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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

BWW Review: Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Comes to Kennedy Center By Way of the Public Theater
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 9, 2017

it's an engaging and resonant theatrical experience. (more...)

Bookworks Albequerque Presents January Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

January brings events to Bookworks that explore transformations, education, social issues like war and charity, and great new literature. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 15 Musical Events in February and March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 15 musical performances during February and March 2017. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright.  When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood. (more...)

Concetta Tomei and Dale Soules to Lead James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Concetta Tomei, best known for her roles on TV's China Beach and Providence and on stage in The Elephant Man (opposite David Bowie) and Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House, leads the cast of Abingdon Theatre Company's world premiere of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, a new play by Academy Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner James Lecesne, as Dottie Nerber. (more...)

FOLLIES - IN CONCERT Presented for 9th Annual Hearts for the Arts Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

FOLLIES - IN CONCERT, opens on February 10 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. (more...)

Axus Stationery Shanghai Ltd Lawsuit Motion to Dismiss Fails
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

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Star Trek's Michael Dorn and Seasoned Stage Actress Caralyn Kozlowski Lead ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra featuring Michael Dorn as Antony and Caralyn Kozlowski as Cleopatra. Dorn, best known for starring as Lieutenant Commander Worf in the syndicated television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Kozlowski, long-running stage actor with over 40 professional theater credits, will perform in Antony and Cleopatra from March 29 - April 30, 2017 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets ($25 - $60) for Antony and Cleopatra are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

S.Pellegrino' Announces Plans for the Next Young Chef Global Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Today, S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water announces the anticipated return of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, an extraordinary culinary competition that recognizes leading young chefs worldwide. Following the success of past events, the third edition of S.Pellegrino Young Chef will feature talent from an expanded 21 global regions and will take place over the span of 18 months. It will begin with the call for applications on February 1, 2017 and will culminate with the announcement of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 winner at the Grand Finale in Milan in June 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Based on the 1977 hit film, Saturday Night Fever follows Tony Manero in his attempt to escape his troubles by spending weekends at the local disco. (more...)

Segal Centre Announces Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Segal is thrilled to announce that the Montreal premiere of Million Dollar Quartet, set to run at the Segal Centre from April 23 to May 14, will be extended due to popular demand. The six additional performances will take place at Place des Arts' Cinquieme Salle from May 17 to May 21, 2017. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Shed Light on Women at The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman's The Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roberta Peters
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86. Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

Prominent Soprano Roberta Peters Dies at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86.  Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998. (more...)

World Food Travel Association Announces 2017 FoodTrekking Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism, announced today that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open. Rather than another Top 10 or best restaurants list, the FoodTrekking Awards are unique in that they fill a void of recognition of experience excellence in 13 categories within the food and beverage tourism industry. Food and beverage is the fastest-growing sector of travel, which itself is one of the world's largest and most economically significant industries. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre In the Round's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is a Well-Directed, -Acted, and -Designed Production of a Classic American Tragedy
by Jill Schafer - Jan 17, 2017

If you're a fan of American theater classics, get yourself to Theatre in the Round in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. Their excellent production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge features strong performances from the whole cast (particularly the leads), a really cool set with vintage props, and great staging in their intimate in-the-round setting. This completely engrossing and tragic story of flawed and very real characters navigating hard times and tricky family relations in 1950s working class Brooklyn will get under your skin. It's one of those experiences that makes you feel like you've been on a journey with these characters, one that's hard to shake when you leave the theater. It's probably the second best play I've seen at TRP. Don't let this one fly under your radar. (more...)

BWW Review: ZANNA, DON'T! - Sound Glitches Eclipse Some Fine Singing
by Gil Kaan - Jan 16, 2017

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has produced Tim Acito's very cleverly written  ZANNA, DON'T! with very mixed results. Major sound glitches opening night marred the ability to clearly hear all of Acito's very witty lyrics set in a fictional high school where gayness is the norm and heteros are shunned. (more...)

Shortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met January 20. Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his company debut leading Željko Lu?i? in the title role opposite Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Everything's Coming Up Roses at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre invites you to its most magnificent fundraising event of the year: the Theatre's annual gala, Everything's Coming Up Roses! (more...)

Golden Thread Productions Announces ReOrient 2017 Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company focused on the Middle East celebrating its 20th anniversary, is proud to announce the seven writers for its prestigious ReOrient 2017 Festival of Short Plays, selected through a competitive, international submission process. (more...)

27th Annual DONALD M. EPHRAIM PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Palm Beach County will live up to its well-earned title as "Florida's Cultural Capital" next week with the opening of another major festival: Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, GREASE LIVE! Among Nominees for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

From March 4 to April 1, August Strindberg Rep will present two mystery plays by modern Scandinavian playwrights in repertory: Marty's Shadow' by Stig Dagerman (Sweden) and 'Journey in Light and Shadow' by Stig Dalager (Denmark). (more...)

Palm Beach Opera's 2017 Gala Featured An Evening With Michael Fabiano
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

???????Palm Beach Opera's 2017 Gala - An Evening with Michael Fabiano took place on February 2, 2017, at The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

BETC's Season 12 Lineup Features Big Names, Bold Women, Birds, and Blood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's (BETC) Season 12 play titles were announced at a pre-show party on Saturday, February 4th. Local theater lovers joined the BETC Ensemble at the Dairy Arts Center for a sneak peek at the company's upcoming season, and the opening night, regional premiere performance of An Iliad. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts Medal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Award-winning actor John Lithgow ('67 ArD '05) is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 19 Musical Events in March and April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 19 musical performances during February and March 2017. (more...)

Stage West to Bring back ANN by Holland Taylor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Stage West is delighted to announce that its hit production of Holland Taylor's Ann will be returning to the stage for a 5-week run beginning June 9 at the Dupree Theatre, Irving Arts Center! (more...)

James Lecesne, Tony Speciale & CaringKind VP Set for THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Talkback at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company will offer a talkback on Thursday, February 23 following the 7:30pm performance of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, a new play about how one family deals with the effects of Alzheimer's. (more...)

Lott Entertainment Presents' 2017 Spring Lineup Explores Themes of Race, Sexuality and a Journey through Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Lott Entertainment Presents' spring lineup will take fans on an epic journey through Cherokee country, into a world of whimsical sexual exploration-one that is taking Off Broadway by storm-and, finally, into a multi-genre glimpse into the lives of six different musicians, all portrayed by one man. All performances will take place at Lott Entertainment Presents' new home in the Neuhaus Theatre at the Alley Theatre. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

THURGOOD Returns to Illusion Theater Following Minnesota Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Following a well-received tour around Minnesota, the powerful one-man play, Thurgood, revisits the Twin Cities from March 9-19 at the Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Final 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

???????Councillor Wendy Simon of Liverpool City Council wins Best Local Authority Arts Champion - Councillor. (more...)

Scoop: WHEN WE RISE - Part IV on ABC - Friday, March 3, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on WHEN WE RISE - Part IV, airing on ABC on Friday, March 3, 2017! (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION on Tuesday, February 21. (more...)

Third 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. (more...)

Second 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Nottingham City Council wins Best Local Authority Arts Initiative for Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service (NPALS).  (more...)

First 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

London Borough of Lewisham wins Best Local Authority Arts Project encouraging community cohesion for Meet Me At The Albany. (more...)

UofSC Theatre Presents Student's Original Comedy OUTLAW SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

UofSC student Ryan Stevens directs the premiere of his outlandish original comedy Outlaw Song in the Lab Theatre, February 23 -26. (more...)

Synopsys Announces Earnings Release Date for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

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Drury Lane Theatre Announces Extension of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces a three-week extension of its new production of disco musical Saturday Night Fever that has been burning up the box office and electrifying sold-out audiences.  Saturday Night Fever now runs thru April 9, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.  Drury Lane Theatre announces a three-week extension of its new production of disco musical Saturday Night Fever that has been burning up the box office and electrifying sold-out audiences.  Saturday Night Fever now runs thru April 9, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.  (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Presents PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, Opening 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Annika and Tommy are in for some excitement when they meet their new neighbor, Pippi Longstocking, who has crazy red pigtails, a horse, a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson, and a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another.   (more...)

NOCCA Alum Sullivan Fortner Returns for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

On Friday, January 20 at 8:00pm, acclaimed pianist and proud NOCCA alum Sullivan Fortner returns to his alma mater for a one-night-only concert with the Sullivan Fortner Trio. (more...)

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