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Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

What is the importance of classical music in today's world? This is a concern of Kent Nagano's, in his 12th year at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. And that question is at the source of the programming offered by the OSM for its 2017-2018 season, with the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal well under way. Each week, Maison symphonique will resound to the sound of the Orchestra, with over 100 concerts being presented there. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

Sajitha Madathil's KALI NAATAKAM Explores Themes of Womanhood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Indian actress, Sajitha Madathil's latest project, 'Kali Naatakam' explores the idea of womanhood. It will be staged at Tagore Theatre at 6 pm on Friday. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 22, 2017

It's a hot summer weekend in Washington Heights, brought to Lancaster complete with an electric blackout. Anything can happen in the barrio, and it does. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 22, 2017

Matt Blank shares his experiences with suicide, depression and tragedy, and sits down with the stars of the March 26 performance of 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The evening features the best of stage and screen… and a few teen stars of our generation you just might want to see while supporting a vitally important cause. (more...)

Tel Aviv SWEENEY TODD Revival Announces Dates and Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The upcoming Israeli revival of Stephan Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical thriller SWEENEY TODD has announced its June opening. (more...)

Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre Present BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This May, Expressions Dance Company's award-winning choreographer, Natalie Weir, brings her stunning new work Behind Closed Doors to the Playhouse at QPAC. (more...)

Smash Hit THE KITE RUNNER to Fly Again in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

After 93 standing ovations and wowing 60,000 people at Wyndhams Theatre, "The Kite Runner" will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. (more...)

Elrow Announces 2017 Summer Festival Takeovers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

After spectacularly closing out 2016 with a number of record-setting parties across the globe, elrow have now confirmed the first summer festivals to host their legendary themed shows in 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dani Flombaum of TIGROU at Estadio Obras
by Felicitas de la Fare - Mar 22, 2017

Tigrou tells the story of a young child that gets lost in the woods. Looking for shelter for the night, he ends up in an old abandoned Castle. Tigrou´s arrival to the castle awakens the unseen dwellers lost in time. A group of acrobats, singers and dancers bring this fascinating tale to life, and they tell the story of this little boy's journey to adulthood. (more...)

The Mama Foundation to Launch Spring 2017 Season with Revival of 'ALIVE!'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Vy Higginsen and The Mama Foundation for The Arts announces their Spring 2017 Season with the revival of the hit musical ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin' at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem, NY on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm, followed by Saturday matinees on May 6th, 13th and 20th at 1pm. (more...)

Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir from Harlem to Host Concert Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Vy Higginsen and The Mama Foundation for The Arts announces their first Harlem Gospel Concert Series starring Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir from Harlem at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th Street starting April 15th at 2:00pm and continuing the first three Saturdays of May (6th, 13th & 20th) at 4:30pm. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students To Participate in 2017 NYO-USA at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Each summer, the country's most gifted young musicians are chosen by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA) of America. This year, seven Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) students have been selected to participate in the prestigious 2017 NYO-USA. The PYO students who have been chosen from PA are: Fiyi Adebekun, violin, of Lansdale, Allyson Cohen, violin, of Narberth, Isabella Egawa, violin, of Bala Cynwyd, Johnny May, violin, of Penn Valley and Joy Zhao, cello, of Chalfont. The student from DE is Conor McAvinue, violin, of Wilmington, and the student from NJ is Daniel Kim, clarinet, of Skillman. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and Joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Dominion Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 21, 2017

It's 1945, and Paris is shakily emerging from Nazi occupation - celebrating, yes, with soldiers returning and families reuniting, but also confronting collaborators in their midst and post-war deprivation. Amidst this turmoil, two future lovers meet: an encounter of seismic power. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, one of the world's greatest composers, conductors and arrangers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. From 'Moon River' to 'The Days of Wine and Roses' to the 'Peter Gunn Theme,' the music of Henry Mancini has helped define American film and television soundtracks for nearly five decades, and earned the legendary composer four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy Awards and numerous other honors, including a U.S. Postage Stamp. The evening not only honors Henry Mancini, but also celebrates Ginny Mancini and the Mancini family with a special performance by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami-their first Los Angeles appearance since their move to Florida-with all proceeds benefiting the artistic, educational and outreach programs of The Wallis. (more...)

