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Ane Brun: The Independent Premieres 'How To Disappear Completely' on Balloon Ranger Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Just this week, The Independent premiered Ane Brun's new song, a cover of Radiohead's 'How To Disappear Completely' calling the version 'exquisite.' The song is from her new album Leave Me Breathless —out October 6 worldwide on her label Balloon Ranger Records. (more...)

Haven Theatre Sets DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017 Lineup at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Haven Theatre will present its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. (more...)

Victory Gardens & Emerald City Theatre Announce 'Play Pals' Workshop Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater and Emerald City Theatre will continue to provide Play Pals, a theater experience for the whole family, throughout the 2017-2018 Season. During designated matinees, children ages 4-11 will engage in critically-acclaimed theater education workshops from Emerald City Theatre while their parents attend performances at Victory Gardens Theater. (more...)

BLACK GIRL MAGIC SHOW! by nicHi douglas Comes to Brooklyn's JACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Black Girl Magic Show! is an absurdist dance theatre lecture by playwright/performer nicHi douglas on Black female identity. Utilizing African Diasporan histories, Black feminist theory, and a lot of stuff douglas made up, she attempts to unpack, re-pack, and de-pack the Black female experience in America as witnessed by one Black woman - The Professor. As the audience follows The Professor, they discover what might happen if the one Black Girl without 'Black Girl Magic' takes matters into her own hands. Before the show ends, the audience experiences a TED-type talk, modern dance, a magic routine, and a concert, often simultaneously. And they probably see at least 20 wigs. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Joint Starts Jumpin' in La Mirada's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (more...)

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Launches 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Through incisive considerations of site, history, biography, and portraiture, Beverly Buchanan (1940 2015) produced landmark bodies of work, including cast concrete and mixed-media sculptures, drawings and books, and evocative paintings and photographs. 'Beverly Buchanan Ruins and Rituals,' on view September 14-December 2, 2017, at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. (more...)

Works by Caridad Svich, David Jacobi, Winter Miller and More Set for NNPN's 2017 Showcase of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to announce the 16th annual National Showcase of New Plays (NSNP). (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Herb Newsome Returns to United Solo with BREAK IT DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Break It Down, written and performed by Herb Newsome is a multimedia show that tells the story of the early days of Hip Hop through a live performance of the four elements: DJing, Emceeing, B-Boying and Graffiti Art. Explore the history behind the music set in the Bronx, NY, during a time where urban decay and gang culture inspired a people to create their own form of expression. Playing 10 Characters using music, dance, video, graffiti, and rhyming, the audience will be taken on a journey through the world of Hip Hop. (more...)

Kooman & Dimond's HOMEMADE FUSION to Play the West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

This September, Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond's song cycle, Homemade Fusion, will receive two New York City performances. (more...)

The Ballard Institute, Museum of Puppetry and UConn Puppet Arts Present the 2017 UConn Fall Puppet Slam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2017UConn Fall Puppet Slam on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in UConn's Nafe Katter Theatre. The UConn Fall Puppet Slam will feature short works by professional puppeteers and performers, including Lone Wolf Tribe, Veronica Barron, and Isaac Bloodworth, as well as new works for puppet and object theater by students from UConn's School of Fine Arts.  (more...)

BWW Review: Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity Issues
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017

Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like SWEENEY TODD's vengeful barber on a killing spree or THE PAJAMA GAME's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY Black Girl SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Camille A. Brown & Dancers to Bring 'BLACK GIRL' to Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Winner, Camille A. Brown, will bring her evening-length work Black Girl: Linguistic Play to the Ted Shawn Theatre this summer, August 9-13. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

RESISTANCE, No Limits Film Series and More Coming Up at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

the wild project has announced its current and upcoming projects this summer. Scroll down for details! (more...)

ROBIN HOOD: THE ARROW OF DESTINY to Put Twist on Classic Tale at York Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

This summer's fun family show at York Theatre Royal puts a twist on the tale of the legendary hero of Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny from 4 August to 2 September. (more...)

Who is the Bubbly Black Girl? Meet Her Starting Tonight at Encores!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 26th, 2017: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Begins at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 'BUBBLY Black Girl' begins as part of the Encores! Off-Center series tonight! (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Casting for 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Nikki M. James & Company Do the Skate in Highlights from Encores! BUBBLY BLACK GIRL...
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Liza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT to Premiere at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) has joined forces with Hi-ARTS for the world premiere of The Peculiar Patriot. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a 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, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents New Writers at 54: TA-DA! THE LYRICS OF ERIC PRICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents New Writers at 54: Ta-Da! The Lyrics of Eric Price on Sunday August 13 at 9:30pm and featuring Tony Award nominees Beth Malone (Fun Home), Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and a cast of Broadway all-stars. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2017
by - Aug 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Thursdays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Thursday event line-up for the 2017-2018 Chicago theatre season, featuring one World Premiere per month. The Theatre Thursday events include works created and performed by a diverse range of playwrights and artists at theatres located in nine Chicago neighborhoods. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens 'LIVE for FIVE' Lottery for First Preview of THE TREASURER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Friday, August 25, for the LIVE for FIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere of The Treasurer, a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Karamu's SIMPLY SIMONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Karamu President + CEO Tony F. Sias announced today complete casting for the regional premiere of Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone, created by Robert Neblett and David Grapes, with musical arrangements by Vince di Mura. (more...)

Lewis Black, Arianna Huffington and More Headline Talkback Series for DISCORD at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the lineup of guests for talkbacks that will happen after select shows of their first production of the 2017/18 season, the New York Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD written by Scott Carter and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

Casting Announced for FUN HOME, FADE, 'BREACH' and DOING IT at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces complete casting for its upcoming productions. (more...)

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...)

BWW Morning Brief August 2nd, 2017: REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 2, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: REALLY ROSIE begins at Encores! Off-Center and more! (more...)

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel's riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin helms Amiri Baraka's THE TOILET, a powerful look at love and empathy, and Lexi Saunders directs Rachel Dubose's sharply funny and biting new play THE DEPARTURE. The three fully-produced productions will run back-to-back in one program. DIRECTOR'S HAVEN 2017 will play October 16 - November 1, 2017 at Haven Theatre's resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Tickets are currently available at haventheatrechicago.com.  (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

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