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Maidman Playhouse

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2019
Take a trip back to the Renaissance with the regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, previewing Wednesday, August 28th, opening Thursday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m., and closing Sunday, October 20th. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, this hilarious smash hit tells the tale of two playwright brothers who are desperate to outshine Shakespeare and end up producing the first ever musical! Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein (Murder for Two and Shrek at Marriott Theatre; National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet) returns to the Marriott Theatre to direct, along with musical direction by Jeff Award winnerRyan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse will stage the powerful, theatrical fable, a?oeMlima's Tale,a?? written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, from October 1 a?" 19.  This is the first production of the play since its world premiere Off-Broadway last year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Some stories never run out of magic. The importance of family and friendships are at the center of Northwestern University's 2019-2020 ImagineU season which features the timeless adventures of a bear and his friends and a classic father-daughter fairytale. This family series presents stories that touch the heart.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
In the 50th anniversary year of the first lunar landing, the Royal College of Music is taking audiences to the moon and back with Haydn's comic opera Il mondo della luna. Directed by William Relton, Haydn's opera buffa offers both the delight of a comic plot and some of the composer's finest writing: a grand romantic aria, evocative flight song and elegant lunar ballet.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 24, 2019
AMADEUS, now playing at North Coast Repertory Theatre is a spellbinding tale of talent, jealousy, madness, and revenge that is not to be missed.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
On the first of three Utah Symphony recordings to be released this season, Music Director Thierry Fischer and the orchestra perform Prokofiev's only two-concert works to be based on his music for film—the symphonic suite from Lieutenant Kijé and the Alexander Nevsky cantata. Lieutenant Kijé is a 1934 Soviet satire of Czarist Russia that is best remembered for Prokofiev's score, while Alexander Nevsky, a 1938 historical drama directed by Sergei Eisenstein, is now considered a classic of Russian cinema.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
As part of Japan Society's 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season, the Society proudly presents a dynamic performance of Japan's scariest ghost stories from Kwaidan, a collection of Japanese folktales by writer Lafcadio Hearn. In this one night only event, acclaimed actor Shiro Sano brings selections from Hearn's tales to life, accompanied by visuals as well powerful live music by distinguished guitarist Kyoji Yamamoto, sharing with audiences a glimpse of Hearn's open-minded view of Japan and the world. Commencing the live performance, folklorist Bon Koizumi, Hearn's great-grandson and Director of the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum in Matsue, Japan, will give a short lecture on the writer's relevance today. Kwaidana?"Call of Salvation Heard from the Depths of Fear takes place Thursday, October 24 at 7:30pm at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The School of Night is proud to present Christopher Marlowe's medieval pageant of will, war and conquest re-imagined as epic sci-fi spectacle. Tragedy! Romance! Mighty verse! Great battles waged on land and in space! Honor and glory! Qapla'! 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Today a consortium of New York City cultural, educational, and media institutions announce Peter Brook/NY (Karen Brooks Hopkins, Executive Producer), a citywide recognition of Brook's work and his collaborations with Marie-Hélène Estienne from 1953 to the present. In addition to the U.S. Premiere of Brook and Estienne's Why? which Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presents September 21 a?" October 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Peter Brook/NY features programing from BAM, The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line Festival, Hunter College, The Juilliard School, TFANA, and WNET.  A booklet produced by BAM Hamm Archivesa?"featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Brook's productions and New York presence, an essay by writer Violaine Huisman, and information about Peter Brook/NY eventsa?"will be available to all attendees and online at BAM.org and TFANA.org.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Waukesha Civic Theatre will display the work of Susi Schuele from August 28-October 8, 2019 in the Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 5, from 4:30-6:30 pm. There will be an Art Crawl on Saturday, October 5, as well.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents The Emperor's New Tuxedo, running October 3-6, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Having attracted more than 150,000 students from nearly every country in the world since its launch in 2013, pianist Jonathan Biss's free online course Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas continues its six-part survey of these 32 landmark works via online learning platform Coursera, with the next set of lectures—Part 5—scheduled to appear on Monday, September 30. Two lectures are devoted to the monumental “Hammerklavier” Sonata—No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106—while another two focus on Piano Sonatas No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1 (“Quasi una fantasia”) and No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1, respectively. With the sixth and final course module to be released on January 6, Mr. Biss will have completed his journey through the complete Beethoven piano sonatas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Matt Williams' play FEAR will receive its World Premiere beginning Tuesday, October 15 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), directed by Tea Alagić. A limited run, FEAR will celebrate its opening night on Thursday, October 24 and run through December 8, 2019. Tickets are $65- $89 and can be purchased by visiting FearthePlay.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Matt Williams' play FEAR will receive its World Premiere beginning Tuesday, October 15 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), directed by Tea Alagić. A limited run, FEAR will celebrate its opening night on Thursday, October 24 and run through December 8, 2019.  Tickets are $65- $89 and can be purchased by visiting FearthePlay.com or by calling (866) 811-4111. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
The 13th Annual NYC Greek Film Festival is happening October 17th - 23rd and this year's schedule includes some of the best greek infused short and feature-length independent films from around the world, as well as several fantastic films not associated with greek culture, being shown at the historic Florence Gould Hall (FIAF) located at 55 East 59th St, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Oct. 25, 2019, for The Princess and the Pea. This story is the first in the 2019-20 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Oct. 25, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. The performance at 10:45 AM will have audio description provided by IRIS. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
