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LISTEN: BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus and J. Elijah Cho Discuss MR. YUNIOSHI Photo BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus and J. Elijah Cho Discuss MR. YUNIOSHI
by Ellen Dostal on December 04, 2021 in Los Angeles

J. Elijah Cho (playing the satirically vapid narcissist Mickey Rooney) discusses the character he plays in MR. YUNIOSHI at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
PETA's UNDER MY SKIN Streaming Closes Today Photo PETA's UNDER MY SKIN Streaming Closes Today
by Oliver Oliveros on December 04, 2021 in Philippines

The Philippine Educational Theater Association’s HIV and AIDS advocacy play “Under My Skin,” staged about two weeks shy of the first Metro Manila lockdown, was recently restaged and filmed for an online streaming version. Scripted by Rody Vera and directed by Melvin Lee, “Under My Skin,” is available to watch online until today, December 5, at Ticket2Me.
BAILEYS IRISH CREAM and Dominique Ansel Release Bailey's Swirl Holiday Hot Choco Photo BAILEYS IRISH CREAM and Dominique Ansel Release Bailey’s Swirl Holiday Hot Chocolate Kit
by Marina Kennedy on December 04, 2021 in Food + Wine

“Tis the season!” Baileys Irish Cream has teamed up with the award-winning pastry chef, Dominique Ansel, to release the exclusive, non-alcoholic Baileys Swirl Holiday Hot Chocolate Kit.  It is a one-of-a-kind kit that reimagines the signature Baileys Hot Chocolate. 
WICKED on Broadway Cancels Saturday Night Performance; Show to Resume on Sunday Photo WICKED on Broadway Cancels Saturday Night Performance; Show to Resume on Sunday
by BWW Special on December 04, 2021 in Broadway

According to the production's social media, 'Tonight’s performance of WICKED is being cancelled due to the detection of a limited number of positive COVID test results combined with previously scheduled absences in the company....'
BWW Review: ISLAND SONG is Worth the Watch, Amid Streaming Hiccups Photo BWW Review: ISLAND SONG is Worth the Watch, Amid Streaming Hiccups
by Rayne Jarabo on December 04, 2021 in Philippines

Staging 'Island Song' virtually seems to fit in this pandemic season since live events are currently limited in the Philippines. However, Artremix Productions successfully made it possible to inspire theater enthusiasts and practitioners not to lose hope, as if theater is still alive [physically]. The internet could also be a platform to present a play or musical, but the difference is that it has to be either pre-recorded or be done live online. This first production of Artremix has various talented actors from different theater organizations, which means all of them are trained very well and can sing.
VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Releases Tribute to Stephen Sondheim Photo VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Releases Tribute to Stephen Sondheim
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Broadway

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert recently released an extended version of Sondheim's most recent time on the show to honor the late composer. 
BWW Review: A Subtle SEVEN GUITARS at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: A Subtle SEVEN GUITARS at Arena Stage
by Benjamin Tomchik on December 04, 2021 in Washington, DC

August Wilson’s story of seven friends in post-war Pittsburgh may take a while to get started, but don’t let the slow pace or lengthy run time fool you. The play, and Arena’s production, have all the ingredients of great drama - rich characters, powerful writing, and human introspection - and together they simmer and tell a timeless story about race and economic inequality in America.
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER Delights Edmonton Photo BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER Delights Edmonton
by Sarah Dussome on December 04, 2021 in Edmonton

Join Klara and her dashing Nutcracker prince on a journey to the magical Land of Sweets!
West End Production of MOULIN ROUGE Cancels Performances Due to Covid-19 Outbrea Photo West End Production of MOULIN ROUGE Cancels Performances Due to Covid-19 Outbreaks
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Broadway

The West End production of Moulin Rouge has sadly had to cancel a few performances due to members of the company testing positive for Covid-19, despite the several precautions in place. 
Photos: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A JOLLY HOLIDAY: CELEBRATING DISNEY Photo Photos: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A JOLLY HOLIDAY: CELEBRATING DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in New Jersey

