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Green Grow the Lilacs. Play by Lynn Riggs.

On a farm in frontier Oklahoma, Laurey and Curley are obviously in love but conceal their feelings from each other by fighting. At a box social, their feelings become more complicated as another expresses interest in Laurey.

Theatre 29's Improv Troupe Baker's Dozen Presents COUPLES THERAPY
by David Green - Feb 8, 2019

The Baker's Dozen, Theatre 29's resident improvisation troupe, have set the standard for improvisational comedy, craziness, mayhem and good old-fashioned gut-busting laughter. Now they are back, with a new attitude, a new look and a trimmed down layout that will be faster, funnier and more inventive than ever before. 'If you've seen them before, you've never seen them like THIS!', say press notes. (more...)

Steps Beyond Foundation Hosts First Artist Talk of 2019 with Key Broadway Creative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, invites four musical theater visionaries to discuss The Creative Process Unraveled: Creating a New Musical, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Steps Studio Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (more...)

Victor Wooten to Set Out on the 'Wooten Woods Experience' Tour
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

A few times each year, five-time GRAMMY award-winning bass player, producer, composer, author, and educator Victor Wooten hosts a series of music and nature camps at his namesake Center for Music and Nature, an all ages camp retreat located near Nashville, TN. Teaching not only music, these camps teach theory, nature, and most importantly, the relationship between music, nature and life.  (more...)

BWW PREVIEW: CENDRILLON - My First Real Opera, My First College Show
by Jessica Vanek - Feb 8, 2019

BWW PREVIEW: CENDRILLON - My First Real Opera, My First College Show (more...)

FROZEN Brings the Chill to Oklahoma City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney's Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play a premiere engagement at the Civic Center Music Hall in the spring of 2021, with performance dates to be announced at a later time. (more...)

'Lights. Camera. Cure.' Theatrical Event Raises Over $20,000 For American Cancer Society Relay For Life
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Lights. Camera. Cure. - a special theatrical event held on Wednesday, February 6, that featured classic film hits as sung by local performers at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill - was a sell-out success with a capacity crowd of 400 patrons. The show raised over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Canton-Plymouth. (more...)

Announcing FROM BROADWAY, WITH LOVE At Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the newest addition to its Broadway Series, From Broadway, With Love, on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $25 - $55, plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Saxophone Summit And More Week Of February 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of VIOLET At Bay Area Musicals
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. (more...)

McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Derek Klena, John Lloyd Young & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. After Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Highlights this week include Derek Klena, John Lloyd Young, Jennifer Holliday, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: HUCKLEBERRY FINN'S BIG RIVER at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 15, 2019

The 1985 Broadway season might have been one of the weakest on record for musicals; in fact, only three shows were nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards that year. We had an Ellie Greenwich jukebox musical (Leader of the Pack), one of Harold Prince's big budget disasters (Grind), and a musical based on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Big River). Needless to say, at least in my opinion, Big River won the Tony Award for Best Musical and several other awards in part due to a lack of competition. Despite some catchy songs by Roger “King of the Road” Miller the show suffered, in my opinion anyhow, from there simply being too much of it. William Hauptman's book tried to focus on multiple stories as opposed to having Huck and his relationship with runaway slave Jim be the true heart. (more...)

American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, A Songwriters' Showcase And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University's School of Communication will present workshop performances of three new music theater works as the 2018-2019 season continues. (more...)

Creative Teams Confirmed For Goodspeed Musicals Five Show Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m.. (more...)

Additional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces three additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Kia Corthron, Idris Goodwin and Octavio Solis join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Aaron Posner, whose Power Play JQA, an inquisitive and provocative look at America's sixth president, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle March 1 through April 14, 2019. (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. (more...)

