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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
To date, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA has enjoyed record-breaking attendance during its 2019 Winter, Spring and Summer seasons, thus the coming of Fall sets high expectations and comparable goals for Executive Producer Michael Sterling.    
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
To date, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA has enjoyed record-breaking attendance during its 2019 Winter, Spring and Summer seasons, thus the coming of Fall sets high expectations and comparable goals for Executive Producer Michael Sterling.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
East West Players, the nation's longest running theatre of color and largest producer of Asian American theatrical work, is proud to announce a series of special partnerships with Asian AF (the comedy variety show created by Upright Citizens Brigade Member Will Choi), and Crazy Talented Asians (the variety talent showcase created by Singer/Songwriter AJ Rafael) that will bring two multi-day events to the David Henry Hwang Theater in the Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 3, 2019
The Cast of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish may have been expelled from their Home in Anatevka but they were royally welcomed to Home (Plate) at Yankee Stadium yesterday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Clare Barron's ferocious, tender, and raucous comedy Dance Nation takes the stage at the Wilma Theater, October 22 through November 10, 2019.
by Naomi Serviss - Sep 27, 2019
Folds joins her free-styling idols in this high wire act of rap and improv that is the original hip-hop musical from back before Lin-Manuel Miranda opened a history book.
by Kristen Morale - Sep 24, 2019
Director Lauren Hlubny takes the idea of violence and molds it into something theatrically beautiful with her play Thoughts and Prayers, produced by Danse Theatre Surreality and now in performances at TADA! Youth Theatre.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Sep 23, 2019
Accurately reviewing Bianca del Rio's It's Jester Joke tour is perhaps one of the most challenging reports I've ever had to write. That's because so much of what I witnessed was quite frankly, and delightfully, unrepeatable. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by Charles Shubow - Sep 17, 2019
Maestra Marin Alsop shows support for her musicians by conducting a superb concernt on September 14, 2019 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Audiences will be given the chance to see how theatre is made at Marlowe ROAR next month (October).
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Reigning ACM “Artist of the Decade” Jason Aldean announced details today for his 2020 WE BACK TOUR launching Jan. 30 in Columbia, SC. Named after the new lead single from his upcoming ninth studio album, 9  (Macon Music/Broken Bow Records), which will be released Nov. 22, the 20-city trek will span across the US through March. For the first leg of the tour, the multi-Platinum entertainer has tapped direct support Morgan Wallen, Riley Green and Dee Jay Silver. Live Nation is the national tour promoter and Citi is the official presale credit card of the 2020 WE BACK TOUR and as such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets on Tuesday (9/17 at 12:00P local time) through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. General on-sale begins this Friday (9/20 at 10:00A local time) for select cities at www.jasonaldean.com, with additional ticket on-sale information continuing to rollout over the coming weeks.
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2019
As LES MISERABLES continues to tour in North America, audiences continue to enjoy this timeless musical. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, is one show that no one should miss. As the show continues its journey, BWW caught up with Jimmy Smagula who plays the comedic relief, Thenardier.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Atlantic Records is proud to announce the release of a?oe& JULIET (ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING),a?? the official companion to the hugely anticipated new West End musical featuring the music of legendary pop songwriter Max Martin. The eagerly awaited album is available now for pre-order HERE; all pre-orders will be joined by an instantly available pre-release download of a?oeRoar,a?? performed by Miriam-Teak Lee and streaming now HERE. a?oe& JULIET (ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING)a?? arrives November 20th at all DSPs and streaming services.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
Green Door Theatre Company in association with Bakehouse Theatre Company present the Australian Premiere of GOOD DOG By Arinzé Kene .
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
& Juliet officially opened at Manchester Opera House tonight (1 October 2019).
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 30, 2019
There's an unmistakeable sound of thunder emanating from the Ogunquit Playhouse these days, commencing with the rhythmic pounding of nearly two dozen pairs of feet, and ending in a crescendo of audience applause. It is not fulsome praise to give DirectorChoreographer Randy Skinner multiple huzzahs and many pats on the back for this fresh and exciting production of 42ND STREET the iconic show-biz musical about a small town girl who pursues her dream and takes Broadway by storm. From the grownups to the kids in the chorus, Tony Award-nominee Skinner seamlessly blends stage veterans and non-Equity performers into one sparkling, magical troupe that really knows how to put on a show.
by Charlotte Downes - Jun 26, 2019
Once again, West End Live drew huge crowds to Trafalgar Square at the weekend to enjoy free performances from London's biggest musicals. The stage was set up at the foot of Nelson's Column, with stands in front of the National Gallery and stalls all around the Square.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2019
Today's top stories: The Jimmy Awards are held today, and more!
