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BWW Review: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD at Ronin Theatre BWW Review: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD at Ronin Theatre
by Angela Kabasan on May 15, 2022

Ronin Theatre company to present The Playboy of the Western World May 12-29 at the Irish Cultural Center.
BWW Previews: ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL 2022 BWW Previews: ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL 2022
by ETTORE FARRATTINI on May 15, 2022

ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL 2022 PRESENTATO IL PROGRAMMA DELLA PROSSIMA EDIZIONE CHE PREVEDE 80 SPETTACOLI DALL’8 SETTEMBRE AL 20 NOVEMBRE
Free Classical Theatre Takes Over The Battery's Historical Castle Clinton In Shaw's “Saint Joan” Free Classical Theatre Takes Over The Battery's Historical Castle Clinton In Shaw's “Saint Joan”
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Lower Manhattan's Shakespeare Downtown presents eight free performances of George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece, 'Saint Joan,' from June 16-26, 2022 inside the historic walls of Castle Clinton National Monument at The Battery. This timely play, directed by Geoffrey Horne, is based on historical records of the 1431 trial of French military icon and religious martyr Joan of Arc.
Take a Sneak Peek at This Week's TAMRON HALL Guests Take a Sneak Peek at This Week's TAMRON HALL Guests
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Tamron Hall's self-titled talk show has released the guests that will appear on the show in the coming week. Below is the programming for May 16, 2022. Please note: Lineup is subject to change.
VIDEO: Millie Bobby Brown Talks STRANGER THINGS, Pranks, and Games on THE TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: Millie Bobby Brown Talks STRANGER THINGS, Pranks, and Games on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Last night, Millie Bobby Brown stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss the upcoming season four of Stranger Things. The actress stuck around to play 'Box of Lies' with Fallon, as well as a Fruit Rollup eating challenge. In 'Box of Lies', Millie Bobby Brown and Jimmy take turns trying to stump each other about what items are hidden inside their mystery boxes.
Guggenheim Works & Process to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works With Francesca Zambello Guggenheim Works & Process to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works With Francesca Zambello
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Francesca Zambello, the artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Festival, introduces creators and excerpts from the upcoming 2022 festival, which includes a record number of new works: Composer Damien Geter and librettist Lila Palmer’s Holy Ground begins in a dystopian version of the present, in which the messiah has not yet appeared; can a rookie angel persuade a modern girl to take on the task, staving off the apocalypse? 
The Liminal Playhouse to Stage EDWARD GANT'S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS The Liminal Playhouse to Stage EDWARD GANT'S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew announce that The Liminal Playhouse is going out with a bang with its nineteenth Louisville premiere and final production: “Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness” by Anthony Neilson opening May 26. Written in 2008 but set in 1881, this play is the final performance of a Victorian theatre troupe led by an opium addict. An odd combination of melodrama, comedy, and fairy tale, it is a strange, and at times grotesque, exploration of loneliness, love, memory, the ephemeral nature of life and of theatre itself.
Photos: First Look at STRANGER THINGS 4 Season Premiere Photos: First Look at STRANGER THINGS 4 Season Premiere
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Netflix hosted a Global Red Carpet and Premiere Screening event in celebration of “STRANGER THINGS 4” at Netflix Studios in Brooklyn, New York. The screening opened with remarks by: Ted Sarandos and Bela Bajaria of Netflix, followed by Shawn Levy and Matt & Ross Duffer. Afterward, the cast, creators and guests celebrated the series’ premiere at Netflix Studios Brooklyn, closing out the night.
Photos: Inside Look at Disney's NEWSIES at 3-D Theatricals Photos: Inside Look at Disney's NEWSIES at 3-D Theatricals
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

