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BWW Review: Seattle Shakes Musical MIDSUMMER Hits Several Bad Notes
by Jay Irwin - May 7, 2017

I've never been a fan of transplanting classic works such as Shakespeare to "new and exciting" locales and time periods but I have seen it work as long as the adaptation enhances the existing story somehow or at the very least makes sense with the story. Unfortunately, Seattle Shakespeare Company's current musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with a 1930's movie musical bent fails on both respects and then some. It's got a few elements in it that work but overall it makes little sense and the added music adds nothing but confusion. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA 5/8 - 5/12 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA 5/8 - 5/12, airing on ABC (more...)

Tracy Letts Says Broadway Bound Play THE MINUTES is Not About Trump, But is Politically Aware
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tracy Letts spoke about his play THE MINUTES which will take its place on Broadway next year. Letts describes it as an examination of personal history and how 'history sometimes is in the eye of the beholder.' (more...)

Photo Flash: BONNIE & CLYDE the Musical Takes to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Experience the Buck Creek Players Collection of Favorites as we close our 43rd season of quality theater with the thrilling new musical, BONNIE & CLYDE. Opening on Friday, June 9th, and continuing for three weekends through Sunday, June 25th, curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue. (more...)

Audition Announcement: Bonnie & Clyde at Denton Community Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - May 22, 2017

Audition Announcement: Bonnie & Clyde at Denton Community Theatre (more...)

BWW Review: ABT's DON QUIXOTE Fires Up The 2017 Spring Season
by Christina Pandolfi - May 22, 2017

It takes the perfect spark to light a match, and on Thursday May 18, 2017, that spark was Soloist Christine Shevchenko. Replacing a temporarily injured Gillian Murphy, her rendition of Kitri was the cherry on top of the already delicious sundae that is Petipa's 'Don Quixote,' presented during the company's first week of spring performances at their Metropolitan Opera House residency. The ability to adapt, adjust, and make something your own is a rare gift that so often gets taken for granted. But it's exactly that nuance that let Shevchenko - and the entire production - shine like the brightest star in the sky. (more...)

HEATHERS and BONNIE & CLYDE Get Workshops in The Other Palace's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul Taylor Mills are delighted to announce details for The Other Palace Development Programmeand first Work in Progress series until December 2017. (more...)

Servant Stage Company to Present THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Servant Stage Company will present The Civil War, on May 28, 2017, at Lititz Springs Park and on June 4 and 11 at The Winter Visual Arts Center on the campus of Millersville University. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet announce an exciting and diverse season for 2017/2018 Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce its 2017-18 season - 12 months of world-class dance and music in productions that range from traditional classical ballet, to works that celebrate some of the best choreographers of the 20th century, and to new ballets created for the Company. (more...)

McLean Community Players to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The McLean Community Players will present William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, opening Friday, April 14, 2017, at Vinson Hall's Community Building Ballroom, 1735 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101. The production runs weekends through Sunday, April 30. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Return to Don't Tell Mama for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don't Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Get, conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don't Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for 'Book Musical,' and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for 'Show Of The Year.' (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre to Cast a Spell with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The PLT brings to the stage one of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Grammy Nominated Reggae Artist, Barrington Levy Releases 'G.S.O.A.T, ' a Single from his Highly Anticipated Upcoming Album, Survivor.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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Grammy Nominated Artist Barrington Levy Releases New Single & Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Legendary Reggae artist Barrington Levy unveils a powerful single, 'G.S.O.A.T,' from his upcoming album Survivor. In addition to the track, the single is paired with a telling music video, speaking of perseverance, strength and the blessing of life. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Pittsburgh (more...)

BWW Review: ROMAN TRAGEDIES, Barbican Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Mar 18, 2017

Extraordinary, astonishing, unmissable five star production that brings three of Shakespeare's plays up to date in an electrifying production that should not be missed. (more...)

Amazon Extends Deal with A24, Brings MOONLIGHT to Amazon Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Amazon Prime Video today announced the extension of an exclusive content agreement with A24, making Prime Video the only premium subscription home for all upcoming A24 films. (more...)

BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO ASHTON at Sarasota Ballet
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 15, 2017

Stunning Tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton By Sarasota Ballet (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set to Open at Hale Theatre in Gilbert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Audiences are certain to be entranced as the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is transformed into a magical underwater kingdom when the Hale presents Disney's The Little Mermaid. The production featuring fantastic costumes and special effects bows on July 7th and runs through August 19th. Beneath-the-sea settings and story engage sophisticated theatrical techniques to create other-worldly gliding movements for the actors. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Scene from RSC's JULIUS CAESAR, Screening Across North America as Part of 'Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon' Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season of four Shakespeare plays will play in select movie houses across North America, directly from Shakespeare's home town, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The productions are filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company around the world through a continued partnership with Trafalgar Releasing (formerly Picturehouse Entertainment). Scroll down for a sneak peek at a full scene from Julius Caesar! (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE: THE MUSICAL Opens Friday at Buck Creek Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Experience the Buck Creek Players Collection of Favorites as we close our 43rd season of quality theater with the thrilling new musical, BONNIE & CLYDE. Opening on Friday, June 9th, and continuing for three weekends through Sunday, June 25th, curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. (more...)

