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Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Syracuse Stage by Dan and Julie Izzo - Sep 18, 2023

Syracuse Stage kicks off its 50th anniversary season with Heidi Schreck’s 'What the Constitution Means to Me', a clever, poignant, multifaceted gem of a play. Literally framed like an old photograph that stirs memory, the play begins as the middle-aged Heidi Schreck (Mel House) steps into a picture of her teenage self engaged in competitive debate.

Ava Della Pietra Unveils Bold New Single 'ego' by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2023

Marking a refreshing evolution from her prior 'girl-next-door' persona, 'ego' presents a mature, self-assured Ava in a light we've never seen before. Building on her standout Broadway performances and relatable high school experiences, this latest track delves into a captivating tale of self-discovery within a complex relationship.

Concert Performances of New Musical BABIES Come to the Lyric Theatre in November by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Babies, a brand-new British coming-of-age musical written by Jack Godfrey and the show’s director Martha Geelan, will play three staged concert performances at The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on 10th, 11th and 12th November 2023.  Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Opens 2023-34 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Rick Dildine Sept. 14 — Oct. 1 on the Festival Stage. Learn more about the play and find out how to get tickets here!

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Opens 2023-34 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2023

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Rick Dildine Sept. 14 - Oct. 1 on the Festival Stage.

Infinix Unveils ZERO 30 5G at Venice Film Festival and Introduces Vlog Contest by Team BWW - Sep 1, 2023

The 80th Venice International Film Festival commenced on September 1st, featuring a remarkable presence from global smartphone company Infinix. In a captivating debut, Infinix took the spotlight as the official sponsor of the 'New Image, New Life' Forum held at the Italian Pavilion on the festival's opening day, alongside the grand launch event of the ZERO 30 5G.

Video: Omar Apollo Shares New Music Video for 'Ice Slippin' by Michael Major - Aug 31, 2023

Omar Apollo shares the music video for his latest single, 'Ice Slippin,' directed by rubberband. This music video follows the announcement of Omar's forthcoming EP, Live for Me via Warner Records. 'Ice Slippin'' was co-produced by Omar and Teo Halm (ROSALÍA, Beyoncé, Lil Yachty). Watch the new video and check out tour dates!

Photos: Jonathan Hoover Debut SECOND-RATE SOMEBODY Packs 54 Below With Cheering Throng by Stephen Mosher - Aug 23, 2023

It was an auspicious debut for Jonathan Hoover, Inappropriate Patti, and everyone who has been waiting for SECOND-RATE SOMEBODY.

((( O ))) Releases Dreamy 'COLORS' Session by Michael Major - Aug 21, 2023

Unpronounceable, ((( O ))) represents an all-seeing eye, the big bang, birth, rebirth, a ripple in an otherwise still body of crystal clear water... or whatever else that might resonate with you. ((( O )))  is for fans of FKJ, Jhene Aiko, or Kehlani's soaring vocals, as well as Medasin and Raveena's RNB stylings, and at times Grimes.

Melissa Center's MARRYING JAKE GYLLENHAAL Set for Industry Presentations by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2023

Dive into the whirlwind journey of Melissa Center's 'Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal' as it takes on societal expectations and toxic pressures on women. The musical is set to have industry presentations.

Bloomsbury Festival Announces 2023 Programme by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 14, 2023

The Bloomsbury Festival has announced their full programme of shows, exhibitions, events, concerts, walks and talks in the 2023 programme with the theme ‘Grow’. The festival includes free events, family-focused activities, exhibitions and performances created to showcase artists, culture, and community.

FINDING CHASE, a World Premiere By New Canon Theatre Lab Launches by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2023

New Canon Theatre Lab presents FINDING CHASE, A World Premiere on the Monterey Peninsula.

Interview: Meet the 2023 Jimmy Awards Winners- Langston Lee & Lauren A. Marchand by Team BWW - Jun 29, 2023

On Monday night, Lauren A. Marchand and Langston Lee's lives changed forever when they were announced the winners of the the 14th Annual Jimmy Awards.BroadwayWorld checks in with the pair following their big wins!

Ashley Cooke to Release Her Debut Album 'shot in the dark' in July by Michael Major - Jun 21, 2023

Revealing the highly anticipated body of work in a surprise moment at the Grand Ole Opry this evening, the new chapter begins Friday, June 23 when the songstress will share the flavorful introduction of what fans can expect from the album with the release of three tracks: “tastes like,” “shot in the dark” and “mean girl feat. Colbie Caillat.'

Tragicomic Play PLEASE LOVE ME to Debut At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe This Summer by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2023

Please Love Me will be performed at 8.20pm in Pleasance Dome (Ace Dome) from 2nd - 26th August (Not 7th, 14th or 21st).

Sarah Kinsley Drops New EP 'Ascension' by Michael Major - Jun 9, 2023

The new EP from breakout artist Sarah Kinsley—Ascension—is out now, her debut with Verve Forecast and Decca UK. Kinsley recently embarked on a series of North American tour dates, which saw sold out shows in Toronto, Montreal and Philadelphia. The whirlwind of limited and intimate dates closes with a spot performing at NYC’s Governors Ball.

