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307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)

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URINETOWN and More Slated for BoHo Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

BoHo Theatre is thrilled to announce plans for its upcoming 2017 season. Building on its rich, 13-year history, BoHo continues to bring an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays to Chicago stages focusing on emotional human relationships. (more...)

New York Philharmonic And Jaap Van Zweden To Open Mahler Festival 2020 in Amsterdam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden, who becomes Music Director in 2018, will open the Mahler Festival in Amsterdam in May 2020, presented by The Royal Concertgebouw. The New York Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in the opening concert of the festival in the Concertgebouw. The appearance will be part of the Orchestra's first European tour with Mr. van Zweden in spring 2020, the first in the Netherlands under the new Music Director, and the first performance at the Concertgebouw's Mahler Festival. (more...)

Grand Theatre Unveils Refurbished Front-of-House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On Thursday 8 September, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre unveiled its new look to invited guests ahead of an official opening night on Saturday 10 September. (more...)

New Trustees Take to the Stage at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd has announced the appointment of three new Trustees. VIDAR HJARDENG MBE, IMANDEEP KAUR and HARJINDER MILLINGTON will all join a volunteer board, chaired by John Crabtree. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tours THE TEMPEST Statewide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

William Shakespeare's The Tempest is TAM's Shakespeare in Maine Communities offering for 2016. The Tempest will tour for three weeks to schools and community centers across the state from October 10-29 and run for one weekend only in Cumston Hall October 14 through 16. TAM's production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Shakespeare in Maine Communities tour is also funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Fisher Foundation. (more...)

Oscar Winner Hans Zimmer Scores BBC America's Upcoming PLANET EARTH II
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Announced today, Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer's 'Bleeding Fingers Music' has created the score for PLANET EARTH II, the brand new landmark series from the BBC's Natural History Unit. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth II premieres on BBC AMERICA in Winter 2017. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Honor Violist Robert Vernon with 2016 Distinguished Service Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Robert Vernon, former principal violist of The Cleveland Orchestra and now holding the title Principal Viola Emeritus, will receive The Cleveland Orchestra's twenty-first annual Distinguished Service Award. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus Sets 'Privilege & Power' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

'Privilege & Power,' Actors' Theatre of Columbus' 2017 season, is an exploration of the social dynamics we all live in. The season spans tragedy, farce, and romance through some of the best-loved pieces of literature as well as rarely revived gems. (more...)

Travel Channel to Premiere New Season of HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE, 10/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri returns for a new season of Travel Channel's hit series HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE and his newest show 'Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets.' (more...)

Ars Nova to Host 'Off Color Salon Series' for UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Presented in conjunction with the New York premiere of Underground Railroad Game, Ars Nova presents the Off Color Salon Series which features artists, scholars, writers and community leaders in post-show discussions examining race, sexuality and education. (more...)

PBS' POV Wins Two News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Including Best Documentary
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

PBS's POV (Point of View), American television's longest-running independent documentary series, took home two trophies at the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards last night. (more...)

Tony Cointreau Hosts Book Party Celebrating A GIFT OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

On Tuesday September 20, Tony Cointreau celebrated the publication of his new book, 'A Gift of Love - Lessons Learned from My Work and Friendship with Mother Teresa' with a party at Michaels in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

The Met Presents DIANE ARBUS: IN THE BEGINNING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will open on July 12, featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923-71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962-the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over. (more...)

Casting Complete for THE CHRISTIANS and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions: Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman (December 1, 2016 - January 29, 2017) in the Downstairs Theatre; and Straight White Men written and directed by Young Jean Lee (February 2, 2016 - March 19, 2017) in the Upstairs Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Production of ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, Coming to Theaters Nationwide This December!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Straight from Broadway, and inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Allegiance tells the moving story of one family, much like Takei's, whose life is upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. “George Takei's Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen” comes to movie theaters nationwide for one night on Tuesday, December 13 (more...)

Debra Busetti Pens NO ONE TO CALL ME MOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

'No One to Call Me Mommy: A Journey of Hope and Healing Through the Pain of Infertility': provides companionship, strength, and a voice to break through the isolation of infertility. (more...)

Staged Reading This Week for New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-nominated director Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!) helms Part of the Plan, an original musical featuring the songs of the late, celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, currently in development at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center which this week will receive a 29-hour Equity staged reading with three invitation-only presentations September 22-24. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Receives Grant From Bank Of America Charitable Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) today announced that it has been named a recipient of The Bank of America Charitable Foundation's 2016 Community Development grants. The grant is part of a $487,500 collective donation to support affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in South Florida. (more...)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Appoints Thierry Fischer as Principal Guest Conductor and Markus Stenz as Conductor-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (Heung-Sik Choe, President and CEO) is delighted to announce two major new appointments to its artistic leadership. Thierry Fischer has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor and Markus Stenz Conductor-in-Residence, with effect from the start of the 2017 season. Both conductors were appointed by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra on the basis of the recommendation of a committee, with its seven members including the Seoul Philharmonic's CEO, musicians from and outside the orchestra, a music critic, a conductor and a music manager. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary to Hit Theaters; Watch the Official Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

Atlas Media has just announced its upcoming feature-length documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened -- a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into the 'then' and 'now' of perhaps Stephen Sondheim's most beloved work, Merrily We Roll Along -- has been acquired for theatrical distribution by Abramorama, the industry's preeminent distributor of independent cinema. Check out the official trailer for the film below! (more...)

