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Polyphone Festival to Take the Stage with Four New Musicals This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Now in its third year, Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical,' returns to the University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts with four new musicals. (more...)

HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO Opens 4/2 at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park, directed by Chay Yew, on April 2 in the Thomas Theatre. Preview performances are March 29, 31 and April 1. (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

Milagro Presents World Premiere of Spanish Language Play: OYE OYA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Milagro presents the World Premiere of Óye Oya  Book by Rebecca Martinez, based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, Music and Lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega, Directed by Estefania Fadul (more...)

Irish Musicians To Perform At St Martin-in-the-Fields London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Prominent Irish musicians are featured in an upcoming performance at the church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square in London next week, on Thursday 30 March. (more...)

ROMEO + JULIET to Join Watermill's TWELFTH NIGHT on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following an incredibly successful 2016 run at The Watermill Theatre, Paul Hart's Romeo + Juliet will be performed in repertoire alongside a brand new production of Twelfth Night.  This exciting national tour celebrates the theatre's 50th anniversary.  (more...)

Falcon's Eye Theatre Presents CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Falcon's Eye closes its tenth season with Cyrano. The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover from playwrights Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner, in this lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic by Edmond Rostand. Will Roxane fall for Christian's dashing looks or Cyrano's daring poetry? Find out in this timeless tale-full of wordplay and swordplay-that's been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries. (more...)

Jessica Wu's BRASS HEART THE MUSICAL Gets Benefit Workshop Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Royal Family Production (RFP) will present a benefit workshop presentation of the new musical Brass Heart by RFP associate artistic director Jessica Wu. The musical will be directed by Chris Henry with choreography by Lorna Ventura and will take place on Sunday, April 2nd with a special pre-show cocktail reception ($250, reception begins at 5pm) and Monday, April 3rdat 12:30pm. Royal Family Performing Arts Space is located at 145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.RoyalFamilyProductions.org. (more...)

Collabro Join Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis at Brasserie Zedel Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Collabro are the winners of Britain's Got Talent Series 8. The release of their 3rd  successive Top Ten album 'Home' in March 2017 affirms these four young men as the most successful Musical Theatre Recording group in the world. They will be performing the song 'Why Am I Falling?' which was originally recorded by Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

BWW Review: New Yiddish Rep's Masterful Revival of Sholem Asch's Unflinching Look At Eastern European Jewish Culture in GOD OF VENGEANCE
by Victoria Ordin - Mar 24, 2017

Making his theatrical debut as the scribe in the New Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE, real-life lawyer and ex-Hasid Eli Rosen told American Theater's Simi Horowitz that he believes in 'transparency': 'The only way to effect change is to shine a light on what goes on behind closed doors.' Or in the case of Sholem Asch's controversial 1907 play, in the basement of a brothel owned by Yankl Shapshovitch, deftly played by Shane Baker, a Yiddish stage veteran with a Vaudeville background.GOD OF VENGEANCE is a large, sprawling text, full of complex characters whose motives invite debate. In this, Asch's play embodies the best traditions of Judaism, along with the brokenness he sees in Judaism's most extreme forms. Still, Asch did not want the play produced in the wake of the Holocaust, fearing it might fuel anti-semitism. The issue is not lost on modern interpreters of Asch's text, but the New Yiddish Rep approaches the play with all the rigor and sensitivity one would wish from a Rabbinic scholar poring over a verse of the Talmud. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Musicians to Coach Student Chamber Ensembles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's 2017 Elaine Stamas New York Philharmonic Educational Residency, featuring members of the New York Philharmonic, will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, New York. This program, held annually each spring, is named in honor of Elaine Stamas, who was a long-time supporter of the School's Philharmonic program and member of the Board of Trustees. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Disbanded' Episode of ARROW on The CW
by - Mar 23, 2017

On the next episode of ARROW titled "Disbanded",  Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are shocked by Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus (Josh Segurra). (more...)

Cast Announced For World Premiere Of SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Announcing the hugely original ensemble cast of SOHO, each with their own creative disciplines includes: Anton Simpson-Tidy (Martial Artist - UK), Kayla Lomas-Kirton (Hip Hop / Street Dancer - UK), Daniel Ash (Drag Ariel Tissue - UK), Peter Freeman & Loric Fouchereau (Hand to Hand acrobats - Australia & France), Alessio Motta (Chinese Poles - Italy), Charlee DeBolla (Aerial Straps - UK), Rebecca Rennison (Dance Trapeze - UK), Camille Tremblay (Handstand - Canada), Leah Wolff (Hoop - Canada), Xander Taylor & Melanie Dupuis (Doubles Trapeze - Canada). (more...)

