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Musical Theatre Works (New York, NY)
436 Lafayette Street, 4th floor

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Based on the novel by Edith Wharton

Set in a small Massachusetts village in the Berkshire Mountains in 1910. It tells the story of the sexual and emotional awakening of a young girl, 17-year-old Charity Royall.



Video: From Disco Diva to Stage Goddess- Donna Summer Does Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 20, 2017

This afternoon, La Jolla Playhouse announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

Hyundai Capital America Announces Partnership With AutoGravity
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Opens 25th Anniversary Season with Two Performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season, marking a pivotal moment in the organization's history with the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Weekend: Beethoven's Ninth on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St. (more...)

NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

Valentino Khan Releases Official Video for 'Pump'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Valentino Khan's video for Pump is out now. Watch the clean version here, and the NSFW version here. The video is directed by Grammy-nominated director Dori Oskowitz, who most recently directed the video for DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge's You Know You Like It. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE North American Tour to Stop in Detroit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

MUSE Academy Brings New Independent School to Heart of Brooklyn's Cultural District
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Opening in September 2018 For Pre-K3 to 2nd Grade MUSE Academy, a new Pre-K through 12 independent school housed within the Brooklyn Music School, is currently accepting applications for grades pre-K 3 through 2nd grade for the fall of 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: A New Original Musical about Hockey THE ABOMINABLES Debuts at Children's Theatre Company with Plenty of Minnesota Charm
by Jill Schafer - Sep 20, 2017

A musical about youth hockey with an abominable snowman, er... yeti? It's gotta be Minnesota, and it's gotta be the Children's Theatre Company. It's no surprise that this new original musical is a surefire hit, the only surprise is that it took them so long to come up with the idea. THE ABOMINABLES was developed by The Civilians, a NYC-based theater company, and researched and workshopped right here in Minnesota. This feels like authentic portrayal, if a bit extreme and fantastical. I attended a backstage tour at the Children's Theatre a few weeks ago, which was hugely exciting as things were starting to come together. It's such a thrill to see the final product this opening weekend and to report to you that this is not only a super fun and entertaining new original musical for kids and adults alike, but also one that celebrates the good (and gently mocks the less than good) of our beloved state of Minnesota while telling a heart-warming story about teamwork, friendship, community, and family that, yes, brought tears to my eyes. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Star Kevin Smith Kirkwood to Return to Joe's Pub with CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Kevin Smith Kirkwood, currently appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, will bring CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! back to Joe's Pub at The Public later this season after another smash, sold-out show earlier this Summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this March
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for 10 performances this spring: March 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 and 22 at 7PM. There is a $85 cover charge, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. (more...)

Karan Gill and More to Star in CHILD OF THE DIVIDE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Summer 1947. Sixteen million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the violent political upheaval, young Pali's fingers slip from his father's hand, and his destiny changes forever. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Family Festivities Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2017-18 Family Festivities Series on selected Sundays from December through May, featuring musical productions based on classic and contemporary children's stories. (more...)

Telemundo Set to Win 2016-17 Broadcast Season as New No. 1 Spanish-Language TV
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After a record-breaking Summer, Telemundo is set to make ratings history ending the 2016-2017 broadcast season as the #1 Spanish-language television network in weekday 8pm-11pm primetime among the highly-coveted adults 18-49 (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through September 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling) announced today a new block of tickets on sale for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Roger Allam, Stephanie Cole, and More To Join Peter Nichols On Stage At The British Library
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

To mark the 90th birthday, of one of the UK's greatest living playwrights, Peter Nichols, The British Library will be hosting an evening, celebrating the man and his work, on Friday 22 September. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival presents Rolston String Quartet, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents the Rolston String Quartet winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition and current Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3, Debussy's String Quartet No. 10, and Schumann's String Quartet Op. 41, No. 3. (more...)

MTH Theater at Crown Center Releases Details on Upcoming Gala, A GRAND NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The event begins with a 90 minute promenade-style cocktail hour in which all three venues at MTH will be used to highlight 3 different entertainment acts. Kansas City's very popular Motown and funk band 2 PROUD 2 BEG will be perfroming in MTH's newly renovated Studio Theater, while the 12 piece PEOPLE'S LIBERATION BIG BAND (fresh off their inspiring turn in MTH's recent production of 'An Evening with George Gershwin') will be perfroming in MTH's 133 seat Stage 2, and finally Ensemble Iberica's internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso, Beau Bledsoe will be performing in MTH's Main stage venue. (more...)

Suspense Novel 'Silent Messages' Wins New Apple E-Book Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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Peter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Artistic Director Ellen McDougall today announced performers for the Gate Theatre's groundbreaking collaboration with English National Opera opening in May next year. (more...)

Riverbank Performing Arts Academy Now Enrolling for Fall Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After four, highly successful Summer theatre camps, Riverbank Performing Arts Academy is offering two fall workshop opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith and Digital Theatre+ Announce New Pioneering Digital Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith and Digital Theatre+ today announced an innovative new partnership which will see the creative process of theatre-making brought vividly to life on film and widen access to the secrets of creativity. (more...)

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento, 10/18-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After last Summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento October 18-November 19, 2017. (more...)

Casting Complete for Lookingglass Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces complete casting for its 2017 2018 Season lineup. (more...)

