The Lights

by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The Rubell Museum today announced that its new campus will open on December 4, 2019 with a museum-wide installation of works that chronicle key artists, moments, and movements in vital arts centers over the past 50 years, from the East Village to Beijing, Los Angeles to Leipzig, and São Paulo to Tokyo
by Juan Michael Porter II - Sep 30, 2019
Experimentation and zany movement were washed out by the paucity of interesting music during the second night of Battery Dance Festival.
by Roy Berko - Sep 29, 2019
We are in the midst of 'The Music Man' blizzard. In the last year, Porthouse Theatre and The Shaw Festival have done the show, and a Broadway production starring Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill, will begin performances on October 15, 2020. Two-time Tony Award-winning superstar, Sutton Foster, will co-star as Marian the librarian. The production will be directed by four-time Tony Award winner, Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle.
by Charlie Wilks - Sep 28, 2019
Following on from their phenomenal, Oliver-Award winning spectacle Blak Whyte Gray, which I saw last year, world-renowned dance company Boy Blue present their new show at Barbican Centre. The one-act piece is a massive triumph, again leaving me completely in awe of the company's work.
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 28, 2019
Hold the press for big NEWSIES at Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2019
Today's top stories: The Inheritance begins previews, Girl From the North Country has announced initial casting, and more!
by Tara Bennett - Sep 27, 2019
If audience appeal is any indication of a show's worth, WICKED casts a spell that has created a multimillion-dollar treasure to the musical theatre world. With memorable music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a heartwarming book by Winnie Holzman, the production is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. WICKED's current national tour will fly into the Saegner Theatre in New Orleans from Oct. 2-20, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Pink-spirited fun for the entire family is headed to Monmouth County where Pinkalicious visits the Axelrod Performing Arts Center October 13 at 2:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, lyricist and women's healthcare advocate Phyllis Newman, who passed away on September 15, 2019 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyric, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Friday, September 27 at exactly 7:45pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Sarah Ryan - Sep 26, 2019
Arthur Miller's modern classic A View from the Bridge is faithfully revived in this co-production between York Theatre Royal and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
This October, PBS KIDS invites families to celebrate the beginning of autumn with new episodes of their favorite shows, new games and a wide array of activities. Starting October 7, PBS KIDS will kick off a full week of brand-new episodes of MOLLY OF DENALI on PBS stations and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream. Viewers will join Molly, Trini and Tooey on adventures to see the Northern Lights, attend a totem pole raising in Sitka and more, while showcasing kindness through Alaska Native values like showing respect to others and sharing what you have. Additionally, PBS KIDS will premiere new episodes of ARTHUR. And beginning October 14, families will be able to watch returning Halloween favorites through the end of the month.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) welcomes back Squidsoup, the creators of the Museum's 2017 standout installation a?oeOcean of Light: Submergence.a?? SMoCA and Canal Convergence present an expanded installation by Squidsoup in two locations. a?oeMurmurationa?? is on view November 2019 a?" May 2020 at the Museum and a?oeStanding Wavea?? will be on display at the Scottsdale Waterfront throughout Canal Convergence from November 8 a?" 17 and will remain installed until January 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The Belgrade Theatre is set to host its first ever fully relaxed run of a production when multi-award-winning theatre company Zoo Co bring their new show Messy to Coventry this October.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 25, 2019
Hudson emerged from the darkness as himself with nary a trace of his Poe essence to be seen. Soon he opened the suitcase placed on the stage and as he shared how his adoration of Poe's work began, he transformed himself before our eyes into the Master of the Macabre in all his glory. And by the time Poe's signature long black coat graced his frame, the actor was no longer there and before us stood the physical essence of Edgar Allan Poe.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 25, 2019
The artistry of four remarkable women is showcased in Leslie Orofino's new cabaret show, SHINE!
by Maggie Yates - Oct 9, 2019
Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, currently on stage at the New Vic Theater, has been noted as a 'problematic' play due to a murky tone that's neither overtly comedic nor tragic. Director Jonathan Fox's production of this story of corruption and temptation is brazenly menacing, with a stylized Gotham City vibe that reads more like a cautionary parable than an exercise in realism. It's a complicated tale that, especially in a particularly sensitive culture, parades examples of that most glorious and horrific tradition of powerful men exploiting, humiliating, and silencing women.
