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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces the recipients of the second round of the 2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $583,000, allow 15 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
Back by popular demand for this Halloween week, the Capital Classics Theatre Company presents radio theatre-style performances of H.G. Wells' science fiction novel a?oeThe Invisible Mana?? at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Tickets go on sale to the general public today at 10:00 AM for both the Boston and Broadway engagements of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite, starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker, directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.
by The Marriage Matinee - Sep 25, 2019
After being in a show for over 300 times, how to do you keep it fresh? For Kelly Gabrielle Murphy in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, it's all about the relationships built along the way a?" with the audience and her fellow performers.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
A bold new drama about pioneering 20th-century artist and illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and his lover-muse, America's first male sex symbol, will have its Southern premiere at the famed Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Over the past few weeks, an enormous variety of musical and comic talent have stormed the Birdland stage during Jim Caruso's iconic Cast Party. Accompanied by musical director Billy Stritch, with Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums, the performers have run the gamut from up-and-coming hopefuls to Broadway stars.
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Shondaland and Netflix today announced Notes on Love, a new original episodic anthology series under Shonda Rhimes' overall deal.
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 23, 2019
The Art Institute of Chicago presents Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age, on view from September 28, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition reflects a unique and comprehensive effort by the Art Institute to study and interpret its holdings of Dutch and Flemish drawings. The project is a culmination of a multi-year collaborative interdisciplinary initiative between conservation and curatorial departments within the museum. The exhibition will have approximately 120 works on view and will include several new acquisitions that enhance a collection which was developed over nearly one hundred years.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Paphos Music Lovers Cultural Association and Konzert Kollektiv welcome Sydney tenor Brad Cooper (Opera Australia), at Technopolis 20, on Friday, 27th of September 2019, at 8pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Jim Caruso's Cast Party returns to the West Coast for two nights only, Wednesday and Friday, October 9 and 11 at 7:30pm. The 'extreme open mic' will take place at Feinstein's at Vitello's, located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Tony and Emmy-award-winning Broadway producer and filmmaker Dori Berinstein (The Prom, Legally Blonde, ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway) and podcast host/producer & engineer Alan Seales (a?oeThe Theatre Podcasta??) launch the Broadway Podcast Network, the first-ever digital network dedicated to theater and its stories, they announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Miller Theatre presents illustrious GRAMMY-nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony in Gothic Polyphony on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8pm at Church of St. Mary the Virgin. The program begins at the dawn of the Renaissance, with selections of the Worcester Fragments. Rescued from the Reformation as recycled book-bindings, these Medieval gems show the mastery of the English style that would influence the next three centuries of composition, such as works by England's first great composer, John Dunstable, as well as John Pyamour, John Plummer, Thomas Byttering, and Leonel Power. The program culminates with music from the Golden Age of the Spanish Renaissance: selections from Francisco de Peñalosa's Missa 'L'homme arme and Sancta Maria, Pedro de Escobar's Stabat mater dolorosa, Francisco Guerrero's Antes que comáis a Dios, and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla's Stabat mater dolorosa.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Box office is now open for the 2019-20 season. Single tickets are now available for purchase at miamicityballet.org, by phone at 305.929.7010 or 877.929.7010, or in person at 2200 Liberty Ave, Miami Beach FL, 33139. Full Season and Create Your Own subscriptions continue to be on sale.
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The 11th annual DTLA Film Festival, which is set to run from October 23rd -27th at Regal L.A. LIVE, announced today its full feature film lineup and select award recipients. A total of 38 feature-length movies – evenly divided between narrative and documentary - are slated to screen, with the majority making their World Premiere, West Coast Premiere, US Premiere, Los Angeles Premieres, and all eligible for awards.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Richmond Triangle Players celebrates the greatest cult musical of all time with its production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, in a strictly limited run, opening Friday October 18, 2019, at 8 pm, following one low-priced preview on Thursday, October 17 at 8 pm. The production will run just eleven performances, through October 26.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Gil Marsalla & Directo Productions are thrilled to announce their newest musical, PARIS! THE SHOW, which will tour 7 US cities, for One-Night-Only performances, this October. Following the worldwide success of Piaf! Le Spectacle, which sold out Carnegie Hall in 2017 and just completed a tour of China, Paris! The Show also features the sensational Anne Carrere, who '...can miraculously capture Piaf's soul and timbre...' wrote Kevin O'Donnell in the New York Times (1/5/17).
