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Playwright Daniel Beaty Gives a Motivational Presentation and Signs Books at the Hartford Stage Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

Breath & Imagination playwright Daniel Beaty's national book tour makes a stop at Hartford Stage. Join Daniel for Transforming Pain to Power, a free motivational presentation and book signing today, March 8, 2014, from 2–4 p.m. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company to Stage ORPHANS, 3/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Two brothers live hand-to-mouth in an old home in North Philly. Phillip, sensitive and reclusive, never ventures out into the world. He relies on his older brother, Treat, for survival. But Treat, a violent pickpocket and thief, kidnaps a mysteriously wealthy businessman - who turns the tables on the two brothers and in a strange, hilarious and moving way, becomes their long lost father figure. (more...)

The Miracle Foundation Founder, Caroline Boudreaux, Appears on BetterWorldians Radio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

BetterWorldians Radio today announced that Caroline Boudreaux, the founder of The Miracle Foundation, was a guest on the weekly Internet radio show. BetterWorldians Radio inspires with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. The show featuring Boudreaux aired on February 27th and is now available via podcast on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (http://BetterWorldiansRadio.com). (more...)

Stewart D'Arrietta to Perform A CONCERT OF TOM WAITS SONGS at Arts Centre Melbourne, April 24 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The vaudevillian characters of Tom Waits music will come to life on stage in A Concert of Tom Waits Songs presented by Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 April 8pm, 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. After a nine-month sell-out run in New York, international cabaret star Stewart D'Arrietta will take audiences on a rollicking journey through Waits' legendary songs, accompanied by renowned Australian guitarist Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool / the Black Sorrows / Goanna), double bassist Philip Rex and drummer Danny Fischer. (more...)

'Timothy' by Linda McCarthy Shum is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Throughout history, benevolent beings known as angels have been used in all forms of religion and literature to symbolize God's eternal vigilance over his children. Indeed angels can be found in Christian, Jewish cultures where they are tasked with protecting their charges from harm. In 'Timothy,' author Linda McCarthy Shum has written a touching story of a young boy and his guardian angel. (more...)

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below! (more...)

A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Starring Frederica von Stade, Comes to the Wallis, 4/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the West Coast premiere of A Coffin in Egypt, a new chamber opera in one act, based on the play, A Coffin in Egypt by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, for three performances only April 23, 25 and 27 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. A Coffin in Egypt stars mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, one of opera's most beloved figures, whose formidable bravura has won her wide acclaim. Ricky Ian Gordon, the composer, has also composed The Grapes of Wrath, Rappahannock County, and Orpheus and Euridice. Leonard Foglia, librettist and director, directed Master Class on Broadway and Jake Heggie's Opera Last Acts. (more...)

World Premiere of REVERBERATION, ETHER DOME, KISS ME KATE and More Set for Hartford Stage's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Hartford Stage will launch its second half-century this fall with a shimmering lineup - equal parts classics and premieres - including a nod to one of Hartford's most influential moments in world history and the awe-inspiring tale of a young girl, who survives the Nazis to become a world-class pianist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Wrenching Production of ORPHANS Ignites Mad Horse Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 17, 2014

The tiny Mad Horse Theater in South Portland, Maine, has proved once again that it is capable of and committed to producing provocative, exciting, even difficult plays and doing just that with consummate style! Its latest endeavor, a gut-wrenching production of Lyle Kessler's 1983 Drama League Award-winning play, Orphans, is the most recent case in point. (more...)

Musicals Tonight to Stage Revival of Rodgers and Hart's AMERICA'S SWEETHEART, 4/1-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Musicals Tonight! continues to revive classic Broadway shows (this is our 80th) with Rodgers and Hart's America's Sweetheart from 1931. (more...)

Daniel Madigan's UNCOUTH SUBSTITUTE Wins Hartford Stage's 2014 Young Playwrights Contest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Hartford Stage announces the three winning playwrights and the play, Uncouth Substitute, to be submitted to the Young Playwrights for Change: The Anti-Bullying Project: (more...)