Winners Announced for 2017 Edition of Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The JUNO Awards and Slaight Music are proud to announce that Neon Dreams, The Lytics, and Youngblood are the winners of this year's Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. (more...)

Childhood Abuse Survivor Shares True Story in DAISY CHAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

'Daisy Chain: A True Story of Trauma, Strength, and Healing' (published by Balboa Press AU) shares the story of author Evie Robb, who suffered childhood abuse but learned to heal and prevail. With her memoir, she shows how she transformed her life and offers help to others in similar situations. (more...)

WorldQuant University Announces CGI Commitment to Action to Address the Disparity Gap Between Talent and Educational Opportunity Throughout the World
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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BWW Review: The Fugard's CLYBOURNE PARK a 'Woke' Look at White Privilege and Gentrification
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2016

The Fugard Theatre's production of CLYBOURNE PARK arrives at a time when South Africa is caught up in Archibald MacLeish's idea of 'the play without the play,' a world in which the gentrification trend and the problems caused by white Privilege denialism intersect. (more...)

Lieberman Software Presents Cloud Security Webinar Featuring Analyst Andras Cser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Mission to (dit)Mars Announces New Writers for the 2016-2018 PROPULSION LAB
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Ted Louis Levy to SWING THE VOTE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This September 23rd, Tony nominated, Emmy, Helen Hays and Outer Critics Award-Winning tap dancer and choreographer Ted Louis Levy ('Black and Blue,' 'Jelly's Last Jam,' 'Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk') will present 'Swing the Vote,' a 90-minute tap dance production at the Roulette Theater in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn at 8:00pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Indianapolis This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Indianapolis premiere January 10-15, 2017 at the Old National Centre as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Oboist Eugene Izotov Joins Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of oboist Eugene Izotov to its faculty. Currently principal oboe at the San Francisco Symphony, Izotov has garnered critical acclaim for his interpretations of symphonic and solo repertoire. His appointment comes amid several recent additions to SFCM's faculty, including vocalists Deborah Voigt and Susanne Mentzer, as well as conductor Eric Dudley. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Announces 2017 Season with Three Area Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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Roy Surette to Depart Centaur Theatre After Ten Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Centaur Theatre Board of Directors has announced that after ten seasons, Roy Surette, Centaur Theatre's Artistic and Executive Director, will depart June 2017. Roy returns to family and friends in his home town of Vancouver, BC, to assume the position of Touchstone Theatre's Artistic Director. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand THIS AUNT IS NOT A COCKROACH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Back by popular demand! Boulder-based companies square product theatre and Hoarded Stuff Performance, two groups known for creating inventive, off-the-wall original performance work, will perform their collaborative work "This Aunt is Not a Cockroach" at Buntport Theater for a limited run this October. (more...)

Guest Blog: Brian Logan Introduces Feminist Festival CALM DOWN, DEAR at Camden People's Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Brian Logan - Sep 14, 2016

Autumn 2016. Comedian Amy Schumer, visiting the UK, tells the BBC that anyone who doesn't identify as feminist must be 'insane'. Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott, in an article addressing her passion for involving girls in sport, tells the Guardian 'I wouldn't say I'm a feminist. It's a funny word, isn't it?' New London mayor Sadiq Khan tells Red magazine, 'I'm obsessed with being a feminist in City Hall,' while distinguished columnist Suzanne Moore writes in the New Statesman, 'I hate all men… I once made exceptions. I was wrong.' (more...)

Rita McKenzie's ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY to Encore at Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below is presenting the triumphant return of Rita McKenzie's award-winning ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, the country's longest-running one-woman musical, September 28th at 7 PM. (more...)

Academics' Choice Announces Summer 2016 Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Academics' Choice today congratulates all winners of the Summer 2016 Academics' Choice Awards, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The summer winners include brain-boosting products from Bob Books, SuperHealos, Owl Hill Media, wonderkind GmbH, Sami Apps, HoliPlay, ORIGO Education, Kooapps, Smarty Ears, Tribage Game Engineering, World of Liberty, American Educational Products, LilGadgets, Spark!Lab Smithsonian, MindFuel, Matific, Sokikom, Creative Heuristics, Primo Toys, Vijua, Marbotic, Monkimun, Teach My Toddler, Ahoiii Entertainment, Gryphon House, Gallopade, Future Horizons, Oceanhouse Media, and more! A total of 45 products earned the award this summer. The full list of winners is posted online at http://www.academicschoice.com/2016. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable On Risks, Sexism and Having Opinions
by Marianka Swain - Sep 13, 2016

The latest instalment in our series showcasing Britain's best lighting designers focuses on the four-time Olivier and two-time Tony Award winner Paule Constable. She's worked on numerous landmark theatrical productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse and Waves at the National Theatre and the RSC's Wolf Hall, as well as with leading opera and dance companies. (more...)

