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Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde


Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES to Dance Into The Kennedy Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Kennedy Center presents the New Adventures North American tour of Matthew Bourne's critically acclaimed production of The Red Shoes, October 10 to 15, 2017. The tour will continue to Blumenthal Performing Arts, Charlotte and City Center, New York; having already played at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Launches 2017-18 Season with 16 Fall Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke's returns to Carnegie Hall for three concerts in the fall including its annual subscription series presented by Carnegie Hall, opening on October 12 with Conductor Laureate Pablo Heras-Casado on the podium. He leads Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21, and Mozart's Mass in C Minor, K. 427 ('Great'), featuring the Westminster Symphonic Choir, and guest vocalists sopranos Camilla Tilling and Susanna Phillips, tenor Thomas Cooley, and bass-baritone Michael Sumuel. (more...)

City Lit Theater Hosts Celebration for 'Banned Books' Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

City Lit Theater Company, in association with the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom, will present BOOKS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK, a celebration of BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 24 - 30, 2017, at various locations in and around Chicago. Thanks to increased support from funding sources, the number of performances has been doubled for the 2017 festival over the 2016 schedule. All events are free to the public. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barry Levitt 1947-2017 Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Arranger & 'Mensch'
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 24, 2017

Barry Levitt the acclaimed pianist, conductor, composer, musical director and mensch passed away on September 21 after suffering a massive heart attack at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Sept 21st. (more...)

HeadFirst Productions Presents a Ten Day Multi-Arts Festival A FESTIVAL OF SEX, LOVE AND DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

HeadFirst Productions presents a new multi-arts festival at The Pleasance Theatre, titled A Festival of Sex, Love and Death. The festival brings five events from eight companies, including three double bills, to Islington for ten days this autumn. (more...)

NJSO Chamber Players Perform Aaron Jay Kernis String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Members of the NJSO Chamber Players will perform the Aaron Jay Kernis string quartet that the composer later orchestrated as Musica celestis in a special NJSO Accent event with Kernis on Friday, October 13, at 6:45 pm at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 8 pm concert includes the NJSO premiere of Kernis' ethereal work for string orchestra. (more...)

2018 Artios Awards Nominations in Television, Theatre, Short Form Series and Short Film Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Casting Society of America announced nominees for the 2018 Artios Awards for all Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form Series categories. Congratulations to all the nominees!! (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Don't feed the plants! One of the longest running Off Broadway hits of all time makes its Flat Rock Playhouse debut in this hilarious musical comedy about a boy and his bloodthirsty plant. Little Shop of Horrors hits the Mainstage October 6th and runs through October 21 at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Ruby In The Dust to Stage 'DORIAN GRAY' Cabaret as Part of 'Festival of Sex, Love and Death'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Ruby In The Dust announce their involvement in the Festival of Sex, Love and Death: a brand new multi-arts festival featuring an innovative and exciting programme of events: opera, cabaret, physical theatre, new writing and spoken word. (more...)

Reservoir Acquires the Historic Catalogs of Soul Legends Willie Mitchell & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Reservoir announces the acquisitions of the historic catalogs of soul legends Willie Mitchell, Leon Ware, Norman Harris, and the Commodores' Walter Orange and Thomas McClary. Collectively, the five deals bring over 1,000 genre defining songs to Reservoir's diverse and expanding catalog. (more...)

HeadFirst Productions Presents Festival of Sex, Love & Death at Pleasance Theatre Islington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

From 24 October - 4 November 2017, HeadFirst Productions presents a new multi-arts festival at The Pleasance Theatre, titled A Festival of Sex, Love and Death. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Performers & Speakers for Sheldon Epps Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman) announced the line-up of performers and tribute speakers for the special event honoring Sheldon Epps, entitled SHELDON AT THE PLAYHOUSE Celebrating 20 Years of Artistic Excellence, hosted by Wayne Brady. (more...)

Peel the Power! BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL Flies to London this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel, is a unique member of the superhero ranks. Our handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, but this superhero has 'the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels.' Which isn't much. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Rameau's SYMPATHY to Make American Premiere with Victory Hall Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Victory Hall Opera will present the American Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Sympathy (1751, original title: Acante et Cephise ou La Sympathie), performed in French with English supertitles at The Haven, 112 Market Street, Charlottesville VA, 22902. (more...)

Lori Brown Mirabal Rounds Out 'KITTY GENOVESE' Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the haunting oratorio The Screams of Kitty Genovese in a one-night-only concert presentation. The Wednesday, October 11th, 9:30pm performance will star Sheri Sanders in a role she originated at NYMF more than 10 years ago. She will be joined by Broadway's Lori Brown MIrabal (Show Boat, Bubblin' Brown Sugar) as Frannie. (more...)

