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based on "The Prodigal Son" story from the Bible

Gay, 18-year-old Luke goes on a journey of self-discovery. He flees his small hometown for the thrilling unknowns of city life, takes a hard ride and some big falls, but ultimately he must return to his family for forgiveness.



Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

TODDZERO Gets Brutally Honest With New Album 'My Precious Limp'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Los Angeles-based Indie Rock artist TODDZERO has performed on some of music's biggest stages, including SXSW and the MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show, and his critically acclaimed songs have been heard on hit TV shows like the Freeform/ABC Family series The Fosters. (more...)

A Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two singers, tells the story of Hannah, a transwoman, and her journey to self-understanding. The opera is meant to be both an experience, and a vehicle for meaningful conversation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's Prodigal SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, beginning with a world premiere and continuing with hotly-anticipated new plays by award-winning playwrights. (more...)

Branden Perry Releases GOD, HOW BIG ARE YOU?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'God, How Big Are You?': a delightful romp through a little boy's imagination as he writes God a letter the night before kindergarten. 'God, How Big Are You?' is the creation of published author, Branden Perry, gifted writer and dedicated author. (more...)

LITTLE FLOWER OF EAST ORANGE to Open This Fall at Eclipse Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, continues their 24th anniversary, 2016 Stephen Adly Guirgis season with the Chicago Premiere of The Little Flower of East Orange, with Eclipse ensemble member Steve Scott directing. (more...)

Steven Fales Returns to New York in CULT MODEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

In an election year filled with cults of all shapes and sizes, Steven Fales takes audiences on a journey through our cult-susceptible culture. Think of it as an entertaining TED Talk with original songs, parodies, monologues and stand-up as he leaves no cult untouched and takes no prisoners using his Cult Scale (0-6) and addressing his own personal experiences with OCD-Obsessive Cult Disorder. Leave your common sense at the door as you enter his outrageous cult of personality and perfection!.   (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

Hunter Foster Helms Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse brings back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage tonight, October 5, through November 6. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard Crowned in CAMELOT Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's 'House,' film's 'Dead Poet's Society,' and Broadway's 'The Invention of Love' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' will portRay King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's 'Camelot,' a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, tonight, October 4, through October 30. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/3/2016 - THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 3, 2016

Today's big news: THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY opens Off-Broadway, and the couples are set to perform Cirque du Soleil-inspired numbers on tonight's DANCING WITH THE STARS! (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Central City Opera Features CARMEN, COSI FAN TUTTE and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 to August 6, 2017, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte in repertory, along with Benjamin Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo in shorter runs. Celebrating the company's 85th season, the festival's productions offer a diverse and broad gamut of styles and time periods. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

BWW Review: Los Angeles Ballet's 11th Season Opens Spectacularly with Modernists/Ballet Visionaries
by Shari Barrett - Oct 24, 2016

Los Angeles Ballet's eleventh season celebrates the masters and introduces LA to a new choreographer that is changing the dance landscape. The season opened with Modernists/Ballet Visionaries which features works of three icons of their time: August Bournonville, 1805-79, creator of the Danish Bournonville style of ballet, still vibrant today; George Balanchine, 1904-82, Master choreographer who transformed American dance and created modern American ballet; Aszure Barton, contemporary choreographer who is leading ballet into rich, new territory. The program includes Bournonville's Napoli Pas de Six and Tarantella, Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto and the Los Angeles Ballet Premiere of Barton's Untouched (2010). (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Stage World Premiere LEAVINGS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Gail Parrish's LEAVINGS, a story of racial reconciliation that brings an important voice to the public dialogue on Black Lives Matter. Directed by Ashley Honore Roberson, it plays October 21 - November 20, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity is a resident company. (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Stage STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Arc Theatre will present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 21, 2017 at the Red Curtain Theater at First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre's LEAVINGS Opens This Sunday; Go Behind the Scenes!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Gail Parrish's LEAVINGS, a story of racial reconciliation that brings an important voice to the public dialogue on Black Lives Matter. Directed by Ashley Honore Roberson, it plays October 21 - November 20, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity is a resident company. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre's LEAVINGS Opens This Sunday; Go Behind the Scenes!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Gail Parrish's LEAVINGS, a story of racial reconciliation that brings an important voice to the public dialogue on Black Lives Matter. Directed by Ashley Honore Roberson, it plays October 21 - November 20, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity is a resident company. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: City Ballet Miscasts the Founder's Classics
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 17, 2016

The state of any company's dancing can be gauged by looking at how it performs its founder's work. Of course that is no easy feat to assess with City Ballet, what with its glorious repertoire. All the same, Wednesday October 12th's program found the company disconcertingly off the mark. In politics, we follow the money; in ballet, we follow the casting. (more...)


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Big Statues Recreates Story of the Prodigal Son Through Bronze Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the famous parables of Jesus which appears in the Bible. In the story, a father has two sons. The younger son asks for his inheritance and after wasting his fortune, becomes destitute. He returns home with the intention of begging his father to be made one of his hired servants, expecting his relationship with his father is likely severed. The father welcomes him back and celebrates his return. The older son refuses to participate, and the father reminds the older son that one day he will inherit everything. But, they should still celebrate the return of the younger son because he was lost and is now found. (more...)

