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by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Tony nominees will meet the press, Laura Benanti, Joel Grey, and more will honor Sheldon Harnick at NYGASP Gala, and more!
by Macon Prickett - May 2, 2018
Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer, Joel Grey, has been named to a star-studded advisory board to nominate the recipient of the Gold Coast International Film Festival's second annual Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award. Regina Gil, founder and executive director of the Gold Coast Arts Center] and its Gold Coast International Film Festival, announced Grey's appointment to the board which includes such luminaries as Larry King, Richard Thomas, Edwina Sandys, Katherine Quinn, Tippi Hedren, Greg Mullavey, and Carole Shelley.
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2018
We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld, and it's spreading! Follow us throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more!
by Katie Laban - May 1, 2018
The Sondheim favorite, Into the Woods, will close out the 2017-2018 Main Stage productions of the Southgate Community Players and is opening May 4th in Southgate. In this Tony-Award winning book and score, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring together classic storybook characters with a production that is both enchanting and touching. Characters venture 'into the woods' with hopes of having their wishes granted, but later learn the dire consequences of their actions. The musically supplicated show pulls the audience in multiple emotional directions - captivating and bewitching them from beginning to end. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with Karen Connor, SCP's director for Into the Woods, about her love for the theatre and gain some insight on the show.
by Marianka Swain - May 1, 2018
The Sydney Opera House will bring a little faith to the Concert Hall stage this July with a special music event that celebrates the late and great pop genius, George Michael. George Michael: Listen to Your Heart is a glorious celebration of the transcendent musician and icon, performed by an incredible 31 piece orchestra with some of Australia's greatest voices.
by Marianka Swain - May 1, 2018
Marshall Mosher is the CEO and founder of Vestigo, an organization based on Mosher's mission of giving back, aimed at creating more accessible and challenging outdoor opportunities to empower others. "Inside the Adventure" is a weekly 45 minute long podcast, available through the company's website at www.vestigo.co.
by Marianka Swain - May 1, 2018
Following sold-out performances in London and a triumphant UK tour in 2017, Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry are delighted to announce the return of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL and are on the look-out for children across the UK to audition for the 2018 UK tour.
by Marianka Swain - May 1, 2018
4th Wall Theatre Company announces an exciting line up of four Houston premieres for the company's eighth season. The 2018 - 2019 season includes two plays written by men and two by women, and brings a large amount of artistic diversity to the 4th Wall stage.
by Robert Sennett - May 1, 2018
The Trojan War: Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, Modern English verse translation by Lillian Groag; The Trojan Women by Euripides, new English translation by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden. Directed by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Green Udden.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2018
Palm Beach Opera is honored to announce that internationally-renowned tenor Matthew Polenzani will headline the company's 2019 Gala on March 2, 2019, at Manalapan's luxurious Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.
by Charlie Wilks - May 1, 2018
Written by the prestigious Japanese playwright, director and performer Hideki Noda, One Green Bottle is an existential tragicomic play starring Hideki himself, Olivier Award-winning and acclaimed actor/director Kathryn Hunter and Glyn Pritchard, in an English translation adapted by Will Sharpe.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2018
Are you a young, budding performer who sparkles and shine on stage? Well, today's your lucky day because the producers of Natvity! The Musical are on the look-out for children aged 9-12 star in the Scottish leg of the production's 2018 UK tour.
by Marina Kennedy - May 1, 2018
Teasane is a new health and wellness brand that launched in January of 2018 with a full line of products including Teas, Herbal Extracts, Facial Tea Beauty Cream, Supplements and 28-Day Wellness Kits. We tried Teasane's Focus, a loose-leaf herbal tea that can support focus and concentration.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2018
Millbrook Playhouse (David E. Leidholdt-Producing Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors) is thrilled to announce that on Friday May 4th at 7pm and Saturday, May 5th at 4pm and 7pm, the Uptown Music Collective (a nonprofit school of music, based in Williamsport, PA) will take the Playhouse stage to perform the music of the group frequently called "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World," The Rolling Stones. The performance, Gimme Shelter: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones, will feature Uptown Music Collective students that will bring some of the groups greatest hits to life on the MPH stage, with all of the passion, skill, and intensity that they are known for.
