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Theater Resources Unlimited Announces September Panel WHO IS TRU?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its annual free introductory panel Thursday, September 20, 2018: WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to Our Community and Programs at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. This panel is free but please reserve using the bright red reservation box athttps://truonline.org/events/who-is-tru/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com. (more...)

The Acting Company's 2018 Fall Gala Honors Bill Rauch, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel And Ambassador Carl Spielvogel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will honor director and artistic leader Bill Rauch and the married civic leaders Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel- individuals whose exemplary work aligns with the artistic and educational ideals of the storied repertory company that produces nationally recognized theater productions and arts education programs-at the Company's 2018 Fall Gala, on November 12. Held at the historic Metropolitan Club (One East 60th Street), the event will bring together awards, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, dinner, and cocktails in celebration of theater and its contribution to American society. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with THE SEAFARER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the third show in its 98th season with the perfect show for Halloween, the Tony Nominated Best Play, THE SEAFARER (more...)

Creative Team Announced For THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Papatango today announce the creative team for The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi - winner of the 10th annual New Writing Prize. The creative team includes Artistic Director and co-founder of Damsel Productions, Hannah Hauer King (Director), 2017 winner of Best Design at the Wales Theatre Awards, Amy Jane Cook (Designer), WhatsOnStage Award and two time Off West End Award nominee for Best Lighting Design, Jack Weir (Lighting Designer) and Max Pappenheim (Sound Designer) who has extensive credits across London and Broadway and is currently working on Hogarth's Progress at Rose Theatre Kingston. (more...)

Naturally '18 - A Tribute to the Grandassa Models Comes to The Dwyer Cultural Center In Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

In 1962, what started as a one-off "fashion show" became a significant celebration of African-American beauty; the Grandassa Models had arrived. (more...)

Monica "Meaux" Hope To Perform Award Winning Play At Historic Faison Firehouse Theater In Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Monica Meaux Hope, the songwriter, vocalist, and playwright daughter of legendary jazz pianists Bertha Hope and the late Elmo Hope, will be performing a special presentation on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Meaux wrote the book, lyrics and music for her play, Healing Fractures: A One Woman Show With Music, which won Best Singer in the New York Theater Festival 2017 Winterfest Competition. (more...)

Monica Meaux Hope HEALING FRACTURES to Premiere 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Monica Meaux Hope, the songwriter, vocalist, and playwright daughter of legendary jazz pianists Bertha Hope and the late Elmo Hope, will be performing a special presentation on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Meaux wrote the book, lyrics and music for her play, Healing Fractures: A One Woman Show With Music, which won Best Singer in the New York Theater Festival 2017 Winterfest Competition. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Two New Productions As Part Of Josie Rourke's Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Donmar Warehouse's outgoing Artistic Director Josie Rourke announces today two new productions as part of her final season, both with rising directorial talents at the helm: The UK premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat, directed by former Donmar Resident Assistant Director Lynette Linton; and an original stage adaptation of Peter Strickland's chilling film Berberian Sound Studio, written for the stage by Joel Horwood, marking the directorial debut for Donmar Associate Artist Tom Scutt and starring actor Tom Brooke. Josie Rourke's final production at the Donmar will open in April 2019 and will be announced later this year. (more...)

Habakkuk Theatre Closes 2018 Season With NOVEMBER, By David Mamet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Habakkuk Theatre closes its 2018 Season with David Mamet's November, directed by Greg Kolack. The production runs October 4 - 21, 2018, at Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison, Oak Park, 60302. Press will be invited to attend over the course of opening weekend, October 6 and 7, 2018. (more...)

Sacred Circle Theatre Company To Present Third Annual WORD MADE FLESH In Bushwick
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Sacred Circle Theatre Company, the queer/feminist theatre company based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is presenting their third annual festival of short-form new work, Word Made Flesh. (more...)

The Ballard Institute Presents THE FAIRY TAILOR By Sarah Nolen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Sarah Nolen will perform The Fairy Tailor at the Ballard Institute Theater. Photo courtesy of Puppet Showplace Theater.] (more...)

Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood to Perform at the CMA AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

CMA Awards nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been announced as the first group of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music's Biggest Night will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 14 (7:00 – 10:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.  (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Bids Farewell to Alida Szabo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced today that after 20 years of service to the Theater, Director of Audience Development Alida Szabo will be stepping down from her role at the end of the year. (more...)

