Fly

Two major Tony Award-winning Broadway veterans team up with two of the most exciting writers in American theatre today to bring a cherished tale into the present. Wendy's life is about to change forever when she meets a boy named Peter, a pirate named Hook, and a beguiling, beautiful Crocodile, who's much more than meets the eye. In this thrilling, funny, dangerous look at J.M. Barrie's novel Peter Pan, a whole new Neverland comes to life. Fly will take audiences on an adventure propelled by a powerful and percussive score, dynamic choreography and aerial acrobatics.

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La Jolla Playhouse

(La Jolla, CA, )
La Jolla Village Drive & Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA,
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
In the world premiere of 'Lipstick Lobotomy,' John F. Kennedy's little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright's Great Aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood in this incisive comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
La Jolla Playhouse has announced the complete cast and creative team for its upcoming musical Fly, based on the J.M. Barrie novel Peter and Wendy, with book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Playhouse's Guards at the Taj, Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo); music by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Bill Sherman (music director for Sesame Street; orchestrator for In the Heights); lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin) and Rajiv Joseph, direction by multiple Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton, Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights), and co-choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bandstand) and Stephanie Klemons (In the Heights). Fly will run February 18 - March 29 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Science will take center stage in the Con Edison Second Saturday Science! Workshops at the Staten Island Children's Museum.
by Alyson Eng - Jan 9, 2020
With a New Year comes another great year of theatre in Vancouver! Starting off 2020, the 16th year of the annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival will take off from January 21st to February 9th. It will be taking place at many different venues across the Vancouver area and will feature 27 works from 24 companies from 9 countries. The festival focuses on inspiring risk-takers and creators looking to strengthen their interests with the modern world. The PuSh Festival will spark deep conversation about politics and artistry that will leave you wanting more! The following is a list of the top 5 shows I am most interested in for this festival!
by Jade Kops - Jan 9, 2020
FRONTERA is the latest work by ANIMALS OF DISTINCTION (AOD), part of SYD FEST 2020 program. AOD is Dana Gingras' dance company that presents multimedia works with a strong aesthetic .
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
2019 was a busy year for German sound artist and producer Marc Richter. Following the release of two critically acclaimed albums under his Black To Comm moniker, Seven Horses For Seven Kings and it's companion piece Before After, touring with The Body and working on new sound art commissions, Richter has now announced more European dates for early 2020, including a headline show at London's Cafe Oto, and a run of dates with Fly Pan Am. Striking a delicate balance between composition and improvisation, Richter's live shows see the producer improvising around elements of his recorded material, twisting haunted samples and bristling electronics into surprising new shapes. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The cast has been announced for the hard-hitting production For the Sake of Argument, which explores the dangerous power of language after a journalist's words inspire a young man to enlist in the army. Georgie Farmer (Ready Player One, Warner Brothers; Mowgli, Netflix; Treadstone, USA Network) joins the cast as Mark Bradley, alongside Greg Snowden (Emmerdale, Coronation Street, ITV; My Mind is Free, Rah Rah Theatre Company) as Nelson Walsh.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Every February for the past three years, JAG Productions has invited African-American theatre artists to spend a week in White River Junction, Vermont to further the development of a new play or solo performance. Over the course of the one-week residency, three to five projects receive an intensive workshop, constructive feedback, and a staged reading for the public at Briggs Opera House. This year we are excited to announce a new partnership with the Hopkins Center for the Arts, where we will be concluding our festival with our final reading at the Bentley Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
ABC today announced that the network will debut its latest live musical event this fall with “Young Frankenstein Live!” (working title), produced by the legendary director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer, Mel Brooks. The announcement comes on the heels of the network's most recent hit musical spectacular, “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!,” which marked the most-watched made-for-TV musical on any network in nearly four years and ranked as the week's No. 1 entertainment show.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Wild Swan Theater Continues its 40th Season with UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY in celebration of Black History Month. This delightful collection of African tales was created for children ages 3 through 9. These humorous tales, including, 'Why the Sky is Far Away' and 'The Talking Vegetables,' will be performed through storytelling, acting, and drumming.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Flashback to 1966 Las Vegas & join powerhouse vocalist Chris Pinnella along with his 14-Piece Big Band as they perform the iconic live album 'Sinatra at the Sands' from beginning to end.  Featuring the Quincy Jones & Count Basie arrangements as heard on the album with musical direction by jazz bassist Gary Mazzaroppi (Stan Getz, Buddy Rich, Les Paul).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
