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New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet Seeks Performers for THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

The New Jersey Civic Ballet is auditioning for dancers ages 5 - 30 for their holidaiy classic, The Nutcracker at the Sitnik Theatre in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Auditions will take place Saturday, September 23rd ane Saturday, September 30th at 3:00. Auditions will be held at the studios of the North Jersey School of Dance Arts, 400 D Valentine Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Dancers age 5 and 6 years old do not need previous dance experience to audition. (more...)

K.Flay Unveils Re-Work of Imagine Dragons' 'Thunder'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

After a busy summer of touring and playing festivals, alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay joins forces with Grouplove on a massive arena tour supporting U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons. (more...)

Scooter Brown Band Releases Debut Studio Album 'American Son',
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Scooter Brown Band releases their debut nationally distributed album today, American Son, including the title-track featuring Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels. The project, released by Red River / BFD / Sony Orchard can be found at listeners' digital retailer of choice (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rosie Kay Dance Company Brings 5 SOLDIERS: THE BODY IS THE FRONTLINE to Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - Sep 8, 2017

Sadler's Wells presents the return of 5 Soldiers at military drill hall, Yeomanry House, Bloomsbury, as part of a UK tour exclusively to military venues, in a significant new partnership with the British Army now through Saturday 9 September. BroadwayWorld has a look at the dancers below! (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

16th Street Theater Season 2018 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

16th Street Theater announces their Season Eleven 2018: Heroes featuring five thrilling plays about combat and those who wield weapons by authors Kathleen Cahill and Sean Christopher Lewis, and Chicago writers Ike Holter, Aline Lathrop, and J. Joseph Cox. Who are protected and served, and what are the consequences? When violence surrounds, how does one learn to speak another language? (more...)

The Journey Home Project's Co-Founder David Corlew to Appear On Varney & Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Journey Home Project, founded in 2014, sees its mission as aiding those organizations that have proven to be the most valid and effective when it comes to meeting veterans' needs (more...)

Author of HOPE to Donate 100% of September Book Sales to Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey Relief
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

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The Long Island Repertory Co. to Debut THE KISS, Based on Chekhov Short Story
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

More than a century after the death of arguably Russia's greatest playwright, The Long Island Repertory Co. is gearing up to debut a new, full-length play based on an Anton Chekhov short story complete with a cast of more than a dozen performers. (more...)

Bernstein's Philharmonic Celebrates Centennial Festival, 10/25–11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, October 25-November 14, 2017,celebrating the former Philharmonic Music Director and Laureate Conductor on the centennial of his birth. The festival - which is part of the worldwide salute to the legacy of the renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator - will center on Bernstein's symphonic cycle, conducted by Alan Gilbert and Leonard Slatkin, complemented by other Bernstein works as well as by music by composers he admired and championed. In addition, the Philharmonic will present a Young People's Concert - the series that Bernstein famously brought to national attention through the television broadcasts - titled Inspirations and Tributes: "Celebrating Leonard Bernstein," conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Makoto Ozone on November 11. A number of other events - ranging from a marathon of Bernstein's Mahler recordings to a partnership with Harvard and University of Michigan to explore Bernstein as an educator and conductor - complement the concerts throughout the centennial season. Bernstein served as the Philharmonic's Music Director from 1958 to 1969, when he was named Laureate Conductor, a title he held until his death in 1990. (more...)

Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre's newly renovated Hill Theatre is a timeless romance filled with wit and heart-stopping action. (more...)

Verismo Opera Casting Supernumerary Roles for Tosca in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director, Lucine Amara, announces supernumerary roles are being cast during September.  Supernumeraries (supers) appear in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on Sunday, October 15, 2017. (more...)


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Cinemark Debuts Exclusive Music Featurette Showcasing Shania Twain's 'Soldier'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), a leader in the motion-picture exhibition industry, has partnered with DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures to debut a brand-new music featurette for the upcoming film "Thank You for Your Service," which showcases Shania Twain's new song "Soldier." (more...)

Photo Flash: Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, playing at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., September 2 - October 14. Based on the 1940s comic strip by Russell Stamm, the new play is written by BWBTC Ensemble Member Barbara Lhota, directed by Ensemble Member Leigh Barrett and features violence design by Ensemble Member Libby Beyreis. Preview performances are Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3 at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview tickets are $10, student and senior tickets are $15, early bird general admission (available online through September 9) are $20 and general admission (after September 9) are $25. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit BabesWithBlades.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical About Transgender Soldiers, THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Opening Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., now through October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. Opening night is tonight, September 6th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BANDSTAND Swings Into Final Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Catch the Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) during its final weeks before its final performance on Sunday, September 17. (more...)