Brendan Coyle To Star In A Revival Of Conor McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Goodman Theatre adds to its 2018/2019 Season a limited engagement of St. Nicholas-an internationally-acclaimed major revival by London's Donmar Warehouse of Conor McPherson's 1997 intimate thriller, directed by Simon Evans. The monologue play stars Olivier Award-winning actor Brendan Coyle ("Mr. Bates" of the smash sensation Downton Abbey, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination) in "a superlative, mesmerizing performance that's simply not to be missed" (The Arts Review). The U.S. premiere, which appears in the Goodman's 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre, follows two acclaimed recent appearances at the Donmar Warehouse and the Dublin Theatre Festival. The creative team includes Peter McKintosh (Set), Matt Daw (Lighting) and Christopher Shutt (Sound). Goodman Theatre's limited engagement of St. Nicholas appears January 9 - 27, 2019 in the Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are available now ONLY with the purchase of a new Classic Membership (4-play packages start at $80). Individual tickets ($25 - $60; subject to change) go on sale Friday, November 9. For tickets and more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/StNicholas or call the box office (312.443.3800, 12 noon - 5pm daily). (more...)

THE PRICE Will Transfer to the West End, Starring David Suchet And Brendan Coyle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller's riveting drama The Price is today announced for a West End transfer in February 2019 following a critical and publicly acclaimed reception in Bath earlier this summer. Eminent British actor David Suchet and Olivier Award winner and BAFTA and Emmy nominated Brendan Coyle will both reprise their star roles, as furniture dealer Gregory Solomon and New York cop Victor Franz, respectively, in Jonathan Church's exemplary revival with Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart. The Price will run at Wyndham's Theatre from 5 February to 27 April with opening night for press on 11 February 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Habakkuk Theatre Closes 2018 Season With NOVEMBER By David Mamet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Habakkuk Theatre closes its 2018 Season with David Mamet's November, directed by Greg Kolack. The production runs October 4 - 21, 2018, at Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison, Oak Park, 60302. Press will be invited to attend over the course of opening weekend, October 6 and 7, 2018. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents ST. NICHOLAS, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents a spine-chilling, two-week-only performance of St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson. Starring renowned regional actor Bruce Cromer, this amusingly gothic ghost story winds its way through the fog of memory towards a supernatural and suspenseful conclusion. Playing October 12-27. Directed by Brian Robertson. Production Sponsor is LPK. (more...)

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends for Final Time Through December 23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Public Theater announced today a final two-week extension for the North American premiere of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents ST. NICHOLAS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents a spine-chilling, two-week-only performance of St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson. Starring renowned regional actor Bruce Cromer, this amusingly gothic ghost story winds its way through the fog of memory towards a supernatural and suspenseful conclusion. Playing October 12-27. Directed by Brian Robertson. Production Sponsor is LPK. (more...)

Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Holiday Magic in the One and Only...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

As festive and cheerful as Santa's North Pole workshop, Lehigh Valley's Christmas City exudes holiday spirit from the moment you arrive. While families start preparing for the season, Discover Lehigh Valley, the destination marketing organization dedicated to promoting tourism in Pennsylvania's Lehigh and Northampton counties, shares a sneak peek of the magic that visitors can enjoy while discovering Bethlehem, also known as the Christmas City, during the holiday season. (more...)

Arts Council Malta Launches Kor Malta
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2018

According to NewsBook, the Arts Council Malta, within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, recently launched Kor Malta, the country's new national choir. (more...)

The Czech Center Museum Houston Is To Host Czech Christmas Market
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Join us at the Czech Center Museum for a Czech Style Christmas Market on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 2 pm to 6 pm. We will have food trucks, Christmas activity booths, Christmas music and a special visit from St. Nicholas himself. (more...)

Kacey Musgraves Wins Big at the CMA AWARDS - See Full List of Winners Here!
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Chris Stapleton reveled in a celebratory night in Nashville as he took home three wins at "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards," while Keith Urban warmed hearts with his gracious acceptance of the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy. Country Music's Biggest Night was hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and aired live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

TRU Now Accepting Writer Submissions For How To Write A Musical That Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works, part 1: The World and The Want, the first workshop in a 3-part series. One of the programs in TRU Beginnings: Opportunities for Early Development of New Work, it will take placeon Sunday, December 9, 2018. (more...)