3-D THEATRICALS is finally back and are thrilled to invite you to “Seize the Day” as they present the high-flying NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical conductor is Julie Lamoureux, vocal director is Crystal Barron, choreography by Chaz Wolcott (recreating the original Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli) and directed by T.J. Dawson. NEWSIES will preview on Friday, May 13, 2022 (with a press opening on Saturday, May 14 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive in Cerritos.  
The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN! The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The REV Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for its inaugural production of the 2022 Season – Catch Me If You Can.
Cast Announced For Edinburgh Fringe Festival's 'Lighthouse: An Immersive Drinking Musical' Cast Announced For Edinburgh Fringe Festival's 'Lighthouse: An Immersive Drinking Musical'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The world debut of Emmy award winner Jacki Thrapp's highly-anticipated new show 'Lighthouse: An Immersive Drinking Musical' has announced the first round of cast members for its limited run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The new Irish-American musical full of original catchy drinking songs and unforgettable step dancing numbers opens in Scotland this August.
Non-Televised Award Winners Announced for 2022 Billboard Music Awards Non-Televised Award Winners Announced for 2022 Billboard Music Awards
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Ahead of tonight’s “2022 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs), MRC and NBC announced the first group of winners. The BBMAs honor the year’s top performing artists on the Billboard Charts in 62 categories across all genres of music.
AVENUE Q Comes to Amsterdam's Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis AVENUE Q Comes to Amsterdam's Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis
by Chantal Kunst on May 15, 2022

Happily Ever After Productions will present Avenue Q at Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis from June 24th- July 10th.
Apple TV+ Announces Season Five Premiere Date of CARPOOL KARAOKE: THE SERIES Apple TV+ Announces Season Five Premiere Date of CARPOOL KARAOKE: THE SERIES
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Today Apple TV+ announced that the fifth season of the Emmy Award-winning “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” will premiere globally on Friday, May 27. The stars sharing a car, singing along to their personal playlists, and embarking on adventures this season include Simu Liu & Jessica Henwick;  “White Lotus” costars Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario & Sydney Sweeney; Anitta & Saweetie; Zooey Deschanel & Jonathan Scott, who first met on “Carpool Karaoke;” CM Punk, Britt Baker, Christian Cage, Bryan Danielson, MJF, Will Hobbs and Ruby Soho of All Elite Wrestling; and Marc, Heidi, Dixie and Charli D’Amelio. Additional episodes will debut later this year. 
An Inside Look at the Cooking Channel's Highlights for June
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Cooking Channel sets the table this summer with new special Amazing Graze: Board Games premiering on Friday, June 3rd at 5pmET/2pmPT on Cooking Channel. Hosts David Bromstad and Kelsey Barnard Clark challenge charcuterie board artists for a chance to win a trip to Italy in this all-new one hour special.
Mickey Gilley's Celebration of Life to Be Held on May 27th Mickey Gilley's Celebration of Life to Be Held on May 27th
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

 Family, friends and invited guests will gather on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 1 P.M. CST for Mickey Gilley's 'Celebration of Life' at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre in Branson, Mo. Seating will be reserved for those close to the Gilley family and limited seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium
by Daniel Nolen on May 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld's @danielnolen writes about Rex Orange County's Who Cares? Tour in Queens
Ewan MacFarlane Shares Debut Album, 'All Those Years' Ewan MacFarlane Shares Debut Album, 'All Those Years'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Ewan MacFarlane’s debut solo album ‘Always Everlong’ emerged to a rapturous reception with praise from countless publications including Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, Louder Than War and The Sunday Times, who declared him to be “the best voice in rock this side of the Atlantic.” Now the former frontman of Apollo 440 and The Grim Northern Social shares his brand new single 'All Those Years' as he prepares to release his second album ‘MILK’.
Jamaica's PROJEXX and KONSHENS Team Up for 'Brace It' Jamaica's PROJEXX and KONSHENS Team Up for 'Brace It'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Today, Jamaican genre-blurring dancehall star Projexx returns with the Konshens-assisted “Brace It,” the fast-rising singer’s first new offering of 2022. Listen HERE via Warner Records. Club-ready and instantly catchy, “Brace It” showcases Projexx’s pop instincts and vulnerable lyricism. It might only be May, but this is shaping up to be a Song of the Summer contender. 
MALLRAT Shares Debut Album, 'Butterfly Blue' MALLRAT Shares Debut Album, 'Butterfly Blue'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

