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A PLASTIC OCEAN Wins Sedona International Film Festival Director's Choice for Best Doc
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Festival, which features more than 160 films selected from more than 1,200 entries, will end Sunday, Feb. 26. The Festival's overall winners will be announced at the Awards Brunch Sunday morning. (more...)

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation … (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces First 2017 Fresh Takes Play Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

WAM Theatre is delighted to announce that their 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series will begin with The Flora and Fauna by Alyson Mead, winner of the Arizona-based Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre New Work Contest.  The play chronicles the celebrations and challenges of a female friendship that spans almost 30 years. Additionally, this opening reading of the Fresh Takes Series will be a partnership with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, with a portion of the box office proceeds from the reading going to the Festival. (more...)

The New York Musical Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the initial lineup for 2017 NYMF. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project musical selections, as well as invited production selections. Now in its fourteenth year, the 2017 Festival will take place July 10th through August 6th at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director & Producer and Rachel Sussman serves as Director of Programming & Artist Services. (more...)

BWW Review: A LESSON BEFORE DYING at The Encore Theatre
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Feb 24, 2017

A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Romulus Linney is based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines. I remember reading the book, and I was familiar with the screen adaptation starring Don Cheadle and Mekhi Phifer, but the stage play I didn't know. So, the Encore Theatre's production, directed by Harold J. Haynes, was something I was looking forward to. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright James Hindman of MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 24, 2017

The World Premiere of Multiple Family Dwelling will be produced by New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) from March 9th to April 9th. Written by James Hindman, and directed by Alan Souza, it stars Dana Brooke, Dustin Charles, Maria Couch and Jared Michael Delaney. (more...)

LBP Collaborative with Held2gether: SKETCHILY EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Held2gether, Improv for Life is returning for a 4th year as a part of the Collaborative at the Long Beach Playhouse, with its' latest set of original sketches, Sketchily Ever After. The original sketch compilation, which has sold out its' weekend run each year, has now been expanded to four shows, running Fridays and Saturdays, March 10-18th in the Studio Theatre. The 'Saturday Night Live' style event has become an annual favorite and a staple of the theatre's Studio Collaborative season. The all-new show returns with a dozen sketches touching upon universal relationship flaws, outrageous characters, and commentary on today's pop culture. (more...)

Mark Morris Dance Teams with CBA for Accompaniment Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in partnership with The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (CBA) will launch the Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program, a new, innovative program to train and provide practical experience for dance accompanists. (more...)

FATHER LOVE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Eli Williams' new book, Father Love ($15.99, paperback, 9781498469777, $7.99, eBook, 9781498469784) shows readers that in this age of father absence, men need to know how important their love, commitment and presence is to their children. This book has vital information to help earthly dads develop the characteristics of the Heavenly Father's Love. (more...)

Michael Bannon to Host PUPPETRY AND ANIMATION at The Ballard Institute
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As part of the 2017 Spring Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a discussion with Michael Bannon, Director of Advertising Production for Bob's Discount Furniture, entitled Puppetry and Animation on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. This event is co-sponsored by UConn's Art and Art History Department. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Feb 23, 2017

Escape to Sweetgum, Texas for a couple of hours of country-bumpkin fun! (more...)

The Theatre School at North Coast Rep to Stage THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

From the widely adored silver-screen film to the intimate theatre at North Coast Rep, comes the theatre school production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Benjamin Cole. (more...)

Frostburg State University To Offer Summer Music Academy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Frostburg State University will host its second annual Summer Music Academy from Saturday, July 22, through Saturday, July 29, featuring guest instructors and artists from top musical ensembles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Shindle, Alison Bechdel and More Celebrate FUN HOME's Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical 'Fun Home' opened last night, February 22, at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

Taj Express Explodes with the Sounds of Bollywood at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations, live at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, Mar 16  at  8:00 PM. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season of New Plays with FRANKLIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with Franklin by Samantha Noble. Running from March 23 to April 2, this new drama is directed by Stephanie LeBolt. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Present New Special AMERICANS UNDERGROUND: SECRET CITY OF WWI, 3/13
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On the 100th anniversary of WWI, Smithsonian Channel(TM) exclusively reveals never-before-seen photos and shocking discoveries about these soldiers in the one-hour special AMERICANS UNDERGROUND: SECRET CITY OF WWI, premiering on Monday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

Brandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announce that Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood will play 'Roxie Hart' when the production returns to Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. CHICAGO THE MUSICAL will play a limited two-week engagement from April 4-16, 2017. (more...)

An 11:11 Experience's ELEVATOR Returns to Los Angeles in Special Limited Engagement Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The hit play ELEVATOR, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and playwrightMichael Leoni, returns to Los Angeles for a special limited engagement at The Coast Playhouse (8325 Santa Monica Blvd.) in West Hollywood. The cast features Devon Werkheiser (Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"), William Stanford Davis (Showtime's "Ray Donovan"), Deborah Vancelette (FX's "Terriers"), David Abed (Blue Man Group), Karsen Rigby, Erica Katzin and Kristina St. Peter. The creative team includes scenic and lighting designer David Goldstein (Off Broadway's Soul Doctor, Stalking the Bogeyman, Ghostlight) and original music and sound designer Mario Marchetti (who has collaborated with such artists as Demi Lovato, JoJo, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, among many others). ELEVATOR begins previews on March 23 and will open on Saturday March 25, through Sunday, April 30, 2017. (more...)

University of Washington Musical Theater Program presents PIPPIN for Third Annual Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences presents the third annual production of the UW Musical Theater Program, Pippin. The production runs March 10th through March 19th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at NE 41st Street and University Way NE.  (more...)