Review: I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE at Chinese Theatre by Herbert Paine - May 30, 2023

Susan Morgan Cooper's documentary, I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE, renders a candid and illuminating homage to one of the luminaries of The Great American Songbook ~ Jimmy McHugh. The film will be screened on June 27th at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

3TEETH Return With 'Merchant Of The Void' by Michael Major - May 3, 2023

The track comes alongside a stunning graphic video from one of Hollywood’s leading animators Matteo Santoro (who grew up with 3TEETH frontman Alexis Mincolla) producing a visually epic piece that takes viewers on a space-folding journey into hyper-consumerism on a Lovecraftian scale.

Rich Hall, Plus Special Guests, Will Perform a Benefit Show at Bush Hall For Maggie's Cancer Charity by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2023

Comedian Rich Hall will be playing one night this spring at the Bush Hall to raise money for Maggie's, a cancer support charity funded by donors working in conjunction with hospitals all over the UK.

DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS to be Presented at Lend Me a Theater This Spring by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2023

Don’t Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick will be presented by Hatbox regulars Lend Me a Theater from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 16.

Teatro Paraguas Presents KATIE'S TALES- A Woman's Desire In The Whirlwind Of History by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2023

Teatro Paraguas presents Katie's Tales— a Woman's Desire in the Whirlwind of History, Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Oracle Sisters Share New Single 'RBH' by Michael Major - Mar 8, 2023

Paris-based three piece Oracle Sisters share brand new single “RBH,” the third track to be taken from their long awaited debut album Hydranism, due via US label 22TWENTY. The band will tour the album extensively later this Spring, kicking off with their first NYC show & an appearance at SXSW this month. 

Teatro Paraguas to Present KATIE'S TALES in April by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 5, 2023

Katie's Tales interlaces song, poetry, evocative physicality, and striking stage imagery, to create the dream traces of one woman's encounter with love, war, ancestral memory, and a future still-to-come.

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Theatre Royal Brighton by Caroline Cronin - Mar 1, 2023

If you’re looking for a wholesome yet hilarious evening out supporting your local theatre, look no further than the UK Tour of Steel Magnolias, which this week hit the Theatre Royal Brighton for its latest stop on tour.

Student Blog: Class is Back in Session! by Student Blogger: Diana Vidals - Mar 1, 2023

 From business classes to costume design to French film, this semester started out as quite the whirlwind! Read up on the beginning of a *fingers crossed* successful spring semester at Wagner.

Review: WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS at Portland Playhouse by Krista Garver - Feb 24, 2023

Whether you feel like a romantic comedy or a look at an important moment in our civil rights history, WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS fits the bill.

Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT At Playhouse On Park by Brooks Appelbaum - Feb 17, 2023

Paula Vogel's Indecent, now running at Hartford's Playhouse on Park through February 26, dramatizes the production history of a much older play, The God of Vengeance, written in 1907 by Sholem Asch.

Oracle Sisters Share New Single 'Hot Summer' by Michael Major - Feb 15, 2023

Paris-based three piece Oracle Sisters share brand new single “Hot Summer,” taken from their long awaited debut album Hydranism. The video, directed by Jade de Brito Lopes, sees the band slip into playfully eccentric animal costumes, causing general havoc to the streets of Paris. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Hamish Hawk Releases New Album 'Angel Numbers' by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2023

Each track on Angel Numbers feels like its own world. There are allusions to Leonard Cohen, Karen Carpenter, David Hockney, Dylan Thomas and Britt Ekland and that’s just on the first song, the gloriously panoramic “Once Upon An Acid Glance.” On “Elvis Lookalike Shadows,”  listeners are granted a visitation from Presley in his ’68 Comeback special.

Review: Satisfy Your Inner Theatre Geek With THE HISTORY OF GODSPELL at 54 Below by Belle Goodman - Jan 30, 2023

I wanted more Godspell!

Oracle Sisters Announce Debut Album 'Hydranism' by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

“Tramp Like You,” the album’s opener, is a suitably epic return, combining their classic dream-pop balladry, ear-worm melodies and cryptic lyrical turns of phrase emblematic of the troubadour spirit. The video - shot on 16mm film in the Agafay desert in Morocco - shows the artistic vision of the group, expanding the Oracle Sisters’ mythos further.

Jessica Audiffred Drops New Face-Melter 'Rise' Featuring Sara Benyo by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2022

Following a year jam-packed with sonic releases and riding the tail-end of her wildly successful ‘Ryoko’ North American tour, including several sold out dates in major cities across the country, Jessica Audiffred is back with her second offering of the month, ‘Never Be The Same’ featuring Sara Benyo.

Review: THEY DO NOT MOVE Enthralls Audiences at The Catastrophic Theatre by Miranda Keating - Nov 23, 2022

The Catastrophic Theatre is now presenting the world premiere of THEY DO NOT MOVE by Brian Jucha with the Catastrophic ensemble. There is joy to be found in this show because it brings its audience in, has them constantly take stock of new situations, causes them to reflect on the state of the world today, and strikes to inspire positive change.

