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Ocean State Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to announce that its sixth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the five-time Tony Award-winning musical, Titanic: The Musical. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Squares Announces 2017 Production of ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces its 2017 production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Tatty Hennessy, which tours to London's squares and parks from 21 June to 13 July, with a press night at Norland Square on 27 June.  The tour follows the company's successful inaugural production of Much Ado About Nothing in summer 2016 which was performed to sell-out audiences in nine squares across London. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Kick Off 40th Anniversary with THE NACIREMA SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 40th Anniversary Season audience choice, The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years, by Pearl Cleage and directed by Eileen J. Morris with Opening Night and media reception, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (more...)

Delores Miles Shares 'Never My Love'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Delores Miles, an educator and author, has completed her new book 'Never My Love': the sweet story of a once in a lifetime childhood love that stands the test of time. A love that evolves, 'Never My Love' tells the story of two young people committed to one another over time and the very notion of love itself. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE Completes CRT's Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice" to complete its Studio Works Series for the 2016-2017 season. Helene Kvale will direct. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre from March 23rd through April 2, 2017. For tickets and information please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Announces One-Week Extension for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????The Arden Theatre Company will extend the run of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM through April 15, 2017. The show was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 9th. Three 10am student performances and four public performances have been added. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory's EURYDICE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice" to complete its Studio Works Series for the 2016-2017 season. Helene Kvale will direct. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre from March 23rd through April 2, 2017. For tickets and information please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training caps its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare's whimsical classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, performed outdoors on the stunning grounds of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Directed by Jonathan Epstein, the production previews on Tuesday, April 11 at 8pm with a special 'Pay What You Can Performance,' offering tickets at whatever price patrons can afford when purchased the day of the performance, at a minimum of $3 per seat. The show officially opens on Wednesday, April 12 at 8pm, and runs through Saturday, April 29. Performances will run Tuesday through Saturday. (more...)

BWW Feature: Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre's GISELLE Dancers Offer Exclusive Girl Scout Experience
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 20, 2017

Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre, a pre-professional non-profit program sponsored by Arizona Dance Artistry, is scheduled to premier their spring production, GISELLE, this May. And although the dancers and teachers are engrossed in choreography, costumes and other production-related tasks, they're also working to share their passion with the local community and young girls who may have an interest in dance and storytelling through movement with a new program aimed towards Girl Scouts. (more...)

Harrisburg Shakespeare Company to Stage Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Company (HSC) is bringing its touring production of Romeo and Juliet to the Select Medical Mainstage at the New Gamut Theatre located at 15 N. 4th Street in downtown Harrisburg. (more...)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced seven of the nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Todd Kreidler's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Danai Gurira's Familiar, Kia Corthron's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Cherry Hill East High School RAGTIME:THE MUSICAL School Edition
by Pati Buehler - Mar 14, 2017

Surrounded by a barrage of local and regional media attention Cherry Hill East High School decides to "Make Them Hear You". (more...)

Lexie Roth Announces 'MOVE ME' EP + 'Hanging Around' Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Actress, musician and chef Lexie Roth has announced the release of MOVE ME, out March 31. Roth, who's acting career stands on legs of it's own, appeared alongside Jennifer Lawrence in Joy and will be featured in this Fall's Chappaquiddick (more...)

Maria Teresa Hamilton Shares LETTER OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

'Letter of Love': a tale of Young Love and war. 'Letter of Love' is the creation of published author, Maria Teresa Hamilton, survivor of the Civil War in El Salvador, wife, mother, and co-founder of a Christian College. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Media Theatre Presents ROMEO AND JULIET'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

'Romeo and Juliet' is a timeless story of Young Love which has been imitated in countless ways over the decades, even catapulted into the musical theatre stratosphere with 'West Side Story'.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage now through March 5, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression. (more...)

