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Actor Jeremy Irons to Speak at New York Philharmonic's UMS Closing Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) announces that British actor Jeremy Irons will be the Speaker for the Hill Auditorium performance of Bernstein's Symphony No. 3 ('Kaddish') that closes the 2017 New York Philharmonic residency on Sunday, November 19. (more...)

Star of Stage & Screen Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary OSCAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

USA Today reports that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this morning that actor Donald Sutherland will receive an honorary Oscar, along with cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announces complete casting for its upcoming 2017/18 season, which begins this week with the Philadelphia premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend Red Velvet opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Prominent Authors Read Censored Works to Benefit ACLU at Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

ThirdCoastReview.com (3CR) and Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Live Lit present CENSORED! We Read Banned Books: An ACLU Benefit to raise money for ACLU Illinois and to conclude the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom's Banned Books Week. (more...)

Kara Lindsay, Nic Rouleau, Jill Paice, and More Join BROADWAY BOUND Part 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

After an acclaimed debut in March of this year, Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the second edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

HeadFirst Productions Presents a Ten Day Multi-Arts Festival A FESTIVAL OF SEX, LOVE AND DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

HeadFirst Productions presents a new multi-arts festival at The Pleasance Theatre, titled A Festival of Sex, Love and Death. The festival brings five events from eight companies, including three double bills, to Islington for ten days this autumn. (more...)

3CR and KYD Present ACLU Benefit CENSORED!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

ThirdCoastReview.com (3CR) and Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Live Lit present CENSORED! We Read Banned Books: An ACLU Benefit to raise money for ACLU Illinois and to conclude the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom's Banned Books Week, an annual celebration to support the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, ITÂ'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, September 30, 2017
by - Sep 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, ITÂ’S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 30, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Tom Hiddleston In Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Kenneth Branagh's theatre company has joined forces with RADA for a co-production of HAMLET, to support the transformation of RADA's Chenies Street site in London, further developing the Academy as a world leader in dramatic arts training. Tom Hiddleston stars. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces IN CONVERSATION with Michael W. Brooks and Charles McMahon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

As part of its ongoing In Conversation Series of fascinating discussions with theater artists and special guests, Lantern Theater Company will host noted drama scholar Michael W. Brooks and Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon for In Conversation: The Mirror to Nature on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m. (more...)

HeadFirst Productions Presents Festival of Sex, Love & Death at Pleasance Theatre Islington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

From 24 October - 4 November 2017, HeadFirst Productions presents a new multi-arts festival at The Pleasance Theatre, titled A Festival of Sex, Love and Death. (more...)

Anne Dereaux Releases Official Video for 'MO(U)RNING'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Anne Dereaux is letting her hypnotizing vocals take center stage in her visual for 'MO(U)RNING' and we just can't get enough. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces Conversation Examining Thomas Jefferson's Religious Beliefs
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

As part of its ongoing In Conversation Series of fascinating discussions with theater artists and special guests,  Lantern Theater Company will host noted historians and scholars Dr. John C. Van Horne and Dr. Charles T. Cullen for In Conversation: Thomas Jefferson's Religious Beliefs on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at approximately 8:15 p.m. These two eminent historians of the late colonial and Federal period of American history will explore what Founding Father Thomas Jefferson really thought about God, religion, and religious freedom. The hour-long discussion will focus on Jefferson's views on Christianity, freedom of conscience, and the establishment of religions, especially his authorship of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Presented in conjunction with the Lantern's production of Scott Carter's The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, the program will also respond to the play, exploring the extent to which Jefferson lived up to the principles espoused in his own "gospels," The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth and The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. The conversation immediately follows the 6:30 p.m. performance on Tuesday, June 13, and is free to the general public with ticket purchase. Members of the press are invited to attend; advance reservations are required. (more...)

SLUT-shaming explored at Old Fitz Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Edgeware Forum and Rue De La Rocket in association with Red Line Productions present SLUT by Patricia Cornelius at The Old Fitz Theatre from 13-24 June. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lantern Theater Company concludes its record-breaking 2016/17 season with the regional premiere of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, an uproarious, razor-sharp exploration of legacy and faith from playwright, former stand-up comedian, and longtime Real Time with Bill Maher writer and executive producer Scott Carter. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Sets 'Power, Passion & Privilege' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to 'Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none' (All's Well That Ends Well). Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the plays of the Power, Passion & Privilege Season explore liberty, justice, and equality. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Anne Dereaux Releases New Single 'Chop'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Anne Dereaux's newest single “Chop” produced by FKi 1st, is out now! The catchy track, “Chop” is from the Los Angeles-based singer's upcoming debut EP, Book of Lolita, set to release this summer. The third 'chapter,' “Chop,” follows hypnotic single, “Mourning,” and “Rock Away,”. (more...)

Guest Blog: Charlotte Hamblin Talks MISS JULIE at Theatre by the Lake
by Guest Blog: Charlotte Hamblin - Jun 30, 2017

I was 12 years old when I first picked up a copy of Strindberg's Miss Julie. I'm glad I didn't understand subtext at that age, but I'm eternally grateful that my mother casually left a copy lying around the house. From then on I was determined to play this zany, frenetic, iconic human. (more...)

Melanie Griffith to Play 'Mrs. Robinson' in THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Laguna Playhouse announced today that Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith will star as Mrs. Robinson in their upcoming production of THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. (more...)

Lucas Richman to Lead BMI's 20th Annual Conducting Workshop in North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc.  (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, announces its 20th annual six-day conducting workshop series taught by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. (more...)

