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Lincoln Center Announces MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center's premier summer dance party, today announced its 2017 season, running June 27 to July 15. Now in its 29th year, the series presents 15 evenings of social dance under the stars, featuring a lineup of artists who reflect the various music styles New York City has to offer.  (more...)

BWW Review: HAROLD AND MAUDE Prove to be an Unlikely Pair of Mismatched Bodies with Identical Souls
by Shari Barrett - May 9, 2017

The romantic dramedy HAROLD AND MAUDE incorporates elements of dark humor, centering around the exploits of a young man named Harold who is intrigued with his own death, often staging his own suicide to avoid dealing with his overbearing mother who wants nothing more than for Harold to find the 'right' woman to marry who can snap him out of his self-imposed depression and detachment from society. But of course, Harold finds his own way into the arms of romance with 79-year old Maude, a free-spirited woman who teaches 19-year old Harold about living life to its fullest, and eventually that life is the most precious gift of all, even though she has already made plans to end her own life on her own terms. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre presents a Concert Reading of CONEY ISLAND 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Frank Cuthbert's New Musical "Coney Island" Comes to Catskill (more...)

Graduates from Acclaimed Contemporary Theatre Course Bring Debut Show ATTIC to the King's Head
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

A company of five graduates from the well-reputed 'Acting and Contemporary Theatre' course at East 15 Acting School, led by emerging writer Meriel Hinsching and director Ed Theakston, are bringing a brand new play, Attic to the King's Head Theatre in Islington for six dates this summer. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Abigail Breslin & More Star in ABC's New Adaptation of DIRTY DANCING, 5/24
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (more...)

BWW Review: LET THE SUNSHINE at Domain Theatre, Marion
by - May 7, 2017

A high level of performance, keeping the audience entertained and laughing consistently. (more...)

Diversionary Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Diversionary Theatre in University Heights, San Diego, is thrilled to announce a brand new member of the staff, Jenny Case. The new leadership position of Managing Director has been created for Case, and will include working closely with Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow on producing a the season of Mainstage productions, Cabarets, new play development and cultivating and managing patron relationships.  (more...)

Say Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Los Angeles ensemble theatre company Say Yes! Collective presents its latest production, The Tempest, a reimagining of Shakespeare's celebrated supernatural drama co-produced with the internationally acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

SOAP to Bring THE MESSY SHOW to Williamsburg This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

NYC sketch group SOAP will host three different performances of "The Messy Show" this summer at a secret DIY outdoor venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

READY FOR SUMMER-Rooftop Bars, Al Fresco Dining, Outdoor Entertainment and More
by Marina Kennedy - May 26, 2017

With the nice weather on the rise, the great outdoors beckons New Yorkers to discover al fresco dining, rooftop bars and summer entertainment. Check out our list of places where you can enjoy sun drenched days and starry nights while indulging in great food and drink. (more...)

American-Made Hydrox' Cookies Goes Clean Label!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

As Mondelez shifts its cookie and snack production to Mexico (including Oreo), and continues to use high fructose corn sweeteners, GMO flours and partially hydrogenated oils, LEAF Brands, maker of Hydrox the "original sandwich cookie,"will announce at the 2017 Sweets and Snacks show in Chicago that they have improved their flagship sandwich snack cookie, Hydrox by moving to a clean label formula and non-GMO. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Swenson Shakes Off His Bad Guy Image with WAITRESS Fans
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson is playing the 'bad guy,' Earl, in Waitress every night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and he's determined to prove to fans that he is not as mean and scary as the character he plays. Watch below as he wins over the stage door crowd with what else, but pie! (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.  (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Reboot Fails to 'Lift' ABC to Ratings Win on Wednesday Night
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

ABC's reboot of the 1980's classic film DIRTY DANCING did not deliver a strong rating's performance Wednesday night, coming well below the Season Finale of CBS's SURVIVOR. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions thanks you for being a friend this summer with its campy world premiere parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES by David Cerda, directed by Shade Murray, playing June 14 - July 12, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Single tickets are on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

LONGHORNS One-Act to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Longhorns, a one-act play, will premiere in the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup - Did Critics Have 'Time Of Their Life' Watching ABC's DIRTY DANCING Reboot?
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Bring Intimate Evening of Song to Aurora's Paramount Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

No matter if she's a good witch on Broadway, a sassy press secretary on TV or a show-stopping singer on stage, Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth is always absolutely mesmerizing. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

8th Annual Soho International Film Festival Announces Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

With the SOHO International Film Festival #SOHO8 returning to NYC for seven days of films at Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street) June 15 - 22, 2017, the full schedule of films has finally been announced! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

Vanessa Racci Releases Debut Album 'Italiana Fresca'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin (more...)

