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Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

Tony-Winning Playwright John Guare to Toast EgoPo's New Season at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

On Sunday, June 4 at 6 p.m., EgoPo will be hosting its Annual Gala on the Water to kick off the 2017-18 John Guare Festival Season, featuring the world premiere of Guare's Lydie Breeze Trilogy. Guests will enjoy a Nantucket-themed summer evening at Morgan's Pier on the Delaware River where there will be seafood, songs, sangria, and special guests. (more...)

Mountain Play presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and 50th Anniversary Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

 The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Oriente Lopez's New Musical OCCASION FOR SIN to Play Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

A Jewish saint battles the Spanish Inquisition over the conquest of Peru in the new musical Occasion for Sin by Grammy Award winning composer Oriente Lopez. (more...)

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger presents LeAnn Rimes LIVE AT THE ARBORTEUM 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger proudly presents the inaugural summer concert festival "Live at the Arboretum" with Grammy award winning artist LeAnn Rimes on Saturday, July 8 at 6:30pm. at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Tickets start at just $10 and gates open for Picnic dining at 5:00pm. Live at the Arboretum marks its inaugural debut this summer and is presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation, the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Pasadena POPS. Tickets may be purchased at www. PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or by calling the Pasadena Symphony and POPS box office at 626-623-9472. (more...)

Alan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island's longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. (more...)

SHEFEST to Celebrate Chicago's Queer Female and Non-Binary Artists at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

SheFest (formerly LezFest) is Pride Arts Center's' semi-annual celebration of Chicago's queer female and non-binary artists. (more...)

Greg Freeman's MONTAGU to Play Tabard Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Following on from their sell out success at the Tabard Theatre last Summer, with Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing, Freeman and McClymont return with their latest production Montagu, an off-beat thought provoking play about a leadership struggle in a herd of donkeys. (more...)

Village Playwrights Announce Spring 2017 Lineup of Readings and More
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Village Playwrights have announced news about their upcoming events. The group meets from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Take A Uniquely Pacific Northwest Trip to The Emerald City
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz' of Oz at Kitsap Forest Theater opens Sunday, May 28. It runs 4 weekends, with Memorial Day weekend performances on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, then Saturdays and Sundays June 3-18. Show time is always 2:00 pm. Doors open at 1:00pm. General Seating. (more...)

The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade Announces THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade (FGC), a Washington, DC based theatre company, is bringing back free outdoor theatre to the city for its fifth anniversary year. (more...)

The Heart-Healthy Summer Avocado Launches the 2017 Season with New and Innovative Marketing Tactics
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Peruvian Avocado Commission(PAC) is gearing up for the most successful season to-date! Following the FDA's confirmation that avocados are a heart-healthy superfood, in May, Avocados from Peru received the healthy Heart-Check mark from the American Heart Association. With heart disease being a leading cause of death in both women and men in the U.S., the valuable Heart-Check mark has served as a trusted resource for consumers. By including the heart-check mark in AFP's marketing efforts it will help to promote the nutritional benefits of avocados, and to educate consumers about healthy dietary fats. (more...)

Capitol City Opera to Present 25th Annual ON THE LIGHT SIDE Indoor Picnic Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Capitol City Opera (CCOC), a company dedicated to supporting and promoting local talent and producing opera accessible to everyone, will be holding the 25th Annual On the Light Side, a musical 'indoor Picnic fundraiser,' on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Highpoint Episcopal Community Churchin Sandy Springs. (more...)

Identity Theatre to Bring BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS to Brighton Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

This summer, Identity Theatre in association with the Brighton Open Air Theatre invite you to Dennis Potter's remarkable telling of lost childhood innocence, set in the impoverished Forest of Dean during WW2. (more...)

PICNIC WITH THE POPS Shakes It Up with Two Very Different Takes on the Mighty Beethoven 6/23 & 24
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Whether you like your Beethoven straight up or with a twist, the Columbus Symphony has you covered with back-to-back Picnic with the Pops concerts featuring works from one of the most famous and beloved composers of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven. (more...)

Doug DeVita's PHILLIE TRILOGY Finds All-Star Company for Fresh Fruit Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

An all-star cast chosen for Doug DeVita's Phillie Trilogy, premiering at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. The festival running July 10 - 23, is celebrating 15 years this year. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 5/22 - 6/2 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 5/22 - 6/2, airing on NB (more...)

Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston to Return to Appel Farm Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Appel Farm will welcome back to the Festival stage, musicians Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston at the Wine & Music Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 3 to 8pm, and Sunday, June 4, 12 to 5pm. (more...)