Richmond County Orchestra Ushers in Holiday Season with Concerto di Natale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO) adds holiday cheer to the season with its 15th Annual Holiday concert at St. John's University with Concerto di Natale a celebration in song and dance on Sunday, December 2, 3 p.m. at St. John's University Gymnasium, 300 Howard Avenue, Staten Island. (more...)

BWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre Austin
by Jesse Griffith - Nov 13, 2018

It has been said many times that the difference between an adequate play and a truly great play is that great plays force one to think. They stay with you, you are compelled to discuss them with your play-going companions, you reflect upon them. While DOUBT: A Parable certainly made this reviewer think - a day later and struggling to adequately review it, it continues to haunt me. (more...)

Primary Stages' 2018 Spring Fling Honors Kimberly Senior Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Primary Stages' (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director) 2018 Spring Fling benefitting their Free Student Matinee Program will take place tonight, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 6:00 pm. The event will be held at Ramscale Studio (463 West Street) and will honor Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, Discord) with the Einhorn Mentorship Award. (more...)

Superstars Carrie Underwood and Ludacris to Perform THE CHAMPION at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Two multiplatinum superstars - Carrie Underwood and Ludacris - are scheduled to perform the hit song 'The Champion,' for the first time live together, at the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), it was announced today at the Radio Disney Country Stage at CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee. (more...)

BARK! THE MUSICAL Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES - HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS Comes to Alexandra Palace Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

London is in for a treat this Christmas with a special production of HORRIBLE HISTORIES - HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS playing at the Alexandra Palace Theatre from 13 to 30 December 2018. The producers behind the Olivier award nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows, including Barmy Britain in the West End, are bringing this festive favourite to London for three weeks over the holiday period. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Casting For FINAL FOLLIES And DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2018/19 season: Final Follies, by A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, Sylvia, Black Tie at Primary Stages) and directed by David Saint (Clever Little Lies), and Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Dead Accounts, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). All performances will take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014). (more...)

TRU Announces Feedback Workshop #3 'How To Write A Musical That Works'; Featuring Skip Kennon, Margot Astrachan, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces How To Write a Musical That Works feedback workshop #3: Reckoning and Resolution onSunday, August 5, 2018 from 10am-6pm at Studios 150, 150 W. 46th Street, 7th floor Studio 7.5. Submission deadline is extended to July 27, 2018. (more...)

Brendan Coyle To Star In New Production Of Conor McPherson's ST NICHOLAS In The Donmar Warehouse's Dryden Street Studio Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse presents St Nicholas, a chilling one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Simon Evans and starring Brendan Coyle. This is the first time McPherson and Coyle have collaborated since The Weir, for which both received Olivier Awards. The performances will take place at the Donmar's intimate studio space at 3 Dryden Street from Monday 10 September - Friday 5 October 2018, and from Tuesday 9 October - Sunday 14 October 2018 at the Smock Alley Theatre, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, which will be the play's Irish premiere. Tickets for London performances will be allocated via a ballot, which is open for entries by signing up to the Donmar's Newsletter or KLAXON email lists at donmarwarehouse.com. (more...)

Dublin Theatre Festival Announces 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

This year's Dublin Theatre Festival features a seductive selection of new work, including World and European Premieres, fresh versions of classic plays and adventurous international productions created by both renowned artists and emerging voices. (more...)

Chatham Baroque, Inc. Announces 2018/19 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

For 27 years, Chatham Baroque has been performing on stages throughout the world and establishing itself as one of the nation's most distinguished period ensembles. For nearly 50 years, fellow Pittsburgh company Renaissance & Baroque has presented exceptional performances of music from the Middle Ages through the Early Classical period by world-renowned artists. Uniting the missions of these two celebrated organizations, Chatham Baroque, Inc. presents an exciting 2018/2019 concert season featuring parallel and complementary concert series that brings the very best in early music to Pittsburgh audiences. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre In Canterbury Welcomes Two Productions Celebrating Young Dance Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

THE MARLOWE Theatre in Canterbury welcomes two productions celebrating young dance talent in our region this week. (more...)