 Today, multi-talented artist and performer Mallrat delivers her hotly anticipated debut record Butterfly Blue, out everywhere via Nettwerk. On her debut full-length, Mallrat — aka Grace Shaw — embodies the spirit of its titular creature, but without the delicacy that keeps you at a distance. Over eleven clever and open-hearted tracks, she draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes.
DOUBLE THREAT to Be Available for On Demand Viewing DOUBLE THREAT to Be Available for On Demand Viewing
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

After skimming money from the mob, a beautiful, well-trained fighter, Natasha, finds herself on the run with a kind, naïve accountant Jimmy, whose life is about to get more thrilling than he could ever imagine.
French Trio Hyphen Hyphen Release New Track, 'Don't Wait for Me' French Trio Hyphen Hyphen Release New Track, 'Don't Wait for Me'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Today, award-winning French pop trio Hyphen Hyphen unveil a new single and accompanying music video, “Don’t Wait For Me;” listen/share HERE and watch/share the official video HERE. “Don’t Wait For Me” was co-written with six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette) and mixed by Charlie Holmes (Ed Sheeran).
South London's Gabzy Unveils New EP, 'At The End Of The Night' South London's Gabzy Unveils New EP, 'At The End Of The Night'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

South London’s Gabzy returns today with his delectable new EP At The End Of The Night, released via First Play Ltd. The EP sees Gabzy join forces once again with long-time collaborator Melvitto, in this summer-ready, 5-track project which digs deeper into Gabzy’s psyche, exploring the tension and anxieties he feels under the surface. 
Kassi Ashton Drops 'Dates in Pickup Trucks' Official Music Video Kassi Ashton Drops 'Dates in Pickup Trucks' Official Music Video
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

With a little bit of rock, a hell of a lot of soul, and a throwback R&B groove, Kassi Ashton has crash landed on country radio with her latest song and radio debut, “Dates In Pickup Trucks.” In the official music video, out today, Kassi turns up the heat and the devilry as she sings, “find a little trouble we can get into…” Set in a deserted lot in a nowhere town, Kassi assembles her cast of characters in this backwoods fight club meets pirate radio airwaves takeover.
Murder By Death Share First Single Off of Forthcoming Album, Murder By Death Share First Single Off of Forthcoming Album, "Never Be"
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Murder By Death have shared the first single off of their upcoming album. 'Never Be' is out today ahead of their album, 'Spell/Bound,' which will be out on July 29th. Last month Murder by Death announced the Kickstarter campaign for their forthcoming album Spell/Bound which is being released on July 29. Today they share the first single off the LP, “Never Be” and the band notes, “'Never Be' is a cinematic tell-off song that simmers with a dark and lush energy. Cello and violin weave around a hypnotic finger-picked acoustic in an arrangement that hints at Serge Gainsbourg or Elliott Smith.”
Singer-Songwriter Lauren Monroe Announces Album, Releases New Single and Video Singer-Songwriter Lauren Monroe Announces Album, Releases New Single and Video
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Lauren Monroe - singer, songwriter, and healing artist - announces her third album, Messages from Aphrodite, with the release of the new single, “If You Want.” Co-produced by Monroe with the renowned Jim Scott, “If You Want” features a guest performance from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Allen, drummer of Def Leppard, and Monroe’s husband and frequent collaborator.
Gerry Beckley, Co-Founder of 'America,' Releases Title Track to Upcoming LP Gerry Beckley, Co-Founder of 'America,' Releases Title Track to Upcoming LP
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Gerry Beckley, the illustrious singer, songwriter, performer and co-founder of legendary band America, releases his new single, the album’s title track - “Aurora” - today!  The song is culled from his fourth solo album for Blue Élan Records set for release on July 1, 2022. Pre-orders are available now. “Aurora” is available today on all streaming services.  
David Knudson Shares Debut Solo LP, 'THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO CHANGE IS EVERYTHING' David Knudson Shares Debut Solo LP, 'THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO CHANGE IS EVERYTHING'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

