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BWW Review: DOUBT, A PARABLE, Southwark Playhouse
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 9, 2017

When Sister Aloysius (Stella Gonet), St. Nicholas Church School's conservative and distrusting principal, learns from Sister James (Clare Latham) that Father Flynn (Jonathan Chambers) had a one-on-one meeting with Donald Muller - the first and only African-American pupil of the school - she is immediately alarmed, believing sexual misconduct must have occurred. (more...)

BWW Review: Servant Stage Goes AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 9, 2017

Mark Brown's stage adaptation of the Jules Verne classic races across the stage with local favorite Dan Deal playing Phileas Fogg, the adventurer hero. (more...)

Inti-Illimani Returns to Harris Center for 50th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The music of Inti-Illimani has intoxicated audiences around the world. Harris Center is honored to present the return of this beloved and legendary Chilean ensemble in the year of their 50th birthday. (more...)

'Six-String Siren' Diana Rein Brings One-Woman Show to The Other Door
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The 'Six-String Siren,' Diana Rein, brings her One-Woman Show to The Other Door, 10437 Burbank Ave., Thursday, September 14. Showtime: 8:00pm. Tickets: $5.00. Info: (818) 508-7008 or https://www.theotherdoorbar.com/. (more...)

BWW Review: ArtsWest's THE WHO AND THE WHAT Doesn't Connect with the Who or the What
by Jay Irwin - Sep 8, 2017

Playwright Ayad Akhtar is one of the darlings of contemporary theater with his Pulitzer Prize winning play "Disgraced" as well as his acclaimed "The Invisible Hand" (my favorite of his) getting production after production around the world. He manages to take on seriously hot button topics and expose them with rich and engaging characters and his "The Who and the What", currently playing at ArtsWest and co-produced with Pratidhwani, is no exception. But his shows are by no means bulletproof. These characters need to be performed with engagement so they really connect with the issues and each other and as a result with the audience and that's where the ArtsWest production fails. They don't fail completely but enough that what could have been a searing social-political family drama comes across like a tepid sit-com. (more...)

Eljuri 'BangBang' Music Video Premieres Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Today, singer-songwriter, guitarist and 'artivist' Cecilia Villar Eljuri releases her powerful new music video, BangBang. Witnessing the chaos and brutality inflicted on global citizens motivated Eljuri to write this anti-gun violence song. (more...)

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA an Epic Pilgrimage For Us All at fortyfive Downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - Sep 8, 2017

Some argue it is the epic play of our generation, an iconoclast of politics, existentialism and the last health crisis to impact the modern world indiscriminate of race, class or religion. Tony Kushner's opus Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes premiered in 1991 and opened on Broadway in 1993. It became a cult classic: turned into a miniseries and several highly successful remounts, the latest of which is being raved about as you read this; the National Theatre in London's production starring Hollywood hero and homo-controversy-courting treasure Andrew Garfield. (more...)

VIBRANT 2017 to Return for Ninth Consecutive Year at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, performing on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26 October 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Fire, Fury, and Painful Memories Drive Wilson's JITNEY
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 7, 2017

BNS Productions has assembled a strong, deep, and engaging cast for August Wilson's JITNEY, and director Corlis Hayes keeps it chugging at a rush-hour pace. (more...)

Review Roundup: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller plays at American Players Theatre's Touchstone Theatre until October 22, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

BWW Review: The Houston Ballet's season opener MAYERLING Brings Drama to Life at The HOBBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by Gary Laird - Sep 24, 2017

The Houston Ballet's season opener MAYERLING Brings Drama to Life at The HOBBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Sep 24, 2017

A spectacular performance with first rate acting, singing, directing, choreography, and lighting brings a classic story to the stage, a story that touches on the equal humanity of all people, and the call to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every one of God's children, demonstrating that truth by treating each other with love and decency. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME can have a far reaching positive impact on its audience members and is highly recommended. (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Alistair Wilkinson's Nominations
by Alistair Wilkinson - Sep 23, 2017

