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BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's PARADISE LOST Will Be The Apple of your Eye
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 7, 2018

There is a buzz about the Stratford Festival's production of PARADISE LOST that is so intriguing that a ticket is about as tempting as forbidden fruit. Tickets for the oft-sold out production are also a little easier to come by at the moment, as it has been extended by popular demand to October 27th. Get your tickets while you can for this mesmerizing and thought-provoking show! (more...)

I'VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU
by Virag Dombay - Sep 29, 2018

Sometimes we forget or dismiss the questions that children ask us, especially if they're questions about growing up; if they're questions about us adults. Or go to response is I'll tell you when you're older or that's a silly question. But the inquisitive nature of child doesn't just disappear because you don't respond, but in fact, it fuels them to ask even more questions, like why you didn't reply to the last question they asked you, or the one before that? Are you having a bad day? Do you not want your child to become the next Einstein? But director Daniel Evans hasn't ignored their questions. In fact, him and his masterful creative team have formed a work in which not only is it okay for kids to ask a lot of questions, but they have a voice. And adults all over the world, including one in Russia, have heard their voice answered and they for sixty delightful minutes, they share their newfound knowledge with the audience. (more...)

BWW Review: LINCOLNESQUE at Keegan Theatre
by Rachael Goldberg - Sep 27, 2018

I really wanted to like "Lincolnesque." But, although it is presented well, the show struggles on a number of fronts and never quite reaches the heights of its aspirations. (more...)

DOCTOR ZOMBA'S GHOST SHOW Returns for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Doctor Zomba's Ghost Show of Terror, the campy horror comedy that made its debut this summer as part of the Hollywood Fringe Fest is returning for the Halloween season.  The sold out initial run won Midsummer Screams's Screamiest Award, the Encore Producer's Award, and earned a Double Sweet Award from audiences and critics alike from Better Lemons. (more...)

Netflix to Premiere Originally Documentary Series REMASTERED
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Music is a conversation that never ends, a call-and-response between fact and fiction. Netflix's original documentary series ReMastered investigates high-profile events affecting some of the most legendary names in music, presenting groundbreaking discoveries and insights beyond what's been previously reported. Helmed by the critically-acclaimed Zimbalist brothers and award-winning directors Kief Davidson, Barbara Kopple, Sara Dosa, Brian Oakes, Stuart Sender, B.J. Perlmutt, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Sam Cullman, each of the 8 tracks of ReMastered seeks to reveal answers about seminal events in the lives of artists such as Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Jam Master Jay, Sam Cooke. With new takes on legends and headlines, ReMastered proves that history has more than one note. (more...)

BWW Review: STELLA AND LOU A Sweet Tale That Speaks To Those With Life Experience
by Frank Benge - Sep 22, 2018

STELLA AND LOU is a 2015 play by Bruce Graham. It's set in Lou's Bar, the kind of joint where daylight is about as welcome as a penniless alcoholic who wants to run a tab. On one quiet night, two long time friends navigate small talk that begins with how things change with time and soon deepens as the topic comes around to past relationships. STELLA AND LOU is an intimate look at how friendships and the longing for companionship changes with the passage of time. It is also about how time affects the need for forgiveness. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Wheeldon Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Movie Theaters
by David Clarke - Sep 20, 2018

Taped during the 2017 London engagement, the Christopher Wheeldon directed and choreographed Tony-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS comes to movie theaters in the United States on September 20 and 23. The live capture, distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, features the original Broadway stars in the critically acclaimed musical, which is inspired by the Oscar-winning 1951 MGM film of the same title. To get the scoop on the musical and the film, we chatted with Wheeldon about it. (more...)

BWW Review: Eric Coble's SWAGGER Mesmerizes Young Audiences
by Courtney Hess - Sep 18, 2018

Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. (September 12, 2018) -  Eric Coble's new play "Swagger", developed by Palm Beach Dramaworks as part of the One Humanity Tour, captivated the sixth grade students at Watson B. Duncan Middle School. The piece and accompanying talk back served to strengthen the bond between young citizens and their local police officers by generating discussion and providing resources without taking a side on what is today a hot topic issue. "Swagger" delivers the same event from three points of view in a direct address format focusing on story and character relationships. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater J's The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Kennedy Center
by Hannah Wing - Sep 15, 2018

Theater J's production of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, is a timeless piece of storytelling. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Celebratory Weekend Including Two Sold-Out Opening Night Galas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