THE SORROWS OF SATAN Comes to Tristan Bates for a Six Week Run in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

A brand new musical play based on one of the world's first bestselling novels comes to Tristan Bates Theatre for a six-week run in 2017 (more...)

Join the Cast of WAITING FOR GRACE for Complimentary Wine Every Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Every Thursday is 'Ladies' Night Out' at Waiting for Grace, the new comedy by Sharon Sharth now running in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre through Dec. 11. (more...)

Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Seattle Opera's AS ONE: A Transgender Story Told Through Opera
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two singers, tells the story of Hannah, a transwoman, and her journey to self-understanding. The opera is meant to be both an experience, and a vehicle for meaningful conversation.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Sparkles in Fall Season
by Christina Pandolfi - Nov 1, 2016

On Friday, October 28, 2016, a crisp, cool air set the mood for a dreamy evening performance of American Ballet Theatre's fall program. A company known for its classic traditionalism, the evening took a turn for the eclectic, choosing to showcase the dancers' eccentricities and otherness through modern dance inspired works that spanned from 1929 to the present. (more...)

Michael Griffiths to Tribute Madonna with 'IN VOGUE' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the acclaimed Australian theater and concert artist Michael Griffiths in his evening IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

THE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced today, Monday, January 9, 2017, that Khris Davis (The Royale) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theater and that Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents AS ONE, STORY OF A TRANSGENDER PERSON NAMED HANNAH, 2/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th - 26th, 2017.  (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera to Tell Transgender Story with AS ONE Chamber Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th - 26th, 2017. (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

Australian Cabaret Star Michael Griffiths Brings COLE to Life at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 23, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Cole starring Michael Griffiths on Friday, February 3, at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Winner of the Helpmann Award, the Australian equivalent of the Tony Award, Australian cabaret performer Michael Griffiths explores the colorful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter. It's a tale of hedonism, grave misfortune and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom. Singer, pianist, actor, composer and musical arranger Michael Griffiths has been described by the West Australian as "one of the most consummate male cabaret performers in Australia at the moment." His popularity is far-reaching, receiving five star reviews and standing ovations wherever he performs. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre RED NIGHT BENEFIT Celebrates Drama, Passion, History and Love
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 the Detroit Repertory Theatre welcomes the public to an evening of drama, romance, a silent auction, champagne and appetizers at the Board of Trustees' annual 'RED NIGHT' benefit beginning at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

West of 10th Stages Paul Weitz's LONELY, I'M NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

West of 10th is currently presenting Lonely, I'm Not by Paul Weitz at The Workshop Theater in New York City for a limited engagement now through January 22nd. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere Of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, 3/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of Some Light Emerges, a chamber opera created by the acclaimed team of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Ballroom at Bayou Place. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater J's Scintillating COPENHAGEN
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 12, 2017

With Copenhagen, Theater J has done it again - giving DC audiences another thought-provoking must see evening. (more...)

Principal Dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre to Host Master Classes at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

 The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC announces the 2017 Master Class series in residence with Principal Ballet Dancers. The classes will be held at The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC-1 Depot Square, Englewood, NJ 07631.  (more...)

The Secret Theatre Presents ACT ONE:ONE ACT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Let's welcome the New Year at The Secret Theatre with an exciting festival filled with world-premiering one act plays. This year will feature just under thirty plays by playwrights from across the country. Each play performs 6 times over a three week period in a competition style festival where the audience votes determine the winner. (more...)

West of 10th to Stage LONELY, I'M NOT at The Workshop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

West of 10th will present its production of Lonely, I'm Not by Paul Weitz at The Workshop Theater in New York City for a limited engagement beginning January 18th. (more...)

West of 10th to Present LONELY, I'M NOT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

West of 10th will present its production of Lonely, I'm Not by Paul Weitz at The Workshop Theater in New York City for a limited engagement beginning January 18th. (more...)

BWW Review: BURIED CHILD, Trafalgar Studios, 1 December 2016
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

This revival of Sam Shepard's apocalyptic 1978 play has gained resonance since 2016's most apocalyptic political development - namely, Donald Trump cynically harnessing Midwestern anger and disillusionment. The latter is on display in heightened, American Gothic form in this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, teeming with tragic mysteries, family skeletons and a (literally) buried past. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

The Arc Theatre Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Arc Theatre is pleased to present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 12, 2017 at Red Curtain Theater at the First Congregational Church House, 1417 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at arctheatrechicago.org. The press opening is Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm.   (more...)

BWW Review: FAITHLESS: A Family in Crisis
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 17, 2016

FAITHLESS is an intimate study of a Boston Irish-Catholic family facing a crisis. Mom is dying, but the adult children have different beliefs, resulting in a debate about her fate and a rehashing of family history before any resolution is possible. Sitting in a hospital waiting room with these four actors, the audience recognizes these people and understands what they're going through. Can they find closure and rebuild lost connections? (more...)

7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation recently announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards. This year's nominees continue to shine in their respective fields. (more...)

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