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BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 9, 2017

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook closes out their season this year with the show-stopping 42ND STREET.   Experience "theatre under the stars," as this classic musical is performed in the beautiful outdoor Greek Theatre, located right behind the St. Dunstan's pavilion in Bloomfield Hills. (more...)

Carl Weathers to Direct Tanna Frederick in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.  (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
by - Jun 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 21, 2017! (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Celebrate JUNETEENTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on Monday, June 19 at noon on the Courtyard Stage. The event is free, though donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund. (more...)

Summer Issue of Kelsey Review Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Kelsey Review, Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) online literary journal has just posted its Summer 2017 issue. The latest issue features poetry and prose from contributors who live or work in Mercer County and is the final issue of the academic year. (more...)

Frank Shiner to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with LONELY TOWN LONELY STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

With the success of his new single and video, two sold-out New York shows, a slew of strong reviews and escalating social media numbers, Frank Shiner's return to Feinstein's/54 Below couldn't have come at a better time. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

BWW Review: LIFE REFLECTED by the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the Luminato Festival
by Taylor Long - Jun 19, 2017

Four incredible artists bring to life the stories of four powerful women. LIFE REFLECTED, presented by the National Arts Centre (NAC) is a multi-media journey examining the lives of four women using photography, film, spoken word and music. The NAC Orchestra takes us through four individual pieces, led by conductor and Artistic Director, Alexander Shelley. Shelley describes the works as being united in the way the women 'learned to tread a new path and turn the tables on those who wanted to oppress them.' (more...)

Stone's Throw Productions Presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Battered, bruised, and desperate for connection, Danny and Roberta collide in a grimy bar in the Bronx. As they battle their pasts and each other, they must decide if they dare to lower their defenses and risk truly being seen. From the playwright of Doubt and Outside Mullingar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is a violent, funny, and intimate portrait of two broken people fumbling toward hope. (more...)

It's the Ides of June! Inside Yesterday's Rally in Support of of Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 16, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, New Yorkers showed their support of the Public with a rally, that took place yesterday evening at Astor Place.  (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Erin Markey, Faith Soloway & Friends and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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Pianist Luca Buratto, Honens Prize Laureate Makes New York Debut 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Italian pianist Luca Buratto, the Honens International Piano Competition's 2015 Prize Laureate, will make his New York debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. His program features works by Ades, Jana?ek, Ligeti, Prokofiev and Schumann. The concert is presented by the Honens International Piano Competition. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for HIT THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Hit the Wall by multi-award-winning playwright Ike Holter. Hit the Wall will be directed by Joanie Schultz, and marks her WTT directorial inauguration. Hit the Wall will run July 28th - August 20th, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Kelsey Leigh Ervi as Peg, Joshua Gonzales as Tano, Walter Lee as Carson, Gregory Lush as Cop, Camille Monae as Roberta, Stephen Rosenberger as Newbie, Rashaun Sibley as Mika, Garret Storms as Cliff, Jacie Hood Wenzel as Madeline, and Brandon Whitlock as A-Gay. (more...)

BWW Review: Tour-de-Force Performances Highlight DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by Shari Barrett - Jul 9, 2017

Every once in a while, I am treated to an amazing evening of theater featuring actors who step outside of themselves and totally encompass their characters every single moment they are onstage. With performances as riveting as any I have seen, Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley are marvels to behold as unlikely lovers Roberta and Danny in John Patrick Shanley's DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, brilliantly directed with soulful abandon by Carl Weathers at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. The Rainbow Theatre Company production is the show to see this summer! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key and More in HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Public Theater presents HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, opened on July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Julia Mattison's RUBY MANGER LIVE! THE FAREWELL ENGAGEMENT Returns to Feinstein's/ 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Join fictional Broadway diva Ruby Manger as she makes her long-awaited return to the New York Stage at Feinstein's/ 54 Below! Julia Mattison stars as Ms. Manger, an enigmatic Broadway icon, famous for such roles as Trudy the Blind Ghost in I See You, Not Really, But You Know What I Mean (Tony Award Winner, Best Musical and Best Actress) and as Roberta in the film "Inside Roberta" (Sundance Film Festival rejected submission). (more...)

