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Union Square Theatre

(New York, NY)
100 E. 17th Street
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast, hopes that you'll join them for The Arkin and Friends.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The celebrated Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will perform works by renowned Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Aaron Copland, and John Zorn on Sunday, November 10 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
This past Sunday, October 27th, I WISH: The Roles That Could Have Been, returned to Feinstein's/54 Below, with a sold out crowd!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
This Fall marks the culmination of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Fall Concert, Sound and Fury, for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 16 and 17.  Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum says  includes a?oesome of the most powerful moments from some of the greatest operatic works,a?? will feature selections from two Verdi operas a?" Otello and Il trovatore; two Puccini operas a?" Turandot and Tosca; as well as sequences from Lehár's The Merry Widow.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
On Sunday, November 10th, classical guitar virtuoso, Tali Roth will give a master class at 2pm followed by a performance at 8pm at the MAC (Milford Arts Council), 40 Railroad Avenue South in downtown Milford, CT.
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 29, 2019
Alexandra Silber lives out her Broadway dreams in her Feinstein's/54 Below show I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been. In the second installment of Silber's concert, Broadway stars flocked to the venue to sing songs from roles that have passed them by for one reason or another.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Theater J's 2019 Annual Benefit Performance is an unforgettable evening of musical theater at the newly renovated Edlavitch DCJCC on November 18 at 6:30 PM. The centerpiece of the event, which also includes food, drink, and socializing, is a special musical performance of After Anatevka: a Novel Based on a?oeFiddler on the Roofa?? written and performed by Grammy-nominated artist and author Alexandra Silber. Silber, who has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (directed by Bartlett Sher) and the West End, imagines what happens to Sholem Alecheim's beloved characters of Fiddler on the Roof after they step off stage. The performance features new songs composed by some of the top rising talent in musical theater today and sung by the gifted Silber, who recently played Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Olney Theatre Center.
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
For the fifth year, THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca CHANEL Women's Filmmaker Program will create new opportunities for women filmmakers. Tribeca and CHANEL, in collaboration with Pulse Films and Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), founded THROUGH HER LENS in 2015 to provide industry support, artistic development, and funding to emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors. Participants will gather in New York City for the program's 5th edition, which will run November 4-6, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Today, Broadway Records /1650 Records /LOML Records released 'The Right of Way' from Tony-nominated singer Mary Bridget Davies. This is the first track from Stay With Me:  The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy, to be released in January 2020. Written by the renowned songwriter, this is the first time the track has been recorded and released. 'The Right of Way' showcases Davies' powerful vocals, honed over many years as Janis Joplin in Love Janis and A Night With Janis Joplin.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world-renowned center for artistic growth and excellence, announces 2020 professional advancement programs in Contemporary Ballet, Street & Club Dances, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre Dance; and professional development programs in Choreography and Dance Photography. Situated in the heart of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the longest-running dance festival in the United States, The School has been instrumental in furthering the careers of dance artists for over 80 years and offers innovative programs each year with its roster of renowned and sought-after choreographers and dance leaders who serve as faculty. Dancers selected to attend The School at Jacob's Pillow join one of the most influential international dance networks in the field. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
This year's Gotham Storytelling Festival features Radio Free Brooklyn's Michele Carlo, friend-of-FRIGID Una Osato, and the incomparable Ophira Eisenberg of NPR's Ask Me Another. The festival is diverse in perspective and style, and we couldn't be more proud of our 2019 lineup.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Ceremony took place on October 21, 2019, during a spirited evening at Drury Lane Oakbrook. 'Frankenstein,' produced by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, took home five awards, including Best Production a?' Play in the Midsize category. Court Theatre also took home five awards, including the coveted Ensemble Award for 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf' and four awards for a?oePhotograph 51.a?? Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of 'Downstate' received the Jeff Award for Best Production - Play in the Large category. The award for Best Production - Musical in the Large category went to 'Six' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the award for Best Production - Musical in the Midsize category went to 'Caroline, or Change,' produced by Firebrand Theatre in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra will accompany veteran singer Lisa Fischer and her band, Grand Baton, in a spectacular performance in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts on November 1, at 8 p.m. PYO's 130 members, between the ages of 14 and 21, will support Fischer's dynamic range of rock, soul, classical and other influences. Josephine Lee, President & Artistic Director for the Chicago Children's Choir, will be conducting the orchestra.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 22, 2019
With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the most prestigious theatre programs from all across the United States to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're chatting with faculty from Eckerd College's theatre program about its Reflective Service Learning, partnership with Circle in the Square, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Fresh off their celebrated sold out 18/19 tour, The Broadway Collective is once again hitting the roada?'9 cities in totala?'to find and train the next generation of Broadway performers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
STARRING BUFFALO, a not-for-profit arts organization a??that brings together Broadway's best performers, Buffalo's top theater professionals, and talented area students to create unforgettable theatrical experiences, is proud to announce the full cast for its production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Missy Elliott has unveiled a spectacular new visual for “DripDemeanor” featuring R&B singer, Sum1. “DripDemeanor”, directed by Derek Blanks, is the second visual from her recently released EP, ICONOLOGY, which is available everywhere via Atlantic Records/Goldmind. Hailed by Esquire as “pure nineties-inspired R&B perfection,” Derek Blanks fittingly captures the essence of a true Missy Elliott visual with futuristic shots paired with precise choreography by Sean Bankhead. Just in time for homecoming season, Missy pays homage to the HBCU culture, spotlighting members of the Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternities, Inc. effortlessly strolling throughout the visual.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
It takes a village to create a masterpiece. OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work at the East Village's arts haven, The theater at the 14th Street Y.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
On Sunday, October 13th, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes spent the day with a group of students at Broadway Artists Alliance, workshopping audition material and sharing stories about her experience on Broadway. Osnes was most recently seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production Bandstand, in which she originated the role of Julia Trojan and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Osnes is also well known for her starring turns in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Ella, Tony Award Nomination), Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie, Tony Award Nomination), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), South Pacific (Nellie Forbush) and Grease (Sandy). Osnes took time out of her busy schedule to connect with the students and share her advice for navigating the theater industry.
