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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces the 2019 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute composers and their winning works. The composers include Dan Caputo (USC) with his work Liminal, Patrick O'Malley (USC) with his work Rest and Restless, Iv n Enrique Rodr guez (Juilliard) with his work A Metaphor for Power and Bora Yoon (Princeton) with her work The Encyclopedia of Winds.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The Stratford Festival has announced that Chilina Kennedy will headline a musical Forum Showcase on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for Chilina Kennedy in The House of Martin Guerre in Concert.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
The Stratford Festival celebrated a crowning moment at the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre on Wednesday. Major donors, Board members and government officials gathered together for the first time in the new facility for a "topping off ceremony" - the placement of the final beam that will support the roof over the new auditorium.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Jay & Eytan are a New York based professional comedy duo, originally from Toronto. They showcase a perfect blend of sketch and stand up comedy in their one hour headlining act - packed with energy, countless punchy premises, and just the right amount of spice. From quick off beat impressions, to honest & relatable stand up, to fully choreographed musical numbers, they go right for the jugular when it comes to the laughs.
BWW Review: LADY IN THE DARK a Walk on the Weill Side with MasterVoices and Victoria Clark at City Center
by Richard Sasanow - May 3, 2019
The line between Broadway-type musical theatre and opera becomes finer by the year--though I dare say that TOOTSIE is unlikely to be showing up at the Met any time soon. But the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin-Moss Hart LADY IN THE DARK might have morphed in a slightly different, better piece of music theatre if it arrived in the 21st century rather than World War II.
by Herbert Paine - May 24, 2019
Hale Centre Theatre's current staging of NEWSIES has all the crispness and vitality typical of a Cambrian James production ~ his well-conceived and executed direction and choreography, Lincoln Wright's musical direction, and a proficient and dynamic cast to boot, featuring Kade Bailey as Jack Kelly, the reluctant rebel. Runs through June 29th at the Hale Theatre Center in Gilbert, AZ.
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019
The Stratford Festival kicks off its 67thÂ season on Monday with the gala opening of Shakespeare'sÂ Othello, followed by five more openings as the week unfolds:Â Billy Elliot the Musical,Â Henry VIII,Â Private Lives,Â Little Shop of HorrorsandÂ The Merry Wives of Windsor. Artistic
by Jeffrey Kare - May 20, 2019
Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from May 21st-26th is the national tour of Broadway's classic musical comedy, HELLO, DOLLY! starring the legendary Tony Award winner Betty Buckley. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actor Lewis J. Stadlen, who stars opposite Betty as the wealthy half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder.
Charles W. Eisemann Center For Performing Arts Announces 'Eisemann Center Presents' Lineup For 2019-2020 Season - Mandy Patinkin and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Eisemann Center and the City of Richardson announced the 2019-2020 Season of Eisemann Center Presents (ECP) at the Annual Season Preview Party on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The season includes our two full subscription series: Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations with a total of four concerts; and the Family Theatre Series with four productions and the accompanying immersive children's program Eisemann Extras. In addition we have 16 diverse productions ranging from superstar Mandy Patinkin to Asleep At The Wheel on their 50th Anniversary Tour and America's Got Talent favorite, deaf singer Mandy Harvey all returning to the Eisemann Center this season.
by Sarah Hookey - May 15, 2019
Full casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of CASA VALENTINA, by Harvey Fierstein, one of the giants of gay writing and stagecraft of our time. CASA VALENTINA, which premiered on Broadway in 2014, was nominated for that season's Tony AwardÂ® for Best Play. Pride Films and Plays Artistic Associate Michael D. Graham will direct.
by Walter McBride - May 14, 2019
New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored three-time Tony Award winner, Nathan Lane, with its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
I first read Kill Climate Deniers in April last year. I'd heard about the play - the Griffin in Sydney was my local theatre in my university days - and I'd heard about the controversy briefly and intermittently over the years. But this was the first time I'd actually read this supposedly sacrilegious play that had inspired Breitbart, Alex Jones's Infowars and every major right-wing Australian press outlet to froth at the mouth with rage.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
To Kill A Mockingbird,Â Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed byÂ Bartlett Sher, and based onÂ Harper Lee's classic novel, will launch its coast-to-coast National Tour in August 2020 atÂ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsÂ in the heart of the nation's capital. The tour will be on the road for over two years. According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Richard Thomas will lead the production as Atticus Finch.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2019
John Lithgow is a man obsessed with the future. Blythe Danner is a woman trapped in the past. Together they have a chance to embrace the present. Watch the trailer for THE TOMORROW MAN below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Alberta Bair Theater's Broadway Series presented by U.S. Bank features two performances of The Sound of Music, a new NETworks production directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, each at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Morristown premiere Friday and Saturday, April 26-27 at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $49-$89.