David Knudson officially releases his new LP The Only Thing You Have to Change is Everything  out today via Platoon/Seawall. The 10-track LP traverses Knudson’s dizzying riffage and energized instrumentation while excising the full-band format in favor of intricately layered guitar, bold programmed beats. Along with the album’s release, Knudson is also sharing a new video for the album’s intro track “Varv,” which finds Knudson collaborating with director Adam CK Vollick. The bright, warped visuals match the intense instrumental track reflecting Knudson’s journey towards newfound sobriety. 
Raleigh-Based Alternative Band The Connells Release Acoustic EP Raleigh-Based Alternative Band The Connells Release Acoustic EP
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Today, the internationally celebrated, Raleigh-based alternative band The Connells  released an acoustic EP, reinterpreting four tracks from their acclaimed album Steadman’s Wake. The album, which was released in September to wide praise, marked the end of a 20-year recording hiatus for the band. Recorded at the bands practice space by long time live engineer Tim Harper (Alejandro Escovedo, Whiskeytown, Queen Sarah Saturday), the Steadman’s Wake Acoustic EP showcases the softer sound in which guitarist and vocalist Mike Connell wrote the songs while still highlighting the immediacy of songs like 'Steadman's Wake' and 'Song For Duncan.' 
Mexican Dogs Drop Self-Titled EP Via Fretstore Records Mexican Dogs Drop Self-Titled EP Via Fretstore Records
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Liverpool rockers Mexican Dogs release their self-titled EP via Fretstore Records. STREAM IN FULL HERE. They have also released a new single, 'When It's Gone.' LISTEN HERE. Thundering through a riotous blend of fuzzy reverb, vintage-tinted guitar lines, heady instrumentals and booming vocals, “When It’s Gone” is the latest offering from rambunctious Liverpool trio Mexican Dogs.
Kendrick Lamar's THE BIG STEPPERS Tour to Head to Belmont Park's UBS Arena Kendrick Lamar's THE BIG STEPPERS Tour to Head to Belmont Park's UBS Arena
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Kendrick Lamar takes the global stage once again for The Big Steppers Tour. For all shows in the US, the first tickets to The Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers Tour will be available to Cash App customers via an exclusive ticket presale.
Producer Jauz to Embark on BITE THIS! BLOCK PARTY TOUR Producer Jauz to Embark on BITE THIS! BLOCK PARTY TOUR
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Label founder and acclaimed producer Jauz announces his 21-date Bite This! Block Party tour with Mamitas Tequila Seltzer, bringing his unique curatorial vision to the stage with some of the hottest rising acts in dance music. Showcasing a variety of talent and genres, the tour will see Jauz joined by friends like Barilan, Brody, Ghastly’s mysterious new project Ghengar, Habstrakt, Holy Goof, Jessica Audifred, Kittens, Moore Kismet, Skepsis, Space Laces, and Vampa, with more artists yet to be announced. Celebrating five years of Bite This!, this block party is one you won’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale May 13th.
Shea's Performing Arts Center and the National Tour of AIN'T TOO PROUD Release Joint Statement on Buffalo Shooting Shea's Performing Arts Center and the National Tour of AIN'T TOO PROUD Release Joint Statement on Buffalo Shooting
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The following is jointly issued on behalf of the First National Tour of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations and Shea’s Performing Arts Center, where Ain’t Too Proud is currently playing at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre through May 15, 2022.
Drama Desk Awards to Be Announced by Author and Activist George Takei Drama Desk Awards to Be Announced by Author and Activist George Takei
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced by actor, author, civil rights activist and influencer, George Takei, on Monday, May 16, with the top four categories announced live on Spectrum News NY1 at 4 p.m. ET.  Takei will join NY1 anchor Ruschell Boone and “On Stage” host Frank DiLella to announce the nominations for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Revival of a Play. Following the live announcement, the complete list of Drama Desk Awards nominations will be available on dramadeskawards.com. 
Photos: Micky Dolenz and Felix Cavaliere Bring 'THE LEGENDS LIVE!' to the Patchogue Theatre Photos: Micky Dolenz and Felix Cavaliere Bring 'THE LEGENDS LIVE!' to the Patchogue Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy on May 15, 2022

