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Second Stage Theatre

(New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
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by Chris Struck - Sep 29, 2019
Alexa Ray Joel brings a blend of classics and new originals to her latest stint at Cafe Carlyle. She combines tributes to Ray Charles, Nina Simone, and Billy Joel, alongside her latest new songs.
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Rising R&B artist La Hara - better known as influencer Bri Hall - has unleashed her latest offering 'Hereafter' along with the official video showcasing the stages of grief upon the loss of a loved one. In their exclusive of the video over the weekend, HollywoodLife praised Hall and her new release: 'A haunting slice of music that melds dream-pop with the beat of a broken heart, 'Hereafter' resonates long after the song ends. La Hara has deftly crafted a song that mirrors the anguish of grief: layered vocals that rush in like a flooding sadness; sparse moments that capture the isolating pain that comes with loss; and a hazy production reminiscent of the haze one feels when realizing someone you love is no longer there to text you back. The video features La Hara going through all the stages of grief until that final moment of acceptance offers a semblance of closure. It's a powerful video for a song with a powerful message.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
2019 TCG Peter Zeisler Memorial Award Recipient Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents The Wild Party, a steamy prohibition tale, by Andrew Lippa. Directed by Adam Adolfo at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center, The Wild Party runs October 10 through October 27. Press Night/Opening Night will be Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 13, 2019
When best friends make art together, it's the best thing ever... unless the art they are making involves Liza Minnelli, and then it becomes even better.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
ArtsEmerson will welcome back the Isango Ensemble with their re-imagination of Mozart's classic opera, The Magic Flute, as the first of five reprise productions in its 10th Anniversary Season. The internationally celebrated group of Cape Town artists and musicians return to take on the beloved and timeless tale with marimbas, oil drums, inventive design, and bold energy, as a young prince tries to win the love of a princess whose mother is the Queen of the Night.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
New shows on sale at bergenPAC: Emanuel Ax Classical Recital with The Elisabeth Morrow School Orchestra on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at 8 p.m.; New Shanghai Circus on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.; Sir James Galway on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8 p.m.; Kyung Wha Chung on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Travel the Americas with 123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) this summer as they celebrate the release of their newest album, Canta las Letras, with dozens of free family concerts around the country. The schedule include more than 40 shows in and around Washington, DC, as well as library performances in Tulsa, Austin, Bentonville, Arkansas, and Coconut Creek, Florida. A highlight will be performances at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August. Get links and full details of all of these upcoming concerts on the 123 Andrés tour page.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
The Critics' Awards Program, or Cappies for short, will celebrate outstanding achievement in high school theater when students from 22 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties vie for top honors in the 17th Annual South Florida Cappies Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
by Stefani Chudnow - May 2, 2019
In the days since seeing playwright Martin Zimmerman's On the Exhale, which is running at Slipstream Theatre Initiative in Ferndale through May 19th, I have been thinking a lot about the 1999 Columbine shooting, the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, and the 2018 Parkland shooting. Slipstream's one-woman show, On the Exhale, centers on an unnamed single mother whose only child was killed in a shooting at his elementary school. This mother goes on a desperate journey to uncover what exactly happened in that school on that fateful September morning.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Bear Grillz lays it all out on his debut album Demons. The triumphant 12-track soundscape paints a musical canvas based in dubstep, flourished with streaks of future-bass, bass house, hip hop and reggae. The album features noteworthy collaborations with Jared Watson and David Foral from Dirty Heads, Sullivan King, Kabaka Pyramid, RUNN, Bok Nero, Micah Martin and more. Highlighted by standout songs such as 'Ariginal,' 'Death Bed,' 'Stay,' 'Papers,' and the title track, Demons is a comprehensive look at a producer breaking down barriers and fighting his personal demons head-on.