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The Court Theatre Appoints New Associate Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Dan Bain, who also holds the position of The Court Jester's Artistic Director and whose work has been seen on stage at The Court previously, has accepted the coveted role. (more...)

Lieberman Software Announces Interoperability with RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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BWW Review: Kennedy Center Hosts Palestinian Artist Raeda Taha's WHERE CAN I FIND SOMEONE LIKE YOU, ALI?
by Andrew White - Mar 27, 2017

For years the word "Palestinian" has been synonymous with terror; it hasn't occurred to the mainstream media that beyond the headlines, and just out of the camera's view, are families-many of them now fatherless-struggling to survive and maintain their identity in a world that has grown increasingly hostile to their very existence. Raeda Taha's brilliant autobiographical one-woman show, 'Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali?,' provides us with a narrative that is as timely as it is necessary. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Royal Ballet's Exclusive QPAC Seasons of WOOLF WORKS and THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Royal Ballet arrives in Australia, direct from London, this winter for an exclusive residency at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 9 July 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching Up with HOLIDAY INN Star and Humanitarian Bryce Pinkham
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 25, 2017

Emilio Criscitiello is a musician, published author, and resident music teacher at The Hungerford School in Staten Island, New York. A veteran teacher of students with special needs for over twenty years, he instructs, inspires, and empowers his students to a path of acceptance and joy through the magic of the arts and the power of music. He also happens to be my father. So when he called to tell me that a 'Broadway guy' would be visiting his school to act as principal for the day, my interest was very easily piqued. (more...)

C. Sablan Gault Promotes Historical Romance Novel 'A Mansion on the Moon: A Guam Love Story'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Set in the tumultuous period of Guam history, between the Spanish-American War and World War II, the lives and loves of three Chamorro women unfold amid the changes and challenges around them. Sixteen-year old Amanda falls of a navy seaman who leaves her with child. Her daughter Sylvia grows up an illegitimate orphan. Yet she finds happiness with Tino Camacho, who loves her despite her scandalous background. Life teaches their daughter, the level-headed Vivian Camacho, that falling for an American navy man is futile, like reaching for the moon. Cultural and racial prejudices increase the distance. Vivian avoids such futility until the handsome Philip Avery, an up-and-coming naval engineer, enters her life as an upstairs tenant newly assigned to Guam. Vivian falls in love with him but knows nothing can come of it. Philip is from a different world, one of wealth, rank, and Privilege. Vivian is a simple island girl who lives under naval government rule. Philip is a man well beyond her reach. He is as distant from her world as the moon; he is the mansion there. Philip falls in love also, but his career comes first. Both deny their feelings for each other; their love cannot be. But love knows no distance, sees no differences. A Mansion on the Moon: A Guam Love Story is available for purchase in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: A Mansion on the Moon: A Guam Love Story By C. Sablan Gault Publisher: Xlibris ISBN: 978-1514427057 ASIN: B018ZJHKYG Pages: 276 Genre: Historical Romance About the Author: C. Sablan Gault, a native born Chamorro, began her writing career in advertising. She holds a BA in Anthropology and studied journalism. She worked as an advertising assistant, newspaper reporter, feature writer, and columnist. She then served as press secretary to a Guam governor, a legislator, and to Guam's delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. She also worked as a writer and researcher for a Guam political status education commission. She and her husband David, a Vietnam-era Seabee, live in Guam. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: C. Sablan Gault Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/historical-romance-a-mansion-on-the-moon-a-guam-love-story/ (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Boss Hog Release First Album In 17 Years Brood X Today + US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York City's Boss Hog have released their new album Brood X today via In The Red Records. The record is their first full-length LP in 17 years. Watch and share the album trailer (more...)

Circle Theatre's 36th Season Continues with RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The second play in Circle Theatre's 2017 season is Rasheeda Speaking. (more...)

Interactive Romp 3/FIFTHS to Transform 3LD Art and Technology Center Into Dystopian Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

3-Legged Dog presents the world premiere of 3/Fifths, conceived and written by James Scruggs, directed by Tamilla Woodard and Kareem Fahmy, with video design by Jon Bremner and Cam Vokey, choreographed by Andre M. Zachery, and an original score composed by Melanie West. (more...)

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)

History to Explore Defining Moments in U.S. History in New Anthology Series THE COMMANDERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

HISTORY(R) is developing a new annual scripted television event, THE COMMANDERS, dramatizing pivotal moments in U.S. history that defined the men who served as the most powerful person in the nation, the President of the United States, (more...)

