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by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Magician and mentalist Gary Ferrar's unique and intimate magic show, NOTHING HERE IS REAL, continues its second year in residency at The Oxbow Tavern on the Upper West Side. Due to popular demand (the last 6 shows have sold-out), the critically acclaimed production will move from monthly performances to bi-monthly performances in May. Additional dates have been added through June 28.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year©: Volume 2: Broadway Musicals of 2005-2009 on Monday, March 30 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will continue Broadway By The Year©'s 20th landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Melanie MacQueen, an actress and playwright who found her a?oeHome Basea?? directing plays at Theatre 40, who I recently saw in that group's annual production of THE MANOR in which she and her real-life husband, Daniel Leslie, portray married couple Senator Alfred Winston and his long-suffering wife Cora. The pair are so perfectly cast in the roles that no doubt they will continue playing these two characters for as long as the annual production at Greystone Mansion runs! But now she is waiting to find out what happens to her latest directing project, the world premiere of TAMING THE LION which was forced to close after just a few performances in mid-March.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Jason Danieley is the latest guest star on Justin 'Squigs' Robertson's One Word Theatre series!
by Andrew Child - Mar 24, 2020
It appears the standard season-subscription model has failed across the board to provide the financial safety net individuals and institutions need to survive a global pandemic, (which is upsetting because the moderate tastes of the elite have dictated what theatres will produce for long enough that it seems we should be getting some return on that investment at this point). Theatrical staffs cannot afford to take a breath as they email ticket-holders assurances which they will later rescind and try to keep their sinking ships afloat. Aging figureheads form their mouths around new words like a?oelivestreama?? and a?oeZooma?? and pass them on to millennial assistant this-and-thats to fill in all the blanks as generation Z associate this-and-thats dig through archival images to keep social media accounts appeasing the gods of the algorithms. There is a need to be immediate. A need to be incessantly productive. A need for quantity over quality. A need to keep up. To be first. While many of us are feeling the burnout from this mad dash for constant output keenly right now, has this not been an underlying system in the theatre for a long time? 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
On this day in 2013, the new musical Hands On A Hardbody opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award® winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
The University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance will present Black Snow, a farcical look at theatrical life behind the curtains, March 19-28 at the Center for Performance Experiment.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the community to be hopeful in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2020
Today's top stories: the 2020 Olivier Awards have been cancelled, the Theatre World Awards have been postponed, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Today we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to three-time Tony Award-winner, John Kander, composer of Broadway's longest running American musical, Chicago!
by Stan Jenson - Mar 17, 2020
Just when gloom and doom seems to be coming at us from all angles, Desert Theatreworks presents one of the funniest, finest works they have ever staged. Following its laugh filled opening night, the company has put the show on hiatus per government guidelines, but it certainly must resume its run as soon as allowed.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Broadway By The Year: Volume 2: Broadway Musicals of 2005-2009 has been rescheduled for Monday, July 27.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Royal & Derngate today announced that it is releasing a concept album on 27 March for a new digital musical commissioned for online and social media distribution called #ZoologicalSociety and written by multi-award-winners Vikki Stone and Katie Mulgrew. The release will be launched with a live concert performance at BEAM 2020, the UK's leading showcase of new British musical theatre, taking place at Royal & Derngate. In line with the announcement, a short film by award-winning animator Tim Wheatley has been released to introduce each of the musical's characters and the album will be available to stream or to download from all leading streaming services including Spotify, Amazon and Apple alongside Royal & Derngate's website.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by Karen Bovard - Mar 12, 2020
Euripides' BACCHAE is one of the bloodiest of the Greek tragedies we have: a grisly tale of how violently the capricious Olympian gods can retaliate on mortals if they feel disrespected. Here, the god in question is Dionysus, god of wine, passion, fertility--and theater. As played by Ellen Lauren, he's sinewy and androgynous and lewd: part Mick Jagger, part mad imp.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
THE SIBLINGS PLAY has been suspended at at Rattlestick due to COVID-19. Read the company's statement below:
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 11, 2020
Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls) and Carley Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From creators of Cabaret and Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
The bright vibrancy of spring resonates at Joe's Pub. This week our stage features the sophisticated and unique urban pop sound of Toby Lightman; songwriter, composer, and creative director Sye Elaine Spense; the last performances of Ryan Raftery's IVANKA 2020 before he takes it on tour; Albanian singer and multi-instrumentalist Elina Duni; Pianist, composer, and Artistic Director for Cuba's Jazz Plaza Santiago Festival, Roberto Fonseca; and National Lampoon's satire of Coachella and modern music festival culture LEMMINGS: 21ST CENTURY.