JANE EYRE Begins Performances at Milwaukee Rep 4/25 - 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic storyJane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles.  The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fred Willard, Weird Al, Jennifer Tilly and More Perform CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at the Grammy Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY returned to the GRAMMY Museum, by popular demand, with new material! As seen on Bravo TV, audiences enjoyed a night of non-stop laughter with a variety of jaw-dropping vignettes inspired and torn straight from the pages of the most unforgettable music autobiographies, tell-alls and more. Scroll down for photos of GRAMMY legend Peter Asher, Tony Hale, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Jennifer Tilly, Fred Willard, and 'Weird Al' Yankovic onstage! (more...)

NYMF Adds Shows, Readings, Concerts and More to 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today further selections for 2017 NYMF. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts Concludes 12th Season, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages 3 to 6, will conclude its 12th season Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled “Woodwinds,” is the final of three installments in Philharmonic Families, the season's theme that presents an overview of the entire orchestra. The “Woodwinds” program will feature Philharmonic musicians performing selections from Rossini's La gazza ladra Overture and Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin as well as “This Violist Went Wandering,” set to the tune of “Once an Austrian Went Yodeling.” Hosted again by Philharmonic Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young, the program will feature Philharmonic flutist Yoobin Son, Associate Principal Oboe Sherry Sylar, Acting Associate Principal Clarinet Pascual Martínez Forteza, guest bassoonist Harrison Miller, and horn player R. Allen Spanjer. Production designer Doug Fitch — with whom the Philharmonic has collaborated on several acclaimed staged productions, and who began his involvements in Philharmonic VYPCs in January 2017 — created artwork for the concert, which also features Philippe the Penguin, a character created for the series. (more...)

Broadway's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Drops Wednesday Matinees, Switches Sunday Start-Time
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producers of the new Broadway play, Significant Other, have just announced that there will be a change in performance schedule starting the week of March 28th. (more...)

Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2017/2018 Season, which builds on the theater's 40-year commitment to producing works that are representative of American society. In announcing the new season, Falls serves up a dynamic mix of works from culturally and aesthetically diverse playwrights-new plays and revisited classics that address the most significant issues facing the country today. (more...)

Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Saturday, April 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on TRAINING DAY, airing on CBS on Saturday, April 15, 2017! (more...)

Groove With Me's TAP & TAPAS Benefit to Feature Tastings by NYC's Hottest Chefs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Groove With Me's annual benefit, Tap & Tapas, will take place on Monday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (more...)

DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!, Starring Drew Droege, Extends at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Celebration Theatre and John Michael Beck are dying to tell you that their smash-hit, Ovation!-recommended, critically-acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is extending through Sunday, April 9 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Tel Aviv SWEENEY TODD Revival Announces Dates and Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The upcoming Israeli revival of Stephan Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical thriller SWEENEY TODD has announced its June opening. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens at New Antaeus Venue in Glendale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the newly completed Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, the company's new home in the City of Glendale, with a fully partner-cast production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of SWALLOW by Stef Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 Inis Nua Theatre Company ends the 2016-2017 mainstage season with the American premiere of Swallow by Stef Smith. From Scotland, Swallow follows three lives intricately connected and the quiet, traumatic struggles of being human. Swallow was a 2015 Fringe First Winner and received the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award. The Scotsman called the play, "An elegant and glowing piece of twenty-first century magic realism." Swallow opens at the Proscenium Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) on April 28th, with preview performances on April 26th and 27th. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.  (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah & Renee Elise Goldsberry Discuss HBO'S 'HENRIETTA LACKS'
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The stars of HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, Oprah Winfrey and Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry, grace the cover of the April issue of Essence magazine. Below, the stars discuss the importance of honoring Lacks and bringing her story to the forefront. (more...)

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 22, 2017

To start, this article will probably not do this incredible production justice. The Engeman's latest, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical is absolutely electrifying and the Broadway caliber cast is positively glorious. This is, without a doubt, a must see for the season. And by the reaction of the sold out audience on opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly as this runs through April 30th. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre moves into its third decade with a jam-packed season of three musicals, a heartwarming comedy and a contemporary drama.  (more...)

