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SORROW AND PEARLS Come to Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Teatro Paraguas and Red Mountain Press are proud to present Jeffery Bean and Marc Hudson reading from their book. Jeffery Bean will be reading from Woman Putting on Pearls and Marc Hudson will be reading from East of Sorrow. This reading is a continuation of our work with Red Mountain Press and the New Mexico literary community. (more...)

BWW Review: The Klunch's LAURA BUSH KILLED A GUY
by Roger Catlin - May 8, 2017

Lisa Hodsoll emerges as fully First Lady in The Klunch world premiere 'Laura Bush Killed a Guy.' She's got that soft West Texas accent, the omnipresent smile as shiny as her Pearls, a cream colored ensemble, and poise to burn. (more...)

New Musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire Tapped for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. (more...)

Curtain Up: New Works for the Stage at Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, and for nearly four decades has creatively supported projects including Indecent, Appropriate, Fun Home and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

BWW Review: Savor Skylight's Exceptional SWEENEY TODD
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 31, 2017

Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street arrived at the Skylight Music Theatre last weekend to dazzle audiences with the American songwriter's brilliant, exquisite lyrics and melodies complimented by Hugh Wheeler's book.  A story resurrected from an old three penny publication titled 'String of Pearls' adapted from a 1976 Christopher Bond play retells dark, almost demonic yet ultimately redemptive tale revealing the horrors of revenge and the power of love through this award winning musical with songs such as "Johanna," "Pretty Women," and "By the Sea."  (more...)

Sadie's Pearls Celebrates Three Generations Of Family And The Wisdom Passed From Mother To Daughter
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Granite Theatre
by Barb Burke - May 27, 2017

It takes a true professional-both musical and comedic- to assault some of opera's most beloved arias and make it entertaining. In the Granite Theatre's production of Souvenir, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the joke never gets old. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elena Shaddow Takes Flight in Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS!
by Caryn Robbins - May 24, 2017

Broadway veteran Elena Shaddow takes on the title role in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical, MARY POPPINS. Today, Ms. Shaddow speaks exclusively with BWW about stepping into the iconic shoes of everyone's favorite nanny! (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

Nicki Minaj, Future and Ashley Graham Wore Custom H&M at The Met Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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The Soap Factory and Mizna to Co-Present ALIEN TECHNOLOGY II
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The all-night Twin Cities art festival Northern Spark returns once again with the theme of climate change, this year running all along the Green Line. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Embassy of Haiti in Washington DC launches new exhibit 'Pearls of Excellence: An Exploration of Haitian Contributions to American Society'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Will Downing to Bring Mother's Day Celebration to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

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Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

Turnaround Artists to Bring the 1940s to The Playhouse with IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

IN THE MOOD, A 1940s Big Band Music Revue presented by Turnaround Artists will appear at The Playhouse on Rodney Square for two shows on Thursday, April 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM. (more...)

Nasty Drew is Back with Special Guest Latrice Royale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

'Raunchy Romeo of Burlesque' Chris Harder presents the latest installment of his drag and burlesque series at the Laurie Beechman Theater! (more...)

42 Percent of British Businesses Look Overseas Following Brexit Vote,...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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Gametop Starts 2017 with Two Exclusive Games and a Steam Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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Photo Flash: THE LITTLE MERMAID with a Big Heart at Literally Alive Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

In 1837 Hans Christian Anderson wrote his most beloved tale "The Little Mermaid".  180 years later she is still swimming her way into the hearts of young and old.  On February 26th, Literally Alive Theatre opened their Off-Broadway musical adaptation of this classic tale with books and lyrics by Brenda Bell and music by Michael Sgouros at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street (between Bleeker and West 3rd) in Manhattan.  Their adaptation is true to the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, unlike the Disney version, which has a different ending.  "We tell the story in its original form" says Artistic Director Brenda Bell, "We believe that the true ending shows children that every wish has a price and that love comes with many sacrifices." (more...)

VIDEO: Leighton Meester, Blake Griffin & Dominic Monaghan Visit JAMES CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden surprised Blake Griffin with the gift of a lifetime: a day-long session with James as his life coach. (more...)

MargOH! Channing to Return to Pangea for Encore of HUNG This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

2014 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 at 9:30PM. (more...)

