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BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON Is The Master Parodist's Masterpiece
by Michael Dale - Sep 9, 2016

'I am not gonna let Broadway rot,' raps a rising musical theatre artist who describes himself as being 'just like a savior / With Mobb Deep misbehavior,' in Gerard Alessandrini's positively brilliant spoof of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Pulitzer winner, repackaged as SPAMILTON. (more...)

DANDY DARKLY'S MYTH MOUTH To Play UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Dandy Darkly will present a limited engagement of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit, DANDY DARKLY'S MYTH MOUTH! directed by Ian Bjorklund October 14-25 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), with performances on Friday, October 14th at 10:30pm, Monday, October 17th at 10:30pm, Tuesday, October 18th at 7pm, Thursday, October 20th at 10:30pm, Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30pm, Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm, Monday, October 24th at 7pm and Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.  (more...)

Christiane Noll, Adam Heller, Emily Skinner and Bradley Dean Couple Up in FOLLIES, Beginning Tonight at The Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time will launch The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs tonight, September 7, through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Opens 2016-17 Season on October 27 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra launches its 44th season with a concert at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. Orpheus is joined by award-winning pianist Christian Zacharias-widely known for his interpretations and recordings of Beethoven's works-for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Offers a Bouquet of Musical Delights at Washington National Opera
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 28, 2016

Legend has it there were five encores at the triumphant Viennese premiere of Mozart and da Ponte's Le Nozze di Figaro on May 1, 1786. By the same token, Washington National Opera's new production of the effervescent comic opera deserved just as many ovations. Now playing through Sunday, October 2 in the Kennedy Center Opera House, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO with Mozart's bubbly score and de Ponte's delicious libretto sparkles as bright as ever. The cast of first class singing-actors and the prime conducting skills of James Gaffigan are reason enough to take a seat for this masterpiece. (more...)

Metropolis Ensemble to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with 'Musicircus' Inspired Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Grammy Award-nominated Metropolis Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 27th with a multi-sensory party and festive concert experience throughout the Angel Orensanz Center. (more...)

Maestro Emmanuel Plasson Will Conduct Opening to Tulsa Opera's 69th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

in LTulsa Opera, one of the nation's most veteran regional opera companies and an historic incubator of rising operatic talent, announces that Maestro Emmanuel Plasson will take the podium for the opening production of its 69th Season, replacing Frederic Chaslin.  Says Greg Weber, General Director and CEO of Tulsa Opera, "We are very excited to have Maestro Plasson conducting Tulsa Opera's production of Georges Bizet's early masterpiece, The Pearl Fishers. Maestro Plasson, one of the leading French conductors of his generation, brings to Tulsa his noted eloquence and Panache for the French repertoire." (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Comes to Paramount Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Sebastian Maniscalco's WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR comes to Denver's Paramount Theatre on Saturday, 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...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Will Bring WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Tour to Hennepin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Just for Laugh's Stand Up Comedian of the Year SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO will bring his national WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Tour to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 30 at noon at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)

Metropolis Ensemble to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with 'Musicircus' Inspired Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Grammy Award-nominated Metropolis Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 27th with a multi-sensory party and festive concert experience throughout the Angel Orensanz Center. (more...)

Miranda Musical Society Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Miranda Musical Society decided it was time to bring a show to their audiences that puts the word 'comedy' firmly into 'musical comedy'. The comedic genius Mel Brooks adapted his legendarily funny film into this hilariously brilliant stage musical called 'Young Frankenstein'.  (more...)

