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by Shari Barrett - May 8, 2019
Even if you have seen many productions of the totally entertaining Broadway musical-comedy HAIRSPRAY, do not miss the larger?than?life production, with its infectious music, show?stopping dance numbers and uplifting story, now at the Norris Theatre on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through May 12. With a talented cast of 28 local triple-threat performers, directed to perfection by Kari Hayter with some of the most demanding and athletic constant choreography by Christopher M. Albrecht, producer Chris Gilbert is to congratulated for bringing one of the best total packages to the stage!
by Keith Waits - May 20, 2019
I remember studying the Scottish play during my junior year in high school. The themes of unchecked ambition and the question of power in gender roles are significant, weighty topics for anyone, let alone teenagers. I'm happy to report that the cast of Macbeth, as part of the Young American Shakespeare Festival at Commonwealth Theatre Center, is more than up to the task.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
I first read Kill Climate Deniers in April last year. I'd heard about the play - the Griffin in Sydney was my local theatre in my university days - and I'd heard about the controversy briefly and intermittently over the years. But this was the first time I'd actually read this supposedly sacrilegious play that had inspired Breitbart, Alex Jones's Infowars and every major right-wing Australian press outlet to froth at the mouth with rage.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
In just over a month, Monticule Festival will open the doors to its hilltop paradise to 1500 guests from all around the world. From June 19th - 23rd, Monticule celebrates its 5th birthday, having grown from a humble party with a few hundred friends, Funktion One stacks and a couple of select headliners to one of Europe's best boutique festivals, or a 'summer camp with benefits' as festival curator Eric Schönemeir best puts it.
by Review Roundups - May 11, 2019
Hugh Jackman has opened his The Man. The Music. The Show. tour and we've got all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Today, the Philadelphia-based hip-hop/R&B duo &More comprised of singer Donn T and rapper Chill Moody released their new single 'Future Come Around' from their forthcoming debut album Ethel Bobcat out April 5 via D-tone Victorious/nicethingsMUSIC. FLOOD Magazine said &More '...embody the very essence of Philadelphia: low, rumbling rhythms, high-minded and thoughtful lyricism, all sprinkled with an ethereal, otherworldly quality linking them with the city's rich and storied musical history.'
by Zofeen Maqsood - Mar 26, 2019
Madonna has always given 100% in her shows so I couldn't possibly give any less -- Tasha Leaper
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Carnegie Hall presents two performances of We Chose to Go to the Moon—a music and multimedia presentation that reignites the unforgettable moments of the historic mission—on Tuesday evening, July 16 and Saturday evening, July 20 in Zankel Hall, created and narrated by historian John Monsky.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
Granbury Theatre Company will continue its 2019 Broadway on the Brazos season with the musical Forever Plaid on March 29-April 14, 2019, at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
The world famous Troubadour in Los Angeles will host the Donny Hathaway Live Tribute this Friday March 15th at 9 p.m. An incredible group of musicians and singers will come together to perform the music featured on the classic album 'Donny Hathaway Live' which was released in 1972. Long considered one of the best live albums ever recorded, the songs are taken from a performance originally given by Donny Hathaway at the Troubadour back in 1971.
by Alan Henry - Mar 12, 2019
Yesterday, BroadwayWorld exclusively broke the news that the two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman will make his highly anticipated return to Broadway in one of the most iconic roles in the musical theater canon, Professor Harold Hill, in Meredith Willson's beloved classic, THE MUSIC MAN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Chicago-native and DJ/producer--J. WORRA--makes her debut on highly-acclaimed dance label Thrive Music with “On The Run”, featuring KALEENA ZANDERS and co-written with Venessa Michaels. “On The Run” is a vibrant house tune that marries the 90s nostalgia of Kaleena Zander's soulful voice with J. Worra's en vogue tech-filled production.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Fresh off a sold out Fall tour in support of Gus Dapperton, today, NYC-based, LA-born producer Beshken shares the video for 'Cursed,' the latest single from the artist and the first taste of his forthcoming debut album Aisle of Palm. Inspired by Maya Deren's 'Meshes of the Afternoon', the music video for 'Cursed' explores the concept of living like we're dead due to an obsession with personal progress. Can one live in the moment when dreaming about the future? ClickHERE to listen to the song now.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 26, 2019
Since 2016, Shakespeare in the Squares have brought delightful takes of Shakespeare's works to gardens all around London. This year, they mark their annual summer celebrations with a charming and quaint production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Hugh Jackman is touring the world with his new concert, The Man. The Music. The Show - and it's now making its way across the USA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
The National Theatre of Scotland returns to the Edinburgh Festivals in 2019, with a programme that includes two world premieres at the Edinburgh International Festival, a special event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and new artist development opportunities as part of the Company's Engine Room programme.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 18, 2019
BWW catches up with Franko Figueiredo to chat about bringing The Trial to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
ABC and dick clark productions announced today that Michael Strahan, ABC's “Good Morning America” co-anchor and host of “The $100,000 Pyramid,” will host “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda,” along with co-host Erin Andrews. The duo will be live from New York's iconic Times Square as Nik Wallenda and his sister, Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family circus troupe, return to the highwire for a never-before-attempted walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level.
