by Amanda Grillo - Sep 9, 2019
I recently had the pleasure of being invited to the Invited/Final Dress Rehearsal for Phoenix Stage Company's production of the laugh-out-loud riot, The Pink Panther Strikes Again adapted by William Gleason. This hysterical production was directed by Ed Bassett. Bassett wore many hats in this production also being credited in costuming (along with Lori Poulin), set design, and sound design. This clever production is a joy for all who are lucky enough to catch it.
by Neil Shurley - Sep 9, 2019
Arthur Miller's classic drama of piety and paranoia, THE CRUCIBLE, opens September 20 at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that 15 young professionals have been awarded fellowships for the 2019-20 season. Theatre graduates from universities across the nation apply for this program that provides a year-long deep dive into the operations of the award-winning theatre. Fellowships cover a variety of artistic and administrative disciplines and provide specialized training that assists fellows with embarking on a professional career in the arts. Additionally, fellows participate in career development seminars, build professional contacts, and even serve as mentors themselves for Berkeley Rep's annual Teen One-Acts Festival.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
TRIP the long awaited debut album from FESS arrives on Luzztro Records on16.09.2019. Drawing on industrial, dystopian Soundscapes for influence, TRIP offers up 10 Tracks of abstract Techno which takes the listener on a sonic journey with lush syncopated rhythms and mechanical synths. Mastered by fast rising Polish talent DEAS, this album showcases the exciting sounds emerging from this country. 
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 4, 2019
Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Executive Director and Founder of the Growing Stage, Stephen L. Fredericks.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Tune into this Thursday's SOUNDS OF FILM at 6 pm to hear interviews with Frederic Tcheng, the director of HALSTON, Jamie Cato, the director of BECOMING NOBODY, and vocalist Krishna Das.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
After a hiatus last year, the Maine State Music Theatre Costume Sale is back on Saturday, October 5, from 9 AM to 1 PM at the theatre's Rehearsal Hall at 22 Elm St., Brunswick.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2019
The popular duo KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar bring a new night of music and a new tribute to Broadway composers to The Laurie Beechman Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2019
Srikant Tiwari is not your average Family Man, who is he? Amazon Prime Video gives you a sneak peek into the life of The Family Man - Srikant Tiwari, who is 'a middle class guy but a world-class spy'.
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 24, 2019
Thomas Wolfe--famed for his novels including “Look Homeward, Angel”--is also remembered for the quotable title of one of his short stories: “Only the Dead Know Brooklyn.” Judging my weekend at Opera Philadelphia's O19 opera festival, and its two world premieres, DENIS & KATYA and LET ME DIE, he could have also written “Only the Dead Know Philadelphia” (though it might have missed the priceless Brooklyn accents used in the story by this southern writer).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
On the heels of an exciting concert series at Bryant Park this summer, Carnegie Hall Citywide continues this fall bringing music to all five boroughs of New York City throughout the 2019a?"2020 season. Presented in partnership with local community organizations, more than 20 free performances throughout the season showcase outstanding mainstage artists and rising stars, tapping into the pulse of the city and bringing people together to share in the joy of music. Carnegie Hall Citywide builds on Carnegie Hall's tradition of bringing free concerts to New York City neighborhoods for more than 40 years.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre announces that Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson and Artistic Director Keith Baker will be stepping down from their day-to-day roles at the end of the 2019-2020 season. Atkinson is credited with helping to rejuvenate Bristol Borough during her 33 years of service. She led the way in turning an old adult movie theatre into a professional theatre company that has produced five world class productions a year for the past 33 years. Baker steps down after 28 years of service to the theatre. He wore many different hats at BRT, directing, singing and acting in over 120 plays and musicals, and steering its artistic vision. The duo will step down from their roles at the conclusion of the current season. The BRT Board of Directors has launched an extensive search for a new artistic director. Later in the season, look for news of a special event that will honor Atkinson and Baker's service to the organization and the community. 
by Lee Cooley - Sep 23, 2019
After graduating from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts in 1953, Barry Yellen wore many hats: stage manager, lighting designer, car show producer, managing director, touring show booker, film producer and distributor, fund manager.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announces further details for the world première of Bethan Marlow's Mold Riots, which will see a community and professional cast bring one of Wales' forgotten dark days to life on the streets of Mold in a large-scale promenade production with locations including Mold Town Council Chamber, Mold cattle market and St Mary's Church. Katie Posner directs Gethin Alderman (Robat), Lauren Fitzpatrick (Margaret), Amy Forrest (Ailis), and Kai Owen (David), alongside a community cast of over 100 from ages 7 to 87, including 30 children.