Cockpit in Court Whoops It Up with SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre continues its 45th season with Sister Act, a feel-good comedy based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture starring Whoopi Goldberg. The musical comedy runs from July 21 through Aug. 6 in the F. Scott Black Theatre at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard in Rosedale. (more...)

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Announce Composers, Directors for 2017 Music and Sound Design Labs
by Movies News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound today announced the composers and directors selected for the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs, which return to the legendary Skywalker Sound Facilities for the fifth year. (more...)

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS Opens Book-It's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will open its 28th season with a stage adaptation of Maya Angelou's masterpiece I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt originally adapted and directed this piece for its 2003 world premiere at Book-It. Platt is thrilled to collaborate with Malika Oyetimein who will direct and join Platt as co-adapter on a new script for 2017. (more...)

STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year.  New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year. New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company extends its footprint during its sixth season of performances and educational programming, appearing in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Vermont, as well as in its home state of New Jersey.  Artistic Director Randy James noted, "We are pleased to have had such a positive and wide-reaching response from our presenting partners across the county to our vision of exploring the artistry of the male dancer. With more than 23 works in our repertory including 14 commissioned works, we bring a wealth of ways to investigate and illuminate the male role in dance today and to display the tremendous versatility of our company members while inviting interesting conversations about gender roles."  (more...)

Rush Philanthropic Arts Raises Over $1.1 Million at ART FOR LIFE BENEFIT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) raised over $1.1 million at its annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 15th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. Proceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation's signature arts education and gallery programs, which have directly served tens of thousands of inner-city youth over the past 20 years. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for two of their concert events: Women of Note, and How The Light Gets In; and a new panel discussion with Honest Accomplice Theatre, titled Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage. (more...)

New Adaptation of 'DORIAN GRAY', World Premiere of PROMETHEUS BOUND Set for City Lit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

City Lit Theater's 38th season will embrace Chicago's first look in a century at an Irish classic, a rarely done Pulitzer winner performed by a non-traditional cast composed entirely of women over 55, a new adaptation by a three-time Jeff-winning adapter of one of the great 19th Century novels, setting its story in a new time and place; and theCity Lit debuts of both the world's first playwright and Chicago's most esteemed translator, retelling an ancient myth through a cast of human actors and life-sized puppets. (more...)

BWW Review: WILDE TALES at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Jul 13, 2017

CHARM ABOUNDS IN SHAW FESTIVAL'S 'WILDE TALES' A verbose frog, an egomaniacal Rocket, two charming birds, and a sympathetic Prince are not the usual cast of characters in an Oscar Wilde play. But in the ever evolving 2017 Shaw Festival season, his 'WILDE TALES' proves to be an eye opening and joyous experience for young and old alike. (more...)

Upcoming Events for THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL Announced at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The 15th Anniversary festival of LGBT arts features two weeks of theater, dance, musicals, cabaret, art, and more!  (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Celebration Theatre Announces SONATA 1962
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, its first new musical reading in years- SONATA 1962 by this year's Chuck Rowland Award recipient Patricia Loughrey, music by Thomas Hodges, directed by Brittney S. Wheeler and performing one night only onTuesday, August 15 at 7:30pm at Celebration Theatre @ The Lex in Hollywood. (more...)

Theatre Inamorata Presents the World Premiere of GRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

From September 20th to October 1st, 2017, Theatre Inamorata lures us into the opulent and sensual world of contemporary art to present the World Premiere of Gray. (more...)

Tony Winner Angela Lansbury Teases MURDER SHE WROTE Revival
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 7, 2017

In a new interview with the Sunday Post, Dame Angela Lansbury hints at the possibility of a revival of her acclaimed detective series MURDER SHE WROTE. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston Opens 2017/2018 Artful Women Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy nominated early music ensemble, opens its 2017/18 season: Artful Women: Muse, Heroine, Musician, and Patron with Sweet Philomela on September 22, 2017 at 7:30p.m. in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The opening concert features exotic musical works inspired by Philomela, mythical princess of Athens, whose transformation into a nightingale has fascinated poets and musicians for centuries. Soprano Sherezade Panthaki returns to the Zilkha Hall stage for evocative arias from Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato and Johann Adolph Hasse's lyric cantata L'Armonica, while Dennis James makes his Ars Lyrica debut on the glass harmonica which he describes the program as "the most challenging technically to perform while reigning as the most beautiful in the entire glass music repertoire." The ensemble of strings and winds soar with one of C. P. E. Bach's vibrant symphonies for twelve obbligato instruments. This season highlights Houston's own artful women by honoring leading female philanthropists and longtime members of the Ars Lyrica family for their tireless advocacy and generous support, at each concert with an exclusive dinner and program package experience. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Announces 2017 Winners for NYMF Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the winners of the 2017 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Hudson Terrace (621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036). The 2017 NYMF Award for Best Musical Sponsored by Play-by-Play was awarded to GENERATION ME, with the Show-Score Best of Fest Awards for Readings, Concerts/Events and Productions, going to CHRISTMAS IN HELL, Dorian GRAY, and ERROL AND FIDEL, respectively. GENERATION ME took home the most awards, with GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, ERROL AND FIDEL, and FREEDOM RIDERS taking home multiple prizes as well. (more...)

