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THE CHRONICLES OF OGGLE Comes To Dublin Beginning Tonight Photo THE CHRONICLES OF OGGLE Comes To Dublin Beginning Tonight
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Ireland

The Chronicles of Oggle is a hilarious and heart-breaking story of small towns and even smaller minds written by one of Ireland's most prolific actors Peter Gowen (Love Hate / Charlie / The Butcher Boy).
Northwest Vocal Showcase Finals Will Take Place on the Warner's Main Stage This Photo Northwest Vocal Showcase Finals Will Take Place on the Warner's Main Stage This Month
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Connecticut

The top five contestants will move on to the second round that night to sing one final song. The judges will select the top three finalists. Cash prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to the top three winners.
Coribante Producciones presenta BURLAS DE AMOR DE DOÑA BARROCO Photo Coribante Producciones presenta BURLAS DE AMOR DE DOÑA BARROCO
by Nuria Pedret on August 03, 2021 in Spain

La comedia musical con textos del Siglo de Oro Español estará en cartel del 17 al 21 de agosto en la Fiesta Corral Cervantes
Marieann Meringolo Makes Brookside Cabaret Debut August 4th With BETWEEN YESTERD Photo Marieann Meringolo Makes Brookside Cabaret Debut August 4th With BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW: THE SONGS OF ALAN & MARILYN BERGMAN
by Stephen Mosher on August 03, 2021 in Cabaret

What could be better than an evening of music by The Bergmans? Having the music be sung by Marieann Meringolo.
The McKnight Center For The Performing Arts Opens Ticket Packages For 2021-2022 Photo The McKnight Center For The Performing Arts Opens Ticket Packages For 2021-2022 Season To The Public
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Oklahoma

Season subscriptions come with great benefits, like early access to sell-out events like Tim McGraw and bundled savings of up to 20% off compared to single event ticket prices.
Casting Announced For BEDLAM's PERSUASION Photo Casting Announced For BEDLAM's PERSUASION
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Off-Broadway

Performances of BEDLAM's World Premiere of PERSUASION begin Saturday, September 11, 2021, at The Connelly Theater (220 East Fourth Street), opening Tuesday, September 21, for a limited 7-week engagement. 
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Sarasota

This year's recipients and their respective benefactors are: Todd Bellamy II, Alan P. Kurland Artist Development Scholarship; Charlotte Corporan, Dr. Jody Beresford & Dr. Robert Mayer Artist Development Scholarship; Ariana Fitzgerald, Marie McKee & Robert Cole Artist Development Scholarship; Amaya Glover, Shelley & Sy Goldblatt Artist Development Scholarship; Tay Marquise, Jack & Priscilla Schlegel Artist Development Scholarship; Astrid Victoria McIntyre, Kitty & John Cranor Artist Development Scholarship; Maicy Powell, Marian Moss Artist Development Scholarship; and Aleah Williams, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Artist Development Scholarship.
Passage Theatre Company Announces Its 2021-22 Season Photo Passage Theatre Company Announces Its 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in New Jersey

On September 25, Passage will be presenting a Writer's Roundtable where several of the season's playwrights will be giving Audience members a behind-the-scenes look behind the creative process and creation of the shows this season.
Casting Announced for the World Premiere of PERSUASION by Sarah Rose Kearns Photo Casting Announced for the World Premiere of PERSUASION by Sarah Rose Kearns
by Chloe Rabinowitz on August 03, 2021 in Off-Broadway

BEDLAM’s PERSUASION, a new play by Sarah Rose Kearns adapted from the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Eric Tucker, will feature Sarah Rose Kearns, Rajesh Bose, Caroline Grogan, Nandita Shenoy, Jamie Smithson, Randolph Curtis Rand, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Claire Hsu, Annabel Capper and Yonatan Gebeyehu.
HON SKA HETA MINOU Will Be Performed via Zoom This Month Photo HON SKA HETA MINOU Will Be Performed via Zoom This Month
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Sweden

Vanna is in the last stages of pregnancy. It is 2021 and she is up all night scouring the internet for pushchairs, when suddenly a video chat window opens, with another woman roughly her age. Is this a technical glitch? Both the woman and the room she is sitting in look oddly familiar.
The Astana Ballet Theatre Has Completed its Eighth Theatrical Season Photo The Astana Ballet Theatre Has Completed its Eighth Theatrical Season
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Russia

