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World Premiere Tonight of DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical takes place tonight, Thursday 6 October, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in front of a star-studded capacity audience. (more...)

Holocaust Survivor Finds Her Voice in FROM SILENCE at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A cast of nine women led by Karen Lynn Gorney bring to life a story of the generational effects of the Holocaust in 'From Silence,' a new play by Anne Marilyn Lucas. (more...)

Theater On The Edge to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Local actors Allan Whitehead, Marco DiGeorge and Zack Roundy will star in David Mamet's gripping 1975 play American Buffalo. Directed by Pam Harbaugh, American Buffalo will play at the newly formed Theater On The Edge for a limited run, November 3-20, 2016. (more...)

New Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy Unveil Adelaide Festival 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The debut Adelaide Festival from Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy will mark a return to artistic works on a grand scale, with epic opera, theatrical spectacle under the stars and the biggest and most ambitious Festival hub in the event's history all set to dazzle in the 2017 program. (more...)

30th Israel Film Festival In Los Angeles To Feature Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, Jewish Federation, And More, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 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...)

BWW Recap: A Cast of Carnage on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 27, 2016

This weeks episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY was bloody, blood, bloody, as if all that death we were waiting for all season finally caught up to us. As members of the cast of Return to Roanoke: 3 Days in Hell quickly get picked off, we soon learn that it might not be just the ghostly demons of the land that are doing all of the killing. While this season is picking up speed, feeling like it's hurtling towards its conclusion, a result that cannot be said for many past seasons, murder-filled blood moon countdown starts to toe the line between horror and torture-porn. Whether it succeeds or falls into its own trap depends on the outcome of the horror that will occur during the blood moon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jarrod Spector Previews JUKEBOX LIFE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Oct 27, 2016

2014 Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector will premiere a brand new show, Jukebox Life (November 1-5 & 13 at Feinstein's/54 Below), following his celebrated A Little Help From My Friends concert tour and CD. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectrum Gives Us Colorful Culture in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 26, 2016

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the product of bringing us a part of the African American experience, just as the Spectrum founders intend, and it's worth cultivating. (more...)

Patti Austin to Close the First Annual National Caregiving Conference with a Special Serenade to Family Caregivers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

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David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Continues 2016 – 17 Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Originally produced at FringeNYC, winner of Best of Fest at Maui Fringe and the Alderman Award at Chicago Fringe, Randy Noojin'scritically acclaimed, award winning multimedia solo show, Hard Travelin' with Woody continues Centenary Stage Company's annual Fringe Festival November 10 - 13 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: LIKE I SAY - A Script in Search of a Purpose at convergence-continuum
by Roy Berko - Oct 17, 2016

Len Jenkin, the author of LIKE I SAY, which he refers to as a 'sober-minded comedy,' is the recipient of three Obie Awards and received an Emmy nomination. (more...)

MURDER BALLAD to Slay at Omaha Community Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Murder Ballad, running at the Omaha Community Playhouse October 14 - November 20, 2016 in the Howard Drew Theatre, is an intimate, sung-through indie-rock musical that tells the dramatic tale of a love triangle gone wrong. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and FRANKENSTEIN Come to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

 Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse brings two encore screenings of National Theatre of London to the big screen in October!  Mack The Knife is back in town!  On Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. it's The Threepenny Opera.  (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Oct 10, 2016

They called it the 'War To End All Wars.' Between 1914 and 1918, over 17 million souls gave up their lives on the altar of the first-ever modern war. Musical Theater History (MTH) at Crown Center presents a new and fascinating look back called 'Songs of the Great War.' (more...)

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...)

Holocaust Survivor Finds Her Voice in FROM SILENCE at Theater for the New City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A cast of nine women led by Karen Lynn Gorney bring to life a story of the generational effects of the Holocaust in 'From Silence,' a new play by Anne Marilyn Lucas. (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (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...)

Jonathan Poretz to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'WHEN VEGAS WAS VEGAS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis - When Vegas Was VEGAS! for two performances only - Today, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.) Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. (more...)

BWW Recap: And Then There Were Three on Shocking AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 3, 2016

With only two more episodes left of AMERICAN HORROR STORY and a death toll we're just counting down, as could be predicted 'Chapter 7' would be filled with more carnage, brutality, and...you guessed it...death. The show went from five to three this week and the only thing keeping the audience hanging on with suspense is the knowledge that only one of this thrilling cast of characters will survive. This episode, as did last week's, toed the line between horror and torture porn, but ultimately barely treads above that water by focusing on the compelling performances and dealing with the effects this hellish situation is having on these people. As the steaks are upped, everyone appears to be pushed to the edge and it is clear that no one will walk away without first getting their hands dirty. (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...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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.  LIFT EVERY VOICE, conceived and curated by Kahane to explore themes of tolerance, compassion, cooperation and creativity along with the power of music to encourage understanding and promote peace, was inspired by the lives of human and civil rights champions Rabbi Joachim Prinz, composer Kurt Weill and Martin Luther King, Jr.  The series is a signature part of Kahane's 20th and final LACO season, which features programming that reflects his far-reaching impact, broad musical sensibilities, distinctive philosophical interests and tremendous artistic passion.  Among LIFT EVERY VOICE's highlights are the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of Weill's profound anti- apartheid musical Lost in the Stars, directed by Anne Bogart, and Weill/Brecht's satirical The Seven Deadly Sins with chanteuse Storm Large, both provocative works addressing weighty moral issues; violinist Daniel Hope featured on the U.S. premiere of Weill's Song-Suite For Violin and Orchestra arranged by Paul Bateman; the West Coast premiere of Bruce Adolphe's Violin Concerto “I Will Not Remain Silent”; a joint performance with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA); and symposiums a chamber music program and film screenings.  (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...)

Centenary Stage Company's Continues 2016–17 Fringe Festival with the Spirit, Music and Artworks of Iconic Folksinger Woody Guthrie in HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Originally produced at FringeNYC, winner of Best of Fest at Maui Fringe and the Alderman Award at Chicago Fringe, Randy Noojin'scritically acclaimed, award winning multimedia solo show, Hard Travelin' with Woody continues Centenary Stage Company's annual Fringe Festival November 10 - 13 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (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...)

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...)

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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