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by Albert Gutierrez - Feb 9, 2020
Ask anyone to describe the Three Musketeers, and you'll get the usual answers: three heroes, bound together in brotherhood, inseparable in the most dire circumstances. They were a holy trinity of masculinity and friendship, the #SquadGoals of the 19th century. But unless one were intimately familiar with Alexandre Dumas' novel or its many adaptations, five will get you ten the average Joe today would be remiss to actually name all of them. That's not the fault of the average Joe, but rather the reputation that precedes these fictional characters. Most would be familiar with what they are, not necessarily who they are.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Paula Kelly, actress of stage and screen, has died. She was 76. Kelly made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Veloz in the 1964 musical Something More!, alongside Barbara Cook. Her other Broadway credits include The Dozens (1969), Paul Sills' Story Theatre (1971), Ovid's Metamorphoses (1971), and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (1981).
by Roy Berko - Feb 9, 2020
The Scottsboro Boys were nine African American teenagers, ages 13 to 20, falsely accused in Alabama of raping two white-women on a train in 1931.
by Paul Bolton - Feb 9, 2020
Chicago is a class act at the San Jose Stage Theatre as it brings out the razzle-dazzle with one of the longest running Broadway musicals to date.The a?oeStage'sa?? production, directed by Randall King,  has an earthy grit to it that makes the sensual Bob Fosse Choreography all the more irresistible. With a live band on stage, a jazz-infused score, and a fabulous ensemble, this show is sure to dance it's way seductively into your heart. 
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 8, 2020
Director Billy Ensley has lured a bevy of seasoned Charlotte musical stars to a fine looking Matthews Playhouse production of MAMMA MIA! - and he has found a sensational newcomer to ignite the action.
by Ronn Burton - Feb 8, 2020
BroadwayWorld Oklahoma got to chat with members from VOCTAVE before and after their recent concert at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. Voctave's masterful musicianship can be enjoyed from their recordings and videos, but that's nothing compared to the spine-tingling experience of hearing them live in-person. Be sure to follow them on social media to see when they might be coming to your area next. You won't want to miss them.
by Ronn Burton - Feb 8, 2020
COME FROM AWAY a?oeshouldn'ta?? work. I didn't walk away humming many of the melodies, there are very few solos songs to speak of a?? and yet, I am forever changed by the story of the kindness of the strangers from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. COME FROM AWAY is the a?oelittle musical that coulda?? a?? it restores a small piece of your heart and your faith in humanity. Don't miss it.
by Andrew White - Feb 17, 2020
With the mayhem, warfare and epic egos of Henry the Fourth, Part 1 well under their belts, Brave Spirits Theatre now turns its talents towards one of the more challenging history plays in Shakespeare's canon, Henry the Fourth, Part 2. Director Charlene V. Smith continues to find new gems here among the many performers, and there are some moments that truly shine here.
by George Weinhouse - Feb 17, 2020
Two years ago, when I first saw photos of the projected new COSI FAN TUTTE,which was a production that originated at English National Opera and was slated to come to the Met, I was circumspect. I had grown up on three previous incarnations of COSI, the first dating from the 1950's a very traditional production which starred Richard Tucker and Eleanor Steber, the subsequent one dating from the 1980's, which had featured Kiri TeKanawa, and the last from 1996, which starred Carol Vaness and Suzanne Mentzer as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. All were very much 'period' pieces which made no effort to update or change the locale from the original setting of eighteenth century Naples.
by Jade Kops - Feb 16, 2020
Claude-Michel Schönberg (Music), Herbert Kretzmer's (English Lyrics) and Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel (both Original French) world famous LES MISERABLES is given the Packemin Productions Pro/Am big cast treatment at Riverside Theatre Parramatta.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 16, 2020
Two-time Tony nominee brings his big voice to Lincoln Center... and his iPad
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 16, 2020
The Roaring Twenties became the Roaring 2020s at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's annual gala last night. and retail establishments in Florida must have run out of Flapper dresses leading up to this exciting event as most of the women wore the traditional 1920's dresses to the gala put on by Florida's largest regional theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
This month dynamic and unique Australian arts production company Performing Lines will present one full length work and pitch five new projects to national and international presenters at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA). The five-day gathering in Melbourne celebrates Australia's connections with contemporary Asia, and connects Australian artists with national and international opportunities, deepening relationships and creates new markets and pathways across the globe for contemporary Australian performance.
