Based on the film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr.
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Dr Selina Busby is a Principal Lecturer in Community Performance and Applied Theatre, and Course Leader for the MA Applied Theatre at London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an applied theatre practitioner who works in prison settings, youth theatres, and with young people living in adverse conditions, both in the UK and internationally.
by Kathy Strain - Jan 9, 2020
Many people in attendance at the performance of MISS SAIGON at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio have vivid memories of the Vietnam War. Many may have actually fought over there, many protested in the United States in antiwar demonstrations, while others may have been living in the fighting zones as innocent villagers. No matter where your physical body was at the time, all can agree that the Vietnam War was a time of turmoil, fear, and uncertainty. No one understood the war but yet, the war dragged on. Although most U.S. Troops were pulled out of Vietnam in 1973, a small number remained until 1975 when President Ford ordered the helicopter evacuations of 7000 Americans and South Vietnamese from Saigon. This is the time just before the evacuations where MISS SAIGON takes place. No matter what your feelings about the Vietnam War, MISS SAIGON is a wonderful interpretation of the many real people who all just wanted to survive and find joy again in their lives.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Canvasback Music and Atlantic Records are proud to announce the eagerly-awaited new single from Grouplove. “Deleter” is available today at all DSPs and streaming services, accompanied by an anarchic, high-energy companion video (watch below).
BWW Interview: Jason O'Neill of RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY which runs 1/10-12, 2020 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - Jan 8, 2020
Jason O'Neill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He became passionate about Irish dancing, Irish culture and music as a young boy and seeing RIVERDANCE changed his life. It became his goal to become a professional Irish dancer and perform in RIVERDANCE, which he has now done for 10 years. I had the chance to speak with O'Neill prior to his arrival in Montreal where the RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY tour will play a limited engagement at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, Place des Arts, January 10-12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Tickets are now available for the Applause New York productions of BE MORE CHILL and HAIR, featuring actors from the Applause Company A Class (grades 9th-12th). The shows will run in rotation at The Rose Nagelberg Theater at Baruch Performing Arts Center from January 28th - February 2nd, 2020, with performances of HAIR on 1/28 @ 8pm, 1/29 @ 8pm, 2/1 @4pm, and 2/1 @8pm and BE MORE CHILL on 1/30 @8pm, 1/31 @8pm, 2/1 @12pm, and 2/2 @1pm.
BWW Review: Celebrating Fats Waller with Eight O'Clock Theatre's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at the Central Park Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jan 5, 2020
With Latoya McCormick and Tron Montgomery leading the way in this Fats Waller revue, 'it's so nice, it should be illegal.'
by Barry Lenny - Jan 4, 2020
Be sure to get tickets before it sells out the entire season.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 4, 2020
One of the cabaret community's newer artists, Deborah Stone, comes of age in her new show HERE I AM! After a run downtown at Pangea, she debuts at The Beach Cafe. In this interview with Stephen Mosher, Stone talks about the journey that got her where she is.
Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlined 'Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails And Songs Of The Season' In Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
On Thursday night before Christmas 2019, the Phoenix Hotel in downtown Washington DC was the scene of the 'Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails and Songs of the Season' celebration, featuring international celebrity tenor, Anthony Kearns.
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Prodigious producer Whethan has announced plans for a North American headline tour. The Fantasy tour begins March 26th at Los Angeles, CA's The Novo and followed by headline stops in San Francisco, Chicago, and Brooklyn (see details below). The Fantasy tour will feature Chrome Sparks and Ramzoid as supporting acts. The limited tour will operate as pop-up-like shows, with special surprises for fans at each stop. The four dates will be a sneak peek as to what is to come for the captivating artist. Artist presales run Wednesday, January 8th at 10 am local time through Thursday, January 9th at 10 am local time and will be available via Whethan's official website where fans can sign up for first access to tickets; Songkick and local presales follow on Thursday, January 9th at 10 am local time. General Admission sales begin Friday, January 10th at 10 am local time. Additional dates will be announced soon. For complete details and ticket availability, please see www.whethan.com/tour.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has announced today's premiere of “How To Forgive,” the latest single from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, SWIMMER. The track is streaming now; SWIMMER arrives via Tennis's own Mutually Detrimental label on Valentine's Day, February 14. The album is available for pre-order now, with all pre-orders joined by instant grat downloads of “How To Forgive” and the recently released single, “Need Your Love.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020
How many opportunities are there out there for aspiring songwriters to have their music heard by one of Broadway's brightest stars? How many chances do you get to turn your creative dream into a reality? As Tony nominee Taylor Louderman likes to say, 'Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.' And she's the one providing the opportunity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
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 launch of its 91st Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly.
BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil's Artistically Explosive VOLTA Celebrates Freedom as the Ultimate Achievement
by Shari Barrett - Jan 23, 2020
Energetic, urban and contemporary, Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA, written and directed by Bastien Alexandre, with Jean Guibert as the director of creation, is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation, being true to oneself, fulfilling one's true potential, and recognizing one's own power to make it possible. The production is perhaps the most acrobatic show ever staged by Cirque du Soleil, with acts from around the world offering amazing displays of roller skating, balance, trampoline leaps through windows to rooftop, Double Dutch rope skipping, tumbling, rings, and BMX bicycle flips that challenge gravity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), has extended its limited run through April 5th due to enormous response from critics and audience alike, it was announced today by producerDennis Grimaldi (A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters, Angels in America, Other People's Money). This is the final extension and the play must close on that date.
by Kelsey Lawler - Jan 21, 2020
Milwaukee, have your dollar bills handy! Though it's only been on stage since 2014, Matthew Lopez's Georgia McBride is on its way to becoming a bonafide dragtastic legend. Now on stage at the Milwaukee Rep, under the fantastic direction of Meredith McDonough, the heat and heart in this play about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen is the uplifting, energizing show audiences need right now.
by Neil Shurley - Jan 20, 2020
When you are in something this good, with fantastically talented people and a design team like this, you just feel lucky.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020
Is there a better way to celebrate the birth of one of the greatest living songwriters than with song itself? I think not. And Feinstein's/54 Below clearly felt the same last night when it brought some of Broadway's greatest voices together to celebrate the birthday of one Miss Dolly Parton. The woman who gave us 'I Will Always Love You', 'Jolene', '9 to 5' and so much more is not only one of the greatest singers, songwriters, and entertainers of all time, but one of those rare artists who has the ability to reach across barriers and touch everyone from drag queens, to Middle America, to the mass public, and bring them all together in celebration of beautiful music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Based in Chicago, Illinois and helmed by Co-Founders Jessica Needham (Executive Director) and David Fiorello (Artistic Director), The Beautiful City Project will produce monthly cabarets and musicals in concert to raise money every month for a different, local Chicago charitable organization.
BWW Review: A Great Girls Night Was Had By All at Jaeb Theatre At Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 19, 2020
Last night was girl's night at Jaeb Theater. A couple hundred ladies (and a few of their poor ill-prepared boyfriends and husbands) and I shared in the engagement party of Sharon's daughter Candy Rose. Though we never actually met Candy Rose, like a real ladies' night, there was booze, dancing, karaoke and a walk down memory lane.
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 16, 2020
Who isn't infatuated with trains - such a unique and even elegant way to travel. Although these coaches aren't leaving from Platform 9 ¾ for Hogwarts and your fellow passengers won't be Harry Potter and his curious classmates, the ride will be just as thrilling, if not more so. You'll be joining the infamous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and a host of very cleverly enigmatic travelers aboard a train filled with mystery and a touch of mayhem. You may have taken this ride before but not quite like this. Asolo Repertory starts its winter season on the fast track with Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, featuring a new off the rails adaptation by two-time Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig and pushing full steam ahead with direction by Asolo Rep Associate Artist Peter Amster.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Missy Elliott has announced today's premiere of the official companion video for “Why I Still Love You.” The new clip takes us on a journey in time as we see Missy and The Dripdemeanors performing throughout various decades. Missy even flexes her acting chops. Singer Monica, makes a cameo. “Why I Still Love You” is streaming now at the official Missy Elliott YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Magnet Theater presents The Eleventh Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from March 12 - 15, 2020 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Most tickets are $5-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. Festival Workshops are also being offered to people of all levels of experience! Tickets and Workshops will available for purchase at www.nymif.com.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Drive-By Truckers have unveiled the latest single from their much-anticipated new album, THE UNRAVELING. “Thoughts and Prayers” is available for streaming and download now following today's exclusive world premiere via Billboard. The powerhouse track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now. THE UNRAVELING arrives via ATO Records on Friday, January 31; digital and physical pre-orders are now available.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Brooklyn-based performer, Raquel Cion, is coming back for a January-March 2020 residency of her cabaret, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie at Pangea, located at 178 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003. The 90-minute cabaret explores the lifelong “soul love” that Cion has for David Bowie's artistry and David Jones's humanity.
