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Sacred Fools Announces 21st Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Sacred Fools Theater Company announces lowered ticket prices for their upcoming 21st Season, featuring World and Regional Premieres, along with additional programming. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Martha Wilkinson and Rachel Potter Star in Chaffin's Barn's MAMMA MIA!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2017

Here's an oft-proven truism, if not a fact, about theater in Nashville: If Martha Wilkinson is the star of a particular show - any show, whether it's Noises Off, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act (well, you get my drift) - you can rest assured that she will (A) play the role to the hilt, (B) knock your socks off with her timing and delivery and (C) you'll believe that, no matter how many times you've seen a show, any show, it was as if you were seeing it for the first time. (more...)

Casting Announced for B and VICTORY CONDITION at the Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Paul Kaye, Sarah Niles and Danusia Samal have been cast in B by Guillermo Calderon translated by William Gregory and directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International) Sam Pritchard. (more...)

Meet the Cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 25!
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

DANCING WITH THE STARS is gearing up to celebrate its 25th season, and the new celebrity cast are sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (more...)

Gift of Gab Team With R.A. The Rugged Man & A-F-R-O For 'Freedom Form Flowing'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

One half of rap duo Blackalicious, lyrical acrobat GIFT OF GAB has released a video for 'Freedom Form Flowing', featuring fellow wordsmith MC's R.A. The Rugged Man and A-F-R-O. (more...)

Tony Kushner Joins Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/17: BELIEF Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Today, the Chicago Humanities Festival revealed its full line-up for the Fallfest/17: Belief. New additions to the line-up including Tony-award winning playwright Tony Kushner, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, French philosopher and social critic Bernard-Henri Levy, filmmaker Joe Swanberg, Obama Presidential Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Publican chef Paul Kahan. (more...)

Chasing Trane Opens INDEPENDENT LENS New Season on PBS This November
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The award-winning PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS opens its new season on Monday, November 6 with Chasing Trane, John Scheinfeld's portrait of jazz great John Coltrane, featuring Denzel Washington speaking the words of Coltrane. (more...)

FREE YO MIND Set for Los Angeles City College's 'Freedom Festival'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Free Yo' Mind will be part of Los Angeles City College's 'Freedom Festival.' (more...)

The Love Show presents GHOST BOOOOOOB: A Halloween Extravaganza at The Slipper Room on 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The Love Show is a theatrical dance company based in Brooklyn that combines cabaret, ballet, rock, comedy, and theater into creative performances all over the US and beyond. The Love Show has entertained all audiences, rocking stages from Lebowskifest to The Public's Shakespeare in The Park. The Love Show was commissioned to perform original choreography for clients including Banksy, Veuve Clicquot, Bacardi, and Vogue Magazine. (more...)

Works by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Twyla Tharp and More Set for Alvin Ailey's City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater's stage from November 29th - December 31st, 2017. Artistic Director Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 extraordinary dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Actors' Theatre Presents Powerful, Award-Winning Play About MLK's Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Santa Cruz County Actors' Theatre, who brings the community the annual sold-out 8 Tens @ Eight Short Play Festival, presents a full-length staged production of Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, opening September 29 and playing through October 15 at the Center Stage Theater in downtown Santa Cruz. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse to Present LES CHEMINS DE L'AMOUR for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Coronado Playhouse presents Les Chemins de l'Amour (The Pathways of Love), for a one-night-only performance on Sunday September 17th, 2017 at 7pm at Coronado Playhouse. (more...)

Ian Ruskin Brings TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN: THE LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE to Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Actor Ian Ruskin brings his acclaimed one-man play To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine to Boston on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., This Boston premiere at Faneuil Hall, follows performances around the world, including a Los Angeles run and, most recently, the Public Theater in New York. The film of the play aired on PBS over the July 4th holiday. Tickets for the play are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-begin-the-world-over-again-the-life-of-thomas-paine-tickets-37165226192 (more...)

Five New Seattle-Area Schools Tapped for Disney Musicals in Schools 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group has announced five new Seattle-area schools that have been selected to participate in its fourth annual Disney Musicals in Schools program. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival presents Rolston String Quartet, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents the Rolston String Quartet winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition and current Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3, Debussy's String Quartet No. 10, and Schumann's String Quartet Op. 41, No. 3. (more...)

