The 32nd Annual Young Playwrights Announces Slate For 2019 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 32nd Young Playwrights Festival, January 3 - 27, 2019 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. (more...)

December Shows Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Moonlight Presents offers two holiday events in December at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Sponsored by Dr. Bronner's, the shows include the Doo Wop Project Christmas, featuring stars of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: the Musical," on Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Amongst the singers is San Diego native Charl Brown who began his musical theatre journey as a student at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. He would go on to appearing in a number of shows locally, including The Moonlight's "Ragtime" in 2002, before going on to Broadway. Tickets are priced $15 - $40. On Sat., Dec. 8, experience the holiday favorite "Home Alone" on a big screen with pre-movie activities including a snow play area for the kids. Tickets are $5 or $10. Both shows are on sale now through VisTix at moonlightstage.com and by phone at (760) 724-2110. (more...)

Ballet Palm Beach Welcomes 50 Friends To 'Dance Revealed' Raising $15k For Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Colleen Smith, Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beach, today announced that the nonprofit professional dance company raised about $15,000 at Dance Revealed, the exclusive studio event held on Thursday, October 25, in Palm Beach Gardens. (more...)

BWW Previews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Nov 23, 2018

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater Names Pillar Partner Safe & Sound Recipient Of The A Christmas Carol Families Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a timeless tale of hope and redemption that has been a cornerstone of Milwaukee Repertory Theater for more than 40 years playing to over 1.5 million people making it Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition. Keeping with The Rep's mission to creating positive change in the community, it is pleased to announce the recipients of the A Christmas Carol Families Program and Tiny Tim Ticket Program for 2018. (more...)

New Cast & Creatives Announced For 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

92Y announces more cast names and new creative team members for Lyrics & Lyricists 2019. Under the helm of L&L producer Ted Chapin, the series brings artists from theater and beyond to present original revues featuring award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers illuminating the American Songbook. (more...)

Santino Fontana Joins the Cast of 92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists'
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

92Y announces more cast names and new creative team members for Lyrics & Lyricists 2019. Under the helm of L&L producer Ted Chapin, the series brings artists from theater and beyond to present original revues featuring award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers illuminating the American Songbook. (more...)

Melbourne's Emerging Classical Singers Join Forces For A Christmas Consort: The Advent Event Of The Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Five of Melbourne's emerging classical singers will consort in December to present three concerts. (more...)

All Puppet Players Present DIE HARD: A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Yippee Ki-Yay, puppet lovers! What do you get when you cross the definitive holiday action movie with All Puppet Players' brand of dirty jokes, pop-culture references and snarky commentary? You get an instant holiday classic! (more...)

Parr Hall Panto Cast Spread Festive Cheer Among Weekend Shoppers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Cast members from this year's Parr Hall panto spread a little festive cheer in Warrington town centre at the weekend. (more...)

400 Kids Of Phoenix Children's Chorus Perform For Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The clear pure sound of the Phoenix Children's Chorus will charm audiences as the acclaimed group performs its 35th Anniversary holiday concert, Making Spirits Bright, to kick off the holiday season.   (more...)

NSMT Presents The 28th Annual Production Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starting December 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will once again present the area's most beloved production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL sponsored by MarketStreet Lynnfield. This award-winning, original musical adaptation was created solely for North Shore Music Theatre and cannot be seen anywhere else. Two cast members, David Coffee (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Cheryl McMahon (Mrs. Dilber), will be both be celebrating their 25th appearance in the holiday show. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will play 14 performances from Friday, December 7 thru Sunday, December 23, 2018.  (more...)

