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PINK COLLAR COMEDY SHOW Coming to King Center This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The worlds of stand-up comedy and drag collide when the Pink Collar Comedy Show comes to the King Center Studio Theatre! Orlando stand-up comic, Jeff Jones, brings his gang of 'gals' out for a no holds barred evening of comedy on July 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets, beginning at $30.75 (inclusive of fees), go on sale Friday, June 16 at noon. (more...)

EVITA to Open San Diego Rep Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for the first production of its 2017/18 season, 'EVITA.' (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valour Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Tony nominee Karine Plantadit will present Victory Dance Project's 'Woman of Valour Award' to Broadway legend Chita Rivera, on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30pm at the opening celebration of the company's third season, at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC), 248 W. 60th Street. (more...)

Montague Basement Presents BEFORE LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Montague Basement's fierce new take on Aristophane's Lysistrata explores the reasons why women from both sides of the political line might decide to work together in the face phenomenal political intransigence and dick measuring.  (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Goes Behind-the-Scenes Look in New Series FIRST LADIES REVEALED
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Smithsonian Channel's new series, FIRST LADIES REVEALED, examines some of the most prominent and remarkable women – trailblazers, style icons, diplomats, war heroes, and global superstars. (more...)

MHA-NYC 25th Anniversary Gala to Honor Chirlane McCray and Brandon Marshall & Michi Marshall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

MHA-NYC - Several hundred influential leaders in business, government, health, and mental health will attend the gala to honor outstanding mental health advocates. (more...)

Isabel & Ruben Toledo Design New Balanchine's NUTCRACKER at Miami City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Miami City Ballet's new redesign of the magical George Balanchine's The Nutcracker will feature enchanting new costumes and sets by the designer-artist power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Balanchine's glorious choreography and Tchaikovsky's beloved score. The production, co-commissioned by The Music Center in Los Angeles, will run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami from December 15 - 24, 2017. (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Chinese-American Composer Daniel Walker's New Rock Musical QING CHENG/DARK CITY to Hit NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Chinese-American composer Daniel Walker's spellbinding new rock musical 'Qing Cheng/Dark City,' about the refugee experience in China, breaks free at this summer's NY Musical Theatre Festival. A modern fable seen through the eyes of a rootless young girl who finds sanctuary in a dangerous ghetto outside of Hong Kong, 'Qing Cheng/Dark City' is directed by Kirsten Sanderson and produced by Sabrina Zuo. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Friends Pay Homage to 'The First Lady of Song' in the Exceptional ELLA ON MY MIND
by Jamara Wakefield - Jun 28, 2017

The world fell in love with Ella Fitzgerald in her six-decade career. Michael Feinstein conjured this unending love for Fitzgerald at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in his final JAZZ & POPULAR SONG concert of the 2017 season with ELLA ON MY MIND. (more...)

Jessie Galante Release New Song 'Dreamer' from the New Album 'The Show Must Go On'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Produced and mixed by Larry Swist (Lou Gramm, Spyro Gyra, Tina Turner), Dreamer is about overpowering a possessive, toxic and emotionally abusive relationship with the strength and tenacity to break free. (more...)

Square One Theatre 2017 Subscriber Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Stratford's Square One Theatre Company concluded its twenty-seventh anniversary season recently with the annual presentation of its 2017 Subscriber Awards. The recipients were selected by the theatre's nearly 1,000 subscribers who voted for performers in various acting categories from the company's three-play 2016-17 season. This was the second year for the theatre's new space onstage at Stratford Academy. (more...)

Dionne Warwick, Charlie Wilson & More Join GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Led by GRAMMY®-winning industry icon Paul Shaffer as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired. (more...)

Beyonce, Bruno Mars Among Winners of 2017 BET AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The 2017 BET AWARDS aired live last night, Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET. Beyonce was the night's big winner, receiving a total of five trophies (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces the 2017-18 Jazz Series at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season, celebrating a truly American musical genre with world-class artists that represent both classics from the past and today's more innovative and ever-changing sounds. (more...)

Liverpool Pride 2017 Officially Launched With Full Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Liverpool Pride Festival returns for its eighth consecutive year in July with an exciting star-studded line-up to make the 2017 free event a colourful celebration of all things LGBT+. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July!  (more...)

Brooklyn Center Sets 2017-18 Jazz Series at LUI Brooklyn's Kumble Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces the 2017-18 Jazz Series at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season, celebrating a truly American musical genre with world-class artists that represent both classics from the past and today's more innovative and ever-changing sounds. (more...)

Deer Valley Music Festival Presents Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Concertmaster Madeline Adkins will lead the Utah Symphony and perform as soloist as part of the Deer Valley Music Festival's Chamber Concert series at St. Mary's Church in Park City. This program features three early symphonies with some of the most iconic symphonic literature ever written, including selections from "Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite III" by Respighi, "Symphony No. 29" by Mozart, and "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi. Tickets are $46 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18) and can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=18586 (more...)

Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth Honored with Helen Hayes Award at The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, was honored with the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Shriners Set to Arrive in Daytona Beach for their Imperial Session
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND to visit Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and Break The Floor Productions are pleased to announce additional dates in the 2017 - 2018 national tour of After The Curtain-  the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND. After The Curtain will play at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Review Roundup: Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

Jonathan Karrant to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial in Palm Springs and San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Song stylist Jonathan Karrant returns to the Purple Room & Martinis Above Fourth to pay tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald 'Jonathan Karrant is one hip jazz vocalists, born to sing and swing with style.'  (more...)

Shaping Sound's Groundbreaking New 'After The Curtain' to Play The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS have announced the 2017 - 2018 national tour of After The Curtain -- the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND --  will play The VETS in Providence on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

SHAPING SOUND Comes to Worcester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions are pleased to announce the additional dates in the 2017-2018 national tour of After the Curtain, the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's Shaping Sound. After the Curtain will play at The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND: After The Curtain Comes to Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and Break The Floor ProductionS are pleased to announce additional dates in the 2017 - 2018 national tour of After The Curtain -- the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND.  After The Curtain will play the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 15th, 2017 - Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in CLARENCE DARROW in Flushing tonight! (more...)

Pinchas Zukerman Trio, Ella Fitzgerald Tribute and More on Nichols '17-18 Season
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2017-18 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series, featuring the Music Institute's renowned faculty and an array of stellar guest artists. All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. (more...)

Yonge-Dundas Square Announces CITY CINEMA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

A great way for Torontonians to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial is in the heart of the city at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) while catching a fun flick with City Cinema presented by NOW. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'First Lady of the United States Melania Trump' (Broadway's Laura Benanti) opened up about her big move from New York City to Washington, D.C. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND to Bring AFTER THE CURTAIN to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Travis Wall and Break The Floor Productions have announced that their new show After The Curtain will perform at King's Theatre in Brooklyn for one show only, Friday, June 16 at 8:00 PM. After The Curtain is the second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND and the Brooklyn engagement is part of a national tour that began in March and continues into 2018. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/8/2017
by - Jul 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/8/2017. (more...)

Miami City Ballet Presents George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Miami City Ballet's new redesign of the magical George Balanchine's The Nutcracker will feature enchanting new costumes and sets by the designer-artist power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Balanchine's glorious choreography and Tchaikovsky's beloved score. (more...)

York Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella (more...)

Ford Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre reopened today with a civic dedication ceremony, marking the completion of a multi-year construction project that has restored, upgraded and enhanced this iconic and historic venue on Cahuenga Boulevard East in the Hollywood Hills. Dancers and musicians from the troupe Viver Brasil, among the artists to be featured in the 2017 Ford summer season, led a celebratory procession to the venue's completely new stage, where LA County 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl cut a red ribbon to inaugurate an era of broadened programming, national artistic partnerships, and improved technical facilities and audience amenities. The latter includes the new Ford Terrace Cafe on the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace, "The Zev," which was dedicated today in honor of retired LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the Ford's revitalization during his 20 years as 3rd District Supervisor. (more...)


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BWW Morning Brief July 14th, 2017 - New 'Roxie' in CHICAGO, ME & ELLA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Robyn Hurder joins Broadway's CHICAGO tonight for a limited run as 'Roxie', and ME & ELLA opens at York Theatre Company on Sunday! (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

Kevin Durant, Simone Biles Among Winners of The 25th ESPYS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

On Wednesday evening, the biggest stars from sports and entertainment converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year's best moments in sports at “The 25th ESPYS Presented by Capital One.” The show was hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning and aired live on ABC. (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Dance Celebrates 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD) is a not-for-profit charity founded in 1987 with a three-part mission: Education, Performance and Intercultural Community. For 30 years, MDD has provided interdisciplinary dance arts education programs to disenfranchised, economically challenged kids, families, and schools across New York City's five boroughs. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aalani Renee Necole: Bad Manners At The Dinner Table
by Vickie Evans - Jul 13, 2017

'Bad Manners At the Dinner Table', written by Aalani Renee Nicole, will be performed at the Little Rock Cultural Center, in Charlotte, NC, July 29th and August 26th. It is a Christian murder mystery characterizing the 'seven deadly sins'. (more...)

Michael Harrington Joins Theatreworks USA as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

After an extensive search, Artistic Director Barbara Pasternack and the Board of Theatreworks USA have announced that Michael Harrington has been tapped to be the new Managing Director of the award-winning 55-year-old organization. (more...)

Michelle Obama to Present Arthur Ashe Courage Award at THE 25TH ESPYS on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

ESPN will posthumously honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at THE 25TH ESPYS Presented by Capital One. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of the York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced')! (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Premiere Michael McKeever's FINDING MONA LISA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will cap off the 2016 - 2017 Mainstage Season with the World Premiere of Finding Mona Lisa, an intriguing new play written by South Florida's prolific award-winning playwright Michael McKeever, from July 12 - August 13, 2017. (more...)

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