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Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Will Welcome New 'Lauren' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Bring It On star Taylor Louderman will return to Broadway this winter, joining the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lauren' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning January 16, 2016.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

light Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

AARP Provides Major Series Funding for THIRTEEN's 'American Masters'
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

WNET announced today that AARP has provided two years of major funding for THIRTEEN's American Masters series, which launched Season 31 with the exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere of American Masters: By Sidney Lumet this week. (more...)

The Contemporary Arts Center to Host SweetArts 2017 Gala This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce that its premier annual gala, SweetArts 2017, will take place on Saturday, February 4 from 7-11pm in celebration of the CAC's 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform At The Association Of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Crosscurrent, A Quest for Freedom, and Red Firecracker - Legend of the First Chinese New Year at The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference APAP|NYC 2017 in New York Cityon From January 7 - 8 2017 at The New York City Center Studios 130 W. 56th Street, NYC, Studios 4 and 5. (more...)

McKenzie Fine Art Presents LAURA SHARP WILSON, 1/8-2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

In her fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, Laura Sharp Wilson continues her engagement with densely-composed paintings using acrylic and graphite on mulberry paper mounted on wood.  (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Celebrates the Delany Sisters in HAVING OUR SAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off the new year with the inspiring and warm-hearted Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Emily Mann, adapted from the book by Miss Sarah ("Sadie") L. Delany and Dr. A. Elizabeth ("Bessie") Delany with Amy Hill Hearth.  Running January 27-February 19 and directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Perri Gaffney and Cherene Snow as the two Delany sisters. (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival begins this week, running January 5-15! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Gary Barlow and the Cast of THE GIRLS Perform "Sunflower"
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Watch Gary Barlow and the cast of The Girls in the recording studio perform the song 'Sunflowers' from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls. (more...)

LABA Presents DRUNK Other Wine: A Night of Art, Drinking, and Torah at the 14th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

What could be more pleasant and liberating than being intoxicated, and what could at times be more horrid? Are we, by drinking, allowing our 'other side' to manifest itself in the open? What happens when we find this 'other side' too scary - or perhaps more dangerously, too attractive? (more...)

2016 Sydney Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

At a star-studded ceremony tonight, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with 35 Awards presented, shared between 15 productions, which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2016. Over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre - the first time the awards have been held there. (more...)

70 Artists, Organizations, Businesses, Educators Nominated for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Seventy artists, arts organizations, advocates, businesses, educators and philanthropists from 19 communities across Arizona have been nominated for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards in eight categories. (more...)

Esteemed Journalist Wayne Barrett, Author of TRUMP: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

'We are detectives for the people,' esteemed journalist Wayne Barrett replied, when asked by his son's elementary class, what a muckraking reporter does. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Phillip Boykin, Robert Sean Leonard, Ruthie Ann Miles and More Join SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Just in - the complete cast and creative team for Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway revival of the New York City Center production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George has been announced.  (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

Scully Mansion Presents LEMON TREE, A Love Story Before Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Long Island Repertory Co. and the Scully Mansion are presenting Lemon Tree, a play about a love story later in life, Feb. 11 and 12 just days before Valentine's Day to benefit Seatuck. (more...)

Jenny Ramirez Named VP of Unscripted Programming for TBS & TNT
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Jenny Ramirez has been hired by TBS & TNT as vice president of unscripted programming for the two flagship entertainment brands in the Turner portfolio. (more...)

Redwood Family Dermatology Joins Northern California Medical...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017


NHS Nurses Offered Free Tickets to Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth are offering nurses free seats to see the Dress Rehearsal of their new musical comedy THE GIRLS at the Phoenix Theatre in London on Saturday 28 January at 2.30pm (more...)

Gaudete Brass Celebrates John Corigliano on New Cedille Records Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Gaudete Brass celebrates one of America's most popular and highly honored living composers on its new album, 'sevenfive-The John Corigliano Effect,' featuring music by Corigliano and his protégés, including world-premiere recordings of Corigliano's only works scored exclusively for brass. (more...)

THIS IS US Star Chrissy Metz to Lead FAT PIG Benefit Reading - With New Ending - for MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

MCC Theater has announced a one-night-only benefit reading of Neil LaBute's play, Fat Pig, directed by LaBute, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents YELLOW FACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Fresh off its production of the Obie Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation, Los Altos Stage Company lines up another Obie recipient (2008 for playwriting) with David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face. Yellow Face opens January 26 and runs through February 19 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Opera Tampa Presents CINDERELLA (LA CENERENTOLA), 2/10, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The 22nd season of Opera Tampa continues with Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Performances are Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., in Morsani Hall. (more...)

Natalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Casey will join the previously announced Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson in heart-warming comedy Stepping Out when it opens in London this Spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New British Musical, THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017. (more...)

AMOR X AMOR: San Valentín a ritmo de musicales
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 19, 2017

El proximo 14 de febrero mas de 30 artistas se uniran sobre el escenario del Teatre Victoria en un concierto de duetos de musicales dirigido por Alicia Serrat con direccion musical de Xavier Torras (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, February 7, 2017
by - Jan 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, February 7, 2017! (more...)