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
The 11th annual DTLA Film Festival, which is set to run from October 23rd -27th at Regal L.A. LIVE, announced today its full feature film lineup and select award recipients. A total of 38 feature-length movies – evenly divided between narrative and documentary - are slated to screen, with the majority making their World Premiere, West Coast Premiere, US Premiere, Los Angeles Premieres, and all eligible for awards.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 16, 2019
The spirit of Fosse/Verdon is alive and well with the Bergen County Players, in Oradell! Their delightful production of Pippin that opened this weekend at the Little Firehouse Theater on Kinderkamack Rd is a must see for any fan of the Fosse/Verdon canon.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Old Red Lion Theatre has announced its 40th autumn/winter season, which opens with a frighteningly timely new revival of Peter Hamilton's DANELAW, five new plays a?" including two world premieres for the London Horror Festival a?" and two adaptations of literary classics as part of the theatre's Christmas Festival. 
by West of Broadway - Sep 12, 2019
Will is FREAKING out over today's guest! George Salazar is coming off his iconic run in the hit 'Be More Chill' to mount a reinterpretation of the classic Little Shop of Horrors starring alongside Mj Rodriguez (Pose) As 'Audrey,' and Amber Riley (Glee) as 'Audrey II' in a classic boy meets girl, power-hungry, R&B singing, carnivorous plant strives for world domination.
by West of Broadway - Sep 11, 2019
Will and Lara are talking Artists at Play and Greenway Arts Alliance's LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OFThe Chinese Lady with one of the stars Trieu Tran. September 7-29, 2019 | Greenway Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Following sell-out seasons in Sydney and Brisbane, Nakkiah Lui's Black is the New White arrives in Melbourne starring Miranda Tapsell alongside Tony Briggs, Luke Carroll, Vanessa Downing, Geoff Morrell, Tuuli Narkle, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Tom Stokes and Anthony Taufa.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
London's landmark festival of European theatre will return for a seventh year this November to showcase boundary pushing work from across the continent. Featuring a jam-packed programme of twenty-three shows from twenty-six countries, including Lithuania, Norway, Estonia, Croatia and Bulgaria, the festival is this year supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London and will be headlined by the country's hit show, European Freaks. This year also marks the festival's first ever partnership with Rich Mix, which will open the doors to its east London venue as it stages work alongside The Cockpit and supports the development of three brand new works-in-progress with residencies. It follows a successful collaboration with the West End's The Actors Centre earlier this year on the joint festival, A Piece of the Continent.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that real-life married couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will come to Broadway in Neil Simon's Plaza Suite following an out of town run at Boston's Colonial Theatre - where the 1968 production also originated, before a 17 week run on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre with previews set to being in March. The production will be directed by John Benjamin Hickey.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the lineup of fall productions and cabaret performances featuring students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program and Young Conservatory (YC). Single tickets for all productions and cabaret performances are on sale now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at act-sf.org/csvshows.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
“Jim Caruso's Cast Party,” the extreme open mic/variety show, made it's Nashville debut at The Franklin Theatre on September 7.  A packed house was privy to performances by Grammy winners, legends from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Broadway, pop, gospel and blues singers.
by West of Broadway - Aug 9, 2019
We are super excited about this episode! Lara and Will are joined in studio with 567 Broadway creator and friend of the pod Joseph Corella to discuss Will and Joseph's night at the Hollywood Bowl seeing opening night of the star studded three-day run of Into The Woods. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Following its inaugural hit holiday tour across North America in 2018, Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment announced today that they will once again bring together the world's greatest entertainers for a spellbinding and incredible holiday production in A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS.
