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Halloween ROCKY HORROR Tradition to Return to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) has announced, in partnership with ZEN Productions and The ZEN Room, the return of 20th Century Fox's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' at Patchogue Theatre this Halloween weekend for one night only, today, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m., with a live accompanying 'shadowcast.' (more...)

Alice Ripley Launches 'Live From 16 Gramercy Park' Concert Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, kicks off a new music series tonight, October 28th, with a performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway star Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) and music director John Fischer. (more...)

GK Arts Center Presents Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

GK Arts Center is proud to host Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's perennial holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This is the fourth year this production of The Nutcracker will be performed over the course of a special two-week engagement, running December 8-18 at the GK Arts Center (29 Jay Street, formerly St. Ann's Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn, N.Y.).  The 18-member company is under the artistic direction of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Experience the exquisite Renee Fleming -- in recital, in the acoustic splendor of Prudential Hall, accompanied by pianist Gerald Martin Moore. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Known as 'the people's diva' and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. In recent years, Renee has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. (more...)

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Announces Opening & Closing Movies for 27th Annual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Ellen Wedner, Director of The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, today announced the opening and closing films of the upcoming 27th annual festival that will present 30 movies from around the world. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!
by Cara Joy David - Nov 25, 2016

A show is a product of design-from the lights that you see to the sound that surrounds you to the hair on top of the actors' heads. Hair and wig designers help define characters, though their work largely goes unnoticed. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Laura Osnes Reflects on Her Journey to Broadway Ahead of Feinstein's/54 Below Show THE PATHS NOT TAKEN, and Why THE BANDSTAND is More Relevant Than Ever
by Casey Mink - Nov 23, 2016

Laura Osnes' journey to Broadway was anything but ordinary. Having competed on the reality series GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT, she went on to win and make her Great White Way debut as a brunette Sandy in 2007. She proceeded to make craterous impressions on Broadway, replacing Kelli O'Hara in Lincoln Center's SOUTH PACIFIC, as well as originating the role of Bonnie in BONNIE & CLYDE, earning the first of her Tony nominations, followed by the titular Cinderella in Broadway's first production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, for which she earned her second. Osnes will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on November 27, kicking off a string of four shows in which she travels down the roads that might have been, performing songs from roles she nearly booked but, for one reason or another, never came to be. BroadwayWorld chatted with the sweet-as-pie multi-talent about why her forthcoming Broadway gig, THE BANDSTAND, is a vital piece of theater, her co-star Corey Cott, and the inspiration for her unusual cabaret premise (here's a spoiler: Osnes keeps a literal binder in her closet labeled 'Songs I Learned for Auditions'). (more...)

HAND IN HAND - a Celebration of Courage, Joy & Love!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Presented by the School of Hard Knocks, Hand In Hand celebrates the true spirit of Christmas with songs of joy, love and courage, Saturday December 10th, 3pm at the Melbourne Town Hall. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Spinal Surgery Gets Giuseppe Bausilio Back in Top Shape for Broadway
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2016

19 year-old Broadway veteran Giuseppe Bausilio has had a big year. Shortly after beginning performances in Cats, the Broadway dancer underwent a rare surgery to remove a vascular tumor in his back. Now he's on the road to full recovery, getting ready to return to Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Below, watch as he chats with Fox5 about his journey. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Inside The Newly Renovated Royal Alexandra Theatre
by Alan Henry - Nov 22, 2016

Last week BroadwayWorld got to tour the newly renovated Royal Alexandra Theatre ahead of the opening of COME FROM AWAY and the grand re-opening of the crown jewel of the Mirvish theatre empire. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016
by - Nov 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016. (more...)

Update: Trump Supporter Who Interrupted HAMILTON In Chicago Charged With Criminal Trespassing
by Alan Henry - Nov 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in The Balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/19-11/20/2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 20, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016. (more...)

