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Former Ambassador James W. Pardew To Speak In Kentucky Former Ambassador James W. Pardew To Speak In Kentucky
by BWW News Desk on January 23, 2018 in Louisville

With current tensions between the US and North Korea on the rise, continued instability in the Middle East, and a resurgent Russia, it is more important than ever to use the United States' past foreign policy as an avenue of learning and improvement. As a leading policymaker in the Balkans following the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, former ambassador to Bulgaria James W. Pardew boasts significant firsthand experience in diffusing the worst European War since the end of World War II. Ambassador Pardew will be speaking about his experience and the lessons he learned at Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky where he will be delivering the 2018 Vince Davis Distinguished Lecture to the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. (more...)
Actors Theatre Offers Humana Festival Experiences to Emerging Arts Leaders,  Expands Community Ticket Grant Actors Theatre Offers Humana Festival Experiences to Emerging Arts Leaders, Expands Community Ticket Grant
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced a new opportunity for early-career arts professionals to experience the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The Emerging Leaders Ticket Grant will welcome emerging practitioners working in theatre to a complimentary weekend of new works and spirited conversation at the 42nd annual Festival, beginning February 28 in Louisville. (more...)
BWW Review: THE HONEY HARVEST at Little Colonel Playhouse BWW Review: THE HONEY HARVEST at Little Colonel Playhouse
by Keith Waits on January 22, 2018 in Louisville

The Honey Harvest is a modest, heartfelt exploration of time and family. Melissa Holt (Megan Kubac) has moved back home to care for her widowed father, John (John Lina) as he suffers the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. One generation coming to grips with the diminished capacity of a parent is not an unusual story, but it will always remain relevant. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 21 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 21
by Audition Roundup on January 21, 2018 in Louisville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 21, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Keitaro Harada To Make Debut With Berkeley Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, and Memphis Symphony Keitaro Harada To Make Debut With Berkeley Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, and Memphis Symphony
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2018 in Louisville

The next three months hold debut performances for Keitaro Harada with four symphonies. February 1 and 2, Harada will step in for Berkeley Symphony's Music Director Joanna Carneiro as she awaits the birth of her fourth child. The program includes Faur 's Cantique de Jean Racine, Gordon Getty's Joan and the Bells and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. He, then, heads to Memphis Symphony to conduct E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Live in Concert followed by a quick trip to Japan for a return to Suntory Hall to conduct The Music of John Williams: Star Wars and Beyond with Tokyo Philharmonic. March holds his debuts with Fort Worth Symphony leading Disney's Fantasia: Live in Concert as well as with Louisville Orchestra leading Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. He returns to Fort Worth in May for Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 1/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 1/20/2018
by BWW on January 20, 2018 in Louisville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for Louisville (more...)
The Carnegie Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season The Carnegie Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Louisville

Groundbreaking music, thrilling romances, and escapes from reality are just a few of the themes patrons can expect in The Carnegie's 2018-19 Theatre Season. (more...)
Trumpeter Nicholas Recktenwald And Jazz Quintet Spur Of The Moment to Perform Around Louisville Trumpeter Nicholas Recktenwald And Jazz Quintet Spur Of The Moment to Perform Around Louisville
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Louisville

Prominent Louisville trumpeter Nicholas Recktenwald and his jazz quintet, Spur of the Moment, have several residencies and performances slated around Louisville in early 2018. Recktenwald and Spur of the Moment will participate in residencies at the Lincoln Performing Arts School and Western Middle School for the Arts and perform for WUOLive. These appearances will culminate in the Gheens Foundation Great Expectations concert, where Recktenwald and the quintet will perform with the Louisville Orchestra at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 19, 2018 in Louisville

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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
The Kentucky Center Presents Jonny Lang With Special Guest Doyle Bramhall II The Kentucky Center Presents Jonny Lang With Special Guest Doyle Bramhall II
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Louisville

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jonny Lang brings his lauded new album Signs to The Kentucky Center. His newest musical venture marks a return to his guitar-based roots by embracing searing vocals and cathartic solos, and encapsulating the spirit of the early blues. (more...)
Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Louisville

