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BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca Lakey
by David Fick - May 26, 2017

Grade 12 Dramatic Arts pupil, Bianca Lakey, is one of many young people who has visited ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity in Cape Town over the past week. See shares her thoughts about this festival, which focuses on theatre for young people, as well as considering South African theatre on a wider scale. (more...)

The Players Welcomes New Board Members and Box Office Manager
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Players Centre for Performing Arts is proud to announce the appointment of two new board members to The Players Board of Trustees and the addition of a new Box Office Manager. (more...)

Jimmy Bralower Productions Taking Artist First Approach with 'The A&R Department'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

While true artist development may be a lost art these days, recording artists looking for a creative edge in today's competitive marketplace now have a new option in their career development toolbox¬Ö Jimmy Bralower's A&R Department. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Evening of 'Short Stories' and a Song Book To Die For: THE ALL NIGHT STRUT
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 26, 2017

¬ďThe All Night Strut has a songbook to die for! It may not be as riotously funny as The Irish and How They Got Way was,¬Ē says Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, but I know from experience that the audience will leave the theatre exhilarated!¬Ē Clark, who will co-produce the show with Anita Stewart, Artistic Director of Portland Stage, describes the musical revue as ¬ďa collection of vignettes, each of which plays out before the next one begins. It is sort of like an evening of short stories that paints a colorful and poignant picture of 20th century America in The Years of the Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war.¬Ē (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)

Emma Dears and Craig Price to Headline A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS for Save Our St. Bride's
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

One of Liverpool's most historic churches will take centre stage when the West End comes to the Georgian Quarter for a night of musical theatre magic. (more...)

BWW Review: A.A. Milne's THE LUCKY ONE Receives a Rare Revival From The Mint
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2017

One look at the country home setting designer Vicki R. Davis has devised for The Mint Theater Company's intriguing revival of A.A. Milne's rarely visited THE LUCKY ONE and a playgoer wouldn't be blamed for anticipating a night of vintage bon mots and comedy of manners gracefulness. (more...)

The Nash Announces June Jazz Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

June is hopping and bopping as The Nash kicks off with a wide array of summer concerts and workshops.  Highlights include Joey Sellers Quartet on June 10 and Rachel Eckroth's Antelog on June 16.  Public performances from students participating in the Nash summer workshops will be held during the month as well as a discussion on history of jazz from noted ASU scholar, Dr. Chris Wells on June 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

From tonight, May 25, through June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. Scroll down for a look at the dancers in action! (more...)

New Gay Rock Opera TUNNELVISION: THE MUSICAL to Premiere at The Studio @ 620
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, The Studio @ 620 will present the world debut of the new gay rock opera, 'Tunnelvision: The Musical.' (more...)

Open Fist's Ambitious GARY PLAYS by Murray Mednick Gets One-Week Extension
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Gary Plays - Extended through June 10: Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire "The Gary Plays" series in one epic production. Originated by Padua Playwrights and developed in workshops over a two-year period by Open Fist, "The Gary Plays" chronicles the odyssey of unemployed actor Gary Bean in The Years following the random murder of his son. An everyman/anti-hero, Gary has been hailed by KCRW as "a sort of L.A. Leopold Bloom." Audiences can choose to follow his journey over the course of three evenings - or view all six plays on a single Sunday. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

BWW Interview: Janique Charles On Joining THE LION KING
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2017

Actress Janique Charles was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to the UK to join the touring cast of The Lion King in 2013, and is now playing Nala in the West End production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brad Zimmerman of MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 25, 2017

Brad Zimmerman is bringing his highly praised solo show My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy to 7 Stages Theatre from May 18-June 18.  (more...)

Phoenix Chorale's Charles Bruffy to Step Down in October
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

After 18 seasons, Charles Bruffy plans to step down from his position as Artistic Director of the Phoenix Chorale at the end of October 2017. The concerts in October will celebrate Bruffy and his accomplishments with the Phoenix Chorale, featuring a 'Bruffy's Best' theme.  (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre's Detroit Opera House Adds DiChiera Name
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The DiChiera Grand Salute, Michigan Opera Theatre's festive celebration honoring its retiring founder and artistic director David DiChiera, was a night full of highlights May 19. (more...)

