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BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Broadway Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 9, 2017

I should probably say that A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is murderously hilarious. But the Tony Award winner isn't quite an over-the-top farce. The show's music might remind you of anything from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, or perhaps even a bit of Sondheim's A Little Night Music. But it's not quite those, either. The unique, character-driven musical, which plays through Sunday at Broadway Sacramento, is rather silly, rather charming and all together entertaining. Never has murder been so fun. (more...)

FIRST Festival of Solo Performances at Tristan Bates Headlined by Steve Furst
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

???????FIRST Festival of Solo Performance is Tristan Bates Theatre's annual Festival of Solo Performances, first curated in 2013 gaining the support of Arts Council England in 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at One-Man Show, BROTHERHOOD: THE HIP HOP OPERA
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2017

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a non-stop, high energy, one man show using original music and physical theatre to tell the parodied story of two brothers living the Hip Hop Life. Taking the audience from the 1970s all the way into the future, this fast-forwarding/rewinding live-hip-hop show is written entirely in rhyme and cleverly crafted song lyrics.  (more...)

Rhyming Biography A SUCKER EMCEE Come to the National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

After a highly acclaimed world premiere production run in 2014 at the Labyrinth Theater Company, the rhyming biography A Sucker Emcee will come to the National Black Theatre [NBT] from April 26 through April 30, 2017. Written and performed by Craig 'muMs' Grant, A Sucker Emcee will be a special six show limited engagement as part of NBT's 48th season themed In Pursuit of Black Joy. For this remount, NBT has brought together the original production team of Director Jenny Koons, DJ/composer Rich Medina, Set Designer David Meyer, Light Designer Bradley King, and Sound Designer Jessica Paz.  (more...)

Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, with Special Guest Seth Rudetsky, Comes to The Wallis 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Record-breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald makes her greatly anticipated debut, as part of the acclaimed Broadway @ series, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, a one-night-only event featuring two intimate concerts at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on Thursday, May 11. Produced by Mark Cortale, the Broadway legend will be joined on stage by Broadway @ series host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who recently starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical Disaster! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, & More Lead Henegar Center's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Henegar Center's 17th season will include something for everyone.  A mad, revengeful barber, a young orphan, some rockin' nuns, a trip to Vegas, and a romantic look at Madison County will grace the main stage of The Henegar Center.  Upstairs at the Henegar boasts all female leading ladies.  "It's the time of women and their empowerment," says Hank Rion, Artistic Director.  "Women are speaking out all over the country right now; we should hear their voice on stage, too." (more...)

MCGUIRE Returns for Limited Engagement Starring Anthony Crivello
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On the heels of a sold-out 8 week run that had critics raving, Milwaukee Repertory Theater's McGuire starring Tony Award winner and Marquette Alum Anthony Crivello will return to the Stackner Cabaret for a limited engagement this June 1-18, 2017. Written by Emmy-winning and Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, McGuire celebrates the local legend Marquette University's basketball coach Al McGuire in a newly expanded One-Man Show. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Lookout Series and Mark Cortale present AUDRA McDONALD IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Record-breaking six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will perform at Steppenwolf as a part of the LookOut Series on Monday, May 22 for one night only. McDonald will be joined on stage by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who this past November starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical, Disaster!   (more...)

Celebration Theatre Celebrates New Works with Reading of ZERO FEET AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents as part of its New Works Reading Series, ZERO FEET AWAY by Brian Otano, directed by Brad Griffith and performing one night only on Tuesday, March 21 at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces Future Programming Ahead of the Reopening of the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

With the annual Tricycle Takeover due to open next month, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the company's forthcoming work ahead of the reopening of the building in spring 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Heads to the West End with One Man Show BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a One-Man Show, performed by legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. The production is an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions. For the UK premiere, the show comes to the West End's Apollo Theatre for a limited run of four nights only. (more...)

Old School Square to Present 13 Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Old School Square is presenting 13 outstanding shows and concerts in April. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Freshwater Theatre presents MY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY (AN AUTISTIC MAN'S JOURNEY)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Freshwater Theatre Company makes its debut in the new Crane Theater with a brand new play by local theatre artist Dylan Ward: My Life Through History (An Autistic Man's Journey)  (more...)

A BRONX TALE Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring; Pre-Order Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records, beginning March 24, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Modern Take on Scientific Status Quo Twists Moral Questions in DISINHERIT THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait that asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens, opens March 3 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Comes to Portland Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Portland Stage is pleased to present BUYER & CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins, and Staring Dustin Tucker.  Previews run Tuesday, February 28 - Thursday, March 2, and opening Friday, March 3 and running through Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)

Canadian Stage presents SPOTLIGHT AUSTRALIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Canadian Stage is proud to present Spotlight Australia: a six-week showcase of innovative cross-disciplinary performance from March 29 to May 7 at the company's Berkeley Street and Bluma Appel Theatres. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Announces James Arnold Taylor Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Voice-Over Star James Arnold Taylor will perform his show, 'Talking to Myself,' for one night only to benefit the Colony Theatre on Thursday, April 20th. (more...)

David Blaine to Take His Magic On The Road in First-Ever North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences unlike any performer in history, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on his first-ever North American tour, announced today.  (more...)

Broadway Favorite Tommy Tune Will Dance His Way to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

TOMMY TUNE is one of the country's most prolific performer / director / choreographers and is celebrating his golden decade on the great American stage. He has received 10 Tony Awards, which includes the 2015 Tony for Life Achievement in the Theatre, The National Medal of Arts, 8 Drama Desk Awards, 3 Astaire Awards, and multiple Life Time Achievement Awards including the Society of Directors and the Choreographers' George Abbott Award. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Three Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its most ambitious and theatrically varied lineup to date with its 2017-18 season. Compelled to respond to changing and challenging times in our country, Season Three grapples with our current political climate, celebrating outspoken heroines (of fluid gender and sexuality) in two new musicals, while embracing documentary inspired reportage, sharp political and social satire, and stirring family drama.  (more...)

