NBC Completes Roster of Reporters for RIO OLYMPICS
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

NBC Olympics welcomes six new reporters to its coverage from Rio: NBC News correspondents Anne Thompson, Craig Melvin, Gadi Schwartz, and Jill Martin, along with NBC Sports Group's Rutledge Wood (more...)

The Old Vic Community Company Presents RISE on Waterloo Millennium Green
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

This summer The Old Vic Community Company presents RISE. 200 Londoners will take over a brand new pop-up venue on Waterloo Millennium Green to present a Kaleidoscope of ideas, discussions and stories that distil into a human, personal story exploring our relationship with the environment. RISE runs 10 to 21 August, and tickets are released on 22 June. (more...)

Tapman Productions to Present World Premiere of - THRUST!, 8/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Tapman Productions and Artistic Director Tristan Bruns are proud to announce the first show in their 2016 - 2017 season, THRUST!, August 19 - 28, at Stage 773, Thrust Theatre, 1225 W Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening night is Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets to THRUST! are $20 and go on sale June 1 at the Stage 773 box office, www.stage773.com or by calling 773.327.5252. For more information on Tapman Productions visit TapmanProductions.com. (more...)

Sara Bareilles to Perform 'Broadway for Orlando' Song on NBC's 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Tony nominee Sara Bareilles will perform on NBC's annual MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, airing on NBC on Monday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour long encore presentation at 10 p.m.  (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company to Round Out 2016-17 Season with YOU FOR ME FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

InterAct Theatre Company is proud to announce that they will round out the 2016/17 season with the fantastical YOU FOR ME FOR YOU by Mia Chung. This deeply imaginative work perfectly complements the other three shows that InterAct has programmed for the first full season in its new home at The Drake in Center City. There are also several updates to their previously announced productions. (more...)

Discovery Life Channel to Premiere New Series TRAUMA DOCTORS, 7/8
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Break out the fireworks this 4th of July for Discovery Life's ER WEEK, a week-long programming stunt giving viewers behind-the-scenes access to emergency rooms across the country. (more...)

Sara Bareilles, DNCE & Pitbull Join MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Line Up
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

NBC's annual MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR adds all-star performances from Grammy and Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles, multi-platinum band DNCE and global superstar Pitbull. (more...)

A MICROWAVED BURRITO FILLED WITH E. COLI Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The comedic duo Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock return to the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival with their new comedy A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli. Written by Alton and Warnock who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed 2008 FringeNYC production of Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever which went on to a commercial run in 2010. In addition, they've performed together at the Chicago, DC, Provincetown, MA, and Toronto Sketch Comedy & Theatre Festivals, HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, as well as numerous shows at The People's Improv Theater (The PIT) and Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) in New York City. (more...)

Dates Announced for WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE & BALLARAT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

David Atkins OAM announced as White Night Artistic Director and Executive Producer   Minister for Tourism and Major Events The Hon John Eren joined the City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Des Hudson today at the Mining Exchange in Ballarat to announce the dates and locations for White Night 2017 and the newly appointed Artistic Director and Executive Producer David Atkins OAM. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Former TUTS Artistic Directors Join The Kaleidoscope Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Opening its third season, The Kaleidoscope Theater is proud to welcome Barrymore Award-winning and seasoned Broadway director Bruce Lumpkin as well as award-winning director and dramaturge Marley Wisnoski to the artistic team of Houston's First "Off-Broadway" theater. Well- versed in the creation of great theatre in Houston, Lumpkin and Wisnoski join The Kaleidoscope after serving as Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Under the Stars. The addition of the company's newest creatives marks the first of many rapid developments for The Kaleidoscope Theater (previously known as Bayou City Theatrics) and for the future of the Houston theatre scene. (more...)

BAT BOY Set to Open Kaleidoscope Theater's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Ripped straight from the tabloid headlines, BAT BOY: The Musical takes a bite out of Texas as The Kaleidoscope Theater opens its first season with the addition of Bruce Lumpkin and Marley Wisnoski to its Creative Staff. BAT BOY: The Musical was the first production at The Kaleidoscope in 2014 and after two years in their beautiful "Off-Broadway" space, the newly redefined company has chosen to remount the musical as they begin a new era of cutting edge theatre in the heart of downtown Houston. BAT BOY will thrill audiences June 24 through July 24. (more...)

HOME Announces Complete Programme for Edinburgh Fringe Showcase ORBIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

HOME has announced the complete programme for ORBIT - its very first international theatre festival showcasing 10 of the most exciting and critically acclaimed productions from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - on sale from today, Fri 17 June. (more...)