by Larry O'Brien - Mar 21, 2019
Counter-Productions Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of Kevin Broccoli's THE MARRIED NAME this weekend at AS 220's Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire St in Downtown Providence. Broccoli is a very talented actor, playwright, and artistic director of Epic Theatre in Cranston. In an uninterrupted hour and twenty minutes, THE MARRIED NAME deals with four men getting together for dinner a short time before the wedding of two of them. Rex and Dan are planning this wedding and encountering problems that probably should have been dealt with earlier. Kevin Broccoli can write funny.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making it to Springfield on March 27th at Sangamon Auditorium as part of a North American tour. Tickets are on sale now for $89, $79, $69, $49, $42, $37 and $29 and can be purchased at UISpac.com, by calling (217) 206-6160 or in person at the UIS Ticket Office.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2019
Hillary and ClintonÂ begins previews tonight, March 16, 2019, ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at theÂ John GoldenÂ Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
The Jewish Museum will present Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, a contemporary art exhibition devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, man of letters, and global icon from Montreal, Canada. The exhibition will be on view from April 12 through September 8, 2019.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 11, 2019
The Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will begin previews this evening, 8 p.m., at Broadway's Booth Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season will be the World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director. The other two previously announced shows will be the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE, which will now run from June 25 - July 21. This new play is by Alan Fox and will be directed by three-time Tony Award Winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The third show will be a bold new re-envisioning of Irving Berlin's classic musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, (July 30 - August 25) with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields. This production will be directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon). The casts and creative teams will be announced soon. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 8, 2019
"It's the kind of music that makes you feel regal," actress Felicia P. Fields says, describing the genius of Duke Ellington. "The word 'sophistication' isn't used as much today as it was back then. There was an elegance in the period." Fields, who is one of the stars of Maine State Music Theatre's new production of SOPHISTICATED LADIES, which runs at the Pickard Theater from June 5-22, 2019, believes that the production, directed by Marc Robin with three individual choreographers and an eleven piece orchestra perfectly captures the 1920s and 1930s and the big-band era.
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019
ProducerÂ Kevin McCollumÂ announced today that the new musical,Â Mrs. Doubtfire, will premiere at Seattle's 5thÂ Avenue Theatre this fall on route to Broadway.Â The musical features a bookÂ Karey KirkpatrickÂ andÂ John O'FarrellÂ and music and lyrics byÂ Wayne KirkpatrickÂ andÂ Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behindÂ Something Rotten!Â Four-time Tony Award winnerÂ JerryÂ ZaksÂ (Hello, Dolly!)Â will direct andÂ LorinÂ LatarroÂ (Waitress) will choreograph.Â Â Ethan PoppÂ (Tina) will serve as Music Supervisor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of SAFE SPACE (June 25 - July 21) is now in rehearsal.The new play is by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons,Â Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The play will star Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song, Hustlers, Bay Street's Viva la Vida!), Sasha Diamond (Blindspot, The Romanoffs, Murphy Brown) and Rodney Richardson (The Day Shall Come, CBS's FBI, Somebody's Daughter). Tickets are now on sale by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.Â The Box Office is open daily from 11 am - show time.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE begins tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 21. This is a new play by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons,Â Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
This summer, the 21st Annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival brings three new plays to The Armory for two weeks of script workshopping that will culminate in the JAW Big Weekend, where public staged readings of the scripts will be presented along with performances from local artists and classes. This year's plays are What Are You Worth? by Kara Lee Korthron, an adaptation of Howards End by Caroline Hewitt, and Otto Frank by Roger Guenveur Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Richard Kind will returnÂ to Roundabout's stage, following his Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning performance inÂ The Big Knife, in Kiss Me, Kate. Kind will repriseÂ the role of "Second Man," which he played inÂ Roundabout's 2016 benefit concert reading ofÂ Kiss Me, Kate.
by Drew Eberhard - Jul 8, 2019
Everyone knows the story, and or has seen the classic film starring a young Christian Bale. A group of boys left to live on the street, or find ways to scrounge up a little money to feed their parents, and their only source of notable income is to sell papers. With a money-hungry tyrant raising the cost of papers, the boys decide to go on strike to change the ways in which society is run and hopefully for once make it past, or above the fold to the front page of the paper! Change the headline, change society that is the scene set forth by Jack Kelly and the Newsies for this explosive Disney Musical that was a smash on Broadway, and that which has now taken Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center by storm and left the audiences singing and dancing all the way home, and for some even after the show has closed.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
COAL MINE THEATRE, Toronto's Off-Off Broadview Theatre, has just announced its extraordinary Season Six. THE COAL MINE will stage four critically acclaimed, and Toronto premiere productions in 2019/2020, all presented in their singular and intimate eighty-seat theatre in the east end of Toronto.Â
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The Front Page, one of the great satires about the world of journalism, hits the stage in Stratford today, under the direction of Festival veteran Graham Abbey. Written by former Chicago reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, and newly adapted by Canadian playwright Michael Healey, this comedy-drama is now in previews at the Festival Theatre and will officially open on Thursday, August 15.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42Â a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I andÂ Sound of MusicÂ national tours,Â RagtimeÂ on Ellis Island, andÂ MacbethÂ at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations ofÂ Edith PiafÂ songs as never before heard in English.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? onWednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English.
by BWW Special - Jul 12, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we featureÂ Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo & Barbra Streisand, The Muny's CINDERELLA andÂ more!