DIE HARD: A CHRISTMAS STORY is Back at All Puppet Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Yippee Ki-Yay, puppet lovers! What do you get when you cross the definitive holiday action movie with All Puppet Players' brand of dirty jokes, pop-culture references and snarky commentary? You get an instant holiday classic! (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere New Seasons of THE RAP GAME, BRING IT! and MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The Rap Game heads into its most intense season ever and it's all-out music mayhem! The stakes are higher than ever before and with a battle every episode, this new crop of superstars must use everything in their arsenal to keep their place on the HIT List....and in the house! From executive producers, Golden Globe winner and Grammy nominee Queen Latifah and Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, the fifth season of The Rap Game kicks off Thursday, January 10th at 9pm ET/PT. The following week (1/17) it will return to its regularly scheduled time slot of 10pm ET/PT. This is the time to shine for these six young rappers who will have to freestyle, flow and rhyme their way to a life-changing prize - a recording contract with Dupri's label, So So Def Recordings. This season, artists Will.I.Am, Lil Jon, Xscape, Killer Mike, Rapsody and Jacquees join Dupri to help guide these promising rappers to music victory. (more...)

WST For Kids Series Continues With PINKALICIOUS: The Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The Walnut Street Theatre for Kids Series (WST for Kids) dishes a delectable delight from March 29 - April 13. In PINKALICIOUS: The Musical, audiences will indulge their sweet tooth alongside cupcake-loving girl, Pinkalicious Pinkerton. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES! THE MUSICAL at Argenta Community Theater
by Theresa Bertram - Mar 5, 2019

The Argenta Community Theater cast of Newsies may not be the King's of New York, but they are most definitely the King's of North Little Rock. Argenta never fails putting on a fantastic show. Led by Director Vincent Insalaco, and produced by Judy Tenenbaum, the casting was superb, the set was envious, and the choreography was top notch--and looked like so much fun! (more...)

FIRST STAGE THEATRE COMPANY Presents NEWSIES at HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, Opening On March 8th!
by Richard Allen - Mar 5, 2019

This past Saturday an impromptu performance at the Huntington Mall began with a shout known to all musical lovers: 'Pulitzer and Hearst, they think we're nothing' Are we nothing'?' To which an excited mob of newsies replied tenaciously, 'No!' Audiences were then treated to an impressive flash mob rendition of 'The World Will Know' during a lull in the Macy's Prom Fashion Event. After this commanding performance, there's no doubt in anybody's mind just how great First Stage Theatre Company's production of Newsies will be. (more...)

Kretzer Music Foundation Presents Legendary Pianist David Crohan In Concert At CityPlace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

The Kretzer Music Foundation's popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return on Tuesday, March 19, with the legendary pianist David Crohan. The joyous musical event, which is being sponsored by Legends Radio, will be held at 7 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall And Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Present CROSSCURRENT VI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) is pleased to collaborate with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to present CrossCurrent VI which will feature a showcase of new works by Nai-Ni Chen and collaborator New Asia Chamber Music Society. A discussion will follow the performance. Tickets for are available online at www.flushingtownhall.org or by phone at 718-463-7700 x 220. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Presents Collaboration with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) and is pleased to collaborate with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to present a lineup in CrossCurrent VI, featuring the Nai-Ni Chen and collaborator New Asia Chamber Music Society. A discussion will follow the performance. (more...)

TheaterWorks Announces 2019 Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

TheaterWorks SummerWorks theatre camps are the perfect summer activity for kids who love theatre or who want a fun, creative summer activity. There are SummerWorks classes for all ages and skill levels, indulging the just-for-fun campers and those who want to hone their acting and musical theatre skills. With many camp themes, from Broadway to superheroes and fairytales to talking zoo animals, Boys and Girls alike will have a fun-filled creative summer. (more...)

CIRQUE MECHANICS Comes to Overture This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KYLE AND MONTE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL 3 at Roxy's Downtown, Wichita's Favorite Duo
by Craig Richardson - Jan 7, 2019

In life, there are things that simply go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Macaroni and cheese. Ginger and Fred. Kyle and Monte. (more...)

BRING IT! LIVE: The Dance Battle Tour Comes To The North Charleston PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Featuring the legendary Coach Dianna Williams and her team of Dancing Dolls, comes the unforgettable, jam-packed heart-pounding experience we call Bring It! Live. After three acclaimed touring seasons, the hit Lifetimea TV series Bring It! is back again live on-stage Saturday, July 27 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center with never before seen routines and an all new fan vs Dancing Doll stand battles. Tickets (starting at $32.75 plus applicable fees) go on sale Friday, January 11 at 10 AM at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. The 2019 summer tour will feature an all new interactive show with hotter-than-ever performances inspiring fans of all ages in an evening packed with motivation, inspiration and formation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Week Of Rip-Roaring Fun At Parr Hall Promised After Panto Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Panto-lovers are in for a treat as Parr Hall's latest musical production delights audiences on its opening night. (more...)

