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by Jenny Turknett - Sep 9, 2019
I still remember where I was when I got the text. I bet you do, too. You know the one, that text from your child who is completely and utterly devastated not to have gotten a coveted part.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2019
Playwright Josh Harmon's SKINTIGHT receives its west coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, already in previews. Daniel Aukin directs this neurotic family drama featuring the original stars of the Broadway production (Idina Menzel, Will Brittain and Eli Gelb), with Harry Groener, Kimberly Jürgen and Jeff Skowron rounding out the cast. I was lucky enough that Will Brittain (who plays Trey, the young, hunky boyfriend of patriarch Elliott) was able to squeeze in some time for me in his busy rehearsal schedule to answer just a few of my long list of questions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Fane Productions has announced Emmy Award-winner Ann Dowd, acclaimed for her television role as Aunt Lydia on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, as a special guest for Margaret Atwood Live on 10 September. Dowd was the recipient of the 2017 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role, and has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and won a Critics Choice Award for her work on the show. Her involvement in Margaret Atwood Live follows news that Aunt Lydia's character will return in The Testaments. Dowd also narrates Aunt Lydia's chapters for the audiobook edition of The Testaments. It was also announced that two-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins will make a guest appearance on the evening. Dowd and Hawkins join the previously announced Lily James and Margaret Atwood herself at the event, which takes place on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre and is a celebration of the global publication of the Booker-shortlisted The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid's Tale.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2019
Broadway and TV star Andy Mientus brings his Joni Mitchell tribute back to New York before hitting the West Coast with performances of this laid-back and lush night of looking back at another time and the music of a true legend.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the return of The Sixties Show back by popular demand on Friday, November 1 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the full cast for its new production of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, which is now in rehearsals and begins performances in Seattle on October 4, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Broad Stage continues their second year of blackbox @ the edye performances with Brenna Whitaker on Friday, November 1 at 8:00p
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The poor, drunken widower of a towns laundress morns for his wife, La Jesusa. But where does the guilt of this woman's death lie? A woman who has spent her life cleaning the wealthy's dirty laundry. This drunkard is not a good man but he knows intimately the filth we all leave for someone else's tired hands. This unblinking, and often hilarious look at the hypocrisy of the elite is just as fresh and relevant today as when the play first opened in 1960. Who is to blame for the death of La Jesusa? Perhaps all of us.
BWW Review: IN THE COOL COOL COOL OF THE EVENING Shines a Light on Nancy McGraw at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 21, 2019
The magnificent Nancy McGraw returns to the cabaret stage and, with Mark Nadler, presents a picture perfect night of cabaret.
by Jacob Ruscoe - Oct 16, 2019
One of the joys of reviewing shows is when I am assigned to critique a production at one of our local schools. It is an opportunity for me to watch actors perform simply for the love of theatre. More times than not, the skill of these young actors and quality of the show will rival that of what you would find at one of our local community theatres. a?oeRough Magic,a?? presented by the Booker High School VPA Theatre Department continues the long-standing tradition of excellence in youth theatre here in Sarasota.
Martha Graham Dance Company Presents APPALACHIAN SPRING And World Premiere Of THE AUDITIONS At Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Appalachian Spring, Martha Graham Dance Company Returns to its Founder's Iconic Dance, with its Pulitzer Prize-Winning Score by Aaron Copland, and Debuts The Auditions, a New Work by Schumacher and Thomasa?"Commissioned by Peak Performancesa?"Devised to Resonate with Graham's Classic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Country Dance*New York (CD*NY) is presenting A Day of Waltz & Contra Dance on Saturday, October 19, 2019 with live and lively music by two stellar musicians: Peter Siegel and Emerald Rae. No previous experience is required and it is not necessary to come with a partner. All dances will be taught.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Following the ceiling collapsed during a performance of Death of a Salesman at London's Piccadilly Theatre last night, Westminster City Council, having conducted an investigation into the incident that occurred on Wednesday night at the Piccadilly theatre, confirmed today that the incident was caused by a localised water leak. It has deemed the venue safe for use and granted permission to reopen the theatre to the public, provided the affected area is covered and off-limits until repairs are completed.
London's DEATH OF A SALESMAN Announces New Temporary Venue Following Ceiling Collapse At Piccadilly Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Following the ceiling collapsed during a performance of Death of a Salesman at London's Piccadilly Theatre last night, the production has announced a number of modified performances.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2019
There is something about Hatty Ryan King a?" the young woman playing Alice Murphy in Lipscomb University Theatre's superb production of Bright Star (the recent Broadway musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) now onstage at Collins Alumni Auditorium through November 10 a?" that sets her apart from her peers, that makes her seem destined for greatness and which ensures that every role she takes on is elevated by her unerring instincts, her palpable presence and her inestimable talent.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
After the raging success of 'Voulez-Vous?'- Theatre C's homage to Paris' Moulin Rouge this past April - RETRO FACTORY returns with a new #TBT extravaganza.
