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by Jan Nargi - Sep 29, 2014

Boston's Huntington Theatre Company stages Todd Kreidler's funny yet poignant adaptation of the ground-breaking 1967 film about the hidden prejudices that surface when two liberal families are confronted with their children's desire to commit to an interracial marriage. (more...)

UM Theatre & Dance to Present CYRANO DE BERGERAC, 10/7-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The University of Montana is pleased to present Cyrano de Bergerac, the thrilling and poetic fictionalized adventures of a French dramatist and duelist, by Edmond Rostand; adapted by Ranjit Bolt. Cyrano de Bergerac runs in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on campus October 7-11 and 14-18 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 2 Showed Many Facets of Beethoven's Oeuvre
by Barry Lenny - Sep 29, 2014

Bravo maestro, bravo soloist, bravo orchestra. Such excitement, such a memorable night. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Two Muses Theatre's AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Two Muses Theatre opens its fourth season with the new musical, At the Bistro Garden. Book by Deborah Pearl. Music and lyrics by David Kole. Directed by Jules Aaron, with musical direction by Daniel Bachelis and choreography by Allyson Smith. The writer, composer and stage director have all come to Michigan from L.A. to polish up the show and work with the Michigan cast on its Midwest premiere with performances tonight, September 26 through October 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Music Director Leon Botstein to Honor Richard Strauss' 150th Anniversary at ASO Opening Celebration, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Few marriages in classical music have been more mused upon than that of Richard and Pauline Strauss. Despite her disappointment with her own musical career, and her famously sharp-tongued barbs that were frequently directed at Strauss himself and remarked upon by the likes of Thomas Beecham and Alma Mahler, the marriage not only endured but was a rock for them both. At Strauss's funeral, Pauline fell to her knees in racking cries. With all the many celebrations of Strauss's 150th anniversary in 2014, ASO music director Leon Botstein shines a light upon this central theme in the composer's life, and in his music. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cole Porter Lives at Pasadena Playhouse with KISS ME KATE
by Don Grigware - Sep 24, 2014

Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate is a timeless, delightful musical romp that can be seen again and again. It's an overblown, joyous account of two egotistical actors, once married to each other, who adore one another but just cannot be around each other very long without catastrophic, calamitous results. It's also a play within a play, as Lilli Vanessi (Merle Dandridge) and Fred Graham (Wayne Brady) are on tour essaying Katharine and Petruchio in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Above all, the silly contrived story is overshadowed by Cole Porter's divine score with some of the most glorious tunes ever composed. Kiss Me Kate is a showcase to Porter's genius. The current revival at Pasadena Playhouse, although not any better than any of the other local revivals as of late, does boast the comical presence of Wayne Brady and the stunning talent of Merle Dandridge.. (more...)

CM Performing Arts Center to Stage YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Twickenham Theatre, September 19 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a remarkable production of a classic musical, one that brings the audience right into Sweeney's shop for a shave almost too close for comfort. (more...)

Guilt & Shame to Bring GOING STRAIGHT to Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Fresh from a dazzling run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe - described by Gay Times as nothing short of genius - Guilt & Shame's wild, narrative-based sketch comedy returns to Soho Theatre to take you by storm in Going Straight. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' NOËL COWARD OFF THE RECORD Is a Gem for Scholars and Noël Coward Fans
by David Clarke - Sep 2, 2014

Noel Coward left an inedible mark on the world of theatre with his hit plays, musicals, operettas, and revues. His expansive work is studied and revered by scholars, many of whom can trace elements of modern theatrical experiences back to his brand of "wit, satire, and sentiment." Sharing this brand, Original Cast Records' release of Steve Ross' NOËL COWARD OFF THE RECORD takes listeners on a journey through Coward's lesser-known repertoire. (more...)

Jan Abrams to Bring I'LL BE SEEING YOU to the Arthur Newman Theater, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Los Angeles cabaret singer Jan Abrams will perform "I'll Be Seeing You" at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2 PM. If you can image a time when everyone gathered around the radio listening to music to take your mind off your worries for those loved ones 'over there'? Even if you can't -- you'll love this new show by Jan Abram's with acclaimed musical director Christopher Marlowe on the baby grand. (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's A Hit! TUTS' VICTOR VICTORIA Is A Winning Gem
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 19, 2014

BWW: TUTS' VICTOR VICTORY Is A Winning Gem (more...)