The Other Theatre Company Announces Chicago Premiere of THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the Chicago premiere of Threesome, written by Yussef El Guindi and direction by Jason Gerace, April 14 - May 21 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15, Thursday, April 20, Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Opening day is Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The performance is 85 minutes with no intermission. The regular performance schedule, April 27 - May 21, is Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets for previews are $25 and for the regular run $30. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two productions as part ofManhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew J. Taylor of 42ND STREET at MAYO Performing Arts Center
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 22, 2017

Come and meet the star of 42nd Street! I had the Privilege of chatting with the very talented Matthew J. Taylor, who plays Julian Marsh in this exciting production. We talk about life on the road, beloved timeless musicals, preserving vocal health and New Jersey's outstanding Westminster Choir College. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

square product theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Boulder-based square product theatre presents the Regional Premiere of Australian-born playwright Amelia Roper's "She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange" at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Newcomer Mia Pinero in Character for PlayMakers' MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Lerner and Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' at the Paul Green Theatre, from April 5 through 29, 2017. PlayMakers has re-imagined this classic musical to fit its unique theatrical space and welcomes a dynamic cast that includes newcomer Mia Pinero as Eliza Doolittle. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Pinero in character below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theater Club Corner: Meet the Short Play Festival Directors
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Mar 21, 2017

Coming up March 24th and 25th, we have the theater club's first short play festival. Completely student run, this festival will showcase published plays as well as two original student works. These plays are performed, designed, and directed by the students. As one of the student directors, I can't begin to tell you about how proud I am to be a part of this festival. This is my first time directing outside of classes and I am absolutely thrilled to be directing Smitten written by Mark Harvey Levine. The entire experience has shaped me as a director, actor, designer, and even an audience member. It has definitely impacted how I will look at future productions and has given me even more respect for the various positions involved in making a production happen. Let's meet some of my other fellow directors shall we? (more...)

New Tampa Players is Bringing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Their Home Stage at the University Area CDC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

New Tampa Players is bringing Jesus Christ Superstar to their home stage at the University Area CDC March 31 through April 2 and April 7 through April 9, but first they have been taking the show on the road. Earlier this month, the cast performed a musical revue for the resident families at Metropolitan Ministries. 'Rehearsals for Superstar have been demanding, so I wasn't sure how the cast would feel about giving up a Saturday,' Director G. Frank Meekins said, 'but in the end it was a Privilege to be able to share musical theater with adults and children who might not otherwise get to see a live performance like this.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Mar 20, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation. (more...)

George Benson & Kenny G Announce Breezin' & Breathless Co-Headlining Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

World renowned Jazz superstars, George Benson and Kenny G, are teaming up for a historic co-headline touring event where each will perform songs from their career defining album plus greatest hits. (more...)

BARBECUE, THE LITTLE FOXES, WOLF HALL and More Set for Epic Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is kicking off its sixth season with a diverse line-up of brand new, innovative and exhilarating work that looks at the relationship between power and the people it affects. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 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 come to Memphis April 18-23, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre as part of a North American tour. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ASHLEY BOUDER PROJECT Shines with Versatility
by Christina Pandolfi - Mar 20, 2017

On March 17 2017, excitement buzzed at the Peter Norton Symphony Space during the season premiere of The Ashley Bouder Project. A powerful collective that celebrates the beauty and strength of female dancers (and the resilient support of their male counterparts!) the showcase more than proved Bouder's mantra that At This Dance, Women Take the Lead. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by David Fick - Mar 20, 2017

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony themed 'Live with Flair' at the Artscape Theatre Center last night, with the undisputed highlight of the night being the disruption of the ceremony by Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani, and Zikhona Jacobs. (more...)

MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins Announces THE YEAR OF CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, one of the UK's leading scriptwriting courses, has announced 'The Year of Celebration' for its 5th anniversary year. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Festival Closes with Biggest Box Office Takings in History
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

The debut Adelaide Festival from Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy concludes today with a bang, setting a new record with the biggest box office takings in the event's 57-year history. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Countdown to the 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Sees Nominees and Theatre Politics Take a Bow
by David Fick - Mar 19, 2017

The 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards will be presented tonight at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. With the local theatre industry counting down to the ceremony, BroadwayWorld presents a special feature that highlights the nominees and some of the discourse that has transpired since the nominations were released last month. (more...)

Frontpoint Names Mark Weninger as CMO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

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BWW Review: Circle Players' Provocative and Compelling CLYBOURNE PARK
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2017

Daniel DeVault's taut, focused direction and consistent performances from his ensemble of actors are the hallmarks of Circle Players' latest show in their 2016-17 season - Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park - now onstage, appropriately and significantly at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, named for one of Nashville's most venerated civil rights leaders through April 2. (more...)

United Nations, UNICEF And Talent From 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' Team Up To Celebrate International Day Of Happiness With Event In Support Of The Sustainable Development
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

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BWW Review: Keegan Theatre Presents Masterful PARADE, A Must See Production
by Jeffrey Walker - Mar 18, 2017

Co-directed with precision by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea, Keegan's PARADE keeps the staging simple and imaginative, cutting away clutter and using only the barest of props and scenic elements to help the story unfold. No one who has seen previous Keegan musicals, such as HAIR, CABARET, or AMERICAN IDIOT could be surprised by the quality of this rendering of PARADE; I fully expect this production to be recognized multiple times when the next round of Helen Hayes Awards comes around. (more...)