by Review Roundups - Oct 17, 2019
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle, opens tonight at The Westside Theatre. See what the critics are saying!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Pace students and the local community will have the chance to get firsthand insights from Candice Bergen and Hawk Koch in a conversation at Pace University on October 29th. Bergen starred in the critically acclaimed CBS comedy series a?oeMurphy Brown,a?? for which she received five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards over a 10-year run. Last fall she returned to the iconic role in the CBS revival. Most recently she appeared in, a?oeBook Cluba?? alongside Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen.
by Brett Cullum - Oct 16, 2019
4th Wall Theatre Company's production shows a lot of love for Tennessee Williams, and they have thrown a ton of resources behind it. The result is a strikingly handsome production with surprising interpretations of the characters and plenty of eye candy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The University of Saint Joseph's acclaimed 5X5 Dance Festival brings together choreographers, performers, educators, and students to study, perform, and, of course, celebrate the multifaceted art of dance. Artists, students, and audiences share their experience, talent, and inspiration through master classes, workshops, discussions, and performances. The 17th Annual 5X5 Dance Festival performances and master classes will be held in the University of Saint Joseph's Autorino Center in West Hartford, Conn. on Saturday, Nov. 2, with a showcase performance at 7:30 p.m. Pre-show, site-specific performances will occur in the Bruyette Athenaeum starting at 7 p.m.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 14, 2019
The Legendary Chita Rivera keeps on moving in her extraordinary nightclub act at 54 Below.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 14, 2019
With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the most prestigious theatre programs from all across the United States to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're chatting with faculty from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television about their work-study program, New York Musical Theater Showcase, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Design impresario Ken Fulk and theatre producer Mark Cortale have announced that they will present Heavenly Bodies, a special event benefiting The Foundation at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco, starring historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM.
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2019
Antaeus Theatre Company's stunning world premiere of Jennifer Maisel's EIGHT NIGHTS vividly details the life of Holocaust survivor Rebecca Blum from the day she arrives to New York City at age 19, through significant life milestones, to becoming a great-grandmother at age 86. And all this accomplished rather smoothly with increasing intensity and gravitas in less than two hours without an intermission! Developed in Antaeus Playwrights Lab, the play's title EIGHT NIGHTS, I believe, refers to the eight individual nights/scenes during Chanukah over a period of 67 years, spanning four generations. Or, more literally, the eight-day, Jewish wintertime festival of lights.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Broadway in Hawaii Announced the Recipients of Their Broadway Education Fund, donating a portion of the sale of each ticket sold for the wildly popular Phantom of the Opera tour, The Illusionists- Live from Broadway and RENT, the 20th anniversary tour.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
 The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) presents the return of the wildly creative and physically daring Pilobolus (pih LAH boh lus) in the Louisiana premiere of SHADOWLAND-The New Adventure on Friday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The Auditorium Theatre's signature production Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah celebrates 15 years in Chicago, and is one of the first performances to kick off the Year of Chicago Music, on January 18 and 19, 2020, in addition to a special Student Matinee performance on January 17. The jazz-gospel twist on George Frideric Handel's classic Messiah oratorio premiered at the Auditorium in 2006, and has been inspiring and uplifting audiences ever since.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Tribeca Enterprises and CHANEL concluded the fifth annual THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program, announcing the recipient who will receive full production funding for her original short film at a cocktail reception this evening in New York City. 
