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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Lincoln Theatre's Community Conversations is a free series designed to generate community discussion on a variety of interesting questions surrounding the arts. (more...)

Three Chicago Theaters Receive International Theatre Award for Gender Parity
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The International Centre for Women Playwrights has announced the 2017 recipients of the 50/50 Applause Awards, including three theaters from Chicago. Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater and Windy City Playhouse were among 58 international recipients honored for producing 50 percent or more plays by women playwrights during the 2016/17 season. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017


The ICG Names 2017 Emerging Cinematographers Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), Stephen Pizzello and Bill Bennett, ASC are the recipients of Honorary Awards (ICG, IATSE Local 600) announced Steven Poster ASC, ICG's IATSE Local 600 National President. The awards were presented at the launch of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA's) celebration on Friday, Sept 22 at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Clubhouse in Los Angeles. (more...)

Charles Bruffy to Appear in Final Concerts with Phoenix Chorale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Phoenix Chorale presents a powerful program of music for the final concerts of Artistic Director Charles Bruffy's amazing 18-year tenure on October 27-29 in Sun City, downtown Phoenix and Paradise Valley. The performances include music that is intimately significant to Charles and the 28 members of the Chorale and promises to be an emotionally moving opening to the 2017/18 Season. (more...)

CABARET Opening Soon at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

On October 14, the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre closes its 2017 season with the musical Cabaret. When Cabaret debuted in 1966, it was sexually provocative and edgy for the time. By 1998, the bar had moved up what was considered provocative and edgy. The play was due for an update. (more...)

Don't Miss SUNSET ON THE BAY, Saturday, 9/30!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Join us to Celebrate a Sarasota Sunset on the Bay welcoming guests from the World Rowing Championship and visitors from around the world. The free event Sunset on the Bay will take place on the Van Wezel bayside lawn and will welcome Yesterdayze and the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe to the outdoor stage on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 4PM-8PM. (more...)

Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

David Oyelowo to Star in New Live-Action Disney Musical from 'MOONLIGHT' Playwright
by Movies News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Cyrano meets Othello in 'MOONLIGHT' playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's new live-action musical for Disney, set to star David Oyelowo. (more...)

The Health Museum to Host Cheers to Your Health: STEAMPunk Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

On Friday, October 27, 2017, The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science invites Houstonians to celebrate and toast to its educational programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) at its largest fundraiser of the year, Cheers to Your Health: STEAMPunk. The Texas Medical Center member institution is Houston's most interactive science learning center and the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the Houston Museum District, and this year celebrates its 21st anniversary as the most visited museum of its kind in the nation. (more...)

BWW Interview: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively on Reprising His Role of Billy Cane for the LA Premiere and Following Your Own Path
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 25, 2017

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's gorgeous musical, Bright Star, will be coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this fall and will feature a number of original cast members. The talented and charismatic A.J. Shively will reprise his role as Billy Cane, the young soldier who returns from war and pursues his dream of being a writer at home in North Carolina. Shively's character is full of hope and optimism, as he is figuring out what's most important in life and coming full circle with the individuals who have shaped his personal story. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Create New Theater in the George R. Brown Convention Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will transform an exhibit hall in Houston's downtown convention center into an intimate theater for unconventional opera. The first three operas of the company's 2017 18 season will now take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, due to the closing of the Wortham Theater Center for repairs. The three operas to be presented in Exhibit Hall A3 of the convention center, to be called the HGO Resilience Theater, include the season opener, Verdi's La traviata (Oct. 20 Nov. 11); Handel's Julius Caesar (Oct. 27 Nov. 10); and the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's The House without a Christmas Tree (Nov. 30 Dec. 17). The HGO Resilience Theater will hold approximately 1,700 seats with a combination of stadium and floor seating, including excellent wheelChair accessibility. Every seat will be less than 100 feet from the stage. The space will also give audiences more insight into and connection to the theatrical process. (more...)

Stan Ponte, Bonnie Comley Head Drama League Board
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Drama League today announced the 2017-2018 Board of Directors Executive Committee. Longtime board members assuming new leadership roles are Stan Ponte, named President, along with Bonnie Comley, 1st Vice President, Kathy Henderson, 2nd Vice President, Susan Lang, 3rd Vice President, Anna May Feige, Secretary and Ken Wirth, Treasurer. (more...)

Norm Macdonald to Headline Comedy Works South This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Norm Macdonald will appear at Comedy Works South at the Landmark this weekend, September 29 & 30. (more...)

Park Theatre in Jaffrey Sets Groundbreaking Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Park Theatre announced today that the Savings Bank of Walpole will provide interim construction financing for the new 485-seat facility in downtown Jaffrey. Savings Bank of Walpole joins NH's Community Development Financing Authority, the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Office, Hutter Construction Corporation and the Town of Jaffrey to complete the project to rebuild the once-center of community life. Reopened, The Park Theatre will present live performances, children's programs, concerts, and films. (more...)

