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by Kerrie Nicholson - Feb 17, 2020
Founded in 2009, OperaUpClose's mission is to create 'innovatively staged, unintimidating, and crucially high quality English Chamber re-imaginings of well known work and premieres of new operas'. With 29 operas to date, a mix of classics and contemporary work, and an Olivier Award in 2011, there's no denying the hard work and success they've had in introducing opera, a seemingly formidable art form, to new audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
It's a provincial holiday on P.E.I. today and to celebrate, Confederation Centre of the Arts is offering a special 'Islander Day' sale for Charlottetown Festival tickets. Artistic Director Adam Brazier has also announced the casting of four of the lead roles in Anne of Green Gablesa?"The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Perth based musicians and fellow composers Jen de Ness and Bill Atkinson bring their jazz cabaret Green Tile Tango, to their first Adelaide Fringe joined by four of Adelaide's hottest Tango dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Brand-new theatre company represent. today announces the full cast for their inaugural season. With the mission to increase access to the industry for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, performing in repertory are Aaron Douglas (Girlboss, Southwark Playhouse; Wonder Boy, Arcola Theatre), Sarel Madziya (this is Sarel's professional stage debut), Nemide May (Brothers With No Game, Close Friends), Bola Okun (Feels, Lyric Hammersmith), Loussin-Torah Pilikian (Foodie, The Hope Theatre) and Adam Rachid Lazaar (this is Adam's professional stage debut). represent. will provide the cast with an acting apprenticeship where they can develop their craft, earning a London living wage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Salman Rushdie will tour the UK and Ireland, celebrating both the paperback release of Rushdie's Booker Prize nominated Quichotte, and the life and work of the internationally acclaimed novelist and essayist. The tour will take in an initial three dates at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 18th May, Manchester HOME on 19th May and at Alexandra Palace, London on 23rd May. Tickets for the shows in Manchester and London go on sale on Monday 17th February at 12pm and for Dublin on Wednesday 19th February from www.fane.co.uk.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Old Globe presents the west coast premiere of Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George, directed by James Vásquez.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Rosie Day opens her one woman show, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON at The Old Red Lion Theatre this week and it runs until 29 February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
After a sell out and Offie-nominated a?oeHolding the Mana?? comes a revival of Look Back in Anger by John Osborne.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Actors Centre is kicking 2020 into high gear by announcing major programming changes including a new senior leadership team.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Brent Barrett is celebrating '40 years on the boards' with his new show at The Vegas Room, March 13 and 14.
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2020
Melba Moore has been a success on Broadway, on television, in movies, and music for over 50 years. In an all new segment for 50PlusPrime.com, Moore meets talks about her commitment to helping young entertainers live their dreams, and shares a backstage visit as she prepares to rock New York City.
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 17, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar and musical theater actress Marilyn Maye about her 1967 album 'Step To The Rear.' They also discuss Jerry Herman, 'Mame, 'Hello, Dolly!', Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Tommy Tune, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Billy Stritch, Tedd Firth, Provincetown, The Anchor Inn, Palm Springs, Feinstein's/54 Below, Birdland, and The Art House. Marilyn tells stories from her career as a singer and recording artist, and shares her expertise on how to build a show and sing to an audience. Marilyn has released seven albums and thirty-four singles, and performs all over the country to rooms full of adoring fans. Marilyn also holds the record for the most frequent singer on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where she appeared a total of seventy-six times.
by West of Broadway - Feb 17, 2020
It's curtains up on a very special episode of West of Broadway, a celebration of musical theatre on the West Coast! with theatre veteran Will Armstrong and introducing West of Broadway's new co-host Broadway Veteran and all-around wonderful human Wendy Rosoff.
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Organisers of the successful Deva Fest in Chester have announced the three-day event will return for Summer 2020 – and have revealed a hat-trick of headline acts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Des Moines Playhouse's 102nd season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. The public is invited to be part of the excitement as the titles are revealed at the 2020-21 Season Announcement Party, 5:30-6:30 PM, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The party is free.
by TV Scoop - Feb 17, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of OUTMATCHED, airing on FOX on Thursday, February 27, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
After building anticipation for new music and selling out tour dates across North America, All Time Low have announced that they will release their new full-length album, WAKE UP, SUNSHINE, on April 3rd via Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the LP are available today, with exclusive bundles including vinyl, and the band's very own RISE “Wake Up Sunshine” Nitro Cold Brew Coffee available at their webstore. All orders will receive an instant grat download of WAKE UP, SUNSHINE's first single, “Some Kind of Disaster.”
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Park Theatre and Adam Blanshay Productions are presenting the English Language World Premiere of La Cage aux Folles [The Play] by Jean Poiret.
