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BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a 'standing O' at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking 'A Musical' that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Summer PNC Pops Weekend with THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The PNC Pops make a summertime appearance as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take Pittsburgh to worlds beyond imagination with 'The Music of John Williams' on July 14-16 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Autumn Hurlbert Discusses Adventures and Laughs On Tour with SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 29, 2017

Autumn Hurlbert is taking it back to the '90s (namely, 1595) in the role of Portia as part of the first national tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN! This new musical chronicles a fictitious rivalry between playwright brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom who, at the advice of a fortune teller, create the world's first musical in order to compete with William Shakespeare. Hurlbert portrays the romantic, literature-loving Portia, who becomes Nigel's love interest. In advance of the tour's Chicago engagement, Hurlbert chatted about why she loves the show, her time on MTV's reality show LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT ELLE WOODS, and what it is like to tour the nation with her husband and two-year-old son by her side. (more...)

Photo Flash: Black Button Eyes Productions presents SHOCKHEADED PETER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to present the Chicago storefront premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER, the silly and sinister musical based on Heinrich Hoffmann's popular German children's book The Struwwelpeter. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with music direction by T.J. Anderson, SHOCKHEADED PETER was created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott with original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lillies. (more...)

Kirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y's 17-18 season opens on October 5 with internationally renowned cellist Mischa Maisky joining the “amazing precision” (Huffington Post) of the notably conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which returns to 92Y for the first time in 15 years, to celebrate the cellist's 70th birthday season. Together, they open 92Y's illustrious concert season with Schubert's beloved “Arpeggione” Sonata, arranged for cello and string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova, as well as Arensky's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.  Acclaimed for the sheer intensity and vigor of his performances, Maisky has the distinct honor of being the only cellist in the world to have studied under both Gregor Piatigorsky and Mlatislav Rostrapovich.  The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is renowned as one of the foremost chamber orchestras in the world, with more than 70 albums in its sprawling discography since its founding in 1972. (more...)

Big Brother Has its Eyes on AstonRep; 1984 Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2017-18 season with 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin. 1984 will play September 14 - October 8, 2017 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Friday, September 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

The CW to Premiere Season 4 of MASTERS OF ILLUSION 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, has announced the Season Four Premiere on The CW Network will include two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Starring Toronto's Chilina Kennedy Begins Performances Today at the Ed Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The highly anticipated engagement in Toronto of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL begins performances today - June 27 and plays through September 3, 2017 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.  Media night is Wednesday July 5, 2017. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand - YES Opens Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Tim Realbuto's critically acclaimed two person drama YES opens tomorrow evening at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Repertory Theatre. The two-person drama is back by popular demand after a sold-out Manhattan Rep. run last December. The encore performances will take place tomorrow, Monday, June 26th as well as on Tuesday, June 27th at the midtown venue. Both performances begin at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Dean Cain Returns as Host of MASTERS OF ILLUSION Season 4, Premiering on The CW 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will return for a fourth season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2017

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)

Jane Lynch Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Night of Music and Laughs at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TV star Jane Lynch brings her unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to a one-night-only experience, "Jane Lynch Sings the Great American Songbook (plus one Guatemalan love song)," with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

New Drama, YES, Starring Tim Realbuto & Joe Blute Comes to Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Tim Realbuto's critically acclaimed two person drama YES will return to Off-Broadway's Manhattan Repertory Theatre by popular demand after a sold-out run last December. The encore performances will take place on Monday, June 26th and Tuesday, June 27th at the midtown venue. Both performance times are at 6:30 PM.             (more...)

Common to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC HIP-HOP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop returns to Heinz Hall on Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Johnny Mathis to Join Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis returns to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Classical Mystery Tour to Bring the Beatles to Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Celebrate 50 years of the groundbreaking Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Book of J to Perform at Barbés Every Saturday in July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Jewlia Eisenberg of Charming Hostess and Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery perform as duo Book of J every Saturday in July at Brooklyn's Barbes. Guest performers joining throughout the run include Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase, noir guitarist Stephen Ulrich, jazz percussionist Ricky Gordon, and more. (more...)

