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Summer Theater Returns to Rochester Opera House After 40 Years Summer Theater Returns to Rochester Opera House After 40 Years
by BWW News Desk on June 24, 2018 in Central New York

Rochester Opera House used to present Broadway musicals all summer, in the 1960s and 1970s. However, due to economic reasons, the season had to shut down. Fosters.com has reported that this summer, theater shows are back at the Opera House for the first time in 40 years. (more...)
Mary Dimino Kicking Off 2018 Union Grove Summer Series Mary Dimino Kicking Off 2018 Union Grove Summer Series
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2018 in Central New York

???????Union Grove Distillery is proud to present the 2018 Summer Series with new performances on Saturday June 30th and comedy workshops on Sunday July 1st. Slated to headline the Summer Series is award-winning comedian and television actress Mary Dimino.  (more...)
ATF Announces Upcoming Show LOCH NESS ATF Announces Upcoming Show LOCH NESS
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2018 in Central New York

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the epic adventure musical Loch Ness. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run from July 6th-8th and 10th-14th, with a preview on July 5th. (more...)
New Musical By New York Teen Tate Robinson, CHAMELEON, Premiers At Emelin Theatre New Musical By New York Teen Tate Robinson, CHAMELEON, Premiers At Emelin Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2018 in Central New York

"Chameleon", a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Tate Robinson, a 17-year old high school student from Westchester, New York, premieres at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, July 12 and 13, 2018. Chameleon is the haunting tale of two brothers struggling to get out of a dead-end town, accompanied by an arrangement of lyrics and music that stretches from jazz to hip hop, soul to R&B and everything in between. Artistree Performing Arts proudly presents this original production. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More!
by BWW Special on June 22, 2018 in Central New York

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More! (more...)
Local Kids Perform in MARY POPPINS JR Local Kids Perform in MARY POPPINS JR
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Central New York

The Random Farms Kids' Theater will present Mary Poppins JR. at The Tarrytown Music Hall,July 27 - August 4, 2018. This classic, family-friendly musical has an approximate running time of 90 minutes (plus intermission) and is performed by over 80 young people ages 7-17. (more...)
Photo Flash: Cortland Rep Boogies the Night Away in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Photo Flash: Cortland Rep Boogies the Night Away in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Central New York

Based on the iconic movie, featuring the Grammy Award winning songs by the Bee Gees! Tony Manero is in a dead end job at a Brooklyn paint store, but he comes to life at '2001 Odyssey', the local disco where he is the king of the dance floor! (more...)
New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Central New York

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, from June 21-24, 2018 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with orchestra and chorus conducted by Brian Holman, set design by Anthony Valbiro and lighting design by Adam Welsh. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English supertitles. (more...)
LBCC Producers Announce Milestone 10th Edition Show LBCC Producers Announce Milestone 10th Edition Show
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Central New York

MAD Event Management LLC, owners and operators of several pop culture conventions, formally announce the upcoming Long Beach Comic Con, scheduled for September 8-9, 2018, at the Long Beach Convention Center, located in Long Beach, CA. This iteration of Long Beach Comic Con - its 10th edition - marks a significant milestone for the event and its loyal fans, exhibitors and supporters from the creative community, one not lost on its Founder, Martha Donato. (more...)
Yorktown Stage Announces THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Yorktown Stage Announces THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Central New York

???????Tony and Drama Desk Award winning musical is set to play Yorktown Stage this July!  (more...)
Raul Esparza, Alice Ripley, and More Announced for Vassar's Powerhouse Season Raul Esparza, Alice Ripley, and More Announced for Vassar's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Central New York

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, July 29. Actors joining the annual summer play development incubator include Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza, Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony Award nominee Denee Benton, Tony Award nominee Lauren Worsham, Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Frankie J. Alvarez, Lesli Margherita, Michael Esper, and Carson Elrod. (more...)
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A New Folk Rock Musical Will Launch At The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Central New York

Next up this summer at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical. Book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and music by Matt Vinson. The show runs July 5 through July 25 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park and is presented by special arrangement with Justin Nichols. (more...)
Bridge Street Theatre Presents THE REVENGE OF THE SPACE PANDAS By David Mamet Bridge Street Theatre Presents THE REVENGE OF THE SPACE PANDAS By David Mamet
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Central New York

Hudson Valley kids (and their adults) will soon get a chance to see that this is no joke. The playwright far better known for his searing and foul-mouthed adult dramas has, indeed, created a divinely silly, family-friendly, retro-sci-fi romp called "The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock", which will be presented for eight performances only July 12-22 at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre. (more...)
Franklin Stage Company Opens Season With Euripidean Song Cycle Franklin Stage Company Opens Season With Euripidean Song Cycle
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Central New York