Production photos and video are available now for Paper Mill Playhouse's (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, production of A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney's Broadway Hits, directed by Casey Hushion.
10 Movies We Want to See As Broadway Shows! Photo 10 Movies We Want to See As Broadway Shows!
by A.A. Cristi on December 04, 2021 in Broadway

From Coming to America to Crazy Rich Asians, see our picks for the films we would most like to see get the movies to Broadway treatment!
MY (UNAUTHORIZED) HALLMARK MOVIE MUSICAL Is Coming to Hollywood Photo MY (UNAUTHORIZED) HALLMARK MOVIE MUSICAL Is Coming to Hollywood
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Los Angeles

P3 Theatre to present My (Unauthorized) Hallmark Movie Musical, an innovative live one-woman show, written and performed by Eloise Coopersmith who is supported by a cast of eight characters in her imagination via multimedia.  Audiences will escape into her Hallmark movie fantasy, where men and women find courage and acceptance to speak their own voices without judgment.  T
Celebrated Trans Classical Pianist Sara Davis Buechner Premieres Her New One Wom Photo Celebrated Trans Classical Pianist Sara Davis Buechner Premieres Her New One Woman Show OF PIGS AND PIANOS
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in New York City

Beginning December 17th at 7:30 PM, pianist Sara Davis Buechner premieres Of Pigs and Pianos — the new one-woman show of her extraordinary life story in music & words. This theatrical & musical evening consists of excerpts from her recently-completed autobiography, illustrated with luminous piano performances, visual imagery & dramatic narration.
BWW Review: RADIUM GIRLS at Cabot High School Glows With Historic Storytelling Photo BWW Review: RADIUM GIRLS at Cabot High School Glows With Historic Storytelling
by Theresa Bertram on December 04, 2021 in Arkansas

After scoring 'Excellent' in One Acts at regional competition, Cabot High School, 404 N. Second St., Cabot, tackled a serious bit of history this weekend, Dec. 3-5, to a sold-out crowd with RADIUM GIRLS, written by D.W. Gregory.
BWW Review: JACOB MARLEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: JACOB MARLEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg on December 04, 2021 in Central Pennsylvania

The Fulton Theater's mainstage production of Cinderella has much to compare and contrast with their current fourth floor production of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Whereas, Cinderella has a cast of dozens, JMCC is a one man show.
BWW Review: CHECK PLEASE at Shanley High School Players Photo BWW Review: CHECK PLEASE at Shanley High School Players
by Brian Michaels on December 04, 2021 in Fargo

The Shanley Players Present - Check Please If you are looking for a fun way to spend an evening you should head over to Shanley High School tonight (Saturday Dec 4th) and check out this HILARIOUS One Act Play. This play was the #1 most produced high school short play for 16 seasons in a row.
BWW Review: FORZA VENITE GENTE all' AUDITORIUM CONCILIAZIONE Photo BWW Review: FORZA VENITE GENTE all' AUDITORIUM CONCILIAZIONE
by ETTORE FARRATTINI on December 04, 2021 in Italy

FORZA VENITE GENTE all' AUDITORIUM CONCILIAZIONE CELEBRATO A ROMA IL 40° ANNIVERSARIO DEL MUSICAL SULLA VITA DI SAN FRANCESCO, IN TOUR NEI TEATRI ITALIANI
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enchants Edmonton Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enchants Edmonton
by Sarah Dussome on December 04, 2021 in Edmonton

David van Belle's jubilant adaptation returns for its highly-anticipated third season.
Nick Hardcastle's I'M YOUR MAN! is Coming to LA Photo Nick Hardcastle's I'M YOUR MAN! is Coming to LA
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Los Angeles

