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by Walter McBride - May 9, 2019
Bonnie Comley, Founder of BroadwayHD, was the guest speaker at MAESTRA's May seminar at SongSpace. Composer/lyricist and music director Georgia Stitt founded the MAESTRA organization in 2017 to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. The MAESTRA membership is made up of female-identifying, non-binary, and gender non-conforming composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians who are underrepresented minorities in musical theater. Songwriter and composer, Kathy Sommer, moderated the seminar.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Today, Tuesday 7 May 2019, the producers of Riverdance announce that Heartbeat of Home, their extraordinary dance and music extravaganza, embracing flavours and cultures from around the world, will open in the West End this September 2019. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 4 September 2019 with opening night on 11 September 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces performers and presenters for A 30thAnniversary Celebration, this season's Gala benefit production, on Monday June 17th at 7:00PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
The Fabulous Fox Theatre brings the Best of Broadway to St. Louis with the announcement of the 2019-2020 U.S. Bank Broadway Series, including four new musicals that will make their St. Louis debuts. The seven-show season ticket package is headlined by pop culture phenomenon DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The season opens with the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, HELLO, DOLLY!. Get ready to dance into 2020 with SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, followed by the 2018 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, THE BAND'S VISIT. Embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. The memory lives again when CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular, comes to St. Louis in April and HAMILTON returns to close out the season for a limited five-week engagement! The season also features seven series specials that will include St. Louis' most "popular" musical WICKED.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Origin Theatre Company presents a special one-night-only theatrical concert, "The Land of Promise," at the Sheen Center on Tuesday April 16 at 7:30pm, that is part of the Carnegie Hall festival Migrations: The Making of America. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Cork Opera House and PwC, Ireland's largest professional services organisation, are delighted to announce a new addition to the Cork Summer calendar, in association with Cork Midsummer Festival, the inaugural Cork Proms.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Irish Arts Center, a multidisciplinary home for contemporary Irish arts and culture, teams with internationally-acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning Irish theatre company Fishamble to present Margaret McAuliffe's The Humours of Bandon. This wonderful one-woman show (The Stage) has garnered vast acclaim across its tours of Ireland and Wales and a stop at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where The Scotsman called it a witty and poignant story that invites you to climb inside and enjoy the ride, told by a performer who has lived and breathed the world she so expertly conveys. The Humours of Bandon centers around an ambitious teenage Irish dancer and the grueling preparations she's undertaken, in her young life, to achieve. (Writer/performer McAuliffe is herself a former championship Irish dancer, and devoted 18 years to the form).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce another extraordinary lineup for its upcoming 2019-20 PNC Broadway Lights season featuring eight new shows including the hit Broadway musicals Disney's Frozen, Once On This Island, and Come From Away as well as the return of a number of beloved blockbuster favorites in its Broadway Extras series including Charlotte's most popular musical Wicked, Jersey Boys and Les Miserables.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a brilliant lineup of Tony Award -winning productions and the latest Broadway blockbusters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's Indecent, will make its Boston premiere featuring the Tony Award-winning direction by Rebecca Taichman, a seasoned Broadway design team and many members of the original Broadway cast.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2019
Bobby Fox is one of the brightest stars in Australia's entertainment industry. In a career that spans musical theatre, dance and the recording industry, he has cemented himself as one of the most charismatic and talented performers in the country.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Riverdance, the New 25th Anniversary Production will tour the UK, visiting 25 venues from 10th March 2020 (see over for full dates). The tour comes to The Bristol Hippodrome from Friday 22 - Sunday 24 May 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Get ready to click your heels, stamp your feet, and dance along with some of the most exciting Irish Dancing to ever hit the stage. BroadwayHD, the premier theater service for live theater, debuts today a playlist of some of the best Riverdance performances from venues across the globe. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Darrah Carr Dance joins Centenary Stage Company on Saturday, March 23 at 8pm to present Ceilidh an Evening of Irish Music and Dance in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is announcing the 2019/2020 Regional Arts MUSIC At Eight and MUSIC At Two Classical Concert Series, featuring an incredible roster of world-class orchestras and performing artists. Leonard and Sophie Davis sponsor the popular series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular. Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, the choreography combines traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques, along with multimedia elements. The 19 dancers and seven-piece band weave an original tale drawn from Irish folklore-a tale of Kings and Queens, rebels and magic, epic battles between good and evil.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Murphy's Celtic Legacy is no ordinary Irish dance production. This invigorating performance is a display of styles, colors and folklore depicting age-old clashes between good and evil. Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Women, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next- generation Irish dance spectacular.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Broadway San Jose General Manager Gretchen Feyer announced today the six productions that will make up the company's 2019-20 season.
