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MYRNE Unleashes Official Remix of Gramatik's 'Native Son Prequel'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Continuing on his streak of bass busting remixes, Singaporean producer and hotly tipped talent MYRNE now unleashes his electro-funk, future bass remix of Gramatik's 'Native Son Prequel'. (more...)

National Black Theatre Presents SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) kicks off its 48th season with "The Alchemy of Black Joy," an exhibition of original works by renowned photographer Peter Cooper on Wednesday, September 7, and the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers' play "Sweet" on Wednesday, October 19. The events and productions reflect the theater company's theme this season: "In Pursuit of Black Joy." (more...)

JOHN and More Slated for Stray Cat Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Stray Cat Theatre unleashes its 2016-2017 Season! (more...)

Court Theatre to Present ELECTRA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs November 10 - December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

November at NJPAC - Jazz in the Key of Ellison, Renée Fleming, Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, The Brubeck Songbook with The Brubeck Brothers Band, James Brown Cel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Find out what's happening this month at NJPAC! (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature Follows Wildlife Cameraman's Return Visit to His Homeland in 'My Congo'
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D'jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature to Tells Story of Wildlife Cameraman in 'My Congo', Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In this first-person account, D'jenguet visits sites that evoke happy family memories, tours a famous chimpanzee sanctuary, films a variety of animals and birds in vast national parks, and makes his way through a remote jungle in search of his roots. My Congo airs Today, October 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature to Tells Story of Wildlife Cameraman in 'My Congo', Premiering 10/19
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In this first-person account, D'jenguet visits sites that evoke happy family memories, tours a famous chimpanzee sanctuary, films a variety of animals and birds in vast national parks, and makes his way through a remote jungle in search of his roots. My Congo airs Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Don Lemon, George C. Wolfe & DeRay McKesson Will Be Honored at 2016 Native Son Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30, journalist, content creator and LGBT activist Emil Wilbekin will host the inaugural Native Son Awards honoring Tony Award-winning director and playwright, George C. Wolfe; journalist and CNN Tonight Host, Don Lemon; and Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson at New York City's Cadillac House. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ELECTRA at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs now through December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Revives Suzan-Lori Parks Free-Form Dramatic Riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2016

The symbolic nature of Suzan-Lori Parks' 1990 free-form dramatic riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD AKA THE NEGRO BOOK OF THE DEAD is made apparent to viewers as soon as they open their programs and see the characters have names like 'Black Woman With Fried Drumstick,' 'Before Columbus' and 'Lots of Grease and Lots of Pork.' (more...)

Court Theatre to Present ELECTRA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs November 10 - December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr. Headlines Loyola University New Orleans' Commencement 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Legendary entertainer Harry Connick Jr. addressed graduates of Loyola University New Orleans at Loyola's Commencement 2016, held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

Court Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Court Theatre announces its 62nd season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

GREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group have announced the all new national tour of GREATER TUNA. GREATER TUNA will play The Grand 1894 Opera House for a limited three-performance engagement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE Completes Huntington's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announces that playwright Bryony Lavery's acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House will complete its 2016-2017 Season. The adaptation of this iconic classic will be directed by Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish), and the play joins the previously announced six titles in the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Center Stage Announces 2016-17 Season - LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, THE WHITE SNAKE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Center Stage announces a 2016/17 homecoming season featuring four mainstage shows and a return to its Baltimore building after a year-long $28 million renovation. Season highlights include a world-premiere adaptation and Center Stage commission of Toni Morrison's Jazz directed by Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, two Baltimore premieres and the grand opening of the new building. (more...)

Jeezy to Perform at Fox Theatre, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Multi-platinum rapper Jeezy, returns to the Fox Theatre with special guests Young Dolph and OT Genasis on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Artists Lounge Live to Present ELVIS MY WAY with Brandon Bennett, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Artists Lounge Live presents ELVIS MY WAY starring Brandon Bennett, who appeared in Chicago's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for one night only on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3pm at Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE. 9th St, Ocala, FL 34470. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/17 - NATIVE SON, SPELLING BEE, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, RIPCORD & More Set for Huntington's 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2014 and 2013, announces its 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Trezana Beverley's MABEL MADNESS Extends at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Urban Stages will extend its critically acclaimed World Premiere of Mabel Madness written and performed by Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley (For Colored Girls...) tells the dramatic story with music about the life of the famous cabaret chanteuse, Mabel Mercer. Co-directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano with musical direction by Tuffus Zimbabwe, Mabel Madness began performances on February 19 and was originally set to end its run on March 20, will now play Wednesday nights at 7PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7PM through April 10, 2016. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.urbanstages.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. (more...)

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents NATIVE SON
by Herbert Paine - Mar 13, 2017

In the directorial hands of Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's current production of Nambi E Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son offers an unnerving and intense portrayal of Bigger Thomas's downward spiral and the price inflicted on the soul by racism. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker are thrilled to announce the 50th anniversary season for the North Bay's leading non-profit professional theatre. (more...)