An essential fixture of Sydney's summer calendar, Sydney Festival today embarks on three weeks of theatre, music, dance, family-friendly and free events that transform the city in a diverse celebration of culture, country and coming together.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The JCCSF welcomes the new year and the next decade with a collection of Arts & Ideas events for 2020, including the Bay area premier of a?oeLove Heals All Woundsa?? with Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, a special Mother's Day program with Alice Waters and Fanny Singer, and the return of Giants of Jazz on Film series with Mark Cantor.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Bridewell Theatre presents For the Sake of Argument. For the Sake of Argument follows the story of Eleanor Hickock, a passionate and argumentative polemical journalist who becomes the Iraq War's chief evangelist. This hard-hitting production interrogates the power and danger of language, as one journalist's words send a young man to enlist for the frontline.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Unicorn Theatre's Associate Director Rachel Bagshaw directs Emily Burnett, James Russell-Morley and Akshay Sharan in the UK premiere of The Bee In Me.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2019/20 Season with Stick Fly, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by WT Resident Director Ron OJ Parson. Stick Fly runs February 5, 2020 a?" March 15, 2020 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Billy Porter was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about the new movie he stars in, Like a Boss. During the interview, Porter reviews some of his showstopping red carpet looks and talks about hanging out with the cast from Like a Boss and going to a male strip club with Tiffany Haddish.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Musical legends Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox / Dave Stewart p/k/a Eurythmics, Ernie Isley / Marvin Isley / O'Kelly Isley / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley / Chris Jasper p/k/a The Isley Brothers, Steve Miller, Chad Hugo / Pharrell Williams p/k/a The Neptunes, Rick Nowels and William “Mickey” Stevenson will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization's 51st Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, 'Vision of Love,”  “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Shout,” “The Joker,” “Hollaback Girl,” “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and “Dancing In The Street.” The star-studded induction event is slated for Thursday, June 11th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Lou Brutus is a music industry legend and one of the planet's ultimate music fans. He lives the dream of millions by traveling the earth, attending concerts, and interviewing rock stars. He has spent his life blasting tunes on the radio, becoming the first to play all of your favorite bands and gaining access to literally thousands of music events.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
B Street Theatre is taking to the skies in 2020. Our first production in the Family Friendly Theatre series is Ride Sally Ride: The Story of Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theatre and a National Historic Landmark, is pleased to announce its knockout 212th season of live entertainment and its 38th season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company. The line-up includes three stunning musicals, a hilarious supernatural comedy by Noël Coward, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic. As a self-producing regional theatre, the Walnut has become not only the most popular theatre company in Philadelphia, but also the most subscribed theatre company in the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
SystemsLAB:Mixed Bill presents an evening of thought-provoking, exciting performance art with four powerful short pieces of dance/theatre originally curated by Freddie Opoku-Addaie for Dance Umbrella 2019. Featuring a cast of compelling creators/performers, each piece presents a view of society through the lens of personal experience and assured stagecraft.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Missy Elliott has announced today's premiere of the official companion video for “Why I Still Love You.” The new clip takes us on a journey in time as we see Missy and The Dripdemeanors performing throughout various decades. Missy even flexes her acting chops. Singer Monica, makes a cameo. “Why I Still Love You” is streaming now at the official Missy Elliott YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Baltimore's favorite annual award-winning tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a Valentine's Day twist like you've never seen before and with local star Timoth David Copney as Dr. Frank 'N' Furter! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage - complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props! In this live stage musical best known for the 1980's cult film, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.' Bring your sweetheart (or sweethearts!) to this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic thriller, now more daring and outrageous than ever!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by Harker Jones - Jan 15, 2020
BWW Review: @ROCKOFAGESHollywood Tries to Rock Hollywood at the Bourbon Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Twenty years ago, Choreographer and Artistic Director Julie Ludwick teamed up with dancer and Assistant Director Janet Aisawa to found Fly-by-Night Dance Theater, Inc., a Modern Dance company that embraces low-flying Aerial Dance. Together they have created a repertory based on the philosophies of Joan Skinner and Robert Davidson that has expanded the expressive possibilities of Aerial Dance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Huntington Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere family comedy, Our Daughters, Like Pillars. Obie Award-winning playwright and Boston native Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish, Milk Like Sugar at the Huntington) joins forces with director Kimberly Senior (Sweat and The Niceties at the Huntington; Disgraced on Broadway) to tell the funny and moving story of one whirlwind weekend in the life of a contemporary black American family. Our Daughters, Like Pillars begins performances at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street, Boston) on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will run through Sunday, April 19, 2020. The official press opening night is Wednesday, April 1. Tickets are now available.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Droopy Drawers Jr, a/k/a Tim Mabe, will join long time Branson favorites and sisters, Tammy & Tonya Bilyeu, on stage at the Grand Country Music Hall in two shows - Ozarks Country and Ozarks Gospel. Both shows are on Sundays with the Ozarks Gospel Show at 2:00 PM and the Ozarks Country Show at 7:00 pm beginning March 1, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Currently, Stu Larsen has no fixed residence...all he owns is a suitcase. You can find him in his native Australia, in Spain, Japan or South America before he picks up and leaves for his new destination. The Queensland, Australia-born singer, songwriter, and narrator packed up his life in a suitcase and circled the globe on a near twelve-year and five-continent international trip, as chronicled in photography, music and his latest full-length Marigold (out April 3 via Nettwerk Records).
