Laurie Berkner Goes Afloat with 'Greatest Hits Solo Tour' NYC Circle Line Boat Show
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Ahoy mateys! Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will take to the sea (or at least, The River) when she brings her Greatest Hits Solo Tour home to NYC, with a floating family show (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick Perform Pair of Songs from A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2016

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, running May 11-June 5, 2016. Under the direction of Michael Berresse - with Musical Direction by Matt Castle – THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Margo Seibert (Rocky on Broadway, Tamar of The River at Prospect Theater Company) as Cathy and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress at Transport Group) as Jamie -- with just a few days until the first curtain, A.C.T. has unveiled a pair of sneak peek performances! (more...)

BWW Review: Campfire Tales and Mythic Origins Made Modern in SECOND SKIN
by Maggie Yates - May 6, 2016

Interesting, overlapping personal narratives tell slightly different stories, making the whole story strong, but mysterious in the little places of ambguity. The mythic nature of the story and the characters leaves some magical unreliability that makes the story mystifying in it's fairy-tale qualities. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Hunter Foster and Jen Cody Headed to Cape Playhouse This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Exciting news from the Cape! Broadway veterans Krysta Rodriguez, stage couple Hunter Foster and Jen Cody, Nick Spangler and Kaitlyn Davidson are all headed to Cape Playhouse for its 2016 summer season. The news was announced earlier this week by guest artistic director Erik Orton. (more...)

Karen Malpede's THE BEEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER Set for TNC, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

In 'The Beekeeper's Daughter' by Karen Malpede, a pregnant Muslim refugee from Bosnia is embraced by an eccentric American family on an island in the Adriatic.  The island is a sanctuary, but it is only a short distance from the region's genocidal civil war. What happens between them turns everyone's life inside out and upside down yet results in a healing journey.  Theater for the New City (TNC) and Theater Three Collaborative will present the piece June 2 to 26, directed by the author, in TNC's Cino Theater. (more...)

Kasser Family Ups Arizona Theatre Company Challenge Grant to $700,000
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

With more than $525,000 already contributed by Arizona Theatre Company donors, ATC supporters Mike and Beth Kasser have increased their challenge grant to $700,000 to help kick off ATC's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

THE GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW Set for Adelaide Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Get ready for the Adelaide premiere of bubble mania as the Festival Theatre is transformed into a magical bubble land from 14 - 17 July. (more...)

Florida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, recently called 'one of the top regional troupes in the United States' by 'The Wall Street Journal', is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Running October 7 to May 14, the season includes Agatha Christie's most famous whodunit, a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and more! (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Begins 6/4 at Light Opera Works
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lerner and Loewe's Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY, with 28-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 4 through 12. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Tumultuous RIVERRUN at Kennedy Center's IRELAND 100
by Roger Catlin - May 27, 2016

In a couple of weeks, another Bloomsday will be celebrated, and James Joyce's Ulysses will be read aloud by fans of Irish literature worldwide. No such celebration is made for his final book, Finnegans Wake, however. (more...)

Rooftop Films Sets 2016 Summer Series Free Events
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Rooftop Films has announced free movies for the summer of 2016. This year Rooftop will help produce over 30 free outdoor screenings, many of which are new, independent films that will screen as part of the 20th Annual Summer Series. Rooftop Films will also partner with multiple New York cultural institutions to screen new independent films along with classics and recent blockbuster hits. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre to Present THE LADIES FOURSOME, 6/22-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

HVT (Hudson Village Theatre) presents The Ladies Foursome, from Canada's well-loved and prolific playwright, Norm Foster. An instant hit when it debuted at the Upper Canada Village Playhouse in July of 2014, this 'hijinks on the links' comedy, running from June 22 to July 10, is directed by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre's Co-founder and Co-artistic Director, Alison Darcy. (more...)

'Phantom' Headlines Tenth Year Anniversary Season at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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The Global Work & Travel Co. Brings the Yacht to Their Customers
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Scoop: THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Friday, May 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Friday, May 27, 2016! (more...)

Paddlers Celebrate Bronx River at Annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This past Saturday, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, and Bronx River Administrator/Bronx River Alliance Executive Director Linda Cox, FAICP, joined Bronx River Alliance Vice Chair Joan Byron, community groups and dozens of paddlers in a flotilla of canoes and kayaks for a five-mile trip down the Bronx River to celebrate The River's revitalization and raise funds for the Bronx River Alliance's canoe program. (more...)