Updates to the New York Philharmonic's 2017–18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has announced updates to its 2017-18 season. (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Continues with New Back-to-Back Episodes on The CW
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, continues on Friday, July 7, 2017 with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

AltiGen Communications, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

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Photo Flash: A Look Back at BEAUTIFUL, Now Playing Final Four Weeks in London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Theatre's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company has announced casting for the first production of its 2017-18 season: 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin*. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala to Celebrate Iconic Musicals from SHOW BOAT to HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced that it will celebrate 100 years of supporting strong and fearless voices in American Theatre at its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). (more...)

Pat Healy's TAKE ME Available on DVD 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Pat Healy's “extremely funny” (Roger Ebert.com ) directorial debut TAKE ME arrives on DVD August 1st. The black comedy stars Healy and Taylor Schilling (known for her role on “Orange is The Now Black”), and highlights a “terrific showcase for longtime character actor Healy” (Film Journal ) and an, “in a word, amazing” Schilling (Paste). The DVD features exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews with the cast and filmmakers discussing the process that brought the “unpredictable” ( Variety) TAKE ME to life. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!' NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.
by David Edward Perry - Jul 21, 2017

'Newsies' is an pulse pumping musical that inspires you to stand up for what's right and fight for a cause you believe in. (more...)

Andres Franco, Francesco Lecce-Chong Promoted to Associate Conductors with Pittsburgh Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Andres Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who have served as assistant conductors with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since September 2015, will be renewing their contracts and also be promoted to associate conductors. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Invites Public To Free Tour Send-Off Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck invite the public to a free concert at Heinz Hall on August 19 at 8 p.m. The program will include highlights from the tour repertoire. The Pittsburgh Symphony's newest disc from Reference Recordings, Shostakovich 5, will be available for the first time at this concert. (more...)

Tickets for Shenan Arts SEUSSICAL Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination ? JoJo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's Touring HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Midsommer Flight's summer 2017 production - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - is performed in an abridged 100-minute version that captures the murderous intrigues of the royal family - complete enough for those familiar with the play and accessible for newcomers to it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Dennis Koller Releases 'The Oath'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

A lifetime ago, two young naval aviators took an oath to 'defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Both were shot down over North Vietnam and endured years of brutal torture in the same prisoner-of-war camp. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

???????As the summer ends and the fall 2017 concert season comes into view, Kent Tritle will be found playing an organ recital at Himmerod Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Grosslittgen, Germany. From there, it is off and running - the 2017-18 season for "New York's foremost choral conductor" (The New Yorker) is highlighted by the world premieres of two works with the Oratorio Society of New York, Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad by Paul Moravec, libretto by Mark Campbell, commissioned by the OSNY, and Behzad Ranjbaran's We Are One; concerts with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine including a program celebrating the immigrant history of New York in collaboration with early/world music group Rose of the Compass that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by Robert Sirota, and a program of Kodaly, Stravinsky, and Part's Miserere; programs of repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Morton Lauridsen with Musica Sacra; and Bach's St. John Passion with ensembles and soloists from the Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Philippine Stagers Foundation's OBRA NI JUAN
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 16, 2017

In its 16th year as a successful touring theater company, the Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF), known for its critically-acclaimed original musicals such as 'Ako si Ninoy,' 'Cory ng EDSA,' and 'Katips: Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero,' puts the spotlight on the controversial, tragic life of the world-renowned Filipino artist and political activist Juan Luna (1857-1899). (more...)

Thomas Jefferson and Edgar Allan Poe Play MONTICELLO to Make World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Aurora Theatre Works, Inc., presents the world premiere of Thomas H. Geoghegan's Monticello, directed by Anthony Irons. Based on historical fact, Monticello is a fictional examination of what happens when the country's founding father and freedom architect realizes that the whole republican experiment - America - might have turned out to be a mistake. (more...)

