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Promenade Theatre (New York, NY)
2162 Broadway

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Promenade was an experimental musical comedy with book and lyrics by María Irene Fornés and music by Rev. Al Carmines, originally produced off-Broadway by Edgar Lansbury and Joseph Beruh.

London National Portrait Gallery Presents Centenary Choral Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The deceptively simple lyrics and melodies of David Lang's Memorial Ground, sung by a massed chorus of voices young and old at the East Neuk Festival on 2 July this year, made for a powerfully moving musical premiere to mark the beginning of the Battle of the Somme a century ago. To commemorate the end of that devastating 21-week battle, a specially revised version of Memorial Ground is performed at a free ticketed event in London at the National Portrait Gallery in November as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase Groundbreaking
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Local dignitaries, elected officials and Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) supporters gathered by the river and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Tony Award-winning Broadway producers who now manage the Playhouse -- Alexander Fraser, Producing Director ('Kinky Boots', 'The Normal Heart') and Robyn Goodman, Executive Producer ('Avenue Q', 'In the Heights'). They recognized Bridge Street Foundation's Sherri and Kevin Daugherty, who are gifting this $3 million final phase of renovations to the Playhouse. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

OzAsia Festival Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Jump down the rabbit hole for an unpredictable adventure at the 2016 OzAsia Festival. From a Cambodian circus to an emotive human trafficking experience, theatrical Chinese comedy to an artistic portrayal of the world of bondage and much more - push the cultural boundaries at Adelaide Festival Centre's 2016 OzAsia Festival which kicks off today. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE to Host Fun Festivities Before & After Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From the moment audiences arrive at The Wallis, the immersive experience begins with special pre-show festivities, continuing through an exhilarating performance, and finishing with post-show gatherings that feature specially-curated entertainment. (more...)

ITSAZOO Invites Audiences into Their Own, Personal Horror Film with Site-Specific Theatre Event: HIDDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

ITSAZOO presents the bone-chilling, site-specific horror event Hidden, October 22 - November 13, 2016at UBC Botanical Garden. Inspired by slasher-era movies such as Friday the 13th and Halloween, Playwright and Co-Director Sebastien Archibald and award-winning Director Chelsea Haberlin will take participants on an experiential journey. Armed only with flashlights, intimate audiences of 13 people will tread deep into the forest to witness the grisly tale of the Lost Lovers Murder Tour. (more...)

BWW Review: HIDDEN SYDNEY is Raucous, Unmissable Expose of Sydney's Past at World Bar, Kings Cross
by Brodie Paparella - Sep 20, 2016

Once upon a time, many Premiers ago, when the world was new and the only cross worth knowing was far from Christian, Sydney was abuzz with glamour and debauchery, which Hidden Sydney transports audiences back to in a spectacular Promenade performance. A partnership between Working Management and Live Ideas, Hidden Sydney is a once-in-a-lifetime piece featuring a range of Australian performers, emerging and established, recreating a typical evening on Kings Cross in its heyday. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Begin New Season of Young People's Concerts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Kinesis Project Dance Theatre Presents SECRETS AND SEAWALL in Fort Tilden
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kinesis Project dance theatre, hosted by The Rockaway Artist Alliance and National Parks Service, will present a performance experience along the beach of Fort Tilden on September 18, 2016 and October 16, 2016 at 1pm and 4:30pm. Audiences will meet at Rockaway Artist Alliance Gallery to be brought to the performance, and should wear clothes for a fall day at the beach and shoes for walking. After the performance, audiences are welcome back to enjoy the art opening at the Rockaways Artist Alliance. A post show conversation with the artists will take place on October 16th after the 4:30pm performance. Tickets for Secrets and Seawalls are $25-$45 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secrets-and-seawalls-in-the-rockaways-2016-tickets-27126669599. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Roving Production of THE MUSIC MAN in Barrie
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will convert downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa in its upcoming rendition of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, tonight, Sept. 14, to Oct. 2, 2016. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie. Click below to watch a new trailer for the production! (more...)

