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BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Chapel Off Chapel
by Victoria Beal - Jun 8, 2017

Based on the 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind and winning 8 Tony Awards in 2007, Spring Awakening is one of those rare musicals to have attained something of a cult status - the kind of show that people will claim changed their lives forever. (more...)

BWW Review: DAYS OF ATONEMENT: The Strength of Sisterhood
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 6, 2017

Israeli Stage presents the North American premiere production of Hanna Azoulay-Hasfari's DAYS OF ATONEMENT, a dramatic exploration of the Moroccan-Israeli immigrant experience through the eyes of four estranged sisters who reunite when their mother goes missing on the eve of Yom Kippur. Producing Artistic Director Guy Ben-Aharon directs the stripped-down staging featuring a quartet of strong, complex performances from Jackie Davis, Adrianne Krstansky, Ramona Lisa Alexander, and Dana Stern. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Yodel, the Cry, the Catch, the Growl - Christine Mild Brings Patsy Cline to Life
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 6, 2017

'It's all in the way she placed her voice. I like to call it the Kermit the Frog place - the soft palate at the back of the throat, and that's what activates the yodel, the catch, the cry, the growl which are the iconic hallmarks of her singing. Patsy Cline wasn't really a technical singer; this all just came naturally to her, but for me as an actress and technical singer who has to do the show eight times a week, I have to make sure I am singing in a healthy, safe way and understand how to make that happen. So if I place the voice right - if I place it in the 'Patsy place'- it all happens without trying.' (more...)

54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

This July, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Nancy Anderson Joins Cast of NYMF's FOURTH MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Fresh off the triumphant run of Sunset Boulevard, NANCY ANDERSON will play the role of world-famous spiritual teacher Mama Sid in New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions' East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, returns to Manchester Palace Theatre in August to complete its national tour. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh, Celia Mei Rubin, and More Announced for 9th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm.  (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Of Country Music Legends, Children's Theatre, and Community: MSMT Opens A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 16, 2017

'We wanted to go big and grand. We knew we had Christine [Mild] with her powerhouse performance and Charis [Leos] so we wanted to play it large and create an environment that would support them. The production concept we came up with turned out to be a wonderful envelope to wrap around the show and the entire staging fell into place.' Co-director/choreographer Marc Robin was talking about his and Curt Dale Clark's vision for their new staging of Always, Patsy Cline, which opened Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season on June 7th. Robin was part of a panel that also featured Patsy star Christine Mild and stand-by Heidi Kettenring, MSMT Charge Scenic Artist Sean Cox, and MSMT Board Vice President Kristine Ganong. The discussion on June 14th, moderated by Broadway World Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold was the first in the now four-year-old summer series of free public forums, A Peek Behind the Curtain, held at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The series, designed to give theatre-goers insight into the creative processes of producing each of the summer main stage shows, featured a lively and far-reaching conversation about Patsy Cline, MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences program, and the theatre's burgeoning role in the community. (more...)

Shaunice Alexander Joins 'WOMEN OF THE WINGS' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers on August 4th at 9:30pm. Shaunice Alexander, who has just joined the lineup, is a singer, actor, dancer and native New Yorker who was most recently the Sarah / Sarah's Friend cover in Park Playhouse's production of production of Ragtime.  (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana Bean
by West of Broadway - Jun 14, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott speak with the amazing Shoshana Bean. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in WICKED. Most recently she appeared as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL and in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical BEACHES as CeeCee Bloom, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical. (more...)

BWW Review: THE INFINITY BAG by DASH DOT - The Ultimate All-Inclusive Bag to Empower Active Women
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 12, 2017

You've been there. With great intentions, you wake up at 5am, pack up your purse, gym bag, laptop case, grab your lunch bag, and, juggling all with cell phone in hand and yoga mat unrolling under your arm, you valiantly head out the door to work out. I mean, you ARE Superwoman, right? Then after achieving your 10,000 steps and 700 calories burned by 7am, you dig ferociously through your bag to search for your deodorant, throw in your dirty shoes and smelly, sweaty clothes, and rummage for your keys as you run to your car or grab a train with all your bags hanging around your neck and shoulders, hoping you didn't forget anything. (more...)

BWW Review: THE UGLY ONE, Park Theatre
by Alistair Wilkinson - Jun 10, 2017

What is the purpose of life? Is it to climb to the top? In theory, a person's success should be a product of their hard work, talent and ambition. (more...)

Universal Studios Hollywood Welcomes New Jail & Tourist Minions Inspired by DESPICABLE ME 3
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Leaping from the silver screen to Universal Studios Hollywood, four Minions and Dru, Gru's long lost-twin brother, have made their way to the Entertainment Capital of L.A. this summer. (more...)

Seamus Dever, Jane Kaczmarek, Marsha Mason and More Set for LATW's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

On the docket for L.A. Theatre Works in 2017-18: a season of seven audio theater productions, including an original commission of a 19th century novel about Zionism, a new docudrama about the BP oil spill, two recent Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, the revival of a cautionary tale against fascism, a romantic comedy, and a tribute to I Love Lucy - each featuring a star-studded cast. In addition, LATW will honor Woman in Gold attorney E. Randol Schoenberg and launch the company's 14th national tour. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Launches PledgeMusic Campaign For Her New Album!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 5, 2017

Broadway favorite Shoshana Bean has launched a PledgeMusic Campaign to raise money for the release of her fourth studio album, with 5% of the money raised going to Education Through Music Los Angeles. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to present Kate Hamill's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Synchronicity Theatre will open its 20th season with Kate Hamill's playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Sense and Sensibility. The story follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Performances will run September 22, 2017 to October 15, 2017. For tickets or more information, please visit synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636. (more...)