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Delray Beach Playhouse announces their 2019-20 Season Subscriptions for the Main Stage Series plays, Musical Memories and Nostalgic Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Chicago's Bassel & The Supernaturals are proud to announce their new single “Stepping Back In Time” to be released on June 7, 2019. The single is a strong positive statement in today's unsettling political climate. Bassel states, “Stepping Back in Time is about breaking down walls and building empathy. Our duty as artists is to confront the xenophobia consuming our society during the Trump era, and the unwinding of social progress we've made since 9/11. We must work together to unravel the platform that has been given to fear, and the false narratives victimizing communities of color.” Bassel & The Supernaturals are hot on the heels of an expansive 2019 tour which covered over 15,000 miles and over 42 shows in the first quarter of the year. The band is ready to get back on the road to support their good friend Sinkane starting in June. Full tour dates below.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Nominations for the 2019 FREDDY© Awards were announced on Thursday, May 9th, during the live broadcast of the on 69 News at Noon on WFMZ-TV.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 1, 2019
As a way to honor the diversity in Tampa Bay, The Straz Center created The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project, where writers, actors, musicians, singers, and dancers join together to perform for at a free monthly event. On May 3, The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project will celebrate global storytelling. Sponsored by Publix and Tampa Downtown Partnership, the special event includes The Korean Association of West Florida, The Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, Tampa City Ballet, Shreyas Arts, and The Fred Johnson Jazz Ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
Blend the intrigue of a whodunit with the belly laughs of brilliant comedy, add a catchy score and rousing Old Hollywood-meets-Old-West dance numbers, and you've got a recipe for Staples Players next smash hit: Curtains. Will Lieutenant Cioffi solve the murder mystery, fall for a starlet, be stage struck . . . or maybe all three? Come see this enchanting show, which was the final project of Kander and Ebb-the songwriting team behind Cabaret and Chicago. David Roth (SHS '84) and Kerry Long (SHS '97) co-direct the cast of 46 in six performances from March 15 to 23.
by Jaime Zahl - Mar 5, 2019
New York composer/lyricist Brian Sweeney and writer Tiffany Smalls' 'Day and Age' - a modern, millenial anthem - is set to premiere at the Cultural Arts Playhouse Friday, March 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
It's been almost twenty years since the last rival of Kiss, Me Kate opened on Broadway, and yet, theatregoers can get a quick glimpse of the last incarnation on the Studio 54 stage today. Roundabout just revealed that costume designer Jeff Mashie included a hat worn by the late Marin Mazzie, in his design for Kelli O'Hara. Mazzie played the role 'Kate/Lilli Vanessi, in 1999.
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 18, 2019
It's not a secret that there is a vibrant musical theatre community in Toronto. From popular, award winning Mirvish productions to new musicals being developed, to up and coming musical theatre performers honing their craft at the Sheridan College Music Theatre program, there is no shortage of talent or entertainment in the GTA. For the past 7 years, SINGular Sensation has been providing music theatre performers (professional or amateur) with an opportunity to display their talent and work on their performance skills at a musical theatre open mic night. The evening, which now takes place on the third Monday of every month, is the brainchild of host Jeni Walls, a musical theatre performer and producer who was inspired to create an evening of live performances from music theatre artists of all experience levels.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Blend the intrigue of a whodunit with the belly laughs of brilliant comedy, add a catchy score and rousing Old Hollywood-meets-Old-West dance numbers, and you've got a recipe for Staples Players next smash hit: Curtains. Will Lieutenant Cioffi solve the murder mystery, fall for a starlet, be stage struck . . . or maybe all three? Come see this enchanting show, which was the final project of Kander and Ebb-the songwriting team behind Cabaret and Chicago. David Roth (SHS '84) and Kerry Long (SHS '97) co-direct the cast of 46 in six performances from March 15 to 23.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Blend the intrigue of a whodunit with the belly laughs of brilliant comedy, add a catchy score and rousing Old Hollywood-meets-Old-West dance numbers, and you've got a recipe for Staples Players next smash hit: Curtains. Will Lieutenant Cioffi solve the murder mystery, fall for a starlet, be stage struck . . . or maybe all three? Come see this enchanting show, which was the final project of Kander and Ebb-the songwriting team behind Cabaret and Chicago. David Roth (SHS '84) and Kerry Long (SHS '97) co-direct the cast of 46 in six performances from March 15 to 23.
by Laura Schmidt - Jun 17, 2019
Chameleon Theatre Company's production is seemingly simple and incredibly haunting
by Marianka Swain - Jun 17, 2019
Tony Award-winning Laura Benanti's work includes She Loves Me, Gypsy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and, currently, playing her dream role: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. This month, she also makes her London theatre debut with a concert at Cadogan Hall.
