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Imagine U Set To Make Young Imaginations Soar With 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

A purple crayon wielding adventurer, a dancing beagle and an intrepid young aviator will fuel a season of stories for young audiences when Northwestern University's 2018-2019 Imagine U season lifts off Sept. 29 at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

KPFK's Arts In Review Hosts Actors Valerie Perri And Larry Cedar From THE WORLD GOES ROUND At Freud Playhouse 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM. Today, Sep 7, Julio hosts Valerie Perri and Larry Cedar from Reprise 2.0's staging of the musical, The World Goes Round, currently performing though Sep 16 at The Freud Playhouse at UCLA (more...)

BEN BUTLER By Richard Strand Comes To Portland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

BEN BUTLER by Richard Strand begins Sep 25 through Oct 21, opens for reviewers Friday September 28, 2018. When a runaway slave demands sanctuary at a Union Army garrison, the General in charge is faced with moral quandary: follow the letter of the law, or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history? "…Part comedy, part historical drama and part biography… by turns sarcastic, droll and witty." NY Times (more...)

DIVA ROYALE Opens Purple Rose 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) will open its 28th season with "Diva Royale", a world premiere comedy by founder Jeff Daniels. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANCE NATION at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Clare Barron's explosive new play Dance Nation makes its UK debut in summer 2018, directed by Bijan Sheibani. Get a first look in the photos below! (more...)

Starz to Preview the Premiere of WARRIORS OF LIBERTY CITY on STARZ App and VOD Platforms
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the premiere episode of the new unscripted six-part series 'Warriors of Liberty City' will be available on the STARZ App and VOD platforms on Sunday, September 9th - one week ahead of its STARZ linear channel debut on September 16th at 8 PM ET/PT. Each subsequent episode will be available across all digital and on-demand platforms one week prior to the linear airing. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Valerie Perri from Reprise 2.0's THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by West of Broadway - Sep 4, 2018

Reprise 2.0 is presenting Kander and Ebbs THE WORLD GOES ROUND at UCLA's Freud Playhouse September 5th through the 16th and we are so thrilled to be joined by award-winning singer actress Valerie Perri! (more...)

Further Casting Announced For PINTER AT THE PINTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

An exciting group of theatre stars have joined The Jamie Lloyd Company's Pinter at the Pinter season, which began its unprecedented celebration of Harold Pinter this month, featuring all the Nobel Prize winning playwright's short plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FANTASTICKS at ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE FANTASTICKS at ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Ailey's Choreography Unlocked Festival Fosters Community And Creativity With Panels, Performances, And Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

As part of the "Ailey Ascending" 60th Anniversary celebration, the Choreography Unlocked Festival of performance, conversation, and master classes will take place at Ailey's home across two weekends - October 12 - 14 & 26- 28. Building on the success of the New Directions Choreography Lab, created by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle in 2011, the festival will elevate The Joan Weill Center for Dance's role in the community as a hub for creating and presenting new work and fostering the next generation of choreographers.   (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Janelle Monáe Discuss Working with Prince and Much More In New Red Bull Music Festival Berlin Lecture
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2018

Last week Red Bull Music Festival Berlin presented a conversation with Janelle Monáe about her life and career, moderated by Christine Kakaire at the former Silent Movie Theater Delphi. The Wondaland label head and R&B futurist with a flair for showmanship shared a public lecture, now available to watch in full on Red Bull Music Academy YouTube and Facebook. The lecture is part of Red Bull Music Festival which is happening across the entire city of Berlin for the next month, running parallel to the 20th anniversary edition of Red Bull Music Academy. (more...)

BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP: An Encounter With Emily Dickinson Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Ensemble for the Romantic Century (Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director) is proud to announce the opening of Angelica Page in the title role BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson. Opening Night is this Thursday, September 27th. (more...)

LTM's Popular Play Reading Series Evenings@7 Continues With CHAMBER MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

A one-act set in 1938, Chamber Music tells the story of eight asylum inmates, who all identify as famous women from different historical periods. Joan of Arc - or someone who thinks herself Joan of Arc - marches in with a large wooden cross, nearly colliding with silent film actress Pearl White. Meanwhile, Isabella of Spain glares strikingly in her chair as Mozart's wife, Constanze, listens to the phonograph and bristles at the mention of Bach. All the while Amelia Earhart claims she is sane; she just wants to get out, but nobody believes her. (more...)