Tulsa Opera Announces 2019?2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

General Director Ken McConnell and Artistic Director Tobias Picker today announced Tulsa Opera's 72nd season comprising classics such as Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and a new production of Mr. Picker's 1996 opera Emmeline, to be performed in Oklahoma for the first time, and led by Mr. Picker in his opera-conducting debut. (more...)

Of Mice & Men Release New Song HOW TO SURVIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Of Mice & Men spent much of the fall hunkered down in the studio working on new material with producer Josh Wilbur. They have stormed out of the gates with a brand new, battering ram of a song entitled 'How to Survive.' (more...)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Comes to Carpenter Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Carpenter Square Theatre takes to the shadowy streets of Victorian London when it presents 'DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE' February 15-March 9. (more...)

Hugh Bonneville, Hadley Fraser & More Join Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2019 has been announced today by Artistic Director Daniel Evans, offering the colourful variety of work for which Chichester is renowned. New for 2019 is The Spiegeltent, a unique venue for an eclectic range of events. (more...)

IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME, THE SECOND CITY Sends Up Break-ups And Make-ups And Teams Up With Lakefront Brewery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company's latest laughter-inducing undertaking, IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME, THE SECOND CITY takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy's newest generation of writers and performers...who all fit squarely into the "it's complicated" category! (more...)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Glides to Eighth Season Renewal on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

NBC's three-time Emmy Award-nominated series 'American Ninja Warrior' will be returning this summer to NBC for its eighth season. Production will begin in the spring and a premiere date will be announced shortly. (more...)

They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Patti Murin, Jenny Laroche And Julie Gold Join Broadway Belts For PFF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Frozen's Patti Murin, Summer's Jenny Laroche and Julie Gold (Grammy-Award winner for Song of the Year for 'From a Distance'), join an amazing collection of talent for this year's BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!, hosted by actress/comedienne Julie Halston. This year marks the ninth BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!, featuring an evening of music and comedy benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). The event will take place on Monday, February 25 at 5:30 pm at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) in New York City. A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased at (more...)

CJ Solar Receives the MusicRow 'Independent Artist of the Year' Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

 Hundreds of Country radio, music industry executives and fellow artists were on hand at this morning's 17th Annual MusicRow Country Radio Meet & Greet And CountryBreakout Awards ceremony, where CJ Solar was presented with the “Independent Artist of the Year” honor. Solar hit #15 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart with both his “Airplane” single and his most recent hit “American Girls.” (more...)

by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Mother doesn't always know best as we see from the latest hit theater production to come to BroadwayHD.  The 2018 West End production of the award-winning, darkly funny hit, Ruthless! The Musical, will be arriving exclusively on BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, on February 14th. The show stars  Jason Gardiner (Dancing on Ice), Tony-nominated, Two-Time Olivier Winner, Best Actress Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow) and Kim Maresca (Ruthless! The Musical, Off-Broadway), who deliver a fun and engrossing performance that will appeal to a new generation of viewers. The 2018 production of Marvin Laird and Joel Paley's smartly written and lyrically funny Ruthless! The Musical is directed by Richard Fitch and choreographed by Rebecca Howell, with music supervision by Gareth Valentine. As part of this twisty tale about a mother and daughter, the cult classic features spoofs of Broadway shows turned into iconic films such as The Bad Seed,  Gypsy and The Women, as well as Hollywood's most famous iconic film, All About Eve later turned into the Broadway musicalApplause. It was originally performed 27 years ago in an off-Broadway production, and the 2018 West End production was updated with  today's audience in mind. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Caissie Levy, and More Set for TDF Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

"The Chers" STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, TEAL WICKS and MICAELA DIAMOND from THE CHER SHOW; CAISSIE LEVY, Elsa in FROZEN; JAMES T. LANE, Paul in KISS ME, KATE; and ALI STROKER, Ado Annie in Oklahoma! will perform numbers from their shows at TDF's 2019 Gala on Monday, March 11 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). (more...)

