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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Orpheum
by Chris Miritello - Nov 30, 2018

There is probably little to say or write about Les Miserables that has not already been said or written. Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical, based on Victor Hugo's equally epic 1862 novel, first captured audiences' imaginations as a concept piece in France in 1980. Since the reimagined English language version starring Colm Wilkinson and Patti LuPone premiered in London in 1985, productions, special concert events and revivals have sprung up throughout the world, including on Broadway, where the show's original run lasted over 16 years and it has twice been revived. Les Miserables has also been adapted for film, including the 2012 musical version, which starred the likes of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne, and garnered Anne Hathaway an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Indeed, after more than 30 years as part of our cultural lexicon, Les Miserables remains a musical theater juggernaut, whose enduring themes of redemption, loyalty and love, incredible score and sheer longevity imbue it with an unmatched sense of gravitas. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's VOLTA is Athletic But Not Particularly Moving
by Robert Sokol - Nov 30, 2018

Volta, the latest Cirque du Soleil tour never stints on athleticism but leaves your breath mostly untaken and your heartstrings unplucked. (more...)

Mister Tom Musick's Free EP DON'T MIND THE DUST Out 11/30, Final 2018 Show 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Mister Tom Musick is touched by your concern and consternation, and he appreciates your morbid fascination, but there's nothing to be done for him now. The bloom is off the rose, the hour late. He's been licked by the flames of love; he's been Merloted, Bordeauxed and Shirazzled. The bright dreams of his youth have burned away. And he's the first to admit that he's got no gallant horse to ride; no hopes or ropes to fling you. (more...)

BWW Review: CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL: JAPAN + EAST ASIA Sets the Bar & Demonstrates a New Vocabulary
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jan 9, 2019

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BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 9, 2019

Based on Sholem Aleichem's series of short stories about Tevye the Dairyman, Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, a poor milkman who lives in pre-revolutionary Russia with his wife and five daughters. Among the traditions in their little village of Anatevka, the matchmaker arranges a match between a boy and a girl, and the father must approve the arranged marriage. However, Tevye must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three eldest daughters who wish to marry for love and outside influences of the Tsar who intrude upon his village. (more...)

The Point Continues Its Successful Accessible Cinema Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

This spring The Point, Eastleigh continues to programme its successful Accessible Cinema; the venue's affordable, inclusive film series that creates a tailored cinematic experience for all. (more...)

SMART LOVE Opens In Los Angeles January 12th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

LA Drama Critics Circle Award Winning Director Elina de Santos helms the contemporary comedy SMART LOVE opening January 12th at Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles. The west coast premiere marks the second professionally produced full length play by writer/actor Brian Letscher. This and Letscher's previous work, WHEN The Lights COME ON, premiered at Jeff Daniels' The Purple Rose Theatre Company. (more...)

LA GIOCONDA Comes to La Monnaie
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Amilcare Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda (no link whatsoever with the painting in the Louvre) is one of those works too rarely represented despite its obvious qualities. Once the most successful opera between Verdi's Aida (1871) and Otello (1887), it is now considered a work stylistically so heterogeneous and both vocally and scenically so demanding that few opera houses try their hand at it. La Monnaie takes on the challenge and invites conductor Paolo Carignani and stage director Olivier Py to revive the whole grand opera behind 'The Dance of the Hours'. (more...)

World Premiere Of TO ALL THE LIGHTS IN THE WINDOWS Comes to Loft Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces the world premiere of TO ALL The Lights IN THE WINDOWS, written by Chris Haas and directed by Mitch Rosander. (more...)

A.R.T Announces January/February OBERON Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announces January and February 2019 programming at OBERON, its club-style theater space for cutting-edge performance and a thriving incubator for local and emerging artists. Upcoming events include A.R.T Breakout, Live @ OBERON, and Afterglow @ OBERON series, A.R.T. presentations, and independently produced events. (more...)

