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THIRTEEN's NATURE to Present 'Nature's Perfect Partners', 5/11
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Nature's Perfect Partners travels around the world to profile an array of such animals who have joined forces. The film airs Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Employees to Showcase Art in THE COLLECTIVE Exhibition at Eden Gallery
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In a continued effort to nurture artistic expression and development within its employees, the Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil will host its 11th annual art exhibition, The Collective, featuring artwork by the company's performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. (more...)

Square One Theatre to Launch Three-Week Mothers' Day Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following the nationwide celebration of Mother's Day, Square One Theatre and its cast of Motherhood Out Loudlaunch a rousing three-week long celebration for mothers worldwide. Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Tom Holehan, Motherhood Out Loud is described as both hilarious and heartbreaking while taking audiences on a rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities every family shares by having or being a mother. Motherhood Out Louddares to tell the audience what they weren't told in 'what to expect when you're expecting.' (more...)

MUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic Revivals
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Musicals Tonight will offer FIVE classic revivals in their 19th season - Funny Face, Hoi Polloi, Louisiana Purchase, Mr. Wonderful, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale. A subscription costs $146.25 and single tickets will go on sale after Labor Day. Performances are at the intimate Lion Theatre (88 seats) in the Theatre Row Studios complex at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Set for UCLA This June
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic Scale
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

Two shows in Repertory: DEATH OF A SALESMAN and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE...it just doesn't get better than this. (more...)

AUTHOR! AUTHOR! - AN EVENING WITH SHOLOM ALEICHEM to Return to Santa Monica Playhouse, 5/7-29
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

In celebration of the production's 40th anniversary, and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sholom Aleichem's yahrzeit (annual anniversary of his death), the award-winning Rudie-DeCarlo-Weisman 'AUTHOR! AUTHOR! - an evening with SHOLOM ALEICHEM,' the longest running Jewish musical in L.A. theatre history (4½ years in its initial run), returns to Santa Monica Playhouse for a limited run May 7- 29, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN YOU WISH Is A Wish Unfulfilled
by Herbert Paine - May 23, 2016

Phoenix Theatre premiering WHEN YOU WISH: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY, a highly idealized and superficial portrait of the mogul of animated filmdom that leaves too many stones of character and relationship development unturned. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE Debuts Second Year of FOOTPRINTS Modern Dance Festival
by Christina Pandolfi - May 23, 2016

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre premiered the second edition of its modern dance festival May 19, 2016 at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater on West 64th Street in Manhattan. Comprised of six distinct pieces from different choreographers, the night was a tribute to the creativity of movement and how it collectively inspires us all. But the way in which these pieces were curated left something to be desired. The flow felt disjointed; choreographic styles were often polarizing from one piece to the next, making the audience consider only what was directly in front of them without further context or the continuation of any theme. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews Original Series ANOTHER PERIOD for Third Season
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Listen up peasants! The original ballers are back and here to stay. Comedy Central's turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series, “Another Period,” has been renewed for a third season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus to Stage OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. "To Tell the Truth," Actors' Theatre's 2016 season, features four plays that ask questions about how far relationships can be strained and even broken by dishonesty, falsehood and slander. (more...)

NOISES OFF & More Set for Everyman Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season. Hot off its 25th anniversary season that garnered record breaking box office success and the largest annual attendance in company history, Everyman brings its aesthetic for quality storytelling which its audiences have grown to love to three exciting new plays this season- the hilarious and poignant Dot by Colman Domingo, Jen Silverman's hysterical play The Roommate, and for the first time in Everyman's history, the theatre is commissioning a re-imagining of Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh, new musical entitled Los Otros. (more...)

Possum Point Players to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

When Possum Point Players produce the drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," they bring to the stage a play that has won many awards from Drama Critic's Award for Best Play of the Year in 1959 to the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2014. At 29, the playwright, the late Lorraine Hansberry, was the youngest American and the only black dramatist ever to win the Best Play of the Year Award. The play was praised as being groundbreaking and changing American theatre forever. (more...)

