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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theatre (New York, NY)
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BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 25, 2017

Some great voices and colorful costumes spark up the Webber-Rice classic (more...)

BWW Review: DARK SISTERS at Oklahoma City University Introduces Contemporary, Progressive Opera to the Heartland
by Ronn Burton - Feb 25, 2017

Oklahoma City University's Bass School of Music presented the 2011 opera DARK SISTERS by Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam. Telling The Story of "sister wives" in a modern-day polygamist sect, the subject matter certainly breaks new ground in an art form that many would (mistakenly) view as outdated. By presenting this kind of work in Oklahoma City, OCU proves their commitment to prepare students for work in today's artistic landscape, ensuring their readiness for the future beyond graduation. (more...)

Gambatese and Kready Set to Lead Industry Reading of ONE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

A by-invitation-only industry reading of the new musical comedy One Night will be held on March 2, 3 and 6 at Nola Studios. One Night has book and lyrics by Kleban Award winners Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman and a pop jazz score by David Shenton. (more...)

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at the La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 25, 2017

'Freaky Friday' at the La Jolla Playhouse is plaing through March 19th (more...)

Powerful Documentary THE FREE MAN Coming to DVD, Digital HD & On Demand This May
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Freedom is defined as the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity, as Olympic freestyle skier Jossi Wells learns when he partners with The Flying Frenchies to find out what it really means to be free in the powerful documentary THE FREE MAN, available on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand May 2, 2017 from UPHE Content Group. (more...)

The Group Rep to Present March 'StoryTime' at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Group Rep presents StoryTime, Sunday, March 12 at 7:00 pm, an evening of joy, sadness and a touch of comedy featuring fresh live personal stories as entertainment. (more...)

PianoFight to Present THE LAST FIVE YEARS, a Love Story that's 'Memento' Meets 'When Harry Met Sally'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Coming in March, PianoFight is proud to present The Last Five Years, the beloved, instant off-broadway hit that's as hilarious and as it is heart-wrenching. This romantic comedy tells a NYC love story in two timelines -- his songs tell The Story forwards, while hers tell it in reverse, back to the day they first meet. The score is pumping, memorable, funny, and touching. It's one of those shows where every song feels like a hit. (more...)

Don't Throw Away Your Shot! New Block of Seats On Sale for HAMILTON in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today the addition of 16 more weeks for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) putting tickets on sale for performances through January 7, 2018. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play Community Center Theater in Sacramento from March 7 through 12 in its First National Tour. (more...)

Celebrate International Women's Day 2017 with PERFECTLY IMPERFECT WOMEN at Ovalhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Multi-award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller's Perfectly Imperfect Women, part of Ovalhouse's imaginative and innovative Spring Season 2017, has been created to celebrate International Women's Day 2017 on Wednesday 8th March. (more...)

Theater To Go Takes on Racial Injustice and Acts of Courage in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

It's a coming of age story set against a backdrop of racism and small town secrets. Theater to Go presents "To Kill a Mockingbird" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, March 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, March 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on March 17. (more...)

McCartney Guitarist Brian Ray Debuts Track at Guitar World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Wicked Cool is proud to announce the release of a two-track digital-only single from Brian Ray today. (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Will Dazzle Audiences Next Month at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play Miller Auditorium for a limited engagement from March 24-26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Feb 24, 2017

A rock musical about a suspected Victorian murderess - not your average night at the theatre, by any stretch of the imagination. Enter Lizzie, making its UK premiere at Greenwich Theatre. Tim Maner's book takes the infamous real life case and draws on several of the theories that have been devised over the years to try and explain the (as yet) unsolved crimes. (more...)

Hugo Marinucci Releases ROME 2020 on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Author Hugo Marinucci released 'Rome 2020: A Twenty-First Century Empire' on Amazon and Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. The book centers around the idea of a 21st Century Roman Empire happening in today's society in the year 2020, something that has not been written about or made into a film prior. In The Story, the Roman Empire was formed in the 1850s and was governed by an Emperor and Senate. There was a strong economy and a population of 400 million people. All three major world religions embraced each other. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR, THE WONDER YEARS THE MUSICAL, and More Announced for North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South are proud to announce the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature classics people know and love, as well as sensational new productions. (more...)

BWW Review: GALA FLAMENCA 2017, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Feb 24, 2017

What could be more cheering in a dank dark London February than a blast of Spanish flamenco? Answer: a Sadler's Wells flamenco gala, a fistful of stellar talents for the price of one. (more...)

