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The Tony Award-winning musical drama Parade features the true story of Leo Frank’s trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta. Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade. Alfred Uhry’s award-winning book and Jason Robert Brown’s rousing, colorful and haunting score illuminate a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension. Isolated from the world, Leo develops a new and deeper love for his wife, who tirelessly crusades for his freedom. Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair) directs this compelling and provocative tale of justice miscarried, revealing a country at odds with its declarations of equality. Tony-Award nominee Euan Morton stars as Leo Frank. Parade is a co-production with Theater J and is presented in association with the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.


BWW Review: Maestro Ling Bids Farewell in Moving Final Performance as Music Director of San Diego Symphony
by Ron Bierman - May 28, 2017

The improvement during Jahja Ling's 13-year tenure as conductor and music director has been extraordinary. Friday's performance of the last program before his retirement confirmed that with an exclamation point. In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart Â… I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart Â… I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart Â… I want my last season to show my love for the people.' (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. Parade will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Awards Largest Scholarship Pool in its History
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Board of Directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) honored five leaders in Education at their annual Education Leadership Awards, which took place on May 25th at the Time Warner Center in New York City.   The NPRDP also awarded 100 scholarships to college-bound students of Puerto Rican descent. The total scholarship pool awarded was $200,000, the largest in the Parade's history, which fulfills a goal the Board set back in 2014, as a result of their commitment to support academic achievement. Scholarship recipients represented 17 states and Puerto Rico. (more...)

Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals to Feature THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO and 13 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Following their triumphant sold-out gala fundraising concert of The Color Purple last Sunday featuring major stars from shows including Dreamgirls, the British Theatre Academy today announces a double bill of musicals this summer at London's Ambassadors Theatre. (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Gilbert Baker at Castro Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag (known affectionately as "The Gay Betsy Ross"), which became the international symbol for the LGBT community, died on March 31, 2017 in NYC. (more...)

Photo Flash: World War I Doughboys Raise Flag at Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

World War I Doughboy reenactors raised flag at the Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park to mark the restoration of the monument yesterday, May 25. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Camden Rocks Festival Announce Stage Times & Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Camden Rocks Festival have revealed full line-up details for the June 3rd all-day event, and announced a special Kraken Sounds Stage to be held in the Camden Market Amphitheatre, featuring acoustic performances and open to all, free of charge. (more...)

BWW Review: WOYZECK, Old Vic
by Jenny Gilbert - May 25, 2017

The very survival into the 21st century of an unfinished play written by a 23-year-old in 1836 is an extraordinary thing, made more extraordinary by the grimness of its subject. Even to call Georg Buchner's text a play - 'the world's first working-class tragedy' - is a bit of a stretch. (more...)

Jim Andralis and the Syntonics to Play Joe's Pub This June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Miami Herald called singer-songwriter Jim Andralis' Your Dying Wish Come True 'one of the best solo debut discs of the year.' Since its release last March, Julie DeLano, Leslie Graves, Susan Hwang and Jessie Kilguss have been adding their lush harmonies to his NYC performances. June 13th will be their first official appearance as The Syntonics. (more...)

Media Theatre Presents ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'Always, Patsy Cline' is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern. Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Miami Music Festival Launches Second Season of Miami Wagner Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Miami Music Festival (MMF) is proud to announce the second season of their prestigious Miami Wagner Institute, welcoming Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and returning bass-baritone Alan Held to MMF's team of internationally acclaimed faculty, to teach and perform with eight rising dramatic stars. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez and Tony Desare to Join Philly POPS for Free Concert at Independence Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Acclaimed Theatre Producer James Bierman Appointed New Chair of Little Angel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Little Angel Theatre announce the appointment of new Chair James Bierman.  He takes over the role from Sophie Clissold-Lesser. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

2017 Washboard Music Festival to Celebrate Appalachian Heritage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The streets in downtown Logan, located in heart of the Hocking Hills, will come alive with the annual Washboard Music Festival on June 15-17, 2017. Folks planning to attend the festival during Fathers' Day weekend are encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and join along with the unique style of toe tapping music that will be performed throughout the festival. (more...)