Jenny Lewis Releases 'Heads Gonna Roll'
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Following an impeccable performance on Live From Here With Chris Thile, Jenny Lewis has shared a Valentine's Day gift that is sure to bring you to your knees: “Heads Gonna Roll,” the second offering from her upcoming album On The Line (out March 22nd on Warner Bros. Records), now available for your listening pleasure: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's DO YOU FEEL ANGER?
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2019

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that actor and comedian Justin Long will join the cast of the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, directed by Margot Bordelon. Performances will begin at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Wednesday, March 13 with opening night set for Sunday, March 31. (more...)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Gets Renewed for an 8th Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

NBC's three-time Emmy Award-nominated series “American Ninja Warrior” will be returning this summer to NBC for its eighth season. Production will begin in the spring and a premiere date will be announced shortly. (more...)

Axis Company Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Axis Company today announces its 20th Anniversary Season, which kicks off a bold new work: the world premiere of Strangers in the World, written and directed by Axis Artistic Director Randy Sharp (March 13-April 6). The company celebrates two decades of making raw, unblinking theater in its intimate West Village space with a lineup that exemplifies Axis's body of work-its artistry in exploring dark moments in America's past, and its mastery at staging moving first-person narratives.  (more...)

Magic Thread Cabaret Announces Its 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC is delighted to follow its successful inaugural season with another carefully curated lineup for 2019 of diverse and dynamic artists, all of whom have ties to Indianapolis. Magic Thread Cabaret prides itself on showcasing both new and veteran talent and 'Connecting Songs to the Soul' for audiences just discovering cabaret and long-time enthusiasts who've helped make Central Indiana a mecca for this urbane and intimate art form. (more...)

Actors Fund Benefit SHOW OF TITLES to Feature Rebecca Luker, Alexandra Silber, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

This one-night-only benefit will feature performances by Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Show Boat), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Oklahoma, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Gideon Glick (To Kill A Mockingbird, Significant Other), Christian Dante White (My Fair Lady) Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Alysha Umphress (On The Town, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Alexandra Silber (The Woman in White, Fiddler on The Roof), Melanie Moore (Finding Neverland, Hello Dolly!), Adam Kantor (The Band's Visit, Fiddler on the Roof, The Last Five Years), Will Trice (MAC Award Winner), Haley Swindal (Jekyll and Hyde) and Special Guest Star John Cullum (Shenandoah, On The Twentieth). performing unheralded title songs from musicals written by: Richard Rodgers, Alan Jay Lerner, Burton Lane, Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Weill, Harold Rome, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, and many others! (more...)

Instrumental Riff-Rock Masters Ape Shifter To Release Sophomore Album APE SHIFTER II
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Since releasing their self-titled debut in March 2017, APE SHIFTER have completed two European club tours encompassing Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. They have shared the bill with Loudness, The Skull, White Cowbell Oklahoma, and Mörglbl, among others. Festival performances have included Zytanien (main stage), Burg Herzberg Festival, OBOA, Free n Easy, Festival Kult!, and others. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019


UM School Of Theatre And Dance To Present AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance will produce the comic drama "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts for audiences in the Montana Theatre of UM's Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019


Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ At SPAHouston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. The national tour will play for two days only February 23- 24, 2019 at SPAHouston/Jones Hall. (more...)

The Chainsmokers Announce 'WORLD WAR JOY' North American Headline Arena Tour
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have announced their massive 'WORLD WAR JOY' North American headline arena tour for fall. Multi-platinum band 5 Seconds of Summer, who is featured on The Chainsmokers' latest single 'Who Do You Love,' will be joining all dates along with rising pop star Lennon Stella, who is opening the show. The 41-city tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on September 25 in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping in Vancouver, BC on December 6. See full tour routing below.  (more...)

Tickets For Bill Maher At Hennepin Theatre Trust Go On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Comedian, writer, producer and star of HBO's "Real Time," BILL MAHER, returns to Minneapolis at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. For more than 25 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.  First on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last 16 years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations.  (more...)

