State Theatre Company Welcomes Elena Carapetis as 2017 Resident Artist
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

State Theatre Company announced Elena Carapetis as the incoming Resident Artist in 2017. Elena Carapetis will take over the reins from the Company's existing Resident Director Nescha Jelk who will complete her second and nal contract with State Theatre Company at the end of 2016. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: High Energy BOWIE & QUEEN at The Washington Ballet
by Pamela Roberts - May 9, 2016

Like the musical icons who inspired the work, The Washington Ballet's program BOWIE & QUEEN toys with the art form - respectful of classical roots yet pushing forward. The pieces innovate, celebrate and they have fun. While BOWIE & QUEEN is full of heart and poetry, the irreverent and humorous moments remind us all to lighten up and enjoy. (more...)

2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce the 2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Oh, To Be Abducted from This SERAGLIO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - May 4, 2016

I wonder whether James Levine imagined that Mozart's DIE ENFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL (THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO) would be his swan song as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera. I think he might have chosen better. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 5 performances of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, a masterful reinvigoration of Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT now plays through May 22nd (added performances: Tuesday, May 17, 7pm; Thursday, May 19, 8pm; Friday, May 20, 8pm; Saturday, May 21, 8pm; Sunday, May 22, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Jessica DiGiovanni
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jessica DiGiovanni, who stars as 'Carol' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo, comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery.  (more...)

New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York City Opera General Director Michael Capasso today announced the 2016-17 season of City Opera, a full season of new productions, concerts, and presentations for the "people's opera." New York City Opera will offer five operas (including a double bill) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater; two chamber operas, including a Spanish baroque work at Harlem Stage as part of its O?pera en Espan?ol series, and New York City Opera Concerts at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera and concert. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Nick Blaemire, Jessica Vosk & More to Lead Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your American dream? Must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity? These are the questions at the center of The New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach. The cast features Genny Lis Padilla (On Your Feet, In The Heights), Nick Blaemire (Godspell, The SpongeBob Musical), Jessica Vosk (Fiddler, Finding Neverland), Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, Wicked) Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Little Shop) Wally Dunn (West Side Story, All Shook Up), Diomargy Nuñez (Frida Liberada) and Jon Rua (Hamilton). (more...)

What Morley Safer Got Right About Contemporary Art
by Barry Kostrinsky - May 23, 2016

It was odd watching the pre-memorial segment on 60 minutes a week ago about a soon to die Morley Safe. It felt like a Monty Python sketch and I expected Morley to blurt out, " I'm not dead yet." (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

Adele, Drake Among Nominees for the 2016 BET AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIA.B), today announced the nominations for the 2016 'BET Awards,' taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26. (more...)

BWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to Life
by Jason Carlos - May 2, 2016

Canadian Stage's 2015/2016 season comes to a close with the world premiere of two plays by acclaimed Governor General's Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill. The work is a collaboration with Canadian Stage and the Department of Theatre at York University which presents a bold double bill that combines a vivacious take on Renaissance art history and a gripping adaptation of a biblical tale. BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM are directed by Matjash Mrozewki and Estelle Shook respectively, both 2015 graduates of York University's MFA Program in Theatre - Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage. Starring Salvatore Antonio, Valerie Buhagiar, Nicola Correia-Damude, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Christopher Morris and Alon Nashman, the double bill is an outstanding showcase of a bright theatrical vision brought to life with an outstanding creative team. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre to Present New Chamber Version of GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL June 8 through June 25. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 18, 2016

Not often are we treated to a brand new musical theatre piece created by three local legends and acted by a dream cast of eight popular local performers. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS is a rare treat on all counts. We get to hear directly from the creator and composer, Chan Poling, in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Bisset, Orthwein, Goldhuber and Williams Set for West End Theater's 'Soaking Wet' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The intimate and friendly West End Theater will once again play host to the Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, May 19-22, two performances, two different programs daily. The early performances will be shared by Joshua Bisset/Shuagroup and Katy Orthwein; the later shows will feature the ensembles of Larry Goldhuber and Christopher Williams. (more...)

Andrew Jannetti & Jessica Lewiis to Perform at University Settlement, 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Andrew Jannetti and his young protégé Jessica Lewis have joined forces to create a weekend of dance at University Settlement, June 17-19, presenting two world premieres and a work by guest choreographer Kriota Willberg.  June 17-19 at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY and COST OF LIVING Added to MTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2016-2017 season: The Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the New York Premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director. Cost of Living will have its World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Nikos Stage from June 29 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

Anais Chalendard Set for Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ANAIS CHALENDARD will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive from June 6-8, 2016 in Allen, Texas. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Present VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Pittsburgh Public Theater presents the Pittsburgh premiere of David Ives' Broadway hit, Venus in Fur. Directed by Jesse Berger, Artistic Director of New York's Red Bull Theater, Venus in Fur runs June 2 - 26, 2016 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. (more...)

L'Orient rencontre l'Occident : l'innovation est bien vivante au salon CES Asia 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets 9th Annual ANT Fest Lineup, Kicking Off 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, is pleased to announce the line-up for its 9th Annual ANT Fest, which features new work from 42 trail-blazing artists over a four-week festival, June 6-30. This celebration of new, independent live entertainment is a prime destination for an eclectic mix of brand new shows from some of the most intrepid, adventurous artists in New York City. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

STRAIGHT FROM CUBA: A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE Exhibition to Open This Spring at Lois Lambert Gallery
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Last year's widely acclaimed 'Straight from Cuba' exhibition at the Lois Lambert Gallery showcased three male Cuban artists. Beginning May 14th, and continuing through July 10th, the Gallery will present a follow-up exhibition including the works of six female Cuban artists titled 'Straight from Cuba: A Woman's Perspective.' (more...)

