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BWW REVIEW: HYSTERIA Combines History, Imagination, Freud And Dali For A Farcical Fantasy With Weighty Undertones
by Jade Kops - Apr 8, 2017

Terry Johnson (playwright) brings Sigmund Freud (Jo Turner) and Salvador Dali(Michael McStay) together in HYSTERIA for a bizarre and baffling evening of comedy, confusion and conscience. (more...)

Family Quartet Group Fred Perry & Second Generation Sign Distribution Deal with Central South
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

It is a family affair with the quartet group Fred Perry & Second Generation. We know families that pray together stay together and, in the instance of the Perrys', families also record heartfelt songs to the Lord together. (more...)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner's 7-Month Celebration of Monteverdi at 450 to Launch Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

On Monday (April 10), Sir John Eliot Gardiner Launches Seven-Month, 14-City “Monteverdi 450” World Tour with Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, and Cast of 18 International Soloists; Tour Concludes This October with Opera Trilogies in Chicago and New York. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Presents First London Revival in 10 years for DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt. (more...)

The British Museum Brings The Works Of Hokusai To The Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

On 4 June 2017 the British Museum will premiere a UK ground-breaking feature documentary: the first film to be made about the celebrated Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). (more...)

BWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at Villanova
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 6, 2017

Director Valerie Joyce takes on one of Broadway's trickier shows and makes it glow (more...)

Richard Lederer Returns to North Coast Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Richard Lederer returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre for a night of Shakespeare, with guest appearance by David Ellenstein!  2016 marked the 400th year since William Shakespeare's death, but Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will demonstrate through excerpts from the Bard's plays and sonnets that Shakespeare is alive and well and living robustly in San Diego.  Special guest David Ellenstein will introduce Lederer and perform two Shakespeare monologues to help illustrate the brilliance of the great dramatist. (more...)

City Arts Office Dublin Ireland & Irish Theatre Institute present THE MEMORY STICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

San Jose Stage Company, in collaboration with Dublin City Arts Office, present the World Premiere of acclaimed Irish playwright Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick as the fourth production of its culturally diverse 34th season.    (more...)

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY Comes to Limelight Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

A FAST and frenetic farce delivering the usual mockery, embarrassment and absurdity - resulting in laughs aplenty - comes to Limelight Theatre this April. (more...)

New Children's Book TINABRIGHT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Sharon G. Hutchinson's new book Tinabright ($20.99, hardcover, 9781498492225; $9.99, paperback, 9781498492218; $4.99, eBook, 9781498492232) is a true expression in belief that The Father (Starmaker) has given our lives purpose and meaning and that our faithfulness along our life-journey will reflect that purpose and meaning. Hutchinson hopes that those who read Tinabright, be it child or adult, will enjoy it as a gift from her heart to theirs. (more...)

'90s Cult Classic Movie MATILDA Launches Live Concert Series Nationwide
by Movies News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Orchestras can now present the 1990s cult classic movie, Matilda, live in concert, thanks to International Management Group (IMG). The score, composed by the virtuosic David Newman, will be played in sync to an HD projection of the film for audiences all over the country. (more...)

MISS NIGHTINGALE THE MUSICAL Continues Eight-Week London Run at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

After five UK tours the original British musical, Miss Nightingale by Matthew Bugg, finally enjoys an extended London run six years after a small-scale production of the show was first seen in the capital. Miss Nightingale the musical transfers to The Vaults for an eight-week residency from 30 March to 20 May. (more...)

Zhenghao Wu, M.D. and Wenjun Wu, Ph.D. Release 'Subconscious State Manipulation'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Zhenghao Wu, M.D., a practicing physician and researcher in the fields of psychology and mathematics, and Wenjun Wu, Ph.D., a mathematician, engineer, and The Father of Zhenghao, his co-author, have completed their new book 'Subconscious State Manipulation': a compelling presentation of treatment protocols for a variety of psychiatric disorders for which conventional treatment methods often exclusively involve medication. (more...)