by Aaron Wallace - Jun 11, 2019
But lest you worry that this isn't the full-fledged Yankovic stage experience, rest assured: you aren't missing out one bit. I've always said a 'Weird Al' show is like a series of music videos brought to life on stage. True to form, nearly each new song in STRINGS ATTACHED brings an elaborate costume change, with occasional video interstitials...
by Cindy Cardozo - Jun 11, 2019
Fairfield County native, and winner of season one of "The Voice," Javier Colon, will be starring as one of Bridgeport's favorite sons this summer when he portrays the Greatest Showman on Earth in the musical Barnum at the Fairfield Museum Commons the weekend of June 27 - 29.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 30, 2019
A musical about a Jewish family going through times of change and division, the lessons could just as easily be said to fit many other current-day situations. Read more in an interview with actor Natalie Powers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Melanie Martinez and Atlantic Records announce the release of her hugely anticipated new album and its accompanying full-length film. “K-12” arrives on Friday, September 6th; pre-orders are available now.  Fans who pre-order “K-12” via Melanie's official webstore by Monday, August 5th at 2 pm (local time) will get first access to presale tickets for her tour, announcing next week.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Sundance Institute's 2019 Theatre Lab convenes Monday, July 8; the Institute announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors today.
by Neil Shurley - Jul 11, 2019
The classic musical opens July 19. Mill Town Players will put their own spin on this classic musical in their new production opening July 19. We asked the director, Lauren Imhoff, to tell us a little about what to expect.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
On Monday, January 27, Birdland hosted caricature artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson as special guest artist-in-residence at Jim Caruso's Cast Party.
by Derek DeWitt - Jan 30, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) annual conference came to Prague this year. It has an extensive performance program, crafted by host Guy Roberts and Prague Shakespeare Company, that was open to the public as well as conference attendees. The conference was all about bringing the focus back to the artistic sides of things, as theatre tries to compete in a world filled with on-demand entertainment.
by Robert Diamond - Jan 29, 2019
On Tuesday, November 27th, New World Stages hosted the first-ever TRENDING BROADWAY. It was a day spent fully immersed in conversation about key trends across culture, technology, and media that are shaping the future of the Broadway business.
by Amy Oestreicher - Feb 27, 2019
For a new theatre, A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut is certainly ahead of its time, with its reimagined rendition of Working, a musical from Stephen Schwartz ('Wicked,' 'Pippin,' 'Godspell').  'Working' celebrates our search for meaning and satisfaction in everyday life. Daniel C. Levine, ACT's artistic director has worked with Schwartz to adapt Working to the town Ridgefield, incorporating local stories of the working lives of its community members. Levine discussed his bold new take on this extraordinary work.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Mathilda and the Orange Balloon brings a diverse cast of Deaf and hearing actors to the stage to follow the story of Mathilda, a little grey sheep whose mind is always full of questions.  Join her on a journey of self-discovery as she learns the joys of self-expression and see how, with a little imagination and a big open mind, anything is possible! The DH Ensemble have made Mathilda's world fully welcoming and accessible to D/deaf and hearing children and their families through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language, creative captions and animation.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 19, 2019
Claudia Yanez, who plays Rebecca and understudies for the lead role of Gloria, will be on her feet as Gloria at the Orpheum from February 26 to March 3.
