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THE THREE MUSKETEERS Brings Fun for All to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Artistic director Bob Hupp makes his directorial debut as Syracuse Stage opens the 17/18 season with the swashbuckling adventure "The Three Musketeers". This action-packed adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic novel opens Friday, Sept. 22 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. There will be preview performances Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21.   (more...)

Auditions Announced for Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT at Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production of Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT (Or Holmes for the Holidays) on Monday, September 25th and Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00pm by appointment.  (more...)

MAC Seeks Submissions for 2017 Dottie Burman & John Wallowitch Songwriting Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Now through Sunday, Oct 1, 2017, the Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) is accepting submissions from songwriters near and far for the Dottie Burman Award and the John Wallowitch Award. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy Returns to BEAUTIFUL on Broadway; Kara Lindsay Joins the Cast Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Kara Lindsay, who mostly recently starred as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, will join the company of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, playing the role of Cynthia Weil from September 12 - December 31, 2017. (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation to Present Roberta Rust & Her Piano Proteges at CityPlace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation's popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return on Tuesday, September 19, with Roberta Rust & Her Piano Proteges from Lynn University's Conservatory of Music. The concert will be held at 7 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents USE IT OR LOSE IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to present USE IT OR LOSE IT: An Evening of Short Plays About Your Rights, original works inspired by contemporary and historic legal battles the ACLU has fought on behalf of Americans' rights and freedoms (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Weekend for BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are delighted to announce that individual tickets for the return of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (more...)

NEW WORK FOR GOLDBERG VARIATIONS to Make NY/NJ Debut with Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Peak Performances presents the New York / New Jersey Premiere of New Work for Goldberg Variations, a project it co-commissioned and developed, October 19-22 at the Alexander Kasser Theater, Peak's state-of-the-art home on the Montclair State University campus. (more...)

Dance for Life Raises $233,000 at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, welcomed nearly 2,300 guests at the 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago performance August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Approximately 600 guests attended a pre-performance gala reception at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue. From a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships and contributions, Dance for Life Chicago raised more than $233,000 to support Chicago Dancers United's The Dancers' Fund, which provides assistance to members of the dance community coping with critical health and life issues, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre presents David Mamet's OLEANNA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Oleanna, October 14-November 5, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $35-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Oleanna are also available. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to San Jose This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its San Jose premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) November 14 19, 2017. (more...)

American Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special Salon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

American Lyric Theater presents The New Crew, a salon including performances by and discussions with American Lyric Theater's newest Resident Artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Harriet Thorpe is to Star as The Princess Margaret in A PRINCESS UNDONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone. But HRH The Princess Margaret has a final chance to be of service. (more...)

Willie Watson's 'Folksinger Vol. 2' Out Today; Fall Tour Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Willie Watson's highly anticipated new solo album, Folksinger Vol. 2, is out today on Acony Records (listen or purchase here). (more...)

Utah Symphony's Opening Masterworks Concerts feature Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Dvorak
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Utah Symphony opens its 2017-18 Masterworks season with Music Director Thierry Fischer as he leads the orchestra from the podium at Abravanel Hall in performances of Beethoven's Violin Concerto on September 15 and 16, and Dvo? k and the start of a cycle of all five symphonies by Camille Saint-Sa ns the following weekend on September 22 and 23. Tickets are priced from $32 to $77 and can be purchased at http://www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2017-18 season with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Jean Randich will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 5th through October 15 th, 2017. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Touch Sensitive's Debut Album 'Visions' out Now on Future Classic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Acclaimed Australian producer Touch Sensitive's highly-anticipated debut album, Visions, is out now via Future Classic listen here. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson, Claybourne Elder & Ruthie Ann Miles to Star in Reading of New EMMA Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Producer Ben Toth has announced casting for an upcoming invitation-only reading of Emma, a new musical inspired by Jane Austen's classic novel, on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 at the Dodger Atelier. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Families Snap Up Tickets to THE GRUFFALO at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Tickets are selling fast for best-selling children's author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler's much-loved tale The Gruffalo (Macmillan Children's Books) live on stage at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from 15 26 November 2017. Direct from London's West End and Broadway, the new production for little ones tells the story of a mouse who heads off on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood. (more...)

RSC Launches Public Fundraising Campaign to Support the Redevelopment of its Costume Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare's Company's (RSC) Costume Workshop is the focus of a fundraising campaign launched today. (more...)

New Leads Make BEAUTIFUL Debut at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Sep 12, 2017

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly welcomes the national tour of the Tony- and Grammy-winning musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to Bass Performance Hall September 12-17, 2017. Tickets are $50-$148.50 and are on sale NOW. (more...)

Donna The Buffalo Unveils New Music Video and Fall, NYE & Winter Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Donna the Buffalo is delighted to release a music video for their original song Across The Way along with a slew of tour dates for this Fall and Winter! (more...)

Willie Watson's 'Folksinger Vol. 2' Now Streaming Exclusively at Folk Alley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Willie Watson's anticipated new solo album, Folksinger Vol. 2, is now streaming in full exclusively at Folk Alley. Listen HERE. (more...)

