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Ridgefield Playhouse Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service. Considered one of the most iconic musicals ever written, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' includes legendary hits such as 'Everything's Alright,' 'I Don't Know How To Love Him,' and 'Gethsemane.' This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production and is produced by ACT of Connecticut. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Announces Final Weeks at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, today announced that SHEAR MADNESS will begin its LAST WEEKS as New York's favorite comedy whodunit.  (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings.  The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9. Conducted by Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings. The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Extends Breaking Record 11-week Run in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Now playing in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre, 'Shear Madness' will extend its nearly sold out run to April 2nd, setting an 11-week record for the theatre. And for its final week, Florida Rep welcomes Lisa McMillan to the cast, who is currently appearing in the New York production. (more...)

SAKL Reports Early Ticket Sales of $1.162M
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Nassau County Museum Of Art Presents HALSTON STYLE, 3/25-7/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the American fashion designer Halston will be presented at Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York from Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, July 9, 2017. (more...)

World Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Executive Artistic Director; Nora Chester & Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Associate Artistic Directors) is proud to continue the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Dramatists Guild Fund's Salon with Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2017

Tony-, Grammy-, and Olivier-Award-winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family) was featured in an exclusive Q-and-A on Monday March 6, at a Salon hosted by the Dramatists Guild Fund. The Salon was led by DGF's President, Andrew Lippa.  (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup - 57 World Premieres, 40% Women Directed, Sports Themes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world premieres. The selected shorts, 40% of which were directed by women, and include filmmakers from every corner of the globe, were curated from a record 4,385 submissions. They will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, consisting of five narrative, four documentary, and, for the second year, one animated program. In addition, there is the Sports Shorts program as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts program, sponsored by Nutella Originals, is a part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 19-30. (more...)

Georgia State University Reduced Summer Melt 21.4% and Increased Enrollment 3.9% Using the AdmitHub Virtual Assistant
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

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Remy Bumppo Announces 2017-18 Season TRUTH BE TOLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company will explore complex relationships with truth, lies, and everything in between in its 21st season, 'Truth Be Told." (more...)

BWW Review: Chemistry Galore from Yoncheva and Fabiano in Met's TRAVIATA
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 6, 2017

Don't ever underestimate the importance of chemistry when it comes to pulling off an opera performance--and there was animal magnetism galore in the Met's revival of its Willy Decker production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA. From the moment tenor Michael Fabiano came on stage, at Friday's performance of LA TRAVIATA at the Met, everyone perked up--even the evening's Violetta, Sonya Yoncheva, who had already been giving a strong performance as Verdi's “Lost One,” suddenly seemed to have a gleam in her eye that wasn't present before. (more...)

Reba, Brooks & Dunn Wrap Another Sold-Out Run at the Colosseum Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Last Saturday, March 4, country music superstars Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn wrapped yet another run of sold-out shows of their hit residency  "Together in Vegas" at  The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.  Since the highly-anticipated opening in June 2015, "REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas" has performed 45 shows.  Solidified as the longest running country music residency ever at the venue, the trio will next return this summer on June 21, 2017 to kick off their third consecutive year as Colosseum headliners.    (more...)

Gen-Xer Becca C. Kidwell to Confront Midlife in A SONG & ITS GIRL at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Becca C. Kidwell sings of her Gen-X midlife exploration in her new cabaret act, 'A Song & Its Girl' on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 4:30pm at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Stages Acidic Satire THE HOUSE OF YES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Subtitled "A Suburban Jacobean Play," MacLeod's shocking The House of Yes is most famous for being a critically acclaimed indie film starring Parker Posey. Custom Made proudly presents a new look at this modern classic. Directed by Stuart Bousel (Grey Gardens, the Musical) and featuring Caitlin Evenson, Shelley Lynn Johnson*, Elliot Lieberman, Juliana Lustenader*, and Casey Robbins. The House of Yes runs March 30 - April 29 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW - Mar 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/05/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

US Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.  Ben Vereen's performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. In this special evening, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa,  you will take a whirlwind trip through Vereen's career and favorite songs - including numbers from Pippin (for which he won the Tony Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar, interspersed with loving and sometimes hilarious anecdotes about some of the Broadway greats he has worked with.  The night winds its way through various autobiographically-inspired segments.  Media sponsor for this special event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Paul Anka Celebrates 60 Years of Hits – His Way at The Ridgefield Playhouse 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

