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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Theater Latte Da today announces its 2019-2020 season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Since releasing her first album under the name My Brightest Diamond in 2006, Shara Nova (formerly Shara Worden) has been a triple threat: an art-rock songwriter, a classical music composer, and a singer for whom a number of other contemporary composers have written music. My Brightest Diamond is where she gets to sing her own music, which is thoughtful without being mopey, and which demonstrates that songs sung from a woman's point of view are also capable of balls-to-the-wall attitude. Today we premiere the new video for her song Dorian, which is the second single she's released this year, after the Valentine's Day's song Another Chance. The occasion this time is the start of a new stretch of shows beginning on May 8 in Minneapolis and rolling into her old stomping grounds of New York on May 14. (Shara has lived in Detroit since 2009 but has continued to maintain a presence on the New York new music scene.) The song, which contains everything from birds to buzzing electric guitar, seems to occupy that tenuous place between love and obsession, between desire and the desire to control. The video is a similarly elusive blend of the abstract and the concrete, with hypnotic lines that resolve to form silhouetted people and birds.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Hudson Theatre Works presents two benefit performances of "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire."
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Staten Island's dynamic arts, educational and cultural organization, Universal Temple of the Arts (UTA), announces its first outdoor production of Love In Bloom on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Join Infinity Dance Theater and Alison Cook Beatty Dance for a dynamic performance at The Riverside Theatre featuring 24 dancers with and without disabilities. Infinity's first formal New York concert program was presented at The Riverside Theatre in 1997, so Infinity is thrilled to return to Riverside in 2019 for a full concert engagement with Alison Cook Beatty Dance. Alison Cook-Beatty, Founder and Artistic Director, has performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Taylor 2, among other companies and choreographers in New York City. She has performed with Infinity Dance Theater at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will present the return of Reeve Carney, star ofBroadway's Hadestown, on Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 PM. Reeve's concert will highlight original songs from his five-time Independent Music Award-winning album, Youth Is Wasted.
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2019
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a drama about Europe to immersive Shakespeare and open-air opera, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Pussy Riot joins the 2nd annual LadyLand Festival lineup, which already boasts Honey Dijon, Gossip, Yves Tumor, Jayda G, Mykki Blanco, Violet Chachki, Octo Octa, Allie X, Yvie Oddly and more (full lineup below). The Ladyfag-curated festival takes over the Brooklyn Mirage on June 28 and 29 in celebration of the first US-held World Pride ; tickets are available to purchase at www.ladylandfestival.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Celebrating its milestone 10th season, television's No. 1 cooking show, MASTERCHEF, will air two nights per week, kicking off Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and joining the Thursday lineup on Thursday, June 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
by Stephanie Wild - May 20, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Monday!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019
Casting has been revealed for the recent London workshop of Andrew Lloyd Webber's modern musical remake of Cinderella.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Classic Stage Company continues its recently established repertory series which provides a platform, and freedom in the creative process, to today's most exciting emerging theater artists with two new adaptations of canonical gothic horror works based on novels by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. CSC has commissioned 2017 Wall Street Journal Playwright of the Year and one of the US' 10 Most Produced Playwrights of the 2018-2019 season, Kate Hamill, to take on Dracula, while Smith Prize for Political Theater and Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm will create a new version of Frankenstein.Popularly known as a pair of macabre fantasies about blood-sucking vampires and man-made monsters, Dracula and Frankenstein illuminate and exorcise some of humanity's most fundamental fears surrounding life, love, and death. The productions will be performed in repertory January-March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Festival Orchestra closes out its 2018-19 season on Saturday, June 8, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
This autumn Jermyn Street Theatre presents a glittering season of work that celebrates the achievements of the West End studio venue over the past quarter of a century. The MEMORIES SEASON reflects the wide-range of high quality work that the theatre has become known for since its creation in 1994.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company, will hold its first Live Streaming Event on Friday, May 17 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm to launch The 10HL Choreographic Initiative to raise $100,000 during the coming year. The Initiative will fund our overarching commitment to commissioning 10 choreographers in the next 5 years. The Initiative serves to further demonstrate the company's commitment to the importance of bold and new choreographic voices in the field that challenge and inspire.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The iconic playwright that brought us gems like The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray has a tragic story of his own. This summer, Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly delves into Oscar Wilde's history with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, sponsored by Muhammad Choudhry.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
In a night off from Playwrights Horizons, James Jackson, Jr. of Michael R. Jackson's 'A Strange Loop' sings us through a musical exercise in the origin of shade, and the lost art of self-love.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
The 23rd Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is excited to announce their distinctive 2019 lineup of narrative features, documentaries and short films in competition. Films are set to screen in Miami from June 13-15 at the Regal Cinemas South Beach and the New World Center.
by Sarah Hookey - May 1, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is thrilled to announce its 2019-2020 season with the theme, THEY PLAYED WITH FIRE. A Noise Within's current season subscribers and donors were invited to hear the news first at an exclusive event held last night on A Noise Within's Redmond Stage.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 6, 2019
Jermyn Street Theatre end their Portrait Season with Pictures of Dorian Gray, an exciting new take on Oscar Wilde's masterpiece directed by Tom Littler. Four actors juggle their roles, switching nightly (or, on matinee days, twice daily), presenting four different gender combinations that shine a new light on the story. We caught up with the director to learn more about the project, and his long-standing link to Dorian Gray.
by Walter McBride - Jun 4, 2019
Just last night, Broadway gathered to celebrate the Theatre World Awards at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), home of the sensational Broadway hit, The Cher Show.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
A Contemporary Theatre announces its summer production of The Year of Magical Thinking written by acclaimed reporter, essayist, and literary icon, Joan Didion.
