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by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018
State Theatre New Jersey Presents LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets range from $29-$69.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
Follow the yellow brick road to the theatrical wonderland of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. where some of the finest touring productions come to full flourish on stage this autumn 2018 through spring 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
The Martin Hayes Quartet, a new ensemble from one of Ireland's foremost musicians, will release its debut CD The Blue Room in conjunction with their first American tour in October 2018. Kicking off October 11 at New York City's Highline Ballroom, the tour will visit Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, San Francisco'sFreight And Salvage and other notable U.S. venues along the way. (See below for full tour dates)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
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 - Oct 5, 2018
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make its highly anticipated premiere in Honolulu at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall August 7th - September 1, 2019 as part of the 2019 Broadway in Hawaii season. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. This blockbuster production is part of a three-show series presented by Broadway in Hawaii beginning in the fall of 2019 that also includes The Illusionists - Live From Broadway and RENT - The 20th Anniversary Tour. The only way to secure your tickets now is by purchasing the three-show package or by ordering a group of 10+.  Visit www.BroadwayinHawaii.com for details.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
Irish Arts Center (IAC), the multidisciplinary center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish arts and culture, this year creates a thrilling intersection of musical traditions from Ireland and the Gulf of Mexico for its annual Winter Solstice Celebration (December 14 at Symphony Space). The beloved holiday gathering is hosted by NEA award winner and "one of the most important Irish musicians to emerge from the folk revival of the 1970s" (Time Out) Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, vocals) and acclaimed fiddler Athena Tergis.
by Student Blogger: Lea Passione - Oct 30, 2018
Hey Broadwayworld. Its Lea writing this blog while listening to "Let it Go" and "Monster" from Frozen simultaneously while not trying to scream like a crazy person because I love it so much but have yet to see it.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
Comedian, performer and storyteller Aladdin Ullah brings the world premiere of  Dishwasher Dreams to the Castillo Theatre (543 W. 42nd Street), October 26 through November 18. Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman, the production features live music accompaniment by acclaimed Tabla player Avirodh Sharma.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018
The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
Michael Londra's Celtic Fire is coming to Hershey Theatre on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM. Tickets for this show start at $30.00 (processing fees apply). They are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
The Old Globe will expand San Diego's celebration of the holidays with a world premiere American musical about family, faith, and the magic of Christmas. The Globe is delighted to announce the complete cast and creative team for Looking for Christmas, the new Clint Black Christmas musical, inspired by the country music legend's 1995 chart-topping holiday album. With music and lyrics by Clint Black, book by James D. Sasser with Black, based on an idea by Sasser and Black, music supervision and music direction by Matt Hinkley, and directed by Kent Nicholson, Looking for Christmas will run November 11 - December 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $39.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run November 11-19. Opening night is Tuesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
Experience the magic of Christmas with a story of friendship, love, and coming home for the holidays, presented by an all-star cast of singers and Irish dancers on Monday, December 17th at the historic off-Broadway establishment Theatre 80 in downtown Manhattan.
by David Green - Oct 16, 2018
The McCallum Theatre presents Celtic Thunder on Friday, November 16, at 8:00pm. The Celtic Thunder X tour is the show's 12th tour of the U.S. and Canada since Celtic Thunder's debut in 2008. The airing of their first Public Television special came that same year and Celtic Thunder has consistently remained one of the most popular musical shows for PBS stations throughout the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
By popular demand, Brooklyn Irish Dance Company adds a second show date for their premiere production A Celtic Christmas Story. Experience the magic of Christmas with a story of friendship, love, and coming home for the holidays, presented by an all-star cast of singers and Irish dancers on Tuesday, December 18th at the historic off-Broadway establishment Theatre 80 in downtown Manhattan. This follows the sold out show on Monday, December 17th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Now a rite of the season, An Irish Christmas is a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing, and Irish traditional music, all in celebration of the international spirit of the holiday season. An Irish Christmas features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Caterina Coyne (principal dancer, Riverdance), the award-winning Tyler Schwartz and Connor Reider (principal dancer Celtic Fyre, St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, The Chieftains), as well as the Kerry Dance Troupe, The Kerry Voice Squad and the Kerry Traditional Orchestra - 16 singers and dancers in all. A memorable night that sparkles with the charm and magic that only this festive time of year can bring, songs literally spin out of the mists and into the familiar refrains of "Silent Night," "Twelve Days of Christmas," "Carol of the Bells," all accompanied by superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, and bodhrans. "Genuinely astonishing ... electric!" (The Village News)
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our 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 News Desk - Nov 25, 2018
