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BWW Review: John Doyle Cuts PACIFIC OVERTURES Down To Prelude Size
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2017

The best thing about Classic Stage Company's small-scale, extensively trimmed production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's extraordinarily-written 1976 musical, PACIFIC OVERTURES, is a chance to see a terrific ensemble of actors taken from the New York stage's severely underutilized pool of Asian-American talent. The company includes notables of the musical stage such as Ann Harada, Orville Mendoza, Thom Sesma and Marc Oka. (more...)

Award-Winning Series ORPHAN BLACK Returns to BBC America for Final Season 6/10
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

The fate of the clone sisterhood will be revealed when the final trip of BBC AMERICA's award-winning series, ORPHAN BLACK, starring Emmy(R)-winner Tatiana Maslany, returns Saturday, June 10th at 10/9c. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE MUSICAL at Charlottetown Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for Anne of Green Gables-The Musical at The Charlottetown Festival. The Adam Brazier-directed production is undergoing a major three-year revival, with new sets, costumes, sound design, even a new Green Gables house, and many more surprises to be unveiled over the next three summers. (more...)

Antic in a Drain to Premiere Site-Specific BUCKO: WHALEMAN! This June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Antic in a Drain presents its world premiere production of Bucko: Whaleman! (more...)

The Kids Book Company Publishes Conservation Focused Travel Adventure Book for Children Which Has Proven to Educate More Deeply Through a Unique Personalized Approach
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

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Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Annual Gala Raises Record Amount as it Honors Suzanne and James Mellor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

381 guests filled The Island Hotel in Newport Beach for Laguna Playhouse's annual fundraising gala. This year's event, themed Theatre Changes Lives, raised a record $600,000 in support of the Playhouse's mission to enrich lives through the magic of live theatre, to provide educational opportunities for children and adults, and to create experiences that stimulate cultural and social interaction and inspire our community. Proceeds from the event help cover the operating costs of the 96-year old icon, one of the oldest continuing operating theaters west of the Mississippi.  Within the funds raised that evening, $90,000 was raised for the Suzanne and James Mellor Laguna Playhouse Tribute Fund, which will provide theatre experiences for youth by providing tickets to performances and to cover the cost of transporting youth groups to the theatre. (more...)

Sharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties, Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White Way
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2017

This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would be returning to the boards in an unconventional new revival of Lillian Hellman's family drama, The Little Foxes. (more...)

City of Wilton Manors Presents Annual Island City Canoe Race for 70th Anniversary, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

Dust off your oars and join the City of Wilton Manors for their annual Island City Canoe Race on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Participants will be in for an afternoon of action from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. as they race to the finish line. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Announces Full Cast and Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, will commence its new national tour at the Canberra Theatre Centre on November 24th 2017 followed by a season from December 26th 2017 QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Headline Ogunquit Playhouse's Season Opener MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents The Tempest May 25 to June 4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

From May 25 - June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. (more...)

Tomorrowland Presents Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Garden of Madness
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

With their final residency shrouded in mystery for many months, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel have finally put the rumours to rest with the announcement that they have joined forces with Tomorrowland & Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to host a magical summer of madness. (more...)

Gritty Drama LA GRANJA Acquired for June release by Breaking Glass Pictures
by Movies News Desk - May 3, 2017

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the Puerto Rican drama LA GRANJA (The Farm) from first-time director Angel Manuel Soto. (more...)

Dance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's Return
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 44th season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. (more...)

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebrates 60 Years of Cultural Legacy with Legendary Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

In a press conference held today at the One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center (the Freedom Tower), Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, Chairperson of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP), alongside members of the Parade's Board of Directors, announced plans for the 2017 Parade, its 60th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, June 11. (more...)

PETER PAN Flies Into The Rose This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Audiences will be transported on a magical flight to Neverland for a swashbuckling musical that delivers non-stop action, spell-binding music and stunning choreography when Peter Pan takes flight at The Rose Theater, June 2-18, 2017.  (more...)

New Illustrated Book Tells Story of How Important It is to Love One Another
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

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Lloyd Lovindeer to Headline 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Award-winning musical icon Lloyd Lovindeer headlines the list of performers slated to appear at the 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival to be held on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 12 noon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

From tonight, May 25, through June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. Scroll down for a look at the dancers in action! (more...)

BWW Review: THE ISLAND, Tobacco Factory Bristol
by Tim Wright - May 24, 2017

"They sentenced me to life, not to death" is the cry from an increasingly broken Winston in this new production of Fugard's The Island. Set on the notorious Robben Island (the infamous place that held Nelson Mandela) during apartheid The Island offers a glimpse into the lives of two inmates- John and Winston who face impossibly long stretches of time under the unspeakably harsh regime. (more...)

Opera Della Luna Make Their First Trip To Storyhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic opera company Opera della Luna are making their first visit to Chester's exciting new Storyhouse venue with a new production, presented by the city's very own Jeff Clarke at the helm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Orlando's Newest Openings Offer Something for Everyone This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Recently named AAA's Top Destination for Memorial Day Travel, Orlando is unveiling some of the largest expansions in theme park history this week, from the enchanting alien world of Pandora to The Island paradise of Volcano Bay. These historic openings are the culmination of a year filled with new offerings including phenomenal dining options and brand new resorts. It's one of the most exciting times to be in Orlando, where all-new adventure, thrills and family fun await visitors looking for an unforgettable summer vacation. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (more...)

