Nashville-Area Auditions Listings 5/31/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players, directed by Bradley Moore, and Circle Players' Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Jason Lewis. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Launches 2016 Guitar Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This year's Adelaide Guitar Festival epitomises inclusion and access for all lovers of music - taking the beautiful, divergent and diverse sounds of the guitar to the people of South Australia. (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/24/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/17/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Screen NT Live's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will show a film of the National Theatre's production of As You Like It by William Shakespeare on Wednesday, March 16 at 2pm and 7pm in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  This will be the third National Theatre Live screening of Amphibian's 2016 season. (more...)

LGBAC to Honor Stephen Schwartz at Symphony Space; Liz Callaway to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (LGBAC) is set to honor award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz with its 2016 Profile in Leadership Award for his outstanding musical achievements and contributions to the LGBTQ community. (more...)

BWW Review: JUAN SIDDI FLAMENCO SANTA FE– Gitano (Gyspy) Flavors of Steps, Sights, and Sounds
by Marsha Volgyi - Mar 28, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe performed at The Joyce Theater. Earlier in the evening, I spotted three of their dancers a few blocks from the theater. It was quite easy to recognize them as dancers by their bun, make-up, and by their stature. So, I introduced myself and wished them 'merde' (a French word used by dancers for good luck). The three told me that they were excited to perform and explained the history of flamenco, both the music and the choreography. It was a spontaneous and an enlightening encounter-pre-show. While waiting for the performance to begin, I was glad to see that a large group of teens were in attendance. This gives me hope that our youth are still interested in watching live performances rather than relying on social media videos of trivial importance. The previous chance meeting combined with the adolescents in the theater started the night on a positive note for me. (more...)

'Sarah Vaughan Live At Rosy's' Out Today on Resonance Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Resonance Records with the cooperation of National Public Radio (NPR) is proud to announce the release of Sarah Vaughan - Live At Rosy's, New Orleans on March 25th, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: The 51st Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in Review
by David Fick - Mar 23, 2016

The 51st Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town on Sunday night in a ceremony that highlighted the theme of 'new beginnings'. With the main event taking place in the newly refurbished Baxter Theatre, this year's winners all received a newly designed medallion. The evening also aimed to present to the audience of theatre-makers, performers, designers, critics and patrons a fusion of cultures. (more...)

Evening Star Productions to Present MURDERED TO DEATH, 4/15-5/1
by Carol Kassie - Mar 22, 2016

Evening Star Productions will present Peter Gordon's comedic send-up of classic 'whodounnits', Murdered to Death, from April 14th through May 1st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  (There will be a preview performance on April 14th) (more...)

Elizabeth Mitchell to Perform Folk Rock Concert for Families at Jewish Museum, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Two-time Grammy nominee Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower will perform a folk rock concert for families on Sunday, April 10 at 11:30am at the Jewish Museum. Mitchell, a singer and guitarist known for reinterpreting classic folk songs for children and their parents, will be joined by her fourteen-year-old daughter Storey, her husband Daniel Littleton, and special guests Simi Stone and The M Shanghai Stringband. Concert attendees can enjoy cherished folk classics such as You Are My Sunshine and Peace Like a River, as well as soulful originals from Mitchell's most recent album, Turn Turn Turn, her collaboration with Dan Zanes. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK to Make East Coast Debut in Foxboro, MA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Looking for an opportunity to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway hit SCHOOL OF ROCK? While Broadway shows do not typically grant permission to community theatres to perform so quickly after a show opens, The Un-Common Theatre Company is the first East Coast community theatre company to premiere SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, Mass., from April 8th through April 10th. (more...)

Karen Mason to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Karen Mason, the acclaimed star of stage and screen, will make her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut for two performances only - Friday, May 6 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 7 (7 p.m.). - with her one-woman show, Mason's Makin' Music. Mason will perform songs from throughout her extensive career, including "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard, as well as selections from her upcoming CD, including the title song, "It's About Time," written by Shelly Markham and Mason's husband, Paul Rolnick, for marriage equality! Tickets for Karen Mason range in price from $50 - $70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Evening Star Productions & Sol Children Theatre Set 2016-17 Seasons
by Carol Kassie - Mar 10, 2016

Although Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre are just a bit more than midway through their third and fourteenth seasons, both companies - under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Rosalie Grant are deep into preparation for next years' productions. (more...)

