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The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History presents STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History  of Women
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to present a limited run engagement of STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre written and performed by Paula Ewin*, Ginger Grace*, Mari Lyn Henry, Judy Rosenblatt*, and Sandhi Santini. Additional text is by Melody Brooks. The production runs May 19-22, 2017 at New Perspectives Studio, 458 W 37th Street (more...)

Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

BWW Review: Well-Written and Performed SALVAGE Fascinates at None-Too-Fragile
by Roy Berko - May 7, 2017

'Salvage,' continues none-too-fragile's history of outstanding theatrical presentations as it takes George Brant's well-crafted script from page to stage, with clarity and vividness. (more...)

Sing For Hope Pianos, Designed by Broadway Casts of BEAUTIFUL, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More, Will Be Back on the Streets of NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sing for Hope is bringing its renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. From June 5-25, as a celebration of the work Sing for Hope does in communities year-round, 60 Sing for Hope Pianos will be placed in parks and public spaces in high traffic locations across all five boroughs in New York for anyone and everyone to play. (more...)

Signature's SIZZLIN' SUMMER NIGHTS Cabaret Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites and DC area stars. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

SING FOR HOPE Kick-Off Event with Jon Batiste Comes to 28 Liberty Plaza
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

???????Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street).  (more...)

Supporting the Work of Female Composers and Administrators at National Opera Center America
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces a series of special initiatives to advance and highlight the work of women in opera. These programs are emblematic of OPERA America's deep commitment to achieving gender equity in the field. (more...)

Contemporary American Theater Festival & Washington County Museum Of Fine Arts Collaborate for Summer Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Costume and fashion exhibitions are experiencing increased popularity in metropolitan cities across the United States and Europe. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre's Ghostlight Reading Series to Continue with THE SUBJECT and CARLO AT THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with readings of THE SUBJECT by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll on Monday, June 5th at 7pm and CARLO AT THE WEDDING by Bryna Turner and directed by Jenna Worsham on Monday, June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

Improve Your Home and Meet the Cousins of HGTV at the Fort Lauderdale Home Show, Memorial Day Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Photo Flash: CHICAGO Opens at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre's electrifying new production of Chicago features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. (more...)

SIUE School of Nursing Partners with BJC HealthCare
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Redtwist Theatre to Present GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

A fun-loving couple, Roberta and Joe, are avowed atheists in their golden years, moving along nicely until Roberta undergoes a serious medical diagnosis. (more...)

Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

Photo Flash: Old Red Lion Theatre presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed run at Theatre N16 last year, it is today announced that Gareth O'Connor will reprise the titular role of Danny in John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and will be joined by Megan Lloyd-Jones in the role of Roberta. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director of Theatre N16, Courtney Larkin, the production will open at the Old Red Lion Theatre on 6 June and run until 24 June. (more...)

Introducing Chicago D(ART)'s Cast and Crew for POLICE DEAF NEAR FAR by David Rush
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Rehearsals have begun for Chicago D(ART)'s inaugural production of 'Police Deaf Near Far' by David Rush. (more...)

42ND STREET Opens Friday 6/2 in Outdoor Greek Theatre - Bloomfield Hills
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook will close out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET. Come experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical will be performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

Jon Batiste to Lead 60 Pianos in Bach Prelude in C at Sing for Hope Pianos Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street).  (more...)

SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Sing for Hope Pianos to Host Kick-Off Event at 28 Liberty Plaza
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street). (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

Illusion Theater's THURGOOD Moves to St. Paul
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The powerful one-man play, Thurgood, makes a return visit to the Twin Cities from June 8-18 at the LAB Theater, 350 St. Peter St. in downtown St. Paul.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

Porter Carroll, Jr. to Bring THE EVOLUTION OF CABARET to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Porter Carroll, Jr. in The Evolution of Cabaret. (more...)