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)

4 Days To Feast, 361 Days To Recover! Feast Portland 2016 Festival Lineup Announced, Tickets On Sale Friday, May 20
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Bon Apptit Presents Feast Portland, taking place September 15-18, has released its full 2016 festival lineup, unveiling four new Fun-Size events, a Latin theme for the Night Market, a new east side location for the Sandwich Invitational, and over 100 chefs from around the world. Feast Portland tickets will be available to purchase starting at 9am PST on Friday, May 20 at http://www.feastportland.com/. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum to Display Woodcut Prints from Helen Hyde, Bertha Lum
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

New Brunswick, NJ – The historic re-establishment of trade between Japan and Western nations in 1853 also greatly influenced art and culture throughout the second half of the 19th century. Exhibitions at museums and world's fairs introduced Asian artists and traditions in North America and Europe, where artists enthusiastically embraced subjects, compositions, and materials they rarely – if ever – had seen before. The Zimmerli Art Museum's new exhibition “Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color”:  Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum, on view through July 31, features 35 works by two American artists who, in turn, disseminated these artistic developments to audiences back home. Both artists spent considerable time living abroad in Asia and recognized the unique artistic possibilities for representing traditional aspects of life in an area of the world that was rapidly modernizing. They mastered complex color printing techniques and depicted aspects of Japanese and Chinese culture that essentially had been absent in the West. Because these artists generally are presented in survey exhibitions, this is a rare opportunity to view a significant group of works by either artist.“Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color” also complements other works on view from the Zimmerli's permanent collection, including examples of the Japonisme movement and a gallery that commemorates Rutgers' historic relationship with Japan.   (more...)

Jane Lynch & Rosanne Cash Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C. in May
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is excited to present funny woman Jane Lynch and legendary singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash this May. (more...)

VIDEO: Discovery Announces All-New 'Shark Week' Programming Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

The most fintastic time of the year is back and making a huge splash! SHARK WEEK, television's longest-running and most anticipated summer event, airs Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and continues through Sunday, July 3. (more...)

Buglisi Dance Theatre Coming to Ailey Citigroup Theater, 6/7-9
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Buglisi Dance Theatre, celebrating its 23rd anniversary, is proud to present 'Women of Distinction,' a program that celebrates women, June 7-9 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. The season will see a World Premiere by Buglisi, inspired by the first recorded author/poet, as well as Buglisi masterworksRequiem, Sand, Sospiri, Suite:Solos and Duets, and a special performance by Christine Dakin with pianist Brian Zeger. The Opening Night performance will honor Terese Capucilli, Associate Founding Director and Principal Dancer of Buglisi Dance Theatre, and will include a performance by Graham principal dancer Blakeley White-McGuire of Martha Graham's Deep Song (opening night only). (more...)

Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab Set for June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eight plays will be presented on each day of the Spring Playwrights Festival at the studio of WOMR Radio (494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA). (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Has a Whole Lotta Music Going at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - May 17, 2016

Rockabilly, country, and blues fans, rejoice. Elvis fans, look sharp. The greatest recording event in history is happening at Dutch Apple through June 19, and you can be there. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Beowulf Boritt On Creating a River Onstage in THERESE RAQUIN
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Today, Beowulf Boritt speaks exclusively to BWW about the challenges and triumphs of designing an actual river on stage in the beautiful and haunting production of Therese Raquin. (more...)

This Summer, Come to the NJ Meadowlands for Soccer Scores, Dinosaurs, Ecotours, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Adam Rapp's THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS at Atlantic Theater Compny
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will soon stage the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois will feature William Apps (Wolf in The River), Connor Barrett(Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful) and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

The Flea Extends Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Flea Thetaer announces a 2nd extension of WOLF IN The River, an impressionistic glimpse into the poetry of broken people. Written and directed by Adam Rapp and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, performances will now run through June 6. (more...)

Jacqulyn Buglisi Stages TABLE OF SILENCE at University of California Santa Barbara on 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to stage her 'Table of Silence' on 75 dance majors at the University of California, Santa Barbara, May 23 from 12 noon to 1 PM on the second anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy, in which six UCSB students were killed.  The commemoration will be an opportunity for the campus community to join together to honor the students lost, in a message of hope, peace and healing. Choreographer Buglisi and UCSB express their deep appreciation to John Arnhold, an alumnus of UCSB and major supporter of the arts, for making this moving event possible.  UCSB musicians will accompany the dancers; the mantels and ceramic plates used in 'Table of Silence', performed annually at New York's Lincoln Center since 2011, will be provided by the New York City-based Buglisi Dance Theatre. The commemoration will be streamed live at www.live.id.ucsb.edu   (more...)

BWW Review: CLOUDSTREET Is A Major Australian Success Story
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2016

State Opera has pulled out all the stops for this opera, which has been five years in the making. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick in A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, now running through June 5, 2016. Under the direction of Michael Berresse - with Musical Direction by Matt Castle - THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Margo Seibert (Rocky on Broadway, Tamar of The River at Prospect Theater Company) as Cathy and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress at Transport Group) as Jamie. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair on stage below! (more...)

