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by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2019
On Tuesday 12 February 2019, Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr. Christophe Farnaud, will bestow on South African playwright, Mr. Brett Bailey, the award of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters) on behalf of French President Emmanuel Macron at the Granger Bay Hotel School Restaurant, in Mouille Point, Cape Town.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
This iconic Willy Russell play, set in Liverpool, England in 1980, follows the relationship between hairdresser Rita, and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, over the course of a year.
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 8, 2019
Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny (Menashe Noy) who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss. Her rapid RISE through the ranks and her increasing financial success seem to parallel a pattern of predatory behavior which ultimately brings her career and marital relationship to the brink. This timely and devastating story is expertly told by longtime feminist filmmaker Michal Aviad.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2019
TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, is proud to host a conversation between comedian and actor Ken Jeong and The New York Times on February 21.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2019
On February 11, New York Theatre Workshop is celebrating 40 years of bringing the work of visionary artists to adventurous audiences. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village, NYTW presents four new productions, over 80 readings and numerous workshop productions for over 45,000 audience members. NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs, including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies and artist fellowships.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2019
Pear Theatre is proud to announce its 18th season, a signature mix of classic works and stunning contemporary pieces. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre's performance space at 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Each show offers a preview performance on the first Thursday, followed by Press/Opening Night on Friday.
by Alan Henry - Feb 7, 2019
THE CATS is coming to Teatro Municipal Joaquimbenite in Portugal March 2nd to 5th, 2019.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2019
What if you could live forever? What if you were asked to keep a shocking secret? Young Winnie Foster suddenly finds herself faced with these dilemmas when she ventures from her routine one single summer morning.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2019
UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents a LAUNCH PAD preview production of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 from February 14th to 24th in the Performing Arts Theater. Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis and adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 is a story of family, love, and perseverance. The play centers on a buoyant, loving Michigan family of five traveling south to Alabama during the turbulent summer of 1963, a time of racially motivated upheaval and civil unrest. Ten-year-old Kenny is conflicted about this family vacation, but as his world expands, Kenny learns he's more courageous than he ever thought himself capable.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 7, 2019
The National Theatre today announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani's production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney's remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play, which was first produced in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2014, designed by Hildegard Bechtler and reconceived in an exciting new production, featuring a live on-stage band, for the tour.
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2019
Jeff Daniels was a guest on last night's episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' During the interview, Daniels talks about playing Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin's Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and even shows Jimmy some of his vocal warmups!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2019
For 47 years, internationally renowned movement company Pilobolus has tested the limit of human physicality, exploring the power of connected bodies. Its all-new work, Shadowland: The New Adventure, utilizes the company's mixed media exploration to tell a love story about two people on a quest to save a magical bird. Employing animation, video, and live shadow theatre, this madcap adventure dips its toe into the genres of science fiction, film noir, and romantic comedy.
by Marianka Swain - Feb 19, 2019
The play is very much about love: looking for it in all the wrong and right places. It's also about the East End of London. I've tried my best to give people the sharp language and humour of the East End. Even though we're dealing with some serious issues, us Hoxton folk make light of most of life's angst. It's the rebel in us all, I suppose.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
David Dean Bottrell announced today that he is pleased to bring the newly revised 2019 version of his critically acclaimed One Man show to New York City this February. Partnering with Director Guy Stroman and Producer Akia Squitieri, the show will be presented at the storied Dixon Place Theatre.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 18, 2019
Curiouser and curiouser, and groovier: a classic of children's literature hits the dance floor in Disco Alice: The Wonderland Remix, an original adaptation performed by Perseverance Theatre's Young Company, March 1-3 and 8-10 in the Phoenix Theatre (Black Box). Based on the beloved book by Lewis Carroll, this fantastical production for all ages, adapted and directed by William Conrow, features disco-era choreography by Becky Engstrom and Alisha Falberg, psychedelic scenic murals by Glo Ramirez, and whimsical costumes by Ruth Fulwiler
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019
The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance at Austin presents UTNT (UT New Theatre), March 12-31, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the F. Loren Winship Drama Building. Established in 2007 by nationally renowned playwright Steven Dietz, UTNT (UT New Theatre) is an annual showcase of newly developed works for the American stage from playwrights of the Department of Theatre and Dance's master of fine arts program and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its twelfth year, UTNT brings to the stage compelling works by I-Chia Chiu, Hannah Kenah, Daria Miyeko Marinelli and Thom May.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019