BWW reviewer Alistair Wilkinson puts forward his nominations for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. Presents the Houston Premiere of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Horse Head Theatre Co.'s (HH) Houston Premiere of SONIC LIFE... by Toshiki Okada will be presented at Near Northside Studios (NeNo), 1506 Lorraine Street from November 3 - 18, 2017. All performances will begin at 8pm. Concessions sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewery, Mid State Wine & Liquor and Frost Bank. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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Industry Editor Exclusive: The Rise and Fall of Cirque du Soleil on Broadway
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Sep 20, 2017

The early success of Disney on Broadway led other successful entertainment companies to believe that conquering the Great White Way possibly was not that hard. But, as Warner Bros' first foray into the lead producing game, LESTAT, proved, it's not as easy as opening and tossing some money at marketing. And now, after a sole Broadway show, PARAMOUR, Cirque du Soleil has essentially shuttered its theatrical division, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. A spokesperson for Cirque confirmed that former head Scott Zeiger is no longer with the company. (more...)

Moores Opera Center Launches 2017-18 Season With WHAT'S OPERA DUCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The University of Houston Moores Opera Center puts a new spin on Bugs Bunny and opera with WHAT'S OPERA DUCK, playing tonight at Mucky Duck. (more...)

BWW Review: The Story of THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT Gets Lost in this Underwhelming Production at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 20, 2017

In 1914, hundreds of British subjects of the Sikh faith were not allowed off of the boat they traveled to Canada on, and denied entry at the Vancouver harbour based on xenophobia and racist immigration policies. This story of the people aboard the Komagata Maru is an important part of Canadian history to be remembered and an important story to tell. The story is told on stage this season at the Stratford Festival in THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT written by Sharon Pollock and directed by Keira Loughran. Unfortunately, the choices made in the way the story is told, cause the power of its message to not resonate nearly as much as it should be resonating at a time when it is so incredibly relevant in society. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Opens 2017-18 Classic Season with Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Beauty, powerful rhythmic energy and breathless joy all describe the program that the Pasadena Symphony has planned to open its 89th Season with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. This not-to-be-missed season opener will also feature the world premiere of Ichabod! The Protest Is Over by James Lee III. (more...)

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT
by Misha Davenport - Sep 19, 2017

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT (more...)

BWW Review: A LIE OF THE MIND at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Sep 18, 2017

A Lie Of The Mind by Sam Shepard and directed by Cinnamon Shultz now showing at the KCAT City Theater at Union Station in Kansas City. A richly character driven story provides audiences with a roller coaster emotional ride in a poignant story of love, abuse, and forgiveness. KCAT's ensemble gives a touching performance with memorable characters now through the 1st of Oct., 2017 (more...)

HBO2 to Air Encore of All Episodes of BIG LITTLE LIES, 9/21
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Emmy-awarding winning BIG LITTLE LIES receives an encore play of all seven episodes back-to-back on HBO2 this Thursday, Sept. 21, starting at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

DAEDALUS' DAUGHTER Comes to Bootleg 9/21 - 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Bootleg Theater presents the world premiere of Daedalus' Daughter, by Carol Katz, in association with Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, an original movement theatre piece for five performers. Opening on Thursday, September 21st and running through Saturday, September 30, 2017, Daedalus' Daughter uses the Greek myth of Daedalus and his son Icarus as its primary metaphor for mental illness: the story of struggle, escape, flight and falling, as told from The Point of view of an imagined female figure Daedalus' daughter. (more...)

