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Portland Based NW Dance Project Makes Its Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Known for its "cutting-edge contemporary work" (Jason Vondersmith, The Portland Tribune), NW Dance Project makes its Jacob's Pillow debut, June 28-July 2 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Based in Portland, Oregon and led by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet principal dancer Sarah Slipper, the company is composed of a cast of classically-trained, versatile contemporary dancers. The program includes works by a range of accomplished choreographers and rising talents: Post-Traumatic-Monster by Felix Landerer, choreographer in residence for Scapino Ballet in the Netherlands; At Some Hour You Return by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Ji?i Pokorný; Le Fil Rouge by 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest winner and NW Dance Project resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem; and MemoryHouse by Artistic Director Sarah Slipper. (more...)

BWW Review: 4000 MILES at Shakespeare & Company: Definitely Worth the Trip
by Nancy Grossman - May 30, 2017

Amy Herzog's 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist and 2012 Obie Award-winner for Best New Play opens the 40th Anniversary Season in Lenox under new Artistic Director Allyn Burrows. Annette Miller gives an incredible performance as the widowed nonagenarian Vera Joseph who is visited by her 21-year-old, untethered grandson Leo in her West Village apartment. These two outsiders engage in a series of battles, only to discover how much they have in common. Under the direction of Nicole Ricciardi, 4000 MILES is a delight from coast to coast. (more...)

Broadway Guest Artists Announced for Musical Theatre Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actors and teaching artists Douglas Lyons and Jason Gotay visit the Playhouse as guest teaching artists for the Musical Theatre Preparatory Program.  (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Launch 29th Annual International Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's (Verismo Opera) 29th Annual International Vocal Competition. (more...)

Ina Garten Launches BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO on Food Network 5/28
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

In BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO, Ina will help viewers bring their cooking to the next level, by sharing foolproof recipes and tips for delicious food made easy. (more...)

The Story Pirates to Host 2017 Benefit Shows at Crossroads School
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Story Pirates, a national arts integration education organization, announces its annual The Story Pirates Benefit Shows on Saturday, June 10th 2017 at Crossroads School (1714 21st St. Santa Monica). The two performances will begin at 12:00pm and 3:00pm respectively, and a reception for all attendees will occur from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Inside Broadway to Honor Kate Burton and Ramin Karimloo with 2017 Broadway Beacon Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Celebrating its landmark 35th anniversary season, on Monday, June 12 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony and Emmy Award nominated actress Kate Burton (currently starring in the Tony Award nominated revival of Present Laughter) and Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo (currently starring in the Tony Award Nominated musical Anastasia), as well as Tino Gagliardi, president of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians, the largest union of professional musicians in the world. (more...)

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 2017 Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) - one of this country's premiere summer training programs for young musicians - announces its 2017 programs and events today. (more...)

Vanessa Racci Releases Debut Album 'Italiana Fresca'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017

It is a classic East meets West tale and one that many count as their favorite musical, but when THE KING AND I, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Bushnell in Hartford, audiences will have the chance to experience this story in a whole new way. This production, based on the critically acclaimed version produced at New York's Lincoln Center, will take the Bushnell stage in Hartford May 30 - June 4. Playing Prince Chulalongkorn, the eldest son and heir to the throne, will be Anthony Chan. I had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony and learning about his experience with this beautiful classic. (more...)

Scottish Festival and Highland Games to Return to Benefit CHICAGO SCOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS, is back for the 31st year to provide entertainment and Scottish culture with a modern twist with their annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

The Havana Lyceum Orchestra to Launch East Coast Tour with Simone Dinnerstein
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Havana Lyceum Orchestra have arrived in the U.S. just ahead of the East Coast Tour they'll embark on with pianist Simone Dinnerstein in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Mozart in Havana (Sony Classical, 2017). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017


Pilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Celebrating the power of Jacob's Pillow's natural setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the Pillow's iconic outdoor Inside/Out performance space, set against the Berkshire hills. The program featuring the world premiere and On the Nature of Things will kick off the Festival's 2017 free Inside/Out performance series with an extended three-day run, June 21-23. (more...)

Photo Flash: R.Evolucion Latina Artist Training Program Rounds Out 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

R.Evolución Latina (RL) has concluded the 10th year of its Beyond Workshop Series (BWS), Artist training program. Staying connected with the current social and political climate the program developed voices of artists that have something to say and are using art to make a change. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

“A prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design” (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob's Pillow for the ensemble's first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang's Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang's Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: Michaels Urie and McGrath are Comic Dynamos in THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
by Michael Dale - Jun 5, 2017

Though Anton Chekhov popularized the notion that there's nothing sadder than a Russian comedy, playgoers seeking a few more yuks than can be found in a night at THE CHERRY ORCHARD can look to one of The Good Doctor's countrymen, Nikolai Gogol, whose rip-roaring classic The Government Inspector is granted a gloriously silly mounting by Red Bull Theater. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents TIRELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Astonishing tap artists from across the U.S. and abroad come together in a Jacob's Pillow-exclusive program curated and introduced by the "tireless ambassador of tap" Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Jim Gaffigan, Kevin James, Lisa Lampanelli and More Set for Week of Comedy in Jamestown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled 'Comedy and the Human Condition,' July 31 - August 6. (more...)

SAE Institute Chicago to Host Its Third IMSTA FESTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017


Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo to Perform at 17th New York Guitar Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The celebrated Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will perform at the 17th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes on Tuesday, June 27. The Duo will be joined by Rene Izquierdo and Duo Cantabile in a concert and conversation honoring Cuban guitarist and Maestro Elias Barreiro. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Hosts Weeklong Intensive with NYC Youth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Last week, Broadway Dreams hosted a star-studded musical theatre Master Class and summer intensive.  The annual weeklong intensive welcomed aspiring young performers from throughout New York to embark on a rigorous week of Broadway-caliber training -focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance - learning from the brightest and best industry professionals.  (more...)

Kravis Center, American Ballet Theatre, and Boys & Girls Club Partner for Project Plié
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Curriculum Certified faculty member, Michele Zehner, from the Florida School for Dance Education, guided West Palm Beach area children through a fun activity-based movement class designed to introduce them to the art form of classical ballet. (more...)

AMC Announces 'LOADED' Premiere Date and First Look Trailer
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

AMC announced today that their newest series “Loaded” will premiere on Monday, July 17th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT following an all new episode of “Preacher.” The network also released a first look trailer at the eight-episode original which sets the stage for the story of four tech entrepreneurs and childhood friends who, on the heels of selling their gaming company, become multi-millionaires and are forced to deal with the pitfalls that come with being an overnight success. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLD THESE TRUTHS - An Exquisite Master Class in Story-Telling
by Gil Kaan - Jun 19, 2017

The expert artistry of words, direction, acting and tech marvelously converge into the current Pasadena Playhouse production of HOLD THESE TRUTHS. Ryun Yu, alone on stage, stunningly and authentically pulls off Jeanne Sakata's detailed depiction of American-born Japanese Gordon Hirabayashi's real-life incidents of standing up against the Executive Order 9066 of being sent to an internment camp in wartime 1942. (more...)

Marcus Center-Arts Connect Camp with BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Milwaukee Public Schools continue to partner for the Center's performing arts outreach program - Arts Connect.  The Center is thrilled to announce this program is continuing to grow with its third Summer Arts Camp during the run of the Broadway show, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, this week. This opportunity is free of cost and includes students from MPS' Riverside University High School, Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School and Milwaukee High School of the Arts who have a strong interest in the performing arts. (more...)

Third Annual Coltrane Day Music Festival Set for 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On Saturday, July 22rd 2:00PM - 10:30 PM, 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...)

BWW Review: Mesmerizing HOW TO BE A RESPECTABLE JUNKIE in World Premiere at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Jun 18, 2017

Newspapers and television are filled with stories of drug overdoses, excessive prescriptions for opioids, and dependency on drugs due to PTSD, pain and depression. Obituaries note an increasing number of young people dying because of overdosing. Hands are wrung, mea culpas chanted, and social service centers pontificate, but the siege continues. (more...)

Swarthmore College Department of Music Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College announces a new performance series that will bring prominent guest artists to campus to collaborate with students in the Department of Music and Dance.  The inaugural year of the "Featured Artist Series" presents performances and collaborations with Janis Siegel, David Kim, the Jasper String Quartet, and an Indian music ensemble featuring tabla player Samir Chatterjee. (more...)

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly to Star in Dorset Theatre Festival's DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Tales of Modern Motherhood: This Sh*t Just Got Real, written and directed by Pam Levin, is a brutally funny comedy about the uncertainties of becoming a parent, the FEAR of being a parent, and the reservations of why she didn't just settle for a dog. (more...)

