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BWW Previews: HENRY VIII at Commonwealth Theatre Center
by Keith Waits - May 9, 2017

Completing The Shakespeare Canon At Commonwealth Theatre Center (more...)

Northern Stage's Class Act: Shakespeare in the Schools Program More Than Doubles in Size in Second Year
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

On the heels of last year's success, Northern Stage brings Class Act: Shakespeare in the Schools to Dothan Brook School in Wilder, VT, Newbury Elementary School in Newbury, VT, Hartland Elementary School in Hartland, VT, and Rivendell Academy in Orford, NH. (more...)

LUNGS, MEN ON BOATS and More Set for Third Rail's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Third Rail Repertory Theatre announces four Main Stage productions for the company's 12th performance season - a set of impactful, inclusive shows produced with rigorous commitment to excellence and an abundance of craft. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emily Bautista Talks Broadway Debut in MISS SAIGON
by Christopher Castanho - May 8, 2017

You don't always need a fairy godmother for your dreams to come true. Nineteen-year-old Emily Bautista was lucky enough to have extremely supportive parents and a boatload of talent instead. The thankful and humble young woman is now performing eight times a week in the Broadway revival of ¬ďMiss Saigon¬Ē as an ensemble member and understudies the lead: Kim. Emily and I actually went to high school together at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts for Musical Theatre, and I was floored and overjoyed to see that she had been cast in the production. Bautista took some time in between shows of the Tony-nominated production to chat with me about her experience landing her first Broadway show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for BECAUSE WE CARE: A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood brings some of the best Broadway and NYC performers to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for an unforgettable night of music and hope. (more...)

Two River Theater to Conclude 2016-17 Season with THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, concludes its 2016/17 Season with The Ballad of Little Jo. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces NYO Jazz Program Beginning in Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) proudly announces the launch of NYO Jazz, a four-week intensive summer program designed to nurture and showcase the talents of exceptional young American jazz instrumentalists (ages 16-19), beginning in summer 2018. (more...)

Dublin Pass Adds Value for Visitors With More Attractions and All-new Smartphone App
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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BWW Interview: So Many Moving Parts: Reba Short Directs MR BURNS at Mad Horse Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 3, 2017

"This is probably the hardest play I have ever done," director Reba Short confides about her latest assignment, Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play that opens at South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company Friday, May 5th. "There are so many moving parts to this play. I have had to call up every class ever took in college and every skill I've ever learned. It's a very complicated work that moves from realism to kabuki like stylization and takes place in three distinct realms and times. I completely understand why [playwright] Anne Washburn called it a 'beast of a play.'" (more...)

THAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winning Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler Talks ABC's DIRTY DANCING & Finding an Honest Connection to the Music
by Courtney Savoia - May 22, 2017

Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and director, Andy Blankenbuehler, has worked on some of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, including Hamilton and In the Heights, and has used movement to connect to the complex and beautiful truth of the human condition. His current project, choreographing the long-anticipated ABC revival of one of the most classic movies of all-time, Dirty Dancing, has allowed Blankenbuehler to keep flexing his artistic muscles, and enter into a world of increased depth and discovery with its cherished characters. Since the original first debuted, Blankenbuehler was moved by its powerful themes of strength, liberation, love, and allowing the art of dance to serve as a powerful voice. (more...)

Guest Blog: James Seager On The Return Of ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND
by Guest Blog: James Seager - May 22, 2017

Personally, I don't think there's any point bringing back a show unless you can improve it, which is why we've revisited Alice's Adventures Underground for 2017. (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager CECILIA LIGHTHALL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

Today, we introduce you to PSM Cecilia Lighthall, one of Tennessee's finest: My first SM assignment in college was Selkie. I had been an ASM before that. But, that was my first one as lead. My first professional show was Cabaret at Chaffin's Barn in 2004. My most recent show was Posterity with Nashville Repertory Theatre. (more...)

GUTENBERG THE MUSICAL Comes to The Jewelbox Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The hilarious musical spoof Gutenberg! The Musical! is coming to Seattle. Local theatre favorites Kate Jaeger and Matt Giles star as two aspiring playwrights performing a staged reading of their new passion project for potential producers: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Gutenberg! The Musical! will run May 12-22, 2017 at The Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave). Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2930545.) (more...)

New Century Theatre Company to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) ends its 2017 10th Anniversary Season with Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Deborah Dada Feels Free When She Sings
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the fourth and final video, Deborah Dada discusses how she feels so free when she's singing. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Bob Rizzo - May 19, 2017

Tony-nominee Denis Jones talks HOLIDAY INN, his journey as a choreographer, and MARY POPPINS at Papermill Playhouse (more...)

