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TNC Presents New Yiddish Rep In DI FROYEN TNC Presents New Yiddish Rep In DI FROYEN" (THE WOMEN) This January
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

From January 22-30, Theater for the New City will present the New Yiddish Rep's production of 'Di Froyen' (The Women), based on the play 'Women's Minyan' by Naomi Ragen, adapted for the Yiddish Rep by Melissa Weisz and Malky Goldman. Director is Rachel Botchan.  The play is a one-act drama of an abused Orthodox Jewish wife who is being kept from her children.
Hieu Van Le Announced As New Chair Of Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Hieu Van Le Announced As New Chair Of Adelaide Festival Centre Trust
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Former Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le AC has been announced as new Chair of Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, taking over from incumbent Chair Jim Hazel from January 21, 2022.
TNC Presents New Yiddish Rep In CRAZY MESHUGE HURRICANE EARTHQUAKE, January 12-19 TNC Presents New Yiddish Rep In CRAZY MESHUGE HURRICANE EARTHQUAKE, January 12-19
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

From January 12 to 19, 2022, Theater for the New City will present the New Yiddish Rep production of 'Crazy Meshuge Hurricane Earthquake' by Amy Coleman, directed by David Mandelbaum. 
Pulitzer Finalist THREE DAYS OF RAIN To Open Ensemble Company's 2022 Season Pulitzer Finalist THREE DAYS OF RAIN To Open Ensemble Company's 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, opens its 2022 season—its fourth--with Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain, opening January 14th.
VIDEO: DREAMGIRLS Star Jennifer Holliday Inspires Fans with A Social Media Performance VIDEO: DREAMGIRLS Star Jennifer Holliday Inspires Fans with A Social Media Performance
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

This week, the musical Dreamgirls is celebrating its 40th anniversary! To celebrate, the show's Tony-winning original star, Jennifer Holliday, stopped by Twitter to sing from the show's finale to help fans process the changes the pandemic has brought and to help them dream of a brighter future.
Jonas Kaufmann Sings Lohengrin In Melbourne Jonas Kaufmann Sings Lohengrin In Melbourne
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Opera Australia today announced it had secured the world's most in demand tenor, Jonas  Kaufmann to perform his first ever fully staged opera in Australia when the Company presents Wagner's Lohengrin in Melbourne in May. 
Dance/NYC Announces Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program Grantees Dance/NYC Announces Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program Grantees
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The dance service organization Dance/NYC and its program partner Gibney are pleased to announce the 10 recipients of the second iteration of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, made possible by the generous support of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund, and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
World Premiere Of THE MESSENGER Announced At Pioneer Theatre Company World Premiere Of THE MESSENGER Announced At Pioneer Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The world premiere of The Messenger, written by Jeff Talbott, premieres at Pioneer Theatre Company's (PTC) January 14, 2022 and runs through January 29, 2022.
Opera Lafayette Brings THE ERA OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, REDISCOVERED to New York and Washington DC Opera Lafayette Brings THE ERA OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, REDISCOVERED to New York and Washington DC
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered, the theme of Opera Lafayette's 2022 season, willl feature three programs of French music from the 1760's through 1780's and a unique focus on its resonance in the Americas.
BWW Review: FLIGHT at Studio Theatre BWW Review: FLIGHT at Studio Theatre
by Rachael F. Goldberg on December 21, 2021

'Flight' is an experience that will stay with viewers, as it should. It's an especially poignant production in the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, though it's also a reminder that stories like Aryan and Kabir's existed long before, and will continue to exist long after the political and military dust have settled. But Studio's production is a beautiful, clever presentation of a heart wrenching story, and perfectly captures the love, hope, and loss that drives refugees - and all of us.
California Symphony Presents World Premiere In “French Impressions' Program California Symphony Presents World Premiere In “French Impressions' Program
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra and sopranos Molly Netter and Alexandra Smither will perform this new work by Balch, who was California Symphony's Young American Composer-in-Residence from 2017-2020 and was scheduled to present this World Premiere in March 2020, postponed due to COVID. Incorporating text from Les Illuminations by French poet Rimbaud, blended with works by Balch's other favorite poets, Illuminate offers a celebration of friendship and joy from the female perspective over the course of five movements via a framework of the cycle of the seasons, beginning and ending with the spring.
Plano Symphony Orchestra Presents CARNIVALS TO FANTASIES Plano Symphony Orchestra Presents CARNIVALS TO FANTASIES
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Plano Symphony Orchestra starts the new year off with a rousing evening of music entitled “Carnivals to Fantasies.” Conducted by PSO Music Director and Maestro Hector Guzman and featuring guest violinist Blake Pouliot, the concert will include works by composers Antonín Dvořák, Benjamin Britten and Max Bruch.
LIGHTSCAPE At Brooklyn Botanic Garden Open For The Holidays LIGHTSCAPE At Brooklyn Botanic Garden Open For The Holidays
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City's newest must-see event, is open throughout the holiday season. Lightscape takes visitors on an outdoor trail animated by over one million lights, with monumental light sculptures, festive music, and magical views around every turn.
SHINE ON – THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Comes to The Fox for Valentine's Weekend SHINE ON – THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Comes to The Fox for Valentine's Weekend
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Shine On - The Live Pink Floyd Experience has been performing for over 17 years. A past favorite at The Grove Theatre in Upland, we are excited to have them back after a long absence. With its eleven-piece ensemble modeled after Pink Floyd's last two touring bands, they are able to capture the near orchestral soundscape that is the Pink Floyd live experience. 
Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA Extend Pandemic Agreement Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA Extend Pandemic Agreement
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Actors' Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today announced an extension to their 2020 agreement addressing the coverage of live theater that is recorded or streamed for exhibition to a remote audience.
4 LADS FROM LIVERPOOL Comes To The Fox 4 LADS FROM LIVERPOOL Comes To The Fox
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Stop in on New Year's Eve as The Fox rings in 2022 with the 4 Lads from Liverpool.
Beck Center For The Arts Cancels Two Of The Remaining ELF THE MUSICAL Performances Due to COVID Concerns Beck Center For The Arts Cancels Two Of The Remaining ELF THE MUSICAL Performances Due to COVID Concerns
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Beck Center for the Arts regrets to announce that due to COVID-19 concerns the performances of Elf the Musical will be cancelled on Wednesday, December 22, and Thursday, December 23, 2021.
Novato Theater Company Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY Novato Theater Company Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The Novato Theater Company's second show of its 101st season is The Who's Tommy with music and lyrics by Pete Townsend, book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff with additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon.
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center Present the World Premiere of GRINGOLANDIA Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center Present the World Premiere of GRINGOLANDIA
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will present the world premiere of GRINGOLANDIA, written by Hannah Benitez, commissioned by Zoetic Stage. GRINGOLANDIA tells the story of a Cuban family from Miami who embarks on a journey of closure, truth and cultural connection.
British Actor Kenneth Danziger, Veteran Of Los Angeles Theater, Dies At 76 British Actor Kenneth Danziger, Veteran Of Los Angeles Theater, Dies At 76
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Kenneth Danziger, the British actor whose humor and intelligence charmed audiences in London and regional theaters across the United States for decades, died on December 12, 2021. He was 76.
WORLD Channel's STORIES FROM THE STAGE Rings In The New Year With New Episodes WORLD Channel's STORIES FROM THE STAGE Rings In The New Year With New Episodes
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Season five of Stories from the Stage, the award-winning  WORLD Channel original series hosted by Wes Hazard and Theresa Okokon, is back with timely stories from across the country and around the world that will make you laugh, cry and think.
Legendary Jazz Clarinetist And Guitarist To Join VSO USA Evening Of Jazz, March 26 Legendary Jazz Clarinetist And Guitarist To Join VSO USA Evening Of Jazz, March 26
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has announced the return of celebrated jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Peplowski for the return of VSO USA's annual Evening of Jazz live benefit concert and dinner, along with GRAMMY nominated guitarist Diego Figueiredo. The event will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 26th at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.
Enjoy The Stephen Joseph Theatre's JACK AND THE BEANSTALK At Home This Christmas! Enjoy The Stephen Joseph Theatre's JACK AND THE BEANSTALK At Home This Christmas!
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Enjoy the Stephen Joseph Theatre's Jack and the Beanstalk at home this Christmas, available on the SJT website until midnight on Monday 31 January 2022.
COME FROM AWAY On Broadway Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Breakthrough Covid-19 Infections COME FROM AWAY On Broadway Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Breakthrough Covid-19 Infections
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away has canceled tonight's Broadway performance due to breakthrough Covid-19 infections within the company.
Photos: CLYDE'S Brings Its Signature Sandwiches Outdoors with A Food Truck Event! Photos: CLYDE'S Brings Its Signature Sandwiches Outdoors with A Food Truck Event!
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S is currently running at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater. To celebrate the food-centric story, the production hosted a food truck event outside of its home. Check out photos from the event!
New Musical at Long Wharf Theatre Is Not A WEST SIDE STORY Sequel New Musical at Long Wharf Theatre Is Not A WEST SIDE STORY Sequel
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Long Wharf Theatre has released a statement negating reports of a 'West Side Story' and a new work in development as having real-life ties to co-author Mildred Ruiz-Sapp's family history and ties to Puerto Rico.
2022 Breaking Ground Festival Comes To TCA This January 2022 Breaking Ground Festival Comes To TCA This January
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Choreographers, filmmakers and dancers explore concepts and issues through movement at Contemporary Dance & Film Festival (Tempe, Ariz.)
Tonight's Performance of Disney's FROZEN Canceled at Cadillac Palace Theatre Tonight's Performance of Disney's FROZEN Canceled at Cadillac Palace Theatre
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Tonight's performance of the national tour of Disney's Frozen has been canceled due to breakthrough Covid-19 infections within the company.
David Strathairn to Star in One-Man Show at Presidio Theatre David Strathairn to Star in One-Man Show at Presidio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

