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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.

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...)

BWW Review: THE CUNNINGHAM TRUST Unveils a Dusty Extract
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 27, 2016

For whom is a dance made and why? This question kept coming to me as I watched the unveiling of Merce Cunningham's 'Cunningham Ballett' at Baryshnikov Arts Center on May 18th, 2016. Thought lost to time, a film recording of 'Ballett' was recently unearthed in the archives of Norddeutscher Rundrunk Studio Hamburg. Nearly 50 years after it was recorded, the premiere of Cunningham performing the solo 'Changeling' was shown, followed by a live presentation of the same piece. The question is to what end? As an iconoclast would Cunningham himself not have said, 'Let dead things sleep where they lie?' (more...)

ON CORPORATION STREET at HOME Manchester Marks 20th Anniversary of Provisional IRA Bombing
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

Immersive Promenade production ON CORPORATION STREET marks 20 years since the Provisional IRA exploded the largest-ever bomb on mainland Britain, on a warm sunny morning in Manchester city centre. This is the second collaboration between ANU and HOME, following 2014's Angel Meadow. (more...)

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Special Parties Featuring Sisqo and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to honor those who have served but also marks the "unofficial start of the summer." To celebrate the holiday weekend, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will be hosting parties featuring live entertainment, offering food and beverage specials and extending specialty discounts to military members.  Memorial Day weekend offerings include:  (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Welcome Three New Dancers for Lincoln Center Season, 6/8-19
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Artistic Director Robert Battle welcomes new Company members Ashley Mayeux and Solomon Dumas, and returning dancer Constance Stamatiou in time for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week 15-performance engagement at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' David H. Koch Theater June 8th - 19th, 2016. (more...)

Zephyr Quartet Coming to Waterside Workers Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

After a sell-out world premiere season at Queen's Theatre in 2014, South Australia's Zephyr Quartet will re-imagine another heritage listed venue when, in association with Vitalstatistix, they bring their celebrated performance project Between Light back for a second outing - this time in Port Adelaide's beautiful Waterside Workers Hall from June 29 - July 3, 2016. Bookings: vitalstatistix.com.au. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Gelato World Tour Taking Place in Chicago This May
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A stunning collaboration of Italy's finest companies join forces to bring the Gelato World Tour to Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Poway OnStage to Host 5th Annual TASTE OF OUR TOWNE This June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Poway OnStage invites you to mark your calendar for a special evening of music, dining and celebration! Taste of Our Towne brings together local food, wine and beer, live music, dancing, silent and live auctions and much more, all under the summer night sky on the beautiful Plaza of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Join Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer in Concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sullivan and Orange County, NY natives, Gavin DeGraw, Andy Grammer, and special guest Aaron Tveit will be making their debut performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of Bethel Woods, this special "Home At Last" concert will kick-off a national tour for DeGraw and Grammer, with Aaron Tveit joining for this one night only. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Royal Caribbean's Cast of GREASE Prepare for Opening Night
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2016

Get a backstage pass to Royal Caribbean's exclusive performance of the hit musical, GREASE! The cast are in final rehearsals and guests are in for some toe-tapping entertainment when the hand jive hits the stage onboard Harmony of the Seas. Check out the footage below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Host WUNDERLAND Concert & After-Party Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic presents WUNDERLAND Concert & After-Party, an evening of fairy tales and folklore with the music of Sibelius and Mahler, Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (more...)

The Drama League Sets New Artistic Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Drama League today announced the new team to replace longtime artistic director Roger T. Danforth, who departs the storied company this summer. Travis LeMont Ballenger has been named to the newly created position of Associate Producer, and Sherri Eden Barber will assume the role of Program Director. Gabriel Stelian-Shanks will see his position expanded to the role of Executive Artistic Director (more...)

Anthony Anderson & Roland S. Martin to Chair 2016 Ailey Spirit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicks off on Wednesday, June 8th with The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party.   (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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