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 2017 Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) - one of this country's premiere summer training programs for young musicians - announces its 2017 programs and events today. (more...)

FORMULA ONE MONACO GRAND PRIX to Air This Sunday on NBC
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

 NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, one of the world's most iconic racing events, from picturesque Monte Carlo, this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC. The F1 Monaco Grand Prix will highlight NBC Sports Group's comprehensive “Biggest Day in Motorsports” coverage, spanning Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and NASCAR. (more...)

New Big Band to Premiere 7/4 on the Parkway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and Parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

BWW Feature: Douglas Anderson's SPRING MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE at the DuBow Theatre
by Heather Vollman - May 22, 2017

With tear stained cheeks, the 2017 graduating Musical Theatre class at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts took their final bows in the DuBow Theatre last Thursday night at the Spring Musical Theatre Showcase, directed by David Loudermilk. In his first year at Douglas Anderson, Loudermilk directed a phenomenal performance of Parade in the fall, which was met with high acclaim and appreciation, and set the tone for a diverse and compassionate season. (more...)

Loisaida Festival Celebrates 30 Years of New York's Puerto Rican and Latino Roots
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Loisaida, Inc. is proud to announce the 30th Annual Loisaida Festival, Sunday, May 28th, from 11am to 5pm along Loisaida Avenue (Avenue C) from 6th to 12th Street. This year the Festival celebrates three decades as the largest public open-air event in Lower Manhattan dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican and Latinx culture, deeply rooted in Loisaida - Spanglish for the Lower East Side. (more...)

Aaron Galligan-Stierle to Star in PARADE at Finger Lakes Muscial Theatre Festival; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) will produce Jason Robert Brown's Tony Award winning musical drama, Parade this summer. The show runs July 5 through July 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

ROMANZA Announces June Gathering
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Romanza St. Augustine's June Gathering will be held on Tuesday, June  13, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Jaybird's Restaurant, 2600 N. Ponce de Leon Ave., Uptown St. Augustine. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar offering selections from their full bar will be available. (more...)

Special Olympics Georgia Host 2017 State Summer Games at Emory University
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Special Olympics Georgia today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 2017 State Summer Games, which is set to take place at Emory University May 19 May 21. As the largest State Games of the year, the 2017 State Summer Games will provide competition for athletes in aquatics, athletics, flag football, gymnastics, soccer, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. (more...)

The Hollywood Museum Announces Fourth Annual Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce its 2017 salute to the LGBTQ community's contributions to the entertainment industry. The fourth annual "REAL to REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood" exhibit, in partnership with Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O'Farrell, is an educational, entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBTQ images in film, TV, new digital platforms featuring costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery all telling the story of the milestones and influence that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern-day representations. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

Michael Grandinetti Returns for Fourth Season of Hit CW Series MASTERS OF ILLUSION
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Returning as one of the featured performers on The CW's hit series MASTERS OF ILLUSION, Grandinetti, who has been named by Entertainment Weekly as 'a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience' and by Hidden Remote as 'a fan favorite', is aiming to top his past performances in all three season (more...)

Circus Showcase 2017 CIRCOSIS: LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, the phenomenal imagination, athleticism and humour of Australia's next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Circosis: Left Brain, Right Brain, a two-part production of elite-level circus. Set in a world where obsession is the norm, the graduate showcase performances range from the poignant and evocative, to the flamboyant and outright absurd. (more...)

The Accidentals Embark On Extraordinary Odyssey With Sony Masterworks Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of ODYSSEY, the extraordinary label debut album from The Accidentals. ODYSSEY – which includes the genre-defying first single, 'KW' – is available for preorder in June. The powerful opening track, 'Memorial Day' is available today. (more...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane and More Set for NYFA's Faculty Show at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are still available! (more...)