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 10, 2020
E.V. Crowe debuts her new play Shoe Lady directed by the Royal Court's artistic director Vicky Featherstone. Katherine Parkinson returns to the stage as a woman who accidentally loses a shoe on her way to work. What ensues from the incident is a bleak reflection on middle-class anxiety.
by Kay Kudukis - Mar 1, 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020
The Bucks County Playhouse is one of the most historic theaters in the country. Its wooden walls practically brim over with a sense of magic, holding within them the vast legacy of performers and creatives who made their impact upon its stage. Names like Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Neil Simon, Helen Hayes, Angela Lansbury... and that's the short list. One of the people currently contributing to the Playhouse's legacy in a big way is Alexander Fraser, who came onboard the Bucks County Playhouse team as Producing Director in January of 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
After a nearly sold-out run in 2019, magician and mentalist Gary Ferrar returns to The Oxbow Tavern on the Upper West Side, with his unique and intimate magic show, NOTHING HERE IS REAL.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Drama Desk Award nominee Erin Davie, currently in rehearsals for the Broadway production of DIANA, is the latest guest star to join FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE, a benefit concert for Australia created by and starring acclaimed performer Erin Leddy (ANYTHING GOES) and award-winning actor Tim Realbuto (who currently stars in the Indie hit YES, based on his stage play).
by Krista Garver - Jan 30, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year©: Volume 1: Broadway Musicals of 2000-2004 on Monday, February 24 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will launch Broadway By The Year©'s 20th landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool and Mark Goucher announced today that Shirley Ballas will star as The Fairy Godmother in Blackpool's biggest ever family pantomime, CINDERELLA, at the Opera House Blackpool from Sunday 13 December to Sunday 3 January 2021. Tickets on sale now with further star casting to be announced soon. Shirley will not be performing on Saturday 19 December 2020 due to Strictly Come Dancing commitments.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
With Seth's Big Fat Broadway Vacations, you can cruise the seven seas with Broadway favorites Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley and LaChanze, who will join in on the fun to Bermuda and Newport (July 12 - 19, 2020). The Caribbean is calling on this Bermuda and Newport voyage, round trip from New York aboard the incredible Celebrity Summit. Seth and company have some incredible events and exclusive Broadway shows in store!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
The newly formed J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company (Jim Jimirro, Executive Producer/Co-Founder; Robert W. Schneider, Artistic Director/Co-Founder) announced today a bonus series of programs for its inaugural 2020 season. Opening the season is Seesaw, which will play February 13-23, 2020, followed by No Strings (February 27 - March 8, 2020) and A Class Act (March 12-22, 2020) at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Free and open to ticket holders, Lagniappes, from the Louisiana French meaning a bonus or gift, are designed to enhance audience appreciation of classic works with cast talkbacks, visits with the producers, and interviews with the cast and personnel of the original productions.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Village Playwrights Present LOVE IS QUEER, staged reading of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day, on Monday, February 10 at 7 pm at St. John's, 81 Christopher St., NYC. Suggested donation $10. For reservations email [email protected]
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Kayla Meikle and Katherine Parkinson have been cast in the world premiere of Shoe Lady written by E.V. Crowe and directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. With set design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, composition by Matthew Herbert, sound design by Tony Gayle and movement direction by Sasha Milavic Davies.
by Maria Nockin - Feb 3, 2020
On February 2, 2020, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Giacomo Puccini and Giovacchino Forzano's 1918 Gianni Schicchi with Maurice Ravel and Colette's 1925 L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (The Child and the Magic Spells), a pair of lesser known operas, to a most receptive audience at Occidental
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 3, 2020
On the afternoon of February 2nd, 2020, a nearly sold-out audience for a performance of Pacific Northwest Ballet's “Cinderella” proved that diehard dancegoers and eager young ballet students will show up in full force even though plenty of other people decide to opt for watching Superbowl Sunday's football game.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020
Today's top stories: Presley Ryan is Beetlejuice's new Lydia, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
On Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m. Asolo Repertory Theatre welcomes audiences to its new 'black box'-style theatre for The German Party, the inaugural production of the new Asolo Rep Ground Floor Series. The one-performance-only events will feature diverse dramatic, movement and musical pieces in an intimate and versatile new performance space located within the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The 2020/21 Mirvish Theatre Season has been announced, featuring 13 shows, including the North American premiere of & Juliet!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
TheatreZone, a professional Equity theatre in Naples, Florida specializing in Broadway musicals, announces its 2020-2021 season shows. They are: Home for the Holidays (Dec. 11-13, 2020); Curtains (Jan. 7-17, 2021); Bright Star (Feb. 4-14, 2021); Camelot (March 4-14, 2021); and The Bridges of Madison County (April 15-25, 2021).
