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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Random Acts Presents SCARY STORIES: ARE YOU AFRAID?, featuring ten world premiere tales by some of the country's most exciting playwrights. Performances take place at Otherworld Theatre (3914 N. Clark).
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 7, 2019
Every other year the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska hosts a special event for all Broadway fans. BROADWAY AT THE LIED will be held this year on Wednesday, September 11, at 7:30 pm.
by Herbert Paine - Sep 6, 2019
If you believe that things happen for a reason, that redemption is possible, and that perhaps lives that are torn apart can be made whole again, then this BRIGHT STAR is the one to follow. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, directed by Tim Dietlein, runs through October 5th at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert, AZ.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Kathy Strain - Sep 30, 2019
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been one of the most beloved shows since it was first written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. With the release of the American album in 1970, it has become known as the a?oeBrown Albuma?? based on the original cover. It became an instant hit in households all over the United States. As the cast prepares for opening night in Austin at the Bass Concert Hall, BWW caught up with Jenna Rubaii who plays Mary.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
The Capitol Steps, America's political musical satire troupe that has been putting the a?oemocka?? in democracy for over nine Presidential elections, returns to Northampton's Academy of Music Theatre with their all new touring showThe Lyin' Kings for one performance only, October 18 at 7:30PM. The Northampton appearance of The Capitol Steps is presented by Mike Thornton Agency, LLC and sponsored by New England Public Radio.
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man will indeed return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Recently, Marvel and Sony stood at odds and announced that any Spider-Man films at the studio would be canceled; today, the companies returned to the table to strike a new deal.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Student Blogger: Emily Bonifacio - Sep 25, 2019
This past weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a production of Spamalot at the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Center for the Arts and it inspired me to discuss not only the importance of seeing theatre but also how there is so much theatre that is around you that you haven't yet discovered. This was my first time at this theatre, and it's about an hour and a half from Savannah. I was thrilled to learn there was another avenue to see more theatre that wasn't too far from where I lived.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Random Acts presents SCARY STORIES: ARE YOU AFRAID?, featuring ten world premiere tales by some of the country's most exciting playwrights. Performances take place at Otherworld Theatre (3914 N. Clark).
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Back in July, Felix Cartal released his dancefloor-friendly melodic house single 'Over It' ft. Veronica, and now he delivers the full experience with the release of its official music video. Lending vibrant life to the groovy track through a series of raw, blurry and vivid imagery, the video depicts the story of a woman letting go of a past love by reliving the passionate and adventurous memories of her youth. It draws the viewer in with emotional and realistic vignettes from the beginning until the very end, when the final catharsis of truly being 'Over It' occurs. Relatable to anyone who has struggled with releasing past trauma, Felix Cartal once again has created a masterful visual accompaniment to a track that strikes a chord in the hearts of many. Press play on the 'Over It' music video and prepare for your own version of letting go.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage have announced their exciting 5 show Adelaide Fringe season, which includes producing collaborations with award winning UK producer Fragility London and Australian producer Big Mood.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Rainbow Sun Productions in Killer Kabaret: Villains and Horror Characters on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. One. Two. They're coming for you! There's nowhere to hide!
by Gary Naylor - Sep 12, 2019
Gary Naylor reflects on ten years as a BroadwayWorld reviewer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
With great excitement, Teatro ZinZanni today announced the name and chef for their new restaurant Wheelhouse, a new gathering place for both locals and visitors to experience set to open mid-October 2019 within the world-renowned wine and outdoor destination. The name is an ode to the prominence of the railway line that ran along the site and the wheelhouse is a device for switching locomotives from one track to another. Located in the heart of Woodinville's Hollywood District neighborhood, Wheelhouse will be the newest addition to the Hollywood Station campus at the former Redhook brewery site, which is also home to Teatro ZinZanni's productions and world headquarters, as well as DeLille Cellars and Sparkman Cellars.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces the final Rolling World Premiere production of Jump by Charly Evon Simpson opening this week. Following productions at PlayMakers Rep, Milagro/Confrontation Theatre, and Actor's Express, Jump by Charly Evon Simpson concludes its Roll with Shrewd Productions (September 13 - 29, 2019).
by Josh Stent - Sep 10, 2019
Moira Finucane's The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction will transport you to an alternative translucent universe. Best described as a melting pot of different artistic styles blended into one, this version of The Rapture will challenge your viewpoint of humanity and our effects on the environment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Aspen's Wheeler Opera House is pleased to announce the return of Women's Adventure Film Tour on November 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM, with an all new set of short films celebrating amazing women. Aspen adventure film junkies won't want to miss this evening of skiing, cliff diving, paragliding, hiking, and more! Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com. The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the incomparable Tony Award nominees NELL BENJAMIN and LAURENCE O'KEEFE in I REMEMBER IT DIFFERENTLY, their return to the venue as they showcase songs from some of their most beloved musicals.
