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For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughterówhich Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours. SOUVENIR, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Faced with her boundless certainty, Cosme comes to revise his attitude, not only towards her singing but to the very meaning of music itself. As the play ends the audience enters her world completely, finding there the beauty she'd heard in her head all along. SOUVENIR is a musical odd-couple for the ages.


Brand-New Staging of THE SECRET GARDEN Coming to Mendham
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Hexagon Players present this magical musical for family audiences in a hauntingly new production featuring outstanding local talent. (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

Wine Just Off The Vine Adds Four New Stops For 2016 Fall Tasting Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail is proud to present its eighth annual Wine Just Off The Vine signature event, with four new wineries joining longtime favorites on a 17-stop tasting tour celebrating the fall harvest. (more...)

Presidential Documents Added to Lion Heart Autographs Auction in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Presidential memorabilia and documents have never been more relevant than during this turbulent election year. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 15-July 8, will feature the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream and the Company Premiere of Ratmansky's Souvenir d'un lieu cher, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.   (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go on Sale in Providence Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10A. Providence's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the PPAC stage for a limited engagement of 3 weeks from Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7P through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1P. The opening night is on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30P. (more...)

Presidential Documents Added to Lion Heart Autographs Auction in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Presidential memorabilia and documents have never been more relevant than during this turbulent election year. (more...)

Pink Martini Releases 'The Butterfly Song' Single; JE DIS OUI! Album Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beloved Oregon-based¬†Pink Martini's new track ¬ďThe Butterfly Song¬Ē premieres on¬†The Huffington Post. Listen/share the song here:¬†bit.ly/2eYVbHa. The song appears on their ninth studio album,¬†Je dis oui, out¬†November 18¬†via¬†Heinz Records. (more...)

Starry Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, tonight, October 21, through November 5, 2016. (more...)

Casper Troopers Material Wanted for Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Fort Caspar Museum will be celebrating sixty years of the Casper Troopers with an exhibit to run in 2017 and 2018.  The Museum has acquired a number of items from the Casper Troopers such as uniforms, flags, and instruments, but they still need items to help show the history of our community's world class drum and bugle corps.  (more...)

Get Your Go Go Go Joseph Package Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

One of the most enduring shows of all time, this lavish international production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Wellington reinvented for a new generation. (more...)

Roxey Ballet to Host TUTUS AND TIARAS Event for Young Dancers 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Does your little one dance around the house pretending to be a ballerina or a toy soldier? Join Roxey Ballet for Tutus & Tiaras, featuring music and dance specifically designed to introduce young children to ballet through storytelling. For each event, the program will focus on a different children's ballet. Young, aspiring dancers will hear a story read by a dancer, learn how dancers tell stories with pantomime, have the opportunity to see and touch the dancers' costumes and pointe shoes, and create a small Souvenir to take home. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

ALADDIN Individual Tickets On Sale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Monday, December 5.  The hit Broadway musical will launch its North American tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre with performances beginning on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.   (more...)

Tuck In With A Tasty Post-Thanksgiving Treat at York Theatre Company's TUNE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The York Theatre Company welcomes a special tasty post-Thanksgiving treat with the November installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time. (more...)

Christmas Village Guide to 2016 Season with New Events, Carousel, Events, Lantern Parade and Vendor List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG will relocate in 2016 and transform Philadelphia's City Hall (1400 JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA Brings Mexico to Bay Area
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 21, 2016

Feliz Navidad! If you're looking for a grand fiesta this holiday season, be sure to see the latest from Cirque du Soleil. Billed as a "waking dream of Mexico," "Luzia" features bright colors and acrobatic performers in front of an ever-changing Aztec sun (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

7th Annual Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair to Return to Main Street
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Yearly Tradition Returns: The 7th Annual Ventura Winter Wine Walk and Holiday Street Fair kicks off everyone's holiday season in grand fashion, as the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street in Ventura are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with holiday vendors, great live entertainment, and of course - snowfall! (more...)

