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BWW Review: Provocative TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Gets Timely Revival at Theatricum Botanicum
by Shari Barrett - Aug 22, 2017

TROUBLE IN MIND, the scathingly funny and thought-provoking backstage drama about interracial politics by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, is currently enjoying a brilliant revival at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Malibu thanks to director Ellen Geer's vision of the groundbreaking 1955 satire in which an integrated theater company in rehearsal for a “progressive” anti-lynching drama marks the first opportunity for gifted African American actress Willetta Mayer (portrayed by multiple NAACP Award-winner Earnestine Phillips who commands the stage) to play a leading lady on Broadway. This could be her dream come true, but what compromises must she make to succeed? (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces 10th Anniversary CLDP Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Britta Johnson's LIFE AFTER Musical to Hit the Stage in Toronto This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Following an auspicious debut at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2016, Canadian Stage, The Musical Stage Company, and Yonge Street Theatricals will present rising Toronto lyricist and composer Britta's Johnson's extraordinary new musical Life After, on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre September 23 - October 22. This expanded fall production represents an exciting step for a developing Canadian musical. (more...)

MADtv to Hit the Stage in THE MAD SHOW in Developmental Run at Theatre Aspen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Theatre Aspen has announced a partnership with The Wheeler Opera House for the fourth annual Aspen Theatre Festival. The collaboration will support a developmental production of THE MAD SHOW, created from the twisted minds of 'the Usual Gang of Idiots' behind MAD Magazine. Beginning September 12th, the work will culminate in two presentations at the Wheeler Opera House. (more...)

The Sibelius Academy and Juilliard School Team for FINLAND 100 in Helsinki, Stockholm & NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

One of the most high profile events in 'Finland 100,' the year-long celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Finland's independence, is a collaboration between two of the world's top performing arts universities, The Juilliard School of New York and the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki - both consistently included in the top ten such institutions in the QS World University Rankings. (more...)

Palestinian Freedom Theatre's THE SIEGE to Make U.S. Premiere at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

NYU Skirball will present the North American premiere of the Palestinian company The Freedom Theatre's The Siege, running for 10 performances, October 12- 22, 2017.  (more...)

Stitch Fix Adds 100+ Premium Brands to Popular Personal Styling Service
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

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Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Announces 2017 IGNITE FUND Recipients Granting $10,000 to Bay Area Designers and Technicians
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT), known as a vital home for new play development and production on the West Coast, announced Sara Huddleston, Heather Kelly-Laws, Alice Ruiz, and Randy Wong-Westbrooke as the second year IGNITE FUND awardees. The IGNITE FUND awards $10,000 in total annually to support the growth of and enhance the working lives of Bay Area theater designers and technicians through a competitive grant process. (more...)

Inventive and Engaging, ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL is a Fresh Trip Down the Rabbit Hole
by Jeremy Bustin - Aug 22, 2017

Under the imaginative hand of Adam Ferguson, The Basement is transformed into a 360-degree Wonderland. Serving as the director, scenic designer and props master, Ferguson displays the kind of vision and talent that take years to hone. (more...)

KEEPING UP WITH THE JORGENSONS Comes to the 2017 San Francisco Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Keeping Up with the Jorgenson plays the 2017 San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 8th, 10th, 17th, 21st. A new comedic play written and performed by Jeremy Julian Greco / Directed By Mark Kenward  (more...)

WNET's 'Chasing the Dream' and Tumblr Join Forces To Explore Issues Presented in 'My Everyday Hustle' -- The Original Digital Series Profiling Everyday People in Eve
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

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BWW Previews: Linda Lavin Returns To Provincetown's Crown And Anchor
by Michael Rabice - Aug 21, 2017

Age doesn't stand a chance of catching up with the busy and multi-talented Linda Lavin. Ms. Lavin is in Los Angeles to film a new sitcom, but will fly to Cape Cod this weekend for two nights of concerts at Provincetown's Crown and Anchor. (more...)

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Broadway Records announces the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Life Is What You Make It, a short documentary written, produced and directed by Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Jhett Tolentino. (more...)

