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Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Pittsburgh Opera's GLORY DENIED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America's longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson's suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom Stoppard's INDIAN INK Shares the Humanity Behind British Imperialism at The Rollins Theatre in Austin, Tx.
by Amy Tarver - Feb 22, 2019

Tom Stoppard is regarded as one of the greatest living playwrights of our day. His time spent in India in the 1940's as a boy, no doubt influenced the author's point of view in writing INDIAN INK. By modern terms, Stoppard's writing would be described as a slow burn, with a style gradually revealing plot and character as the play progresses. In INDIAN INK, the scenes travel long distances in both space and time, to reveal the heart of Flora Crewe played by Jill Blackwood. Examining the imperial British rule in early 20th century India - the clash of cultures between India and the British, display both the casualties and inspiration of such a combination. At the heart of our story Flora leaves England for a warmer climate amid advice from her doctor for her failing health. The Story jumps back and forth between Flora navigating India in the early 1900's to more modern times detailing a biographer and her sister investigating the aftermath of her fascinating life. The Story gently exposes itself as a subtle tale of love in many capacities. Love between sisters, scholarly love and the forbidden budding relationship between Flora and her portrait artist Nirad Das (played by Tamil Periasamy). As described of Flora throughout the show, her many affairs were fleeting, which made the building of her love for Nirad sweet, leaving the audience wanting more. (more...)

HBO Films Drama NATIVE SON, Based On The Classic Novel By Richard Wright, Debuts 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The HBO Films presentation NATIVE SON, based on the classic novel by Richard Wright, will debut SATURDAY, APRIL 6 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO, it was announced today by Len Amato, president, HBO Films. Directed by first-time director and renowned visual artist Rashid Johnson from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog/Underdog”), the drama had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

Bakermat Unleashes Jazz-Inspired New Single TROUBLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Dutch DJ and producer Bakermat has delivered his new single 'Trouble' with rising talent Albert Goldtaking the helm on vocals. (more...)

Review Roundup: RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Verdi's tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer's neon-bedecked, Las Vegas-themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts. (more...)

BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 22, 2019

AN INSPECTOR CALLS is a gripping theatrical experience from start-to-finish. Director Stephen Daldry's breathtaking revival of J.B. Priestley's 1946 thriller had its origins in 1992 and comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater now as part of an international tour from the National Theatre of Great Britain. Though Daldry originally conceived of this staging decades ago and Priestly has set his play in 1912, this production possesses both a timeliness and a timelessness that make it deeply impactful now. (more...)

WAITRESS Seeks Young Actress in Tulsa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Celebrity Attractions is pleased to announce that WAITRESS will make its Tulsa debut at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited eight performance engagement April 16-21 and, in association with Theatre Tulsa, is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Susanna Gellert, the new Executive Artistic Director of Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, has unveiled her inaugural season at the helm of Vermont's award-winning professional theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shannon Hurst of THE SNOW QUEEN at Little Door Theatre Says It's A Magical, Icy Spectacle!
by Katie Laban - Feb 22, 2019

The Little Door Theatre is tackling a new endeavor with their first full-length Theatre for Young Audiences production of The Snow Queen that runs February 22nd through March 3rd at the theatre in Warren. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Anderson tale, kids of all ages will be delighted by The Snow Queen, a heartwarming story of friendship, love, and coming age. The audience joins Gerda as she sets out to save her best friend, Kai, from the icy hand of the Snow Queen. Along the way, Gerda encounters robbers, witches, royalty and a talking reindeer as her adventures take her closer to saving her friend. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Shannon Hurst, The Snow Queen's director and Little Door Theatre's owner and artistic director, about the show, what it takes to put on a youth theatre play, and what type of magic audiences can expect in The Snow Queen. Check out what she has to say below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: TUESDAY Is An Intriguing Look Into The Murmurings Of The Mind On A Seemingly Normal Day
by Jade Kops - Feb 22, 2019

Louris van de Geer's short play TUESDAY presents an unusual look into the minds of four seemingly separate individuals on an apparently normal weekday.  (more...)

