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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...)

Critically Acclaimed Musical UPSTAIRS Brings Forgotten LGBT Tragedy to LA Pride & Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

In 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, claiming 32 victims in what was, until the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, the deadliest mass murder of LGBT people in U.S. history. The arson remains unsolved and was largely forgotten in the intervening years. (more...)

Immersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Triples Playing Schedule in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

To accommodate increasing demand, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' will triple its performance schedule beginning June 7. (more...)

T.K. Blue's 'Amour' Out on Dot Time Records; June Performances Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

T.K. Blue's latest release 'Amour' (May 12 - Dot Time Records) is a musical homage to the time he spent in Paris. 'Amour' is Blue's 11th album as a leader and features a selection of original material mixed with arrangements of jazz classics, including Wayne Shorter's 'Infant Eyes' and John Coltrane's 'Resolution'. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of Remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 18: Josh Groban Pays Tribute to Fallen Stars
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (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...)

BWW Review: Patsy Cline Is Alive and Well and Dazzling at Maine State Music Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 9, 2017

About half way through the musical, Always, Patsy Cline, Louise says of the legendary singer, 'She blew the roof off that old honky tonk!' And much the same could be said for the electric atmosphere at the Brunswick's Pickard Theater, where MSMT opened its 59th season with a dazzling production of the musical that includes twenty-seven songs made famous by the singer, who remains to this day - fifty-four years after her untimely death - a towering presence in the world of country and pop music. With true betes de scene, Christine Mild as Patsy and Charis Leos as Louise, accompanied by a virtuoso band, performing an unforgettable songbook, this production delivers not only powerhouse vocal-dramatic values, but also offers the audience a vibrant and poignant journey to another time and place that magically come alive through in the charismatic story of its protagonists. The Ted Swindley musical which focuses on the last six years of Patsy Cline's life and on her friendship with a Texas divorcee and fan, Louise Seger, is so much more than a catalog of songs strung together by a chronological narrative. Indeed, the book is touching well-constructed - funny, sad, warm and human by turns - and the songs are integrated into the story with a seamlessness that lets the play move from reality to memory. (more...)

BWW Feature: GODSPELL at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 6, 2017

Congratulations to all the schools that participated in this year's Nebraska High School Theatre Awards, and to all the ones that were nominated! Here's a spotlight on one high school musical with unique qualities based on freedom of expression, and executed an open-ended script. This production of Godspell was recognized by the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble: (more...)

ESPN to Honor Muhammad Ali at First Year of His Passing
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

ESPN will honor Muhammad Ali, “The Greatest,” renowned world champion and humanitarian, on the first anniversary of his passing this weekend, beginning Saturday, June 3, with a variety of special features, stories and photo essays. (more...)

Kathryn Posin To Create World Premiere For Milwaukee Ballet II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

KATHRYN POSIN will create a world premiere for Milwaukee Ballet II Program during the 2017-18 season. The ballet will receive its premiere as part of the MOMENTUM Series on February 10, 2018 at the historic Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more...)

BWW Review: GLORIA, Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2017

American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins asserts that the nightmarish workplace depicted in Gloria bears little resemblance to his time at the New Yorker, but that tension between truth and imagination adds a nicely meta layer to this spiky portrait of the ways in which we appropriate, fictionalise and commercially repackage reality. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Society for Yad Vashem Gala Honors KISS Co-Founder Gene Simmons and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

American Society for Yad Vashem, the organization dedicated to advancing Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem and The Jewish Life Foundation, which funds the creation of Jewish-themed cultural and educational programs on Jewish Life Television (JLTV) hosted their fourth annual benefit gala, Salute to Hollywood,  June 14, 2017 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills.  Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Pianist Luca Buratto, Honens Prize Laureate Makes New York Debut 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Italian pianist Luca Buratto, the Honens International Piano Competition's 2015 Prize Laureate, will make his New York debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. His program features works by Ades, Jana?ek, Ligeti, Prokofiev and Schumann. The concert is presented by the Honens International Piano Competition. (more...)

Gate Theatre Announces New Associates and Full Line-up for Intransit Festival Takeover
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following the recent announcement of her inaugural season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall today announces two new Associates joining the Gate - Jude Christian, and Anthony Simpson-Pike. Former Associate Director Lynette Linton also re-joins the team as Director of the Young Associates programme. (more...)

Transgender Legal Observes One-Year Memorial of Pulse Nightclub Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund joins millions of advocates across the world in honoring the 49 precious souls taken in a heinous act of violence one year ago today at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. (more...)

T.K. Blue's 'Amour' Out on Dot Time Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

T.K. Blue's latest release 'Amour' (Dot Time Records) is a musical homage to the time he spent in Paris. (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
by - Apr 23, 2017

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
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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...)

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