BWW Review: TOPLESS: THE PATH TO EXTINCTION, Live At Zédel
by Alistair Wilkinson - Sep 18, 2017

Seduction, sleaze and farce are just a few words to describe TOPLESS: The Path to Extinction. The mysterious night creatures GINGZILLA and Cazeleon hatched onto the East London night scene a few years ago, and are quickly rising as a favourite in the cabaret circuit both in the UK and internationally. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Play House opens 2017-2018 with entertaining "Shakespeare in Love"
by Roy Berko - Sep 18, 2017

Cleveland Play House opens 2017-2018 with entertaining Shakespeare in Love (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Presented With Heart and Humour, Hope Rises Out Of Bleak Existence In THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Jade Kops - Sep 17, 2017

In the tradition of resorting to humour to handle weighty and desperate situations, Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE considers the hope that can come from having the right outlook when life keeps throwing setbacks and challenges. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - Sep 17, 2017

Fourteen years after it premiered on Broadway, WICKED was shockingly timely and far more substantive that I was expecting. And, it was bizarre how much it seemed to reflect certain current events. (more...)

BWW Review: RULES FOR LIVING, Royal and Derngate
by Verity Wilde - Sep 17, 2017

A family Christmas hurtles towards disaster with hilarious consequences in RULES FOR LIVING at Royal and Derngate in Northampton ahead of a national tour. (more...)

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Now Playing at Westport Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

A View from the Bridge, by American playwright Arthur Miller, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances through October 1st. John Atkin directs the WCT production, which is produced by Cindy Hartog. (more...)

BWW Review: Village's INTO THE WOODS Has Moments in the Woods but No Connections
by Jay Irwin - Sep 16, 2017

I'll admit, Dear Readers, that when I saw the cast list for Village Theatre's current production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic Into the Woods I was quite excited. It was (and is) quite a list of powerhouse talent and not the usual suspects for a Village show. But Sondheim's show, as much as it's done by every professional house, community theater, or school is by no means a bulletproof show and something egregious must have happened (or didn't happen) between then and now as the production I saw last night, while technically good with well sung songs lacked any kind of emotional resonance, heart, stakes, or even connection between the characters. And for a show like this, pretty singing is not enough. (more...)

R&B Singer Taliwhoah! Releases New Single 'Meds'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Now Taliwhoah presents her follow-up single 'Meds', which is an up-tempo piece of hazy R&B, pop, dancehall and electronica. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming Meta Journey with KING OF THE YEES at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 15, 2017

It's a world we may not know much about, that of old school Chinatown, with their family associations and insider customs. Hell, Lauren Yee grew up in this world and even she seems to be cut off from it and her Father Larry Yee runs the Yee Family Association. But that's The Point of her play King of the Yees currently playing at ACT. Bur before you think this is another one of those dreadful family therapy on stage shows (and you know how I loathe those, Dear Readers) the show, with its quick witty dialog goes to a delightful meta and eventually metaphysical place making it an absolute joy. (more...)

BWW Review: Nothing is Everything in Soulpepper's WAITING FOR GODOT
by Taylor Long - Sep 15, 2017

Beckett's masterpiece, WAITING FOR GODOT proves its relevance in Soulpepper's riveting revival, opening their 2017-18 season. GODOT's structure, atmosphere and design plays like a contemplation on mindfulness - a search for meaning, in the seemingly meaningless. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

San Jose Stage Company Artistic Director Randall King today announced the Company's 35th season. The Stage's 35th theatrical season is a benchmark of the region's live professional theater King said .a celebration we could not have realized without the tremendous patronage we continually experience. The Stage was founded 35 years ago with the mission of producing new works by emerging and established playwrights that explore the human condition. In celebration of their anniversary The Stage presents five works that contribute thoroughly to that mission. Audiences will be prompted to reflect on the polarity of emotions with each piece bringing its own unique analysis on the dividing lines of the human condition. When does pleasure become pain? Love become regret? Good become evil? (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautifully-Acted Tragedy Of Ideas: SALLY McCOY at Cohesion Theatre
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 15, 2017

Sally, as realized by Katherine Vary, is amazing to watch, as she constantly calculates what tactic, rhetorical, pugilistic, or personal, to employ next. When her bag of tricks appears empty to us, and apparently empty to her for a moment, she keeps coming up with one more and you can see her own delight and relief at her creativity as she yet again digs up something else. (more...)

