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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Smoke Season release their pounding new remix to 'Up On Me,' which debuted on Consequence of Sound's 'Origins' earlier this Spring. The remix was created by Los Angeles producer/DJ Lena Brown, aka Tuff Ghost, and offers an entirely new EDM soundscape of the song.
by Natasha Ashley - May 9, 2019
The touring production of The Book of Mormon is now 'educating' and entertaining audiences in Syracuse's Landmark Theatre. This musical of course brings many laughs and pushes many boundaries by taking a fresh look at the familiar and friendly Mormons that may have knocked on your door. Whether you think the writers are mocking them or just helping you look at them in a different way is up for personal interpretation.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The 14th annual Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Student Finale will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Smoke Season release their newest single 'You' today, which premiered on Nylon earlier this week. The pulsating, heartbreak song is totally out of the norm from a typical love song, which the tastemaker magazine said was 'so exciting,' continuing, 'in many hands, this would be an invitation for cliché, but not for Smoke Season.'
by Elliot Lanes - May 29, 2019
Today's subject David Muse is currently living his theatre life as the Artistic Director of Studio Theatre. This season marks his ninth in the position. He became only the second Artistic Director in the company's history when founder Joy Zinoman stepped down in 2010.He is currently represented as a director at Studio Theatre with The Children which is now playing through June 9th in the Metheny Theatre space.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
This fall, artists and audiences from the Washington, D.C. area, the U.S., and around the globe come together at the nation's cultural capital to dance, sing, create, collaborate, listen, learn, talk, share, and celebrate the opening of the REACH, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's unprecedented new expansion. At a preview event today, May 29, which marks both President Kennedy's 102nd birthday and 100 days until the historic opening, the Kennedy Center unveiled preliminary details of the free 16-day REACH Opening Festival on September 7-22.
by Natasha Ashley - May 29, 2019
The touring production of Finding Neverland has now soared into Syracuse's Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater as part of the Famous Artists Broadway Theatre Series. With an impressive book by James Graham and powerful music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, this inspiring musical is pure fun and magic on stage.
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2019
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic Monsterverse: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 26, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre launches its 2019 Theatre for Young Audiences series with a fresh, vivid, polished production of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's highly original musical version of SNOW WHITE. The familiar fairytale gets a 'politically correct' overhaul in this iteration - one which despite the fact that it was written more than twenty-five years ago - remains astoundingly innovative and relevantly modern.
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019
Broadway In Chicago is announcing that there will be a digital lottery and rush tickets for FALSETTOS which will play Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph).
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019
As a special 'thank you' to the military, FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN announces current and veteran military members are eligible to receive up to four free tickets to FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) from Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 27.
by Maeve Riley - May 23, 2019
Four Chords and a Gun is an intense black comedy about the infamous punk band the Ramones written by John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”, “Speechless”). The play reveals the drama-filled 1979 recording session that led to The Ramones album, End of the Century, produced by the eccentric gun wielding Phil Spector. The Canadian premier of this sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching, always gritty, story of how the world's greatest Punk album came to be is directed by long-time Toronto Star theatre critic and Stratford Festival director Richard Ouzounian. Hey Ho Let's Go! to a play about the Ramones followed by a concert. Not a f***ing musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
'It's Showtime' for a blockbuster lineup of performances during the 2019-2020 season at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater. The season schedule includes comedy of all kinds, stunning acrobatic feats, a cappella sensations, new twists on musical classics, festive family shows, soaring gospel tributes, groundbreaking films, and international dance and folklore. Tickets go on sale June 6 to Majestic Theater members and June 7 to the general public.
by Jaclyn Layman - May 2, 2019
Brad Zimmerman lights up the stage at Bickford Theater at The Morris Museum.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019
Angie is a rare breed of entertainer, often described as a 'volcano waiting to erupt'!! You will understand why when you see her perform, as she lights up the stage with the energy, passion, talent and stage personality one can expect from a true professional.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Critically lauded Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell has confirmed more tour dates in support of her 11th studio album, Wake Up Again, out June 7 on Yep Roc Records. Kicking off with an album release show June 9, at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles, the tour includes stops in Philadelphia, New York City, and a debut appearance at JazzFest in Montreal. A full list of dates is below. 
