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BWW News: A Look at the State of the Theatre in DC with Jane Horwitz, Nelson Pressley and Celia Wren
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 9, 2017

For theatre lovers in our area, we always look forward to what our theatre companies have in store for us in their upcoming seasons. We look to see if there are any trends that stand out to us as audience members. We also see growth in many companies with each new season of shows. Anyone that's been following DC theatre for a while will notice how things have changed in the last twenty or thirty years. One of the biggest examples of this would be the clean up and revitalization of 14th Street, which had direct implications for Studio Theatre and Source. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox to Revamp Pop Hits at Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 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 Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Ta-da! THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY Becomes Most Successful Magic Show in Broadway History
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Just announced, the new edition of the popular show THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY grossed $2,397,106 for the week ending January 1, 2017, smashing records at Broadway's famed Palace Theatre and topping a record set two years ago by The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible at the Marquis Theater. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017. (more...)

STOMP to Bring Rhythm, Choreography to Dallas This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Dallas after six years for a one week limited engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 14-19, 2017. (more...)

Get in on the Golden Age! Tickets on Sale for CIRCUS 1903 This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus, go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 20. (more...)

Now You See Them, Now You Don't! THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Bring Death Defying Stunts And Breathtaking Wonder To The McCallum!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the McCallum Theatre for four performances Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will play the McCallum Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.  (more...)

Accessible Cinema For All At The Point
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

This spring, The Point is delighted to present three special musical cinema screenings, especially designed for people with dementia, learning or physical difficulties, as well as their families and carers. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 - THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS to Premiere at Detroit's Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

In a world premiere event, the producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus will make its Detroit premiere engagement at The Fisher Theatre, March 14-19, 2017, with all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Will Continue Development at 5th Avenue Before Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Featuring Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan with The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong at the helm, the show will undergo continued revisions in Seattle as it makes its way to a Broadway revival. (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends 2016-17 Season with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre is extending its 2016-2017 Season with their crowd- pleasing shows: RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's 2017–18 Season Features Long-Awaited Return of Strauss's Elektra and Bellini's Norma
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. (more...)

George Bettinger & The Mom & Pop Shop Present HEBREW SCHOOL DROPOUT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

GEORGER BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HEBREW SCHOOL DROPOUT,  a solo comedy written & performed by fellow Friar, 3-time Emmy-winning comedian DAVE KONIG, at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Monday, January 16th from 8-10pm. (more...)

First Annual New York Chekhov Festival To Open In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Coming this spring, The Russian Arts Theater and Studio will kick off its 2017-2018 season with a tribute to the life and plays of Anton Chekhov in its first annual New York Chekhov Festival. (more...)

Valentine's-Weekend NJSO Pops Concerts Feature Song-and-Dance Standards from Hollywood's Golden Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents song-and-dance standards from The Golden Age of Hollywood musicals in a Valentine's-weekend pops program, February 10-12 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Broadway veterans Joan Hess and Kirby Ward join the Orchestra and guest conductor Gemma New, performing classics inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Northern Broadsides are set to start off their 25th anniversary year by joining forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, to stage Cyrano, a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew (the UK Theatre Award and Manchester Theatre Awards winning An August Bank Holiday Lark) of Edmond Rostand's classic romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Sony Classical Presents MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Season 3 - Original Amazon Series Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of the Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 Soundtrack, available digitally and on CD on December 9, 2016. (more...)

The Weisman Museum of Art to Present Larry Bell PACIFIC RED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University is pleased to present Larry Bell: Pacific Red from January 21 - April 2, 2017.   (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 to Bring 'The Golden Age of Circus' to Boston Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

In a world premiere event, the producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus will play a one- week engagement at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, March 8-12, 2017.   (more...)

Ring in 2017 with OLD HAVANA New Year's Masquerade at DROM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Transport yourself back to The Golden Age of Old Havana while ringing in the New Year at The Old Havana Masquerade Ball at Drom! (more...)

Photo Flash: See Anna-Jane Casey and Ben Lewis in Rehearsals for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sharp shootin', smart talkin' Annie Oakley is a force to be reckoned with. But when she's pitched against the charming, fiercely competitive Frank Butler, has she finally met her match? (more...)

BWW TV: Abracadabra- They've Reappeared! THE ILLUSIONISTS Preview Their Broadway Return!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 7, 2016

The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to The Golden Age of magic. (more...)

Breathe Through the Inauguration with Zachary Quinto and More at Rubin Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

2017 is upon us! At the Rubin Museum of Art, breathe through inauguration season with several January mind/body programs and talks, including a reading featuring Zachary Quinto. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview- Charlie Frye (aka 'The Eccentric') Talks Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2016

Today, THE ILLUSIONISTS' Charlie Frye speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why he takes his art seriously, but never takes himself seriously! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from Mile Square Theatre's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to The Golden Age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. Tickets available at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling 201-683-7014. (more...)

Geoff Tate, Jon B., Josh Ritter and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate, 90's R&B artist Jon B, Russian crossover artist Emin, Academy of Country Music award-winner Jack Ingram and more. (more...)