South Africa has an exciting new musical on the way and audiences have the chance to be part of it.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Genius and jealousy collide in Folger Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. Richard Clifford (Mary Stuart and The School for Scandal at Folger Theatre), directs the Tony Award-winning a?oeBest Playa?? set against the backdrop of the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna, examining the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and the boorish but brilliant Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for Park Theatre's festive family adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic: The Snow Queen. Focusing on the origins of the Queen who brings endless winter, the cast includes: Frances Marshall, Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Esmonde Cole, Sarah-Louise Young, Justin Brett, Paula James and Matt Cavendish. The production is adapted by Charles Way and directed by Abigail Anderson, with a national press night on Friday 6 December, 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse stages the powerful, theatrical fable, “Mlima's Tale,” written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, from October 1 – 19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today (25 October 2019) announces initial casting for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt to be directed by Patrick Marber, as well as a four-week extension to the run which goes on sale today at 10am. Now booking to 13 June 2020, Leopoldstadt begins previews at Wyndham's Theatre on 25 January 2020 with opening night on 12 February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Matt Williams' play FEAR, directed by Tea Alagić, will celebrate its opening night on Thursday, October 24  at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Animation Magazine has unveiled its list of this year's distinguished Animation Hall of Fame Game-Changers award recipients. The honorees will receive their awards at the World Animation & VFX Summit Opening Night Party on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the newly remodeled The Garland Hotel in N. Hollywood, Calif.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
This holiday season, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents The Gospel of John, conceived and performed by award-winning Broadway veteran Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Side Show). Jennings brings the Gospel to life on stage - in just 90 minutes.
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 21, 2019
With fabulous acting by Loren Freeman and his supporting team of kooky characters and superb direction by Robbie Wayne, DIE MOMMIE DIE at Desert Rose is a great deal of fun.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Each season An die Musik (oboe, string trio, and piano), co-founded in 1976 by pianist Constance Emmerich, returns to an enthusiastic and overflowing crowd at Merkin Hall to perform with imagination, brilliance, and warmth. This year's only New York concert takes place on Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2019, 4 pm at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY. The artists performing this fall with An die Musik will be Mark Peskanov, violin; Nicholas Mann, viola; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Thomas Demenga, cello; and Constance Emmerich, piano.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
As part of Japan Society's 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season, the Society proudly presents an evening of traditional Japanese theater entitled Taiten: Noh & Kyogen. Rarely performed in the last century, Taiten is a modern noh play that was created to celebrate the Taisho Emperor's enthronement in 1912. In recognition of the arrival of the Reiwa era under Emperor Naruhito (the 126th Emperor), Kurouemon Katayama X, a renowned noh actor and scion of the Kyoto Kanze Association, remounts this historic noh play. Per tradition, the noh play is paired with a comedic kyogen piece. Noritoshi Yamamoto from the prestigious Yamamoto Tojiro Family from Tokyo performs Kagyu (The Snail), one of the most popular pieces from the traditional kyogen repertoire. Performances take place at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street) at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 14; Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Hailed as 'the best party in town,' by New York's Cabaret Scenes Magazine, The Nitz/ Howe Experience marked a major milestone in September, 2019. Celebrating its 20th year anniversary, with over 1200 shows at their home base of Chicago's Davenport's, it became the longest running cabaret show in the country.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Park Avenue Armory announces today the cast for its December production of Judgment Daya?"the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play. Luke Kirby, best known for his Emmy Award-winning performance of Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , plays the leading role in the production, which is the first ground-up theater production for the Armory. In his return to the Armory after his award-winning production of The Hairy Ape (2017), acclaimed theater director Richard Jones leads the cast of 16, which includes Susannah Perkins (Network; The Wolves), Alyssa Bresnahan (Network; 27 Dresses), Henry Stram (Junk; The Elephant Man), and Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie a?" Tony Award; Desperate Housewives).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Park Avenue Armory today announces the cast for its December production of Judgment Daya?"the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (TRATS) continues its 2019-2020 season with The Rise and Fall of Macondo, a physical theater performance inspired by Gabriel García Márquez's masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, staged by critically-acclaimed director Aleksey Burago.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (TRATS) continues its 2019-2020 season with The Rise and Fall of Macondo, a physical theater performance inspired by Gabriel García Márquez's masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, staged by critically-acclaimed director Aleksey Burago. Journey along with fifteen actors into the mythical town of Macondo and witness the epic tale following the passionate highs and bloody lows of seven generations of the Buendía family. This limited engagement will take place November 1st to November 24th at Pushkin Hall, located at the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
A key thread in pianist Jonathan Biss's decade-long, multi-project Beethoven immersion has been his journey to record all 32 of the composer's piano sonatas, which he began in 2011 and completes with the release of the cycle's ninth and final volume by Orchid Classics on Friday, November 1. Comprising Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10/3; Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31/3 (“The Hunt”); and Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, the new album is one of many highlights of Mr. Biss's season—coinciding with worldwide celebrations of Beethoven's 250th birthday—devoted not only to the composer, but the sonatas themselves.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will present its 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award to actor and activist George Takei at an Award Luncheon and Ceremony on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale (155 Temple Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Genius and jealousy collide in Folger Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. Richard Clifford (Mary Stuart and The School for Scandal at Folger Theatre), directs the Tony Award-winning “Best Play” set against the backdrop of the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna, examining the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and the boorish but brilliant Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The production features Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (Folger Theatre's Macbeth and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) as the tortured composer Salieri, who finds himself living in the shadow of his musical rival Mozart (Samuel Adams).