Trump Supporter Shouts Profanities And Interrupts HAMILTON In Chicago
by Alan Henry - Nov 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in The Balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

Shea's Presents Neglia's NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Neglia Ballet Artists annual production of "The Nutcracker" is back to kick off the holiday season with a weekend of performances at Shea's Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone Captured in EVITA-Themed Holiday Ornament for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Inimitable icon Patti LuPone has been a shining star on Broadway for more than four decades. Now, she can be the brilliant centerpiece of your holiday decor as the latest addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Legends ornament collection. Scroll down for a peek at the ornament! (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: Tech Week Survival Guide
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Nov 14, 2016

Welcome back! By the time you see this article we will be 2 short days from OPENING NIGHT! Tech week is a time people dread, a time people love, a magical time where everything comes together. I decided to find out how my fellow cast members survive this week and comprised a not so short list of things that can help make this stressful time a little easier for everyone involved.  (more...)

Review Roundup: NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is getting a starry Broadway opening tonight. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denée Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

BWW Recap: Cheap Tricks and Twists on AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 10, 2016

The penultimate episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE just aired and while it was a thrilling gore fest, the introduction of new characters solely as extra lenses to tell the story only to have them killed off within the very same episode was the perfect example of the cheapening overall effect of where this story was always fated to end up.  (more...)

Vets to Bring Postwar Experience EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN to Liberty Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On Veteran's Day, the Hollywood American Legion Post 43, Liberty Theater will present the world premiere of Everything In Between, in their Historic Cultural Monument Building at 2035 N. Highland Avenue. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Theriot Brings Her Talents to New Orleans with THE LION KING
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 5, 2017

This week one of the most beloved Disney stories of all time opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. THE LION KING tells the story of Simba, a little lion who returns to his home to take his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. With colorful music written by Elton John and Tim Rice, choreography by Garth Fagan, and direction by Julie Taymor, the story comes to life on stage like nothing that's ever been seen before. Beautiful costumes, masks, and puppets that the actors use make for a gorgeous production and magical experience for the audience. (more...)

Renowned Russian Director Aleksey Burago Stages THREE SISTERS For First Annual New York Chekhov Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (TRATS) kicks off its 2017/18 season with one of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century: Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. (more...)

Legendary Russian Actor Ernst Zorin to Star in SWAN SONG at New York Chekhov Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Back by popular demand, renowned Russian stage director Aleksey Burago and The Russian Arts Theater and Studio present Anton Chekhov's Swan Song. (more...)

A Night at the Cabaret is this Saturday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Longwood Players' Winter Cabaret Fundraiser is this Saturday! A Night at the Cabaret is our chance to come together as a community and celebrate the theater with an evening of great music. Tickets are going fast, so make sure to reserve your seats today before they're gone! (more...)

BWW Review: MACK, BETH at Keegan Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 26, 2017

Keegan Theatre's world premiere play Mack,Beth teaches us a few things about how not to do a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's Scottish play. (more...)

Reality TV, Lady Gaga and a Bathtub to Rock Reimagined ROMEO & JULIET in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

What do Lady Gaga, Shakespeare, reality TV, and a bathtub have in common? This rocking reimagining of ROMEO & JULIET! January 27-29, for an Equity Showcase of five performances only at the historic Flamboyan Theatre at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, enjoy a truly unique theatrical experience where The Balcony scene as it's never been done before, with Juliet's ambition and sexuality laid bare as she performs her most famous lines in a bathtub! (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...)

Ron Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Both a poignant coming of age memoir and a compulsively readable story of Broadway itself, the new book UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS by actor/writer/director Ron Fassler is his valentine to Broadway, where he pays homage to the men and women who devote their lives to making great theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 15, 2017

There's some famous and gorgeous music in Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE—Juliet's waltz, Romeo's “Ah, leve-toi, soleil” and a number of duets —but this is definitely not one of those operas where the title characters can take turns with the showpieces but never look each other in the eye. Luckily, that wasn't the case with Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo in the Met's new Bartlett Sher production, where they lit some fires at Tuesday's performance. (more...)

Trump Supporter Who Interrupted HAMILTON Banned from Chicago Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in The Balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

Ron Fassler to Celebrate Book Launch with Joanna Gleason at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome actor-writer Ron Fassler for the launching of his new book Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway, February 27th at 5:00pm. (more...)

ARB/Princeton Ballet School Announces New Studio in Brunswick
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School is pleased to announce that it plans to be a resident member of a new, state-of-the-art performing arts complex in downtown New Brunswick. The building, which will be known as the New Brunswick Cultural Center, is slated to open in the fall of 2019. ARB operations included in the new facility will be administrative offices, rehearsal space for the performing company, and two studio spaces for its acclaimed DANCE POWER program and an expanded New Brunswick presence of the Ballet School. (The Ballet School will maintain its Princeton and Cranbury studio operations.) (more...)

