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by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith has announced its 2023 season! Learn more about the highlights here!
by Jim Munson - Mar 9, 2023
BroadwayWorld speaks with acclaimed actor Greta Oglesby about playing a civil rights icon in Cheryl L. West's 'Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer' running at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through April 2.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2023
Get a first look at Killing the Cat, opening tonight at Riverside Studios. Performances run 17 March - 22 April. Check out the photos here!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2023
From Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29, 2023, the New York Philharmonic will present its first-ever performance of a full orchestral work by New York-based, Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri at the Wu Tsai Theater in David Geffen Hall.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2023
Royal & Derngate, Northampton, has just announced the appointment of Jesse Jones as its new Artistic Director. In an exciting period of renewal for the venue, the theatre has also appointed to a new role, Deputy CEO (Producing and Programming), which sees Holly Gladwell join Jesse and Chief Executive Jo Gordon, as part of the leadership team. 
by Team BWW - Mar 11, 2023
What exactly about Parade's story is so controversial? If you are already a fan and want to learn more about the true story on which the show is based, we've gathered some of the best content devoted to the murder of Mary Phagan and the case of Leo Frank.
by Michael Major - Mar 10, 2023
2x GRAMMY-nominated band Rival Sons have shared a new single - “Bird In The Hand” - which is available now on all streaming platforms. It stands out as the latest anthem to be unveiled from the group’s anxiously awaited new full-length album, DARKFIGHTER.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2023
An all new video has been released of Molly Lynch singing the haunting song 'ALL THE DEAD POETS' from the world première of major new musical Killing The Cat, accompanied by Musical Director Billy Bullivant.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 6, 2023
The new monthly series at 54 Below is the dance party everyone is going to want to go to.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023
Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See February's lineup and learn how to purchase tickets!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2023
As part of their 50th Anniversary Season in Barboursville, Four County Players is proud to present the world premiere of SPRING BREAK by Joe Calarco, opening February 3 in the Cellar.
by Analisa Swerczek - Jan 3, 2023
I grew up in a musical family. My grandmother was my piano teacher and she actually lived with us pretty much my whole life until I moved to Nashville. I remember going to Davidson's Record Shop in Huntington, West Virginia and getting the the single to Let It Be and I Want to Hold Your Hand by the Beatles.
by Hayley Westwood - Jan 26, 2023
What did our critic think of JESSICA VOSK LEAVES AUDIENCE BEGGING FOR MORE - TWICE at Noorda Center For The Performing Arts?
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2023
The final cast has been announced to join Madalena Alberto and Tim Rogers in the world première of the musical 'Killing The Cat'.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 25, 2023
Micah-Shane Brewer today has been promoted to the role of artistic director for Nashville Repertory Theatre. The fifth artistic director in the company’s 38-year history, Brewer previously has served as producer for the company.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2023
Rich Engler Presents has announced the return of KANSAS 50th Anniversary Tour – Another Fork in the Road live at The Benedum Center on Friday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh is the first night of their tour.
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023
Inspired by similar artists like Rufus Du Sol and Hayden James – the latter of whom helped Cadence polish the track’s final details – “Be What I Need” shows Cadence coming into his own as a songwriter, primed with real potential for crossover outside of the dance music space.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2023
Musical Theatre stars Madalena Alberto and Tim Rogers are to star in the world première of the musical 'Killing The Cat'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023
Riverside Studios has announced final details for the full spring season, including theatre, cinema, exhibitions and spoken word, alongside a full programme of community events.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2023
Letters From Home manifests the deep connection between father and daughter.  Part of Kalean Ung is awakened when she discovers letters written to her father, Chinary Ung, from their relatives during the Cambodian Genocide. As she digs into the letters, she discovers more and more about  the process of intergenerational healing, incorporating her history as an actor with her newly learned lineage. Both devastating and humorous, Letters From Home reminds audiences that life is painful and lucky all at once. Through mystery, myth, and unbreakable bonds, Kalean is transformed by this poignant and personal journey. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2023
DreamWorks Theatricals and Music Theatre International, in partnership with NBCUniversal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion team, have announced the participants for the DreamWorks Theatricals/MTI Emerging Writers Program.
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2023
A play can't get much closer to its origins than Karen Zacarias' 'Jardín salvaje (Native Gardens)' that opened at the GALA Hispanic Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2023
Five wildly diverse short plays will share the stage for four eclectic performances when the USC Dept. of Theatre and Dance presents the 10 Minute Play Festival, February 23-26 at the Lab Theatre.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 7, 2023
Scott Coulter's Spot-On Entertainment has teamed up with 54 Below to return the Studio 54 Basement to the old days.
by Michael Major - Feb 7, 2023
DRAIN will release their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘LIVING PROOF.’ Produced by longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Young (God’s Hate, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Koyo), this is for anyone looking for some good, friendly, hardcore fun.