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2019
There is nothing like blind dating in NYC, particularly when those dates are with the characters from the absurd word of Gilbert & Sullivan! Broadway World gets a first-look exclusive at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' all-new content featuring many recognizable characters and songs from their critically acclaimed production of The Mikado, returning to The Kaye Playhouse at 68th between Park and Lexington this Dec 27-January 5. Stay tuned throughout the next two months as more scenes are revealed in this fun web series. Make a date to see The Mikado and get your tickets here! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
This weekend, the Christmas season commences at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) when performances begin for The Gospel of John, conceived and performed by award-winning Broadway veteran Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Side Show).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Soka Performing Arts Center presents Grammy Award-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov in a solo piano recital on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3pm. The program includes: BACH/BRAHMS: Chaconne; BACH/RACHMANINOV: Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue; BACH/LISZT: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor; BACH: The Art of Fugue.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today (20 November 2019) announces final casting for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt to be directed by Patrick Marber.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
From March 26 through April 11, 2020, the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) celebrates its 31st season with artist residencies, thrilling debuts, unique co-bills and special projects in myriad genres. Over 17 days, Savannah's Historic District becomes home to visionaries and creative voices from across the United States, as well as from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, India, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad, Venezuela and the United Kingdom.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
By popular demand, a Lunar New Year Special: Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing their educational initiative to serve elementary grade students and families with children, launches its 43rd season with the return engagement of the acclaimed 2018 production of *The Emperor's Nightingale by Damon Chua*.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Nov. 22, 2019, for The Emperor's New Clothes. This story is the latest in the 2019-20 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. IRIS will provide free audio description for the 10:45 AM performance upon request in advance. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 10, 2019
It's very much that time of year again; high street shops are already tormenting staff and shoppers alike with 'festive' songs, mince pies have been on sale for months and pantomimes are starting to surface. The Vaults is not the place to see a conventional pantomime and expectations of an 'alternative' panto are more than fulfilled with their festive offering Aladdin And The Feast Of Wonders; a very adult take on a story inspired by Aladdin and the Arabian Nights.
by Lee Cooley - Dec 9, 2019
Following a rousing October run of BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Arizona Regional Theatre (ART) has mounted Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' LUCKY STIFF -- a two-act, 17-song whodunnit which has been a favorite of Valley venues over the years.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
This Sunday, December 8, the Christmas season commences at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) with the opening of The Gospel of John, conceived and performed by award-winning Broadway veteran Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Side Show). Jennings brings the Gospel to life on stage - in just 90 minutes. Directed by John Pietrowski (Artistic Director of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey), The Gospel of John plays a limited holiday engagement through December 29 at The Sheen Center's Black Box Theater.  Currently in previews, the official opening is Sunday, December 8 at 3PM. Tickets are available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances.
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2019
Disney has released the trailer for the upcoming live-action Mulan!
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Terrence Mann, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn and Cassian Bilton have joined the cast of the new Apple series Foundation as series regulars, according to Deadline. 
by Review Roundups - Dec 12, 2019
Park Avenue Armory presents Judgment Day-the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play.
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 11, 2019
Desert Rose Playhouse is in the midst of its second annual engagement of the hilarious CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS, a juke box drag musical comedy by Mark Sargeant. CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS will play two more weekends, through December 22nd. The show is sold out except for two performances added for the evenings of Thursday, December 12th and December 19th.