FSLC Announces Jane Campion's Own Stories This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Jane Campion's Own Stories, a retrospective of the groundbreaking filmmaker's rich and revelatory body of work, September 8-17. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Debut of the Month Flashback - Where Are They Now?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2017

Today, BWW looks back on some of those fresh-faced, up-and-comers and finds out, 'Where are they now?' (Not surprisingly, they've done quite well for themselves!) (more...)

APRA AMCOS Announce Professional Development Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

40 Australian songwriters and composers across the categories of Popular Contemporary, Classical, Jazz, Film & Television, Country, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander andDance/Electronic have today been announced as finalists in the 2017 APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (PDAs). (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

BIGSOUND Festival Announces Second Artist Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

BIGSOUND Festival have dropped the mic today on an undeniable second announcement, filling an epic four-night adventure of sound and setting yet another benchmark for new live music discovery in Australia. Proving that Australia's underground is a wide, diverse pool of talent and innovation, this year's line-up is a cross-genre triumph for anyone wanting to get excited about all that's great about tomorrow's music scene.  (more...)

APRA AMCOS Announce 2017 Professional Development Awards Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

???????APRA AMCOS has announced the winning Australian songwriters and composers in the 2017 APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (PDAs). (more...)

BWW Review:Broadway's James Snyder Performs Engaging SOLILOQUY
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2017

Actor/singer James Snyder premiered his touring cabaret show Soliloquy at the Catalina Jazz Club under the prolific banner Chris Isaacson Presents Thursday July 20. Snyder is one of those handsome Broadway leading men whose magnetic appeal is greatly assisted not only by boyish charm but more importantly by an infectiously off beat sense of humor, unpredictability...and... he has one of the most beautifully powerhouse tenor/baritone voices onstage anywhere. I can only think of one or two others who fill the bill as completely well as Snyder. (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green Joins TIM REALBUTO & FRIENDS SING JEANINE TESORI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Jenna Leigh Green is most known to television audiences as Sabrina Spellman's nemesis Libby Chessler on three seasons of the hit ABC sitcom 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.' She played the role of Heather in the Touchstone Pictures release 'You Again' opposite Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White. Ms. Green also recently appeared opposite James Franco in the film 'I Am Michael.' (more...)

Hardscrabble Theater Comes to Farmingdale's Cultural Arts Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Hardscrabble Theater is proud to announce that it will be taking part in the Village of Farmingdale's Cultural Arts Festival this year. We will be presenting a recreation of a live radio comedy from the 1940's: Fanny Brice's 'Baby Snooks and Daddy: The Ugly Duckling'. (more...)

Van Gogh, Mary Shelley and Tchaikovsky Highlight Ensemble for the Romantic Century's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that the 2017-18 season, ERC's 17th, will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues), beginning August 10th with Van Gogh's Ear. Opening Night is set for August 17th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through September 10th only. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Moonlight Stage Productions continues its 37th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterful homage to the golden age of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Aug. 16 - Sept. 2, at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Capturing Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the show is based on Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film noir which featured such highly quoted lines as "I am big. It's the pictures that got small" and "I'm ready for my close up." Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Eleanor Reissa and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Joins BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL to Celebrate Four Years in Atlantic City with Superstar Theater Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

"My Big Gay Italian Funeral" which originally opened its doors in 2013 at the St. Luke's Theater Off-Broadway, will celebrate its fourth year with a one night only performance in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino on July 28th at 9pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 5, 2017
by - Aug 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

With one week left until The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. Taking place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017, The Festival of New Musicals provides an essential platform for writers to incorporate a key component of live theatre - the audience. Each new musical will be rehearsed during the week, then present to the audience in staged reading format, performed in full using scripts. (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...)

Gene Kelly & More Featured on 'Judy Garland: Classic Duets'; Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

JSP Records is proud to announce the release on August 4, 2017 of JUDY GARLAND: CLASSIC DUETS, a 4-CD 109-track set produced by John Stedman that will include 15 tracks never previously issued on CD. (more...)

WCPE FM Honors Women's Equality Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

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Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater to Present Am Hayam Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to present six nights of engaging film August 29 - September 13, at the theater's first Am HaYam Jewish Film Festival. (more...)

Casting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Review: LADY LEAR at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Aug 15, 2017

Lady in the StormThis week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare's 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of the oldest ballet companies in the country - a fine pairing. (more...)

BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In case you weren't excited enough for your yearly live music pilgrimage to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct for a sensory overload of music, BIGSOUND Festival has shown all its cards, dropping all the tools you need today to choose your own sonic adventure.  (more...)

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Returns To Delray Beach In January
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (PBPF), today announced that the 14th annual festival is returning to Old School Square for six days, January 15-20, 2018. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall, (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

Pink Martini, Abba Mania, Les Ballets Trockedero and More Coming to King Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Ten new shows have just been announced at the King Center for the Performing Arts, including Decades Rewind, Pink Martini, Take Me to the River, Martin Sexton, Abba Mania, Daniel O'Donnell, Yamato, Stayin Alive, Les Ballets Trockedero, and Howie Mandel. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Announces Cast for THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., January 6 - February 17, 2018.  Developed in 2011 through BWBTC's Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Violence Designer Gaby Labotka with Assistant Violence Designer Almanya Narula. (more...)

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