Review and Photos: The Loud and Distinctive CHERRY ORCHARD at the Helsinki City Theatre
by Rosanna Liuski - Mar 8, 2019

The Cherry Orchard at the Helsinki City theatre is distinctive and loud in various ways. The madame is so perky, coming to the surroundings of her traumas, yet she doesn't want to deal with the things that haunt her. Only when the future is glaring at the horizon she runs inside, becoming like a stone at the feet of things not processed. (more...)

BWW Review: Flamenco Icon Sara Baras Brings SHADOWS to NY City Center
by Melanie Votaw - Mar 8, 2019

I have seen many Flamenco shows over the years, but Sara Baras' SHADOWS, playing in New York City Center's Flamenco Festival, is the most exciting one I've seen yet. (more...)

BWW Interview: BroadwayWorld Award Winner - Charlotte Brænna
by Christian Ranke - Mar 7, 2019

Charlotte Braenna played Lucille Frank in the Scandinavian Premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE, just out of school. She has since starred in many musicals such as Kathy Selden in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Mother in BILLY ELLIOT and MARY POPPINS at Folketeatret. Recently she played Sandy in GREASE at Chateau Neuf. Currently she is playing Meg Giry in the premiere production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

Park ICM Welcomes Spring With Two Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Stanislav Ioudenitch, Artistic Director at Park International Center for Music, announced Wednesday that Park ICM is offering not one, but two late March concerts to welcome spring. "If you are a classical music lover, we have two charming spring concerts to choose from during late March. Get out of the final snow storm of the season at the intimate 1900 Building on Saturday with piano sensation Dang Thai Son and then enjoy the magnificent artistry of violinist Irina Muresanu with our own Lolita Sayevich on piano," exclaimed Ioudenitch. "There's no better way to begin spring after the long winter in Kansas City." (more...)

Kindness Returns With Robyn Duet CRY EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Kindness, a.k.a. Adam Bainbridge, makes a highly anticipated return to their own music with “Cry Everything,” featuring a duet with longtime collaborator and friend,Robyn. Centered around thumping bass and a swirling sample of Todd Rundgren's “Pretending to Care,” “Cry Everything” is an intricate, optimistic ode to stepping into the light and loving yourself after a particularly dark period. Pulling energy from queer, vocal house music and self-empowering funk, “Cry Everything” is the feeling of exhaling after years of holding it in, of total catharsis, of forgetting everything that came before. (more...)

Sf International Arts Festival Presents Czech Spitfire Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

San Francisco International Arts Festival is very proud to present the west coast debut of the Spitfire Company from the Czech Republic with their award-winning play Antidot, a deeply satirical re-imagining of Vaclav Havel's best known play, Audience. Spitfire's unique style of theatre - an explosive mix of absurd humour, physical theatre and acting with masks - is the key to this unexpected interpretation of Havel's classic. (more...)

BWW Review: DETC Mounts a Fine Production of PROOF
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 18, 2019

In 2001, David Auburn wrote a Tony and Pulitzer prize winning comedic drama, PROOF, that explores the fine line between genius and madness. Now, Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) has mounted a fine production, well directed and well-acted by its ensemble cast. (more...)

BWW Review: Berkeley Preparatory School Wows Audiences with Their Production of Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by Peter Nason - Mar 16, 2019

Beautifully choreographed by Seth Travaglino and directed by Chris Marshall, this is one of the finest high school shows you'll see. (more...)

SFIAF Presents The US Debut Of Theatre De La Feuille
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

SF International Arts Festival is very proud to present the U.S. debut of Theatre de la Feuille from Kowloon with L'Orphelin 2.0, a physical theatre performance based on The Orphan of Zhao, one of China's oldest plays and the first to be translated into a European language (more...)

BWW Review: WNO's Exquisite EUGENE ONEGIN at the Kennedy Center
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 12, 2019

Washington National Opera's (WNO) Eugene Onegin is exquisite! The entire evening soars like a dream with pitch-perfect performances led by the immaculate Anna Nechaeva as Tatiana. (more...)

Magic Thread Cabaret Kicks Off Its Sophomore Season With Cory Lingner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Klein and Alvarez Productions, LLC is proud to kick off its 2019 Magic Thread Cabaret sophomore season with Cory Lingner, who is already building quite an impressive resume on Broadway, back home to delight Central Indiana audiences with more than just his signature dance abilities. (more...)

RETURNING HOME ON A SNOWY NIGHT Comes to National Centre For The Performing Arts Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

RETURNING HOME ON A SNOWY NIGHT comes to National Centre For The Performing Arts on March 12 and 13, 2019. (more...)