The undisputed queen of modern flamenco, Maria Pages, vibrant ode to womanhood uses flamenco with poetry in the unforgettably beautiful and radical reimagining of the story of Bizet's heroine Carmen. Accompanied by an ensemble of dancers and six of Spain's most talented musicians, Yo, Carmen can be seen at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall from 11 - 12 March 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 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 BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Producers VenuWorks Theatricals announced today that the premier recording for their new Holiday Musical "NOËL" from Eoin Colfer and Liam Bates is now on release. Available digitally on Thursday, Nov 15thhere https://tinyurl.com/y7gqmwqq, the CD will be available worldwide, the week of November 19th. Pre-orders are now available by clicking here https://tinyurl.com/ybyt5xmn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
The 2018-2019 season includes six Broadway shows, headlined by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Blockbuster Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Also coming as part of the Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico series are Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music, Kinky Boots, and the newly-restaged Cats. RENT 20THANNIVERSARY TOUR will also tour to Popejoy as a Broadway Extra.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Celtic Woman returns to the Peace Center on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
Music and dance fill the Lackland Performing Arts Center as the Centenary Stage Company announces its 2018 - 19 full season line up of events. In addition to CSC's professional theatrical productions, the 2018 - 19 season will see the return of the January Thaw Music Festival alongside a plethora of new concerts and dance performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, continues its Flamenco Tablao series, featuring the magnificent Nélida Tirado, in its Penthouse Studio today, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm & 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, continues its Flamenco Tablao series, featuring the magnificent Nélida Tirado, in its Penthouse Studio on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm & 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
Ballet Hispanico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, continues its Flamenco Tablao series, featuring the magnificent Nelida Tirado, in its Penthouse Studio on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm & 9:30pm. Enjoy an intimate performance, with complimentary wine and small bites, and experience the ambiance of NYC's flamenco nightclub scene. Tickets start at $25 and are available at https://www.ballethispanico.org/flamencotablao.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
"Country crooners, '80s hitmakers and man's best friend are among the headlining talent Poway OnStage have lined-up for their 2018/19 Professional Performance Series. This season we are delighted to welcome old friends and new talents to the Poway stage," says Poway OnStage President and CEO Michael Rennie.  "Returning Poway OnStage alum include perennial Poway favorites and equal opportunity offenders The Capitol Steps, guitar masters the Romeros; and celebrity talents from Dancing with the Stars and American Idol performing the all-new Motown with a Twist."  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
Jersey Tap Fest, NJ's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza, celebrates its ninth year, August 9-12, in East Hanover and Morristown, NJ. The expanding 4-day festival offers a full menu of over 50 beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in tap, improvisation, body percussion, hip-hop, music theory and more. In offering optimal opportunities for students to interact with the faculty and their peers, registrants also participate in jam sessions with live accompaniment, share their own works in a student showcase, and engage in tap talks with the festival's esteemed faculty.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
Jersey Tap Fest, New Jersey's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza will conclude with TAP 'N TIME, the main stage event featuring internationally acclaimed tap dance artists, regional tap companies, and other special performers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Featuring shows from around the world and shows from around the corner, the 2018-19 Season of Performing Arts at the Harris Center for the Arts are now on sale.
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 - 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 BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month 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 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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 BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Follow the yellow brick road to the theatrical wonderland of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. where some of the finest touring productions come to full flourish on stage this autumn 2018 through spring 2019.
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
 Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) opens its 2018-19 season with a performance by duo Fire & Grace, featuring guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. Fire & Grace's programs explore the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world, showcased through the duo's own arrangements. Concerts are held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at An Beal Bocht Café in Riverdale in collaboration with ClassicalCafé, with additional performances on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. atRockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 in Manhattan, and on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Alice Austen House in Staten Island.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018
The Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose has unveiled a sensational line-up for its fall 2018 season, featuring appearances by acclaimed dancers and musicians, world-class theatre, and family-friendly events. The stellar season kicks off with the Hammer Plaza Celebration, a free event featuring live performances by innovative aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP and the innovative Bridgman|Packer Dance company performing 'Truck.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
Next up this summer at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The show runs August 1 through August 22 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.