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RHINOCEROS Opens Next Week at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When a brutish rhinoceros storms through their quiet neighborhood, the townsfolk are alarmed, but gradually become supporters of rhino-ism and one by one begin to turn into rhinoceroses themselves. (more...)

Electric Violinist Rose Bartu Releases New Single 'Freedom'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rose Bartu, Austrian-raised and NYC-based singer/songwriter and electric violinist, is releasing her first single “Freedom” from her upcoming EP on August 28, 2017, the date chosen as it marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech. (more...)

NYC Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Elvis' Death Today with Free Concert on 2nd Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

New York City will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, 'The King of Rock and Roll' with a free concert and a New York City restaurant chef will be giving out Elvis' favorite free fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is in their final week of performances. Five remaining shows are scheduled for Manhattan, Queens, and Southampton. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will end their 2017 tour with a performance of Henry IV on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Southampton.  (more...)

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)

Verizon to build dedicated network core for public safety
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Broadway, Jazz Greats Featured in Gilson Lavis Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Unique portraits of many Broadway and jazz musical legends will be featured at highly respected British drummer and artist Gilson Lavis' first ever New York City art exhibit 'Gilson Lavis: In Tune With The Portraits' at the Salomon Arts Gallery at 83 Leonard Street in Tribeca from September 15th through October 5th, 2017. His paintings have become very much sought after in British music and art world inner circles. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection below! (more...)

Casting Director Joy Dewing Joins Disney Talent Casting & Booking in Anaheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting director Joy Dewing will close her New York office after five successful years in order to accept a position with the Disney Talent Casting and BooKing team in Anaheim, CA. Joy Dewing Casting will cease operations tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

THE LION KING Continues Successful Run In Mexico
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

One of Disney's most successful musical theatre endeavors, THE LION King, continues its run in Mexico City at the Telcel Theatre. (more...)

Opera House Arts Opens Shakespeare's Intimate Epic HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Performances begin this week for Henry IV, the final production of the Opera House Arts summer 2017 theatre season. (more...)

Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Triple-Threat, Jared Grimes
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Aug 16, 2017

Today's guest is Jared Grimes. Jared is a true triple threat. He has shared the stage with legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Hines, Mariah Carey, and also performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center. (more...)

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and the L.A. Cast of HAMILTON Perform 'California Dreamin' at Today's #Ham4Ham
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

In celebration of Hamilton's Opening Night in Los Angeles, Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted a live #Ham4Ham ticket lottery and performance with special guests outside of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre today, August 16th, featuring a performance of 'California Dreamin'.' (more...)

Madonna 'Rebel Heart Tour' Pre-Orders Start Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

To celebrate the Material Girl's birthday, MADONNA today announced that pre-orders for her REBEL HEART TOUR concert film will start from today. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Aug 16, 2017

Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut with the penultimate show of the season, a well-known tragedy to contrast with recent comedies: King Lear. It casts a darker shadow over the Summer of Love, looKing more at familial love and various struggles for power. (more...)

CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Stratford Festival's latest HD films, Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost, are airing on CBC TV this month, giving Canadians across the country a chance to see the work of the country's landmark theatre during this special 150th anniversary year. (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...)

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. TREVOR the musical runs August 9 - September 17, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

KT Sullivan, James Gavin, Klea Blackhurst and More on Tap for 28th Annual Cabaret Convention
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

With its unique combination of the best of past and present popular song, the annual Cabaret Convention stands as a pivotal, highly-anticipated highlight of New York City's autumn music season. (more...)

Rockdale Musical Society to Debut DREAMGIRLS in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Sydney is about to enjoy the thrilling behind-the-scenes musical that takes audiences on a journey from Pop to Rock & Roll to Rhythm & Blues to Disco… and beyond! (more...)

The Muppets Unveil Details on First Full-Length Live Show at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Muppets today revealed the first details about The Muppets' first-ever full-length live show. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard to Bring 'SANDRA MONICA BLVD' to The Crown & Anchor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Producer Rick Murray welcomes the multi-talented Sandra Bernhard back to Provincetown for two performances only, Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Bernhard will be performing her show, Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast, which will feature her band, The Sandyland Squad. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eli Tokash and More in TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The world premiere of TREVOR the musical opens tonight at Writers Theatre. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tiffany Alford, Teala Dunn, Jessie Paege and More Announced for AT&T Hello Lab's 'Guilty Party'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When the victim of high school bullying appears to start taKing revenge on the clique that casts her out, a group of teens must face the sins of their past before their secrets tear them apart. In AT&T* Hello Lab's “Guilty Party”, the audience plays the role of detective to discover who is exposing everyone's secrets. (more...)

'PAC the House' Monthly Variety Show at Pride Arts Center Premieres September 17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays today announced a new monthly series of shows spotlighting a cross-genre feast of queer and queer-ally local performers. (more...)

Broadway's Jessica-Keenan Wynn Joins the Cast of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Variety reports that Beautiful: The Carole King musical's current Cynthia Weil, Jessica Keenan Wynn, has joined the cast of Universal's upcoming Mamma Mia! sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (more...)

MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital & On Demand 9/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

An unlikely little hero and his new friends must save their world after the nefarious ruler of the Underworld steals the sun in the magical and thrilling fantasy adventure Mune: Guardian of the Moon, coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on September 26, 2017, from UPHE Content Group, in partnership with GKIDS. (more...)

5 Finalists Picked For Finale Of 10th Annual Metrostar Talent Challenge Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Last night five finalists were selected to compete in next Monday's highly anticipated finale of the 2017 "MetroStar Talent Challenge" at the Metropolitan Room.  (more...)