Composer Augusta Read Thomas And Choreographer Troy Schumacher Present World Premiere Work For Martha Graham Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Peak Performances presents the Martha Graham Dance Company, comprising the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post), dancing the revolutionary choreographer's Appalachian Spring. The company celebrates the 75th anniversary of this enduringly powerful work with a dynamic, lyrical new dance that resonates with Graham's classic: Peak Performances commission The Auditions, choreographed by Troy Schumacher to an original score by composer Augusta Read Thomas, and performed by seven Martha Graham Dance Company members.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
An exhilarating weekend of performances, master classes and social events featuring some of the most important voices in contemporary dance today, the Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival comes to Tempe Center for the Arts. Tightly curated by a panel of nationally recognized adjudicators, this annual festival features cutting-edge choreographers, filmmakers and performers from Arizona and around the nation.
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Deadline reports that Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Bell, Tracy Morgan, Karlie Kloss, Aaron Rodgers and Alex Rodriguez will star in individual episodes of Quibi's upcoming series 'Thanks a Million.'
by Vicki Trask - Nov 23, 2019
Mamma Mia is one of those contemporary classics. It's a guaranteed hit anywhere you play it because the songs as recognizable, the story is fun and playful, and it is at once heartfelt and outlandish. But that doesn't mean you can ignore the fact that the dancing is action-packed, the songs have a sincere meaning behind them and Mamma Mia is a well-known musical with expectation in its performance more than most shows.
by Karis Rogerson - Nov 2, 2019
This is the 12th year Sullivan has held a celebration of artists born in a 20th century year, 100 years after their birth; many of the songs were originally composed by Ervin Drake, though the show also hosted tributes to Liberace, Nat King Cole, and Tennessee Ernie Ford.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm.
by Marianka Swain - May 4, 2019
As politicians and pundits dissect the local election results, Duncan Macmillan serves up a blistering new adaptation of an 1886 work that feels eerily like a 2019 commentary. Move over, James Graham - it turns out Ibsen has supplied the political play for today.
by Herbert Paine - May 30, 2019
The 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT (in its third year!) boasts a magnificent cast in a powerhouse production that celebrates the genius and imagination of its author, Jonathan Larson. The show, now on stage for a brief run at ASU's Gammage Auditorium, is, in every respect a compelling and intensely human narrative ~ a mix of exhilaration, wit, and poignancy. One after another of knockout performances bring life to Larson's memorable songs, and a solid gold orchestra, conducted by Matthew DeMaria, brings his music all the way home to the heart.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Anne Frank's diary is one of the best-known artifacts documenting daily life during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Anne Frank's ability to describe every event in detail brings a deep understanding of the horrors of the time.
by Michael Dale - May 21, 2019
There's a scene in poet-turned-playwright Aziza Barnes' fast and furiously funny debut stage piece, BLKS, where the main characters, a trio of black Brooklyn women in their 20s 'out on a mission to resurrect our fly back' find themselves at the corner of Prince Street and Broadway, where the N,R subway station entrance displays the faces of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in an ad for their Netflix comedy series, 'Grace and Frankie,' a show about two women who are there for each other during life's rough patches. In another time, the station might have shown an ad for 'Girls' or 'Sex and The City,' or any other such high-profile program where the default setting for the women who stick together is white.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
The Green Room 42 presents the debut performance of New York City based band Stereo Dawn on Sunday, May 19th at 9:30pm. Standout performer on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, Enter Laughing) and multi-talented music director/orchestrator, Will Van Dyke (Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots, RENT) make their Green Room 42 concert debut. Inspired by singer-songwriters of the 90s, boy bands of the 2000s and contemporary music of today, this duo will be joined by some of New York's best musicians to perform a set of all new, original tunes. After years of experience bringing new musicals to life on Broadway, regionally and across the world, there's new music on the horizon.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Ahead of the release of their new album Across The Field on June 14th, duo House and Land have released the defiant, empowering single 'Carolina Lady.' Where the traditional folk song frames the titular lady misogynisticly as a prize to be won, House and Land reclaim power by eliminating the lyrics and replacing them with an improvised instrumental interpretation of the song's melody with electric guitar and fiddle, a testament to their agency and skill.
by Bruce Apar - May 12, 2019
It's a fun-house mirror of Americana arcana, reminding us that the reason blood is thicker than water is because it's larded with toxic sentiment
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Marisa Gold grew up quite a distance from the Great Depression, which might as well have been not just another time, but another world. Still, she heard stories of what life was like back then.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019
The Skin of Our Teeth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning tribute to the indestructibility of the human race by Thornton Wilder, opens on the beautiful outdoor stage at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on Saturday,July 13, where performances continue through Sept. 29.
by Monica Moore - Jun 18, 2019
This magnificent story delivers the message of the strength of the human spirit in the face of the inhumane. The investment in both hope and dignity is craftily woven between cast and audience capturing and connecting us to both the trauma and the triumph of the human spirit. This is a must see; a reminder of what happened in the not too distant past and a push to think about our present and future.
