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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Mike Noland - Jan 9, 2020
Wicked in Little Rock's Robinson Performance Hall is a thrill of sight and sound. It has stunning visuals and magnificent performers that will carry you away on a thrilling night of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
After an overwhelming response to their 2019 season closer, Nell Gwynn, Castle Hill Players begin their 2020 season in fine style with the exhilarating, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
After a hugely successful 2019 UK Tour, ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN heads back out on the road in 2020, opening at the Darlington Hippodrome on 22 January. The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys will once again be setting up their acclaimed Murphy's Pub at theatres around the country, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic.
by Andrew Child - Jan 5, 2020
You know those cartoons where the little fish is eaten by a bigger fish and then, just when you think everything is going to be fine, that fish is eaten by an even bigger fish? That kind of sums up how Molly Smith Metzler's 2017 play, Cry It Out unfolds in its new production by Apollinaire Theatre Company. The piece begins like a playwright's exercise, juxtaposing two young mothers  from a New York suburb with little in common within the mutual confines of where their baby monitors can still receive signals from their respective nurseries. Through almost-realistic exchanges, we meet Lina, a rowdy, working class woman who has just had a baby boy named Max and Jessie, an upper-middle class corporate lawyer who has just given birth to a baby girl named Allison.
by DC Felton - Jan 5, 2020
It's that time of year where everyone is wondering when and If we are going to have a major snowstorm? And if so how much? Now take a moment and imagine there is a blizzard with white out conditions. This is what you hear as you enter into a?oeTheatre Midwesta?? production of a?oeBrilliant Tracesa?? by Cindy Lou Johnson. This two-person production does a beautiful job of finding balance within each of the element, that is a treat to the audience.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
On February 7, Matt Pond PA will release A Collection of Bees Part 1 (pre-order). Today Matt Pond PA shared an acoustic version of their 2013 single “Starlet,” along with a video which guest vocals by Anya Marina. The video premiere at Brooklyn Vegan who said, 'It's a gorgeous, tender take on the song, and it's really a true reinvention that takes on a whole new life of its own compared to the original.' Matt Pond adds, 'There's a local photographer named Justin Schmidt who shoots amazing nature photos. I don't know who was a fan of whom first, but I love his photography and he's into our music. He shot the photo for A Collection Of Bees, Part 1. I asked Justin if he had any extra video clips lying around. Simply playing these videos in succession felt perfect on top of the music for ''Starlet.''
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 28, 2020
Whether he is best known to audiences from his work in film (Ragtime, Yentl, The Princess Bride), on television (Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds, Homeland) or on Broadway (Evita, Sunday in the Park With George, The Secret Garden, The Wild Party), Mandy Patinkin has embodied countless unforgettable characters, created memorable moments in performance that continue to resonate with his fans and established himself as a star whose light continues to shine brightly and vividly.
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 27, 2020
THE HUMANS now playing at San Diego Repertory Theatre through February 2nd is a family comedy-drama that proves even fictional holiday celebrations can be emotional minefields to navigate.
by DC Felton - Jan 27, 2020
Looking for the light in the dark times we face can be very difficult. In 1942, a girl went into hiding with her family, along with another family, from the Nazi's who had invaded Holland. While in hiding the girl kept a diary of her experience, which after her death would become the most read books in the world. 78 years after starting her diary, her story can be seen on stage in Des Moines Playhouse's beautiful production of a?oeThe Diary of Anne Franka?? which opened this last weekend. Their production comes at just the right time as the day this review comes out, we will be pausing for International Holocaust Memorial Day.
by Natasha Ashley - Jan 27, 2020
The Baldwinsville Theatre Guild has brought a truly breathtaking production of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star to their stage under the superb direction of Colin Keating. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's beautifully crafted bluegrass musical is breathtakingly brought to life by the stellar cast. This local community theatre production could give some professional theaters a run for their money thanks to Director Keating's spot-on casting, his detailed direction, and the unbelievable talents of local community theater performers that are often seen throughout Central New York.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
BoHo Theatre has announced its 16th season, featuring fresh looks at a pair of classic stories. BoHo's 2020 season will feature the musical FALSETTOS by William Finn and James Lapine, followed by Jeffrey Hatcher's new adaptation of Frederick Knott's riveting thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK. BoHo will also continue its partnership with Northwestern University's Next Step Program by staging a reading of a new play by student Nate Hollander.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Rehearsal images are today released for Revenge, which begins its UK tour at Greenwich Theatre on 6th February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2020
On Valentine's Day a?" Friday, February 14, 2020 a?" This Is Not a Theatre Company presents Senses of Love: Theatre in the Dark at TheaterLab in the Garment District. Building on a history of ground-breaking, immersive work, This Is Not a Theatre Company will turn off the lights and invite the audience to touch, smell, and taste their way through a journey of romantic love. The company will perform twice, once at 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.
by Rob Lester - Jan 26, 2020
Two prolific writers who put the a?oeGreata?? in a?oeThe Great American Songbooka?? were celebrated and explored in the same week at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y. In different presentations, there were embraces of the legacies of lyricist E.Y. (a?oeYipa??) Harburg and composer/lyricist Cole Porter.