Victoria Valentine: Paranormal Investigator Comes to the Hatbox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

Ghost Ship Radio will bring Victoria Valentine: Paranormal Investigator to the Hatbox Theatre on January 27th, March 24th, and May 26th for Sunday Matinee showings at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students, and $12 for senior members. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/16: Broadway Mourns Carol Channing, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 16, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! We've got your top Broadway news to get you through hump day! (more...)

BWW Review: A PERMANENT IMAGE Is A Poignant Yet Eye-Opening View On Death
by Ilana Lifshitz - Jan 16, 2019

I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into Friday night when I went and saw the opening night of A PERMANENT IMAGE (written by Samuel D. Hunter) at Skiptown Playhouse in Hollywood. I read the small synopsis I found online where it said, 'A PERMANENT IMAGE is a darkly comedic look at fraught family dynamics that dares to ask the question, 'Can death actually bring life together?'' Mind you, I had realized 12 hours prior to curtain it was the fifth anniversary of my grandmother's death. 'Was this the best thing sit through?' I asked myself. And you know what? The play may have started off a bit rocky but it blossomed into a beautiful representation of death. (more...)

BWW Review: WALTZ OF THE HOMMELETTES, Barbican Centre
by Louis Train - Jan 16, 2019

A bird, a bunny, and a baby; a shoemaker and a clock and a critter on a walk. Waltz of the Hommelettes is a breezy, charming distraction of a play, 50 minutes of children's illustrations brought to life through costume, props, and puppetry. (more...)

Bay Area Theater Community To Dim Its Lights In Honor Of San Francisco's Own Carol Channing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Bay Area theater community will honor the life and career of theatrical legend and San Francisco local treasure, Carol Channing, with the dimming of The Lights on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. PST for one minute. This will echo Wednesday's dimming of The Lights of Broadway theaters in New York. American Conservatory Theater, Curran, Feinstein's at the Nikko, and Lowell High School will participate, and with Theatre Bay Area and its 300 theater company members, other theaters throughout the Bay Area will pay tribute to Channing throughout the day, shining a light on her marque performances over social media. (more...)

All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights for Carol Channing Jan. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Carol Channing, a Tony Award winner and theatrical legend, who passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at age 97. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim The Lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 16 at exactly 7:45pm.  (more...)

Seats Donated To Regional Theatres As Part Of Theatre Royal Drury Lane Renovation Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

From ghosts to regicide plots, WWII bombs to the birth of musical theatre, the hallowed halls of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Theatre Royal Drury Lane have almost seen it all. Now over 1000 of the theatre's iconic auditorium seats will find new homes in three regional volunteer-run venues as part of its £45 million revival. (more...)

BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Old Log Theatre
by Brett Burger - Jan 14, 2019

As 2018 wrapped up, I was able to sneak in one final show. That show was my 55th show that I saw this year and it was at the lovely Old Log Theatre. This show is one that I've heard of many many times but had never gotten the chance to read or even see produced. I was beyond thrilled to finally see the farcical comedy Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig. (more...)

BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID at The Palace Teater
by Scott Rawson - Jan 14, 2019

It's Saturday afternoon; a couple of drinks and a decent night's rest have transpired since I saw Forever Plaid at The Palace Theater, and I still can't get Sh-boom Sh-boom out of my head. (more...)

Review: NISKAVUORI'S HETA at Theatre Jurkka
by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 12, 2019

Niskavuori's Heta is utterly great, captivating and concerted performance that celebrates the importance of the story and text in a play, topped up with flexible, talented actors. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES: TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - Jan 11, 2019

Jacksonville was blown away by the Tenth Anniversary Tour of Rock of Ages. The musical that tells the story of a bunch of dreamers on the Sunset strip, that are trying to make it big in the rock-n-roll world. Following the adventures of love, heartbreak, defeat, stardom, and the fight to keep rock-n-roll alive as a father-son team wants to destroy the Boulevard and turn it into multiple shopping centers. The musical showcases hit songs from the late 80's such as "Don't Stop Believin'", "Here I Go Again", "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", and so many more! Rock of Ages captivated every single audience member and connected us all through iconic songs and entertaining stories! (more...)

True North Theatre Announces New Tour Of Their Production Of AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

True North Theatre, which brings award-winning, high-quality theater directly to audiences, especially to those with little access to the wealth of the arts, is proud to announce a new tour of their production, An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare. True North toured this production previously in fall 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLIDAY POPS at Fort Wayne Philharmonic at the Embassy Theatre
by Jen Poiry - Dec 9, 2018

The wait is finally over. One of Fort Wayne's favorite holiday traditions, the Holiday Pops, is back at the Embassy Theatre. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic's two-week, five-performance event doesn't disappoint. (more...)

BWW Review: WINTER WONDERETTES at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - Dec 9, 2018

WINDER WONDERETTES is playwright Roger Bean's new sequel to his previous hit jukebox musical comedy The Marvelous Wonderettes, which the Castle Craig Players produced last year.  The same brilliant director Ian Galligan brings back the same four extremely talented actresses who gel together with tighter harmonies and stronger stage chemistry than many touring bands have ever attained.  Chelsea Dacey, Emma Czaplinski, Jessica Engster, and Jennifer Del Sole reprise their roles of Suzy, Missy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou, respectively.  Musical director Chris Coffee leads the three piece backstage live band that accompanies the singers, enhancing the quality of this show that is marvelous all around with excellent acting, singing, dancing, and stage antics. (more...)

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Arden Theatre Co.
by Alyssa Biederman - Dec 7, 2018

Bold choices. Beautiful staging. This is Arden Theatre Company's production of A Doll's House Part 2. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Dec 6, 2018

Carol Burnett has a way with people. She befriends you immediately, puts you at ease and opens up her heart to a candid conversation. What you see is what you get and fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with this cherished living legend during her upcoming tour, An Evening of Laughter and Reflection, Where the Audience Asks the Questions. This show has Miss Burnett doing what she does best - connecting with her audience. Besides taking questions, she will be showing clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. 'I love the spontaneity of these evenings,' said Carol. (more...)

BWW Review: Lauren Jauregui Makes Crowd Go Wild at Pop-Up Performance
by Danielle Taylor - Dec 6, 2018

It was a loud and wild experience at Lauren Jauregui's pop-up show on Nov. 17 in New York City. Fans showed up quite early despite the cold weather conditions to make sure they got that front row spot. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tree Lighting Skate-tacular At Bryant Park Winter Village
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Last night,?Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park was buzzing with festive cheer at the annual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular.? (more...)

Bryan Ferry Announces Special Guest Juanita Stein On Australian & New Zealand Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Frontier Touring is pleased to announce that Australian singer Juanita Stein will be joining one of Britain's most iconic and sophisticated names Bryan Ferry as special guest on his upcoming Australia and New Zealand tour in February and March 2019, eight years since his last tour down under. (more...)

Patrons Ask For Refunds Following 'Terrible' Performance of THE WIZ in Louisville
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 5, 2018

A recent performance of The Wiz at Brown Theatre in Louisville had patrons asking for a refund, according to Courier Journal. (more...)

The Golden Dragon Acrobats Come to Popejoy Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

The Golden Dragon Acrobats return to Popejoy on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 pm. As one of China's finest touring acrobatic companies, the troupe's performance embodies centuries of traditional art. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RUNNER is a Haunting Look Into Human Goodness
by Isabella Perrone - Dec 4, 2018

Written by Christopher Morris following years of research in Israel, directed by Daniel Brooks, and produced by Human Cargo with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille, THE RUNNER is an intimate look into the life of Jakob (Gord Rand), a member of the Jewish crisis-response team ZAKA. (more...)

Due To Popular Demand, Quintessence Theatre Group's OLIVER! Has Extended
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Quintessence Theatre Group's production of Lionel Bart's beloved musical Oliver! is extending its Philadelphia run. Adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, the production will play at Mt. Airy's Sedgwick Theatre now through December 30, 2018. The tale about finding hope and a chosen family in the bleakest of situations started performances on November 14, 2018. (more...)

Dr. David Jeremiah Brings The Broadway Christmas Performance 'Make The Season Bright' To New York City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Pastor, Bible teacher, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated TV and radio host, Dr. David Jeremiah, along with a number of special guests, will herald in the holiday season with Make the Season Bright, a one day only, Broadway performance spectacular in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON a Raucous Romp Through Religion Opens at the Music Hall
by Steve Wilson - Dec 28, 2018

Remember turning off The Lights and not answering the door when the men in white shirts and a tie rang the doorbell wanting to give you that free book and tell you about their religion. No need to shut off The Lights and run and hide when these men appear at the Music Hall. Yes, they do want to spread their faith with THE BOOK OF MORMON, the hilarious musical comedy now playing at the Kansas City Music Hall through Sunday, December 30. (more...)

Debut of the Month: Once Upon a December Debut - ANASTASIA's Cody Simpson
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 27, 2018

In our December Debut of the Month, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson speaks to BroadwayWorld about making the transition from arena rock concert to The Lights of Broadway in ANASTASIA! (more...)

BWW Feature: College of the Desert Alum Is Raising Funds to Perform in the Next UP WITH PEOPLE Tour
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 24, 2018

Alisha Bates, from La Quinta, is planning to sing and dance from California to Europe, as part of the January 2019 UP WITH PEOPLE six-month tour. She is currently trying to raise the final $3000 to participate. (more...)

DANIEL'S HUSBAND Stars Feature On 50th Episode Of Podcast ADD THIS TO YOUR LIST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Ryan Spahn and Matthew Montelongo, the stars of the Off-Broadway play 'Daniel's Husband,' are featured in an interview in the 50th episode of the entertainment podcast 'Add This To Your List,' available now for free on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. (more...)

BWW Review: Jaclynn Jutting's Direction of a Remarkable Cast Makes Actor's Bridge's THE WOLVES The Show to See
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 2, 2018

In a production that almost didn't happen - it was upended by college administrators' fear of the power of the words found in DeLappe's stunning script - The Wolves is a play about the evolution of a group of nine young women who find themselves together every Saturday morning for a soccer match at an indoor facility in some unspecified locale that could be in New York, California or even Tennessee (or any place in between), during which they reveal themselves and their lives in a no-holds-barred conversation that allows audiences an unfettered view of whatever happens to be on their minds at any given moment. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE BETSY CARMICHAEL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
by Mark C. Lloyd - Dec 19, 2018

BWW Interview: THE BETSY CARMICHAEL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (more...)

BWW Interview: John Adkison brings Walter Hobbs to life in ELF THE MUSICAL Coming to New Orleans Tonight!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 18, 2018

Grab your candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup! Buddy the Elf is coming to New Orleans and he's bringing all of his friends and family with him! ELF THE MUSICAL, based off of the beloved Christmas movie Elf starring Will Ferrell, has been turned into a musical and it's headed to the Big Easy this week. ELF tells the story of Buddy, a human baby who sneaks into Santa's sack one night and is raised by the elves at the North Pole. When it becomes obvious to Buddy that he doesn't belong, Santa decides it's time for Buddy to journey to New York City to find his biological father, Walter Hobbs, and to get to know his family. Hilarity and Christmas cheer ensues, of course. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Under The Stars' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a Spectacular Storybook Come to Life
by Audrey Morabito - Dec 17, 2018

Theatre Under the Stars' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic storybook tale vibrantly come to life in every aspect. From the captivating scenic design, to the brilliant costuming, to the songs that prompted many to sing along quietly to themselves in the audience, this 'tale as old as time' is a glorious re-imagination of the production that Theatre Under the Stars premiered for the first time 25 years ago in collaboration with Disney Theatrical Productions. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS Brings Panto Tradition to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 17, 2018

Audiences have until next Sunday - December 23, to be precise - to experience what is likely to become a Music City holiday tradition: Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theatre. A somewhat Americanized version of a peculiarly British seasonal entertainment, aka "panto," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell is a winning blend of theater, Christmas pageant, vaudeville and British music hall all rolled into one bright, shiny, kind of weird, but altogether fun and rather unique holiday-themed package that's a welcome addition to yuletide revelry. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE BLOOD at Aux Dog Theatre
by Zoe Burke - Dec 16, 2018

'I don't think the world likes women much,' Hester La Negrita says to her case worker during the first act of Aux Dog's production of Suzan Lori-Parks's In The Blood. The play (which drew connections to the #metoo movement, as pointed out in a program note from Artistic Director Victoria J Liberatori) was a harrowing and emotional study in the ways in which a disadvantaged woman can be abused by the system that is, theoretically, in place to help her. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Holiday Season Offering of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 14, 2018

Before Broadway comes calling for Hatty Ryan King, the young Nashville actress with an enviable resume (the Lipscomb University sophomore is a Spotlight Award winner, was a finalist for The Jimmy Award, has worked with theater companies both community-oriented and professional and has proven herself a capable leading player along the way), you might want to get your tickets to see her onstage in Studio Tenn's ambitious, if woefully uneven, holiday season offering of Beauty and The Beast. In a role that could have been written for her, King shines as Belle, the ambitious and eager to learn and to embrace change young woman who is the heroine of the musical which features a score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton. (more...)

Three Dogs Selected To Replace 19-year Old Retiree In Festival Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The search is over.  Three very special dogs - Teddy, Phoebe, and Bronx -  have been selected as the newest additions to the cast of Festival Ballet  Providence's The Nutcracker at PPAC. (more...)

BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse Sends SANDERS FAMILY Off With Heartfelt Emotion
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 13, 2018

Growing up in a small Southern town with fewer than 1,000 people, the prevalent thoughts tend to be centered on how to get out of that stifling, archly conservative community, in order to search for the proverbial greener pastures and to find like-minded people who will make you feel more "at home" with yourself and in your own skin. While that may well be the honest-to-God true story of my youth, nonetheless it always startles me when my emotions are stirred up by a stage musical set in the years long before my birth, with a show that fairly reverberates with the heart and soul, memories and nostalgia usually associated with a trip back home. (more...)

Dayton Celebrates The Brilliance of Black Dance with 50 World Class Performances in Three Days
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Dayton-area audiences will be in for a treat when the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) partners with local favorite Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) to present a dazzling array of dance performances by many of the leading Black dance companies from the U.S. and abroad, January 24-26, 2019 at multiple venues throughout the city. (more...)

BWW Review: A Journey to the Happiest Moments of Your Life, THE STORY OF MY LIFE at Baekam Art Hall
by Da Young Leem - Dec 11, 2018

As The Lights of the audience dim out, the audience on the first floor can hear small footsteps behind them. As the footsteps come closer, voices of children ring out and break the silence. 'People say nice things when you die.' 'They call it a eulogy.' 'Hey, I'll do yours if you do mine!' 'How's that going to work?' 'Oh, right... How about whichever comes first? Deal?' 'If I say yes, can I go?' 'Yes.' (more...)

Gabby Beans, Marceline Hugot, and Ismenia Mendes Join Cast of MARYS SEACOLE at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 has announced that Gabby Beans, Marceline Hugot, and Ismenia Mendes will join Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Karen Kandel, and Lucy Taylor for the world premiere of MARYS SEACOLE, a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).  MARYS SEACOLE will begin performances Saturday evening, February 9 and run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 24.  Opening night is Monday, February 25. (more...)

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