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Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Camps Offer Training for Ages 5 to 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Camps are filling up fast. Register your aspiring thespian today for either the Rising Star Camp for children ages 5 to 8, Center Stage Camp for children ages 8 to 10, or the Junior Players Camp for ages 9 to 16. These programs offer theatrical training in a supportive and nurturing environment, and no prior training or skill level is required to participate. (more...)

About Face Theatre Prepares to Blast Off at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre invites guests to the final frontier - Space - for an out of this world evening at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET. The company's annual gala will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.  (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): REALLY REALLY Director Natalie Risk of 2SST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 23, 2017

Hell week or no, Natalie Risk somehow found the time in a crazy week of technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals and classes to sit down and answer our slate of six Friday 5 (yes, we know the name is confusing - not to mention it's Thursday) in order to give you some insight into what makes her tick, theatrically speaking, and to explain why she thinks you need to come see her new show… (more...)

Diverseworks presents Wura-Natasha Ogunji's HOUSE OF WAHALA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With a global art market valued at $63.8 billion and artists receiving the lowest amount of their earned income from the market…it's time to reinvent the art auction! (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble's 2017 COLOMBI NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL Features OCCUPATION DAD at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Mar 23, 2017

Ensemble Theatre's 'Playwrights' was established in the early 1990's by Don Bianchi, one of the founders of Dobama, and Park Goist, a professor of American Studies at Case Western Reserve. It was started with the hope of creating an opportunity for local playwrights to have their works staged. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Brian Anthony Wilson and Danielle Lee Greaves to Lead FENCES at JAG Productions; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

JAG Productions has announced the full casting for their upcoming production of August Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Fences at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, VT. Fences, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy), will run from April 27 through May 7. (more...)

Randy Sharp to Direct Sidney Kingsley's DEAD END at Axis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Axis Company has announced that Randy Sharp, who has won acclaim for directing Edgar Oliver's celebrated trilogy of solo performances charting his life in New York City, will stage a new production of Dead End, Sidney Kingsley's seminal play about kids growing on the streets of the City during the Great Depression. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

NYMF Adds Shows, Readings, Concerts and More to 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today further selections for 2017 NYMF. (more...)

New Dance Alliance Announces 31st Annual Mix Festival, 6/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup for the 31st annual Performance Mix Festival. “The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable” (The New York Times), the 2017 festival will feature works by 20 local and international dance artists, as well as Performance Mix's annual community breakfast, a dance party, and more. (more...)

Cast Announced for Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at the National
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, a new play by Inua Ellams, begins previews at the National Theatre from 30 May, with press night 7 June, in repertoire until 8 July 2017, in a co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by Bijan Sheibani. (more...)

On Site Opera Announces New Executive Director, Piper Gunnarson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On Site Opera is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Piper Gunnarson. A seasoned nonprofit arts administrator, Piper has extensive experience in theater administration for organizations spanning all manifestations of the art form, including classical plays, new work, musicals, and children's theater.  (more...)

Science Channel to Air Final 4 Episodes of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN Beg. 4/25
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Morgan Freeman returns to host the final four episodes of the multiple Emmy(R) nominated series THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN beginning Tuesday, April 25 at 10PM ET/PT on Science Channel. (more...)

Interactive Romp 3/FIFTHS to Transform 3LD Art and Technology Center Into Dystopian Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

3-Legged Dog presents the world premiere of 3/Fifths, conceived and written by James Scruggs, directed by Tamilla Woodard and Kareem Fahmy, with video design by Jon Bremner and Cam Vokey, choreographed by Andre M. Zachery, and an original score composed by Melanie West. (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...)

Lady Rizo, Megan Mullally and More Set for 'Spring of Songwriters' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

This spring, Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes a lineup of singer-songwriters that redefine the traditional conventions of the title. A Joe's Pub favorite, Lady Rizo is a cabaret star with songwriter chops, who will debut a new show, Red, White & Indigo, all about her love-hate relationship with America, and tease her forthcoming album Indigo from March 23-25. (more...)

BWW Preview: BalletMet Announces 2017-18 Season Filled with Collaborations, World and Company Premieres
by Amanda Etchison - Mar 23, 2017

BalletMet's 40th anniversary season will take audiences from the company's intimate performance Space to the glittering land of Oz. The Columbus-based ballet company, which was founded in 1978, recently announced its 2017-18 season on its website. (more...)

