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by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 26, 2019
The year is 2050. Brexit has happened (but it's now an obsolete word and people would rather use a?oeThe Break-upa??) and the economy has crashed, leading the United States to buy the island. Trump did what Trump does, and Great Britain has been turned into the Great British Golf Course - or GBCG. When dystopia is done well, it becomes a mirror onto the contemporary world and the perils that come with it. Regrettably, Florence Bell's The Open drives a compelling concept into a wall.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
If I were to tell you that a band of NYC teenagers who met in 1979 decided to form a band influenced by Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Eno, Chrome and all sorts of proto-industrial music, it would be enough to pique your interest. If you learned they went to the lengths of recording an album while in high school without a label or distribution and actually pressed a couple hundred copies, even weirder. Now those records sell for hundreds of dollars on the collector's market, which perhaps isn't unusual for such a rare record. You would expect the unlikely story of Capital Punishment's Roadkill to end there-which would be cool enough. Except it doesn't.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018
Through songs and anecdotes, Funerals with Phoebe will pique your interest in funeral repertoire, touch your emotions and remind you of the powerful connections between memories and songs.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 3, 2019
The continued proliferation of rhythmless music plunges Fall For Dance 2019's Program 1 into a miasma of middling potpourri. From Kyle Abraham rendering Misty Copeland into a sterile robot to Crystal Pite's droning narration, this was an evening sorely in need of inventive rhythm and grooves. Thank goodness then for the visiting South Africans of Vuyani Dance Theatre.
by Erica Miner - Oct 3, 2019
Since I was last here I've had 3 jobs one right after the other, 1 red eye flight to get to the next rehearsal
by Ron Bierman - Oct 21, 2018
The first program in the San Diego Symphony's 2018-19 Jacobs Masterworks series featured conductor Edo de Waart and pianist Joyce Yang. So did the second, and that's far from a complaint. Three or four more from them this season would be fine with me. The concert format was also unchanged from week one: a contemporary orchestral work to begin, followed by a Romantic-Era piece for piano and orchestra, and concluding with a Classical symphony. The composers this time were Mason Bates, Rachmaninoff and Mozart.
by Review Roundups - Oct 18, 2018
The world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact officially opens on Broadway tonight, October 18 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production stars Daniel Radcliffe (Privacy, 'Harry Potter'), Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie, Doubt, '24'), and Bobby Cannavale (The Mother with the Hat, 'I, Tonya'). Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2018
Already in previews at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater of the Geffen Playhouse, HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Eugene O'Neill & Samuel Beckett, respectively), a double bill starring Brian Dennehy, will open November 14, 2018. I had the chance to chat with director Steven Robman, a frequent collaborator of Brian, as he was driving to a mid-day appointment.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
Puccinis Tosca wird am Samstag, 30. November 2019 an der Wiener Staatsoper wiederaufgenommen. In der Titelpartie stellt sich die russische Sopranistin Evgenia Muraveva dem Publikum des Hauses am Ring vor, Joseph Calleja singt erstmals an der Wiener Staatsoper den Cavaradossi. Als Scarpia kehrt Bryn Terfel zurück an das Haus am Ring.
by Review Roundups - Nov 21, 2019
New musical & Juliet officially opened at London's Shaftesbury Theatre last night. Let's see what the critics had to say!
by Greer Firestone - May 4, 2020
Convulsive events happen. Sometimes they turn from considerable to colossal. The implications generally tend to take years to play out and, in worse cases, spiral into unpredictable and unintended consequences.
by Stephen Mosher - May 4, 2020
Respected cabaret artist Gretchen Reinhagen waited for years to go into the studio to record a CD, but when she did it, she got it right on the first try.
by Lora Strum - May 30, 2019
While ballet could spend another century beginning with Balanchine, the Dance Theatre of Harlem's latest commissions offer a different future, one where ballet is more daring and more perceptive than ever before.
by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Social distancing is giving us opportunities to explore new ways in which artists can contribute in a meaningful way to helping us understand ourselves.
by Amber Adams - Mar 5, 2019
A beautiful snapshot into the variety that ballet provides.
by Monica Moore - Mar 5, 2019
While this is a light-hearted frolic through a well-crafted piece, there is irony in each of the characters and levels of social commentary particularly around the issue of euthanasia. Social status, acceptability and credibility are all well represented.
