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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Friday, May 5, 2017! The sound of muffled sniffles, pats on the back and mortarboards being thrown into the air will be reverberating throughout Nashville this weekend as commencement ceremonies get under way at Belmont University, Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University and Trevecca Nazarene University and thousands of newly minted graduates will begin to live life dramatically! Next week, we get to do it all over again as Vanderbilt University unleashes their grads upon society, so keep your eyes peeled for celebrating coeds and their hopeful/mournful parents! (more...)

2017 Tony Awards - The Nominees React - UPDATING LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld, and it's spreading! Follow us on BWW throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more! (more...)

42ND STREET Opens Friday 6/2 in Outdoor Greek Theatre - Bloomfield Hills
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook will close out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET. Come experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical will be performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

The Theater Project Brings Summer Theater Workshops to Union and Cranford
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After more than ten years in Cranford, The Theater Project is replicating its very popular young people's summer theater program in Union Township. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

SDC Appoints Faith Haines Kolb as Vice President, Biometric Operations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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BWW Interview: Kevin Barwell of the Actors Anonymous Theatre Company
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 20, 2017

BWW Interview: KEVIN BARWELL OF THE ACTORS ANONYMOUS THEATRE COMPANY (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children's Series presents a Funny and Zany Musical STONE IN THE ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children's Series presents a funny and zany musical Stone in the Road by Kristi Thielen. Performances at Hudson School Performance Space 601 Park Ave., Hoboken on: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11am and 1pm, Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11am and 1pm, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11am and 1pm, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 11am and 1pm, (8 performances - Show runs about 40 minutes) (more...)

BWW Review: WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Mar 13, 2017

Survival Of The Fittest (more...)

BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 9, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook closes out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET.   Experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical is performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

Guest Blog: Transcendence Theatre Company's Broadway Under The Stars!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Summer in Sonoma Valley has arrived, and here at Transcendence Theatre Company that means we are gearing up for our sixth season of Broadway Under the Stars! (more...)

BRIO Is Firing Up the Grill With 'The Art of Grilling' Special Menu Selections, Including Fish, Chicken, Steak and More, June 13-July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Grilling is a Tuscan tradition dating back hundreds of years, and preparing the ideal dish is an art to be admired. BRIO Tuscan Grille, which has perfected grilling, is pleased to offer "The Art of Grilling" two-course special menu for a limited time, Tuesday, June 13Sunday, July 23. The unique grilled dishes, featuring the highest quality ingredients and paired with one of BRIO's house-made desserts, are offered seven days a week during dinner. (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve's Production of FANTASTIC MR FOX Returns to London for Summer Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Curve and Lyric Hammersmith today announce that, following a successful UK tour, their production of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox will return for a second run at Lyric Hammersmith this summer.  The production, adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft, directed by Maria Aberg with original music by Arthur Darvill, runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 26 July to 20 August, after it completes its national tour.   (more...)

BWW Review: The World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 7, 2017

In their ongoing effort to support new works, the Bay Street Theatre kicks off their 26th main stage season with the World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's latest musical The Man In The Ceiling. Running through June 25th, this endearing production, directed by Tony winner Jeffrey Seller, boasts a stellar cast and creative team. And judging by the very enthusiastic, packed house opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Ruck Transacts 'War' with Brad Pitt
by Erica Miner - Jun 6, 2017

Alan Ruck's familiar sardonic grin is instantly recognizable among fans of feature films, TV series, and Broadway shows (more...)

Two Shows Left for Immersive Experience PSYCHOSICAL Asylum Cabaret at Three Clubs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This CRAZY immersive experience will take you on a entirely musical journey through the minds of 10 people living with different mental disorders, reminding us that we all experience connection with our own feeling 'crazy'. (more...)

Miami City Ballet Announces Dates For Social Events Of The Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Miami City Ballet and Nutcracker Magic Chairs Tina Carlo and Ana Codina Barlick are pleased to host this magical holiday experience, which begins with a magnificent brunch at the Four Seasons Grand Ballroom. (more...)