Laura Benanti and Mother Linda Benanti to Perform THE STORY GOES ON at Wolftrap
by Marika O'Hara - Feb 22, 2019

Tony-winner Laura Benanti will share the stage with her mother, former Broadway star Linda Benanti, in a concert titled The Story Goes On. The concerts will take on March 9 at 3 PM and 8 PM at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia. The show will take audience members on 'a musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter.' Tickets can be purchased at Wolftrap.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Photo Released of Rosie Holt and Brendan Murphy in THE CROWN DUAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Casting has been announced and the first photo released from the world premiere of 'The Crown Dual', a new comedy from the pen of parodic mastermind Daniel Clarkson, co-creator of Olivier Award-nominated hit shows 'Potted Potter' and 'Potted Panto.' (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: EVITA
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 22, 2019

Woof. This week is the biggest decluttering task I've attempted yet-throwing out my Evita CDs. I got 99 problems and Evita CDs are all of them. And that's not including the vinyl and the bootlegs on audio cassette. And the strange flash drives people handed me in dark bars muttering something about Elaine Paige and 'A New Argentina.' (more...)

Mary Goggin's RUNAWAY PRINCESS Has A New Venue And Schedule For At FRIGIDny
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

When FRIGIDny announced on Feb. 19th they would not be able to present many of their scheduled shows at Under St. Marks, the organization and performers faced a scramble for new spaces, and that resulted in some new schedules as well. All was resolved quickly, and Mary Goggin's 'Runaway Princess...A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness' will proceed with a new opening date and a slightly altered scheduled. The play now opens at IATI Theater on February 24th. See full schedule below. (more...)

BWW Review: Joel Grey-Directed Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Moves Uptown
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2019

The word 'meshugge' seemed to really pop out for the audience, receiving a big laugh when uttered by Tevye the night this reviewer thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully acted and sung National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein's classic 1964 musical based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

EMMA & GILL Comes to Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Emma & Gill, a new show touring to schools in Edinburgh and Lothians, questions what is 'normal' and why being different is to be celebrated. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director John A.C. Kennedy of PLAY ON! at The Chatham Playhouse
by Gina Zenyuch - Feb 22, 2019

Need a good laugh? The Chatham Community Players may have the cure with Rick Abbott's hilarious play within a play, Play On! Directed by John A.C. Kennedy, it's an uproarious behind-the scenes comedy in the tradition of Noises Off. (more...)

A THERAPY SESSION WITH MYSELF Goes To The Kraine For An Open-Ended Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

After a successful premiere at the Hudson Guild Theatre this past January as part of the New York Theatre Festival's 2019 NYWinterfest, A Therapy Session with Myself - Anthony J. Piccione's controversial, semi-autobiographical drama about living with mental illness and Asperger's syndrome - returns in May for an open-ended run of monthly performances at the Kraine Theater, home to some of the most cutting-edge artists in independent theatre. (more...)

Azuka Theatre Presents Philadelphia Premiere Of BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Azuka Theatre presents the return of the Virginia & Harvey Kimmel New Professionals Production with the Philadelphia Premiere of BOB: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. BOB chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a 'Great Man.' (more...)

Bruce Dern to Guest Star in AT&T AUDIENCE Network's MR. MERCEDES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Emmy nominee and two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Mustang) is joining the cast of AT&T AUDIENCE Network's critically acclaimed drama series Mr. Mercedes, as a guest star. Dern will play John Rothstein, a famous and reclusive writer living on the fringes of Bridgton, Ohio. (more...)

marshallARTS Family Series Storybook Pages Presents GASTON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the delightful doggy tale Gaston, the spring edition of the popular marshallARTS Family Series program Storybook Pages, for two free presentations on Saturday, March 2. The first presentation at 11 am SOLD OUT and so we have added a just announced additional presentation at 1 pm. New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio wrote Gaston. (more...)

VIDEO: Welcome to His Home! Harry Hadden-Paton Tours Henry Higgins' House at MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2019

Harry Hadden-Paton has grown accustomed to his home on Wimpole Street and he's giving us a tour of Michael Yeargan's Tony-nominated scenic design! Go inside Henry Higgins' home in the video below. (more...)