Bel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

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Bard SummerScape 2017 Presents First Fully Staged Production Of DIMITRIJ, 7/28-8/6
by Molly Tracy - Apr 25, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonín Dvo?ák's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in “Chopin and His World” is no exception. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Presents BOOKS, DIETER ROTH, BJORN ROTH, STUDIO, April 27 - July 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Beginning 27 April, Hauser & Wirth will present an exhibition offering rare insights into the central role that books played in the remarkably diverse artistic practice of legendary German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998). (more...)

MTC's Role-Swapping THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Extends on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a two-week extension for Manhattan Theatre Club's universally acclaimed new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

BWW Review: HENRY FORD'S MODEL E - A Historical Drama With a Universal Message
by Nick Komjati - Apr 24, 2017

The American industrialist Henry Ford is most frequently remembered for his Model T - an affordable automobile that redefined transportation for middle-class America. The Model T is synonymous with Ford and the success of his automobile empire. But in Herb Brown's new play, the "Model E" reveals itself as the Ford family's most challenging project. (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...)

Eric Haggman Launches Author Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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The Sarasota Ballet's April Program Closes Season with Extraordinary Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

De Valois, Balanchine & Robbins, The Sarasota Ballet's final program of the Season, will open at the Sarasota Opera House on April 28 and features four works by three of the great masters of the dance world. These performances mark the Company premieres of George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and Jerome Robbin's Fancy Free and is the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform a ballet by Jerome Robbins. The program will be accompanied with live music by the Sarasota Orchestra, conducted by Ormsby Wilkins-Music Director of American Ballet Theatre. (more...)

First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself 'an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape' (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonin Dvorak's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in 'Chopin and His World' is no exception.  (more...)

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Fineract as a Top-Level Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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THE NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY Rolls Through Iowa City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Relativity by Mark St. Germain as Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA,) presents its RWP production through April 30. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Workshop Announces Cast and Production Team for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop, in association with Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, is proud to announce the regional premiere of Little Miss Sunshine, May 11 - June 4, at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Little Miss Sunshine, music and lyrics by James Lapine and book by William Finn, is directed and choreographed by Maggie Portman and music directed by Nick Sula. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

Nashville Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Nashville Ballet steps into its future with a bold 2017-2018 performance season that showcases the full spectrum of the art, from the pinnacle of classical ballet to fearless contemporary works. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Opera to Present the Premiere of SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera's distinguished 78 year history hits close to home. The Summer King tells the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh's North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

A friendly reminder that Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (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...)

BWW Review: Thought Provoking THE ORIGINALIST Arrives at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Apr 17, 2017

From the moment the strains of Verdi's La Traviata were heard in the wings and Edward Gero as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia entered through a part in the curtain pretending to conduct the orchestra in a joyously bemused state, I sensed we were in for a treat. How right I was! In and around the courtroom ... a perfect place for passion and theatrics, this is John Strand's The Originalist, a somewhat factual play set in Washington from 2012-13. The piece boasts intelligent writing, and a grande performance from Gero as Scalia, as well as great work from Jade Wheeler and Brett Mack, all of whom leave an indelible mark by making us think. You actually leave the theatre refreshed ... and somewhat hopeful about the future of our political system. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

L ynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark). (more...)

Provocative Anti-Trump Music Video 'I Ain't No Company Man' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Veteran NYC singer-songwriter Neil Nathan n (www.neilnathan.com) fuses satirical wit, comic book art and fiery rock energy on his explosive new video clip for “I Ain't No Company Man,” (https://vimeo.com/210529968/f8c86bfceb) a raging manifesto against American Oligarchy and for-profit politics in the age of Trump. (more...)

BWW Review: Prospective In-Laws Clash Over Religion In THE PROFANE
by Michael Dale - Apr 17, 2017

From ABIE'S IRISH ROSE to LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and beyond, the conflicts that occur when future in-laws meet for the first time have been a traditional source of comedy for both stage and screen. (more...)