ERI Founder John Shegerian Delivers Closing Keynote at Electronics Goes Green 2016 Conference in Berlin, Warns of 'the Insecurity of Everything'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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Trinity Rep Presents Obie-Award Winning Dark Comedy APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Trinity Repertory Company continues season 53, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' gripping play,  Appropriate, directed by Brian Mertes. Performances run October 6 - November 6, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Tickets are available at www.trinityrep.com, by calling (401) 351-4242 or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Providence. (more...)

Naked Empire Bouffon Company Presents DO WHAT YOU LOVE & YOU FUCKING EARNED IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

DO WHAT YOU LOVE and YOU FUCKING EARNED IT. Naked Empire Bouffon Company is pulling out all the stops to celebrate you with the premiere of two plays in two hours. Two searing satires extolling the virtues of hard working Americans like you who make class Privilege and economic imperialism feel so damn good. Featuring in-your-face physical comedy, sing-a-long jingles, puppets, outrageous costumes, and an anything-goes relationship with the audience, there will be plenty of dazzle to distract you from the moral of the story. (more...)

Diagnos Closes Rights Offering for Gross Proceeds of $1M
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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ODC/Dance Celebrates 30 Years of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

ODC is pleased to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its much-loved holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit. Created and choreographed by ODC's Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson, The Velveteen Rabbit is a warm, witty interpretation of Margery Williams' time-honored children's tale. (more...)

Jodi Picoult Returns to The Music Hall This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

On Wednesday, October 12, the bestselling author Jodi Picoult will come to town with her highly-anticipated new novel, SMALL GREAT THINGS.  Ms. Picoult has authored such stirring novels as My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, and most recently, Leaving Time. Titled after a quotation by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., SMALL GREAT THINGS tells an unforgettable tale of racism, birth and death in a rural Connecticut hospital, and a devastating court case. (more...)

Deion Sanders Launches the Under Armour 'It Comes From Below' Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Under Armour and Deion Sanders are reaffirming their commitment to high school athletes with the 'It Comes From Below' challenge. This nationwide video challenge encourages high school football teams to submit videos showcasing their superior footwork skills. The team that displays the best footwork, dedication and drive will be rewarded with custom Under Armour cleats and gloves. (more...)

James J. Hamrick Releases THE OPERATIVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

'The Operative': is an exploration of the bible as a guide to recognizing God's presence in every moment. 'The Operative' is the creation of published author, James J. Hamrick, who has been a student of God's word for the last thirty-seven years, since his born-again experience and being filled with the Holy Spirit of Jesus. He has had the Privilege of being taught by some of the world's leading preachers and evangelists. However, the teacher he relies most upon is the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ. As an international guest speaker, he has ministered in several countries, like Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Thailand, to name a few. Conducting revival meetings throughout the USA, he has ministered within many denominational churches, which includes but not limited to Assemblies of God, Baptist, Foursquare, and United Methodist. True Holy Ghost revival in the Church and the world has always been his greatest desire and prayer. (more...)

Fundraising Event Includes Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel's Charitable Project, Camp Broaderway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund is proud to join Cantor Fitzgerald's esteemed annual Charity Day on Sept. 12, 2016. The fund, which was established in honor of the late Fred Gabler, aids in sending underPrivileged children to summer sleep-away camps. Gabler, a former partner and trader for Cantor Fitzgerald - the company that lost the most lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, was a strong supporter of the summer camp experience for children. The fund honors his generous heart and passion. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Lobel On A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Performance artist Brian Lobel has spent 12 years creating innovative work out of difficult personal experiences and tough topics. He's now joined forces with Bryony Kimmings and Complicite to create the highly anticipated new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, which premieres at Manchester's HOME on 20 September, then plays Exeter Northcott and the National Theatre. (more...)

Art-In-Relation Presents Lippa's THE WILD PARTY and FRANKENSTEIN - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A Long Beach based performing arts company ventures into Hollywood to present two back-to-back productions. Art-In-Relation presents, currently running at the Dorie Theater, Andrew Lippa's Wild Party with dates from now through October 2nd. (more...)

Scoop: CLASS DIVIDE on HBO on Monday, October 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on CLASS DIVIDE on HBO, airing on Monday, October 3, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET Looks Deeply into Family Relationships and Personal Identity
by Shari Barrett - Sep 11, 2016

The heart of the story in Wendy Graf's world premiere play PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET centers on a young woman's journey to self-awareness as she learns to separate herself from her identity as the twin of a young man who should have been able to achieve greatness due to his social standing and upbringing as the "star" of his close-knit Jewish family. Seen through the lens of upper middle-class Privilege where a favored son is seen as perfect in every way, we are taken on the journey through his life and how his presence affects each of his family members, both uniting and dividing them as they struggle to reconcile their relationships. (more...)

Felicity Jones Receives The IMDb STARmeter Award in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

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