Riverdance

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George Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.
New York, NY
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Irish step dance extravaganza also featuring choral/solo songs and European performers.

Centenary Stage Company to Present New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet in Three Fairy Tales, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Centenary Stage Company will host the NJ Civic Youth Ballet's performances of three classic fairy tales, on Sunday, Sept 14 at 2 PM and 4 PM in the Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, September 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 2, 2014

Gary Naylor previews an exciting selection of September's new openings as London gears up for what should be its most successful Autumn since the credit crunch claimed its first victims seven years ago this month. (more...)

Comedy Hypnotist Marc Savard Celebrates 2,000th Las Vegas Show at the V Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Comedy hypnotist Marc Savard celebrated his 2,000th Las Vegas show at the V Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Thursday, September 18. In true Las Vegas style, the headlining hypnosis master hosted a party with Champagne and cake to commemorate the occasion after the show. (more...)

Encompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced the participants of the third cycle of the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP), led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. The companies for this session represent mixed disciplines ranging from dance to theater to opera. Chosen by a BAM-convened panel, the organizations taking part in this session are Encompass New Opera Theatre, Satellite Collective, Summation Dance, and Treehouse Shakers. As with the previous sessions, the DeVos Institute extended invitations to a group of organizations to apply for the training portion of the BAM PDP-expanding the program's reach beyond Brooklyn-based companies. These additional organizations taking part in the program areBalletNext, Beth Morrison Projects, S? Percussion, and Zvi Dance. (more...)

NJTAP Ensemble to Celebrate 20 Years with 'XX' on Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The New Jersey Tap Ensemble (NJTAP), Jersey's premiere tap dance company known for their traditional approach and precise rhythmic expression, presents XX: A Celebration of 20 Years, on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DanceNow NYC at Joe's Pub
by Ali Rosa-Salas - Sep 11, 2014

Ten choreographers say more with less at this year's DanceNow at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Nadine Coyle to Guest Star in London Palladium Run of LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES, Beg. Sept 1
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle will portray goddess Erin, i.e. the Mother of Ireland, in LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES at the London Palladium, beginning September 1, 2014. (more...)

Celtic Legends Announces 2014 Australian Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Celebrating over ten adventurous years of touring worldwide Celtic Legends will be touring capital cities and regionally throughout Australia fromOctober - November 2014. Celtic Legends brings you 100% live traditional Irish dance, music and song creating an electric atmosphere which has swept countless international audiences away to the heart of Ireland. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Celtic Woman Plays Radio City Music Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2014

Celtic Woman is currently on its North American Emerald concert tour with nearly 90 performances in 75 cities. Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour played at Radio City Music Hall on May 21, 2014. Before the show a WNET PBS Station had a meet and greet before the show and Broadwayworld.com was there! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Celtic Woman's THE EMERALD TOUR Coming to Benedum Center, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Celtic Woman is currently on its North American Emerald concert tour with nearly 90 performances in 75 cities. Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour will perform in Pittsburgh on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., at the Benedum Center. This tour is presented by Madstones Productions LLC. (more...)

Review Roundup: U.S. Premiere of HEARTBEAT OF HOME in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Mar 6, 2014

Broadway In Chicago's HEARTBEAT OF HOME, from the producers of Riverdance, made its U.S. premiere in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement beginning March 4 - 16, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 6, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's exclusive Oscar wrap-up, Billy Zane announced for Lyric Opera, DLO's 'Les Miz' aims high, Porchlight tries 'How To Succeed,' Bailiwick's 'Dessa Rose' begins, as does 'Heartbeat Of Home' from BIC, 'Option Up! ' returns, voice students compete at NATS, and more! (more...)