BBC Worldwide North America Acquires U.S. Rights to Musical Thriller LONDON ROAD, Starring Tom Hardy
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

BBC Worldwide NORTH AMERICA has acquired the U.S. rights to the musical thriller LONDON ROAD, starring Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and Anita Dobson. (more...)

BBC Worldwide North America Acquires LONDON ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

BBC Worldwide North America has acquired U.S. rights to LONDON ROAD, the film adaptation of the ground-breaking National Theatre play of the same name.  (more...)

BWW Review: ABT's LE CORSAIRE Transcends Time & Space
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 3, 2016

At its best, classical ballet has the ability to utterly transfix, bending the boundaries of what we as human beings think is possible. With every gravity-defying grand jete and blossoming developpe, dancers transform into otherworldly beings, physicalizing that which can't be believed. At the 2016 Spring Season premiere of American Ballet Theatre's Le Corsaire, the company did just this, mesmerizing the audience and showcasing their ability to create a unique world of beauty, unto its own. (more...)

BWW Review: CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH BALLETs 60th Anniversary Celebration
by Melia Kraus-har - Jun 28, 2016

"We're the lucky ones," said Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) CEO Nicholas Ade as he introduced the company's 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Sunoco Theater in the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg on June 25th, 2016. Ade acknowledged the tremendous accomplishment in sustaining a dance institution at such a high level in tribute to Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and the company's national profile. (more...)

New Louis Viljoen Drama THE EMISSARY to Play the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

A new drama from writer-director Louis Viljoen will open at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre tonight. THE EMISSARY will star Emily Child and Andrew Laubscher, with performances of the 55-minute play taking place through 16 July. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Alessandra Ferri Melts Our Hearts in ROMEO AND JULIET
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 24, 2016

Halfway through the bedroom scene (Act III, Scene I) I thought to myself, 'They're playing the music too quickly!' I was wrong. The tempo was fine; it simply felt faster than normal because the dancing was so wonderful. It's to be expected. Alessandra Ferri was guest starring in American Ballet Theatre's production of Kenneth MacMillan's 'Romeo and Juliet' nine years after she'd retired from the company in the same role. (more...)

Sierra Boggess to Exit Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Original company member Sierra Boggess is set to depart Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical with her final performance as Rosalie Mullins on Monday, August 8, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde continues this weekend at Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Rocky Nunzio, with stage manager and producer Spencer Kate and executive producer Maureen Rogers. Click below for highlights from the hilarious production! (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Names New Associate Artists: Rosalie Craig, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Paul Hart, The Watermill's Artistic and Executive Director, has today announced the appointment of five Associate Artists for the West Berkshire producing theatre; George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Rosalie Craig, Johnny Flynn and Tom Attenborough. (more...)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)[REVISED] Comes To Sol Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jun 2, 2016

Evening Star Productions will warp from one classic musical to 37 classical plays when they present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] from June 17th through June 26th at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  (more...)

VIDEO: Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform 'You're In the Band' on TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Alex Brightman and the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK performed the high-energy number 'You're In the Band' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Check out the clip below! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Run 8/5-21 at Sol Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jul 8, 2016

Evening Star Productions, whose recent production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised] received excellent reviews and played to consistently sold out houses will team with Sol Children Theatre and take on The Bard once more when they present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from August 5th through August 21st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese to Rule the School as New Principal in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Just in, Jenn Gambatese will rule the school in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 when she succeeds Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces 2016-17 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2016-2017 concert season. (more...)

The Hills are Alive in Fort Worth with SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, a lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall on August 17-21 as part of a North American tour. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale now! (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016-17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. (more...)

Ben Heppner to Return as Host for Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

When this year's aspiring opera stars take to the stage of Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to compete in the Ensemble Studio Competition at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Centre Stage gala, they'll do so with legendary Canadian tenor and CBC Radio personality Ben Heppner in attendance. (more...)

Lynn University Announces Schedule 2016-17 Live at Lynn Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

BOCA RATON, Florida, July 13, 2016 - Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Polly Stenham's NO QUARTER at Network Theatre
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 15, 2016

Pictures of NO QUARTER by Jamie Scott-Smith (more...)

