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Photo Coverage: Steven Reineke, Ashley Brown, Christopher Johnstone & French Woods in Side By Side 2017 Photo Coverage: Steven Reineke, Ashley Brown, Christopher Johnstone & French Woods in Side By Side 2017
by Stephen Sorokoff on August 19, 2017 in Central New York

It was one of the most memorable nights of music ever heard in the Pavilion at the legendary French Woods, the French Woods Symphony Orchestra of 62 camp musicians was augmented by 15 Staff members and 15 members of The New York Pops under the baton of Maestro Steven Reineke, music director and conductor of The New York Pops. (more...)
CORNucopia Returns to Philipsburg Manor this Labor Day Weekend CORNucopia Returns to Philipsburg Manor this Labor Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Central New York

A sweet way to send off summer, CORNucopia returns to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow this Labor Day weekend. Families looking for the perfect way to wrap a summer of fun can check out the crafts, live music, and tasty treats at this celebration of all things corny. The event takes place Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, from 10am-5pm each day. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at HELLO, DOLLY! at Mac-Haydn Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at HELLO, DOLLY! at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Central New York

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), concludes its 2017 season with the 1964 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical and the 2017 Tony Award Winner of Best Revival of a Musical in Hello, Dolly! The Jerry Herman classic was last seen on the MHT stage in 2009. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Mac-Haydn Theatre to Present End-of-Season Cabaret SING HAPPY Mac-Haydn Theatre to Present End-of-Season Cabaret SING HAPPY
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Central New York

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) will be singing the hits of John Kander and Fred Ebb on September 2, 2017 at 12:00PM, at their annual fund-raising event, the End-Of-Season Cabaret, this year titled 'Sing Happy.' (more...)
Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More! Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Central New York

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary Season Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Central New York

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is marking its 10th anniversary season featuring the concert version of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson; multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby; powerhouse Broadway singer and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez; star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz and much more. Tickets are now on sale at the box office or online at pac.adelphi.edu. (more...)
Franklin Stage Company to Present Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Franklin Stage Company to Present Arthur Miller's THE PRICE
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Central New York

Franklin Stage Company presents Arthur Miller's compelling family drama The Price, opening Today, August 18th, and running Wednesdays - Sundays through September 3rd. A preview performance will be open to the public Thursday, August 17th. (more...)
The Amazing Kreskin Presents 'Achieve Your Peak' Performance at Lily Dale The Amazing Kreskin Presents 'Achieve Your Peak' Performance at Lily Dale
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Central New York

Do you have plans this Labor Day weekend? Now you do! Reserve your tickets now to watch The Amazing Kreskin show you how to Achieve Your Peak Performance. (more...)
Dancers Responding to AIDS Announces Choreographers for Hudson Valley Dance Festival Dancers Responding to AIDS Announces Choreographers for Hudson Valley Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Central New York

Legendary, acclaimed and emerging choreographers - including Rob Ashford, Jeffrey Cirio, Merce Cunningham and Sonya Tayeh - will be featured at this year's Hudson Valley Dance Festival on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Catskill, NY. (more...)
Bridge Street Theatre presents HOW TO PRAY, 9/14-24 Bridge Street Theatre presents HOW TO PRAY, 9/14-24
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Central New York

When a young married couple find themselves unable to conceive a child, the husband's sister reluctantly agrees to act as a surrogate. Complications ensue in Michelle Carter's quirky comedy "How to Pray", coming to Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only September 14 - 24. Winner of the Susan Glaspell Contest for "Best New Play" and a PEN USA Award for Drama, this hilarious and wildly theatrical play received its world premiere at the Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, NJ in a production which featured actor Steven Patterson as a cat, a dog, a ninety-year-old cancer patient, and a Karaoke-singing pre-op transsexual soup kitchen worker. Mr. Patterson will be re-creating these roles in this new production, only the second the play has ever received. (more...)
Photo Flash: CRT presents the Regional Premiere of NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS Photo Flash: CRT presents the Regional Premiere of NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Central New York

For the fifth production in their 46th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre will present the regional premiere of the hysterical comedy Nana's Naughty Knickers written by Katherine DiSavino. Performances will run from August 16 - 26 with evening show times at 7:30. Matinees are available on August 18, 20, 22 and 23 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org, using the online service ETix. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT. (more...)
THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Central New York

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)
Baayork Lee Teams with Producer Elliott Masie on eStudio GOLD MOUNTAIN Project Baayork Lee Teams with Producer Elliott Masie on eStudio GOLD MOUNTAIN Project
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Central New York

Imagine the future of theater development: Actor and director in one city. More actors, playwright, and musical director in another city. Link them with real time video, sound, and 360-degree collaboration. That's the eStudio fantasy, and it came true recently for the National Asian Artists Project's (NAAP's) Gold Mountain Project. (more...)
Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Central New York

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Central New York

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)
Charles A. Riley, II, Ph.D. Named Director of Nassau County Museum of Art Charles A. Riley, II, Ph.D. Named Director of Nassau County Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Central New York

Angela Susan Anton, president of the board of trustees of Nassau County Museum of Art, announced that Charles A. Riley II, Ph.D. has been named director of the Museum. (more...)
Boog City 11 Festival Kicks Off In One Month Boog City 11 Festival Kicks Off In One Month
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Central New York

In about a month, from Fri., Sept. 15 through Tues. Sept. 19, it will be time to celebrate Boog's 26th anniversary with the 11th annual Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, theater, and film festival. It will feature 46 poets, 17 musical acts, 8 poets theater plays, 2 poets in conversation with one another, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, 1 panel, and 60 minutes of film screenings over the five days. (more...)
GO, GRANNY D to Tell Touching True Story GO, GRANNY D to Tell Touching True Story
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Central New York

When talking about Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Senator John McCain said "She represents all that is good in America." Journalist Bill Moyers identified her as a true heroine. (more...)
Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get 'Tough & Tender' on North American Fall Tour Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get 'Tough & Tender' on North American Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Central New York

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 "Tough & Tender" Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits. (more...)
Hangar Theatre to Begin Transition in Leadership Hangar Theatre to Begin Transition in Leadership
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Central New York

This fall, a transition in leadership will begin in the Hangar Theatre as Josh Friedman, managing director, has announced plans to leave the organization in mid-October to pursue new opportunities. (more...)
Carmen Borgia's SOUTH: A NAUTICAL MUSICAL Comes to Catskill Carmen Borgia's SOUTH: A NAUTICAL MUSICAL Comes to Catskill
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Central New York

Avast, landlubbers! Climb aboard the 'Worthy Vessel' at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for a Concert Reading of "SOUTH: A Nautical Musical" on Sunday August 27 at 2:00 in the afternoon.  (more...)
Hudson Stage Company Announces Fall Production in Armonk Hudson Stage Company Announces Fall Production in Armonk
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Central New York

Director Dan Foster will helm Conor McPherson's SHINING CITY running October 13th-October 28th at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre Seeing Ghosts   (more...)
Broadway Visits Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Broadway Visits Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Central New York

Mat Eisenstein, a Usdan alum and current Assistant Conductor and Keyboard 2 for Broadway's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory served as musical director for two of his 'Charlie' cast mates,       (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Capital Repertory Theatre BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Gianluca Russo on August 11, 2017 in Central New York

It's nearly impossible to not have fun while hearing some of ABBA's most iconic songs sung right before your eyes, especially by the wonderful team at Capital Repertory Theatre. Though the show itself is encompassed with flaws, Capital Rep's production of MAMMA MIA! is just what it should be: a fun night. (more...)