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
 Songwriter Hall of Fame member and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don McLean joins Dan Rather for a special evening, opening up about what has shaped and defined him as an artist, fellow superstar influences, and the making of Recording Industry of America (RIAA) top 5 song of the 20th Century “American Pie,” in this exclusive look at an all-new episode of The Big Interview—airing Wednesday, May 20 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
by Nicholas Adler - Mar 29, 2020
Welcome to the first edition of So Now You Know!  I am thrilled to have the talented and generous Nicolas King be my debut guest!! While I've known of Nicolas's talent for several years, it wasn't until this past December that I was introduced to his kind and giving nature.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2019
Mel Brooks' The Producers - the Broadway smash hit musical that cleaned up at the Tony Awards in 2001 - is presented by Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts starting tonight, March 22, and running through April 7. Directed by Chris McLaurin and Natalie Quinn (who last teamed up for the First Night Award-winning Pirates of Penzance at CFTA), the zany comedy features a cast led by John Frost Jr. and Tucker Young and Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Broad Stage's annual Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 2:00pm - 7:00pm. This free, all-ages festival features music and dancing, activities for kids and adults, plus sweets and food available for purchase. Start on the plaza, groove with a live DJ or make an art project, then explore the lobby, theaters and Music Hall for an array of performances and activities to pique your creative spirit and celebrate the arts in your community.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018
Jared Dylan has returned from Ireland where he has been working with Irish musicians and producers, writing new music, touring, and garnering critical acclaim and radio airplay. To celebrate his return and his brand new single, Jared will be performing to a hometown crowd at The Cutting Room before heading back to Ireland once again.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jul 20, 2018
Esta temporada se cumplen 36 años de la apertura del Teatro Sanpol, que ha dedicado todas sus energias en hacer que el gusanillo del teatro pique a los mas pequeños y las mas pequeñas de la casa para crear una nueva generacion de espectadores teatrales.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
Maestro Kirk Muspratt, Illinois Council of Orchestras' 2018 Conductor of the Year, and New Philharmonic, the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), perform a free concert of pops music, movie scores and more at the Lakeside Pavilion, 425 Fawell Blvd., on the campus of College of DuPage, Friday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. Preceding the concert, at 7:15 p.m., there will be a vocal performance by Addison's Caryna Martinez Rios, Third Place winner of the March 2018 Apollo Live COD Student Talent Competition.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 4, 2019
On December 19th, 2018 a most extraordinary performance was witnessed at the Soraya Theatre of the Arts - the most traditional and established version, choreographically, even though it has been modified conceptwise, of the iconic ballet, The Nutcracker Suite, composed by Tchaikovsky, which is a true holiday tradition all over the world, was performed by the legendary Moscow Ballet. Ballet Master Vladamir Troschenko, directed this prodiction.The choreography was the choreography that I am familiar with as being the traditional steps and combinations that were the original staging by Marius Patipa and Lev Ivanov of the Imperial Russian Ballet. Selections from The Nutcracker were first performed as an orchestral suite in March 1892. The ballet proper debuted in December of that year. It was presented at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
New adaptations of The Suicide and Miss Julie and Jessica Swale's acclaimed drama Blue Stockings will be staged at Storyhouse in Chester this spring as the venue continues its Season 11 of drama.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
The Montclair Orchestra presents its mid-winter concert on January 31st at 8:00 p.m., an exploration of the baroque style of 'concerto grosso', in which a small group of soloists plays with a larger ensemble. The exploration starts from the traditional baroque-classical music of J. S. Bach, but then jumps forward two centuries to rediscover the form as presented by Stravinsky and Schnittke in the 20th century.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA), one of Northeast Ohio's premier American art museums, is offering a family event night titled Cleveland to Canton, on Saturday, February 16 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM with doors opening at 4:30PM.  Admission to the event is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is available on the CMA website at
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
The International Opera Awards today announced the finalists for its 2020 Awards [Wednesday 5 February 2020]. The annual red-carpet event - which celebrates achievement in opera around the globe over the 2019 calendar year - recognises excellence in a wide range of categories that cover performance, design and direction as well as education and outreach.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 22, 2020
An R&J Valentine's Day theme, an ongoing Beethoven celebration, and a CHOPIN PIANO CONCERTO that few at Charlotte Symphony had likely played before were the crisscrossing storylines at the latest classics series concert at Knight Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA), one of Northeast Ohio's premier American art museums, is offering a family event night titled Cleveland to Canton, today, February 16 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM with doors opening at 4:30PM.  Admission to the event is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is available on the CMA website at
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
For movie lovers in and around New Jersey, there has never been a better time to have a strong opinion on this year's Oscars. New Jersey sportsbooks are the first in United States history to legally accept bets on the Academy Awards — which are set for Feb. 24 — breaking new ground on the rapidly expanding legal sports betting market, according to analysts at 
by Rob Lester - Feb 10, 2020
Eager, competent company members amply demonstrated their wares and polish. (I don't mean bringing shiny silverware from their place of employment.) a?oeWe don't just carry meatloaf!a?? remarked the gregarious host.