Candlewick Presents Books for Summer Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Peppa Pig and the Great Vacation 9780763669867 ? May 2014 ? Hardcover ? $12.99 ? 32 pages ? Ages 2-5 Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa, and George are off to the warm, sunny seaside. It's too bad Goldie the goldfish can't come along, but Granny Pig and Grandpa Pig will look after Peppa's beloved pet. There's lots to do on vacation -- send postcards, have pizza for lunch, take a nature walk, and of course go to the beach. It's a great vacation indeed, and Granny Pig and Grandpa Pig have taken very good care of Goldie. Maybe too good! Will this be Peppa's greatest vacation ever? (more...)

BWW Reviews: CABARET Boasts Outstanding Performances in an Intimate Setting at the San Pedro Theatre Club
by Shari Barrett - May 30, 2014

The San Pedro Theatre Club presents CABARET, a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The production is directed by Drew Fitzsimmons and Victoria Miller, who also choreographed, with music directed by Leslie Sharp. The intimate 78-seat theater allows the actors to interact with the audience on several occasions, making it really feel as if we are inside the small German cabaret rather than watching a show about it. (more...)

Rev Bill & The Stop Shopping Choir to Bring 'HoneyBeeLujah!' to Joe's Pub, 5/4 - 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

They take up the plight of the Honey Bee in their new campaign, HoneyBeeLujah!, which they bring to Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette St, NYC) in TheHoneyBeeLujah Show, May 4 - June 22. (more...)

Robert Mann Gallery Opens THE EMBROIDERED IMAGE Exhibition Today
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The photograph today is increasingly distanced from the handmade. With the proliferation of digitalization, seamless Photoshop retouching, and quick laser printing, pictures now more than ever are a product of the mind and the machine. In tandem, the photograph has become eminently reproducible. Yellowing silver prints and one-shot polaroids, once keepsakes saved in shoe boxes or pinned on walls, have been all but negated by online photo streams and jpegs from our iPhones. (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Bridget Barkan, John Cameron Mitchell, Echoes of Etta and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup now through June 8. Details below! (more...)

MAMA WON'T FLY to Open 6/20 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of the next show of its thirteenth season, road trip comedy, MAMA WON'T FLY. Written by three of the most produced playwrights in America, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, MAMA WON'T FLY is the third Jones Hope Wooten play to be produced at Little Fish, following THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB and THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS. (more...)

BWW Reviews : Ogunquit Playhouse Opens with GREASE
by Dan Marois - May 27, 2014

In an Ogunquit Playhouse season that will launch regional premieres of Billy Elliot, The Witches of Eastwick, The Addams Family and performances of an all time favorite, Mary Poppins, the season opener of Grease is a musical lightweight. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theater
by Barnett Serchuk - May 23, 2014

Balanchine and Massine on the same program on February 20, 2014? I can't remember that last time I saw that. I wonder if the two would approve. But there is one fundamental difference separating the two choreographers. Balanchine, even 30 years after his death, is still in the forefront of modern ballet choreography, and most of Massine's ballets have fallen into oblivion. To be honest, the only Massine ballets I have seen prior to this were Parade and The Three Cornered Hat, both of which I enjoyed. I'd like to see The Good Natured Ladies, Le Beau Danube, La Boutique Fantasque, Rouge et Noir, Choreartium and Les Presages one of these days, but the chances are very slim. As the old saying goes, keep dreaming. (more...)

PIPPIN's Charlotte d'Amboise and Terrence Mann to Host BROADWAY'S BEST IN DRAG Pageant, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

PIPPIN's Charlotte d'Amboise and Terrance Mann are set to host 'Broadway's Best in Drag' with Robert La Fosse to benefit AIDS Service Center NYC. 'Broadway's Best in Drag' will take place on Monday, June 9th at The Abrons Art Center (446 Grand Street) with open bar and raffle prizes. (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, today, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Liza Minnelli, Daisy Egan & More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

For the past ten years, Jim Caruso's Cast Party has been the ultimate place for Broadway, jazz and cabaret folks to entertain each other and the people who love them. This past week was no exception, as show business royalty poured through the doors of Birdland. Liza Minnelli, Art Garfunkle, Michael Feinstein, Daisy Egan, celebrated bassist Freebo, and Jane Monheit were all seen singing and/or cheering dozens of impromptu performances. Klea Blackhurst was hostess-with-the-mostess (as Caruso was helming the "Fiddler at 50" event at another venue) and as always, the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra (Billy Stritch, Steve Doyle and Rick Montalbano) accompanied everyone with style and musical Panache. (more...)