Maxamoo Releases January 2017 New York City Theater Festival Preview
by Maxamoo - Jan 4, 2017

It's our fourth year covering the January NYC theater festivals, the most Wonderful Time of year! Jack, Lydia, Jose and Lindsay tell us what they're most excited to see this month. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli is Bruce Graham's WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the NYC premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Bud Martin. (more...)

A Busy Weekend Announced at the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

'Out of Sterno' begins with meeting Dotty (Nora Thomas), the 23 year old heroine of the play. She is peppy and funny, and expresses her positive slant on everything in her very small world. She also lets us know that her husband, Hamel (Rafael Medina) won't let her leave their apartment, but that she is fine with that. She spends her days working on art projects and watching video recordings of the day she met her husband, 7 years earlier. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Megan Hilty, James Monroe Iglehart, Betsy Wolfe, Capathia Jenkins and More Will Take the Stage for New York Pops' 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

On October 27, 2017, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 35th season at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. (more...)

R&B Singer/Songwriter Beth Releases Her Debut Single 'Pillow Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Detroit's own R&B singer/songwriter, Beth, announces the release of her debut single, “Pillow Talk” on her Indie label, Anise Records. “Pillow Talk” is available now for download on all digital music platforms. (more...)

OUT OF STERNO by Deborah Zoe Laufer Comes to Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

'Out of Sterno' begins with meeting Dotty (Nora Thomas), the 23 year old heroine of the play. She is peppy and funny, and expresses her positive slant on everything in her very small world. She also lets us know that her husband, Hamel (Rafael Medina) won't let her leave their apartment, but that she is fine with that. She spends her days working on art projects and watching video recordings of the day she met her husband, 7 years earlier. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL Presented by CenterStage at The Jewish Community Center
by Taylor Clemons - Feb 3, 2017

Once again this classic (yes, I would say classic) musical fable has once again made it's way to Louisville, in a fine new production mounted by CenterStage with director John Leffert at the helm. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Embracing Indulgence Over the Holidays by Steph Wilberding of MARK FISHER FITNESS
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Dec 27, 2016

d be the most Wonderful Time of the year, I'm sure many of us have had the experience of looking back on December and saying, 'I completely lost my shit with food!' Then we immediately look at January as the time to restrict, deprive, and 'get back on the wagon.' (more...)

MANDT VR and Freeform Labs Join Forces to Bring 'Craftmas' to Steam
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

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BWW Review: The Re-Imagined Beauty of New Ohio Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Kristen Morale - Dec 23, 2016

Adapted by Matt Opatrny and directed/choreographed by Jessica Burr, the eleven-member troupe Blessed Unrest recently opened A Christmas Carol at the New Ohio Theatre. This "theatre for the adventurous" comprised of a diverse ensemble that brings new and bold productions to NY audiences, brings a unique and surprising experience to those expecting a traditional retelling of Dickens' novella. So saying, this is a tasteful yet eclectic and unique experience indeed; Opatrny and Burr prove that they understood the true essence of the original story while also showing that they clearly had a Wonderful Time bringing their creative vision to life. (more...)

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Light Up the Holiday Season at Morrison Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2016 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular at the Morrison Center today, December 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

WebMD Predicts Cold and Flu Symptoms to Rise During the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

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BWW Review: CHRISTMAS PROMS 2016 at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 17, 2016

This is an essential Christmas event for so many people, so make sure that you are amongst them. (more...)

A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR to Play the Warner Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

The music and magic of Motown will come to the Warner Theatre just in time to get you into the holiday spirit on December 17 at 7:30 pm.  The Motortown All-Stars and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Original Vandellas will be singing your favorite Motown hits of the era as well as holiday classics sung in that inimitable Motown style. So, "Get Ready"... it's the most Wonderful Time of the year and this will be both groups' only area appearance this holiday season.   (more...)

QNEK Productions to Continue 24th Season with IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

QNEK Productions continues the celebration of it's 24th Season by presenting the holiday classic, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry.  (more...)

McCarter to Present Handel's Messiah, Nutcracker Suite This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

On Today, December 16th McCarter Theatre Center will present two special holiday music events just in time for the most Wonderful Time of the year. At 7:30 p.m. in Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will present Handel's Messiah. At 8 p.m. in McCarter's Berlind Theatre, pianist Stewart Goodyear will perform his solo arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. (more...)

