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by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
Tadeusz von Moltke (NBC's THE BLACKLIST; DJ Khaled/Jay Z's video 'I Got The Keys'; SAMSUNG/PUNCHDRUNK Virtual Reality Project) announces the premiere of 'THE HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA: A Cautionary Tale of Damaged Good' at Dixon Place in the lounge (161A Chrystie Street, NYC).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
WHY do the people we love the most drive us the most crazy? I Love You/Who Are You, a witty comedy by Matthew Miller, explores the tough challenges of loving the same person for several decades, and pays tribute to the small details that drive us insane and hold us together.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2018
New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Allison Gregory's Wild Horses, February 22 March 25, 2018.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 23, 2018
Matthew Weaver of Media Weaver Entertainment, announced today plans for a 2018 Los Angeles sit - down production of the critically - acclaimed, international Broadway hit ROCK OF AGES by Chris D'Arienzo.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 23, 2018
Live Nation Canada has announced its exciting new partnership with Rockin' River Music Fest to produce the annual country music festival taking place in Merritt, BC on August 2-5, 2018. Country music chart-toppers Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, and Dallas Smith will headline the festival's hottest lineup to date with over 30 acts performing across multiple stages. Early Bird Passes go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10am PT at www.rockinriverfest.com. Full artist list below.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 23, 2018
Public Artists in Residence (PAIR) program embeds artists within City agencies to address pressing civic and social issues through creative practice
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 23, 2018
Mark E. Swinton's Guess Who Showed Up at Dinner, the raucous musical about meddlesome family and head-over-heels love, is heading to stages across America. The crowd-pleasing comedy, led by Cassi Davis (Tyler Perry's House of Payne and The Paynes), Palmer Williams, Jr. (Tyler Perry's House of Payne and The Haves and The Have Nots), Tony Hightower (Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run and The Haves and The Have Nots) and Chandra Currelley-Young (Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Big Happy Family) will be entertaining urban audiences with a national tour this winter and spring that will include a stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre with 3 performances only on March 9 and 10. The show is produced, written and directed by Mark E. Swinton.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 23, 2018
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer and actress Lari White Cannon who made her Broadway debut in the Johnny Cash musical review Ring of Fire died early this morning in Nashville after a battle with peritoneal cancer. She was 52 years old.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 23, 2018
In association with the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis and Atlanta's Working Title Playwrights, Synchronicity Theatre will present SheWrites, a national playwriting competition for women, February 12 23, 2018 at Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta. The plays that will be workshopped this year are Medica by Daryl Lisa Fazio, Romeo & Naomi Ramirez by Kathryn Walat, and Hands of Color by Kimberly Monks. Tickets to public readings are free, but reservations are required. For more information, please visit synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.
by Herbert Paine - Jan 23, 2018
Virginia Olivieri is putting another notch in her directorial and acting belt with a riveting production of Agatha Christie's VERDICT, running through March 4th at Desert Stages Theatre's new digs in Scottsdale. Dame Christie's VERDICT is a thinking person's drama, a morality play loaded with irony that puts a learned man and his unwavering adherence to principle in the dock. VERDICT is a smartly crafted and provocative script, intelligently directed, and skillfully performed.
by Pati Buehler - Jan 22, 2018
The Eagle warms up winter by bringing a heartwarming story to life through a musical version of a most popular book.
by Keith Waits - Jan 22, 2018
The Honey Harvest is a modest, heartfelt exploration of time and family. Melissa Holt (Megan Kubac) has moved back home to care for her widowed father, John (John Lina) as he suffers the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. One generation coming to grips with the diminished capacity of a parent is not an unusual story, but it will always remain relevant.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 22, 2018
Have you and your partner ever thought how nice it would be to go back and have a conversation with your younger selves that might be able to change the course of your lives together? No doubt playwright Jerry Mayer, whose plays deal with the 'ups, downs and sideways' of male/female relationships, must have wondered the same thing and created the comedy A LOVE AFFAIR to address the idea of one couple, at two different stages of their marriage, meeting in the midst of relationship upheaval when selling their family home and sorting through years of marriage mementos. Witty sexual innuendos abound as the business of aging is handled with great humor and understanding from both the youthful and more mature viewpoints.