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 15, 2020
The Paper Birds tackle all the important stuff and then some in their groundbreaking and format defying Ask Me Anything. After asking teenagers all around the countries to send them their problems and questions as if they were agony aunts, they noticed that, generally, their letters were falling into broader categories with some other thorny topics in the mix. The result is a moving, open, and honest project about the legitimate issues of today's youth.
by Isabella Perrone - Feb 15, 2020
HAMILTON has proven its lasting power in the five years since it debuted on Broadway, and after landing in several international locations, the mega-hit musical about America's ten-dollar founding father has crossed the border.
by Ashley Corbaley - Feb 14, 2020
The harrowing true story of women working for a Radium Dial Company in the early 1900s is brought center stage in the Sheldon Vexler Theatre's production of THESE SHINING LIVES. Written by Melanie Marnich, this important historical play, documents the lives of four women working for the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa, Illinois in the 1920s and '30s. Centering around one woman's journey in particular, the play presents the initial ignorance and eventual deceit of their employers of the painful and ultimately terminal effects of radium poisoning. The Vex's production of THESE SHINING LIVES is genuine, moving, and a true work of art that will pull at your heartstrings and leave you thinking long after the final curtain.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Asolo Rep is continuing its 2019-20 season with George Brant's INTO THE BREECHES! Helmed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, this bright new comedy, set during World War II, puts the women on the front lines. INTO THE BREECHES! opens tonight, February 14 and runs in rotating repertory through March 21 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the performing Arts.
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2020
After a comet releases a deadly virus that attacks all the women in the world, Eva (Freida Pinto) and Will (Leslie Odom Jr.) are forced into hiding from both the illness and the savages who hunt the few surviving women. Trapped inside their over-sterilized apartment, the couple's relationship and sense of sanity begins to crumble. When Eva's desperation for a normal life becomes as dangerous as the world outside, the couple escapes their self-imposed quarantine to fight for their lives.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 14, 2020
Flights looks into the hearts of three men whose lives in rural Ireland are not working out as they once hoped.
by Mert Dilek - Feb 13, 2020
If every marriage is a duel, then those of Bluebeard are full-on battles. The trailblazing German choreographer Pina Bausch's Bluebeard takes us into a mental war zone where the serrated edges of conjugal life cut deep. Radiating Bausch's singular vision and stunning theatricality, the 1977 piece receives its UK premiere at Sadler's Wells in a haunting revival by her company Tanztheater Wuppertal.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Skidmore College Theater Department is pleased to announce its Spring Mainstage production, Radium Girls, by D.W Gregory. Between the New York Times bestselling book, The Radium Girls, and the upcoming feature film RADIOACTIVE coming to theaters in March, we are excited to present this important historical story on our stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Work Of Lauren Taslitz Will Be Featured in WOMEN OF THE WINGS VOLUME III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers on Saturday, March 14th at 9:30pm.
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The phrase “Never Say Never” can be quite the over-used cliche. However, for Pittsburgh-area country singer, Ashley Puckett, it was the perfect phrase to describe her lifelong love affair with music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, along with Resident Company support from Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and The Philadelphia Orchestra, celebrates Women's History Month in March 2020 with an array of programming honoring a breadth of female artistry and expression. Additionally, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Philadelphia and Drexel University's Vision 2020's 'Women 100' National Women's Equality Initiative will host a series of events, including the Seat at the Table FREE and interactive exhibition, opening in March and running through September in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is proud to welcome the return of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to Chicago for the first time in nearly 25 years. Chicago Shakespeare will present the company's acclaimed gender-swapped production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, in a special limited engagement April 15a?"May 2, 2020 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of Sarah Treem's courageous drama When We Were Young and Unafraid, directed by Co-Artistic Director Sara Pavlak McGuire*
by Jim Munson - Feb 13, 2020
How lucky we are to be living in the age of Mark Morris! My first thought watching San Francisco Ballet's opening night performance of their a?oeClassical (Re)Visiona?? program was a?oeGod, they're good!a?? SF Ballet presents a sparking and varied program of contemporary ballet that will leave you skipping down the steps of the Opera House on your way home.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Actors' Gang Theater is holding a food drive during the entire run of their new production of Dario Fo's classic modern farce, Can't Pay? Don't Pay! to support Upward Bound House (UBH). UBH has programs in Culver City (home to The Actor's Gang), Santa Monica, Compton, and Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
OPERA America is pleased to announce the three pairs of protégés and mentors selected for the organization's Mentorship Program for Women, now in its third year. The Mentorship Program for Women provides a unique opportunity for promising opera company administrators to be paired with established industry leaders who can help them identify barriers to advancement and develop plans for professional growth. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Ryan O'Connor & Friends in 'Eat. Pray. Vote.' on Monday, March 9 at 9:30 PM. O'Connor, star of The Oprah Winfrey Network, 'Big Little Lies,' Home Street Home, Scissorhands and more, makes his debut at the club with the New York premiere of this critically acclaimed show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director), will welcome the world premiere of BOYS WILL BE BOYS, written by Melissa Bubnic and directed by Lily Dorment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
On Saturday, February 22, the Mala Waldron Quartet, a group of internationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos headed by jazz vocalist/pianist/composer Waldron accompanied by her top-flight backup group, will make a rare local appearance in Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)'s Jazz in the Box Series. Waldron, will perform a sophisticated blend of soulful jazz together with Steve Salerno on guitar, Michael T.A. Thompson on drums, and Jennifer Vincent on bass at WCT's black box performance space, 23 Water St. in Ossining.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
