Benefactors Broadway


Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2019
In this exciting new double-bill, Co-Opera pairs Schönberg's Erwartung with the world premiere of Daphne, written by Adelaide's Josh van Konkelenberg. Set in a dream forest, the two stories of Amongst the Trees blend myth and reality, exploring the hidden regions of our inner lives.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Mount Vernon Virtuosi (MVV) opens its 2019-2020 season, led by Grammy-nominated conductor, cellist, and pedagogue, Amit Peled, with A Festive Opening on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 4:00pm at Spencerville Adventist Church in Silver Spring, MD; Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00pm at Bender JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville, MD; Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 5:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains, VA; and Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00pm at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
What a night!  It may be a crisp fall North Dakota evening, but Nashville Recording  Star DOUG  ALLEN NASH will heat up the EMPIRE ARTS CENTER on SATURDAY  evening, OCTOBER 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM with his critically acclaimed a?oeJOHNNY  CASH & NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE SHOW.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Karen Zacarías' Native Gardens from September 27 through October 20 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This contemporary comedy follows high-powered lawyer Pablo Del Valle, and his very pregnant wife, doctoral candidate Tania, who have just purchased a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank Butley. Soon a disagreement between the neighbors over a longstanding fence line derails their plans of realizing the American Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
On Thursday, September 19, a bevy of benefactors and sponsors will don their Saville Row Suits and Sloane Street frocks for a?oeDiamonds are Forevera??a??  a 007 inspired affair that promises to bring out glamorous Bond Girls and 007 imposters - all for a good cause.
by Jaclyn Layman - Sep 13, 2019
Tune up those music listening ears with Maestro George Marriner Maull of The Discovery Orchestra!
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Deadline reports that Dean DeBlois will direct a new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel 'Treasure Island' at Universal Pictures and Mandeville Films.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Today the NPAAA announced that Christopher Massimine is the recipient of the 2019 Humanitarian of the Year Award.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE) fundraising affair will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The CAFE 2019 Fundraising Gala is a black-tie affair that will feature headliner performances by world-acclaimed artists David Rudder, known as the Calypso King of the World, and Allison Hinds, aka the Queen of Caribbean Soca.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Oct 13, 2019
Earlier this week on October 8th, Flatiron Books released New York Times Best Selling Author Leigh Bardugo's first adult novel, NINTH HOUSE. The first book in the Alex Stern series has already been getting a lot of online buzz, and was already chosen to be...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Sarasota Orchestra and its musicians, represented by American Federation of Musicians Florida Gulf Coast, Local 427-721, have reached agreement on a successor collective bargaining agreement.  The four-year agreement, which has been ratified by the musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra Players Association, will cover this current season through the 2022-2023 season.
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019
Education is a top priority in Coral Gables, as proven by the Coral Gables Community Foundation. This year, the Foundation presented a record 36 scholarships from its various programs: the Coral Gables Community Foundation's Four-Year $10,000 Scholarship, Four-Year $5,000 Scholarship, Merit Scholarship and Culinary Arts Scholarship; the Islands of Cocoplum Scholarship; the Dave Ragan Jr. Memorial Scholarship; Ralph V. Moore Scholarship for Cavalier Excellence; the Lady Suzanna P. Tweed Scholarship; the Grant and Bridget Daugherty Nursing Scholarship; the Coral Gables Bar Association Scholarship and the Ponce Society of Young Professionals Scholarship as well as awards from the Slesnick Family.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Following the break-out success of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present When Blood Ran Red, a new, award-winning work that chronicles the darkest era in the Soviet Union, when former wartime heroes of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee were persecuted as enemies of the state for daring to report on the truth of the Holocaust in the German-occupied East. It will be performed on Sunday, June 16 at 2PM and 6PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and San Francisco Zoo & Gardens announced today a partnership during the run of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater May 29-June 23, 2019. As part of this unique partnership, A.C.T. and San Francisco Zoo will host San Francisco Zoo Day at The Geary Theater following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Rhinoceros on Sunday, June 9.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Paley Center for Media honored the LGBTQ+ community, and the television series, movies, sports and news programs, and that broke barriers, shattered stereotypes, and brought audiences together at The Paley Honors: Tribute to LGBTQ+ Achievements in Television on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall on May 15. This momentous occasion was held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, a couple committed to higher education and advancing the arts, have donated more than $2.8 million to the University of Michigan Museum of Art to enhance and develop the Museum's exhibitions program, ensuring that UMMA can continue to be a center of ambitious exhibition-making and interdisciplinary thinking.  
