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NYTW's NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM to Host Post-Show '...And Justice For All?' Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2016/17 Season, will host a post-performance discussion entitled "…And Justice for All?" on Sunday, October 2 following the 7pm performance with leaders from the faith-based, legal, political, social justice, and artistic communities. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Delaware, Cleveland, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, ALL THE WAY at Cleveland Play House, and OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe,  just to name a few. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Impacts Sioux Falls Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) opens its 95th season with a celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize with Become Ocean on October 8, 2016. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams will join the SDSO for a three-day residency starting October 6, impacting multiple areas of our community. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 7, 2016

The Blank Theatre opens its 26th season with a new work written and directed by founding artistic director Daniel Henning that explores one of the most controversial events in U.S. history - the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) is the result of several decades of research during which time Henning has come to be recognized as an authority on the subject. That, combined with his other great obsession - live theatre - meant it was only a matter of time before LA audiences would see a stage play based on his work. (more...)

Dweezil Zappa Performs The Music of Frank Zappa in The Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

In the spirit of renewal and dedication to his father's music and audience, Dweezil Zappa is proud to announce one special night on the 50 Years of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the F@%k He Wants - The Cease and Desist Tour on Fri. Oct. 28 in The Warehouse at FTC. (more...)

Beverley Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Centre Prepares for Yom Kippur
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

This Yom Kippur, Beverley Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Centre presents a special service with a host of guests. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum Examines American Art Circa 1966
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

When the Zimmerli's curators first devised two complementary exhibitions of American art titled Circa 1966 - one focusing on prints, the other on paintings and sculpture - the intention was to commemorate the museum's golden anniversary by spotlighting key works created around the time of its founding. But in addition to spotlighting revolutionary movements that now have an established presence in art history, the subjects of many of the works focus on social and political discussions from the era that have prominently re-emerged across the United States. (more...)

Kentucky Center ArtsReach Provides Access to the Arts with KCard Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

As the fall performance season begins The Kentucky Center ArtsReach program is dedicated to increasing accessibility to the arts. This goal is accomplished, in part, through the KCard program. (more...)

BALLET HISPÁNICO, in Collaboration with the Apollo Theater, Presents A Trio of Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hispanico in collaboration with the Apollo Theater makes its annual return to the Apollo stage, led by Eduardo Vilaro in his seventh season as Artistic Director. A trio of works will draw upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world's premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hispanico. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christopher Eccleston, Emma Hamilton and Nikki-Amuka Bird Present THE TIME MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Shallow Grave, Elizabeth, Thor), Emma Hamilton (The Tudors, The Musketeers, Mr Selfridge) and Nikki-Amuka Bird (Luther, Quarry, Survivors) open Southbank Centre's 10th London Literature Festival on Wednesday 5 October with a live reading of HG Wells's classic work, The Time Machine, on stage in front of Royal Festival Hall's world-famous organ. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Opera San Jose to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Opera San José will observe the 200th anniversary of this richly entertaining comedy with six performances, opening in San José's California Theatre on November 12, closing November 27, 2016. The California Theatre is at 345 S. First Street in downtown San José. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dowdey Talks GET IN THE WAY, Her Documentary on Civil Rights Leader John Lewis
by Katricia Lang - Oct 3, 2016

This Saturday, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents a free screening of GET IN THE WAY: THE JOURNEY OF JOHN LEWIS, a documentary portrayal of U.S. Congressman John Lewis and his work during the Civil Rights Movement. We talk with the film's director Kathleen Dowdey. (more...)

Actor's Express to Present EVERY 28 HOURS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Actor's Express in collaboration with the Atlanta University Center and the Alliance Theatre present Every 28 Hours on Monday, October 17 at 7 PM at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College.  (more...)

Gretta Ray Takes Out 1st Place in the 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The dream run continues for Melbourne singer/songwriter Gretta Ray, who has taken out the top prize in the 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition with Drive. (more...)

by Katherine Waddell - Oct 26, 2016

Katori Hall's, The Mountaintop, opened this past weekend at the South Bend Civic Theatre and was simply powerful, moving, and unforgettable. (more...)

'Gangster Redemption' Author Larry Lawton Discusses His Reality Check Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Larry Lawton brings the most informative, inspirational, educational, motivational and entertaining presentations to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Businesses, Schools, Churches, Law Enforcement and Community Organizations bring Larry in as he has a unique way of connecting with audiences.  (more...)

Philip Guston's NIXON Drawings To Go On Display During Election Week, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

New York...Beginning 1 November 2016, one week prior to the general election that will determine the 45th President of the United States, Hauser & Wirth will present 'Philip Guston: Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975,' an exhibition devoted to the renowned late artist's satirical caricatures of the 37th President of the United States: Richard Nixon. (more...)