Last night, Saturday, May 14th at 8pm, Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) and Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) teamed up for a joint concert, 'The Legends Live!' Cavaliere is a member of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame. He has three songs that were Number 1 hits, and many others within the top fifty. Micky Dolenz has won two Emmys. With The Monkees, he has earned four Grammy nominations and released many songs that were in the top fifty on the charts.  
Winners Announced for 2022 JUNO Awards Opening Night Winners Announced for 2022 JUNO Awards Opening Night
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) honoured artists and industry leaders at the helm of Canada’s music scene tonight at the 2022 JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Ontario Creates, which took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Co-hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe (CBC Music’s The Block) and Ann Pornel (The Great Canadian Baking Show), the renowned industry event saw five show-stopping performances and the presentation of 41 JUNO Awards, along with The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, the Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada and the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award Presented by Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation.
Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks to Drop Fourth Album, 'Signature' Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks to Drop Fourth Album, 'Signature'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Since her captivating debut in 2009, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks has displayed a gift for inhabiting different personas, with a subspecialty in film- noir inspired femmes fatale. On this - Signature (Rhombus Records) - her fourth album, she embraces the most challenging role of all, defining herself with a set of beautifully crafted original songs. Her evocative lyrics and emotionally direct delivery imbue the music with hard-won authenticity. Whether looking back with wry affection on her walk-on-the-wild-side youth or lamenting a lost love, Brooks brings bracing honesty and poise to the material.
Flutist Andrea Brachfeld & Insight to Release New Album, 'Evolution' Flutist Andrea Brachfeld & Insight to Release New Album, 'Evolution'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Flutist, spoken word artist, and performer Andrea Brachfeld is set to release a new album inspired by giving back to children, Evolution, with Insight, which includes musicians Bill O'Connell and Harvie S, and Jason Tiemann. The release is set for May 20th. A portion of the album's proceeds will be donated to a designated children's organization.
Noontime Concerts Return to Old St. Mary's Cathedral with Free Live Music Noontime Concerts Return to Old St. Mary's Cathedral with Free Live Music
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

NOONTIME CONCERTS, which provides free live musical performances at Old St. Mary's Cathedral (660 California St., San Francisco) on Tuesdays at lunchtime (12:30 pm), has returned to presenting monthly live concerts, after the pandemic forced live concerts to be discontinued. Currently Noontime Concerts has scheduled two concerts in May, three in June, and three in July. www.noontimeconcerts.org (Spring/Summer Programs below.)
VIDEO: Lionel Richie Talks Decades Long Career and More on CBS Sunday Morning VIDEO: Lionel Richie Talks Decades Long Career and More on CBS Sunday Morning
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Lionel Richie stopped by CBS Sunday Morning to talk with anchor Kelefa Sanneh about receiving the 2022 Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, his decades long career, and more.
KT Sullivan Hosts High School American Songbook Competition at Laurie Beechman Theater KT Sullivan Hosts High School American Songbook Competition at Laurie Beechman Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff on May 15, 2022

 KT Sullivan, Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation hosted the finals of The 5th Adela & Larry Elow American Songbook High School Competition yesterday in the Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe. The competition prize money was endowed by Board Members Adela and Larry Elow to encourage teenagers to learn and perform The Great American Songbook, which was composed between the years 1900-1970.
VIDEO: SNL's Michael Che Talks Standup and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING VIDEO: SNL's Michael Che Talks Standup and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

This morning, CBS Sunday Morning anchor Tony Dokoupil talked with comedian Michael Che about his SNL career, standup, controversy, and more. CBS Sunday Morning features stories on the arts, music, nature, entertainment, sports, history, science and Americana, and highlights unique human accomplishments and achievements. Check local listings for CBS Sunday Morning broadcast times.
Photos: First Look at the Opening of Lincoln Center's SUMMER FOR THE CITY Photos: First Look at the Opening of Lincoln Center's SUMMER FOR THE CITY
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Yesterday, Saturday, May 14th marked the opening of Lincoln Center's 'Summer for the City,' kicking off over 300 free concerts, dance, and theater performances, comedy and film nights, and more through August, with select and Choose-What-You -Pay performances.
Photos: Inside Look at Billboard MusicCon Concert Day 2 Photos: Inside Look at Billboard MusicCon Concert Day 2
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Last night, May 14, Billboard MusicCon continued day two of the inaugural event with a headlining performance by GRAMMY Award-winning musical powerhouse Ty Dolla $ign. The concert, presented by Smirnoff, kicked off with Ty’s feature on the #1 hit “Hot Girl Summer” by Megan Thee Stallion.
New York Philharmonic to Take Residency at Usedom Music Festival, Filling Nazi Weapons Site with Music by Jewish Composers New York Philharmonic to Take Residency at Usedom Music Festival, Filling Nazi Weapons Site with Music by Jewish Composers
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The New York Philharmonic is set to take up residency at the Usedom Music Festival, once the secretive home of the Third Reich's rocket and nuclear development program. Andre Previn and his family escaped the Nazis. His music will now be played where Hitler's regime tested its weapons.
Photos: Ellis Island Honors Society Hosts 35th Annual Awards Ceremony Photos: Ellis Island Honors Society Hosts 35th Annual Awards Ceremony
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

View photos as the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) hosted the 35th Annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony, where 85 medalists were recognized for their leadership and service within their communities and professions while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. The black-tie gala was held in Ellis Island’s Great Hall, the original registry room and gateway for 12 million immigrants to the U.S.
The Conejo Improv Players to Stage New Production, The Conejo Improv Players to Stage New Production, "Game Name"
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The Conejo Improv Players, the longest-running improv show in the Conejo Valley, is trying something new... again. The team known for “The Improv Wheel of Doom,” “Two Detectives” and a game using live mousetraps has developed a new format yet again. 
BWW Review: Rina Sawayama at Terminal 5 BWW Review: Rina Sawayama at Terminal 5
by Daniel Nolen on May 15, 2022

@danielnolen writes about seeing Rina Sawayama's final show of her Dynasty tour.
Two BIPOC Theatre Companies Collaborate With NYPD to Present New Play Two BIPOC Theatre Companies Collaborate With NYPD to Present New Play
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

This is an unprecedented collaboration in theatre. New Professional Theatre and Blackberry Productions have partnered with the New York Police Department (NYPD) on the COPP Project. Commonalities, Opposites, Partners, Peace (COPP) is a project that will demonstrate what a powerful tool theatre can play in healing and transforming disparate communities. The play has been developed through personal interviews and facilitated workshops with youth and police officers.
Perla de la Rosa Receives Juan Ruíz de Alarcón National Playwright Award 2022 Perla de la Rosa Receives Juan Ruíz de Alarcón National Playwright Award 2022
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (Inbal), through the National Coordination of Literature (CNL), together with the Government of the state of Guerrero and its Ministry of Culture, delivered this Saturday the Juan Ruiz de Alarcón 2022 National Playwright Award to the actress, playwright and activist Perla de la Rosa, in recognition of her uninterrupted cultural work for more than four decades.
Trans Entertainment Guild Stages THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at The Players Theatre Trans Entertainment Guild Stages THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at The Players Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

 Never more timely, Trans Entertainment Guild presents a unique creative team and cast, in a concert reading of “The Civility of Albert Cashier” at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC, now through June 5th, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and on Sundays at 2 p.m.  Albert D. J. Cashier is a brave and heroic soldier in the Civil War. 
BECOMING GRANDMA KAT Returns to Orlando Fringe 2022 BECOMING GRANDMA KAT Returns to Orlando Fringe 2022
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

