Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

BWW Review: OUT OF TIME at The Kennedy Center
by Hannah Landsberger - May 23, 2016

Billed as an Irish dance place, Out of Time, presented as a part of the Kennedy Center's Ireland 100 festival, is actually much more. Equal parts dance, modern music performance, and memoir, Colin Dunne's stunning solo performance is full of depth and intelligence. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Welcome NJ Civic Youth Ballet for Double-Feature, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Centenary Stage Company will host the NJ Civic Youth Ballet's double-feature afternoon of ballet with "The Tales of Beatrix Potter" and "Coppelia"  on Sunday, June 5 at 4 PM in the Lackland Center for the Performing Arts on Grand Ave. in Hackettstown. (more...)

Riverdance's 20th Anniversary World Tour to Stop at Morris Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

?Moya Doherty is proud to announce the international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, which is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, as it makes stops in over 60 North American cities during the 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 3/7 - 3/18 on NBC - Friday, March 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 3/7 - 3/18, airing on NBC on Friday, March 4, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: CAPA Unveils its Five Shows for the 2016-17 Season
by Paul Batterson - Mar 31, 2016

Rebecca LaChance surprised the 800 attendees of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts preview on March 30 at the Southern Theatre. LaChance, who performed 'Beautiful' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' is expected to play the title role in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL when the national tour has a six-day stopover in June, 2017 in Columbus. (more...)

2016-17 PNC Broadway in Columbus Season is Announced - CINDERELLA, THE BODYGUARD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) today announced the 2016-17 PNC Broadway in Columbus season. The five-show season boasts four productions never before seen in Columbus including Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Bodyguard, and the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. The 2016-17 lineup also includes a brand new, Tony® Award-winning production of Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret. (more...)

RIVERDANCE 20th Anniversary Tour Coming to Citi Wang Theatre, 5/10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The 20th Anniversary World Tour, composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, is currently on a 60 city North American tour, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run across Europe and Asia. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour  features new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, "Anna Livia," featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, CABARET & More Set for Broadway in Columbus' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) today announced the 2016-17 PNC Broadway in Columbus season. The five-show season boasts four productions never before seen in Columbus including Tony Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Bodyguard, and the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. The 2016-17 lineup also includes a brand new, Tony Award-winning production of Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Slated for Van Wezel's 2016-17 Broadway Season; Classical & Dance Series Also Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

As one season draws to an end, another phenomenal one must begin! The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is elated to announce its 2016-2017 Broadway, Dance and Classical series.  (more...)

Jack Ingram to Perform at the Spencer, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Ingram shares his honky tonk melodies at the Spencer on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at just $32. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com. A pre-show fried chicken buffet ($20) in the lobby is also available at 5 p.m. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces First Summer Lineup - RAGTIME, Yo-Yo Ma, Cyndi Lauper, National Symphony Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the first 63 performances of Summer 2016 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19; Wolf Trap members (donors of $75 and up) have access to presales and are purchasing tickets now. A complete calendar of performances may be found atwolftrap.org/summer and a press release dedicated to the Fine Arts season is here. Ticketing information and links to print-ready photography are below.  (more...)

BWW Review: STOMP Smashes Its Way to Orlando
by Kimberly Moy - Mar 25, 2016

STOMP is one of those shows I've heard about, seen the advertisements, seen the commercials, but have never experienced in person. If you're like me then it's time to see this show, if you haven't. STOMP was a concept devised in the UK by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas in 1991. It came to the United States in the early 1990s and has been going on ever since. Not many shows can have that distinction of going on past the twenty year mark. It's also one of those shows whose concepts wormed its way into popular culture. Now that I've seen it, I can understand its longevity and appeal. (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP to Launch Worldwide Tour in Singapore This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The international entertainment phenomenon, BLUE MAN GROUP is pleased to announce that their wildly popular, award-winning production will be launching its world premiere in Singapore for the first time as part of a new worldwide tour from March to July 2016. (more...)

PPAC Announces Its 2016/2017 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

?The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. "Lynn" Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 39th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/18/2016 - FIDDLER Album, THE EFFECT, Sutton Foster & More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 18, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: FIDDLER releases its new cast album, THE EFFECT bows off-Broadway and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: RIVERDANCE Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with TODAY SHOW Performance
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2016

Company members from Riverdance - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR stopped by THE TODAY SHOW this morning to kick off NYC's St. Patrick's Day celebrations - check out their performance and appearance in the videos below! (more...)

Riverdance Celebrates its 20th Anniversary Tour at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Explore the rich culture of Ireland with Riverdance - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR, packed with toe-tapping dance numbers that reflect both a traditional and modern take on Irish music and dance. Riverdance - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR, part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series, will be featured April 1-3, 2016 in the Cobb Great Hall. (more...)

Broadway in Wilmington Series at the Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

The 2016-2017 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square, announced today, will feature two more productions than the current season, bringing the total to eight. In the second season under the management of The Grand Opera House, the series will expand to five full-productions: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Kinky Boots, Cinderella, the 20th anniversary re-mount of Riverdance, and Pippin. In addition, the schedule will include three weekend-only productions, known in the business as splits: Rent, Broadway Christmas Wonderland, and Once. Six of the eight productions are Playhouse premieres, and Riverdance holds the record as one of the highest-grossing shows in Playhouse history. The 2016-17 season will include four Tony Award winners for Best Musical and one Best Musical Revival, and a raft of other honors.  (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of March 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC on Monday, March 14, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 3/14 - 3/25 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 3/14 - 3/25, airing on NBC (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

SUMMER STAGES 2016: Philly and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Jun 6, 2016

The heat is on and so is the fun on stages in the Philadelphia and South Jersey Area. Come on out and enjoy and support the Arts in your Community! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Broadway Company Manager Lauren P. Yates Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned the sad news that Broadway company manager Lauren Yates, who worked on Riverdance, Play On!, and Glory Days, has passed away. (more...)