After almost a year away in his native Australia, Nick Hardcastle is back and looking for love... he's hitting up Hollywood for one night only, because that's the town to find, develop and nurture true meaningful relationships right? And he's doing it online of course - because as we all know, Grindr is the gateway to true love!
The Anthropologists' NO PANTS IN TUCSON Available For Limited Time On Demand Photo The Anthropologists' NO PANTS IN TUCSON Available For Limited Time On Demand
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Anthropologists' three-camera digital capture of their critically acclaimed subversive comedy, No Pants in Tucson, is available for viewing online from December 1-15. No Pants in Tucson, draws upon blatantly bigoted state laws from the 19th and 20th centuries that made it illegal for women to wear pants in public.
MESSIAH Returns Live With Guelph Chamber Choir Photo MESSIAH Returns Live With Guelph Chamber Choir
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Toronto

Rejoice, the trumpet shall sound, and the glory of this holiday season shall be revealed! Just before Christmas on Saturday, December 18 at 7:30pm join your Guelph Chamber Choir as we return to the comfort and pristine acoustics of the River Run Centre in downtown Guelph, presenting Handel's masterpiece, Messiah
RADIANCE Virtual New Play Showcase to be Livestreamed This December Photo RADIANCE Virtual New Play Showcase to be Livestreamed This December
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Denver

RADIANCE ~ Virtual New Play Showcase will be livestreamed Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11AM - 12:30PM Mountain Time on Bucharest Inside the Beltway Facebook Live - After which publicly available on YouTube for viewing and distribution.
The 10 Best New Broadway Holiday Albums of 2021! Photo The 10 Best New Broadway Holiday Albums of 2021!
by Team BWW on December 04, 2021 in Broadway

Tis the season for holiday tunes! From festive favorites to brand-new bops, Broadway isn't disappointing this year, with a huge variety of new holiday albums from your favorite artists to put under the tree.
B-BOY BLUES: THE PLAY Opens With Sold-Out Performances Photo B-BOY BLUES: THE PLAY Opens With Sold-Out Performances
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Off-Broadway

B-Boy Blues: The Play opened with sold-out performances for its off-Broadway debut at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre/47th Street Theatre in Manhattan. Starring Damone Williams and Jaidus Mondesir, this limited engagement, produced by Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) in association with It's All Jood, Inc., runs through December 11.
BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Dolby Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Dolby Theatre
by Cary Ginell on December 04, 2021 in Los Angeles

The national tour of 'The Band's Visit' is an inspiring musical about the healing power of music and its ability to show common ground between two historically opposing cultures. The show stars Janet Dacal as the vulnerable cafe owner Dina and Sasson Gabay as Tewfiq, the orchestra leader who has been traumatized by a past tragedy.
BWW Review: A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS at Seattle Public Theater Photo BWW Review: A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS at Seattle Public Theater
by Jay Irwin on December 04, 2021 in Seattle

Everyone has their holiday traditions, Dear Readers. Whether it’s trimming the tree or eight nights of presents, or ice skating with the ones you love, these are important events that make our holidays merry and bright. Well, last year, like with so many, our holiday traditions got replaced by staying away from everyone and many events being shut down due to … well, you know. But I’m overjoyed to say that one of my favorite holiday traditions is back this year and just as insane as ever, the annual production of “A Very Die Hard Christmas” from Jeff Schell and the folks from The Habit. Now for some bad news, the show is already completely sold out. But all is not lost as I have it on good authority from Mark Siano, the producer, writer, director, composer, and narrator of the piece, that they have a waitlist of no show tickets each night. But we’ll get into the details of that in a bit, first, to the show.
BWW Review: RETURN OF THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SHOW, LIVE! at Town Hall by Guest Photo BWW Review: RETURN OF THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SHOW, LIVE! at Town Hall by Guest Reviewers Michael Kaplan Nolan and Will Nolan
by Stephen Mosher on December 04, 2021 in Cabaret

As BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon return to Town Hall with their annual Christmas show, Broadway World Cabaret welcomes our first-ever father and son reviewing team to check out the action.
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring Christmas Cheer to Mercer Photo 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring Christmas Cheer to Mercer County Community College
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in New Jersey