Robert Mann Gallery to Open THE EMBROIDERED IMAGE Exhibition, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The photograph today is increasingly distanced from the handmade. With the proliferation of digitalization, seamless Photoshop retouching, and quick laser printing, pictures now more than ever are a product of the mind and the machine. In tandem, the photograph has become eminently reproducible. Yellowing silver prints and one-shot polaroids, once keepsakes saved in shoe boxes or pinned on walls, have been all but negated by online photo streams and jpegs from our iPhones. (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, 5/21-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Southern Belles Ring True with Riverside Center's Winning STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Jeffrey Walker - May 18, 2014

Presenting the first non-musical in the sixteen-plus years of producing dinner theatre, Riverside Center's STEEL MAGNOLIAS has everything it needs to be a hit: a known play, a winning ensemble, and solid direction by well-known actress Sherri Edelen. If we gave out stars, this one deserves them all. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Now in it's 8th Annual Edition, London Burlesque Festival 2014 will be running for 11 sizzling evenings of sultry entertainment today 15-25 May, making it the largest International Burlesque Festival of it's kind! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ORDINARY DAYS at the Round House Theatre - No Ordinary Musical
by Charles Shubow - Jun 6, 2014

Baltimore composer Adam Gwon is finally given a chance to show his extraordinary talent in Maryland. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Day the Music Lived: MSMT Opens Season with The Buddy Holly Story
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 6, 2014

To witness an entire audience on its feet, joyfully clapping, singing, and dancing into the aisles, one might have imagined rocking at Woodstock rather than in picturesque college town of Brunswick, ME. But, indeed, the exuberance and energy that filled the Pickard Theatre on the Bowdoin campus was a tribute to the triumphant production of The Buddy Holly Story with which Maine State Music Theatre opened its 56th season. The jukebox musical which recounts the last three years in the life of rock legend Charles Hardin 'Buddy' Holly is, in many ways a perfect vehicle to showcase this company's strengths and its new optimistic and visionary artistic direction. Buddy features a largely youthful and hugely talented cast of music theatre singer-actor-musicians, dazzlingly production values, and demonstrates the company's ability to forge an intense connection with its audience. (more...)

Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House Presents DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS & AARON NEVILLE on 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The Grand's summer season - 'Just For The fun Of It' - will close with the soulful, free- spirited artistry of Dr. John & The Nite Trippers & Aaron Neville. With just one performance on Saturday, August 23 at 8pm, these true icons of American culture are sure to deliver an evening of high-flying entertainment! (more...)

by Review Roundups - Jun 27, 2014

Claire Forlani, Alice Sanders, Patricia Potter, Isabella Calthorpe, Charlotte Parry and Ronke Adekoluejo star in the world premiere production of Adam Bock's new play THE COLBY SISTERS OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, which opened at the Tricycle Theatre on June 19, 2014. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Tony Cross joined the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels digital media night - where guests were invited to dance, watch the show, and then quiz the stars. What did he make of it? (more...)

BWW Reviews: FADED GLORY Sparkles at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - Jun 2, 2014

It's no wonder Tim Burns won the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Award in 1974 for his first play, Faded Glory. This brilliantly crafted work is entertaining, enlightening, and irresistible. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Haunting Season Finale at Mad Horse Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 2, 2014

South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company ended its season with a poignant and ambitious production of the Tony-award-winning musical, Grey Gardens. A musical is a bit of a departure for the small theatre company and its tiny black box space, but they acquitted themselves with both substance and aplomb. Premiered in New York in 2006 with music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, and book by Douglas Wright, the play tells the heartbreaking story of Jacqueline Kennedy's reclusive aunt and cousin, whose eccentric lives descend into disarray and squalor. With a script that is part Long Day's Journey into Night and a score that is part Stephen Sondheim, Grey Gardens is laden with pathos and a bittersweet humor. The lyrics are mordant; the music through composed as an extension of the dialogue, it is a theatre piece which calls for sensitive singing-actors and a director who can plumb its depths. Fortunately, the Mad Horse Theatre has both! (more...)

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Announces 31st Season, Running 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

This summer, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival marks its 31st season in the beautiful seaside setting of Long Island's East End. The Island's longest-running classical music festival this year features 12 concerts from July 30 to August 24, featuring the signature mix of renowned and up-and-coming artists and classic and new music that has made it one of the most noteworthy summer music festivals in the country. (more...)

Sharp Empowers InfoComm 2014 Attendees To Collaborate Your Way With New Display Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

MAHWAH, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, will debut its next generation AQUOS BOARD interactive displays at InfoComm 2014, the largest professional AV show in the world. At InfoComm 2014, Sharp will also showcase future, value-added commercial displays available in a wide-range of sizes and capabilities. The booth will focus on collaboration in everyday settings and highlight how Sharp's interactive technology empowers attendees to Collaborate Your Way. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LIFE OF THE PARTY, Menier Chocolate Factory, May 30 2014
by Nick Morrison - Jun 1, 2014

Life of the Party is a rollicking evening, showcasing Andrew Lippa as a singularly talented theatre songwriter. His work and a supremely talented cast make the show a delight for existing fans of the composer and for those neophytes ready to be converted. (more...)

