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BWW Interview: Lisa O'Hare and Bryce Pinkham Share Why It's 'Loverly' to Reunite for MY FAIR LADY
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 28, 2017

Shortly before performances began for MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera, I had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa O'Hare (Eliza Doolittle) and Bryce Pinkham (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) for a conversation backstage at the opera house. O'Hare and Pinkham are no strangers to working together, as they both originated roles in the 2014 Tony Award-winning musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Pinkham in fact revealed that one of the reasons he signed on to MY FAIR LADY was to have a 'front-row seat' to see O'Hare's take on Eliza, a role she has performed previously in the West End and in a 2008 U.S. national tour. While dressed in street clothes but still wearing faces full of stage makeup, O'Hare and Pinkham chatted with me about what it's been like to reunite, why they're excited to be involved in this staging of Lerner and Loewe's classic musical, and how it feels to perform on the Lyric stage. Read on for excerpts from the conversation. (more...)

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Launches in Rishikesh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Akshi Yogashala invites yoga lovers to be part of its October session of 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Rishikesh. In the program, students would take their practice of the yoga deeper and also learn basic teaching techniques that could help them become an inspiring yoga teacher. The curriculum is based on the principles as laid down in Patanjali's 'Yoga Sutra' which would help students approach the practice spiritually, patiently, and in a disciplined environment. Highlights of the program are: • Study of the advanced and intermediate postures • Learning Teaching techniques • Knowing different forms of Mudras like Kechari and Shambhavi mudras • Precise Meditation and Pranayama techniques Affiliated with the Yoga Alliance, USA the program aims to polish the student's practice and teaching skills and make them go into next spiritual level. In the program, students will be given chance to experiment, explore, experience and learn to associate themselves with their surroundings. Sunday's will be fixed for excursions and cultural programs wherein students will visit the Himalayan caves and also experience the religious rituals in the temples. Besides they will also be taken for river rafting and trekking on the Himalayan tracks. Students would be provided best accommodation and healthy meals so that they would always feel at home and safe. Akshi Yogashala is now successfully running various yoga teacher training programs in many cities of India and Nepal for the aspiring yogis from all over the world. Their positive reviews are the testimony to the satisfaction they have got from the program. One of the ex-student Rasha says, 'It has been a Privilege to be a part of the Akshi Yogashala's program. We have learned to treasure ourselves for the fruitful existence of our lives and the lives of others.' Yogashala owes its success to its teachers who have always been willing to give personalized training and support to the students and to make Yogashala popular and a most preferred institute. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Griffin, LaCardo and Horst from CCP's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

Directed by Bryce McDonald and featuring a cast that includes Ross Griffin (as Jerry Lee Lewis), Daniel W. Black (Carl Perkins), Edward LaCardo (Elvis Presley) and Steven Horst (Johnny Cash) as the titular quartet, Million Dollar Quartet is sure to set box office records in Crossville where you are likely to find the very best musical theater this side of Broadway. (more...)

Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Difficult, but welcome discussions about race and representation continue to spread through the theatre landscape. Yesterday, a group of Middle Eastern and Muslim theater artists from Noor Theatre and elsewhere released a letter expressing concern about Playwrights Horizons' current production of Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE. Playwrights Horizons has responded today with a call for public discussion and further collaboration. (more...)

BWW Feature: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 27, 2017

THREE TALL WOMEN at Players by the Sea, A NEW BRAIN at The 5 and Dime, STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Theatre Jax, MR. TOAD'S WILD EXPEDITION by Jason Woods, and DREAMGIRLS at the Alhambra! (more...)

Theatre Critic David Cote 'Parts Ways' with Time Out New York
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that David Cote, chief theatre critic for Time Out New York, will part ways with the publication. (more...)

BMI Honors Carrie Underwood at 69th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, honored music superstar Carrie Underwood at the 69th annual BMI/NAB Dinner held last night at the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Horse Head Theatre's 2017 Season to Explore the Self
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Horse Head Theatre Co. (HH) strives to inspire empathy and engagement with new ideas. This year we will explore the idea of self knowledge. (more...)

World-Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Release New Album ft. Legendary Guest Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square announced today the launch of their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends to be released on May 12th, which features some of the world's top artists (more...)

Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced additional details in casting for the 2017 summer season including, Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, Steven Pasquale, Cynthia Erivo, Alexandra Socha and many more to join.  Additional details on the popular Fridays@3 Reading Series have also been announced.   (more...)