Ken Butler Releases 'Domestic Violence Survivor's Stories: Big Boys Don't Cry'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Ken Butler, an accomplished martial artist, graphic artist, poet, personal trainer, and registered clergy with experience related to the topic of domestic violence, has completed his new book 'Domestic Violence Survivor's Stories: Big Boys Don't Cry': an inspirational, autobiographical work that tells The Story of Butler's childhood and life, and how he and his family overcame the wounds inflicted by his alcoholic, abusive father. (more...)

Overlooked African Female Ruler Gets Her Due
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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BWW Review: THE UNDERSTUDY, Canal Café Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 24, 2017

Directed by Russell Lucas and brilliantly presented in the round in a room that isn't really designed for a production as such, The Understudy sees a brilliant U.K. premiere as part of Canal Cafe Theatre's American Season. (more...)

WAITRESS Welcomes Chris Diamantopoulos in the Role of Dr. Pomatter Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that on March 31, TV star Chris Diamantopoulos will star opposite Sara Bareilles as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson to create an "I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist" pie. (more...)

Bravo to Present First-Ever Live TOP CHEF Quickfire Challenge This March
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series TOP CHEF is partnering with the Lay's “Do Us a Flavor” contest to serve fans the first-ever live Quickfire Challenge Thursday, March 2 at 8:35pm ET (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Tributes LA LA LAND In Anticipation of Oscars
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2017

Actors from the cast of Paramour recently filmed a tribute video to the new hit movie musical La La Land in anticipation of Oscars night, for which the film has been nominated 14 times. (more...)

Shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trade in Russian beluga whales
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at 2nd Star Productions Takes Flight
by Kristen Price - Feb 24, 2017

For anyone who has ever loved the character of Peter Pan, reading PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is probably quite a fun experience. For someone like me, who has never been particularly fond of this character, reading PETER AND THE STARCATCHER was difficult. I sort of got where they were going, but I definitely didn't get all in the ins and outs of The Story. It's sort of like reading HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, before reading HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. You get the idea, but you're just a bit lost in the magic of it all. (more...)

BAFTA Award Winning Jeff Pope's Acclaimed TV Series Comes to the Stage in the World Premiere of CILLA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her hometown at the Liverpool Empire from Thursday 7th - 16th September before embarking on a nationwide tour. Cilla's son, Robert Willis, will be the Executive Producer. (more...)

The New York Musical Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the initial lineup for 2017 NYMF. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project musical selections, as well as invited production selections. Now in its fourteenth year, the 2017 Festival will take place July 10th through August 6th at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director & Producer and Rachel Sussman serves as Director of Programming & Artist Services. (more...)

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for THE ROLLING STONES' EXHIBITIONISM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, sold out its limited time early bird offer due to strong demand.  Individual tickets are now on sale to the general public today, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

Blank Canvas Theatre to Present FLOYD COLLINS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In this day and age, 'fake news' is just one click away. Well it's nothing new. Trapped in a cave in 1925, Floyd Collins became one of the first media sensations of the 20th century.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast Take London by Storm
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The cast and filmmakers from Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken, continued their way through Europe (more...)

One-Man Show WHEN THE EYE HAS GONE to Play at Greenwich Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

???????The moving story of a much-loved cricketer whose career was ended when he lost an eye in a car crash will be told in a critically acclaimed one-man show at Greenwich Theatre on Tuesday, March 14. (more...)

Heath Green and The Makeshifters Premiere New Track; Debut LP Out Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

You would think that with all of the attention being paid to the resurgence of Alabama soul music that someone like Heath Green would surely be on the radar of every A&R guy out of Nashville by now (more...)

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious Undertaking
by Charles Shubow - Feb 24, 2017

Charles Dickens gigantic novel put on stage is a challenging experience. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Disney's Most Unusual Ballad
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In musical theater, it's called the "I Want" song. Typically a ballad found within a musical's first few scenes, the tune is an opportunity for composers to put into words the leading character's desires and motivations so that the audience can have a clear sense of where The Story is going. (more...)

Berkeley Rep: HAND TO GOD Extended
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Due to overwhelming positive responses from critics and audiences alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that Hand to God, written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers, will extend for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on March 19, the critically acclaimed play will run through Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Esa Pekka Salonen Leads Two Weeks Of Concerts At Chicago Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two subscription concert programs (March 2-11), recognizing Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams on the occasion of his 70th Birthday this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Puppets Spark the Imagination in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at Dallas Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

With great music and unexpected humor, Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts (KBTPA) brings to life JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. This age-old fairy tale of a young hero's extraordinary climb up a magical beanstalk seeking great fortune will be told through the troupe's unique style of puppetry. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' JACK AND THE BEANSTALK opens March 3, 2016 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts home of Dallas Children's Theater. (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Show KING ARTHUR AND THE LEGENDARY DRAGON LAIR At Family Musical Mornings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Journey back in time to the wondrous kingdom of Camelot, where gallant knights and fair damsels rule the land! Pacific Symphony's "Family Musical Mornings" concert-"King Arthur and the Legend of the Dragon's Lair"-is a rollicking ride, full of adventure, heroism, danger and excitement! (more...)

Archivo Carol Rama Presents Venice Solo Exhibition, May 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Beginning May 8, 2017, the Archivio Carol Rama is proud to present the first Venice exhibition in a decade to celebrate the late artist Carol Rama (b. 1918, Turin, Italy-d. 2015, Turin, Italy). (more...)

Team Awesome Robot Presents World Premiere of THAT TRUE PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Team Awesome Robot will present the World Premiere of Daniel John Kelley's That True Phoenix, directed by Christopher Diercksen, April 22-May 7at the Access Theater (380 Broadway between White and Walker Streets, 4th floor) with performances on Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22,Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29, Wednesday, May 3, Thursday, May 4, Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 at 8pm, Sunday, April 23, April 30, and May 7 at 2pm. Tickets ($18) may be purchased in advance at http://thattruephoenix.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  (more...)

Everyday Inferno Announces Creative Teams for Dreams of Malinche and Gabriel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is pleased to announce the creative teams behind the forthcoming exploratory workshop productions of Dreams of Malinche and Gabriel. Both plays will rehearse in-studio for two weeks, culminating in an invited workshop performance. (more...)

BWW Review: MADAM BUTTERFLY, King's Head Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 24, 2017

The wonderful thing about fringe theatre is the variety and quality of what can be produced in a tiny space, with very little budget. Creativity is key to make an audience return to what is essentially the back room of a pub with slightly uncomfortable seating. Madam Butterfly is the latest creative offering from the King's Head Theatre, who has a well-known reputation for producing innovative and unique shows in such a room. (more...)

Cast Set for Reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's SALVAGE at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's "Salvage" on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor.  (more...)

Out Now: Synthesize The Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From Cape Verde Islands
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Through 18 diverse tracks, this compilation reveals how immigration from the Cape Verde Islands to Europe and the United States gave us an alternate history of the electronic music that dominated hearts and minds across the world in the late 1990s. But The Story doesn't start in a major Western cultural hub, rather in the small cluster of islands 400 miles off the Senegalese coast, and offers an unparalleled insight into the long-term cultural splendor catalyzed by migration. (more...)

UCSB Department of Theatre & Dance to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is back again with their latest production, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, in the Studio Theater March 4 - 12. (more...)

BWW Review: TUTS Delivers the Perfect Recipe in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Gary Laird - Feb 23, 2017

A frothy souffle of a musical. (more...)

The Carnegie to Screen THE KID, Starring Charlie Chaplin, This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Carnegie's new G.E.T. Together series continues with Charlie Chaplin in THE KID: Classic Film, Live Music. The classic Charlie Chaplin film, THE KID, will play in the Otto M. Budig Theatre with live accompaniment by pianist Jeff Rapsis on Thursday, March 2, 2017. (more...)

The Gallery Players presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fifth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Sweet Bird of Youth, which tells The Story of a gigolo and drifter, who returns to his home town as the companion of a once-was movie star.  (more...)

Local Actor Phil Elam to Light Up the Stage in LILIES OF THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

After winning six honors at a variety of national and international film festivals with his debut producing effort, 'SWING LOW,' Detroit native Phil Elam is taking to the stage to play his most personally inspired role as the lead in the stage production of the beloved film, 'Lilies of the Field.' (more...)

PCPA to Present Powerful Story by Matthew Lopez, THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents a powerful story by Matthew Lopez, The Whipping Man, which methodically peels back layer upon layer of repressed feelings, hopes and dreams, and dark secrets. It's playing in the Severson Theatre March 9 through 26. (more...)

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