The Presidio Theatre and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics will present Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn in Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, in 11 performances February 16 to 27, 2022.
Center Theatre Group Cancels All Remaining Performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Center Theatre Group Cancels All Remaining Performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW Staff on December 21, 2021

Due to the uncertainty of the ability to continue with performances and out of concern for the well-being of the cast, crew and audiences the rest of the engagement of “A Christmas Carol” at the Ahmanson Theatre is now cancelled.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE to Resume Broadway Performances Tomorrow MRS. DOUBTFIRE to Resume Broadway Performances Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi on December 21, 2021

Following a brief break, the new musical Mrs. Doubtfire returns to Broadway in time for the holidays!
Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of OKLAHOMA! Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of OKLAHOMA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

The North American tour of Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is now playing 25 cities during the 2021-2022 season including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago and Nashville, and more.
New York City Ballet Cancels Nutcracker Performance Tonight New York City Ballet Cancels Nutcracker Performance Tonight
by BWW Staff on December 21, 2021

BroadwayWorld has learned that New York City Ballet has canceled tonight’s 7pm performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts due to several positive test results for breakthrough COVID-19.
Bucks County Playhouse Launches South Asian Artistic Initiative Bucks County Playhouse Launches South Asian Artistic Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Today Bucks County Playhouse producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, and Josh Fiedler announced a new partnership with producer, director Kiran Merchant to create The South Asian Artistic Initiative.
DC Jazz Festival Announces Orrin Evans' Artist Residency DC Jazz Festival Announces Orrin Evans' Artist Residency
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Orrin Evans’ DCJF residency is part of the Jazz Road Creative Residencies program, a program of South Arts. Jazz Road Creative Residencies is an artist-centric program that promotes artistic flexibility. A two-time Grammy nominee and Pew Fellow, Orrin Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianists of his generation.
Cinnabar Theater To Present AMY AND THE ORPHANS in February Cinnabar Theater To Present AMY AND THE ORPHANS in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Cinnabar Theater will present 'Amy and the Orphans' a play by Lindsey Ferrentino, performing February 4th-20th, 2022.
SIX on Broadway Cancels Performances Through December 28 SIX on Broadway Cancels Performances Through December 28
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Due to breakthrough Covid-19 cases, Six on Broadway has canceled performances from December 21 through December 28.
FALLEN Horror Film to Be Released on Digital & DVD FALLEN Horror Film to Be Released on Digital & DVD
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Father Abraham was ready to save the world from an evil menace using exorcism — until tragedy struck. Years later, he lives on a remote farm with his daughter, haunted by the faces of those he saved and those he could not. After finding a pale humanoid creature lurking in the woods one night, he shoots and cremates the monster.
Actors & Artists Unite 2 End Alzheimer's Raises Over $330,000 Actors & Artists Unite 2 End Alzheimer's Raises Over $330,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Actors & Artists Unite 2 End Alzheimer’s, the first National Friends and Family Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, rallied team members across the country to raise over $330,000 since 2011 for a cure for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Wildstreet Announces New Guitar Player Wildstreet Announces New Guitar Player
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Wildstreet announced their new guitarist, Crispy Borell. Born and raised in New Jersey, Crispy Borell has always had music in his blood. Raised on Skid Row, Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi, Crispy developed a love for 80’s rock and metal at an early age.
Photos: First Look at the Cast of WBTT's World Premiere Musical RUBY Photos: First Look at the Cast of WBTT's World Premiere Musical RUBY
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

The world premiere show “Ruby” is a musical retelling by WBTT founder/artistic director Nate Jacobs and his brother, Michael Jacobs, of the shocking killing of a White doctor in Live Oak, Florida, by a Black woman – Ruby McCollum – who was tried in the case and eventually committed to Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida.  
WAITRESS Cancels December 21 & 22 Performances WAITRESS Cancels December 21 & 22 Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

