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BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES is Nothin' But a Good Time at Omaha Community Playhouse!
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 6, 2017

There's a party at the Bourbon Room and you're invited. Get out that 1980's gear you've got stuffed in the back of your closet and head over to ROCK OF AGES. This show is the most fun I've had in a long while! I've seen it on Broadway and more recently in Las Vegas, but the Omaha Community Playhouse production is not only on par, it exceeds them both in heart and personality. I liked it more. (more...)

Lucie Pohl's APOHLCALPYSE NOW! Set for UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present a limited engagement of Lucie Pohl's Apohlcalypse Now! on Monday, March 20 at 8pm, Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm, Monday, March 27 at 8pm, and Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm at UNDER St. Marks. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces 2017 New Voices Project Writing Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

New Musicals Inc. has announced that nine writing teams (with a total of 17 writers and composers) have been selected to participate in the 2017 New Voices Project, a musical theatre development program hosted by New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles (with support from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment), now in its fifth year. (more...)

Hit Potter Comedy PUFFS Adds Saturday Matinees Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will add a regular weekly Saturday Matinee 3:00 PM performance beginning this weekend - Saturday, March 4 - due to popular demand. The Off-Broadway hit was recently extended through June 25, 2017 at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride
by Trevor Durham - Mar 19, 2017

Fitzwater has finally gotten his chance to deliver Big River, a production dazzling in its music and performances, showcasing a wild range of talents that give this American musical the most American feel a show could hope for. (more...)

Married British-American Sketch Comedy Duo We Are Thomasse Set for The Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

We Are Thomasse, the married British-American sketch comedy duo, announces their upcoming performance at The Second City Hollywood on Tuesday, March 21st at 9pm PST. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LITTLE MERMAID with a Big Heart at Literally Alive Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

In 1837 Hans Christian Anderson wrote his most beloved tale "The Little Mermaid".  180 years later she is still swimming her way into the hearts of young and old.  On February 26th, Literally Alive Theatre opened their Off-Broadway musical adaptation of this classic tale with books and lyrics by Brenda Bell and music by Michael Sgouros at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street (between Bleeker and West 3rd) in Manhattan.  Their adaptation is true to the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, unlike the Disney version, which has a different ending.  "We tell the story in its original form" says Artistic Director Brenda Bell, "We believe that the true ending shows children that every wish has a price and that love comes with many sacrifices." (more...)

Mary-Anne Wright to Present JUST A TOUCH OF JAZZ at the Love Bar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

What better way to spend your Sunday night than at the Love Bar listening to some beautiful music. (more...)

Osisko Intersects 10.9 g/t Au Over 3.9 Metres at Garrison
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS Announces New Dates for Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New dates have been announced for the hit Long Island based storytelling show, (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS. Dates includes performances on March 25th, May 20th and June 17th at The Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson. (more...)

Review Roundup: Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of The Rake's Progress, opened on March 12 for a four-performance run at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.  It brings to life the traditional story of a young man seduced by monetary and carnal pleasures at the hand of a devilish valet. The work hasn't been presented in a fully staged professional production since BLO produced it in 1987. A professional concert version and several conservatories have been staged, but productions in Boston are infrequent. (more...)

Potter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through July 30, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Music Saves The Day at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre's 43rd Season gets a jolt of energy with their first all-youth mainstage production, School of Rock - The Musical (Youth Production), based on the hit Paramount movie written by Mike White.  The stage version with book by Julian Fellowes, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready to rock the boards in Breckenridge.  Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck and wannabe rock star decides to earn a few bucks as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.  What could be hard about that?  Ignoring the rules and pleas of the school's administration, Dewey throws academia aside and creates his own curriculum, complete with guitar riffs, keyboard solos, and jam sessions.  Little does he know, but his rebellious antics and creation of a kids' rock band has inspired and empowered this group of over-scheduled prep students with the power of rock. (more...)

Cincinnati Opera Announces ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL—THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, today announced that Cincinnati Opera will present the United States premiere of Another Brick in the Wall-The Opera, based on Roger Waters's legendary album The Wall, in celebration of the company's return to Cincinnati Music Hall for its 2018 Summer Festival. The production, scheduled for July 2018, will close Cincinnati Opera's 98th season, its first to be held at Music Hall following the building's $135 million revitalization. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents Götterdämmerung, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Houston Grand Opera presents Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods), the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians including Simon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde, starting April 22. (more...)

