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BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'The Talk - Race in America' Tackles the Issue of Young People of Color and Their Uneasy Encounters With Law Enforcement Monday, February 20, 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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A.R.T. to Host 'TRANS SCRIPTS' Panel Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announced today that during the run of its production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney, each performance will be followed by a second act of moderated discussions, featuring a roster of activists, students, medical professionals, artists, and scholars. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Collaboration with Arizona's Bridge Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 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.  (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Sony Animation Announces Details & Release Date for Lin-Manuel Miranda's VIVO
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning (Emmy, Tony, Grammy, Olivier, Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient) creative force behind the groundbreaking Broadway musical HAMILTON, writes new songs for this musical animated feature. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Documentary The Talk - Race in America to Air on PBS 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Talk - Race in America, a multi-platform media initiative, airsMonday, February 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings). (more...)

New York Theatre Barn Awards 2016 IMPACT Award to New Musical SAM'S ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

New York Theatre Barn has awarded the writers of the new musical Sam's Room the annual IMPACT Award. 2016 marked the first year of the award. (more...)

Now... More Than Ever... Let's Meditate
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Opera San Jose Presents Puts' And Campbell's SILENT NIGHT, 2/11-2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

One of the most inspiring operas in decades, Silent Night recounts the miraculous day of peace during WWI when Scottish, French and German soldiers negotiate an unofficial cease fire, a Christmas Eve truce, among themselves (more...)

Salon Sanctuary Concerts Presents FROM GHETTO TO CAPELLA, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts is honored to partner with Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima Festival, the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo in presenting the third annual New York performance of From Ghetto to Cappella, conceived to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venetian Ghetto. This will take place at The Chapel of Emanu-el, Thursday, February 16. (more...)

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW Returns to PBS for Fourth Season This June
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

PBS announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour that THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW will return for a fourth season on June 16, 2017, airing Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET (more...)

Main Street Theater Raises Awareness for Autism and Understanding with MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Main Street Theater continues its 2016 - 2017 Theater for Youth season with the regional premiere of Mockingbird based on the book by Kathryn Erskine, Winner of the National Book Award; adapted for the stage by Julie Jensen.  (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces Additional Panelists And New Title for IN CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will host Informed Consent playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer and noted bioethicists/oncologists Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Dr. Steven Joffe for In Conversation: Bioethics, Theater, and Identity on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at approx.. 8:15 p.m. (more...)

Brelby's Artists Escape to Fantastical Adventures in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'Creating the magic has been the best part of the process,' said Shelby Maticic, who premieres as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, January 20th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mia Barron in HURRICANE DIANE at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Mia Barron about her career and Two River Theater's production of 'Hurricane Diane' that is now onstage through February 12th. The show is a commissioned world premiere written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. The production features choreography by Sonya Tayeh and original music by The Bengsons. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

GOING WEST: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Premiere Headed to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

B Street Theatre will present the World Premiere of Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad as the third production in the 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its sixth season - Classic Broadway. Moon Over Buffalo will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville March 10-26, 2017. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/16/2017
by - Jan 16, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 1/16/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The New Colony's PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The New Colony launches its 2017 Season with the fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing now through February 12, 2017 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The press opening is tonight, January 16, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Embracing the Face to Face: A Conversation with Mad Horse Theatre's Christine Louise Marshall
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jan 16, 2017

'It's so wonderful to hear a playwright's voice and think 'I have never heard that said in that way. It's a lovely thing!' The Artistic Director of South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company is talking about the theatre's upcoming Maine premiere of Jennifer Haley's dark and riveting drama, The Nether, which opens Thursday, January 19, 2017. Marshall, who has also directed the play and created the props and costumes, is undaunted by the disturbing themes of Jennifer Haley's sci-fi thriller which raises provocative moral issues, because she says, ' Despite the gravity of the situations it deals with, it is a beautiful piece that I find absolutely bewitching.' (more...)

Boston Ballet Presents North American Premiere Of William Forsythe's ARTIFACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Boston Ballet proudly begins its five-year partnership with world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe with the North American company premiere of his full-length ballet Artifact. Forsythe revolutionized ballet; he "fundamentally changed the way we look at, and think about, classical dance" (Roslyn Sulcas, Dance Magazine).  (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights THE GORBURGER SHOW to Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Comedy Central is set to take diversity in late night to a whole new interstellar level with the series order of the alternative late night talk show THE GORBURGER SHOW, it was announced today (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company to Start 2017 with THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award- winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, whichhas been inspiring and delighting generations of children for over 100 years. (more...)