by Zac Thriffiley - Sep 22, 2019
FIRST DATE, the romantic comedy musical closing out Stage West Theatre's 40th season, is sweet, charming, tender, uproariously funny, and a celebration of all the worthwhile risks we take in the search for love.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 21, 2019
There are many high profile and exciting items auctioned off at prestigious Galas. You can have lunch with Warren Buffett or other famous luminaries. You can replace Maestro Steven Reineke on the podium at Carnegie Hall and conduct The New York Pops Orchestra for a few minutes or win this writer to play piano at your private party if you bid high enough at the Pops Gala. Last night at the historic Lotos Club in New York City one of the most prestigious classical music organizations in the country had a dinner and the winning bidder at The Stecher Horowitz 60th Anniversary Gala last April and invited guests were entertained by the prize.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Country music superstar, Brad Paisley, is set to host and executive produce a?oeBrad Paisley Thinks He's Special,a?? an hour-long prime-time special set to air on ABC later this season from Sony Pictures Television. The variety special will showcase the energy of Music City from Nashville's iconic War Memorial Auditorium through a combination of Paisley's signature humor, unexpected surprises, heartfelt field pieces and rousing musical performances. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge,' the highly anticipated new land inside Disney's Hollywood Studios, opened in late August, inviting guests to live their own Star Wars adventures as they explore a remote planet full of unique sights, sounds, smells, tastes and other immersive experiences.
by Student Blogger: Meg Graff - Sep 19, 2019
I'm going to start this off with something that you probably already know: being a student is hard. There's a lot of hats you need to wear, so to speak. Between classes, schoolwork, rehearsals, and trying to maintain a social life, there might not seem like a lot of time to unwind and focus on yourself. As much as this is easier said than done, make time. This is a lesson I learned very well as I got more involved in school.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
NYTB kicks off their 40th Anniversary Season with performances of their a?oeirresistiblea?? (The New York Times), a?oeingeniousa?? (New York Observer) production of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker, December 13-15, at Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street, NYCa?"between Park and Madison Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Boch Center and Theatre District Productions announced today that The Naked Magicians will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30PM, following their smash hit residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 AM.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781 a?" 1826) spent most of his career as an East India Company official in Southeast Asia. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Java in 1811 and assumed the Lieutenant Governorship of Sumatra in 1818. Raffles is credited as being the founder of modern Singapore a?" but remains a controversial figure, particularly for his policies. When he was Lieutenant-Governor of Java, for example, he ordered troops to attack the most powerful court, which still has consequences to this day. Over time, he has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist and an incompetent colonial official.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse today announces that Susan Wokoma, fresh from her acclaimed performance as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre and Channel 4's Year of the Rabbit, joins the cast of Teenage Dick in the role of Elizabeth York.
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Here comes the bride…all dressed in… toilet paper?? 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
On Tuesday, September 10th, GATSBY: A New Musical, a satirical musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, made its New York City premiere at the Hudson Guild Theater as part of New York Theater Festival's NY Summerfest 2019. The run will include two additional performances, one on Saturday, September 14th at 9 p.m., and another on Sunday, September 15th at 1:30 p.m. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Greenville favorite Edwin McCain and accomplished songwriter Maia Sharp return for the Peace Center's Songwriters Concert Series and Workshop Series. Each concert brings a new guest singer-songwriter to the Upstate for an intimate one-of-a-kind listening room experience in Genevieve's theater lounge at the Peace Center. The guest artists will also join McCain and Sharp for a four-part Workshop Series.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Don't expect rabbits out of hats! Reza's current tour, coming to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center April 3, 2020 at 8 p.m., transports concert level lighting & production merged with the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today. Reza has garnered a world-wide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature grand-scale illusions such as making motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Producer Jo Schuman Silverannounced today that tickets to the final two performances of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (New Year's Eve) at 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. will be available exclusively through a lottery on Lucky Seat, the only authorized ticket vendor for these performances, beginning on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2019
Rehearsals for GATSBY: A New Musical, a satirical musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby that will make its New York City premiere at the Hudson Guild Theater on September 10th, 14th, and 15th, are well under way at Shetler Studios.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Michigander, the solo project formed by frontman and Michigan native Jason Singer recently announced his Where Do We Go From Here EP, out thisSeptember 13th on C3 Records. Today he shares a new one off the EP, the heartbroken, but you're still smiling song “Misery”. NPR has remarked that “Singer has the most astounding knack for writing anthemic pop songs. Wise beyond his years with an angelic confidence in his voice, he's adept at crafting those musical moments that ring with high emotional impact.” “Misery” is a perfect example of his skill for writing those hooks.
