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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Dr Selina Busby is a Principal Lecturer in Community Performance and Applied Theatre, and Course Leader for the MA Applied Theatre at London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an applied theatre practitioner who works in prison settings, youth theatres, and with young people living in adverse conditions, both in the UK and internationally.
by Charles Shubow - Jan 31, 2020
You only have until Sunday night, Feb. 2 to this Tony Award winning musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Go ahead a?" take the apple. Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie a?" winner of the 1969 Obie award and arguably the most successful ensemble work ever created a?" as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season. Sossi previously directed the West Coast premiere exactly 50 years ago, in the spring of 1970, as the second production ever at the then brand-new Odyssey Theatre. The Serpent opens on March 7 at the Odyssey's current home in West L.A., where performances will continue through May 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Electric Lodge & Fringe Management,LLC present New Light Theater Project's HITLER'S TASTERS. Winner of the 2017 Susan Glaspell award, Hitler's Tasters was named a?oeBest of the Fringea?? by The Stage, with a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. 
by Roger Catlin - Jan 30, 2020
The traveling ballet works that tend to fill the Kennedy Center Opera House are usually the big, brand name costumed works - 'The Nutcracker,' 'Swan Lake' (a version of which played last week; another is coming in April) and 'The Sleeping Beauty,' which in fact the National Ballet of Canada is doing through Sunday.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Hayley Williams has announced today's premiere of “Leave It Alone,” the stunning new song from her anticipated debut solo album, “PETALS FOR ARMOR.” The track is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; an official video – directed by Warren Fu (Paramore, The 1975, The Strokes)  – is streaming now via the Paramore singer and founder of haircare and color company Good Dye Young's official YouTube channel.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Poolside has just announced a major North American tour, their most profile headline trek thus far. The “LOW SEASON Tour” – which celebrates Poolside's eagerly awaited new album, LOW SEASON – begins April 24 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR, and features stops at The Showbox in Seattle, WA, 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and Tipitina's in New Orleans, LA before ending on May 23 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ. The band will also be appearing at Governor's Ball in New York City the weekend of June 5-7. Tickets for all newly announced dates go on sale this Friday, January 31 (see local listings). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.poolsidemusic.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
A darkly comic southern drama about love, art and the power of healing. After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When Alice, a prominent photographer, arrives to take pictures of June's scars, all are tipped to the breaking point in this beautiful story of life after death.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Deaf singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey, who wowed Simon Cowell on America's Got Talent, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 at Kean University's Enlow Recital Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The Trenton Children's Chorus (TCC) launched its 30th anniversary season with its 9th annual benefit, One Voice, on Friday, September 27 at Morven Museum & Garden. With nearly 250 attendees, the fundraiser raised over $135,000 to support Trenton Children's Chorus.
by Andrea Stephenson - Jan 25, 2020
The classic novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn was first published in 1850. The musical is the creative collaboration of The Scarlet Letter Company - Stacey Mancine Koloski, Dan Koloski, Simon Gray, Michael Bahar and Eric Braverman. The Scarlet Letter musical was first fully produced for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and it can now be seen at Theatre Harrisburg for its first full-scale production in the United States. Under the direction of Kristi Ondo and musical direction by Aubrey Krepps, The Scarlet Letter takes the stage at Theatre Harrisburg's Krevsky Center through February 2.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has announced today's premiere of “How To Forgive,” the latest single from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, SWIMMER. The track is streaming now; SWIMMER arrives via Tennis's own Mutually Detrimental label on Valentine's Day, February 14. The album is available for pre-order now, with all pre-orders joined by instant grat downloads of “How To Forgive” and the recently released single, “Need Your Love.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020
How many opportunities are there out there for aspiring songwriters to have their music heard by one of Broadway's brightest stars? How many chances do you get to turn your creative dream into a reality? As Tony nominee Taylor Louderman likes to say, 'Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.' And she's the one providing the opportunity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces the launch of its 91st Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 23, 2020
Energetic, urban and contemporary, Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA, written and directed by Bastien Alexandre, with Jean Guibert as the director of creation, is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation, being true to oneself, fulfilling one's true potential, and recognizing one's own power to make it possible. The production is perhaps the most acrobatic show ever staged by Cirque du Soleil, with acts from around the world offering amazing displays of roller skating, balance, trampoline leaps through windows to rooftop, Double Dutch rope skipping, tumbling, rings, and BMX bicycle flips that challenge gravity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), has extended its limited run through April 5th due to enormous response from critics and audience alike, it was announced today by producerDennis Grimaldi (A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters, Angels in America, Other People's Money). This is the final extension and the play must close on that date.