Michael Bollinger Named Director of Bartlett Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

The City of Bartlett, in greater Memphis, Tennessee named Michael Bollinger The Director of the Bartlett Performing Arts Center.  Bollinger has spent his career as a professional producer - director - actor. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Body Positivity in Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jan 13, 2017

It's everywhere. Body Positive ads and videos work its way into the media on practically a daily basis. Stores are expanding the sizes they carry, girls are encouraged to embrace their curves, but all the same a photoshopped fantasy takes over our minds thinking what the ideal image is. I decided to take a look at how this affects the theatre world that I am so blessed to be a part of. I surveyed one hundred random, anonymous participants. The survey was distributed to several different theatre pages on social media where participants have a wide range of experiences and opinions. I also had the pleasure to interview Michael Kennedy (a student at the University of New Haven), Stephen Sheperd (a recent alumnus of the University of New Haven), and Diana Dart Harris (a professor at the University of New Haven whom has degrees in both dance education and exercise science). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/13; FENCES in Salt Lake City, Exclusive FUN HOME in Denver, Harold Prince's CANDIDE and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

As we start our new year, we are offering a more comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which will now include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COPENHAGEN in Washington, DC, FENCES in Salt Lake City, an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of FUN HOME in Denver and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Casa Manana to Present 'RAPUNZEL! RAPUNZEL!' as Part of 2017 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hair Fairy Tale, as part of the 2016-2017 Children's Theatre season. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Two Ensemble Programs of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Perform in Free Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Two ensemble programs of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) organization are performing in a free concert on Saturday, January 21 at 3 p.m. at the Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. The two ensembles are Tune Up Philly (TUP) and The Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO). (more...)

BWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR at Daum Theatre Company
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 13, 2017

There's a brand new theatre company about to make a major splash in the gigantic pool of DFW theatres, and although it's not quite bathing suit season, this hot new troupe is ready to come out and play. With the opening night of their inaugural play, BUYER & CELLAR, now under their belt, Daum Theatre Company has hit the ground running with a quality production that holds its own against any established company in town. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Scarfuto in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jan 13, 2017

Christine Scarfuto is the Long Wharf Theatre's literary manager and resident dramaturg. Never heard of that position? 'It's a pretty fascinating job,' she says, one that she discovered after being in college for a while. Her job at the Long Wharf Theatre includes providing articles about the play and/or playwright for the already impressive programs that are designed by graphic artist Claire Zoghb, and for setting up the lobby displays. (more...)

LA LA LAND's Damien Chazelle Among Nominees for 69th Annual Directors Guild Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Andy Richter Directs 'Silence of the Lambs: The Musical' on LIFE IN PIECEES
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On tonight's episode of LIFE IN PIECES on CBS titled “Musical Motel Property Bingo” – Heather freaks out when Samantha auditions for the high school musical and The Director, Julius Black (Andy Richter), doesn't give her a part. (more...)

Vice Releases Official Video for 'Steady 1234' ft. Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Vice has kicked off 2017 with the official video for his genre-bending single “Steady 1234” featuring Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Will Be Broadcast on WRTI This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), has announced the PYO Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN National Tour to Launch in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the national tour of the hilarious new musical Something Rotten!, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Boston will be the official launch city of the Something Rotten! tour with a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House January 17-29, 2017 as part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.  Something Rotten! is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner and Tony® Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe® Award and Tony® Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick. Book by Tony® Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

Vänskä Conducts FUTURE CLASSICS Concert of New Music by Emerging Composers at 2016-17 Composer Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra performs new orchestral works by seven of today's top emerging composers in its annual Future Classics concert, played under the baton of Music Director Osmo Vänskä. The concert, held on Friday, February 3, is the capstone of the 14th Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, co-presented with the American Composers Forum; the program has consistently earned national recognition. Returning for his third year as The Director of the Composer Institute is composer Kevin Puts. All seven featured composers will be present to introduce their music at the concert, which will be emceed by Fred Child, who hosts American Public Media'sPerformance Today. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster Receives Big Arts Sanibel Classical Music Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Stephanie van Duijn received a $7,500 BIG ARTS SANIBEL CLASSICAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP this winter to support the continuation of her violin studies. The 17-year-old student who lives in Philadelphia, PA and Fort Myers, Florida, is a junior in a home school education program. (more...)

NIAGARA FALLS Rushes to The Theatre at St. Claude This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Theatre at St. Claude has a theatrical apparition comically, tragically, and terrifyingly relevant to our times haunting its stage. (more...)

Amit Ziv Joins Freeform as VP, Strategy and Business Development
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amit Ziv has been named vice president, Strategy and Business Development at Freeform, it was announced today by Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform, to whom he will report. (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Announces Publication of REVERSE SHOT Book on Martin Scorcese January Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image will publish the tome Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema, a Reverse Shot. To celebrate the book's release the Museum of the Moving image is hosting a week of events. See the full schedule below:  (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre Starts Conversation on Teen Pregnancy wth BABYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In the early 1990s, Roanoke City had the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state of Virginia. Roanoke City has seen incredible progress over the last 20 years and in 2014, a big decrease in teen pregnancy put Roanoke City as 14th in the state out of approximately 130 cities/counties. Roanoke Children's Theatre will shed more light on this issue facing teens with the upcoming production of BABYLAND. There will be public performances of BABYLAND on February 3 and 9, 2017. Performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Avenue SW). (more...)

Magic Theatre Celebrates 50th Season with a Legacy Revival of Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Magic Theatre begins its 50th season with a legacy revival of Sam Shepard's award-winning drama Fool for Love, opening February 9th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sex, power, institutional failure, human frailty, betrayal, dreams and madness are at the core of celebrated Cuban-American writer Maria Irene Fornes's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen Supports a Diego Youth Arts with a Benefit Concert
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 11, 2017

Ben Vereen returns to San Diego on January, Thursday 12th to perform his tour de force show with his three-piece ensemble and the Westview Young People's Orchestra consisting of members from our very own Poway community at the Poway Performing Arts Center! (more...)

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