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BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Shakespeare Theatre Company BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts on May 22, 2022

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Our Town is a triumphant production of vitality, and consequence. Thornton Wilder’s classic—a work that captures the universal experience of being alive—takes on new resonance and depth in the capable hands of an extraordinary ensemble. This play is immediate—one to see and share and talk about.
BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison on May 22, 2022

Somewhere on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna sits a little diner across from a service station where the pie is fresh, the beer is cold, and the gas is cheap (if that’s even possible these days). Such is the setting for the Off-Broadway hit musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. And in its latest production of this feel-good musical, The Winter Park Playhouse delivers a toe-tapping, knee slapping good time.
ALL THE LONELY WOMEN at Rattlestick Theater ALL THE LONELY WOMEN at Rattlestick Theater
by Julieta Sverdlick on May 22, 2022

ALL THE LONELY WOMEN at Rattlestick Theater, June 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the The Global Forms Theater Festival
BWW Review: SEX, GUNS, AND VODKA Intoxicates with Intimacy and Inner Turmoil BWW Review: SEX, GUNS, AND VODKA Intoxicates with Intimacy and Inner Turmoil
by Emily Short on May 22, 2022

The Classics Theatre Project's Joey Folsom adapts and directs Anton Chekhov's untitled first play, giving it the name it deserves–Sex, Guns, and Vodka. Buy a ticket and raise a glass to this rejuvenation of a classic. The Margo Jones Theatre May 20-June 11.
VIDEO: Watch 'Open Relations,' a Dance Film About Gay Relationships VIDEO: Watch 'Open Relations,' a Dance Film About Gay Relationships
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

The Broadway and LGBTQ communities are coming together to celebrate bringing open relationships out of the closet with a dance film short!  In the film you will see a gay couple sharing their lives with multiple partners in a joyful and harmonious way. The approach to the film is light, playful and even humorous at times while still honoring the depth and heart of the content. 
BWW Interview: Drew Gasparini of THE KARATE KID - THE MUSICAL at STAGES St. Louis BWW Interview: Drew Gasparini of THE KARATE KID - THE MUSICAL at STAGES St. Louis
by James Lindhorst on May 22, 2022

Drew Gasparini is a composer who has been writing Broadway scores for more than a decade-and-a-half. He shared that in mid-2018 the producers from Gorgeous Entertainment were reaching out to his agents asking about his interest in submitting songs for a new musical production of The Karate Kid. 
SMASH: THE MUSICAL Has First Reading; Teases Future Broadway Run SMASH: THE MUSICAL Has First Reading; Teases Future Broadway Run
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Today, composer Marc Shaiman shared via Facebook post that the first reading of 'SMASH- The Musical' took place on Friday, May 20th. The musical is centered around the hit NBC television show, which has a successful two season run back in 2012. 
Photos: Inside Look at The 2nd Annual Biggie Dinner Gala Photos: Inside Look at The 2nd Annual Biggie Dinner Gala
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Presented by Lexus and Pepsi, Lil Kim honored the iconic rapper in true New York City fashion with a star studded event that paid homage to B.I.G. The biggest names in hip hop gathered last night, Friday May 20th, 2022 to celebrate what would be Biggie’s 50th birthday. The 2nd Annual Biggie Dinner Gala at Guastavino's (409 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022)  honored Biggie’s legacy with a star studded black tie gala and concert with performances of Biggie’s most insatiable hits.
VIDEO: First Look at Léa Mysius' THE FIVE DEVILS VIDEO: First Look at Léa Mysius' THE FIVE DEVILS
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

A trailer has been released for THE FIVE DEVILS, a film by Léa Mysius (Ava) that stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Sally Dramé. Vicky (newcomer Sally Dramé), a strange and solitary little girl, has a magical gift: she can reproduce any scent she finds, which she bottles in an assortment of carefully labeled jars. One of those scents belongs to her mother, Joanne (Palme d'Or-winner Adèle Exarchopoulos), to whom Vicky feels an almost obsessive attachment.
BWW Review: HAMILTON at Des Moines Performing Arts BWW Review: HAMILTON at Des Moines Performing Arts
by DC Felton on May 22, 2022

