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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
As the supermarkets start to release their newest festive fodder and the TV schedulers begin to announce their line up of seasonal delights... we too are thrilled to spread our little bit of early Christmas cheer and announce the hugely talented and musical cast set to star in our first ever pantomime: Cinderella - The Rockin' Panto written and directed by Peter Rowe - running at artsdepot from Saturday 30 November a?" Sunday 5 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Lantern Theater Company launches its 2019/20 season with the Philadelphia premiere of Ralph Manheim's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, which begins previews tonight. Focusing on a shady businessman's rise to power, Brecht wrote this brilliant drama on the eve of World War II as a parable about the rise of Hitler and fascism. Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon directs a cast that includes Anthony Lawton as Arturo Ui, with Mary Lee Bednarek, Charlie DelMarcelle, Julia Hopkins, Gregory Isaac, Jered McLenigan, David Pica, Brian Anthony Wilson, and Frank X. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request press comps for opening night on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs Thursday, September 5 through Sunday, October 13, 2019; a complete schedule of performances and audience enrichment events is included in the fact sheet below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly presents Tony Award winner Betty Buckley October 17 a?" 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater. Following her star turn as Dolly Levi in the hit National Tour of Hello, Dolly! Buckley returns to the Center headlining the opening of the 2019-2020 Cabaret Series. Buckley is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies with an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe. Accompanied by pianist and music director Christian Jacob, Buckley is joined by a quartet of musicians for three intimate evenings of cabaret which will include selections from her newest release Hope, and her acclaimed double album Story Songs, part of which was recorded at the Samueli Theater. Said Playbill, a?oeBuckley tears at the heart like few others can, offering stories in song that are not only entrancing, but wholly worth repeating.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, begins its 24th season with a nod to the Jazz Age of the 1920s. The program's first half spotlights the preternatural theremin (invented in the 1920s) with the instrument's first concerto, written by Joseph Schillinger, juxtaposed with the world premiere of Dalit Warshaw's Sirens: A Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra, both performed by world renowned thereminist Carolina Eyck. The concert continues with three works representing the Roaring Twenties and its fascination with American pop culture: John Alden Carpenter's Krazy Kat and Skyscrapers, and Kurt Weill's Little Threepenny Music.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Tony-Award winning Broadway, film and TV actress/singer Betty Buckley is fresh off her year long acclaimed run in the First National Tour of the new production of the Broadway Hit Hello, Dolly! She is preparing to kick off the 2019-2020 Cabaret Series at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts at the Samueli Theater October 17 a?' 19 in Costa Mesa.
BWW Review: Nashville Rep's 35th Season Celebration Kicks Off With Astonishing URINETOWN THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2019
Brilliant social commentary or sophomoric lowbrow humor? Just what is it that makes Urinetown the Musical such a hit with audiences and theater companies a?' is it the biting satire delivered in Greg Kotis' book and lyrics and in Mark Hollmann's music and lyrics, or is it (in the case of Nashville Repertory Theatre's 35th season opening production) director Jason Tucker's fast-paced and quick-witted vision that's nothing short of mesmerizingly entertaining? We'll leave that up to you to decide a?' well, actually, we won't since that's why I am paid the big bucks to tell you what to think a?' but rest assured that no matter the reason, odds are you're going to love Nashville Rep's iteration of Urinetown and you'll want to score tickets before the show evaporates into the creative ether encircling Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre.
by Gary Naylor - May 8, 2019
Ute Lemper talks to BroadwayWorld UK about her role in Rendezvous with Marlene, her 'personal homage to that great lady', at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced its 29th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the return of the wild, comic rock musical CRY-BABY, which New Line first produced in 2012 in its American regional premiere, based on the John Waters film, running Sept. 26-Oct. 19, 2019; followed by the electrifying new rock musical fresh from Broadway, in its regional premiere, HEAD OVER HEELS, a high-energy, adult romp about gender and sexuality, based on a 16th century novel and using the songs of the pop group The Go-Go's, running March 5-28, 2020; and the season closes with the return of one of New Line's biggest hits, which the New Liners first presented in 2007, the pitch dark satire URINETOWN, the hilarious, outrageous fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, running June 4-27, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Weston Playhouse is deeply saddened to announce that ?Malcolm Ewen?, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Founding Director, beloved colleague, and friend, has passed after a long battle with cancer.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Two of Broadway's brightest stars, beloved costars, and real-life friends, Laura Osnes and Corey Cott will bring their new duo act, Let's Duet!, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only-Friday, July 19 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 20 (8 p.m.). Dazzling audiences on Broadway last season with their undeniable chemistry and powerful performances in Bandstand, the talented pair reunites on-stage for an evening of duets, including tunes they've always dreamed of singing together, as well as iconic songs from Broadway and beyond.
