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ImprovBoston presents A 35-Hour Comedy Marathon to Celebrate its 35th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

ImprovBoston welcomes back 35 years worth of alumni for a historic 35-Hour Comedy Marathon on August 5 & 6. A fundraiser for the New England comedy staple, the event features more than 90 laugh-out-loud comedy acts including sketch, standup, character work, improv, musical improv, late-night bit shows, and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit theater's facility upgrades, scheduled for the week of August 7th. (more...)

Season Highlights, Natascia Diaz, Erin Driscoll and More Set for Signature Theatre's 2017 Open House Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 6, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across six different stages. (more...)

Guthrie Cast to Return for NATIVE GARDENS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacarias' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's THE TEMPEST Opens This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The town of Stratford is alive again with the sound of Shakespeare. Fourteen college students from around the United States and abroad began classes June 26 as part of the fourth season of the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S). Founded by Stratford-based charity The Mighty Quinn Foundation, the theater training program has been in residence on the grounds of Shakespeare theater property for the past six weeks and their first performance of The Tempest is this Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Artistic Directors Joseph Leo Bwarie and Dimitri Toscas have set the 2017-2018 Inaugural Season at the newly established nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces Second Annual Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Hawaii International Music Festival (HIMF) announces its second annual season, "Thrill of the Senses," with daily performances between August 10 - 17, 2017. Founded by a group of internationally acclaimed artists including Metropolitan Opera soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra, violin virtuoso Eric Silberger, and esteemed pianist Carlin Ma, the festival will include classical music concerts, appearances, and outreach events on Oahu and Hawaii Island. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House in Provincetown Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Dubbed "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, star vocalist Marilyn Maye took Provincetown audiences by storm in her highly anticipated debut at The Art House six summers ago, and again each year since. This celebrated living legend returns to the Broadway @ The Art House series by popular demand again this summer from August 4 - 7 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Survivalist Les Stroud Returns to Nat Geo WILD in New Series ALASKA'S GRIZZLY GAUNTLET
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Nat Geo WILD today announced the greenlight of AALASKA'S GRIZZLY GAUNTLET, a new series featuring legendary survivalist Les Stroud and produced by Ping Pong Productions. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces 2017-2018 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the 2017-2018 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range of instrumental music education projects across the United States, all specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students on a local level. For its third year, Carnegie Hall has selected 13 organizations, including 6 new partners and 7 returning organizations from the 2016-2017 season, for a total of $430,000 in grants. In addition to financial support, the grantees join a nationwide network of innovative organizations committed to providing transformative music education opportunities for youth across the country: (more...)

The Washington Ballet and The Principles of Uncertainty Close Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator and author Maira Kalman join forces in the world premiere of The Principles of Uncertainty, closing the Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre, August 23-27. Co-commissioned by the Pillow and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and developed during multiple Pillow Creative Development Residencies, The Principles of Uncertainty is an evening-length dance theatre work choreographed and directed by Heginbotham, designed by Kalman and inspired by her written and visual art, and set to a score composed, arranged, and curated by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble's Colin Jacobsen. Members of The Knights, Jacobsen's innovative chamber orchestra, will perform live, and Maira Kalman herself is also featured in the performance. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: It's Her Turn! Get a First Look at Julia Murney in GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays now through August 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Must Watch: Barbara Cook Teaches Students the Art of the Song in Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Cook gave a Master Class at the Library for the Performing Arts on February 21, 2006. Watch below as she shares her priceless expertise with students from to students from the Manhattan School of Music and NYU/Steinhardt School. (more...)

The 4th Annual SOURCE360 Festival and Conference Returns to The Cultural Epicenter of Downtown Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

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Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

A.J. Croce w/ Robbie Fulks in NYC; New Dan Penn-Produced CD Out 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Some artists are afforded the chance to tell their personal stories as they see fit, at a particular moment when they know the time has come. But for many, there is no choice —the story emerges hardwired to the music and they become forever identified with it no matter how their story may evolve or change. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (Master Class, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman & More Rehearse for Cape Playhouse's GYPSY!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 4, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Former Tonight Show Band Leader Kevin Eubanks Headlining Guitar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Former music director of The Tonight Show Band and modern-day jazz prophet Kevin Eubanks will headline a celebration of the greatest guitarists of today and tomorrow at the fifth annual Wilson Center Guitar Festival (Festival) on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center). (more...)

Trisha Brown Dance Company & Compañía Irene Rodríguez Come to Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) performs at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 16-20, representing the work of one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. Since Brown's passing this past March, witnessing TBDC in an evening-length program is an increasingly rare experience. Echoing Brown's choreographic innovation, timeless aesthetic, and 1960s postmodern approach to dance making, TBDC will perform a version of Opal Loop (1980) prepared especially for Jacob's Pillow, featuring former dancers of the company and an original cast member. Acknowledging Brown's more recent choreography, TBDC will also perform Groove and Countermove (2000) and L'Amour au théâtre (2009). As the company ventures into a new era, viewing Brown's work in a proscenium venue “feel[s] increasingly essential” (The New Yorker). (more...)

2017 TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). Created in collaboration with 4-time Tony winning producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (The Heidi Chronicles, Rocky, All the Way, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated), this monthly program runs one night a month from September through July, and offers ongoing support and education for producers at all levels of experience. The program is designed to offer a sophisticated but accessible range of information to educate and guide career producers, not-for-profit producers and self-producing artists. Details are available at https://truonline.org/tru-event-category/pdmp/. (more...)