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019
In the relaxed and sumptuous atmosphere of Porchester Hall, The Little Orchestra will present an exciting investigation of parts II and III of Handel's Messiah, staged in their signature fashion with an intimate semi-immersive theatrical style concert, a pop-up food menu, a fully stocked bar and plush sofas.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Worthing Theatres are offering a completely free screening of the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz as part of Dementia Action Week, this special dementia-friendly screening will take place at the Connaught Cinema on Tuesday 21st May, 10.45am.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Sydney audiences are loving the iconic hit Saturday Night Fever at the Sydney Lyric Theatre but the exclusive Australian season only has three weeks left to run. This celebration of one of the most loved films and soundtracks of all time must close on Sunday 2 June.
by Kelsey Lawler - May 1, 2019
From pixie dust to tick-tocking crocodiles, sneaky pirates to Lost Boys, Peter Pan is a beloved story that's been told every which way. In First Stage's Tinker Bell, we see Pan's journey through the eyes of his tiny, trusty sidekick. Here are 5 reasons her point of view is worth a peek.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019
The iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre tomorrow night in front of a star-studded capacity audience, playing exclusively in Sydney until 2 June.
by Karen Bovard - Mar 28, 2019
Sometimes all the pieces come together: story, language, visuals, performance, staging.  That's the case with the superb production of the French classic CYRANO DE BERGERAC currently playing on the proscenium stage at the Guthrie.  Artistic director Joseph Haj first created his own adaptation in 2006, and he's tweaked it here. The result is quite faithful to the original but tighter, a little less flowery, and more in keeping with modern notions about female agency.
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 23, 2019
INDECENT is a more than decent as good theatre. I'd see it again if only for the beauty of the production. Performances run through April 14th with tickets available at or by calling 402-345-1576.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
From April 5th to May 5th at JCB Theatre - Second City, award-winning comedian Carol Zoccoli will be telling how it was growing up as a woman in Brazil and having to learn to fight men to survive in an one-person show called How To Beat Up Any Man.
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, announced today that it will honor Brendon Urie, front man of the band Panic! at the Disco, with the Inspiration Award for his ongoing commitment to LGBTQ youth and for investing in the power of students to create more inclusive schools. Urie will be presented with the Inspiration Award at the upcoming 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York, on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street.
by Kay Kudukis - Mar 18, 2019
Playwright Terry Ray's Electricity, the story of two gay men trying to figure out how they fit into each other's world, is a powerful reminder that we are worthy of being loved, even if we think we are broken. Not to mention, you'll laugh your past off.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a brilliant lineup of Tony Award -winning productions and the latest Broadway blockbusters.
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 18, 2019
A powerful and passionate production of Peter Pan dazzled audiences this past weekend at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse, New York. The Syracuse City Ballet out did their past productions with this high-flying adventurous ballet. The staging, the flying effects, and of course the dancing were all magnificent under the Syracuse City Ballet's Artistic Director Kathleen Rathbun (direction and choreography).
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 7, 2019
For one night only, the 10th anniversary touring production of Rock of Ages rocked out at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical featuring strobe lights, fog effects, classic '80s hits certainly got the crowd going as the cheesy, yet amusing story of love, hope, and dreams played out. It was 'nothing but a good time' as the energetic rock musical came to life under the direction of Martha Banta featuring powerhouse vocals, spot on '80s costume designs by Cynthia Nordstrom, and out of this world lighting by Mike Baldassari.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jun 30, 2019
Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles is a very unique and valuable, strong and powerful Dance Company. They offered up two fantastic evenings of Dance, Song, Music and a Q&A, last weekend at Club Fais Do Do, and this past weekend at the Skirball Center, in conjunction with a Fashion Exhibit of Rudy Gernreich's '60s fashions that tied in perfectly with the 2nd dance piece presented that evening. The costumes used in 'Inscape,' were originally created by Rudi Gernreich at the same time the piece was set, in 1976. 'Choose Your Identity' June 16, 2019 The evening began with singer Tawny Ellis and her band, performing several selections from her new upcoming album release 'Love Life.' Dressed in a beautiful, flowing, lacy white dress, she looked like an angel and sang like one, playing her matching white Lap Steel and omni chord instruments with a passionate, down-to-earth country sound that was soothingly sultry, with lyrics that commanded your attention. She and her talented band played selections from her upcoming release; one of them being 'Pretend Love,' which was accompanied by a beautiful dance, choreographed by the Artistic Director, Judith FLEX Helle, performed by the incredible Kelly Vittetoe, an extraordinary soloist, en pointe, accompanied by David Tai Kim and Cory Goel. The strongest ballerina I have ever seen, (Ms. Vittetoe) that up-close; performing magnificently, with one of the most beautiful bodies, face and feet, ever. She is exquisite, and her two partners were also equally impressive. The exactness of technique performed by all three dancers was just heavenly. Up close and personal. What a treat!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Surely, this is one of this summer's most uplifting tunes, presented by a true dream team, consisting of Yves V, Afrojack and Icona Pop. 'We Got That Cool' features an uplifting house groove, radiant pop sentiments and a world famous, addictive 'Gypsy Woman' melody. Meanwhile, Icona Pop lights up the chorus with bright vocals, turning this record into a burst of feel good energy. 
