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Matt Wolf's Short Documentary BAYARD & ME to Be Released 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Matt Wolf's short doc BAYARD & ME, about how civil rights leader Bayard Rustin adopted his partner to legalize their relationship in the era before same-sex marriage; Released May 15th. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces The 2017-18 Essential Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

]Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2017-18 Essential Series. (more...)

Syracuse University Drama Announces 17/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Great music, classics, comedy, a carnivorous space alien and a high-flying partnership with New York's 2 Ring Circus highlight the Syracuse University Department of Drama's 2017/2018 season. From Gershwin to Chekhov, from Paula Vogel to Isabel Allende, the season offers a rich and wide-ranging celebration of theatrical experiences. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads SALONEN New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic (photo: Chris Lee) In 2009, the year Alan Gilbert took over as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Alex Ross wrote in the New Yorker: “Simply put, the orchestra is playing better than it has in the seventeen years that I've been a critic in New York.” The intervening years have seen Gilbert go from strength to strength, with critics and audiences alike responding with generous enthusiasm to the superb quality of the performances and to the new initiatives that transformed the orchestra into “a force of permanent revolution” (New York magazine). (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre presents ICONS Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre annouces that its 2017 ICONS Gala celebrating the career of Broadway legend Hal Prince held Sunday, April 30 in the Atlantic Ballroom at the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Drive, broke its records for number of attendees and funds raised, making it the most succesful gala in the organization's 22-year history. The Gala, with honorary chair Paul Lisnek, included special guest Lonny Price and performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the career of Hal Prince, the presentation of the 2017 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to Rachel Rockwell and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auctions benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET IN CAPTIVITY Pays Tribute to Victims of the Holocaust Through a Profound Night of Musical Escapism and Reflection
by Amy Oestreicher - May 2, 2017

Alice Sommer Herz, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor and a prolific concert pianist, once said, 'Music saved my life, and Music saves me still.' On Yom Hashoah, a day devoted to honoring the lives lost in the Holocaust, a group of artists visited Pangea to pay tribute to souls saved through music, the strong men and women of the concentration camps, and the resilience of the human spirit. (more...)

T.K. Blue 'Amour' Out Now on Dot Time Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

T.K. Blue's latest release 'Amour' (May 12 - Dot Time Records) is a musical homage to the time he spent in Paris. (more...)

WCPE FM Recognizes Memorial Day
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

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Christopher Jackson, Auli'i Cravalho & More Set for PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Joining the all-star line-up for PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT,broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed actor Robert Patrick (SCORPION) and Tony-nominated actress and star of TV's IN PLAIN SIGHT and THE WEST WING, Mary McCormack. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Chelsey Robichaud - May 15, 2017

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2Faced Dance Company to Embark on New Autumn 2017 Tour OUTLANDS
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

2Faced Dance Company is one of the UK's leading dance organisations and under the artistic directorship of Tamsin Fitzgerald it presents OUTLANDS in autumn 2017. The brand new triple bill of contemporary dance showcases and celebrates some of the best up and coming female choreographers from India and the UK. (more...)

Immersive Edgar Allan Poe Ghost Story 'THE COOPING THEORY' Plays Brooklyn Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Poseidon Theatre Company, led by director Aaron Salazar, is currently mounting an immersive ghost story as an all-evening experience in a Brooklyn cellar speakeasy. The show, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' by Nate Suggs and Samantha Lacey, takes stage every Wednesday in the reconstructed former speakeasy underneath St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (between Havemeyer and Marcy).  (more...)

INTAR to Honor Legacy of Founder Max Ferra with Spring Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

INTAR will present a reading series of plays, both new and old, to honor the life and legacy of Max Ferra, founder and first Artistic Director of INTAR, who died on February 4th in Miami after a battle with pneumonia. Ferra was 79 and retired from INTAR since 2004. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Lead Holocaust Remembrance Reading of ANDA'S LOVE at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Old Globe will participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. (more...)

