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Disney's MULAN Jr. & More Coming to North Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Find out what's coming to North Theatre soon! (more...)

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $21-31 and go on sale October 1 at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students.  (more...)

Full Dates Announced for MOTOWN Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder, Berry Gordy today announced the full route for the upcoming leg of the touring production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The tour will open at the Smith Center in Las Vegas following a tech/preview period in Utica, NY. The full schedule can be found below.  (more...)

BWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER a Clever Comedic Confection
by Frank Benge - Nov 21, 2016

PRESENT LAUGHTER is a 1939 comedy by Noel Coward. The play's title comes from a song in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 'present mirth hath present laughter', that urges the sense of carpe diem. Coward repeats one of his signature theatrical devices at the end of the play, where the main characters tiptoe out as the curtain falls - a device that he also used in Private Lives, Hay Fever and Blithe Spirit. The plot follows the life of self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine (Marc Pouhe) as he prepares for a theatrical tour in Africa. Amid a series of events that border on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to be with him, placate both his secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a more than slightly crazed young playwright, and overcome an impending mid-life crisis. The story has been described by Coward as 'a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics'. (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL at Arena Stage - It's Magical
by Charles Shubow - Nov 21, 2016

CAROUSEL features a superb cast, taut direction, and amazing dancing that packs a wallop.. (more...)

Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre to Stage Premiere of CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

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 (An August Bank Holiday Lark) of Edmond Rostand's classic romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac. (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Announces January-April 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall today announces its sensational new season programme, which sees the oldest grand music hall in the world boasting a variety of independent theatre productions, live music, opera and cabaret.   (more...)

Marta Sanders to Bring FOLLOW ME to the Beechman in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

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, on Thursday February 2; Saturday February 11; Thursday February 16, and Saturday February 25, all at 7pm. (more...)

Sport for Jove Theatre Company Presents 2017 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Now in it's seventh successful year of offering the Sydney independent sector an exciting, accessible and powerful voice, Sport for Jove Theatre's 2017 season is our biggest, most international and most inclusive yet. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 to Make U.S. Debut in Los Angeles This Winter; Tour to Follow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment are delighted to announce that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting 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...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Present CANADA MOSAIC for Country's Sesquicentennial
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Innovators. Renegades. Pioneers. Canadian musicians have long punched above their weight both at home and internationally. The history of music in our country is filled with bold and surprising moments. And the future is bursting with promises. (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...)

Marta Sanders to Star in FOLLOW ME at Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Celebrated nightclub singer Marta Sanders returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, in "Follow Me," her new show that was seen in a short run last year.  With Mark Nadler directing, the upcoming four-week major engagement of "Follow Me" performs on Thursday February 2; Saturday February 11; Thursday February 16, and Saturday February 25, all at 7pm. (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...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/13; FENCES in Salt Lake City, Exclusive FUN HOME in Denver, Harold Prince's CANDIDE and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

As we start our new year, we are offering a more comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which will now include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COPENHAGEN in Washington, DC, FENCES in Salt Lake City, an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of FUN HOME in Denver and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Erin Markey, Shaina Taub, Ike Ufomadu and More Join Joe's Pub Working Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public announces the new class of Joe's Pub Working Group (JPWG), formerly known as "Pub Club," the venue's artist development program dedicated to enhancing the career sustainability and growth of performing artists. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Opera Returns With A Princely CANDIDE
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2017

The opening fanfare of one of the most exhilarating overtures ever to hit Broadway signals the joyous return of New York City Opera. After financial woes threatened to pull down the curtain for good in 2013, the company that was christened in 1943 as 'the people's opera' by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia has returned with a new home and an old friend, director Harold Prince's rollicking production of Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche and Hugh Wheeler's CANDIDE. (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 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...)

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

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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Dumpstaphunk, Henhouse NYE, Bawdy Stories, Dirtwire and More at Martyrs'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

See what's going on this week at Martys'! (more...)

BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 6, 2016

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the quartet of seasonal spectres - if these characters are back in action, it must mean A CHRISTMAS CAROL has returned to spread humbug and cheer in the Kellar Family Theatre in Manassas. The resident community theatre at the Center for the Arts, Rooftop Productions, is offering their annual revival of the Dickens classic to delight audiences young and old. As a matter of fact, at the Sunday matinee I attended, there were nearly as many youngsters as grown-ups, which is a wonderful thing to see at a live theatre event. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Theatre's HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Dec 3, 2016

4 and 5 star reviews continue to float across the media as critics and audiences alike praise The Hope Theatre's 25th anniversary in-house production of Bryony Lavery's hilarious Mill's and Boon pastiche 'Her Aching Heart' since curtains rose on the 29th November. (more...)

BWW Review: Sweet Loving RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER THE MUSICAL Stops at Dolby
by Don Grigware - Dec 27, 2016

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was immortalized in the 60s TV classic of the same name and is now full-blown in an onstage touring musical called Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical. It follows the film almost to the letter with a bevy of animal characters, elves and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. It was Mrs. Donner who gave birth to Rudolph, and to protect him from the world, his family covered up his nose... but to no avail. Now with its two-day stop at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Rudolph... is a delight for children with its sugar-coated, infectiously cute little story. (more...)

BWW Review: DOT at Everyman Theatre is a Triumph
by Charles Shubow - Dec 23, 2016

Playwright Colman Domingo's play takes a touching look at family ties in West Philadelphia. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra Sublime, THE NUTCRACKER Uninspired
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2016

When the Cleveland Ballet left this area for San Jose, California, in 2000, it is rumored that the organization was over one-million dollars in debt. Lots of fingers were pointed as to why the deficit existed, but one thing is for sure, there will always be, it the minds of those who saw it, one lasting legacy of Dennis Nahat and his reign as the company's Artistic Director. From its 1979 debut, when it sold out every night of its two-week run, until its escape to the west coast, Nahat's THE NUTCRACKER reigned supreme. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

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Chip Deffaa Releases 'Irvlng Berlin Revisted' Featuring Jeremy Greenbaum, Charlie Franklin, Giuseppe Bausilio, & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rare--and in many cases, never-before-recorded--Irving Berlin love songs are the focus of Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin Revisited,' being released today.  (more...)

Short Play Festival PICK OF THE VINE to Open This Winter at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is proud to present Pick of the Vine as the first production of its all-new 2017 season.  (more...)

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