Pink Martini's New Album 'Je dis oui!' Out Now; U.S. Tour Dates Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Beloved Oregon-based group Pink Martini's new album, Je dis oui!, is out now via Heinz Records. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis Andriessen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. (more...)

Tyler Michaels Launches TRADEMARK THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Trademark Theater officially launches today, November 14th, 2016 and announces their first production. Led by local theater artist Tyler Michaels (Guthrie, Theater Latte Da, History Theater), Trademark's mission is to create, develop, and produce new theatrical works in the state of Minnesota. Trademark strives to bring high-quality, original productions to life, utilizing local creators and performers from the heart of the Twin Cities arts community. (more...)

Selador Recordings' 'Taking You Down' EP Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Out of Belgium, Massimo DaCosta & Vernon Bara, aka Raw District, make their Selador debut with an EP overflowing with both style and substance. (more...)

Emma Freedman to Host ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE's International Ballet Competition, Dec. 11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is pleased to announce that the prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition Final at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016 will be live streamed from Sydney Opera House online. Hosted by Australian TV presenter and Dancing with the Stars 2015 winner Emma Freedman, viewers will have the opportunity to witness some of the world's most talented young ballet dancers compete in the renowned competition judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)

Pink Martini's New Album 'Je Dis Oui!' Streaming Now via NPR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The album out¬†November 18¬†on¬†Heinz Records¬†features lead singers¬†China Forbes¬†and¬†Storm Large¬†with bandleader/founder¬†Thomas¬†Lauderdale¬†and his ¬ďlittle orchestra.¬Ē Pink Martini is joined on the LP by guest vocalists¬†Rufus Wainwright, NPR's¬†Ari Shapiro, fashion guru¬†Ikram Goldmanand civil rights activist¬†Kathleen Saadat. (more...)

Royal Academy of Dance Announces Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition to be Streamed Live
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is pleased to announce that the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition Final at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016 will be live streamed from Sydney Opera House online. Hosted by Australian TV presenter and Dancing with the Stars 2015 winner Emma Freedman, viewers will have the opportunity to witness some of the world's most talented young ballet dancers compete in the renowned competition judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)

CROSSFIRE E-SPORTS APP Launched
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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BWW Review: NEVERMORE Offers a Unique Poe-Inspired Bus Tour of Historic Places Along the Valley's Orange Line
by Shari Barrett - Nov 1, 2016

As a life-long fan of Edgar Allan Poe and site-specific theater, I jumped at the chance to attend NEVERMORE, a one-of-a-kind guided tour experience by Metro bus through the San Fernando Valley. Billed as a unique Halloween experience taking place only on Saturday, October 29 celebrating Edgar Allan Poe and the San Fernando Valley, audience members accompanied by a tour guide travelled along METRO's Orange Line each hour from 11am to 3pm. Each tour commenced at the Van Nuys Civic Plaza, and traversed through Laurel Canyon shops and the Eclectic Company Theatre, and culminated at North Hollywood Park. (more...)

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Thursday, January 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIFE IN PIECES, airing on CBS on Thursday, January 19, 2017! (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Breaking News: Adam Jacobs to Lead the North American Tour of Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions proudly announces that Adam Jacobs, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, will play the iconic role in the show's eagerly-anticipated North American tour. (more...)

Tony Winner Tyne Daly Tapped for DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced six-time Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly will star in the 1969 musical Dear World, when she joins the company in celebrating Broadway composers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill, with the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, January 28 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Karen Akers Dives Deep and Soars at Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS
by Alix Cohen - Dec 9, 2016

Karen Akers' ardent 'Francophilia--- and I don't care whether or not it's a real word' was seeded in adolescence and brought to bloom by living in France, becoming fluent in the language, and absorbing European sensibilities (reincarnation is also a distinct possibility). Offering a show of French material is, to the artist, like sharing a part of her soul. Never has this been so clear and affecting as Aker's muscular performance tonight, enriched by maturity and new vocal elasticity. With the formidable Alex Rybeck acting as musical director/pianist and emotional collaborator, the evening soared. (more...)