The December 21st and 22nd performances of Waitress on Broadway has been cancelled.
BWW Interview: Belén Moyano of HADESTOWN at Saenger Theatre BWW Interview: Belén Moyano of HADESTOWN at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett on December 21, 2021

The national tour of the Tony award-winning musical HADESTOWN is getting ready to make its way down to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre, running from December 28 through January 2.
WEST SIDE STORY, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & More Featured on Oscars Shortlist For 10 Categories WEST SIDE STORY, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & More Featured on Oscars Shortlist For 10 Categories
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The shortlists for Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Score, Original Song, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound and Visual Effects have been announced. Candidates include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King, Dear Evan Hansen, Idina Menzel, and more.
Broadway Grosses for Week Ending December 19, 2021 Broadway Grosses for Week Ending December 19, 2021
by on December 21, 2021

For the week ending December 19, 2021, a total of 31 shows played 191 performances.
VIDEO: HBO Releases SEARCH PARTY Final Season Trailer VIDEO: HBO Releases SEARCH PARTY Final Season Trailer
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Joining the cast this season as recurring guest stars are Kathy Griffin, John Waters, Aparna Nancherla, Angela Trimbur, Grace Kuhlenschmidt, Greta Titelman, Joe Castle Baker, Larry Owens and Michelle Badillo. Returning recurring guest stars include Jeffery Self and Clare McNulty. Watch the new trailer now!
SDCF Now Accepting Host Theatre Applications for 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program SDCF Now Accepting Host Theatre Applications for 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation announced today that is it now accepting applications from host theatres for the 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program until February 4, 2022.
BWW Review: Judy Collins Lifts Spirits With WINTER STORIES at Town Hall by Guest Reviewers Ellen Bonjorno and Georga Osborne BWW Review: Judy Collins Lifts Spirits With WINTER STORIES at Town Hall by Guest Reviewers Ellen Bonjorno and Georga Osborne
by Stephen Mosher on December 21, 2021

Broadway World Cabaret invites MAC Award-winning soprano Georga Osborne and radio DJ (Sing It, Sister!) Ellen Bonjorno (coincidentally, wives in real life) to talk about their trip to Town Hall to see the legendary Judy Collins.
The New York Virtuoso Singers to Present All The Choral Movements From Bach's Cantatas 1 Through 12 The New York Virtuoso Singers to Present All The Choral Movements From Bach's Cantatas 1 Through 12
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Maestro Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers will present the third live concert of their 2021-22 New York City season on Saturday, January 8, 2022 @ 8 PM at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Amsterdam Ave., between 99th and 100th Sts. in Manhattan.
Theater J to Present COMPULSION OR THE HOUSE BEHIND Theater J to Present COMPULSION OR THE HOUSE BEHIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Beginning on January 26, and running through February 20, 2022, Theater J will bring Compulsion or the House Behind to the stage. Hailed by the New York Times as an “absorbing” and “fascinating, multilayered tale,” Compulsion tells the semi-fictional story of Sid Silver, a man obsessed with making sure the world hears the story of Anne Frank.
WORLD Channel Sets STORIES FROM THE STAGE Season Five Premiere WORLD Channel Sets STORIES FROM THE STAGE Season Five Premiere
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Season five of Stories from the Stage, the award-winning  WORLD Channel original series hosted by Wes Hazard and Theresa Okokon, is back with timely stories from across the country and around the world that will make you laugh, cry and think. The new season features storytellers from Houston, Texas, who describe the unexpected twists in life.
2022 BREAKING GROUND FESTIVAL is Coming to TCA in January 2022 BREAKING GROUND FESTIVAL is Coming to TCA in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

From fake news to concepts of gender identity and the breakdown of civil discourse, 2022 Breaking Ground is a two-day festival of contemporary dancers, choreographers and filmmakers that explores concepts through movement. The performances will be held 'in the round,' to create a full immersive experience for the audience.
Final Week to Experience Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Final Week to Experience Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

After cancelling three performances due to a breakthrough case of COVID-19 within the company ranks, The Joffrey Ballet resumed performances on Sunday, December 19. Artists to wear protective face coverings for the final nine performances, which will resume this week as originally scheduled.
Long Wharf Theatre to Present FIRES IN THE MIRROR Long Wharf Theatre to Present FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Written by Anna Deavere Smith (Notes From the Field) and directed by Nicole Brewer (Milk Like Sugar), Fires In The Mirror begins performances on Tuesday, January 18th for a limited run through Sunday, February 6, 2022.
THE WITCHER Leads Netflix Top 10 After Season Two Debut THE WITCHER Leads Netflix Top 10 After Season Two Debut
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The Witcher Season 2 debuted at #1 with audiences spending 142.43M hours immersed in the magical world created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and starring Henry Cavill. The Witcher Season 1 closely followed at #2 on the English TV list and both seasons made top 10 lists in more than 90 countries.  
THE JACKIE SMOOK PROGRAM OF DE-DUMBIFICATION to Return to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret THE JACKIE SMOOK PROGRAM OF DE-DUMBIFICATION to Return to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago’s premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting will welcome back Jackie Smook and her pianist Joey Chimes for a six month engagement of The Jackie Smook Program of De-Dumbification.
PnB Rock to Celebrate EP Release With Livestream Concert PnB Rock to Celebrate EP Release With Livestream Concert
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The EP contains 6 tracks, including the officially released viral TikTok hit “HIGH” with DJ Luke Nasty, and boasts features from Lil Baby and Young Thug. “HIGH” follows Rock’s star-studded May release “Forever Never,” which has racked up over 15M streams and 2M video views to date, and the introspective “Need Somebody.”
What's Playing on Broadway: Christmas Week 2021 What's Playing on Broadway: Christmas Week 2021
by Team BWW on December 21, 2021

Broadway is back and what better time to celebrate its return than the holidays! If your holiday plans include seeing a Broadway show, take note that of the special holiday schedule for this week.
Hulu Greenlights American High's THE BINGE Sequel Hulu Greenlights American High's THE BINGE Sequel
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The film will take place in the near future all drinking and drugs are banned except for one glorious day known as The Binge… This year that day happens to miraculously land on Christmas. This installment marks the launch of American High’s first film franchise among their current slate of titles. 
VIDEO: Lorde Shares 'Leader of a New Regime' Music Video VIDEO: Lorde Shares 'Leader of a New Regime' Music Video
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Lorde has released the music video for 'Leader of a New Regime'. The track is from her recent third studio album, 'Solar Power'. The album features singles such as 'Stoned at the Nail Salon,' 'Mood Ring,' 'Fallen Fruit,' and 'California.' Watch the new music video now!
Mountainfilm on Tour to Return to Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater Mountainfilm on Tour to Return to Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Mountainfilm on Tour returns to Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater on Friday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films curated from the 2021 Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colo.
92Y to Present A Conversation With Andrew Garfield 92Y to Present A Conversation With Andrew Garfield
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

