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Golden Theatre (New York, NY)
252 West 45th St.

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Terrence McNally's play about Maria Callas takes audiences to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.


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by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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Bid For Dinner For Two With Tony/Emmy-Winner Tyne Daly, Support The Actors Fund
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers dinner with the great star of television's 'Cagney and Lacey' and Broadway's GYPSY. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Honor Memory of Gilda Barston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago is sad to report that longtime and much-loved cello faculty member Gilda Barston died June 25 after a long illness. She was 71 years old and lived in Evanston, Illinois. (more...)

World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminaries—Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant—July    6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown. (more...)

Will Davis and Shelbea Owen Represent ArtsBridge Foundation at the Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Buford High School graduate Will Davis and Marietta High School rising senior Shelbea Owen represented ArtsBridge Foundation last night in the 8th Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)/ JimmyTM Awards competition in New York City. The pair, who won the 2016 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards for leading actor and actress, performed on Broadway's Minskoff Theatre stage for a panel of judges made up of Broadway's finest actors, casting agents, and directors. (more...)

Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Returning to Curtis Institute of Music This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Now in its fourth year as an international event, The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), returns to the Curtis Institute of Music this summer for eight days in August. Twenty outstanding young pianists ranging from ages 12 to 24 selected from the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hungary, Belgium and Columbia will gather at Curtis to study one-on-one with five international concert masters; The PYPA Director Ching-Yun Hu, Charles Abramovic, Zhaoyi Dan, Douglas Humpherys and Alon Goldstein. Five highly talented alternate students will also be invited to attend as observers. The young pianists were invited based on a rigorous selection process that included submitting a written application and an audio recording for review.  (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare's intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6 and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Lesli Margherita & PJ Griffith to Lead A SCYTHE OF TIME at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME will be presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A Scythe of Time is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland).  It will begin performances on July 21 and will run through July 26, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

2016 Coltrane Day Music Festival to Celebrate Community & Music Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Huntington, NY - On Saturday, July 23rd 12 noon - 10:30 PM (Sunday, July 24th rain date), The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills in conjunction with the Town of Huntington Summer Arts Festival and the Huntington Arts Council will be staging an all-day, affordable, family-friendly festival of live music and music workshops in beautiful Heckscher Park, Huntington Village. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Award-winning star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz will bring An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, September 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

Sierra Boggess Will Not Star in SCHOOL OF ROCK in London; Next Up- PHANTOM In Paris!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

While Andrew Lloyd Webber prepares to bring his Tony-nominated musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK, to the West End, questions remain about who will star in the transfer. One thing has been confirmed, however- Sierra Boggess will not travel to London with the production. (more...)

2016 WOMEN AND WAR Festival to Open with SEVEN Documentary Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Just announced, the official launch night of the month-long WOMEN AND WAR festival will feature a one-off performance of SEVEN, a documentary play about seven ordinary women who became extraordinary activists, starring Rula Lenska, Miriam Margolyes and Josie Lawrence. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 20-26, Featuring Alexandra Silber, Laura Osnes, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 19, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Al(exandra) Silber's Casual Monday, The Broadway Princess Party feat. Laura Osnes, Barbara Cook, Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week, and Anything But Love the Musical in Concert. (more...)

Brett Schrier to Teach Broadway Playground Master Class in Milwaukee This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Direct from New York, Broadway Playground provides local opportunity on June 25 and 26 (June 13, 2016) - Broadway Playground is heading to the Milwaukee area to offer Musical Theatre Audition Workshop for local performers of all ages. Taught by Broadway Vocal Coach/Music Director, Brett Schrier, this one-day event teaches 'inside tricks' to standing out at singing auditions - whether it's your high school musical, entrance audition for college, or taking the next step in your professional career. (more...)

40th Anniversary of Heart's Debut Album 'Dreamboat Annie' Marked With Vinyl Reissue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

An often told true story of triumph against all odds in classic rock history, this year marks a remarkable four decades since the U.S. release of Heart's groundbreaking debut album, Dreamboat Annie (more...)