Scottish stars line up for the 30th Anniversary Tour of Tony Roper's THE STEAMIE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Opening in Kirkcaldy on Wednesday 6th September, 2017, the show will celebrate 30 years entertaining audience across Scotland with a tour which takes in His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Dundee Rep, Ayr Gaiety, Eden Court Inverness, the Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling, Kings Theatre Glasgow and the Kings Theatre Edinburgh. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Nathan Louis-Fernand Feels Unstoppable with Dance
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the third video, Nathan Louis-Fernand discusses how dance is the driving force in his life and makes him feel unstoppable. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017¬ÖIt's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY in the Rehearsal Studio
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

The cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story presented musical excerpts of the production, and the producers of the historic Bucks County Playhouse and Philadelphia's thriving Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts shared insight into their unique collaboration on the musical, which will come to both venues this spring and summer. BroadwayWorld has footage from The Rehearsal in NYC below! (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Owen Chaponda Uses His Voice to Inspire
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the second video, Owen Chaponda discusses how he uses his singing to communicating his story and his background. (more...)

UNEXPECTED Cast Are Destined for Greatness
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jonathan Gradilla said he is excited to be playing Connor in Unexpected by John Perovich. Gradilla's past credits with Brelby include Ted inPeter and the Starcatcher, the Nutcracker in Quest for Claus: the Musical, as well as serving as assistant stage manager for The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Rutendo Mushonga Dances Above and Beyond
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk The Rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the first video, dancer Rutendo Mushonga talks 'The Lioness Chant' and that even though it is a very intense scene for dancers, she strives to not give up. (more...)

BWW Previews: LIVES OF OTHERS at Oddbird Theatre
by Zofeen Maqsood - May 16, 2017

As part of Airbnb's 'Trips', guests who book through Airbnb also get to attend an exclusive workshop (more...)

MOMENTUM '17: City Theatre presents Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

City Theatre is excited to announce the plays and events included in Momentum '17: New Plays at Different Stages, the South Side theater company's annual festival of new play development. The annual festival will run from May 31 - June 4, 2017 and will include three public presentations of plays - plus one musical - at different stages in the development process, a closed reading of new work by a Young Playwrights Festival Alumnus, a Happy Hour/Artists Meet & Greet with Urbanist Pittsburgh, and an interactive opportunity to participate in conversation with local playwright Tami Dixon for an upcoming project. The readings and events are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged to guarantee seating and can be made at CityTheatreCompany.org or by calling the box office at 412-431-CITY (2489). (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and Sparkle
by David Edward Perry - May 15, 2017

All you have to do is dream and baby they'll be there. (more...)

BWW Preview: Thursday in the Garden with Wolfie - On Site Opera and Atlanta Opera Tackle Mozart's SECRET GARDENER
by Richard Sasanow - May 12, 2017

On Site Opera's (OSO) new production of THE SECRET GARDENER--better known to Mozart aficionados as LA FINTA GIARDINIERA--debuts in New York, as part of the New York Opera Alliance's New York OperaFest, in Manhattan's Westside Community Garden on Thursday May 11 for three performances. It was created and produced in conjunction with the Atlanta Opera, which present it in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens next week, marking the start of a series of ¬ďbeautiful friendships¬Ē for the spunky New York company, which is known for its unique, immersive, site-specific productions of often-unfamiliar works. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre Atlanta
by Amy Zipperer - May 12, 2017

The North American tour of Finding Neverland, the Broadway musical that tells the inspirational story of the creation of Peter Pan, is making its home at Atlanta's Fox atre from May 16 - 21, and it's bringing with it an extraordinary cast, including Christine Dwyer in the role of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Dwyers was gracious enough to share a little bit about her experience with the tour. (more...)

Gender-Reversed Debate Play HER OPPONENT to Close Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Prismal Productions has announced that HER OPPONENT, a new event that re-stages verbatim excerpts from three of 2016's deeply contentious presidential debates (replicating the actual text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with gender-reversed casting) will end its run in Times Square at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, on May 24. (more...)

VIDEO: New Haven Orchestra and Schools Partner for Student Learning
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The New Haven Independent reports that a year later, the partnership between New Haven's Schools and Orchestra is as strong as ever. Below see a video of the NCHO performing at Fair Haven School. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sergio Trujillo and More in Rehearsal for ARRABAL at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, has just unveiled a first look at The Rehearsal process of Arrabal. Check it out below! (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For Waterwell's HAMLET Starring Arian Moayed, Sherie Rene Scott, and Micah Stock
by Stephanie Wild - May 10, 2017

Waterwell¬†(Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors) recently announced a¬†limited engagement of a new dual language (English/Farsi) version of¬†Hamlet¬†at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Starring Tony Award¬ģ¬†nominees¬†Arian Moayed¬†as Hamlet,¬†Sherie Rene Scott¬†as Gertrude, and¬†Micah Stock¬†as Horatio, with direction by Drama Desk nominee¬†Tom Ridgely,¬†Hamlet¬†will begin performances on¬†Wednesday, May 10, 2017,¬†with an opening night set for¬†Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm, and will play through¬†June 3. Check out photos from The Rehearsal process! (more...)

