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Trinity Church presents Monteverdi Vespers Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

???????Julian Wachner conducts NOVUS NY (photo: Peter Adamik) Continuing its tradition of providing the public with an exquisite and wide-ranging array of free musical offerings, many of which are professionally filmed and webcast live, Trinity Church Wall Street presents two performances of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 5 on May 19 & 20 at Trinity Church.  (more...)

Matt Wolf's Short Documentary BAYARD & ME to Be Released 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Matt Wolf's short doc BAYARD & ME, about how civil rights leader Bayard Rustin adopted his partner to legalize their relationship in the era before same-sex marriage; Released May 15th. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre Presents Peter White And Euge Groove 8/25; Tickets on Sale This Saturday!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Capitol Theatre presents Peter White and Euge Groove on Saturday, May 13 at 10 am. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

NCAC Calls for Burnsville, MN City Officials to Apologize for Cancelling Play with 'Mulatto' in Title
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, two organizations committed to defending creative freedom, are calling on City officials of Burnsville, Minnesota, to make amends for refusing to allow the performance of a play with the word 'mulatto' in the title. (more...)

Luna Stage Announces its 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Luna Stage announces its 25th Season featuring a new play, a world premiere of a new musical, and the revival of a Luna classic (more...)

Nanotech to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

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Jessica Meyer Premieres New Orchestral Work at Trinity Church on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Continuing a flurry of activity, composer/violist Jessica Meyer's largest-scale work to date will premiere at Trinity Church Wall Street on May 18 at 1PM. The contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Church, NOVUS NY, conducted by Julian Wachner, premieres Meyer's Through which we flow as part of the church's "Sunken Cathedral" series. (more...)

Sarah Dash, Peterson Brothers and More to Bring R&B to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The R&B calendar heats up at Joe's Pub! Highlights include Labelle founding member Sarah Dash on May 12; the soulfully-voiced and hard-rocking singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Celisse Henderson on May 31; Australian singer Cloves (Kaity Dunstan) on June 1; the Peterson Brothers, a modern blend of blues rock from 20-year-old Glenn and 17-year-old Alex Peterson, on June 2; a fundraiser for The Restorative Center with Stephanie McKay on June 15; soul powerhouse gina Breedlove on June 20; Alfa Anderson's album release party for her solo debut, From My Heart, on July 7; and, the relentlessly energetic JJ Thames & The Violet ReVOLT on August 8. (more...)

Pulitzer-Prize Winner, Historian David Garrow to Discuss New Biography of President Obama at the National Press Club, May 11
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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JCTC Presents Acclaimed One-Man Show on Civil Rights Leader
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

W.E.B. Du Bios - writer, scholar, and one of the earliest civil rights leaders - comes to life in the New Jersey premier of W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Time, presented by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) on May 12th. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 13, 2017! (more...)

Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) 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...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' Continues with Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft on PBS, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

The culinary journey of AMERICAN MASTERS 'Chefs Flight' - four documentaries on legendary chefs - continues with a profile on Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that renowned choral director Robert Porco will step down from his position as the Orchestra's Director of Choruses with the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.  At that time, he will be the longest-serving Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in the ensemble's history, he began his tenure with the 1998-99 season. (more...)

The Crossing presents World Premiere of Michael Gordon's Major New Choral Memoir ANONYMOUS MAN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Anonymous Man is Michael Gordon's first concert-length solo choral work. It was commissioned by The Crossing and written for the choir's 24 voices. Gordon merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power in his music, embodying, in the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, 'the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz and the intransigence of classical modernism.' (more...)

Musica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir under the artistic direction of Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez-celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout the 2017-18 season, continuing its commitment to performing beloved as well as rarely heard works from various periods of musical history and from diverse cultures worldwide together with the Aeolus Quartet, quartet in residence. Highlights of the season include Orff's Carmina Burana, a concert featuring pianist and composer Seymour Bernstein, an appearance by Musica Viva NY's founder Walter Klauss, a performance commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Alice Parker; and the world premiere of a work by Elena Ruehr, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. All performances take place at All Souls Church (80th Street and Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Aaron Galligan-Stierle to Star in PARADE at Finger Lakes Muscial Theatre Festival; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) will produce Jason Robert Brown's Tony Award winning musical drama, Parade this summer. The show runs July 5 through July 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the lineup and sponsors for the 39th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which returns this year with 31 performances, June 7 - August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

Richard Marx Announces Limited Las Vegas Engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Famed singer-songwriter and producer Richard Marx will perform his greatest hits during a limited engagement, "Satisfied: Only The Hits," at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning Aug. 15 through Sept. 2, 2017. (more...)

Leaked Character Breakdown for FREEDOM RIDERS Hints at Big Names for NYMF Run
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Last week, a fragment of the character breakdown for FREEDOM RIDERS: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSICAL was tweeted by the musical's co-writer, Richard Allen. (more...)

PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for the Crucible's Modern Interpretation of JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Jonathan Hyde
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. Watch a new trailer for the modern production below! (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

Porter Carroll, Jr. to Bring THE EVOLUTION OF CABARET to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Porter Carroll, Jr. in The Evolution of Cabaret. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Community Activities, MOONLIGHT X AILEY and More Added to Ailey's Lincoln Center Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 - 18.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Two-Part Finale of Showtime's Limited Event Series GUERRILLA
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME limited event seriesGUERRILLA will air its final two episodes back-to-back on Sunday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet. (more...)

CeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson & We McDonald to Headline Apollo Theater's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details for its largest fundraising event - the 2017 Apollo Spring Gala, which will take place at the theater on Monday, June 12 at 7pm. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 10, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Wednesday, May 10, 2017…which prompts us to ask the musical question: Who remembers the Saturday Night Massacre back in the 1970s, during which Richard Nixon fired the special Watergate prosecutor and all hell seemed to break loose (even more than it had already) in Washington, D.C.? (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Hyde and More for JULIUS CAESAR at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Sabrina Carpenter Comes to Santa Rosa 7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced that hit 17-year-old singer, songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter will come to Santa Rosa for one night only on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tickets for Sabrina Carpenter on The De-Tour ($35-$49) go on sale Friday, May 5 at noon and are available online at Lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Seeking Musical Theatre Performers of All Ethnicities
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the country's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, is accepting submissions for diverse roles in the 2017-18 touring season and within the new TCT Resident Artist Company.   (more...)

Tony Bennett Headlines his 30th Ravinia Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

On August 3rd TONY BENNETT, the master interpreter of The Great American Songbook, will celebrate his 91st Birthday! On SATURDAY evening, AUGUST 4th, at 8:30 PM, the beloved music icon will once again headline under the RAVINIA stars for his 30th spectacular season. He first performed at the renowned suburban Chicago venue (America's oldest outdoor music festival) in the summer of 1984! (more...)

DOZEN DIVAS Opens at The Metropolitan Room 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In the smash Off-Broadway hit Spamilton, Dorothy Bishop ruthlessly impersonates divas from Liza Minnelli to Barbra Streisand, with Bernadette Peters and Patti LuPone along the way. (more...)

NYC Singer-Songwriter Neil Nathan Releases 'Flowers on the Moon'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Since emerging in 2008 with his folky cover of ELO's “Do Ya” – which earned the praise of its legendary composer Jeff Lynne and was included on the Showtime hit “Californication” – the multi-faceted artist Neil Nathan (more...)

Panic! Productions Announce J.Bailey Burcham to Direct LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

J. Bailey Burcham, hot off his searing, critically-acclaimed lead performance in Panic! Productions' mounting of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Theatre 68, has signed on as director of Panic!'s next show, Little Shop of Horrors. Burcham will put his stamp on the Menken-Ashman musical favorite by updating the action to Los Angeles' Skid Row in the 1990s. Helping Burcham bring this fresh concept to life are choreographer Tyler Matthew Burk, music director Josh Bednarsky, set designer Rei Yamamoto, lighting designer Shara Abvabi, and costume designer Barbara Mazeika. (more...)

2017 Chicago SummerDance Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States, the 21st Annual Chicago SummerDance invites dancers of all abilities to flock to the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park and Chicago Park District locations throughout the city. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm Leads the Morris Choral Society in the New Jersey premiere of Karl Jenkins' THE PEACEMAKERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Jason C. Tramm leads the Morris Choral Society in the New Jersey premiere of Karl Jenkins' “The Peacemakers' May 20th at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University (more...)

Multimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its upcoming 2017-2018 season. Marking the first full season with Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes at the helm of the legendary theater's artistic and community programs, it will encompass commissions, premieres, and collaborations with local, national, and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres-from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera. (more...)

Bounce Sets Saints & Sinners Marathons This Weekend: Season One Sat. April 29, Season Two Sun. April 30 Starting at 2:00 p.m. ET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Sabrina Carpenter Announces The De-Tour; 30+ City Summer 2017 Tour Kicks Off July 6 In Vancouver Featuring Special Guests Alex Aiono & New Hope Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Stagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stagecrafters announces its 2017-18 season, themed 'Celebration of Friendship, Family and Theatre,' featuring ten shows among its Main Stage, 2nd Stage and Youth Theatre offerings. (more...)

Filming Underway for Season Five of Cinemax's Action Drama Series STRIKE BACK
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Principal photography has begun on the ten-episode fifth season of CINEMAX'S action-packed drama series, STRIKE BACK, shot on location in Jordan and Hungary with a brand new cast portraying members of the revived Section 20. (more...)

SHOPKINS LIVE! Comes to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Shopkins Live!, the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand, comes to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ("LBC") on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. presented by Koba Entertainment and Moose Toys. Tickets* for Shopkins Live! ($25-$100**) are available beginning Friday, April 28 at noon at Lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Samira Wiley, Jumaane Williams and More to Perform MLK Speech for Theater of War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

This upcoming Sunday April 30, Samira Wiley, Council Member Jumaane Williams (of Brooklyn's 45th District), and other prominent actors will give a powerful theatrical reading of Martin Luther King's final sermon 'The Drum Major Instinct' at the BRIC Open Festival in Brooklyn, New York. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company's GUYS & DOLLS Opens This Weekend at Luther Burbank Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Guys and Dolls is gangsters, gamblers, dames and more. 'This acclaimed musical, performed in-concert with a live orchestra is 'joy in its purest form!' Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, it received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Olivier's during its run on Broadway and the West End,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for NBSC. (more...)

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