Guitarist Rob Reischak Comes to the Whisky
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Rob Reischak may not be a household word in the music world, but it carries a lot of weight among fans of the jazz band Vaud and the Villains. The young guitarist, who is an integral part of the 19-piece band, is set to perform with actress/singer Glennellen Anderson ("Stranger Things") on June 1 at the Whisky a Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 15th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 15th annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly anticipated award show proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from The Boeing Company and Alaska Airlines. (more...)

Disney Dedicates Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney's Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees. (more...)

TJL Productions & My Music Present Johnny Mathis in WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On June 10th, TJL Productions' MY MUSIC series will present WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!, a concert performance film starring singer and musical legend Johnny Mathis. (more...)

SOJA Release New Single 'Bad News'; Announce 35+ Date National Amphitheater Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Washington DC-based global stars SOJA have released the new single 'Bad News' today at all digital music services. T (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Announces Lineup for 21st Annual SUNSET CONCERTS Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Skirball Cultural Center proudly presents the twenty-first season of its annual free summertime concert series, Sunset Concerts. Coinciding with the Skirball's latest exhibition, Paul Simon: Words & Music (on view through September 3), the new season draws inspiration from Paul Simon's pioneering efforts to bring world music to pop audiences while building bridges across cultures. (more...)

Director Patrick Sandford Performs his Solo Show GROOMED at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

It is unusual for a director to become a performer. Patrick Sandford does so at the age of 65 to perform his solo show GROOMED, a play that was 50 years in the writing. (more...)

Neil Simon & Anton Chekhov's THE GOOD DOCTOR Opens 6/16 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Little Fish Theatre is excited to present The Good Doctor as its fourth production of 2017. This series of short plays is written by Tony, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Neil Simon, and is based on short stories and other works by acclaimed playwright Anton Chekhov. James Rice, long-time Little Fish Theatre Company Member, directs this evening of scenes, all of which are humorous, heartwarming, and strikingly human.   (more...)

PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS to Celebrate New Book, American Ideals
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Public Theater has announced that a special one-night-only reading and discussion, PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS has been added to the spring Public Forum line-up on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the The Public's Martinson Hall. (more...)

Acclaimed Theatre Producer James Bierman Appointed New Chair of Little Angel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Little Angel Theatre announce the appointment of new Chair James Bierman.  He takes over the role from Sophie Clissold-Lesser. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with 'JOSEPH' at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand. Get a behind the scenes look at the show in the video below! (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over The Years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Cruise Confirms TOP GUN Sequel: 'It's Definitely Happening'
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2017

In an appearance on this morning's Australian morning show SUNRISE today, actor Tom Cruise confirmed rumors that a new installment of TOP GUN is in the works. (more...)

Union Avenue Opera Prepares for 23rd Festival Season, Featuring ALBERT HERRING, CAROUSEL & HANSEL UND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 30 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera [UAO] debut during its 23rd Festival Season this summer. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Let Imaginations Run Wild with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

STAGES St. Louis returns to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights with a highly inspirational Theatre for Young Audiences production, Seussical. Join the Cat in the Hat and friends June 14th through July 2nd and celebrate the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community in the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss. (more...)

Longtime Basketball Analyst Dick Vitale Signs Deal through 2020 with ESPN
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Longtime ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale ¬Ė one of the most influential and vibrant personalities in the history of sports television ¬Ė has signed a contract extension with ESPN through the 2019-20 season. (more...)

INTIMATE APPAREL at Centre Stage to Celebrate Perseverance and the Power of Women
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

Joan Osborne, Isaac Mizrahi and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Joan Osborne with a program of Bob Dylan songs, Ireland's Folk Band of the Year The High Kings, Isaac Mizrahi brings his show "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" to City Winery and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 25 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Hong Kong Dance Company Takes Dance Into The Community
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) partners with MTR Corporation for the ¬ďMetamorphosis of HKDC and L'Amour Immortel¬Ē Exhibition from 23-31 May 2017 at Maritime Square. (more...)