92Y’s signature film series, Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf, returns to live programming on Thursday, January 13 at 7 pm with actor Andrew Garfield. Following a screening of tick, tick...Boom! – in which Garfield stars – he will discuss the film as well as his career.
BASEMENT FOLLIES to be Presented in January at Theatre 40 BASEMENT FOLLIES to be Presented in January at Theatre 40
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Theatre 40 will present the staged reading of a new play, Basement Follies, on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The play is written and directed by Theatre 40 company member David Datz.
Triangle Performance Ensemble to Present BLACK NATIVITY DURHAM Triangle Performance Ensemble to Present BLACK NATIVITY DURHAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Black Nativity Durham, presented by Triangle Performance Ensemble, will return as a virtual production for a second time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Wendell Tabb and co-produced by Xavier Cason, the annual holiday musical is celebrating 15 years of excellence in community theatre.
AUDITION BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL at China Teatern AUDITION BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL at China Teatern
by Annette Stolt on December 21, 2021

Bodyguard the musical will open at China teatern in Stockholm autumn 2022 and are looking for professional dancers
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Awarded $49,500 by NYSCA American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Awarded $49,500 by NYSCA
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) announced today a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS Announces Season 12 Cast THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS Announces Season 12 Cast
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, Lisa Rina, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Dorit Kemsley, Kathy Hilton, and Garcelle Beauvais will return for the upcoming season. They will be joined by new additions Diana Jenkins and Sheree Zampino.
DACAMERA to Present Pat Metheny with James Francies and Joe Dyson DACAMERA to Present Pat Metheny with James Francies and Joe Dyson
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

DACAMERA, a Houston-based presenter of chamber music and jazz concerts, announced jazz guitarist Pat Metheny on Friday, February 25 at Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center. The performance will feature new and reimagined works from Metheny’s Side-Eye project.
Mario Chang Joins Promethean Artists Mario Chang Joins Promethean Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang has joined the roster of Promethean Artists for General Management. Mr. Chang regularly appears with leading houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Oper Frankfurt, and Washington National Opera.
VIDEO: HBO Documentary Shares THE SUPER BOB EINSTEIN MOVIE Trailer VIDEO: HBO Documentary Shares THE SUPER BOB EINSTEIN MOVIE Trailer
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The documentary features Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Susie Essman, David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Norman Lear, Cheryl Hines, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, Patton Oswalt, Rob Reiner, JB Smoove, and more. Watch the new trailer now!
Goodman Theatre Suspends A CHRISTMAS CAROL Performances Through December 24 Goodman Theatre Suspends A CHRISTMAS CAROL Performances Through December 24
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

To ensure the health and safety of audiences, artists and staff during the current period of increased COVID-19 transmission, Goodman Theatre is suspending live-in-person performances of A Christmas Carol through December 24.
Shakespeare & Company Announces First Three Titles Of 2022 Shakespeare & Company Announces First Three Titles Of 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Shakespeare & Company announced today the first three titles slated for production during its 45th Season, beginning June 2022.
DISRUPTING THE BOX to be Presented at Theatre 40 DISRUPTING THE BOX to be Presented at Theatre 40
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Theatre 40 will present a staged reading of a new play, Disrupting the Box, on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The play is written and directed by Theatre 40 company member David Datz.
REDCAT Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Season REDCAT Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Ringing in a hopeful 2022, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, will kick off a full year of live performance and art. Through performances, screenings, and exhibitions, REDCAT will once again welcome in-person audiences—as well as online audiences around the world—from January through June 2022. 
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Shares First Look at Disney Christmas Concert Special VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Shares First Look at Disney Christmas Concert Special
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Derek and Julianne Hough will host the upcoming holiday special from Walt Disney World Resort. The Houghs will also perform 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town'. Kristin Chenoweth will sing 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' and Darren Criss will perform 'Christmas Dance'. Watch Chenoweth tease her performance in a new video now!
VIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer VIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

A new trailer for Joel Coen's upcoming The Tragedy of Macbeth film has been released! Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation-a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Watch the new 'O, full of scorpions is my mind' teaser now!
Germany Announces New Restrictions on Gatherings, Concerts and Events Germany Announces New Restrictions on Gatherings, Concerts and Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19 sweeping through Europe in the current wave, Germany has announced new measures will be enforced “at the latest” from Dec. 28. The new measures include the closure of nightclubs, the banning of spectators at large musical, sporting and cultural events, and more. 
Playhouse on Park's ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 is Streaming Online Now Playhouse on Park's ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 is Streaming Online Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Back by popular demand, Peter Rothstein’s ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 is available to stream online. This is a film of the play, and was originally scheduled to be produced by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. live at Playhouse on Park in 2020.
The Blues Foundation Announces Judith Black as New President & CEO The Blues Foundation Announces Judith Black as New President & CEO
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

The Blues Foundation has announced the appointment of Judith Black as its new President and CEO effective January 1, 2022. Black is co-founder and previously served as President of the Tarik Black Foundation; a foundation focused on delivering youth life skills education.
WATCH: THE SIGNATURE SHOW Releases Year-End Episode WATCH: THE SIGNATURE SHOW Releases Year-End Episode
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Signature Theatre released Season 2, Episode 4 of The Signature Show, streaming free on YouTube featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, and a peek behind the scenes at Signature Theatre.
CELLO CHEESE for Holiday Celebrating and Cooking CELLO CHEESE for Holiday Celebrating and Cooking
by Marina Kennedy on December 21, 2021

Broadwayworld recently had the pleasure of an Instagram Live cooking demo with Nadia Aidi, @foodmymuse. She showcased two delightful recipes that use Cello Cheeses.
CATAPULT to Bring The Magic Of Shadow Dancing to Spruce Peak Arts CATAPULT to Bring The Magic Of Shadow Dancing to Spruce Peak Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

A finalist on America’s Got Talent where it was seen by over a hundred million viewers, CATAPULT is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.
Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance to Tour This Winter Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance to Tour This Winter
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Due to ongoing renovations at Oakland University, many of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s winter performances will be held at venues throughout Oakland and Macomb counties, in addition to performances being held on the OU campus.
Marie Osmond Debuts At #1 On Billboard Classical Crossover Albums Chart With 'Unexpected' Marie Osmond Debuts At #1 On Billboard Classical Crossover Albums Chart With 'Unexpected'
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The album features the lead single, 'Unexpected Song' from the musical Song and Dance. With theatrical credits that include Anna Leonowens in the Broadway production of The King and I, Osmond also performs numbers from Into the Woods, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and more. Listen to the album now!
Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards Delayed Due to COVID-19 Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards Delayed Due to COVID-19
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The Hollywood Critics Association has decided to postpone their 5th Annual HCA Film Awards ceremony. Nicolas Cage, Guillermo del Toro, Jude Hill, Natalie Morales, Alice Brooks, Simu Liu, Greig Fraser, Saniyya Sidney, and the Cast of CODA were previously announced among the special award honorees scheduled to appear.
PBS Sets FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season Eight Premiere PBS Sets FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season Eight Premiere
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will retrace the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raúl Esparza, whose families fled their homelands in a new episode, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way. The new season will also feature Nathan Lane, Rebecca Hall, Mario Lopez, and more.
ABC Names Doug Whitmire & Nneka Nwosu Assistant New Directors ABC Names Doug Whitmire & Nneka Nwosu Assistant New Directors
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Emmy Award-winning producer Doug Whitmire has been an essential part of the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team for 18 years, joining the station in 2003. Nneka Nwosu Faison, a Harvard University Nieman Foundation for Journalism Fellow and Emmy Award-winning producer, joins ABC 7 from WCVB-TV in Boston.
Lightyear Acquires A-HA: THE MOVIE & WE WERE ONCE KIDS Lightyear Acquires A-HA: THE MOVIE & WE WERE ONCE KIDS
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Both films are about established, legacy brands – A-ha:  The Movie celebrates the 40th anniversary of the irresistible pop song and music video Take on Me, revealing the band’s ability to overcome personal differences. We Were Once Kids delves into the lives of the kids who were featured in the 1995 Larry Clark Miramax classic Kids.
TINA Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 24 TINA Cancels Broadway Performances Through December 24
by Nicole Rosky on December 21, 2021