Angel City Chorale Fires Up the Season with BRING ON THE JOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the celebrated Los Angeles choir led by Founder/Artistic Director Sue Fink, will jump-start the season in style with Bring on the Joy, the choir's 23rd annual set of holiday concerts and sing-alongs during the first weekend in December. The festive evenings will bring together talented Los Angeles area singers and instrumentalists with a tapestry of seasonal favorites featuring musical textures from diverse traditions. (more...)

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Extends Into December at NYC's Parkside Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is extending its stay in New York through December 14, 2016 at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston). (more...)

American Modern Ensemble Is Joined by Duo Scorpio for the Opening of Its 2016-17 Season at Chelsea's The Cell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

American Modern Ensemble, the critically-acclaimed new music group praised by The New York Times as "simply first-rate," opens its 2016-17 season joined by the harp duo Duo Scorpio at The Cell in Chelsea on Friday, November 18: a concert of harp-centric music ranging from a 1949 piece by the maverick Lou Harrison to three works written in the past five years by two young leading-edge composers, Robert Paterson and Andy Akiho. The concert is AME's annual fundraising event, featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. (more...)

TRIGGER, BLACK FRIDAY, 13 CLOCKS and More Set for The Revival This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Revival, a new comedy theater in Hyde Park, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in November 2016. Inspired by the legacy of the Compass Players, The Revival brings improvisational comedy back to the same corner where it was invented in 1955! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PARCHMAN HOUR at The Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Oct 21, 2016

In 1961, Parchman Penitentiary served as a detention site for the Freedom Riders, mixed race and mixed gender groups of activists who put their lives on the line to protest segregation. To keep their spirits up in jail, they sang. This documentary theater piece is rich in music, and tells their story while tying directly to themes about race and justice in America today. (more...)

Joshua Winstead to Perform Full Debut Album MMXX at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Joshua Winstead, an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a member of the critically acclaimed rock band Metric, will be playing his debut album MMXX live in its entirety at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on October 28 at 10:00 PM.   (more...)

BWW Review: 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS is an American History Geek's Turn On at CPT...But...
by Roy Berko - Oct 19, 2016

Yes, in a period of two hours and twenty minutes, plus intermission, 44 plays whoosh across the Cleveland Public Theatre stage. During that time the audience is exposed to all of the United States of America's Presidents. Well, to be honest, there are 45, based on the audience vote, an add-on vignette of a supposition about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump's reign as the next President. (more...)

'Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

A new book by Ambassador Andrew Young offers first-hand accounts of decisions that shaped Atlanta's growth from a small, provincial city in the Deep South to an international metropolis that influences global affairs. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates Legendary Artist and Activist Joan Baez
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Legendary artist and activist, Joan Baez, has been nominated as part of the class of 2017 for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Baez's career has spanned over 50 years during which she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and continues to this day to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces. She is the recipient of many honors including the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award and Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award. Her early albums introduced songs, which found their way into the rock vernacular including “House Of the Rising Sun” (the Animals), “John Riley” (the Byrds), and “Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin).   (more...)

Miller Theatre Columbia University School of the Arts Continues COMPOSER PORTRAITS Series with Lei Liang
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

As a student, Lei Liang attended class mere blocks from the Tiananmen Square protests; ever since, he has viewed art as a way to counteract violence and find freedom. His compositions pay homage to his Chinese culture while drawing on Western counterpoints. This Portrait, featuring several of Liang's West Coast colleagues, explores opposing forces, bringing together light and dark, paradise and inferno. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH a Perfect Opener for Mother City's Stylish Gate69
by David Fick - Oct 17, 2016

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Gate69 not only celebrates its queerness but also reminds us that we have our own Hedwigs to celebrate and our own Berlin Walls to conquer. It is the perfect choice to open this stylish new venue in the Mother City. (more...)

Joseph Lorenzo Wise to Present RHYTHM MAN...CHANNELING THE GREATS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Joseph Lorenzo Wise has had a good year.  On Valentine's Day he released "Papaparazzi"a contempopera take on the Beethoven Fifth.  In March he released "SONGBOOK" his first album of ten live performances.  On The Full Moon Father's Day Summer Solstice, June 19, Wise celebrated his CD release with a powerful performance and the video "Summertime", the surprise hit from the CD and in July, the "On the 20th Century"original cast member was back in the tap shoes for "I MISS MY BROADWAY SHOW". (more...)

New York Deaf Theatre to Launch 37th Season with TITUS Shakespeare Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) begins its 37th season this month with TITUS. (more...)

Special Events on Tap for Halloween Weekend of THE BIRDS at Oakland's Historic Pardee Home
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Conor McPherson psychological thriller, spun from Hitchcock's famous horror film, performed in Pardee Home Carriage House, 672 11th Street near Downtown Oakland, Oct 21-Nov 6.  (more...)

