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The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

BWW CD Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and Riveting
by David Clarke - May 19, 2017

Inspired by a 70-page sliver of the sprawling 1215-page tome War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is an all-encompassing feat of musical theater. Now, Reprise Records has released the sterling and elaborate NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

South Florida Has Tony Award Ties
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, nominated for more Tony Awards than any other Broadway show this season, may use Tolstoy's "War and Peace" as its basis, but it also has roots in South Florida. (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Trail Across Broadway Into Winter 2018; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, announced today that a new block of tickets is now on sale through January 8, 2018. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Complete Cast Recording of NATAHSA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Vulture has today shared a first listen to the two-disc cast recording of Broadway's NATAHSA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Tony nominees Josh Groban and Denee Benton. (more...)

Photo: GREAT COMET's Lucas Steele Enjoys Visit from High School Chorus Teacher & Students
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Last week, Lucas Steele's Wyalusing, PA high school chorus teacher, Carol Madill brought over 100 students from the school's current chorus to see him perform in the hit Broadway musical NATASHA PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Blackfriars Rep and Storm Theatre to Stage World Premiere of DEATH COMES FOR THE WAR POETS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Death Comes for the War Poets, a dramatic verse tapestry by Joseph Pearce. The production, which will be performed June 9-24, 2017 at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture's Black Box Theater, is directed by Peter Dobbins. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDED Dramatically Exposes 'Eye in the Sky' at The Rep
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 8, 2017

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater's multi-award winning play Grounded, grounds a pregnant woman fighter pilot while also grounding the audiences in the intimate Stiemke Studio's compelling and complex production. George Brant's contemporary 2013 play demonstrates how drones have transformed both fighter pilots and the 'games of global war' because in the 21st century, drones hover over the skies of foreign countries similar to space ships in a violent video game. Either movement controlled by one person in a solitary cubicle or sitting in front of a tiny screen. Instead of B-15 bombers that fly into the blue manned by pilots, men and women, presently sit in front of huge screens sequestered in silence waiting and watching for any movement so drones may attack from across the world in the name of 'reducing the loss of human life.' (more...)

Celebration Theatre Celebrates New Works with Reading of ZERO FEET AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents as part of its New Works Reading Series, ZERO FEET AWAY by Brian Otano, directed by Brad Griffith and performing one night only on Tuesday, March 21 at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Scott Carter's The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, directed by Emily Scott Banks. Discord will run April 14-May 7, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Ian Ferguson as Thomas Jefferson, John-Michael Marrs as Charles Dickens, and Jeremy Schwartz as Count Leo Tolstoy. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban, Denee Benton & Dave Malloy Talk Broadway's 'GREAT COMET' on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

This week's CHARLIE ROSE on PBS featured a look at the Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the show's stars Josh Groban and Denee Benton and writer and composer Dave Malloy. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater to Stage World Premiere of ANNA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

On March 31, EgoPo presents Anna, a World Premiere adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. (more...)

Early Music Vancouver Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2017/18 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. (more...)

Josh Groban, Denee Benton and the Cast of 'GREAT COMET' to Headline Culture For One Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Josh Groban, Denee Benton, and the cast of the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will perform at Culture for One's Fifth Annual Benefit to further their mission to improve the lives and futures of New York City children living in foster care by providing them with access to the arts and cultural opportunities. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents the NY Debut of Scotland's National Dance Co., Scottish Ballet, 4/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to present the New York debut of Scotland's national dance company, Scottish Ballet, from April 11 – 16, featuring a mixed bill including the U.S. premieres of Motion of Displacement and Ten Poems. Tickets range from $10-$56 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

Maestro Valery Gergiev to Lead Munich Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

This April, Principal Conductor Valery Gergievconducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestrain two concerts at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Monday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra performs Ravel'sLa valse and Piano Concerto in G Major withPierre-Laurent Aimard, alongside Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, 'Eroica." This concert is being broadcast live on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR, and streamed onwqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr as part of the Carnegie Hall Live series. It will be heard later this year on radio stations across the country through the WFMT Radio Network. (more...)

Musicians of Lenox Hill Performs at the Temple Israel of the City of New York, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, April 27 at 8 PM, the Musicians of Lenox Hill, under the artistic direction of Soo-Kyung Park, will perform at the Temple Israel of the City of New York located at 112 East 75th Street in New York City. The program, entitled “From Mourning to Morning: Music of War and Peace” features Sibelius' Duo for Violin and Viola in C Major, Liszt's Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata for Solo Piano, Concertino for Flute, Viola and Piano by Bloch, and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op 13.  (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces ANNA by Brenna Geffers and the Anna Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On March 31, EgoPo presents Anna, a World Premiere adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Playwright and Director Brenna Geffers brings literature's greatest heroine to new life with the help of a wandering theater troupe armed with a collection of rickety antiques and instruments. They perform the story, set in the shifting landscape of Imperial Russia, to seek refuge from their own unsettling world. You are invited on their journey, and Anna's, as they travel together toward the story's unavoidable end. Anna previews March 29-30 and opens Friday, March 31. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, April 16. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Regional Premiere of THE ENCHANTED at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Described as '...a fascinating, absorbing adventure... full of grace and wit,' Jean Giraudoux's mercurial, magical meditation on life and death previews Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8, opens Today, February 9 at 7:30 pm and runs through Sunday, March 5. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GREAT COMET Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 9, 2017

On Thursday, February 9th, Broadway's Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 celebrated 100 performances at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. The whole cast was on hand to celebrate the occasion and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture it all. See photos from the backstage celebration below. (more...)