The season began with ten charity concerts for medical workers, organized with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, as well as the Ministry of Healthcare. The concert program of the charity evenings included such bright performances as the “Love Fear Loss” one-act ballet and the “Heritage of the Great Steppe” national divertissement, which fully reveals the grace, strength and expression of the Kazakh national dance.
THE BARTERED BRIDE Will Be Performed at the National Theatre in September Photo THE BARTERED BRIDE Will Be Performed at the National Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Prague

Bedřich Smetana’s The Bartered Bride is a true evergreen of Czech theatre and music. Every single Czech should see the opera at the National at least once! Depicting the story of calculating, ridiculous, but also sincerely loving figures from a small Czech village, the piece has been staged for more than 150 years, enthralling generations and always winning new fans. If you are still not among them, come and see the opera for yourself!
DIÁLOGOS MUSICAIS Will Be Performed at Teatro das Figuras Photo DIÁLOGOS MUSICAIS Will Be Performed at Teatro das Figuras
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Portugal

Maria João Pires plays wonderful interpretations of the notes that have already been written by the great composers and that she transcends in each performance, while Júlio Resende, in order to play and seek to transcend himself, needs that no note is already written, so that there is the freedom to write in the moment, in full flight, to improvise, to take risks, to create something unique that will only be heard this time by the audience present and that will never be repeated.
THE RETURN OF THE KING Will Be Performed at Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny Photo THE RETURN OF THE KING Will Be Performed at Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Poland

Michael Jackson is not dead! He is alive and well, somewhere in Poland! The corpse found at the Neverland estate, in fact, belonged to his doppelganger, fully responsible for all paedophile acts that the King of Pop is wrongly accused of.
VIDEO: Jamie Esteva Wilson on His Lifelong Friendship With the Late Carlos Celdr Photo VIDEO: Jamie Esteva Wilson on His Lifelong Friendship With the Late Carlos Celdran
by Stage Tube on August 03, 2021 in Philippines

In a new video from Ballet Philippines, theater actor, Jamie Esteva Wilson, tells an engaging tale of how his lifelong friendship with the late Carlos Celdran, tour guide extraordinaire and performance artist, began back in high school.
Aires Peruanos Will Be Performed Digitally and at Gran Teatro Nacional This Week Photo Aires Peruanos Will Be Performed Digitally and at Gran Teatro Nacional This Week
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Peru

La Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Perú vuelve al primer escenario del país, el Gran Teatro Nacional, para brindar el concierto “Aires Peruanos” reanudando así sus actividades presenciales con público en el marco del Bicentenario de nuestra Independencia.
WAM Theatre Receives Community Investment Grant From Women's Fund Of Western Mas Photo WAM Theatre Receives Community Investment Grant From Women's Fund Of Western Mass
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Boston

WFWM distributed grants through this initiative to WAM and other organizations working with women and girls whose work aligns with one or more of these strategic pillars: economic security; freedom from gender-based violence, harassment, and harm; and, parity in positions of leadership, representation, and power.
Massey Theatre Announces Lineup For its 2021-22 Season Photo Massey Theatre Announces Lineup For its 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Ottawa

Tickets are on sale now! Learn more about the full lineup and how to purchase tickets here.
VIDEO: Watch an All New Second Preview of Greek National Opera's THE SEVEN DEATH Photo VIDEO: Watch an All New Second Preview of Greek National Opera's THE SEVEN DEATHS OF MARIA CALLAS
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Greece

This is a co-production of the Greek National Opera, the Bavarian State Opera (Munich), the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opéra national de Paris and the Teatro di San Carlo (Naples).
LONELY TOGETHER Will Be Performed at Kunstfest Weimar 2021 Photo LONELY TOGETHER Will Be Performed at Kunstfest Weimar 2021
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Germany

The Catalan Roberto Olivan and the South African Gregory Maqoma studied with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Brussels in the mid-90s. Even though the two internationally renowned dancers and choreographers were born far apart in the south of their respective continents, they are aware of the many similarities in their emotions and visions.
BWW Review: I COULD USE A DRINK, Garrick Theatre Photo BWW Review: I COULD USE A DRINK, Garrick Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina on August 03, 2021 in UK / West End

Sometimes theatre shows don’t work out. Some can feel like watching a train wreck in slow motion, and others build a brick wall without any mortar to keep the pieces together. It takes nothing, maybe a slight push for the latter to disintegrate. I Could Use a Drink is a mix of both under director Alex Conder.
VIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For STONES IN HIS POCKETS at the Barn Theatre Photo VIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For STONES IN HIS POCKETS at the Barn Theatre
by Stage Tube on August 03, 2021 in UK Regional