San Francisco Opera opened its 2018–19 Season with a weekend of celebratory events and performances beginning Friday, September 7 with two galas—Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala—and a performance of the famous operatic double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo'sPagliacci (or CavPag). Opening weekend continued Saturday, September 8 with the highly-anticipated premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto drama Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, nearly 15,000 people flocked to Golden Gate Park for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park concert on a beautiful, 71-degree day with blue skies. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

San Francisco Opera opened its 2018-19 Season with a weekend of celebratory events and performances beginning Friday, September 7 with two galas-Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala-and a performance of the famous operatic double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag). Opening weekend continued Saturday, September 8 with the highly-anticipated premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto drama Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, nearly 15,000 people flocked to Golden Gate Park for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park concert on a beautiful, 71-degree day with blue skies. (more...)

James Brown's 'Say It Live And Loud: Live In Dallas 08.26.68' Makes Vinyl Debut With Expanded 2LP 50th Anniversary Edition
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

On August 26, 1968, two weeks after releasing his civil rights anthem, 'Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud,' James Brown recorded his concert at Dallas, Texas' Memorial Auditorium. First released on CD in 1998, Brown's Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 album will make its vinyl debut in an expanded 2LP 50 th Anniversary Edition, to be released October 12 by Republic/UMe. The album's new, expanded digital edition will be released on the same date. (more...)

BWW Feature: Regional Premiere Cast of AFTERGLOW -- a Steamy, Stripped Down Look at Gay Intimacy -- Announced by Utah Rep
by Blair Howell - Oct 9, 2018

The cast of the first post-New York City production of the runaway off-Broadway hit AFTERGLOW has been announced by Utah Repertory Theater Company. The Salt Lake City-based theater company has as its mission staging premieres and neglected classics for audiences who may not otherwise be able to see these acclaimed, unique shows. (more...)

BWW Blog: Welcome Back to the Grind!
by Student Blogger: Lea Passione - Oct 5, 2018

Hello Broadwayworld! It's Lea coming to you from Queens College. Let me be the first to officially welcome everyone back to school and welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year. (more...)

MENAGE A TROIS IMMACULATE INCEPTION Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Menage a Trois is a new, boundary pushing, performance event celebrating everything that is risque and taboo about burlesque. From the erotic to the political, Menage a Trois provides a space for performers and audiences to revel in the provocative, the piquante and the progressive. Three of Cape Town's favorite burlesque babes (with a few extra special guest stars) bring you magnificent new acts to dazzle and delight. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Oct 24, 2018

Robert Icke's updating of The Wild Duck gains in contemporary relevance, but loses a little of its heart en route. (more...)

Four Performances Left of DOCTOR ZOMBA'S GHOST SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Doctor Zomba's Ghost Show of Terror, the campy horror comedy that made its debut this summer as part of the Hollywood Fringe Fest is returning for the Halloween season.  The sold out initial run won Midsummer Screams's Screamiest Award, the Encore Producer's Award, and earned a Double Sweet Award from audiences and critics alike from Better Lemons. (more...)

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Oct 20, 2018

After 15 years, Nora is back, and she's got a lot to say. (more...)

Exclusive Preview Performance Introduces Barter Theatre¹s 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Barter Theatre officials announced today its 2019 season lineup during an exclusive event highlighting select excerpts from various upcoming productions. The event included the details of 16 diverse shows planned for 2019 with the theme of Love, Laughter, and Passion. (more...)

BWW Review: BALLET BEING TRENDY. STARDUST AND BACH 25 BY COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET at Bovard Auditorium USC
by Qianqian Xing - Oct 11, 2018

That is the freedom that I spoke about earlier. Never let the body restrict you. Human bodies have the potential to do anything, if we develop them correctly. Even the most inhuman pointe technique can be something extraordinarily modern. The time they spent on pointe, and the motions they created while en pointe were much longer and more challenging than those typically performed in classical ballet. (more...)

BWW Review: I'M NOT RUNNING, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Oct 10, 2018

Britain's foremost political playwright David Hare returns with a new play examining the current state of the Labour Party. Or not exactly - this is a world with no Brexit, no Corbyn, nothing, in fact, to anchor it to the burning issues of 2018. A relief, perhaps, but this is a state-of-the-nation play unwilling to examine our actual state. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of I'M NOT RUNNING?
by Review Roundups - Oct 10, 2018

David Hare's explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty year intimate friendship and its public repercussions. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: MIDDLE8 at The Stella Adler Theatre
by Jeffrey Scott - Nov 27, 2018

Middle8 proves to be a true original, of a musical. (more...)

