre on the Bay
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Joseph AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is back at Theatre on the Bay, this time with a new Narrator, South African television presenter and Afrikaans singing sensation, Nadine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Great Lakes Theater Presents WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott's classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 - March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

BWW Interview: David Reuther, George Banks in MARY POPPINS at the Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 20, 2017

On Friday, February 24, 2017 and Saturday, February 25th, Riverside's Fox Performing Art Center (Fox PAC) will present Theatre Royale's production of MARY POPPINS. David Reuther, known to Inland Empire audiences for his fabulous portrayal of Jean Valjean in Theatre Royale's 2015 production of LES MISERABLES, will play George Banks. Broadway World interviewed Mr. Reuther by email about the show in general and his character in particular. (more...)

Russell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of eight of the Company's dancers. Soloist Russell Janzen has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer, and corps de ballet members Sara Adams, Harrison Ball, Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Unity Phelan, Troy Schumacher, and Indiana Woodward have been promoted to Soloist. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alley Theatre Holds Second Annual New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Alley Theatre held its second annual new play festival - the 2017 Alley All New Festival from February 2-12- and a World Premiere of NSangou Njikam's Syncing Ink on February 8 2017. The festival included seven plays from playwrights including Robert Askins, Bekah Brunstetter and Rajiv Joseph.  The festival also welcomed more than 40 artists, including Suzanne Vega, Faith Prince and Josie de Guzman. (more...)

Tatiana John to Lead Music Theatre of Denton's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Music Theatre of Denton announces the cast for the first show of the 2017 season - Sister Act.   Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, Music by Alen Menkin and Lyrics by Glen Slater. Based on the Touchstone Pictures film written by Joseph Howard. Directed by Eric B. Ryan, music direction by John Norine, Jr. and choreographed by Emily Leekha. Proudly sponsored by The Abbey Inn Restaurant and Pub, Denton, TX. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Announce 15 Young Musicians Selected for 2017 Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Fifteen of Australia's best and brightest classical musicians have been selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) internationally-renowned Fellowship program in 2017. Over the next 12-months these talented young performers will be mentored by members of Australia's flagship orchestra, gaining experience and training that is critical to secure highly-coveted positions in professional orchestras around the world. (more...)

Flynn Center Announces Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Maron, and Upright Citizens Brigade
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The Flynn Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in the region; offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences; and nurtures the creative development of performing artists. Upcoming productions include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Maron, and Upright Citizens Brigade. (more...)

The Playgroup Bids Boca Raton a GOOD MOURNING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The Playgroup, LLC is proud to present the second production of its second season at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, GOOD MOURNING, written by Steve Waverly and directed by Joyce Sweeney. Somewhere between denial and anger….there's comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Farm Life Tale A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN to Open at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.  (more...)

BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!
by Gil Kaan - Feb 17, 2017

UMPO's continues its winning recipe for a raucous evening of laughs and musicality with its latest production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ. Take one part cult film favorite. Separate out the funny situations accenting them with witty, new lines. Add hit pop songs, repurposed to advance the original film plotline. And top it all off with a very talented, triple-threat cast. And what you have is a very tasty WOW! (more...)

Extra Performance Added to JERSEY BOYS in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, there will be an extra performance of the West End smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS in its final week at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 23 March at 3.00pm. This week - week commencing 13 February 2017 - JERSEY BOYS has broken the house record for ticket sales in the history of the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

2017 PEN World Voices Festival Announces Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The thirteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will focus its lens on today's fractious relationship between gender and power. Taking place in New York City, May 1-7, 2017, the weeklong Festival will use literature and the arts to address how gender both enables and impairs full participation in politics and society. (more...)

Ai Weiwei Brings Landsmark Exhibition to Meijer Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Landmark Exhibition Brings Ai Weiwei's Vision to Meijer Gardens (more...)

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal Celebrates Youth Group RTDA's Award-Winning GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Members of St Helens Theatre Royal's youth group are celebrating in style after winning two awards and receiving nine nominations for its smash-hit production of Grease. (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

New Orleans Native Wins BIG FREEDIA'S DANCE OFF Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Fuse, a multiplatform media brand reflecting the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced that nineteen-year-old New Orleans native Satchel Joseph has been named the winner of “Big Freedia's Dance Off” contest, beating out five other finalists to secure a spot on Freedia's legendary shake team. Joseph's father, WGNO TV's News with a Twist anchor LBJ, shared the news today during a live broadcast. Joseph will also appear on the popular Fuse series, Big Freedia Bounces Back (formerly Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce) when it returns for a sixth season later this year. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God by Robert Askins on March 31-April 30.  Directed by Matt Pfeiffer with Robert Smythe as puppet designer and puppet movement director, the all-Philadelphia cast features Grace Gonglewski, Alex Keiper, Aubie Merrylees, Matteo Scammell, and William Zielinski. (more...)