BWW Review: Nashville Opera's 'Gleefully Subversive' THE CRADLE WILL ROCK: Opera, Musical Theater or Both?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2019
Now onstage through Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12) in a much anticipated and gleefully subversive production from Nashville Opera, The Cradle Will Rock remains hard to define: It could be described as a work of art whose meaning, its very raison d'etre, can be bent to suit any conceivable justification. Variously, Blitzstein described his 1937 work as a 'play in music' or an 'opera for actors' and its history clearly paints it as either or even as both.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
We at Kneehigh aren't the first to refashion a Beggar's Opera for our times. And I'm betting we won't be the last. The enduring power of John Gay's extraordinary musical mash-up of high and low art, first unleashed in 1726, made an explosive impression on popular culture then and continues to do so now.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
This summer, the Bard Music Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary season with a two-week, in-depth exploration of 'Korngold and His World.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Viviana Durante Company today announces the full cast for Seven Deadly Sins at Wilton's Music Hall, a brand-new restaging of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's ballet chante choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan. The production is directed by ballet legend Viviana Durante and developed in association with Deborah MacMillan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Elton John, whose life will soon be represented on the big screen with Rocketman, will be celebrated in story and song at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, at 7:00pm in a concert directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below presents Canada Day with Joshua Stackhouse. Have you been thinking about Canada a little more than usual these days? Enviously envisioning its gorgeous landscape, its low crime rates, its free healthcare, and its all-around #woke-ness? Have you looked at the calendar to see Canada Day looming ever closer - knowing that the glorious holiday will only amplify these feelings of deep longing? (Psst!...Canada Day is July 1st!) Don't you worry! The nice folks at Feinstein's/54 Below are looking out for you (kinda like how the Canadian government actually looks out for its citizens)!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 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.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Monica Moore - Jun 25, 2019
At times verging on the absurd, this production of the Threepenny Opera (in support of the Wellington Homeless Women's Trust) is thoroughly entertaining, at times unsettling and indicative of the work's continuing popularity and relevance although the purposeful crude scenes, caustic wit and dissection of the hypocrisies of the bourgeois morality may not be for everyone.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Following a sold-out engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko in 2018, The Broadway Princess Party will perform at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Musical director and pianist, Kevin Winebold, celebrates his 40th birthday with KEVIN WINEBOLD: MY FIRST FORTY YEARS with a host of Broadway guest artists in a benefit concert at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South). Guest artists include Desi Davar (WEST SIDE STORY), Nicolas Dromard (JERSEY BOYS), Lauren Elder (SIDE SHOW), Leigh Ann Larkin (GYPSY), Kimberly Marable (HADESTOWN), Arthur Migliazza (BOOGIE STOMP!), Anthony Nunziata (The Last Laugh), and Jelani Remy (AIN'T TOO PROUD). Proceeds from the concert will benefit arts education programs that Winebold will be creating this summer in Angola, Africa.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
West Edge Operais offering $19 tickets for all performances in their upcoming summer festival, including the highly anticipated Bay Area premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's adaptation of the Lars von Trier film Breaking the Waves. True to our East Bay roots, we have long been committed to presenting world class opera in unconventional locations and to an often overlooked audience. By offering a limited number of tickets at only $19, we hope to erase any barrier that would keep patrons from experiencing the drama and intensity of fully produced opera.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2019
During the Dallas tour stop of Hello, Dolly!, Betty Buckley sat down with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for an interview. Hear the Broadway legend talk about the current political climate.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Headlong today announce the full cast for Hedda Tesman which will receive its world premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre before playing at The Lowry, Salford.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced casting for its 29th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, which opens with the return of the wild, comic rock musical CRY-BABY, based on the iconic John Waters film, a show which New Line first produced in 2012 in its American regional premiere, running Sept. 26-Oct. 19, 2019. The season continues with the electrifying new rock musical fresh from Broadway, in its regional premiere, HEAD OVER HEELS, a high-energy, adult romp about gender and sexuality, based on a 16th-century novel and using the songs of the 80s rock band The Go-Go's, running March 5-28, 2020. And the season closes with the return of one of New Line's biggest hits, which the New Liners first presented in 2007, the pitch dark satire URINETOWN, the hilarious, outrageous fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, running June 4-27, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
