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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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Based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton


Hannah Yelland, Bruce Dow, Antoinette Robinson, and More to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Continuing its 2017 2018 Season, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Twelfth Night. Directed by internationally acclaimed director Ethan McSweeny and featuring Antoinette Robinson (previously announced) as Viola and Tony Award-nominee Hannah Yelland as Olivia, Shakespeare's comic tale of unrequited love will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 14 December 20, 2017. (more...)

Nick Hornby's FEVER PITCH Gets First-Ever Musical Staging with Highbury Opera Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Marking 25 years since it was first published, Nick Hornby's iconic Fever Pitch is to receive its first-ever musical staging courtesy of Highbury Opera Theatre. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Welcomes New Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning tonight, September 19th. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Tony Winner Melba Moore To Headline Benefit Concert For The Caribbean
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Melba Moore - the Tony Award Winning Singer & Actress headlines A Benefit Concert For The Caribbean featuring R&B and Caribbean artists who come together to sing, speak out and raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Relief In the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit Headline New York Philharmonic's 2017 Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's 2017 holiday season presents classical and seasonal hallmarks, four Broadway stars singing Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein's musical theater highlights, and the beloved annual traditions of Holiday Brass and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

BWW Review: SU Drama's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Connects Weill's Music and Today's World at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - May 8, 2017

The Syracuse University (SU) Department of Drama is performing the powerful and engaging music of German composer Kurt Weill in its production of Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage at the Storch Theatre at Syracuse Stage. The entertaining production, directed by Syracuse University faculty member David Lowenstein, sets course from 1930s Berlin to 1950s America, the time in which Weill's avant-garde style and gorgeous music gained international fame. (more...)

Union Avenue Opera Prepares For 24th Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Over 40 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera (UAO) debut this summer during its 24th Festival Season. The seven-week summer season will open Friday, July 6 with a traditional take on Gilbert & Sullivan's comedic H.M.S Pinafore and continue through August 25 with performances of Verdi's dramatic Nabucco and Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars, a provocative work which addresses the weighty moral issues of racism and injustice, relevant now more than ever in St. Louis. (more...)

Nick Hornby's FEVER PITCH Gets First-Ever Musical Staging with Highbury Opera Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Marking 25 years since it was first published, Nick Hornby's iconic Fever Pitch is to receive its first-ever musical staging courtesy of Highbury Opera Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

Angelina Reaux Sings WEILL ON BROADWAY At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents ANGELINA REAUX SING WEILL ON BROADWAY. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

Brahms Requiem To Close Master Chorale 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

A pillar of the choral repertoire, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, is paired with contemporary works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers David Lang and Caroline Shaw in the Los Angeles Master Chorale's final concerts of its 2017/18 season on Saturday, June 9 at 2 PM and Sunday, June 10 at 7 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concerts will feature the West Coast premiere of Lang's where you go and open with Shaw's Fly Away I. The performances will be conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and feature the full 100-voice chorus and LA Master Chorale Orchestra. (more...)

Cast Announced For MAMMA MIA! International Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Palace Theatre, Manchester from 3rd - 14th July 2018 as part of its international tour. Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie) will star in the production. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

WNO Presents Leonard Bernstein's Piercing Satire CANDIDE at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, May 5-26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Candide is one of Bernstein's most popular and enduring works, blurring the lines between opera and musical theater. Heading the all-American cast are three powerhouses from the world of opera: tenor Alek Shrader in his WNO debut in the title role, soprano Kathryn Lewek as his forlorn love interest Cunegonde, and WNO audience favorite and local legend Denyce Graves as the Old Lady. This new-to-Washington production, the centerpiece of the Kennedy Center's season-long Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebration, is directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by Nicole Paiement. (more...)

Tony Award-winner And TV Star Annaleigh Ashford Comes to BAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Presented in the historic Venetian Room of San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA (March, 2018) Bay Area Cabaret's 2017-2018 Season Finale brings a return engagement by Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford on Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. Singing an eclectic mix of Sondheim, Alanis Morissette, Kurt Weil and Donna Summer, Ms. Ashford will perform an updated version of her original cabaret piece Lost in the Stars, showcasing her clever sense of humor and emotional depth, and demonstrating the infinite possibilities of the cabaret genre. Annaleigh Ashford replaces the Bay Area Cabaret return engagement of London's Puppini Sisters, originally scheduled on April 29.* (more...)

Finalists Announced For The 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Kim H. Kowalke, President of the Kurt Weill Foundation, has announced the finalists for the 2018 annual Lotte Lenya Competition, its twentieth anniversary year. Fifteen performers from Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, and the United States will compete for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Opera Saratoga presents a new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson, and conducted by noted Maestro John Mauceri (company debut), who has been responsible for many significant operatic restorations, including Blitzstein's Regina. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2017

Today's subject Jade Wheeler is currently living her theater life onstage at Arena Stage in the return engagement of The Originalist as Justice Antonin Scalia's clerk Cat. The show has been extended and now runs through August 6th. (more...)

