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by Jennifer Broski - Apr 4, 2018
Rock singer and former American Idol David Cook just made his Broadway debut as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots, playing a limited run through Saturday, May 5, 2018. Cook, who just released his brand new EP Chromance, succeeds Jake Shears. Check out photos from his first curtain call below!
by Macon Prickett - Apr 4, 2018
After receiving its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, Jon Frickey's Cat Days has been officially selected for Aspen Shortsfest and a further six high profile film festivals.  With so much interest in this fun animation it is not surprising that the film has been 'highly recommended' by the Federal German Movie Rating Board.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 4, 2018
OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—conductorWilliam Christie, mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, soprano Hei-Kyung Hong, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva — will be celebrated at a black-tie gala celebration on April 22nd, 2018 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe will be the special musical guest.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 4, 2018
It's been quite a start for 2018 for Brooklyn-based songwriter STOLAR. With a new song with buzz-heavy Aloe Blacc ready for release later this month and a collaboration with Hall & Oates with Train's Pat Monahan currently moving up the charts, the “poly-genre multi-instrumentalist” (Village Voice) released his latest single “Suburbia” on Friday, March 30th and gearing up for his EP Raw Emotions: West Village, NY which comes out April 27, 2018.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 4, 2018
ARTHOUSE, one of New York City's leading creative media agencies led by CEO Sara Fitzpatrick, announced today that Rachel Donovan will join the ARTHOUSE team as Chief Creative Officer.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 4, 2018
The award-winning international television festival SeriesFest has become a must-attend destination event for entertainment industry leaders and fans alike since its launch in 2014. Founder and CEO, Randi Kleiner and co-founder and CCO, Kaily Smith Westbrook, announce today that the Denver, Colorado-based festival will return for Season Four June 22-27, 2018.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present MARC SUMMERS PRESENTS: DREW GASPARINI tonight, Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30pm, featuring performances by 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), F. Michael Haynie ("Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE," Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Andrew Kober (She Loves Me, School of Rock).
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2018
Carmen De Lavallade, John Kander, and Harold Prince will be honored at the 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 4, 2018
Cookbook author, acclaimed pastry chef and baking instructor Gesine Prado returns to Food Network in a new season of Baked in Vermont, premiering Saturday, May 5th at 10:30am ET/PT. Over ten half-hour episodes, Gesine shares tips and tricks to help make baking easy, accessible and fun, while serving up delectable cakes, pies and other savory meals at her Vermont farmhouse with family and friends. Whether it is teaching one of her baking classes, instructing how to use leftovers to make delicious pizza and bread pudding, or sharing life hacks on how to have a freezer full of baked goodies ready to go in a pinch, Gesine believes all good things begin with butter and flour!  
by Sam Abney - Apr 4, 2018
If you've ever thought what it would be like to cross an episode of Ru Paul's Drag Race with a searing Middle East drama and set the action to pop hits of the early aughts, Paper Dolls the perfect show for you. Mosaic Theater Company's newest entry to their Voices from a Changing Middle East cycle is a delightful piece of sheer entertainment. The show unfortunately tries to cover too many topics, however, and is thus unable to reach the dramatic heights some of its subject matter calls for.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2018
World-renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe will premiere her new cabaret act, 'The Tender Trap,' as a special benefit for The Mabel Mercer Foundation on Thursday evening, June 14th at Feinstein's / 54 Below. Ms. Blythe, acclaimed by The New York Times as 'a force of nature,' will celebrate 'love, obsession, and the stuff in between,' in a repertoire selected from the Great Popular Songbook of the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s - a golden age for the melodies and lyrics of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and (eventually) Hollywood.
by Rona Kelly - Apr 4, 2018
The Moderate Soprano opens in the West End this week, two years after the production's run at Hampstead Theatre. David Hare's play tells the story of the passion and the people behind Glyndebourne, including the soprano herself: Audrey Mildmay. In this two part series, we speak to the cast and creative behind the production. Taking on the titular role, Nancy Carroll shares her thoughts on returning to the production and the role after two years.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2018
The Women's Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce the Lyric Opera Wine Auction catalogue is now live for viewing and online bidding online at www.lyricopera.org/wineauction2018. The triennial fundraiser's digital platform offers wine enthusiasts across the globe the ability to access some of the world's most sought-after wines as well as one-of-a-kind travel and dining experiences.
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 4, 2018
Cookbook author, acclaimed pastry chef and baking instructor Gesine Prado returns to Food Network in a new season of Baked in Vermont, premiering Saturday, May 5th at 10:30am ET/PT. Over ten half-hour episodes, Gesine shares tips and tricks to help make baking easy, accessible and fun, while serving up delectable cakes, pies and other savory meals at her Vermont farmhouse with family and friends. Whether it is teaching one of her baking classes, instructing how to use leftovers to make delicious pizza and bread pudding, or sharing life hacks on how to have a freezer full of baked goodies ready to go in a pinch, Gesine believes all good things begin with butter and flour!
