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BWW Review: THE JOFFREY BALLET Performs in NYC for the First Time in Over 20 Years
by Sondra Forsyth - Mar 31, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet is back on the boards in NYC for the first time since the company decamped to Chicago in 1995. At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater from March 29th to April 2nd 2017, the troupe founded by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino in 1956 and now under the artistic direction of Ashley Wheater offers a new version of “Romeo & Juliet” choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, as well as a one-evening Gala on March 31st. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gala Honors Keith Baker's 25 Years As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre hosts its 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 3 at 5:00 PM.  The evening honors Keith Baker's 25-year tenure as Artistic Director at BRT and concludes the 30th anniversary season of BRT.  (more...)

Hadassa Goldvicht's THE HOUSE OF LIFE at the Palazzo Querini Stampalia in Venice; Opens 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The House of Life, a poetic and expansive installation by Hadassa Goldvicht, explores themes of historical memory; the threshold between life, death, myth, and art; and the rapidly changing nature of Venice, via a multi-channel video work that will be installed at the Querini Stampalia in conjunction with the Venice Biennale. Presented by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, in collaboration with Meislin Projects, the exhibition follows Aldo Izzo, the 86-year-old guardian and keeper of the Jewish cemeteries in Venice. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Tosin Morohunfola of THE SYRINGA TREE at Creede Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Kahkoska - Mar 30, 2017

Creede Repertory Theatre is proud to present THE SYRINGA TREE by Pamela Glen in their upcoming summer repertory season. 2017 CRT company member Kate Berry interviews director Tosin Morohunfola about the upcoming process. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for THE MARS GENERATION
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Today Netflix released the trailer and key art for the upcoming original documentary THE MARS GENERATION. From Time Inc., the film is the definitive look at mankind's future journey to Mars, as told through the eyes of the teens who will be the first ever to set foot on the Red Planet (more...)

Israel Museum Presents Goldvicht's HOUSE OF LIFE, 5/9-11/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The House of Life, a poetic and expansive installation by Hadassa Goldvicht, explores themes of historical memory; the threshold between life, death, myth, and art; and the rapidly changing nature of Venice, via a multi-channel video work that will be installed at the Querini Stampalia in conjunction with the Venice Biennale. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara Headlines Virginia Arts Fundraiser in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

This weekend, Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN played host to Hampton Roads' supporters of the arts with THE MAIN Event: A Weekend Celebration for the Arts presented by TowneBank.  Starting with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and followed with a full schedule of visual and performing art experiences throughout the weekend, including Saturday Headliner Kelli O'Hara, The Main Event closed out the weekend with an oversized check presentation to the Business Consortium for Arts Support in the amount of $581,000. (more...)

Kwaye Debuts New Single 'Cool Kids' Via The Fader
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, Zimbabwe-born, London-raised, and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and globe-trotting alternative R&B disruptor Kwaye [pronunciation Qu-ay] premieres the music video for his debut single 'Cool Kids' on The Fader. (more...)

San Francisco Americana/Rock Artist John Haesemeyer To Release New EP 'Maybe If I Try'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Recorded on both sides of the equator, Americana/Rock artist, John Haesemeyer's new EP,Maybe If I Try, will be released on April 29, 2017. John Haesemeyer (HAZE-mire) is a San Francisco based performing artist who fuses folk and pop genres, emphasizing intimate vocals, acoustic guitar, orchestral instruments, and the rhythm section of a rock band. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Passionate RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Jackie Welch, Tamiko Robinson Steele and Lauren Frances Jones together onstage are like the royalty of Nashville theater: three formidable actresses who bring a wealth of experience to any role they play as individuals. Yet, collectively, the three women are more than mere forces of nature, they are nature itself, their remarkable talents combining to create a theatrical experience that will long be remembered, venerated and discussed among those people fortunate enough to see them in Nashville Repertory Theatre's stunning production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

After years of presenting some of New York's most beloved and fabulous drag performers, Feinstein's/54 Below launches an ongoing Late Night Drag Series. Curated by Garth Schilling (also known to the drag community as Miss Vodka Stinger), the new Late Night Drag Series features a rotating roster of up-and-coming and legendary New York City drag performers on select Thursday nights at 11:30PM with $20 tickets and a two-drink minimum. (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Sets Spring 2017 Lineup, Featuring First Relaxed Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, hosts its first Relaxed Performance next month. (more...)

Corrie Actress To Star In St Helens Christmas Panto SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Regal Entertainments are excited to announce that Wild at Heart and Coronation Street actress Lucy-Jo Hudson will lead the all-star cast of its Christmas pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! (more...)

