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Comic Gilbert Gottfried Comes to CRT Downtown This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown is pleased to present one of the most sought-after comics in the country, Gilbert Gottfried, Friday, May 12 at 7:30 PM for one night only.  (more...)

NORTHBOUND Goes from Stage to Free Screen Showing May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

Following a successful run at Theater for the New City, Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, is back this time on the screen. (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Spinning Tree Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 30, 2017

Troubling premise (more...)

Bay City Players Sets Cast for Summer Run of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the musical production HAIR, by Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017


Acclaimed TV Vet Brings John Wilkes Booth to Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

 While revered writer and producer Lloyd J. Schwartz built his reputation and career in television on hit shows like The Brady Bunch, Alice, The A-Team, Baywatch and more, it has always been theatre where he's felt the most free to explore. (more...)

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Servant Stage Company to Present THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Servant Stage Company will present The Civil War, on May 28, 2017, at Lititz Springs Park and on June 4 and 11 at The Winter Visual Arts Center on the campus of Millersville University. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the 'Age of Aquarius' dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Perfect American,' a Chicago premiere opera by American composer Philip Glass. Based on American novelist Peter Stephan Jungk's 2001 novel, 'Der Konig von Amerika,' Glass' opera imagines the last three months of Walt Disney's life. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Chicago (more...)

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Skylark Vocal Ensemble & the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Present CLEAR VOICES IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Skylark Vocal Ensemble and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) present Clear Voices in the Dark, an immersive concert interspersing songs from the American Civil War with Francis Poulenc's challenging and rarely performed Figure Humaine, at Florence Gould Hall (55 E. 59th St.). Formed in 2011 by Artistic Director Matthew Guard, Skylark is a premiere a cappella vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists based in Atlanta and Boston. Skylark's music has been described as "sublimely beautiful" (Opera Obsession), and the group's lustrous voices have been praised for their ability to "sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force" ("Music for Writers," Thought Catalog). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Philip Glass's Opera, THE PERFECT AMERICAN, About Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Long Beach Opera is currently presenting the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2017, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Begins Previews Tonight for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN Opera Tells the Story of Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Long Beach Opera presents the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2-18, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Sets Records with 2016-17, Featuring COME FROM AWAY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced that it set revenue and attendance records with its 2016-2017 theatrical season, which included the musicals Come From Away and Ragtime, productions of A Christmas Carol and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the one-act play One Destiny. More than 153,000 patrons attended performances, and ticket sales brought in more than $6 million, making 2016-2017 the highest attended and highest grossing theatrical season in Ford's Theatre history. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY MARY LINCOLN at Pallas Theatre Collective
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 6, 2017

New musicals are always a risky proposition for any theatre company, but Pallas Theatre Collective is rising to the challenge in a big way with its current production Crazy Mary Lincoln. The show is a product of the company's Table Read series, which puts the writers through a two year process of readings to work on their show before it gets to full production. In this case, the process paid off in spades. (more...)

Richard Skipper to Celebrate Father's Day at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Russ Woolley presents Richard Skipper Celebrates ... A Special Father's Day Brunch Show celebrating the birthdays of Jeanette MacDonald and Sammy Cahn, and remembering Peter Allen on the anniversary of his passing. Sunday, June 18th at 1 pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre below The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42 Street. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Honors President Abraham Lincoln at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society honored the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bi-partisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and education programs. (more...)

Johnny Depp's Anti-Trump Sentiments Rock Conservatives
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Johnny Depp is under fire from conservatives this this week for comments he made joking that he endorsed the assassination of Donald Trump (more...)

BWW Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - Jun 22, 2017

Rich in allegorical themes and teeming with tragic irony, Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer winner TOPDOG/UNDERDOG opened at The 5 & Dime Theatre Monday night. Celebrating the removal of the theatre's arch nemesis, a support pole that previously ran straight through the front of the stage, the house was packed (sold out, in fact), brimming with anticipation for this necessary show. TOPDOG/UNDERDOG tells the story of two brothers who have been dealt desolate hands in the game of life, and how each processes his fate. (more...)

New Book Release from Fireship Press - The Irish Milliner: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017


Actors Community Theatre will Present 30th Anniversary Production of YOUNG ABE LINCOLN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Actors Community Theatre of Jasper, Indiana has announced the 30th anniversary production of Young Abe Lincoln on the Lincoln Amphitheatre stage in Lincoln City for six performances only beginning July 6 at 7pm. (more...)

A Musical History Lesson: America 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Happy 241st birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. (more...)

