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...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Speakeasy: John and Jane's Adventures in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi. (more...)

Rosalie Coffelt Shares THE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES OF RICKY, JJ, AND WILLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Author Rosalie Coffelt decided to put to paper some of the stories she tells her great-grandchildren and pass on some of the important values she believes in like faith, family, love and friendship. 'The Mountain Adventures of Ricky, JJ, and Willie' (published by Xlibris) is intended to demonstrate these values to children in an entertaining and interesting way. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present CARNIVAL, 1/22-2/28
by Carol Kassie - Jan 5, 2016

 Acclaimed for its 'magic', 'simplicity', and 'compassion', Carnival blends music, comedy, and pathos into what has been referred to as 'America's Magical Musical'.  Carnival will open at Margate's Stage Door Theatre on January 22nd and run through February 28th.  (more...)

Grammy Winner Mister G to Play Family Concert at Jewish Museum, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Mister G, winner of the 2015 Latin Grammy Award for Best Children's Album, will perform a concert for families at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, January 31 at 11:30am.  Spanning genres from bluegrass and bossa nova to funk and folk, Mister G has been called a "kid-friendly bilingual rock star" by The Washington Post, and People Magazine declared his dynamic music "irresistible."  He will perform hits from albums such as his Grammy-winning Los Animales and Mitzvah Bus, a new collection of 14 original Jewish songs for children in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish. (more...)

Watch: BRADLEY COLE, THE MOVIE MUSICAL Unveils 'Famous' Opening Number
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

New musicals are now more available than ever, and especially now with the release of the opening number, titled 'Famous,' from BRADLEY COLE, THE MOVIE MUSICAL, out online today. Check it out below! (more...)

Ladies of Theatre: Artist Kendyll Romine Drawing 366 Female Musical Theatre Characters in 2016
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

The Savannah College of Art and Design student posts one portrait every day. (more...)

Vered and the Babes Family Concert Set for Jewish Museum, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Vered and the Babes will star in a hip concert for families at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, February 21 at 11:30 am. The band, featuring Vered Benhorin with Rob Jost and Matt Hilgenberg, performs funny, poignant, and upbeat melodies, reminiscent of doo-wop, from their hit albums Good Morning My Love, praised by the Parents' Choice Foundation as having "warmth enough to melt the polar ice cap." Vered and the Babes play a variety of instruments, ranging from French horn and trumpet to pots and pans, with kids and parents alike jumping and singing along. The concert program includes songs geared to helping new parents bond with their babies as well as tunes for children up to age 6. (more...)

Rosalie Coffelt Shares Three Friend's Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Author Rosalie Coffelt not only tells her beloved grandchildren stories but she also makes sure that the tale she imparts to them are suffused with lessons they can adapt in life. By sharing the The Mountain Adventures of Ricky, JJ, and Willie' (published by Xlibris), she is able to stress the importance of love towards others, sharing and learning how to get along with everyone in their lives. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Taps Broadway Producer, Lincoln Center Exec Kara Medoff Barnett as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Broadway producer and former Lincoln Center executive Kara Medoff Barnett has been appointed as American Ballet Theatre's Executive Director, effective February 16, 2016. The announcement was made today by Donald Kramer, Chairman of The Board of Governing Trustees at ABT. (more...)

David Weinstone and The Music for Aardvarks Band to Play Family Concert at Jewish Museum, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

David Weinstone and The Music for Aardvarks Band will perform two concerts for kids at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, February 7 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Families will hear favorite songs celebrating being a kid in New York City such as City Kid, Taxi, Jack Hammer Joe and Modern Art. David Weinstone, founder of Music for Aardvarks, explains, 'our shows are rockin', and we try to have as much audience participation as possible. We've even had kids come up on stage with us to sing or dance.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2016
by - Jan 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Paper Bag Players Theater to Host Workshop & Performances at Jewish Museum, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Paper Bag Players, celebrating their 57th year of bringing original, contemporary musical theater to kids, return to the Jewish Museum on Sunday, March 13 with two performances of Pop-Pop-Popcorn, at 11:30 am and 2pm; and Become a Paper Bag Player, a special behind-the-scenes workshop at 10:30am. (more...)

National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (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...)

Production Underway for Season 2 of Starz's BLUNT TALK; Lesley Ann Warren Joins Cast
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The STARZ Original series "Blunt Talk" began production in Los Angeles on the 10-episode second season of the half-hour scripted comedy series from Media Rights Capital (MRC) and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Tristram Shapeero, and Stephanie Davis. (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...)

'You're In The Band!'; Search For U.K. SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids Begins
by Michael Dale - Dec 28, 2015

Because of U.K. performance regulations, the West End production of the Broadway hit will require at least three times as many kid actors. (more...)

Rodney Napier -- Announces Granted Wish Surpasses 500 Wishes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2015

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National Theatre CORIOLANUS Jan 8, 2016 & LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Jan 28, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

National Theatre Live's 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus returns to select cinemas in HD by popular demand. AAA Northeast at The Playhouse: Live in HD Series will present Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge on Friday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Sierra Boggess Speaks Up On Social Media, Arts Education and Being A Woman In Theatre
by Michael Dale - Dec 22, 2015

She plays the repressed Principal Mullins on stage but in a fascinating interview the SCHOOL OF ROCK star opens up about being a woman working in today's theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Juilliard's Dance Division Delivers a Professional Performance from the Classes of 2016-2019
by Marsha Volgyi - Dec 21, 2015

The dancers of The Juilliard School--Class of 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 performed New Dances: Edition 2015. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

JANUARY 2016 OPERA Siegfried By Richard Wagner *COC PRODUCTION* Wagner's epic drama Siegfried returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this winter in an acclaimed COC production from Canadian director François Girard. In the third instalment of the Ring Cycle, Siegfried's heroic journey reveals the minds of gods and mortals in a story of greed, fear and self-discovery. Superstar soprano Christine Goerke makes a highly anticipated return as the mighty Valkyrie Brünnhilde and acclaimed German tenor Stefan Vinke makes his COC debut in the title role. COC Music Director Johannes Debus leads the orchestra through Wagner's masterful score.  Seven performances: January 23, 27, 30 (4:30 p.m.), February 2, 5, 11 and 14 (2 p.m.), 2016.  All performances begin at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.  *Please note early start time* (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Return to Broadway with SCHOOL OF ROCK and More
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2015

With a Broadway and West End career of over four decades, Andrew Lloyd Webber's scores remain classics in musical theatre history. Now, he makes his return to the Great White Way with SCHOOL OF ROCK the musical. Below, watch the legend open up about his theatre experience, musical inspiration, and more! (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Marjorie Lord Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that actress Marjorie Lord has died. Best known for her starring role on the television series MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY, Lord passed away on November 28, 2015 in her Beverly Hills home of natural causes. (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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