by Lydia Baxter - Jan 25, 2020
by Shari Barrett - Jan 25, 2020
At the center of his play is the Matera family, soon to get together for a very special SUNDAY DINNER in that their son Michael (James Tabeek), a young priest in the Chicago Archdiocese, is returning to his parents' home in the Bronx after his grandfather dies. And just as Jewish mother would “qvell” about her son being a doctor, no doubt a Catholic mother would love to brag about her son being a priest. So of course when we first meet the family's matriarch Rose (Sharron Shayne) and her sister Margaret (Michele Schultz) as they are preparing the table for what they expect will be an interesting gathering, we soon learn because so many family members will be there with lots of past history, emotional reactions are bound to be ignited.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Techno figurehead Kölsch has unveiled his polished new EP 'Shoulders Of Giants / Glypto', out 24th January via Kompakt.
by Ella Embry - Jan 24, 2020
Actor's Express has created a fundamentally visceral production of the Tony-Award winning musical that's impossible to look away from and a thrill from start to finish.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 24, 2020
The title of his one-man show, The Spouse Whisperer, was a playful jab at the reality TV shows with whisperer in the title. a?oeIf they can go around and tell how to make dogs and horses better than I'm going to be the spouse whisperer. Everybody gets the title.a?? Mark said that The Spouse Whisperer was all humor-driven with some scientific information thrown in, so it had some basis in fact. It's also interactive. From 18 to senior citizens, everyone can find something to relate to. The audience is given cards upon entering the show and asked to write questions and comments that he will respond to in the second half of the performance. He noted that no matter the corner of the country, the concerns about relationships were surprisingly universal.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
It is Victorian London, 1888. Dr Henry Jekyll, a brilliant and respected scientist - shy and unassuming - is content with his reputation as a moral, upright citizen. Or so it would seem. Frustrated by his dull normalcy and intrigued by the notion of the “dual nature of man”, Jekyll secretly creates a formula to unleash his hidden, bestial nature. Edward Hyde is born! The brutish, magnetic Hyde indulges in drink and debauchery while Jekyll's life of propriety continues – until Hyde's passions begin to turn up a body count.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
It is Victorian London, 1888. Dr Henry Jekyll, a brilliant and respected scientist - shy and unassuming - is content with his reputation as a moral, upright citizen. Or so it would seem. Frustrated by his dull normalcy and intrigued by the notion of the a?oedual nature of mana??, Jekyll secretly creates a formula to unleash his hidden, bestial nature. Edward Hyde is born! The brutish, magnetic Hyde indulges in drink and debauchery while Jekyll's life of propriety continues a?" until Hyde's passions begin to turn up a body count.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Festival season is fast-approaching, and what better way to kick it off than with our one-of-a-kind, adults-only event: The Dad's Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival! Why should kids have all the fun? Our festival is for every adult who ever said, 'Sure, the drinks, food, and rides at this carnival are great -- if only it made me laugh more!'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
South Camden Theatre Company and the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ, along with our Artistic Director, Raymond Croce, are proud to announce the planned opening of the first show of South Camden Theatre Company's 15th Season. This season is aptly named a?oeA Season Of Celebration! 15 Years of professional theatre and 10 years at the Waterfront South Theatre a?" Camden's first theatre built in more than 100 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Crimes, Camera, Action will premiere and embark on UK Tour!
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 21, 2020
This year's edition of PROTOTYPE, which refers to itself as 'Opera-Theatre-Now,' has come and gone. You never know what to expect, for better or for worse: Try guessing what's going to be 'the next big thing' at your own peril, even if it has played somewhere else first, for they things might not be what you expected at all.
by Drew Eberhard - Jan 20, 2020
The time is 1946, the place a showroom in a modest funeral home. Let me reitterate; the time is 1946, a time where Racism is alive and well. 2 actresses take the stage and for the next 95 uninterrupted minutes we are strapped in for a ride unlike any other through faith, Gospel, love, family, and coming to grips with who you are, 1946 feels a lot like today in a show so resonating and moving if you blinked you'd miss everything. A modest funeral home amongst the casket sits an upright piano, a guitar case, an amplifier, a podium adorned with sheet music and numerous suitcases with clothes strewn about. This sets the scene for the pivotal and moving story laid before us. Eric Davis Artistic Director of freeFall in his opening curtain speech informed the audience that an immediate replacement was needed for the role of Rosetta Tharpe and within 4 rehearsals the replacement took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd on opening night. Now in times like these you sit and wonder about the forthcoming endeavor, but all worry subsided when the ladies playing Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight graced us with their presence and incapsulating beautiful vocals that rendered the room speechless with every note.
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 Cindy Sibilsky - Jan 20, 2020
Mid-January in New York City does not appear to be a particularly romantic or momentous time of year for The Big Apple. The Christmas decorations have come down (most of them at least) and the holiday revelers and hoards of tourists have retreated, getting on with their own lives for the start of a new year -- and in this case, a new decade -- during a very tumultuous time where everything matters and nothing, especially in the arts, feels arbitrary.
by Ashley Elliott - Jan 2, 2020
NARNIA, an immersive walkthrough experience, proves that Serenbe Playhouse is doing something special and has a firm grasp on how to put on a unique show, even to an audience that has seen other adaptations.