BWW Review: Suzanne Vega Burns Bright Singing McCullers Songs at Cafe Carlyle
by Troy Frisby - Mar 23, 2017

Suzanne Vega is not a firecracker; she's a sparkler. In the first night of her run at Cafe Carlyle on March 15---since the previous day's show was nixed due to a rude winter storm named Stella---Vega was dazzling, but in the smallest, most personal way possible. Getting up onstage, she spoke with the calm, reassuring but controlled tone of a therapist or a meditation coach. While that may not sound like a great recipe for a stage persona, Vega's stripped-down performance bordered on hypnotic. (more...)

Scoop: SCORPION on CBS - Monday, March 27, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCORPION, airing on CBS on Monday, March 27, 2017! (more...)

Groove With Me's TAP & TAPAS Benefit to Feature Tastings by NYC's Hottest Chefs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Groove With Me's annual benefit, Tap & Tapas, will take place on Monday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (more...)

The RRazz Room New Hope Returns to Original Address
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

In 2017, the talent performing at Bucks County's RRazz Room New Hope at The Clarion Hotel & Suites is a diverse mix of world class artists and area favorites. The RRazz Room proudly opens it season with the up and coming, rising star of Television's Glee, ALEX NEWELL. (more...)

VISITING MR. GREEN, ROSE and SIGHT UNSEEN Set for Jewish Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Jewish Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017/18 season. (more...)

Scoop: SCORPION on CBS - Monday, April 10, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCORPION, airing on CBS on Monday, April 10, 2017! (more...)

Cry Havoc and Kitchen Dog to Present SHOTS FIRED and THE GREAT AMERICAN SIDESHOW This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Today, Cry Havoc Theater Company announced the return of Shots Fired as well as the creation of a new work, The Great American Sideshow, both to be co-produced with Kitchen Dog Theater. (more...)

Jack Rooke's GOOD GRIEF and Kieran Hurley's HEADS UP Come To HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Two hit shows are heading to Manchester in May as part of HOME's programme of thought-provoking and innovative theatre in the venue's Theatre 2 Space for spring/summer 2017. (more...)

Tmesis Theatre Reveals Exciting Performance Programme For Physical Fest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Tmesis Theatre is pleased to confirm the return of Physical Fest 2017! (more...)

DIY Network Announces 2017 Programming Roster Featuring New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Home improvement powerhouse DIY Network, which delivered its highest-rated and most-watched year ever among primetime viewers A25-54 and W25-54 in 2016, is loading in 301 hours of new original programming in 2017, including 12 new series, 27 returning favorites and 22 one-hour specials. (more...)

Discovery to Present NASA: 60 YEARS AND BEYOND to Celebrate 60th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Directed and produced by Academy Award(R)-nominated and Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy ('Last Days of Vietnam'), the documentary feature, NASA: 60 YEARS AND BEYOND, will air on Discovery in 2018. (more...)

Susto Adds New Dates to Headline Tour; '& I'm Fine Today' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Charleston-based SUSTO (pronounced “soos-toh”) adds new dates in Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and more to their extensive headlining tour. (more...)

Richmond Ballet Returns to The Joyce for Four NY Premieres, 5/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Richmond Ballet returns to The Joyce Theater for the first time since 2010 to perform four NY premieres from the more than 60 works commissioned by the Company since its inception. Under the 37-year leadership of founder Stoner Winslett – one of the longest tenured artistic directors of a major American ballet company and one of the few women in this position – Richmond Ballet has grown into one of the most respected midsized companies, presenting its body of works around the world. For their 2017 New York season, the Company has selected pieces by four gifted choreographers including Chinese-born Ma Cong, Warsaw-born and New York-resident Katarzyna Skarpetowska, San Francisco-based Val Caniparoli, and Richmond Ballet's Artistic Associate, Malcolm Burn. (more...)

RHYTHM IN MOTION to Return with Cutting Edge Tap Dance at The Duke on 42nd
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

RHYTHM IN MOTION, the American Tap Dance Foundation's yearly performance showcase, returns to New York City March 29 through April 2 with new, groundbreaking tap dance choreography in two different programs at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

David Byrne, Ronald K. Brown, Theater of War and More Set for BRIC OPEN FESTIVAL Next Month in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

BRIC, Brooklyn's leading provider of free cultural programs, has announced the inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival, which will activate Spaces throughout BRIC Arts | Media House, BRIC's 40,000 sf. home in Downtown Brooklyn, the weekend of April 27 - 30. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

HGTV Announces Programming Lineup Including Nine New Series & 28 Returning Shows
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive year as the #1 cable net among upscale women—is amplifying its 2017 programming lineup (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's IN TO AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 Season, an exploration of the American Dream, with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. IN TO AMERICA plays now through April 23, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, March 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jesse Green Hired as Co-Chief Theater Critic for The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The New York Times today announced that Jesse Green has been named co-chief theater critic. (more...)

