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Catalina Jazz Club Will Host California Jazz And Blues Museum Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Celebration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2018

1st Annual California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony Fundraiser and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Celebration Concert, a fundraiser for the Museum to develop their digital arts program, to introduce basic coding, Android development, organizational structures, basic computer competencies and create an interactive section in the Museum which will give visitors an open source digital portal to the vast historical collection of Jazz & Blues available at the Museum and throughout Los Angeles.  The museum's goal is to raise $25,000.00.  The purpose of the Inductee Ceremony is to recognize local, national and international Jazz & Blues legends for their contributions to the music industry. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY- Extended Through December 9
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2018

The Public Theater will begin previews for the North American premiere of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY on Tuesday, September 11 with a Free First Preview performance. This new musical was initially extended through Sunday, November 18, and has been extended an additional three weeks through Sunday, December 9 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Caitlin Houlahan, Colton Ryan & More in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at the Public Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Following a sold-out run at London's Old Vic and a West End transfer, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, from Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson and music icon Bob Dylan makes its North American premiere at The Public with an American cast this fall. Dylan's inimitable songbook is authentically transformed by McPherson into an achingly beautiful story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1934. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Will Roland, and More Among Initial Casting for Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced initial casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (more...)


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BWW Review: ATMTC Thrills with BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL
by Keith Tittermary - Sep 26, 2018

Fats Domino once sang, 'I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill.' He might have been channeling little Sal, the central character in Robert McCloskey's 1948 picture book, Blueberries for Sal. The book which in its almost 70 year existence, has been cited in many best of lists and was an award a Caldecott Honor in 1949. And finally, Adventure Theatre MTC has turned it into a delightful stage adaptation which is now playing through October 21, 2018 at Glen Echo Park. (more...)

The Guadalupe Dance Company & Mariachi Azteca de America Present First Friday Performances in the Guadalupe Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Guadalupe Dance Company launches its 2018/2019 Season by kicking-off a new series of First Friday performances. First Fridays serve to provide a vibrant cultural experience for locals and tourists alike. Each performance takes place in the historic Guadalupe Theater on the first Friday of every month starting with Celebrando Tradiciones on October 5, 2018, at 8:00pm. Each month will have a different theme; however, the core will be a professional folklorico dance showcase of various Mexican states including rarely performed regions accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de America who will provide live music throughout the entire show. (more...)

Tony-Nominee Bill Russell Directs New Play At Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Just in time for the 2018 World Series (teams to be determined later), Queens Theatre is proud to present the New York premiere of Leaving Brooklyn, Jeff Mandels' new play about family, love and baseball. (more...)

Illinois Statewide Arts Conference Begins 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council Agency are excited to announce the tenth One State Together in the Arts conference. Its title, Galesburg XCHANGE, reflects the host city's vibrant history as a transportation hub, as well as the role of arts and culture at the crossroads of the state's economy and social fabric. The conference coincides with state bicentennial celebrations across Illinois. (more...)

Lineup Announced for Latest Edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, September 17th   at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. (more...)

At This Performance... to Feature Understudies from COME FROM AWAY, BE MORE CHILL, and More, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, October 15th   at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. This edition celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the series.  (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Travel to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 4, 2018

Bruce moves out, Bob moves in! The New York Post's Michael Riedel is reporting that Conor McPherson's musical Girl From The North Country is currently making moves toward Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 28, 2018
by - Oct 28, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2018
by - Oct 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Beautifully Sung and Acted GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Matches Storytellers Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan
by Michael Dale - Oct 2, 2018

Do not expect a rousing 'Rainy Day Woman'/'Blowin' In The Wind'/'Mr. Tambourine Man' dance mega-mix.at the end of Girl from the North Country, playwright/director Conor McPherson's lovely, introspective drama that incorporates twenty selections from the extraordinary songbook of American folk legend Bob Dylan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 2, 2018

The Public Theater just opened the North American premiere of Girl from the North Country. Written and directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by music icon Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country weaves the music of our greatest poet-singer-songwriter into a piercing drama about home, heart, and the searching determination of the American soul. This new musical has been extended three times and will now run through Sunday, December 23. (more...)

Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce final casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS along with The Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30! a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MOTHER OF THE MAID, Starring Glenn Close
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2018

The Public Theater's Mother of the Maid, written by Emmy Award winner Jane Anderson, officially opened last night, October 17. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Matthew Penn, the riveting new play was initially extended through Sunday, December 2 and has been extended a final three weeks through Sunday, December 23. (more...)

John C. Hume & Mila Henry Return To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, proudly presents the highly-anticipated next installment of everyone's favorite holiday delight. After a three-year absence, John C. Hume, Mila Henry, and all of your favorite friends are back at it again. And this time, they are serving up their take on a perennial holiday classic.   (more...)

DeLallo Launches Cheese Board Gift Collections for the 2018 Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

National Italian foods brand, DeLallo, has everyone covered this holiday season with its generous lineup of gourmet gift collections. Featuring everything from Italian specialty sauces and pastas to oils, charcuterie and cheeseboard favorites, the Italian food and entertaining experts have hand-selected over 50 food gifts to spread the holiday cheer. (more...)

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends for Final Time Through December 23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Public Theater announced today a final two-week extension for the North American premiere of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh-In On GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at the Public Theater
by Review Roundups - Oct 1, 2018

The Public Theater presents the North American premiere of Girl from the North Country. Written and directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by music icon Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country weaves the music of our greatest poet-singer-songwriter into a piercing drama about home, heart, and the searching determination of the American soul. This new musical has been extended three times and will now run through Sunday, December 23. (more...)

Apollo's Fire Returns To New York This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Following its sold-out debut performance at Carnegie Hall earlier this year, Apollo's Fire - The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra returns to New York bringing its new and acclaimed Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration program to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 16, 2018. This program, created by Apollo's fire Founder and Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, explores the Celtic roots of Appalachian Christmas traditions and premiered in Cleveland in December 2017 with six sold-out concerts.  The program is now available in a new recording from AVIE Records, released in October 2018.  (more...)

BWW Preview: 'O JERUSALEM! – CROSSROADS OF THREE FAITHS" at Apollo's Fire
by Roy Berko - Nov 6, 2018

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director of Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland-based Baroque Orchestra, started to study conducting and musical composition at age 16. A trained pianist, the young lady, who has been called a 'wunderkind' by 'Audiophile Audition,' won first prize and the audience choice award in the 1991 Spivey International Harpsichord Competition, competing against 70 uber-talented international musicians. (more...)

Trisha Jeffrey, Glenn Seven Allen And More Join N'KENGE'S YULETIDE At The Players This Week!  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Broadway's MOTOWN: The Musical and Award Winning Songstress N'Kenge presents YULETIDE AT THE PLAYERS Benefit Concert Holiday Spectacular to support CAAPA (Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts.) This special One Night Only Concert will take place at the Historical Gramercy Park Mansion that is home to the private club THE PLAYERS located at 16 Gramercy Park South.  The special Family event Thursday Nov 29th 6-8:30PM is open to the public and discounted advanced tickets can be purchased at either www.nkengemusic.com or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nkenge-presents-yuletide-at-the-players-tickets-52149662043?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete (more...)

CARMEN JONES, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Lead AUDELCO 'Viv' Awards - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

AUDELCO announced the winners of the 2018 Viv Awards last night, honoring Black Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Thierry Fischer And Utah Symphony Continue 2018-19 Season With Cycle Of All Six Of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

In three separate Masterworks evenings beginning in November, Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer will lead the Utah Symphony through a complete cycle devoted to J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos featuring several of the orchestra's principal players in prominent solo roles. Works by late French composer Pierre Boulez are also featured on each of the three programs. Tickets are priced from $15-$66 and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Lineup Announced for November Edition Of AT THIS PERFORMANCE...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, November 19th at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Tafelmusik Joins Opera Atelier For Tour To The United States And France
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Canada's most active touring orchestra hits the road this month for two high-profile engagements in the United States and France. Tafelmusik has been invited by long-time collaborators Opera Atelier to join them in performances of Charpentier's Acteon and Rameau's Pygmalion on November 15, 16, and 17 at the Harris Theater in Chicago, and on November 30, December 1 and 2 at the Royal Palace of Versailles near Paris. The Charpentier/Rameau double bill also opened Opera Atelier's Toronto season and is currently running at the Elgin Theatre until November 3. Tour itineraries are available at tafelmusik.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Comes to Theatre By the Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Prepare to have the time of your life! Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, is on the search for her father. After reading her mother's diary, she discovers there are three potential suitors. Unbeknownst to her mother, Donna, Sophie invites each of them to her wedding, in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound with old flames and old friends. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces Programming For 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) announces programming for its 2018-2019 season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, world-class performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City. The upcoming slate of concerts marks the organization's most collaborative season to date, including partnerships with GEMAS (Gotham Early Music / Americas Society), ClassicalCafe, Brooklyn Art Song Society, New York Festival of Song, and the LGBT Center ("The Center"). (more...)

A.D. Players Revives GOD'S FAVORITE at The George This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

A.D. Players at The George, one of Houston's largest resident theatre companies, will revive Neil Simon's imaginative play, "God's Favorite," at The George from Friday, July 13 - Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, with preview nights July 11-12. "God's Favorite" is a contemporary, humorous tale of the Book of Job with a hint of the Prodigal Son, that explores the challenges and rewards of morality. (more...)

BWW Feature: THE FULL MONTY by the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE
by Richard Allen - Jun 14, 2018

Join The Charleston Light Opera Guild this weekend as they perform the hit comedic musical The Full Monty on the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre Stage! The ten-time Tony nominated show, based on the 1997 British film of the same name, features a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek. (more...)

Met Opera Appoints Matthew Rose As Artistic Consultant To The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Matthew Rose has been appointed as the Artistic Consultant to the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, the company's elite program for artists on the cusp of international opera careers. An acclaimed bass, Matthew Rose has sung at leading opera houses around the world, including the Met, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and English National Opera. He is an advisory member of the Mahler Foundation and has coached young singers at the National Opera Studio and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program. In his new role, he will work closely with the new director of the program, Sophie Joyce, to implement a series of one-on-one and group coaching sessions, as well as master classes. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Houston (more...)

BWW Review: Entertaining but Staid MAMMA MIA! At Theatre by The Sea
by Andria Tieman - Jul 2, 2018

If you take a second to think about it, MAMMA MIA is a very strange musical.  Based on the musical catalog of Swedish superstars ABBA, it takes place on a Greek island where nearly everyone is American.  Classic ABBA hits (with minor lyrical changes) are shoehorned into a skimpy plot, but somehow, probably since this show doesn't take itself too seriously, it all works.  Theatre by The Sea in summer is the perfect venue for a show like this, especially since the audience is likely to also be dressed in the type of summer resort-wear the cast is also wearing.  The whole vibe is a bit like a fancy summer camp with really good singers. The only real hiccup with this production, oddly, is the direction and choreography of TBTS's Artistic Director Kevin P. Hill. Hill has directed many exceptional shows over the years (Sister Act, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz), but the  blocking and lack of movement in key moments of Mamma Mia caused the show to drag in certain spots. (more...)

Breaking: Caitlin Houlahan, Marc Kudisch, and More Lead the Public's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the North American premiere of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. (more...)

July's AT THIS PERFORMANCE... To Include Understudies from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SUMMER, CAROUSEL And More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, July 16th  at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 4, 2019
by - Jan 4, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Van Wezel Announces NEIL BERG'S 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Neil Berg returns to the Van Wezel celebrating a record-breaking decade of annual performances with an exciting, all-new show! 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY recreates the finest moments from the most memorable shows of the century featuring the actual Broadway stars of shows like Jersey Boys, Wicked and Mamma Mia! Backed by an excellent New York-based band, Neil Berg presents skillful arrangements of Broadway classics as well as electrifying numbers from Broadway's freshest hit shows. Don't miss this spectacular performance on Wednesday, January 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reserve your seats today! (more...)

Order Of Canada Awarded To Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today announced the appointment of Opera Atelier founding Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg to the Order of Canada. This announcement comes on the heels of Opera Atelier's most extensive international touring in the company's 33-year history. This honour recognizes Pynkoski and Zingg's outstanding impact on the performing arts in Canada and their longtime commitment to the mentorship of young artists through The School of Atelier Ballet. (more...)

KCRep Season Features Five Plays All Written By And About Women
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre honors strong women everywhere, be they community leaders, artists, CEOs, entrepreneurs, students or stay-at-home moms, as they announce the second half of their 2018/19 season with FIVE plays by FIVE female playwrights, all of which celebrate the strength, intelligence, and bravery of women everywhere. (more...)

National WWI Museum And Memorial Announces Completion Of $25 Million Call To Duty Capital Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The National WWI Museum and Memorial announced the completion of its $25 million "Call to Duty" capital campaign today. (more...)

Jeannette Sorrell Conducts Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra In Handel's MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Conductor Jeannette Sorrell returns to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), December 20-23, to conduct four sold-out performances of Handel's Messiah. Sorrell will conduct the SPCO and The Singers -Minnesota Choral Artists along with an international quartet of singers in the orchestra's annual holiday presentation of Handel's beloved oratorio. The final performance of the series - Sunday, December 23 - will be livestreamed by the SPCO. (more...)

Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The Tank will present the World Premiere of Real, written by Rodrigo Nogueira (The Ideal Obituary at The Tank) and directed by Erin Ortman (One Thousand Nights and One Day with Prospect Theater Company) in the 99-seat theater at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), January 3-20, 2019. (more...)

Understudies From KINKY BOOTS, WAITRESS and More Announced for AT THIS PERFORMANCE.. At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, December 17th at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.  (more...)

A.D. Players Launches New Season with Comedy AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

A.D. Players at The George, one of Houston's largest resident theatre companies, opens its 52nd season with the Jules Verne classic, Around The World In 80 Days! at The George Theater from Friday, September 14th - Sunday, September 30th, 2018, with preview night performances September 12th & 13th. "Around The World in 8o Days" takes the classic story and spins it by using 5 actors to play up to 39 characters. It is a story of adventure and ultimately of love. (more...)

Apollo's Fire And Jeannette Sorrell Will Tour U.K. And Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Following an acclaimed tour of the United States in June 2018, Apollo's Fire continues its 2018 summer touring season with performances throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Italy. Led by founding Artistic Director and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, the acclaimed baroque orchestra's summer programs include Sorrell's critically celebrated Sugarloaf Mountain - An Appalachian Gathering program and works Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, and Telemann. (more...)

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Welcome Cast Members from BE MORE CHILL, MEAN GIRLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, August  20th at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. (more...)

Michael Nardone and More Set For The National Theatre's UK And Ireland Tour Of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Michael Nardone (BBC One's The Night Manager and Rellik, HBO's Rome) will play the title role in Rufus Norris' touring production of Macbeth, with Kirsty Besterman (Genesis Inc. at Hampstead Theatre, They Drink It in The Congo at the Almeida Theatre, and BBC One's Father Brown) joining the cast as Lady Macbeth. (more...)

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