Dragon Theatre To Produce Shakespeare For The First Time In 19 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Witches. Prophesies. King. Queen. Love. Murder. You know the story, but you've never seen a production quite like this. Performed by a cast of eight, William Shakespeare's tragic tale of all-powerful ambition and consuming conscience takes on an entirely new life, focusing not only on WHAT propels us through life, but WHO. When power, family, and fate all intertwine, what choices do we make? And are those choices really up to us? Macbeth comes to the Dragon stage in Spring 2019 to show us all why this story remains utterly timeless and painfully relevant. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer John Carey Discusses His Work on Escape Room
by Brooke Yunis - Jan 4, 2019

John Carey, who helped score the film Escape Room (in theaters now) along side Brian Tyler, spoke with us about the machine-like aesthetic they chose for the score and the unconventional instruments they used to capture the mood of the film. (more...)

BWW Review: Moscow Ballet's THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Wows And Satiates At The Soraya
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 4, 2019

On December 19th, 2018 a most extraordinary performance was witnessed at the Soraya Theatre of the Arts - the most traditional and established version, choreographically, even though it has been modified conceptwise, of the iconic ballet, The Nutcracker Suite, composed by Tchaikovsky, which is a true holiday tradition all over the world, was performed by the legendary Moscow Ballet. Ballet Master Vladamir Troschenko, directed this prodiction.The choreography was the choreography that I am familiar with as being the traditional steps and combinations that were the original staging by Marius Patipa and Lev Ivanov of the Imperial Russian Ballet. Selections from The Nutcracker were first performed as an orchestral suite in March 1892. The ballet proper debuted in December of that year. It was presented at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Opens Beef & Boards 46th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Revealing a lineup that boasts eight exciting musicals, three of which are new to its stage, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents a sense of nostalgia for its 46th Season. (more...)

Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS Offers an Episode of The Twilight Zone Wrapped in an Agatha Christie Mystery
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2019

AN INSPECTOR CALLS has been described in the Washington Post as, 'an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' wrapped in an Agatha Christie mystery,' and after seeing the show at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, I must say that about sums up the play for me. Running at almost two hours without an intermission, at first it seemed to be just a bunch of talking heads yelling loudly with strong British accents – that is until the end when a Rod Serling-like phone call delivers a twist that sets the whole thing into the realm of “what just really happened?” (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre de la Ville's IONESCO SUITE at BAM's Fishman Space is Absurdly Engaging and Existentially Freeing
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jan 30, 2019

BWW Review: Theatre de la Ville's IONESCO SUITE at BAM's Fishman Space is Absurdly Engaging and Existentially Freeing (more...)

eOne Gets Rights to Royal Family Series, INSIDE THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Deadline reports that Entertainment One (eOne) will distribute a documentary series that explores the British royal family. They also distribute The Walking Dead and Peppa Pig.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Message of RENT Holds Strong Despite Many Problems
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 28, 2019

RENT on FOX, the live musical event, began its broadcast with the words 'previously recorded' on the screen. Brennin Hunt, who plays Roger Davis in the show, broke his foot during dress rehearsal, which led to the decision that instead of airing live, FOX would broadcast the taped dress rehearsal performance. Unfortunately, this resulted in a show that was not at 100%, however, despite all of the trouble, there were many moments that shined through. (more...)

Velocity Announces New Executive Director Catherine Nueva España
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Velocity Dance Center is proud and honored to welcome Catherine Nueva España as our new Executive Director. Nueva España comes to Velocity most recently after serving as the Program Manager for Arts and Development at 501 Commons, where she consulted with arts and other non-profit organizations to increase their organizational capacity. Starting on February 19, she will bring to Velocity a multi-faceted performing arts background as a dancer, actor, and teacher, and nearly 20 years' experience in leadership teams, business operations and development, and consulting for non-profit organizations and for-profit firms in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.   (more...)

Birthday Releases New Music Video for 'No Fun'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Oakland pop artist birthday releases his new music video for 'No Fun'. The video was directed by Stefan Kohli, who has worked with artists like Arianna Grande, Pharrell Williams, Post Malone, and more. (more...)

Jazzy Ash And The Leaping Lizards Announced At The Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Children's musician Jazzy Ash brings her lively, family-friendly New Orleans-themed music to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Comes to The Warner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

A riveting production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER will be performed in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre February 1-3, featuring the students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Performance Lab. On October 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. (more...)