Prodigy Hosts Free Shows In February And March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The public is invited to experience the joy of youth in arts, as University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) presents Prodigy Showcases throughout the months of February and March. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues its 2018-19 Season With NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: Four Women, written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson.Nina Simone: Four Women runs January 24 - March 2, 2019 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Commentary: Ponder THE GREAT LEAP From Sports to Politics at the Guthrie's Proscenium Stage
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 29, 2019

The Guthrie''s Proscenium Stage recently opened a production of The Great Leap, where playwright Lauren Yee envisions two basketball games between the United States and China through two university teams: San Francisco University (SFU) and Beijing University. One of the play's premises asserts that the SFU coach, Saul, claimed to the Beijing coach Wen Chang at the first 1971 game: "No Chinese team will ever beat a US. basketball team."  (more...)

Lerner Publishing Group Wins Michael L. Printz Honor and Mildred L. Batchelder Honor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

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BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Mystifies Edmonton
by Sarah Dussome - Jan 2, 2019

Mind reading, card tricks, and death-defying stunts take centre stage in this glitzy magical extravaganza. (more...)

Kretzer Music Fndn To Present THE KING'S ACADEMY In Concert At CityPlace
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The Kretzer Music Foundation today invited fans to the next concert in its popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND series which is presented in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School Of Dance Announces 2019 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, announces this year's School of Dance 2019 Summer Programs. The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large. Located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, the School offers something for students of all ages. (more...)

Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Announces 2019 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Ballet Hispanico, America's leading Latino dance organization, announces this year's School of Dance 2019 Summer Programs. The Ballet Hispanico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large. Located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, the School offers something for students of all ages. (more...)

2019 TILT Festival Announced For Kids, Families, And Adults
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the fourth annual TILT (March 2-31), a festival for kids, families, and adults showcasing lyrical and thought-provoking multidisciplinary international projects and new commissions from musicians, theater makers, visual artists, and philosophers. Co-curated for the first time by Laurent Clavel, Cultural Attache of the French Embassy, and FIAF Artistic Director Courtney Geraghty, this year's TILT engages leading French, Francophone, and American artists. Their works-many of which emphasize the theme of acceptance-nurture both imagination and social consciousness as they speak to the next generation of engaged citizens. Most of the events are free; for ticketed events, please visit www.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

OPERA America Announces 2019 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in their 12th year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective organizations. (more...)

Opera Memphis Trustee Receives National Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in their 12th year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective organizations. (more...)

Pan African Film And Arts Festival Musical Journey Through The African Diaspora
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2019

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Boys and Girls. It's that time of year again. It's time for the most highly anticipated and largest Black History Month celebration in Los Angeles, if not, the largest in California. (more...)

Tony Danza To Be Honored With The Hausman Humanitarian Award at The 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network,has announced that Tony Danza will be honored with the Hausman Humanitarian Award at the 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala to take place on Thursday, March 14th, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. (more...)

Playwright Billie Aken-Tyers Leads Cast of Reading Of Her New Play NEXT ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

The Newest play from British playwright Billie Aken-Tyers is to be presented at Theatre Lab on March 2nd at 7pm by the Ophelia Theatre Group. The play, set in a small town in the North East of England, follows the story of a young millennial trying to find her place in the world without her Father. Steph's Dad has just died, and it's up to her best friends Ant and Harry to pull her through the worst year of her life. In a year of transition, three friends discover who they are, how to grieve and that growing up is realizing that no one knows how to be a grown up, all through the medium of a good old fashioned Pub Quiz. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Dec 8, 2018

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Author, Maceo Smedley, Promises to Make Children Smarter with His First Children's Book, 'Why Are You So Smart'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

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BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Broadway In Louisville
by Keith Waits - Dec 3, 2018

This week's Broadway Series production ushers in the holiday season with the stage adaptation of the 1983 movie, A Christmas Story. It took almost three decades for the musical to come into being, hitting Broadway November 2012. The perennial television favorite is a nostalgic stroll through small-town northern Indiana circa 1940. And a new tradition is developing with recent years' seasonal tours of A Christmas Story The Musical. (more...)