Vilia Putrius to Retire at End of FBP's Season End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Vilia Putrius, one of Festival Ballet Providence's (FBP) leading dancers for more than ten seasons, will retire from the company at the end of FBP's 39th Season next month. Ms. Putrius, who joined the FBP company in 2006, has performed many of the most memorable principal roles in FBP's repertoire, such as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, among many others. Her final performance will be Sunday May 14, 2017 at The Vets, dancing the title role in Cinderella.* (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER to Make Philadelphia Premiere at Theatre Exile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Debuts at CCP This Friday Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Cumberland County Playhouse will present Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning musical that electrified Broadway, on the Mainstage in Crossville, running April 28-June 9. (more...)

BWW Review: NYC Season Ends with a Bang with Dance Theatre of Harlem
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 23, 2017

The legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) returned to their “stage home” for their annual NYC season at the New York City Center, April 19-22, 2017. Some highlights of the season included a special performance by Grammy-Winning Recording Artist India.Arie, NY and DTH premieres by Robert Garland, Francesca Harper, and José Limón, and the return of other favorites by Dianne McIntyre and Darrell Grand Moultrie. (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 23, 2017

Today, John Tartaglia speaks with BWW about the important new Netflix series JULIE'S GREENROOM, which teaches kids, 'the arts don't discriminate.' (more...)

Photo Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'UniSon'
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Racial & Sexual Tensions Ignite in Theatre Exile's Premiere of BUZZER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. Gentrification comes to a head as the thought-provoking social drama fans the flames of love, race, class and Privilege. (more...)

Pennsylvania Selects MJ Freeway to Implement Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking System for New Medical Marijuana Program, the Second State to Adopt MJ Freeway's Platform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Portland Stage mounts the annual Little Festival of the Unexpected with new play workshops from May 10 through May 13, 2017. Little Festival is a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays. Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members. (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...)

The New York Public Library Presents RADICAL BODIES, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin taught an experimental workshop attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer on her dance deck on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

HERE Honors Anne Kauffman and Mike Pratt at MOXIE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Monday, May 1, HERE honors award-winning director Anne Kauffman and President of the Scherman Foundation, Mike Pratt, at HERE's annual gala.  This year's gala, entitled MOXIE!, begins at 6:00pm with The Sassy Supper at City Winery (155 Varick Street) featuring VIP Cocktail Reception, silent auction, dinner and performances, and continues with the Guts & Glamour Party, beginning at 8:30pm at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue), with cocktails, delectables, silent auction, performances and dancing.  (more...)

Summer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

The Public Slates 2017 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Public Theater has announced the line-up for the popular Spotlight Series of free staged readings of new plays by The Public's Emerging Writers Group, beginning on Wednesday, May 31 and running through Monday, June 26. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum and Bard Announce American Decorative Arts Curatorial Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Brooklyn Museum and Bard Graduate Center announced today a collaborative, multiphase project aimed at rethinking the presentation and study of American decorative arts. Starting in fall 2017, Bard Graduate Center faculty and students and Brooklyn Museum curators will come together as a think tank to examine the organization, display, and interpretation of the Brooklyn Museum's extensive collection of American decorative arts. This will launch a series of courses on American decorative arts at the Brooklyn Museum, led by Kevin Stayton, Curator Emeritus, along with Barry Harwood, Curator of Decorative Arts, among others. The course, open to all students enrolled in Bard Graduate Center's M.A. and Ph.D. programs in decorative arts, design history, or material culture, will serially study parts of the Museum's collection. As its outcome the course will lead to the redesign of the gallery display of the decorative arts collection.  (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Announces Shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Three artists have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, which will be presented on 20 June 2017, it was announced today, Wednesday 19 April 2017. The shortlisted portraits, all featuring female sitters, were selected from 2580 entries from 87 countries, submitted for judging by a panel which included broadcaster Kirsty Wark and artist Michael Landy. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present SONGS IN THE KEY OF CREE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, and as part of a European tour including ten shows in seven countries in twenty-one days,the UK premiere of an evening of the songs of multi-award-winning writer, composer and musician Tomson Highway, Songs in the Key of Cree, plays for one late night performance at the Finborough Theatre on Saturday, 6 May 2017. (more...)

