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EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces 'Creating in Confusing Times' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee Artistic Director Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced the organization's 2017-2018 season today. (more...)

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Opens at Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

PHANTOM opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, October 6, 2017 and runs through Saturday, November 4, 2017. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning October 14. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at ArtisanCT.com, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200. (more...)

Free Bach@Noon Concerts to Return to Point Loma This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Bach Collegium San Diego, the city's acclaimed early music and Baroque performance ensemble, has announced the return of its popular free Bach@Noon concerts for the 15th anniversary season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Supermodel Takes Part in Controversial Collaboration with Artist Chemical X
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The world's most famous supermodel is the centre piece of a new 1m artwork featuring more than seven thousand 'Ecstasy' pills by controversial contemporary artist Chemical X. The work called 'The Spirit Of Ecstasy' is a collaboration between, the model, Chemical X and fellow artist Schoony and will feature in Chemical X's upcoming solo show 'CX300' at a secret location in London later this month. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the work! (more...)

MaRLo's 'The Launch'Out Today from Reaching Altitude
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

At long last, MaRLo announces the launch of his very own record label, Reaching Altitude, currently operating under the Armada Music umbrella. The Launch is the first official single from Reaching Altitude and it's out now. (more...)

Theater Works Announces Halloween Season Lineup at Peoria Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Did you know the iconic line It's alive! was never in Shelley's novel? It was added to the 1931 film version with Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein. (more...)

Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, has announced that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot, with Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Daniel Oreskes, Sadie Scott, Daniel Sovich, and as previously announced, Chlo Sevigny. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces 2017-18 Season at Memorial Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 38th season, the fifth under Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson and the first at its new home at the newly renovated Memorial Hall in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. (more...)

CAUGHT Begins 10/1 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Caught, a show centered around Chinese dissident artist Lin Bo that combines visual art and live theatre installations. Caught is presented in partnership with The Ch j Gallery/SF and The Geezer Gallery, and features dozens of collaborators including playwright Christopher Chen. The production runs October 1 through October 29, 2017 on Artists Rep's newly configured Morrison Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jane Kaczmarek Stage Managing Her Future With Open & Always Entertaining Communications
by Gil Kaan - Oct 5, 2017

The last time Jane Kaczmarek acted on the Los Angeles stage, she transformed into the morphine-addicted Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the Geffen Playhouse. Jane returns to the L.A. boards, this time in the traditionally-male role of Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN, just opened at The Pasadena Playhouse, in a co-production with Deaf West Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: CINCINNATI'S MUSIC HALL RENOVATION
by Laura A. Hobson - Oct 4, 2017

Cincinnati's grand dame, Music Hall, is getting a $143 million facelift. (more...)

Solo Show From New York HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Make South African Debut at Alexander Bar
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR, Heather Massie's award-winning and critically-acclaimed solo show from New York, will make its South African debut at the Alexander Bar, Caf and Theatre this October. (more...)

TOXIC IF SWALLOWED Continues Exploration of Horny Deplorables at the New Ohio Theatre 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

TOXIC IF SWALLOWED continues exploration of horny deplorables October 4 at the New Ohio (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, F. Murray Abraham and More Join David Rabe's GOOD FOR OTTO at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with F. Murray Abraham, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe joining, as previously announced, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Review: THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW Offers an Over-the-Top Look at Sex, Life, and Love
by Shari Barrett - Oct 25, 2017

First produced in the mid-1980s, John Patrick Shanley's THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW holds interest as an early work by the multi-award-winning playwright who went on to win the Pulitzer for DOUBT and an Oscar for MOONSTRUCK. His early play offers musings about life, sex, death and relationships, directed by Mark Blanchard at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE at People's Light Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE runs through December 3 at People's Light Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

MaRLo's 'The Launch' Our Now On Reaching Altitude
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Powerful. Emphatic. Dynamic. In a decade, MaRLo has become a name in the field of electronic dance music synonymous with both uplifting and darker styles of trance music. (more...)

FSLC Announces The Lost Years of German Cinema: 1949–1963,
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces The Lost Years of German Cinema: 1949 1963, a 13-film series of under-appreciated and rediscovered gems from the postwar era, November 15-23. (more...)

Josh Pais Joins DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The New Group has announced that Josh Pais joins Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Sadie Scott, Chlo Sevigny and Daniel Sovich in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot. (more...)

Free Bach@Noon Concerts to Return to Point Loma This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Bach Collegium San Diego, the city's acclaimed early music and Baroque performance ensemble, has announced the return of its popular free Bach@Noon concerts for the 15th anniversary season. (more...)

HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Play Charm City Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Charm City Fringe 2017 presents the Maryland Debut of the Hit NYC Solo Show: HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr - A True Story of Hollywood Glamour and Scientific Genius - written and performed by Heather Massie. (more...)

Ryan Sims Announces New Country-Rock EP 'My Side Of The Story'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

RYAN SIMS--Arizona-based singer, songwriter and country-rock-americana musician--will release a new seven-track EP MY SIDE OF THE STORY on Friday, November 17 on HIGH 4 RECORDINGS. The album's rocking lead single 'Get Away' premiered yesterday (more...)

Review Roundup: SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 12, 2017

Bruce Springsteen makes his Broadway with Springsteen on Broadway, a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Springsteen on Broadway opens officially tonight, Thursday, October 12. Springsteen will perform five shows a week through February 3, 2018. (more...)

Review Roundup: BIG FISH at The Other Palace - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Nov 9, 2017

Kelsey Grammer stars in Big Fish THE MUSICAL as Edward Bloom, alongside Clare Burt and more. Based on the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film screenplay by John August, this new production will be the London premiere of the musical and also marks Kelsey's first time on the London stage. (more...)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces The Lost Years of German Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces The Lost Years of German Cinema: 1949 1963, a 13-film series of under-appreciated and rediscovered gems from the postwar era, November 15-23. (more...)

THE INVISIBLE HAND Extends at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

With only a few tickets remaining for its original run, Steep Theatre has added four more performances of The Invisible Hand. This powerful play has fascinated audiences and critics alike. The Invisible Hand will run through Saturday, November 18. (more...)

PORTRAITS OF THE WORLD: SWITZERLAND Set for Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

'Portraits of the World: Switzerland' is the inaugural exhibition in a series that will highlight the global context of American Portraiture. (more...)

Netflix Announces Its First Belgian/Dutch Co-Production - UNDERCOVER
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Netflix announces UNDERCOVER, its first Belgian/Dutch co-produced series starring Anna Drijver (Komt een vrouw bij de dokter, Bride Flight, Loft), Frank Lammers (Zwartboek, Michiel de Ruyter, Rundskop), Elise Schaap (Valentino, Ja, ik wil! Familie Kruys) and Tom Waes (Nieuw Texas, Tegen de sterren op). The 10 part series will launch in 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Calling All Seekers: Find Your PSYCHIC UTOPIA at Hand2Mouth
by Krista Garver - Nov 21, 2017

PSYCHIC UTOPIA explores the stories of many people who traveled to Oregon in search of a utopian experience. This is the kind of immersive, visceral experience I go to the theatre for, and Hand2Mouth is uniquely talented at providing it. (more...)

New Group Now Series to Continue with 'Confronting Racial Bias' Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The New Group presents New Group Now: Where Art Meets Our Present Culture, an ongoing series of public discussions locating New Group productions within the larger context of American and/or global society, continuing on Monday, December 11 with a conversation on 'Confronting Racial Bias in Our Communities.' (more...)

Opera News Announces 2018 OPERA News Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll has announced the recipients of the 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S ONLY A PLAY at Theatre Tallahassee
by Paula Kiger - Nov 10, 2017

Theatre Tallahassee's version of It's Only a Play, directed by Matthew Watson, gives us as audience members the opportunity to observe the angst, Ecstasy, exhaustion, and a multitude of other emotions of a group of people with various motives to care about the production's outcome. (more...)

Master Storyteller Mike Daisey presents TRUMP CARD Follow-up On Presidential Election Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Master storyteller Mike Daisey returns to Philadelphia Theatre Company with two new monologues that explore the normalization of Trump's administration and the rise and fall of the press. In the follow-up to critical smash The Trump Card, This Is Not Normal (November 9-11th) addresses the fever gripping all of us and how quickly that fever can become fascism. In The End of Journalism (November 10-11th), Daisey explores how journalism as we know it in America has ended, peeling back layers of real and fake news to find the darkly hilarious truth. Daisey's performances are part of PTC's 2017-2018 festival-style theatre season that includes plays, music, comedy and political commentary. Daisey is the third national voice at PTC this fall, following NPR's Bob Garfield and Golden Globe Winner Kathleen Turner. Normal and Journalism will take place at Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad Street). Tickets are on sale for $25-$69 at philadelphiatheatrecompany.org, at the box-office, or by calling 215-985-0420. (more...)

Soccer Mommy Announces Debut Album Out 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Today Soccer Mommy - twenty-year old Nashville native Sophie Allison - announces her debut album. Following a series of DIY Bandcamp recordings and last year's Collection, Clean is Allison's journey out of her bedroom and into the studio with a full band and an incredible record produced by Gabe Wax (more...)