Roger Ebert Memorial on 4th Anniversary of His Death to Celebrate His Life, Empathy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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BWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National Centre
by The Marriage Matinee - Mar 30, 2017

Imagine an era full of raw energy, vivid passion, and a thirst, drive, and talent that is unparalleled in American musical history. This vibrant scene is revived in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, an embodiment of a people's voice that speaks to the soul of America. It evokes its dreams and its drive, and the audience is not only a witness but a participant in this Remembrance of a time when the sounds of pure talent were teeming from every radio. (more...)

CABARET IN CAPTIVITY to Feature Songs from the Terezin Ghetto at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Comprised of songs and texts written and performed in the Terezin Ghetto, in English, Czech, and German, Cabaret in Captivity will have a performance on Monday, April 24th, at 7pm, in honor of Yom HaShoah. (more...)

Children of Holocaust Survivors to Introduce THE DACHAU ALBUM at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, a true 'ARTifact' will be presented in New York City for the first time by the Arnold Unger Foundation for Remembrance, Inc. in association with the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture and Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS). (more...)

The Old Globe to present Reading of ANDA'S LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Old Globe is proud to participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. The Globe will present a reading ofAnda's Love by Joshua Sobol, directed by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, featuring Globe favorites Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony) and Natacha Roi (The Winter's Tale), with Talley Beth Gale (M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program) reading stage directions. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Presents WADE IN THE WATER, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Master Chorale puts spirituals at the forefront of a concert called “Wade in the Water” to be performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, April 30 at 7 PM. The concert features 13 songs with the spirituals juxtaposed with other folk music traditions such as early American shape note singing, as well as a contemporary Korean piece, and a pair of European choral masterpieces from the 20th century. The concert will feature 48 singers performing a cappella, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and Assistant Conductor Jenny Wong. The concert also provides an opportunity to highlight several of the Master Chorale's solo voices on the program. (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Bridge and Belmont Theatre Team Up for Provocative and Moving AMISH PROJECT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 8, 2017

Actors Bridge Ensemble - Nashville's most forward-thinking and cutting-edge professional theater company - teams up once again with Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance to celebrate their tenth anniversary as artistic collaborators with Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, a moving and provocative presentation that allows the two companies' strengths to be fully on display, giving audiences much to consider in the post-show haze of introspection and Remembrance. (more...)

NJPAC Celebrates The Legacy of SHAMSUDDIN ABDUL-HAMIDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will celebrate the memory, spirit and legacy of Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid, affectionately known as "Sham. Sham's memorial gathering will be a joyful Remembrance, including performances and tributes by those who knew and loved him and his friends at NJPAC.  "At the age of 25, Sham left a legacy of impressive achievements," said NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber. "Sham grew up in NJPAC's Arts Education Department, from the seventh grade to high school graduation, and returned later as a college intern, then as a teacher, to guide others to love performance as he did. We are overwhelmed with sadness of his untimely death, and he will live forever in our hearts." (more...)

The Fraternity, An International Community of Young Priests, Release Debut Album 'Requiem'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Fraternity – an international community of young priests that includes some of today's most skilled and committed singers of Gregorian chant –presents ancient melodies anew, on the album Requiem, to be released by De Montfort Music/Sony Classical on May 12, 2017. (more...)

OSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

National Theatre has just announced its newest season line-up. Check out what's coming below! (more...)

Poseidon Theatre to Stage Immersive 'COOPING THEORY' in Former Cellar Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Poseidon Theatre Company brings their first original production following their sold out inaugural production of Antigone. The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? a site-specific immersive theatre event located in a former cellar speakeasy in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn. (more...)

Attorney Joe Stanley Helping Construction Workers Stay Safe on the Job
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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Laurence Fishburne Joins Joe Mantegna to Co-Host PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Oscar nominee and Emmy and Tony-Award winner Laurence Fishburne (BLACK-ISH) will join Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) to host the 28th annual edition of PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. (more...)

