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Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SOUVENIR at Granite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Granite Theatre of Westerly, announces the opening of Stephen Temperley's comedy with music 'Souvenir' the hilarious, true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the infamous grand dame of the 1930's high society and arguably one of the worst singing voices of all time. It was a very recent highly acclaimed movie that starred Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The show opens Friday May 26, 2017 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through June 18, 2017. Producer/ Artistic Director for the theatre is David Jepson. BroadwayWorld has a first look a the cast in action below! (more...)

New Gay Rock Opera TUNNELVISION: THE MUSICAL to Premiere at The Studio @ 620
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, The Studio @ 620 will present the world debut of the new gay rock opera, 'Tunnelvision: The Musical.' (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Corey Mach
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 7, 2017

Today's subject Corey Mach is currently living his theatre life as part of a play that deals with a true “legend” of pop music. I'm referring to that off-pitch sensation Mrs. Miller. Corey Mach portrays her accompanist Simon Bock in Mrs.Miller Does her Thing, which is now playing at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia through March 26th. (more...)

BWW Review: BUS STOP at Jewel Box Theatre is a Trip Worth Taking
by Robert Barossi - Mar 6, 2017

Let's face it, long bus rides can be an at-times uncomfortable and awkward journey. The seats are not always conducive to comfort and if there are lots of people, it's going to get cramped. But, as the saying goes, it's not about the journey, it's about the destination, and while the ride might be bumpy, getting to our destination is often rewarding and exciting. William Inge's Bus Stop, now playing at Jewel Box Theatre, is a bit like a long bus journey. The ride might have its ups and downs, but it's the destination, the pay-off, that makes it a journey well worth taking. (more...)

'Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends' On Display at National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends is the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of the great British painter Howard Hodgkin, who died earlier this month at the age of 84. The exhibition shows the breadth and nature of Hodgkin's long-standing engagement with portraiture, an important aspect of his work that has been largely overlooked because his work appears abstract. With over 50 works from collections around the world and dating from 1949 to the present, the exhibition traces the development of Hodgkin's portraits, exploring his important contribution to our understanding of what constitutes a portrait and examining key themes within the artist's work: colour, memory, emotion and imagination. (more...)

BWW Review: Forum Theatre celebrates #NASTYWOMENREP
by Keith Tittermary - Mar 21, 2017

“Men are like weapons. Women are like wounds.” That is a poignant line and an apt summation of the first part of Forum Theatre's #NastyWomen ethos. The first piece in this horrifying, yet deeply moving, work is Monica Byrne's What Every Girl Should Know, which takes place in 1914 and follows four teen girls in a New York reformatory. (more...)

Review Roundup: LoftOpera Production of Rossini's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

LoftOpera opened Rossini's OTHELLO on March 16 in Brooklyn. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 79th Season of Shows! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes Five Premiers that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse!   (more...)

BWW Review: Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT: THE SUN ALSO RISES an Exuberant Celebration of Hemingway's Classic
by Andrew White - Mar 2, 2017

Elevator Repair Service, a New York company with a decided literary turn, has brought its lengthy but satisfying staging of Hemingway's first novel, 'The Sun Also Rises,' to Shakespeare Theatre Company's Landsburgh stage for a healthy Washington run. For Hemingway fans, this is reason enough to make a pilgrimage downtown; for theatre enthusiasts, even those who wouldn't normally touch Hemingway with a 10-foot-pole, the sheer exuberance and creativity of the ensemble should be a huge draw. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?'
by Gary Laird - Mar 16, 2017

The latest iteration of the production on tour is crafted with care and performed with verve. It's an 'old-fashioned' Broadway staple, and it never wears out its welcome. It unabashedly tugs at the heartstrings, tickles the funny bone and jerks the tears, just as it did when it opened 66 years ago this month. Few musicals achieve this kind of longevity, and more than a few of those are from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

BWW Review: A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 16, 2017

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas is one of my all-time favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. It's also an original, immersive fantasy! (more...)

BWW Review: HAY FEVER at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Jun 9, 2017

A frothy Noel Coward evening on a warm June night sounds like perfect programming. Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre is presenting his light hearted romp HAY FEVER with mixed results, at best. Although considered one of Coward's lesser works, HAY FEVER has achieved a respectable position in the theatre canon, mostly in part to it's unique opportunities to portray lovably odd characters. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Churchill Theatre, Bromley
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 7, 2017

This take on the Hollywood classic Thoroughly Modern Millie last played Broadway back in 2002. However, regardless of the casts plucky efforts to inject some New York panache to proceedings, 'Millie' emerges as a particularly poor choice for revisiting in 2017. The story features threads that sit uncomfortably in the present day. Mrs Meers with her chopstick clad hair and mock Chinese accent is amusing for ten minutes but after a couple of scenes just seems plain racist. Millie's chunk of the plot hangs on the idea that she needs to find a rich man to marry to get on in life. Where do I even start with that one? (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 is Doubleplusungood at Obsidian Theater
by Brett Cullum - Jun 3, 2017

It's certainly a relevant piece for our time, and I applaud the intention of bringing it to life in this era of political debate and mistrust of the media. But if you're going to dig this one up then have the nerve to make it feel dangerously close to the outside world. (more...)

