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Eagle Celebrates Successful Summer by Doubling Down On Programming!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

This summer, Eagle Theatre officially launched Eagle Theatre Conservatory, an educational program designed to provide theatre intensives for children and adults throughout the calendar year, instructed by elite industry professionals. (more...)

LPNSImprov Presents The HiLaRiouS MaD HaLLoWeeN Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Celebrating the second year of their smart, rowdy and hilarious monthly improv show; LPNSImprov with The MaD JaCKRaTS!takes the stage with LPNSImprov Presents: The MaD JaCKRaTS MAKIN' A MOVIE The HiLaRiouS MaD HaLLoWeeN SHOW on Sunday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Fools, Second Stage (6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood 90038) LPNSImprov is created and directed by Lauren Patrice Nadler and produced by Christina Orloff.Tickets are $12 online at and are $16 at the door. For more information about show go to . (more...)

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

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

American Dance Guild Festival to Honor Jean Erdman at 92Y This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The American Dance Guild Fall Performance Festival will return October 14-16 to the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC, in a weekend tribute to legendary modern dancer, choreographer and avant-garde theater director Jean Erdman in honor of her centenary. (more...)

YoungArts Awareness Day Kicks Off National YoungArts Foundation's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

On Tuesday, September 27th, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) kicked off its 2016-2017 season with the third annual YoungArts Awareness Day, promoting the arts as a viable and rewarding career path, and celebrating the outstanding achievements of artists across the nation, many of whom are YoungArts alumni. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato Leads Young Musicians In Weill Music Institute Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing for a third straight season of Master Classes onOctober 29-31, 2016, working with four young professional singers in public sessions that will reach viewers around the globe via Soprano Suzannah Waddington, mezzo-sopranos Sophia Hunt and Raphaella Medina, and tenor Hao Ting have been selected to participate, along with pianists Justina Lee andDjordje Nesic. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 12th season Love + War with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner August: Osage County. Tracy Letts' masterpiece will be directed by Benjamin T. Ismail and will feature Capital Stage favorites such as Janis Stevens, Jamie Jones and Amy Resnick. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Puts the Laughter in Manslaughter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present the Maine premiere ofMurder for Two, a new musical comedy by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair. Bari Newport, the company's producing artistic director, is directing the vaudevillian musical murder mystery, which will run from October 20 through November 6 at the historic Bangor Opera House. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Afterschool Programming For Teens Expands With Future Music Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the Future Music Project, a set of free afterschool and weekend programs that give New York City teens the opportunity to create, perform, and produce their own music. Launched as a pilot project during the 2015-2016 season, the Future Music Project aims to create an inspiring community of young musicians here in the city. (more...)

BIRNEY, RAPP & MATTHEWS Teach Ahead of the Class
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Freeman Studio, the Tribeca-based acting studio led by Scott Freeman, is offering three exciting Master Classes through October with three distinguished theatre luminaries.  These classes are open to non-Freeman Studio students. Reed Birney shares his insights on Monday October 10, 10am to 5pm; Adam Rapp leads the way on Sunday October 23, 1pm to 5pm, and Dakin Matthews delivers a Shakespeare Master Class for actors on Sunday October 30, 11am to 2pm. (more...)

Leighann Lord to Host Stand-Up Comedy Master Class at Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Comedian and author Leighann Lord will conduct a Master Class in standup comedy at the Apollo Theatre on Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30pm. This three- hour intensive workshop on stand-up comedy will cover creating and selecting material, delivery and stage presence. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

BWW Interview: Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 5, 2016

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) develops new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity. Emphasizing non-traditional casting, multi-ethnic participants, and bold theatricality, BCTR offers unique development opportunities for new plays and musicals that encourage dialogue among artists from a variety of cultures. (more...)

Photo Flash: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Leads Master Class at Broadway Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

On Sunday, October 2nd, Broadway Workshop presented a special, one-day musical theatre Master Class with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt. Scroll down for photos!  (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 13 Musical Events in November and December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 13 musical performances during November and December 2016. (more...)

Phantom Limb Company to Bring Eco-Fable to BAM with MEMORY RINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Inspired by the world's oldest living tree, Phantom Limb Company weaves an enchanting eco-fable through marionette-puppetry, dance, and original music with Memory Rings at BAM, Nov 17-20. (more...)

BWW Feature: Indonesian Dance Festival 2016 TUBUH SONIK
by Yuliani Supandji - Oct 25, 2016

Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) is back November 1-5 in five venues: Teater Jakarta, Graha Bhakti Budaya, Teater Kecil (Taman Ismail Marzuki) Teater Luwes (Jakarta Arts Institute) and Jakarta Art Building. In their 24th year, IDF will be filled with a wide variety of events from dance performances, film screenings, seminars and workshops. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Celebrates Philadelphia Theatre Community with 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

This evening, in a celebration attended by approximately 900 theatre artists, staff, critics, and friends, Theatre Philadelphia distributed 27 awards at the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, including the first-ever Victory Foundation Award for Outstanding Theatre Education Program. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Perform at The Kimmel Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's (PYO) gifted young musicians present their first concert this season in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center conducted by PYO President and Music Director Louis Scaglione. (more...)