One of the great things about theatre is the stories it allows us to tell. It doesn't seem like it would work when you first hear the story 'Hamilton' and how it is being told. The show has proved that wrong since 2015 since it took New York and then the country by storm. When it first came to Des Moines in 2018, it sold out within just a few hours. 'Hamilton' made its triumphant return to Des Moines on May 17 for another limited run through June 5. While tickets are still available, the nightly audiences have been packed.
Sigala Teams Up with Talia Mar for 'Stay the Night' Sigala Teams Up with Talia Mar for 'Stay the Night'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Buoyant synths and soaring vocals from Talia Mar are anchored by the iconic sound of Sigala in his latest single, “Stay The Night,” out May 20th. The producer debuts the song of the summer in the effervescent and emotional house track, a high-energy romp that showcases the beloved style of Sigala’s classic production.
Biblioteka Announces New Album, Releases Single and Video for 'Tick Tock' Biblioteka Announces New Album, Releases Single and Video for 'Tick Tock'
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Today, Biblioteka announce their forthcoming album, Pretty Ugly (due June 24 via Freakout Records), alongside the release of its first single, 'Tick Tock.' Biblioteka’s Pretty Ugly chronicles the band’s personal experiences during the pandemic. 'Tick Tock' and 'Waiting For Nothing' explore feelings of paranoia due to isolation and drug use. The band was inspired to write 'Where Did We Go Wrong' after surviving an attack from a knife-wielding man in an alleyway. The song took on a new meaning when Robins’ family was in Ukraine in the midst of the invasion. The band digresses with anti-capitalist rock anthems 'Corporate Whore' and Los Microwaves' cover 'TV In My Eye.'
Four Time Grammy Winner Aimee Mann Headlines 5th Annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert Four Time Grammy Winner Aimee Mann Headlines 5th Annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

The 5th Annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert, Presented by Gibson is coming this Sunday, May 22 to The Novo in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate influential musicians in music and raise funds and awareness for life-saving women’s health research.
WINGSPACE THEATRICAL DESIGN Presents Free Virtual Salon for Emerging Designers During Design Week WINGSPACE THEATRICAL DESIGN Presents Free Virtual Salon for Emerging Designers During Design Week
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

As part of its free virtual salon series, Wingspace Theatrical Design in partnership with Design Week will present a conversation on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00pm ET with Natalie Robin, Meghan Finn, David 'Dstew' Stewart, and Twi McCallum.
VIDEO: Watch Natasha Lyonne's SNL Monologue VIDEO: Watch Natasha Lyonne's SNL Monologue
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Natasha Lyonne hosted yesterday's episode of Saturday Night Live, the season 47 Finale. The show marked the last episode for four long-term cast members: Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Kate McKinnon.
American Theater Group to Stage ALL OVER THE MAP American Theater Group to Stage ALL OVER THE MAP
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s professional theater company celebrating its tenth season, will present All Over the Map, an autobiographical one-man show performed by Bill Bowers, about his 30 years on the road performing in 26 countries, on Broadway, in the White House --and in the finest grade school cafeterias. The show begins previews June 9th, opens on June 11th and runs through June 18th, at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ. 
VIDEO: Watch SNL's Pete Davidson Say Goodbye to SNL on Weekend Update VIDEO: Watch SNL's Pete Davidson Say Goodbye to SNL on Weekend Update
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Pete Davidson appeared on Weekend Update for the final time as a Saturday Night Live cast member last night, Saturday, May 21st. Yesterday's episode also marked the end of Season 47 for the long-running sketch comedy show.
Vancouver Pop-Punks Chief State Share New Single and Video Off of Upcoming LP Vancouver Pop-Punks Chief State Share New Single and Video Off of Upcoming LP
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Vancouver, BC pop-punks Chief State have released another new single titled 'Out For Me,' off their upcoming and long-awaited debut full-length 'Waiting For Your Colours,' set for release via Mutant League Records on July 1.
BWW Review: RIVERWOOD at Langston And Seattle Public Theater BWW Review: RIVERWOOD at Langston And Seattle Public Theater
by Jay Irwin on May 22, 2022

