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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...)

Rialto Chatter: SCARLET PIMPERNEL Broadway Revival in the Works? WONDERLAND to Make West End Debut?
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 12, 2015

Just last night PBS aired a new episode of its 66TH AND BROADWAY series, this time featuring the work of composer Frank Wildhorn, and on the show, he revealed scoops on the status of two of his projects. (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...)

BWW's On This Day - November 18, 2017
by - Nov 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

Collaborative Artists Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of LOST GENERATION, 5/8-31
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

In the West Coast premiere of 'Lost Generation' the complex and dangerous friendship of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald with Ernest Hemingway is traced in this funny, surreal and dark play which presents their evolving attractions, entanglements, jealousies, conflicts, and madness. (more...)

Immersive Musical WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Begins Next Month at Brooklyn Fireproof
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The original 1960's inspired sci-fi musical WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO gets an immersive, dance-party infused production beginning June 11. This theatrical extravaganza will transform the bar and gallery space of Bushwick's Brooklyn Fireproof into Planet Wongo where audience members can dance, interact with sexy alien beings and be part of the show. Wongo is based on a concept by Ben Budick with music by Dave Ogrin, lyrics by Ben Budick, Steve Mackes and Dave Ogrin and a book by Steve Mackes. David Rigano directs. Performances begin June 11. (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...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (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...)

HERE Kicks Off CULTUREMART 2015 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The OBIE-winning HERE proudly presents CULTUREMART 2015, taking place tonight, March 4, through March 14. (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...)

7 VEILS Set for Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

7 Veils: An Evening with Mata Hari, a new one-woman show by Faro Productions, takes a playful, contemporary and irreverent look at the life and times of infamous exotic dancer, spy and seductress, Mata Hari. (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...)

Paulo Coelho to Release New Novel This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

NEW YORK, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Paulo Coelho, the bestselling author of The Alchemist and other works whose books have sold 200 million copies in 160 countries has written a new novel based on the life of Mata Hari. THE SPY will be published simultaneously in English language territories around the world on November 22, and it will be published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf. The announcement was made today by Anne Messitte, Executive Vice President, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. (more...)

Broadway's Jeff Calhoun Talks New Musical MATA HARI: 'We Have Something Extraordinary'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Broadway choreographer and director Jeff Calhoun, (Broadway's 'Grease', Newsies), has joined forces with an A-list team of musical talent, including 'Bonnie and Clyde' composer Frank Wildhorn, to take on the story of the infamous female spy Mata Hari (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...)

Frank Wildhorn Weds Yoka Wao Before Crowd of Broadway Stars!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 27, 2015

Over the weekend, prolific composer Frank Wildhorn married Japanese performing artist Yoka Wao in a beautiful ceremony held in Maui. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 5-15, 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...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

HERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

HERE announces its 2015-2016 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist productions, an Artistic Director production, the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary works in HERE's 2015-2016 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.  (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...)

'ALMOST MATA HARI' with Eva Dorrepaal to Play TNC in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

In creating a theater piece about Mata Hari, the Dutch-born actress Eva Dorrepaal (www.evadorrepaal.com) found that she shared one quality with the infamous World War I-era spy:  an addiction to dangerous love.  The truth is, you could probably find more similarities if you dig farther, but this is the idea behind her solo show, 'Almost Mata Hari - Lovers, Letters and Killers,' whose premiere run will be presented by Theater for the New City January 7 to 24. (more...)

Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

he Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.  Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. Public Theater Member tickets and single tickets are available now. (more...)

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

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

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE CHAPLIN PLAYS: A DOUBLE FEATURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 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...)

Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM Extended at Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Central Works (CW) world premiere of Patricia Milton's political comedy Hearts of Palm has been extended through Sunday, August 21. (more...)

Interactive Sci-Fi Comedy WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO to Play Parkside Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 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...)

Collaborative Artists Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of LOST GENERATION, 5/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

In the West Coast premiere of 'Lost Generation' the complex and dangerous friendship of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald with Ernest Hemingway is traced in this funny, surreal and dark play which presents their evolving attractions, entanglements, jealousies, conflicts, and madness. (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...)

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