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by Student Blogger: Meg Graff - Oct 30, 2019
This tech week is a rough one. Now, I know that no tech is a walk in the park, but trying to manage a particularly rough spot with my own mental health and to be fully present and active as a member of a creative team doesn't make things any easier.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Author C. S. Boyack is pleased to announce the release his new paranormal superhero novel, Viral Blues. Independently released in September 2019, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Celebrating eight decades of a historic jazz record label, the Harris Center welcomes Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration--The State of Jazz 2019, featuring three jazz stars, each with a stellar band ready to sizzle Stage One. Performing with her trio, a?oeKandace Springs has a voice that would melt snowa?? (Prince). James Francies has worked with jazz royalty from Christian McBride to Pat Metheny; performing with his trio, he's a?oea pianist with liquid dynamism in his toucha?? (New York Times). Finally, saxophonist James Carter has 18 recordings under his own name; he a?oecan be sumptuously romantic or exhilaratingly funkya?? He's at his earthiest and most accessible with this classic Hammond organ trio lineupa?? (Guardian) which he'll have in tow with him for the tour.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
The de Blasio Administration today announced the launch of the IDNYC renewal campaign, new and returning benefit partners, and the IDNYC Middle School Card. With the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching and the first set of cards set to expire beginning in January 2020, the program has also introduced a new card design and a comprehensive, citywide advertising and targeted outreach campaign to promote renewals. IDNYC is the largest and most successful municipal ID program in the country with over 1.3 million cardholders.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
San Francisco Opera presents Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, November 15–December 7. Last seen on the War Memorial Opera House stage nearly two decades ago, the popular fairy-tale opera returns in an “enchanting” (The Times, UK) new co-production with London's Royal Opera by director and production designer Antony McDonald. Humperdinck's sweeping score will be conducted by Christopher Franklin and sung in English translation by a cast including mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke as Hansel, Heidi Stober as Gretel and Robert Brubaker as the Witch.
by Cary Ginell - Oct 29, 2019
An interview with Beverly and Kirby Ward, producers and directors of the new production of 'Big River' at the Rubicon Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Town Hall Theatre celebrates the holidays with a delightfully original take on the classic Brothers Grimm story, CINDERELLA: A Fairytale, as part of our 75TH 'TRANSFORMATIONS' Season. CINDERELLA: A Fairytale will have 12 performances, including two previews, December 5 through December 21, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 - $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
More than 40 years ago, before the Village Halloween Parade was even a glimmer in the eye of Greenwich Village, Theater for the New City launched its own Village Halloween Costume Ball. That started with a parade and party that gradually led to today's huge Village Halloween parade.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
A workshop of Leslie Bricusse's musical SAMMY will be presented by Anthology Theatre Productions and Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment on Thursday 31 October to an invited audience of producers, theatre owners and investors. Olivier Award-winning actor, singer, writer, and director, Clarke Peters will direct recent Olivier Award-winner Giles Terera in the title role in this rousing musical written by Oscar and Grammy Award winning composer, lyricist and playwright Leslie Bricusse.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham today announce a brand new production and UK tour of Ronald Harwood's highly acclaimed drama The Dresser starring the much loved UK entertainer Julian Clary as Norman and Olivier Award winner Matthew Kelly as 'Sir'. Directed by Terry Johnson, The Dresser will run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre from 10 to 19 September 2020 followed by Theatre Royal Bath from 21 to 26 September where it will have its opening night for press on 23 September 2020. The production will continue to tour until Spring 2021 with further dates and venues to be announced in due course. Tickets for Cheltenham and Bath go on sale tomorrow.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the tenth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Chanel DaSilva, Tsai Hsi Hung, Pablo Sánchez (recipient of the inaugural Zach Lazar Winning Works Fellowship, named in honor of former Joffrey Board Chair Zach Lazar) and Durante Verzola.
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 BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz and  considered among the world's leading children's choirs, announces its 2019-2020 season.
