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BAUDELAIRE IN A BOX Grand Finale Coming this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Theater Oobleck's "Baudelaire in a Box" project, a seven-year adaptation of Charles Baudelaire's scandalous 19th-century classic "Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil)" as an epic illustrated song cycle, culminates this summer with "Closed Casket: The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box." The 15-hour festival presentation of the complete cycle is timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Baudelaire's death. "Closed Casket" will be presented Aug. 4 to 6 at Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

The White House Website Goes Live in Spanish as LaCasaBlanca.com
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

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BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Ellen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT. (more...)

The Class of 2017-18: Florida Grand Opera Announces Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to welcome the singers who will make up the company's 2017-18 Young Artist Program. Twelve performers in all, chosen from the nearly 550 who applied, will arrive in early October to become an integral part of the seventy-seventh season of Florida Grand Opera, the state's longest continuously running performing arts institution. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Host National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's OUR LEADING LADIES Mother's Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh and the Emmy and Tony Award-winning David Hyde Pierce will be among those appearing in the Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Mother's Day gala concert, Our Leading Ladies, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world. (more...)

Yara Arts Group to Bring 1917-2017: TYCHNYA, ZHADAN & THE DOGS to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 9 to 25, La MaMa and Yara Arts Group will present '1917-2017 Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs,' a new theatre piece with poetry which examines what individuals do when a society crumbles. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

FAUST 3: THE TURD COMING, OR THE FART OF THE DEAL to Satirize Trump Fiasco Onstage This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

'Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal' by Paul David Young, a political satire of the Trump fiasco performed by an ensemble of four clowns, will have its world premiere June 11 to 26 in The Meeting Room of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, presented by Skylight Productions.  Augustus Heagerty directs. (more...)

Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp to Lead Nora Theatre's THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL FIFTIETH REUNION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Alan Brody's The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion from June 1 - July 2, 2017. The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, June 5 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Young Artists Say Goodbye with a Pair of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

'How strange the change from major to minor,' Cole Porter wrote in his classic song, 'Every Time We Say Goodbye.' On the weekend of May 20-21, Florida Grand Opera says goodbye to its current group of Young Artists with a special concert that puts each of them in the spotlight. The YA Final Sing, as it has come to be known, is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the end of FGO's season. It will be given in two different venues: (more...)

FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES, Glenn Close and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 22-May 28, featuring 'Four Generations of Miles' with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune, Glenn Close, Monday Michiru, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

YY Reports First Quarter 2017 Unaudited Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights, Series B!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

Casting Announced for ALLIGATORS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Andrew Keatley's Alligators, a Hampstead Downstairs Original. Directed by Simon Evans, this burning new thriller asks how well we actually know those closest to us and explores how shameful secrets, that we thought long buried, can come back to bite us. (more...)

Elizabeth Stahlmann to Star in GROUNDED at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2016 Lucille Lortel Award-winning play, "Grounded," a contemporary drama about a US Air Force fighter pilot who is grounded by an unexpected pregnancy, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from July 11 through July 29.  (more...)

Adam Langdon to Lead 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' National Tour at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Casting is set for the Los Angeles engagement of the National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" presented at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott ("War Horse"). "Curious Incident…" previews August 2, opens August 3 and continues through September 10, 2017. (more...)

Rorschach Theatre Announces Revival of NEVERWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Rorschach Theatre announces a revival of NEVERWHERE (2013), Robert Kauzlaric's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's modern cult classic about a man who stumbles upon adventure in a dangerous and magical world that exists below the streets of London.   (more...)

Rare Pieces, Reinvigorated Classics, New Works and More Set for Arcola Theatre's 2017 Grimeborn Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

See opera differently at Grimeborn. 'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) is back for its 11th year with 14 exciting productions at the Arcola Theatre. (more...)

Na Perone to Present New York Premiere of FASBUK This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Theatre is a powerful vehicle and it's even more powerful when it transcends languages and cultures. LightSwitch Entertainment (Melissa Edelblum and Gregory Davis) and Slovakian theatre company, Na Perone, present the New York premiere of FASBUK. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Single tickets go on sale Monday, July 10 at 10am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 63rd season. (more...)

ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER Will Get U.S. Premiere this Fall at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Bob Ost & Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, with generous support by Granite Hills Press and The Confucius Institute of San Diego University, are thrilled to announce that Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, will make its U.S. Premiere this fall. The production will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 performances, beginning Thursday, September 14 at TADA! Theater (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), with opening night scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. Performances will take place according to the following schedule: Thursdays & Friday at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents the Trans Theatre Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Brick is overjoyed to continue its celebrated annual trans theater festival to celebrate the stories, art, histories, and experiences of trans artists. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX Translations OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Ave's Cute ROMY AND MICHELE Isn't Lyrical or Catchy
by Jay Irwin - Jun 17, 2017

Take a silly yet beloved movie that breeds nostalgia in all who love it and turn it into a musical. It's the way of the world of musical theater anymore. Sure, we still get some original pieces but the safe money for producers is on the recognizable name. Sometimes it works and sometimes it crashes and burns. 'Legally Blonde' works, 'The Wedding Singer' kind of works, and 'Amelie' definitely did not. And now the latest to join the ranks of those movie Translations to musical theater is trying things out at the 5th Avenue Theatre. I am, of course, referring to 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, The Musical'. A cute and quirky little romp that has potential but needs some serious help before it falls into the 'it works' category. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year" Award: luminous Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Gary Beck Releases New Poetry Book VIRTUAL LIVING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Poet Gary Beck's new collection Virtual Living is a revealing glimpse of how our relationship with the world around us is an ever-evolving experience. (more...)

