Hottest Articles on BWWClassical for 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: 23rd Annual 'Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run' Kicks Off, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

CHICAGO, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, June 5 - National Cancer Survivors Day. One of the nation's largest cancer survivorship events, the celebration brings cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and health professionals who support them in a tribute to cancer survivors and the breakthroughs being made in cancer treatment and research. Participants will have the option of joining a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K along the lakefront. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Penderecki String Quartet & More, 6/18-19
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its exceptional 87th Anniversary Season with the remarkable Penderecki String Quartet with guest artist, Maurycy Banasczek, viola on Sunday, June 19th (3PM) performing Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. Saturday, June 18th (6:30pm) marks the return of The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players offering their uproarious quintet production of Trial by Jury. The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians (pianists Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu), first-time guests (pianist Richard Goode), the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the incredibly talented artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the new Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, 6/24-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, opens its 2016 season with Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson's smart and funny 'The Taming.' (more...)

FORAGERS in Chelsea for Memorial Day Brunch
by Marina Kennedy - May 26, 2016

Foragers in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City will be serving a Memorial Day brunch on Monday, 5/30 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. (more...)

Over 52,000 Visit International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Audiences of over 52,000 enjoyed an impressive range of world-class dance performances and events at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016 (IDFB 2016), up by over 50% in comparison to the previous festival in 2014.  One of Europe's biggest and most diverse dance festivals, the fifth edition from 1-22 May, produced by DanceXchange in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome, was a considerable success. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD) in Glen Ellyn, is pleased to announce the 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. Programming runs July 14-Aug. 26 and includes a Friday evening Pop Music Series, a Thursday evening Jazz Concert Series and Thursday evening Family Movie Series. Parking is always free. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

BWW Review: Irondale Ensemble Powers Through 4 Shakespeare Greats in 1599
by Charles Quittner - May 26, 2016

Irondale Ensemble's 1599 tackles one of William Shakespeare's finest years with incredibly acted hour long adaptations of Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like it, and Hamlet. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- The Question Of Marriage
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 26, 2016

I can't believe it's May again. It marks a year since my audition process for Fiddler began. It also marks a year since I decided that if I booked the show, I was going to propose to my girlfriend on the stage. (more...)

Cleveland Heights Residents to Present 'OUR STORIES' at Cain Park's Alma Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Cleveland Heights has had a long history of amazing individuals who have resided within its borders. Each and member of the community has a "story" about themselves and their place in history. On June 15 watch history come alive as Cleveland Heights seniors bring "Our Stories: Portrayals of Life" to the Alma stage. This free performance will take place in Cain Park's Alma Theater at 1 PM on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Seating is general admission and no tickets are required. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra to Present Summer Serenades in the Park this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

CANTON, OHIO (May 24, 2016) – The popular program that combines the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park with the orchestrated sounds of musicians is returning this summer.  Serenades in the Park is a free, family-friendly series of brass, woodwind, and string ensembles performing all over Stark County.  Everyone is invited to bring your favorite Picnic food, games, and blanket or chair and enjoy the setting and music.   (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENSE Lets The Little Sisters Of Hoboken Loose On Unsuspecting Audiences
by Barry Lenny - May 24, 2016

Nunsense was a night out that had the audience laughing and applauding from start to finish. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 30, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of May 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC for the week of May 30, 2016! (more...)

Left Bank Writers Retreat Announces "Hemingway's Wyoming" Writers' Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Ernest Hemingway had a longtime love affair with Wyoming, visiting ranches and hotels across the state in the 1920s and '30s to fish and write - including finishing his novel 'A Farewell to Arms' while staying at the Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, Wyo. This summer, the porch of that historic hotel will serve as a gathering spot for a small group of writers attending a new Wyoming weekend writing retreat, 'Hemingway's Wyoming,' Aug. 12 - 14, 2016. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Host Annual Political Players Radio Show in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city's oldest arts organizations. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Borromeo String Quartet, 6/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 87th Anniversary Season with the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet on Sunday, June 12th (3PM) performing a program of Bach, Ravel, and Beethoven. This weekend also marks the start of the popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series (6:30pm). Connecticut's favorite jazz band, The Galvanized Jazz Band opens the series! The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians, first-time guests, the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the incredibly talented artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the new Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, TWELFTH NIGHT and OTHELLO this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional, and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, announces its 2016 season - where nothing is what it seems and everyone's a fool for love.  (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble & Nature Center to Present ALMOST HEAVEN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is continuing its unique partnership with the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) again this summer with a remount of the wildly popular GET concert production of Almost Heaven, John Denver's America outdoors at the CNC. Performances will run Thursdays through Saturdays from July 14-30, 2016 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Ben Brady Pavilion, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at Picnic with The Pops, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning American singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform her rock megahits including 'I'm the Only One,' 'Come to My Window,' 'I Want to Come Over,' and more. (more...)

