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Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA, )
3806 Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA,

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This ensemble musical chronicles nearly four decades in the life of an Everyman, Joseph Taylor, Jr., from cradle through a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about. The first musical to be staged by a director who was also the choreographer (the legendary Agnes de Mille), the unique structural format allows the saga to whisk us from Joe's birth through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his career; from the tranquility of his small Midwestern hometown to the hectic din of big city life, in a series of vignettes and musical sequences dazzling in their simplicity and stunning in their impact. Ahead of its time theatrically, ALLEGRO remains timeless in its appeal.

Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II

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Music Mountain Continues 88th Season with Peter Serkin and Anna Polonsky
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, continues its 88th season with a very special program featuring renowned pianist Peter Serkin with Anna Polonsky performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert for Piano 4 Hands on Sunday, July 2nd (3pm). The weekend gets off to a swinging start on Saturday, July 1st (6:30pm) with Swingtime Big Band! Concerts are scheduled thru September 17th.   (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Close 2016-17 'Grand Classics' Season with Beethoven & Mahler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck close the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season in joyous style with Ludwig van Beethoven's beloved 'Pastoral' Symphony and Mahler's Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn on June 23-25 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Celebrates Works of Strauss, Brahms in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents Strauss' Piano Quartet  featuring works by Strauss, Brahms and Enescu on Thursday, August 10, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street, Chatham.  (more...)

Emerson String Quartet Instrumentalists Perform With CCCMF Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents Three Emersons and One Jon performed by members of world renowned Emerson String Quartet and CCCMF Artistic Director, pianist Jon Nakamatsu on Monday, August 7, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet.  (more...)

CCCMF presents The TEACHER AND THE STUDENT 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents The Teacher and the Student, on Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.  (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

Sono Luminus Releases Terry Riley's Dark Queen Mantra for Del Sol Quartet and Gyan Riley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Sono Luminus announces the August 25, 2017 worldwide release of Dark Queen Mantra, a new recording from Del Sol String Quartet featuring new music by Terry Riley and Stefano Scodanibbio. (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival , one of New York's premier summer performance series, kicks off its 51st season on July 25. Among the highlights in the first two weeks are a special opening concert led by Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director, featuring traditional and indigenous songs from Mozart's time; a choral presentation by Les Arts Florissants; and guest conductors Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda; festival debuts by more than 10 artists, including Kit Armstrong, Janai Brugger, Jennifer Johnson Cano, S? Percussion, Beatrice Rana, Ksenija Sidorova, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City; and the New York premiere of David Lang's concerto for percussion, man made. A complete listing of events from July 25 through August 6 follows. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Present THE POWER OF WIND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents The Power of Wind, on Friday, August 4, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet. (more...)

Lydian String Quartet Performs Festival Debut at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents The Virtuosic Quartet performed by Lydian String Quartet on Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans.  (more...)

Piano Trio Inspires Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) opens its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music with a program showcasing the excitement of  piano trios across three centuries.   Brahms in the Café offers one performance featuring celebrated works performed by Mile-End Trio on Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.  (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast Announced for London Fringe Premiere of 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Casting has been announced today and tickets are on sale for the London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village from 30th August through to 1st October 2017 with press night on 1st September, at 7.30 p.m.  (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

PAINTING WITH SOUND Closes the HK Phil's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On 7 & 8 July in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) will close its 2016/17 Season with a dazzling palette of vibrant colours and shimmering sounds. (more...)

NJSO Announces Departure of Education & Community Engagement Conductor Jeffrey Grogan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces the departure of Education & Community Engagement Conductor and NJSO Youth Orchestras Artistic Director Jeffrey Grogan. Grogan will serve as Director of Orchestras at Oklahoma City University and will lead the university's graduate orchestral conducting program; he has also been appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, effective in August. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Presents Tuneful SOME ENCHANTED EVENING of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

A starry night, with a huge moon looking down, is the perfect setting for an evening of songs that have become part of musical theatre history. This is the look and the sound of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, now running through July 16, 2017, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, just south of DC off of I-95. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Helm DESSERT World Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following on from his success with Daytona at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Oliver Cotton, has written a new play for our time, Dessert. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, André De Shields & More Will Star in John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The production will run at Bay Street Theater from August 8 - September 3. The production will star Hannah Cabell (The Father, Men on Boats, Major Barbara) as Rosalind, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist) as Jacques, and Andre De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz) as Touchstone. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux to Perform at Caramoor as Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux is currently Caramoor's Artist-in-Residence, and will be performing two more concerts in July at the popular bucolic musical destination. On Sunday, July 16 at 4pm, he joins the Orchestra of St. Luke's to perform iconic tango composer Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with bandoneonist Julien Labro, a piece which he and Labro recorded in 2011 for Azica Records. Vieaux will also perform Vivaldi's beloved Guitar Concerto in D Major with the orchestra. Vivaldi's Four Seasons featuring violin soloist Krista Bennion Feeney completes the program. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Concerts to Feature Ancient Flutes and Lectures
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A world premiere performance of Julian Lampert's 'Quintet for Flute and String Quartet' is featured during Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's (CCCMF) 38th season during Borromeo and the Ancient Flute, on Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.  (more...)

L'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

L'Ermitage Foundation, will present Cello Teacher Ruslan Biryukov and his Cello Student Nathan Le, in the World Premiere Performance of their new CD titled, CELLO PINNACLE, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, at the intersection of I 405, in Bel Air, CA  90049. (more...)

BWW Review: A Truly ENCHANTED EVENING at Winter Park Playhouse
by Kimberly Moy - Jul 30, 2017

If you took almost all your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs and put them together into one two hour playlist you'd have SOME ENCHANTED EVENING at Winter Park Playhouse. This combination of hit songs performed by some of Orlando's best voices make for a thoroughly enjoyable night. It's like a Rodgers and Hammerstein playlist without commercials. (more...)

