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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Solo powerhouse Sinatra: RAW is a show that is gripping theatre as much as stunning music - Richard Shelton will convince you that Frank Sinatra is actually in the room!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Stick Man is leaving his family tree and heading back out on tour this week! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Stick Man returns for an Autumn tour, opening at Edinburgh King's Theatre this Friday 6 September, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the production. Full tour schedule attached.
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
This spring Juan Wauters released his captivating new album Introducing Juan Pablovia Captured Tracks. Today he is announcing his first full North American tour in support of the LP. The dates kick off September 27 at Brooklyn's Knitting Factoryand conclude October 23 at BSP in Kingston, NY. Along the way he and his band will make stops in Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Miami. All dates are listed below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
In Tom Stoppard's best-known absurdist work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern ramble obliviously through life as the events of William Shakespeare's HAMLET unfold around them. While visiting their old friend Hamlet, the pair engage in an ongoing philosophical debate about free will versus predestination, each trying to prove absurd positions through misbegotten experiments.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Artistic Director Brigid Larmour today announces programming to complete Watford Palace Theatre's season for September 2019 - June 2020, following the world première of Mushy: Lyrically Speaking earlier this month. The co-production with Rifco Theatre Company is now on tour across the UK until 5 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar announces the music lineup for the 44th season, giving live music fans and holiday shoppers the place to enjoy 36 entertaining and diverse music acts from local classics to newcomers, running December 13-24, 11am-10pm through December 23 and 11am-8pm on Christmas Eve at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704. While shopping from nearly 200 artists for everyone on their holiday gift list, guests will enjoy the Armadillo Bazaar 2019 music lineup filled with award-winning local legends, touring musicians, and eight bands making their first appearance at the Armadillo over 12 days.
by Sean Fallon - Sep 23, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, I had the pleasure of seeing Neil Simon's THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL as put on by the Castle Craig Players at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, in Meriden, CT.  This hilarious comedy is directed by Pam Amodio and features a highly talented cast of three who gel together wonderfully with each other.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 18, 2019
Imagine my surprise, even before the September 15 DIRTY TRICKS with The New Bad Boys of Magic monthly event, when I walked into The Three Clubs to find the room where I have seen dozens of shows over the years now completely remodeled to look and feel like a real cocktail lounge performance space! And what a perfect place to sit up close and personal during the ongoing monthly comedy-magic variety s featuring Chicago natives and Los Angeles residents, now headliners at the world-famous Magic Castle, Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel, collectively known as The New Bad Boys of Magic, along with a rotating cast of the world's foremost professional prestidigitators and other adult variety acts, making it an entertaining evening for the over 21 crowd.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
shnit Cape Town, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has announced an outstanding 2019 lineup. A total of 37 South African films and over 100 international submissions will be screened this year ranging from animation to mock-docs, fiction and experimental. The exceptional non-profit transnational film festival, shnit is hosted annually simultaneously on five continents, in Cape Town, Bern, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Hong Kong, Moscow and San Jose, with the shnit Finale held in New York City. This year, Dr John Kani will head the shnit Cape Town Jury Panel alongside cinematographer Gaopie Kabe, director and comedian Kagiso Lediga and writer Lauren Beukes.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Moonbox Productions, winner of numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, presents Richard O'Brien's hilarious cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show, October 17th a?" November 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Internationally renowned pianist Lucy Parham celebrates the bicentenary of Clara Schumann's birth on Friday 13th September with a Composer Portrait concert 'I, Clara:Clara Schumann a?" A Life in Music', touring nationally.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
On behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, and in partnership with the Scottish Government, Underbelly works with internationally renowned creative team and wide-ranging partners to realise its ambitions for Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival as the 2019 programme is announced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Tupelo Community Theatre will present an interactive, audience participation showing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 31st at 8 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway at 213 East Franklin Street.