Witti Repartee to Host Birthday Fundraiser, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Following on the heels of last January's fundraiser for Iris House, Witti Repartee's Broads, Bawds and Bachelorettes 3,New York City's hardest working philanthropist drag queen announces Witti Repartee's 5th Annual 39th Birthday Celebration: There's No Cure Like Travel, a benefit for Cycle for the Cause, to be held at Rockbar (185 Christopher Street) on July 16, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ERWIN SCHULHOFF RETROSPECTIVE Swings at Center for Jewish History
by Matt Hanson - Jun 16, 2016

Recently honored as a Lower East Side Community Hero, pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe walked onstage on the evening of May 25th 2016 at the Center for Jewish History in NYC. She is the founder and artistic director of Downtown Chamber Players and the recipient of the 2015 Clara Lemlich Award. And she did not speak a word. Her fingers recited history in Tango, Charleston, Waltz, Foxtrot, Blues, Maxixe. (more...)

Summer Stages 2016: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 10, 2016

Rhode Island theaters are gearing up for another sizzling summer season. Here's a look ahead at what's on stage in the Ocean State from June through August. (more...)

AFTER HOURS AT ROSIE'S PUB Opens This Month at Brelby Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is unveiling the world premiere of After Hours at Rosie's Pub, a script created by the seven women of the Brelby ensemble. The 2016 Brelby Women's Writer's Circle, comprised of Shelby Maticic, Megan O'Connor, Carolyn McBurney, Jessie Tully, Mia Passarella, Melody Chrispen and April Rideout, spent several months designing a unique world and creating the original storyline that includes numerous songs and dance numbers. This show is the final performance at Brelby's current studio, before they transition to their new home in Catlin Court. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Record-Breaking Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Meredith (Max) Hodges announce the success of the 2015-2016 season, which enjoyed the highest attendance in more than a decade and the most ticket revenue in Boston Ballet's 53-year history. At $13.8 million net, it is the best box office year by a margin of $1.4 million. With fuller houses, the organization also hit a best-ever milestone in capacity sold at 75 percent and a record number of 33 sold out shows (35 percent of this season's performances). An especially mission-critical achievement, the two mixed repertory programs, entitled Kaleidoscope and Mirrors, saw record-breaking revenue and high attendance. Both programs finished in the top five for attendance of mixed repertory programs. Mirrors is the highest-grossing mixed repertory program in Boston Ballet's history. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company Adds YOU FOR ME FOR YOU to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

InterAct Theatre Company is proud to announce that they will round out the 2016/17 season with the fantastical YOU FOR ME FOR YOU by Mia Chung. This deeply imaginative work perfectly complements the other three shows that InterAct has programmed for the first full season in its new home at The Drake in Center City. There are also several updates to their previously announced productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'What the World Needs Now' on NBC 4th OF JULY Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tony nominee Sara Bareilles performed the Broadway for Orlando song 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on NBC's annual MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR. (more...)

The Kaleidoscope Theater to Present PEOPLE: AN EVENING INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF BARBRA STREISAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

For a limited three-performance engagement, The Kaleidoscope Theater presents PEOPLE: An Evening Inspired by the Music of Barbra Streisand.  (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL - Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere onWednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (PressNight: Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm). (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Pens Letter to Community After Racist Incidents
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival released the following letter to OSF patrons today, July 26, following two racially charged incidents involving company members. Read the statement in full below! (more...)

Peace Garden Trail Offers Variety and Artistry of Flowers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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July 17th Ticket Discount for BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL at The Kaleidoscope Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Use the code TKTBB717 to receive Buy-One-Get-One-Free tickets for the 7/17 5:00 p.m. performance of BAT BOY! (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Jinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

While Provincetown's Art House has become known as the East Coast's hot spot for Broadway's biggest musical stars (think Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, all of whom are headlining there this summer), the venue has an equally long and famous (or infamous as the case may intentionally be) reputation as the right coast's breeding ground for cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

Cast Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2016 in 10th Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters and Throughline Artists have announced casting for SUMMER SHORTS 2016, now in its 10th season of celebrating summer and the short form. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular EVITA Takes MSMT Stage by Storm
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 1, 2016

Twenty-five years after it was last presented at the Pickard Theater, Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Tim Rice's masterpiece has returned in triumph to Maine State Music Theatre in a stunning new production directed and choreographed by Marc Robin. Boasting the largest cast in the company's history (46), this Evita is gripping and epic, at the same time that it is touchingly intimate and magnificently detailed. The size of the endeavor is both literal and figurative, for MSMT's Evita succeeds not only in its grand sweep, but also in the magnitude of its intangible assets - unsparing honesty, intensity, and emotional depth. (more...)