BWW Review: GROSS INDECENCY at Slipstream Theatre Initiative Embraces Creativity Through Imaginative Production Design
by Stefani Chudnow - Jun 20, 2019
Slipstream Theatre Initiative has done it yet again. Since their run of On The Exhale finished last month, you can now see their next production until June 30th, a play entitled Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Festival Baltimore proudly presents a solo recital with Brooklyn-based virtuoso pianist Beth Levin on Saturday, June 29th at 7:30pm at Linehan Concert Hall at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Levin is celebrated as a bold interpreter of challenging works, from the Romantic canon to leading modernist composers.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 16, 2019
Tom Littler's latest venture is a glorious four-version take on Oscar Wilde's masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray, adapted by Lucy Shaw. They examine the original text and extrapolate its myth, stripping it down to its core and leaving the soul of the story bare for everyone to see. Shaw becomes one with Wilde, using the elegance of his seminal material to write a poetic play that might as well have come from the man himself, while Littler orchestrates the script with elegant passion.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 has added a new performance date for Reeve Carney, star ofBroadway's Hadestown, on Sunday, August 4 at 9:30 PM. He will return following his previously-scheduled concert on Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 PM.
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Pop futurist Charli XCX officially announces her immensely anticipated third studio self-titled album 'Charli', executive produced by A. G. Cook and Charli XCX. Arriving on September 13th via Atlantic Records, it can be pre-ordered/saved HERE, alongside a series of transatlantic headline Charli LIVE tour dates going on sale to the public June 21st via https://www.charli-the-album.co.uk/.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Celebrating its 37th anniversary, Outfest - the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen - today announced the complete programming lineup for the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. The nation's leading LGBTQ festival will be held July 18-28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to announce that single tickets are now on sale for its 2019-2020 season, THEY PLAYED WITH FIRE. ANW's 28th season will run August through June and will feature seven productions: Frankenstein, Gem of the Ocean, Buried Child, The Winter's Tale, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, plus the return of holiday favorite Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in December. New and renewing season passholders had the first opportunity to access priority seating last month. Single tickets, which are now on sale and start at $25, can be purchased at ANW's Box Office or online at anoisewithin.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
'What do you think is wrong with people like that? Like her? Writing to men in prison, heaping Ivan Milat or David Birnie or Ted Bundy with fan letters. Fan letters!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
S.T.A.R. Theater is celebrating 30 years of using theater to educate young people about sex, sexuality, gender, and all things adolescence with a benefit performance featuring special performances by Hernando Umana and Cory Wade on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:00 at The Beacon School522 W. 44th Street New York, NY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Exploring the themes of desire, frustration and hope, Somerset Maugham's sharply observed 1932 Chekhovian masterpiece, For Services Rendered launches Jermyn Street Theatre's Memories Season this September. This is the play's first London revival since it was seen at the Old Vic in 1993, and the National Theatre in 1979.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
The Austrian producer and prodigiously gifted keyboardist Dorian Concept (Oliver T. Johnson), who released his second long player 'The Nature of Imitation' on Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder imprint last year, is set to release a strictly limited translucent orange 12' edition of two previously unreleased classics on August 2, 2019. Both tracks hail from 2012-13. He originally shared 'Toothbrush' with a handful of DJ friends, and it was subsequently rinsed by Rustie, Mark Pritchard and Modeselektor, while an early incomplete demo of 'Booth Thrust' was posted on his Soundcloud profile. Neither have ever seen an official release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
'Everybody Say Yeah' because this month BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, is gearing up to add more electrifying performances including the record-breaking Broadway and West End hit, Kinky Boots. The Tony-Award winning Kinky Boots, from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, which was filmed at London's Adelphi Theater last year, will be arriving on the service on July 15th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a London workshop recently took place for Andrew Lloyd Webber's modern musical remake of Cinderella, which welcomed some of Broadway's most notable producers and theatre owners. Now the composer has revealed in an recent interview with Good Morning Britain that the musical will open on Broadway next year.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Theatre of NOTE continues its 2019 season with the world premiere of DRIVING WILDE by Jacqueline Wright, directed by Bart DeLorenzo. DRIVING WILDE will preview Friday and Saturday, August 16 and August 17 at 8pm, and will open on August 22 at 8pm and run through September 21 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Friday 6 September 2019 before visiting Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, King's Theatre Edinburgh, Oxford Playhouse, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Malvern Theatres, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Buxton Opera House, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Milton Keynes Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Brighton Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Cardiff New Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Sheffield Lyceum, Sunderland Empire, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Orchard Theatre Dartford and Curve Leicester.
