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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.

DIE JIM CROW: ART FROM U.$. PRISONS Exhibition to Open at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?The Sheen Center for Though at Culture, at 18 Bleecker Street, will host Die Jim Crow: Art from U.$. Prisons – a mixed-media exhibition curated by Fury Young, examining the explosive artistic output from denizens of the U.S. prison system. The exhibition which will run from June 3, 2016 to July 17, 2016, is part of the Sheen Center's 2016-2017 Gallery Season entitled “Extraordinary Jubilee: A Season of Reflection and Mercy.” (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival to Kick Off Third Weekend, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, which this year features more than 400 dancers and musicians from 32 top Bay Area dance companies representing more than twenty world cultural traditions, 12 world premieres, and two North American premieres, concludes with Weekend 3 June 18 and 19 at the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.  (more...)

Stage Rights Announces Winner of First Ready to Publish Award
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?Stage Rights has announced that Laura King is the recipient of the first ever Ready to Publish Award, which will be given annually in partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Laura was selected from five finalists who pitched their scripts at this year's SETC Annual Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina. (more...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

Shirley Alston Reeves & The Chiffons to Play The Suncoast Showroom, 6/25-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Shirley Alston Reeves, Original Lead Singer of the Shirelles, and The Chiffons will bring nostalgic doo wop classics of the 50's and 60's to the Suncoast Showroom June 25 and 26. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Pair of New Brierley Resident Acting Company Members
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty has announced two new members to DTC's Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company. Adam A. Anderson and Tiana Kaye Johnson will be joining the Brierley Resident Acting Company for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Accenture and Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi Launch Official Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy App
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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London Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Set against a black backdrop with unsettling moments of complete darkness, a small audience is sealed in an atmospheric Vault under the Waterloo railway arches. Winner of the Best Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2015, and the Underbelly Adelaide Award 2015, this is the London premiere of CUT - an edge-of-your-seat thriller, written by award-winning Australian playwright Duncan Graham and performed by Hannah Norris. (more...)

ABC Announces Cast of 'BACHELOR IN PARADISE, Premiering 8/2
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The long awaited third season of last summer's genre-defying breakout hit series “Bachelor in Paradise” returns on TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

JUBILEE SENIORS TELL ALL Set for 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Stories Of New York - Seniors presents Jubilee Seniors Tell All - Final Show at Catholic Charities St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center, 55 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on Thursday June 23rd - 2pm. Free to the public, no reservation needed. (more...)

Selfridges to Open The reFASHIONed Theatre with The Faction's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Prepare to witness a performance like no other as The reFASHIONed Theatre opens at Selfridges with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING presented by critically-acclaimed theatre company, The Faction. (more...)

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Acquires Willow Park Estates & Jubilee Landing in the Edmonton Metro Area
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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Canadian Tour of POTTED POTTER to Launch This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Starvox Entertainment presents the Canadian Tour of London's West End hit POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff. Written and created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated BBC Television actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, limited engagements will run across Canada from September 24 - December 31, 2016. POTTED POTTER is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old, indeed). (more...)

A HAUNTING to Premiere at The King's Head This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The world premiere of this contemporary thriller comes to The King's Head this July, directed by Jennifer Davis as part of the Trainee Resident Director Scheme. (more...)

Cast Announced for MNM Productions' THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today named the five-person cast of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, a musical revue showcasing the music of legendary Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, including such audience favorite tunes as All That Jazz, My Coloring Book and New York, New York. Conceived by David Thompson, Scott Ellis and Susan Stroman, the show will run for 15 performances at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach, starting on Thursday, August 4, 2016. (more...)

DTC to Launch Public Works Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

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...)

Judi Dench to Star as Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Judi Dench will take on the role of Queen Victoria in VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to be helmed by Stephen Frears. (more...)

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

 Multi-platinum-selling country artist Sara Evans, ukulele phenomenon Jake Shimabukuro, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Iris DeMent, Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray, and the Nashville assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green, and Paul Franklin, are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration with Tour de Force III Dance Spectacular
by Louisa Brady - Jun 16, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts begins its 30th Anniversary celebration with another one-night-only star-studded evening of dance: Tour de Force III. The performance will be the first event to represent the array and diversity of the Center's artistic programming, in this case, 30 years of presenting the greatest ballet companies and the world's most celebrated dancers. Tour de Force III will be on Saturday, August 27 in Segerstrom Hall. Produced in collaboration with Ardani Artists, the program will include four Center premieres: Clay by Vladimir Varnava, Zeitgeist by Alastair Marriott, Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes and Le Divertissement du Roi by Maxim Petrov. The international cast includes Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambe?, Friedemann Vogel and Edward Watson, as well as members of the The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Meryvn Stutter
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 9, 2016

BWW speaks to Mervyn Stutter ahead of his 25th year of Edinburgh Fringe performances! (more...)