Date Change Announced for Adam Pascal Concert at PRiMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

PRiMA Theatre is pleased to welcome guest artist Adam Pascal to Lancaster for a solo concert. Pascal is known as Broadway's most famous rock tenor, and the talent behind leading Broadway roles in Rent, Aida, Memphis, Cabaret, Chicago and Chess.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Hysterical GROUNDINGS HOOK-UP APP - A Serious Connectivity To Your Funny Bones
by Gil Kaan - Oct 24, 2016

Groundlings' latest laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show GROUNDINGS HOOK-UP APP  had their packed house in the palms of their hands laughing hard and reacting loudly to every possible twist, turn and diss. Jordan Black deftly directed his very talented cast of eight comedians extraordinaire at a lightning pace covering 14 skits in a little less than two hours. (more...)

Dmitry Rachmanov in Concert – Final 2016 5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series presents Dmitry Rachmanov in concert on Saturday, October 29 @ 5:00 PM, as the eleventh and final program of their 2016 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - Oct 21, 2016

When you think of Frankenstein, it's easy to default to a mad scientist cackling in his lab as he electrifies a boxy green guy with bolts in his neck. That's not what's happening right now at the Denver Center-it's so much better. (more...)

Theater Works Welcomes Jim Henson Award-Winning Puppeteer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Former Sesame Street Puppeteer and Jim Henson Award-winner David Stephens returns to Theater Works for a special performance and a Master Class. (more...)

Artists Announced for Bluebird North Concert at The Royal Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

On November 5, the Temerty Theatre at The Royal Conservatory of Music will once again be the setting for the popular Bluebird North series. (more...)

BWW Feature: Theatre UCF Shines While Blurring Line Between Academic & Professional Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

Between theme parks, professional theatres, and arts organizations, Central Florida is one of the most fertile grounds for theatre artists in the country. Whether it is at Disney, Universal, Orlando Shakespeare, Mad Cow, the Orlando Rep, or any of the other wonderful organizations in town, you can find many different types of exciting theatre year-round in the City Beautiful. However, despite all of the well-known options in Orlando, one of the best-kept secrets in the community is that when it comes to consistently high quality, cutting-edge professional theatre, some of the best is at our local universities. (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Announces NUTCRACKER Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In 2015, American Repertory Ballet added Nutcracker Master Classes at community organizations in Trenton, N.J. to its annual Nutcracker performance season. This year's classes will take place at Jefferson Elementary School (presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County) on November 16, The Conservatory Mansion on November 17, Urban Promise on November 21 and The Children's Home Society of New Jersey on November 28. Class times and location details can be found at the end of this article. (more...)

BWW Review: Consummate Entertainer Sidney Myer Delights in His Return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Alix Cohen - Oct 20, 2016

Twelve years after his last full show and a full 36 since he performed at the venerable Laurie Beechman Theatre, entertainer (and Don't Tell Mama booker) Sidney Myer commanded the stage as if he'd been there yesterday. I attended the second of three sold-out presentations marked as fundraisers for The Mabel Mercer Foundation, likely the only organization for which Sidney would take on such a project. The concerts are a 'thank you' to the art's standard bearer and its creator Donald Smith, who gave Sidney wide exposure and exceptional latitude at every Cabaret Convention from the third on, a tradition maintained today. (more...)

Congratulations! Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Welcome Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald turned to Twitter today to announce that she and husband, Tony nominee Will Swenson have welcomed Sally James McDonald-Swenson, born last night at 11:16pm. (more...)

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VIDEO: Tony-Award Winner James Monroe Iglehart Featured in NYFA Movie Musical
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Tony-Award winner, James Monroe Iglehart is featured in New York Film Academy movie musical and BWW has a first look below! (more...)

Southbank Centre Announces Winter Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest returns for the holiday season with a packed programme of festive fun and entertainment for all the family from performances including a new version of hit show BIANCO by UK's leading circus company NoFit State Circus, the Tony award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet and cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat's first ever work for children (and the young at heart) Duckie, to festive concerts, social dances, creative workshops, choirs and a weekend of events inspired by the theme of giving and charity. The 21 acre site is transformed into a winter landscape with a Nordic feel, designed by Hemingway Design, with a sky-high Norwegian tree, Nordic 'Gonks'- mythological Scandinavian creatures, hundreds of Christmas trees, walks of twinkling lights and the return of the bustling Winter Market.  Alternative treats are also on offer across the season including BUMP Rollerdisco and the return of the spectacular Vintage New Year's Eve Party. With the full programme on sale from today, Southbank Centre's Winter Festival programme is guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit this Christmas. (more...)