by Craig Richardson - Oct 9, 2019
Located at 330 N. Broadway inside First United Methodist Church is the Forum Theatre Company. Under artistic director Kathryn Page Hauptman, her current production of Memphis The Musical is nothing short of being truly incredible earning her a firm reputation of being a convincing story telling director. Taking place in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1950's among a racially divided south, the show depicts exactly what the city is best known for: being the birthplace of rock n' roll. With a well-rounded, talented cast, stunning lightning and set design plus rocking choreography, this show will captivate you from start to finish drawing anyone in our own city looking for quality, music theatre entertainment next to Broadway. The show runs September 26 through October 13th under permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
by Student Blogger: Meghan Settle - Oct 8, 2019
Hi everyone! My name is Meghan, and I'm a Junior Lighting Design and Technology Emphasis at Oklahoma City University. At my college, we're given 2 to 3 production assignments a semester, and my first one for the semester is production electrician on the regional premiere of Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird. The show goes up near the end of this month, so I thought I would write about my process as master electrician for the show as it happens.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Ghostlight Ensemble announced the cast of its first endeavor of the 2019-2020 Season, a staged reading of The Thirteenth Chair, by Bayard Veiller.
by Kelsey Lawler - Oct 7, 2019
This Skylight production is certainly more stripped down, relying on simple orchestrations, bare-bones sets, and a small ensemble to achieve something great. A production like this allows the strongest bit of 'Oklahoma!' -- the music -- to shine.
by Sean Fallon - Oct 7, 2019
On Sunday, October 6, I had the pleasure of participating in SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HAUNTED CABARET at the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT.  I say, a?oeparticipating,a?? because this musical comedy with book by Phill Hill not only involves audience interaction, but goes one step further and lets the audience vote (by applause) to determine what happens, like a a?oechoose your own adventurea?? stage show.  Ricky Altamirano directs a spectacular cast of five that includes himself and showcases the strong talents of all five cast members in five well written and wonderfully performed roles.
by Vicki Trask - Oct 4, 2019
Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer living on the Upper East side of Manhattan. He has also turned his back on his Muslim heritage. When he and his wife host a dinner party for Amir's rising African-American colleague and her Jewish husband, the evening gives way to a searing debate about race, privilege, politics and identity, taken on from a variety of cultural perspectives.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will bring top entertainment to Sam's Town Live! in November, including Domination Comedians Unplugged, Round 10: Operation Knockout and The Donna Summer Experience featuring Rainere Martin. November entertainment will also feature a WWE Survivor Series Viewing Party in the Hawthorne Room as well as free live entertainment at Roxy's Lounge all month long.
by Kelle Long - Oct 4, 2019
When I told my friends that I was going to see Gavin Creel's show, guys and girls alike had the same response: a?oeHe is my ultimate Broadway boyfriend.a?? If you have the same affinity for the Tony Award winner, his solo concert is the night you've been dreaming of.
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 3, 2019
The 50th anniversary national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar has now officially begun at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre. The iconic rock opera has intoxicating energy, intense choreography, and killer vocals under the direction of Timothy Sheader. The expression, the emotion, and mainly the choreography takes center stage in this new tour.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 22, 2019
Roberto Villanueva founded BalaSole Dance Company nine years ago to combat the discrimination against 'atypical bodies' that one encounters in dance. Take Villanueva himself: a dazzling soloist with sparkling technique and facility that puts him in Sylvie Guillem's league, at 5 foot 2 inches, his atypical height all but barred him from working with major companies. His response to that exclusion was to create BalaSole, a showcase for talented, atypical dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
OFF the TOP! with JASON KRAVITS, the solo, completely improvised musical, flies home to Birdland Theater on December 8th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
On 21 October 1994, Frantic Assembly performed their first ever work a?" a production of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger performed by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett at the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea. To mark the anniversary of their first performance, the company today announced a new fundraising initiative and revealed further details of projects forming a year of activity to celebrate 25 years of Frantic Assembly.