The Space Launches IMPROV INTERNATIONAL- A Tour-de-Force Workshop Beginning this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Forget about rehearsals and no need to memorize a script, Vegas' premiere performance haven The Space introduces Improv International, a full-force workshop designed for everyone to learn the importance of thinking on their feet. Tailored not just for actors and performers but women and men from all walks of life, Improv International welcomes everyone to participate in this unique and life-changing workshop. Students will delve into the dynamics of improvisation such as ad-libbing, quick thinking, acting techniques, and characterizing actions to master and improve these practices both onstage and off. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana Bean
by West of Broadway - Jun 14, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott speak with the amazing Shoshana Bean. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in WICKED. Most recently she appeared as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL and in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical BEACHES as CeeCee Bloom, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical. (more...)

Music Teacher Dimitri Kauriga Receives Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2017 Ovation Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Music teacher Dimitri Kauriga, of Southampton, PA who taught more than 30 years at Philadelphia High School for Girls, had many supporters in the audience when he was named as the grand prize winner in the Fourth Annual Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) Ovation Award in a surprise presentation. (more...)

Utah Symphony's 14th Annual DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL Kicks Off with Patriotic Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM, the 14th annual Deer Valley Music Festival opens with guest conductor Jerry Steichen leading Broadway star Lisa Vroman and the Utah Symphony for a special red, white, and blue celebration at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets start at $36 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18), and can be purchased at (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line. Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, 'Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Award Winner William Finn's Students Create Future Broadway Winning Songs
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 11, 2017

Tin Pan Alley on 28th street in Manhattan was where many songs were composed in the early 20th century.  Young composers like George Gershwin wrote many of the tunes we are still singing today.  Now, a lot of the creative music and lyrics are coming out of William Finn's Master Class at The NYU Tisch Graduate Program in Musical Theatre Writing.  Instead of these young songwriters displaying there work on the cheap upright pianos that gave Tin Pan Alley it's name, Mr. Finn who is also the Artistic Head of the Musical Theatre Lab at Barrington Stage Company  puts on a show on Barrington's Main Stage in PIttsfield Massachusetts. (more...)

LILLIAN HELLMAN'S THE LITTLE FOXES's Jane Greenwood Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Jane Greenwood has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for LILLIAN HELLMAN'S THE LITTLE FOXES. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Cast of NOISES OFF at Everyman Theatre Chat About Comedy, Acting and Sardines
by Kristen Price - Jun 10, 2017

Everyone in the theater community of Baltimore seems to be talking about the mad-cap, truly hilarious production of NOISES OFF happening at Everyman Theatre this month. After reading a few glowing reviews, I was finally lucky enough to see it this week. And honestly, I'm not sure the reviews did the show justice. It was spectacular! The time and energy that I'm sure it took the actors to learn and master the choreography alone truly showed in their performances. The entire production was a Master Class in farce, and I'm not sure I've ever laughed so much in a theater before. (more...)

The Kenneth Brian Band Release 'With Lions' at Malibu Guitar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

The Kenneth Brian Band is gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album, With Lions. This LP, heavily influenced by musicians they have played with over the last few years, delivers a mega-dose of modern Southern Rock and Americana with slide blues guitar. (more...)

Southern California's Premiere Music Festival By The Sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, Kicks Off 3rd Annual Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Southern California's premiere music festival by the sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, kicks-off its 3rd Annual event May 18 - May 21, featuring headliner Mick Fleetwood Blues Band; Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler; Tommy Emmanuel and Hunter Hayes topping the bill on Main Festival Day Saturday May 20 at Malibu Village, presented by D 'Angelico Guitars. Early Bird tickets are currently available. Kids12 years old and under get in free. Purchase tickets here: (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Sensory-Friendly Performance of MUSIC OF FLIGHT AND FANTASY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra third sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Music of Flight and Fantasy,” Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall! (more...)

2018 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class Accepting Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The JUNO Awards and Slaight Music today announced that submissions are now open to Canada's rising musical talent for the third annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company presents THE TOXIC AVENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.    (more...)

AN EVENING WITH CHRIS THILE Slated for Swarthmore College This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College presents a solo performance by multi-Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. The performance will be on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 PM in the intimate 450-seat Lang Concert Hall on the Swarthmore College campus.   (more...)

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