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BWW's On This Day - September 8, 2018
by - Sep 8, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BEN BUTLER By Richard Strand Comes To Portland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

BEN BUTLER by Richard Strand begins Sep 25 through Oct 21, opens for reviewers Friday September 28, 2018. When a runaway slave demands sanctuary at a Union Army garrison, the General in charge is faced with moral quandary: follow the letter of the law, or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history? "…Part comedy, part historical drama and part biography… by turns sarcastic, droll and witty." NY Times (more...)

UMKC Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaborations with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies and ranked by Hollywood Reporter as having the #17 best graduate acting program in the English-speaking world as well as being selected one of the top ten Costume Design and Technology programs in the country, UMKC Theatre announces its 2018-19 season. (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse Brings Literary Masterpiece To Life With LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is proud to present the musical adaptation of an American masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere Adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN at Jungle Theater
by Karen Bovard - Sep 17, 2018

For the opening of her third season as Artistic Director at Minneapolis' spunky Jungle Theater, Sarah Rasmussen and her team commissioned a new adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN from Kate Hamill in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the novel's publication. Kate Hamill is an actor who has, of late, gained notice for her skillful adaptations of classic novels for the stage (several Austen works, Vanity Fair, etc.), to the point that she was one of the 10 most frequently produced playwrights in the US last season. (more...)

Christina DeCicco, Samantha Massell, and More Will Lead Industry Reading of DIVIDED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2018

An industry reading of the new musical DIVIDED will feature Christina DeCicco (Evita, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Sister Act); Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof, La Boheme); Liz McCartney (My Fair Lady, Sunday in the Park with George, Annie, South Pacific); Jamison Scott (Memphis, Grease, Spiderman, Motown); L. Steven Taylor (Lion King); Patrick Boll (Old Times, Mamma Mia, Faith Healer, Twentieth Century); Barbara McCulloh (Tom Jones, Peter Pan, The King and I); LaDonna Burns; Michael Hunsaker; Dustin Sullivan; Deborah Tranelli; Cedric Cannon; Cynthia Nesbit; and Paul Page. (more...)

Kean University Offers Free Admission to Liberty Hall Museum for Museum Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22 as part of Smithsonian magazine's 14th Annual Museum Day. The national celebration represents a commitment to access, equity and inclusion at cultural institutions nationwide.  (more...)

BWW Review: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME, Soho Theatre
by Dzifa Benson - Sep 14, 2018

The boundary razing two-hander created and performed by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R Sheppard Underground Railroad Game doesn't give too much of its own game away in the pre-show literature. From the first two words of the title, we can surmise that it has something to do with slavery but what does the word 'game' imply? (more...)

HARRIET Starring Cynthia Erivo to Begin Production; Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Cynthia Erivo will take on the role of iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the upcoming biopic confirmed to be starting production in October. Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters join the cast. (more...)

Adelphi Presents The Future Of Musical Theater at LARSON LEGACY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Since 2015, Adelphi University has given creators an opportunity to showcase their work to new audiences through the Larson Legacy Concert Series. On Sunday, September 23, Jonathan Larson Grant winner Jay Adana will present pieces from her new musical The Loophole in the OlmstedTheatre at the Adelphi Performing Arts Center (PAC), One South Ave, Garden City, New York. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Kicks Off 2018-19 Season With SUMMERLAND By Arlitia Jones
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

A ghostly mystery begins a season of DC-area premiere productions by the Washington Stage Guild (WSG). Summerland by Arlitia Jones tells the mysterious tale of William H. Mumler, a "spirit photographer" with a talent for capturing haunting images from the world beyond the veil. The Civil War has ended, and a grieving nation sees many turning to spiritualism to contact the dead. Mumler sees his business boom as mourners, including a very famous one, flock to his studio. A New York City police official makes it his mission to prove it's a fraud, but finds that harder than he hoped. Based on a true story, this area premiere opens Thursday, Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday, October 21. (more...)

Peggy Duquesnel and Andre Mayeux will Release 'Keys to Glory' in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Veteran's Day
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Providing a rally call for national pride and unity for the 100th anniversary celebration of Veterans Day, pianist Peggy Duquesnel and organist Andre Mayeux will release “Keys to Glory” on November 9, a collection of songs of America, patriotic anthems, hymns, folk songs and three originals penned by the keyboardists. Included in the 17-track set produced by the pair is a rousing duet of “God Bless America,” to mark the centennial anniversary of the revered Irving Berlin treasure. The Joyspring Music/Bankbeat Productions Inc. release arrives two days prior to the November 11 holiday and serves up over an hour of music, including a medley by the late pianist Steve Hall (“We Gather Together”/“Bless This House”).         (more...)

Scoop: Travel Channel Programming Highlights 9/24-10/7
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2018

Get all the scoop on Travel Channel Programming Highlights 9/24-10/7 (more...)

