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SALAAM Comes to Vault Festival
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 9, 2019

London. 2017. The first night of Ramadan. Rema and Mariam prepare to break the fast. Quiet, alone, and at peace, they prepare for a night of contemplation. A crash. Glass shatters. Everything is changed. (more...)

Bulgakov's THE MASTER AND MARGARITA Run Extended Through January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

By popular demand, The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (TRATS) has extended its critically acclaimed production of The Master and Margarita, Or, The Devil Comes to Moscow, a play based on Mikhail Bulgakov's cult masterpiece The Master and Margarita, adapted by Jean-Claude van Itallie from a translation by Sergei Kobiakoff. Staged by renowned Russian director Aleksey Burago, this limited engagement will take place January 8th to January 27th at Pushkin Hall, located at the Upper West Side in Manhattan. (more...)

Macha Theatre Works Presents SHEATHED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

Macha Theatre Works presents the world premiere of Sheathed by local playwright Maggie Lee, directed by Amy Poisson. This original new play was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and will be a produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S.), with performances from March 8 - 23, 2019. (more...)

LAByrinth Barn Series Begins In One Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

LAByrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director John Ortiz, Executive Director Rachel Shuey) is pleased to announce the selections for their 19th Annual Barn Series, the award-winning company's developmental play reading series. This year's series features ten new plays written and directed by LAB company members. All readings are free and open to the public, and run from January 11-20, 2019 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where LAByrinth is the Company in Residence. Reservations will open to the public on January 2, 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Espen Grjotheim: NORWAY'S PHANTOM UNMASKED
by Christian Ranke - Jan 31, 2019

On the Norwegian musical theatre scene he has originated roles such as Sky in Mamma Mia and Galileo in We Will Rock You, as well as playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Karl Oskar in Kristina and Freddy in Chess. Currently he is playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera for which he recently won Best Actor in a Musical at the Regional BroadwayWorld Awards. The show also won Best Muscial. (more...)

BWW Review: LEONORA CHRISTINA at Odense Teater
by Maria Bruun Fanoe - Jan 30, 2019

I en af danmarkshistoriens mest dramatiske fortaellinger kaster Odense Teater sig ud i udfordringen med smukke, aestetiske billeder, storladen musik og dygtige skuespillere. Desvaerre bliver det en lidt rodet omgang, der varer alt for laenge. Det virker som potentiale, der ikke helt bliver forlost. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Inside 29th ANNUAL LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 28, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA. (more...)

Kristina Wong Selected To Receive Award Which Was Renamed To Honor Dorothy And Richard E. Sherwood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Since 1996, Center Theatre Group has recognized and celebrated local theatre artists with the Richard E. Sherwood Award. In 2018 Dorothy Sherwood, Richard's wife and fellow champion of innovative and adventurous theatre artists passed away. To honor the passion and dedication of both patrons of the arts, the award has been renamed the Dorothy and Richard E. Sherwood Award. (more...)

SOFT POWER And More Win 2019 LA Ovation Awards; See The Full Winners List
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 28, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES 10th Anniversary Tour To Stop In Madison
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Fifth Estate Entertainment is proud to announce tour casting for the mind-blowing, face melting, nothin' but a good time, audience favorite ROCK OF AGES. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For AMERICAN PSYCHO at the Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

Producers BB-Arts Entertainment & Two Doors Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co today announced the remaining cast members for the upcoming Australian Premiere of the bold new stage production of AMERICAN PSYCHO - THE MUSICAL. Playing at the Hayes Theatre Co from 10 May 2019, AMERICAN PSYCHO - THE MUSICAL is based on the thriller novel by Bret Easton Ellis of the same name, which also inspired the 2000 film starring Christian Bale. Tickets are on sale now from www.hayestheatre.com.au (more...)

ABC Celebrates Love with Valentine's Day-Themed Programming
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

ABC celebrates the most romantic time of the year with Valentine's Day-themed episodes of “The Kids Are Alright,” “black-ish,” “Splitting Up Together,” “The Rookie,” “The Goldbergs,” “Single Parents,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Speechless” and “General Hospital.” Two classic Charlie Brown specials, “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” and “A Charlie Brown Valentine,” also return for the holiday. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents ACT(S) OF GOD By Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13 April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Marti Cummings Comes to Lincoln Centers At The Mirror Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Entertainer Marti Gould Cummings, known for his inventive blend of drag, comedy, and vocal performance, announces a drag-rock fusion event, The Queen in Concert: Marti Gould Cummings, January 8, 2019. Held in the rare and beautiful Spiegeltent (mirror tent) erected by the Big Apple Circus, The Mirror Room interactive installation at Lincoln Center crowns Cummings as the ringmaster of his very own glam circus. (more...)