Tom Dugan to Present Workshop Reading of New Work at Theatre Too
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ahead of his performance in his critically-acclaimed One-Man Show Wiesenthal at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Tom Dugan will perform a free workshop of his latest play, Jackie, What's Past is Prologue, in Theatre Three's downstairs studio space Theatre Too on Monday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The play is set for a world premiere in Beverly Hills in February 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Brian Anthony Wilson and Danielle Lee Greaves to Lead FENCES at JAG Productions; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

JAG Productions has announced the full casting for their upcoming production of August Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Fences at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, VT. Fences, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy), will run from April 27 through May 7. (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Sir Ian McKellen to Return to the London Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????International star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen is to perform an exclusive one man show at Park Theatre for nine performances only, from 3 - 9 July 2017, directed by Park Theatre's Artistic Director Jez Bond. (more...)

Milford Arts Council presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.  This event has cabaret seating and it is BYO-everything.  So bring a bottle of your favorite wine, a snack and enjoy this wonderful performance. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Mark Nizer 4D
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Juggler and comedian Mark Nizer brings his family-friendly unique comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music, and technology to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

New Shows added to Performing Live Season at Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announces three events added to their Performing Live lineup: International Jazz Day Festival on April 30, Rob Lowe, Stories I Only Tell My Friends on May 20, and George Benson and Kenny G. - Breezin' & Breathless Tour. Tickets go on sale to Mesa Arts Center members on Tuesday, March 21 and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 24. Tickets will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500 or atmesaartscenter.com. (more...)

2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Kick Off with LISA LISA at Joe's Pub; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), presented by Creative Ammo Inc., is a renowned multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held annually during the spring at venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC. (more...)

Billy Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter's new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, will be released April 14, 2017 and will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Friday, March 3), it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway. (more...)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced seven of the nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Todd Kreidler's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Danai Gurira's Familiar, Kia Corthron's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. (more...)

Don Maclean and Cast for A GRAND MUSIC HALL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced the full line up for A GRAND MUSIC HALL on Wednesday 14 June. (more...)

VIDEO: Theatre Miniatures No. 4: Dustin Tucker
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Mar 18, 2017

Actor Dustin Tucker is a critically acclaimed and popular figure on the Portland, Maine, theatre scene.  Known especially for his work at Portland Stage and the Theater at Monmouth, Tucker's artistic journey began in Amarillo, Texas, continued at Interlochen Arts Academy, and then on to Broadway, off-Broadway, and the national regional theatre scene. In recent years he has come to call Maine his home base. (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the west coast premiere of  THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White (The Other Place), directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville.  THE SNOW GEESE will begin previews on Saturday, March 11, will open on Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 9 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Third Wheel Theatre Fest Presents a Festival of New Canadian Work
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Three theatre makers, coming from three different parts of Canada, team up to bring you an evening of three entirely different live theatrical experiences exploring perception, memory and home. (more...)

The Alliance presents THE MAGIC NEGRO AND OTHER BLACKITY BLACKNESS AS TOLD BY AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming sketch comedy show The Magic Negro and Other Blackity Blackness as told by an African-American man who also happens to be Black, by and starring Mark Kendall.  The Magic Negro is a hilarious One-Man Show that looks at representations of the African-American experience in the media.  It will run on the Hertz Stage from March 24 - April 15, 2017.  Opening night is Wednesday, March 29.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bedlam's CRY HAVOC!, Opening This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

BEDLAM presents CRY HAVOC!, written and performed by Stephan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). CRY HAVOC! officially opens on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7pm. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)

Baltimore Center Stage to Bring Soul Singer Donny Hathaway Back to the Stage in TWISTED MELODIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage will present, in association with Congo Square Theatre Company, Twisted Melodies. (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE WAR BOYS to Make New York Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Naomi Wallace's blistering play, The War Boys, will have its New York premiere at Access Theater (380 Broadway between White & Walker Streets) for a limited four-week engagement with an opening set for Saturday, March 25th at 8PM. (more...)

Back to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Tony Award nomineeTony Yazbeck will return to the Broadway production as "Billy Flynn" beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will play his final performance in the role tonight, Monday, March 13.   (more...)

Charles Dickens Lives in TO BEGIN WITH at the Historic Wesley Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, takes center stage when Hennepin Theatre Trust presents the anticipated return of TO BEGIN WITH at the Historic Wesley Center (101 E. Grant St., Minneapolis) Tuesday, March 28 to Saturday, April 15, 2017. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Ben Vereen Performs at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Join us for Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen - a show of song and dance, filled with entertainment and laughter, stories and inspiration! (more...)

Drew Gasparini Teams Up with Performer Gabi Garcia for Debut Concert at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Gabi Does Gasparini is a collaboration between awarded contemporary musical theatre composer Drew Gasparini and powerhouse performer Gabi Garcia. The evening will be presented at The Green Room 42 on April 10, and will feature brand new music from Gasparini and special guest performers. Doors open at 6:30pm for dinner and cocktails. Show starts at 8:00pm. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Ave, 4th Floor. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Announces Winners of 2017 Fringe Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Fringe Scholarships. An objective and independent committee of former Hollywood Fringe participants reviewed over 150 applications for this award. The applications were evaluated based on how much impact the production would have on the overall attraction of audience and the production's potential to increase the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of artists and audience. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Encore Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE Interview This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

This week, THEATER TALK reprises its entertaining 2008 interview with Palminteri, who shares with co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins the back story of how A Bronx Tale came to be. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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