Bring Out Your Inner Child & Explore the World of STEAM at ARTech This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

As a result of ARTech's hugely successful launch on March 1, the Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) received several requests for adults-only nights where parents and friends can explore these captivating activities at their own leisure. (more...)

Enjoy a Grand NIGHT ON THE TILES at St George's Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

St George's Hall recently announced that they will once again be unveiling the venues' famous Minton Tiled flooring from Thursday 13th - Wednesday 19th April 2017. (more...)

HARM'S WAY Opens This Week at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

convergence-continuum opens its 2017 season with the Ohio premiere of Harm's Way by Mac Wellman, directed by Clyde Simon. Harm's Way, the darkly humorous fable of an angry man on a rampage through a fantastical wilderness, chronicles the exploits of very angry Santouche as he tries to make sense of his understanding of law and order in a nation of other angry people. (more...)

Storyteller Thomas R. Pryor to Bring STOOPS TO NUTS to Ryan's Daughter in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Author / storyteller Thomas R. Pryor ('I Hate the Dallas Cowboys: tales of a scrappy New York boyhood' - YBK Publishers) brings his 'Stoops to Nuts,' storytelling show back to his beloved neighborhood, Yorkville, for a special April Fool's Day celebration on Saturday, April 1st at Ryan's Daughter in Manhattan at 7:00pm. (more...)

Ain Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents a World Premiere from playwright and director Ain Gordon, written and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer Josh Quillen. (more...)

Kent Monkman's SHAME AND PREJUDICE Begins Canadian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

After premiering at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto with over 23,000 visitors, Kent Monkman's Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience will begin its national tour, travelling between Canadian coasts for the next three years. Calgary's Glenbow Museum is the first stop to welcome Monkman's searing critique of Canada's colonial policies in response to the Sesquicentennial of Confederation. (more...)

March 2017 Issue of "Dance Ink" Reveals Relationship Between Written and Movement Languages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

As its lovers know, dance has a language of its own, written in Space by the moving body. By graphically integrating the changing shapes of the dancing body with the static shapes of alphabetical letters, the newest issue of Dance Ink, scheduled for publication March 27, presents a dynamic visual relationship between the two languages, both imaginative and newly provocative. Patsy Tarr founded Dance Ink in 1989. (more...)

The Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a two-year $1.5 million gift to update the University's State Playhouse. "This gift from The Ahmanson Foundation underscores the crucial role the arts play in our society," said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. "We're grateful to the foundation for its generous support of higher education and the arts." (more...)

Rinsed and The Umbrella present Jordan Sarah's Upcoming Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Launching on Wednesday, March 29 with performances through Saturday, April 1, 2017, RINSED and its record label, The Umbrella come together to present the new album release, Dynamic Alpine Sexual with a celebratory and interpretive one-man audio/visual multimedia performance. The immersive performative experience will be a theatrical interpretation of a lifestyle genre created by Jordan Sarah. The run of shows are almost entirely sold out, besides the Friday 7pm and 11pm, and the Saturday 5pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm. Experience the new album Dynamic Alpine Sexual in real life at The Umbrella Factory, in a way you have never experienced an album before. Combining the atmosphere and energy of an art rave at RINSED with the immersive theater experience of Sleep No More, DAS promises an unforgettable night of 360 degree visual and musical storytelling. (more...)

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This year's Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts features six new plays that are in the pre-production stage of development. Each of the plays has gone through readings and workshops in the past and the writers Melis Aker, Scott Barrow, Leila Buck, Kevin Doyle, Joey Merlo, Kyoung Park and their plays are ready for the next step. (more...)

Divas Las Vegas Unveils New Production at the Linq Hotel & Casino
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Las Vegas' longest-running headliner Frank Marino and his all-star cast of talented female impersonators in Divas Las Vegas are introducing an all-new, spectacular show at The LINQ Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew J. Taylor of 42ND STREET at MAYO Performing Arts Center
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 22, 2017

Come and meet the star of 42nd Street! I had the privilege of chatting with the very talented Matthew J. Taylor, who plays Julian Marsh in this exciting production. We talk about life on the road, beloved timeless musicals, preserving vocal health and New Jersey's outstanding Westminster Choir College. (more...)

BWW Women in Theater: March 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 22, 2017

Women in theater news for March 2017 (more...)

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