Resident Composers Announced for 2019 Mizzou International Composers Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) has selected eight resident composers to participate in the 2019 Mizzou International Composers Festival (MICF).   (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces BREAKING GROUND FEST Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Greenhouse Theater Center celebrates Chicago Theatre Week with its BREAKING GROUND FEST, an eclectic line-up of performances including live music, plays, staged readings, improv, comedy, burlesque and more, playing February 7 - 17, 2019 on multiple stages. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Presents Iconic LA TRAVIATA At Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Palm Beach Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's iconic opera "La traviata" at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for one weekend only, on Jan. 25-27 (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Announces Cast for St. Louis Stop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Fifth Estate Entertainment is proud to announce tour casting for the mind-blowing, face melting, nothin' but a good time, audience favorite ROCK OF AGES. (more...)

Strawbs Announce 50th Anniversary Celebration in Lakewood
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, UK music legends Strawbs, plus a host of guest performers, former Strawbs, and Strawbs-related artists, will be performing at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ on April 26-28, 2019! (more...)

Photo Flash: GREASE Opens Tonight At Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's current show is the one that you want - and the one you'll love to see live! Grease, one of the world's most popular and enduring musicals, has all the fun of the hit film. (more...)

New Cambridge-Based Festival I'm Here, Where Are You? Showcases Disabled Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

This Spring, a jam-packed two-day festival comes to Cambridge in a celebration of the wealth of talent on offer from disabled artists across theatre, comedy, dance and visual art. Aiming to highlight the need to widen access both onstage and off, from performers to audience members to careers in the arts industry, I'm Here, Where Are You will welcome some of the top class talent from both emerging and established disabled artists to East England. (more...)

Extension Of SMALL JOKES ABOUT MONSTERS Announced At 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

16th Street Theater announces the extension of the Midwest premiere of the critically-acclaimed SMALL JOKES ABOUT MONSTERS by Steven Strafford directed by Kristina Valada-Viars now through February 23 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristina Walz of ROCK OF AGES at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Feb 6, 2019

It's not like any other Broadway musical. I think people who aren't into Broadway, who don't know much about theatre are going to be blown away. It's not just a musical--it's a concert. You go expecting to see a musical, but you're on your feet. (more...)

1984 Comes to Garden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

What if one thought cost you everything? Following a wildly successful Broadway run, the nerve-jangling stage adaptation of 1984, George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, opens at Garden Theatre on March 1, 2019. Directed by Bobbie Bell, the Central Florida premiere of Winston's fight to remember the past and protect the future will run from March 1 - 17, 2019 on the Garden stage. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Rob Houchen, and More Join THE BEST OF...ROCK MUSICALS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

On Sunday 12 May 2019 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It will be the 20th Anniversary production from the same team who for the last 19 years have presented The Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere. (more...)

Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For 2019 New Work Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Emerging Artists Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Paul Adams, celebrates their 25th season by presenting their bi annual New Work Series. The series runs February 27 - March 17 at TADA Theater in the Flatiron District and features new works from a diverse group of artists. New musical, plays, solo-shows and dance pieces (in varies stages of development), will be presented. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER JÖBACK, HUMANOLOGY CONCERT at Stora Teatern, Gothenburg
by Annette Stolt - Feb 17, 2019

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Michael Andrew Brings A Classic Fairytale To Life At Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk, a new musical by Michael Andrew, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, appears in the Margeson Theater from April 4 - May 4, 2019. Tickets ($10 - $20) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online through orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts (more...)

The Fugard Bioscope Encore Season Will Be Presented Sundays in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Ballet and theatre lovers are in for a treat with The Fugard Bioscope Encore Season on Sundays in March. (more...)

SXSW 2019 Unveils Keynotes, Adds Elizabeth Banks, Aidy Bryant As Featured Speakers, and More
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

With SXSW 2019 just around the corner, we are excited to reveal five Keynotes as well as more Featured Speakers across 25 Tracks of curated Conference programming. (more...)

Regal Entertainments Celebrates 20 Years At St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Theatrical powerhouse duo Jane Joseph and Chantelle Nolan are marking 20 years in charge of St Helens Theatre Royal. (more...)

MALENA ERNMAN Coming to Dalhalla This July!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

MALENA ERNMAN, a summer concert, is playing at Dalhalla in Sweden on July 6th, 2019. (more...)

Cast Announced For SMALL JOKES ABOUT MONSTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

16th Street Theater announces the Midwest premiere of SMALL JOKES ABOUT MONSTERS by Steven Strafford directed by Kristina Valada-Viars January 10 - February 16, 2018 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: PASSIONATE, ENTERTAINING AND FUN. DON QUIXOTE BY BOLSHOI BALLET at Cinema
by Qianqian Xing - Dec 6, 2018

Watching Bolshoi Ballet's Don Quixote is like watching Usain Bolt running for his gold medal in an Olympic game, or Lewis Hamilton winning Formula One. (more...)