by Carol Kassie - Feb 12, 2019
Rehearsals have begun for 2 Across, Pigs Do Fly Productions' upcoming production of Jerry Mayer's 'comedy of crosswords and romance'. The show will run from March 7th through March 24th at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
People Suck: A Musical Airing of Grievances - The Australian Premiere of the Canadian musical song cycle that took the Toronto Fringe by the balls - and won awards for it.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Based on Neal Pike's memories of life at a special educational needs (SEN) school, Five Years uses poetry, storytelling and direct address to explore an adolescence shaped by being marked 'disabled' owing to his stutter. Directed by Matt Miller, this sharp, subtle and brutally human solo show questions the limited expectations others had for a child with a stutter. Five Years is a work about refusing to conform to those ideas, reaching for a life beyond the one teachers and parents had planned for him, and keeping hold of a sense of self during turbulent times.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Less than a year before their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Cure celebrated their 40th anniversary. On October 18th 2019, Eagle Vision will present two special performances in which they commemorated this milestone, when 40 LIVE - CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY is released in a Limited Edition Deluxe Box (2Blu-ray+4CD, or 2DVD+4CD, each with 40-page book), on Limited Edition Hardbook 2Blu-ray or 2DVD (each with 16 page book), and standalone digital formats.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Highways Performance Space presents American Standard: A Story of Enough, written by and starring Lilly Bright. Directed by award-winning soloist performer, Valerie Hager, American Standard will run from Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 28, 2019. This original solo show is based on Bright's true life story of surviving a near two-decade battle with bulimia and various a?oenot-enougha?? demons, propelling her on an often comical, always poignant search for a cure, resulting in discovery of a path to imperfect wholeness and, ultimately, the courage to finally feel enough. Highways Performance Space is located at the 18th Street Arts Center (1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404). Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. For more information and tickets, please visit http://americanstandardshow.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Has anyone ever asked you if you've got any ideas? When we first started making this show, we genuinely didn't have any. Which, looking back, is surprising for a couple of artists. But it was true.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Aug 27, 2019
The Color Iz was part dance showcase, part musical theatre and part gender-bending Drag show with a heavy, heady dose of disco, glam and glitter and a focus on celebrating all shades of expression in dance and identity.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Highways Performance Space presents American Standard: A Story of Enough, written by and starring Lilly Bright. Directed by award-winning soloist performer, Valerie Hager, American Standard will run from Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 28, 2019. This original solo show is based on Bright's true life story of surviving a near two-decade battle with bulimia and various a?oenot-enougha?? demons, propelling her on an often comical, always poignant search for a cure, resulting in discovery of a path to imperfect wholeness and, ultimately, the courage to finally feel enough. Highways Performance Space is located at the 18th Street Arts Center (1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404). Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. For more information and tickets, please visit http://americanstandardshow.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Latin Grammy-winning bilingual duo 123 Andrés returns to New York City on Sunday, September 1st to perform a benefit concert for Immigrant Families Together. The concert is at the Marlene Meyerson JCC at 334 Amsterdam Avenue, beginning at 10:30 am, and tickets are $18.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 14, 2019
BWW catches up with Vikki Stone to chat about her 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show and ways in which the festival should be made more sustainable.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
The ultimate brother-and-sister act, Clare and Felice, a pair of genetically matched hams who combine the narcissism, fearfulness, shabbiness and splendor of every actor who ever walked the boards. Tonight they must put on 'The Two Character Play' no less than brilliantly, for it might mean the end of their tour. They are competitive and codependent in a fierce, scary way that is particularly associated with show people and siblings. Just put them on a stage, then step back and watch them burn, possibly to a pile of ashes.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Today, Sundance Institute's Theatre Program announces the nineteen artists who represent the creative teams that will convene to develop new work at the annual Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah July 8-28.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Today, Sundance Institute's Theatre Program announces the nineteen artists who represent the creative teams that will convene to develop new work at the annual Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah July 8-28.
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2019
The Who's Tommy is now playing at Kennedy Center!
by Charles Shubow - Apr 26, 2019
From the beginning strumming of the electric guitars (Manny Moreira, Jim Roberts and Paul Henry) from the fabulous Kennedy Center Orchestra's 8-piece orchestra (Joe Mowart on Drums, Geoffrey Pilkington on Horn, and on Keyboards Michael Gacetta, Anthony Nalker, and Alex Tang) I was hooked. I had a perpetual smile on my face watching this spectacular production under the Direction of Josh Rhodes who also did the superb Choreography.
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Interior designer, social media influencer, author and self-proclaimed breakup expert Orlando Soria knows not all home renos require a happy couple. In HGTV's new series Unspouse My House, premiering Thursday, June 6, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, Orlando—who is known for his celebrity clients and passionate fan base on Instagram—works with newly single homeowners to overhaul their homes and heal their lonely hearts with laughter, support and beautiful design. Orlando knows the emotional value of giving clients a fresh start after a breakup, so he helps them indulge in retail therapy to find new furnishings and participate in divorce celebrations with friends.