by Greer Firestone - Nov 7, 2019
The year is 1960. The place is Aldersgate Church Canteen on a Saturday night. Springer Jr. High student Greer Firestone is in attendance along with most of his classmates. #1. The DJ intones 'ladies choice' and spins a?oeWill You Still Love Me Tomorrowa?? by The Shirelles. #2. The girls swarm to form a line in front of Firestone in faint hopes of being enraptured by his rakish, boyish charm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra returns to the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall for their second concert of the 2019-2020 season on November 17, at 3 p.m. The ensemble, conducted by Maestro Louis Scaglione, has earned nationwide acclaim for their development of young musicians.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
On Saturday, November 2nd, Broadway's longest running Elphaba, Jackie Burns, worked with a group of students at Broadway Artists Alliance, workshopping audition material and sharing stories about her experiences in the industry. Burns garnered critical acclaim for her long running portrayal of Elphaba in the musical Wicked. She holds the distinction of most performances as the green-skinned witch on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
CMS continues its 50th anniversary celebration with its annual holiday Baroque festival throughout the month of December. Bach's a?oeGoldberga?? Variations, composed near the end of his life, will be performed on December 3rd by Jeffrey Kahane, one of a handful of masters of this work. Kahane will begin the performance with remarks on this monumental piece, which is an immersive experience during which the listener journeys through time and space. The next day, Kahane will give a free master class on solo piano works by Bach and other composers (December 4th).   
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's (PYO) all-brass ensemble, Bravo Brass, will present a concert of recent compositions and fresh arrangements of holiday favorites entitled 'Brand New Brass' at the historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Burlington, New Jersey on Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m. St. Mary's is located at 145 West Broad Street, Burlington, NJ. The performance will be led by Paul Bryan, the Director and Conductor of Bravo Brass.
by Jim Munson - Nov 20, 2019
a?oeGypsya?? is undeniably one of the all-time great achievements of the American musical theater. It possesses a thrilling combination of showbiz razzmatazz and dramatic intensity, grounded in Arthur Laurents' complex book and wrapped in an incomparably tuneful and stirring score by Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim. For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of seeing a?oeGypsy,a?? here's the basic rundown. This a?oemusical fablea?? is pretty much the ultimate backstage musical, set in the 1920's/30's against the backdrop of the dying vaudeville circuit and based on the true tale of the ultimate stage mother and her two daughters. Momma Rose, dissatisfied with the lousy cards life has dealt her, pushes her two young daughters to careers in show business as a way of fulfilling her own dreams. In real life, one eventually became successful actress June Havoc, and the other perhaps the most famous American stripper of all time, Gypsy Rose Lee. The show is replete with kiddie acts, charm songs, comic numbers and roof-raising anthems, all performed with a dual edge of gusto and desperation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
An awe-inspiring evening of mentorship and musicianship awaits as two special guest artists join the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Brahms' Double Concerto at the upcoming Winter Concert. Both principal musicians of Pacific Symphony, Dennis Kim (concertmaster) and Warren Hagerty (recently appointed principal cello) also have a connection to OCSA.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced Six-Time Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Audra McDonald will be headlining Shea's Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, April 25, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
In The Works is be presented monthly and feature three composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month features the works of composers: Seth Christenfeld, Sophie Danis Oberfield & Fernanda Douglas, and Kyle Segar & David Kornfeld. Special Guest: Amy Engelhardt. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
This Year Marks 40 Years since Richard (Ricky) Skipper left Conway, South Carolina to come to New York City for a career in Show Business and he's celebrating!Direct from sold out shows at NYC's St. Luke's Theatre and The Theatre of The Republic in South CarolinaUrban Stages Theater259 West 30th Street (bet 7th and 8thAvenues)
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 13, 2019
Austin Opera's latest effort, Verdi's, RIGOLETTO dazzles in every way. They absolutely outdid themselves this time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Fresh from a performance at Carnegie Hall the Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), in its 21st season, adds holiday cheer to the season with its 16th Annual Holiday concert at St. John's University with Concerto di Natale a celebration in song and dance onSaturday, December 14, 3 p.m. at St. John's University Gymnasium, 300 Howard Avenue, Staten Island. Tickets are $15/advance $20 at the door. ALWAYS FREE for children and students. Purchase tickets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Back to Birdland by popular demand following two sold-out performances, a?oeA Celebration of Jewish Broadwaya?? honors the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King will transport the audience back to the streets of the theatre district, your bubbie's Shabbos table, or the places of your dreams.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 11, 2019
With college theatre program audition season in full swing, we're highlighting prestigious theatre programs from all across the country and chatting with the schools' faculty about everything from from the audition process to real world experience and more. Today we're looking at how twenty-five different major universities help prepare their theatre students for life after graduation. Find out what University of Cincinnati, Marymount Manhattan College and more had to say!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts to host acclaimed British actor, Guy Masterson's solo performance of Dickens' A Christmas Carol on December 7, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2019
A PRINCESS STORY, written by Burt Reynolds' master class student Veronica Viruet Simpson, took home two top prizes at the Georgia Latino International Film Festival. Simpson, who penned the story as a loving tribute to her late father, Abigail Viruet, and Vietnam veteran John Curtis Wells, won both Best Actress and Best Director awards.
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Nov 1, 2019
Finding a way to entertain and educate can be tricky. When an artist turns educator, there is a certain magic that happens when it's done with amazing skill and clear facts. The genius of John Leguizamo is that he finds a way to marry the two while amusing us, tugging at our heartstrings, and opening our eyes to the impact of the Latin community in American history.