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George Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.

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Irish step dance extravaganza also featuring choral/solo songs and European performers.


BWW Review: NYCO, Back in Business and Boasting First-Rate Dancing Along With the Singing
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 9, 2016

The New York City Opera, notably nicknamed 'The People's Opera' by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia when it was founded in 1943, succumbed to bankruptcy in 2013 after 70 glorious years but has risen from the ashes under new management. On the evening of September 8th 2016 at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, following a brief pre-season during the summer in Bryant Park, the company opened its first full season since the reorganization with a double bill of Rachmaninoff's 'Aleko' and Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci' that featured first-rate dancing along with the superb singing. (more...)

FELA's J.L. Williams Returns to Riverdance's 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Riverdance- the Anniversary Tour returns to the USA from January to June 2017. J.L. Williams rejoins the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour and will be featured for the first time as the 'Baritone Soloist' who sings 'Freedom/Heal Their Hearts' as well as reprising his role as one of two African American tap dancers in the showstopping number 'Trading Taps'. (more...)

ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN Comes to Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The new generation of Irish rock and dance began tonight when ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN inaugurated its 60-city tour at the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, NC.  On Sept. 29, the show will be performed at the Victoria Theater in Dayton OH, announce the creators and executive producers, Celtic rocker Chris Smith and Irish Dance World Champion Scott Doherty. (more...)

ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN Comes to Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The new generation of Irish rock and dance began tonight when ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN inaugurated its 60-city tour at the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, NC.  On Sept. 29, the show will be performed at the Victoria Theater in Dayton OH, announce the creators and executive producers, Celtic rocker Chris Smith and Irish Dance World Champion Scott Doherty. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Bring DIALOGOS Series to the Arnhold Center with 'FLAMENCO' Talk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Ballet Hispanico, celebrating over 45 years of bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures, announces the continuation of its new conversation series, Dialogos at the Arnhold Center, which explores the connections between the arts, social justice, and Latino culture. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Bring DIALOGOS Series to the Arnhold Center with 'FLAMENCO' Talk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Ballet Hispanico, celebrating over 45 years of bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures, announces the continuation of its new conversation series, Dialogos at the Arnhold Center, which explores the connections between the arts, social justice, and Latino culture. (more...)

West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Bound for Australia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents RIVERDANCE This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 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. The Edinburgh Evening News raves about Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, "As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren't any. Here's to another 20 years!" (more...)

Riverdance Changes Performance Date at the Van Wezel This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

???????Due to a calendar conflict the Riverdance performance on Thursday, January 26 at 8PM has been rescheduled to a 2PM matinee performance on Wednesday, January 25. (more...)

The Dance Enthusiast Announces Island to Island-Moving Caribbean 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

After four successful Enthusiastic Events!, The Dance Enthusiast is thrilled to announce the 5th Enthusiastic Events! event:  Dance: Island to Island-Moving Caribbean in New York City, Wednesday November 16, 6:15 PM to 9 (nibblies before and after; performance at 7 PM) at Gibney Dance, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street).   Enthusiastic Events! is proud to partner with PANK Elephant Catering, who will be providing tasty delicacies from all over the Caribbean chain.   The event follows four successful previous Enthusiastic Events! in which The Dance Enthusiast celebrated the relationship of dance to other important fields: the world of design and fashion, the world of empowing thought and action, the world of visual art and, most recently, the landscape of dance on Broadway versus concert dance versus Reality TV.    (more...)

Neville Dance Theatre to Present EXPOSED in Brooklyn This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Neville Dance Theatre, a NY-based theatrical dance company with contemporary innovation, presents the works of Brenda Neville and guest choreographers Billy Blanken and Ursula Verduzco. The program, titled EXPOSED, will feature four world premieres-ensemble works Exposed and Blessed by Neville, Epidermis a duet by Verduzco, and Brahm's Double Concerto a quintet by Blanken. EXPOSED will have two performances on November 5 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Reverend Billy and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from November 9-20. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Neville Dance Theatre to Present EXPOSED in Brooklyn This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Neville Dance Theatre, a NY-based theatrical dance company with contemporary innovation, presents the works of Brenda Neville and guest choreographers Billy Blanken and Ursula Verduzco. The program, titled EXPOSED, will feature four world premieres-ensemble works Exposed and Blessed by Neville, Epidermis a duet by Verduzco, and Brahm's Double Concerto a quintet by Blanken. EXPOSED will have two performances on November 5 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. (more...)

Now A Folsom Tradition AN IRISH CHRISTMAS Returns for Three Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

As seen on PBS- and on Stage One of the Harris Center, where the show has become an established part of the holiday season in Folsom-An Irish Christmas returns for three shows November 25 & 26.  This celebration of Christmas in Ireland offers superb music-making, an award-winning cast of Irish dancers and a night that sparkles with life, dance and the singing of Christmas carols. '...Magical... glorious Irish music... electric... remarkable... pure joy... a great Irish night! - ...The capacity crowd...nearly brought the house down at the end of the evening!' (The Irish Herald). (more...)