Review: LINDA VISTA Offers a Comically Unsettling Look at the Contemporary Dating Scene
by Shari Barrett - Jan 19, 2019

Now being presented by Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, directed by Dexter Bullard who also helmed the Steppenwolf production, LINDA VISTA features actor Ian Barford who has originated four roles in Letts' canon of plays, and has remained friends with the playwright for 30 years. But no doubt Letts' very contemporary and biting social commentary on the immaturity of men when it comes to dealing with women and adult life will no doubt upset many in the audience when it becomes apparent Wheeler will never be ready to grow up. After all, it seems the older he gets, the younger he wants to become even when his body won't go along with the idea. It's comically unsettling and all too real when it comes to the contemporary dating scene. (more...)

Mylene Garot: The Rising Star of Emotional Intelligence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Bourne
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 13, 2019

Today's subject Matthew Bourne has done what some might say is impossible, making his theatre life quite the big deal. Bourne has managed to meld the worlds of classical dance and theatre together in his internationally acclaimed company New Adventures with some pretty terrific results. His latest creation, Cinderella, hits the stage of the Opera House at Kennedy Center on January 15 playing through the 20th. (more...)

BWW Review: ASPECTS OF LOVE, Southwark Playhouse
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 11, 2019

Written between The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love belongs to the pool of Andrew Lloyd Webber's neglected musical. Back in 1989 it launched the career of none other than Michael Ball, who wowed the audiences with 'Love Changes Everything', his character Alex's big song which, surprisingly, opens the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Through Tears, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Wows at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jan 10, 2019

A powerful, emotionally-riveting, dynamically-staged original stage musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a truly incredible, phenomenal show that I happily admit-in just a few years of its existence-has quickly become one of my favorite Broadway musicals of all time. Not only does it feature gorgeous, memorable songs from Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, it also has a simple but notably layered and impactful book by Steven Levenson that encourages deeper, meaningful discourse long after the end of the show. Even more remarkable is that the show presents a troubled but empathetic title character that demands so much from the extraordinary Ben Levi Ross-the actor tasked to bring him to life-that you are left in awe at his performance's sheer tenacity and brilliance. Thankfully, it has finally arrived at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where the Tony Award-winning musical's first national tour continues its much-too-brief two-week engagement through January 13, 2019 in Costa Mesa. (more...)

BWW Interview: Storyteller Extraordinaire Patricia McGregor Ruminates on Nat, Sammy, Dominique & Her 3 P's
by Gil Kaan - Feb 9, 2019

Director Patricia McGregor returns to the Geffen Playhouse after her successful directorial stint of Dominique Morriseau's SKELETON CREW last year. This time, Patricia directs the west coast premiere of LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE (now, already in previews), co-written by herself and Coleman Domingo. Patricia took some time after a long day of rehearsals to chat with me over the phone. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Des Moines Performing Arts-We Have Been Found
by DC Felton - Feb 9, 2019

Des Moines Has been found! The tour of 'Dear Even Hansen' plays at Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center through February 10 and this is a not to be missed production. (more...)

BWW Review: SEXY LAMP, VAULT Festival
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 8, 2019

Following her award-winning Bicycles and Fish, Katie Arnstein is back at VAULT Festival with Sexy Lamp, an honest and straightforward account of her beginnings as an actress and a cutting analysis of the flaws and sexism of the business. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bibeth Orteza Talks Joining the Company of SILENT SKY
by Jude Cartalaba - Feb 8, 2019

Though acting on stage is nothing new to writer-director Bibeth Orteza, she considers her stint in this year's restaging of Lauren Gunderson's play 'Silent Sky' still difficult. For her, it is always tough when one does her best. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE DEAD SOUTH Charms North America and Europe With Bluegrass, Banjo, Guitar and Grit
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 6, 2019

BWW Review: THE DEAD SOUTH Charms North America and Europe With Bluegrass, Banjo, Guitar and Grit (more...)

BMOP/sound Releases New Album, 'David Sanford: Black Noise'
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Known as the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music, BMOP/sound today announced the release of a new album: David Sanford: Black Noise (TBR 02.05.19) performed by the intrepid musicians of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and led by conductor Gil Rose. (more...)

Elton John Announces Dates for the 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, today reveals details of the epic 15-date Australian and 3-date New Zealand leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. (more...)

Paul and Linda McCartney Present Reissue Of PROFESSOR LONGHAIR LIVE ON THE QUEEN MARY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Originally released in 1978 on Harvest Records, Professor Longhair's Live on the Queen Mary documents a legendary performance from the Venus and Mars album release party thrown by Paul and Linda McCartney and Wings in 1975. (more...)