Music Mountain Opens 88th Summer of Chamber & Twilight Music
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Chamber & Jazz music enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the start of Music Mountain's 88th Season! Music Mountain President, Nicholas Gordon announced America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival will kick off on June 11th with a summer featuring Beethoven and favorite Piano Quintets! The Summer Season will also welcome the award-winning clarinetist Oskar Espina-Ruiz as the new Artistic Director for the organization. Concerts are scheduled through September 17th. (see full chamber & twilight music schedules below) (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko presents An Evening with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to welcome 7-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. for three performances only-Thursday, August 17 (8 p.m.); Friday, August 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 19 (7 p.m.). The original lead singers of the internationally-renowned vocal group The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis will perform a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have encompassed their multifaceted 45-plus year careers, including various flavors of R&B, gospel, jazz, blues and pop. Tickets for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. range in price from $65 - $105 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

James Vincent McMorrow Announces New Album, TRUE CARE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

James Vincent McMorrow has today confirmed details of his new album True Care, which is available next week (May 26th) via Caroline Records/AllPoints Recordings. A track list is below, and additional information, including lyrics, can be found at genius.com. (more...)

AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Watch as love unfolds in the bold musical Aida from Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice. The Moonlight premiere of Aida opens the 37th season of Moonlight Stage Productions from June 14-July 1, 2017. The enchanting musical production is based on the opera by the same name by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. The love Aida and Radames has for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

RITE OF SUMMER Music Festival 2017 on Governors Island Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the seventh season of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2017 on Governors Island, New York City. Rite of Summer will present free outdoor concerts Memorial Day weekend through August.  In a locale The New York Times has called a "Playground for the Arts," the aim of the Festival is simple: to present the highest quality live performances, and to bring free contemporary classical music to as many people as possible in a relaxed, fun, outdoor setting. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Celebrates Mothers with a Little Help from Hannah Elless
by Broadwaysted - May 16, 2017

This week, 'Everything's Coming Up Rose...and Cabernet' as we toast our original fans: the #MomsOfTheShow. On this special Mother's Day episode we sit down with Jill Plofsky, Gail A. Cooper and, since she's in Florida, Jennifer Jaeger is being played by Broadwaysted Favorite Hannah Elless (#RecastWithHannahElless). We chat with our mothers about the naked scene in HAIR, their theatrical experiences that led them to expose us to theater at a young age, and their favorite experiences seeing us in shows.   (more...)

PICNIC WITH THE POPS Kicks Off Next Month with Prince Tribute
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Columbus Symphony will kick off the 2017 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops with A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince, on Friday, June 17. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME and INDECENT Top 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Announce FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) returns to the Old Zoo at Griffith Park for the 2017 season of its GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL with two plays by William Shakespeare: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by Melissa Chalsma, with performances June 24 - July 23 and THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, directed by David Melville, with performances July 29 - September 3. ISC is thrilled to return to the Old Zoo to celebrate the 14th season of presenting FREE Shakespeare in Los Angeles Parks! The Old Zoo is located in Griffith Park near the intersection of Crystal Springs Drive and Griffith Park Drive. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Announces Special Charity Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The award-winning Brooklyn theatre company Smith Street Stage is thrilled to announce that three of its performances of Richard III will be specially designated to donate all proceeds to local charities. The Company is focusing on charities that promote cultural tolerance and protect civil rights. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare to Present THE TEMPEST This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Chesapeake Shakespeare will present THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare, directed by Lizzi Albert, running June 16 - July 23, 2017. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Celebrates 60th Anniversary at Miller Outdoor Theatre with THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) marks the sixth decade of making the art of opera accessible to all audiences at Miller Outdoor Theatre with two free, fully staged performances of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love on May 19 and 20, starting at 8 p.m. A magic elixir gives a love-struck young man the extra dose of confidence he needs to thwart a rival and win the woman of his dreams, but the elixir creates just as many problems as it solves. The bright, sunny production is set on the Amalfi Coast in the 1950s-complete with Vespas and a hot air balloon. With beautiful melodies and a hilarious story, it's the perfect entry point to the world of opera for the young and the young-at-heart.    (more...)

The xx Confirm Fall U.S. Headline Dates, Will Perform on This Week's 'Colbert'
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On the heels of their wildly successful ongoing U.S. tour, The xx will return stateside to play a very special, limited engagement of select headline dates and festival appearances this fall. (more...)