Explore Livermore on a California Wines Road Trip
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

California's dozens of scenic wine regions offer an exceptional variety of experiences and wines to enjoy. To help visitors explore them all, Wine Institute's California Wines Road Trips series highlights a different region each month. For May, take a trip into California history in Livermore Valley, where Robert Livermore planted the valley's first winegrapes in the 1840s. One of California's oldest wine regions, Livermore Valley is enjoying a renaissance with a flourish of vineyards, wineries and experiences. (more...)

Caroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Steep Theatre's upcoming U.S. Premiere of Wastwater marks the return of two notable members of the Steep family to the Edgewater theatre: Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens and Jeff Award winner and Steep Ensemble Member Caroline Neff. (more...)

School at Steps to Host Ballet and Theater Showcases, 6/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The School at Steps, an educational and artistic training center for aspiring professional ballet, contemporary, and theater performers, will culminate the 2016 academic year with their annual Ballet and Theater Showcases, June 11-12 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater. Presenting 120 students, the showcases demonstrate the school's commitment to cultivating the versatile dancer. (more...)

Steven Brown Launches New Thriller, ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Jimmy hasn't had an easy life since his mom died when he was a young boy, but things start looking up with his best friend becomes his girlfriend. She gets pregnant while the two are in high school, and 17-year-old Jimmy agrees to do the right thing and support her. The new book 'Ultimate Sacrifice,' released by Dog Ear Publishing, follows his story. Dropping out of high school and getting his GED isn't easy, but that's a Picnic compared to Army boot camp and serving in a combat zone in Iraq. Sheer courage and quick thinking lead to heroic actions but eventually he's taken prisoner. Jimmy makes it home and eventually finds a job at a bank, but when that doesn't work out, he turns to a war-time buddy, now a police officer, working on a murder case. Bills must be paid, and Jimmy frames himself so Stacy can receive the reward money. His rollercoaster ride isn't over as he endures time in prison and faces execution for the crime he has chosen to make his own. But danger lurks when someone finds out about Jimmy's false confession, and suddenly everything he has planned is put in jeopardy. In working to do what is right for his young family, will Johnny be forced to go through with the ultimate sacrifice? Part-time writer Steven Brown is married and lives in the Berks County area. He has two children and three foster children. For additional information, please visit Ultimate Sacrifice Steven Brown Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4426-2 152 pages $11.95 US Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at and from our offices in Indianapolis. Dog Ear Publishing - self-publishing that actually makes sense. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Monday Monday
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 19, 2016

I'm amazed at how many things I keep learning from doing this show every day. Yesterday, during the matinee, as we were performing the sons' section of 'Tradition', I discovered that I was holding my breath during certain pieces of choreography, which obviously inhibited my singing. I mean, you're reading that thinking, 'well duh, Ben'. You're right. Absolutely 'duh', but it took me six whole months to realize that. That's the odd phenomenon of this almost zen practice of eight shows a week in a long run. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide To Visiting NYC Like A New Yorker
by Kyle Christopher West - May 19, 2016

Although we haven't met, I already know we'd get along swimmingly. You see, you're on and you're browsing a travel article, so I can already tell we have so much in common. And while I'm currently writing to you from Dallas, Texas, it feels like only yesterday I was juggling jobs to cover the rising rent on my New York City apartment. Although I'll forever miss the energy of a busy life in the city, a visit or two a year is all I need to feel at home again in the Big Apple. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

Nashville Opera & Vanderbilt University to Present OPERA ON THE MOUNTAIN, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Nashville Opera and Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory present Opera on the Mountain, a special evening of music and star-gazing, on Saturday, June 4. (more...)