by Macon Prickett - May 1, 2018
A Life To Live, featuring former members of From Ashes To New, have released their emotionally impactful tribute video to Chester Bennington with a cover of Linkin Park's song 'One More Light'. The band, who had been working on the video since January, were waiting for the right time to release it. The one year anniversary of Linkin Park's album, One More Light is on May 19th and they felt this would be an appropriate time for the video's release. The band is currently writing their first independent LP with producer Rick Lander (Flaw, Dead Horse Trauma). The yet-to-be-titled LP is expected to surface later this year, but you can count on new material emerging as we progress through 2018.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2018
On Modern Lore, Julian Lage's second studio recording with his trio, the composer and guitarist focuses on the groove, building his melodies and solos around the work of the prodigious rhythm section of double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Modern Lore finds Lage playfully flipping the script he followed on his acclaimed 2016 Mack Avenue debut, Arclight. That album -- produced, like Modern Lore, by Lage's friend and collaborator, the singer-songwriter Jesse Harris -- was his first trio set on electric guitar and found Lage inspired by the sounds and the attitude of the freewheeling, pre-bebop jazz era, when, as he puts it, 'country music and jazz and swing were in this weird wild-west period.' This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound, of early rock and roll, a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2018
Chen Dance Center presents 'Fahu Goes East,' a one-man dance/theater work-in-process with KAUILA KANAKA'OLE, May 25 & 26 at 7 PM at the Chen Dance Center in New York's Chinatown. 'Fahu Goes East' draws from Kauila's personal journey spanning from Hilo, Hawaii to New York City. Grandson of a legendary Hawaiian family of hula and chant practitioners, Kauila's passion for the art of fashion design propels him east, and through dance, story, unapologetic truths, and irreverent humor, the artist talks about family, fashion, and a search for freedom.
by Maria Nockin - May 1, 2018
American mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is one of the world's leading exponents of the dramatic Verdi repertoire. Her talent was first noticed when she was a pre-med student at the University of Nevada in Reno. Some years after that, she debuted with the San Francisco Opera as Azucena in IL TROVATORE, and it brought her international stardom. Decades later, she is best known for her interpretations of Amneris in AIDA, Eboli in DON CARLO, Ulrica in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Ježibaba in Dvo?ak's RUSALKA, and Adalgisa in Bellini's NORMA.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 1, 2018
CALL IT IN THE AIR Musical Has Florida Debut At HCC Ybor City Campus Theatre for Tampa International Fringe Festival
by Marina Kennedy - May 1, 2018
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opens their 2018 season with Tartuffe by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilber, and directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte. show will be on stage at the F.M Kirby Shakespeare Theatre from May 16 through June 3. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Patrick Toon who plays Orgon in Tartuffe.
by Macon Prickett - May 1, 2018
Since their spectacular rise in the 19th century, railroads have been at the cutting edge of engineering and technology and that remains true, even today. IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS, premiering Thursday, May 17 at 10pm ET/PT, shines a light on the world's most extraordinary rail systems, including New York's Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge, Japan's Bullet Train and California's Central Pacific Railroad.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 1, 2018
Filling a crucial void in the explosive multi-billion-dollar eSports/gaming industry, Gamer World News Entertainment (GWNe) has officially debuted as an ambitious new free and completely independent 24/7 multi-platform network featuring eSports and gamer news, information, entertainment and original programming exclusively dedicated to professional, competitive and casual gamers.
by Emily Yorgey - May 1, 2018
Florida Rep's GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH, written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, will have you laughing and learning in this fabulous world premiere comedy about the New Bunion Historical Society and their struggle to keep their historical museum open.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 1, 2018
Profiles in History is proud to announce the originaltyped working manuscript for The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is going up for auction on Saturday at10:45 AM PT in Los Angeles. Register to bid at www.profilesinhistory.com.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018
Since 1984, more than five million children, students, and families have been inspired and delighted by the live theater performances of Dallas Children's Theater (DCT). To celebrate 35 years of unmatched service to North Texas and beyond, DCT is announcing a season lineup comprised of large-scale world premieres and timeless throwbacks.  The season opens with a new and reimagined telling of Treasure Island on September 23. Produced in collaboration with three other towering Dallas based companies in their respective fields of expertise, the new telling is expected to draw all ages into the popular pirate world.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018
Melissa Young's tour of the LGBTQ movement through song and comedy returns with a little help from Chicago's best Cabaret stars at the Pride Arts Center. 