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

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

Reboot Theatre Company presents PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Reboot Theatre Company aims to charm and beguile Seattle audiences this spring with a new imagining of Noel Coward's highly acclaimed comedic masterpiece PRIVATE LIVES. Producing Artistic Director Jasmine Joshua directs this theatrical jewel, running May 5-20, 2017 at Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S). Tickets ($15-$20) are now on sale. For more information, visit www.reboottheatre.org (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GUARD Comes to City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Art, history, and humanity align in City Theatre's upcoming production of The Guard by Jessica Dickey. Directed by Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, the play will run March 11-April 2 on the Main Stage, continuing the 2016-17 season of new plays. This is the third time Ms. Dickey's work has been produced at City Theatre, following Charles Ives Take Me Home (2013) and The Amish Project (2011). The play features a cast of five tackling ten roles-including appearances by the legendary painter Rembrandt and the epic poet Homer-over three time periods. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Folksbiene's Lost & Found Troupe to Premiere OLD NEW YEAR in Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The world premiere of "Old New Year," a new modern theatre piece developed by the experimental theatre collective Lost & Found Project, will be discovered in Harlem in April-May. (more...)

BWW Review: Societal Norms Meet Animal Natures in Sarah Ruhl's HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
by Michael Dale - Mar 21, 2017

As patrons enter the Mitzi Newhouse for Sarah Ruhl's newest clever and quirky comedy, HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, they're greeted by set designer David Zinn's rendering of a smart and simply furnished living room, above which hangs the carcass of a slaughtered and skinned goat. (more...)

Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

To avoid a big dose of Festival FOMO, it is time for both local and international visitors to start planning for a trip to the South Africa's biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year's Festival takes place from 29 June until 9 July. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE at Lincoln Center Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 21, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater's production of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage opened last night at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples discuss a younger acquaintance - a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat. Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. (more...)

Postmodern Take on LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD to Kick Off Spring at Asheville Creative Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre announces the first mainstage of its spring season, THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW, a postmodern take on the classic tale written by Russell Davis and co-directed by ACA co-founder Abby Felder and resident company member, Katie Jones. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. PACKARD: Nevertheless, She Persisted
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 21, 2017

Before Senator Elizabeth Warren, another Elizabeth spoke out, despite being warned and threatened with commitment to an insane asylum. Bridge Repertory Theater, in a co-production with Playhouse Creatures, presents Emily Mann's MRS. PACKARD, a drama inspired by true events, chronicling one woman's fight for the right to freely express her opinion, even if it differed from that of her husband. Under the direction of Emily Ranii, a cast of eighteen actors, lead by Olivia D'Ambrosio, Joseph Rodriguez, and Steven Barkhimer, stages a vivid and compelling interpretation of Mann's play. (more...)

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Production photography and footage has been released today for the highly anticipated West End musical An American in Paris. The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical has its official London premiere tonight, Tuesday 21 March at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, March 26, 2017
by - Mar 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 26, 2017! (more...)

Trinity Rep presents the Uproarious Comedy FAITHFUL CHEATERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Trinity Rep continues its 53rd season with the world premiere comedy, Faithful Cheaters by Deborah Salem Smith,directed by Melia Bensussen. Faithful Cheaters runs April 20 - May 21, 2017. Tickets are on sale now by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Monday, April 3, 2017
by - Mar 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on QUANTICO, airing on ABC on Monday, April 3, 2017! (more...)

Rebecca Isbell Shares BIRDIE'S SONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Rebecca Isbell has completed her new book, 'Birdie's Song': a gripping and potent story of a woman who is blessed with the incredible experience of visiting Heaven and receiving guidance from God. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Regina vs Evil Queen on Next ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

It's Regina vs the Evil Queen on the next episode of ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC. Check out the promo for the 'Page 23' episode airing next Sunday! (more...)

In the Wings Productions to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, presents the award-winning 'Peanuts' musical You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, with performances March 24 through April 2, 2017 at the Snug Harbor Music Hall. (more...)

Scoop: 24: LEGACY on FOX - Monday, March 20, 2017
by - Mar 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on 24: LEGACY, airing on FOX on Monday, March 20, 2017! (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will come to Memphis April 18-23, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

YoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha Carrington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the appointment of Stacey Glassman Mizener as Vice President of Development and Dejha Carrington as Vice President of External Relations. (more...)

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