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DECFA to Present Free Musical Performance Celebrating Duke Ellington's 118th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will celebrate the 118th birthday of Duke Ellington with a Free all-Ellington musical performance on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1 to 3 PM which will be staged at the Duke Ellington statue that stands majestically at The Corner of 110th Street and Fifth Avenue - the Gateway to Harlem, it was announced by noted dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Duke Ellington's granddaughter, who is Founder/President of DECFA. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 Summer Season Promises 'Most Diverse Season Ever Produced'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As the curtain goes up the stage heats up with an amazing presentation of musicals for Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 summer season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Broadway Arts Camp Co-Founder, Alexis Carra
by West of Broadway - Apr 24, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong sits down with Broadway Veteran and Co-founder of Broadway Arts Camp, Alexis Carra to discuss her journey from Broadway to Hollywood. Alexis also shares some stories from backstage and on set as well as her motivation behind her love of teaching and why her and her partner Chryssie Whitehead founded this west coast musical theater camp. (more...)

Fugard Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE EULOGISTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present the world premiere of double Fleur du Cap writer award winner Louis Viljoen's new play, THE EULOGISTS. Viljoen is the Fugard Theatre's Writer in Residence and THE EULOGISTS excitingly marks his first offering in this position. THE EULOGISTS will run from 30 May until 24 June 2017 in the Fugard Studio Theatre. (more...)

PUNTS by Sarah Page to Play Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man's sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it. Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts - produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret presents Billy Porter in BROADWAY AND SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

???????Bay Area Cabaret celebrates their season finale with Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter performing Broadway and Soul. Entertainment weekly says, 'Billy Porter is remarkable in a star-making turn." As the irrepressible Lola in the musical Kinky Boots, Billy made an indelible mark on Broadway when his electrifying performance earned him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic Circle Awards. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We wish you a wonderful start to your work week while posing the musical question: Are you as water-logged as we are? The rains in Tennessee over the weekend are, according to the Weather Channel, on their way out of the area and sunshine is just around The Corner…just in time, we say! There's a lot of theater coming up this week and we've got shows to see and people to watch! Greetings to today's cover model Jordan Tudor Haggard who may or may not be enjoying a butterscotch sundae to kick off her day while she catches up on today's news of a theatrical bent. (more...)

The United States Pizza Team Competes at the World Pizza Championship in Parma, Italy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The U.S. Pizza Team (USPT) will be returning to Parma, Italy, to compete in the 26th annual World Pizza Championship May 8-10, 2017. The team will bring 17 competitors, all master pizzaiolos, from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, and New York. Team captain Michael LaMarca, owner of the Master Pizza chain in Cleveland, Ohio, Coaches Gino Rago, owner of Panino's Pizza in Chicago, and Jamie Culliton, the reigning world champion in freestyle acrobatics, will lead the team in hopes of returning with gold medals. (more...)

L.L.Bean to Open its First Store in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

L.L.Bean is pleased to announce that it will be opening its first Utah store in Park City in the winter of 2017 or spring of 2018. It will be L.L.Bean's westernmost store, located on The Corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue in the new retail development, The Kimball on Main. L.L.Bean's new 6,300 square-foot store is unique from its other stores in that the smaller, more intimate footprint will highlight a carefully curated assortment of L.L.Bean's most innovative, active outdoor lifestyle gear and apparel specifically selected for residents and visitors of the Park City area and the outdoor activities that abound there and throughout Utah, such as winter sports, hiking and camping. The store will employ approximately 30 people from the area and exist as a community outdoor resource for high-quality gear and apparel, as well as technical expertise and local knowhow. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: New Work, SMURF IN WANDERLAND Shines A Spotlight On Sydney, Its People, Passion And Perseverance As A Community United By Sport.
by Jade Kops - Apr 23, 2017

David William's new one man show, SMURF IN WANDERLAND, shares a personal story of discovery as he undertakes his own social experiment to challenge the notion that Sydney is dangerously divided by its' sporting loyalties. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Unveil 35th Season at HAPPENIN' AT THE HOLLEMANS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A winding road.  A musical based on a treasured Christmas movie.  A Vietnam tribute.  A musical world good enough to make into a cobbler.  A classic about corn in a southern state.  This is just a taste of what awaits The Corner of Franklin and First in 2017-2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with BLACK & WHITE's Thola Antamu
by David Fick - Apr 21, 2017