BroadwayWorld has just learned that TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL  has canceled performances through Friday, December 24. Shows are set to resume on Saturday, December 25.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Gales of laughter will boost spirits in Lowell this winter when Merrimack Repertory Theatre celebrates America’s funniest Mom ever with Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel, featuring Karen MacDonald, from January 19 to February 6, according to Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.
Guthrie Theater to Present Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Guthrie Theater to Present Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for Lorraine Hansberry’s theatrical masterpiece A Raisin in the Sun, directed by acclaimed Twin Cities artist Austene Van. A Raisin in the Sun will play January 8 – February 12, 2022, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.
NONPOINT Announce New EP 'RUTHLESS' NONPOINT Announce New EP 'RUTHLESS'
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

NONPOINT will release their new EP titled RUTHLESS along with the premiere of the official music video for single 'Back in the Game'. This follows their independent label plan of delivering music to their fans through more frequent releases and videos from the band. Pre-save the album now. Plus, check out their upcoming tour dates!
THE LION KING Performances Canceled Through December 26 THE LION KING Performances Canceled Through December 26
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

The Lion King on Broadway has announced that due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases, performances have been cancelled from from Tuesday, December 21 through Sunday, December 26. 
SOLT & UK Theatre Release Statement Following Chancellor's Funding Announcement SOLT & UK Theatre Release Statement Following Chancellor's Funding Announcement
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

A statement from SOLT & UK Theatre has been released following the  Chancellor of the Exchequer’s funding announcement.
Colin Firth, Tanya Moodie & More Join Sam Mendes' EMPIRE OF LIGHT Colin Firth, Tanya Moodie & More Join Sam Mendes' EMPIRE OF LIGHT
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The four will join the previously announced Olivia Colman and Michael Ward in the new picture. In his first solo endeavor, Mendes wrote the screenplay for the new film and will produce with Pippa Harris. Mendes' production of The Lehman Trilogy is currently running on Broadway.
VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman's Entrance in THE MUSIC MAN! VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman's Entrance in THE MUSIC MAN!
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Last night was the first preview performance of The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, alongside two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre. Get a sneak peek at Hugh Jackman's entrance in the show!
National Theatre Will No Longer Broadcast HEX in Cinemas National Theatre Will No Longer Broadcast HEX in Cinemas
by Nicole Rosky on December 21, 2021

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Hex, which was set to be broadcast to cinemas as a National Theatre Live from 17 March, will no longer be filmed due to cancelations because of  Covid-19.
VIDEO: Laura Marano & Mena Massoud in THE ROYAL TREATMENT Trailer VIDEO: Laura Marano & Mena Massoud in THE ROYAL TREATMENT Trailer
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Netflix has released the trailer for The Royal Treatment. New York hairdresser Izzy seizes the chance to work at the wedding of a charming prince, but when sparks between them fly, will love — or duty — prevail? The cast features Laura Marano, Mena Massoud, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Grace Bentley-Tsibuah, and Cameron Rhodes.
Philosopher and Historian Procopius Canning Releases THE MODERN PROMETHEUS Philosopher and Historian Procopius Canning Releases THE MODERN PROMETHEUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

In this book, Canning, writing as an exiled fugitive 300 years from today, combines science fiction with established philosophical concepts to critically investigate current news events, and the controversial social issues behind them, using the perspective of a future whistleblower historian and philosopher.
VIDEO: Gal Godot in DEATH ON THE NILE Trailer VIDEO: Gal Godot in DEATH ON THE NILE Trailer
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The film stars Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright. Watch the new trailer now!
A SHERLOCK CAROL to Return for 2022 Holiday Season A SHERLOCK CAROL to Return for 2022 Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

A Sherlock Carol has announced plans to return for the 2022 holiday season.  Written and directed by Mark Shanahan (NPR’s Ghost Light Series), the show is currently playing an eight-week limited holiday engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), and has two weeks of performances left, with a final performance on Sunday, January 2, 2022.
VIDEO: Beres Hammond Shares 'Mi Deyah Again' Featuring Wickerman VIDEO: Beres Hammond Shares 'Mi Deyah Again' Featuring Wickerman
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Godfather of Reggae Beres Hammond and Dancehall stalwart Wickerman have collaborated on an up-tempo, feel-good track entitled “Mi Deyah Again,” released in time for the festive season. With the accompanying music video, fans are feeling the vibes. Watch the new music video now!
Former Shaw Festival Artistic Director Christopher Newton Passes Away at 85 Former Shaw Festival Artistic Director Christopher Newton Passes Away at 85
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

The Shaw Festival is mourning the death of Christopher Newton, former artistic director, who died peacefully yesterday morning at the age of 85. Actor, stage manager, playwright, artistic director, Mr. Newton made a momentous impact and life-long contributions to the Canadian theatre landscape and performing arts.
VIDEO: Carrie Underwood Performs 'Silent Night' at the Grand Ole Opry VIDEO: Carrie Underwood Performs 'Silent Night' at the Grand Ole Opry
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Carrie Underwood gave a special performance of “Silent Night” on “Opry Live: USO Holiday Special” on Circle Network, which partnered with the USO for a night of festive celebration. Following the sold-out debut of her first Vegas residency, Underwood continues to celebrate the holidays with appearances on behalf of My Gift (Special Edition).
Win a TICK, TICK... BOOM! Prize Pack with a Soundtrack, Netflix Subscription, and More Win a TICK, TICK... BOOM! Prize Pack with a Soundtrack, Netflix Subscription, and More
by BWW Contests on December 21, 2021

