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Metropolitan Playhouse Presents Annual EAST SIDE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

OBIE Award-winning theater company Metropolitan Playhouse will present its annual EAST SIDE STORIES, a three-week celebration of the life and lore of the East Village featuring four new plays and six new solo performances. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students To Participate in 2017 NYO-USA at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Each summer, the country's most gifted young musicians are chosen by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA) of America. This year, seven Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) students have been selected to participate in the prestigious 2017 NYO-USA. The PYO students who have been chosen from PA are: Fiyi Adebekun, violin, of Lansdale, Allyson Cohen, violin, of Narberth, Isabella Egawa, violin, of Bala Cynwyd, Johnny May, violin, of Penn Valley and Joy Zhao, cello, of Chalfont. The student from DE is Conor McAvinue, violin, of Wilmington, and the student from NJ is Daniel Kim, clarinet, of Skillman. (more...)

LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA, la mayor apertura de 2017 en España
by Felipe Velasco - Mar 21, 2017

La nueva version de LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA de Disney ha recaudado 5,6 millones de euros de viernes a domingo, lo que supone un 56% de la taquilla total. Hasta hoy dia 21 de marzo lleva acumulados 6,2 millones de euros y se acerca al millon de espectadores.  (more...)

Custom Made Stages New Play Development Winner, Skudlarek's YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING Opens 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

You'll Not Feel The Drowning, written by Marissa Skudlarek  and  directed by Gabriel A. Ross, is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with the EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)

Postmodern Take on LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD to Kick Off Spring at Asheville Creative Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre announces the first mainstage of its spring season, THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW, a postmodern take on the classic tale written by Russell Davis and co-directed by ACA co-founder Abby Felder and resident company member, Katie Jones. (more...)

Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Leaders in the arts and civic communities packed The Galleria for what became a sizzling evening celebrating one of the nation's most innovative and entertaining arts organizations at Smuin's Annual Gala. Co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume, and Athena and John Konstin hosted the sparkling event, starring the Smuin dancers. The festive evening included a cocktail reception on the center's terrace, after which guests were seated on the main floor for a delectable dinner catered by McCall's with wines by Grgich Hills Estate. The Smuin dancers hit the stage, performing dazzling works created by Val Caniparoli and Michael Smuin that brought down the house. Held Sunday, March 19 at The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center, the Gala raised more than $455,000, setting a new record for funds raised in support of Smuin's spectacular programming. (more...)

Sybil Haydel Morial Presents Author Talk at African Burial Ground National Monument
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Join African Burial Ground National Monument for an author talk with Sybil Haydel Morial on her memoir Witness To Change: From Jim Crow To Political Empowerment. Morial is an educator, activist, and community leader in New Orleans, Louisiana. The wife of the first African American Mayor of New Orleans, Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, Sybil spent her career in the education field, first as a public school teacher and later as an administrator at Xavier University in New Orleans. (more...)

Logan Sandler's LIVE CARGO Opens In New York and LA 3/31
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Based on writer-director Logan Sandler's own experience growing up in and around the Bahamas, Live Cargo is a powerful meditation on love, loss and healing in a post-colonial world. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close this June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

 Producers of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS have announced that the long runningmusical will close on June 4, 2017   - in its the 57th year. The production originally opened in 1960. (more...)

Tom Gleadow and Brandon Whitehead to Star in INHERIT THE WIND at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's Tony Award-winning play, Inherit the Wind, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 29 - April 16. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Celebrates 17th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

'Oh, it's very pretty, isn't it! We're going to have fun,' Truman Capote said as he walked into his Black & White Ball on November 28, 1966, according to The New York Times. He might have said the same thing on March 11, had he walked into the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion for Palm Beach Dramaworks  (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal celebrates winning Best Small Business at Liverpool Lifestyle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

It's shaping up to be another fantastic year at St Helens Theatre Royal as the entertainment venue took home the Best Small Business Award at Liverpool Lifestyle Awards 2017 on Saturday 18th March! (more...)

Coney Island USA Celebrates 35 Years of The Mermaid Parade
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Coney Island USA will present our Annual Spring Gala on Saturday evening, March 25, 2017. Our Coral Jubilee is a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Mermaid Parade and the 100th anniversary of our landmark building!  (more...)

Brooklyn Center For Performing Arts Presents Return Of STEP AFRIKA!, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of Step Afrika! on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: APB on FOX - Monday, March 20, 2017
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Get all the scoop on APB, airing on FOX on Monday, March 20, 2017! (more...)


