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HIGH FIDELITY to Rock Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

You know Rob Gordon. We all know Rob Gordon. He's the kind of guy who can drip with self-loathing yet somehow still feel righteously superior to everyone around him. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its 7th season of progressive classic theatre with Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in the Philadelphia premiere of a new version by Annie Baker.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet Debuts Christopher Stuart's 7 DEADLY SINS
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2017

Pride. Greed. Envy. Sloth. Gluttony. Lust. Wrath. Collectively, they are the seven deadly sins - the cardinal sins, the antitheses of the seven virtues. Creatively, they are the inspiration for choreographer Christopher Stuart's most recent work, 7 Deadly Sins featuring music by the Nashville-based collective known as Ten Out of Tenn, and now brought to life by Nashville Ballet in a twin-bill that closes out the company's 2016-17 season on a resounding note of artistic achievement. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kaminsky, Campbell and Reed Are AS ONE, Showing More Lives than a Cat with Opening at New Orleans Opera, June 2
by Richard Sasanow - May 31, 2017

You don't have to be transgender, or even an opera-lover, to be moved and haunted by AS ONE, the chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed having its local debut June 2 at the New Orleans Opera. It's a work that will reach anyone who has come to terms with growing up, learning to live with themselves, dealing with the short-comings of others. In other words, all of us. (more...)

Theatre by the Lake Announces Two-Company Ensemble for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Artistic Director Conrad Lynch today announces the ensemble for the Theatre by the Lake's Summer Season - the first time the theatre has featured two-companies. They will perform over 5 productions in rep - After the Dance, As You Like It, Miss Julie, Handbagged and Remarkable Invisible - in both the theatre's spaces. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's genderbending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (more...)

Sistine Chapel Choir Announces First-Ever Detroit Performance During Historic Return To The U.S.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Sistine Chapel Choir from Rome, commonly recognized as 'the Pope's Choir,' in partnership with Corporate Travel and the Archdiocese of Detroit, announced today that it will make its first-ever performance in Detroit during its historic return to the U.S. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among Tonight's Obie Award Presenters
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that the star-studded line-up of presenters at tonight's 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

Netflix Original Documentary on Hong Kong Teenage Activist Joshua Wong Opening 5/26
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

Netflix's original documentary on the Hong Kong teenage activist Joshua Wong titled JOSHUA: TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER will open on Friday, May 26th. The film is directed by Joe Piscatella. (more...)

Touchstone Theatre to Debut Solo, Ensemble Works with FRESH VOICES
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Fresh Voices showcase returns to Touchstone Theatre on June 2 and 3, 2017. This annual event is a celebration of new theatre, featuring original works-in-progress by the 2016-17 Touchstone Apprentices, Sabrina DeWeerdt and Joe Ferraro. The evening is composed of three original works-in-progress: two solo pieces and one ensemble work. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Victoria Clark-Helmed Musical THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG Opens Tonight in Denmark
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Trouble With Doug, a new musical from award-winning writers Will Aronson and Daniel Mate, is receiving its European premiere at Denmark's Fredericia Theatre tonight, May 11th, through June 2nd. (more...)

Firehall Arts Centre Announces Its 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

For 35 years, the Firehall Arts Centre has been a cultural beacon for the Vancouver arts community, producing and presenting provocative, thought-provoking, compelling, and highly entertaining pieces of work in the heritage building at the corner of Cordova and Gore.  (more...)

Playhouse on Park presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

???????The Today Show aptly describes Playhouse on Park's final Mainstage Series show for Season Eight: 'If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show!' (more...)

Corus Entertainment Inks Deal for Canadian Broadcast Rights to STAR WARS Films
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Corus Entertainment is set to take Canadians to a galaxy far, far away. Revealed moments ago during its 2017 Upfront presentation, Corus announced tonight a multi-year licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for the broadcast rights to one of the most revered and astronomically successful movie franchises of all time – Star Wars. Beginning fall 2017, 11 films from the epic franchise, including original trilogy titles and yet-to-be-seen theatrical releases, will make their debuts on Corus' empire of conventional and specialty networks, including Global, Showcase, W Network, ABC Spark, YTV, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and more. (more...)

Riant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Riant Theatre -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (more...)

Acclaimed Author Robert Stricklin Publishes Fiction Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

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SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Experience one of Shakespeare's classic romances, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents AS YOU LIKE IT, previewing July 12, opening Saturday, July 15 at 8:15p.m. and closing August 20. (more...)

NEA Supports Touchstone Theatre's Young Playwrights' Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to Touchstone Theatre to support the Young Playwrights' Lab, a literary arts program. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus, directed by Shakespeare Specialist Rob Clare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

Sensory-Friendly, Family Show DAPOOCH to Play Touchstone Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Touchstone Theatre presents a sensory-friendly theatrical performance of DaPooch, or The Story of Poochie's Three Hundred and Seventy-Second Birthday AND How the Hunga Munga Munga SAVED HIS LIFE! on June 20th at 11:00am. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

The Zombies Coming to bergenPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Zombies come to bergenPAC Friday, July 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

NEA Approves More Than $82 Million to Support the Arts Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  (more...)

