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Site-Specific MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Headed for Cambridge; Composer Rupert Holmes to Attend! Site-Specific MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Headed for Cambridge; Composer Rupert Holmes to Attend!
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in Central New York

Hubbard Hall Center For The Arts And Education presents a new version of Rupert Holmes' Tony-winning The Mystery of Edwin Drood, relocated from a London music hall to an opera house in upstate New York, beginning performances tonight, November 17, with opening night today, November 18, to be attended by Holmes. (more...)
FROSTY Returns To The John W. Engeman Theater! FROSTY Returns To The John W. Engeman Theater!
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in Central New York

He's back! Everyone's favorite snowman returns to the Engeman just in time for the holidays. It's FROSTY! (more...)
Steven Clair and The Pushbacks to Celebrate Album Release at Bridge Street Theatre Steven Clair and The Pushbacks to Celebrate Album Release at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in Central New York

Come celebrate the release of new music from Stephen Clair and The Pushbacks when Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre hosts an album release show for the band at 7:30pm Today, November 18. (more...)
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER with Live 25 Piece Orchestra Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER with Live 25 Piece Orchestra
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Central New York

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is pleased to welcome for its 18th year, Ovations Dance Repertory Company's (ODRC) production of 'The Nutcracker Suite' on Friday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 10. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
More Than 78,000 Attend Sixth Rochester Fringe More Than 78,000 Attend Sixth Rochester Fringe
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Central New York

The 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (September 14-23) was our most successful Fringe yet, reports the non-profit board of directors that organizes this fast-growing, multi-genre arts festival. Attendance at more than 500 performances and events 175 of them free of charge is estimated* at more than 78,000 (a 15% increase over last year's 68,000). (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at EVERY BRILLIANT THING at The Kitchen Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at EVERY BRILLIANT THING at The Kitchen Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Central New York

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 2017-2018 Season with the regional premiere of Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, a funny and moving new play about the lengths to which we will go for those we love. It is an immersive experience, as members of the audience are called upon to help tell the story. You'll want to see it more than once! (more...)
Kitchen Theatre Gallery Features the Art of Michael Sampson Kitchen Theatre Gallery Features the Art of Michael Sampson
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Central New York

Kitchen Theatre Company welcomes the exhibition 'Abstracting the Figure: Paintings by Michael Sampson' to the Judith Holliday Gallery at KTC. (more...)
Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Holiday Shopping Announced for Historic Hudson Valley Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Holiday Shopping Announced for Historic Hudson Valley
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Central New York

Celebrate the spirit of the season with dramatic performances of Dickens's 'Christmas Carol' at the historic Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow on select weekends in December. (more...)
Geva Theatre Center presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Geva Theatre Center presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Central New York

The girls with big skirts, big voices and big dreams are back with another musical trip down memory lane! Following last year's production of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Geva Theatre Center presents The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns. Written and created by Roger Bean with vocal and musical arrangements by Michael Borth, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns is directed by Melissa Rain Anderson with musical direction by Don Kot and will be performed in the Fielding Stage from December 7 to December 24. (more...)
FROSTY Returns To The John W. Engeman Theater! FROSTY Returns To The John W. Engeman Theater!
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Central New York

He's back! Everyone's favorite snowman returns to the Engeman just in time for the holidays. It's FROSTY! (more...)
Syracuse Stage Brings High-Flying Fun to This Holiday Season with THE WIZARD OF OZ Syracuse Stage Brings High-Flying Fun to This Holiday Season with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in Central New York

Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama team up with New York City-based 2 Ring Circus to put an acrobatic spin on the beloved family favorite, The Wizard of Oz. Based on the original novel by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 MGM Motion Picture, this stage adaptation contains the familiar characters and popular songs , such as Over the Rainbow and We're Off to See the Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road). The production opens Dec. 1 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. (more...)
BWW Interview: Chair of Ithaca College's Department of Theatre Arts Catherine Weidner BWW Interview: Chair of Ithaca College's Department of Theatre Arts Catherine Weidner
by Julie Musbach on November 13, 2017 in Central New York