THIRTEEN's American Masters and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES join forces to present the first documentary about Raúl Juliá, the versatile Puerto Rican actor whose work on stage and screen took the world by storm. American Masters — Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage premieres Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/rauljulia and the PBS Video App in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The Wilbury Theatre Group opens its 2019/20 Main Series season with Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece Waiting for Godot, which runs in performances September 26 - October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
a?oePapa Dozes, Mama Blows Her Noses.a?? That's just one of the delightfully quirky musical numbers from In Circles, the Obie award-winning musical romp adapted by composer Al Carmines from A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater's stage from December 4, 2019 a?' January 5, 2020. Artistic Director Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 extraordinary dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition. The repertory features more than two dozen diverse works by some of the world's preeminent choreographers, including world premieres by Donald Byrd and Ailey dancer and newly announced Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts, company premieres by Aszure Barton and Camille A. Brown, and new productions by Judith Jamison and Lar Lubovitch.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the West Coast premiere of John Kelly's Time No Line, Thursday April 25 to Saturday April 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
The Las Vegas Philharmonic and Music Director Donato Cabrera announced the 2019 2020 concert season today, which will include 11 performances from September 7, 2019 through May 9, 2020 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra's 21st season offers an exhilarating mix of Masterworks and Pops concerts that celebrate cherished classical works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi in addition to energetic programs including a night of movie music from Danny Elfman and Tim Burton film collaborations, a nod to Opera and Broadway in an all Kurt Weill program plus two distinct holiday concerts including a nostalgic celebration featuring beloved seasonal melodies to an all Baroque program with Handel's Messiah.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
With the critically acclaimed The Son currently running at Kiln Theatre, and with Inua Ellams' The Half God of Rainfall in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announced the full cast for Blues in the Night - Susie McKenna directs Sharon D Clarke (The Lady), Debbie Kurup (The Woman), Clive Rowe (The Man) and Gemma Sutton (The Girl) the first major London revival in 30 years. The production opens on 24 July, with previews from 18 July, and runs until 7 September.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the final rotating cast of guest actors for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Prospect Productions today announces the UK premiere of Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady!, written and directed by Maureen Sherlock. Amanda Muggleton stars in this one-women play based on the real life of the stage and screen star Coral Browne. It opens at King's Head Theatre on 19 May and runs until 3 June.
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Elizabeth Josephine 'Jo' Sullivan Loesser passed away yesterday, April 28, from heart failure in her New York City Home. She was 91 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce casting for its 33rd Season: THE BOY FROM OZ, GREASE, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and its Emerson Family Theatre Series production of Disney's 101 DALMATIANS. 'The tagline at STAGES is 'Experience The Story' and our 2019 Season stays true to these words offering something special for everyone,' expresses Associate Producer Andrew Kuhlman.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Haydn Gwynne will make her Chichester debut in the title role of HEDDA TESMAN by Cordelia Lynn, after Henrik Ibsen. Holly Race Roughan directs this co-production with Headlong and The Lowry, running at the Minerva Theatre from 30 August - 28 September.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Kat Stewart (Offspring) stars as the audacious and spontaneous Georgie opposite Peter Kowitz (Janet King) as routine-loving Alex in the Australian premiere of Heisenberg, directed by Tom Healey (The Spook).
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
The Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment announce that 17-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Sting will headline a Las Vegas residency, 'My Songs,' set to open at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Friday, May 22, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Alanis Morissette, who will be represented on Broadway next season with Jagged Little Pill, will be celebrated in story and song at Feinstein's/54 Below today, April 24th, 2019, at 9:30pm in a concert directed by Robert W. Schneider.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Alanis Morissette, who will be represented on Broadway next season with Jagged Little Pill, will be celebrated in story and song at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, at 9:30pm in a concert directed by Robert W. Schneider.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is proud to announce the return of its summer youth program, Teens Speak Up. Now in its 16th summer, Teens Speak Up gives local junior high and high school students the opportunity to connect with their peers and Chance Artists as they write, design, and perform their own original play. Through this process, students will also grow concentration and awareness, emotional freedom and connection, and self-confidence. Chance Theater Resident Artists Darryl B. Hovis and Education Director, Karen O'Hanlon will guide students through the six-week program, which begins on June 17, 2019 and culminate in four public performances on July 27 and 28 at 11:00am and 7:00pm.