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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
Atlanta's Capitol City Opera Company To Present LA TRAVIATA Atlanta's Capitol City Opera Company To Present LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Atlanta

Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) will present Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata on Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are available online at CCITYOPERA.org. (more...)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Join Broadway In Atlanta's Upcoming Season DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Join Broadway In Atlanta's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Atlanta

Sensational seven-show season includes DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Disney's ALADDIN, WAITRESS, COME FROM AWAY, SCHOOL OF ROCK - The Musical, CATS and IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ONTARIO WAS HERE Photo Flash: First Look at ONTARIO WAS HERE
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Atlanta

To celebrate the season of the heart, audiences are invited to the Aurora Theatre stage for the emotional drama, Ontario Was Here, from February 10 - March 4, 2018. This world premiere, by award-winning playwright Darren Canady, weaves an insightful look at the lives of social workers who serve disadvantaged children, unveiling the strife that these workers bear as a result of trying to help others while navigating the emotional balance between their clients' lives and their own. (more...)
Actor's Express Receives $20,000 Grant from Turner in Support of THE COLOR PURPLE Actor's Express Receives $20,000 Grant from Turner in Support of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Atlanta

Actor's Express has been awarded a grant of $20,000 from Turner to support its production of The Color Purple. Managing Director Alex Scollon comments, "Year after year Turner has shown its commitment to Atlanta's arts and culture scene and telling the stories or our time through its Turner Voices program. Actor's Express is honored to be one of the recipients again this year." (more...)
Anita Baker Comes to the Fox Theatre Anita Baker Comes to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Atlanta

Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with Anita Baker, multi-Grammy Award-winning singer, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Regarded as one of the most popular vocalists of soulful romantic ballads, Anita Baker sings the songs every mother will love to hear live in concert. Anita Baker's career spans over three decades and includes eight Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, seven Soul Train Awards, seven platinum albums and six world tours. (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Atlanta Lyric Theatre BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Amy Zipperer on February 13, 2018 in Atlanta

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a musical farce based on the 1988 film of the same name, opened on Friday evening at Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and despite the fact that the book by Jeffrey Lane doesn't manage the governing tension of the story as well as its film predecessor and that the music by David Yazbek is mostly forgettable, the production represents a decidedly successful outing for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. A great cast, boasting standout performances by Chase Peacock in the role of Freddy Benson and Jessica De Maria in the role of Muriel Eubanks, and designed-to-impress choreography by Lauren Brooke Tatum provide all the makings for a fun evening at the theatre. (more...)
BWW Interview: Topher Payne Talks Hats and McCarthyism in PERFECT ARRANGEMENT BWW Interview: Topher Payne Talks Hats and McCarthyism in PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Sally Henry on February 13, 2018 in Atlanta

One of Atlanta's local playwrights is bringing his published work home for the first time. (more...)
Alliance Announces Playwriting Competition Winner & Finalists Alliance Announces Playwriting Competition Winner & Finalists
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Atlanta

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Sheltered, the 14th competition winner, is the story of one American couple's harrowing decision to rescue 50 Jewish children from Europe during WWII.  Sheltered is written by Alix Sobler who recently earned her MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. During the Alliance's season-long renovation, Sheltered will be staged at Actor's Express, March 1 - 25, 2018.  (more...)
Photo Flash: The Lovett School Presents Colorful, Rambunctious PETER PAN Photo Flash: The Lovett School Presents Colorful, Rambunctious PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Atlanta

The Lovett School in metro Atlanta presented Peter Pan on February 8-10 in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater. The production was directed by Natalie Pitchford. Musical direction was provided by Amy Little and choreography by Rebecca Metzger Hirsch. The orchestra was led by Dr. Tim Pitchford. (more...)
Inaugural Wadsworth Piano Competition Announces Semi-Finalists For April 2018 Competition Inaugural Wadsworth Piano Competition Announces Semi-Finalists For April 2018 Competition
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Atlanta

The Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition (CWPC) today announces the eight semi-finalists chosen to compete in the inaugural competition held at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts in Newnan, GA: Nadia Azzi (Colburn School, CA), Hilda Huang (Yale University, CT), Aristo Sham (Harvard University, MA), Zhiheng Guo (Manhattan School of Music, NY), Dominic Cheli (Colburn School, CA), Michael Davidman (Curtis Institute of Music, PA), Angie Zhang (The Juilliard School, NY), Peng Lin (The Juilliard School, NY). (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11
by Audition Roundup on February 11, 2018 in Atlanta

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 11, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Laughter To Out Front Theatre Company BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Laughter To Out Front Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2018 in Atlanta

