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POPS Ball to Open Philly's Social Season Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On September 15, Music Director Michael Krajewski and the Philly POPS orchestra return to the Hyatt at the Bellevue for the Fourth Annual POPS Ball. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

City Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FEEDING THE DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Fresh on the heels of the raucous comedy, Hand to God, City Theatre turns in a different direction to present Feeding the Dragon, an intimate and magical world premiere by the award-winning stage and screen actress, Sharon Washington. The production marks Washington's playwriting debut. Feeding the Dragon runs October 22 through November 20, 2016 in the Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre, directed byMaria Mileaf. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, IRONBOUND and More Slated for City Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced the full lineup for 2016-2017, the South Side company's 42nd Season. (more...)

POPS Ball to Open Philly's Social Season Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On September 15, Music Director Michael Krajewski and the Philly POPS orchestra return to the Hyatt at the Bellevue for the Fourth Annual POPS Ball. (more...)

The Studio Presents SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, his brilliant foray into bloodlust and revenge, opens for an intimately terrifying and darkly humorous re-telling in the Studio Theatre.  (more...)

Bloodshed on Broadway: Spine-Tingling Showtunes for Your Halloweekend
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 29, 2016

In 1785, a tale titled, 'The String of Pearls: A Romance' appeared in a series of Victorian fictions known as 'penny dreadfuls.' A story as gory as they come, the tale was a ghoulish account of a psychopathic barber and his pastry-proficient accomplice turning murder victims into meat pies. Gaining instant popularity among readers, the tale of obsession, vengeance, and deeply questionable pie fillings so captivated the public that the tale of Sweeney Todd was adapted for the stage before the ending had been revealed in print. (more...)

John Leguizamo Brings The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

John Leguizamo presents The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews tonight, October 25th, and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

City Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FEEDING THE DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Fresh on the heels of the raucous comedy, Hand to God, City Theatre turns in a different direction to present Feeding the Dragon, an intimate and magical world premiere by the award-winning stage and screen actress, Sharon Washington. The production marks Washington's playwriting debut. Feeding the Dragon runs October 22 through November 20, 2016 in the Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre, directed byMaria Mileaf. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere Star in ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at the Isaac Theatre Royal
by Sam Jury - Oct 14, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's epic musical thriller Sweeney Todd opened last night at Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal, its final stop on a tour across New Zealand. A joint collaboration between New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera, this gritty and wonderfully stylised production emphasises the most operatic and dramatic features of this masterpiece of musical theatre. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere to Star in ROZ AND RAY World Premiere in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated two-person casting for the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Welcome The Glenn Miller Orchestra This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville's South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd.) on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Extends SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Has met with such a resounded response that the Long Beach Playhouse has extended the run for one weekend only.  (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Extends SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Has met with such a resounded response that the Long Beach Playhouse has extended the run for one weekend only.  (more...)

BWW Feature: MFAH Screens Two Unique and Very Different Films - HIERONYMUS BOSCH & CS BLUES
by Gary Laird - Nov 17, 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston screens two very different and unique films: COCKSUCKER BLUES and HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL. (more...)

New Musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire Tapped for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. (more...)

Curtain Up: New Works for the Stage at Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, and for nearly four decades has creatively supported projects including Indecent, Appropriate, Fun Home and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

BWW Review: Savor Skylight's Exceptional SWEENEY TODD
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 31, 2017

Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street arrived at the Skylight Music Theatre last weekend to dazzle audiences with the American songwriter's brilliant, exquisite lyrics and melodies complimented by Hugh Wheeler's book.  A story resurrected from an old three penny publication titled 'String of Pearls' adapted from a 1976 Christopher Bond play retells dark, almost demonic yet ultimately redemptive tale revealing the horrors of revenge and the power of love through this award winning musical with songs such as "Johanna," "Pretty Women," and "By the Sea."  (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

City Theatre Company Sets 2016 Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

City Theatre has announced a power-packed lineup for the theatre's annual Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages Festival. (more...)

