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New Yiddish Rep's AWAKE AND SING, THE INVISIBLE BOOK and More Set for Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2017-18 SeasonNew Yiddish Rep's AWAKE AND SING, THE INVISIBLE BOOK and More Set for Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Peter Meinke and William Dawson Present Musical PoetryBWW Interviews: Peter Meinke and William Dawson Present Musical Poetry
by Trevor Durham - Aug 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Florida Poet Laureate and long-time author Peter Meinke will recite stories of his life and poems over original arrangements of prized composer William Dawson Jr. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Announces 2017 Winners for NYMF Awards for ExcellenceNew York Musical Festival Announces 2017 Winners for NYMF Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the winners of the 2017 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Hudson Terrace (621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036). The 2017 NYMF Award for Best Musical Sponsored by Play-by-Play was awarded to GENERATION ME, with the Show-Score Best of Fest Awards for Readings, Concerts/Events and Productions, going to CHRISTMAS IN HELL, DORIAN GRAY, and ERROL AND FIDEL, respectively. GENERATION ME took home the most awards, with GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, ERROL AND FIDEL, and FREEDOM RIDERS taking home multiple prizes as well. (more...)

CCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty OperasCCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty Operas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

THE CHESS PLAYER Reimagines Classic Tale at Edinburgh FringeTHE CHESS PLAYER Reimagines Classic Tale at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A battle rages inside prisoner's mind as he struggles against insanity while held in solitary confinement in a Nazi jail. After stealing a book of chess matches, he divides his conscious self into two feuding chess masters. (more...)

WRITE OUT LOUD presents 8th Annual TWAINFEST, 8/19WRITE OUT LOUD presents 8th Annual TWAINFEST, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience  - announces the 8th Annual TwainFest to take place on Saturday, August 19th from 11am - 5pm in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego. New this year, TwainFest expands into the evening with Twain After Dark, a ticketed event for adults at the Cosmopolitan Hotel which starts at 6:00pm. TwainFest is produced by Write Out Loud and sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes in association with Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMFAriana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for two of their concert events: Women of Note, and How The Light Gets In; and a new panel discussion with Honest Accomplice Theatre, titled Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage. (more...)

CTHULU: The Musical Comes to Portland This WeekCTHULU: The Musical Comes to Portland This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

After six weeks of sold-out performances in Ashland, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will be bringing its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical, to Portland for performances at The Shoebox Theater July 13-15. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Gets Ready for Its 14th Year! Preview CAMP WANATACHI, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL, THE FOURTH MESSENGER and MorePhoto Coverage: NYMF Gets Ready for Its 14th Year! Preview CAMP WANATACHI, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL, THE FOURTH MESSENGER and More
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 28, 2017

Now in its fourteenth year, the 2017 New York Musical Festival will take place July 10th through August 6th at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studio, The Green Room 42 @ YOTEL, and The Castillo Theatre in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director and Rachel Sussman serves as Producing Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from rehearsals below! (more...)

Destination America Premieres Season 2 of Hit Series GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, 7/10Destination America Premieres Season 2 of Hit Series GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Groff, Hartley and Saint return for season 2 to follow new leads and attempt to solve the mystery once and for all, with eight all-new episodes of GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN premiering on Monday, July 10 at 10/9c on Destination America. (more...)

CTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle This JulyCTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

After six weeks of sold-out performances in Oregon, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will be bringing its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical, to Seattle for performances at 18th and Union July 21, 22 and 24. (more...)

The Curse Returns: GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN Is Back for a Second SeasonThe Curse Returns: GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN Is Back for a Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In the first season of GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, a surge of 911 calls reporting what appeared to be supernatural activity in Shepherdstown, W.V., inspired Police Chief Michael King to enlist the help of paranormal investigators to figure out why the town had become such a hotbed for hauntings. Nick Groff, Bill Hartley, and Elizabeth Saint, with the help of local historian Dana Mitchell and psychic medium Lorie Johnson, uncovered clues linking the rash of mysterious incidents to Shepherdstown's historic waterways and a woman murdered on accusations of witchcraft in the town's early history. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Chair NYMF 2017; Lesli Margherita and More to Star!Audra McDonald to Chair NYMF 2017; Lesli Margherita and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along; Ragtime; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) as 2017 NYMF Honorary Chair. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer to Star in LA Opera's CANDIDEKelsey Grammer to Star in LA Opera's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Kelsey Grammer will make his LA Opera debut in the company's 2018 production of Candide, composer Leonard Bernstein's 1956 Broadway classic.  (more...)

CTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Portland This SummerCTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Portland This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

After six weeks of sold-out performances in Ashland, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will be bringing its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical, to Portland for performances at The Shoebox Theater July 14-15. (more...)

CTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle This SummerCTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

???????After six weeks of sold-out performances in Oregon, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will be bringing its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical, to Seattle for performances at 18th and Union July 21, 22 and 24. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART  is Guilty of Pulling at Your Heartstrings.BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART is Guilty of Pulling at Your Heartstrings.
by David Edward Perry - May 5, 2017

After you visit the McGrath sisters your family issues wont seem so bad. (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and More Round Out NYMF's Lineup; 2017 Events & More Announced!PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and More Round Out NYMF's Lineup; 2017 Events & More Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today its final selections for 2017 NYMF. A series of developmental readings, invited productions, concerts and Beta Events will join the previously announced programming. (more...)

Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse StageComedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

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