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Interactive Sci-Fi Comedy WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Begins Tonight at Parkside Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is returning to New York after its successful Brooklyn run last year. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival Presents THE CHAPLIN PLAYS: A DOUBLE FEATURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature'. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates Anniversary of Re-Opening with A GOLDEN CELEBRATION OF DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

On November 12, 2017, the Auditorium Theatre, The Theatre for the People, commemorates the 50th anniversary of its grand re-opening with A Golden Celebration of Dance, a one-night-only mixed repertory program featuring dancers from the world's premier dance companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. In addition, the evening will feature special performances by finalists from the Youth America Grand Prix, the next generation of great dancers. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Rolling Premiere Heads to Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

NY Public Library's Digital Curatorial Assistant, Stephen Bowie, on Revisiting BAKER STREET
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Oct 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Stephen Bowie, Digital Curatorial Assistant of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on Revisiting Baker Street: An Interview with Jerome Coopersmith. (more...)

Encompass Honors Christine Ebersole with Musical Salute at The National Arts Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

On Sunday, November 19th, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Alan Alda, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Broadway's sparkling luminary, CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, with a star-studded musical salute. (more...)

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Extends Into December at NYC's Parkside Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is extending its stay in New York through December 14, 2016 at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston). (more...)

Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre Presents Diane Samuels' KINDERTRANSPORT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

J's Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT) is proud to present Diane Samuels' KINDERTRANSPORT, as the inaugural production of JCAT's 11th season at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Miami Beach, Florida. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Today October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closing production of Karen Zacarias' a new play Into the Beautiful North, has extended and must close November 20 (originally scheduled to close Nov. 13). Central Works' first partnership with the National New Play Network was met with a tremendous response from the press and audiences alike. Described at its premiere as possessing the "alchemy of inspired satire, turned into a laugh-filled theatrical experience" and "never allowing the humor to blind us to the plight of its characters...".  Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Drew Gehling to Star in Frank Wildhorn's SCOTT AND ZELDA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S / 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, in conjunction with Hello Entertainment, presents Laura Michelle Kelly and Drew Gehling in Scott and Zelda: An American Musical - In Concert on November 10th. Join us for a concert celebration, and be the first to see this Frank Wildhorn- Jack Murphy show in NYC! (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's SCOTT & ZELDA Plays in Concert Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in conjunction with HELLO Entertainment, presents Laura Michelle Kelly and Drew Gehling in Scott and Zelda: An American Musical - In Concert tonight, November 10th. (more...)

Central Works Extends Comedy EDWARD KING Through 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Central Works Spring production, Edward King by Gary Graves,  has extended and must close June 18 (originally scheduled to close June 11). (more...)

WINTER by Julie Jensen World Premiere Opens 7/15
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

A searing, compassionate, and often very funny examination of the end of life-and the unconventional path one woman takes to get there, WINTER opens with a press night on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Previews July 13 &14), and runs through August 13 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Nationally acclaimed playwright Julie Jensen explores one of the most controversial topics in America. (more...)

PALACE WRECKERS, INC. Comes to Berkeley City Club This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night today, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. This Central Works Method play is a 'revenge comedy' - based on a Greek tragedy, turned into a contemporary comedy. (more...)

Palace Wreckers, Inc. Announce Opening Of New Comedy At Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night today, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. This Central Works Method play is a 'revenge comedy' - based on a Greek tragedy, turned into a contemporary comedy. The Central Works Method brings together writer, actors and director at the very outset of the playwriting process. In a supportive workshop environment, group research and collective brainstorming contribute to the entire development of the script. (more...)

Central Works' PALACE WRECKERS, INC Will Premiere At Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night on Saturday, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. (more...)

YEARS IN THE HUNDREDS Extended at Central Works Theater Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Central Works has extended its 2017 season opener, the bizarre mystery about twin sisters Years in the Hundreds by Jesse Potterveld, it is now extended and must close March 26. Playwright Jesse Potterveld's debut production Years in the Hundreds was met with an engaged and enthusiastic response from the press and audiences alike. The production was described at its premiere as "riveting & raw" with "delicious and disastrous secrets, harboring crime, love, and dalliances." In Years in the Hundreds "even the strangest things appear plausible" yet "unnervingly unpredictable".  Directed by Gary Graves, Years in the Hundreds was developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop and features actors Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan and Adam Roy. (more...)

Patricia Milton's Comedy BAMBOOZLED Extended At Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Central Works opening production of its 2018 season Bamboozled by award-winning playwright Patricia Milton, has extended through March 25th (originally scheduled to close March 18). (more...)

BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

AJ Shively, Robert Cuccioli and More Sign on for 'BROADWAY BOUND' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

AJ Shively (Bright Star), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Jim Walton (Sunset Boulevard) and Nick Cartell (Jesus Christ Superstar) have joined Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Phyllis Newman Joins BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman has joined the 9:30pm showing of Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Pendragon di Matteo Giambiasi, Adriano Voltini e Luca Valcarenghi vince PrIMO 2018
by Valeria Venturelli - Jun 7, 2018

Lo scorso 3 giugno h 21, nella prestigiosa cornice 'off' del Teatro Brancaccino in Roma, sono stati consegnati i riconoscimenti della quinta edizione di PrIMO, il Premio Italiano del Musical Originale. Ecco le opere premiate. (more...)

PrIMO 2018: le nostre pagelle
by Francesco Vittorino - Jun 5, 2018

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Persbericht: James Stout Bevorderd Tot Eerste Solist
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

James Stout bevorderd direct na première Tristan + Isolde (more...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Co Presents KINDERTRANSPORT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Britain took in over 10,000 Jewish refugee children from Europe. The rescue effort was known as Kindertransport. Separated from their families and fostered out to British homes, most of the children never saw their parents again. (more...)

Patricia Milton's Comedy BAMBOOZLED Premieres at Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Central Works begins its 2018 season of new plays with Bamboozled by award-winning playwright Patricia Milton, opening with a press night on Saturday, Feb 17, and running through March 18 (previews Feb 15 & 16) at the historic Berkeley City Club. Bamboozled was developed by Ms. Milton in the Central Works Writers Workshop, and is inspired by true events. (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Returns to NYC Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City tonight, January 5, through January 15, 2017, with its fifth annual explosion of provocative and pioneering opera- and music-theatre, curated by co-founding producers, Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE). (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival begins this week, running January 5-15! (more...)

Three Operadagen Rotterdam Co-Productions Shortlisted For Innovative Opera Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

No less than three performances co-produced by Operadagen Rotterdam have been included on the shortlist of sixteen projects for the FEDORA GENERALI Prize for Opera, a prominent award for 'new opera creations of excellence'. Harriet, Prisoner of the State, and We, the drowned each stand a chance of winning 150,000 for further development. The nominations serve as an acknowledgement of Operadagen Rotterdam's growing role as a co-producer and its enthusiasm for investing in talented makers. The festival collaborates with experienced producing organisations on developing new performances and showing them to the public. The winner, partly decided by public vote, will be announced in June 2018. Voting is now open via the FEDORA website. (more...)

Central Works 28th Season of New Work Opens With BAMBOOZLED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Central Works begins its 2018 season of new plays with Bamboozled by award-winning playwright Patricia Milton, opening with a press night on Saturday, Feb 17, and running through March 18 (previews Feb 15 & 16) at the historic Berkeley City Club. Bamboozled was developed by Ms. Milton in the Central Works Writers Workshop, and is inspired by true events. In Central Works 58th world premiere, Abby is a young appraiser touring with the show Antiques Roadtrip. She's a black woman from L.A. traveling in the south Shelby County, Tennessee. When she's accused of defrauding a Daughter of the Confederacy out of a fortune in Civil War heirlooms, Abby finds herself on the hook for a million dollars. Her legal team is flailing and her accuser is formidable. Should she cop a plea? Or take a long shot for justice? (more...)

BWW Review: I Spy Prototype Festival's Chamber Opera, MATA HARI
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 16, 2017

The life and times of the spy-as-femme-fatale, Mata Hari, has always attracted the interest of film and stage artists. Now we have the Matt Marks-Paul Peers opera Mata Hari—which opened New York's fifth Prototype Festival last week and continues through Saturday the 14th—though I think of it as more of a dance than an opera. Not literally, of course, but dramatically, as a dance of death for the title character and the men (and one woman) who surround her in this compelling, though somewhat messy, work. (more...)

The Laurie Beechman Presents The Life And Art Of Erte: One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Erte was nicknamed 'the father of Art Deco', a soubriquet that he was not comfortable with but it unfortunately stuck. He was born into Russian aristocracy and his family tree can be traced back to the Tartar kahns. He was greatly influenced by books on Persian and Indian miniatures in his father's library and by his beloved Greek vases that he studied during frequent trips as a boy to the Hermitage Museum. (more...)

Songs from NERDS, REBECCA and More Set for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Patricia Milton Comedy BAMBOOZLED Premieres At Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Central Works begins its 2018 season of new plays with Bamboozled by award-winning playwright Patricia Milton, opening with a press night on Saturday, Feb 17, and running through March 18 (previews Feb 15 & 16) at the historic Berkeley City Club. Bamboozled was developed by Ms. Milton in the Central Works Writers Workshop, and is inspired by true events. In Central Works 58th world premiere, Abby is a young appraiser touring with the show "Antiques Roadtrip." She's a black woman from L.A. traveling in the south-Shelby County, Tennessee. When she's accused of defrauding a Daughter of the Confederacy out of a fortune in Civil War heirlooms, Abby finds herself on the hook for a million dollars. Her legal team is flailing and her accuser is formidable. Should she cop a plea? Or take a long shot for justice? (more...)