by Brett Burger - Aug 6, 2019
The word tradition can mean a multitude of things to a variety of people. Some may associate it with a holiday while others may with a specific time of the year. It's a powerful word that can truly bring a multitude of emotions, both good and bad, for just about anyone. I think a majority of the time tradition is associated with happy memories and celebrating something. However what happens when traditions are challenged and they collide at the intersection of love, family, the changing times and faith? The Twin Cities saw it when the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof made their way to the Orpheum Theater. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2019
The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre will bring it's popular summer Motown revue Jukebox Giants: Motown & More! back to the stage this August 16-25. Tickets are $20-$25 and are on sale now to the general public.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2019
For the first time in over a century George Gershwin's very first musical, La La Lucille, will be performed - not on Broadway as it was in 1919 - but in the intimate Studio Theatre at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. This riotous, fast-paced farce about a married couple who plot to become temporarily divorced in order to claim an inheritance, opens Thursday, July 25 and runs through September 1st. When the scheme goes awry, hilarity, hijinks, and tap dancing ensue in this not-to-be-missed show.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Announcing the Sydney premiere of Joanne Hartstone's internationally acclaimed solo show - The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign a?" headlining as a feature event at the Innocent Bystander Touring Hub at Old 505 Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 2019-2020 season with a risqué screwball comedy, The Abduction from the Seraglio. This production transplants Mozart's glorious melodies to the golden age of Hollywood, evocative of the films It Happened One Night and Road to Morocco. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Cannery Casino Hotel will bring celebrated entertainers to The Club in September, featuring performances by R&B group The Whispers with special guest The Emotions, a?oeThree Lock Box a?" Tribute to Sammy Hagar,a?? a?oeQueen Nation a?" A Tribute to the Music of Queen,a?? alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs and rock group Patty Smyth and Scandal. Guests can also enjoy free live entertainment at The Club's Free Show Fridays and Pin-Ups Bar all month long.
by Abigail Charpentier - Aug 23, 2019
Over the last decade, Ryan Murphy has become one of the most influential creators in entertainment. The screenwriter, director and producer has won six Emmy Awards out of 28 nominations and a Tony Award in 2019 for Best Revival of a Play, as a producer. He has also earned three Grammy Award nominations, as a producer.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 20, 2019
Tony Award nominated leading man, Max von Essen, celebrated the release of his debut solo recording, Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard, (LML Music), with one show at Birdland on Monday, August 19th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
In the 1920s America fell in love with the movies; Hollywood's first stars were born on the silver screens of silent films. Although silent in name, the films of the 1920s were shown in picture palaces where the images sprang to life through the music performed live.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Shrek the Musical is now open at 3-D Theatricals! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Tony Award nominated leading man, Max von Essen, will celebrate the release of his debut solo recording, Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard, (LML Music), with one show at Birdand on Monday, August 19th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Jim Caruso's Cast Party will make it's Nashville debut on Saturday, September 7 at 8pm. The 'extreme open mic,' hosted by Caruso and accompanied by Billy Stritch, will take place at The Franklin Theatre (419 Main Street, Franklin, TN).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
The soundtrack for Focus Features' award-winning, feel-good documentary, Bathtubs Over Broadway is out today!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Suncoast Showroom will bring renowned entertainers to the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in September, including the Broadway musical tribute Brunch to Broadway, hypnotist Jim Wand, a?oeSerpentine Fire a?" Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire,a?? original lead singer of The Crystals La La Brooks and a?oeWANTED: A Bon Jovi Tribute.a?? Guests can also enjoy free dance parties and live entertainment throughout the month.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Award winning Book Writer/Lyricist, Stephen Cole, Announces The Debut Of Two Musical Theater Creations, 'Merman's Apprentice' written with David Evans; and 'Casper the Friendly Musical, ' written with Matthew Martin Ward. 
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2019
In the theater community Jamie deRoy is a well known Broadway producer but in the Friars community she is also acclaimed as an entertainer. Friar Jamie deRoy furthermore has the distinction of being the 8th woman to become a Friar subsequent to the men's only club changing it's rules in 1988. Jamie deRoy who is usually the earliest to spot an opportunity had to wait behind the likes of Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers Gloria Allred, and Brooke Shields who were also among the first to join the Friars Club.
by Jaime Zahl - Aug 14, 2019
Whether the film was a sentimental part of your childhood or not, the story and the music of 'The Sound of Music' will transport you back to the Golden Age of musical theatre. With stellar casting and top-notch production value, The Gateway's production is perhaps the closest you will get to Broadway on Long Island. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Blackfriars Theatre begins its 70th Anniversary Season with the celebrated Tony Award-winning musical, Guys and Dolls. The Golden Age musical is also celebrating its 70th birthday during the 2019-2020 Season, which makes it the perfect choice to launch Blackfriars Theatre's anniversary season. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, it ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
by Fiona Scott - Aug 10, 2019
John Wilson and his orchestra return to the BBC Proms in a concert titled a?oeThe Warner Brothers Storya??, taking audiences on a whirlwind trip through the mammoth catalogue of music written for 1930-1960s Hollywood movies.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Circus 1903 has announced a line-up of world-class performers for their three-date tour (Birmingham, Salford and Dublin) and London Christmas Season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil's performance at Tynecastle Park Stadium as part of the Edinburgh International Festival on Friday, August 2, will be livestreamed beginning at 11 AM PDT / 7 PM BST.