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BWW Review: Gold Dust Orphans Go Greek
by Nancy Grossman - May 9, 2017

GREECE is the word and the place where Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans take you for their latest musical extravaganza. It's 1950 B.C., the gods are gathered on Mt. Olympus, and the mean girls and toga-clad boys are returning to Olympia High School with a new student in their midst. Will Sandy steal the heart of heartthrob Danny, or can Pandora Spox lure him away, or will he remain loyal to his Titan buddies? Zeus, Venus, and Aphrodite may be pulling the strings and tossing thunderbolts, but true love is a formidable foe. Larry Coen directs a talented ensemble, blending GDO regulars and fresh faces, but, alas, no Rhoda the dog. (more...)

Profitect to Co-Present with Customer on Prescriptive Analytics at Retail Business Technology Expo 2017 in London
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017


Diana Krall's 'Turn Up The Quiet' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall joins LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN today to perform the song 'L-O-V-E' from her charming new album 'Turn Up The Quiet,' out today. (more...)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Release Deluxe Re-Issue of Self-Titled Breakthrough Album
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Available today is the 10th anniversary deluxe re-issue of Rodrigo y Gabriela, the break-out debut album by the Mexico City guitar virtuosos of the same name. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return to San Francisco with Pride Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement with Michael Feinstein last year, celebrated singer and actress Lorna Luft-daughter of Judy Garland-returns to San Francisco during Pride Week with a brand-new show celebrating what it means to be proud. Join Lorna as she sings, tells stories, and focuses on the history behind Pride Week.  (more...)

Just For Laughs Festival Returns to Montreal
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec is excited to announce the first slate of this year's unrivaled, extraordinary line up of comedians who will descend upon Montreal, turning the city into the epicenter of comedy for its annual celebration. The diversity and quality of performers is unsurpassable, deserving the title of the best-curated festival in the world.  (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

MARCUS CENTER-LIVE at Peck Pavilion Returns this Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Live @ Peck Pavilion and Peck Flicks returns to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds this summer. The season will run from July 6 through August 26 and each day of the series will have a different program focus. This year, Optimist Theatre: Shakespeare in the Park will join the line up on July 6-9, July 13-16 and July 20-22 at 8 pm with a performance on July 18 at 12 pm and they will present Much Ado About Nothing.  All the events in Peck Pavilion will all be free and open to the public. (more...)

Stars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On Friday, June 9th, 2017, 5-7pm — a Special Book Event for “CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live” — a new book by best-selling author, Ronald Rand — will be held at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40 Street in New York City.  (more...)

Protein Plus to Exhibit at Naturally Fit Games in Austin , 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

AUSTIN, TX - Protein Plus, LLC, a leading producer of peanut and peanut-based products for the food and confectionary industries, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the Naturally Fit Games on Saturday, June 3 at the Austin Convention Center. Athletes and attendees are encouraged to stop by booths 901 and 902 to see the complete line of Protein Plus products including the recently introduced Protein Energy Power, a great tasting, all natural peanut protein powder drink. IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Mr. Olympia competitor, and Protein Plus sponsored athlete Ko Chandetka will also be present to sign autographs and take pictures with event attendees. (more...)

Spanish Broadcasting System Brings Exclusive Access to The King of Bachata 'Romeo Santos' in New York, Miami and Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017


The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles on May 15 by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), at the 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

Melbourne Youth Orchestras Celebrates 50 Years While Discovering New Worlds
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This year Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) celebrates a milestone fiftieth birthday with its premiere ensemble, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, presenting an exhilarating concert, New Worlds, at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday, 2 July 2017. (more...)

Diana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet' Makes Impressive Debut on Multiple Billboard Charts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall debuted at #1 on Billboard's Traditional Jazz Charts, #1 on the current Jazz Albums charts, #1 on iTunes Jazz Charts, #7 on Billboard's Top Current Album Chart. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and while the whole worlds goes to hell in a handbasket, what with the latest news coming out of Washington about highly classified secrets being passed on to the Russians, Nashville theater companies are still striving to prevent people from finding out what shows they plan to do next season… (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Begins This Week at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Red Bull Theater begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Paramore Announce North American 'Tour Two,' Launching This September
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore is celebrating the release of their acclaimed fifth studio album with a wide-ranging storm of international activity. (more...)

Maltby & Shire's New Musical Adaptation of THE COUNTRY WIFE Gets Reading at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.  (more...)

Last Chance To See Major West End Revival Of THE MISER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Audiences have four weeks left to see a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE at Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The critically acclaimed New York production, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, comes to San Francisco's Magic Theatre for a limited run, presented by Sawtooth Productions. (more...)

Icelandic Rockers Kaleo Announce 'The Kaleo Express' Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Icelandic alt-rockers Kaleo announce today their headlining fall tour 'The Kaleo Express,' which will kick off at The House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on August 25. (more...)