BWW Review: An Enchanted Evening at Desert Threatreworks
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 11, 2019

A fun-filled evening of song, filled with favorites by Rodgers and Hammerstein, awaits those who attend Desert Theatreworks' cabaret-style concert, SOME ENCHANTED EVENING.  (more...)

BWW Interview: How Brandon Wagner Captures the Larger Than Life Big Bird in SESAME STREET LIVE! MAKE YOUR MAGIC
by Paul Smith - Feb 11, 2019

Taking on the role of Big Bird requires some filling some very large shoes, but Brandon Wagner couldn't be more excited to be spreading the magic of Big Bird and Sesame Street around the country in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Rigano Songbook 6th Annual IDES OF MARCH Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

The songwriting team of brothers David Rigano and Paul Rigano have announced the cast for their upcoming Rigano Songbook 6th Annual Ides of March Extravaganza coming up on March 15 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. Returning to the Extravaganza will be Ian Brodsky (Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley, In Love with the Arrow Collar Man), Alexandra deSuze (New York City Center Encores! A Night of Broadway Stars), ESJAE (Hair European Tour, Committed Broadway Workshop), Josey Miller (Game On at Pittsburgh CLO, Oklahoma! at Black Hills Playhouse), and Amanda Nicholas (Wild Women of Planet Wongo, Bayside the Musical) who will be joined by new #FriendsOfRiganoSongbook Allison Frasca (Wicked Frozen Off-Broadway, creator/star of All Star: the Best Broadway Musical) and Randa Meierhenry (Great American Melodrama, Great Plains Theatre, Round Barn Theatre). (more...)

Red Sun Rising Announce Spring 2019 Headline Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Red Sun Rising have announced their Spring 2019 tour plans. The band will embark on trek with Goodbye June and Dirty Honey. The tour kicks off on March 21 in Louisville and wraps April 16 in Oklahoma City. All dates are below. (more...)

Asa Somers, Jonalyn Saxer, Harley Jay Cast In Staged Reading Of BRADY BUNCH Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Casting is now complete for A New York City staged reading of A Very Brady Musical, a new musical based on the iconic 1970's television show The Brady Bunch, which will be directed by multiple Ovation Award winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Houston Symphony Celebrates Rodeo Season with WILD, WILD WEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Just in time for the start of Houston's rodeo season, the Houston Symphony saddles up with the Western-inspired family program Wild, Wild West at 10am and 11:30am on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Jones Hall, featuring students from the Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and from TUTS' The River Performing and Visual Arts Center. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - February 11th
by Alan Henry - Feb 11, 2019

With most ticket sales, purchasing decisions, and fan experiences happening online, a Broadway show's digital presence is more important than ever. In this feature, each week I'll analyze our exclusive Broadway Social Media data, highlighting the top growing plays, musicals, and upcoming productions.. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that iconic entertainer and 16-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return as host and executive producer of the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year®. The awards telecast, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This year's ceremony will mark Reba's sixteenth time serving as host. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Esposito Choreographing A Great TIME in RAG
by Gil Kaan - Feb 11, 2019

Following in the hallowed footsteps of the choreographic greats that he's worked with, the ever busy choreographer Mark Esposito has added his choreographic Midas touch to the cast of twenty performers of RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL, just opening yesterday at the Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)

CAPA Honors Origin With Free MIGHTY MORTON Organ Concert and Singalong
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Celebrate the 91st birthday of the Ohio Theatre with a free concert and singalong showcasing the Ohio's original "Mighty Morton" theatre pipe organ. CAPA featured organist Clark Wilson will replicate the audience singalong performed by former resident organist Roger Garrett on February 16, 1969, as part of the "final performance" at the Ohio Theatre. This will be followed by a concert from world-renowned organist Simon Gledhill featuring music from Broadway, Hollywood, and the Great American Songbook. (more...)

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