by Kelsey Lawler - Jan 21, 2020
Milwaukee, have your dollar bills handy! Though it's only been on stage since 2014, Matthew Lopez's Georgia McBride is on its way to becoming a bonafide dragtastic legend. Now on stage at the Milwaukee Rep, under the fantastic direction of Meredith McDonough, the heat and heart in this play about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen is the uplifting, energizing show audiences need right now.
by Neil Shurley - Jan 20, 2020
When you are in something this good, with fantastically talented people and a design team like this, you just feel lucky.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020
Is there a better way to celebrate the birth of one of the greatest living songwriters than with song itself? I think not. And Feinstein's/54 Below clearly felt the same last night when it brought some of Broadway's greatest voices together to celebrate the birthday of one Miss Dolly Parton. The woman who gave us 'I Will Always Love You', 'Jolene', '9 to 5' and so much more is not only one of the greatest singers, songwriters, and entertainers of all time, but one of those rare artists who has the ability to reach across barriers and touch everyone from drag queens, to Middle America, to the mass public, and bring them all together in celebration of beautiful music.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 19, 2020
Last night was girl's night at Jaeb Theater. A couple hundred ladies (and a few of their poor ill-prepared boyfriends and husbands) and I shared in the engagement party of Sharon's daughter Candy Rose. Though we never actually met Candy Rose, like a real ladies' night, there was booze, dancing, karaoke and a walk down memory lane.
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 16, 2020
Who isn't infatuated with trains - such a unique and even elegant way to travel. Although these coaches aren't leaving from Platform 9 ¾ for Hogwarts and your fellow passengers won't be Harry Potter and his curious classmates, the ride will be just as thrilling, if not more so. You'll be joining the infamous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and a host of very cleverly enigmatic travelers aboard a train filled with mystery and a touch of mayhem. You may have taken this ride before but not quite like this. Asolo Repertory starts its winter season on the fast track with Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, featuring a new off the rails adaptation by two-time Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig and pushing full steam ahead with direction by Asolo Rep Associate Artist Peter Amster.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Missy Elliott has announced today's premiere of the official companion video for “Why I Still Love You.” The new clip takes us on a journey in time as we see Missy and The Dripdemeanors performing throughout various decades. Missy even flexes her acting chops. Singer Monica, makes a cameo. “Why I Still Love You” is streaming now at the official Missy Elliott YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Magnet Theater presents The Eleventh Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from March 12 - 15, 2020 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Most tickets are $5-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. Festival Workshops are also being offered to people of all levels of experience! Tickets and Workshops will available for purchase at www.nymif.com.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Drive-By Truckers have unveiled the latest single from their much-anticipated new album, THE UNRAVELING. “Thoughts and Prayers” is available for streaming and download now following today's exclusive world premiere via Billboard. The powerhouse track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now. THE UNRAVELING arrives via ATO Records on Friday, January 31; digital and physical pre-orders are now available.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Brooklyn-based performer, Raquel Cion, is coming back for a January-March 2020 residency of her cabaret, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie at Pangea, located at 178 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003. The 90-minute cabaret explores the lifelong “soul love” that Cion has for David Bowie's artistry and David Jones's humanity.
by Maria Nockin - Jan 12, 2020
On Saturday afternoon January 11, 2020, Pittance Chamber Music presented a concert of infrequently heard music at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Pittance is made up of members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Soloists included soprano Liv Redpath, pianist Paul Floyd, and Principal Clarinetist Stuart Clark.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has unveiled “Need Your Love,” the new single from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, SWIMMER, via a video shot and directed by longtime collaborator Luca Venter.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – a drama directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers about a friendship between two Indigenous women from different social backgrounds – has won the Toronto Film Critics Association's 2019 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award along with its $100,000 purse.
