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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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Based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Duer Miller


THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opens on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - ROCK OF AGES Hits Drury Lane Theatre with Its Best Shot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre presents 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, directed by Scott Weinstein and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons. Rock of Ages runs now through October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is tonight, September 7, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater presents FADE by Tanya Saracho
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with Fade, a co - production with Teatro Vista, written by Tanya Saracho and directed by Sandra Marquez. Fade runs November 4 - December 23, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation to Present Roberta Rust & Her Piano Proteges at CityPlace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation's popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return on Tuesday, September 19, with Roberta Rust & Her Piano Proteges from Lynn University's Conservatory of Music. The concert will be held at 7 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Presents THE CONSUL at the Centinela Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

On October 14, 20 and 22, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present three performances of The Consul with music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti, and starring Patricia Racette, making her Long Beach Opera debut at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts, Lawndale. (more...)

Rachel Tucker, Brittain Ashford, WEST SIDE STORY 60th Anniversary Celebration and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Rachel Tucker, a West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration, Julia Mattison Is Ruby Manger, Gloria Reuben, Brittain Ashford and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Nash Announces October Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Nash celebrates turning 5 with a jam packed October. The month is filled with major special guests, including Emmet Cohen Trio on Oct. 18, 'Goth Jazz'as Romanian Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri perform the 'Transylvanian Concert' Oct 27 and the 'genre-slicing' high energy Banda Magda Oct 22. (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

Altruistic Theatre Company COMMITTED Plays Final Performance on Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Altruistic Theatre Company, an organization dedicated to social change, presents Committed a fictionalized account of the last two days of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. The play is written by Natalie Menna and directed by Brock Harris Hill. (more...)

Pianist Luca BurattoComes to Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 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 Ad s, Jan ?ek, Ligeti, Prokofiev and Schumann. The concert is presented by the Honens International Piano Competition. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

With its 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 22nd Annual TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Three Dollar Bill Cinema announces the five gala film events for the 22nd Annual Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival. (more...)

Nadine Sierra to Headline Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala at Carnegie Hall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Back home at Carnegie Hall for the second year after more than a quarter century's absence, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert, one of the most highly anticipated operatic events of the season, will take place on Sunday, December 10, with single tickets going on sale today. (more...)

Lydia Kontos Announces Retirement After 40 Years of Leadership at Kaufman Music Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

In January of 1979, Lydia Kontos, then a public relations consultant with a background in concert management, joined the staff of The Hebrew Arts School for Music and Dance as a member of the administrative team of the brand-new concert hall at the Abraham Goodman House. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Caf Carlyle with an all-new show, The Little Things You Do Together, November 7-18. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 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, directed by Scott Weinstein and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons. Rock of Ages runs now through October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening was held on September 7, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Local Luminaries to Be Honored at 3rd Annual Granada Theatre Legends Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) will host its 3rd Annual Granada Theatre Legends Gala on Friday, September 15, 2017. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias opened on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (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...)

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 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...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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

Will The Launch of New Wearables at IFA Drive Consumer Purchases
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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Synopsys to Present at 2017 Citi Global Technology Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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BWW Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 30, 2017

The Railway Children holds a special place in Britain's heart; E Nesbit's well-loved tale was first published in 1905, but most of us know it from Lionel Jeffries' iconic 1970 film, which also made a star of the teenage Jenny Agutter. This new production, faithfully adapted by Dave Simpson, has given a wider national audience the chance to see this classic tale brought to the stage. (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...)

Mike Doughty, Kandace Springs and More Coming Up at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Soul Coughing founder Mike Doughty, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs, The Rolling Stones' powerhouse backup vocalist Lisa Fischer and more. (more...)

New Officers Announced at ICO24 in Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

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Ann Reinking Returns to NYC: A Night of BRIGHT LIGHTS AND SHINING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to NYU Skirball Center, October 1, for an eclectic and star-studded gala event to raise funds for college scholarships. With over 200 dancers sharing in $2 Million dollars to attend the colleges of their choice since the Foundation's inception in 2010, NYCDAF's Annual 'Bright Lights Shining Stars' brings together performers and dance educators to further its mission to broaden and advocate for performing arts awareness and training. The evening's presenters include Joel Grey (Cabaret, Chicago, Goodtime Charley), Bebe Neuwirth (Sweet Charity, Chicago) and Patricia Birch (Over Here!)-more appearances to be announced. (more...)

Maria Sharapova vs. Simona Halep Headlines Opening Night US OPEN Coverage on ESPN
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The long-anticipated return of five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova to a Grand Slam tournament – across the net from an opponent no less than the No. 2 seed Simona Halep – headlines opening night under the stars (more...)

Original Broadway 'Elvis' to Star in HEARTBREAK HOTEL Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

From the creator of Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, the Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the World Premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, as part of its 85th anniversary season, on stage August 30 to September 30. (more...)

Julia Mattison, New Writers Series, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

The Nash Celebrates its 5th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

October is a month-long celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Nash!  Within 5 years of its opening, The Nash has welcomed some of the biggest names in jazz, has been named as a national 'jazz hub,' has served as a home for hundreds of young, new jazz musicians and is a vibrant part of Phoenix's bustling economic development downtown.  (more...)

Telly Leung, Mary Beth Peil and More to Honor Bebe Neuwirth at Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company celebrates the launch of their 2017-2018 season at their 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The evening honors two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'). (more...)

September Shows at City Winery Announced: Living Colour, Joan Osborne, Art Garfunkel & more
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

See the newly announced lineup for September at Chicago City Winery below! (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

Harlem Week Honors Musical Legend James Mtume
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Harlem Week will pay tribute to master composer & legendary producer/activist James Mtume on August 23, 2017 starting at 6:00 PM. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (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...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 6
by Garrett Reeves - Aug 17, 2017

In the last episode of RUNNING RIOT, Joshua plays 'Never Have I Ever' with the cast and reflects on the impact that HIT THE WALL has made on himself, the cast, and the audience. Don't miss HIT THE WALL before it closes this Sunday, August 20th! (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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