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30th Israel Film Festival In Los Angeles To Feature Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, Jewish Federation, And More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman will be honored with the 2016 Israel Film Festival Achievement in Film Award, Oscar nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Sharon Stone will receive the 2016 Israel Film Festival Career Achievement Award and Jay Sanderson will accept the 2016 Israel Film Festival Community Leadership Award on behalf of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, at the 30th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. (more...)

Last Three Weeks for World Premiere Season of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The World Premiere season of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre has only three weeks remaining. After standing ovations at every performance, the acclaimed production must close on Sunday 27 November. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jarrod Spector brings Jukebox Life to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 5, 2016

2014 Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector premiered a brand new show, Jukebox Life at Feinstein's/54 Below last night following his celebrated A Little Help From My Friends concert tour and CD. (more...)

BWW Review: Jarrod Spector's JUKEBOX LIFE at Feinstein's/54 Below is Raucous Fun
by Alix Cohen - Nov 4, 2016

Jarrod Spector began performing at three years old. A film of his singing 'Toot, Toot, Tootsie' with emphatic gestures shows the talented artist preternaturally polished. We're then treated to a clip from Ed McMahon's Star Search in which the six-year-old, pint-sized pretender performs Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill's 'Mack The Knife.' His parents, he explains, favored Bobby Darin to the extent that they overlooked the song's subject was 'a serial killer.' Tonight's version is brass-centric, Las Vegas swing. JUKEBOX LIFE, presented at Feinstein's 54/Below, is the most recent iteration in a series of biographical shows. ('Time to move on.') It adds Spector's marriage and his role as songwriter Barry Mann in the Carole King musical BEAUTIFUL to that of playing Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS and early aspirations. (Interestingly, he was unaware of both the men into whose shoes he has stepped.) Its title was inspired by a fan who asked, 'What's it like to have this incredible jukebox life?' (more...)

BWW Review: SINATRA 101 Puts You at the Sands with Frank and his Big Band
by Shari Barrett - Nov 29, 2016

As a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra thanks in part to my Mom being one of the bobbysoxers who fawned over him as I did for the Beatles, I was thrilled to jump at the chance to attend SINATRA 101 at the El Portal in Noho on November 26, 2016 at one of the 2 shows they did that date. Since 2011, Matt Mauser and the 101 Big Band led by Pete Jacobs have been playing Frank Sinatra's greatest hits with high-octane arrangements. Their collaboration captures Sinatra at the height of his career at the Sands Hotel in early 1966, backed by Quincy Jones conducting the Count Basie Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everything Must Be Burned Clean on WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 28, 2016

WESTWORLD's penultimate episode entitled 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' just aired last night and as we head into the finale of the first season, the show proves it's not holding back any of its punches. The show has certainly taken on a bigger life in the online community with fan theorizing and discussion and WESTWORLD does what most shows should follow suit in revealing answers to questions the fans are asking and are already forming their own answers to. By doing so, they avoid the probable let down in the future that comes with an anticlimactic reveal of something the consumers have been building up in their heads for so long in such a grandiose way that the final product could never hold a candle to what they were imagining it to be. They also prove that the show overall, as a narrative and a piece of thematic storytelling, isn't about the twists, despite their existence in the narrative. They exist, but as the theories prove by being completely true, the information was all there from the beginning and the questions about consciousness, autonomy, and humanity are the real grounding force of the epic scale drama that is WESTWORLD. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto - a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras - with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill's Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Convergence Continuum to Present World Premiere of THE KNIFE IS MONEY, THE FORK IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Convergence-continuum concludes its 2016 Season with the world premiere of Cleveland playwright Jonathan Wilhelm's noir comedy mystery thriller, The Knife IS MONEY, THE FORK IS LOVE. It's 1932, and Tobias, a young man enamored with radio serials and pulp fiction, receives a puzzling package which leads him on a search for the members of a secret society. In the theater, meanwhile, a group of actors struggle to provide historical context and work with the audience to solve Tobias' Depression-era enigma. Confusion, and much comedy, ensues as both the characters and actors try to untangle this mysterious and thrilling tale for us. (more...)