Local Student Named Finalist in National Speech & Debate Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

From more than 150-thousand student members of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA), we are proud to recognize the top finalists in the world's largest academic competition. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 19 opening of the Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two at Saint Michael's Playhouse. Murder for Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and stars Noel Carey and Jeremiah Ginn, both from Murder for Two's national tour. Murder for Two creative team is led by director Jeremy Scott Lapp with choreography by Wendy Seyb, scenic design by John Paul Devlin, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design Anthony Pellecchia, and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff. (more...)

'The Oath' Tells of How the Desire for Revenge Never Dies
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

A lifetime ago, two young naval aviators took an oath to 'defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Both were shot down over North Vietnam and endured years of brutal torture in the same prisoner-of-war camp. (more...)

Wade McCollum Will Lead IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Producers today announced full casting for 'IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST" The Musical Developmental Lab being presented at the Fulton Opera House. It will star WADE MCCOLLUM (Broadway: "Wicked"), the Award-winning star of the Off -Broadway hit 'Ernest Shackleton Loves Me". (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Northwest Premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, begins performances at The 5th Avenue Theatre on September 12 (press opening Friday, September 15), and runs through October 1, 2017. Tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Wednesday, July 19. They can be purchased at www.5thavenue.org, by phone at 206-625-1900 or at the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. (more...)

The Desire For Revenge Never Dies in Dennis Koller's THE OATH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

A lifetime ago, two young naval aviators took an oath to 'defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Both were shot down over North Vietnam and endured years of brutal torture in the same prisoner-of-war camp. (more...)

Comedian Tony Hinchcliffe Comes to Gramercy Theater 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

???????On Saturday, August 26 at 8PM, comedian Tony Hinchcliffe brings his raw and unapologetic stand-up comedy to headline at Gramercy Theater as part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, with special guest Jeremiah Watkins and more tba. Tony is touring the country fresh off the release of his new comedy album One Shot, out in wide release now. Tickets are $12 and avaiable here: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000052AC114B9B89.   (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents Phantoms, Fiends and Fairytales this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Two holiday-themed programs and a radio drama are among the treats for audiences when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players return to City Winery Chicago to present the Fall Chamber Concert Series. With a wide variety of concerts, presented in the uniquely casual brunch setting of this West Loop winery and restaurant, this season's lineup promises a fun and entertaining series of classical music. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces Cast of LYDIE BREEZE TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

EgoPo Classic Theater celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the 2017-18 John Guare Festival. As the centerpiece of the season, the company is presenting the world premiere of Guare's Lydie Breeze Trilogy. This three-part American epic can be experienced in three ways: as a three-part series spread over three months, a three-night marathon, or a one-day (nine-hour) marathon with built in meal breaks. The performances of these modern American classics begin January 31, 2018 with Part I, and will run through May 6, 2018. All performances of the Lydie Breeze Trilogy will be held at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street. More information about the Trilogy, tickets, and information about the company can be found online at www.egopo.org. (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Audiences have just two weeks remaining to see the Olivier Award-winning production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre as the production will complete its run on Saturday, 2 September. (more...)

AstonRep Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with 1984 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company will launch its 2017-18 season with 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin*.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Button Eyes Productions' SHOCKHEADED PETER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago storefront premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER, the silly and sinister musical based on Heinrich Hoffmann's popular German children's book The Struwwelpeter. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with music direction by T.J. Anderson and choreography by Derek Van Barham, SHOCKHEADED PETER was created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott with original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lillies. SHOCKHEADED PETER runs now through September 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST Musical Gets Developmental Lab in PA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

It Happened In Key West, a new musical written by Jill Santoriello (Broadway's A Tale of Two Cities), Jason Huza and Jeremiah James, announces developmental lab for four performances only at the Fulton Opera House, (12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA). (more...)

Tickets Still Available for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination - JoJo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

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