Academy Award-nominated Actor Djimon Hounsou named Orbis Africa Continental Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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Summer Olympics-Themed WORLDTOWN FESTIVAL to Return to Philly
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

There are very few full-bodied entertainment experiences more electric than a raucous, wondrous Worldtown SoundSystemstage show rife with the robust musicianship, sizzling vocals and infectious global rhythms that have made the Philadelphia dance music collective a city favorite. The ultimate Worldtown SoundSystem live experience returns to the City of Brotherly Love in its grandest edition yet this summer, with theWORLDTOWN FESTIVAL: OLYMPIC EDITION, a FREE, all-day extravaganza, designed to celebrate and coincide with the opening weekend of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. (more...)

JOHN and More Slated for Stray Cat Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Stray Cat Theatre unleashes its 2016-2017 Season! (more...)

Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Venice Baroque Orchestra and Violinist Nicola Benedetti Venture Beyond the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Ushering in this season's Baroque music in grand style, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series again welcomes the outstanding Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of the Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon. Scottish violin sensation Nicola Benedettiguests in this season's sole chamber orchestra concert, February 19 at 2 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Louis Farber of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jan 3, 2017

I was attracted to Peter and the Starcatcher because of the script. It is an extremely well-crafted and an exceptionally inventive grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan where twelve actors play over 100 assorted characters, through the use animated characterization and the boundless limits of imagination. The actors enter a sparse stage and create a world for us where we face high adventure, big dreams, tough choices and flying; and the audience is asked to employ their imaginations immediately. The script is smart, tight, heartwarming and hilarious. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

? Trinity Rep continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the novel by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel and a special limited run presentation of companion piece Blues for Mister Charlie, by James Baldwin. Both productions are directed by Brian McEleney and feature the same cast. The productions will be performed in limited rotating repertory. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2016 - GREASE: LIVE! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway gets a new Javert, and GREASE: LIVE airs Sunday night on FOX! (more...)

Maroon 5's PJ Morton Introduces Sister Act JCKSN AVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Maroon 5's PJ Morton is on a mission to influence the urban musical landscape with inspiring new music such as the velvet-smooth sounds of the captivating Urban Pop sister act Jcksn Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Company's DEAD ACCOUNTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

"Dead Accounts," Theresa Rebeck's darkly comic take on the chasm that divides Americans in the Midwest from their countrymen living in New York, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on January 14 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 31. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre presents NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Stray Cat is purring like crazy to bring this powerhouse new work to the Valley. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. (more...)

Playwright Richard Wesley Signs New Anthology at The Drama Book Shop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will host playwright Richard Wesley, who will be discussing and signing his new anthology tonight, February 18th at 6:00pm. (more...)

Philly Pops Announces Next Season Lineup Including Sinatra, Star Wars, Elton John, Leonard Bernstein, Classic Rock, Broadway, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Philly POPS announced its 2017/18 concert season today. Subscriptions for the new season go on sale at noon. (more...)

The Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

In the final production of its 2016-17 Season, Cutting Ball Theater will present Jean Racine's great tragedy of illicit love and revenge, PHÈDRE, in a new translation by the Theater's Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

Playwright Richard Wesley to Sign New Anthology at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will host playwright Richard Wesley, who will be discussing and signing his new anthology on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00pm.  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

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Timely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son. (more...)

New Works by Neil LaBute, Israel Horovitz and More Slated for La MaMa's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Over 70 productions of local and international artists representing six continents - North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia -- will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2016-17 season, the company's 55th year of presenting world-class experimental music, theater and dance, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. (more...)

Summer Olympics-Themed WORLDTOWN FESTIVAL to Return to Philly
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

There are very few full-bodied entertainment experiences more electric than a raucous, wondrous Worldtown SoundSystemstage show rife with the robust musicianship, sizzling vocals and infectious global rhythms that have made the Philadelphia dance music collective a city favorite. The ultimate Worldtown SoundSystem live experience returns to the City of Brotherly Love in its grandest edition yet this summer, with theWORLDTOWN FESTIVAL: OLYMPIC EDITION, a FREE, all-day extravaganza, designed to celebrate and coincide with the opening weekend of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. (more...)

5th Wall Theatre Announces 2016 – 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

5th Wall Theatre, the award-winning professional theatre dedicated to breaking through boundaries, will open its third season this fall with a comedic examination of gender politics. "Rapture, Blister, Burn," by Gina Gionfriddo, which was hailed as "one of the top 10 plays of 2012," kicks off a three-show subscription season in September. (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Begins Move to New Glendale Home, Adjusts Schedule for Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Antaeus Theatre Company has vacated its NoHo home of nine years and begun the process of transferring to new digs in the City of Glendale. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

NYC Parks Cuts Ribbon on Imagination Playground at Betsy Head Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined City Council Member Darlene Mealy, Founder and President of Rockwell Group David Rockwell, administrators and 5th grade students from P.S./I.S. 323, and local community members to cut the ribbon on Imagination Playground at Betsy Head Park in Brownsville. This is the first permanent Imagination Playground play space in Brooklyn and only the second to be built worldwide, with the first at Burling Slip in Manhattan. The space inspires kids' imaginations through fantasy and cooperative play. (more...)

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