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LES MISERABLES Lyricist Herbert Kretzmer Turns 90 as World's Longest Running Musical Turns 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Herbert Kretzmer, the former London theatre critic who went on to write the lyrics for LES MISERABLES, the longest running and most successful musical in the world, will celebrate his 90 th birthday on October 5th. (more...)

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Unveils Florence Gould Hall Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to unveil major renovations to Florence Gould Hall this Wednesday, September 28 with the opening performance of pioneering British theatre company Forced Entertainment's premiere of Tomorrow's Parties.  (more...)

Mime Artist JJ Jones Set for National Theatre of the Deaf Fundraiser, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD), in collaboration with the American School for the Deaf, is pleased to announce a joint fundraising event featuring a special performance by celebrated Deaf Mime Artist JJ Jones, taking place October 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Kingswood Oxford Roberts Theatre, Troutbrook Drive, West Hartford, CT. (more...)

Mime Master, John Jacobs, Back in SA Following International Mime Festival with MY PASSIE VIR JESUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

South African's own Mime Master, John Jacobs, is back in South Africa with his new production, MY PASSIE VIR JESUS, following his representation of South Africa at the Leonid Yengibaryan International Mime Festival in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia last month.  (more...)

Marcel Marceau Secrets Revealed in New Book REMEMBERING THE WORLD'S GREATEST MIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Interest in Marcel Marceau, the world's greatest mime, has been reignited as the 7th anniversary of his death approaches on September 22nd. Marcel Marceau, with his alter-ego Bip, demonstrated the power of silence, enchanting audiences around the world without uttering a word. (more...)

Lefra Productions Boasts Six Productions at 2014's Clover Aardklop Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Lefra Productions is bringing six of its top productions of this year to the Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival. In a first for the festival, Lefra Productions will have the full use of the Totius Hall on the PUK campus. (more...)

Mime Artist JJ Jones Set for National Theatre of the Deaf Fundraiser, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD), in collaboration with the American School for the Deaf, is pleased to announce a joint fundraising event featuring a special performance by celebrated Deaf Mime Artist JJ Jones, taking place October 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Kingswood Oxford Roberts Theatre, Troutbrook Drive, West Hartford, CT. (more...)

The Illusionists 1903 Coming to QPAC in January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The team behind the biggest selling magic shows in the world will hold the world premiere of their brand new production, The Illusionists 1903 in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 4 January 2015. (more...)

Melody Lemond Announces SEA MOON POEM SHAPES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Byron Bay, Australia (more...)

BWW Reviews: Debuts by Evelyn Sullivan, Erin McCracken; Comebacks by Eve Eaton, Rob Sutton Are Standouts at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - May 6, 2015

Four recent shows at Don't Tell Mama featured performers either making their debuts on the New York cabaret scene (Evelyn Sullivan and Erin McCracken) or who returned this spring in hopeful anticipation of sharing their artistic vision with audiences (Rob Sutton and Eve Eaton). They no doubt experienced the usual anxiety, trials and tribulations before ultimately taking the stage. And they've come out on the other side relatively unscathed.  (more...)

WEDDING SINGER Rapping Grandma Ellen Albertini Dow Dies at Age 101
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

Ellen Albertini Dow, best known as the feisty grandma from THE WEDDING SINGER who performed  "Rapper's Delight" in the 1998 Adam Sandler movie, passed away today at the age of 101. (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. (more...)

Toronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

This year's creator/performer line up features Rachelle Elie in her original musical comedy solo extravaganza Shit I'm In Love With You Again, local comedian and actor Daniel Stolfitraces his comedy roots in Finding Funny, life coach and sage advisor Darlene Chrissley shares her life philosophies in In Chaos I Trust, storytelling favourite and Canadian Screen Award-winner Rob Norman's I Like You, Do You Like Me? reveals his past and asks the audience to consider their own histories. Improv superstar Natasha Boomer shares exactly what it feels like when you go from guru to corporate liability in All Fired Up, Richard Lett's Sober But Never Clean follows his 30 year career as a comedian, poet, singer-songwriter and more, through the depths of addiction and back again and Broadway veteran Bill Bowers breaks his silence about growing up gay in Montana, studying with Marcel Marceau and life on the Great White Way in It Goes Without Saying. Four SOULO Theatre alumni each present an original autobiographical ten minute show in the second SOULO Salon: Nicola Elbro returns to the SOULO Festival in #grateful, Morgan Joy presents her puppet dramedy The Life Boat, Amish Patel talks eating disorders and comedy in Fat Shamed By My Mom and Silvi Santososhares songs and stories of life as a new immigrant in Bedazzled. (more...)