Robin Bailey to Lead FEVER PITCH THE OPERA; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Casting for the lead roles in Highbury Opera Theatre's Fever Pitch the Opera is announced today. The production marks 25 years since the iconic book was first published and its first musical staging. Author Nick Hornby has given his blessing to the north London company to create and perform an original musical production based on the novel, which explores the author's obsession with Arsenal Football Club. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ron Fassler Presents UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below presented a priceless evening of songs and stories with actor/author Ron Fassler telling his own personal tales of Broadway from his new book Up In The Cheap Seats, a chronicle of the time when he saw more than 200 Broadway shows as a teenager, all for as little as $2. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2018/19 Season; LA TRAVIATA, SILENT NIGHT, ONEGIN, and More!
by Alan Henry - Jan 31, 2018

Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, announces its 2018-2019 season, one that continues its focus on bold productions of classic operas, fascinating contemporary perspectives, and the best in American artistry. The season includes a new WNO production of Verdi's classic romantic drama La traviata, the company premiere of Kevin Puts's and Mark Campbell's Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night, Tchaikovsky's epic Eugene Onegin, Gounod's devilishly entertaining Faust, and Puccini's towering masterpiece Tosca. The season also features a weekend of four world premieres during the American Opera Initiative Festival; a revival of WNO's hit world-premiere holiday family opera The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me; a special Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist performance of La traviata; and other exciting vocal events, including the annual Mars, lnc.'s Opera in the Outfield. (more...)

Judges for the 20th Anniversary Lotte Lenya Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Kim H. Kowalke, President and CEO of the Kurt Weill Foundation, has announced the judges for the 20th Anniversary Lotte Lenya Competition. A distinguished panel will preside over the finals on 14 April in Rochester, NY: Tony Award-winning actress and singer Victoria Clark, renowned opera and musical theater conductor James Holmes, and Jack Viertel, Broadway producer, author, and Artistic Director of New York City Center Encores! (more...)

Holly Hynes and Zack Brown Among 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Legendary ballet costume designer HOLLY HYNES and costume and scenic designer ZACK BROWN are among the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Ms. Hynes was selected to receive the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Brown will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through TDF's Costume Collection. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

National Chorale presents New York Premiere Of Angela Rice's THY WILL BE DONE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the New York Premiere of Angela Rice's Thy Will Be Done on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com or by calling (212) 333-5333. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Will Roland to Perform Never Before Heard Song from DEAR EVAN HANSEN at 54 Below as Part of MUSIC BOX CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland will premiere a never before heard Dear Evan Hansen song at 54 Celebrates The Music Box Theater at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, February 19th, 2018. Mr. Roland will be appearing in the 9:30pm concert only. (more...)

Columbia University School of The Arts Presents DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR Directed by Kim Kerfoot
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

???????Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Kim Kerfoot's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2018) production of Don Juan Comes Back from the War. (more...)

Linda And Laura Benanti, Ben Fankhauser, And The Music Box Theatre Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Postmodern Jukebox and TUnE-yArDs Artists Join Broadway Talent For North American Premiere Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR At Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, tUnE-yArDs and Diane Coffee join Broadway and West End talent for Lyric Opera's North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, presented from April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28). (more...)

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Star-Studded 'BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY' New Year's Eve Concert to Air on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

This New Year's Eve, Live From Lincoln Center rings in 2018 with a celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his centennial year. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

Animus Theatre Company Announces Professional Workshop Programming for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director), the artist-driven company whose mission is to explore and illuminate the resilience of the human spirit and lead producer of the now running N.Y. Premiere of Leslye Headland's Surfer Girl , is excited to announce the programming for its 2018 Professional Workshop Series.   (more...)

Ann Hamilton & SITI Company's THE THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE Opens 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents the return of New York-based SITI Company in the West Coast premiere of the theater is a blank page, a much-heralded collaboration with celebrated visual artist Ann Hamilton. The site-specific performance and interdisciplinary installation, which blends elements of theater, visual art and literature, will run from Saturday, April 28 to Saturday, May 12 at Royce Hall. Tickets for $119 are now available online at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster, by phone 310-825-2101 and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces THE WIZ Cast And Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.' (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere Of THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, concludes its 2017/18 season with the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse production of The Originalist by John Strand, directed by Molly Smith with Associate Director Seema Sueko, and featuring Edward Gero as Antonin Scalia. The Originalist runs May 10 - June 10, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)

SU Drama to Present Kurt Weill Musical Revue This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The powerful music of German composer Kurt Weill comes to life in 'Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage' performed by the Syracuse University Department of Drama. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 18, 2018
by - Apr 18, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Winners Announced for The 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music awarded a record $99,000 at the 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition, which took place at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY on April 14, 2018. This year's competition brought the total distributed to young singers to more than $1 million in awards, prizes, and grants in the twenty-year history of the contest. (more...)

Gene & The Vocalists Presents a Concert of The Vocal Music Of Gene Pritsker
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Composer Gene Pritsker presents a concert of his vocal music. 'I have written many chamber operas, various chamber music with voice, jazz songs, r&b songs, choral music and songs inspired by various genres and cultures. I thought it would be great to have a concert that features my eclectic vocal compositions. I assembled a group of great singers and picked repertoire that will feature each of their voices as well as combine them to perform some of my choral music.' (more...)

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