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Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Gets a Shot at Marietta's Theatre in the Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

Memory. Family. Illusion. Next onstage at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square is the Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie. (more...)

MYRNE Unleashes Official Remix of Gramatik's 'Native Son Prequel'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Continuing on his streak of bass busting remixes, Singaporean producer and hotly tipped talent MYRNE now unleashes his electro-funk, future bass remix of Gramatik's 'Native Son Prequel'. (more...)

Brandon Bennett to Star in ELVIS: MY WAY at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Artists Lounge Live presents ELVIS: MY WAYdebuting in St. Louis at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza November 2-5. (more...)

National Black Theatre Presents SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) kicks off its 48th season with "The Alchemy of Black Joy," an exhibition of original works by renowned photographer Peter Cooper on Wednesday, September 7, and the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers' play "Sweet" on Wednesday, October 19. The events and productions reflect the theater company's theme this season: "In Pursuit of Black Joy." (more...)

November at NJPAC - Jazz in the Key of Ellison, Renée Fleming, Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, The Brubeck Songbook with The Brubeck Brothers Band, James Brown Cel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Find out what's happening this month at NJPAC! (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature Follows Wildlife Cameraman's Return Visit to His Homeland in 'My Congo'
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D'jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature to Tells Story of Wildlife Cameraman in 'My Congo', Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In this first-person account, D'jenguet visits sites that evoke happy family memories, tours a famous chimpanzee sanctuary, films a variety of animals and birds in vast national parks, and makes his way through a remote jungle in search of his roots. My Congo airs Today, October 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature to Tells Story of Wildlife Cameraman in 'My Congo', Premiering 10/19
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In this first-person account, D'jenguet visits sites that evoke happy family memories, tours a famous chimpanzee sanctuary, films a variety of animals and birds in vast national parks, and makes his way through a remote jungle in search of his roots. My Congo airs Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Don Lemon, George C. Wolfe & DeRay McKesson Honored at 2016 Native Son Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Today, November 30, journalist, content creator and LGBT activist Emil Wilbekin will host the inaugural Native Son Awards honoring Tony Award-winning director and playwright, George C. Wolfe; journalist and CNN Tonight Host, Don Lemon; and Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson at New York City's Cadillac House. (more...)

Don Lemon, George C. Wolfe & DeRay McKesson Will Be Honored at 2016 Native Son Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30, journalist, content creator and LGBT activist Emil Wilbekin will host the inaugural Native Son Awards honoring Tony Award-winning director and playwright, George C. Wolfe; journalist and CNN Tonight Host, Don Lemon; and Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson at New York City's Cadillac House. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present ELECTRA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs November 10 - December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Today, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ELECTRA at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs now through December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Today, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ELECTRA at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs now through December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Revives Suzan-Lori Parks Free-Form Dramatic Riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2016

The symbolic nature of Suzan-Lori Parks' 1990 free-form dramatic riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD AKA THE NEGRO BOOK OF THE DEAD is made apparent to viewers as soon as they open their programs and see the characters have names like 'Black Woman With Fried Drumstick,' 'Before Columbus' and 'Lots of Grease and Lots of Pork.' (more...)

Court Theatre to Present ELECTRA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs November 10 - December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Yale Rep Continues 50th Season Celebration with INDECENT, HAPPY DAYS and MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary celebration with three productions in New York and New Haven. (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland Native Son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

3rd Annual New Works Brooklyn Festival to Feature Plays by Lindsey Ferrentino and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its third annual New Works Brooklyn festival on April 5 - 9, 2017. (more...)

GREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group have announced the all new national tour of GREATER TUNA. GREATER TUNA will play The Grand 1894 Opera House for a limited three-performance engagement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/17 - NATIVE SON, SPELLING BEE, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents NATIVE SON
by Herbert Paine - Mar 13, 2017

In the directorial hands of Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's current production of Nambi E Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son offers an unnerving and intense portrayal of Bigger Thomas's downward spiral and the price inflicted on the soul by racism. (more...)

ESPN to Honor Muhammad Ali at First Year of His Passing
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

ESPN will honor Muhammad Ali, “The Greatest,” renowned world champion and humanitarian, on the first anniversary of his passing this weekend, beginning Saturday, June 3, with a variety of special features, stories and photo essays. (more...)

