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Premiere Stages Returns To Live Programming With Cheryl L. West's FANNIE LOU HAMER, S Photo Premiere Stages Returns To Live Programming With Cheryl L. West's FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT!
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2020

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Cheryl L. West's new play Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, directed by Marshall Jones III, at the outdoor tent at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, October 15-18, 2020....
Luther Burbank Center For The Arts Presents THE MUSE HOUSE Photo Luther Burbank Center For The Arts Presents THE MUSE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced that it will present The Muse Hour, a four-part virtual event series, from October 17a?"December 12, 2020. Presented in partnership with Cal Poly Arts and Tacoma Arts Live, each event will feature inspirational conversations or performances a...
City Lyric Opera To Perform THREEPENNY OPERA This Fall Photo City Lyric Opera To Perform THREEPENNY OPERA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

One of New York City's most innovative opera companies, City Lyric Opera (CLO), begins its fifth season with a never before seen live experience of power, technology, and storytelling. From October 29-November 15, 2020, CLO presents Weill and Brecht's musical comedy The Threepenny Opera in a virtual...
Rashidra Scott, Alysha Umphress, Nicholas Ward & More Join Goodspeed Virtual Gala Con Photo Rashidra Scott, Alysha Umphress, Nicholas Ward & More Join Goodspeed Virtual Gala Concert Event
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Goodspeed Musicals has announced Shakin' the Blues Away: A Virtual Gala Concert for Goodspeed. The exciting online event will premiere October 29, 2020. This gala concert benefitting the two-time Tony Award-winning theater will feature stars of Goodspeed and Broadway performing beloved songs from cl...
Russo Richardson Productions Presents Virtual Production of HEATHERS Photo Russo Richardson Productions Presents Virtual Production of HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Molly Russo and Colette Richardson were students together at American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. Despite graduating into a global pandemic, Russo and Richardson created their production company through their friendship and ability to work as a team....
Quodlibet Ensemble And Countertenor Reginald Mobley Perform Concert Raising Awareness Photo Quodlibet Ensemble And Countertenor Reginald Mobley Perform Concert Raising Awareness For Voters Rights
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Quodlibet Ensemble and countertenor Reginald Mobley are featured in Coming Together, a digital world premiere film available to watch Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5pm ET through Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 5pm ET, that traces a journey from struggle to hope amidst challenging times....
BILLY PORTER to Narrate HBO Max Docuseries EQUAL Photo BILLY PORTER to Narrate HBO Max Docuseries EQUAL
by TV News Desk - September 22, 2020

HBO Max has announced Emmy®, Tony® and Grammy®-winner Billy Porter (Pose, American Horror Story: Apocalypse) as narrator for EQUAL....
BWW Interview: Daniel Thomas of 'MOONBEAMS' SUBSCRIPTION SERIES at 42nd Street Moon Photo BWW Interview: Daniel Thomas of 'MOONBEAMS' SUBSCRIPTION SERIES at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Joy of Musical Theatre Right to Your Own Home
by Jim Munson - September 22, 2020

42nd Street Moon, San Franciscoa??s venerable theatre company dedicated to celebrating and preserving the art of the American musical, is about to launch a paid virtual subscription series called MoonBeams. Consisting of five very different and highly entertaining shows, the series will run from Sep...
Sam DeRosa Reveals Video For '321' Photo Sam DeRosa Reveals Video For '321'
by TV News Desk - September 22, 2020

Rising pop sensation Sam DeRosa is back - pouring her heart into new single “321.” ...
Dutch Kills Theater's Immersive Show TEMPING Begins Previews in October Photo Dutch Kills Theater's Immersive Show TEMPING Begins Previews in October
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) will present Wolf 359's TEMPING an interactive, immersive and site specific solo theatrical experience. It is written by Michael Yates Crowley (The Rape of the Sabine Women, The Ted Haggard Monologues) and directed ...
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Announces Fall 2020 Digital Season Photo The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Announces Fall 2020 Digital Season
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has announced a Fall Season of digital concerts to replace each of the performances originally scheduled for Alice Tully Hall -- Front Row Mainstage, 16 newly-curated concerts drawn from CMS's vast archive of high-quality recordings....
VIDEO: Watch the New Official Trailer for DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA on HBO Photo VIDEO: Watch the New Official Trailer for DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA on HBO
by Stage Tube - September 22, 2020

