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25 Performers to Compete in Shana Farr Cabaret Competition, 5/3
April 20, 2015

Twenty five vocalists will perform and compete in the Annual Shana Farr Cabaret Competition to be held on Sunday, May 3rd on an outdoor stage at Broadway and 93rd Street.

Tajikistan to Build $100 Million National Theater
April 20, 2015

Tajikistan will soon have a national theater. President Emomali Rahmon's office has announced its intent to build the largest theater in central Asia. This project is expected to cost around $100 million, a large expense for the poorest country of the former Soviet Union.

Three Cat Productions Presents World Premiere Production of CHICAGO IS! A HOMETOWN MUSICAL REVIEW
April 16, 2015

Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere production of the CHICAGO IS! A HOMETOWN MUSICAL REVIEW at the Chicago Park District's Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on Red Line).

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, WE LIVE IN CAIRO and ZM Selected as New Musicals for 2015 National Theater Music Conference
April 15, 2015

Selected from almost 300 submissions, the three new musicals that will be developed at the 2015 National Theater Music Conference have been anounced. The conference will hold public staged readings June 28-29 and July 2 and 4.

Menier Chocolate Factory Will Present The UK Première of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED
April 15, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the UK premiere of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement.

The Mix Studio Theater Presents Rollie Tussing
April 2, 2015

Rollie Tussing returns to The Mix Studio Theater with Connor Dodson and Todd Albright on April 11 at 8pm, to play and sing and have a generally great time. The Mix is at 8 N. Washington Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. All seats are $10, available at www.emergentarts.com.

Japan Society Presents YOKOHAMA ROSA, 4/25 & 4/26
April 2, 2015

As part of its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents Yokohama Rosa, the second theater production within the Society-wide series Stories from the War, marking the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. This represents the North American premiere of this one-woman play conceived by and featuring legendary actress Michiko Godai, which is performed annually in Yokohama on the anniversary of the end of WWII in Japan. Yokohama Rosa is written by the late Giho Sugiyama (1932-2004) and directed by Ichiro Onishi. This production plays two performances only at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street): Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 26 at 2:30pm.

Official: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour in Cleveland; Full Tour Schedule Announced!
April 1, 2015

The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will launch in Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square with performances beginning October 6, 2015.

Arts Patronage and ACT's SEVEN WAYS TO GET THERE
March 5, 2015

According to The Stranger, Dwayne Clark, a first-time playwright, had a sold-out opening at the premiere of his play SEVEN WAYS TO GET THERE last weekend. The play about Clark's personal experiences with group therapy, was cowritten by Bryan Willis and directed by John Langs.

Photo Flash: Lady Gaga's Theatrical Past Shines Through in OSCAR Performance!
February 23, 2015

At last night's 87th Academy Awards, Lady Gaga stole the show with an impressive performance honoring the 50th anniversary of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. She sang a medley of songs from the movie including 'The Sound of Music,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Edelweiss' and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' and received a standing ovation.

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE LETTERS Tour Stars Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal
February 23, 2015

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will star in the upcoming national tour of LOVE LETTERS, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances. Following a critically-acclaimed Broadway run, the national tour of Gregory Mosher's production will launch in Summer 2015, visiting Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, Dallas, Baltimore and others to be announced. Full list of cities, dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later time.

Trevor Nunn to Direct Drama School Students in TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA
February 19, 2015

Internationally acclaimed director, Trevor Nunn will direct drama school students in a production of TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA. The play will open at The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre on April 30 and run until May 12.

Chorus Member Writes About Working with Jason Robert Brown in PARADE Concert
February 19, 2015

On February 16, Manhattan Concert Productions brought the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center. PARADE was brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall. Three-time Tony Award winner and original composer Jason Robert Brown conducted a star-studded cast and full chorus, joined by Olivier Award nominee Gary Griffin as director, and Tom Murray as music supervisor.

Michael M. Kaiser Reflects on State of the Arts in New Book 'Curtains?: The Future of the Arts in America'
February 11, 2015

Michael M. Kaiser, founder and chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, is the author of 'Curtains?: The Future of the Arts in America,' published by Brandeis University Press.

Vladimir Zeldin, The World's Oldest Stage Actor, Celebrates His 100th Birthday at Special Performance
February 11, 2015

According to The Moscow Times, Vladimir Zeldin, the world's oldest stage actor at 100 years old, celebrated his centenary Tuesday at the Russian Army Theater with a special gala performance.

Photo Flash: 5th Annual JOEY AWARDS Luncheon Honors Nominees, Including BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge!
February 11, 2015

Glamorous names and faces will walk a short red carpet to take the stage at the 5th Annual Joey Awards Ceremony on March 8th, 8pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater.

FINDING NEVERLAND Box Office Opens Today at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
February 9, 2015

Producers of the anticipated new Broadway musical Finding Neverland just announced the opening of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street) today, February 9 at 10am. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's POSTERITY, Starring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules in More!
February 9, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of POSTERITY, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis.

Photo Flash: Rachel Tucker, Tovah Feldshuh & More Perform at CAST PARTY
February 4, 2015

At Birdland every Monday night at 9:30pm, Jim Caruso's Cast Party celebrates talent from every corner of the entertainment scene. Broadway, jazz, cabaret, pop, folk, country…over the past twelve years, the Cast Party crowds have been entertained by most every genre of music! This past week, the talent was off-the-charts. Rachel Tucker, the recent star of The Last Ship on Broadway, gained a slew of new fans with two Kander & Ebb anthems that had the crowd standing, stomping and cheering for more!