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A celebration of Motown hits by recreating the experience of the 1965 Tamla Motown Revue tour.


Broadway Palm Opens 24th Season With YESTERDAY'S!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway Palm opens its 24th Season with Yesterday's playing now through October 8, 2016. Take a trip down memory lane with this musical comedy revue featuring music from the 50s and 60s! Broadway Palm is offering a "Season Opener Special" and all tickets are just $45 for dinner and the show. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand.  (more...)

Adelheid Roosen and Nazmiye Oral's NO LONGER WITHOUT YOU Set for FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will conclude the 2017 edition of its celebrated Crossing the Line Festival with the US Premiere of No Longer Without You, from Dutch theater-maker Adelheid Roosen and journalist and performer Nazmiye Oral, Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15, in FIAF's Le Skyroom. (more...)

SINBAD THE SAILOR Pantomime to Play Theatre Royal Stratford East This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the company's annual pantomime -  Sinbad the Sailor by Paul Sirett. (more...)

French Institute Alliance Française and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Present Artists Talk BRIDGING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

As part of the tenth edition of its celebrated contemporary arts festival Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are thrilled to launch BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, a new initiative exploring issues of cultural equity in the US and France. (more...)

Bailey Hall at Broward College to Welcome Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Song of the Phoenix at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, Florida, on September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm, with a master class and special performance for students on campus on Friday, September 23, 2016. (more...)

Breakdance World Champion Anne Nguyen Makes US Debut in FIAF's 2016 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF is thrilled to join partners Dancing in the Streets, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Gibney Dance, Times Square Arts, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts to present the US debut of breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen in two distinct works: Graphic Cyphers, in the South Bronx and Times Square; and Autarcie (....): a search for self-sufficiency at Gibney Dance in Manhattan. (more...)

Dickie Beau: BLACKOUTS Premieres at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

As part of the 2017 edition of the French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF)'s celebrated Crossing the Line Festival, FIAF and Abrons Arts Center are thrilled to present award-winning, UK-based drag fabulist and virtuosic lip-syncher Dickie Beau in the US Premiere of his solo show Blackouts, Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8, at Abrons Arts Center. (more...)

Breakdown World Champion Anne Nguyen Makes US Debut at French Institute Alliance Française
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF is thrilled to join partners Dancing in the Streets, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Gibney Dance, Times Square Arts, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts to present the US debut of breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen in two distinct works: Graphic Cyphers, in the South Bronx and Times Square; and Autarcie: a search for self-sufficiency at Gibney Dance in Manhattan. (more...)

Breakdance World Champion Anne Nguyen Makes US Debut in FIAF's 2016 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF is thrilled to join partners Dancing in the Streets, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Gibney Dance, Times Square Arts, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts to present the US debut of breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen in two distinct works: Graphic Cyphers, in the South Bronx and Times Square; and Autarcie (....): a search for self-sufficiency at Gibney Dance in Manhattan. (more...)

Bailey Hall at Broward College to Welcome Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Song of the Phoenix at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, Florida, on September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm, with a master class and special performance for students on campus on Friday, September 23, 2016. (more...)

Nigel Barrett to Play 'Big Bad Wolf' in BADDIES: THE MUSICAL at Unicorn; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Full casting is announced on Baddies: the Musical, which returns for Christmas with new staging and choreography from Caroline Pope, this follows last year's hugely successful and critically acclaimed sold-out run.  Artistic Director Purni Morell directs this deliciously artful and mischievously comic (anti) musical about fairytales much feared anti-heroes. (more...)

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and CUNY Dance Initiative Present MAWU Dance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

As part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture presents the premiere of MAWU Dance's 'Journey into House' for the Company's performance on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Repertory Theater of Hostos Community College, located at 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. The performance will be followed by a brief Q&A, and then an after concert party, featuring the sounds of DJ Sabine Blaizin, in the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. (more...)

