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Virginia Theatre (New York, NY)
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Photo Coverage: Jenene Caramielo Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 31, 2016

Singer/entertainer Jenene Caramielo brought her thrilling voice to Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Jenene graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory, in Virginia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. She studied private voice, dance and acting as well as piano and improvisation. After college she started working in different regional theaters in Virginia and Florida. With a thirst to travel she continued her career as the headliner on different cruise lines such as Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and most recently she performed as a guest entertainer on a 2013 world tour with Princess Cruises where she sang her way through Australia to the middle east and Italy. (more...)

American Modern Ensemble Is Joined by Duo Scorpio for the Opening of Its 2016-17 Season at Chelsea's The Cell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

American Modern Ensemble, the critically-acclaimed new music group praised by The New York Times as "simply first-rate," opens its 2016-17 season joined by the harp duo Duo Scorpio at The Cell in Chelsea on Friday, November 18: a concert of harp-centric music ranging from a 1949 piece by the maverick Lou Harrison to three works written in the past five years by two young leading-edge composers, Robert Paterson and Andy Akiho. The concert is AME's annual fundraising event, featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Celec of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Shenandoah University
by Christopher Castanho - Nov 9, 2016

In October of 1998 Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old University student was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die on a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The reason for his killing: he was gay. One of the first murders to be labeled a hate crime, it brought attention the lack of 'hate crime protection' several states possessed. Five weeks after his death, Moises Kaufman and other members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and interviewed its citizens for a whole year after the event. This is the true story of how residents in Laramie, Wyoming reacted to the murder of Matthew Shepard. (more...)

Shenandoah Terrace Brings Unrivaled Memory Care to New Market
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016


High School Seniors to Compete in Teen Actor Awards Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Teen Actor Awards is the biggest teen acting competition ever produced! The competition is designed for all high school acting students, a Senior Division for high school seniors and Junior Division for high school freshman, sophomores and juniors. Once a student enters the competition, they receive the book, 'Winning Your Acting Audition' by master acting teacher, Larry Silverberg. They also get an online workshop with Larry, 'The Seven Keys to Winning your Acting Audition' where he helps students prepare for the Competition. Students choose from six monologues to use as their entry as we guide them through the process of creating a successful self-taped audition. Winners will be announced on February 15, 2017. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - Number 143
by Christopher Castanho - Nov 3, 2016

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend a pre-screening audition at the Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) in Norfolk, VA. The audition determinates your eligibility to take part in the South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC), where you are able to audition for hundreds of theatre companies. I'm tryna #book summer stock theatre this summer, so here's hoping I get passed through to SETC. (more...)

Acting Teacher Studio Produces "Teen Actor Awards", The World's Largest Teen Acting Competition.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Acting Teacher Studio Produces 'Teen Actor Awards', The World's Largest Teen Acting Competition. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presents Soul of Pulchritude: A Night with Stephen Salters a one night only Benefit Boston concert from an internationally renowned baritone. Stephen Salters and Randolph Fuller are proud to partner with Union United Methodist Church for their 'Called to Serve' Campaign!  The updated program will be as follows: (more...)

Good Theater to Present 13th Edition of BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The thirteenth edition of the Broadway at Good Theater concerts will be presented November 30 - December 4 for six performances.  This year will be a tribute to Broadway of the 1970s.    (more...)

Mark Hopkins Releases 'The Wounds of War: A Sequel to 'Journey to Gettysburg'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Dr. Mark Hopkins, is an accomplished columnist, as well as educator and has completed his new book 'The Wounds of War: A Sequel to 'Journey to Gettysburg'' a gripping historical tale of a Quaker family living in a community in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Although, philosophically opposed to war, the Mason family endures the hardships associated with the post Civil War economy in the South. It is a historical tale of triumph and endurance. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR Set for DivaFest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

DivaFest 2017 will present the Midwest Premiere of the award-winning solo play, HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie. (more...)

Joel Zwick Directs Disney's Christy Carlson Romano in New Comedy THE FURNITURE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Ventura County audiences will get the first look at a new comedy for grown ups by Disney Channel show runner Marc Warren (Even Stevens, Full House). Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) directs four performances of The Furniture, a dark comedy about the ways we hurt the ones we love, April 21 – April 23 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 21, 2017

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After returning to his alma mater for an afternoon to teach a choreography masterclass, I was lucky enough to sit down with the performer and hear about his experience being on tour with such a big Broadway hit. (more...)

