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Maurer Productions OnStage Brings THE GLASS MENAGERIE to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Love, dreams, desire, and longing tug at the heart in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The American Symphony Orchestra today announced the 56th season of its Vanguard series, running from October 11, 2017 through March 1, 2018. Music director Leon Botstein will conduct all concerts in the series, which this year includes a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in addition to three concerts at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

ShawChicago Presents SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

ShawChicago presents Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology as its spring fundraiser. Starring Paddy Lynn, Jon Lynn and Patti Ecker, this is a one night production on June 12 at the Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn, from 7 to 9:30 PM. A dessert and wine reception will follow the performance. (more...)

Paris-Based Pop Duo 99 Trees Announce Debut EP
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

99 Trees' debut is a collection of infectious tracks about love, friendship, bitter-sweet ballads and stories of painful breakups. An honest snapshot of life as Blixen knows it. (more...)

ADAA Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize Goes to June Carryl for THE GOOD MINISTER FROM HARARE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) announced the winner of the $10,000 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize on April 24th, 2017 at the The Antaeus Theatre Company at the newly opened Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Centre in Glendale. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Dear Evan Hansen, with a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2015, with a subsequent Off Broadway run at Second Stage the spring of 2016 and transfer to Broadway in the fall of the same year where it's currently running. The original musical earned nine Tony Award nominations this season. (more...)

Wilson Center to Honor Claire and Glenn Hackmann at The Big Event
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

A shared commitment to the power of the arts will be celebrated on Sat., June 3, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center), as Greater Milwaukee philanthropic leaders Claire and Glen Hackmann are honored with the 13th annual EDDY Award. The presentation will take place at The Big Event, which serves as the major channel through which the Wilson Center raises funds for its arts education programs that impact the lives of more than 9,000 students from Southeast Wisconsin each year. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 22, 2017

The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Executive Pastry Chef Johana Langi of THE LAMBS CLUB
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed the Executive Pastry Chef, Johana Langi of The Lambs Club in New York City for our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

The Hispanic Society Wins the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Hispanic Society of America was named the recipient of the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation from a field of nineteen candidates. The prestigious award was established in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation in 1981 to acknowledge individuals, entities, and organizations worldwide who have made significant contributions and helped to promote cultural and humanistic values that form part of the universal heritage of humanity and consolidate the existing links between the principality of Asturias and the title traditionally held by the heirs to the Crown of Spain. The eight award categories are: Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, Communications and Humanities, Scientific and Technical Research, International Cooperation, Sports, and Concord. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

BWW Review: The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein Is A Bag of Marvels
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2017

With much pretending at being someone who may or may not have been there - and tons of fun puns in this toiling word-play of a French farce - our minds are sent into a dizzying dervish of delight as the four main characters battle it out over who was a true genius and what the meaning of meaning amounts to once those geniuses have left the room. (more...)

Jesus Arrested as Illegal Immigrant in New Political Play CHRIST DETAINED at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Playwright and director Anthony P. Pennino has announced the world premiere of his play Christ Detained by the Department of Homeland Security as part of the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The play stars Joseph Jones as Jesus of Nazareth and Karl Knapp as Special Agent Clyde Hill. The first performance is Wednesday June 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Saints Awards More Than $121,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Saints, Chicago's Volunteers for the Performing Arts, has announced that it is awarding $121,269 in grants to 26 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Manal al-Sharif to Discuss 'DARING TO DRIVE' Book at The Music Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Next month, The Music Hall will welcome to its Innovation and Leadership series the remarkable Manal al-Sharif, winner of the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2012 and named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' by TIME that same year. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

June Events at Green Space Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Green Space has announced its full programming lineup for June. See the full schedule below! (more...)

National Directors Fellowship Selections Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, National New Play Network, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation jointly announce the selection of five directors from a nationwide pool of applicants for the 2017 National Directors Fellowship: Sherri Eden Barber (more...)

