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Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Begins February 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Raven Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle. This artful, surprising and often-funny memory play that explores how we are shaped by the people who hurt us will play February 7 - March 24, 2019 on Raven's 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast Members From BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK... and More Attend the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019

The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival kicked off on January 3rd with “Talking Pictures” screenings of award contenders If Beale Street Could Talk, Roma, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Regina King and director Barry Jenkins attended participated in a Q&A for If Beale Street Could Talk with the festival's Artistic Director Michael Lerman. Alfonso Cuaron was joined by stars Marina De Tavira and Yalitza Aparicio for the screening of Roma and all three participated in a Q&A with the festival's Director of Programming Lili Rodriguez. Rami Malek attended and participated in a Q&A for Bohemian Rhapsody with Deadline's Pete Hammond. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN Running Now Until 3/11/19 at Volksoper Wien
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

WONDERFUL TOWN is playing in Austria from now all the way through March of next year. (more...)

Laura Benanti Will Headline The Long Wharf Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

For one night only, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti will appear at Long Wharf Theatre in her cabaret show, TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE featuring songs from her career along with humorous anecdotes and experiences that she has encountered on and off the stage and screen. The presenting sponsor for the gala event is KeyBank. (more...)

Live Arts Presents Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis In Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones welcomes a discussion with Oskar Eustis-Artistic Director of New York's Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musicals Fun Home and Hamilton. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists. (more...)

Headlong Announces Full Casting For John Haidar's Production Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Headlong today announces full casting for John Haidar's production of Richard III with Stefan Adegbola, Derbhle Crotty, Heledd Gwynn, Tom Kanji, Michael Matus, Leila Mimmack, Eileen Nicholas, Caleb Roberts and John Sackville joining the previously announced Tom Mothersdale in the title role as Shakespeare's most notorious and complex villain. (more...)

BWW Review: Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Enchants at the Show Palace Dinner Theater
by Peter Nason - Jan 27, 2019

It's tons of fun and enchanting, despite some weaknesses with the show's new book. (more...)

BWW Review: Antaeus' THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN - A Feckin' Fine Production!
by Gil Kaan - Jan 26, 2019

Add Martin McDonagh's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN to the already lengthy resume of stellar productions that the always dependable Antaeus Theatre Company manages to assemble on their stage. Steven Robman sure-handedly directs his talented Irish-brogued ensemble of seven (The Fripple Frapples cast of the double castings) at a quick, smooth pace; vividly illustrating McDonagh's smart, witty and brutal tale based on the real-life filming of the 1934 documentary Man of Aran. Buried in the 'news' the town gossip Johnnypateenmike spreads, the arrival of a film crew from America looking to make a movie on the neighboring Inishmore piques everyone's interest. (more...)

Cyrus Meher-Homji Awarded Medal Of The Order Of Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Cyrus Meher-Homji, General Manager, Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Australia is awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the performing arts, particularly through music. The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means by which Australia recognises the outstanding and meritorious service of its citizens and announced today as part of the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. The award is approved by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, representative of the Australian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. (more...)

NATAS Announces the DAYTIME EMMYS Drama Performer Pre-Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. (more...)

Martyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, & More Among Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting Award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents Chicago Premeire Of Cambodian Rock Band, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the Chicago Premiere of Cambodian Rock Band, written by Lauren Yee, featuring songs by Dengue Fever and directed by Marti Lyons. Cambodian Rock Band runs April 5 May 5, 2010, with press performance on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Victory Gardens is also pleased to announce a partnership with Lincoln Hall to present Dengue Fever in concert on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (more...)

THINK FAST Short Play Competition Announced At The Theater Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Which play will be voted Audience Favorite - the romance, the thriller, or the comedy?  And which author will take the $500 Judge's Award? (more...)

MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT Brings American Roots Music to ABT Jan 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Alberta Bair Theater's Orser Outstanding Performances Series resumes on Friday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. with multi-award winning Martha Redbone Roots Project. (more...)

Xulon Press Author Releases Book Using Biblical Art to Stir Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

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Opera Theater Of Cape Cod Announces Valentine's Celebration Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Love is in the air with Opera Theater of Cape Cod's (OTCC) Valentine's weekend benefit concert Some Enchanted Evening: A Valentine's Gala on Saturday, February 16, 7:00 pm, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet. Joseph Turbessi serves as music director, and Ethan DePuy is stage director. Black-tie dress is encouraged, but optional. Proceeds from the performance fund OTCC's expenses for its production of Puccini's La boheme, being performed this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: MOON OVER BUFFALO North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 16, 2019

MOON OVER BUFFALO, now playing at the North Coast repertory Theatre through February 10th, is a  farce that proves that sometimes the most dramatic action is happening behind the scenes in the green room. (more...)