by Michael Rabice - Jun 25, 2019
To say that George Bernard Shaw's social commentaries were erudite would be an understatement. His keen eye and astute observations always allow the reader or viewer to take pause and contemplate life in a different light. The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the Lake is producing one of his lesser works, GETTING MARRIED. Originally written for the stage in 1908, many of it's concepts remain unchanged regarding the institution of marriage and it's sanctity, but Shaw ingeniously takes us for a roller coaster of a ride in telling this story.
by Stefani Chudnow - Jun 24, 2019
Lights up on Washington Heights! Until July 14th, you can witness Lin-Manuel Miranda's hugely successful musical, In The Heights, at Saugatuck Center for the Arts. In The Heights was a smash hit on Broadway, going on to win such awards as the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
M Resort Spa Casino lights up the sky with a festive firework display choreographed to music in honor of Independence Day Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m. Guests can view the fireworks from the M Pool deck after enjoying a special Fourth of July holiday menu at Studio B Buffet and holiday-themed casino promotions throughout the resort.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
With many festivals taking the summer off, plus Stonewall50, the Fresh Fruit Festival - one of the leading LGBTQ arts organizations in New York - is poised to be the go-to program this summer for quality, cutting-edge entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Right now, the Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater is presenting the 90s pop musical, Game Changers. A throwback to the popular kids' game shows of the 1990s, Game Changers follows six young contestants, each determined to be the first to make it to the top of Mt. Victory and win the game. As the challenges increase in difficulty and the stakes heighten, each contestant learns more about themselves and each other, ultimately leading to the realization that in order to win the game, they must do something that's never been done before…Please join us for a cool summer experience that lights up the stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus announces the returning Family Discovery Series for the upcoming 2019-20 season, a selection of programming curated to appeal to burgeoning arts lovers.
by Roy Berko - Jul 15, 2019
What do 'James and the Giant Peach,' 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'George's Marvelous Medicine' all have in common? They were all written by Roald Dahl.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 10, 2019
I have visited Laguna Beach for several consecutive summers, enjoying the vibrant arts scene by spending a full day wandering through THE SAWDUST FESTIVAL, THE LAGUNA ART A-FAIR, FESTIVAL OF ARTS and PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS, with all sites, including the Laguna Playhouse, within walking distance of each on the main street into the city. The beautiful coastal city has so much to offer in the way of fine dining, art galleries, shopping, theatre, beach activities, all accessible via a free shuttle service, it would easily make for a wonderful week-long family vacation site or a jam-packed day of celebrating the arts.
by David Edward Perry - Apr 5, 2019
'The Mountaintop' breaks that tired old piggy bank of the homogenized perception of Martin Luther King, Jr. Katori Hall's wonderful writing reveals the extent of how complex and troubled he was; enlightening the audience to want to know more. The incredible performances by Robert Burgins, Jr. and Kenya Stewart are woven with intense emotion and commitment.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell's second single, “Be Together” from her forthcoming album, Wake Up Again, premiered today at American Songwriter.
by Alyssa Biederman - Apr 28, 2019
In front of projections of impressionist art and a set reminiscent of a still life painting, a simple story of romance, loss, poverty, and creation plays out. Opera Philadelphia's re-imagining of La Boheme takes the classic tale to a new level.
by Monica Moore - Apr 26, 2019
Intelligently and meticulously directed by Zane Fleming, many layers unfold throughout this professional quality two-hour narrative. The opening minutes - sound effects in blackout effectively capture and convey the backstory - the horrors of modern day warfare - which alerts us to expect scars and wounds, emotional, psychological and physical. On lights up, we are immediately drawn into the disquiet.
by Karen Bovard - Apr 22, 2019
'Bodies' is the first word spoken in Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's METAMORPHOSES, and it's the physicality of the story telling that makes this show such a theatrical pleasure. First developed with students at Northwestern, the production went pro and opened on Broadway in 2002 at Circle in the Square. There it created quite a splash, literally: the first two rows of audience were supplied with disposable raincoats. Yes, that's right: METAMORPHOSES is staged in and around a pool.
by Vicki Trask - Apr 19, 2019
The highly anticipated season-closer of Billy Elliot the Musical has been a long-time coming for Theatre Calgary. With the promise of an all-Calgarian cast and more musical showcasing from emerging artists, there was a lot of excitement leading up to opening night. I left the Max Bell Theatre with the same excitement for all the things to come from this incredible production.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Dmitri in the Dark is a performance experience that combines a live string quartet playing Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 6 alongside contemporary circus artists. Listen once to Shostakovich's quartet performed in almost complete darkness to form your own imaginings about the beautiful yet scathing piece. Rejoin us after an intermission with Russian treats to hear the quartet played again, this time with the lights up and accompanied by physical theater actors, acrobats, and contortionists who will help create a visual version of the story Shostakovich tells us in his music.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Lights up in Washington Heights! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the movie adaptation of the Tony-winning musical In the Heights has officially found its cast! In honor of the occasion, we've getting to know the film's residents of Washington Heights! Check it all out below!