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by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces 25-year-old rock group Pat McGee Band and chart-topping singer-songwriter Josh Kelley. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, November 29 at noon. Tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago.
by George Weinhouse - Nov 25, 2019
Of numerous operaphiles I have encountered, there is a fair amount of partisanship when it comes  to COSI FAN TUTTE by Mozart.  People either love it or dislike it.  I believe the plot is partially to blame; an aging bachelor challenges two younger friends to test their fiancees' devotion and supposedly steadfast natures. They young men disguise themselves and woo each other's prospective mates.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Orlando Fringe announced today the hiring of new members of the Fringe team. As Orlando Fringe continues to grow, more and more people are needed to be able to mount the annual event. Some of the new members of the Fringe team are filling vacant positions while other roles are new to the organization. 'It's so exciting to bring these immensely talented people into the Fringe family,' said Orlando Fringe Executive Director Alauna Friskics.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Newly appointed Colbert Artists Management President & CEO Lee Prinz announces the first step in his vision for the company with the hiring of industry veteran Martha Bonta as Vice President & Artist Manager.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Innovative, forward-thinking arts executive Ben Cadwallader Has Been Named Executive Director of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the world's premier chamber orchestras, announces LACO Board Chair Leslie Lassiter.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
As reported exclusively by Screen Daily yesterday, POV announced the acquisition of the U.S. broadcast rights for the critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary feature Advocate from directors Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
An open call will be held for an upcoming staged reading of Farewell My Concubine, the new musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The reading will be held February 3rd a?" 8th and February 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Chamber Music Society of Louisville has big plans for Beethoven's 250th Anniversary.
by TV Scoop - Jan 6, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of PRODIGAL SON, airing on FOX on Monday, January 13, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2020
Following her hugely successful debut UK tour in 2018 of Butterfly Effect and an acclaimed season at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, Award-winning Comedian Juliette Burton will be setting out on tour in 2020 with her ground-breaking new show, Defined.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) founder and Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak today announced the creation of The NAATCO National Partnership Project (NNPP), a national theater initiative that will ingrain the inclusion of Asian American theatre artists, technicians, administrators, and community members in the American theater.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 29, 2020
The world premiere of 'Midwives' is now being performed by George Street Playhouse. This engrossing drama is based on the 1998 novel by Chris Bohjalian who wrote GSP's stage adaptation. The directorial talents of the Playhouse's Artistic Director, David Saint and the show's accomplished cast make this play unforgettable.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
OPERA America is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in their 13th year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership and generosity on behalf of their respective organizations. OPERA America's Professional Company Members are invited each year to nominate one of their trustees for this award. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
In an awards ceremony tonight, January 19, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announced the top three university and college jazz band programs in the nation.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Hangar Theatre Company Managing Director MaryBeth Bunge will be retiring in Spring 2020. The search for the next Managing Director is underway.
by Jan Nargi - Jan 19, 2020
If you like your coming-of-age-on-the-mean-streets stories served with an extra side of red sauce, then Chazz Palminteri's semi-autobiographical A BRONX TALE is for you. Featuring characters with names like Rudy the Voice, Eddie Mush, Jojo the Whale and Frankie Coffeecake, this musical adaptation of Palminteri's acclaimed movie, later made into a one-man Broadway play in which Palminteri also starred, pits the young Calogero (Trey Murphy) in a tug of war between his upstanding blue collar Dad, Lorenzo (American Idol winner Nick Fradiani), and the flashy mob boss Sonny (Jeff Brooks) whom the newly dubbed a?oeCa?? idolizes.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Chicago Shakespeare Theater invites audiences to spend their Saturday with Shakespeare in this cleverly abridged, 75-minute production of Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors on Saturdays at 11:00am, January 25a?"February 29, 2020 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Filled to the brim with acrobatics and mayhem, the hilarity and hijinks of Shakespeare's comedy are larger-than-life in this vibrant and fast-paced production, making it the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for audiences of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Country music singer-songwriter T.G. Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for making hits. Dominating Billboard charts for more than a decade, his smooth fusion of classic country, R&B rhythms, and pop production defined the urban cowboy sound of the 70s and 80s. Sheppard garnered an amazing 21 #1 hit songs, including a string of 8 consecutive #1s in just two years' time. His chart-toppers like 'I Loved 'Em Every One,' still pack concert halls, as does 'Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,' a?oeSlow Burn,a?? 'Party Time,a?? 'Only One You,' 'War Is Hell (On the Homefront Too)' and his very first, a?oeDevil in the Bottle.