Virtual Living Gary Beck's New Poetry Book Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Poet Gary Beck's new collection Virtual Living is a revealing glimpse of how our relationship with the world around us is an ever-evolving experience. (more...)

Court Theatre presents Free Reading of BUFFALO HAIR at NEIU's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Stephen J. Albert. Executive Director, Court Theatre continues the Spotlight Reading Series, with a free, public reading of Buffalo Hair by Carlyle Brown and directed by Ron OJ Parson, at NEUI's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E Oakwood Boulevard, on Monday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Guest Blog: Farhana Sheikh Talks TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
by Guest Blog: Farhana Sheikh - Jul 8, 2017

Southwark, in south-east London, has been famous for stories since the 14th century - it's where The Canterbury Tales begin. Rather more recently it's been home to the London Bubble Theatre Company, where the art of storytelling is very much alive. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 7th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARKS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARKS, co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell, is set for Sunday! (more...)

Biblica Appoints New Area Executive Director For North America
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

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Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

BWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff Center
by Abby Rowold - Jul 18, 2017

The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group 1927, (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch. (more...)

Free Family Fun: COYOTE TAILS Comes to King County Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 14/48 Projects is headed back to Seattle parks once again this summer with Coyote Tails. Written by Zoey Cane Belyea with Consulting/Translations from Pilar O'Connell and directed by Emily Purington, this new play will be performed FREE in parks around Seattle starting July 15, 2017. (more...)

New Adaptation of 'DORIAN GRAY', World Premiere of PROMETHEUS BOUND Set for City Lit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

City Lit Theater's 38th season will embrace Chicago's first look in a century at an Irish classic, a rarely done Pulitzer winner performed by a non-traditional cast composed entirely of women over 55, a new adaptation by a three-time Jeff-winning adapter of one of the great 19th Century novels, setting its story in a new time and place; and theCity Lit debuts of both the world's first playwright and Chicago's most esteemed translator, retelling an ancient myth through a cast of human actors and life-sized puppets. (more...)

SOTTO VOCE, El Dia de los Muertos Celebrations and More Set for Teatro Paraguas' 14th Season in Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Teatro Paraguas has announced its 14th season of theatrical offerings in Santa Fe, which includes two contemporary Latinx dramas by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights (written and performed in English), two children's theatre productions, and our two annual community celebrations for El Dia de los Muertos and the winter holidays.  (more...)

July Events Announced at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The good times continue this month at Blue Note Hawaii with an eclectic lineup of local talent, national artists and side-splitting comedians. The Henry Kapono Artist to Artist Series continues with Malani Bilyeu of Kalapana, promising chicken-skin moments for all in attendance. Mike Lewis & Friends will share tributes to B.B. King, Etta James and contemporary soul singer Sade. Island Rhythm 98.5FM co-presents an unplugged pop-up show with Anuhea & Friends, followed by local greats Patrick Landeza & Kawika Kahiapo, a show with Duncan Kamakana & the Osorio 'Ohana, the Keauhou Band and of course the incomparable Willie K. The Blue Note Hawaii Comedy Series continues this month with Ahmed Ahmed and Rita Rudner, presented by Hawaii's Natural High. Donavon Frankenreiter is back by popular demand and new to the Blue Note are GRAMMY nominated jazz artists The Rippingtons. There won't be a dry eye in the house when an all-star lineup of local artists pay tribute to legendary jazz crooner Jimmy Borges. (more...)

PB POETRY FESTIVAL Names Coleman Barks as Special Guest Poet in Delray Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Susan Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, today announced that Coleman Barks would serve as Special Guest Poet at the 14th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, which will be held next January 15-20 at Old School Square in Delray Beach. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

Dog Days Theatre Continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY on 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright's stage adaptation of James M. Cain's titillating crime novel that inspired the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated film noir of the same name. Dog Days Theatre is a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, featuring two plays mounted in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, using professional actors, directors and designers from the community and around the country along with the talents of the Conservatory's graduate students. Directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory Director Greg Leaming and Jesse Jou,  DOUBLE INDEMNITY previews August 8 and 9, opens August 10 and runs through August 27.  (more...)

Edward Albee's AT HOME AT THE ZOO Coming to BTG's Unicorn Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, Edward Albee's (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?), At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story), directed by Eric Hill (BTG: The Homecoming, Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), and featuring David Adkins (BTG: Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie; BTG: The Homecoming) and Tara Franklin (BTG: The Homecoming, Lion in Winter, Equus). At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) runs from July 19 through August 26 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, July 22. (more...)

Air France Chooses Wordbee to Automate the Translation of All Their Websites
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

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