The Yard Presents Two Community Events: DTY at Mytoi Gardens and DanceHall
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. (more...)

Doug DeVita's PHILLIE TRILOGY Finds All-Star Company for Fresh Fruit Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

An all-star cast chosen for Doug DeVita's Phillie Trilogy, premiering at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. The festival running July 10 - 23, is celebrating 15 years this year. (more...)

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors Announce Fall 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is thrilled to announce a fall leg of The Souvenir Tour! Kicking off in early September and encompassing two months of dates around the US, Holcomb and his band will bring their excellent new album Souvenir to many cities for the first time. News of the fall tour comes as the band wraps up the Spring leg of the tour in the northeast after a massive showing last weekend with two sold out nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium in their home base of Nashville. Tickets for remaining shows in the northeast are on-sale now, and all fall dates will be on-sale to the public beginning today, May 19. See below for all dates and visit www.drewholcomb.com for tickets and all VIP packages. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More! (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko presents An Evening with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to welcome 7-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. for three performances only-Thursday, August 17 (8 p.m.); Friday, August 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 19 (7 p.m.). The original lead singers of the internationally-renowned vocal group The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis will perform a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have encompassed their multifaceted 45-plus year careers, including various flavors of R&B, gospel, jazz, blues and pop. Tickets for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. range in price from $65 - $105 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Lower East Side Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup & Full Schedule of Events
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Lower East Side Film Festival directors are proud to announce the festival's seventh annual opening and closing night films along with the complete festival schedule. (more...)

BWW Review: Young Stars Brighten LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by Misha Davenport - May 17, 2017

BWW Review: Young Stars Brighten LITTLE MISS Sunshine (more...)

Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to DTLA: Movies, Music & Mischief Collide 8/10-13
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. The movie and music festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists in one of the most remarkable and historic gems in the city - The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, a bold and loving reanimation of a 1920s movie palace. Each movie will be paired with exclusive, dynamic live elements, including musical performances and provocative conversations with filmmakers and cinema-world favorites. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jennifer Ehle
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Oslo- Jennifer Ehle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

Fifth Annual Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to LA This August
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces RIVER DITTY and FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre made public additional titles for the 2017/18 Season today. "Announcing River Ditty and Fun Home simultaneously illuminates Virginia Rep's commitment to bold new work,' says Artistic Director, Nathaniel Shaw.   (more...)

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre to Present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre will present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre on Friday June 2 (7:30pm); Saturday June 3 (7:30pm), and Sunday June 4 (3pm). (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Will OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Negotiate a Third Tony Award?
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

A decade after her last foray on Broadway, two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle is back in the groundbreaking Oslo. Her performance as peace negotiator 'Mona Juul' has brought her back to the Tonys party and she couldn't be more thrilled! (more...)

Major Artists Release Chelsea Manning Benefit Album
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Today, as Chelsea Manning is released from prison following 7 years of incarceration, a group of prominent musicians have launched an online benefit compilation to show their support and raise funds to help cover Chelsea's basic living expenses as she transitions back into the free world. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players have joined forces to bring James and the Giant Peach, opening Friday June 9th and running until Sunday July 2nd, 2017 at Coronado Playhouse.  (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Comes to Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions thanks you for being a friend this summer with its campy world premiere parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES by David Cerda, directed by Shade Murray, playing June 14 - July 12, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Single tickets are on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Trina Solar panels powers Sunshine Coast Solar Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

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Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at Chicago Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop, in association with Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, is proud to announce the regional premiere of Little Miss Sunshine, May 11 - June 4, at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Little Miss Sunshine, music and lyrics by William Finn and book by James Lapine, is directed and choreographed by Maggie Portman and music directed by Nick Sula. Opening Night is Sunday, May 14, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chris Evans to Lead All-Star Cast in Gideon Raff's THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chris Evans will head a star studded ensemble cast in writer/director Gideon Raff's THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT, it was announced by producers Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios and Alexandra Milchan of EMJAG Productions. (more...)

Sundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Thirteen new independent feature projects from Cuba, Chile, Kenya, the UK and the U.S. have been selected for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. These Labs are the centerpiece of the nonprofit Institute's year-round support for independent artists. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the spectacular Cirque Eloize alongside Festival favourite Nina Conti and contemporary dance show Requiem for Aleppo as part of the Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe programme this August. This programme marks the launch of a brand new partnership between the two venues. (more...)

Toronto, Canada's Hard Rock icons Never Say Die Sign to FM Music Management
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Toronto, Canada's Hard Rock icons Never Say Die (featuring members of Platinum rock band My Darkest Days) have signed to FM Music Management. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Stephanie J. Block
by Walter McBride - May 10, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Stephanie J. Block, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

ban.do Collaborates with Starbucks to Bring Summer Fun to Asia
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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