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BWW Review: Epic ODYSSEUS FINN Offers Fire, Absolution and Transcendence at the Cape Town Fringe
by David Fick - Sep 25, 2016

Odysseus Finn is epic. An hour with band members David van Witt, Michael McQuilken and Peterre Bourgeoise offers fire, absolution and transcendence. This is one of the highlights of the 2016 Cape Town Fringe. (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Rock Musical 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Directed by world renowned director/choreographer Arlene Phillips,"27" is an intoxicating modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity's oldest stories. It has music, book and lyrics and is co-directed by Sam Cassidy. (more...)

The Livingston Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

The Livingston Theatre Company presents Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Forecast Predicts a Hot and Steamy MIDSUMMA at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

From international queer royalty to Melbourne's most wanted, Arts Centre Melbourne has assembled a Midsumma line-up to frock up and wig out to in 2017. (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

Paul Barritt of 1927 and Village Underground Present the World Premiere of CAT AND MOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Today, Paul Barritt of 1927 in association with Village Underground have announced the world premiere of Cat and Mouse, an animation adventure featuring original big screen cartoons, live music and theatre. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project Announces New Leadership and New Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Refuge Theatre Project has announced leadership changes and programming for its third season, according to company co-founder Ross Egan. Christopher Pazdernik, who directed and choreographed the company's breakout production of High Fidelity: The Musical in February 2016 and more recently directed the Chicago premiere of Wicked City by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar for Chicago Theatre Workshop, has been named Artistic Director, a position previously held by Egan. Egan, who founded the company two years ago with Morgan Egan, will move to Executive Director, a new position. Morgan Egan will continue as Managing Director. (more...)

BWW Review: Darren Criss Slays in Pantages Stop of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 15, 2016

In a theatrical touchdown for the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, stage and screen star Darren Criss has agreed to reprise the notable title role he stepped into last year on Broadway: as Hedwig in the just-launched national tour of the rousing 2014 Tony Award-winning reboot of the glam rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, which began last month in San Francisco and continues its Los Angeles-area performances through November 27 (Euan Morton assumes the role for the rest of the tour starting November 29 in San Diego). Featuring solid direction from Michael Mayer and dynamic new musical staging from choreographer Spencer Liff, the searingly electric, engagingly hilarious show, at its core, celebrates the triumph of living life as authentic and as tenaciously as possible, no matter the constant obstacles. It's certainly a wonderful message to remind everyone in such uneasy times of late. (more...)

A.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance Spaces
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced its initial roster of programming through June 2017 - to be presented by 11 nonprofit companies - at its new A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES (the Gural and Mezzanine), two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street - designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, is thrilling audiences from the first minute to the last. It is everything a musical should be with a fascinating story, inventive staging, an excellent score, and a top-notch cast. This show is having its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway) through Sunday May 26th. (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Enchants at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - May 22, 2017

Emmy and Tony-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth made an emotional and entertaining Brigham Young University debut on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 2017. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

Selfconscious Productions Brings CANADA HUB to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The producers of Counting Sheep, the hit visceral political theatre piece that stormed Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, are back to present a vital and relevant season of theatre and contemporary performance from across Canada. The 70th Anniversary Edinburgh Fringe runs Aug 4 - 28, 2017. (more...)

RAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 10th anniversary season of the award-winning theater company for all ages includes an East Bay premiere, its first staging of an acclaimed American musical, and a return of one of the biggest hits in the company's 10-year history. (more...)

A Brand New Season Of Shows On Sale At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Jo Lampert Is Stellar In David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE
by Michael Dale - Mar 19, 2017

Who is she? Where did she come from? These are questions likely to pass through the minds of Off-Broadway's regular attendees while witnessing Jo Lampert's stellar performance as the title character of David Byrne's new musical, JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE. (more...)

The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is delighted to present its 2017 - 2018 92nd Dazzling Season! (more...)

Review Roundup: David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Opens at the Public Theater
by Review Roundups - Mar 15, 2017

The Public Theater's world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, choreography by Steven Hoggett, and directed by Alex Timbers, officially opens tonight and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews as they roll in! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Know Theatre's GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rediscover the thrill of first love with the summer rock musical GIRLFRIEND by Todd Almond, with music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, running on the Know Theatre MainStage July 29 - August 27. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Shake Barter Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Barter Theatre presents "A Night with Janis Joplin" beginning August 18 through September 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Know Theatre Kicks of Season 9 with GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Rediscover the thrill of first love with the summer rock musical GIRLFRIEND by Todd Almond, with music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, running on the Know Theatre MainStage July 29 - August 27. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

BWW Review: Effortful SPRING AWAKENING at 12th Ave Arts Suffers From Technical Difficulties
by Amelia Reynolds - Jul 27, 2016

'Spring Awakening' is a tough musical to take on: all of the performers need to be exceptional singers and dancers, while also finding that sweet spot of giving their character emotional honesty in its darkly funny narrative. On top of it all, most of the actors have to be (or at least pass as) middle schoolers. Any misssteps-especially when adapted for a small stage-are painfully apparent, even when the production has a lot to offer. Basement Theatrics' production of 'Spring Awakening' suffers from these very misfortunes, and despite the show having a number of impressive vocal performances and cool, abstract choreographic choices, the technical and pacing issues made the show feel a hair out of its league. (more...)