Vocalosity to Perform at Final Phase Groundbreaking at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

?Since 2012, the renovation and reopening of Bucks County Playhouse has brought a renewed vitality to the New Hope area. On Wednesday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m., Producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman will host a groundbreaking ceremony and announce the final phase of Bridge Street Foundation's renovations of the Playhouse with this expansion of the back deck into a new lobby and cafe space. (more...)

Oil is the New Hot, Bubbling Topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! 'Crude' at Shed 36
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Oil is the new hot topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! Grid Iron Announce 'Crude' by Ben Harrison at Shed 36, Port of Dundee, 11-23rd October (more...)

Nofit State Circus to Bring Revamped BIANCO to London This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Following a critically-acclaimed world tour, the UK's leading circus company NoFit State bring their ground-breaking Promenade show BIANCO to London's Southbank Centre for the first time, running from 23 November 2016 - 22 January 2017. (more...)

The Wallis Announces Full Schedule for WelcomeFest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces the full schedule and new artist additions to the lineup for WelcomeFest, a two-day celebration of the performing arts taking place Saturday, September 10 from 2pm - 10pmand Sunday, September 11 from 10am - 2pm.  (more...)

Gene Wilder Classics WILLY WONKA & BLAZING SADDLES Return to Theatres This Weekend
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In honor of the life and incredible career of the late Gene Wilder, AMC Theatres worked with the Warner Bros. distribution team to bring two of Mr. Wilder's most popular films back to the big screen. (more...)

NYC Parks and AT&T Expand Free Public Wi-fi & Solar Mobile Charging
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FACIP, today joined AT&T's New York President Marissa Shorenstein, Bronx Borough President Rueben Diaz, Jr. and community members to announce a deal to extend free public AT&T Wi-Fi in the Parks for an additional five years. The free Wi-Fi is available, regardless of wireless carrier, to parkgoers at 27 locations in 21 parks across the five boroughs. The collaboration increases the number of free solar mobile charging stations to 34 units at 15 parks and beaches; and four new parks will receive the popular AT&T Street Charge units-Queens Flushing Meadows Park at David Dinkins Circle and Ederle Terrace, Brooklyn's Sunset Park and Prospect Park at the LeFrak Center and Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, where the announcement was made. (more...)

Hamlet Set for Apollinaire in the Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

In the shadow of the threat of war, a new leader has used his charm and treachery to win the crown and the Queen. Prince Hamlet returns home to an unrecognizable political landscape, and is compelled by an apparition to avenge his father's death. Paralyzed by the task ahead, he rages against the impossibility of his predicament. Meanwhile the new King is much less ambivalent in plotting Hamlet's death, and Denmark is thrown into turmoil with devastating consequences. (more...)

Jennifer Sunshine Appointed New Development Director of The Drama League
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

The Drama League announced today that Jennifer Sunshine has been appointed the company's new Development Director, beginning July 11th, 2016.  Ms. Sunshine is the final new addition to The Drama League's leadership, three of whom were announced last month: Associate Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger, Program Director Sherri Eden Barber, and Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, whose position was expanded to Executive Artistic Director.  The announcement caps a transformative season for The Drama League, in which the organization broke fundraising records, served over 3,000 artists, and celebrated its 100th anniversary. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Young Company's SWITCH Returns
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

The Tricycle Theatre has announced the return of the Tricycle's 19-25-year-old Young Company's SWITCH for a further four performances in June. This will be the final Tricycle Young Company performance in the building before the Tricycle Theatre closes temporarily for a period of Capital renovations from July 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 4, 2016
by - Jun 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Caesars Entertainment Announces List of Restaurants Participating in Las Vegas Restaurant Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Caesars Entertainment is proud to participate in one of Las Vegas' most anticipated events, Three Square Food Bank's annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week returns for its tenth anniversary to provide tourists and locals the opportunity to affordably dine at some of Caesars Entertainment's most popular restaurants while also helping to end hunger in the Las Vegas valley. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's Promenade Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a delightful celebration of the overwhelming power of love. Hero loves Claudio, and nothing, not even the scheming slander of a resentful Prince will stop them from being together. Beatrice hates Benedick, and Benedick despises Beatrice, but the more they bicker and fight, the deeper they will fall in love. This is a laugh-out-loud comedy for all ages. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Iris Theatre's production below! (more...)

