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Jason Donovan Plays ¬"The Father Of Rock 'N' Roll¬" In MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET At The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Jason Donovan is cast as legendary record producer Sam Phillips, the man who brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carol Perkins together to create music history on one night in 1956. (more...)

The Opera de Montreal Present World Premiere Of ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - THE OPERA, 3/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Opera de Montreal and TD Bank Group are proud to present the world premiere of Another Brick In The Wall - The Opera, based on the words and music of The Wall by Roger Waters, in an operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau and directed by Dominic Champagne, assisted by Neilson Vignola. (more...)

NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT and More Set for Adirondack Theatre Festival's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) announces its 23rd season - the third for Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz.  Rabinovitz will again bring an entire season of major new works to ATF with a team of top-level professional artists, offering experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world - only in Glens Falls.  (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACOB Opens this Week at The New Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Jacob is the story of two brothers, Jacob and Lucas, who, after being abandoned at a young age, have been forced to develop a life which consists of secrecy and strict routine. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VOCALOSITY An Unrivaled A Capella Concert Experience
by Trevor Durham - Feb 7, 2017

A journey of a capella, musical history, love, humor, and mind-numbing vocal talent, Vocalosity is the musical power-group you never knew you needed. (more...)

Regional Premiere of THE ENCHANTED at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Described as '...a fascinating, absorbing adventure... full of grace and wit,' Jean Giraudoux's mercurial, magical meditation on life and death previews Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8, opens Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm and runs through Sunday, March 5. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Announces Digital, Student Rush Policies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In light of its first performance, LINDA has announced its Digital Rush and Student Rush policies. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Princess Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 6, 2017

What do you get when you put the creators of South Park and Avenue Q in a room together to write a musical? The Book of Mormon. A musical about a pair of young Mormons, off on their 2 year mission to convert the African people. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's New Play JUNK Will Bring Financial Civil War to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

This fall Lincoln Center Theater, in association with The Araca Group, will produce Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes. The production will begin previews Thursday, September 14 and open on Thursday, October 12 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, the Age-Old Tale of Tragic Love, Comes to UCPAC with a Twist
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The first three weekends in March bring William Shakespeare's famous classic Romeo and Juliet to the Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage. However, the show may be a little different than audiences remember. The setting will be 1995 New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Montagues and Capulets will be transformed into the Bacchus and Comus Krewes of Mardi Gras. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances of the limited engagement began Tuesday February 7. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Glamorous and Ebullient kykNET Fi√ęstas!
by David Fick - Feb 27, 2017

The kykNET Fiestas were presented at an ebullient ceremony at the Artscape Theatre Center on Thursday night. Broadcast live on kykNET, the evening was a suitably extravagant affair that honoured the best in Afrikaans theatre, classical music and visual arts. David Fick counts down his top ten highlights of the event. (more...)

Violinist Philippe Quint to Perform With the Santa Barbara Symphony, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Russian-born violin virtuoso Philippe Quint - lauded for his "fervidly expressive" playing (San Francisco Chronicle) and "bravura technique" (The Times of London) - will showcase his formidable endurance in performances of Antonio Vivaldi's timeless The Four Seasons and Astor Piazzolla's nuevo tango masterpiece The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with the Santa Barbara Symphony on March 18 and 19. Conducted by Maestro Nir Kabaretti, and including Haydn's dramatic Symphony No. 101 ("The Clock"), the concerts will take place at 8 pm on Saturday, March 18, and at 3 pm on Sunday, March 19, in Santa Barbara's Granada Theatre. Tickets are now available. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Masters the Term 'Bittersweet'
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 24, 2017

Last night's GREY'S ANATOMY was about reunions. Not necessarily happy reunions, but reunions all the same. No show on TV does 'bittersweet' better than GREY'S ANATOMY and there is a whole lot of bittersweet in this most recent episode, entitled ¬ďBack Where You Belong¬Ē. The episode was written by Jen Klein and directed by Oliver Bokelberg. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lucy Simon Reveals Details for New SECRET GARDEN Song
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 23, 2017

At tonight's exciting opening of the brand-new revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Lapine's, 'Sunday in the Park with George', BroadwayWorld correspondent, Richard Ridge, got the inside scoop on another exciting revival that may also be poised for a run on Broadway. (more...)

Hallmark to Present Record Number of Original Holiday Films in 2017
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As committed as we are at keeping the magic in Christmas at Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, even we have to admit: Christmas movies do not just magically happen. (more...)

Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Rosenthal Will Star in THE PHILANTHROPIST at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Simon Callow directs a new production of Oscar winner Christopher Hampton's most celebrated play, The Philanthropist, at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Rosenthal. (more...)

MISS NIGHTINGALE THE MUSICAL to Enjoy Eight-Week London Run at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 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...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Theatreworks USA's THE LIGHTNING THIEF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2016-2017 Family Series Season: The Lightning Thief, on Sunday, March 19 at 1:30PM. The Lightning Thief is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.   (more...)

VH1's Hit Series LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA Returns for Season 6, 3/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA returns for its sixth season with several new additions and returning series vets. Season six is set to premiere March 6th at 8 PM ET/PT on VH1. (more...)

18th & Union Announces New Openings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Shows, Shows, Shows! By the end of March, 18th & Union will have presented 20 different productions in its opening season and hosted dozens of performers. Here's what's opening in the next few weeks. (more...)

Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets Bring Iconic Hits to the Suncoast Showroom April 8-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets will bring the hits of Bill Haley - the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" to the Suncoast Showroom on April 8-9. (more...)