by Charles Shubow - Feb 8, 2020
Quint mesmerizes the audience with his virtuoso performance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
They weren't supposed to read, write, or look you in the eye. ... But they did. Three Women. Three Stories. Three Critically-Acclaimed Performances.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 7, 2020
Winter in New York City is not known for being particularly steamy (though the unseasonably mild weather this year gives one reason to pause), but there is always Complexions Contemporary Ballet's season at the Joyce Theater to turn up the heat to a feverish, sweltering boiling point! For the 26th season, the company revived recent seminal works -- Bach 25 and Woke -- alongside favorites spanning from 1994 to a brand new solo in Essential Parts, which acted as a 'Greatest Hits' compilation for the ever-evolving, always revolutionary dance troupe. This year also marked the World Premiere of their latest exploration of the full canon of a particular musician's oeuvre -- Love Rocks featuring the music of the iconic Grammy-winning rockstar, Lenny Kravitz. For patrons unable to attend all programs, FOMO (fear of missing out) syndrome is understandable, but for those who are highly familiar with the group's work or only getting their first taste, Program C -- which featured the latter two mentioned -- was the most delectable sampling of Complexions offerings old and new. The fascinating thing about such juxtapositions is that, in seeing the latest creations from 2020 side-by-side with choreography premiered in the early 1990s, it is remarkable to note how the level of innovation, depth of emotion and current relevance remains the same. It's a reminder that timeliness and timelessness can coexist, given the right mediums and masters. The genius of legendary Co-Founders, Co-Artistic Directors Desmond Richard and Dwight Rhoden (also the Principal Choreographer) cannot be underestimated. Indeed, it has not. They have both achieved phenomenal success and longevity, been lauded as trailblazers and received numerous accolades from peers, critics and audiences alike since they burst on the dance scene. It's no wonder that they have utilized the music of David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar and Lenny Kravitz to tell their stories through bodies in motion -- they are rockstars themselves!
by Michael Dale - Feb 7, 2020
If the open hardcover copy of Thomas A. Harris, M.D.'s 1967 self-help bible 'I'm OK - You're OK' casually placed upon an ottoman makes you chuckle a bit as you settle down for The New Group's latest endeavor, you're of a proper mindset to enjoy Duncan Sheik (music/lyrics), Amanda Green (lyrics) and Jonathan Marc Sherman's sweet, funny and endearing new easy chamber musical BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE.
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 7, 2020
In a?oeClaywoman,a?? the in-character improviser Michael Cavadias portrays a 500 million-year-old extraterrestrial in love with planet earth, who says she'll keep on coming as long as there is an earth to visit. Interviewed by celebrity guests who ask about where she is from and why she has been visiting earth for so long, a?oeClaywomana?? is satire-improv presented by Kevin Malony's TWEED Theaterworks.
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Poolside has announced today's release of their eagerly awaited new album. LOW SEASON is available digitally everywhere now.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Hayley Williams has unveiled “PETALS FOR ARMOR I,” a special five-track collection heralding her much anticipated debut solo album, PETALS FOR ARMOR. “PETALS FOR ARMOR I” is available now for streaming and download HERE. PETALS FOR ARMOR arrives via Atlantic Records on Friday, May 8th; pre-orders are available beginning today at PetalsForArmor.com.
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 6, 2020
Five playwrights give their perspectives on the process.
by Louis Train - Feb 5, 2020
The theatre shook with applause for Jully Black last night as she opened the musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at the Winter Garden Theatre. She was one of many in the cast to give powerhouse performances in a dramatically and musically challenging show.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As PLATINUM-selling duo Maddie & Tae are “riding a gust of momentum” (PEOPLE) following an explosive 2019 unveiling new music that is “drenched in raw, vulnerable emotion” (American Songwriter), the pair continues to fill-in pages of their expansive journey, revealing details today of their highly-anticipated full-length sophomore album The Way It Feels (Mercury Nashville), set to be released on April 10. Produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells, the album is available for pre-save NOW.  