Very Merry Holiday Special Available Now Through Jan. 1 at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Blumenthal Performing Arts "Very Merry Holiday Special" is back and continues through Jan. 1. During this holiday season special, and while supplies last, ticket buyers will receive free parking with their purchase to select performances and seating for many upcoming Broadway shows, as well as concerts and special attractions presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Previews: Billboard's Top World Artist Winner CELTIC THUNDER Rumbles In To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 3, 2016

Through the generosity of Brooke and Dan Koehler, the McCallum Theatre presents Celtic Thunder on Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm. Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing group and stage show known for its eclectic, theatrical style show. In 2007, producer Sharon Browne filmed the first Celtic Thunder show in Dublin. The concept featured men from Ireland and Scotland, and songs celebrating a common Celtic heritage, from the traditional to international hits and original pieces. Accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra, Celtic Thunder has become a household name around the world, with recent ventures into Australia and South Africa. With the airing of their first Public Television special in 2008, Celtic Thunder consistently remains one of the most popular musical shows for stations throughout the U.S.  (more...)

The Providence Performing Arts Center and The VETS Announce Cyber Monday Savings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The VETS are pleased to announce that the Theatres will participate in Cyber Monday on November 28.  All ticketing purchasing* fees at www.ppacri.org and www.thevetsri.com will be waived, by using the code NOFEEPPAC28 for PPAC shows and NOFEEVETS28 for The VETS' shows. Please note that PPAC's $3 per ticket restoration charge and The VETS' $3 per ticket facility fee are still included in the final purchasing price. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Presents Winter Solstice at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center brings its annual holiday celebration of Irish, American, and world music, dance and storytelling with Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and a cast of America's top Irish and world musicians to Symphony Space, December 16-17. (more...)

There Are Lots of Special Shows Coming up at WBT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

WBT has announced its lineup of shows for the upcoming winter season. See a full schedule below. For tickets, call 914-059-2222 or visit: www.BroadwayTheatre.com.  (more...)

RIVERDANCE 20th Anniversary Tour to Stop at the Orpheum in March
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Moya Doherty has announced that Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, back by popular demand, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Orpheum Theatre from Friday, March 24, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)

Sonoran Desert Chorale to Present DESERT VOICES OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

At this most beautiful season of the year, music connects us to feelings of hope and joy and an appreciation of the miraculous.  The Chorale translates those feelings into song accompanied by brass, percussion, and two of the mightiest organs in the Valley.  Continuing with our exploration of the music of Ireland and the British Isles, we sing many pieces steeped in this tradition.  Musical styles range from medieval to contemporary, offering lush melodies - familiar and new, with beautiful lyrics presented by a rich blend of 60 voices. (more...)

Darrah Carr Dance to Premiere CELTIC JAZZ TRYST at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Irish Arts Center will welcome back Bessie Award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance in Celtic Jazz Tryst, November 18-20. (more...)

PIPES OF CHRISTMAS Festive Annual Concerts to Return This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Pipes of Christmas annual concerts return for an eighteenth season with performances in New York on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, and in Summit, New Jersey on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church. (more...)


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Dance Enthusiast Presents Caribbean Dance Artists At Gibney Dance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Join host Christine Jowers,  Editor of The Dance Enthusiast and Caribbean artists, Candace Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago), Nelida Tirado (Puerto Rico), Nadia Dieudonne (Haiti), and  Davalois Fearon (Jamaica) for a stellar evening of performance & conversation as they introduce us to a one-of-a kind insider experience into the beauty and complexity of Caribbean culture and performance.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

No matter your age, no matter your experience with the story, no matter if you believe in mermaids or not, you and your family will want to be front and center when the curtain goes up on the Paramount Theatre's magical new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, November 23, 2016 through January 8, 2017. (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...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Present CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST as Part of 'STOMPING GROUNDS' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

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

Single Tickets for The Grand Opera House and The Playhouse Go on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Over the next two weeks, The Grand Opera House and The Playhouse on Rodney Square will begin selling single tickets for each of their highly anticipated seasons. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for VTA's 2016-17 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS, Pink Martini and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Single tickets for the majority of Victoria Theatre Association's 2016-2017 presentations go on sale to the general public Tuesday, Aug. 9. (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...)

Film & TV Composer Brian Byrne Signs Exclusive Publishing Agreement with Music Sales Corporation
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Music Sales Corporation (part of the Music Sales Group which includes G. Schirmer/AMP, Inc.) is pleased to announce the signing of Golden Globe nominated film composer and songwriter Brian Byrne to an exclusive publishing agreement. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for VTA's 2016-17 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS, Pink Martini and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Single tickets for the majority of Victoria Theatre Association's 2016-2017 presentations go on sale to the general public Today, Aug. 9. (more...)

Billy Gardell Brings His One-Man Comedy Show to Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

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Jeeves & Wooster to Bring PERFECT NONSENSE to Sydney Opera House This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 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...)

THE NUTCRACKER, ANNIE and More Slated for The Lyric's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Lyric is proud to continue the tradition of bringing diverse and extraordinary programming to the greater Baltimore area. (more...)

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