The Sheen Center Presents POETRY IN AMERICA Featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) brings the'Poetry in America' experience live to the stage of the Loreto Theater, Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Arts Alliance Illinois And Partners To Hold Mayoral Arts Forum At Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Arts Alliance Illinois Executive Director Claire Rice, Broadway In Chicago President Lou Raizin and Vice President Eileen LaCario, and League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp, are pleased to announce the 2019 Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse, located at 175 East Chestnut Street in Chicago. Open to the general public, the event begins at 6pm and will conclude at approximately 8pm. Admission is free. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Elevates The New Year With TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET By Jiréh Breon Holder
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Ensemble Theatre presents Too Heavy for Your Pocket, by Jireh Breon Holder and Directed by Eileen J. Morris with Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m. 3535 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For UK Premiere Of Florian Zeller's THE SON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

As the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty opens at Kiln Theatre, the company's Artistic Director, Indhu Rubasingham, announces the casting for the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Son, in a translation by Christopher Hampton. Michael Longhurst directs Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Oseloka Obi, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner. The production opens on 26 February, with previews from 20 February, and runs until 6 April. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine - Inside the STRONGER THAN HATE Benefit!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Celebrate Black History Month At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture celebrates Black History Month with three special events featuring and representing some of the preeminent Black writers, artists and activists of our time. Tickets/reservations are available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office.   (more...)

Irish Arts Center Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Irish Arts Center (IAC), a multidisciplinary center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish arts and culture, announces its Spring 2019 season a cross-section of the exhilarating theater, music, dance, literature, art, and genre-defying performance coming from Ireland and Irish America, alongside educational events engaging participants with an array of rich traditions. With performances as wide-ranging as Margaret McAuliffe's acclaimed one-woman play The Humours of Bandon, Declan O'Rourke's epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, and Paul Muldoon's performance adaptation of a 1773 Irish poem, IAC provides an intimate home for artists' boldest visions. As construction on IAC's landmark permanent new home in Hell's Kitchen takes place just beyond the organization's original location, IAC's vast ambition and accomplishment will be on full display, outside and in, throughout Spring 2019. (more...)

Internationall Holocaust Day Of Remembrance Observed At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

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ZORRO Features Gipsy Kings Music At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Jan. 25 To Feb. 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The legendary tale of Zorro, a good man's fight against evil, has been a source of lasting fascination. The award-winning PinnWorth Productions presents "Zorro,' a production that combines high drama with the red-hot music of the Gipsy Kings, at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times are Fridays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Arts Alliance Illinois and Partners to Hold Mayoral Arts Forum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

Arts Alliance Illinois Executive Director Claire Rice, Broadway In Chicago President Lou Raizin and Vice President Eileen LaCario, and League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp, are pleased to announce the 2019 Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse, located at 175 East Chestnut Street in Chicago. Open to the general public, the event begins at 6pm and will conclude at approximately 8pm. While admission to the 2019 Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum is free, space is strictly limited and sold out. Walk-ups will only be admitted space permitting. Limited, reserved press seating is available; contact whittenburg@artsalliance.org. (more...)

Short Play Festival – SEX! Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

It may be cold outside but up on the third floor of the Players Theatre on MacDougal Street things are red hot as they prepare to present the eight annual Short Play Festival - Sex! There is nothing like a spicy play to chase away those winter blues and these 15 playwrights have created the forbidden cure. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/7: The Public Will Stage HERCULES, KING KONG in Japan, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 7, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! One day more until Friday! Power through the rest of your week by catching up on the top Broadway news! (more...)

Playhouse On The Square Is Looking For Love With Regional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Baker Gross, Hunter Rittenberry, David Richardson, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff present the New York TimesTop Ten Production of 2015. (more...)

Official: Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins Will Lead THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced three productions slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season. (more...)

The Hot Club Of San Francisco Swings The ABT Feb. 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

As part of Alberta Bair Theater's Orser Outstanding Performances Series, The Hot Club of San Francisco celebrates songwriting of The Beatles with music from their album John Paul George & Django on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Weighs on the Heart at THE ENSEMBLE
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Feb 15, 2019

Within the tapestry of American Drama there a strong list of Civil Rights plays as well as other plays that tackle social injustices, sexism, and sexuality. Holders play holds true to trying times of the early 1960s but his exquisite storytelling and Yale training shined brightly in this Jireh Breon Holder's playwriting masterclass. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Returns To Chicago For 12 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The first national touring production of the 2017 Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will return to Chicago by popular demand for a limited 12-week engagement July 7 through September 27, 2020, at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph). Individual tickets for the Dear Evan Hansen return engagement will go on-sale to the public Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. Central, and pre-sale tickets will be available starting Monday, February 18 through Broadway In Chicago's eblast and Dear Evan Hansen's social media channels. (more...)