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 9, 2019
Tara Lake introduces her family to Camden Fringe after a critically acclaimed US tour. I Know It Was The Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman recounts her growing up in Jersey in the 80s and 90s. Southern roots, bizarre reunions, and lots of music all have a place of honour in the monologue.
by Vickie Evans - Aug 8, 2019
The 2019 National Black Theatre Festival has ended with memories of grandeur and spectacular stage plays. Here is my review of the productions I attended.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
With new music due later this year, the enigmatic rapper MF DOOM relaunches his GasDrawls website with an exclusive new merch drop. The revamped site now offers limited t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more alongside MF DOOM's earlier catalog on vinyl, CD and streaming, making it the one-stop-shop for all things DOOM. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Godfrey Johnson & Nicholas McDiarmid combine their dazzling pianistic skills with irresistible punches of humour and wit. The two virtuosos, each at their own piano bring you a show that excites, titillates and entertains. PianoMania debuted this May at Durban's Rhumbelow Theatre. Arts Critic, Billy Suter, wrote in his review 'Together, with minimal fuss or fanfare, they launch straight into a merry mix of entertainment that has them tipping hats to classical music as well as everyone from Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Gloria Gaynor and Bronski Beat to Billy Joel, Mary Hopkins, Boomtown Rats and Soft Cell.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Barrel Organ return to New Diorama Theatre on 10 September with the London premiere of their Untapped Award-winning Conspiracy fresh from a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Mark Janicello - Aug 28, 2019
Last night in Berlin, Roy Halock as Bianca del Rio tore the roof off of the Admiralspalast. This is a comic force, the likes of which have not been seen since the great Joan Rivers. Roy/Bianca with his/her x-rated material, potty mouth and encyclopedia of insults has completely outgrown the drag scene and crossed over to a level of commercial acceptance that any comic would envy---with or without a dress. A brilliant night of entertainment. Hold onto your hats and make your way to the nearest performance of this comic genius. Your funny bone will thank you.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 26, 2019
Prolific hardly begins to describe the career of Broadway superstar Sutton Foster. Unstoppable as ever she's in the swing of things with the seventh season of Younger on the way and the upcoming Broadway revival of The Music Man starring opposite Hugh Jackman. We caught up with Foster to chat pups, projects and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
The nonprofit Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, under the direction of Executive Director Gary Hygom, announces a full 2019 Fall/Winter Season of events with a wide range of performance genres including music, comedy, acrobatics, theatre, and children's programming.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
'Remembering James' makes National Tour Stop in East Palo Alto California
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
BECOMING NOBODY director, Jamie Catto and vocalist Krishna Das are Tom Needham's special guests on Thursday, August 29th at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Stroll Down Penny Lane is a live performance with beautiful accompanying films of the music of the most iconic songwriter of our age: Paul McCartney. The show includes songs spanning McCartney's career - from early influences, to the Beatles, through the Wings period, and beyond. You'll also hear songs that have never been performed in concert - anywhere, by anyone!
by David Edward Perry - Aug 15, 2019
Carlton Bell II is a young Birminghamian with an artistic theatrical vision. Bell is an artist who wears many hats; actor, filmmaker, director, producer, and now head of the Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company. Next week they will have their inaugural performance of the Tony Award winning musical 'Choir Boy.'
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have confirmed the star-studded line-up for the second annual 'ABOVE GROUND' benefit concert on Monday, September 16 at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. 
by Daniel Perks - Aug 14, 2019
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 1996 album, Murder Ballads, tells of gruesome deaths born out of love. Gerry Smyth stitches these together into a pleasurable production.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 13, 2019
BWW catches up with actor Tom Lenk and writer Byron Lane about bringing their hit show Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist back to Edinburgh and Tom's new solo show Tom Lenk Is Trash.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 12, 2019
As part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Directors' Festival, Elinor Cook's lyrical play Pilgrims looks at masculinity, mountains and myths. Friends Dan and Will scaled Everest when they were just teenagers. This incredible achievement comes to overshadow their adult lives in a variety of destructive ways, particularly when it comes to Rachel, the girl they are both in love with. As they challenge themselves to scale ever-higher heights, they push themselves to the brink.
by Pnina Topham - Aug 10, 2019
In 1996, Jonathan Larson's rock-opera RENT changed the landscape of American theatre. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of seven artists, struggling to navigate between their dreams and the harsh struggles of real life. Though first performed two decades ago, RENT's messages of love, acceptance, and loss remain poignant today.
by Andrew White - Aug 10, 2019
Theatre Prometheus has taken over the Capital Hill Arts Workshop space for a couple weeks, and has done Adams proud. Director Chelsea Radigan has assembled a fine cast who gives Or, its best shot. Led by the assured, charismatic Dina Soltan as Behn, you get a taste of adventure, intrigue, sex (well, yeah, it's the 60's) and plots - of the 'bang bang, you're dead' variety, not just the drama kind.