The filmed version of the critically acclaimed Broadway show, DAVID BYRNEa??S AMERICAN UTOPIA debuts SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT)....
NAATCO Announces ROMEO AND JULIET as Second Production for National Partnership Proje Photo NAATCO Announces ROMEO AND JULIET as Second Production for National Partnership Project
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) has announced the second production for the NAATCO National Partnership Project (NNPP): Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, in a modern verse translation by Hansol Jung, in partnership with Two River Theater of NJ (TRT)....
Ars Nova Announces Programming & Expanded Residencies for 2020-2021 Photo Ars Nova Announces Programming & Expanded Residencies for 2020-2021
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Ars Nova has announced details for its upcoming 2020-2021 season. Ars Nova is committed to artistic and operational activities that build an anti-racist foundation and create a platform for diverse, adventurous artists. ...
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: WHERE NOW IS Coming to AMERICAN MASTERS Photo MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: WHERE NOW IS Coming to AMERICAN MASTERS
by TV News Desk - September 22, 2020

Michael Tilson Thomas was considered the great young hope of American classical music, becoming a star overnight and gaining international recognition in 1969 when he stepped in mid-concert for ailing Boston Symphony conductor William Steinberg....
Opera Atelier Launches 35th Season With New Livestreamed Creation, SOMETHING RICH & S Photo Opera Atelier Launches 35th Season With New Livestreamed Creation, SOMETHING RICH & STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Opera Atelier announces the launch of its 35th Anniversary with a groundbreaking new creation, Something Rich & Strange, based on the famous quote from Shakespeare's The Tempest and featuring some of Canada's finest artists, October 28, 2020 at 7pm....
Caleb Teicher and Chris Celiz Kick Off Annenberg Center's Fall Digital Season Photo Caleb Teicher and Chris Celiz Kick Off Annenberg Center's Fall Digital Season
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts opens its fall 2020 digital season on Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM, with There's No Plan For This, a fully improvised, interdisciplinary performance by choreographer/dancer Caleb Teicher and beatboxer Chris Celiz, which will be streamed live in real time f...
Podcast: Laura Benanti Talks GYPSY & More on AND THE AWARD GOES TO... Photo Podcast: Laura Benanti Talks GYPSY & More on AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - September 22, 2020

Laura Benanti dreamed of one thing and one thing only- performing on Broadway so winning a Tony Award for her role in Gypsy was the most amazing dream come true and one of the happiest moments of her life. ...
Red Bull Theater Announces OTHELLO 2020, A Multi-Program Initiative Photo Red Bull Theater Announces OTHELLO 2020, A Multi-Program Initiative
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced that the 2020-'21 Season will continue with OTHELLO 2020, a multi-program initiative providing an engaging and educational experience for all who are interested in Shakespeare's Othello and the world in which we live today....
City Lyric Opera Presents A Unique Live Virtual Performance Of THE THREEPENNY OPERA Photo City Lyric Opera Presents A Unique Live Virtual Performance Of THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

One of New York City's most innovative opera companies, City Lyric Opera (CLO), begins its fifth season with a never before seen live experience of power, technology, and storytelling. From October 29-November 15, 2020, CLO presents Weill and Brecht's musical comedy The Threepenny Opera in a virtual...
Orlando REP Presents VOTE?, its First Online Streaming Production Photo Orlando REP Presents VOTE?, its First Online Streaming Production
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) presents their very first production created specifically for online streaming with Eric Coble's play Vote?.  ...
Daphne Maxwell Reid Returns For FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR Reunion Special Photo Daphne Maxwell Reid Returns For FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR Reunion Special
by TV News Desk - September 22, 2020

Everyone remembers Daphne Maxwell Reid as an iconic TV mom of the 1990s, from her three seasons as Aunt Vivian on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” ...
Queens Council On The Arts and Flushing Town Hall To Showcase Virtual Reading Of Musi Photo Queens Council On The Arts and Flushing Town Hall To Showcase Virtual Reading Of Musical LUCKY 88 By Marcus Yi
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) and Flushing Town Hall are pleased to present a virtual reading of Marcus Yi's musical Lucky 88, the first musical to be set in a Flushing food court. The show will be streamed online on October 4, 2020 from 2-4pm....
The Schaefer Center Presents Announces 2020-21 Lineup Photo The Schaefer Center Presents Announces 2020-21 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

The Schaefer Center Presents announces its 2020-2021 lineup of virtual events....
UPFEST Takes On The Virtual World For 2020 And Reveals Dates For The Festival To Retu Photo UPFEST Takes On The Virtual World For 2020 And Reveals Dates For The Festival To Return In 2021
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2020

Street art fans from around the world will be virtually welcomed to the streets of Bristol as UPFEST announces Virtually Upfest an online version of the world-famous street art festival 25th-27th September. ...