BWW Review: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Sep 25, 2017

Young playwright Kate Hamill is the best thing to happen to Jane Austen since Colin Firth. Her wonderfully witty and whimsical adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are the best stage adaptations of Austen's work to date. Anyone who saw Bedlam's rapturous production of Sense and Sensibility that landed at the Gym at Judson last year where it enjoyed extension after extension knows this. Hamill's adaptations are all about invention, about making a magical world that supports the condensing of a 400-page novel to a two-hour play. And that invention is tricky business. Synchronicity Theatre, with their production of Sense and Sensibility, have turned out a lovely and engaging production that offers up some excellent storytelling. (more...)

by E.H. Reiter - Sep 25, 2017

The Old Globe 2017 Gala Evening of Illusions was on Saturday, September 23rd at the Old Globe Campus in Balboa Park. More than just party, this event was held to support the theatre's artistic and arts engagements programs. (more...)

'Backed By ATL' Harnesses Region's Assets, Connections To Help High Potential Companies In Atlanta Grow And Thrive
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017


BWW Interview: Marilyn D'Honau on Dancing in the Original WEST SIDE STORY
by Bob Rizzo - Sep 25, 2017

Marilyn D'Honau is not only the youngest surviving cast member of the original production of West Side Story, she was also the youngest when the show opened in 1957. D'Honau was a sixteen- year-old high school senior when she was cast as Clarice, one of the Jet girls. Though she'd been performing professionally since she was twelve, she credits having good ballet training for her successful audition. (more...)

SDC Foundation to Celebrate Off-Broadway Direction & Choreography with 1st Annual Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announces its first annual 'SDC Foundation Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Directing and Choreography.' (more...)

Darren Bessette Band Inks Record Deal With Hypermedia Nashville
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Darren Bessette Band, hailing from Boston, Massachusetts has inked a record deal with independent Nashville record label Hypermedia Nashville owned by hit songwriter Max T. Barnes. Label mates include Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, Foster & Allen, Jon Christopher Davis and more. (more...)

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY Announces Fall Edition, September 28 – October 3, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, and its Italian partner KIT Italia, will present a special fall edition of its yearly festival IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY, which marked its fifth edition in May 2017. (more...)

Jody Ashworth Headlines 10TH TIME'S THE CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

JODY ASHWORTH will be headlining his cabaret act, '10th Time's the Charm' on October 26 & 27 at 8pm at the Richmond Triangle Players Theater (more...)

Chart-topping Pop Artist Wrabel to Headline the GLBX's ARTOPIA IV on Saturday, September 23, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

The GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce has announced that chart-topping American pop artist Wrabel will headline the fourth annual ARTOPIA presented by JM Lexus. During this art-inspired evening on Saturday, September 23, from 7 to 10 p.m., at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, over-the-top entertainment, live artist experiences, visual arts and interactive elements will merge to create an artrageous spectacle. (more...)

Professor Michael A. Franklin, Chair of Naropa's MA Transpersonal Art Therapy Program, Releases New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017


Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf for Young Adults: THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Kicking off the 2017-2018 Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) season is Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Jonathan Berry. Steppenwolf Education presents this American classic as part of the SYA season which asks, When does a lie become the truth? Public performances for The Crucible are Saturday, October 7 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, October 8 at 3pm; Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 14 at 3pm and 7:30pm; and Saturday, October 21 at 3pm and 7:30pm in the Downstairs Theatre. The press performance is Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Weekday performances are reserved for school groups only. Tickets to public performances ($20; $15 with student I.D.) are currently on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and (more...)

Harris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia Barretto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced today the appointment of Patricia Barretto as its new Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Chief Executive Officer Endowed Chair, effective immediately. (more...)

Bid for Tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN and More at Arena Stage's Live Wine Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Arena Stage will host a live wine auction on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). The wine auction is helmed by event co-Chairs Judith N. Batty, Arena Stage board Chair, and board member Sandra E. Taylor. (more...)

Eastern Florida State College to Celebrate the Performing Arts with KALEIDOSCOPE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Eastern Florida State College faculty is honored to showcase the talents of their performing and visual arts students. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Previews continue this weekend for Gina Gionfriddo's 'Becky Shaw,' playing now through November 12. Under the direction of Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein, the dark comedy stars Carley Cornelius as the titular character, an emotionally-fragile single woman swept up in the chaos of a blind-date gone array. Press nights for the production are Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photos and Video: The RSA Hosts Leading British Playwrights for NATIONS ON THE WORLD STAGES Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Yesterday a major symposium was held at The RSA at which leading British playwrights discussed how theatre should respond to and reflect the changing international role of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Europe over the next decade. Scroll down for photos and footage from the event! (more...)