JFL NorthWest Adds Second Show for Trevor Noah at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

JFL NorthWest, taking place February 16 to 25 and presented in association with SiriusXM, has added a second performance for comedian Trevor Noah at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, February 23. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

John R. Strawhorn Releases OF LOVE AND LOYALTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

John R. Strawhorn has completed his new book 'Of Love and Loyalty': a tale of intrigue following Laura and Nathan as they navigate Young Love and learn what it means to fight for the things they want. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Hits Fundraising Goal for New Outdoor Home
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Santa Cruz Shakespeare has announced that it has completed its fundraising goal of $1.37 million for its new outdoor home in DeLaveaga Park: the Audrey Stanley Grove. The Grove's construction was funded with pledges and one-time donations from over 950 households in the Santa Cruz community and beyond. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the programming for the 2017-2018 season at the Boston Opera House, to begin in November. The 54th season will open with the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor's "forcefully resonant" Obsidian Tear (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times), a co-production with The Royal Ballet. (more...)

Austrian Producer Filous Releases New Single 'Goodbye' ft. Mat Kearney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

filous, the nineteen year old Austrian multi-instrumentalist who captured fans around the world last Winter with his updated reinterpretation of “Let It Snow”, now returns with “Goodbye” featuring highly-celebrated singer-songwriter Mat Kearney, which is available via Ultra Music on all digital platforms today. (more...)

YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Announces Full Cast and Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical by Eric Sirota, has announced full cast and creatives for its premiere run, to be presented by Theater for the New City March 2 to 19, 2017. (more...)

CCRI Players Present Swing Era ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

One of William Shakespeare's most enduring and iconic plays returns to the local stage as the Community College of Rhode Island Players perform Romeo and Juliet. This play which has become the quintessential story of Young Love will be presented at the Bobby Hackett Theatre, Knight Campus in Warwick on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 P.M., and on Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, at 2 P.M. (more...)

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
by Erica Miner - Feb 20, 2017

Any audience member would have left completely satiated after the delectable antipasto-to-pasticceria buffet (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents Four World Premieres In WINNING WORKS, 3/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world premieres in the seventh annual Winning Works program, the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Marries Tradition and Contemporary Opera
by Amy Bradley - Feb 14, 2017

Austin Opera's second show this season, THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT welcomes Marie (performed by Rachele Gilmore) and 1,500 adopted fathers known as the 21st Regiment. The Long Center's stage is vast, however the regiment is fabulously represented by a chorus of  30 men with sergeant Sulpice at the helm. In the mountains of Tyrolean, Marie's journey to happiness is a mixture of Annie Get Your Gun and My Fair Lady with a French twist. Marie is rough around the edges, understandable for any young woman raised by a regiment of soldiers. However, after she meets the charming Tonio (performed by Rene Barbera), her 'fathers' discover he is a member of the enemy and literally drag him away. Marie's heart is true, as she wants to keep her word to marry a member of the regiment ( we will put aside the fact that they are all her father), despite her Young Love and affection for Tonio.  (more...)

Elm Shakespeare Company Announces 22nd Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Elm Shakespeare Company announced today the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Parkproduction will be Shakespeare's beloved and iconic story of ill fated love, The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet.  In addition to the traditional summer performances the company will present a series of community-wide events throughout the year focusing on the plays relevance today. (more...)

MOR presents New Commissions on Europe's Roma People During the Holocaust
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents the world premieres of two newly commissioned works at its concert at Benaroya Hall's Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle on May 21, 2017 at 5 p.m., with a free pre-concert interview with the composer and choreographer at 4:15 p.m. Tickets: $30 - $45 available online at (more...)

BWW Feature: Vengeance Has a Face in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Morale - Feb 13, 2017

Cruel Intentions takes Choderlos de Lacios' eighteenth century novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and brings themes of incest, manipulation and vengeance to new heights. Substituting ex-lovers with rivaling siblings and married women with virgin ingenues, Kumble gave turn of the century audiences the story of Kathryn Merteuil and Sabastian Valmont, teen step-siblings and lovers who make sport of ruining people's lives. Cruel Intentions has left such an impression on the minds and hearts of people everywhere…especially people like Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces 2017 Summer Festival Productions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2017 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 7 and running through August at its new home in DeLaveaga Park. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Play Live Oak Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