Roscommon Arts Centre to Present Tea-Time Concert with The WhistleBlast Quartet, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Live music to brighten up your family's day! Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to welcome The WhistleBlast Quartet to Roscommon for their first ever visit with an exciting, informal and informative concert for all ages on Thursday 3rd April at 6.30pm. (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME Runs Now thru 4/6 at Wang Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular created by the producers and director of Riverdance, will make its East Coast debut in a limited engagement at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. Playing tonight, March 26 through Sunday, April 6, press night is set for Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 pm. Presented in Boston by the Citi Performing Arts Center, MSG Entertainment and Larry Magid Entertainment, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 20. (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Heartbeat Of Home Closing Sunday at Fisher Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - Mar 23, 2014

Heartbeat of Home, the high energy dance show from the producers of Riverdance, closes in Detroit on Sunday. On stage at the Fisher Theatre, the spectacle is part of the Broadway In Detroit entertainment series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HEARTBEAT OF HOME a High-Energy Dance and Music Show from the Producers of Riverdance at the Fisher Theatre
by Katie Laban - Mar 21, 2014

Heartbeat of Home is an amazing dance and music performance from the creators of Riverdance that entrances the audience from the first music beat and shoe tap until the very last. It is a fun show, one that anyone can enjoy because it is filled with dance, music, and performers who truly love what they do and express it through their performance. (more...)

PANIC! IN CONCERT, Tori Scott & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Madison (more...)

BWW Reviews: Musician Michael Ryan Brings Spirited Spirit of Ireland to La Verne
by Don Grigware - Mar 12, 2014

On Sunday March 9, Spirit of Ireland lit up Morgan Auditorium at the University of La Verne with Michael Ryan and seven other electric musicians onstage, as well as lovely singer Cassie Murphy and three award-winning Irish dancers including Caterina Coyne from Riverdance. Part of a monthly program from the University's music department entitled Sundays at the Morgan, the evening was introduced by the interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Felicia Beardsley and turned out to be a real pre-St. Patrick's Day treat for the packed house. (more...)

Eileen Ivers Celebrates New Album & St. Patrick's Day at Landmark Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Landmark on Main Street's World Beat Series ends with the return of Eileen Ivers tonight, March 1, 2014 at 8 PM. Landmark thanks s World Beat Sponsors Entertainment One and Program Sponsors Finn MacCool's and WFUV Radio. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

San Diego Fringe Presents THE BAD ARM- CONFESSIONS OF A DODGY IRISH DANCER, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

San Diego has a sizeable, vibrant Irish community, with popular Irish pubs and restaurants, shops, businesses, bands and dance classes. Most are successful. So it may come as a refreshing change to celebrate the hapless adventures of an Irish Dancing failure! (more...)

Jersey Tap Fest Celebrates Fifth Year With $5000 in Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Jersey Tap Fest, NJ's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza, celebrates five years, August 14-17, 2014 in Bloomfield, NJ. The four-day festival will offer more than 30 tap dance classes and a main stage celebration event TAP 'N TIME. The Garden State tap dance festival also provides the public various opportunities to participate and interact with tap dancing through a history lesson, jam session, student showcase and faculty meet and greet. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center Announces 2014-2015 Performing Live Season; Includes Tony Bennett, Broadway, Joshua Bell, Bill Cosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2014-2015 Performing Live Season, which begins with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on July 24, and includes performances with Tony Bennett, MythBusters, Bill Cosby, Joshua Bell, Evil Dead the Musical, Molly Ringwald, and many more. The shows unveiled today are in addition to the six series packages announced on May 1, including Broadway on Center, Classical, Dance, Jazz, National Geographic Live, and Spoken World. (more...)

Musical Stars Michael Falzon and Bobby Fox Perform Legendary Costello and Bacharach Album 'Painted From Memory'
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

In the late 1990's, music legends Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello united to create the timeless album Painted From Memory. Such was the significance of these legendary artists collaborating that a documentary (Because it's a Lonely World) was made to commemorate the occasion. (more...)

Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Kevin Mahogany to headline the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m till 11:00 p.m; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring Six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genres. (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

Kean University to Welcome Aspiring Irish Dancers for Studio2Stage, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Kean University will welcome eighty-five aspiring musicians and Irish dancers to its campus as part of Studio2Stage, a whirlwind nine-day professional workshop and rehearsal process culminating in a public performance on August 3 at 8 p.m. According to promotional material for the event, Studio2Stage is "a performance experience and variety show that has gathered together young amateur musicians, singers and Irish dancers who want to break into the touring show industry. These selected performers from the U.S.A. and further afield will be brought together at Kean University in New Jersey on July 26 to August 3, 2014 for 9 days to learn, produce and stage a full professional 2-hour show on the final night which is open to the general public." (more...)

Kean University to Host Eighty-Five Aspiring Musicians and Irish Dancers as Part of Studio2Stage, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Kean University will welcome eighty-five aspiring musicians and Irish dancers to its campus as part ofStudio2Stage, a whirlwind nine-day professional workshop and rehearsal process culminating in a public performance on August 3 at 8 p.m. According to promotional material for the event, Studio2Stage is a performance experience and variety show that has gathered together young amateur musicians, singers and Irish dancers who want to break into the touring show industry. These selected performers from the U.S.A. and further afield will be brought together at Kean University in New Jersey on July 26 to August 3, 2014 for 9 days to learn, produce and stage a full professional 2-hour show on the final night which is open to the general public. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/14 - PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, 'WIDOW' at Powerhouse, 'LOVE' at WTF, 'FIDDLER' at Goodspeed and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 16, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES opens tonight, and the regional theatre scene explodes tonight with Kyra Sedgwick starring in Powerhouse's THE DANISH WIDOW, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opening at Goodspeed, and LIVING ON LOVE making its world premiere with Renee Fleming in Williamstown! (more...)

BWW Reviews: STONE IN HIS POCKETS at Center Stage - Sip Your Guinness and Enjoy!
by Charles Shubow - Jan 31, 2014

Poignant Irish comedy deserved its standing ovation. (more...)

Eileen Ivers to Celebrate New Album & St. Patrick's Day at Landmark, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Landmark on Main Street's World Beat Series ends with the return of Eileen Ivers on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8 PM. Landmark thanks s World Beat Sponsors Entertainment One and Program Sponsors Finn MacCool's and WFUV Radio. (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME Cast Recording Set for Release Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Decca/Universal Music Classics announce the digital release of the Cast Recording of Heartbeat of Home, available March 4th on iTunes and all Digital Partners. Having made its North American premiere this past January at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre, in the coming months the international tour will play engagements in Chicago, Detroit and Boston. For those who aren't able to make it to a live show, Heartbeat of Home will be part of special programming set to premiere on PBS stations beginning March 1st, 2014 (check local listings). (more...)

Sharon D. Clarke and Brian Kennedy Join Anton Stephans in FLIGHT at The Hippodrome Casino, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

If there was ever an Artist with the power of FLIGHT, it is ANTON STEPHANS. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET in Three Incarnations, Works of Lerner & Loewe and Much More Set for Ravinia's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Ravinia's 2014 season, dubbed 'Summer of Love/Season of Stars,' was announced today by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman. Brimming with talent and romance, the festival's 2014 schedule brings some the biggest names in the world of music as well as repertoire that explores the theme of great love in its various manifestations. No fewer than three musical incarnations of the most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet, will be featured, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Overture-Fantasy (July 27), a suite from Prokofiev's ballet setting of the story (July 16) and the score of West Side Story as the classic film is shown (July 17-18). In other examples of love, soprano Deborah Voigt describes it as 'Something Wonderful' on a Broadway evening (July 13), the legendary Broadway team of Lerner and Loewe will be celebrated (July 20), and Chanticleer even jabs at the battle of the sexes in an evening titled 'She Said/He Said' (July 6). In fact, love lurks, longs and lingers across genres in most of the more than 130 events that Ravinia will present in 2014, its 110th year and its 78th as the summer residence of the CSO. (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME's Set Projection Designer Dave Torpey Added to TEDxBROADWAY Lineup, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Heartbeat of Home set projection designer Dave Torpey joins the third annual TEDxBroadway event on Monday, February 24, 2014 at New World Stages - Stage 4 (340 West 50 Street) where he will discuss his critically acclaimed design for the high octane dance extravaganza from the producers of Riverdance, currently touring North America. The Toronto Star raved, 'We're in the theatre to be carried away by the power of music, dance and visual artistry, with the projections of Dave Torpey adding an element of magic.' TEDxBroadway is co-organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive, Broadway producer Ken Davenport and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. For more information visit www.TEDxBroadway.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Last Ship' sails, 'Chicago' and 'The Heartbeat Of Home' stop by, 'Chicago's Golden Soul,' and 'Ain't Misbehavin' pack 'em in, catch 'Dessa Rose,' 'Love Story' and 'A New Brain,' and the Waa-Mu Show announces 2014, plus more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Union Theatre, February 14 2014
by Gary Naylor - Feb 16, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a neglected, problematic musical full of wonderful songs given new life, if not quite full life, at The Union Theatre. (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