BroadwayWorld, the largest and most comprehensive online theatre platform, is pleased to continue its recent expansion today with another new content initiative. Following the recent successful launches of Industry Insider, and Charity Corner, today we're introducing the 2018 Theatre Camp Guide. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 14 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 14
by Audition Roundup on January 14, 2018 in Louisville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 14, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Feature: CONCERT WITH THE STARS at The Lexington Theatre Company Recap BWW Feature: CONCERT WITH THE STARS at The Lexington Theatre Company Recap
by Taylor Clemons on January 14, 2018 in Louisville

A starry concert ends with two big announcements. (more...)
BWW Review: LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons on January 13, 2018 in Louisville

Hopping and bopping, Little Bunny Foo Foo takes over Actors Theatre. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 12, 2018 in Louisville

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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO at Actors Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO at Actors Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Louisville

Directed by Actors Theatre Artistic Director Les Waters, Little Bunny Foo Foo will begin preview performances January 9, open January 11 and run through February 4 in the Bingham Theatre as part of the Brown-Forman Series, with the production underwritten by D. D. Williamson. (more...)
Kentucky Shakespeare Holds Shakespeare Off the Page Workshop Kentucky Shakespeare Holds Shakespeare Off the Page Workshop
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Louisville

Kentucky Shakespeare invites you to step into the mind of Shakespeare. This behind-the-scenes, in-depth, no-homework-required look at Kentucky Shakespeare's upcoming season is great for casual fans, newbies and serious students. Each series takes a deep look at a production being performed at the 2018 Shakespeare In The Parks Tour or Kentucky Shakespeare Festival In Central Park. The last session of each includes a watching the performance, and often chatting with the cast or director. (more...)
BROADWAY BEYOND LOUISVILLE Review: WAITRESS at the Aronoff Center BROADWAY BEYOND LOUISVILLE Review: WAITRESS at the Aronoff Center
by Taylor Clemons on January 11, 2018 in Louisville

The Broadway hit that's baked from the heart opens up in Cincinnati. (more...)
Sam Breslin Wright to Star in Washburn & Malloy's LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO Premiere in Louisville Sam Breslin Wright to Star in Washburn & Malloy's LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO Premiere in Louisville
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Louisville

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore have announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Little Bunny Foo Foo. (more...)
The Kentucky Center And The Speed Concert Series Present Jamie Barton And Kathleen Kelly The Kentucky Center And The Speed Concert Series Present Jamie Barton And Kathleen Kelly
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Louisville

Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano and Kathleen Kelly, piano comes to The Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25. Kentucky Center Members call the member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents, by phone (502) 584-7777, (800) 775-7777, and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience. (more...)
New Civil War History Book, KENTUCKY'S REBEL PRESS, Released this Week New Civil War History Book, KENTUCKY'S REBEL PRESS, Released this Week
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Louisville

Throughout the Civil War, the influence of the popular press and its skillful use of propaganda was extremely significant in Kentucky. Union and Confederate sympathizers were scattered throughout the border slave state, and in 1860, at least twenty-eight of the Commonwealth's approximately sixty newspapers were pro-Confederate, making the secessionist cause seem stronger in Kentucky than it was in reality. In addition, the impact of these rebel presses reached beyond the region to readers throughout the nation. (more...)
Sam Breslin Wright to Star in Washburn & Malloy's LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO Premiere in Louisville Sam Breslin Wright to Star in Washburn & Malloy's LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO Premiere in Louisville
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Louisville

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore have announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Little Bunny Foo Foo. (more...)
Spectacle Meets Sleight of Hand in THE MAGIC PLAY at Actors Theatre Spectacle Meets Sleight of Hand in THE MAGIC PLAY at Actors Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 05, 2018 in Louisville

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore announce the cast and creative team for The Magic Play. Featuring magic created by Brett Schneider, The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker will be directed by Halena Kays. Performances begin January 23 and run through February 11 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium, as part of the Brown-Forman Series. Tickets are available at 502.584.1205, online at ActorsTheatre.org or in person by visiting the Actors Theatre Box Office at 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More!
by BWW Special on January 05, 2018 in Louisville

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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
The Kentucky Center And Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble Present URBAN BUSH WOMEN The Kentucky Center And Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble Present URBAN BUSH WOMEN
by BWW News Desk on January 04, 2018 in Louisville

Kentucky Center Members call the member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents, by phone (502) 584-7777, (800) 775-7777, and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience. (more...)