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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.

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Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


BWW Review: UCF's OKLAHOMA! was more than just OK
by Libby Champion - Apr 9, 2017

'Oooook-lahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...' Fun fact- that's the first thing that pops into my head whenever I think about the musical, OKLAHOMA. But, with it's versatile musical scale and it's bold and meaningful storyline, OKLAHOMA is so much more than the story of good ol' country cowboys and farmers trying to get along and the making of a new American state. It's a story of the triumphs and struggles for women in early American life and the conflicts that a local rivalry can bring, all wrapped up in a beautiful love story.   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 7th, 2017 - SPEECH & DEBATE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SPEECH & DEBATE arrives in movie theaters, and Broadway's COME FROM AWAY performs songs and signs CDs at Barnes & Noble today! (more...)

BWW Review: Turning Up the Volume with the AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION's Rhythm in Motion
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 7, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), under the artistic direction of Tony Waag, presented its 5th yearly showcase Rhythm in Motion, March 29-April 2, 2017 at the Duke on 42nd Street. The series featured two distinct programs of fresh, groundbreaking tap dance choreography, with some strong and emotional statements. This is a very interesting time for tap dance as “the world has finally realized that tap dance and tap choreography can also test the audience, tell a story, be influenced by world issues and express anger, fear, sadness, and spirituality” said Mr. Waag, ATDF Artistic/Executive Director and curator of this show. The program featured some of the best and emerging tap dancers/choreographers of this time. (more...)

Shea's to Say 'Willkommen' to CABARET This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing April 25-30, 2017 for eight performances at Shea's Buffalo Theatre as part of the M&T Bank 2016-17 Broadway Series. (more...)

TCG Announces Next Round of Rising Leaders of Color Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the launch of the second round of the Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program, supported by Meyer Memorial Trust and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents The Second Of Four Week Event, ALAN GILBERT'S FINAL WEEKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

In the second of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead the Orchestra in a program that highlights important artistic relationships he has cultivated during his tenure. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Castillo Theatre to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Castillo Theatre presents a special community screening in honor of New Federal Theatre Founder Woodie King Jr., as part of the Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP). The event will be held at the Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7pm with a panel discussion, film screening, audience Q&A, followed by a reception. (more...)

Taran Killam Shares Heartfelt Message to Wife Cobie Smulders on Her Broadway Debut
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2017

SNL alum Taran Killam turned to Instagram yesterday to share a sentimental message to his wife, Cobie Smulders, on the eve of her Broadway debut. Smulders stars as Joanna Lyppiatt in the Noel Coward comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER, opposite Kevin Klein. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with George Caldwell
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 5, 2017

Today's subject George Caldwell is currently living his theatre life as one of the composers and the onstage pianist for the creative dance troupe Urban Bush Women. The company performs Walking with'Trane this Friday and Saturday in the Eisenhower Theater at Kennedy Center. (more...)

Strunz & Farah Bring Acoustic Excellence to Aliante 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Acoustic guitarists Strunz & Farah will come to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa on Saturday, May 20. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Awards Cleveland Public Theatre Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

 Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has been awarded a Theatre Communications Group Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grant for Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, and Director of Community Ensembles, Faye Hargate, to meet with artistic leaders across the country who are currently engaged with Arab-American and Middle Eastern populations to gather best practices for developing work for and with these communities. Theatre Communications Group (TCG), is the national service organization for professional theatres in the United States. Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), Audience (R)Evolution is a nationally recognized program that includes travel grants to sixteen teams of TCG Member Theatre staff and community stakeholders to observe effective audience engagement programs and strategies to deepen relationships with communities they serve. (more...)

Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Signature Theatre Season will feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winners and the New York premiere of a play by one of its new Residency Five playwrights, the company announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners of the 41st Annual Carbonell Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Me and My Girl, a splashy musical about a British bloke who discovers he's nobility, and The Royale, a powerful play by Miami native Marco Ramirez, based on the first black boxing champion, took their respective places in South Florida theatrical history as Best Musical and Best Play on Monday, April 3rd  when the winners of the 41st annual Carbonell Awards were announced. The lavish ceremony was held at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, and   featured performances from each show nominated for Best Musical. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage "Shrek The Musical"  to close out the 2016-2017 season. Margarett Perry will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre from April 20th through April 30th, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Children's Production Offers Sensory-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New for the 2017 season, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival will present its first relaxed performance on Saturday, June 10 at the 10amperformance of The Ice Princess as part of an ongoing commitment to broaden the Festival's accessibility offerings. In addition to American Sign Language-interpreted and audio-described performances, the new relaxed performance extends PSF's mission "to enrich, inspire, engage, and entertain the widest possible audience." (more...)