Keith Banks Jr. announces the return of Becoming Grandma Kat as part of The Orlando Fringe's International Theater at The Renaissance Theatre (Teal Venue). Live, in-person performances will be May 21st- May 22nd & May 27th-May 28th. By following the story of a rising social media influencer whom was involved in pyramid scheme. As a result, he is placed in the Witness Protection Program (WITSEC) after witnessing a crime, this hilarious spoof will have audiences falling in love with Grandma Kat again and again.
Winners Announced for 2022 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors Winners Announced for 2022 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

The Collaborative School of the Arts at Proctors congratulates the winners of this year’s High School Musical Theatre Awards in partnership with The Broadway League and presented by the Times Union. View all the nominees and winners from the greater Capital Region of New York State.
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre Announces Remainder Of 2022 Concert Season Jennie T. Anderson Theatre Announces Remainder Of 2022 Concert Season
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

While many theatre organizations are completing their 2021-2022 seasons, the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre's third year of productions is just getting started. Their five-concert Overture Series runs from January to December. Consisting of streaming and in-person concerts, they've chosen to release their titles one show at a time.
Performance Lineup Announced for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Performance Lineup Announced for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

According to WhatsOnStage, the full lineup for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee has been announced. The 90 minute celebration is set to air tonight at 8pm via ITV. Stage and screen performers are set to take the stage, set on Windsor Castle grounds. Keala Settle from film's 'The Greatest Showman' and Broadway's Waitress will perform 'Sing' by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Gary Barlow. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Weber have been collaborating on a special project that has not yet been revealed. Read more about the project here. 
Alan Rickman's Diaries Are Set to Be Published In One Book Alan Rickman's Diaries Are Set to Be Published In One Book
by Marissa Tomeo on May 15, 2022

According to The Guardian, the late actor Alan Rickman's twenty seven diaries are set to be published in one book. Canongate publishing now has the rights, and the work is set to be published in the fall of this year. The book, now titled 'The Diaries of Alan Rickman' encompasses over twenty five years of the actor's personal writings, including discussions about his career and personal life. The entries began in the first half of the 1990s and continued until his death in 2016. Rickman began the diaries with the intention that they would be published one day. 
BWW Review: A Soaring, Powerful TITANIC THE MUSICAL at the Manatee Players BWW Review: A Soaring, Powerful TITANIC THE MUSICAL at the Manatee Players
by Peter Nason on May 15, 2022

No matter how much you know about the Titanic disaster, the musical grounds the story, humanizes it, and you leave the theatre an emotional wreck.
Jason Robert Brown Plays FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Jason Robert Brown Plays FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
by Stephen Sorokoff on May 15, 2022

Even though they are not related, there must be a common music DNA molecule that exists in George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Billy Joel, that was also passed on to Jason Robert Brown. His performance last night at Feinstein’s/54 Below encompassed some of the creative talents of all of those musical giants. Jason Robert Brown, the composer, the arranger,  the lyricist, the pianist, and the singer, was on the stage of Feinstein’s/54 Below with nine (yes, nine) great musicians, plus vocalists Anastasia Talley and Cheeyang Ng. 
BWW Interview: Harter Clingman talks about bringing COME FROM AWAY back to San Diego with the national tour BWW Interview: Harter Clingman talks about bringing COME FROM AWAY back to San Diego with the national tour
by E.H. Reiter on May 15, 2022

Interview with Harter Clingman, who plays police officer Oz Fudge in COME FROM AWAY. He talks about what it’s like to perform this show, the real-life people they portray on stage, and bringing the show back to San Diego.  COME FROM AWAY is playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre from Broadway San Diego from May 17th- to May 22nd.
BWW Review: ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK SPRING CONCERT at Carnegie Hall BWW Review: ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK SPRING CONCERT at Carnegie Hall
by Joanna Barouch on May 15, 2022

Bible stories are not always the easiest to listen to, and sometimes have the net effect of putting the listener to sleep. When Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) was inspired to write about the life of the prophet Elijah, however, he took the story to the next level
BWW Review: BRONTË is a Compelling Night of Theatre BWW Review: BRONTË is a Compelling Night of Theatre
by Sarah Dussome on May 15, 2022