2017 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing Returns to Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

2017 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 9:30PM . (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Host WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Reading of SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1 at 5 pm, the Williamstown Theatre Festival will host a WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Play Reading of Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond at the Clark Art Institute.  The reading will be directed by WAM's Artistic Director, Kristen van Ginhoven. Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Present HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSE PASTIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Harry Potter has been celebrating his birthday with the fine folks of Hotsy Totsy Burlesque for many years now... so why should this year be any different? Nothing ever goes wrong when Harry, Hermoine and the rest show up... (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 29, 2017
by - Jun 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: MY COUSIN RACHEL at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Jun 20, 2017

My Cousin Rachel is a nice costume melodrama and will be enjoyed by many. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens 7/14 at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Lauren Gunderson's I and You in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from June 28 through July 9, 2017. The production is directed by WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. (more...)

BWW Review: BPO BROADWAY COMEDY TONIGHT! at KLEINHAN'S MUSIC HALL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 12, 2017

Broadway Trio Joins BPO for a COMEDY TONIGHT! The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pop Series concluded with a robust program entitled BROADWAY COMEDY TONIGHT! Packed with gems from Broadway's hey day to present day blockbusters, the varied program allowed it three soloists to shine. (more...)

Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas Celebrates Five Successful Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay's Las Vegas empire began five years ago with Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, and to celebrate the award-winning restaurant's momentous anniversary, a special five-course anniversary menu will be available from today, Thursday, June 1 to Friday, June 30. (more...)

Alternative Music Festival to Take Place in One of the Oldest Forests in Europe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

You might have never heard of Anyksciai - but if you are ever thinking of visiting Lithuania - it is a must-visit destination for those seeking unique travel adventures or looking to discover creative and compelling alternative music. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Sandra Hale
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to Sandra Hale about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Self Helpless. (more...)

Motown, Comedy, Magic and More Coming Up at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theatre has announced its upcoming special shows. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 10, 2017

Not every new musical can be a HAMILTON, but that's exactly what makes the eclectic genre of American musical theatre thrive and bloom. However, there are a few necessary, key ingredients in creating musical theatre magic, including relatable principal characters and some heartfelt showtunes. And, although Dallas Theater Center's efforts to produce an edgy new musical based on the Robin Hood folklore don't ever get past the surface of the legendary story, there's still something irresistible about being in the room where a new work is being created. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

'Twelve Gates' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

NIXA, Mo. - According to author Alan Curtiss Stoltz, the Bible, the sacred book that contains the word of God, is much maligned in today's culture. 'Twelve Gates: Twelve Pearls' (published by Xlibris) is Stoltz way of fulfilling the great commission to write about spreading the actual gospel to the people. (more...)

Reimagined MACBETH, 360-Degree WILD PARTY, World Premieres and More Set for DCPA's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the 39th season of their Tony-Award winning Theatre Company and the largest season to date for their unconventional line of programming, Off-Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's I AM MY OWN WIFE Showcases Matthew Alvin Brown's Multifaceted Skill
by Ronn Burton - Apr 3, 2017

Lyric Theatre continues its 2017 Season with the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning I AM MY OWN WIFE, a one-man show starring familiar Lyric performer Matthew Alvin Brown. Brown portrays over 30 characters, utilizing a myriad of accents and dialects, to tell the engrossing true story of of a 20th Century antique collector, who also happened to be a communist informant, secret gay nightclub owner, and self-proclaimed transvestite. This story is an important one - especially significant with transgender rights being so politicized at the moment; yet in Brown and Baron's capable hands, a veritably entertaining evening at the theatre … not to be missed. (more...)

Shuler Hensley to Give a Close Shave in SWEENEY TODD at Atlanta Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will slay audiences at Atlanta Opera next June, starring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in his company debut in the title role. Meredith Arwady will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett. (more...)

Theatre Critic David Cote 'Parts Ways' with Time Out New York
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that David Cote, chief theatre critic for Time Out New York, will part ways with the publication. (more...)

Peter Manning Robinson presents Vortex Dome Concert 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Award-winning pianist and composer Peter Manning Robinson will enthrall audiences with a stunning aural and visual art experience during his Experience Refractor Piano Immersion concert on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Vortex Immersion Dome, located within the Los Angeles Center Studios complex, near Downtown Los Angeles. Performing live with his invention, (more...)

Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

Authors Release 'ELIXIR: Women's Quest for Wholeness'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Chris Harder Presents SECRET OF THE PROM QUEEN CURSE with Storm Marrero
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

'Raunchy Romeo of Burlesque' Chris Harder presents the latest installment of his drag and burlesque series at the Laurie Beechman Theater! (more...)

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