Pianist Deanna Witkowski Presents Trio Arrangements of 14 Hymns on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Grace, serenity, and rhapsody are on abundant display throughout the 14 songs pianist Deanna Witkowski performs with her trio on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns,' set for release November 3 on Tilapia Records. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: In A World Disgruntled With Its Leaders, Sondheim's ASSASSINS Is The Perfectly Timed Peak Into The Past
by Jade Kops - Sep 21, 2017

The mystery of what motivates a person to murder for political reasons plays out in Hayes Theatre Co's latest perfectly crafted production ASSASSINS. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild Kicks Off the New Opera Season with Podcast Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, the world's premier arts education organization dedicated to enriching people's lives through opera, launched its third season of podcasts today with F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief of OPERA NEWS, interviewing William ( Will ) Berger, an American author, radio music host and MET Radio commentator. (more...)

National Philharmonic Kicks Off the 2017-2018 Season with Star-Studded Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The National Philharmonic's 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore commences with star-studded performances by some of today's most famous classical musicians. The concert on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m., will feature the famous former child prodigy Sarah Chang (violin) and Grammy winning Zuill Bailey (cello), conducted by Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. On Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., Chang will play alongside pianist Santiago Rodriguez, who will be making his return-debut to the Washington area. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is conducting the Star-Spangled Banner on Saturday. An instrument petting zoo will take place in the lobby on Sunday from 2-2:30 p.m., allowing children a chance to experiment with instruments from different families (string, wood, brass, and percussion). In both concerts, musicians will play Beethoven's Egmont Overtureand Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. (more...)

Judy Garland Costumes and More Up for Auction in Los Angeles
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, has announced its highly anticipated event Icons & Idols: Hollywood AND MORE to take place on November 17, 2017 at their pop up auction gallery 805 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California and live online. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Raises Hopeful, Exquisite New Production of ONCE
by Michael Quintos - Sep 21, 2017

Though the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of writer/director John Carney's well-liked indie film ONCE is a musical that this reviewer has liked quite a bit from past productions, it took seeing South Coast Repertory's brand new regional production---now on stage in Costa Mesa through September 30---for this reviewer to not only like it, but to truly adore it. From casting to staging and everything in between, SCR's enjoyable new mounting, under the astute direction of Kent Nicholson, is somehow much more emotional, thoughtful, and remarkably riveting than past touring productions. And though, yes, it is essentially the same source material, SCR's exquisite new iteration of this small, but genuinely endearing musical is by far the gold standard of how this show should look and feel in any and all future productions. (more...)

Cooper's Hawk Vineyards Launches First Progressive Web App for Wineries in North America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017


Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW and THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW to Continue Off-Broadway Experiments Through the End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck) and That Chemistry Show, written by Borislaw Bilash will continue to delight, amaze and educate audiences through the end of the year. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Attendees for October's Berkshire Leadership Summit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Organizers of the pilot Berkshire Leadership Summit, an event for women aspiring to, or already in, leadership positions in the non-profit theatre, and hosted by WAM Theatre, are excited to announce that the attendees of this event have been selected. (more...)

Scoop: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC - Friday, September 22, 2017
by TV Scoop - Sep 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on Friday, September 22, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Hossan Leong & Nathalie Ribette of FOREVER YOUNG by SingTheatre
by Mathilda Chua - Sep 21, 2017

SingTheatre presents a hilarious jukebox musical Forever Young that will knock you off your Chair! (more...)

BWW Interview: Marilyn D'Honau on Dancing in the Original WEST SIDE STORY
by Bob Rizzo - Sep 21, 2017

Marilyn D'Honau is not only the youngest surviving cast member of the original production of West Side Story, she was also the youngest when the show opened in 1957. D'Honau was a sixteen- year-old high school senior when she was cast as Clarice, one of the Jet girls. Though she'd been performing professionally since she was twelve, she credits having good ballet training for her successful audition. (more...)

OSLO Celebrates International Day of Peace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The critically acclaimed production of OSLO, currently playing to sold-out houses at the National Theatre, transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre from 2 October until 30 December. A series of special events has been announced to celebrate International Day of Peace on 21 September. (more...)

Stages Across the U.S. and Around the World Among ICWP's 2017 50/50 Applause Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The 2017 International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) 50/50 Applause Awards celebrates gender parity for women playwrights at 58 theatres throughout The United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Tasmania. (more...)

IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER Opens Wirtz Center's Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The lyrical and intoxicating story of a young woman's thrust into womanhood and subsequent fall into the murky waters of life, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, opens Northwestern University's Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 Mainstage season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Presentations at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Last night, the 2016-2017 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons at 7:00 PM. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), Laurence O' Keefe (Heathers), Diana Son (Stop Kiss). (more...)

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Reschedules Annual LUMINARY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Vin Nolan, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, today announced that in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma the annual LUMINARY is being rescheduled to Friday, October 27. This year's celebration will once again be held in the Grand Ballroom of the beachside Delray Beach Marriott at 10 N. Ocean Blvd. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The seventh annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition leads Pittsburgh Festival Opera's search for America's best singers. Young professionals ages 18 35 compete for cash prizes and solo roles in the 2018 Summer Season, June 22-July 29, 2018. (more...)

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