BWW Interview: PTC's Karen Azenberg on Concert Productions, Including the Upcoming DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 8, 2019
For several years now, each season at Pioneer Theatre Company has included a concert production of a musical, including THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CHESS, IN THE HEIGHTS, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Always audience and critics' favorites, they feature a unique production style transported from New York City by artistic director Karen Azenberg. This year's show--DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, playing October 18-19--will surely prove to be no different. Azenberg graciously took time from her demanding preparation schedule to describe these concert productions and give a sneak peek of what's to come with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.
by Student Blogger: Shelbi Cornelison - Oct 7, 2019
Congratulations! After months of countless auditions, Unifeds, interviews, callbacks, portfolio reviews and the dreaded waiting (and inevitable acceptance and denial) period you have final found a collegiate theatrical home...only to find out that it's not actually your home. Now, you're left debating whether or not starting the entire process all over again is really worth the risk of coming out empty-handed in the end.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Edward Albee's Occupant, Theater J's second show of its 19/20 season, begins performances in the renovated Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on November 7, 2019 and continues through December 8, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Broadway Superhero Party! on November 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm. Peter Parker, Gamora, Thor, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers--your friendly neighborhood superheroes go from page to screen to stage in The Broadway Superhero Party! Join a cast of Broadway's mightiest heroes as they celebrate their favorite superheros and what they mean to them. You never know what can happen when superheroes let loose - this is a crossover both Broadway and comic lovers will be lining up for!
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
As they prepare to hit the road from this Halloween, DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST are serving up an early treat to sink your teeth into: an electrifying live rendition of 'No Fun', surgically spliced with Lizzo's 'Juice' and The Strokes classic 'Reptilia'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG), which recently concluded its 20th Anniversary season of shows with its critically acclaimed hit production of SWEENEY TODD, is thrilled to announce that one of the country's finest musical theatre performers Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo will take on the lead role of Dina in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical THE BAND'S VISIT, which opens Atlantis' 2020 Season in March.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Performances of a?oeA Christmas Carola?? always seem so cheery and festive, yet that may not have been the reality of Victorian England. In the latest iteration of a?oeInvasion: Christmas Carola?? by Dad's Garage, director Amber Nash brings a dark, stark touch of reality to the classic tale.
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Rock band We The Kings is turning up the volume with their brand new single 'Turn It Up,' out now via S-Curve Records/BMG. The song comes ahead of the band's upcoming tour with Simple Plan and State Champs, as well as a series of headline shows, that will see We The Kings performing around the country.
by Jim Munson - Oct 25, 2019
Ray of Light's (ROL's) production of The Rocky Horror Show filled me with hope for the youth of America. Lest that sound a bit strange, allow me to explain. Yes, ROL's a?oeRockya?? delivers in spades on the sexy entertainment value of this transgressive, go-for-broke show. But a?" it is also grounded in layers and layers of queer showbiz history even though it is presented by performers and designers who are way too young to have been around for the real thing. Taking the written-in-the-1970s-but-set-in-the-1950s show as its starting point, this production adds loopy gay cultural references from the 1930s right up to the present day - as if concocted by some crazed drag queen and thrown into a blender to see if it will explode. Surprisingly, it never does and it somehow all works.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
In an age where everyday tasks are assisted or completed by technology, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Marjorie Prime, makes us question what technology cana?"and what it cannota?"replace in our lives. Marjorie Prime will open up in the Side Door Theatre on Friday, November 8, and will run through Saturday, November 16, 2019. This limited run will have 8 performances across 9 days including a matinee performance on Saturday, November 16. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org, or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732. Marjorie Prime is sponsored by AARP.
by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 24, 2019
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are reprising their celebrated roles as Will, Grace, Karen and Jack for one last time in the farewell season of beloved NBC sitcom.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Following the September release of her album 'My Time Is Now'a?"the first recording to make use of George Gershwin's recently restored piano at the University of Michigana?"violinist and New York City-based alumna Haerim Elizabeth Lee will perform with pianist Alex Brown at Britton Recital Hall Oct. 28.
by Katie Laban - Oct 23, 2019
Raise your hand if you have ever discovered something new, Googled it, found the Wikipedia page, which then made you go off on a flurry of related topics and suddenly time has just passed by? I'll raise both hands because I'm not ashamed to say that this happens to me often. Sunday was one of those days, all thanks to the fantastic production of Silent Sky at Detroit Mercy Theatre Company who educated me on Henrietta Leavitt. The Lauren Gunderson play is the fascinating true story about the 19th century astronomer who was hired to join a group of women a?oecomputersa?? and living in an age when women could neither vote nor express an original idea. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Leavitt and her female colleagues at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that remain vital more than a century later. The simplicity and elegance of this production of Silent Sky made the importance of Gunderson's words stand out to the audience and the cast of five worked seamlessly together to bring this impactful and moving production to life. It is a brilliant piece of Michigan theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. And now, you can watch this team of high energy improv comedians two times a week.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Just announced! Star Kitchen, the most recent side project from Marc Brownstein, has announced a late-night show at New York City's Sony Hall during The Disco Biscuits' New Years Eve run.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Grammy winning, singer-songwriter Curt Chambers pays homage to one of his favorite country music superstars with a hard-hitting rendition of “Don't Rock the Jukebox.” The Philadelphia native infused his love of rock and blues into the remake of the classic 90's country anthem and deliberately dropping the single two days before Alan Jackson's Birthday. Jackson celebrated three decades of music and his first record deal this year. The tribute to Jackson is also intended to celebrate the impact he has made on artists and musicians in the country music world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation has announced the next group of guests confirmed for their popular a?oeLive at the Lortela?? podcast focused on Off-Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Capitol Steps, America's political musical satire troupe that has been putting the a?oemocka?? in democracy for over nine Presidential elections, returns to Sanders Theatre on the Harvard campus in Cambridge for their 20th anniversary Thanksgiving Weekend performances, Saturday, November 30, at 5PM and 8PM. This year's show isThe Lyin' Kings.