Utah Opera Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2018-19 season. Featuring two new productions by the company's in-house Production Studios, Utah Opera's 41st season runs from October 2018 to May 2019 and comprises three main-stage productions at Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and a semi-staged production at Abravanel Hall. (more...)

Curtain Call Playhouse Presents Diane Samuels' KINDERTRANSPORT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Celebrating its 21st year of great theatre, Curtain Call Playhouse is proud to present Diane Samuels' KINDERTRANSPORT, at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center (March 2-18) & the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre (March 24 & 25). KINDERTRANSPORT is directed by Ted Dvoracek, with Jerry Jensen as Assistant Director. (more...)

Utah Opera Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2018-19 season. Featuring two new productions by the company's in-house Production Studios, Utah Opera's 41st season runs from October 2018 to May 2019 and comprises three main-stage productions at Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and a semi-staged production at Abravanel Hall. (more...)

Central Works 27th Season Launches with YEARS IN THE HUNDREDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Central Works 27th Season, launches February 18 with Years in the Hundreds by Jesse Potterveld (Feb 18-Mar 12), a mystery, "a sis-story" really, about twin sisters who spent years fooling the outside world, but now everything changes.  Directed by Gary Graves, Years in the Hundreds was developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop and features actors Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan and Adam Roy. (more...)

VIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Teases THE MAN WHO LAUGHS in Seoul
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Here's the WORLD PREMIERE video debut of Frank Wildhorn's THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, opening on July 10, 2018 Art Hall Opera Theater, Seoul. The spot features a solo violin and revealing the composer at the piano performing the theme from the show began running on Korean media this week. The Man Who Laughs is Wildhorn's 12th musical to open in Seoul. Based on Victor Hugo's novel, the romantic melodrama is credited with inspiring the comic book figure The Joker, based on the character, Gwynplaine. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

PALACE WRECKERS, INC. Comes to Berkeley City Club This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night on Saturday, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. This Central Works Method play is a 'revenge comedy' - based on a Greek tragedy, turned into a contemporary comedy. (more...)

Anti-Bullying, LGBTQ Off-Broadway Musical OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE Premieres in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Following two sold-out, off-Broadway runs in New York, Out of My Comfort Zone, a new rock musical about self-identity, gender, love, stereotypes, cyber-bullying, and friendship, will premier in London at The Redbridge Drama Centre. Written by husband-and-wife team Ivy Vale (book, lyrics and music) and Rick Reil (music), Out of My Comfort Zone will be presented and staged by The Redbridge Musical Theatre Company for three performances at Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, London, E18 2RB, from March 1-3, 2018. (more...)

Stars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Ryan Vona (Paramour), Paige Davis (Chicago & TV's Trading Spaces), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables) have all signed on to appear in Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Preview: Mazzoli-Vavrek WAVES Gets Second Break, at New York's Prototype Festival in January
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2016

For a new opera to have its second major showing less than four months after its premiere is unheard of—but then BREAKING THE WAVES, based on the Lars Von Trier film of the same name, isn't just any opera. This triumph by composer Missy Mazzoli, librettist Royce Vavrek, and direction by James Darrah—with a star-making turn by soprano Kiera Duffy in the central role of Bess—debuted at Opera Philadelphia last September and is having its New York premiere on January 6-9, 2017, over the first weekend of the Prototype Festival at NYU's Skirball Center. (more...)

Operadagen Rotterdam 2018 Is All About Heroism
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

The 13th edition of Operadagen Rotterdam, the festival for contemporary opera and music theatre, runs from Friday 18 through Sunday 27 May 2018. Operadagen Rotterdam presents more than 100 performances in major theatres, unusual venues, and outdoor locations in Rotterdam. The festival theme for 2018 is heroism with fascinating stories about the trials and challenges of a hero's journey. Online ticket sales of the first performances have just started. The full programme will be presented at the festive kick-off on 15 March 2018. (more...)

Scoop: Cooking Channel - January 2017 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Dec 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on Cooking Channel - January 2017 Highlights (more...)

LOVERS, LETTERS, AND KILLERS Opens At 13th Street Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 13th Street Repertory Theatre, continuing its exploration of unique and experimental performance art and theatre, opens next with 'Lovers, Letters, and Killers,' a new work performed and starring Eva Dorrepaalby. The work is directed by 13th Street Repertory Artistic Director, Joseph Battista, and is produced by Roslyn McKay. (more...)

Review Roundup: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical RAGTIME, the dazzling new musical ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920's, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family. (more...)

Palace Wreckers, Inc. Announce Opening Of New Comedy At Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night on Saturday, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. This Central Works Method play is a "revenge comedy" - based on a Greek tragedy, turned into a contemporary comedy. The Central Works Method brings together writer, actors and director at the very outset of the playwriting process. In a supportive workshop environment, group research and collective brainstorming contribute to the entire development of the script. (more...)

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