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Atlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICALAtlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 1, 2017

Atlantic for Kids' 2017-2018 Season will open Saturday, September 16 with the family musical Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine featuring music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons, lyrics and concept by Douglas Lyons, book by Melvin Tunstall III and direction by Tamilla Woodard. (more...)

BWW Review: CHILDREN'S THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON at The Children's Theatre Of CincinnatiBWW Review: CHILDREN'S THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON at The Children's Theatre Of Cincinnati
by Laura A. Hobson - Jul 27, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates 93 years with six productions. Read the article to learn more. (more...)

Sustaining Black Theatre in the Upper Valley: A Conversation with Jarvis Antonio GreenSustaining Black Theatre in the Upper Valley: A Conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Join us for a conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green, Founding Artistic Director of JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts.This community event will be a meaningful look behind the scenes at the founding of JAG Productions, a chance to hear Jarvis' story and path to its founding, and a glimpse at what the theatre company is working on for the second season! (more...)

Broadway Guest Artists Announced for Musical Theatre Preparatory Program at Playhouse on ParkBroadway Guest Artists Announced for Musical Theatre Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actors and teaching artists Douglas Lyons and Jason Gotay visit the Playhouse as guest teaching artists for the Musical Theatre Preparatory Program.  (more...)

Broadway Guest Artists Announced for Musical Theatre Preparatory Program!Broadway Guest Artists Announced for Musical Theatre Preparatory Program!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actors Douglas Lyons and Jason Gotay visit the Playhouse as guest teaching artists for the Musical Theatre Preparatory Program. Running from July 10-July 21, this two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introduces and prepares young actors (3rd-8th grade) for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. Additionally, both Lyons and Gotay will hold evening master classes for ages 16 and up.    (more...)

NEWSIES, POLKADOTS, MADAGASCAR and More Set for Orlando REP's 15th SeasonNEWSIES, POLKADOTS, MADAGASCAR and More Set for Orlando REP's 15th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP), in partnership with UCF, has announced its 2017 - 2018 Season! Orlando REP is Florida's only professional theatre for families and young audiences, and has staged recent box-office hits such as Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf and Curious George: The Golden Meatball! (more...)

CINDERELLA, MADAGASCAR, and More Head Up Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Upcoming SeasonCINDERELLA, MADAGASCAR, and More Head Up Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's 93rd season will be one to remember, as TCT brings Tri-state families six fantastical productions they won't soon forget. At the Taft Theatre, a boy that won't grow up, a princess in glass slippers, a band of animal friends and a magical nanny will all prove that dreams really do come true if you make a wish and believe in yourself.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Celebrates POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album Release ConcertPhoto Flash: Broadway Celebrates POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. The album's release was celebrated in a concert presentation at The Lindeman (508 w42) on Monday Oct 24th, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio for POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL AlbumSTAGE TUBE: In the Studio for POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. The album's release will be celebrated in a concert presentation on Monday October 24th at The Cutting Room, and BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with the cast in the studio! (more...)

OSTC's Family Fun Fest Opens with Rhode Island Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICALOSTC's Family Fun Fest Opens with Rhode Island Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company is thrilled to open the 2016-17 Family Fun Fest with the Rhode Island Premiere of the award-winning new musical, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical for one performance only on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 am.  (more...)

HAMILTON, SPONGEBOB, and GLEE Stars to Sing at POLKADOTS Musical Album Release 10/24HAMILTON, SPONGEBOB, and GLEE Stars to Sing at POLKADOTS Musical Album Release 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. (more...)

Shanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Recording, Out TodayShanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Recording, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Masterworks Broadway celebrates the release of the World Premiere Recording of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical available today, September 16, 2016. (more...)

Shanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL RecordingShanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Masterworks Broadway announces the release of the World Premiere Recording of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical available September 16, 2016. (more...)

The National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom AwardThe National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Today, the National Civil Rights Museum announced recipients of The Freedom Award, the museum's signature event that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights. This year's honorees are Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney; Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; The Honorable Damon Jerome Keith, longest serving judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court; Soledad O'Brien, journalist and executive producer; and Bryan Stevenson, attorney and social justice activist. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre Announces 2015 Ruby Prize Winner Dawn Renee JonesSouthern Rep Theatre Announces 2015 Ruby Prize Winner Dawn Renee Jones
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce Dawn Renee Jones as the winner for the 2015 Ruby Prize for her play, A HEAP SEE. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW Week of 1/18 on ABC - Friday, January 15, 2016Scoop: THE VIEW Week of 1/18 on ABC - Friday, January 15, 2016
by - Jan 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW Week of 1/18, airing on ABC on Friday, January 15, 2016! (more...)

Robin Thicke, Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at the Legacy of Hope Foundation Concert To Support the Building of the Nelson Mandela Children's HospitalRobin Thicke, Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at the Legacy of Hope Foundation Concert To Support the Building of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

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American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity Announces Recipients for its Annual AwardsAmerican Association for Access, Equity and Diversity Announces Recipients for its Annual Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

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Southern Rep Theatre Announces 29th Mainstage & Lagniappe SeasonSouthern Rep Theatre Announces 29th Mainstage & Lagniappe Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2015-2016 Mainstage Season (September 2015 - June 2016). (more...)

U2 Shows Support for Legacy of Hope Foundation U2 Shows Support for Legacy of Hope Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Legendary rock band U2 has thrown its support behind the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding to bring one of Nelson Mandela's final wishes to fruition (more...)

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