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by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Oct. 25, 2019, for The Princess and the Pea. This story is the first in the 2019-20 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Oct. 25, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. The performance at 10:45 AM will have audio description provided by IRIS. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Back by popular demand, Laughter League, a non-profit organization, will present The Petite Palace at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX. 75218, October 17-November 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Wright State University Theatre continues its 54th season in the Festival Playhouse with the award-winning musical fantasy, Into the Woods, running from November 22nd - December 8th. The New York Times proclaimed: 'It will take you somewhere wonderful.' This Broadway musical inspired by Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault's well-known fairy tales is sure to captivate audiences - bringing to the stage the beloved, fairy tales you all know and love, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Today, CocoRosie, the sister duo Sierra and Bianca Casady, announce their 7th studio album Put The Shine On, which will be released March 6th 2020 via Marathon Artists. The follow-up to their 2015 album Heartache City will be accompanied by their one-of-a-kind live shows in March/April 2020, EU dates below. The single “Smash My Head” , including a Bianca Casady-directed video is being released today as a taste of what's to come - PRE-ORDER HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood presents, Art is Useless When You're Being Mauled by a Bear by Alisa Tangredi.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
'Once Upon a Time...' is how the tale begins. Yet, we soon find that fairy tales can sometimes take an unexpected twist as we meet an ambivalent Cinderella, a loud and brassy Little Red Riding Hood, a Prince Charming with a roving eye and a Witch who raps. These characters, and more, will step out of their storybook presenting their wishes for lives that end happily ever after.
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2019
Nuffield Southampton Theatres have announced the full company of CinderELLA The Musical. Michael Fentiman directs Valda Aviks (Ella), Emma Darlow (Melania) Tom Hier (Prince Charming and Policeman), Michael O'Connor (Harry), Jos Slovick (Daniel Deeni), Imelda Warren-Green (Ivanka) and Lydia White (Cinders). This new adaptation of the classic myth features two protagonists, the younger Cinders who feels old beyond her years and the older Ella who remembers when she danced as a girl at the Midnight Ballroom. The production opens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres a?" NST City on 29 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 5 January 2020.
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 26, 2019
Current reigning National Miss Comedy Queen, Tina Burner, in association with Club Cumming, present a one-of-a-kind musical take on everybody's favorite Halloween Classic: Hocus Pocus for 5 performances.
by Amanda England - Oct 25, 2019
Four actors, four interwoven stories - one clever, ghostly musical. Penfold Theatre's GHOST QUARTET is perfect Halloween fun for theatergoers who love a good story put to song.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Jewish Museum will present Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone, the first survey of the New York-based artist in the United States, from November 1, 2019 through March 22, 2020. The exhibition includes three decades of Feinstein's work in sculpture, painting, and video, as well as a panoramic wallpaper, a major new commission, and the artist's maquettes for sculpture. Taken together, the works emphasize the artist's fascination with dualities: her investigations of masculinity and femininity or good and evil echo her formal explorations of balance and precariousness or positive and negative space. Feinstein's art follows myriad lines of inquiry, but the idea of the feminine is central. She has made a sustained examination of the many ways this concept is manifested culturally. Female protagonists and figures proliferate in her work and bind it together across diverse media.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
This fall, Crow's Theatre raises the curtain on their biggest season to date, presenting an unmissable pairing of shows produced in partnership with two of the city's most enterprising independent theatre companies. As the pace of life accelerates and our day-to-day interactions, our lives, even art itself is moved into the ephemeral digital realm, Crow's Theatre's season-opening shows invite audiences to slow down, gather in the dark, and enjoy two distinct productions that celebrate the live experience.
