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Mickael de Oliveira's THE CONSTITUTION to Make U.S. Debut at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Saudade Theatre (Producers, Vanessa Varela & Filipe Valle Costa) will present the United States Premiere of Mickael de Oliveira's The Constitution, translated by Maria Ines Marques and directed by Jill DeArmon (Assistant Director, Pedro Marnoto Pereira), August 31-September 10 at UNDER St. Marks (more...)

Laverne Cox Stands Up for Trans Rights at Just for Laughs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This weekend's shining moment at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal was at the Laverne Cox Gala. The actress and activist kicked off the event by channeling her best Beyonce, strutting and dancing to 'Crazy in Love' with a split that received a roar of an Applause from the audience.  (more...)

BWW Review: GENERATION ME Captivates at New York Musical Festival
by Kristen Morale - Jul 30, 2017

As part of the New York Musical Festival, Generation Me is absolute perfection in its ability to prove how kindness and cruelty are of the same unfortunate hand. How people, so certain in their anger or jealousy, are sometimes so blind to what really matters: what can you do to help me? (more...)

BWW Review: Sharron Matthews Was ON THE LOOSE at the Stratford Summer Music Festival. And We Loved it.
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 30, 2017

On Friday evening, as part of the Stratford Summer Music Festival's cabaret series at Revival House, the incomparable Sharron Matthews hit the stage for delightful and moving show that had the audience captivated from start to finish. (more...)

BWW Review: Lots of Energy and Heart in New Tampa Players' Production of THE WIZ
by Peter Nason - Jul 30, 2017

Tron Montgomery as Scarecrow, Thomas Williams as Tin Man and Michael Jo'Mae as Lion help turn this into a stunningly entertaining show. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED is Still Wildly 'Popular'
by Pati Buehler - Jul 29, 2017

After 14 years the crowds return as WICKED brings its magic to Philly (more...)

BWW Review: The Ordway's Fan-Freakin-Tastic JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Closes this Weekend - Don't Miss It!
by Jill Schafer - Jul 28, 2017

The Ordway's recent string of excellent locally produced Broadway sized musicals continues with the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and it's fan-freakin-tastic. Unlike the Ordway's last original, WEST SIDE STORY, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is not one of my favorites; I've only seen it once before and never really listened to it. So I went into the show with mostly fresh eyes. I still think the piece is a bit weird, but there's something kinda fabulous about it. And the number one reason to see the show at the Ordway is this mostly local cast that is absolutely spectacular. The show is completely sung through, most of it at full volume, and everyone in the lead and featured roles just knocks it out of the park. And every member of the 30+ person ensemble (including several sweet-singing children) completely gives it their all. Notably, this cast is racially diverse (including an African American Jesus), a beautiful example of color-conscious casting by the Ordway. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch High School Theatre Shine at the Jimmy Awards- The Full Show!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The winners of the ninth annual JIMMY® AWARDS were just determined and announced at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This life-changing event was hosted by 2017 Tony Award® winner Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Springfield's Toni Huegel Wins Vocalist 2017 Contest at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

???????After three weeks of singing Broadway classics, contemporary show tunes, and pop favorites, 'The Vocalist 2017' contestants were narrowed down to the Top Five and a winner was announced: Toni Huegel, 15, of Springfield. She won $1500, and plenty of enthusiastic Applause throughout the competition for her smooth vocals. Her final song was 'Someone Else's Story' from the musical 'Chess'. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 Celebrates Opening Night at Paris Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Last night, the sensational cast and crew of Las Vegas' newest stage production, CIRCUS 1903 celebrated their opening night performance at Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas. Featuring the world's most talented performers and breathtaking puppeteering, the new resident production transported the filled room of invited guests and theatergoers back to the golden age of circus with thrilling acts and all of the nostalgia that made the era one to never forget. (more...)

Gather the Ladies for GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL at bergenPAC This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

bergenPAC presentes Girls Night: The Musical on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 26, 2017

Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, otherwise known as Za Za and the star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges' son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. (more...)

BWW Review: Samantha Barks Brings Broadway, Bieber, and Breakups to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York Solo Debut
by Matthew Blank - Jul 26, 2017

This past weekend, as the Isle of Man's Samantha Barks made her much-anticipated United States solo debut, I saw a performer whose presence and voice created a thrill. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Britney in 'John'
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2017

BWW speaks to Britney about bringing John to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: HUCK FINN - GUEST OF THE WINDING WIND at Just Off Broadway Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jul 25, 2017

Props and Costumes are the high points. The playwright should reread Huck Finn (more...)

BWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz
by Jessica Vanek - Jul 24, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas (more...)

BWW Review: Rivertown Leads Audiences Under the Sea in A Magical Rendition of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 24, 2017

If you need a break from this summer's wet 'n wild weather, swim on over to Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts for some inside fun as you enjoy their last show of the 2016-2016 season: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

BWW Review: A Glittering, Historic Joint Production of Balanchine's JEWELS by the Paris Opera Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Bolshoi
by Sondra Forsyth - Jul 24, 2017

From July 20th to 23rd 2017 as part of the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC, three of the world's greatest ballet companies danced together for the first time ever in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the premiere of George Balanchine's plotless evening –length masterpiece, Jewels, as well as the 50th anniversary of the festival itself. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theater
by Samuel Weber - Jul 24, 2017

Firehouse Theater once again takes a bite of a huge show with Pippin - and though at time it felt like more than the space was prepared to chew, some great comedic timing and a strong supporting cast make the evening a fun one. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Crosby Theatre, Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jul 23, 2017

On July 21, 2017, Santa Fe Opera presented Ron Daniels' production of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto work, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Beginning with a storm and several huge rainbows, the open sides of Santa Fe Opera's Crosby Theatre allowed the audience to watch the sun set as the orchestra played the opera's overture. Based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR, the opera tells the story of a young woman who loses her reason when forced to marry a man she does not love. (more...)

Women's March Born SAJEELA KERSHI: FIGHTS LIKE A GIRL! Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women's March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that means elbowing Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. (more...)

GOOD & KISSED Set for Encore at MITF This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

GOOD & KISSED by Miranda Jonte has been extended after its initial two-show run earlier this month. (more...)

BWW Review: Teens Prove Talent Is Ageless As They Bring DOG SEES GOD To Hollywood
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions Present DOG SEES GOOD at The Blank Theater in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jonah Platt, the production is fresh off its run from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their Encore performance takes place this upcoming weekend at The Blank Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: HBO Hosts Star-Studded Houston Premiere Event at White Oak Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

On Wednesday, July 19th, the City of Houston became the epicenter of the entertainment world as it played host to an exclusive screening premiere event for HBO's hit shows Ballers and Insecure at White Oak Music Hall, one of Houston's most buzzed about new venues. Talent from each show, London Brown (Reggie) and Jazmyn Simon (Julie Greane) from Ballers, and Amanda Seales (Tiffany) and Natasha Rothwell (Kelli) from Insecure, attended the premiere and conducted interviews with local media outlets in advance of the screenings of the first episodes of each show's new season. (more...)

BWW Interview: DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 19, 2017

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage. (more...)

First Strouse & Adams Musical A POUND IN YOUR POCKET to Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series. (more...)

New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Coming to Theater at St. Clement's This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street).  The official opening will be on August 17th at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Review: gina Breedlove Welcomes You Home In Her Intimate, Vibrant Performance at Joe's Pub
by Jamara Wakefield - Jul 17, 2017

As singer-songwriter gina Breedlove took the stage at Joe's Pub, an audience member exclaimed, 'Welcome home, gina.' This roused a warm Applause and a chorus of audiences members verbally welcoming the Brooklyn native home to the venue. (more...)

Mission Accomplished! OSLO Takes its Final Broadway Bow Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 16, 2017

Today, July 16, Oslo concludes its Broadway run after an extension on its limited engagement at the Lincoln Center Theatre. Take a look at the show's journey on Broadway below! (more...)

Kids of Mount Tabor Arts Summer Camp to Present SEUSSICAL JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

For kids to believe in themselves, we need to believe in them first.  Local kids at the Mount Tabor Arts summer camp are pouring their hearts into preparing 'Seussical Jr.,' a colorful and fun melting pot of the best of Dr. Seuss and the first youth performance of the newly launched Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative. (more...)

BWW Review: Idina Menzel in Concert at Jacobs Pavilion
by Roy Berko - Jul 16, 2017

Menzel's openness to the audience, her kid-inclusiveness, courtesy to her joint performers and fine singing voice, made for a fine evening of entertainment. Applause, Applause! (more...)

