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ImprovBoston to Premiere Fourth Season of TRUE DETECTIVE Parody, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

True Defective: Season Four follows a group of detectives as they solve a grisly string of murders: piecing together clues, questioning the locals, and chasing suspects, all while wrestling with their own inner demons. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Synchronicity Theatre presents THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, a new folk-rock musical, by Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica De Maria. This special event runs for one weekend only, June 17-19 at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta. Performances are at 8pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rockettes Unveil NEW YORK SPECTACULAR Marquee at Radio City!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

WPLJ's John Foxx and The Rockettes kicked off the summer today with a preview performance of  'Singing In The Rain' from THE NEW YORK SPECTACULAR, on top of the Radio City marquee. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's THE LITTLE MERMAID at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 7, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  THE LITTLE MERMAID will run through Sunday, June 26, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night curtain call and press celebration below! (more...)

Chairs Announced for Dallas Opera's FIRST SIGHT/NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Dallas Opera has announced that Ellen and Don Winspear have accepted the appointments as Chairs of FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT to head up the dazzling 60th Season kick-off celebrations. Honorary Chairs are Joyce and Harvey Mitchell. (more...)

OMOTENASHI JOURNEY to Collaborate with The Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') is planning to collaborate with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New Greater Mensa on July 21st, 8-10pm. (more...)

Midsommer Flight's AS YOU LIKE IT Opens 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

? Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

Kelrik Productions to Present WILLY WONKA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

From the Producers of PETER PAN, SHREK and DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Kelrik Productions returns to the Spanos Theatre with a sticky-sweet confection of 'Pure Imagination' in Roald Dahl's timeless story, WILLY WONKA! (more...)

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present VIOLETTA & HER SISTERS in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, with excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La boheme, and a recital featuring the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, with settings by Debussy, Faure, Duparc, Vierne, d'Indy, Loeffler and others. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Michael Longoria Talks SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, His LGBT Youth Benefit
by Ashley LaChant - Jun 21, 2016

Michael Longoria kicks off New York Pride with SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, a star-studded fundraiser to empower LGBT youth and raise money for the New Alternatives center. BroadwayWorld spoke with Longoria to learn more about the event, his passion for the community, and his heartfelt album, BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK. (more...)

2016: Global Solar Boom, European Demand Slowing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

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Cheek By Jowl to Present New Production of PERICLES in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

In Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year, Cheek by Jowl is delighted to announce that Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will return to the French language with a new production of Shakespeare's Pericles opening in Paris and then going on to perform in Europe in 2018. This follows their acclaimed French language production of Ubu Roi which performed worldwide from 2013- 2015. (more...)

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Sets Summer Pre-Season Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season Pre-Season Events. Prepare to revel in a world of festivity, sensuality, and high drama in Paris's storied past with fun and engaging activities leading up to the company's season entitled Violetta & her Sisters. Tickets are $20 - 54 and include a discount code for our August festival performances! For more information visit: http://www.dellarteopera.org/season.php5?p=74. (more...)

Feast of Arts Fest Shows to Play the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Cape Town's Alexander Bar, Cafe and Theatre will host a series of seven productions starting on 20 June, all of which are en route to the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Satire, stand-up comedy, drama, physical theatre, musical theatre, experimental theatre and cabaret all form a part of the diverse line-up. (more...)

THE GRAND PARADISE's 200th Performance Set for This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

On Thursday, June 16th Third Rail Projects will celebrate the 200th performance of their critically acclaimed production of THE GRAND PARADISE, a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which visitors travel to a tropical paradise. Performances take place at The Grand Paradise, a venue in Bushwick, Brooklyn custom-built for the production, where it opened on January 30th and became one of Off-Broadway's biggest hits of the season.  A post-performance celebration will follow the 200th performance on June 16th. The general public is invited to stop by Bushwick's newest Tiki Bar sensation The Shipwreck Lounge at The Grand Paradise (383 Troutman Street), beginning at 9:30pm. Grab a tasty tropical beverage and hang out with cast and company members all evening as they celebrate this milestone. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL in Association with CATCO is Theatre!
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 1, 2016

Four Shorts by local playwrights all with a 'LGBTQQIA in Politics' theme: (more...)

FrenetiCore Renames Frenetic Theater, Announces New Management
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Following the departure of FrenetiCore's Founding Artistic Director Rebecca French, the organization's Executive Director and Board of Directors have decided to continue operations at its home facility of eight years at 5102 Navigation Boulevard. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre to Present CRIMES AND CRIMES, 8/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will emphasize the comedy in a remaking of August Strindberg's 'Crimes and Crimes,' to be presented August 6 to 20 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street.  The company's Associate Artistic Director, Whitney Aronson, is preparing a radical refashioning of the script to bring out the humor that underlies a play that is mostly known as an impressionistic study of thought. (more...)

BWW Review: St. Petersburg Opera Company's Impressive, Briskly-Paced SOUTH PACIFIC
by Peter Nason - Jul 5, 2016

Incredibly strong singing voices and an astounding orchestra guided by conductor Mark Sforzini make for a top-flight production. (more...)

NewArts Announces Its Summer 2016 Season: Featuring Nearly 200 Newtown Area Children
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit theatrical production organization in Newtown, CT, is producing its sixth and seventh shows for its summer, 2016 season incorporating nearly 200 children from the Newtown area onstage, backstage and in the orchestra as a continuation of its mission to use the performing arts to promote healing and strength. NewArts was founded by local parent, Michael Baroody, M.D. and brings in a talented team of nearly 20 theatre professionals including Broadway-level directors, choreographers, music directors, designers, producers, and technicians to guide the children in this endeavor of creativity, collaboration and community. (more...)