Theatre Now New York (TNNY) is pleased to announce the top 10 musical finalists chosen for SOUND BITES 6.0, the Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals. The SOUND BITES 6.0 Adjudication Committee selected the top 10 finalists for this year's festival from a record-breaking number of submissions. This one-night only event, now in its sixth year, will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, and showcases 10 new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019
The Latina Women's Association and the Warner Theatre will host a free film screening of Hay Un Pa s En El Mundo on Thursday, February 28 at 6 pm in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The film is a documentary, directed by Jos Pintor, about a national registry of Dominican literature, painting, economy, society, gastronomy, agriculture and popular art. It includes participation from important national music representatives, and experts and intellectuals in each topic.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Monday! Kick off a brand new week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019
Hudson Theatre Works Presents"The Caretaker'by Harold Pinter at their new space 80 Hauxhurst Avenue Weehawken, NJ 07086 on February 21 thru March 10 Thursday - Saturday @8pm, Sunday @5pm
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2019
From March 21 to April 7, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in an update of its perennially popular 'Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye,' translated and directed by Vit Horejs. This classic of the Czech marionette repertoire is traditionally used to make fun of a king or a local mayor.  The company's adaptation was initially developed in 1990 and its topical references are being updated to the current topsy-turvy political climate.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019
Main Street Theater provides theater experiences for all ages.  Founded in 1975, our MainStage produces professional, intimate, literary plays for adults; our Theater for Youth produces professional, engaging productions based on children's literature for families and school groups, both in-house and on tour around Texas; and we offer Education and Outreach programs on-site and at satellite locations around the Greater Houston area for youth aged 4 - high school.  We perform locally in 2 facilities: our Rice Village home on Times. Blvd., and as part of the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street. 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019
Hillary and Bill Clinton made a stir tonight at the Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The former president and secretary of state received a warm welcome from the sold-out crowd as they made their way to their seats. See video below!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019
The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, under the artistic direction of Desmond Earley, is Ireland's leading collegiate choral ensemble.The Choral Scholars' second recording on the Signum label, entitled Perpetual Twilight, will be released on March 1st. The album features a program of new choral music inspired by the evocative imagery of the natural world in traditional Irish and Scottish folksong and poetry. The disc includes world-premiere recordings of new works and arrangements commissioned by the choir. 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019
The Sylvan Winds announce the opening concert of the 2019 Spring Season celebrating music, art, and history. Performing in important cultural and historic New York City buildings, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that reflect the environs of each space.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019
PEN America presents the 2019 PEN World Voices Festival: Open Secrets (May 6-12), focusing on the dissolving boundary between the public and the private in the literary, cultural, social, and political realms.  A flowering of the genres of literary memoir and personal testimony has been accompanied by increased digital avenues for story-telling, revelation, and expose before both designated and public audiences.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2019
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Daddy Long Legs, a musical stage production based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019
In a New York premiere that marks a new chapter for the 27-year-old company rooted in the New York City's vibrant Asian-American community, Yangtze Repertory Theatre tackles JUNE IS THE FIRST FALL, an award-winning contemporary play by Yilong Liu exploring the themes of identity, sexuality, and immigration.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 14, 2019
TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, is proud to host a conversation between 'The Daily Show' alumnus and Peabody Award-winning comic Hasan Minhaj and The New York Times culture reporter Sopan Deb on February 28.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019
Pat Wilhelms, Artistic Director for Roanoke Children's Theatre, is proud to announce the upcoming selection of plays for the Company's 12th Season. For over a decade, RCT has been the valley's only professional theatre designed specifically for children, schools and families. Continuing the motto of "Bigger and Better at the Jefferson Center," the 2019-2020 Season will be packed with plenty of fan favorites and classics.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
As the centerpiece of its 2018-19 season, The Joffrey Ballet proudly announces the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, considered the greatest literature ever written. This majestic full-length work is presented in a first-time collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet to be performed in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, February 13-24, 2019.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2019
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is to receive a $10,000 Art Works grant from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help fund a community engagement project centered on Mango Suite, a new work by composer Derek Bermel, and its inspiration Sandra Cisneros and her short novel The House on Mango Street. Ms. Cisneros' book provides a window onto what it's like growing up amid two cultures.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2019
