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Michael Chernus, Krysta Rodriguez and More to Star in Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season; Princess Diana Musical Joins Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced initial casting for the first mainstage and first musical workshop productions of the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Celebrate JUNETEENTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on Monday, June 19 at noon on the Courtyard Stage. The event is free, though donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Goes Behind-the-Scenes Look in New Series FIRST LADIES REVEALED
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Smithsonian Channel's new series, FIRST LADIES REVEALED, examines some of the most prominent and remarkable women – trailblazers, style icons, diplomats, war heroes, and global superstars. (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE: THE MUSICAL Opens Friday at Buck Creek Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Experience the Buck Creek Players Collection of Favorites as we close our 43rd season of quality theater with the thrilling new musical, BONNIE & CLYDE. Opening on Friday, June 9th, and continuing for three weekends through Sunday, June 25th, curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. (more...)

54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

This July, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running through August 13, 2017. (more...)

Beer Institute Releases Top Ten Facts About July 4th, America's Founders, And Beer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Tuesday marks the Fourth of July, a quintessentially American holiday when friends, neighbors, and family will celebrate the birth of our nation. To mark the United States' 241st birthday, the Beer Institutea national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing brewers of all sizes, as well as beer importers and industry suppliershas announced its annual "Top Ten Facts about July 4th, America's founders, and beer." (more...)

FPCT Announces 2017-2018 Season: Unfinished Business
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

The past is an inviting but dangerous place. When we are haunted by the ghosts of our past, we attribute their torment to the deeds they've left undone. Benevolent or otherwise, these spirits employ the living to serve in their endeavor for rest... or unrest. (more...)

Richard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Cover Reveal! DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 29, 2017

The cover has been revealed for DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland, an alternative-history adventure full of undead Confederate and Union soldiers reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  (more...)

New Documentary THE PULITZER AT 100 Opens 8/11 in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Pulitzer at 100 celebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The totality of the Pulitzers has had an immeasurable impact on the American sensibility and beyond over the past 100 years. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the twenty-one categories and how the award has the power to change lives and communities. The diverse stories explored in the film relate to immigration, race, gender, and above all freedom of speech - all issues that are ever more relevant in America today.   (more...)

VIDEO: Swoon with Romantic Highlights from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running now through August 13, 2017 with a press opening tomorrow, June 28, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

John Butler Trio's Ride Festival Pre-Party Slated for Fox Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The JOHN BUTLER TRIO: RIDE FESTIVAL PRE-PARTY will take place at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Comes to Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running June 21 through August 13, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Playwrights Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Ayad Akhtar and More Featured in New Documentary PULITZER AT 100
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

First Run Features has announced the theatrical premiere of The Pulitzer at 100, the latest documentary by Oscar and Emmy-winning director Kirk Simon. The film opens at the prestigious Lincoln Plaza Cinema on July 21, with other cities to follow. (more...)

3 Roads Provides Distribution of TV Series, Films and Documentaries to Amazon Prime
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

3 Roads Communications has opened up distribution of content such as television and web series, documentaries, original films and other video products created by content creators to Amazon Prime. (more...)

BAM Releases Extensive Historical Online Database of Archive Materials
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Fans can now explore he history of the Brooklyn Academy of Music through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive, which became publicly available online this week. (more...)


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Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017. (more...)

Permoveo Productions presents the World Premiere of THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. The production is co-composed and directed by Keaton Wooden, co-composed by Joe Stevens, written by Jay Paul Deratany and is music directed by Jon Schneidman. (more...)

Manchester International Festival 2017 Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Manchester International Festival opens at 6.30pm on Thursday 29 June with What is the City but the People? a large-scale public celebration of Manchester that sees local people walking a specially created runway in Piccadilly Gardens for audiences of thousands both live and online; followed by Manchester music legends New Order performing at Old Granada Studios in a spectacular immersive environment designed by leading artist Liam Gillick. (more...)

Destination America Premieres Season 2 of Hit Series GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Groff, Hartley and Saint return for season 2 to follow new leads and attempt to solve the mystery once and for all, with eight all-new episodes of GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN premiering on Monday, July 10 at 10/9c on Destination America. (more...)

THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Starring Dani Shay, to Premiere at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. (more...)

'Sweet as Broken Dates' Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa to Be Released 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, Somalia's authoritarian ruler Siad Barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. (more...)

The Curse Returns: GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN Is Back for a Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In the first season of GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, a surge of 911 calls reporting what appeared to be supernatural activity in Shepherdstown, W.V., inspired Police Chief Michael King to enlist the help of paranormal investigators to figure out why the town had become such a hotbed for hauntings. Nick Groff, Bill Hartley, and Elizabeth Saint, with the help of local historian Dana Mitchell and psychic medium Lorie Johnson, uncovered clues linking the rash of mysterious incidents to Shepherdstown's historic waterways and a woman murdered on accusations of witchcraft in the town's early history. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. "In Honor of Service - An Americana Concert" is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. (more...)

