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by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's new home for close-up magic, brings magic, mystery and the macabre to the stage this Halloween season with a variety of performances to satisfy all cravings. Hosted by Ed Furman, The Halloween Show will feature magic by Sean Masterson and David Parr. In addition to the table and stage magic that evening, Parr will bring the spirits of the season to the 654 Club with an old-fashioned, Victorian-era seance. Seating to this exclusive bonus experience is limited and can be secured by purchasing an upgraded ticket to The Halloween Show. A special, child-friendly, Halloween-themed Family Show with costumes and trick-or-treating will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 28 at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a special meet-and-greet with the cast of THE GREAT GATSBY at The American Hotel on Wednesday, November 7. From 6 pm - 7 pm mingle with the cast while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, taking guests back to the jazz age days of the Roaring 20s, the time when THE GREAT GATSBY takes place. Enjoy all from 6 pm - 7 pm for just $25. Or, for just $75, guests may attend both the cocktail party as well as a seated dinner following. To reserve, either $25 for the cocktail hour or $75 for the dinner AND cocktail hour, please call The American Hotel at 631-725-3535. Tax and gratuities are not included.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
NASHVILLE STORY GARDEN, a producer of performing arts content and an incubator for original theatre, film and new media projects will be presenting the first OZ ARTISTS' LOUNGE of the season. OZ ARTS NASHVILLE supports the creation, development and presentation of significant performing and visual art works by leading artists whose contribution influences the advancement of their field.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's new home for close-up magic, is proud to present Spotlight: Women in Magic, featuring some of the world's best professional magicians - who all happen to be women. Hosted by The Incredible Jan Rose, Spotlight: Women in Magic will feature magic by Lucy Darling (aka Carisa Hendrix) and close-up magician extraordinaire, Alba, with headliner (and first-time guest) Jade, the first woman to win the Gold Medal of Magic from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Spotlight: Women in Magic will be presented as part of Chicago Magic Lounge's The Signature Show, for five performances, November 29 - December 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
"The Cocktail Cabaret" will resume performances at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced famed stage and screen actor, Paxton Whitehead, will join the cast of 'How the Other Half Loves' by Alan Ayckbourn, running in the Historic Arcade Theatre January 9-31, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Las Vegas tourists and locals will be immersed in classic vintage Vegas with the debut of The Cocktail Cabaret, a new live musical show opening on Thurs., Nov. 30 at the famed Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Las Vegas tourists and locals will be immersed in classic vintage Vegas with the debut of The Cocktail Cabaret, a new live musical show opening on Thurs., Nov. 30 at the famed Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace.
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Kim Rubinstein, as part of the 2018 Wagner New Play Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater productions, announces today that it will exclusively stream ANN, the critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, starting Thursday, June 14, 2018.
by Sam Abney - May 21, 2018
The Washington Chorus sure knows how to throw a party. Capping off their 2017-18 season, the organization's recent West Side Story Ball allowed the organization to showcase their strong vocalists while celebrating famed composer Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. A festive evening such as this also underscored the importance of choral performances in classical spaces like churches: it makes the performance ten times better.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
Real life sweethearts, KEIR DULLEA (2001: A Space Odyssey) and MIA DILLON (TONY award nominee, Crimes of the Heart) bring A. R. Gurney's Love Letters to life in this one of a kind performance. As 'Melissa' and 'Andy,' these two stunning artists bring complexity and humanity to Gurney's timeless play about love, friendship, loss, challenges and the art of letter writing. Underscoring their love for New York's theatre scene, Ms. Dillon and Mr. Dullea share this production as a benefit for the award winning Articulate Theatre Company.