Tony-Award Nominee & Emmy Award-Winner Liz Callaway Makes San Diego Debut at Martinis Above Fourth on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, in association with Chris Isaacson Presents, is thrilled to present Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway as she makes her San Diego debut at MA4 to celebrate the West Coast release of her latest CD, The Essential Liz Callaway, on Tuesday, May 10 at 8PM. (more...)

Head to Chelsea Tomorrow for The Midwest Literary Walk
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Midwest Literary Walk is the annual Spring afternoon event in downtown Chelsea, MI celebrating the power of books, authors, literature and poetry in everyday life.  This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm in Chelsea, MI. (more...)

Liz Callaway Set for Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Musical Concert Series
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is pleased to present the sensational Broadway icon LIZ CALLAWAY in her stellar cabaret act as the third offering in the annual Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. A Tony® Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, LIZ CALLAWAY's cabaret features her favorite Broadway show tunes, songs from movie musicals and pop hits from the 1960s. Having performed to rave reviews at venues from New York's Rainbow & Stars and Metropolitan Room, to the Donmar Warehouse in London, LIZ CALLAWAY brings her crystal-clear Broadway belt to Ventura for three performances only, Saturday,May 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Celebrate New 'ESSENTIAL' Album in LA and San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the engagement for Liz Callaway: THE ESSENTIAL LIZ CALLAWAY, coming to the Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Bl, Hollywood, Calif., for an exclusive, one-night-only engagement on May 9 at 8:30 PM, celebrating the West Coast release of her newest CD. (more...)

John Perkins of THE NEW CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN to Present Book Signing, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary presents John Perkins, former economist and author of 'Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,' which remained on the NY Times bestseller list for 73 weeks. Since its release in 2004, the book has sold more than 1.25 million copies worldwide and been translated into 32 languages. Perkins will be in Chicago on May 6th for a book signing and lecture of the follow-up to his bestseller, 'The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man' at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells in River North. (more...)

New REELZ Original Series 'NATIONAL ENQUIRER INVESTIGATES Premieres 5/28
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

REELZ today announced that its new original documentary series National Enquirer Investigates will premiere Saturday, May 28, at 9pm ET/PT (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

BWW Previews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is gettin' it at Virginia Musical Theatre
by Emel Ertugrul - Apr 22, 2016

BWW Previews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is gettin' it at Virginia Musical Theatre (more...)

Syracuse University's Department of Drama to Wrap Season with A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama concludes its 2015-2016 season with David Ives' new version of French playwright Georges Feydeau's bedroom farce A Flea in Her Ear. Directed by Stephen Cross, this production runs May 6-14 at the Storch Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. The opening night performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Lifetime Announces 2016-17 Development Slate Including Projects from Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Lifetime announced today a bold new programming slate and a new multi-platform initiative dedicated to growing the network's leadership position as the ultimate destination for women's entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: FIGHTING SHADOWS - An L.A. Story of Love and Redemption
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 20, 2016

We tell a lot of stories in the theatre. Here in Los Angeles, however, we don't often tell stories that are authentically home-grown. FIGHTING SHADOWS is that rare exception, a deeply personal story of a Mexican-American boy who grew up in east L.A., survived abuse, gangs, prison, and drugs, ultimately overcoming every bad card dealt him. It is an important story and an especially meaningful one told with unflinching honesty and hard-won humility. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Begins Performances Next Month at Heath Ledger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Black Swan State Theatre Company are proud to present the WA Premiere of one of the most successful plays of the modern era,  Angels in America, Part I Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner in the Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 19 June 2016. (more...)

Drag, Shakespeare and More Slated for CoHo's Summerfest 2016; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

CoHo has announced its Summerfest 2016 lineup. Four shows in four weekends will feature an unknown drag legend, a masked Shakespearean fanfic, an acrobatic Downton Abbey, and laughable panic attacks. (more...)

Jim Schubin and Brian Vu Win Top Prizes in 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Jim Schubin of Plainsboro, NJ, and Brian Vu of Los Angeles, both earned top prizes in the 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 16, 2016 in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents "Rapture, Blister, Burn," the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist hit comedy from "House of Cards" writer Gina Gionfriddo, for its sixth and final show of the 40th anniversary season. REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse directs this play that the New York Times calls "intensely smart and immensely funny," and has been called "a smart, funny, and lightning-paced look at feminism" by New York Daily News. The show's run begins on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and plays through Sunday, May 15, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Gabriel Ebert, Michael Urie & More Set for The Acting Company's Reading of Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Acting Company will continue its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy An Ideal Husband on Monday, April 18th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. The performance is sold out. For waitlist information, call (212) 258-3111 or visit www.theactingcompany.org.  (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

Rendah Heywood Joins Delphi Harrington and More in Rising Circle's THIS TIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Inspired by the memoirs of a Muslim woman who fought for her independence at a turning point in Egypt's modern history, THIS TIME is a lush new play about regret, romance, and familial responsibility. (more...)

Signature Theatre's New Season Will Include Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Will Eno, Annie Baker & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) just announced the 2016-17 Season at the company's Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Signature is proud to continue the groundbreakingSignature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, its one-of-a-kind commitment to providing subsidized, affordable tickets to every seat at every performance during a production's regular run. All tickets will be $30 for the 2016-17 Season and for the next 5 years. (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Trip of Love, the 1960's pop music spectacular,will celebrate its 200th performance this Tuesday, April 12 at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd Street). Since opening night on October 18 2015, audiences have taken in... (more...)

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