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 7, 2019
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, produced by Hart House theatre and directed by Jennifer Walls, takes everything fans love about the cult classic musical and film and brings it to glorious, vulgar life on stage. The beloved story opens on the recently engaged Brad (William Mackenzie) and Janet (Katie Miller), who become stranded in the middle of nowhere on a cold, stormy night after their car breaks down. They head to a castle they had passed by to use the phone, but this is where any similarities to the cliché horror story end. They're brought into the castle by a motley crew of servants, led by siblings Riff Raff (Ian Backstrom) and Magenta (Rachel Hart, who also plays an Usherette at the start and end of the show) where they witness first hand the creation of new life by the master of the house, self-proclaimed a?oesweet transvestitea?? scientist Frank 'N' Furter (Chris Tsujiuchi).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Dig out your fishnet stockings and sharpen your stilettos! That sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for the eighth year in an annual tradition on the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Manoa Valley Theatre completes its momentous 50th anniversary play season with the hilarious musical comedy sci-fi fantasy by Richard O'Brien playing July 18th - August 4th. One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancee, Janet Weiss - a wholesome and utterly normal young couple in love - innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank 'N' Furter's cohorts are swept up into the scientist's latest experiment. The night's misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they've known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock'n'roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Moonbox Productions announces its theatrical line up for the 2019-2020 season. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
PTPNYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 33rd repertory season, its 13th consecutive in New York City. Previews begin tonight for a July 16 opening, running through August 4 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street.
by Wesley Doucette - Jul 8, 2019
Swan Lake is an icon, the Hamlet of the ballet world and, much like Hamlet, audiences might need reminding that it is more than images and a melody; it is a bizarre and symphonic evening-length work of poetry. ABT's production puts full faith in the breadth of this work, leaving the magical and melodramatic elements leaning more towards camp than enchantment. Luckily, the capacity of Swan Lake to present the expressivity of the human form is on full display. With principal dancer Hee Seo leading the performance as an Odette seemingly etched in glass, the centrality of Swan Lake to the choreographic art form is reaffirmed.
by Steve Callahan - Jul 8, 2019
Run, don't walk, to see the brilliant CANDIDE at the Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis! This is the opening production of their twenty-fifth festival season, and it is, for my money, the most wonderful of the many lovely shows they've done.
by Ashley Corbaley - Jul 7, 2019
A Tale As Old As Time, The Woodlawn Theatre presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in all of its beloved glory. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman and book by Linda Woolverton, this classic musical was adapted to the stage over 25 years ago from the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. From daring adventure to heart-melting romance this beautiful tale has something for everyone. Bringing a production of this caliber to life is no small feat. The Woodlawn Theatre surpassed expectations, treating San Antonio to a wildly entertaining performance that was truly magical.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
La Monnaie opens the 2019-20 season not by one, but by two world premieres. In September 2019, at the same time as Pascal Dusapin's Macbeth Underworld at La Monnaie, Le Silence des ombres premieres at KVS. It is an opera adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck's Trois Petits Drames pour Marionnettes, commissioned to the young French composer Benjamin Attahir and produced in close collaboration with the author and director Olivier Lexa, a team of novice creators of the National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre and a cast of young singers supported by ENOA, the European Network of Opera Academies.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
FRANK TURNER has announced details of his forthcoming eighth new album, NO MAN'S LAND, released on August 16th on Xtra Mile RecordingsPolydor Records. With GRAMMY® winning producer Catherine Marks (St. Vincent, Local Natives) at the helm and featuring a dynamic cast of all-female musicians, NO MAN'S LAND is an album dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked. 'These stories should have been told already,' says Turner of the album and its accompanying podcast series, 'Tales From No Man's Land' which launches its first episode today. 'And I suspect if they were men they would be better known.'