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 4, 2018
Few painters have been as awe-inspiringly prolific as Pablo Picasso. One of the most influential and celebrated artists of the 20th century, his career spanned more than 80 of his 91 years, during which time he produced an estimated 50,000 works. His passionate nature and relentless creative drive were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and ever-shifting political and personal alliances. Constantly reinventing himself, Picasso always strove to innovate and push the boundaries of artistic expression, leading to his worldwide renown as a genius.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 4, 2018
Submissions are now open for Broadway Bound Theatre Festival's 'Come Out & Play' & 'Plays with Purpose' series'!
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 4, 2018
Twenty-five years after federal agents raided an armed religious compound outside of Waco, Texas that was led by self-proclaimed messiah David Koresh, a new documentary tells the inside story of the sect and the bloody battle that resulted in one of the longest standoffs in American history. Featuring previously unseen archival footage and using only firsthand accounts by survivors and those directly involved in the tragedy, WACO: THE LONGEST SIEGE looks at unexplored facets of the Waco story, the Branch Davidians and their charismatic leader, and the uneasy relationship between the media and national law enforcement agencies, which further complicated the deadly series of events that claimed 75 lives, including 25 children. WACO: THE LONGEST SIEGE premieres Monday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 4, 2018
Award-winning and critically-acclaimed Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC - Jesse Marchese, Executive Director; Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director) concludes its 17th mainstage season with a production of the legendary musical Follies by James Goldman (Book) and Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics), directed by APAC artistic director, Dev Bondarin (New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for Best Director for APAC's 2017 production of Raisin) and choreographed by Sara Brians (Resident Choreographer, Matilda, Broadway). Follies runs from May 3 - 26, 2018 at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St. (at 30th Road), Astoria, NY 11102.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 4, 2018
New Stage Theatre presents the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love April 17-29, 2018. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $30.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3531 or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com. Sponsored by the MS Arts Commission and the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2018
This year 2018 marks two decades that David Hill has been the Bach Choir's Director of Music.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2018
Brand new photographs are released today providing a first look at the new cast of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie at London County Hall. The production images mark the first week of performances featuring the new company, which began on Tuesday 27 March. Check them out below!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2018
Kings of Harlem, an exuberant play about an African-American basketball team in the 1930s and Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's intricate musical about painter George Seurat, took their respective places in South Florida theatrical history as Best Play and Best Musical on Monday, April 2, when the winners of the 42nd annual Carbonell Awards were announced. The ceremony was held at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 3, 2018
What's the best way to banish audition jitters? By being prepared and confident. Rebecca Lowrey can determine exactly what you need to show in an audition so that all you have to worry about is looking great (and fighting traffic). But first, an important distinction: A vocal coach is not the same as a voice teacher. Traditional voice lessons work best on a consistent, long-term schedule, while Rebecca's audition prep session can fit into your schedule on an as-needed basis. All experience levels are welcome.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 3, 2018
The Magician has unveiled his latest track, an ode to everlasting love featuring the French language vocals of Belgian rapper Hamza.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2018
TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, which is celebrating 50 years of service to audiences and the performing arts community in 2018, has announced it will be honoring Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER at its 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday, June 18 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). Mr. Kushner's masterwork, Angels in America, is currently receiving its first Broadway revival with the National Theatre production at the Neil Simon Theatre.
by Clement Lee - Apr 3, 2018
Retelling the ancient Greek play by Aeschylus, which is the first part of his three Danaid plays (part two THE EGYPTIANS and part three THE DANAIDS do not survive), THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, this new version by David Greig after the ancient Greek tragedian, is an actual and glorious ritual to make a testimony to the theatre, to the Festival, to the people and to the world we are living in.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 3, 2018
Helen Olaketi Mariah Shute-Pettaway, a 2011 First Night Honoree and one of Nashville's most revered actresses, will take on the iconic role of Regina Giddens in the ACT 1 production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. Directed by 2014 First Night Honoree Jeffrey Ellis, senior contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com, The Little Foxes runs at Darkhorse Theatre May 4-19.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 3, 2018
This week, critically acclaimed rock n' roll true crime podcast Disgraceland explores the disappearance and mysterious death ofRick Philp, the guitar player on Van Morrison's landmark creative statement,Astral Weeks. Philp's death came as Morrison was hiding out from the NYC mafia in Boston following a physical attack by a member of the Genovese crime family. Disgraceland pieces together the story using a multitude of sources, including the recently released and critically acclaimed book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan Walsh(available now via Penguin Press). Listen to the episode at disgracelandpod.com.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 3, 2018
Music and Fashion fans alike are poised to unleash their inner Spice Girl this July and August at #SpiceUpLondon - The Spice Girls Exhibition. A celebration of, and tribute to, the biggest girl-group of all time, #SpiceUpLondon - The Spice Girls Exhibitionpromises to be the biggest exhibition of its kind in history.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2018
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 9-14, 2018 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF.
by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2018
This summer The 5th Avenue Theatre is staging an exciting new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame starring Joshua Castille as Quasimodo. A Deaf actor, Castille is celebrated for his performances in Tribes at ACT Theatre in Seattle and in Spring Awakening with Deaf West on Broadway. Quasimodo, who is deaf in Victor Hugo's literary masterpiece, is a character that Castille and The 5th are excited to elevate and delve more deeply into with the real-life experiences and stories of a deaf actor leading the way. Castille, who makes his 5th Avenue Theatre debut, will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance. Justin Gregory Lopez returns to The 5th (Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon) as one of the cathedral's gargoyles and as Quasimodo's "voice" in song.