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, NATIVE SON and More Set for Antaeus Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company has announced an electric slate of plays for its 2017-18 season at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Best known for its meticulous productions of classical theater, Antaeus Theatre Company will push boundaries with four plays aimed squarely at modern sensibilities. (more...)

Marietta's Theatre in the Square Presents BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Erica meets Vicky. Vicky marries Erica. Love collides. Rewind. Play. Fast forward. Pause- (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company of D.C. Announces Expansion of Staff and Unveils Special Event Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC, the 2017 Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre for Outstanding Emerging Company, proudly announces an expansion of its senior artistic leadership team with the addition of Victoria Murray Baatin as Associate Artistic Director.  The Mosaic Board has also recently elected Bill Tompkins as its Chair. Outgoing Board Chair Deborah Carliner, who has served Mosaic since its Inaugural Season, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Pittman Fights the Forces of The PIPELINE
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 17, 2017

A teacher struggles against the chaos of a tough inner city public school and the system that threatens her son. (more...)

Lighting Designer Chao-Yu Tsai Wins Silver at World Stage Design for UCSD's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance MFA Lighting Design alumni (2017) Chao-Yu Tsai won Silver at the World Stage Design in Taipei for his lighting design of UCSD's 2015 production of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros. (more...)

BWW Review: Dominique Morisseau Attacks The School-To-Prison System in PIPELINE
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2017

In December of 2015, shortly before her excellent drama SKELETON CREW opened Off-Broadway, playwright Dominique Morisseau essayed an article for American Theatre titled 'Why I Almost Slapped a Fellow Theatre Patron, and What That Says About Our Theatres.' (more...)

Venice Baroque Orchestra and Violinist Nicola Benedetti Venture Beyond the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Ushering in this season's Baroque music in grand style, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series again welcomes the outstanding Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of the Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon. Scottish violin sensation Nicola Benedettiguests in this season's sole chamber orchestra concert, February 19 at 2 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Louis Farber of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jan 3, 2017

I was attracted to Peter and the Starcatcher because of the script. It is an extremely well-crafted and an exceptionally inventive grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan where twelve actors play over 100 assorted characters, through the use animated characterization and the boundless limits of imagination. The actors enter a sparse stage and create a world for us where we face high adventure, big dreams, tough choices and flying; and the audience is asked to employ their imaginations immediately. The script is smart, tight, heartwarming and hilarious. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Timely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Marin Theatre Company continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son. (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre presents NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Stray Cat is purring like crazy to bring this powerhouse new work to the Valley. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Philly Pops Announces Next Season Lineup Including Sinatra, Star Wars, Elton John, Leonard Bernstein, Classic Rock, Broadway, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Philly POPS announced its 2017/18 concert season today. Subscriptions for the new season go on sale at noon. (more...)

The Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

In the final production of its 2016-17 Season, Cutting Ball Theater will present Jean Racine's great tragedy of illicit love and revenge, PHÈDRE, in a new translation by the Theater's Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

Timely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Hansol Jung's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Wild Goose Dreams, by Hansol Jung, directed by Leigh Silverman, running September 5 - October 1 (press opening: Sunday, September 10) in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

FIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre, the multiple Tony Award-winning theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classic works, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Arts Classes for Adults Announced for The NOCCA Institute's Summer Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking lesson from acclaimed Chef Frank Brigtsen? How about a music appreciation class from pianist Michael Pellera? Or study writing with author Lara Naughton? This June and July, you can do all that and more at The NOCCA Institute's Summer Studio. Summer Studio is two months of classes and workshops for adults, and they're taught by NOCCA's outstanding faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

William Inge Theater Festival Kicks Off with New Voices Award Winner Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson will be honored at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival as the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award winner.  The festival, which takes place every spring in Independence, Kansas, will celebrate her achievements during the four-day event happening April 19th - 22nd, 2017. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres to Honor Lookingglass, Route 66 and More at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the 2017 Annual Gala, an elegant event that brings together friends of Chicago theatre to raise funds for programs to support Chicagoland's more than 250 member theatre companies. The Chicago theatre community will honor Michael and Mona Heath with the Tribute Award, Cheryl Lynn Bruce with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lookingglass Theatre Company Ensemble with the Artistic Achievement Award. (more...)

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