Complexions Contemporary Ballet to Premiere David Bowie Tribute at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Complexions Contemporary Ballet interprets two incomparable Rock Music innovators who both transcended the limits of Rock And Roll music. (more...)

SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW to Bring Blizzard Across the UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Enter a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have seen before. A world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow… (more...)

Music Hall to Showcase Detroit and L.A. Choreography in 313 TO THE 213
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Music Hall celebrates the ingenuity of choreography with the study of the creative back and forth between Detroit and other dance capitals around the country with its 3rd annual 'Choreography Expo' featuring the best of Detroit and Los Angeles area dance companies including LA's edgy, Body Traffic on Saturday, April 2nd, 8:00 PM. (more...)

Daniel C. Levine Joins Ridgefield Playhouse's Artistic Board
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

?The Ridgefield Playhouse has announced the addition of Daniel C. Levine to its Artistic Advisory Board. (more...)

VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles remembers productions through the years. From renowned shows of American classics and new plays to Education and Community Programs that extend the joy of live theater well beyond its four walls, the Geffen Playhouse is a lively hub and vital force within the cultural life of Los Angeles. (more...)

All For One Sets Off-Broadway Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

All for One Theater, known for full-length solo shows seen at stages across America since 2011, is presenting two Off-Broadway productions for their Spring Season. All Over The Map, written and performed by Bill Bowers (directed by Martha Banta) will begin performances Thursday, April 21st and open Wednesday, April 27th for a limited run through Sunday, May 8th. Thao's Library, written and performed by Elizabeth Van Meter (directed by Joe Ricci), will begin performances on Wednesday, April 20th and open Thursday, April 28th for a limited run through Saturday, May 7th. Both shows will be performed at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. Tickets are $36.25 and are available by visiting www.afo.nyc , www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (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...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today 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. (more...)

BWW Interview: Paul Sand on Getting KURT WEILL On the Boards & Working Actors Off the Streets
by Gil Kaan - Jun 22, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Paul Sand took time out of his Sunday afternoon off to talk with BWW. He is currently putting on his third-ish re-incarnation of KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL at the Miles Memorial Playhouse. Inspiration for CUTTLEFISH initially hit Paul as he was walking on the Santa Monica Pier. 'Wouldn't Kurt Weill's nasty songs about murder and revenge and broken hearts be terrific down here?' (more...)

Complexions Contemporary Ballet to Premiere David Bowie Tribute at Music Hall Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Complexions Contemporary Ballet interprets two incomparable Rock Music innovators who both transcended the limits of Rock And Roll music. (more...)

BEHOLDER by Charlotte Fielden is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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BWW Interview: Bill Bowers of ALL OVER THE MAP at Creede Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Kahkoska - Jun 13, 2017

A New York City based mime artist, actor and educator, Bill Bowers has performed the unique art of mime all around the globe. With his most recent piece, 'All Over the Map,' Bowers brings his gift of mime to share with audiences in Creede, CO. 2017 Company Member Gina Velez interviews Bill on his inspiration, background, and love of mime. (more...)

KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL Set for Miles Memorial Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor-singer-director Paul Sand will remount his hit show, "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel," in July in Santa Monica - which will also launch his newly formed Santa Monica Public Theatre. (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

United Solo Europe Returning to Poland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

This is the third season of United Solo Europe at Teatr Syrena in Warsaw, Poland. The company, based at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City, brings its top-notch solo shows overseas. In previous seasons United Solo Europe has hosted, among many distinguished artists, the two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner Fiona Shaw, and Regina Advento, a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This Spring, the artistic director of United Solo in New York, Omar Sangare, in collaboration with the managing director of Teatr Syrena, Jakub Biegaj, and the artistic director of Teatr Syrena, Wojciech Malajkat, selected new shows and created another week-long theatre festival directed toward European audiences. (more...)

Slava's Snowshow Returns to the Royal Festival Hall in London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The multi-international award-winning SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW returns to London's Southbank Centre for a fifth consecutive Christmas season, playing the Royal Festival Hall from 16 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Chicago Tap Theatre Presents LIAISON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) present Liaison, an international exploration of tap dance featuring three of the most critically acclaimed companies from Europe and the United States for one performance only, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the dancers in action below! (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with a new translation of ANTIGONE (February 19-March 22; press opening February 22). Exploring the struggle between the individual and the state, this elegant tragedy about tyrannical power and civil disobedience is considered to be Sophocles' masterpiece and has become synonymous with political protest. (more...)

