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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2019
Broadway pianist Justin Brown, age 26, has been arrested for trying to have sex with a minor, according to the New York Post. Brown has worked as a rehearsal pianist for Dear Evan Hansen and King Kong.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Deadline reports that previously-announced 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Shane Gillis will no longer be joining the show. It was revealed in the past week that Gillis' comedy relies heavily on racial slurs. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 13, 2019
When best friends make art together, it's the best thing ever... unless the art they are making involves Liza Minnelli, and then it becomes even better.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Two love stories. Two suicides. Padua Playwrights presents theNYC premiere of Mayakovsky and Stalin, written and directed by legendary poet/playwrightMurray Mednick (Theatre Genesis) opening at theCherry Lane Theatre for a four-week run beginningOct. 17.
by Natalia Jarczynska - Oct 7, 2019
Comedy about love and other difficult things. Making a good comedy is not an easy thing to do. Making a comedy which is funny and valued is what Teatr Komedia did.
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019
Is it heights, needles, sharks, or something else entirely? What elicits fear and panic in everyone, regardless of age, gender or background? What is the scariest thing?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019
Today's top stories: casting announced for My Fair Lady on tour, and more!
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Since its inception in 2015, Jeremy Olander's label and event series, Vivrant, has become one of the most intriguing platforms for the melodic house and techno sound. As a home to new and established artists such as Marino Canal, Khen, Tim Engelhardt, Finnebassen, Henry Saiz, Ejeca and more, Vivrant and Olander have carved out a unique position in the ever so commoditized global electronic dance music scene.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
From their first auditions to memorable experiences in the rehearsal room and in performance, Mimi Quillin, Jane Lanier, Chet Walker, and John Rubenstein-along with Betty Buckley and Donna McKechnie-pull back the curtain to reveal the Bob and Gwen they knew. This podcast offers a unique look at one of the most famous, successful, and fascinating show-business duos in history.
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2019
Is it heights, needles, sharks, or something else entirely? What elicits fear and panic in everyone, regardless of age, gender or background? What is the scariest thing?
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
There's nobody quite like Roger Kellaway. In a career that has stretched over the last 60 years, while performing with many of the legendary jazz musicians of his time he has also written memorable film and television scores, composed classical works for major symphony orchestras, inspired what came to be known as “new age” music, and provided essential accompaniment and musical direction for iconic figures of American popular music like Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell. Although Kellaway's soundtrack for the Streisand film “A Star is Born” received an Oscar nomination, and his compositions have been performed at Carnegie Hall and elsewhere by the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and National Symphony orchestras, he still may be most widely recognized for the closing theme (“Remembering You”) of the 1970s mega-hit TV series, All in The Family.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The South African State Theatre is excited to present two exclusive nights of 24 and 25 October with the internationally recognized cellist and composer Dr Thokozani Mhlambi, performing compositions from his acclaimed album titled Zulu Song Cycle, live in an intimate Sibusiso Khwinana Theatre at Africa's largest the theatre complex, the State Theatre.
by Jim Munson - Nov 8, 2019
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour has forged quite a singular career. His elliptical works have been performed all over the world, including two lengthy runs in New York featuring a virtual Who's Who of stage actors. His play Nassim adheres to an unorthodox format wherein its sole actor, a different one for each performance, does not even see the script until it is unsealed at the beginning of the actual performance. Soleimanpour himself is present onstage with the actor as a sort of silent companion. BroadwayWorld spoke with Soleimanpour from Berlin the evening before he was set to fly to San Francisco for performances at the Magic Theatre. As you can imagine, travelling to the U.S. these days is very complicated for an Iranian citizen. In conversation, Soleimanpour is thoughtful, funny, quick to express gratitude, and surprisingly calm for someone whose life is so peripatetic.
by Christine Swerczek - Nov 21, 2019
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been around for half a century and is still going strong. The national tour heading to Omaha in December has a new style and I'm particularly eager to see it. I spoke with Tommy McDowell who plays Peter to see what he has to say.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the straight-to-series order of the new unscripted relationship series “#LoveGoals,” set to premiere on OWN in March 2020. The series joins OWN's popular Saturday night lineup of unscripted shows that focus on love and relationships. Year-to-date, OWN is the #1 cable network on Saturday nights for African American viewers.
