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MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Make New England Premiere in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Andrew Sean Greer, Celebrated MacDowell Author Comes to WRITERS IN THE LOFT 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

On Monday, July 24, New York Times bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer (The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells; The Confessions of Max Tivoli) comes to town with his latest work LESS: A Novel-the hilarious tale of Arthur Less, a failed novelist whose escapades through Paris to Morocco, Southern India to the Arabian Sea keep him on the run...from turning 50! (more...)

VIDEO: West End-bound EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Hits West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Watch a video of the EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE cast performing at West End Live! (more...)

Snow White Goes Wrong in New Court Kids' Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Only the magic of theatre can save Snow White in The Court Theatre's latest production. (more...)

Claire Sweeney To Cast A Spell Over St Helens Audiences This October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The most spellbinding panto of them all is returning to St Helens Theatre Royal this autumn - and producers are today excited to reveal its stellar cast, with Liverpool's own Claire Sweeney taking the lead, plus Tam Ryan, Laura Gregory, and Simon Foster completing the line-up. (more...)

Theatre Conservatory Students present INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

South Coast Repertory's Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods on the Julianne Argyros stage, directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with musical direction by Erin McNally. Performances by SCR's Theatre Conservatory students run Aug. 12-20; tickets are on sale now at www.scr.org.  (more...)

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts 'Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet' Commemorating the Fairy Tale Written by Hans Christian Andersen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE is a Swimming Success
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 21, 2017

If ever someone were to look up “classical ballet” in the dictionary, an image captured from Swan Lake would certainly accompany its definition, thanks to its timeless grace and poise. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, American Ballet Theatre more than lived up to Swan Lake's storied reputation, as the company danced with both precision and pixie dust to create lyrical beauty that echoed Tchaikovsky's magical score. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Once upon a time there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell...  (more...)

ComedySportz Philadelphia Celebrates 25 Years With Two Anniversary Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ComedySportz, Philadelphia's longest-running comedy show, turns 25 this year and to celebrate the quadricentennial, the company is mounting two super-sized matches at the Mandell Theater at Drexel University, 3201 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104. The matches will take place Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets to each show cost $25 for adults and $22 for students, seniors, and military with a valid ID. Tickets and more information are available at www.comedysportzphilly.com. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

World premieres, new productions, and exciting artist debuts will make the 59th season at Sarasota Opera a season not to miss. Highlights of the upcoming year include the return of Giuseppe Verdi, the 6th Sarasota Youth Opera world premiere, and operas by composers such as Vincenzo Bellini and Eugen D'Albert whose operas have not been heard on our stage. (more...)

Tall Stories and Nica Burns Present WILDE CREATURES at Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Tall Stories, the Olivier-nominated producers of The Gruffalo, present a sparkling new musical adventure for everyone aged 5-105 for a limited run of performances at The Vaudeville Theatre from 15 December 2017, prior to a 2018 tour. (more...)

Playhouse South presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

*Once Upon A Mattress* is a musical comedy with a fun take on a classic fairy tale. If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? (more...)

Classic Spring Announces Initial Casting for Year-Long Oscar Wilde Celebration at Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Classic Spring, a new theatre company from former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Dominic Dromgoole, today announces first casting and creatives for a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Awarded $20,000 NEA Grant for Next World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $20,000 to the Sarasota Opera in support of the commissioning and world premiere of Rootabaga Country, a new opera by composer by Rachel J. Peters which will mark the company's 6th world premiere. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

BWW Review: The St. Petersburg Opera Company Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at the Palladium
by Peter Nason - Jul 5, 2017

Some performances and strong (perhaps too strong) orchestration aren't enough to save this odd production of a classic musical. (more...)

ComedySportz Celebrates 25 Years With Two Super-Sized Matches
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

ComedySportz, Philadelphia's longest-running comedy show, turns 25 this year and to celebrate the quadricentennial, the company is mounting two super-sized matches at the Mandell Theater at Drexel University, 3201 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104. The matches will take place Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets to each show cost $25 for adults and $22 for students, seniors, and military with a valid ID. Tickets and more information are available at www.comedysportzphilly.com. (more...)

OPERA America Awards Opera Grants for Female Composers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

Light Of The Moon Publishing Releases New G.W. Mullins Hardback Novel 'Rise Of The Snow Queen Book One: The Polar Bear King'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

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Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

BWW Review: WHAT WE WISHED FOR, Sheffield Crucible Theatre
by Pippa Stacey - Jul 21, 2017

A compelling fusion of traditional Fairy Tales with contemporary society, What We Wished For, by Sheffield People's Theatre, follows the journey of community members in modern-day Sheffield, as they struggle to fight back against a mysterious invasion of Wolves that instil fear and threaten their population. (more...)

BLAMED: AN ESTABLISHED FICTION Heads Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

SoHo Playhouse in New York City is proud to officially participate in the 2017 Fringe International Encore Series. This year marks the 12th annual Fringe Encore Series. This will be the first year the series expands to include shows from Adelaide, Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals. Blamed: An Established Fiction was selected from the Hollywood Fringe Festival and will be playing in September. (more...)

Help House Of Suarez Voguers Dress To Impress
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Vogue Ball is known for its brilliant and inspired costumes. And now designers from across the UK are being given the chance to see their own creations on the Vogue catwalk. (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

NiCori Studios & Productions Presents INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

NiCori Studios & Productions Presents The Teen Performance Ensemble in Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" on Friday, August 4 at 8pm, Saturday, August 5 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, August 6 at 2pm at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.   (more...)

Excerpt from FROST SERIES OMNIBUS by Liz DeJesus
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 17, 2017

Like Fairy Tales? You're going to love this new omnibus that rounds up three novels about the descendant of Snow White! Check out the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus today! (more...)