Ithaca College is home to one of the country's top ranked theatre BFA programs boasting some of Broadway's favorites as alums including Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Butler, and Aaron Tveit. Teacher, director, and actor Catherine Weidner leads the program as its chair. Weidner's impressive career has taken her from her own student years at Ithaca to venues such as The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Guthrie. She took a moment to share her perspective on theatre education and being a mentor to the future generation of theatre performers. (more...)
Hudson Stage Company Presents A Staged Reading Of New Play HUMAN ERROR Hudson Stage Company Presents A Staged Reading Of New Play HUMAN ERROR
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in Central New York

Hudson Stage announces a staged reading of the hilarious new play, HUMAN ERROR, by Eric Pfeffinger and directed by Jessi D. Hill Friday, December 15th at 7:30pm, Whippoorwill Theatre, North Castle Public Library, Kent Place, Armonk, NY. Suggested door donation of $10. No reservations necessary. A Q&A will immediately follow with the participating artists. (more...)
Ladies Night Out! CRT Downtown to Present HUNKS - THE SHOW Ladies Night Out! CRT Downtown to Present HUNKS - THE SHOW
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in Central New York

Ladies! Looking for something completely different to do for an evening out with the girls? On Today, November 11 at 8:00 PM, Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown offers up a slightly naughty-slightly bawdy evening of entertainment with the fund raiser HUNKS - THE SHOW. (more...)
Karl Gregory to Return to The Kitchen Theatre in EVERY BRILLIANT THING Karl Gregory to Return to The Kitchen Theatre in EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in Central New York

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 2017-2018 Season with the regional premiere of Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, a funny and moving new play about the lengths to which we will go for those we love. (more...)
R. B. Schlather to Bring Gertrude Stein and Susan B. Anthony to Historic Hudson Hall in THE MOTHER OF US ALL R. B. Schlather to Bring Gertrude Stein and Susan B. Anthony to Historic Hudson Hall in THE MOTHER OF US ALL
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in Central New York

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, in partnership with The Millay Colony for the Arts, marks the centenary of Women's Suffrage and the reopening of New York State's oldest surviving theater with a new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's 1947 opera, THE MOTHER OF US ALL - a comic and profound musical pageant of 19th Century American social and political life. (more...)
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Hosts Fall Festival and Open House Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Hosts Fall Festival and Open House
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Central New York

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, one of the nations pre-eminent arts summer day camp, will host its first ever Fall Festival, as part of its upcoming Open House on Sunday, November, from 11AM-2PM at Usdan's gorgeous 140-wooded acre campus (185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY). (more...)
Bridge Street Theatre Hosts Renowned Sitarist Ustad Shafaat Khan Bridge Street Theatre Hosts Renowned Sitarist Ustad Shafaat Khan
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Central New York

Experience the vibrant energy and deep serenity of Indian Classical music when Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre hosts East Meets West , a recital by world-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shafaat Khan, on Sunday November 19 at 2:00pm. Accompanying Maestro Khan in the second half of his program will be Ruby Ostrow on keyboards and vocals, and Coco Bastien on tabla. (more...)
The Carriage House Players present I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES The Carriage House Players present I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Central New York

This charming, hilarious, and uplifting Neil Simon classic focuses on Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently 'at liberty' who is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who's trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right... (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More!
by BWW Special on November 10, 2017 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Ring in the Holiday Season with Geva's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Ring in the Holiday Season with Geva's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in Central New York

On November 22, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. (more...)
Tangent Theatre Slates 2017 NEWvember New Plays Festival Tangent Theatre Slates 2017 NEWvember New Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Central New York

Tangent Theatre Company announces their annual NEWvember new plays reading series, NEW17 Works in Progress - a festival of five original plays by Tangent company and past NEWvember playwrights, to be held at their intimate Carpenter Shop Theater, November 9-12, 2017. (more...)
Steven Clair and The Pushbacks to Celebrate Album Release at Bridge Street Theatre Steven Clair and The Pushbacks to Celebrate Album Release at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in Central New York

Come celebrate the release of new music from Stephen Clair and The Pushbacks when Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre hosts an album release show for the band at 7:30pm Saturday, November 18. (more...)
Outrageously Funny GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL: THE MUSICAL Begins This Friday Outrageously Funny GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL: THE MUSICAL Begins This Friday
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in Central New York

The outrageous new 80's horror comedy rock musical from the twisted mind of Hudson Valley native, Sean Matthew Whiteford (Book, Music & Lyrics), is BACK! Recently coming off sold-out performances at New York City's 54 Below & The Cutting Room, GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious homage to the best worst 80s movies, and a wild night you won't soon forget! (more...)