BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Brave Spirits TheatreBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Brave Spirits Theatre
by Jack Read - Apr 7, 2019

'I like this place, and willingly could waste my time in it.' This line, spoken by Celia (Rebecca Speas) early in As You Like It, is an appropriate way to describe the vibe of Brave Spirits Theatre's new production of Shakespeare's comedy, directed by Jessica Aimone. It's an amiable production of one of the most laid-back plays in the canon, led by a charismatic cast whose chief concern is our entertainment. On that front, it's a success. (more...)

BST Presents Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT With Original MusicBST Presents Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT With Original Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

Escape to the forest of Arden with a romantic and immersive production of As You Like It. Four charming couples swoon, banter, argue, and fall deeply in love against the background of an original, modern score. This production reunites the team behind our entertaining, touching, and bittersweet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream: director Jessica Aimone and music director and composer Zach Roberts. Join Brave Spirits Theatre for the wedding of the year! (more...)

NJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Company Present
Duke Ellington's SOPHISTICATED LADIESNJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Company Present Duke Ellington's SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Andr De Shields directs this high-stepping revival for the 21st century, starring a dazzling cast of Broadway talent and featuring an onstage band well-versed in Duke's greatest music at New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street, Newark NJ Victoria Theater $69 - $89 (more...)

Photo Flash: Chatting With Director Andre De Shields In The SOPHISTICATED LADIES Rehearsal RoomPhoto Flash: Chatting With Director Andre De Shields In The SOPHISTICATED LADIES Rehearsal Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Crossroads Theatre Company and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) are presenting a co-production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies at NJPAC, 1 Center Street in Newark, Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2019. Click here to purchase tickets. (more...)

Duke Ellington Center For The Arts (DECFA) To Celebrate The Maestro's 119th Birthday With A Free Musical Tribute ConcertDuke Ellington Center For The Arts (DECFA) To Celebrate The Maestro's 119th Birthday With A Free Musical Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2018

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will celebrate the 119th birthday of Duke Ellington with a FREE All-Ellington Musical Tribute on Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1PM to 3PM. which will be staged beneath the Duke Ellington statue that stands majestically at the corner of 110th Street and 5th Avenue - the Gateway to Harlem, it was announced by noted dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Duke Ellington's granddaughter, who is President, Founder & Artistic Director of DECFA. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Unveils Details of Leonard Bernstein at 100, Official Centennial ExhibitionSkirball Cultural Center Unveils Details of Leonard Bernstein at 100, Official Centennial Exhibition
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The Skirball Cultural Center today unveiled details about Leonard Bernstein at 100, the official exhibition celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Through more than 150 objects - including photographs, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, as well as interactive displays - the retrospective explores half a century of activity by the renowned American composer, conductor, pianist, and humanitarian, who dedicated his life to making classical music a vibrant part of American life. In particular, it offers insight into Bernstein's creative process and enduring legacy, including his contributions as both a pioneering educator and an engaged citizen who lent his voice to many social justice causes. (more...)

Chappaquiddick Speaks by Bill Pinney is Now AvailableChappaquiddick Speaks by Bill Pinney is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

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VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Up for Writing a GAME OF THRONES Musical; Offers Rap LyricsVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Up for Writing a GAME OF THRONES Musical; Offers Rap Lyrics
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden asked Lin-Manuel Miranda if he would consider writing a GAME OF THRONES musical. 'In a New York minute,' replied the Tony Award winner. (more...)

DVR Alert: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Guest on SESAME STREET This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

BWW has learned that HAMILTON creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda will be the special guest on the July 22nd episode of SESAME STREET titled "Big Bird's Big Move". (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Chuck Renslow, Founder of International Mr. Leather, Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Chuck Renslow, 87, a longtime pillar of the LGBTQ community in Chicago and around the world, has died after multiple long-term health issues.  (more...)

DVR Alert: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Guest on SESAME STREET This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

BWW has learned that HAMILTON creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda will be the special guest on the July 22nd episode of SESAME STREET titled "Big Bird's Big Move". (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & 'Weird Al' Yankovic Snap Epic Selfies to Celebrate Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following yesterday's announcement that HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and parody songwriter 'Weird Al' Yankovic would both be receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the duo, who just happened to be having lunch together when the news was released, turned to social media for celebration selfies! (more...)

DECFA to Present Free Musical Performance Celebrating Duke Ellington's 118th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will celebrate the 118th birthday of Duke Ellington with a Free all-Ellington musical performance on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1 to 3 PM which will be staged at the Duke Ellington statue that stands majestically at the corner of 110th Street and Fifth Avenue - the Gateway to Harlem, it was announced by noted dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Duke Ellington's granddaughter, who is Founder/President of DECFA. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Live Chat From London's Other Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

On April 23rd Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber will participate in a live chat from London's Other Palace Theatre hosted by Artistic Director Paul Taylor Mills. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber Chat Live from The Other Palace!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Are these two musical theatre legends too much for one room? Find out on Sunday, April 23, when Live at The Other Palace streams a conversation between HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, currently represented by four shows on Broadway. (more...)

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