BWW REVIEW: A Reminder To Be Kind, Even To The Person At The End Of A Phone, FULLY COMMITTED Is A Fabulous Comedy Showcasing The Contessa Treffone's Versatility
by Jade Kops - Oct 15, 2019
Contessa Treffone shines in Becky Mode's fabulous solo comedy about how people treat those they feel are beneath them in FULLY COMMITTED.
by Student Blogger: Shelbi Cornelison - Oct 12, 2019
Living in one of the most expensive cities in the United States as a stereotypically broke college student sounds like a financial disaster on paper. Especially when you're like me and have zero economic impulse control. As the internet youths would say, '[My money] is here for a good time. Not a long time.' And living just steps from some of the most iconic Broadway theatres and productions doesn't help my case much either.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program presents David Lindsay-Abaire's crazy comedy, Fuddy Meers, directed by Suzy Willhoft and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest's finest actors. This production will play Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 1, 2019
Colbie Smulders returns to tv as Dex Perios in the show a?oeStumptowna??, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Greg Rucka to bring her back to our televisions screens on ABC.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 8, 2019
Golden nuggets of wisdom, from Julio Monge: 'Work requires work. You don't need to speak English or a common language to connect to other people. Things should be protected and blessed. The best technology in theater is the simplest one. Nothing replaces the human spirit. People are attracted to creativity.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
The Capitol Steps, America's political musical satire troupe that has been putting the a?oemocka?? in democracy for over nine Presidential elections, returns to Sanders Theatre on the Harvard campus in Cambridge for their 20th anniversary Thanksgiving Weekend performances, Saturday, November 30, at 5PM and 8PM. This year's show isThe Lyin' Kings, produced by The Mike Thornton Agency LLC, and sponsored by 90.9FM WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station. .
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
The inimitable Sandra Bernhard will perform her all new show a?oeQUICK SANDa?? at The Faena Theater at The Faena Hotel at 3201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL November 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 11pm.
by Student Blogger: Olivia Tewksbury - Nov 7, 2019
So you've gotten the email. You've been called back for the role you really want! Sheet music and Scene sides are attached. You're halfway there! But your palms start sweating as you realize the inevitable: There are 5 or more people out there who just got the same email as you and are up for the same role. You may be asking yourself: How do I stand out? How will I know what the director wants? How should I dress?
by Kristen Morale - Nov 6, 2019
Presented by Little Shadow Productions and Art Farm, and with music by Emmy Award-winning Paul Rudolph, ALL HALLOWS EVE is an immersive experience that compels its audience to adopt the belief of a child - to open up its collective mind and believe in something whose existence cannot be simply explained away like a magic trick. Although, this production is not just about suspension of belief; indeed, it is not meant for children at all.
by Natalia Jarczynska - Nov 4, 2019
Do you still remember how it was to opening an envelope with developed photos from an event that had happened long time before? It's the same when you go to see a play inspired by one of your favorite movies: you never know if it will be that good as you remembered. You will be pleased or mad. I was mad. Because it was too short - Seb, please: I wanted more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation has announced the next group of guests confirmed for their popular “Live at the Lortel” podcast focused on Off-Broadway. Each taping lasts about 60 minutes – with 45 minutes of moderated conversation with host Eric Ostrow and 15 minutes for audience questions. The next round of tapings will all take place on Monday, December 2, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. As always, tickets are free to the public and can be reserved by visiting www.liveatthelortel.com.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 10, 2019
You never know what's just around the corner and that's the fascinating thing about discovering cabaret artists who are new to your milieu. Last night it was at the corner of 71st Street and 2nd Avenue at the Beach Cafe. Friend Ron Abel, one of the music industry's preeminent pianists/ arranger/music directors in his heads up to me about this artist said …“Sometimes you get lucky. You get to work with a smart actress whose ability to understand a lyric translates to her being able to take the song to a place that people haven't heard before. And then, she has the vocal range and ability to take it that one step further.” That folks is Lianne Marie Dobbs who while new to me is well known by cabaret enthusiasts.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Enjoy The Ride Records in conjunction with S-Curve Records are proud to announce We The Kings self-titled album, on vinyl for the very first time. Originally released in 2007, the Florida pop punk band took the world by storm after posting a handful of songs to the then-popular website PureVolume.