Critics' Choice Awards Rescind Nomination for Mandy Patinkin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Showbiz411.com has reported that a previously announced Critics Choice Award nomination for 'Homeland' star and Broadway legend, Mandy Patinkin, has been rescinded. Citing a discrepancy with the show's finale date, the Critics' Choice committee was forced to rescind its nomination for the star, instead awarding the nomination slot to Better Call Saul's, Michael McKean. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 to Make U.S. Debut in Los Angeles This Winter; Tour to Follow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment are delighted to announce that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City. (more...)

Theatre In The Raw Presents: THE THREEPENNY OPERA Through 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

This fall, Theatre In the Raw is bringing to Vancouver stages the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill 1928 classic musical work,THE THREEPENNY OPERA,re imagined as a mixture of Victorian era setting with a Commercial Drive flavouring, under the direction of Jay Hamburger and Music Director Earle Peach! (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 9 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 11, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a young cast attack a classic play to update for today's world, a venture that succeeds partially, and is never less than interesting. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

Good Theater presents THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Good Theater, the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, is pleased to present Horton Foote's multi-award-winning The Trip to Bountiful starring Broadway veteran Louisa Flaningam.  Bountiful opens March 29 and plays through April 30.   (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Revival Of Handa On Sydney Harbour's CARMEN Is Entertaining But Not True To The Creators Vision
by Jade Kops - Mar 26, 2017

Bizet's CARMEN's big dramatic imagery, colourful crowd scenes and bold iconic music lends itself to a major spectacle like HANDA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR (HOSH), the jewel in Opera Australia's annual programme so it is understandable that they have opted to 'revive' the 2013 production. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 3/27 - 3/31 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 3/27 - 3/31, airing on ABC (more...)

Jarrod Spector to Bring JUKEBOX LIFE to Feinstein's at the Nikko This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement of his celebrated show, A Little Help from My Friends, in 2015, Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his new show, Jukebox Life. (more...)

Debut of WE tv's MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT is Network's Highest Series Premiere Ever
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The series premiere of WE tv's MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT on Friday, February 24 delivered 2.3 million total viewers in Nielsen live+3 ratings, making it the network's highest series premiere ever in total viewers and among key demos. (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. T (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Make U.S. Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in association with Dark Harbor Stories, present the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin. (more...)

Kurt Weill's Anti-Apartheid Musical LOST IN THE STARS Among LACO Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  (more...)

THREEPENNY OPERA Opens Next Week at Spotlighters Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

In 1928, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill adapted John Gay's 18th-century The Beggar's Opera to fashion a savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality, set to unforgettable music with tunes that have been famous for 90 years.  (more...)

Acclaimed Plastic Surgeon Shares TALES FOR TAGLIACOZZI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

NEW BERN, N.C., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ In his new book (Authorhouse Publishing) Tales for Tagliacozzi An Inside Look at Modern-Day Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zannis reveals the secrets about his profession that everyone wants to know. Journey into the world of modern plastic surgery while learning about the Renaissance's founding father of plastic surgery, Gaspare Tagliacozzi. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: NOSFERATUTU is Bloody Fantastic! Run, Don't Walk! at Griffin Theatre Company
by Brodie Paparella - Jan 19, 2017

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Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane - Venturing Out Into What Matters with LOST IN THE STARS
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 16, 2017

Not since 1950 have audiences in L.A. been able to see a live professional performance of Kurt Weill's musical masterpiece LOST IN THE STARS. That changes this month when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents a brand new production in partnership with CAP UCLA. Set during the era of South African apartheid, the devastating tale of a black minister whose son accidentally kills a white neighbor's son explores racial inequalities and the courage it takes to forgive when faced with an impossible moral dilemma. (more...)

BETROFFENHEIT Becomes Second Sold-Out Show of 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary dance lovers have shown their support of the 2017 Adelaide Festival program, with Canadian dance production Betroffenheit selling out its season six weeks before the Festival's opening weekend. (more...)