TUNE IN TIME Game Show to Add Holiday Spin at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The York Theatre Company welcomes a special holiday celebration with the December installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, hosted by Emily McNamara, with Musical Director Nate Buccieri and annoyingly insistent timekeeper Sheila Head, with celebrity judges Nick Corley (A Christmas Carol, The Musical), Brandon Ellis (It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play) and Kirsten Wyatt (Elf, A Christmas Story), all of whom are veterans of one Christmas musical or another. (more...)

2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

fCelebrated violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman opens the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's three-concert 2017 Winter Festival with a program of works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, January 13-15 in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick. Zukerman-the festival's Artistic Director-both leads the Orchestra and solos in Tchaikovsky's Serenade Melancolique and "Melodie" from Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher. The program also features Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "Italian." (more...)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today. (more...)

NJSO And Pinchas Zukerman Present 2017 Winter Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra welcomes legendary violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman for its three-concert 2017 Winter Festival in January at all six NJSO venues across the state. Serving as the festival's Artistic Director, Zukerman solos in some of the violin repertoire's most prized works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Bach. (more...)

Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar¬ģ and Tony¬ģ Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Theatre De La Salle Drops Anchor in April with 65th Anniversary Revival of its First-Ever Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Our ship has set sail and we'll be dropping anchor in April 2017 when Theatre De La Salle proudly presents Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - the original swashbuckling blockbuster...with a twist! (more...)

'LONG TIME NO SEE' Interactive Exhibition Launches in Hong Kong
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

HONG KONG, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ PMQ turns the spotlight upon Central Hong Kong with the launch of an interactive exhibition titled 'LONG TIME NO SEE: A Virtual Encounter with Neighbourly Nostalgia'. The exhibition celebrates the blend of culture, architecture and lifestyle that is unique to 'Old Hong Kong', and in particular, the community that lived in the former police married quarters. (more...)

Kay Cole Releases New Album on Kritzerland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In 1975, A Chorus Line took Broadway by storm and ran a then astonishing fifteen years, at that time the longest running musical in history. ¬†Featured in that original brilliant company was a diminutive powerhouse named Kay Cole as Maggie. ¬†In the song ¬ďAt The Ballet,¬Ē composer Marvin Hamlisch wrote her one of the greatest money notes in history and when Kay hit it it was like the heavens opened ¬Ė it was a great Broadway voice of incredible purity and power, but also subtlety and nuance. ¬† (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that his longtime creative collaborator, Artistic Associate and Producer Steve Scott, will direct the theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! this spring. Scott assumes this responsibility from Falls, who was originally announced as the production's director. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Providence engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. The six-time Tony Award winner triumphantly returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for a limited three-week engagement, from Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 19, 2017.  (more...)

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Chinese New Year is recognized as the most important Chinese holiday and is known as 'Spring Festival' in China, 'Tet New Year' in Vietnam and 'Seol-lal' in Korea. Chinese New Year in the Desert in 2017 will be held in multiple locations over a four-day period from Friday, Jan. 27 to Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Participating venues at Caesars Entertainment's Las Vegas resorts include: The LINQ Promenade, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and The LINQ Theater. (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Santa Paula Theater Center
by Cary Ginell - Dec 13, 2016

???????Calendar Girls, a 2009 play based on a hit 2003 film, is Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi's true-to-life comedy about six middle-aged women from a village in Yorkshire, England who raise money by posing nude for a calendar, in the process becoming a worldwide sensation. The women's goal was to honor one of their members' husbands, who had died from leukemia, by raising money to purchase a settee to be dedicated to his memory. The 2003 motion picture starred Helen Mirren and became a major success, grossing nearly $100 million and garnering Golden Globe nominations for Mirren and co-star Julie Walters. The play is being presented at the Santa Paula Theater Center through December 18. (more...)

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