by Robert Diamond - Jan 22, 2018
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) will present Tony nominee SHARON McNIGHT and RUBY RIMS with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 32nd Annual MAC Awards to be held Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2018
High-flying emerging talent Rick Tibbe returns to US based imprint Careless Records with the highly infectious single 'Don't Look Back', and boy does he deliver.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2018
C.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar) will debut three new X Series guitars at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California. The new models include the DX1AE Macassar Burst, the DX2MAE, and the DX420.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2018
Fresh off of its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY will make its television debut on the premium pay television network EPIX, an MGM company, later in 2018.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018
The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star's untimely death. Opening on 8 March at G-Live in Guildford, the production will enjoy a 20-week tour, visiting 27 theatres through to Saturday 30 June.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2018
DETROIT RISING: A COSMIC JAZZ FUNK ADVENTURE--an unprecedented project created by universally respected musicians, including current and original members of the archetypal funk band Parliament-Funkadelic, along with a selection of world class talent from across the country--is going to bring a new style of funk to audiences this spring.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018
Des Moines Performing Arts presents one of Ireland's leading tenors, MICHAEL LONDRA'S CELTIC FIRE, at the Temple Theater on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to MICHAEL LONDRA'S CELTIC FIRE will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018
Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present HAIR, the seventh annual collaboration with the esteemed Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. This limited engagement runs February 9 through 25, 2018 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Three Wednesday and Thursday performances will take place at 8 p.m. on February 15, 21, and 22. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: TRIBE to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by February 8.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
Broadway In Chicago, the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises today, announce a musical premiere that will ignite the stage of the Broadway Playhouse. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the live musical, will make its debut at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement, running from June 30 through September 9, 2018.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
Park City Institute presents Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, in an intimate show on the Main Stage at the George S. and Dolores Dor Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. The performance, part of PCI's 20th Anniversary Season at the Eccles Center, will showcase the two music legends' signature country songs, laced with blues, jazz, gospel and swing.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) 2018 season opens with Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (June 9-17), followed by Cole Porter's ANYTHING GOES (August 18-26), JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE, STARRING ANGELA INGERSOLL (October 5-14), and Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS (December 22-31).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) welcomes comedian, Richie Redding to the $5 Comedy Garage Series on Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces an extension of the US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen through March 7th, 2018, adding the following four performances to the playing schedule:
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2018
Fresh off of its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY will make its television debut on the premium pay television network EPIX, an MGM company, later in 2018.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
5100 Films, 103rd Street Productions, Kampfire Films, Red Spear Productions and Writer/Director Alex Goldberg (Off Broadway's It Is Done) are pleased to announce the World Premiere of Goldberg's CLOSURE at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The festival, which takes place February 14 -19, 2018, was founded in 1999 to nurture independent film. CLOSURE will World Premiere at 7:45pm on Saturday Feb 17th. For tickets please click here.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
PlayMakers Repertory Company will present a private reading of Jump by Carly Evon Simpson, as part of a nationwide celebration of International Women's Voices Day. A play about flickering lights, vapes that fall from the sky, old homes, and a young woman who finds solace on a bridge, Jump was featured at the National New Play Network's National Showcase of New Plays.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2018
They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time Jersey Boys. Now on their 8th national tour, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic back to the historic St. George Theatre in Staten Island, NY on Saturday, October 13 singing their favorite 'Sixties Hits'from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2018
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its 2018-19 season in its creative home at Houston's Wortham Theater Center after a year of displacement due to damage to the building from Hurricane Harvey. The 64th season will open October 19, 2018, with HGO's first performances in 20 years of Wagner's romantic ghost story The Flying Dutchman, in a new production featuring baritoneAndrzej Dobber as the Dutchman and the role debut of award-winning American soprano and HGO Studio alumna Rachel Willis-S rensen as Senta. To close the season, the new Kasper Holten production of Mozart's Don Giovanni featuring the HGO debut of baritone Philippe Sly in the title role and the role debut of soprano Ailyn P rez as Donna Anna will be presented in repertory with The Phoenix, a world premiere about the colorful life of Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart's librettist for the masterful Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cos fan tutte. The new work, written by composer Tarik O'Regan and librettist John Caird, will star renowned baritone Thomas Hampson as Lorenzo da Ponte in a belated HGO debut and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Da Ponte's son, Lorenzo. HGO will also present a revival of Daniel Cat n's ethereal Florencia en el Amazonas with internationally acclaimed soprano and HGO Studio alumna Ana Mar a Mart nez in the title role; the first HGO presentation of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers with the stellar tenor and baritone pairing of Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in the title roles along with soprano Andrea Carroll; and the return of HGO's 2012 production of Puccini's perennial classic La boh me, featuring the role debut of soprano and HGO Studio alumna Nicole Heaston as Mim .
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2018
The acclaimed performance artist John Kelly, a Bessie and Obie Award winner, will debut his newest work when La MaMa (66 E. 4 St.) presents the world-premiere of TIME NO LINE, with previews beginning February 22 prior to an official press opening on February 26, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's artistic director.
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 22, 2018
After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the Herberger Theater Center from Jan. 24-Feb. 25.