"The new season, our 48th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles," said Ritchie, "will include from Broadway two hit musicals and a celebrated drama - the magical 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,' the mischievous 'Matilda The Musical' and the much beloved Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's exquisite 'The Trip to Bountiful.' (more...)

Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian's BLUE ROOM Set for New York Live Arts, Now thru 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of Elena Demyanenko and Dai Jian's Blue Room, today, February 13 - 15 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. Also on the bill will be the world premiere of Raw Nerves, a solo by Demyanenko in collaboration with performer Leah Morrison, and Deja Ve - As a solo, a work by Dai Jian featuring Jian and dancer Austin Selden. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND, 3/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston (RMT) presents an all-star cast in the 16th anniversary edition of A Little Bit of Ireland, on Saturday, March 15 at 2 and 7 pm, and Sunday, March 16, at 2 pm, at Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. (more...)

KICKIN' IT IRISH Set for Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year with an evening of driving Irish tunes and percussive toe tapping in 'Kickin' It Irish' on the Main Stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for one performance only on Monday evening, March 17! (more...)

Realbuto/Green Songwriting Winners Attended 54 Below's TIM REALBUTO: ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) as Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The winners of the previously announced Tim Realbuto/Jenna Leigh Green songwriting competition are Nathan Brisby and Lizzie Hagstedt, who wrote the original winning piece entitled Mesa Song. As part of their prize, they both received free tickets to Realbuto's star- studded 54 Below show last week, a chance to hear Mr. Realbuto and Ms. Green sing their original song in front of a live audience at 54 Below, as well as a meet and greet with Jenna and Tim after the show in the upstairs greenroom. (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME's U.S. Premiere Set for Chicago's Oriental Theatre, March 4-16, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced HEARTBEAT OF HOME, from the producers of Riverdance, will make its U.S. premiere in Chicago and will play the Oriental Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 4 - 16, 2014. (more...)

Roscommon Arts Centre Presents Tea-Time Concert with The WhistleBlast Quartet Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Live music to brighten up your family's day! Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to welcome The WhistleBlast Quartet to Roscommon for their first ever visit with an exciting, informal and informative concert for all ages today 3rd April at 6.30pm. (more...)

Heartstring Quartet to Perform at Arts Centre Melbourne, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Two of the most important names in Irish music, legendary guitarist Arty McGlynn (Van Morrison band) and virtuoso fiddler Nollaig Casey (who has recorded with Elvis Costello, Rod Stewart and Enya) join forces with Maire Ni Chathasaigh, "the doyenne of Irish harpers" (Scotland on Sunday), and Britain's finest flatpicking guitarist Chris Newman in The Heartstring Quartet presented by Arts Centre Melbourne on May 31 8pm, 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. (more...)

JEKYLL AND HYDE, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Cirque Dreams and More Set for Tobin Center's Inaugural 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts today announced the performance calendar for its inaugural 2014-15 season, with a total of 33 productions, performing groups and individual artists - exclusive of September grand opening events and subscription performances by its resident companies. The initial schedule totals 73 performances. And, there are more to come. (more...)

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