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER—A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents 'The Haydn Effect'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Feel the presence of the masters as Pacific Symphony's final concert of the 2016-17 Café Ludwig series explores why the world owes a huge debt of gratitude to “Papa Haydn”—who was so instrumental in the development of chamber music he became known as The Father of the string quartet. For most of his career, Haydn was not only considered the most celebrated composer in Europe, but he also guided and mentored two star pupils: Mozart and Beethoven. For “The Haydn Effect,” Café Ludwig serves up delicious music by these three composers including Haydn's Clarinet Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493 and Beethoven's Archduke Trio, B-flat Major, Op. 97. Joining acclaimed pianist and host Orli Shaham for a look at this unique triangle are Symphony musicians Joseph Morris, clarinet; Paul Manaster, violin; Meredith Crawford, viola; and Timothy Landauer, cello. (more...)

Mikel Murfi Returns to Tricycle Theatre with THE MAN IN THE WOMAN'S SHOES and I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

This June, Mikel Murfi returns to the Tricycle following the sell-out success of The Man in The Woman's Shoes in 2016 to present a further run of the production alongside his new one-man show and companion piece I Hear You and Rejoice. (more...)

Ricky Martin Talks Music, Fatherhood & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 4/16
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Fatherhood has changed international superstar Ricky Martin in many ways, and one of them is he can no longer live the “La Vida Loca” lifestyle, he tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, April 16 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Actor Stephen Rea and Cellist Neil Martin Bring Seamus Heaney's AENEID BOOK VI to Life at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Actor Stephen Rea and cellist Neil Martin visit 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 PM for a words and music performance of  Seamus Heaney's translation of Virgil's Aeneid Book VI. The performance is a U.S. premiere; Rea and Martin, both of whom were friends and collaborators of Heaney, have performed the piece in the U.K. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony, led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, brings a zoo magically to life through enchanting music, adorable Bob Brown Puppets and a compelling narrator to tell the story of Camille Saint-Saëns' “Carnival of the Animals.” Performed with charming, oversized puppets on a full-scale theatrical set, the heart and focus of “Carnival of the Animals” are the musical segments that make up Saint-Saëns' playful masterpiece. (more...)

THE SPORKFUL, THE LONGEST SHORTEST TIME Among Stitcher's Slate of Original Podcasts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Top podcast listening service Stitcher has launched a lineup of original podcast programming, with a handful of popular shows joining together to form a new network. (more...)

The Kavinoky Theatre Presents THE FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, concludes its 37th season with the production of Florian Zeller's The Father, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Ghostlight Ensemble Tackles Absurdism with SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ghostlight Ensemble opens its inaugural mainstage production, Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, not on the stage at all, but in the rehearsal room. (more...)

BWW Review: Disturbing, Funny BETWEEN RIVER AND CRAZY at the Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Apr 12, 2017

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Steinberg Distinguished Playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose script 'Between Riverside and Crazy,' is now on stage at Cleveland Play House, is noted for writing plays that feature racial discord and the definition of family, while examining 'self-interest, self-delusion, self-recriminating, greed and amorality.' (more...)

New Children's Book 'Tagging Along with Muffy' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - 'Tagging Along with Muffy' (published by WestBow Press) tells the tale of a little toy poodle named Muffy who rides over 25,000 miles with her owner on a recumbent bicycle. Told from the dog's perspective, Muffy shares with the reader a series of humorous adventures as she rides along with 'Daddy.' (more...)

Michael Davidson Releases ALINA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Michael Davidson has completed his new book 'Alina': a heartbreaking true story of a young girl inherently unable to navigate a culture inundated with pitfalls. As a child she survived sexual molestation only to find herself in the grip of a lifelong untreated bi-polar condition. This is an account of the thoughts and feelings of a woman who suffered through silent alternating periods of depression and a sense of omnipotence that eventually led her to the door of a psychopath. (more...)

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Will Get Regional Premiere at Chicago Theatre Workshop
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) comes a musical comedy about one modern family's unexpected route to brighter days. Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt. Chicago Theatre Workshop will be the first company in the US to present the show since its off-Broadway run at Second Stage Theater.  (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 10, 2017

John Kander and Fred Ebb's murderess musical Chicago is back in town at the Kennedy Center's Opera House. The score is still as good as it ever was, but overall this current tour is missing some of the spark it needs to be totally satisfying. (more...)

BMI to Honor Celebrated Composer Alan Silvestri with Icon Award at 2017 BMI Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to celebrated composer Alan Silvestri at the company's 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards. (more...)

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