World Premiere of DESERT BAROQUE'S - THE SUITE LIFE Opens 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

 Founder Margaret Irwin-Brandon is proud to present the World Premiere Music of the Harpsichord, with'DESERT BAROQUE'S THE SUITE LIFE'.  Three unique concerts celebrating Internationally renowned harpsichordists on January 20, 21, and 22, 2017, in addition to attending Workshop/Master-classes being held around the Coachella Valley. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Pays Tribute to Debbie Reynolds with New Documentary Footage
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2016

Broadway historian and documentarian, Rick McKay has released some brand-new footage from his upcoming documentary Broadway: BEYOND The Golden Age. The footage features late actress, Debbie Reynolds, who passed away following a stroke this week, discussing her early career. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Look Back at the Incredible Career of Stage and Screen Legend Debbie Reynolds
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 28, 2016

Just one day after the heartbreaking passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, the world was again shocked to learn of the tragic passing of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds. One of the brightest stars of The Golden Age of Movie Musicals, Reynolds came to fame at just 19 years old in the MGM classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.  (more...)

THE MOST HAPPY FELLA Opens at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Dec 27, 2016

Stage Door Theatre will follow their recent hit production of Sweet Charity with Frank Loesser's award-winning musical The Most Happy Fella.  The production will open on December 30th, and run through February 5th in the theatre's larger auditorium.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Joy And Magic Of The Early Days Of Traveling Entertainment Comes To Sydney With CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS
by Jade Kops - Dec 22, 2016

Revisiting the excitement and wonder that enchanted crowds at the start of the 20th Century, CIRCUS 1903 recreates the magic that inspired many contemporary circuses. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The performance schedule has been changed for 'Light Up The Night,' a theatrical concert of rediscovered and restored Yiddish theater songs by Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky, and Secunda, to be presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) January 1 in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan.  Originally two shows were planned, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  The 2:00 PM performance continues as scheduled but the 6:00 PM performance has been canceled. (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

SPEAKEASY MODERNE to Make Sexy Stamp on the New Year at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Celebrate Saturday night, December 31st, New Year's Eve, at the Speakeasy Moderne! Cabaret & Dance Party, going from 11:15pm till 3am. (more...)

Go Back to OLD HAVANA at DROM's New Year's Masquerade Ball
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Thirsty Girl Productions & Drom will present OLD HAVANA New Year's Masquerade Ball at DROM on Saturday December 31st at 8pm. (more...)

2017 Archway Season to Open with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Shakespeare's magical story of suspicion, condemnation, deceit, revelation, and redemption will come to life in grand fairytale fashion when the Archway Theatre opens its 2017 season with 'The Winter's Tale.' Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Jan. 6 through Feb. 11. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Make North Texas Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play the Music Hall at Fair Park January 31 - February 12, 2017, for two weeks presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre Presents OLD TIME RADIO CHRISTMAS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Join us tonight at 8:00 PM for one of our favorite WCT traditions - our fourth 'Old-Time Radio Christmas' show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a Nightmare
by Troy Frisby - Dec 16, 2016

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt. A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades. Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's The Golden Age OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)

2016 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2016, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre, a much larger venue than previous years due to the burgeoning popularity of the ceremony. (more...)

BWW Review: Falling in Love with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Dec 15, 2016

Paris is the city of love and this allure draws people to find themselves surrounded by art, light, and human connection. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, the music of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS are instantly recognizable, but come with a twist in interpretation. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS harks back to The Golden Age of Broadway with archetypal characters, upbeat melodies, and long dance pieces. (more...)

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Join HAIRSPRAY Composers for Original Marc Platt Movie Musical
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Deadline has reported that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have signed on to develop an original musical for Amblin Entertainment. (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases 'Irvlng Berlin Revisted' Featuring Jeremy Greenbaum, Charlie Franklin, Giuseppe Bausilio, & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rare--and in many cases, never-before-recorded--Irving Berlin love songs are the focus of Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin Revisited,' being released today.  (more...)


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THE CARDINAL Comes to Southwark Playhouse Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

"All great men know, the soul of life is fame." (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre/Shakespeare Theatre Company Production of THE SECRET GARDEN Receives $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced its first major grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, which includes a $20,000 grant supporting a co-production of The Secret Garden, created in partnership between Seattle's The 5th Avenue Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C. The critically acclaimed production directed by 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, and recently announced an extension through January 8 for its current presentation in D.C. The Secret Garden will excite audiences at home in the Emerald City April 14-May 6.  (more...)

The Finest Compendium of Hollywood Signed Photographs Ever Assembled Set For Auction
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

RR Auction is proud to present The Tom Gregory Collection of Hollywood signed photographs during its December specialty auction that runs through Thursday, December 15, 2016. (more...)

THE PURPLE DIARIES Paints Portrait of Mary Astor and the Golden Age of Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrity gossip has always been Hollywood's specialty, but in 1936 a scandal broke that was so sensational it pushed Hitler's Olympics off the front pages: the diaries of Mary Astor. (more...)

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