by Katie Laban - Feb 4, 2020
Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base, is in Detroit for a short visit following sold engagements in the UK. The reimagined 50th anniversary tour has the beloved music by Andrew Lloyed Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice and is directed by Timothy Sheader with cutting-edge choreography by Drew McOnie. The story is extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes, 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' 'Gethsemane,' and 'Superstar.' BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with native Michigander, Paul Louis Lessard, who plays King Herod in the show about why this is an important piece of theatre and so much more!
by Andrew Child - Feb 4, 2020
Sutton Foster, since her Tony Award-winning break through as the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, has been one of the select leading ladies who have held a decades-spanning monopoly on Broadway's biggest musicals. Foster holds the distinction of being one of the gawkiest, most palatably quirky actors working in the commercial theatre today. Unlike other recurring ingenues, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, or Laura Osnes, Foster is just off-kilter enough to headline productions of Shrek the Musical as the ogre/ princess Fiona or revivals of Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney. Meanwhile, she is still conventionally attractive enough to be a safe, viable option to helm profitable productions of Sweet Charity, Violet, or the upcoming Broadway revival of The Music Man. The Celebrity Series of Boston hosted Foster along with a three-piece jazz combo (Michael Rafter, Leo Huppert, Matt Hinkley) and her Little Women co-star Megan McGinnis in a concert of musical theatre selections and jazz standards at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney delivered again with its triumphant 'Chamber Music Celebration' Thursday afternoon to a full house at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Host and series founder, soprano Allison Charney, hosted the afternoon with disarming charm and a profound love of classical music that cleverly masked her creativity in infusing the expertly-performed concert with lessons in music history, theory and practice - along with her signature 'un-Google-able' insights.
by Jeremy West - Feb 3, 2020
As rowdy Cats screenings have proven in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn, Jellicle fans come out at midnight. And they keep coming back.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Village Playwrights Present LOVE IS QUEER, staged reading of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day, on Monday, February 10 at 7 pm at St. John's, 81 Christopher St., NYC. Suggested donation $10. For reservations email villageplaywrights@gmail.com.
by Carol Kassie - Feb 3, 2020
The B'nai Torah Cultural Arts Series 2020 theatrical presentation, The Interview will be presented for one performance only on February 26th at 7:30 pm in the Eleanor and Paul Weiner Cultural Center at B'nai Torah Congregation. 
by Rob Lester - Feb 10, 2020
Eager, competent company members amply demonstrated their wares and polish. (I don't mean bringing shiny silverware from their place of employment.) a?oeWe don't just carry meatloaf!a?? remarked the gregarious host.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The musical theatre came roaring back in the 1990s and began a new Golden Age for the art form. And there's a new book that takes you on a guided tour.
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.
by Patrick Honoré - Feb 10, 2020
After the concert version of West Side Story and an extensive tour of the musical Bells Are Ringing, director Jean Lacornerie and musical director Gérard Lecointe have chosen to collaborate again, delivering to the French public a comparatively little known musical of the 50s, The Pajama Game, which, outside being the work of the dream team Jerome Robbins directing, George Abbott writing the book, and Bob Fosse choreographing on Broadway for the very first time, stands as perhaps the only musical dealing with unions and labor conflicts. The least we can say is that this choice couldn't be more on point given the political context of France today, with major strikes going on in sync with the show, which began its run at Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, followed by an extensive tour at the Théâtre de la Renaissance, also in the Lyon area, and now for a three-day run at the gorgeous Opéra de Rennes, where I caught a sold out performance on February 1st.
by Ashley Corbaley - Feb 1, 2020
The 2014 Tony Award-Winning comedic musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER makes its San Antonio production debut at the Public Theater. Set in London in the early 1900's, Monty discovers he is the distant heir to a family fortune. Being eighth in line makes Monty's shot at the money seem pretty slim, so he decides to take matters into his own hands using the most inventive and hilarious of means of course! With book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, and based on a novel by Roy Horniman, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER  at the Public Theater is pure comic gold.