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 10, 2019
Asolo Brings A Realistic Look at the Demise of Small Town America in Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize Winning SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
New Philharmonic's immensely popular New Year's Eve program returns to ring in 2019 with three concerts at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m.
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 4, 2019
I know it takes a leap of faith for the Met to schedule something outside the ABC operas--AIDA, BOHEME, CARMEN plus a TOSCA, TURANDOT and a few others--and go for something a little more off the beaten track. Tchaikovsky's QUEEN OF SPADES certainly falls into that category, even though it isn't exactly an unknown. The current production by Elijah Moshinsky, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, which still looks like new and opened the other day for the season's run, is not just well-sung and beautiful to see but makes a very good case for doing it more often.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Dec 30, 2019
In true balletomane style, my first thought when I knew I would be in London over the Christmas and New Year period was that I would finally be able to catch Birmingham Royal Ballet's (BRB) Nutcracker which runs for just seven performances.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 16, 2018
Miami City Ballet has continuously performed The Nutcracker for 28 years. This time around, they have new, exquisite costumes and elaborate sets and graphics, to go along with Tchaikovsky's diverse and timeless Nutcracker Suite score. This particular Nutcracker Ballet, using George Balanchine's choreography, is based upon E.T.A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King." Though the story and characters are similar to other versions seen, there are some differences in the plot and characters.
by Erica Miner - Dec 13, 2019
Marina Costa-Jackson was born to sing. She will demonstrate that in her role debut as Tatyana in Seattle Opera's upcoming production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. The casting is appropriate, as she has performed in Russia with her sisters, as well as with the late Russian superstar baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 31, 2020
By the time Lise Davidsen appeared in the Met’s December revival of Tchaikovsky’s QUEEN OF SPADES, the company had already scheduled the soprano for five other major roles in seasons to come. One opera they didn’t schedule was TANNHAUSER, with its spectacular aria for Elisabeth--“Dich teure Halle”--which Davidsen has made it something of a calling card. She did, however, use it to kick off her recital in the MET STARS IN CONCERT series at Norway’s Oscarshall palace, which can be heard on demand through September 9.
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Today, Pique Records, a new audiovisual label based in New York and London, presents the debut EP from Tibetan singer Yesh.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
Farmers Alley Theatre returns full-time to our original intimate black-box space in Downtown Kalamazoo for the 2018-19 season.
by Dylan Shaffer - Aug 19, 2019
Every family has its secrets, its lies, its loves. In the Bechdel's home, secrets of sexuality and queerness transcended a generation but could never be discussed. Welcome to Fun Home, a look inside the family life of Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist whose gay father operated a funeral home and taught English in their small Pennsylvanian town before committing suicide soon after learning of his daughter's sexual orientation. (Try advertising that on a radio spot!)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
The Broad Stage's annual Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 2:00pm a?" 7:00pm. This free, all-ages festival features music and dancing, activities for kids and adults, plus sweets and food available for purchase. Start on the plaza, groove with a live DJ or make an art project, then explore the lobby, theaters and Music Hall for an array of performances and activities to pique your creative spirit and celebrate the arts in your community.
by Matt Smith - Aug 13, 2019
'Naaaaaaaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba!' No matter who you are or where you're from, it's a sure bet you're familiar with those iconic introductory lines. Set against the majestic backdrop of the rising Serengeti sun, the universally-recognized African cry, beckoning scores of meerkats, elephants, antelope and giraffes to emerge and greet the newest member of their animal tribe, is the quintessential Disney opening that defined a generation. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
Starting Tuesday, April 14, American Dad! is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a selection of episodes handpicked by the series' co-creator Matt Weitzman. The episodes will center on a different character each day, April 14-17 and April 21-24. Then, the 15th anniversary marathon will air Monday, April 27 with Weitzman's top 15 favorite episodes.
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 2, 2019
Judging by the number of small opera companies in New York alone--see the 2019 New York Opera Fest that starts performances next month--there's no shortage of up and coming opera singers trying to make their way on the scene. But there's no showcase like the Finals Concert of the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions to give a singer a leg up--and this year's group of talented performers seemed to give us more hope than usual that all's right with the world…at least when it comes to opera.
by Liz Cearns - Apr 18, 2019
Craig Lucas, Daniel Messe and Nathan Tysen's musical adaptation of the acclaimed film Amelie, which ran on Broadway in 2017 and now kicks off a UK tour, fills the Watermill's stage with the music, bustle and romance of Paris.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
It will be a 'Page to Stage' day when Queens Theatre hosts a Queens Children's Book Author Meet and Greet along with two performances of the famed musical, Anne of Green Gables, on Sunday, April 28th.