BWW Review: ANASTASIA Brings Romantic Golden Age Style Back To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2017

No, that's not some forgotten Golden Age musical floating effervescently across the Broadhurst stage, but ANASTASIA sure has the old-fashioned romantic feel of one. The story of a young woman who may or may not be the presumed dead Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia has been told in many forms before - even as a short-lived 1965 Broadway musical called ANYA - but this new stage adaptation by Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) is surely a welcome variation. (more...)

BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Main Street Players
by Roger Martin - Apr 24, 2017

Just watch the brilliant Carol Sussman as Marjorie, sliding through dementia to death and beyond. (more...)

Margi Brown Ash Stages Rare Double Act Exclusively for Brisbane Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Brisbane residents will be forgiven for seeing double in June/July when multi award-winning playwright and actor Margi Brown Ash performs a rare and compelling double act. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Blends Global Perspectives, Women's Voices, and Truth-in-Storytelling for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Following up on a successful year accentuated by record-breaking subscribership and trailblazing new work, Everyman Theatre announces the six-play lineup for its 2017/18 Season, celebrating actor-driven storytelling through a lens of global diversity and stories inspired by true-life events. (more...)

Harlem School of the Arts to Celebrate Elle Fitzgerald's Centennial with 'ELLA 100'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Harlem School of the Arts joins the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation in celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's centennial, with a special musical tribute, 'Ella 100 An Evening of Ella Fitzgerald on Friday, April 21 at 7:00PM. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Holocaust Secrets Revealed in Powerful NOVA PBS Film Airing Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In the heart of Lithuania, what is now a peaceful forest called Ponar was once Ground Zero for Hitler?s Final Solution. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

Celebrate Summer Holidays in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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Chicago Folks Operetta Announces 'War and remembrance' Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce its 2017 season titled “War and Remembrance.” Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, the season includes the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 – July 9, “Kurt Weill and Paul Green: The Story Behind Johnny Johnson,” a lecture with performances featuring Weill Scholar Tim Carter, May 24 and the CFO premiere of a concert  called Operetta and The Great War, June 28 and 29. All performances take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Specific details for each event are listed below. Tickets are on sale and available at www.chicagofolksoperetta.org.  (773) 327-5252 (more...)

Sara Shoham presents a New and Creative Reading of THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On the upcoming Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day a moving show will be brought by Prime Minister's Prize for Composers winner, composer Sara Shoham, and present a new and creative reading of 'The Little Prince'. The show will begin with singing by the Li-Ron choir, conducted by Ronit Shapira. Later on the composer will present the performance of 'The Holocaust and the Little Prince?' which deals with the connection between the famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the events of World War II and the Holocaust. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Bizarre And Bold, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGDAD ZOO Contemplates The Meaning Of Life In A Society Riddled With Conflict And Contradictions.
by Jade Kops - Apr 16, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's acclaimed play BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGDAD ZOO is presented by Mad March Hare Theatre with compact creativity at the Old Fitz Theatre as part of Red Line Theatre's season of Unspoken stories. (more...)

Sharon Stone to Be Honored With The Icon Award at 2017 Women's Choice Award Show
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

The WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD SHOW announced today that Oscar nominated actress, producer, director, writer and humanitarian Sharon Stone will be honored with the Icon Award for her lifetime achievement in film and passionate activism to make the world a better place. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Photo Flash: NJPAC Celebrates Legacy of Shamsuddin 'Sham' Abdul-Hamid
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) celebrated the memory, spirit and legacy of Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid, affectionately known as 'Sham,' on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the Victoria Theater. Sham's memorial gathering was joyful Remembrance, including performances and tributes by those who knew and loved him and his friends at NJPAC. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

An Author's Search for Her Mother's Long-Lost 'Star' Leads to Her Holocaust Novel's Publication
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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Critic's Choice: Spring is Here...Dance Into The Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing? Well, Mr. Lorenz Hart, personally, we are too damn busy with creating the magic of live theater: We're directing a show (Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? opens next week - April 20 - at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, thank you very much) and trying to make it out to see as much theater in Nashville as possible before old age takes its toll - it's tough out there for a theater critic! (more...)

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