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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


Funk, Fatherhood and Motown Meet at Jackiem Joyner's Sax-Powered MAIN STREET BEAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Jackiem Joyner has spent a lot of time on airplanes this month to pave the way for the arrival of his sixth album, “Main Street Beat,” a steamrolling sax set that was released Friday by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records. Jetting back and forth from his suburban Los Angeles base, Joyner is taking the album he produced, boasting nine of his original compositions, directly to audiences in all parts of the U.S. so they can dance with him to the funky new tracks that reflect his ardor and appreciation for the Motown sound while celebrating his joy of becoming a father. (more...)

Chelsea Williams Hits Wondrous Creative Heights on Her Debut 'Boomerang,' 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Critically hailed and top-selling independent music sensation Chelsea Williams will release her debut for Blue lan Records, Boomerang, on August 18. (more...)

British Folk Rockers Fairport Convention's 50th Anniversary Celebrated With Lavish 7CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Seminal British folk rock band Fairport Convention's 50 th anniversary will be celebrated on July 28 with two exciting releases via A&M/UMe a lavish 7CD box set chronicling their extraordinary first decade entitled, Come All Ye The First Ten Years, and a 180-gram vinyl reissue of their influential classic album, Liege & Lief. Both releases are available for pre-order now. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN - An Entertaining Evening
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 29, 2017

Lake Travis Musical Theatre production, the iconic 1954 musical PETER PAN, makes for an entertaining evening. (more...)

Tilden Arts Center Expands Summer Programming, Arts & Culture Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Celebrity impersonators, an award winning cabaret artist with Cape Cod roots, and loads of comedy mark the 2017 summer season at the Tilden Arts Center. "An Evening with Cher & Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand and more, featuring The Edwards Twins," makes a return appearance after performing four sold out shows at the Tilden in 2016. They expand their run for 2017 with a total of 9 performances and two shows on the Tilden Arts Center Main Stage. (more...)

Red, White, Blue and Broadway- The Full July Fourth Performance Schedule!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 28, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 26- July 2, 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Canadian Debut of 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's best-selling book, and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (WAR HORSE, CURIOUS INCIDENT). (more...)

Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers to Star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse takes audience on a hilarious trip back to the Roaring Twenties with their production of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's madcap film, Bullets Over Broadway on stage from July 5 - July 29. (more...)

Liz Wisan to Lead Female-Driven BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

TCG Publishes THE KILROYS LIST, Featuring 97 Monologues & Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of The Kilroys List: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights, Volume One. (more...)

Polarized Politics to Hit the Parking Lot with Drilling Company's HENRY VI PART 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, will present 'Henry VI Part 3' from July 27 to August 12. (more...)

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia to Host First Adult Fan of LEGO Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Today, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia announced its first "Adult Fan of LEGO Night" will be held on July 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble! (more...)

TCG Publishes Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-Winning Play SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. (more...)

Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Yonge-Dundas Square to Present Chevrolet Indie Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) is excited to announce this summer's lineup for Indie Fridays, the free concert series every Friday night at 8pm in the heart of the city, from July 7 - September 8. Indie Fridays at YDS are a sure-fire way to add some flavour to Friday night with a musically diverse lineup that's sure to tickle any music-lover's fancy. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Float Your Boat Release Cream Ibiza Boat Party Line Up Second Phase
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Float Your Boat have already kicked off their Ibiza 2017 season in style with a couple of sold out sailings of Official Cream Ibiza Boat Parties. Continuing full steam ahead and leaving others in their wake, they have added to their already impressive line up releasing the second phase of artists to play on this year's boat parties. (more...)

OSF's Play on! Project to Present Reading of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Play On! project, which has commissioned 36 playwrights to translate Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English, will present a staged reading of Shishir Kurup's translation of Julius Caesar on Sunday, July 9 at 1:30 pm at the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School. (more...)

Opera, Time For Three, Voxare String Quartet & More Join Crested Butte in Colorado
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????The picturesque Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) in the mountains of Colorado offers an unspoiled summer destination for bluegrass, opera, classical music, children's programs, and more. CBMF's 21st Season, entitled "Identity Unmasked," will explore identity and its revelation or masking. The fourth week of programming features the annual Opera Studio production, this year, Offenbach's The Island of Tulipatan and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. With over 500 singers applying for just 12 spots, the Festival has become a coveted destination for young vocalists. The powerful Voxare String Quartet, featuring new CBMF co-Artistic Directors Emily Ondracek-Peterson and Erik Christian Peterson, perform an evening of live string music to the 1929 Soviet-era silent masterpiece, The Man with a Movie Camera, and bring music from their Mixtape to the mountains. Time for Three, the genre-busting string trio, offers a free concert open to the public in the turn-of-the-century Spiegeltent, one of just a few of such venues in the United States. The Festival is introducing a late night music series, After Dark, to the programming for the first time, taking the opportunity to introduce new and exciting artists to their audiences.  (more...)

Works by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon. (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD II at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

This Royal Throne of KingsNeill Robertson is having a very good year. After a triumphant turn in Hedwig and the Angry Inch just one month ago, he here presents us with a Richard II that is nothing less than a lesson for us all. (more...)

Announcing An Open Call and Hosts for PULSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is thrilled to announce an open call for submissions for PLAY at Miami Beach 2017. PLAY is PULSE's dedicated showcase for video and new media, serving as a platform at the fair to encourage discovery within the digital realm. Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol, Co-Founders and Directors of Project For Empty Space, will return as this year's curators. In October, Wahi and Jampol will host a month-long collaborative exhibition at Project for Empty Space showcasing the 2017 PLAY selections. This exhibition underscores PULSE's longstanding commitment to exploration both inside and beyond the fair setting, and creates an additional platform from which the selected works can be viewed. (more...)

