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The Royal Family of a country very much like England becomes bored and decides to pose as commoners, leading to a series of wild adventures.

Handel and Haydn Society Gives First New York City Performance in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

In addition to its New York appearance this spring and its regular concert series in Boston, Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society also return this summer to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires, for the first time since 1991. Christophers leads Purcell's The Fairy Queen with 21 players, 18 choristers, two soloists, and a narrator, on Wednesday, August 9 at 8 p.m. at Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood campus. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

MGP Live today announces 2017 tour dates for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses in North America and Europe. Upcoming shows will feature a new piece from the newly released Breath of the Wild, an all new movement fromSkyward Sword, an updated overture, and the return of a classic piece that might just make some wishes come true! (more...)

UK Premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON to Open at Sadler's Wells this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Sisters Grimm, the creators of the Grammy Award-nominated show INALA, are delighted to present the UK premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON, a passionate dance musical from the heart of Brazil, directed by Pietra Mello-Pittman, choreographed by Helen Pickett and composed by Ella Spira in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters Danny Nascimento, Dito Martins and Julien Davis and world?renowned percussionists Olodum. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' 'Love Creatures' Out 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

“There are some people out there who just don't know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. (more...)

Photo Flash: Public Works Dallas Presents Groundbreaking Production of THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Ignite/Arts Dallas, and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater's Public Works and AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced details for Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. (more...)

International Singing Sensation The Tenors Perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Critically acclaimed for their musical diversity, multi-platinum Canadian vocal sensation The Tenors bring their rich, choral harmonies to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, May 9 at 8 p.m.!  In this Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music performance, enjoy moving musical reinventions of powerful anthems and popular classics including "Lean on Me," "You Are So Beautiful," and "Agnus Dei," in addition to original compositions by The Tenors themselves. Thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies, The Tenors, blend classical music and contemporary pop.  (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Gabriele Ciampi Releases New Album, IN DREAMS AWAKE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Contemporary and soundtrack composer, Gabriele Ciampi, is releasing a new album world-wide entitled 'In Dreams Awake' by Universal Music Italy. (more...)

Coney Island USA Celebrates 35 Years of The Mermaid Parade
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Coney Island USA will present our Annual Spring Gala on Saturday evening, March 25, 2017. Our Coral Jubilee is a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Mermaid Parade and the 100th anniversary of our landmark building!  (more...)

MADD Presents 'Jes Fan: No Clearance in Niche', Thru 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

 The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is pleased to present Jes Fan: No Clearance in Niche, running from March 2 through April 30. This marks the inaugural installation of Fellow Focus, an ongoing exhibition series highlighting the work of alumni of the Van Lier Arts Fellowship at MAD. Funded by the New York Community Trust and introduced to the Museum by its Education Department in 2016, the fellowship provides talented, culturally underrepresented rising artists with financial support and a dedicated studio at MAD for full-time use over four months. (more...)

MEIN KAMPF Staged Again in Dark Revival at Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

???????One of the most original and darkly satirical theatre voices of the 20th century, George Tabori, will be jolted back to life when the director Manfred Bormann, and the actor GW Reed bring his "Mein Kampf" and "Jubilee" back to the stage.  (more...)

Ryan Adams' Prisnor Tour Adds Dates Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

His Apollo Theater show on the February 17 release date of his new Prisoner (PAX AM/Blue Note) was one of the hottest tickets in recent NYC memory. (more...)

International Leaders In Performance And Dance Join Southbank Centre's Summer Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Today Southbank Centre announces a powerful international line-up for its summer performance and dance programme, with a host of UK premieres. (more...)

Kurt Weill's Anti-Apartheid Musical LOST IN THE STARS Among LACO Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (more...)

BWW Review: Kurt Weill's Final Musical Masterpiece LOST IN THE STARS Makes its Triumphant Return to Los Angeles
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2017

I first heard about Kurt Weill's final musical masterpiece, LOST IN THE STARS, when I was studying his body of work during my senior year at CSUN. It was at a time, such as now, when society was being torn apart by opposing political forces, protests filled the streets, and racial inequality was being challenged in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. And I have been waiting since then to see a production of the "musical tragedy" which opened on Broadway in 1949, just one year prior to Weill's death at age 50, at a time when segregation was still rampant in America. I am thrilled to report my wish came true last weekend at UCLA's Royce Hall when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with CAP UCLA, presented the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of LOST IN THE STARS. (more...)

Sarah McLachlan to be Inducted into Canadian Music Hall Of Fame at 2017 JUNO Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce that multi-platinum, award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will be the 2017 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. (more...)

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Announces Resident Companies to Comprise the Center's Cultural Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center today announced the names of the 11 regional non-profit organizations that will form the Center's resident companies. This Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. Each will offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and educational programming. (more...)

Broadway's New Genie Major Attaway Talks Dallas Beginnings and Nabbing His Dream Role
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Attaway's magical carpet ride to ALADDIN started with overcoming a childhood illness, along with the power of regional theatre. (more...)

BBC Concert Orchestra To Appoint Dobrinka Tabakova as New Composer in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey will be announcing that the BBC Concert Orchestra has appointed Dobrinka Tabakova as its new composer in residence, succeeding Guy Barker, who has been the associate composer for four years. (more...)

Musical Adaptation of THE TEMPEST to be Inaugural Production of Public Works Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Tempest will run for four performances from Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Buffy Sainte-Marie to be Recognized as Outstanding Humanitarian at 2017 JUNO Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that iconic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, social activist, educator, philanthropist and visual artist Buffy Sainte-Marie will be the award recipient of the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, presented by Bell Media. Sainte-Marie exemplifies the essence of humanitarianism through her dedication to protecting indigenous communities and indigenous intellectual property, which have been at the epicentre of her lifelong activism. (more...)