BWW Review: RIVERDANCE celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Wolf Trap
by Hannah Wing - Jun 24, 2016

Longtime fans are sure to be thrilled to hear their favorites and first timers are sure to be swept up in the river sensation of “Riverdance.” With 20 years of bringing Irish dancing to audiences worldwide, “Riverdance' truly is worth the celebration. (more...)

Jeeves & Wooster to Bring PERFECT NONSENSE to Sydney Opera House This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

?Following a sell-out year on London's West End, three successful UK tours and a season in Mumbai, the charmingly incompetent English gentleman Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are packing their bags for a trip to Sydney. (more...)

Genevieve Lemon and More to Star in New Musical ANTARCTICA at Theatre Royal Hobart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Antarctica, a new musical will make its world debut at Hobart's Theatre Royal this October. Today the cast was revealed, including some of the biggest names on stage and screen in Australia. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Tickets to MPAC's 2016-2017 Season on Sale 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

From 'Defying Gravity' to a year in space without gravity, Mayo Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 season is definitely going to new heights. (more...)

Tender Mercies: American Roots Summer Festival Set for The Sheen Center, 7/15-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

THE SHEEN CENTER FOR THOUGHT & CULTURE (www.SheenCenter.org) announced today that it will present a new summer festival TENDER MERCIES: Songs and Stories From Our American Roots featuring music, storytelling, workshops, and more, from July 15 - 23, 2016 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Kravits Plays His Last Performance in OFF THE TOP June 6th
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Don't miss Jason Kravits (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and special guest star Alexander Gemignani, in Jason's improvisational nightclub act, OFF The TOP. This is the final performance, before Kravits departs to tread the boards this summer at the Muny and the La Jolla Playhouse. The final show plays June 6th at 7pm at The Duplex. (more...)

ROCKIN ROAD TO DUBLIN Announces 16/17 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The producers of ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN, the new sensation Irish Dance spectacle infused with modern rock music created by World Champion Scott Doherty and veteran Celtic rocker Chris Smith, are proud to announce that the new generation of Irish music and dance will embark on a 60 plus city national tour in its first season with an official launch at the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, NC on Thursday, September 22. (more...)

Most Shows in PPAC's 2016/2017 Season to Go On Sale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The majority of the productions in the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)'s 2016/2017 Season will go on sale Monday, July 25 at 10AM at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) and online at www.ppacri.org. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday - Thursday, 10A to 3P and two hours prior to curtain times. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emma Warren of RIVERDANCE on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Feb 24, 2016

Riverdance has been entertaining audiences around the globe and has enjoyed a great success. As the 20th Anniversary Tour travels around North America, one of their dancers, Emma Warren, shared with BWW her love of dancing and the continued success of Riverdance. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PIRATE QUEEN at Hale Centre Theatre is a Lush Premiere
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 24, 2016

THE PIRATE QUEEN is exactly what you would expect and hope a post-Broadway U.S. premiere from Hale Centre Theatre to be. Gorgeous design and solid performances elevate the musical from the composers of LES MISERABLES to a lush whirlwind of beauty. (more...)

Cherish the Ladies Coming to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Celebrating 30 years of music making, the Grammy-winning, first all-women Celtic music ensemble, Cherish the Ladies, comes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Blows Away GRAMMYs Audience with Musical's Opening Number
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushered Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast performed the opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Click below to watch them 'Blow Us All Away' in their appearance at the awards show! (more...)

And the Grammy for Musical Theater Album Goes to... (Wait For It)...HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Following a live performance of the show's opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' telecast live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers theater, presenter Seth MacFarland announced that the hip hop musical was the winner of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

RIVERDANCE Brings 20th Anniversary Tour to NJPAC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

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BWW Interview: Lead Dancer Jason O'Neill Talks Irish Dancing and Chicago's RIVERDANCE 20 Run
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 5, 2016

The acclaimed international tour of 'Riverdance 20' is calling the Windy City 'home' for a brief one-week run at the historical Cadillac Palace Theatre this April. In commemoration of the original 'Riverdance' production's 20th anniversary, this reboot features new dance numbers, new music and an all-new, modern spectacle of artful Irish culture. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lea Salonga, David Henry Hwang, Ann Harada, More Share #MyYellowfaceStory
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The hashtag sharing stories of discrimination is being used in adjunct to the upcoming forum 'Beyond Orientalism.' (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Present CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST as Part of 'STOMPING GROUNDS'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre presents Chicago Rhythm Fest, the culminating performance of Chicago Human Rhythm Project's two-month, citywide festival STOMPING GROUNDS, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN This Way Comes: TPAC Reveals 2016-17 Broadway Series
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

Something Rotten! this way comes - along with a healthy assortment of recent Broadway hits, a homegrown version of an Andrew Lloyd Webber hit and a transfer from London's West End - as the Tennessee Performing Arts Center revealed the list of shows included in their 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series during a Monday night event. (more...)

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