Breaking: Caitlin Houlahan, Marc Kudisch, and More Lead the Public's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the North American premiere of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Farmers Alley Theatre's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Farmers Alley Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama Doubt, a parable this February. Director D. Terry Williams (A Doll's House, Part 2) has assembled an amazing cast headlined by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin (The Christians, The Conviction of Lady Lorraine) as Sister Aloysius and Andy Hoff (TV's Mad Men, Criminal Minds) as Father Flynn. John Patrick Shanley's 90 minute one-act will run February 8-24 at Farmers Alley Theatre, right in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. (more...)

BWW Review: ST. NICHOLAS at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 14, 2019

Acclaimed actor Brendan Coyle takes the Goodman stage in Conor McPherson's thoroughly bizarre monologue play St. Nicholas, which combines the innately unsettling and the supernatural. Coyle, known for his work as Mr. Bates in DOWNTON ABBEY (which this critic has admittedly never seen) proves a master at his craft in this production transferred from London's Donmar Warehouse. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Presents ST. NICHOLAS Starring Brendan Coyle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Goodman Theatre presents a limited engagement of St. Nicholas-an internationally-acclaimed major revival by London's Donmar Warehouse of Conor McPherson's 1997 intimate thriller, directed by Simon Evans. The monologue play stars Olivier Award-winning actor Brendan Coyle ("Mr. Bates" of the smash sensation Downton Abbey, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination) in "a superlative, mesmerizing performance that's simply not to be missed" (The Arts Review).  (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Old Vic
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 6, 2018

If you are struggling to get into the festive spirit this year, a visit to London's Old Vic theatre is highly recommended. After the roaring success of Jack Thorne's charming adaptation of Charles Dickens' yuletide classic last year, the decision to stage A Christmas Carol again is as warm and welcoming as a hug from St Nicholas himself. (more...)

BPA's Irish Play Series Returns January 12 With THE SEAFARER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Irish author Conor McPherson's play The Seafarer is a black comedy set over the course of a long evening of family, friends, and drink one Christmas Eve in Dublin. The play centers on James "Sharky" Harkin, who has recently returned to Dublin and moved in with his older, quarrelsome sibling Richard. As guests drop by, drinks start to flow, stories are retold, and secrets begin to emerge as Sharky has to deal with one friend who seems to be staying on permanently, rather than return home to his own family, and another who is now the partner of his ex-wife, and with whom, annoyingly, he seems very happy. (more...)

Chicago Theatres Ring In 2019 With An Exciting Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2018

The Chicago theatre community will ring in 2019 with major events, getting the Year of Chicago Theatre off to an exciting start. (more...)

Funeral Services For James Jordan Will Be Held December 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Funeral services for James Jordan, the retired, former Director of Music Programs for the New York State Council on the Arts, will be held on Tuesday, December 18th at 11 a.m. EST at Benta's Funeral Home in Harlem. Benta's is located at 630 St. Nicholas Avenue. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a Preview of Carrie Underwood's New SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Opening
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2018

 In 10 days on Sunday, Sept. 9, seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood and NFL players star in the debut of the 2018 show open for primetime television's No. 1 program, NBC's Sunday Night Football. A sneak preview is now available here on NBCSports.com. (more...)

The Public Free Performances of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS Begin Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The Public Theater and the Onassis Foundation USA will begin free performances for a limited six-performance run of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS on Tuesday, September 4. (more...)

The Country Music Association Announces the THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Nominees
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Country Music Association has announced the final nominees for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” as Chris Stapleton tops the list of finalists with five nominations. Producer and musician Dann Huff receives four nominations, the second most nominations this year, while nine artists garner three each—Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.  (more...)

Artist Lennox Commissiong Teaches Harlem Youth To Create Barack Obama Portraits With Pointillism Technique
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Students from the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) created unique pointillism mosaic portraits of President Barack Obama at an arts workshop taught by artist Lennox Commissiong. (more...)

Art Bureau Mosaic Portrait Of Michelle Obama Is On View In Harlem By Artist Lennox Commissiong At Dwyer For Harlem Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

A dramatic portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama by artist Lennon Commissiong, a mosaic comprised of thousands of colorful paper dots, is on view in the WIZARDHANDS exhibition at Harlem's Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas through August 26. “Michelle Obama comported herself with grace and dignity through one of the most racially troubled periods in recent times,” said Commissiong. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

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