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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Sets 'Week of Revolution' Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has announced its Week of Revolution, honoring the Hudson Valley's significant local history and in celebration of HVSF's production of THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, a play written by Richard Nelson and presented in association with Boscobel House and Gardens. (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Second Saturday Matinee for 2017-18 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

TheatreZone announces that, to meet increasing demand, it has added a second Saturday matinee to its 2017-18 shows schedule. These performances will take place on the first Saturday of each show's run, increasing total performances of a show from 11 to 12. (more...)

The Wilbury Group to Close 2016-17 Season with SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Wilbury Group closes its 2016/17 season with the multiple Tony Award-winning rock musical with Spring Awakening. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Applying for College and Choosing Your Path
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Apr 24, 2017

Hello, readers! It's been a long time since I've uploaded an article. My high school readers know that the January to April area is a particularly difficult one, especially with AP classes, senior events, and college decisions. I decided that this article should be an update on my past three months and a guide for future seniors who hit those college and future obstacles. (more...)

OperaUpClose Presents ULLA'S ODYSSEY at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Children and families that go to Ulla's Odyssey at Greenwich Theatre on Sunday, April 30, could also be involved in an artistic revolution aiming to knock down the barriers that have built up around opera. (more...)

Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

Professor of Environmental and Multicultural Literatures Pens Brilliant Mystery Novel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

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Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

BWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 21, 2017

I witnessed a stellar and - dare I say - pretty flawless production that completely and utterly immersed me into Alison Bechdel's world. (more...)

The New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The New School's Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. (more...)

TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Communications Group announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The event will be hosted by La MaMa ETC- The Downstairs (66 East 4th Street) in New York City, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Artists at Play to Workshop TOT: THE UNTOLD, YET SPECTACULAR STORY OF (A FILIPINO) HULK HOGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Artists at Play will workshop Victor Maog's tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan, followed by multiple readings in May across Los Angeles through a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library LA Made series and AAP's Annual Reading series. Rodney To will direct Maog's comedy, which will be free for the public to attend.   (more...)

Houston Symphony Presents World Premiere of CONQUEST REQUIEM, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Houston Symphony will perform the world premiere of Conquest Requiem from Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank at 8 p.m. May 5-6 and 2:30 p.m. May 7 at Jones Hall. Considered Frank's most ambitious project to date, the requiem is the composer's musical interpretation of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire composed for orchestra, chorus, soprano and baritone soloists. (more...)

Symphony Space Presents FUSE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Symphony Space's FUSE PROJECT returns this year to conclude the 16/17 season with a blast of creative energy. Launched last year by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne as a weeklong showcase for artistic and intellectual innovation, it has grown to become Symphony Space's most expansive and ambitious Project. (more...)

Racial & Sexual Tensions Ignite in Theatre Exile's Premiere of BUZZER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. Gentrification comes to a head as the thought-provoking social drama fans the flames of love, race, class and privilege. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns for a Special Encore at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Angeline Mirenda based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from May 5 through May 13; regular performances will begin May 13 and continue through May 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Razor-Sharp Satire WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE Comes to Book-It
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Book-It presents a darkly funny, world-premiere adaptation of Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson. When good ol' boy D'aron Davenport lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a "performative intervention." Armed with youthful exuberance and misguided ideas of the South, the intervention goes badly awry. (more...)

NAKED LUNCH: THE MUSICAL Comes to St. Sebastian Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Like many undergraduates at Yale University in the mid-1960s, Bill Hannay was fond of avant garde Literature, especially if it tested people's commitment to the constitutional principle of freedom of expression. He followed, for example, the obscenity trials over the publication of the novel Naked Lunch underway in Los Angeles and Boston. The latter turned out to one of the last landmark decisions on obscenity in the 20th Century. Hannay's passion for the law led him to a career as an attorney, and he has been a partner at Chicago's Schiff Hardin LLP for 30 years, but another life-long passion - for the theater - never waned, either. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director, Jack Hartman of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at The Belmont Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Apr 20, 2017

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at The Belmont Theatre April 28-May 7 For tickets https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ylt (more...)

Bill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A new collaboration between actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler comes to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8pm, presented by Dorn Music. (more...)

BWW Review: MCT'S Elegant GREAT EXPECTATIONS Empowers Audiences
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 20, 2017

In an impassioned, almost poetic adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece Great Expectations, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) opened Gale Childs Daly's evocative interpretation in the Cabot Theatre last weekend. Composer Andrew Crowe, premier violinist, added an original score to haunt and mesmerize audiences sitting in the theatre as he waltzed through every scene. Daly's adaptation literally leaps off the pages of the 1861 novel, and the cast under Director Molly Rhode incorporates actual books as props for meat pies or rhythm instruments to miraculous effect each step of the way through the main character Pip's coming of age and maturation. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's Marcus Choi Completes Cast for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will reunite and revisit Nick and Nora in a one-night-only concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's now announces that Allegiance star Marcus Choi (Wicked, Sweet Charity and more) will join the company as Yukido (replacing original star Thom Sesma who continues his run in Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company) with Daniel Walstad as Max Bernheim. (more...)