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 1, 2019
PRIVATE LIVES is one of Noel Coward's greatest works. It is timeless in its humour and with the right cast, it is a delightfully hilarious exploration of all sides of love and passion. The cast assembled in the Stratford Festival's production does justice to Coward's clever use of words and wit, all but guaranteeing the audience a fun night out at the theatre.
by Marianka Swain - Jul 3, 2019
Do not anger the theatre gods, for their vengeance is swift and mighty. On press night of Michael Frayn's peerless portrait of backstage disasters, the Lyric suffered its own "technical difficulties", adding a distinctly meta frisson to this already gloriously layered comedy.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 25, 2019
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Santa Fe Opera presented Leoš Janáček's powerful dramatic opera Jenůfa. Laura Wilde, a former Santa Fe Apprentice who performed the title role at English National Opera in 2016, again sang the lead while Patricia Racette, who has often sung Jenůfa, portrayed her stepmother, Kostelnička. Both artists gave glorious dramatic interpretations of their roles in this shattering but moving opera.
by Peter Nason - Jul 17, 2019
A new professional theatre company is officially born in the Tampa Bay Area!
by Drew Eberhard - Jul 15, 2019
Not very often does a piece of theatre come along that is truly cathartic, visceral and downright unnerving, but humbling as well. Summer Bohenenkamp's direction of Nick Payne's cathartic masterpiece Constellations does just that. The perfect closer to an unforgettable season at Jobsite Theater, the resident theatre company at the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center. This show truly embraces everything Jobsite is about and in my honest opinion is the show of the Season! For a piece of work as visceral as this to unearth emotions deep inside and show a true honest take at the human emotion deeply resounded in a relationship, makes for an unwavering and unforgettable 85 minutes.
by Steve Murray - Jul 12, 2019
BWW Review: CAVEMAN PLAY at Z Below explores the moment when we decided to switch from huntergatherers to agrarians with all its future complications for society.
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Socially conscious singersongwriter Ola Onabulé has built an enviable career as an international touring performer and has now turned his attention to the North American market with a newly recorded collection of original songs. Onabulé's meticulous attention to detail in his arrangements and production as well as the support from SennheiserNeumann have contributed to the manifestation of an impressive recording.
by Cary Ginell - Jan 31, 2019
A brilliant cast and production highlights McCoy Rigby Entertainment's '1776,' with bravura performances from Andy Umberger (John Adams), Peter Van Norden (Benjamin Franklin) and John Barbour (Edward Rutledge).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!
by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 26, 2019
Projections. Massive set designs. Intensive acting. Symbolism. Paavo Westerberg's Three Sisters at the Finnish National theatre is extremely ambitious, a little crazy and might be too much for people with sensory processing sensitivity (SPS).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for the Manchester run in September 2019 of the National Theatre of Scotland and HOME co-production of the world premiere production of Red Dust Road, Jackie Kay's touching and affecting memoir of her life growing up as a mixed race adopted Scot.
by Vicki Trask - Jan 16, 2019
Alberta Theatre Projects is honoured to co-present Cafe Daughter with One Yellow Rabbit as part of the 33rd Annual High Performance Rodeo. Running January 15 to 27, Kenneth T. Williams' warm, uplifting play follows the story of a Chinese- and Cree-Canadian girl growing up in 1950's small-town Saskatchewan.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced the recent acquisition of four new documentaries including Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, the behind-the-scenes story of how the original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders became a controversial pop culture phenomenon at the height of the Sexual Revolution. The documentary premieres on Monday, January 14 at 9 PM ET/PT and will be available for download or streaming via the STARZ app.