Modern Circus Lives FOREVER Through Lone Star Circus NYE Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

In a fun and daring tribute to the birth of the modern circus, Dallas' own Lone Star Circus® brings its unique brand of spectacle back for the holidays in the all-new show, FOREVER! Jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and four-legged performers from around the world come together to create a parade of not-to-be-forgotten moments for the entire family. Dallas Children's Theater is pleased to present this Dallas treasure and tradition on its stage again during the festive season! The entire community is invited to be a part of the circus for this limited run at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, from December 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019. (more...)

Pets Of Broadway: Meet Ariana DeBose's Lil Cheerleaders, Freddy & Izzy!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 28, 2018

BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive collaboration with Pets of Broadway! From the cats of choreographers, to the dogs of dancers, to the birds of belters and the many pets in between, Pets of Broadway shares the stories of your favorite Broadway stars' best friends! This week's Pets of Broadway introduces you to Freddy and Izzy, two cats rescued by Summer: The Donna Summer Musical's Tony nominee, Ariana Debose! Read below as Barks talks about her pup! (more...)

Verb Ballets Will Offer Youth Dance Classes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Verb Ballets has announced new offerings in its dance classes focused on opportunities for youth! Beginning in January these programs will aim to nurture a love of dance as an art form and healthy activity. Classes in Creative Movement and Ballet will help kids build a strong foundation for dance by improving coordination, strength, flexibility, musicality and good teamwork! Classes are available for a variety of different ability levels and age ranges. Classes begin January 7, 2019. (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's World Premiere THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. As Ed confronts his tragic past and tenuous future, he unexpectedly finds love beneath the starry Alaskan sky, and support from an unlikely ally. Introducing an auspicious new voice in American theatre, The Hour of Great Mercy by Miranda Rose Hall, is a tender, insightful and compassionate story about our collective relationship to illness, family, and redemption. (more...)

BWW Review: MIAMI CITY BALLET PRESENTS GEORGE BALANCHINE'S NUTCRACKER BALLET at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 16, 2018

Miami City Ballet has continuously performed The Nutcracker for 28 years. This time around, they have new, exquisite costumes and elaborate sets and graphics, to go along with Tchaikovsky's diverse and timeless Nutcracker Suite score. This particular Nutcracker Ballet, using George Balanchine's choreography, is based upon E.T.A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King." Though the story and characters are similar to other versions seen, there are some differences in the plot and characters. (more...)

12 Days of Christmas with George Salazar: Day 1- Iconically Christmas with Joe Iconis!
by George Salazar - Dec 13, 2018

Deck the halls, trim the tree, and spin the dreidel. BroadwayWorld is continuing our tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a 12 Days of Christmas countdown. This year we've invited the incredible George Salazar to share his favorite holiday performances. Check back daily to get in the holiday spirit in time for December 25 and to find out what else made his list! (more...)

Stifel Theatre Announces BRING IT! LIVE: THE DANCE BATTLE TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Featuring the legendary Coach Dianna Williams and her team of Dancing Dolls, comes the unforgettable, jam-packed heart-pounding experience we call Bring It! Live. After three acclaimed touring seasons, the hit Lifetime TV series Bring It! is back again live on-stage at Stifel Theatre on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8 p.m. with never before seen routines and an all new fan vs Dancing Doll stand battles. (more...)

BRING IT! LIVE: THE DANCE BATTLE TOUR Comes To Ovens Auditorium July 7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

After three acclaimed touring seasons, the hit Lifetime TV series 'Bring It!' is back again live on-stage Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 8 p.m at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets start at $34.75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.  (more...)

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