Michael Clark Company to Make Miami Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and the National YoungArts Foundation are proud to present ICA Performs: Michael Clark Company, the Miami debut of Great Britain's renowned dance company. Hailed as "British dance's true iconoclast," Clark and his distinctive choreography combine technical rigor and experimentation through interpretations of ballet, punk, Dada, pop and rock. In October 2016, Michael Clark Company began a month-long artist residency with ICA Miami on the YoungArts Campus that will culminate in five public presentations. The debut public performance will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm in the YoungArts Jewel Box. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leads Master Class in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Sunday, October 16th, Broadway Workshop presented a special, one-day musical theatre Master Class with the Tony Award-winning star of The Color Purple, Cynthia Erivo. BroadwayWorld has photos from the class below! (more...)

BWW Review: Sassy, Sexy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens the Season at Alley Theatre
by gary laird - Oct 17, 2016

It is a genuine pleasure to see such a capable cast going through their paces with verve and a certain aplomb. When an ensemble so obviously enjoy what they are doing, it connects instantly with the audience, and a full house roared and applauded throughout the performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's All-Star Cast Shines in NOISES OFF
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 17, 2016

There comes a moment in Act Two (or maybe it's Act One - on second thought, maybe it's the second Act One, although it could be the third…) of Michael Frayn's Noises Off, now onstage at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre, in which Martha Wilkinson comes onstage, hits her mark, cuts her eyes at another actor and with perfect timing reaches out to touch his arm, her expressive face showing every word the audience needs to hear, eliciting guffaws and applause as her reward. (more...)

BWW Review: Stageworks Theatre Presents Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
by Peter Nason - Oct 17, 2016

Zachary Hines, Matthew McGee & Ricky Cona are the Holy Trinity of Camp in this fun-fun-fun production. (more...)

Winning Local A Capella Group To Open For Vocalosity Performance at The Granada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The highly anticipated a capella performance, Vocalosity, hits the stage at The Granada Theatre onFriday, November 11, 2016, as part of the Granada Theatre Concert Series. From the artistic producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing Off,Vocalosity takes a cappella to a whole new level with a show stopping theatrical performance featuring 10 dynamic voices singing some of today's most popular hits. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Jeanine Tesori and Bartlett Sher to Lead Master Classes at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

New York City Center's new series of musical theater masterclasses, Front and Center: Learning from the Masters, provides a unique opportunity for audience members to observe distinguished artists working with emerging professionals. (more...)

The Studio on 35 Announces RENT Broadway Vocal Master Class Taught by Broadway Performer JC Gonzalez
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Studio on 35 announces a RENT Broadway Vocal Master Class taught by Broadway performer JC Gonzalez ("Angel" in Rent) onOctober 21st, 2016 at 21 Main Street (Rt. 35) Eatontown. Attendees and "Rent-heads" will get to experience world-class training from this Broadway performer, receive sheet music from the show, and participate in a Q&A session for $35. Anyone who attends will receive a discount on registration and current professional training programs available at The Studio On 35, which range from private Voice & Acting, Triple Threat Intensives, Acting for TV/Film and more. (more...)

Celebrating Joan: Hoff-Barthelson Music School Honors Former Executive Director Joan Behrens Bergman on the Occasion of Her Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The faculty of Hoff-Barthelson Music School will come together in a performance paying tribute to Joan Behrens Bergman's seventeen incredible years as the School's Executive Director on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 4:30 pm at the Westchester Reform Temple, 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, New York. Bergman retired as Executive Director at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Perform at Grand Opening of Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The national music treasure, award-winning Marilyn Maye, will grace the stage and delight audiences at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. for a Hollywood style Black Tie Gala Weekend. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's KYLE CARESS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2016

It's only October, but the 2016-17 school year is already off to a frenzied start for Belmont University's Kyle Caress, who this week gets a respite from the halls of academia to spend fall break in New York City with some of his musical theater classmates/comrades/friends, taking in some of the hottest shows on Broadway before returning to Nashville to put the finishing touches on the department's fall musical offering. (more...)

Faye Driscoll to Make BAM Debut with THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Faye Driscoll will make her BAM debut with the electrifying dance-play Thank You For Coming: Play, running Nov 16-19, 2016. (more...)

WAR HORSE's Topthorn Galloping to Atlanta's Worlds of Puppetry Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Get ready for a larger-than-life anniversary celebration! Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, the Center for Puppetry Arts will celebrate the first anniversary of its Worlds of Puppetry Museum with a weekend full of activities, including the opening weekend of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the premiere of the Center's newest iconic museum acquisition, Topthorn from the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of War Horse. (more...)

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee, Tom Kirdahy Announce Winners of Third Berwin Lee Playwrights Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy are pleased to announce the third winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. (more...)

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