A refreshing new take on a timeless classic. Enjoy the mirth as Jack and Algernon avoid the petty obligations of late Victorian society whilst pursuing the hands of Gwendolen and Cecily. Young Love must win out despite the objections of the imperious Lady Bracknell. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Zohra G. Salahuddin, M.D. Releases UPHILL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Many people dream of meeting someone and falling in love. But what if the love was never meant to be? (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

Next Stage Theatre Festival Opens in 3 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Opening January 4th and running until January 15th, the 2017 Next Stage Theatre Festival will be the festival's 10th birthday celebration. Audiences are invited to join the party! (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns with Spectacular New Designs
by Ronn Burton - Dec 15, 2016

Adapted and directed by artistic director Michael Baron, Lyric's A CHRISTMAS CAROL brings the beloved Christmas story to life with marvelous new designs to freshen up this holiday classic. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Rings in Christmas Spirit
by Katherine Waddell - Dec 12, 2016

The South Bend Civic Theatre recently opened their new show, It's a Wonderful Life, for the holiday season under the direction of Jewel Abram-Copenhaver. Being one of the most classic stories of all time, SBCT really put on all the bells and whistles to make this show a spectacular piece of Christmas theatre. There were a few details that were outstandingly done in this rendition of an ageless show; these few things really made SBCT's version of It's a Wonderful Life one of the better ones I've seen. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Barbican
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 7, 2017

In the Barbican's vast space, Cheek by Jowl presents their formidable, modern-dress take on Shakespeare's account of blind jealousy, suspicion, abandonment, loss, and Young Love. The company is back for the first time since their 2015 Measure for Measure, as part of a new global tour. (more...)

A Young Love and the Great War Collide Within a Dream in Stephen Massicotte's Play MARY'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Mary's Wedding, Stephen Massicotte's dream-centered love story set during World War One, opens in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio on April 21, with preview performances beginning April 15 and regular performances running through May 28. Brandon Woolley will direct this tender story, starring Lexi Lapp and Alex J. Gould in their company debuts. Lapp will play Mary, the English dreamer we meet on the eve of her wedding day, and "Flowers," a commanding officer in WWI. Gould will play Charlie, the Canadian farm boy turned soldier. (more...)

Midnight Releasing Rocks Out with TEENAGE GHOST PUNK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Midnight Releasing has announced today's Digital HD, Cable VOD and MOD debut of Teenage Ghost Punk. Writer-director Mike Cramer blends the traditional haunted house narrative with the universal themes of Young Love and teen angst, adding a healthy serving of rock and roll. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: Nik and Sarah's Cabaret: HOMEMADE FUSION at Club Vibe
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 24, 2017

This is musical theater at its most personal. Take a small venue, one pianist, and a handful of really talented local performers, toss them together for a fusion of fun. (more...)

Veteran Bluesman Blind Lemon Pledge Explores Americana on 'Backwoods Glance'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Blind Lemon Pledge (aka James Byfield) is taking a 'Backwoods Glance' with a new album that explores the Americana, Folk, and Country influences that are also an important part of his musical heritage. (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL, London Coliseum
by Nicky Sweetland - Apr 12, 2017

The English National Opera (ENO) have been criticised in recent years for their staging of musicals. The last two years have seen the company-whose home is the London Coliseum-score huge success with their adaptations of Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard (which starred Hollywood icon Glen Close) and in a recent interview with The Stage, Producer Michael Linnit claimed the ENO 'would not survive' were it not for the revenue generated by putting on more commercial musicals in the venue. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BLITHE SPIRIT, KISS ME KATE & More Set for Annapolis Shakespeare Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Founding Artistic Director Sally Boyett announced the Company's 2017-18 season! (more...)

BWW Review: LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS - Both the Title and the Play Itself Need To Be Halved
by Gil Kaan - Apr 10, 2017

The first act of the Skylight Theatre Company's world premiere of LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS presents a riveting, fast-paced, well-acted tale of Dee, a teenage girl experiencing the joys of Young Love and the pains and consequences of unexpected pregnancy. Corryn Cummins totally owns her role of Dee, effortlessly exhibiting Dee's very wide range of teenage emotions. Brava, Corryn Cummins! (more...)

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