The Dig Share New Single DON'T STOP RUNNING Via Earmilk
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Following a recent move to Los Angeles, CA from Brooklyn, NY, indie-rockers The Dig are rolling out a series of tracks about starting new chapters and making a new life. The newest single from their upcoming Afternoon With Caroline EP, “Don't Stop Running,” is out today and can be heard now at EARMILK. They call the track a “banger that takes inspiration from '70s soul-pop,” and go on to add, “A warbly mellotron keyboard lets listeners know it's okay to rest easy on this carefree joy ride that comes equipped with wispy call and response vocals that envelop our ears with idyllic summer imagery. A dazed and floral chorus make way for satisfying chord changes and feel-good melodies that soothe the soul.” Afternoon With Caroline will become Side B of a special edition 12-inch LP due out October 19, 2018 via Roll Call Records, with the band's recently released Moonlight Baby EP as Side A. Consequence Of Sound announced the two EPs earlier this year, debuting the title track for Moonlight Baby and praising its “dreamy vocals.” Additionally, Paste Magazine shared details about the full LP, along with the “synth-laden” lead single from Afternoon With Caroline, “Million Dollar Man,” which Magnetic Magazine named one of the '15 Best Indie Tracks Of July 2018.' (more...)

CHOIR BOY By Tarell Alvin McCraney Opens Season 50 Of Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

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Regional Premiere of PAPERMAKER Opens 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Papermaker, a two act play by Monica Wood, was first produced in spring 2015 at Portland Stage in Portland, Maine, more than doubling the company's all-time-record for ticket sales and attracting a new blue collar demographic to the theatre.  Chenango River Theatre's production will be just the 3rd production nationally of this compelling new play.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

Annapurna Pictures released the official trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, in select theaters November 30. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

Cast Revealed For David Kramer's LANGARM At The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Fugard Theatre announces its cast for LANGARM, the much-anticipated new musical by award-winning, South African legend David Kramer.The actors in the leading roles are Rushney Ferguson, Cameron Botha, Kim Louis, Oscar Petersen, Pierre Nelson and Julio Jantjies. LANGARM will be presented at The Fugard Theatre for the festive season from 20 November and early bird tickets are already flying! (more...)

Richmond County Orchestra Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO) turns 20 and celebrates with a show for its fans Friday, October 12 at 8 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden featuring a world premiere, debuts and the return of favorite performers.HAPPY BIRTHDAY RCO welcomes Joan Caddell in her debut performance with RCO and the world premiere of 'After the Rain' by composer Howard Fox back -dropped by the art work of Sarah Yuster.   (more...)

Tune in to JANELLE MONÁE'S Global Livestream at Red Bull Music Festival Berlin 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

A singer, songwriter, producer and actress, Janelle Monáe has been electrifying audiences with her hybrid brand of Afrofuturist funk, soul and R&B since her 2010 debut LP The ArchAndroid. Most recently, the Kansas City native and Wondaland label head has starred in two award-winning films, Moonlight and Hidden Figures, and released 2018's critically-acclaimed audiovisual piece Dirty Computer. A fierce activist in her public life, Monáe uses science fiction and sonic elements from various styles and genres to explore themes of race, class and sexuality – which has established her as one of the most forward-thinking creative voices of her generation. As part of Red Bull Music Festival Berlin, we welcome the musical android to the former silent movie theatre Delphi for a public lecture about her life and career. (more...)

L'FREAQ Shares New Single NEW SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

NYC-based, dark synth pop artist, L'FREAQ, shares her third single, 'New Skin,' from her new EP, Weird Awakenings, due out October 26, 2018.  (more...)

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Announces Its 2018-2019 Extraordinary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announces its most ambitious and dazzling year of special events! La Mirada Theatre will kick things off with such sensational shows as LEE ANN WOMACK, THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY and PAUL ANKA, and that's just this Fall!  (more...)

Netflix Announces New Series, MY FIRST FIRST LOVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Netflix Inc., the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced today that it is bringing a new Korean Netflix original series, My First First Love, from director Oh Jin-seok and writer Kim Min-seo. The series will go into production this year and will be available only on Netflix globally in 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: The Pond Theatre Company's THE NATURALISTS Showcases Quiet Lives and the Search for Self
by Julie Musbach - Sep 12, 2018

The Pond is currently playing host to the world premiere of The Naturalists by Irish playwright Jaki McCarrick who is making her own New York debut with the company. The production is largely successful in its goals, scarring the range of emotions as the audience gets a glimpse into the quiet yet troubled lives of a group Irish people living in the countryside. (more...)

Announcing MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT By Tarell Alvin McCraney And Tina Landau
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today it will produce the world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award) as the sixth production in the 2018/19 season. Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and untold Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney in the lead role. Previews begin May 23, 2019 (opening is June 3 at 7pm) and the production runs through July 14, 2019 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press Performances are Monday, June 3 at 7pm and Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30pm. Single tickets ($20-$94) go on sale at a later date at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Members have pre-sale ticket access. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE DRAGON GRISWYND Tells A Fairy Tale For All Ages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

A playful and poignant fairy tale for all ages, THE DRAGON GRISWYND by Carrie Robbins will have its world premier in the Community Space Theater at The Theater for the New City, Crystal Field (Artistic Director), as part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival, committed to wide-ranging, original theatrical visions. THE DRAGON GRISWYND is based on a story by RD Robbins.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: See Barry Jenkins, Brian Tyree Henry, and More at the TIFF Premiere of IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK had its world premiere this evening at the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theater. See the photos below! (more...)

A BOWIE CELEBRATION Announces 2019 North American Tour
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades has announced a 32-date North American winter tour for 2019. (more...)

The London Film Festival Announces Full Lineup, Opening with European Premiere of Steve McQueen's WIDOWS
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® today announces its full programme, featuring a diverse selection of 225 feature films from both established and emerging talent. This 12-day celebration of cinema illustrates the richness of international filmmaking, with films to delight and entertain audiences, and also films that probe and interrogate issues of significance. (more...)

Rave Reviews Releases Ranking of The 50 Most Beautiful Movies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Rave Reviews, the innovative site that publishes entertaining guides and rankings based on advanced data-driven analysis, has published its ranking of the '50 Most Beautiful Movies.' The ranking is available here! (more...)

DMT Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) opens its 2018-19 season to Once Upon a Mattress, with performances running September 13-30, 2018. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Sizzles in Season Closer CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

CHICAGO, the longest-running American musical on Broadway, makes its long-awaited debut at the Moonlight Amphitheatre September 12 - 29 at 7:30 p.m. Two CHICAGO vets closely associated with the Broadway production bring extra spark to The Moonlight. Terra C. MacLeod, currently starring in the Broadway production of CHICAGO as Velma, takes on the role of Roxie at The Moonlight. Roxane Carrasco, playing Velma at The Moonlight, has played the same starring role in the Broadway production. Fellow Broadway vet David Engel returns to The Moonlight stage as Billy Flynn. MacLeod is also co-directing the Moonlight production alongside James Vasquez. Corey Wright, recently appearing in the Broadway national tour production of CHICAGO, choreographs while JD Dumas is musical director and Kenneth Gammie is conductor. Tickets range in price $17 - $57 and are on sale now through VisTix at (760) 724-2110 and online at Moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Archway Theatre's Immersive Style Continues With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Classic winged fairies, forlorn lovers, comic mechanicals, and magic-wielding demigods abound when the Woodbury University Library presents Archway Theatre Company's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' as another site-specific immersive production, this time under a giant oak tree. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 14-22. General seating tickets are $28. Lawn seating is $40 for a family of four. (more...)

Tony Winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson Joins OWN's DAVID MAKES MAN
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the addition of five new cast members to the ensemble of its upcoming lyrical drama "David Makes Man," the television debut from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight"). Additionally, four directors have been tapped to helm episodes of the premiere season of the series which is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Three of TRUE DETECTIVE Starring Mahershala Ali
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2018

HBO released the teaser trailer for season three of TRUE DETECTIVE. The third season is set to premiere January 2019 on HBO, HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand. (more...)

The Zurich Film Festival to Open with GREEN BOOK Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

The European Premiere of director Peter Farrelly's drama GREEN BOOK, from Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures, will open the 14th Zurich Film Festival on 27 September 2018. Farrelly and Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (EASTERN PROMISES, THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY) will attend as the Zurich Film Festival's honored guests. (more...)

TIFF 2018's 'In Conversation With...' Lineup Features Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

The Toronto International Film Festival presents this year's In Conversation With... lineup: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Through insightful, dynamic and intimate discussion, this programme will provide an engaging experience for TIFF's audience with artists who have commanded their distinct roles on screen. All discussions are moderated by a journalist or industry expert, along with clips of career highlights followed by a brief audience Q&A. (more...)