2017 TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). Created in collaboration with 4-time Tony winning producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (The Heidi Chronicles, Rocky, All the Way, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated), this monthly program runs one night a month from September through July, and offers ongoing support and education for producers at all levels of experience. The program is designed to offer a sophisticated but accessible range of information to educate and guide career producers, not-for-profit producers and self-producing artists. Details are available at https://truonline.org/tru-event-category/pdmp/. (more...)

TRU Announces Deadline for Submissions for Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP).  (more...)

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Joins Cast of THE GOOD FIGHT as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald has joined the cast of THE GOOD FIGHT on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. The second season of CBS All Access' first original drama series will premiere in early 2018. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere Chamber Opera ELIZABETH CREE at O17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

This September, highlighting O17 - the first edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival - Opera Philadelphia presents the world premiere of Elizabeth Cree in collaboration with London's Hackney Empire (Sep 14-23). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steven Reineke, Ashley Brown, Christopher Johnstone & French Woods in Side By Side 2017
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 19, 2017

It was one of the most memorable nights of music ever heard in the Pavilion at the legendary French Woods, the French Woods Symphony Orchestra of 62 camp musicians was augmented by 15 Staff members and 15 members of The New York Pops under the baton of Maestro Steven Reineke, music director and conductor of The New York Pops. (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has announced the details of its 2017-18 centennial season. (more...)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces September Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced September 2017 highlights! Check out the listings below! (more...)

Central Park Dance to Mark 35th Anniversary This Fall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Central Park Dance, Westchester's largest dance center, devoted to artistic excellence in training the aspiring dancer, will mark its 35th anniversary this September season. (more...)

Toronto Film Fesitval Rolls Out Amitious Industry Conference Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® continued today to roll out its bold and ambitious 2017 TIFF Industry Conference programme. (more...)

4th Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Conference Reaches New Heights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Photo Flash: Director Walid Chaya Invites Industry Pros to Actors Connection Camp, Including VIP Jen Rudin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp is back for a final week of intensive summer events for young performers. Director Walid Chaya created the program to jump-start emerging careers for actors through events and Master Classes with a dozen New York TV, film, commercial and theatre pros. (more...)

Bergen County Players Celebrates its 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's '2015 Community Theater of the Year', is proud to announce its 85th consecutive season, running from September 2017 to June 2018. From entertaining musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. (more...)

Theatre Three Announces New Performing Arts Educational Opportunities for Adult Actors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Three, uptown Dallas's 56 year-old theatre-in-the-round will offer a number of new workshops and Master Classes for adult actors. In addition to another session of the previously announced National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) workshops, favorite local actors Wendy Welch and James McQuillen will present two sessions of one-day only Musical Audition Master Classes. All classes will take place at Theatre Three, located in the Quadrangle (2800 Routh Street, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75201). (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Launches Season with 14 Concerts in September and October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the launch of the 2017-18 season with 14 concerts in September and October. (more...)

Lisa Vroman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to welcome internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman on Friday, September 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 16 (8 p.m.). Making her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Lisa will perform Broadway classics by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, as well as a selection of songs from up-and-coming musical theatre composers. In between, Lisa will share stories of her life on (and off) the stage. Tickets for Lisa Vroman range in price from $35-$70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman's THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY to Dance Into BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman will present their dance theater work The Principles of Uncertainty, Sep 27-30, at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl). (more...)

Film Visionaries Shape and Influence Cinematic Landscape with 2017 TIFF Masters Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® has earned global recognition for its breadth of diversity and innovation in programming, and the lineup for the Masters programme is no exception. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Kyle Riabko and More Set for Cabaret 313's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Cabaret 313's 2017-18 season marks its fifth anniversary as Detroit's premier cabaret presenter, offering audiences the opportunity to experience some of Broadway's biggest names and brightest young talent. The season includes five performances across the city featuring Tony Award nominees and Grammy Award winners. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! and More Set for Halloran Centre's New Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Today, the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum announced a new theatre series as part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre programming. Three shows comprise this inaugural series that will run December through March 2018. (more...)

ArtsBridge Announces 2017-18 Field Trips, Master Classes & Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

As summer ends and school is back in session, teachers and parents are planning fall and winter activities. ArtsBridge Foundation invites you to include arts education experiences for your students and children by booking Field Trips, Master Classes and Family Series performances. (more...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

Theatre, Music, Poetry and More Slated for Irish Arts Center's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, has announced its fall 2017 season. The lineup epitomizes IAC's commitment to building community with a diversity of arts institutions, artists and audiences - in New York, across America, and abroad. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - Aug 10, 2017

Long Island theatre patrons have the opportunity to attend the tale of a 'killer' production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's horror musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at the Merrick Theatre & Center For the Arts until August 20. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Holding Open Auditions for Broadway Show Choir This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced open auditions for the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. (more...)

Top 10 Finalists for Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 10 finalists chosen for the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class have been named today by the JUNO Awards and Slaight Music. These 10 emerging acts will advance through to a final round of judging for the third annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, Canada's premier artist development program. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Julia Murney and More for GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

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