by Sean Fallon - Jul 29, 2019
On Saturday, July 27, I had the pleasure of seeing the Castle Craig Players production of the musical GYPSY at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse in Meriden, CT.  This tale, based on a true story, has book written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Ian Galligan provides spectacular direction to this phenomenal cast, with the help of Chris Coffey as musical director and conductor of the talented live six piece band, and Erin Coffey as choreographer.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Gertrude and Claudius is now open at Barrington Stage Company! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Curious George makes his royal debut in the new feature-length animated movie, Curious George: Royal Monkey, arriving on Digital, DVD and streaming on Hulu on September 10, 2019 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and Imagine Entertainment. Filled with delightful antics, gentle humor and heartfelt emotion that have captivated the hearts of families around the world, the majestic film follows George as he trades places with the royal monkey of Simiana by mistake! Taking audiences on a colorful grand adventure with exciting new locations and a fresh cast of adorable characters, Curious George: Royal Monkey features returning voice cast Emmy Award® winners Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo! franchise) and Jeff Bennett (“Johnny Bravo” TV series) and showcases five original songs including a single by award-winning recording artist and songwriter Andy Grammer. For a limited time only,Curious George: Royal Monkey on DVD also comes with an exclusive sticker sheet, available at all retailers nationwide.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Fathom Events and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio will screen the new remastered versions of Satoshi Kon's classic film ”Millennium Actress” on August 13th and 19th. The film will screen with subtitles as well as the English-dub.
by Sean Fallon - Jul 22, 2019
I witnessed the best stage effects I have ever seen anywhere (including Broadway), when  on Saturday, July 20, I had the pleasure of seeing BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Sharon Playhouse, in Sharon, CT!   While this story is likely familiar to most people, the Sharon Playhouse grips the audience right from the start, not merely by elevating the Enchantress into the air, but by having the Young Prince transformed into the Beast, on stage, in front of the whole audience, in a manner of seconds, with effective use of strobe lights, a successful undertaking of a greater magnitude than what people can expect in a typical magic show, much less a musical!  Without providing any spoilers, for those of you familiar with how the story ends, that happens on stage too, right before our eyes, with effective use of strobe lights.  Lighting Designer Jamie Roderick deserves a lot of credit for working what appears like magic, on the stage.  Every show I have seen at Sharon Playhouse has been wonderful, but this is the best!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Buck Creek Players opens its 46th season of quality theatre with our biennial Play-A-Part Fundraiser production of Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, running for just four performances over one weekend. Curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd, 2:30 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 3rd, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 4th. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Check out photos for PTP/NYC's (Potomac Theatre Project) 33rd repertory season, running through August 4 at The Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 St.).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, officially opens its 33rd repertory season tonight. Performances continue through August 4 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
It's the story of the quintessential stage mother, her dreams for herself and her daughters, and the daughter who dared live her own dream. a?oeGYPSY: A Musical Fablea?? will close out the Castle Craig Players 26th Anniversary Season, running July 26a?"August 10 at their intimate cabaret venue in Meriden.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
FRANK TURNER today announces details for a 19-date US headline tour in support of his forthcoming eighth album, NO MAN'S LAND out August 16 on Xtra Mile RecordingsPolydor Records. Produced by the GRAMMY® winning Catherine Marks (St. Vincent, Local Natives) and featuring an all-female cast of musicians, NO MAN'S LAND is an album dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of 13 women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked. The album is accompanied by a new 13-episode podcast series called Tales from No Man's Land. Two episodes have been released thus far. The tour dates will see Turner put a new twist on his formidable live set up, featuring a solo set followed by an unplugged band performance in seated venues. 
by Tanya Seale - Jul 11, 2019
The Muny's current production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is definitely not Walt Disney's Cinderella. It is nothing like Perrault's or the Grimm Brothers' Cinderella. It's not even pure Rodgers & Hammerstein, but rather a 2013 adaptation based on Rodgers & Hammerstein with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane. This musical holds the essence of your beloved fairytale but is infused (I must warn you upfront) with complicating new characters, a clumsy reordering of the original songs, and a conspicuous political subplot. Essentially, this adaptation, which tries to be everything simultaneously - old fashioned and new-fangled, traditional and progressive - is mostly just...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Cinderella is now open at the MUNY. What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 9, 2019
After a critically acclaimed London run, the powerful Traverse Theatre hit about class, culture and appropriation returns with a new cast. Salisbury Crags. Twilight. A woman takes a step forward into the air. A teenage boy pulls her back. Two lives are changed forever. Frank, unflinching and threaded with unexpected humour, Mouthpiece takes a look at two different sides of Edinburgh that exist in ignorance of one another, and asks whether it's possible to tell someone else's story without exploiting them along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Four alumni and one current member of LA Phil's YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) program are traveling to Barcelona this week to join Gustavo Dudamel, the Gustavo Dudamel Foundation, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and 36 young musicians from around the world a?" named Dudamel Foundation Artists a?" for a special performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1 at Festival Castell Peralada in The Castle Gardens Auditorium on Saturday, August 10, 2019.