Industry Exclusive: Michael Riedel Out at Theater Talk; To Be Replaced by Multiple Co-Hosts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that the longtime on-air partnership of THEATER TALK co-hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel has come to an end. We're told that Riedel will no longer appear on the program, and instead will be replaced by multiple rotating guest co-hosts for the foreseeable future.  (more...)

Single Carrot Theatre to Launch Season 11 with Young Jean Lee's LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Single Carrot Theatre's 11th season begins with an outrageously original take on a familiar story: Lear by Young Jean Lee. (more...)

NYC to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Elvis' Death with Free Concert and Favorite Sandwich
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

New York City will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, 'The King of Rock and Roll' with a free concert and a New York City restaurant chef will be giving out Elvis' favorite free fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches and look a likes singing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. (more...)

Tell-All Book Reveals What Really Happened To Louis XVII
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette died by guillotine during the French Revolution in 1793. The fate of their son, Louis XVII, however, has been shrouded in mystery for more than 200 years. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

ENOUGH VO5 FOR THE UNIVERSE to Debut at 2017 New York Theatre Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

RJ Communications announces the World Premiere of the one-act play, "Enough VO5 For The Universe" written and directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux and starring Maryam Myika Day (full cast list below) at the 2017 New York Theatre Summer Festival.  (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...)

Tickets Are Now On Sale For Teatro ZinZanni's LOVE, CHAOS, AND DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Teatro ZinZanni is thrilled to announce that single tickets are now on sale to the public for its highly anticipated return to the Northwest. This fall, Teatro ZinZanni will produce its signature spectacle, Love, Chaos, and Dinner for a limited engagement at King County's Marymoor Park, running October 19, 2017-April 29, 2018.   Single tickets are available for purchase for performances through November 30, 2017 at ZinZanni.com/Seattle or by calling the box office at (206) 802-0015. Group tickets for 12 or more are also available for all performances, including performances in December, and all group ticket reservations can be made by calling (206) 802-0013.   (more...)

Bergen County Players Celebrates its 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's '2015 Community Theater of the Year', is proud to announce its 85th consecutive season, running from September 2017 to June 2018. From entertaining musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. (more...)

Public Works Seattle: Groundbreaking Program Announced At Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced details for Public Works Seattle, a groundbreaKing community engagement and participatory theatre initiative aimed at creating theatre of the people, by the people, and for the people of the region. Adapted from the nationally recognized model built by New York City's prestigious the Public Theater, the program seeks to engage audiences in new ways by maKing them creators and not just spectators. (more...)

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Comes to Duke Energy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing their newest album, 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, in its entirety, for one night only in Raleigh! The night will feature two sets by the band with an intermission and encores. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Host Community Conversation About MILLER, MISSISSIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Dallas Theater Center will host a curated conversation featuring insights into the world-premiere play Miller, Mississippi on Aug. 21 at the Beckley-Saner Recreation Center, located at 114 W Hobson Ave., Dallas, Texas 75224. In a moderated panel discussion, Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company members Alex Organ and Liz Mikel will discuss their experiences, and how they have informed their approach to the characters they portray in Miller, Mississippi. Moderated by Amber Sims, this conversation will address advantage and what happens 'when tradition is sacred, and change is slow'. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with food donated by Babe's Chicken Dinner House, followed by the conversation at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Announces Legend Burt Bacharach
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Blue Note Hawaii announced yesterday that the legendary Burt Bacharach will perform live October 12-15 for one show nightly at 8:00 p.m. Burt is one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century. A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight GRAMMY Awards, he's racked up a remarkable 52 Top 40 hits, including 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' and 'I Say a Little Prayer.' A limited pre-sale begins August 15 at 10 a.m. and all tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. HST.  (more...)

Lisa Vroman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to welcome internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman on Friday, September 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 16 (8 p.m.). MaKing her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Lisa will perform Broadway classics by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, as well as a selection of songs from up-and-coming musical theatre composers. In between, Lisa will share stories of her life on (and off) the stage. Tickets for Lisa Vroman range in price from $35-$70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Highlights from Broadway In Chicago's Annual Summer Concert at Millennium Park
by Rachel Weinberg - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago's Summer Concert on Monday drew probably the largest crowd for the event I have seen in several years of attendance (and they were definitely a fired-up bunch). Musical theater fans across Chicago clamored to see Broadway In Chicago's showcase of ten upcoming touring shows (with a bonus appearance from HAMILTON's Chris De'Sean Lee, who co-hosted with usual emcee Janet Davies of ABC7). Here's my take on the highlights of the concert and which touring musicals should top your must-see list for the coming season. (more...)

PRN Alumni Foundation to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Paisley Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

September 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of Paisley Park's inception. The newly formed PRN Alumni Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3) (approval pending) organization whose members are former employees of Paisley Park announces a 3-day weekend celebration in Minneapolis Sept. 7-9, 2017 to commemorate the milestone. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars to Hold Local Auditions for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding dance auditions for the upcoming holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which TUTS is bringing to Houston with Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP). (more...)

LELA & CO Extends Again at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

This summer's runaway hit is Steep Theatre's Lela & Co. This powerful U.S. premiere will run through September 16. Steep is adding eight new chances to hear Lela's passionately told story of resilience and hope in the face of overwhelming adversity, featuring Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik, whose performances have been described as 'stunning,' 'fantastic,' and 'extraordinary empathetic.' (more...)

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