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2020
The stars of a?oeZoey's Extraordinary Playlista?? share what they love to watch to unwind, including a?oeThe Devil Wears Pradaa?? and more, for TODAY's a?oeWhat I Watcha?? series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Three intense and deeply immersive experiences in pitch darkness are waiting for you: Séance, Flight and Coma. Step inside, put on the headphones and soon the lights will go out.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2019/20 Season with Stick Fly, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by WT Resident Director Ron OJ Parson. Stick Fly runs February 5, 2020 a?" March 15, 2020 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Doctor Who, Bergerac) will direct a new stage production of Robin Hawdon's suspense-filled thriller Revenge. The play opens at Greenwich Theatre, London, on 6th February before touring the UK. There will be a national press night on Thursday 6th February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Get a first look at American TV regular and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits on his return to London's The Crazy Coqs for a star-studded, week-long residency, of his critically acclaimed, jaw-dropping, completely improvised solo evening of music and comedy, 'Off The Top.' Ruth Bratt of Showstopper The Improvised Musical was his first guest star.
by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 13, 2020
All in all Annie is fairly good musical full of surprises, not to mention its humane approach to life: Magical things can happen to us, but if the little details you've longed for so long don't match, it's more than okay to feel sad, though it might feel wrong in the first hand. In the end, tomorrow's only a day away anyways. I love you, tomorrow... And I love you, Vaskivuori!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Wonderspaces, an experiential, interactive arts venue, announces the grand opening of its largest location to date, right here in Philadelphia at the Fashion District. Building on the success of annual pop-up shows in San Diego, and its first permanent location in Scottsdale, AZ, Wonderspaces will open a 24,000 square foot new gallery space in late-January.
by Alric Davis - Jan 13, 2020
a?oeDolly will never go away again!a?? But that's just it. Dolly has never gone anywhere. So long as there are humans on earth, Hello, Dolly! will continue to live. Somewhere, somehow, the show will always be produced, the songs always sung, the characters always riffed off of. It has left an impact that would be immeasurable. The late Jerry Herman's infectious melodies are so intertwined within the fabric of America that its title song helped Lyndon Johnson become President in 1964. This show is not to be missed!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Off-Broadway's Good Morning New York opened Saturday night at the Players Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts is excited to announce its 2020-21 Theatre + Dance academic season. An exact schedule of performances will be released in August 2020.
by Andrea Stephenson - Jan 11, 2020
by Ella Embry - Jan 11, 2020
The Shakespeare Tavern is greeting 2020 with the perfect play for a new decade of doubled-up dates: Twelfth Night. With an unforgettable sword fight, an unwittingly hilarious antagonist, and undeniably magical music, this doubly troublesome show is a delight.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
New York-based producers Jason Jude Hill and Daniel Sears of Grumpy Entertainment are thrilled to announce a new production they are bringing to The Green Room 42: Vodka Stinger and The Martha Rayes: THE BITCH IS BACK!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Winter has officially taken over New York City, but families can find joy and adventure with young Widget and Twig on their first snow day with Yeti, Set, Snow! - an original story and marionette production produced by the City Parks Foundation - at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Running now through February 23, 2020, Yeti, Set, Snow! is perfect for families with young children ages 3-8. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti and pet cat, Tinsel Kitty, on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountaintop nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun, but also learns the value of friendship.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Consequence Podcast Network is kicking off 2020 with the release of their latest episode of This Must Be The Gig featuring the incomparable Alicia Keys. The 15-time GRAMMY Award winning music icon spoke with host Lior Phillips about her upcoming year. She's releasing her seventh studio album, ALICIA, her first album in four years; her book More Myself is due in a few months; and she'll be hosting the GRAMMY Awards for the second consecutive year. 
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 1, 2020
Now that the ball has dropped, the confetti has been cannoned, 'Auld Lang Syne' has been sung (although no one actually knows the words), and the calendar has flipped, we thought that this would be an appropriate time to look back at the recently elapsed decade with a bit of hindsight to see what we - as a theatre community - can learn and take into 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2019
Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the loss of composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, who passed away on December 26, 2019 at age 88. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Tuesday, January 7th at exactly 6:45pm.  
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 23, 2019
A couple weeks ago, Carrie Fisher shut off the lights at a Rise of Skywalker press conference. Someone asked about how Princess Leia would be integrated into the new movie, and JJ Abrams said something about loving Carrie Fisher and something else about lights, and then there were no more lights. It was a spectral technical malfunction, a prank from beyond the grave, something wholly natural in its unnaturalness. Carrie Fisher, who died three years ago on Friday, was indisputably in the room.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
In an effort to ensure that family friendly arts programming is accessible to all, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre will be hosting special showings of Yeti, Set, Snow! for children and adults with disabilities.