Out Front Theatre Company will present Jonathan Tolins' hysterical one-man tour-de-force Buyer and Cellar, March 8-25 as the third show in the company's 2017-2018 season. Featuring a satirical look the relationship among idols and idolaters, the production is sure to be relatable for all audiences. This show is part of a co-production with ART Station in Stone Mountain, where it received raving reviews during a weekend engagement in September 2017. (more...)
BWW Interview: Shuler Hensley Expands Atlanta's Booming Theatre Industry with City Springs Theatre Company BWW Interview: Shuler Hensley Expands Atlanta's Booming Theatre Industry with City Springs Theatre Company
by Sally Henry on February 09, 2018 in Atlanta

In the fall, a new professional theatre company will treat Atlanta audiences to a season of timeless musicals. For Shuler Hensley, joining the City Springs Theatre Company creative team alongside Brandt Blocker and Natalie Barrow is the fulfillment of a longtime desire. (more...)
Acting Troupe Of Lambert Brings CHICAGO To The Stage Acting Troupe Of Lambert Brings CHICAGO To The Stage
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2018 in Atlanta

The Acting Troupe of Lambert brings the High School version of the musical 'Chicago' to the local community on March 8, 9 10, 2018! It is adapted for performance for family audiences. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)
Center for Puppetry Arts introduces Healthy Choices Puppetry Program for Hispanic Youth Center for Puppetry Arts introduces Healthy Choices Puppetry Program for Hispanic Youth
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Atlanta

The Center for Puppetry Arts' award-winning Distance Learning department and the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia(HHCGA) are teaming up in a strategic partnership to develop a new interactive program to educate and empower Hispanic and Latino communities in Georgia with the knowledge and tools they need to prevent chronic diseases and to live longer, healthier lives.  (more...)
Review: THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE Makes American Premiere at Horizon Theatre Review: THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE Makes American Premiere at Horizon Theatre
by Sally Henry on February 08, 2018 in Atlanta

A man with a criminal past, in search of nothing. A woman 20ish years younger with big dreams, in search of a new beginning. Is instant chemistry enough to keep them together? Horizon Theatre pursues the answer to this question in their newest premiere, THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE. (more...)
IMAGINARY WORLDS Back By Popular Demand IMAGINARY WORLDS Back By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Atlanta

Imaginary Worlds returns this spring with a menagerie of all-new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden, both at the Midtown and Gainesville locations. (more...)
Kaleidoscope to Perform Live in Concert This Sunday Kaleidoscope to Perform Live in Concert This Sunday
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Atlanta

???????The Kaleidoscope ensemble returns to the beautiful sanctuary of Alpharetta Presbyterian Church this Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m., performing a concert of songs spanning many musical styles and eras, all focused on the theme of 'beginnings' or 'endings.' The program will include The Road Home (Stephen Paulus), Across the Vast Eternal Sky (Ola Gjeilo), Morgen! (Richard Strauss), Lux Aeterna (Edward Elgar) and Alpha and Omega (James MacMillan), among others. Visit our concert web page  to read the full list of programmed music.  (more...)
Morehouse and Boynton Speak About Broadway and Grand Hotels Morehouse and Boynton Speak About Broadway and Grand Hotels
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Atlanta

Ward Morehouse III - American author, playwright, and newspaperman, known particularly for his books on the grand hotels of New York City and London and celebrated for his acute acumen of the American theater - will speak at the University of Georgia's Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library, 300 South Hull Street, in Athens, GA on Wednesday, February 21 at 5;30 p.m. (more...)
DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT Brings Nonstop Fun to Atlanta DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT Brings Nonstop Fun to Atlanta
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Atlanta

Audiences of all ages can chase away the rainy day blues this spring with the Center for Puppetry Arts' production of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. Sally, Nick and their pet fish will take audiences on an unexpected adventure with the famous cat in the tall red and white striped hat and his mischievous companions - Thing 1 and Thing 2. This puppet-filled adventure explores curiosity, literacy and creativity and includes a gentle reminder about the challenge of responsibility. With plenty of rhymes, tricks and wit, the faithful adaptation of Dr. Seuss's classic tale will transport audiences from the page to the stage, as the performance brings the iconic illustrations from the book to life. (more...)
Springer Film Institute Founded As Incubator For Budding Filmmakers Springer Film Institute Founded As Incubator For Budding Filmmakers
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Atlanta

The Springer Opera House is going Hollywood.  Or maybe "Y'allywood" is more like it.   (more...)
Actor's Express to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Actor's Express to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Atlanta

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Actor's Express for its production of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize Award-winning play Angels in America, currently on stage through February 17. The Art Works category is the NEA's largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. (more...)
City Springs Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for Upcoming Season City Springs Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Atlanta

Performers will be seen on a first come, first-served basis. Actors Equity Association members will be seen upon arrival. Callback auditions will be conducted for each individual show. (more...)