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Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

PINKALICIOUS, CINDERELLA, and More Lead John W Engeman Youth Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin J. O'Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) announces its 2017-2018 Youth Theater Season, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. (more...)

The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan Kicks Off at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the first opening of the Rolling World Premiere of Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan. The latest play from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright will Roll, with the support of Paul Prokop, through Core Members Fountain Theatre (Los Angeles, CA; March 18-May 21, 2017), Curious Theatre Company (Denver, CO; April 4-19, 2017), and Borderlands Theater (Tucson, AZ; September 20-October 18), as well as Associate Members Forum Theatre (Washington, DC; April 27-May 27, 2017) and City Theatre (Miami, FL; September 20-October 8, 2017). (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre & Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Present ROAD TO HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce ROAD TO HOPE at OUTHWAITE COMMUNITY HOMES, a free performing arts event celebrating hope, honoring Cleveland's leadership role in areas of social justice and equity, addressing modern day struggles for freedom and justice, and rejoicing in Outhwaite Homes' historical community center and its resident services - a prelude to Cleveland Public Theatre's fourth annual Station Hope celebration on April 29 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site. (more...)

Chengdu's Construction of National Central City, Openness Becomes Keyword
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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Plays for and by Young People Slated for National Theatre Connections Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Young members of Sheffield People's Theatre take part in a national celebration of theatre when they join local schools and youth theatre groups performing new plays from emerging playwrights as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2017 at the Crucible Studio Theatre Monday 27 March - Saturday 1 April. (more...)

Bryan Terrell Clark and June Ambrose Emcee HELP USA Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

HELP USA, a national homeless services non-profit with a large focus on serving survivors of domestic violence, honored Vice President Joe Biden and four other civic leaders at the organization's annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Thursday. This year, HELP USA awarded 30 scholarships in honor of the organization's 30th anniversary. (more...)

NBC'S Sunday Police Drama SHADES OF BLUE Receives Greenlight Third Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

“Shades of Blue,” NBC's gritty drama starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta about corruption in the NYPD and the ramifications that ensue, has been renewed for a third season. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, April 4, 2017! (more...)

Pace University to Host 5th Annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The fifth anniversary of Pace University's annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film is Thursday, March 23. The festival will be held from 4 pm to 9 pm in the Aniello Bianco Room at One Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan. (more...)

Mayor's Office Of Media And Entertainment Announces Americanah As Winner Of Inaugural 'One Book, One New York' Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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New Public Sculpture Honors LGBTQ Champions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The City of North Miami unveiled a new sculpture installation this past Saturday, March 4th, that was commissioned by the municipality to "Celebrate the legacy of Miami-Dade County's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer champions and the historic milestones of the LGBTQ community," said Scott Galvin, the Councilman for the City of North Miami who spearheaded this project. (more...)

Wilmington Municipal Services District Designated as AT&T Fiber Ready
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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HAMILTON's Education Program to Kick Off Next Week in the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The innovative educational program that launched last year at Hamilton on Broadway will debut in San Francisco on March 22 when 2,200 students and teachers from 18 area Public Schools attend the matinee performance of the musical at SHN Orpheum Theater at 1192 Market Street at 8th Street. (more...)

Ant Hall Set to Officially Open with THE DETROIT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

It has taken more than a year of planning, fundraising and construction to transform the former BHA Hall on Caniff in Hamtramck into Ant Hall. Now, Planet Ant is proud to announce the official ribbon-cutting of Ant Hall and premiere of the venue's first Planet Ant Production, The Detroit Musical, Friday, March 24.  A complete schedule follows this release. (more...)

Trump to Cut PBS Funding & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Dance for PD Celebrates 15th Anniversary for People With Parkinson's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Dance for PD®, celebrating its 15th anniversary next year, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and care partners in six locations around New York City and through our network of affiliates in more than 100 communities in 16 countries around the world. Dance for PD classes allow people with Parkinson's to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence. (more...)

Logan Sandler's LIVE CARGO Washes Ashore In New York and LA 3/31
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution has announced the March 31st theatrical release of Logan Sandler's LIVE CARGO. (more...)

League of Independent Theater to Host Sold-Out Forum for City Candidates Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The League of Independent Theater (LIT), will present a Meet the Candidates forum on Wednesday, March 15 at The Kraine Theater. The forum will host over 15 candidates running for various city-wide offices in the 2017 election. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIRST DATE and More Slated for Lake Country Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Lake Country Playhouse announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will feature a six play Main Series, four play Youth Series, and a special concert event. (more...)

