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Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 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...)

Add A Touch of Star Quality to Your Tree with Brand-New Patti LuPone EVITA Holiday Ornament
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The ninth ornament in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Broadway Legends series is the magnificent Patti LuPone in her Tony Award-winning role as Eva Peron in Evita. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 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...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 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, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)

Review Roundup: HOLIDAY INN Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 6, 2016

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical opens officially tonight at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld will have all the reviews as they roll in. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

NYC's 2 Ring Circus Appears in Geva's '...FORUM' Staring Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 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 tonight, October 4, through November 6. (more...)

Halloween ROCKY HORROR Tradition to Return to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 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, on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m., with a live accompanying 'shadowcast.' (more...)

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...)

Alice Ripley to Launch 'Live From 16 Gramercy Park' Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

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

BWW Review: EVITA Shines at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Oct 24, 2016

Any show that starts with the death and mourning of the title character, whether it is good or bad, is going to leave an immediate impact.  Evita, the enduring musical biography of Eva Peron does just that, with extremely difficult music by musical theatre kingpin Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice.  (more...)

Majestic Repertory Theatre Presents Classic Thriller THE BAD SEED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Little Rhoda Penmark is every parent's dream...and one mother's nightmare! William March's chilling novel THE BAD SEED was such a huge hit when it was released that it was immediately adapted to the Broadway stage by Maxwell Anderson. It subsequently became a Hollywood film featuring most of the original stage cast. Since then it has become a staple of the horror canon and a cult classic among film lovers. (more...)

BWW Review: Superb Performers Sparkle in Company XIV's PARIS
by Bob Rizzo - Oct 24, 2016

If there is one thing director/choreographer Austin McCormick can be accused of it's that he consistently puts on a titillating, atmospheric and imaginative show. (more...)

BWW Review: NOISES OFF at Soulpepper Theatre
by Maral Chouljian - Oct 2, 2016

Taking the title from theatrical stage directions, Soulpepper's Noises Off is a refreshing recreation of the well-known farce, entertaining the audience through perfectly executed slapstick and exaggerated situations. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Remodels THE MODEL APARTMENT at the Geffen
by Gil Kaan - Oct 18, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winner and much lauded playwright Donald Margulies' currently back in Los Angeles for his revival of his 1988 Obie Award-winning THE MODEL APARTMENT. His foray into writing for film The End of the Tour made him a festival darling with nominations for Film Independent Spirit and UCLA Scripter Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: Don't Cry for Cabrillo's Must See EVITA
by Don Grigware - Oct 17, 2016

Tim Rice's & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita has had a thirty-eight year international love affair with the public since it  premiered in 1978 in London and in 1979 on Broadway. The newest revival in regional theatre is currently at Cabrillo in Thousand Oaks until October 23 only. An operetta based on Eva Duarte Peron and husband Juan Peron of Argentina, the story documents the rise to power of a simple peasant girl to the rank - almost - of Vice-President of her country. I say almost because she became too ill to accept the nomination in 1951 and passed into immortality in 1952 after a seven year reign as First Lady of Argentina, which began in 1946. Evita: criminal or saint? has been the topic of books and documentaries. Eva (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Opens Their Season with THE MUSICAL WORLD OF LERNER AND LOEWE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, launched its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of their landmark production of My Fair Lady, The New York Pops will highlight the songwriting team's iconic collaborations from the Golden Age of Broadway, including selections from Camelot, Brigadoon, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon. Guest artists Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes of Broadway fame alongside operatic baritone Nathan Gunn will bring these legendary show tunes to life with the full 78-piece New York Pops. The orchestra and soloists will be joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - The Theatricality of Concerts
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Oct 14, 2016

Very recently, I drove from Auburn to Atlanta to see one of my favorite bands at The Tabernacle - Two Door Cinema Club - and not only did I end up falling in love with them even more, but I also fell in love with Jack Garratt, who was opening for them. My friend Josh and I went together, because neither of us know anybody in Auburn who likes the same music we do - but I ended up seeing my friend and fellow sound designer, Carl, there also!  (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Tonight, 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...)

Photo Coverage: Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes & Nathan Gunn Rehearse to Kick Off The New York Pops Season with Lerner & Loewe
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 14, 2016

Tonight, 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...)

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...)

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...)

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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