CATF Playwright Kara Lee Corthron Set for Signing at Four Seasons Books
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown will host a book signing by award-winning playwright and author Kara Lee Corthron on June 24th at 1pm. Corthron is the playwright of Welcome to Fear City¸ receiving its world premiere at the Contemporary American Theater Festival this July. (more...)

Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release New Single 'Panic Attack'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The new single from Brian May and Kerry Ellis, 'PANIC ATTACK', released June 14 by Sony Music, is a heart-felt paean for hope and positivity in the darkest times, both personal and worldly. (more...)

Rock Opera DAWN OF PARADISE Due Out 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

PARADISE – consisting of the Portland-by-way-of-Chicago husband/wife team of guitarist/vocalist Steven Denekas and vocalist/keyboardist Tamar Berk – have fashioned a loving homage to the classic rock opera in their third album, Dawn of Paradise, a double-vinyl LP which gleefully references the likes of The Who's Tommy, Pink Floyd's The Wall, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Yes' Tales of Topographic Oceans and even such recent efforts as Green Day's American Idiot.  (more...)

BWW Review: SAND IN THE SANDWICHES, Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 1, 2017

Edward Fox stars in the one-man tribute to Great Britain's most acclaimed Poet Laureate John Betjeman. Following a successful UK tour, Sand in the Sandwiches is a verbal tour de force for the actor, who, at the age of 80, delivers a distinguished transposition of the artist. (more...)

BWW Feature: TO THE NINES at Sylvia Beard Theater
by Justin Cole Adams - Jan 7, 2017

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BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

KODO Returns to U.S. in 22-City Tour, 1/26-3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Kodo — the  world's most celebrated masters of Japanese percussion, who played a singular role in popularizing modern taiko drumming — will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017.  Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo will bring a display of their raw athleticism and rhythmic mastery back to the U.S. with this cutting-edge and ever-evolving production featuring the men of Kodo in a bold portrayal of the essence of drumming through this vibrant living art form.  2017 tour highlights include stops at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Chicago's Symphony Center the Smith Center in Las Vegas and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York City.  Complete schedule below. (more...)

'Yet' Philosophy Inspires Lexus Design Award 2017 Finalists, Announced Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

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BWW Interview: Lucas Gomez of BLACKLISTERS at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jan 30, 2017

When I wrote Blacklisters, I was focusing on fascism and totalitarianism through the perspective of the individual in relation to absurdism. It's strange now considering the relevance a lot people who've been involved with the script have given it. On one hand it bugs me that the current events are being very tightly tied to the story when it was not my intention, but I can't deny that interest in it has picked up as a result. As I see it, what I wrote in this show was designed to be slightly unreal and terrifying but not beholden to a specific time period. I also can't deny that inspiration comes from weird places and like most people I was obsessively watching last years politics unfold, largely in horror, so it probably affected me. (more...)

KODO Kicks-Off United States Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Kodo - the world's most celebrated masters of Japanese percussion, who played a singular role in popularizing modern taiko drumming - presents their newest program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January 26 and March 25, 2017.  Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo will bring a display of their raw athleticism and rhythmic mastery back to the U.S. with this cutting-edge and ever-evolving production featuring the men of Kodo in a bold portrayal of the essence of drumming through this vibrant living art form.  2017 tour highlights include stops at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Chicago's Symphony Center the Smith Center in Las Vegas and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York City.  Complete schedule below. (more...)

The Acting Co's X/JULIUS CAESAR Rep Headed to Spencer Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

UMKC Theatre and The Acting Company is pleased to present a new artistic and educational collaboration as part of its 2016-17 season and 44th national tour featuring two new gripping dramas in repertory -- the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's X: Or, Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (more...)

BWW Review: Las Mujeres Verdaderas Tienen Curvas (REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES) from Teatro Tercera Llamada
by Keith Waits - Jan 18, 2017

Las Mujeres Verdaderas Tienen Curvas (Real Women Have Curves) (more...)

KODO: DADAN 2017 to Bring Modern Taiko Drumming to Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Cincinnati Arts Association will present Kodo - the world's foremost professional taiko company which has singularly played the most important role in popularizing modern taiko drumming. The acclaimed company, direct from Japan, will present its newest program, DADAN, in North America for the first time. The much-anticipated tour will play the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYALE at City Theatre Showcases the Power of Sports and Theatre in 75 Brilliant Minutes
by Mike Mekus - Feb 9, 2017

THE ROYALE at City Theatre follows the story of Heavyweight Champion boxer Jay Johnson as he deals with racial inequity and impacting African-American culture with his success. (more...)

HOLLYWOOD GIRL: THE PEG ENTWISTLE STORY Wins Best Dramatic Short Film At The Hollywood Reel Independant Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Inspired by true events, 'Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle Story, is based the on tragic ending of film actress & Broadway muse, Peg Entwistle. Peg is most remembered as the starlet who leapt off the *Hollywood(land)* sign in the midst of the great depression and on the verge of her own career breakthrough in 1932. (more...)