There's Still Time to Sing on the NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that though a waitlist is currently in place, the production is working on recording in a larger venue to accommodate as many fans as possible.  (more...)

Official: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Recording in the Works; Sign Up to Sing on the Album!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 invites fans to be a part of the upcoming original Broadway cast recording. (more...)

Vicky McClure to Star in Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's TOUCHED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

Regional Premiere of THE ENCHANTED at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Described as '...a fascinating, absorbing adventure... full of grace and wit,' Jean Giraudoux's mercurial, magical meditation on life and death previews Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8, opens Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm and runs through Sunday, March 5. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Madly In Love: The Blazing, Immersive Genius of THE GREAT COMET
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Feb 27, 2017

Valentine's Day came a tad late for this historical-theatre devotee, but there is no home for disdain in my heart after a day like February 18th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Austin (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Austin (more...)

Vicky McClure to Star in Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's TOUCHED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

Okieriete Onaodowan Will Host 'GREAT COMET' Night at W Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Come catch an exciting glimpse this Sunday, February 19th, 2017, of upcoming star of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as he joins his future cast members for an incredible night of song, acoustic music, and laughs. (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Welcome HAMILTON Star as Josh Groban's Summer Successor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning July 3, 2017, starring alongside Denée Benton as 'Natasha.' Click below to watch a fun video introducing the new star! (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Talks Immersive Audience Interaction in 'GREAT COMET OF 1812'
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Josh Groban spoke to Stephen Colbert about making his Broadway debut in the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

DVR Alert: Josh Groban & Cast of 'THE GREAT COMET' to Perform on GMA
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

BWW has learned that on Friday, April 14th,  Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET will give a live performance on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Be sure to set your DVR's. (more...)

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Releases Music Video for 'Sonya Alone'
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2017

See the brand-new music video for 'Sonya Alone' from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Brittain Ashford, who plays Sonya in the show, the video features one of the show's most tender moments as the actress sings the moving, act two ballad. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre in Support of St James' Church Piccadilly Passion Pit Theatre Presents THE DEVIL'S PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

"Within the next hour, our operatives will isolate, engage and capture or kill the notorious leader of the most extreme, dangerous and contagious ideology to emerge in the modern era … I refer, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Y'shua Bar-Yessuf - the man known, by way of shorthand to our operatives, as 'Jesus'." (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Timberlake Wertenbaker's WINTER HILL at the Octagon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Octagon Theatre Bolton has announced full casting for their forthcoming world premiere production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play Winter Hill. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Groban & Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Perform Live on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 stopped by NBC's 'Today' as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week.'  (more...)

BWW Review: Opera Superstar ANNA NETREBKO Dazzles in Canadian Debut
by Taylor Long - Apr 26, 2017

Anna Netrebko performed to an adoring sold-out audience at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre on Tuesday evening. Netrebko was joined by husband and Azerbaijani tenor, Yusif Eyvazov and renowned Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Led by Maestro Jader Bignamini, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra brilliantly accompanied the 'Trio Magnifico' through Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and more. Presented by Show One Productions, the evening was a remarkable presentation of some of opera's greatest hits, sung by three of opera's brightest stars. (more...)

VIDEO: Charmante! See the New Music Video for GREAT COMET's 'Charming'
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

See the brand-new music video from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Amber Gray, who plays Helene in the show, the video features the show's most villainous anthem, 'Charming.' (more...)

Photo Flash: WaterTower Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS, AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Scott Carter's The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, directed by Emily Scott Banks. (more...)

DVR Alert: Josh Groban & Cast of 'THE GREAT COMET' to Perform on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BWW has learned that today, April 14th,  Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET will give a live performance on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Be sure to set your DVR's. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Perform 2 Songs Live on GMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET performed 'Prologue' and 'Pierre' live on today's ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

VIDEO: 'GREAT COMET's Josh Groban Reveals How His Fat Suit Saved Him from Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET performed live on today's ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Prior to the performance, Groban chatted about the experience of making his Broadway debut in the musical. (more...)

THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Original Cast Recording Out 5/19; Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and Reprise Records will release an original Broadway cast recording, featuring Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha', May 19, 2017. (more...)

Liza Pulman Brings Streisand to the UK with LIZA SINGS STREISAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer & comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns in 2017 with her third solo show Liza Sings Streisand. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Nikita Burshteyn: Bay Area's Rising Star Sets Sights on Broadway  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Nikita Burshteyn, 22, is an award-winning actor who's making a name for himself in the San Francisco Bay Area, and not just because he's got a tricky name to pronounce. When he played Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at STAGE 1 Theater in Newark, Linda and Nick Hodges of BroadwayWorld.com raved: 'The show should be renamed 'Nikita Burshteyn Superstar.' The theater should be filled with talent agents waiting to give him an offer.' When he played Tony in 'West Side Story' at Broadway by the Bay in Redwood City, Joanne Engelhardt of the Palo Alto Daily News gushed: 'With Tom Cruise-good looks and an angelic voice, Burshteyn is the real deal.' And when he did his San Francisco cabaret act, 'Livin' Nikita Loca,' Richard Connema of Talkin' Broadway compared his 'full-throated voice and flawless phrasing' to Jonathan Groff's. (more...)

VIDEO: Lucas Steele Gets Personal with BC/EFA Speech After 'GREAT COMET'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Lucas Steele took a moment after a performance of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to give a touching speech encouraging donations to BC/EFA. See what he had to say below!  (more...)

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