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 4, 2023
Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 
by Michael Major - Feb 28, 2023
Whitehorse’s Declan O’Donovan shares the live performance video of his latest single, “Many Years From Now”, taken from his forthcoming album Amok which is set for release in April. Declan sets off on tour this Wednesday, March 1st with the first night of his month-long residency at Cameron House, Toronto.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2023
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced Its Autumn/Winter 2023-24 season. Learn more about the full lineup here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2023
Read BroadwayWorld's latest Debut of the Month interview, featuring West End and television star Melanie La Barrie, who is currently making her Broadway debut as Nurse in & Juliet!
by Alexander Cohen - Feb 2, 2023
The production's grim emphasis on male violence towards women gives it an eerie resonance.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2023
With rehearsals starting next week for the first major London revival of Dario Fo and Franco Rame’s riotous Accidental Death of an Anarchist in 20 years, in a new adaptation by comedian, writer, and actor Tom Basden (BB1 Here We Go and ITV’s Plebs), the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre release new images of Daniel Rigby as The Maniac.
by Roger Catlin - Feb 17, 2023
The star-crossed story of Romeo and Juliet has certainly kept is relevance in the 426 years since William Shakespeare premiered his enduring play. Endlessly reinterpreted on stage, screen and song ever since, its leading interpretation through dance came in the mid-20th century ballet from Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, whose other famed works included the ballet for 'Cinderella' and 'Peter and the Wolf.'
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 1, 2023
In just a few days, Birdland Jazz Club will welcome back Julie Benko - direct from Broadway's smash hit revival of Funny Girl - with her band 'Euphonic Gumbo'. BroadwayWorld is very excited to bring you an exclusive song from their last appearance at Birdland. Check out a video of 'Me, Myself, and I'.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2022
“Celebrate the Holidays with ATI” returns this season. The tradition continues at the elegant and beautiful Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2022
The Chabad of Wall Street and the Jewish Learning Experience are joining The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) for their annual Chanukah on Ice event at the Ice Rink at the Seaport on Sunday, December 18. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 2:30 - 5:00 pm, on Seaport Square, adjacent to Pier 17, located at 89 South Street, New York, NY.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2022
See photos of “A Christmas Carol the Musical” Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre.
by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2022
This season the show returns to Miami, where a new cast of 16 hopeful singles will meet and – over the course of 14 weekly episodes – interact, date, eliminate unfavorable prospects, and ultimately determine which are truly ready to love. 'Ready to Love' is Friday night's #1 original cable series among African-American women (18+) in 2022 to date.
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 4, 2022
The audience had one heckuva good time at the opening night of Desert Ensemble Theatre's (DET's) DO NOT REMOVE LABEL, a hilarious world-premiere farce that also includes serious elements and political satire. The play achieves a humor trifecta: Laughs from the clever script by DET's artistic director, Jerome Elliott Moskowitz; laughs from the great staging by director Michael Pacas; and laughs from the top-notch cast members' rubber facial expressions.
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 27, 2022
Dutch National Ballet will present the first night of the full-length ballet classic Swan Lake on Wednesday 22 March. In total, seventeen performances of the production will be given in the period from 22 March 2023 to 18 April 2023.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 23, 2022
Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson brings charm, some pals, and a beautiful concert to Carnegie Hall.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2022
The First Night of Funny, the annual New Years' Eve stand-up comedy event that has long been a tradition for comedy fans is BACK!
by Michael Major - Dec 19, 2022
Hanukkah on Rye, starring Jeremy Jordan is now streaming on Peacock. Joining Jordan in the film is Yael Grobglas (“Jane the Virgin,” “The Selection”) and Grammy Awardwinner Lisa Loeb (“Robot Chicken”). The move to streaming comes as part of Peacock's new 'Holiday Hub' streaming destination. Watch sneak peek videos at the film now!
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 18, 2022
There is a great deal of enthusiastic singing and dancing by a large, energetic cast in Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) production of WHITE CHRISTMAS, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, and songs and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Daniela Ryan directed this production, which features two choreographers - Stacy Casaluci-Grenrock, assisted by teenaged veteran DTW member Violet Feath (who also serves as dance captain) for the tap numbers.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Dec 17, 2022
There’s not much to say about Wayne Ealing’s 2010 Nutcracker from English National Ballet that has not already been said. It’s left to the dancers to keep the production a lively Christmas treat, and fresh from Tamara Rojo’s departure as Artistic Director, how are the company shaping up? It’s all looking rather promising, actually … 
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022
Letters from Home premiers on the East Coast this January exclusively at MRT. Far from his native Cambodia, Chinary Ung studies music on scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music and later, Columbia University.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022
Listen to Jeremy Stolle discuss his fifteen years with The Phantom of the Opera on the Why I'll Never Make it podcast.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2022
The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the very first Emancipation Proclamation Concert with a free performance at the Historic Trinity Church in Boston's Copley Square.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2022
A Hanukkah Carol, or GELT TRIP! The Musical, an irreverent and heartfelt new musical comedy for all ages that puts a “kosher” spin on the Charles Dickens classic, will present an abridged concert version of the show on December 18 (the first night of Hanukkah), in New York City at The Green Room 42.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 12, 2022
You better watch out, you better not cry! The Divas of Drag Race and West End Stars from shows such as “Death Drop “, “Wicked” & “Book of Mormon”, Kitty Scott-Claus and Ella Vaday are coming to town with a festive frenzy like no other, Kitty & Ella’s Christmas Cracker UK tour. The pair will be making their way across the UK and Ireland throughout December to get merry and jingle those bells.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2022
Pittsburgh, put your plans on ice – literally – as the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomes you to the Cultural District for New Year's Eve with a one-of-a-kind Ice Maze to lead you into 2023.

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What productions of First Night have there been?
First Night has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1930.