BWW Review: La BSMT porta Broadway in Bolognina con ASSASSINS e BERNARDA ALBA
by Valeria Venturelli - Jul 5, 2017

Per il quinto anno consecutivo, la Bernstein School of Musical Theatre scalda l'estate bolognese portando in scena cinque musical nell'ambito del Summer Musical Festival. Dopo gli appuntamenti in due dei teatri piu importanti della citta ("All Shook Up" al Teatro Il Celebrazioni e "Crazy For You" al Teatro Duse), il 29 giugno il Festival ha abbracciato uno scenario diverso ed originale: un tendone da circo. Il 29 giugno debuttano infatti due spettacoli di produzione BSMT, "Assassins" e "Bernarda Alba", nel tendone del MagdaClan Circo montato nel Parco di Villa Angeletti, in quella zona della citta con una pessima reputazione piu comunemente nota come Bolognina che, almeno per quattro sere, e stata piu Broadway e meno Bronx. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Stars to Give Audiences 'Nothin' but a Good Time' in ROCK OF AGES at Drury Lane; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces compete casting for the next show of its 2017-2018 season, the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein. (more...)

CalArts Announces New Season Including China and France Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

With two world premieres-a French/American co-production and another launching in China-and the continuing development of new productions, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) announces its 2017-2018 season of original works. Highlights include Fantomas-Revenge of the Image, directed by Travis Preston, making its world premiere at China's Wuzhen Festival; and conceived and directed by Arnaud Meunier, the world premiere of Fore! at La Comedie de Saint-Etienne will kick off a four-city tour of France and Belgium. At the same time, CNP will host a roster of distinguished artists-in-residence at CalArts to develop additional new works of theater. (more...)

Palmer Jackson Jr. Appointed Chairman of the Granada Theatre's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA), which owns and operates the historic Granada Theatre, is pleased to announce Palmer G. Jackson Jr. as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors. With vast and significant experience at many of the region's leading nonprofits, and a passion for the performing arts, Mr. Jackson brings an impressive level of expertise and knowledge to the SBCPA's Board of Directors. (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 3
by Garrett Reeves - Jul 26, 2017

Episode 3: This week, cast member Joshua Gonzales takes us backstage during Tech weekend for HIT THE WALL! (more...)

Lynn University's 2017–18 CLASSICAL CONCERT SEASON Announced
by John Lariviere - Jul 24, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2017-18 concert season. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces 2017-18 Classical Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2017-18 concert season. (more...)

50 Sing for Hope Pianos Will Be Permanently Placed in New York City Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sing for Hope today announced the 50 New York City public schools across the five boroughs chosen to receive Sing for Hope Pianos this fall. The placement of Sing for Hope Pianos in schools is in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and benefits an estimated 15,000 school children. The delivery, maintenance, and associated programming for each piano is estimated to cost $100,000 and the program has not yet been fully funded. (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 2
by Garrett Reeves - Jul 19, 2017

In Week 2 of RUNNING RIOT, Joshua takes us into the rehearsal room for a behind the scenes look at what goes into making HIT THE WALL! (more...)

Jackopierce, Mariza and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces alt-rockers Jack O'Neill and Cary Pierce of Jackopierce, internationally acclaimed, Latin Grammy nominated Fado artist Mariza, Chicago's own Bluegrass group Henhouse Prowlers and more. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of HAMLET with Oscar Isaac & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 14, 2017

The Public Theater presents HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET runs through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening last night, July 13. (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN is Brought to Life Next Month at Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Classic novel The Railway Children is brought to life on The Marlowe Theatre stage in Canterbury next month (August). (more...)

Review Roundup: Sam Gold Brings HAMLET to The Public Theater
by Review Roundups - Jul 13, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet as part of its downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, the production held its opening night tonight and the critics were in attendance. (more...)

THE TEMPEST Coming to Shakespeare & Company's New Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest in the Company's new outdoor theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 13, 2017

Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" - two short stories by Damon Runyon, - and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories - most notably "Pick the Winner". Performances are July 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm and July 16 at 3 PM.  Hilliard Memorial Middle School, 5600 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, Ohio  43026.  For tickets or more information, visit:  http://hilliardartscouncil.org/guys-and-dolls (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 1
by Garrett Reeves - Jul 12, 2017

As WaterTower Theatre's anticipated production of HIT THE WALL approaches, cast member Joshua Gonzales documents the production process with this new vlog series, RUNNING RIOT. Episode 1: This week, Joshua landed in Texas from NYC for the first rehearsal of HIT THE WALL and the screening of the powerful documentary RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE, by filmmaker Robert L. Camina. Check out the first vlog entry below, and check back soon for more videos. (more...)

Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Legendary singer Roberta Flack and leading theatrical producer Daryl Roth will receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award, it was announced today.  (more...)

Ian Finkel & Elliot Finkel to Take Center Stage at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Metropolitan Room in conjunction with Bernie Furshpan has announced the appearance of Ian Finkel, The World's Greatest Xylophonist and renowned pianist Elliot Finkel,  backed by some of New York's finest musicians. (more...)

Finalists Announced for Bechdel Test Fest at TCA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre announces the finalists for The Bechdel Test Fest on September 9th & 10th at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 5
by Garrett Reeves - Aug 9, 2017

In the latest episode of RUNNING RIOT, Joshua takes us backstage for a look inside the dressing rooms, and he tells us a little more about WaterTower's new community engagement program, INTERSECTIONS. (more...)

Plays and Films Chosen for Festival at Tempe Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre is partnering with Tempe Center for the Arts to offer The Bechdel Test Fest, Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, at Tempe Center for the Arts. The festival offerings include a panel discussion, play readings, film screenings, children's workshops, music, and more. The plays and films are created by Arizona talent and pass the Bechdel Test: Two female-identifying characters who have a conversation with each other about something other than a man. (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 4
by Garrett Reeves - Aug 3, 2017

Episode 4: OPENING NIGHT!!  Joshua takes us to the after-party for HIT THE WALL Opening Night! (more...)

World Premiere of THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Comes to The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm kicks off their 2017-18 season with the World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias (August 25 - September 23) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, this complex collision of satire and dark comedy fearlessly explores rape culture in America and was previously developed as part of The Realm's 2014-15 Writing Fellowship. (more...)

Public Theater Cancels Saturday Matinees of HAMLET for 'Welfare of Actors'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

A Public Theater spokesperson explained: "As an artist-driven organization, the welfare of our actors is always a top priority. Over the last few weeks the intensity that 'Hamlet' requires of our actors over the four-hour show is starting to take a toll." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Hit the Wall by multi-award-winning playwright Ike Holter. Hit the Wall will be directed by Joanie Schultz, and marks her WTT directorial inauguration. Hit the Wall runs now through August 20th, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Enters 'The Final Countdown' in Rehearsal at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein. Rock of Ages runs August 24 - October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, September 7, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Talawa Theatre Company Presents BITE YOUR TONGUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Talawa Theatre Company has announced details for Bite Your Tongue: a new devised theatre production from London's emerging Black talent. Coming to Hackney Showroom from 31 August - 2 September, Bite Your Tongue is a response from the city's young theatre makers to issues with language and communication in a multi-cultural city. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Montverde Academy to Present IN THE HEIGHTS This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Montverde Academy's upper school presents 'In the Heights,' directed by Montverde Academy's Theatre Arts Director Roberta Emerson, running September 28-30. (more...)

Black Violin, Earl Klugh and More Coming Up This Fall at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces genre bending hip-hop duo Black Violin, Grammy Award-winning classical guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh, multi-platinum American rock band The Verve Pipe and more. (more...)

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