A season filled with thrilling music, captivating stories, world-class singers, and exciting productions goes on sale by subscription Thursday, February 13. Eight new-to-Chicago productions, including three Lyric premieres plus two original Lyric productions, will entertain and thrill audiences from September 2020 through June 2021.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 12, 2020
HOLLYWOOD, CA   JANUARY, 2020 There was quite the wild opening night going on at the fabulous Montalban Theatre, in Hollywood, this past month. And I have a feeling, every night since, until it closed it's two-week run, due mostly to cast members' former commitments, it felt much the same. The audience was treated to an embellished redux of the 1975 cult smash hit of the same name.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Some of the greatest works of music ever composed, performed by many of the world's finest soloists, will be part of the Grand Rapids Symphony's 91st season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Honeck-Moss Productions will present a?oeIn The Works.a?? This exciting series is an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Behind the Leaf and the co-founders of Flourish Media Conference invite you to join them for a gathering that is so much more than a conference. The 4th annual Flourish Media Conference offers Line-up outstanding speakers and panelists who are blazing a trail of transformation, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. The two-day conference will take place Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Ampersand Studio a?? 31 NE 17th St, Miami, FL 33132. Tickets are on sale at
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Resistance Revival Chorus has revealed details of their debut album, This Joy to be released on Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. The Chorus is a collective of more than 60 women, and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women's voices. Members are touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists, and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes. The album features original compositions along with protest classics and was recorded in New York City with GRAMMY-nominated producer Tiffany Gouché. The album is 100% created by women and non-binary artists. Righteous Babe's Ani DiFranco says of the Chorus: “The RRC is like an antidote to silence and submission. In this age of division and hopelessness, let us listen to their collective voice and get lifted. Let us remember who we really are.”
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
State Theatre New Jersey will host its 4th annual Women's Tea on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to raise funds for State Theatre New Jersey's arts access initiatives. The event includes a networking hour and special performance by violinist Suliman Tekalli, a Center for Musical Excellence Young Artist.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Fate meets the future in the California Symphony's March concerts, under the direction of Music Director Donato Cabrera. FATE AND FUTURE, Saturday, March 14 at 8PM, and Sunday, March 15 at 4PM, features Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5a?"his most often-performed and beloved symphonya?"and the world premiere of Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch's Illuminate, a song cycle in five movements. The Symphony uses a recurring melody to represent the theme of a?oefatea??, while a?oefuturea?? is represented by Balch's premiere.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Comedy Central and Paramount Network are returning to Austin for the 2020 SXSW Festival to present a series of events, including an immersive presentation by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Jaboukie Young-White; a moderated panel with Phoebe Robinson (untitled upcoming Comedy Central Series), Jen Flanz (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) and Karey Dornetto (Awkwafina is Nora From Queens); a “Yellowstone Takeover;” and the return of Comedy Central's annual “Backyard Bash.”
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) and the family of Paula Kelly announced today that Emmy-nominated actress, dancer, choreographer and singer, Paula Kelly died on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Whittier, California from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 77.
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GOOD GIRLS, airing on NBC on Sunday, March 1, 2020!
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 11, 2020
Broadway World's Stephen Mosher answers the question put to him by a friend: 'Why do you even like cabaret?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Emit Theatre Will Present TWELFTH NIGHT: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE, an interactive show for young audiences and families, adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and directed by Gianna Cioffi. Twelfth Night runs for a limited engagement March 13 - 22, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm at El Barrio's Artspace PS109 (215 E. 99th St., off the Q and 6 trains). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or at the door.
by Charlie Wilks - Feb 11, 2020
Three distinct doorways separate three different time periods. Between them stands three Nora's, played superbly by Natalie Klamar, Amaka Okafor, and Anna Russell-Martin. The eras they occupy are a post-war 1948, a vibing 1968 and a more contemporary 2018. The women are subject to political, personal and societal suffocation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Leading the nation in programming works by women and diverse, under-represented composers, Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation's most diverse orchestra, presents Sight + Sound, a sonic art exhibition meant to take audiences on an introspective journey through the world of visual art by way of music. Featuring world-renowned violinist Jennifer Koh as a guest artist for a World Premiere commissioned work by composer Courtney Bryan, the concert will meld symphonic color in a tribute to the world's most groundbreaking artists in a visceral celebration of the senses. Chicago Sinfonietta's performances will occur Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, and on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The Columbus Symphony today announced the winners of the 2020 Music Educator Awards, honoring individuals who make a difference in the community through a dedication to music education and promotion of a greater understanding of and appreciation for the art form.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
After an acclaimed premiere in Chicago, Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) will present the New York Premiere of 2018 Weissberger Award for Playwrighting nominee THE ANTELOPE PARTY by Eric John Meyer. It is directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes (HOME/SICK, Half Moon Bay) with dramaturgy by Sarah Lunnie (What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons, Hillary and Clinton, A Doll's House Part 2). Previews begin March 19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan with opening slated for March 25.