Robert Randolph & the Family Band to Appear at Fox 25th Anniversary Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over-'joy,' 'freedom,' 'energy.' Which is no surprise, really, because those are the same things that immediately spring into a listener's mind when these twelve tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his longtime accompanists, the Family Band, explode out of the speakers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane - Venturing Out Into What Matters with LOST IN THE STARS
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 16, 2017

Not since 1950 have audiences in L.A. been able to see a live professional performance of Kurt Weill's musical masterpiece LOST IN THE STARS. That changes this month when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents a brand new production in partnership with CAP UCLA. Set during the era of South African apartheid, the devastating tale of a black minister whose son accidentally kills a white neighbor's son explores racial inequalities and the courage it takes to forgive when faced with an impossible moral dilemma. (more...)

MAD Announces New Trustees and Treasurer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announced today the appointment of two new Trustees: Andi Potamkin Blackmore and Simon Bolton. The Board of Trustees also named current Finance Committee Chair Michael Dweck Treasurer. The election took place at the December 8, 2016, board meeting. (more...)

Museum of Arts and Design to Extend Pay-What-You-Wish Admission on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announced today that it will extend Pay-What-You-Wish admission to visitors on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017, from 10 am to 9 pm. This will be one of the last opportunities for visitors to experience Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS, an exhibition about climate change and coral reef death, which closes January 22. (more...)

DNAWORKS and Stage West Theatre to Present AFTER ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

DNAWORKS and Stage West Theatre will present "AFTER ORLANDO: An International Theatre Action in Response to the Pulse Night Club Shooting", a staged reading, post show community dialogue, and reception at Stage West Theatre on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00pm.  Admission is free.  Donations will be encouraged to benefit Ft. Worth's LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S., a local youth advocacy and service organization. (more...)

Le Gateau Chocolat with In Company Collective Presents BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

An intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat's life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression, performed with the 13-piece Psappha ensemble. (more...)

MAD Announces Spring Exhibitions Focusing on Fashion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

This spring, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents a series of exhibitions showcasing three dynamic moments in fashion that emphasize history, practice, and critique. Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story is the first major survey in over 20 years of the designer's iconic career. Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture will spotlight handmade fashions from the 1960s and 1970s, while fashion after Fashion will examine contemporary fashion as a conceptual and critical practice through works by Eckhaus Latta, ensaemble, Lucy Jones, Ryohei Kawanishi, Henrik Vibskov, and SSAW Magazine. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Riccardo Muti Returns For February Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on a critically acclaimed seven-city, 11-concert European tour in January 2017, Music Director Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in February for two weeks of concerts and activities, February 13-25. (more...)

Jordan E. Cooper's AINT' NO MO' Set for Blackboard @ the cell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Black History Month feature is "Ain't No Mo' " by Jordan E. Cooper, an uproarious odyssey that portrays The Great Exodus of Black Americans out of a country that is plagued with injustice. (more...)

Top Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. (more...)

World-Renowned Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns & Special Guest New Jersey Choral Society Perform for Julia's Butterfly Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Julia's Butterfly Foundation is pleased to announce a spectacular evening with Anthony Kearns of the Irish Tenors, accompanist David George and special guest the New Jersey Choral Society. (more...)

Acclaimed FISK JUBILEE SINGERS To Headline Ryman 125th Anniversary Concert
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 28, 2017

The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers - who are among the trailblazing artists who have helped Nashville to assume the moniker of "Music City USA" - will perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in a concert celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Ryman, which over the course of its history has become known as "the mother church of country music." (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre's Fourth Annual TAKEOVER Sees Expansion To Six Partner Venues Across Brent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today the Tricycle Theatre announces initial programming for its fourth Takeover. Six venues across the borough will host more than 25 free events, screenings, performances and masterclasses across a 13 day period in April. During the Takeover, young people from across London will be invited to get involved as audiences, workshop participants and performers. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

Public Works Dallas to Launch with THE TEMPEST This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Ignite/Arts Dallas, and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater's Public Works and AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced details for Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

PNC Pops to Welcome Best of Broadway for 'STANDING OVATIONS'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The PNC Pops proves 'there's no business like show business' during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with 'Broadway Standing Ovations' on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Tell Intertwining Stories at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian),  tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.  The Orchestra performs in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and at the University of Georgia, Wake Forest University, and others. Special guest artists at Carnegie Hall include two of classical music's most treasured American voices, soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Thomas Hampson.  The New York program will feature debut performances of Guillaume Connesson's Celephaïs and a new Ravel arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Antar with text by Amin Maalouf. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Vogue Magazine Highlights a Royal Visit to Belize and Chaa Creek
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016


New Orleans' Rashaad Newsome Returns for Mélange at the Contemporary Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce that New Orleans native Rashaad Newsome returns for his interdisciplinary presentation of Melange. Including films and recent works on paper, as well as the artist's vogue performance, this assembly of genre-bending works frames both Newsome's live performance and studio practice through the history of collage. Using layered constructions of formal material to investigate layered constructions of social identity, Melange borrows from dance, technology, gaming, and hand-crafted collage for a transformative presentation of art in motion. The visual arts exhibition will be on view in the CAC Galleries January 14-February 12, 2017. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Perform 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra's 37th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. takes place at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m., under the direction of Thomas Wilkins. (more...)

Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Announce 'Together Again' Tour Dates For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Following the stunning success of their Platinum selling album 'Together' and 29 sold out shows across the UK in 2016, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have announced today that they will return in 2017 for a selection of exclusive dates throughout the country. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

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