Baltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra Appoints Two to Senior Artistic StaffBaltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra Appoints Two to Senior Artistic Staff
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage is excited to announce two additions to its leadership team and artistic staff. Chiara Klein has been appointed Director of Artistic Producing and will join Center Stage from New York's Public Theater. Adena Varner has been promoted to Director of Learning and Social Accountability. (more...)

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by Sarah Hookey - Apr 9, 2019

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DREAMGIRLS Star Durone Stokes Re-imagines 'Family'DREAMGIRLS Star Durone Stokes Re-imagines 'Family'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Durone Stokes has spent the past two years in the West End production of the award- winning soulful musical Dreamgirls. Playing the role of C.C White, Stokes impressed audiences with his velvety vocals and the endearing warmth of his portrayal. Following his departure from the show, Durone has recorded and produced a reimagined version of one of his main songs: 'Family'. (more...)

Little Theatre Of Manchester In Search Of Men for DREAMGIRLSLittle Theatre Of Manchester In Search Of Men for DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) is in search of several men to fill out the cast for its April production of DREAMGIRLS, including at least four African-American men to play principal roles. (more...)

Holiday Recipe from Mexico's Velas Resorts: Rack of Lamb with Cognac Cherry JamHoliday Recipe from Mexico's Velas Resorts: Rack of Lamb with Cognac Cherry Jam
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Velas Resorts in Mexico bring the joy and wonder of the holiday season with gourmet gatherings, a Kids Stay Free promotion and other gifts this festive season. For those unable to make it to one of the resorts, with locations in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, the resort collection shares one of its holiday recipes. (more...)

Juilliard Opera Presents Benjamin Britten's THE TURN OF THE SCREWJuilliard Opera Presents Benjamin Britten's THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Zeger, opens its opera season with Britten's The Turn of the Screw, featuring Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by John Giampietro, on Wednesday, November 14 and Friday, November 16, 2018, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 2pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 12th D.C. Career FairArena Stage Announces 12th D.C. Career Fair
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in partnership with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. and the D.C. Department of Employment Services, opens its doors for the 12th semi-annual D.C. Career Fair Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mead Center (1101 Sixth St., SW). Throughout the past five years, Arena Stage has partnered with more than 100 participating organizations and served a combined total of nearly 8,000 community members by hosting regular career fairs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off 11th Season With DREAMGIRLS:Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off 11th Season With DREAMGIRLS:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Berkeley Playhouse opens their eleventh season of professional theater for family audiences with the legendary Broadway musical, Dreamgirls. One of the most celebrated American musicals of the 20th century, Dreamgirls was inspired by the stories and rise of R&B's most popular superstars, including The Supremes, James Brown, and the roster of artists that helped change the landscape of popular music in the 60s and 70s. Effie, Lorrell, and Deena have grown up together-they are young, determined, and talented-and they've got a dream to be the next big girl group on the radio, no matter what the cost. (more...)

BWW Review: No Sleepin' on the Job in DREAMGIRLS  at The Cupcake TheaterBWW Review: No Sleepin' on the Job in DREAMGIRLS at The Cupcake Theater
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 17, 2018

This musical is one that everyone loves, but it is not an easy one to put together and do right. Tor Campbell, the Director and Choreographer, has accomplished that with an abundance of clever ideas, high energy, style, conviction and talent. The entire Cast is on top of it, feeling and selling this Broadway treasure like nobody's business! There is so much heart in this large Cast that it just spills out everywhere on stage all the way to the back of the house. Besides non-stop movement, full-out everything across the board performancewise, each Principal and each Ensemble member puts their all into it. Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Kreiger, Originally Choreographed and Directed by the great Michael Bennett. (more...)

New Pilobolus Five Senses Festival Begins TonightNew Pilobolus Five Senses Festival Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

The international movement and entertainment company, Pilobolus (Executive Producer, Itamar Kubovy; Renee Jaworski and Matt Kent, artistic directors), kicks-off its first ever Pilobolus Five Senses Festival this weekend. A celebration of arts and ideas convening the company's vast network of creative, world-renowned collaborators in its own backyard of Washington, Connecticut, the festival begins Friday, July 27 and runs through August 11, rain or shine. For more information and to purchase tickets to The Pilobolus Five Senses Festival, please visit www.FiveSensesFestival.com. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

Get 47% Off Tickets To Hit West End Musical DREAMGIRLSGet 47% Off Tickets To Hit West End Musical DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award-winning musical Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End. Get 47% off tickets in our summer sale - book here! (more...)

WILL ON THE HILL Raises $500,000 For Shakespeare Theatre CompanyWILL ON THE HILL Raises $500,000 For Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The West Wing's Melissa Fitzgerald, Broadway actor Heath Saunders, Emery Battis Award-winner Victoria Frings and Ken Clark, currently playing King Arthur in Camelot at STC, recently joined Members of Congress and notable Washingtonians onto the stage at Sidney Harman Hall to perform in Will on the Hill. Now in its sixteenth year, the much-loved bipartisan event took place on June 11 and raised $500,000 for the theatre's education and community outreach programs. (more...)

BWW Review: JAKARTA PERFORMING ARTS COMMUNITY's Wondrous Take on DREAMGIRLSBWW Review: JAKARTA PERFORMING ARTS COMMUNITY's Wondrous Take on DREAMGIRLS
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jun 4, 2018

The date was May 25th 2018. On the Friday evening blessed with clear skies, Graha Bhakti Budaya was filling out with people coming to watch the 9th musical drama production by Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC) - DREAMGIRLS. It was the opening night and the anticipation coming from everyone was palpable. The event had 7 months of preparation and promises of being bigger and better than before. Following last year's WEST SIDE STORY, JPAC once again bought the performance license for DREAMGIRLS, this time through Tams-Witmark Music Library. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

Investigation Discovery's THE SCENE OF THE CRIME With Tony Harris Returns for Second Season This JuneInvestigation Discovery's THE SCENE OF THE CRIME With Tony Harris Returns for Second Season This June
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2018

Tony Harris brings his Emmy-award winning journalism background and desire to get to the truth back to Investigation Discovery for a sophomore season of SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS. Traveling to communities rocked by horrific acts of violence, Harris explores unbelievable injustices to better understand how these crimes came to be and why lives were forever changed. Harris coaxes out deeply buried reactions and new details to reveal the often nefarious players and foreboding places behind the crimes. The immersive newsmagazine SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS returns for a second season on Investigation Discovery beginning Sunday, June 3 at 10/9c. (more...)

BWW Previews: DREAMGIRLS Comes True by Jakarta Performing Arts CommunityBWW Previews: DREAMGIRLS Comes True by Jakarta Performing Arts Community
by Rakaputra Paputungan - May 20, 2018

Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC), the Jakarta-based musical theater community which in 2017 produced and performed an officially licensed version of WEST SIDE STORY will return this May with their 9th production, DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Courtney Marie Andrews Nominated for 'Emerging Artist of the Year' at 2018 Americana AwardsCourtney Marie Andrews Nominated for 'Emerging Artist of the Year' at 2018 Americana Awards
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2018

Courtney Marie Andrews is nominated for “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards show is scheduled for September 12 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

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