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Paley Center for Media today announced that it will honor the LGBTQ+ community, and the television series that broke barriers, shattered stereotypes, and brought audiences together at The Paley Honors: Tribute to LGBTQ+ Achievements in Television on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. This momentous occasion will take place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on May 15, 2019, at 6:30 pm.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Paley Center for Media today announced that it will honor the LGBTQ+ community, and the television series that broke barriers, shattered stereotypes, and brought audiences together at The Paley Honors: Tribute to LGBTQ+ Achievements in Television on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. This momentous occasion will take place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on May 15, 2019, at 6:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) is delighted to announce its inaugural Theater Angel award, which will be presented to Yvonne Bell at the 2019 LADCC Awards Ceremony on April 8, 2019, at Pasadena Playhouse.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
The Adelaide Festival Board has announced that it has extended the tenure of Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy. This represents the second contract extension for Armfield and Healy taking their total tenure through to and inclusive of the 2023 Adelaide Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), City of New Brunswick, and George Street Playhouse today announced The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater and The Arthur Laurents Theater named after two George Street Playhouse benefactors. The $7.75 million in gifts, the largest in George Street Playhouse history, strengthens NBPAC as the premier center for the performing arts. NBPAC, a $172 million redevelopment initiative that will transform New Brunswick's Downtown Cultural Arts District, opens its doors to the public this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, known musically as Rising Appalachia, are proud to debut a live performance video of the second single 'Cuckoo' from their new full-length album Leylines, releasing May 3rd, 2019. Paste Magazine calls the track 'upbeat and sturdy...rustic Appalachian music revamped for 2019.' Listen here. The studio version of 'Cuckoo' will be released on Friday, but fans can pre-save the track on Spotify here. In February of this year, the band released 'Harmonize' as the first single, which was premiered by Rolling Stone.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) rolled out the red carpet today as Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet arrived at the Centre ahead of its exclusive 2019 QPAC International Series season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Coral Gables Community Foundation has awarded over $50,000 in grants to deserving local non-profit organizations in its latest distribution to support issues within the Foundation's focus areas: education, arts & culture, historic preservation and social & health services.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Stratford Festival is celebrating a major milestone in its Spirit of the Tent Campaign for the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre with a remarkable $5-million gift from Kelly and Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation. In recognition of this gift, the Stratford Festival Forum, which will have a dedicated space in the new theatre centre, will be renamed The Meighen Forum.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Brand New Shorts, Westchester Collaborative Theater's (WCT) latest 10-minute play festival directed by Ossining resident Nathan Flower, associate arts professor at NYU's Tisch Drama, will run weekends from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
On Saturday, July 13, from 10 am until 12 noon, Better Lemons and Theatre West will be hosting the Producers Panel "Show Me the Money!" with some of LA's premiere theatrical producers sharing their fundraising success stories and secrets. This panel discussion will provide a great opportunity for LA's vast theatrical community to ask questions on what it takes to produce a show in Los Angeles. The "Show Me the Money!" event will be a panel discussion and a conversation with the audience to address specific situations and opportunities. All of the panelists are producers with a diverse background of fundraising experience, from attracting wealthy benefactors to leveraging public funds.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
TOSOS Theater Company has announced that Ben Philipp has officially signed on to be the Company's Costume Director. Ben is currently an Assistant Costume Designer for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
'I was quite overwhelmed to receive the news of the award - not in my wildest imagination had I ever thought that such an honour would be bestowed upon me,' John said. 'I have always taken my own path in the musical world and programmed music, often unfamiliar, that I passionately believe in.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Adam Blanshay Productions today announces the first UK Tour of What's In A Name?, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prenom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patelliere. Internationally acclaimed comedy, What's In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party. The cast will star Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), James Lance (Jeeves and Wooster, Northern Soul), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Matilda). Further casting to be announced.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2019
Nashville theater has always been progressive. There have always been people and companies focused on the cutting edge, delivering productions that challenge and compel their audiences to think and to consider where they are now and where they will go in the future, and there is no question that such forward-thinking creative types will continue to wield influence in the theater community for as long as theater is to be created here, there and everywhere.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2019
BWW catches up with John-Luke Roberts to chat about bringing After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!! to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
THE ALTRUISTS tells the tale of a group of self-absorbed 20- and 30-somethings, social benefactors who suffer the consequences of mistaken identity and misconstrued relationships. These are the kids who protest. They protest arts funding and arms funding. They protest school cutbacks and AIDS cutbacks and welfare cutbacks.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019
