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by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017


Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

BWW Review: LORD OF THE FLIES at Playhouse On The Square
by Austin McLellan - Mar 7, 2017

LORD OF THE FLIES opened this past weekend at Playhouse on the Square, and runs through March 26. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

New Image Gallery Presents Alex Gardner at VOLTA NY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

New Image Art Gallery (Los Angeles) is pleased to present a solo project with Los Angeles based painter Alex Gardner for VOLTA NY's 10th annual art fair at Pier 90 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Feature: WHAT MAKES A HERO? What Makes A Villain?
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 3, 2017

Villain or hero, you're always the victor when it comes to seeing things through your own eyes. That's why so many villains have depth. That's why so many people want to read about villains these days. They don't want to watch the movies and TV shows of old where villains are static characters. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

'Discerning the Real Christ - A Message for Our Times' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

'Discerning the Real Christ - A Message for Our Times': an informative and persuasive book that teaches believers how to recognize deception. 'Discerning the Real Christ - A Message for Our Times' is the creation of published authors, Rev. Dr. Paul G Caram and Rev. Daniel G Caram M. Th., two pastors from Pennsylvania, who serve on the board of Zion Fellowship international, and have written over twenty books between them. (more...)

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and More Announced for Royal Court's NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Gerrome Miller, Beatrice Scirocchi and Andrew Sheridan have been cast in Simon Stephens' Nuclear War directed by Imogen Knight. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 19 April 2017 - 6 May 2017 with Press Night on Friday 21 April. (more...)

Broadway Jukebox: Countdown the Greatest Songs of Boublil & Schonberg!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Warm up your vocal chords and turn up the volume.  MISS SAIGON is officially back on Broadway, and in this edition of Broadway Jukebox, we're paying tribute to the songwriting team that has brought us some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history- Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Which songs made the cut? Check out our top ten list below! (more...)

Timeline Theatre Announces Cast, Composer & More of PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the final production of its 20th Anniversary 2016-17 season-the Midwest premiere of PARADISE BLUE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson and featuring original music composed by Orbert Davis, the co-founder, conductor and Artistic Director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, May 4 - July 23, 2017 (previews April 26 - May 3) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

MBS Productions presents a Revival of ...A MOMENT IN THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Dallas, summer 1942: Two seemingly ordinary women, Willa Dee and her cousin Emily await the mail.  National Geographic is doing a pictorial about American enlisted men training in the Bahamas, and they've gotten word that their husbands are featured in the photos.  The arrival of the magazine and the viewing of the photographs open up a Pandora's tinder box of memories, revelations and family secrets.  (more...)

Announcing TimeLine Theatre's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company, recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, announces its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

BWW Preview: JAHAN - E -KHUSRAU, The World Sufi Music Festival Returns to Delhi
by Zofeen Maqsood - Mar 17, 2017

Jahan -e- Khusrau, the Sufi music festival that has gained a revered following around the world is back after a three year hiatus. It will be held between March 24-26 at Arab ki Sarai in Delhi (more...)

Tanya Armstrong Releases Memoir - 'The Moment I Decided to 'Own It''
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

ATLANTA, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Tanya Armstrong of Tanya's Purpose is proud to announce the release of her debut novel: The Moment I Decided to 'Own It.' (more...)

Singer Songwriter Mark Newman Announce Upcoming Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Having begun the new year on a high note playing two shows in sunny California with Fred Herrera and Alex Del Zoppo, founding members of Sweetwater (The first band to rock the 1969 Woodstock festival), singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman is headed into the Spring season with a new lineup of shows (more...)

13th Floor and Twisted Oak to Present Double Bill of Physical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

13th Floor and Twisted Oak are proud to announce a double bill of physical theater at ODC Theater next year. Each company will present an original 40-minute play drawing on a shared vocabulary of storytelling and character-based movement. 13th Floor presents Lightning Strikes Anonymous, about five quirky individuals with a unique electrical addiction. Twisted Oak presents the world premiere of Fortune's Fool: A Monster's Odyssey, a mythological allegory about the confrontation between Harmony and Strife. This double bill runs February 24 - March 4, 2017, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 26. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

New Musicals QUESTION 1 and DUMB LUCK Get Readings with TRU Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on January 23 & 30 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC 10036. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT WE WANTED at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

What We Wanted, a new play written by David Harms, is currently enjoying its premiere at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Directed by Drew Foster, What We Wanted is set for a limited engagement from January 3 to January 15, 2017, with opening night set for Thursday, January 5, 2017. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra To Present Un/Restrained Concert Series, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

On Sunday, January 29 at 4 pm, virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) explore expressions of personal and cultural identity in performances of Wlad Marhulets' award-winning Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Osvaldo Golijov's intimate K'vakarat. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Un/Restrained Concert Features Klezmer Clarinetist David Krakauer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Sunday, January 29 at 4 pm, virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) explore expressions of personal and cultural identity in performances of Wlad Marhulets' award-winning Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Osvaldo Golijov's intimate K'vakarat. Also featured on the Un/Restrained program are guest composer Saad Haddad's captivating fanfare Manarah and Dmitri Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a. Conducted by Music Director Rossen Milanov at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University campus. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Celebrates the Delany Sisters in HAVING OUR SAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off the new year with the inspiring and warm-hearted Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Emily Mann, adapted from the book by Miss Sarah ("Sadie") L. Delany and Dr. A. Elizabeth ("Bessie") Delany with Amy Hill Hearth.  Running January 27-February 19 and directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Perri Gaffney and Cherene Snow as the two Delany sisters. (more...)