BWW Review: Expert Acting in SIVE at BUFFALO'S IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Nov 19, 2018

Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre Company has programmed and produced a gem of a play in their most recent outing, SIVE, by John B. Keane. Such a perfect blend of expert acting and captivating story telling is playing out in a play that would seem to have been exclusively written for this company. But while SIVE is a well known commodity on the other side of the pond, it's relative obscurity in the States allowed Buffalo's audiences to be sucked into the brilliant story. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET Dazzles at Texas State
by Frank Benge - Nov 17, 2018

CABARET is a 1966 musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw (John Fredrickson) and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles (Logan-Rae). The musical was also made into a 1972 film. (more...)

David Wenham Joins The Sydney Art Quartet In Concert This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

David Wenham, one of Australia's most respected actors & the star of Lion, 300, Van Helsing, Lord of the Rings & Pirates of the Caribbean joins the Sydney Art Quartet for a series of thrilling concerts this August. (more...)

BWW Review: SKELETON CREW at Dorset Theatre Festival
by Stacy Raphael - Jul 23, 2018

BWW Review: SKELETON CREW at Dorset Theatre Festival receive a standing ovation (more...)

BWW Review: Moscow Ballet's THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Wows And Satiates At The Soraya
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 4, 2019

On December 19th, 2018 a most extraordinary performance was witnessed at the Soraya Theatre of the Arts - the most traditional and established version, choreographically, even though it has been modified conceptwise, of the iconic ballet, The Nutcracker Suite, composed by Tchaikovsky, which is a true holiday tradition all over the world, was performed by the legendary Moscow Ballet. Ballet Master Vladamir Troschenko, directed this prodiction.The choreography was the choreography that I am familiar with as being the traditional steps and combinations that were the original staging by Marius Patipa and Lev Ivanov of the Imperial Russian Ballet. Selections from The Nutcracker were first performed as an orchestral suite in March 1892. The ballet proper debuted in December of that year. It was presented at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Burning Coal Theatre's ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG, Good Story but Needs Some Work
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jan 28, 2019

In 1973, tennis champion Arthur Ashe traveled to Johannesburg to compete in the South African Open amidst the oppression of an apartheid-based government. He had applied for a visa to play in the tournament three times prior but was denied. His presence at the 1973 event sparked some outrage but was the catalyst for change, not only for Ashe as an activist but also for the South African people. This story is the impetus for Hannah Benitez's new play, ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG. Burning Coal Theater commissioned Benitez to write the play, and it is a compelling story to tell. However, the show, which opened this weekend, needs further development before it achieves the same level of polish and flair as other historical dramas like David Hare's STUFF HAPPENS, which opened Burning Coal's current season. (more...)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project Ends Its Season With Works By John Corigliano
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, celebrates the rich, unusual, and widely celebrated work of composer John Corigliano. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Gil Rose, BMOP performs the Boston premiere of Troubadours, featuring guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk, followed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Symphony No. 2. (more...)

Compulsions, Secrets, and Ecstatic Polyphony: FUN HOME at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 25, 2019

A major work of art, in a quintessentially American genre, an important representation of an under-represented group that advances understanding and dialogue, and beautifully produced. Audiences should embrace this production. (more...)

BWW Review: It's Hamilton Month in Orlando, but Don't Sleep on THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Garden Theater
by Aaron Wallace - Jan 24, 2019

A fledgling Elvis impersonator reluctantly takes a secret gig as a drag queen in the Florida panhandle... and hopes to God his wife won't find out. That's the high-concept premise of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE... (more...)

Marti Gould Cummings To Make Directorial Debut At New York Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Blake Allen, known for his innovative bridging of contemporary music and theater through composition, performance, and storytelling, presents the world premiere of Kelly [1955],  produced by Traguna Productions at  the New York Theater Festival, March 5, 9 and 10 at the Hudson Guild Theater in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. (more...)


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HIGHLANDER Gets Homage Treatment From THE GOLDBERGS On February 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Adam F. Goldberg, executive producer and creator of The Goldbergs, is living out a life-long dream of writing an homage to The Highlander movie, and producing the only sitcom episode that's ever been made about the movie. His tribute will air on The Goldbergs on Wednesday, February 20 on ABC-TV at 8 p.m. (more...)