In a joint production between Langston and Seattle Public Theater, local playwright Andrew Lee Creech brings us the World Premiere of his play “Riverwood”. A play that tackles some seriously tough and topical subjects affecting underdeveloped neighborhoods and people of color and that contains some wonderful writing and moments but unfortunately lacks focus and a main storyline to carry it all through.
Kurt Cobain's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Guitar Sells for $5,000,000 Kurt Cobain's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Guitar Sells for $5,000,000
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Julien's Auctions' blockbuster three-day music auction event MUSIC ICONS held on Friday, May 20th, Saturday, May 21st, and Sunday, May 22nd 2022 culminated today in the highly anticipated sale of the mythic electric guitar that changed music and the world: Kurt Cobain's 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar played in Nirvana's breakthrough hit and landmark 1991 music video, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
Alex Chapman Drops Dance-Pop Hit, 'Horsey,' Featuring Kim Petras Alex Chapman Drops Dance-Pop Hit, 'Horsey,' Featuring Kim Petras
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Dance-pop artist and DJ Alex Chapman has released his new single “HORSEY” featuring pop sensation Kim Petras. PRESS HERE to listen to “HORSEY ft. Kim Petras,” a surefire club banger and tongue-in-cheek anthem which is as much a response to smash club hits such as Duck Sauce’s “Barbara Streisand” as it is a love letter to queerness.
Mayday Parade Releases New Track, 'Losing My Mind,' Ahead of UK Tour Mayday Parade Releases New Track, 'Losing My Mind,' Ahead of UK Tour
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Alternative mainstay Mayday Parade have shared their new single “Losing My Mind,” ahead of the band’s self-titled 11-year anniversary UK tour which starts May 31 in Nottingham. The track, produced by multi-Platinum music producers Zack Odom & Kenneth Mount, is an outtake from the band’s 2021 studio album What It Means To Fall Apart. 
What to Expect from MASTERS OF ILLUSION This Week What to Expect from MASTERS OF ILLUSION This Week
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will present Week Eight of its Eighth Anniversary on The CW Network with back-to-back episodes airing on Saturday, May 28, 2022 9/8 Central. Hosted by Dean Cain, MASTERS OF ILLUSIONÒ features amazing magic performed by 43 cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines — all in front of a studio audience.
Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun visited J. Elijah Cho's 'Mr. Yunioshi.' Ms. Oh is best known to South Korean television fans for her roles in the weekend drama 'Three Brothers', the daily drama 'Smile Again', the sitcom 'Living Among the Rich, the entertainment industry satire 'The King of Dramas', and the supernatural police procedural 'Cheo Yong.' 
BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Benedum Center Rocks the House BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Benedum Center Rocks the House
by Greg Kerestan on May 22, 2022

Des McAnuff's slick docudrama production style may not be anything new, but it still works like a charm.
Anthony Roth Costanzo to Be Honored at New-York Historical Society's Annual History Makers Gala
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

The New-York Historical Society will present the 2022 History Makers Award to opera superstar, arts innovator, and civic leader Anthony Roth Costanzo for his achievements in the performing arts and for his activism. The gala will take place on October 6, 2022, at New-York Historical’s Central Park West home. Pam Schafler, chair emerita of New-York Historical’s Board of Trustees, will be honored with the 1804 Founders Medal for Distinguished Service. Renowned historian and Pulitzer prize-winning author Jon Meacham will deliver the keynote address.
Volkstheater's Samouil Stoyanov Wins Alfred Kerr Actor Award Volkstheater's Samouil Stoyanov Wins Alfred Kerr Actor Award
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

The Volkshtheater has won another award at the 59th Berlin Theater Meeting. This year, the EUR 5,000 Alfred Kerr Actors' Prize goes to Volkstheater ensemble member Samouil Stoyanov for his performance in the production 'humanistää!' directed by Claudia Bauer. (Claudia Bauer received 3rd prize for this.) Actress Valery Cheplanowa, juror for this year's Alfred Kerr Actors' Prize, made her decision after seeing the ten productions invited to the 59th Theatertreffen.
Accentuate The Positive with The Great American Songbook at Jazz at the Ballroom Accentuate The Positive with The Great American Songbook at Jazz at the Ballroom
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Jazz at the Ballroom invites audiences to Accentuate the Positive this spring by sharing the music that kept America company in the early 20th century. On May 28 and 29, 2022, non-profit Jazz at the Ballroom (JATB) comes to Peter Norton Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia in New York with an evening of the unforgettable music that grew up with the Greatest Generation.
YES Management Shares Changes to Tour Lineup YES Management Shares Changes to Tour Lineup
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Due to current health issues Alan White will not be taking part on the forthcoming 50th Anniversary Close to the Edge UK Tour. Alan was really looking forward to playing live again preparing to celebrate 50 years with Yes, having joined the band for the July 1972 Close to the Edge Tour, coming full circle in 2022.  Alan’s close friend Jay Schellen will be taking on drumming duties in Alan’s place.     
An Tobar and Mull Theatre to Stage IN THE WEEDS An Tobar and Mull Theatre to Stage IN THE WEEDS
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

An Tobar and Mull Theatre is delighted to be taking its new play In The Weeds by Joseph Wilde around the UK before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland showcase.
Vintage Theatre to Present BLACKADEMICS Vintage Theatre to Present BLACKADEMICS
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Two female African-American scholars arrive for their coveted dinner reservation at a select café. But what starts as a celebration, quickly takes a hilarious and raucous turn. Banter turns to debate, and debate into battle as the women figuratively and literally vie for a seat at the table
Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB AND & ALL THAT JAZZ! to The Bradstan Cabaret Fest Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB AND & ALL THAT JAZZ! to The Bradstan Cabaret Fest
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

KAREN MASON opens THE BRADSTAN CABARET FEST!  On MAY 29, 2022 at 8 PM for one night only, with her show KANDER & EBB…AND ALL THAT JAZZ! Karen Mason shares her love of songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb in her new show, Kander & Ebb…And All That Jazz!  As one of the original stars of the off-Broadway production of And The World Goes ‘Round, Mason has a personal connection to these legends and their music. A night of unforgettable stories, laughter, and music, Including “Ring Them Bells,”  “My Coloring Book,” and “Go Back Home.”  This new show highlights Mason’s vocal prowess, charisma, and overall versatility. Her storytelling is as stellar as her vocals.
BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre
by Korey Beyersdorf on May 22, 2022

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love. Between the megawatt musical numbers, stunning dance performances and breathtaking sets and costumes, there is something for everyone in this show. This was an all-around good time, and if you can score a ticket, expect to have a great night at the theatre.
Arts in Motion to Stage SHREK: THE MUSICAL at the Instructional Performing Arts Center Arts in Motion to Stage SHREK: THE MUSICAL at the Instructional Performing Arts Center
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Here ye! Here ye! Lord Farquaad summons all of his citizens to come see Shrek The Musical! The show is double cast. The Duloc cast performs on May 27th at 7pm and May 28th at 2pm. The Swamp cast performs on May 26th at 7pm and May 28th at 7pm. 
British Consulate-General New York Announces Plans and Performers for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee British Consulate-General New York Announces Plans and Performers for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Superstar DJ Mark Ronson will be headlining Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration in New York with a silent disco at the Lincoln Center, hosted by the British Consulate General in New York. The Saturday 4 June event will also feature leading British DJ Gemma Cairney, and is part of a series events across New York and Philadelphia and across the US in May and June to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen's service.
Dedrick Weathersby's REMEMBERING JAMES - THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JAMES BROWN Takes Final Bow Dedrick Weathersby's REMEMBERING JAMES - THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JAMES BROWN Takes Final Bow
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

The National touring production of Remembering James - The Life and Music of James Brown will not reopen and continue its theatrical tour as a result of the National and industry wide inflation. The production's final performance was Saturday evening May 14th In Atlanta, GA following 6 previews and 68 regular performances. Guests holding tickets for Remembering James who purchased via Ticketmaster will be refunded automatically within 30 days. Those guests who purchased through other channels should return to their original point of purchase for more information on refunds.
Live Art Documentary On the Adult Webcam Industry to Make London Premiere at The Cockpit Live Art Documentary On the Adult Webcam Industry to Make London Premiere at The Cockpit
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

madma & Lacra present the WEBCAMMING CHRONICLES by Maud Madlyn (FRA) & Andrés Montes Zuluaga (COL) from Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th of June 2022. All shows are at 7pm with a Q&A session after each performance. The show is not suitable for children. The Cockpit is located at Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH. Full price tickets: £20 / Concessions: £16. 
AS ALWAYS, JIMMY STEWART Comes to Theatre West on On July 9th and 10th AS ALWAYS, JIMMY STEWART Comes to Theatre West on On July 9th and 10th
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

As Always, Jimmy Stewart is set to play at Theatre West on Saturday, July 9th at 8pm and Sunday, July 10th at 3pm. Theatre West is located at 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, CA 90068. The show is written by Steve Nevil and Ted Snyder, directed by Ted Snyder, and produced by Dina Morrone for Theatre West. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Group ticket rates for parties of 15 or more are $30 per person. For tickets, call the box office at (323) 851-7977 or visit http://theatrewest.org. The show runs for 85 minutes and is suggested for audiences aged 12 to adult.
The Life And Times Of A. Einstein to Play at Theatre West The Life And Times Of A. Einstein to Play at Theatre West
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