FIRST LOOK: BBC America's Critically-Acclaimed Drama RIPPER STREAM Returns 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

BBC AMERICA's critically-acclaimed co-production, RIPPER STREET, returns on Thursday, July 28, at 10/9c. (more...)

VANITIES: THE MUSICAL to Make European Debut at Trafalgar Studios This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

This Autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC's Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot). (more...)

Boston Pops to Perform First Concert in Sioux Falls, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017.  Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra", the Boston Pops has chosen Sioux Falls as one if its destinations during its limited Midwest tour. Ticket on-sale dates and pricing will be announced sometime in the near future. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE: MEN TELL ALL on ABC - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE: MEN TELL ALL, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 26, 2016! (more...)

Branson's Falltastic Show Spree Begins Sept 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

From September 5 through September 12, 2016, Branson, Missouri's Falltastic Show Spree offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy ten of the top shows in Branson for one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125).  Sponsored by The League of Branson Theatre Owners & Show Producers (The Branson Show League), the Falltastic Show Spree passes are for sale only on-line at the official website ShowsInBranson.com. (more...)

Lyric Stages OUR MAN IN HAVANA - As You've Never Experienced it Before
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Saucy dance rhythms and film-noire scores meet black comedy cabaret in Lyric Opera's revival of Australian composer Malcolm Williamson's work, Our Man in Havana, last performed over 50 years ago and before his spectacular fall from grace. Director Suzanne Chaundy said the performance would provide Fringe Festival audiences with an amazing, immersive musical experience set in a seedy Cuban nightclub, complete with bar and showgirls. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular—“An Evening with Renée Fleming,” featuring “America's reigning diva” (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance! One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. From the Metropolitan Opera and the White House to the Super Bowl and now the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the internationally sought-after soprano arrives to inaugurate the Symphony's 10th season in its home. There is no better place in the world to hear this modern diva's sumptuous voice and dazzling technique than in the opulent and acoustically superior Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 2, 2016! (more...)

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bonnie Brown Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Bonnie Brown Ring, one-third of one of Country Music's most enduring family groups as a member of The Browns, passed away on July 16th at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas following complications from lung cancer. (more...)

Mandolin Orange's New Album BLINDFALLER Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

?Mandolin Orange will release their highly anticipated new album, Blindfaller, on September 30 via Yep Roc Records. (more...)

Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Launch Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular-'An Evening with Renee Fleming,' featuring 'America's reigning diva' (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance. (more...)

Irish Singing Group Celtic Thunder Tours Canadian Cities
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

International Justice Mission Canada is proud to be Celtic Thunder's charity of choice for all Canadian tour stops. The 2016 North America tour includes 11 cities in Canada. Celtic Thunder is inspired by IJM Canada's vision to rescue thousands, protect millions and prove that justice for the poor is possible. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Sport For Jove to Stage New Australian Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Seymour Centre resident theatre company, Sport For Jove Theatre are proud to present a brand new Australian translation of one of theatre's defining works, Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, as part of the Reginald Season from 28th July to 13th August, 2016. (more...)

THE WAWEL DRAGON to Celebrate Polish Mythology at The Scoop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Gods and Monsters have made a last minute change to their repertoire this summer, offering 20,000 free seats to a family production celebrating Poland's mythology. (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin Plays Solo Debut and Lang Lang in Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, with Lang Lang as soloist; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, with Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin as soloist, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Dhol Drum Masters The Dhol Foundation Announce First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

North American audiences are in for a powerful new experience this fall, as England's The Dhol Foundation launch their first North American tour. Led by master drummer Johnny Kalsi, the ten-piece multi-instrumental collective will bring their tunefully thunderous performances to eight stages (more...)

Dhol Drum Masters The Dhol Foundation Launch First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

North American audiences are in for a powerful new experience this fall, as England's The Dhol Foundation launch their first North American tour. (more...)

Boston Pops to Visit Sioux Falls for the First Time Next Spring; Tickets on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE GREATER GAME at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM Extended at Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Central Works (CW) world premiere of Patricia Milton's political comedy Hearts of Palm has been extended through Sunday, August 21. (more...)

John McAfee and Eijah to Present at DEF CON 24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

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MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Montreal Premiere September 11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Segal Centre proudly presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, directed by Steven Schipper. Based on the popular Chaim Potok novel of the same name, My Name Is Asher Lev tells the story of a young Hasidic man with a passion for painting that threatens to tear his family and community apart. The 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, Asher Lev makes its Montreal premiere on the Segal stage for three weeks only, September 11 through October 2, before heading to theRoyal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from October 12 to 29. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Mandolin Orange Debuts New Track 'Hard Travelin'; BLINDFALLER Album Out Sept 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Mandolin Orange premieres their latest song 'Hard Travelin' on PopMatters, who call the track, 'a delightful mix of Americana, bluegrass and country.' (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers' 31st Anniversary Jubilee to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Actors Fund announced today that they will honor Joe Lanteri/The NYC Dance Alliance, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober at the Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) 31st Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, September 26 at 6PM at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway). (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

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