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
50 years ago, in the summer of 1969, the only group in pop-culture that could claim to be bigger than John, Paul, George and Ringo were Neil, Buzz and Michael. But 50 years down the line, in 2019, only ONE of those SEVEN names is actually in danger of going extinct in the collective imagination of the public at large.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 19, 2019
Gifted and prolific Mexican musical prodigy Jaime Lozano has an encore performance of his concert SONGS BY AN IMMIGRANT at The Green Room 42, featuring an all Latin cast of some of the best of Broadway. Here's an interview with the man LMM calls the future of musical theater.
by Brady Schwind - Nov 17, 2019
Opera Star AARON BLAKE brings Crossover Stylings to Feinstein's / 54 Below
by Jim Munson - Nov 15, 2019
David Hirata is the creator and sole performer of a?oeA Box Without a Bottom (Soko-nashi Bako)a?? currently running at The Marsh Berkeley. Within the context of a magic show, Mr. Hirata connects his own personal story to that of earlier Japanese magicians in a way that explores the illusions of race and identity in America. Talking with him, it's evident that he's a true magic geek as he delights in sharing his extensive knowledge about the history of magic and finding hidden links to his heritage as a Japanese American.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Nov 13, 2019
While I look forward to observing their world premieres, I am excited beyond words to experience 'Con Brazos Abiertos'' again. It literally deserves to make the best dance performance list of any year.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2019
It's another busy weekend in Nashville - but when is Music City not packed with events, festivals, affairs? - and we're back with our Critic's Choice recommendations to have you cut through the theatrical flotsam and jetsam and find a cultural opening that's a good fit for your harried lifestyle. Nashville Opera opens its staging of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock at Noah Liff Opera Center, Way Off Broadway Productions unveils its version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Music Valley Event Center, Street Theatre Company invites you to the see their staging of Lynn Nottage's Sweat at their new venue on Elm Hill Pike and Nashville Rep continues its celebration of 10 years of The Ingram New Works Festival at Nashville Children's Theatre.
by Charles Shubow - May 8, 2019
When I left the Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College in Columbia where the Rep Stage is housed, I went up to Director Joseph W. Ritsch with a big smile on my face. He told me he wanted to end their season with a comedy that audiences would enjoy. Well, mission accomplished!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will enable the Great American Songbook Foundation to digitize historic radio recordings featuring The Music Man creator Meredith Willson and make them available online for scholars worldwide.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 12, 2019
Actor Sid Solomon may be familiar to Twin Cities theatre-goers with memories of past productions. He recently visited Minneapolis with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and took time to respond to 6 Questions & a Plug.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Kate Mura and Fuse Theatre Ensemble are thrilled to announce she will be traveling back to France for the Avignon OFF Festival, Avignon France, July 5-7, 2019 on The Garage International's (TGI) stage at the Hotel Mercure. The Tarot Show will have one local performance on Father's Day at 2pm.
by Amber Kusching - Jun 3, 2019
It is often said that us artsy folk are perhaps not as quick at math as our non-theatrical brethren, but I have a simple equation: 14 plays divided by 2 performances minus elaborate production elements plus 3 judges equals an exciting weekend of theatre!
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
51Fest, presented by Women in the World and IFC Center, today unveiled the lineup for the inaugural event. Celebrating the voice, vision and stories of the female majority through compelling screenings and conversations, all by or about women, the first annual 51Fest will be held July 18-21 in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Home Depot Chairman and CEO Craig Menear and CNBC's Courtney Reagan on 'Squawk on the Street' (M-F 9AM - 11AM) today, Monday, June 24th. The following is a link to video of the interview on here!
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced the release of their new album A Tuba To Cuba, the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herringtonand Danny Clinch, out June 28, 2019 via Sub Pop. Today, they have released the track “Keep Your Head Up” from the album. Listen and share “Keep Your Head Up” here and pre-order A Tuba to Cuba here.
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
NTV Houston, a news station dedicated to covering breaking news stories out of India, Pakistan, and South Asia, is proud to announce their official company launch in Houston, Texas. NTV Houston is a news station designed to keep the South Asian population living in the United States updated with the latest Indian and Pakistani news. Since many people with ties to South Asia live in Houston and the surrounding area, this channel serves a vital need for people in the region.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
51Fest, presented by Women in the World and IFC Center, today unveiled the lineup for the inaugural event. Celebrating the voice, vision and stories of the female majority through compelling screenings and conversations, all by or about women, the first annual 51Fest will be held July 18-21 in New York City. 