We're giving one reader a chance to win a copy of the brand new graphic novel adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, adapted by Cavan Scott with art by José María Beroy. Check out the giveaway, live now on our Instagram!
MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cancels Tonight's Performance MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cancels Tonight's Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Today's (Tuesday, December 21st) performance of Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway is being cancelled due to the detection of positive COVID test results in the company.
Mary Berg to Star in MAKES IT EASY on Food Network Mary Berg to Star in MAKES IT EASY on Food Network
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Mary Berg is the star of Canada’s Mary's Kitchen Crush, as well as a cooking expert on CTV's Your Morning, The Social, and The Marilyn Denis Show. After receiving degrees in history, English, and information studies, Mary detoured into a career in the insurance industry, before winning a cooking competition show.
World of Wonder Announces RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE: UK VERSUS THE WORLD World of Wonder Announces RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE: UK VERSUS THE WORLD
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Nine international Drag Race alum will battle for the crown in the brand new series. They will compete in an international arena showcasing their country’s finest drag in their bid to become the ultimate Drag Race Superstar. Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and a sparkling array of superstar guest judges will join RuPaul to judge.
LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 21, 2021

Kicking off the month on January 1st is the 1945 musical comedy film Ziegfeld Follies, featuring Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Lena Horne and more. The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying film, based on the musical of the same name, is set to debut on January 4th.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Suspends West End Performances Through February Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Suspends West End Performances Through February
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on December 21, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella has announced the show is suspending performances until February 9, 2022 due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19. 'To avoid more disruption, and to protect the quality of the show we give our audiences, we have no option but to suspend all performances until 9th February 2022. We are passionately committed to returning sooner if the circumstances improve and we will keep the situation under constant review.'
1883 Marks Most Watched Paramount+ Series Debut 1883 Marks Most Watched Paramount+ Series Debut
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Created by Academy Award Nominee Taylor Sheridan, 1883 is the highly anticipated prequel to the “Yellowstone.” The original series stars Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Grammy Award Winner Tim McGraw, Grammy Award Winner Faith Hill, Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May and LaMonica Garrett, and more
Michee Releases Emotional Ballad 'Merry Christmas' Michee Releases Emotional Ballad 'Merry Christmas'
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The message behind ‘Merry Christmas’ is to capture the feeling people have when they wish they could reach out to someone they may no longer be in contact with, or cannot reconnect. Of course, this came as particularly prevalent over the last festive period with the world gripped by Covid and many of us not being allowed to see loved ones.  
VIDEO: Ed Sheeran Shares 'Afterglow' Acapella Performance VIDEO: Ed Sheeran Shares 'Afterglow' Acapella Performance
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Ed Sheeran has shared the acapella performance video of his 2020 single, 'Afterglow.' In November, Ed Sheeran debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with his latest released album '=.' The album features hit tracks 'Bad Habits,' 'Shivers,' and 'Overpass Graffiti.' Watch the new performance now!
 ALADIN vuela hacia el Teatro La Rambleta estas Navidades ALADIN vuela hacia el Teatro La Rambleta estas Navidades
by Angeles Diaz on December 21, 2021

El próximo miércoles 29 de diciembre se estrena ALADÍN, UN MUSICAL GENIAL, de Trencadís Produccions, en el Teatro La Rambleta. En palabras de Jose Tomàs Chàfer, director y productor de Trencadís: 'Es muy emocionante volver a casa, a Valencia, por Navidad, de la mano de Aladín'. Y es que esta mañana se ha presentado el espectáculo en rueda de prensa con los productores y parte del elenco de actores: Paco Iváñez (Aladín), Erika Bleda (Jasmín), Carmen Peinado (Jasmín), Gil Zorrilla (Genio), Aitor Caballer (Jafar) y Héctor Martí (Yago).
Metallica's 40th Anniversary Shows To Stream On-Demand Exclusively On The Coda Collection Metallica's 40th Anniversary Shows To Stream On-Demand Exclusively On The Coda Collection
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Fans who missed Metallica’s pair of 40th anniversary concerts this past weekend can enjoy rebroadcasts of both shows on-demand exclusively on The Coda Collection this Christmas Weekend in the U.S. and on Amazon Prime internationally. Following the initial viewing period, both concerts will return to the The Coda Collection and Prime Video.
JERSEY BOYS is Coming to the Van Wezel in January JERSEY BOYS is Coming to the Van Wezel in January
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys is set to play at the Van Wezel on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
VIDEO: Berry Gordy Talks Legacy on CBS MORNINGS VIDEO: Berry Gordy Talks Legacy on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Motown Records founder and Kennedy Center honoree Berry Gordy helped establish the sound of a generation. He sat down with “CBS Mornings” co-host Nate Burleson to discuss the many artists whose careers he helped launch, including Diana Ross. Watch the new interview now!
Trafalgar Entertainment Releases Statement Asking For Financial Support From The Government For the Theatre Industry Trafalgar Entertainment Releases Statement Asking For Financial Support From The Government For the Theatre Industry
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Dame Rosemary Squire, Joint Chief Executive of Trafalgar Entertainment, has pledged for the Government to act now and offer financial support and compensation to the theatre industry.
Se agotan las entradas de COMPANY en Málaga y llega la nueva temporada de teatro Se agotan las entradas de COMPANY en Málaga y llega la nueva temporada de teatro
by Angeles Diaz on December 21, 2021

Después de agotar todas las entradas disponibles de COMPANY para diciembre, este próximo jueves 23 de diciembre estarán a la venta las entradas de los espectáculos que el Teatro del Soho CaixaBank recoge en su programación en la temporada 2021-2022. Por este motivo, esta mañana ha tenido lugar un desayuno con la prensa en el restaurante Atrezzo en Málaga, donde Antonio Banderas junto a la directora del teatro, Aurora Rosales
VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks New MATRIX Movie VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks New MATRIX Movie
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Neil Patrick Harris appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his role in the upcoming The Matrix Resurrections film. Harris plays the role of The Analyst, therapist to Keanu Reeves' character. The film also stars Jonathan Groff, Priyank Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and more.
VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Billy Porter honored Bette Midler as she received the Kennedy Center Honor with a performance of 'From A Distance.' Melissa Manchester will present Midler with the honor. The tribute will also feature Kelli O'Hara singing 'Wind Beneath My Wings'. Beanie Feldstein and Kate Baldwin will also appear in the tribute.
Photos: Inside Opening Night of BECOMING DR. RUTH Photos: Inside Opening Night of BECOMING DR. RUTH
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Becoming Dr. Ruth, starring Tovah Feldshuh and written by Mark St. Germain, enjoyed a successful evening for its Off-Broadway opening night at Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York on Thursday, December 16.
Under the Radar Announces 'Covers of Covers' Compilation Under the Radar Announces 'Covers of Covers' Compilation
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