City Theatre Company to Stage CYRANO DE BERGERAC, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The City Theatre Company will continue its 2014 summer theatre season with Edmond Rostand's enduring masterwork Cyrano de Bergerac. A poignant and passionate portrait of Panache in 1640 Paris set against the backdrop of corrupt magistrates, bawdy ladies, and dueling musketeers. The stage adaption is by Anthony Burgess and led by guest director Jeff Hinkle. Show dates are July 18 - August 10 at City Theatre. (more...)

Perry Beekman Announces Upcoming Live Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

'As a vocalist, Perry Beekman can hold his own with any of his contemporaries. As a guitarist, Perry adds a bit of the New York Panache that elevates these classics to a new rarefied level of excellence... Perry Beekman raises his game and with that moves to the very top of the pack in the traditional jazz setting. Bewitched is about as close to perfect as you can find.' -Brent Black Critical Jazz (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Bolshoi Ballet's DON QUIXOTE
by Holly Kerr - Jul 24, 2014

The brilliant beautiful and bold Bolshoi Ballet. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PERESTROIKA Concludes ANGELS in Powerful Fashion
by Paul Hyde - Jul 24, 2014

The Warehouse Theatre has unleashed "Perestroika," and it's a powerful conclusion to Tony Kushner's two-part epic "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes." (more...)

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville to Play the Grand, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The Grand's summer season - 'Just For The fun Of It' - will close with the soulful, free-spirited artistry of Dr. John & The Nite Trippers & Aaron Neville. With just one performance on Saturday, August 23 at 8pm, these true icons of American culture are sure to deliver an evening of high-flying entertainment! (more...)

Stanton Davis and the New Orleans Sound, New Jersey Ballet and More Come to Centenary Stage for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Centenary Stage Company (CSC) is once again bringing in a variety of concerts and special events to round out their theatre season at The Lackland Center in Hackettstown. With the annual January Jazz Fest and Dance Fest celebrations, audiences can also expect an array of children's entertainment and unique musical experiences. For affordable entertainment all year long in Northwest New Jersey, CSC is the place to be. (more...)

Two Muses Theatre To Open Season With AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, 9/26-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Two Muses Theatre will be opening its fourth season with the new musical 'At the Bistro Garden.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: CABARET Sizzles and Sears in Mad Horse Theatre-Razer Entertainment's Production
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 18, 2014

The new production of Cabaret mounted by South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre together with Razer Entertainment, sizzles with tension and sears with emotion. The dark,edgy Kander-Ebb musical presented in this intimate space allows the audience identification in a manner so powerful as to make one feel he is seeing the work for the first time. Following on the heels of the hugely successful Grey Gardens, director-choreographer Raymond Marc (Ray) Dumont and the Mad Horse company have ventured for the second time this summer into musical theatre, and the results are stunning! Not only is it refreshing to hear a musical unmiked, but the fifty-seat black box allows for an experience that is up close, personal, and unsparingly gripping. (more...)

by David Clarke - Aug 13, 2014

When it comes to the annual Fringe Festival in New York City, everyone gets excited. Why? It's simple. New works! Erik Ransom's COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS enjoyed a 2011 premiere and is now having its own second coming at Fringe. With humor that ranges from tongue-in-cheek camp to witty Panache, this irreverent rock musical is sure to make your Rock of Gibraltar roll. (more...)

OWN Announces New and Returning Series for September
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the network's fall premiere schedule, which includes two new original series plus all-new episodes of returning favorites beginning this September. (more...)

Gotham Chopra to Host All-New OWN Series HELP DESK
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

HELP DESK is an all-new series hosted by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra's son (more...)

BWW Reviews: PYTHON Seen in Beach Haven
by Michael T. Mooney - Aug 12, 2014

Monty Python has stormed the beach - Beach Haven, that is - with an exceptional new production of SPAMALOT at Surflight Theatre, New Jersey's 65 year-old summer stock institution. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Known as the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music, BMOP/sound today announced the August 12th release of two new albums: Lou Harrison: La Koro Sutro, featuring Andrew Clark's hundred-voice Providence Singers and violinist Gabriela Diaz; and Scott Wheeler: Crazy Weather, showcasing the orchestral works of New England-based composer Scott Wheeler. Conductor Gil Rose leads the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) with sparkling clarity and Panache. (more...)

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