After a sold-out 2015 performance, Paul Anka makes his triumphant return to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage!  In this brand new show, Paul Anka Celebrates 60 Years of Hits - His Way!  The prolific singer, songwriter and music icon is best known for his chart-topping hits "Diana," "You Are My Destiny," "Lonely Boy," "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," "Having My Baby," "Puppy Love" - the list goes on and on. Not just memories, but milestones, Paul Anka's hits defined generations of pop.  Paul Anka will sing his way through the decades on Thursday, May 18 at 8 p.m. as part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.  Paul Anka's live performances are energetic and lively, as he serenades his audiences and shows what a true showman he is! Don't miss this rare chance to experience one of music's greatest entertainers in an intimate setting. (more...)

UNDER THE STREETLAMP featuring Former Cast Members of "Jersey Boys" and Other Hit Broadway Musicals to Play The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 Under the Streetlamp is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a live, one-night-only performance on Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa.  Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "JERSEY BOYS," Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Also part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity, the show is a flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs.  Media sponsor for the event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music & Live at Lynn Theatre Series Collaborate to Present BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, and producer Jan McArt, director of Lynn's theatre arts program development, today announced the upcoming collaborative concert of a Broadway classic, Brigadoon, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Hunter East Harlem Gallery Launches THE INCOHERENTS SALON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Hunter East Harlem Gallery launches The Incoherents Salon, a mise-en-scene produced by the artists Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder inspired by the protomodern French artistic movement, Les Arts Incoherents. (more...)

Milagro Presents World Premiere of Spanish Language Play: OYE OYA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Milagro presents the World Premiere of Óye Oya  Book by Rebecca Martinez, based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, Music and Lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega, Directed by Estefania Fadul (more...)

Angelica Page's TURNING PAGE to Play Final Shows at Dixon Place This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) will present the final two performances of Angelica Page's highly-acclaimed solo show Turning Pageon Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, April 8 at 2 PM. (more...)

Celebrate St George's Day with St George's Hall and L'Orchestra Dell'Arte
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Celebrate St George's Day in style in the beautiful surroundings of St George's Hall as they welcome back their sensational orchestra in residence L'Orchestra dell'Arte who return on Sunday 23rd April. (more...)

Teenage Piano Prodigy Ethan Bortnick Brings A Night of Pop Hits, Broadway Showtunes and More to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The true definition of a musical prodigy, 16-year old Ethan Bortnick discovered he had the uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back verbatim when he first started learning the piano at the tender age of three. Nowadays rubbing shoulders with Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey!  Ethan Bortnick also holds the Guinness World Record for 'The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour'.  His latest tour will make a stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Ethan Bortnick performs on Saturday, April 8th at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Rivendell to Premiere Stage Adaptation of Margaret Atwood's ALIAS GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Blackmer, and directed by RTE Co-Founder Karen Kessler. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 22, 2017

It's a hot summer weekend in Washington Heights, brought to Lancaster complete with an electric blackout. Anything can happen in the barrio, and it does. (more...)

Contemporary Ballet Choreographer Cherylyn Lavagnino To Present GENDER SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cherylyn Lavagnino, Artistic Director of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, will present a new, combination choreographic work, "Gender Shifts," at 92Y's DIG DANCE Moving Forward: Women Ballet Choreographers East and West, on Friday, April 28 at 8pm, in the historic Buttenwieser Hall. Five female East/West choreographers will come together that evening to present a singular program of new dances and revivals.  (more...)

Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series to Present TENORS UNLIMITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series will present one more show this season. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Play 'Dr. Epic' in TARA TREMENDOUS THE MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Stop the presses! Alert the media! The search for an actor to play super villain and self-proclaimed 'genius of the world' - Dr. Epic - has finally come to an end: Wonkybot Studios has announced Broadway actor and CT Critics Circle Award winner Brian Charles Rooney has joined the cast of the Tara Tremendous The Musical concert performance at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Concludes 2016-17 Season with 13 Musical Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 13 musical performances during April and May 2017. (more...)