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020
Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe nominated artist Matthew Morrison has partnered with Disney Music to release a fresh contemporary take on some of his favorite iconic Disney songs. 'Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison' will feature material from beloved Disney classics such as Aladdin, Toy Story, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tarzan and more. The full album will be released on March 6, but you can check out the first single, 'Go the Distance' from Hercules, in the music video below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for Lydia R. Diamond's new play, Toni Stone.
by Courtney Savoia - Jan 14, 2020
Ghostlight Records recently recorded a new cast album of Cole Porter's 1930 musical The New Yorkers, based on the 2017 production from New York City Center Encores! Inspired by legendary cartoonist, Peter Arno's work for The New Yorker, this upbeat and dazzling soundtrack captures the hustling energy of New York, from the second you press play. The listener then has the opportunity to bask in the hilarity, romance, wit, and admiration used to express affection for a city celebrated by its unique cast of characters.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Ambient rockers Haunt The Woods have shared the video for their new single, 'Supernova', the latest track to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Opaque, out on February 28th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Kids of all ages will see democracy in action during the Walnut Street Theatre for Kids (WST for Kids) musical production of GRACE FOR PRESIDENT. From February 1 - 9, see the popular children's book about a school's mock election come to life on the historic Walnut stage!
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
The Recording Academy® welcomes the newest inductions to its distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®, continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings. This year's additions recognize a diverse range of both single and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed each year by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 26 new titles, the Hall, now in its 47th year, currently totals 1,114 recordings. The 2020 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductions are available to stream via a playlist here.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Performances begin this Saturday, January 18, as The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Greater Boston Stage Company is proud to announce the World Premiere Dance Event Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet, created and composed by renowned jazz musician and composer Steve Bass. Choreographed and staged by GBSC Associate Artistic Director and multiple IRNE and Elliot Norton Award Winner Ilyse Robbins, Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet is inspired by and loosely based on Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, Swan Lake.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
After a decade in which it was repeatedly took home Carbonell Awards for Theatrical Excellence (and nabbed over 70 nominations), Slow Burn Theatre Company announces its most ambitious season to date as it promises to deliver its acclaimed brand of directorial creativity to five large-scale Broadway blockbusters. So get ready to drop everything, kick up your heels and experience a knock 'em dead season that's practically perfect in every way.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 13, 2020
Playwright Robert Harling based the STEEL MAGNOLIAS story on his experience with the death of his diabetic sister. As her best friend and closest sibling, Harling found it difficult to cope with losing her, and his friends advised him to write about his feelings as a coping method. What began as a short story then evolved into a full-length play due to the complexity of the relationships and emotions that existed among the female characters who are a?oeas delicate as magnolias but as tough as steela?? who utilize humor and lighthearted conversations to cope with the seriousness of life's underlying situations.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Congo Square Theatre Company, well known for its powerful portrayal of African American classics and gripping new works, commemorates its 20th Anniversary season with a rare production of the 1965 satirical fantasy Day of Absence at the Richard Christiansen Theatre (housed inside Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.), February 27-March 22, 2020. The official opening night is Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Frantic Assembly have today released rehearsal images for I Think We Are Alone a major new play by Sally Abbott (The Coroner, Vera), co-directed by Kathy Burke (Lady Windermere's Fan, The Retreat) and Scott Graham (Fatherland, Things I Know to be True).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Desi Oakley is set to make her West End debut in Waitress this weekend, after the three cast members who play Jenna have fallen ill.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Triple-threat singer/pianist/songwriter Tony DeSare takes on the legend of a?oeOl' Blue Eyesa?? himself in an outstanding, critically acclaimed tribute to the great Frank Sinatra that includes a?oeCome Fly with Me,a?? a?oeI've Got the World On a String,a?? a?oeIt Was A Very Good Year,a?? a?oeOne for My Baby,a?? a?oeThe Summer Wind,a?? a?oeI Get A Kick Out of You,a?? a?oeNight and Day,a?? a?oeNew York, New York,a?? a?oeMy Way,a?? and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Several new shows coming to The Oncenter this spring! See below for details: 
by Steve Callahan - Jan 13, 2020
1870: Eliza Haycraft, the reigning Madam of St. Louis brothels fights the powers that be in a bright new musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
Peter Pan is set to fly to the small screen! According to TV Guide, Syfy has announced that is is developing an all new Peter Pan spinoff series. League of Pan is a limited series that will feature Wendy Darling and the Lost Boys, 10 years after the events of the original Peter Pan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg and The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville have joined forces to co-present MARIE & ROSETTA opening January 18 and closing February 16. freeFall will then transfer the production to The Hippodrome for performances at their venue opening on February 28 and running through March 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has announced a series of events for a colorful and vibrant special Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday and Sunday, January 25, 26, 2020 beginning at 2pm.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
SOFI TUKKER are kicking off 2020 by sharing a new version of their single “Swing” from their Dancing On the People EP which features Australian rapper Allday. The MC, who has had a string of three top ten albums in his native Australia, brings an escalating flow on the verge of combusting over the song's dramatic strings and ominous chant adapted from Brazilian poet Chacal.