Three World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three world premiere productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Delightful PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Peabody Opera House
by Chris Gibson - Mar 10, 2014

Local author Ridley Pearson, along with Dave Barry, crafted an interesting 'prequel' to the story of Peter Pan with their entertaining novel PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. The stage production of this tale, written by Rick Elice, is a similarly imaginative effort that utilizes a relatively small cast, with just about everyone playing multiple roles, and a frenetic pace that captures the same qualities that distinguished the original work. An engaging touring production with a very talented cast played the Peabody Opera House this weekend (March 7-9, 2014), and it was well worth the trip. (more...)

New Novel Reveals Organized Crime and Witchcraft
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The contrast between the natural tranquility of the forest and the hectic grind of the city is stark, and the shift between the two environs was a major source of childhood trauma for author William Lightning. This chaotic dichotomy dominated his formative years as a highly imaginative young boy, and years later, it would serve as a thematic inspiration for his novel, a tale of urban fantasy titled, 'The Runaway Witch and the Laughing Bear'. (more...)

Hartford Stage Awarded CONNECTICUT AT WORK Grant to Support SOMEWHERE Community Discussion, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Hartford Stage has been awarded a Connecticut at Work grant to support the Community Panel Discussion, "Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos/as at Work," which will take place on Thursday, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

'Lessons From China' Shares Insights On Chinese Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

As more westerners travel to China for business, leisure, and humanitarian service, learning cultural norms has become a necessary and indispensable for social and economic survival and immersion. Nobody understands this more than Beau Sides, author of 'Lessons From China: A Westerner's Cultural Education' (Rutledge Publishing; paperback; April 7, 2014). (more...)

BabsonARTS to Present SPIRIT OF UGANDA, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Throughout Africa, dance and music are the 'breath of life, a philosophy that propels the performers of Spirit of Uganda, a drumming, music and dance spectacle celebrating more than 50 distinct ethnic groups that contribute to Uganda's rich culture. This diverse troupe will perform Sunday March 9 as part of BabsonARTS's debut live performance mini-series. (more...)

Soweto Gospel Choir to Perform at Holland Center, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts presents Soweto Gospel Choir at the Holland Center on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of Omaha Performing Arts' 13/14 Season. Tickets start at $20 and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, PIPPIN & More Nominated for 2014 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Nominating Committee of the Independent Reviewers of New England has just announced nominees for the 2014 IRNE Awards. The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of TheaterMirror in 1997, recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Opens Up on ORPHANS Controversy, Homophobic Accusations & Leaving Public Life in New Essay
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

In a revealing essay in New York magazine, set to hit newsstands today, actor Alec Baldwin opened up about the past year, filled with both controversy and joy over the birth of his child. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Radio Broadcasts to Feature Wynton Marsalis and More, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The March broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the Philharmonic in the World Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Prospero's Rooms; Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium"), with Joshua Bell as soloist; and Ives's Symphony No. 4 with representatives of the New York Choral Consortium. The following week Alan Gilbert and Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione will lead the Philharmonic in a performance of Stravinsky's Ragtime for 11 Instruments; Shostakovich's Tahiti Trot; Copland's Clarinet Concerto featuring Associate Principal Clarinet Marc Nuccio; and Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3) featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Part Two of Our Interview Series with the Cast of INTO THE WOODS
by Jeff Davis - Feb 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to share with you an interview series featuring the cast of Woodlawn Theatre's current production of Into the Woods. (more...)

Basement Arts to Present SEA LEGS: A NEW NAUTICAL MUSICAL, 2/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Make sure to stop by the first Basement Arts show of the season, SEA LEGS: A New Nautical Musical, with book and music by Tyler Dean and Mike Tooman. Directed by Taylor Norton, this new musical will run February 21 at 7:00pm and February 22 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. (more...)