HAIR To Open In London For Immersive 50th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????HAIR transfers to London in Autumn 2017 celebrating its 50th anniversary year! The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre's production of the iconic tribal rock musical directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, transfers to London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2017 (press night Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 7.30pm.) (more...)

Gregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG's 2017 Summer Theatre Season. (more...)

4th Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Headed to Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Executive Artistic Director, & Joshua Lowman, Anchorage General Manager) continue their dynamic partnership for The 4th Annual Alaska One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit The Alaska Native Voices Project, dedicated to serving and uplifting native Alaskan artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is tonight, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.  A Moon For the Misbegotten runs through March 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton Attend PBS's MAYA ANGELOU: AND I STILL RISE Preview in NYC
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Last night, February 16, 2017, at a special preview event for the new documentary 'American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York, NY), Dr. Maya Angelou's grandson Colin Johnson, Co-Founder and Principal of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC, presented Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Bill Clinton with a plaque of Dr. Maya Angelou's inauguration poem, 'On The Pulse of Morning,' that flew on the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) December 5, 2014. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) present "Sounds of Change," a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2017-18 season, which includes a Saint-Saens symphony cycle recorded live for the Hyperion label, marking the first recording of the composer's complete symphonies by an American orchestra. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

Southgate Community Players Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Southgate Community Players has just announced their very talented cast of 'A Chorus Line.' (more...)

New Season of Discovery's NAKED AND AFRAID to Premiere 3/5
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

From Peter Dinklage and Leslie Jones to James Franco and Seth Rogen, everyone wants to get NAKED. Or at least get in on the NAKED AND AFRAID action. (more...)

USITT 2017 Brings Technical Theatre Production Industry to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

USITT's 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo is coming to St. Louis March 8-11, and with it, over 5,500 members of the technical production industry, lights, cameras, and tons of action to the America's Center. (more...)

Timothy Ware to Star as Lola in KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Kinky Boots national tour welcomes Broadway alum Timothy Ware to the road as he takes over the iconic role of Lola. No stranger to Lola's famous thigh-high red boots, Ware was the Lola Standby on Broadway where he performed the role 186 times. He's previously been seen across the country in the national tours of Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ware joins the tour cast in Spokane, WA, on Tuesday February 28, 2017. (more...)

Simon Critchley's PHILOSOPHY FOR KIDS to Return to TILT Kids Festival
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Brooklyn Public Library have announced that Simon Critchley, celebrated scholar, author and moderator of The New York Times philosophy column 'The Stone,' will host a new edition of his Philosophy for Kids program on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, as part of the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Star in New Comedy THE HOUSE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star in the new comedy THE HOUSE, hitting theaters on  June 30, 2017. Check out the trailer below. (more...)

Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray & Emily Saliers Announce Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Legendary artists and longtime friends Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will share the stage in a special group performance as Four Voices in June. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Sacramento Premiere GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Guards at the Taj is the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Play, and the 2016 Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play. Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist, Jonathan Williams, returns to direct this critically acclaimed two person play for its Sacramento Premiere. Guards at the Taj will feature two actors new to the Sacramento theatre scene, (more...)

Broadway Knights presents BROADWAY ARTS: A Benefit Concert for the Anaheim Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Broadway Knights is pleased to present Broadway Arts: A Concert to Benefit the Anaheim Arts Council on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful M3 Live Event Center Theatre in Anaheim. (more...)

Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

???????Olathe Civic Theatre Association is pleased to announce the five finalists whose work will be showcased during the theatre's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition March 10 and 11. Audiences will see short teasers of scripts submitted by local playwrights earlier this season and will vote for the script that will receive a full workshop at OCTA this summer. The winner will be announced following the second night of the competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed's 2017 Season, Featuring RAGS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the six superb musicals during Goodspeed's upcoming 2017 season. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season, so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday, offering great deals on these six highly anticipated musicals. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Hits the Big Screen- In Theatres Today!
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,' plays in U.S. movie theaters for three days only today, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the role he created as 'Jack Kelly.' Joining Jordan are original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as 'Katherine,' Ben Fankhauser as 'Davey' and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as 'Crutchie,' and NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer,' Aisha de Haas as 'Medda Larkin,' and Ethan Steiner as 'Les.' (more...)

Keith Urban Leads Nominations for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year®, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. (more...)

Playwriting Program Fosters New Voices in the D.C. Theatre Scene
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Catholic University M.F.A. playwriting candidates Garret Lee Milton and Rebecca Dzida will have the chance this week to watch fully-mounted productions of their original thesis works in the University's Hartke Theatre. (more...)

Once And For All, NEWSIES is Back! Recap Before You Hit the Movie Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,' playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the role he created as 'Jack Kelly.' Joining Jordan are original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as 'Katherine,' Ben Fankhauser as 'Davey' and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as 'Crutchie,' and NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer,' Aisha de Haas as 'Medda Larkin,' and Ethan Steiner as 'Les.' (more...)

Albuquerque Little Theatre Announces 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Albuquerque Little Theatre has announced the details for its 88th season! See the  full lineup below: (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

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