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 16, 2019
a?oeLips as red as blood. Hair as black as tree bark. Heart as pure as driven snow.a?? These vivid characteristics describe the famous princess Snow White. In an innovative retelling of Snow White from Children's Theatre Company (CTC) adapted and directed by Britian's Greg Banks, this Snow White follows more closely the original Grimm Brothers version as opposed to the Walt Disney animated story people have known, or grown to know from film.. a?oeSnow White and the Seven Dwarfsa?? became the company's first animated film in 1937, a huge accomplishment. How has the culture and social fiber changed since the 1930's and what does CTC's fairy tale Snow White say to audiences today?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Academy Award-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis will join the Boston Children's Chorus (BCC), bassist Carlos Henriquez and a 15-piece big band featuring members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra this Sunday, October 20th at the Berklee Performance Center for Can't Stop Singing That Song, a celebration of the music of Aline Shader.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Fairytales collide in Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto! Each year, the People's Light holiday panto transforms a beloved children's story into a musical extravaganza filled with outrageous characters, toe-tapping original music, slapstick comedy, and topical humor for both kids and adults. For the first time, People's Light adapts not one, but two classic stories a?" the Robin Hood legend and Little Red Riding Hood a?" to create a holiday show like nothing you've ever seen. Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto runs November 13 a?" January 5 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Tickets range from $21.50-$53. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.
BWW Review: THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A BOOK by Jomike Tejido From James Patterson Presents
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Oct 12, 2019
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A BOOK by Jomike Tejido was an absolute delight. It begins with the traditional Old Woman from the tales. Her children are missing, so she leaves her home (Which is shaped like A BOOK! If you love books about books, you're going to be head-over-heels for this artwork) and goes to visit her neighbors to see if the kids went next door to visit the three bears from Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Halloween might be over, but there's always room for more bizarre and morbidly funny animated shows on Adult Swim. The network adds an all-new original series, JJ Villard's Fairy Tales, to its animation slate and renews The Shivering Truth, Lazor Wulf, and the long-awaited return of Mouse Fitzgerald in 12 Oz. Mouse that fans never knew they needed. The new series and seasons will all premiere in 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
UNLV has released its schedule for December. See a list of events below! For more information visit: https://spark.adobe.com/page/zsqZRL6WItH9k/
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
The Wheeler Opera House is pleased to announce the full roster of its jam-packed winter season, featuring theatrical events, concerts, comedy and films for the entire family to enjoy. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 25 at noon at the Wheeler Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com). The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
The New York City-based Kairos Italy Theater along with the Italy-based KIT Italiana and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU will present the eighth annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC (participating venues to be announced), April 27-May 11, 2020. Admission to all shows and events in the festival will be FREE. All shows are in Italian with English supertitles. For more information please visit www.inscenany.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Everyone's favorite upside-down fairytale comes to the Axelrod PAC stage when the Rising Stars Youth Performing Arts presents 'Shrek the Musical,' a Tony Award winning adventure-filled, musical stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Centerstage Theatre is ringing in the Holidays with our twelfth annual Holiday Pantomime! This year we are presenting an all-new show, Robin Hood. Written by local director, actor, and playwright Vince Brady, this show comes to you from the team that brought the critically acclaimed and record-breaking Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel. British Pantomime is a unique and hilarious take on fairy tales and pop culture a?' if you've never seen one, you're about to discover your new favorite Holiday tradition.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Company XIV's sexy hit holiday show, NUTCRACKER ROUGE, conceived, choreographed and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, begins previews tonight, November 14. Opening night is slated for November 24. The production plays through January 26, 2020 in a limited 11-week engagement at the company's new home, Théâtre XIV (383 Troutman St. in Bushwick, Brooklyn).