Riverside Theatre Announces 2017- 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Beginning Thursday, June 1st at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2017-2018 Season of shows go on sale. Building on the success and support the theatre has received over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)

The Yard Presents Two Community Events: DTY at Mytoi Gardens and DanceHall
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. (more...)

Nokia boosts Cosmote's network coverage and capacity throughout Greece using long-haul microwave packet transport technology
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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BWW Review: GABRIEL: Better Angels Take Flight at Stoneham Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - May 2, 2017

Stoneham Theatre seriously ups its game with Moira Buffini's 1997 play GABRIEL, a World War II tale of survival and intrigue, where the fate of a family may rest upon the identity of a mysterious stranger. Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes directs a cast that includes some of Boston theater's most stellar actors, as well as a nine-year old member of 'the young company' making her Mainstage debut in a pivotal role. Scenic designer Matthew Lazure's evocative set takes us to The Island of Guernsey, to a rustic farmhouse lacking the creature comforts formerly enjoyed by the family before the Nazi occupation. (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the lineup and sponsors for the 39th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which returns this year with 31 performances, June 7 - August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Reveals A Storm in the Making
by Laura Hobson - May 2, 2017

For its final performances at 719 Race St., Cincinnati Shakespeare Company chose William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, one of the last plays the playwright penned alone in 1610-11. Leading the cast is founding company member Nicholas Rose as magician Prospero who has landed on an island with his young daughter Miranda for twelve years after being overthrown as the Duke of Milan. Interested in regaining his dukedom, Prospero orchestrates a shipwreck amidst a storm, which open the play. (more...)

BWW Review: RORSCHACH THEATRE World Premiere, FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS
by Roger Catlin - May 2, 2017

Randy Baker drew from his own upbringing in Asia to craft his play 'Forgotten Kingdoms,' getting a world premiere at Rorschach Theatre, where he is co-artistic director. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day: Broadway Spends SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2017

Today we celebrate the Stephen Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George, which opened today in 1984 at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary
by Herbert Paine - May 19, 2017

David Ira Goldstein's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON a masterfully crafted cliffhanger. The play is receiving its world premiere with Arizona Theatre Company. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, which is celebrating its 85th Anniversary season is once again joining forces with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! Joining the fight is as easy as buying a ticket to the international hit show! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International. The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years. (more...)

Jonas Blue Unveils Music Video For His Latest Single
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The UK's biggest global breakthrough artist of 2016, Jonas Blue, has now revealed the official music video for his latest single 'Mama' feat. Australian singer/songwriter and YouTube sensation William Singe. (more...)

Wade Lynch To Direct GLENDA'S KITCHEN Remount
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Opening July 13 is a cabaret matinee that offers a taste of The Island, literally and culturally! Glenda's Kitchen returns after a successful debut at The Charlottetown Festival last summer, and will feature a beloved and familiar name in the director's chair. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sun King Davis
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2017

Today's subject Sun King Davis is currently living his theatre life onstage in Rorschach Theatre's world premiere play Forgotten Kingdoms by Randy Baker. The production continues through May 21st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Jamie Jones Reveals Lineups & Electric Jungle Theme for 2017 Paradise Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Paradise invites you to get lost in the Electric Jungle, an immersive, exotic reality of roaming soundscapes and stunning digital exploration. (more...)

Jamie Jones Reveals Line-Up and Theme for 2017 PARADISE SEASON
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Paradise invites you to get lost in the Electric Jungle, an immersive, exotic reality of roaming soundscapes and stunning digital exploration. (more...)

20th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Lineup
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), presented this year by Stella Artois, announced today the film lineup for the 2017 edition. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz's Jazzy AS YOU LIKE IT, Fiasco's TWELFTH NIGHT, Terrence McNally Premiere and More Slated for CSC's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced plans for the company's 50th Anniversary season beginning this fall.  (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare to Present THE TEMPEST This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Chesapeake Shakespeare will present THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare, directed by Lizzi Albert, running June 16 - July 23, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for Corcadorca's Upcoming Production FAR AWAY on Spike Island
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Corcadorca Theatre Company, pioneers of site-specific productions, are setting sail to Spike Island in Cork Harbour this summer with a production of  Caryl Churchill 's “Far Away”, as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another extension for its world-premiere musical, Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run through July 9. (more...)

BARBADOS JAZZ: An Excursion to Paradise with a Purpose
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Bigger but simpler. That's the mandate soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman adopted for his flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament in his native Barbados. Festivalgoers that flock to the fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion this Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2017) will be treated to the biggest and best lineup of contemporary jazz and R&B artists yet assembled at the fest along with a simplified schedule that allows more time to discover the alluring tropical beauty of the Caribbean island. For the second year, Trotman's Charity Golf Outing will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.   (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revival Finds Its Home at Circle in the Square Theatre; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced today that the first ever Broadway revival of Once on This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

RUNNING WILD is Brought to Life at The Marlowe Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Michael Morpurgo's novel Running Wild is brought to life at The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

US Travel Companies Need a Long-Term Perspective to Capitalize on Cuba
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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