The compilation features Alex Lahey, Black Belt Eagle Scout, C Duncan, Cassandra Jenkins, Cults, Girl Ray, Hatchie, James Yorkston, Kevin Drew, Nation of Language, NZCA Lines, Oceantor, Ora the Molecule, Peter, Bjorn and John, Piroshka, Sondre Lerche, Strand of Oaks, and Water From Your Eyes.
Listen: Afra Hines Joins Robert Peterpaul On ART OF KINDNESS Podcast Listen: Afra Hines Joins Robert Peterpaul On ART OF KINDNESS Podcast
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Afra discusses being a Rockette in Radio City's Christmas Spectacular, taking care of her body as a Broadway dancer, acts of kindness from stars like Brian Stokes Mitchell and more.
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Kelly Clarkson Face Off in Lyric Challenge VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Kelly Clarkson Face Off in Lyric Challenge
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

In a recent episode of her hit talk show, Kelly Clarkson was joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda to compete in a lyric challenge. The pair went head to head, performing songs like 'Under the Sea,' 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' and 'Jingle Bells.' Watch the full challenge, hosted by 'American Ninja Warrior' host Matt Iseman, now!
SPITTING IMAGE LIVE Will Make West End Debut Next Year Spoofing Boris Johnson SPITTING IMAGE LIVE Will Make West End Debut Next Year Spoofing Boris Johnson
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

This new stage production will come to the West End in 2022, with dates and venues to be announced at a later date. Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law said that the show is still being written at this time.
Quebec Closes Theatres, Bars, Gyms, and More Amidst Rise in COVID-19 Quebec Closes Theatres, Bars, Gyms, and More Amidst Rise in COVID-19
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Quebec has shut down many indoor public settings as of this week, including theatres. Additional closed businesses include bars, taverns, casinos, gyms and schools. All were closed as of 5 p.m. Monday due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Genius Brands' Kartoon Channel! Launches on JetBlue Genius Brands' Kartoon Channel! Launches on JetBlue
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Shows include Rainbow Rangers, which has been broadcast on Netflix, Nick Jr., HBO MAX, Amazon Prime, Paramount+, and Pluto TV, KC! Pop Quiz, featuring Casey Simpson, star of “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” and Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Chrissie Hynde Announces Holiday Livestream Event Chrissie Hynde Announces Holiday Livestream Event
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Chrissie Hynde & Co. Sing Bob Dylan & Other Songs will see Hynde performing songs from her acclaimed latest album, Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan, alongside classics from Ray Davies, Charles Trenet, Hoagy Carmichael, and her own legendary catalog. Get tickets to the upcoming event now!
VIDEO: Lord Of The Rocking Tiger Release New Christmas Single 'Christmas Won't You Stay?' VIDEO: Lord Of The Rocking Tiger Release New Christmas Single 'Christmas Won't You Stay?'
by Michael Major on December 21, 2021

Practising and jamming weekly, the girls aim to promote their positive messages of anti-bullying and personal confidence which of course are relatable themes for any young teenager.  The Christmas track specifically was made to capture the nostalgic themes of last year, when many of us were not able to spend Christmas with our families. 
ArtsHub Virtual Creative Economy Summit Set For January 2022 ArtsHub Virtual Creative Economy Summit Set For January 2022
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

ArtsHub Virtual Summit: “How To Recover and Thrive” provides support to artists and businesses in the Western Massachusetts Creative Economy, January 10-14, 2022. Theatre Presenters Include: Jeffrey Dreisbach from McCorkle Casting, Kristen Van Ginhoven from WAM Theatre, Daniel Elihu Kramer from Chester Theatre
BWW Review: Portland Stage Perseveres with A CHRISTMAS CAROL BWW Review: Portland Stage Perseveres with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on December 21, 2021

Forced to cancel its holiday production of Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL because of Covid issues, Portland Stage has forged ahead and created a digital-on-demand version to bring some cheer to audiences. The streamlined and re-imagined production, directed by Sally Wood. is captured effectively in Mical Huston’s video editing and serves to keep the Christmas message of this perennial favorite alive.
BWW Feature: WILLIAM SPAAIJ OOK IN DAGBOEK VAN EEN HERDERSHOND at MECC Maastricht! BWW Feature: WILLIAM SPAAIJ OOK IN DAGBOEK VAN EEN HERDERSHOND at MECC Maastricht!
by Chantal Kunst on December 21, 2021

Albert Verlinde Produkties en Toneelgroep Maastricht zijn verheugd vandaag bekend te maken dat William Spaaij vanaf volgend jaar mei ook te zien is in de spektakelmusical Dagboek van een Herdershond. William zal in de voorstelling, te zien in een pop-up-theater in het MECC Maastricht, de rol spelen van Lumens, een collega-kapelaan die een goede vriend wordt van kapelaan Erik Odekerke.
VIDEO: Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster Perform 'Shipoopi' in THE MUSIC MAN VIDEO: Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster Perform 'Shipoopi' in THE MUSIC MAN
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

The Music Man officially began Broadway previews last night, December 20. Hugh Jackman took to Instagram to share a clip from the performance, featuring himself and Sutton Foster performing 'Shipoopi'.
INDECENT Will Be Performed at West Virginia University in 2022 INDECENT Will Be Performed at West Virginia University in 2022
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Indecent by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Vogel’s Indecent charts the history of a contentious drama and the artists who risked their lives and careers to perform it.
JORDI SAVALL & MONTEVERDI Come to Théâtre du Capitole Next Month JORDI SAVALL & MONTEVERDI Come to Théâtre du Capitole Next Month
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Jordi Savall, la Capella Real de Catalunya et le Concert des Nations comptent parmi les plus grands interprètes de la musique ancienne. S’ils ont exploré les répertoires les plus originaux, ils reviennent régulièrement à Monteverdi comme à une inépuisable source d’inspiration.
SEUSSICAL Comes to Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in February SEUSSICAL Comes to Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in February
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that is fun for the entire family!  Favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo!
Chris Cox To Perform Virtual Mind Reading Show CHRIS COX IS VIRTUALLY IN YOUR MIND This Thursday Chris Cox To Perform Virtual Mind Reading Show CHRIS COX IS VIRTUALLY IN YOUR MIND This Thursday
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Broadway, West End and TV star Chris Cox has announced he will be performing a one-off festive performance of his critically acclaimed virtual mind reading show Chris Cox Is Virtually In Your Mind on Thursday 23rd December at 7:45pm GMT.
THE LION KING Performances Cancelled Today at the Buell Theatre THE LION KING Performances Cancelled Today at the Buell Theatre
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Two performances of The Lion King at the Buell Theatre in Denver have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Performances set for today, Tuesday, December 21, at 2pm at 7:30pm, will not go on.  
DACAMERA Will Present Tyshawn Sorey's MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT (AFTERLIFE) in February DACAMERA Will Present Tyshawn Sorey's MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT (AFTERLIFE) in February
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

With the unique ability to experience colors sonically (i.e. synesthesia), Sorey largely drew inspiration from the fourteen canvases created for the Chapel by 20th-century painter Mark Rothko, who also influenced the building's design. Embodying harmony, meditation and art, Monochromatic Life (Afterlife) strives to portray what it means not only to hear music, but also to experience it.
Covid Arms Announces Extra Christmas Performance Covid Arms Announces Extra Christmas Performance
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