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will present its critically acclaimed production of Nina Simone: Four Women, first staged last spring with Northlight Theatre in Chicago, to Lowell from February 12 to March 8 only at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, according to Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Richmond's snotty punk trio TALK ME OFF is coming out swinging in 2020. Their debut full-length album Cursed will be co-released on February 14th via Smartpunk Records and SAY-10 Records. In addition, physical pre-orders launched today and the first two singles “Worry Wart” and “Insidious” have been added to streaming platforms including Bandcamp so you can get a taste of their short, fast, and to the point punk rock. Physical formats will be available in stores on March 27th. Limited edition vinyl (transparent bone w/ oxblood splatter, black) and exclusive bundles are now available for preorder via Smartpunk and SAY-10 Records. In addition, olive green vinyl is available through Germany's Gunner Records. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
This April, Montalvo Arts Center presents a lineup of versatile sounds, magic performances, and more in its Carriage House Concert Series.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
With a globetrotting 20-year career renowned for being a voice for the people across four decades of political and societal upheaval from the late '90s to today, Antibalas celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a stark return to their Williamsburg roots on its latest Daptone Records studio album, Fu Chronicles (Release Date: February 7, 2020). Pre-gentrified Williamsburg serves as the backdrop for Fu Chronicles -- voyaging back to the early days of when Antibalas and revered soul label Daptone Records spawned out of lead singer Duke Amayo's kung fu dojo. A senior master of the Jow Ga Kung Fu School of martial arts, Duke Amayo along with Antibalas founder/baritone saxophonist Martín Perna guide listeners through an epic journey of where kung fu ingeniously intersects with Afrobeat on Fu Chronicles.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the return of Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman's instant holiday classic The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. This holiday show, perfect for the whole family, runs through January 26, 2020 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 7, 2020
On Sunday, February 9, the 92nd Annual Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The The Best Original Song category highlights some of Broadway's best and we are here to help you get to know each song nominated, before the big night. All 5 nominees will perform during the broadcast, so make sure to tune in!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
From his initial recognition as a young jazz lion, he has expanded his vision as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and educator, crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity. In the process, he has become an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Prolific television writer/producer Jennie Snyder Urman has extended her production agreement with CBS Television Studios through 2025. Under the new deal, CBS Television Studios has the exclusive rights to produce all television content created and developed by Urman and her creative partner Joanna Klein through their Sutton Street Productions.
by Keith Waits - Feb 4, 2020
What's the point of voting? StageOne Family Theater sets out to answer this question in the premiere production of Lawbreakers: A Fast and Furious History of Women's Suffrage. Commissioned from native Louisville playwright Diana Grisanti, this hyperactive whirlwind of race and gender inequality is fast-paced with its lessons and bold in its message, and with a first public performance of predominantly young female, this play is sure to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
by Madelyn Geyer - Feb 4, 2020
I walk into the Romy Suskin Photography Studio serving as the venue for The Filigree Theatre's THE TURN OF THE SCREW. A darkened room and dimly lit candles greet me while classical music playing from a small speaker in the corner blankets the space with paranoia-tinged peacefulness. With just two actors and chairs for only ten audience members, director Elizabeth V. Newman creates an intimate atmosphere that still manages to transport the audience to the drafty halls of a Victorian mansion where THE TURN OF THE SCREW takes place.
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 3, 2020
On the afternoon of February 2nd, 2020, a nearly sold-out audience for a performance of Pacific Northwest Ballet's “Cinderella” proved that diehard dancegoers and eager young ballet students will show up in full force even though plenty of other people decide to opt for watching Superbowl Sunday's football game.
by Karen Bovard - Feb 2, 2020
Heather Raffo's NOURA, a variation on themes from Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE set within an immigrant Iraqi family, serves as the mainstage anchor for an ambitious, multi-month series of four shows plus a distinguished panel talk at the Guthrie Theater. Collectively, these comprise the theater's Celebration of Arab Artistry. It's been a vital, eye-opening, boundary-crossing initiative. Artistic Director Joseph Haj says, a?oeExpanding the idea of what the classical canon is and should look like is very much in the Guthrie's charge.a??
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 2, 2020
Liliana Padilla's HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF offers a brilliant examination of collegiate life, and, more specifically, the ways in which rape culture and the entirely real possibility of sexual assault affect university students. But what makes Padilla's play so powerful, fascinating, and entertaining is that their playwriting never becomes preachy or pointed. By capturing the parlance and cadence of the language that college students use with acute accuracy, Padilla allows the expertly fleshed out characters to reflect on these issues in a grounded and compelling manner.
by Jade Kops - Feb 19, 2020
THE RISE AND DISGUISE OF ELIZABETH R shares Gerry Connolly's relationship with his most popular impersonation, Queen Elizabeth II.
