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Plácido Domingo Performs With Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

More than 850 guests attended the inaugural Esperanza Azteca Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Concert and Tribute Gala Friday evening at the historic Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.  The gala, presented by Grupo Salinas, Azteca America and the Andrew Nikou Foundation, honored the legendary Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator, Placido Domingo. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

POP, ROCK & DOO WOPP, LIVE to Play the Warner This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Go back in time and reminisce with your favorite bands from the 50's and 60's when Praia Entertainment brings back 'Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, LIVE' to the Warner's Main Theatre today, October 22 at 7:30 pm. This show has more hits and bigger hits than any before! (more...)

Jay and The Americans to Play Broadway Theatre of Pitman This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Jay and The Americans will perform today, October 21st at 8pm at Broadway Theatre of Pitman. (more...)

Deena Payne to Star in OUR HOUSE at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Actress and singer Deena Payne is to join the cast of Madness musical Our House, following the unfortunate withdrawal of Linda Nolan, on a UK tour visiting the Belgrade Theatre this November. (more...)

POP, ROCK & DOO WOPP, LIVE to Play the Warner This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Go back in time and reminisce with your favorite bands from the 50's and 60's when Praia Entertainment brings back 'Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, LIVE' to the Warner's Main Theatre on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm. This show has more hits and bigger hits than any before! (more...)

Deena Payne Joins OUR HOUSE at Belgrade Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Actress and singer Deena Payne is to join the cast of Madness musical Our House, following the unfortunate withdrawal of Linda Nolan, on a UK tour visiting the Belgrade Theatre this November. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Star in Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) tonight, November 25, through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn Announce Las Vegas Residency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Superstar entertainers Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have announced they will return to Las Vegas in 2018 for additional shows of their hit country music residency, Together in Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. (more...)

BWW Cooks: All That Cheese
by Marakay Rogers - May 5, 2016

There's an entire world of cheese out there, and you're still eating the same few all the time. Expand those flavor horizons. (more...)

Deena Payne Joins OUR HOUSE at Belgrade Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Actress and singer Deena Payne is to join the cast of Madness musical Our House, following the unfortunate withdrawal of Linda Nolan, on a UK tour visiting the Belgrade Theatre this November. (more...)

Sean O'Leary's RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER Heads To The Finals In The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) presents the 31st season of THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL, A Celebration of Cultural Diversity. (more...)

Les Stumpf Ford celebrates 95th birthday with free gasoline for customers
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Photo Flash: National Museum of American Jewish History Holds 2018 Only in America Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

This past Tuesday evening, May 22, the National Museum of American Jewish History held the 2018 Only in America Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. This event celebrated the legacy of legendary Maestro and Broadway composer Leonard Bernstein during his centennial year, and honored his children Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein, and Nina Bernstein Simmons. (more...)

THE ORANGE LILY By Dymon Taylor Davis To Be Featured In The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival presents the Semi-Finals. Join us and cast your votes for the Best Play. Performances for the Semi-Finals are Tues, May 22, Wed, May 23 and Thurs, May 24th at 6pm and 8:30pm. After the Semi-Finals (2) two plays will be eliminated from each Semi-Finals night. (more...)

THE GOOD SEEDS By Lauren Andrews Makes A Splash At The Semi-Finals For The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival presents the Semi-Finals.  Join us and cast your votes for the Best Play.  Performances for the Semi-Finals are Tues, May 22, Wed, May 23 and Thurs, May 24th at 6pm and 8:30pm.  After the Semi-Finals (2) two plays will be eliminated from each Semi-Finals night. (more...)

STAND BY ME Composers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk of Fame on 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, whose classic song 'Stand By Me' just received worldwide acclaim for its climactic performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will be inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 2. Their names will be embedded in a bronze medallion on the sidewalk near the Jazz Museum. Their 1952 song classic '(Going to) Kansas City' is now considered to be the city's anthem. (more...)

BUCKWILD Producers Return to Appalachia with WEST VIRGINIA WILDER Set to Launch This Summer
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2018

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IT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD By Natasha Cobb Kicks Off The 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. A celebration of cultural diversity, THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL will be presented at the Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, NYC) Today, May 16th through Sunday, May 27th, 2018. (more...)

Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk Of Fame On 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, composers of some of the greatest blues, jazz, R&B, and rock and roll hits of all time, will be inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 2.  Their names will be embedded in a bronze medallion on the sidewalk near the Jazz Museum.  (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Czech Marionettes in THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA, Coming to NYC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the puppets! (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Returns To New York This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The original producers of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, Broadway's longest running musical revue, announced today that the show will return to New York this summer following a limited engagement at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Preview performances will begin at New York's Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) on July 6 and opening night is set for July 22. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 12 through telecharge.com and the box office will open on June 25. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy to Present 'Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Festival'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Two of the country's most renowned comedians, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, have teamed up to create RFD TV presents Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Festival - a brand new comedy and music festival coming to multiple cities this summer (more...)

Country Music Superstars REBA, BROOKS & DUNN Add New 2016 Dates to Their Residency 'Together in Vegas'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Since joining forces last summer to launch their one-of-a-kind residency, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the country music icons have performed 18 consecutive sold-out shows to over 75,000 fans while earning rave reviews for the 'forceful country experience that rivals any rock show' (Las Vegas Sun). (more...)

