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Lyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Kustera Projects presents INTO THE SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Kustera Projects is pleased to present Into The Shadow, an exhibition featuring three artists - Peter Edlund, Carter Kustera, Vanessa Marsh - who utilize the silhouette in their work as a means to communicate a narrative of self and place.  The exhibition opens on Saturday, March 11th with a reception from 6-8pm, and runs through April 8, 2017.  (more...)

Matt Zarley Celebrates International Women's Day with 'The Estrogen Sessions' Featuring Billy Porter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Broadway veteran, Billboard dance sensation and People Magazine's first-ever gay "Hottest Bachelor" Matt Zarley has received critical acclaim as an LGBT artist for over a decade since his debut on the music scene. His latest release, The Estrogen Sessions, a tribute to some of his favorite female singers is Zarley's first entirely self-produced project and, will be released onWednesday, March 8, 2017, to coincide with International Women's Day. (more...)

West End Productions Presents EDUCATING RITA at N4th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Directed by Estelle Parsons, Starts This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is receiving a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning this Thursday, March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th. Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Joe Gulla's GARBO at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tickets for the May 9th performance of Joe Gulla's 'GARBO' at the Cherry Lane Theatre are on sale now. 'GARBO' is a 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) selection. (more...)

Muskegon Museum of Art to Present EDWARD S. CURTIS: THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian, an exhibition of national significance, May 11th through September 10th, 2017. The exhibition celebrates the artistry and cultural legacy of early-1900s photographer Edward Curtis. (more...)

Hostos Center presents New Play from Repertorio Español
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Immediately following the February celebrations of the Dominican Republican's strides for freedom and liberty, Repertorio Español introduces its new production En el Nombre de Salome (In the name of Salome) to the Bronx, after a successful debut in Manhattan.  Based on a novel by Julia Alvarez, written by Marco Antonio Rodriguez and directed by Jose Zayas this new play tells the story of Dominican poet and political advocate Salome Ureña. (more...)

The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, one of the world's greatest composers, conductors and arrangers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. From 'Moon River' to 'The Days of Wine and Roses' to the 'Peter Gunn Theme,' the music of Henry Mancini has helped define American film and television soundtracks for nearly five decades, and earned the legendary composer four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy Awards and numerous other honors, including a U.S. Postage Stamp. The evening not only honors Henry Mancini, but also celebrates Ginny Mancini and the Mancini family with a special performance by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami-their first Los Angeles appearance since their move to Florida-with all proceeds benefiting the artistic, educational and outreach programs of The Wallis. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest's MUSIC ALIVE IN SUITE A-5 Continues Throughout the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Arizona Musicfest's record-breaking 2016-17 concert season has ended, but its life-long learning series of dynamic music programs, Music Alive in Suite A-5, continues throughout the year. (more...)

2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Kick Off with LISA LISA at Joe's Pub; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), presented by Creative Ammo Inc., is a renowned multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held annually during the spring at venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC. (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE's NYC Film Premiere Will Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) has announced the theatrical release of SPEECH & DEBATE will open in New York City at AMC's EMPIRE 25 beginning Friday, April 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - Mar 16, 2017

The suspenseful mystery genre of theatre is one that should always be approached with caution; the mixture of sprinkling around clues without giving up the ending to the audience is one that can be difficult to get just right. However, at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, their production of LOVE FROM A STRANGER has managed to grip the attention of the audience, and the reviewer in particular, in ways they may not have imagined. (more...)

West End Productions presents EDUCATING RITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. Willy Russell delightfully weaves together the lives of these two unique characters, with great wit, humor and profound insight. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Educating Rita premiered at The Warehouse, London, in June 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. The play was directed by Mike Ockrent, and in 1983 became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, AN OCTOROON Encore and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, which features six provocative plays that will lean into the current moment, speak truth to power, and galvanize conversations about the social and political questions gripping our country. (more...)

Vertical Entertainment Acquires 6 DAYS for North America
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Toa Fraser's thriller “6 DAYS”, starring Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, and Mark Strong, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for North American rights with a target U.S. theatrical date in Fall 2017. (more...)

SOUTH AFRICA: THEN & NOW—Two Monumental Plays by Two South African Icons in Rep at Mosaic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents South Africa: Then & Now, a dynamic spring repertory that takes audience members back to the depths of Apartheid, before moving forward to the ongoing search for truth and reconciliation in a wounded country. The repertory launches with Athol Fugard's seminal masterpiece, BLOOD KNOT (March 29-April 30, 2017)-an intimate parable about a brotherhood devastated by the constraints of Apartheid-under the direction of Studio Theatre Founding Artistic Director Joy Zinoman, making her Mosaic Theater Company debut. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

Music Theatre International Acquires Worldwide Licensing Rights To SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Broadway hit and Tony winning musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre Company in Association with the New School for Drama Presents A FORM APART
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present staged readings of two short plays and poetry selections by May Miller, directed by Mary E. Hodges on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: LYDIA at UCSB Department Of Theater And Dance
by Maggie Yates - Feb 24, 2017

Lydia, a soothsaying stranger, is an immigrant from Mexico who works as a live-in maid for the Flores family. Her influence propels the family, already in massive disrepair, toward the inevitable pain of sudden truths revealed. (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

VIZ Media Announces THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the publication of the manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda's most famous video game with the release of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS on March 14th. (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

New Collection of Short Stories is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

To believe in fate is to accept that no matter the path we choose, our future is preordained. In Walking in The Shadows and The Heir, local author Laurene highlights the role that fortune plays in our lives and the lives of her protagonists. As the volume unfolds, destinies are slowly revealed, showing how each character deals with adversity, grief, and loss. (more...)