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Jun 23, 2019
The roar of the audience's appreciation at the curtain call still rings loudly in my ear. Although I alternated between laughing and crying while watching the national tour of COME FROM AWAY at the Adrienne Arsht Center, what I remember feeling once the curtain came down was joy. I may have discovered for myself why this show is such a hit on Broadway and on tour because while it talks about a challenging time in our history, it also reminds us of how kind people were in the aftermath of 911. (Something that feels lacking in our current political climate.) It is easy to be kind to those you love, but the unquestionable kindness people can have for strangers - inspires. COME FROM AWAY is a story we need to keep telling. It's a story we should continue to tell to remind us that people can and should genuinely care for one another even and especially when they have nothing to gain. 
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2019
The company of King Kong is bringing the show's larger-than-life puppet to the stage eight times a week at the Broadway Theatre, including Jon Hoche, who voices the gorilla live each night for every roar, grunt, snort and growl. Fox 5 recently sat down with Hoche to get a peek behind the scenes and to chat all about what it's like bringing this icon to life. Check out the full video!
by Charlie Wilks - Jun 19, 2019
David Blaine is arguably the best magician currently living on this planet. But he isn't just a master of stagecraft; he is also an illusionist and stuntman. Rounding off his first-ever UK and Ireland tour, he performs to a packed out Eventim Apollo.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
This Christmas, Camden People's Theatre will host its first ever Christmas commission with Sh!t Actually (3 21 Dec), a playfully sideways look at Sh!t Theatre's guilty pleasure: the much-loved (and definitely problematic) festive favourite Love Actually. Co-commissioned with HOME Manchester, Sh!t Actually is a live action, two-woman reimagining of one of the most contentious Christmas films of all time. Fusing live songs with queer love stories in a version that gives women, and not just Emma Thompson, actual lines to ask if in 2019 we can still love it, actually. Alongside Sh!t Actually, Camden People's Theatre's alternative Christmas offering includes SheGoat's The Undefinable (10 21 Dec), exploring unconventional relationships and celebrating the unusual and underrepresented qualities of love.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
The Flea Theater is proud to announce the addition of six new Resident Directors to its intensive practicum for early-career directors. Rebecca Aparicio, Jake Beckhard, Daniella Caggiano, Lauren DeLeon, Will Steinberger, and Raz Golden will join the current group of Resident Directors. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 8, 2019
Remarkably, it's been 40 years since legendary rock band The Who performed at Wembley Stadium, back then sharing the stage with the likes of The Stranglers and ACDC. This weekend's return - featuring a line-up of four support acts - felt like something of a homecoming festival for the band, made all the more grandiose an occasion with the addition of an orchestra for the headliners' set. With the very recent loss of Pete Townshend's guitar technician Alan Rogan, it was also a chance to honour his long-term involvement with the band and to celebrate life.
by Charlie Wilks - Jul 6, 2019
Celine Dion is one of the most celebrated recording artists of all time. After finishing her triumphant run at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, she arrives in London to headline the Friday slot at British Summertime in Hyde Park. 70,000 adoring fans wait patiently to see their idol; there is a massive buzz in the air.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The Executive Director and Co-Founder of Girl Be Heard was recognized and written into New York City history for her tireless service developing, amplifying, and celebrating the voices of NYC youth via socially conscious theatre-making, locally and globally. Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo presented the proclamation at their stated meeting on July 23rd, 2019 at 1pm, at City Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Concertworks today announced that due to popular demand, a second Melbourne performance of the Australian concert production of Jekyll and Hyde will be performed on Saturday 26 October. Featuring two of Australia's most popular musical theatre performers, Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix, the second concert will go on sale to the public Monday 5 August at 10:00am.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Bring the family for a free, outdoor day of fun! People's United Bank presents Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This much loved annual event brings in more than 500 attendees each year and is a "thank you" to the community. This year's event will take place on Sunday, August 4. 
by Amanda Prahl - Jul 27, 2019
While The Lion King's updated soundtrack doesn't quite roar to life, it does manage to pull off most of the iconic music and take its place in the story's own circle of life.
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 22, 2019
This week's opera performances--Teatro Nuova's LA STRANIERA by Bellini and Mostly Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE--proved that opera can be considered alive and well (and living in New York), as long as those producing it believe in it and give us some voices worth hearing.
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
WarnerMedia has ordered 'Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,' a 10-episode, half-hour prequel to original 'Gremlins.'