by DC Felton - Jul 14, 2019
A new generation is taking over the Des Moines Playhouse! I'm not talking about a new artistic director, or the close of their 100th season. This generation can be seen on stage in DMP's production of Disney's 'Newsies: The Musical' which opened this weekend. I say a new generation because half, if not more, of the cast are making their DSM debuts, and if this production is any indication of where the Playhouse is going, they will be around for another 100 years and more.
by Drew Eberhard - Jul 1, 2019
In the traditional sense, dance, and art-forms alike are put on stage to evoke feeling and emotions from the audience. However what happens, when a Professional Company who gained major popularity from their show stopping performances on America's Got Talent, turn the tables on their dancersartist as well?
by Jude Hebit - Jan 6, 2020
As I entered the theatre to pick up my tickets for Rise Above Performing Arts production of a?oeWest Side Storya?? I overheard Artistic Director, Jacob Ruscoe talking with a patron about the show. He said, a?oeYou really can't judge a musical by the age of the performers because a great show is a great show.a?? Having seen their productions in the past I knew achieving this feat with this show would be a challenge and I was pleasantly surprised that they not only met but exceeded this challenge to produce a very impressive rendition of this beloved story.
by Alan Portner - Jan 24, 2020
PROOF is an interesting, four person, theatrical enterprise that explores the nexus between genius and profound mental illness. This 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner by David Auburn is currently completing its extended run at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's Warwick Theatre in midtown this Saturday February 25.
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 19, 2020
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's (DETC's) ninth season continues with the world premiere production of ADOPTION ROULETTE, by Elizabeth Fuller and Joel Vig. Shawn Abramowitz directs a three-person cast headed by Yo Younger. Adina Lawson and Fergus Loughnane each play multiple roles. The run begins on January 31st.
by Stan Jenson - Jan 19, 2020
The finest moments of the evening for me were Arthur's speeches, notably his telling of the story of removing Excalibur from the stone and his soliloquy at the end of Act I when he tries to find how to deal with the two greatest loves of his life betraying him, as a man and as the king. Grant's handling of those speeches were a master class!
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 15, 2020
One of the most interesting cabaret performers in town, Joanne Halev debuted her first club act in 2018 to great response, and part of it is because she is SO interesting a?? and so is her former career. Stephen Mosher talks with Joanne about transitioning from perfume to performing.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2020
Arts House will showcase two inspiring and exhilarating Australian premieres as part of the 2020 Asia TOPA program.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Tangram Theatre and Pleasance today announce a double bill of UK premières directed by Daniel Goldman in his first return to the London stage since the critically acclaimed Thebes Land (2017 Off West End Award for Best Production).
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Ollie releases powerful music video for his latest single 'Broken Down. 'The Canadian Pop Sensation, who just hit 592,000 monthly Spotify listeners, plans to release his debut album in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2019
Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre will appear in the Steppenwolf LookOut Series January 9-11, 2020. The company is known for its signature style blending acrobatics, dance, and theatrical storytelling. Aura CuriAtlas will perform selections from their DREAM LOGIC repertoire followed by the Midwest premiere of their newest work, The Fool and The World.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre will appear in the Steppenwolf LookOut Series January 9-11, 2020. The company is known for its signature style blending acrobatics, dance, and theatrical storytelling.  Aura CuriAtlas will perform selections from their DREAM LOGIC repertoire followed by the Midwest premiere of their newest work, The Fool and The World.
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2019
Dan Soder talks about his visit to Scotland, what his mom thinks about his stand-up and talking with finance bros about Billions.
by Jim Munson - Aug 23, 2019
Director Leslie Martinson of THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks talks about finding the comedic rhythms in a 'nutball farce' and shares her experiences as a casting director. Martinson has been a TheatreWorks mainstay for decades, starting as an usher while she was still in school, then working as an actor before becoming a director and casting director. She left her staff position 18 months ago to go freelance, but has since directed two shows at TheatreWorks so still maintains a close working relationship with the Tony-winning company.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show's creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OKCupid. Creating 38 'undateable' profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love.
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Leading school assemblies followed by evening, full-production concerts coast-to-coast and performing at camps during the summer months, Indiana-based pop/rock bandAttaboy releases its sixth full-length and first Radiate Music album, WILD, Sept. 13.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera are now accepting composer applications for the orchestra's highly respected and competitive Young American Composer-in-Residence program, for the period from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2023. Described by the Mercury News as a?oea model for residency programs across the country,a?? the Young American Composer-In-Residence program was launched in 1991 and gives outstanding, emerging, young American composers a unique opportunity to write orchestral music while working with a professional orchestra and conductor over a three-year period.