BWW Preview: Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Will Play Four More Performances at Palm Canyon Theatre
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 9, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS is playing for four more performances at the Palm Canyon Theatre, from Thursday, July 13, 2017, through Sunday, July 16, 2017. (more...)

Tank and The Bangas Confirm Additional North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas confirm additional headlining North American tour dates in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, D.C. as well as festival appearances at Austin City Limits, Pickathon, Hullabaloo Festival and more. See below for complete tour details. (more...)

TIME SPY Brings a New Dimension to the Electronic Billboards of Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

In partnership with the Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Times Square Arts presents artist Sun Xun's Time Spy on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in July. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. One of China's most prominent young artists, Sun Xun created Time Spy for the second Audemars Piguet Art Commission in partnership with Sean Kelly Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery and Shanghart Gallery as part of a large-scale immersive multimedia installation first presented during Art Basel in Miami Beach in December 2016. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Comes to The Paramount 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse and Curious Incident), the critically acclaimed production will come to Seattle for a one-week engagement from July 25-30 as part of a North American Tour. (more...)

Pandora to Present Exclusive Concert ft Big Sean, Noah Cyrus & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

On July 29, Pandora (NYSE:P) is once again bringing not only the heat but the coolness of the season to Los Angeles with its fifth annual summer show, moving to a new home this year, on the field at the legendary LA Memorial Coliseum (more...)

Jonathan Andrew Hume, Laura Jane Matthewson & Calum Melville Join Tim Gilvin at Live at Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Making his Live at Zedel debut on 19th July 2017 at 9.15pm, multi-award winning composer, lyricist and pianist TIM GILVIN leads an inspirational evening of musical theatre sharing his acclaimed scores with the help of a stellar cast of West End performers including JONATHAN ANDREW HUME (The Lion King), KATE MARLAIS (War Horse, The Human Comedy), LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON (Beyond The Fence, Dogfight, 2014 Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award) and CALUM MELVILLE (Blondel, Moliere's Le Misanthrope).  It will be a brilliant and varied night of entertainment including exclusive performances of new work.  (more...)

The Screens of Times Square to Get Psychedelic with August's Midnight Moment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

In partnership with Upfor Gallery, Times Square Arts presents artist MSHR's Convolution Weave~Lattice Domain on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in August. (more...)

BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 19, 2017

'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you: trippingly on the tongue.' Without uttering almost a single word until the final scene, Dickie Beau speaks volumes in his latest show. Mixing mediums, lip synching and Shakespeare, Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me is an eclectic Hamlet mixtape. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

Megan Hilty to Kick Off String of Leading Ladies Onstage in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Mark Cortale's Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown is set to welcome the first of three leading ladies of Broadway who will be gracing its stage this summer. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", makes her Town Hall series debut on Sunday, August 6 at 6:30 PM, joined by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

TCG Receives $100,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, was awarded $100,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of its second round of funding for FY 2017. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Bryant Park's Emerging Music Festival to Feature Maybird, Space Captain and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Returning for its third year, Bryant Park Presents' Emerging Music Festival (EMF) features a strong roster of on-the-rise indie rock, pop and folk bands, performing on one of the biggest stages of their career. (more...)

Chelsea Bain Visits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Chelsea Bain had her world rocked this week, when she made her first visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this week. Singer/songwriter Rachel Farley joined her on the tour. (more...)

Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director, Selected Join TCG Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce that Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director to its prestigious board of directors. Raymond joins five other new members from around the country including Will Davis, artistic director, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Jamie Herlich, director of development, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA; Benita Hofstetter Koman, executive director, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, Reedville, VA; Johamy Morales, education director, Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO; and Randy Reyes, artistic director, Mu Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN. (more...)

More Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will co-present the 12th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Oakland's Skyline High School to Debut PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced that Skyline High School in Oakland, CA will present the Edinburgh Fringe Festival premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN as part of the American High School Theatre Festival, which runs in conjunction with the Fringe. (more...)

PAJ Releases New, Expanded Edition of Maria Irene Fornes' FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

PAJ Publications, one of TCG's partner publishers, has announced the publication of the new, expanded edition of Fefu and Her Friends by the influential playwright Maria Irene Fornes, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the play's premiere in 1977. (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents Midwest Premiere of THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman. (more...)

TCG Welcomes New Appointees from OH, IL, WA, TN, CO & MN to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes six new members to its board of directors: Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH; Will Davis, artistic director, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Jamie Herlich, director of development, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA; Benita Hofstetter Koman, executive director, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, Knoxville, TN; Johamy Morales, education director, Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO; and Randy Reyes, artistic director, Mu Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN. (more...)

Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO and More Receive 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

Tickets for the Las Vegas Premiere of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Onsale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will go on sale July 14 at 7:00AM. Tickets are available by calling 702.749,2000, visiting the Box Office (hours 10AM - 6PM) or by visiting TheSmithCenter.com. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott (WAR HORSE and CURIOUS INCIDENT), will play The Smith Center Sept. 19 - 24 as part of a North American Tour. (more...)

THE AMERICAN DREAM by Juan Ramirez, Jr. Hits Broadway Bound Theatre Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The American Dream by Juan Ramirez, Jr. makes the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival! (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts to Bring Evening of Music, Dance and Spoken Word to Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Hamilton's Daniel J. Watts (TBS' upcoming 'The Last O.G.' starring Tracy Morgan, Signature Theatre's The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World) and WattsWords Productions present Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: Only Child, an evening of music, dance and spoken word, on Sunday, July 30 at The Studio in New York's famed Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

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