Jose Ramon Mendez Up Next for 6 @ 6 Series at Yamaha Artists Piano Salon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

6@6 at Yamaha Solo Piano Series presents Jose Ramon Mendez in concert on Tuesday, March 28 @ 6:00 PM, as the second program of their 2017 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at Yamaha Artists Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 54th street), 3rd floor in Manhattan. (more...)

Pen Parentis to Examine Love at Next Literary Salon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The celebratory 15th season of Pen Parentis Literary Salons continues with ASPECTS OF LOVE: featuring internationally bestselling romance novelist Jennifer Probst, the edgy literary novelist Marcy Dermansky, and the inimitable John Reed, whose poems, fiction and essays blend into such uncategorizable forms, two of his books have been called "stunts." (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

Lea Salonga Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Lea Salonga has thrilled audiences worldwide as a Disney princess - Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan and Mulan II) in the Disney animated classics, and has toured in the title role of the enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale Cinderella. On stage, she has starred on Broadway in Les Miserables and created the role of Kim in Miss Saigon - for which she won a Tony Award. (more...)

JITNEY's Keith Randolph Smith to Lead Reading of Marcus Gardley's 'A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Acting Company will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with the first New York City reading of Marcus Gardley's Atlanta-based reinvention of Moliere, A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes: Or, The Gospel of Tartuffe on Monday, March 20th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY.  (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces Cast for Concert of Broadway Classic, BRIGADOON, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, and producer Jan McArt, director of Lynn's theatre arts program development, today announced the lead performers for this weekend's collaborative concert of a Broadway classic, Brigadoon, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Seattle Playwrights Salon Presents YESTERDAY'S KISSES TOMORROW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Seattle Playwrights Salon presents a staged reading of Yesterday's Kisses Tomorrow by John Ruoff on Friday April 14th at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory, 5813 Airport Way South. Admission is free! Beer, wine, cider, expresso, and snacks available for purchase before the show and during intermission. (more...)

Photo Flash: Journey of the Blonde Demi God - THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Kristin Stokes Brightens Her Look
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has received an amazing response from the fans of the series - but they have pointed out that the show's 'Annabeth', played by Kristin Stokes, was not a blonde. So with the help of Amy Schiappa of Fringe Salon, 'Annabeth' will have a lighter look for the show's first performance on March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Scroll down for photos of Stokes at the Salon! (more...)

New Works at Jewish Women's Theatre Explore Lingering Impact of Spanish Inquisition on Today's Sephardic Jews
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Although the Spanish Inquisition took place over 700 years ago, the repercussions remain and are the subject of a new Salon-style play produced by Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT), opening Saturday, March 18 and running for two weeks at locations throughout the Southland. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens IN THE HEIGHTS and Adds Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

 The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre adds five performances to the existing run of In The Heights as presales break records. Added performances include Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 3 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm. In The Heights must close April 4. (more...)

Chris Wells' New Show IT WILL ALL WORK OUT Set for Dixon Place This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of Chris Wells' new show IT WILL ALL WORK OUT on Friday, April 14th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

THE WHO Announces Las Vegas Residency at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

THE WHO announced today that they will launch their exclusive Las Vegas residency this summer at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning July 29, 2017. (more...)

GeekPark 'China Gathering' Brings Chinese Tech Innovation to SXSW 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

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Contestant Team Search Announced to Compete in Return of FEAR FACTOR
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Endemol Shine North America, in association with The Casting Duo, are once again giving adventurous, competitive teams of two the chance to face their fears and compete for up to $50,000. (more...)

Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris Announces Better-with-a-friend Discount for June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Now in its seventh year, the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris draws on the café and Salon model that evoked creativity in author Ernest Hemingway and his friends, finding inspiration in camaraderie. To encourage that spirit of creative sharing, the six-day combination writing workshop and literary tourism experience held annually in Paris, France, has announced a new 'better-with-a-friend referral discount' for its June 11-16, 2017, session, offering $250 off the $1,999 tuition for a friend referred by a Left Bank Writers Retreat attendee - and $250 off for the writer who does the referring. (more...)

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