BalletBoyz Named New Artistic Directors for bbodance
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

bbodance, formerly known as the British Ballet Organization, has today announced the appointment of Michael Nunn OBE, William Trevitt OBE and Kerry Whelan as the new Co-Artistic Director consultants of the organisation. Nunn, Trevitt and Whelan, the team behind internationally renowned dance company BalletBoyz join bbodance to provide artistic direction, help grow membership and introduce innovative and exciting projects. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Judith Hawking
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Judith Hawking, who stars as 'Mary' in A BETTER PLACE, currently in previews at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Brian Christman of DEL FRISCO'S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE NY
by Marina Kennedy - May 11, 2016

Executive Chef, Brian Christman of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House in New York City is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

NYC Parks & Randalls Island Park Alliance Launch 'East Harlem Esplanade Project'
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

NYC Parks and the Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA) today announced the launch of the East Harlem Esplanade Project. In support of NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative (CPI), through the East Harlem Esplanade Project, RIPA will facilitate the creation of a strategic plan to guide reconstruction advocacy, stewardship and programming best practices for an improved Esplanade along East Harlem, including a span from E. 96 to E. 125 streets. The East Harlem Esplanade Project is supported by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, New York State Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

Bruce Springsteen Announces Dates for U.S. Stadium Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Rollingstone.com reports that the Boss is returning to America this summer as part of his ongoing River tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert
by Victoria Ordin - May 1, 2016

The twilight view of Central Park in all its springtime lushness set a perfect mood for Lynda Carter's show Long Legged Woman last Saturday night (April 23) at the Appel Room, which ran for two nights as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series. With her all-star Nashville crew, whose members have between them played on hundreds of albums (including dozens of gold records), the star best known for her iconic TV portrayal of 'Wonder Woman' performed an ambitious set covering six musical genres: pop, rock, country, Texas swing, jazz, and blues. (more...)

20th Annual PlayGround Festival Announces 'Best of PlayGround' An Evening of Six Short Plays Starting in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Pick a night, Thursday through Sunday, June 2 through 19, and you'll get to see all six of this year's "Best of PlayGround" - 6 short plays by some of the Bay Area's top new writers, staged by 6 different leading directors.  All are chosen from PlayGround's 2015-16  Monday Night Series that included over 180 different submissions.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning and Inventive JOURNEY TO THE WEST at Constellation Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - Apr 29, 2016

JOURNEY TO THE WEST is visually stunning and highly inventive production that features an expert ensemble of actors bringing both humor and humanity to an epic story. (more...)

Comedian Dino Archie to Release New Album, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Comedian Dino Archie is back at it again with the release of his next comedy album Settling Old Scores May 1st. This is the comedian's second album since the release of his 2015 album Choosy Lover. Settling Old Scores will be available to purchase for $5.00 on www.dinoarchie.com. (more...)

Mosaic Theater to Close Inaugural Season with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, When January Feels Like Summer, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). (more...)

Photo Flash: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) along with event chairs Randy and Sandy Stilley welcomed 380 guests to the Who Dunnit? Gala on at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 23. Adorned in attire befitting an Edwardian murder mystery, TUTS supporters and theatre aficionados dined, danced and participated in an original presentation from TUTS - an interactive musical. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

New Adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND Begins Previews Today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Peter Hinton's highly anticipated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved tale Alice in Wonderland begins previews today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre. (more...)

15th Annual 'River and Wind Challenge' Comes to Confluence, PA, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

SOMERSET, Pa., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ On Saturday, June 4 th, bicycling enthusiasts will converge on Confluence, PA to take part in the 15 th Annual 'River and Wind Challenge'. This event is not a race, but a fun ride, which is a challenge for many in terms of distance. Cyclists can choose either the 22 mile ride or the 62 mile ride, and everyone who completes the challenge will receive a medal. There are only a few days left to take advantage of the 'Early Bird Discount' by registering no later than April 30 th. You can register online at:salvationarmywpa.org/Somerset16 - or call The Salvation Army Somerset Service Center at (412) 445-9232. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert Get in Character for A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In between rehearsals for American Conservatory Theater's upcoming, fully-staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, stars Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert hit the streets of San Francisco to prepare for their roles. Check out images from the photo shoot below! (more...)

Watch New Trailer for RED BILLABONG Ahead of Australian Release
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Sparke Films has released a new trailer and stills for Luke Sparke's debut creature feature, RED BILLABONG. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree Announce Collaboration on CATS
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree are thrilled to announce the opening of their collaborative stage production of CATS The Musical. The show runs from April 29th to May 8th, 2016, and features local and professional talent. Both organizations are thrilled to offer this rare opportunity to see CATS The Musical in the Upper Valley -- before it returns to Broadway this summer! The music is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the story is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot. CATS ran on Broadway from 1982 to 2000, making it the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

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