Hear That Bugle Call and Get IN THE MOOD at Spencer Theater 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 IN THE MOOD, a song and dance celebration of the music of the fabulous 1930s & 40s Big Band era. The great melodies, lyrics and jazzy orchestrations of this era virtually moved the nations spirit and became the sentimental soundtrack of the world. It was a time that all Americans were listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With a sensational 13 piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and a fabulous IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers cast, the great melodies are given full respect at the Spencer Theater Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in a two-act production sponsored in-part by Ron & Sandra Carroll. Excellent seats start at just $39. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or www.spencertheater.com for tickets and information. (more...)

'DISCORD', PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, FEEDING THE DRAGON Among Primary Stages' 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Primary Stages has announced its complete 2017/18 Season, which will kick off in Fall 2017 with THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD, written by Scott Carter ('Real Time with Bill Maher') and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced). (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

Turnaround Artists to Bring the 1940s to The Playhouse with IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

IN THE MOOD, A 1940s Big Band Music Revue presented by Turnaround Artists will appear at The Playhouse on Rodney Square for two shows on Thursday, April 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens 7/14 at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director. (more...)

AMTP at Northwestern's 2016-17 Season to Feature Trio of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project At Northwestern University presents its 2016-2017 season, featuring new musicals from award-winning writers Adam Gwon, Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, and Michael Mahler. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre's HEDDA GABLER Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Lynn University Announces 2017–18 Libby Dodson's 'Live at Lynn Theatre' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

Motown, Comedy, Magic and More Coming Up at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theatre has announced its upcoming special shows. Scroll down for details! (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Welcome The Glenn Miller Orchestra This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville's South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd.) today, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only. (more...)

Turnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Melbourne in celebration of 23 years on tour. Hop aboard the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' to 'Tuxedo Junction' and get 'In The Mood' for a 'Moonlight Serenade.' In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the '40s. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

IN THE MOOD, 1940's Revue to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Fresno in celebration of 23 years on tour. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

John Leguizamo is proud to present The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews on Tuesday, October 25th and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier at Queensland Performing Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

To celebrate the 25-year anniversary of her platinum release String of Pearls, iconic Australian singer-songwriter Deborah Conway will perform the entire album as well as launch her new album, Everybody's Begging, with long-time collaborator Willy Zygier, in two special concerts at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), on 9 September 2016, with a second concert now added on 10 September due to popular demand. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's I AM MY OWN WIFE Showcases Matthew Alvin Brown's Multifaceted Skill
by Ronn Burton - Apr 3, 2017

Lyric Theatre continues its 2017 Season with the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning I AM MY OWN WIFE, a one-man show starring familiar Lyric performer Matthew Alvin Brown. Brown portrays over 30 characters, utilizing a myriad of accents and dialects, to tell the engrossing true story of of a 20th Century antique collector, who also happened to be a communist informant, secret gay nightclub owner, and self-proclaimed transvestite. This story is an important one - especially significant with transgender rights being so politicized at the moment; yet in Brown and Baron's capable hands, a veritably entertaining evening at the theatre … not to be missed. (more...)

Shuler Hensley to Give a Close Shave in SWEENEY TODD at Atlanta Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will slay audiences at Atlanta Opera next June, starring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in his company debut in the title role. Meredith Arwady will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, IRONBOUND and More Slated for City Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced the full lineup for 2016-2017, the South Side company's 42nd Season. (more...)

Keen Company's 2016 Keen Playwrights Lab to Launches today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Join the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company for Keen on New Work: Presentations from the 3rd Annual Keen Playwrights Lab, today, Friday April 15th. (more...)

Keen Company's 2016 Keen Playwrights Lab to Launch This Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Join the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company for Keen on New Work: Presentations from the 3rd Annual Keen Playwrights Lab, beginning performances today April 15th. (more...)

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