Amazon to Premiere New Half-Hour Series COMRADE DETECTIVE on Amazon Prime Video 8/4
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Amazon Studios today announced COMRADE DETECTIVE, a new half-hour live action series that will premiere August 4 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Make New England Premiere in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Comes to River Street Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This upcoming July 4th weekend, Jaffrey's River Street Theatre Stage2Screen Series will present the globally acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA which was captured in high-definition as it was performed on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon on May 24, 2017. It will be screened at 1:30pm and 6:30pm on Sunday, July 2nd and again at 1:30pm on Monday, July 3rd. (more...)

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Will Be the Subject of a New Musical- First Listen!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, Enrique Brown, choreographer, and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. (more...)

BWW Review: A Sublime Production of ROMEO AND JULIET is on Stage at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 2, 2017

ROMEO AND JULIET opened at the Stratford Festival on Thursday night. Director, Scott Wentworth's production takes the Festival Theatre stage by storm and is captivating from start to finish. This is the third production of ROMEO AND JULIET that this reviewer has had the privilege of seeing at the Festival, and it is without a doubt, my favourite. (more...)

Jamie Muscato and Evelyn Hoskins to Star in BONNIE & CLYDE at The Other Palace; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Other Palace has announced casting for its upcoming production of Bonnie & Clyde, book by Ivan Menchell, lyrics by Don Black and music by Frank Wildhorn. (more...)

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Are the Subject of a New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

MULTISTAGES is pleased to announce the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. Press are invited to all performances.   (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch An Exclusive Trailer For The Royal Shakespeare Company's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season of four Shakespeare plays continues in select movie theaters across North America, directly from Shakespeare's hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The productions are filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company around the world through a continued partnership with Trafalgar Releasing (formerly Picturehouse Entertainment).  ? (more...)

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Set for Residency at the Annenberg Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces the inaugural year of a new annual season-long partnership with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Beginning in the 2017/2018 season, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will be orchestra-in-residence at the Annenberg Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TEMPLE OF SOULS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to present a first look at  the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress also helmed the production, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is currently playing a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances began last night  Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23.  (more...)

BONNIE AND CLYDE to Come in Guns Blazing to NJ's Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. 'Bonnie & Clyde' is an electrifying musical story of love, adventure and crime that takes to the Open Air Theatre stage from July 7 through July 16, 2017 with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The production is sponsored in part by the Trenton Thunder baseball team. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Talea Ensemble, JACK Quartet and Bozzini Quartet Set for TIME SPANS Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust (EBMF) has announced the TIME SPANS Festival in New York City. Scheduled from August 1 to 5, 2017, TIME SPANS 2017 will include five concerts, performed by three of the best North American specialized groups for new repertoire: Talea Ensemble (NYC), JACK Quartet (NYC), and Bozzini Quartet (Montreal). (more...)

Sara Holdren Takes Post as Theater Critic at New York Magazine, Vulture
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss announced today that Sara Holdren is joining New York and its entertainment site Vulture as theater critic. (more...)

Village Theatre Announces The 17th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Village Theatre is excited to announce the lineup for The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which will take place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017 and continues the theatre's dedication to the development of new work. This year, the Festival's five readings will include Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones and animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Nature of Forgetting
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 10, 2017

BWW speaks to Guillaume Pige about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Nature of Forgetting. (more...)

BWW Review: RED BASTARD: LIE WITH ME Exposes the Lovers and Liars in Us All
by Krista Garver - Jul 10, 2017

RED BASTARD: LIE WITH ME seeks to understand the complicated rules (and double standards) we have about love and fidelity. (more...)

Hong Kong Dance Company Brings Back Award-Winning L'AMOUR IMMORTEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Following its box-office success in 2015, the Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) is bringing back its award-winning grand dance drama L'Amour Immortel to Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre from 9 to 11 June 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOTTERY OF LOVE, Orange Tree Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Apr 3, 2017

Love and disguise are the order of the day as the Orange Tree's 2016-17 programme continues with a new John Fowles translation of Pierre Marivaux's The Lottery of Love. The 18th century play in this production has more than a whiff of Jane Austen about it, with characters in Regency dress and placing great importance on propriety and good manners. (more...)

Tracy Letts's LINDA VISTA World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed world premiere production of Linda Vista by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Dexter Bullard. The production continues for seven additional performances, through May 28, 2017. (more...)

Hong Kong Dance Company 2017-18 Season Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

This year, Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) opens a new chapter filled with cutting-edge performances and well-loved classics including romantic dance dramas, mindful theatre, family dance drama and a groundbreaking cross-cultural collaboration. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre is the Perfect Show for Detroit & Motown Music Fans!
by Katie Laban - Apr 21, 2017

If there is one show that is perfect for Detroit, Motown the Musical would be it. Every aspect that there is to love about Motown Records and the music that came out of it is there in the show, plus the great adoration and respect that is gives to the Motor City. Whether you are a fan of Motown music, Detroit, or just love an entertaining and fun theatre experience, Motown the Musical is the show for you. (more...)

Casting Announced For Servant Stage Company's Production of THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Servant Stage Company is pleased to announce casting for their upcoming production of The Civil War, the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn, Jr. The production will be led by Servant Stage Company Artistic Director Wally Calderon, and features a cast of over 30 performers. (more...)

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