Laura Benanti Will Be Honored At The 2019 ASTEP Color Ball
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

ARTISTS STRIVING TO END POVERTY (ASTEP) announced today that it will honor Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady) at its annual Gala and Dinner, The 2019 ASTEP Color Ball on Monday, April 29, at Feinstein's/54 Below. She will join Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls), Founder and Co-Executive Director of ASTEP, on stage to celebrate Benanti's leadership and advocacy in the creation of the benefit album SINGING YOU HOME: Children's Songs for Family Reunification. (more...)

SUDS... Opens March 8 At Clague Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Clague Playhouse continues our 91st Season with SUDS: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera.  Set in a laundromat in the 1960's, SUDS: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera is a delightful story of a young teenage girl and three guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love. The show is loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy and over 50 well-known songs that topped the charts of the 60's. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Raven Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look Into The World Of TOLKIEN At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

On Tuesday, February 12 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street in NYC) gets a behind-the-scenes look at 'Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth,' the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. For one night only at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater, hear about the Tolkien and the landmark exhibition (currently running through May 12 at The Morgan Library & Museum) from John T. McQuillen, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Printed Books & Bindings and organizing curator of the exhibit for the Morgan Library, and Holly Ordway, Ph.D., Professor of English at Houston Baptist University and author of the forthcoming book Tolkien's Modern Sources: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages. Moderated by Corey Olsen, Ph.D., the 'Tolkien Professor' and President of Signum University. (more...)

NY Live Arts Hosts Conversation with Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones welcomes a discussion with Oskar Eustis-Artistic Director of New York's Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musicals Fun Home and Hamilton. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Connecticut Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Delaware Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Memphis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW St. Louis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Clips From 'Stronger Than Hate' Benefit Concert at The Green Room 42
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2018

On December 6th, 2018 The Green Room 42 presented 'Stronger Than Hate: A Benefit for Tree of Life Synagogue.' (more...)

Triptych Theatre Group Presents The West Coast Premiere Of STOCKHOLM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

TRIPTYCH THEATRE GROUP presents the West Coast premiere of STOCKHOLM, written by Bryony Lavery (Frozen), with choreography by Stephen Buescher and directed by Kim Rubenstein. STOCKHOLM will preview on Friday, January 11 at 8pm and open on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm will run through Monday, January 28 at The Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd. in West Los Angeles.   (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Company Announces Purchase of Uptown Property
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of property located at 5033-5035 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The property, which encompasses a five-story, 45,120-square-foot warehouse building plus a vacant lot near the corner of Broadway and Argyle, is planned as the site of a renovated facility to house the theatre's future operations and to support and expand its mission of presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues. (more...)

Brooke Wetterhahn Joins Premiere of NAKED CALL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Brooke Wetterhahn joins the cast of NAKED CALLand will now be performing as "Jennifer".  Naked Call, a brand-new play by award-winning playwright, Ken Kaissaris premiering as a professionally staged reading, produced by New Feathers Productions as announced earlier this month.  (more...)

Three Rivers Music Theatre Announces Complete Casting For FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Three Rivers Music Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast for the Fort Wayne Premiere of FUN HOME, one of the most celebrated musicals in recent Broadway history. FUN HOME is the coming-out memoir of Alison Bechdel, an exploration of family, memory, first love, and a daughter's relationship with her father. FUN HOME was nominated for 12 Tony Awards in 2015 winning five including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Musical. FUN HOME was also winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and the Obie Award for Musical Theatre. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Jonathan Pryce And Eileen Atkins Head To Broadway In THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM?
by Rialto Chatter - Dec 20, 2018

The Post is reporting that multi award-winning star of screen and stage Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier award-winning Dame Eileen Atkins will star in a Broadway transfer of Florian Zeller's family drama The Height of the Storm. (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's World Premiere THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. As Ed confronts his tragic past and tenuous future, he unexpectedly finds love beneath the starry Alaskan sky, and support from an unlikely ally. Introducing an auspicious new voice in American theatre, The Hour of Great Mercy by Miranda Rose Hall, is a tender, insightful and compassionate story about our collective relationship to illness, family, and redemption. (more...)

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