'The Life and Times of A. Einstein' is a funny, offbeat comedy about a day in the life of the famous scientist, as seen through the eyes of his secretary, Ellen. As his secretary, chauffeur and bodyguard (she shoots, too!), Ellen shields him from the press, keeps him on time for appointments, runs his household, and tries unsuccessfully to hide her passion and feelings for him.
Random Acts Announces “Red Riding Hood” Premiere and More Upcoming Projects Random Acts Announces “Red Riding Hood” Premiere and More Upcoming Projects
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

After reaching 75 countries and over one million screens, Random Acts has announced the first wave of projects for the rest of 2022. Up next is a Home Movies presentation of 'Red Riding Hood,' in which professional actors recreate a Hollywood film from home in one take.
Photos: First Look at The Arden Theatre Company's Production of INTO THE WOODS Photos: First Look at The Arden Theatre Company's Production of INTO THE WOODS
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

The Arden Theatre Company’s long-time affiliation with the works of Stephen Sondheim continues this summer as the company prepares a new production of his well-known musical INTO THE WOODS. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, the show – which explores the journey to the fairy tales’ happy ending and the responsibilities that come with happily ever after–will play the F. Otto Haas Stage from June 2 through July 3, 2022.
Photos: New York Governor Kathy Hochul Stops by Broadway's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Photos: New York Governor Kathy Hochul Stops by Broadway's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

New York Governor Kathy Hochul visited Girl From The North Country on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre this evening. Prior to the show, she visited with the cast and came onstage to give brief remarks about Broadway’s resilience and the comeback of New York City.  
VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain Call Speech VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain Call Speech
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

On Friday night, May 20th, Hugh Jackman made a curtain call speech at The Music Man in honor of Sutton Foster's recent Drama League win. Foster, who currently stars as Marian Paroo alongside Jackman's Harold Hill, was awarded the 2022 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.
POST & BEAM WINERY Celebrates National Wine Day and Chardonnay Day This Week POST & BEAM WINERY Celebrates National Wine Day and Chardonnay Day This Week
by Marina Kennedy on May 22, 2022

Let’s celebrate all things wine this coming week with Post & Beam Winery on National Wine Day and Chardonnay Day.  They just happen to fall back to back with National Wine Day happening Wednesday, May 25th and Chardonnay Day following on Thursday, May 26th.
BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE at the Orpheum Theatre BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE at the Orpheum Theatre
by Jared Fessler on May 22, 2022

Moulin Rouge tours through the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Jeremy Strong from SUCCESSION is Determined to Take the UK Stage Jeremy Strong from SUCCESSION is Determined to Take the UK Stage
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022

Jeremy Strong, star of the hit HBO dark comedy series 'Succession,' has stated that he is determined to appear on the UK stage at some point in his career. The actor told Deadline at the Cannes Film Festival today that he missed his chance to appear in the upcoming stage adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining. Ben Stiller is set to star, while the show will be directed by Ivo van Hove. Sonia Friedman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Colin Callender will produce. 
Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Celebrates Opening Night Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy on May 22, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater celebrated opening night of their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The show runs now through Sunday, July 3, 2022. KINKY BOOTS is the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical and the winner of every major award, including the Tony Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this 'dazzling, sassy, and uplifting musical takes you from the floor of a men's shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! This joyous story, inspired by true-life events, is the ultimate fun night out. Come experience the energy, joy, and laughter of this dazzling show!
BWW Review: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K. at Grand Théâtre BWW Review: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K. at Grand Théâtre
by David Sousa Lopes on May 22, 2022

The show we covered this week was the Life & Times of Michael K, a play based on the novel of the same name by J. M. Coetzee and adapted for the stage by Lara Foot.
Kym Vaitiekus shares his thoughts on U.B.U: A CAUTIONARY TALE OF CATASTROPHE Kym Vaitiekus shares his thoughts on U.B.U: A CAUTIONARY TALE OF CATASTROPHE
by Jade Kops on May 22, 2022