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE to Present Preview Cabaret at The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Before their August 3rd opening at NYMF, LUDO's Broken Bride is presenting a... 'Broken Bride Preview Cabaret' on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) at The West End Lounge 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Know Theatre's GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Rediscover the thrill of first love with the summer rock musical GIRLFRIEND by Todd Almond, with music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, running on the Know Theatre MainStage July 29 - August 27. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set to Return to Sydney Next Week for 10 Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After making waves across the country, cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors returns home to Sydney next week for its penultimate season. With a slew of recently announced Helpmann Award nominations including Best Male Actor in a Musical, Best Female Actor in a Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography in a Musical, this production has received rave reviews in every major Australian capital city. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production lands at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre for 12 days only before concluding its run in Perth. (more...)

Technology Preview: Apple HomeKit Enabled Ubisys ZigBee Gateway on Display at CES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

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Rolling Stones Concert Documentary to Screen at The Granada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

 The Granada Theatre's "And The Band Played On" Film Series continues on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 with a screening of Shine a Light, a Rolling Stones concert documentary directed by legendary filmmaker and Stones fan, Martin Scorsese. Filmed during their 2006 Beacon Theatre performances and featuring archived footage, music clips and interviews, This Rock and roll masterpiece comes to life like never before on The Granada Theatre's state-of-the-art digital cinema system.  (more...)

Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy 25th Anniversary Tour at The Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

T.Rextasy have been performing all over the world for 25 years, a career that ironically out-lives Marc's very own T.Rex. In 2017, the band returns to venues across the UK to transport audiences back to the 70s for the Marc Bolan 40th commemorative anniversary tour. (more...)

Sweeney Entertainments Presents T-REXTASY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

T.Rextasy have been performing all over the world for 25 years, a career that ironically out-lives Marc's very own T.Rex. In 2017, the band returns to venues across the UK to transport audiences back to the 70s for the Marc Bolan 40th commemorative anniversary tour. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square presents ROCK oF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

It's the tail end of the big bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip's last legendary venues, but the rock-and-roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can the dream be saved before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands like Styx, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake, and more hold the answers. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Kick Off 2017 with Philadelphia Premiere of Rock Musical LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

11th Hour Theatre Company brings 2017 in with a rock 'n roll bang. Three years ago, 11th Hour Company introduced audiences to LIZZIE in its Next Step Concert Series. (more...)

New Musicals Tapped for 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop; Stephen Schwartz to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis, returns to Beverly Hills on February 1 - 2, 2017. The two-day annual workshop gives select composers and lyricists the opportunity to present songs and excerpts of new original musical works in progress for professional critique. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents SUN RISING - The Songs That Made Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Imagine Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison all recording their hits in one studio. Well that's what happened at the famous Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee and they weren't alone! Critically acclaimed production Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis pays tribute to the artists and music from Sun Records in a spectacular cabaret show that has sold out across Australia and most recently at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.  (more...)

New Musicals Tapped for 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop; Stephen Schwartz to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis, returns to Beverly Hills on February 1 - 2, 2017. The two-day annual workshop gives select composers and lyricists the opportunity to present songs and excerpts of new original musical works in progress for professional critique. (more...)

T.Rextasy to Take King's Theatre Audience Back to the 70s
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

T.Rextasy have been performing all over the world for 25 years in a career that ironically out-lives Marc Bolan's very own T.Rex. And on Wednesday 15 February, the shop-stopping band will take the boogie-loving audience at the King's Theatre back to the 70s as part of the Marc Bolan 40th commemorative anniversary tour. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for the Ordway in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today unveiled its 2017-2018 Musical Theater Series. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Kick Off 2017 with Philadelphia Premiere of Rock Musical LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company brings 2017 in with a rock 'n roll bang. Three years ago, 11th Hour Company introduced audiences to LIZZIE in its Next Step Concert Series. (more...)

NYC, Philadelphia Theater Companies Team Up for Night of Rock Opera in Old City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

JIB, the world-premiere rock musical with songs by Amanda Palmer currently playing at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia, is welcoming cast members from the upcoming production of 11th Hour Theatre Company's Lizzie for a one-night-only collaboration on December 15th starting at 7PM. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square presents ROCK oF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

It's the tail end of the big bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip's last legendary venues, but the rock-and-roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can the dream be saved before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands like Styx, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake, and more hold the answers. (more...)

NYC, Philadelphia Theater Companies Team Up for Night of Rock Opera in Old City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

JIB, the world-premiere rock musical with songs by Amanda Palmer currently playing at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia, is welcoming cast members from the upcoming production of 11th Hour Theatre Company's Lizzie for a one-night-only collaboration on December 15th starting at 7PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 12/11/2016
by BWW - Dec 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/11/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography.  BroadwayWorld has your first look at the NYMF production below! Check it out! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With New Rock Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

Ryan Molloy, Cassie Compton, Greg Oliver and Jack Donnelly star in the world premiere of the new British rock musical '27'.  (more...)

Ryan Molloy, Cassie Compton, Greg Oliver and Jack Donnelly Star in the World Premiere of 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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Marcus Center-Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience On Sale This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 5 at 12:00 pm and can be purchased in person at the Marcus Center Box Office (929 North Water Street), by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10 or more can SAVE! and should call group sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. (more...)

BWW Review: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 7, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth Radiates Elegance in an Intimate Evening (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Dayton (more...)

BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's AIDA is Perfection Written in the Stars
by Trevor Durham - Apr 22, 2017

Slow Burn's AIDA will change your life and move your heart along the Nile, thanks to the phenomenal cast and masterful technical work. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Lead 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Citizen University, and the Annenberg Foundation and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, presents the 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit: Activating Citizen Artists. Exploring JFK Ideals. Creating Cultural Moonshots. The Arts Summit will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and adjoining spaces. (more...)

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