Seattle Center Festál: PAGDIRIWANG PHILIPPINE FESTIVAL Offers Fun, Food and Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Seattle Center Festal: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, in Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre, celebrates Filipino Independence. The festival theme this year, Philippines: Land of Food and Festivals, is expressed extensively throughout the two days of the celebration through arts, artifacts, photography and film as well as traditional foods for purchase. (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Outskirts Press Announces Sponsorship of 2017 Colorado Book Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Rep to Present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company will present Around the World in 80 Minutes, a collection of stories from many lands adapted by Genevieve Aichele.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ - THE MUSICAL Comes To Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical, which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical of Leicester's favourite teen has undergone a period of further development since its original production at Curve in 2015, and Luke Sheppard's new production will open at the Menier on 26 July at 3.30pm, with previews from 14 July, and runs until 9 September. Priority booking for the productions opens on Monday 22 May, with public booking on Tuesday 30 May. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow's signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and plenty of dancing and live music. (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

Surprise! Those Bay Area Children's Theatre Construction Vehicles are Back!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) is celebrating its move to a new home in the downtown Berkeley arts district with a bang-and a rumble, and lots of swooping around-by remounting its award-winning production of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site-The Musical, featuring  the original cast. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at St. Luke's Theatre Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has announced Rachel Osterhus has joined the cast as Lucy/White Witch opposite Jesse Corbin.  (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Offer Free Workshops at The Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Center Theatre Group will provide free workshops to community members at The Shop located at 2856 E. 11th Street in Boyle Heights, 90023. Center Theatre Group staff will teach crafting techniques with activities that range from puppet making to fabric marbling. Upcoming workshops are taking place in May and June. (more...)

A Season of Power, Violence, and Revenge Comes to Citizens Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Today the Citizens Theatre announces its Autumn 2017 season including plays from different ages and countries focusing on the very personal consequences of absolute power, violence and revenge. The season of ancient and modern plays that respond directly and indirectly to the world today goes on sale Tuesday 16 May at 10am. (more...)

PlayCo Appoints Robert G. Bradshaw as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Play Company (PlayCo; Founding Producer, Kate Loewald) announced today that Robert G. Bradshaw, who since July 2016 has served as Interim Managing Director, has been promoted to the role of Managing Director, effective immediately. (more...)

River To River Festival Kicks Off Next Month in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents the 16th annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City's completely free summer arts festival, June 14-25. The 2017 edition presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms-often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts-over the course of 100+ performances and events spanning 17 projects at 31 unique sites across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. The Festival also offers opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, socialize and experience multiple facets of artists' work and the creative process. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Announces Special Charity Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The award-winning Brooklyn theatre company Smith Street Stage is thrilled to announce that three of its performances of Richard III will be specially designated to donate all proceeds to local charities. The Company is focusing on charities that promote cultural tolerance and protect civil rights. (more...)

History Meets Hilarity in Crown Point
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

In the last couple of years, a renewed interest in original theatre occurred.  A historically-based show debuted in New York off-Broadway and was an immediate hit.  6 months later the show graduated to a run on Broadway and was nominated for 16 Tony Awards, winning 11 - including Best Musical - along with winning awards in music and Literature.  That musical then made a Chicago residency debut last year along with launching a national tour.  That show was called Hamilton.  Now that energy and passion for this kind of theatre is being brought to Crown Point Community Theatre with their new one-off show titled Hysterical Figures - an event where a large group of artists write, rehearse and perform a series of original historically-based plays in one day - on Saturday June 3rd @ 7:30 PM . (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

3…2…1… Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone and more take part in NYTW's 2017 gala, and Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS opens tonight at Signature Theatre! (more...)

Mother Knows Best! Rounding Up 10 of Broadway's Most Iconic Moms
by Jessica Khan - May 14, 2017

The archetypal mother is a figure that appears without fail in Literature, films, music, and, of course, drama. She crosses cultural divides by embodying good and evil, generosity and selfishness, nurturing and stoicism all at once. And like a great musical number, she is often the propeller of the plot. In honor of Mother's Day, we've rounded up ten of Broadway's most iconic moms! (more...)