by David Green - Jan 22, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents Murphy's Celtic Legacy on Wednesday, February 13, at 8:00pm. This is no ordinary Irish Dance performance - it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast ofMurphy's Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish dance.  Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.  Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy's Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and modern dance techniques presented with song and live music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Follow your dreams to the theatrical wonderland of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. where a number of spectacular touring productions come to our mountain stage this February - May 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Considered one of the most masterful vocalists in classic country, Gene Watson is called "The Singer's Singer " by his many peers. His powerful voice and multi-octave range delivers chart-toppers like"Fourteen Carat Mind," "Paper Rosie," "Nothing Sure Looked Good On You" and "Farewell Party" with a beauty that's smooth, mellow and true.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
International smash hit Irish dance sensation Spirit of the Dance is heading to Coventry this February in a hotly anticipated two-day spectacular showing at the Belgrade Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Irish Arts Center (IAC), a multidisciplinary center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish arts and culture, announces its Spring 2019 season a cross-section of the exhilarating theater, music, dance, literature, art, and genre-defying performance coming from Ireland and Irish America, alongside educational events engaging participants with an array of rich traditions. With performances as wide-ranging as Margaret McAuliffe's acclaimed one-woman play The Humours of Bandon, Declan O'Rourke's epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, and Paul Muldoon's performance adaptation of a 1773 Irish poem, IAC provides an intimate home for artists' boldest visions. As construction on IAC's landmark permanent new home in Hell's Kitchen takes place just beyond the organization's original location, IAC's vast ambition and accomplishment will be on full display, outside and in, throughout Spring 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with "a great celebration of Ireland and its rich culture!" (Irish News and Entertainment). Featuring principal dancer Connor Reider; members of the Kerry Dance Troupe; the Kerry Voice Squad, three lassies delivering the best of Irish song; and Traditional Band with fiddles, uileann pipes, banjo, bodhran, guitar and flutes - gathered together, they will transport you to the Emerald Isle.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Featuring some of the quickest, most expressive legs in the world, "Murphey's Celtic Legacy" is a percussive dance-off that reinvigorates traditional Irish Dance. The elaborate stage production stars a cast of 20+ dancers and musicians from such sensations as "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance," and bursts with riveting jigs, reels and haunting ballads. Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for "Lord of the Dance," "Murphy's Celtic Legacy" is drawn from Irish folklore and centers on an original tale developed by Hannon, who is the show's dance lead. The tale culminates with an epic battle between good and evil, a stand-off prompted by Kings & Queens, rebels and magic. The Murphy clan are at the heart of the drama as they flee the corrupt tyrants of their native Eire in search of a better future, a quest for peace that vanquishes evil.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Murphy's Celtic Legacy Melds Irish Folklore, Magical Tales, Music, Song and Dance at Poway OnStage on Sunday, February 17th. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
The Boch Center announced today that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR, back in Boston by popular demand; the holiday tradition RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL; the beloved holiday classic IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS; RIVERDANCE NEW 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW; and the Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will anchor its upcoming 2019-2020 Broadway and family show lineup at the Wang and Shubert Theatres. Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public on Sunday, March 3 at 10:00AM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Benise - Fuego! Spirit of Spain on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8 p.m. The show is directed and choreographed by Alex Magno (Madonna, Academy Awards, Jennifer Lopez). Ticket prices range between $35-$65, plus applicable fees. VIP Packages, available for $165, include premium seating, behind the scenes meet and greet, exclusive photo op, official souvenir, and invitation to attend a private sound check! Purchase online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Hennepin Theatre Trust announced the return of RIVERDANCE with a brand new 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW filled with extraordinary music and dance. The stirring re-invention of the beloved favorite comes to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 to Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. RIVERDANCE is celebrated the world-over for its Grammy award-winning score and the excitement, energy and dynamism of its Irish and International Dance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
BroadwayHD is inviting subscribers this month to run away to the circus, kick-up their heels and dance along with some of the most elite Irish dancers, and enjoy some of their favorite moments from the cannon of Oscar Wilde! In March, BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, will be adding a number of standout performances to their service including the West End production of family favorite Hetty Feather directed by the Olivier award-nominated Sally Cookson.  March will also mark a celebration of the legendary Irish playwright Oscar Wilde with four of his plays filmed from West End performances that made up Classic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season. Finally, BroadwayHD's line-up will be rounded out with a special St. Patrick's Day playlist debuting on March 13th featuring some of the most exciting Riverdance performances from around the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
