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American Contemporary Music Ensemble in Three Shows at Big Ears
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

ACME, American Contemporary Music Ensemble, will perform three concerts at this year's Big Ears Festival, on March 23 and 24, 2017, celebrating their new album, Thrive on Routine, released in February on Sono Luminus, as well as collaborating with Icelandic composer and performer Johann Johannsson, Denmark's Theatre of Voices, and Blonde Redhead. (more...)

Showtime Releases Poster Art and Behind-the-Scenes Video for Limited Series Event GUERRILLA
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

SHOWTIME has released the poster art and new behind the scenes video for its highly anticipated six-part limited event series GUERRILLA, premiering on Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of MLK-Inspired Dance Performance, 'r-Evolution, Dream' by Alvin Ailey
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2017

Veteran Company member Hope Boykin has been inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create this large ensemble work that melds creative storytelling, new music by Ali Jackson (from Jazz at Lincoln Center), and historic and original writings recorded by Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (from Hamilton). (more...)

Joan Baez to Reissue Complete Gold Castle Masters as Special Edition Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Legendary artist and activist, Joan Baez, will reissue three previous recordings—originally released on Gold Castle Records—as a special edition three-CD box set with extensive liner notes and additional material on April 7. The 30 collective tracks contained on Recently (originally released July 1987), Diamonds and Rust in the Bullring (recorded live in Bilbao, Spain, 1988, released April 1989) and Speaking of Dreams (November 1989) hold their own as some of the greatest song selection sequences of Joan's entire discography. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Establishes Groundbreaking Resident Artist Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the country's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, is proud to announce that it is accepting submissions for its very first Resident Artist Company.  The nine-member troupe will receive a full-time salary with benefits.  Each member of the Resident Artist Company will be guaranteed four to five performance projects each year and participate in touring, teaching, new works development and arts administration. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival and Norfolk State University Present Kathleen Battle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

One of the most famous renowned operatic sopranos of the past century, five-time Grammy Award winner Kathleen Battle brings her critically acclaimed Underground Railroad performance to Norfolk State University's Wilder Center on March 26, as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

National Sawdust Presents MUSIC OF LISA BIELAWA Performed By American Contemporary Music Ensemble, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm, National Sawdust (80 N 6th St.) will present a concert of the music of composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa, performed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) with Bielawa as vocal soloist. (more...)

SARAH SINGS A LOVE STORY Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Crossroads Theatre Company's more than two-decade run at 7 Livingston Ave. comes to an end this month with the world premiere of Stephanie Berry's Sarah Sings a Love Story, a musical play that weaves the life and music of the great Sarah Vaughan through the enduring romance of two devoted fans. T (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, March 21, 2017! (more...)

Joe McElderry Releases New Single 'Gloria', Will Head Out on UK Tour This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Singing sensation Joe McElderry has been back in the studio recording his anticipated new album SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. The album will be released this July but fans will be able to pre-order on iTunes from Mother's Day. Joe will also release his new single Gloria in time for Mother's Day on 6th March with a special limited edition CD available to buy on Amazon as the perfect Mothers' Day gift. (more...)

Full Cast Set for North Bay Stage Company's Production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Miller's Tony Award-Winning Play Comes to Santa Rosa, opening March 17th. North Bay Stage Company's Production of Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge' at Luther Burbank Center, directed by Carl Hamilton opens March 17, 2017. Performances continue through April 2.??????? (more...)

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN': THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL is a Swinging Good Time at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 5, 2017

Syracuse Stage has almost turned into a 1940s jazz night club with Ain't Misbehavin,' a musical revue, named after the song of the same name by Fats Waller. The show features a book by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horowitz and musical adaptations and orchestrations by Luther Henderson. Directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris, the production easily transports the audience back to the Harlem Renaissance with its crazy good singers, skilled musicians, and, of course, swing dancing. It captures the mood of the era. (more...)

Chicago High School Students to Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Twenty Chicago high school students will once again compete in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.  Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St on Monday, March 6, 2017 at6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Fellowship for Performing Arts production of C.S. Lewis ONSTAGE: THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT has extended its run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) through May 21, 2017. Adapted for the stage by and starring award-winning actor Max McLean, THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT opened last night, Thursday, March 2, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and festivities below! (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Dance Troupe Bodytraffic Makes Santa Rosa Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC)welcomes the critically acclaimed dance company, BODYTRAFFIC, for one night only onTuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. Called "one of the most talked-about companies nationwide" by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC takes centerstage in Santa Rosa for the first time for an evening of fierce technique and style that has wowed audiences around the world. Tickets for BODYTRAFFIC including a pre-show discussion at 7 p.m.range in price from $15-$45 and are available now online at Lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

BWW Review: A New RAISIN IN THE SUN Is Set to Explode
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 23, 2017

Theatre Charlotte's vivid new staging of A RAISIN IN THE SUN reminds us that Lorraine Hansberry's drama was written to show us all the things, good and bad, that can happen to 'a dream deferred.' (more...)

David Byrne, Ronald K. Brown, Theater of War and More Set for BRIC OPEN FESTIVAL Next Month in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

BRIC, Brooklyn's leading provider of free cultural programs, has announced the inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival, which will activate spaces throughout BRIC Arts | Media House, BRIC's 40,000 sf. home in Downtown Brooklyn, the weekend of April 27 - 30. (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation to Salute Cissy Houston at Grand Opening of Gospel Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

In the tradition of excellence always associated with Vy Higginsen, The Mama Foundation for the Arts launches The Harlem Gospel Concert Series starring Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir from Harlem at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th Street starting April 15th and continuing the first three Saturdays in May (6th, 13th & 20th). (more...)