Celebrating 50 years of 'bringing dance to life,' the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) kicks off its golden anniversary year with a glittering, star-studded 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars on January 26 at 6:30 p.m., at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019
Start the new year with a showdown! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is pleased to present the regional premiere of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical). This uproarious new comedy sets two spirited senior citizens against each other in a head-to-head battle of wits and wagers, leading to discoveries about friendship, forgiveness, and free falling. Playing January 19-February 16 and directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production Sponsor is the Schueler Group.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
In Spring 2019, the internationally renowned, Boston-based, early music champion, the Handel and Haydn Society, returns to New York City for two stunning concerts. These performances, housed in two of New York City's most unique and celebrated concert venues, reflect the Handel and Haydn Society's impeccable consideration for historically-informed concert traditions, immaculate expression of the Renaissance and Baroque philosophies, and characteristic taste and precision of artistry. Under its esteemed artistic director of a decade, Harry Christophers, the 204-year-old ensemble brings the fiercely emotive early opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell to the spectacular Temple of Dendur setting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Sackler Wing, as well as an all-Vivaldi recital including works for soprano, violin, and viola d'amore at the Morgan Library.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced that its annual benefit, The Art of Dessert, will return on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the Center's Lytton Rancheria Grand Lobby (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). Now celebrating 16 sweet years, The Art of Dessert is an evening of fine dining and one-of-a-kind confections created by famed North Bay pastry artists. Desserts will be judged by a panel of local celebrities and will double as artistic table centerpieces and the delectable final course. The evening will also honor 2019 Arts Benefactors of the Year Sherry and Pete Swayne for their generous support and outstanding leadership.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Asolo Rep continues its celebration of 60 years on stage with Tony Award-winner Michael Frayn's rip-roaringly hilarious play NOISES OFF, one of the most celebrated farces of all time. Directed by comedic Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, NOISES OFF previews March 20 and 21, opens March 22 and runs through April 20 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019
Get ready to groove at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's annual gala The Disco Ball!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's exclusive annual gala The Disco Ball raised nearly $608,000 for the not-for-profit Theatre and its Conservatory.
by Herbert Paine - Feb 18, 2019
In recognition of the SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL's 25th Anniversary as unique communal experience for filmmakers and moviegoers. A profile of the event and the man who has steered its course, Patrick Schweiss. Running this year from Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 through Sunday, March 3rd.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
San Francisco Opera announces Canadian soprano Andriana Chuchman as the winner of the 2019 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition. Chuchman made her Company debut as Mary Hatch in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's It's a Wonderful Life last fall and was named a?oe2019 Emerging Star of the Yeara?? based on a popular vote conducted online at from July 9a?"July 31, 2019. As winner of the competition, now in its fourth year, Chuchman receives a $10,000 cash prize.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Aug 31, 2019
Visiting the Great White Way is any musical theatre lover's dream. Last July, that dream came true for 13 winners of Indonesia Menuju Broadway (IMB) as they attended musical theatre workshop on Broadway. Now they return to perform WHAT I DID FOR LOVE, a musical showcase featuring Broadway hits.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its 120th season on Wednesday, September 18, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Artswith a special Opening Night Concert and Gala, featuring a performance by award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald. Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Fabulous Philadelphians officially kick off the 2019a?"20 season with a celebratory program featuring selections by Gershwin, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. Acclaimed soprano Adela Zaharia will make her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, performing an aria from Verdi's La traviata. The concert will also include audience participation in the first Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Pauline Oliveros's a?oeTuning Meditation,a?? from Four Mediations for Orchestra.
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Variety reports that Brenda Blethyn will star in 'Kate and Kolo,' ITV's newest sitcom. The news was announced at the Edinburgh TV Fringe Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Houston Chamber Choir joins the Holocaust Museum Houston to celebrate the reopening of the expanded museum by presenting the first major setting of The Diary of Anne Frank, Annelies, by English composer James Whitbourn on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Full casting has been confirmed for the witty, razor sharp What's In A Name which is to play at Theatre Royal, Glasgow next month.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
With the 2nd annual 'European Month of Culture NYC' as its backdrop, Origin Theatre Company will pay tribute to one of New York's most prominent arts and culture benefactors, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, at its annual Spring Gala on Monday May 20, at 6:30pm. Hosted by Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, the evening features a special performance by the iconic songstress Judy Collins, in honor of Tom Moran, beloved longtime leader of Mutual of America, who passed away in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) inducted three arts luminaries into its Hall of Fame during its annual benefit on April 11 at Capitale.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
The 2019 first-place winner of last Thursday's Manhattan School of Music's prestigious Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition is soprano Hyeree Shin, a Professional Studies Certificate candidate at the School. Ms. Shin received $20,000 in prize money to be used towards her professional development.