Sheena Easton to Co-Headline at '80s Themed Canada Day Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Port of Vancouver today announced that Grammy Award winning artist Sheena Easton will perform at the '80s themed Canada Day celebration alongside a talented lineup of musical performers, including co-headliner Aaron Pritchett, Barney Bentall, and Mo Kenney. (more...)

KLANGHAUS to Play Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Welcome to KlangHaus a maverick collision between noise, concealed sound and visual imagery. In the unsung roof space above the Royal Festival Hall, and, weather permitting, on the roof itself, experimental art-rock collective The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman assemble a site-specific montage of light, sound and space in which sky, river, wave and cloud collide. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT to Tour Union County Parks This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the return Shakespeare in the Park featuring six free performances of Shakespeare's irresistible romantic comedy Twelfth Night at parks throughout Union County this summer during July and August. (more...)

Jonathan Tolins Developing Patty Hearst Limited Series for CBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

According to Deadline, GREASE LIVE!'s writer Jonathan Tolins is currently at work on a limited series, centered around the abduction of Patty Hearst. (more...)

Seattle Center Welcomes New Manager of Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Seattle Center will welcome Joe Paganelli as Manager of Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. He comes to the position with over 20 years' experience in the entertainment business working for the nation's finest brands. He will oversee staff and operations of the region's premier performing arts venue and exceptional events space. He begins work this week. (more...)

Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK to Kick Off 20th Season Celebration at 2016 Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

South Park comes to life…at Comic-Con! Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios will kick-off the global celebration of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series' 20th season by bringing SOUTH PARK to life in San Diego. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

Boston Pops to Perform First Concert in Sioux Falls, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017.  Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra", the Boston Pops has chosen Sioux Falls as one if its destinations during its limited Midwest tour. Ticket on-sale dates and pricing will be announced sometime in the near future. (more...)

See STAR TREK BEYOND Before It Opens at One-Night-Only Fan Event
by Movies News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot are bringing director Justin Lin's highly anticipated “STAR TREK BEYOND” to fans in advance of its official release with a Star Trek Marathon on Wednesday, July 20. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Announces Schedule for OzAsia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre today revealed new contemporary 10 year anniversary programming for this year's OzAsia Festival which runs from 17 September - 2 October. OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival presenting the best theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia.  This year's program features an impressive array of performance works by contemporary Asian artists who are pioneering work in their field. Performers congregating for the Festival come from a far-reaching and diverse number of Asian countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Cambodia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel. (more...)

August Strindberg's 1901 play DREAMPLAY to open at The Vaults
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

BAZ Productions' 2016 re-working of dreamplay tells the story of a young woman who arrives on earth from 'above' to discover the mysteries of humanity. Director Sarah Bedi and cast have created a new and unpredictable version of August Strindberg's 1901 play that reimagines the story for a modern audience. This all-consuming production plays on universal human doubts and anxieties, adding a heightened degree of awareness to the audience experience. (more...)

CalAtlantic Homes Debuts The Estates At Withers Preserve Creating A Highly-Desirable Residential Enclave In Myrtle Beach, SC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

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The Royal Court Theatre's Youth Board Takes Over The Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 22, 2016

Following Open Court in 2013, when the writers had the keys, this time the Royal Court has handed the keys of the building to the theatre's Youth Board and 10 young writers aged 15 - 24. Over the next three weeks they are in charge and they will be tackling the issues that matter to them through theatre, music, installations, talks and workshops. (more...)

Photo Flash: Queensbridge Park Esplanade Named for Local Advocate Elizabeth McQueen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and members of The Friends of Queensbridge Park to celebrate the legacy of long-time park advocate Elizabeth McQueen by officially naming the park's Promenade in her honor. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Blog: Choreographer Jean Abreu on Brazilian Art Showcase LABIRINTO
by Guest Blogger: Jean Abreu - Jul 21, 2016

British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu discusses curating LABIRINTO, a showcase of Brazilian art at the Horniman Museum on July 28, as well as adapting his latest dance work for a series of 12 short experimental Promenade performances to be discovered by audiences (more...)