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Put away the pumpkins, kids - it's time to hang the fishnet stockings, trim the plastic tree and celebrate another collection of fun, holiday-inspired ditties performed by Santa's favorite mischievous elves! Punk Rock Christmas 2 follows on the heels of the massively successful Punk Rock Christmas (released in 2015) and pulls together an even larger gathering of punk rock all-stars who perform a sleigh-full of highly original Christmas-themed songs that are sure to become staples at every family's holiday sing-a-long, such as The Vibrators “Santa Had To Go Into Rehab” and MDC's “(Merry Christmas) World's On Fire.” They also transform several well-trod Christmas favorites, from “O Holy Night” to “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” into shiny new musical gifts for the punk rock lover in your life.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 12, 2019
Last night in the heart of the Theatre District, Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, hosted its annual New York City Benefit, BSC/NYC to celebrate its 25th Anniversary Season. The annual event raised $110K for Barrington Stage's Julianne Boyd New Works Fund. The one-night only cabaret took place at the The Green Room 42.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Nov. 22, 2019, for The Emperor's New Clothes. This story is the latest in the 2019-20 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. IRIS will provide free audio description for the 10:45 AM performance upon request in advance. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Dr Selina Busby is a Principal Lecturer in Community Performance and Applied Theatre, and Course Leader for the MA Applied Theatre at London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an applied theatre practitioner who works in prison settings, youth theatres, and with young people living in adverse conditions, both in the UK and internationally.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Highlighted by a premiere arrangement by and for its musicians, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, continues its 27th season with a diverse chamber music program combining classics with modern works.
World Premiere Exhibition Traces Fantasy Illustration Through Five Centuries at Norman Rockwell Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Norman Rockwell Museum (NRM) reveals the first exhibition of its kind, Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration. The show includes 100+ works of art created by more than 50 artists whose work spans over five centuries, and have never before been exhibited together.
The Jewish Museum to Present Public Programs in Conjunction with RACHEL FEINSTEIN: MAIDEN, MOTHER, CRONE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
In conjunction with the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone , the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a comedic walkthrough of the exhibition with artist Rachel Feinstein and comedian Rachel Feinstein on January 23; a lecture and book signing with the artist on February 13; and a panel discussion with artists Rachel Feinstein and Lisa Yuskavage, filmmakers Sofia Coppola and Tamara Jenkins, and singer/songwriter Florence Welch on March 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Join The Des Moines Community Playhouse on Jan. 10, 2020, for The Brave Little Tailor. This story is the latest in the 2019-20 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. The performance at 10:45 AM will have audio description provided by IRIS. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.
by Erica Miner - Jan 16, 2020
Pelto will make his much-anticipated San Diego Opera debut on Feb. 8, 2020, in their highly imaginative production
Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Britney Spears Musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Sets Broadway Opening Date & Theater
by Alan Henry - Jan 15, 2020
While a production representative was unable to confirm, reliable sources report to BroadwayWorld that the Britney Spears musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME will begin Broadway previews at the Mariott Marquis on June 26th, 2020, with an official opening night set for July 30th.
by Isabella Perrone - Dec 9, 2019
What happens when a modern-day Little Red Riding Hood gets pulled back in time, dropped in a forest, and comes face-to-face with Maid Marion, Robin Hood, and an evil sheriff? A lot. And it all happens hilariously, with full musical numbers, in Ross Petty's LIL RED ROBIN HOOD.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019
Flint Repertory Theatre presents the Tony Award winning musical “INTO THE WOODS”, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine. Performances are Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15. Tickets are now on sale.
by Isabella Perrone - Dec 8, 2019
In the last decade or so, musicals based on movies have become a regular occurrence. It seems like several new shows are opening each year, so it's not surprising that a?oeAnastasia,a?? Don Bluth's semi-unconventional take on a princess movie, made the transition a?' and thankfully, the end result maintains much of the magic of its source material.
Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre Will Hold Annual New Years Eve Party For Children
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre will hold their 27th Annual New Years Eve Party For Children, where they countdown to NOON instead of midnight, on December 31, 2019. The party is so big that it is held at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg. This year The Popcorn Hat Players are presenting the wildly popular Beauty and the Beast.
