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The New York Times Reaches Settlement with Charles Isherwood
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

It was announced today that The New York Times has reached a settlement with theatre critic Charles Isherwood following his firing from the newspaper in February. (more...)

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get TOUGH & TENDER at Daryl's House Club 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 "Tough & Tender" Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits. (more...)

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber Addresses Alterations to JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

New Zealand's Artsplash Festival has found itself in a bit of trouble due to inexplicable artistic choices made in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Times of Israel reports that the company had replaced the word 'Israel' in 'Close Every Door' with the word 'kindness,' altering the lyric to 'children of kindness.' (more...)

Celebrate Women's Rights and Abolition Reforms with New Musical SENECA FALLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, New York, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State with a new play, 'Seneca Falls,' to debut July 20. Written by Karen Howes, with music by Elliot Sokolov, the play traces the beginnings of the Suffragette movement from 1848 to 1882. (more...)

Paisley Park Announces MUSICOLOGY-Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced dates for a special four-day Battle of the Bands event, titled MUSICOLOGY - Summer 2017, to be held August 31st through September 3rd at Paisley Park. This unique live performance event will highlight "Real Music by Real Musicians" - an ethos Prince consistently championed through his life, creative works and incendiary live performances. Nine finalists will be selected from an open pool of video submissions and invited to Paisley Park to perform for a live audience in the legendary Soundstage, the site of countless iconic Prince performances, including the Sign O' The Times and Rave Un2 the Year 2000 concert films. Music groups interested in participating are invited to enter a video submission today via Paisley Park's Facebook page; please visit facebook.com/officialpaisleypark for full details and submission criteria. The deadline for submissions is July 30, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: Almeida Theatre's INK
by Review Roundups - Jul 6, 2017

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. James Graham's ruthless, red-topped new play Ink leads with the birth of this country's most influential newspaper - when a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asked the impossible and launched its first editor's quest, against all odds, to give the people what they want. (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Make San Diego Debut with Nina Simone Tribute at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Eight-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, two-time Backstage Bistro and Nightlife Award Winner, Natalie Douglas, presents a N A T A L I E D O U G L A S concert 'To Nina...a tribute to Nina Simone' on Thursday, July 20 at 8:00pm. (more...)

L.A. Native & NYC Multi-Award Winner Natalie Douglas Returns to her Hometown for One Night Only at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Eight-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, two-time Backstage Bistro and Nightlife Award Winner, Natalie Douglas, presents a N A T A L I E D O U G L A S concert 'HOME: The Soundtrack of My Life' on Tuesday, July 25 @ 8:30pm at CATALINA BAR & GRILL. (more...)

Playlight Theater Company to Present THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY at Elektra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Playlight Theater Company is proud to present THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY...Or, We Really Knead the Dough at the Elektra Theatre in The Times Square district of New York City! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- A Woman's Wit
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2017

BWW speaks to the creator of A Woman's Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

TIME SPY Brings a New Dimension to the Electronic Billboards of Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

In partnership with the Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Times Square Arts presents artist Sun Xun's Time Spy on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in July. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. One of China's most prominent young artists, Sun Xun created Time Spy for the second Audemars Piguet Art Commission in partnership with Sean Kelly Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery and Shanghart Gallery as part of a large-scale immersive multimedia installation first presented during Art Basel in Miami Beach in December 2016. (more...)

Guest Blog: Tom Glover Talks Political Theatre and WET BREAD
by Guest Blog: Tom Glover - Jul 6, 2017

'Not another one!' Brenda from Bristol cried on hearing of the looming General Election, but I must admit I was worried too: worried for the fate of Corbyn. My show Wet Bread had just completed a successful run at the Brighton Fringe and the King's Head had been pencilled in - but what if Corbynism had been defeated? What if the idealism and the campaigning was proved ineffective by the reality of the election? Would the show just appear so last year? (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Hyprov
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to Asad Mecci about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Hyprov. (more...)

New Wilton's Music Hall Season Includes BBC Proms and Les Enfants Terribles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Wilton's Music Hall announces its sensational new season programme, jam-packed full of independent theatre productions, live music, opera and cabaret. (more...)

Sir Tim Rice Speaks About Alterations to JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

New Zealand's Artsplash Festival has found itself in a bit of trouble due to inexplicable artistic choices made in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Times of Israel reports that the company had replaced the word 'Israel' in 'Close Every Door' with the word 'kindness,' altering the lyric to 'children of kindness.' (more...)

