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John Golden Theatre (New York, NY)
252 West 45th St.

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Terrence McNally's play about Maria Callas takes audiences to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.



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Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess Shines in Solo Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Olivier Award nominated actress and Broadway favorite Sierra Boggess returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her new solo show. Since first appearing here with Awakening, she has toured a new concert evening all over the world: Australia, Japan, Paris, and London. She now returns "home" to bring New York audiences this new evening of song and storytelling. Backed by a 6 piece orchestra, Sierra will share songs from stage and screen that she has never sung before along with songs associated with her career, but with new twists. (more...)

Sneak Peek - LL Cool J Featured in Next Episode of OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series OPRAH'S Master Class featuring an unprecedented first–person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire, is in its sixth season, with a new episode on Saturday, September 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network featuring hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J. (more...)

BWW Review: Gorgeous MAMMA MIA! Takes the Chaffin's Barn Stage in High-Flying Style
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 8, 2017

If not for the fact that she is already one on Broadway, it could be said that Rachel Potter's performance in Mamma Mia! - which opened last night at Nashville's historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - was, without doubt or without danger of fulsome exaggeration a "starmaking turn." With a glorious voice and stage presence to spare, Potter's Sophie seized control of the opening night audience from the very first moment she stepped onto the stage, never relinquishing control for one second, even when sharing the stage with the redoubtable Martha Wilkinson, the undisputed queen of musical theatre in Music City. (more...)

CSUSM Arts & Lectures to Present THE WOMAN IN BLACK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

California State University San Marcos Arts & Lectures program will present a special one-weekend engagement of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. (more...)

Renowned American Brass Quintet Opens CMS Detroit 2017-18 Oakland University Series 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Recognized internationally as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, the American Brass Quintet will open the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's 2017-18 Oakland University series Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 PM.  The concert takes place at Varner Recital Hall, located on the OU campus at 371 Varner Drive in Rochester.  (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY Takes Off at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 7, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has hit the trifecta with their season opener GYPSY, directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, music directed by Dan Rodriguez, and raised to the rafters by Leigh Barrett's forceful Mama Rose. This is one for the ages. (more...)

Irish Supergroup The Gloaming Returns with Haunting New Works at Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland's acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered Celtic-American ensemble will captivate audiences with evocative sean-nos (solo unaccompanied singing) and stirring, melancholic melodies, sharing their signature musical alchemy of ancient tradition and contemporary experimentation. (more...)

Join Dance/NYC for Disability Dance Artistry Conversation Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Please join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations about integrated and disability dance artistry, dance made and performed by and with disabled dancers. Organized around New York City metropolitan area performance activity at the nexus of disability and dance, the series features leading artists working at that nexus in conversation with their presenters. The goals of the series are to drive awareness and interest in dance made by and with disabled artists, capture and share lessons learned by featured artists, and generate dialogue and partnerships among attendees. Featured artists are grantees of Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund, created to advance dance making by and with disabled artists. (more...)

Brown Arts Initiative Announces 2017-18 Programming Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University today announced highlights of its much-anticipated 2017-18 season of programming, featuring influential musicians, poets, artists, and filmmakers. (more...)

Swarthmore College presents Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College presents a solo performance by multi-Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. The performance will be on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 PM in the intimate 450-seat Lang Concert Hall on the Swarthmore College campus.   (more...)

Gingold Theatrical Group Announces 2017-18 SPEAKERS' CORNER Writers Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group, now in its 12th Season, adds to its ongoing new play development programs with the new SPEAKERS' CORNER Writers Group. (more...)

California School of the Arts Celebrates Opening in San Gabriel Valley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Joy spread across a crowd of students, parents and community leaders Friday, Sept. 1, when California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) celebrated its opening with an arts-filled Ribbon Cutting and Open House. The afternoon showcased the high-caliber arts instruction of conservatory directors and the blossoming talents of CSArts-SGV student artists with three solo performances and eight conservatory classes open for observation. (more...)

ICYMI: Watch Sierra Boggess Soak Up the Sun on BroadwayWorld Live!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Just last week, BroadwayWorld took you to outdoors to get up close and personal with the wonderful Sierra Boggess. Catch up by watching the our live chat in Central Park with our very own Steve Schonberg! (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning star Audra McDonald returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for an up close and personal concert on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Accompanied by her trio, McDonald will bring her vivacious personality and artistry to hit show tunes, classic film songs and selections written expressly for her by many of today's leading composers. The New York Times wrote of her Carnegie Hall concert, "That sense of excitement, in which she tugs a song forward emotionally, is inherent in the quickness and tang of her vibrato, as though feelings are pouring out of her almost faster than they can be reined in." (more...)

NOISES OFF to Open SCERA Indoor Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Director Chase Ramsey saw the movie "Noises Off" as a kid and thought it offered a brilliant Master Class on farce and pacing.  He loved it, and was "obsessed" with the comedic talents of Carol Burnett, John Ritter and Michael Caine. (more...)

LIVE: BroadwayWorld Chats Live With Sierra Boggess at 2:30 PM Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Today, September 1 (2:30pm EST), BroadwayWorld will be coming to you live from Central Park. Have a question? Send it in advance via Facebook or Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskSierraBWW. Want to ask a question IN PERSON? Look for us near Central Park's Merchants Gate (next to Columbus Circle). We may pick you to join us on camera and ask your question during our livestream! (more...)

OWN Shares Sneak Peek at OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS Featuring Steve Harvey
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

The acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series OPRAH'S Master Class featuring an unprecedented first–person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire, is in its sixth season (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Aurora Theatre's September Programming Steals the Limelight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Summer may have just come to an end, but bigger and better things are in store for this fall at Aurora Theatre! (more...)

Physical Theater Virtuoso James Thierree to Bring LA GRENOUILLE AVAIT RAISON to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of physical theater virtuoso James Thierree's La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) for three nights only, Oct 12-14, at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Launch Cabaret 313's Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Cabaret 313's fifth anniversary season begins on Saturday, Sep. 23 with Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star) in An Evening with Carmen Cusack. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes CATS Star Tyler Hanes
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, Theater People podcast welcomes CATS star Tyler Hanes. Since making his Broadway debut as a teenager in 2002's OKLAHOMA, Hanes has racked up nine Broadway credits including HAIRSPRAY, THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE, and ON THE TOWN. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Will Chat Live with Sierra Boggess This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

On Friday, September 1 (2:30pm EST), BroadwayWorld will be coming to you live from Central Park. Have a question? Send it in advance via Facebook or Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskSierraBWW. Want to ask a question IN PERSON? Look for us near Central Park's Merchants Gate (next to Columbus Circle). We may pick you to join us on camera and ask your question during our livestream! (more...)

FSLC Announces Special Events and Shorts for NYFF55
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the Special Events section, Main Slate shorts, and an added Retrospective title for the 55th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 15). (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Presents MASTER CLASS Starring Carolyn Hennesy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award-winning Master Class, the first production of its Inaugural Season. Written by Terrence McNally, directed by Artistic Director Dimitri Toscas, and starring the Emmy-winning Carolyn Hennesy, this rich and vivid comedic play the New York Times calls "zestfully entertaining" will play a limited run September 22 through October 22. (more...)

Site-Specific 'BECKETT IN THE CITY' to Explore Artist's Work, Life and Themes at IAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the organization dedicated to projecting a dynamic vision of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, will present New Yorkers with an equally dynamic vision of the work, life, and themes of Samuel Beckett. (more...)

Singapore South Asian Film Festival to Kick Off Its First Edition Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) 2017 festival will be held from September 1st-10th, across various prominent venues in the city. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre's first production of its Inaugural Season, Terrence McNally's Master Class, will star Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennesy as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas and opens September 22. (more...)

The World's Greatest Detective Comes to Orlando Shakes in THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The game is afoot this Halloween during Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, running from October 11 - November 19, 2017 in the Goldman Theater. (more...)

TRU Seeks Submissions for 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steven Reineke, Ashley Brown, Christopher Johnstone & French Woods in Side By Side 2017
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 19, 2017

It was one of the most memorable nights of music ever heard in the Pavilion at the legendary French Woods, the French Woods Symphony Orchestra of 62 camp musicians was augmented by 15 Staff members and 15 members of The New York Pops under the baton of Maestro Steven Reineke, music director and conductor of The New York Pops. (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has announced the details of its 2017-18 centennial season. (more...)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces September Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced September 2017 highlights! Check out the listings below! (more...)

Central Park Dance to Mark 35th Anniversary This Fall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Central Park Dance, Westchester's largest dance center, devoted to artistic excellence in training the aspiring dancer, will mark its 35th anniversary this September season. (more...)

Toronto Film Fesitval Rolls Out Amitious Industry Conference Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® continued today to roll out its bold and ambitious 2017 TIFF Industry Conference programme. (more...)

4th Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Conference Reaches New Heights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Photo Flash: Director Walid Chaya Invites Industry Pros to Actors Connection Camp, Including VIP Jen Rudin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp is back for a final week of intensive summer events for young performers. Director Walid Chaya created the program to jump-start emerging careers for actors through events and Master Classes with a dozen New York TV, film, commercial and theatre pros. (more...)

Bergen County Players Celebrates its 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's '2015 Community Theater of the Year', is proud to announce its 85th consecutive season, running from September 2017 to June 2018. From entertaining musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. (more...)

Theatre Three Announces New Performing Arts Educational Opportunities for Adult Actors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Three, uptown Dallas's 56 year-old theatre-in-the-round will offer a number of new workshops and Master Classes for adult actors. In addition to another session of the previously announced National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) workshops, favorite local actors Wendy Welch and James McQuillen will present two sessions of one-day only Musical Audition Master Classes. All classes will take place at Theatre Three, located in the Quadrangle (2800 Routh Street, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75201). (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Launches Season with 14 Concerts in September and October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the launch of the 2017-18 season with 14 concerts in September and October. (more...)

Lisa Vroman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to welcome internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman on Friday, September 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 16 (8 p.m.). Making her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Lisa will perform Broadway classics by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, as well as a selection of songs from up-and-coming musical theatre composers. In between, Lisa will share stories of her life on (and off) the stage. Tickets for Lisa Vroman range in price from $35-$70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman's THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY to Dance Into BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman will present their dance theater work The Principles of Uncertainty, Sep 27-30, at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl). (more...)

Film Visionaries Shape and Influence Cinematic Landscape with 2017 TIFF Masters Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® has earned global recognition for its breadth of diversity and innovation in programming, and the lineup for the Masters programme is no exception. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! and More Set for Halloran Centre's New Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Today, the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum announced a new theatre series as part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre programming. Three shows comprise this inaugural series that will run December through March 2018. (more...)

ArtsBridge Announces 2017-18 Field Trips, Master Classes & Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

As summer ends and school is back in session, teachers and parents are planning fall and winter activities. ArtsBridge Foundation invites you to include arts education experiences for your students and children by booking Field Trips, Master Classes and Family Series performances. (more...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

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