The excitement and wonder of the long-awaited midnight visit by Santa Claus, made famous in Clement Moore’s beloved poem, is brought to the stage by The Kelsey Players in a fun and enchanting musical, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Bring the whole family for this joyous holiday tradition at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. 
Experience the Magic of Northeast India at3 Day Culinary & Cultural Extravaganza Photo Experience the Magic of Northeast India at3 Day Culinary & Cultural Extravaganza at The Ashok, New Delhi
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in India

Showcasing the magic of northeast India, a three day culinary and cultural festival kick started at The Ashok yesterday. The festival celebrates the unique gastronomical delights and heritage of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura in the national capital. 
BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Pioneer Theatre Company Brings Out the Inner Chil Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Pioneer Theatre Company Brings Out the Inner Child
by Tyler Hinton on December 04, 2021 in Salt Lake City

​​​​​​​Pioneer Theatre Company’s ELF THE MUSICAL (returning in a new professional production after its 2013 bow) is a fun holiday outing.  Directed by Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka, it brings out the inner child in the characters, actors, and audience alike. 
THE DESERT ROSE Musical is Coming to San Diego This December Photo THE DESERT ROSE Musical is Coming to San Diego This December
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in San Diego

The Desert Rose musical is a story about the triumph of pure love over evil in a setting that shows some of the most disinherited yet essential workers in our society, migrant farmworkers, and Mexican immigrants. Life presents forces to contend with and choices that have deep consequences.
BWW Review: With Flair and A Flourish Kimberly Faye Greenberg Tells The Tale of Photo BWW Review: With Flair and A Flourish Kimberly Faye Greenberg Tells The Tale of FABULOUS FANNY BRICE at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher on December 04, 2021 in Cabaret

With her one-woman solo show about a Vaudevillian only Streisand fans remember, writer-actress Kimberly Faye Greenberg tells the truths that Funny Girl forgot about.
All Star Children's Foundation Appoints New CEO Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D Photo All Star Children's Foundation Appoints New CEO Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Sarasota

Graci McGillicuddy, All Star Children’s Foundation’s co-founder and board chair, announced recently that the board of directors has appointed Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D, as its new CEO. Dr. Ghazarian had served as All Star’s chief research officer since July 2020.
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at KC Ballet Photo BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at KC Ballet
by Kelly Luck on December 04, 2021 in Kansas City

Devon Carney's Christmas fantasy is all the more fantastic in today's worldAfter riding the tempest of the last few years, we seem to crave nothing so much as a return to 'normal'. Nebulous word, normal, but if nothing else, the ability to gather together and enjoy our traditions without being overshadowed by fear is a fundamental aspect.
BWW Interview: Tovah Feldshuh Talks Starring in BECOMING DR. RUTH Off-Broadway Photo BWW Interview: Tovah Feldshuh Talks Starring in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by Chloe Rabinowitz on December 04, 2021 in Broadway

Six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated Tovah Feldshuh's remarkable resume reads like a who's who of history's most iconic Jewish women- Golda Meir, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and now Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Tovah is now bringing her tour-de-force performance as the famed sex therapist in Mark St. Germain's 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' Off-Broadway.
 Davóne Tines to be Honored as Vocalist of the Year at the 61st Annual MUSICAL A Photo Davóne Tines to be Honored as Vocalist of the Year at the 61st Annual MUSICAL AMERICA AWARDS
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in New York City

Bass-baritone Davóne Tines, who in October was announced as Musical America’s 2022 Vocalist of the Year, will be honored for this achievement at the 61st annual Musical America Awards, to be held virtually via Facebook Live on Sunday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Oakland Theater Project Announces 2022 Season Photo Oakland Theater Project Announces 2022 Season
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Sacramento

 Oakland Theater Project (OTP)has announced its 2022 Season, In the Eye of the Storm, with five in-person shows at OTP’s Oakland Theater at FLAX art & design (1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way), and a sixth show to be announced at a later date, that commemorates the 10-year anniversary since their founding in 2012. 
SUPERSIZED WOMEN OF COMEDY Set for Metropolitan Zoom This Saturday Photo SUPERSIZED WOMEN OF COMEDY Set for Metropolitan Zoom This Saturday
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in New York City