BLACKWAY Due Out 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

BLACKWAY, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Ray Liotta & Hal Holbrook from director Daniel Alfredson is set to hit theaters & VOD on June 10th via Electric Entertainment, as their first new project under their new domestic distribution division. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Square One Theatre's MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, Now Playing!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Square One Theatre concludes its 26th Anniversary Season with a rousing three-week celebration of Motherhood Out Loud conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Tom Holehan. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Motherhood Out Loud takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities every family shares by having or being a mother. Motherhood Out Loud dares to tell the audience what they weren't told in 'what to expect when you're expecting.' (more...)

THIRTEEN's NATURE Presents 'Jungle Animal Hospital', 5/18
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Jungle Animal Hospital airs Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the broadcast, the episode will be available for limited online streaming atpbs.org/nature. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of R.Evolución Latina's BOUNTIFUL!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 1, 2016

R.Evolucion Latina's BOUNTIFUL opened on April 27, 2016 at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Broadway World has the first pictures of the red carpet event! (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Anna Camp, Tina Fey & More Guest Stars on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Netflix has shared a first look at some of the guest stars for Season 2 of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. (more...)

NY Public Library's Technical Assistant Steve Massa on Broadway's First 'Kiss'
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Steve Massa, Library Technical Asst. III? of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Broadway's First “Kiss” (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess & More in All-New KIMMY SCHMIDT Trailer & Key Art
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

In the final trailer for the new season, Kimmy takes her final steps towards making the world a #hashbrown Kimmier place. (more...)

THE POWER PLAYS To Be Presented at Lone Star Theatre Co 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Lone Star Theatre Company will present THE POWER PLAYS: Six Plays about Strong Texas Women. The event includes six new one-act plays by Robert Askins Playwright Fellows Alan Charnock, Emily Comisar, Judith Leora, and Nilsa Reyna plus special guest playwrights Maxwell Martinez and Ryan Ramirez.  (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Celebrate International Jazz Appreciation Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates International Jazz Appreciation Month with a diverse line-up of artists throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, the "House of Swing." The exciting offerings in April include an homage to Broadway composers with jazz-oriented roots, sets celebrating International Jazz Day and Duke Ellington's birthday, and an historic showcase of Sy Oliver arrangements performed only once in its entirety in nearly 30 years. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Launch New Series of Informal Play Readings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Everyman Theatre is excited to announce the introduction of a new series of informal play readings. The inaugural series, titled "Women's Voices in American Theatre," will highlight some of theatre's greatest women playwrights through four staged readings curated by the women of Everyman's Resident Acting Company.  The readings will take place in the theatre's second-floor rehearsal hall, which will be transformed into a funky stripped-down performance space, on four Monday evenings:  April 25, May 9, May 23 and June 6 from 7PM to 9PM. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES and More Set for Everyman Theatre's New Women-Centric Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Everyman Theatre is excited to announce the introduction of a new series of informal play readings. The inaugural series, titled 'Women's Voices in American Theatre,' will highlight some of theatre's greatest women playwrights through four staged readings curated by the women of Everyman's Resident Acting Company. (more...)

BWW Recap: Fools Who Run Their Mouths Off Wind Up Dead on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - Apr 8, 2016

Listen, I am not a psychiatrist by any means, but I think there is a slight chance, that Olivia Pope has some PTSD after her kidnapping last fall that may be starting to manifest itself. Anyone? Just me? (more...)

VIDEO: New Season of KIMMY SCHMIDT to Feature New Original Music from Jeff Richmond
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT star Ellie Kemper reveals that the second season of the hit Netflix show will feature all new original music. (more...)

Thirteen's NATURE to Premiere 'India's Wandering Lions', 4/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The film airs Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the broadcast, the episode will be available for online streaming atpbs.org/nature. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Apr 4, 2016

Musical Theatre Heritage returns to its radio roots with a revival of the 1946 Irving Berlin musical play, 'Annie Get Your Gun.' This MTH production stars the huge voice of Shelby Floyd in the title role of Annie Oakley. Baritone Sam Wright plays Annie's true life husband Frank Butler. Jim Korinke, a long time respected Kansas City actor, is the immortal Buffalo Bill Cody. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, 2016, four of Canada's pre-eminent singers will join the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Music Director Jonathan Darlington, in “BraVO! A Vancouver Opera Concert” – a celebratory concert of opera excerpts honouring VO's General Director James W. Wright, who is retiring June 30th after 17 years at the head of the company.  (more...)

THIRTEEN to Present 'Nature's Perfect Partners' on PBS, 5/11
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

It won't come as any surprise that survival is the number one goal in the animal kingdom. But to ensure success on a continual basis, many creatures have opted to form alliances rather than go it alone. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: First Look at R.Evolucion Latina's BOUNTIFUL: A TEACHER'S JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BOUNTIFUL: A TEACHER'S JOURNEY, a unique, international choreographic event conceived and directed by Luis Salgado, opens tonight at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Artists from various genres and backgrounds unite to take a journey of self-discovery and into the awareness of what makes the human spirit BOUNTIFUL. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look at the show below! (more...)

J.M.W. Turner's Quartet of Whaling Paintings United for First Time at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

TURNER'S WHALING PICTURES, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 10, will be the first exhibition to unite the series of four whaling scenes painted by the great British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) near the end of his career. (more...)

Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year honor playwright Danai Gurira, actor Martha Plimpton, director Kate Whoriskey, actor Mia Katigbak, and more to be announced. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Nominees for the Popejoy Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Popejoy Hall is pleased to announce the following 20 individual nominees for the innaugural Popejoy Awards.  (more...)

Michael Keaton to Receive George Eastman Motion Picture Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The George Eastman Museum will honor actor Michael Keaton with the George Eastman Award, the museum's highest honor in motion pictures, on Thursday, June 9. (more...)

Howard Brown Benefit Concert Returns to Uptown Underground, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

?Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik returns with the second annual Chris' Birthday Belt-Fest, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 16, 8:00 PM at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago. Featuring award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago, the evening will be co-music directed by Dustin Struhall and Jeff Award-winner Aaron Benham. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 773-867-1946 or visiting uptownunderground.net. (more...)

Square One Theatre Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD in Honor of Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, a Joyous, Moving, Hilarious and Thrilling Theatrical Event, Concludes SQUARE ONE THEATRE's 26th Anniversary Season at its NEW Performance Space…Stratford Academy   Who says Mothers should only be acknowledged one-day-a-year? Just four days after Mother's Day (May 8, 2016), Square One Theatre concludes its 26th Anniversary Season with a rousing three-week celebration of Motherhood Out Loud conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Tom Holehan. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Motherhood Out Loud takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities every family shares by having or being a mother. Motherhood Out Loud dares to tell the audience what they weren't told in "what to expect when you're expecting." (more...)

Photo Flash: Sergio Trujillo Visits Rehearsal for R.Evolucion Latina's BOUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

R.Evolucion Latina's upcoming production, BOUNTIFUL: A Teachers Journey received a special visit from Sergio Trujillo.   (more...)

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Set for June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

?Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

Vancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ Vancouver audiences are eagerly anticipating VO's full-scale premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical Evita. Less than two weeks remain until opening night and ticket sales are outpacing any show in the company's history! As of this week, the best selection of tickets is available for the Friday, May 6th evening performance and Sunday, May 8thmatinée. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES's Matthew Steffens Will Star in R.Evolución Latina's BOUNTIFUL: A TEACHER'S JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Matthew Steffens is one of the nine uniquely brilliant choreographers of BOUNTIFUL: A Teacher's Journey, R.Evolucion Latina's 2016 Choreographers Festival. He has served as the associate choreographer for the Broadway production of Doctor Zhivago and of the Off-Broadway immersive hit Queen of the Night. Matthew has performed on Broadway in Promises, Promises and Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown and now he is starring in R.Evolucion Latina's (RL) new production.  (more...)

Hit Musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Returns for Commercial Run at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Broadway producer Lou Spisto joins Jamelle Dolphin to bring story of black businessman, music producer and civil rights activist John Dolphin to larger audience (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet to Premiere Two New Works, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Philadelphia, PA (April 12, 2016) – Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella will take audiences on a classical yet modern journey with works by three choreographers in A Program of Firsts. George Balanchine's Serenade, Liam Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows, and a much anticipated World Premiere from Pennsylvania Ballet's Choreographer in Residence Matthew Neenan, May 12-15 at The Academy of Music, sponsored by Bank of America.  (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre to Present FOOTPRINTS, 5/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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