French Institute Alliance Française and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Present Artists Talk BRIDGING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

As part of the tenth edition of its celebrated contemporary arts festival Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are thrilled to launch BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, a new initiative exploring issues of cultural equity in the US and France. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - May 17, 2017

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and focuses on the Motown greats like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more. The cast under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright has the energy, confidence, and amazing vocals to fully embody these legendary musicians. (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Kare - May 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer on June 26th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. (more...)

Parr Hall Celebrates the Sound of a Generation with MAGIC OF MOTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

???????The Magic of Motown is returning to Warrington in November to celebrate the sound of a generation. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

America Will Decide Who Will Be the Next Great BOY BAND This Summer on ABC
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

This summer, ABC will debut a new music competition series, BOY BAND, where talented singers battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. And for the first time ever, viewers at home will vote for their favorite five band members, live, creating a group America can truly call its own. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Bring CROSSCURRENT IV to Flushing Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York are pleased to collaborate with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to present an unprecedented lineup in CrossCurrent IV. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance to Showcase CROSSCURRENT at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Hot off the trail of sold-out performances of their Year of the Rooster Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, the critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will take residence at Centenary Stage Company on the campus of  Centenary University in Hackettstown in April with public programs that celebrate the Company's artistic vision and heritage. (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

FIAF Announces 2017 Crossing the Line Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

NEA Grant Supports Touchstone Theatre's CIRQUE IT! Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre and Zoellner Arts Center, for the Cirque It! Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.  (more...)

South Brooklyn Shakespeare to Bring MACBETH to Park Slope This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Now in its 5th year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare opens its five-performance run as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Stroll #2 with Shakespeare's great tragedy MACBETH, featuring the supernatural, combat, blood and darkness, all of it contributing to Macbeth's fall. (more...)

South Brooklyn Shakespeare to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Now in its fourth year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare (SBS) has announced its 2016 season: Four FREE performances of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will in Park Slope, kicking off with opening night serving as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Strolls performed on Fifth Avenue at 18th Street (7/23) plus three performances outside The Old Stone House (8/4, 5 & 6). (more...)

South Brooklyn Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Set for Summer Strolls This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will performed FREE in the streets of Park Slope, by South Brooklyn Shakespeare, as part of the neighborhood's series of Summer Strolls this weekend, July 23rd. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

FIAF Announces Global Lineup for 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for the World Premiere of OUTAWS TO IN-LAWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of Outlaws to In-Laws, seven one-act plays by leading gay writers dedicated to the struggles and joys of gay men connecting with each other over the last seven decades. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform At The Association Of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Crosscurrent, A Quest for Freedom, and Red Firecracker - Legend of the First Chinese New Year at The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference APAP|NYC 2017 in New York Cityon From January 7 - 8 2017 at The New York City Center Studios 130 W. 56th Street, NYC, Studios 4 and 5. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform At The Association Of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Crosscurrent, A Quest for Freedom, and Red Firecracker - Legend of the First Chinese New Year at The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference APAP|NYC 2017 in New York Cityon From January 7 - 8 2017 at The New York City Center Studios 130 W. 56th Street, NYC, Studios 4 and 5. (more...)

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY to Perform at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. Year of the Rooster features the exciting sights of dancing lions and dragons, the lilting sound of Chinese pipa and erhu, and vibrant gold and red costumes and props. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, 1/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, 1/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of the Rooster at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 28 & 29, 2017 at 2pm.This award-winning event brings audiences close to one of the world's most celebrated festivals: China's Spring Festival. (more...)

Tabard Theatre Announces Stage Premiere of DOG ENDS As Part Of Theatre's Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends. (more...)

BWW Review: Shoot Your Eye at A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 8, 2016

This musical is everything a piece of musical theater ought to be. There is a little prologue with the character of Jean Shepherd. We know immediately who is whom and the exact nature of the piece's dramatic crux. Devotees of the movie will find much that is familiar, though there has been some rearrangement, extension, enhancement and addition. Dialogue flows as stage dialogue should: with snappy delivery, different voices and more wit than is common in Real Life. Musical numbers are lively and either reveal character or move the plot. Scene changes are rapid and full of children's holiday pagent-styled elements. Ralphie's home is an adorable cutaway dollhouse. The cast is energetic and charming. This production should satisfy fans of musical theater, fans of the movie, fans of holiday shows, fans of family-friendly entertainment and really anyone who isn't a Grinch or a Scrooge. (more...)