D.R.E.A.M RING Now Accepting Applications for Street Dance Competition in Partnership with Jacob's Pillow and Berkshire Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

 In partnership with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Berkshire Museum, D.R.E.A.M. RING is now accepting applications for the Friday, July 22 street dance competition at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: AN ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
by Misha Davenport - Jun 16, 2016

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M.A. Hill Releases WINDFORCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Author M.A. Hill tells the story of the ancient archetype of Tristan and Isolde, the lovers who must overcome natural forces, perils and obstructions in the battle against overwhelming odds. In a world of corrupt and devious manipulators, these men and women strive to vanquish the powers of evil. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now in rehearsal. Check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/7/16- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2016

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Class opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

Amanda Muggleton to Star in London Premiere of THE BOOK CLUB at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Andrew Kay & Associates Ltd in association with King's Head Theatre presents the London Premiere of The Book Club by Roger Hall, (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Meeting Eric Ulloa
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - Jul 7, 2016

On June 21st 2016, students of the UHSPAC were afforded a unique opportunity. For our hard work endured throughout our season, our director arranged a Master Class with Eric Ulloa. He is currently in "On Your Feet!" presented at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway. Eric is a member of the ensemble where he has the opportunity to entertain as a variety of characters. He's also an understudy for the lead role of Emilio Estefan.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - Curious Theatre Presents: 10 Plays Written By The Future In One Week 
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jul 5, 2016

10 playwrights. 10 plays. 5 days, give or take. 3 hour production in front of an audience of more than 100. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company to Host Fosse Dance Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which will be opening its summer season this week, is proud to announce that it will host a Master Class focusing on Fosse-style theatrical dance. The class will be taught by Lauren Gemelli, who comes directly to OSTC from the National Tour of Chicago. Ms. Gemelli will be portraying the role of Lola in OSTC's summer opener, Damn Yankees, which opens in previews on Wednesday, July 6. (more...)

Top 10- Celebrate Audra McDonald's Birthday With Our Favorite Performances!
by Nora Dominick - Jul 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald!! Today is six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald's birthday and to celebrate her special day BroadwayWorld has decided to round up some of our favorite Audra McDonald videos! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

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Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Speaks at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

On July 21st, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC were tearfully overjoyed by a surprise visit from Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry. Recently winning a Tony Award and Grammy for her role as Angelica Schuyler, Goldsberry spoke about the incredible journey that Hamilton has taken from workshopping a concept, to performing at The Public and moving to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, to earning 16 Tony nominations and winning a Pulitzer Prize. Goldsberry captivated the students of Broadway Artists Alliance during a lively Q&A where she offered generous advice. Scroll down for photos from her appearance! (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Names New Development Director - Kevin Gifford
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Gifford as the new Development Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.  A Philadelphia-based arts administrator and fundraising professional, Gifford has had a life-long passion for orchestral music, education, and performance. Prior to joining PYO, Kevin held development posts for various Philadelphia arts organizations including Opera Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Dancing Classrooms Philly, and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he assists multiple ensembles with production and event management including Tempesta Di Mare, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. (more...)

Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Brings Young Pianists to Philadelphia for Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Now in its fourth year as an international event, The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), returns to the Curtis Institute of Music this summer for eight days in August. Twenty outstanding young pianists ranging from ages 12 to 24 selected from the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hungary, Belgium and Columbia will gather at Curtis to study one-on-one with five international concert masters; The PYPA Director Ching-Yun Hu, Charles Abramovic, Zhaoyi Dan, Douglas Humpherys and Alon Goldstein. Five highly talented alternate students will also be invited to attend as observers. The young pianists were invited based on a rigorous selection process that included submitting a written application and an audio recording for review.  (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Tickets are also available for a series of special fall events surrounding these productions, including lectures, recitals, film screenings, brunches, backstage tours, and social events. Opera fans can also choose their seats for two spring productions at the Academy of Music: Rossini's Tancredi (February 2017), featuring star mezzo Stephanie Blythe's highly anticipated first appearance in the title role; and a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (April–May 2017). (more...)