Coming Soon To The Greenbelt Arts Center: ALMOST, MAINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. In this whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance, knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream. (more...)

NOA AON's Debut Album 'Trans/Cen/Dance' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The sole purpose of NOA AON's pursuit of DJing as a profession is to unite people through the power of music. Strangers become friends. Friends become family. The debut album by NOA AON, trans//cen//DANCE, is out now. (more...)

Niyaz and ElevenPlay Bring Tech And Art Together at Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Located at a community college committed to both the arts and technology, the Harris Center for the Arts is proud to present two fascinating artists in three days, each of which utilizes technology, movement and music in innovative and even jaw-dropping fashion. (more...)

Bell Biv DeVoe To Perform At Mandalay Bay Events Center, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Bell Biv DeVoe will bring its smooth sounds to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Jan. 27. The legendary group has been bridging the gap between R&B and hip-hop music for more than 20 years and will perform alongside SWV, Whodini and EPMD. The show will be hosted by DJ Biz Markie and feature a special performance by Dana Dane. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Announced for JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting for the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Justin Keyes, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Jill Paice, Kim Steele and Nichole Turner joining, as previously announced, Terrence Mann and Will Swenson. (more...)

Theater of War Productions and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC Partner to Present Free Monthly Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Theater of War Productions and WNYC today announced a new partnership to present six free performances at The Jerome L. Greene Space, WNYC's state-of-the-art performance and broadcast studio, to occur monthly from January to June 2018. The new partnership launches the second year of Artistic Director Bryan Doerries' appointment as New York City Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans' Services. (more...)

Final Play added to 2018 Season at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Hallelujah! Bridge Street Theatre has at last been able to nail down the remaining play in its 2018 Theatre Subscription Series. Now slated for a two-weekend run fromSeptember 6 16 is Chicago-area playwright Mickle Maher's joyous and unexpectedly raucous celebration of art, ardor, and inappropriately public displays of affection (written entirely in rhymed couplets) There Is a Happiness That Morning Is . (more...)

Full Casting Has Been Announced for The New Group's GOOD FOR OTTO, Featuring Rosie O'Donnell and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with Kate Buddeke, Laura Esterman, Nancy Giles, Lily Gladstone, Charlotte Hope, Mark Linn-Baker, Kenny Mellman and Maulik Pancholy joining, as previously announced, F. Murray Abraham, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Eternal Theatre Collective Presents Canadian Premiere Of SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

The entirely youth run Eternal Theatre Collective presents the Canadian Premiere of SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen), at Studio 16 from March 7 - 10, 2018. (more...)

Prying Eye Productions Presents THE INQUISITION OF THE BIG BAD WOLF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Adelaide expats and directors' of Prying Eye, Lizzie and Zaimon Vilmanis, are returning to Adelaide in 2018 with their resonating new work, The Inquisition of the Big Bad Wolf. Hot off the tail of its February premiere at Supercell (Australia's startling new contemporary dance festival in Brisbane), 'WOLF' will be brought to life for Adelaide Fringe Festival from February 21 to March 4 at Tandanya Theatre. For those searching for the next big thing, a work that you can't forget for all the right reasons, this is it! (more...)

The Shanks Release 'Turning Turk,' Working on New Album and North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

As it works on a follow-up to 2016's raucous steamroller of an album, Prisons of Ecstasy, Toronto institution The Shanks has blessed us with a banger of a new song. 'Turning Turk' debuts today and is available on all DSPs. (more...)

Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

Karen Lee Roberts Brings IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN Cabaret to Adelaide Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Brisbane's Karen Lee Roberts is no stranger to struggle. Battling bi-polar disorder for more than twenty years, she credits her artistic practice for her hard-won stability and prosperity. This February, Adelaide audiences can connect with Karen's latest work, a cabaret piece titled It's Not Easy Being Green . Sharing the stage with legendary jazz/blues pianist Jeff Usher, the work is a fun and intriguing look deep into the twisted rabbit hole that is the human psyche. (more...)

BWW Review: DeLouRue's Exuberant Extravaganza HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS A Must See at Oddfellows
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 12, 2017

It's the most wonderful time to be queer, sings BenDeLaCreme, drag queen of both local and international fame (you may remember her from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 and now Drag Race All Stars 3! ). Silly as that parody lyric may be, for many, seeing Homo for the Holidays makes this season truly the most wonderful time of the year. Celebrating its tenth year, DeLouRue's Homo for the Holidays is back and better than ever. (more...)

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