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The Sounds Of Simon & Garfunkel Come To Heinz Hall For PNC Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The PNC Pops series gives the Grammy-Award winning music of Simon and Garfunkel the orchestral treatment during an evening of nostalgic hits with the "Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel" on March 24-26 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Full Programme Announced for Manchester International Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Manchester International Festival today announces the programme for the 2017 Festival, which takes place 29 June - 16 July this year. (more...)

First Look: Ocean State Theatre Charms Audiences with LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Announces Sneak Peek At 2017–18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today three of the seven productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season, which will include A.C.T.'s first staging of Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party, Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic American take on The Odyssey set against the backdrop of The Civil War. The additional four productions-along with performances order and run dates-will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Black Box Studios Presents THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premier destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of  Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Mary Fahl, Formerly of October Project, to Play The Stage Door in Charlotte on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based Folk-Chamber Pop group October Project.  The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album "The Other Side of Time" on Sony Odyssey.  She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song ("Going Home") for The Civil War epic Gods and Generals.  Her most recent album "Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House", winner of the Indie Acoustic "Album of the Year" award, is a collection of twenty-four tracks recorded live at one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters that captures the soaring, soul-permeating vocals and musical breadth that makes the Mary Fahl concert experience what the Portland Press called "soul-permeating."  Fahl's elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man's folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto. (more...)

Broadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for the 2017.18 Pops Season. The season includes six subscription concerts: Under the Streetlamp with the cast of Chicago's Jersey Boys; Holiday Pops with Andreas Delfs; a semi-staged production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady; Great Balls of Fire! with pianist Tony DeSare; Patriotic Pops with Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins; and Great American Songbook with Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Ashley Brown. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful and Talented Musical Revue Will Make You ROAR
by Ilana Lifshitz - Mar 31, 2017

ROAR, standing for "Rock On American Resurrection," roared to life Thursday at its opening night at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood. In contrast to the intimate, quaint setting of a lobby no larger than my living room and a house whose maximum capacity has to be close to 100, ROAR made me (and probably the rest of the audience) feel like I was at a protest concert during the '60s (Act I) and '80s (Act II). (more...)

Town Players of Newtown Presents Reading of CIVIL RIGHTS: FROM THE WAR TO THE MOVEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Town Players of Newtown presents a special reading of CIVIL RIGHTS: FROM THE WAR TO THE MOVEMENT at the Little Theatre on Sunday, April 9 at 2 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 27, 2017

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series. (more...)

Actor's Express Receives $15K Grant to Support 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Actor's Express has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from Turner to support its production of Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). (more...)

Jean Marie Ivey Shares 'Cassie's Dream'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Jean Marie Ivey, an author who is no stranger to the publishing world with co-author and illustration credentials from the books 'Maine Paradise' and 'Facts and Fancy: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island,' has completed her first novel 'Cassie's Dream': an enthralling voyage through time and location as explored through the dreams and visions of the main character, Cassandra Wright. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. PACKARD: Nevertheless, She Persisted
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 21, 2017

Before Senator Elizabeth Warren, another Elizabeth spoke out, despite being warned and threatened with commitment to an insane asylum. Bridge Repertory Theater, in a co-production with Playhouse Creatures, presents Emily Mann's MRS. PACKARD, a drama inspired by true events, chronicling one woman's fight for the right to freely express her opinion, even if it differed from that of her husband. Under the direction of Emily Ranii, a cast of eighteen actors, lead by Olivia D'Ambrosio, Joseph Rodriguez, and Steven Barkhimer, stages a vivid and compelling interpretation of Mann's play. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' Provocative and Compelling CLYBOURNE PARK
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2017

Daniel DeVault's taut, focused direction and consistent performances from his ensemble of actors are the hallmarks of Circle Players' latest show in their 2016-17 season - Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park - now onstage, appropriately and significantly at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, named for one of Nashville's most venerated civil rights leaders through April 2. (more...)

Playwright Tony Kushner Speaks Out Against Elimination of the NEA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday morning, as many have feared, the the Trump administration's budget plans will indeed eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities- the first time this has been proposed since their creation in 1965. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Stage Rare Revival of O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

As the centerpiece of the Company's 25th anniversary season, Target Margin Theater and Abrons Arts Center will present a rare revival of Eugene O'Neill's great trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Herskovits, and running April 26-May 20. Part Greek tragedy, part family play, part history play, Mourning Becomes Electra (O'Neill's 1931 adaptation of Aeschylus 'The Oresteia') mashes myth, Freudian psychology and melodrama into an epic six hour production. (more...)

BWW Interview: "Catch a Rising Star" Kimberly Suskind from JOHN AND JEN
by Pati Buehler - Mar 14, 2017

This two person musical about a brother and sister both warms and breaks hearts. (more...)

Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2017

Come From Away, the new musical based on the stories of those left stranded on airplanes during 9/11, opens tonight at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows. (more...)