U.B.U: A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe has the tagline “Filth, Farts, Murder, Mayhem, Perverts, Puppets'. Richard Hilliar’s work delivers this promise with a raucous, energetic, entertaining and musical evening. The production has captured the pantomime genre superbly.
BWW Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Brings to Life American Classic at James M. Nederlander Theatre BWW Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Brings to Life American Classic at James M. Nederlander Theatre
by Kathleen Anwar on May 22, 2022

This touring production brought to life by Aaron Sorkin brings home a story that is so central to our culture and history; truly a must-see for anyone who cares to understand more about the best- and worst- of America. Read our critic's review.
BWW Review: “THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI” Stakes Claim to His Name at Jobsite Theater BWW Review: “THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI” Stakes Claim to His Name at Jobsite Theater
by Drew Eberhard on May 22, 2022

The show opens with a Ghost Light center stage. As most shows of a Brechtian nature go, characters of nondescript fashion layout the evening events in the manner of Prologue. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, or as it is subtitled “The Parable Play,” tells the story of the rise of Arturo Ui a fictional Chicago Mobster as he ruthlessly tries to control the Chicago vegetable market despite opposition. A political satire based on Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Nazi Germany prior to the events of World War II.
BWW Review: DEAR SAN FRANCISCO: A HIGH FLYING LOVE STORY at Club Fugazi BWW Review: DEAR SAN FRANCISCO: A HIGH FLYING LOVE STORY at Club Fugazi
by Steve Murray on May 22, 2022

How can the historic Club Fugazi follow up on Beach Blanket Babylon, the world's longest-running musical revue, which played for more than 17,200 performances and to over 6.5 million? With yet another crowd-pleasing San Francisco specific immersive experience currently packing em in and likely to run for quite some time.
World Premiere of EL ULTIMÓ SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO And More Announced for San Diego Opera 2022-2023 Season World Premiere of EL ULTIMÓ SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO And More Announced for San Diego Opera 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi on May 22, 2022

The season opens with the world premiere of El ultimó sueño de Frida y Diego, the Company debut of Puccini's Suor Angelica, the return of Gianni Schicchi after a fifty-two-year absence, and performances of the beloved warhorse Tosca. The dētour Series consists of the world premiere of three one-act operas by composer Nicolas Reveles for an evening entitled Ghosts, and The Falling and the Rising, an opera co-commissioned with the United States Army. 
BWW Interview: How Broadway Gave Matthew Morrison 'Credibility' For SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE BWW Interview: How Broadway Gave Matthew Morrison 'Credibility' For SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by Michael Major on May 22, 2022

Before the world knew him as Will Schuester on the hit television series Glee, Matthew Morrison was dancing on Broadway in the ensemble of shows like Footloose and the Rocky Horror Show. Now, in a new interview Morrison is discussing how his time on Broadway has given him 'credibility' for being a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night and The Tricky Business of When (and when not) To Be Funny Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night and The Tricky Business of When (and when not) To Be Funny
by Michael Dale on May 22, 2022

When portraying a comedian in a play, sometimes getting the laugh is not the point.
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's Arnulfo Maldonado Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's Arnulfo Maldonado
by BroadwayWorld TV on May 22, 2022

 The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Arnulfo Maldonado!
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: HANGMEN's Alfie Allen Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: HANGMEN's Alfie Allen
by BroadwayWorld TV on May 22, 2022

Today we're studying up on Tony Nominee Alfie Allen, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Hangman.
VIDEO: Chris Manuel Shares Why Audiences are Loving the PRETTY WOMAN National Tour on Survival Jobs VIDEO: Chris Manuel Shares Why Audiences are Loving the PRETTY WOMAN National Tour on Survival Jobs
by Survival Jobs on May 22, 2022

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with equally handsome and talented Chris Manuel who made his touring debut in the hit musical ‘Pretty Woman’ as Adam Pascal’s understudy in 2021!  The Bridgeport, Connecticut native shares a few of his favorite past survival jobs, and how his performance as ‘Robert Kennedy’ in the one person play RFK at the Music Theatre of Connecticut led to him finding theatrical representation! 
School Spotlight: Emerson College- Department of Performing Arts School Spotlight: Emerson College- Department of Performing Arts
by Carian Lynée Parker on May 22, 2022

Located in Boston's theatre district, Emerson's Department of Performing Arts helps artists develop the tools needed to become a master of their craft. Education at Emerson includes rigorous studio work, scholastic engagement, hands-on experiences, and real-world opportunities in the Boston theatre scene.