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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.



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...)

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...)

Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.  Ben Vereen's performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. In this special evening, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa,  you will take a whirlwind trip through Vereen's career and favorite songs - including numbers from Pippin (for which he won the Tony Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar, interspersed with loving and sometimes hilarious anecdotes about some of the Broadway greats he has worked with.  The night winds its way through various autobiographically-inspired segments.  Media sponsor for this special event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

BWW Review: L.A. Ballet Gloriously Celebrates BALANCHINE: MASTER OF THE DANCE
by Shari Barrett - Mar 19, 2017

Balanchine choreographed 425 works over the course of 60-plus years, and his works are considered masterpieces and performed by ballet companies all over the world. So you can image how thrilled I was to find out Los Angeles Ballet was going to present BALANCHINE: MASTER OF THE DANCE as their final selection of their 2016/2017 season. In it, three of his most outstanding ballet choreographies are presented: Divertimento No. 15 featuring music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Prodigal Son with music by Sergei Prokofiev; and Who Cares? with music by George Gershwin, adapted and orchestrated by Hershy Kay. (more...)

Clifton Battle Pens 'The Prodigal Daughters'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

'The Prodigal Daughters': provides the knowledge to have faith in the darkness that will bring the reader into the Light of Jesus Christ. 'The Prodigal Daughters' is the creation of published author, Clifton Battle, founder of 2nd Chance Ministries. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2017
by - Mar 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Award Winning Ben Vereen Performs at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Join us for Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen - a show of song and dance, filled with entertainment and laughter, stories and inspiration! (more...)

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Repertory Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Begins Preview Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

nspired by the photographic works of Slim Aarons,Jerry Ruiz's conception of 'Twelfth Night' will transport audiences to a mid-20th century Illyria where jet-setting socialites encounter mistaken identities and gender masquerades, ensuring that no one really knows who they are, or what they want. (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...)

DNA Sequencing Markets: Global Analysis and Opportunity Evaluation 2016 - 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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Casting Announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world's first bestselling novels. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Launches New Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

???????Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, launches the MST Playground Reading Series as part of a collaboration with Writers Theatre of NJ and its New Plays New Jersey concert reading series. (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...)

Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, begins preview tomorrow, January 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Directed by David Cromer, opening night is Wednesday, February 15.  (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...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Inspired by the photographic works of Slim Aarons, Jerry Ruiz's conception of "Twelfth Night" will transport audiences to a mid-20th century Illyria where jet-setting socialites encounter mistaken identities and gender masquerades, ensuring that no one really knows who they are, or what they want. A shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as Cesario, a page in the service of Duke Orsino. Viola loves Orsino, but Orsino loves Lady Olivia, who in turn falls for "Cesario" when "he" is sent by the Duke to court her. Turning this comic love triangle even further on its side is the reappearance of Viola's twin brother Sebastian, presumed dead after the shipwreck. Add in a fool named Feste and a drunkard named Belch for a fast-paced feast for the senses. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYC Ballet's Winter Season Features Hard-Working Dancers of the Corps de Ballet
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2017

NYC Ballet announces their winter program, with two programs paying tribute to NYCB Founder George Balanchine, including the return of Prodigal Son and Swan Lake, as well as a reprise of his tragic narrative work La Sonnambula. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the programming for the 2017-2018 season at the Boston Opera House, to begin in November. The 54th season will open with the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor's "forcefully resonant" Obsidian Tear (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times), a co-production with The Royal Ballet. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre to Present WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Begins Performances of WAITING FOR LEFTY and SEVERANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  "Waiting for Lefty" will be paired with "Severance", a new one-act play by Levi Alpert.  Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 23rd through March 5th 2017. (more...)

MAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, has announced a two-week extension after opening to extremely positive reviews on February 15th. The production will now play through March 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Based on Marie Corelli's 1895 controversial bestseller, this new musical play reimagines the story of Faust in the heart of a corrupt 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by Walter McBride - Feb 16, 2017

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Based on Marie Corelli's 1895 controversial bestseller, this new musical play reimagines the story of Faust in the heart of a corrupt 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (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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