BWW Review: Alfred's BROWN TALE Is Very Chicago and Very Funny
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 20, 2017

Notwithstanding the lingering leeriness I feel about going to see them, one-person shows can be memorable and truly special. Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Frank Gorshin's Say Goodnight, Gracie and Colin Quinn's Long Story Short stand out as the best that I've seen by men, while I'd point to Julie Harris's Belle of Amherst, Lily Tomlin's The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe, and Tova Feldshuh's Golda's Balcony as the best by women - plus two more at Spoleto this year, Avital Lvova's Angel and Ayodele Casel's While I Have the Floor. (more...)

Bradley Moore Finds His Theater Home at Music City's Historic Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 2, 2017

Bradley Moore has always had a lot of theatrical projects going on since he settled in Music City a few years back. But ever since Norma Luther became the owner of Nashville's iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in early 2017 - and he became assistant artistic director - he's only gotten busier. With this summer's first musical hit (Sister Act) to his credit, his resume is growing yet again with the Barn's production of the ABBA megamusical Mamma Mia, which opens next Thursday at the eponymous red barn on Highway 100 in West Nashville. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Real Americans put their hopes and dreams on the line! Inspired by true events, 10 hard-luck Texans compete for a chance at a better life, and it's so close, they can touch it! Based on the amazing true story that will capture your heart, this all-new American Musical drives into Arizona Broadway Theatre September 1. It's simple: the last one to take their hand off the truck...wins! With their dreams on the line under a scorching sun for days on end, the contestants battle it out armed with nothing but hope, humor, ambition and pure grit! (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Next Onstage at Larry Keeton Theatre October 12-28
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 19, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic 1949 musical about life, romance and hardships during World War II, which broached serious and controversial social issues still being dealt with in the 21st century South Pacific debuts at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson for an October 12-28 run. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Opens 2017-18 Classic Season with Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Beauty, powerful rhythmic energy and breathless joy all describe the program that the Pasadena Symphony has planned to open its 89th Season with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. This not-to-be-missed season opener will also feature the world premiere of Ichabod! The Protest Is Over by James Lee III. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Superb SOUTH PACIFIC
by Chris Gibson - Sep 18, 2017

STAGES St. Louis ends their season with an wonderfully mounted production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC. It's a classic musical absolutely filled to the brim with memorable songs, many of which have become standards. In fact, you'll likely find yourself humming any number of them as you head home after the show. Then there are the social issues that this Pulitzer prize winning drama tackles, which were groundbreaking for their time, yet still retain their impact today. Sadly, issues concerning race and acceptance have only intensified in our current volatile and divisive environment. Sparked by an excellent cast, this is an incredibly touching testament to the power this work still wields. (more...)

BWW Review: Finely Performed "Simply Simone" Jazzes Up Karamu
by Roy Berko - Sep 18, 2017

Mention the name Nina Simone and your mind probably conjures up jazz. Yes, Nina, the jazz superstar and writer/performer of such powerhouse songs as 'My Baby Just Cares for Me,' 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black,' and 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.' But, were you aware that the terms child prodigy, civil rights activist, political exile and the Legend Queen of Black Classical music also apply? (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Behind the Curtain with SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, join STAGES for a timeless tale in the South Pacific and take a peak backstage with these exclusive photos to see how the cast enjoys their time behind the scenes of Bali Ha'i! (more...)

Celebrating The Songs And The Life Of The Incomparable Luther Vandross Live In Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

One man's voice became everyone's music The incomparable Luther Vandross, the man, THE VOICE, the legend! Luther's voice shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all believe in The Power of Love. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and More to Join Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in A FINE BROMANCE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in 'A Fine Bromance' on October 7th, 2017 at 11:30PM for an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets! (more...)

North Bay Stage Company Announces a Change in Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

North Bay Stage Company, a resident theatre company of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced today that they will not be planning shows at the venue next year. (more...)

Phillip Brandon Debuts at The Colony Theatre in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Springing forth following eight years of tours as 'Narrator' with platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra to a feature role in the life story of Gospel legend BeBe Winans, 'Born For This: The Musical,' Los Angeles native singer-songwriter-actor Phillip Brandon now proudly unveils his debut CD, 'The Story Begins,' via a spectacular live launch performance Thursday, October 12 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from STAGES' SOUTH PACIFIC, Starring Michael Halling, Leah Berry and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running now through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. BroadwayWorld is excited to share footage from the show in the video below! (more...)