THE SOUNDS OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL To Come To Heinz Hall For PNC Pops, 3/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The PNC Pops series gives the Grammy-Award winning music of Simon and Garfunkel the orchestral treatment during an evening of nostalgic hits with the "Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel" on March 24-26 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Ken Burns Visits Ann Arbor for Special Preview of Upcoming PBS Documentary Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

America's most acclaimed filmmaker and former Ann Arbor resident, Ken Burns, will pay a special visit to his hometown on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, to preview and discuss his latest film, The Vietnam War airing on PBS stations nationwide in September 2017. During the event, which will take place at the Michigan Theater, Burns will also present a showcase of his work and discuss with the audience his upcoming projects and his work as a filmmaker and historian. Tickets are available at http://dptv.org/vietnam. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

FIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre, the multiple Tony Award-winning theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classic works, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

UNITED FLIGHT 232, ELLEN BOND, UNION SPY and More Set for The House Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces its 16th season of creating 'Amazing Feats of Storytelling' held at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson-Led HAMLET, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Round Out A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final four productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season. The 2017-18 season marks the 25th anniversary of Perloff's arrival at A.C.T.; the longtime artistic director recently announced she would depart following the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Actor's Express stages Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) May 13-June 11, 2017. (more...)

BWW Preview: Must-See Shows in Atlanta in May
by Amy Zipperer - Apr 28, 2017

In case you haven't heard, I-85 has gone all zombie apocalypse. But if you're willing to fight the undead, Atlanta's offering up some promising shows this May. (more...)

Parthenia Viol Consort to Perform William Lawes at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Parthenia, New York's premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 PM, performing William Lawes - The Complete Consort Sets for Six Viols and Organ at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Women's Involvement in American Civil War Emphasized
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Railroad Songs & Stories to be presented at Fort Caspar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Fort Caspar Museum Association is pleased to announce its Spring Lunch and Learn program.  It will be held on Saturday, May 13th and will feature musical historian Bill Rossiter who will present "The Magic Carpet Made of Steel: Songs and Stories of the Railroad."  (more...)

WOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Summer 2017 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein). (more...)

Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins Join Billy Stritch in HAVEN'T WE MET? at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Broadway performers Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins will return in tandem with pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch in "Haven't We Met?" (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brothers Chronicle the Sordid Tale of the Bender Clan in Seven Parts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Southern Rep Theatre Concludes 30th Season with FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Southern Rep Theatre presents the regional premiere of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks from May 31 to June 25 at Marquette Theatre, Loyola University. The play's "parts" unfold as three acts of a single performance, staged with two intermissions. (more...)

Six Finalists Named for 2017 Chautauqua Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce six exceptional books as the 2017 finalists for The Chautauqua Prize, now in its sixth year (more...)

Black Box Theatre Presents THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premier destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of   Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, starting later this week in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis and More to Rock Out at PERFORMING ARTISTS THAT HELP for The Path Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Path Fund Inc. is kicking off their 10th year by doing what they do best: rockin' out with some of Broadway's hottest stars. (more...)

BWW Review: West Coast Premiere of PURE CONFIDENCE Races to the Top of the Pack
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2017

Since I left the theater last Sunday, I have been singing 'Camptown Races' (sometimes referred to as 'Camptown Ladies'), a comic song written by Stephen Foster, known as the father of American music who was considered the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. Appropriately, the song was published in 1850 in Foster's Plantation Melodies, making it the perfect theme song for PURE CONFIDENCE, a play set in the high-stakes world of Civil War-era horse racing. This surprisingly funny and daring story takes a look at the complexity of race relations, love and dignity in the second half of the nineteenth century. Against a vivid backdrop of fast horses, gritty racetracks and high-stakes betting, it's an extraordinary tale of human triumphs and failings. (more...)

Passim Welcomes Mary Fahl, formerly of October Project, to the Stage This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based Folk-Chamber Pop group October Project. (more...)

Showbiz Players Present THE CIVIL WAR at Carnegie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Showbiz Players opens Frank Wildhorn's musical "The Civil War" on April 28th at the Carnegie Theatre, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. 41011. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 14, 2017

Today's subjects, Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra, are currently living their theatre lives as the orchestrator and musical director, respectively, for the Ford's Theatre production of Ragtime. The show continues through May 20th. (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

Chess in the Schools to Host 30th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Chess in the Schools, the nonprofit educational organization empowering New York City's inner-city students through chess,will host its 30th Anniversary Benefit Celebration Monday, May 8 at Guastavino's (409 E 59th Street, NYC). (more...)

THE CIVIL WAR Musical to Run at Schwartz Center in Dover This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Celebrate the City of Dover's 300th Anniversary with this outstanding lineup of Delaware actors and musicians, produced by Delaware's own Tommye Staley. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Taurean Blacque to Return to Peterborough for THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Star of the 80s TV show Hill Street Blues and last seen locally in the Peterborough Players 2016 production of Driving Miss Daisy, Taurean Blacque will be returning to Peterborough this summer to open the Players season as 'Simon' in the Matthew Lopez drama, The Whipping Man. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre announces its 2017-18 Season under new Chief Executive Officer, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, and its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." (more...)

Private Papers of Robert E. Lee Go Online Via ProQuest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

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Casting Announced For Servant Stage Company's Production of THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Servant Stage Company is pleased to announce casting for their upcoming production of The Civil War, the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn, Jr. The production will be led by Servant Stage Company Artistic Director Wally Calderon, and features a cast of over 30 performers. (more...)

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