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE to Play the Baxter in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Henrik Ibsen's all-time classic play, A DOLL'S HOUSE, adapted and directed by one of South Africa's  most exciting young directors, Standard Bank Young Artist winner Christiaan Olwagen, comes to the Baxter Theatre stage for a short season. It will be performed from 15 to 24 March at 8pm with matinees at 2pm and schools performances at 11am. (more...)

The Pop Ups to Perform Family Concert at Jewish Museum, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The acclaimed kids' indie rock duo The Pop Ups will perform a concert for families at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, March 20 at 11:30am. Fresh from appearances on the kids' stages at Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, The Pop Up will perform songs from their new album, Great Pretenders Club, as well as classics from their two Grammy-nominated albums, Radio Jungle and Appetite for Construction. The duo transports family audiences into a world where imagination becomes reality with a fire-stomping rhino, dancing robots, giant insects, live drawing, huge balloons, and a costume party for Purim. This highly interactive show is propelled by dance beats that will catapult both young and old out of their seats. (more...)

Un-Common Theatre Company Will Stage Boston Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Looking for an opportunity to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway hit 'School of Rock'? While Broadway shows do not typically grant permission to community theatres to perform so quickly after a show opens, The Un-Common Theatre Company has the privilege will be the first East Coast community theatre company to premiere 'School of Rock' at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, MA from April 8th through April 10th. For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 or order online at www.schoolofrock.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Over 50 Events to Celebrate Tour of Shakespeare's First Folio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

BWW Review: High Art in Small Places, Part I - A Deliciously Baroque LA CALISTO from Juilliard Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 22, 2016

Grand opera--lavish in scale, setting and voices--certainly has its place, but, oh, the joys of hearing Cavalli and Faustini's bawdy, early baroque charmer LA CALISTO in a theatre with fewer than 100 seats! The Juilliard Opera production not only proved a great showcase for the singers, dancers and instrumentalists involved but for the opera itself, which is still infrequently heard and should be better known. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Screen London's National Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT on 2/28
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

The Peterborough Players' Arts on Screen 2015-2016 Series announces the screening of London's National Theatre production of William Shakespeare's play AS YOU LIKE IT.  The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Sunday, February 28th at 1pm. (more...)

ZIEGFELD'S PUNCH BOWL OF 2016 to Celebrate George Gershwin at Hunter College
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present ZIEGFELD'S PUNCH BOWL OF 2016: A Tribute to George Gershwin on Saturday, February 20th. (more...)

Second Season of XX at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre Sealed with a Kiss
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Sassy dance show XX is back for its second season at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre. This naughty little rendezvous about the most intimate of acts, the kiss, played its first season at the popular Capetonian venue last year.  (more...)

2015 Nominees for the 51st Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The 51st annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards has announced its 2015 nominees, reflecting a rich realm of theatre talent seen on stages throughout the Western Cape. The glamorous awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 20 March, at 18:00 at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and will personify a fusion of cultures, food and Fleur du Cap win (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents Spring Mixed Repertory Program Starting 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

From May 26 - June 5, 2016, Houston Ballet offers up its Spring Mixed Repertory Program. (more...)

New Rust Co-Operative Play SILLAGE to Debut at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

SILLAGE, a new play writted, designed and directed by Penelope Youngleson, will be presented by the Rust Co-Operative at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this May. (more...)

Busy Start to 2016 for Junkets - Junkets10Series Launch, 10th Birthday Celebration, Awards and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

It has been a busy couple of months for Junkets, with the independent publishing company recently holding the Junkets10Series launch along with its tenth birthday party, adding several new titles to its catalogue and celebrating its authors and compilers in awards ceremonies across the country. (more...)

Evening Star Productions & Infinite Abyss to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 5/12-28
by Carol Kassie - Apr 14, 2016

Evening Star Productions, in partnership with Infinite Abyss will present Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show at The Abyss Stage from May 12th through May 28th.  Evening Star Productions' Rosalie Grant, and Abyss Stage's Erynn Dalton will share the directing duties along with Chris Bare as Film Director.  (more...)

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