Tove Styrke Debuts New Single 'Mistakes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, Swedish recording artist Tove Styrke has released a brand new single 'Mistakes' along with the lyric video. Co-written and produced by fellow Swede Elof Loelv (Rihanna, Zara Larsson, Icona Pop), 'Mistakes is available now at all digital retail providers via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. (more...)

Luca Veggetti's LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT Set for Japan Society's NOH-NOW Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

As part of Japan Society's Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Performing Arts Season, the Society presents the North American premiere of Left-Right-Left, directed and choreographed by Luca Veggetti. (more...)

Musical Duo Aly & AJ Release Bewitching Video for 'Take Me'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Musical duo, Aly & AJ, who have sold over 2 million records worldwide, recently returned after a 10 year musical hiatus, with new track, 'Take Me'. (more...)

Netflix Gives 10-Episode Season Two Order for Hit Series ATYPICAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

ATYPICAL has been renewed by Netflix with an increased 10-episode second season. Atypical was created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace). (more...)

Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles, and Adam Garcia to Star in the West End Premiere of THE EXORCIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier. (more...)

Jason Manford Leads String of Stand-Up at The Point, Eastleigh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

This autumn The Point presents some of the UK's best touring comedians including satirical comedy and traditional stand-up. (more...)

BWW Review: DERREN BROWN: UNDERGROUND, Playhouse Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Sep 13, 2017

Do you have a secret? Can you keep that secret? If you answered yes and are going to Derren Brown: Underground, think again. Derren Brown probably knows it already. The tricks may stay the same in this 'Best of' show, but with new audiences and new secrets, anything can happen. Although with Brown, only two things really can: what he wants to, and pure magic. (more...)

The Latin Recording Academy to Honor Lucecita Benitez & More with the Lifetime Achieveme
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Latin Recording Academy announced today Lucecita Ben tez, Jo o Bosco, Ilan Chester, Victor Heredia, Los Del R o (Antonio Romero Monge and Rafael Ruiz Perdigones), Guadalupe Pineda, and Cuco Valoy will receive the this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

SevenRooms, A Reservation, Seating & Guest Management Platform, Announces Roll Out Of System Across 70+ Jumeirah Group Restaurants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

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Kim or Ellen? Who Does MISS SAIGON's Alistair Brammer Think is Chris's True Love?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2017

Just last week, BroadwayWorld took you backstage at MISS SAIGON to get up close and personal with Allistair Brammer. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, today announced the Summer 2018 season in Stratford-upon-Avon, and launched the fundraising campaign Stitch In Time for the restoration and redevelopment of the company's historic Costume Workshop. (more...)

Robert Dubac's THE BOOK OF MORON Comes to njPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron. Writer-performer Robert Dubac's off-Broadway hit, The Book of Moron a one-man comedy that combines the energy of stand-up with the thrill of live theater, takes a hilarious joy ride down the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy. (more...)

2018 Next Stage Theatre Festival to Return to Factory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Next Stage Theatre Festival returns this January with a lineup of ten companies showcasing a cross-section of our exciting indie performance community. With many familiar faces from past Fringe Festivals, the 2018 programming is a true representation of the 'best of the fest'. The festival will take over Factory Theatre from January 3 to 14, 2018. (more...)

The Point to Host Two-Day Symposium in Association with One Dance UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

In August The Point, Eastleigh played host to the 8th annual European Aerial Dance Festival (EADF), presented by Gravity & Levity. Today, following the success of the two-week event - which saw participants travel from around the globe to hone their aerial skills - the venue announces it will curate an Aerial Dance Health Symposium on 13th and 14th January 2018 in association with One Dance UK. (more...)

Justin Heazlewood to Perform Selected Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Wordsmith wunderkind Justin Heazlewood cranks up Sunday afternoon storytelling at Bella Union. The Author of 'Funemployed: Life as an Artist in Australia' and part-time Bedroom Philosopher will offer lashings from his library as senior writer for Frankie and forthcoming memoir. Poems, diaries, the back of a Passiona can - nothing is off limits for his dulcet tones. Enjoy a warmly wordy weekend with this witty wizard. (more...)

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