by Maria Nockin - Jan 12, 2020
On Saturday afternoon January 11, 2020, Pittance Chamber Music presented a concert of infrequently heard music at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Pittance is made up of members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Soloists included soprano Liv Redpath, pianist Paul Floyd, and Principal Clarinetist Stuart Clark.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has unveiled “Need Your Love,” the new single from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, SWIMMER, via a video shot and directed by longtime collaborator Luca Venter.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – a drama directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers about a friendship between two Indigenous women from different social backgrounds – has won the Toronto Film Critics Association's 2019 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award along with its $100,000 purse.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 1, 2020
a?oeSummer, The Donna Summer Musicala?? opened last night, New Year's Eve, at the Paramount like a shiny ball descending on Seattle signifying the new year. But just like the ball dropping and switching from one year to the next, it amounted to very little other than a reason to party. With a book that feels like a story conveyed by a 6-year-old with severe ADHD and staging so bad that it actually made me laugh out loud at one point, this flashy tale of the life of a Disco Diva, filled with mirror balls, strobe lights, and even a car chase on stage, falls squarely into the realm of a?oewhat were they thinking?!a??
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Global pop sensation Ava Max is wrapping up her incredible 2019 with one final release. “On Somebody” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
BWW Review: Donja R. Love's Absurdist Drama one in two Demands Attention For Black Gay Male HIV+ Realities
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2019
When you consider that the two best-known plays by American authors dealing with the AIDS epidemic, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART and Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA, are both decades old and set in the 1980s, it's no wonder if playgoers tend to think of the crisis as something of the past which is now primarily under control. Even Matthew Lopez's current, THE INHERITANCE, though set in the 21st Century, focuses on the loss of gay men of that preceding generation.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Dec 28, 2019
Stephen Sondheim's cerebral, minimalist COMPANY might not be an obvious choice for a community theater here in Indonesia where musicals are still often seen as jazz-hands and kicklines, but director Fonnyta Amran and JPAC (Jakarta Performing Arts Community) made it work. The production of COMPANY was as game-changing as its original Broadway counterpart back in the day.
BWW Interview: Actor/ Playwright Doug Haverty Tells Us About His Goals as New Artistic Director of Group Rep
by Don Grigware - Dec 27, 2019
Actor/playwright Doug Haverty will become Group Rep's new artistic director in January 2020. In our conversation he tells our readers in great detail about the upcoming season and talks in depth about his vision for the theater. How long have you been a member of Group Rep? DH: I started in 1983, so 36 years.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Brooklyn-based performer, Raquel Cion, is coming back for a January-March 2020 residency of her cabaret, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie at Pangea, located at 178 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003. The 90-minute cabaret explores the lifelong 'soul love' that Cion has for David Bowie's artistry and David Jones's humanity.
by Review Roundups - Dec 26, 2019
The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country! After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. THE BAND'S VISIT celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.
by Herbert Paine - Dec 23, 2019
The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, directed by Scott Weinstein, is a high-fidelity juke box tribute to the four icons who history records assembled for an impromptu jam session on December 4th, 1956. Dynamic vocal and instrumental performances by Kavan Hashemian (Elvis Presley), Chris Lash (Jerry Lee Lewis), Skye Scott (Carl Perkins), and Gregg Hammer (Johnny Cash) of that session's songs provoke an irrepressible audience outburst of finger-snapping, toe-tapping elation. Runs through February 16, 2020.