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to present Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. This madcap play about a weekend with the eccentric Bliss family will star the MFA Class of 2020 and a guest performer.  Director Jerrold Scott's production will take the audience back to the 1920's and remind them of the joy of life and fear of boredom. The show will run from February 27th-March 9th in Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 13, 2019
The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) TV One's joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins, Chairman and CEO of TV One. The winners will be revealed during the Two-Hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019
TEVYE SERVED RAW made its New York premiere in 2018 to unanimous rave reviews ("Hilarious" - Jewish Standard; "Incredibly moving" - Tablet; "Brilliantly directed" - Forward) and, by popular demand, returned this year to its home at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46 Street (just east of Seventh Ave.) There are only two more performances before the strictly limited engagement concludes tonight.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019
Irish Arts Center (IAC), a multidisciplinary center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish arts and culture, presents Dannielle Tegeder: Drawing Room, the Field Guide to Experimental Irish Literature, January 11-April 7. For this active exhibition, New York artist Dannielle Tegeder reached out to select contemporary Irish poets, asking them to contribute a work of theirs, in some way evoking or thematically related to Ireland. Using sheets of archival paper printed with these pieces, Tegeder has begun-and will continue-responding to their words through abstract drawing and collage. The exhibition will have several different iterations, changing and evolving as new collaborations between artist and poet emerge.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019
Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019
On March 15th, the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin will celebrate their 20th anniversary and the release of their new Signum recording, Perpetual Twilight, with a performance at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Under the artistic direction of Desmond Earley, the Choral Scholars has become Ireland's leading collegiate choral ensemble.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2019
92Y's Tisch Center for the Arts is proud to announce its 2019/20 Classical season, with more than 50 concerts from mid-October through early June. Curated by DirectorHanna Arie-Gaifman with Artistic Administrator Nicholas Russotto, it may be 92Y's most ambitious season to date, in both size and artistic scope. From solo recitals to chamber operas, the 19/20 offerings epitomize the world-class artistry and intelligent programming for which 92Y is known. Details on individual series and programs follow, along with a chronological list of concerts.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre, is proud to open its Spring 2019 season this weekend with one of the best-known tragic plays of all time, William Shakespeare's Othello. Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner Jessica Kubzansky will direct William Shakespeare's timeless classic, set in the present day, that will examine the consequences of love thwarted. Press opening night of Othello is this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. and runs through April 28.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2019
On this day in 1998, Tony Award-winner John Leguizamo made his Broadway debut in the solo show Freak.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2019
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 33rd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 27-31, 2019, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2019
La MaMa will present the US Premiere of Kosovo's Qendra Multimedia in 55 SHADES OF GAY: BALKAN SPRING OF SEXUAL REVOLUTION, a contemporary burlesque story about LGBTI politics in the Balkans written by Jeton Neziraj and directed by Blerta Neziraj. Performances begin March 7, 2019 at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2019
Composer Sebastian Currier's Ghost Trio, written for violinist and longtime champion of his music Anne-Sophie Mutter, receives its world premiere at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. Performed by Ms. Mutter with cellist Daniel Muller-Schott and pianist Lambert Orkis, the work is a piano trio that explores the history and legacy of the genre through allusions to classic works. Ms. Mutter, Mr. Muller-Schott, and Mr. Orkis reprise the work at Chicago's Symphony Center on Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 11, 2019
The Crossing and Donald Nally have won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for their recording of Lansing McLoskey's Zealot Canticles. The award was presented yesterday, February 10, 2019, at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. This marks the Philadelphia new-music choir's second consecutive Grammy in the category, previously winning the 2018 Grammy for Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century with PRISM Saxophone Quartet on ECM. The Crossing's recording of Thomas Lloyd's Bonhoeffer (Albany 2016) was nominated for the 2017 Grammy in the same category.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 11, 2019
Calling all musicians, dancers, actors and other performing artists! The Guilford Performing Arts Festival has begun accepting applications for performers and workshop facilitators for the 2019 festival, which will take place in some 20 venues in and around downtown Guilford from September 26 to 29, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2019
Prime Cut Productions has announced further details for Removed, a brand new play inspired by interviews with young people growing up in care in Northern Ireland, created in collaboration with playwright Fionnuala Kennedy and Voice Of Young People In Care (VOYPIC), and in association with Young at Art. Removed will receive its world premiere at Belfast Children's Festival on Saturday 9 March and run from 07 to 16 March 2019 at the Brian Friel Theatre.
by Sarah Murphy - Feb 10, 2019
Inspired by the idea that the greatest "clowns" sometimes hide the greatest pain, Synetic Theater's creative team, helmed by Vato Tsikurishvili in his directorial debut, has created a wonderful world of pantomime and harlequin.

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