Ketel One Vodka Celebrates the Legacy of 'the King' with Launch of 'Arnold Palmer Collector's Edition' Bottle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Anyone who crossed Arnold Palmer's path was fortunate to meet him and the Nolet family, creators of Ketel One Vodka, felt very fortunate indeed. Rooted in Mr. Palmer's winning tradition and honoring his unparalleled legacy, the Nolet family has created a limited edition Ketel One Vodka bottle as a thank you to Arnold Palmer for the impact he had on the world and the game many love so much. (more...)

Plays for and by Young People Slated for National Theatre Connections Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Young members of Sheffield People's Theatre take part in a national celebration of theatre when they join local schools and youth theatre groups performing new plays from emerging playwrights as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2017 at the Crucible Studio Theatre Monday 27 March - Saturday 1 April. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): CLYBOURNE PARK's Walton, Prince and Treutle
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Today, three members of director Daniel DeVault's cast - Chandra J. Walton, M. Caroline Prince and Ethan Treutle - offer some insight into their creative process in Friday 5 (+1): Clybourne Park. (more...)

BWW Review: The Barn's Southern-fried and bred SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Featuring a quintet of charming and engaging players, under the deft and focused direction of Everett Tarlton, Seeing Stars in Dixie (which winds up a month-long run at The Barn this coming Sunday, March 19) is the kind of laugh-out-loud funny that only comes from the heart, as it relates the story of a group of people in Natchez, Mississippi, circa 1956, who are caught up in all the hoopla and hullabaloo of a movie, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, being made right over yonder. It's based in fact: Taylor, Clift, Lee Marvin, Eva Marie Saint and all the accompanying Hollywood types came to Natchez to film Raintree County, a Southern gothic tale that transformed the sleepy, small town into a veritable beehive of Tinsel Town talk and celebrity hijinks. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 is a Must-See Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 16, 2017

White Guy on the Bus is now being performed at 59e59 Theaters through April 16th. Written by Bruce Graham, directed by Bud Martin and featuring an outstanding cast, this is a brilliant, poignant production. (more...)

RESISTANCE Announces Ibiza Residency at Privilege
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

RESISTANCE will land on Ibiza for the opening night of an eight-week residency at the world's largest nightclub, Privilege. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarias. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the Melodrama Unfold in Highlights from DESTINY OF DESIRE at the Goodman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarias. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Mar 16, 2017

BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation. Along with songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, BEAUTIFUL tells their story of how they became some of the most successful songwriters of an era. Recently, BWW, had a chance to chat with actor, Ben Fankhauser who plays Barry Mann, to discuss the show, his role and how BEAUTIFUL is bringing in audiences of all ages as it travels around North America. (more...)

Judith Mitchell, Florida Children's Theatre to Receive 2017 Special Carbonell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

As the South Florida theater community prepares for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, one of the most anticipated features of the April 3rd ceremony, the recipients of the prestigious George Abbott Award, and Ruth Foreman Award, have been announced. (more...)

Interview with a Dead Friend: Dan Asher
by Barry Kostrinsky - Mar 15, 2017

Why only interview the living? This is an interview with Dan Asher who passed several years before I wrote this. It is an attempt to channel his spirit and to reveal how he would respond and give depth to this great artists complexity while hinting at explanations of who he really was. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 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...)

The Bush Theatre Re-Opens After A Year-Long, £4.3million Major Redevelopment
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????The Bush Theatre reopens this week following the biggest capital project in the theatre's history. The £4.3million, year-long revitalisation of the venue by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins has turned an old library built at the turn of the 20th Century into a fully accessible, modernised cultural building.  (more...)

FX Orders Second Season of Acclaimed New Drama Series LEGION
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

FX has ordered a second season of LEGION, the critically acclaimed new drama series from Noah Hawley, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Legion is one of the most-watched new cable dramas of the past year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Madani Younis On The Bush Theatre's Reopening
by Marianka Swain - Mar 14, 2017

This week, London's Bush Theatre reopens following a £4.3 million capital project. The building's revitalisation sees it become more sustainable and entirely accessible, with a new entrance, front-of-house area and garden terrace, improved rehearsal and dressing room facilities, an expanded main auditorium, and a new 70-seat studio space - a home for emerging artists and producers. Madani Younis, Artistic Director since 2012, discusses his hopes for the Bush. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces David Lozano to Direct NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced the appointment of David Lozano to direct Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias.  Mr. Lozano, Executive Artistic Director of Dallas' Cara Mia Theatre Co., will be making his directorial debut at WTT with Native Gardens.  (more...)

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