Laura Schellhardt's UPRIGHT GRAND Coming to Citadel This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Dad tickles the ivories in a dive. His daughter dazzles in concert halls. In between them, the bittersweet dance of parent and child, present and past, dream and disappointment plays out in the key of life. Upright Grand, by Chicago-based playwright Laura Schellhardt, is wonderfully schmaltzy and boldly exposes emotion with old fashioned charm. (more...)

BWW Review: Strong CP Cast Unleashes Newfound Power of RAGTIME
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 17, 2017

The current CPCC Theatre production of RAGTIME THE MUSICAL is not only timely, but thanks to one of the best casts ever assembled on the Halton Theater stage, it's also newly powerful. (more...)

Jane Krakowski, Kelli O'Hara & More Will Perform at Roundabout Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) presents its annual 2017 Spring Gala 'Act II: Setting the Stage for Roundabout's Future' on Monday, February 27, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will honor legendary four-time Tony-winning stage and film actor Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre and Leonard Tow, Founder & Chairman of The Tow Foundation, with the Ovation Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston will present the award to friend and colleague, Frank Langella. Roundabout Underground alum Jenny Rachel Weiner will present the award to Leonard Tow. (more...)

BWW Review: East West's FREE OUTGOING Effectively Posits A Subject Matter No Parent Ever Wants to Face
by Gil Kaan - Feb 16, 2017

East West Players' new Artistic Director Snehal Desai ambitiously tackles the US premiere of playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar's FREE OUTGOING as his directorial debut. FREE OUTGOING centers on a single mother and her two teenagers living in a very conservative Chennai, India. Strong performances from the talented cast of five vividly illustrate the consequences of a video of the 15-year-old daughter engaged in a sex act going viral. (more...)

Stacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach-both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees-reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. (more...)

Fugard Productions Receive Twenty Fleur du Cap Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Productions that the Fugard Theatre has produced or hosted in 2016 have received an incredible twenty nominations in the recently announced shortlist for the Fleur du Cap Awards. (more...)

MFAH to Host The 13th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, participates in the Houston Jewish Film Festival, in collaboration with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. The 13th annual festival presents an entertaining and thought-provoking lineup of the best Jewish and Israeli films from across the world. The MFAH will showcase four engaging features by contemporary filmmakers. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents THE SUMMER KING - THE JOSH GIBSON STORY, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera's 2016-'17 season concludes with the first world premiere in our illustrious 78-year history. Opera lovers, baseball fans, and Pittsburghers of all stripes will be dazzled by Daniel Sonenberg's The Summer King - the Josh Gibson Story, at the Benedum Center April 29th - May 7th. (more...)

Daniel Mcneill Pens 'Poems For God's People'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

'Poems for God's People': an astounding proclamation of love and praise for the Lord, sure to incite joy and inspiration in the reader. 'Poems for God's People' is the creation of published author, Daniel McNeill, a carpenter by trade with a true gift in expressing truth and joy through the written word. (more...)

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in Society
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Feb 15, 2017

As you walk into the theatre for Steppenwolf's production of Jean Lee's Straight White Men, you are offered ear plugs. Why? There is extremely loud music playing and it contains lyrics that could certainly be considered offensive to some. Starting off this way has likely, as we are told by two gender fluid actors, made 'some of you' uncomfortable. The idea is that we all live in varying levels of comfort in our society based on our race, sexual identity, or social status. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Fuller talks about "IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU"
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 15, 2017

BWW Interview: Todd Fuller talks about 'IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU' (more...)

Nominees Announced for 52nd Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards today announced its nominees. These annual awards are amongst the most coveted in the South African performing arts fraternity. For over 50 years, the Fleur du Cap wine brand has proudly associated itself with the Theatre Awards as they showcase the flair that is synonymous with the wine. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Helen Simard Tributes Iggy Pop with IDIOT at La Chapelle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

With this new creation, choreographer Helen Simard continues her tribute to the musician Iggy Pop and the unique way he creates. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

BWW Review: BORN TO REWILD Is A Majestic And Meaningful Call To Preserve The Wild
by Herbert Paine - Feb 13, 2017

Ed George and Bryan Reinhart's BORN TO REWILD chronicles the remarkable journey ~ TrekWest ~ of John Davis along the Continental Divide to promote wildlife corridors and the recovery of missing species. A beautifully conceived and impactful film! (more...)

BWW Review: Pinteresque THE MOTHER an Utterly Arresting Ordeal on The Fugard Studio Stage
by David Fick - Feb 12, 2017

Following the South African premiere of Florian Zeller's The Father last year, the same playwright's companion piece, THE MOTHER, made its bow last week at The Fugard Studio. David Fick reviews. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Nat Geo Wild to Premiere New Series CESAR MILLAN'S DOG NATION, 3/3
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Follow world-famous dog behaviorist Cesar Millan and his son Andre as they team up on a road trip across America to help organizations and people that are rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, in the new series CESAR MILLAN'S DOG NATION, premiering Friday, March 3, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Grand Theft Musical, a world premiere musical based on Robert Sickinger's 1994 musical Platinum Taps, with music composed by John Taylor Thomas.  (more...)

DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley Opens Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The latest production of the Westport Community Theatre, Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, takes the stage from February 10 through 26. Doubt won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Kevin Pelkey directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local cast of Kristen Gagliardi, Tondrea Mabins, T. Sean Maher and Susan Stanton. Wendy Kleros & Donna McLoughlin Wyant co-produce the show. (more...)

B. J. Estey Shares 'Praises to Our Heavenly Father'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

B. J. Estey, a retired educator, writer and author, has completed her new book 'Praises to Our Heavenly Father': a gripping and potent set of poetry by the author that stir the heart and soul in devotion to God The Father and Jesus Christ. (more...)

PLAYSTUDIOS Adds Couples Resorts, Jamaica to In-Game Rewards Offering
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017


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