Diversion Broadway


49th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 49th St.
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 6, 2019
Harry Hunter is missing. Hi parents are being supported by the newly graduated Maori social worker Anahera, who's been left there by herself for the first time. When some unusual parenting practices resurface, she decides to take a stand. Emma Kinane's play comes to Finborough Theatre directed by Alice Kornitzer after receiving outstanding reviews and accolades in New Zealand, where it premiered in 2017.
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced the start of production on the eight-episode conclusion of 'The Spanish Princess,' with returning leads Charlotte Hope ('The English Game,' 'Game of Thrones') and Ruairi O'Connor ('Delicious,' Teen Spirit) reprising their roles as the ruling couple Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. Other key cast also returning are Stephanie Levi-John (Diversion, Striking Out) as Catherine's trusted confidante Lina de Cardonnes, Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy) as Henry's younger sister and Queen of Scotland Margaret ('Meg') Tudor and Laura Carmichael ('Downton Abbey,' A United Kingdom) as Margaret ('Maggie') Pole.
by Michael Rabice - Sep 26, 2019
The brilliant comedian Tina Fey has brought her clique of nasty teenage girls to town to open the First National Tour of her Broadway hit musical, MEAN GIRLS. After the success of the film version, Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, have added music to the story of teenage angst and meanness. The genre has been well populated over the years, with growing up and adolescent relationships proving to be great fodder for shows like GREASE, BYE, BYE, BIRDIE,  HAIRSPRAY, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and most recently, THE PROM.
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its sixth annual event celebrating the life and career of novelist Philip K. Dick. With an emphasis on technological advancements and existence of alternative worlds and cultures, the festival will gather in Lille, France from October 25-26, 2019 and in Cologne, Germany from October 31-November 1, 2019.
by Jay Irwin - Oct 15, 2019
On the surface, Craig Wright's a?oeThe Paviliona??, currently being offered from Strawberry Theatre Workshop, doesn't have all that much going for it. It's not a particularly enticing or thought provoking subject, a couple reconnecting at a reunion. But what it does have going for it is a cast of three performers, throwing their considerable talents into the roles, and that's what engages about this show more than anything.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2019
Elizabeth Caballero's captivating performance as the tragic romantic heroine Cio Cio San, the titular lead of Puccini's classic opera Madame Butterfly, is so breathtakingly, so exquisitely heartbreaking that she alone is enough to make the 2019-20 season opening production from Nashville Opera a triumph, but director John Hoomes surrounds her with a cast of equally impressive singers who bring the romantic tragedy to life with such vigor and style that any of them might serve as reason enough for audiences to take note.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2019
It's another busy weekend in Nashville - but when is Music City not packed with events, festivals, affairs? - and we're back with our Critic's Choice recommendations to have you cut through the theatrical flotsam and jetsam and find a cultural opening that's a good fit for your harried lifestyle. Nashville Opera opens its staging of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock at Noah Liff Opera Center, Way Off Broadway Productions unveils its version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Music Valley Event Center, Street Theatre Company invites you to the see their staging of Lynn Nottage's Sweat at their new venue on Elm Hill Pike and Nashville Rep continues its celebration of 10 years of The Ingram New Works Festival at Nashville Children's Theatre.
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019
Long regarded as America's most environmentally friendly camping festival, the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is once again affirming its commitment to change and education with the announcement of this year's Planet Roo partners and programming. The epicenter of Bonnaroo's efforts towards sustainability and global consciousness, Planet Roo will feature a diverse schedule of activities, creating even more opportunities for patrons to make meaningful community connections and become more socially and environmentally responsible in the everyday.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 13, 2019
Now would seem the perfect time for a Nashville revival of Christopher Hampton's Les Liasions Dangereuses - an intriguing play about powerful men subjugating women to their sexual domination, private missives between aristocrats made public in order to cause embarrassment, and any perceptibly well-meaning act of charity is undermined by far baser instincts - which is perhaps best known for the movies it has inspired: Dangerous Liaisons and Cruel Intentions.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 1, 2019
It only takes a moment to realize that composer/lyricist Jerry Herman, aided and abetted by book writer Michael Stewart (with an able assist from Thornton Wilder), knew exactly what he was doing when he created the classic Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!: put together a star vehicle for a quintessential theater diva, surround her with characters both irascible and lovable, then give them all a score that's delightfully hummable and danceable and a script that's appealingly daft, maybe even a little goofy.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
The Martha Graham Dance Company will host its annual gala on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This special gala evening will honor Barbara Cohen, a Trustee of the Martha Graham Center, for her generosity and service to the company. Proceeds from the gala support the creation of new works and preservation of Martha Graham masterpieces. The event is the nonprofit organization's largest annual fundraiser. 
by Review Roundups - Mar 31, 2019
Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opens tonight, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).