Award Winning Journalist Pens Memoir on Her Transgender Husband's Transition Into a Woman in 'Truth be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey'
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

In her memoir, "Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey," award-winning journalist Alexandra Bogdanovic shares her real life experience of meeting a man, falling in love, getting married and discovering her husband had a devastating secret. The stunning and heart-breaking revelation came two years after the author and her husband, Adam, exchanged vows in a fairy-tale wedding shown on television. In a book she describes as part comedy, part tragedy and part romance, Bogdanovic gives readers unique and valuable insight into an issue now making national and international news. Learn how she and Adam met, fell in love and got married. Find out how she learned the truth and struggled to cope with extraordinary circumstances in a book that is sure to generate timely and meaningful conversation. "Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey" has received numerous awards. Most recently, it was a 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards finalist in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Non-Fiction category. It was also a 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards finalist in the LGBT Non-Fiction category; and the 2013 New England Book Festival winner in the Gay Literature category. Bogdanovic recommends both National Center for Transgender Equality and Human Rights Campaign as resources for the LGBT community. Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey By Alexandra Bogdanovic Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing ISBN: 9781609115388 ASIN: B00NMRPWOM Pages: 174 Genre: Memoir, LGTB About The Author: Alexandra Bogdanovic is an award-winning author and an award-winning journalist. She got her first byline in a daily newspaper when she was a high school freshman and her journalism career spanned more than two decades. Today the freelance writer, editor and proofreader is also studying to become a paralegal. When she is not engrossed in work or school, she enjoys traveling and photography. Other pastimes include hanging out with friends, family and her cat, Eli. Time permitting, she plans on writing at least three more books. For review copies, author interviews, or more information, please contact: Alexandra Bogdanovic Email: allieb1969 (at) yahoo.com Website: http://sbpra.com/alexandrabogdanovic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TruthBeTold024 (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful NEARLY LEAR Brings Kid-Friendly Shakespeare to the Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - May 13, 2017

It's thrilling to discover a work of Shakespeare for the first time, especially as a kid. For me, those introductions came from old episodes of "Wishbone" on PBS, but luckily for today's young audiences in the Washington area, there's a live option: NEARLY LEAR, a tweaked, SparkNotes-length version of the dark original work, performed in a one-woman show by Susanna Hamnett at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with the Creators and Cast of The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN
by Taylor Long - May 13, 2017

A new Canadian musical is about to hit the stage in Toronto. The Musical Stage Company (formerly Acting Up Stage Company) is bringing us their new work, ONEGIN. I had a chance to chat with ONEGIN's creators, Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille as well as two of the cast members, Daren A. Herbert (Onegin) and Hailey Gillis (Tatyana) about the experience of bringing this story to life. (more...)

TCG's 2018 National Conference Will Get a View of the Arch in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that the 28th annual TCG National Conference will take place in St. Louis, MO from June 14 to 16, 2018. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Edges of Light to Mix Contemporary and Traditional Music at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Irish Arts Center is pleased to present Edges of Light, a new collaboration between Irish dance legend Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist, and uilleann piper David Power, for three performances, June 1-3 at 8pm. Inspired by the sights and sounds of an Irish dawn, the concert mixes traditional and contemporary music with percussive dance, offering a stirring a celebration of melody and rhythm.  (more...)

Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On June 7 & 8, Mundy, one of Ireland's most exciting live performers, returns to Irish Arts Center to share two evenings of his upbeat and celebratory folk/pop/rock style. While Irish Arts Center has a history of showcasing cutting edge musicians that redefine what it is to be an Irish artist - including esteemed Irish rockers Joe and Steve Wall of The Stunning, Irish / Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter Loah and theatrical songstress Camille O'Sullivan - Mundy's poetic lyrics, honest folk sensibility, and skilled guitar work truly set him apart. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre Company in association with the New School for Drama presents A BATTLE OF WITS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present staged readings of four short plays by Djuna Barnes, directed by Melissa Attebery on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Jess Holman. Admission is by Donation. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is approximately 100 minutes. The performance is at The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. R.S.V.P. to OHS@gmail.com. (more...)

New York Guitar Festival Announces Additional Events for 2017 Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Resuming its status as an annual event after several seasons as a biennial, the New York Guitar Festival returns in Spring 2017 with cross-cultural concert programming in celebration of works for guitar. This year the Festival expands its partnership with media sponsor WNYC, which will host a 4-week series of events at The Greene Space. Kicking off with the Opening Night concert on May 18th  by two-time Grammy-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, the weekly series will follow every Thursday through June 8, 2017. (more...)

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