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Leonia Chamber Musicians Society To Perform BY POPULAR REQUEST Concert, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, will perform the final concert of their three concert series on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue in Leonia. (more...)

Sudhir Choudhrie to be Honored at HealthCorps Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

HealthCorps (www.healthcorps.org), a national non-profit that gives young people life-saving skills, will honor Sudhir Choudhrie for his contributions toward the health and well-being of America's youth during the organization's 11th Annual Gala on Monday, April 3. (more...)

MCC Theater Launches Matching Challenge to Fund First Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

MCC Theater announced today the launch of a matching gift challenge made possible by The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust. (more...)

Science Channel to Premiere New Series OUTLAW TECH, 4/26
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

With complex security systems designed to stop the world's most nefarious criminal masterminds, a new Science Channel series goes inside amazing capers to unpack the high-tech arsenal used on both sides of the law. OUTLAW TECH premieres Wednesday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Canadian-written new musical COME FROM AWAY, a sold-out smash hit in Toronto and newly opened to great reviews and sold-out houses on Broadway, is set to take Winnipeg by storm, filling in the much-anticipated Royal MTC Mainstage Slot Three for the 2017/18 season. (more...)

75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)'s 2017 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 25 to 30 and will offer approximately 75 of this year's YoungArts Winners - some of the country's most talented artists ages 15 to 18 years old - life-changing opportunities to learn, connect and collaborate with their peers and renowned artists across disciplines. (more...)

Roundabout Announces 2017 Artistic Plans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce artistic plans for 2017, which welcome back a group of artists whom the theater has long respected, with new works, new roles and with a new playwright support initiative. (more...)

ANASTASIA Announces New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 7, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets through January 7, 2018 and digital lottery for all available performances. (more...)

Ticket Deal: Save 43% On Tickets For STEPPING OUT
by Marianka Swain - Mar 24, 2017

Maria Friedman directs a brand new staging of Richard Harris's award-winning play STEPPING OUT, which which toured UK venues last year and now plays at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre. Book tickets here from £20 (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Norm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), and WNET (America's flagship PBS station), present the broadcast premiere of the documentary "Treasures of New York: The Drama League" on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WLIW21 and Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN. (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...)

Pulitzerr Prize Winnning DOUBT Comes to Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Long Island Repertory Company presents John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning play DOUBT: A Parable at Theater 294 in East Farmingdale April 21 to May 6.. (more...)

Sidemart Theatrical Grocery presents The Canadian English Premiere of ILLUSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Award-winning Canadian theatre company, SideMart Theatrical Grocery is proud to present the English language Canadian premiere of ILLUSIONS by one of Russia's foremost playwrights, Ivan Viripaev, from April 21 - May 7, 2017 at Crows Theatre.  (more...)

New Public Artwork by Arden Bendler Browning on Display at the Philadelphia International Airport
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia International Airport are pleased to announce the completion of Nonstop, a new site-specific public artwork by Philadelphia-based artist Arden Bendler Browning. This commission is part of a restroom renovation in Terminal E. These renovations and other improvements enhance the airport's experience for the 30 million plus annual passengers by providing them with world-class amenities, facilities, and public art. (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Bring FOLDED and More to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

BAM presents Doug Varone and Dancers, celebrating 30th anniversary season with two NY premieres and one major revival, March 29-April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St).  (more...)

The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York on Tuesday, April 4, is expected to attract more than 450 guests and raise more than $1 million for the nonprofit's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older adults of all faiths and ethnicities each year. (more...)

ANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Just announced, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia will be released by Broadway Records.  (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington Avenue) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4.30 PM. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the COME FROM AWAY cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. (more...)

YoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha Carrington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the appointment of Stacey Glassman Mizener as Vice President of Development and Dejha Carrington as Vice President of External Relations. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 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 onMarch 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...)

Photo Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA Honors Tyne Daly
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, honored Tony and Emmy-winning actress and GTG/Project Shaw alum Tyne Daly at its annual Golden Shamrock Gala, March 17 at 6;30pm, at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street), and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the action. (more...)

The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan Kicks Off at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the first opening of the Rolling World Premiere of Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan. The latest play from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright will Roll, with the support of Paul Prokop, through Core Members Fountain Theatre (Los Angeles, CA; March 18-May 21, 2017), Curious Theatre Company (Denver, CO; April 4-19, 2017), and Borderlands Theater (Tucson, AZ; September 20-October 18), as well as Associate Members Forum Theatre (Washington, DC; April 27-May 27, 2017) and City Theatre (Miami, FL; September 20-October 8, 2017). (more...)

Bryan Terrell Clark and June Ambrose Emcee HELP USA Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

HELP USA, a national homeless services non-profit with a large focus on serving survivors of domestic violence, honored Vice President Joe Biden and four other civic leaders at the organization's annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Thursday. This year, HELP USA awarded 30 scholarships in honor of the organization's 30th anniversary. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Episode 4 of the National Ballet of Canada's PINOCCHIO
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Pinocchio is onstage until March 24 only at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (more...)

Help Your Child's Creativity Spring Forth at Summit's Spring Art Camp!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Registration is now open for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey's Spring Break Art Camp. Held every day from 10 AM to 3 PM during the week of April 10-14, the camp is open to children ages 5 - 12 and offer hands-on instruction in a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture and more. Parents can choose from 1 day or a full week during spring break.  Early drop-off and late-pick up are available for an additional fee. All materials are included. Space is limited, parents are urged to register now! (more...)

