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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco to Bring 'Why Would You Do That' Tour to Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Last year's Just for Laughs' Stand Up Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco continues to bring the laughs once again to Las Vegas with a highly anticipated stop of his "Why Would You Do That" tour at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Maniscalco is scheduled to perform Sunday, October 8. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 12 at noon PT. The event is presented jointly by AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Announces Free Ticket Program for Veterans to Christina Masciotti's RAW BACON FROM POLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

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CD*NY Presents Memorial Day Weekend Contra and English Dancing Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Country Dance*New York (CD*NY) is presenting a Contra & English Country Dance Extravaganza on Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 26 & Saturday, May 27, 2017) with live, high energy, unconventional, super psychedelic music by the six talented young musicians of Giant Robot Dance, considered among the best and most exciting contra dance bands in the U.S. (more...)

Odyssey Opera to Present Rare, Oscar Wilde-Inspired Gilbert & Sullivan Work
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Described as 'one of the East Coast's most exciting and best opera companies (The Arts Fuse),' Odyssey Opera completes its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Performs Rare Gilbert & Sullivan Work 6/2-3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Described as “one of the East Coast's most exciting and best opera companies (The Arts Fuse),” Odyssey Opera completes its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. For two nights, Odyssey Opera presents a fully-staged performance of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert's early hit, Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride (1881). Inspired by the aesthetes of Victorian England of the late 1800s, this two-act comic opera delves into the world that Wilde skewered with his pen. Directed by Frank Kelley, with conductor Gil Rose and full orchestra and chorus, Patience welcomes back several Odyssey Opera alumni to the stage including Aaron Engrebreth (baritone) as Reginald Bunthorne and Sara Heaton (soprano) as Patience.  (more...)

BWW Review: Cautionary TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by Roger Catlin - May 17, 2017

Ian Merrill Peakes begins and ends his role as 'Timon of Athens' standing in the center of Folger Shakespeare Theatre's stage. At the start, he's basking in his glory as a prosperous master of the universe, happily dispersing his gold; in the end he's alone, torn down, penniless emotionally, at the mercy of gods, or fate, or something quite different than the riches that once defined him. (more...)

Return to Castle Rock in Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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Armitage, Buglisi, Monte, and Muller Join Forces for Shared Program Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Elisa Monte Dance, and Jennifer Muller/The Works join forces to present a series of five Shared Program Performances featuring 6  Pieces –  3 Premieres – and 35 Dancers. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host 'MAKING IT WORK' Seminar on Sharing Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday May 20th, 2017. (more...)

Theater J Announces New Summer Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

They're back! The ladies of The Kinsey Sicks are throwing down their sequined gloves and itching for a fight in Things You Shouldn't Say, their most personal--and political--show ever.  It plays at Theater J for a limited run July 19-30, 2017. Full of their signature Panache, hilarity and perfect harmonies, this all new show takes a searing journey into Trumpism, racism, AIDS, giraffes, Bette Midler, oblong vegetables, and much, much more.  (more...)

Magic Shows For Kids and Grown-ups Come to Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Fresh from their appearance on ITV 1's The Next Great Magician, and sell-out seasons in 2015 and 2016 at the Edinburgh Fringe and on the London Southbank the time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are off to Greenwich Theatre next month (Wed 5 April) with two critically acclaimed magic shows for kids and grown-ups. (more...)

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICE
by Herbert Paine - Mar 28, 2017

If, perchance, you had never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, you'd be none the worse for the delight you'd glean from Southwest Shakespeare Company's scintillating and brainy production of PRIDE@PREJUDICE, Daniel Elihu Kramer's clever modernization of the 1813 classic. (more...)

Monster of All Parodies, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, to Play Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein.  (more...)

BWW Review: MASTER CLASS at Brick Road Theatre
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - Mar 25, 2017

'Domination. Collaboration. Assets. Know your limitations.   Never move your hand, unless your heart follows it. Just listen.  Everything is in the music.'  I first read these words in the Terrence McNally play when I was a vocal performance major in college, experiencing a vocal master class weekly as part of my studies.   These words are now  ruminating through my mind since seeing the sublime and powerful production of Master Class at Brick Road Theatre Thursday evening.  (more...)

Spencer Ludwig's New Single 'Diggy' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Show-stopping and stylish singer, songwriter, and trumpeter Spencer Ludwig is currently on tour with Warner Bros. Records (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Hits The Bullseye!
by Herbert Paine - Mar 17, 2017

I daresay that Phoenix Theatre's current production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the musical highlight of the 2016-2017 theatre season. It is vintage Michael Barnard, full directorial guns blazing with a keen eye for the best in top-notch craftsmanship and splendid theatricality. His stellar cast, featuring some of the most versatile song-and-dance performers in the Valley of the Sun is locked and loaded for a volley of high-powered performances in a series of spirited numbers that are guaranteed to create a perpetual smile. (more...)