DreamBIG Children's Festival Starts Today
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Around 1700 excited South Australian school children from 23 schools will Parade across the Adelaide Riverbank Footbridge today to kick start the 2017 DreamBIG Children's Festival, which runs until 27 May with a huge selection of performances, workshops, exhibitions, activities and much more for kids of all ages. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

Big Apple Circus Welcomes New Ringmaster, Return of Grandma
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The search is over! Producers Big Top Works have announced that Ty McFarlan will be the new ringmaster for the 40th Anniversary season of the BIG APPLE CIRCUS. (more...)

OLD, FAT & F*CKED! NOW WHAT? to Debut at Montreal Fringe This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

How do you grow old and fat when you are a gay man living in a community where being young and slim is the official standard of attraction? Puelo Deir's latest comedic show tackles this struggle with humour, wit, and raunchy autobiographical anecdotes. (more...)

Brazilica's Carnival Queen Competition to Return to PANAM for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Brazilica has announced that its 10th annual Carnival Queen Competition will be returning to PANAM on Liverpool's Albert Dock this July! (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

The LOFT LGBT Community Center to Host 3rd Annual Pride Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The LOFT LGBT Community Center -- The current climate of adversity facing the LGBT community has only made us stronger, prouder, and more committed than ever to the continued advancement of LGBT rights. Every June, our worldwide community is extra OUT, LOUD, and PROUD by celebrating LGBT Pride with marches and festivals, renewing our commitment to being and remaining visible. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicholas Edwards, Ari McKay Wilford, Natascia Diaz and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story comes to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Celebrate Pride Month with The Valkyries: BADASSES ON BIKES
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A new play inspired by the real life biker club, The Sirens of NYC (the biker gang that leads the Pride Parade in NYC each year), "The Valkyries: Badasses on Bikes" is a touching story concerning queer and trans characters forming their own biker club. "The Valkyries: Badasses on Bikes" performs Wednesdays at 8pm, through June 28, 2017, at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Please visit www.gorillatango.comor call 773-598-4549 for tickets and information. (more...)

Midnight Theatricals to Present World Premiere of S. Asher Gelman's AFTERGLOW
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. (more...)

Molly Pope Returns to Joe's Pub for Live Album Taping, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Critically-acclaimed cabarettist MOLLY POPE returns to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater with her show 'An Audience with Molly Pope' for a live album recording on Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 PM. Drawing from a catalogue of recontextualized pop, theater and standards, the 'viscerally thrilling alto' (Time Out New York) wryly constructs and deconstructs herself with her signature neo-retro style.  Part concert, monologue, sing-a-long and heart-to-heart, she echoes the heyday of Greenwich Village nightclubs in a current context. Ms. Pope's 'powerhouse vocals and sassy wit' (Out.com) paint the madcap picture of a 21st century singer with the band. Tedd Firth will lead an all-star five-piece band. You are all cordially invited to 'An Audience with Molly Pope.' (more...)

VIDEO: See Nicholas Edwards and More in Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the new trailer below! (more...)

Er macht nochmal den TIME WARP! Sky du Mont als Erzähler in Richard O'Brien's ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Marcel Konrath - May 16, 2017

Sky du Mont gehort mittlerweile so fest zu RICHARD O'BRIEN'S ROCKY HORROR SHOW wie die lautstarken Kommentare des Publikums, die er als Erzahler der schragen Show virtuos parieren darf. Wenn ab dem 3. Oktober die Tournee des absoluten Kult-Musicals durch Deutschland, Italien, Ă–sterreich und die Schweiz startet, wird er erneut die Rolle des Erzahlers ubernehmen und als schlagfertiger Gentleman begeistern: in den Theatern von Koln, Bremen, Hamburg, Wien, Essen, Mannheim, Dortmund, Oberhausen, Berlin, Munchen, Frankfurt, Hannover und Dusseldorf. (more...)

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArts
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will present "Little Boy Lost: One Child's Story of Life Behind Bars," a collaborative work that amplifies the voices of incarcerated youth through the story of 20-year-old Miami native Damien Duncan. The performance is part of YoungArts' celebrated Outside the Box series, which engages the community with free, multidisciplinary performances that take place outside of the iconic Jewel Box on the YoungArts Plaza. (more...)

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