Musica Viva NY to Present AN ELEGY FOR ALL HUMANITY at All Souls Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Musica Viva NY, led by Artistic Director Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, closes its 2016-2017 season on Sunday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church with An Elegy for All Humanity, featuring a performance of Brahms' German-language masterpiece, Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) in a rarely heard chamber ensemble arrangement by Joachim Linckelmann with the Musica Viva NY choir and soloists soprano Devony Smith and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel. (more...)

New Exhibition to Feature Original Works by Comic Book Artist Alex Ross
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

'Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross'-a new exhibition featuring the work of one of the world's greatest comic book artists-will be on view at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) from February 11 through May 14, 2017. (more...)

MEDIA ALERT: Azul Systems Live Webinar -- The Future of Garbage Collection in Java
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017


Emmy Nominated Soap Veteran Robert Newman Returns to PERFECT CRIME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, will be returning to the cast of the longest running play in NYC History, Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME. Mr. Newman will return to the role of Inspector Asher -March 13 through April 9 - a role he took on in another limited engagement in July of 2014. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Announces New Fundraising Opportunity For Local Non-Profit Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a new initiative aimed at helping area non-profit organizations raise funds. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

BWW Feature: THE DREAM TEAM Returns For Season 2 Episode 2
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 8, 2017

Shenandoah Conservatory's popular web series The Dream Team returns for a second episode this past week. Picking up where we left off: we follow all of the kooky and familiar faces, like Freya Falkenstein's Nora and Emma Benson's eccentric Sierra Farris, but also discover new characters, like Will Westray's Chad. Set at the big Halloween party of the year, things are bound to get a little crazy. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2017
by - Jan 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Mid-Atlantic Applebee's Celebrate Valentine's Day with $2.14 Appetizers and Desserts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

This Valentine's Day, 66 Applebee's throughout Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are inviting everyone to share the love by giving guests a sweet deal made for two. On Tuesday, February 14, with the purchase of two full price entrées, guests will receive an appetizer and/or dessert for only $2.14 each*. (more...)

BWW Preview: Connecticut Theater - January's Top Hits
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 3, 2017

What's Coming Up in Connecticut Theater? January's TOP PICKS by @LaurenYarger (more...)

BWW Blog: Knock That College Audition Out Of The Park!
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 26, 2017

Are you or your child auditioning for a college Musical Theatre program and have some questions? NEVER FEAR- It is I: Christopher, a current senior Musical Theatre student at Shenandoah Conservatory, here to help the college audition process go as smoothly as possible! (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017


PB POETRY FESTIVAL Launches 'Fishy Tales Poetry Contest' with Delray Beach Historical Society
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, has announced the Fish Tales Poetry Contest. To enter, local writers are encouraged to submit up to 30 lines of original poetry inspired by one of 10 designated photographs that are part of the Fish Tales exhibit now running at the Delray Beach Historical Society, located at 3 NE 1st Street. (more...)

ARABIAN NIGHTS Presented by The Shenandoah Valley Governor's School Opens this Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The transformative power of storytelling lies at the heart of Arabian Nights as the clever and imaginative Sharhazad enchants King Shahrayar with stories for a thousand and one nights to stave off her execution and protect the other young women of the city. (more...)

BWW Interview: Julia Hoffmann Is Swinging Across The Country in ONCE
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 12, 2017

Julia Hoffmann is currently swinging her way across the United States in the national tour of 'Once' understudying Girl, Ex-Girlfriend, and Reza. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, the Tony Award-winning musical 'Once' shares the story of how music not only composes melodies but also love between different people from around the globe. With an incredible score by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and book by Enda Walsh, audiences have been falling (slowly) in love with this beautiful and honest production since its first performance on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

BWW Interview: CAST of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Feb 9, 2017

BWW Interviews Cast of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Fulton Theatre now through February 19, 2017, under the direction of Marc Robin. (more...)