Simonne Celestine Releases IN THE SHADOW OF ACROPOLIS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

For many, hope is a clichéd concept, but for those that face truly dire circumstances it can become a powerful tool. For one woman, hope was all she had as she faced wrongful imprisonment in a foreign country. Author Simonne Celestine uses her friend's true story of determination and faith in her book, 'In The Shadows of Acropolis.' (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Announces Elisabeth Karlin as the Winner of the 2017 Stanley Drama Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Elisabeth Karlin for her play, "The Showman and the Spirit." (more...)

Photo Flash: AMC Releases First Look Image of James Norton in MCMAFIA
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

AMC has released the first look image for McMafia, a new eight part fast-paced global thriller. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET, WAITRESS, RENT Part of 2017/2018 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando Season; HAMILTON in 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce the roster of shows that will arrive in the Walt Disney Theater during the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2017 - 2018 season.  The new season launches with the acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Following the engagement of that celebrated revival is On Your Feet!, the irresistible true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Next, the ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

LA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

HAIR To Open In London For Immersive 50th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????HAIR transfers to London in Autumn 2017 celebrating its 50th anniversary year! The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre's production of the iconic tribal rock musical directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, transfers to London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2017 (press night Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 7.30pm.) (more...)

War Party and XYZ Films to Team on Reimagining of Gareth Evans' THE RAID
by Movies News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

WarParty and XYZ films have announced that they will partner on the reimagining of the hit Indonesian action film THE RAID (more...)

HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE, SCHOOL OF ROCK Headline Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Season
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 16, 2017

A pair of fresh Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, a couple of critically-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning revivals, plus Broadway's biggest hit of the century (hint: Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote it) will all be a part of the spectacular 2017-2018 Broadway season at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Announced earlier this week, SCFTA will be offering the following national tours for next season: SOMETHING ROTTEN • THE KING & I (2015 Revival) • LOVE NEVER DIES • HAMILTON • SCHOOL OF ROCK • ON YOUR FEET! • MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL • KINKY BOOTS • THE COLOR PURPLE (2016 Revival) • JERSEY BOYS • THE BOOK OF MORMON (more...)

2nd Annual SOMA Film Festival Announces Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The excitement is building as the SOMA Film Festival prepares for its second annual event featuring entertaining and innovative independent films from 11 countries, and from all corners of the United States. (more...)

HAMILTON to Anchor Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that Broadway musical HAMILTON will play its premiere Atlanta engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 season at the Fox Theatre. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Breaking Out of the Institution Is More Important Than Fitting in in CREEDMORIA Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Bubbling over with a much-needed dose of optimism is Creedmoria, director Alicia Slimmer's feature debut based loosely on her experiences growing up in 1980s-era Queens, New York, in The Shadow of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. (more...)

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 2017/2018 Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. The National Tour Launch of LES MISERABLES opens PPAC's 40th Anniversary Broadway Season in September and is part of the Encore Series. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Supporting The Development Of New Australian Plays, THE LYSICRATES PRIZE for 2017 Was Awarded, By Audience Vote, To Melissa Bubnic for GHOSTING THE PARTY
by Jade Kops - Feb 14, 2017

In its third year, THE LYSICRATES PRIZE, supporting the creation of new Australian plays, was awarded, by audience vote, to Melissa Bubnic for GHOSTING THE PARTY. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Jacqueline Cassel Releases ASCENSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Author Jacqueline Cassel is launching a marketing campaign to promote 'Ascension' (published by Balboa Press). The book serves as a guide to healing one's life emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

Pear Theatre presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Pear Theatre continues its season with Arthur Miller's classic, "A View from the Bridge," with timely reminders about the realities of illegal immigration, of jealousy born from fear, and the dangers of acting on self-destructive impulse. "A View from the Bridge," directed by Ray Renati, previews on March 9. Press and Opening Night is Friday, March 10, followed by a champagne gala. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, throughApril 2. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($10-$35) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON, FINDING NEVERLAND, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Headed to Kravis Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce Kravis On Broadway's 10th Anniversary Season, which will present seven smash hits from the Great White Way, including several multiple Tony Award winners. (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...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces 2017-18 Broadway At The Bass Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly announces its 2017-2018 Broadway at the Bass Season at Bass Performance Hall! (more...)

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