by Ken Berrospi - Mar 29, 2019
Llega al Teatro Auditorio Miraflores POR NO SER DECENTES de Alistar Foot y Anthony Marriott , basada en la obra 'No sex please, We´re British', bajo el cuidado ojo de Jonathan Oliveros (El Director), que con esta obra nos presenta su octava comedia, asegurandonos diversion de principio a fin.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 29, 2019
Anna Perry's energetic and period-perfect choreography - along with impressive performances from a cadre of university students destined for Broadway stardom - ensures that Belmont University Musical Theatre's Thoroughly Modern Millie is a complete and utter delight, featuring a memorable score wrapped up in a rather daft but engaging storyline that earns every bit of the resounding applause in a standing ovation that comes at show's end.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company returns to The Joyce Theater April 2–14, 2019 with The EVE Project, the Company's season theme celebrating female empowerment and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The season focuses on both historical and contemporary ideas of the feminine. Commissioned works from five of today's top choreographers will be presented, and the classic repertory features Martha Graham's heroines and anti-heroines—all with an underlying statement about female power.
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents are thrilled to announce the lineup for Outside Lands 2019. Outside Lands will return for the 12th year to San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park on August 9 - 11 for an amazing, delicious, awe-inspiring weekend of music, art and the best culinary experiences the Bay Area has to offer. 3-Day GA and VIP tickets go on saleThursday, March 28th at 10 am PT at www.SFOutsideLands.com.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2019
Oh, those wacky Brits: They love their comedy dry, broad and often rather lowbrow, they adore mistaken identities, hijinks in the bedchamber and a bit with a dog. And that, gentle readers, is exactly what is delivered in the deliciously irreverent, surprisingly heartfelt Shakespeare in Love - Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the 1999 Oscar-winning best film of the same name - now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre in a sparkling new production from Nashville Repertory Theatre.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 23, 2019
Nothing fills a critic's heart and soul with as much glee as the premiere of a brand-spanking-new musical, heretofore unseen by mortal men (and women). Thus, I'm happy to report that Esther, a new musical that premiered Thursday at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in an abbreviated four performance run, has some exceptional elements to be found in its two hours of performance time, although clearly there's a lot of work to be done if the show is to have a future outside The Barn.
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Outside Lands announced today that Paul Simon will return for a special live performance this August as the artist to close the festival on Sunday, August 11th. The full festival lineup will be revealed March 26.
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
“Ahora Sigo Yo” literally translates to “It's my turn now.” And the title fits when it comes to Stevie D being the next big Chicano singing sensation. However, the lyrics to the title song of his latest compact disc album are about going from being scorned to finding love.
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2019
'How many of you would just... pretty much like to have sex with me?', a character asks audience members in the middle of a play.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 22, 2019
Trust me, dishing out two stars as a fully fledged member of the Strictly Come Dancing superfans is a painful choice, but after seeing Somnium: A Dancer's Dream, this colourful and vibrant show's flaws unfortunately cannot be ignored.
by Roger Catlin - Jun 21, 2019
Elderly assisted living can be a shared room prison, so the set for David Lindsay-Abaire play 'Ripcord' at the Keegan Theatre has the tidy room explode a coupe of times into some unexpected scenes, from a haunted house to the blue skies that give the comic play its title.
by Tanya Seale - Jun 21, 2019
It's puppies, puppies everywhere-even in the audience!-as families and young friends are brought into an interactive version of the Stages St. Louis Emerson Family Series production of Disney's 101 Dalmatians, playing now through June 30 at Robert G. Reim Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
2019 Marin County Fair, Over the Moon! kicks off in high gear this summer offering spectacular fun for five days and providing something for everyone. The 2019 fair will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as well as the things Marin County values the most: family, art, agriculture, and the environment. The Fair opens on WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD and runs through SUNDAY, JULY 7TH.  Ticket prices range from $15 - $20 and are available online and at the entrance. A small service fee applies. The Box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 4pm. For more information including headline entertainment visit www.marinfair.org or call the Marin Center box office at 415- 473-6800. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Following up last year's very well-received Subversions, the UK Subs first ever covers album, Charlie Harper, Alvin Gibbs, Jamie Oliver, and Steve Straughan return for another killer installment that puts the Subs' unique spin on a dozen rock classics! Set to be released on June 28, the album, Subversions II, includes brilliant reworkings of well-known songs by a wide swath of classic rock, psychedelic and proto-punk bands like Led Zeppelin, Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The Equals, The Who, Queen and more.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 13, 2019
Brexit looks at, well, Brexit and finds comedy in the twists and turns it forces upon the new Prime Minister, Adam Masters - but the jokes could be funnier and the satire more biting.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company announces the second season of The EVE Project, a two-year initiative celebrating female empowerment and the upcoming 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. Commissioned works from some of today's top choreographers will be presented, and the classic repertory features Martha Graham's heroines and anti-heroines-all with an underlying statement about female power.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 23, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a country that only existed for one brief day and there was a man named Adam, who was determined to return to his long-lost homeland who held the key to its ephemeral history. Adam's tale a?" filled with adventure and intrigue, with larger than life-sized characters and one epic quest after another a?" provides the basis for Keith Bunin's imaginative fantasy that deftly blends comedy and drama in The World Over, now onstage through July 27 in a fanciful production (the company's ninth) from Pipeline-Collective.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts announces its August line-up at The Loading Dock - its backstage 'venue within a venue' showcasing new music and comedy on Long Island. Tickets to all Loading Dock shows are $20. Purchase online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit LoadingDockPatchogue.com, call the Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2019
