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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 27 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 27
by Audition Roundup on May 27, 2018 in New Orleans

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 27, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
New Orleans Bakeries Compete to Be Named Official WAITRESS Tour Stop Pie New Orleans Bakeries Compete to Be Named Official WAITRESS Tour Stop Pie
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018 in New Orleans

Broadway in New Orleans, along with the hit Broadway show WAITRESS, are adding a local touch to the show by naming New Orleans' top pie. (more...)
TWFest Partners With NOMA For Arts & Letters Series TWFest Partners With NOMA For Arts & Letters Series
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018 in New Orleans

The Arts & Letters series at the New Orleans Museum of Art welcomes authors, poets, journalists, playwrights, and literary scholars to the museum for public conversations that reflect on literature at the intersection of arts and culture. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on May 25, 2018 in New Orleans

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 SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20
by Audition Roundup on May 20, 2018 in New Orleans

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 20, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW on May 20, 2018 in New Orleans

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for New Orleans (more...)
ALL'S WELL Comes to Shakespeare Fest ALL'S WELL Comes to Shakespeare Fest
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in New Orleans

While New Orleans celebrates its 300th birthday, the Festival commemorates an anniversary of its own. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane  will open its 25th summer season with Shakespeare's comedy All's Well That Ends Well for the first time in its history. (more...)
Southern Rep Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Productions Southern Rep Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Productions
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in New Orleans

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2018-19 Mainstage Season, its 32nd, featuring the regional premieres of THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath as well as three world premieres: AZUL by New Orleans native Christina Quintana, FLOWERS FOR HALLIE - a celebration of Mahalia Jackson written by and starring Troi Bechet - and MANDATORY MERRIMENT: AN UNTITLED HOLIDAY MUSICAL created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch with book by Ian Hoch. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in New Orleans

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, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
The NOCCA Institute's Artists-in-Residence Program Awarded A Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts The NOCCA Institute's Artists-in-Residence Program Awarded A Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in New Orleans

The NOCCA Institute to receive $40,000 grantfrom the National Endowment for the Arts [New Orleans, LA]-National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $40,000 to The NOCCA Institute for its longstanding Artists-in-Residence program. The grant will be paid over two years. (more...)
Patchwork Players Begins Another Season At Rivertown Theaters With CINDERELLA Patchwork Players Begins Another Season At Rivertown Theaters With CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2018 in New Orleans

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will continue its 2018 summer season with more delightful productions for the whole family as the popular Patchwork Players makes Rivertown its home and presents Cinderella June 4 - 10 on the Lagniappe Stage. (more...)
Photo Flash: NOLA  Artists Grapple with Gentrification in SEA OF COMMON CATASTROPHE Photo Flash: NOLA Artists Grapple with Gentrification in SEA OF COMMON CATASTROPHE
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in New Orleans

Irondale is proud to present the New York premiere of Sea of Common Catastrophe, a surreal multimedia theater work that grapples with complicity in the face of rapid urban change. Designed and directed by Jeff Becker, who leads a team of fellow New Orleans-based artists, Sea of Common Catastrophe follows three long-time residents of a tiny seaside town whose lives are uprooted when a compelling stranger arrives. Inspired by a passage from Gabriel Garc?i?a Ma?rquez's novella Sea of Lost Time-where a town drowns on a Sunday afternoon but persists, submerged, in its daily life, as if the deluge had never occurred-Sea of Common Catastrophe uses spectacular lighting and video, live music, and an innovative two-story set to evoke a changing landscape of upscale living and chic restaurants that suddenly transforms into a magical sunken world. (more...)
Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $43 Million Arts Investment In 7 U.S. Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $43 Million Arts Investment In 7 U.S. Cities
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in New Orleans

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the expansion of the Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program to seven new cities. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of more than 200 small and midsize cultural organizations within seven cities: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Through the $43 million multi-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide unrestricted general operating support as well as arts management training in areas that include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and board development. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 in New Orleans

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 TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
Join The BWW New Orleans on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW New Orleans on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in New Orleans

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the New Orleans Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk on May 03, 2018 in New Orleans

All you loyal followers of 'Little Shop of Horrors,' get ready for the live, bloodthirsty Broadway musical version of the cult classic, Roger Corman movie that was shot in two days, coming to Rivertown Theaters May 4 - 20. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 2018 in New Orleans

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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: JPAS Takes Flight with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN BWW Review: JPAS Takes Flight with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Heidi Scheuermann on May 02, 2018 in New Orleans

Nearly 10 years after the movie, some geniuses decided to turn the show into a Broadway musical starring Aaron Tveit and Norbert Leo Butz. Honestly, what more do we need in life? While the show didn't have a long run on Broadway, it is now being played in regional theatres, and the New Orleans area was lucky enough to have the opportunity to experience the fun at Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS). (more...)
Two Local Young Actresses Cast As Lulu For The New Orleans Engagement Of WAITRESS Two Local Young Actresses Cast As Lulu For The New Orleans Engagement Of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2018 in New Orleans

The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS, which will play at the Saenger Theatre June 12-17, 2018, has cast two young local actresses to take on the role of "Lulu" during the New Orleans engagement. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, WAITRESS will close out the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017-2018 season. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special on April 27, 2018 in New Orleans

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in New Orleans

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for New Orleans (more...)
Rivertown Theaters Presents The Horrifically Hysterical Re-Make Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Rivertown Theaters Presents The Horrifically Hysterical Re-Make Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in New Orleans

All you loyal followers of "Little Shop of Horrors," get ready for the live, bloodthirsty Broadway musical version of the cult classic, Roger Corman movie that was shot in two days, coming to Rivertown Theaters May 4 - 20.    (more...)
BWW Review: RENT at Saenger Theatre BWW Review: RENT at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett on April 19, 2018 in New Orleans

Answering machines and public payphones may be things of the past, but the epic rock musical RENT still holds up to this day. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in New Orleans

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: Sammy Ferber is Mark in RENT 20th Anniversary Tour BWW Interview: Sammy Ferber is Mark in RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Heidi Scheuermann on April 17, 2018 in New Orleans

This week is going to be great! Do you know why? It's because the 20th Anniversary tour of one of the best modern musicals is headed to the Saenger tonight! RENT, written by Jonathan Larson, follows a group of artists as they face life living in East Village as they deal with love and loss at the height of the AIDS epidemic. It's a story that teaches audience how to live their life in the present because tomorrow isn't guaranteed. What a lesson! (more...)