Lincoln Center's LC Kids Announces 16-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center's LC Kids program-which welcomes children and families to the world's leading performing arts center with world-class performances and free events-announces its 2016-17 season, including 10 ticketed productions from five different countries. Following the success of its inaugural season last year, LC Kids expands its offerings with a wide-ranging line up, filled with theater, dance, stories, music, and free parties on the plaza. (more...)

Broadway Musicians to Play 'La Marseillaise' in Times Square to Honor Nice Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

A week, almost to the hour, since the horrific Bastille Day tragedy in Nice, France, Broadway musicians and other NYC professional musicians will gather tomorrow, July 21st, at 5:30 p.m. to play French anthems in Times Square. (more...)

Hershey Felder Stars as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO This Fall at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Hershey Felder channels the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick at 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). Maestro plays August 31 - October 16. The show opens Sunday, September 11 at 3PM. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! 59E59  Theaters welcomes  Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro for a limited engagement Wednesday August 31 through Sunday, October 16 with Press Opening on Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM. MAESTRO, book by Hershey Felder with music by Leonard Bernstein and others, and directed by Joel Zwick is produced by The Town Hall with Samantha F. Voxakis and Karen Racanelli. (more...)

Boston Pops to Visit Sioux Falls for the First Time Next Spring; Tickets on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. (more...)

Cock and Bull Theatre Gets 'Lecherous' with World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Cock & Bull will present the World Premiere of Lecherous Honey, a new contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, written by LA Playwright Megan Breen, to be performed at the Berger Park North Mansion (The Gunder House), 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, in Chicago. (more...)

MAFIA: The Modern Mob & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 22, 2016

Collecting premieres around the world since 1971, when it reached Broadway, the classical musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, based on the parables of the Gospel of St. Matthew, is back to Sao Paulo with a new look, directed by Dagoberto Feliz (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Opening Tonight in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

After receiving five Off West End Award nominations for their 2016 opening production of 'Much Ado About Nothing', Iris Theatre's open air Promenade version of 'Treasure Island' opens tonight in the ground of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in London. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Elizabeth McGovern, Celia Imrie and Ben Miles Feature in 10th Anniversary HighTide Festival
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

HighTide Festival, internationally renowned for discovering some of the UK's best new playwrights and producing new plays, has today announced the full ancillary programme for the 2016 Festival (8-18 September) - its 10th anniversary. Spanning performance, music, visual arts, literature and talks, it also includes world premiere productions from new and established HighTide writers. For the full festival programme, visit www.hightide.org.uk (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Welcome The Boston Pops This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Boston Pops Esplande Orchestra comes to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. for one performance only. (more...)

BWW Review: BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Dances To Glory Through Rain and Shine
by Juan Michael Porter II - Aug 16, 2016

A gracious speech given by Jonathan Hollander - Artistic Director of Battery Dance Company - opened the 35th annual Battery Dance Festival. There was a welcome emphasis on all that went into making this festival possible, including calls for thanks to: Council member Margaret Chin and her continued support, American Express for two years of support, Holiday Inn for giving eighty free rooms - for the full run of the festival - to out-of-town artists, Mary McCormick and Funds for the City of New York for their support, Air India for flying the participating artists of India to New York, and the doctors of Weill Cornell who were on standby 'just in case'. Mr. Hollander closed his remarks with a special thank you to the main sponsors of the festival: 'The artists; they do it because they want to be here in front of you, the public.' (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre to Take Over Barrie with Roving Production of The Music Man
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will convert downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa in its upcoming rendition of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Sept. 14 to Oct. 2, 2016. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Second Season of ATTITUDE ON SANTA FE To Feature Three New Ballets, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Colorado Ballet's second season of Attitude on Santa Fe will feature three new ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers on September 23 and 24 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO.  The September 23 Attitude will only include the performance and the September 24 Attitude will include a catered dinner that features a three course meal and wine prior to the performance. (more...)

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