Franklin Stage Company presents their inventive season opener, Bitter Banquet, composed and performed by Annie Lewandowski. Weaving compelling visual animation with lush music, Bitter Banquet, an original staged song cycle, explores iconic moments from the ancient tragedies of Euripides. Although written millennia ago, the themes in these unflinching examinations of human suffering continue to resonate, and the intense emotional lives of the poet's characters are richly brought to life. Directed by Samuel Buggeln, the hour-long piece also features percussionist Sarah Hennies and the immersive animated projections of Benjy Brooke.  (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17
by Audition Roundup on June 17, 2018 in Central New York

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 17, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Ithaca's Cherry Artspace Hires New General Manager Laura Miller Ithaca's Cherry Artspace Hires New General Manager Laura Miller
by BWW News Desk on June 16, 2018 in Central New York

The Cherry Arts announces the hiring of Laura Miller as the first General Manager of The Cherry Arts, Inc. This is the first full-time hire for the young not-for-profit company, which was founded in 2015 and is based in the Cherry Artspace in Ithaca, New York. (more...)
BRIDGE STREET BELLY DANCE Returns To BST On Today, Today BRIDGE STREET BELLY DANCE Returns To BST On Today, Today
by BWW News Desk on June 16, 2018 in Central New York

???????A thrilling, empowering, and spiritual experience awaits audiences today evening June 16th when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre hosts its 2nd Annual performance of "Bridge Street Belly Dance". Organized, as was last year's sold-out event, by Francesca Avani, the evening will feature performances by a dazzling array of artists from all over New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire in a kaleidoscopic display of the art of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Based in ancient traditions, Tribal Fusion is a vital, growing, evolving art form, being presented in Catskill by some of its finest and most accomplished practitioners. (more...)
ATF Announces Upcoming Show ROBIN HOOD ATF Announces Upcoming Show ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Central New York

The Adirondack Theatre Festival presents, Robin Hood, as part of its annual PB&J Cafe: A Dinner Theatre For Kids. Productions will run from June 27th-July 2nd and July 20th-July 27th (not including the 22nd and 25th). Performances will start at 12pm in the cabaret space at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)
Hudson Valley Premiere Of FUN HOME  Opens At The Center For Performing Arts At Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Premiere Of FUN HOME Opens At The Center For Performing Arts At Rhinebeck
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Central New York

Rhinebeck Theatre Society (RTS) announces the regional premiere of the musical FUN HOME. Winner of the 2015 Tony award for best musical, this innovative show reinvents the classic coming-of-age story. Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir of the same title, the musical follows Alison's memories of her sexual awakening and her father's suicide. A 2015 report from the New York State LGBT Health and Human Services Network shows that LGBTQ people in the Hudson Valley also deal with limited or poor media representation, family estrangement, limited access to affirming healthcare, and severe social isolation. Fun Home's honest representation of LGBTQ narratives will be particularly impactful with a cast of nine local actors, many of whom identify as LGBTQ, especially for specially invited audiences of local high school Gay-Straight Alliances. (more...)
ATF Presents SOME LOVERS ATF Presents SOME LOVERS
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Central New York

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will kick-off on with the romantic musical Some Lovers. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, June 15th-23rd, with a preview on June 14th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in Central New York

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Catch The Fever! CRT Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This Summer Catch The Fever! CRT Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This Summer
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Central New York

For the second production in their 47th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to dust off those leisure suits and platform shoes for the musical stage version of the iconic 1970's Paramount/SRO film Saturday Night Fever. Based on a story by Nik Cohn, the movie was adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks, with the North American version written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinati.  The production features the Grammy Award winning songs by the Bee Gees. (more...)
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by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in Central New York

Want to join the BroadwayWorld.com team for a great, full-time opportunity? We're seeking an eager and ambitious individual to cooperate with the site's sales and marketing team on a variety of special projects. (more...)
BWW Review: The Central New York Playhouse Rises to the Challenge with INTO THE WOODS BWW Review: The Central New York Playhouse Rises to the Challenge with INTO THE WOODS
by Natasha Ashley on June 11, 2018 in Central New York

As per usual The Central New York (CNY) Playhouse is entertaining audiences with a challenging musical - and not just any challenging musical, a Sondheim musical. Into the Woods, daringly directed by Korrie Taylor, is yet one more example of CNY Playhouse's guts. If there's one thing the company doesn't lack, it's having not only the ambition, but also the ability to perform a musical most community theaters wouldn't dare to produce. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 10 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 10
by Audition Roundup on June 10, 2018 in Central New York

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 10, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)