National Ballet of Kosovo Announces 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Under the directorship of Ahmet Brahamaj, The National Ballet of Kosovo celebrates its 45th Anniversary with the premiere of award-wining choreographer P llumb Agalliu's new ballet, The Legend of Love. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Roundabout Underground's TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jir h Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On the heels of its groundbreaking Public Works Seattle production of The Odyssey, Seattle Repertory Theatre prepares for the opening of its west coast premiere production of Pride and Prejudice, a playful adaptation of the Jane Austen classic by inventive playwright, Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility). Pride and Prejudice will run on the Bagley Wright Theatre stage September 29 through October 29, 2017 (opening night October 4) and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Celine Dion Returns to Vegas to Resume Caesars Palace Residency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Last night, Sept. 19, global music sensation C line Dion returned to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to resume her Las Vegas residency following a sold-out Summer tour that played 25 shows in 15 cities across Europe. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Rise and Fall of Cirque du Soleil on Broadway
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Sep 20, 2017

The early success of Disney on Broadway led other successful entertainment companies to believe that conquering the Great White Way possibly was not that hard. But, as Warner Bros' first foray into the lead producing game, LESTAT, proved, it's not as easy as opening and tossing some money at marketing. And now, after a sole Broadway show, PARAMOUR, Cirque du Soleil has essentially shuttered its theatrical division, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. A spokesperson for Cirque confirmed that former head Scott Zeiger is no longer with the company. (more...)

RAWdance Performs DOUBLE EXPOSURE at ODC, 10/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After their sold-out world premiere at ODC Theater last Summer, RAWdance returns next month in an encore presentation of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, the company's critically acclaimed program of duets representing more than a dozen West Coast choreographers. Double Exposure runs October 26 - 28, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $35, and may be purchased online at odc.dance/tickets or by phone at 415-863-9834. (more...)

Phish Announces New Year's Eve MSG 2017 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Phish will once again celebrate New Year's Eve with a four-night run at New York City's Madison Square Garden, set for Thursday, December 28th through Sunday, December 31st. The four shows will bring the band's total performances at the world famous arena to a remarkable 56 in the years since their MSG debut in December 1994. (more...)

USM Department of Theatre Slates Identity-Themed 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

USM's Department of Theatre announced its season of performances for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will focus on an overarching theme of 'Identity.' (more...)

Please Sir, Can We Have Some More?' The Palm Canyon Theatre Presents OLIVER
by David Green - Sep 20, 2017

The Palm Canyon Theatre brings to the stage the family friendly musical OLIVER from September 22 through October 1 at their iconic theatre in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Straight out of training at the Palm Canyon Theatre's Summer Kids Camp, about 30 talented young actors, as well as company members and professionals will come together to bring the English musical Oliver! to the stage in Palm Springs. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Original Score, Lionel Bart wrote the Oliver! music and lyrics based on the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Slates 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series, Launch Writers & Tow Resident
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-2018 Amplified Reading Series selections, presenting six bold new plays throughout Atlantic's season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

Max Crumm & Lucy DeVito to Lead Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning November 7th and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman. (more...)

Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

L.A. Opera presents Company Premiere of THE PEARL FISHERS starring Nino Machaidze and Javier Camarena
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

General Director Pl cido Domingo has announced final details about LA Opera's company premiere of The Pearl Fishers, a rarely performed early work by Georges Bizet, the composer of Carmen. Mr. Domingo will conduct the first four performances of the opera (October 7, 15, 19 and 22), with the final two performances (October 25 and 28) conducted by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon. Performances will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). (more...)

Seventh Annual MILDRED MILLER INTERNATIONAL VOICE COMPETITION Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The seventh annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition leads Pittsburgh Festival Opera's search for America's best singers. Young professionals ages 18 35 compete for cash prizes and solo roles in the 2018 Summer Season, June 22-July 29, 2018. (more...)

Will McInerney, Tom Hayes, and More to Star in BROTHERHOOD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Executive Producer Joel Edwards, Director Andrew Koenig and Playwright Jon Tlapek make their off-Broadway debut with the play BROTHERHOOD. Performances will take place in The American Theatre of Actors' John Cullum Theatre as a double feature with the play RUINS. (more...)

Senator Chuck Schumer Tours LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts' Campus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Senator Chuck Schumer toured LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts' campus in Catskill, N.Y. the afternoon of Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Set to open in the spring of 2019, Phase One of the site will include a multi-building facility encompassing a column-free 5500 square foot theatre that can be reconfigured to replicate a variety of New York City stages as well as a lobby, artist housing, and a 5000 square foot studio and event space. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara & Faith Prince Headed for The Herbst in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky will return to San Francisco for the 2017/18 season with a move to the Herbst Theatre at the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. (more...)

New Children's Musical MY PERFECT PET to Hit the Playroom Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 19, 2017

My Perfect Pet is the story of Cailin, a young girl who is determined to receive a puppy for her 10th birthday. Will she get her prized bundle of joy? She must first prove to her skeptical parents that she is worthy enough to receive such a very special gift. This bright and bouncy, light and giggly, tuneful show for the young and young at heart debuts at the Playroom Theater, 151 West 46 Street, New York, NY on October 14. (more...)

Univision Network, Undisputed Leader with Hispanics, is Set to Finish the 2016/2017 Season as the No. 1 Spanish-Language Network for the 25th Consecutive Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley to Celebrate TROIKA Release at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley will celebrate the release of their new album TROIKA with a New York concert at National Sawdust on Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Local Celebrities Slated for THEATRE WITH THE STARS 2017 at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Flat Rock Playhouse's much anticipated, fun-filled evening featuring Hendersonville's finest is back and better than ever! (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weiss and Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works by Los Angeles playwrights-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART... by Sean Abley and COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a national finalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 John Cauble Short Play Award. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

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