BWW Review: Filter Theatre's Outrageously Musical TWELFTH NIGHT Sparks Roars of Laughter
by Shari Barrett - Mar 16, 2017

Directed by Filter Theatre's Sean Holmes, with music and sound by Tom Haines and Ross Hughes, TWELFTH NIGHT is a ferocious reimaging of Shakespeare's classic comedy where nothing onstage is hidden and everything is revealed, from cables, costumes, props and more. Six actors, together with two musicians (Alan Pagan & Ross Hughes), perform all the various roles, often interacting directly with the audience as they run up the aisles or take seats next to surprised audience members, several of whom are called up onstage to participate in the show's outrageous antics. And be prepared to enjoy and pass along large boxes of delivery pizza when prompted to do so by the cast. (more...)

Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4, a three-day festival in which four of the world's foremost string quartets will perform the work of prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer William Bolcom, along with music by a wide variety of other composers, from Mozart to Dizzy Gillespie. (more...)

Spencer Ludwig Rleases Official Video for New Single 'Diggy'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Los Angeles-born, trumpeter, singer, producer and dancer is back with a funky new video for his funky pop hit, 'Diggy'. Co-written by RedOne and Robin Thicke, ''Diggy' introduces Spencer's funky, fierce, and fiery sonic strut. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at CentreStage Orewa
by Monica Moore - Mar 10, 2017

Bravo to CentreStage Theatre company for their choice of show. Writers Dempsey and Rowe have provided a wealth of witty and tuneful material which, combined with some clever staging and talented performers results in a refreshing night of entertainment. (more...)

Xian Zhang Leads New Jersey Symphony in 2017-18 Season - Jason Alexander, Pianist Jeremy Denk and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang announce the Orchestra's classical, pops and family programs for the 2017-18 season, Zhang's second as the Orchestra's critically acclaimed artistic leader. The NJSO brings a diverse range of compelling programs to six venues across the Garden State, with highlights including classical masterworks, a Winter Festival celebrating foreign artists and composers who found creative inspiration on America's welcoming shores, film-with-orchestra presentations of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and music- and comedy-filled performances with Tony Award-winning star Jason Alexander. (more...)

ENTRANCE Debuts New Single 'Always The Right Time' + Announces 2017 U.S. Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Los Angeles based musician Guy Blakeslee aka ENTRANCE, is excited to announce that this April, he will be hitting the road with his band to embark on their first tour of the year in support of his forthcoming album, Book Of Change (more...)

SISTER ACT Opens at Arkansas Rep, Thru 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Sister Act opens at the Arkansas Rep, January 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Early Legends of Rock and Roll Light Up the Stage in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Jan 27, 2017

Four towering music legends live on in a rousing, tune-filled walk down memory lane at Fredericksburg's Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. Fans of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins need look no further than the retrospective musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, now bringing audiences to their feet through March 5. (more...)

LiveConnections Celebrates Black History Month With Innovative Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

LiveConnections, Philadelphia's collaborative music-making nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live, is hosting a series of unique and innovative programs throughout the month of February that celebrate Black History Month through education programs, live performance, and more. (more...)

BWW Review: [GAY] CYMBELINE at Theatre Prometheus
by Hannah Landsberger - Jan 16, 2017

Theatre Prometheus's [gay] Cymbeline is a treat. The company presents one of Shakespeare's most complicated plays with Panache, humor, and modern relevance. (more...)

The Michelin Guide Honors Le Clarence with Two Stars!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Northern Broadsides are set to start off their 25th anniversary year by joining forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, to stage Cyrano, a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew (the UK Theatre Award and Manchester Theatre Awards winning An August Bank Holiday Lark) of Edmond Rostand's classic romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Stephen King and Richard Chizmar Return to Castle Rock in Gwendy's Button Box, a Brand New Novella from Cemetery Dance Publications
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room Announces March Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room is feeling lucky this March! Marvelous entertainers and singers will grace the stage all month long, creating an unforgettable experience. This month's performers include Mark Nadler 'Cole Porter After Dark', Gabrielle Stravelli, Kathy 'Babe' Robinson, Bob Egan (for his Bob Egan Showcase) and, Michael Richard Kelly. Additionally, the dynamic duo, Eddie Bruce and Paula Johns, are set to perform March 29, 30 and 31.  Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges and minimums in The Celebrity Room. (more...)

The Wallis Presents the West Coast Debut of Filter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two worlds collide in Filter Theatre's infectiously funny and irreverent take on Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's lyrical comedy of romance, satire and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Complete Works Festival, Filter Theatre's Twelfth Night combines dynamic narrative drive with a dynamic rock 'n' roll score played live onstage. Performances begin Tuesday, March 14 and it will perform through Sunday, March 19. (more...)

LiveConnections Celebrates Black History Month With Innovative Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

LiveConnections, Philadelphia's collaborative music-making nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live, is hosting a series of unique and innovative programs throughout the month of February that celebrate Black History Month through education programs, live performance, and more. (more...)

