Eddie Redmayne to Lend Voice to Prehistoric Comedy Adventure EARLY MAN
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Aardman and StudioCanal revealed that Eddie Redmayne will lend his voice to Nick Park's new prehistoric comedy adventure EARLY MAN in the role of Dug. (more...)

Breaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead Pack
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Just In! The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories. (more...)

Out Now: MaRLo, 'Darkside' (Who's Afraid of 138?!)
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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Lookingglass Theatre to Premiere THADDEUS AND SLOCUM, 6/1-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas, and co-directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker. Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure runs June 1 - August 14, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

HOLLANDS, PUBLIQuartet and Amy Khoshbin to Premiere THE SCHEHERAZADE PROJECT at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

After being awarded a 2015 Sphinx M Power Artist Grant by the Sphinx Organization and Music Assistance Fund. (MAF), Brooklyn-based rock, punk and folk band HOLLANDS, along with innovative contemporary ensemble PUBLIQuartet, and visual artist Amy Khoshbin are proud to announce the premiere of 'The Scheherazade Project' on June 6 at 5PM at National Sawdust (corner of Wythe Ave and North 6th Street in Williamsburg). (more...)

Lincoln Center to Present THE MOTH as Part of World Science Festival, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will present Making Waves: The Moth at the World Science Festival on June 2, 2016, at 7:30 pm in Alice Tully Hall. Making Waves is the result of a partnership between The Moth, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, and the World Science Festival, the cultural institution that engages a broad general audience in the wonders of scientific discovery. Together they bring five esteemed scientists, writers, and innovators to Lincoln Center to share their incredible stories. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Bernadette Peters Sings Mother's Day Anthem 'Angel Mom' from RUTHLESS!
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

Bernadette Peters performed the ultimate anthem to mothers everywhere, 'Angel Mom' from RUTHLESS!, at the 1996 record-breaking L.A. concert production of the hit musical. Watch the video in honor of Mother's Day now! (more...)

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company Presents TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Join us for one of Shakespeare's earliest and funniest plays. Watch and laugh as close friends Valentine and Proteus both pursue the Duke of Milan's beautiful daughter, Sylvia.  See how Crab, 'the sourest-natured dog that lives', provides one of the first examples of the animal stealing the show. Don't miss this rarely produced comedy. (more...)

Cohesion Theatre Company to Stage Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Cohesion Theatre Company announces the final installment of their Second Season, a Baltimore premiere production of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE, adapted by Robert Kauzlaric. Cohesion Co-Founder Brad Norris will direct this fantasy adventure tale going up at United Evangelical Church in Canton for 13 performances June 2 - 19, 2016. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Shirley MacLaine to Co-Star in Dramedy TV Series BETTYVILLE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will headline a new dramedy TV series for Paramount Television titled BETTYVILLE. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

L. Ron Hubbard Presents 'Writers of the Future Volume 32'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

L. Ron Hubbard Presents 'Writers of the Future Volume 32' with its introduction of 13 new winning writers and 12 artists has now officially released and is available broadly, including at Amazon.com, and in Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million. In its starred review, Publishers Weekly claimed the annual science fiction and fantasy collection of short fiction was 'always a glimpse of tomorrow's stars.' The newly published writers include: Stewart C Baker of Dallas, OR; Matt Dovey of Lincolnshire, UK; Julie Frost of West Jordan, UT; HL Fullerton of New York; R.M. Graves of London, England; Sylvia Anna Hivén of Lawrenceville, GA; Rachael K. Jones of Athens, GA; Ryan Row of Berkeley, CA; Jon Lasser of Seattle, WA; Stephen Merlino of Seattle, WA; Christoph Weber of Reno, NV; J.W. Alden of Hypoluxo, FL and K.D. Julicher of Fernley, NV. The newly published artists include: Christina Alberici of Sewell, NJ; Camber Arnhart of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Brandon Knight of Shawbirch, Telford, UK; Talia Spencer of Los Angeles, CA; Adrian Massaro of Neuquen, Argentina; Killian McKeown of Phoenix, AZ; Vlada Monakhova of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Paul Otteni of Kirkland, WA; Jonas Spokas of Kaunas, Lithuania; Preston Stone of Loveland, CO; Maricela Ugarte Peña of Monterrey, Mexico and Dino Hadziavdic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Additional stories from established authors include 'The Last Admiral' by L. Ron Hubbard, the Steampunk tale 'Hellfire on the High Frontier' by David Farland and 'The Jade Woman of the Luminous Star' by Sean Williams. In a special article entitled 'Where Steampunk Started,' Contest Judge and World Fantasy Award winning author Tim Powers tells the story of how the subgenre, based on Victorian fantasies, got its name. And the most recent 'Writers of the Future' judge, New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, enters in with his article 'The Fine Distinction Between Cooks and Chefs' as he provides what he feels is the best writing advice he has to offer. And with his amusing article 'How to Drive a Writer Crazy,' L. Ron Hubbard comments on the business of writing in reference to dealing with fickle editors. The Writers of the Future writing contest (www.writersofthefuture.com) was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988. The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 368 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 838 novels and nearly 4,000 short stories. They have produced 27 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 50 million copies. The 298 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 TV shows and 46 major movies. For more information and to see the awards ceremony online, go towww.writersofthefuture.com. (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company's THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA? to Open 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

L.I.P. Service is thrilled to announce their production of Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? Directed by Shawn Gann and starring Van Quattro, *Morgana Shaw, Garrett Reeves, and Jason Leyva. The performance will premiere at The Rudy Seppy Studio on May 26 at 8:00pm. It will run through June 11 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. (more...)