by Marina Kennedy - May 12, 2018
Dan's Taste of Summer returns Memorial Day Weekend with Rose Soiree, the first of five can't-miss East End culinary events that will offer Hampton foodies unforgettable evenings dining under the stars throughout the summer months.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Kim Rubinstein, as part of the 2018 Wagner New Play Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
The Omaha Community Playhouse is holding its annual fundraiser, Celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6-9 p.m. at OCP. The event, which salutes the closing musical of OCP's 2017-2018 season - Singin' In The Rain - will benefit the productions and programming of the Omaha Community Playhouse. The event will honor the legacy of generous, longtime participants and supporters of OCP, Ed and Dee Owen. Honorary chairs are the Owen family.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
The original producers of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, Broadway's longest running musical revue, announced today that the show will return to New York this summer following a limited engagement at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Preview performances will begin at New York's Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) on July 6 and opening night is set for July 22. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 12 through telecharge.com and the box office will open on June 25. Casting is to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2018
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the 14th Street Y hosted its 2018 PURIM Gala at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, NYC, raising more than $355,00. Proceeds from the Gala help to advance the 14th Street Y's mission as a hub of creativity, community programming, and Jewish culture in downtown Manhattan, providing scholarships, developing enrichment programs, and enhancing the lives of more than 26,000 people who walk through the doors each year.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 26, 2018
There is much to enjoy in Coyote Stageworks' production of THE COCKTAIL HOUR, by A.R. Gurney: the script is funny, the directing is top-notch, and there is a great deal of excellent acting. Unfortunately, one actor was sick at the performance I attended, resulting in problems for the show that night.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the 14th Street Y hosted its 2018 PURIM Gala at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, NYC, raising more than $355,00. Proceeds from the Gala help to advance the 14th Street Y's mission as a hub of creativity, community programming, and Jewish culture in downtown Manhattan, providing scholarships, developing enrichment programs, and enhancing the lives of more than 26,000 people who walk through the doors each year.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man - with a lot of loose ends. So begins this wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, author of the Ross Valley Players hit The Clean House. A work about how we memorialize the dead - and how that remembering changes us - it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
On Monday, February 26, artists and supporters of Florida Studio Theatre flocked to the theater for its annual fundraiser, Shakespeare's Shindig: A Modern Day Renaissance. With a nod to history's greatest playwright, this year's Shakespearean-themed event celebrated the resurgence of theatre in today's society, with more people attending theatre today than at any point in modern day history. Long-time FST supporter Marie G. Kropp chaired the event, and Gulf Coast Community Foundation supported the Shindig as its lead sponsor. With live, exclusive entertainment, the presentation of the distinguished Spelman Award, a plated dinner, and merriment abounding, Shakespeare's Shindig was a not-to-be-missed event for many of the greatest patrons of the arts and contemporary theatre in Sarasota.
by David Green - Mar 1, 2018
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley- based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company will conclude its 2018 theatrical season with a production of "The Cocktail Hour," a straight-up comedy about a family on the rocks. The play will star Lee Bryant, Jeffrey Jones, Chuck Yates, and Yo Younger, and will be directed by David Youse. "The Cocktail Hour" is a witty and perceptive play by A.R. Gurney that tells the story of a playwright who returns to his family home in 1970's upstate New York, bringing with him a new play, which he has written about his family. He wants to obtain their permission to proceed with production, but his very proper and wealthy parents are cautious and his sister is upset about how minor her role is in the play.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
"The Cocktail Cabaret" on the Las Vegas Strip at the famed Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace returns with its original cast, a new summer schedule and a new show time at 6 p.m. with performances Wednesday through Saturday.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018
A group of Caesars Palace executives and the producers and cast of the hit show, "The Cocktail Cabaret" celebrated 100 shows with a packed and enthusiastic audience at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace on Friday, June 29.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Sylvia, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney. Starring Playhouse favorite Jennifer Cody, Michele Pawk, John Dossett, and Stephen Derosa, and directed by Matt Lenz, Sylvia runs June 26-July 7, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Real life sweethearts, KEIR DULLEA (2001: A Space Odyssey) and MIA DILLON (TONY award nominee, Crimes of the Heart) bring A. R. Gurney's Love Letters to life in this one of a kind performance. As 'Melissa' and 'Andy,' these two stunning artists bring complexity and humanity to Gurney's timeless play about love, friendship, loss, challenges and the art of letter writing. Underscoring their love for New York's theatre scene, Ms. Dillon and Mr. Dullea share this production as a benefit for the award winning Articulate Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Longtime favorite Broadway stage veteran, Brent Barrett, currently on the national tour of "Chicago" as the razzling-dazzling Billy Flynn, will wow audiences as a special guest emcee in "The Cocktail Cabaret" at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace from June 13 through16, at 6 p.m. nightly.  Lovely singer Heidi Webster of the dynamic diva vocal group Lady Luck and "Showstoppers" will step in for Maren Wade.
by Debbie Hall - Jun 11, 2018
Broadway star Brent Barrett will wow audiences as a special guest emcee in "The Cocktail Cabaret" on Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace June 13-16.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
The dreary weather was uncharacteristic for a Saturday in May, but that didn't stop guests of the 19th Annual Mayor's Charity Ball from having a lavish night out at the West Hartford Town Hall and under the Grande Tent!  
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 2, 2018
The Halyard at Sound View Greenport, 58775 Country Rd 48, Greenport, NY 11944 Dan's Chefs of the North Fork will make its debut at The Halyard at Sound View Greenport on Saturday, July 7th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced famed stage and screen actor, Paxton Whitehead, will join the cast of 'How the Other Half Loves' by Alan Ayckbourn, running in the Historic Arcade Theatre January 9-31, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018
Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with Alan Ayckbourn's farce about matrimonial discord, How the Other Half Loves, featuring Tony Award nominee and Broadway and screen veteran, Paxton Whitehead.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018
The Art of Elysium kicked off Golden Globes weekend by holding their 11th Annual Black Tie celebration, HEAVEN, on Saturday, January 6th at The Historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
The Old Globe's 2017 2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team of a top-notch revival of Oscar Wilde's endlessly entertaining comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Maria Aitken will direct the Globe's handsome production of this timeless world classic an unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls the most perfect comedy in the English language. The Importance of Being Earnest will run January 27 March 4, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale now to the general public. Previews run January 27 31. Opening night is Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Kim Rubenstein.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
Florida Repertory Theatre extends Alan Ayckbourn's farce about matrimonial discord, How the Other Half Loves, starring Tony Award nominee and Broadway and screen veteran, Paxton Whitehead through February 3, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that A.R. Gurney's play Later Life would star Liam Craig, Barbara Garrick, Laurence Lau, and Jodie Markell, directed by Mr. Silverstein.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
Maria Aitken will direct the Globe's handsome production of this timeless world classic-an unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls 'the most perfect comedy in the English language.' The Importance of Being Earnest will run January 27 - March 4, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale now to the general public. Previews run January 27-31. Opening night is Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018
On the occasion of what would mark the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, Academy Award-winning actress and super-philanthropist Charlize Theron and House of Mandela Family Foundation Co-Founder Kweku Mandela will kick off a series of events in a yearlong celebration in his honor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara will star in Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala performance of A. R. Gurney's play, 'Love Letters,' on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The one-night-only, $250 per ticket fundraising event will honor the memory of playwright A. R. 'Pete' Gurney, who was a consistent contributor to the Playhouse stage, with 21 works produced there from 1980 through 2016. Gurney died last June at age 86.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
Once upon a time in 1955, a magical kingdom was built on the founding principles of dreams, American idealism, and our wildest hopes. Eight years later, a quintessential American family reeling from the loss of their King embarks on a quest for restoration and deliverance in this kingdom. 50 years later, their expedition is brought to dazzling life in an effort to understand one's place in family, the American way, and whether happiness is truly a place where dreams come true.
by Debbie Hall - Dec 7, 2017
In theater cities such as New York City, many people begin the evening at a cabaret in an intimate venue before going to a show and dinner. The Cocktail Cabaret, a new live musical revue, is now part of the entertainment scene of Las Vegas. The revue will be performed at the iconic Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace. Las Vegas tourists and locals will be immersed in a new Vintage Vegas revue featuring modern standards and original music.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 29, 2018
Known to generations of theatre aficionados, film enthusiasts and television devotees, Bruce Davison will be appearing at The Pasadena Playhouse beginning September 5, 2018 in playwright Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS. Directed by Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, this surprisingly topical tale of neighbors fighting over their shared fence features Frances Fisher as Virginia Butley (wife to Bruce's Frank Butley), with Christian Barillas and Jessica Meraz as Pablo and Tania Del Valle, the newbie couple on the block.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
In the Huntington Theatre Company's revival of Charles Marowitz's mystery play Sherlock's Last Case, alliances are tested, rivalries are raised from the dead, and long-simmering grudges play out in deadly ways. The beloved Sherlock Holmes, his aide de camp Dr. John Watson, and their put-upon landlady Mrs. Hudson - along with the iconic Baker Street flat - come to the Huntington Avenue Theatre Sep. 28 - Oct. 28, 2018, in a production directed by Maria Aitken.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018
After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical.