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Lani Harms, Sarah Nedwek to Reunite at The PIT Loft Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Comedians Lani Harms and Sarah Nedwek will perform their hilarious solo comedies, The Britney Network and The Immaculate Deception for two shows only Feb. 2 and Feb. 5 at The PIT Loft. (more...)

Soprano Aimee Marcoux-Spurlock's Kurt Weill Concert to Feature Rare Selections
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Aimée Marcoux-Spurlock is poised to knock Kurt Weill fans dead at the Metropolitan Room Friday night at 9:30 in a special concert which includes some of Weill's rarest songs. The singer-actress will perform music Weill wrote with Maurice Magre, as well as a rarely sung song Weill wrote with Alan J. Lerner. (more...)

BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!
by Maggie Yates - Jan 27, 2017

Last year, Santa Barbara theatrical artists presented projects ranging from kitschy, hilarious renderings of cult-classics to sweeping epics that inspired the community to #SeeMoreTheatre. Your click-votes have been processed! Santa Barbara audiences loved Heathers: The Musical, Out of the Box's irreverent teen-angst murder musical, and Death of Kings, Irwin Appel's comprehensive showcase of Shakespeare's history canon that utilized all the performance and production talent UCSB has to offer. (more...)

We Are X: Soundtrack to Critically Acclaimed Music Documentary Due Out 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The soundtrack for the film WE ARE X--the critically acclaimed music documentary about X JAPAN--will be released worldwide on March 3, 2017 via Sony Music's Legacy Recordings (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Playwright David Ives Set for Next Episode of THEATER TALK on Thirteen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

On this week's THEATER TALK, writer David Ives, whose new play The Liar is now at NYC's Classic Stage Company through Feb. 26, proves to be a fascinating conversationalist (more...)

Circle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for David Ives' VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Circle Theatre is proud to announce the full cast/creative team for David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, February 18 - March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. Previews areSaturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Press are invited to attend Monday, Feb. 20 or Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Industry Nights are Mondays: February 27, March 6 and March 13 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available at CircleTheatreChicago.org. (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

JAG Productions Explores Race & Heritage at JAGFEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGFest, an annual festival that showcases and celebrates new plays by emerging playwrights of color. Presented February 24 - 27 at various venues in Woodstock & Pomfret, VT, the weekend-long festival of play readings and lectures celebrates and explores diverse, new voices in American theater. JAGFest will include four staged readings over the course of four days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For LIMEHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for playwright Steve Waters' searing new drama Limehouse. The play imagines what happened when the 'Gang of Four' met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP. (more...)

All Aboard The Washington Stage Guild's LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild continues its 30th anniversary season with a pearl of a romantic comedy, Arlene Hutton's charming LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC. On the train carrying F. Scott Fitzgerald's and Nathaniel West's coffins across the country, a young couple, each returning home from unexpected disappointment, begins a journey to life together that takes several detours, in this WWII-era story of thwarted dreams that lead to unexpected opportunities.  (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS Tickets On Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! , is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Dengue Fever Announce Deluxe Reissue Campaign for Out-of-Print Catalog
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Los Angeles based Cambodian and American rock band DENGUE FEVER (www.denguefevermusic.com), announced today that they are set to begin a deluxe reissue campaign to release the band's long out-of-print back catalog (more...)

Ari Axelrod in TAKING THE WHEEL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ari Axelrod in Taking the Wheel on March 10th, 2017. Featuring the music of Cole Porter to Carole King, Leonard Bernstein to John Bucchino, Ari Axelrod's Taking the Wheel 'unfailingly engaging and intelligent' (KDHX St. Louis) story of one Jewish man, happily a passenger in life's normal journey, who is thrust into the driver's seat when he encounters unforeseen twists and turns. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre to present World Premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the sixth and final show of their 2017/18 season "Into the Beautiful North." This world premiere, one of the National New Play Network's rolling world premieres, was written by Karen Zacarias ("The Book Club Play," "Just Like Us") and will be directed by San Diego REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse. "Into the Beautiful North" begins on Thursday, March 30, 2017 and plays through Sunday, April 23, 2017 with an opening night on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art Exhibits Post-War and Contemporary Artists, 2/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art will exhibit a significant body of work by internationally renowned Post-War and Contemporary artists at Art Palm Springs, February 16-19, 2017 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. http://novakart.com/exhibitions-2/art-palm-springs-2017/. Artists include Sam Francis, Jim Dine, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn, Roy Lichtenstein, Julian Opie, Paul Jenkins, Howard Hodgkin, Jean Dubuffet, John Baeder, Robert Cottingham, and Wayne Thiebaud. (more...)