More Than 100 E-Book Deals From 99¢ - $4.99!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Led for the second time by German pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 14th open-air concert, with a program inspired by Fairy Tales and myths, in Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE GRUFFALO and More Set for 2017-18 Kids 'N Family Series at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The South Orange Performing Arts Center has announced the return of its Kids 'N Family series for the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

WRITERS IN THE LOFT presents Andrew Sean Greer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Music Hall welcomes to its Loft stage the New York Times bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer (The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells; The Confessions of Max Tivoli) with his latest work LESS: A Novel-the hilarious tale of Arthur Less, a failed novelist who escapades through Paris to Morocco, Southern India to the Arabian Sea keep him on the run...from turning 50! A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, and a bittersweet romance of chances lost, LESS shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy. Greer will discuss his character's misadventures with Michelle Aldredge, the founding editor of Gwarlingo and the evening's guest moderator. Don't miss the chance to hear Andrew Sean Greer speak more about LESS! (more...)

Dazzling New Season Unveiled At New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Bring it On, The Sound of Music and Strangers On a Train, are just some of the hit productions coming to Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre as part of its Autumn Season, announced today. (more...)

More Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will co-present the 12th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Brooklyn's Ryan Repertory Tours SINGING FOR THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Brooklyn based Ryan Repertory Company, now in its 45th season, and Family Music Centers are proud to present Singing For The Boys. In a "performance that never was but should have been" Al Jolson, Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin come together in 1943 at the Palace Theatre in New York City for a one-night benefit performance to support the overseas war effort and to entertain the troops. Through their signature hit songs and popular songs of the period the audience is taken on a personal journey that reveals what made these three performers truly legendary and what made them so very human, both onstage and backstage. A must see theatrical and musical experience!!!   (more...)

THE TEMPEST, CINDERELLA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Set for Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season - scroll down for highlights! (more...)

SoBe Arts to Present World Premiere of TESLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

This September, SoBe Arts will present the world premiere of TESLA, a multidisciplinary opera, by Carson Kievman and Thomas Babe, about the exceptional life, explorations and brilliant inventions of Nikola Tesla.  We are please to announce our amazing cast and creative team and share the story of Tesla. (more...)

Sheffield People's Theatre Stage The World Premiere Of Chris Bush's WHAT WE WISHED FOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Fairy Tales and modern life. You're not safe from monsters in either. Sheffield People's Theatre return to bring myth and magic to the Crucible stage, and explore the lessons each generation passes on to the next. (more...)

BWW Review: HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGA, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
by Gary Naylor - Aug 9, 2017

Director, Amy Draper, packs plenty into realising writer Daniel Winder's ambitious take on the Grimm fairytale, but the show needs to be edited back to two hours maximum running time to succeed fully. (more...)

HK Phil's Music for Kids Concert Presents 'The Magic Toyshop'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dancing dolls in a magic toy store! The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's (HK Phil) Assistant Conductor Vivian Ip conjures up fantasy and fun with her baton, while The Puppet and Its Double Theater from Taiwan tells the story of the Bold Umbrellaphant. (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PICT Classic Theatre announces its 2017-2018 Season, with a focus on classic authors William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Charlotte Bronte, in new performance venues in Crafton, Oakland, and Point Breeze. (more...)

South Coast Repertory Announces August-November Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

South Coast Repertory lays out the performance schedule for South Coast Repertory for the four-month period of August-November 2017. (more...)

Arts Alive! Quebec Wakefield Set for Sept 8-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Arts Alive! Quebec (AAQ) partners with Theatre Wakefield's Ta Da! Festival  for a third exciting year to celebrate arts in the region, from September 8-10.   (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK 8/21 - 8/25 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Aug 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK 8/21 - 8/25, airing on CBS (more...)

Stan Lee and Lennie James Headline Wizard World COMIC CON Madison
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

(OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2017 schedule with its third trip to the Alliant Energy Center at Wizard World Comic Con Madison, September 22-24. Stan Lee (Marvel Chairman Emeritus), Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," Snatch), Sean Maher ("Firefly," Serenity), Michael Cudlitz ("The Walking Dead," "Lost"), Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace, X-Men), Emma Caulfield ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Monica Rial ("Dragon Ball Z," "Fullmetal Alchemist") headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to date to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza. (more...)

Pop-Up Opera Returns this Autumn with Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Pop-Up Opera return this autumn with Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. In true Pop-Up fashion, the company give one of the most popular operatic Fairy Tales a magical twist ensuring this wintry delight will both enchant and thrill. (more...)

US Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Joins The Australian Ballet in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Australian Ballet is thrilled to announce that American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will join the company as guest artist during the Sydney season of The Sleeping Beauty, opening at the Capitol Theatre from 11 November to 25 November 2017. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Brings Storybook Characters, Toe-Tapping Music, and All of The Drama to Escondido
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Classic Fairy Tales weave together like delicate rainbow threads (in hues of red, gold, white, and more...) to build an intricate, complex and epic musical that still somehow bears all of the hallmarks of reality.  (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Posts Fall Classes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Parents! Chicago Children's Theatre just posted its Fall 2017 line-up of performing arts classes for newborns to young teens, which is clearly growing into one of the deepest, most diverse rosters of arts education offerings for kids anywhere in Chicago. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Receives Opera America Grant for New Commission
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Sarasota Opera is the recipient of an $8,000 grant for the commissioning of composer Rachel J. Peters for the creation of Rootabaga Country, Sarasota Youth Opera's sixth world premiere scheduled to be performed on November 11 and 12, 2017. The grant is provided by OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

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