BWW Review: TREVOR Monkeys Around at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Feb 28, 2017

TREVOR is what the Catastrophic Theatre does best - funny and provocative work that has much to say about the human condition. It's fascinating it takes a celebrity-obsessed chimpanzee to deliver the most human and touching of performances thanks to the combination of Kyle Sturdivant's acting prowess and a whipsmart script from Nick Jones. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 23, 2017

Suffused with grief and unrequited love, Twelfth Night is often played as an anti-comedy - more melancholy than mirthful. Not so in Simon Godwin's brash, gender-bending, utterly joyful rendering, which takes loss as a cue to embrace life. (more...)

The Acting Co's X/JULIUS CAESAR Rep Headed to Spencer Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

UMKC Theatre and The Acting Company is pleased to present a new artistic and educational collaboration as part of its 2016-17 season and 44th national tour featuring two new gripping dramas in repertory -- the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's X: Or, Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (more...)

HOLLYWOOD GIRL: THE PEG ENTWISTLE STORY Wins Best Dramatic Short Film At The Hollywood Reel Independant Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Inspired by true events, 'Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle Story, is based the on tragic ending of film actress & Broadway muse, Peg Entwistle. Peg is most remembered as the starlet who leapt off the *Hollywood(land)* sign in the midst of the great depression and on the verge of her own career breakthrough in 1932. (more...)

BWW Review: DISGRACED at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre - An Exhilarating Human Experience
by Sofia Carianna, Student Critic - Feb 17, 2017

A magnificent rendering of the times we live in, from the eyes of the people we elect to ignore. (more...)

New Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Products
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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BWW Review: STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE!, Wembley Arena
by Vikki Broad - Feb 11, 2017

The Strictly Tour has now been an annual fixture in fans' calendars for ten years. Each time the casual enthusiast mentally prepares themselves for a some full on fluff and scripted joviality but on this opening night at Wembley, this relentlessly joyful show was full of heart which is exactly what the world needs right now. (more...)

The Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

In Ara Vito's Southern Gothic-inspired treatment of Sophocles' Antigone, the bond between two sisters is challenged by the tragedies of national and familial conflict. Against the backdrop of a decaying home in middle-of-nowhere country, the air is imbued with history and spirits walk the earth. Tragedy is yesterday and tomorrow and now - uncovered by love, betrayal, death, and hope. Summer Shack directs. (more...)

Shadowbox Live Continues Holiday Celebrations and Live Entertainment with HOLIDAY HOOPLA, THE HOLIDAY LUNCHBOX, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

The Climax of the holiday season is right around the corner but the celebrations will continue at Shadowbox Live right up to the end of the year! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Tampa (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Apr 3, 2017

Magicians have always found a home on stage, whether it was during vaudeville's heyday or on Broadway, and THE ILLUSIONISTS is proof that this association is still going strong (of course, the art of magic goes back many centuries, long before either existed). I have to confess that I've never actually seen any magician perform live. Most of my experience has been limited to watching various acts perform on television over the years. But, when you watch them on TV the more skeptical viewer is always aware that even though a particular stunt may seem phenomenal, there's that sense that maybe this was edited or achieved through camera trickery. That's not necessarily a fair assumption, but it's one I think a lot of people share. After having witnessed THE ILLUSIONISTS in person I find myself at a loss to explain how most of their illusions were created. And that's what makes this show so amazing. Their recent performance at the Fox Theatre was a truly wondrous and amusing experience that had me pondering over and over afterwards: "Just how did they do that?" (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Russell Beale Talks Classical Music and THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by Marianka Swain - Apr 3, 2017

Alongside a lauded acting career - he will reprise his Prospero when the RSC's The Tempest comes to the Barbican this summer - Simon Russell Beale has retained his passion for classical music, through projects like BBC series Sacred Music. This Wednesday, he performs as the narrator for City of London Sinfonia's Closer: The Soldier's Tale - an intimate version of Stravinsky's parable, directed by Dame Janet Suzman at Shoreditch's Village Underground. (more...)

DJ W!LD Releases 'Techno City' Album on 'W' Label
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Bastion of the Parisian underground scene and Circoloco resident at DC10, Dijon-born DJ W!LD is a longstanding figure who has remained true to his roots since the outset. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Met announces the new season of MetLiveArts, the Museum's performance series that, over the past five seasons, has emerged as a vital part of the contemporary live-arts scene in New York City and a leader in genre-defying performance work. (more...)

Review Roundup: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical RAGTIME, the dazzling new musical ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920's, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINSLOW BOY at Irish Classical Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Apr 24, 2017

A family's desire for wealth is at odds with it's desire for honor in Terence Rattigan's intriguing THE WINSLOW BOY now on stage at the Irish Classical Theatre. (more...)

Leomark Studios New Horror Draws on Community
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Leomark Studios is taking a “web page” out of bigger producers' books with its IndieGoGo campaign for CALCULATING EUPHORIA, which is live until May 14. (more...)

Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin will perform John Corigliano's Troubadours: Variations for Guitar & Orchestra, written for Isbin,  with the American Composers Orchestra on May 23at Symphony Space at 8 pm.  (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

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