by Tori Hartshorn - May 1, 2018
Since their spectacular rise in the 19th century, railroads have been at the cutting edge of engineering and technology and that remains true, even today. IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS, premiering Thursday, May 17 at 10pm ET/PT, shines a light on the world's most extraordinary rail systems, including New York's Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge, Japan's Bullet Train and California's Central Pacific Railroad.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018
The National Philharmonic ends its 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore with a musical celebration, "100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence," on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by world-renowned Polish Maestro Miros?aw Jacek Baszczyk, the concert will feature music composed by Poland's greatest musicians, performed by some of today's leading vocalists and musicians. The performance will commence with an introduction by the Ambassador of Poland, Piotr Wilczek. The 100th anniversary of Poland has significant meaning for the National Philharmonic, which is led by Polish-born Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. One of the National Philharmonic's veteran artists, Brian Ganz-who will perform at the Polish celebration concert-is also a frequent performer of Frederic Chopin, beginning a quest in 2011 to perform all of the great Polish composer's works. During this celebratory concert, Maestro B?aszczyk will lead the National Philharmonic Chorale, accompanied by Esther Heideman, soprano; Magdalena Wor, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; and the National Philharmonic in Krzesimir D?bski's Hussars' Polonaise and Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and Mr. Ganz in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.  Ticket prices are $23-$76 and are free for young people age 7-17. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce acclaimed stage and screen actor Amanda Plummer as the recipient of the Festival's second annual TENN Award.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018
Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off on May 6th, and today announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through May 27 at the Fellah Hotel outside Marrakech, Morocco, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, alternating locations between Sundance Resort in Utah and a venue in the Middle East/North African region, as part of a multi-year commitment to international work and a means of facilitating cultural exchange between artists writing in English and Arabic.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018
Continuing the momentum created with the current season launch of its Music Knows No Borders series, Executive Director Thor Steingraber unveils the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts' 2018-19 Season, which features four world premieres, two American premieres, several of the world's greatest orchestras, innovative jazz programs, two tributes to Hollywood legends, Broadway classics plus artists from 18 different nations who will appear on stage at The Soraya next season.  New Subscription Series tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018.
by Brett Cullum - Apr 30, 2018
The play presents an interesting dilemma - what if genetic testing advanced enough that you could tell your baby was going to be gay? Would a straight couple still be willing to have it?
by Julie Musbach - Apr 30, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of FIRE IN DREAMLAND, written by Rinne Groff. Directed by Marissa Wolf, FIRE IN DREAMLAND continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. FIRE IN DREAMLAND begins performances on Tuesday, June 19 and runs through Sunday, August 5 in The Public's Anspacher Theater.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 30, 2018
Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, an Emmy®-award winning co-host on The Real, and her husband Adam, a senior correspondent for Fox News, will renovate a home in Napa Valley in a new HGTV special, The Housleys. Premiering on Tuesday, May 8, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the special follows the famous couple as they help homeowners in the area create a beautiful and functional home for their busy family of six. The outdated property needs an open floor plan, space for a laundry room and a dining area that has room for everyone. The pair also create a beautiful outdoor living space so the family can enjoy the beautiful Northern California weather.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 30, 2018
Filling a crucial void in the explosive multi-billion-dollar eSports/gaming industry, Gamer World News Entertainment (GWNe) has officially debuted as an ambitious new free and completely independent 24/7 multi-platform network featuring eSports and gamer news, information, entertainment and original programming exclusively dedicated to professional, competitive and casual gamers.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 30, 2018
The three cookie flavors selected from the #MyOreoCreation Contest are finally here! The delicious, limited-time-only OREO cookies are now available nationwide so fans can try* all three and vote for their favorite, choosing from Cherry Cola flavored OREO cookies, Kettle Corn flavored OREO cookies and Pia Colada flavored OREO Thins cookies.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 30, 2018
Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park (SITP) is pleased to announce their 2018 production of "King Lear". Mr. James Pickering*, a legend of the Milwaukee stage, will appear in the title role and, in her return to Milwaukee, Ms. Lisa Gaye Dixon will direct.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 30, 2018
This summer, Aubade Publishing is scheduled to release three books: 'Sadie in Love' (ISBN: 978-0984549412), a novel by Rochelle Distelheim; 'Paricutin: The Miracle of Daniel Pulido' (ISBN: 978-0984549436), a novel by Jerome John Dobson; and 'The Annotated Murder of One' (ISBN: 978-0984549450), a collection of poems by Jared Pearce.