Willie Nile to Play Dylan Tribute CD Release Show at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

In a consistently colorful musical career that spans nearly four decades, Willie Nilehas established a reputation as a world-class rock 'n' roller, and as a singular songwriter with deep roots in rock's rich history. So it's not surprising that he'd choose to tip his hat to one of his most enduring musical inspirations with his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, a heartfelt, personally charged set of Dylan covers that honors its subject while exemplifying the same qualities that have distinguished Nile's work since the beginning. (more...)

Nu•ance Theatre Co. Would Like to Show You PROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

With each production, Nu•ance Theatre Co. is gaining a reputation of presenting incredible theatrical performances  -  whether compelling ensemble acting, atmospheric lighting and sound that enrich ghostly projections,  innovations creating actual rain on stage (Condemned), or ambitious and immersive set designs (as in a depression-era union warehouse (Waiting for Lefty), a 1930's-style tenement apartment (Awake and Sing!), and the stone walls of Elsinore Castle complete with a draw bridge and ghost (Hamlet) to name just a few. (more...)

NOW That's What I Call Music 97 Releases July 21
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

As we hit the height of summer, NOW are releasing the latest in their series of hit compilations on July 21st, NOW 97, the definitive selection of tracks for summer 2017. With all the iconic number one songs from the past few months making up the ultimate soundtrack to your summer in one easy place, it's your go-to album for your BBQ's, house parties, pool parties and those long summer drives. (more...)

The Screens of Times Square to Get Psychedelic with August's Midnight Moment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

In partnership with Upfor Gallery, Times Square Arts presents artist MSHR's Convolution Weave~Lattice Domain on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in August. (more...)

VIDEO: New2NY Series presents ME & ELLA
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

Next up in the New2NY Series is 'Me & Ella'. Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook. Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the 'First Lady of Song.' Ms. Frierson's personal storytelling and song stylings provide a loving glimpse into why Ella's music, heart and determination to overcome the challenges in her life and career continue to inspire. Me & Ella was featured last season as part of the York's Developmental Reading Series and commemorates the centennial of the legendary songstress. (more...)

BWW Previews: ANSH DARSHAK FESTIVAL in Mumbai
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jul 19, 2017

A unique festival showcasing six different genres of performances will be taking place in Mumbai. (more...)

Lily Tomlin, Ken Burns & More Join Voice Arts Awards Gala
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Annual Voice Arts® Awards honoring the best talent in the voiceover industry will be back in NYC this year. Good Morning America called the Voice Arts® Awards, 'The Oscars of voiceover acting.' (more...)

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's New 'Cultural Plan' to Reward Diverse Arts Organizations with More Funding
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Arts organizations who show an increase in the diversity among their staff and board members will see more city funding, if NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's new "cultural plan" for the five boroughs delivers on its goals. (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Emily Walton to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical DARLING GRENADINE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The world of a charming songwriter is on the rocks in Daniel Zaitchik's contemporary new musical Darling Grenadine. (more...)

World Premiere of ICE and More Slated for 24th Street Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

24th Street Theatre celebrates two decades in 2017-18 with a season that looks both forward and back while highlighting the company's unique appeal to a wide range of audiences. (more...)

FIAF Announces Global Lineup for 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

SCTC Adds David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD to Season 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The South Camden Theatre Company Board of Directors made some changes to The Times we produce our seasons. Season 13, Celebrating Women Playwrights now opens in February, 2018 instead of September 2017. (more...)

WHAT WE WERE Receives World Premiere Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Jackson & Caitlin Teeley, in cooperation with The Egremont Barn, is proud to announce the world premiere stage-workshop production What We Were, a new musical. What We Were is a stage adaptation of the 2015 short film by the same name created by Jackson Teeley, Corey Potter and Wilder Bunke. This world premiere workshop features the original three songs from the short film, plus an expanded score with music and lyrics by Jackson Teeley, and an original book by Jackson & Caitlin Teeley. (more...)

Metta Theatre's JUNGLE BOOK Returns to Underbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Award-winning Metta Theatre are delighted to announce that their smash hit production of JUNGLE BOOK will return to Underbelly Festival at the South Bank for an extended run this August. This cutting edge production using street dance, circus and spoken word, all delivered by a diverse and multi-skilled cast which includes the UK's leading dancers and circus performers including Matt Knight (Let It Shine) as Akela. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces two special additions to the 2017-18 Broadway season, a new mystery play, Mike Hammer Encore For Murder, starring Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) and the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. Previously announced performances for the upcoming Broadway season include the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line and Cabaret, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. Tickets and packages are on-sale now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 17, 2017

The York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced') opened last night, July 16. (more...)

