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Abbey Theatre (New York, NY)
136 East 13th Street

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Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Geva's 44th Season Begins with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 4 through November 6. (more...)

Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Company - A Fascinating Contemporary Treat
by Charles Shubow - Sep 26, 2016

Director Alan Paul takes risks with Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. (more...)

BWW Recap: EMPIRE's New Groove
by Jennifer McHugh - Sep 22, 2016

Well, I'll say this, EMPIRE wastes NO time in resolving cliffhangers. Yes, the Lyons' are back, down a family member, but back, nonetheless. Season Three is here! (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Opens Gates to the Public for Free
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

For the first time, the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House will be open to the public, free of charge, on weekday mornings (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) beginning Tuesday, October 4 and continuing through the end of the opera season. Visitors to the Met can walk up the famous grand staircase of the opera house, admire the iconic crystal chandeliers, or step out onto The Balcony overlooking Lincoln Center Plaza. Personal photography will be permitted in all public areas of the house, allowing tourists or locals to capture a picture of a classic New York moment. In addition, a large television monitor will give visitors a live look at what's happening on the Met stage, where rehearsals happen every morning for the 225 opera performances the company presents each season. Refreshments will be available for purchase. (more...)

Starry Alumni, Sharp Satire and Hope For The Future In National Youth Theatre 60th Celebrations
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Sixty years young, last night the National Youth Theatre celebrated its storied past, buoyant present and - with a heartfelt plea for more financial support - essential future in a star-studded diamond gala at Shaftesbury Theatre. Those NYT participants who joined the company in this glittering anniversary year really lucked out, noted my companion, but it was hard to find a dull moment in decades of pioneering, diverse and life-changing work, as illustrated by this affectionate revue. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Drama Explores Man's Role as Creator and Destroyer GEIST!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

f GEIST! based on plays by August Stramm, Franz Kafka, Ernst Toller, Gottfried Benn, and Lothar Schreyer. Conceived and directed by Rafael De Mussa, previews begin September 15 at 4th Street Theater with opening night slated for September 18. (more...)

BWW Interview: Steve Perren of PARADE at Panic! Productions
by Cary Ginell - Sep 15, 2016

His day job is as associate justice of the Second District, Division Six of the California Courts of Appeal, but Steve Perren's passion for the stage has seen him appear in a variety of shows in Ventura County over the years. He played founding father Roger Sherman in Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2012 production of 1776 and has also appeared in numerous operettas staged by the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company. In Panic! Productions' Parade, currently playing at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Perren is ideally suited for the part of Judge Leonard S. Roan, who presides over the trial of accused child murderer Leo Frank. Parade deals with the real-life arrest and trial of Frank (played by Joshua Finkel), a Georgia factory superintendent who was accused of murdering 13-year-old factory worker Mary Phagan in 1913. We sat down with Steve during a break in rehearsals for the show, and talked about his unique perspective as an actor who also shares the occupation of the character he portrays. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - One Of My Favorite Sounds
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 13, 2016

The resonance of an orchestra warming up before a performance is a very comforting sound for me: reminiscent of the nights at the theatre with my Meme. But there is something very special regarding the cadence of my first Broadway orchestra in preparation, that sound I will never forget. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Stunning EVITA Makes History on Opening Night With Powerful Performances
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2016

As assured and confident as any long-running musical now - or ever, for that matter - on Broadway, the altogether worldly and completely engaging production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, playing at Andrew Jackson Hall through September 18, gives Nashville audiences the kind of exceptional theater experience they've come to expect from Studio Tenn. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (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...)

Coldwell Banker's The Jills' Sell Four Properties Worth a Combined $21.5 Million on Exclusive Fisher Island, a Real Estate Hot Spot, in Five Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

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Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre to Undergo $2.5 Million Renovation
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The iconic Royal Alexandra Theatre, one of the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatres in North America, will close its doors on May 15, 2016, after KINKY BOOTS ends its successful 11-month run, to undergo a major renovation and restoration. The theatre will reopen on November 15, 2016 with the Canadian premiere of COME FROM AWAY, the Canadian-written, Broadway-bound musical about the people of Gander, NL. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Will Perform with The New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On July 7, 2016, The New York Pops will return to its summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony and Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison and a special guest to be announced. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Review Roundups - May 26, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents Romeo and Juliet, the fifth production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. The cast features Lily James (Juliet), Richard Madden (Romeo), Derek Jacobi (Mercutio), Meera Syal as the Nurse. Romeo and Juliet opened at the Garrick Theatre on 12 May until 13 August.  Press night was 25 May. The production will be broadcast live to cinemas on 7 July. (more...)

Max Truax Named New Artistic Director of Red Tape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Following a nearly 18 month search, Red Tape Theatre has announced award-winning director and theatre-maker, Max Truax, as its new Artistic Director, effective immediately.   (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - NBA All-Star Chris Paul Covers New Edition's 'Candy Girl' on LIP SYNC BATTLE
by - May 2, 2016

On this week's LIP SYNC BATTLE NBA All-Star Chris Paul takes it back to 1983 with New Edition's "Candy Girl" as his LA Clippers teammate DeAndre Jordan and Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith watch from The Balcony. (more...)

BWW Review: Dance Sampled, IDFB, Birmingham Hippodrome, May 2016
by Emma Cann - May 19, 2016

International Dance Festival Birmingham has always strived to open up the world of dance to new and diverse audiences, and no show tackles this mission more directly than Dance: Sampled. Curated by Sadler's Wells, Dance: Sampled is designed to introduce different audiences to dance styles they might not usually have the chance to see, with a high quality mixed bill featuring artists from all over the world. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Join Matthew Morrison & The New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On July 7, 2016, The New York Pops will return to its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison. After a wildly successful outing at the open-air venue in summer 2015, The New York Pops is proud to return to Queens with a full orchestra. The concert will also continue the expanded version of the orchestra's Kids in The Balcony program, offering 1,000 children an opportunity to attend and learn about live music for free. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen
by Barnett Serchuk - May 11, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen's work has appeared at Jacob's Pillow Dance's Inside/Out series (in 2012 & 2013), Dancers Responding to AIDS' Fire Island Dance Festival, the Young Choreographer's Festival, and more. McQueen has appeared in the Broadway National Tours of 'Wicked' and 'The Color Purple', in addition to the Metropolitan Opera's productions of 'Die Fledermaus', 'Aida', 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann', and 'Don Giovanni'. McQueen currently teaches ballet for ABT's and Ailey's educational outreach programs. A graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University B.F.A Program, he's trained as a scholarship recipient with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. (more...)

BWW Review: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's MOZART REQUIEM: 100 VOICES Brings Baroque Music To A New Generation
by Jade Kops - May 1, 2016

The rich old world sound of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir is given a new youthful dimension with the Brandenburg Young Voices Choir for MOZART REQUIEM: 100 VOICES concert. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Columbus Children's Theatre Conveys a Bigger Message
by Hannah Herner - Jun 30, 2016

Stephen Soundheim's classic work, West Side Story has probably been performed thousands, if not a million times since it debuted on Broadway in 1957. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Add More MetFriday Evenings This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

MetFridays: New York's Night Out is expanding this summer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with the addition of thematic programming on June 24 and July 22 at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters, and extended evening hours at The Met Cloisters through Labor Day. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Alessandra Ferri Melts Our Hearts in ROMEO AND JULIET
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 24, 2016

Halfway through the bedroom scene (Act III, Scene I) I thought to myself, 'They're playing the music too quickly!' I was wrong. The tempo was fine; it simply felt faster than normal because the dancing was so wonderful. It's to be expected. Alessandra Ferri was guest starring in American Ballet Theatre's production of Kenneth MacMillan's 'Romeo and Juliet' nine years after she'd retired from the company in the same role. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 11: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Jun 20, 2016

It's about previews….......….. It's about knowing that these days are golden. It's about staying focused. It's about just doing the work. It's about aiming for clarity. (more...)

JSA Welcomes Influential Media to Telecom Exchange NYC June 21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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BWW Recap: Arya Stark Becomes 'No One' on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - Jun 13, 2016

As this season of Game of Thrones draws to a close, Episode 8 gave us the required death count, male nudity (was that far away shot of Sandor pissing what you wanted when you called for equal nudity Emilia Clarke?) and debunked a lot of fan theories and book plot lines that have been building up since the first installment, further confirming the show's insistence that it's truly straying away from it's source material. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA at Olney Theatre Center - Stunning and Innovative
by Charles Shubow - Jul 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's flashy musical gets a different take. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Through the Lens of the Middle East by Way of Topanga Canyon
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 5, 2016

Not even a wall can keep these lovers apart. This particular wall happens to be in modern-day East Jerusalem and as Theatricum Botanicum's production of ROMEO AND JULIET commences, chaos ignites at a checkpoint that divides Israel and Palestine. It is a city that has seen struggle for thousands of years and for one Muslim boy named Romeo and one Jewish girl named Juliet, not even their innocence can change the course of this story. (more...)

Acclaimed Drama GEIST Returns; Previews Begin Sept. 14 at 4th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

New Drama Explores Man's Role as Creator and Destroyer: GEIST! Begins Previews September 15 at 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

East West Players to Present ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, announces its signature "One Night Only" event fundraiser, which this year will introduce new Artistic Director Snehal Desai. He is only the fourth artistic director in East West Players' illustrious half-century history following Oscar nominated actor and EWP co-founder Mako, Independent Spirit Award nominated actress Nobu McCarthy, and Ovation Award winning director Tim Dang. Proceeds of One Night Only benefit the artistic and educational programs of East West Players.  (more...)

Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. Introduces Pikachu-Yellow Pineapple Margarita to Fuel the Pokémon Chase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Want to catch 'em all? Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. located on the north and west balconies of Grand Central Terminal has been invaded! The restaurant recently revealed at least three Pokémon are found in the iconic steak house. In addition, anyone who shows the bartender that they caught one at the restaurant can order a Pikachu-yellow Pineapple Margarita to rest up and fuel up for more 'monster' catching adventures. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular—“An Evening with Renée Fleming,” featuring “America's reigning diva” (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance! One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. From the Metropolitan Opera and the White House to the Super Bowl and now the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the internationally sought-after soprano arrives to inaugurate the Symphony's 10th season in its home. There is no better place in the world to hear this modern diva's sumptuous voice and dazzling technique than in the opulent and acoustically superior Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: UCB Theatre's WE KNOW HOW YOU DIE! at Woolly Mammoth
by Roger Catlin - Jul 15, 2016

New York's UCB Theatre, which grew out of a small group of comics you know in the Upright Citizens Brigade, now contains hundreds of performers you don't know putting on scores of different comedies, sketch shows, online shows and all manner of improv shows at what are now a handful of stages. (more...)

Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Launch Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular-'An Evening with Renee Fleming,' featuring 'America's reigning diva' (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance. (more...)

BWW Preview: LOUISVILLE BALLET - Shakespeare in Dance
by Keith Waits - Aug 9, 2016

Collaboration continues to be in the air in the Louisville arts community. This time around it's not just that Kentucky Shakespeare's community weeks embrace both a musical and ballet, but that the Louisville Ballet week features a brand new work, William's Folly, which brings together a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets, original live music and new choreography. What a combination! (more...)

BWW Preview: IN THE HEIGHTS at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 4, 2016

Last week we spoke with Fearless Shakespeare director Joseph Fuqua, dramaturg Jonathan Drahos, and Musical Theatre Intensive director Brian McDonald about their production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Today we continue our interview with Brian and Joseph about the forthcoming production of In the Heights, which opens this Sunday, August 5 at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

BWW Recap: Back Off Man, I'm a Pharmacist on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 29, 2016

Wait… so… wait… so… Did that like… wait. Okay, I'm a little flabbergasted. Did that just change the entire folk lore of THE WALKING DEAD? Is it possible to… I'm getting ahead of myself and I'm drunk on ellipses. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Childhood Whimsy And Imagination Back To Sydney With KOOZÅ.
by Jade Kops - Aug 27, 2016

Cirque Du Soleil draws on their traditional origins to pair breathtaking acrobatics and hilarious clowning to reinvigorate a sense of wonder as the KOOZÅ box is opened. (more...)

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

England, 1605: A terrorist plot to assassinate King James I and blow up Parliament  with 36 barrels of devilish gunpowder! (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Host BATTLE OF THE CORPORATE BANDS, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Firehouse Theatre presents the first annual BATTLE OF THE CORPORATE BANDS (BOCB) at The National on Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

TEDxYouthParkCity Returns 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

TEDxYouthParkCity returns to The Eccles Center on May 4. A locally curated, satellite spinoff of the internationally renowned TED conference, the event is created specifically for youth in junior high and high school. (more...)

BWW Review: Sweating Bullets at BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Little Effect
by Patrick O'Brien - Apr 27, 2016

Woody Allen's film is promising source material for a musical. This is what we got. (more...)

BWW Recap: THE BLACKLIST Introduces Agnes, But Who Just Left?
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 15, 2016

Liz Keen's wedding blew up; can her delivery be any easier? Raymond Reddington and Tom Keen try to help, but things don't go as planned. Welcome Agnes, but who just died? (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Tries to Fight Myriad
by Nicole Ackman - Apr 11, 2016

This week's cliff-hanger episode of SUPERGIRL was the first part of the climax the show has been working toward the whole season. Non and Indigo are using Myriad to control all of the people in National City and SUPERGIRL, with the help of Cat Grant and Maxwell Lord, must try to find a way to stop them. But when Max offers a dangerous solution, will Kara choose to risk people's lives or to keep fighting with hope? (more...)

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