Abraham Lincoln and More to Take the Stage in Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2017-18 Season, featuring three Chicago premiere productions! (more...)

WRITE OUT LOUD presents 8th Annual TWAINFEST, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience  - announces the 8th Annual TwainFest to take place on Saturday, August 19th from 11am - 5pm in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego. New this year, TwainFest expands into the evening with Twain After Dark, a ticketed event for adults at the Cosmopolitan Hotel which starts at 6:00pm. TwainFest is produced by Write Out Loud and sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes in association with Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. (more...)

BWW Review: Benjamin Franklin Travels Through the Modern World in MONEY TALKS: THE MUSICAL
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 24, 2017

While the new musical MONEY TALKS isn't of Broadway caliber, there's a lot to like about both the book by Tony-nominated Peter Kellogg (ANNA KARENINA) and the score by Kellogg and David Friedman. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE's Melissa Gilbert to Lead IF ONLY World Premiere at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

the american vicarious will present the world premiere of Thomas Klingenstein's If Only. Christopher McElroen will direct a cast that features Melissa Gilbert, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Richmond Hoxie, and Korinne Tetlow. (more...)

BWW Review: CIVIL WAR VOICES at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Jul 23, 2017

As the story goes, James R. Harris discovered a diary that was kept by his great-great uncle, Joe Harris, during the Civil War. The diary serves as the cornerstone of storytelling in James Harris' musical, CIVIL WAR VOICES, currently playing at Gettysburg Community Theatre. (more...)

Shattered Globe's presents Chicago Premiere of THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to launch its 2017-18 Season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee James Still's fevered, emotional epic THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK, a theatrical rendering of Abraham Lincoln's struggle as a man of conscience to lead a divided country, directed by SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey*.  (more...)

Breaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just officially learned that Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Full casting was announced today for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Associate Artistic Director Derek Van Barham, who's directing the production. In Topher Payne's comedy, it's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners and moved next door to each other as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door. (more...)

Statue Stories Chicago Extends Through December 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Sing London are pleased to announce the extension of Statue Stories Chicago through December 2018. The free, city-wide initiative, which was funded by the foundation and produced by UK-based Sing London, premiered in August 2015. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Renews Partnership With TodayTix To Continue Free First Preview Ticket Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced it will continue the popular Free First Preview initiative, through which free tickets are given away to the first preview performance of all Ford's Theatre productions, in partnership with TodayTix. The TodayTix mobile lottery will launch one week before the first preview of each mainstage production in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Trinity's 2017-18: Time's Arrow Webern Festival, Bernstein Centennial, 150 PSALMS Comes to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

"Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a TOTAL EMBRACE." - Leonard Bernstein (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: The Resistance Hits Broadway in Michael Moore's THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2017

Red, white and blue bunting is draped across a stage left box at the Belasco Theatre because, as Michael Moore explains at the beginning of his more-or-less solo Broadway performance, THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, it is reserved for President Donald Trump to sit in at any performance he chooses. (more...)

Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick, Jayne Atkinson, Michel Gill & Chris Tucci Take Part in LINCOLN SPEAKS at Chesterwood
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Art and history, as vividly recalled in both the public oratory and private thoughts of Abraham Lincoln, will come alive at Chesterwood on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m., with the return of 'Lincoln Speaks,' a program of dramatic readings held in Daniel Chester French's Stockbridge studio alongside the sculptor's six-foot-high plaster model of the seated figure of "Abraham Lincoln" for the Lincoln Memorial, arguably the most famous and compelling Lincoln image in the world. The "Lincoln Speaks" program debuted to a sold-out house at Chesterwood last summer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Cincinnati (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Cincinnati (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Full Cast and Production Team for IDEATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Jackalope's 9th season continues with the Midwest premiere of Ideation, written byAaron Loeb, directed by Gus Menary*, with the full cast and production team announced below. (more...)

Showbiz Players Present THE CIVIL WAR at Carnegie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Showbiz Players opens Frank Wildhorn's musical "THE CIVIL WAR" on April 28th at the Carnegie Theatre, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. 41011. (more...)

Artists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Following the Women's Marches around the country, Occupy and other recent protests, we ask ourselves: what next? House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, and politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where Lincoln gave his famous address against the expansion of slavery. (more...)

Private Papers of Robert E. Lee Go Online Via ProQuest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017


Casting Announced For Servant Stage Company's Production of THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Servant Stage Company is pleased to announce casting for their upcoming production of The Civil War, the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn, Jr. The production will be led by Servant Stage Company Artistic Director Wally Calderon, and features a cast of over 30 performers. (more...)

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