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: THE MUSICAL To Tour Across the UK in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Curve have just announced the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" which will open at Curve on 6 April 2018 before playing at theatres across the UK and in Ireland including Manchester Opera House in August 2018.  (more...)

Flying Visit! Stars of MISS SAIGON Enjoy Up-Close Encounter with Vietnam Veteran 'Huey' Helicopter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

With the West End and Broadway blockbuster, Miss Saigon, currently thrilling audiences on the Main Stage at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sat 23 Sept, principal cast members Sooha Kim and Ashley Gilmour took time out from their busy performance schedule for an up-close encounter with an original Vietnam UH-1 HUEY helicopter, the only working model of its kind to exist in the UK today. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation Of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN To Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Curve are delighted to announce the World Premiere of 'AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL' which will open at Curve on 6 April 2018 before playing at theatres across the UK and in Ireland until 15 September 2018. (more...)

Son of Semele Ensemble Wraps Up Season with RIDICULOUS DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces the final production of its 2017 season, The Ridiculous Darkness, adapted from a radio play by Wolfram Lotz. The U.S. premiere of this internationally acclaimed satire will be presented at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard, from October 21 to November 12, 2017. (more...)

Son of Semele Presents U.S. Premiere of THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces the final production of its 2017 season, The Ridiculous Darkness, adapted from a radio play by Wolfram Lotz. (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego to Preview THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Organizers of the third annual GI Film Festival San Diego (Oct. 18-22) announce a special preview screening of Thank You for Your Service on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Carlsbad 12 (2501 El Camino Real). (more...)

THE CURRENCY OF COMMUNISM Exhibition to Open This Autumn at the British Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

A free exhibition, 'The currency of communism' will be on view 19 October 2017 - 18 March 2018 in Room 69a at the British Museum. (more...)

City Lit's 'J.B.' to Employ Cast Composed Entirely of Women over Age 55 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award-winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, will be the second production in City Lit's 2017-18 season. Reviewing the original Broadway production in 1958, THE NEW YORK TIMES's legendary critic Brooks Atkinson called it A fresh and exalting morality that has great stature. (more...)

BWW Review: Et Tu, Brute? is Comme Ci Comme Ça with Seattle Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 20, 2017

This rendition of Julius Caesar by the Seattle Shakespeare Company will offer a few surprises. It is a streamlined production with a race and gender-diverse cast. With no clear-cut villains and heroes, this epic tale of political savagery has an engaging narrative. But when said savagery feels tepid, hiccups are more conspicuous, leaving audience members recalling the bad, rather than the good. Now performing at the Cornish Playhouse, Julius Caesar gets the job done, but it's problematic. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series presents CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up Jacksonville in 2017 at the Times-Union Center with its 10th Anniversary National Tour for two unforgettable performances on November 18 and 19, 2017, presented by the FSCJ Artist Series. This critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a BROADWAY MUSICAL, NEW CIRQUE ADVENTURE AND FAMILY SHOW WRAPPED IN ONE! Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Stages Welcomes WWII Veterans to SOUTH PACIFIC to Salute, Thank, and Entertain
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Standing ovations were aplenty during the Wednesday, Sept. 13, opening night performance of South Pacific at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. As emotions swelled in the intimate venue, STAGES' patrons rose for not only the cast's performance but also the attendance of four World War II veterans familiar with the events behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic wartime tale. (more...)

BWW First Person: BANDSTAND Heals at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by Matt Hanson - Sep 19, 2017

In his earliest memory, my grandfather is four years old. The year is 1919 and he stands on his tenement building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where he watches an army parade. Soldiers are returning from the Great War, and eternal peace on Earth seems possible. (more...)

Photo Flash: Taylor Mac's A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Arrives at the Curran in Style
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC has been reworked into four six-hour Chapters, with performances at the Curran (445 Geary Street) continuing Friday, September 22, at 5pm and Sunday, September 24 at 2pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Mac onstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary J Blige & More Attend MUD BOUND Premiere at TIFF
by Walter McBride - Sep 18, 2017

Mary J Blige and more attended the premiere of the new film MUD BOUND at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Pati Buehler - Sep 17, 2017

Some of Philly's funniest actors directed by the king of farce Frank Ferrante and you've got a show that never ceases even for Caesar. (more...)