Early Bird Ticket Now On Sale for San Francisco International Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

San Francisco International Arts Festival is pleased to announce that a limited number of Early Bird Tickets starting at the incredible price of $12.50 will go on-sale for the 2017 Festival at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture at 8:00am on Wednesday March 1 until 11:59pm on March 31.  (more...)

Sketch Comedy Team Uncle Function Host Comedy Show At The Pit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Sketch comedy team Uncle Function will introduce a series of new and beloved sketches perfect for a date night or a night out alone and laughing to yourself for their upcoming comedy show Uncle Function Falls in Love, A Sketch Comedy Show at The Peoples Improv Theater on Saturday, March 4th, 9:30pm at 123 East 24th st, Manhattan. (more...)

2017 Frigid Festival presents ROTTEN APPLE: ESCAPE TO LA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amanda and Matthew love New York City!  But NYC loves no one!  Subway people cough into your ear, snowdrifts are mostly trash, and for every rat you see there are 20 you don't.  Across the country, sunny Los Angeles beckons.  Can our comedy heroes resist the siren song? Will they give up all they have fought for in the Big Apple? Will they escape to LA?  http://rottenappleshow.com  (more...)

Need a Laugh? See Billy Kelly's Family Comedy Show at The PIT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

This Saturday marks the second show in Billy Kelly's new monthly residency of his stand up comedy for families at Manhattan's People's Improv Theater. (more...)

THE JOY OF ARTING WITH DIANA ROSS Set for The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

'The Joy Of Arting With Diana Ross', taking place at The Pit Loft (154 W 29 th St NYC) on March 30th, April 6th and 13th at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's Exquisite SWAN LAKE
by Andrew White - Jan 30, 2017

As with all classic ballets in order to bring it to the stage you must breathe new life into it, and create a narrative that balances fidelity to the original with the genius of the modern choreographer. Not to mention the unique talents and personalities of each dancer. Kevin McKenzie, ABT's Artistic Director, brings this 19th-century classic into the 21st century with great sensitivity, but also with a sense of fun and celebration. (more...)

MARTHA CIPOLLA FOR PRESIDENT! Sets Final Show at the PIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Martha Cipolla for President! has announced the final performance of its debut run at The Peoples Improv Theater (The Pit). (more...)

Parody Musicals, Solo Shows and More Slate for the PIT's Winter/Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater is happy to announce some of the programming for our winter and spring seasons the slate includes a diverse range of comedy and theater, from 'historical hip-hoperas' to epic parody musicals to solo shows from stand ups and internationally acclaimed performance artists and even plays in addition to their regular line up of improv and sketch shows. (more...)

Lani Harms, Sarah Nedwek to Reunite at The PIT Loft Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Comedians Lani Harms and Sarah Nedwek will perform their hilarious solo comedies, The Britney Network and The Immaculate Deception for two shows only Feb. 2 and Feb. 5 at The Pit Loft. (more...)

Lee Cortopassi's THE BIG to Play The Sedgwick Theater This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

New York actor and Quintessence Theatre Group ensemble member Lee Cortopassi has announced a limited three-show run of THE BIG, a satirical riff on film noir for the stage at The Sedgwick Theater, after a successful stand-alone production in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Pride Films & Plays' Feel Good PRISCILLA
by Misha Davenport - Jan 30, 2017

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Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

Cleveland Native to Drive Zombie in MONSTER JAM at Quicken Loans Arena
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Cleveland native Bari Musawwir is coming home in style as he steps into the driver's seat of Zombie in Feld Entertainment Inc.'s Monster Jam, the most adrenaline-charged motorsports experience for families on the planet. (more...)

Wizard Rock Band Draco and the Malfoys to Continue PUFFS 'Wizard Nights' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will continue through February 5 featuring special post-show readings of two new wizarding plays by Puffs playwright Matt Cox and concerts with two of our favorite Wizard Rock Bands, Draco and the Malfoys and Swish and Flick. (more...)

Piedmont Players Theatre to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, February 17-18 & 24-25, 2017. (more...)

