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Red Bull Theater Continues Their 2016-'17 Season with New York Premiere of David Ives's THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday March 20th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): David Ives's THE METROMANIACS, adapted from Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, directed by Craig Baldwin. Christian Conn, Carson Elrod, Peter Kybart, Adam LeFevre, Amelia Pedlow, Tony Roach, and Dina Thomas will be featured.  Tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

DK Eyewitness Travel Names 20 Most Overlooked Cities in America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Stage Door Players to Present THE CEMETERY CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Continuing the 43rd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS produces The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchall. Dina Shadwell directs. The show opens on Friday, March 17, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 9. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (except, no performance on Thursday, March 23), and Sundays at 2:30pm. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Perfect American,' a Chicago premiere opera by American composer Philip Glass. Based on American novelist Peter Stephan Jungk's 2001 novel, 'Der Konig von Amerika,' Glass' opera imagines the last three months of Walt Disney's life. (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...)

BETWEEN THE STREETLIGHT AND THE MOON to Play World Premiere in Sydney
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...)

2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced that the 35th annual Elliot Norton Awards will feature the theme ALTERNATIVE ACTS, celebrating the Boston area's theater community, future artists, and the importance of the arts in our country. Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will be the Guest of Honor at the much-anticipated annual event, which will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Boston Arts Academy to support the region's next generation of artists. (more...)

Vancouver's Ora Cogan to Play at Cafe Racer In Support of Forthcoming LP 'Crickets'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Ora Cogan's versatile, haunted voice opens up a mystical reality; hallowed, forlorn and full of promise. She combines the intricate guitar picking of Americana with grunge and psychedelic dreamscapes, drawing comparisons to 70's folk legend Karen Dalton. (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

VISITING MR. GREEN, ROSE and SIGHT UNSEEN Set for Jewish Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Jewish Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017/18 season. (more...)

Lawrence Schulman To Speak On Judy Garland At Witherle Memorial Library
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled "Moments of Magic," at Witherle Memorial Library in Castine, Maine on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 2 P.M. Admission is free. The one-and-a-quarter hour talk will examine Judy Garland's life and career, and feature nine audio-video clips, to be followed by a question and answer. Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: "If I had just one hour to convince you of Judy Garland's place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?" (more...)

Michael Urie, Mary Testa, Michael McGrath and More Set for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open Off-Broadway this Spring at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Groundbreaking Drama MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Coming to Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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

'Art Olympia 2017 Launches in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

SAITAMA, Japan, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Art Olympia is a new international open art competition held once in every two years. The main goals are to discover young talented artists and to support them so that their global art careers may flourish. Art Olympia will give away a total of approximately $500,000 in cash awards and prizes to 180 selected artists from all around the world. (more...)

MAGIC MEN LIVE! Tour to Return to New York This June; Spring Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Magic Men Live is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to 18 additional cities in the Northeastern US and Canada. (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...)

MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Magic Men® Live is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to 18 additional cities in the Northeastern US and Canada. Kicking off the second leg of the tour on May 31 in London, Canada, Magic Men® Live is a show designed to stimulate the desires of contemporary women: young, young at heart, single, married or ladies looking for something fun and new. Magic Men® Live features a talented and lovable cast of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. (more...)

Ryan Adams' Prisnor Tour Adds Dates Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

His Apollo Theater show on the February 17 release date of his new Prisoner (PAX AM/Blue Note) was one of the hottest tickets in recent NYC memory. (more...)

Legendary Russian Samovar Announces the RUSSIAN CABARET NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Located in the heart of the theatre district, the Russian Samovar is a legendary Russian venue opened in 1986. This iconic Russian restaurant is delighted to announce their RUSSIAN CABARET NIGHT featuring the baritone and entertainer David Serero. The evening is a dinner theatre basis including a 3-course meal and a unique David Serero performance of Russian classics and entertainment including singing, audience participation; stand up comedy, improvisation in the warm ambiance and unique decor of the Russian Samovar. (more...)

Kate Aldrich, So Young Park and Liv Redpath join Diana Damrau in the Cast of THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

LA Opera has announced new casting details for the company's production of The Tales of Hoffmann, which stars tenor Vittorio Grigolo and opens on March 25. (more...)

Jessica Lange Among Trinity Rep's 2017 Pell Award Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company announces that Jessica Lange will be honored with the 2017 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the 21st annual Pell Awards Gala to be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the new WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. (more...)

LA Opera Presents THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, Starring Diana Damrau, 3/25-4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo has announced complete casting details for LA Opera's upcoming presentation of The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia Returns To London For 45th Year, June 26 - July 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is set to return to London this summer in what will be its historic 45th year.  The prestigious Fair, which offers more choice than any other top European fair, has prices ranging from £100 to hundreds of thousands of pounds. (more...)

Diana Krall Announces World Tour And New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced the first round of dates for her upcoming 2017-2018 World Tour today in support of the highly anticipated new album 'Turn Up The Quiet,' coming out on Verve Records May 5th with pre-order available now at Amazon. (more...)