Capathia Jenkins And Louis Rosen Release New CD And Announce Three-Night Concert Series At NYC's Birland Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

To celebrate the October 26th, 2018, release of their brand-new Di-Tone Records project Phenomenal Woman: The Maya Angelou Songs, the critically acclaimed duo of vocalist Capathia Jenkins and award-winning composer, arranger and musician Louis Rosen will perform for three nights, Thursday through Saturday, October 25, 26, and 27, 2018, at the iconic jazz venue Birdland's new Birdland Theatre in New York City. The Birdland Theatre is located at 315 West 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. (more...)

Breaking: Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin Return to Broadway Next Year in GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin will star this season on Broadway in the world premiere of, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Taylor Mac. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL To Be Presented By Marquette Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Marquette Theatre will present Little Women The Musical at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 3-5, and Oct. 7.   (more...)

Boogie Stomp To Make Return To Chicago's Pianoforte Featuring Music From Forthcoming Blujazz Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Saturday, September 22, Boogie Stomp returns to "PianoForte " in Chicago for an exciting night of music selections, Bob and Arthur have been performing across the country, while also debuting new music from their new CD "Disturbing the Peace.' This performance is sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 FM Radio. (more...)

PBS Announces 'Reconstruction: America After the Civil War,' A New Documentary from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to Air Spring 2019 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

PBS Announces 'Reconstruction: America After The Civil War,' A New Documentary from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to Air Spring 2019 on PBS (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Muny's Beth Leavel Led GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore. (more...)

Marquette University Announces 2018–19 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Marquette Theatre's 2018-19 season will be the 44th in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Six selected plays around the theme "Reflections" will explore this phenomenon and draw connections and comparisons. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: CNBC's John Harwood Speaks With OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Today At CNBC's Capital Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Following is the unofficial transcript of CNBC's John Harwood's sit down interview with Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of Management and Budget and Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, today at CNBC's Capital Exchange event in Washington D.C. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SummerStage at Leonia's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2018

This July and August, Bergen County audiences will be transported back 60 years to the graffiti-filled streets of NYC's Upper West Side, as SummerStage at Leonia presents one of the greatest musicals ever produced, WEST SIDE STORY, at The Civil War Drill Hall Theater in Leonia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for South Carolina (more...)

3 Roads Provides Distribution of TV Series, Films and Documentaries to Amazon Prime
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

3 Roads Communications has opened up distribution of content such as television and web series, documentaries, original films and other video products created by content creators to Amazon Prime. (more...)

SummerStage at Leonia Presents WEST SIDE STORY, 7/18-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

This July and August, Bergen County audiences will be transported back 60 years to the graffiti-filled streets of NYC's Upper West Side, as SummerStage at Leonia presents one of the greatest musicals ever produced, WEST SIDE STORY, at The Civil War Drill Hall Theater in Leonia. (more...)

Chesterwood To Present Staged Reading Of Harold Holzer's THE LINCOLN FAMILY ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Chesterwood will present a staged reading of "The Lincoln Family Album", written and moderated by noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. in Daniel Chester French's Studio. The presentation is the third program Holzer has written and narrated for Chesterwood and follows the success of previous sold-out performances of Holzer's "Lincoln Speaks." (more...)

BWW Review: A Little Mythology, an Exploration of War at Home and Abroad, and Something Entirely Different – Four Shows at the Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 15, 2018

I spent an evening and afternoon taking in a few offerings at this year's far more conveniently located Capital Fringe festival in Southwest DC. International Affairs and history nerd that I am, I took in a performance of BLACK CONFEDERATES and the exceptional THE BODY OF A WOMAN AS A BATTLEFIELD IN THE BOSNIAN WAR. I threw in a little musicalized mythology for good measure (Jo Williamson's METAMORPHOSE) as well as an avant-garde and wholly modern dance-theater piece, O MONSTERS, presented by Philadelphia's experimental performance ensemble New Paradise Laboratories. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Unveils 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

A ghostly mystery, a witty comedy-drama, a poignant romance, and a sassy revisiting of a world classic: The Washington Stage Guild's 2018-2019 season offers four new productions never before seen in the DC area. (more...)

Pittsburgh New Works Festival Announces Line-Up For 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) has announced its line-up for their 28th season of presenting world premiere plays to Pittsburgh audiences. The 2018 Festival includes 18 new plays presented by one of 18 Pittsburgh-region theater companies. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Celebrates 50 Years with Salons, Workshops, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre is 50! During the coming year, the company will offer a wide array of programming devoted to continuing its mission of promoting cultural diversity in American musicals. A full schedule of events is listed below. (more...)

Carole's Kings Are Back by Popular Demand at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce a 2-Week-Only Limited Return Engagement of: CAROLE'S KINGS August 17 -August 26, 2018. Carole's Kings combines the incredible music of Carole King, the hilarious writings of Chicago's Second City, and orchestrations from the same team that brought you Jersey Boys and Beautiful to create a one-of-a kind tribute. (more...)