by Hayley Westwood - Jun 17, 2019
Grace, beauty, humor, anger, and love abound in CenterPoint Legacy's stunning rendition of MY FAIR LADY.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 29, 2019
Last year, in 2018, the third annual Dancers For Good Benefit supporting the Actors Fund Dancers Resource in East Hampton was so impressive that I challenged the founders to 'high-kick it up a notch even higher next year'. I'm thrilled to announce that not only did they clearly accept that challenge, they superseded all expectations!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Things may have been quiet for the last decade on the “label” front, but the Elephant Six Recording Company -- home of The Apples in stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, and more -- never really ever went away; I guess you could say it just took a really long nap. In 2019, the slumber is over as the E6 label imprint relaunches with a series of reissues, new albums, and some first-time-ever-released-to-the-public releases from the deep archives (we'll save that announcement for another time, but you won't believe it when we tell you).
by Don Grigware - Jul 22, 2019
Actress/singer par excellence Lisa Donahey presented her Big 50th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's Friday July 19 and did an encore performance Sunday July 21. I attended Friday and had a great time. Donahey has an infectious personality. Her charisma is enormous, as she talks directly to her audience, including them in the repartee - with a bevy of surprises - and has a joyous time doing it. Backed by six extraordinary musicians* with virtuoso musical director David Arana at the keyboard, the show came in at almost two hours, but was so enjoyable, the time flew by, literally. Donahey had two glorious backup singers Lyndsay Dodoras and Billye Johnstone
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2019
Some questionable casting choices and a book by Chad Beguelin that's filled with a little too many eyeroll worthy anachronistic jokes, aside, the touring production has a few elements that make a trip to the Kennedy Center worth it.
Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring Clive Owen, Anna Gunn and Lia Williams
by Review Roundups - Jul 16, 2019
Tennessee William's The Night of the Iguana plays a strictly limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre. The cast is led by Golden Globe-winner Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) who returns to the West End as Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon for the first time in 18 years; Lia Williams (The Crown, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes; two-time Emmy Award-winner Anna Gunn (Deadwood, Breaking Bad) in her West End debut as Maxine Faulk and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) as Nonno. Let's see what the critics had to say!
by Monica Moore - Jul 11, 2019
Set in post-Nazi Netherlands, the story is delivered through the eyes of 9 year old Thomas and highlights his perspective on the domestic violence within his family headed by an abusive Christian fundamentalist. Underpinning the story is the great kindness that people are able to give despite their circumstances and the willingness to stand up for love even from a position of apparent powerlessness. I can't help but think of our own social problems here in New Zealand and how this play is an excellent reflection of how a community can overcome.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
On Saturday, December 14th, Country Dance*New York (CD*NY) will present Fall Fling, an afternoon and evening of contra dancing and live, high energy music performed by a group of exceptional musicians in the contra dance band, The Dam Beavers, with the proceedings led by nationally famed caller Lisa Greenleaf. All are welcome. No previous experience in dancing is required, and no partner is necessary. The caller teaches the patterns of each dance, making contra dancing fun and easy for all. Fall Fling will take place at Brooklyn Waldorf School, 11 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Loving's intimate, lo-fi psychedelic folk songs inspire a sense of ease, yet are deceptively intricate. They offer a space to ruminate in life's uncertainties and acknowledge the often strange journey of being alive.
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 3, 2019
In Arena Stage's Dear Jack, Dear Louise, Jake Epstein is not only talking about another period, but another form of communication, one long since forgotten by society a?' letters.
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 13, 2019
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2019
Harry Connick Jr. is making his official return to Broadway tonight with the opening night of Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter. To celebrate, we're looking back at his turn in Broadway's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Tony winner Jessie Mueller. Check out this video to get a peek inside the show's opening night festivities, including a special peek at Jessie's first time ever meeting Harry's former co-star Kelli O'Hara!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Doug Mishler performs as Teddy Roosevelt for three events at the Greenville Winter Chautauqua Festival Jan 31 a?" Feb 2, 2020, in Greenville and Fountain Inn, SC. Prior to the performances, AV Huff presents a special Chautauqua Talk about Teddy Roosevelt's life Jan 14, 2020 in Greenville.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
In Cold War-era American suburbia, two housewives clash over issues of cultural identity, gender, and fertility in a world where the concept of the 'Ideal Woman' is as ready-made as a Betty Crocker cake mix.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Rockwell Table & Stage in association with actor, singer, and human empowerment ambassador Anthea Neri and associate producer Danny Bernardo proudly present the D.I.V.A. Speakeasy Salon, a variety show full of burlesque, music, magic, comedy, and more. Hosted by Neri and Bernardo, the D.I.V.A. Speakeasy Salon transforms the Rockwell into an all-encompassing, vintage experience that mixes the subversiveness of the Kit Kat Club with the immersiveness of Westworld. Planned as an ongoing series, the inaugural event will take place on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8pm at Rockwell Table & Stage. Admission is $20 and tickets can be reserved at http://bit.ly/DIVA820.
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Trevor Rosen, hit songwriter and founding member of ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Twelve6 Entertainment. The deal includes publishing on Rosen's existing catalog of hits in addition to his new compositions going forward.