Michael E. Murphy Announces Release of Debut Poetry Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Whistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Director Thomas Ostermeier's critically lauded Schaubuhne production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced. The acclaimed version by Florian Borchmeyer & Thomas Ostermeier will have a new English adaptation by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Philip Dawkins' THE BURN to Debut with Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2017-18; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2017/18 season: The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning American classic by Arthur Miller directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, and the world premiere of The Burn by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins directed by Devon de Mayo. SYA's 2017/18 Season explores the question, When you Say it Enough, Does a Lie Become the Truth? (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Announces Casting for Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theatre Raleigh's Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady announces the casting for  their Summer Series at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Season tickets are on-sale now and individual tickets will be available on May 1. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

THE JULESWORKS FOLLIES #50 Blow Out Anniversary Commemoration Set for May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Thanks for your continued support as we move into our fifth year and beyond and commemorate our 50th edition of...The Julesworks Follies #50 Blow Out Anniversary Commemoration will be on Tuesday May 9th at 8 PM at Le Jean Cocteau. (more...)

3DBear and Junior Library Guild Bring 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality to Classrooms
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Helsinki-based, edtech software company, 3DBear Ltd has signed an agreement with Junior Library Guild that serves over 22,000 schools and libraries in the U.S. 3DBear is an online learning tool for 3D printing, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) that is now available in the US through Junior Library Guild (JLG). (more...)

Wagner College Community Celebrates Shakespeare With A Sonnet Thon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On April 20, the Wagner College community and SI Shakespearean Theatre will honor William Shakespeare with the second annual Shakespeare Sonnet Thon from 2:00-4:00pm on the steps of Main Hall. (more...)

Compelling Book on Legalized Marijuana in Colorado Could Influence Other States
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Finborough Theatre to Present SONGS IN THE KEY OF CREE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, and as part of a European tour including ten shows in seven countries in twenty-one days,the UK premiere of an evening of the songs of multi-award-winning writer, composer and musician Tomson Highway, Songs in the Key of Cree, plays for one late night performance at the Finborough Theatre on Saturday, 6 May 2017. (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents BECKETT IN BRIEF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents BECKETT IN BRIEF - Rough for Radio II • The Old Tune • Krapp's Last Tape, directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker and More to Take the Stage at Symphony Space's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its original music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Theodore S. Chapin and Lenore & Robert Davis at the 2017 Spring Gala at Capitale on Monday, April 24, 2017. (more...)

TCG Publishes LAZARUS, A Musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Lazarus. Written by David Bowie with the playwright Enda Walsh, and incorporating some of Bowie's most iconic songs, Lazarus was first performed at New York Theatre Workshop in 2015, starring Michael C. Hall and directed by Ivo van Hove. The production transferred to London in 2016. (more...)

SHOPKINS LIVE! to Arrive at MPAC This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Shopkins Live!, the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Sunday, September 17 at 1 pm and 4 pm, it was jointly announced today by Gilles Paquin, President and CEO of Koba Entertainment, and Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose Toys. (more...)

Kravis Center to Present SHOPKINS LIVE! on 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Shopkins Live! (www.shopkinsliveontour.com), the firstlive theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to the Kravis Center, it was jointly announced today by Gilles Paquin, President and CEO of Koba Entertainment, and Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose Toys. The6:30 pm performance on Thursday, October 12, will be staged in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. (more...)

Lighthouse Guild's Blind or Visually Impaired Students to Bring Music and Art Together at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The worlds of art, music, and poetry will come together as students, who are blind or visually impaired, from Lighthouse Guild's Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School perform in concert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, April 28, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. (more...)

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute Offers Inclusion of Arts Writers of Color
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute, the nation's only program designed for arts writers and critics to strengthen their skills, has joined with American Theatre magazine and Theatre Communications Group's Rising Leaders of Color to address the lack of diversity in the critical talent pool, and to create new opportunities to nurture and grow arts journalists to reflect the increasingly diverse work on U.S. stages. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

Outcry to Present SEUSSICAL at Lewisville MCL Grand Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

This month Outcry Youth Theatre ventures to the Cross Timbers area for the first time to stage their latest musical, SEUSSICAL. Denton County theater goers are in for a treat as they experience this edgy youth theatre company's take on this widely-loved musical at the Lewisville MCL Grand Theater Black Box May 4 - May 7. (more...)

SHOPKINS LIVE! Comes to Atlanta Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Shopkins Live! (www.shopkinsliveontour.com), the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

METTLER TOLEDO Releases Conductivity Converter App
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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Reprints Desk Partners With European Resellers, Provides One-Click Access To Content And Data For Researchers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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SCAD to Unveil Jedd Novatt Sculpture at the SCAD Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will unveil "Chaos Concepcin," a permanent, monumental sculpture by internationally renowned artist Jedd Novatt, on Friday, April 28, 2017. The sculpture will be installed in the Alex Townsend Courtyard at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia. (more...)

LETTERS TO EVE – A Powerful New Musical of Untold Stories from WWII Comes to Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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Author of TRUMP NATION Shares Skepticism of Trump's Religious Practices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The president and first lady Melania Trump, although not attending church as often since taking office, appeared at Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Church in Florida.  (more...)

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