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 17, 2019
Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Kevin Nelson, General Manager) announced today the complete cast and creative team for Magic Arts & Community's Premiere Tenderloin Community Performance of Barbara Hammond's Visible From Four States. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Casting has today been announced for Touching The Void. Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void will see original cast members Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee and Josh Williams return to the show, joined by Angus Yellowlees. The show will open in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre previewing from November 9th for a strictly limited season with an opening night of November 14th.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Disney's 'The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Toadies have enlisted Steve Albini to record their eighth studio album, the session scheduled for early 2020 in Chicago. Bassist Doni Blair refers to Albini as a “bucket list producer.” Guitarist Clark Vogeler adds “There are records in each of our collections that were recorded by him which mean the world to us.  The sound he brought to records likeThe Pixies' Surfer Rosa, and PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, capture the feeling of being in a room with a band while they play (quite loudly, it would appear).  A personal fave, Wedding Present'sSeamonsters saved me in a way that no other record has.  The emotion of the songs just pours out of the speakers.  His recordings of bands are honest; there's not much in the way of Pro Tools fixing (he records to tape) or studio trickery (no autotune in sight!).  It's mostly just a band in a room with microphones, playing the songs, and that appeals to us at this point.  We've always felt like we could deliver live, so why not record the band live?”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
By popular demand, seminal rock bands +LIVE+ andBUSH are adding fall dates to their acclaimed ALT-IMATE Tour, which Billboard raved about as a night when the two bands 'roar through the classics.' The high-powered co-headline run sees these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmarkalbums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip from Michael Luwoye's guest starring role on Disney Junior's 'The Lion Guard.' He voices the role of Askari, the original leader of the Lion Guard, who appears as a 'lion spirit' in the sky to offer Kion advice.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Grammy winning new-music choir, The Crossing, is featured on the New York Philharmonic's new recording of its world premiere performance of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth out digitally today, August 30, 2019, and in physical format on October 4, 2019 on Decca Gold, Universal Music Group's newly established US classical music label.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Gutted, an Irish black comedy by Whitstable-based playwright Sharon Byrne, directed by Chris White, will tour to 15 UK venues between Thursday 3 and Wednesday 30 October 2019. Set in a 1980's Dublin fish-factory, Gutted explores the lives of three women, played by Eleanor Byrne, Niamh Finlay and Sarah Hosford, with dark humour and tenderness. This tour of Gutted comes after a successful run at The Marlowe, Canterbury in 2017 and the Edinburgh Festival in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
The 2020 National Geographic Live season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will feature four speakers a?" including photographers, filmmakers and scientists a?" plus a special film and concert engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
The Bridge Initiative: Women+ in Theatre (TBI) announces its next production, ROAR! A Celebration, to be presented at Tempe Center for the Arts, Saturday, September 14th, 7:30 p.m. This one-night-only event offers original music, dance, spoken word, and testimony to what it means to be women and non-binary individuals in America today. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Southwest Indigenous Women's Coalition (www.swiwc.org) and TBI is also partnering with Arizona Jews for Justice to collect goods for asylum seekers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Juvenilia's Ubu Roar returns to the Modern Theatre for two weekends of raucous revelry and satire. This new translation of Alfred Jarry's play flirtatiously thumbs its nose in the face of yowling incompetence, greedy self-interest, and the immoral wielding of power. Ubu Roar is tons of fun and irreverent as anything recently tweeted.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Shrek the Musical is now open at 3-D Theatricals! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
The 101st Kritzerland show is also the ninth anniversary show!  Yes, it's Kritzerland's ninth anniversary and it's going to be a fun show, filled with classic songs from musical theatre and film, and, as always, some incredibly rare material you won't hear at any other shows.  Kritzerland did its very first show in September 2010 and the shows are still going strong. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Jaap van Zweden's World Premiere performances of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth will be released in digital formats on August 30, 2019, and in physical format on October 4, 2019, on Decca Gold, Universal Music Group's newly established US classical music label. It is now available for preorder at https://DeccaGold.lnk.to/Fireinmymouth. The release will mark Decca Gold's fifth New York Philharmonic album.
by Jini Rooney - Aug 14, 2019
Writers Peter McGann & John Morton have let loose The Roaring Banshees, part two of their Ripping Yarn Trilogy. The trilogy celebrates the centenary years of Ireland's independence. Part one: The Hellfire Squad successfully premiered in 2016 and told the tale of Micheal Collins' assassins. They are currently working on their final installment, The Folklore Commission. The Roaring Banshees are a fictionalised branch of Cumann na mBan, an Irish republican women's paramilitary organisation active during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War. Outlawed by the Irish Free State and sorely betrayed by both the Irish and English factions, the clan of 7 cross the pond and set up shop in Chicago.
by Barry Lenny - Aug 10, 2019
This was a memorable evening of Australian contemporary dance at its best.