Carolee Carmello Guest Stars in NYC Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Tonight, February 19th generous supporters will come together to celebrate the mission of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus (NYCGMC) and Youth Pride Chorus (YPC) of promoting equality through the power of song. Harmony, now in its 13th year, will be held at Affirmation Arts, a luxury venue located in Manhattan's Hudson Yards. Three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello will guest star at this year's gala. Members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus (NYCGMC) and Youth Pride Chorus (YPC) will also perform. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere Musical WITNESS UGANDA at American Repertory Theater
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 19, 2014

WITNESS UGANDA explores the American impulse to change the world. It is an electrifying production that combines stellar design elements, breathtaking choreography, and an ensemble of energetic young artists committed to telling their story. Artistic Director Diane Paulus again shows her flair for guiding a complex production and getting the best from her performers. (more...)

Matthew Lopez's SOMEWHERE to Make East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage, 4/3-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Matthew Lopez's Somewhere, the captivating, dance-filled saga of a Puerto Rican family in 1959 New York City, springs to life April 3 to May 4 in its East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage. By the author of the critically-acclaimed The Whipping Man, which garnered rave reviews at Hartford Stage in 2012, Somewhere will feature Priscilla Lopez (Morales in the original cast of A Chorus Line) and will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli, with original music by Tony Award winner Bill Sherman and choreography by Greg Graham. (more...)

USA TODAY High School Sports Begins Search For America's Best Girls High School Basketball Coach
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

USA TODAY High School Sports - the nation's top resource for high school sports news and information - today began the search for America's best high school girls basketball coach, representing USA TODAY HSS' seventh installment of its wildly popular 'Best of' contest series. (more...)

Dance Troupe Spirit of Uganda Performs at SFUAD's Greer Garson Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

Santa Fe, NM -- The international dance troupe Spirit of Uganda, produced by the nonprofit organization Empower African Children, will perform today, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Greer Garson Theatre on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD). Spirit of Uganda's artistic director Peter Kasule ('07) and its audio supervisor and assistant production manager Peter Mugga ('13) are both university alumni. (more...)

Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Guest Star on LAW & ORDER: SVU This Spring
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Variety writes that Alec Baldwin will guest star on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU this spring in his first TV acting appearance since 30 ROCK. (more...)

Playwright John Kolvenbach Attends World Premiere of His Play BANK JOB at Amphibian Stage Productions Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) opens its first main stage production of the 2014 season, Bank Job, a world premiere by award-winning playwright John Kolvenbach. Leicester Landon, Alexandra Lawrence, Michael Muller, William Earl Ray, and Marshall York will star in this comedy, running tonight, February 13 through Sunday, March 2 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Jessica Bauman will direct the production. (more...)

A LIFE OF GALILEO with Ian McDiarmid Begins 28 Feb at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title role in Roxana Silbert's celebrated production of Brecht's A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a UK tour. (more...)

TimeLine to Host Australian Playwrights for Day of Play Readings & More, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Australian Consulate, announces that it will host several of Australia's best and brightest performance writers for a day of discussion and play readings on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Host INSPIRED TO SUCCEED - CONNECTICUT LATINOS AND LATINAS AT WORK Panel, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Join the conversation at Hartford Stage for a free Community Panel Discussion, 'Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos and Latinas at Work,' will take place on Thursday, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

Spirit Voyage Releases New Album 'Kirtan Aid' to Benefit Orphans of Rishikesk
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Kirtan Aid, an initiative started by the team at Spirit Voyage and the Sat Nam Foundation, announces the release of new album 'Kirtan Aid - Orphans of Rishikesh,' available everywhere April 8th. (more...)

Seaglass Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of WAKE at Fremont Theatre Center, 4/26-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

WAKE, written by New York-based Carey Crim, will have its west coast premiere presented by LA's critically acclaimed SeaGlass Theatre company Saturday, April 26 through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the beautiful Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA, it was announced today by Ovation nominated actor and SeaGlass Theatre Managing Director Paul Stroili, along with SeaGlass Artistic Director Kimberly Van Luin. WAKE'S five all-star member ensemble will feature Nancy Berggren, Alison Blanchard, Michael Connors, Allie Costa, and Lauren McCormack. Matt Kirkwood has been set to direct. (more...)

'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Cast & Creatives Set for 92Y Event, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

92Y presents an evening with the cast and creative team behind the best-reviewed show of the season, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Robert L. Freedman (book/lyrics) and Steven Lutvak (music/lyrics) discuss the production's ten-year journey to Broadway, with performances from cast members Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, and Lauren Worsham on Sunday, May 11 at 8 pm. The original cast album is released today on Ghostlight Records. (more...)

'Lessons From China: A Westerner's Cultural Education' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Those that want to learn more about Chinese culture have a new option. Available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, 'Lessons From China: A Westerner's Cultural Education' by Beau Sides, (Rutledge Publishing), is a fictional story of a young woman who moves to China to teach English, only to discover that she has some lessons of her own to learn. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

Matthew Lopez's SOMEWHERE Makes East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Matthew Lopez's Somewhere, the captivating, dance-filled saga of a Puerto Rican family in 1959 New York City, springs to life today, April 3 to May 4 in its East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage. By the author of the critically-acclaimed The Whipping Man, which garnered rave reviews at Hartford Stage in 2012, Somewhere will feature Priscilla Lopez (Morales in the original cast of A Chorus Line) and will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli, with original music by Tony Award winner Bill Sherman and choreography by Greg Graham. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 18, 2014
by - Apr 18, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Hartford Stage Awarded CONNECTICUT AT WORK Grant to Support Today's SOMEWHERE Community Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Hartford Stage has been awarded a Connecticut at Work grant to support the Community Panel Discussion, 'Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos/as at Work,' which will take place today, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, Bryan Cranston, THE FLICK, ONCE, Andre De Shields and More Among 2014 Elliot Norton Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced over 25 nominations of actors, directors, designers and ensembles to be presented at 32nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday May 19 at The Wheelock Family Theatre. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosts INSPIRED TO SUCCEED - CONNECTICUT LATINOS AND LATINAS AT WORK Panel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Join the conversation at Hartford Stage for a free Community Panel Discussion, 'Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos and Latinas at Work,' will take place tonight, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

GSN to Premiere Season 3 of AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, 5/22
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Today GSN announced the lineup of competitors for the third season of its highest rated original series of all time, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present Tony-Winning Comedy 'VANYA AND SONIA', 5/22-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For the final show of the its 50th Anniversary Season, Hartford Stage will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - the most popular play in America this year and the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play - from May 22 to June 15. Maxwell Williams, Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director, will direct this rollicking comedy by Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Betty's Summer Vacation). (more...)

2nd Annual Pivot Arts Festival, ART MEETS SCIENCE, to Feature BAATHHAUS, The Honeypots and More, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Pivot Arts launches its second annual celebration of innovative performance events, May 28 - June 14, throughout Chicago's Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods. The PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL serves to bring audiences together for unique performance events. This year the festival's focus highlights the intersection between the performing arts and science. Tickets go on sale for "Art Meets Science" April 20, with a range of free events and entrance fees no higher than $15 per event. To purchase tickets and for complete festival information, visit www.pivotarts.org/festival or call 773.609.0782. (more...)

Elton John & More Set for OWN Documentary Series OPERATION CHANGE, 6/23
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air the 10-part documentary series 'Operation Change' premiering on Monday, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Stages Revival of Rodgers and Hart's AMERICA'S SWEETHEART, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Musicals Tonight! continues to revive classic Broadway shows (this is our 80th) with Rodgers and Hart's America's Sweetheart from 1931. (more...)

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