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 21, 2019
The musical A Little Princess by Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley, is based on the 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It first appeared on stage in Mountain View, California in 2004 and premiered in London in 2018. The story opens with Sara Crewe in her room at her school in London. She tells Becky, a maid at the school, about her life growing up in Africa and how she came to be in London. The musical takes the audience on a journey filled with memories, wild flights of imagination, magic, heartbreak, friendship, and love.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
Duncan Macmillan's Lungs is directed by Matthew Warchus and stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith. The show began previews on 14 October. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their ninth season of original indie theatre with SHE WROTE 'I LOVE YOU' ON THE WALL OF DEATH! The three new plays, inspired by Pulp novels, debut on Thursday, October 24 at 8pm, downstairs at Von Bar on 3 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, the show is the last installment of D3C's fall 2019 season. Admission is free.
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019
New York's school system is among the most segregated in the country. Student activists are demanding change. Can a new schools chancellor finally deliver equal opportunities for all?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University continues the 2019/20 season this November and December with an array of dance, theater, opera, and music from around the world through programs from Great Performances at Mason, the Family Series, as well as signature events from Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and renowned trumpet master Nicholas Payton will be performing live in concert with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Evan Yionoulis, Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard's Drama Division, announced today that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman will step down as co-director of Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at the end of the 2019-20 academic year
by Debbie Hall - Oct 16, 2019
Hard to believe, on Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr. borrowed $800 from his family to begin Tamla Record Company as part of Motown Records Corporation in Detroit. The company was briefly known as Hitsville USA before becoming the soundtrack of life, Motown. Motor City Nights brings this significant time in American music history with its tribute show on the M Pavilion stage at The M Resort Spa and Casino on Oct. 19.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 16, 2019
A true original continues to stake her claim as one of cabaret's greats with a new show titled DECADENT STANDARDS.
by Broadwaysted - Nov 8, 2019
This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to be sitting down and chatting with the incredible Melissa Errico! We're pouring out Milagro Tequila as Melissa spills about the production of My Fair Lady she starred in, her amazing experiences performing internationally, and her early beginnings professionally as the first major replacement in a little show called Les Miserables.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 8, 2019
ometimes it's nice not to have to follow a dramatic storyline throughout a ballet, and just be able to enjoy the performances, the artistry, the costumes, the captivating choreography and the whole presentation. This, is such a ballet. Before the performance began, there was a wonderful, informative and interesting lecture, or talk, given on the expansive and beautiful mezzanine of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion by Elizabeth Kaye. It's worth the fight through the rush-hour traffic to get there in time to listen to her expound on the history and trademarks of this impeccable and invaluable Ballet Company. It so enhances everything when you see the performance. It is an offering from Glory Kaufman Presents: Dance at the Music Center at the Los Angeles' premiere venue for dance, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents The White Card, the first time this play has been staged on a college campus. It is a theater production by award winning writer Claudia Rankine. The White Card opens on November 21st and runs through November 24th in the Studio Theater on the UCSB campus. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney, UCSB students come together to express crucial ideas about race in our society. 
by Greer Firestone - Nov 7, 2019
The year is 1960. The place is Aldersgate Church Canteen on a Saturday night. Springer Jr. High student Greer Firestone is in attendance along with most of his classmates. #1. The DJ intones 'ladies choice' and spins a?oeWill You Still Love Me Tomorrowa?? by The Shirelles. #2. The girls swarm to form a line in front of Firestone in faint hopes of being enraptured by his rakish, boyish charm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Michael Billington, the Guardian's chief theatre critic, has announced he is stepping down from the role, according to The Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, created by the producers of the musical WICKED in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the celebratory 10th anniversary year of a?oethe prestigious awardsa?? (The Times). Full details can be found at
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Showstoppers (Best Entertainment and Family Show Olivier Award winners 2016) will be returning to London's West End this November and December, to make all your kids' Christmas story wishes come true! The Showstoppers' Christmas Kids Show! can be found in The Paradiso Speigeltent as part of 'Christmas in Leicester Square' from 23rd November - 1st December 2019.
by Walter McBride - Nov 4, 2019
This holiday season, Times Square celebrates the creativity of Broadway designers and the power of live theater with four Show Globes. These globes feature designs inspired by some of the most-loved musicals on Broadway and invite passersby to admire the imagination and talent that give life to every show. The 2019 Show Globes are inspired by the designs of Ain't Too Proud a?" The Life and Times of The Temptations, Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Wicked.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 15, 2019
La Clique is a fast-paced spectacle that astonishes and entertains in equal measure, making for a good night out on the town.