BWW Review: CONFESIONES at Teatro Tercera Llamda
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

In most of her work, Josefina Lopez explores the hearts and minds of Hispanic women with vivid and bracing language that feels authentic; an honesty filtered through poetry. In her 1997 play Confesiones..., she draws compelling portraits of eight female characters who together might be said to chart a kind of multi-dimensional, fictional biography of what it means to be Chicana in modern American society. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces Extension of ...DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announced today that its record-breaking 2016/17 season closing production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord will extend its run to meet audience demand and will now close on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The following performances have been added: (more...)

Matt Roper's Burlesque Show WILFREDO'S WILD RIDE Announces Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

A four-date whistle-stop tour has been announced by the British comedian Matt Roper, taking in Baltimore, Washington D.C, Richmond and Philadelphia later this month. (more...)

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)

Amy Andersson Launches Orchestra Moderne NYC at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Higher Purpose Productions, LLC presents the launch of Orchestra Moderne NYC at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8pm. Orchestra Moderne NYC is a new, dynamic, and game-changing ensemble founded by internationally known conductor Amy Andersson in March 2017. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Heretic Productions Launches New Monologue Writing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Heretic Productions today announces Heretic Voices, a new nationwide competition to find the best new writing in monologue form, with the four winners receiving a full production in the main space at the Arcola Theatre in January 2018. (more...)

Pretty Peacock Productions Presents NEON DREAMS: Absinthe, A Black Light Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Pretty Peacock Productions presents The Aphrodisiacs in "Neon Dreams: Absinthe, A Black Light Cabaret" on August 26 and 27, 2017. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company presents Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. (more...)

NY Film Academy's Movie Musical STREETWRITE Coming to New York Public Library This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The New York Public Library will screen the New York Film Academy's "Streetwrite" at 13 locations this summer. The 23-minute, thought-provoking film is written and directed by, Blanche Baker, Emmy Award-winning actress and senior faculty member at the New York Film Academy's Acting for Film School. (more...)

Inaugural INGENIO Play Fest Milagro Begins 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Milagro is excited to announce the inaugural INGENIO Play Fest. INGENIO is a new play and playwright development program for Latina/o playwrights. Four plays were selected after a national request for submissions and will be presented in a concert readings over three days, September 8-10, 2017, following a week of rehearsals. During the rehearsal process, playwrights will work with guest artist Daniel Jaquez, directors, and dramaturgs in the continued development of the scripts, preparing them for a full production. Each reading will be followed by a moderated feedback session, led by guest artist Daniel Jaquez and other guests. INGENIO Play Fest is supported by the National New Play Network's Collaboration Fund. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

RADA President Kenneth Branagh to Direct Tom Hiddleston in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Kenneth Branagh's Olivier Award-winning theatre company will join forces with RADA for a co-production of Hamlet, to support the transformation of RADA's Chenies Street site in London, further developing the Academy as a world-leader in dramatic arts training. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Review Roundup: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Review Roundups - Apr 6, 2017

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo return to the West End to star in the darkly comic masterpiece, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? which opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 24.  (more...)

92Y's DIG DANCE Moving Forward Presents GENDER SHIFTS, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Cherylyn Lavagnino, Artistic Director of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, will present a new, combination choreographic work, “Gender Shifts,” at 92Y's DIG DANCE Moving Forward: Women Ballet Choreographers East and West, on Friday, April 28 at 8pm, in the historic Buttenwieser Hall. Five female East/West choreographers will come together that evening to present a singular program of new dances and revivals. *Program below. (more...)

New Survey Finds Consumers Are Willing to Give Up Chocolate or Alcohol for One Month to Stop Receiving Paper Mail
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Ma-Yi Theater Company Hosts 28th Anniversary Gala This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ma-Yi Theater Company and Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director, Jorge Z. Ortoll have announced the 28th Anniversary Gala honoring legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish, and creators and patrons of the arts, Frank and Lolita Valderrama Savage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Summer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of MADAM SECRETARY and More Stop by CHURCH & STATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

A slew of stars attended CHURCH & STATE Off-Broadway on Saturday night, including Kevin Rahm (Madam Secretary), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Lolita Foster (Orange is the New Black) and TV producer Barbara Hall (Madam Secretary). Scroll down for a photo of them with the cast! (more...)

Freeform Announces Programming for Weekend-Long Funday Event
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Need ideas for your summer bucket list? Invite your bestie over to gather ideas from your favorite wacky, unpredictable characters during the network's “Funday” weekend programming event starting SATURDAY, APRIL 22, and continuing through SUNDAY, APRIL 23. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Mikel Murfi Returns to Tricycle Theatre with THE MAN IN THE WOMAN'S SHOES and I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

This June, Mikel Murfi returns to the Tricycle following the sell-out success of The Man in The Woman's Shoes in 2016 to present a further run of the production alongside his new one-man show and companion piece I Hear You and Rejoice. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Aaron Posner & Teller Return to Chicago Shakespeare with MACBETH for 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces nine productions of the 2017/18 Season-which will engage audiences with timeless stories in transformational settings. The season also marks the introduction of the Theater's new and innovative third performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Additional productions are to be announced this summer. (more...)

2017 Old Fitz Season Adds SLUT After Festival Fatale Sell-Out
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Edgeware Forum and Rue De La Rocket in association with Red Line Productions present SLUT by Patricia Cornelius at The Old Fitz Theatre from 13-24 June. (more...)

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