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 30, 2018
Rooftop Films is proud to announce our feature film slate for the 2018 Rooftop Films Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV. This year's series will take place May 19th to August 25th featuring more than 45 outdoor screenings in more than a dozen spectacular outdoor venues, with live music, filmmaker appearances, and special enhanced screenings of the best, new, independent films from around the world. The open-air festivities will kick off on Saturday, May 19th, with “This is What We Mean by Short Films,” a collection of some of the most innovative short films of the past year. That screening will take place in the newest Rooftop Films venue, Green-Wood Cemetery. 
by Julie Musbach - Apr 30, 2018
Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will return by popular demand to the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square for two weeks, June 5-17. Tickets are available now starting at $10.00.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
Ballet Hispanico returns to White Bird for one night only, on Wednesday, May 16 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with an inspiring program featuring the works of three prominent Latina choreographers; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Michelle Manzanales, and Tania Peres-Salas.  The New York-based company led by Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro performs work with "bold technique that illuminates concerns of Latino/a identity and resiliency," (The Village Voice)
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
A chance meeting last year with a charismatic sixty-eight year old, Litchfield county woman, who after thirty years as a personal trainer, discovered her voice and talent as a playwright and actor at age 65, was the impetus for a new series beginning this fall at the Palace Theater.  After meeting Nancy Schuler, the theater's Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Sheree Marcucci envisioned putting a series together featuring presentations by people who had realized their own second acts after age fifty and  could now share their story and inspire others to do the same. Thus, Second Act was born and is set to kick-off in September with the first of a nine presentation speaker series that will include a lightdinner or brunch for attendees.
by Taylor Long - Apr 30, 2018
Conductor Bramwell Tovey began the evening by saying, 'in light of the way things are… I want to give you permission to laugh.' It didn't take very long before the audience was in stitches with laughter. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE last weekend, accompanied by some of the country's greatest classical voices - Judith Forst and Tracy Dahl - and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. The evening was a spectacular display of fine music, drama, and comedy.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
The Soaking Wet dance series welcomes back Vicky Shick and Dancers for Program A (May 10-12 at 7 PM), and artists of Women in Motion for Program B (May 10-12 at 8:30 PM & May 13 at 2 PM) at the West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street, 2nd floor of the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Albuquerque engagement at Popejoy Hall direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. To purchase tickets, visit unmtickets.com, popejoypresents.com, call 505-925-5858, or visit the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit). Ticket prices start at $40. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
Marshall Mosher is the CEO and founder of Vestigo, an organization based on Mosher's mission of giving back, aimed at creating more accessible and challenging outdoor opportunities to empower others. 'Inside the Adventure' is a weekly 45 minute long podcast, available through the company's website at www.vestigo.co.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
The Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre (WSPAC) today announced the appointment of Craig McMaster in the role of Executive Director to lead the $100 million world-class theatre and multi-use entertainment space, currently under construction in Western Sydney.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2018
Details were announced today for Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche!, San Francisco Opera Guild's signature gala benefit inaugurating San Francisco Opera's 96th season on Friday, September 7. Presented in conjunction with the season-opening double bill of one-act operas, Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag), Opera Ball 2018 is co-chaired by Shannon Cronan and Kathy Huber and features event design by J. Riccardo Benavides and a sumptuous dinner by McCalls Catering & Events. Last presented by San Francisco Opera 15 years ago, Cav/Pag returns next season in a staging by Argentine tenor, conductor and director Jose Cura that sets both Italian classics in La Boca, the Buenos Aires neighborhood known for its colorful architecture and live tango performances. Honorary Chairs for Opera Ball 2018 are John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn and Diane B. Wilsey. The official wine sponsor is Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery.