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VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Remembering Ethel Merman
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2019

Ethel Merman was a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.' After being discovered by Vinton Freedley as a singer at Brooklyn's Paramount movie theatre, she was signed to star in the Gershwin's new Broadway hit GIRL CRAZY where she stopped the show nightly with her performance of 'I Got Rhythm'. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FALSETTOS on Tour?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The National Tour of Falsettos celebrated its official opening in Dallas this week! Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Feb 15, 2019

'Dear Evan Hansen' is currently playing at the Curran in San Francisco, following its tour stops in Denver, Los Angeles, and Arizona. Let's see what the critics are saying about the recent tour stops... (more...)

Delaware County Symphony Presents THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Delaware County Symphony will perform a special Chamber Ballet concert featuring the ever popular Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens on Sunday April 7 at 3:00 pm . The fun focused ballet was composed for audiences of all ages and it specifically offers an exciting and entertaining pathway for children to experience ballet for the first time. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE Audiences Are 'So In Love' With Chaffin's Barn's Stunning Revival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2019

Crafting a musical theater hit is a lot like alchemy - the ancient study focused primarily on creating gold from baser elements - and oftentimes no matter the ingredients, directors never quite achieve the outcome for which they strive. But in the case of director/choreographer Everett Tarlton's production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate (now onstage at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre through March 7), he has crafted something so special that it essentially defines the theatrical gold standard. (more...)

Penny Jackson's THE BATTLES OF RICHMOND HILL To Premiere At HERE 4/26-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

91 Central Productions in association with Anemone Productions will present the World Premiere of The Battles of Richmond Hill a new comedy by Penny Jackson (I Know What Boys Want at the Lion Theatre; A Different Place in the 2017 FRIGID Festival), directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan (Kentucky Cantata at HERE; In the Summer Pavilion at 59E59) at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), April 26-May 11. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I Delights at Victoria Theatre Association Schuster Center for the Performing Arts
by Jenni Cypher - Feb 15, 2019

Have you had enough of the crazy weather and the winter blahs?  Liven up your life and go to see Rodger's and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I at the Schuster Center this weekend. (more...)

VIDEO: In Rehearsal With FIORELLO! At 42nd Street Moon
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical FIORELLO! Based on The Life of New York City's legendary mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, FIORELLO! features lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock (SHE LOVES ME, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and a book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott (THE PAJAMA GAME, DAMN YANKEES). (more...)

Theatre And Dance At Wayne Offers The Fateful And Stirring Story Of The "Hottentot Venus"
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, is proud to present "Venus" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, March 22 to April 13. (more...)

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater Presents JOHANNES DOKCHTOR FAUST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

From March 21 to April 7, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in an update of its perennially popular 'Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye,' translated and directed by Vit Horejs. This classic of the Czech marionette repertoire is traditionally used to make fun of a king or a local mayor.  The company's adaptation was initially developed in 1990 and its topical references are being updated to the current topsy-turvy political climate. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The FALSETTOS National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Falsettos on tour! Check out the brand new video of the tight-knit family below! The tour is now on stage in Dallas, Texas! (more...)

DJ Muggs Teams With Rochester Spitter Eto For New Collaborative Album HELLS ROOF & Drop Video For 'Holy Wine'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Accomplished hip-hop producer and founding member of Cypress Hill, DJ Muggs has announced the details for his new collaborative album with Rochester spitter Eto entitled 'Hell's Roof'. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour in Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 15, 2019

Both profoundly moving and profoundly disturbing, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is one of the most deeply troubling musicals I've seen. I left DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a swirl of mixed emotions. The musical is a meditation on social media and how it makes the social isolation and challenges of high school all the more difficult. (more...)

Jamie Jones Remixes Late Soul-Legend Teddy Pendergrass On LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

In support of the feature-length documentary 'Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don't Know Me', Mixmag presents 'Teddy Pendergrass: The Remixes'. Featuring contributions from the foremost figures in the global electronic music scene Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, DJ Pierre, Francesca Lombardo andCassy, the remix EP will be out on Friday 8th March on Philadelphia International Records viaLegacy Recordings a division of Sony Music Entertainment. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For WAR HORSE At Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Joey, The Life-sized horse puppet from the National Theatre's acclaimed play War Horse, visited Wembley Park to celebrate today's general public on sale of War Horse coming to the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of ALL AMERICAN on THE CW - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
by TV Scoop - Feb 15, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ALL AMERICAN, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, March 6, 2019! (more...)

BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Feb 14, 2019

Ensemble's production of Death of a Salesman is intimate and Willy's final sacrifice is tragic and inevitable. The production offers high-caliber performances and a unique visual narrative, and it engages the audience with timely questions about inter-generational disconnect, the definition of success, and our relationship to the expectations and entitlements ascribed by our culture. (more...)

Equity Issues Statement Regarding Cancellation of Michael Jackson Musical in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Actors' Equity Association issued a statement regarding media reports about the cancellation of performances of the musical inspired by The Life of Michael Jackson scheduled for late October. (more...)

Judson Theatre Company Announces SOUVENIR and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Judson Theatre Company has announced their Eighth Season: Souvenir: A Fantasia on The Life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley and Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution.  Souvenir opens Thursday, May 9, 2019 and runs through Sunday, May 12.  Witness for the Prosecution opens Thursday, November 21 and runs through Sunday, November 24. (more...)

KATE Opens On March 7th At Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre's 2018-19 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with an intimate portrait of Katharine Hepburn in KATE THE UNEXAMINED LIFE. Written by Rick Foster and directed by Peter Sander, the production begins previews on March 5, opens March 7, and continues through April 7. (more...)

THE IMMIGRANT Opens At George Street Playhouse March 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The Immigrant-a heartwarming story inspired by the real experiences of a Russian-Jewish emigrant to the United States-will open at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ on March 12. Performances continue through April 7, making this pastoral tale perfect for spring theatregoers. (more...)

21 Leaders For The 21st Century Awards Gala Announces Host & Gala Chairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Lori Sokol, Executive Director of Women's eNews, today announced the Host, Honorary Gala Chair, and Honorary Gala Co-Chairs for the 19th annual '21 Leaders for the 21st Century' Awards gala, which will take place on May 6th at Club 101 in New York City. (more...)

Announcing PEN World Voices Festival 2019: Open Secrets
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

PEN America presents the 2019 PEN World Voices Festival: Open Secrets (May 6-12), focusing on the dissolving boundary between the public and the private in the literary, cultural, social, and political realms.  A flowering of the genres of literary memoir and personal testimony has been accompanied by increased digital avenues for story-telling, revelation, and expose before both designated and public audiences. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Announces Its Michigan Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents their semi-annual Michigan Playwrights Festival, now in its fourth year. Five new plays by Michigan playwrights will be given readings March 6-10, 2019. (more...)

Lillias White Returns to The Green Room 42 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will celebrate its second birthday with the return of Tony Award winner Lillias Whitewith a Valentine's Day show tonight, Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 PM. White opened the room on Valentine's Day in 2017 and returned last year for the club's special first anniversary. With music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (The Color Purple and Once On This Island) and direction by Will Nunziata (Our Guy, Cy and Kander & Ebb's The Act), the evening will explore the power of self-love through soul, sass, and song. Tunes include those written by Smokey Robinson, Cy Coleman, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, William Finn, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, and more. (more...)

The Joffrey Academy of Dance Presents Four World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet presents four world premieres in the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Ninth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year's Competition winners-Tommie-Waheed Evans, Marissa Osato, Xiang Xu and Edgar Zendejas-each have choreographed an original work created on the Joffrey Academy Trainees and Studio Company. Winning Works returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art's Edlis Neeson Theater (220 E. Chicago Avenue) for three performances, Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for Winning Works are $25 and now available for purchase at (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Presents Film Noir-Inspired DON GIOVANNI At Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Palm Beach Opera presents Mozart's iconic opera "Don Giovanni" through the modern lens of film noir in a stylistic production at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for one weekend only, Feb. 22-24. (more...)

Brandi Carlile Performs THE JOKE Solo/Acoustic On ELLEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Brandi Carlile performs a solo, acoustic rendition of her Grammy Award-winning single, “The Joke,” on today's episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Carlile also joins host Ellen DeGeneres for an interview. Watch the performance and interview HERE. The appearance continues a triumphant year for Carlile, who recently won three awards at the 61st GRAMMY Awards: “Best Americana Album (By The Way, I Forgive You), Best American Roots Song (“The Joke”) and Best American Roots Performance (“The Joke”). Carlile also delivered a breakthrough performance of “The Joke” on the live awards broadcast (watch HERE). Of the performance, The New York Times proclaimed, “Carlile's vocals were robust, ragged, full of sneer and hope. On a night curiously light on impressive singing, it was an uncomplicated, genuine, cleansing thrill,” while the Los Angeles Times called it, “triumphant” and Rolling Stone described it as, “breathtaking.” Produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings and recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A, By The Way, I Forgive You includes ten new songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/14: KISS ME, KATE Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 14, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Valentine's Day! Before you spend the day with the one you love, catch up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Julia Gytri & Avi Amon (book, music and lyrics), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (book, music and lyrics), Andy Roninson (music and lyrics), and Ben Wexler (music and lyrics). Four prestigious grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $50,000, will be presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

Open Stage Presents The Good At Heart Celebration & Awards March 17th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Open Stage of Harrisburg celebrates the 20th anniversary of presenting the play The Diary of Anne Frank with a fundraiser and awards ceremony, The Good at Heart Celebration & Awards, on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at The Scottish Rite Cathedral. The 33-year-old professional theatre company has presented the important play to nearly 35,000 students over the past 20 seasons. (more...)

Sydney's Genesian Theatre Presents ENRIGHT ON THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Sydney's Genesian Theatre has announced an all-female cast for its forthcoming tribute to the late playwright and lyricist, Nick Enright - Enright On The Night. Enright On The Night is devised by David Mitchell and Melvyn Morrow. The pair were actually introduced to each other by Enright and have devised the show especially for the Genesian Theatre, where Enright made his debut at the tender age of 21. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) TV One's joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins, Chairman and CEO of TV One. The winners will be revealed during the Two-Hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (more...)

Maggie Smith Will Return to The Stage In A GERMAN LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Maggie Smith will return to the London stage for the first time in twelve years in A German Life, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from The Life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017). Maggie Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel. (more...)

BWW Review: Scandalous Fantasies Meet the Sting of Reality in Kristin Heckler's EXPOSED
by Kristen Morale - Feb 13, 2019

Directed/conceived by Heckler and written in collaboration with Jacob Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi and Pauline Sherrow, Recognize Theatre presents Exposed - now in performances at the MCS Theatre. It is the kind of show that raises eyebrows for some and brings others to ponder what it would be like to release the sexual "freak" within. Lauren, a college freshman and aspiring doctor, soon finds herself a porn star who not only tests the boundaries of her insatiable sexuality, but also those of what we consider societal norms in Heckler's enlightening play (more...)

Mona Mansour's UNSEEN To Be Featured As Geva's Plays In Progress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Geva Theatre Center unveils the play chosen for Plays in Progress 2019 to be held in the Fielding Stage at 7pm on February 25. Plays in Progress are vibrant and innovative plays by some of the most exciting playwrights working today. Through Geva's Plays in Progress program, writers can hear their work performed, discuss the play with the audience and then continue to work on the play to its next level. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces 19-20 Season, Includes New Delray Beach Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Palm Beach Opera revealed the 2019-2020 season at its annual season reveal event on Feb. 4, announcing three mainstage operas and an added production starring the company's artists in residence to be performed in Delray Beach. (more...)

HAMILTON Exhibition Opens Apr. 27 In Chicago; Tickets On Sale Feb. 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The world-premiere of  HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, scheduled to debut in Chicago  on Northerly Island (1535 S. Linn White Drive) this spring, has announced a new opening with its first public admissions now set for April 27.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Scott Moreau in Late and Alone: An Intimate Portrait of Johnny Cash on April 2nd, 2019 at 9:30 PM. Using anecdotes from Johnny's autobiography, multiple interviews, live concerts and documentaries, Scott tells Johnny's story with the artist's own words and songs. Featuring more than 20 songs from Johnny's 40+ years in the music business , Scott creates a stripped down look into The Life of this American icon.  (more...)

UT Dance Repertory Theatre Presents FORTITUDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Under the artistic direction of Andrea Beckham and Erica Gionfriddo, Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fortitude, a concert celebrating the enduring spirit of dance and the strength of those called to it as a field. Fortitude features work by renowned guest artists, faculty and students as well as the annual presentation of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission. (more...)

State Theatre Favorite The Fab Faux Returns On March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band and State Theatre audience favorite returns performing a hodgepodge of Beatles' hits! With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MEAN GIRLS. And More Announced For Broadway In San Diego Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

A Nederlander Presentation is thrilled to announce the 2019-2020 season -full of Broadway's biggest shows currently dazzling audiences in New York, all coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre, and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union. (more...)

Harry Belafonte Tribute Concert Announced At Aaron Davis Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Audiences will have another chance to celebrate The Life of the trailblazing entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte with artists who knew him well, as the uplifting  and dynamic concert "Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte" returns to Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.  Presented by City College of the Arts (CCCA), the musical tribute on the icon's 92nd birthday will feature songs from the Belafonte songbook performed by members of the Belafonte Alumni Group, a collection of artists who have performed with the star for decades. Vocalists Ty Stephens and Branice McKenzie as well as keyboardist and longtime Belafonte musical director Richard Cummings Jr. will be among the performers. (more...)

JUST IMAGINE The Life And Music Of John Lennon Starring Tim Piper Comes to El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

3000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions presents JUST IMAGINE, The Life and music of John Lennon starring Tim Piper at the historic El Portal Debbie Reynolds Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 2 show only engagement will be presented Saturday March 16, 2019. (more...)

Off Broadway Irondale Ensemble Presents 20 Performances Of Brecht
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Irondale Ensemble, an immersive home for theater, will premiere its 2019 headlining work, The Life of Galileo, February 13-March 9, 2019. Galileo is the first of a 3-part Bertolt Brecht series Brecht in Exile. Mother Courage and Her Children (1943) and The Good Person of Szechuan (1941) will be presented over the next few seasons. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO, DOLLY! Announced Broadway In Austin 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts is thrilled to announce it's 2019-20 Season; the ONLY national touring Broadway series in Austin.  'We're amid an amazing 2018-19 season, and Broadway in Austin has done it again - blending a season of favorite gems with new powerful, moving and just plain fun shows sure to become favorites.  I can't wait!' states Rachel Durkin-Drga, Texas Performing Arts Senior Associate Director. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

In celebration of its 50th anniversary as it's poised for a major capital redevelopment project of its current site, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) is taking it to the streets with a robust season of programming and partnerships that transcends the walls of its building. As a cultural anchor in Harlem for the last half century, NBT has been at the forefront of transforming lives and community through the power of theater. Through its new program, NBT Beyond Walls, the institution will now produce activities citywide, nationally and internationally. Highlights of NBT's 50th season include partnerships and programming with Carnegie Hall, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the World Famous Apollo Theater; the national tour of the critically acclaimed one-woman show The Peculiar Patriot; and the ongoing cultural exchange with the international sister institution, the National Black Theatre of Sweden, established in Stockholm in November 2018. Founded in 1968, the oldest continually run Black theater in New York City and one of America's longest continually operated theaters run by women of color will celebrate its half-century mark through October 2019. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Comes to People's Light This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

People's Light presents Nina Simone: Four Women, a new music-filled play featuring hits like 'Sinnerman,' 'I Loves You Porgy,' and 'To Be Young, Gifted, and Black' performed by an all-star female cast. The play opens on legendary songstress Nina Simone in the moment she learns of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, the event that shifted her career from nightclub singer to Civil Rights activist. Nina Simone: Four Women makes its regional premiere on the Leonard C. Haas Stage from February 27 through March 31. Tickets range from $30-$50. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.   (more...)

Hostos Center Presents UrbanTheater Company In Marco Rodriguez' ASHES OF LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

A mother's love knows no boundaries... After a five-year self-imposed absence, Julio Cesar, a young man with a buried secret, returns home after the death of his father.  Over the course of two evenings, mother and son, two estranged generations of Dominicans living on New York's Upper West Side, attempt to rekindle the love and appreciation for each other and their roots. However, unexpected revelations threaten to destroy an already thin bond between mother and child in Dominican-American Marco Antonio Rodriguez's riveting award-winning comedy/drama Ashes of Light  ("La Luz de un Cigarrillo") performed in English (sprinkled with Spanish) for the first time in New York.  (more...)

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Announces 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 33rd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 27-31, 2019, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene. (more...)

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