BWW Review: Fun and Cheeky MATILDA - The Musical Amuses at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 27, 2017

MATILDA - THE MUSICAL, overall, is genuinely a fun time. It's a cheeky, kid-friendly (and, really, kid-catering) stage musical that has plenty for both kids and their parents to enjoy together. Featuring lively songs by Tim Michin and a witty, yet easily digestible book by Dennis Kelly, MATILDA - THE MUSICAL celebrates how one adorable, truly likable kid ---who, sure, may seem a little odd and different---can overcome a troubled environment and still come out the other side a remarkably self-assured, open-minded, and kind-hearted young lady who can fully distinguish right from wrong---while having a bit of naughty fun along the way. The national touring company of the just recently closed Broadway musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's novel continues through January 29 in Costa Mesa. (more...)

'Beyond The Rainbow Promise' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Robert M. Ottman has always wanted to help others in a meaningful and practical ways. He realized that he had a real opportunity to do that by using his own life as an example. He wanted to use the dark storms that had come in his life as a platform to guide readers in navigating their life's stormy seas. It prompted him in writing 'Beyond The Rainbow Promise: Shattered Dreams. Shifting Realities. Broken Hearts. An inspiring journey through the storms of life' (published by WestBow Press). (more...)

Ontario Resorts Expect Exceptional Tourist Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017


Lionel Harris Releases 'Dark Yesterdays - Bright Tomorrows'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Lionel Harris has completed his new book 'Dark Yesterdays - Bright Tomorrows': a gripping and potent story that depicts the compassion and struggles of multiple characters through a time of war, change and fear. (more...)

Visit A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM: A Burlesque Tribute to the Works of Edgar Allan Poe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

'There is no exquisite beauty... without some strangeness in the proportion.' The exquisite, strange beauty Clara Coquette celebrates her birthday and the birthday of one of America's greatest writers, Edgar Allan Poe. Born in Boston on January 19th, Poe's short, dark life, Strife with depression, poverty, and alcoholism, provided an influence for his ominous stories and poetry. Clara Coquette brings Poe's works of mystery and macabre to life with tributes to the literary classics of 'The Raven', 'The Masque of the Red Death', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', and many more tales. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Chickenshed Takes to 1980's Italy with TRUMPETS AND RASPBERRIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Revolving around a real political figure, Gianni Agnelli, this fictional plot mixes satire with a strong political message. When wealthy Agnelli is injured in a failed kidnap attempt, he is rescued by humble Antonio, one of his employees. Antonio flees the scene when people start shooting at him, leaving his jacket on Agnelli's body. The rich and influential Agnelli is taken to hospital in Antonio's jacket, where he mistakenly has his face reconstructed in the poor Antonio's likeness. Chaotic confusion ensues as Antonio finds himself the chief suspect in a kidnap plot - against himself! (more...)

Rock Legend Steve Hackett Releases New Album 'The Night Siren', 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), releases his latest album The Night Siren on March 24, 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony). (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYALE at City Theatre Showcases the Power of Sports and Theatre in 75 Brilliant Minutes
by Mike Mekus - Feb 9, 2017

THE ROYALE at City Theatre follows the story of Heavyweight Champion boxer Jay Johnson as he deals with racial inequity and impacting African-American culture with his success. (more...)

Cristian Ortega and Lucy Mangan to Lead Vampire Romance LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for internationally acclaimed production Let the Right One In, presented by the National Theatre of Scotland. Let The Right One In begins preview performances February 17, opens February 23 and continues through March 19, 2017 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

HSA Theatre to Present Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. (more...)

HSA Theatre Alliance Presents THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. Award-winning director and Harlem School of the Arts Artistic Director Alfred Preisser directs the play, which is scheduled to run Friday through Sunday for four weeks, beginning February 24 - March 19 at the HSA Theatre, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC 10030. (more...)

Artists at Play Continues the Conversation of Diversity and Representation through Candid Stories and Fearless New Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Following critical acclaim for the world premiere of The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up, by Carla Ching, Artists at Play (AAP) maintains their growing commitment to developing new works into 2017. As they aim to tell the stories of diverse communities in Los Angeles theatre, AAP is partnering with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and the Los Angeles Public Library this season as well as tackling another world premiere production. (more...)

The NFL, Houston Texans, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Worldwide and Verizon Launch Character Education Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017


Steve Hackett YouTube Link to First Track from New Album 'The Night Siren'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), releases his latest album The Night Siren (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

YouTube link Steve Hackett Talks about The Night Siren
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), is set to release his latest album 'The Night Siren' on 24th March 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony). (more...)

ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

Bruce Harting Launches THE ISLE OF GOATS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bruce Harting, is an author, engineer, and former executive who sold and installed military products for companies like Lockheed Martin. Mr. Harting has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and is well acquainted with the cultural complexities and Strife that have long existed in the region. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces New Play BODIES, Tickets Sales for B and VICTORY CONDITION, and Extra Shows for NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court Theatre with BODIES, directed by Jude Christian premiering in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Wednesday 05 July 2017 - Saturday 12 August 2017. (more...)

by Ruth Deller - Feb 15, 2017

This new musical from Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae fizzes with energy and warmth - a must-see! (more...)

Philip Pullman Announces New Trilogy, BOOK OF DUST, Set for Publication in October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The first volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust will be published on October 19, 2017. (more...)

Men More Open With Emotions At Work Than Women, Says Study
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017


Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

by Greg Kerestan - Feb 1, 2017

After a two-decade wait, Disney's cult animated musical finally comes to the stage, in an all too timely production. (more...)

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