Positive with Nu•ance Theatre Co. Presents PROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

With each production, rising Nu•ance Theatre Company is gaining a reputation of presenting incredible theatrical performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ME & ELLA at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the "First Lady of Song." (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Bug's Funny and Wry New Musical IF I WERE YOU
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2017

Once again, Cori Laemmel and Laura Matula - along with their team of creative collaborators and their always surprising and courageous troupe of young actors at The Theater Bug - have achieved much with their latest original musical. If I Were You, which focuses on four young protagonists gives the youthful Theater Bug company of actors an opportunity to explore the depths of their own emotions amid the turmoil of their formative years and, in so doing, they give every audience member a chance to examine their own emotions and preconceived notions of the people around them. (more...)

MENTIS Named to DBTA's Top 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

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York Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella (more...)

Promenade Playhouse Presents Los Angeles Premiere of REBEL WITH A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Natalia Lazarus and The Promenade Playhouse are proud to present "REBEL WITH A CAUSE - THE SAL MINEO STORY" - Based on real events.  (more...)

BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 14, 2017

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' The opening line of Charles Dickens' classic novel seems quite apt in describing the current Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's season to date. With On the Town beset by injuries before it even started, its current production of A Tale of Two Cities looks to be under an equally unlucky star. With the first preview cancelled due to a lack of preparation time, and scenes having to be rejigged, it's a wonder it has opened on the planned date. (more...)

BWW Review: JUNIORS RESTAURANT Now Open on Broadway at 49th Street for Delicious NY Faves and More
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 14, 2017

Fans of Junior's Restaurant really have something to celebrate. The newest location on Broadway at 49th Street offers a menu of their renowned classics in a spacious, vibrant setting with generous seating. (more...)

The Yard presents H.O.W. JOURNAL 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In collaboration with The Yard for the second year in a row, H.O.W. Journal invites you to Twigs, Trees, and Trailblazers, a festive benefit fundraiser event and celebration of HOW Journal's Issue 13. H.O.W. Journal was founded in 2006 and is an art and literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art of prominent and upcoming writers with an effort to raise money for needy children throughout the world. This year, H.O.W. Journal marries dance with literature and honors fearless women throughout history. The event includes dance pieces by Alison Manning and Jesse Keller Jason´s company, DanceTheYard, and readings by acclaimed writers Daphne Merkin, Amy Kurzweil, Victoria Redel, John Reed, and Tiphanie Yanique. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 13, 2017
by - Jul 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

'Now That's What I Call Music! 97' to Be Released 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

As we hit the height of summer, NOW are releasing the latest in their series of hit compilations on July 21st, NOW 97, the definitive selection of tracks for summer 2017. (more...)

Cast Set for Royal Court's MANWATCHING at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Comedians Edward Aczel, Eshaan Akbar, Dan Antopolski, Mitch Benn, Markus Birdman, Jason Byrne, Keith Farnan, Stuart Goldsmith, Darren Hariott, Pete Johansson, Tony Law, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Munnery, Andrew O'Neill and Mark Watson will be performing MANWATCHING at Paines Plough's ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. (more...)

Australian Producer Touch Sensitive Debuts Video For 'Lay Down'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Acclaimed Australian producer Touch Sensitive debuts the video for his new track, “Lay Down,” today via Future Classic. (more...)

The Heat is On! MISS SAIGON Lands in Birmingham this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to play host to Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON which lands in Birmingham for 9 weeks from 26 July - 23 Sept as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of the York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced')! (more...)

VIDEO: MAD MEL SAVES THE WORLD to Premiere at Midtown International Theater Festival
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2017

Thousands of years ago, ancient aliens called the Marradians visited Earth to share their knowledge and make humanity what it is today. Well, we gotta blame someone! Now they're coming back to destroy us. Unless Mad Mel, the Hans Solo of our story, can save the planet. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 10th, 2017 - NYMF, PIPELINE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The 2017 New York Musical Festival kicks off today, and Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE opens tonight at Lincoln Center Theater! (more...)

Railroad Earth to Release New EP 'Captain Nowhere'; Perform At Red Rocks Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Acclaimed genre-defying band RAILROAD EARTH will release a new EP, Captain Nowhere, Friday, July 14 in conjunction with their performance at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Creators Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary Talk The ADRIAN MOLE Musical
by Marianka Swain - Jul 10, 2017

Playwright Jake Brunger and composer Pippa Cleary have been creating musicals together since they met at Bristol University in 2008. Their work includes Jet Set Go!, The Great British Soap Opera and an adaptation of Sue Townsend's beloved The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾. The latter begins a London run at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week. (more...)

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