The 25th Anniversary production stars Shaun Blaney as Jake Quinn and Gerard McCabe as Charlie Conlon. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
New Old Friends' CRIMES IN EGYPT Will Tour This Autumn Photo New Old Friends' CRIMES IN EGYPT Will Tour This Autumn
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in UK Regional

It's 1935 and celebrated Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile – when tragedy strikes again. All passengers and staff are suspects, and the body count is growing - will Arinae's little grey cells identify the murderer in time?!
Theatre Faculty Will Direct Shows for Forward Theater's 2021-22 Season Photo Theatre Faculty Will Direct Shows for Forward Theater's 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Madison

Kelly is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama, and also holds a concurrent appointment with the Odyssey Project in the Division of Continuing Studies. Mark H. is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama.
Photos: First Look at ROCK OF AGES at Theatre Aspen Photo Photos: First Look at ROCK OF AGES at Theatre Aspen
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Denver

Theatre Aspen's 2021 season continues with the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages (July 30  – August 21) by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster, in his  fourth consecutive summer at Theatre Aspen and choreographed by Abbey O’Brien (Waitress; Jagged Little Pill), who returns after stints as director and choreographer of  the 2019 Theatre Aspen Holiday and Summer 2020 Cabaret Series.
Toronto City Opera, Rossini Opera Festival and Aspes SpA Announce Partnership Photo Toronto City Opera, Rossini Opera Festival and Aspes SpA Announce Partnership
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Toronto

In March 2022 Toronto City Opera will host the Rossini Opera Festival in Toronto, adding to its international audition network of New York, Moscow, Seoul and Pesaro, for the selection of singers for the annual “Alberto Zedda' Rossiniana Academy in Pesaro.
BWW Review: WONDERVILLE, Palace Theatre Photo BWW Review: WONDERVILLE, Palace Theatre
by Gary Naylor on August 03, 2021 in UK / West End

Wonderville's varied cast of magicians and illusionists keep the pace high in a rip-roaring family show that provokes delight and, yes, wonder.
El Musical Favorito de... Joan Vázquez Photo El Musical Favorito de... Joan Vázquez
by Nuria Pedret on August 03, 2021 in Spain

El actor y cantante Joan Vázquez nos habla de GYPSY, el musical de Jule Styne y Stephen Sondheim sobre la artista Gypsy y su madre, Mamma Rose
JOY Festival Will Celebrate and Showcases Work By Disabled Artists at the Lyric Photo JOY Festival Will Celebrate and Showcases Work By Disabled Artists at the Lyric Hammersmith in September
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in UK Regional

Families will be able to have a go at circus skills, such as spinning plates, diablo, juggling and hula hoops, and can help create a large-scale community art piece based on the 'paint splashing' technique of artist Jackson Pollock.   Integrated dance company Amici Dance Theatre Company will run dance improvisations for all the family.  
Biographies of Bollywood Legends Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor Now Available on Sto Photo Biographies of Bollywood Legends Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor Now Available on Storytel as Audiobooks
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in India

Kitabein Bolti Hain, a new Facebook live session organized by Storytel Hindi, hosted by Prashant Suman, Hindi Content Manager Storytel, brought two special guests honored with national honor: Anant Vijay and Yatindra Mishra, to discuss the audiobooks by Storytel on two of India's greatest Bollywood superstars, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar.
VIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series to Help COVID-19 Survivors Photo VIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series
by Stage Tube on August 03, 2021 in Broadway

Soprano and Arts/Health Advocate Renée Fleming has launched Healing Breath: a series of breathing exercises shared by opera singers, actors and Broadway stars for anyone trying to regain breath after illness.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Will Return to the Fox Theater This Fall Photo THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Will Return to the Fox Theater This Fall
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Santa Barbara

It’s the 45th Anniversary + 1 (plus one since the theater didn’t get to celebrate the 45th Anniversary last year) and live shadow cast The Velvet Darkness is also returning to the stage. Custom designed t-shirts by Chris Borbon and prop bags are also available to purchase at check out.
Summerland Music Society Will Perform Chamber Music at the Park Theater This Mon Photo Summerland Music Society Will Perform Chamber Music at the Park Theater This Month
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Central New York

Later this month, the Park Theater will host Summerland Music Society’s Violin & Piano Recital featuring the music of Brahms, Sarasate, Kreisler and Still.
CLUE THE MUSICAL Will Reopen the Richmond Community Theatre This Month Photo CLUE THE MUSICAL Will Reopen the Richmond Community Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Detroit

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon.
The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera Productions Will Return to the Cinema in Se Photo The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera Productions Will Return to the Cinema in September
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in UK Regional

