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Based on the 1963 coming-of-age classic and scripted by Terry Johnson, The Graduate follows Benjamin Braddock, a twenty-one year old recent college graduate who is facing high expectations from his parents and anxiety about his future. Upon his return home, Ben is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson Ė the wife of his fatherís business partner Ė which begins a secret affair. Although the affair ends, it comes back to haunt him when he falls for Mrs. Robinsonís daughter, Elaine.


Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

American Scoreboard Series to Take Betsy DeVos Back to School in Live Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Coinciding with the Fall 2017 Semester and in cooperation with Pace University's Office of Government & Community Relations, AMERICAN SCOREBOARD's fourth installment features the confirmation hearing of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces 2017 PRELUDE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 4, 5, and 6 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by Andrew Kircher in collaboration with Frank Hentschker. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUNAWAY HOME at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story by Jeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finney returns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home. (more...)

FRAMING COMMUNITY: MAGNUM PHOTOS, 1947-PRESENT Exhibition to Open at Hunter College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

'Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947-Present' will open September 28, 2017 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter College Art Galleries. The exhibition will be on view through November 26, 2017. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces 2017-18 Season at Memorial Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 38th season, the fifth under Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson and the first at its new home at the newly renovated Memorial Hall in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. (more...)

LPTW to Honor Adelheid Roosen with Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The International Committee of the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), in a co-presentation with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, will honor Adelheid Roosen (The Netherlands) with the Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award (GCITA) on Monday, October 23, 2017, at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, with an all-day immersion (10:00am to 8:30pm) into Roosen's life and legacy. (more...)

The Segal Center Announces Pocket Books Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The Segal Center anounces Pocket Books, a very special series of pocket books from our Publications Wing. Events are The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street and are FREE and open to the public. First come, first served. (more...)

ON THE TOWN with Leonard Bernstein's Classic Score Opens 7/11 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the classic Leonard Bernstein musical comedy On The Town. This will be just the third time the Bernstein masterpiece has been produced at Music Circus, and its first appearance in the Wells Fargo Pavilion; previous Music Circus productions were in 1955 and 1961. Performances of On The Town are Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 16 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Melanie Griffith to Play 'Mrs. Robinson' in THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Laguna Playhouse announced today that Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith will star as Mrs. Robinson in their upcoming production of The Graduate, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. (more...)

Juilliard Chair Joins Boston Conservatory at Berklee as Dean of Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Today, Boston Conservatory at Berklee announced Michael Shinn, D.M.A., as dean of music. The appointment will begin on August 15. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, has announced the cast for WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Make Cabaret Debut at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Movie, theater, and television star Kathleen Turner makes her cabaret debut in Finding My Voice at Philadelphia Theatre Company for one night only, Monday, September 25.  (more...)

Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz to Star in REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Lauren Taslitz (book/lyrics) and Danny Ursetti (music) are pleased to announce that their new project REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING (formerly titled Things We Think, But Don't Dare Say) will make its debut with a special two-night run as the final installment of this year's "Artists on the Horizon" emerging musical theater artists series at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, starring Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz. (more...)

Comic Play Delivers Surprise Life In Death at the Old Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A secret life will soon be exposed at a funeral and the bombshell will cause tempers - and ashes - to fly. (more...)

New Museum to Publish TRAP DOOR: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

This fall, the New Museum will publish Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton. Trap Door, to be released November 2017, is the third installment in the New Museum's Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, following the publication of Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (2015), edited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (2016), edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, and Dominic Willsdon. (more...)

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival to Present THE HOTEL PLAYS from Providence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (September 21-24) will present a new staging of scenes from Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare by the Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE) of Providence, Rhode Island, in association with Trinity Repertory Company. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

???????As the summer ends and the fall 2017 concert season comes into view, Kent Tritle will be found playing an organ recital at Himmerod Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Grosslittgen, Germany. From there, it is off and running - the 2017-18 season for "New York's foremost choral conductor" (The New Yorker) is highlighted by the world premieres of two works with the Oratorio Society of New York, Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad by Paul Moravec, libretto by Mark Campbell, commissioned by the OSNY, and Behzad Ranjbaran's We Are One; concerts with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine including a program celebrating the immigrant history of New York in collaboration with early/world music group Rose of the Compass that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by Robert Sirota, and a program of Kodaly, Stravinsky, and Part's Miserere; programs of repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Morton Lauridsen with Musica Sacra; and Bach's St. John Passion with ensembles and soloists from the Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Announces Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. announced the lineup for its 207-2018 season, featuring a contemporary comedy, a tale of redemption, and the staged adaptation of a cinematic classic. (more...)

The Yard presents H.O.W. JOURNAL 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In collaboration with The Yard for the second year in a row, H.O.W. Journal invites you to Twigs, Trees, and Trailblazers, a festive benefit fundraiser event and celebration of HOW Journal's Issue 13. H.O.W. Journal was founded in 2006 and is an art and literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art of prominent and upcoming writers with an effort to raise money for needy children throughout the world. This year, H.O.W. Journal marries dance with literature and honors fearless women throughout history. The event includes dance pieces by Alison Manning and Jesse Keller Jason¬īs company, DanceTheYard, and readings by acclaimed writers Daphne Merkin, Amy Kurzweil, Victoria Redel, John Reed, and Tiphanie Yanique. (more...)

Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tookah Sapper, Lyric Soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, Tenor Blake Friedman, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass Adrian Rosas. (more...)

Mesa Announces Prototypes Selected for Main St. Prototyping Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced the selection of 20 proposals for the City of Mesa's first prototyping festival - Main Street Prototyping Festival, slated for Nov. 17 and 18, 2017. Artists, architects, designers, students, makers, urban planners and others have been selected to create temporary projects that activate public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity and vibrancy in downtown Mesa. Planned prototypes include concepts for gathering places, virtual reality experiences, structures that offer space for interaction, performances, places to play and share in art making, and ways for passersby to offer feedback about their community. Each project will be allocated $1,000-$3,000 for design, fabrication and project management. (more...)

Mac Rogers' Sci-Fi Thriller STEAL THE STARS to Premiere with Weekly Episodes Starting This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gideon Media (a new venture from Gideon Productions, producers of the critically-acclaimed The Honeycomb Trilogy, Universal Robots, and Viral) in association with Tor Books & Tor Labs will present Steal the Stars, a noir science fiction thriller by Mac Rogers (award-winning writer of the global hit podcast thrillers, The Message and LifeAfter), released as 14 episodes, airing weekly from August 2 - November 1, 2017, and available worldwide on all major podcast distributors including iTunes, Stitcher, and GooglePlay through the Macmillan Podcast Network. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story byJeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finneyreturns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home for a Sept. 16 opening. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle Lead Cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tresnjak. The comedy, which runs September 7 through October 8, opens Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Actors Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle lead the distinguished cast. (more...)

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY at Ridgefield Playhouse this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

This critically acclaimed concert experience is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse to tell the story of folk-rock legends, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. With cutting-edge lighting, projections and a live band, relive the '60s and the distinctive "spine-tingling harmonies" (The Daily Record) of these Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers on such iconic hits as "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Boxer," "Scarborough Fair," "The Sound of Silence" and "Homeward Bound." If you want to relive the music that moved a generation, don't miss this nostalgic performance where all is groovy! Direct from its success in London's West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, September 19 at 8 p.m. as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity. For tickets ($50), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. (more...)

Ken Urban's A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK to Play Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a provocative new drama A Guide for the Homesick, by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban and directed by Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo (Dragon King in Journey to the West and Jim in Well at the Huntington, Mr. Bones in The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway, and Victor Strand in AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead"). (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women Announces 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The League Of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), dedicated to championing women in theatre since its inception, has been and an authority at the forefront of the conversation about gender parity in the American theatre and an authority on the matter for 35 years, is proud to kick off a new season of programming, events, and advocacy initiatives which provide visibility and opportunities for women. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival Season Features Concerts by Rolston Quartet, Lorelei Ensemble, ICE, UpBeat NYC, and TENET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) announces programming for its 2017-2018 season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, world-class performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York's 2017-18 Season Includes Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

World premieres of works by Paul Moravec and Behzad Ranjbaran that speak to humanity's quest for freedom and peace highlight the Oratorio Society of New York's 2017-18 season, led by Music Director Kent Tritle. (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Bring FINDING MY VOICE to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Stage and screen icon Kathleen Turner will bring her one-woman show, Finding My Voice, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, October 20 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 21 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Stages Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Custom Made Theatre Company opens its 2017-2018 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-Winning How I Learned to Drive, a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. (more...)

Catherine Steadman, Jack McMullen, and More to Star in WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions today announced casting for their major new production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, opening on London's South Bank this October. (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces 10th Anniversary CLDP Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Comes to MPAC in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 27, 20-17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-$69. (more...)

Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Morgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

In 1973 Morgan Fairchild made her then-Alhambra Dinner Theatre debut opposite Arte Johnson in The Seven Year Itch.  As part of its "50 Years of Memories" celebration, Ms. Fairchild returns to the Alhambra, now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, more than 40 years later as Lexie in Dixie Swim Club.  Dixie Swim Club opens August 16, 2017. (more...)


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THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY to Arrive at Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Direct from its success in London's West End, a sold-out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, September 19 at 8 p.m. as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity.  (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award¬ģ-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award¬ģ winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Charles A. Riley, II, Ph.D. Named Director of Nassau County Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Angela Susan Anton, president of the board of trustees of Nassau County Museum of Art, announced that Charles A. Riley II, Ph.D. has been named director of the Museum. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Moves THE GRADUATE to Spring, Swaps in TWELVE ANGRY MEN for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Laguna Playhouse announced today that due to scheduling conflicts beyond production's control, the previously announced dates of Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith starring as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, will move to March, 2018 and TWELVE ANGRY MEN, which was scheduled to open in March, 2018 will now perform October 4 -22, 2017. (more...)

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