Deena Payne Announced For Grand Theatre Production Of LADIES' DAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Deena Payne is the first of an exciting cast line up to be announced for the in-house production of Amanda Whittington's LADIES' DAY from Friday 13 - Saturday 28 July 2018. (more...)

Riant Theatre to Host Cocktail Reception to Support Youth Empowerment Scholarship Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The Riant Theatre - the AUDELCO Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds - will hold an afternoon cocktail reception on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 2 - 4 pm at The Riant Theatre, located at 31 West 34th Street, 7th Floor (btw 5th and 6th Avenues).  (more...)

Riant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Riant Theatre -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

Jay and The Americans to Play Broadway Theatre of Pitman This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Jay and The Americans will perform on Friday, October 21st at 8pm at Broadway Theatre of Pitman. (more...)

Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk Of Fame On Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, composers of some of the greatest blues, jazz, R&B, and rock and roll hits of all time, will be inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, MO today, June 2.  Their names will be embedded in a bronze medallion on the sidewalk near the Jazz Museum.  (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

PRYOR TRUTH at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Khalil Muhammad, in association with The Collective-NY is proud to announce Pryor Truth as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC. Pryor Truth is a one man show written and performed by Khalil Muhammad. Directed by Marcus Naylor. Co-Developed and Executive Produced by Victoria Dicce. (more...)

2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL Ripens in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Riant Theatre - the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds - presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. A celebration of cultural diversity, THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL will be presented at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues, NYC) beginning today, July 13th. The festival will continue through Sunday, July 30th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Czech Marionettes in THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA, Coming to NYC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the puppets! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 28, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SOJOURNERS and 'RED PAVILIONS' open off-Broadway! (more...)

iPass CEO Gary Griffiths to Speak at Wi-Fi NOW USA 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

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BWW Review: Chance Theater Deploys OC/LA Premiere of DOGFIGHT
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 22, 2016

America has had a long tragic history of sending brave young people off to foreign lands to fight in life-endangering wars, only to see those who have survived come home forever changed. This idea lingers over the new engaging musical DOGFIGHT, now having its Los Angeles/Orange County-area premiere at the Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 6. Adapted from the 1991 Warner Bros. film of the same name and featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan, this 2013 Lucille Lortel Award-winning off-Broadway musical shows how even the most confident, self-assured people can still be severely affected not only physically but also emotionally by the harsh realities of explosive, in-the-trenches combat. (more...)

BWW Review: GOOD FORTUNE Celebrates A Good And Philanthropic Man
by Herbert Paine - Feb 15, 2017

GOOD FORTUNE, Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell's bio-doc is an uplifting tribute to the humanity and philanthropy of John Paul DeJoria and a case for how accumulated wealth can be used to build a better world. GOOD FORTUNE is one of the featured films at the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Winners The Olate Dogs to Woof at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: The Olate Dogs: Season 7 Winners of America's Got Talent-Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1PM. (more...)

DVORAK IN AMERICA with Czech Marionettes to Play La MaMa, 3/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America' is a puppet and object theater work examining the influence of African-American and Native American music upon the great 19th-century Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). The piece is written and directed by Vit Horejš and performed by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre. It traces how Dvorak helped America accept its beautiful multicultural musical traditions by his enthusiasm for African-American and Native American music during his short but influential time in the USA. La MaMa Theatre will present the play's world premiere run March 10 to 27, 2016 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village). Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. (more...)

Yale Rep's Starry SEVEN GUITARS Officially Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) now through December 17. Opening Night is tonight, December 1. (more...)

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Live Now Available On Vimeo On Demand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

???????The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly announces THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL 2017 - THE SERIES.  The reality competition series' first eight episodes, featuring the 31 short plays that were staged during the festival's 30th Season (presented Off-Broadway at the Theatre at St. Clement's July 13th - July 30th, 2017) are now available for viewing online. Episodes can be viewed (and future episodes pre-ordered) for $1.99 now through Thursday, August 10th.  Each episode can be viewed for $3.99 starting August 11th.  For more information, visit TheRiantTheatre.com. (more...)

Deena Payne Steps in for Linda Nolan in OUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Actress and singer Deena Payne is to join the UK Tour of OUR HOUSE, following the unfortunate withdrawal of Linda Nolan. (more...)

IT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD By Natasha Cobb Kicks Off The 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. A celebration of cultural diversity, THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL will be presented at the Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, NYC) Wednesday, May 16th through Sunday, May 27th, 2018. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For LADIES' DAY At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced the full casting for the in-house production of Amanda Whittington's LADIES' DAY from Friday 13 - Saturday 28 July 2018. (more...)

Idina Menzel to Perform at Gala Honoring Joe Biden
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The National Museum of American Jewish History is pleased to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will be honored at the Museum's annual Only in America Gala on April 24, 2018, to be held at The Bellevue Philadelphia. The gala will pay tribute to this son of Pennsylvania's work to support and embrace the American Jewish community and the freedoms to which Americans of all backgrounds aspire. (more...)

The Riant Theatre To Hold Cocktail Party To Celebrate It's 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the AUDELCO Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds - will hold an afternoon cocktail reception on Saturday, April 28th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Ripley Grier Studios, located at 520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor (btw 36th and 37th Streets). (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

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