Creative Team of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Reunite For a Final Farewell to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The National Theatre hosts a special platform with the original creative team of its award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Thursday 1 June at 5.15pm, following the matinee performance at the Gielgud Theatre in London.  The discussion will be chaired by ITV's Arts Editor, Nina Nannar. (more...)

BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Apr 3, 2017

tells the story of an ordinary family struggling to live an ordinary life during difficult times (more...)

Burning Coal and CAM Raleigh Present THE GREEKS 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Burning Coal Theatre Company and Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh will collaborate on a production of The Greeks, adapted by Ian Finley from the plays of Sophocles (Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone)  June 9 - 25, 2017 at CAM Raleigh, 409 West Martin Street, Warehouse District, Raleigh. (more...)

Time Square Arts Presents I LIVE HERE By Joshua Frankel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In partnership with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Municipal Art Society of New York, Times Square Arts presents artist Joshua Frankel's I LIVE HERE, Animation from “A Marvelous Order” on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in May. This (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Hosts HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Exhibit Preview at The Paley Center For Media
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! star Kristin Chenoweth, Executive Producer Craig Zadan and Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment hosted a press preview of You Can't Stop the Beat: The Art and Artistry of 'Hairspray Live!' on Friday evening, Apr. 21 at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles.   (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Visits Paley Center Prior to Opening of HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

'HAIRSPRAY LIVE!' star Kristin Chenoweth, Executive Producer Craig Zadan and Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment hosted a press preview of You Can't Stop the Beat: The Art and Artistry of 'Hairspray Live!' on Friday evening, Apr. 21 at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. (more...)

1980 Diana Ross Album, 'diana - The Original CHIC Mix' Gets First-Ever Vinyl Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Sought after by collectors and considered the rarest of Motown's rare grooves, Diana Ross' diana the original CHIC mix, will make its long-awaited debut on vinyl on April 21, on Motown/UMe/UMGI, with a twist. (more...)

TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Communications Group announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The event will be hosted by La MaMa ETC- The Downstairs (66 East 4th Street) in New York City, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

The Adam Morley Sponsor a Playwright Bursary to Announce Shortlist in September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Freelance director, producer and playwright Adam Morley will soon be announcing the shortlist of the inaugural Adam Morley Sponsor a Playwright Bursary, which will gift the winning writer with £1000 to further develop the script to production in 2018. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paul Hopper - Burn, Baby, Burn: Reflections on the Ring Cycle at HGO
by Guest Blogger: Paul Hopper - Apr 20, 2017

Paul Hopper, HGO Asst. Artistic Director, reflects on the opera company's relationship with Wagner's Ring Cycle. The summation of his reverie -- burn, baby. Burn! (more...)

Savages' Ayse Hassan & Kendra Frost Are Post Punk Duo Kite Base, Debut LP Out 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

There are many starting points found in origami, of which a 'Kite Base' is one. The two-piece band consisting of bass guitarists Ayse Hassan (Savages) and Kendra Frost, have announced their forthcoming electronic post punk debut full-length, Latent Whispers, to be released May 26. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Struts Into Sydney Bringing Heels, Heart And An Inspiring Story Of Acceptance
by Jade Kops - Apr 20, 2017

Harvey Fierstein and Cindi Lauper's multi award winning, feel good hit KINKY BOOTS delighted Sydney's opening night audience with its heart-warming story of courage, acceptance and fabulous footwear. (more...)

Annie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Do This, a new play by Karen Siff Exkorn (bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook) and starring Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park, The Layover, 'Law and Order') will be performed at an invitation only developmental reading on Thursday, April 27th at 3pm at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street). (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

Acclaimed Poets Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay Come to Chickenshed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Chickenshed's new play, Refugee Boy opens tonight Wednesday 19 April.  Our production is based on the novel by Benjamin Zephaniah which has been specially adapted for the stage by Lemn Sissay. (more...)

TCG Publishes LAZARUS, A Musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Lazarus. Written by David Bowie with the playwright Enda Walsh, and incorporating some of Bowie's most iconic songs, Lazarus was first performed at New York Theatre Workshop in 2015, starring Michael C. Hall and directed by Ivo van Hove. The production transferred to London in 2016. (more...)

Esteemed Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel Announces New 'Live! At The Ryman' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Esteemed and acclaimed Grammy Award-winning guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL today (4/17) announced the May 19 release date of LIVE! AT THE RYMAN (via CPG Sounds). (more...)

Agape Theatre Announces Cast for BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

BONHOEFFER'S COST stars Agape newcomers Cory Grabenstein as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Keoni Ramo as prison guard Klaus Klopstock, Frank Benge as the evil Judge Advocate Rott, Rachel Bremer as Bonhoeffer's fiancee Maria, and TJ Condit as Bonhoeffer's brother-in-law Hans Dohnanyi.  Agape Theatre alum Zach Bond rounds out the cast as Bonhoeffer's brother Klaus. (more...)