BWW Review: In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than Ever
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2017

A folk-singing black man with an optimistic view of America looks back at our nation's history of angry white people finding no better way to cope with their grievances than by firing a gun at the president. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch High Schoolers Sing Out in This Year's Jimmy Awards Medleys!
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2017

The winners of the ninth annual JIMMY® AWARDS were just determined and announced at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This life-changing event was hosted by 2017 Tony Award® winner Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Sandra Hale
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to Sandra Hale about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Self Helpless. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Have A Girls Night Out at GIRLS' NIGHT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get set for a rollicking night of female fun and empowerment when Girls Night: The Musical, takes the stage at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-69. (more...)

BWW Review: Roxy Regional's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Takes You Back Home
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2017

Nothing seems to spark so much debate among the theaterati than the announcement of an upcoming production of a show considered overdone, old-fashioned or somehow hackneyed and quasi-provincial. Take for example, Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias - the somewhat nostalgic and Southern-fried seriocomic tale of six women who gather every Saturday morning in a Louisiana beauty shop to have their bouffants teased, their shags trimmed, popular recipes swapped and the lives of their neighbors vivisected in the relative sanctity of a women-only establishment - that has been a part of contemporary literature since its 1987 premiere at off-Broadway's WPA Theatre 'up north' in New York. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Danyah Miller
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 7, 2017

Danish Miller blogs for BroadwayWorld to give us an insight into a day performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: MOZART ONSTAGE: THE DRAMA OF LOVE at Classical Tahoe
by Maria Nockin - Aug 7, 2017

On August 5, 2017, high in the Sierra Mountains of Nevada, Classical Tahoe presented four of San Francisco Opera's Adler Fellows in a program of music by Gaetano Donizetti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Giuseppe Verdi.The Adler Fellowship Program is a multi-year performance-oriented residency for promising young artists that offers intensive individual coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities. (more...)

Christina Masciotti, Grace McLean, and More Named Lincoln Center Theater's New Writers in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has invited five playwrights to join its New Writers in Residence Program. The program, which was established in 2016, supports LCT's ongoing effort to open its doors to the next generation of writers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winning Plays Tour the DC National Capital Area With Free Performances Starring Emerging Talent from Moonlit Wings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Moonlit Wings Productions has presented over fifty free world-premieres of new theater-for-youth productions every summer since 2008.  This Friday three new shows play across the National Capital Area and admission is FREE for the public! (more...)

COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Starring Erikka Walsh Preps for Previews
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions will begin previews of COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical featuring Erikka Walsh, Michael J. Farina and Kaye Tuckerman, written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). The official opening will be on August 17th at 7PM. (more...)

Trisha Brown Dance Company & Compañía Irene Rodríguez Come to Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) performs at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 16-20, representing the work of one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. Since Brown's passing this past March, witnessing TBDC in an evening-length program is an increasingly rare experience. Echoing Brown's choreographic innovation, timeless aesthetic, and 1960s postmodern approach to dance making, TBDC will perform a version of Opal Loop (1980) prepared especially for Jacob's Pillow, featuring former dancers of the company and an original cast member. Acknowledging Brown's more recent choreography, TBDC will also perform Groove and Countermove (2000) and L'Amour au théâtre (2009). As the company ventures into a new era, viewing Brown's work in a proscenium venue “feel[s] increasingly essential” (The New Yorker). (more...)

Three Houston Area Museums Team for Screening of OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Health Museum and ADSI/Renee Logans will present the Exclusive Houston Screenings of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice on Thursday, September 7 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 15, 2017

'It Shoulda Been You' opened on Broadway in 2015, with a cast including Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard in a production directed by David Hyde Pierce. It receives one of its first UK presentations here from new Edinburgh company Room 29 Theatre, and it's an inspired choice for their Fringe premiere. (more...)

Carmina Burana to Open LA Master Chorale's New Season 9/23 & 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Performances of Carl Orff's perennially popular choral showpiece Carmina Burana and Leonard Bernstein's hope-filled plea for brotherhood, Chichester Psalms, will open the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th concert season on Saturday, September 23 at 2 PM and Sunday, September 24 at 7 PM in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29 and are available online from lamasterchorale.org, by calling the Box Office at 213.972.7283, or in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. (more...)

What is the Everlasting Lesson the Charlies of the Chocolate Factory Learned From Christian Borle?
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 10, 2017

The three Charlies have the amazing opportunity to work with the candy man himself, Christian Borle. Ryan Foust mentioned that they got to learn some acting and comedy tips from Borle. (more...)

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