Warner Theatre Welcomes Arlo Guthrie Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Warner Theatre will welcome folk legend ARLO GUTHRIE in a rare solo appearance to the Main Stage on Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm.  Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, to America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie.   (more...)

Milly Thomas Wins Stage Edinburgh Award for DUST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Milly Thomas (Clique, BBC3; Clickbait and A First World Problem, Theatre503) has won a Stage Edinburgh Award for her performance in Dust - a self-penned piece, directed by Sara Joyce. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents Los Pleneros de la 21: Christmas in El Barrio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn on December 10, 2017 at 3pm with the GRAMMY Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21, presenting their musical celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican Christmas traditions Christmas in El Barrio. (more...)

BRIC TV's SOLE KINGS Premieres 10/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce that Sole Kings, its new scripted series written and directed by Michael Pinckney (The 25th Hour, Precious, Inside Man) and Executive Produced by Aziz Isham, Kuye Youngblood and Kecia Elan Cole, will premiere Monday, October 2 on BRIC TV, the New York Emmy- and Ippies Award-winning Brooklyn-focused cable TV and digital network. (more...)

2017-2018 Season Highlights Announced for Boosey & Hawkes Composers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

This season ushers in a host of premieres by Boosey & Hawkes composers, including John Adams's new opera Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco, Sebastian Currier's RE-FORMATION in Minneapolis, Christopher Rouse's Berceuse Infinie in Baltimore, and a new orchestral work by Sean Shepherd in Boston. (more...)

Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

The Australian Ballet Partners with Joffrey Ballet to Bring ANNA KARENINA to the World Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Australian Ballet has just announced that it has partnered with Chicago's Joffrey Ballet to create a new joint production of Tolstoy's timeless masterpiece, Anna Karenina. In an all-Russian partnership, prolific and award-winning Russian choreographer, Yuri Possokhov will collaborate with award-winning Russian composer, Ilya Demutsky who has been commissioned to create a new score for this production. (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

BWW Review: A Place More Magical Than Dreams: MSMT's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Captivates Young and Old
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 21, 2017

In the opening scene of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's Alice in Wonderland, Alice sings of her notion of Wonderland - 'a place where nonsense fills the air, a place more magical than dreams' - and in MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences' original musical version of this classic, witty nonsense is deliciously blended with flights of imagination to create the perfect fantasy that speaks to audiences of all ages. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents The Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn on October 21, 2017 at 8pm with The Tierney Sutton Band, presenting their 2017 GRAMMY Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. (more...)

3rd Chicago Theater Bike Ride Benefits Actors' Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (www.actorsfund.org), and The Emergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides. (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Emma Dennis-Edwards, Wil Coban, and More to Star in New British Play GATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Emma Dennis-Edwards (Eve), Wil Coban (Mark), Eleanor Henderson (Rebecca), Joe McArdle (Luke) and Katie Sherrard (Esther) will star in the premiere of Artemis Fitzalan Howard's play GATE at the Cockpit Theatre in London.  (more...)

Alice Glass Debuts Solo Self-Titled EP Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Alice Glass, the self-titled debut solo EP from Alice Glass, is out now-get it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Almeida Theatre's AGAINST, Featuring Ben Whishaw
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way. (more...)

The Civil War Is Not Over... Brave New World Rep to Present Immersive Production of THE PLANTATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW) presents The Plantation, the bold new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after the emancipation of the slaves but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Theatre Blogger West End Wilma has just announced that the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd) will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London's Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre).  (more...)

Stripped Scripts to Premiere Kieron Barry's TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE at Theater 511
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stripped Scripts (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry's Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Announces Australian Premiere of Brett Dean's Opera HAMLET for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

After dazzling audiences and critics alike at its recent world premiere produced by the renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the UK, Neil Armfield's production of Australian composer Brett Dean's masterpiece Hamlet. (more...)