With restrictions easing across the globe, the Royal Opera House has now re-opened its beautiful theatre in the heart of Covent Garden, and will launch with a brand-new 2021/2022 season — the first full ROH programme for two years.
THE NATIONAL GOES INTERNATIONAL Announces New Date at National Theatre Melbourne Photo THE NATIONAL GOES INTERNATIONAL Announces New Date at National Theatre Melbourne
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Australia - Melbourne

Led by the National Theatre Ballet School's Artistic Director Damian Smith, this celebratory performance has a focus on international dance styles and includes pieces by local dance companies Karma Dance and the Lehenda Ukranian Dance Company.
Video: In Rehearsal For André De Shields: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at Feinstein's Photo Video: In Rehearsal For André De Shields: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Cabaret

De Shields will be joined by vocalists Kimberly Marable, Lori Tishfield, and Freida Williams, with Music Director Sean Mayes on piano and Rudy Bird on percussion.
Casting Complete For HAMLET Concert Starring Jordan Donica, Adam Pascal, Samant Photo Casting Complete For HAMLET Concert Starring Jordan Donica, Adam Pascal, Samantha Pauly, and Bryonha Marie Parham
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Indianapolis

Additional cast members include Eric Wiegand (Plaza Suite), Kelly Krauter (Waitress 2nd National Tour), Sarah-Anne Martinez (Blue Bloods), Christina Barnes (Frankenstein), Kyle Caress (Cinderella National Tour), Jenn Maurer (Elf the Musical National Tour), Sophie Miller, Jack Ducat and Jake Letts.
Wake Up With BWW 8/3: Natalie Mendoza Joins MOULIN ROUGE! as Satine, and More! Photo Wake Up 8/3: Natalie Mendoza Joins MOULIN ROUGE! as Satine, & More!
by Stephi Wild on August 03, 2021 in Broadway

Today's top stories: Natalie Mendoza joins Moulin Rouge! as Satine, Elsie Fest lineup (Jordan Fisher, Adrienne Warren, Alex Brightman), and more!
Lancaster Playwriting Prize Encourages LGBTQAI+ Voices to be Heard Photo Lancaster Playwriting Prize Encourages LGBTQAI+ Voices to be Heard
by Alexa Criscitiello on August 03, 2021 in UK Regional

A playwriting competition which aims to encourage writing for the stage among underrepresented writers in the North West gets underway today (August 3).
Dezart Performs Announces an Incredible Post-Covid Season Featuring GIRLFRIEND, Photo Dezart Performs Announces an Incredible Post-Covid Season Featuring GIRLFRIEND, THE MOUNTAINTOP, GRAND CONCOURSE And EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by David Green on August 03, 2021 in Palm Springs

Like an oasis springing up in the Desert after a year of theatrical drought, the award-winning Dezart Performs of Palm Springs (www.dezartperforms.org) returns with a full four-play schedule that brings music, mayhem, mirth and an exploration of mental health to the fore in their 14thSeason. First up is the critically-acclaimed Todd Almond / Matthew Sweet musical GIRLFRIEND (October 27 – 30) taking place outside at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater.  Kicking off the new year, the company returns to its traditional home at thePearl McManus Theater (at the historic Palm Springs Woman’s Club / 314 S Cahuilla Road, Downtown Palm Springs) with Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP  (January 14 – 23), a bold reimagining of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s final night. Next is Heidi Schreck’sdramatic exploration of compassion and forgiveness as seen through the eyes of a nun in a Bronx soup kitchen, GRAND CONCOURSE (March 4 – 13). Rounding out the calendar is the one-person comedy/drama EVERY BRILLIANT THING (April 1 – 10) by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and directed by Deborah Harmon. EVERY BRILLIANT THING was originally the final production of the 2020 Season, delayed by COVID. 
Local Radio Station KGAY Sold To LGBTQ Media Company Expanding Programming And E Photo Local Radio Station KGAY Sold To LGBTQ Media Company Expanding Programming And Ensuring Station 'Stays Gay'
by David Green on August 03, 2021 in Palm Springs

Nearly three years ago, when radio veteran and founder of Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr helped launch KGAY 106.5, the airwaves and audience responded – big time!  Now, in a new agreement, Sunnylands Broadcasting has sold the popular franchise ensuring that “KGAY stays Gay”.   LGBTQ+ programming will be expanded with popular KGAY hosts returning to the airwaves today, Monday, August 2: John Taylor in the mornings and Chris Shebel in the afternoons.