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Kristen SchaalÂ andÂ Holland TaylorÂ have joined the cast ofÂ Bill & Ted Face The Music.Â SchaalÂ will play Kelly, a messenger from the future.Â TaylorÂ is set to take on the role of The Great Leader, the most powerful person in the universe - the center of which is San Dimas, California, 700 years in the future.Â They join previously announced cast includingÂ Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, ("Kid Cudi"), Anthony Carrigan, Beck Bennett, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Amy Stoch, Hal Landon Jr.Â andÂ Jillian Bell.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Â The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) with Jeremy Denk on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm.Â Celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the world's greatest chamber orchestras in a return engagement. Joined by one of America's foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk, experience fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world's greatest classical music.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42Â a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I andÂ Sound of MusicÂ national tours,Â RagtimeÂ on Ellis Island, andÂ MacbethÂ at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations ofÂ Edith PiafÂ songs as never before heard in English. This evening celebrating the scandalous and tragic life of Edith Piaf includesÂ hits like a?oePadam,a?? a?oeMilord,a?? and a?oeLa Vie en Rose.a??Â
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 15, 2019
Hey there, teenage Baltimore! It's officially been seventeen years since Broadway audiences were first welcomed the the 60s with the opening ofÂ Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002. To celebrate the special occasion, we're looking back what the nicest kids in town have been up to since leaving The Corny Collins Show, including Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, and more! Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Colm Feore will utter the first words on the Stratford Festival's newest stage, an echo of the inaugural performance in 1953, when Alec Guinness's opening speech in Richard III anticipated the a?oeglorious summera?? that was to come for Stratford. Feore, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen actor, is just one of a diverse company of accomplished actors who will present a repertory season of 15 productions in four remarkable theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Â Previews begin today forÂ The Crucible,Â Arthur Miller's haunting dramatization of the Salem witch trials. Directed by Festival veteranÂ Jonathan Goad, the production opens on Friday, August 16, at the Avon Theatre, marking the 12th and final production in the Festival's 67th season, which runs until November 10.
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Deadline reports that Madeleine Arthur will reprise her role as Christine inÂ Netflix'sÂ All The Boys I've Loved BeforeÂ sequel, which has also added Emmy winnerÂ Holland TaylorÂ andÂ Sarayu Blue. Stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will also return; so will Anna Cathcart, Janel Parrish, and John Corbett, along with previously announced newcomers Jordan Fisher and Ross Butler.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2019
Norm Lewis and Holland Taylor guest starred on last week's episode of BETTER THINGS on FX. In the episode, the main character Sam goes to New York City to read for a play titled 'Skewered' alongside Lewis, Taylor, and other actorsÂ Mark Feuerstein,Â Gabrielle Ruiz, andÂ Jon Jon Briones.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) today announces that its 2019 Spring Gala will honor the beloved and prolific actress Lois Smith, a two-time Tony Award nominee whose six-decade career in theater, film, and television has included memorable performances in numerous Playwrights Horizons productions. The event will convene Playwrights Horizons' diverse community of writers, artists, and supporters on Monday, May 6 at 583 Park Avenue.
BWW Review: James Graham's Wildly Raucous INK Chronicles Rupert Murdoch's Rise To Tabloid Journalism Infamy
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2019
Long before the term clickbait entered into pop culture infamy, Chief Editor Larry Lamb of the Fleet Street tabloid The Sun was offering his staff a bonus every time the eye-catching words 'Win,' 'Free' and 'Love' appeared on the front page.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Hailed as a dream team of performers, longtime musical collaborators and friends, violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk, will unite this spring 2019 for their first-ever trio tour stoping at The Soraya on May 8. The three artists will perform hallmarks of the trio repertoire in acclaimed venues across the East and West coasts. Though Bell, Isserlis and Denk have previously released the landmark 2016 recording For the Love of Brahms together on Sony Classical, these performances mark the first occasions in which they will tour live as an ensemble. The Brahms album has been praised as Absolutely essential listening for the classical fan well-crafted, flawless killer stuff.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Comedian, Mark Serritella will be performing at the GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:30PM and the EMPIRE CITY CASINO in Yonkers on Wednesday, May 15th at 8:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company of Ann, Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor's (The Practice, Two and a Half Men) intimate, hilarious production based on the colorful and complex life of former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 14, 2019
Nathan Lane has returned to Broadway this season in the new play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Lane has had an extremely diverse career, spanning over 30 years. From comedic musicals, to heart-wrenching plays, to screen work, voiceovers, and much more, Lane has become a household name.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Wilmington premiere May 9-12, 2019 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square as part of a North American tour. Tickets are on sale now at www.BroadwayInWilmington.org, or by calling 302.888.0200. For more information, please visit TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com.