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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Daughter Dances For Answers in Sergio Trujillo's ARRABAL
by Justin J. Sacramone - May 26, 2017

The foundation of ARRABAL builds upon Argentina's tumultuous past of decaying democracy and state-sponsored terrorism while focusing on a single family affected by this conflict. The family here is a captured guerrilla fighter-slash-father, a mourning Abuela, and daughter Arrabal on a quest for closure. Despite sounding overstuffed, the title character's undeveloped journey combined with a vague use of dense themes leads to a performance piece begging to be more. (more...)

The Illegal Eagles Return To Manchester As Part Of 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Often acclaimed as the World's Official No.1 Eagles Tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! Enjoy a night in the Fast Lane when the show comes to Manchester's Palace Theatre on Friday 9 June. (more...)

Patti LaBelle Wants To Play Dolly After Bette Midler
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Patti LaBelle wants her shot at Dolly Levi! In an interview with WWD.com she says she was offered the lead role for the current revival four years ago, but turned it down. (more...)

Peter Shaffer Expert to Speak at LETTICE AND LOVAGE Sunday Symposium at WCP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Alan Pally, an authority on Tony and Academy Award-winning British playwright Peter Shaffer ("Amadeus," "Equus"), will be guest speaker at the Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Shaffer's comedy "Lettice and Lovage."  (more...)

Hundreds of Singing Blokes Set to BRING IT TO BRISBANE to Honour WW1 Soldiers
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

It's just over a month before Brisbane welcomes the voices of over 500 boys and men from across Australia taking to the stage for Voices from the Trenches on Sunday 2 July 2017 in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall. (more...)

Savion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is thrilled to announce Tony Award-winner, Savion Glover's return to The Smith Center for their first annual benefit concert, From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest entertainers from across the world that will come together and pay Tribute to the greats who paved the way. (more...)

Lloyd Lovindeer to Headline 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Award-winning musical icon Lloyd Lovindeer headlines the list of performers slated to appear at the 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival to be held on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 12 noon. (more...)

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Join RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles. The celebration takes place Friday, April 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 14 (2 & 8 p.m.), 2018 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose). (more...)

Larry Gatlin Kicks-Off Summer Season at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Headlining the Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 is the classic country praise music of The Blackwood Quartet and the legendary Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (Concert tickets are $39-$69). This promises to be a night of pure western-styled gospel beauty with the Blackwood's favorite Christian melodies like How Great Thou Art, Put Your Hand In The Hand, The Light House, Amazing Grace, Peace In The Valley, and many other gospel classics. Western great Larry Gatlin (pictured above), the eldest of the three Gatlin Brothers and writer of all their greatest hits including All The Gold In California and Houston, holds some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. His showcase of gospel and Gatlin favorites will open the second set of music that night, following The Blackwood Quartet (pictured left). The duo of headliners will then come together in our stage lights for an extended encore of songs.  This special evening is being sponsored in-part by Lynn & Bruce Morgan and Sandra & David Barrett. (more...)

RAIN Celebrates Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary with Concert Salute
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

June 1 will mark the 50th anniversary release of The Beatles' iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and for the first time ever, (more...)

Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute Shares The Power of Movement with Millions
by Christina Pandolfi - May 25, 2017

It's May 8, 2017 and I'm sitting in the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts' quaint auditorium in Upper Manhattan, waiting for the students to take the stage. As part of the celebrated Art Nest series, this evening's mixed medium program centers on the loneliest woman in mythology: Medusa. But as the audience quiets for NDI Founder Jacques d'Amboise's speech, it is exactly the opposite feelings of community and togetherness that drum up pure joy. (more...)

London Writers' Week Announces 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

London Writers' Week has announced details of its 2017 programme, whose theme will be Digital Media and Cross Platform work. London Writers' Week 2017 will take place from 4th - 9th July 2017. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Rebecca Russo - May 25, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

Majestic Theater Announces New 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater hopes to "rock your world" of entertainment with its 2017-2018 Celebrity Season. "Every year I try to book a line-up of shows featuring popular headliners, as well as introducing the stars of tomorrow," said Jeffrey W. Gabel, the Majestic's Founding Executive Director. (more...)

Bela Fleck, The Wood Brothers & More Among 2nd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival Initial Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival taking place Thursday, October 12th, 2017 through Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. (more...)

The Kennedy Center's JFK Centennial Celebration to Feature Brian Dennehy, Christopher Jackson, Taylor Mac, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

With its JFK Centennial Celebration, The Kennedy Center honors exactly 100 years since the birth of its namesake with a special afternoon of readings, performances, and rare video footage featuring a star-studded roster of talent from theworlds of music, theater, dance, and TV/film on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Compton Hospice Charity Concert to be Held at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre officially announce that Jeremy Hobbs for Compton Hospice will produce and direct ETHOS - THE BEST OF TIMES, a night of theatre as a fitting Tribute to Compton Hospice on its 35th anniversary on Saturday 15 July. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 25th, 2017 - THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The new musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR bows tonight at Abingdon! (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (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...)

Ron Pope: Billboard Premieres 'Bad For Your Health' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Billboard is premiering Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope's new video for the track “Bad For Your Health.” Read their interview with him [HERE] and watch/share the video [HERE]. (more...)