Theo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

New York Philharmonic Ensembles 2016-17 Season to Continue at Merkin Hall With Three Spring Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 33rd season of the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, chamber concerts showcasing Musicians from the Orchestra performing classical masterpieces and modern compositions in an intimate setting, will continue on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Presents LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce a very special bonus event just in time for Valentines Day, Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland," "Just Shoot Me") and Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years." "Pitch") starring in LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney.  "I have been wanting to bring Dan and Wendie to our stage ever since I started working here and now we have them together in the perfect show!" says Wareham.  LOVE LETTERS will perform for four performances only, Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

YoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max Mara
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) hosted its annual fundraiser in Miami, theBackyard Ball performance and gala, to help support the artistic development of the nation's most promising young artists. In addition to recognizing the talent of this year's 691 YoungArts Winners, the event honored jazz pianist Jason Moran (1993 Winner in Jazz) with the Arison Alumni Award, and choreographer Jessica Lang as the Arison Award Honoree for their vital contributions and commitment to the arts. The event also featured Javon Jones's acceptance of the inaugural 2016 Max Mara Young Visionary Award presented by Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara's Director of retail for North America.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Mary Joan Reasby, a devoted sister to Judith 'JuJu' Ann Reasby who was born with Down Syndrome, has completed her new book 'The Upside to Down Syndrome': a testament to a family and their mindful mission with a unified purpose to help JuJu lead a fulfilling life through daily lessons in learning essential skills. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. (more...)

PLEASE DON'T GO Theatre For the New City Event to Bid Farewell to Obama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

'PLEASE DON'T GO'  A Fond Farewell to a Gentleman President  and Conscious Citizen Networking Event. Wednesday, January 18th 7pm till 11pm.  $5 donation to cover event costs (At the Door Only) (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Ashley Carter and More Join Cast of A Classic Theatre's FOR THE LOVE OF SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

A Classic Theatre announces the cast of their next production, For the Love of Shakespeare! As theaters around the world celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare, ACT offers a tribute to the Bard with this comedic trio of one-acts. Follow the antics of this company of actors as they explore Shakespeare's world with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The one-acts include "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets" by George Bernard Shaw, "SHAKESappear!" by Milton E. Polsky, and "Something Rotten in Denmark" by Ann Karine (aka Annie G.). (more...)

Vol 4 of THE LOST GROUP THEATRE PLAYS is Now in Print!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

???????The ReGroup is proud to announce that 3 more classic plays of the Group Theatre finally see publication! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/13; FENCES in Salt Lake City, Exclusive FUN HOME in Denver, Harold Prince's CANDIDE and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

As we start our new year, we are offering a more comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which will now include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COPENHAGEN in Washington, DC, FENCES in Salt Lake City, an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of FUN HOME in Denver and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

ICP Announces 2017 Infinity Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today announced the 2017 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 33rd annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held in New York City on the evening of Monday, April 24. (more...)

American Brass Quintet Releases Album of Commissioned Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The distinguished American Brass Quintet releases their new recording, Perspectives, today on Summit Records. (more...)

Loglines Revealed for Upcoming Episodes of DirecTV/Audience Network Series 'ICE'
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

“ICE” is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Opera Returns With A Princely CANDIDE
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2017

The opening fanfare of one of the most exhilarating overtures ever to hit Broadway signals the joyous return of New York City Opera. After financial woes threatened to pull down the curtain for good in 2013, the company that was christened in 1943 as 'the people's opera' by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia has returned with a new home and an old friend, director Harold Prince's rollicking production of Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche and Hugh Wheeler's CANDIDE. (more...)

Theater 2020 to Present SWEENEY TODD, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY Innovative Theater Award multi-nominated professional theater company has announced its Winter 2017 run of the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller 'Sweeney Todd,' in a limited run of 16 performances, Friday, February 10th - Sunday, March 12th, 2017. (more...)

Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Making its annual Kennedy Center appearance, the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Opera House stage with seven performances, February 7-12. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Company's performances include a company premiere, four D.C. debuts, two new productions, and a total of 11 works by a range of distinct choreographers. (more...)

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Second Season, Featuring ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 8/26, 29, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) proudly announces its second season, featuring a new production of Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. Performances will be Saturday, August 26; Tuesday, August 29; and Friday, September 1 at 7:30PM at the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. (more...)

BWW Review: Pointer-Counterpoint – City Opera's CANDIDE vs. Prototype's BREAKING THE WAVES
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 10, 2017

When I saw that New York City Opera was doing Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE at the same time as New York's Prototype Festival--with Missy Mazzoli's BREAKING THE WAVES opening the festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre on the same night—I thought that it was great counter-programming. After all, what could be further from Mazzoli's brilliant but grim gem than Bernstein's comic masterpiece--proving there's more than one way to skin a music theatre piece? (more...)

Ladywatch Awards Announce Nominations; Online Voting Ends 1/12
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

LadyWatch with Ryan & Jason - the popular weekly podcast co-hosted by Ryan O'Connor ("Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star') and Jason Powell (Best Worst Movie) have announced the nominees for their Second Annual LadyWatch Awards on the podcast's episode 149: The Second Annual LadyWatch Award Nominations. (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...)

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