BWW catches up with Ginger Johnson to chat about bringing Ginger Johnson's Happy Place to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jul 12, 2019
Sadler's Wells' annual Flamenco Festival is repeatedly one of the most exciting and flamboyant displays of the season, offering colourful, vibrant (often improvised) one-off performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Having been gigging and acting as MC at London's best clubs - Angel Comedy, Top Secret, Comedy Store etc - for the last five years, and having won a string of accolades in the meantime (Winner - Audience Favourite at the Musical Comedy Awards 2016, Winner - London Comedy Store King Gong 2015) musical comedian Jon Long is bringing his debut solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. You know, and he knows, and we alllll know what that means. Cue the introductory hour of perceived wisdom that a Fringe debut requires...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
Over eight million people have already lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged,and Chicagoans are no exception. THE WOMAN IN BLACK- London's long-running West End play - has only three weeks left in its Chicago run before the production makes its way to the Seattle Repertory Theatre at the end of February. Complete with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years, this chilling performance is one that has illuminated the mainstage at the Royal George Theatre after a dark period of nearly three years and will continue to do so until its final Chicago performance on February 17. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Even in traditionally-based music, every band evolves. As the world of Bluegrass continues to widen its tent of what is and isn't accepted as part of the genre, it remains an artform that contains a traditional tenant next to one open to individual expression. With harmony between the two, Bluegrass has remained a perfect medium for songwriting. Chris Jones & The Night Drivers have taken advantage of this creative environment, becoming award-winning veterans at writing, performing and recording, with Jones being one of the foremost songwriters in Bluegrass - so much so, he has helped evolve the genre over the last several years by adding his deeply personal and original style to his music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright, opens February 1st at Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The play stars Alec Norris and directed by Michael Yavnieli.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
Nimbus brings world premieres and acclaimed repertory to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Fisher) and South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) this spring, along with performances at The Putney School (Vermont) and in its hometown of Jersey City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
The Emergency Fund for Student Dancers (EFSD) announces two performances by advanced students of its member schools, appearing in two benefit concerts, March 10 at 3 PM and 6:30 PM.  The concerts feature original work by renowned choreographers as well as dances by faculty members of the member schools.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
The Dead Rabbit a tri-level mid-19th century style IrishNew York drinking saloon and two-time 'World's Best Bar' winner that recently expanded its guest capacity, today announces 'From Barley to Blarney, a Whiskey Lover's Guide to Ireland.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
Stroll Down Penny Lane is a live performance with beautiful accompanying films of the music of the most iconic songwriter of our age: Paul McCartney. The show includes songs spanning McCartney's career - from early influences, to the Beatles, through the Wings period, and beyond. You'll also hear songs that have never been performed in concert - anywhere, by anyone!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
The Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright, opens February 1st at Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The play stars Alec Norris and directed by Michael Yavnieli.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
The Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright, opens February 1st at Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The play stars Alec Norris and directed by Michael Yavnieli.
by Debbie Gilpin - Aug 30, 2019
'Drink to the cause, and pure vapours.' We've reached the end of August, which for us means the summer bank holiday and Notting Hill Carnival - but go back a few centuries and the only thing on Londoners' minds would be Bartholomew Fair. An annual event that sprung up in Smithfield around St Bartholomew's Day, it saw all manner of people from every part of society come together in one place for roast hog, a variety of stalls, and all the fun of the fair. It's this melting pot upon which Ben Jonson focused when writing his city play of the same name, and that Blanche McIntyre has brought to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for a limited run this summer.
by Steve Murray - Aug 27, 2019
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is a Brilliantly Directed and Acted Rollicking Spoof of Hitchcock's Noir Spy Thriller The 39 Steps.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Stroll Down Penny Lane is a live performance with beautiful accompanying films of the music of the most iconic songwriter of our age: Paul McCartney. The show includes songs spanning McCartney's career - from early influences, to the Beatles, through the Wings period, and beyond. You'll also hear songs that have never been performed in concert - anywhere, by anyone!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2019
Bold, brash and totally bonkers - but only in the very best of ways to be found in a big Broadway musical - The Producers scores another hit for Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts (where its run ends this weekend), thanks to strong direction by Chris McLaurin and Natalie Quinn and to a cast of actors who are in on all the jokes and are game to do it up right for their audiences. The result is a zany, fast-paced, totally uproarious and completely ridiculous night of theater that pokes fun at everyone while telling the tale of two producers yearning to strike it rich with the worst show ever to play the Great White Way.
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 28, 2019
If you're looking for a zany, high energy show then look no further than THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at New Village Arts.