DO YOU WANNA DANCE Cast Recording Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The cast recording of the hit pop musical DO YOU WANNA DANCE? is now available and being distributed by Sh-k-boom/Ghostlight Records. (more...)

FIAF Presents the New York Premiere of SUPERCODEX [live set] at 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are thrilled to kick off the 2017 edition of the Crossing the Line Festival with the New York Premiere of groundbreaking audiovisual artist Ryoji Ikeda's supercodex [live set] on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at The Met's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. (more...)

FIAF Presents Nora Chipaumire's #PUNK at the Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

As part of the 2017 edition of its acclaimed Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, presents the US Premiere of Nora Chipaumire's #PUNK, Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15, in FIAF's Tinker Auditorium. (more...)

Bouchra Ouizguen's CORBEAUX to Make New York Debut as Part of 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

As part of the 2017 edition of its celebrated Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, joins forces with the Brooklyn Museum, Abrons Arts Center, and Movement Research to co-present the New York Premiere of Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen's site-specific Corbeaux (Crows), Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, in the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum (more...)

Toby's Dinner Theatre to Host EC Partnership Fundraiser THE MAIN THING: CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Ready for a brand new beat? Columbia has late night entertainment. This Today, August 26th, Toby's Dinner Theatre will host the second of a series, The MAIN Thing: Cabaret, in support of EC Partnership which is organized to help rebuild Ellicott City after the July 30th flood. (more...)

Brauhaus Schmitz presents South Street Oktoberfest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

For the 9th year in a row, Brauhaus Schmitz presents South Street Oktoberfest in front of the restaurant on the 700 block of South Street beneath a massive tent, rain or shine. Guests can attend and purchase beers and food on a pay-as-you-go basis or upgrade to an exclusive VIP package- including no-wait bathrooms, a Bavarian buffet from 1-6pm, six tokens good for beer, official Brauhaus Oktoberfest t-shirt, drawstring bag and a glass liter stein filled with "Oktoberfest survival supplies" to take home, all for $115, tax and gratuity included (limited tickets available). (more...)

Toby's Dinner Theatre to Host EC Partnership Fundraiser THE MAIN THING: CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Ready for a brand new beat? Columbia has late night entertainment. This Friday, August 26th, Toby's Dinner Theatre will host the second of a series, The MAIN Thing: Cabaret, in support of EC Partnership which is organized to help rebuild Ellicott City after the July 30th flood. (more...)

Alessandro Sciarroni's UNTITLED_I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIE to Play LaMaMa as Part of 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

As part of the 2017 edition of its celebrated Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, joins La Mama to present the New York Premiere of Alessandro Sciarroni's UNTITLED_I will be there when you die running Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, September 30 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre. The performance is supported by the Hermes Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program. (more...)

FIAF Presents Annie Dorsen's THE GREAT OUTDOORS at 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

As part of the 2017 edition of its celebrated Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is pleased to present the US Premiere of Annie Dorsen's The Great Outdoors, Thursday, September 21, through Saturday, September 23, at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

Photographer Alain Willaume's 'Vulnerable,' Opens at FIAF 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is pleased to present VULNERABLE, the first-ever U.S. solo exhibition of work by French photographer Alain Willaume, as part of the 2017 edition of the Crossing the Line Festival. Curated by Francois Hebel, perhaps best known as the longtime director of the prestigious Les Rencontres de la photographie festival in Arles, France, VULNERABLE will be on view at the FIAF Gallery from Friday, September 15, through Saturday, October 28. (more...)

Taram Rogoff's GRAND ROUNDS Comes to La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

La MaMa, in association with Tamar Rogo Performance Projects, presents the world premiere of GRAND ROUNDS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E 4th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, running April 27 - May 14, 2017. (more...)

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