Music from I LOVE DICK Playlist & Score Soundtrack Streaming Now on Amazon Music
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

Amazon Music is excited to share new music from the highly anticipated Amazon Original Series, I LOVE DICK, which stars Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon and was co-created by the Emmy-award winning writer and director, Jill Soloway. (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Single Day Tickets On Sale Monday 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Single Day Tickets for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15–17 go on sale Monday, May 15, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre' presents One Night Only Concert MMAL MIXTAPE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Bethany Thomas and Austin Cook, the stars of Porchlight Music Theater's Marry Me a Little (MMAL), will perform a special post show concert at Stage 773 called MMAL MIXTAPE. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

BWW Review: DIE BRUECKEN AM FLUSS
by Marcel Konrath - May 1, 2017

Schon Sondheim wusste, dass es die kleinen Dinge sind, die eine gut funktionierende Ehe und Partnerschaft geschmeidig und perfekt werden lassen. Die Hobbys, welche man gemeinsam verfolgt und die kleinen Dinge, die man teilt: sei es die Nachbarn zu argern, Konzerte zu geniessen oder 'children you destroy together, that keeps marriage intact. The little things...' (more...)

Warner Bros. presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II with the NJSO
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

WARNER BROS. presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II -a spectacular fusion of classical music and classic animation that celebrates the world's most famous and beloved cartoons and their equally famous music-with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, June 3-4 in Newark and New Brunswick. Conducted by Emmy Award-winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award-winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, the production is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full symphony orchestra accompaniment. (more...)

Coffee House Presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Coffee House presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater on July 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 9, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook closes out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET.   Experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical is performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

Carl Weathers to Direct Tanna Frederick in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.  (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
by - Jun 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 21, 2017! (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Celebrate JUNETEENTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on Monday, June 19 at noon on the Courtyard Stage. The event is free, though donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund. (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock to Headline Shakespeare & Company's Ruby Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Shakespeare & Company celebrates their 40th Anniversary Season on Saturday, July 1st at the 40th Season Ruby Gala. The event will honor the Company's 40-year tradition of bringing world class theatrical productions to Berkshire audiences, while eagerly anticipating future seasons with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. (more...)

Frank Shiner to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with LONELY TOWN LONELY STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

With the success of his new single and video, two sold-out New York shows, a slew of strong reviews and escalating social media numbers, Frank Shiner's return to Feinstein's/54 Below couldn't have come at a better time. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Pianos to Fill Downtown Manhattan for 6th Annual Sing for Hope Pianos Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street). (more...)

2017 OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBT Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – today announced the complete programming lineup for the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation's leading LGBT festival will be held July 6-16, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: LIFE REFLECTED by the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the Luminato Festival
by Taylor Long - Jun 19, 2017

Four incredible artists bring to life the stories of four powerful women. LIFE REFLECTED, presented by the National Arts Centre (NAC) is a multi-media journey examining the lives of four women using photography, film, spoken word and music. The NAC Orchestra takes us through four individual pieces, led by conductor and Artistic Director, Alexander Shelley. Shelley describes the works as being united in the way the women 'learned to tread a new path and turn the tables on those who wanted to oppress them.' (more...)

Stone's Throw Productions Presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Battered, bruised, and desperate for connection, Danny and Roberta collide in a grimy bar in the Bronx. As they battle their pasts and each other, they must decide if they dare to lower their defenses and risk truly being seen. From the playwright of Doubt and Outside Mullingar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is a violent, funny, and intimate portrait of two broken people fumbling toward hope. (more...)

It's the Ides of June! Inside Yesterday's Rally in Support of of Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 16, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, New Yorkers showed their support of the Public with a rally, that took place yesterday evening at Astor Place.  (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Erin Markey, Faith Soloway & Friends and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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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...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for HIT THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Hit the Wall by multi-award-winning playwright Ike Holter. Hit the Wall will be directed by Joanie Schultz, and marks her WTT directorial inauguration. Hit the Wall will run July 28th - August 20th, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Kelsey Leigh Ervi as Peg, Joshua Gonzales as Tano, Walter Lee as Carson, Gregory Lush as Cop, Camille Monae as Roberta, Stephen Rosenberger as Newbie, Rashaun Sibley as Mika, Garret Storms as Cliff, Jacie Hood Wenzel as Madeline, and Brandon Whitlock as A-Gay. (more...)

2nd Annual Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2017 New Play Reading Series. (more...)

Grammy Award Winning Melissa Manchester Performs This June at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Melissa Manchester's songs have been recorded by Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Loggins and Barbra Streisand. She has written songs for major movies made for the Walt Disney Studios, independent pictures and she has appeared in films and television.  (more...)

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