Thola Antamu is a theatre-maker and performer, as well as a fearless blogger. Currently preparing for her performance in BLACK & WHITE at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, she found time to answer some questions about the production and her views of theatre in South Africa. (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Screening, Showtune Sing-a-longs and More Set for United Palace This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

United Palace, the stunning architectural gem that recalls the movie palaces of a bygone era, is hosting a series of blockbuster special events for adults and children of all ages on the weekend of May 6 and 7. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre Presents Hilarious Hit Musical [TITLE OF SHOW]
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

To anyone who has ever had a dream and dared to try and make that dream a reality, no matter what the obstacle, the Roxy Regional Theatre has just the show for you.  Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's unique, unusually named hit musical comedy [title of show] comes to The Corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville, April 28 - May 13. (more...)

Summer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

Buntport Theater Company presents Their Newest Creation THE CRUD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

An absurd fairy tale about both the crud on your floor and the crud in your head. (more...)

Concrete Temple Theatre to Bring REMEMBERING EVANGELINE to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Concrete Temple Theatre will present the world premiere of Remembering Evangeline, running for 14 performances, June 1 - 17 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). Remembering Evangeline is written and directed by Renee Philippi and performed by Carlo Adinolfi, Sook Kim and Eun Sung Lee. (more...)

Brooklyn 5G Summit Showcases Advanced Research and Technology Fueling 5G Wireless Drive To Commercial Reality
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

Announcing FRIDAY FEST 2017 at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

With summer just around The Corner it's time to announce Friday Fest '17, theFREE outdoor summertime concert series, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! The family-friendly party of the summer will take place select Friday nights from 5-9PM on the Bayfront Lawn of the Van Wezel featuring some of Sarasota's top musical talent. (more...)

Bed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Forged in the kiln of the civil rights movement and birthed in the midst of urban decay, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), founded in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Black community in the United States. With a deepened and renewed commitment to supporting revolutionary art makers and protecting sustainable art spaces, Restoration launches the dynamic 21st century creative complex: RestorationArt.   (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

VIDEO: Playwright Antoinette Nwandu Talks PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A bold, incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Steppenwolf recently sat down with the playwright to discuss her new work - see what she had to say below! (more...)

ROTH BAR Debuts at Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery in Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Located at the temporary downtown New York City home of international gallery Hauser & Wirth, the Roth Bar is a specially-crafted liquor and coffee bar made from locally sourced salvaged materials, designed by Bjorn Roth, Oddur Roth and Einar Roth. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Now for Warsaw Federal Incline Theater's Summer Classics Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets to individual shows in the 2017 Summer Classics Season at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater are NOW on sale! (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Paul Boos
by Barnett Serchuk - Apr 17, 2017

Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos relocated himself to NY at 15 to study dance on full scholarship at the Harkness House. Following this, he studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater School, and finally the School of American Ballet. It was at SAB, while working extensively with both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, that Mr. Boos developed an intimate understanding of the connection between music and movement. (more...)

I AM Mechanics to Offer Automotive A/C Repair at Competitive Pricing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

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Michael Head Puts the Finishing Touches to New Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Though he is undoubtedly one of the UK's greatest living songwriters, Michael Head may not be a name that is immediately familiar, however his influence is extensive and his music, sublime.  (more...)

Philly Pretzel Factory Celebrates 10 Years of Pretzel Giveaways for National Pretzel Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

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OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley Opens at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present John Patrick Shanley's beloved Irish romantic comedy, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, April 21 through May 28 on its Main Stage at 125. So. 7th St. on The Corner of Main St. and 7th in historic downtown Santa Paula. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $24.00 for adults, Seniors/Students $22.00, Children $18.00. Reservations may be made online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling our Box Office at 805.525.4645 (more...)

Bill Fayne's BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Come to the Suncoast Showroom 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Bill Fayne's 'Broadway Showstoppers' will bring iconic show tunes to the Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, May 27. (more...)