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE Rocks Out at Standing Room Only Productions
by Brett Cullum - Feb 23, 2017

This story is universal, but the intricate score and stellar cast are unique and astounding. (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Feb 22, 2017

Overture Center welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The TROCKS, to Overture Hall for one night only on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The program will include Le Lac Des Cygnes, Pas de Six from Esmeralda and Don Quixote. (more...)

Synetic's Teen Company Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Synetic's Teen Company is a year-round training program dedicated to developing the next generation of artistic performers. (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, The Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere AMERICANS UNDERGROUND: SECRET CITY OF WWI, 3/13
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On the 100th anniversary of WWI, Smithsonian Channel exclusively reveals never-before-seen photos and shocking discoveries about these soldiers in the one-hour special AMERICANS UNDERGROUND: SECRET CITY OF WWI, premiering on Monday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

New Webinar Stresses Benefits of Aquatic Exercise for Cancer Patients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer are at risk for many conditions and problems directly related to surgery, treatment, therapy and management. Regular exercise in proper environments has been shown to benefit these patients, enabling them to enjoy better qualities of life despite their diseases. On February 23, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T., a dynamic HydroWorx webinar led by presenter Elizabeth McDonald, Director of Therapy Services at Kansas-based Gove County Medical Center, will highlight the value an advanced therapy pool with underwater treadmill pool can bring to those undergoing and recovering from cancer treatment. (more...)

Great Music at St. Bart's Presents Two Interpretations of PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Great Music at St. Bart's presents two vastly different musical interpretations of the Passion according to St. John this Lenten season:  Bach's St. John Passion performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford, and The English Concert Players directed by Robert Quinney on Tuesday, March 28, and Arvo Pärt's Passio performed by St. Bartholomew's Choir led by St. Bart's Music Director William Trafka on Tuesday, April 4. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Hosts Gala to Celebrate Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its annual gala Monday, May 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place. The oldest community music school in Illinois and one of the three largest community music schools in the nation, the Music Institute is planning a celebratory evening highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine. (more...)

The Academy of Film, Fashion & Design partners with Stack Social to offer cost effective online classes through the Stack Social marketing platform
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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PianoFight presents the World-Premiere of Stuart Bousel's TWINS, a Darkly Comic Docudrama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

PianoFight productions presents the world premiere of Stuart Bousel's TWINS, a darkly comic docudrama sourced from Greek mythology but more relevant than ever in a world where violence often targets youth. TWINS opens May 4th and plays Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm through June 10th, at PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street in San Francisco. Tickets are   (more...)

FUN HOME Opens Tomorrow at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home" opens February 22 at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. "Fun Home" has one preview performance on February 21. (more...)

The Mexican Museum to Present Screening of World-Acclaimed Documentary SUNÚ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., The Mexican Museum will host a special screening of SUNÚ - film director Teresa Camou's internationally acclaimed documentary film about the agricultural treasure known as maize(corn), which is being threatened by the introduction of genetically modified seeds in Mexico. (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Opens Neil Simon's RUMORS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe farce attack. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances now through March 11, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Holbrook Talks ROMEO AND JULIET and His Famous Grandpa
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Will, your grandpa is a truly great actor, one of the best. What is it like to perform for him? How has he inspired you? Is he attentive to your needs - both giving and constructively critical ... or does he leave you on your own to overcome your own failures? Is he happy or unhappy that you have chosen the acting profession? It isn't particularly different for me having him in the audience. He is an inspirational figure to me because he loves what he does and he works hard. There are many lessons in watching him work at his senior age, and observing his passion to keep moving is an incredible thing. I am very glad we get to have the grandfather-grandson relationship we do, and he is always asking me how he can help or if I have any questions. He has always been my grandpa first, and it is very comforting to know that I have someone who I can ask anything, about life or about the business. I think he is happy for me that I am pursuing my passion, and he sees where my heart is at, in the work and (more...)

National Theatre Commissions Tonic Initiatives to Support Gender Equality in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Tonic has been commissioned by NT Director Rufus Norris and Executive Director Lisa Burger to support the NT in achieving its aspirations around equality and diversity. (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Burch Talks THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at UNC CHARLOTTE
by Linda Ann Watt - Feb 20, 2017

When THE CHILDREN'S HOUR was written, the topic of lesbianism was taboo, and now society is shifting, understanding people's differences. (more...)

Because Why Not? Theatre Company Presents FAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

because why not? theatre company is proud to announce the premiere theatrical production of 'Fat,' a play by Shannon Geier. Directed by Andrea Standby, 'Fat' premieres at The Chapel on Friday, March 3 and runs through Sunday, March 11. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at VENUS IN FUR, Opening Tonight at Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Circle Theatre presents David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, now through March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. The production opens tonight, February 20, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Dame Julie Andrews Stops By Colbert for a Delightful Chat About Career and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The incomparable Dame Julie Andrews stepped out on stage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she charmed the late night host with talk of her audition for My Fair Lady, becoming a dame, and a little trick for looking great in photographs.  (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 18, 2017

Today, cast members Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith talk about their own journeys to a life in the theater, revealing details about themselves and their process and offering some suggestions for why you need to come see the show, which runs through February 26 in the Shamblin Theatre on the Lipscomb campus. (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading Series to Continue with Tom Price Hearing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD: The Trump Administration is a series of readings that reflect the issues that President Donald Trump faces in office. The next reading in the series will take place on March 1, 2017 at 7pm and focus on the confirmation hearings for Tom Price, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. (more...)

Scoop: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR on ABC - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
by - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, airing on ABC on Wednesday, March 8, 2017! (more...)

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