Spencer Ludwig to Support Bebe Rexha on North American Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Show-stopping and stylish singer, songwriter, and trumpeter Spencer Ludwig will support Warner Bros. Records label-mate and pop disruptor Bebe Rexha on tour this Spring (more...)

Marta Sanders to Bring FOLLOW ME to the Beechman in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The nightclub singer Marta Sanders follows her memorable Cabaret Convention appearance (she closed the Stephen Sondheim tribute with a soul-bearing 'I'm Still Here') with an encore of her latest show, 'Follow Me,' in February. The four-week major engagement performs at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, today February 2; Saturday February 11; Today February 16, and Saturday February 25, all at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BroadHollow's SHE LOVES ME
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 15, 2017

BroadHollow's latest offering, the multi Tony winning musical She Loves Me, boasts a superb ensemble cast that wonderfully delivers this sugary-sweet production with Panache. Well, mostly sugary-sweet… there are some tense moments peppered throughout. Running through February 26th at their BayWay Theatre in East Islip (then continuing to their Elmont location), this incarnation is excellently directed by Bobby Kabat. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 Kicks Off U.S. Tour in Los Angeles Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment have announced that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting tonight, February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL at Actors' Playhouse - Oh, But I Do Love You, Richard and Oscar
by Roger Martin - Feb 13, 2017

...open their revival of 1945's CAROUSEL in a swirl of brilliant costumes, glorious singing, dancing and music from show business heaven. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Olney Theatre Center - It's Just Plain Delicious!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 10, 2017

Stephen Sondheim musical is given an exceptional production with a superb cast. (more...)

Christina Masciotti to Debut RAW BACON FROM POLAND at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti's newest work, Raw Bacon from Poland. (more...)

April Entertainment at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

pring has sprung at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room with April's lively entertainment lineup! This month's performances (in order of appearance) include Jonathan Karrant, Courtney Day, Paula Johns "Happy Birthday Ella", Bob Egan (for his Singer's Showcase), Michael Richard Kelly with a special birthday celebration weekend for Dino Kelly-Cataldi and, the last weekend in April features Jeffrey Coon. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. There is Saturday and SundayBrunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 with a new and exciting bar menu. and soon dining al fresco with outdoor bar and lounge area will be open. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges and minimums in The Celebrity Room. (more...)

East London Dance's Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund awards six outstanding dance creatives at the 2017 Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit, hosted by East London Dance. (more...)

May Entertainment Announced at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

April showers bring May flowers, but Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room brings outstanding entertainment to the stage all month long in May! First, Michael Richard Kelly honors pays tribute to an icon with "Songs of Judy Garland" on May 5 and 6. (more...)

Yellow Claw Unveil 'City on Lockdown' Music Video ft. Juicy J + Lil Debbie
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

YELLOW CLAW has released the music video to their trap single “City on Lockdown,” which features a collaboration with rappers Juicy J and Lil Debbie. (more...)

Can Can's Chris Pink Named Mayor of Pike Place Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With great excitement, Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret today announced that its artistic director and founder Chris Pink has been named the new Mayor of Pike Place Market. A tradition decades old, Mr. Pink is the third Mayor in the succession and was selected by leaders within the Pike Place Market vendor family, including the very first Mayor, for his keen eye for fun and spectacle, and ability to accent the true wonders that make up the world-famous destination. (more...)

Review Roundup: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens its Doors - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 23, 2017

The factory is open! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially takes on Broadway tonight. (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Comes to Paramount Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Sebastian Maniscalco's WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR comes to Denver's Paramount Theatre today, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30th at 10 AM, one day in advance of the premier of his highly anticipated SHOWTIME special of the same name.  Tickets are $39.75 - $59.75 with a limited number of VIP tickets available at $250, and can be purchased online at AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at 303-893-TIXS. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. Presents Mel Brooks' Instant Classic YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein. Presented by Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company's all student NEXTStage Repertory,Young Frankenstein will run April 27 through May 7 in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performance Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Attempts to Open on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 2, 2017

The Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End comedy, which officially began performances Thursday, March 9, opens on Broadway today, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I: Still Something Wonderful
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2017

The National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I brings its parade of adorable children, a pair of star-crossed lovers, an imperial ruler, and a strong-willed, warm-hearted educator to the Boston Opera House through April 23rd. One of the grande dames of the 1950s, THE KING AND I retains its exalted place in the R & H pantheon, thanks to the artistry of Director Bartlett Sher, a songbird by the name of Laura Michelle Kelly, and a flawed King of Siam for our times, Jose Llana. (more...)

April Entertainment Continues at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Spring has sprung at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room with April's lively entertainment lineup! This month's performances (in order of appearance) include Jonathan Karrant, Courtney Day, Paula Johns "Happy Birthday Ella", Bob Egan (for his Singer's Showcase), Michael Richard Kelly with a special birthday celebration weekend for Dino Kelly-Cataldi and, the last weekend in April features Jeffrey Coon. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. (more...)

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