Broward Center Welcomes Slow Burn Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Slow Burn Theatre Company and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts present the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde Thursday, December 13 - Sunday, December 30. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces Casting For World Premiere Of ACT(S) OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13-April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. Tickets go on sale to the public December 12. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

FURY, An Immersive Concert Experience Comes to August Hall This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

CandyBomber LLC and Live Nation are pleased to present FURY, a captivating, immersive concert experience inspired by George Miller's post-apocalyptic film, Mad Max: Fury Road. Performances take place at August Hall, February 1-2, 2019.   (more...)

ROCK OF AGES 10th Anniversary Tour Strikes A Chord In New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing into the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans Jan. 5-6, 2019! Rock-n-roll your way into the new year with songs from hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and more. This tenth anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Opera Celebrates New Civic Home
by Erica Miner - Dec 21, 2018

The brand-new, state-of-the-art rehearsal, storage and administrative building is now ready for use by the opera company (more...)

Photo Flash: William Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Comes to The Lounge Theatre In Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

From the team that brought you last year's chilling and poignant production of RICHARD THE SECOND comes a hilarious and heartwarming new venture: William Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. LA classical theatre ensemble Chase What Flies welcomes you to the court of Navarre, where love is forbidden (and all but inevitable). Come join some of Shakespeare's most lovable oddballs as they navigate big feelings, big plans, and the uncertainty of life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Looking Back At (mostly)musicals' HOLIDAY Show, & 5th Anniversary Show Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

On Monday, November 19th, (mostly)musicals returned to Upstairs at Vitello's to celebrate the holidays with their 30th edition! Music director Gregory Nabours led a jingling (ring-ting-tingling too!) evening, featuring Alli Miller (CHERRY POPPINS), Amy Engelhardt (BASTARD JONES), Clent Bowers (B'way: CATS, BIG), Emily Clark (Stealing Focus), Gabriel Gonzalez (La Verdad), Iara Nemirovsky (National tour: SCHOOL OF ROCK), Jeffrey Polk (B'way: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE), Kelley Dorney (IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S), Kristina Miller (JERSEY BOYS), Jonny Lee Jr. and Justin Anthony Long (CITY OF DREAMS), Juan Lozano (2 Cents Theatre Company), Keith and Laura Nicole Harrison (EMOJILAND), Natalia Vivino (CHILDREN OF EDEN at 5-Star Theatricals), and Shawn Ryan ('America's Got Talent'). The evening also showcased a guest performance from the cast of the critically acclaimed Greenway Court production of THE COLOR PURPLE, and, as always, the open mic afterparty! See videos here, and scroll down for photos of the festive evening! (more...)

BWW Review: Chesapeake Shakespeare Sings Perfect Harmony In A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 17, 2018

Though it's not billed as a musical, there's quite a bit of singing in Chesapeake Shakespeare's A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Anchored by strong character work, the production diverges from the format of 'straight play' by featuring wonderful harmonies and active, authentic-looking dances. Visual interest is high with action on three levels of staging, brisk pacing, brilliant costuming and dramatic special effects. Charles Dickens' effervescent dialogue and narrative paired with writer Ian Gallanar's adjustments create a classic rendition with a special Christmas In Baltimore flourish, a successful adaptation full of little surprises. (more...)

PETER PAN Opens at St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Christmas has officially arrived in St Helens as Regal Entertainments' panto, Peter Pan, flies in to St Helens Theatre Royal opening to rave reviews from the public and press. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano, Hansol Jung's powerful story of faith, love, and the human capacity for forgiveness set amidst violent conflict in northern Uganda, playing January 9 - March 17, 2019. (more...)

Broadway Holiday Pop-up Market To Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Looking for that perfect, last minute gift for the holidays? Want to support and celebrate artist-run small businesses while you do it? (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Odekirk Releases SEASON OF HOPE
by Don Grigware - Dec 13, 2018

Actor/singer Kevin Odekirk has been delighting audiences worldwide with his stage appearances in musicals such as Miss Saigon, concert venues and with his amazing CD Unheard. He now has a Christmas album called Season of Hope. Odekirk took time from a hectic holiday schedule to tell us about the album. Why did you want to record a Christmas album? And why at this point in time? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Longoria Brings MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING to Birdland
by Linda Lenzi - Dec 11, 2018

Celebrate the holiday season with Broadway Records first Christmas album, Michael Longoria: Merry Christmas Darling, available now at www.BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com, in stores and across digital platforms. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Presents The 22nd Annual FILLET OF SOLO FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 18-February 2, 2019. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago's enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline brings 12 storytelling collectives and seven solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to the Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

After a sold-out Wallis debut in July, A Little New Music will spotlight another lineup of emerging musical theatre talents for The Sorting Room's 2018 Winter Session at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m. A Little New Music's audiences will enjoy original musical theatre songs firsthand before they hit Broadway or the regional circuit. (more...)

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