James Nelson-Joyce to Co-Star with Julian Clary in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

James Nelson-Joyce  is to co-star with the previously announced Julian Clary in the world premiere of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. (more...)

Josie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actress and comedians is to star in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields and More to Return for Stephen Schwartz's Jazz Era AS YOU LIKE IT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Director Jeff Griffin, announced today that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn will play the role of Jaques in the company's new production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Doyle, with music by Stephen Schwartz, beginning Wednesday, September 13 as the first production of CSC's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Offer 'Pay What You Can' Performance of Starry AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced a 'Pay What You Can' performance for AS YOU LIKE IT, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 pm. (more...)

WCPE FM Cinema Classics Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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NJSO to Perform AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Score Live This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents the 1951 film An American in Paris with a live performances of the score, November 25-26 in Newark and New Brunswick. Gene Kelly stars as a former American GI who falls for Parisian Leslie Caron; the film features classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts. (more...)

ARCO Chamber Soloists Announce Romance and the 'HIP' Revolution September Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In September, the ARCO Chamber Soloists bring together outstanding chamber musicians to perform the final concert in the 2017 series - this time taking their wonderful 'HIP' performance style and period instruments to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains. (more...)

Ocean Grove Presents Solo Guitarist Chaconne Klaverenga
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Ocean Grove's popular 'Summer Stars Classical Series' continues with melodic delight with the young, highly accomplished classical guitarist CHACONNE KLAVERENGA. (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

Ying Quartet Debuts in Concerts, Residency at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Celebrity chamber music ensemble Ying Quartet stays in residency on Cape Cod in August, making its debut appearance during Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's (CCCMF) 38th season with three diverse concert programs.  The final two performances feature the Festival's two artistic directors as instrumental guests.  The Ying Quartet performs on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans.  The Art of Song is held on Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 pm is held at Chatham Congregational Church, 650 Main Street.  The season comes to a brilliant close with The Brahms Quintets on Friday, August 25, 7:30 pm at Wellfleet Congregational Church, 200 Main Street. (more...)

DPAC and City of Durham Start $1.8 Million Improvement Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

After welcoming more than 3.5 million guests during its first nine years of operation, DPAC is set for major improvements before the start of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's new season that opens this September. Heading the list of improvements are new carpet throughout the lobbies and seating area and 2,712 new seats which to replace the original seating. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston Opens 2017/2018 Artful Women Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy nominated early music ensemble, opens its 2017/18 season: Artful Women: Muse, Heroine, Musician, and Patron with Sweet Philomela on September 22, 2017 at 7:30p.m. in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The opening concert features exotic musical works inspired by Philomela, mythical princess of Athens, whose transformation into a nightingale has fascinated poets and musicians for centuries. Soprano Sherezade Panthaki returns to the Zilkha Hall stage for evocative arias from Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato and Johann Adolph Hasse's lyric cantata L'Armonica, while Dennis James makes his Ars Lyrica debut on the glass harmonica which he describes the program as "the most challenging technically to perform while reigning as the most beautiful in the entire glass music repertoire." The ensemble of strings and winds soar with one of C. P. E. Bach's vibrant symphonies for twelve obbligato instruments. This season highlights Houston's own artful women by honoring leading female philanthropists and longtime members of the Ars Lyrica family for their tireless advocacy and generous support, at each concert with an exclusive dinner and program package experience. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale for NJSO's 2017–18 Classical, POPS and Family Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

All tickets are on sale for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's classical, pops and family programs for the 2017-18 season-Xian Zhang's second as the Orchestra's critically acclaimed artistic leader. The NJSO brings a diverse range of compelling programs to six venues across the Garden State, with highlights including classical masterworks, a Winter Festival celebrating foreign artists and composers who found creative inspiration on America's welcoming shores, film-with-orchestra presentations of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and music- and comedy-filled performances with Tony Award-winning star Jason Alexander. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Eric Rosen Welcome Baby Boy to the Family!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Theatre couple Claybourne Elder and husband Eric Rosen just welcomed a new addition to their family- Claybourne Philip Rosen-Elder, born just this morning. BroadwayWorld sends or congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 6, 2017
by - Aug 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

ARCO Chamber Soloists to Perform Final Concert in 2017 Series Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

In September, the ARCO Chamber Soloists bring together outstanding chamber musicians to perform the final concert in the 2017 series - this time taking their wonderful 'HIP' performance style and period instruments to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains. (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Pianist Tanya Gabrielian to Release Debut Abum Remix on MSR Classics 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Pianist Tanya Gabrielian to release debut album Remix, featuring piano arrangements of Bach solo cello and violin works, on MSR Classics September 12 (more...)

Edward J. Greene, Multiple Award-Winning Sound Engineer Passes Away
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Ed Greene died peacefully in Los Angeles on August 9th, with his family by his side. He was 82 years old. Ed is survived by his wife of ­­­30 years, Lynne Cruise, and his children, Grant, Sam, Lynda and Larry in Los Angeles, and his brother David in Toronto.  (more...)

John Boyega and Amber Riley Among Newcomers on Shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Stage today announced the shortlist for its inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. A charming and tender look inside our deepest, darkest, most secret thoughts - whether out on a date, making headway toward the altar, or juggling the challenges of marriage - the musical will continue Quest Theatre Ensemble's 15th season on Saturday, September 23, 2017 following one preview performance on Friday, September 22. The performance schedule will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through October 29, 2017. Additionally, there will be a Special Accessible Programming Matinee with curb to seat assistances, pre-show touch tour and a conversation with the artists Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm. (more...)

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