David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Announce 2017 Season - Pianist Martha Argerich Makes Australian Debut, Swiss Conductor Charles Dutoit to Appear and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and artistic director david Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season, with offerings for every concert-goer, from classical music a cionados to lovers of new australian music and those looking forward to their first orchestral experience. (more...)

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Announces New Events for 2016–2017 Arts & Ideas Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Today, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced new events for their 2016-2017 Arts & Ideas series, featuring dynamic conversations with thought-provoking leaders, acclaimed authors and entertainers, as well as performances from locally and internationally recognized artists. The lineup will continue to expand as new events are announced throughout the series. (more...)

DAUGHTERS OF TROY to Mix Theatre and Visual Art on Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Daughters of Troy was granted a week long residency on Governors Island in New York through Barton Booth's MAKE ROOM initiative. (more...)

The Old Vic Community Company's Play RISE in Collaboration with Flying Object Creates London Calling
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

This August The Old Vic Community Company is collaborating with Flying Object to create a technology-led interactive experience in response to The Old Vic Community Company's 2016 play, RISE. (more...)

TUTS Announces Week-Long Hold Over of 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) acclaimed productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story will extend their runs by one week. These seven newly added performances will see the shows run at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl (on alternating evenings) through to August 27, 2016. (more...)

Brand New London Theatre The Bunker To Open in Southwark
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

A brand new theatre, named The Bunker, is opening in a former underground car park in Southwark Street and is set to be the capital's newest contemporary Off-West End venue.  Behind this exciting venture are emerging creatives Joel Fisher and Joshua McTaggart. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS Takes On A New Comic Look
by Barry Lenny - Aug 25, 2016

Director, Jon Halpin, has found a talented cast who push themselves to the limits. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Announces Fall 2016 Family Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Jewish Museum launches its fall 2016 season of family programs in September with a lively array of concerts, art workshops, and more.  The line-up includes Sunday concerts by The FunkeyMonkeys on September 25, Josh and the Jamtones on October 9, Gustafer Yellowgold on October 16, Alex & the Kaleidoscope on November 20, and Oran Etkin on December 25.  Also on the schedule are: the annual Hanukkah Family Day on December 18; holiday and vacation week drop-in art workshops October 20 and 21 and December 26, 27, 29 & 30; and family art activities every Sunday starting September 11. (more...)

Tapman Productions Presents the World Premiere of THRUST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Tapman Productions and Artistic Director Tristan Bruns are proud to announce the first show in their 2016 - 2017 season, THRUST!, August 19 - 28, at Stage 773, Thrust Theatre, 1225 W Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening night is Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets to THRUST! are $20 and go on sale June 1 at the Stage 773 box office, www.stage773.com or by calling 773.327.5252. For more information on Tapman Productions visit TapmanProductions.com. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Oprah's Book Club Announces 'The Underground Railroad' as Newest Selection
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and O, The Oprah Magazine announce the newest Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday). (more...)

Elizabeth McGovern, Celia Imrie and Ben Miles Feature in 10th Anniversary HighTide Festival
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

HighTide Festival, internationally renowned for discovering some of the UK's best new playwrights and producing new plays, has today announced the full ancillary programme for the 2016 Festival (8-18 September) - its 10th anniversary. Spanning performance, music, visual arts, literature and talks, it also includes world premiere productions from new and established HighTide writers. For the full festival programme, visit www.hightide.org.uk (more...)

New York Madness Play Development Series to Kick Off Next Month at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present a new monthly play development series, New York Madness on the last Sunday of every month, beginning Sunday, September 25 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Primary Stages Announces 2016 ESPA Drills Play Selections
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Primary Stages announced today the selections for the 7th Annual ESPA Drills, a developmental play program that provides staged readings to four playwrights selected by blind submission, for scripts developed at Primary Stages ESPA. (more...)

Black Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

Blake Sugarman's SCREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY to Play The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Brick is overjoyed to announce our first resident artist of the 2016-2017 season: Blake Sugarman. (more...)

Stage West Presents Robert O'Hara's Incendiary Comedy BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Growing up black and growing up gay: each presents a unique set of difficulties and challenges.  Growing up black AND gay?  Those are some tricky waters to navigate, and are the focus of Robert O'Hara's fearlessly outrageous Bootycandy, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 11.   (more...)

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