Isaac Watters Releases 'Sadness' Single by Michael Major - Oct 25, 2022

Bridging a number of genres and influences including uncanny post-punk to sun-bleached indie rock, mingled with spoken-word, Watters firmly plants himself in the lineage of other storied singer-songwriters such as Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Dan Bejar, and Mark Kozalek. who wrestled with the darkness of their time.

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Christmas Show Announced At The Fabulous Fox, December 15 by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2022

Take a break from the whirlwind of holiday shopping and cooking and decorating and planning, and schedule some plain old fun. We've got just the thing for you — and your visiting relatives too: On Thursday, December 15, Garrison Keillor takes his Prairie Home Companion Christmas Show to St. Louis's Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Panti Bliss And Tara Flynn to Go Back-to-back In A Double Bill Of Two Brand new Shows At The Abbey Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

THISISPOPBABY return to the stage hot off the heels after a sell-out run of their hit show WAKE at the National Stadium, to create two incendiary new shows for the national theatre.

The Lounge Society Share New Single 'Upheaval' by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2022

“Upheaval” follows recent singles “No Driver” and “Blood Money” and showcases the flip side of the coin to what The Lounge Society can do. Well-known for the whirlwind intensity with which they can ply their trade, “Upheaval” brings proceedings back down to earth with plaintive acoustic guitar interplay and subtly shuffling percussion.

Maine State Music Theatre's JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Explodes with Color, Energy, and Joy by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 30, 2022

Maine State Music Theatre’s second main stage production, perennial favorite, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, takes the Pickard stage by storm, exploding with color, energy, and sheer irrepressible joy. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s early collaboration based on the Book of Genesis has as its central metaphor the coat of many colors, and like that kaleidoscopic garment, the show itself is a rich, eclectic tapestry that weaves together musical and choreographic genres, ancient and modern sensibilities, and perhaps best of all in this production – a diverse and deeply talented cast that is beautiful to behold.

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On Pre-Broadway LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse by Review Roundups - Jun 30, 2022

What did the critics think? La Jolla Playhouse's pre-Broadway production of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka

Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at CCAE Theatricals 'is a gorgeous trip to 1950s Florence, Italy that should not be missed.' by E.H. Reiter - Jun 19, 2022

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA by CCAE Theatricals is a gorgeous trip to 1950s Florence, Italy that should not be missed. Full of soaring vocals, beautiful costumes and sets, and absolutely lush orchestrations played by a live orchestra this is a show that is fantastic from start to finish.  THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA through June 25 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

BWW Review: THE SOUTHBURY CHILD, Chichester Festival Theatre by Gary Naylor - Jun 18, 2022

Funny, frightening and thought-provoking, The Southbury Child cannot quite keep all its plates spinning, but is bold in its ambition and execution

BWW Interview: Debbie Wileman of HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY JUDY GARLAND! by Stephen Mosher - May 31, 2022

What started as a way to reach people during the pandemic has turned into a blessing for singing actress Debbie Wileman, as well as the throngs of fans she picked up along the way. Debbie discusses her big adventure with Broadway World Cabaret.

Podcast Exclusive: Michael Maliakel Talks Love of Broadway & More on The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

In this episode of The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales, Maliakel discusses touring with Phantom of the Opera as the Raoul understudy, his love for Broadway's Spring Awakening, and Bridges of Madison County, and more.

VIDEO: Mandy Moore Shares Star-Studded Music Video 'In Real Life' by Michael Major - Mar 17, 2022

The new music video features co-stars from the beloved NBC drama This Is Us including Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan, Justin Hartley, and Jon Huertas, as well as friends Hilary Duff, Wilmer Valderrama, Tess Holiday, Skylar Astin, Ashley Streicher of longtime hair and makeup team Streicher sisters, and more.

BWW Previews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY THE MUSICAL at Axelrod PAC by Lianna Albrizio - Mar 8, 2022

Axelrod Theatre Presents “Bridges of Madison County: The Musical” For Bestselling Novel’s 30th Anniversary 

BWW Review: ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'RE HAPPY at Rogue Machine Theatre by Andrew Child - Mar 6, 2022

Rogue Machine Theatre’s latest offering, the American premiere of Welsh playwright Daf James’ On the Other Hand, We’re Happy opens in a cloud of cliches.

Anaïs Mitchell to Play the Flynn in February by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2022

Tony and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell will perform at the Flynn on February 19 at 7:30 pm. Mitchell will perform songs from her solo albums as well as fan-favorites from the musical Hadestown.

SUCKER 4 U Comes to The Pleasance For LGBTQ+ History Month 2022 by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2022

A new queer horror-comedy about the whirlwind romance between a normal man and a giant tentacled death-god from beyond the stars.

Shumka Announces Performances in Four Cities by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2022

After decades of performances near and far, the whirlwind returns with its tenth Canadian tour. Shumka has announced performances in four cities this spring, Edmonton (April 7 & 8), Winnipeg (May 5), Saskatoon (May 13) and Regina (May 22). Additional tour dates for Fall of 2022 will be announced.


The Whirlwind has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1910, Broadway which opened in 1911 and Broadway which opened in 1919.



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