New Musical ALIENS COMING Has Landed at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

A new musical by Joe Kelly has landed! Aliens Coming will premiere at the People's Improv Theater, 123 E 24th St, New York City, April 11 - 16. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/6/2017
by - Feb 6, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/6/2017. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale To Celebrate John Adam's 70th Birthday With Choruses From Five Operas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

There will be an exuberant musical celebration in Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, March 26 when the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Artistic Director Grant Gershon celebrate composer John Adams' 70th birthday with Les Noces, Stravinsky's raucous depiction of a 19th-century Russian peasant wedding. (more...)

Socially Anxious Improvised Solo Comedy SHOW UP Lets Audience Steer Plot
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified tropes of the genre on their head.  (more...)

The Mother Line Story Project Comes to HERE Arts Center as Part of SANCTUARY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following sold-out performances at The Pit, Dixon Place, and Abingdon Theater Co. THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the HERE Arts Center Main Stage in a double bill with Alicia Raquel as part of Sanctuary for a one-night-only engagement on Thursday, February 9th at 8:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - Feb 2, 2017

Come, here the music play. CABARET at Wilmington Drama League continues to be politically relevant and especially thought-provoking in our current time. (more...)

Badger Power! Off-Broadway's Potter Play PUFFS Extends Through June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through June 25, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). In addition, a regular weekly 3:00 PM Saturday Matinee performance will be added beginning on March 4. (more...)

Hit Storytelling Show (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS Returns to The Pit Loft
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Jude Treder-Wolff, the host and creator of (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, returns to The Pit LOFT with her Long Island based storytelling show on Saturday, February 4 at 9:30 pm. The line-up includes Mary Theresa Archbold (This American Life), Jack Canfora (winner of the 2016 Webby Award), Pat Shay (UCB/Second City/The Pit), and Natalie Wall (producer/host of 'Awkward Sex... and the City"). (more...)

Married British-American Sketch Comedy Duo We Are Thomasse Return to Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????We Are Thomasse, the married British-American sketch comedy duo, announces their upcoming performance at The Second City Hollywood on Friday, February 17th at 9:30pm PST. The couple will be performing 25 sketches in just 45 minutes and tickets are only $10 each. (more...)

Welsh National Opera Announce Spring Season Of Intoxicating Love Stories
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Two classic Puccini operas and a hidden opera gem make up Welsh National Opera's Love's Poisoned Chalice season, taking audiences on a journey of love, passion, heartbreak and tragedy through some of opera's greatest tear jerking music. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 17, 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 THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at Arsht Center - It's a Love Fest for Carole King
by Roger Martin - Feb 17, 2017

the homage to singer songwriter Carole King, and there were whistles, woo hoos and woots (more...)

POP PUNK HIGH Brings the PIT Loft Back to 2006
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Pop Punk High, a new musical reveling in all of your middle-school angst, opens at The Pit Loft on March 3rd. Featuring an all-pop punk score (written by and starring a former local pop punk celebrity), Pop Punk High tells the story of a high school where everyone is pop punk, it's always 2006, and there's never been anything cooler than shredding, pizza, and flipping off your lame-ass parents. (more...)

Hit Storytelling Show (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS Returns to Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, the hit Long Island based storytelling show, which recently played to a sold-out crowd at The Pit LOFT in Manhattan, announces their next performance dates for Long Island. Long Island dates include performances on February 25th and March 8th. In honor of Black History Month, the February 25th show will feature stories dealing with experiences related to race and racism.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE SNEETCHES: THE MUSICAL at Children's Theatre Company
by Karen Bovard - Feb 13, 2017

This world premiere of a new musical based on a short story by Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, has just opened in Minneapolis. It's the latest collaboration between Seuss Enterprises and the Children's Theatre, and it's clearly a parable for our time-despite the fact that it's been in the works for a full four years. (more...)

THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT Opens This Week at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Olney Theatre Center - It's Just Plain Delicious!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 10, 2017

Stephen Sondheim musical is given an exceptional production with a superb cast. (more...)

Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

With her sublime new album, 'Akua's Dance,' cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music's deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon's opera-in-progress. Her label Akua's Music will release the new CD on February 10. (more...)

2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The 2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival will feature a brilliant 11 day program co-presented with, and held exclusively at, the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. (more...)

YOUR LOVE, OUR MUSICAL Plays The Bell House For Valentine's Day!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Your Love, Our Musical! - In which Evan Kaufman and Rebecca Vigil, two of New York's top musical improvisers, interview a couple from their audience and improvise a brand-new musical retelling the couple's love story - plays the Bell House for the first time, Sunday, February 12th at 8PM. (more...)

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