Performing Arts Center, Purchase College Celebrates Sonny Rollins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (PAC) is pleased to present A CELEBRATION OF SONNY ROLLINS, the latest in their JAZZ AT THE CENTER series. Ravi Coltrane, James Carter, Jimmy Heath, James Brandon Lewis, and Joe Lovano are headlining this evening honoring one of the jazz world's living legends. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department to Stage GOOD BOYS AND TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts Department presents Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Hugh O'Gorman. This probing family drama about a high school senior involved in an explosive scandal plays April 28 to May 13 in the Players Theatre, ending CSULB's eclectic season of self-discovery. (more...)

Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA Returns to The Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

One hundred and twenty years after it was first published, Anton Chekhov's celebrated masterpiece Uncle Vanya makes its way back onto The Court Theatre's stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 17, 2017

Today's subjects, Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn, are currently living their theatre lives over on H Street at Mosaic Theater Company. They are the directors for the company's current South Africa: Then & Now repertory, which is comprised of the Athol Fugard's classic Blood Knot and the newer A Human Being Died That Night by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright. The rep represents the old and the new. It's appropriate that Mosaic's genius Artistic Director Ari Roth has enlisted a veteran director of over 50 years and a hot up-and-coming director to bring the plays to vivid life onstage at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: Fiasco Theater Company's Patrick Mulryan Talks Deep INTO THE WOODS
by Don Grigware - Apr 17, 2017

Actor Patrick Mulryan, a member of the Fiasco Theater Company, is currently playing Jack in their touring production of Into the Woods at the Ahmanson through May 14. He took time from his busy schedule to talk about the role and his blossoming theatre career. Patrick, you are having such a great time playing Jack that the joy you are feeling transcends the footlights. What is your honest impression of him? Define his character traits and flaws. (more...)

Transplants Comedy at QED, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Transplants Comedy Show by stand up comics who are not New Yorkers telling jokes & stories about NYC and their hometowns. (more...)

New York Pops to Feature John Williams Summer Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On June 8, 2017, The New York Pops will return to its summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program of music by legendary film composer John Williams. After two successful seasons at the open-air venue, The New York Pops is proud to return to the stadium for an evening featuring the musicians of the orchestra in some of the most popular music ever written for the silver screen. The orchestra's Kids in the Balcony program, which has expanded greatly since its offshoot Kids in the Stadium was introduced in 2015 thanks in part to the generosity of concert presenters Madison House Presents, will offer more than 1,500 Queens children and their families an opportunity to attend and learn about live music for free. (more...)

'UniSon' to Open This Month at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Timely, Dystopian URINETOWN at the Annie Russell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College closes its 84th season with Urinetown, The Musical. This irreverent winter of three Tony awards is set in a futuristic but not-so-unrecognizable society in which water is scarce and private facilities are banned. Residents must pay a fee to a price-gouging megacorporation each time they use the bathroom. Poking fun at corporate greed, bureaucracy, and Broadway musicals, this satire tells the story of revolution incited by one hero who decides it's not 'a Privilege to pee.' BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

BWW Blog: When a Broadway Journalist Un-Retires From the Stage - and the Day I Had a Drink With Stephen Sondheim
by MATTHEW BLANK - Apr 14, 2017

I have met Master Sondheim exactly three times in my life.  Twice was just in passing at various press events.  But the third time, I found myself sidled up next to him at the Glass House Tavern on 47th Street and actually got a chance to chat with the man. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/14 - Yo-Yo Ma and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/14 - Yo-Yo Ma and More! (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Chess in the Schools to Host 30th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Chess in the Schools, the nonprofit educational organization empowering New York City's inner-city students through chess,will host its 30th Anniversary Benefit Celebration Monday, May 8 at Guastavino's (409 E 59th Street, NYC). (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Disney Theatricals President Thomas Schumacher Talks Inclusion With Broadway Casting Directors Tara Rubin and Bernie Telsey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

In a recent feature for Backstage, Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, sat down with Broadway casting directors Tara Rubin and Bernie Telsey to discuss inclusion on the stage and screen. They three discussed this topic in August of last year, and recently reconvened to assess the improvements made in the last year. In this talk, they discussed casting trends they have noticed, as well as the 2015 #OscarsSoWhite uproar compared to Moonlight's big wins this year. (more...)

AMC's Premiere of Original Western Drama THE SON Garners 3 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

THE SON premiered Saturday night on AMC, continuing the network's tradition of capping a day of classic Western films and television shows with an original Western drama. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW 4/17 - 4/21 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW 4/17 - 4/21, airing on ABC (more...)

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