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Making a much-anticipated return, history-making gold-certified rock band THE PRETTY RECKLESS will launch a 2020 headline tour this Spring. It marks their first tour since 2017. As such, they've pulled out all of the stops to ensure a special connection and fortify their growing connection to fans nationwide. Beginning May 5, the group canvases North America, performing in intimate venues in major cities such as New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Newly appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to Philly in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The name Roger Duvoisin is familiar to Zimmerli audiences: the museum's gallery dedicated to its collection of original children's book illustrations is named in his honor, more than half of that collection consists of Duvoisin's artwork, and numerous exhibitions have celebrated this beloved author and illustrator. Now, Mood Books: The Children's Stories of Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin delves into one of the most important aspects of his career, a partnership with author Alvin Tresselt that spanned three decades and resulted in 18 books. The exhibition, opening March 14 at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, features more than 30 original watercolor and gouache illustrations from four of their collaborations: White Snow, Bright Snow, Hide and Seek Fog, It's Time Now!, and What Did You Leave Behind?, all published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard in New York. The images capture an array of feelings evoked by common experiences that tend to stick with us throughout life in very uncommon ways.
by Mary Lincer - Feb 17, 2020
By 1939. the Depression had begun to wane, but Dorothy still took a road trip to Oz to find out that there's no place like home. John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath that year; the Joad family also had to leave their Oklahoma home and hit the road because the Dust Bowl was no Miss Gulch nor a dream they'd wake up from. Steinbeck called the road they took, Route 66, the Mother Road which has given Octavio Solis his title for Arena's current production through March 8.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) is closing out their season with the Twin Cities premiere of the revolutionary rock musical LIZZIE at the TEK BOX in Minneapolis March 27-April 19, 2020 - and has announced the cast and the availability of tickets, now on sale.
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 17, 2020
The time is 2008, the place Detroit...this and more sets the stage for a hard hitting, knockout Tour de Force that chills you to the bone. Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew is a searing, eye opening look into the workforce division between blue-collar and white-collar and what might happen when the division of power crosses the line. I think director L. Peter Callender sums it up best in his director's notes by saying, 'Dominique Morisseau's 'Detroit Project' plays: DETROIT '67, PARADISE BLUE, and SKELETON CREW, not unlike August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' or Shakespeare's History plays, offer a sharply focused, raw, sometimes harsh, always heart-wrenching, beautifully penned look at the rigors of survival when driven souls must make high stakes, life or death choices. Dreams, hope, despair, mystery and secrets all fill the hearts and minds of her characters in the poetic and humorous Skeleton Crew.' The tight knit ensemble of four of the finest actors to hit the stage in some time do Morisseau's words justice and do so with gusto. From the moment the music is heard, to the first words spoke you are gripping on every breathtaking moment in this top-notch performance, that left you winded and exaspirated in all the best ways possible. The chill left down my spine from this show still lingers even days later.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Critically acclaimed Swedish singer, songwriter and producer Skott returns with her own unique twist on a breakup anthem in the form of 'Kodak & Codeine,' out today via Dollar Menu in partnership with Cosmos Music.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 16, 2020
Two-time Tony nominee brings his big voice to Lincoln Center... and his iPad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Adele has dropped a hint that her new album may be coming this year.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
As it approaches its much-anticipated Australian premiere in Sydney in July, Frozen is thrilled to announce the two exceptional performers that have been cast in the lead roles of Elsa and Anna.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Pittsburgh Festival Opera has released the details of its 2020 schedule. Productions this season include classic opera, one world premiere, one Pennsylvania premiere and the conclusion of Pittsburgh's Ring Cycle with scenes from Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods in concert. The Festival also presents a wider breadth of programming in different venues to include lectures, a poetry reading, two concerts by its Young Artists Program and festival favorite Daphne Alderson. The Festival runs from July 11 until July 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
The Sydney Opera House today announced a new season of UnWrapped, a bi-annual celebration of diverse, boundary-pushing works from some of Australia's most admired independent contemporary performance-makers, selected from critically acclaimed debut seasons.
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 BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. Written by local playwright, director, and dramaturg, Samantha Marchant, this play will make its world premiere at the Sugar City Arts Collaborative located at 1239 Niagara Street. As always for GBP, the piece will fully feature Western New York creatives.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2020
For the first time in its 60-plus year history and six productions on Broadway, West Side Story - a musical whose iconic dance scenes have an instant recognizability in both the musical theater world and in culture in general - will not include the original Jerome Robbins and Peter Gennaro choreography. This Ivo van Hove-led revival of the classic has thrown away convention and brought in the talents of a choreographer iconic in her own right, to bring this musical into the modern age.
by Andrew Beck - Feb 15, 2020
Manahatta,' the impressive world premiere from Mary Kathryn Nagle at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, history repeats itself with devastating consequences in lower Manhattan as the violent removal of the indigenous Delaware Lenape people in colonial times is echoed by the heartless destruction of the nation's economy by Wall Street four centuries later.
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 15, 2020
With great success, Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, including a notable alumna, Felicia Moore, as Susan B. Anthony, along with members of the New York Philharmonic under Daniela Candillari performed Louisa Proske's production of the Gertrude Stein-Virgil Thomson opera THE MOTHER OF US ALL in the Engelhardt Court of Metropolitan Museum, as part of the MetLiveArts series.