Experience Neil Diamond's Music Like Never Before!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

April is just around the corner and spring is in the air meaning the 2017 Season at Flat Rock Playhouse is ramping up to full speed.  What better way to celebrate the spring and before long, spring into summer, than with a weekend of that timeless, ageless Sweet Caroline sound and Neil Diamond's Music like NEVER before!  The Cherry Cherry Band, featuring a 9 piece band led by 30-year performance veteran and famed Neil Diamond tribute artist Steve Kelly, will run from April 6th - 9th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare, Paul Owen and More Win 2017 Awards in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Individual artists and arts organizations inspiring Greater Louisville and the nation through their art will be honored as part of the second annual Awards in the Arts, presented by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Joy Mangano. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Newcomer Mia Pinero in Character for PlayMakers' MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Lerner and Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' at the Paul Green Theatre, from April 5 through 29, 2017. PlayMakers has re-imagined this classic musical to fit its unique theatrical space and welcomes a dynamic cast that includes newcomer Mia Pinero as Eliza Doolittle. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Pinero in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for KING OF THE YEES at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Explore the vivid history of America's largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in Lauren Yee's King of the Yees - a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere that was developed in the 2015 New Stages Festival. Yee's longtime collaborator Joshua Kahan Brody directs her offbeat and electric Joy ride about living in the contemporary world while honoring one's rich ancestral heritage-and the conflict that ensues. The production will debut at A Contemporary Theatre and Canada's National Arts Centre later this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Review: Sierra Madre Playhouse Welcomes a Treasure-Filled BELLE OF AMHERST
by Don Grigware - Mar 21, 2017

Based on the poetry, diaries and letters of poet Emily Elizabeth Dickinson of Amherst, Massachusetts, William Luce's The Belle of Amherst opened to great acclaim on Broadway in 1976 winning a Tony for its star Julie Harris. Petite like Dickinson herself, Harris continued to play the role for 25 years, again reviving it on tour at the Laguna Playhouse in the year 2000. I am happy to say I saw both the 1976 and 2000 productions, which were indeed mesmerizing. Now at Sierra Madre Playhouse, tall and very unique Ferrell Marshall produces and stars as Emily in a brave and exciting performance through April 23. I can only say that in spite of her physical differences, she pulled me in immediately and in the end made me feel every bit as Joyful as when I had seen the play before. (more...)

Danny Barnes, Grant Gordy, and Joe K Walsh Play Hill Country Live NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who's earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. (more...)

MSG Broadcaster & TODAY Contributor Jill Martin to Be Honored with 2017 GARDEN OF DREAMS HERO Award
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Garden of Dreams Foundation announced today that MSG Networks' Knicks Broadcaster, Today Show Contributor and Garden of Dreams Foundation advisory board member Jill Martin is the recipient of the 2017 Garden of Dreams Hero Award. (more...)

The Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is bringing to its stage a series of staged readings exploring the AIDS crisis, as seen by Broadway playwrights at the time. Talkbacks with each creative team will follow each performance. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Featuring Same-Sex Couples Among OSF's 2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill today. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announces its 2017-2018 season, the biggest yet with a six-concert classical series including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and its life-affirming “Ode to Joy,” symphonies by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich, an entire program of Mozart, and exciting PSO co-commissions by Philip Glass and Saad Haddad. The PSO continues to attract quality solo artists with an all-star line-up of pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Shai Wosner, violinist Ilya Kaler, and cellist Joshua Roman performing his own work, Awakening. Collaborations with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the LARK Quartet set the bar early on for quality performances throughout the season. Music Director Rossen Milanov will conduct all but the March concert, which will be led by guest conductor Teddy Abrams. (more...)

LIGHTS OUT, SKELETON CREW and More Set for People's Light's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 Season at People's Light features iconic and intimate stories of heroism and hope, rebellion and romance. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Week for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that single tickets for the upcoming RENT 20th Anniversary Tour engagement in Chicago will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The popular musical will play the Oriental Theatre for a limited one-week engagement from May 9-14, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Stars Sing for Seniors in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On March 13th, 2017, Sing For Your Seniors (SFYS) hosted the latest in its series of Broadway Sessions with cast members from the National Tour of 'An American in Paris' for the seniors at Morning Star Adult Day Program in Denver while on their stop at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts. The Morning Star audience enJoyed a one-hour session, as well as a meet-and-greet visit with the cast following the performance. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents MY FAIR LADY Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Lerner and Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' at the Paul Green Theatre, from April 5 through 29, 2017. (more...)

