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BWW Review: Fall in Love With Jake & Emily Speck in A.D. Players' A SPECK-TACULAR EVE Photo BWW Review: Fall in Love With Jake & Emily Speck in A.D. Players' A SPECK-TACULAR EVENING OF STORIES & SONGS
by Audrey Morabito - February 18, 2021

If you’re anything like me (And if you’re a theatre person, you probably are), you’re a sucker for a good cabaret. And a sweet love story. And (of course) musicals. Need I say more? A.D. Players has jumped back into the digital theatre space with their timely production of A SPECK-TACULAR EVENING OF...
BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spo Photo BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - February 24, 2021

On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing will release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all a...
Stream DEFENDING INDIANA, A New Podcast Mixing Comedy, Facts And Indiana, Now Photo Stream DEFENDING INDIANA, A New Podcast Mixing Comedy, Facts And Indiana, Now
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2021

Defending Indiana, a new podcast hosted by Chicago-based comedians born and raised in Indiana Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez, examines stereotypes, jokes and myths about the Hoosier state. ...
BWW Interview: Vanessa Davis talks about the 2021 BROADWAY SAN DIEGO AWARDS Photo BWW Interview: Vanessa Davis talks about the 2021 BROADWAY SAN DIEGO AWARDS
by E.H. Reiter - February 17, 2021

Broadway San Diego General Manager Vanessa Davis talks about revamping the Awards, how theatre arts educators can make nominations and the importance of nurturing and celebrating these talented performers....
Orlando Fringe Outlines Plans For 30th Anniversary Festival Photo Orlando Fringe Outlines Plans For 30th Anniversary Festival
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2021

Today Orlando Fringe announced details surrounding the upcoming 30th Annual Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival taking place in-person May 18-31 in Orlando's Loch Haven Park. Orlando Fringe is the longest-running theatre festival of its kind in the United States....
VIDEO: Get 6 Broadway-Inspired Looks on The Dressing Room with Jamie Glickman! Photo VIDEO: Get 6 Broadway-Inspired Looks on The Dressing Room with Jamie Glickman!
by Jamie Glickman - February 19, 2021

In this latest episode, Jamie shares six Broadway-inspired looks that you can pull together from home!...
Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 17- with Patrick Page, Michael McElroy and Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 17- with Patrick Page, Michael McElroy and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2021

Today (February 17) in live streaming: Patrick Page visits Backstage Live, Melissa Manchester's Birthday bash on Stars in the House, and more!...
Revenge Wife Premieres Official Horror Video for 'Earthquake' Photo Revenge Wife Premieres Official Horror Video for 'Earthquake'
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2021

As Revenge Wife, Nistico (formerly the lead singer and co-founder of acclaimed indie pop duo HOLYCHILD) steps out of her comfort zone and into a captivating new persona that allows her to explore trauma and abuse that has shaped her life through music, video, and art like never before. ...
Zoon Shares 'Was & Always Will Be' Video Photo Zoon Shares 'Was & Always Will Be' Video
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2021

Bleached Wavves spent 7 weeks at #1 on Canada's Earshot Chart last summer. It was recently heralded as #4 record on The National Top 200 Albums of 2020 Earshot published last month....
San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and Photo San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and ONE AMAZING NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2021

Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanc...
San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and Photo San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and ONE AMAZING NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2021

Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanc...
MAN ON MAN Sign with Polyvinyl, Announce Debut LP Photo MAN ON MAN Sign with Polyvinyl, Announce Debut LP
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2021

The new project from Joey Holman (HOLMAN) and Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen, CRICKETS, Nastie Band) is infused with indie-rock distortion and soaked in gay pop confidence while still maintaining the acerbic and pure sense of humor they both share....
Student Interview: Award-Winning Director and Writer Kara-Lynn Vaeni on “In Search of Photo Student Interview: Award-Winning Director and Writer Kara-Lynn Vaeni on “In Search of The Sublime”
by Student Blogger: Macy Mae Cowart - February 17, 2021

To get a better idea of Kara-Lynn’s thought process behind “In Search of The Sublime,” we hopped on a Zoom call. ...
Student Interview: Award-Winning Director and Writer Kara-Lynn Vaeni on “In Search of Photo Student Interview: Award-Winning Director and Writer Kara-Lynn Vaeni on “In Search of The Sublime”
by Student Blogger: Macy Mae Cowart - February 17, 2021