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Global superstar Carrie Underwood celebrated the RIAA Platinum certification of her latest album, Cry Pretty, as well as four certified singles from the album this past Friday in Nashville. Following her CRS (Country Radio Seminar) Artist Interview at the Omni Hotel, Underwood was surprised onstage with a Platinum plaque from UMG Nashville CEO & Chairman, Mike Dungan, and President, Cindy Mabe, for her sixth studio album and the first she co-produced alongside David Garcia.
by West of Broadway - Feb 17, 2020
It's curtains up on a very special episode of West of Broadway, a celebration of musical theatre on the West Coast! with theatre veteran Will Armstrong and introducing West of Broadway's new co-host Broadway Veteran and all-around wonderful human Wendy Rosoff.
by Tanya Seale - Feb 17, 2020
There are defining moments in every life that change a person's entire trajectory. Sometimes we recognize them as such. Other times, we never recognize them at all, or maybe worse, we recognize them too late. Annapurna, a tender but unsettling 2013 two-hander play by Sharr White asks, among other questions, what might have been had...
by Andrew Child - Feb 15, 2020
It is interesting to look at the history of art and entertainment by analyzing the innovations which have been deemed exclusively novelties and written off as fleeting trends by their contemporaries. For film, color and sound were both considered by many to be cheap gimmicks that would quickly fade out of style, within a medium that itself was sure to merely exist for a brief moment in time. Yet, in the 21st century, we still praise the brilliant color work in movies by Wes Anderson and exalt the sounds in the works of Paul Thomas Anderson. When we look, however, at 3-D technologies ranging from the two-tone glasses technology from vintage cinemas, to warped screens which became popular with the release of Oklahoma! (explaining some of the bizarre cinematic sequences in that movie), to those distorted selfies your friend just figured out how to post on Facebook, none seem to have found a lasting hold beyond trendiness or novelty entertainment. Slightly different, though sharing some characteristics, virtual reality technology is gradually developing into a tool which may be the next lasting innovation in entertainment. While the development of the technology has mostly been pounced upon by the video game industry, the theatre and film worlds have found ways to benefit from and expand the possibilities of what audiences can engage with inside a pair of high-tech glasses. Notably, Robert LePage's company, Ex Machina, created an interactive, virtual experience called The Library at Night which let audiences roam through real and imagined libraries, including one underwater conundrum and the Library at Alexandria as it burned.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Feb 14, 2020
LENTERA SINTAS INDONESIA, an organization supporting sexual abuse survivors, is teaming up with performing arts veterans in bringing MUSIKAL BELAKANG PANGGUNG as part of their #MulaiBicara (#StartTalking) campaign. Described as 'a play about a musical', the show will delve into the minds of sexual abuse survivor and those around her.
by West of Broadway - Feb 13, 2020
It's curtains up on a special episode of West Broadway! I'm Los Angeles publicist and Broadway veteran Will Armstrong. This episode is a bit of a departure from our normal shows at west of Broadway, but as I think of it, maybe it's less of a departure and more of an evolution. After all, as I see it, a podcast about musical theater on the West Coast is great. But what is musical theater without... Theater?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Local Performing Arts School THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. won a National Title & coveted 'Sweepstakes Award' at 'The Musical Theatre Competition of America' held at Disneyland California this past weekend making THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO one of the top Musical Theater Programs in the country.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The 2020 Broadway Teachers Workshop brings Theatre Teachers behind the scenes on Broadway, with a list of alumni including Lin Manuel Miranda, Stephen Sondheim, Harvey Fierstein, Susan Stroman, and Bobby Lopez.
by West of Broadway - Feb 10, 2020
It's curtains up on another episode of West of Broadway. I'm Broadway Veteran Will Armstrong and this is a continuation of our Broadway Con Series. That's right, the West of Broadway crew went all the way to NYC for the 5th annual Broadway Con. We met celebrities, broadway fanatics and some innovators really changing the way broadway fans connect with their favorite shows and personalities.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 1, 2020
The best surprises come in small packages.
by Naomi Ducat - Feb 1, 2020
Grey Rock, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi and commissioned and produced by Alexandra Aron from the Remote Theater Project, is a masterful reflection of an ordinary, modern-day man in an dilapidated Palestinian village, who has high ambitions to build a rocket, reach the moon, and more importantly, exercise his birthright to dream, create, advance, and launch free from the shackles of oppression.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 1, 2020
Broadwayworld NJ continues our series interviews with top theatre professionals to learn about their upcoming plans. Our readers will enjoy this one with Mark S. Hoebee, the Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Playhouse. Hoebee also directs shows at the Playhouse.