Tale of Vietnam Vet LONE STAR Extends Run at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

 In April of 2017 at Wild Project in the East Village, a revival of James McLure's Lone Star, by NINE Theatricals, took the stage in New York City for only the second time since it's Broadway debut in 1979. The production was met with tremendous feedback and glowing reviews from New York City critics and audiences who had not before seen this lesser known work. With a demand for more shows, producers moved Lone Star, in May, to The Triad Theatre for a limited Off Broadway contract run. (more...)

Magic and Adventure Abound in New Musical at Book-It
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will bring magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will adapt and direct the musical stage adaptation of the award-winning fantasy novel and local actor Justin Huertas will write music and lyrics. (more...)

Melbourne Youth Orchestras Announces 'Homages and Virtuosity Grand Final'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Continuing its fiftieth birthday celebrations, Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) presents two showcase concerts at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday, 17 September 2017. (more...)

Poetry, Fire, Love, and Pain Take Center Stage in I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will open its 28th season with a stage adaptation of Dr. Maya Angelou's masterpiece I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt originally adapted and directed this piece for its 2003 world premiere at Book-It. Platt is thrilled to collaborate with Malika Oyetimein who will direct and join Platt as co-adapter on a new script for 2017. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces 2017-18 Free Concert Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company's acclaimed Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for its 2017/2018 season on September 26, 2017. (more...)

Melbourne International Guitar Festival Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Melbourne International Guitar Festival returns to Melba Hall, the University of Melbourne in September with an exciting international program, the third created by the directors and founders of the festival, Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins. (more...)

Sheri Sanders to Lead THE SCREAMS OF KITTY GENOVESE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the haunting oratorio The Screams of Kitty Genovese in a one-night-only concert presentation.  (more...)

Melbourne International Guitar Festival 2017 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Melbourne International Guitar Festival returns to Melba Hall, the University of Melbourne in September with an exciting international program, the third created by the directors and founders of the festival, Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walkabout Theater Company presents A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Walkabout Theater Company is celebrating summer with A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT, an outdoor spectacle performance weaving together mythic tales of nature gods and true stories of environmental justice. Join Walkabout as it travels from Chicago's Rainbow Beach to the North Shore with a family-friendly, immersive performance exploring the Great Lakes, their history with Chicago and the great victories and challenges associated with their preservation.   (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT Cast Members Perform for Seniors at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders in Midtown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Sing For Your Seniors brought cast members of Broadway hit 'War Paint' to perform for senior members of the LGBT community in SAGE's midtown headquarters on August 10th. They sang numbers from their show and some of their favorite Broadway standards for their enthusiastic audience. (more...)

Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE Comes to Rorschach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Rorschach Theatre announces the cast and designers for its revival of NEVERWHERE (2013), Robert Kauzlaric's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's modern cult classic about a man who stumbles upon adventure in a dangerous and magical world that exists below the streets of London. The ensemble cast will include returning cast members Sarah Taurchini as Door and Daniel Corey as Richard Mayhew. The design team will include cutting-edge set and projections design collective Pixelumen Lab. (more...)

Melbourne Youth Orchestras Celebrates 50 Years with 'Moments of Beauty' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Celebrating Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) fifty-year milestone, Moments of Beauty is a series of surprise free concerts throughout some of State Library Victoria's most glorious and intriguing spaces over a five-week program from 27 September - 29 October 2017. (more...)

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME Opens 8/16 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

???????Lord Arthur, a pillar of Victorian society, is about to marry the lovely Sybil Merton, his childhood sweetheart, and is deliriously happy at the start of Peninsula Players Theatre's forthcoming comedy, "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," by Constance Cox, based on a story by Oscar Wilde.  Laughter will fill the theater-in-a-garden August 16 through September 3 while Lord Arthur takes the stage with his muddled murder attempts.   (more...)

NMI Live-Streams 20th STAGES Festival of New Musicals for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

A 20-year musical theatre tradition was streamed live for the first time this year. (more...)

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