BWW Review: BARBECUE Will Keep You Laughing as the Tale of Two Families Evolves
by Shari Barrett - Sep 18, 2016

Playwright Robert O'Hara provides the mood-setting intro for the West Coast premiere of his comedy BARBECUE now playing at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood through October 16. And while his very off-color language is shocking at first, I guarantee it will start you laughing and prepare you for the very realistic language used throughout the play. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/16; EVITA Starring Eden Espinosa, IN THE HEIGHTS in Atlanta, Patti LuPone in CA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 16, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Nashville, Atlanta, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Studio Tenn's EVITA starring Eden Espinosa, IN THE HEIGHTS in Atlanta, and Patti LuPone in concert in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Stomp Into Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock will continue its 61st Season with its Halloween production of 'Young Frankenstein: The Musical' by Mel Brooks. Show dates are October 14th-16th, 21st-23rd and 28th-30th, to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

BWW Review: A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR, Print Room at the Coronet, 15 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 16, 2016

Gary Naylor enjoys a Tennessee Williams play full of sharp dialogue, tenderness and the poignant loss of missed opportunities. (more...)

Learn a Few Things About Gran, in GRAN'S BAG - a Fun, Heart-Warming Family Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

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Review Roundup: EVITA Starring Eden Espinosa
by Review Roundups - Sep 12, 2016

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center present Evita, which opened September 9 and runs through September 18, starring Broadway diva Eden Espinosa in the title role, Anthony Crivello as Juan Peron and Ben Crawford as Che. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Stunning EVITA Makes History on Opening Night With Powerful Performances
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2016

As assured and confident as any long-running musical now - or ever, for that matter - on Broadway, the altogether worldly and completely engaging production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, playing at Andrew Jackson Hall through September 18, gives Nashville audiences the kind of exceptional theater experience they've come to expect from Studio Tenn. (more...)

Broadway's Marc Oka is Featured in Hollywood's Frankenstein - A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Obsession, Desire and Ambition explored through the eyes of a madman. Frankenstein - A New Musical with music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen, is based on the Gothic Horror Classic by Mary Shelley, and brought to life with Panache and flair. This musical follows the ill-fated life of an ambitious Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. (more...)

Broadway's Marc Oka is Featured in Hollywood's Frankenstein - A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Obsession, Desire and Ambition explored through the eyes of a madman. Frankenstein - A New Musical with music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen, is based on the Gothic Horror Classic by Mary Shelley, and brought to life with Panache and flair. This musical follows the ill-fated life of an ambitious Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. (more...)

E! Announces Premiere Date for New Series TOTAL BELLAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Two's company, three's a crowd, and these four – are just too much to handle. E! Entertainment exposes the Raw and real lives of WWE® Superstars Nikki and Brie Bella when TOTAL BELLAS spin-off of E!'s mega-hit series “Total Divas,” premieres Today, October 5 (more...)

BWW Review: Lipscomb's Cinematic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 30, 2016

There is perhaps no theme more deeply resonant in Disney's Beauty and the Beast than its treatment of the redemptive power of love to change any trouble soul - and thanks to Mike Fernandez's cinematic take on the musical theater classic and the superb leading performances of Bekah Purifoy and Scott Patrick Wilson, the new revival now onstage at Lipscomb University's Collins Alumni Auditorium has much to engage and intrigue audiences. (more...)

Williamston Theatre to Present THE NERD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is collaborating with the MSU Department of Theatre on their upcoming production, The Nerd by Larry Shue.  Performances begin Thursday, November 17 and run through Sunday, December 18.  Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Opens 2016-17 Season on Today at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra launches its 44th season with a concert at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage today, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. Orpheus is joined by award-winning pianist Christian Zacharias-widely known for his interpretations and recordings of Beethoven's works-for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents Kander and Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 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...)

Southern Rep Theatre & UNO Extend Run for Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

In response to overwhelming public demand, Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce it will extend the run for its current production, Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY, at Robert E. Nims Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center, New Orleans LA 70122. (more...)

BWW Review: The McCallum Fine Arts Academy Nose Something About CYRANO THE MUSICAL
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 24, 2016

Students of McCallum Fine Arts Academy take on the story of the swashbuckling poet Cyrano in a challenging operetta. (more...)

Kravis Center Announces Holiday Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season with seven holiday-themed shows for the whole family, along with the start on November 1 of the KravisCenter's Holiday Gift Certificate Promotion - purchase $100 or more and receive a 15 percent discount from the Kravis Center Gift Shop and Bistro Teatro Catering By The Breakers. (more...)

Review Roundup: HAMILTON Opens in Chicago!
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

HAMILTON just opened at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago (18 W. Monroe), and is currently booked through September 2017.  (more...)

Broadway's Marc Oka is Featured in Hollywood's Frankenstein - A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Obsession, Desire and Ambition explored through the eyes of a madman. Frankenstein - A New Musical with music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen, is based on the Gothic Horror Classic by Mary Shelley, and brought to life with Panache and flair. This musical follows the ill-fated life of an ambitious Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. (more...)

New York Times Best-Selling Author and Lifestyle Guru, Michael Flocker, is Back with a New Novel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

He influenced millions of men with 'The Metrosexual Guide to Style,' he outlined the path to Nirvana with 'The Hedonism Handbook,' and he skewered corporate life with 'Death by Powerpoint.' Now, he's back with a brand new novel and he wants to change your life again, this time with fiction. Says Flocker, 'Like any other work of art, a great novel should affect you viscerally. Just as you might be moved to tears by a beautiful film, or haunted by a melancholy piece of music, a novel should stimulate your thoughts and emotions. It should leave you with a new perspective or an emotional understanding that you didn't have before.' The Sound of Falling Stars is an unconventional love story that continually shifts direction, location, and even time, as layers unfold and the extraordinary connections between the past and the present, and the colorful cast of characters, are revealed. It is a sly and surprising story that illustrates how love can always come back to us, even after decades of silence, and change everything. When Martin Krumm learns that a beloved character from his childhood in Berlin has died, he returns to his mother's home in England in search of answers. But he gets a lot more than he bargained for when a series of secrets and revelations come tumbling out from the past. Disturbed by what he discovers, he embarks on a strange and twisting journey that takes him from the English countryside to the bright lights of Berlin and the winding canals and cobblestoned streets of Amsterdam. Armed with just a name and an old address, he sets out in search of someone he has never met - someone he must find if he is ever to learn the truth about the secrets that were left behind. About the Author Michael Flocker is a New York Times best-selling author whose works of non-fiction have been published in 22 countries. He has written for a variety of international magazines and newspapers, and USA Today once referred to him as 'The Oracle of Panache,' adding that his 'success bubbles up from his almost Oscar Wilde-like tone.' He has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR and the TODAY show, and he has done red carpet commentary at the Golden Globes for the E! network. He has also worked as an editorial director, a screenwriter, a photographer, an actor and a television host. This is his first novel. Contact press@michaelflocker.com for contact info, review copies, photos, etc. Book Synopsis: http://amzn.to/2dfkK3Q (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Carpenter and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Growing Stage 10/7 to 10/23
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 14, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Josh Carpenter who will play Black Stache in The Growing Stage production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher.' Directed by Stephen L. Fredericks with musical direction by Stephen Fox and choreography by Jillian Petrie, the show will be on the Netcong stage from through 10/23. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Stomp Into Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock will continue its 61st Season with its Halloween production of 'Young Frankenstein: The Musical' by Mel Brooks. Show dates are October 14th-16th, 21st-23rd and 28th-30th, to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

BWW Review: BUDDY, Belgrade Coventry, 12 October 2016
by Emma Cann - Oct 13, 2016

It seems as though every popular musician has been the subject of a jukebox musical, and so it is not surprising that the story of Buddy Holly has been explored in Buddy. Touring the UK and seen at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, this musical follows passionate, impulsive Buddy on his struggle to break free of country music and make his name as a rock and roll star, concluding with his early death in a plane crash - the day the music died.  (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: THE ROOMMATE at Everyman Theatre Gets East Coast Debut
by Charles Shubow - Nov 3, 2016

Playwright Jen Silverman demonstrates why she has received an award as an emerging playwright. (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...)

Kravis Center Announces December Lineup, Featuring AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in December with nearly two-dozen amazing productions from Broadway Tony winners to classical music superstars, from holiday-themed productions to Catskill comedians. (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...)

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: 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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