BWW Review: A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS Gives Audiences Life at Birdland with Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 22, 2019
Celebrating its tenth year, the classic holiday TV special performed live for Birdland audiences shows what it is that has made it last so long, so beautifully.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Dec 21, 2019
After the artful, intimate INTO THE WOODS last year, TEMAN (Teater Musikal Nusantara) is back with the bombastic and bodacious HAIRSPRAY. Directed by Broadway's Brandon Bieber, the glam production was worthy of Broadway barring noticeable technical issues.
by Audrey Morabito - Dec 19, 2019
I first saw ELF when TUTS produced it back in 2013, and last year I had the absolute joy of working on a production of it at Queensbury Theatre. I'll be honest, it was a challenge for me to set aside my past experience with the show in order to see it with fresh eyes, giving myself a fair chance to experience a different cast, choreo, and designs from a reviewer's perspective. Setting aside my personal experiences with ELF, I found that this production reminded me of the things I loved most about it in the first place-the humorous quips written into the dialogue, the undeniably jolly holiday spirit, and the snappy songs that inevitably get stuck in my head.
BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Delivers a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Zac Thriffiley - Dec 18, 2019
Through a combination of brilliantly creative stagecraft and psychologically complex characterizations, the current touring production of the ONCE ON THIS ISLAND revival immerses audiences in an experience unlike any other, one in which the power of a story creates a new world from every possible human emotion right before our eyes.
by Chris Struck - Dec 18, 2019
or anyone who happens to have ventured out to one of the Rescignos' holiday frolics over the last decade, you understand the incredible journey on which this epic twin duo takes their audience each year. Whether it's the puns and innuendos on Paul's latest costume, a massive stocking, or the a?oeserious-mindeda?? Robbie cracking a grin after the audience erupts into teary-eyed laughter, this duo deserves a ton of applause for yet another well-orchestrated show.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 17, 2019
Two Variety show on consecutive nights in Midtown Manhattan are still taking NYC by storm every week, and it's all due to the hosts who created them
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
YOSHIKI appeared as a surprise guest last week (Dec. 11) during the Tokyo Dome performance of KISS's 'End of the Road World Tour.' He shocked the audience by performing piano and drums for two songs during the encore of KISS's only Tokyo show on the band's “Final Tour Ever.” YOSHIKI will also perform with KISS at their Osaka performance at the Kyocera Dome on December 17, 2019.
by Isabella Perrone - Dec 16, 2019
Following a transfer to the Elgin Theatre that lasted most of 2019, COME FROM AWAY has returned to its original Toronto home, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, in full form. Under director Christopher Ashley, writers and composers' Irene Sankoff and David Hein story of what happened in the town of Gander, Newfoundland, in the days following 9/11 maintains all the charm that it held before moving.
by Ron Bierman - Dec 16, 2019
The San Diego Opera's first Detour Series performance this season was 'One Amazing Night' with Soprano Ailyn Pérez, tenor Joshua Guerrero and accompanist Abdiel Vázquez. All are outstanding young award winners with impressive resumes. The first half featured operatic arias, enjoyable and worth the ticket price on their own. But the second half was something different--and special. In it the artists performed classic popular Mexican songs they grew up with, and their passionate affection was obvious. Vázquez was born in Mexico. Pérez and Guerrero are American children of Mexican immigrants.
by Jacob Ruscoe - Dec 16, 2019
Sarasota High School produced a heart-warming rendition of Irving Berlin's a?oeWhite Christmasa?? this past week. The show which is full of laughter, was engaging and entertaining, and another shining example of the incredible theatre productions our local schools produce.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 15, 2019
A true blue original, Sam Harris returns to NYC with proof of his longevity in the business in an awe-inspiring new show at 54 Below
by Shari Barrett - Dec 14, 2019
The Troubies continues its 25th Silver anniversary season (bringing Los Angeles audiences a quarter century of mayhem!), with their 18th annual holiday offering of A CHRISTMAS CAROLE KING adapted & directed by Matt Walker with musical direction by Derrick Finely, in which the soulful sounds of songstress Carole King are combined with one of the most enduring stories of our time, and the result is 'So Far Away' from what you'd expect! The nine cast members who play a multitude of characters and change costumes more frequently than seems humanly possible, are (in alphabetical order): Rick Batalla, Chelle Denton, Beth Kennedy, Janelle Lillian, Luis a?oeL.T.a?? Martinez, Mike Sulprizio, Cloie Wyatt Taylor, Matt Walker and David C. Wright. And you could not ask for a more talented, off-the-wall group of entertainers to bring this holiday laugh fest back every December to appreciative local audiences!