Announcing Opera Grand Rapids Artistic Director!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Opera Grand Rapid has just announced that internationally-revered conductor and  arts administrator Maestro James Meena joins Opera Grand Rapids as Artistic Director. Maestro Meena will head programming and educational initiatives beginning in the upcoming 2017-2018 season, the same season Opera Grand Rapids celebrates its 50-year legacy. (more...)

Best Date Night In Greenville: MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Centre Stage will be a stop on the national tour of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus - LIVE! The Off-Broadway hit comedy is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.  (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Announces Digital, Student Rush Policies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In light of its first performance, LINDA has announced its Digital Rush and Student Rush policies. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck Headlines 4th Wall Theatre's Inaugural Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads:  Women's Voices.  Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event.  The five plays, which are new to Houston audiences and range from insightful comedies to hard-hitting dramas, will be read twice over the 10-day festival with each reading to be followed by moderated talk-backs.  All general admission tickets are Pay What You Can, with a limited number of reserved seats available for advance purchase.   (more...)

FEC and its Consortium Partners Completed Acquisition of Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort at the Gold Coast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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Theresa Rebeck to Headline 4th Wall Theatre's 'WOMEN'S VOICES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices. Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Set for Arkansas Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of Venus IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

Dance/NYC Announces Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Dance/NYC is pleased to announce recipients of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund (DDA Fund): AXIS Dance Company, Oakland, California; Jess Curtis/Gravity, San Francisco, California; Dancing Wheels Company and School, Cleveland, Ohio; Full Radius Dance, Atlanta, Georgia; Kinetic Light, Los Altos, California; and Heidi Latsky Dance, New York, New York. (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Announces Workshops Led By Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting announces its 2017 live online workshop programme, and for the first time offers three international workshops from Australia, India and New York. These free workshops, led by celebrated writers including Suzan-Lori Parks, are freely available online and offer budding playwrights, and potential prize winners, the chance to develop their craft with the advice of these leading professionals. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens the Topical and Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre continues its 2016/2017 Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series with the gripping Disgraced in the Tell Studio Theatre. The Ayad Akhtar drama runs through March 12 with #FridayNightConversations after each Friday Night performance. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Open VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Sexy. Smart. Enticing. One of America's greatest living comedy writers, David Ives has crafted a cheeky, sometimes sultry, and always enticing play within a play. The character of Thomas Novacheck has searched high and low for a woman fit for the lead role in the play he has written. As the audition unfolds on stage, we begin to question: who is really auditioning whom? Don't miss this Tony award-nominated play! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at VENUS IN FUR, Opening Tonight at Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Circle Theatre presents David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, now through March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. The production opens tonight, February 20, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

SIMPLY FEMININE by Morgan Wonderly is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Morgan Wonderly has uncovered in her new book, Simply Feminine: Surprising Insights from Men, timeless truths about femininity that have been buried under years of political correctness. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God by Robert Askins on March 31-April 30.  Directed by Matt Pfeiffer with Robert Smythe as puppet designer and puppet movement director, the all-Philadelphia cast features Grace Gonglewski, Alex Keiper, Aubie Merrylees, Matteo Scammell, and William Zielinski. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three presents PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amadeo Fusca in MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Broadway In Chicago presents MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM Venus LIVE!, based on the best-selling book by John Gray, starring Amadeo Fusca, playing Chicago for a limited three-week engagement now through March 5, 2017. Scroll down for a look at Fusca in action! (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Review: York's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Tells How A Refugee Made Good In America
by Michael Dale - Feb 14, 2017

When Nazis began publicly burning copies of his latest musical theatre piece, composer Kurt Weill took it as a hint that he might be better off sailing to America and writing for Broadway. (more...)

Jess McLeod Named Goodman Theatre's 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces Jess McLeod as the recipient of the 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellowship for Chicago-based directors.  (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Out 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Garland Jeffreys' highly anticipated new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is set for April 28 release on Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. (more...)

Dengue Fever Comes to Brooklyn Bowl with Tinariwen in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Los Angeles based Cambodian and American rock band DENGUE FEVER (www.denguefevermusic.com), today confirmed additional headline dates to their month-long Spring North American tour. Dengue Fever will be on tour with the Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians Tinariwen from March 30 until April 21.  (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GHOST SONATA Haunts at Classical Theatre Company
by Gary Laird - Feb 11, 2017

After two hours, plus intermission, I left the theater feeling as though I had just attended a concert superbly played by an orchestra of virtuoso performers and conducted by a maestro. (more...)

ESPN's Coverage of Australian Open Men's Championship is Most-Watched in 13 Years
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

ESPN's audience for both the Women's and Men's Championships at the Australian Open – where all-time legends were on both sides of the net – was the largest since each event moved to a 3 a.m. ET time slot from prime time (2005 for the men, 2009 for the women). (more...)

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