Jungle Theater's World Premiere Adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN Opens 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The Jungle Theater opens its 2018-19 Season with its first-ever commission: The world premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. The production coincides with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women, 'the groundbreaking novel that changed everything' (Little Women 150). Jungle Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen directs this beloved classic saturated with a contemporary air, running September 15-October 21 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, located at 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis.  (more...)

New Biography Details the Experiences of World War I Soldier, John M....
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Casting for THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning. (more...)

MARY AND MAX Wins Critic's Prize At Germany's MUT Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

The annual MUT Competition for Musical Entertainment Theatre organised by the Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz in Munich, Germany aims to discover and encourage outstanding artistic personalities in the world of musical entertainment theatre. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents THE EVER-MODERN JANE AUSTEN A Talk By Brooke Allen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Dorset Theatre Festival, now in its 41st season, announced today the return of its popular PlayTalks, a series of guest speakers who are experts in their field intended to engage and inform regional audiences in rich and varied ways. The first PlayTalk of the season will take place at the Northshire Bookstore (4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT) on August 18 at 6:00 P.M. The event is free and open to the public. Bennington College professor of literature Brooke Allen will give the talk, entitled "The Ever-Modern Jane Austen." (more...)

Neneh Cherry Shares New Single SHOT GUN SHACK, Announces 'Broken Politics' LP out 10/19 on Smalltown Supersound
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Following the release of her first earth-quaking single in 4 years at the beginning of August, counter-culture pop icon Neneh Cherry shares a new song 'Shot Gun Shack', produced by Four Tet. Neneh also reveals the name and track list of her fifth solo album Broken Politics (Smalltown Supersound via Awal Recordings), which was produced in its entirety by Four Tet. (more...)

BWW Spotlight On: The Making of Eagle Theater's NOIR
by Pati Buehler - Aug 27, 2018

Like a ride through Disney's Haunted Mansion, Eagle takes you inside the action of their newest concept of audience immersion in a live film/action experience at the theater! (more...)

Roundabout Announces Winners for Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) and Columbia University School of the Arts (Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty) just announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2018 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout's Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation. (more...)

PBS Presents SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE WOMAN IN THE IRON COFFIN
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Secrets of the Dead: The Woman in the Iron Coffin follows forensic archaeologist Scott Warnasch and a team of historians and scientists as they investigate the remains of a young African American woman who died in the first half of the 19th century. By piecing together the woman's story and the time in which she lived, the film explores a vivid picture of what life was like for free African American people in the North and their connection to the AME church. (more...)

Dialogue Starters Announced For Upcoming Arena Civil Dialogues at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Arena Stage will continue to host Arena Civil Dialogues to engage the D.C.-area community (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

American Blues Theater begins its 2018-2019 Season with the Chicago revival of Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin' West runs October 5 - November 3, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Oratorio Society Of New York Announces Expanded 2018-19 Season: Sibelius's KULLERVO, Szymanowski's STABAT MATER, Verdi Requiem And More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

For its 2018-19 season, the 200-voice Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, is expanding its annual Carnegie Hall season to four concerts. (more...)

Oratorio Society Of New York Announces Expanded 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

For its 2018-19 season, the 200-voice Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, is expanding its annual Carnegie Hall season to four concerts. (more...)

Vintage Theatre Presents An Epic American Tale THE KENTUCKY CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2018

Vintage Theatre presents "The Kentucky Cycle" September 8* through October 21 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances for Part 1 are Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Performances for Part 2 are Saturdays and Sundays and Tuesday Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 - $32 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. Vintage will be serving dinner during intermission for "The Kentucky Cycle" for $15 per person. To make dinner reservations please call the box office at 303-856-7830. (more...)

A Masterclass In Political Intrigue – RICHARD III Starts September 12 at Seattle Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

A wheeler-dealer charlatan has taken control of the country… and everybody underestimated him. Seattle Shakespeare Company launches its 2018-2019 season with a masterclass in political intrigue, Shakespeare's Richard III. The production is a collaboration with upstart crow collective, and features an all-female acting company. Richard III will be directed by Rosa Joshi, and previews September 12 and 13, opens September 14, and runs through October 7 at the Leo K. Theatre. (more...)

The Growing Stage Announces 37th Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey presents its 2018 - 2019 Main Stage Season (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces Cast For FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the cast for its 2018-2019 season opener, Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin' West features Sydney Charles (Fannie Dove), Wardell Julius Clark (Frank Charles), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Minnie Renee Johnson), Joslyn Jones (Miss Leah), Tiffany Oglesby (Sophie Washington) and Henri Watkins (Wil Parish). (more...)

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY is pleased to announce their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.). (more...)

3 Roads Opens Up Content Distribution with Amazon Prime
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

 3 Roads Communications has opened up distribution of content such as television and web series, documentaries, original films and other video products created by content creators to Amazon Prime. (more...)

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