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2019
David Foster has released a new song called 'Something to Shout About' from the Betty Boop musical he is working on. The track is sung by Katharine McPhee.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
San Francisco Opera presents Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, November 15–December 7.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Executive Producer, Jeremy Handelman / Off The Leash Productions, LLC with Times Sq Productions, LLC will present an invite-only, industry presentation of Stephen Lloyd Helper's Up and Down, starring Mary Bacon (Broadway: Rock and Roll, Arcadia), Robert Creighton (Broadway: Disney's FROZEN. NYC: Cagney) and Isabella Rossellini (Film: Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her). The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 West 43rd Street). 
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Productions' production of Mary Poppins has now returned to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre, marking the first time this new production has been seen in London.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Times-Union Center with performances from Thursday, November 21 a?" December 1.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Disney Media Networks is participating in the World's Ultimate Toy Drive campaign to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Program and help bring joy to less fortunate children throughout the U.S. this holiday season. The campaign runs through Dec. 15, 2019, with various activations from across the company to inspire kids and families to join in the season of giving by giving back to those who need it most. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Following their acclaimed, record-breaking production of 'Guys & Dolls' in 2018, The Mill at Sonning today announces the cast for its 2019 Christmas musical, 'Singin' in the Rain', based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, with 1,000 litres of water pumped onto the tiny stage at every show.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
A true musical citizen of the world, French born, NYC based vocalist Chloe Perrier has one goal every time she and her French Heart Jazz Band take the stage at clubs throughout Manhattan - to make people happy and transport them away from the chaos and stress of life in the modern world. Drawing from such influences as Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie, the singer uses her velvety voice, spellbinding style and charming accent to transform any room she plays into a realm harkening back to the golden age of jazz.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Those mischief-makers of hot Jazz, The Hot Sardines, make a joyful return to SOPAC with The Hot Sardines' Holiday Stomp! on  Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Height of the Storm, written by Tony Award® nominee Florian Zeller (The Father), translated by two-time Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day's Journey into Night) is beginning its final two weeks of performances. After being extended, the play must close on Sunday, November 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents The White Card, the first time this play has been staged on a college campus. It is a theater production by award winning writer Claudia Rankine. The White Card opens on November 21st and runs through November 24th in the Studio Theater on the UCSB campus. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney, UCSB students come together to express crucial ideas about race in our society. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
'Come on down folks, it's gonna be a great time!' says George Woodard - one of the Vermont All-Star performers who are banding together on Thursday November 21 for the 6th Annual LNT-AID: a benefit concert for Lost Nation Theater.
by Jade Kops - Nov 10, 2019
The promise of good things in return for good behavior is considered in Arinzé Kene's one man play GOOD DOG.
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 10, 2019
Lainie has performed in Nightclubs, Grand Hotels, and Concert Halls around the world. She partnered with Hugh Hefner and opened a?oeLainie's Rooma?? and a?oeLainie's Room Easta?? at the Los Angeles and New York Playboy Clubs. Lainie recorded five albums for MGM and she produced her most recent CD's with David Benoit for Music Masters label a?oeIn The Groovea?? and a?oeBody and Soula??.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
“I try to write things that make me chuckle, and that chuckling is usually making peace with the existential dilemma of both the times and life in general,” Nashville singer and storyteller Darrin Bradbury says of his music. “A lot of times, it's like a challenge. It is like, 'All right, I'm starting this song off about squirrels, comparing them to Romeo and Juliet. Can I bring this sucker home? Can I make that idea work?'”
by - Nov 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for November, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Times Square Alliance unveiled today the first holiday “Show Globes” in Times Square on the Broadway Plaza between 44th and 45th Streets. The event included remarks by the Alliance President, Tim Tompkins as well as representatives from each of the four Broadway shows. “Show Globes” will be on display in Times Square through December 26, 2019.
by Cary Ginell - Nov 1, 2019
An innovative immersive production, in which orchestra musicians step on stage to perform with the cast and an in-the-round configuration, highlights Rubicon Theatre Company's evocative, atmospheric production of 'Big River.' With a score by country music's Roger Miller, 'Big River' won 7 Tonys in 1985. The cast features Broadway veterans Josey Montana McCoy, David Aron Damane, and, in a special appearance, Renn Woods as Alice.