Elaine Bass Releases 'Sally and 36 Cents'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

'Sally and 36 Cents': an uplifting message of grace and kindness even in the face of poverty and hopelessness. 'Sally and 36 Cents' is the creation of published author Elaine Bass, a sculptor and artist residing in Virginia. (more...)

'Walking with Herb: A Spiritual Golfing Journey to the Masters' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A small town banker's mission to play in the Masters becomes a reality as he shares a humorous and faith-filled story in 'Walking with Herb: A Spiritual Golfing Journey to the Masters.' (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season Including Same Sex OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill. (more...)

PERILOUS TIMES to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jammins Events presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Mar 20, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation. (more...)

Keyboardist/Composer Reverso Returns to Jango X with 'Believe'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Reverso is the deep and dark alter ego of a highly respected Sicilian pianist, keyboardist/composer. (more...)

Ruthie Foster to Celebrate CD Release at City Vineyard This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Ruthie will celebrate the album tomorrow, March 21, at 8:30 p.m. at City Vineyard (Voices Along the Hudson, 155 Varick, NYC). (more...)

Art, Politics, and Uncertainty Embolden Panel Discussion at Performance at Steps
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, invite industry professionals and emerging dance makers to discuss "The Arts in Uncertain Times." Explored over two events, Artists Talk: Dance Criticism in Uncertain Times,April 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Performance Lab: Choreography in Uncertain Times, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m, both events will take place at the Steps Studio Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side.  (more...)

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes Named IAMA Theatre Company's 'Patron of the Arts'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

IAMA Theatre Company announces world-renowned television producer and creator Shonda Rhimes as the first ever 'Patron of the Arts' for the critically acclaimed theater company. (more...)

Stunningly Staged Production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Runs Through 4/2 at Luther Burbank Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

'Audiences are raving about - A View from the Bridge,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for North Bay Stage Company and their production of Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge' at Luther Burbank Center running through April 2nd. (more...)

Musica Viva NY to Present AN ELEGY FOR ALL HUMANITY at All Souls Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Musica Viva NY, led by Artistic Director Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, closes its 2016-2017 season on Sunday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church with An Elegy for All Humanity, featuring a performance of Brahms' German-language masterpiece, Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) in a rarely heard chamber ensemble arrangement by Joachim Linckelmann with the Musica Viva NY choir and soloists soprano Devony Smith and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel. (more...)

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Mar 20, 2017

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square
by Amy Zipperer - Mar 20, 2017

Smoke on the Mountain, a homespun musical conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Connie Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Carver and Mark Hardwick, has enJoyed long runs in numerous theatres worldwide since its premiere in 1988.  And it's also racked up some fairly significant critical praise.  While both of these facts should be surprising given that the dental floss-thin plot and the Southern caricature-characters are nothing more than conduits for the long catalogue of gospel hymns that make up the bulk of the show, there's something infectious about it that leaves us willing to tap our toes and clap our hands.  That's certainly true for the audience at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square on Saturday evening where patrons clapped, shouted, and offered up eager, full-bodied 'Amens' in response to Emil Thomas's lively and earnest staging of the musical.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE ASHLEY BOUDER PROJECT Shines with Versatility
by Christina Pandolfi - Mar 20, 2017

On March 17 2017, excitement buzzed at the Peter Norton Symphony Space during the season premiere of The Ashley Bouder Project. A powerful collective that celebrates the beauty and strength of female dancers (and the resilient support of their male counterparts!) the showcase more than proved Bouder's mantra that At This Dance, Women Take the Lead. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by David Fick - Mar 20, 2017

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony themed 'Live with Flair' at the Artscape Theatre Center last night, with the undisputed highlight of the night being the disruption of the ceremony by Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani, and Zikhona Jacobs. (more...)

The Theatre Guild Continues Season with Student Production of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Following the success of The Jew of Malta last week, the Theatre Guild continues its 2017 season with a student production of Medea, opening on Thursday 6 April. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. to Bring Padraic Lillis' 'HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN' to IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Stable Cable Lab Co. will present a limited engagement of Padraic Lillis' solo show Hope You Get to Eleven, or What Are We Doing to Do About Sally? directed by Scott Illingworth at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B). (more...)

VIDEO: Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein are Having (and Performing) a 'Great Day'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein are two of Broadway's most recognizable figures, and their friendship and frequent collaborations are always a Joy to witness. The two took to Facebook recently and performed a wonderful rendition of Kay Thompson's song Great Day. Check out the video below! (more...)

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