Immersive Show THE GRAND PARADISE Extends Again in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Third Rail Projects announces a third extension of their critically acclaimed THE GRAND PARADISE, a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which visitors travel to a tropical paradise. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Just last night, Broadway's best came out for a special screening of Florence Foster Jenkins. Hosted by Colman Domingo, Cynthia Erivo, Patina Miller, Matthew Morrison, and Max von Essen, the evening celebrated Paramount's new film, which hits theatres on August 12. (more...)

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season. (more...)

Okmetic Oyj interim report 1 January - 30 June 2016: Strong cash flow in very challenging market situation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Takes Part in Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') collaborated with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New York Greater Mensa last night, on July 21st. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Walkabout Theater Presents TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Walkabout Theater Company is pleased to celebrate summer with TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE, an interactive, outdoor parade and performance spectacle featuring over 30 multi-disciplinary artists - performed in both Spanish and English and perfect for the entire family. Five free performances will be presented August 16, August 23-24 and August 26-27, 2016 at unique outdoor venues across the City, primarily through the Chicago Park District's "Night Out in the Parks" series.  (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, previewing August 24, running through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Damn The Light to Tribute Amy Winehouse This Week at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, Damn The Light Productions celebrates her life, music and legacy with their new show Tears Dry On Their Own: An Amy Winehouse Experience starring Danielle Tyler. (more...)

NEVER DID ME ANY HARM to Play Glen Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Premiering at Sydney Festival in 2012, Never Did Me Any Harm by award-winning director and choreographer Kate Champion (Not in a Million Years, The Age I'm In) explores the complexities of contemporary family life.  (more...)

New Folger Shakespeare Library Exhibition is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Explore how the literary celebrity of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen has put contemporary readers on a first-name basis with these centuries-old writers. (more...)

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present VIOLETTA & HER SISTERS at Rose Nagelberg Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, with excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La bohème, and a recital featuring the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, with settings by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Vierne, d'Indy, Loeffler and others. (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE CHAPLIN PLAYS: A DOUBLE FEATURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature'. (more...)

The Glitter and Doom Salon Plays Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

New late night variety show, The Glitter and Doom Salon opens at the Edinburgh Festival stage this week with an evolving lineup of cabaret and vaudeville artists taking part, making each night a unique experience. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - #ThesFest16! - International Thespian Festival (Nationals) in Lincoln, Nebraska
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Aug 25, 2016

On June 20th to the 26th I had the pleasure of attending the International Thespian Society Festival to represent my school, the OCVTS: Performing Arts Academy and our Troupe #6185! (more...)

Marti Cummings Returns to Feinstein's/ 54 Below this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Los Angeles Premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Los Angeles Performance Practice and The Bootleg Theater, in association with Aurora Nova Productions, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's slyly inventive White Rabbit Red Rabbit as part of the 2016 LAX  (Live Arts Exchange) Festival.  (more...)

There Are Two New Witches in Oz- Meet the New Stars of the WICKED Tour- Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The WICKED tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin to Fly Into WICKED Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The WICKED tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

HELD: A MUSICAL FANTASY Sets Venue at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) a production of The Present Company presents HELD: A Musical Fantasy, a poignant story of childhood friends growing apart in a world where reality is fluid and time can stand still, with book and lyrics by Kelly Maxwell and music by Meghan Rose. (more...)

Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

It was announced Tuesday that Broadway vets, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell would be joining the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! as Mr. Pinky and Tracy Turnblad's gym teacher. This news comes hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Disney channel star, Dove Cameron, and Garrett Clayton would be joining the cast as Amber von Tussle and Link Larkin, respectively.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Walkabout Theater's Outdoor Spectacle TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Walkabout Theater Company is pleased to celebrate summer with TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE, an interactive, outdoor parade and performance spectacle featuring over 30 multi-disciplinary artists - performed in both Spanish and English and perfect for the entire family. Five free performances will be presented August 16, August 23-24 and August 26-27, 2016 at unique outdoor venues across the City, primarily through the Chicago Park District's 'Night Out in the Parks' series. The press performance is tonight, August 16 at 7 pm at The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Adobe Theater presents Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN September 30th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Best Man opens Friday, September 30th and plays 4 weekends through Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm, with a 'Pay What You Will' performance (proceeds are shared between the cast and crew) on Thursday, October 13th, at 7.30pm. Tickets are $17 general, seniors and students $15. Reservations 505-898-9222 x 1 or online at www.adobetheater.org.  (more...)

Drama League Welcomes All-Female Delegation to Stage Directors Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

This month, The Drama League will welcome an all-female delegation of artistic leaders and world-renowned artists as part of the expanded international International Stage Directors Exchange Program. (more...)

14th Annual NY Burlesque Festival September 29th-October 2nd!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it's premiere in 2003.  This fall marks the 14th year for this celebrated event, and producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani  Productions will once again, serve up 4 nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at five of NYC's hottest nightclubs. Bringing together over 2,700 enthusiastic audience members who,  in addition to enjoying tassels and tail feathers will be entertained by live music, international DJ's, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque bazaar where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, lingerie and even partake in a pin-up make-over.  (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Walkabout Theater to Stage TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE for Free
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Walkabout Theater Company is pleased to celebrate summer with TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE, an interactive, outdoor parade and performance spectacle featuring over 30 multi-disciplinary artists - performed in both Spanish and English and perfect for the entire family. (more...)

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Sets Production of GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the classic Stephen Schwartz musical, 'Godspell', from August 5-29, 2016. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago to Dim Marquee Lights to Honor James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago and the Broadway community mourn the loss of Chairman of the Nederlander Organization, theatre owner/operator, producer and presenter James M. Nederlander, who passed away on July 25 at age 94 by honoring the Broadway tradition of dimming the marquee lights. (more...)

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