SCARAMOUCHE se despide de Barcelona
by Felipe Velasco - Mar 31, 2017

SCARAMOUCHE, la ultima gran produccion de Dagoll Dagom que se estreno el 29 de septiembre en el Teatre Victoria de Barcelona despedira el 9 de abril de la ciudad despues de recoger dos galardones a los XIX Premios de la Critica a mejor musical y mejor vestuario por Montse Amenos. (more...)

Retarus to Attend Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017


Photo Flash: Inside Red Bull Theater's 2017 Running of the Red Bulls Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Jesse Berger (Founding Artistic Director) and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced the Ninth Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday March 27th, at 6pm, celebrated their 14th Season and honored Oscar Isaac, Olivia Reis, and George Forbes with the 2017 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

L.A. Opera presented TALES OF HOFFMANN, now playing through April 15th. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center to Present Two New Works by Enda Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center (IAC) join forces to introduce New York audiences to two new works by the Tony Award-winning Irish playwright-director Enda Walsh. (more...)

Guerilla Opera To Play Greatest Hits In Honor Of 10th Anniversary, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138! Join your host Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming “Play: the Game—or—Game: the Play” and Boston Lyric Opera's recent “The Rakes Progress,” at 6:00pm  for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar, and mezmerizing performances from Guerilla Opera's “relentlesly inventive” ensemble. (more...)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce Spring US Tour; Deluxe Re-Issue Out 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Mexico City's guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela is excited to announce their first nationwide US tour in two years, including two nights at San Francisco's Fillmore and sets at NYC's Terminal 5, DC's 9:30 Club, Minneapolis's First Avenue and more. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

MopHead Productions is pleased to present the world premiere of Melita Rowston's Between the Streetlight and the Moon at the Kings Cross Theatre for a limited season from May 5. (more...)

Pidgin Culture Concert Series Presents Debut of Intercultural FOUR OCEANS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

 Pidgin Culture presents the debut of Four Oceans, a trio exploring ritualistic forms of interplay in an improvised context on Thursday, March 30th at 7pm at National Sawdust. A new group, it combines the talents of Old Time Relijun frontman Arrington De Dionyso, Rupert Huber of the famous Viennese trip-hop duo Tosca, and globetrotting drummer/composer Lukas Ligeti. De Dionyso, who is also a painter, performs on bass clarinet and various Indonesian traditional instruments; Huber, on piano and electronics, and Ligeti, on drums. Together, they explore new sonic spaces, evoking distant or nonexistent traditions, references to forgotten or freely invented cultures, and sounds that transport the listener to fantastic worlds the rest of us will never see. It is a music of sparse determination and internal revolution. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Seattle (more...)

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a one-week extension for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias. The show officially opened on Wednesday, April 5, and was previously extended through Sunday, May 14. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 21. (more...)

Shakira Honored with Second Annual 'Telemundo Innovation Award' at TECLA AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and Hispanicize 2017, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship, today announced world-renowned singer-songwriter Shakira as the recipient of the "Telemundo Innovation Award." (more...)

Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Renée Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production—the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969—with Sebastian Weigle conducting all performances. The starry cast includes El?na Garan?a in her company role debut as the Marschallin's young lover, Octavian, opposite Erin Morley as Sophie, the innocent young woman who comes between Marschallin and Octavian; Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, the Marschallin's oafish cousin; Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Sophie's father Faninal; and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Kathleen Kim sings Sophie in the April 28 and May 1 performances.   (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that tickets will go on sale today for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Harry Styles Live On Tour 2017 World Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Harry Styles announces his world tour for late 2017, visiting intimate venues around the world. Harry Styles Live On Tour begins with a 13 city run of North America, which kicks off on September 19 at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA and runs through October 14 in Phoenix, AZ. (more...)

Bestselling Author Dav Pilkey Donates 500 New Scholastic Books To One School In Each State To Jumpstart Summer Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017


Red Bull to Stage New Version of Nikolai Erdman's THE MANDATE Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday May 1st (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): the New York Premiere of Nikolai Erdman's The Mandate in a new version by Declan Donnellan (Cheek-by-Jowl), directed by Ethan McSweeny. (more...)

BWW Review: MOVE - BEYOND - LIVE ON TOUR at Fox Theatre is Amazing with Julianne & Derek Hough!
by Katie Laban - Apr 24, 2017

Detroit welcomed Julianne Hough and Derek Hough's Move - Beyond - Live On Tour to the Fox Theatre on April 23rd to a sold out crowd and the superstar dance duo put on quite the show! The Hough siblings and their troupe of dancers performed a non-stop, high-energy dance show with some special surprises throughout their two-hour performance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Hawaii (more...)

Alfred Molina to Lead Ten Chimneys' 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced accomplished, London-born actor Alfred Molina will lead the prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Hawaii (more...)

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

Opera Star and Entertainer David Serero to Perform in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The French native opera singer, actor and entertainer DAVID SERERO will perform for the first time in Chicago, at the prestigious ALLIANCE FRANCAISE (French Alliance) of Chicago on April 14th, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Village Playwrights Announce Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Village Playwright meet from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC. Check out their upcoming events below! (more...)

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