The Filigree Theatre and EVN Productions Present The Los Angeles Premiere of ANY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Filigree Theatre and EVN Productions  of Austin, TX will present the Los Angeles Premiere of critically acclaimed play, ANY NIGHT. (more...)

Chicago's Landmark Avalon Regal Theater Goes Hologram
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Hologram USA Networks Inc.  today announced a partnership with Chicago's historic Avalon Regal Theater to install its patented hologram technology on a permanent basis, allowing live artists to be "beamed" in by telepresence, and for performances by Hologram USA's recreated stars from the past.  The Avalon Regal and the Hologram USA theater in Los Angeles, will be the first full time dedicated hologram theaters in the United States, and their launch kicks off a campaign to build and install 100 theaters nationwide. The network of theaters will be supported by Hologram USA Networks and the FilmOn TV and FOTV Media Group. (more...)

NEA Grant Supports Touchstone Theatre's CIRQUE IT! Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre and Zoellner Arts Center, for the Cirque It! Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.  (more...)

'Carole King - Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park' to Be Released on CD/DVD & Digital, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Rockingale Records will release Carole King - Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park (CD/DVD or digital) on Friday, September 1. Carole King - Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park may be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/CaroleKing_HydePark (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the complete cast of its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.   (more...)

Ismael Cala Creates Cala Speakers, a Platform with the Best Leaders, Coaches and Experts in the Americas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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Legacy Recordings Set To Release American Epic Documentary Series Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release AMERICAN EPIC: The Collection, a 5-CD/100 song deluxe box set, and AMERICAN EPIC: The Soundtrack, a single disc anthology of 15 songs featured in the AMERICAN EPIC three-part historical documentary (1LP or 1CD), on Friday, May 12. (more...)

Local Actor Performs New One-Man Show At GCT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present a new one man show as a fundraiser for GCT. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Set To Release American Epic Documentary Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release AMERICAN EPIC: The Collection, a 5-CD/100 song deluxe box set, and AMERICAN EPIC: The Soundtrack, a single disc anthology of 15 songs featured in the AMERICAN EPIC three-part historical documentary (1LP or 1CD), on Friday, May 12. (more...)

BWW Interview: OSLO's Anthony Azizi Makes Peace a Priority
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 26, 2017

Azizi plays the tightly wound PLO finance minister meeting secretly with Israelis in this thrilling peek behind the scenes of the talks that led to the 1993 Oslo peace accord. (more...)

Cal Shakes Opens 2017 Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Director Desdemona Chiang makes her Cal Shakes debut, infusing Shakespeare's  romantic comedy with the vibrant, complicated, and shifting energy of the Bay Area.   Berkeley, CA, April 26 - California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (more...)

Original Penguin Partners With Actor Lamorne Morris And IFAW To Launch Project #ShareConservation On World Penguin Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Gentleman Jack And Omari Hardwick Celebrate African American Filmmakers With Real To Reel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Catch Disco Fever in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Fathom Events and Movies Series bring the brand-new Director's Cut of Saturday Night Fever to the big screen on Sunday, May 7 at 7pm. Saturday Night Fever became a cultural Touchstone like few movies before or since, and soon fans can catch the fever again when the influential classic returns to the big screen in celebration of its 40th anniversary! (more...)

Ismael Cala Announces His 2017 World Tour 'Wake up with Cala'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

'Wake up with Cala' (Despierta con Cala), the world tour designed by Ismael Cala to help people achieve excellence, optimum individual performance and the awakening of their conscience, will make its debut on Wednesday, May 31, in the Canadian city of Montreal. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Zinn Brings AMELIE from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Zinn, who acted as both scenic and costume designer for Broadway's playful, imaginative, Amelie. (more...)

AMERICAN EPIC Premieres May 16 on PBS in the US and May 21 on BBC in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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Nashville Children's Theatre Reveals First Season Under Nolan's Direction
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 14, 2017

Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) yesterday revealed its 2017-18 Season - its 86th season and its first under new executive artistic director Ernie Nolan - featuring three regional premieres and the return of a holiday season favorite by the late Scot Copeland, NCT's longtime producing artistic director, who led the company's rise to national prominence during his tenure. (more...)

Legacy Recordings & Sony Music Announce Launch of New Catalog Brand 'Certified'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings are pleased to announce the launch of Certified Classicsa new cross-platform urban catalog brand devoted to the curation and celebration of three decade's worth of classic hip-hop and R&B music and culture with a focus on the revolutionary genre-defining recordings of the 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s. (more...)

Martin Scorsese Exhibition to Close This Month at MoMI with Special Guests
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The exhibition, Martin Scorsese, devoted to the director's life, work, and passion for cinema, which opened on December 11, has attracted more than 50,000 visitors to the Museum's galleries and to the comprehensive retrospective of the director's work in its theaters. (more...)

Photo Flash: Provincetown TW Festival ANTONY & CLEOPATRA IN TURKEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

With six months to go until the annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival in September, Festival artists were hard at work 5,000 miles away. (more...)

Staircase Theatre to Present the World Premiere of THE HUNGER ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Staircase Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Scott Button's The Hunger Room, a dark thriller that'll have audiences on the edge of their seats. Directed by Stephen Heatley, The Hunger Room stars Evan Frayne, Raylene Harewood, Camille Legg, Joey Lesperance and Matt Reznek. (more...)

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