by Vicki Trask - Oct 21, 2019
Iceland, the Governor-General Award-winning play by Nicolas Billon, presents three monologues to tell the same story of greed, desire, and need. First, we meet an escort trying to make a new life and send money back home to her family. Then, a business man who believes that everything and everyone can bought. And finally, a devoutly religious woman whose intentions were more honorable than her actions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Brush up your Shakespeare. Santa Monica Playhouse's bawdy musical comedy tribute to the rogues and wenches of the Bard, Love in Bloom, celebrates its 10th anniversary to insure that all's well that ends as you like it. Magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance and humor abound in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek evening of theatre opening Saturday, October 26th
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 21, 2019
Flawlessly adept soprano Jen Fellman celebrated the release of her cd FORBIDDEN DRIVE with two sold-out shows at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
The Story of Nell Gwynn - pioneer of women in theatre - comes to The Pavilion Stage from 15 Nov.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Newark Thrives!, in partnership with the City of Newark, Newark Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement and Office of Expanded Learning Time, Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER), and Out-of-School Time (OST) program providers, will be hosting a?oeCitywide Lights On! Afterschool-Newarka?? on Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 ama?"3:00 pm at Speedway Academies, 701 S. Orange Ave, Newark, New Jersey.
by Rose Marija - Oct 18, 2019
On opening night, October 15, Kyle Abraham, Artistic Director, presented six works, including, for one night only, Ash, a solo for American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina, Misty Copeland. Ash was saved for last on the program. The anticipation was palpable, but the entire performance was riveting. Abraham has earned numerous awards and honors for his choreography, and his work has been presented throughout the United States and abroad.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a brand new season of shows, taking audiences into the autumn of 2020 with a variety of hit musicals, classic dramas, one night concerts, opera, dance and comedy.
by Review Roundups - Oct 17, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar officially launched the 50th anniversary tour at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on October 8th before visiting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 17, 2019
As the lights came up in Nashville Children's Theatre's Ann Stahlman Hill Theatre at the conclusion of Return to Sender a?" the world premiere production of Marisela Trevino Orta's adaptation of Julia Alvarez's novel of the same name, now onstage at NCT through October 27 a?" the familiar a?oedinga?? of an alert emanated from my iPhone: A judge had ruled against a Trump administration initiative to refuse entry to immigrants who might find themselves dependent upon public assistance while they pursue their own version of the American dream.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The newest Haunted House attraction in Littleton, Colorado is now open for the Halloween season through November 2 at 8154 S. Kipling Parkway, Littleton, CO 80127. The Ritual is open Sunday through Thursday from 7 PM to 10 PM, plus Friday and Saturday from 7 PM to 12:00 AM.
by Albert Gutierrez - Oct 15, 2019
Picture it, April 2018.  Encore Performing Arts has commandeered the stage at The Abbey, a swanky downtown Orlando lounge theatre, to convert it into their spring production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.  My friends and I meet up for the Bee, a nice way to finish off a birthday weekend that - for myself at least - began ten hours earlier, 14,000 feet in the air.
by Mari Donnelly - Oct 15, 2019
Las Vegas Neon Museum welcomes 'frightmaster auteur' Tim Burton and his phantasmagorical, wide-eyed-sans-irides, zany creations, now on display amidst retired casino marquees, in an over-the-top exhibition, 'Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum,' generously funded in part by the Engelstad Foundation through February 15, 2020.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 15, 2019
Justin Sayre's camp-horror-soap-opera, twelve-episode serial RAVENSWOOD MANOR will take the Celebration Theatre stage beginning October 17, 2019 for a six-week run. Novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host Justin took some time to answer a few of my questioning queries on his various functions as novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host.
by Alric Davis - Oct 15, 2019
Theatre Under The Stars' Spring Awakening does more than entertain its audiences. It enlivens the fifty first season of the massive theatre known for their proclivity for golden age musicals and traditional fare and re-introduces to Houston audiences a production that highlights still-relevant subjects such as child abuse, teen suicide, sex education, gender politics, abortion and more.
by Ashley Elliott - Oct 13, 2019
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS is Art with a capital A and is probably suited best for an theatre-goers who are open to a more experimental theatre experience.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Tony winning singer and actress Diahann Carroll has died Friday at the age of 84.The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, pioneer, and Tony Award winner Diahann Carroll, who passed away on October 4, 2019 at age 84. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Hudson, Marquis, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, October 16th at exactly 7:45pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
This October NYC based theater company Hit The Lights! Theater Co. collaborates with the New York Botanical Garden on their annual halloween themed Spooky Pumpkin Nights.
by Anne Simendinger - Oct 1, 2019
I'll be the first to admit that when I read the show blurb for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 'Alias Grace,' I was a little anxious and hesitant about seeing it. I knew the talent would be through the roof, and the production quality would be extraordinary, as always, but it was the subject matter that I feared. I am an absolute wimp when it comes to thrillers and murder mysteries. Yet, I spent the entire play on the edge of my seat, thoroughly enjoying myself and mourning the end when the lights came up.