Boston Court Pasadena Announces Fall 2018 Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Boston Court Pasadena presents another daring season of music events to Southern California - 14 Uncommon Performances -- this fall starting September 7 with a program of all new work in Poets, Prophets and Philosophers - with The Lyris Quartet and soprano Hila Plitmann. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for A24's SLICE Starring Chance the Rapper
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2018

A24 has released the trailer for SLICE. The film is from writer/director Austin Vesely and stars Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz, Rae Gray, Paul Scheer, and Joe Keery.   (more...)

Pasadena Symphony And POPS Host An Enchanted Evening At Centennial Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Join the Pasadena Symphony Association for an unforgettable evening of enchantment and romance on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as they host the annual Moonlight Sonata Gala. This year's elegant soiree will light up Centennial Square, set against the iconic rotunda of Pasadena City Hall. The evening's festivities will kick off with libations around the Baroque fountain in the cloistered courtyard, followed by a luxe dinner under a moonlit sky at the steps of City Hall, and will conclude with dancing into the night under the stars. The program offers something for everyone - with an awards ceremony honoring two prominent community figures, an exciting live and silent auction, and live music performances by distinguished musicians. (more...)

New Play By Carrie Robbins THE DRAGON GRISWYND To Play The New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

THE DRAGON GRISWYND, a new play by Carrie Robbins - the playwright and Tony-nominated costume designer - will be presented at Theatre for the New City (155 First Ave.) in the East Village this summer, with performances scheduled September 6-16 as part of TNC's Dream Up Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Brings Paris to Moonlight Stage
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 20, 2018

Moonlight Stage Productions invites you to spend a summer evening in 15th century Paris, with their production of HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Who doesn't want to go to Paris in the summer? (more...)

A BOWIE CELEBRATION Announces West Coast Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades returns this September with a limited run of West Coast tour dates. Commencing September 26 in Ventura, CA, the critically acclaimed show will stop in Riverside, San Diego, Reno and Saratoga. A BOWIE CELEBRATION features band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Carmine Rojas and Mark Plati along with world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler, Gaby Moreno and Joe Sumner, among others, performing a mix of Bowie's hits and deep-cuts. See below for tour dates and venues and visit www.abowiecelebration.com to purchase tickets.  (more...)

THE DRAGON GRISWYND Comes to the Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018

A playful, and poignant fairy tale for all ages, THE DRAGON GRISWYND by Carrie Robbins will have its world premier in the Community Space Theater at The Theater for the New City, Crystal Field (Artistic Director), as part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival, committed to wide-ranging, original theatrical visions. THE DRAGON GRISWYND is based on a story by RDRobbins. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Co Opens Season with THE GRADUATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to open its 45th Season with the Maine premiere of The Graduate. Based on the cult-classic novel and the iconic 1967 film, playwright Terry Johnson's stage adaptation is a bitterly hilarious dark comedy, full of rapid-fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters. Performances runSeptember 6-23 at the historic Bangor Opera House. (more...)

BWW Review: Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO + JULIET
by Rona Kelly - Aug 17, 2018

It's that time of year again. Commuters watch and wonder, as waves of people cram onto their rush hour trains. You can spot them a mile off, thanks to their lightsabers, corsets, and this year blindingly bright Hawaiian shirts. It can only mean one thing: Secret Cinema is taking over London. Just a few weeks after Blade Runner - The Final Cut wowed audiences, Secret Cinema presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. A night of music, mischief and Queen Mab, come seek happy nights and celebrate a summer of (brawling) love. (more...)

Northrop Announces Film Series Including Oscar-Winning Movies to Complement Dance Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Northrop announces its 2018-19 Film Series, featuring several Oscar-winning films and diverse artistic voices from around the world.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Moonlight Stage Productions presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the epic musical retelling of Victor Hugo's novel about love, passion, and hope. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GREEN BOOK Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures' Green Book.  In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. (more...)

Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, And Director Jesse Peretz Discuss "Juliet, Naked" At TimesTalks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

TimesTalks Downtown, presented by Cadillac, is proud to host a conversation between award-winning actors Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd, stars of the Sundance sensation "Juliet, Naked," the film's director Jesse Peretz, and veteran New York Times contributor Logan Hill on August 15.  (more...)

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