by George Weinhouse - Feb 17, 2020
Two years ago, when I first saw photos of the projected new COSI FAN TUTTE,which was a production that originated at English National Opera and was slated to come to the Met, I was circumspect. I had grown up on three previous incarnations of COSI, the first dating from the 1950's a very traditional production which starred Richard Tucker and Eleanor Steber, the subsequent one dating from the 1980's, which had featured Kiri TeKanawa, and the last from 1996, which starred Carol Vaness and Suzanne Mentzer as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. All were very much 'period' pieces which made no effort to update or change the locale from the original setting of eighteenth century Naples.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
On Friday, elusive New York City jazz group Onyx Collective returns with the release of their new single. 'My Funny Valentine' features Nick Hakim and is a reimagining of the song originally written for Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's 1937 musical Babes in Arms. On Onyx Collective's stripped-down rendition of the song, out via TMWRK Records, Nick Hakim delivers a delicate vocal performance over a haunting and at times tense piano riff. With the release Onyx Collective becomes one of the many significant artists to cover the song, including Hal McIntyre and Ruth Gaylor, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, The Supremes, Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, Chris Botti and Sting, and Chaka Khan. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, along with Resident Company support from Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and The Philadelphia Orchestra, celebrates Women's History Month in March 2020 with an array of programming honoring a breadth of female artistry and expression. Additionally, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Philadelphia and Drexel University's Vision 2020's 'Women 100' National Women's Equality Initiative will host a series of events, including the Seat at the Table FREE and interactive exhibition, opening in March and running through September in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Today PEN America announced the major career achievement honors to be presented at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Bay Area bluegrass matriarch, Laurie Lewis, is no stranger to sharing a song and microphone with those lucky enough to share a stage with her, but not often does one catch that energy behind the closed door of a recording studio. Never one to back down from anything, Lewis called upon a number of her West Coast cohorts to bottle up these little jolts of collaborative lightning on her newest release, and Laurie Lewis. Out March 27th, Lewis's 13-track collection of duets isn't a release for release's sake, but a thoughtful contribution to the American music canon, honoring the relationships and friendships that have brought her to the present moment, and also supporting the young musicians who will help carry her legacy into the next generation. “There are things that you can communicate musically together, which are hard to put into words,” Lewis explains. “To have those conversations with people I love and who have been so significant throughout my career is a beautiful thing.”
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
In 1876, New Haven resident Edward Alexander Bouchet became the first African American to earn a doctorate degree in the United States. On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey will visit the New Haven Museum to share Bouchet's little-known story and emphasize the steadfast support of his parents and members of the New Haven community along the way. Admission is free.
by Sarah Dussome - Dec 8, 2019
'Tis the season for a beloved theatre tradition! Treat your loved ones to the Citadel's dazzling new production of A Christmas Carol!
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
So starts the manifesto of one of America's most influential, underground, electronic producers. The critically-revered, enigmatic and often elusive Nick Kaelar, aka Varien, emerges from the depths of his studio with the stunning new long-player 'THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION'. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
The Victory Gardens Theater Board of Directors and Artistic Director Chay Yew today announce plans for Yew's departure from Victory Gardens at the end of the 2019-20 Season. An internationally renowned stage director and playwright, Yew has been the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens since July 2011. Yew will finish his ninth and final season through June 2020, and will pursue personal projects upon leaving the theater.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2019
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, written and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces Family Days for The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, written and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman. Family Days will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019, Thursday, December 5, 2019, Thursday, December 12, 2019, and Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. with a pre-show activity at 1:15 p.m. and meet and greet with the cast following the show at 3:10 p.m. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, written and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2019
Central Works 2020 Celebratory 30th Season begins February 15 and runs through November 15, 2020 featuring 4 new world premieres plays. The Central Works 30th Anniversary Season launches with world premiere #66, from the Central Works Writers Workshop. A new play about art and scandal, The Human Ounce by Nicole Parizeau running Feb 15a?"Mar 15 (Previews Feb. 13 &14).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
People's Light presents Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. Two retired nuclear physicists live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nearby nuclear meltdown. When a former colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, three old friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, The Children stars People's Light veterans Janis Dardaris, Marcia Saunders, and Graham Smith; and runs in the 160-seat Steinbright Stage January 15 a?" February 9. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
City Winery Chicago has released its schedule (1200 W. Randolph St) for the month. All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8:00 p.m., unless noted.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 312-733-WINE (9463) or by visiting www.citywinery.com/chicago.
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will present the Television Chairman's Award to actor Terry Crews. The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star will receive the award during the We Are Broadcasters Celebration on Tuesday, April 21 at the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The NAB TV Chairman's Award recognizes individuals for significant achievement in one or more specific art disciplines in television.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 14, 2019
The Tides have changed, not so much from Global Warning, but through Matthew Bourne's latest, revised version of his creation 'Swan Lake.' Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this 'Swan Lake' is perhaps still best known for switching the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tony Awards on Broadway, Matthew Bourne's powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary 'Swan Lake' for our times.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Lookingglass Theatre Company welcomes five new Ensemble Members and four new Artistic Associates into the Lookingglass family. Joining the Ensemble are Walter Briggs (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Moby Dick), Kasey Foster (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas), circus choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), Anthony Irons (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Act(s) of God), and composer and sound designer Andre Pluess (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Eastland). New Artistic Associates include Cordelia Dewdney (Moby Dick, Hard Times), Wendy Mateo (Big Lake Big City, Beyond Caring), costume designer Sully Ratke (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas) and Matthew C. Yee (Treasure Island, Moby Dick).