THE LITTLE MERMAID, GYPSY and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's July Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
This past month was filled with exciting stage-to-screen news! In casting news, The Little Mermaid cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid film and Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of The Prom on Netflix has cast Meryl Streep and James Corden in lead roles. Amy Sherman-Palladino announced she is writing the script, as well as directing, the Gypsy film remake and Kinky Boots is heading to Broadway HD!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present, from the international number one best-selling author Sarah Waters, THE NIGHT WATCH, adapted by Hattie Naylor (Ivan And The Dogs, Going Dark, As the Crow Flies and Bluebeard). First performed in 2016 at Manchester's Royal Exchange, the first revival of THE NIGHT WATCH opens at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on 22 August, touring the UK until 23 November 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
JPAS and Jonathan Mares Productions have announced a brand-new musical event from the multi-talented New Orleans singer and performer, Dorian Rush. This show, titled 100 Years of Women in Blues, will take the audience on a journey through the roots of blues back in 1919 all the way to today. One hundred years of love, heartache, tears, and struggles are the stories told in the lyrics of the songs sung by the Women of the Blues. Dorian Rush will tell these stories and sing these songs made famous by artists such as Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Irma Thomas, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, and Amy Winehouse among many others.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Dundalk Community Theatre ends its season with a Broadway blockbuster musical. MAMMA MIA!, based on the music of ABBA, will be performed from May 10 - 19th. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets are $22 and Children tickets are $17.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Troupe today announces full cast for the The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson which transfers to Wilton's Music Hall, following its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. Kirsty Patrick Ward directs Owen Brenman (Professor Charlie Sharp), Celeste Dodwell (Violet Hunter), Jane How (Aunt George), Tom Lorcan (Paul Stokes), Emma McDonald (Anna Lamb) and Wilf Scolding (Gabriel Lamb) alongside returning cast, Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell), Alice Kerrigan (Emily), Jessica Regan (Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell) and Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes). The production opens at Wilton's Music Hall on 7 June, with previews from 5 June, and runs until 29 June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Kentwood Players proudly presents the musical PIPPIN, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, May 18th performance. Performance dates are May 17th through June 22nd on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 24, 2019
At a time when youth and beauty are valued above all andwe can edit our own images at the touch of a button, a staging of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray seems both prescient and timely. A dark and cautionary tale exploring art, aestheticism, ego and narcissism, it seems that Wilde still has much to tell modern society. A new version by Tilted Wig Productions brings Wilde's only novel to life in a touring production that arrives at Richmond Theatre this week.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company, will hold its first Live Streaming Event on Friday, May 17 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm to launch The 10HL Choreographic Initiative to raise $100,000 during the coming year. The Initiative will fund our overarching commitment to commissioning 10 works in the next 5 years. The Initiative serves to further demonstrate the company's commitment to the importance of bold and new choreographic voices in the field that challenge and inspire.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company, holds its 7th consecutive New York Season with a return to New York Live Arts June 27-29. Presented are World Premieres by Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch. Barruch's work will have a newly composed score by Roarke Menzies. Larry Keigwin is a native New Yorker and choreographer who has danced his way from the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway and back. He founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY in 2003 and as artistic director, he has led the company as it has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, The Guggenheim, and New York City Center, among many other venues. Adam Barruch currently creates and performs work under the epithet of his own company, Anatomiae Occultii. In addition, he has also created works for companies such as The Limón Company, Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, BalletX, Whim W'Him Seattle Contemporary Dance, Graham II, GroundWorks Dance Theater, Gina Gibney Dance Company and Minnesota Dance Theatre, as well as for dance icons Margie Gillis and Miki Orihara.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
My Brightest Diamond is dropping a stirring new song today with the release of 'Dorian.' The song was recorded during the A Million And One LP sessions with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Nova on vocals and guitar, Earl Harvin (Sam Smith, Seal,The The, Tindersticks) on drums and Vincent Taurelle (Air) on keyboards. The song was produced by Nova and The Twilite Tone (Common, Gorillaz, Kanye West) and mixed and mastered by Andrew Scheps (Beyonce, Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Quantum Dragon Theatre, the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere science-fiction/fantasy theatre company, launches its third season with a production of Ray Bradbury's own adaptation of his classic science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451. This flagship production, directed by QDT Artistic Director Sam Tillis, will open at the Potrero Stage-located at 1695 18th St, San Francisco-on Saturday, June 22 at 8 PM. The production, which welcomes Quantum Dragon Theatre into their new theatrical home for this season, will feature the work of Bay Area mainstay actor Dorian Lockett in the role of Fire Chief Beatty.
by Sarah Murphy - Apr 10, 2019
Even if you're not familiar with George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, you're most likely familiar with Lerner and Loewe's adaption, My Fair Lady. At the core of both is the classic question of how much can we really change our stripes? Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm gives us a modern take here with his world premiere of P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle.