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Fatherson Heads to SXSW 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Indie rock band Fatherson is thrilled to announce their return to the United States for this year's South by Southwest Music Festival, taking place March 11-17 in Austin, TX. For a full list of showcases and upcoming tour dates, please see below or visit www.fathersonband.com. (more...)

VIDEO: John Mulaney Discusses the Sondheim-Themed Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2019

On last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' John Mulaney stops by to talk about the Stephen Sondheim-themed episode of Documentary Now!, his lifelong love of musicals, and why he wasn't allowed to perform in his high school's theater productions. (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...)

Overture Awards Finals Competition And Awards Ceremony Announced At Aronoff
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is proud to present the 2019 Overture Awards Finals Competition. The Overture Awards provides $4,000 to six area high school students for education and training expenses, with eighteen finalists each winning $1,000. The program also provides a $2,500 Arts Educator Award for Excellence in Arts Instruction. (more...)

OPERA America's New Civic Practice Grants: $180,000 Awarded To Seven Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its first-ever Civic Practice Grants, supported by OPERA America's Opera Fund endowment. (more...)

Greater Boston Stage Company Announces the US Premiere of ONEGIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the U.S. Premiere of Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hill's, Onegin. Based on Pushkin's masterpiece novel in verse and Tchaikovsky's stunning opera, Onegin tells the love story of the innocent Tatyana and the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin. This soaring musical adaptation begs you to answer the question, "Look around, look around, look around, Do you see someone worth dying for?" Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run March 14 - 31, 2019. The Press Opening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Tierney Sutton Makes Café Carlyle Debut This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Revered jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, March 19-23. An 8-time Grammy nominee over the course of her esteemed career, Sutton has received Seven consecutive nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album - one for every project she has released over the last decade. In 2013 she released After Blue, a jazz-inspired re-imagining of the legacy of Joni Mitchell. (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...)

Music Institute Chorale Performs THE CREATION March 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg, performs Joseph Haydn's The Creation Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall. (more...)

DARLING GRENADINE, Directed by Michael Berresse, and More Set for Roundabout's 2019-20 Off-Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced a line-up of all new work Off-Broadway, including a new Roundabout commission by Roundabout Underground alumnus Jire?h Breon Holder (Too Heavy for Your Pocket) and the first Roundabout Underground musical in more than a decade. (more...)

Anemone Releases Debut Album 'Beat My Distance'
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Anemone (Miles dupire-Gagnon, Gabriel Lambert, Zachary Irving, Samuel Gemme and led by the captivating lead singer and songwriter Chloé Soldevila) have today unleashed their debut album Beat My Distance on Luminelle Recordings. From start to finish it's dreamy psych-pop at its best. (more...)

Kirill Gerstein Performs N.Y. Premiere Of Thomas Ad S's Piano Concerto With Boston Symphony,
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

In addition to performing masterworks from past centuries at major halls and with leading ensembles worldwide, pianist Kirill Gerstein has a deep interest in the music of our time, including that of composer Thomas Ad s, with whom he has formed a close artistic relationship and performs together twice next month at Carnegie Hall. On Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Gerstein gives the New York premiere of a new piano concerto composed for him by Mr. Ad s on commission from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which performs the work under the baton of the composer, who is the BSO's Artistic Partner. The concerto is the second work on the program, which opens with Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (orchestral version) and closes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour in Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 15, 2019

Both profoundly moving and profoundly disturbing, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is one of the most deeply troubling musicals I've seen. I left DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a swirl of mixed emotions. The musical is a meditation on social media and how it makes the social isolation and challenges of high school all the more difficult. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox and More for BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019 for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June.  Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production stars Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox. (more...)

The McCallum Theatre Presents A Musical Journey With Spanish Guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas
by David Green - Feb 15, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas on Monday, March 4, at 7:00pm. The guitar was brought by the Spaniards to the New World during the colonial period, absorbed and merged with indigenous instruments, and assimilated into the musical fabric of a wide geographical area. More than any other instrument, it defines the common musical heartbeat of the Americas from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.  On this musical journey, rising Spanish star, Pablo Sainz Villegas combines the emotions of sensual Brazilian music, the nostalgic tango, vivid Venezuelan rhythms, and the exciting and colorful American bluegrass. (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), which presented its first awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County a half-century ago, has begun the gala celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018). (more...)

Photo Flash: See Renee Elise Goldsberry, John Mulaney in the Sondheim-Themed Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

IFC has released a first look at the Sondheim-themed episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW! The episode will parody D.A. Pennebaker's classic making-of Company documentary, in an episode called 'Original Cast Album: Co-Op.'  (more...)