'Mist and Mirrors' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In Kalishandra, the city of lost travelers, darkness has formed. In the mist that rises from cracks between the cobblestones, it has life. The strange mist drifts along empty streets, welling into deep, choking pools in forgotten courtyards. It breaks in ephemeral waves upon the stark stone walls of towers, which protrude above its curling tendrils like strangely envisioned nightmares. These bleak, inhospitable eyries are the lairs of dark and terrible wizards, beneath whose hard and stony glare Kalishandra shifts. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Mar 27, 2017

This pared down adaptation of one of Shakespeare's shortest tragedies moves swiftly from an original opening scene to a disappointing final one. As a contemplation of ambition and ruthlessness and the drive to political power, it is ever timely. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces 2017 Christmas Show ALICE IN WINTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following the huge success of last year's festive hit The Wind in the Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston's most successful Christmas production to date, the theatre today announces its 2017 Christmas show Alice in Winterland. The play, based on Lewis Carroll's much loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville, following his acclaimed productions of The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer, and featuring a professional cast alongside a group of Rose Youth Theatre actors. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces 2017 Burdick Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre announces its annual Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Reading Series, which will present three new staged readings by contemporary American playwrights. (more...)

Lara Bello Releases 'Sikame' Album on Biophilia Records, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Arriving at a time of often loud, high-pitched debate, Sikame, the new recording by Spanish singer/ songwriter Lara Bello, makes a subtle but powerful statement about borders and immigrants. (more...)

Bring Out Your Inner Child & Explore the World of STEAM at ARTech This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

As a result of ARTech's hugely successful launch on March 1, the Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) received several requests for adults-only nights where parents and friends can explore these captivating activities at their own leisure. (more...)

Celebrating International Women's Month at Eagle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Eagle Theatre's 2017 New Works Development Series focuses exclusively on the unique voice of women writing for Professional Regional Theatre today. (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of SWALLOW by Stef Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 Inis Nua Theatre Company ends the 2016-2017 mainstage season with the American premiere of Swallow by Stef Smith. From Scotland, Swallow follows three lives intricately connected and the quiet, traumatic struggles of being human. Swallow was a 2015 Fringe First Winner and received the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award. The Scotsman called the play, "An elegant and glowing piece of twenty-first century magic realism." Swallow opens at the Proscenium Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) on April 28th, with preview performances on April 26th and 27th. (more...)

Sega Center Presents the World Premiere Reading of ON THE ROYAL ROAD: THE BURGHER KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The New York reading of On the Royal Road: The Burgher King at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is the very first presentation of an abbreviated version of this play prior to its world premiere production at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus in October 2017. (more...)

The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, one of the world's greatest composers, conductors and arrangers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. From 'Moon River' to 'The Days of Wine and Roses' to the 'Peter Gunn Theme,' the music of Henry Mancini has helped define American film and television soundtracks for nearly five decades, and earned the legendary composer four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy Awards and numerous other honors, including a U.S. Postage Stamp. The evening not only honors Henry Mancini, but also celebrates Ginny Mancini and the Mancini family with a special performance by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami-their first Los Angeles appearance since their move to Florida-with all proceeds benefiting the artistic, educational and outreach programs of The Wallis. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Festival Closes with Biggest Box Office Takings in History
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

The debut Adelaide Festival from Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy concludes today with a bang, setting a new record with the biggest box office takings in the event's 57-year history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Co Presents Tale of Mystery and Suspense AN ACT OF IMAGINATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

"An Act of the Imagination," Bernard Slade's masterful and suspense filled mystery, will be the third play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening on March 23 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through April 9. (more...)

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...)

21st Annual Elvis Birthday Bash Gets Ready to Rock 'N Roll at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

???????In 1997, two of the world's top Elvis entertainers joined forces for the Premier Elvis Bash! Now in its 21st consecutive year, the ultimate tribute show to the King of Rock 'N Roll is back for a Saturday evening performance on April 15th. (more...)

MATA FESTIVAL Returns to The Kitchen, 4/25 - 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Now in its nineteenth year, MATA Festival is back at The Kitchen on April 25 - 29 with an overflowing bounty of the newest music. Representing 31 early-career composers from seventeen countries, it offers a singular opportunity for New Yorkers to grasp the complete spectrum of new music emerging today - from gritty European modernism to experiments in theater, sound, and acoustics. This year's concerts include seven world premieres (including three MATA commissions), fifteen US premieres, and six NY premieres.  (more...)