It's been over two decades since the phenomenon that is Riverdance first appeared, changing forever how the world views Irish dance and giving birth to a new entertainment genre. In 2013, Moya Doherty and John McColgan broke new ground again by creating the spectacular follow up to Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home. Now, after having enthralled audiences in Dublin and North America and following on from a four-month tour of China and Germany, Heartbeat of Home finally makes its U.K. premiere at London's historic Palladium Theatre for two performances only. Tickets go on sale on 12 October at 9am at LiveNation.co.uk.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Cal State Long Beach, presents the ground-breaking Trinity Irish Dance Company as part of the Center's Dance Series. Hailed as "sophisticated and commanding," by the Los Angeles Times and "impossibly complex," by The New York Times, Trinity Irish Dance Company returns to the Los Angeles area for the first time in over a decade on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Committed to empowering female artists on and off the dance floor, the primarily women-based company will perform newly choreographed pieces never before seen in Los Angeles, featuring hard-driving percussive power and lightning-fast agility.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Alberta Bair Theater presents Murphy's Celtic Legacy, a next generation Irish dance spectacular with original music, dance, and story on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019
Emmy nominated Irish singer-songwriter and producer Michael Londra will return to center stage as a singer in 2019 with a plan to tape a new special for public television and to do extensive touring, including a show at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, PA, on March 16. 'This is the year I go back to performing again,' he said.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
NiCori Studios & Productions is proud to announce the Third Annual Winter Gala on Friday, February 15 at 7pm at the The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. Performers include Karen Mason (Broadway's WONDERLAND, MAMMA MIA!, SUNSET BOULEVARD, HAIRSPRAY, JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, CARNIVAL, TORCH SONG TRILOGY and PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG), Lisa Viggiano (BroadwayWorld Award Winning Singer), Karen Callaway Williams (Broadway's RIVERDANCE and PLAY ON), Meg Flather (Bistro & MAC Award Winning Singer/Songwriter), David Sabella (Broadway's CHICAGO). Just added to the lineup is "America's Baritone", William Michals. Michals starred at Lincoln Center as Emile De Becque in the landmark revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
World Music Institute presents a special St. Patrick's Day concert, Lunasa and Natalie Merchant, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Don't miss the best party in town! Raue Center For The Arts invites you to The Irish House Party at 8 p.m. on March 1, 2019. The group returns to Crystal Lake for more fun after playing to a sold-out crowd in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents Murphy's Celtic Legacy today, February 13, at 8:00pm. This is no ordinary Irish Dance performance - it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast ofMurphy's Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish dance.  Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.  Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy's Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and modern dance techniques presented with song and live music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
freeFall celebrates the holiday season with a hilarious mash up of your favorite Christmas stories and carols. If you loved freeFall's The Musical of Musicals, you must get your tickets to see Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some).
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 28, 2018
This Past Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 was the perfect Christmas entertainment for so many families, including me, that was filled with fun before, during and after this fabulous show. If you haven't gone to see it, you still have this next weekend to experience a fun-filled pre-show, star-studded filled-with-fun and laughs performances including a special appearance by the one-and-only Kermit The Frog! It is guaranteed to entertain and satisfy your entire family, especially children. It is the perfect way to enjoy a family outing for the Holidays.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI 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 BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI 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 Fraser MacDonald - Dec 14, 2018
Under the direction of Nigel West, Glasgow's King's Theatre once again delivers a seriously entertaining pantomime.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced its 2019 winter/spring season, a rich program of theater, film, music, poetry, art, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter;Tony Award winner Lena Hall; Grammy Award-winning musician and recording artist Eileen Ivers; Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nomineeAlexander Gemignani;and journalist and former Wall Street Journal columnist Sohrab Ahmari.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
Chicago's own Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) brings its unique form of progressive Irish dance to the Auditorium Theatre on February 2 for its first full-length Chicago performance in over a decade. Called "sophisticated and commanding" by the Los Angeles Times and "impossibly complex" by The New York Times, the company of elite performing artists from across North America (including five dancers from Chicago) presents both classic and groundbreaking world premiere works at the National Historic Landmark theatre. 
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI 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 Angie Stanton - Apr 8, 2019
The long wait is over, and, yes, HAMILTON arrives in Madison this fall! The record breaking, trendsetting musical will land in town for three luxurious weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced today the 2019/2020 season of Great Performances at Mason, its annual series featuring leading national and international artists in the disciplines of classical music, opera, jazz, ballet, modern dance, theater, and global music and dance. The Center also announced the return of the Family Series, offering its second season of affordable programming for young audiences.
by DC Felton - Apr 10, 2019
Hello Des Moines! It's time to put on your Sunday clothes because Hello, Dolly!' is here for one week only at the Civic Center as part of the Des Moines Performing Arts and Willis Broadway Series. If you don't have tickets yet to this show, get one before 'Hello, Dolly!' leaves Des Moines. This production does a beautiful job of paying homage to the original production yet finding ways to make it their own.