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 22, 2018
Now in its 27th year, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story tells the enduring tale of the musical icon's meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music, influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.
by Steve Schonberg - Jan 21, 2018
Today, January 17, (6:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with the Tony winner, who just released the first of her Obsessed EPs, Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskLenaBWW.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2018
A cast of 70 youth actors will sing, dance and roar their way onto the stage during Disney's 'The Lion King JR.,' which plays at the Mesa Arts Center from Jan. 24 to 28. The 60-minute musical, presented by Limelight Performing Arts in conjunction with Studio 3 Performing Arts, features performers ages 5 through 14.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2018
London Playwrights' Workshop is partnering with musical theatre writing team Barlow & Smith to create the Women's Musical Theatre Initiative (WMTI), a new development programme for female musical theatre writers. The WMTI will launch with a cabaret 'Celebrating Female Songwriters' at The Pheasantry on 12 February 2018. The evening will be hosted by songwriters Barlow & Smith and will bring together a group of accomplished female songwriters to showcase new writing and to raise funds to support the initiative.
by Robert Diamond - Jan 21, 2018
Quality Hill Playhouse will pay tribute to Harold Arlen, the man who brought the blues to the Great American Songbook, in THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC, an original cabaret revue which opened on January 19.
by Robert Diamond - Jan 21, 2018
HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a fun, poignant and deeply moving coming of age story of a girl in a brothel. In this one-woman show, meet the priest, pimp, Madame, eunuch and others that make up her world. HONOUR delves into a child's life pushed to the brink; will she escape her fate?
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2018
The Village Playwrights presents Valentine's Gay -- Romance Our Way, a staged reading of 10 minutes plays on Wednesday February 14, 2018, 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2018
Chicago comedian and kates creator Kelsie Huff hosts the all-female comedy showcase at the legendary comedy club, The Improv. the kates, a ten-year comedy showcase created by Kelsie Huff and featuring the funniest female stand-ups in Chicago, perform at the Chicago Improv on Jan. 25th 7:30pm for One Night Only! Why all ladies? Why not!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2018
Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the return of popular musical ensemble Postmodern Jukebox on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the Ren e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Postmodern Jukebox originally blew up online, with new videos added weekly that keep finding creative new ways to put creator Scott Bradlee's trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits. But it's onstage that the project has really come to shine, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses across the globe, from intimate standing-room gigs to large-scale, theatrical extravaganzas.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2018
The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, the west coast premiere of A DELICATE SHIP, written by acclaimed playwright Anna Ziegler (Actually) and directed by Andre Barron (Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby). A DELICATE SHIP will begin previews on Saturday, January 13 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 19 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 11 at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 20, 2018
Doritos Blaze and MTN DEW ICE, two new PepsiCo product innovations that recently hit store shelves nationwide, are coming together for a :60 in-game Super Bowl LII advertisement on Feb. 4. The teaser video (watch here), released today, features award-winning actors Morgan Freeman for MTN DEW ICE and Peter Dinklage for Doritos Blaze intensely facing off. The advertisement marks the first time one company has advertised two of its trademarks back-to-back in one nationally televised Super Bowl commercial.
by Jill Schafer - Jan 20, 2018
For their second show in their new space, Gremlin Theatre is presenting the intense two-hander A STEADY RAIN. Buckle up, friends, this is a tough one. But so beautifully done. In what's basically a treatise on toxic masculinity and the damage it can do, playwright Keith Huff has created two complex characters in a brilliantly written play that's impeccably executed by the team at Gremlin. Two incredible acting performances, tight and clear direction, simple yet powerful design that heightens the storytelling, all in an intimate space that makes it feel all too real. This is the kind of show that's tough to shake. The rest of the day, and even into the next, I found myself back in that room inside that brutal story. It may only be mid-January, but no doubt A STEADY RAIN will be one of the most memorable plays of the year.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Kevin Smith, in partnership with Classical Movements, announced today that Music Director Osmo V nsk and the Minnesota Orchestra will embark on a five-city tour to South Africa this summer the first visit by a professional U.S. orchestra to the country and offer a specially-themed Sommerfest in 2018, all in connection with a worldwide celebration of the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning South African leader and human rights advocate Nelson Mandela on the centenary of his birth.
by Misha Davenport - Jan 20, 2018
Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of YANK! A Romantic Must-See
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 20, 2018
The complex, sometimes conflicted, often poetic relationship between what we wear and self image and identity forms the framework of a delightful, delicately lyrical, and warmly wistful play by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Presented as a staged reading with a rotating cast of five actresses, Portland's Good Theater brings this exquisitely written piece to life with affectionate wisdom.