Photo Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME is being presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A SCYTHE OF TIME is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It began performances last night, July 21, and will run through July 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, delighted the students of Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive program with a surprise visit this past Thursday! Benanti, who recently finished up a successful run of She Loves Me (2016 Tony Nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical), was as inciteful and entertaining off stage as she is on, during her Q&A with these aspiring young professionals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Registration Now Open for PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, the Largest Photo Expo and Learning Center in North America
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Brian Dennehy Conducts Master Class For Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is excited to announce that Brian Dennehy, one of America's foremost actors, acclaimed for interpreting complex characters on stage and screen, will be sharing his expertise in a Master Acting Class during this year's festival:  Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

Burt Reynolds Wraps Filming on DOG YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

Never one to rest on his laurels, Florida's favorite son, Burt Reynolds, spent the month of June in Knoxville, Tennessee, filming his latest movie. Dog Years, written and directed by Adam Rifkin, is the story of an aging former movie star who is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. Rifkin wrote the script especially for Reynolds and described the story by saying, "On the surface, Dog Years is a tale of faded fame, but at its core, it's a universal story about growing old." (more...)

Amy Hoerler to Appear in DOG YEARS with Burt Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

According to actor Amy Hoerler, being chosen to play a nurse in the new Burt Reynolds' movie, Dog Years, was "… the biggest thing I've ever done in my career." Dog Years, written and directed by Adam Rifkin, is the story of an aging former movie star who is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. Rifkin wrote the script especially for Reynolds and described the story by saying, "On the surface, Dog Years is a tale of faded fame, but at its core, it's a universal story about growing old." In the movie, Reynolds plays aging movie actor, Vic Edwards, who is invited to a Nashville film festival to accept a lifetime achievement award but event do not turn out as expected. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Discussion on August 24th at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome producers Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott for a discussion about the new off-Broadway sensation White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour will Skype into the conversation. The event, which is free to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:00PM.  (more...)

Shadowbox Academy to Offer Summer Boot Camp Showcase on August 5th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

The Shadowbox Academy's Summer Boot Camp is all set to start!  The students have auditioned, the instructors are preparing, and the Box Office is ready for your reservations for the Summer Boot Camp Showcase on August 5th at 7:30 PM at Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front Street! (more...)

See Bold Plays of O'Neill and Williams in THE BEST SMALL TOWN IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

At the four-day Festival, Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill,  the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Festival) offers a delightful theater and travel experience to discover Provincetown, rated one of 'the best small towns in America' for its beauty and culture.* (more...)

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson to Visit Shepherdstown as DGF Traveling Master
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Dead and Breathing, Dirt Rich, She Like Girls, This Is Not the Play, Sex on Sunday) leads writing workshops and a public Q&A as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program on July 27 at 4:00 PM at the Frank Center (260 University Drive Shepherdstown, WV 25443). (more...)

Vintage Theatre presents FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN CLAIRE DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lune' July 29- September 4 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; Monday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony Award Nominee and School of Rock's leading man, Alex Brightman, visited the students of Broadway Artists Alliance on Thursday, July 7th. Brightman spoke of how his career journey led to originating the role of Dewey Finn, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Stars of American Ballet Events Set for Summer 2016 at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has announced its August 2016 events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/1/2016 - It's Independence Day Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 1, 2016

This weekend's big news: It's the 4th of July this holiday weekend, and HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson is among the lineup for PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, plus WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles will perform on NBC's 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS! (more...)

Hubbard Street 2's MARIKO'S MAGICAL MIX Set for Jacob's Pillow This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Hubbard Street 2, the young second company of the world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, will present Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure for their Jacob's Pillow debut, in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 13-17. (more...)

Tyne Daly Joins Cast of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Tyne Daly has signed on to the cast of Jon Watts' SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING from Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. (more...)

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