The most mysterious sisters in literary history take to centre stage.
Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On A LETTER FOR MOLLY
by Jade Kops on May 15, 2022

A Letter for Molly follows artist Renee as she explores and reflects on the family relationship ladder. From her contemplation of unexpected motherhood, up the generational steps to her connection with great grandmother. Her journey discoveries the intricacies of womanhood, culture, identity and the daughter -mother bond.
BWW Feature: 'Now's the Time' to see HALLELUJAH, BABY! at Haddonfield Plays & Players BWW Feature: 'Now's the Time' to see HALLELUJAH, BABY! at Haddonfield Plays & Players
by Amber Kusching on May 15, 2022

Now’s the time! Get out of your room, grab your favorite beverage, and head over to Haddonfield Plays & Players’ production of Hallelujah, Baby! playing May 20th through June 4th in Haddonfield, NJ.
BWW Review: VENUS IN FURS at Atwater Village Theater BWW Review: VENUS IN FURS at Atwater Village Theater
by Evan Henerson on May 15, 2022

The lady is four-alarm hot; the man, her plaything. The script is literate and cruelly funny, a simultaneous homage to its salacious source and to the craft and vagaries of live theater. Got your stole? Very good. So who out there is game for some kick-ass kink?
BWW Review: LESSON IN FORGETTING from Pleiades Theatre Makes Much of Memory BWW Review: LESSON IN FORGETTING from Pleiades Theatre Makes Much of Memory
by Ilana Lucas on May 15, 2022

What are the essential qualities that make people who they are? What are the ties that bind us together, emotionally and physically? Is memory crucial to continuing a relationship, or does love conquer all? These are some of the questions asked in LESSON IN FORGETTING, Emma Haché’s heart-wrenching play that is getting its English-language premiere from Pleiades Theatre at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.
BWW Review: COPING WITH AUTUMN: A Hot Take on Mental Health at Arts For Lawrence BWW Review: COPING WITH AUTUMN: A Hot Take on Mental Health at Arts For Lawrence
by The Marriage Matinee on May 15, 2022

Coping With Autumn considers the strength of human nature and is brutal challenged during the production. The question arises about what we will uncover after apprehension, violence, and hopelessness have taken their toll on Autumn.
BWW Interview: Leslie Broecker on the 2022/2023 Season: “A SMORGASBORD” BWW Interview: Leslie Broecker on the 2022/2023 Season: “A SMORGASBORD”
by The Marriage Matinee on May 15, 2022

We always have such fun with our Broadway interviews, but it is a special treat to get some backstage, behind-closed-doors insight into the inner workings of Broadway Across America. We had just such an opportunity when we spoke with Leslie Broecker, President of Broadway Across America Midwest. She offered us a fresh perspective on this season’s selections and where she sees Broadway going in a (hopefully) post-pandemic world.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Giants Can Be Good in Into The Woods & Artist and Subject Fight For Control of the Narrative in Shooting Celebrities Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Giants Can Be Good in Into The Woods & Artist and Subject Fight For Control of the Narrative in Shooting Celebrities
by Michael Dale on May 15, 2022

Three plays where what seems like the truth might be a subjective point of view.
BWW Showstoppers! How MRS. DOUBTFIRE Star Rob McClure Is Throwing Audiences for a 'Loop' BWW Showstoppers! How MRS. DOUBTFIRE Star Rob McClure Is Throwing Audiences for a 'Loop'
by A.A. Cristi on May 15, 2022

Behind the scenes on 'About Time' from Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway straight from Rob McClure. In BroadwayWorld's Showstoppers series, we're unpacking what goes into creating and performing some of Broadway's most ovation-worthy numbers.
VIDEO: Meet DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Zachary Noah Piser on Backstage with Richard Ridge VIDEO: Meet DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Zachary Noah Piser on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge on May 15, 2022

Watch as Richard Ridge catches up with Broadway's newest Evan Hansen, Zachary Noah Piser.