TNT Closes Season 31 with All-Female Comedy!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Terrific New Theatre closes its 31st season with the Alabama premiere of a new play whose genre has become a beloved staple of TNT's repertoire, the Southern comedy. (more...)

2017 JMK Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are delighted to announce today that the winner of the 20th anniversary James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Josh Roche. Chosen after the now-legendary JMK selection process from another record-breaking number of applicants, Josh will be directing My Name is Rachel Corrie, the celebrated piece of verbatim theatre created from the writings of Corrie herself and co-edited by the late Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner. His production will be staged in the autumn at the Young Vic, with performance dates announced soon. The runner up this year was Nathan Crossan-Smith with a proposal for a production of Debbie Tucker-Green's random and will receive a £2,000 award. (more...)

Centre Stage presents INTIMATE APPAREL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over The Years. One by one, the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains, lonely and longing for a husband and a future. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (more...)

Richard X. Heyman Releasing 12th Album
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

2017 finds Richard X. Heyman releasing his twelfth album Incognito - 14 brand-new songs incorporating the many talents of the veteran singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer, including forays into blues, funk and folk alongside his signature melodic pop gems. (more...)

Radikal Records to Release Heart FX's Feel Good Track 'King Without a Throne (feat. Joe Jury)'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Austrian duo HEART FX is kicking off summer with the North American release of their single ¬ďKing Without a Throne (feat. Joe Jury).¬Ē (more...)

Rhett & Link Announce a TOUR OF MYTHICALITY
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for Rhett & Link's Tour of Mythicality will go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m.  Mythical Entertainment announced today the first ever tour from award-winning comedians and YouTube sensations Rhett & Link, in celebration of the release of their debut book "Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality."  The Tour of Mythicality kicks-off in New York on October 13 and will feature a blend of comedic yet personal storytelling, performances of their hit songs, offbeat life advice, and fan Q&A.  The Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality tour will hit Dallas on Saturday, October 21, 2018 for two shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

FST Cabaret Season Opens with The Jersey Tenors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

FST's 2017 Summer Cabaret season begins with the newest Opera/Rock mash-up sensation, The Jersey Tenors. This production of four charismatic crooners opens in the John C. Court Cabaret on June 15, 2017. Subscriptions for all three Summer Cabaret shows are available for as little as $39. Subscriptions may be purchased online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Share presents 64th ANNUAL BOOMTOWN 2017 GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosted its annual Boomtown gala, "Let's Dance" tonight, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.  The evening honored inspirational dance philanthropist Glorya Kaufman with the "Shining Spirit Award." (more...)

Kenny Rogers' Final World Tour Makes Stop at Park Theater Friday 7/21
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Country Music Hall of Fame artist Kenny Rogers will perform hits from his legendary songbook Friday, July 21 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Special guest Linda Davis will open for the music legend. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.   Tickets ranging in price from $39 to $150 (including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

ID Premieres WHO KILLED ANGIE DODGE? KEITH MORRISON INVESTIGATES, 5/29
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Produced by NBC News' Emmy Award-winning production arm Peacock Productions, the two-hour special WHO KILLED ANGIE DODGE? KEITH MORRISON INVESTIGATES premieres Memorial Day: Monday, May 29 at 8/7c on ID. (more...)

BWW Review: PENNSYLVANIA BALLET Closes the Season with a Ballerina's Farewell Performance
by Barnett Serchuk - May 22, 2017

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NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On May 23rd, 2017 NEWSical The Musical, the 14th longest running Off-Broadway show and 4th longest running musical revue in history, will be celebrating its 2500th performance at Theatre Row. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MR BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Is An Intriguing Investigation Of How Culture Evolves
by Jade Kops - May 21, 2017

Anne Washburn's three act play, MR BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY is an interesting exploration of how stories evolve and culture is created when the world we know has irrevocably changed and stories can no longer be accessed in their original format. (more...)

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