MARGARET BEALS: FILMS AND STORIES Set for May Weekend at The Cloud House Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Margaret Beals, dancer, choreographer, pioneer in the art of dance improvisation, and unique theatrical performer, announces a special May Weekend of two new programs on the series MARGARET BEALS: FILMS and STORIES, May 20-22, 7 PM, at The Cloud House Studio, 104 West 17th Street. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic Designer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 29, 2016

The world that scenic designer David Rockwell has created in Roundabout Theatre Company' revival of SHE LOVES ME is nothing short of lovely. The musical, for which he was recently nominated for a Tony Award, marks his twentieth Broadway show and third of this theatre season. So how did he bring this one to life? What's as he explains to Richard Ridge! (more...)

Disney XD Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

Disney XD announces its June 2016 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director of Boston Ballet, has announced six promotions from within the company for the 2016–2017 season. Soloists Anaïs Chalendard and Seo Hye Han have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer, Second Soloist Junxiong Zhao to Soloist, and Corina Gill to Second Soloist. Samivel Evans and Desean Taber, two dancers from Boston Ballet II—Boston Ballet's second company—will join the Company as Corps de Ballet dancers. All promotions are effective August 15, 2016. The full 2016–2017 roster of dancers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Opera San Jose to Bring Performances to the Community Throught the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it is taking opera into the community through different venues this summer starting with performance and lecture at The Ainsley House in Campbell on June 10 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bass Kirk Eichelberger will kick off the hour with a selection of songs followed by General Director Larry Hancock's lecture about the operas next season. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Rita McKenzie Attends Pre-Tony Party with Men of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The fabulous Rita McKenzie, star of the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, recently attended a pre-Tony bash thrown by the HAMILTON company. Here she is celebrating their whopping 16 nominations with the cast and creative team at the IAC Building. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector to Mentor Students at 2016 Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) will join Songbook Academy founder, Michael Feinstein, for this one-of-a-kind music and performance intensive for high school students. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer Nathanael William Stolte
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 23, 2016

Nathanael William Stolte is a madcap, DIY, Buffalo poet. His first chapbook 'A Beggar's Book of Poems' published by LastFirstPress-PrintCollective came out in the summer of 2015. He has been a featured poet at Third Wednesday, ECC, and Buffalo State College. Also, in Cleveland, Ohio at Guide to Kulture Book Store. He is one of the founding members of Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. CWPCollective Press is the kitchen table press he and the Cringers started this year. His second chapbook 'Bumblebee Petting Zoo' and small collections of poems '9 By NWS' and '8 By NWS' were published this year (2016). He is currently working on a summer tour with the Cringers and John Dorsey, nine cities from New Jersey to New Mexico at the end of July. He travels to Kent and Cleveland Ohio for readings as well as Rochester New York. He hopes to expand to Syracuse New York and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He describes his poetics as cathartic confessional or nostalgic reverie. He also co-hosts a monthly poetry circle at Rust Belt on Grant Street, every first Thursday of the month, always at 7pm. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016. (more...)

MaRLo Kicks-Off Spring 2016 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

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MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

Shirley Alston Reeves & The Chiffons to Play The Suncoast Showroom, 6/25-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Shirley Alston Reeves, Original Lead Singer of the Shirelles, and The Chiffons will bring nostalgic doo wop classics of the 50's and 60's to the Suncoast Showroom June 25 and 26. (more...)

BWW Review: East West's Stunningly Rousing LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Does Fierstein & Herman Proud!
by Gil Kaan - May 20, 2016

The East West Players' latest, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, most successfully communicates the heart and humor of Tony Award-winners Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Herman, injecting an Asian flavor as only East West can do. E/W's outgoing Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang deftly directs his very talented cast at a neck-breaking pace allowing just enough time for the laughter to subside and the heartstrings to stop tugging. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE's 2016 Spring Gala Offered a Delightful Sampling of the Season's Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 20, 2016

On the evening of May 16th 2016 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, the beloved troupe that was recognized as 'America's National Ballet Company' in 2006 by the United States Congress proved once again that the American Ballet Theatre is indeed a treasure. Dancegoers in dazzling formal attire were treated to a Spring Gala that eschewed traditional staples and showcased instead an appetite-whetting smorgasbord of excerpts from the spring season as well as a world premiere and the one-act Firebird. (more...)