Cedar Creek Students Present SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Based on the Oscar-winning animation film, Shrek The Musical is the Tony Award-winning adventure-filled musical playing at Cedar Creek High School,February 28th through March 2nd. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne And Briefs Factory Present BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Fresh from a two-month run on London's West End, the high-energy mix of Brief Factory's circus and cabaret will come to life at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse on Saturday 23 March in their family-friendly show Brat Kids Carnival. (more...)

August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Comes to The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents one of August Wilson's rarely produced masterpieces, Seven Guitars, the 1940's installment of his Pittsburgh Cycle, February 21-March 10 at the Warwick Theatre. (more...)

Jason Manford Will Star In UK Tour of CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment present a brand-new UK tour of the Tony Award winning musical "CURTAINS" starring comedian Jason Manford. The production will open at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on the 4 October 2019 and will tour the UK and Ireland until 4 April 2020 where the production will complete its run at the Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre. Full tour details can be found below and on the website, www.curtainsmusical.com. Further venues and casting to be announced, (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Creates Album of Wedding Songs on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2019

Josh Groban appeared last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he featured a parody album of wedding songs, called Josh't Married. (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...)

BLUE LARGO Celebrates Fourth Album 'BEFORE THE DEVIL STEALS YOUR SOUL'
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Coffeegrinds Records is proud to announce the release of their 4th BLUE LARGO album BEFORE THE DEVIL STEALS YOUR SOUL, which is a 'Best Blues Album' nominee for the 2019 San Diego Music Awards. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Announces THE AUGUST WILSON PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

South Bend Civic Theatre is proud to announce a new 10 year initiative to produce all of Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's "20th Century Cycle" between 2019 and 2029, with one play in the cycle featured each year. (more...)

York Theatre Co Launches 50th Anniversary Gala with I DO! I DO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The York Theatre Company kicks off a year-long celebration of its landmark 50th Anniversary with a newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog. (more...)

21 Leaders For The 21st Century Awards Gala Announces Host & Gala Chairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Lori Sokol, Executive Director of Women's eNews, today announced the Host, Honorary Gala Chair, and Honorary Gala Co-Chairs for the 19th annual '21 Leaders for the 21st Century' Awards gala, which will take place on May 6th at Club 101 in New York City. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel's Rooftop Lounge, The Lodge, Announces Weekend Brunches
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces the addition of weekend brunch at The Lodge at Gallow Green. The hotel's winter rooftop hideaway opened for the season back in December and will introduce Saturday and Sunday brunch service on February 23. (more...)

The Philly POPS Announces 2019?2020 TOPS Of The POPS Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The Philly POPS announced its TOPS of the POPS 2019-20 season today, February 14, 2019. (more...)

Sylvan Winds Open 2019 Season With HARLEM MOSAIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The Sylvan Winds announce the opening concert of the 2019 Spring Season celebrating music, art, and history. Performing in important cultural and historic New York City buildings, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that reflect the environs of each space. (more...)

HERE Presents ASHES From Plexus Polaire
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

HERE (Kristin Marting, Artistic Director) continues its 2018 2019 season with the New York premiere of Ashes from Plexus Polaire, who recently presented the New York Times critic's pick production of Chambre Noire at The Public Theater's Under the Radar festival. Under the direction of Yngvild Aspeli, Ashes is inspired by true events as told in the best-selling Norwegian novel Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll, and features actors, video projection and life-sized puppets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast Members Of RENT, NEXT TO NORMAL, HADESTOWN And More Celebrate 40 Years Of New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

This week, New York Theatre Workshop hosted its NYTW 2019 Gala celebrating 40 Years!  The evening featured performances from Alice Ripley (Next to Normal); Anthony Rapp (RENT), Daphne Rubin-Vega (RENT), Amber Gray (Hadestown); Nathaly Lopez (What's It All About); Cristina Monet ("Disco Clone") plus members of the original casts of RENT; Bright Lights, Big City; What's It All About; Hadestown and more.  See photos from the evening below! (more...)

A Quirky, Compassionate (Almost) Silent Play Announced At Thalia's Umbrella
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Thalia's Umbrella is thrilled to present the Seattle premiere of Bess Wohl's (mostly) silent comedy Small Mouth Sounds at 12th Avenue Arts April 18 to May 11, 2019. (more...)

Celebrity Cruises Announces Partnership With ABT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Playreading Of Romantic Comedy On Feb. 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy, "The Cemetery Club," on Monday, February 25, at 7 p.m.  Written by Ivan Menchell, the reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Samantha Barks Stars in the FOR LOVE OR MONEY Trailer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2019

Samantha Barks, currently starring in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, PRETTY WOMAN, based off the popular romantic comedy feature film of the same name, is gearing up for her next film project the indie romance, FOR LOVE OR MONEY.  The film is being distributed by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company and will be available in select theaters and on demand March 15th and is currently live for preorder on iTunes.  Preorder your copy here!   (more...)

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons Performs At The Den Theatre Saturday, May 4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons brings his stand-up act to The Den Theatre for one night only on Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (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...)

BWW Interview: Reed Meschefske of TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND at Santa Fe High School Theatre
by Zoe Burke - Feb 14, 2019

There is something so incredibly special about watching a group of highly disciplined young people coming together to create something bigger than themselves. The collaborative nature of high school drama is like none other, and particularly in programs with strong, knowledgeable leadership (such as the program at Santa Fe High School, led by director Reed Meschefske), the results speak for themselves. (more...)

BWW Review: Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Performs at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Feb 14, 2019

No doubt you will see tiaras, beautiful ball gowns, slippers made of glass, pumpkins, a Prince, and a clock striking midnight in the current touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Yes, the modern production keeps all those familiar things from the fairytale and the original 1957 musical starring Julie Andrews intact. However, this production – like the most recent Broadway revival on which it is based – features a new book by Douglas Carter Beane (2013 adaptation).  He gives the audience new characters and a more sympathetic stepsister.  He also provides the Prince with a story/personality and grants Cinderella the power to decide her own destiny.  Put succinctly, there are many socio-political undertones within the story and the characters that inhabit it. (more...)

BWW Interview: 22-Year-Old Artistic Director Alex Bergen Lays it BARE
by Vicki Trask - Feb 14, 2019

In the run-up to opening night of his company's inaugural show, local artist Alex Bergen sat down with me to have a chat about The Honest Collective, Calgary's LGBTQ+ and theatre communities, and his history with Bare: A Pop Opera. (more...)

Comedians To Take Their Best Shot At 13th Comedy Madness Stand-up Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Taking a page from the NCAA College Basketball Tournament's "March Madness," famed comedy venue Carolines on Broadway will present its 13th annual "Carolines Comedy Madness," a five-round comedy competition in which 64 comedians will go head to head with audience members deciding who advances to the next rounds and who will be crowned the tournament champion. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, February 13- RENT Gets Its Off-Broadway World Premiere!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 13, 2019

On this day in 1996, the beloved rock musical, Rent, made its off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop. (more...)

Trotta GLORIA To Be MidAmerica Productions' 100th New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

On Sunday, March 31 at 2 pm, composer Michael John Trotta will ascend the podium at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall to conduct his own music for the third time. As on the two previous occasions, the performance will be presented by MidAmerica Productions, as part of its 36th annual concert season, continuing its commitment to the music of living composers. This will be MidAmerica's 100th New York premiere. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere Comedy A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Nora's back, and this time, she's kicking down the door! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of the scintillating comedy that's sweeping the nation, A Doll's House, Part 2. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, Lucas Hnath's completely unauthorized sequel to Ibsen's theatrical classic is a thoughtful and contemporary commentary on marriage and how the roles of women have-and haven't-changed over time. Playing March 2-30, 2019. Directed by Regina Pugh. Production Sponsor is John Goering. (more...)

2019-2020 Meadow Brook Theatre Season Is Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Meadow Brook Theatre's 2019-2020 season has something for everyone with comedies, musicals, a drama and even a whodunit. "We're excited not only to have Michigan premieres during our 54th season, but also to have the world premiere of a brand new musical," said Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director.  "We've got a wonderfully entertaining lineup and, once again, we're kicking things off with a great event this summer!' (more...)

Philadelphia Zoo Announces Return Of Zoo Key And New Exhibit Creatures Of Habitat
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Philadelphia Zoo (3400 W Girard Avenue) will kick-off spring of 2019 with an exciting new exhibit, the return of a Philadelphia tradition, and a new food destination.  (more...)

ZUMANITY By Cirque Du Soleil Sets For This Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil invites guests to enjoy Valentine's Day the #CirqueWay with a daring performance during the Vegas Golden Knights game at the T-Mobile Arena. Audience members will experience an awe-inspiring act, creating memories they'll never forget. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MEAN GIRLS. And More Announced For Broadway In San Diego Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

A Nederlander Presentation is thrilled to announce the 2019-2020 season -full of Broadway's biggest shows currently dazzling audiences in New York, all coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre, and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union. (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Catherine Russell Comes to Bay Area Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Bay Area Cabaret welcomes celebrated vocalist Catherine Russell in her Venetian Room debut on Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. Ms. Russell will perform selections from her acclaimed show, Harlem on My Mind for which her recording won a 2016 Grammy Nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. For the first time before a San Francisco audience, Ms. Russell will also perform songs from her highly anticipated March '19 release Alone Together ("Errand Girl for Rhythm", "He May be your Dog, but he's Wearing my Collar", "Is You or is You Ain't my Baby"). (more...)

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