2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Held at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

It was a big night under the big top as Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, presented the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circusat the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016. For the second year, the Celebration of American Circus boasted an impressive roster of honorees, all of whom have spent decades furthering the appreciation of circus arts in America. Four prominent artists and organizations were recognized for distinguished achievements in the American circus arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Chicago Tap Theatre's LIASION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) present Liaison, an international exploration of tap dance featuring three of the most critically acclaimed companies from Europe and the United States for one performance only, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below! (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with a new translation of ANTIGONE (today, February 19-March 22; press opening February 22). Exploring the struggle between the individual and the state, this elegant tragedy about tyrannical power and civil disobedience is considered to be Sophocles' masterpiece and has become synonymous with political protest. (more...)

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts Presents Alonzo King LINES Ballet, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to welcome, Alonzo King LINES Ballet who will be performing, “Biophony” Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Renaissance Band to Perform 'Mummers' Delight: Birds, Beasts, and Battles' in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

 If you're a Philadelphia native, "mummer" likely conjures images of New Year's Day fancy brigades, but the tradition of mummery is ancient and artful.  Piffaro, The Renaissance Band's March concert, "Mummers' Delight: Birds, Beasts, and Battles," hearkens back to the troupes of players that entertained crowds in town squares and great halls throughout Renaissance Europe. (more...)

Atlanta Opera Presents DON PASQUALE, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

For the first time in its history, the Atlanta Opera presents Don Pasquale, Donizetti's comic masterpiece. Taking a new slant on the original, this production is transposed to the golden era of Hollywood in the 1950's. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MKE Ballet Stages Thrilling GENESIS: INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 11, 2015

An elegant genesis for dance happened throughout the past February weekend, and particularly on one Friday night. Here in the heart of Milwaukee's theatre district, finely dressed small girls or teenagers accompanied by their parents together with grown girls attached to their equally interested partners arrived at the historic Milwaukee theater in anticipation of Milwaukee Ballet and Artistic Director Michael Pink's Genesis: International Choreographic Competition. (more...)

SCARLET FAN is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

BYRON BAY, Australia (more...)

BWW Review: Mime and Music Enchant Audiences at First Stage's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 2, 2015

In the 50th anniversary year of the award winning, animated television special, the live production A Charlie Brown Christmas captured the imagination of Milwaukee audiences this past weekend. First Stage presents a theatrical interpretation of the beloved holiday classic, adapted by Eric Schaeffer and overflowing with young voices, which continues to light up the hearts and laughter in Peanuts' fans since 1965. (more...)

BWW Review: Edgy, Gritty AS YOU LIKE IT at Synetic Theater
by Andrew White - Dec 15, 2015

A comic bouquet of theatrical fluff that Shakespeare tossed off, as its title suggests, solely to please his audience, Synetic takes the story and gives it the contemporary edge that we've come to know and love. But given its gritty, urban setting and new characters, I strongly advise you re-acquaint yourself with the original plot and then peruse the 'revised' plot offered in the program here. (more...)

imaginary beast Sets 2015 Winter Panto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

imaginary beasts bound into town this January with a ribbiting tale of wonder when they refashion another classic fairy tale into a fantasy of amphibious proportions. The classic Tale of the Frog Prince receives the full Panto treatment when the beasts return to the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Black Box Theatre for their fourth year running with their traditional annual Winter Panto. Audiences of all ages will want to hop on over to catch the fun. (more...)

Badilisha Poetry X-Change on the Road Again in Search of Poets
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

This year, Badilisha is pleased to announce a new edition of their poetic journey. The collective is going on the road again, this time with the specific intention of meeting with emerging and seasons poets working in indigenous languages. (more...)

Music Hall Showcases Detroit and L.A. Choreography in 313 TO THE 213 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Music Hall celebrates the ingenuity of choreography with the study of the creative back and forth between Detroit and other dance capitals around the country with its 3rd annual 'Choreography Expo' featuring the best of Detroit and Los Angeles area dance companies including LA's edgy, Body Traffic tonight, April 2nd, 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Testa in PERICLES at Two River Theatre 4/16 to 5/8
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016

We interviewed Mary Testa who will perform in Two River Theater's production of 'Pericles' from April 16th to May 8th. Testa spoke to us about her career, the show and working on the Red Bank stage. (more...)

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