VIDEO: Big Sean Performs 'Halfway Off the Balcony' on TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Big Sean performed 'Halfway Off The Balcony' off his album 'I Decided.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Hall at Fair Park - I Couldn't Ask For Anything More!
by Robin Bangert - Feb 3, 2017

'S wonderful. 'S marvelous. 'S absolutely freaking flawless! The audience was humming with excitement as the lights grew dim at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Wednesday night for the Dallas debut of 'An American in Paris'. Inspired by the Academy Award winning 1951 film and wonderfully reimagined for the stage in 2015 by director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, with the book by Craig Lucas and set to the fantastic music of George and Ira Gershwin, it was completely captivating from start to finish. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: RADELAIDE! at The Balcony Room At The Griffins Hotel
by Barry Lenny - Feb 24, 2017

This Show Is 'Heaps Good'. (more...)

Ron Fassler and Joanna Gleason are UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actor-writer Ron Fassler for the launching of his new book Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway, February 27th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public and will be followed by a signing. He will be joined by Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods) for a discussion. Copies of the book, published by Griffith Moon Publishing, will be available for purchase ($29.95).  (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Continues 2016-2017 Season with CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Constellations, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen. When it comes to this multi-dimensional love story, just how much is written in the stars?  Marianne and Roland's relationship unfolds across time and space in this spellbinding, heartbreaking look at life and love at the intersection of choice and destiny, written by Nick Payne. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

The Masakowski Family Band Album Release Party at Greenwich House Music School
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Steve Masakowski, the legendary New Orleans jazz guitarist and educator, along with his rising-star children, vocalist Sasha and bassist Martin, have collaborated on a new album, N.O. Escape, featuring a variety of their favorite songs related to their hometown of New Orleans in a style that Steve describes as Nouveaux Trad. (more...)

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...)

BWW REVIEW: Cirque Alfonse Blends Traditional Circus With Contemporary Culture In A Night Of Bearded Hipster Athleticism And Humour.
by Jade Kops - Feb 12, 2017

Canadian circus troupe Cirque Alfonse returns to Australia, bringing their Hipster circus BARBU, filled with hirsute men to Sydney Opera House to delight audiences. (more...)

Lady Gaga Inspired ROMEO AND JULIET Features First Indonesian Juliet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

On the heels of Lady Gaga's triumphant Super Bowl performance and announcement of her Joanne world tour, the Mother Monster keeps influencing new art! Awake At 3 Productions is developing its Romeo & Juliet, inspired by Gaga's music videos, for an Off-Broadway run and companion docu-fiction series. (more...)

The New York Pops Presents LIFE IS A CABARET: THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB Featuring Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On March 10, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the iconic partnership of Fred Ebb and John Kander, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year. (more...)

Support Ally Pally's Restoration Project Through a Permanent Name Plaque on One of Only 630 Theatre Seats
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Alexandra Palace is undergoing one of the most exciting periods of its 150-year history: a complete restoration of the East Wing. This includes the reinstatement of the Victorian Theatre, hidden for over 80 years reopening the historic television studios, known globally as the birthplace of television from where the BBC began broadcasting 80 years ago; and a restored East Court. (more...)

Donald M. Ephraim PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL to Showcase 30 Movies from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The upcoming 27th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will present movies from around the world, opening with ON THE MAP, the true story of Israel's 1977 basketball team, the first to ever bring the coveted European Cup to Israel. Film director Dani Menkin and basketball legend Tal Brody will attend and participate in a post-film discussion at the January 19 screening at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Blog: Keanna Irving - Three Enjoyable 'Study Breaks'
by Guest Blogger: Keanna Irving - Dec 29, 2016

Going to the theater is the best study break in the city. For a few short hours, the stress dissipates and you get lost in stories that actors pour out in front of you. Spontaneous excursions to the theatre have become the occasional treat that I greatly enjoy. After seeing seven shows this semester, a few have stuck out in particular.  (more...)

It's a Winter Wonderland at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Relive the thrills of your childhood on the Sundance Slopes at Double JJ Resort, starting this weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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