Metropolitan Zoom and producer Bernie Furshpan presents Supersized Women of Comedy  in a live virtual venue experience with an exclusive VIP meet and greet after the show.  Supersized Women of Comedy explores perceived beauty standards of society through stand up, improv, unique characters and musical comedy.
Veteran Actor Rodger McDonald to Perform in THE JANE AUSTEN SOIREE Photo Veteran Actor Rodger McDonald to Perform in THE JANE AUSTEN SOIREE
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Sacramento

A theater fixture in the Sacramento area for over 27 years, veteran director & actor, Rodger McDonald will grace the stage at the Lincoln Civic Auditorium on December 11 as the uniquely eccentric characters Sir Walter Elliot & Admiral Croft in Placer Repertory Theater’s performance of Persuasion featured at holiday event the Jane Austen Soiree.
Tennessee Theatre Headlines New Year With New Country Music Musical MAY WE ALL Photo Tennessee Theatre Headlines New Year With New Country Music Musical MAY WE ALL
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Memphis

Playhouse on the Square in partnership with tamburrino, inc., Playhouse on the Square season sponsor Dorothy O. Kirsch, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff present the Initial Production of new country music musical, May We All January 21 - February 20, 2022. 
WHITE WAVE Dance Announces Call for Choreographers for 21st Annual DUMBO Dance F Photo WHITE WAVE Dance Announces Call for Choreographers for 21st Annual DUMBO Dance Festival
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in New York City

White Wave Dance has announced a call for choreographers for the 21st Annual DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF), virtually from June 23-26, 2022. White Wave scours the globe in search of today's most innovative dancemakers, both emerging and established, and brings them to one extended weekend
ARTS ON SITE Announces December Lineup Photo ARTS ON SITE Announces December Lineup
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in New York City

Arts On Site (AOS) has announced December performances, featuring dance, music, and film in the heart of the East Village at Studio 3R, 12 St. Mark’s Place, NYC. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online
The Constantinople Ensemble to Perform Concert CLAIR-OBSCUR Alongside A Filetta Photo The Constantinople Ensemble to Perform Concert CLAIR-OBSCUR Alongside A Filetta
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Montreal

The Constantinople Ensemble will present the concert Clair-obscur on December 11th together with the singers of A Filetta's polyphonic ensemble. For its 20th season, the Constantinople Ensemble is presenting a series of concerts in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Bourgie Hall featuring the talents of both new collaborators & long-time friends.
A VERY IDA CHRISTMAS is Coming to the Public Theatre This December Photo A VERY IDA CHRISTMAS is Coming to the Public Theatre This December
by Gigi Gervais on December 04, 2021 in Maine

Share the gift of laughter this holiday season, when Maine humorist Susan Poulin returns to The Public Theatre Dec 10,11 and 12 in her hilarious and heartwarming production of A Very Ida Christmas.
BWW Review: A Holiday mix-up creates a delightful night at TheatreWorks New Milf Photo BWW Review: A Holiday mix-up creates a delightful night at TheatreWorks New Milford
by Jared Reynolds on December 04, 2021 in Connecticut

A holiday classic with a fun twist, 'What the Dickens?' takes the audience on a unique journey that is destined to delight and entertain!
BWW Review: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS at Lyric Opera Photo BWW Review: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS at Lyric Opera
by Kelly Luck on December 04, 2021 in Kansas City

The Lyric's Amahl, created last year as an online-only performance due to Covid, makes its live stage premiere.
VIDEO: Meet WEST SIDE STORY's Officer Krupke, Broadway Favorite Brian d'Arcy Jam Photo VIDEO: Meet WEST SIDE STORY's Officer Krupke, Broadway Favorite Brian d'Arcy James
by BroadwayWorld TV on December 04, 2021 in Broadway

It's been years in the making and finally it's here! In just under a week, Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated remake of West Side Story hits the big screen. The film features some of musical theatre's most beloved music and most iconic characters, including Officer Krupke, played by Broadway's very own Brian d'Arcy James.