Joey Fatone Reveals "Masked" Details with Guests Donnie Wahlberg and Robin Thicke on New Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Officially “unmasked,” singer and actor Joey Fatone invites fans to get real with him every week in his new podcast debuting today in partnership with network leader, PodcastOne. Fatone and longtime manager and friend, Joe Mulvihill, co-host Two Cups of Joe with new episodes every Wednesday, exclusively on PodcastOne.com and Apple Podcasts. (more...)

Hand Habits Shares PLACEHOLDER Album Stream, Out 3/1 via Saddle Creek
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Today, Hand Habits has shared the album stream for placeholder, their anticipated new album. NPR who premiered the stream as a First Listen is saying 'Duffy pays scrupulous attention to detail in songs that function like intricate dioramas... On placeholder, the singer contemplates the fragility of human relationships and the hard-to-stomach reality that many of the people, experiences and places we've loved are only stepping stones on a journey of self-discovery' (more...)

Nashville's Austin Plaine to Release STRATFORD On 5/17, Shares Wistful SOMETHING MORE Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Like only the most insightful songwriters, Austin Plaine draws intense emotion from the subtlest moments. On his sophomore album Stratford, the Minnesota-bred, Nashville-based musician shapes his lyrical storytelling with both precision and pure feeling, capturing every nuance of lost love and longing and fractured innocence. And while Stratford is steeped in a warm nostalgia, Plaine instills each song with a quiet optimism that speaks to bravely moving forward, even in troubled times.  (more...)

Fathers, Sons, and Dynastic Struggle: HENRY IV, PART I at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 18, 2019

Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I (1597), now being revived by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, is at its heart a family story. It certainly bears the traditional characteristics of Shakespeare's history plays, but it is, first and foremost, a story of two fathers and two sons, and only secondarily about dynastic struggles. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Will Return to Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Dates have been announced for the Charlotte return of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing Ovens Auditorium Dec. 6-8, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Emily Belvo & Jonelle Meyer Are Perfect in Hat Trick Theatre's Imperfect Production of Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE FEMALE VERSION
by Peter Nason - Feb 17, 2019

With Belvo and Meyer leading the way, this is as funny an ODD COUPLE as you will likely see. (more...)

Review: HARRIET at the Group Theatre
by Rosanna Liuski - Feb 15, 2019

The beginning is beautifully harmonious: there is white, black and light yellow in tender different shades. White in clothes and the walls, black in boots and in the decorations of the piano. The candles beam yellow light in which everything basks. (more...)

Second Elton John Concert Added At Victoria's Iconic Hanging Rock To Meet Demand
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Due to enormous demand in pre-sales, Frontier Touring are pleased to announce a second – and final – Hanging Rock concert has been added for Sunday 26 January. (more...)

Amore Opera Presents Meyerbeer And Mozart In March 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Amore Opera continues its 2018-19 season at the Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027) with a production of Giacomo Meyerbeer's long-forgotten comic opera, Dinorah, sung in the original French. Amore will be using the score and orchestral parts recently restored by the Deutsche Oper Berlin. (more...)

BWW Blog: Experiencing The Kennedy Center as a Catholic University Drama Student
by Student Blogger: Brandon Horwin - Feb 1, 2019

Hello everybody! My name is Brandon Horwin and I am a sophomore drama major and performing arts management minor in the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. I'm thrilled to be a Student Blogger for BroadwayWorld and to take you inside the life of a drama student in our Nation's Capital. (more...)

Andy Ferro Releases New Album 'Character Development' On Burger Records
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Nashville musician Andy Ferro has released his debut album via Burger Records. The album Character Development was available on Tuesday, January 29th via Spotify and as a limited cassette release. A native of London, Ferro has previously released music with the band Ranch Ghost. (more...)

The Baxter Offers Three Shows To Choose From, Plus a Party, For New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

New Year's Eve at the Baxter Theatre Centre offers three festively fabulous shows to choose from, culminating in one of Cape Town's most popular and exciting parties perfect to herald in the good tidings of 2019. There's Marc Lottering's mega-hit production, Aunty Merle, the Musical, Nick Rabinowitz's latest comedy Dry White and Real Art Wednesday's vibrant RAW Fest. (more...)

Oh What A Night! JERSEY BOYS Rings In The New Year At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 20, 2018

The McCallum Theatre announces the return engagement for Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS for eight performances, January 15 through January 20.  Opening night performance on Tuesday, January 15 is presented through the generosity of Jerry and Sarah Mathews. JERSEY BOYS is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard, and the radio just couldn't get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story, a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back to You." (more...)

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