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Virginia Theatre (New York, NY)
245 W. 52nd St.

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Musica Viva to Open 39th Season with COLLA VOCE at All Souls Church
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Soloists from Musica Viva, the Aeolus String Quartet and Musica Viva Artistic Director and pianist Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez are featured in Colla Voce, a program of vocal chamber music, on Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church, opening Musica Viva's 39th season. (more...)

Farm Aid Partners With Legends Hospitality to Serve HOMEGROWN Concessions' at Farm Aid 2016 at Jiffy Lube Live Sept. 17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

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Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Stage BIOGRAPHY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is proud to present S. N. Behrman's comedy, 'Biography,' during an election year. Behrman, a playwright, screenwriter, and contributor to 'The New Yorker,' based the fascinating character of Marion on real-life painter and free-thinker, Neysa McMein. She also appears in Thomas Wolfe's 'You Can't Go Home Again,' thinly disguised under another pseudonym. (more...)

Shenandoah Conservatory Presents: SPRING AWAKENING
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 29, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory's production of Spring Awakening runs this weekend only, from Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. Stephen Sater and Duncan Sheik's Tony award-winning musical led by two Broadway veterans and now Shenandoah educators: Kevin Covert (Direction and Choreography) and Rick Edinger (Music Direction). (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Co. Presents A Searing Tragedy of Love - MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

When your love story is built on danger, it can only end badly. Seattle Shakespeare Company will present Medea by Euripides at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. Kelly Kitchens directs this searing Greek tragedy featuring choreography by Donald Byrd October 18-November 13, 2016. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

Wandering Bark Theatre Company Presents HEDDA (GABLER)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Ibsen's simmering, shimmering tale of a woman too large for her destiny gets a fresh adaptation, streamlined into a gilded juggernaut of secrecy and manipulation. Wandering Bark creates a collision of past and present to build a Hedda where the story's the same, but the devil's in the details. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger Stars in THE LITTLE FOXES, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs tonight, September 23, through October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Stage BIOGRAPHY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is proud to present S. N. Behrman's comedy, 'Biography,' during an election year. Behrman, a playwright, screenwriter, and contributor to 'The New Yorker,' based the fascinating character of Marion on real-life painter and free-thinker, Neysa McMein. She also appears in Thomas Wolfe's 'You Can't Go Home Again,' thinly disguised under another pseudonym. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - New Musical: Come From Away
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 21, 2016

This production is a perfect example of why I am enamored with Theatre and Art, and why I am proud to be part of this community. The show not only shared a historical event but gifted us with sharing the power of empathy. The love and selflessness the citizens of Gander and Newfoundland had for all of the foreign travelers is astonishing. The locals 'took in' and fed 6,579 stranded passengers, which was half the size of the town's population. (more...)

New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

A century's worth of treasures emerge from the shadows of both memory and history in this new CD, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS, out on digital Sept. 2 and physical CD on Sept. 9, 2016. (more...)

Wandering Bark Theatre Company Presents HEDDA (GABLER)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ibsen's simmering, shimmering tale of a woman too large for her destiny gets a fresh adaptation, streamlined into a gilded juggernaut of secrecy and manipulation. Wandering Bark creates a collision of past and present to build a Hedda where the story's the same, but the devil's in the details. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 16, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia will be mounting the award-winning rock musical: SPRING AWAKENING this September, directed by Broadway veteran and new musical theatre program coordinator Kevin Covert. I was lucky enough to sit down with Kevin, hear about his experience at Shenandoah so far and learn about his process working on the rock musical with current theatre students. (more...)

THE GULF World Premiere Starts Tonight at Signature Theatre in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Wake Up And Smell The Pierogies On National Pierogy Day
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Move over pumpkin spice, there's another food trend in town: pierogies. That's right; October 8 th marks the eighth annual National Pierogy Day. You can bet pierogy lovers across the country will be celebrating by enjoying the delicious combination of creamy whipped potatoes and other flavorful ingredients like aged cheddar cheese folded into a pasta shell. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emma Benson of Popular Web Series: THE DREAM TEAM
by Christopher Castanho - Oct 7, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory students have been creating a lot of their own art and content, one of the most successful projects is a web series called The Dream Team. Created by two theatre students, the original series tells the story of a class of theatre majors, living out their first year of college at the fictional Betsey Bell Conservatory. Founded in October of 2015, the show has garnered more than 8,000 views on YouTube, over 150 subscribers, and upwards of 300 FaceBook likes. I was lucky enough to connect with the show's co-creator and star Emma Benson, a third year Musical Theatre student at Shenandoah and hear about what's in store for Season 2. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Andrew Burrill - Oct 5, 2016

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory, a brilliant and commanding journey that engages from beginning to end. (more...)

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...)

Gorilla Tango Theatre Company to Present MALEFACTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Choices, Background, Diversity, Social Injustices and Female Strength are all explored with the Midwest premiere of new play Malefactions, by New York playwright Matt Minnicino. The show will open on October 20th at 7pm at Gorilla Tango Theatre Company 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60647. Performances will be October 20, 21, 26, 27 at 7pm and October 22 and 30 at pm. Tickets are $15; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatango.com.  (more...)

Musica Viva NY to Present Bach-Focused HEROES AND DRAGONS This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir of thirty professionals and highly skilled volunteers dedicated to creating imaginative programs that offer joy, solace, renewal and inspiration in a busy world-presents Heroes and Dragons: J.S. Bach and the Epic Cantata on Sunday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church.  (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Co. Presents A Searing Tragedy of Love - MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

When your love story is built on danger, it can only end badly. Seattle Shakespeare Company will present Medea by Euripides at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. Kelly Kitchens directs this searing Greek tragedy featuring choreography by Donald Byrd October 18-November 13, 2016. (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

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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...)

United Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERS
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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)


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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...)

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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