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Feb 27, 2019
Bootycandy, Bootycandy Bootycandy! There! I've said it three times and a zombie hasn't appeared but the brilliantly written play by Robert O'Hara has made its appearance in H-town! BOOTYCANDY had its world premiere at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre June of 2011 in Washington D.C. and then it made its way to New York City at Playwrights Horizons in August 2014. Let's just say that the institution of the black theatre was changed and every audience that has witnessed this piece of work has been ever changed! Including me!
by Maria Nockin - Feb 23, 2019
On February 22, 2019, Los Angeles Opera presented David Lang's one-man opera, THE LOSER. Lang, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, not only wrote the music, he also fashioned the English libretto after the 1983 German novel by Thomas Bernhard.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
Fresh off a sold out Fall tour in support of Gus Dapperton, today, NYC-based, LA-born producer Beshken shares 'Cursed,' the latest single from the artist and the first taste of his forthcoming debut album Aisle of Palm. The song explores the curse of living like you're dead due to an obsession with success. How can one live in the moment when dreaming about the future? Click HERE to listen to the song now.
by Rosanna Liuski - Feb 10, 2019
Lauri Maijala is currently directing Chekhov's classic at the Helsinki City Theatre, The Cherry Orchard (Kirsikkatarha), which is premiering 26 of February. Lauri is undoubtedly a very keen and intelligent in terms of theatre and life itself. The world needs more individual thinkers who are ready to tell the truth they see-- whether in theatre or outside of it.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced it will produce a new musical during its 2019-2020 season. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
In 2017, Young Vic Taking Part took the Young Vic's production of The Brothers Size, by Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, into HMP Wandsworth. The workshops led by Liverpool-born playwright Luke Barnes and director Justin Audibert which followed resulted in a brand-new piece of theatre - The Jumper Factory - developed with eight Wandsworth prisoners.
by Rona Kelly - Apr 6, 2019
Hello folks, we're into the Follies! To kick off the new Follies Song Insights, we're looking at the song that kicks off the Follies-style numbers which close the show: 'Buddy's Blues', with Buddy himself Peter Forbes and music director Nigel Lilley.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Lucy Briggs-Owen, Zoe West and Tilda Wickham appear in the new play Out of Water, about a lesbian couple expecting a baby, written by Zoe Cooper. It follows her hit play Jess and Joe Forever, which played at the Orange Tree in 2016 and Traverse in 2017 in a co-production with Farnham Maltings.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Wax nostalgic with one of the most popular musicals in recent memory with Theatre in the Park (TIP) INDOOR's production of FOREVER PLAID opening Friday night, April 19, for its three-week run.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Wax nostalgic with one of the most popular musicals in recent memory with Theatre in the Park (TIP) INDOOR's production of FOREVER PLAID opening today night, April 19, for its three-week run.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
The 2019 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 54th season with free outdoor concerts conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden - his first time leading the Orchestra in the historic series - at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (June 11); the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (June 12); Cunningham Park, Queens (June 13); and Prospect Park, Brooklyn (June 14). 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Lucy Briggs-Owen, Zoe West and Tilda Wickham lead the new play Out of Water, about a lesbian couple expecting a baby, written by Zoe Cooper. It follows her hit play Jess and Joe Forever, which played at the Orange Tree in 2016 and Traverse in 2017 in a co-production with Farnham Maltings. Guy Jones (Joe White's Mayfly) directs this joint commission between the OT and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The production is designed by Camilla Clarke, the lighting designer is Jess Bernberg, the Sound Designer & Composer is Helen Skiera and Casting Director is Matthew Dewsberry. There are over 900 £12.50 Under 30s tickets available throughout the run.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Selladoor Worldwide present the long awaited European premiere of the multi award-winning musical, Falsettos, which arrives in the UK from 30 August 2019.
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 13, 2019
The pretense begins as the audience walks into the auditorium. It's as the warm smell of perfect nearly-burnt toast hits their noses that the good-hearted and fluffy nature of Toast reveals itself. Based on Nigel Slater's homonymous memoir, Henry Filloux-Bennett's bakes a play with enough nostalgia and hopefulness to feed a crowd.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
I started writing The Amber Trap over two years ago while I was living in Brighton in a little flat by the sea. I knew that I wanted to write a story which uncovered some of the labyrinthine power structures that exist between men and women; a story that studied the way the male gaze treats women, and how the low-level aggressions that so many women are subjected to each day can mutate into acts of violence engendered by a deep-set, structural misogyny.