BWW Review: LA LA LAND
by Gary Naylor - Jan 13, 2017

Gary Naylor sees La La Land, a film that hits you as hard in the heart as it does in the head. He doubts if he'll see a better movie in 2017. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

January Thaw Music Festival Continues with NYC's Most Versatile Musician, Eddie Allen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival continues with a tribute to "Satchmo" as performed by New York City's most versatile musician, Eddie Allen, in 3hree for Louis:  A Tribute to Louis Armstrong on Sunday, January 22 at 2pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Fort Worth Oprea Announces Line Up Of Unpublished Operas, 5/3-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams whose unpublished works have been selected for the company's fifth annual, critically acclaimed new works series, Frontiers - funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Kristeen Young Announces London Residency at The Islington
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

New York City-based singer, songwriter and pianist Kristeen Young has announced a month-long residency at London's The Islington, taking place every Tuesday through February 2017, and revealed a new music video for 'NICE'. (more...)

Fresh Fruit Festival to Salute 'NELL DASH' Playwright Doug DeVita
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Fresh Fruit Festival, presented by All Out Arts, now in its 15th year celebrating the LGBTQ community's unique perspective, creativity and diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities on local and international levels, will host its annual Fresh Fruit Awards of Distinction at The Bowery Poetry Club on April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 2/27 - 3/3 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Feb 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 2/27 - 3/3, airing on ABC (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 2/27 - 3/3 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Feb 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 2/27 - 3/3, airing on ABC (more...)

BWW Review: THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Feb 24, 2017

It's been 80 years since Bessie Smith, the celebrated Empress of the Blues, died a lonely death, after an auto accident on a desolate Mississippi road. Contrary to legend, Smith did not bleed to death after being refused admission to a white Southern hospital. That story was related to Down Beat magazine by Columbia Records impresario John Hammond, who later apologized, saying that it was all based on hearsay. But her injuries were severe enough so that when she was taken to the nearest hospital (which happened to be one that accepted blacks), that she was beyond saving, and died at the young age of 43. (more...)

BWW Review: Siobhan O'Loughlin Plunges Into Politics and Psychology in BROKEN BONE BATHTUB
by Victoria Ordin - Feb 20, 2017

When it comes to theater, there's immersive and there's immersive. Siobhan O'Loughlin's BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is immersive in a literal sense: the Brooklyn-based playwright sits in a bathtub full of bubbles as she tells the story of her most severe bicycle accident, though the play is really about the existential crisis triggered by the collision in Grand Army Plaza. (more...)

Phantom Share Smoky New Single 'Lost' From The Debut LP 'MMXII'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Helsinki-based Phantom reveal “Lost” - the second single from forthcoming debut LP MMXII, out internationally February 24th via Vild Music. The album is a letter from aliens to earth, a reflection of the era, of a ten-thousand-year puberty of the human mind. (more...)

BWW Review: York's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Tells How A Refugee Made Good In America
by Michael Dale - Feb 14, 2017

When Nazis began publicly burning copies of his latest musical theatre piece, composer Kurt Weill took it as a hint that he might be better off sailing to America and writing for Broadway. (more...)

Doug DeVita's THE GRUESOMELY MERRY ADVENTURES OF NELL DASH Set for Hudson Guild Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

THE GRUESOMELY MERRY ADVENTURES OF NELL DASH, AN IRREPRESSIBLY SENSIBLE CAPITALIST WITH A VENGEANCE is set for the Hudson Guild Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL Completes Triumphant Season in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The curtain has fallen on the World Premiere season of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and producer John Frost is fielding offers for future productions, not only in Australia but internationally. (more...)

Don Most Presents A Little HAPPY DAYS for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

"Happy Days" star, Don Most, announces plans for three new pre and post holiday season music releases and a special Los Angeles engagement, entitled 'CHRISTMAS SWING WITH DON MOST AND FRIENDS' at the Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, December 3, 2016
by - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, December 3, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: CHRISTMAS PROMS 2016 at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 17, 2016

This is an essential Christmas event for so many people, so make sure that you are amongst them. (more...)

The Jewish Museum And FLSC Announce New York Jewish Film Festival Events, 1/11-24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and FSLC Announce NYJFF Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, unique in New York City, and one of the longest running partnerships of two major New York cultural institutions, the NYJFF each year presents the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience. (more...)

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