JACK Quartet's SOUNDSCAPE AMERICA Set for Miller Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts presents JACK Quartet: Soundscape America, a thrilling two-night survey of the American string quartet ranging from 1931 Ruth Crawford Seeger and 1951 Morton Feldman to contemporary composers Applebaum and Zorn. (more...)

The Love Show Presents Gl'AMOUR! at House of Yes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

House of Yes & The Love Show present Gl'Amour!, an evening of opulence, feathers, rhinestones, romance, champagne, showgirls and showboys! (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Launches Official Ukulele Residency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced today that the official Artists in the Schools: Ukulele Residency program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has launched for the entire 2017 18 academic year. The arts-integrated classroom learning initiative is a key component of LBC's Education and Community Engagement Department, which piloted an abbreviated version of the program in 2016. Through Artists in Schools, LBC is bringing professional artists into the classroom for extended residencies that deepen learning by introducing arts skills to other core subjects. The free Ukulele Residency offers the school's 4th and 5th graders the opportunity to learn about the ukulele through instruction from musician, artist and teacher, Andrew DeVeny. (more...)

LINES Ballet presents THE PROPELLED HEART with Lisa Fischer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce the return of The Propelled Heart, Alonzo King's critically acclaimed collaboration with vocalist Lisa Fischer that pays tribute to the power of song. (more...)

Composers Toshi Reagon & Daniel Bernard Roumain to Headline 'BLACK CREATIVITY' at The Greene Space
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

On Thursday, September 28 at 7pm, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC - in partnership with Apollo Theater - presents 'Black Creativity,' a special evening of conversation and performance with composers Toshi Reagon and Daniel Bernard Roumain. (more...)

Idris Elba Talks Diversity in Hollywood, Project Illiteracy and His Dream Role
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Idris Elba has his eyes set on a role that has not even been created for the movies yet. Page Six reports that the British actor is determined to bring THE ALCHEMIST to the big screen. (more...)

Cast Announced For THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE at Chester's Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its visit to Storyhouse in Chester from 7 November 2017. (more...)

Mary Mary and Tasha Cobbs to Join Forces to Celebrate MLK at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with three of the most gifted and inspiring women in contemporary gospel music - GRAMMY Award winners Mary Mary and Tasha Cobbs - join forces for NJPAC's annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Welcomes John Hiatt and The Goners For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced that John Hiatt & The Goners, featuring Sonny Landreth, will come to Santa Rosa for one night only on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the album Slow Turning, John Hiatt & The Goners will be playing the album in its entirety, along with greatest hits from their storied career. Tickets range in price from $39 $59 and go on sale Friday, September 22 at noon. They are available at Lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

PBS Premieres MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

With the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation near, PBS premieres 'Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World' nationwide on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at8:00pm/7:00 central. (more...)

Photo Flash: STAGES Closes 31st Season with Stunning SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Sam Moore To Perform on Fox & Friends Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, the legendary GRAMMY-winning 'Soul Man', Sam Moore will release a new album titled An American Patriot this October. To promote the release, Moore will appear on a number of New York media outlets, including Fox & Friends, Imus, Do You Remember?, CNBC, LifeMinute TV, PBS MetroFocus and more. (more...)

Photo FLASH: MAMMA MIA at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Mamma Mia!, running September 15 - October 15, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is one of the top 10 longest-running Broadway musicals.  (more...)

Netflix Teams With LA LA LAND Helmer Damien Chazelle on Paris-Set Musical Series THE EDDY
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment network, today announced THE EDDY, a new Netflix original series from Academy Award®-winning director Damien Chazelle. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Halling, Leah Berry and More in Costume for SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Names Anne Abrams Director of Marketing and Patron Services
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Following an extensive nationwide search, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced that Bay Area marketing consultant Anne Abrams will join the organization as Director of Marketing and Patron Services effective August 31, 2017. (more...)

Xcerra Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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Auto Dealers Race Toward Energy Savings with SunPower Solar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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The Chelsea Symphony Announces 'Sea Change' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Chelsea Symphony, featured in the hit Amazon show Mozart in the Jungle, announces its 2017/18 season, entitled Sea Change. (more...)

Quest Resource Holding Corporation's CEO to Present at the Midwest Ideas Investor Conference on August 31st in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

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