Diana Krall Announces 2017-18 World Tour In Support Of Highly Anticipated New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced the first round of dates for her upcoming 2017-2018 World Tour today in support of the highly anticipated new album 'Turn Up The Quiet,' (more...)

ERNIE and HOCKEY - THE MUSICAL! Return to the City Theatre as Part of the Mitch Albom Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Back by popular demand, productions by noted author and playwright Mitch Albom, Ernie and Hockey - The Musical!, will return to the City Theatre inside Hockeytown Cafe for the Mitch Albom Summer Series. Ernie will play Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 25 and Hockey - The Musical! will play Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, August 6.  (more...)

NMA's PARADISE LOST: RECLAIMING DESTINY Adaptation to Play Greenway Court
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble in association with Greenway Arts Alliance, present a movement adaptation of John Milton's eloquent epic poem, Paradise Lost. (more...)

TheatreLAB to Present MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, will present Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner's theatrical adaptation of the personal journals and emails of Rachel Corrie, My Name is Rachel Corrie for The Cellar Series: When The Other Becomes The Self. (more...)

Dennis King Pens 'Dennis King, the Highest Jumper to Ever Step Foot on this Earth'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Dennis King, an athlete and now author has completed his new book 'Dennis King, the Highest Jumper to Ever Step Foot on this Earth': a gripping and potent autobiography of the earth's highest jumper. Learn the author's technique and be inspired by his pride. (more...)

David Schwimmer to Helm PLANTATION! Premiere as Part of Lookingglass Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced its complete 2017-2018 season lineup. (more...)

SWMRS To Support All Time Low on US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Fueled By Ramen label mates All Time Low on their US tour, which kicks off July 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps August 6 in Orlando, FL. Tickets for the tour go on sale on March 3 at 10:00am local time. (more...)

Jon Wayne & The Pain Drop YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE Album, Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Twin-Cities, Minnesota based national touring 'DubTronic' band Jon Wayne and The Pain (JWP) announce their February 24th release, distributed through Zojak Worldwide, of their fourth highly evolved album, Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe. To commemorate the release, they also dropped their newest music video. (more...)

Theater For The New City Presents The Squeaky Bicycle Production Of DEAD MAN'S DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

When the chips are down, are we men or beasts? That's the question of a new tragicomedy by W.M. Akers, 'Dead Man's Dinner,' which Theater for the New City will present March 23 to April 9 in a production by resident company Squeaky Bicycle Productions, directed by Kathryn McConnell. The piece is an absurdist adventure story set in a dystopian future. (more...)

The 13th Street Repertory Theater Presents World Premiere of PERVERSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The 13th Street Repertory Theater presents Perversion, a world premiere allegory of modern America written and directed by Judson Blake.  The cast of eight includes Harry Bainbridge, Daniel Cuff, Tony Del Bono, Dana Jesberger, Irina Kaplan, Robert Lewis, Andrew Nordin and Jenn Susi.  Thirty performances will be staged at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, 50 West 13th Street in NYC 10011 from March 30-April 30, 2017. (more...)

Gucci Mane Announces Performance at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane will perform at the Fox Theatre during his 'Trap God Tour' on Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m.; locally presented by FM98 WJLB. (more...)

New York Theaters and New York University to Present FESTIVAL IRENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Hero Theatre announced today that the company's program Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes, will transfer to NYC this fall after a successful run in Los Angeles. The festival of plays, presented as staged readings, includes some of Fornes' most celebrated works, in addition to featuring plays written by her award-winning students. (more...)

Cast Set for Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday February 27th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 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 on March 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...)

Listen to Elliott Smith's Unreleased Track Pictures of Me (Live)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

An unreleased live recording of Elliott Smith's “Pictures of Me” has been released today. Recorded at the YoYo A GoGo festival in Olympia, WA in 1997, “Pictures of Me (Live)” appears on Either/Or: Expanded Edition (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

Michael Urie, Patrick Page to Perform at 2017 RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS Benefit Honoring Oscar Isaac
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 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, celebrating their 14th Season and honoring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Reis, and George Forbes with the 2017 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Greenman's wildly creative biographical play, LENI. Jon Tracy (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Breakfast With Mugabe) directs this multi-media play, called "a thought-provoking tour through the world of Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl" by Seattle Weekly. Featuring Stacy Ross (Gidion's Knot, Wilder Times) and Martha Brigham (The How and The Why).  (more...)

Cast Announced for Midtown Direct Rep Staged Reading of SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) concludes its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN, written by Jonathan Van Dyke and directed by Scott Wojcik. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson to Stop at the Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Sturgill Simpson will embark on a series of tour dates later this year, including a stop at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, September 19 at 8 p.m. presented by AEG Live. The performance will feature material from throughout Simpson's catalog and is his way of thanking fans—both old and new—for a series of unprecedented years. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company to Present BIG LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Charles L. Mee's Big Love. Big Love gives a fresh twist on Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women, one of the oldest plays in the western world. (more...)

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