Live at Zedel Announces Autumn/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Live At Zedel, Soho's unique live entertainment concept at The Crazy Coqs, announces their Autumn/Winter season. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Announces New North American Tour Cast and Dates for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will welcome Sarah Bockel (Carole King), Andrew Brewer (Gerry Goffin), Sarah Goeke (Cynthia Weil) and Jacob Heimer (Barry Mann) beginning September 12 in Fort Worth, TX. (more...)

Garfield, Chicken Little, Acrobats and More Set for King Center's 2017-18 Theatre for Youth Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts Theatre for Youth Program has announced its 23rd season of excellent performing arts and educational theatre opportunities for children on the Space Coast. (more...)

To The Elephant & Unfolds Theatre Present Coriolanus this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Where does justice lie when a people rise up in democratic protest, but that protest becomes violent? (more...)

Cynthia Erivo to Play Singer in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Movie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

THE COLOR PURPLE Tony winner Cynthia Erivo has signed on for Drew Goddard's upcoming thriller BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Crowded Room Presents THE LISTENING ROOM at Gerry's Studio Space at Theatre Royal Stratford East
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Crowded Room return with the sold out, critically acclaimed verbatim play The Listening Room. (more...)

Monodrama MY LAI Comes to BAM Harvey Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

An evening-length sung monodrama, My Lai focuses on the  emotional toll of the infamous 1968 civilian massacre by US troops in Vietnam and the military's attempted cover up. (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces 10th Anniversary CLDP Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Casts Set for VILLAIN: DeBLANKS This Fall at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Upcoming casting has been announced for Brenda Braxton presents Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks, the uproarious improvisational comedy playing weekly at The Green Room 42 where 'Clue' meets adult 'Mad Libs' and audiences never see the same show twice. (more...)

ANASTASIA to Waltz Through Next July on Broadway; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets for Broadway's ANASTASIA through July 29, 2018. (more...)

Annette O'Toole-Led THE SHOW-OFF Headed Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Peccadillo Theater Company, the OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning company dedicated to the rediscovery of classic American theater, announces a revival of THE SHOW-OFF by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist George Kelly, starring Lucille Lortel Award-winner Annette O'Toole (Southern Comfort, Man from Nebraska, 'Smallville,' 'Halt and Catch Fire'). (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

JC FRIDAYS is Back with a Full Lineup on 9/8!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Fall is on its way, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 31 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, September 8, 2017. (more...)

Emma Palzere-Rae Chats AH, WILDERNESS! at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Emma Palzere-Rae is currently playing Essie Miller, a savvy wife and mother in a Connecticut town in 1906. She's a loving wife to Nat, a newspaper owner, an understanding sister to Sid, who has trouble keeping a job, and a concerned mother for her children, ages teenage on up. Emma herself lives in southeastern Connecticut with her husband and two sons. (more...)

2017 Amused Moose Comedy Award Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The 'ten best Fringe comedy shows by relatively unknown performers' have just been announced following a meeting of comedy movers-and-shakers. (more...)

Guest Blog: London Russian Ballet School's Harriet Pickering On Philanthropy
by Guest Blog: Harriet Pickering - Aug 17, 2017

What role does philanthropy play in the world of arts? (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)

Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Make Star-Studded London Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After three years of benefit performances in New York, Los Angeles and regional theaters, audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks is bringing its money-raising shenanigans to London in support of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD) on September 3rd. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: HARRIET KEMSLEY: BAD AT DOING, Just The Tonic
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 15, 2017

Multi award-winning stand-up and absolute mess Harriet Kemsley has survived another year and returns with her best show yet. (more...)

BWW Interview: Renown Actress of the Screen and Stage, Harriet Harris, On Arsenic and Old Lace and Letting Yourself Laugh
by Courtney Savoia - Aug 15, 2017

Renown actress of the screen and stage, Harriet Harris (Tony Award; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Bebe Glazer on the hit show, Frasier) joins Berkshire Theatre Group this summer in the classic Joseph Kesselring's play, Arsenic and Old Lace. A play that has gone down in history for its dark humor, Arsenic and Old Lace revolves around the crazy lives of the Brewster family. Harris plays one half of a dynamic sister duo, Abby Brewster, who believes that they are doing the population of lonely, old gentleman a service by offering them their arsenic-laced wine. These twisted acts of charity are just one example of the casual nature that the play presents when it comes to death and other taboo subjects that give audience members permission to laugh at its absurd nature. (more...)

LET'S DANCE BOSTON Returns to the Greenway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Is swing your thing?  Do the hallowed days of disco bring back memories?  Have you always wanted to learn how to Mambo? The Celebrity Series of Boston invites dancers of all ages and abilities to grab their dancing shoes and head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway September 13-17, 2017 for the return of Let's Dance Boston. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: NOTHING TO PERFORM, Cockpit Theatre
by Alistair Wilkinson - Aug 13, 2017

Recent graduates of the RADA/Birkbeck MA Text and Performance course have collaborated to create a story of dystopian abstraction; a tale of optimism that has the possibility to resonate with us all. Programmed as one of the pieces at this year's Camden Fringe, Nothing to Perform is a funny, blunt and unpredictable piece about three caretakers from the north-east of England who have written, rehearsed and produced a play that no one will ever see. (more...)

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