by Misha Davenport - Apr 3, 2018
Review: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2018
Los Angeles singer, MaryJo Mundy will bring her one-woman show entitled 'Nearly Nyro' to the Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2 PM. The show is based on the music and life of singer and songwriter Laura Nyro and will feature a full band directed by Ross Kalling along with MaryJo's back up singers. Tickets are $15 cash at the box office that opens at 1 PM. The Arthur Newman Theater is located at 73750 Catalina Way in the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 3, 2018
Patz & Hall, one of California's leading wineries for vineyard-designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is celebrating its 30 th Anniversary this year with a series of events at the Sonoma House at Patz & Hall and across the country.
by Peter Danish - Apr 3, 2018
BWW Review: TCHAIKOWSKI 6TH SYMPHONY by The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by Taylor Long - Apr 3, 2018
This must be one of the prettiest shows for the stage. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, currently being presented at Mirvish, will have you shaking your head in wonder at Bob Crowley's imaginative set design and Christopher Wheeldon's breathtaking direction and choreography. The musical, inspired by the Academy Award-winning motion picture with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, features the sublime music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Although the performances are tremendously uneven, the musical is a feast for the eyes that is an unmissable theatrical attraction in Toronto.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2018
Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington announces its 2018/19 Season, presenting 24 visionary artists and ensembles that are pushing artistic boundaries, blending genres and redefining the meaning of creative mastery. The lineup includes international artists and ensembles from thirteen countries and cultures, including India, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Italy, France, Mexico, South Korea, Ukraine, Canada, Taiwan, Colombia, Spain and the USA.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2018
"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, directed by Department of Theatre and Dance faculty member James R. Taulli, runs April 20-May 6, 2018 in the Young Theatre on campus. Jack and Algernon each "reinvent the truth" to woo the women who have captured their hearts. When the gentlemen are coerced to reveal their web of lies and reveal themselves to their ladies, being 'earnest' takes on new meaning.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2018
OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees-conductor William Christie, mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, soprano Hei-Kyung Hong, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva - will be celebrated at a black-tie gala celebration on April 22nd, 2018 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe will be the special musical guest. 
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018
The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has opened nominations for the 28th annual St. Louis Arts Awards, the region's preeminent award ceremony honoring individuals, organizations and businesses that have made outstanding contributions to the area's vibrant arts community. The public is invited to submit nominations online through May 18, 2018. A community panel will review nominations and honorees for the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards will be announced in June 2018.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018
Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC)made its spring announcement of 18 new shows added to the 2018-2019 season, continuing to showcase chart topping musicians, compelling dance companies, groundbreaking storytellers and authors and a wide range of holiday performances, all appealing to diverse audiences. Tickets for all shows go on sale first to LBC members on Monday, April 9 at 12 p.m. and then to the general public on Friday, April 20 at 12 p.m.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018
Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to Paramount Theatre on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 for an unforgettable night with the one and only WILLIAM SHATNER, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" on the big screen, followed by a live conversation with the one and only "Captain James T. Kirk."
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2018
After a critically acclaimed East Coast Tour last month which included a Carnegie Hall debut on March 22, Apollo's Fire launches a new production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (Orpheus in the Underworld) starting on April 13 in Cleveland. Conducted by founding artistic director Jeannette Sorrell and directed by British stage director Sophie Daneman, the semi-staged production will include a historically reconstructed version of the work's original ending, as well as period dancers, digital scenic projections, and a stellar cast of singers. Apollo's Fire will present Monteverdi's L'Orfeo on tour at three leading American performing arts institutions; return visits to University Musical Society in Ann Arbor on April 15 and Cal Performances in Berkeley on April 20, and a debut at Green Music Center in Sonoma on April 22.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018
People's Light proudly presents an inventive, intimate version of one of Shakespeare's most timeless plays. In Romeo & Juliet: A Requiem, the parents, Friar, and Nurse recreate the passion and recklessness of their star-crossed children to face their culpability and seek redemption.
by Student Blogger: Nolan Robinson - Apr 2, 2018
This Spring Break I was fortunate enough to travel to a city very close to my heart but one that I had only encountered through television and movies and books, most notably, the second season of Glee. This past week I traveled to New York City for the first time for seven full days and my eyes lit up with the eternal lights around me and the feeling of the Big Apple was so overwhelming that all I could do, upon seeing the city from my plane and standing in the middle of Times Square for the first time, was shed a couple tears.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2018
Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2018 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are pleased to announce the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2018 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust, with support from Ocean State Charities Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors.  This year's program will award scholarships to 34 talented Rhode Island students, aged 11 - 14, each of whom will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend a local summer arts education program of their choice (please see below for the list of ARTS Scholarships 2018 winners).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2018
Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents KISS by Guillermo Calderon, directed by Evan Yionoulis, April 27-May 19, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, May 3.