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Photo Flash: Nuance Theatre Company's HAMLET Featured on GINGER NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Nu•ance Theatre Company's production of Hamlet, directed by John DeSotelle is being seen by a vast audience these days thanks to its extensive video and television coverage. Ginger Broderick hosted a special episode of her television show, Ginger New York, featuring director, John DeSotelle, and members of the cast including Jack Wink, making his New York debut as Prince Hamlet. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 9th, 2017 - Paper Mill, BIG RIVER, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNSET BOULEVARD, starring Glenn Close, opens on Broadway! (more...)

Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic welcomes Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden in 2017-18, a season that celebrates the Philharmonic's greatest strengths and essential commitments while looking to the future as an innovative, global ensemble, spotlighting its musicians and partners, dedication to new music, wide-ranging repertoire, education programs, and accessibility. (more...)

Steve Tyrell to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with STANDARD TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes back Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, for four performances only: Thursday, March 30 (8 p.m.); Friday, March 31 (8 p.m.); Saturday, April 1 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 2 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Al Pacino and Judith Light in GOD LOOKED AWAY at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse presents their first development production, under the theater's new play development program PlayWorks, Dotson Rader's GOD LOOKED AWAY starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) as 'Tennessee Williams' and co-starring two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Light (Transparent) as Williams' close friend 'Estelle' and Miles Gaston Villanueva (CBS's The Young and the Restless) as 'Baby.' (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic welcomes Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden in 2017-18, a season that celebrates the Philharmonic's greatest strengths and essential commitments while looking to the future as an innovative, global ensemble, spotlighting its musicians and partners, dedication to new music, wide-ranging repertoire, education programs, and accessibility. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center & Jazz Foundation of America co-Present Stanley Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and Jazz Foundation of America will co-present Stanley Jordan on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8pm at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater. Among the most gifted guitarists of his generation, Jordan is master of the two-handed tapping technique, using the neck of the guitar like a keyboard rather than strumming or picking. Applying this astonishing technique, or "touch style" in another setting, Jordan also performs on both guitar and piano at the same time, playing chords and melodies with his hands on separate instruments and uniquely melding the two sounds into one. More than a technical phenomenon, Jordan conveys an astounding depth of musical expression through a multi-faceted solo repertoire, ranging from bold reinventions of classical masterpieces to improvisational contemporary works. At BAC, Jordan will be joined for several songs by his daughter, New York City-based singer/songwriter Julia Jordan. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 8th, 2017 - Jake Gyllenhaal Sings, CABARET on Tour, Lea Salonga and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Al Pacino and Judith Light lead GOD LOOKED AWAY, starting tonight in Pasadena, and David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows this evening Off-Broadway! (more...)

National Gallery of Jamaica Hosts the Jamaica Biennial 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Open to the public from Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, May 28, 2017, the 2017 Jamaica Biennial is organized by the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ), the largest and oldest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/31/2017 - 2/7/2017
by - Feb 7, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/31/2017 - 2/7/2017. (more...)

MOTOWN Tour Stars to Launch LIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM Concert Series at W Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

42 Seven Productions and W Hollywood partner to launch an exciting new weekly concert series for W Hollywood titled 'Live In The Living Room.' (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present World Premiere of Patsy Cline Documentary on PBS, 3/4
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy Cline defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heartwrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists still strive. (more...)

World Premiere Comedy THE CRUISE by Jonathan Ceniceroz Kicks Off 2017 Season at The LATC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Latino Theater Company kicks off its 2017 season exploring themes of identity and its relationship to history with a new socio-political comedy set on board a luxury ocean liner. The world premiere of The Cruise by Jonathan Ceniceroz opens March 16 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Low-priced previews begin March 10. (more...)

Jennifer Haley's Mind-Bending THE NETHER at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) stages The Nether, American playwright Jennifer Haley's daring sci-fi drama set in the dark recesses of the Web. Director Judith Swift (Grounded, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) mounts a limited 4-week run of this twisting, turning, two-tiered investigation into the moral consequences of making even the most depraved dreams a reality in the virtual world.   (more...)

Dr. Judith E. Doctor Writes Second Book THE TUDES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Dr. Doctor believes that babies are essentially born with their personalities already in place. Teachers, parents and peers then affect these traits as the child grows. They attempt to guide children to demonstrate desirable behavior while, at the same time, deter undesirable traits. Adults essentially mold the child into someone who exhibits behaviors that conform to certain societal standards and expectations. (more...)

Ben Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater.  (more...)

YoungArts Announces 2017 Los Angeles, Miami and New York Regional Programs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced details for its 2017 regional programs, including a new long-term institutional partnership with the Center for the Art of Performance at University of California Los Angeles (CAP UCLA) that represents YoungArts' deepening roots in the area, and further expands the organization's resources and reach on the West Coast. (more...)

WSU to Present Spring Dance Concert, COME TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

WSU's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance has announced its 88th annual Spring Dance Concert, entitled Come Together, on Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th at the Bonstelle Theatre. Come Together celebrates a range of cultural influences that define our artistic diversity. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017
by - Feb 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Frog & Peach's MACBETH Heads for Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company's  Winter 2017 season production of  Macbeth, Shakespeare's  most terrifying tale of blood, war and witchcraft, will end its scheduled four week engagement at NYC's Sheen Center Black Box Theater on Sunday, February 12, There are only six performances left on Saturday, Feb 4 at 7:30 PM, Sunday, Feb 5, at 3 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb 9, 10 and 11 at 7 PM and Sunday, Feb 12, at 3 PM. And tickets are going fast! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The new Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

67 Year-Old Understudy Makes West End Debut in Leading Role in Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

In spite of intensive medical treatment, Michele Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her entire career, has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and therefore unable to perform for the time being.  The part of Jessie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, will now be played by Judith Street, who at 67 is making her West End debut in a leading role.  For her, this is a dream come true. (more...)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aasif Mandvi, Marisa Tomei and More Set for THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

BAM presents two stimulating evenings of history and ideas in March that focus on traditionally marginalized voices. (more...)

Alison Pill and Thomas Sadoski Will Take Part in 'FOUR BY TENN' Readings at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that they will present FOUR BY TENN: A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS READING SERIES in celebration of Tennessee Williams. (more...)

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Screening Series Kicks Off This Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Series, the acclaimed screening series featuring films directed and/or produced by women telling the stories of NYC immigrants. (more...)

Spectrum Dance Theater to Continue Rambunctious Series with THE IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Spectrum Dance Theater announces the eagerly anticipated return of the Rambunctious Series, now in its third iteration titled 'The Immigrants' - this time focusing on works by Immigrant-American classical composers. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Mixed Media Artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter To Present Solo Exhibition, 2/28-3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mixed media artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter presents the solo exhibition, 'Go Figure', at the Ceres Gallery from Tuesday, February 28 to Saturday, March 25, 2017. The exhibition features the artist's expressionistic, bold, textured and sensual figurative work, many created from recyclable materials. (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...)

Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie NY PRISON BREAK: THE SEDUCTION OF JOYCE MITCHELL, 4/23
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Inspired by the true story that gripped the nation, Lifetime premieres the ripped-from-the-headline movie, NY PRISON BREAK: THE SEDUCTION OF JOYCE MITCHELL on Sunday, April 23, at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan's new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. (more...)

Park City Institute to Welcome Author and TED Speaker Lidia Yuknavitch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Weaving stories about the ways in which being a misfit can be an unexpected gift, author Lidia Yuknavich will appear on the Eccles Center Main Stage, presented by the Park City Institute, Saturday March 4, 2017. The author of nine books, her next novel, The Book of Joan, will be published by Harper on April 18th. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Presents MOONLIGHT X AILEY Dance Film Short
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces Moonlight x Ailey, a new dance film short choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle in a unique collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer Nicholas Britell. Inspired by the critically-acclaimed drama Moonlight, Best Picture winner at the 74th Annual Golden Globe® Awards and nominated for eight Oscars® at next week's Academy Awards®, the blue-lit movements are danced by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts, and The Ailey School students Christopher Taylor and Jeremy T. Villas. Robert Battle, the film's director Barry Jenkins, and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney are from Miami's Liberty City neighborhood - the setting for Moonlight. (more...)

2017 Classical Grammy Winners Announced - THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, DAUGHERTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The 2017 Grammy Awards were announced this past Sunday in Los Angeles.  The complete list of winners and nominees of classical music is below!  (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Tour Star J. Harrison Ghee to Reprise Role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that J. Harrison Ghee, currently earning rave reviews across the country as Lola in the National Tour of Kinky Boots, will strut onto Broadway this Spring, joining the Broadway production beginning March 6, 2017. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand New Photos Released from the National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Kinky Boots is the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots). Check out brand new photos of the tour below! (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

BWW Review: Theater2020's SWEENEY TODD Triumphs No Matter Which Way You Cut It
by Kristen Morale - Feb 13, 2017

Directed and choreographed by Judith Jarosz (who is also one of the theater's two Producing Artistic Directors) and with music direction by Tom Mcdonough, Theater2020 brings a beautifully executed production of Sondheim's musical to the first professional theater in Brooklyn Heights. With the slogan that boasts of 'visions for a new millennium,' the group continues its 2017 Winter Season in the confines of the First Unitarian Society of Brooklyn's intimate chapel - an ideal place for Sweeney for those of you who chuckle at the irony. With a cast made up of Equity and non-Equity members alike, Theater2020's current production proves that the effect of truly great theater can be had in the mere simplicity of a great performance. (more...)

BWW Review: A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 12, 2017

Lillian Hellman's 1941 play WATCH ON THE RHINE isn't often produced, but it's certainly a relevant one in today's troubling times. As directed in the round by Jackie Maxwell at Arena Stage, it's probably one of the best examples of a scintillating, well-written script being brought to the stage by a uniformly excellent cast. The end result is a must-see production for the serious theatergoer. (more...)

National Playwriting Festival Premieres at Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

A dozen plays from the inaugural Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival will premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs this Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. The event in includes a Book Release Party to celebrate the publication of the winners. (more...)

Super Channel to Premiere New Crime Drama Series ICE, 3/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has acquired ICE, a high-impact, serialised crime drama set in the Los Angeles diamond trade, from Entertainment One (eOne). (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Celebrates Broadway's 41st Theatre with $41 Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

In commemoration of the opening of the 41st Broadway theatre, Sunday in the Park with George has announced the show will offer the front row orchestra seats to preview performances (February 11 - February 22) at $41, to celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Theatre as it becomes Broadway's 41st theater. (more...)

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