The last few weeks have been a downer for everyone so over at The Covid Arms Jess Lea-Wilson, Jake Lea-Wilson and landlady Kiri Pritchard-MacLean, have got together with their mates from the music and comedy industry and decided to put on an extra evening of laughter and entertainment at the UK's best-loved virtual pub.
Northern Ireland Opera Will Present INTO THE WOODS in February Northern Ireland Opera Will Present INTO THE WOODS in February
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Northern Ireland Opera (NI Opera) announces its return to Belfast’s Lyric theatre next February 2022 to stage Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Into The Woods, one of the most iconic and popular shows in the musical theatre canon, richly laden with symbolism, magic and metaphor.
Ryan Raftery's THE TRIAL OF ANDY WARHOL Comes to Joe's Pub in February; Casting Announced Ryan Raftery's THE TRIAL OF ANDY WARHOL Comes to Joe's Pub in February; Casting Announced
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Inspired by the classic film 'It’s A Wonderful Life', Raftery’s latest piece is an irreverent social commentary on modern society as we all feverishly chase our very own 'fifteen minutes of fame.' Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
THE RUBBER MERCHANTS Comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre in January THE RUBBER MERCHANTS Comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre in January
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

In a tragifarce that resonates as much today as it did when it was written fifty years ago, three friends weigh up a life unlived versus risk taking. Yohanan, Bella and Shmuel have average-sized dreams. They want sex, money and love. But is playing it safe really the best way to go about turning them into a reality?
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of ANIMAL FARM Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of ANIMAL FARM
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Rehearsal images are released for the highly anticipated upcoming production of George Orwell’s classic satirical fable, Animal Farm, adapted and directed by the multi award-winning Robert Icke (The Doctor, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oresteia, 1984).
CINDERELLA Returns to The Masque This January CINDERELLA Returns to The Masque This January
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Due to the overwhelming positive response, The Masque and Constantiaberg Theatre Players are proud to announce the extension of the run of Cinderella. Join us in January for some more foot-stomping, magical fun!
Stories On Stage and Buntport Theater Company Present HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL In January Stories On Stage and Buntport Theater Company Present HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL In January
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Stories on Stage collaborates once again with Buntport Theater Company in “High School Confidential.”  The in-person performance is Sunday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, located at 721 Santa Fe Drive. 
Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Comes to Lakewood Theatre Company in January Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Comes to Lakewood Theatre Company in January
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Just after midnight, the famous train is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. When the isolated passengers discover a person stabbed to death they quickly become suspects as the one and only detective Hercule Poirot strives to identify the killer before the murderer strikes again. 
Matt Forde Announces Tour Of CLOWNS TO THE LEFT OF ME, JOKERS TO THE RIGHT Matt Forde Announces Tour Of CLOWNS TO THE LEFT OF ME, JOKERS TO THE RIGHT
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

It was announced today, 21st December, that the UK's leading political comedian Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) is set to embark on his biggest tour to date with a brand-new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right from 8th February 2022 through to 15th May.
East West Players Presents ASSASSINS in February 2022 East West Players Presents ASSASSINS in February 2022
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running Asian American theatre and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, is proud to announce the resuming of in person production with the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins from February 17 through March 20, 2022, with opening night scheduled for Sunday, February 20, 2022, at 5:00pm.
QPAC Appoints Jono Perry as Executive Director – Curatorial QPAC Appoints Jono Perry as Executive Director – Curatorial
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas said Jono Perry was infinitely qualified to take on the important role bringing more than 23 years' experience as a leader, producer and manager in large commercial and leading not-for-profit arts organisations.
POTTED POTTER Postponed at Marcus Performing Arts Center POTTED POTTER Postponed at Marcus Performing Arts Center
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

Marcus Performing Arts Center, Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions announced that due to Covid-19 cases within the London-based cast, meaning that the company cannot travel to the USA in time for opening, performances of Potted Potter scheduled for December 21 – January 2 are being rescheduled to June 7-12 2022.
Hungarian Pianist and Composer HAVASI Makes His UAE Debut With Innovative Concert at Dubai Opera Hungarian Pianist and Composer HAVASI Makes His UAE Debut With Innovative Concert at Dubai Opera
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

After sold-out concerts at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wembley Arena in London, the Sydney Opera House, and countless arena shows in Europe, world-renowned pianist and composer HAVASI will make his UAE debut with an innovative concert of his original compositions at Dubai Opera for one night only on 20 March.
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival Returns in January 2022 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival Returns in January 2022
by Stephi Wild on December 21, 2021

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival returns from 12 to 23 January 2022 with the theme The Helpers, featuring a host of works presented in theatre and online.
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Argenta Community Theatre makes it a family affair BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Argenta Community Theatre makes it a family affair
by Theresa Bertram on December 21, 2021

Adapted by Arkansas playwright Judy B. Goss, produced by Vincent Insalaco, and directed by Jamie Stewart, The Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street, North Little Rock, version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL delighted patrons, as evident to the numerous sold-out shows. After five years of producing this classic, ACT has decided this is the last year (for now) of this adaptation, and I know their fans will be sad to see this tradition go. After all, some actors and families of actors have graced the stage more than once to tell this tale of holiday redemption.
Wake Up With BWW 12/21: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Closes, A STRANGE LOOP Headed For Broadway, and More! Wake Up With BWW 12/21: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Closes, A STRANGE LOOP Headed For Broadway, and More!
by on December 21, 2021

Today's top stories include the first production photo from The Music Man, featuring Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, and the full cast! A Strange Loop is officially headed for Broadway in Spring 2022. It was also announced yesterday that Jagged Little Pill has officially closed following suspended performances due to COVID-19.
BWW Review: CORDUROY at Imagination Stage BWW Review: CORDUROY at Imagination Stage
by Ken Kemp on December 21, 2021

Everybody needs a friend, and finding out if Lisa and Corduroy will become forever friends is theatrical magic.
BWW Interview: Cecily Strong is Searching for Signs of Intelligent Life BWW Interview: Cecily Strong is Searching for Signs of Intelligent Life
by Steve Schonberg on December 21, 2021

Now at The Shed, TV favorite Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live, Schmigadoon!) is leading a search party to find ourselves in Jane Wagner’s famed one-woman show, 'The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.'
2021 Year in Review: Natalie O'Donoghue's Best of 2021 2021 Year in Review: Natalie O'Donoghue's Best of 2021
by Natalie O'Donoghue on December 21, 2021

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue shares her theatre highlights of 2021.
12 Days of Christmas with Michael Urie & Philemon Chambers- Paul McCartney Has a Wonderful Christmastime 12 Days of Christmas with Michael Urie & Philemon Chambers- Paul McCartney Has a Wonderful Christmastime
by Team BWW on December 21, 2021

Christmastime is here at last and BroadwayWorld is continuing our favorite annual tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a 12 Days of Christmas countdown. This year we've invited two stars of stage and screen, Michael Urie and Philemon Chambers, to share some of their most cherished holiday songs and performances.