American Theater Company Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) proudly announces Season 32, led by its newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. The 2016-17 season kicks off this September with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, directed byMargot Bordelon, Sept. 23-Oct. 30, 2016. In the New Year, ATC presents Jaclyn Backhaus' Men On Boats, making its regional premiere at ATC Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, under Will Davis' direction after he remounts his acclaimed New York production Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons this summer. Next spring brings another world premiere at ATC, Basil Kreimendahl's We're Gonna Be Okay, March 17-April 23, 2017. The production is directed by Bonnie Metzgar and was originally developed at ATC in collaboration with The Araca Group during AracaWorks: Chicago 2015. The final production of ATC's 2016-17 Season is a reimagined classic, Pulitzer Prize winner Picnic by William Inge, under Davis' direction May 19-June 25, 2017. Season subscriptions are on sale now and range from $60-$150, with special pricing available for advance purchases before July 31, 2016. To purchase a subscription or for more information, visit or call the ATC Box Office at 773-409-4125. (more...)

Bernhoft to Play the Bowery Ballroom Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Norwegian artist Bernhoft will perform at Bowery Ballroom on Monday, May 23 at 10PM in celebration of his new EP Stop/Shutup/Shout It Out. (more...)

American Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Feature World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) proudly announces Season 32, led by its newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. (more...)

Horizon's THE TOXIC AVENGER to Return to Piedmont Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Critics and audiences couldn't get enough of THE TOXIC AVENGER, and so we're bringing it back! Horizon's musical comedy sensation THE TOXIC AVENGER will be outside in the ATL this summer when it hits Piedmont Park, June 9th through the 12th- and thousands of FREE tickets will be available to the public beginning May 12. Get ready to experience an Atlanta hit in the center of our city! (more...)

Philly POPS to Present First Major Memorial Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Memorial Day weekend, the POPS and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present Memorial Salute, Philadelphia's first major Memorial Day concert. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Music Mountain to Open 87th Season with Emerson String Quartet, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, kicks off its 87th Anniversary Season on Sunday, June 5th (3PM) with a gala performance and reception featuring the multiple Grammy award winning ensemble, Emerson String Quartet! (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Welcome NJ Civic Youth Ballet for Double-Feature, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Centenary Stage Company will host the NJ Civic Youth Ballet's double-feature afternoon of ballet with "The Tales of Beatrix Potter" and "Coppelia"  on Sunday, June 5 at 4 PM in the Lackland Center for the Performing Arts on Grand Ave. in Hackettstown. (more...)

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016


Main Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a Picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for Picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. (more...)

BWW Review: CLOUDSTREET Is A Major Australian Success Story
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2016

State Opera has pulled out all the stops for this opera, which has been five years in the making. (more...)

FST to Host BACK LOT BBQ Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

When the summer heat turns up, it's time to fire up the grill. FST hosts a Southern-style Back Lot BBQ fundraiser on June 8 at 6pm, and everyone's invited. Complete with live music from the Manatee River Bluegrass Band and all the fixin's - cooked low and slow. Ribs, chicken, pork, you name it…we're grilling it. Enjoy a cold beverage and bring your appetite to the back lot behind the Sudakoff Theatre building. Tickets are $100, of which $60 is tax deductible. A $1000 sponsorship includes 6 tickets, and your own reserved Picnic table. For tickets, contact Steve Turrisi, Development Associate, by phone at (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Back To School In a Harnick and Bock Way
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 13, 2016

'God, Ben. We get it, we get it. Arts in school blah blah blah.' I know, I know, but I have to piggyback on last week and tell you about what I got to witness this week. (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup on Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the sixth season of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2016 on Governors Island, New York City. Rite of Summer will present free outdoor concerts Memorial Day weekend through late August. (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...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

Full Creative Team Set for OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES at Cherry Lane with Estelle Parsons & Judith Ivey
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES -- a new comedy by Israel Horovitz (MY OLD LADY), with a cast starring Oscar winner and 5-time Tony nominee ESTELLE PARSONS, two-time Tony winner JUDITH IVEY, along with ANGELINA FIORDELLISI (ZORBA on Broadway opposite Anthony Quinn) and FRANCESCA CHOY-KEE (DISGRACED) - begins rehearsals May 12 prior to the start of previews June 7 and opening June 19, in a world-premiere production by Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village.  The play is directed by Barnet Kellman. (more...)

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