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First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 9, 2017

"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.  (more...)

Third Space Presents THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. When a new model, Karin, enters the home of famous fashion designer Petra von Kant, Petra's world-and career-rocket to manic heights. But in the midst of Petra's euphoria, her submissive assistant, Marlene, senses a threat. When Karin becomes a superstar, leaving everything behind, Marlene picks up the broken pieces. What Marlene does with those pieces will dictate the rest of her life. Featuring an all-female cast and directed by Benjamin Viertel, Third Space's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant delves into the tortured connections between desire and power in an industry driven by consumption. (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...)

The Peoples Improv Theater presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater (The Pit) presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps, Feb 15-March 30, 2017, at The Pit Loft. This solo character show, written and performed by Eli James, is a decade-by-decade journey through the parade of unsung deplorables who inhabit the history of rock 'n' roll. (more...)

SOAP Presents THE MESSY SHOW with Brett Davis, Diana Kolsky & Murf Meyer, and more
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

NYC sketch group SOAP will host their first ever indoor version of "The Messy Show" on Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. at Superchief Gallery in Brooklyn. (more...)

Circle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for David Ives' VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Circle Theatre is proud to announce the full cast/creative team for David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, February 18 - March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. Previews areSaturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Press are invited to attend Monday, Feb. 20 or Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Industry Nights are Mondays: February 27, March 6 and March 13 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available at CircleTheatreChicago.org. (more...)

(mostly) TRUE THINGS Storytelling Show Returns For First Performance of 2017 in Newly-Renovated Port Jefferson Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, Long Island's first local storytelling show returns to the newly-renovated Performing Arts Studio, 224 E. Main St. in Port Jefferson, NY 11777 on Sunday January 29, 2017 at 4 pm. This show was created by Long Island-based writer/performer Jude Treder-Wolff who has been featured three times on the ground-breaking storytelling podcast RISK! and has performed at storytelling shows across Long Island and in Manhattan including The Pit and The Moth. Tickets are $10 online at www.mostlytruethings.com, or $15 at the door (cash only). (more...)

UAC Theatre to Stage SPELLING BEE at Phoenix
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

This winter, fun will be spelled U-A-C as Up and Coming Theatre Company brings 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Phoenix Bar & Night Club. (more...)

Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 1/29
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Met's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut, opens the new season of THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met (more...)

People's Improv Theatre Presents CRY BABY: MY (RELUCTANT) JOURNEY INTO MOTHERHOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Jamie had a baby. People ask her "How's it going?" and she's tired of saying "Great!" Everyone lied to her about birth and beyond, so here's the raw truth. After this show, people may now ask "Is she ok?" Whether you have a kid, are thinking about having one, or can't even keep a plant alive, it's important you attend this show. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Experience Verdi's impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, "Aida, " recounting the doomed love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love! For three grand nights, the orchestra comes out of The Pit and onto the stage for this semi-staged presentation of Verdi's most popular and heartbreaking opera. (more...)

Audience-Driven, Socially-Anxious Comedy SHOW UP Opens Thursday at The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 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...)

GOD MADE ME WONDERFUL is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Kimberly Cohen's new book, God Made Me Wonderful! ($12.99, paperback, 978149879851; $6.99, eBook, 9781498479868), shows children that Father God's love reaches out to every child in every nation, and that Jesus is there for all who come to Him. Cohen's hope is that with an introduction to Father God and Jesus, children will see that they can be a part of heaven's family and that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. (more...)

Uncle Function Presents AWARD SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Sketch comedy team Uncle Function will introduce a series of new and beloved sketches for their upcoming comedy show Uncle Function Presents: Awards Season A Sketch Comedy Show at the legendary improv theater The Pit Underground on Friday, January 27, 7:30pm at 123 E 24th St., Manhattan. (more...)

Courtney Antonioli Stages Stories from All-Girls Summer Camp in 18 DAYS. 48 GIRLS.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Storyteller Courtney Antonioli presents '18 days. 48 girls.' featuring an hour of comedic, true stories from her time running an all-girls summer camp for five performances during the 2017 FRIGID Festival. (more...)

THE MATT SHOW is Camp with a Side of Current Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Do you watch Leah Remini's new docuseries and wonder how she does anything with those nails? Do you want to pour out a Coke for the late, great Carrie Fisher? Are you upset trans advocate Caitlyn Jenner supports Trump? Does your mother sometimes sound like a beloved 90s television character played by Betty White? Then, honey, this is the show for you! (more...)

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin to Return to Jones Hall for Recording Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

???????Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin will return to the Jones Hall stage for Gershwin & Rachmaninoff at 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29. (more...)

The Audience Steers the Plot in New Socially Anxious Comedy SHOW UP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 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. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life experiences of the audience into a single vibrant life-story that is familiar, completely fresh, and unique each time. (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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