South Bend Civic Center to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The South Bend Civic Theatre retells the gripping reimagination of events the night before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The Mountaintop, sponsored by The African American Community Fund of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, is directed by Shirley Gorden. Be sure to catch The Mountaintop as it runs October 21st through the 30th in the Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Colleen Ballinger to Bring MIRANDA SINGS…YOU'RE WELCOME Tour to Santa Rosa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced that award-winning comedian and writer, Colleen Ballinger, will return to her live performance roots with her new tour, AEG Live Presents Miranda Sings… You're Welcome in Santa Rosa on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. Featuring appearances by both Colleen and "Miranda Sings," the tour offers Ballinger's signature blend of live comedy, singing and countless applications of lipstick. Audiences can expect a face-paced, 80-minute show and will be left feeling grateful. Tickets for Colleen Ballinger range in price from $39.50-$75 and go on sale today, Friday, October 14 at noon and will be available at, by calling 707-546-3600, or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Launches ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS: MUSIC MATTERS Pilot Program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Continuing its commitment to underserved youth in the North Bay, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) has launched a new pilot program of its arts-integrated classroom learning initiative, Artists in the Schools, which has been a key component of The Center's Education Through the Arts programs for more than 14 years.  With Artists in the Schools: Music Matters, The Center is seeking to make a deeper impact on participating students by providing focused instruction over a longer period of time, and applying those new skills to core subjects in the classroom. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - JERSEY BOYS Frankie Valli Featured on Next Episode of SPEAKEASY
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Below, BWW exclusively premieres a clip for the next episode of SPEAKEASY featuring Frankie Valli and Paul Shaffer.  (more...)

Rose Leslie Joins the Cast of CBS All Access GOOD WIFE Spin-Off as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Rose Leslie, star of 'Game of Thrones,' has joined the cast of the new edition of THE GOOD WIFE on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. (more...)

Holly Robinson Peete to Give Keynote at Oakland University's 2017 Keeper of the Dream Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

For its 25th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University will welcome actress, author and talk show host Holly Robinson Peete to campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.  (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus celebrates its 25th anniversary during the 2016-17 season. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series, in which Harvey will celebrate his return to the famed theater, where he launched his own career, and where he'll be joined by some of the biggest stars in comedy and music. The star-studded special will air Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. An additional one-hour special, also hosted by Harvey, will air in early 2017. (more...)

Lyrics Hammersmith Announces Full Cast for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

Dessoff Choir Kicks Off 92nd Season With Malcolm J. Merriweather As New Musical Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Hailed as 'one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its 'full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),' The Dessoff Choirs, with soloists and orchestra, opens its 92nd season at Alice Tully Hall. For one night only, Dessoff presents We Remember including Mozart's Requiem and contemporary choral works reflecting on the lives of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and paying tribute to composer Steven Stucky, a champion of new music. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with an exciting stage adaptation of the all-time classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Patti Colombo, THE WIZARD OF OZ begins previews on November 8th, opens on November 16th and runs through January 8th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Opera San José Presents Rossini's Hilarious Comedy THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Barber of Seville is one of the most sparkling, effervescent comedies ever created and Opera San Jose is pleased to observe the 200th anniversary of this richly entertaining comedy by making it our second production of the 2016-17 season. This joke-a-minute masterpiece spread across the world like wildfire from its 1816 premiere, and it remains among one of the most popular works for the stage today. Charged with vocal fireworks, Rossini's Barber of Seville received 989 performances in 227 productions at 154 cities across the globe in the past two years alone. It made Rossini world famous and has become the most popular comic opera of all time. (more...)

Cast, Creatives, Venues Announced for Globe for All's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All returns November 1 - November 20, in its third year on the annual roster, with Shakespeare's searing comedy Measure for Measure. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company Dials Up Thriller DIAL M FOR MURDER at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

North Bay Company (NBSC), kicks off its 2016-17 season with Frederick Knott's murder mystery masterpiece, Dial 'M' for Murder. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home in the East Auditorium at LBC, running Oct 21-Nov 6, 2016. John Faulkner directs the production, Dial 'M' for Murder and is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Cast includes: Michael Walraven, Jesse Bell, Tom McIntyre, Paul Menconi, and Jeffrey Schmidt. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre to Present Holiday Show JOY TO THE WORLD This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Transcendence Theatre Company-highly acclaimed in Sonoma County for their successful outdoor summer concert series, 'Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park'- will perform this winter at Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts with their annual holiday show Joy To The World. (more...)

American Music Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC's “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs).  ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 17 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously announced categories.  (See the full list of nominees below).  The “2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.    (more...)

Dessoff Choirs Opens 92nd Season at Alice Tully Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Hailed as "one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its "full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times)," The Dessoff Choirs, with soloists and orchestra, opens its 92nd season at Alice Tully Hall. For one night only, Dessoff presents We Remember including Mozart's Requiem and contemporary choral works reflecting on the lives of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and paying tribute to composer Steven Stucky, a champion of new music. (more...)

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