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Jessika Malone Named Associate Artistic Director for Actors Bridge Ensemble
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 9, 2016

2015 First Night Star Award winner Jessika Malone has been named associate artistic director of Actors Bridge Ensemble. Her new appointment was announced in late August by the company's producing artistic director - and 2016 First Night Honoree - Vali Forrister, the ABE Board of Directors and company members. (more...)

Latino Theater Company to Stage 'Mexican Trilogy' as One, Epic Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

An epic, theatrical event! For the first time, Evelina Fernandez's award-winning trilogy, 'Faith,' 'Hope' and 'Charity,' will be presented in its entirety as one unforgettable tour de force. The first production in the Latino Theater Company's fall programming celebrating the company's 30th anniversary and its 10th year operating the Los Angeles Theatre Center, audiences can choose to enjoy this adventure over the course of two evenings - or as one thrilling, all-day immersive experience (box dinners available for purchase). (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Celebrates the Opening of Two New Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of Object, Image, Text: The Bread & Puppet Press and Frank Ballard's Marionette Modernism: Peer Gynt and The Love for Three Oranges, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, with refreshments served at 4:00 p.m. and free tours of both exhibitions at 4:30 p.m. All events will take place at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs, Connecticut. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Headline TSO's 2016-17 Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Led by Music Director Peter Oundjian, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) opens its 95th season today, September 21 at Roy Thomson Hall with a sumptuous performance by the radiant soprano Renee Fleming. (more...)

Irish Arts Center's Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, presents the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (tonight, Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. (more...)

Latino Theater Company to Stage 'Mexican Trilogy' as One, Epic Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

An epic, theatrical event! For the first time, Evelina Fernandez's award-winning trilogy, 'Faith,' 'Hope' and 'Charity,' will be presented in its entirety as one unforgettable tour de force. The first production in the Latino Theater Company's fall programming celebrating the company's 30th anniversary and its 10th year operating the Los Angeles Theatre Center, audiences can choose to enjoy this adventure over the course of two evenings - or as one thrilling, all-day immersive experience (box dinners available for purchase). (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, Peer Gynt & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

The Kiryat Motzkin Theatre Hall Presents Its Classical Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

A 9th season, new and bold, of the north's successful music series, from the conductor, composer and pianist Gil Shohat. For the first time the season will host the singer and artist David Broza along with his best songs, will unite Israeli theatre queens Leah Koenig and Miriam Zohar in a conjoint show, will present Swan Lake with the Israel Ballet as well as a major virtuosi show, a show of songs by Ehud Manor sung by the country's greatest singers and a choirs show with famous chorales from Italian operas. Such a season has never been before! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Mesa (more...)

ON THE VERGE (OR THE GEOGRAPHY OF YEARNING) Comes to Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Eric Overmyer was born in Boulder, Colorado. He spent most of his youth in Seattle and eventually earned a B. A. in Theatre in 1973 at Reed College in Portland. Aside from On the Verge, his plays include The Heliotrope Bouquet, In a Pig's Valise, Don Quixote de la Jolla, Native Speech, Mi Vida Loca, In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe, and Aliki (an adaptation of Ibsen's play Peer Gynt). Mr Overmyer writes extensively for television, including for St. Elsewhere, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire and Law & Order, and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. He received an Edgar Award for the television feature Rear Window. Overmyer was also a co-creator of the HBO series Treme, about musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans. More recently he's written for and executive producedBoardwalk Empire, executive produced The Affair, and written and produced Amazon's new series Bosch, based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/29/2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/29/2016. (more...)

Spain Leading Pianist Joaquín Achúcarro Joins Pacific Symphony, Orchestra Performs Stravinsky's FIREBIRD And PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert presents Spain's pre-eminent pianist Joaquin Achucarro, performing Grieg's sweepingly dramatic Piano Concerto. Sir Simon Rattle said: "There is something special with Joaquin Achucarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano," while Zubin Mehta remarked, "I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein." This not-to-be-missed Symphony debut by one of today's most talented pianists is part of a program that includes selections from Grieg's ever-popular "Peer Gynt," fairy-tale music from Stravinsky's iconic "Firebird" ballet, and a magical, mystical concerto by Rautavaara infused with bird songs. On the podium is the highly acclaimed, dynamic young Norwegian guest conductor, Rune Bergmann. (more...)

Cast Complete for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.' (more...)

Spain's Leading Pianist Joaquín Achúcarro Joins Pacific Symphony for Grieg's Lush Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert presents Spain's pre-eminent pianist Joaquin Achucarro, performing Grieg's sweepingly dramatic Piano Concerto. Sir Simon Rattle said: "There is something special with Joaquin Achucarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano," while Zubin Mehta remarked, "I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein." This not-to-be-missed Symphony debut by one of today's most talented pianists is part of a program that includes selections from Grieg's ever-popular "Peer Gynt," fairy-tale music from Stravinsky's iconic "Firebird" ballet, and a magical, mystical concerto by Rautavaara infused with bird songs. On the podium is the highly acclaimed, dynamic young Norwegian guest conductor, Rune Bergmann. (more...)

DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Starring Jason Sudeikis, Starts Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

A friendly reminder! Classic Stage Company will present Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film, starring Jason Sudeikis as John Keating. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin tomorrow, October 27, at CSC (136 East 13th Street) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17 and will play a limited engagement extended through Sunday, December 18. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, Peer Gynt & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A RADIO PLAY to Run December 12/10- 12/18 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy's Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to be believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for six performances only. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy's as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter's refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true?  (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents MAKING MARIONETTE THEATER WITH FRANK BALLARD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

As the final event of the 2016 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Making Marionette Theater with Frank Ballard, with acclaimed puppet historian Steve Abrams and exhibition specialist Steven Brezzo, a UConn alumnus who worked with Professor Ballard. The forum will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.  (more...)

A.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance Spaces
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced its initial roster of programming through June 2017 - to be presented by 11 nonprofit companies - at its new A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES (the Gural and Mezzanine), two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street - designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori. (more...)

Vets to Bring Postwar Experience EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN to Liberty Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On Veteran's Day, the Hollywood American Legion Post 43, Liberty Theater will present the world premiere of Everything In Between, in their Historic Cultural Monument Building at 2035 N. Highland Avenue. (more...)

STONE SOUP and More Set for Point Park University's Playhouse Jr. Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Playhouse Jr., Point Park University's professional quality children's theatre company, will be wrapping up the 2015-2016 season and kicking off the summer with two unique and entertaining shows for children of all ages. (more...)

BWW Preview: CINDERELLA'S MAKEOVER - Classical Music Seeks a Wider Audience in New Show
by Backstage Bunny - May 31, 2016

Music from a range of popular classics has been adapted for a show (Cinderella's Makeover) that aims to introduce classical music to people who might not generally come into contact with such music.The show opens at PASA on June 10 (more...)

CAMP DAVID Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Old Globe presents the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski Speaks at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony today, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). (more...)

BWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June. (more...)

Lawrence Wright's CAMP DAVID Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Old Globe presents the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

Michael C. Hall Will Lead Reading of Will Eno's GNIT; John Doyle Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night night only reading of Will Eno's play GNIT, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt Monday evening, June 20 at 7 pm at CSC (136 East 13th Street) as part of the theater's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL IBSEN, presented in conjunction with the company current production of Peer Gynt, directed by John Doyle and runs through this Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SEAGULL at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

In The Artistic Home's production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull, Company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra (a Jeff Award nominee for The Artistic Home's Sweet Bird of Youth) plays the role of Madame Arkadina, the fading actress in love with a younger man, Trigorin. Scot West, previously seen at The Artistic Home in Watch on the Rhine, Interrogation and Miracle on 34th Street and in Griffin's Men Should Weep is the writer Trigorin. Brookelyn Hebert, of AH's Macbeth and Cut to the Chase, plays the young actress Nina, who is a rival to Arkadina for Trigorin's affections. In the role of Arkadina's son Konstantin, who competes with Trigorin for Nina's love, is AH ensemble member Julian Hester, a Jeff nominee for The Late Henry Moss. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre's HEDDA GABLER Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Declan Donnellan To Be Awarded The Golden Lion Award For Lifetime Achievement
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Declan Donnellan will be awarded the Golden Lion of Venice. The board of La Biennale di Venezia will give the co-artistic director of Cheek by Jowl the award for lifetime achievement. The ceremony takes place on 29 July at this year's Biennale festival. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents SIDE BY SIDE Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The second of three Side-by-Side programs presented by the Chicago Philharmonic in conjunction with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks will take place on Saturday, July 30 at the Columbus Park Refectory. (more...)

THE ILLUSORY ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Rhapsody Collective is proud to present The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Written by Michael Bradley (The Girls In White at Feinstein's/54) and Directed by Chris Goodrich, The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer will be presented on 8/13 at 9:30pm, 8/16 at 5:00pm, 8/22 at 4:45pm, 8/24 at 7:00pm, and 8/27 at 1:30pm at Venue #1: Teatro Sea (107 Suffolk Street). (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as 'Reciter' in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Launches 2016 Summer Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) are thrilled to announce that Emmy Award winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," You Can't Take It With You) will perform the final show of the critically-acclaimed engagement of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, December 19, 2016. The limited engagement, New York Premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT began performances on March 7.  (more...)

Ma-Yi Theatre Company to Premiere Rock Musical PEER GYNT & THE NORWEGIAN HAPA BAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Asian-American Off-Broadway MA-YI THEATER COMPANY will present the World Premiere of Peer Gynt & the Norwegian Hapa Band, a new rock musical by Michi Barall, with music by Paul Lieber and Matt Park. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 7, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Renee Fleming to Headline TSO's 2016-17 Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Led by Music Director Peter Oundjian, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) opens its 95th season on Wednesday, September 21 at Roy Thomson Hall with a sumptuous performance by the radiant soprano Renee Fleming. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Houston Ballet Welcomes New Academy Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM announces the appointment of Madeleine Onne as Director of Houston Ballet Academy. (more...)

Irish Arts Center to Present Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. Directed by Gina Moxley, How to Keep an Alien is a story about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. (more...)

Latino Theater Company to Stage 'Mexican Trilogy' as One, Epic Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

An epic, theatrical event! For the first time, Evelina Fernandez's award-winning trilogy, 'Faith,' 'Hope' and 'Charity,' will be presented in its entirety as one unforgettable tour de force. The first production in the Latino Theater Company's fall programming celebrating the company's 30th anniversary and its 10th year operating the Los Angeles Theatre Center, audiences can choose to enjoy this adventure over the course of two evenings - or as one thrilling, all-day immersive experience (box dinners available for purchase). (more...)

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