Charlotte Premiere of THE ACTRESS by Peter Quilter
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Three Bone Theatre presents the Charlotte Premiere of The Actress by Peter Quilter, directed by Charles LaBorde.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Too Much MURDER FOR TWO at Winter Park Playhouse
by Kimberly Moy - May 10, 2017

MURDER FOR TWO begins its run at Winter Park Playhouse this week. Promising to be better than most of those murder mystery diners in the tourist area, this cabaret-style show is played by just two men. I had an opportunity to interview MURDER FOR TWO stars Michael Swickard and Kevin Kelly as they prepare to put on a lot of different hats. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with HELLO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 15, 16 and 17 with four presentations of HELLO BROADWAY. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Appealing to Whitney Houston Fans, THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Brings Another Movie To Stage
by Jade Kops - Apr 29, 2017

.@TheBodyguardAU is the latest movie to stage adaptation to reach Australian shores, showcasing Australia's Paulini Curuenavuli in the role made famous by Whitney Houston. (more...)

Lauren Langbaum to Join Rafa Reyes for A MEXICAN AFFAIR'S Cinco De Mayo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Convergences Theatre Collective is pleased to announce Lauren Langbaum will be joining the special Cinco de Mayo edition of A MEXICAN AFFAIR. (more...)

BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - A Finale at Beauty and the Beast
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - Apr 28, 2017

Well, here we are; Our last week of CCPA 2016/17. Our opening week of shows went extremely well, with a few minor 'cringy' moments - as to be expected with live theatre - but in all, it was an incredibly successful week! These unexpected ended up adding humour to the show, like when Cogsworth goes to look up with the Beast and Lumiere and say 'look at the Rose, it's wilting at an alarming rate' (or something like that), and the rose has disappeared, forcing the actors to improv while tech figures out how to get the rose back up there. Or when Babette's shoe flies off her foot in the tango, and our actress plays it off beautifully. It's that moment when at first you freak out, but 10 minutes later, you're dying of laughter from it. And, like I said, we have a great cast who can play it off so the audience doesn't know it's unintentional. My dad even asked me if Gaston's fall into the Orchestra pit (intentional) was supposed to happen because it seemed so real and spontaneous. (more...)

American Debut of David Lang's CROWD OUT Headed to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

This October, the Chicago Humanities Festival and Illinois Humanities will partner and present the American debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's crowd out. (more...)

Miles Anderson to Play Patriarch in HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast for George Bernard Shaw's comic and caustic masterwork Heartbreak House, directed by Tresnjak. The show plays May 11 to June 11. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeff Deglow of INTERRUPTING VANESSA at Childsplay
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 26, 2017

Interrupting Vanessa is a very sweet compact play; it is slow, compassionate, and very concise. It does not pander to its audience, and is not superfluous in its story telling. It is beautifully paced and allows for audiences of different ages to enjoy it. The message of holding on, and moving on, is gentle and very organic in its writing. Adults experience a very different play than the children do. It is such a joy to be part of telling this story. (more...)

Civic Ensemble presents BALTIMORE - A Play About Race on a College Campus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Civic Ensemble, in partnership with the Cornell University Department of Performing and Media Arts, presents Kirsten Greenidge's Baltimore, a contemporary play about racism on a college campus. (more...)

Keegan presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Keegan Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, opening on May 6, 2017, in Washington, DC.  The production is directed by Keegan Producing Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea and runs through May 28, 2017. (more...)

Jim Brickman Joins the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Benefit Concert, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Cleveland native Jim Brickman is a worldwide sensation with his soulful piano playing.  His simplistic song style has won the hearts of many, and has kept his music on the top of the charts across the country and the world.  In May, he will be coming back to Canton to join the CSO for one special night for their Benefit Concert.  The concert begins with the generosity of the CSO musicians, who are donating their services for The Rehearsal and performance.  Concert proceeds will support the Canton Symphony Orchestra Endowment - ensuring the future of Stark County's flagship arts organization. (more...)

BWW Blog: Vidushi Mehra - LIVES OF OTHERS - A Play That Invites You To Be a Part of the Process
by Guest Blogger: Vidushi Mehra - Apr 25, 2017

These are fascinating times to be a theatre artist in Delhi. The city is as famous for its nuances as it is for being the art and culture capital of the country. As a growing number of younger people get inspired and intrigued by performing arts, one finds the city and its stories constantly reinventing themselves too. For an artist, living in Delhi, everyday is a great experience as one comes across a different idea, a unique concept, a historically significant tale to tell and well,its not uncommon to find an engaging audience eager to watch a story told with a lot of love and honesty.  (more...)

Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins Join Billy Stritch in HAVEN'T WE MET? at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Broadway performers Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins will return in tandem with pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch in "Haven't We Met?" (more...)

HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)

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