Tina Fey Reportedly Turns Down Offer to Host 2017 TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 14, 2017

The 2017 TONY AWARDS are just around The Corner and theater fans are anxiously awaiting word as to who will take on hosting duties for this year's ceremony. (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Hit HEMELRUIM Comes to the Fugard Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed production HEMELRUIM comes to the Fugard Theatre Studio for a limited run from 25 April to 13 May. The production will be performed in Afrikaans, with English surtitles. (more...)

Photographer Anne Barlinckhoff's 'Strength Africa' Solo Exhibition Launches at the Quin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - The Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, welcomes the inspiring Dutch photographer Anne Barlinckhoff on April 20th for the launch of her solo exhibition 'Strength Africa,' co-curated by DK Johnston and Hyland Mather. Barlinckhoff displays both a remarkable eye for detail and the ability to build trust with her subjects, attributes that have already earned the young artist an avid following worldwide. The exhibition, on view in public spaces within the Quin through May, highlights large works selected from the artist's recent travels through West Africa. Strength Africa focuses on intimate portraits that have become a hallmark of her work. (more...)

Sculptor James Muir Features 'The Begats'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Internationally renowned allegorical sculptor James Muir has spent his lifetime translating his deep spiritual convictions and social consciousness into profound works of art reflecting the critical nature of the times in which we live.  His work, prized by public and private collectors across the globe, speaks eloquently of duty, honor, courage, and justice, but above all, truth and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.  His pieces are in both public and private collections internationally including the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Charles Chatelain about Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS
by West of Broadway - Apr 13, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott sit down with the Charles Chatelain, President of the Center Theater Group's Young Producers Circle to discuss the Fiasco Theater's production of Into the Woods performing at the Ahmanson Theater from now until May 14th. (more...)

Transcontinental Inc. divesting media assets in Atlantic Canada
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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The Music Hall Presents the 26th Annual Kitchen Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

What better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than attending the 26th Annual Kitchen Tour, this year set in the heart of Portsmouth's Little Harbour neighborhood. (more...)

Doo-Wop, Swing and Jive with Postmodern Jukebox at MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Enjoy a whole new take on the songs you love in a way you've never heard before! Pop hits get a doo-wop, swing, or ragtime remix at Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

MAGIC MONDAY Returns to Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts every Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse from May 1 through August 28. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company and Music2Life to Launch 'MUSIC FOR CHANGING TIMES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company, in association with Music2Life, presents a new weeklong series of events in Ventura, California, May 8 - 13, 2017, called MUSIC FOR CHANGING TIMES: LOOKING BACK/MOVING FORWARD. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Harlem Gospel Travelers and More Coming Up This Spring at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, April 12-23, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Kristina Leigh Wiggins Shares 'Building Your Home: A Simple Guide to Making Good Decisions'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Building Your Home: A Simple Guide to Making Good Decisions (Brown Books Publishing Group) is exactly what it says it is. Author Kristina Leigh Wiggins breaks down each initially overwhelming decision and provides all options, from small scale to big picture, allowing readers to effectively focus on one element at a time. (more...)

Dinner Shows will Never Be the Same at CIRCO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

With less than two weeks to go until CIRCO's grand opening, limited tickets remain for its inaugural Dinner Show with a difference. (more...)

Go from Down Under to Over the Rainbow in FROM OZ TO OZ at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

What happens when three Aussies and a Minnesotan get together? They decide to share their love of cabaret and produce a 'tasting plate' of their work! Join Analisa Bell, Amelia Cormack, Carla Kissane and Nichole Carey, as they take you on a journey from Down Under to Over the Rainbow, with Karen Dryer on piano in 'From Oz to Oz' on Sunday, April 30th at 7pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (at The Corner of 7th Avenue), NYC. (more...)

DIRT and THE CLEAN HOUSE Performed in Repertory at The Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Spring cleaning is right around The Corner, and the Contemporary Theater Company offers up two plays to get you in the cleaning mood -Dirt by Bryony Lavery and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. (more...)

BKLYN DESIGNS Announces Exhibitor Highlights, Interactive Pop-Ups and More for NYCxDESIGN 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

With NYCxDESIGN around The Corner, BKLYN DESIGNS has announced highlights from its 50+ exhibiting brands and numerous partners creating interactive and site-specific installations for the show. (more...)

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