Children's Playhouse Of Maryland Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Children's Playhouse of MD (CPM), in residence at CCBC Essex, proudly presents Once On This Island, Jr. The show is based on the novel, "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy. This production features 41 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents New Comedy AMERICAN MARIACHI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

"Why can't a girl be in a Mariachi band?" is a question only answered by understanding music's power to heal and connect, and the freedom to dream big, in Arizona Theatre Company's production of American Mariachi, a new comedy from Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the former playwright in residence at Childsplay, March 9-30 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and April 4-21 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. (more...)

PUFFS Releases New Book PUFFS: THE ESSENTIAL COMPANION In Honor of 750th Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, New York's long-running hit comedy, will celebrate its landmark 750th performance Off Broadway with the announcement that Del Rey Books will publish PUFFS: The Essential Companion, the official behind-the-scenes companion to the show. This illustrated guide includes a full script of the play annotated with insights from creator Matt Cox, and a wealth of material including interviews with cast and crew, production photos and designs, deleted and alternate scenes, and much more. The book, featuring extra material written by Jason Fry, will be published on November 5. (more...)

Light Of The Moon Publishing Releases Anniversary Edition of G.W. Mullins Novel, 'Jason And Alexander A Gay Paranormal Romance Story'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

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BWW Review: MAKING GOD LAUGH Will Make You Glad You Saw It at Florence Community Theater
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 22, 2019

For those of you who have never been to a production by The Florentine Players, you are in for a treat. It's small town dinner theater. The stage is located at the front of a large space filled with long tables in the Florence City Hall off State Street. At the back of the room is a canteen where you can buy popcorn, cookies, or nachos and a variety of other things. There is a beverage bar in the hallway. It's cozy. It's neighborly. And that's what makes this production of MAKING GOD LAUGH so great. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON Celebrates Opening Night in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The company of HAMILTON on tour recently celebrated opening night in San Francisco, check out the photos below! (more...)

Playwright Lynn Nottage and Actor Jessica Frances Dukes Discuss their New Play BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Two time Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, best known for Ruined and Tony-winning play Sweat, and actor Jessica Frances Dukes, who stars in Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, joined AM to DM by BuzzFeed News this morning. The duo discussed their new play "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark," how things have and haven't changed for black actors since the early days of Hollywood, their inspiration for The Story and character and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Tom Ratcliffe's CIRCA at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Circa explores the blurred identity of the gay relationship in the modern age. Following The Story of one man's romantic life, we are taken through the different relationships and encounters he experiences over a period of thirty years. Joining him through the joys and pitfalls of trying to find love and fulfilment as a gay man. (more...)

Next Week at Feinstein's 54 Below: Joanna Gleason, Bonnie Milligan, Tovah Feldshuh and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: GLORY DENIED at Pittsburgh Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of US Army Colonel Jim Thompson, who was held captive as a prisoner of war longer than any other American in history. The opera deals not only with Thompson's suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also with the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. (more...)

BWW Review: Philadelphia Theater Company's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Pati Buehler - Feb 22, 2019

Deep in the heart of Iowa sits Francesca, a lonely young woman who long ago left Italy with the young American GI finding herself supposedly content until she realizes she's really accepted the hopeless acceptance of captivity. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company's THE ROYALE Packs A Dramatic Punch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Next up at the Kitchen Theatre Company is The Royale by Marco Ramirez, a play that will leave audiences breathless with its emotionally-charged fight scenes, lyrical dialogue, and poignant critique of American race relations. Performances of The Royale begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on March 10th and run through March 31st. Opening night is Thursday, March 14th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At DCT's THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

We've got your first look at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre's all-new musical version of THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG - and it's far from The Story you remember! (more...)

Adia Victoria's SILENCES Released Today, On Tour Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Today  Adia Victoria releases her new album Silences via Canvasback. You can stream the album here. (more...)

Michael W. Smith Releases AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience Today From Rocketown Records, The Fuel Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Iconic, multi-Platinum-selling, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Michael W. Smithhosted an inclusive, multi-racial, multi-denominational and multi-generational gathering of 14,000 people at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN last August. The energy, passion and unity of the event was captured as it happened on AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience releasing today (Feb. 22) from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music. Available now athttp://fanlink.to/michaelwsmith, the album features Smith along with special guest CeCe Winans and the voices of all those who attended the evening. (more...)

Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime Series PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

SHOWTIME has announced that Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) will join PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, the next chapter of the PENNY DREADFUL saga, in the role of Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout The Story. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally. Tony® and Golden Globe®  award winner and three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy nominated series PENNY DREADFUL, will continue in those same roles. Michael Aguilar (KIDDING) will also serve as executive producer. Production on the drama series is expected to begin later this year. (more...)

Review Roundup: ROCK OF AGES Rocks 5th Avenue Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including 'We Built This City' (which appears in the production), 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' and 'Sara.' (more...)

BWW Review: USHER at Folkoperan, Stockholm
by Annette Stolt - Feb 21, 2019

Claude Debussy began writing an opera based on Edgar Allan Po's classic horror novel 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. He never finished it but the music has now been completed by Annelies Van Parys and the libretto by Gaea Schoters by order by Folkoperan and Staatoper During the Linden in Berlin. Premiere was in Berlin on October 12, 2018 and premiered at Folkoperan in Stockholm on February 14, 2019. (more...)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Reawakens At SF Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty returns to San Francisco Ballet on March 9 with performances through March 17 at SF War Memorial Opera House. Tomasson's staging, which premiered with the Company in 1990, updates Marius Petipa's original choreography from 1890, which debuted at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beloved score, The Sleeping Beauty is a pinnacle of classical repertory. (more...)

Theater Latté Da Announces The Cast Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Theater Latte Da announces the cast for John Cameron Mitchell's genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing sensation Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Winner of 2014 Tony award for Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch features music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Annie Enneking and Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein co-direct the production with Music Director Jason Hansen. Performances begin March 27 at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis). (more...)

Flabbergast Theatre Presents THE SWELL MOB
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Flabbergast Theatre, are the creators of; Boris & Sergey: puppetry's Balkan bad boys and 'the greatest vaudevillian double act ever conceived for the small stage' Tatterdemalion, the award winning puppetry, physical comedy, and mime performance and Skrimshanks the bizarre buffoon immersive theatre Fringe hit. (more...)

Catch THE FAVOURITE, Starring Emma Stone, at Ayala Cinemas This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

10-time 2019 Oscar-nominated film “The Favourite” has exclusive screenings at Ayala Cinemas: Glorietta 4, The 30th, U.P. Town Center, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma, Abreeza Davao, and Ayala Center Cebu this weekend. (more...)

Review Roundup: Did Critics Make a Match in Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The critically-acclaimed National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish opens tonight at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd St.) for a limited engagement through June 30, 2019. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre School Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The Story centers on King Arthur and his search for the Holy Grail. After a rather silly bit of miscommunication leads us briefly to Finland, our king and his ever faithful squire Patsy begin to search for knights to accompany him on his Quest. He finds his first in the unlikely guise of Dennis, a hideous local mud farmer. (more...)

Peninsula Youth Theatre Celebrates Self-Acceptance And Friendship In Tony-Award Nominated SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Everyone's favorite ogre goes from swamp to stage as Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) proudly presents Shrek the Musical, a hysterical and multi-layered fairy tale, playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this March. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following The Story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer) (more...)

BWW Review: A Modern Day OTHELLO Finds Humor Amid the Horror of Revenge
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 21, 2019

Never has the relationship between Iago and Roderigo in Shakespeare's OTHELLO stolen the show like it does in the current A Noise Within production, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. With an outwardly nonchalant Michael Manuel as the revenge seeking villain, and Jeremy Rabb, an actor who knows comedy like the back of his hand, as his unsuspecting lackey, the situational humor in Shakespeare's tragedy comes front and center. That's right, humor. (more...)

What Will We Do With A Drunken Sailor? THE IRISH ROVERS Answer That Musical Question And More At The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 21, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents The Irish Rovers on Friday, March 8, at 8:00pm. Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer - one that will have you singing and clapping along. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy among generation after generation of fans. Don't miss your chance to hear this iconic band once again! (more...)

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