To get a better idea of Kara-Lynn’s thought process behind “In Search of The Sublime,” we hopped on a Zoom call. ...
BWW Blog: Top 10 Musical Love Stories Photo BWW Blog: Top 10 Musical Love Stories
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - February 17, 2021

Before “Valentine’s Month” comes to a close, I wanted to rank my top ten Musical Love stories. Well,  some of my favorite love stories. This is a pretty wide category so I had to be pretty selective, and I’m  definitely forgetting a few just because of how general this style is. I’m very prepared fo...
BWW Blog: Top 10 Musical Love Stories Photo BWW Blog: Top 10 Musical Love Stories
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - February 17, 2021

Before “Valentine’s Month” comes to a close, I wanted to rank my top ten Musical Love stories. Well,  some of my favorite love stories. This is a pretty wide category so I had to be pretty selective, and I’m  definitely forgetting a few just because of how general this style is. I’m very prepared fo...
BWW Blog: Growing from Rejection - The Entertainment Industry Photo BWW Blog: Growing from Rejection - The Entertainment Industry
by Student Blogger: Meguire Hennes - February 17, 2021

One of the most difficult parts of trying to be actively successful in theatre is the recurring rejection. Rejection is one of the least talked about topics when discussing the industry....
BWW Blog: Growing from Rejection - The Entertainment Industry Photo BWW Blog: Growing from Rejection - The Entertainment Industry
by Student Blogger: Meguire Hennes - February 17, 2021

One of the most difficult parts of trying to be actively successful in theatre is the recurring rejection. Rejection is one of the least talked about topics when discussing the industry....
BWW Blog: Musical Theatre Songs To-Cry For Photo BWW Blog: Musical Theatre Songs To-Cry For
by Student Blogger: Bryce Romleski - February 17, 2021

So, if you’ve been feeling down and need that extra push--or song--to help you through your blues, here are some of my personal, favorite, go-to pieces of music that will immediately make you feel like you just said goodbye to your favorite show....
BWW Blog: Musical Theatre Songs To-Cry For Photo BWW Blog: Musical Theatre Songs To-Cry For
by Student Blogger: Bryce Romleski - February 17, 2021

So, if you’ve been feeling down and need that extra push--or song--to help you through your blues, here are some of my personal, favorite, go-to pieces of music that will immediately make you feel like you just said goodbye to your favorite show....
BWW Interview: Leah Turley and Rachel Sharp of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Alban Arts Photo BWW Interview: Leah Turley and Rachel Sharp of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Alban Arts Center
by Richard Allen - February 17, 2021

Anne Frank and her diary have endured as one of history’s greatest – yet ultimately saddest – stories. The stage play brings both the highs and the lows of Anne’s amazing story to vivid life, recreating her time in hiding in stunning detail. While viewers may know the ending, there is still much to ...
Opera Idaho Moves Locations Photo Opera Idaho Moves Locations
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2021

Opera Idaho’s office were closed Monday, February 15 through Wednesday, February 17. During this time, the company was moving into its new offices....
Palm Beach Dramaworks and Actors' Playhouse Present THE BELLE OF AMHERST Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks and Actors' Playhouse Present THE BELLE OF AMHERST
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2021

Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes and Actors’ Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco are pleased to announce that their companies are joining forces on a virtual coproduction of The Belle of Amherst, William Luce’s one-woman play based on the life of Emily Dickinson. ...
Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces New Broadway Season Featuring HAMILTON, MEAN GIR Photo Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces New Broadway Season Featuring HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS & More
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2021

An exciting line-up of Broadway hits making their Charlotte debuts and returning fan favorites including Hamilton and Wicked will be center stage when Blumenthal Performing Arts relaunches its PNC Broadway Lights and Equitable Bravo series this fall....
Actors' Playhouse And Palm Beach Dramaworks Present THE BELLE OF AMHERST Photo Actors' Playhouse And Palm Beach Dramaworks Present THE BELLE OF AMHERST
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2021

Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco and Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes have announced that their companies are joining forces on a virtual coproduction of The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's one-woman play based on the life of Emily Dickinson....