Wax'A'Don Drops His Latest Mixtape Project 'Red Bottoms'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Wax'A'Don is neither a rapper nor a singer, but a high powered artist with a powerful message to share. Today, he released his latest mixtape project, 'Red Bottoms'. (more...)

Band of Brothers 'American Hop' Honors First Responders With Debut Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Rising country band American Hope have released their first-ever music video for the song “I'll Be There” from their 10-song, self-titled debut album, which premiered back in the fall of 2016. (more...)

Kansas City Actors Theatre to Present Regional Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Kansas City Actors Theatre will conclude its Season Twelve with the regional premiere of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses, performing from May 24 to June 11 at the H&R Block City Stage in Union Station. The production will be directed by John Rensenhouse and will star Brian Paulette, Carla Noack, Phil Fiorini, and Ashley Pankow. (more...)

Amadou and Mariam to Perform at Boulder Theater this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Five years after Folila, their last energetic rock album where the cream of the future of pop music collaborated, the Malian duo Amadou & Mariam are back with one of their trademark sensual and highly danceable gems. (more...)

Pure Minutes announces partnership with Videocon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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BWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s Vibe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into the Upper East Side restaurant scene with great food, drink and entertainment. (more...)

Local Actress Nike Imoru Recounts A Life In ODE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Dance, music, and story telling combine in Seattle's newest piece of dance-theatre, Ode, a life story of sorts recounted through art from acclaimed local actress Nike Imoru. (more...)

ESPN Announces 2017 Monday Night Football Preseason Schedule
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

ESPN will televise two NFL preseason games as part of its 2017 Monday Night Football schedule. Play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough (in his second season as the voice of MNF) will call the games with analyst Jon Gruden (ninth season) and reporter Lisa Salters (sixth season). (more...)

'70s Rockers Ambrosia to Play Alhambra This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

In its continued effort to maximize its intimate setting, offer new entertainment fare to its guests and celebrate its 50th Anniversary season, the Alhambra Theatre & Dining is hosting the popular 70's rock band, Ambrosia. With its roots in the California rock scene, Ambrosia had five hit singles including 'Biggest Part of Me,' 'You're the only Woman' and 'How Much I Feel,' each of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. Ambrosia will play on the Alhambra's iconic stage on Monday, May 8, 2017, for one night only. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces Temporary Theatre Space, The Site, Created By Designer Chloe Lamford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Royal Court Theatre's temporary theatre space The Site curated by Royal Court Associate Designer Chloe Lamford. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Brent Beerman Discusses A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP To Open at Group rep April 21
by Don Grigware - Apr 10, 2017

Playwright Brent Beerman is A UCLA MFA graduate;his Gabriel's Rapture won the Corner Stage National Theater Contest; Millionaires opened Off-Broadway; Dancing in the Shadows won the Pacificus Foundation of Los Angeles Literary Award; his libretto for Jesus' Daughter and Womin, touring Europe and the United States, were featured on CNN. In Los Angeles, Another Washington Affair was recently directed by Kay Cole. A Dull Pain, Turned Sharp was a prizewinner at the MOXIE Films New Play Competition and a reading featured at the HOWL festival in New York City. He is the director of theater at Crescenta Valley High School which annually produces over 14 plays with five guest directors. Written by Steve Peterson (more...)

Playtex Sport and Gold Medalist Aly Raisman Launch 'Try It. Trust It' Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

SHELTON, Conn., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Whether you're hoping to make the high school basketball team or competing for a spot to represent your country, tryouts are a stressful experience. In fact, the top two things Gen Z girls feel are most likely to ruin a sports tryout are being overly nervous or self-conscious (36%) and being on her period (33%)*. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joel Zwick Directs New Comedy, THE FURNITURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Ventura County audiences will get the first look at a new comedy for grown ups by Disney Channel show runner Marc Warren (Even Stevens, Full House). Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) directs four performances of The Furniture, a dark comedy about the ways we hurt the ones we love, April 21 - April 23 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

BWW Review: PETTY PEOPLE by NUS Theatre Studies 2017 at Yale-NUS Black Box
by Shannen Tan - Apr 10, 2017

If art were to mimic human nature, then the beautiful must exist alongside the grotesque. Directed by NUS Theatre Studies alumnus and Saga Seed Theatre's Associate Director Thong Pei Qin, the production examines human's inclinations for petty grievances via intertwined narratives, which centres on a very unusual premise: a dead dog's tail continues to incessantly wag. (more...)

Review Roundup: Hair-Raising THE HAIRY APE Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 1, 2017

Park Avenue Armory presents a bold staging of Eugene O'Neill's iconic American drama The Hairy Ape, directed by Oliver Award-winner Richard Jones and starring Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. The show opened last night, March 31st. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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