by Don Grigware - Dec 4, 2019
BT McNicholl is the producing artistic director of La Mirada Theatre of the Performing Arts and occasionally directs a show. He is currently in rehearsal for the Lythgoe Panto Peter Pan and Tinker Bell A Pirate's Christmas to open this week at the Laguna Playhouse. In our conversation he talks in detail about the Panto. What do you like about the Panto productions? BTM: They're eminently accessible -- contemporary pop songs fused with plucky twists on well-known tales. Plus, these productions feature exceptional professional talents, so -- for children experiencing theatre for the first time -- it's an introduction at a very high level. Best of all, it's a family tradition that can be repeated annually, but without ever becoming stale -- the content keeps changing (one year it's PETER PAN, the next year it's SNOW WHITE, then ALADDIN, etc) -- but the theatrical experience remains vibrant and participatory.
by Courtney Castelino - Dec 31, 2019
I was invited to attend Ottawa Musicals' opening night performance of Robin Hood at the Gladstone Theatre. Each holiday season, Ottawa Musicals puts on a pantomime performance specifically geared to families. This production of Robin Hood is full of song and dance numbers, as well as plenty of jokes (some for the kiddies; some for the adults). The story, written by Mark Allen - who also plays Little John - has a traditional Robin Hood plotline, but adds a couple of oddball characters for good measure.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Dec. 13, 2019, for The Little Engine That Could. This story is the lastest in the 2019-20 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. IRIS provides audio description upon request at the 10:45 AM performance. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.
BWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Shows & Performances of the Past 10 Years
by Peter Nason - Dec 21, 2019
25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the spring of 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Now in its seventh year, the annual An Evening on the Stage gala dinner will honor philanthropists Carol and Dixon Doll on Wednesday, December 4, at 6 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 2020 Winter/Spring classes which include new options for adults and teens. To sign up please log on to baystreet.org/education or call Allen O'Reilly, Bay Street Theater's Director of Education and Community Outreach at 631-725-0818 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSO Announces Soundtracks Talk SCHEHERAZADE AND TALES FROM THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS With Maria LoBiondo
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
On Wednesday, January 15 at 7 pm, hear the fascinating story of Scheherazade and her tales from The Thousand and One Nights (the Arabian Nights) at the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Soundtracks event featuring local, professional storyteller Maria LoBiondo. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the free event is designed to be of interest to adult audiences and takes place in the library's Community Room. There will be a brief question and answer period following the presentation.
by Brooke Yunis - Dec 15, 2019
The costume designer of Netflix's The Knight Before Christmas, Barbara Gregusova, gives us an inside look at the making of the costumes for the film.
by Michael Quintos - Dec 14, 2019
The family-friendly fun of Lythgoe Family Productions' annual holiday British Panto returns to the Laguna Playhouse, this time with the reimagined Yuletide re-telling of PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS, which continues through December 29, 2019 in the city of Laguna Beach. Overall, the show is an amusing, energetic Panto, though admittedly not as over-the-top as the two previous holiday Panto's that I have seen staged here. Still, the show had me smiling the whole time, and it's safe to say that you and your family will like sharing the experience, too.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
NOW Ensemble's Spare the Rod! out everywhere today! Get the EP on any of your favorite digital platforms, like Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Each year, in the decade since the Lythgoe Family first introduced Panto to American audiences, stars of TV, film and Broadway come together at the holidays-many returning year after year-to perform alongside local talent in cities across the U.S. This year's offerings include the beloved tales of Snow White, Aladdin and Peter Pan, featuring Richard Karn, Garrett Clayton, Neil Patrick Harris and many others. Past productions have featured the star power of Ariana Grande, Jordan Fisher, Morgan Fairchild, Lucy Lawless, John O'Hurley, Tamyra Gray and Alex Newell, among others.
BWW Review: Sit Back in Your Own Little Chair at RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA with Footlite Musicals
by The Marriage Matinee - Dec 1, 2019
Childhood is tied up with memories of favorite fairy tales and the dreams they inspired, which is part of what makes this musical so beloved. Everyone enjoys a chance to be pulled into a fantasy where magic is real and wishes are granted. This production has dashes of whimsy and romance that are sure to enchant children and adults alike into the fairy tale world of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA.