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BWW Reviews: Don't Cut HAIR: RETROSPECTIVE From Your Theater ExperienceBWW Reviews: Don't Cut HAIR: RETROSPECTIVE From Your Theater Experience
by Steve Wilson - Mar 29, 2015

The rock musical Hair has been produced many times over the years in Kansas City, but never has it been presented the way the Kansas City Repertory Theatre brought it to the Spencer Theatre on opening night March 27. Artistic Director Eric Rosen directs Hair: Retrospective, which runs through April 12 at the theater on the University of Missouri at Kansas City campus. The retrospective may actually be more enjoyable than the musical itself, (not just my opinion, heard from audience members also). (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Smuin Ballet to Kick Off Spring 2015 Season with PETAL, ROMEO AND JULIET and MoreSmuin Ballet to Kick Off Spring 2015 Season with PETAL, ROMEO AND JULIET and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Smuin Ballet closes its 21st Season with the Unlaced Dance Series, featuring Helen Pickett's Petal, a world premiere by Adam Hougland, and two Michael Smuin classics. (more...)

Hartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage SeasonHartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak announced today Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season will open in September with the world premiere of An Opening in Time, a subtle and moving play about finding connections in a changing world, written by Connecticut native Christopher Shinn. (more...)

VIDEO: IDOL's Justin Guarini Stars in All-New Diet Dr. Pepper TV SpotVIDEO: IDOL's Justin Guarini Stars in All-New Diet Dr. Pepper TV Spot
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

AMERICAN IDOL alum and Broadway star Justin Guarini stars in an all-new TV spot for Diet Dr. Pepper. Check it out below! (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Read Original Poem at Reinterment Service of King Richard IIIBenedict Cumberbatch to Read Original Poem at Reinterment Service of King Richard III
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Oscar nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is believed to be a distant relative of the royal, will read a specially-written poem for the event. (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 26, 2015

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: Broadway's THE VISIT and the Rockettes' SPRING SPECTACULAR start tonight! (more...)

Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Ralph Fiennes, currently starring in Man and Superman at the National, will return to the stage in Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic next winter. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOGThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Betsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 SeasonBetsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors include Tony Amendola, Melinda Pfundstein, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sam Ashdown, Betsy Mugavero, Peter Sham, David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. Please check for complete casting available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close, 5/3Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

(New York, NY) - Producers of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS have announced that the long running musical will close on Sunday, May 3rd - the 55th anniversary of the opening of the show in 1960. At the time of its closing the production will have played a total of 20,672 performances in NYC: 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and 3,510 performances at the Snapple Theater Center. (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ROMEO & JULIET, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and More, Coming to Ridgefield PlayhousePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at ROMEO & JULIET, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and More, Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Going to London's National Theatre, New York's Metropolitan Opera or Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet to see world-class productions is as easy as going to The Ridgefield Playhouse! Incomparable performances captured live on stage are coming to the Playhouse on the big screen in HD! On Saturday, April 4, at 4 p.m., The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow will present Romeo and Juliet. From London's National Theatre on Saturday, April 11, at 12 noon, comes family entertainment -- Treasure Island, which is suitable for 10+ years. Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo's Pagliacci is a double bill starring Marcelo Álvarez from the Met on Saturday, April 25, at 12:30 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the productions! (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

Moscow Ballet's GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to Return to Miami, 12/27; Tickets on Sale 4/1Moscow Ballet's GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to Return to Miami, 12/27; Tickets on Sale 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Tickets go on sale Wed, April 1 in Miami for Moscow Ballet's celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Jackie Gleason Theater on Sunday December 27, 1:00pm matinee and 5:00pm. (more...)

Martin Antonio Guerra to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in Fort Worth This MayMartin Antonio Guerra to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in Fort Worth This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Artes de la Rosa announces that Martin Antonio Guerra, will take on the dual role of Miguel Cervantes and Don Quixote in Artes de la Rosa's Man of La Mancha which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with this production. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER tonight, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Fiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New AudienceFiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present as its fourth production of the season the New York premiere of Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, beginning previews at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, on Friday, April 24, at 7:30pm for an opening on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00pm. The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs through May 24. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenery, costumes, and lighting, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. With an added performance on opening weekend, Swan Lake runs for nine performances only, from April 10 through 19 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Cast Announced for PORTIA COUGHLAN at Old Red Lion TheatreCast Announced for PORTIA COUGHLAN at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson is taking over the Old Red Lion this May to present a revival of the renowned Portia Coughlan; a ferocious, haunting and beautiful Irish tale by Marina Carr, writer of By The Bog of Cats, The Mai and Ullaloo. (more...)

THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD to Make World Premiere in Thames Tunnel-Shaft This JuneTHE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD to Make World Premiere in Thames Tunnel-Shaft This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Rotherhithe tunnel-shaft, constructed by Marc Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel to access the first ever underwater tunnel which ran below the Thames, will host the world premiere of The Eighth Wonder of the World, a new play by Nick Harrison. (more...)

OLD FLAME to Place TNC, 4/24-5/17OLD FLAME to Place TNC, 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

An old love can be an irresistible force, especially for people in their autumn years. Is marriage an immoveable object? 'Old Flame,' a new play by Richard Ploetz, weighs the force of an old romance against the strength of a 50-year marriage, examining our vulnerability to rediscovered passion, no matter what our age. Theater for the New City will present the piece April 24 to May 17, directed by James Glossman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Universality of MY NAME IS ASHER LEVBWW Reviews: The Universality of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by Brooke Bridenstine - Mar 23, 2015

One of the central conflicts in My Name is Asher Lev, now playing at the Des Moines Social Club and presented by StageWest Theatre Company, is that of tradition versus passion. In the play, Asher, a young Jewish painter, is forced to choose between his art and his upbringing. That is, will he follow his passion or will he choose the life dictated by his family and community. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Hilarious '60s Romantic Farce BOEING BOEING is Perfectly Executed by Torch TheaterBWW Reviews: The Hilarious '60s Romantic Farce BOEING BOEING is Perfectly Executed by Torch Theater
by Jill Schafer - Mar 20, 2015

BOEING BOEING is the perfect screwball comedy. Though this tale of an American playboy in Paris with three 'air hostess' fiances was a hit in France, the English translation flopped on Broadway in 1965. But the revival over 40 years later was a hit and spurred a flood of regional productions around the country. Fortunately for Twin Cities theater-goers, Torch Theater chose it as one of it's 2015 shows at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. With a stellar cast, spot on direction, and a swinging '60s vibe created by set, costumes, and music, it's practically perfect in every way (to quote that other big show). I can't remember the last time I laughed so much at the theater! (more...)

Ballet Star David Hallberg to Present LEGACY at Lincoln Center, 4/17Ballet Star David Hallberg to Present LEGACY at Lincoln Center, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Celebrated international ballet star, David Hallberg, offers an intimate look at the world-renowned ballet companies as they perform varied and rarely-seen contemporary works, representative of each preeminent institution. Hallberg will introduce each company and share an insider's perspective on the works and the institutions that have left an indelible impression on him as an artist. 'David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY' will take place on April 17, 2015 at 7:00pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to McCarter Theatre Center, 4/16American Repertory Ballet to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to McCarter Theatre Center, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

American Repertory Ballet will present Artistic Director Douglas Martin's full-length Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev's score, on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the MetTickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11-July 4, will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of an all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 A.M. (more...)

New Take on Shakespeare Tragedy ROMEO & JULIET Heading to Big ScreenNew Take on Shakespeare Tragedy ROMEO & JULIET Heading to Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to VERONA, a possible new take on the Shakespeare classic tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Manhattan Youth Ballet Presents STORIES THAT DANCEBWW Reviews: Manhattan Youth Ballet Presents STORIES THAT DANCE
by Rose Marija - Mar 20, 2015

The final performance of Manhattan Youth Ballet's spring production, Stories that Dance: Shakespeare and his Legacy, was full of joy. Four story ballets were performed with the young dancers involved in the story telling, rather than just going through the movements. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opens tonight, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

MCCC Theatre to Present ROMEO AND JULIET, Begin. 4/10MCCC Theatre to Present ROMEO AND JULIET, Begin. 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Blend Shakespeare's grandest romantic tragedy with Prokofiev's gorgeous ballet and it's time to experience a whole new "Romeo and Juliet." The Theatre and Dance Program at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) presents an original adaptation of the Shakespeare classic at Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times are Fridays, April 10 and 17 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 11 and 18 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, April 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

BWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans FeaturedBWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans Featured
by Charles Shubow - Mar 19, 2015

John Waters, Many Patinkin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Four Broadway Divas will be highlighted. (more...)

TRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes LopezTRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes Lopez
by Isabel D. Almaraz - Mar 19, 2015

Miami City Ballet has been in a period of transition, a transformation if you will, that has been unsurprisingly effective in reinventing the company and catapulting it to the world-class ballet company that it has always been on the verge of becoming. Lourdes Lopez' arrival in 2012 has infused the company with balance: balance of repertoire, style, choreography, and a complete re-imagining of how to stay true to the fundamental nature of the company without becoming conventional. (more...)

COMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary SeasonCOMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced plans for the company's 25th Anniversary season that includes performances at the Leo K. Theatre, the return of directors Jeff Steitzer, David Quicksall, and Victor Pappas, and the mainstage directing debuts of Jane Nichols and Vanessa Miller (more...)

Justin Guarini to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's COMPANY, Directed by Hunter FosterJustin Guarini to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's COMPANY, Directed by Hunter Foster
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Justin Guarini - the breakout star of AMERICAN IDOL and several Broadway musicals and plays - will return to Bucks County Playhouse as Bobby in COMPANY, May 29-June 21. (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast SetTonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Park Square's 2015-16 Theatre Season Features Two World PremieresPark Square's 2015-16 Theatre Season Features Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Midway through its first season producing on two stages, Park Square Theatre shows no sign of slowing down with its 2015-2016 theatre season. In addition to a range of area and regional premieres, the company is commissioning two brand new works - one for each stage - from Joel Sass (Great Expectations) and Christina Ham and Regina Marie Williams (Nina Simone: Four Women). The line-up also includes the first Midwest licensed production of an ingenious miniature musical that will delight mystery lovers, two family-friendly holiday treats, and new productions by two of Park Square's Theatres in Residence, Sandbox Theatre and Theatre Pro Rata. The season will conclude with a flash of mature flesh as nine leading actresses bare all in Calendar Girls by Tom Firth. (more...)

TUTS Underground Sets Cast of LMNOPTUTS Underground Sets Cast of LMNOP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

TUTS Underground, in association with Third Coast Creative, presents LMNOP - A New Muzical, April 7 - 19 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Chaos arises when letters begin to fall from a town monument and government officials ban them one by one. The community depends on the strength of a determined teenage girl to fight for their freedom of speech. This unique musical is part romance, part clever word game and part adult fable that reminds us of how precious our liberties are and how important it is to have the courage to stand up for what we believe. (more...)

Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The New Ohio Theatre + Hard Sparks present: R & J & Z, written by Melody Bates and directed by Joan Jubett, running April 1 - 18 at the New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. to Join TN Shakespeare Company in the ClassroomMayor AC Wharton, Jr. to Join TN Shakespeare Company in the Classroom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. announced today he will observe first-hand Tennessee Shakespeare Company teaching and playing its Romeo and Juliet Project with 100 ninth graders in four simultaneous sessions at East High School on Monday, March 23 at 9:00 am. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPICColumbia Stages to Present GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Power. Lust. Friendship. Legacy. What matters in a human life? Gilgamesh, the larger-than-life King, travels to the end of the world to find out. Based on the epic from Mesopotamia, one of the oldest pieces of literature known to us today, GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPIC is a coming of age story depicting Man's breakthrough into Consciousness, told in the form of an original epic musical experience with a live band. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 SeasonALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

Jeffrey Siegel to Bring 'KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS' to Harris Center, 4/16Jeffrey Siegel to Bring 'KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS' to Harris Center, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world's great orchestras, collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time, and his ongoing series of Keyboard Conversations flourish in numerous American cities. Harris Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome Mr. Siegel back for yet another of his Keyboard Conversations, concerts with lively commentary. (more...)

Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & MoreNashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately online at www.nashvilleopera.org, or directly from the Nashville Opera's Box Office by calling (615) 832-5242. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Play Grand Theater, 4/30-5/16WEST SIDE STORY to Play Grand Theater, 4/30-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Grand Theater and the Road Company are excited to present the romantic tragedy that changed the face of musical theater: West Side Story. The classic tale of courtship, love, and revenge runs from April 30 - May 16, 2015 (Thursdays at 7pm; Friday and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm) and tickets range from $22-$25 with discounts for seniors, students and groups. Performances are in the Grand Theatre, located at 405 S. Main Street, Williamstown, NJ. Tickets are available at www.roadcompany.com or 856-728-2120. Please see the Fact Sheet below for more details. (more...)

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