by Joanna Trainor - Aug 8, 2019
a?oeYou misinterpret everything. Even the silence.a?? How's that for a bloody line?!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
'GYPSY: A Musical Fable' closes out the Castle Craig Players 26th Anniversary Season, running through August 10 at their intimate cabaret venue in Meriden.
by Christiana Rose - Aug 4, 2019
Spontaneous Potter is a playful, inventive piece, joyfully tapping into a generation of Potterhead's love of the franchise
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, is kicking off September with everyone dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock. Making its streaming premiere exclusively on BroadwayHD, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, an infectiously fun and riotous rock and roll time capsule of top 40 hits captured live-in-performance on Broadway will debut September 12 . Grammy Award winners Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller wrote hit songs for great artists such a King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, The Drifters, The Coasters and Peggy Lee. Subscribers can dance and sing-along to classics including: 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Hound Dog', 'On Broadway', 'Stand By Me' and other favorites. If swiveling your hips to the music of Smokey Joe's Cafe has you wanting more, continue your musical journey through the 1950s with the Best Musical Tony Award-winning performance of Memphis, featuring Tony Award-nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, beginning September 26.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Virgin Money Fireworks Concert Brings Edinburgh's Summer Festival Season To A Spectacular Close!
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
The Canadian Donald Sutherland will be honoured with a Donostia Award recognising his more than fifty years of excellent performances. The actor, who has participated in almost 200 productions, will attend the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Thursday 26 September to receive the accolade prior to the screening in the Kursaal of The Burnt Orange Heresy, a thriller directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. The film, with a cast featuring Mick Jagger, Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki will close the coming edition of the Venice Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 67th season of live theatre with the out-of-this-world musical The Rocky Horror Show. Featuring music, lyrics and book by Richard O'Brien, this stage version is the inspiration for the iconic classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. When an innocent young couple stumbles upon a mansion in the middle of a storm, they find they're in for the ride of their lives when they discover that the owner of the house is the mad scientist Dr. Frank 'N' Furter! A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock'n'roll score. The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild romp that no audience will soon forget. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
On Monday, August 19, 2019, Tony and Emmy Award winning actor André De Shields took the Amtrak Acela to Baltimore for a day of celebration.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 22, 2019
We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question asking about what out-of-town tryouts are heading to the stage in the coming months. So we've put together a look to productions from around the country, from Atlanta to Chicago to San Diego and more! Check out our guide to get a peek at upcoming shows including Six, Almost Famous, Becoming Nancy, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall, in association with Jamie Cesa and Bel Chiasso Entertainment present a free concert staged reading of The Romeo & Juliet Project, a new musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with book by Bradley Bredeweg. This FREE community event will be held in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY on August 16 and 17 at 7 pm and is the latest installment of Bay Street's ongoing Under the Stars Community Outreach Program. The performance is directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Old Salt Union has released their 4th studio album, WHERE THE DOGS DON'T BITE, today on Compass Records. The album finds this non-traditional stringband digging deep into their eclectic and diverse interests to create this set of new music, which has already received praise in such publications as No Depression, Rolling Stone Country, Relix, The Bluegrass Situation, and Bluegrass Today.
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Old Salt Union released a third song off their new album Where the Dogs Don't Bite,  due out Friday, Aug 16 (Compass Records).