Ackerman Institute for the Family Slates 11th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family announced today the honorees and host for the 11th annual Moving Families Forward gala to take place at the JW Marriott Essex House on Monday, October 23rd in New York City. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott Robinson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2017

Among the show's stars are Teal Davis and Elliott Robinson, who portray the show's protagonists Huck and Jim and take audiences on a journey down the Mississippi River in the rollicking, rambunctious show. Somehow, the two actors found time in their hectic, tech week schedules and sat down to take on our questions in order to offer some insight into why they do what they do, as well as suggesting why you just can't miss Big River during its three-weekend run at 108 Donelson Pike. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's PIPE DREAM Opens Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

???????Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns for its final season, with its premiere performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, Sunday, September 17, 7pm at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.  Tickets are now on sale online at www.musical.org, by visiting the MTW West Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27.  Seating is general admission with early admission for season subscribers.  Season subscriptions for all five Reiner Staged Reading Series performances are available for $140.  This season's lineup includes Once Upon a Mattress (Sunday, November 17, 2017), Louisiana Purchase (Sunday, February 11, 2018), Do Re Mi (Sunday, June 3, 2018), and The Most Happy Fella (Sunday, August 19, 2018).  (more...)

CATS Dances Into Stockholm This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The international tour of CATS is set to perform in Stockholm, Sweden this fall on October 6 and 7 at the Ericsson Globe. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Stage & Screen Vet Alan Arkin Joins Disney's Live-Action DUMBO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stage and screen veteran Alan Arkin has signed on for the live-action reimagining of Disney's 1941 animated classic 'Dumbo.' (more...)

Sochi Fried to Star in CROSSING DELANCEY at Alliance Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming production of Crossing Delancey, the play that led to the hit 1980s film about a young woman's search for fulfillment and her loveable, but overbearing Bubbie.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of REMARKABLE INVISIBLE at Theatre by the Lake Celebrate Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Theatre by the Lake's Summer Season continues with the world premiere of Remarkable Invisible by award-winning American writer Laura Eason, featuring Matt Addis, Ian Barritt, Eliza Hunt and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles Announces Full Casting For THE TERRIBLE INFANTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Today, award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles have announced the full cast for the anniversary production of The Terrible Infants. Staged at Wilton's Music Hall in East London and featuring new creative material, The Terrible Infants will run from 27 September to 28 October, with a press night on Tuesday 3 October. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

William Donnelly's NO WAKE to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of NO WAKE, written by William Donnelly and directed by Veronica Brady. Produced by Route 66 Theatre Company and Bella Vita Entertainment, NO WAKE begins performances on Thursday, September 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 15. Press Opening is Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre Academy to Kick Off Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Calling all aspiring actors and students who just want to have fun! The 10th Anniversary Season at Roanoke Children's Theatre kicks off on August 27, 2017 with the start of RCT Academy Classes for the Fall Semester. (more...)

Photo Flash: Director Walid Chaya Invites Industry Pros to Actors Connection Camp, Including VIP Jen Rudin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp is back for a final week of intensive summer events for young performers. Director Walid Chaya created the program to jump-start emerging careers for actors through events and master classes with a dozen New York TV, film, commercial and theatre pros. (more...)

PBS, 'LANDMARKS LIVE IN CONCERT' And 'GREAT PERFORMANCES' Announce November 10th Air Date For Special Episode Featuring Foo Fighters Live From The Acropolis In Athens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Funny, Tragic and Provocative New Play FIXED to Continue Echo Theater's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with a funny, tragic and provocative new play by Los Angeles' own Boni B. Alvarez. (more...)

THE DANCE OF DEATH: Ron Sossi Directs Conor McPherson's Visceral Version at Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Deliciously dark, relentlessly brutal, fiercely funny. Lizzy Kimball, Darrell Larson and Jeff LeBeau form three points of a treacherous triangle in Conor McPherson's new version of The Dance of Death by August Strindberg. Ron Sossi directs for a Sept. 23 opening at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. (more...)

UNDER THE JELLO MOLD to Return Whitefire Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Five-time nominee and winner of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Solo Performance, Pick of the Fringe, and Encore! Producer's Awards Under The Jello Mold, written and performed by Jennie Fahn, will return for an extended run beginning September 9 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Directed by Tom Cavanaugh, Under The Jello Mold will play on Saturdays at 8pm with two added performances on Sunday, November 12 at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

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