Reliance Games and AMC Launch INTO THE BADLANDS Blade Battle Mobile Game
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Reliance Games, a leading Freemium entertainment developer, and AMC announced today the launch of "Into the Badlands Blade Battle" mobile game, available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store throughout AMC domestic and global territories. (more...)

Elohim's New Single 'Skinny Legs' Out Now; Coachella, Lollapalooza, Firefly Slated
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Los Angeles artist/producer Elohim has released a brand new single 'Skinny Legs.' The track debuted exclusively with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 (Apple Music) and is out now via B3SCI Records, (more...)

BWW Review: EXPENSIVE SHIT, Soho Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 6, 2017

Written and directed by Adura Onashile, Expensive Shit is not afraid to show an uncomfortable truth. Going back and forth between Lagos in 1994 and Glasgow in 2013, the play revolves around Tolu, a toilet attendant, and her relationship to women and men around her. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Host Free Panel Following Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Hartford Stage will host a free panel discussion on bullying and depression in teenagers immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance of James Lecesne's The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey on Tuesday, April 11. (more...)

MATA Festival Returns To The Kitchen For Nineteenth Year With Premieres From Seventeen Countries, 4/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Now in its nineteenth year, MATA Festival is back at The Kitchen on April 25 - 29 with an overflowing bounty of the newest music. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with A LITTLE WHITE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

International chanteuse Varla Jean Merman opens her jaws wide to take a bite out of the American Songbook in "A Little White Music" at Feinstein's/54 Below on April 5 & 6, featuring Gerald Goode at the piano. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Theatre Tallahassee Ropes Audience In
by Paula Kiger - Apr 3, 2017

After seeing Peter and the Starcatcher at Theatre Tallahassee, I have a deeper appreciation for how Peter got his name. Superb physical comedy, seasoned actors, and a sense of whimsy combined for a delightful show. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The tables are turning in 2017 and Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival invites you to join the revolution and discover the sumptuous offerings in its 2017 program. Discover new venues and old friends and expect to feel upturned, challenged and delighted by incredible performers that could change your world view. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for An Evening with Neil Gaiman in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for An Evening with Neil Gaiman will go on sale Monday, (more...)

Happy 50th Anniversary, PETA!
by Jude Buot - Apr 21, 2017

Singkuwenta (which means 50 in Filipino), Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) 50th-anniversary concert (April 7, 8) proves that this theater company is showing no signs of aging, and still is as relevant and viable as ever. For a two-night anniversary concert, the creative team crafted an efficient way to look back at 50 years' worth of stories of struggles and triumphs, yet not falling into the predictable route of showcasing just about every song they have in their catalog. Yes, it was a bit of a history lesson, except it was told through a dynamic staging of cleverly chosen repertoire. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) has announced its 2017 summer season, the first programmed under the new co-Artistic Directors, Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson and Dr. Erik Christian Peterson. The seven-week season will take place June 23-August 5, 2017 in the Mt. Crested Butte Mirror Palace, and includes outstanding performances in classical music, bluegrass, opera, Gypsy Jazz and more. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

NYC and Austin Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THEATRE SYNESTHESIA is pleased to announce the Austin premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. (more...)

The Tech Museum of Innovation Celebrates 30 Years of The Tech Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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Bed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Forged in the kiln of the civil rights movement and birthed in the midst of urban decay, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), founded in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Black community in the United States. With a deepened and renewed commitment to supporting revolutionary art makers and protecting sustainable art spaces, Restoration launches the dynamic 21st century creative complex: RestorationArt.   (more...)

The Apache Software Foundation Recognizes Apache Innovations Integral to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers Investigation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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Author Provides Tools to Detach Emotional Umbilical Cord
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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Greg Ashley's 'Pictures of Saint Paul Street' Out on Trouble in Mind 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Greg Ashley is the underground musician you have been waiting for. A brilliant songwriter, singer, guitar player and sound engineer, Ashley doesn't care what anyone thinks and it makes his music all the more alluring. (more...)

AVENUE Q, ONCE, and More Fill Warner Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 Warner Stage Company season.  The Main Stage season opens in November with AVENUE Q and follows with ONCE, THE FULL MONTY and Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE's Nondumiso Lwazi Msimanga
by David Fick - Apr 14, 2017

Although she is a successful writer, theatre-maker, academic and lecturer, Nondumiso Lwazi Msimanga's work as a gender activist is arguably the defining feature of her work. Her current project, THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, opened at the POPArt Performing Arts Centre last night. (more...)

MAGIC MONDAY Returns to Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts every Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse from May 1 through August 28. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

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