The Revival Announces April Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in April 2017. 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...)

FUN HOME, ECLIPSED and More Set for Southern Rep Theatre's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season, featuring FUN HOME by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel; MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon; AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams; ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan; and ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

MANN & WIFE Season Three Premieres All-New Episodes Back-to-Back on Bounce, 3/28
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

David Mann, Tamela Mann and company bring a new assortment of hysterical family situations and laughs in the third season of their hit Bounce comedy series MANN & WIFE. (more...)

Stunningly Staged Production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Runs Through 4/2 at Luther Burbank Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

'Audiences are raving about - A View from the Bridge,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for North Bay Stage Company and their production of Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge' at Luther Burbank Center running through April 2nd. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL Brings Music and Laughs to Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - Mar 20, 2017

It opens in a seedy disco and closes at a papal mass. In between, there's music, mayhem, and, just maybe, a little divine intervention. (more...)

Opera Grand Rapids Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On June 2, 1967, West Michigan audiences were given their first opera. 50 years and 128 operas later, Opera Grand Rapids returns to its beginnings with the same rousing, tuneful comedy. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Bring His Legendary Charm to Fabulous Fox Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Fox Concerts presents TONY BENNETT, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Kick Off with LISA LISA at Joe's Pub; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), presented by Creative Ammo Inc., is a renowned multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held annually during the spring at venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC. (more...)

Chickenshed Presents BLOWIN' IN THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????Protest, upheaval and discord - ultimately leading to hope, unity and shared optimism. (more...)

C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE: THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today that due to popular demand C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE: THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT has extended its run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) through May 21, 2017. Adapted for the stage by and starring award-winning actor Max McLean, THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT opens tonight, Thursday, March 2. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Most have announced details of the Orchestra's 2017-18 calendar.  The season will be the ensemble's 100th year of concerts and marks the launch of its Second Century.  2017-18 is also the 16th year of the Orchestra's acclaimed partnership with Franz Welser-Most.  (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

The Cole Foundation Announces Grant Winners for Intercultural Conversations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Cole Foundation is pleased to announce the latest grant winners for the Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) programme, initiated to encourage greater understanding of Montreal's cultural mosaic by having audiences enjoy professional plays that present stories and issues of cultural minorities on stage. Focusing on intercultural and multicultural conversation for their community initiatives, over the past eight years the Cole Foundation has cultivated and strengthened a canon of theatrical work incorporating these themes. A number of companies, both established and independent, have nurtured shows through the various funding opportunities: commissioning/creation grants, productions grants, and translation grants; sharing works among companies, showing others' histories on stage, enabling plays to be presented to new audiences and encouraging dialogue along the way. (more...)

WE Day Announces New York Line-Up Featuring Jordan Fisher, Rowan Blanchard, Darren Criss, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

WE Day, a series of inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world, announces the initial list of speakers, performers and presenters attending the first-ever WE Day event in the tri-state area, WE Day New York Welcome, on April 6, 2017 at Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

DIE STORY MEINES LEBENS - Deutschlandpremiere in Furth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

„Die Story meines Lebens' mit Thomas Borchert und Jerry Marwig feiert am 14. Oktober 2017 im Stadttheater Furth seine Deutsche Erstauffuhrung. (more...)

Amy Beth Kirsten & Mark DeChiazza's QUIXOTE to Premiere at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the world premiere of Quixote, from composer-librettist Amy Beth Kirsten and director-designer Mark DeChiazza, March 23-26. (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works along with Alvin Ailey's classic Revelations at NJPAC May 12-14. Tickets start at $25 for each performance. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Establishes Groundbreaking Resident Artist Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the country's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, is proud to announce that it is accepting submissions for its very first Resident Artist Company.  The nine-member troupe will receive a full-time salary with benefits.  Each member of the Resident Artist Company will be guaranteed four to five performance projects each year and participate in touring, teaching, new works development and arts administration. (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces April Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its lineup of April events. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Friday, March 17, 2017
by - Mar 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX on Friday, March 17, 2017! (more...)

TV Star Adam Savage and YouTube Sensation Michael Stevens Bring BRAIN CANDY LIVE! to Santa Rosa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Adam Savage, one of television's most loved personalities, joins forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube's biggest stars, at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.for Brain Candy Live! They're bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that's an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other. (more...)

BWW Review: OKC Broadway Dazzles With the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Ronn Burton - Mar 10, 2017

OKC Broadway presents the national tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL March 7th-12th, 2017 at the Civic Center Musical Hall. Staged by Schele Williams (associate director from the Broadway production, originally directed by Charles Randolph-Wright) MOTOWN delivers a buzzing, delightful evening of your favorite songs - and they've never been done better. The audience was up on their feet dancing by the end of the show, and throughout the evening could often be found waving their hands in the air and singing along (you can decide for yourself whether this is a good or bad thing.) If you're looking for a trip down memory lane, head down to the Civic Center and experience an effervescent evening of MOTOWN music. (more...)

Peterborough Players Announce 2017 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

With the success of their Inaugural Winter Season, 2017 has already been a special year for the Peterborough Players. But not known to rest on their laurels, the Players have announced a Summer Season that is sure to delight the thousands that attend their theatre each summer. And at the heart of the season is their first big musical in years. Familiar subscription packages and passes are being offered (and are on sale now) as the best options for the most savings and flexibility for experiencing the upcoming season. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

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