Discover Even More Magic This Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be this holiday season as theme parks and resort hotels sparkle with jolly decorations that bring the spirit of the season to life. Here's a sampling of the holiday fun in store for guests: (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Behind the Curtain with SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, join STAGES for a timeless tale in the South Pacific and take a peak backstage with these exclusive photos to see how the cast enjoys their time behind the scenes of Bali Ha'i! (more...)

ELEVATE Public Art Festival will Take Place in Downtown Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs announced today that the ELEVATE public art festival will be held in various locations in Downtown Atlanta from Saturday, October 14 through Saturday, October 21. ELEVATE: Enlighten seeks to provide a platform for artists and art professionals to share and exchange knowledge and experiences that have shaped their work. Participating artists will touch on issues surrounding the plight of veterans, issues of gentrification, and the power of healing through art, while art professionals will lead panels and workshops about public art trends, the business of being an artist, and community empowered projects. All events are free and open to the public. (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swing Band Singer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Laura Osnes shares a special connection as she takes the stage each night in Broadway's BANDSTAND, as her grandmother was a real-life singer in a 1940s swing band. Watch their Skype session below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

For the first time in Neiman Marcus' 110 year history, the retailer at its San Francisco Union Square location has decked out their windows with clothing not available in the store. To welcome the week-long engagement of gender-bending stage icon Taylor Mac's A 24 Decade History of Popular Music at the newly restored landmark Curran Theatre, opening this month, they have enlisted designer Machine Dazzle, creator of Taylor's costumes to create a spectacular visual feast for the eye. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Kronos Quartet Stars in East Coast Premiere of MY LAI at BAM, 9/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Kronos Quartet, tenor Rinde Eckert, and Vietnamese musician V n- hn V are bringing Jonathan Berger's acclaimed monodrama My Lai to BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival for the work's East Coast premiere. Four performances will take place in the BAM Harvey Theater, Wednesday, September 27 through Saturday, September 30 (7:30 pm). (more...)

East Side Story Presents Improv Friday at the SecondStory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Summer never ends when you're laughing! Come see three of the Seattle area's top improv groups at the premiere show at SecondStory Repertory, all at one low price! (more...)

VIDEO: Corey Cott & Laura Osnes Duet on Original Demo of 'This Is Life' from BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

For #ThrowbackThursday, BANDSTAND composer Richard Oberacker shared footage of Corey Cott and Laura Osnes recording the very first demo of 'This Is Life,' newly added to the musical in the first days of rehearsal for Broadway. Watch them perform the original version, including first draft lyrics and a slightly longer ending, in the video below, featuring Oberacker on piano! (more...)

Review Roundup: Do Critics Think AMERICAN ASSASSIN is Killer?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien), a CIA Black Ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from STAGES' SOUTH PACIFIC, Starring Michael Halling, Leah Berry and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running now through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. BroadwayWorld is excited to share footage from the show in the video below! (more...)

BANDSTAND Announces Partnerships for Performance Rights and Future National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The producers of the Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, are pleased to announce partnerships with Work Light Productions, The Road Company and Samuel Frenchfor the future touring and performance rights of the musical. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for George Street Playhouse's 2017-18 Season, Featuring AN ACT OF GOD, THE NERD and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced that all tickets are now on sale for its 2017-18 mainstage season at its new, interim home at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J. The five-play season opens with an updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, running October 10 - November 12, 2017. (more...)

2018 Next Stage Theatre Festival to Return to Factory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Next Stage Theatre Festival returns this January with a lineup of ten companies showcasing a cross-section of our exciting indie performance community. With many familiar faces from past Fringe Festivals, the 2018 programming is a true representation of the 'best of the fest'. The festival will take over Factory Theatre from January 3 to 14, 2018. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse to Debut Immersive Production SOUTHERN GOTHIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2018 and running through April 1, 2018 as a stand-alone production following the 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK Makes Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to launch its 2017-18 Season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee James Still's fevered, emotional epic THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK, a theatrical rendering of Abraham Lincoln's struggle as a man of conscience to lead a divided country, directed by SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey*. THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK will play September 7 - October 21, 2017 at SGT's resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: STAGES Closes 31st Season with Stunning SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

MoMI to Highlight Sam Fuller's War Movies in 'FILM IS LIKE A BATTLEGROUND'
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

American director Samuel Fuller famously said 'A film is like a battleground,' in his cameo in Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou. 'There's love, hate, action, violence, death. In one word, emotion.' (more...)

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