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BWW Review: Gold Dust Orphans Go Greek
by Nancy Grossman - May 9, 2017

GREECE is the word and the place where Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans take you for their latest musical extravaganza. It's 1950 B.C., the gods are gathered on Mt. Olympus, and the mean girls and toga-clad boys are returning to Olympia High School with a new student in their midst. Will Sandy steal the heart of heartthrob Danny, or can Pandora Spox lure him away, or will he remain loyal to his Titan buddies? Zeus, Venus, and Aphrodite may be pulling the strings and tossing thunderbolts, but true love is a formidable foe. Larry Coen directs a talented ensemble, blending GDO regulars and fresh faces, but, alas, no Rhoda the dog. (more...)

BWW Review: BEATSVILLE:THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - May 9, 2017

Sarasota's Asolo Rep and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Team For Beatsville The Beatnik Musical (more...)

Mountain Play presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and 50th Anniversary Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

 The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Wraps up its 2016-17 Season with a Fantastical Finale
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Performed in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on May 21st at 6:00 p.m., DON QUIXOTE'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES winds up the Ars Lyrica 2016/2017 season with a whimsical Baroque program inspired by the figure of the Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle Announces 2017 Winners - OSLO, THE BAND'S VISIT & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The awards include a cash prize of $2,500 for Best Play, made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Thursday, May 18. (more...)

BWW Review: KEIN PARDON, Leipzig
by Marcel Konrath - May 8, 2017

Basierend auf Hape Kerkelings Filmsatire 'Kein Pardon' feierte das Musical aus der Feder von Achim Hagemann und Thomas Zaufke mit einem Buch von Thomas Hermanns im November 2011 seine Welturauffuhrung in Dusseldorf. Damals schlupfte Allround Talent Dirk Bach in die Rolle des hessischen Fernsehen Moderators und Egomanen Heinz Wascher (mit a). Inszeniert wurde das Musical von Alex Balga. (more...)

Sharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties, Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White Way
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2017

This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would be returning to the boards in an unconventional new revival of Lillian Hellman's family drama, The Little Foxes. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Schedules Summer of Classic Films at Temple of Music & Art
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

With Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) mainstage 2016-17 season completed after the run of the world premiere of Holmes and Watson, ATC has decided to leave the Temple of Music & Art theater dark this summer because it's the best way to watch movies, particularly the classics. (more...)

Music Academy's 70th Anniversary Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

 The Music Academy of the West launches its 70th anniversary season on June 12. To celebrate this major milestone anniversary, the Festival will launch three important new initiatives - the Commissions and Premieres program, the Enterprise Awards program for alumni, and the Steinway Competition and tour - besides presenting the inaugural Evolution/Revolution Conference and the largest classical music event in the history of Santa Barbara, California, for which Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the final performance of his eight-year tenure with the orchestra. This year's four Mosher Guest Artists, Matthew Aucoin, David Daniels, Renee Fleming, and Stephen Hough, will take part in major Academy performances and share their expertise through masterclasses. Taking place from June 12 through August 5, 2017, the 70th Season Festival will comprise more than 200 masterclasses, recitals, performances, and events in Santa Barbara, many of which are free to the public. Festival events will feature the Summer School's 137 fellows, drawn from 22 states and eight countries, as well as nearly 70 faculty and guest artists. (more...)

Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

Edward Albee, Debbie Reynolds Among Theater Legends Honored by TonyAwards.com
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Each year, the Tony Awards release a list of names of friends and colleagues in the Broadway community who have left us during the past year. (more...)

UPDATE: Santino Fontana Tapped to Lead Development Reading for New Musical Comedy TOOTSIE Set for This June
by Caryn Robbins - May 24, 2017

BWW has learned that a development reading is planned for the new musical comedy TOOTSIE. Westfield Productions's Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman will present the invitation-only event on Thursday, June 8 at 2 PM at New 42 Studios. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (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...)

'SWINGING WITH SINATRA' to Benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation at UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

'Swinging with Sinatra, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack' event will take place at 8:00 p.m. on June 3, 2017 at Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065. All profits from the event will be donated to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation. (more...)

RIPCORD Comes to The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple, Ripcord is an uproarious new comedy by noted playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ripcord takes us to the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility where foul-tempered Abby has just learned that she has to share her sunny top-floor room with newcomer Marilyn. Loathe to share her space, Abby challenges Marilyn to a seemingly harmless bet where the loser abandons the sunny top-floor room. The events that follow take the women on a ridiculous journey that reveals not only the tenacity of these worthy opponents but also some secrets they would rather remain hidden. Ripcord brings us the fight of the century, and after all, wouldn't they know? (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Are Going Up For Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. It is the largestcollection to ever be offered at auction. Highlights include, a five piece Haunted Mansion gothic style costume, pictured left, and a four piece, Haunted Mansion, gothic style maid costume, each is estimated to sell for $900 - $1,500. Costumes from almost every Disney attraction are included like, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hall of Presidents, Tomorrowland, Animal Kingdom and they are each estimated to sell in the range of $100 - $800. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Eric Small Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eric Small, a noted yoga practitioner and advocate for its use in treating multiple sclerosis and other disorders, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. His three-year term began in April. (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Up For Auction
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. I (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has gone into rehearsals at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The show will open the theatre's summer season in June. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice… (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 22: Everything's Coming Up Patti!
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Drama Critics' Circle Honors OSLO and THE BAND'S VISIT
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

Just yesterday, the New York Drama Critics' Circle gathered to honor their 2017 award winners at Feinstein's/54 Below- Best Play: Oslo and Best Musical: The Band's Visit. The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500.  The prize is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

Just yesterday, the New York Drama Critics' Circle gathered to honor their 2017 award winners at Feinstein's/54 Below- Best Play: Oslo and Best Musical: The Band's Visit. The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500. The prize is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. (more...)