Emesha Rudolf Brings First Solo Show 'Agency' To The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

Emesha shaved her head live onstage as The Climax for the first ever performance of AGENCY. She lovingly weaves her way around a nineties childhood of VHS tapes, Big Bird, mental health issues and her father's escape from Communist Hungary. Coming from a theatrical background, the all singing all dancing Emesha will reach into your heart and make you laugh and cry all at the same time. (more...)

Nothing Rotten about Orlando Shakes' 'Hamlet'
by McKenzie Lakey - Feb 10, 2019

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Bob Mould Releases LOST FAITH, Announces JCRT Clothing Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

In only one week, Bob Mould returns with an entirely new catalogue of music on his full-length album Sunshine Rock, available February 8 via Merge Records. The record features the recently released tracks 'What Do You Want Me To Do' and title-track 'Sunshine Rock'. Today, Mould shares his latest single 'Lost Faith'; a socially conscious song that sheds light on the mental friction caused from a mixture of facts, fiction, and biased opinions dispersed in the media. 'Lost Faith' premiered yesterday on NPR. The visual for the new music plots a tale of such confusion with Mould as the centerpiece in a high-end music video for what ends up as an ultimately catchy, uplifting pop song. (more...)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Will Reunite With Australian Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Grammy-Award winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will reunite with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) for the first time in 20 years to perform an ethereal and otherworldly national tour featuring the music of JS Bach and Estonian composer Arvo Part. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Dec 5, 2018

Lucky Londoners have the opportunity to catch three different productions of The Nutcracker over the festive period this year. But having viewed Sir Peter Wright's 1984 production for the Royal Ballet multiple times, and once again now, it unmistakably offers the most gloriously opulent and satisfying experience that sets it apart from other interpretations. (more...)

Ross Valley Players Presents DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

Ross Valley Players presents Deathtrap, written by Ira Levin, which became an American thriller film in 1982. This ingeniously structured play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. (more...)

BWW Review: HILARIOUS AND POETIC, A HOLIDAY TRIBUTE TO CHILDREN: THE NUTCRACKER, BY AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE at Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by Qianqian Xing - Dec 22, 2018

The Nutcracker choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky begins with a refreshingly unusual holiday carnival mood for children, and ends with a strongly projected glimpse in to a positive future. It is not just a journey in to the dream of a little girl, but a dream held by adults as well. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, (portrayed by Julie Lemos) a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment, a sinister con man, and two ex-convicts. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in. As The Climax builds, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.   (more...)

BWW Review: A Pleasing TUCK EVERLASTING Charms at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Robert Sokol - Dec 20, 2018

In a production where the whole is certainly equal to the sum of its parts, Tuck Everlasting could emerge as a pleasing and long-lasting alternative to splashier or too familiar seasonal holiday fare. (more...)

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 3, 2018

Classic Spring's year-long season ends with Wilde gone wild: a free love riot that yanks the homosexual subtext into text, with everyone from masters and servants to, er, the long-lost brothers sharing snogs and cigarettes. The famous passive aggressive tea party turns into a food fight, and even Lady Bracknell is at the sherry. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BERNSTEIN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION at Tanglewood Music Center
by Marc Savitt - Aug 28, 2018

The BERNSTEIN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AT TANGLEWOOD concert was one of the largest and most significant performances taking place worldwide in recognition of what would have been Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. The unprecedented and unparalleled event marked The Climax of Tanglewood's season-long celebration of the Bernstein Centennial. (more...)

VASSY Escapes Apocalypse In New Animated Video For DOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Following the widely successful release of her energetic collaborative summer track with Lodato, VASSY is back to treat fans with a brand new animated video for 'Doomsday'. The video highlights the track's explosive message through vivid visuals that were crafted by Puks. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: THE FROGS, Theatre Bath Bus
by Amy Hanson - Aug 10, 2018

Adapted from the comedy of Aristophanes, The Frogs features the god Dionysus, aghast at the state of theatre, descending into the Underworld on a mission to bring back the greatest playwright of all time in a bid to save civilisation through the arts. (more...)

You Me At Six Reveal Official Music Video For 3AM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

You Me At Six have today revealed the official video for their latest single '3AM', one of the first tracks to be taken from their new sixth studio album VI, out October 5th via AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint. (more...)

BWW Review: KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn: Squeaky-Clean Fun
by Brent Deekens - Aug 1, 2018

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL plays at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn through the 12th of August, 2018 (more...)

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