Project1VOICE presents Benefit Staged Reading of YELLOWMAN by Dael Olandersmith
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Project1VOICE One Play One Day 2017 is set, with over 40 theater companies and organizations participating to celebrate the American theater and present staged readings of Yellowman--the 2002 Pulitzer-Prize finalist for Drama by Dael Olandersmith--on Monday, June 19, 2017, (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Perform Tribute to The Venture Brothers Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Doctor Jonas Venture has used Grover Cleveland's Presidential Time Machine to go forward in time to check out how his son, Doctor (Rusty) Thaddeus Venture, has progressed with the family legacy, only to discover that Rusty has shot it all to hell! (more...)

Media Theatre Presents ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'Always, Patsy Cline' is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern. Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (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...)

Centenary Stage Company presents SUMMER JAMFEST, DRIVE: A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's annual Summer Jamfest series returns to the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm with the timeless music of Drive: A Tribute to the Cars.  (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company, the West Valley's 'New Works Incubator' announces their 10th season, and it is chock full of world premieres. (more...)

Award Winning Guitarist Brian Tarquin to Release ORLANDO IN HEAVEN in Support of Pulse Nightclub Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Multi-Emmy award winning guitarist/producer/composer Brian Tarquin presents “Orlando In Heaven”; a very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida! (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)

Czech Artists to Offer Diverse Programme of Culture at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Beyond
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Since 2008, the Czech Centre have been committed to bringing the best of Czech live performance to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; in 2017, they will be creating further partnerships and deeper relationships with Scottish art organisations through a whole season of exhibitions and live art. (more...)

Mercury Marks 70 Years of Rock Legend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Join thousands of fans around the UK in 2017 to celebrate 70 years of Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest recording artists of the twentieth century. (more...)

Grammy -Winning Little Big Town & Washington State's Browne Family Vineyards Debut 4 Cellars
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

For Grammy Award-winning Little Big Town, life is about the journey and the people they meet along the way. (more...)

Leon Else Releases Lyric Video for New Single 'What I Won't Do'
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

British singer, songwriter, and musician Leon Else releases the lyric video for his new single, “What I Won't Do” today. (more...)

Re-Staging of Fosse's 'I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man' & More Set for Steps on Broadway Conservatory Show
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, will complete the Conservatory spring semester with a bi-annual performance on June 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre to Kick Off with FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre kicks off its Forty-Fifth season with a 1950s flair.  For eight performances only June 10-25, Cockpit will present its first musical Forever Plaid. (more...)

BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!
by Tory Gates - May 24, 2017

'Smoke from campfires, incense, tobacco and fried foods, along with farm-filtered air set us up for a series of performers that brought voices, songs and what someone once referred to as 'high profile' musicianship.' (more...)

Bang on a Can to Celebrate Summer at Lincoln Center Festival, MASS MoCA and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Bang on a Can celebrates summer 2017, and continues its 30th anniversary landmark season, by showcasing the breadth of its adventurous curatorial vision with concerts June-September at three visual art institutions -The Noguchi Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York City, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA - plus a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Lincoln Center Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 18: Josh Groban Pays Tribute to Fallen Stars
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Bring Intimate Evening of Song to Aurora's Paramount Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

No matter if she's a good witch on Broadway, a sassy press secretary on TV or a show-stopping singer on stage, Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth is always absolutely mesmerizing. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

'SWINGING WITH SINATRA' to Benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation at UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

'Swinging with Sinatra, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack' event will take place at 8:00 p.m. on June 3, 2017 at Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065. All profits from the event will be donated to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation. (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...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays Tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Return to Joe's Pub for 'CLOSE TO YOU' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Friday, September 29 at 9:30 PM and Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

MARCUS CENTER-LIVE at Peck Pavilion Returns this Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Live @ Peck Pavilion and Peck Flicks returns to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds this summer. The season will run from July 6 through August 26 and each day of the series will have a different program focus. This year, Optimist Theatre: Shakespeare in the Park will join the line up on July 6-9, July 13-16 and July 20-22 at 8 pm with a performance on July 18 at 12 pm and they will present Much Ado About Nothing.  All the events in Peck Pavilion will all be free and open to the public. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Surpasses Matching Challenge to Secure Education Funding
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has successfully raised $47,000 over the last month during performances of 'My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend,' barreling past its goal of $35,000 which is being matched dollar-for-dollar by two anonymous donors. The campaign brings $82,000 in vital funds to the company's education programs. It is the largest matching challenge grant in MRT's history, and its success is a major milestone for the 38-year-old theatre company. (more...)

European Literature Night to Land at Bohemian National Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

European Literature Night (ELN) comes to Bohemian National Hall in New York City on June 2 from 7-10pm, with actors performing a curated selection of passages from fifteen exceptional literary works of fiction and poetry from across the European continent. The selected books will be available in a book fair along with other international titles. (more...)

The Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

They're back - and they're shedding all inhibitions to kick off San Francisco Pride!  Following a sold-out engagement this past December, the "musically thrilling," award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies - featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley-return to American Conservatory Theater for a special three-performance engagement of their all-new show, The Skivvies: Pride Rock, featuring eclectic covers, wacky mash-ups and eccentric originals. (more...)

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