Walt Disney Records Releases ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walt Disney Records releases today the ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY soundtrack, which features score by Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer Michael Giacchino. (more...)

Susan Stroman to Helm New Musical Featuring Music of Alan Jay Lerner
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS) is joining forces with writer John Lahr to develop a new musical featuring the music of Broadway and Hollywood lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (more...)

Holiday Travelers Will Discover Magic This Season with Special Walt Disney World' Package from Orlando Marriott Hotels
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

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It's Time to Get Cheesy at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Sometimes it's simply better to be cheesy like if you're a nacho, quesadilla, enchilada, or especially if you want a free serving of queso dip at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina on December 16 th. That's when National Ugly Sweater Day comes to OTB and guests get a chance to share their most outrageous holiday sweaters over a good laugh, great food, and tasty drinks. The world may be celebrating National Ugly Sweater Day, but at OTB we think these sweaters are wellcheesy so we have renamed it Cheesy Sweater Day. (more...)

During Cybercriminals' Most Wonderful Time of Year, Varonis Offers Free Course on Personal Internet Security
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

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BWW Interview: Broadway at NOCCA Welcomes Gavin Creel
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 12, 2016

I'm so thrilled to say that on Thursday evening one of my biggest inspirations, Gavin Creel, along with Seth Rudetsky will be presenting a concert at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. I'm even more thrilled to say that I had the unique opportunity to hold him hostage on the phone for nearly half an hour to talk about his life, career, and some burning questions that I just had to have answered. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMA D's Christmas Stocking Returns for Holiday-Themed, Burlesque-Inspired fun at Playhouse on Park!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

We are the bow tied around your brightly wrapped present, the gleaming star atop your tannenbaum, the high note in your Jingle Bell Rock, and the surprise at the very bottom of your stocking. We are MAMA D'S Christmas Stocking, a celebration of all things sexy and bawdy in an evening of music, dance and comedy. Shows begin December 9 and run on selected dates to December 30. (more...)

Peterborough Players Wraps Up 2016 with SANTALAND and THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Santaland Diaries closes out its run this week as the first show in the Players Inaugural Winter Season. Christmas fans and Grinches alike will find the perfect cure for holiday madness in the side-splitting and irreverent The Santaland Diaries. Best-selling author David Sedaris chronicles his outlandish and truly misguided stint as "Crumpet" - one of Macy's Santaland elves. It's the most Wonderful Time of the year, if Crumpet can survive the bad Santas, naughty elves, cranky kids, and pushy parents. This brilliant behind-the-scenes send-up of everything we love and loathe about Christmas, illuminates the insanity of the holidays, and the resilience of the human spirit. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Omaha (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Russell Beale Talks Classical Music and THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by Marianka Swain - Apr 3, 2017

Alongside a lauded acting career - he will reprise his Prospero when the RSC's The Tempest comes to the Barbican this summer - Simon Russell Beale has retained his passion for classical music, through projects like BBC series Sacred Music. This Wednesday, he performs as the narrator for City of London Sinfonia's Closer: The Soldier's Tale - an intimate version of Stravinsky's parable, directed by Dame Janet Suzman at Shoreditch's Village Underground. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Omaha (more...)

Talking With...NICOLE VAN GIESEN About FUN HOME And Why It Matters So Much
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 17, 2017

During the 2017-18 season reveal gala at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall last week, Nicole Van Giesen, a member of the show's original Broadway cast, was on hand to perform 'Telephone Wire' from the score by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron. The response to the announcement that Fun Home will play Nashville October 10-15 was enthusiastic - some might even have called it 'thunderous' - and the audience filled with theater lovers rewarded Van Giesen with warm, generous applause. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Omaha (more...)

Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter At Universal Orlando Resort
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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Who Should Host the 2017 TONY AWARDS? BWW Shares Our Top 5 Picks
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 10, 2017

It's the most Wonderful Time of the year! Tony Award season is just around the corner, leading theater fans to speculate as to who will serve as host of this year's ceremony, returning to Radio City on June 11th. (more...)

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