Musica Viva NY Presents VOICES IN MOTION, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

 Musica Viva NY, led by Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, presents Voices in Motion--a program celebrating vibrant and inspirational choral works, including Tomas Luis de Victoria's timeless late-renaissance motet O Vos Omnes from Tenebrae Responsories, and Dvo?ak's Goin' Home, arranged by William Arms Fisher, part of the New York Philharmonic's 175th anniversary New World Initiative--on Sunday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church.  (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon Present A Tribute to John Denver
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

John Denver was one of the top recording artists of an era. He also was an active and recognized humanitarian and environmentalist. Denver's songs such as "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Rocky Mountain High", "Annie's Song", "Back Home Again" and scores of other beloved melodies were an introspection of love, nature, family, and home. Chris Collins, an award-winning singer/songwriter, who leads the band BoulderCanyon, carries on the musical legacy that John Denver gave to the world. Their tribute makes a stop at the State Theatre on Friday, March 3. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017 - 2018 mainstage season. (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah University's Four Leading Guys & Dolls
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 22, 2017

Winchester, Virginia's very own Shenandoah Conservatory's production of Guys and Dolls runs this weekend only, from Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 27th in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. The boisterous and witty musical is led by Carolyn Coulson (Director), with Rick Edinger (Music Direction), and Jacob Brent (Choreography). I was lucky enough to sit down with four of the show's leading guys and dolls: Taylor Bloom (Sky Masterson), Adia J Seckel (Sarah Brown), Stevie Bovo (Nathan Detroit), and Freya Falkenstein (Miss Adelaide) and hear about their personal experiences working on the Shenandoah production. (more...)

The Many Voices of the Flute The MusicaNova Flute Ensemble to Host Free Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

MusicaNova Orchestra presents the unique sounds of the MusicaNova Flute Ensemble in a free community concert on Sunday, March 25, 3:00 to 4:30 PM at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, 3421 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, at the corner of Hayden and Osborn Roads.  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017


PNC Pops to Welcome Best of Broadway for 'STANDING OVATIONS'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The PNC Pops proves 'there's no business like show business' during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with 'Broadway Standing Ovations' on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Stories of cabin renovation and family bonding while surrounded by the natural beauty of Supin Lick Moutain in Rockingham Country, Virginia are detailed in William B. Pittard III's memoir 'Once Upon a Ridge.' (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to Madeleine George's Precious Little from March 2 - 26, 2017.Precious Little  is directed by Melia Bensussen . The press performance is Monday, March 6 at 7:30PM. Precious Little is a A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. (more...)

Legendary Country Group Shenandoah Announces 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Legendary country group Shenandoah will hit the tour trail in 2017 to commemorate 30 years of their classic sound. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho's 2016 - A Year In Review
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 31, 2016

I'm often a very positive person, being able to see the silver lining of every situation, and do not like to admit or submit to hardships in my life. But to be completely honest, 2016 has been a difficult year. As life can be tumultuous sometimes, it can also be magnificent. Alas, here we are, at the conclusion of our year, and I thought I'd do a little 'Year In Review' of my 2016. (more...)

Tony Nominated Choreographer, Robert Tucker, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

On December 22nd, at 3:30 pacific time, choreographer, Robert Tucker passed away. Mr. Tucker was not only an integral piece of the Broadway community, but a Tony Award nominee for Shenandoah. He was the right hand to Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders and Christopher Castanho present 'Musical Theatre: The Wild Side'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Musical Theatre educator and performer Sheri Sanders is teaming up with young trailblazer Christopher Castanho on a series of articles called 'Musical Theatre: The Wild Side' The pair will talk about 'tricky to discuss, but necessary' social topics through the lens of Student and Teacher in the Musical Theatre community. (more...)

Take Five Concert for Musica Viva NY Features Aeolus Quartet and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Aeolus Quartet and Musica Viva NY Artistic Director and pianist Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez are featured in Take Five-a concert of piano quintets and string quartets to benefit Musica Viva NY's artistic and outreach endeavors-on Sunday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church (Lexington Avenue and 80th Street). (more...)

Creative Cauldron Presents 7th Annual PASSPORT TO THE WORLD Concert Series 1/7- 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Passport to the World Concert Series will be held from January 7th to January 29th, 2017 at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue.  Sponsored by Mark F. Werblood, Esq. and curated by local musicians Lynn Veronneau and Ken Avis (of acclaimed jazz-fusion group VERONNEAU who will kick off the series), The Passport to the World Concert Series treats audiences to musical performances from a broad spectrum of genres: jazz, Latin, Celtic, classical, delta blues, and American folk.  (more...)

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