Judith Light to Receive O'Neill Center's 17th Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces that iconic stage and film actress Judith Light will receive the 17th Monte Cristo Award. An alumna of the O'Neill, Judith first performed at the O'Neill's 1977 National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

100 Year Old Conductor, Maestro Anton Coppola to Lead Opera Tampa in Concert, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

 March 21, 2017 marks the 100th birthday of Maestro Anton Coppola, the conductor and composer whose career has spanned from singing in the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus for the American premiere of Puccini's Turandot at age 9 to - 91 years later - conducting his own an alternate ending for Puccini's unfinished masterpiece, one of two new works to be premiered on March 25th at Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young. This concert will be presented by Opera Tampa, the company for which Coppola was the founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

Fiona Shaw, Michael Bierut and More Set for Onassis Cultural Center's Spring Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, the Onassis Cultural Center New York will kick off a dynamic, cross-disciplinary spring season of public programs, presented in conjunction with the major new exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC - 200 AD. (more...)

Judith Mitchell, Florida Children's Theatre to Receive 2017 Special Carbonell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

As the South Florida theater community prepares for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, one of the most anticipated features of the April 3rd ceremony, the recipients of the prestigious George Abbott Award, and Ruth Foreman Award, have been announced. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017. (more...)

Award-Winning Retro Productions Presents AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Award-winning Retro Productions, under the Artistic Direction of Heather E. Cunningham, will present the critically acclaimed play, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little. The production runs May 5th through May 20th at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Shay Gines, a Founding Executive Director of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, directs. This is the 50th anniversary of And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little. The play was originally produced in Los Angles in 1967, and in 1971 the comedy opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre. (more...)

Cuban Jazz Artist Elio Villafranca to Headline Aaron Davis Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Piano phenomenon Elio Villafranca will bring the next generation of his popular "Letters to Mother Africa" concerts, the second in his series on the African continent's powerful influence on jazz and folk Cuban music, to Aaron Davis Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After another successful return engagement earlier this year, 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) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) for three Monday nights this season April 24, May 15 and June 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: Miranda Hart, Clare Balding & More at STEPPING OUT West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Last night, STEPPING OUT opened at the Vaudeville Theatre (read our review here). The production stars Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Nicola Stephenson, Judith Barker, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Sandra Marvin and Dominic Rowan, directed by Maria Friedman. For the first part of the West End run, Anna-Jane Casey steps in for the injured Tamzin Outhwaite. (more...)

BAM Presents Doug Varone And Dancers Celebrating 30th Season, 3/29-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Doug Varone and Dancers return to BAM to celebrate 30 years of visionary work with three dances representing the past, present, and future of the company. The program comprises a revival of the Philip Glass-scored Possession (1994) and the New York premieres of ReComposed (2015) and Varone's latest work, Folded (2016).  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Latino Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with THE CRUISE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 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 continue March 14 and March 15. (more...)

BWW Review: STEPPING OUT, Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 14, 2017

Never mind stepping out - the real wonder of this production is Anna-Jane Casey stepping in for the injured Tamzin Outhwaite at short notice. It's a plot twist worthy of the backstage shenanigans in Richard Harris's genial 1984 play about the members of a weekly tap class, and Casey's superb turn - and smooth integration into the ensemble - equally in keeping with its triumphant community spirit. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Roars Back into the Epstein Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

???????The Tiger Who Came to Tea is roaring back into Liverpool and it's almost time to welcome that hungry tiger through our doors once more! (more...)

Broadway Vet Bebe Neuwirth to Perform in Support of Arena Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host An Evening with Bebe Neuwirth on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)

ShawChicago Sets 'Dysfunctional Family Fun' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

ShawChicago presents its 2017/18 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun: 1776-1926. The season will include George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple, Margaret Raether's Jeeves In Bloom, based on the works of P.G. Wodehouse, and Noel Coward's Hay Fever. All performances will be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Primary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the launch of OFF CENTER: THE OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Judith Light
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)


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BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

Suzy Nakamura to be Featured in Reading of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) continues it FOUR BY TENN: A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS READING SERIES in celebration of Tennessee Williams with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Performed in association with East West Players and directed by Snehal Desai, the reading will feature Suzy Nakamura of ABC's DR. KEN as Mae Pollitt. Also joining Nakamura are Laura Kai Chen, Ryun Yu, C.S. Lee, Amy Hill, Dana Lee, Jenapher Zheng, Greg Watanabe and Anil Kumar Bhardwarj. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will be read on Monday, March 13 at 8:00 PM at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena). (more...)

BWW Feature: The New York Pops Readies Itself for an Eclectic Second Half of Season
by Ashley Steves - Mar 10, 2017

The New York Pops brands itself as "a different kind of orchestra," and the proof is in the programming. The orchestra, the largest independent orchestra in the United States, will begin the second half of their season on Friday, March 10, 2017, with a LIFE IS A CABARET: KANDER & EBB, celebrating the music of the legendary duo, and continuing a season (and organization mission) dedicated to featuring a wide variety of performers, composers, and genres. (more...)

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