This Summer Marks the Final Season of BEL CANTO AT CARAMOOR
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Opera at Caramoor (photo: Gabe Palacio) This summer marks not only the 20th anniversary, but also the final season of 'Bel Canto at Caramoor,' the program founded by Director of Opera Will Crutchfield to champion neglected bel canto operas and re-interpret familiar ones. To honor the program's legacy, Caramoor launches the summer season with a gala selection of bel canto's greatest hits in 'A Night of Italian Opera' (June 17) and presents a semi-staged account of Bellini's first bel canto masterpiece, Il pirata (July 8). Mounted in the superb acoustics of the outdoor Venetian Theater on Caramoor's idyllic Westchester estate, both events feature the resident Orchestra of St. Luke's and showcase the exceptional artistry of 2017 Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade - 'the most talked-about soprano of her generation' (Opera News) - who first catapulted to national attention in the title role of Bellini's Norma at Caramoor seven years ago. For full details of this summer's operatic offerings at Caramoor, click here. (more...)

Renovation Complete at 42-Unit Affordable Housing Community in North Tennessee
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

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Tony Awards Close-Up: When Did A DOLL' S HOUSE, PART 2's Sam Gold Catch the Directing Bug? He Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2017

Two years ago, director Sam Gold took home a Tony Award for his remarkable work on the Tony winning musical Fun Home. Now he's back for more as a nominee for A Doll's House, Part 2, a show for which every one of his cast members was also nominated. Watch below as he talks about the unexpected comedy of the piece and reveals why he took up directing in the first place! (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 55th season with the popular tradition of an Outdoor Stage production, this year featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Play Abbott's Mill This May
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Abbott's Mill and The Second Street Players present Much A Do About Nothing by William Shakespeare, May 20th & May 21st 3pm at Abbott's Mill Nature Center, Milford, Delaware. Romance and deception intertwine between two couples in one of Shakespeare's best known comedies.  (more...)

Desert Winds Freedom Band Celebrates Armed Services Day With OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
by David Green - May 11, 2017

The Desert Winds Freedom Band (DWFB) is proud to present 'Our American Heritage,' an Armed Forces Day FREE concert event on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00p.m. Through a generous gift from Mayor Pro-Tem Greg Pettis of Cathedral City, the concert will be held at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. This beautiful expansive park is located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue and has plenty of FREE parking.Enjoy the beautiful balmy summer evening and bring a Picnic dinner, chairs and blankets to enjoy a spectacular evening of Americana and Patriotic music dedicated to honoring our men and women in the Armed Forces.  (more...)

CANTERBURY CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Returns to The Marlowe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Canterbury Children's Festival returns to The Marlowe this half-term holiday, with performances, workshops and activities. (more...)

Maltby & Shire's New Musical Adaptation of THE COUNTRY WIFE Gets Reading at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.  (more...)

Smith Street Stage Brings a Scheming RICHARD III to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, will return to Carroll Park for its eighth year of presenting free outdoor Shakespeare-under-the-stars. This summer's production will be Richard III, playing from June 7 through 25. Admission is free. No tickets are required. (more...)

Enjoy Cinematic Entertainment Under the Stars this August at Seattle Center MOVIES AT THE MURAL
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

What better way to spend a warm summer evening then to stretch out on the green grass of Mural Amphitheatre and enjoy fun, free cinematic entertainment. You'll find it every Saturday beginning July 29 at Seattle Center Movies at the Mural. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS - Austin Shakespeare's Hilarious Take On The Bard
by Lynn Beaver - May 10, 2017

Austin Shakespeare continues its 34 year tradition of bringing free Shakespeare to Zilker Park with an hilarious take on THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. (more...)

Our Faves for NATIONAL BURGER MONTH
by Marina Kennedy - May 10, 2017

We've searched the New York metro area to find the most delicious burgers for 'National Burger Month' in May. And it's not just all about the best beef. Many of the restaurants we selected have a great selection of veggie burgers, turkey burgers, and other savory selections. (more...)

Pipeline-Collective presents the Nashville premiere of BRILLIANT TRACES
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

Pipeline-Collective presents the final production of its inaugural season - the Nashville premiere of Brilliant Traces, a two-person play by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by frequent Pipeline collaborator Laramie Hearn and starring Amanda Card and Taylor Novak - at Belmont Little Theatre on the Belmont University campus June 16-18. (more...)

Summer 2017 Kicks Off this Month at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Pack your Picnic, grab your friends, and get ready for stunning shows on star-filled summer nights! (more...)

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