Scenic Designer David Rockwell Wins NYCxDesign Award for SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Scenic Designer David Rockwell has just earned an NYCxDesign Award for his set design of Roundabout Theatre Company's She Loves Me. This marks the first year that Interior Design Magazine has presented the awards. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Andrew Rayel Releases 'Epiphany,' Third Single from New Album
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Rayel releases “Epiphany,” the third single from his new studio album, Peaktime. “Epiphany” is out now. (more...)

John Eliot Gardiner Celebrates Monteverdi's 450th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Although Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) has long been recognized as the father of opera, only three of his contributions to the form survive. Next year marks the 450th anniversary of the Venetian master's birth, and to celebrate this musical milestone, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir, and the English Baroque Soloists have announced an ambitious international tour, with concert performances of all three operas – L'Orfeo, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, and L'incoronazione di Poppea – in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, and the USA, between April and October of 2017. The tour will launch in Aix-en-Provence, where Gardiner – the winner of more Gramophone Awards than any other living artist – looks forward to leading Ulissefor the first time in his distinguished career. Additional European highlights include complete operatic trilogies in Paris and Bristol, as well as at the Berliner Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, and Venice's La Fenice, before the tour culminates with accounts of all three operas in multiple cities across America. In honor of the anniversary, Gardiner has been chosen to grace the cover of BBC Music early next year; as the magazine recently blogged: “It will be an exciting 2017, not just for music-lovers, but for Gardiner too, … who continues to stretch the boundaries of early music.” (more...)

BWW Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre's SYLVIA
by Wesley Doucette - May 19, 2016

A review of ABT's performance of 'Sylvia' at the Met Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark 'Congratulates' SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

That diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark (as played by Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) has again been seen stalking the Theatre District. This week she stopped by SHUFFLE ALONG to congratulate the producers on their 10 Tony nominations as well as their recent big Drama Critics' Circle prize. Undaunted after being told that the producers don't actually live at the theatre, the opportunistic little b*tch posed for this photo showing off her terpsichorean skills. It's no secret that Tina will do anything to land in a hit Broadway show...ANYTHING! (more...)

Ophelia's Jump Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of TRIBES
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Ophelia's Jump Productions continues its 4th season with the highly anticipated regional premiere of Tribes by Nina Raine, directed by founding artistic director Beatrice Casagran. Tribes opens on June 3, 2016 and runs through June 12, 2016 at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio, 1400 N. Benson, Upland. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

TV One to Premiere LOVE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: THE MIKI HOWARD STORY in June
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

TV ONE announced today Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story will premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m. ET (encore presentation at 9 p.m. ET). Starring Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq, Survivor's Remorse) in the title role and featuring a special cameo appearance from Grammy Award-nominated R&B songstress Miki Howard herself, this is the network's first-ever bio-pic inspired by TV One's signature series Unsung. (more...)

FOX Execs Hope to Announce 'At Least One If Not More' Live Musical Events; 'Rocky Horror' Set for October Debut
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Today the FOX network announced that its new musical event THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW will debut the week of Halloween this October!  (more...)

Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey. (more...)

Impulses Dance Theatre Arts Presents MARGARET BEALS: FILMS and STORIES
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Margaret Beals, dancer, choreographer, pioneer in the art of dance improvisation, and unique theatrical performer, announces a special May Weekend of two new programs on the series MARGARET BEALS: FILMS and STORIES, May 20-22, 7 PM, at The Cloud House Studio, 104 West 17th Street.   In her characteristically charming and spontaneous style, Beals will introduce and comment on all films, which include performances in studios, theaters and the famous Village nightclub The Bottom Line.   (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Present ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to conclude its 60th Season with our Summer Musical 'Annie Get Your Gun' by Irving Berlin. Show dates are June 3rd-5th, 10th-12th and 17th-19th to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

A.R. Gurney & Carmen de Lavallade to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at 61st Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com. (more...)

Parity Productions to Launch with Reading of HOUSEHOLD WORDS, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director Ludovica Villar-Hauser has announced the formation and launch of Parity Productions - the new theater company that combines art and advocacy, with its mission to create new and innovative work as well as hire 50% women and transgender on every production. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

BWW Feature: SYLVIA with Platte Valley Players at The Armory in Brighton
by Chris Arneson - May 12, 2016

The Platte Valley Players of Brighton, Colorado are presenting the wildly popular and wildly funny play Sylvia by A.R. Gurney at The Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton, Colorado through May 15th.   (more...)

First Look: Reeve Carney, Annaleigh Ashford in FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

The entertainment site has tweeted a second image from the highly anticipated show including Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Christina Milian as Magenta and Reeve Carney as Riff Raff. (more...)

Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford & Joe Tapper to Welcome Baby Boy This Fall
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Annaleigh Ashford and her husband, actor Joe Tapper will welcome their first child, a son, in early September. (more...)

BWW Review: TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Is Where Shakespeare Began
by Barry Lenny - May 11, 2016

The first prize for stealing scenes must go to Diesel the dog. (more...)

Duncan Pell Reveals THE MUSANDAM MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

In the novel 'The Musandam Mystery' (published by AuthorHouse UK), Andrew Ball returns to search for British children missing for more than 40 years and struggles to make sense of new evidence that the children were taken to the Soviet Union. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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