Catherine Zeta Jones to Star in New Lifetime Movie COCAINE GODMOTHER
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Lifetime has greenlit the original movie, COCAINE GODMOTHER, starring Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko presents An Evening with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to welcome 7-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. for three performances only-Thursday, August 17 (8 p.m.); Friday, August 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 19 (7 p.m.). The original lead singers of the internationally-renowned vocal group The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis will perform a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have encompassed their multifaceted 45-plus year careers, including various flavors of R&B, gospel, jazz, blues and pop. Tickets for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. range in price from $65 - $105 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

William Daniels to Chat, Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome celebrated actor of stage and screen, William Daniels (1776, Boy Meets World, St. Elsewhere) for a discussion to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, There I Go Again. Daniels will sit down with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland for an intimate conversation about his life on stage and off.  (more...)

SHAKESPEARE'S GHOSTBUSTERS to Get Toronto Fringe Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

If spirits be the problem that troubles thee most, Whom wilt thou call? The busters of ghosts! (more...)

Legendary Sports Icons to Be Celebrated at Julien's Auctions
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced three auctions over two days in June that will celebrate the world's greatest athletes in sports history. Football Legends Featuring the Collection of Bernhard L. Lacroix, Sports Legends and Formula One Legends will highlight the two day auction to take place at the Mall Galleries in London on Friday, June 9, 2017 and Saturday, June 10, 2017. (more...)

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Joins Geffen Playhouse's 2017-18 Season; Directors Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the addition of Glen Berger's critically acclaimed play Underneath the Lintel, completing its 2017/2018 season lineup. (more...)

Bar of the Week: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool Retro Vibe
by Marina Kennedy - May 16, 2017

Are you looking for a different type of spot on the Upper East Side? If so, gather your group. Fun, food and drink and entertainment is happening at Ethyl's Alcohol and Food, the lively, retro-style bar that brings a 1970's scene to life. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Slates Upcoming European Festivals Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced the details of an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe led by Music Director Louis Langree over three weeks in August and September. (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...)

ONE NATION, INDETERMINABLE Premieres 6/10 at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Poets' Theatre and The Suffolk University Theatre Department will present a day of new play readings on Saturday, June 10th at Suffolk's Modern Theatre. Playwrights include American Repertory Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Robert Brustein; National Book Award author James Carroll; Suffolk Professor of Theatre Wesley Savick; and Suffolk alumni Theo Goodell and Nick Wilson. Savick is Artistic Director of the program. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Storm Large & Le Bonheur Bring Songs of Seduction & Obsession to The Schimmel Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 13, 2017

Storm:  Dictionary:  'have great and rapid success in a particular place or with a particular group of people': example: Storm Large took  Pace Universitie's Schimmel Center audience by Storm last night and BroadwayWorld was there.    Using her intoxicating, powerful, beautiful voice, musicianship, and acting ability, she is able to deconstruct some Great American Songbook Standards in a way that unlocks another world of interpretation.  Combined with Storm's breathtaking beauty and complete control of her physicality her performance is as electrifying as it gets.  In fact looking around at the audience folks seemed to be looking at each other and silently saying, 'do you believe how good this is'?  Put Lady Gaga, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Donna Summers, Lauren Bacall and some others in a a cloud and thundering down comes Storm Large. (more...)

Robert W. Weinman Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Robert W. Weinman, a retired physicist and prominent supporter of performing arts organizations and cultural institutions regionally and beyond, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. His three-year term began in April.  (more...)

Bootleg Theater Announces Final Schedule for HOPE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEART will preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run through Saturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.   (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond and More Sign on for THE MEETING*'s Final Shows at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will conclude its acclaimed eight year run this Sunday, May 14 with two performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Justin Sayre's THE MEETING* to Livestream Final Shows from Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will conclude its acclaimed eight year run this Sunday, May 14 with two performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Marilyn Manson Sets Out to Kill in New Trailer for LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2017

Marilyn Manson brings us to the edge of our seats in the latest trailer release for Corey Asraf and John Swab's feature-length debut, LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR. (more...)

Richard Shelton to Bring SINATRA AND ME to the Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

From LA, 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' for portraying Frank Sinatra in West End's 'Rat Pack Confidential', and critically acclaimed singer, Richard Shelton presents 'SINATRA AND ME' on Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th June 2017 at Crazy Coqs, Live at Brasserie Zedel, London W1. (more...)

Maltby & Shire's New Musical Adaptation of THE COUNTRY WIFE Gets Reading at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.  (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Friday, May 12, 2017
by - May 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Friday, May 12, 2017! (more...)

U.S. Pavilion Opens With Mark Bradford's Tomorrow Is Another Day
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Tomorrow  Is Another Day, featuring new work by Mark Bradford, is presented by the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition. (more...)

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