Ben Delos Santos Releases CINDERINA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

'Cinderina': an alluring and captivating story that describes a fairy tale romance and the journey of a lifetime. 'Cinderina' is the creation of published author, Ben Delos Santos, gifted author and native of the beautiful Philippine Islands. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare Sets Dates for 2017 JULIUS CAESAR in the Parks Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Kentucky Shakespeare has announced the fourth annual SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS tour.  Their 6-actor, 85-minute production of JULIUS CAESAR will tour to 23 area locations this spring, bringing free Shakespeare to local neighborhoods March 25-May 19, 2017.  (more...)

Javier Perianes Embarks on Recital Tour of North and South America This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After acclaimed North American orchestral debuts last year, in April and May 2017 Spanish pianist Javier Perianes undertakes an extensive recital tour of North and South America. (more...)

BAM Presents Doug Varone And Dancers Celebrating 30th Season, 3/29-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Doug Varone and Dancers return to BAM to celebrate 30 years of visionary work with three dances representing the past, present, and future of the company. The program comprises a revival of the Philip Glass-scored Possession (1994) and the New York premieres of ReComposed (2015) and Varone's latest work, Folded (2016).  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Matthew Bourne presenta EARLY ADVENTURES en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 14, 2017

El director y coreografo ganador del Premio Tony y Olivier por sus innovadores trabajos trae esta semana a los Teatros del Canal de Madrid EARLY ADVENTURES, una celebracion de los 30 años de su compañia, con la que se presenta al publico español. (more...)

Broadway Stars Come to Bronxville To Celebrate Young at Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Young at Arts,  Westchester's dynamic, performing arts educational organization dedicated to helping young people expand their horizons and build character through music and drama, announce their 12th annual benefit concert on March 20, 2017 at Christ Church in Bronxville, New York. The program will welcome Broadway stars to sing along over 100 select students for a celebratory evening, exploring and performing the works of composer Alan Menken. (more...)

COMEDIA MULTIMEDIA en los Teatros Luchana
by Felipe Velasco - Mar 14, 2017

COMEDIA MULTIMEDIA se estrenó el pasado 4 de marzo en los Teatros Luchana de Madrid, donde estará los viernes, sábados y domingos, tras varios meses de gira que no han hecho otra cosa que respaldar este montaje dirigido por Yayo Cáceres con texto de Álvaro Tato. (more...)

Sal Ferreras to Present Sizzling Showcase of Top World Music & Jazz in DRUM HEAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Preeminent percussionist Sal Ferreras presents the 31st annual Drum Heat, a concert uniting BC's top jazz & world music talent to benefit Arts Umbrella students, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8pm at the Vogue Theatre. Performing in styles and fusions from the Carribean, Latin America, and Asia, this year's stellar lineup will ignite the stage with sizzling hot rhythms and harmonies. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of The Actors Studio with Mayoral Proclamation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Joining in the opening night festivities for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street): Ellen Burstyn, Co-President of the Actors Studio; Carla Hoke-Miller, Director of Theatrical Partnerships for the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment; Ruben Blades; Lee Grant; Michael Aranov (OSLO); Valda Setterfield; Patricia Bosworth; Margaret Colin; and many others. This limited Off-Broadway engagement continues through March 26th.   The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is enjoying an extended run at La Mama after being developed at the Actors Studio as part of the Theater & Social Justice program, using Actors Studio members.      (more...)

Lovely Hoffman and Sam Yin to be Honored at SpeakEasy's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company will honor artist and educator Lovely Hoffman and Boston philanthropist Samuel Yin for their sustained and passionate support of the arts at its 2017 Spring Gala, to be held Saturday, April 8, from 6-9PM at the Hyatt Regency, Boston. (more...)

Jean Shafiroff to Co-Chair Annual Mission Society Gala Again This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the New York City Mission Society will hold its annual Champions for Children fundraising Gala. This year's event will honor legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll and entrepreneur Don Peebles, as well as recognize three lifetime members of the Mission Society's Board of Directors. Co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff and Katrina Peebles, the benefit will support the Mission Society's programs and services that help youth and families in our city's most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. (more...)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED Opens Amish Acres 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

he Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is in full swing preparing for the opening act of the 2017 Season, "Coming of Age", celebrating the 21st season of Repertory Theatre. (more...)

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Austin Music Awards Honor Local Austin Talent
by Kathy Strain - Mar 13, 2017

Awards, awards, and more awards. That's what the Austin Music Awards were all about last night. Sponsored by the Austin Chronicle, and held at Austin City Limits, the awards are a chance for Austin talent to be recognized for talent in many different categories of music. (more...)

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