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 15, 2020
In 1969, a serial killer brutally murdered three women in Scotland. Nicknamed Bible John by the police and the press, his identity is still a mystery. In the present day, four young women who are bored out of their mind while temping in an office find out that they share a mild obsession with true crime podcasts. As they start bonding on Carrie LaRue's investigation on the Glaswegian case, they try their own hand at giving justice to the victims.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2020
Selladoor Worldwide has announced that Amber Davies will star as 'Campbell' alongside Louis Smith as 'Cameron' in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL which opens at Birmingham Hippodrome on 2 June 2020. Further casting to be announced. Full tour dates in listings below.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2020
North/South Consonance, Inc. celebrates the imminent arrival of spring with a free-admission concerts to be held on Sunday afternoon February 23 at 3 PM. The North/South Chamber Orchestra will perform recent works by American composers Roger Wesby, Andrew Thomas, David Maves and Max Lifchitz. Violinsit Claudia Schaer and pianist Helen Lin will appear as soloists.
by Alan Portner - Feb 15, 2020
It doesn't much matter whether you happen to be Lutheran, Catholic, another flavor of Protestant, Jewish, or Muslim. All places of worship surely have CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES like these.
by Jay Irwin - Feb 15, 2020
Dear Readers, you may recall that several years ago there was a new musical that came through town, about Princesses (even called that), that many consider, including myself, to be one of the worst things they've ever seen. But as bad as it was, it had three things going for it. First, there was a story built around a Father's love for his daughter. Second, there was a hunky boy-band type, who may have creeped many out with his utterly rapey song a?oeJust Say Yesa??, but he was still pretty. And third, and most importantly, the show featured one truly great song that spotlighted the quirkier and subordinate a?oePrincessesa?? of the bunch. Cut to 2020 and enter the 5th Avenue Theatre's latest new musical venture, a?oeBlissa?? that, while having no real connection to that other one, blissfully and coincidentally contains those three elements and runs with them, while tossing the rest of that dreadful show into the infernos of musical theater hell (along with the likes of a?oeFlashdancea?? and a?oeLove Never Diesa??). And while a?oeBlissa?? may still have some work to do to make it truly shine (which we'll get to in a minute), it's still a delightfully fun romp into the woods with some Princess archetypes who aren't the norm but should be.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Alternative quintet The Unlikely Candidates hit song 'Novocaine' makes its way to Top 5 on the Alternative Radio Charts. Watch the music video for the track, which is currently #4 on the Alternative Radio Chart and climbing. 'Novocaine' skyrocketed in popularity since the music video was released Spring 2019. The video has over 14 million views to date and the song has over 32 million streams worldwide. On top of 'Novocaine's radio success, the track was one Vevo's 'Most Watched Alternative Video List', featured in the season 4 trailer of HULU's popular TV show Veronica Mars, andon Now That's What I Call Music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
The Kennedy Center, BONDVISION Media, and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! collaborate to co-produce the second annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival (BGR!FEST), an immersive multi-day live experience curated to celebrate the cultural contributions of Black women artists, thought leaders, and creatives. The festival, spanning four days, will take place during International Women's Day weekend, March 5-8 across the Kennedy Center campus.
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2020
This fall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presented its production of Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. Check out highlights from the production.
by Courtney Symes - Feb 14, 2020
Forget that other show. I was in the REAL room where it happened last weekend at the 4th Annual Junior Theater Festival West (JTF), which celebrates youth theatre and encourages students and teachers to keep theatre alive in their community. Each year it follows the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, which just finished its 15th season. Over 2,200 people participated in the three-day festival, some coming from as far away as Australia, England, and South Korea. Students and educators benefited from the knowledge of top Broadway professionals in the form of adjudications, workshops, and a discussion panel entitled Pathways to Success, in which the featured guests shared how they forged their own paths to Broadway and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Velocity Dance Center announces its 2020 Season with some exciting new artist programs, an all-star line-up for our summer festivals, and more. See full details below.
by Zac Thriffiley - Feb 14, 2020
The most recent entry in a citywide program of arts activism is Dallas Children's Theater's Teen Scene Players' production of ANDI BOI. This original work by a local DFW playwright Bruce Coleman runs through February 16.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
This February, Opera San José will highlight the raw emotions that drive Giuseppe Verdi's turbulent tale of love and revenge in its production of Il trovatore. Featuring an emotional, heart-stopping score, this mesmerizing story of romance, obsession, and retribution will be conducted by Joseph Marcheso, Opera San José's Music Director and Principal Conductor, and directed by Brad Dalton, acclaimed for staging major opera productions for San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, and many other international companies. It will be presented at the magnificent California Theatre, the elegant 1927 former movie palace meticulously restored to opulent splendor and now one of the world's most intimate opera houses.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Screen and stage actor Lynn Cohen has passed away.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Tamara Tunie has been set to star in Ghost Bike, a dramatic indie short film, directed and written by Mark Blane (upcoming recurring role in the J.J. Abrams/Sara Bareilles helmed AppleTV+ drama Little Voice). Ghost Bike is Blane's follow-up to his debut feature film Cubby which had an international festival run and North American release in theaters and on VOD platforms in 2019. Cubby, which Blane starred in, wrote, and co-directed, was recently nominated in the 'Buried Treasure' category of the 26th Annual Chlotrudis Awards for Independent Film. Shooting for Ghost Bike gets underway this month in New York City.