Civil War Drama, THE WHIPPING MAN, to open Players Summer Season on June 21st
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2017

It is April, 1865 and The Civil War is drawing to a close. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to his home in Richmond only to find it in ruins. The house has been abandoned by everyone except Simon and John, two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. As the three men reunite, they uncover deep-buried secrets... ties that bind them together and that, ultimately, could cost each man his freedom. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Announces Season 2017-2018: Generations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce four dynamic plays in the lineup for its 2017-2018 Season: Generations. Town Hall's Season opens with the musical The Song of the Nightingale by local playwright/composer Min Kahng; continues with the local premiere of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, followed by Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy Woman in Mind; and closes with Kate Hamill's sparkling new adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Subscription package sales are now available. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre presents CIVIL WAR VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present Civil War Voices weekends July 14-30, 2017. (more...)

The 7th Annual Elly Awards to Honor Carolyn B. Maloney, Daryl Roth, and Mariska Hargitay
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Women's Forum of New York will present The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women's Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (more...)

Caffe Lena to Welcome Mary Fahl and Cellist Monique Citro
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based Folk-Chamber Pop group October Project. (more...)

Full Programme Announced for Manchester International Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Manchester International Festival has announced its full 2017 programme. (more...)

Photo Flash: Red, White and Broadway Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

75470Dream Theater Productions kicked off the Fourth of July weekend to a sold out audience! Red, White and Broadway celebrated the birth of our nation with selections from Assassins, Rags, Hair, George M, The Civil War, Ragtime and many others.  (more...)

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain 'Loverly'
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2017

I recall with reverence the illustrated cover of the original cast album of MY FAIR LADY by the acclaimed caricaturist, the late Al Hirschfeld (who has a Broadway theater named in his honor). It featured the author of 'Pygmalion' which MY FAIR LADY is based on, George Bernard Shaw, overlooking a cloud in heaven with puppet strings holding up the two lead characters in the show, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, It's a true classic. So was the original cast which opened on Broadway in 1956 and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison and later became a smash movie with Harrison and Audrey Hepburn in 1964. I recall having a reserved seat ticket for the film. (more...)

BWW Review: Ryan Bowie Brings Back His Amazing HEDWIG To The Roxy
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 5, 2017

Ryan Bowie revives his amazing performance as the 'international song stylist' Hedwig Schmidt in the latest incarnation of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, now onstage at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre through July 15. No matter if you saw him in 2014 during the show's initial run at theotherspace at The Roxy, you simply must make every effort to catch this vibrantly restaged version of the show that is unlike any other you're likely to see on any stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mr. Finn's Cabaret Celebrates July 4th With David Lutken & Friends
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 5, 2017

David Lutken brought his friends to William Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Co. and they are giving the BSC audience a treasure trove of American Folk Music for July 3rd & 4th. (more...)

A Musical History Lesson: America 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Happy 241st birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking. (more...)

Scrimmage Art Exhibition Opens in Conjunction with HOF Enshrinement Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Scrimmage: Football in American Art from The Civil War to Present is the first comprehensive assembly of work by prominent American artists focusing on football. This exciting new exhibition is on view August 1 – October 29, 2017 with a special public reception on August 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Canton Museum of Art. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE's Melissa Gilbert to Lead IF ONLY World Premiere at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

the american vicarious will present the world premiere of Thomas Klingenstein's If Only. Christopher McElroen will direct a cast that features Melissa Gilbert, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Richmond Hoxie, and Korinne Tetlow. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces Concert Presentation of Frank Wildhorn's New Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

A concert presentation of music from Frank Wildhorn's new musical, The Song of Bernadette, will be part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's 23rd season of professional theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31, at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: CIVIL WAR VOICES at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Jul 23, 2017

As the story goes, James R. Harris discovered a diary that was kept by his great-great uncle, Joe Harris, during The Civil War. The diary serves as the cornerstone of storytelling in James Harris' musical, CIVIL WAR VOICES, currently playing at Gettysburg Community Theatre. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Destination America Investigates HAUNTED TOWNS in All-New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The eight-episode first season of HAUNTED TOWNS premieres Tuesday, August 15 at 10/9c on Destination America. (more...)

American Theater Company to Workshop 12 New Projects This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) program, a series of week-long residencies for artists of all disciplines, continues its second year with 25 artists workshopping 12 new projects throughout Season 33. (more...)

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